Daily News from New York, New York on December 19, 1945 · 31
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Daily News from New York, New York · 31

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Wednesday, December 19, 1945
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DAIIJYjPI news Wednesday, December 19, 1945 TeL MU rray Hill 2-1234 Published dally rept Sunday lijt Kraia Syi,d(-ale Co. Inc.. 220 E- 42d St.. Borough of Manhattan. New York, 17. N. V. lally mail tubscnition rates: 0. $8.0(1: Canada. $15.00 a year. For ! Dally and Sunday Newi. 17. 8.. S10.50 per year; Canada. $20.00. Proldent and treasurer. J. M. Patterson; secretary. R. R. McCornilrk; lei-ond lce uresident and central manager. Key C. Holllai; altnt aecretary. V. M. Klynn. all of Tlt E. 42d St.. New York. 17. N. Y. MKMIIrR OF THE ASSOCl ATKI PRESS The A"wx-iatl Prww is excliiHirPly emitter! to Uin usp for republication of all new dinpat.'hes credited fo if or not otherwise1 credited in thip paper and also the local tiewi published herein. All riifhtof republication of special dispatches herein are also renerved. Most People Like It Here LOTS OF PEOPLE WANT IN Our State Department, gearing up its immigration and visitor visa machinery for the postwar period, finds that there is a mass wish all over Europe to come to the United States and settle here. Under the quota system long in effect, a total of slightly more than 150,000 persons can move into this country per year from other countries. Out of this total, Great Britain, Germany and Ireland are allotted 114,000, which leaves a pretty small pie not over 40,000 for the rest of the countries of the world to cut up among them. Agitation is already under way to raise the quotas, or drill some loopholes in the existing quota system, in order to let many more than 150,000 persons emigrate to the United States each year for some time to come. Not affected by the quota laws are Postwar about 100,000 foreign brides of American Immigrants soldiers. Britain has about 50,000 of these, Australia and New Zealand 20,000. Such women can petition for non-quota status; and there are bills pending in Congress to drop the petition requirement and let them come on over as fast as shipping space can be found for them. Postwar immigration is slow up to now for two main reasons. Ships to carry immigrants to the United States are scarce, and many other countries are being stingy about letting any of their people emigrate, because the war cut down those countries' manpower. It is interesting to note that, while tens of millions of people would like to come here from other countries, very few Americans are anxious to go back to where they or their ancestors came from. The original Americans, and many later ones, came here to get away from kings, aristocrats, established churches, racial quarrels, and so on. They found this to be a splendid country, and much too good for the Indians, so they took it away from the Indians. There have been complaints from time to time over the way various minorities were treated here. There was one big and bloody war, for example, in 18GI-G5, over Negro slavery. It came out right, according to us damn Yankees, in that the Negroes were freed. There is still some discontent over the treatment of Negroes in this country, but there is no evident movement of Negroes back to Africa. Only a few Irishmen ever go back from here to live in Ireland. Not many Englishmen, once settled hen', have any strong yearnings to return to England to live. Some Germans. Italians and southeast Europeans go home to live after'making sonic money here, but not many. Even people from the Russian Communist paradise who have managed to escape to this capitalistic hell seem to be fairly content to stay here. As regards Asia, the situation is the same: few Nisei want to go back to Japan to live, and few Chinese to China. We hope that, instead of making immigration to this country, easier, we shall make it tougher, for some years to come. You can call it selfish for Americans thus to be unwilling to share this country with unlimited numbers of newcomers. But it is no more selfish than for foreigners to want to stream here in millions, share our comparative wealth, and pull down our standards of living. One thing that we have got to consider is that, while a boom is now in prospect, it cannot be counted on to last indefinitely. After the present dammed-un demand for cars, houses, household goods, clothes, etc., is satisfied, unemployment is likely to be with us again. We'll be worse out of luck than we need be if during the boom we have admitted immigrants in large numbers. There is another and longer-range aspect of the matter, too. It is true that much of the rest of the world, and especially Europe, is badly shot up, impoverished and low in its mind, Because ot the recent war. We have helped Europe finish its two latest big wars; but it does not follow that we must now save Europe from the consequences of war to the extent of letting it flood the United States with its victims of war. Poverty and misery are the inevitable penalties of the sport of kings and dictators war. We didn't start this war. Various Europeans let themselves be hypnotized by premiers and dictators into starting it. If they have to pay the price in full, this generation of Europeans, at least, should learn the folly and futility of war. If such a thing happens often enough, wars may cease though that is a faint and idealistic hope, in the light of all human history to date. But at least it is no duty of ours to injure our own country in hope of saving Europe from the penalties of war, and we should not try it. Penalties Of War The Inquiring Fotograpber By JIMMY JEMAIL The News will pay $5 for every timely, interesting question nub-milted and used in this column. Today's award goes to Matthew J. Mussel, 601 W. 178th Street, New York 33. THE QUESTION. Should eigaged couples tell each other their past mistakes and misdeeds ? THE PLACE. Herald Square. THE ANSWERS. Bertha II. Demshak, Man hattan, home: "Yes, I think so. I'm married and I know the feeling that exists between man and wife. If the two feel sure that each can trust the other the marriage is bound to be a happy and permanent one. To tell each other their past mistakes and misdeeds would be the best indication of honesty and intentions." Hernial) Kornfeld, 19ih Ave., Brooklyn, manager: "Definitely not. There is some truth that should be hidden. It is unpleasant and dis-agree able at best and it does no (rood to reveal it. Some m i g h t argue that a confes sion is good loi the soul, but I think more apt to create suspicion in the mind Alice C. Lucvra, Brooklyn Mr ( 4 ' ' - ? - ; ?. v , . ; X:-'---Sr'--'V--'f. &V'.;;!J!yi,i-,i ' ';, ,,: '(' ! .. i'',-'' ,:, I tf f '.y, ft y s :-k -"Av-.V " -" The Always Ha". Kelvrned U To Hi? Vuit yomiT. voicn or Tilt; pkoplk f silly. Bathe; t 1 than doing an; t.' ' S (food I thin! 1 1 that they an. it wmiid be feeling of of each." home : "No. Such confess i o n s are t hei- ii) v k Please give name and ad J re a uitb your Utter OLD BABULS SLIPPING? Brooklyn: It seems that tht Republican partie.- W'b will u ithhuld bath an ream lf. BRoniurs bi sv d w r man. tier hu about it and commit a violence. It has happenc Charles IVhlmg, W. restaurant man-a tr e r : "Y e s, they should. If such confession are made it is :i fair assumption that the mistakes of tilt' past will not be repeated. Furthermore, vv h y enter the state of holy matrimony with a guilty conscience better to pet it better or worse - f ,'ch;i ri apt to do harm. Why give each other things to argue about after marriage? And if a girl's confession i n -volves another band might brood crime of " , a. O 1 r Dernocratic and have degenerated to proletarians and properlarians, and are more concerned aliout lucre and security than about liberty. In the present labor-management battle, (he altiiudi- on both sides is: "The public be damned, and the bell with reconversion; profits and wages come first." PATRICK MENCKK.V. FAITH IN ENGLAND Manhattan: Says you. News, we put three times as many soldiers into France as the British d d. Says me, then how come Britain took more World War 11 casualties i than we did? All service Tnen I know we would all be goose-step-1 ping now if England hadn't had the guts in l'.Uo. Come the next war. if New York, etc., are wiped out in a sneak atom attack, who will wipe out our enemy? England, and only England and her colonies can we depend on. Bronx: I juM got a letter I'l out my kid brother sweating out Ins fourth year on some nui.lhole Pacific island. We all know the hoy had and aie hamg a tough tii.ie but bra:-rides i: lam ma re el this. A bigwig general from Washoe to pay a social call and the boys are f. . pa ; ade. stand in ( hi. I. ton . to I ' et C.i. t c. .la- and Where .h oral get on a n t : that hoi . n -.t! except loiiall'.' ,,. fter a Ivphooii i.i's this chicken brnsH r- u his gall? lie's the tp urn .V. .1 things at Peai I E: r Let 1 1 1 III stick t" his pee h, . 'iiiig. teas and other fane; ns :it home. EX CI. ( IIKISIM AS Tiotiion, X. J.: It is much off vour miml, for " ! New 4 1 ANONYMOUS. MRS. R. AND I NO Manhattan: A Washington news report says President Truman is considering appointment of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt to the Cnited Nations Organizations (L'NO) to represent American womanhood. That appointment should nevei be Conn., I pel nutted. Is there in all Anici KU I don't ' 110 other woman capable of repre senting American womannoou . Are we to have an era of the indispensable woman in place of the indispensable man? Shall the whole world now be made to listen to and bear with this Russnphile apostle of Red applesauce? E. S. SEES A SILV ER LINING Orange: Why all the consternation about strikes? Aren't they the logical answer to inflation? In a short while, the strikers are broke and can't buy anything. People with more money than brains can't m;i,i a n .i : i. tnrow u away wncn mere is noin- Brooklyn: "If V'- "1Rr l. bujr- Instead ,.f.a fc the mistake or yea- "P0"41"" or' w.'h,ch misdeed is certainly lead to a ruinous n.fla- something that f tlon- cu,';ent labor developments ,, k- now point to a gradual return of life, I think it V s " :; A' R' liOLUt K1 should be told f TREPAREDNESS while they are A Brooklyn: I have this to say to engaged. That. those who oppose peacetime uni- in fact, would - : versal military training: Why do be a good test U.4 wc have municipal police forces, of their love for t, JaJaJ , an wny does tne general public each other. True go for prizefighting in a big way ? love won't permit anything to Charity begins at home. stand in the way of marriage." HOWARD I SIMPSON, j wai fort UsU: nil s tor. Chi that all fellow CI 1 1 i -1 mas lind-. mate us to celebrate I happy manner, wit gifts, warm clothes delicious foods, etc. -I ian IN El'ROPE This liist n.t- t chances are that C. Curtis Britain, home think they should. No one is perfect. We all make mistakes and I believe that bygones should be bygones. Let the mistakes of one balance the mistakes of the other. The it would be an even trade and neither would have to feel too guilty about the past." A. Pelegrino, home, I of lis si! it in lint nunM'i'- d rllel- But a f we are worthv of lauie, have We a right to enj.y ice t dings w bile millions . f Christians in Europe, rai - ticulaily in the defeated countries, are striving and freezing to death, and little babies with no cribs hi .lying in the snow? On the dav of Chn.-t's bnth, let our hearts reign, and let us resolve to hell) i our uu- fortunate brethren in devastate I Europe, for the salje of our nun 'immortal souls and a better wm Id. .1. 1IARD1NGE. PHEW FOR I S Manhattan: The Soviet I'nion U red, the Daily News is blue; the r , flag I greet; (o The News 1 say "phew." TICKLED PINK. ' TIRES OF HOl'SING TALK Brooklyn: I and my friends t limit all tlrs hooey about the housini; shortage for veterans should slovi-down. Are the vets the only onet to be considered, and are the rest of the people supposed to live in the parks? The vets surely lu.d homes before they went to win. What liccame of those homes? Just because thousands like New York, they don't want to go ha k to their home towns, but try to crowd New Yorkers out. Such persons should be forced back to their home towns. B. M. HE FEELS EMBARRASSED Brooklyn: I lead News Hater Larry Yonipolsky's lovely Voice letter, and 1 agree with him 100' o about your low, hypocritical paper. I am ashamed to belong to thn same generation of human trah that reads your paper. N. TEMMELMAN.

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