|Air Pollution Becomes a Problem (Pathfinder Magazine, 1947)|
Throughout the course of fighting the Second World War, American factories turned out millions of guns, uniforms and airplanes; thousands of tanks, Jeeps, ships and artillery pieces - it was a truly monumental record of biblical proportions and an effort that had to be made if the evil of Fascism was to be defeated. American freedoms were purchased at a cost measured not simply in lives but in the quality of air that we breathe.
This news article was penned a year and a half after the end of the war and it concerns the steps various industrial cities were taking to limit the amount of pollutants that factories belched into the air daily.
Harry Truman Tries his Hand at 'Wealth Distribution' (Pathfinder Magazine, 1949)
It seems like a tough nut to swallow, but 12 years before President Obama was even born - U.S. President Harry S. Truman plugged the idea of 'wealth distribution' as a portion of a piece of proposed legislation that has come to be known as the "the Fair Deal". The president's scheme was introduced to the nation in his 1949 State of the Union address, it was composed of "21 points" and the element that is discussed in the attached article involving distribution of income was called the Brannan Plan - for it was U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan (1903 – 1992) who was its advocate. Secretary Brannan wanted the government to establish a guaranteed income for farmers, while allowing the market forces to determine the prices of agricultural products.
Portions of President Truman's pitch for the Brannan Plan are contained herein, as are the thoughts of columnist Felix Morely:
"One must hope that Mr. Truman did not mean all that might easily be read into those words. 'Equitable distribution of the income' sounds good. But the national income in the aggregate proceeds from what individuals produce... A nation cannot strengthen itself, nor strengthen the weak, by weakening its strong."
A Hidden Nazi Army? (Quick Magazine, 1954)
In the chaos and confusion of 1945 Berlin the whereabouts of Gestapo General Hans Mueller was lost; many believe he had been killed or committed suicide. Another report had it that Mueller had been captured with the Africa Korps by the British and subsequently made good his escape into Syria. In an issue of the Soviet newspaper IZVESTIA that appeared on newsstands at the end of July, 1950, it was reported that while residing in the Middle East he had converted to Islam, changed his name to Hanak Hassim Bey and was amassing an army of German veterans in order to march on Israel. The attached notice seems to be based on the IZVESTIA article.
Distrusting Germans was a common pastime for many people in the Twentieth Century; some thirty years earlier a similar article was published about this distrust.
Here is another article about escaped Nazis.
When a Nazi converted to Islam it was undoubtedly the work of Haj Amin Al-Husseini. Click here to read about him.