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i Death X Stalks Snow -Covered Bastogne I errain rr v.. 1 ? I 5 r J1 s - 1 ' U0W - ' ' . .. ,.;... ..... -t : :. . . -. : ... , . ... . . . ... . V ... if r & - ry'- Associated Press Wirephoto A tense, stern-faced Yankee infantryman on his way to deliver his Yank comrades surrounded by Nazis at Bastogne. With his bayonet ready for use he crawls under a barbed wire fence. His mates advance with him over snowy ground near Luxembourg-Belgium front. PREPARED AND PERSUASIVE - 1 R oosevelt in Choice of Byrnes BY THOMAS L. STOKES WASHINGTON President Roosevelt's keen foresight'in drawing James F. Byrnes, the practical Southern politician of long experience in Congress, into the top war command over two years ago is now becoming apparent and is bearing fruit. It was not possible then, ofe t , W A J - . , "v This Michigan-like landscape appears peaceful as cows and horses graze mmindf ul of war. But this Yank soldier is advancing across the snow- clad field toward his comrades trapped at Bastogne. The terrain is scarred only by the prone form of a German soldier who paid the price. Save This Map to Follow B - 29s over Tokyo IKEBUKURO SL ' V"-- 1 I t m . 9 llli 1 "NT I HEART OF OKYO FACTORY STATION, DISTRICT P" Aa J. ffACTORn course, to foresee the emergency in which the country finds itself. Many quick adjustments are re quired to speed up the tempo of war production. There is need of discovering and utilizing sources o f manpower. Some of the problems are due to the un-e x p e cted set-b a c k to our armies in their invasion of Germany. Now that the emergency has Stokes arisen, Byrnes from his post of command as director of war mo bilization and re-conversion is ready and is moving promptly. He has collected an effective and er ficient staff which acts swiftly. THERE IS, however, more than that in the Byrnes roll. This is to get co-operation from the new Congress in the way of additional legislation and to get support from the public. The way he carries out these responsibilities directs attention to the peculiar qualifications of the former Senator and Supreme Court Justice for such tasks. It reflects credit to the shrewd apprasal of the President when he brought Byrnes into the top civilian staff, first as director of the Office of Economic Stabilization, and later as over-all Director of War Mobilization. Congress legalized and strengthened his position in the reconversion act and, looking toward the peace, added to his title and duties and made him Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion. "JIMMY" BYRNES as he was fondly known about the Senate for many years had to a marked degree the adaptability so helpful to success in a political career. Though a Southerner and inclined generally to the conservatism prevalent among Southern members of Congress, he never developed that rigidity of view- ( point, that soured other South 1 -I v r I" T : 1 1 o - It . - i I - Fortunate erners in Congress on the New Deal and made them adamant to any compromise with its philosophy. For a time in the late '30s the South Carolina Senator was the only member of the Southern Conservative bloc in the Senate who still had entree into the White House. He could talk with Mr. Roosevelt and he had, too, the confidence of his fellow South erners. POSSESSED of unusual talents in bargaining and compromising in political matters, he kept some controversies between the White House and the Senate from getting out of hand. The New Deal vanguard closely identified with the CIO bluntly challenged the vice presidential aspirations of Byrnes at the 1944 convention, though it is doubtful he could have been nominated anyway. For a time he considered resigning his job with the setting up of a reconversion organization. But he decided to stay, at least until the end of the war with Germany. THE PRESIDENT is lucky now to have him instead of a New Deal symbol in the top place. It is necessary now to do some unpopular and unpleasant things and get from Congress legislative acts which many members are reluctant to enact. Byrnes has the confidence and respect of industry from which co-operation is essential, and he is influential with Congress, particularly with conservatives both Democrat and Republican who are constantly in a resistant and suspicious state of mind toward New Deal-sponsored measures. He has proved that he can strike hard and often where it is essential for pushing the war, and at the same time do it persuasively. He also serves as a sort of buffer for the President and, in a way, as a foil to turn off adverse criticism. For he takes responsibility and the heat for the series of acts necessary to get the country and its economy in shape for the final hard pull for victory. Drama Critic; Deserve Dietrich Mr. and Mrs. Charles Chaplin . . , Throughout the entire evening Mrs Chaplin, the former Oona O'Neil, was silent. Then, just before they left, Chaplin's child-bride spoke the only words she uttered all night. She turned to Sulzberger's son and said, softly: "I went to school with your sister. ART DEPT.: Salvador Dali, the surrealist painter, was introduced - a young lady in Hollywood. "You have good kidneys,", he told her . . . The young lady, accus tomed to receiving many kinds of compliments, was bewildered by this. "Is that a compliment? she asked . . . "Of course," Dali assured her. "If you didn't have good kidneys, you wouldn't have such a wonderful complexion." LOCAL NEWS: After Donald Nelson returned from China, he visited - Mme. Chiang Kai-shek in New York ... Lieut. Bob Topping, who was in command of a mine-sweeper, became a patient the Naval Hospital in Washington this week . . . During the Boston tryout of "Sing Out Sweet Land," Burl Ives disappeared for week. The Theatre Guild's officials went to Whitestone Landing, where Ives had a houseboat, and maintained a watch for the missing minstrel. Ives left because ojected to singing "Frankie and Johnnie," which now stops show. DETROIT FREE PRESS 16 Monday, January 8, 1945 TOWN CRIER Ford Would Rather Make FarmPloivs BY ANTHONY' WEHZEL RANDOM XOTES: Takes a man like Henry Ford to get away with the things a man like Henry Ford says. Somebody happened to remark in Ford's presence that the Ford com-' pany is one of the few that - hasn't gotten ' up elaborate se- 0"w i tisements on its iNbw-" I glorious part in L &f..:.., j the war effort. Weitzel Ford said soberly that while building mechanisms for death, is vital these days, it's not the sort of thing he takes pride in. . . - "I'd rather,' said Henry Ford, , "build plows! And .besides, it's the public that pays for those ads!" Stuff : JOHN" BELLAART, of the Recess Club, is the new prexy of the Michigan Club Managers Association. . . Jess White, youthful thespian who played here In that Willie Howard st inker oo at the Cass, has finally hit the jackpot. .... Has a good role in Frank Fay's epic, "Harvey." . . . The play about the rabbit. . . . Funny thing is, Jess started as a magician, years back, pulling rabbits out of hats. Film GM's series of films on its con version to war nroduction was one of those things you never for get, ... Now Chrysler is earmarking close to a million simo- leons for movies on its war effort. . ' . . The postwar planners fig ure almost a million families will buv deen freeze outfits after V-Day. . . . Morris Sobell, Detroit builder, is the chap who played host to 100 servicemen at the Michigan Central dmmg room between trains the othre day. Gl Note SGT. CHARLES GARVETTE recently was shifted to a base on the Brazilian bulge. He wrote home to his folks in Detroit that he was bucking for a very responsible job, and he hoped the guy who has the job now wouldn't mind. Turned out he doesn't. At least, Garvette's folks got a. phone call the other night, "I hope," said a gentle feminine voice, "that your boy is pretty bright ... because if he makes the grade in Brazil my boy friend will get to come home for the first time in 30 months!" ' Salome YOU never can tell about show business. Marguerite Kozenn, Detroit soprano, was invited to a party recently- in New York. There were a number of musicians and singers present, and each was asked to perform. Somebody asked Marguerite to sing Salome's aria from the rather sanguine opera about King Herod and his girl friend. She sang, and after the party a' strange lady asked Marguerite to come to her office next morning. Turned out to be Im-pressario Annie Friedberg . and she 'booked Miss Kozenn for some important concerts. Notes BOB HALL, Detroit goodwill ambassador, currently exild to Manhattan, reports Harvey. Campbell of Detroit's Board of Commerce dropped in the other night after seeing "Harvey" ... the play about the rabbit ... Harvey Campbell vowed he's going to change his first name. . . . The Harry Bennetts were there about the same time, celebrating a wedding anniversary. ... Bob said Mrs. Bennett looked even lovelier than the orchids she wore. ". . . f "-CSS. Associated Press Wirephoto 2 Miles RAILROADS Leonard Lyons U ZABl " KyPARKWW I CHEMICAL, MACHINE, X f AiPWmj7 W SA STEEL, GAS AND CEMENT - y&Jf 7SM&f-? I PIANTSIN THIS AREA Murder No Job for a Patton Says His Men NEW YORK The Broadway Gazette Samuel Hopkins Adams' article on Alexander Woolcott in Harper's has the story of Thomas S. Jones, Jr., whom Woolcott succeeded as the Times drama reporter. . Jones read the Times' front page account of Stanford White's being murdered by Harry K. Thaw at Madison Square Garden Roof and told the deskman: "That isn't the way it happened. I was there. I .w it" . . . "You saw it? Then why didn't you bring it in?" asked the deskman. . . "Neither of them had any stage-connections," explained Theater Reporter Jones. "I inquired." TRAVEL NOTE: A group of USO entertainers arrived at Gen. Patton's headquarters and told him that they had left the States only a short time ago, and had been to England and France b e f ore joining the 3d I Armv. "Then inwnA- maybe you can -jus tell me what I'd like to know," said Patton.' "Where's Dietrich now? Dietrich s ternnc, and my men deserve anything that 's ter rific. . SOCIAL NOTE: Before Arthur Hays Sulzberger left for his tour of the Pacific he and his son dined at the home of Sam Goldwyn. iwo other guests were present, fir all to at a he the fh lr7 , NITROGEN LABORATORY ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT, TEXTILE PLANTS AND MEDICINE FACTORIES .Lv 10 TOKYO BAY CANALS - COPYIIOHT, IH0 rUKICATION$ t n L"

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