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FOUR SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD. t SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1944 tv<fT Afltrncnu itic-f.l B'jr.daj. • !-.-' Hui;.!3y £uaib«rljtt»l, Md. f"jO!!in«J b? Ir.« nn-.cs A f Company »t 1 and V goutn ;.Ucri«nic S'.rett. »r.d. Mi. Cumber- st lh» PoiicHico at Ciimi'.ru Cia*i lid.. « Second Sunday Morning, September 17, 19-U Our Nation's Prayer Oh God. from Whom proceed all holy desires, all right counsels and just works, srani unto us, Thy servants, that peace which the world cannot give that our hearts man be devoted to Thy service and ihat. delivered from the /ear of our enemies ief. may pass our time in •peace under Thy protection. MORE FROM ERNIE PYLE The attention of our readers, and especially those who followed Ernie Pyle's war adventures as these were set forth in his column, "A Yank Reporter in France" which was published daily in The Evening Times over a considerable period, I? fllrect- i-d to the column entitled "Snapshots Along the Way" as it appears on this page today. Krnie Pylc, despite ttte fact that due to a nrrvous breakdown he was compelled to give up his work with the American forces In France and start back to the United States, has again written at length concerning the courageous British filer who •was rescued from the wreckage of his plane after having been pinned under it for eight days. Thus that story, which was ono of the most thrilling ever written by Pyle, Is brought to a satisfactory, and, we are glad to say. a happy conclusion. Ernie Pyle has visited the flier who was the victim o{ this accident and who Is now in a hospital in England. He has learned details It was impossible to get at the time of the flier's rescue and he relieves nil the uncertainty under which his readers were left when, with Pyle. they saw the rescued flier carried away by the medical corpsmen. At that time there was grave doubt as to whether he would live or die, and Pyle scarcely dared hope that he would ever get the end of the story. But. he stopped In London on his way home, traced the flier through the British .Air Ministry, made a trip half across England to see him and then wrote the account for his readers In America. The complete Pylo rtory Is set forth in detail in "Snapshots Along the Way" and we feel sure that it will be welcomed by all those who read Pyle's column every day in The Evening Times. the rocks back In 1920. But we know that Mr. Dewey's wild promises will come to naught nr.d that his boasting a.? to his own competence will lead to his speedy downfall. From the time of his. nomination Mr. Dewey has assumed that he Is already in the White House. He has evidently believed that it is his right to participate In the affairs of the government as though he had already been elected by the people as their chief executive. No other candidate within our memory ever presumed to assume this attitude. Now that Maine has—in its local election—gone Republican, Mr. Dewey is more confident than ever. But., as we havr pointed out before, Mr. Dewey has a short memory or else he knows little of what has happened in this country In years past. Maine is by no means a reliable political barometer. This tradition was killed In 1536 when Maine voted lor Lantlon although Landon was burled under a Democratic landslide throughout the nation. Nor are Maine's September elections to be counted upon. In 1040, despite a big Republican majority in September, Maine In November almost voted for Roosevelt, and In that state he bettered his 1930 record. We predict that Roosevelt will make a good showing in Maine in 1944 even though the Republican politicians of that state are claiming that its service men will support Dewey by a large majority. There was a time when Maine produced big statesmen and when her voice was so loud in the land that no one would guess her to be a small state. But those days are over. Even Mr. Dewey, whose voice becomes increasingly loud—and discordant —cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. Besides, the American people know all about the boy who cried "wolf" once too often. V EAST MEETS WEST!" It is one of the wise dispensations of Providence that any kind of garment which happens to be in style at the moment looks beautiful. THE ROY WHO CRIED "WOLF" Mr. Dewey continues his cross-country Jaunt which is dedicated to the noble purpose of saving the nation from the wicked and incompetent administration in which, much to Mr. Dewey's chagrin, the vast majority of the American people have had such trust that they have thrown all precedents to the wind, elected one man as President of the United States for three successive terms and have welcomed his nomination for a fourth. Mr. Dewey's antic.s and his statements are equally amusing and we wonder how any man, unless completely self-deluded, could say many of the things he .says and keep a straight face when saying them. Docs Mr. Dewey really believe he is deceiving the American people, or has he so deceived himself that he has lost all sense of perspective! There Is for Instance, his repeated assertion that during the last 12 years the United States has been in the throes of the greatest depression the world has ever known. When. In the face of existing tacts—facts that are known to everybody —a man makes a statement like that, one Immediately thinks of the old story about t.hc vMrnr f.'ho made a tour of inspection in nn insane hospital. This visitor, as you may recall, was told by the doctor that he would be shown around by a man who, although one of the patients, was entirely harmless and was particularly valuable as a guide because he knew about everything there was to know about the institution. The visitor was profoundly Impressed by the apparent sanity of his guide. He could quote statistics by the yard, and talked about psychiatry like a .specialist. The visitor 'ocean to believe that he had misunderstood thf doctor, that, this man couldn't be a patienf but must, be a member of the iv»edi(v.»l .stuff. Finally they entered n ward in wh!i:h .-rverat men were lounging about. "Tills." .<=nld the guide. "i.-> an interesting ward. Ali of these men havo ,1 strange delusion. Each of them believes that he 1.1 N:»pole-on. Now isn't that, crazy? Cnn you believe that these poor fr-llnw-: shoti'd o'miR to t.hnt idea when all ihe world knows '.''.at I run N'apolr-on?" Mr. Dfwey has set hi'.;i.i fl lf up 'i' : a little Napoleon. Perhaps ho down'*, believe t.hat all t.he world knows, his .status, but he is lorlnrr no time in lelltnc; what it- i.i. There Is nothing bnckwnrd nbo:!! !hf.- young Candida K- from New York v:hen It. come.-; to .liirri';:.: lils own prai.-'*:-;. Thr country. ;--avs Mr. Df'xcy, for the last twelve years h^s been In the throe* of the worst, depression t.he world ha.', ever known, but that rondi'l'"ui will not. last for Ions. A corn- n n 'rri! fidmlntstration Ls about to ho elected •*•!'!) Mr. Dnw»y at Us head. Thon. prr.sto. ih" wlinli? face of thn earth will undergo o.:np]o(r c'hanfie. Wars will c( .soltilrrs sir.ti -••ii!nr.i will be buck home within the bn' r>{ ;in eye. prosperity will relcn and Di -.v»'v will do It all. Great, stuff that, and If we thought it. wrirc iriie we would rush out .-,nrl vote for Mr. Dewr-y ourselves f!:--pi- ' thf fnct that. WP have ndvrxTiiocl tlv id: 1 :! ih;it Franklin D. Roo^volr. ha.-: (lorn.- lYiihT well for the nutlon (lurir.R hi< flevr-rni term.-; of office and that wn have Kf-^n mr:i-- real prosperity during his regime th.ui w- did when Herbert Hoover, who is Mr. Drwey'i ApniiMu 1 and will, we ferl .sure, be hl-i power behind the throne In r.v-f! he ilunlcl hf e!e;-!er!, threw this country on POWER FOR PEACE The plans of the Dumbarton Oaks conference for world security deserve more attention than they are getting in some quarters. This is especially true 01 the proposed plans for a world court with real power over international affairs and problems. This, it will be remembered, is the rock against which the League of Nations crbshed after the last war. The collapse came when a powerful group in the United States Senate, led by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, rebelled and "stopped Mr. Wilson's treaty." It has been forgotten by many people that, at that time, most Americans were really in favor of an international league, and there was a plurality for It in the United States Senate, although not a majority. And it seems to have been a personal quarrel rather than a basic difference between the Senator and the President that kept the United States from Joining and maintaining a league strong enough to insure world peace. Time and the devastating war now In progress have demonstrated the need oT world unity, with power to control rebellious trouble-makers, and the will to use it. If this is to be a world of law and order, there must be permanent machinery to provide the necessary control through courts with authority to enforce their decisions. Another such reign of lawlessness as has been allowed to develop lately might set the civilized world back for a hundred years. Don't be In a. hurry, but they'll soon start releasing men from the army. Steamboats Come True By JOHN SELBY New York Sunday Letter Who Goes Out First? By CHARLES B. OKIaCOLL ' The most undesirable job In the world, as the war ends, will be that of Chief Demobillzer. It is generally believed that there will be a long period of war during which far less than the maximum of armed forces will be required to do the Job in hand. In other words, there'll not be room on the map for any eleven million Americans under arms, though there will be necessity for a good-sized army and a whale of a navy and air force, during the later stages of war. ish Empire is contributing Us j^n share In this enterprise. Who's next in line for mustering out? I should think length of service would be the best measuring stick here. Suppose we need and can uie only half the men who are actually under arms at this period of the war. Those who have spent three or four years of their lives on the job and are getting a little tired of it should, It seems to me, be due for release under such, conditions. Now who's going home first, and who next, and who then? Must induction and drafting continue, even while demobilization proceeds slowly? A suggestion with which nobody is likely to quarrel-is tills: The sick, wounded, injured and physically unfit should be the very first to be mustered out. There are many thousands ot these classifications still in service. There are sick men. desperately carrying on in many ranks, because We will all be very lucky if demobilization can proceed slowly and In a carefully planned order. It Is not likely that Congress, listening at the grass roots, will consent to the drafting of boys for the job of patrolling every road and schoolhouse in the conquered countries, for years and years. A way must be found to keep the Germans from concentrating their peacetime energies upon the building and storing up of flying bombs. but It is probably that this can be done by keeping explosives out of they believe it is their duty to their hands, rather than by a per- stiek with the show until it's over. There sre men who have been wounded in action or Injured In some way who are still at their guns. All of these should be relieved of active duty as soon as possible, when the need lets up a little. If they do not, want to be sent back to civilian life, at least they should be moved Into some of the desk jobs that are now held down by men physically fit for active duty at the front. manent billeting of American soldiers In Germany. SNAPSHOTS ALONG THE WAY .BY THE WANDERER. No season produces too many books UiciL me useful, and Just as attractive as they are valuable. James Thomas Flexner has done a book of this sort in his "Steamboats Come True."' Other men have recognized the same situation as Mr. Flexner; and have done something about it, too. But this Is certainly the most amusing effort to get at the truth I have seen in a long while. « • * If someone says, "who invented the steamboat?" the answer is pretty likely to be "Fulton." And the chances are that his first successful steamboat will be identified as the "Clermont," and its passage up the Hudson River will be described. Actually, Fulton did not invent the steamboat any more than Mr. Flexner did — everything needed to produce such a vessel was already invented, and these had been combined successfully many years before. Nor did Fulton call the boat the "Clermont." • • • Furthermore. Fulton was not primarily In.crested in producing .steamboats in any case, but thought of them as a pront- mnking sideline: he was enamored of the .submarine, and trying hard to sell It to a number of nations. Although he did not clrerun up the submarine, he did sell it to Napoleon I. Pitt, and later to the government of the United States. Fulton was quite a lad. • • * There are at least nine other candidates for the position of steamboat invcn- lor. but Mr. Flexner's favorite w Fitch. Fitch was an eccentric. He was a surveyor, and eventually was captured by the Indians snd had R difficult time of it. He was a brass founder, a silversmith, clockmalccr, cartographer ar>.1 a sood enough mechanic to build n steam engine. He even believed himself, at one time, to be the Messiah of a brnnd-r.ew cult ranking with Christ and Mohammed. • • « nut. these eccentricities did not keep him from building a Kl.cnmho.ti of his own In 1790. seventeen years before Fulton's made Its trip to Albany. Nor did they interfere- with the operation of the Fitch boat for several months on a regular schedule, Us ports being Burlington and Trenton In New Jersey, and Philadelphia. After that summer Fitch's mind appears to have cloucleJ a bit. and certainly his boat was left, to roi. Mr. Flexner has brought a lot of Americana to life In his book. Today The Wanderer Is going to share this column with Ernie Pyle. On more than one occasion the popular Ernie's name has appeared in this space, parity because The Wanderer is personnally Interested in him. but largely because he is a prime favorite with the readers of The Evening Times In which his column, "A Yank Reporter" appeared daily until a xveek or so ago when the strain of move than two years in the front lines of the American Army in North Africa, Italy and France took Its toll and Ernie found it imperative to quit his work and start for home. We had thought we'would never hear from Ernie Pyle again until, after the long rest he promised himself in New Mexico, he might be tbl* to resume his war correspondence in the Pacific area. But, stopping in England, enroute to the United States, Ernie Pyle is impelled to write another column—two of them in fact—and we are combining them In this space today. Readers of "A Yank Reporter" will recall that one of Ernie's most thrilling accounts had to do with the rescue of a British aviator who had been shot down in France, pinned in the wreckage of his plane and remained there without food or water for eight days. On t^r eighth day two American Infantrymen happened along, saw the flier's hand protruding from the plane, made an investigation and discovered that the man was still alive and able to talk. They gave him a cigarette, lighted it for him and then van post liaste for help. Ernie Pyle and nn American lieutenant were near by and, told of the flier's plight, rushed to his assistance. Medical and other aid arrived shortly and the Britisher, who, as Pyle stressed many times, was a man of superb courage, wns finally extricated, although he was in a pitiable condition. His back had been so badly burned by gasoline that it had become gangrenous, his right hand had been shot through and. so had the calf of one of his legs. Tills leg had been pinned in one position during the eight days he lay there amid the wreckage of his plane. FINAL CHAPTER OF FLIER'S STORY The British lieutenant was apologetic because he had put this group of Americans to so much trouble. As they worked 10 extricate him, he told them that his wedding anniversary was approaching and that perhaps, in view of his Injuries, he would be sent back to England in time to spend that anniversary with his wife. Ernie saw him carried awny to a field hospital, but he. and likewise the medical oiflcer who had given such first aid as was possible at the time of rescue, felt certain that this brave Englishman, If he lived ai all. would not 5«e his home for many n week to come. And there both Ernie Pyle and his readers were left up In the air. and The Wanderer believes that mast of Pyle's followers, like hlm- Felf. have often wondered how this story cmlf.-d. It was a pleasant surprise last Tuesday when the United Features Syndicate, which markets Ernie Pyle'.s column, sent us two unlocked for stories which Ernie had written from London ns he paused there on his way home. He had learned what happened to the British filer. He had seen him and Ills wife and hi.s baby, and realizing that thousands of American readers would like to get this final chapter of one of the best storte.1 that has come out of th« war thus far, Fyie ha.s broken his resolve not to write another column and has brout-ht this particular story to a ricflni'.e conclus'inn. From now nr. The Wanderer will let Ernie tell the tale as hn wrote it. "We will have to call off this respite from columnlng for n couple of days In order for me to lell you somo good now?," Ernie Pyle wi-ltex. "It's about the RAF pilot, v ho was trapped in his wrecked plane for eight clays. The .->tory hii.i n hnppy ending. He is alive, and doing nicely. And even though he has a long hospital ordeal ahead, he Is happy and grateful and the .sun .shines for him again. "VVher/ I returned lo London from France nn my way lo America I bffisn tra^ini? pllnt'.s where- about.?. It look ntmojii a week to find him. Finally I located his hospital, and I traveled halfway across England to see him. My friend Bill Strand of The Chicago Tribune made the long trip with me just for company. "An RAF station wagon, driven by a Waaf, met its at the station nnd took us to a hospital out in the country. The lieutenant had been informed we 'were coming. We were ushered Into a small, sunny ward, and the lieutenant began smiling as we walked through the door. He held out his left hand, for the right one was still tender from bullet wounds. "When we got him out of his plane that day almost a month ago we knew that in a very few days he would either be dead or over the hump toward recovery, because his burnert back was gangrenous, and gangrene works fast. "Well, he was first taken to a clearing station of the American 30tli Division. He was very drowsy from morphine. When he began to come to, all he could hear was a lot of chatter in German, with voices answering to.Hans, Herman, etc. REACHES ENGLAND SOONER THAN EXPECTED "The drowsy lieutenant figured that he must be in German hands after all. But it turned out that he was hearing wounded German prisoners talking to each other. "The lieutenant's back responded to treatment. The gangrene was cut away, and it was seen that he would pull through. He was moved -next day to another field hospital, and then three days later he was evacuated to England by air. "You way remember that when we got him out of his wrecked plane he a.sked the date and said his wedding anniversary was only three days away and he hoped to make it back to England for that. He was nearer right than we had thought. He arrived in England one day after the anniversary. "After that he was in an American genera! hospital for 16 days. As his wife says, he was treated like 'my lord.' He was their prize patient. And then he was removed to the RAF hospital where he is now nnd will be for a long time to come. His wife and baby come to j-ee him twice n week. "His pre.sent condition Is this: "His back is still painful but is healing excellently. Unfortunately he has to He on it, because of his shattered leg Ireing in a rack. "His right hand, on which a bullet had cut the fingers to the bone, is out of the bandage now but Is still very tender. "Hi.s right leg, which was not wounded at ail, is giving him trouble. Because of lying for eight days in one position, with the leg bent and pressure on certain nerve.s, he has lost control over his foot. He can move the leg all right, but the foot just flops around. The doctors think it will eventually be nil right. "His left leg Is the worst riroblcm. As you may recall, his left foot was pinned under the rudder bar nil time, and the. calf of his leg had a shell hole In It. We couldn't Sunny Squibs The dollars may be on the march now. but they .should not march so f«st that many of us get no look at them. If anyone is tempted to qualify d.s a speed king on the roati, he should reflect that the kinging business Is not very prosperous nbo'.i' now. They tell about ice breakers in northern latitudes, and they .".re al.«o needed in some cities when newcomers move in. Tt Is said that, some Americans arc still ttflecp about the war 1s- fiiio.s, but they probably wake up three limes n day in time for meals. In the old days It Is said that there were many love letters In the mall, but now there arc more bll's and propaganda. The girls may catch the men by their skillful use of face powder. After marriage, baking powder will be equally effective In holding them. tell Just how bad the wound was when we got him out. "Well, the wound was apparently caused by a 20-mllllmeter shell which exploded inside his leg. It completely destroyed about an inch of both bones in the leg. There was simply a gap there, with no bone whatever. "He has already had three operations on this leg, and he will have many' more. They will have to graft In new bone and then give it months to grow and strengthen. The doctors say it will be ten months to a year before he can walk, but that eventually he should have 90 per cent use of his leg. That means he will probably walk with a limp, but he will walk. "As his wife wrote me, in. a beautiful letter: " 'We have our fingers crossed to get him home for Christmas. Afte'r that I guess he and Clare Margaret can teach each other to walk.' "Clare Margaret is their baby, now nine months old. "At the hospital the RAF pilot nnd I enjoyed living over again the climax to those eight days of imprisonment in his wrecked plane in France. "When we rescued him that day I had not wanted to badger him with trivial questions, so there were some things I didn't get straight, and other things I had straight which he was mixed up on. "I thought his leg had been wounded while he was still in the air. But he told me it didn't happen until about three hours after he had crashed, when there was shelling and shooting all around him. He said that whatever kind of shell it was made a terrific racket when It came through the plane and struck him. "The little hole in the side of the plane through which he had thrust his hand — we thought that had been torn when the plane crashed. But actually the pilot had made it himself during those eight days, trying to tear n hole big enough to get out. "He worked at it off and on with a little crowbar he had in the cockpit. He asked me If I thought he could ever have made the hole big enough by himself. I told him there wasn't a chance. BRAVE OFFICER TORTURED BY THIRST "He said the worst thing in those eight days was the thirst. After the ftrst couple of days he wasn't hungry at all, but the thirst was torturing. He said that for hours and days he visualized creeks full of water, and all the pubs where he had left a little beer in the bottom of glasses. "He had seen the columns I wrote about his rescue, and he was modestly pleased about them. He laughed at one thing I had said— that his eyes, as he rolled them there in his Imprisonment, were like 'big brown tennis balls.' "Actually his eyes did seem like that. But in the hospital that effect had gone, and his eye.", seemed of normal size. His face had filled out and his color was fine. He smoked and laughed, and his discontent was only because the hospital wouldn't let him out on leave immediately. "The lieutenant has strong lean- Ings toward America. He didn't tell us on that day of the rescue, but he had his fl'.ght training in the States, He trained at Clewiston, Fla.. and was In America from October of 1941 till April of '«. "He had been flying in combat for two years, and although his plane j'md Often wt;6n *iit, t4*io «"So ciiC first time he had been shot down. He remarked over and over again how lucky he was to be alive. "He was regretful that his wound would take so long to heal that the war would undoubtedly be over before ho was well again. As he .said, he would 'like one more crack at those Jerries.' "The lieutenant was smoking Lucky Strike;? when we visited him, nnd h» said. 'You can see I've been in r.n American hospital.' I took him n Zipix) lighter as a gift, nnd he was very protKi of It. As soon as he ciin us a a pen he Is going to write noter, of thanks to the two American soldiers who discovered him. "During those eight days of niiRUlsbfd Imprisonment he never gave up hope that he would get out. It was even stronger than This brings up the question of the women who patriotically enlisted in the various services "to free a man for the front." They should be demobilized as fast as men from the front, not required there because of cessation of certain hostilities, can be moved back to take their jobs. Mobilizing of women Is a war emergency measure, justified by the acute shortage of manpower. As that shortage eases, the war, or such of it as remains, should be handed back to the men. The older men should be sent back to civilian life as soon as the pressing need for fighters is relieved. Men over 35 are not, as a body, very well suited for active duty in the ranks. Yet a lot of them have been inducted and put through training and duty that are trying to young, strong boys. When all these classifications have been 'wnorably discharged or moved Into sedentary jobs connected with the war, the manpower shortage a* home will have been relieved to a considerable extent, without hurting the war effort. But, let us suppose orderly and gradual demobilization has reached the point where all the sick, wounded, physically unfit and old men, plus nearly all the women, have been discharged from active service in ' the ranks and practically all Induction has, ceased. Suppose the only military chore in sight is the conquest of Japan, which is proceeding as fast as physically oossible, and that the Brit- Roe Fulkerson is a writer who. during thirty years of continuous daily writing, persistently refused to move to New York. He was often told that it was desirable, for iiis career, to live in the metropolis, close to the market for beautiful lelters. He lived many years in Washington. He owned a house and an optical shop there. Out of his savings, which he probably would no: have saved had he lived In New York, he bought a wooded plot in Maryland, on Chesapeake Bay, and built there a fine summer home. As years passed, Roe felt that daily writing was getting to be a heavy chore. He bought a bit of ground in Hollywood, Fla., close to the sea, and built unother house. When the market was good, he so-ti his Washington and Maryland places, and bought an orange grove. He began taking life a little more easy, devoting more time to his charming wife and young daughter, swimming in the ocean, taking the sun. He had disposed oJ his Washington shop, and opened another In Hollywood. I had a letter from Roe the other day. He is entering the mellower years with quiet serenity, gnoc! health, and a good conscience. His orange business is nourishing, h^ optical business heavier than he likes, but he manages to close up shop and take a mid-day nap every day. He has discontinued all writing except for the Kiwanis Magazine, with which, he has been connected for many years. He speaks at ail annual meetings of Kiwanis, but does no other public speaking. I know of no writer in middle Mfe who has more of contentment, security and family happiness than Roe Fulkerson. I Bonder how much of it is due to his decision, made early in life and strictly adhered to, not to move to New York. P.clcufd by McNiught SymStcule, Inc. Lowclown on High Command . By JACK STINNETT _ WASHINGTON.—I've been talking to the British and the War department. It's about one of those little things that seem Inconsequential In the war's larger, affairs; but one which sometimes sandpapers the raw tempers of Allies at war nganist a common enemy. It's about the mixup in commands in the European theater. Actually there never was and probably won't be any such mlxup. On the surface there appeared to -be. The actual facts are these: Gen. Dwight D. "Ike" Elsenhower was placed in supreme command of the western Invasion forces. It was agreed then that Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery should be commander of the Allied ground forces (that is, over-all field commander) "until such time as the numerical strength of the American forces should become greater than those of the British commonwealth." Through some error, the contingent stipulation just quoted wasn't made public at the time the order of command was announced. Consequently, when it was announced that Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley had been elevated to co-equal command with Gen. Montgomery, the British Jelt that their beloved "Monty" had been kicked In the teeth, especially since the English and Canadian troops had been tied down for weeks in the brutal corner at Caen, while the Yanks were making hay and headlines by roaming all over France and even'into Germany. Further confusion resulted when Lt. Gen. George S. Patton. Jr., was given practically all the credit for the break-through at Avranche, & hope, for he said he was positive ft!! the way through that he would get out. "In a letter his wife wrote me she asked that I keep the lieutenant anonymous. She said It was one of those things he owed to all his friends nnd comrades who had not been lucky enough to get bac,: with their stories. "I would certainly honor her request, but his name has already been published elsewhere. The Air Ministry, like our own War Department, releases the names of casualties as soon as the family is notified. "So, since his Identity is already publicly known, I'm sure she will not consider It a violation of trust for me to print it here again so that his friends In America may know who this courageous flier was. '•He Is Flight Lieutenant Robert Gordon Fallls Lee. of Selboume, Orchard Rond, Shalford, Surrey. He was a mechanical engineer before the war. He Is the highest type of Englishman, a man of great courage nnd of fine instincts—the kiwi of person who makes our two countries proud of each other. "In the letter Mrs. Lee wrote me she said, Tt would be Impossible to attempt lo Umnk you nnd t.he others for what you did for my husband In France. I am afraid I don't know how to express the, kind of gratitude we feel. But one day there may be another Installment, when the family keens a dute It IIRS In the V. ft. A. 1 "TruU's fine. Come on over—we will nl! welcome you." maneuver planned and carried out under orders of Gen. Bradley. The situation is clearing now a«d wouldn't have been serious SL all if it hadn't been that England's greatest hero of this war had seemed to have been slighted and an overemphasis given to the exploits of "Pistol-Packing* Patten, to the exclusion of his senior officer, whose strategy- he was merely carrying out, although brilliantly. There isn't much doubt here that Montgomery's new title of field marshal was given principally to allay any fears that he had been demoted. As a matter of fact, Field Marshal Montgomery now technically outranks Eisenhower for we have no similar rank, But don'; that worry you. "Ike" still is the boss man on the continent and wi!) continue to be. Gen. Bradley, who so brilliantly planned and executed the blitzkrieg of western Europe, and Field Marshal Montgomery, the hero of El Alemain, who engineered the turning point in this war, are next in line. Under them are the Patton? and It is presumed there also will be the Patches of tomorrow's junction of forces, whether they come from the south or north. Casual Glances Two-dollar bills unlucky? Not-in El Paso, Texas. There everybody wants them so badly that bank* often run short, and exchange booth? have been set up where they can be obtained et ft one per cent discount. This is' because the Axis seized American currency in the conquered countries, and then tried to buy with it strategic war materials In Mexico. In the seized currency were few, If any two-dollar bills. So the United States and Mexico agreed to honor only two-dollar bills nnd coins in across-the-border trade. Any bills except the two-dollar variety ar? sel7»c!. What are rights, and should people have them? The Bill of Right.", according to William Feather, n business man who philosophically observes the every-day scene, includes "the right to drop used chew- Ing gum anj-whcre. the right to deface the walls of washrooms, the right to disturb others by loud chatter in the theater, the right to occupy n busy telephone booth as lonf as one pleases, the right to muscle into the front end of a queue, nnd the right to block the view of 300 people during an exciting play in any sports event." It is pretty evident that Argentina has been accused of being something that she Is not. Mr. Hull has celled her a deserter, even though she has remained steadfastly loyal to the course she set for herself when the present group of army colonels forcefully took over th« power of government. Under Ramirez, she scorned to swerve a little from the charted course, but sh« quickly steadied herself when Eflcl- mlro Fnrrcll tonk the helm and sltf hns held steady ever since. Argentina hns not deserted. She has been on Ihe other side all the time.

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