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The War Today Must Not Burden MacArthur with Politics While He Anchors Allies in Pacific (By DeWITT MacKENZUE) The Pacific war remains in a state of relative calm—a condi-! tion likely to persist to greater \ or less degree until the Allies are prepared for an all-out of- '— fensive. The Japs' are busy consolidat- ! ing the gains of their banditry I —a task so vast that it's taking the strength of the Mikado's nttle men. Any attacks which they make are for purposes of defense and not because they want more territory. j The Allied forces are check- | mating brilliantly here, and hitting aggressively there, to keep ihe enemy from digging in : and to weaken his striking power _ Broadly speaking, how- ever) the United Nations are doing a holding job until equip- ment is available for the big smash. When will the day of reckoning come? Well, the signs are too dim to read. It may well be that it will have to wait until has been rendered " ' be a auestion which even the Allied high command can't answer yet. During this time of watchful preparation it's imperative that the cause of the United Nations be in skilled hands—the most competent available. He must be a man of extreme patience —for the waiting is trying, must be able to get the out of his inadequate most equip- ment. He must have foresight in strategy and tactics. He must have leadership in hand- ling both troops and civilians. And above all he mustn't make any big mistake. In short the commander in chief in the western Pacific at •- . . i i. j •« a ™ OI l- *** outstanding this crucial juncture must have qualifications ranking als of history. General MacArthur was se. lected as the man best fitted for this exacting leadership. Since his appointment he has him gener- been praised by our Allies. Aus- tralia" gratefully credits him 1 with having stood off Japanese ' invasion. He has held his generals . , ,, . C.« ij | «* grange that anyone should pass- bridge-head as few i could have done. ' So it seems more than f try' to get" the general involved in politics, even as a candidate for the presidency. He sheet-anchor in the storm. Moreover, as might be expected from a great soldier, he has emphasized that he wants nothing; to do with politics, but desires only to ahead with his job. is our Pacific get

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  1. The Ludington Daily News,
  2. 10 Apr 1943, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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