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BILLINGS COUNT~ PIONEER WE CAN'T LET VOTING ISSUE BLAST THE ROAD TO PEACE This is a portion of Max Lerner's script broadcast over Mutual: Now the question of how we can make this the last war and the question that has the newspapers in a dither of excitement---whether Russia and America should each have three votes or only one in the Assembly of the proposed United Nations. To me it makes sense to keep the, lower house, or the As- sembly, where every nation has one vote, no matter how small or how large. Of course I can understand why the Big Three decided as they did at Ya[ta. The British can gen- erally count not only on their own vote, hut also on the other fiv6 votes of their dominions, which gives the BHtish a block of six votes. And this seemed unfair. But Russia will have influence over the votes of its neigh- bors in eastern Europe, and America over the votes of its Latin America. This will be a world in which the Big Three will have a lot of power, both on the Council of the United Nations and in their economic and military strength. I think they can afford to let the one-nation, one-vote principle stand on the Assembly. And I think that's how San Francisco will decide in the end. But having said this. I must add that the whole issue seems to me pretty unimportant compared Kith the bigger issue of whether we shall have a United Nations or. wreck it. There are still people and newspapers who are hostile to the United Nations idea. There are interests that don't want a central world political authority that wilI,be more powerful than any cartel international. There are forces that regard Russia as the enemy, and fear democracy more than they do war. They can no longer talk of isolationists, but they can hide behind the denunciation of the Big Three and they can sh'ed crocodile tears f0r the small nations oft} e world They would: like nothing better than to use this issue, or any issue, as a way of wrecking this whole United', Nations stature. - : And so I sa:,let uskeep our sights clear, and our shirts om Didwe ever think we could undo the work of centuries of internatior l in a few months of planning, and that we Could build a United Nations orgardzation overnight without friction ? As Americans, as internationalists, let us remember that this voting issue is only one of the many that will arise be- fore we breathe more freely and have a working United Na- tions structure. There will be many obstacles on the road to enduring peace. This is one of them and we can expect many others. But let's forget what our goat is. It would be the greatest tragedy in our history if allow- ed our excitement over this question, or others like it, to blast the road to peace. h "11 11 I . ~ signe~, Molto is a Bismarck veteran nnam annnlnI of world an~ a 1926 law ~8,~A,~ ~ ~l~,~v ~ grad,sate ~f the UniverSity of North a r ~ l~l ~ . Dakota. IVlnn : ecreiarv .o formerly tho s te ~'~ ~ hi.way departYe~nt and~ berate en: h" h terlr~g the armed forces in 1942 he L;~overnor ~-recD ~. ,-~anaa ~ as was with the Investmen,t C0rlx~- any~unced the appointment of Wal- ation of Fargo. He serv~d~ ii months ter Mohn as his secreta,ry to suc- with the U. S. engineers on the Le- ceed Mr~ Ruth Smith who has re- d~ road ir~ India. ew ue [ I]II' g Will Attend United Nations Confab LONDON, ENGLAND--Soundphoto--Miss Elen Wilkinson, left, parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Home Security, and Miss1 Florence Horsbrugh, right, parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Health, are included in the British delegation to the United Na- tions conference in San Francisco. Salvage Efforts Still Necessary "The Allied armies are closing in on Berlin but the distance that ~e- mains to be traveled in no way measures the vital mileage that will continue to exist for many months to come between our vic- torious armies and our supply bases at home", said C. S. McCulloch, Ex- ecutive Secretary far North Dakota, Conservation and salvage division, WPB m announcing the critical situation in the savage field. "The great victories that are up- on us demand heavier increases supplies. To capture Iwo Jima we dumped more than 50.000 tons of shells on the Jails requiring 1250 freight cars to move. Both tin and steel were required for the manu- facture of every one of those shells. One hundred thousand tons of sup- plies were needed to sustain our forces on the island after its cap- material required 2500 freight cars" said Mr. McCullouch. As our miliary forces advance to victories, our home front must not retreat. Stockpiles of military sup- plies have been depleted and acute shortages now exist in waste fats, waste paper, cast ~ron and heavy steel scrap. Large tonnages of tin cans have been collected in the Northwest and yet more than half of the sal- vageable tin cans are still being thrown away. Every community now has tin and wasie paper collec- tions and it is up to the household- er to see that cans and paper are saved and delivered. Salvaging these materials is a simple task and the salvage habit should be ac- quired immediately. With a record number of cattle now on hand, North Dakota live- stockmen are encouraged by the AAA to continue orderly market- ings, spread out over the year. to avoid seasonal market gluts to ft~r- nish a steady supply, and to bring cattle numbers into a safe relation- ship with normal range and feed ture and the transportation of this resources, THE LONE RANGER By Bob Green I UP, AFRE~3H TEAM, ANO MEET' IsA O vuH WRECKEE)j'SURE HE'E)--[ Ih E IN .OF "rHg ~'ELLEI~ OETTO ] AS I:ACJT Ar~ I [so I C-OE~f,'/OU cARRY OPP,CE I CAN, / ,l T E=,V' LOm, E E 1 Im RRV,:A ,FORTHE AKEOF] [C VE=N=ENT EOULAT,ON--- THAT~JACKeFMAIL AND I IYOU AND CAP DEER1NO THAT r-~ IgAYTHATAEOACH LINE / t~:) UGE Of:: AN"/~ TALKLNqt OVE , TO LETTEI~ ITCK~ TOf ~ ~ACK FOI~ BANCROFT-THE I I BANCREh='rJ /-=-----I" ~ STAOE IG JlJgT LEAVINeNOW! I b-.- -. ~ ~:)RI~, BIJT--WArrA MINUTE./ ~=Is " m m rr,s AN E'XCU~;E TO ~.J~E,E, HIM---I HOPE/ /