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TIPE~ KALONA NEWS Learning Sea Trade at 'Little Annapolis' Washington, D. C. HOME-GROWN FASCISTS After three months of temporizing with native Fascist champions, At. torney General Francis Biddle is finally going to get tough--on direct personal orders of the President. Roosevelt directed Biddle to take vigorous legal action against cer- tain factional leaders who have been publicly den~ncing the war against the Axis and in some instances ac- tually expressing pleasure over Jap victories. Complaints have poured into Washington from parents of boys in the armed services demanding that these domestic foes be jailed. But Biddle demurred on the ground of "preserving civil liberties." Shortly after Pearl Harbor, FBI agents arrested Robert Noble, rabid Los Angeles Fascist leader, on seri- ous charges involving statements concerning the war. Despite the FBI's evidence, Biddle ordered Noble released. This brought down a storm of protests on Biddle's head that stead- ily increased as the hostile opera- tions of these elements became bold- er and more outspoken. Still Biddle refused to allow either the FBI or federal district attorneys, who were champing at the bit, to crack down. Finally White House advisers, alarmed over the situation, took the matter direct to the President. They laid before him a mass of evidence dealing with Noble, Father Cough- lin, Francis P. Moran of Boston, Gerald L, K. Smith of Michigan and Charles B. Hudson of Omaha. One document shown Roosevelt was the March 16 issue of Coughlin's weekly publication which declared that a "world-wide sacred war" was declared against Germany nine years ago. The publication also at- tacked aid to Russta, denounced the British bombing of French plants making Nazi supplies, and contained such statements as: "Unless the German forces can overcome Russia and successfully invade England by the end of Sep- tember, there is every evidence that the entire world will have elected to experinee a blood bath the like of which Ms never imagined by the most poetic minds."--"It has been the practiced policy of the Roose-i v~It administration to favor the Chi- i nose in their war against Japan. This policy has rankled in the hearts of the Nipponese war lords who are devoted to the policy of Asia for the A gunnery class at the state merchant marine academy, Fort Schuyler, N. Y., is shown (left} operating a naval gun. Future officers for the U. S. merchant marine are being trained here to sail the seven seas under Old Glory. They learn not only to sail their ships but to fight them if necessary. Right: Cadet Robert King Im shown studying the gyro-pilot at the merchant marine academy. U. S. Troops Start Building Alaska Highway Asiatic, a policy which, after all, is Upper picture shows Journey's end, as U. S. engineer corps troops arrive at the end of the steel ribbon, nothing more than an expression of at Dawson Creek, B. C., to start building a highway to Alaska from the end of the present road at Fort St. our own Monroe Doctrine." $ohn. Below: First activity of road building at start of construction of the Alaska highway. Note men in fore- ground with truck pulling another road-building truck out of a ditch. All equipment for the project was shipped from the States. Old Cannon--Reborn--May Roar Again 'Gen. Heat' in India After carefully examining the evidence, the President summoned Biddle, ordered him to get tough and do so immediately. Temperatures go sky-high in India in the summertime, and the men who work in India's iron and steel industry must have almost super- Part of cannon caravan shown as it passed through Pittsfield, Mass., human stamina to withstand it. i on its w~y to Boston Common, to participate In demonstration commemo- Here two punjabl tongsmen stand In front of a "man cooler" fan in the Tatas plant at Bombay, which provides armament for the Allies. GOOD WAR NEWS Here is some all-important GOOD war news for a change. The United States and the Brit- ish Empire have won a victory of supreme importance in the crucial war production race. For the first time in the 2~ years of the war the United States and Britain now are out-producing the Axis and its vassal states in vital arms and munitions. Although the two allies still are on the defensive, henceforth Anglo- American war output should pile up an ever-increasing margin of arma- ment superiority. U. S. producing capacity in par- ticular is just beginning to swing into an all-out war scale. The mighty i i: auto industry, for example, is now being furiously converted. Other major industries are undergoing the same transformation. Also hundreds of new war plants are in various stages of completion, with hundreds of o~ers being projected. Sage old "Bernie" Baruch com- ments: "We can't yet crack our heels together in celebration, even if things are better." What he means is that there are still plenty of sour spots. Some of these are: labor supply, certain obstacles in the flow of ma- terials, shortage of materials, in. adequate use of equipment, insut- ~ rating the original expedition, when Gen. Henry Knox delivered a train of flcient subcontracting, red tape and i artillery to Gen. G~eorge Wasliingtou, from Fort Ticonderoga. The old1 bureaucratic obstruction, the incom- ] petence, greed and lack of initiative ~ caunon will be smashed and used for salvage in the current war. / of many employers, the profit- ! I mindedness of dollar-a.year men. Stalls Housing Job But despite all these, U. S. indus. try every week is pouring out a steadily soaring floodtide of was sup- ~plies. On the basis of a private survey made by the authors of this column, it can be stated definitely that with the British Empire's greatly accelerated production the two Allies now are ahead of the Axis. Note: The survey was limited on the Allied side to the U. S. and British Empire because it is impos- sible to get detailed information about Russian production. --Buy Defense Bonds-- MERRY-GO-ROUND Congressional critics of President Roosevelt are caustically denounced by A, F. Whitney, white.crested president of the Railroad Trainmen, in the latest issue of the union's magazine. In a lead editorial Whit- ney declares, "No congressman or congressional committee, no sena. tvr or group in the senate, no Axis agent or anyone else seeking to use the war to discredit the President will throw any sand in our eyes in any way useful in their desire to advance a selfish, ignoble nurvose." Exchanging 'Autographs' in Britain ! Lieut. Gen. Delos C. Emmons, commanding general of the Hawaiian department, is shown decorating officers and men of the submarine Trout at ceremonies held at Pearl Harbor, in recognition of their successful performance of an unnamed mission for the war department in enemy- controlled waters. At left is Lieut. Comdr. Frank Fenno, captain of the Trout. The army presentation was directed by President Roosevelt for extraordinary heroism in carrying out the war department's, mission. (Photo approved by the U. S. navy.) Landing Operations From a 'Transport' The "transport" is a platform built in a pond on the Fort Brags, N. C., reservation, and serves as the deck of a ship for training men in trans- ferring to l~ding boats for the short jump to the beach. At top, a gen- eral view of the scene as the men leave the "transport" for their rubber boats. Below: A closeup of the men swarming over the side. Poland's Premier Confers With President ..... ~: :~ ~ :~@~:~ :~: ::~ ::~: ~~~ ~.~:: :~.~z~.x.,~,~x~z~s~:~ ,~.: "'. "~',: --~:::," :: ~: :: :~ ::::~'e :::~' " ~.~!.~ ~,'.~ ~ :~ : : .. - ~:..~, The Premier ef Poland, who recently visited the Near East and the Russian front, where a Polish army of 100,000 has been formed, held conference with t!ze President regarding American supplies for the New Polish army. Picture shows premier Waldyslaw Sikro~ki of Poland, sa- luting; Lie~'~t. Col. J. lllnski, center, and Jan Ciechanowski, Polish ambas- sador, leaving the White House. [NEW iDEAS1 " , ~,etroat | ~ ~ ~ I LINED W'ITH OLD I M~MI@~I~i~--~ lemt~ "roet'~sr.R I I ~I'~D FASTENED I~xta.H,, r . ,~ "rOe IAROUNOI |@~,~. . . aoo. I ~.': ~.~ LONG before we were threat- ened with the necessity of blackouts window draperies were hung well over walls to give rooms a sunny spacious effect. The same idea may now be used to keep Shocked Racers After a man has driven an automobile in a race, such as the 500-mile Indianapolis Classic, his nervous system is shocked about as much as it would be if he had been severely stunned and hurled from 40 to 50 feet by an explo- sion, says Collier's. Mrs. Mabel Mahon, living with 10 Sometimes these racers also de- United States soldiers, part of the A. E. F., who have Just arrived in dogs at Uniontown, Pa., held up a velop such a rigid grip on the London, are shown making friends with British girls in uniform. 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