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Riess Warns Nazis Are Waging
New Large-scale War Of Nerves
iw DW. international Journalist and author it such best-selling
t, u Mftir' Naala 1'nderground" and "Total Espionage" whlrh
kT« forrratt happening* Inside Germany with unrannv arruiary. Is
_»*»lVtVmrnl from NKA Service. The following I* one of a
actica ofhta dispatches whlrh will appear escluslvely In The Waterhury
Copyright 1W5 by NEA Srrvlcr
TANDON Jan 5—For the last fortnight war reports have been lull
of ra^ra of Oerman spies, saboteurs and fifth columnists At triM. glance
miim the Noels now tire reaching the t>|>e of apeetacu’ur romantic
USSwnd warfare that preceded actual war during the thirties The
tmnresslon of this reporter ts that there are loo many spy cases to be
taken bona fide It is my belief that the Nads now are waging a war of
norvaa on a large scale, trying to Intimidate and rend the Jittery Allies
Iidao believe the war of nerves will continue during the coming months
to In vuinnini wi i.— •
with new secret weapons of psycho- ■
logical warfare
What have the recent weeks I
brought? Thee was the atoy of
two Naal battalions disguised as
American and British forces para
chuted behind our lines with the
purpose of killing our most Im
portant officers. Accounts sold that
they carried vitriol and other poison
to throw in the Allied officers’
feces. This supposedly was only
part of an elaborate scheme of sa
botage and murder.
A captued document allegedly
proved that two months ago Eng
llah-speaking Nazi soldiers were
recalled from the front for train
ing for this special task. Ameri
can uniforms supposedly were
tkaen from American prisoners
who were stripped, then shot.
Special courses were held for blow
ing up bridges nnd supply dumps,
etc. Belgium supposedly was Infest
ed by Oerman spies In Belgian uni
forms or civilian clothes Most of
these spies were captured, some al
ready shot.
On the fact of It, It seems strange
that the Oermans acted so clumsi
ly that most of the spies nnil sabo
teurs not only were caught, but. that
Belgium and Prance wee thorough
ly alarmed and are now on a whole
sale manhunt. But If alarming the
Allies was the real goal of the Nazis,
they succeeded That this was their
goal Is Indicated by the Oermnn
broadcast to Belgium In which the
population was asked to flee for Its
life "before you are slain by the on
rushlng Germane. Don't stay In
your towns and villages German
armies are using a horrifying new
weapon. Not a single human being
will remain alive where these weap
ons are used "
Surely If surprise was Intend
ed. such broadcasts would not
have been made. The Intention of
a war of nerves Is obvious In the
enormous propaganda the Germans
make everywhere lor the new V
weapous which, accodlng to them,
are V-3 rockets of unbelievable
force, though smaller than V-2
Again, If the weapon were supposed
to surprise, It would not have been
described so pulnstotkingly by the
German staff.
More exmaples could be given, but
all prove that the Germans are less
Interested In surprise than in shock
ing the civilian populations behind
our lines, ’lliclr ho|w* of creating
panic and thus creating difficulties
for Allied armies Is not entirely un
founded. Tlie population of Bel
gium and France still remembers
fifth columnist warfare and whole
sale treason after 1940. People who
belevcd themselves, liberated for
good mu yplunge into utter despair,
believing the worst, though actual
German successes are far from Jus
tifying such panic. Bue nerves of
1943 no longer are what they used
to be before.
German caption on thin photo obtained throuKh a neutral source says
young soldiers are being taught to ase anti-tank arms at short range.
Instructor Is Major Kiesgen, who holds the Iron Cross for having de
stroyed five tanks In “hand to hand'1 righting. To back waning armed
might, however, Germans are engaged in a large-scale war of nerves,
threatening increased use of terror weapons.
There is no panic yet, but great
apprehension, and therefore it Is
doubly neccssay for the public to
understand thu real purpose be
hind the new Nazi maneuvers.
Perhaps the Nazis not. only ho|>c
to influence civilian morale on the
continent, but also to divert Allied
attention from another offensive,
shuch as ft possible new U-boat war
or a comeback of the Luftwaffe
based on jet-propelled planes, both
of which arc possibilities, Allied in
I el licence reports hee. Perhaps,
however, u new U-boat warfare and
a comeback of the Luftwaffe must
also be relegated into the territory
of psychological warfare. In any
case, wo must not make the mis
take of 19H9 and 1940 in etting our
selves be terrorized by German pro
Bill Reported Prepared for
Gen. Assembly Action;
Party Control Likely
Oty authorities today declined to
comment on the report that, a bill
will be presented to the legislature,
presumably backed by the adminis
tration, calling for thp alteration
of the current set-up of the city's
assessor's office. Its possibility
seemed likely, however.
The recommendations are report
ed to be In line with the suggestions
of Walter W. Walsh, state tax com
missioner, as made In his analysis
of the conditions there, a report
•which resulted In the present re
valuation survey now underway bv
the firm of George B Horan and
affecting all real and personal prop
erty In the city.
As reported in the Democrat some
time bock, consideration had been
given last fall to including a budget
appropriation of $7,500 as a salary
item for a tax commissioner as head
of the office. The item was not in
cluded within the 1945 budget, how
ever, at least as such an appropria
The recommended bill is said tu
call for one chief assessor of tech
nical appraisal background and two
1 assistant assessors. Tin- proposed
change as suggested by the original
bill calling for the tax commission
er's survey states that the chief as
sessor must be appointed by a two
thirds majority vote of the board
of aldermen and that his two as
sistants must be of another party
denomination. At present there
are five assessors, each receiving
13.100 annually.
Tho bill to be Introduced in this
legislature It is understood, while
providing for minority representa
tion among the assessors, will give
the mayor and majority party in
control of the board of aldermm
more power In selecting the chicl
- assessor and his assistants.
Late Realty
, The following real estate transac
tions have been filed In the office ol
» Town Clerk Mary C. Kilmartln:
Quit Claim Deeds
Waterbury Savings bank ti
Blanche O. Smith, pro|)erty oi
jjj Farmington avenue.
Mortgage Deeds
Blanche O. Smith to the Water
bury Savings bank, $6,000, property
' on Farmington avenue.
Release of Mortgage
Colonial Trust Co. to Michael M
* Devlnls.
Homeowners Building & Lour
" Assn, to Peter and Marla Angel I
Loomis and Netleton Co. to Johr
and Mary Sterling.
Waterbury Savings bank to Ague:
M. Theroux.
Waterbury Savings bank to Rob
art S. Carnes and Lena Ottnei
Bernard Loureiro of Waterbury
a native of Rio de Janeiro, otdu;
filed a petition In superior cour
for permission to change hlx nun
to Bernard Laurel. He states peo
pie are unfamiliar with his sur
name and have difficulty in pro
nouncing it, and he Is required ti
•pell It on every occasion It mux
be written. His wife lx Aduztnda
Martins Loureiro, and they hav
two children, Iiineu and Barnard
dairymen have pro
they are unable to ob
tires for motor vehicles uset
business while alien
for wine deliver;
Late Walter E. Thorn
Able Insurance Agent
Natural Ability, Personality Won Opportunities
for Him to Achieve Success — Energetic
Methods Impressed Superiors.
All Out East, well knew Walter
E. Thorn In his early days of
residence In Waterbury, for It
was to this portion of the city,
he first came, after marriage, 35
years ago or so. He died the
other day at his home, 23 Coe
street, and was burled on Thurs
Mr Thorn was identified with
the Prudential Insurance com
pany lit New York city when he
first arrived here. He was young,
good looking, quick and full of
energy. It was hts clever appear
ance that prompted superiors to
send him to Waterbury and ad
joining towns of Litchfield county
to help build up a business, which
has since been marked in its
advance in the insurance line. Mr.
Thorn didn't know Waterbury, he
didn't know Torrlngton or Thom
aston or places nearby, but he
knew insurance and all of its an
gles. and was willing to take the
And ever since that long time
ago, or up until his health failed
him, Mr. Thorn traveled the
highways and by-ways of Water
bury, and the other places men
tioned. Insurance agents in his
day worked out of Headquarters
here, but had to go by train, or
horse and buggy to adjoining
towns, where they spent the day
interviewing and talking wilh ttie
families of these places. In that
period, insurance agents were not
as plentiful as we find them to
, day, and so it was that much of
the business activities tiad to be
extended into the night season.
There was the head of the house
to be seen, and he was only avail
able at night or on Sunday. But
this didn't faze Mr. Thorn in the
least; he was alert, full of ambi
| tlon and hours of labor had no
effect upon him, then, anyway,
although in the end, they do Just
as they do in similar cases, where
Mun early in life devotes so much
time to a business he desires to
strengthen, and bring along the
progressive line. And that was
Just what Mr. Thorn did do; lie
gave everything in him for the
betterment of Ills employers, and
they no doubt profited hand
somely by his superior knowledge
and ability to explain the value
attached to life insurance.
We didn't know Mr. Thorn any
too well. But we did know who
lie was, und he liked me lor the
friendly greeting extended. He
carried a smile witli his every
salutation, denoting an Inner feel
ing of cordiality and sincerity.
And when a man docs this, it is
evident he is a person happy and
pleased witli Ills home surround
ings and business associates. Mr.
Thorn was the head it a fine
home, a friendly family, where
good will and good cheer pre
vailed. ad where the hand of
welcome was always outstretched.
No wonder then, we lelt sorry
to hear or read of the death of
such a high type of personage.
Mrs. Edmond Morin, Corre
spondent-Telephone 5-0857
Prospect, Jun. 5- Mr. and Mrs.
John Gaffney of the New Haven
road held open house New Year's
Eve for their many friends and
neighbors. Lunch was served
throughout lie evening. Guests
present were:
Miss Eileen Byrnes, Paul Hart
nett, Joe Byrnes, Mr. and Mrs. Eric
Kluge and children, Martha and
David, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Connor
and children Margaret. Bob and
John, Mr. and Mrs. R. Yingllng and
children Robert Jr. and Leslie, Mr.
and Mrs. William Hubbard and son
William Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Packer. Also Mrs. Lena Gaffney of
Springfield, Mass.
Miss Stella Obcrie of New York
city and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Deschrnes of Waterbary, have been
guests of Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Schleffer of Cook road.
Mr. William Shine hus been a re
cent visitor at the home of his
mother Mrs. Elizabeth Shine of
Straltsvllle road.
Stute’s Attorney William B. Fitz
gerald will be at his office in the
, county courthouse building tomor
row and Monday at 1 0a. m. to give
counsel for accused, and others In
1 terested in the criminal docket, an
opportunity for consultation. It was
1 announced today at the superior
> court clerk’s office. The criminal
’ term will open Tuesday morning at
10 o’clock.
Science Seeking
Blood Substitute
London, Jan. 5—<UP»— Science is
working on blood substitutes which
might eliminate human blood do
nors, an article in Lancet, British
Medical Journal, said today. The
article was written by Sir Lionel
Whitby, consultant In transfusion
and resuscitation to the British
"Much research." it said, "has
been devoted to perfection of blood
substitutes which might transfer
the load from the human donor to
the animal world, vegetable king
dom or tile realm of ihe synthetic
chemist. Success has atLided the
production of fluids capable of re
storing die blood volume, but none
cun be regarded as complete substi
tutes for blood."
Whitby suid more than 100,(MX)
pints of blood and plasma were
used in European operations from
O day through Sept 30 and in the
first six weeks 27 760 persons re
ceived transfusions.
21. hernia.
Compensation Agreements
Compensation Commissioner
John J. O’Connell today approved
the following agreements for
weekly payments during disability
or for specific payment in case of
permanent injury:
Eugene Korzynski of Union City
ugalnst American Brass Co , (25
beginning December 19, back in
Pasquale Mendillo of Oakville
against American Brass Co., Metal
Hose branch, $21.10 beginning De
cember 11, back strain.
James Drever of Thomas ton
against Oswald O. Vlllard of
Thomaston. (19.62 for 39 weeks,
26 per cent loss of right foot.
Austin Melbourne of Naugatuck
against W. J. Megln. Inc . of Nau
gatuck. MO beginning December
Regular mall envelopes now cost
70 cents each, Chinese money. In
Facing Ban
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
Washington, Jan. 5 — <U.P.> —
War Mobilization Director James F.
Byrnes Is preparing to impose a ban
on virtually all war-time national
conventions In an elfort to relieve
the strain on the nation's trans
portation facilities, It was learned
Issuance of the ban was under
stood to be imminent.
Under the order, it was said, some
regional conventions may be al
lowed while the prohibition of na
tional meetings probably will be
tempered byq an appeals clause to
permit a few exceptions.
Byrnes, who shut down the race
tracks earlier this week to ease both
the transportation and manpower
crisis, said in his new report to con
gress that railroads, unable to get
new equipment, were seriously
strained by the heavy load of pas
senger travel.
Rail travel, Byrnes said, lias in
creased at an unprecedented rate
sine the outbreak of the war and
travel rationing lias not been im
posed on the general public only be
cause of the difficult, if not impos
sible, administrative problems in
Government transportation oifi
cials have long favored some means
to cut down non-essential travel,
not only to make more room for war
truffle but to relieve crowded hotel
conditions in many important war
centers. The entire problem, how
ever, was considered a ticklish pol
icy matter that could be decided
only by the White House
The Office of Defense Transpor
tation found it impractical to ask
railroads to deny transportation to
conventioneers because of the diffi
culties the industry would meet in
carrying out the request. As one
Official put it, ' you can’t recognize a
man going to a convention because
he doesn't wear a badge until he
gets there."
Hotels in many war-crowded cities
—including Portland, Ore., San
Francisco, and Washington —have
already voluntarily agreed not to
accept conventions. An industry
spokesman said that west coast
hotels, and those in some of the
large eastern cities, were reporting
100 per cent occupancy but that
many others around the country
averaged only about. 00 )>er cent oc
cupancy the year round.
New Zealand motorists have been
inormed that their first postwar
ears will be 1942 models and that
it might be six years before the
dream car of the future would ap
ADD $37,000,000
(I'nitrd I'rrss Staff Con-rxpanririili
Washington, Jan !>.—iUPl—In
cluding Mrs. Morgan's $30 a month
the U. S. pension bill for fiscal 1944
was *499000.000.
Mrs. Esther Hill Morgan of Inde
pendence. Ore., still receives $240
a year because her father fought
with the New York militia In the
war of 1812. Mrs. Morgan's intney
is all the Vetcrnn Administration
expends today on that war.
The civil War still costs nearly
*14,n*VjtK)0 in pensions, however,
and w'erana and veterans' de
pendents for the Indian Wars
draw *2,300,000. World War I pay
ments were lour times las large as
those for World War 1*1--*264,000,
000 for the first; *60 000,000 ftr
the second. Pensions now go to
890,000 veterans and 364.000 de
New Regulations Made
The 1945 pension bill will be
blRger by at least *37.000,000 be
cause Congress lias decided tt take
care ol widows and minor chil
dren of World War I veterans
whose deaths were not caused by
service disabilities.
The new regulations make the
chcildless widow whose income is
less than *1.000 and the widow
with children whose Income is less
than *2500 eligible for benefits
simply it her dead husband served
at least, 90 clays In tile last war
and was honorably discharged.
This give", the widow of World
War I vetreans one advantage over
their sisters of World War II.
If their husbands died as a re
sult of service, both receive pen
sions until they died or remarry.
Likewise, bttli are pensioned if
their husbands had service-con
nected disabilities, yet died of
something else.
World War I Vets Only
But If two honorably discharged
veterans—one of each war—and
neither one disabled in service,
should die in an automobile acci
dent,. only the widtw and children
of the World War One veteran
would be pensioned.
Payments will begin in the new
est class as each dependen estab
Veteran Administration office. She
lishes her claim at the nearts
can do this by mail.
Benefits provided art: *35
monthly for a widow; $45 lor a
widow and one child; and $5 addi
lional for each child. A veteran's
orphan Is eligible for $18 month y:
two orphans for *27; three, *36. To
tal ctmpensatlon to one family
cannot be more than *64 a month.
The Veterans Administration es
timates that payments will be
made to 81,500 dependents under
the new law next year.
The above scale also applies to
widows and minor children of
veterans of both wars who in
curred disabilities in service but
died from other causes. There is
no alltwanee for parents In either
The benefits, for both, wars, for
dependents of veterans wnose
death resulted lrom service, are:
A childless widow, $50 a month;
widow and one child, *65; $13 for
each additional child; one orphan
*25; two trphans, *38; and *10 for
each additional oruhan; one de
pendent parent, $45 and two de
pendent parents, *50. (The total to
any family cannot exceed *100 a
Fire Record
Firemen responded this morn
ing to a minor blaze caused by a
defestive oil burner at the home
of Leo fiibrault. <>03 North Main
Last night, firemen pushed in
a basement door at !MI Abbott
avenue after receiving a telephone
call that a woman had locked her
self In there and turned on the
gas. Deputy Chief Martin J.
Campion said that the firrmen
found Fdward Hrown in bed in
the room, and no trace of a
woman or gas. The rent did nut
have a phone, and Brown had
no knowledge of the telephone
call. Deputy Campion said.
Draft officials from Waterbury,
Naugatuck. Seymour and Water
town will meet with War Man
power Commission and U. S. Em
ployment Service officials tonight
att he USES office for a discussion
of manpower eonslderatolns.
Priorities, labor ceilings, and the
stabilization program are the mat
ters ot be discussed by the group
In efforts to obtain a co-ordinated
system of administration.
John Clanci, assistant WMC area
director. Paul Parsons, manager of
the USES, and Miss Edna Harmon,
aslsstant manager of the USES, will
be the government labor officials
America 's Merchant Seamen
While ack ack blossomed thickly above Wewek end Aitepe, the
SS Klang steamed post, her loud speakers blaring: "Put That Pistol
Down," bringing a laugh and bolstering morale ashore. The Klang,
only floating recreation chib of our merchant seamen, contains a
canteen, game space, reeding and writing room, library, medical
dispensary, workshop, and bunks for 114 seamen. She serves the
men who deliver MecArthur's supplies in the Pacific. The Klang is
operated by United Seamen's Service and War Shipping Admin
No. 3
Every person whose income taxes
for 1944 have been currdently paid
in whole or in part through with
holding from wages by employers,
and all other persons who ate sub
ject to the income tax, must report
their income to the Government
alter the close of the year on forms,
or blanks, prescribed by regulaions,
as a basis for closing their tax ac
count for the year. See article No
2 in this series.
For individuals, either of two
forms of return may be used—the
regular return on Form 1040 or a
simpler Form W-2 (Rev.), printed
on the withholding tax receipt
which the employers are required
to furnish to the employes at the
close ol each year.
Tlie Forms 1040 are obtainable
from any collector of internal rev
enue and, generally, from ar.y bank.
Other forms arc designed for cor
poration::. for partnership, for
trusts and fiduciaries, and for non
resident aliens. Farmers who keep
no books of account and use the
cash method of reporting income
must attach a special schedule
(Form 1040F> to their returns.
Withholding Receipt Return,
Form W-2 (Rev,)—A striking fea
ture of the present lav.' is a provi
sion under which mast wgae earners
muy choose simply to answer a few
questions about income and exemp
tions on a Withholding Receipt.
Form W-2 (Rev.), attach to it all
other Withholding Receipts for the
year, (lie it as an Income tax return,
a dnlinve ihe collector figure the
tax for them. Three conditions
must be met before the wage-earn
er may take advantage of this
privilege—(a) Ills gross income for
the year must be less than $5,000);
<bi it must be derived entirely from
wages, dividends, or interest; and
[(c) the part of his income other
than wages that were subject to
withholding must not be more than
$100. Accordingly, a Withholding
Receipt cannot be used as an in
come tax return by a person who
received any income from rents, an
nunitles, business, partnership, an
estate, or a trust; nor can it bt
used for reporting gains and losses
from the sale or exchange of prop
erty. For such purposes, the Form
1040 should be used.
A husband and wife may corn bint
their income on a Withholding Re
ceipt if their combined income is
within the limits staled above, dvid
cordance wth State laws. If they
do so. tile collector will figure the
tax Jointly and separately, and will
use the smaller amount as their
tax liability. If their combined in
come exceeds these limits but cacti
individually, is eligible to use the
Withholding Receipt type of re
turn. each may do so and hte tu>
will be computed by the eollcctoi
as separate returns, except in State.'
with community-property laws
that Is, Arizona. California. Idaho
Loupisiana, Nevada. New Mexico
Texas, and Washington. In these
States, one-half of the earnings of
a husband or wife belongs to each
one and therefore, the income and
the credit for income tax withheld
by the employer liwich would be
reoprted by each in a separate re
turn would not correspondent to
tiie employer’s statement of earn
j ing« and of tax withheld from wages
! as shown in the Withholding Re
ceipt. Accordingly, if a husband and
wife in a State with community
property laws desire, for any rea
son. to file separate returns, they
must use orm 1040. In general, it
a husband and wife file separate
returns, one may not use the With
holding Receipt as a return If the
other itemizes deductions on page
4 of form 1040.
This Withholding Receipt return
lias no entries for deduction of
expenses, for the collector who
computes the tax will use a tax table
which is a shortcut method of find
ing income tax (Since a traveling
salesman or other person who wishes
to deduct traveling or reimbursed
expenses in connection with cm
' ployment cannot deduct such ex
I penses In Form W-2 (Rev.), he must
I file the regular return on Form
I 1040). Tliis tax table allows for (and
| thus saves the troble of figuring)
| three different factors that influ
j ence the amount of the tax. namc
' ly, i(n a standard deduction equal
; to 10 percent of adjusted gross ln
| come (based on the midpoint of
i each Income bracket), which takes
I the place of allowable personal de
ductions generally and of certain
credits; <b> the normal tax exemi»
; lion which, in a ictum that includes
the Income of only one person, is
| a fiat $500; and <c> .he surtax ex
! emption, which is $500 for the tax
; payer. *500 lor each dependent rela
i live listed in the return, and $500
! for the taxpayer's wife or husband
I in cases where sh" nr he has no
I gross income <and l.> not a dc
. ixtndei.l of another taxpayer), or
I Joins in a combined or Joint return.
Tiie tax table is* prescribed by lav;,
and therefore gives the correct tar:
for everyone who Is eligible for its
use, including a wuge earner filing
the Withholding Receipt return
even though the 10 percent standard
deduction may be larger than his
actual deductions and credits.
When the collector has figured
the amount of unpaid additional tax
due, if any, he will send a bill to the
taxpayer. Tills bill must be paid
within 30 days after lte mailing. II
the amount of tax withheld exceed*
the tax due, a refund will be made
Industrial and agricultural co
operatives in China have nearly IS,.
000.000 members.
‘Tommie* Kelly To Be
Paroled During Year
i Executive Secretary to Former Mayor Rounding Out
Term at State Prison Farm at Entield
Thomas P. Kelley, who served as
executive see rotary to the mayor
during the Hayes administration,
will be eligible for parole from state
prison, supervision t fore the end
of tlic year, it was learned by the
Democrat today
Sentenced to serve 7 to 12 years
In the city conspiracy case, Kelly *
Will complete hs Imlntmuin sentence,
with time off for good behavior, on
Dee. 30. It was reported by Warden
Ralph Walker.
Dismissal of Kelly front the prison
farm at Enfield will leave only one
of the convicted conspirators, form
er Mayor Prank T. Hayes, In the !
state Institution.
Kelly received the same sentence
as Carl D. Olson, who was freed
from the prison last August, but
Olson started his sentence later.
Both Kelly and the former mayor
are now’ serving at the prison farm,
where Kelly holds a major clerical
Kelly was designated by the con
(piracy grand jury as one th" • k y
non" In the conspircav and • ,-t
darned for complicity In the it' •
itruction of the city » records.
The grand Jury claimed Kelly in
troduced Edward O. Levy ol Near
Haven to Controller De.nirl J Leary.
It found that "fifty per cent of each
:heck or payment made to the Levy
jontract was to be retained by tha
ixccutive secretary for division with
Lite others.
It was clatnnd further by tiia
irand Jury that a total of $12C.7(i7
*as paid by the city to Levy and
more than $100,000 of that amount
ivas regained by the secretary.
Kelly started his term March (»,
1941 and transferred to the prison
'arm the following August. Prison
>rs at the farm get four months off
?ach year for good behavior.
The former city official will make
v formal petition lor parole late
n the fall, and his application will
re considered by the state parole
joard nt Its meeting December 3.
Utah Won National Basketball
Championship In Cinderella Saga
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
NEW YORK, Jan. 5—(UP)—Utah's amazing "Cinderella team”
wrote basketball's most spectacular 1944 saga in capturing the mythical
national championship, thus preserving for the Rocky Mountain area
the top honors annexed previously by Fj’omlng’s Cowboys, who aban
rinnrrl the snort for the vear.
Replete with freshmen, the
| country's squads flashed a brand
of basketball In the third war year
! not far off previous standards, with
no letup in spirited play and keen
competition, and a noticeable in
crease in public Interest.
Tn Madison Square Garden, site
of both the National Collegiate
' Athletic Assn, and the Nationnl
■ Invitation tournaments, attend
ance averaged 17.799, while the
Red Crass benefit matching of the
champions — Utah vs. St. John’s
University — attracted 18,125 and
contributed $42,000 to the fund.
At season's end, basketball's of
ficials changed four rules to allow
five personal fouls instead of four,
curb skyscraper goal-tending per
mit unlimited substitution and au
thorized the referee to declare time
out automatically for injuries.
In a representative All-America,
the following were selected by the
Helms Foundation, which simul
taneously nominated Adolph Rupp,
veteran Kentucky coach, to the
Hall of Fame: Forwards — Dale
Hall, Army; Bob Dllle, Valparaiso;
Arnold Perrin. Utah; Otto Gra
ham. Northwestern and Colgate
Centers — Audley Brindley, Dart
mouth; Robert Brannum, Ken
tucky. Guards—George Mikan, De
Paul; Alva Pain, Oklahoma; Rob
ert Kurland, Oklahoma A. <tc M.;
Bill Henry. Rice. Mikan was se
lected "player of the year."
Like Its football team of the en
suing season. Army's basketball
representatives dominated their
competition with 15 victories in as
many starts to earn recognition as
one of the nation’s outstanding
collegiate quintets, while Great
Lakes was generally considered the
best service team.
Dartmouth's formidable aggre
gation romped off with the Eastern
Intercollegiate league bunting for
the seventh successive year with
eight straight, while Tufts won 15
and lost 4 to top the New England
Independents. Muhlenberg w a s
Pennsylvania’s best, with 20-3,
Kentucky walloped Tulane to cop
the Southeastern Conference, Ohio
State’s 10-2 paced the Western
(Big 10) Conference and Denison's
nine straight scored in the Ohio
Athletic conference.
The Missouri Valley conference
saw Oklahoma Aggies’ 2-6 record
on top, with Iowa State and Okla
homa deadlocking at 9-1 in the
Big Six and Arkansas dividing the
Southwest with Rice at 11-1. The
formal Rocky Mountain confer
ence was ]>aeed by Colorado Col
lege, 6-0, while Utah was far away
the best among the independents
with 22-4 On the Pacific Coast,
Washington captured the northern
division, 15-1. and California the
southern, 4-0. while Oonzaga's
21-2 was tops among the indepen
dents and California Tech led the
Southern California Intercollegi
ate conference, 3-1.
As the sectional leaders con
verged on Kansas City and New
York lor national honors, the stage
was set rapidly for the game's most
thrilling Horatio Alger saga. Utah,
most lightly held, bowed out In
the first round of the National In
vitation via a 46-38 drubbing by
Kentucky and Coach Vadal Peter
son’s baby-faced squad prepared
to entrain for Salt Lake City. But
a tragic accident made It impossi
ble for Arkansas to continue in
NOAA competition and the Utes
Jumped at the chance to substi
tute, accepting Darne Opportuni
ty’s invitation so avidly that they
performed the Impossible.
The Utes, sparkled by National
l high Jump chumplon Fred Shef
j field, drubbed Missouri 45-35, Iowa
| State 40-31 and found themselves
in Madison Square Garden facing
powerful Dartmouth, fresh from
triumphs over Catholic, 63-38. and
Ohio State 00-52. In a suspense
laden overtime nightmare of shift
ing leads, Utah edged out the Big
I Green 42-40 to become the NCAA
l champion.
I They did it the hard way, too,
i not only coming from behind but
| minus the services of their ace
I playmaker and high scorer, us
; Sheffield bowed out with an ankle
| Injury. Matched with St. John's,
! National Invitation winner for the
[ second consecutive season, ihey
. again played without Bheflleld,
i but lithe, frail appearing Arnold
: Ferrin, who came through In the
1 clutch against Dartmouth with 22
; points, posted 17 more in the Red
; Cross game and the Utes swept to
! a 43-36 victory while capturing
' the hearts of Now York fandom.
; In annexing the Invitation, St.
John’s Redmen oame from rags to
riches, too. Conceded virtually no
chance, Coach Joe Lapchlck's
swift-moving, hard-lighting crew
upset Bowling Green 44-40, took
Kentucky 48-45 and continued
with their amazing streak in the
finals with De Paul, 47-38. In the
consolation playoff, Kentucky de
feated Oklahoma A. MU, 48-38 for
third place, while the NCAA con
solation finals went to Temple over
Catholic, 55-35,
Dartmouth's rangy, talented
center, Audley Brlndly, set two
NCAA records by scoring 13 field
goals In one game and recording a
total of 24, while his team so! a
new mark for total points wlih
163. Ohio State and Catholic If
shared the only other new mark,
caging 17 free throws each.
Beattie, Prisoner,
Asks For Cigarets
London, Jan. 5— (UPi—fidwurd
W. Beattie, United Press War Cr r
respondent who was captured ijj
the Germans last fall, said In a posi
card received today that he had
been transferred to another prison
The post card, dated 1 iv. 28, writ
ten In pencil ami addressed to V.r
gil Pinkley, up vice president nnd
gneeral European manager, said
Beattie now was in a camp known
as III-D. Earlier Beattie had writ
ten Pinkley that he was confined
In Stalag XII-A. The first com
munication was dated Nov. 7
Th? latest post card from Beattie
sent Christmas greetings to friends
in London.
"Tobacco, cigarettes and warm
socks, would be much appreciated,"
Beattie wrote. "Don't think we are
down hearted, Merry Christmas."
Slightly Colder
Monday Forecast
Boston, Jan. 5—(UP)—The N w
England extended .veather forecast:
“The temperature during tiie next
five days will average near the sea
sonal normal.
“Cold weather tomorrow will he
followed by a rising trend until Sun
day hgnit. Slightly colder Monday,
which will be followed by slow m>d
ere lions thereafter,
“Normal temp-ratine for this per
iod at Boston is 28 degrees: New
Haven, Conn., 29: Nantucket, M s.,
32; Concord, N. If., 22, Portland. Me.,
23: Eastport, Me.. 21: and Burling
ton, Vt„ 20.
“Precipitation will total bet tv. n
one-third and two-thirds inch, oe
curtng as snow In the Interior
tions and as rain or snow near ! he
coast Sunday night and again ab it
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