America at war! (1941–) – Part 3

Blasts sink U.S. warship off New York

163 of destroyer’s crew saved; Navy withholds death total

Canadians move slowly through Italian blizzard

Freezing rains and snow pin down U.S. 5th Army in mountain positions
By C. R. Cunningham, United Press staff writer

Yanks landing takes harbor in New Guinea

Airfield 55 miles from Madang seized; big Jap force trapped
By Don Caswell, United Press staff writer

Strike statement called cowardly attack on unions

Heads of 3 rail brotherhoods to confer on charge by ‘informed source’

Unions force reappraisal of labor policy

Mine, railway, steel cases lead attack to break stabilization

UAW will ask Congress’ aid

Help against wage freeze urged by Frankensteen


First Lady says she’s tired of ‘New Deal’ too

But she thinks substitute offered by President isn’t adequate

Washington (UP) –
Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, who has not laid the New Deal “away in lavender,” but is “sort of tired” of that name, suggested today that the President’s proposed substitute, “Win the War,” is not enough.

She did not propose another substitute for “New Deal,” but hinted that her choice probably would be something like: “Win the War and Win the Peace.”

Mrs. Roosevelt denied a report that during her trip to the South Pacific she told servicemen that the President “has decided to give you the privilege of walking the streets of Tokyo” instead of coming home. She also said she did not recall being “booed” anywhere as was alleged in an interview with a wounded sergeant by the New Bedford Standard-Times.

Mrs. Roosevelt said she would not have been surprised if the soldiers had booed her after a Tokyo propaganda broadcast which quoted her as saying that the Marines should be kept in the Pacific six months after the war so they would have time to get “cleaned up” before returning home. Many soldiers had heard this broadcast, she said, which was propaganda.

Congressman is reindicted in fraud case

Rep. Curley, D. W. Smith of Pittsburgh and 5 others face U.S. charges


Roosevelt urged as world’s leader

Minneapolis, Minnesota (UP) –
Dr. George Mecklenburg, pastor, world traveler and student of international politics, today suggested that President Roosevelt retire from American politics to head an association of nations, and that Democrats and Republicans name Wendell Willkie President by acclamation.

Dr. Mecklenburg, of the Wesley Methodist Church here, said Mr. Roosevelt is the only international figure fitted to head the world organization.

He said:

Churchill, nearing 70, is too old. Stalin is not temperamentally fitted for the place, and has too many problems at home. Chiang does not understand the world.

Dr. Mecklenburg said Mr. Willkie would be the only man left at home with a clear conception of world affairs.

Distortion laid to doctors in Social Security dispute

Physicians ‘falsify’ bill calling for services of general practitioner, Senator charges

In Washington –
Continued labor shortage will face nation in 1944

West Coast will be most critically affected as war activity shifts to Pacific

Allies massing invasion fleet, German claim

Nazis also report troops are being sent to South England
By Robert Richards, United Press staff writer

War aid advertising tops $16.5 million

Gen. Roosevelt in Italy; ally only confused

British Army newspaper reports ‘President’s son is here’
By John Lardner, North American Newspaper Alliance

Storm strikes Yanks in Italy

Blinding blizzard covers mountain front
By Reynolds Packard, United Press staff writer

Taylor: Life goes on in Italy amid ruin, apathy

By Henry J. Taylor, Scripps-Howard staff writer


Roosevelt improving

Washington –
President Roosevelt’s head cold and case of mild grippe kept him in bed again today, although his physician, RAdm. Ross T. McIntire, said that he might get up for a while this afternoon.

Poll: Dry sentiment in 3 countries nearly same

Surveys reveal women more in favor of Prohibition than men
By George Gallup, Director, American Institute of Public Opinion

African Air Force rips 5,572 planes

Editorial: The warning

Editorial: That American ‘something’

Editorial: Beating the flu


Ferguson: Draft women?

By Mrs. Walter Ferguson

Much money has been spent on recruiting for the women’s army. Coaxing girls to join up has been the wartime job of a large number of men who might otherwise have been fighting. The longer these efforts continue, the more we have a right to wonder whether the movement is justified. All the drives have been disappointing. Women are eager to help win the war, but they seem reluctant to put on uniforms.

Does the Army need them as desperately as it says it does? If so, why not draft the girls as well as the boys? And if not, why did we start the thing at all?

The end of the war may find us convinced that girls in uniform could have made a better contribution by donning overalls to take the place of men in essential industries.

Much as we admire the spirit and patriotism of those girls and women who have answered the call, time has proved that the whole idea of putting women into the Army was conceived too hastily and set up too hurriedly.

A small clique of women who no doubt saw in this move the way to new power for their sex, and others who were committed to the doctrine that the USA must pattern its war habits after those of England, were the promoters. Before the country had time to catch its breath, the women’s army was reality. But the men didn’t like it. Blame for lack of enthusiasm goes directly back to the fathers, husbands and brothers who could not change their thinking so quickly.

If they are really needed, it would save money, feelings and face for Congress to draft women.