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INDIAN VALLEY RECORD Thursday, May 30, 1940 I I AL Wonder-of-the-Week JOHNSON I German March Toward Paris I I i r/t rll| iM J Ma k r edby Terrifii ! n g! I/ PHOTO RAPH --: BIG JOB FOR INDUSTRY ] U~I:3VV 19tClCII~C r lcJ[[l~ I / ~ TLEAST~r~e aou,~llo~podP~T~ ~R~,tsjt~ ' ~ P . p . Washington, D.C. ] ~ [,clubs have a chance to pile in mac peeve . . OOD[N, UT~ The President's speech on arma- [ (EDITOR'S NOTE~eexnressed in these columns, they [,on the unhappy Yankees this season , merits was excellent oratory and a I are thn~~hl~ ~, :,' o, ~ I,and apply the intercostal chive. The ~-----~.~ ~.--~ great show. The stage-management / main trouble they face is within Love]v Snrcad Cloth was intended to impress Mussolini. / their own camps--not within the J If" Congress should act promptly, but II GERMAN WAR: POTOMAC POWER" [ Yankee corral Is Easy to Cr.chet the business of bum's rushing a bin is. n -," / These clubs are Cleveland, Boston J lion dollar bill through without look- 111 MeLon run wants/tloney [ and Detroit. Afflicted by certain def- ing at it is the same old stuff--espe- Nothing succeeds like success. The President told congress, dra-,inite weak departments, all three cially since it gives the President The latest Third Reich included Ger- matically, in joint session, that he,may blow the big spot, which con- a couple of hundred million lumpmany, Austria, Czecho Slovakia, Po- wanted a billion bucks and 50,000 / stats largely in mowing the Yankees sum and sight unseen. There is no need for any such haste as that. The money can't be gotten into action in the rush that it can be appropriated. It is doubtful if the navy money can begin to be spent within the year of its appropriation. This situation could be remedied, but not with the present system. .The President gave no indication of rany change in his present attempt to combine in himself the powers and duties of secretary of state, war and navy. Indeed, the requests for person- alized appropriations indicates he in. tends to carry it still further. Ha is fitted neither by training nor ex- Next ? --Kirby in N. Y. Post. perience to do this present Job and he has far too much to do already. If we have not enough plant and shipbuilding capacity, the job is to go out and create them. That is purely an industrial Job and nobody in the administration is equipped to undertake it. If we have not enough machine tool equip- lr~ent, the task is to set up a system ~f priorities---right now. If we fear any shortages of tin or rubber, we ought to begin now con- serving them for defense A large percentage of our normal use of both comes from reclamation. We should begin restrictions on the un- necessary use of both and stop at once the wastage of4in and rubber scrap. All these suggestions are merely by way of example. There are scores of other ways to get this Job done quickly mad far more econom- ically than it has been ddne or than there is any prospect of doing it. If our whole problem is, at thlp stage, industry--now just as much an arm of national defense as the army or the navy, it is a Job df industrial strategists and tacticians, just as much as the army needs generals and the navy needs ad- mirals. They do not exist in government. I would as quickly consent to en- trusting it to a soldier, sailor or poli- tician, as I would let one of them cut off my leg, or ask an industrial. fat either to do that amputation or to run the army. We can get the job done, but not merely by appropriating money--no matter how much noise we make about it and not with the present men and organization without expert industrial advice and direction. land, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Memel, the Saar. Its friends ~nd allies took in Russia, Italy, Japan, Spain, Hun- gary. Its sinister "list" seemed to include Switzerland, Jugoslavia, Ru- mania, and some said Sweden. It was more than Napoleonic--Poland in 18 days; Norway in 21; Holland in 5. So what next? England by parachute? France by tank? There was serious talk of moving the French government out of Paris --destination unknown. England rounded up another 3,000 Germans and Austrians between the ages of 16 and 60: two-thirds of them refu- gees from the nasty Nazi terror at home. Some quarter-million Eng- lish volunteers enrolled to sharp- shoot parachuters, and Premier Winston Churchill nervously prom- ised his new constituents blood, and sweat, and toil, and tears---always a clever psychological trick in deal- ing with dogged Englishmen. German authorities indicated that the government of any of their "pro- tectorates" depended on how much resistance the "protected" had put up. Thereby, Denmark was getting grade-A treatment, Norway perhaps grade-B, and Poland a very low grade indeed. Holland was expect- ed to get a rating similar to that of the Norse, though perhaps a trifle lower. For the Dutch ]~ad fot/ght rather hard. Belgian Bungle Brussels, Namur, Liege, and Lou- vain fell as the Germans pushed ahead in Belgium. (The three big Belgian fortification sites were Na- tour, Liege, and Antwerp.) The Bel- gians, on the whole, fought better than ~e Dutch, but as the Belgie capital surrendered to Hitler, the German invaders were within 75 MARSHAL HENRI PETAIN A cabinet post for this hero ot Verdun. miles of that not so gay Paree. The Belgian government decamped to a safer spot, Ostend on the channel In at least four places, the Ger- mans had pierced the French Magi- not line extension, back of the Bel- gian border. Dr. Robert Ley, the not very Nordic Nazi minister of la- bur, announced that the German army was performing a "God-given natural mission." The Field Grays, he added, intended to make the world "happy and reasonable." But the French refused to be happy, and the English were certainly not feeling reasonable. In desperation, the English Churchill government began to woo Russia with a "new and more friendly approach"--Rus- sia, the recent "red beast" that vic- timized brave little Finland. Mean- while, the United States and the 20 Latin American states went on rec- ord with an official denunciation of Germany's invasion of Holland and Belgium. Harsh observers branded the joint resolve as a Uruguayan "publicity stunt.". And in Fxanee, a cabinet reshuffle found the hero of Verdun in the last World war, Henri Philippe Petain, named as vice pre- mier to Premier Paul Reynaud. Bull on Spot John Bull, said critics, was on the spot. The state department warned 7,000 Americans to get out of Brit- ain, and stay out, and ordered them to go to the peaceful, prosperous Irish Free State. It was indicated that a Yankee rescue ship would fish the U. S. refugees out of the ~emerald Eire. But many Ameri- cans refused to leave J. Bull. Sweden Overmatched Sweden was nervous as bullying German troops, in Norway, were re- ported massed on the Swedish bor- der-whence comes more than a third of the German iron supply. But that was not all. The entire Swedish match industry, turning out 90,000,000,000 matches per year, was closing down because it could not export. "Sweden is-or-has no match for Hitler," exploded a wit. But fine Swedish iron continued to pour out of Swedish Lappland. warplanes to defend our country against 3,000-mile blitzkriegs. Two- thirds of the billion were to go to the U. S. army. Roosevelt hinted that it might be nice to raise the legal national debt limit--which is $45,000,000,000. He asked that he be given $100,000,000 in cash, to pro- vide for "emergencies." But an answer, in part, came from presi- dential possibility Willkte, in an In- dianapolis speech. Willkie said that adequate national defense depended on domestic recovery. Meanwhile. the continentalists rallied against the anglophiles and internationalists in and out of congress. Senators Johnson, Norris and Wheeler--all of them, naturally, pro-ally -- were especially active against any "1917" WENDEL WILLKIE He has an answer/or a tough problem wiles. But old Pershing, a big man in 1917, spoke of ~he "possibility of war," while War Secretary Woodring spoke of our maintaining peace. It was all very confusing. There was even talk of lending some money to the no-pay French and English, but it was only talk. Good Old Garner There was a tale to the effect that Vice President Garner now admit- ted Roosevelt's nomination for the Third Term. He said, supposedly, that Roosevelt had absolute control of the Chicago convention, and that was that. But, Texas Jack contin- ued {so they say) that he would not run again, because he wa opposed to Third Terms for vice presidents, as well as for Presidents. Thereby, he established his consist- ency, and may have opened the door to a swarm of ambitiously would-be V.P.'s. Roosevelt had at least 431 convention delegates pledged or committed, and was expected soon to possess move than the necessary 548 majority. U. S. CIVIL WAR: Down in Looseana Down in Creole Looseana, there was an American civil war going on. It was being fought out be- tween hard-working units of Uncle Sam's tried and true regular army. Some 30,000 blues were defending the state against 25,000 red invaders from Texas. Somehow (an unusual feature of this La-Tex struggle) the defenders were reported as employ- ing blitzkrieg tactics, and seemed to be forging ahead. There even was a fifth column, to make things per- fect. This fifth column (so-called) consisted of local bovines, who licked the insulation of army tele- phone lines, and thereby committed military sabotage in the first, sec. end and third degrees. In Russia, they'd have fixed 'era! But these fifth-columnar cows of Dixie gained reprieve. As to the battleground it- self, Looseana--lts new governor, Sam ttouston Jones, told 10,000 peo- ple at a barbecue that no more Huey "Longs. Could run-the state. ON THE MOVE: 25,000 residents in the Dutch East Indies, definitely were off the move. These were suspects, both German and Dutch, rounded up by the watch- ful colonial authorities, only too conscious of fifth-column and Tro- jan Horse tactics. Simultaneously, in New York, great dissension arose when a popular native declared: "The fifth column in this country is headed by that fellow in the White House." At this, the pro- Roosevelts decidedly got a move on. At Odessa, by the Black sea, Rus- sia has a parachuting doctor, who bails out in a big liu/'ry, to get to urgent cases. He delivered two ba- bies {rom the air. It was suggest- ed that, next December, German parachute men might be disguised as Santa Clauses. New York hosiery countegs report- ed a hectic rush for nylon, at $1.35. And, alas, the feminine rush was followed by nylon runs. Or so they said. Many reported 20 fast-moving women at the nylon counter in the first minute, but there was little or no intra-female carnage. WAR AND INDUSTRY What is the matter with the stock market? Was it Josh Billings who first said: "Congress is a ass." Superficially it would seem that no group of more or less independent individuals can be "a ass," but there is such a thing as a mob mass mind--especially in panlcky times. When it appears and begins to work it is a frightful knock on the aver- age run-of-mill donkey to compare mob intelligence to that of an ass. It is far below that, This country's safety just at this stage depends not nearly so much on its army, its navy, or its air force as it does on its in- dustries. They are going to have to go to work overtime not only to supply our defensive needs but to take up the burdens of formerly competing nations, now cut off by war in supplying the needs of the world. Happily or otherwise, it will create g boom. This nation has not yet begun to function on the industrial side of building ~p defenses. This adminis- tration remains allergic to coMae. quences and continues to shoot craps with destiny. The current dumb statements that we can't get for two years the pitifully insuf- ficient armament yet asked for, are an insult to industry. To say that the greatest and most efficient industrial system in the world can't do this Job for us is to confess ignorance of that system. Our first step is to recruit some in- dustrial brains. Here is the latest wonder el the plant world--the "To. pate." it is displayed here by its "inventor," George H. Chisholm, superintendent and horticulturist at the greenhouses el the Yonkers, N. Y estate el the late Sam- uel Untermyer. Chisholm crossed a tomato and a pota- to to produce a new non-~at. tening type el potato, which he has dubbed the "Topato.'" ANTI-PARACHUTE : Penn Patriots England's new war minister, cute. looking Sir Tony Eden, has been ac- tive in organizing local corps of sharp~hooters to pick off, willy hilly, invading parachute jumpers from across the channel. Jeannette, in western Pennsylvania, was not to be left behind. It formed a group of "sharpies"--the first civilian anti- parachute legion in the United States. Its members feared that parachute activities might be direct- ed against the Pittsburgh industrial belt, of which Jeannette is a part. "Gauleiters" Brust and Landis, lo- cal marksman and local editor, headed the Jeannette parachute-pop. pers. S. S. HARDING: In Memoriam The former United States liner, President Harding, was sunk by bombs off the Flemish coast of Bel- gium. She was built in 1921, and her tonnage totaled 13,869. Your correspondent returned on her from the war, last October. The U. S. lines sold her to a Belgian shipping corporation, after American neutral. ity rules precluded U. S. boating in the war zone. The Belgians renamed the Harding, the Ville de Bruges. So perished the namesake of the leader of the Ohio Gang. But out of death comes life--two brand-new American destroyers were launched in Washington's Puget Sound: the Hughes and the Monssen, both named after Yankee naval heroes, and christened by their widows. YANKEE JAW-POWER : We Can't Bite America is not short on manpow- er, but it was announced that Ameri- cans are short on jawpower. Forty- five years ago, the average Yank could bite 171 pounds-worth. But in 1940, the Yank, degenerated, can only bite 125 pounds-worth. Soft food, alas, has done it. Take the average Eskimo, lucky fellow. He has, it is said, a good strong bite of 300 pounds-worth. This is called "chewing-force." NAMES in the news The woodchopper of Doom, Ho lr land, figured again in the news. The ex.kaiser was skirted by the Nazi invaders, guarded and ultra-courts. ously treated. This was to keep the still monarchist army officers--East Prussian Junkers--contented and happy. Gossips have had it that the ex-kaiser, deeply religious and anti-revolutionary, is mildly pro-ally and intensely loyal to his kindly refuge of Holland. It was said that Prussian Wilhelm nearly fledto England With Dutch Wilhelmina[ Known as the "right hand" of Generalissimo Ferdinand Foch in the last World war, French GeM. Maxims Weygand, now 73 years of age, is named commander-in-chief of the Allies in their present conflict with Germany. He comes to theWest. ern front from the Near East where he was tn top command and re- places General Gamelin. Born in Belgium he became a French cit- izen and was head of the army from 1931 to 1935. Dorothy Thompson, columnist, u~ged that the Republican party support Roosevelt for a third term. George Sokolsky, columnist, strong- ly opposed the urge of Miss Thomp. son. He said that war under Roose- velt would turn these United States into a totalitarian unit, Both col- umnists write for the New York Her- ald Tribune, A Long Island cat, Tessie, adopt- ed a baby hyena, name unknown. The hyena babe belonged to Frank Buck's well-known jungle camp, and Tessie was nursing it, along with five bona-fide kittens. down after four years of complete power. What are these weak spots? No. 1. Cleveland, with one of the best ball clubs in the league, has too many tempera- mental stars or near stars. This isn't the fault of manager Os- car Vitt. Cleveland has an able catcher in Rol- lie Hemsley -- also one of the best pitch- ing staffs in base- ball, headed by Bob- by Feller. Cleveland has a good infield, Rollie with a star hortstop Hemsley --a good outfield. But Cleveland also has at least tour ball players who d, gn't belong in team play---at least four men who are hard to handle, who haven't one- fifth of the spirit that Brooklyn car- ries. If these four men only could un- derstand the true spirit of winning competition--even if they only could realize they are trying to throw away over a hundred thousand dol- lar's in world series money--Cleve- land would have a shining chance to win after 20 years in the wilder- ness, far away from the milk and honey. The Other Two No. 2. Red Sex. The Yawkey- Cronin team has the infield and the outfield. It has the scoring punch. It has a great combination around short and second. It has Jimmy Foxx and Ted Williams. But the Red Sex haven't a first- class catching staff and they lack pitching strength. Their ma!n de- pendence is a 40-year.old left-hander who has been around 16 years. Experts tell me that Joe Cronin, a fine fellow and a fine manager, is no marvel at han- dling pitchers. This may, or may not, be true. Maybe he doesn't have the pitchers. But there is a dis- tinct art in working your pitchers cor- rectly. Uncle Wilbert Robinson was a past master. Uncle Will McKechnie of the Reds is another. But Joe Cronin they are few and far apart. No. 3. This brings us to Detroit's Tigers. They have all the scoring dynamite a ball club needs. They have pretty fair pitchiug. But they have a seeond-dlvhdon infleld~a spotty inflel~ well below any normal penn~t showing. Detroit can go out and get the runs. But before the season is over the Tiger infield will ,show too many gaps to match their ,run-making of- fensives. And that factor will be all-impor- tant in determining fnal club stand- ings. If the Tigers' infield defensive power was on a par with their hit. ting ability, the final records likely would be different. So these pennant weak spots against the staggering Yankees in- clude these: 1. Cleveland--too much inside dis- sension and trouble. 2. Boston -- lack of battery strength, always a vital need. 3. Detroit--a rickety infield. The Big Change What about the Yankees? Their main control in the realm of rule, in the kingdom of conqtuer, has been balance. They have great catching, good pitching, a star infield, a fine outfield .--defensive and offensive strength Just about evenly matched. They came home in poor condi- tion for two reasons--bad weatherin the South and a killing spring train- tug tour that covered most of the map below the Marion and Divot line. They also had four years of easy success back of their fifth charge. Each man on the club had banked $25,000 in world series cash since 1936. They left a big opening for some well-rounded challenger, but if they win this time it will be largely be- cause their main opponents had too many soft and spongy spots. Demaret and the Next Open Swinging along to another sport, they are asking now whether Jimmy Demaret will be another MacDonald Smith, another Horton Smith, anoth- er Harry Cooper, another Henry Picard--great golfers who have nev- er won a National Open champion- ship. 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