There was nothing but good news from the war fronts.
¶ In Europe, U.S. armies cut the Wehrmacht to gobbets, plowed within 150 miles of Berlin.
¶ In the Pacific, with the landings on Okinawa, the U.S. juggernaut moved within 400 miles of the Jap mainland.
Scanning the racing headlines, listening to the racing newscasters, U.S. civilians needed little more than the picture of four jubilant generals (see cut) to enforce their own exultant mood. Once again, across the land, bets were made on when the war in Europe would end.
But in the...