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It was submitted with view of bringing to the attention of the people of this community a letter which one American soldier left as he marched way to war. The Ke- nosha News accedes to the request for its publica- tion because it believes that this letter is worth the serious consideration of every American.) The Office of War Information reports the following casualty figures of the United States armed forces since the outbreak of the war: Dead 38,846; Wounded 58,964; Missing 35,521; and Prisoners of War 31,730. The invasion of Western Europe will doubt- less multiply these figures mBny times over. The United States and our Allies have pledged to these men that our united action "will be continued for the organization and maintenance of peace and security." But this pledge is under attack in our own country, from many quarters. The victory is by no means yet won over the forces of separat- ism and self-sufficiency. These issues are dealt with in the follow- ing letter from a soldier, which appeared in The Planters Press of Bossier City, Louisi- ana: DEAR M O'rHF4R: I'm going to war tomorrow, and I'm leaving this letter pinned to my pillow to tell you the things I haven't been ble to tell you personally. Of course, there is--"I love you," and "Your'e the best mother in the world," and "I'll be back," but that's not what I mean... The things I want to tell you are serious -- more serious than you or I. I'm going to scold you some, and warn you. too. And maybe I'm not just talking for myself. I don't think or believe I am. It's this way: down there t the station tomor- row the high school band will be playing what's left of it. There'll be pps in the heavy brasses. My old trumpet will be missing -- and Poe Wee's bass horn -- and some others. And there'il be a speech by the Mayor. (Confiden- tially, It'll be lousy, Mother. I can hear it now! "Our brave young men . . . hrumph . . . clean young manhood . . . hrumph , . . save the world for democracy.., hrumph ... preserve freedom .. hrumph...') We'll ba looking very brave nd confident. And that's the point. I may as well jump in with both feet right now: WE WON'T BE CONFI- DENT. At least I won't. The old man fought in the Argonne to make the world e for democ- racy, nd here we go gain. It was tough on his generation, but it's tougher on ours, because we aren't going filled with the faith his crowd felt. We've seen how you older people can lose peace after we've won the war. We're going with our fingers crossed, and it's hard to fire a gun with your fingers crossed. We don't doubt democracy is worth fighting for, and we're not afraid to go. I don't think rm coward. You made ma dive off high diving boards and go to the dentist alone. I'm not afraid to die. but I'M AFRAID OF DYING FOR NOTH- ING. You see, were afraid of the old shell game. You won't know what that means, or maybe you will. I hear that you were knowing young flap per before you married Dad and settled down to bring me up so well And that brings me to another point: DID YOU BRING ME UP WFJ.,L? YOu kept me clean and taught me to be honest. (That's why I'm trying to be honest now.) And you held the highest ideals for me. But did you teach me the truth about the world, and life. and men: You didn't, Mother, or we would not be going to war to- morrow. YOU TAUGHT ME THAT THERE WOULD EVER BE ANOTHER WAR. You took away my toy soldiers. You brought me up to think all we hd to do was mind our own business, and be good boys, and we'd llve in peace and prosperity forever. I believed it. We all believed it. Every boy in my class at school signed pacifist pledges. We were still stgrdng them when Hitler marched into Austria. We were signing after Czechoslo- vakia, Poland, after the invasion of the Low Countries and the fall of France. And there are some of my classmates in conscientious objectors" camps today because they don't know what to believe. It was potent stuff you handed us, Mother. The world ISN'T all sweetness and light. There are such things as cruelty and evil end greed, nd we must be ever ready to do battle gainst it. Since the beginning of time, the human race has moved forward by fighting the forces which thretened to hold bck its progress. Pcco and all the good things man wants are not won once and held forever free as a gift. You taught me they were my privileges: you didn't teach me they were my responsibilities, to be defended to the death. You didn't tell me because you didn't know. I see the truth now. but it was hard to come by: '*I AM MY BROTHER'S KEEPER." And the irony of it is you grown people let things slip along so far that I must kill some of my brothers to protect others. We let the gangsters reach our very doorsteps. But you could have stopped them, Mother . . . In the Ruhr . . . In Austria. Before they ever started. It's too late to brood over past mistakes, but WHAT ABOUT NEXT TIME? Is it going to happen again? Am I going to die for nothing? Is this just a dress rehearl? Are you going to keep it up until the last human being is A Big/ob for Mr. Wallace By JAMES THRASHER There is growing suspicion that perhaps Vice President Wallace's projected trip to China should be taken t face value. This is naive, of course. It vmlates the tradition of interpreting any announce- rnent which carries political overtones. But all the speculation upon this Junket's possible effect on Mr. Wallace's chances for renomination have been incon- clusive. We shall Just have to wait and see. Mean- while, there is a job to be done in China. What is to be done, and how, is not clear. But there are various points of friction between Cldna and the other members of the Big Four war alliance that need repair. China's relations with Britain, for Instance, have not been of duck-pond soothnen. The question of Hong Kong remains unsettled. The Chungking government has not been entirely sym- pathetic toward England's handling Of Indian prob. lees. And lately thee was the rebuff of China in Englnd'a drastic clamp-down on diplomatic am. Inunity. There has also been recent border dispute be- tween Russia and China. What happened in the rem western province4of Sinkiang may not have i i | | lft menlg alone on earth? If when we come back you are m happy, o when we don't come back yOU are so sad that YOU never want to think o war again, you'll be laying down a erimson carpet for it to walk in upon, quietly. You MUST think of war. You must remember how it happened before nd watch, But will you? Or will you ly down the burden and try to forget? That is the eross I'm carrying on my back these days: I DON't QUITE BELIEVE YOU. I've lis- tened to your fine phrases before and they didn't prove a thing. Dad listened to them when he lay dying in a Veterans' Hospital fifteen years after it was "over." I'M uneasy, Mother. This time you must lee clearly end work unceasingly. Maybe you'll turn your back on the League gin. Maybe you'll forget the needs of the black end yellow brothers. Maybe you'll fear Russia and leave her out of the peace. Maybe you'll let Germny re-arm again. Maybe  oh, you can so easily muff it in a million ways. You'll have to have a hundred eyes and ears to AVOID muffing it. You'll have to watch for the veriest shadow of the wolf aeross the sheep yard. You'll have to leave the ninety and nine to go after the one. It's brotherhood this time -- or else. Sorry I ]ad to scold, but it's time you older people grew up. You've been the loveliest of mothers. The point is the world is not made only of lovely people like you. I wonder if just bing a lovely person is enough any more? Your loving son, JOHN Nazi Protectors It is often hard for the AMes in this war to understand the Nazi Germans, and prob- ably the outer world in general has the same difficulty. Look at the situation in Rome, for! example. When the Prime Minister of Eire along with representatives of the other na- tions, expresses his hope that the Germans now occupying Rome will protect the city from damage, because it belongs to the civ- ilized world in general, including the Chris- tian church, the Germans reply that there need be no worry. The invaders have every- " KENOSHA L00'00N!NG NEWS " __ _ _ ........ | 'Comes Now His Annual Feat oi Strength Washinqton Views U. S. troops in Britain and else- where, under reverse land-lease. Turninq Back the ..... ,Saturday, April 22, 1944 "1 DeWitt Mackenzie Viewsthe News By DEWITT MACKENZIE Aoelated  War Analt With the European war verging on the climactic amphibiou inv- sion -- an operation which will call for a greater mass of sea and air equipment than ever before employed -- it's a heartening eir,- cumstance that the AlLies have the strength in southeastern Asia to stage Wednesday's naval-aerial as- sault on the northwest point of Sumatra and on neighboring Sa. bang. Until very recently it hadn't been expected that the Allies would show so much striking. power in the Indian ocean this side of the invasion of France. The newer seems to be that the Anglo- American partnership has run ahead of Its anticipations in the way of building for the sea and air nvies. Part f the Answer At least that's part of the answer, but it must be said that there also figures in the picture the weaken- ing of Japanese naval and aerial power as a result of the continual Allied successes in the central nd southwest Pacific. Now lest this give too rosy a hue to the situation in the Asiatic theater, it should be said at once that the attaek on Sumatra wasn't major operation. It required me- jar strength because it wee an adventure into supposedly strongly held enemy waters, but the action itself wasn't in the big league class. It cused great damage to Japanese port facilities, shipping and air- craft, but its chief importance lies in the fact that Admiral Lord Louis Mountbtten was able to stage it at all. B! lhoek to Jps The surprise raid on Sumatra, which undoubtedly has come as bad shock to the Japanese will compel them to maintain trong naval and air defense in that zone, and this at a time when they are up to their necks in trouble wih the MacArthur-Nimitz commands in the central and southwest Pa- cific. In short, the Japanese would seem to be up against an Allied game of divide and conquer. The Mikdo's little men will find it tough job to defend themselves on two fronts if Mountbatten put. sues the Sumatra tactics. I TODAY on the HOME FRONT By JAM" MARLOW and down because of "some unfortunate GEORGE ZIELKE Washington  (5')  Anyone--- looking at the war department's record of bottling unpleasant news until forced to reveal it  can ask: Why? And is more news of the ame kind being choked for reasons circumstance." Stimson said he didn't hav tho information with him. So tar as we know, no attempt was made to get the information for the news- man. (On April 14 the army, navy and office of war Information (OWl) an. thing under control, they say. They have demilitarized it, making it perfectly safe as an "open city," not subject, by the laws of warfare, to any kind of attack from the out- ide. The generous and humhe Nazis will take good care that no harm of any kind shall come to it. But the obvious facts are that the invad- ing Germans have no rights whatever in that sacred and historic city, that they have seized and held it contrary to international agreements that were supposed to make it and its monuments and relics safe from in- vasion, and that there have been many indi- cations of wholesale looting of its treasures." Heaven help any city or country that the Germans "protect." New Skills The National Metal Trades Association has been urging its men to remember that many employes now in the fighting forces will return with new skills. It urges indus- try to begin now to study its present and future personal problems. It says the metal trades industries have expanded, since 1939, to three times the size of the operations of that year. The postwar planning must start at once, to save trouble at the war's end. An army librarian writes along this line. The boys discharged for medical reasons, who are now "walking convalescents" com- ing into her library, have changed in the type of books they want to read and study from those of the period before they went overseas. Many of them wanted to study then, to improve what time they had, but the interest is deeper now and the books asked for are of higher technical caliber. The men have acquired new skills and new interests. They wnt to further both the skills and interests by deeper reading. ' This is an important development. The men who return are older, maturer, with greater development of technical abilities and with far more eagerness to advance their powers. Mail Censorship There is no such 'censorship of the mails in this country as has been clamped down on Britain, Americans, along with our Russian allies, are allowed to send mail to Britain. But it should be understood that letters may be opened and read by British censors,, al- though a special effort is being made by the British government not to interfere unduly with American mail. As for Eire, which latterly insists on play- ing a lone hand, and has refused to close its Axis legations, mail for that country must all be written plainly and submitted to cen- sorship. Intelligent Americans should need no re- minder that not only letters mailed abroad, but letters in this country, should be free in war time from anything suggesting possible disloyalty. In such times the government has a right and duty to inspect the mails when there is any suspicion of improper communication with the enemy. There is no scorn like that of those habi- tually late, for people later than themselves. seemed very important over here, but it was symp- tomatic of internal trouble in China that might have far-reaching effect. Evidently there is a lot more trouble in China than most of us know. The country is tightly goV- erned and tightly censored. The only opposition political party, the so-called Communists, are walled off by military segregation. Stories that come through from Chungking hint at hunger and great weariness, at an ill-equipped army, at inflation. China must be near exhaustion after 10 war years. She needs assurance and encouragement while she waits for help so long needed and so long promised. She undoubtedly needs some practical and imme- diate advice, and a frank discussion of mutual points of dimmtiMaction among the Allies.* This job calls for an American, on the basis of the long, friendly ssociation and mutual respect between the two countries. It also calls for an American who can speak with wisdom and authority. In tackling it, Mr. Wallace has an important and challenging op- portunity for diplomatic service no matter what effect his journey to Chungking may have upon his [ambitions at home. i By Peter Edson Wnmha Evening News WaShington Correspondent Sugar, these days, is being made into dynamite. No  not the kind they use to blow up bridges in wartime, but the much more h/gh, ly explosive stuff known as i- litical dynamite. It's this way: Twice, in fireside chats, since sugar first went under rationing two years ago, the President has Indicated that sugar rations might be increased and has even hinted that the ration would be entirely removed Thus far, he has not been able to make good. The President's two hints on easing the ration naturally started a lot of rumors. Naturally, every- one in the industry agreed with the President and for once they all thought he was wonderful. The big question was: "When?" All hranches of the trade---grow- er, refiners, shippers, importers, dealers ,confectioners, c a n n e r s, makers of soft drinks and syrups-- the whole sugar lobby began turn. ing on the heat to force the issue. They built up stockpiles of stat- istics to show that the present re- strictions -- particularly on indus- trial uses  were entirely unneces- sary. Whatever the figures, the Combined Food Board, U. S. War Food Administration and Office of Price Administration still say here is not enough sugar in sight to in. crease the rations. Rumors and More Rumors But the rumors continue to fly. Rumor: There are two million tons more..lgar in stockpile than the government is admitting. Rumor: The British are building up a mil- lion-ton stockpile. Rumor: Cuba and Puerto Rico are full of mgar which can't be moved because War Shipping Administrtion won't as- sign ships to haul it. Rumor to top all rumors: Sugar stockpiles were being built up so that rationing restrictions can be lifted Just be. fore the election, when ration.free sugar will be offered as a great gift to the American pee.pul who will thereupon vote Mr. Roosevelt back into office for a fourth four ears. Sugar lobbyists aren't above try- ng to plant these rumors just to get everybody stirred up. On behalf of the industrial users of sugar, now limited to from 70 , ,eper, ,p Paqes el History Of greatest interest, however, ill a sure W on U. . lntgar supplies April 22, 1919 now being made in OPA by Ells- worth Bunker of New York, vies- Sgt. George O. Head, decorated president of the National Sugar for bravery in Italy, is expected in Refining Company and a member New York tomorrow. of OPA's Sugar Industry Advisory Members of the 340 Infantry, first Committee. Bunker' study is being to return to Kenosha yesterday, in- made with WhiUt Hou blesaing to eluded Brtwe Eastman, Vincent get the real for-sure trth. His re- port hould be ready in the near future. That it will change the pie,, ture any is considered an extreme. ly long shot. Sir William Rook, speaking from the European point of view, |oes so fir s to say that Itoekpiles have not yet been built up for postwar relief, that inereing tim ratlon Presta, Charles Madsen, Sylvester Williams, Helmut Shaefer, Harry Hammelev, John Rogers, Ralph Rudd, E. L. SUmmers, Joseph Hal-. lisey, Otto Stenvil, Elbert Carroll, A. G. Line, Joseph Untt, A lber Yeses, R. E. TackS, M. B. Freeman W. P. Sehmidt, WilLiam Scholtz, W Zlndrs, Nick Raschke, John Such- nor, Bruno Andrew, Ralph Andre. now would.be a great mistake, and o11, Adolph Cravetta, Frederick that to meet the sugar demand of Buehner, Joseph Casputa, John the liberated countries it will be necessary to continue rationing for perhaps two years after the war. But this is getting into world sugar politics, which is even more explosive than the domestic va- riety. War a Year Ago April 22, 1943 By United Press In Battle of Tunisia, British First Army reporis decisive vic- tory over Nazis on April 20 south of Medjozel-bab; mny lost 27 tanks; 500 prisoners taken. Japanese warn of "one-way ticket to hell" for any American fliers who ttempt another raid on Japan. U. S. Nvy report army bomb- ers have made large-scale rMd on Nauru Island; Klska (in the Aleutians) ie bombed 10 more times. New Delhi headquarters report third American air raid of war on Bangkok, capital of Thailand. British RAY makes fighter sweeps over Belgium and North. ern France. In reply to Prime Minister Winston Churchill's warning against use of poison gas on the Eastern Front, the Berlin radio declares that Germany intends abiding by her pledge made last year. to 80 per cent of 1941 consumption, Rep. BarteI a. aonkman of the A Royal Tripper-Upr big sugar beet state of Michigan, has made a couple of ses in Australia had to destroy nflllions the House ] of medallions, clgaret boxes, ehoco- The British Supply Council called ] late boxes, etc., bering the portrait press conference in Washington I of Prince George of England, when for its sugar expert, Sir William lit was finally decided to send Rook, to explain that the British tPrince Henry to the Melbourne weren't building up a stockpile and centenary celebrations as the royal that they were supplying sugar to viMtor. 00;ide GIa00.00ces By Ga/bndt/! i ii I r "An ideal spot, folks! With gas rationing, this house is Just far enoug out to keep guests from dropping in on you at all hours!" Walllg, William Havlik, E. L. Voegt, W. L. Reed. Gordon Hacker with an Ameri- can ambulance unit in France, re- mains behind because of illness. A member of the same company, Ger- ald Cooper, arrived in the states and was sent to Camp Custer where he awaits mustering out. Marriage license issued to Frank Fata and Jennie Serpe, both of Ke- nosha. Sgt. Grant Gilbert Simmons re- turns from France after two years service with the engineers. Ensign Ben Buckmaster multered* out of service. Daughter born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leer. Marshall J. Carlson passes his pharmacy examination. Clarence Herrmann, son "of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Herrmann, elected to Beta 'Gamma Sigma, national honorary scholastic fraternity t University of Illinois. Death today of James H. Charles, 77. He had been a member of the county board, city council and mhool beard. other than security? We speak only of stories kept quiet long after i any need of hush-hushing them has passed. The most sensational example involved Lt. Gee, George S. Ptton, Jr. He slapped oldier in Sicily last summer. General Dwight Eis- enhower reprimanded him. On July I0-II over Sicily 24 American transport planes nd 410 partroopers were shot down, some of them by "friendly ' fire from the ground. A full report was sent to the war department here months ago. It was not released. But last March 15--or eight months later---n army sergeant on leave in San Francisco from the Mediterranean told pub- lic dinner gathering of the first batch of planes shot down. Verification Came Later The following day reporters phoned the war department, asked for verification, could not get it. War Secsetary Stinon wa asked at his press conference about the sergeant's tory. Stimson said incidents of that nature had occurred during the war, but said he could not give detail| on that individual case. Later that day the sergeant's story was verified. At a press conference March 23 Stimson was asked if he had in- formation on additional planes shot enough politics and statesmanship, in political hands, to manage that part of the job. What they want now is war victories. MacArthur has provided his share, and will continue to provide them. if med- dlers will let him alone. -- Two Rivers Reporter. "Give the enemy no rest"--that's the order of one of the generals of troops on the Anzio beachhead. It's as applicable to us back home as to u the boys shooting Nazis.---Janesvflle Gazette. , -. Views of Others l So They Say Home Fires The Milwaukee fire department fire prevention bureau says that every year one out of every 75 homes in the United States is rav- aged by fire or burned to the ground. Chairmen Bert Broude of. .the Milwaukee safety commxsmon makes this statement the text for Too many workers are listening to rumors that the bottom is short. ly to fall out of war production and that it behooves them to get settled quickly in a safe peace- time job before the general scram- ble begins. -- War Manpover Di- rector Paul V. McNutt. nounced that when a commanding oflcer overseas wishes to suppress news he must forward the facts and his reason to Washington for review and final decision as to release.) An April 19---Colurnnist Drew Person rported loss of the second group although apparently setting their total too high Again Acknowledged The same day, after Pearson's story appeared, the war deport. ment acknowledged the second. The same day the Pearson story and the army acknowledgement ap. peared -- April 20  OWl boss Elmer Davis, asked how he could explain this belated war depart- ment disclosure in view of the April 1 announcement, said: "I have discussed this incident with Major General A. D. Surles, director of public relations of the war department, and am convinced that had the report been received after the new policy was formu. lated it would hve been handled in accordance with that policy," But that statement in itself raises a question: Does it mean the public can ex. pact full frankness from the war department only upon what hap- pens hereafter while unpleasant things that occurred before April 14 may be kept buried until pried out? Uncle Ray's Corner A Little Saturday Ttlk: Height of the Air A friendly letter which raises a good question has come to me from Mr. Edward W. Higgins. He writes: "I have been reading your col. umn nd thought perhaps that you could tell something about our atmosphere. I have heard many ar. guments as to how high the atmo- sphere extends. I would be grate- ful for an answer about this. "I presume that most of us are more or less curious to know about the worlds beyond ours. I know I am always anxious to learn more. I am 72 years old." I wish I could call on Mr. Wig. gins (who lives several hundred a sermonette in the Milwaukee Safetygram, official bulletin of the commission, on good house- keeping as a precaution gainer fires in homes. Bad housekeeping does not nec- essarily mean a dirty house, but includes the storage of quantities of magazines, papers, rags, old mattresses and furniture in attics and basements. These accumula- We should not wait until every- miles from my home) and shake thing is over and then go hat in ] his hand. I am sure he is the kind hand to the peace table, asking I of man who stays young, because for things we won't get. Let's get i his mind is open to the world e t around hun them now while the g t ing is good. J ' --Rep. Earl R. Lewis of Ohio. I The earth's air, or atmosphere, ...... __. ......... covers our whole globe At sea NuW aS lvr Deiore we must ......... " t.- ^.^__,. ,.,.;+. ;_., level It IS TAICK enough so we can ::e anecn,m_'Cn:"':.,"sej."_____,__ - ---,- -,,,- breathe in comfort. If we rise to ' " great heights it becomes very thin Clashes between any of these ale- ... .... :' ........ when  Ctlrnoecia negnt oz xwo ments are certain to upset the na- tions provide tinder for any spark which may fall on them or they may be the source of spontaneous combustion. Nothwithstanding the vigorous campaign for the salvage of waste materials there is no doubt that in the majority of Milwaukee homes re more or less sizable ccumutatlons of the material re- ferred to. The safety commission, in era- phasizing precautions against home mishaps and disaster, is doing valuable service. It should have the cooperation of every housekeep- er and the spring cleaning of 1944 provides a fine opportunity for that cooperation.Mflwankee Sentinel. _.__..__ Meddiin with Mac All this recent flurry about Gen- eral McArthur is not doing him, or the armed service, or the Amer. tcan public, any good. It merely diverts attention from the main lob, which is the winning of a dou- ble war on the two sides of a very sick world. By all accounts this cholarly and rather tempermental mil/tary man has been doing a fine job, for which the nation is grateful. It would be unfortunate for everybody if he allowed himself to get snarled up in any more unnecessary corre- spondence with congressmen or civilians, concerning anything po- tional equilibrium to the detri- ment of us all. -- Eric A. John. ston, president U. S. C. of C. Lute year a major crime oc. curred every 23 seconds.  FBI Director J: Edgar Hoover. Despite the fine statement of principles to govern the peace in the Atlantic Charter, which is being interpreted to death these days, it appears that the contro- versial issues which already are arising in this war are being set- tled on sphere-of-influence basis, [ which is merely a new and nicer word for power politics.  Sen. Joseph H. Ball of Minnesota. t Barbs In South Carolina police fohnd bootleg booze hidden in a ceme- tery. A perfectly good place to leave it. Gas rationing at least means that you won't have to rest up for long vacation drive. Folks soon will be out tramping all over the ground to pick spring bouquets. Maybe that's what makes the wildflowers wild. Too much paint has let many a lassie blush uuseen. and three-four/:hs miles on a peak in the Rookie, I had to take my time to keep fr-'0m getting "out of breath." Aviators who rise four or five miles would die if they did not take a supply of oxygen along with them. The air at such heights has too little oxygen to keep person al/ve. Balloons have been used to test air above the limits to which air. planes can rise. Yet no one has sent a balloon as high as 25 miles. Since that is the case, how can we know about air at points above the highest tests? The answer is that meteors and the northern lights give us facts. From study of meteors, we find that they start to blaze at a height of about 75 miles. The northern lights take us much higher. They show that thin air goes up as much as or 500 miles. H an}, air at all exists above height of 500 miles, it is so thin that there might as well be none. in a trip through space, after going 500 miles from the earth, we should have to-wait to reach the next planet before we could get a new supply of air. There is air around the planet Venus, also around Mars. Yet the it near those planets is different from what we have on earth, and there would= be trouble for us to litical. The most important facts about MacArthur are his military genius and his flair for bold strokes and eloquent utterances in connection with his fighting Job. Political mad. diing on his behalf by outsiders might be the ruin of him. The American people have # Th , breathe it. price of legal liquor is J -- . When a plant root pushes its I way through the soil it wean on I , its tip to a protective cap made of I Since 1900, India has spent half cells. As these clis are worn off, l a billion dollars on irrigation, bring. new ones continue to take thei ing 60 millions acres into produe. place, tiom --%r L