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THE LEW SUN. USUI. ITAH LABOR: Green 'Collecting 'Sift Reporter's Memo to Ills Editor: Washington, D. C: The Greek victories vic-tories are not being taken too seriously seri-ously by you know who. Says It is "all a trap" to get the British fleet away from the Suez and then etcetera. et-cetera. Don't overplay streamers . . . The Molotov-Hitler minutes were in Washington three hours later. lat-er. Russia will send about IS divisions di-visions to Turk border to "keep the Turks from becomig too troublesome." trouble-some." Those are exact quotes . . . Time mag killed most sensational quotes of campaign rather than incense in-cense certain subscribers. Amazing ... No secret down here in every lobby . . . Steve Early's resignation plans off indef. That cop incident inci-dent in N. Y. . . . People might think he was fired . . . Has big salaried Job waiting . . . Flynn's call was for Sam Foley of Bronx for Demo candidate mayoralty . . . Whiskers says positively no evidence of sabotage in any of those explosions. ex-plosions. Whew! Perkins' probable successor as sec'y labor may be George Harrison, Harri-son, pres. Brotherhood R. R. Clerks . . . Knudsen, Henderson and General Gen-eral Wesson of Ordnance Dep't at private demonstration of "Secret Weapon" to "stop" Adolf. Creator is Carleton Brown. Worked on it 21 years. Revolutionize mobile transportation. Terrific form of tank . . . Check with Arthur Loew, heir to all those double-features. He and his wife going, to school last few months up at Columbia U. . . . Taking course in motion picture and play production! No kidding . . . Raft invested 80 Gs in Florida race track . . , Frau Thomsen, wife of Nazi man here, depressed over snub of local hunt club. Wasn't invited to affair for first time. RAF damage to Berlin almost as great as in London, according to pouch-bearers. Goebbels, of course, will deny . . . Hamburg practically practical-ly doesn't exist . . . Thurman Arnold Ar-nold was waving his resignation for weeks but has made peace . . . Francis Biddle, U. S. solicitor-general, may inherit Bob Jackson's post as AG if Jackson beats an eastern senator to Supreme court as chief justice . . . Jackson won't accept an associate justice job . . . Hotels jammed to capacity many turned away during heavy rains. Clerks explain town crowded because of defense contractors. Most of the mob, the clowns say, are here trying try-ing to square themselves with New Dealers . . . Newspaper men saying say-ing Willkie sore at many of his original orig-inal boosters, partic R. Howard, of all people! - More Tips for Ye Ed.: Talk here Nathan Straus seeking chance at NY governorship . . . Check with him regarding Bronx hand bill matter. All I know on it . . . Bases promoted for U. S. in Rio Platte practically set, despite denials . . . Lawrence Langner, Broadway producer, excited about his defense job here doesn't miss white lights at all . . . Nelson Rockefeller Rocke-feller very popular with mob, say he's doing swell job putting in "the un-official fix" . . . Talk persists Frank Murphy would be happier at Dep't of Justice not enough action on bench . . . Big new job being angled an-gled by almost everybody for chief of propaganda post similar to one Creel had last war. Lowell Mellett leading field . . . Check if Capone still at Mayo Brothers. Went many weeks ago same trouble. Ambassador Kennedy interview (on persuading Lindbergh to tell Chamberlain what he knew which led to Munich pact) given me by Kennedy in Florida January. 1939. Every word okayed by him we didn't use any of "off-record" stuff . . . Dr. Frank Nolan in attendance Helen Morgan Illness on Coast "the heart" . . . Did Seymour Weiss sen tence (30 months) break? . . . Jesse Lasky depressed over critical re sponse to "Quiet Please," says au- dience howl at it Wants me see it and tell whether it has chance. If not will close pronto. Why don't you cover it you might save him some dough or all those jobs ... At least five men expected to be FDR's running mate. Rob't H. Jackson and Wm. O. Douglas were two. So when Inner Circlers ask each other: "Why do you think the boss picked Henry Wallace?" reply is supposed to be: "You mean to say you never saw the pictures in the papers of him Juggling Jug-gling those boomerangs?" ... In short, Henry Wallace was the boomerang boom-erang thrower who didn't boomerang on the President! Inflation rumors laughed at . . . "Any one who performed miracles in 1933 (opening banks) can control money now," according to financial experts at Shoreham hotel ringside . . . Henri Bernstein, Parisian playwright, play-wright, now in New York, expects to lose French citizenship . . . Rene Kraus, author of "Churchill." was offered British passport acct of good propaganda work. He is Austrian. Refused it However, he's flying to England next week. Has assignment assign-ment to do book on RAF. Leaves pretty English refugee in U. S. Md QREVTPEARSON Washington, D. C. BUNDISTS EMPLOYED IN DEFENSE PLANTS Dies committee agents have secretly se-cretly warned government authorities authori-ties to be on guard against an outbreak out-break of sabotage in defense plants on the West coast According to the Dies-men, biggest big-gest U. S. danger spot is Los Angeles, Ange-les, where Nazi and Communist fifth columnists have been unusually active ac-tive of late. The Los Angeles area contains one of the largest concentrations concen-trations of defense work in the country. coun-try. One reason for the D-men's fear was their discovery of a secret mailing mail-ing list of 2,500 names in a raid on the Los Angeles headquarters of the German-American Bund. Herman Schwinn, West coast Bund fuehrer, admitted, under questioning, that the list consisted of Nazi sympathizers who regularly attended Bund meetings. meet-ings. A check-up of the names revealed the startling fact that 800 of them are employed in airplane plants, shipyards, oil refineries, auto factories fac-tories and other key defense industries. indus-tries. SPANISH BRIBE The career clique of fascist-minded appeasers inside the state department de-partment has dwindled in size and strength since Europe's tragic history his-tory proved the fallacy of their course in Spain. However, they are still strong enough to urge a loan (or gift) of $100,000,000 from the Export-Import Export-Import bank to General Franco, dictator dic-tator of Spain. Furthermore, it may be that the career clique will get away with it They urge that the hundred millions mil-lions be advanced to Spain in order to keep Franco from coming into the war against England. They claim that if Spain has enough food, the country will remain neutral. And it is the British, whose fumbling in Spain was even more responsible than ours for the present danger to Gibraltar, who now want the United States to bail them out with a hundred hun-dred million dollars. Confidential military reports from Spain, however, indicate three things: first, the Spanish people are so fed up with three years of bloody civil war that they won't fight in any foreign war not of their choosing; choos-ing; second, Spain is so badly defended de-fended that her harbors would be easy targets for the British fleet; third, the Spanish people actually ae near revolt, which is the secret reason why Franco wants the hundred hun-dred million. Without food, the old Loyalist government might come back again.. In other words, it looks as if the career clique inside the state department de-partment is still trying to keep in power the man they secretly backed during the Spanish civil war. CRACK IN THE SOUTH The Solid South was cracked in the recent election, but not by a Republican. It was the work of a Nashville, Tenn., Democrat hi the only hard-fought congressional battle bat-tle in the entire South. Hero of the saga was J. Percy Priest crack newsman of the Nashville Nash-ville Tennessean, who, running as an Independent unseated two term Rep. Joseph W. Byrns Jr., son of the late speaker of the house of representatives. Priest defeated Byrns although the district hadn't elected anyone but a regular Democrat since the Civil war, and although he committed commit-ted the faux pas of failing to register regis-ter so he could vote. Priest however, had other strong advantages on his side. For many years he has been his paper's "good will" reporter, attending barbecues, fairs, graduations and civic gatherings. gather-ings. Practically everybody in the district knows "Perce" Priest per sonally. Also, Byrns, first elected as a New Dealer, had chalked up a near perfect anti-Roosevelt record. Priest also made much of the fact that Byrns' speech against the draft bill had won thunderous applause from the Republicans. Nashville generally is strong for national defense de-fense and FDR. So while Byms won renomination, he found a real fight on his hands when Priest threw his hat into the ring as an Independent Independ-ent Byrns sent out a frantic SOS to house colleagues and Rep. Sam Hobbs dashed up from Alabama to stump for him. But it was no go. Byrns was defeated in the only Democratic Dem-ocratic upset in the entire South. Note Priest's constituency is known as the "Hermitage district" because it was the home of President Presi-dent Andrew Jackson, patron saint of the Democratic party. The new congressman is 40 years old and unmarried. EXIT JOE KENNEDY Intimates of Ambassador Joe Ken nedy are offering bets that he will not return to the Court of St James's. While rublicly Joe has ex- Dressed his willingness to go back. the inside fact is that Kennedy tried to resign at his last conference with the President Roosevelt refused to consider it Several very tempting business of fers have been made to him. He has made no final decision, but re turning to London definitely seems the last thing he intends to do. WEEKLY NEWS ANALYSIS By Edward C. Wayne Air and Naval Raiders Harass British As Greeks Hold Off Italian Invasion; Nazi-Soviet Talks Yield Little News; Dies Asks Funds for 'Sabotage' Probe (EDITOR'S NOTE When oplnlooi are expressed in these columns, they are those of the news analyst and not necessarily of this newspaper.) .(Released by Western Newspaper Union.) . GRECO-ROMAN: Round One to Greece There seems little doubt any longer long-er that the Greek victory over Italian Ital-ian forces has been as nearly complete com-plete as any action could be so early in a war. Fascist forces were reported fleeing from Koritza, setting set-ting fire to their supplies in this, the main base of the central attack. Italian stories that only 362 men were killed in the campaign hardly gibe with eye-witness reports by reputable correspondents of two things huge piles of bodies in the mud of the Pindus mountain passes huge concentration camps filled with Italian prisoners of war who are being widely quoted. Their reports of Italian attitude toward the war so encouraged England Eng-land with the opportunity of deal- DICTATOR MET AX AS Rough going for Italy. Ing a crashing blow to Fascist morale mo-rale that she sent big bomber squadrons squad-rons to Taranto and smashed a goodly part of Italy's fleet. Italy denied much damage except to one ship, so British sent over observation planes, took pictures, and reported the details. Two capital cap-ital ships apparently permanently put out of action, four other smaller small-er ones. Stories of the Greek successes over the Italian forces further were borne out by the tone of Italian broadcasts and dispatches, telling of "reorganization" of the Italian drive; appointment of a new com-., mander; also the Greek reports of attacks inside Albanian territory. Credit for the Greek victory was given to several factors: Greek knowledge of the terrain; enterprise of guerrilla bands; skill with the bayonet and surprise machine-gun and artillery attacks on enemy columns col-umns in difficult mountain passes, plus sudden onslaughts of bad weather; also Premier John Metax-as Metax-as has been watching fellow-dictator Mussolini for some time. Add to this stories from prisoners that they had no heart for the war and had been promised a relatively bloodless invasion, and one got a pretty good picture of the opening of the Greco-Roman war. There were no surface signs that Italy was quitting, however, but might be steaming ahead for a more determined effort BRITAIN: Feels Heavy Blows The war has become more bitter for England, with Germany heavily increasing aerial attacks on cities, raining bombs on London and industrial indus-trial centers like Coventry. British, ever frank in admitting losses, reported Coventry in ruins, thousands slain and wounded. London Lon-don damage was said to be terrific. ter-rific. Losses at sea are staggering, and a raider on the loose in mid-Atlantic smashed into at least one large convoy. Germans first announced entire convoy sunk, along with Rangitikl, armored merchantman, and Jervis Bay, an auxiliary cruiser, cruis-er, which were protecting other ships. Apparently this claim was made when numbers of SOS signals were heard and then news of convoy suddenly sud-denly ceased. But British finally came through with the news that of 39 ships, 9 were missing, and later two of them showed up. Naval hero was the commander of the Jervis Bay which boldly steamed to meet her stronger enemy, ene-my, forcing raider's fire on herselt and permitting convoy to scatter. Scandinavian skipper in convoy was so stirred by such bravery that he refused to flee to any great distance, dis-tance, returned to scene hours lat er, and had pleasure of picking up 65 survivors, many wounded. Jervis Bay went to the bottom of the ocean with her gallant commander, com-mander, who had one arm shot away during the engagement Over England, German bombers are using a new technique, making more difficult still the task of antiaircraft anti-aircraft fire and the work of fighters. fight-ers. They fly over the country in waves, traveling single file, which Indians discovered centuries ago was a good defensive formation. First raider drops its bombs, and succeeding ships get a view of scene below in the glare of the first explosions ex-plosions and see better when and where to let go. Flying is done at 30,000 to 35,000 feet In many cases, however, British report bombing is done on "time tables" when there are cloud formations, forma-tions, the bombers flying certain mathematical distances from flying fields and then letting their cargoes go without any aim whatever. That Britain is generally feeling the pinch was seen by reports of further restrictions in rationing. However, nothing as drastic was reported re-ported as the apparently authentic dispatch from Berlin that dog meat was made legal human fodder. DIPLOMATS: Home and Abroad Diplomats, both domestic and foreign, for-eign, came into their own as far as the spotlight was concerned. In Berlin they buzzed about the capital like flies; Molotoff, (for whom bombs have been named) arriving with 33 guards and associates; lesser less-er lights from Italy and the Balkans hovering about the outskirts of the main Hitler-Molotoff talks, with even a sprinkling of Japanese lurking about where they wouldn't have to rub elbows too closely with the "hated "hat-ed Russians." It was another case of the mountain moun-tain laboring and bringing forth a mouse at least as far as the dispatches dis-patches went though there may be, f, it ' i ' ' " 1 1 r iv fcwiiiiirimiiitrl. v. i iamffriMilia u.Vn. AMBASSADOR KENNEDY Talk out of turn? and probably is a lot under the sur face. Out of it all has come to the public eye only the broadest platitudinous pledges: Germany (with her Italian axis partner somewhat in the back ground) promises various powers that if they are good, they will get something. Germany and Italy will rule Eu rope. Russia will get expansion room anywhere she wants as long as it doesn't interfere with European situations. situ-ations. Diplomats took this to mean at least a part of India and also perhaps Iran and portions of Turkey Tur-key if she misbehaves. Japan will get the rest of Asia, at least the southeastern part, and Russia and Japan are urged to get together at once about the rest of it In this country two diplomatic names stood out Kennedy and Bullitt Bul-litt The former was surrounded by a halo of rumors that he would re sign following his "talk out of turn" in Boston. While denyihg much that was in the Globe interview, he con tinued to preach along about the same general lines, omitting his ref erences to the death of democracy and the advent of national socialism in the United States. Bullitt was being as signally ru mored as Kennedy's successor. All he would say was that he wanted to resign to "speak and write" about conditions, and that the President had asked him to remain in public life, and that he was considering the matter. Foreign Jottings . Four Nazi vessels, heavily loaded, load-ed, sailed from Tampico, Mexico, for European ports. Only one was heard from. She was the Phrygia, which "committed suicide" by scuttling scut-tling rather than surrender to British Brit-ish and Canadian war vessels. She was hardly outside Tampico when caught The other three were said to have headed back and to be lurking lurk-ing outside the harbor bar. The British used 2.000-pound aerial aeri-al torpedoes in sinking the vessels of the Italian fleet at Taranto. thev reported.. The planes fly low to the water, drop the torpedoes pointing at the ships. It s a dangerous job Americans returning from occu pied France report bribery, gasoline bootlegging and the existence of a "black bourse" for dealing in for eign exchange. JOHN L. LEWIS Mr. Green 'collects'. The American Federation of La-. bor quarrel with the C. I. O. was rapidly reaching its climactic stage with the President of the uniiea States announcing that the achieving of a permanent labor peace as an aid to the defense program woum be one of the first agenda of his administration's third term. William Green, collecting the spot light as a result of his championship of the Roosevelt candidacy, immedi ately responded that he was willing to make a peace sans Lewis. John L. Lewis was given a roar- ins demonstration as the C. I. 0. un ionists (fathered for their third an nual convention in Atlantic City. At the opening of the meeting he told delegates he was "stepping down" as their leader and he urged a "new unity" for the organization. Lewis had declared he would resign u pres ident Roosevelt were re-elected. All commentators agreed, howev er, that labor peace would be a very good thing if as and when it could be achieved. SABOTAGE: And Mr. Dies Three explosions shattered powder pow-der plants in one hour; a crane fell over in a shipyard; a bridge fell apart on the West coast; fire attacked at-tacked other, plants, and the cry of "sabotage" was raised in the land. The G-men, private and public detectives de-tectives and Dies committee investigators inves-tigators have been running around at full speed trying to make miniature minia-ture Black Toms out of each of these, or trying just as hard to disprove dis-prove that they had anything to do with foreign agencies. Mr. Dies, however, asking a million mil-lion dollars of government money for a full probing of the situation, said he was going to publish a "white paper" giving names, addresses and full details of all the foreign consular consu-lar agents, Russian, Japanese, German Ger-man and Italian who are engaged in subversive activities, and whom he blames by implication for the chain of occurrences of damage and disaster to industry. He recalls other events, like the war department fire which nearly destroyed the U. S. code books, and promises that he'll follow the smoke and find the fire. Friends of the Dies committee pointed to the logical character of his hypothesis, that the Axis powers and partners would be very glad if disaster should overtake U. S. defense de-fense preparations, seeing that Mr. Roosevelt has promised Britain a fifty-fifty share in the whole job. WAR OF THE WEEK: Siam vs. Indo-China Vichy announced Siam (Thailand) had gone to war with Indo-China which brought to a new front a miniature min-iature war which nevertheless will bring a very real death and destruction destruc-tion to the populations of the countries coun-tries involved. The Siamese, a dark brown race of small stature, are of Japanese and totalitarian leanings. The Indo-Chinese, Indo-Chinese, larger and yellower, are one of the orphans of the Battle of France. The war is another diplomatic outgrowth out-growth of the movement of Japan in southeastern Asia, and brings just one step nearer to the Philippines the Tripartite Powers. AMERICAN SCENE: In Brief L The United States has freed credits cred-its for Martinique, French possession posses-sion in the Indies, and wil allow the purchase of $50,000, mostly in foodstuffs. The move is the first in a series by the U. S. to create a better relationship, to insure against the Nazis getting hold of U. S. -built planes on the beach there. C. Signs of differences of opinion in high circles on national defense were noted. There was a continuance continu-ance of the controversy over the Garand vs. the Johnson automatic rifle. Knudsen said he thought the auto industry might throw itself into plane manufacture with speed and efficiency. Some leading auto men joined plane makers in disagreeing with him sharply. C British moves to get extension of U. S. credit for war purchases were started in this country, with every evidence that the effort will meet with the approval of the administration. ad-ministration. CThe duke of Windsor, in first of 14 interviews with Adela Rogers St John, purporting to tell the story of his abdication and his love for the duchess, blames President Wilson for the present war, saying that a ruler of a country cannot compete with foreign diplomats. Wilsoji, ke said, should not have attended the making of the Versailles pact mm a I.Philiipr A PSYCHOLOGY TEST FOR SOLDIERS Tests in psychology for all men In the army are proposed by officers at Fort nix. where such tests are now being applied to determine the fitness of soldiers in special situations. situa-tions. And Just when it seemed that enlisting in the army might be the only way to escape those things! One of the questions is: "You are driving an auto at night While driving you meet another auto which will not dim its lights, regardless of your signals. What would you do?" The question becomes particularly Important If the gent in the other car happens to be a generaL Another reads: "You are walking along a muddy road carrying a stone In one hand when an auto passes and splashes mud over you. Would you throw the stone? Answer yes or no." There's only one answer, for a soldier to that one: "No. But don't depend on it" Professor Elmer Twitchell, this department's eminent psychologist, has prepared the following tests for volunteers and draft prospects: I. You are driving a limousine to the front. There are four young ladies with you. On the way you S Mfcw' J encounter two majors going to the front on foot. They both give you the thumb in the orthodox hitchhiker hitch-hiker manner. You explain that as you have four girls with you, there is no sense taking them aboard unless un-less they can dig up another major. Go on with the story from there. 2. You have answered the draft summons and presented yourself for physical examination. exami-nation. You are found to be a perfect per-fect specimen, but the examiner is called to the phone, and in stumbling over a chair drops his papers and gets them mixed up. He returns to you and says: "Let's see; you're the one with defective eyesight and deafness in both ears, aren't you?" Which of the three answers would you make: (a) Right you are. (b) No, sir. (c) Yes, and my arches are all gone, too. f 3. You are assigned to guard duty at night on a desolate post Vigilance bores you so you sit down and use a portable radio. While you are listening to the k Pot of Gold program pro-gram a superior officer comes along. Which would you think the best remark to make under the circumstances: cir-cumstances: (a) How do you suppose this radio ra-dio ever got here? (b) Sorry, captain. I forgot where I was. (O Let's both go home so we can win this dough in case our phones ring. ELECTION RESULTS An office-seeker, if defeated. Finds his stock of friends depleted. An office-seeker, if elected. Has friends he'd not before suspected. sus-pected. Richard Armour. It seems good to see America off the scold standard after election, elec-tion, thinks E. B. Jay. A dictator is something that goes in one era and out the next' Our idea of the complete football fan is the fellow who witnesses the game, listens to his portable radio description of it and then buys a paper to see what happened. BORDER INCIDENT The statesmen of (fill in the blank) Took just a little nap. And when they woke they couldn't find Their country on the map. Richard Armour. CAN YOU REMEMBER. Away back when babies were exempt ex-empt as legitimate war targets? When speed laws were as low as 40 miles an hour? When wars could be stopped by ultimatums? DRAFT REACTIONS Drawings are a thing I hate I drew number One-Five-Eight! 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