PEARL HARBOR week, two scrubby freighters lay in St. Thomas, British West Indies. They were Panama registry, to comply with the late United States Neutrality Act, but they were American boats, loaded with bauxite from British Guiana— bauxite is the ore of aluminum.By BLAIR FRASER22 min
COL. RALSTON will, of course, have to take the brunt of the McNaughton retirement—a task which may prove neither easy nor pleasant. At this writing it is not clear how much can or will be disclosed in the forthcoming debates. To tell the whole story would probably reveal military secrets which may have to wait the war’s end or later for disclosure.
THIS is a very slight, very personal story and yet it should be told. It concerns only three people —young Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dorne and a young man named Ezra Field. They are not particularly important people and yet their story seems to me to be important.By NELIA GARDNER WHITE16 min
THIS is London calling,” says the BBC announcer. And then, as a pandemonium of whistles, hoots and crackles assaults the ether, he adds, calmly, “And that is Germany jamming it.” We catch that much and miss half the next sentence. The next few words are fairly clear, and then there is a muffled passage.By JAMES WEDGWOOD DRAWBELL16 min
THE ranging tank columns and the sprawling mobile warfare of modern invasion have replaced the static trench battles of World War I. Present-day armies fight in three dimensions, where their fathers fought in two; cubic warfare creates new conditions and sets new problems.By CONNERY CHAPPELL5 min
ONE DAY in London last October I had the good fortune to draw Lord Louis Mountbatten out of a hat. This is how it happened. The sitting which had been arranged with one of the war’s most romantic figures allowed for only half an hour to be divided into five-minute periods for six photographers of whom I was one.By YOUSUF KARSH16 min
YOUR table may groan this year but it won’t be from the weight of food upon it. Not that it will go bare or the folks around it go hungry for even if you can’t play the Lady Bountiful to your family and friends you can still serve them good plain cooking and make them like it.By HELEN G. CAMPBELL5 min
Could Be!—A science note describes a comet as “a mass of gas enclosing a lot of stones.” Sounds like a political campaign that’s wandered off into space.—Sault Ste. Marie Star. Little Iron Man—A Hollywood photo shows an actor’s child of two solemnly playing golf.
HOW would you like to step up your energy, alertness, good cheer, ambition and your bounce and ginger? How would you like to— supposing you could? Well, maybe you can! The war has taught us what we can do if we have what it takes; but it is a matter for concern that war fatigue is beginning to show in taut nerves and childish bickering.By DANIEL W. JOSSELYN11 min
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