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French Press Collaborationist, But Unenthusiastic

Post by Globalization41 » 04 Apr 2004 08:03

Vichy, France, Wireless to The New York
By G.H. Archambault, Sunday, August
17, 1941:
The desire of the Vichy government
for "comprehension of its position" on the part
of the United States is made manifest this
weekend by newspaper discussion in which
France is represented as the natural link
between Europe and America,
historically and
sentimentally. ... The opinion is advanced that
even in "the new Europe" France can continue
to play that part -- which naturally introduces
the question of "collaboration." ... As
presented in particular by the Progress de
the argument is that "the new Europe" --
"if it is realized" -- will not result from mere
economic, political, or juridical transformations
but that it will call especially for moral
transformation of member States,
and it is
suggested that France's part will be to bring
back "justice and moderation to a disordered
continent." ... This latest conception of
"collaboration" is supported by the Temps,
which urges that "the European viewpoint"
has ever been present in the minds of
French rulers "through so many fluctuations
of our history, which cannot be separated
from the history of our continent." The
paper then declares the French genius,
which is made up of reason and the instinct of
still forms the better part of French
influence in the world, and it suggests that in
"the new Europe" that genius may prove the
leaven [i.e. tempering quality]. ... On this
premise the Temps proceeds: "No country
more than ours on this side of the ocean has
greater understanding of America and her
there are no peoples on the other
continents whose past, whose traditions, and
whose many great common memories are
better prepared than the American people's to
comprehend the French instinct of liberty and
ideals." ... Articles upon this theme bear such
headlines as "France and Her Mission" and
"France, the Link Between Europe and the
New World." ... They are in contrast, in any
case, with the recent statement made in Paris
by Fernand de Brinon, Vichy's representative
in the occupied zone, who, addressing the
American press there -- what is left of it --
studiously underlined the points of divergence
between French and American conceptions of
the future world,
with insistence upon the fact
that the [French] embodied "a new distribution
of the economic wealth of the globe." ... It
happens that since M. de Brinon spoke, the
joint British-United States declaration upon war
has taken up this very point, not to speak
of others, which there is every reason to
believe, have given food for thought. ... So
"collaboration" appears to have become a
word of limitless extension.
At one end of the
scale it permitted this afternoon the competition
of crews from the occupied zone in a rowing
regatta at Vichy. At the other end it has
infinite implications. ... The fact remains,
nevertheless, that "collaboration" has yet to be.
Chief of State Henri Philippe Petain himself, in
his broadcast last week, insisted that it must be
a long job, while the same time he appealed to
the United States to strive to understand his
... The current issue of the Revue
des Deux Mondes
-- it prides itself upon having
Marshal Petain as a contributor, and its editor,
Andre Chaumeix, is a close friend of the Chief
of State -- has some penetrating comment upon
this aspect of the matter. ... It says: "The
whole problem boils down to this: The Axis
powers profess to be charged with the mission
of organizing that new Europe which the
League of Nations failed to organize.
Yes or
no, have they political, economic, and social
conception which may be acceptable to the
United States? ... The future will show. The
problem is all the more vast and delicate since
the words `European organization' designate
a reality filled with unknown quantities. From
Charlemagne to Napoleon the question
appeared insoluble. Today it is complicated by
considerable fact that European policy is
inseparable from African and Oriental policies.

This is a theme for immense meditation." So
far as Vichy is concerned, meditation is
scarcely helped by the clamors of the French
press, which, while declaring itself out-and-out
"collaborationist," seems bent upon placing
every possible obstacle in Marshal Petain's
while all the time professing for him the
greatest admiration. Once again today it is
criticizing Vichy's "wait and see" attitude and
hinting that more changes in the Cabinet may
prove necessary. And all this for the greater
benefit of "collaboration." ... Obviously, the
dominating factor in the situation is that the
war has not ended.

Vichy, France, Associated Press, The New
York Times,
Sun., Aug. 17, 1941: Campaigns
were launched simultaneously in Vichy and
German-occupied Paris today against
government officials accused of betraying
Chief of State Henri Philippe Petain's National
... Joseph Barthelemy, Minister of
in an interview criticizing officials
attempting to sabotage the government's work,
expressed himself in almost the same terms as
did Marcel Deat, editorial writer in l'Oeuvre in
Paris. M. Deat declared that the difference
between Marshal Petain's plan for national
unity and the way the government was being
administered was so great that discontent had
reached a stage worse than that in the period
preceding the Popular Front uprising of 1936.

He warned that "violent reactions might
come." ... After referring to "this type of wait
and see policy," M. Barthelemy declared that
"it is not longer permissible for any interpreter
of Marshal Petain's wishes to carry out his
orders with feebleness." M. Deat declared that
"industrialists complain of veritable
administrative sabotage in interpretation of
legislative texts.
" ... Decrees in the Journal
removed a number of mayors and
municipal councilors in occupied and
unoccupied zones. ... ... Rome, United Press,
The New York Times,
Sun., August 17, 1941:
The Ministry of Agriculture today issued a
decree banning after Aug. 28 the use of
vegetable flour for manufacturing biscuits and
pastry. The ban is aimed at reliving the
shortage of vegetables. ... ... Bound Brook,
N.J., Special to The New York Times,
August 17, 1941:
The Jewish training farm in
Franklin Township celebrated its first
anniversary today by opening a new poultry
Refugee farmers who learn the
rudiments of farming here were on hand with
their friends to hear a group of speakers
headed by Dr. Gabriel Davidson, managing
director of the Jewish Agricultural Society,
who established the farm. Dr. Davidson said
that possibly the greatest benefit of the training
program was the leveling of barriers, which
was the finest possible preparation for the
American way of life.

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Police Press House-to-House Searches in Paris

Post by Globalization41 » 08 Apr 2004 09:30

Vichy, Associated Press, The New York
Thursday, September 18, 1941: [Late
Wednesday, U.S. time]
The German conquerors
last night warned all Parisians that they
were liable to be shot as hostages unless
attacks on Nazi soldiers ceased, and the police
in the occupied zone early Saturday pressed
house-to-house searches for hidden arsenals.

... Up until midnight no further violence had
been reported. ... Pierre Puncheu, Minister of
the Interior, summoned American
correspondents for an hour-long interview in
which he said he was doing his utmost to
prevent serious German reprisals

Sportsman's Park, St. Louis, Special to The
New York Times,
By James P. Dawson,
Wednesday, September 17, 1941: Adjusting
themselves to both the ridiculous and the
sublime, the Cardinals annexed a doubleheader
from the Braves at Sportsman's Park today to
cut a half a game from Brooklyn's lead in the
torrid National League pennant fight and
advance to within one length of the Dodgers.
... Jumping quickly to take advantage of a pair
of errors by Tom Earley and Buddy Hassett in
the 8th inning of the opener, Billy
Southworth's band crowned an uphill battle
with a cluster of five unearned runs that gave
him the game, 6-1. Estel Crabtree's third
homer of the campaign, opening the 7th
inning, squared the run the Braves scored on
Marty Marion's error in the 5th inning. The
late outburst gave the left-handed rookie,
Howard Pollet, his fourth victory. ... In the
nightcap, when the teams came down to the
home half of the 9th deadlocked at 2-all,
Crabtree settled the issue with another homer,
a majestic drive that bounced off the right-field
roof and gave the Cards the spoils, 3-2. ...
A Ladies' day crowd of 7,712 left the scene
joyous not only in the knowledge that the Cards
[91-51] had shortened the gap between the
Dodgers [93-51] and themselves, but also in the
fact that the club had maintained an even balance
with the Brooks on the losing side and is two
games short on the winning side in the season's
play. ... ... The left-handed Max Lanier notched
his ninth victory in the nightcap as Jim Tobin
bowed in his ninth defeat. Stanley Musial,
a 20-year-old rookie up from the Rochester
farm, celebrated his first major league game
with a double that sent the Cards two runs in
front in the 3rd inning. [Musial played his
entire career with the Cards, retiring after the
1963 season.]
... Then the Braves leaped on
Lanier for two runs in the 7th with the aid of an
error by Creepy Crespi, but the 37-year-old
Crabtree took command and kept his club
snapping at the heels of the Dodgers. ...
Musial came up for the second time in the
3rd. Lanier was on second after scratching
a single before Johnny Hopp walked. Then
Musial crashed a double to the fence in
right center that chased in both runs. ...
Lanier didn't yield a hit until the 4th, when John
Dudra singled after the Card southpaw had
bowled over 11 men in a row. Lanier then
dispose of eight more before Crespi fumbled
Frank Demaree's grounder with one out in the
7th. Eddie Miller tripled Demaree home and
Gene Moore's single chased in Miller, tying
the score. ... Boston threatened in the 9th
when Carvel Rowell opened with a double.
But Lanier then turned the Braves back with
two on. Tobin had no reason for apprehension
as the last half opened. He had turned the
Cards back through three straight innings in
which he pitched to nine men and permitted
them to hit the ball out of the infield once. ...
The husky Hub hurler whizzed a strike past
Crabtree. Then Estel leaned against the next
pitch and the game was over. ... ... Six of the
runs in the opener were unearned. The single
untainted tally was Crabtree's round-tripper, a
drive beyond the right-field roof in the 7th
which pulled the Cards even [at 1-1]. ... Earley
contributed to his own downfall in the 8th.
His error in failing to touch first as Hassett
fielded Jimmy Brown's grounder with one out
gave Brown a life. Hopp banged a double to
right and, after Terry Moore skied to Gene
Moore, Johnny Mize was intentionally passed,
filling the bases. Hassett here booted
Crabtree's grounder and then handled it like a
hot coal, two runs scoring. Crespi walked,
filling the bases, and Marion's single chased in
two more. Gus Mancuso came up to drive in
Crespi from third with a single that also
knocked Earley out. Art Johnson got the side
out -- too late. ... Marion paved the way for
the run that robbed Pollet of a shutout. Marty
booted Phil Masi's grounder opening the 5th.
A wild pitch let the Hub backstop reach second
with two out. He scored when Earley hit a
single to right. ... ... Casey Stengel came here
bemoaning a fate that sees Johnny Cooney,
Max West, and Paul Waner crippled, although
Cooney was able to hobble through the opener.
... The Cards had some misgivings in the
opener when Crespi went down under Masi's
slashing drive in the 6th. But Creepy
recovered. ... The Braves started with designs
on stealing the opener -- until Mancuso cut
down Miller in two attempts. ... Tomorrow
Mort Cooper will try to overcome Manny
Salvo and the Braves [59-84]. ... [Pollet's
pitching line in game one was nine innings,
eight hits, four passes, and one strike out. ...
Lanier five-hit the Braves in the nightcap,
fanning three and walking only one. ... Stan
Musial began his big league career by
doubling and singling in four trips. He drove
in two. One of the nicest guys ever, Musial
would eventually hit .331 with 3,360 hits in
10,972 at bats. He played in 3,026 games
(all with the Cardinals), scored 1,949 runs,
doubled 725 times, hit 177 triples, crashed
475 home runs, batted in 1,951 runs, and
drew 1,599 free passes. ... Time of games
was 2:12 and a snappy 1:37.]

Starting Lineups

Game One

Boston Braves

Sibby Sisti 3b
Johnny Cooney cf
Buddy Hassett 1b
Frank Demaree lf
Eddie (R.) Miller ss
Phil Masi c
Skippy Roberge 2b
Gene Moore rf
Tom Earley p

St. Louis Cardinals
Jimmy Brown 3b
Johnny Hopp lf
Terry Moore cf
Johnny Mize 1b
Estel Crabtree rf
Creepy Crespi 2b
Marty Marion ss
Gus Mancuso c
Howie Pollet p

Game Two

Boston Braves

Sibby Sisti 3b
Bama Rowell lf
John Dudra 1b
Frank Demaree rf
Eddie (R.) Miller ss
Gene Moore cf
Skippy Roberge 2b
Ray Berres c
Jim Tobin p

St. Louis Cardinals
Jimmy Brown 3b
Johnny Hopp cf
Stan Musial rf
Johnny Mize 1b
Estel Crabtree lf
Creepy Crespi 2b
Marty Marion ss
Gus Mancuso c
Max Lanier p

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