The News Tribune from Tacoma, Washington on December 25, 1940 · 16
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The News Tribune from Tacoma, Washington · 16

Tacoma, Washington
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Wednesday, December 25, 1940
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AMERICA’S NEWS IN A WAR YEAR CHANCE became CIO chieftain at Atlan- VAIIODIklf f'EDTIE' Wind-blamed crackup of 2800-foot center tic City convention where John wALLUrlllU VjClxllC VJw CO span of the new 86400000 Narrows bridge at I Lewis on Nov 18 formally Tacoma Wash — third longest single suspension in world— put an end Nov 7 to the shimmying resigned sticking to a pre-elec-undulations that gave the bridge Its nickname “Galloping Gertie” Nature's fury In 1910 was also re- ton pledge that he d quit U sponsible for earthquakes: in Turkey (January) Fcru (May) Rumania (November) Franklin D Roosevelt won TUC WAY Deprived by court i tit YT MA VMJ L (jri'i wax-preserved corpse that he'd kept in his bedroom seven years while busy with life-restoring experiments Karl van Cosel 70 studies her death mask Key West Fla commission found him sane discharged him Oct 10 C A EC D CTI ID IJ But for alert Cecil Wetzel and Ellis flOOD KJFIfH ROR UncIe Sam's fourlsh jAFe ReTUKN Woods two lumbermen who stum- VjVJWLJ M E I VJllDWiX J western hemisphere bled onto the kidnaper and boy there might not have been this reunion between Count and Countess Marc de Tristan and their son Marc 8 Sept 22 at Hillsborough Cal Wilhelm Muhlen-broich an alien is serving a life sentence at San Quentin on kidnap charge The little boy was held captive for 48 hours courtship of pushed ahead when Vice President-Elect Henry Agard Wallace traveled to Mexico City for Dec 1 inaugural of Fres Avila Camacho and paused en route for this chat with a Mexican farmer Also entered in nolghbnrliness ledger is granting by US of millions in credit to Argentina Erazii Chile Peru Ecuador nc A TUI A T THE RCklH Close to 20 pcrMin-j were killed when a Chicago-hound express piled up at this bend near UCA I n Ml lilt OtliU Ilftle Falls N V April J'J— the same month in which 212 Negro men and women burned to dratli in a flaming dance hall at Natchez Miss Heavy in death toll was the lieudon collision of a commuters' train and a freight July 31 at Cuyahoga Falls Ohio whirh killed about 40 persons Sen Ernest Iundeen of Minnesota was among 2a killed in Aug 31 piano rash at lanritsrtlle Va Mine cavelns at Bartley W Va St Clairsvillc O and In Fcnnsylvanla cost the lives of several score miners C 'TUIDH TED kA' DD FCIftEkIT victor in a spirited election that broke even the Third Term precedent President I nllVLJ I EIXfYl rlxCJIlCIs I Roosevelt waved greetings from the White House Nov 7 along with Mrs Roosevelt (left) Vice Fresident-Elect Henry Agard Wallace Mrs Wallace FDR accepted re-election as an endorsement of policies which in 1940 led to: Huge defense program peacetime draft trade of 50 over-age lTS destroyers for British bases western hemisphere defense collaboration with South and Central American republics “all possible aid to the nations that still resist aggression’' lMW r I'1' 1 1 ' r t‘ ' ’ ' ROM RFDC RY THF YADH Symbol of the faster tempo of US production of DwlTlDtlXJ KJI Hit I Mil planes and defense weapons are these four-motored long-range bombers so big they’re assembled In yard at San Diego plant Along with Sperry bomb-sight planes like these were released to Britain in line with government's policy of giving aid H A V F hi Foremost among linT til war refugees who reached the Americas' hns- Y pitable shores was Crown Princess Juliana (above) of The Netherlands US greeted thousands of refugee children and such celebrities as Panerewski Former Empress Zita of Austria C Chicago Dally Times CAMPAIGN TARGET m cagoan Oct 23 Wendell L Willkie Republican presidential candidate emerged to carry on a fight that netted him some 22000000 votes in the country's bitterest political battle The campaign even set a new high for vegetables thrown IT'C kin 1 1S Q Eyes of 17000000 men who registered I I JO on Oct 16 turned Oct 29 to above drawing of first number in nation's first peacetime draft In Washington It was 158 drawn by blindfolded War Secretary Ifcnry SUmson Draftees are from 21 to 35 are bring called according to drawing of serial numbers Issued by local boards rnklC The death In Janu-VI Is C ary nr Sen William E Borah (above) Idaho Republican took a veteran legislator from Senate's ranks that before 1910 ended were to lose Sen Ernest Iundeen Minnesota Sen William Bankhead Alabama Sen Key Pittman Nevada CfMniEDQ' I IFF COD THEM Thousands of men shouldered arms as United OwLUICIxJ LlrC iwl I ncm Stales bent on a bigger army a two-oeean navy an adequate air forre sent draftees and volunteers to army ramps that mushroomed into being The defense rommlsslon named by Flllt In May and ineluding surh leaders as William Kmitlsen Sidney Hillman Edward Sletlinlus Jr and Ralph Budd helped co-ordlnato nation's defense efforts 7

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