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PAGE TEN THE EVENING NEWS, HARRISBURG, PENNA';, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1943 Established February 15. 191T Published every evening; except Sunday THE PATRIOT COMPANY. 11 North Market Square. Harrisburg". Pa. VANCE C. McCORMICK President CHARLES H. MORRISON Treasurer and Business Manager HOMER B. MOYER Advertising Manirger DEAN HOFFMAN Editor V. HUMMEL, BERGHAUS. JR . Managing Editor Address communications to THE EVENING NEWS Editorial, Business or Circulation Departments, not to individuals. Call Bell 6252. Sffme number reaches all departments. Single copy. 3 cents, 15 cents per week delivered. Entered as second class matter at Harrlsburg P. O. Under the Act ot March S. 1879 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1943 LESSONS IN REVERSES TT WAS inevitable that the United Nations should suffer set A backs in their offensives against the Axis. We have not achieved such a decided superiority as could assure us of uninter rupted success for the duration of the war. - Since we do have to accept reverses, the temporary gains of Rommel's Afrika Korps and the terrible loss of life in the sinkings by submarines of two United States passenger-cargo ships in the Atlantic, may have the effect of tempering a spirit of vain overoptimism. We are reminded forcefully that our war for the survival of democracy still is a grim affair, which could be lost if we were to let up even for a moment. Vice Admiral Adolphus Andrews, commander of the Eastern Sea Frontier, spoke strongly the other day about "crystal gazers in our Country who, upon the first semblance of success, imrnedi-ately talk of the war ending within the next few months. "Make no mistake," warned Admiral Andrews, "we will win this war, but when the end -will come is anybody's guess. Anyone is foolish to predict." Germany has conquered most of Europe and still holds it with perhaps the best drilled army in history, a splendid air force, more submarines than all the Allies combined, an interior supply line. The strong, ruthless Japanese navy and army keep us busy in the Pacific. "At present," said the Admiral, "we haven't even obtained a place in Europe to use as a battlefield, except in Russia" which is hard for us to reach with men and supplies. "We have Guadalcanal, but we're still 3000 miles from Tokyo." It is not an armchair strategist warning against overopti mism. It is a hard-bitten fighting man, who has risen from ensign to the second highest rank in the American Navy, who says: "This will be a long, tough war. We are fighting skillful enemies in both oceans who are ruthless in their methods of warfare. They will not give an inch until we destroy them." Don't be discouraged because for the moment,-in a limited area, Old Fox Rommel has pushed our men back. It is an inci dent of total war. But so, unfortunately, are some of our gains. Don't let either shake your good judgment. DATA NOT CONVINCING A TAJ .-GEN. KENRYO SATO'S explanation to the Japanese i-Vl Diet, on behalf of the War Office, that the Nips sacri ficed at least 20,000 troops on Guadalcanal, plus scores of cargo, transport and fighting' ships, merely as a diversion to distract American attention while they conducted a "strategic" advance to new bases, doesn't sound very convincing. The 20,000 troop figure is an understatement moreover Perhaps he found that even in an upside-down world he could explain the loss of 20,000 men more easily than that of the far greater number who actually perished in a vain attempt to take back Henderson Field from the American fighting men. Soon we may expect some Jap admiral to explain how it has been possible for the Japs to destroy the same American fleet utterly so many times, and still be forced to sacrifice thousands of men and scores of ships as decoys to avert unwel come attention from our Navy. It is when reverses come that the dictatorships tie themselves into knots of lies, seeking to protect Fuehrers and Duces and Shoguns from the results of their own follies. . In democ racies we have no inflated individualities to protect. We can stand unpleasant truths because our strength rests upon the unfaltering will of all the people. He set the example by Ananias was afraid of a shortage, too, not reporting all he had. The weakness of a democracy is that free people must be seared r mad before they will help leaders save them. People were" no better In 1910. ut only Jess frank. For example, Daughter ate daintily before company but filled up in the kitchen. Nobody will be deferred because of his children, but isn't the raising of soldiers a necessary oc cupation? Why do big shots brag? It sounds childish when we aren't winning, and it's superfluous when we are. r JUST FOLKS By EDGAB A. GUEST Protected by The George Matthew Adams Service SILENCE IS CLEVER If Schickelgruber sat near by And questioned you, would you reply ? If someone with a trick mustache For information offered cash, Would you by letting sense take wing, Tell Schickelgruber anything? Well, Schickelgruber's cash em ploys A lot of clever girls and boys To roam about the land as spies And serve him both as ears and eyes. Remember, careless tongues and lips Are wrecking trains and sinking ships. And pretty blondes and men polite Are following gossips day and night, Discovering as they come and go What Schickelgruber wants to know. . If you know something, keep it mum! Today it's clever to be dumb. THE ONCE OVER The Alphabet and the Shortages By H. I. PHILLIPS Released by The Associated Newspaper! A is for alcohol; now only subs Can be obtained for your alcohol rubs. B's for bananas and also for butter, Neither of which will your pantry now clutter. C is for coffee, corsets and cream Trying to get 'em requires a scheme. D is for dog foods which any one's pup Sadly will tell you ain't keeping him up. E; is for (you know you turn on the switch) Toasters, iceboxes and cleaners and sich. F is for feathers, a war need of course (You can keep yours if they came off a horse). Also for flashlights and fishing rods, too . , . Now just a worm on your finger must do! G is for gas which some people recall (Some sort of liquid not seen since last Fall); Also for golf balls. Remember the time When if you lost one it wasn't a crime? H is for hems. If they go any higher What will become of milady's attire? I s for iron, now gone with a thud (Any you keep has to be in your blood). J is for jars and for jackets and jute, Hard to obtain if you're not quite astute; K is for knives of which there's such a lack Secondhand ones now are stuck in your back. L is for lawn mowers industry gave Just to give Adolf a haircut and shave. M is for metal; no matter how much you Like it, remember no metal should touch you. N is for noodles, once used in soup Just before soup, too, was knocked for a loop. O is for oil, now the rarest of fuels, Easily got by just hocking your jewels. P is for plastics. I understand now Plastic steaks may be obtained from a cow. Q is for quinine, once good for a cold You'll catch one hunting a store where it's sold. R is for rubber. I once had a bit That was before my car ran out of it. S is for sugar and sauces and soups Needed by nobody more than the troops T is for tin; I remember the day . We could just keep it or toss it away. U's for utensils and V is for vases; W's wool in most curious places. X marks the spot where a person once said "Wrap me up that" (and took nothing instead). Y is for yachts; now the boys have no chance Even to get a white hat or white pants. Z is for zither. There's one in the store Nevertheless I would much prefer war! LISTEN, WORLD! By ELSIE ROBINSON Copyrighted. 1043, by King Features Syndicate. Ino. BLUE PRINT FOR A GENTLEMAN, as long as you're in the Armv well. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON i END OF A CAREER CHORT short Hollywood story: A director of not too great fame died the other day, leaving instructions for the reading at the funeral of a poem he had written. An hour before the funeral two of his director pals showed up at the chapel and re-wrote the poem! Promised and hoped for: M-G-M Producer Sam Coslow's featurette "Heavenly Music." Great music masters of the last 300 years get together in heaven and discuss how many, if any, original scores or combinations of musical notes exist. Kathryn Doris Gregory, the Fort Worth, Texas, gal dismissed from the WAACS for appearing as a strip teaser, will play a role in "Danger, Women at Work... Seven of the young Warner play ers who enacted scenes volunteering for the Air Force in the Jimmy Stewart short "Winning Your Winers" are now in the armed forces. But not one is in the fly ing corps. Alfred Hitchccok, first imported to Hollywood from England to di rect "Titanic," which was never filmed, has settled for "Life Boat." It's the title of his next at 20th Century-Fox. Barney Glazer, the Warner pro ducer, thinks he's really got some thing in "Night Shift," film ver- sion of the best seller novel. At least his story passes the acid test of a one-sentnece synopsis: "It's the 6tory of a brave, loyal, big- hearted American girl who can solve everybody's troubles but her own. RUG HOOKER LAMOUR A DD incongruous sights: Doro-thy Lamour done up as an Indian maid sitting on a Paramount set placidly hooking a rug. The Indian getup is for her role in "Riding High." The rug is intended for her bedroom.. . .George Brent is trying to convince Ann Sheridan that they should try matrimony again. But, she isn t listening, Arthur Murray has a sign on the windshield of his bantam car which reads: "For Me and My Gal-lon." ...Which reminds me that comed ian Gus Schilling is threatening to write a song titled "The Best Things in Life Are Free-zed." Ingrid Bergman, who never wears high heels unless she has to, and who won t have to in "Saratoga Trunk," was gazing up in awe at Gary Cooper. Cooper, who's six feet three without them, was wearing cowboy boots with three-inch heels. "What," grinned Cooper, "are we going to do when we play our love scenes?" "Well," replied Miss Bergman, "they could put me on a ladderl" He is a big brother, who has already won his wings. He's been through the mill, found what counts and what doesn't. But, stationed at another camp, there's a big brother a cadet who doesn't know the ropes yet. A kid who's strutting his stuff high, wide and handsome outside. But is inwardly bewildered. Waiting to be a regular guy but not knowing what it takes. . And, back home, are two older men . ., . executives in the firm where these youngsters once worked. For them there can be no wings. But their lives rotate about the dreams and struggles of these boys who are out to save the world for them. One of them has sent me a letter which the older boy sent to the younger. I cannot tell you how it has moved me or how I think it should move all America. For once I had a boy who won his wings and went away, for keeps. And never more will I think that youth is a shallow, flippant thing. So I'm going to print the letter that came to me, just as it came. Perhaps you haven't believed very deeply in American youth? Perhaps youve thought they were smart- alecky and soft. Then read this message to one whose young wings are set on the trail of death but who sees only the glory of immortal Me, as it should be lived by an officer and a gentleman." "Dear Kid: "As a lieutenant I want to give you all the advice, without preaching, but at the same time feel it is still better for you to analyze the problems as they come along. Be sides, no set rule of procedure will hold for all what helped me might harm you. Certain generalities might be of use. "One. Always apply yourself diligently. Be eager. Most cadets look down on an eager comrade merely, however, because they have no guts, and are too lazy themselves. Don t be a good-goody be regular, but still be eager, ready, willing and able to learn from and benefit by everything you come up against. "Two. Be Prepared for many dis appointments. That will hold true m all life for that matter. But re member, there's always a silver lining. Look for something good and it will be there. "Three. Start from the first to form good habits. Above all is this true when you get into flying. Good habits are the life insurance that gets you out of a tight spot, keeps the going smooth in general. That doesn't mean a strict pattern for your every breath! "Four. Develop your integrity, which means character. This is the matrix around which all the parts which make up "success" Is molded. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times, without hesitation. It means a clean life. It means unselfishness and selfishness, about which Dad talks so much. "Five. Keep some room for religion and church in your daily -life. It helps. Don't ask me why. An hour in chapel on Sundays, a few prayers daily, occasional Bible readingafter these I find it easy to breathe deeply, put my chest out and stride firmly forward. "Bill, you know I wish you all the luck . . . The family must be lonely but they are brave braver than we. Work hard, good luck, be good and be right. There you have the cist of it. one boy talking to another out of tl.eir common breeding and blood. Be eager ... Be prepared for disappointment . . . Form good habits which will support you, like wings, when the crisis comes Be tolerant . . . Develop character . . . Keep some room for commun ion with God in your daily life. I know no finer code for any gen tleman who braves the air. God bless you, youngsters! Amer ica s pride and God's great arms support you. POLITICAL GLEANINGS By CHARLES G. MILLER A YEAR from now there will be o fio4f hrnuririrf nvpf Vja . lection of. National delegates to the conventions of both parties. If the war is then over and Presi dent Roosevelt is a candidate for a fourth term there will be a split in the Democratic party in Pennsylvania with probably two sets of candidates for delegate. Even. with the war on he would meet with much opposition on domestic mat ters from members of his own party. The Republicans will be split as they were in 1940, with the old organization on one side and the more progressive type, headed three years ago by Wendell Willkie, on the other. Governor Martin may well be the favorite son, al though it is not at all likely that he would take this honor so seriously as did Governor James in the last GOP National Convention. THE Democrats with Roosevelt 99 a fourth-term rnnr!irlnt. wonlrl be exactly in the same fix they were at the Chicago convention of 1940, if the delegates are chosen by the Democratic State organiza tion as now constituted. With the exception of Senator Guffey, who in 1940 was looking out for votes as a candidate, himself, many of the Democratic State and county leaders and many of the delegates at Chicago were per sonally opposed to a third term for Roosevelt. They were New Deal Democrats but they believed that the two-term unwritten law should not be violated. They were in no position to get behind other candidates and voted for Roosevelt despite their personal feeling in the matter. One delegate, a very prominent county leader, said at the time that were he to oppose a third term his hash as a leader back home would be cooked from that time on. THEN as now the Democratic party machinery was in the hands of State Chairman David L. Lawrence. At that time Lawrence and John B. Kelly, then Philadelphia city chairman, controlled many more delegates than Senator Guffey did. They could have prevented the Pennsylvania's delegation endorse ment of Vice-President Wallace had they chosen to do so. Very few of the Pennsylvania delegates wanted Wallace even up to the time they met in caucus to decide how they would vote on the convention floor. The time thi final caucus was held Guffey told delegates he had heard nothing direct from Washington regarding the President's choice for Vice-President. Inasmuch as Harry Hopkins had been directing Wallace's campaign from his hotel room, few of the delegates believed Guffey. Part of this disbelief was due to the fact that Guffey's sister, Mrs. Emma Guf fey Miller, National committee- woman, was broadcasting to all Pennsylvania delegates, including some to whom she had not spoken for years, that the President deft nltely had decided on Wallace. THHE Lawrrence and Kelly dele delegation, could all have been swung in behind any of the op ponents of Wallace, but just before the roll call of the caucus they were told to line up for Wallace. Even then some voted for other candidates Guffey is now for the President for another term, but in view of the fact that he has put up his own slate of candidates in the last two gu bernatorial fights, it is not likely that he will be any more of a power in the 1944 convention than he was at Chicago. The Democratic contest next year, as viewed by politicians, may be bitter, but it will not be as violent as that which Is likely to take place among the Republicans, EVERYDAY MOVIES "I don't know whether to feel proud because we're helping the war effort, or angry because the landlord's saving money on fuel." WASHINGTON SLANT OF DAVID LAWRENCE The United States Fish and Wild life Service, by banding birds, has learned that some birds live seven teen years. In some motor cars, cactus fiber has been used in padding uphol stery. Typhoid fever is more common in the country than in the city. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24. When Governor Neely. of West Virginia, Democrat, flatly predicted that President Roosevelt would be elected for a fourth term, he merely put into words publicly what many of the President's supporters here have been saying for a long time but they usually qualify it with the assumption that the war will still be on in November, 1944. The principal argument for the breaking down of the two-term tradition was that a National emergency existed and if there is no armistice before sixteen months hence, when the nominating conventions will be in progress, there would seem to be no reason why the Democrats would not again resort to the "draft." CEW informed persons will be found here who will predict that the war will have ended by mid- 1944. Usually the estimates of military men are that the conflict will be at a critical stage in 1944 and that it may end in 1945. In any event, the crisis attendant upon a close of the war might be regarded by the Democrats sufficiently important to be considered another National emergency war ranting a further suspension of the two-term idea. From the Democratic viewpoint nobody else has come on the hori- zon with as much political strength as the President possesses and while there will be some opposition it is unlikely that any of the men prominent in the New Deal cause would venture to oppose the Presi dent. Only from the anti-New Deal faction still a small group politically could a candidate emerge. HE vice-presidency may again W. . .n- t ...... pecially since Mr. Wallace is not. popular in the Democratic organi zation. It looks aa if James F Byrnes is likely to supplant Vice- President Wallace on the ticket Mr. Byrnes is deputy President today and he enjoys a great deal Spiders can go eighteen months without food. Aunt Het By ROBERT QUILLEN ti "Pa is a real gentleman. He will argue before company, but he gives up to keep me from stickin' my neck out when he knows I'm wrong." Publisher's Syndicate of popularity in Congress and among the organization Democrats of the Country. If Mr. Roosevelt' is to run again he would have far more chance of winning to his banner the discordant elements inside the Democratic party with Mr. Byrnes on the ticket than Mr. Wallace. As for the Republicans they have nobody who has declared himself for a broad program of inter national cooperation with the same vehemence that Wendell Willkie has displayed. Yet the anti-Will-kie sentiment in the party is bit ter. When it is attempted to translate that sentiment even speculatively into a candidate who will unite all internationally-minded persons in support of the Repub lican ticket it is odd but nobody of prominence in the Republican side fills the bill. One possible ex ception is Governor Stassen, of Minnesota, who is regarded as a Willkie man. There are plenty of near-isolationist candidates who may try to carry water on both shoulders very much as did War ren warding so successfully in 1920 but the nomination of any one who did not approximate the present foreign policy of the Ad ministration could conceivably make the reelection of Mr. Roose velt for a fourth term very easy. The Country will not be isolation ist if the war is on. 'T'HE whole system which stipu lates that elections for four- year terms must be held even during a war will some day come in for constitutional revision. In Can ada, Mackenzie King has served as Premier for more than nineteen years with only two brief interruptions. The parliamentary system permits the holding of an election or the threat of an election only when the people are ready for a change. Had the United States been governed by the parliament ary system there would have been no need for a National election in the critical months of 1940 nor in 1942, and yet if Mr. Roosevelt is elected for a fourth term in 1944, New York CAVALCADE By LOUIS SOBOL King Features Syndicate. Inc.' EW YORK, Feb. 24.-Odd Ends? On the day that Pvt. William Saroyan received word from his publisher that in addition to record distribution of 345,000 copies of his book, "The Human Comedy" by the Book-of-the-Month-Club advance sales had reached an additional 60,000 copies, he was on kitchen police at As toria . . , After peeling his quota of potatoes, Saroyan telephoned to Carol Marcus and suggested they become Mister and Missus in cele-' bration of the epochal sales . . . Whether she said "yes" or "no" at the time, is not recorded, but half an hour later, Private Saroyan re ceived orders of temporary transfer to Dayton, Ohio . . . Cartoon of the year: Peter Arno's current N'Yawker contribution A general inspecting of parade of his troops whispers to his aide: "Now be sura to point out any celebrities!" TVTOST stirring address of the week was Jimmy Walker's on the occasion of the presentation of the Boxing Writers' placque to Barney Ross . . . Lieut. Col. Harvey Miller, receiving the award on behalf of the absent Marine hero: "What is this word tolerance people use so often?" he demanded. "What makes anybody in this world so superior that he is privileged to exercise a quality designated as tolerance!" It was at this dinner that William F. Carey, Sanitation Commissioner, told of being awakened out of a deep sleep at 7 o'clock in the morning by a telephone call from the mayor, who piped: "What are you doing about this snow?" . . . "What snow?" demanded Carey, sleepily, "it's a beautiful day. There is no snow" He looked out of the window: and saw the flakes falling . . . "Mr. Mayor, he said, "you are right, 100 per cent. There is snow." And went back to bed . . . HILLY ROSE, whose idea of a great party in other years was to collect a few songwriters and discuss songs has different ideas these days . . . The other night, he gave a party at his house and these were the guests: Fritz Kreis-ler, Kurt Weill, E. Ray Goetz, Ben Hecht, Robert Stolz," George Jessel, Ferenc Molnar, Ludwig Bemelmans and Alexander Ince ... In thosa earlier days, after the coffee, the party would settle down to poker . . . On this occasion, it was different; the boys settled down to gin rummy . . . Jack Kriendler, the boniface, had his first setback as a farmer . . . The freeze killed an entire litter of eight pigs . . . Navy Lieut. F. D. Roosevelt, Jr., is back in town ... "A few more trips," he observed, "and I'll catch up with Mom and Pop in mileage" . . . Young Jack Topping has com-pletedhis ranch deal . . . 110,000 acres of Arizona soil are all his own now. JOHN ROGGE, who is to try tha mi Oifty VwrsAcio There were twelve members of the newspaper fraternity in the Pennsylvania Legislature two in the Senate and ten in the House- all actively engaged when at home in editing their respective journals. In the Senate were P. Gray Meek, Bellefoote, and Harry Alvin Hall, St. Mary's. Those in the House were Ward.R. Bliss, Delaware; B. Whitman Dambly, Montgomery; John R. Farr, Scranton; B. K. Focht, Lewis-burg; M. A. Foltz, Chambersburg; C. B. Seely, Jersey Shore; Capt. George W. Skinner, McConnells-burg; William C. Smith, Everett; William O. Smith, Jefferson; Jacob Weyand, Beaver. "Musical Mention" section of The Patriot offered the following items: "Lucius S. Bigelow, well known in Harrisburg musical circles, will return from Mexico on March 3. Miss Eleanor Boyd is a new addition to the soprano force of Zion Lu theran Church. Charles A. Stouffer, excellent trombone soloist of the commonwealth Band, will give a solo number at Tuesday evening's concert. A pipe organ will be one of the desirable additions to the new Westminster Presbyterian Church Mrs. T. B. Angii, wife of the Rev. T. B. Angell, rector of St Stephen's Episcopal Church of this city, is a valuable member of the Ladies' Wednesday Club, here. Her sweet contralto voice is often heard in concert." The following couples took out li censes to marry: Henry YL Small and Susan Mathiot, Swatara Town ship; Oliver House, Jr., and Jennie M. Taylor, Bendersville, Adams County; William O. Harner and Mary J. Letich, Lykens Township; Cyrus Palm and Mary J. Blust, this city; Solomon D. Stetter and Cora Frantz, New Cumberland. At Steelton, the Rev. J. C. Wood; of the Methodist Episcopal Church, read the marriage service for John Y. Stahley and Miss Maggie B. San son, at the home of the bride, , on Lincoln street SKIPPY By PERCY I. CROSBY 1NHAT,X THE JPlKg ) IN Youff PERSY J"" CoPr,l?'l?'.King Fcatura SynSoie, Inc., World righta rwetwl they1 Been Too mam v o LATELY -l J f m sj s. u 2X ill thirty-three sedition cases, is not new to the role of prosecutor in the Attorney General's offica . . . Several years ago, when Rob ert Jackson became Attorney Gen eral, Rogge, like the others on tha staff, submitted his resignation. because the war isn't over, thera will be no way to turn him out of power for four years, more even when the war will have been ended; and the domestic issues on whichi public protest is considerable loom most important in the public mindv The British democracy has noti been compelled to hold elections iit? the midst of war. Some day ob- jective historians will tell all of the truth about the way America's role in World War II was impaired?, and the effectiveness of her mobile ization of men and weapons in' terfered with by politics incident to presidential and congressional elections. Perhaps sixteen months hence our war effort will again suffer its third blow from the sama influences just because America has not streamlined her constitu tional system to permit election only when the people really want them. Reproduction Rights Reserved Answers to Questions On Etiquet Modern Manners is filled with answers to questions most frequently asked on the all important subject of proper conduct. Avoid embarrassment by knowing what to do and when to do it. Among the subjects covered in this thirty-two-page publication are invitations, introductions, cards, calls( engagements, weddings, christenings, funerals, and business etiquette. Order your copy of this popular booklet without further delay. Enclose ten cents to cover cost and handling. Use This Coupon THE PATRIOT and THE EVENING NEWS Information Bureau Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I enclose herewith ten cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of the booklet Modern Manners. 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