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Military government weekly information bulletin
No. 42 (May 1946)

Press comments,   pp. 15-18 PDF (1.9 MB)

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At the same time, Bowles foresaw the
possibility that starvation might 'easily
spread and grow i4 people of theUnited
States do not work now for a. stabilized,
wellordered economy. Pointing out that
the economy of the US is an integral part
'of world 'economy, he said, "the kind of
'economy we have here in America, and
the kind of world prosperity we'll have
in years ahead depend in large part on
decisions about price control laws that
.are being made here in this country to-
"We ha~ve it in sour power - by keep-
ing 'economically strong - to set the
pattern for strength and economic self-
sufficiency in other countries of the
world ... if we let ourselves get bogged
,down with inflation, collapse and depres-
sion - as we did after the last war -
we can do a lot of damage to ourselves
and world."
H. R. Baukage of ABC claims that
Nazi influence has risen in direct pr'opor-
tion to the withdrawal of American
troops. "It's high time," he says, "... to
consider the organization of a .... well-
paid, well-trained volunteer group to po-
lice Germany. That job can't be done -by
b'oys with !on~e -eye on the next boat for
President Truman speaking at Fordham
University's centennial ceriemonies chal-
lenged the science of education to pro-
vide the chief defense against the atom
b'omb. "The new age
of   atomic  energy
-   ___ ____  pr!essies upon  us,"
th'e President said.
=__ -            "Mark   that well!
What may have
been sufficient yesterday is not sufficient
today. New and terrific responsibilities
have been placed'on education.
"Igniorance and .... prejudice, intoler-
ance, suspicion of our fellow men breed
dictators. And they breed wars. Civiliza-
tion cannot survive an atomic war. Noth-
ing would be left but a world reduced to
rubble. Gone would be man's hope for
decency. Gone would be our hope for the
greatest age in the history of mankind-
an age which I know can harness atomic
'energy for the welfare of man and not
for his destruction.
"And so we must look to education in
the long run to wipe out that ignorance
which threatens catastrophe. Intelligent
men do not hate other men just because
their religion may be different, because
their habits and language may be differ-
ent, 'or because their national origin or
color may be different. It is up to leduca.-
tion to bring about that deeper interna-
tional understanding which is so vital to
world peace."
G'en. Eisenhower in mapping out Army
planning for the next 18 months, placed
first iemphasis !on air power, "fujl, free
and 'open-minded" scientific research and
a world-wide intelligence service. The
Chief 'of Staff warned that it was not
"possible for any country possessed 'of
scientific resources iand ruthless purposes
to inflict devastating blows against the
most powerful nations."
The War Department made public Gen.
Eisenhower's outline for organization and
training, 'on the eve of his departure for
an inspection trip in the pacific. The plan
would bie effective until 24 Oct 1947.
"Any war commencing within the next
few years, "Gen. Eisenhower wrote,
"would of necessity initially be fought
primarily with weapons now on hand or
in production." Eisenhower urged the nec-
iessity !of a .large reserve army on the as-
sumption that any future conflict will be
global and that the nation might be at-
tacked by "fearfully destructive missiles"
launched from a long distance. A large
rieserve is needed for reinforcements and
replacements "for the heavy casualties to
bee expected in moderxi conflict," Eisen-

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