Daily News from New York, New York on February 21, 1943 · 67
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Daily News from New York, New York · 67

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Sunday. February 21. 1943 . ' TeL MUrrty Hill 2-1234 rahllihnl arm tehi Km Sradlrala Ca. Inr .al It K ?d ! Boraih af Manhattan. New Tar. K. T. Mall MabartlpthMi rale: I. H .tl.M: 'anata. P"T year. K-C th 8onlar and IRally News. 1. 1.. tta.M par war:ranata.l?a acr year. lmtVM. J. M Paltrraflajurrasarrr. It K MrTraiirk:arraod wica amalrfaM an aanatal aaanatrt. Rot HallMa : aarmarr. V. M. a'lrna. all af K. 34 St.. Naw Vara. S. T. MTMRKK Or THK ASHOf'IATKD Ml ESS Thr AaarrHalnl Puna ia rxHiimrcly rnliltrl lo lh llae for rtllWirlion of all in-wa rliatKitclira r-rrrlilrl lu il nr nol nlherwlM-Trtiixl in lhi naprr ami alao Ihr lui-al n-m tultlihf1 hin. All richl of mmhltralion of apr!! ilispalchm hrrrm a!o are- rirvel MORE ABOUT "GLOBALONEY" Representative Clare Boothe Luce (R-Conn.) in her maiden House speech a few days ago gave the nation a new and fascinating word "globaloney" to roll around its tongue. The dart was aimed specifically at Vice President Wallace's windy generalizations about postwar "freedom of the air" ; but in a larger sense its target was the "global thinking" urged on us by the hotter advocates of the Four Freedoms for all the world in our generation. Let's have a straight look at these Four Freedoms, one by one. Freedom From Fear. Matter of fact, fear is one cf the great driving forces that prod the human race ahead, and it is most doubtful that we would have quit the Cro-Magnon caves, or even the primordial slime, without it. - Representative Clare Boothe Luce (R-Conn.) It is fear that makes soldiers dig foxholes and slit trenches and duck into them when the bullets whine and the bombs drop. It is fear of being cold that impels people to build houses and furnaces . . . fear of losing one's job and thereby one's standard of living that keeps some people from staying drunk most of the time . . . fear of venereal disease that keeps many men from taking idiotic chances along the primrose path... fear of getting killed or maimed that makes one be careful when crossing city streets. If we didn't have those fears, most of us would have suffered one or more of these personal disasters long since. Here's an ironic thought. What is the worst fear to which any woman could be subjected? We nominate, without expecting a challenge, the fear of having her son shot and killed on some foreign field in a war which he did nothing to start. That is the fear to which more and more American mothers are being subjected today, on the promise that all mothers in some future paradise on earth will be free of such fear. Freedom of Exprettton. This term means freedom to say, print and broadcast what you please, within the laws on libel, obscenity and inciting to riot or rebellion. The Roosevelt Administration professes to be fighting this war to bring freedom of expression to the whole world. Yet in its own country this Administration cannot bear the slightest breath of adverse criticism, and takes reprisals against any who utter it or tries to take reprisals. It attacks the Associated Press as a trust (which the A. P. is not) because the A. P.'s majority membership refuses a franchise to Marshall Field Ill's pro-Administration Chicago newspaper. It seeks an indictment of the Chicago Tribune on an unfounded charge of censorship violation because the Tribune objects to Administration war measures when it considers them objectionable. It moves legally against little anti-Administration publishers in hope of laying a foundation for attacks on big ones via the courts. Its little mouthpieces smear all who disagree with the Administration in any particular, and its big boss sends an Iron Cross to John O'Donnell. Freedom From Want. Want is another force which prods the human race ahead. It is the fear of want and privation which keeps most people working, everywhere, and always has done so. It is desire for better and better things that keeps a man at work after he has assured himself and family a bare living. If we put the Hindus and the South Sea islanders on breadlines supplied from the United States, they will do little if any more work. A world-wide WPA will make many men of many races loafers and keep them so. Freedom from want doesn't do most of the sons of the rich much good. Freedom of Religion. This was tacked on as an afterthought to the Atlantic Charter. The general suspicion was that Messrs. Churchill and Roosevelt, when they wrote this document, omitted freedom of religion out of respect to Stalin, in whose broad domain there was at that time no such thing. Nowadays, however, Stalin seems to have had a change of heart. Civilians can buy candles in Moscow only for religious purposes. Well, Stalin studied for the priesthood in his youth, and he is now past 60, and sometimes men revert to the ideas of their youth in their later years. It is not inconceivable that the Russian Orthodox Church might be reestablished as the state church of Russia; in which case, probably it will enjoy most of the religious freedom in Russia. But in any case, it's none of our business. " Most of this "global thinking," no matter how you slice it, is still globaloney. The Inquiring Fotographer My JIMMY JEMAIL. The Nrtcs mill pay !- for every timely, interesting question submitted and used in this column. ' AJ F) f) THE QUESTION. The American Flying Services Foundation takes young men who have been rejected, physically, by the Army and Navy, operates free on them and enables them to pass their physical exams. What has this organization done for you? THE PLACE. Various locations. THE ANSWERS. Donald Ayling, West New York, -in. N. J.: "You wouldn't think f '" '!' that a small fin- g e r contraction would cause rejection, but it shows how perfect you must be to fly for the Army, because you liter ally hold the lives of others at your finger tips. A skin grafting operation was performed by an expert, free, qualifying me." Allen Atkins, 34th St, Astoria: I was du ill-founded when rejected for my teeth. The Army physician said, 'How can you place a bomb a c c u r a tely if your digestion is imp erfect ? He was right. In desperation I went to the Foundation, which changed my rejection to acceptance and a chance to serve." Arthur G. Logan. E. 60th St: ".Most bombing is done at high a 1 1 i t a des and planes fly in the s t r a t osphere. Often, oxygen masks are used. That is why a deviated n a s al sep turn caused my i eject ion. But it didn't dim mv patriot ism and my determination to fly, which 111 do, thanks to the Foun dation." E. M. Connaughton, Englewood, X. J-: I was perfect in eve rything poise, adapta-bility, etc., eve rything except resistance to long drives. The p h ys i c a 1 exam disclosed the reason, a hernia. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of Wesiwood. X. J., asked Dr. Samuel Meredith Strong, head of the Foundation, to help me, and I qualified." Samuel D. Duke, 63d St., Brook- lyn I was sure of passing. Didn't I pass the rigid Po 1 i c e 'A The Army wasnea me out for varicose veins. 'Sure,' they said, 'the A VJJe" . veins w o n't they can wreck a $100,000 ship.' In a month, the Foundation had me in. Richard F. O'Kecfe, Eighth Ave., Brooklyn: ".My exam showed so many deficiencies that it took the starch out of me. Nothing seemed worthwhile any more. How could I ever qualify when my nose, uiy teeth, and worse, still, my spine, were out of kilter? But not even a difficult spine operation stood in the Foundation's way-" JUL If I : : . . f I- i t ; IB II . mi 1 1 If Is there any difference' H - . iii worU saffordiocrcy qnd 'thftour freedoms?" fl I ifl III bite. i ist-mre? iVOICE OF THE PEOPLE tltmst giv ummt rnni address with yarns Utter. 1T will tvilhhali bath an request CHILDREN AND DRAFT Manhattan: What about child delinquency when fathers are drafted and mothers have to go to work? Answer that. Gen. Hershey. I believe men with dependents should be the last to be taken in the draft, on account of what is going on nowadays with children. Thanks. S. M. B. SUSPECTS A TRAP Queens: Look out. Queens motorists, for a Gestapo-type trap operated by a couple of cops with a misleading "Keep to the Right"' sign at the Queens end of the Queensboro Bridge. While one policeman, who is supposed to be stationed at the sign, moves away, another hides behind a pillar, then tiptoes out to unload another of his daily quota of tickets. A '"No Left Turn" sign should be put there instead. VICTIM. ANNE REPENTS Manhattan: Some time ago, with a heart as bitter as gall, I wrote the Voice that a lot of big shots were becoming lieutenants and captains overnight while my non-famous son would probably be a buck private for the duration. Well, I hereby announce my readiness to eat a walloping wedge of humble pie. The boy is a corporal now. ANNE M'BRIDE. LESSONS FOR REDS Bronx: I often read and hear about the rotten Communists in the United Slates, but nothing is ever done about them. Why not some big anti-Communist organization to teach these rats the American spirit? LITTLE WILLY. SYNTHETIC JAGS Queens: What the hell is the matter with Raging Raymond? That Voice contributor who objects to the subway crowds is rijrht. Why. indeed, do decent people like myself and my parents have to ride these stinking subways, where, if you're not a drinking person, you get a free bun on from some drunkard next to vou ? SASSY SALLY. PEACE PLAN Manhattan: What do you say, plain people of the world, we charter a boat and put the top half-dozen leaders of each warring nation on board and ship them to Shangri-la? Then the rest of us could begin trying to live up to the Ten Commandments, which would eliminate war forever. FARRELL CARNEY. WANTS SOME GUVS FIRED 1 Ulster: I have been a regular purchaser of your paper because oC your columnists, reporters, photo graphers, etc., but not because o your editorial writers. They ar clever, but the use to which thej; put their cleverness is a blot on your paper. Their sly innuendoes against the Administration and that war effort certainly make one won der just exactly how good Amer icans they are at heart. If you want to maintain your circulation, it seems high time for a drastic change in this department. JAMES H. WINTERS. RUSSIA ROLLING OX 1 Westchester: In a short tima Russia will be no longer defending its territory, but will be pressing on to acquire present German possessions and then actual German territory. How long are we to continue to lend-lease and give tha Russian Bear food and wat materials to create a situation faf more appalling than anything w4 have yet contemplated : JAMES LUDLUM MORRIS. & PIECEMEAL RATIONING . Manhattan: The rationing sys. tern stinks, as administered up t i now. I think it is nothing but A racket and a method of kidding tha public along. A complete ratiun ing- system, put into effect nghfe after Pearl Harbor, would havtj kept prices down. ANONYMOUS. FEARS HOTFOOT Brooklyn: I'd like to know what i in the world I'm going to do if my. j ration cards for three pairs of shoes ' expire and I accidentally die. D I have to go to my grave bare footed? If so, bov, will my feet burn! " TINA, j HAPPINESS WITH SHORTY Bronx: Let me tell all you wonieit ani future brides that I married A' short fellow who is a grand guy and a good provider. I am 6 ft. if and he is 5 ft. i1?, and he is f, preferable to some of those talK lanky dopes you see walking aroun J; with some unfortunate women. Just' marry a short fellow, and you wii never be sorry. Mrs. E. S. B. f DREADS SUMMER SCHOOL' I Brooklyn: What nitwit suggested closing the schools now, and keepjij inig them open in July? What doet he or she think we kids are? J would rather sit in the devil's fury' nace than in a hot. stuffy school room for ten seconds in July, Ie alone five davs a week. - DISAPPOINTED CHUBBY, J

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