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THE PAGE TWO WEEKLY Strenuous (EDITOR'S NOTE: When opinions are expressed In these columns, they are those of Western Newspaper Union's news analysts and not necessarily of this newspaper.) Released by Western Newspaper Union. h'AVr-- WNU Service, Union Trust Building, Washington, D. C. Unless I miss my guess badly, as thoe lines appear in print, a number of senators and representatives will be going through one of the nail-bitin- g periods they have ever experienced. When the antisubsidy bill passed the house with such an overwhelming majority enough, if the vote held, to pass it over the President's veto a lot of congressmen were beginning to worry. They were wondering: If the measure really does become law, will the ghost which the President has conjured up really walk? Inflation is that ghost. Nobody wants inflation. Memories are long enough to remember how short the long green shrank after the last war. Suppose there came to pass what all the high- were prebrows and the dicting would, that If you lifted the lid just a it might blow off, members of congress had begun to ask themselves. The memory of the boys selling apples, the memory of mortgages foreclosing, the memory of "Mister, began to stir In many a dormant corner. low-bro- Strange Phenomenon It was a strange but not an unaccustomed phenomenon. The phenomenon of the congressman torn between what the particular group which dominated his constituency wanted and what he felt honestly and sincerely was the best thing for them In the long run. That doubt began to stir. It was an interesting thing to pass through the halls of the Capitol and of the House and Senate Office buildings and talk to these men. You could almost see the spectre rising behind them. The spectre of inflation pointing its finger at them. Whenever you run Into someone whose business it is to feel the pulse of congress, you get the same reaction I have just pictured. Members of congress are worried. They don't want to be blamed for inflation. And that is why now, at this moment, when the fate of the Commodity Credit corporation (which nearly everybody wants) would seem to be sealed by the triumph of the provision, such fate may not be so certain. When this subsidy fight started, t wrote in tjis column that the administration realized it had one of the hardest fights it ever had ahead. That there seemed to be absolutely no compromise in sight The other day, a man, wise In the ways of congress and beholden to no party and, so far as I know In the years I have known him, never a proponent of any measure (his business is to be neutral), said to me: "Wait and see, somebody like Senator Taft will come out with a compromise." Well, I have waited and perhaps by the time you read this you will also have read that somebody "like Senator Taft" has produced the compromise. If not, the administration's "hold the line" policy will bite the dust. See how the congress has struck at almost every brick in that wall. anti-subsi- Treasury Department The treasury said: you must tax the spending money out of the pockets or you'll have inflation. The congress passed a tax bill that would raise about a fifth of what the administration said was necessary. This disregard of treasury's advice was due only in part to a lack of respect for Secretary Morgenthau's tax theories. And everybody blames the President for that. He doesn't have to ket-- Morccnthau In his cabinet, even if he was a good neighbor But conup there on the Hudson. gress wouldn't have taken anyone's advice on that subject The con cress threatened to stop the appropriation and authorization for the Office of Price Administration. It managed to consider bill to take away OPA's powers, bit by bit, to maintain the ceiling on coal and on oil. These are just a few of the many efTorts to Fhakp loose the war restraints. Congress has reflected, honestly enough, the feeling of the B K I K F S The Fourth War Loan drive will 18 end run until Feb- start January ruary 15, 1944. Frau Gertrud Scholtz Klink, Nazi women's leader, hag been making a morale-buildintour of Germany and Austria addressing women's (roups on the glory of German motherhood and the need for matching the production of men. m H people. As the Allies march nearer to victory, the restraints of regular tion and regimentation chafe more and more. But down deep in the hearts of many a lawmaker today is the realization that whether the administration has been right or wrong in the way it has done things, it was right when it said that inflation had to be avoided. And that is why today, unless I miss my guess, or unless some Daniel comes to judgment who can discover a better salve than subsidies, the administration will win, at least a partial victory, in the battle which will be staged in the days just ahead. NORWAY pM-BjejMsf- e W By BAUKIIAGE nervous To stimulate the flow of corn into terminal markets, OPA raised ceilings by nine cents, and then froze prices of oats, barley and sorghum grains preparatory to establishing permanent revaluations. In boosting corn ceilings, OPA said it was complying with the emergency price control act, which stipulates that maximum prices for a commodity shall reflect parity. Under the new tops. No. 2 corn will sell at $1.16 at Chicago and at MinneapoMilwaukee; $1.12 lis and St. Paul; $1.16 at St. at Kansas City and Louis; $1.12 St. Joseph; $1.15 at Peoria; $1.10 at Omaha; $1.1514 at Duluth and Superior; $1.09 at Sioux City, and $1.28'8 at Nashville. Action on oats, barley and sorghums resulted from steadily advancing feed prices because of the sag in corn marketing, OPA said. Rising prices increased costs for poultry and livestock and dairy farmers, OPA declared. ng Veu's Analyst and Commentator. most CORN: Boost Ceilings NEWS ANALYSIS -- Marks Senators, Representatives Worried Over Much Debated Subsidy Question. "Jjjgjgl SWEDEN To meet demands for feed grains In the U. S., a minimum of 75,000,-00- 0 bushels will have to be imported if poultry and livestock goals are to be achieved in 1944, War Food administration estimated. At the same time, the Association of American railroads revealed POLAND Sf4 rJS?fe. SWITZXTT rur!!rTsTRHUNGARn'ir-- A E3 1 There is one thing we are all interested in. Getting from where we are to somewhere else and getting back again. Naturally, we want to do it as cheaply as possible. Today in Washington there is going on the preparation for one of the greatest transportation battles in history. The airlines believe that the war has virtually made the skies their garden. AU they have to do is to spade it When peace comes, and the various re-- , strictions are lifted, the people will spread their wings and fly. The other day, the executives of the leading railways got together. They thought and thought. And this is what came out of the hopper: (1) Reductions in passenger fares, both coach and Pullman, immediately following the war. "We shall have to reduce rates after the war and do it quickly and thoroughly," one executive said. "Any dawdling and hemming and hawing will only result in our emptying our trains again and in the loss of the highly desirable public relations and advertising value that an immediate and voluntary slash would bring." (2) Widespread introduction of lightweight, streamlined coaches and Pullmans, with old cars being scrapped forever. (3) Greater use of modern merchandising techniques. Including larger appropriations for institutional and product advertising. (4) Greater consideration to the comfort and convenience of the passenger, described frankly as a radical departure by onm executive. Jfi Feed Imports FRANCE Railroads Plan For Future Traffic FINLAND?; FTsTONlAg fJIrJ)T v Xv 1 -- sSl tS-S&si- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, NEPHI, UTAH S, Combined Strength of All Allied Power Concentrated for 3 Pronged Thrust On Hitler's Jittery German Stronghold; New Plan Devised for Pacific Strategy Dark Spectre of Inflation Rises to Haunt Congress Nail-Biti- TIMES-NEW- YUGOSLAVIA :' yionVesaWei-- that 50 additional freight cars were being made available daily to Canadian lines for hauling grain, mainly into Utah and the Southeast. Capable of moving 2,000,000 bushels a month, these cars are in addition to the 1,000 in use in the North- v & west. As of December 4, Commodity Credit corporation announced the U. S. had purchased 53,000,000 bushels of Canadian wheat, of which 45,000,000 already have been imported by rail and water. Banned in 1942, suspender buttons have been ordered restored to work pants by the War Production board. "Big Three' map sledge hammer blows vs. Axis from north, south and east, as illustrated on map. (See: Statesmen Confer.) STATESMEN CONFER: Map War Strategy FLU: 'Seasonal Increase' WAR MANPOWER: Cut Needs With the Big Four pledged to the destruction of Germany and Japan, all eyes turned to Cairo's historic Mena house where Turkey's Ismet Inonu met with President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill to dis- Against the 2,000,000 new workers which the War Manpower commission estimated would be needed in the munitions industries by July, 1944, only 1,100,000 actually will be required, but military demands recuss his country's role in the war. main unchanged. Even as the statesmen met in the Because of changes in munitions shadow of Egypt's massive pyrarequirements and the high rate of mids, Germany played her hand, production achieved, WMC said workers will be sufficient to massing mechanized forces against Turkey's Balkan border in an ob- meet scljpdMles. Of the 1,100,000 new to influence vious effort the Turks' workers, mott will be recruited women under 45. position. F.D.R. and Churchill met with To achieve their goal of 11,300,000 conInonu following their three-da- y men next July, the army and ference with Premier Stalin of Rus- navy by will actually call more than sia in Teheran, Persia, where the 2,000,000 during the year, as first Big Three pledged a finish fight planned, WMC said. Discharges and west from the east, against Germany casualties will create a bigger drain and south, and established the basis to keep the ranks at full strength. nafor a democratic community of Draft calls during January and Febtions. ruary will continue at the current Meeting previously with China's rate of 300,000 to 350,000 per month. Generalissimo Chiang F.D.R. and Churchill had vowed to SOLDIERS' VOTE: surrender on the unconditional force Japs, and restore all territory the States' Control Passenger's Interest Killing the Lucas (111.) - Green "The railways have been too Nipponese have overrun since 1894. (R. I.) bill allowing soldiers overprone to subject the passenger's inseas to vote under terest to the whims o mechanical Hurry Invasion Barges and operating offices and to the reTwenty thousand manufacturing federal supervision, quirements of mail and express firms have been given a special the senate adopted priority for the production of inva- and sent to the schedules," he commented. inof rate struc- sion craft and ordered to speed up house a measure (5) Simplification tures by establishing a common base deliveries during the fore part of spired by Senator James Eastland rate for the whole country, and sim- 1944. As was the case prior to the U. S. (Miss.) leaving elecplification of accounting methods. tion rules up to the (6) Restrictive union rules which invasion of North Africa, shipbuildwill nullify, as airlines grow larger, ers have been given precedence over states. Under Eastland's gasoline and othmuch of their prewar personalized planes, er programs, proposal, states production urgency service sales appeal. "So long as there were only about and the navy has curtailed orders were asked to pass I to provide addifor destroyer-escort- s legislation allowing 350 passenger-carryin- g planes in the for constructing the vets abroad to vote tutu'-...., country, carrying about 20 passen- tional facilities in local, state and landing barges, amgers each, the personalized service vesfederal elections by Senator James created a tremendous sales appeal. phibious trucks, tank landing Eastland establishing a sys- When the airways go after mass sels, etc. tern beof postcard apAfter being given the passenger traffic, they will find this fore the North African operations, plications for absentee ballots to be type of selling impossible," said shipbuilders turned out 750 million distributed by air mail free. executive. Included In the measure was an dollars worth of invasion craft in (7) Restoration of passenger servamendment by Senator Robert Taft five months. ice at many points. (Ohio), assuring all parties of equal "We have denuded our railway of ITALY: of campaign publicity. shares passenger service at many points and we are thoroughly ashamed of Nazis' Line Sags SOUTHWEST PACIFIC: having done so," one official said. Fighting over muddy slopes, U. S. (8) Greater comfort and better mountain Mac, Arthur's New Plan fogpy gained service on all carriers from local troops While U. S. and Australian troops the road to overlooking heights trains to the extra fare Rome, and along the Adriatic to the slowly hacked their way through trains. east. Gen. Bernard Montgomery's Southwest Pacific jungles. Gen. 9 Speeding up of passenger Eighth army pimrh' rl its way up a Douglas MacArthur's representative schedules by surh means as con- coastal the highway at the Cairo conference revealed the strip tinuing to take out curves, reducing hob of Piscara. general's new master plan for destops, and improving "head-enopAlthough the Nazis winter line feating the Japanese. erations" (mail and express load- fagged in some mc'its under the MacArthur's plan calls for caping and unloading). pressure if Allied infantry ture of the rich East Indies, cutting After that pronouncement, the steady and artillery, it recoiled in others, off the Japs' principal source of oil railway executives stepped forth and arc! on the I' S. fr t;t. the Germans for their mechanized forces, and announced in stentorian tones that clung to the p;i; s at Migswtno affordotherwise slashing their long supply ttiey were not afraid of competition ing iw'.-sto tin' n ad to Rome, lines to the home islands. from the skyways. while i n the Fir.tish the eneTo achieve this objective. "Fine," says Die humble traveler, my n a !l to chfck the Tommies has sought to lure the big "we don't care whether it's airways farthi r in! .! d. Jap fleet out into the open for a or railways, so long as we get where in the rain. U. S finish fight, but the wily Nipponese Fighting hr;o. we want to go and get bark, ecos w'h packs clambered up have evaded battle, preferring to Doughb and nomically comfortably." rocky yp.pcs cm n too steep for mule remain close to bases under air We will. cover or behind reefy coral barriers. supply trail s. 0 Kai-she- high-octan- e h d d s Mac-Arth- fp-nt- With the number of influenza cases in the U. S. five times under that of and deaths from the sickness in Great Britain far below the proportions of 1937, the world presently faces no flu epidemic comparable to that of 1918, when 20,000,000 died. So said a spokesman for the U. S. Public Health Service. However, he cautioned that persons suffering from colds, grippe and flu remain at home to prevent spreading the illness, especially in view of the shortage of doctors and nurses and the difficulty imposed in handling many patients. In the U. S., the spokesman termed the rising rate of influenza cases as a "normal seasonal increase," while he pointed out that the deaths in Great Britain's large cities for a single week recently fell far short of the 2,000 recorded weekly during the epidemic of 1937. 1941, RUSSIA: New Army While German military commentators reported that the Russians were moving up a whole newly equipped army to continue their winter offensive, the Reds followed their traditional tactics of conducting large scale attacks all along 600 miles of front in an effort to break through a weak spot. Their drive beyond Gomel slowed with the reorganization of 300,000 German troops withdrawn from advance positions, the Reds opened up a heavy offensive in the Dnieper bend, above the industrial centers of Krivoi Rog and Nikopol, where the Nazis have held their ground for several months. In this sector, the Reds poured troops onto the western banks of the Dnieper at two points, and In the fighting that ensued, they sought to crush German forces wedged between them. Sales In filling stations in 1943 will approximate 2'i billion dollars, compared with 3 billion in 1942 and the peak 3 billion In 1941. NATIONAL RANKS: Assets in Billions Rich in natural resources, the U. S. is equally rich in finance, with total assets of 5.058 national banks approximating 66 billion dollars. Figures show: Private deposits of 40 billion dollars; U. S. deposits of almost 11 billion; municipal and stale deposits of 2' billion. Loans and discounts of 10 billion dollars: investments in U. S. billion dollars; securities of 35 holdings of other stocks, bonds and securities of 3 billion 400 million, of which 2 billion represents state and other political obligations. Capital stock of the banks totals 1'4 billion dollars, with surplus, undivided profits and reserves of 2 billions. PRO FOOTBALL by Ilaukhage The torpedo plane was first conceived by the late Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske in 19U. He got the idea for the new weapon when stationed in the Philippines, as a defense against g a Japanese attack S'i the Japanese "have never fcei n 't beaten"? tell that to a Ko rean. K"iea h is defritted the Jhi in war ml om c hot Uue im t l)-o- II I C, II L I G II TS The nation's steelwork-er- s have better filled pay envelopes than ever before, the American Iron and Steel Institute reports. October's payroll totaled nearly 145 million dollars, compared with 143 million r I I2fi million in Ocin September, tober of last e ir Average hourly order $1 lfi. It wage is now j was SI 08 a ytar There are 615.000 or the p !:. now. thi The English HI.O( village of Decnthorpc has been completely wrecked by the crash of a Flying Fortress loaded with 6.000 pounds of bombs. Neither fliers nor villagers were injured, however, as the crew parachuted to safety, and then ran about arousing the townsho fled to the fields. Ten people, minutes later, the plane exploded SH-J.I.-: j neics 1 j to bits. Wartime cash boosted attendance at professional football games to a new high average of 26.811 per game, the National Football league reports. This is an increase of 36 7 per cent over last year, and 24 per cent over 1941. the previous high mark. Total attendance for the 40 regularly scheduled games this season amounted to 1. 072, 419 Last year 1,079.148 fans watched 55 regular games. Highest drawing card in the league was the New York Giants club. mi nrs m W 1 i MM m m i sw At- . - m AN- ""US. CLASSIFIED DEPARTMENT OFFICE EQUIPMENT - S: News Reel: Insiders discussed the Windsors nd de Marigny . . . One revealed the cause for the rift between them . . . It appears that some time ago the de Marignys received an invitation to a party at the Windsor house . . . "We're not going," de Marigny is supposed to have tactlessly said publicly. "We have our own friends for a party and don't want to be bothered" . . . This must be an old one, but what matter? . . . Congressman Chas. Eaton was asked why in the Senate the committee is called "Foreign Relations" and in the House it is known as "Foreign Affairs" . . . "The Senate," Eaton is supposed to have replied, "is too old to have affairs!" The OWI tells the column that its conductor was denounced in an off- Nazi propaganda broadcast from Berlin via D. N. B. on Nov. 17th . . . The attack said in part: "The U. S. news services have a low mentality. To mix up gossip with political facts is an American technique. Gossip of a very low nature is constantly used. It is the gossip of the very common who can only look at things from the limited perspective of the ego. For example: Two children who sailed on the Lusitania in spite of German warnings, and who lost their lives, were discussed at the time in the press down to their pink ribbons and lace garments, but no one in America heard of the 100,000 German children who died owing to the British-U- . S. hunger blockade, and no one, therefore, realized that the war was the logical consequence. "Walter Winchell is an example of the depth to which public life reaches when human interest becomes an end in itself. He reports on society gossip from the private lives of well known people, on commercial and personal wrongdoings, divorce scandals, triangle affairs and unnatural dispositions. His readers number about 27,000,000, and It has been stated officially that most of his FACTS are incorrect" . . . Heheheh . . . 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Open Writs for complete information and FREE application form NATIONAL BENEFIT LIFE ASSOCIATION M. E. Hlsroa, See. Mitchell, S. IX Warless Winters In medieval times, by agreement, armies never waged war actively in winter. Tou breathe freer almost instantly as just drops Penetro Nose Drops open your 2 nose to grive your head cold air. Use only as directed. 25c, 24 times as much for 60c. Get Penetro Nose Drops Caution: Parrot Upside-Dow- n The parrot of AuThe Dials: Anyone who is still stralia hangs upside down from a deceived by Franco's neutrality act branch to sleep. should flip his dials to Radio Madrid (Franco's mouthpiece), which spends all its time sending mash notes to Germany, Japan and Argentina . . . One way to rouse the silver-linin- g pollyanalysts out of their daydreams is to nudge them with the grim fact that even when America wins a battle many Americans are There's good reason why PAZO ointlost . . . Another battle the Nazis ment has been used by so many millions: are losing is the battle of wits. They of sufferers from simple Piles. First, PAZO ointment soolhes inflamed areas offered $20,000 for the capture of relieves pain and ilchinK. Second, General Tito, the heroic Yugoslav PAZO ointment lubricate hardened, dried The parts helps prevent craehinc and radio guerrilla. Yugoslav soreness. Third. PAZO ointment tends to reduce swelling and check bleeding. by offering a reward for the Fourth. It's easy to use. PAZO ointcapture of Gen. Pavlich, the Yugoment's perforated Pile Pipe makes apslav Quisling. They offered 35 cents plication simple, thorough. Your doctor can tell you about PAZO ointment. . . . T'azi barbarism, witnessed by our r diers, left them with an UflJWrTrTli3U.M,lW-- l hatred fo? Germans, Quent lynolds reported. Shove that down 9ie throats of the fools who talk in about a soft peace and still believe Nazis are people. blue-crown- ed un-dy- Invest Simon & Schuster's next big book will be "Target Germany" to be given the Willkie treatment (paper cover). It's the story of the 8th Air Force and was written on assignment from Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker by two nationally known mag writers. Though anonymous in the book, they are Major Richard Thruelsen, editor of the SEP, and Capt. Arthur Gordon former managing editor of Good Housekeeping. Films abont the war do not tempi soldiers. The most popular picturei are those that feature girls, gags and Grable . . . The shortage of Jokt scribblers hasn't harmed most radic comics. Their radio surveys are higher than ever . . . One of the better short subjects is titled "Worn, en at War." It stars the WACS, lr An extechnicolor citing new book is "Where's Sam my?" It details the adventures ol one of FDR's favorite picture-snapper- s Sammy Schulman. It ii crowded with attractive newspaperman stuff, too. The publisher It Random House. eye-fillin- g ... Liberty it Buy War Bonds wwm MANY DOCTORS RECOMMEND THISTONIC If Too "Tin Easily--, h.ve low resistance to colds and minor Dls dus to lack of ths Vital Elements natural A ft D Vitamins Scott's Emultry taking sion daily the year around I National survey shows many doctors recommend Scott's to help build up resistance, bring back energy and stamina I Buy Scott's today at all druggists IT'S tood-tasti- nf 1 a! GOOD-TASTI- Some of the quiz shows have be come comedy programs, with th questions serving as stooges foi quips . . . Movietown should dream WNU W 50-- 43 up new angles about films dcalinj With Tot places. many of the recent ones fall in thi same pattern. You cannot maki Americans understand the nature ot the enemy with yawns . . . Holly wood makeup wizards should qui' iielp 'I hem Ucanjwj tire Blood of Harmful Body Waste trying to give Dinah Shore a coatini Tear ktdom are constantly flltsrlnf of glamour. They hide her fresh waste matter from the blond stream. But natural appeal. kMaeya sometimes 1st fa their work de sot act as N stars Intended fall as remove Imparities that, Ii retained, saf Nothing that happens In the rer poisoaj the eystesji aad a pees tae vbeie body sjierhinery. of the world can change the first Symptoms may be aafgtaf beekeehet persieteat keadshe, attacks of diaitiirss, night swanky doodles. They stil up nights, swelling, pernness fettinf have the best seats, the best clothei eader the eyes a feelins of aereoea and loss nf pep aad strength. and the worst manners . . . If yot aaiiety Other signs of kidney or bladder diswant to fracture some illusions abou order are eometimee burning, seaaty er kao frequent urination. Broadway have a look at the pasty There should he no doabt that prewip faced, weary Droadwayites. who si treatment is wiser than aealeet. Use Deee's fills. Deee's keee beea winning around fn the Near places. new Mends for snore thsa forty years. ly all of thern appear ten years old repwUti'sa, They bare a aatioa-wid- e Are reeommeaded ky sratefel people see er than they are and they feel eooetf y ever. Ask peer ejeieAerf , . . Why doen't someone stop thi radio clowns from using physics disabilities as the subject tir quJp pins'