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SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 1945 SEVEN DREW PEARSON • ' WASHINGTON MERWGO-ROUND Pearson Says:— Army Turns Handsprings For Defeated Congressman Joe Starnes; Nazi Broadcast Jock Whitney Griticism of FDR- Army Plans Quickening Overseas Mail; Toscanini Asks FDR to Feed Italian Children. •'•'• . : . .. . : - :. • • •-.. ' To alleviate this and provide servicemen with mail •- during their onellest days hi th« Army, .Sikes has proposed that the Adjutant .. eel n - e - AUen Now °n Active " SerTlei.) : . . . Washington, March 3—If you art c'ofcated Congressman, specially number °f " le Dies Committee, m^'rfen't have to worry about get- I'rs quick promotions in the TJ. S. {^•.v. At least that's what ex- Co~c:-eismnn Joe Starnes of Ala- yj found out when he left Cont -i\ January 3, Joined th« Army J L Lieutenant Colonel January 4 r r was upped to full Colonel the same day. .iiisiders view the Starnes te:rjr.tf5ion__ as part of the brass Y .^heme of handing out fancy missions, and doing all sort of tv favors for Congressmen and ^Congressmen to pave the way ft: billions of dollars In depart- rtr.'.Rl appropriations. -,. .-..' E:arncs had held a commission u 3 Lieutenant Colonel in the Ala- jinsa National Guard, but other Xs'.:o:ial Guard officers have been jivrr. ?tiff training before getting i'fc;rh« rank in the Regular Army. sn«ver, the Wnr Department handsprings for tills ex- Itp-aior who was repudiated by tt'e \o-.ers last November. He got R tiirhdnd retraining course in three &!-=. •.'.'• '"•••'- '• •• ";' • : Sisrnes arrived at Fort Benning, Q>, tlie afternoon of January 4, vi= outfitted, promoted, then tak^n « ?. conducted tour to see an In- !otry tank combat team and a ^.T.c-iSirower in action. Next day te MW a troop movement in the corrJiig, received an Infantry-ar- :Sfr.- cooperation lecture before Alter lunch, he heard a lecture « tiis organization of th« Army y?s: riri\' he heard four more lec- roris. was then promptly moved off 10 Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, i ccffip:Mely re-oriented Army full Cci.r/-!, and sent to Commanding Gtr.eral Staff School at Pori Ls^venworth. : . ille West Point graduates to up the hard way. .lock Whitney Talks Tr.e War Department; has kept it \tr- hush-hush, but polo-playing .':<••: \Vhitney, who married .the PK.-idc-ra's ex-daughter-in-law, sale Kr.t things as a prisoner in Ger- =iay which gave the Nazis some food.propaganda ammunition. \Vhltney married the former B;acv Cushlng after she had di- nrced Jimmy Roosevelt. When cap- tre'd It^ Germany la-st year, the Xtris cleverly pamtcd a spy In S::;L C U uniform with Whitney" and Jo:/: did some rather critical talk- b; about his Commander-ln-Chlef, '&f fv-father-in-law of Mrs. Whlt- ity. .'• ' . • • While Jock was talking, the Nazis tid R recording machine and a dic- upl'.one operating backstage, which t»V: clown all Whitney's anti-Roose- vei! views. Then the German radio plsyed this back as propaganda, ihcwing what a Colonel in the toec! States Army thinks of his Gjir.raixnder-ln-Chief. • Fortunately Whitnr-y did not disclose any im- por'nnl military Information. Note—Whitney is a close pal of Harry Hopkins and once was on t:< staff of Nelson Rockefeller's Cornmittee on Latin America. His Job was _ to promote cultural relates through motion pictures and Holly-rood stars. Better Soldiers' Mall At the suggestion of Congressman &fo Site* of Florida, the Adjutant Central's Office is considering a SEV mnll system to take care of o-e o[ the worst homesick periods -'ared by the average serviceman. 'fl's is just after he has left tliis «m!n for overseas and sometimes MS to trait six or eight weeks be- !orc receiving any mail from home. 3eneral's Office make use of the Temporary Post Office numbers assigned these men. Mall sent the soldier at this tem- :orary address Is held in Washington until word of his safe arrival overseas is received, and his permanent number assigned. This trial sometimes accumulates for two months before he actually receives It. Sikes had proposed, therefore ;hat the mall be shipped overseas on the basis of tho tempoary, or "Wind 11 APO number. This number means nothing to the ordinary citizen, and would give away nothing to the enemy. The AGO, however knows perfectly well where the soldier is going and can use the blind number. , •••:••••. Army postal authorities both here and overseas have agreed that this system will probably work, and the AGO has found no important objection to it other than it will mean a slight increase In manpower. Children of Italy It won't be published by the White House, but famed Italian orchestra leader Arturo Toscanini is writing a letter to the Presiden n*hich almost burns up the stationery it is written on. Toscanini. long a great supporter of Roosevelt, is making a persona plea in behalf of the children of Italy. In substance, the Italian or- cheslra leader says that every time he has been in the United States he has done everything possible to aid the Infantile Paralysis Fund Therefore, he concludes, it is time for President Roosevelt to do something for the children of Italy. The children 'of Italy, Toscanini points out, had no more to do with Fascism than American children can be held responsible for infantile paralysis. Toscanini may not have realized it, but the inside fact is that'Prcsl- dent Roosevelt is trying to' do mor- for Italian children than anyone else in this country, with the exception of Brig. Gen. Bill O'Dwyer When O'Dwyer brought back his report on starvation inside Italy the President immediately took vigorous steps to aid all Italian civilians, especially the children. On October 31, he wrote a letter to Secretary of War Stimson and a Commander-in-Chief, directed tha the Italian civilian bread ration be increased from 200 grams to 30C grams dally. However, General Sir Maitland Wilson, British commander in tha theatre, was opposed, and the in creased Italian ration was never pu into effect until March 1, three day ago. Co. G Soldiers Apologize With Sign . ; • • "•'•'••.'' '**" Photo from Signal Cotps redlophoio) When Co. G of Cumberland and other units of tlw 29th Division captured Juelich, Germany, February 24 at the start of the present great American offensive, they helped to prepare this sign which was displayed in front of the citadel there. Note that the sign spells Juelich with the Umlaut over the letter "u", the German way. The two 29th Division men with the sign when it was photographed are Pic. Thomas Snyder, New York, (left) and Pvt. Paul Mattox, Washington, D. C. ' , ..'-.'.: • . : Tom Dewey walked out for a breath of air after their recent Washington "press conference." Brownell was consoling. "You see, Tom," he said, "it wasn't so bad" The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee, which has asked for financial information from all organization politically active, received back its questionnaire from the D«wey-Bricker Victory Club, of Des Molnes, Iowa, with the following scrawled across It: "Mr. X, who handles such matters as are attached, is now serving time for intoxication. When he is released, he will give his attention to such mat- for the comparatively low p*y Uie office brings." . : ' Wheeler grunted and remained unconvinced. (Copyright, 1345, by tht Bell Syndicate. • -. Inc.) ters" Alfred Marum of Law- On January 10, this column published thB text of a British Note to the State Department, opposing increased: food for Italian, civilians. On that day. Secretary ot State Stcttinius publicly denounced this column, claiming that the British had revised their position and were now in favor of feeding Italians. Nevertheless, it remains a fact that the increased ration was not adopted until day before yesterday. Under the DOOM White-haired, dignified Senator Wallace White of Maine itrolled by the lobby of the House restaurant just after "Silent John" Rnnkin had jumped: on Representative Frank Hook of Michigan. "What brings you over to this side of the Capitol?" asked Jack Pollack of the Kilgore committee. Clutching his own coat lapels about him, White replied. 'Tin just hoping I can get through this corridor without being rence, Mass., is not impressed with criticism of red tape in our Government. In 1917-18 he served in the German Army, but although decorated, he did not receive his medal until 1939, }ust before he fled the country. Marum then found his citation signed by A. Hitler. Probably he Is about the-only Jew Hitler ever decorated. Battle Over Judreship Senator Happy Chandler of Kentucky, fighting for Senate confirmation of Nathan Margold to the U. S. District Court in Washington, read to the poker-faoed Senate Judiciary Committee a 27-page brief extolling Margold's record. Chandler cited various causes M^rgold handled before coming to Washington as Solicitor for the Department of the Interior in 1933, and cited important cases on which Margold was retained in New York. Senator Burt Wheeler of Montana, who has not supported the Margold appointment, finally interrupted Chandler Impatiently. "If this man Margold Is such good lawyer, and was doing such lucrative work In New York, why on earth did he come down here to Washington and go to work a» Solicitor for the Interior Department?" "May I point out," replied the Senator from Kentucky, "that the Senator from Montana could make thousands in private practice. Yet tor over two decades h« has spent his time as a member of this body punched" . Herb Brownell and Dresden Is Important German Trade And Cultural Center Washington, D. C., March 3— P^cien, a top target of Allied combers and .major objective of •••ivMan troops advancing from the «^-, long has been famous as a K.-nmercml and cultural center, says j-'e National Geographic Society. -y trunk lines link it with important cities as Berlin, . and Breslau. •Stereamliners the run to Berlin, 100 miles est, in 95 minutes. wupying both banks of the Elbe, >••<_ city early developed a river '"cf Which in modern times ex- wncrd as its main harbor was im- P :c ;'(-rt. two winter harbors added, " w ! extensive docks built. Neigh^ r! "S coal mines, iron and glnss 'actor:c-s, and plnnts for making r^'ical instruments, chemicals, mn- fns:.ory, photographic apparatus, j^Ptr and porcelain industrialized S n * city. Eight bridges speeded traf- ;•;• ^ rr;war Dresden was not miite " ' ar ec as Snn Francisco; •..,, d * n '« world-renowned picture ./•' le: '"' the Zwinger, was originally t '* vvstibule of a royal palace built p..,"™ 1 '' Versailles. It' housed fapliael's "Madonna of San sisto," « i masterpieces by Holbein, Titinn, ?.„''• and Van Dyck. The Ma-''.™. purchased in 3753 by Dres- *j< \ Srt " lovin & Kln S- Augustus III, «s nung in the throne room. Thu ;- 0 ;T goes that the king shoved his ?,' C!lf . .aside with his own hands .wccr to place the picture in £ '".cvst advantageous position. ;.|;-"prs found the Saxon capital £*«. mvlting during the summer siC'4''^' trrc e - shaded avenues, ..:.', : n P^ks nnd terraced gardens 0 ,'.;', r . ifxlk| ns the Ebe were piy with £;" r Cflf es- At the city's popular -'wous, the Bruhl Terras on former fortifications visi- the world go by as lheir dr 'nl«. products es and breweries. , one ol Germ8n y's st. cities, the white and gold museum nnd hotel rooms wits t resh Rnd nent M lt8 P Brtta ' .11 seats were provided in the boots.- c "»<lr«i "with muddy living there. In more modern times Dresdeners demanded music to accompany their favorite winter sport of Ice-skating. A' favorite' excursion spot within easy reach of the city was the little town of Meissen, home of the famous Dresden china. In the early lath century the first hard porcelain in Europe was produced there — a product which brought increasing fame. Less than a dozen miles from the city stretched a region of rock- studded ravines, wooded areas and steep mountains — : the "Saxon Switzerland." it formed a fitting background for Dresden's green- roofed churches, palaces and art museums. ' '• Dresden, originally founded by the Slavs, existed as early as 1206 Later, as ^a small German fishing village and a fortified town it was succe.ssively ruled by German and Polish kings. It was burned to the ground in 1491. When it was rebuilt it was fortified. Napoleon mado It his headquarter;, and further fortified it in the enrly 18th century. His last victory, the Battle of Dresden, was won there over combined Russian, Austrian and Prussian forces. A few years later Uie fortifications were destroyed to be replaced by boule- vnrds nnd parks. L i h ;°.. Opera. House and of Maslc early fostered h crs * love of music. They , " rKi PcrformnncR of Hlch- ! R " cr ' s "Tannlmiiser,"' they , ' . lnc work of von Weber who "ri "Dcr;. PrcLshutz" while BPS-PAINT Btst Paint Sold F«r (tin ktit In pilnti «lw»j« com I* People* Hardwire. W< Alu Carry FLATLUX Tkt *rni«i|onal nil k»« wad- fiftr paint. Il'« waikakl*. BtanllfHl e*l*r*. PEOPLES HARDWARE C*r. S, «t Union Yowigest Evacuee Cared for By Nuns New York, March 3.—How six Ht:le nuns of a hospital in the Dutch town of Breskens, hi Zeeland province, kept their calm and never forgot their duty while the Germans were bombing the town Is told by the free Dutch newspaper "De Stem" (The Voice) * which quotes the Canadian "Maple Leaf." When the struggle for Flushing was hardly 36 hours old and hundreds of Canadian soldiers were waiting at the port of Breskena to cross to the island of Walcheren, while "Buffaloes" and "Alligators" carried off their loads of wounded, six little nuns made their way through the rubble and the mud where once was Breskens' main street. With the greatest of care they carried a white case which proved to be an incubator. Soldiers and sailors crowded around to have a look at the tiny, prematurely born baby inside it. and soon the child was brought -into the comparative safety of an ambulance. The nuns told that the mother, an inhabitant of Flushing, had been ordered to evacuate hastily. At nrst she refused to go; in the end she had been persuaded, but not before th nuns had promised her to take care of her infant. With complete inriiffprence for the dangers surrounding them, the, Ladles of Mercy had done what they had been asked —and in th« end mother and baby were safely reunited- The "excessive and indiscriminate" use of sleeping pills is a "health problem of considerable and growing importance," says Dr Thomas Parran, United States surgeon general. Helped Create Bastogiie Epic Washington Scene Spends Most Of Time At Union Station Meeting Diplomats »rc subject to the as m all. imc refutation* That reminds me, A (Umr said to me Uie other d&y: "Why don't you write about th« 1 diplomatic «t some tlm«T" iRilletcfi In Warm Bj GEORGK U1XON .learned that Uie flattened guest : lining 1 n was lllp ne Portuuese ministr!) HUlllt., Ill Washington. March 3— There fs a was lllp new Portuguese minister!) fellow over in the Slate Department] • • » j named George T. Smnmerlin .whoi 'Die first official act of a foreign; Set. Defibuntll Write* Of s practically a Txxmervtlle trolley, envoy on arrival in ^Washington Lsj DJ lt \ He meet* *U trains. .to call upon the Secretary of SUitc j * u-asam AltormtUll , That is to say, he meets all twins that have newly-arrived foreign Ambassadors and envoys aboard. And the way diplomats have been shifting the last few years mi-ans ;hat he spends nlmosi as much time .11 Union Station ns the station master. You may wonder why so dis- ;inguished a person as Mr. Summerlin—he Is Chief of Protocol—has to meet these fellows the spilt second they put foot in Washington. U ts ;o keep them from wandering inu> [rouble! , : * * * The danger of n strange ambassador kicking around loose . was forced home upon the Stale Department once and for All during the administration of Andrew Jackson more thnn a century ago. Here's •what happened: _ .... \ Jackson had an Irish servant named Paddy who doubled as doorman at the White House. Paddy was at the door one day when a strange gentleman knocked and began sputtering hi a foreign tongue. . '. , . ••-... ' •;:!;:: '•'•;•'•" The servitor couldn't make a word of It, so he went in to request instructions from the President. Jackson asked if he knew tli« visitor's nationality. . • . "I think he's a froc—I mean a Frenchman." said Paddy. "He talks quick like he was French." : '•': The President, cogitated a minute, then said: " : He speaks "Better get the cook. French." The cook was busy chopping up; ; :.The stairs of all embassies ! : and ;*hows a.grouj) of Marines of the Sth capons when Paddy burst, into the negations arc: divided into two classes! Division's 28th Regiment planting Tfc. Francis D. Miller When the Germans began their terrific offensive last December, rushing out of Luxembourg and spreading out in France, Marshal Von Rundstedt's strategy may have succeeded but for the heroic actions of the various Allied army units such as that which held Bastogne; France, although surrounded for days. Lieut. Gen. George S. Patton hns officially commended members ot the 10th Armored Division ivhich fought with the famous 101st Airborne Division holding the cifc; against furious onslaughts of the Nazis until relieved. One of the members of the armored outfit Is Cpl. Francis D. MlUer, husband of Mrs. Leona C. Miller, 1314 Lafayette avenue, this city, and the father of a five-months-old daughter, Linda Paulette, whom he has never seen. The couple has another daughter, Georgia Lee. Cpl. Miller has been in the Army for five years and. prior to enlisting, was employed at die Celanese plant. He was wounded In Germany the. latter part of November, 1944. To Bleak Xuuu tvr VH*J Ltj_fViLi (,»IC k-7»- Vi t Kit ,J \fl U1411V j and Jiay, in effect, "I am here!" But the PoriuKDc&e Minister— who' _ had beon fiiveu faulty directions-. , Xfter a bleak "CluisUnas on can- had turned up HI the White House I nwl I(U10U5i T , B«t. Joseph J. Defi- imiead of the State Department ; baiiRh, ion o Mr. and Mrs. J. T. . But there is no danger of any- j Diilitwuph, 200 Gltliin -street, wriu'?i thing like that today because .Mr.lthiU he is now billeted in a house m Summerlin meets the train Rnd j Belgium and sleeping on "on« of the rides wilh the envoy to his emba-say,; sol lost bods I've ever seen." Summerlin gives the newcomer aj Although on the move Christmas, chance to scrub up and put on new white cufls, then escort* him to the Secretary of State. ' •': Furthermore 1 , by the way of double precaution, he also calls (or Set.. Drflbaugh's.outfit hud R tui- key; dinner "and a lllUc cheer" the day after, : : . "On the whol« ; things *rr very well with me," he write*; "We have ngaln when tho ; diplomat finallyj lights tind liettt in some of Uie room*, goes .to pay .his- respects to the!our toad is good, aiid 1 feel iit as a President! In the lazy',' social days before Mddle Another Cumberlantier in thr same outfit, n medical detachment tho war, not onlyahe new ambas-jwlth a Wnk destroyer battalion, is sador but his entire official-. family JT-5 Clarence Wolfe, who onco man- used to be taken to the: White [«scd the American Store at UidU- House for presentation. The trip)more nvenue and Decalur street, was made in big limousines, flyei diplomats to a car. They had .to quit that because i the president doesn't have the time.; Suppose the British had : ; a/new' ambassador, for insiancel it would moan escorting m persons-to the White House, and five to a car would mean tying up 23 State Department curs—not to mention P««i 1M Congi-oss today, causing a traffic jam I Representative Heiuu-icXs (D., Pla.) 'Introduced a bill authorizing ot the monument here ».•> stricitons. i F) fir fid lire Proposed As Motitiinent Model Wu&hington. Marr.lv 3 (JP)— Uir ol a war picture taken by-an Asspci- ated Press piibtograplirr R&' & model (or a monument WBA pio- ••Maybe you have often wondered, whether foreign diplomats—who are j a tribute to "the heroic action ol titit .subject to our ordinary laws! UH> Marine Corps us typified by the because of diplomatic immuniiv— [Marines , . .in this photograph." have to abide by our rationing re-j ' r "e photograph, taken by Joe They do—with qiinlifl-M'^cnthnl and distributed through . . . .;. jtJie wartime ' still-picture pool, kitchen. But he consented—somewhat .grudgingly—to come along and act as interpreter. The only trouble was that he forgot to lay down his cleaver! —those in Die diplomatic book," such as ambiissador.s, minis-j bachi °" lwo ters, counsellors, secretaries,! nt-: tache.=, etc;, and the "while list,"; which consists of underlings'—-clerk's, I cooks, chambermaids, rhattfieurs' and so forth. Amerlcftn iiaif ntop Mount Suri- The cook, siill fondling his chopper, strode into the reception hallj For the "blue book" folks we have and made toward the visitor. Thei&stablished n separate office in the latter took one look at the shiv and sprang up in alarm. The cook started to spout mad French but it didn't calm the visitor a bit. He began backing away, spluttering violently as he retreated. Finally, ns the cook kept advancing, he turned tail and fled for the door. ; ; . : . . • . * * • •- . '• •The precipitous flight convinced Paddy something was wrong. So, conceiving it his duty not to let any would-be evil-doer escape, he made a flying football tnckle. The visitor went down on his whosls like a ton of brick, with the vaiiant Paddy on top. Tho thumps State Department presided over by; a ffillow named Arthur W. Vlnnell. He operates n thing called .."Blur Book Local Ration Board No. !."• Thn embassy big-shots take their i ration problems to him and hei decides how many points they can] have. . I might add that-it is nj great deal more than you or I could '• ever hope to get., but. then Uie! diplomats are expected to do quite! a bit of enterlaininp. : j There are no sot limitations. For; Instance, Uie Russians might, be; throwing nil nnnivrrsiiry for Lenin and you wouldn't want thorn caught: short on meat points would you? : and screams brought Andrew Jack- The "whits list" people, however.; son from his study. Among babbled curses he finally have to go to their nearest, ration board, even as you ftnd I. They I ATTENTION K. ofC. Special meeting Monday night ot 7:45 to take action on the death of our late Brother W. Ambrose Rylan'd, Past Grand Knight. Stanley R. Frctwell, Grand Knight John Creegan, Secretory. I ; A Dobbs apesks for itself! Year in and year out... in war as in peace .. , Dobba has held steadfastly to its quality «-edo: "Not how xnanj, but how well." The Dobbs you buy today U an outstanding hat value.. .made of fine quality materials, ' by skilled careful craftsmen, and touched by the genius of Dobbs exclusive styling. That is why we say today, a3 always, "Dobbs talks through its hat." Can more be said? DOBBS FINE HATS, from . . 6.50 The Manhattan , "Gentlemen 1 * Apparel" toftimof* Str««t Cumberland Doubtful about buying a home in today's market? • RUE, real estate values arc inflated in certain areas, but you con still get expert, unbiased advice regarding the house you wish to buy if you insist on FHA Insured Mortagage financing.' It's a safe way (o purchase o house already built in wartime, just as it will be the safe way to buy a new horn* when peace comes arid building is resumed. .On existing properties loons up to 80% of; oppraised value, are obtainable under the:FHA Plan. Term* moy b« for as long ts 20 years. "•'•'. Interest rate is. 4V5% bnrjuaily, ptui ]/z% ; mortgage insurance premium. Each moderate monthly payment includes repayment of a portion of the principal, ' ; . infcresl, taxes, fire ond hazard insurance and other fixed charges. No renewal fees; no secondary financing; ^ For home-buyers who want their money's worth even under present morkel conditions,"the FHA Plan of home fi- noncing offers unusual benefits today. Let us explain (hi* plan more fully to you — without obligation, of course, on your part. Come in anytime. TRUST Cumberland . Lonoconinf fniiral Dtfaiti Iniuranc*

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