America at war! (1941–) – Part 4

Forbid them not

By Florence Fisher Parry

Jackie Cooper denies planning for ‘girl party’

Former film star and three codefendants accused in juvenile delinquency case

China urges force to keep world peace

Delegate opposes last-minute debates
By Hal O’Flaherty


Mrs. Luce warns of U.S. ‘disunity’

Roosevelt ‘secrecy’ assailed in talk

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (UP) –
Rep. Clare Boothe Luce (R-CT) last night accused President Roosevelt of a “plain desire to monopolize not only the conduct of foreign affairs, but the creation of a world organization” and said such a attitude would create a “wholly unnecessary mood of national disunity.”

Speaking before the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women, Mrs. Luce lashed at government secrecy surrounding the Dumbarton Oaks world security conference, citing it as an example of the public’s being kept so much in the dark about foreign policy that “we have been forced to adopt a new system in the conduct of foreign affairs – the Braille system.”

Wilson’s deeds recalled

Mrs. Luce warned against putting faith in the “miraculous powers” of any one man to make peace and said that Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to make the League of Nations his personal dream without confiding in the American people was responsible in part for World War II.

The cooperation needed to write a lasting, democratic peace is not the “undercover cooperation” of Mr. Roosevelt, Mrs. Luce said, but the “open-and-above board cooperation” of the American people, the U.S. Senate and the Chief Executive.

Dewey praised

Mrs. Luce said:

The Roosevelt peace is to be a one-man personal peace. But a one-man personal peace will be no peace at all. For today’s children it means tomorrow’s war.

Describing Governor Thomas E. Dewey as the “inevitable man,” Mrs. Luce said he would wage a “people’s peace” and “articulate the mood of America, which is that the foreign policy of America is not a partisan matter.”

Rep. Richard M. Simpson (R-PA) of Huntington County, charged that the Supreme Court no longer represented the majority and minority opinion of the nation, but is “an appendage of the New Deal.”


Ball refuses to back Dewey

St. Paul, Minnesota (UP) –
Senator Joe H. Ball (R-MN) said today that he would not campaign for Governor Thomas E. Dewey for President.

Declaring that he believed the issue of U.S. foreign policy more important than the success or failure of any person or political party, Mr. Ball said:

I have read or listened to all of Governor Dewey’s speeches and statements to date, and he has not yet convinced me that his own convictions on this issue are so strong that he would fight vigorously for a foreign policy which will offer real hope.

I would violate my own deepest convictions if I were at this time to try to campaign for Governor Dewey.


Perkins: ‘Little Steel’ ruling demanded at once, but delay indicated

Politics or not, action is asked
By Fred W. Perkins, Pittsburgh Press staff writer

Washington –
What Robert J. Watt, AFL member of the War Labor Board, wants to know is: “How are you going to keep this wage question out of politics?”

He put the question, in those words, to a CIO unionist who had protested against union wage demands being made a “football of politics,” but who almost simultaneously had requested that the Board act on the case immediately, and thus place it on the desk of President Roosevelt well before the November voting.

Through the workings of the stabilization program, the matter of giving a pay raise to millions of American citizens becomes a question to be decided only by Mr. Roosevelt.

The War Labor Board has become merely an advisory body to the President in the matter of changing the basic policies of stabilization, including the freeze on wages and salaries.

Speed urged

The witness before the Board was W. T. Lewis, representing the CIO Federation of Glass, Ceramics and Silica Sand Workers. He made the “football of politics” statement, whereupon Mr. Watt asked, “Do you think this case should be held up until after the election?”

The answer of Mr. Lewis was “No,” that “the case should be decided on its merits” – but quickly. This witness was in accord with Philip Murray, president of the CIO, who has demanded that political considerations be eliminated, but that the Board put its recommendations before the President by Oct. 15.

This was one incident in current Washington proceedings which lead up to the question of whether President Roosevelt will use his power over wages to please his supporters in the CIO and other labor groups, thus risking an inflationary movement; will turn them down before election, thus taking the chance of losing labor votes; or will delay the decision until after Nov. 7.

No commitment

The third course appeared most probable after a White House conference between the President and members of his “Labor Victory Committee” – William Green, Daniel J. Tobin and George Meany, for the AFL; Philip Murray, R. J. Thomas and Julus Emspak for the CIO.

Messrs. Green and Murray, acting as spokesmen, agreed that the President had listened to their arguments in favor of breaking the “Little Steel” formula, had asked a number of questions, but had made no commitment.

Mr. Green said:

We didn’t ask for any commitment, but got the impression that the President will not act until the wage cases (AFL as well as CIO) are sent to him by the War Labor Board.

The AFL president, in response to questions, said he hadn’t seen “even a gleam” in the President’s eve, to indicate which way he might be thinking.

Optimism expressed

Mr. Murray also said he had no idea of what the President will do, and explained that his recent statements before the United Auto Workers (CIO) – that he was sure the wage formula would be revised upwards – had no basis in any pledge from any government official.

“But I still feel,” Mr. Murray said, “that the formula will be broken.”

Mr. Green, questioned on this point. was not so sure – “I think it should be,” he said.

British retreat in eastern Italy

Nazis push Allies over Fiumicino River

Japs now admit loss of Guam

By the United Press

Honolulu has alert

Honolulu, Hawaii –
An air-raid alarm sounded at 2:15 a.m. HWT and an alert continued until 3:05 a.m. today when unidentified planes in this area proved friendly.

Editorial: There’ll be no V-Day joy – for men in the Pacific


Editorial: No rough stuff needed

Editorial: China retreats

Edson: Airborne army suggested as world policeman

By Peter Edson

Ferguson: Oklahoma

By Mrs. Walter Ferguson

Religious leaders hold conference

Suggestions made by Baptist pastor

Williamsport colonel gets things done

Dick McKee works on frontlines
By John M. Carlisle, North American Newspaper Alliance

Nazi retreat gives data on bomb damage

Accuracy of estimates on results shown

Millett: Service wife is helpful

Never forget others’ favors
By Ruth Millett

Detroit and St. Louis tied with two to go, begin fight to finish

Simms: Argentina

By William Philip Simms

Maj. de Seversky: Air potential

By Maj. Alexander P. de Seversky