Monday, Sept. 4, 1944
Labor Day may be a holiday on the calendar but Americans are hardly sitting back today and rested. The end of the war is so close! Yesterday our troops were within 50 miles of the Siegfried Line. But even as the war seems to end in Europe, the news from the Pacific is grim. On Guam, our soldiers found the bodies of 42 civilians, all beheaded and with signs of severe beatings before they were killed. All the bodies were of men and boys. Where are the women? This kind of news is why big war plants are open and the machines are humming today. In smaller plants, some shifts may be shortened. But department stores and smaller Mom and Pop type stores are closed for the day.