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Fithgan Baly
Fifty-Fourth Year

Insincerity of Wallace Bandwagon

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ROOSEVELT is still the an. with something like reverance by re-
It has been said of him that he actionaries everywhere.
retreats but never surrenders. He Henry Wallace is the same Henry
retreated at Chicago. He will ad- Wallace he was before the Demo-
vance in Washington-for the recu- cratic Convention. If anything, he
perative powers of liberalism are most stands more definitely for uncondi-
extraordinary. While loss of Wallace tional progressivism. The press knows
is a blow it is no knock-out. this. That is why their sympathy for
Now, instead of having two great him must be taken with several
men on their ticket, the Democrats grains of iodized salt. It is approxi-
have one great man, which is one mately as sincere as Warren Gamile
great man more than the Republi- Bricker's promises to American labor.
cans can claim.B
Thev had their guns set for Wal-

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For eleven years the RepublicanJ
press has been riding Henry Wallace
with all the venom it could muster
after having exhausted itself in at-
tacks on the president. They have
called him every name in the book:
communist visionary, crack-pot, uto-
pian, astrologist, madman. They,
never relented until one day at Chi-
cago, Wallace was defeated for re-
nomination to the vice-presidency.
Then they sprang to his defense.
They mourned over the fact that poor
persecuted Henry, a man of infinite
wisdom and integrity and insight,
was thrown to the wolves by machine
If Wallace had been renominat-
ed, he would have been bombarded
with a new avalanche of abusive
editorials. But, because he is on
the outside nudging Wendell Will-
kie for look-see inside, The New
York Herald-Tribune suddenly
discovers what a fine, incorruptible
fellow Wallace really is. This is
an old, old tactic.
In the early days of the New Deal,
Jim Farley used to be the target of
ultra-conservative groups. He was
the immoral politician who bludgeon-
ed America into electing FDR. In
1930, however, he broke from his
boss, stricken with what Charley
Michelson has called "presidential
fever," and overnight Jim Farley be-
came the darling of the newspaper
world. Another one of the presi-
dent's intimate advisers was Profes-
sor Raymond Moley who was scorned
so long as he remained with the New
Deal as a member of what was re-
ferred to as the lunatic fringe; but
whose opinion today, because it j
no longer pro-Roosevelt, is respected

lace but since his defeat, they havet
presented him with an unsolicited
laurel wreath.
I witnessed the last day of the1
Democratic convention, and wept
all the way through it at the miscar-
riage of popular will. But I also;
saw the CIO Political Action Com-
mittee very much in evidence. For
every Ed Crump in the Democratic
machine, there is a Joe Pew in the,
Republican machine. But for every
Hillman in the Democratic ranks,
what has the GOP to offer? They
have the one major leader in the
whole movement with whom organ-
ized labor as a whole will have no
truck, John L. Lewis. For all those
years when John L. Lewis backed
F. D. R. and gave money to the Dem-
ocratic National Fund he was an
unmitigated scoundrel. But as soon
as he changed colors and spoke up
for the Republican nominee in 1940,
he was a respectable representative
of the working people.
The Republicans have the rene-
gade Lewis; but the Democrats have
the support of every other important.
labor group in the U. S. A. There
are Democratic crooks and there are
Republican -crooks. So much on the
negative side of the ledger. Take any
positive approach, from President
Roosevelt to a fairly straightforward
platform, and the Democrats have
it all over their opponents.
Boss-ism was rampant at Chi-
cago last week. But behind the
bosses who were behind the dele-
gates were the Big Business inter-
ests. Oscar R. Ewing is one such
industrialist. Ewing is vice-chair-
man of the Democratic National

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Trimingthe Suit to Fit Junior

the Last Long Mile of War

N THE FIRST test case of its kind, three
American citizens of Japanese ancestry filed
suits in a Los Angeles court recently to permit
them to return to the West Coast's evacuated
In the name of military necessity and because
of fears of enemy landings on the coast the
evacuation decrees were issued following the
Pearl Harbor attack. Thousands were sent
inland to relocation centers..
Although questioning the validity of the or-
ders, the evacuees complied and cooperated as
their ,part in the total prosecution of the war.
It has been emphasized that this defensive
measure of the Army is not proof of the group's
"There is no basis whatever in any avail-
able evidence for such an inference," stated
Mr. Robert Sproul, president of the Univer-
sity of California, "and there is abundant
testimfony in the acts of Japanese Americans
and the words of other loyal Americans to the
contrary." A Fifth Army communique from
Italy commenting on the brilliant fighting
of the famous Japanese American 100th in-
fantry battalion substantiates his statement.
However, events in the Pacific, especially dur-
ing the past months, show how military strategy
has changed from the defensive to the offensive
and that the previous necessary for evacuation
does not exist. If there is continued delay in
allowing Nisei to return, the efforts of race
propagandists in the west will become more bit-
ter and "yellow peril" mongers will have more
opportunity to spread their threats. The suc-
cessful outcome of this case will help make the
reacceptance of the evacuees in the coastal areas
easier now rather than waiting until the end
of the war.
-Dorothy Potts

W EW YORK, July 27--We have reached that
final stage of war in which a strange distor-
tion of values takes place. In the earlier stages
of war, it requires an enormous effort to pro-
duce a small result. But we have reached the
level where a small additional effort may now
produce an enormous result.
One additional mile may now be too much for
tired Gefman troopers to travel by foot; they
must be made to walk that mile. One additional
Allied landing may complete the bankruptcy of'
German transportation; there must be that
landing, or its equivalent.
The Thousand-and-First
Each German death now produces an effect
greater than a thousand deaths two years ago;
because each is now the thousand-and-first
German Junkers who could maintain their loy-
alty to Hitler during a thousand miles of re-
treat from Stalingrad, now seen unable to stand
up against the strain of even one additional
mile of retreat into East Prussia. That final
mile is worth as much as the first thousand;
the thousand miles loaded the gun, the thou-
sand-and-first discharges it.
It is hard for us to understand what is now
going on in Germany; the impression is one
of confusion and blur, precisely because all the
ordiffary values of war and of life are now
distorted and altered; we are in something
like that weird world of high pressures which
exists in the laboratories of the physicists.
Once the pressure is high enough, one more
pound, and a gas becomes a liquid; so in Ger-
many today, a stone in his shoe may make a
mutineer of a soldier who, last year, would
have given his right arm with a laugh.
Price Control: Two Views..--
IN VIEW of the amount of cussing which price-
control comes in for in our own country, a
resolution adopted by a Mexican organization is
of interest, even of startlement.
The resolution proclaims that public officials
who do not enforce price-control measures are
traitors and should be put to death by shooting.
This view is perhaps extreme. But it could
well enough bear pondering, without any notice-
able ill effects on the ponderer, by those various
blocs and lobbies which maintain that price-
control is unprofitable to them and should be
put to death by amendment.
-St. Louis Post Dispatch

It is the extra day of pressure, following a
year of pressure, that he cannot stand; we must
make sure to give him that extra day, for that
is the only way we can cash in for our hard
Strangely enough, at this high climax of the
war, every small additional quantity of men and
munitions is more important than it could have
been a year ago or four years ago. When we
had no planes, a thousand planes more (lid not
mean very much; but when we have almost
enough planes to complete the ruin of the
enemy, then even ten more planes, at the right
place, on the right day, may take us over the top,
by starting that revolt in German ranks whose
basis was laid by earlier Allied planes which are
now but ghosts.
T HE GHOSTS of these earlier Allied planes,
which did their work and died, now fly with
every Allied aircraft left in battle, and they are
its comrades still; for it is because of them that
every stick of bombs dropped today is not
merely one stick of bombs, but the thousand-
and-first stick; they lend it its peculiar and
intensified value.
In this sense, no Allied plane has ever died;
they all fight still. Each has contributed its
bit toward so increasing the pressure upon our
German enemy, that all manner of climatic and
cataclysmic change is now taking place in his
And Now Hitler Kills Germans, Too
It is because the Allies have killed so many
Germans that Hitler now finds it necessary to
kill Germans, too; he must kill them in order to
keep Germany in a war in which more Germans
will be killed. Because we have fought well
against Germany, Hitler himself has had to de-
clare war against Germany. Both men and
materials behave in bizarre fashion, once the
pressure against them mounts high enough.
To increase that pressure, to bend our backs
willingly to the job, makes all the agony of our
last three- years good, and keeps the work of
even our dead soldiers alive. For we are now
in that final moment, when one more degree
of heat makes water burst into steam.
As for him who chooses this day to start
brawls among us, to murmur against our allies, to
deny the validity of our task, it may be said that
he acts so as to snatch the kettle from the fire.
Ie works so as to kill our dead men twice.
(Copyright, 1944, New York Post Syndicate)

Committee and-according to 1.
F. Stone-Principle Washington
lobbyist for the Aluminum Co. of
America. ALCOA, of course, fear-
ed Wallace's anti-monopolistic
views. Another is Edwin J. Pauley,
treasurer of the DNC who, says
Stone, "is curiously fraternal with
the big oil companies, notably
Standard Oil Co." Standard Oil
hates Wallace for his anti-cartel
Yes. Big Business swung the nomi-
tation away from Wallace although
tot far away. The reason they con-
entrated on the vice-presidency was
>ecause they could not touch the
residency itself-and it is the presi-
lency which counts.
The Republicans who want to make
n issue of this boss-ism business had
>etter walk with care, at least as long
s they remain the instrument of
Nall Street, the Grange Trust, the
Lu Ponts, the Rockefellers, the Bab-
>itts, and the upper middle class in
eneral to the exclusion (remember
im?) of the Common Man.
F acethe Facts
rAM HAPPY that The Daily seeks
to give us both sides of the current
political campaign. But it seems to
me that the Republican standard
could be borne ina much wiser man-
ner than that selected by Lee Landy
in "Democrats Misinterpret History."
Landy criticizes the Democrat's
treatment of the World Disarmament
Pact of 1921. The phraseology at-
tributed to the Democrats is obvious-
ly ridiculous, but we can overlook
that as we observe the real Democ-
ratic viewpoint on the subject.
The real irony is evident when we
see the feeble attempts of an iso-
lationist government to bargain with
other countries. The government of
the United States at that time want-
ed no part in international affairs;
yet, here and there, we selected a few
choice tidbits which would not com-
mit us in any way and would keep us
head and shoulders above our neigh-
bor-nations. The Disarmament Pact
is a good example of this. Naturally
we "felt proud" in reducing our naval
tonnage-we were maintaining power
Sure, the Pact was O. K., but it
is the whole attitude of the Repub-
lican Government that the Demo-
cratic Party takes issue with now!
We want to make sure that our
post-war government this time will
meet every issue, and will join with
all other nations without any men-
tal reservations that will allow us
to back out at any time. The ques-
tion is now: Can we put our faith
in the Republican Party again this
Since Landy chose to bring up "the
aims of the present administration,"
let us look at the date of the Atlantic
Charter, August 14, 1941. Rather
than attack it as insufficient, let us
praise it for being an early ground-
4ork which has been of vast import-
ance in unifying British and Ameri-
can principles, and in readying the
way for peace shortly .after the fight-
ing war itself had begun for us.
In the future, then, Miss or Mr.
Landy, before you accuse the Demo-
crats of reading "only half the facts,
and coating them with a trumped-up
rationalism," read and listen a little
more carefully. Compare, if you will,
the various speeches given at the two
national conventions-compare them
line for line; compare the platforms
and decide for yourself which of
them attempts to get down to earth,
uncover the issues, and propose to do
something about them.

Keep your eyes and ears open-
see for yourself who is hiding be-
hind the bush.
-Fred Springborn
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30, except on Sunday. The public
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FRIDAY, JULY 28, 1944
VOL. LIV No 18-S.
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Pei), ted

Today: "Critical Problems in School
Finance," Lee M. Thurston, Professor
of Educational Administration, Uni-
versity of Pittsburgh. (UHS auditor-
ium) 11 a.m.
Today: Dr. Ernest J. Simmons,
Directorrof the Intensive Study of
Contemporary Russian Civilization
being held at Cornell University this
summer, will lecture on "Soviet Rus-
sian Literature" at 4:10 p.m., Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Tuesday, Aug. 1: Professor Preston
W. Slosson. "Interpreting the News."
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Wednesday, Aug. 2: "China and
America Face the Future." The Hon-
orabe Walter H. Judd, M.D., repre-
sentative from Minnesota and former
medical missionary in China. 8:30
p.m.,. Rackharn Lecture Hall, The
public is cordially invited.
Thursday, Aug. 3: Professor Shih
Chia Chu will not lecture 'n this
date, but will lecture, as previously
scheduled, on Aug. 10,
Thursday, Aug. 3: "Interpreting
China to the West." Dr. Arthur Ham-
mel, Chief, Division of Orientalia,
Library of Congress. 8:30 p.m., Rack-
hame Lecture Hall. The public is
cordially invited.
Friday, Aug. 4: "China Hopes and
Aims." Dr. Y. C. Yang, President of
Soochow University. 8:30 p.m., Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. The public is cor-
dially invited.
Academic Notices
Make-up examinations in History
will be given today from 3-5 in Rm.
C, Haven )-all.
Carillon Recital: On Sunday, July
30, at 3 p.m., Percival Price will pre-
sent a carillon recital which will in-
clude original carillonaarrangements
of folk songs, as well as piano pieces
by Schumann and Couperin
All Russian Choral Evensong: First
Methodist Church Choir, conducted
by Professor Hardin Van Deursen,
School of Music. Soloists, Bonnie
Ruth Van Deursen, Soprano, and
Harriet Porter, Contralto; organist,
Irene Applin Boice. Russian instru-
mental selections will be rendered by
Elizabeth Ivanoff, violinist, and Ruby

SOME QUARTERS noted with glee the defeat
of Senator "Cotton" Ed Smith in the South
Carolina democratic primaries on Wednesday.
"Cotton" Ed trailed far behind the democratic
governor Olin D. Johnson in final tabulations.
One thing for sure. The White House won't
shed any tears over "Cotton" Ed's defeat. Ad-
ministration forces can take the mandate of
the voters of South Carolina as a belated
sanction of their opinions.
It will be recalled that Smith was the target
six years ago of President Roosevelt's "purge"
of obstructionist Southern members of Congress.
At that time Smith barnstormed the state and
the well-knit Democratic political organization
saw to it that he was re-elected.
The new nominee, Governor Johnson, is at
the moment a political enigma, but he will be
assuming a Senate seat (election in the solid
South being a foregone conclusion) whose
stature. it may be hoped, he will raise to a

As soon as I get your sailboat back, I'll give You almost
all my time to that pirate treasure. ..One ht it
thing about it being under water. It's not that time,
guarded by Leprechauns. We won't have Mr. O'Malley.
to cope with THOSE nasty little creatures.. .

By Crockett Johnson


Cushlamochree! The boat seems
to be deliberately avoiding me!
It's taken on a perverse quirk-
Who's a

Launcelot McSnoyd, the Leprechaun!
And he's
invisible. In poyson!





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