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PAGE 4 PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: October 12, 1944 Brownell Sees Decided Labor Trend to GOP National Chairman Expresses Confidence During Visit Here By C. W. Dressier Post-Ga-zttte Staff Writer Herbert Brownell, Jr., Republican national chairman, at a press conference in Pittsburgh yesterday forecast a Republican victory at the polls in November, and listed among the principal factors in Pennsylvania the unity and enthusiasm of the Republican organization and a "decided trend" among the rank and file of union labor toward the Republican ticket this year. Whether Governor Thomas E. Dewey would apeak in Pittsburgh was still undecided, Brownell said. Indicating that if he did it would be close to the end of the campaign. (In Harrisburg, Republican State Chairman M. Harvey Tay lor said yesterday he expected Governor Dewey to make another speech in Pennsylvania during the campaign, probably In Pittsburgh.) Professes Great Confidence The Republican national chairman professed great confidence, particularly, in Allegheny county one of the two Pennsylvania counties which gave Mr. Roose velt the state in 1940. There was, ho said, a unity here such as had not existed for "20 years or more,' and which he ascribed to the ef forts of Governor Martin, State Chairman M. Harvey Taylor, and James F. Malone, Jr., county chair man. He said he would be in Philadelphia October 17 for meetings with Kepubucan leaders there. Asked about pessimistic reports concerning the Republican organ ization In Philadelphia, Brownell said an analysis of the registra Hon figures there shows a trend to the Republicans," and likewise showed "very little to comfort the rew Deal. But, evidently taking some cog nizance or the Philadelphia re ports, trownell added: "There are a lot of other counties in Pennsylvania, you know." The G. O. P. organization chief. wuu lias Deen making a swing mrougn ine northern states east of the Rocky Mountains, asserted that as a result of work during the summer "we have the finest organization the Republican party has had within my memory." He declined, however, to go into detailed state forecasts. A question as to the present status of a survey which Mr. Brownell said last July showed then a trend of 5.5 per cent toward the Republicans in six Midwest states, and on which he had baaed a prediction of 311 electoral votes for Governor Dewey, brought little response, j Cifes Trend in Maine On that point the national chairman merely said the Maine election showed a trend of 7 per cent, and the shift to the Republicans was attested by recognized polls of public opinion. One of the main issues in Western Pennsylvania. Brownell said, was "Communist infiltration into the New Deal." It had reached uch a point, he said, that an "out-eider," Sidney Hillman. who was not a member of the Democratic party at all, had been "able to exercise a veto" on the nomination for vice president. The Communist wing, saiti Brownell, had "almost won its fight" for domination of the New Deal. And the national chairman said that as a result thousands would "either vote for Dewey and Bricker or stay away from the polls." That, he added, would be one of the factors in carrying Pennsylvania. And he said there was a "growing protest" among workers against the dollar contributions being asked of them. "They are revolting against that practice," he said, "because they realize that it is $1 a year now, but it may be made jl a month." G. O. P. National Chairman Here 4 r: s . - W'.-'J til,-? ?? J JL Xf t. X r V ! JW 's I'M f Yu U U Lv-kv- IIERBF.RT EROWMXL, JR., Republican national chairman, conferred here yesterday with Republican leader" of Allegheny county. Above, left to right, are lormer County Chairman Frank Post-Gaztte Photo J. Harris, District Attorney Russell II. Adams (Mr. Brownell favors district attorneys), former Cortnty Chairman John S. Herron, Mr. Brownell, and Jame F. Mplone, Jr., county chairman. Call PAC Enemy of Labor The CIO Political Action Committee, said the Republican national chairman, has "become the greatest enemy of labor in America' And he added that the labor vote in November would "result In a great turnover in Allegheny county." Governor Martin, said Brownell, is considered by national headquarters to be "one of the great Republicans of the day," and his "leadership will be a great factor In the victory we're going to achieve in November." Mr. Brownell spoke late the night before to a meeting of the "32 Club," composed of Pittsburgh ward chairmen, which was in session when he arrived in Pittsburgh and to which he was taken by County Chairman Malone. He talked at Republican headquarters yesterday morning with Republican nominees and party leaders, and said they told him of conditions among special groups which, except union labor, he did not identify that were "very encouraging." He left yesterday afternoon for New York. Tin Can Drive Winners Named Harrisburg, Oct. 11. UPi Schools in Pennsylvania collected nearly 3.000,000 prepared tin cans for war use during September, the State Defense Council's salvage committee aaid today in announcing war bond prizes for three pupils and citation for two county school lupenntendents and a school. Pupils collecting the greatest number of cans received these bond awards: $75 first prize, Robert Readinger of Reinterton. Schuyl kill county, 30,236 cans; $50 second prize, Clarence Bauaum of Potta-ville, Schuylkill county, 12,000 cans: $25 third prize. John Hartline of Nest Lawn, Berks county, 8,305 cans. . Dewey Lists Talk on How To Win Peace Nominee Will Speak At New York Paper Forum on Wednesday Albany, N. Y Oct. 11. UP) Governor Thomas E. Dewey, in a New York City speech next Wednesday, will state his views on how to achieve lasting peace. The Republican presidential nominee's address, to be delivered before the New York "Herald Tribune" forum three days before President Roosevelt speaks to the Foreign Policy Association in the same citv, will be titled This Must Be the Last War." Topic Is Announced The topic was announced today by Dewey's secretary. Paul E. Lockwood, while the "Big Four" allied governments were consider ing postwar international security plans evolved at the recent Dum barton Oaks conference. Wednesday's speech, to be broad cast over the Blue network at 9:30 p. m., E. W. T., will follow one which Dewey has arranged to de liver in St. Lou Mondav night. The candidate leaves tomorrow for New York City where he will join Italian-Americans and others in celebrating Columbus Day. He will return to Albany Friday after registering for the November election and leave for St. Louis Sunday afternoon. Present plans call for him to wind up his campaign with a speech in New York's Madison Square Garden on November 4 and a studio broadcast on election eve, November 6. Eyewitness Reports Dying Honrs of Aachen Flame and Smoke Follow Fall of Bombs; Some of German Prisoners Intoxicated Widespread Strike Plan Abandoned Cleveland. Oct. 11 UP Me chanics Educational Society of America officials abandoned late today plans to call 63,000 members out on strike tomorrow at 64 Ohio and Meichigan war plants and an nounced the unaffiliated union would enter negotiations with the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company to settle a long-standing dispute. Matthow I Smith, national MESA secretary, called off the threatened walkout after the War Department declared settlement of the dispute must proceed according to a regional WLB plan. The army seized Graphite Bronze properties September 5, ending a MESA strike precipitated by an employe's discharge. S20,800 Subscribed In Sacred Heart Drive Edward M. Sheehan, general chairman of the building fund campaign for Sacred Heart school reports that a total of $20,800 has already been subscribed by the members of the parish toward the parish goal of $25,000. The deadline for the completion of the campaign is Sunday, October 15, when $25,000 must be raised to obtain a gift of $50,000 from a benefactor of the parish. By Jack Frankish Uni'ed Pres Staff Writer On the Heights Overlooking Aachen, Oct. 11. The 1,100-year-old city of Aachen is dying this afternoon under a bright blue sky. Fires eat through its ancient buildings. Thunderbolt and Lightning fighter-bombers whip down to drop 1.000-pound bombs on the besieged enemy. Shells from giant American cannon Long Toms, 240 millimeter guns and eight- inchers thunder over our lines. This sand-bagged observation post from where I am watching the beginning of the end is only a quarter of a mile from Aachen. Over there about a half mile a big oil dump is aflame, darkening the sky with coal black smoke. Up on "Observation Hill." in the northern part of the city, a Lightning has just dropped its bomb load. There is a puff of smoke. Then bright-red flames. Corporal Leonard Nahill of Philadelphia lends me his field glasses. I can see that a huge hotel or a mansion now is enveloped in flames. Inside the city are 1,500 to 2,000 Nazi soldiers. Above the din of our artillery can be heard the drone of our "hog-callers." They are loudspeakers manned by German-speaking Americans who con tinue urging the Nazis to lay down their arms. They brought results, for late this afternoon a whole Nazi company surrendered to a unit commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John T. Corley, Brook lyn. Some of them were as old as 60. Some of the prisoners are very intoxicated. The monthly liquor ra tion a bottle of schnapps among three men or a bottle of wine among two was issued in Aachen yesterday, presumably to bolster morale. Nazi Effort to Quit Aachen Reported by U. S. Fliers (Continued From Page 1) It was one of the most amazing moves by the German command since the Allies invaded France moving troops in broad daylight and under direct observation against deadly American land and air power. The Germans appeared to number about one division (possibly 10.000 men). "Obviously the enemy is trying to make a Cassino out of Aachen and stave off the Americans as long as possible in carrying out the Fuehrer's orders to fight to the death in protection of Reich soil," said Don Whitehead of the Associated Press, a witness of the desperate maneuver. Wednesday noon, an hour and 10 minutes after expiration of the Allied ultimatum to the German commander of Aachen' to surrender, hundreds of American big guns began throwing shells into historic Aachen and dive bombers began shattering and burning its ancient buildings. To the west, Canadian forces slowly but steadily were closing a strangle-hold on Nazis who from two sides of the Schelde estuary have prevented Allied exploitation of the great Belgian port of Antwerp. The Allies captured Antwerp itself almost intact, with its miles of docks apparently in working order. Thus only the clearing of the long," winding 50-mile estuary which connects it with the sea was necessary to open Europe's second largest port to a flood of Allied shipping. Lieutenant General George S. Patton's Third Army troops continued their week-long effort to root fanatic Nazi defenders out of the bowels of Fort Driant across the Moselle river from the French city of Metz. The opposing forces were so close together in the winding underground passages they could plainly hear each other's orders. 950 Miners Idle In District Strikes Two Western Pennsylvania coal mines were closed by strikes yesterday, with approximately 950 men idle, in disputes which the Solid Fuels Administration for War said arose from local grievances. About. 550 miners failed to report at the Pittsburgh Coal Company's Midland mine, near Houston, Washington county. A company spokesman said the miners held a meeting to protest the company's choice of a fire boss and the laying off of two men. Four hundred were idle at the Pennsylvania Coal and Coke Corporation's No. 21-22 mine near Marstellar, Cambria county, in a protest against rotation of work shifts. The SFAW said 375 returned to work at the McCullough mine of the Westmoreland Coal Company, after a one-day strike. Still idle was the Ringgold pit of the Allegheny River Mining Company at Timblin. Jefferson county, where 150 men walked out September 20, Objectors Camp Sliift Washington, Oct. 11. UP) A camp for conscientious objectors at Kane, Pa., will be closed next Sunday, Selective Service officials said today. Occupants will be transferred to another camp to be decided upon later. Officials said the change is being made for administrative reasons. "Learn to Love Tliv Neighbor' A GI Speaks for Men Who Died Game Soldier Who Collapsed After 14 Days In Normandy Pens Appeal for Greater Tolerance Boston. Oct. 11. JP A stumpy-legged little Jewish soldier, with a big sense of humor and an even bigger heart, has appealed to Americans, in the name of his dead comrades, to "learn to be a little kinder, a little more gentle and to love thy neighbor." In a letter made public by one of his officers, Morris Litsky, 32, of New York's East Side, who propelled himself into complete exhaustion trying to keep up with Ranger comrades during the Normandy invasion, said that was what American soldiers were fighting for. The officer. Lieutenant John T. Shea, former Boston "Herald-Traveler" sports writer, described Litsky as the possessor of a "beautiful sense of the comic," who, "in an exaggerated Yiddish accent kept up a continuous beefing" as the battle blazed on Normandy, i In with the first wave on D-Day, Litsky lasted until D-14, Shea said, when he collapsed completely broken from seeing men die on all sides of him. Shea said this picture impelled Litsky to write the letter to a friend, setting out the thoughts of his comrades who had died in battle. "Oh, wear' world, open your ears to our cries that rise from beneath the sand and earth," the letter said. "We hated to die. There was so much we wanted yet to do. But for us nothing now can be done. Only little white crosses and a woman's tears. "But remember us and how dearly bought has been that liberty of which we so lightly boasted throughout our nation's life. "We are not heroes. We are just plain dead Americans. We died prematurely. We can only rest in peace if only we can be sure that we haven't died in vain. If our death brings everlasting peace to this our world then it is worth the blood spilled. "You that are left, the world over, turn to God and love In God we trust, and in humanity we can only just hope that they have learned that lesson for which they have paid ." The letter was written in a rest hospital in England. Bricker Raps Recovery Plan Of New Deal Governor Assails Administration's Use Of Dole, Made Work Tacoma, Wash., Oct. 11. (UP) Governor John W. Bricker tonight said that all the New Deal ever offered in the way of a re covery program was made work and the dole. In a speech here broadcast nation ally as a reply to President Roose velt's address of last Thursday, the Republican vice presidential nominee denied that "we have fought our way out of economic crisis." Mr. Roosevelt, he asserted, made that claim. New Deal Spending Attacked "The fact is," Bricker said, "that after years of unprecedented spend ing, pump-priming and economic tinkering, after multiplying the public debt, after exercising power never dreamed of by a preceding administration, and after killing livestock, destroying crops, and ham-stringing business, the New Deal dragged this country to the bottom of the list of nations in terms of industrial recovery." Earlier today, Bricker laid blame for American unpreparedness squarely on the President and his "weak diplomacy of appeasement." Bricker continues his campaign tomorrow7 with speeches at Vancouver, Wash., in the morning; Portland, Ore., at noon, and Eugene, Ore., at night. Group's Criticism Of PAC Answered The action taken this week In Harrisburg by the Federated Legislative Committee of Pennsylvania, representing 12 church organizations, denouncing the CIO political action committees was "founded upon a complete misunderstanding of the spirit and aims of the Religious Associates of the National Citizens PAC," Dr. Dwight J. Bradley, director of that group, said here yesterday. "It is unfair," said Dr. Bradley, "that leaders of church organizations permit themselves to be misinformed as to a democratic and wholesome political movement by believing the propaganda of those opposed to it." A Beer Knocks Her (That's Right) Out Shvash the Muck A Sissy-After All Chicago. Oct. 11. (UP) Siwash, the beer-drinking duck, got tight todav. "And it's all my fault,' mourned her owner, Marine Corporal Francis Fagan. "I never should have invited her to help me celebrate our return from the Pacific." The duck perched on the bar at Fagan's elbow quacking raucouslv. "We walk into a bar," Fagan explained, "and the customers sav "make like a duck, Siwash.' Siwash does and they buy her a beer. Then I happen to mention how she licked a Jap rooster at Tarawa and landed with the marines at Saipan and Tinian and they buy her more beers." A man at Fagan's side bought Siwash a bottle of beer. She drank it from the glass, scooping the liquid up with her bill Andrews Trial Arguments On Prosecution Rebuttal Slated for Tomorrow Salinas, Cal., Oct. 11. CP The defense completed its arguments in behalf of Mrs. Frances Andrews late today, declaring that conviction of the society woman for the alleged murder of 19-year-old Jay Lovett "would be a blot on me judicial record of Monterey county." Superior Judge H. G. Jorgensen adjourned court until Friday when the prosecution will present its re buttal. Defense Attorney Leo Friedman finished nine and one-half hours' argument with an appeal for the acquittal of Mrs. Andrews. whom he said the state had failed to "even connect" with the shooting of Lovett. Lovett, farm boy neighbor of Mrs. Andrews, was found shot to death with her pistol not far from her home the night of last July 15. The prosecution sought to prove the oil heiress killed him through jealousy because of the youth's asserted attentions toward another Carmel vallev woman. and tilting her head back to swallow. Then she stuck her head under her wing. "Siwash just can't pass up a free drink," the corporal complained. "A long one and a short one is her limit but she doesn't know it. She won't touch draft beer though. Arid it's got to be warm beer. The way it was in New Zealand." The bartender tapped Fagan on the shoulder. "I could fix a pick-me-up for that duck." he offered. Some clam juice and a little Worcestershire sauce . . ." Siwash shuddered. Fagan stroked the duck reflectively. "Siwash." he murmured, "is going to feel just awful tomorrow." Roosevelt Confers With Rabbi Wise Washington, Oct 11. p) Rabbi Stephen S. Wise corfr- with President Roosevelt tr,. and later told reporters that President "as a candidate ' his full support to a Demo. . ra' platform plank favoring stricted immigration in Pales:-, Dr. VV lse requested the prBt dent to send a message to v-Zionist Organization of a which opens its 49th con in Atlantic City Friday. He s. , the Presidential message pr. bah -will be delivered to the r - 1:' tion by Senator Wagner, crat. New York. 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