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^ Picketing at Bethlehem Steel
k Under the watchful eyes of Pennsylvania state troopers, C.I.O. pickets,
some of them carrying American flags, demonstrate outside the Bethle
hem, Pa., plant of the Bethlehem Steel company. Work-bound men,
singly and In small groups, passed into the mill unmolested. The strike
held up the production of defense materials.
Hitler Greets Japanese Foreign Minister
This radiophoto from Berlin shows Adolf Hitler greeting Japanese
Foreign Minister Matsuoka. They discussed questions confronting the
Rome-Berlln-Tokyo axis. Picture shows Hitler introducing the foreign
minister to the crowds. Matsuoka is at the left, then Hitler and Am
y bassador Hiroshloshima.
Off to Prison
Earl Browder (left) shown leaving
for Atlanta, Ga., en route to the
federal penitentiary, where he is
scheduled to serve a four-year sen
tence for passport fraud. Right:
Robert Minor, who succeeds him as
secretary of the Communist party.
Seventeen-year-old King Peter ol
Jugoslavia, who assumed power
from his pro-Nasi ministers, and
ascended the throne in a bloodless
United States to Observe Army Day
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SIZE of U. S. ARMY Jrti
1803 (UN10K) 2,128,948
1918 (kov . wii) 3,673,888
1941 (MAR) 1,CX)3,500
The rapidly growing armed forces of the U. S. will be on review on
Army day, April 7, when troops will hold open house to visiting citizens.
Upper left: Gen. George 8. Marshall, army chief of staff. Upper right:
A recruiting poster of World war days, which is again being widely used.
Lower right: H. H. Arnold, chief of the army air corps.
A ‘Big Shot’ for Uncle Sam
U. S. NAVY
15 Battleships 17
6 Aircraft Carriers 12
37 Cruisers 48
159 Destroyers 166
104 Submarines 81
The North Carolina, (above) first new battleship of the U. S. navy
tn 20 years, is to be commissioned April 11, five months ahead of
schedule, has nine 16-inch guns, which can fire a broadside of 20,000
pounds for 20 miles. Its displacement is 35,000 tons, the biggest in the
U. S. navy. It was launched June 13 at New York.
Collegiate gymnasts will compete
at the National Collegiate Athletic
association championship at the Uni
versity of Chicago April 12. Co-cap
tains Delver Daly (top) and Bob
Hanning of Minnesota are favored
for top positions.
W. L. Evans (above) will preside
when some 3,500 chemists gather in
St. Louis, April 7, for the Ameri
can Chemical society convention.
Subject, chemistry and defense.
New Martial Notes in a War-Minded World
Left: Diana Wells of Pueblo, Colo., comes forth with some novel headgear for the forthcoming Faster
parade. The hat Is a metal helmet, relic of the first World war. Bight: Star attraction at New York’s na
tional flower show was this English air raid shelter. The protecting sandbags are painted green, and between
them flowers are blooming. The shelter accommodates six persons.
Food for Hungry France
Here are two recent steps taken to provide aid to stricken France. The Bed Cross mercy ship Exmouth
tails from New York to unoccupied France with a $1,250,004 cargo of medicine, milk and baby clothes. Inset:
& food station is opened in Paris by Nazis, serving bowls of chocolate and soup. Those who can pay are
charged one franc.
Britain’s Most Powerful Battle Wagon
Great Britain’s newest and mightiest battleship, the King George V,
is shown here—somewhere in the Atlantic—firing its quadruple 14-inch
guns on the quarterdeck. This was the ship on which Lord Halifax,
the new British ambassador to the U. S., was brought to the United
States. He was quite safe, Judging from this picture.
First New Powder Plant Ready to Roll
Ten thousand people cheered as Undersecretary of War Robert P.
Patterson dedicated this big new $44,100,000 smokeless-powder plant at
Radford, Va., three months ahead of schedule. It is rated to produce
300,000 pounds of powder a day in the nation’s defense drive. It was
rushed through in seven months.
C. A. Higgins, president of the
Hercules Powder company, of Wil
mington, Del., sliding down one of
the safety chutes at the new $44,
100,000 smokeless-powder plant at
Radford, Va., at opening ceremonies.
Countess Edda Ciano, daughter of
Mussolini who was saved from a
hospital ship sunk by British torpedo
planes near Valona, Albania, ac
cording to Italian dispatches.
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First Presidential Death
ONE hundred years ago Ameri
cans were mourning tire loss of
their Chief Executive—William Hen
ry Harrison. When he died on April
4, 1841, it marked the first presi
dential death in the White House and
the end of the shortest presidential
term in history—exactly one month.
Harrison was also the oldest man
ever chosen to that high office. He
was nearly 68 years old when he
won his victory over President Mar
tin Van Buren. candidate for re-elec
tion, in the campaign of 1840. The
rigors of that campaign undermined
his health and the long tiresome
Journey to Washington from Ohio,
made by canal-boat and on horse
back, told heavily on his strength.
March 4, 1841, the day of his in
auguration, was cold and disagree
able. While delivering his inaugural
address, the longest ever given by
any President, Harrison stood out
doors bareheaded. He caught a se
vere cold which developed into pneu
monia and resulted in his death.
Despite the fact that Harrison is
chiefly remembered as the leading
figure in the exciting "Log Cabin
Hard Cider” campaign of 1840, he
had many other real claims to dis
tinction that are little known to most
Americans. Born in Virginia Feb
ruary 3, 1773, the son of Benjamin
Harrison, one of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence, he be
came the ward of Robert Morris,
the "Financier of the Revolution,”
.after his father’s death.
Prophetic of Harrison's later role
in the development of the West was
his determination to enlist in the
army for service against the Indi
ans in the Ohio country. Morris op
posed this plan, but young Harrison
applied directly to President Wash
ington and, although he was only 19
years old, he was commissioned an
ensign. His gallant conduct during
‘‘Mad Anthony” Wayne's campaign
won the favor of his commander, a
promotion to a captaincy and com
mand of Fort Washington, later Cin
In 1798 Harrison resigned from
the army but President Adams im
mediately appointed him secretary
of the Northwest Territory.
In 1800 President Jefferson made
him the first governor of the new
Territory of Indiana, an office which
he held for 12 years. As governor
he was also charged with negotiat
ing treaties for the cession of Indian
lands. It was his activity in this
regard which caused the famous
Shawnee chief, Tecumseh, to unite
the tribes to resist further encroach
ments upon their hunting grounds.
But Tecumseh's plans were ruined
when his brother. The Prophet,
made a premature attack on the
force of 1,000 soldiers which Harri
son had assembled on the banks of
the Tippecanoe river. That victory
made the young governor a popular
military hero. The War of 1812
added to his reputation, culminating
as it did in his victory at the Battle
of the Thames at which Tecumseh
was killed. In 1818 Harrison was
elected to congress and after serv
ing one term retired from politics.
However, he was elected to the sen
ate in 1825, but, during the admin
istration of President Jackson, his
fortunes, both political and financial,
sank to such a low state that he
was glad to accept a position as
county recorder in order to support
his large family. (He was the father
of 10 children, more than any other
President before or since his time.)
In 1836 Harrison returned to the
political arena as the Anti-Masons*
candidate for President. Although
he received only 73 electoral votes,
he apparently was the strongest of
Van Buren’s prospective opponents.
This belief was justified in the cam
paign of 1840 which sent him to
the White House for his short and
ill-fated stay there.
Few of our Presidents have had
more nicknames than William Hen
ry Harrison. Because he had lived
on a farm near North Bend, Ohio,
he was called the “Honest Farmer
of North Bend,’’ also the “Buckeye
Who Follows the Plow.” Significant
of his role in opening the Old North
west to settlement were his two
nicknames of “Hero of the West”
and “Father of the Great West.”
But his favorite nicknames were
those which reflected his career as
a military hero and an Indian fight
er—“The Hero of the Thames” and
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