The Crosbyton Review. (Crosbyton, Tex.), Vol. 34, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, January 16, 1942 Page: 2 of 10
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ANALYSIS^_By Edward C. Wayne.
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THE CROSRYTON ftEVIEW
|Bi|dgeLm World's Hisloiy
Expanding of U. S. War Program
Cost.Ration 56 Billion- Dollars^
Continue to Push Back Nazis
•i' (KSITOK'I NOTE—When opinion* M ozproaaed In theaa eolomna, th«T
• " ar j&M9 •! the neva analyst and sat aeceaaarily of tbla nawapapar.)
(Released by Weatern NeW <pap«r Union.)
SOMEWHERE IN CHINA.—Veteran Chinese soldiers of this type, pic-
tured at a railway station "Somewhere 111 China," are advancing toward
Malaya to aid" the hard-pressed forces of the'BriUsh against the Japii.
It was reported that veterans of this type took part Ih the slaughter of
Jap troops In the Changsha, China, sector.
Billions on Billions
Americans who had been given
"grim satisfaction by theJPresident's
stirring message to congress faced
with what -courage they could, mus-
hier the huge bill that will have to
be paid, 56 billions of ^dollars.
Congress, to a man, had told Jthe
President "we will give you the
money." OPM had said, "We can
and will do it," and labor said, "we
will not stop working." ... And the
country*-. ..With— suntf isingly "little
grumbling, but with go small mpas-
ure of worrying, decided to dig down
into its earnings to foot half the
bill this year.
Twenty,-g.ftven billions of dollars,
taxes of nine billions on lop of 18
billions were to be levied to meet
as much as possible of the "duU" bill
as it is spent ,
On the basis of. 130,000,000 people,
tee expenditure to taxes for the fed-
eral war program, added to what-
r.,.,.eve'r local and state taxes might be
levied, would be $204 for each per-
son, man, woman or child; $813
for a family of four. That of course
was an average, with those better
able to pay shouldering the larger
portion of the burden.
The "overall" war expenditure
estimate was thus brought to 131
billions, or three times the total
cost to this country of World War
_ Mr. Roosevelt frankly had told
newsmen it was the biggest budget
in the history of the world. Gov-
ernment authorities said it was twice-
the estimated annual war expendi-
ture of .Germany.
~ On top of the taxes, it '.would be
iWoilaff' 'tb'Borrbw-42-tullifips. The
national debt, therefore, would sky-
rocket to $110,000,000.000. or about
three times the huge figure of June,
The nine extra billifcns,, the Presi-
dent said, would be divided into sev-
en billions in direct taxes of various
types, thnugtV he said he opposed a
general sales tax. The other two
billions would be in the form of new
social security, taxes.
Existing taxes of all descriptions
would be continued, and they have
been estimated as due to produce 18
The war allocations hfld been split
as follows: 18% billions for the army;
17 billions for supplement but un-
specified items; seven billions to
the navy; 7% billions for the lease-
lend program; 1 Vi billions for the
maritime commission's merchant
ship program, the. rest for mis-
cellaneous purposes. ~
Perhaps a billion can be lopped
off of non-defense government ac-
I;: y- tivities, the President said—that is
Local and World
"" Britain was exultant over the pro-
gram, bfelieved it adequate for the'
•wittiest possible victory, and praised
the administration to the skiee-fer-
the stand it was faking, and the X-
Y-Z or all-out plan to win the war'.
Owf London headline had been
tn ieal—!The Yanks Are Coming,"
ras the British answer to
the British Isles * 11*1*
._ premier, John
President's plan was
" : and fighting." -
the plan ''sensational
and was not to be
(S, the Italian
and the Reich
I WVDi MwlnVi i
a future that
"Reports frorfi" the Tar Eastern
fronts, with the exception of China,
were uniformly continuing stories
of increased Japanese pressure to
occupied zones,, and uniform efforts
to extend Japanese operations.
„ The British had doggedly been
holding on in Malaya, but steadily
and slowly falling back toward Sing-
The Japs apparently had com-
plete mastery of the air in. Luzon,
A Couple of Go^d jGracks at Herr Hitler
and it" was deemed only a question
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"AN INSIDE STORY
Here is the inside story on what
happened in all the fuss and furore
over tl\e Free" French seizure of the
two tiny North Atlantic islands of
The story illustrates a very im-
portant point: That U.U.-British, for-
eign policy has got to pull closer to-
gether in the future,, and that state
department" "officials might have
thought twice aboGt slapping Brit-
ish policy in the face—especially at
a. time when Winston-Churchill was
sitting in the White House working
on plans for closer Anglo-American
cu-urdinatiqn. ■ *- ; t-
The-crux of the situation was that
French islands long havq been sus-
pected of giving information Vo
Vichy—and then to Berlin—on Brit-
ishT cbnvoys crossing the North. At-
lantic also on Britain-bound boipb?
ers hopping off from Newfoundland,.
French fishing vesselg from St,
Pierre-Miquelon c?uise all over the
Newfo'tifadiamd banks and are in an
excellent position to observe Allied
activity in this vital part of the At-
lantic. More recently, Nazi subma-
rines have been prowling closer to
U. S. shores* and it was suspected
they might be getting information—
or eVeh' Stipplies^-from the fishing
So the British gave the nod,^to-
General DeGaulle to move into the
islands. In tact they even let his as-
sociate, Vice Admiral Muselier, take
three .French corvettes'" to do the
job. There was no great secret
i'boutr it, for Admiral' Muselier
stopped-in"-Canada to talk to Ca-
nadian Naval Minister Angus Mac-
Donald, and also picked up some
American newspaper men to wit-
ness the taking over of the two is-
- From Germany comes a'photograph (left) passed by the propaganda-bureau containing the following ad-
mission; "a firman tnntnri fii unit-stalled by snow on the Eastern front." ThuS did Old King Winter lake
a crack at Adolf. And here is,'Jacques Soustelle (right), reprcsentatlviFoFthe Free French, taking a crack at
Hitler in/Mexico City,"at ceremony known as the breaking of.the "pinata.i* As the pinata' in this case.was
an effigy of Hitler, Jacques found new strength in his arm;';™ ' _
Singapore, Gibraltar of East, Is Rich Prize
However, on the. morning -Admiral
- Muselier placed the Free £Tehch
flag on St. Pierre-Miquelon, Secre-
tary Hull, getting the news at his
"breakfast table, hurried to the state
.department and OK'd a scathing
statement, castigating the "so-
called" Free French.
This upset the British considera-
bly, because they had been, encour-
.. . . , . , aging the French people to think: 6f
the placing of a well-trained Chi- < J, „ . .
'6 " "the Free French not as a "so-called'V
nese army in Burma, together with : . 7 . - .
, ', . ' . .. [ government, but as a government
other Allied forces, ready mg thenar ° , . , ■ " ...
. _ .. , . • u. X. t i more truly free and representative
selyft for an onslaught on the Jap-1 ... „ . ,
* of the .French people than Vichy.
anese rear at Malaya was one of J
Also it upset the Jugoslavs, the
of time how .long General MacAr-
thur's army -could hold out.
Where the main defense was com-
ing was obscure and remained a
military secret, but there were cer- |
tain indications which were saicfio
be giving Tokyo plenty to worry j
about. — - j
For instance, the naming of Wa-j
veil as supreme' commander, and 1
of a" well-trained Chi- <
Another was the American [ and
Australian insistence that strongest
possible aid be given to the Dutchi
On top of thir came-the word that
Java would be chosen as general
headquarters of the Allied opera-
A glance at the Southwest Pacific
maps showed the position of Java
and Sumatra and their relation to
the Malacca straits and the open
ocean route to the south to Darwin,
a [^cw qa (macksj ^
fay M y"%\ Hk
ths 6<a«>airar< kmf -comoattti ix $
Dutch, the Greeks and a lot of oth-
er "so-called" goverpments which
have been maintaining headquarters
in London and have been calling
themselves the real governments of
their countrig^^^evep though in
However, Secretary Hull 'Seemed
to be even more upset than thp Brit-
ish. He had made a deal" with
Vichy's Admiral Robert' in 'Marti-
nique a few days before, by which
The defenses of Singapore, the Gibraltar of the East, are, naturally, military secrets, bat this map of the
British island fortress gives some idea of the city's size, its resources and harbor facilities. Raid-free in
the first days of the Pacific war, Singapore was attacked repeatedly by Jap bombers but valiantly defended.
Martial law was declared In the Singapore afea shortly after the first attack by Japanese invaders. %
Putting Extra Stretch in Rubber Hotel Gets War Wraps
Australia, and plainly indicated the Admiral Robert was to keep ah eye
iU.i a i nrv St Piprrp-MinnnlnnL'-VA nrl Via foIt
general tactic that was most likely
to be pursued.
Japan, to break supply lines along
this route, would have to move a con-
siderable naval force out of the Chi-
na sea and into the open South Pa-
cific and that' could only be done
with gri^voBB results to the lantf
News from Russia had been uni-
formly-good, with 572 towns report-
ed captured in one week, 10,000 en-
emy troops slain, and huge quanti-
ties of booty taken. . "
Hitler went to toe front, made his
headquarters at Smolensk, and sud-
denly* founa . he"*^mr"ofily 45 rijtles
from Where the- ehief fighting was.
He was believed to have moved his
headquarters hurriedly farther to
The Crimean debacle was equal-
ling the disaster befalling the Ger-
man arms in the north around Len-
ingrad. Turkey bad temperatures
far below zero, coldest in Turkish
history, and that was an indication
of .what the ill-prepared Germans
and their Italian and Rumanian al-
lies had. to stand in tb# Crimea, or-
dinarily the warmest part of Russia.
The Germans were resisting most
strongly on the .central front In
the north the Russians had even re-
captured Hogland island, which had
been taken by the Finn*,-and it was
evident that the Finlafiders, report-
edly deserted by thelr Nazl com-
rades, were "rapidly getting into
tile safest possible places, and los-
ing one dangwous spot after an-
on St Pierre-MiqueloiW -And he felt
-this agreement' "should be. kept. So,
his Tennessee' dander up, Mr. Hull
cabled U. S. Ambassador Winant in
London to take up the matter witfi"
the British government.
Ambassador Winant, in turn, went
to Malcolm MacDonald, minister of
colonies, who was upset that the
United States and Britain, shpuld
be working at cross-purposes, and
telephoned his friend Lord Beaver-
brook back in Washington to have
Churchill straighten the matter out
By that time, Sam .Reber, in the
state.department, had telephoned R.
E. Barclay of the British embassy
wanting to know what the British
were up to. and every Anglo-Ameri-
can co-ordinator seemed to, be in
every other Anglo-American coordi-
What the President said to
secretary, of state is their secret,
but in the end Mr. Hull adopted a
milder tone toward the Free French
and is working out a compromise
agreement with the Canadians. •
The . crux 'of the controversy, of
course, is that Mr. Hull still be-
lieves in appeasing' Sichy, and the
British gave that up long ago.
. The British say that General.De-
Gaulle did most of the "fighting for
the Allied cause in Syria, while
Vichy, in resisting,killedmany Brit-
ish troops. So they are going to
suck wmf DeGaulle.
But whichever side is right—the
British or Secretary JHPull—fit" might
pay, to work out sorrje teamwork in
In addition , to the. successes for
th« Reds rm thc Crimean peninsula,
which were rtptdly~faTIIng tfie siege
of Sevastopol, the Russians were
gaining in the Donets basin.
British sources reported they had
evidence that General" Rommel had
given up hope o* eventual
r-gofo' my*, arid'Kizr
on a pitch battle in the most
tevorabi'e ground he cotdd -^bd. >
This was a plateau on which there
was .considerably todlT fclay. founda-
tion than desert sand, whi^h would
aid the German mechanised forces;
<wMl afford better than average land-
ing mots for Dlanes.
when you want*
that next job o/
You will get first class work,-
nnd you will get it when
promised, for having work
done when promised is one
" of the -ruler of ~thia office.'*"
If you prefer, send the order
by mail or bring it to the of*
fice in person.
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Let Vs Show You
What We Can
Walt Disney has scheduled "Peter
Pan" as the feature-length produc-
tion to follow "Bambi." Disney ani-
mators are also creating new char-
- actors for a series of filipY b*ge<jk eo
■""Disney's recent trip to South Amer-
ica. But Donald Duck goes right onl
Way back in late November Mona
Maris began doing something abou*
her Christmas vacation; "I Married
an Angel1' was keeping her busy a-
the M-G-M studio, but she put hex
wbra-itr-for a trip to New York lot
We will all have to do without new automobile tires for the present.
Next best thing is a retreading job on yonr old ones, if they are too
'smooth for safety. At left you see a re-treading operation in progress.
A "camel back," or new1 rubber top, Is vulcanised to the old casing to
give a new gripping tread.. At the right is shown how a worn-out tire
compares with one that has just been given a face lift, or a new tread.
The recapped tire is at left; "the old "smoothy" beside it.
Sanitarium & Clinic
■ IMieat, Surgical, and DimrnoiUa
Dr. J. T. Krueger
Dr. J. H. Stilesr *
Dr. Henrie E. Mast
Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat
Dr. J. T. Hutchinson
Dr. Ben. B. Hutchinson'
. Dr. E. MJ. Blake
Infants & Children
Dr. M. C; Uverton
Dr. Arthur Jenkins
Dr. J. P. Lattimore
Dr. H. C. Maxwell
Diy G. S. Smith
Dr. R. H. McCarty
Dr. W. A. Reser
Dr. J. D. Donaldson
Dr. 0. R. Hand
X-Ray & Laboratory
Dr. James D. Wilson
Clifford E. Hunt
J. H. Pel ton
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Fire, Life and Automobile.
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Protection is as strong as the
Company behind the Policy.
Service is as reliable as the
individuals who provide it.
Geo. E. Mayes, Agt.
Completing the job of placing,
sandbags outside the.office windowi
of Hotel Bossert in Brooklyn. The
barriers wefe ihstalled so the hotel
organisation could keep functioning
in cajejil.An air raid.
As Gas Goes on Ration in Hawaii Guards Singapore
Lend-lease officials were puzzled
by a British request for "horn and
hoof meal" manufactured from dead
cattle—until they learned it was ex-
cellent for extinguishing incendiary
*Most.sjtaggering lend-lease request
was for one railroad—complete with
locomotives and freight cars. The
order has been filled, and shipped
off to Iran.
Before buying cloth for army rain?
coats, "the qu'artermaster depot in
Philadelphia tests it with a machine
that creates an artificial rain storm.
For military reasons details can't
be .revealed', but -the U. S. ls pro-
ducing an anti-airoraft gun that Is
more powerful and deadly than any
now in uss/ln the army. Jhe new
weapon is designed to combat strat-
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, This censor->approved photo which was received from Honolulu shows
Honolulu automobile owners lined* up ever" two blocks on the first day,
waiting at the city hall to get tbelr gasoline ratien tickets. Note the
pand bag barricade ,en each side of<4He entrance. This is for the pro-
tection ef the armed guards. - / ■
Lieut. Gen. Sir Henry Pownall,
hew British «Mef In the Far feast,
who succeeded Sir Robert Brooke-
Popham.^Hls first job"was sto stem
the Jap ln^Sirbn of Malaya.
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