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FOUR 1-in.noia, J, MI)., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1944 (ternoon l«cim Sundir) uid Bunelty Morning. \aA, Mi. PubHlhtii by Th» Ttmtt ie AJleimtan ' U 7 uid I South UxbtolA •tr«t. Cumb«r- nd. Ui »t*r*d »f th* »t CU«b«l»B4, Md.. u dm U»tt«r. _ u«nb«r Audit Burtiu et cireu!»Uon» 14«mbtr o! Th* Aiiacttttd frtu » AiuxUttd Pnii Is exeluilrel; entitled M UM for ubjUtlioa of »U n«*« dlip«tcb>i credited to It or wrwut credited » thVi p»£nr, and «Uo th» thlrtin fenneh «ll depart menU. eonn«eUnt Tor Ual! and Carrier Rates 8e« CltuUled Pup*. Sunday Morning, October 15, 1944 Our Nation's Prayer Oh God, from Whom proceed all holy desires, all right countelt arid just works, grant unto -us. Thy servants, that peace which the world cannot give that our hearts may be devoted to Thy service and that, delivered from the fear of our enemies we may pass our-iime in peace under Thy protection. OUR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE '.! Attention has been so centered on the national campaign and the declarations and policies of the two men who, representing the major political parties of the country are rival candidates for the presidency, that many of us have overlooked the fact that on November 7 it will become our duty to vote for others whose place On the general scheme of things is likewise of vast Importance at this time. There is a Congress to be elected this year and regardless of which party sends its candidate" £6 the White House, the luture of the next President will depend largely upon those men who, representing the states and the districts occupy the seats in House and Senate. The Sixth Congressional District of Maryland is particularly fortunate in having as its Democratic candidate for Congress, Daniel F. McMullen of Cumberland, who is widely and favorably known to the people of this district despite the fact' that never before has he been a candidate for political office. This is all in his favor, for his record IK clean, he has engaged in no political intrigues, he has no political enemies. .But Mr. McMullen has been before the public ever since the close of the first world war as a staunch defender of the rights of the veterans of that war. A veteran himself, he knows the full mean- Ing of war and the hardships it entails not only during the actual conflict, but later, during- the period of readjustment. Mr, McMullen has been active in the affairs of Jthe American Legion." He has served as Commander of Cumberland Post No. 13, and he has likewise served as State Commander. During the last 25 years he has lost no opportunity to advance veteran affairs, and he has been, particularly interested in disabled veterans and the care of..the widows and orphans of veterans. That his Interest.?n those who return from the present war will be just as keen as has been his solicitude for those ol the first world war, everybody knows. If the people of^the Sixth Congressional district elect hirn to Congress they can depend upon him to ^represent them honestly and efficiently and to do everything within his power to benefit this district and to advance the affairs of the nation during the remainder of,the war and the time of peace that is to: come. Daniel F. McMullen has made no dramatic campaign for election. Without blare of trumpets he has visited' various parts of the district, he has addressed some important gatherings and, briefly but poignantly, he, has made some radio talks-. Frankly and sincerely he has told the people of this district what he believes to be the duty of a Congressman. He has made no exaggerated statements, he has engaged in no vilification, he has refrained from rash promises. • That he is heart and sou! with President Roosevelt he has made plain because he believes that the re-election of President Roosevelt Is essential If the present war Is to be won In the shortest time and a just, lasting and satisfactory peace Is to be established throughout the world. "The Administration's bitterest political opponents concede that the war Is being waged brilliantly," Mr. McMullen has told the people of this Congressional district. "Recently the chairman of the Republican Congressional Campaign committee said: 'On the military fronts we have been making War splendidly. We have, with miraculous speed under the ablest military leadership in all history, brought our army, our navy, our air force "to 1 a point of efficiency where they are the wonder of the world!' "Can any substantial good come from taking the management of the war effort out of the hands of those who have accomplished these miracles and putting untried men in charge? Such a change would do no good—It would actually pro... long the war. This Is irrespective of how _ able or how conscientious the Republican candidate may be. Let no one have any doubts about this. A change of administration will delay the ending of the war and the day when our boys come home, and what is more, these delays will mean that the lives of many American boys must ' necessarily be lost. No, the American ; people will iiot change administrations when they realize that to do so will prolong fhe war. The election In November will determine the kind of peace that Is to !o!!ov,' thin ffn~. Tiie tremendous interest • of the American people In that question Is • easy to understand. They do not want ^to have this ghastly experience repeated. ."..And they do not feel that It has to be 1. repeated. They are not willing to consign tho.lr own children to such a fate. The hope of permanent pence obviously lies in the establishment of a world! organl2atlon, an organization that will prevent Inter~national bandits from going on rampages "every few years in their lust for conquest." """ We are confident that these sane views 7which Daniel F, McMullen has presented .to the people of the Sixth District will find .:" ready response In every heart. We like:;wise i believe with Mr. McMullen, that the -* re-election of President Roosevelt Is neces- , sa'ry Jf this war Is to be brought to a speedy end and a peace established which will b« assured for the future by just such a. world organization as Mr. McMullen advocates. There can be no doubt that Jf this program 1< to he carried through, President Roosevelt must not. only be re-elected, but that he must have the support of a Congresi which will be in general accord with the policies for which he stands. A change of administration at this time will mean tht disruption of all the machinery of government through which.the present war haa been able to progress with speed and efficiency. There will not only be a new President, but there will be a new cabinet and hew men at the- head of every agency and department of the government which the Republicans can take over. "1 do not question the patriotism or ability of these newcomers," Mr. McMullen has said, "but I do contend that no set of men, however able, can take over th,e running of this country in war time without causing delays and interruptions 'to the war effort. And every delay or interruption 1 to that effort means the loss of "'additional American lives. . Furthermore, it seems equally clear that President Roosevelt is the best equipped man in the United States to handle the peace negotiations. He knows the other leaders wtio wil! be at the peace table, he is more familiar than any other American with the problems that will confront the peace conference, and as the leader of the American people during this war, he will command more respect at the peace table than could any other American. And.finally, the President has already initiated steps for taking cafe~~of"^our returning veterans and of our civilian population when the war is over." No saner or more temperate ideas have ever been set 'forth by a candidate lor public office than those expressed during this campaign by Daniel F. McMullen as in his unassuming way he has gone about the Sixth District presenting his c.nsp ?« the Democratic candidate for Congres,s. His views on all matters pertaining to the district and its affairs are equally solid. He is a firm believer in a democratic form of government as we have known it in this country since the adoption of the Constitution. He believes in the rule of the majority and is satisfied to abide by the decision of that majority. During the years he has been prominent in the business affairs of Cumberland and Allegany County he has demonstrated beyond all question of doubt that he is a square shooter, that he firmly believes In the rights of the Individual and that he is willing to give every man his due. Men of Dan McMullen's type are needed in Congress. They will be especially needed during the days that are ahead when this country will be compelled to face and to solve many intricate problems which in the past have been little known to us. Those who vote for Mr. McMullen may rest assured they will have intelligent and co-operative representation. ' Are You For or A gainst It? 9 sp*-- £-C'A:i- TWO GREAT JOBS, . It was a fine and memorable tribute to our country that Winston Churchill gave recently in his notable speech to the British Parliament, and a little repetition will do no harm. Here is -what he said: "When I think of the measureless output ol ships and munitions and supplies of all kinds with which the United States has equipped herself, and has sustained all fighting Allies, and of the mighty war she is conducting along with the troops of our New Zealand and Australian dominions over the spaces of the Pacific ocean, this House may, indeed, salute our sister nation as being at the highest pinnacle of her power and fame." Here are achievements which nobody will deny. But what shall'we say of Britain herself, which stopped the Hun from overrunning England and then held him until our own nation was armed and ready for battle? It was fine and necessary teamwork, and there is honor enough for both. Pacific Battle Line By JOHN SELBY Foster Hailey avoids several of the worst faults that 'beset correspondents' books in his "Pacific Battle Line." The first of these Is complete jack of proportion —each man seems to believe that the particular segment of action he saw was unique, or at least he tries to make the reader believe It. The result is sometimes almost farcical. » » • Mr. Hailey has seen, very likely, as much of the Pacific war as any other man, and his book Includes all that. It includes in addition the other actions, so that the result Is a clear and genuinely balanced account of one great theater of war in the two years after Pearl Harbor. It is therefore a history of the period, and not merely a few scraps thereof, • * • But this would be worthless without certain other matters in \fr. Hailey's equipment, factors due, quite likely, to the fact that his training has Included long periods with The Associated Press and the New York Times. With the former he became accustomed to objective reporting with a wide audience In mind. With the Times he acquired the habit of generosity — the Times has sometimes been accused of printing too much about a matter, but never of being parsimonious. Both organizations have a reputation for accuracy. • • » This Is Important, because particularly In the accounts of our long defensive action from Pearl Harbor to Midway, a lot of face- saving has crept into the record. Mr. Hailey has not hesitated to nay what he thought of a plan, successful or otherwise, nor has he been afraid to criticize general situations, such as what he thinks is the coddling of the Japanese population of Hawaii after Pearl Hnrbor. • • • There nre still other reasons that make this a unique book. Mr. Hailey writes soberly of sober affairs, but a gentle twinkle of humor Is never far away, and there are plenty of salty phrases that.would not, I fear, survive the Times' copy de.sk even in wartime. - f New York Sunday Letter We All Have Out _By CHARLES B. Wrs. H. J.' Kittrell, of Texarkana, commenting upon my recent comment upon the frequent us? of ' the words man and men by Gabriel Heatter and Sam McCoy, tells me that the favorite over-used word of President Roosevelt Is world, pronounced, she says, without the r. As for the pronunciation, which appears to eliminate the r,. that's Groton, the exclusive pr«p school which, in many cases, including that of the President, forms one's speech for life. Groton-Harvard boys often speak as does Mr. Roosevelt. Harvard men, coming from other prep pchools, do not.' My sonr in-law is a' Harvard, man, but he speaks English in the. manner of us Jayhawkers and the lady of Te.xa.r- kana. That Is to say, without any special brand. My personal taste accepts the President's pronunciation and enunciation easily. I wouldn't like to talk that way, but I rather like it. And Mr. • Heatter may be 'interested Lo know that I have had many .letters from listeners to his news broadcasts who say they like him and his talk, regardless of his liberal use of man and men. Well, so do I. ...-.' I've been Interested' in loliowing- up comments readers have made about my item on the word regards, as formerly used -by many business SNAPSHOTS ALONG THE WAY THE WANDERER. The cigarette shortage which exists in Cumberland and other American cities would be amusing if it were not so serious for many people. Someone wrote not so long ago that It is difficult to flght a war without tobacco. Evidently this has always been true. One ; of the shortages with which George Washington and his force of ragged patriots had to endure at Valley Forge, was that of tobacco. This was true even though in those colonial days tobacco was 1 not used as generally as it is at present. The cigarette, at least, was unknown and the pipes of the period — the long clay churchwardens — were cumbersome. It rnusfc have been difficult for soldiers in the field to carry these pipes about with them. They could not be stored conveniently in a pocket as they were highly breakable. ; It is said that in taverns a supply of these clay pipes was^always on hand and the guest ordered a pjpe of tobacco Just as he ordered a rriug of ale or mulled wine. Those old colonials didn't know much about sanitation and none of them had ever heard, of germs. They didn't hesitate about smoking a pipe that had been previously smoked by others. As for soldiers in the fleld, perhaps they broke off the long stem of the churchwarden pipe and turned it into a short "dudeen 1 ' of ' the type which : in an older day was smoked by the Irish, : : Tobacco played an important part in the Civil War too. The Wanderer remembers hearing his grandfather, who was a soldier in the Union army, tell about how, during lulls in the" fighting, Yankee and Con- fe_derate soldiers would establish a truce for the •purpose of trading back and forth. The Union men usually had coffee which was a scarce commodity among the Confederates. But on the other hand, the Southern soldiers had tobacco and the Union men were avid to get it. And so, wider a truce, they would trade the one for the other; The Wanderer must confess that he is among those who make a rush these days on any store where it is reported cigarettes are to be had. There was a time when he never thought of buying anything except his favorite brand, but now he will take whatever is offered and is always glad to get it, with one or two exceptions. v FIRST WORLD WAR CAUSES DURHAM SHORTAGE When he was extremely young — . that is, young as a smoker — The Wanderer affected cigars. Allot of young fellows did this in those days when cigar smoking was more epniT mon among men than it is at present. He had been brought up in a family whose men were cigar and pipe smokers, and doubtless he thought that he looked more like a man with a cigar in his mouth. Good five cent cigars were plentiful then, and following the example of his grandfather The Wanderer formed a taste for a Puerto Bican cigar which was almost coal black and looked strong enough to knock down a horse.but really was a mild and pleasant smoke. But most boys of The Wanderer's age didn't know thnt and The Wanderer took vast pride In smoking one of ' these formidable looking cigar.i which none of his companions dared to touch. But In time, he turned to cigarettes as a steady smoking diet and "roiled his own" using Bull Durham tobacco and "Red Book" papers which were Imported from France. As he looks switched to another brand to which he became accustomed within a short time and found satisfactory for cigarettes. Even Red Book papers, although imported from France = were always plentiful. It was .probably two years after ' the war that The Wanderer began to smoke ready made cigarettes. Many others among his newspaper friends made the switch to "tailor mtides" about the same time. Just why this should be is not clear at the moment. The Wanderer changed because by that time lie had become drama and music critic of a Chicago newspaper and this necessitated wearing dress clothes night after night. ' • It was customary for the Chicago critics to 'gather in the lobbies of theatres and concert halls during intermissions to smoke and visit. Tile Wanderer came to the conclusion that It. was' somewhat incongruous to haul a red tobacco can out of the pocket of a tuxedo. Therefore he adopted a .brand of ready rrrade cigarettes he liked fairly well, and from, that day to .this he has never rolled a cigarette himself, despite the fact he can say without boasting that he was expert in this art. WANDERER FINDS THAT HE LIKES CIGARS He had learned it during his prep school ..days frorn. a Mexican boy, and finally after much practice, he was able to roU a cigarette with one hand, which is common among Mexicans and American cowboys. In the years that have run by since then he has changed brands about three times, but now with the cigarette shortage tvhat it is he has smoked seven or eight brands he never thought of sampling in days gone by. As. nearly as The Wanderer can remember he stopped smoking cigars by the time he was 21 years old and no more thought of buying a cigar for his own use than he thought of buying so much poison. However, in 1936 he found himself in a position where a kindly old man with &• large supply of cigars at his disposal forced one or more cigars on. him every day. The Wanderer could not offend this old friend, but took the preferred cigar "to smoke later." Rapidly they piled up In his desk drawer and one evening he decided he would smoke a cigar just to. sec what it was like/ To his -surprise he found it pleasant and from then on smoked on an average of one cigar every evening. But this was during the summer when he could enjoy this smoke on a big porch. He learned that smoking cigars in the house was not the same thing. There is something about cigar smoke in close quarters that The Wanderer doesn't like. It was not until early during the past summer thnt The Wanderer went back to cigars in a small way. He discovered 25 or 30 good cigars in a humidor which had been moved with his other belongings to Cumberland and were still !n fine condition as they were ' wrapped in cellophane. And so The Wanderer went back to the habit 'of smoking one cigar each evening while sitting on the porch. Then came the Au- gtist gnats apd mosquitoes, sitting on the porch became impossible, and the cigar smoking stopped. Sunny Squibs have been a better tobacco when it originally came on the market than it was after the first, world war. However, he well remembers thnt it was often the subject of joking and was referred to as "alfalfa." One youug fellow who belonged to The Wanderer's college fraternity and who had a ready wit, upon being told that Bull Durham was composed largely of nlfnlfa, remarked that perhaps that was why he had hay fever. Bull Durham cll.inppeiired almost entirely during the first world war. The explanation given wna that it was being shipped to the trc-ops overseas. That has n familiar ring today, but It npp'.ies to all tobaccos. There was no difficulty dur- ins the first world wsxr of getting any other brand of tobncro except Bull Durham, So The Wanderer Winding roads cause accidents. Also there Is danger of some being L-aused by the winding of lair arms around the driver. The automobile driver who attempt* to get over a railroad crossing Just ahead of the train, takes (i chance on getting to the cemetery first. The "has becns" may be superannuated, but frequently their experience is more valuable than that of the "would-'bes." Posterity may have to pay the national debt, but posterity keeps playing In the sandplle, and .with I lie building blocks, In spite of this prospective burden. The "good old days" nre (sometimes culled safer than the present, but'in those times heedless children might find a well to fall Into or a horse thnt would kick One da^ last week in anticipation of the visit of a friend from out of town who is fond of cigars, The Wanderer began casting about for some which he knew would be, satisfactory. Finally, in one of the largest of the local qigar stores he discovered that' they had a few boxes of cigars, and it so happened that the one brand they had on hand is generally liked by cigar smokers. During this quest for cigars It wa» ieariieU that most of the cigar cases over town are filled with pipes. There are many signs that the pipe Is coining back into vogue and before the war is over it may be in as general use in this country as it has always been in Canada. Virtually everybody smokes a pipe In Canada, partly because it is an old British custom, but largely, one may believe,, because Canadian made cigarettes which retail for a reasonable price are terrible, while those imported from the United States and England ?re high in price. Canada put a high Import tax on tobacco during the first world war and that tax was never .lifted. This was done to protect the Canadian tobacco industry as well as for war revenue. Americans may not generally know that tobacco is raised in large quantities throughout the Province of Quebec and every effort is made by the Dominion government to encourage the use of domestic tobacco. There arc several brands of pipe tobacco made in Canada that are fine, but Canadian cigarettes cannot hold a candle to even the cheapest brands made in this country. So, all things considered, it is not much wonder that Canadians go in for pipe smoking in a -big way. One of the accommodations offered passengers on the sleeping cars of the Canadian railroads are pipe cleaners—an article that is as scarce ns the proverbial hen's teeth In the United States' today. Huge cases filled with pipes of all sorts are in every Canadian store. The Wanderer recalls the one in the, Windsor Hotel at Montreal, which is abbut 75 feet long and contains nothing but pipes. The tourist who goes to Canada and does not buy a new pipe while there, is rare indeed. Many Americans become pipe smokers during visits to the Dominion, or at least smoke a. pipe while there, for <no other reason than that everybody else Is doing the same thing. HOW .TO BOY PIPES CHEAPLY IN CANADA Fine briar'pipes of English make are most commonly offered for sale and they cost just about half as much In Siiy Canadian town as they do in the United States. Those who are "in the know" can get imported pipes even cheaper than they are offered in the stores. The way to turn the trick is this: Wait until an English liner comes into port at Quebec or Montreal and pay a visit to the ship. Hunt up the steward and tell him you want to buy a pipe. The steward is In charge of the store which carries various articles that passengers buy during a voyage. There is always a large supply of pipes and as these are still on board the sViip and have not been taken on shore, they are free from import tax. If purchased from the steward's stock a pipe thnt would sell for $5 in Montreal nr.d $10 In New York, can be had for about $2.50. The deal is perfectly legitimate, or at least Canadian customs nffirors make no effort to collect duty from those who merely pay visits to a ship while It is in port. During his own long sojourns In Canada where he went on assignment for The Chicago Daily News, The Wanderer bought several pipes. Among thcs-R was; a p»>f<>r.sion, an Irish pipe which he had been nlsked to pick up by R friend In Chicago. Strangely enough, no Peterson pipes were to be found In the larje stores of Montreal or Quebec; but one 'evening The Wanderer saw one laying against the glass of a window of n little shop into which p.bout two bushels of miscellaneous pipes had been dumped for clearance. Tt was the only Peterson In the house ant! it sold for $1. The usuftl price la $5. All of which reminds The Wnmlercr Hint In view of the present cigarette BhortnRC he would do well Ur bring out his' battery of pipes. gram. It is called to my notice that many still use it in' this way, but mostly with some 'graceful expression accompanying, sucb. -, as,"Give my regards to the family," or "With kindest regards, or "Regards to the boys." And that reminds me that a friend of mine who clings to many of the old-fashioned courtesies, always closes an evening or conversation- with the words. "Regards home." He is 'Artist Al Zere, and ' he means, "Please give my regards or the assurance of my affection, to those at home." My dictionary says that -.regard is from the French re (meaning what it usually does in English) and garder, to guard. So its meaning, as a verb, is, in. the original sense, to keep in view, to keep on guarding. By .-very' diligent spinning of threads, you might, therefore, take the curt word regards,' at the end of a communication, to mean either "Look out; be on your guard; take care of yourself," or "I continue to look out for you." .You have, saidi-. "I ; rejtard ymi highly. I estimate that you arc a swell guy, I am looking after your interests. I; keep you eyer- in my eye, as I would a stamen Winesap To me you are-a genius, especially if you buy this broken-down O lci ' pump that we've been unable to sell." . What a'language. It's a-privilege to be. born into it,-and a pleasuic to go on studying it through a lifetime. . . ... In the novel, "Cluny Brown ' which recently got-itself a Jot of readers, I found several references to the. fact that the young lady wore a stuff dress, or a dress of stuff. I asked my wife what kind of a dress is made of stuff, and she had only vague ideas. So I looked it up. . . Stuff, like regards, may mean almost anything.'-You • say that this stuff Is not very 'exciting, thm Eisenhower has got-the stuff in him, that post-warring is such stuit as dreams are made of, that we vn'i knock the stuffing or'the stuffinc^ out of the Japs, that somebody tafc stuff and nonsense, or that this stuff Isn't fit to eat.... Still you haven't touched Clunv Brown's stuff dress. We. trace stuff through many -etementary-jneaiUrjESjjndjRiui.jha!. It is, loosely speaking, any kind of~ material out of which something is made, raw material, You might say, looking .at a pile "of iron ore. "This stuff ought to make a preitv good steel." So we have "Ambition should bo made of sterner stuff." And we have the- stuff of which cloth is made, at one time more specifically, worsted fiber. A servant, such as Cluny Brown, would wear n dress of stuff that had no: really been worked up very completely. It would be a black worsted fiber. . ' What a lot of big-big's would like to have a good, serviceable dress of stuff today! It is easy, when dealing with a word like regards to appreciate the elasticity and versatility of the Eng-, lish language,' Suppose you send a telegram reading: "Your note, due 27th, still unpaid. Regards." Without using the other three words allowed you at the same rate, you have said, at the end, "Look out! Be on guard! I'm coming after that dough! Look sharp! Be warned! You're about to be gobbled up!" But you write this telegram: "We offer ten-ton vacuuni\ pump half price big'-.opportrunity "regards-" ' > Mrs. R. H. Gooke, of Beaumont, Tex., tells me that we were, nm over-charged., for watermelons m New York, at three cents a pound, last summer," as that was the pric» in Texas, too. And Texas grovs watermelons like nobody's business All right, I wish I had a slice or that melon now, at three cents a pound, or $2.40 for what wo used to consider a fairly fat melon ir. Kansas. But .Mrs. Albert Shupp, of A'- tica, Ind., givts me some prici-s that bear upon the reason \v::v - farmers are not rolling in iv,;: wealth. They get 23 cents for fry:;:? chickens; as against 26 cents iru years ago, when cost of living was much lower. Fourteen dollars a hundred for hogs, as against Si: a decade ago. Hired men cost $l.fO a day ten years ago; now up !o $8, and few men to hire a't any price. So it isn't'.the farmer wlios .getting the fool's : . gold. - Rtleascd by-McNaught Syndicate, .Inc. Future Of Military Women _____I_L__ By JACK STINNETT '...' _ WASHINGTON—When' Congress comes back after the election recess, one thing almost certain .to come up. is a move to make the WAGS, WAVES, 3PARS and women Marines a permanent part of the armed forces with an Annapolis or West Point of their own. Rep. Eugene Cox CD-Ga), already has introduced a biH which would pave the way to such a peacetime : departure for the armed forces.' Congressman Cox makes no effort to outline the program himself. He seeks to create a commission of 15 members authorized to prepare a comprehensive plan fdr the establishment, maintenance and .operation of a women's military, naval and Coast Guard academy where women would be trained as commissioned officers to serve in those branches of the armed, forces. The commission would be composed of five members appointed by the president of the Senate; five by the Speaker of the House and five by the President. nese and U. S. Army censorship (not entirely unwarranted for mi!'. tary reasons); and the delicate political situation in China are partly responsible, according to officw!? here. But the fact remains tin- the catastrophic possibilities of tlie Japanese successes In China have hardly been publicly explored at n'.\. At their best, they could mean some months' prolongation of th.s war with Japan and a consequent additional loss 'of Allied lives ar.c Allied billions. They might a!>a mean a change In war strata;. 1 . which was to see'its driving inlar.r. frorn the east China .coast to form a junction with the great Ohinrve armies that, with American supplies, could sever Japan's overlaid lifeline to French Indo-Chinr,, Thailand, Burma and the Mahy peninsula. It Is considered possib!? here that that strategy already l:?.s been abandoned and will only ! » resumed if China can put Its poli'.i- cal and military house in order. Cox specifics that the commission shall report to Congress not later than April 1, '1945, with a suggested location of the academy, length of course, methods, of appointment, pay and a suggestion on the important matter of whether the women should be appointed 'commissioned officers in the regular forces or officers in permanent reserve organizations Ln the various services. One Important factor In the Cox bill Is that if it resulted in R law along the lines set forth, it not only •would set up military careers for women; but would be the first unification of the armed forces; a pattern perhaps for the West Point and Annapolis of tomorrow, when prospective officers might spend interchangeable years under a unified command. Members of all services have praised the work of various women's corps highly on numerous ..occasions. Except for a .few old diehards who are. rapidly going into the discard as the war progresses,. It i.-;n't. believed here that any of the services would seek to block a peacetime women's corps. Casual Glances "We have come to realize in this war," says Rep. Cox, "by reason of the outstanding service rendered by the WAGS, WAVES, Marines and SPARS, as well as the Army and Navy nursing corps (who would not be trained at the proposed academy) that women can discharge R great many of the scientific and clerical duties, not to say physical and mechanical duties, that heretofore have kept able-bodied men behind the battle-fronts at-home. "It's Idlft now flvrn tn Knnniilo»/i about, whether women have the capacity and equipment for active participation in war. It Is already a proven fact," says Cox. The program fits Into the picture ' of.universal military training which Is certain to become one of the'big postwar congressional battles. A new way • to sell War Bor.w has been found in Connecticut, ar.ii is likely to be tried elsewhere. They have enlisted the public libranr", which' do not actually handle ti'.« bonds, but 'make the .contacts ami turn In the names of prospective buyers. In this good, work the libraries compete for awards of orici- nal manuscripts and letters of famous authors. These are given 11 the Book and Arthur War Bond Committee as a contribution td the . war effort. If the election is close, it mny !i p ' j be decided until the • soldier vcrrs are- counted. In some states tlv.s will be nearly a month later. T!:2 most recent election to keep pm- pie on tenterhooks for days was '- n 191B. Then the tight race betnrpn Wilson and Hughes was not settled until the result In outlying counties In California gave the stm* and the presidency to Wilson. Tii'i was late Thursday after the election. Even then "Hughes, did no 1 / give up hope till the end of '! :i! • month, when ' the official co;:r.t was made. I! We are better at fighting wi'. inaterinl weapons than with ic producing more smoke than firfi but the war goes on with direct" 1 " 5 ' nn,tl simplicity. In spite of Us \'"'>' scope. Militarily we know exa'-'t'-J what we have to do. We have shar™ the weapons and the technique f° r doing it, and have the unity t!'.^ l In the realm of economics, ambitions, rivalries, and passim^t everything grows more complicate^ Strategists In both the War and Navy departments and among planners for world peace are plenty worried about the dreadful drubbing we have been taking in China. It's rather surprising thnt the critical defeats in China haven't made bigger headline*, Both Chi- : A f.v.re way to become rich -would be to find .a Jade mi Mexico would l>e A -good plac* 1 iook for one. according to Dr. M (hew W. Stirling, .head of the reiui of American "Ethnology Washington. In- a recent lecture W announced a remarkable find ™ Jade -beads and other ornament* at La .Vcnutn in southern One piece, the size of «. ho put at $20,000^ Few di would be worth that much.

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