America at war! (1941– ) (Part 1)

Canal Zone’s first alert pleases officials

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Briton raps U.S. control

Commons puts American Army over Yankee offenders

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WPB assures WAACs they’ll get sweaters

Chicago (UP) –
The WAACs, too, will be sweater girls.

Along with bombs and mess kettles, the Quartermaster Corps, in a War Production Board subcontracting exhibit today, displayed bids and specifications for the following articles for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps: Pajamas, bathrobes, dress gloves, exercise suits, sweaters, shoes, stockings, anklets, waists, handkerchiefs, utility bags, dress shields and neckties.

There were no samples of WAAC apparel, so it will remain to be seen whether the WAACs wear a Lana Turner or a lumberjack-style sweater.

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Boat hero gets medal

Lt. John D. Bulkeley is decorated by President

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U.S. to operate 150 airdromes in Britain

London (INS) –
The United States Army Air Forces will operate from 150 airdromes in Britain with a total ground personnel of 400,000, it was learned today.

The American force is already operating from its own airdromes in Britain and furnishing its own ground crews.

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Prince named in part for President Roosevelt

London (AP) –
President Roosevelt had a royal prince of England named in part for him today.

The prince is Michael George Charles Franklin, infant son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent.

Born July 4, the prince, seventh in line for succession to the throne, is the first member of the royal family ever to have an American godfather.

The Duchess of Kent was formerly Princess Marina of Greece. The duke is the youngest brother of King George VI. They have two older children.


Bill signed by FDR gives 86,000 raise

Washington (UP) –
President Roosevelt has signed legislation raising the salaries of approximately 86,000 government custodial workers, including charwomen, uniformed guards and mechanics.

The bill sets a $1,200 minimum for all full-time adult workers, 47,196 of whom now earn less than $1,100 a year.

Some 13,500 uniformed guards will be raised from $1,200 to $1,500, and 20,483 mechanics will have their salaries boosted from $1,680 to $1,860.

The salary increases will cost the government an estimated $15,000,000 annually.


Soldier in Ireland buys dad false teeth

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U.S. charges frauds in textile contracts

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Cargo plane advice asked

Senate group seeks data on giant craft from warheads

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U.S. mines bureau to study synthetic fuel

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4 more ships of Allies lost

West Atlantic sinkings, due to subs, reach 412, AP reports
By the Associated Press

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Pointers given candidates for officer in Navy’s ‘WAVES’

By Ruth Cowan

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Men killed as they set in card game

Former convict gives up with declaration he was double-crossed

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Armchair strategists learn about problems of warfare

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Japanese Premier Hideki Tōjō’s broadcast to the Japanese Empire
August 5, 1942

Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service, Federal Communications Commission

At 11:00 a.m. Premier Tōjō gave an address of instructions to the staff at the Gunma Prefectural Office. In this address of instructions to the staff of the Gunma Prefectural Office, he emphasized the three points of self-consciousness of instructions, spiritual culture of the people of the nation, and the display of execution. That is the instruction of the Emperor, it is not the instruction of the ministers nor the instruction of the prefectural individuals. It is also to be (enriched) for the sake of the Sovereign.

This instruction is the most profound resolve, I believe. I earnestly desire that you uphold a righteous self-consciousness, stand as leaders of the people and fighting for this great war, win through to the end. Secondly, in our nation it is a time to overcome all difficulties and to display the great spirit of loyalty and sacrifice which has been arrested for the past 3,000 years. I wish you to be the leaders to exert every effort for this. Then as for the display of execution, this present age counts execution first, second and third. It is a crime to be unpardoned, to make light of executions. Only in an animated spirit can the best effort be given. Thus only are we people equal to this day. I have always made my motto loyalty. Effort makes loyalty. Without effort there can be no loyalty; only through making an effort is loyalty executed.

In this manner, Premier Tōjō earnestly requested the cooperation of the leaders of the people in his address of instructions at the Gunma Prefectural Office for its staff.

Reading Eagle (August 5, 1942)

Debt credit plan may help home buyers and businesses

Details vague

Majority of Senate Finance Committee backs proposal

FDR to offer gas views

WPB may limit driving by making periodic check of mileages

8 saboteurs read novels awaiting fate

Press agent errs – moon just won’t play ball