The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 13, 1944 · Page 10
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Wednesday, December 13, 1944
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PAGE 10 TAe Gallup Pol Roosevelt Lauded by Canadians President Favored By 79 Per Cent By CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC OPINION TORONTO. Dec. 12 The old loke bout Franklin D. Roosevelt being "the best U. S. President Canada ever had" has something more than mere humor behind it. Judging irom the views most Canadians have toward his re-election. During the week of the American election, reporters lor the Gallup Poll of Canada were asking Canadians how they felt about the decision their neighbors had to make. make. The fact that the results would be published almost a month after American voters had gone to the polls eliminated any grounds for interpreting the survey as 'interference' with United States domestic affairs. Questioned About Names The first step in the survey was to find out how many Canadians knew the names of the two candi-, dates. It was found that some 12 per cent of the Canadian voting population were unable to name both Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Dewey. The 88 per cent who could name both candidates, were then asked: "Which of these men would you like to see elected as President of the United States?" As some of the interviewing was done after the election, the question also was used in the past tense. The result: Roosevelt 79 Dewey .... 4 Ne Opinion 5 88 Contrary to what one might think, the poll found that American party loyalties to Gov. Dewey or Mr. Roosevelt were not reflected in party breakdowns in Canada. Support Analyzed Progressive-Conservative supporters, who might roughly be compared with Republican supporters In the United States, showed no stronger leanings toward Gov. Dewey than did Liberal voters. Although the question of whom Canadians would like to see President of the United States is purely a hypothetical one, the fact that such a huge proportion endorsed the man who is to be President during the next four vital years will be seen by most observers as a good omen for Canadian-American co-operation. THE PITTSBURGH PRESS. WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1944 Indiana University Buys Rare Letters PORT WAYNE, Ind. (UP) The library of Indiana University pur chased the personal papers and library of Hugh McCulloch, Fort Wayne lawyer and banker who served as secretary of treasury under Abraham Lincoln and Ches ter A. Arthur. Included in the papers are letters from Lincoln, Arthur, General Sherman and many other prominent figures in the Civil War period. 2 Hired by RE A to Develop Perpetual Motion Devices Senate Testimony Cited to Prove Electrification Group Ignores Immutable Physics Laws By Xorth American Newspaper Alliance WASHINGTON, Dec. 13 Undismayed by the immut able laws of physics and unperturbed by the anguished cries of the nation's distressed taxpayers, the Rural Elec trification Administration hired one religious fanatic and one ex-convict at a combined salary of $45 a day to Invent Mr. Halleck "perpeual motion devices," R e presentative Charles Halleck (R., Indiana), charged today. "WeVe seen adagio dancers hired by the Government to run our planned economy," b e -wailed Mr. Hal-leek. "We've hired fan dancers to amuse the frightened citizenry huddled In our air-raid shelters. "We tried to harness the moon with the tidal dams of Passama-quoddy. But, even to Congressmen grown dizzy from iollowtofj trie fabulous acrobatics of our bureaucratic wizards, the revelations con tained in Part IV of the Senate hearings for investigating the Rural Electrification Administration will prove almost too much to be lieve." Testimony Cited Mr. Halleck cites the testimony of V. A. Young, supervising In vestigator for the Department of Agriculture, who discovered in "a large file of similar projects" no fewer than two cases In which the RKA planners spent Government funds In an attempt to add per petual motion to the aimless gyra tions of those who populate the teeming banks of the Potomac here in Washington. According to these hearings, the REA, at the suggestion of some of its employes, hired a resident of Utah at a per diem pay of $25, and provided him with expensive labo ratory equipment to develop a "perpetual motion" device that would "siphon electricity or radiant energy out of the atmosphere so that light could be produced In ordinary bulbs, various apparatus could be heated, and airplane mo tors or anything else could be operated solely with its power." Experiments Checked The REA had one of Its engineers Franklin P. Wood observe the Utah man's experiments in Salt Lake City, and, In August, 1939, Mr. Wood made his report. Of the inventor's process, Mr. Wood said it was a challenge to aid in "changing the present stupid system of Lindividual profit production to one which will usher in a new era." Of the inventor himself, Mr. Wood reported: He is unfathomable. He is a crackpot, nitwit, religious fanatic, essentially honest, unable to originate or perpetrate a hoax or fraud. Can't Understand It "In some Inexplicable way he has, I believe, stumbled onto something that he himself cannot understand, but which, if It is all he thinks it is, will more profoundly affect the human race than any discovery In previous history. "He is stubborn beyond reason and believes that it is a revelation from Heaven and that In the Lord's own time, which may be any time now, the Lord will tell him how to brine it out. ..." While waiting for the Divine revelation the REA kept the man on the navroll for a year and a half, until Feb. 28, 1941. Alio, early In 1940, the REA naa hired another man to perform a little chemical magic that would, in Mr. Wood's opinion, "mean the elimination of all coal mining and much of the oil production, the stopplnir of all water-power de velopment and the changing of the metal products Industries," thereby ushering to "an era of complete abundance. BackgToand Listed Mr. Halleck's summary of the committee hearings doea not' go fully Into the subject of this sec ond man's academic background. but It does show he was an alum nus of the Washington State Reformatory, the Michigan State Prison, the Michigan State House of Correction, the Calgary City JaiL and the Duluth County Jail, Just six months prior to his em ployment by the RKA this scientist completed an eight-year postgraduate course In Folsom Prison, California. The REA paid this fellow $20 a day and his term lasted a year, a month, and a day. Sweden Jibes Ai Nazis' Plight Cartoon Shows Hiller Ready for Gelaway By NAT A. BARROWS Copyright. 1&44. by Th Pittsburgh Press and 1 tie ciu-'aKO l-iaiiy inews. inc. STOCKHOLM. Dec. 13 Swedish newspapers continue to reflect the outspoken pro-Allied sympathy which characterizes public opinion here, despite the Government's policy of formal neutrality. The type of cartoons now appearing in Stockholm papers would have brought down violent reper cussions not far back. The Alton tidningen, for instance, on Monday carried a cartoon showing Reichs marshal Hermann Goering and Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels tucked disconsolately in bed while Fuehrer Hitler, minus his trousers, who is dressing smilingly before a mirror, says: "Blast it, fellows, I had such a wonderful dream last night: dreamt I was 'corporal on the Allied side." Another Aftontidnlngen" cartoon showed a German soldier trying to hold a door against the Allies while a Gestapo man jabs Tommy-gun Into the soldier's back. Hitler, dressed In Alpine mountain costume, pushes against the Ges tapo agent with one hand, holding a suitcase In the other ready for a getaway. Except for the Nazis' declining organ Dagsposten, the Stockholm press has made ample journalistic capital with a joke relayed from Berlin: "The more visible the Allies, the more invisible the Fuehrer. 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Dmpottcd RUDY PORT Jr U All included Special Cast Price (IS Bottles) '25.56 If Full 45 IQu art All taxes included Special Cast Price (12 Bottles) '47.93 SJmpottcd GGLDEU SHERRY Full 45 "Quart taxes included 4 tap Special Case Price (15 BotUts) '26.98 . .. nnri ; BT3TV Irs ' s ? f. i (j)sf r" Official U. & aUiins Corps Photo Marines neve en the PesMs front and bottle erel Mod VJill You lend Your Dollars, White They Che Their Lives? THE BIGGEST JOB IS STILL AHEAD Barn mm i AT w Ihe conquest of Japan will V nrohablv be the costliest war in history. Distances are enormous. The enemy is tough and fanatical. We have no reserves of supply within thousands of miles everything must be transported. And war in the Pacific requires special equipment, not used elsewhere. - Japan thinks our home-front is soft. They think we'll get tired of the war and quit. Well it's up to you. Our fighting men aren't quitters; the Japs know that Maybe it's you the Japs are counting on to lie down. "E" BONDS THE DEST BUY-J4 FOR EUERY 3 Mep End Vhe Wm! Buy More Bonds Ffoara Before.? WAR FINANCE COMMITTEE R. H. McCUNTIC, Vice Chairman L. H. LUND, Chairman CHARLES ARBUTHNOT UX Co-ChaJrman War Finance Committee for Pennsylvania War finance Committee for Allegheny County Let's give them the answer in the 6th War Loan! Let's show Tokyo we canakeit",too! To conquer Japan as well as Germany calls for fighting dollars back here at home as well as fighting men on the far-flung battlefronti. Fighting dollars mean War Bonds. And besides for those of us who are practical the safest place for our dollars in all the world today is in War Bonds. What you save that way now when the going is good may be a life-saver for you in the unfathomable future. 1 Published by the WAR ADVERTISING FUND FOR ALLEGHENY COUNTY, a voluntary association of patriotic firms and Individuals formed to support the principal war activities In this community. 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