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About The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1941)
When Ford's River Rouge Plant Closed
When the gigantic River Rouge plant of the Ford Motor company—
largest single industrial establishment In the world—was completely
closed by a strike of the United Auto Workers union, a C. I. O. affiliate,
tying up $150,000,000 In defense contracts. Photo shows a huge crowd of
workers being addressed by Ruetber and Taylor, leaders.
Axis Ship Burned by Crew Off Costa Rica
Dramatic airview off Punta Arenas harbor, San Jose, Costa Rica,
showing the Nazi freighter Eisanbach burning as she goes down. It is
alleged that the fires were started by the vessel’s own crew members.
Costa Rican authorities arrested 120 seamen and officers, who were
clapped in jail on arson charges.
Flying Cadets Witness Aerial Review
Flashing overhead in wave after wave, 250 low wing monoplanes of
the Gulf Coast Air Corps Training center at Randolph field, Texas,
demonstrate the might of Uncle Sam’s expanding air force to 25,000
spectators and the 900 future pilots now in training at the “West Point
of the Air.” A cheer went up from the Flying Cadets, formed in ranks
along the field’s edge, as veteran flying Instructors flashed across the
airdrome, wing tip to wing tip.
Willkie Gets Big Ovation in Canada
As great an ovation as any which he received when running for the
presidency was tendered Wendell L. Willkie when he visited Montreal,
Canada. St. James street forgot to be staid when be and Mrs. Willkie
drove down its length to a civic welcome at the city hall. They are
shown waving as they passed the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
Ousted by U. S.
Soundphoto of Adm. Alberto Lais,
I Italian naval attache at Washington,
whose recall was demanded of the
Italian government by the United
States, in connection with the at- !
tempted sabotage of Italian ships in
Count Paul Telekl, the premier 1
who aligned Hungary with the Axis j
but fought German domination, was
found dead in bed. Authorities said
he shot himself.
In Law’s Grip
One of the 125 Pennsylvania state
troopers who smashed the picket
blockade established by striking
C.I.O. workers outside the Bethle
hem Steel company plant in Bethle
Maj. Gen. Brett, acting air corps
chief, (seated) told a house military
affairs committee he believes every
young man should consider a mili
tary education. Shown with him is
Representative Darter of Ohio.
America Is Arming, and Arming Fast!
These pictures Illustrate the drive towards complete armament being made by the II. 8., not only at home,
but in our possessions. Left: Guarding one of the strategic entrances to San Juan harbor In Puerto Rico
is this 155 mm. coast defense gun. It Is being shot for the first time sinoe installation at this spot. Right:
A cavalry gun crew hauling a giant cannon to an emplacement during maneuvers at Washington, D. C.
Flying Ambulances of Royal Air Corps
Upper left: Two air ambulances of the British RAF are shown in the air. Lower left: A nurse aboard one
of the ambulances is treating a patient, apparently administering oxygen. Right: The patient is removed
from the flying ambulance on reaching a spot where accommodation 1s available.
Big ‘Boom’ at Knoxville |
Here is one of the biggest booms ever! Sixty-two tons of explosives
tear down a mountainside at the TVA Cherokee dam site, moving 450,000
tons of rock! The picture, framed by a huge shovel, shows nearly half
a million tons of rock cascading down the mountainside, looking for all
the world like a huge waterfall.
Sky Giant Nears Completion
The world’s largest airplane, the Douglas B-10, pictured In a new
position in its hangar at Santa Monica, Calif., on the Anal assembly floor.
The 82-ton super-bomber wing measures 212 feet. It Is powered with four
2,000 horsepower Wright Duplex-Cyclone engines, which will carry it non
stop more than 7,700 miles. |
March for Greece
Greek-Atnericana, 10,004 strong,
marched In New York to celebrato
the 120th anniversary of that inde
pendence for which they are fight
ing. Left: Scrina Chlros, represent
ing Greece’s powerful ally, Britain,
and (right) Helen Deys, Greece.
Britain’s horses will take a little
time to get accustomed to this new
type of nosebag, in which there is
never any oats. Just a bit of pre.
caution against Nasi gas.
Civil war “expert” re
veals Hitler as great mili
tary strategist . . . Reduc
ing food production in U.
S. seems unsound under
(Bell Syndicate—WNU Service.)
WASHINGTON.—There were peo
ple In Britain, France, and the Unit
ed States in 1939 who hoped for
peace, and based part of their hope
on the notion that Hitler would not
willingly produce a situation which
would lead to his owm shelving.
The theory was that, if war came,
the German army would at once per
force become supreme, and that its
commanders would tolerate no in
The* new British ambassador, talk
ing to officials here, has pointed out
several times that there is no in
telligence in underrating Hitler’s
ability—that he is one of the great
military strategists of all time.
This hitherto unrevealed side of
the Nazi leader was brought back to
Washington long enough ago to have
warned us, for it was well before the
war broke out at the end of the
summer of 1939.
The story was brought by Albert
W. Fox, one-time crack newspaper
man and now Washington lawyer.
Fox is one of the self-educated
"experts” on American Civil war
strategy. If you have ever heard of
no such experts debating whether
Stonewall Jackson took too much of
a risk in his flank movement at
Chancellorsville, or whether Lee
should have taken Longstreet's ad
vice instead of going to Gettysburg,
you will know the breed. Suffice it
to say that Fox is one of them, and
that fellow experts admit that he is
VERSED IN CIVIL WAR
Early in 1939 Fox was in Ger
many. He had mutual friends who
brought about a meeting with Hitler
for him. What had been planned as
a short greeting expanded to vir
tually an all-day session. Why?
Because Hitler said something about
the Civil war, and before any of his
aides could say "Jeb Stuart” it was
not Hitler who was snared—it was
Fox. There was no escape. Not
that Fox wanted to escape. No Civil
war expert ever wants to retreat
until the other expert has admitted
all his errors.
On his return to Washington, Fox
told a good many of us that he rec
ognized his superior in Hitler.
“That man knows more about any
given Civil war battle than I do,"
said Fox. Which statement, by the
way, you will not appreciate, unless
you know one of these experts and
have seen them in action. “What is
more” said Fox, "I never met any
one who knew so much about our
Civil war campaigns."
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Britain, U. S., Err
In Food Production
Apparently the U. S. government
is making the same mistake in de
laying a start on increased food pro
duction that the British government
is now so bitterly regretting. At
the outbreak of the present war, in
September, 1939, a survey by the
London Times showed that there
were 3,000,000 acres less under cul
tivation than had been producing
food at the end of the last war.
The Scotch sheep raisers, for in
| stance, were greatly discouraged
i over the obvious eagerness of the
government to increase British con
sumption of Argentine beef. There
were very sound economic reasons
for increasing Argentina’s ability
to purchase British manufactured
goods, but from a military stand
point they were very unsound.
It is a long sea haul from Buenos
Aires to any British port, and, pre
paring for war in other days, the
British government overlooked the
fact that in wartime they might not
be able to spare the bottoms to bring
this food, not to mention the pos
sibility that German submarines,
raiders, mines and bombers might
make it impossible to get the ships
through at all.
U. 8. POLICY SIMILAR
There is not the same element of
gambling with danger in the mis
taken policy the United States has
been pursuing, and apparently will
continue to pursue for some months,
at least, to come. But economically
it is just as cockeyed.
The department of agriculture,
with the enthusiastic approval of
congress, is still working on the idea
that it is sound business to pay the
farmers NOT to raise food. The
idea, of course, was always to hold
the price up.
But the administration is strug
gling to hold ALL prices down. It
doesn't talk about holding farm
prices down, but obviously a rise in
the cost of food would boost the cost
of living, and hence tend to produce
more labor troubles.
But, if the government would just
take its hands off, it would not only
save hundreds of millions of dollars
which could be used for defense, but
the farmers would eagerly rush
back to the old habit of producing
all they could. Thus, just by letting
nature take its course, the country
would avoid a food problem next
year and the year afterward.
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