The Howe Messenger (Howe, Tex.), Vol. 17, No. 28, Ed. 1 Friday, August 9, 1940 Page: 4 of 6
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THE HOWE MESSENGER
Friday, August 9, 1940
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This campaign will be no pillow
fight. Ex-Senator Reed was pun-
ished by the President for taking a
walk by being called a sweat-shop.
The President paddled Johnny Hane
and Lew Douglas by saying they
think more of dollars than humanity.
I can’t get excited about any of
this. Jim Reed isn’t a sweat-shop.
An attractive lady in Kansas City
named Nellie Donnelly got the idea
of applying automobile quantity
production methods to the manufac-
ture of women’s dresses. This made'
them at low cost and high excel-
lence. Accordingly, she began to
make so much money that a gang
kidnaped her. Jim was her lawyer.
This made him so mad that he
swore to rescwa her without a ran-
som and to jail her abductors. This
he duly did and his righteous wrath
carried him over into romance. He
married the gal.
But that doesn’t make Jim a
sweat-shop. I studied that case per-
sonally in NRA. Wages and work-
ing conditions in Nellie’s factories
were by so far the best in that in-
dustry that her code competitors’
principal complaint was that she
vwas setting standards too high for
them to equal.
Lew Douglas and Johnny Hane
may care something about dollars,
and who doesn’t. But neither of
them has been nearly as successful
in corralling dollars as the Presi-
dent’s own family—after, but never
before, his election in 1932.
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JEFFERSON AND HAMILTON
WASHINGTON. — The President,
should not be displeased at the de-’
parture of Democrats. The whole;
political scene has changed to a sort
of game of “prisoner’s base.” The
Republicans have nominated a
Democrat of such characteristic col-
or that Thomas Jefferson would rec-
ognize him as a kindred spirit long
before he could ever distinguish Mr.
Roosevelt from Alexander Hamilton.
Mr. Roosevelt has held up to the
yeomen, as Prince of Wales, Mr.
Wallace, a Republican by heredity
and long conviction, who says thaf
he turned his political coat only be-
cause the Republicans hadn’t d<5ne
enough for agriculture.
There! is more in both Democratic
and,/ Republican principle than is
dreamt of in that philosophy.
In the President’s cabinet there
are only two indubitable Democrats
—Hull and Farley. There are now
four Republicans—Stimson, Knox,-
Wallace and Ickes—two Socialists or
something—Hopkins and Perkins—•
and a couple of no pronounced po->
litical parentage, Jackson and Mor-
As for Jeffersonian policy—decen-
tralization of government — states
rights — government by laws, not
men—no personalized power—rota-
|tion in office—federal economy—as
(little government as is consistent
:with keeping men from injuring
.each other—Mr. Roosevelt opposes
Whether Mr. Willkie will be re-
garded as a reborn Republican or
(Democrat nominated on the Repub^
tlican ticket, his whole philosophy is
jas faithfully Jeffersonian as Mr:
'Roosevelt’s is the reverse of that.
1 In the traditional American politi-
cal sense it is far more difficull
,to see how a Democrat could sup
jport Mr. Roosevelt, than to wondei
how he could fail to support Mr'j
: Alexander Hamilton didn’t think
jmen could be trusted to govern
jthemselves except through a self-
jperpetuating beneficent despotism?
Mr. Jefferson asked, if man couldn’t
govern himself had he found angels
(to govern him? Plainly Mr. Roose-
velt concurs with. Hamilton and ha£
practically uttered and surely acted
the belief that both the annointed
governor and his successor have
Many sincerely believe and faith-
fully follow the President on this old
Federalist theory, which is their
right. But that hardly justifies the
President in castigating as “party
Xenegades” all those Democrats who
If it were not for the bondage of
the South to bitter memories of the
Civil war, no southern Democral
'could possibly follow Mr. Roosevelt.
■ He has taken away from them
protection of the two-thirds convene
tion rule, ruined the export market
for their principal crop, cotton, neg-
lected to recognize the discrimina
tion against them in freight rates
and their competitive necessity foi
differentials in wage rates. Nc
great political power since Thaddeus
Stevens has been more unsympa
thetic toward their problems.
Southern Democratic leaders who
have opposed this have been con
demned as “feudalists.” Grea'
southern congressmen such as Gar
ner, Robinson, Barkley, Byrnes,
Clark, both Bankheads, Rayburn
Doughton and Marvin Jones have
simply had to swallow it in the
name of party loyalty, but it was sc
brutally inconsiderate that it could
have left little room for love and
These great political shifts take
time to reveal themselves but it be-
comes clearer daily that Mr. Roose-
velt heads a new party which Harry
Hopkins once described as thr
“have-nots against the haves.”
Bruckart's Washington Digest
New U. S. Political Alignment
Is Now Taking Definite Shape
Banter at the Fight Camps.
By WILLIAM BRUCXART
WNU Service, National Press Bldg.,
Washington, D. C.
four years ago, I wrote in these col-
umns an expression of belief that
President Roosevelt would be the
instrumentality of our era to bring
about a -realignment of political
groupings in the United States. I
wrote, then, that his own thoughts
and actions, together with the
sources of the advice he was accept-
ing, would bring about this result
whether Mr. Roosevelt so intended
The prediction that I made in No-
vember, 1936, was based upon what
I believed likely to be the princi-
ples to which Mr. Roosevelt would
adhere in his second administra-
tion. There was no intimation at
that time, however, that Mr. Roose-
velt could, or would, be a nominee
for a third term as President. Even
without that indication, the wide
breach between the conservatives of
both Democratic and Republican
parties, on the one hand, and the
advisors that surrounded the Presi-
dent seemed certain to accomplish
the end that I then predicted.
With Mr. Roosevelt seeking his
third term under the Democratic la-
bel, and Wendell Willkie running as
the Republican nominee, there sure-
ly can no longer be any doubt that
the campaign of 1940 will see a
complete and very unusual shift
among voters. The closing of the
polls on November 5 will have re-
corded, I believe, probably the great-
est transition in political thought
alignment that our nation ever has
An assertion so broad requires an
explanation. An explanation of the
reasons can go only to the funda-
mentals of the circumstance. That
brings the statement that, in the
minds of many long-experienced pol-
iticians, the issues are going to be
more sharply defined this fall than
in most any campaign within the
recollection of this observer.
Issue of Third Term
Will Be Hotly Debated
First, anyone who doubts that the
Republicans and anti-third term
Democrats are going to let the third
term issue pass unnoticed must be
somewhat “teched” iri the head.
From what is now plainly visible,
every fact and every possible sup-
position about a third term, or the
tradition against any man staying
in the White House for 12 years,
will be filling the air and the news-
papers from the moment that Mr.
Willkie’s speech of formal accept-
ance is recorded. It is much too
obvious to pass by also, that the
Roosevelt opponents will accuse him
of every type of malicious design
and insincerity which clever politi-
cal brains can conjure into written
or spoken word.
From many sources among Dem-
ocrats who are sticking to party
faith and doctrine, always hereto-
fore strongly resentful of the third
term idea, I hear that preserva-
tion of the party, itself, depends
upon preventing Mr. Roosevelt from
becoming the first person to have
three consecutive terms. It is too
early to say whether those Demo-
crats will be effective in their aid
to the Roosevelt opponents, but,
whatever their numbers are, they
tell me of their decision to regain
control of the Democratic label.
The war within the Democratic
party itself together with the third
term issue, therefore, presents the
basis for a tremendous shift of par-
“The closing of the polls on No-
vember 5 will have recorded,”
according to this article by Wil-
liam Bruckart, “probably the
greatest transition in political
thought alignment that our nation
ever has known.” He goes on to
explain that the break between
the followers of the New Deal
philosophy of government and the
opposition to su«?h philosophy
will become completely evident
ty strength. It forms the basis for
one phase of that realignment for
which I spoke. If those Democrats
fail to regain control of the party—
and they were beaten down in the
Chicago convention by the well-oiled
New Deal faction’s machine—the !
conservative wing of the Democrat-
ic party has no place else to go,
save to the Republican side. Some
of them, like Vice President Gar-
ner, who was so completely ignored
that his name hardly was mentioned
at Chicago, doubtless will go a-fish-
ing. There will be quite a few of
those. The question yet to be an-
swered is, how many will be in*
active in the campaign?
Relief and Farm Vote
Should Go to Roosevelt
On the other hand, Mr. Roosevelt
will gain some votes from the other
side. He will get a large percent-
age of the relief votes again, as he
did in 1936, and he will have per-
haps as much as 40 per cent of the !
farm vote, or that is the guess of i
men who know political thought in 1
The President’s foreign policies !
have proved attractive to certain |
elements in this country, and obvi-
ously they are going to stick with !
the man who has helped their fa-
From these three angles—the re-
lief, the farm and the foreign vote—
we see a regrouping along new lines.
The relief and the farm votes may
be said to have been held by the
President before, but that is not
quite an accurate statement. The
realignment, in these two cases, ap-
pears to be something of a settling
Willkie Supporters Will Woo
All Disgruntled Democrats
From the Willkie camp, observers
cannot fail to note how plans are be-
ing made to give a haven to dissat-
isfied Democrats. Moreover, those
same plans take into account the
need for a political home for that
portion of the farm and labor vote
which has a desire to find new affili-
ations. It is very clear that the
Roosevelt farm program has not
won complete endorsement, and the
Republicans have the feeling, too,
that the actions of the National La-
bor Relations board which surely
has been influenced by John L. Lew-
is and his C. I. O. have not helped
the New Deal team with William
Green’s A. F. of L.
There have been so many com-
plaints from business men, great
and small, about the bungling and
the waste in Washington that Mr.
Willkie can be expected to hold most
of that vote. He can be expected
also to have whatever influence that
segment of national life has in per-
suading workers to turn to the Re-
And with respect to the third term,
already guns have begun to bark
out their missiles of criticism of the
Roosevelt “draft” by the Chicago
convention. They are saying thus
early that the “draft” was no draft
at all; that Mr. Roosevelt carefully
planned the machinery by which he
would be “drafted,” and that his re-
lease of the delegates on the eve of
the convention voting was a gesture
so painfully sour that it serves as1
proof of the President’s lack of ca-
pacity as a politician. They are
charging also that Postmaster Gen-
eral Farley knew there was no draft
movement, except that which the
President prompted, and that is why
he is fading out of politics and be-
coming a baseball club president.
In any manner that you look on
the advancing campaign, therefore,
it becomes increasingly evident that.
Mr. Roosevelt is taking the last step
of a movement begun four or five
years ago. He is loading a campaign
that will force a/conclusion by the
voters themselves next November.
At that time, tney will have to de-
cide whether they prefer this nation
to return to a Charted course of na-
tional administration, or whether
they want to continue into the new
fields and new/methods of national
government that have formed the
keystone of the New Deal.
Washington, D. C..
U. S. intelligence reports from the
Far East stated late in July that
Japan would join the Axis officially
and actively just as soon as Hitler
launches his big blitzkrieg on Brit*
Meanwhile, the Japanese military
have adopted the policy of causing
as many incidents as possible to
annoy the United States and to fanl
them up in the Japanese press.
There is no question ih the minds
of U. S. officials that this strategy
is being worked out in co-operation
with Hitler and has two ends in
First, to ke*ep the American pub-
lic worried about the Far East, so
that the White House cannot be-
come too absorbed with the plighj
of England during Hitler’s blitz-
Second, to convince the Japanese
public that there is nothing to fear
from the United States. The more
the Japanese press attacks this coun-
try, and the more American citi-
zens are beaten up in Shanghai,
the more the Japanese public will
be led to believe that the United
States is powerless to send armed
forces across the Pacific.
Then when this conviction is thor-
oughly embedded, the military will
make their long contemplated drive
'into the Dutch East Indies.
Note—Looking further ahead, U.
S. observers in the Orient also are
convinced that when Hitler gets
ready for his drive into South Amer-
ica, Japan will strike toward the
Pacific coast of South America si*
Russia-U. S. Allies?
All of this demonstrates the fact
that the United States, if it is not to
be left entirely alone in the Pacific,
must move quickly and must secure
friends. To date, there are only
two potential friends worth worry-
No. 1 is Great Britain, which ip
fact is America’s first line of de-
fense, and which might be saved if
the United States gave major aid.!
No. 2 is Russia, the natural ene-
my of Japan, whom Japan fears
more than she fears the United
States. A hook-up between Russia
and the United States could ham-
string Japan?, keep her powerless in
the North Pacific.
That is why the Roosevelt-Bullitt
statement denouncing Russia is sq
important. Bullitt was the man who
• * •
G. O. P. MUTTERS
Privately, some of the G. O.
| farm leaders in congress are mos1(
| ‘enthusiastic about the prominence
j of Iowa’s Gov. George Wilson in
; Wendell Willkie’s agricultural cam-
I The Capitol Hill group, who have
! devoted a lot of time and effort to
! ;preaching Republican doctrine in the
j 'grain belt, and who carried the ball
| on the farm plank, don’t consider
j Governor Wilson to be any farm
However, it is possible that the
real cause of the politicos’ mutter-
ing is the fact that Wilson stole a
march on them, by climbing aboard
the Willkie bandwagon while they
[were still pooh-poohing Willkie as a
* * *
■When Nazi troops marched into
Poland, September 1, 1939, Adolf
iBerle, assistant secretary of statq
and Roosevelt brain truster, re-
marked: VThis is the beginning of
the world revolution.”
i The war—or revolution—has now
been in progress for 11 months and
every report coming back from Ger-
many indicates the truth of Berle’s
For what most people do not real-
ize about Germany is that the Nazis
[are fighting with a crusading revo-
lutionary fervor. They are staging
;a social revolution. Their redistri-
bution of wealth in Germany makes
Stalin’s look sick.
Today in Germany the free busi-
ness man has almost vanished. He
is working for the government. All
his raw materials come from the
government. His credit is arranged
by the government. Exchange is
regulated by the government, and
prices are manipulated almost daily
by the government.
Today in Germany also, the in-
dustrialist who owns an automobile
does not dare to drive it to work.
It would be taken away from him,
and he would be hissed off the
streets. Only Nazi officials ride in
cars. Others ride bicycles.
Real fact is that Germany has
borrowed Karl Marx back from Rus*
sia and made it work.
* * *
H. G. Washington—The job of as-
sistant translator, for which civil
service is now offering an exam,
pays only $2,000.
J. L. C., Salem, Ohio—The U. S.
makes no charge for carrying great
quantities of Argentine mail to Chile
and other South American countries
on U. S. ships. .Supposed to be a
reciprocal arrangement, actually the
U. S. gives extensive service free
and gets practicaly nothing in re-
turn. It is a parlfof the good-will
Grip-the screw top of a jar with
a piece of emery cloth or sand-
paper, and you will soon have it
* * *
One tablespoonful of sirup
sweetens as much as two of sugar.
* * *
You can bring up the shine on
highly enamelled surfaces, if they
are dulled after cleaning, by rub-
bing with a soft chamois leather.
* * *
Put a basin of cold water in the
oven if you want to cool it down.
It reduces the heat
with the cooking.
A good way to keep silver bright
is to keep it in a drawer lined
with dark outing flannel.
* * *
Wooden spoons are desirable for
candy-making because they do
not become uncomfortably hot to
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