Cumberland Sunday Times from Cumberland, Maryland on February 25, 1945 · Page 7
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SUNDAY TIMES. CUMBERLAND, MB, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1915 DREW PEARSON ON WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Keal Reason Why De Gaulle Snubbed Roosevelt; U. S. Vants Dakar and Indo-China liases; Army Speeds ughboy Training. !• : ''['"' Washington, Feb. 24—There is a lot more to de Gaulle's refusal to meet Roosevelt In Algiers than meets the eye. The General's stubbornness dates back to some secret conversations betwen Churchill and FDR rgardlng tuiure acquisition of Trench territory. This has now leaked to French ears. : It has long been known that rib Jove was lost between de Gaulle asked him If he thought we should shell it. " 'Is that the only way io get the Japs out?' he askfd me. I replied that it was. •'•" 'Then if you don't mind, sir,' the messboy told me, 'shoot the so- and-so's out to Hell.' •••'--. "We shelled those defenses, we killed a few Filipinos, but we got all the Japs." when de Gaulle didn't want to come from London to confer with him and General Giraud. Afterwards, FDR told Washington friends an story of how he- told Churchill: "You pay him, don't you? Well, no come, no pay.": So finally de Gaulle arrived in Armj; Senators studyin I I s , sablanca. atnd Roosevelt personally. At Casa- Note— Halsey developed such pro- blanca the President was first irked! found admiration for the Filipinos ' during the Luzon invasion that he favors making the Philippines the •49th State in the Union. : Up the military picture have learned that the Army Ground Forces C&nunand has been quietly cutting down on the training given to infantrymen before going into front-line action. Last year most, infantrymen got six to nine months' training before going overseas, plus an additional three months before seeing combat. Heavy losses in Europe and the Pacific, however, have sharply boosted the demand for replacements, so the training period is now nearer the briefer seasoning given U. S. troops .in the last war. Infantrymen are now sometimes being shipped overseas without any advanced training. Some nov. T find themselves in the front line only six months after having donned uniform. It is still longer than the average in the last war, however. Meanwhile, men are being yanked out of the Air Corps and Services of Supply and transferred to the Infantry. Already supposed to be well-seasoned, they get an additional seven weeks' training and are then moved outside the country" as replacements. fter he arrived, the President irked when de Gaulle refused cooperate with General Giraud. And after much Roosevekian persuasion, the most accomplished at Casablanca was a photograph of the two Frenchmen together. Later, in Washington, the President told how de Gaulle called himself Joan of Arc on one con- Terence and Clemenceau in the next. • • • ..../- . • , ... "Wait a minute," reminded Roosevelt, "how can you be Joan of" Arc one day and Clemenceau the next?" Much deeper than these surface Irritations, however, is Roosevelt's belief that the old militant France should not be reconstituted as a power in Europe. He has made this clear in several diplomatic negotiations, and de Gaulle knows it. FDR has felt that prewar France with its big Army and its political .squabbles was a trouble-maker, and hasn't wanted Trance built up again with a strong Army and Navy. A combination of the United States, Russia and Great Britain, he h -'ft, would have a more stabilizing iK'ect for future peace. •• ^U Casablanca, therefore, Roose- vFIt and Churchill discussed certain plans for the future of the French Empire—without the benefit of de Gaulle's presence or his then knowledge. - • The President felt that Dakar, oapital of French West Africa, which Jute out in the South Atlantic on the short-llne ocean hop to Brazil, was essential to our future security, and that we muse keep a strong naval and air base at Dakar permanently — regardless of the French. Churchill agree. , : turn, Churchill felt that- the h life-line Ihrough Gibraltar Suez must never again be severed, so Britain must have the OPINIONS from Sunday Time* Readers '' . •' Expressions of opinion are intlted trom readers and tcitl be c(«n . : consideration for publication in -.'" The Cumberland Sunday Times. -...' Decaate 01 space limitations letters '-•' " ihauld not exceed 100 vords, <n4 muit reach the editor before noon . •' »«fsy. Letters must be signed but . - on request a writer's name mill be ./.' omitted in the paper. Mother Expresses Pent-up Feeling on War lime Strike Editor Sunday Times: '.: In these dark hours why shout anyone strike who is blessed by be Ing able to work, tarn good wages and live his life in his own way it Pence and freedom? .;- : Why should production be stop ped; the morale of our enemie built up; our loved ones who are a the front made to feel that tliej are being let dowij? : I feel that those who are not willing to have their grievances adjust ed by the representatives of their union are not worthy of living here and enjoying the blessings which my loved ones of yesterday and to day are fighting for. in the Civil War I had uncle: who went out and fought for the. cause of Freedom. In World War No 1 I had a brother, who saw action in some of the bloodiest battles anc since World War No 2 has broken out he has spent long hard hours of work and study on Radar. Today I have two sons on the western front and two sons-in-law in the Pacific area, one of whom btlongs to the Division which is now righting on the island of Iwo Jima Not one of them are complaining no not even telling me nbout the hardships, hunger or whatever the} are called upon to endure. One son has been overseas for 28 months. Prior to enlisting in the Army he was unable to secure work save for a few days per month on the N.V.A. ' Why should he be out fighting for those who do' not appreciate freedom? It's loo bad that some of us mothers can't take over the jobs of those who are not' willing to abide by rules and regulations. My husband has worked for the P.R.R. for over 39 years. Don't know the exact number of years he has belonged to the B. of ~L. F. and One new departure from practice He llas nad gr ] evH ' nce , in the last war is that few divisions *-- • • -• have been withdrawn from action in their entirety for a thorough rest Instead, once a division is in the line, it receives replacements bu no real vacation for months. Congressmen returning from the war front have criticized this policy to Army higher-ups. General Bradley has tried to move green divisions into relatively quiet sectors for seasoning, but his Intelligence hasn't always been able TO gauge what the enemy considers a quiet sector. Note—The now famous 106th Division which courageously bore the brunt of the initial Nazi breakthrough in the Battle of the Bulge went into an alleged "quiet sector.' It had been in position one day when Von Rundstedt launched his counter-offensive. Labor Management Tlie scene is the lobby of Washington's fashionable Mayflower Trench ^base^pf^Bizerte, jutting^ out j Hotel. A modest, businesslike, jrra,y- 'haired man walks over to the house phone, picks it up. "Room 633." he says, and then after a brief pause, "Eric, this is Bill, shall I ccme up?" The conversation is between the representatives of two one-time bitter foes, A F of L's Bill Green and the U. S. Chamber of Commerce's Eric Jolmston, preparing to spend an evening together discussing the mutual problems of Labor and Management. When Johnston first became President of the U. S. Chamber, he immediately called on Green and Phil Murray, suggesting closer cooperation in the public interest. They have been good friends ever into the Mediterranean toward Sicily. He also wanted the Italian islands of Pantelleria and Lampe- du-SA near- Bizerte, plus final say regarding the disposition of Italian colonies in Africa. . Roosevelt agreed. U. S. Base in Indo-China. Finally, the President also laid plans at Casablanca for a strong U. S. naval base at Gap St. Jacques in French Indo-China, French Indo-China long has been agitating Jor independence, so it was planned to set up an Indo-Chinese Government under the protection of the United States, somewhat like the mandated countries of the L<Mgue cf Nations. gHoosevelt's great interest long has the Pacific, and he wants which Japan never again .en the United States and Australia. To this Churchill also *c:eed. General de GauUe was noi con- r-ii'.ed so he had no chance to...dis- agrce. However, word of the whole eventually leaked buck to him, gW*JOC*CI bin in U bles by -s c.|i threat. lie indicated all too clearly oni state _ since. Iowa Runs California California's clever Governor Wax- ren recently told a group of Washington friends one of the political tcicks of vote-Eetting in the Golden West. .'.:•" Warren explained how he hsj3 difficulty overcoming the sectional prejudices of Southern California ajainst the northern part of the the proper channels. Naturally I'm not in sympathy with those who try to take matters into their own hands, for they are not concerned about our boys, who are sacrificing and dying for them. As everyone knows, there could not be a worse time, than at the present to let our fighting men down. I think that a check-up should be made immediately and anyone not willing to return to work at once be put Into the service. I praise God that my two children who have work at the Celanese can go to work! , -MRS. BERTHA S. MILLER, Ellerslle/Md. Suggests Savage River As Source of Water Supplv Editor Sunday Times: ' After the duration, when labor and material will be available the first two projects that come under the priority list for Cumberland are the Savage River Dam and an additional water pipeline from Evitts Creek. To a lajinara it appears that a water line from the Savage River to the Celanese Plant- would be mure .ogical. From the Celanese to Cumberland we already have a 20-inch line. The cost from the Savage River would be three times as great as one from Evitts Creek, but the idvantages are many to offset ;he difference in the cost. The water Now it ifi up to us citizens and officers in charge to choose wisely which one l of the two sources would be the better. Should we choose a line from Evitts Creek, the cost would be less but tlve supply Insufficient during some of the dry summer months, wh|ch might eventually bring on unemployment in our city. Should we choose n line from the Savage River, the cost of which would be nearly three tunes as great, but. the result of this line would give us clean and pure water in abundance, which should mean steady employment for labor, progress, and prosperity for Cumberland. ;. JOSEPH KLAWAN, •':.. 102 Dccattir Street. Proposes Unemployment Aid for Capital, Too Editor Sunday Times: '•. A directive for Capital as well as for Labor is vitally needed after the war and should have its machinery set-up in our post-war plans. It works primarily the same as our un-employment. commissions, which directs labor where it. is heeded most, x x x by directing capita] where it is needed mast, it will enable this same unit to solve an exceeding lot of problems of different nature, which makes its service twofold. It stimulates business and creates jobs, its' own organization creates jobs, therefore doing away with un-employment. The other great service is that it provides for old-age. If a man or woman is old, or even by any physical means unemployable, such a person can go to this commission and suite his x>sition in life. This commission, if lie case Is just, will take legal'steps in business to help. This commission on the authorization of the Federal Government will borrow money 'rom banks at a reasonable rate of nterest and invest in business that is worthy, if the business isn't taking on new interests requiring others n the set-up, that could be lent capital from the other stock-holders security. The government could X! used for security up to a cer- ain amount of each loan. In this new system there would be not any iced for the government creating obs or paying pensions. After the banks were paid the principal and interest, plus the service of the commission, fixed at the basic-rate; the >ne in need would get the rest. It hould be lopjied out by fixed \moiuits, to the one who" applies or help. This can be easily done, >y the commission acting only as a medium for the sharing of profits, t is a needed unit of authorization ind aid for individual enterprise. ; : LEWIS CECIL, Midlothian, Md. Says 36th Division Was On Anzio Beachhead, Not 30lli SEVEN Wathington Scene Tourists Find "Chevy Chase" • Na ' "WHS originally applied to our suburb by Joseph Belt about 1700. He spelled it Cheivy Chace but somebody corrected it later." • This fellow told me the Battle: of cation, but one tiling .sccini almost ctrwin, He dldn'i pick u» any new W«as. During his lonnei tenure Mr. Rich uwd to get up on ih» floor By GEORGE 11IXON Washington, Feb. 24—Thousands of new people come here even 1 day and get iheir first glimpse at signs on trolleys, buses and taxis. Almost invariably they chirp: "That's a screwy name — Chevy Chase!" Why it should strike them so funny I do not know; particularly those who hail from cities which have such sectional names as the Bronx, Flushing, Hamirnmck, swain- [xwdle and Mathewsons Hammock: But Chevy Chase qlwavs gets a snicker.' •:.'. Oddly enough, however. It excites anly passing curiosity. No one seems to care how our big residential neighborhood—which spills over the district line Into Maryland—got its arne. : ' • . ; : . .'.... I did not know myself until the other day when a.fellow asked if I don't you?" retorted the fellow, •That's just how'll did originate!" "That "is wonderful," I told the fellow. "Leave us go out and chHse 11 Chevy.; And after \v c have chased a Chevy,- leave '.is chait' some of the higher-priced carst Yoli-ks—and also tallyho!" "This chevy is nol an au'.omobile." said the fellow, "it is a ihocp. The right name'ipf this beast is 'Cheviot.' They make'"clu-vloL s>ults oi its wool —or anyway they used to; l ain't seen much cheviot lately.". "I see now." I. wild. "They used to chase people In cheviot suits tip l here so theyvchll it Ciievy c ' ."Nuts!"-snarled the fellow mime was of Chevy about the Battle of Otterburn "lii|be" iakon'oui and—! Vc's",'lidy'.' a notion whence it canie. ; to be facetious, 1 1 Treasury balance with considerable feeling, an:l exclaim: "Where nre you money?'':. lo.'j.iat the ' " Chevy Cliafc, or Otteiburn between every, day. Iff would read th* I (two powerful border lumllie.s, was " rv """"- '*-'-•— -•••• <j..-...<- ia pretty gory affair, it- must Have been because here arc a-few'verses from the brtllad, written by Jean Froissart: . "God prosper long our."iiobi'e king, Our Uvt's.and safe-lyes, all: ..•;•• A woeful hunting once there did In Chevy. GliRse befall. . • ..-!' Of (ifteen hundred Englishmen,-.'' Went home but fifty-three; . The rest were Maine'-In Chevy Chwe. Under the erc-ciw woode irce, And-of the real, of small account : Dirt many thousands dye: Thus cndeth the hunting of Chevy r ': Chase. . '.. '•; •Made by the Erif. IVrcy." ; ;-. All I gotta say L-- they should have !" -snarled the fellow, "The killed .1 he jicvi'too. Any «uy short ; K tv<> Mr Ricl1 alt% HT--^: as borrowed from cho Balladlof Archibald Maclx>l?li.' who''would to. p»>|>ul«'r rcixnt it t? n vy Chase, which WR.S writ ten i rliyme • "dye" and "Percy" should- t '* a * nns T1 ° "'rnint; - , i 1JHS. it was also hitrd panly from .ran get the ciievy Chn*e IrolW at the Cheviot Hills which form the: the next corner! ' Then—his day's. chore finished- he would j>lt down and remain -'silent until time to reprm the performance t\e\t afternoon! :'-."'.. A fireat miuiy conpr<*smoji, win* didn't know where tlioy were going to gut the money either, hfved when Mr. Kich departed .our TiUd-^t. HLs daily prod was painful. " But now he k nt ii a^sln: There is hardly » M'SMOII at. which he diVMi'l function. . •: Ho hus chancre! hU lines biJy slightly. Instead ol demanding: "Where nrp you K«irig to get: the nioii-'yV" hi 1 now Miys: "We ui«. : :on llif.niad to bankruptcy !";• ' '\ • . The. only words ol comfort I ca«i According louj; rosd Chevy!" The WPH hits imthnrm-d prodijc- ,. ... ,~... t ., , of JiO.fXK) oust lion b.uhlubs dividing line between ' Enplnnd awl| ... |thL»; year. Uui salt- of UWM' tUl» .Scotland. Cheviot sheep uwii lo run! -One 1 of the moj.1 singlr-'mlniifd- wil ! h|1 I | '"itr<* to UH> re-mod .•.crvifps;- n.fwild up there .and pruple with men In 'Congress i« Reii Rolvrl y. vneriuis hixsimaij,. :>.!•.::---till* .sho'.iM a[bi--r-r-s in their voices uted lo Hlch of Pennsylvania chevy, or chivy, them. "\r 11_ i i ' . . > 1 ' v - . - i . .»*j , 4\4i- K ja uu.t h. w i You think you re being funny, 'I suppose,", I said.-'"They would aficr iui absence of tw Mr. Rkh is buck with us again " Postal Men Turn Up _Ncw Racket Mailbox Burglars Donnie Blood under Assumed Names and "Cash la" Washington. Ftb. 24. M>) _ Here's! a new war-bom racset turned up | by the postal inspectors: First a mailbox burglar steals a check thai has been mailed to' somebody. Then- he goes to 'a blood donors' bank and patriotically gives up aj pint of blood — in the name of the] payee on the'stolen check. j For the blood donations he getsi a certificate, made out to the name! he has assumed. So he use.s the! blood donor certificate Jor identifi-j cation and cashes the stolen check, I That's only a new wrinkle to an! old trick, disclosed today by thti testimony of postal of ficials made I public by the House Appropriations' Committee: Here's another hew one that turned up last year: slug thenv over the heart with aiwasVa member up to 1943 but thr nnoaieO*';..-. •:-.• ! i _ , •• "-• . r _ ,. . - .gave him a l:,yofi. I do Huh-ie, ' persisted ilio follow. 'not' know how ho cmploypd h'ls VH- !- for foreign/ !i;.c to know you tet-1 export. Well. some deiervinK Zulu will !>e wcl- tubbed I * (DlAtribuifd **v Kn-p hVi.!:irei S>r.rf(- Phtf. Ip.c, Hfcrruduttlo!: Ir. *hrir r-r its Under the Palms at the Plaza Hotel in New York February 8, 1945. Editor Sunday Times: This evening I received the De- ember 17th Sunday Times. At- ached you will find a clipping of he Peoples Bank ad about the Yank f the Week, in which an error rcurs. Men of the armed forces are proud f the unit in which they serve, and roud of the many skirmishes they ave participated in. The 30th In- antry Division was not on the Anzio eachhead, RS mentioned in the ad. The VI Corps had under their con- rol all combat units on the Beach- ead. Being a member of that orps I happen to know what units ere there. . Wasn't that a misprint? Shouldn't! have been the 36th Infantry Di-' islon? Plesse give credit, as many len from Cumberland are members f Uiat Division. Having been overseas for two In a midwestem state a couple of fellows advertised a puzzle contest. They got 600.000 replies— all correct because the puzzle was ridiculously simple. So they wrote the 600,000 contes-, tanLs that they'd tied for first place! — not mentioning thnl everybody! tied — and announcing a runoff contest at Si an entry. Nearly 86,000 people paid to try a hand a't the run-off. That puzzle was just as easy as the first one. everybody got it right. " : So the promoters announced an- otlier tic. declared no-contest pocketed the W56.000, and beat U y! ' The Palm Court Lounge— Addir>g a very pleasant Airs. DomW de Lisser, M-wi Joeetts IX Lu», and touch to business, comniittw? •s of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Edward Dowdon, Jr. discuss fvKurt? p4easaiK touch, o/ eourso, is The ears, the Cumberland Sunday is clean and pure thus costing less ce ivinK for filtration; the plant would be in 1 our own state; the supply would come from another source which would be an addition to what we already have; the pressure would be sufficient for the highest points of our city; it would yield an Increase n revenue; and we would have an abundant supply for all times papers keeps me in close touch with the "old home town." I enjoy it very much and look forward to receiving my copy, even though it takes a month or six weeks to reach JOHN H. STERNER, Technical Sergeant, Hdg. VI Army Corps, A. P. O. No. 45, New York. (A typograhpical error changed - 36th to the 30th Division. The the day after the Bi£ Three issued communique from Yalta. "I WHS torn in Los Angeles," he said. "And when I started to cam- Cm Uut day. de GauIIa extent?.- jp-iiri in llu> Eauthc.-n er.c! of th itiously announced plans for making Dakar into A . great French base. Obviously he feared the Big Three riiict made further commitments to established Dakar. as an American base. So he moved nrst. That is the real inside as to why if Gaulle did not fly to Algiers to confer with Roosevelt. How Halsey Bombed Filipinos . Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey tells this dramatic story about the invasion of Luzon. •'Just before we went into Luzon, I called all the Filipino stewards and me«boys on my flagship together. I showed them a map of Luzon and pointed out the Japanese pfcitions that MacArthur had told nl not to sh,ell for fear of hurting s fc e ^''f 1110 civilians. ^ told them that the only way to get the Jftpjs out would be to >hell these key points. "One of the mcssboys stepped forward and said that the marked- oiit positions included his home. I state, I mentioned that I was native of that city. However, th didn't seem to impress Southern Callfdmlans. But one day I hap pened to mention the fact that m father came from Iowa and th audience nearly ripped the hous down cheering. After that I neve said anything more about beln bom-in Los Angeles.-I always le the audience know my father wa from Iowa." Note — Last year when Henry Wallace arrived in Los Angeles, h was greeted at the station by sev eral thousand people. He addressee them as "fellow lowans." Copyright. 1945, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc. In contrast we know that the Sut ! da , v .T 11 "" a PP^ciates Sgt. 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