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COL. SCOTT HAS EIGHT CONFIRMED
Chungking - Col. Robert L. Scott, Jr., commanding officer of the pursuit group of the China Air Task Force,
has now accounted for eight enemy planes, according to announcement from the China Theater public relations officer.
Scott was the second American flyer to shoot down the five necessary to become an ace, but he now leads
all other United States pilots in enemy planes shot down in this theater.
Back in 1923 Japan got hit by a major-league earthquake. We hope to hell she gets hit again plus, but 19
years ago we reacted as Americans always do when they see a people at home or abroad in distress by reason of a cataclysm
The U.S.A. rushed to the rescue.
All the Man in the Street could give was dough - but he gave plenty - and the Red Cross put it to work.
There's a more immediate job for us now here in India, to help some hard-luck guys and gals who just
got smacked by Messers. Boreas, Pluvius and Co. in a Bengal cyclone.
It happened three weeks ago and we are just now getting details because releasing the story when it
happened might well have given aid and comfort to the enemy.
There are plus 10,000 dead in the areas affected, the general picture can be digested in a few paragraphs
from a recent newspaper:
"Not a house stands intact while the majority of houses have collapsed. If a tree has not been uprooted or
broken down it stands bear without leaves.
"Pathetic wails were heard from women whose husbands and children had died, and whose only wealth - cattle
- had been destroyed. Even three weeks after the havoc, carcasses of cattle are being buried. Tanks have been
leaves from trees. Fishes died in abundance.
"We saw a number of people who came to us for doles. Distressed people want seeds for winter crops. They
want money for the reconstruction of their broken houses. The immediate need is for food for the hungry and drugs for
the sick." the paper said.
There is it. Action is demanded.
We admit we're going off half-cocked on this. When the heart calls to hell with Red Tape. We don't know
whether it is a job for the Indian Red Cross or some agency of the Indian government.
We only know the need is IMMEDIATE and we will guarantee that every chip tossed into the hat will get
to the people who need it.
Send your contributions to The Editor, C.B.I. Roundup, New Delhi, India. The Roundup staff is opening
the pot with Rs. 100.