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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 5, 1940)
Yultee Plant Resumes Warplane Output
Returning to work after a 12-day strike at the Vultee Aircraft plant,
at Downey, Calif., workers are shown engaged in production of an army
trainer. The workers won raises and signed a 16-month no-strike clause.
Before getting back to the plant each employee was given as careful an
examination and re-check as he was subjected to before he was hired.
Rescue Texas Flood Victim
Torrential rains caused much havoc and heavy damage throughout
Texas, where many concrete roads and bridges were destroyed. After
sitting in a tree for 12 hours awaiting rescue, Jerry Zaskoea, of Sealey,
Texas, was rescued by searchers who had been combing the flooded dis
trict. The picture shows Jerry being rescued from a tree.
Wayne Chatficld Taylor, of Chi
cago, buckles down to work In Wash
ington after being sworn in as under
secretary of commerce, succeeding
Injured in Riot
Comdr. W. M. Dillon, U. S. naval
attache to the embassy in Mexico,
beaten in riot of Almazanists as
Henry Wallace, vice president-elect,
arrived in Mexico City.
Plumber’s Helper Nation’s First Draftee
John E. Lawton, 21-year-old Everett, Mass., plumber’s helper, shak
ing hands with Maj. Gen. James A. Woodruff, at the armory in Boston,
after winning the signal honor of being the first man in the U. S. to be
accepted for the army under the selective service program of 1940. tie
passed the stern physical examination with flying colors.
Desert Fort Now in British Hands
Somewhere in Africa . . . These British soldiers are shown occupying
the ruined Italian fort which was captured by the western forces of
Great Britain while fighting Mussolini’s army in Africa. A fierce shelling
reduced the fort to so much rubble. This official photograph was ap
proved by the British censors.
Here From Orient
More than 200 American evacuees
from the Orient arrived in San Fran
cisco on the “President Pierce.”
These youngsters from Hong Kong
and Shanghai were aboard.
Escape Nazi Bomb
Mrs. Ann Haltrecht and her son,
(shown on arrival in New York)
who had narrow escape in their Eng
lish home when a bomb pierced the
cot in which the boy was sleeping, ’
continued through the floor, and ex
ploded in the basement.
New West Point Head Reviews Cadets
Brigadier General Robert L. Eichelbergcr, newly appointed superintendent of the military academy at
West Point, N. Y., reviews the corps of cadets for the first time since taking over his duties at the academy.
On the general's right is Lieutenant-Colonel Ryder, commander of the cadets.
Night Shift on the Grand Coulee
When the day's work is done on the Grand Coulee dam on the Columbia river, in eastern Washington, the
night’s work begins under the glare of powerful lights that make a striking picture against the surrounding
black hills. The dam, which is now nearing completion is being built by the Bureau of Redamation. It will
be the greatest man-made structure on earth.
Japanese Buddhism Shingon Anniversary
Shown in Seattle celebrating the 1,160th anniversary of the founding of
their sect, the Japanese Buddhism Shfngon, are (I. to r.) Bishops S. Hasu,
and T. Ohiro, and Vice Archbishop Jisho Matsuhashi, all of Japan. Vice
Archbishop Matsuhashi spent 35 years in holy seclusion atop Mt. Koya
in Japan, and is one of Japan’s most revered religious characters.
Inspecting Indo-Chinese Guard of Honor
Hajime Matsumiya (right) Japan’s special envoy to French Indo
china, in company of French officials. snd Ilokuro Suzuki (left), Jap
consul-general at Handi, inspecting an Indo-Chinese guard of honor, upon
his arrival at Haiphong. Matsumiya was appointed to this diplomatic post
in the French colony shortly after the Vichy government capitulated.
King Ananda Mahidol of Thailand
(Siam) is shown here with his moth
er when he was at school in Lau
sanne, Switzerland. Today the coun
try ruled by the young king is at
war with France, according to an
announcement issued in Vichy.
Thailand had made territorial de
mands on the government of the
French colony. King Ananda suc
ceeded King Prajadhipok when the
latter abdicated in 1935. Thailand
is ruled by a regency until the young
man comes of age.
Mayor William 0. Kelly of Flint,
Mich., 32, believed to be the young
est mayor in the United States. May
or Kelly is pictured at the piano,
which he plays well.
Make-up of new Senate
is surprise to Senators
have tricky problem in
cementing effective op
(Bell Syndicate—WNU Service.*
WASHINGTON.—The new senate
in January is going to be a very
different group of men from what
most of the senators themselves
would have predicted, confidentially,
last spring. There were quite a few
surprises in the primaries, but the
election added to them.
One of the biggest surprises of all
is not that any particular senator
was defeated, but that one of them
was re-elected. This is Joseph F.
Guffey of Pennsylvania. Most of
his colleagues had thought that Joe
would run so far behind Roosevelt
that he would certainly be retired to
private life. When you add to this
the fact that privately most of the
Democratic senators had thought,
following the 1938 election, that
Pennsylvania would probably go Re
publican all the way down the line,
the surprise is even greater.
Another big surprise was the de
feat of Sen. John G. Townsend of
Delaware. Townsend is a fruit grow
er down in the southern part of bis
little state, has remained a “farm
er" despite being a senator, and
was thought to be well liked by his
His absence will be highly gratify
ing to the New Deal, and to the
Silver state senators, for his con
stant attacks on the administration’s
silver-buying policy have been very
annoying to both.
Sen. Francis T. Maloney of Con
necticut is, like Senator Guffey, one
of those whose continued presence
will confound the predictors.
LA FOLLETTE STAGES UPSET
Still another of these is Robert M.
La Follette. Most of the political
forecasters misred the boat rather
badly in Wisconsin. One of them,
who happened to be a great admirer
of La Follette, was convinced after
a careful study of the state that the
electoral vote would be too close to
forecast, but that La Follette was
certainly beaten. A majority of the
political scouts were sure that Will
kie would carry Wisconsin, and
agreed that La Follette could not
win on account of the soreness oc
casioned by his endorsement by the
Return of Sen. Peter Goelet Gerry
of Rhode Island was not a surprise,
even to those who had predicted that
the electoral votes of this state
would go for Willkie.
Illinois leaders themselves were
surprised that Sen. James M. Slat
tery made such a good showing.
Even those who thought Roosevelt
would get the 29 electoral votes did
not think Slattery had much chance
of beating ‘‘Curly" Brooks.
There were those also who pre
dicted trouble for Sen. Arthur H.
Vandenberg, especially after the
polls began to show how close the
state was on the presidency, and
how weak the Republican governor
was. Vandenberg actually made one
of the most spectacular races of any
Republican in the country, though
pressed closely for this honor by
Gov.-elect Dwight H. Green of Illi
Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minne
sota, on the other hand, while he
led the national ticket handily, made
a much poorer showing than the po
litical wiseacres had expected.
PROBLEMS FACE REPUBLICANS
All politics is peculiar, but the
problem confronting the Republican
party in cementing an opposition to
the administration under the leader
ship of Wendell Willkie is rather
tricky when one considers President
Roosevelt’s caustic references to
’’Martin, Barton and Fish” during
Bruce Barton is no longer in con
gress, of course. He was defeated
trying to win a seat in the senate
from James M. Mead. But Hamilton
Fish is still in the house, represent
ing the President’s own district, and
he is the ranking Republican mem
ber of the house foreign affairs com
Further, Rep. Joe Martin, whose
record on votes affecting foreign af
fairs were such a campaign target
i for administration orators from the
President down, is still Republican
leader in the house.
Over on the senate side Sen. Ar
thur H. Vandenberg of Michigan,
who opposed repeal of the arms em
bargo, and took an almost precisely
opposite view on foreign affairs in
all respects from that taken by Wen
dell Willkie, was re-elected by a
thumping majority in Michigan.
So Vandenberg can say to him
self, with some logic, that the peo
ple of Michigan are for HIS poli
cies, rather than those of Willkie.
Then there is also in the senate
Robert A. Taft of Ohio, who can
look over the record of his electorate
in his state in 1938 and 1940 and
assume that the people of the Buck
eye state are more inclined to his
views than those of Mr. Willkie.
It is unlikely that these men will
readily agree with Mr. Willkie now
that the election is past
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