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BIYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI ' .'. VOLUME XXXVII—NO. 227.- Blytheville Daily News Mississippi Valley Leader BIytheville Courier BIytheville Herald BLYTHEVILLR,* ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DRCRMBRR 10; 10-10 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS HITLER SAYS BLOWS TO _ • ___ ty Imperil Flank Of Italy's African Army British Move Fast; Greeks March Onward LONDON, Dec. 10. (UP) —-British land, air and sea forces blasted a path in blitzkrieg style through Italian lines in the. deserts of western Egypt and reached the Mediterranean coast, Prime ATHENS, Dec. 10. (UP) — The Greek army was reported today to have unleashed a new offensive on the entire 150-mile Albanian front in an effort to smash Italian defenses before 80,000 new Unemployed Youths From Nearby Communities 'Are Also Eligible County To Furnish 321 Draftees In *' *• •January, February The first of Mississippi County draftees to be inducted into a year's service in the National Defense Program are expected to be sent to training camp early in January, with a total of 321 from the county to be inducted during January and February. I Already 44 draftees from Minister 'Winston Churchill 1 Italian re-enforcements can told the House ot" Commons today in •• reporting a "successful preliminary phase of operations in North Africa." (At Cairo the British Middle East command said that more than 4,000 prisoners were reported taken together with a number of medium tanks in the western desert action which it described as successfully continuing.) The British attack against the Italians appeared to have cut oft' advance Fascist forces at the Egyptian town of Sidi Barrani but Churchill would not confirm the suggestion. be thrown into action. It was said that the Greek high command hoped to smash into re- Lreating. Italian columns and disorganize General Ubaldo Soddu's efforts to stiffen ihe crumbling Fascist lines. Heavy fighting was reported north of Pogradec where Greek troops were assaulting a chain of Italian outposts, hastily erected in tile Mokra heights above Lake Ochrida, in an effort to protect i their retirement toward El Basan. j Ac the same time a Greek spokesman indicated that north of Argy- rokastron Greek flying columns Every unemployed able bodied three boards in the count y have youth in BIytheville and vicinity volunteered and they will. If ac- between the ages of 16 and 24 ceptedt be the first to go. years can be given work immedi- DraU Boarci A( of BIytheville, ately at a pay of $14.40 for 70 wiu send G8 during Lhe flrst fcwo hours work per month, it is be- mon ths of 1941 with about six calls lieved by sponsors of a plan where- expected although no formal an- by a National Youth Administra- n0 u n cement has ben made of the tion Project is being arranged. ! lium ber to be called at one time. A modern new brick NYA shop , In Draft Board B of B i y thevillc building is to ,be erected on the' 117 wL11 be inductcd from Jan . 3 high school campus with work to untn Feb 3> bufc the aumber O f be started at once, which will pro- calls has not bcen announcedi vide employment for 100 youths Dm ff Board C. of Osceola, will and there are openings in the send 136 registrants dur ing . Janu- NYA work shop at the Fair He-did. however, disclose that h 'f ""toted the line of Italian British heavy bombers had strafed ' Italian bases and airdromes, that fighter planes power, dived and machine gunned Italian • infantry and transport lines, that the naval and air force bombed Sidi Barrani and \Maktila and that the army made- a spectacular dash across 75 miles of desert "in a single bound." The British forces in"; Egypt'were aicled by "Free Prance" units .Qjtiiirchtiiv said- and it was understood that polish legionnaires also were involved in what was described as a "steadily developing offensive against the Italians." A feeling was evident that the and were pouring deadly gun fire into the retreating Italian columns. It was said that 80,000 Italian troops and much ammunition had been disembarked at Durazzo in the past few days. • These troops and supplies are being moved up toward ' the central defense line which the Italians are organizing along/ the'Hae of. the Grounds for 40 more youths to aL the fl Join With County Judges In Requesting Share Of Gasoline Tax Duchess, Mere Mortal, Suffers From Abscessed . Wisdom Tooth MIAMI BEACH, Pla., Dec. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., ,Deu. 10.— Co-operating with the Arkansa County Judges Association in requesting nn additional ouc-half-cciV for tho County Highway Fund, out of the state's six and onc-hnlf per pnllon gasoline tax, the Arkansas Munlclunl League wlU send soecial committee before Gov.-elcc Homer M. Adkins' Refunding Advisory Committee hero Friday, It wa decided at the league's annunl con vcntion at Lhe Hotel Marlon yes terclay. Mr. Adkins has indicated'he will 10 be "guided largely by his commit- same time receive pay. w m It is believed that Draft Board A can secure all of its quota from his American born duchess back'to M hull rio-' re f isLrants wno nave all ' ea{lv re ~'her homeland today and while the Lne^mma ng Delved questionnaires but these will purpose of the brief visit was a "nvJ i be .continued' until all of the 3314 dental operation. Both were in high spirits and said they were "glad (UP)-Thc bike Windsor brought tee " in Accepting or vcjectlnv; new na hvMn f n P fh ™ mgby skilled ioremen as they work| r e istr . ants have rece ived ques- 35 hours weekly for two weeks m ^ tionnaires each month. These can not be attending In Draft Board B, which has 4,013 registrants, it is believed that tliac the duke had stepped 200 more questionnaires will, United States' soil. For to be back again." It was the first time in 1C years on time 'and work a total of 70 hours per month. Negotiations are .underway to h&VG tO ** mailed ° Ut bef ° rG ; is sufficient number first • quota. ll was an «^revittted homecoming , have youths living in outlying sec-! to cover die after 12 years absence from her native land. They stepped ashore from the . 'fiver/with El Basah as the central basUon.. -vv:. '- - : v- ,v..•••:•" '•?"*-. A dispatch from United Press correspondents at Arkyrokastrbn- said police were restoring normal civilian Jife and Greek troops had taken up 'the cry: "Christmas' in entire Italian flank anchored to Tiran a (Albanian capital)." the Mediterranean coast might be Tne advance in that sector was slowed while volunteers hunted out the mines—devices resembling menaced. The British attack was calculated to take advantage first of the long, flat loaves of peasant bread difficult position of the Italians —buried in shallow mud with their, who-had advanced to Sidi• Barrani percussion caps exposed for pass- from the Libya frontier and sec- !" in ° cai l or trucks to explode them. ondly to profit by ganization in the alleged disor- Italian high command and alleged deterioration of ; Italian civilian and "military morale. Added to this was the conviction that- the British navy con- troled the sea lanes- along which Italy might send supplies and reinforcements to its North African army. There were reports here that Marshal Rodolfo Graziani. Italian i commander In chief in North Africa, might soon resign his post. It was reported also that disturbances had intensified in Ethiopia. Rebellious tribes were said to be on the march against the Ital- Behind the mine locaters came armored cars and on both sides, Greek mountaineers 'Amoved from ridge to ridge along the de(p Brines valley, carrying 'the main advance. The Greeks used more than 1.000 mules and mountain ponies in this sector to do the work that mechanized supply trains did for the Italians.. When food ran low they foraged in the countryside. Munitions abandoned by the Italians kept the Greek advance guard well supplied, and at times the Greeks seemed to be operating without regard to communications .or supply lines. Jlytheville so that lack of Irans- ortation will not prevent anyone rom taking advantage of 'this op- ortunity. -All- workers'must be certified ;by[ vfarvin Crittenden. county welfare iirector. whose office' is cooperat- ng with the NYA. In addition to this project, an- ither one was announced recently o provide part-time employment o girls 'between these ages : who vill receive $14.40 monthly while hey arc being trained for general office work by working in offices of ;overnment employes. Draft Board C, which has sent out more question blanks than the yacht Southern Cross and onto a sufficient number of its "4252 on this the fourth anniversary ot registrants for the first quota. Edward VIII's abdication and drove The 44 volunteers will not only immediately N with '• a police;, escort head the, .list of^ those to go .-vfljst [to a hospital- in a : Miaml^' Beach- but'will be ' first to-line for varfous : where a dental surgeon '. positions, it has been pointed out, the duchess' troublesome 'wisdom Leaves Tracks Near Atlanta; 10 Are Two Seriously Hurt, in 1'rging single men without dependants to volunteer for a year's service in the Army. It was also pointed out that the Navy is accepting young men of 17 and 18 years, provided parents consent, and. .while draft . boards can only accept volunteer registrants for the Army between -ages of 21 and 35 years, they have been notified to send Navy applicants to any Naval Recruiting Station. The first volunteer in Draft Board A's list was Mayes Wright. Others in . order of their volunteering were: Pillie Mitchel Jones, i Milburn Nelson Crow, Raymond j Doyle Skipper, Afton Albert Wol mack. James William Alexander j (negro), e Thomas Quinon Sprayberry. William Henry 'Walton (ne- gro). tooth this afternoon. prooosals for a refunding bill. Henry A. Rltgerod. the Ipntue's acting executive director. Mayor J. K. Jordan of Fort Smith sntd "we've got to have his- (Mr. Adkins') backing;" In order to make much headway amon<? legislators. Mr. Adkins, who later visU.«d the convention, said he*would "be glad to have your committee" present Friday. The committee, announced by Mayor J. V. Satterfleld Jr., of Little Rock, new president, includes; But Says He'll Take His Time BERLIN, Dec. 10. (UP)—Adolf Hitler, addr.essiiii. vovkers from n steel platform in a'Berlin arms works, re- enphasized his confidence in German victory today and said that Great Britain would get harder and harder blows every light. ""!•£' Addressing "My German workers,",. Hitler started -by saying he had little time to talk. He spoke for one hour and 35 minutes. ' ~£ "Very briefly, as time, permits," he said, "I want'to give you an insight into the deeper significance of the conflict, *1 want to consider western Europe in the first place." * ' ' -^Germany's 85,000,000, he sald. s lwd a "living space" of hardly 230,000 square miles, as compared to 15.56o.000 square miles "for the British'.-^ "This distribution of. the globe Is the work of men, the work of the 'ast 300 years during which the German people have always been powerless find "divided,", he said. "*? AU Germany's strength, he continued, had been used In inner strug- 3les while the rest, of the world was distributed not through pacts or agreements but solely by violence. -/>'£. Italy similarly was divided into many small states and groups, he mid, and was unable to take part in the struggle • to get territory commensurate with its position in'the Mediterranean. "Now you may ask whether this is decisive for a people," Hitler, aid. "We -live from the soil and on raw material. If territory is fool ;T)hll life becomes poor." * ' Hitler then discussed the Importance of "living space," fertile, soil nd a sufficient supply of raw materials. Without the raw materials; c said, work alone would not suffice. \ '"?, Therefore, Hitler said,- 1 the principal reason for the present war was he "unjust- 1 distribution of world territory. ^ ' /;.*< Just as, within a nation tension betwee^n rich and poor must'be Hmtnated. tie' said, so territory must be equalized between nations, -px Nations-were not made so that one might have 4o times as much erritory : as another;->he isaid. The nation which had too little would one day take what' Iti/rieeds, he added. , ' ,- v; "My great task," he said, "was to reach a solution through an apf peal to reason,.„ thus 'bridging the gap between too much wealth on one side and too much poverty on the other. J ' ' v "C- Y The right to life was equal to a right to the soli , which'gives life.- Unreasonably, he continued, nations had always" had to fight for this Volunteers in Draft Board B.:' p a rtment Freeling To Be Racing Secretary, Pipkin To Be Welfare Commissioner ' LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 10. (UP)— Governor-elect Homer Adkins today confirmed toe appointment of John Pipkin of Little Rock as commissioner of the state welfare de- Thomas Leonard Libern Mosby, Patrick Hallmark. Delma Noll Pipkin resigned today as business manager of the Little Rock ians and it was reported that well Tepelini, 18 miles northwest o armed tribesmen of the Gojjam I Argyrokastron, is the next objec region in the central northwest live on that sector and a Greek column. from captured Premedi, on' the lower end of the central front, .was moving close to Tepelini from the west. At last reports, this Premedi column was within 10 miles of the objective. Oil: the north front, a government spokesman said, the Greeks took positions "of great strategical importance." No details were given. Earlier, the Greeks were reported were raiding Italian convoys and garrisons. . The Daily Telegraph asserted today: "After six months of war it is no exaggeration to say that there is present in Italy—with her latent _war weariness^ her distrust of her German ally and the disillusionment which resulted from the frustration of her hopes for an easy victory for Germany—a situation comparable to that which led to the downfall of France." Aside from such factors as these," the British, it was disclosed,, had long been, preparing for a surprise attack on the Italians in Egypt. First, strong defensive positions had been established to meet any Italian drive. Then, in preparation! for the mam attack which was ; started j-esterday. British troops crossed eight miles of no man's land during recent moonless nights and deposited supplies, including gasoline for new armored units, under the sand. The whole preparatory phase of the operation was conducted secretly and apparently took the Italians by surprise. Southern Railway passenger train "Ponce de Leon", bound from Cincinnati to Florida, left the tracks 12 miles south of here shortly before H A. M. today. Seven of the 10 cars "of the fast express were de railed. Lon Sullivan, chief of the Georgia highway patrol, said that troopers reported 10 persons injured, two seriously. Three pullmans. an The l cli -PP ard ' Forrest Norm ™ Turn -( public school system to accept, the bow - Wade Basus Simpson, N. C. I aolntmcnt . Pipkin, A. Q. Howell, Jim Harris. Elvis Demetrius Lawson, Lioyd George Russell, Carl Paul Hitt, appointment. Adkins also announced that Guy Freeling would be tlv new secre- tWy of the state racing commis- Dennis Rider, Jack Clark, Sam si(m _ Preellng Ls a Llltk . Roc k In _ e Griffey Jr., James Harvey Scott, observation car. a diner and two private cars left the tracks. Although seven cars were derailed only three—the observation and private cars—turned over. within 12 miles of Elbasan. the I The L nju ^ ed Deluded three rail- main objective, in the center of Albania only 20 miles from Tirana. road officials. Charlie Van Shaw. Names of the 20 volunteers in the Osceola board, were not compiled today. Business Section Of City Puts On Yuletide Attire Trachoma Effectively Combatted By Clinics Trachoma—that dread disease of the eyes which eventually causes blindness—is to be wiped : out in Mississippi County, it is believed The derailment occurred .at a! by leaders in the* movement which trestle and the two private cars! is showing great success since plunged into a creek. Signal Super- started last summer, intendent R. T. Hines dived into I Of the 200 cases now prevalent the water and pulled one man out.'in this county of 83,000 population, more than one-half of the cases ' under observation have been arr vestment broker. Adkins, In confirming the appointments, said he planned to follow a policy of "hands off" in regard to various commissioners and departments. "I shall appoint chairmen and board members from the most capable persons available and let them run the various departments," he said. "I intend to keep politics out of the boards." * Mayors Jordan. V. B. McOloy of Monticello, D. T. Hal-graves of* Helena, A. D. McAllister oC Fayette- villc, W. CrMlddleton of Parnsfoulrt • J. P. McGaughey of. Pine Bluff, and 'Thomas L; Cashlorrof Eudorn." -' If Mr. Adkins' plan is adopted in its present form, ctiles will continue to receive nothing from the gasoline tax, said Capt. William D Hopson, executive director, who is on leave for a year's' training with the 154th Observation Squadron Urging city officials to "soil" the Advisory Committee and the legislature on their idea, he said the announced refunding plan possibly if a "trial balloon" at this time. * The proposed additional half cent turnback would be equally "di vidcd between municipalities ..anc counties, giving the latter a tota of one- cent, compared to onc-fpurtl cent for cities. Bills for a city turnback and additional county turnback were passed at the 193 regular and special sessions, but vetoed by Governor Bailey. Mr. Satterfleld suggested that the league prepare information showing the state's credit could not be impaired by "this modest request." It probably will be nccessarv, he : said, for the country's largest banks ind bond houses, "plus the R. F. C." to refund the $137,000,000 debt. Speaking as an investment firm official, Mr. Sattcrfleld said, "If L ,hc bond men could do It, they orobably would ask the state to pledge all gasoline' revenue to pay- i>g the debt. The sound bonds vould be ro trouble to sell. 'We' right. It's Yuletide time in BIytheville. Work of decorating the business district is well underway with the special lighting arrangements and garlands expected to be completed by tonight. The same standards used' on ,ocal Guard Unit To Publish Division Paper The 153rd Infantry of which Mis- director of Trachoma eradication, Weather conditions were now re- stre ^ t lj S nts for several years have ported favorable for the British I been resilvered, new globes of operations and also there was a 1 many colors are being put in, and hard crust on the desert sand tne laurel garlands as used last Which permitted armored units to operate. Is Seriously Hurt •year are being strung with lighted wreaths in the centers. The decorations begin at Fifth street on Main and go to the end | of the pavement^ on East Main street and both Fourth and Second . streets are also being similarly A. L. Sipes, 44-year-old farmer j decorated. of Half Moon, was seriously In- Included in the project for 1 this jured in an accident Monday af-,'. year is maintenance of the deco- terrioon at his farm seven miles ' rations during the Christmas Sea- In Farm Accident west of : Blytheville. Several vertebrae | son with the garlands to be rein, his back placed if .they fall and new globes were fractured and a rib injured to be inserted if some burn out. when a wagon overturned on him.! Decorating of the streets was He is resting fair at BIytheville made possible by contributions o Hospital today. . local citizens. May Affect Boards LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Dec. 10 — The legislature, which may have to wrestle with the difficult problem of reapportioning the state's seven congressional districts Into six new units, will have additional troubles heaped upon its head once or «,«, [week by Dr. L. K. Hundley, state issippi County's Company M is a who conducted clinics ot BiyUie- ^ L j of wrt. has started nublinntjon nf a V1 "e and Dyess,. assisted by Nliss,, , MOP<M!C • T . aWR rrp nart. has started publication of a icwspaper. Annabel Bryant, former Trachoma Each regiment will have charge nurs6 for Ule state HeaUh *?, e ~ partment and now nurse of uie Mississippi County Health Unit. Three new cases were discovered in congressional districts will make the reorganizations of many of the honorary the state necessary. Laws creating many boards provided for seven members, one from each congressional district. State officials said they did no know how this problem would b in Blvtheville and two at Dyess. ^ «« ««w uiu, piuu lc »i wuum . » TT,«CO o«ri rt t.\,« nn DC win be solved. Judge,. J. F. Koone, as hecked recnecKea rt t.\,« nn DC win in Janum'n m januarj in ^ voulcl just have to go out and take orders." Referring to conditions of 1933, when he assumed power, Hitler said: "National unity was for us the prerequisite 'to ,a jiew order of * German conditions,^, tb an attempt to show the German people how .- strongVthey rqaUy^werc." V : - \ ,\- t ' : t- ,. HitU- saidiithatx lie; 1 ,sought, national.-unity through, anTaftpeal to ^ reason. , ' "•;'./ '""• ^ , - . , . His second goal, after .^attaining national unity, was to fight the '" Versailles treaty. "-•• :> .'••/..• . The Americans' and the British, Hitler said, had found a simple solution to the living space problem by saying there were two kinds of people, the haves and the have nots, and they were the haves. -V- But the have riots, Hitler said, would know how to get their rights. He spoke about party systems In politics and the freedom of the press. Countries of so. called liberty and wealth, he said had not achieved a h^gh living standard. They had wealth on one'side and poverty on*, the other; The have nations did not know how to solve their social and economic problems because they lacked ^national unity. "Wealthy England was unable to solve unemployment. Wealthy America was unable to and so was wealthy France," he said. In n world of capitalistic democracies, Hitler said, capital served economic life, which in turn .served the people. The people, he said, were paramount, . • •' • 'V-* He was applauded occasionally as he pictured a world of work forf all, of duties Imposed on all men and.all women 01 a nation, 'as.'pp.? posed to the capitalistic system. One tiling was certain, he said, Gerr many was politically and economically ' united. ."" , Turning to Germany's war machine, Hitler emphasized its equality. "Thousands of officers have been promoted," he said. "We have now officers who have bcen privates and corporals for years and years." A^He then discussed the educational system and described how children now got the finest education. He described the opportunities creates!to build the German nation anew from Its foundations. ;"^ "How wonderful ana wnaL a joy to realize a goal which at first glance seems fantastic!" he exclaimed. "We build a nation in which birth means nothing and work'and achievement everything." . **" Germany's system. Hitler said, would prove superior to that in the democracies. ' - ' • .'j < Distinguishing between the Vtwo worlds" now fighting each other, he said: "We have nothing against the English as men or against the French as men. They wanted to throw .our people back into the period .of Versailles. ' Tr. "Those who lived in luxury might have found the Germany of Versailles quite tolerable," he continued. "They could travel 1 about and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. ' ?: "Somebody said I have an inferiority complex. He is crazy. I never had an Inferiority complex. . . Because the refunding structure' ir the next 30 or 40 years may be determined in 1941, "it is imper- i . -. . I .*. A.IU V V» LA1(AU\** WLL^L Ul VV* L l>41^ VJ U I iX-A U\J *J-*--«X- .4^ L 4 ^ A**J & A p^ U* V AV TT •«• ' atlvt- that the municipal league nope}css They wan ted the war. They wanted it and now-they have _t^^ ti^jOr n rnr»r/\v" nr* inin I.. . .. •'•...,.., Qne othfir but it make Itself a factor," he said. I The wi?eel that spueaks loudest gets the grease." it. If these gentlemen have the goal to destroy the Nazi state and .to dissolve the German people, they have figured wrong. gram designed to continue checking until the disease is stamped out. This work started in a special program after having been a part of a general district campaign, is being used as an example by __ i sistant attorney general, said th " r e,' state was without a precedent in determining the procedure to be followed in reducing membership of the boards. of an issue "and the local' National 3uard company is to have a part n the publication Dec. 23 for a Christmas number. Ralph Farrar. long interested in journalism, has. been appointed by ;aptain Wendell M. Phillips as reporter to prepare Company M's news. Such a newspaper is the idea of First Lieutenant Grville M. Odom. chaplain, who is in charge. WEATHER^ Arkansas—Partly cloudy, cooler tonight. Wednesday cloudy, cooler in east and south , portions. Memphis and vicinity — Partly "loudy and cooler tonight and — — — Wednesday, lowest temperature to-1 plates. They are lighter, use less serves by shooting out all the win- 38, highest Wednesday 50. material, and require less postage, dows. . - Changes Are Slight In Conservation Program WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UP)— The' agriculture department today announced rates of payment and acreage goals for the 1941 agricultural conservation program designed to make more money available for carrying out approved soil building practices. The goals for soil depleting crops Is unchanged from the 270.000,000 to 285,000.000 acres established in 1940and in most cases payments! are substantially the same. Day's Trouble Four-Fold SANTA CRUZ, Cal. (UP) — Ray S5 cSSte <Tth."E£ wiS' *£. Center, ported ? to the Mississippi County selected as the first project. California Saves on Aulo Tags troubles. chronological order, for one day as follows: Automobile accident; house burned down imperiling himself SACRAMENTO; Cal. (Ur->--- >ii- and his six children; burglars en- 'fornla is making :i savings of tered .garage and stole fishing license tackle; burglars then amused them- >250,CGO on its 1941 auto Firemen Make Two Runs, Damage Slight The fire department was called out twice since yesterday .bufc there no damage resulted. Both trucks made a run to GofT Hotel this morning, 10 o'clock, when a short in a light fixture of a sample room caused an alarm. In all business district alarms, both trucks make 'the run. • A grass fire Monday afternoon was at Mrs. S. S. Steinberg's residence, 1209 Holly, street. "We know'what space and time mean. The blood that had to"be^ jshed during the World War for every single advance .of. a 'few kilometers—compare this with the storm of our victory." ' .£•; He referred to the campaign in Norway. . , >- ; "A British statesman said that I missed the bus," Hitler said. But indeed we came just in time to get on the bus. Within "a few days we secured the Norwegian position and you know that wherever"the > German soldier stands no other soldier gets in. "Now Belgium and France are occupied and no power In the world can drive us out of these territories against our wish." Hitler said—as he did in his last - speech Nov. 8— Germany had had fewer losses than in the war of 1870. "We have the best soldiers in the world-and the best weapons in the world. This is one difference from the World War. Another dif^ ference is that I have made more ammunition than we needed. Ammunition this time has not been a. problem. ,:': "We are prepared in this, respect for any struggle. ; . i; , "England will be attacked with harder blows.night after night." -' Hitler £>aid that the British "lied" "when they said'they had destroyed German armament factories.- ; ... :':~ "Tney have not halted work in a single armament, factory," he asserted "They have Just made families unhappy by bombing hospitals for preference. I have waited two'or three months. But I cannot let my own people be destroyed in order to save the lives of foreigners. Then this war will have to be conducted with every possible energy, and when the hour of our decision comes. . "But I want everyone to know that we will be the ones who will determine the hour of decision. It was worth our while to wait a little. The German people can stand it. They will, appreciate it if I rather wait longer and -save • them many sacrifices .which can thus, be avoided. There was applause at this point. •"•.-', ; - Vl , V 'B -We have had great successes without - sacrificing a. ..stogie man, Hitler continued "We do not want prestige and successes: .We do not •SSTiSUtafiks. We are guided only ; by .rational military, considerations; We will know what has to be done, : We wait for the hour when reason'will win the victory. Whatever happens, Germany ™ thc in the struggle. I am', not the man who stops fighting (Continued .on-„!••€• ^Elgnt), * -..",

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