America at war! (1941–) – Part 3

U.S. bombers plaster Reich

New, secret device used by Fortresses

On New Britain –
Japs slain by hundreds as Marines push advance

Yanks gain slowly and tediously as foe puts up ‘toughest resistance’ on isle
By Don Caswell, United Press staff writer

New Yank ace now missing

Relatives confident Maj. Boyington is ‘safe’

May fly 600 miles an hour –
New superspeed plane uses jets, no propeller

U.S., Britain announce fighter already tested in several hundred flights
By Reuel S. Moore, United Press staff writer

Writing is a funny business

By Florence Fisher Parry

Unfaithful wives blasted by chaplain

Warships wait as 17,000 strike to aid painters

CIO union wants Navy to take Cramp plant; pickets active

Rift develops within ranks of rail unions

Three unions denounce two other groups for ‘desertion’

Spread of strikes cited in argument for Richberg plan

West Virginia Congressman is impressed by comments from Armed Forces; sees labor harming itself
By Rep. Jennings Randolph (D-WV)


Ex-Akron mayor may snub jury on ‘Hopkins letter’

Washington (UP) –
C. Nelson Sparks, former Mayor of Akron, Ohio, said today he may stand on his constitutional rights and refuse to surrender to a federal grand jury the original copy of a letter purportedly written by Harry Hopkins, President Roosevelt’s No. 1 adviser, predicting that Wendell L. Willkie will be chosen the 1944 Republican presidential nominee.

Mr. Sparks made his statement after the Department of Justice announced a grand jury will begin an inquiry next Wednesday into circumstances surrounding the letter, which Mr. Hopkins has branded a forgery.

Poll: Willkie faces sharp fight in Midwest

Indiana, home state of 1940 GOP candidate, favors Dewey
By George Gallup, Director, American Institute of Public Opinion

‘Aggressive defense’ against invasion believed planned by German generals

Allied armies may face rocket bombs and zones of mines
By Thomas M. Johnson, special to the Pittsburgh Press

Markley: Jap shot down by Foss fired at major in boat

By Morris Markley, North American Newspaper Alliance

Gen. Arnold: Three-fourths of Berlin razed

‘We’ll finish the job, too,’ air chief pledges


Editorial: Wartime voting needs

Secretary of War Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Knox have laid down a number of minimum requirements which they believe essential to any soldier-voting plan.

The secretaries sent their recommendations to the Council of State Governments, obviously with the idea that the Council would distribute them among the states.

The requirements which Mr. Knox and Mr. Stimson say are necessary to enable the Army and Navy to carry out an election among the members of the Armed Forces are reasonable and to the point.

They say, in effect, they can’t stop the war while soldiers and sailors vote, but they also say the armed services will do everything in their power to carry out whatever laws are enacted.

But the necessary provisions which they have outlined should be sent to Congress because it is Congress which must enact the basic legislation if there is to be any uniformity in an election among the Armed Forces, or for that matter any election.

Congress resumes sessions Monday and a suitable arrangement for enabling the Armed Forces to vote should be the first order of business.

The purpose of the plan, however devised, is to give the 11 million men in the Army and Navy an opportunity to vote and any method which is so restrictive that it bars any of these men, save possibly those in actual combat at the time the vote is taken, will be satisfactory.

The only way to guarantee that all, or nearly all, of these men will be supplied with appropriate ballots is to set up a uniform system. As Mr. Knox and Mr. Stimson point out, they cannot adapt the military facilities to 48 different systems.

It would be impossible for the states to get together in the next few weeks, or even months, on a uniform voting plan. It is relatively simple for Congress to act. Congress should waste no time in being about it.

Edson: Bombers in China must fly own gas over India route

By Peter Edson

Ferguson: A new type of woman

By Mrs. Walter Ferguson

Congress changes mind –
Cold shoulder given foes of soldier vote

Passage of bill providing for absentee ballot appears assured
By Thomas L. Stokes, Scripps-Howard staff writer

In Washington –
Aircraft output sets new record but misses goal

Industry falls only 200 short of 9,000-plane objective; failure laid to Army’s refusal to accept many units


Martin boosts Pittsburgh for GOP convention

Governor says Hunt Armory would be ‘ideal’ for purpose

Pittsburgh was advocated by Governor Edward Martin today as a possible site for the 1944 Republican National Convention.

Noting that wartime transportation difficulties will be a chief factor in the selection of the convention city, Governor Martin said “Pittsburgh wouldn’t be so badly located.” He added that the Hunt Armory in East Liberty would be “ideal for the purpose,” especially with the addition of two galleries that would raise the seating company to 15,000.

It was Governor Martin’s first public pronouncement on the subject. Previously, he maintained the stand that any site advocated by the Office of Defense Transportation would be acceptable – and that agency has suggested that the GOP and Democratic conventions be held in Chicago.

The place and time of the Republican convention is to be chosen by the GOP National Committee in Chicago next week.

Governor Martin would not commit himself on possible Republican candidates for state offices in the 1944 elections, declaring “it’s still too early for such talk” and that:

The ball won’t start rolling until after the national convention site is picked.

He said “I have no idea” whether Attorney General James H. Duff will be the party’s candidate for the seat now held by U.S. Senator James J. Davis.


Bricker opens drive, assails New Deal

Detroit, Michigan (UP) –
Ohio Governor John W. Bricker launched his drive for the Republican presidential nomination today with an attack on the New Deal and an assertion that “win the war” became the motto of “every real American” when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.

The three-term Ohio executive, addressing Wayne County (Detroit) Republicans, took cognizance of President Roosevelt’s recent statement favoring substitution of a “win the war” slogan for the term New Deal.

Mr. Bricker said:

Every American citizen today has the right to resent ay political leadership that assumes to take unto itself credit for winning the war.

In his first political speech since he announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination, Mr. Bricker denounced New Deal “inefficiency” and declared a Republican victory this year “will assure us here at home that no one party or officeholder is indispensable.”

Davis proposes post-war U.S. fiscal policy

Senator would cut taxes, expenses and reduce big federal debt
By Robert Taylor, Press Washington correspondent

Packard: Yanks and Nazis fight hand-to-hand in San Vittore

By Reynolds Packard, United Press staff writer

Stoneman: Old Vesuvius gives a show for Americans

By William H. Stoneman