Daily News from New York, New York on July 7, 1943 · 29
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Wednesday, July 7, 1943 " 'VeL MU rray Hill 2-1234 Published dallj exrrpt SuikIit OJ Nawt Symllftle Co. inc. -' K. M St.. Botoucb Mn- hi'lsn tirw Tor. IT. N. T DalU Dull lulmriptloo nw: D. 8. S 00; Cnd. $15. 0O Tr. For ih Dal and Bnnrt.j Nr. D. 8.. llo.JI pr mr; Canada. 00. prritdpnl and trrauirrr i m Patterson, aacrrtarj R. R. MrCoiDiti; id lca ptnidem and ccnrral manaecr. Hoi C. BolliM- mliM anrrtary. T M Flmn. all ol I? K 2d St.. Nua Tort. 17. N V. MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED IK ESS The AssocMM Pnst is eluielT iutled to the use fur republication of nil nt w d9Dat-tnt (refilled to it or not nthcrwts rrwiited tn this njwr and also the Inral new Dunlihe1 herein All ritrbta of reoubliralion of snerial 1ipalche hertnn ary alpo rerred H. A. Wallace ( J. H. Jones THE. ISSUE IN '44 AMERICANISM VS. GLOBALONEY The Washington battle between Vice President Henry A. Wallace and Secretary of Commerce Jesse H. Jones is not just a quarrel between two high Government officials who happen to dislike each other personally. It is a clash between two point3 of view, two philosophies, which are ! now struggling for supremacy in this country. Mr. Jones expresses his point of view that of American individualism, under which thi3 country swiftly became very rich and very comfortable in his July 5 letter to Senator Carter Glass (D-Va.) about Mr. Wallace's attack on Jones and his associates in the Reconstruction Finance Corporation: "If the policy of the RFC in dealing with private business at home and abroad, when possible, subjects me to Mr. Wallace's criticism, that cannot be helped. It is my belief that government should seek to preserve private business, use it wherever possible in the war effort, and operate directly only when necessary ... "As for the charge which Mr. Wallace appears to regard as a major crime, that I have attempted to safeguard the taxpayers' money, I must plead guilty. Squandering the people's money even in wartime is no proof of patriotism. The RFC does not pay $2 for something it can buy for $1. Maybe no one does, but the point is that some men know when you can buy it for $1, some don't know, and some don't care as long as they are spending other people's money." In thus 'stating his own views, Mr. Jones also broadly outlines Mr. Wallace's views. Mr. Wallace is a leader of what can he called the globaloney school of thought. He summed up his philosophy in his remark some months ago that the outcome of this war ought to be to enable everybody in the world to have a quart of milk a day. The globaloney program for this war and afterward is (1) to spend ourselves into national bankruptcy while the war goes on, and (2) to put the world on a glorified WPA after the war, the American taxpayer of course to foot the bill. We can bet that no other nation is going to offer to pay any part of it. And the globaloney school of thought is strongly entrenched in the New Deal Administration. One of Felix Frankfurter's major activities as a leading professor in the Harvard Law school was to place bright young lawyers who thought as he did in key Government positions. Nowadays, Washington is full of these persons, and they wield great power; and their hope is to use this war as a means of bringing some kind of Socialism or Communism to the United States. This conflict between the Jones-type individualists and the Wallace globaloney slicers is sure, we think, to boil into the 1944 Presidential election. ... By that time the war should be over or an 1944 Allied victory should be in sight. If the war i3 Issue Eing badly for the Allies by that time, it will be because of mismanagement by our leaders of the huge resources, the tremendous productive apparatus and the fresh manpower with which the United States entered the war after most of the other belligerents had been fighting for 27 months. The New Dealers will insist that the only election issue is the winning of the war or of the peace, as the case may be. The majority of Americans by that time, we hope, will realize that there is another issue; namely, Americanism vs. globaloney. They will, if there is sufficient airing between now and November, 1944, of such fundamental and far-reaching conflicts as the one between Jones and Wallace. We think, too, that the more thoroughly the American people come to grasp the plans and intentions of the glo-baloneyites, the less they will like them and the more earnestly they will long to repudiate them at the polls. Americans are accustomed to thinking and acting for themselves. That habit made us the powerful and wealthy nation we are today. The globaloney crowd wants to fasten on -us a system under which all the thinking and deciding will be done for us by a great central Brain at Washington and under which we shall attempt to buy the Presidency of the World by means of a worldwide WPA for the President of the United States. The great majority of us, we believe, are opposed to any such overthrow of the American system, and will vote it down if given a fair chance. The Inquiring Fotograpber By JIMMY JEMAIL The News will pay J5 for every timely, interesting question sub-milled and used in this column. Today's award goes to Jack Lei iton, Madison St. CI w f ( s THE QUESTION". What was your narrowest escape ? THE PLACE. Rockefeller Center. THE ANSWERS. Judith Evelyn, Manhattan, ac tress: "v h 1 1 e returning to America from England on the S. S. Athenia, war broke out. The Athenia was tor pedoed on this trip and I was picked up by a lifeboat. Several hours later, this life boat was cut in two by the propeller of the rescue ship. Only seven of the 80 in the boat were saved. I was one of the lucky seven. Morris Strauss, Midwood St., Brooklyn, li- h o g r apher: As a child, I was playing with a big sky- ockel It seemed to be a dud, so I looked at it as the rocket slowly fizzed. Just as had taken ' a s-ood look, off it went and the rocket singed my ear as it shot by into the air." Rackham Holt, Mount Sinai, L. I., author: I had fulfilled a life- - ; long ambition . by going deep- W sea diving off . . -r Florida. The men hand ling s the air pumps " had never e" worked w i t h a ? t I woman diver be- 1? J fore, and they . . Dumped more than generous amounts of air to me, so much air that I floated off the ocean bed before my frantic signals on the line were heeded." Eloise Dean, Bridgeport, Conn., defense worker: "I thought I had met the ideal man and we be came e n gaged. Then war came and I got a job in a factory working on wings of airplanes. The work was so fascin ating that I put off our marriage, escape! He was 10 wolves in one! The things I found out about him!" Hollace Shaw, Manhattan, colora- loff,,!, tura: "When I ; aj was a wee, wee girl living in California I was confronted by a rattlesnake.. It was so cute that I began playing with it. When it began rattling. 1 thought it was purring, as our cat used to purr. Then a bluejay in a nearby branch began cawing, attracted my father's attention, and he scared the snake away." Maria T. Frutas, Astoria, L. I., beautician: "My narrowest escape was from drowning in a swollen m o u n-tain stream. I was caught by the swift current and fought frantically until almost ti n c o n-scious. Then everything seemed pleasant as in a Death had no terror. Another g a grand swimmer, rescued me." is Collision I VOICE OF THE PEOPLE Pltmse give name and address with your letter. We will u-itbbold both request. COMING SOON, ITS HOPED Bronx: How about some kind of button or badge for men who have been in service in this war but What a narrow V Jar w r i - i r V beautiful dream. rl, WRETCHES. HE SAYS, RETCHING Manhattan: Every time I read your filthy newspaper (I never buy it; I am irresistibly drawn toward it, as one sometimes is by things that are ugly, while riding the subways), I feel a violent retching in the pit of my stomach. You must have a very low opinion of the common man, for you direct your filth at him and for him. Not only that, but definitely you have an ax to grind, and what a vicious ax it is! Obviously, you are not for the mass of human beings, but definitely for the overlords, for corruption, for all that is indecent. Of course, you are against price control and "little wonder. I am hoping that the day is not far off when the masses will be sufficiently enlightened to demand that all such newspapers be brought to task. EUGENE P. MONAGHAN. LAMBERT HAS DECIDED Manhattan: You say editorially that it is too soon to decide whether our President is a statesman or a demagogue. Well, I'll tell you right now that if it is statesmanlike to destroy food, statesmanlike to raise prices in a vain effort to stimulate business, statesmanlike to pay farmers not to raise crops, statesmanlike to flout the Constitution of your country, and statesmanlike to promise aid to Czechs, Poles and Greeks without having the slightest idea of how to deliver said aid then one Franklin Delano Roosevelt is the greatest statesman of all time. LAMBERT FAIRCHILD. WANTS BARS ALL UP Manhattan: A drive should start now to cut off all immigration now and after the war. When our boys come home if they do why should they have to compete with a lot of newly arrived foreigners for jobs? The leftists in Washington are trying to get the immigration quotas stretched so that our taxpayers will have additional burdens after the war. Now is the I time to get busy defeating this plot. 1AAFAUM, FARE QUESTION Queens: If policemen and firemen, who make such large salaries, are allowed to ride free on transportation lines, why do soldiers, sailors and other service people, who make small salaries, have to pay, when their lives are in real danger protecting everything dear to us? WHY? BUS DRIVER. have been honorably discharged for wounds or other good and sufficient reasons? Many of these boys feel like heels when they walk down the streets and get those awful stares from lugs who think they are draft dodgers. AMERICAN MOTHER. CHEERS PAPPIES TO WAR Manhattan: Those fathers who are going to be drafted will be excellent combat soldiers when trained. They'll fight like tigers in defense of their homes and children no kidding. 17-YEAR-OLD. LAW AND THAT STAMP Manhattan: Capt. William J. Pedrick, Collector of Internal Revenue hereabout, warns car owners that if they didn't buy their $5 auto use tax stamps on or before July 1 they'll be soaked a fine when they do wander into a post office and buy the stamp. I say this is unadulterated hooey;' that no one needs to buy this stamp until his car is used; that the law places no time limit on the purchase, and that the Post Office Department never yet has put a premium or a penalty on purchase of any stamp. Who's right Pedrick or I ? SUCKER DRIVER. HE LIVES IN FEAR Manhattan: A thief is one who is always doing wrong and therefore lives in constant fear. In spite of the repeated assurances from Washington that we are getting1 "freedom from fear," I have never felt as much like a common thief in my life as I feel now. I am never at ease when I sit in my car, or buy anything, or even sit down to eat at home, because I feel that the New Deal may call me unpatriotic for doing any of these things. P. L. McURATH. - BABIES AND BOMBS Warren: What possessed the authorities to order noise bombs used in a recent blackout in these parts, anyway? I have a child who is dangerously ill, and the noise of those bombs at 2 A. M. almost killed her with friprht. God help our children, old people and nervous persons in general if these nonsensical experiments are to continue. Morale will be completely shattered, and nimli insanity will result. A MOTHER TO MY SORROW.

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