Editorial Subject Listings - War In Europe

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W. C. Dowd, 1865 -1927

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  • Men of Property - By Holy Roman rights, painter owns half Italy and Musso., half Germany
  • Progress - Women and children now fight, also
  • Going Home - Musso's land troops removed from Spain, but of no moment
  • Pirate's Boast - Germany, Italy sinking British merchant ships for Franco
  • A Smart Stroke - Eden, Churchill welcome additions to British cabinet; Hitler threatens all of Poland
  • Cat and Mouse - Hungary now slave to Hitler; slaves make poor allies if war comes
  • War Prospect - War likely; millions on millions of lives will be lost
  • Lion Growls - If Hitler continues Corridor demand, Poland must fight or be cut from Baltic, strangled; war
  • The Bargain - Hitler's word worthless; he means to have all of Poland, not just Danzig, highway
  • Our Policy? - Preferable to watch, but must aid GB, France before too late
  • On the Fence - Musso may be more dangerous as "neutral" than with Hitler
  • A Promise - Hitler says will not bomb women and children; but already hitting Polish cities
  • Berlin Visitors - Russia's overtures may mean German alliance; but could be costly
  • The War - Will be slow; Nazis may seek quick peace with GB, France; GB bombs to clear N. Sea, Baltic?
  • Unspectacular - French, Brit lack of move, no moment; storming Siegfried slaughter in WWI
  • In the Balkans - Whether Balkans, Russia warm to Nazi if wins not certain; but still Turkey
  • Russian Riddle - Japan stays neutral; Russia should regard U.S. joinder with Allies if it joins Nazi
  • In the Pit - Not just Brit propaganda got U.S. into World War, as Ironpants claims
  • Beau Geste - One Nazi submariner Galahad; another, typical swine
  • Marking Time - Nazi seeks to split France from GB to force GB to table; Allies await Musso choice
  • Nazi Chivalry - Guernica, Almeria, concentration camps remind of what it is really like
  • Precedent - War on civilians will increase rage against Nazi
  • Prisoners - Slovak soldiers placed between German lines and forced to fight for brigands
  • Love Feast - Propaganda designed to dodge concentration camps; British airman statement suspect
  • Have a Cigarette? - Russian soldier may prefer Polish to German; but leaders also exchange cigs
  • Propaganda - Ironpants comparison of German to Brit not well taken
  • That Loot - Versailles no excuse; not so harsh as supposed
  • Scraps of Paper? - German concentration indicates they will come through Holland, Belgium
  • Double-Damned - Ironpants praised Munich, now pans GB, France for sell-out to Czechs and Poland
  • Counter-Terror - Rumanians avenge Nazi plot with terror; usual Hitler recipe won't work
  • Dead Soldier - German Junker officer opposed Hitler; probably shot by own
  • Nazi Trap - Jewish doctors purged; now needed, but too late
  • Wagner Man - English ban Wagner; absurd, music has nothing to do with Nazi
  • A Dream Hedged - Hitler aides stow money outside Germany, lack confidence in outcome
  • Balkan Bloc - Musso's intentions muddled by embattled possibilities; Stalin also unclear
  • In Czech-Land - Czechs may revolt; not fighting with Germans because distrusted
  • Quandary - Russia coy, no real ally of Hitler
  • Ghost War - Truth of action hard to know; all quiet on Western Front?
  • Little Light - Stalin's intentions remain unclear; probably wants long war of attrition
  • Cuckoo - World could cause us to laugh ourselves to death
  • Russ Prize - Afghanistan poor nation; frank, independent, warring; Russia may seek, hard terrain
  • Strange Cries - Nazi outrage over British commandeering of Altmark strange, from murderous nation
  • For the Record - Altmark outrage by Norway against Britain is merely self-preservation game
  • Carol's Turn - Hitler promises goodies for Rumania while seeking to vanquish--as with Czechs
  • Allied Chances - Trondheim is key to Norway; need battleships, more French soldiers
  • Nazi Claims - Norway in trouble but Nazis exaggerate to demoralize
  • Safe Million - Bounty on Hitler's capture; but not possible, must be killed
  • Exploded - Norway fought by Brits, not Canadians; Nazi propaganda, RRR wrong
  • Scapegoat - Chamberlain gets blame for Norway; defeatism working against Allies
  • A Team? - Ironpants and RRR out to save U.S. from war with Germany
  • Claim - More Ossa on Olympus from Berlin...
  • Novelist - Knut Hamsun embraces Nazis; long cycle of U.S. hate
  • Test - British must stop Hitler from getting Narvik
  • Telling - Brit. Admiral blames Chamberlain's reserve on battleships for Norway loss
  • Witness - Ironpants, Beard believe loss of England, France no matter to U.S.
  • On This Course - Norway loss bad; opens door for Nazi navy; Brits should take out Ital. navy now
  • Strategy - Wild hog now in Belgium, Holland; Allied plan? Stop Hog by sword or end
  • Wasted - Hog says Belgium, Holland invaded to stop French, Brit attack
  • Up Winnie - Chamberlain out, Churchill in; too late but qualities should help
  • One Too Many - Belgium, Holland invasion begins ravanche, says Hog; if loses, will pay price--this time
  • Facing Facts - Must get ready now, navy weak, propagandists marching
  • War's Prospect - Long time before good news; losing ground in Holland; must build air forces
  • In Europe - New Attila in France, Belgium, Holland; not just "over there"
  • The U.S. - Immediate entry won't aid; first, build planes, tanks, finance Allies
  • Western Front - Channel Ports must be held; Maginot will be costly for Nazi; Lowland advance slowed
  • Poll - Locals favor aid to Allies
  • Time Factor - Time to build planes; U.S. slept long enough
  • Purge - Fifth Columnists in France should be purged--with sword
  • A Pooh-Pooh - Ironpants wants navy out of Pacific; loss of Dutch East Indies okay?
  • Choice - Hitler will offer France, Britain terms; unlikely to accept
  • Foregone - Naval Committee report politicized
  • Symbol - Wasp to dung-beetle; Hitler to invaded nations
  • Not Lost Yet - Antwerp down, but even should Paris fall, Allies may not falter; central mtns. formidable
  • No Difference? - Lindbergh says imperialistic war; no matter who wins; so okay to see U.S. Nazified?
  • Ploughman - Terrorists, bombs do not ruffle Belgian farmer
  • His Allies - If Hitler wins, Sentimentalists his staunchest allies
  • Battle - Nazi gains in France are soft mechanized forward advance, not yet won; Weygand must re-form
  • Clumsy - Embargo all goods to Germany; not just stop sales for stolen gold
  • Warning - France overrun from lack of air, mechanized support; can happen here; Fifth Column aids
  • Nazi Gamble - Nazi soldiers no mere dupes; goal to enslave; if lose, will pay price
  • Warlock - Senator Lundeen mad because French, Brits in West Indies; wants to fight them, not Germany
  • Jitters - Stalin fearful; Musso. still on fence
  • Peril - People, pols oblivious to real danger; Fifth Column, Musso, Japan combine for trouble to U.S.
  • Irish Base - Hitler wants it to starve England, have better range on Atlantic shipping
  • Klan Column - Klan more likely to be Column than aid in stopping
  • Follow-Up - Goebbels mocks truth; says Brits used civilian shields
  • Warning - Warning to U.S. passenger ship--from whom?
  • Betrayal - Belgian surrender shames king; could have held on
  • Solved - xiNIHCACSAT=The Secret Weapon
  • Prior Quisling - Bolo, Fifth Columnist in WWI, executed; accomplice served time, then Finance Minister
  • Appropriations - A billion in defense just starter; FDR must exhort industry
  • Notice - British retreat, but won't surrender; not decadent as Hitler claims
  • Spider Song - Seductress Adolf to France, "Come hither, let me squeeze you in half"; goal is England
  • Duty - Hog executes French prisoners; excuse is claim that French shot downed airmen; not likely
  • One Battle - Nazi losses so high, gains in France dubious; French regroup; Brit rearguard stands
  • Fifth Column - Origins of the phrase--four outside, fifth inside
  • Surpassed - Caligula no match for Hitler for "shameless impudence"
  • Time to Duck - Hitler claims will not trouble West; says spies in Mexico really Brit; such begs our action
  • Not Too Smart - Flanders, Paris backfire; Brit, French morale improved
  • Any Old Port - Stalin may be cowed to join Allies if quick Nazi win, no stalemate; could check Musso
  • Model - Daladier gone in France; appeasers in England also going
  • Silly Move - Italian Editor's warning to U.S. not well-received
  • A Tune Changes - RRR deems Brit, French islands crucial for U.S. but "worthless" if Hitler takes them
  • Cargo - Scrap iron in Wilmington to Italians
  • Purpose - Musso's purpose is to enslave
  • Succor - Red Cross needs contributions
  • By Daytime - Nazi daytime bombing is to see targets better, not save civilians
  • New World - "New and better world" is to enslave and murder at will
  • Weather Vane - Turkey's continued alliance to West good sign that Hitler, Musso claims of victory hollow
  • The Blame - Neanderthal blames French fortifications for having to destroy Paris
  • Hard Words - NC lawyer believes Brits will sink US ship, as Nazi claims
  • In 90 Days - Reverse of U.S. policy; now solidly behind Allies
  • Gesture - Hitler best not gloat; Versailles no justification
  • War Lesson - Best defense is good offense; fixed fortifications anachronism
  • Opportunity - Slow reaction to Nazi horde; but Red Cross contribution will help refugees
  • Epitaph - France done in by pols; let not America be likewise
  • Weakness - Indecision of democracies reason France ruled by Das Schwein
  • Same Way - Britain awake; U.S. still asleep
  • Addendum - "Tender-minded" lawyer believes Brits to sink U.S. ship
  • Excuse - "Honorable foe" same hog which marched on France in 1918
  • We Are In - By selling arms to belligerents, we violate Hague; already at war
  • Terms - French surrender: Rump state, disarmed, to aid Nazi against G.B.
  • Riders - "Peace" promised; death, but Four Horsemen cometh first
  • With Honor? - French now 1/3 Jackal, 2/3 Hog; sold by Petain; had choice still to fight
  • Shame - Italians sit behind Jackal fearfully waiting--no honor
  • Poor Joke - No prank to raise Nazi flag; leave U.S. flag up instead
  • Bear Moves - Stalin will await outcome with Brits as to whether to hit Nazi or play canny
  • Symbolism - Musso best not try to take back Britain for Roman Empire
  •  At A Tomb  - "The rat-like man leaning on the balustrade" at the Tomb of Napoleon may be in fear. . .
  • Threat - Nazi paper: Sniping Brits criminal, could make GB Dunkerque; Cash: Sniping of bandits justified
  • July 4, 1940 - Liberty overshadowed by clouds, horde, but not dead unless will of the free lost
  • Battle - GB purge of French fleet rational; else to Petain-Laval gang, i.e., Hitler
  • Vain Claim - Italians penetrate only skeletal French force; no great feat as Musso claims
  • Zeal - Nazi howls over Lion's French fleet action; they enslave, ruin; all else wrong
  • Dilemma - Humanity conflicts with practicality; blockade, starvation or not
  • Unity - French recipe simple--destroy freedom, have one Party; just like Hog puppeteer
  • Heroism - Italy puffs up, beats breasts and hides; come through Gibraltar, says Winnie
  • Hoax - Another Nazi propaganda move to stir distrust for British
  • Chivalry - Jailed Dutch merchant failed to see flirt plan: More Nazi babies to murder all
  • Immune - Dies looks at Bund, implies active in Mexico; why never KKK, Coughlin, Vindicators?
  • Biology Note - British ships spring new life and limb in spite of Nazi shot-and-sunk reports
  • Jitters - Unjustified suspicion of Congressman showing Nazi movie on Poland; warning only, not furtherance

  • Motto - French now say, "Labor, The Family, The Fatherland"--Joan weeps in fires
  • At Hand - Laval, Flandin control France; help Axis to save necks
  • The Hunted - German intellectuals in France at risk, need help of U.S.
  • F. O. B. - For need of transports, Brit children no longer to be brought to U.S. by Brit ships; we should do it
  • Tactics - Zeitung, Telefunken tell U.S. Big Lie: Let go England; no force by nice little Nazi
  • Second Choice - Universal military service, standing army: pitfalls aplenty, founders warned; but...
  • Observed - Bastille Day celebrated in France anyway--in tears
  • Adolf's Terms - Hitler lures GB with promises of money, power, vanquishing Stalin; hides real purpose
  • Nay-sayer - One Frenchman stands up to Hitler
  • Cat's Paw - Spain attempts to spread Nazi-Fascist dogma in cutting off Chile
  • Peace Game - Hitler appears hesitant to attack England just now
  • Moral Ire - Nazis warn British "snipers" defending homes; butcher thousands
  • Straw Man - Adolf, not Fifth Columns, funneling food from conquered; Red Cross caught in dilemma
  • Italy Hedges - More meatless days ordered; Brits safe for now
  • Sea Fight - (Nominated for Pulitzer) -The men of the Jervis Bay, a breed apart, protected rear from Nazi
  • High Price - Greece and Libya about to fall to Nazi, but heavy toll for few gains will demoralize Germans
  • Drift Policy - Spain may join Axis; U.S. policy may cause fall of G.B., leaving us alone to face the Nazi
  • Old Battle - Xerxes, an early Hitler, outnumbered, but Leonidas and Spartan band fought to death
  • Alternative - Xerxes was defeated; so will be Hitler, not if, but when; most favor convoy, so get on with it
  • Half Convoy - Convoy to mid-Atlantic silly--ineffectual risk; time for full convoy, shooting back to defend
  • A Prophecy - Escape of Von Werra, admitted to bail, no surprise; Nazi murderers forfeit legal rights
  • Scant Aid - U.S. Atlantic patrol helpful, but ineffective gesture of war; w/o more, Britain will fall in 1941
  • They Cheered - Ovation from Nazis for Lindbergh's "Britain will fall"; proves their and C.A.L's hopes
  • Tank Line - Tank production at Chrysler going strong--finally; will soon eclipse German production
  • Grim Words - Churchill grim, but strong, correct; Hitler is incarnation of wish and will of German nation
  • Pretty Thin - Darlan trying to get French angry at British to make Vichy full Axis partner; in vain
  • Narcotic - Hess desertion does not herald Nazi collapse; narcotization of U.S. and G.B. best Nazi hope
  • More Light - French traitor and Communist Doriot is pro-Nazi; like other Communists, is only for himself
  • Dubious Act - Neutrality Act may prevent incidents--but hastens fall of G.B, divides U.S. for Nazi good
  • Peril Spots - If Spain to join Axis, we should seize Canaries, Azores, Cape Verdes, and Dakar; stop airbases
  • Hess Puzzle - Hess--original Nazi interested in German "Master Class", not peace; Britain won't accept
  • Bogey Man - Darlan sells out Vichy to Hitler in hopes of intimidating U.S. to stay out; will backfire
  • *Twelve Men - The young Canadian men sunk by the Nazi barbarian were worth millions of appeasers

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