THE PERqUIMAKS WEEKLY, HKRTFOftD, N. C TODDBCEMBER 15, 1944
" By HUGO S. SIMS, Washington Correspondent
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A ntt Mtim Reauive ! minute they are " ruing more wan
v.j4n.t.,.t .r MnnltioiH two ions oi sieei at uw
"Production f ttf arms and equip-1 that Aachen would have fallen soon
ment needed by m troops hhflM' fe tAHe.
on forty per cent oi the programs, mmuuuu v. -
declares Lieutenants-General Brehon' Arthur's forces on Leyte are using
B. Somervell, Commanding General more artillery ammunition to a
of the Arm Service forces, who month than they used in all of the
Jda that two-thirds of this forty past sixteen months combined.
perScent arc the critical items de The serious situation can be im
iijerately Wanted on the fighting, iterstood by the statement of the
J X-i General that he has calls tor three
.... ; Thr TJeneral pointed out that the
HAU pace of the advances by
creased the need for many items andi mg larger rather than smaller.
that overseas commanders are clam-
'.i.t- na. 4V.am of MIM loof ttlAV bfl
compelled to "reduce the force of operating eighteen days from the
' their offensives " machine tool to the firing line, in
He reveals that American troops comparison to a normal lag of six
,ar firing more artillery ammuni- montns Deiween prooucuon ana use.
)tion on the Western front than this! .Some additlonal information along
I -f, it nvliH.inr. that everV S e was recently uiuviueu uy
times as many shells, of certain
types as our ordnance plants are
turning out and the demand is grow-
the case of eight-inch shells," de
clares Genera Somervell, "we are
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At This Theatre
Secretary of the Treasury Henry W.
Morgenthau, in opening the Sixth
War Loan Drive. Mr. Morganthau
pointed out that in Europe "we
have embarked upon the final push,"
and that "it demands a concentra
tion of materials and efforts im
measurably greater than any we
have yet brought to bear."
The Secretary of the Treasury
pointed out that the "war has now
settled down to a sustained, continu
ous attack," which is costly in sup
plies. Jie said that the last drive in
Tunisia took only eighteen days.
Tarawa was saptured in ten days,
Kwajalein in eight, Guam in three
weeks and the island of Sicily in a
little over a month.
Referring to some of our cam
paigns, the Treasury head pointed
out that. in the whole of the Tunisian
battle, we lost 88 mortars. In Sicily,
we lost 47, but in a single month on
the German front, "we expended no
less than 700 mortars. In four
weeks of combat on the German bor
der, we lost 2,400 trucks and jeeps
-two and one-half times the rate
of loss in other campaigns. In Eu
rope, in June, our 155-mm. Howit
zers hurled a quarter of a million
high explosive shells at the Germans,
but in September, just three months
later, they fired a million and a
half rounds six times as much."
Other examples of the prodigious
use of ammunition: In June, we
fired 75 rounds of 155-mm. high ex
plosive shells at the German lines
but in September about 500,000
over six times as many a in June.
On the Western front, the average
rate of expenditure for ammunition
has been close to 5,000 rounds a
minute, every minute, twenty-four
hours a day. In some of the intense
fighting, like that around Aachen,
the rate of expenditure has been
many, many times greater than the
Wise Plan To Increase
Efficiency of Congress
One of the encouraging develop
ments in Washington is the recent
Mr. Batcheller says that there are
no really essential civilian items in
demand that should be given priority
over war production and adds that he
would rather have returning service
men unemployed after the war than
"have them lay dead in a slit trench
on the other side for lack of suffi
cient guns, ammunition, medical sup
This is what we consider straight
talk which should be appreciated by
the families of service men over
seas. We remember, not many
months ago, considerable publicity
was given to the tug-of-war between
certain industrialists and military
and naval leaders who opposed imme
diate plans for reconversion.
At the time, the "brass hats"
were denounced for attempting to
interfere with plans to provide em
ployment for returning veterans.
Few people took seriously their in
sistent demand for continued produr
i the Allegheny Ludlilin Steel Corpor-' that are dangerous to my moral life.
ation, frankly admits that when fne
war is over, there will be an excess
of many articles and products, but
he adds. "Who can possibly esti-
As a member of the Legion of De
cency, I pledge myself to see only
good pictures. I promise, further,
to stay away altogether from places
mate the needs of an army of over i of amusement which show pictures
10.000,000 and a Very large navy?"
There is only one answer, to this
query. It iB the continued output
of every article needed by our fight
inar men in such quantities that
that can be an occasion of sin.
"I further promise that recogniz
ing my obligation of conscience I will
not buy or read papers, magazines,
or books that offend against the vir-
there can be no possibility of a tue of holy punty. Out of love for
shortage on any front. To do less j our Lord, Who loves pure souls, 1
than this is to hamper the prosecu-1 will prize above all things this beau
tion of the war, endanger the lives i tiful virtue in thought, word and
of our fignting men and admit to the deea. Amen.
. .i i i x i r:i.i l?otV.o. Tt
woria mat ine nuine-iroiu- nhs ian-u
to support its servicemen as they
battle the nation's foes.
ALL CATHOLICS BOYCOTT
INDECENT SHOWS, LITERATURE'
Last Sunday, during the Most Holy
Sacrifice of the Mass, 20,000,000
members of the National Legion oi
Decency and the National Organiza
tion of necessary war supplies and
mom people were, convinceu umi mr i t,on for Decent Literature, sponsored
generals and admirals were present- by the Catholic Church in the V. S.
ing a professional viewpoint. a., solemnly renewed their following
In view of the enormous demands, annual pledges, inviting all Catho
now current in the Pacafic and Eu- ' lies and non-Catholics throughout
report of a special House committee, ropean theatita of war, it is gradual- the world to repeat them: "In the
which recommends, among other' ly becoming known that greatly in-1 Name of the Father and of the Son
things, the creation of a legislative creased production is essential in and of the Holy Ghost. Amen. I
Father McCourt, ua.-tor of Si.
Ann's Catholic Church, Edenton.
further stated that Pope Pius XJ
urged that the rest of the almost
400,000,000 Catholics throughout tht
world repeat these pledges annually.
One Mass every Sunday at 11 a.
m., including Sermon (December 17
on "Divorce Is Impossible"), Hol
Communion, concluding in 45 minute
and followed by brief choir practice,
confessions being heard from 10:.')(
to ir:.r,r a. m. Everybody invited '
St. Ann's every Sunday.
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waste i lint may cause body-wide dis
tress. One may suffir naggini! barkarhe.
persist en! headache, attacks of dizziness,
getting up nights, swelling, pulBness
under the eye leel tired, nervous, all
Frequent, (canty 01 burning passages
re sometime further evidence of kid
ney or bladder disturbance.
The recognised and proper treatment
li a diuretic medicine to help the kidneys
:et rid of excess poisonous poay waste.
tpMoan $ run. Tty nave naa more
ian forty year olobUpproval. Are
endorses, the country over. Insist on
Don'. Sold at all drug store,
Mr. Batcheller calls attention to
the need for 100,000,000 yards of
cotton duck per month and says th:it
production has dropped from "(.
000,000 yards per month in 19-10 to
30,000,000 in 1944. As a result, he
says, "A specific numler- -and it i
large of our soldiers will be without
shelte rt his year."
The official, who is President of
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House and Senate. gories. We cannot list all of the'
What does this mean? Simply, items, but cotton duck, dry cell bat !
that Congress shall establish an ex-, teries, heavy duty trucks, heavy I
pert staff to provide "unbiased and guns and heavy ammunition are
independent" anaylsis of legislative , among them.
proposals, many of which originate
in executive agencies which possess
As it works today there comes to
the Congress a recommendation from
the President, or other executive
agency, a bill designed to .accomplish
certain results. The proponent of!n
submits exhaustive arguments in fa
vor or the measure, prepared by a
competent staff of experts.
The average member of ("ongres1;
has no satisfactory method of check
ing the conclusions or the facts sub
mitted. Hence, the average Con
gressman has to pass judgment un
on the bill without an opportunity to
subject it to proper study. He does
not have the time, as an individual,
to delve for lacts or to test for
The House Ways and Means Com
mittee, we understand, has such ex
pert aid. Consequently, when the
Treasury Department sends it a bill
it can direct its own staff to investi
gate the effects of the measure and
thus put it to independent analysis. ;
Every Congressional committee !
should have the same service avail- t
able and the best way to get it is
through the establishment of a per
manent staff of experts, at the ser- ',
vice of Congress.
t The recommendations of the
House Committee also includes sev
eral additional . proposals which, in
our opinion, would result in a more
efficient legislative system. Here
is what the members of the House
(1) Creation of a joint commit
tee to investigate governmental ex
penditures with the objective of
"economical and efficient adminis-1
(2) Creation of permanent legis
lative agencies to determine whether
laws are administered in accordance
with the intent of Congress.
(3) Establishment of a tempor
ary committee to study and deter
mine whether present congressional
committees should be reorganized.
These proposals are far-reaching
and, if carried out, would undoubted
ly result in better legislation. The
Committee admits that Congress has
erred grievously in failing to mod
ernize its own work or provide itself
with adequate tools to expeditiously
perform the greatly increased tasks
put upon it.
The Congressmen candidly admit
much of the criticism directed toward
Congress in recent years has been
legitimate and the result of failure
of Congressmen to function effec
tively, which tends to bring the
democratic system into disrepute.
'We are thoroughly in favor of the
proposal of the House Committee
but it seems to us, that the members
have neglected one important area of
information which Congressmen
While suggesting steps to secure
economy, the administration of laws
in accordance with the intent of
Congress and the reorganization of
the committee system, there is no
suggestion in the press reports of
the Committee's work to indicate
that the Congressmen think it neces
sary, in connection with the laws
they pass, to determine whether the
courts construe them in accordance
with the intent and purpose of the
This is a very important omission,
especially in the light of the. power,
assumed by our courts, to declare
lawB unconstitutional. Very often,
the interpretation of a legislative
act is as important as its passage.
The history of this country has been
greatly affected by the interpreta
tions which the court have placed
upon the legislative acts. Some
times they are almost mutilated and,
again, they are extended beyond the
scope of congressional intent.
Seys Reconversion Demands
Delay End of the War
"Demands for reconversion are de
finitely delaying the end of the
war," declares r H. GC, Batcheller,
WPBVoffldtfo ; asks & industry,
both management and labor, to un
derstand that : the : war v production
program is lagging and that de
mands are not "fanciful figures' but
ctual figures received from the
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tures and those which glorify crimp ;
or criminals. I promise to unite'
with all who protest against them, i
J acknowledge my obligation
a right conscience about picture
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