Hanukkah Night Eight and an Early Bird Special

1943_NYTimes_p.9Wednesday, Dec 29, 1943

The Jewish Festival of Lights ends tonight but there has been little mention of the horrific conditions Jews face in Europe. On the Home Front, there is now a labor truce as most of the 170,000 steel workers who went on strike last Friday returned to work. Their goal is a wage increase of 17 cents an hour. Meanwhile, facing a strike threat the railroad unions, the War Department began operating the nation’s railroads. And President Roosevelt announced that his administration’s new slogan is “Win the war” but deflects questions about whether he is running for a fourth term. According to the New York Times (p.1), Roosevelt explained his slogan this way: Dr. New Deal came into being to cure internal ailments and then his partner Dr. Win-the-war came along to mend the bones broken at Pearl Harbor. To fund Dr. Win-the War, the administration is kicking off a fourth War Bond Drive and needs 20,000 volunteer salesmen in Manhattan alone. Looking ahead, Dr. Bohuslav Ecer of Czechoslovakia has asked the United Nations Commission Investigating War Crimes to create an Allied High Court to try Axis war criminals (p.4). In other news, Schraffts is advertising a New Year’s Day dinner atarting at noon for only $1.95.


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