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German Airliner
And Bodies of 11
Are Found in Alps
Craft Is Identified as
The D-ALUS, Missing
Since February 25
By the Associated Press.
NICE, France, March 4.—The
wreckage of a German airliner and
t-he bodies of 11 victims were found
today in the Alps near Roubillon,
close to the Italian frontier, and
tonight French official investigators
Identified the craft as the missing
D-Alus.
The D-Alus, a tri-motored com
mercial plane, left the Island of
Mallorca, off Spain's northeast
coast, on a scheduled flight to Genoa
February 25. but vanished before
reaching its goal.
Disappeared February 25.
February 25 the air ministry in
Berlin announced a German airliner
marked D-Alus had disappeared
over the Mediterranean, but failed
to state where the plane had taken
off or where it was going. Lufthansa,
Germany's only commercial airline,
said the plane was not one of theirs.
A patrol of Alpine Chasseurs of
the French Army found the wreckage
in a fortified zone opposite the
Italian frontier over which all save
French Army planes are forbidden
to fly.
Nine bodies, burned so that, they
could not be identified immediately,
were/ound in the plane's cabin, and
two others, one of a woman, were
found some distance from the
wreckage, indicating these two per
sons may have jumped as a crash
seemed inevitable.
Apparently Lost in Fog.
Officials said the pilot apparently
lost his way in a fog and crashed
into the mountains while circling
low to seek bearings.
The last message Berlin had re
ported receiving from the plane said
it was over the Mediterranean. On
the same day, however. French air
and army observers asked all posts
in the southern French zone to
watch for a German plane which
flew over Toulouse too high for its
license numbers to be read.
Toulouse is far off the plane's
normal sea route, but French offi
cials said tonight they now believe
the plane sighted was the D-Alus.
Officers to Be Elected
Election of officers will feature a
meeting of the Womans Club of
Cherrydale. Va„ at 8 p.m. Friday
at, the home of Mrs. Goldie Sedg
wick. 2120 N. Stafford street.
District Citizens to Honor
Randolph at Banquet
Representative Jennings Ran
dolph, Democrat, of West Virginia,
chairman of the House District
Committee, will be honored by Dis
trict citizens at a banquet at 7:30
p.m. Tuesday, March 21, in the
Hamilton Hotel. The banquet has
been arranged under the auspices of
the National Democratic League, of
which Dr. F. Thomas Evans is presi- ;
dent.
J. F. T. O Connor, former con- |
troller of the currency, is coming
from California to act as toastmas
ter. Among the sponsors are Theo
dore W. Noyes. Malcolm McConihe.
Edward F Colloday, John B. Col
poys. Representative Steagall of
Alabama. Representative Norton of
New Jersey, Francis F. Addison, jr.;
Sefton Darr, former Representative
Jenckes of Indiana. L. A. Car
ruthers. former Secretary of Com
merce Roper and James G. Yaden.
Tickets may be obtained for the j
banquet from Arthur Clarendon
Smith.
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Cream
(Continued From First Page.)
of products believed imported from
beyond the Washington milk shed.
Two investigators from the asso
ciation were assigned to aid the
four Washington detectives, who
worked under direction of Mr. Seal
and were deputized as health in
spectors.
Friday a week ago the four de
tectives, Richard Felber and W. V.
Chase, of No. 8 precinct: J. B. Lay
ton of the public relations squaa
and Ted Howell of the vice squad,
followed the trailer truck out of
Washington in two sedans, police
said last night.
The young detectives were dressed
In civilian clothes and had eight
sets of license plates from as many
States with which to disguise their
cars. First one and then the other
machine would trail the truck, keep
ing far enough behind to avoid de
tection.
They had been on the road less
than a day when they lost the truck
In a blinding blizzard near Kala
mazoo, Mich.
The detectives said they learned
later the truck driver had gone there
to see his family. For hours the
anxious policemen patrolled the
snow-swept highways leading out
of Kalamazoo, believing the truck
would head south.
Truck Spotted Again.
They spotted the truck again,
they said, going south toward In
diana and followed it to Lafayette.
There, the officers said, they
w-atched while the truck was loaded
Wednesday afternoon, and followed
It into Washington.
With Mr. Seal when the arrests
were made was Dr. R. R. Ashworth,
a Health Department inspector. Dr.
Ashworth took samples of the con
fiscated product for analysis for
bacterial count and butter content.
The refrigerated truck was stored
• t the Terminal Storage Co., pend
ing disposition of the case. Mr.
Seal was undecided last night what
specific charges to bring against
the men.
From his cell at the eighth pre
cinct, Mr. Ward said:
“I was in my office when some
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one came up and said there was a
fight downstairs. That is the first (
I knew there was any trouble. I
went down and some one pointed
a gun at me. and I thought at first
it was a bunch of hoodlums. Here
I am."
In answer £o questions, the presi
dent of the milk company stated,
"I don't know what this is all about.
The milk association has been try- I
ing to get us to join up for some
time, but we have continued to buy
through independent producers. We
get all our milk in nearby Maryland
’ and Virginia.
i "We have a license to get cream
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land.”
He said he did not know of any
truck that "was scheduled to come
in” to headquarters tonight with a
load of milk and cream. He re
turned to his office after visiting the
Clover Dairy in Maryland, where the
company operates an ice cream pro
ducing concern. Mr. Ward said.
"This appears to me to be some
underhand work on the part of the
association." Mr. Ward said in his
efTort to explain the situation. “I
thought it was some bunch trying
to make trouble when I first laft
my office, but it must have been the
police."
Mr. Seal said that Health De
partment inspectors do not permit
cream or part-cream intended for
ice cream manufacture to come into
the same plant from which milk for
fluid use is distributed. Forty per
cent cream is whipping cream,
whereas fluid milk is about 5 per
cent cream. Washington dairymen
said last night.
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St. Louis
B' tbe Associat'd Press.
ST. LOUIS, March 4 —Everybody
does everything at the St. Louis
city hall.
The Governmental Research In
stitute says that's what the answers
indicate to questionnaires sent out
to obtain basic information on the
duties of all city employes.
Excise Commissioner Lawrence
McDaniel, in charge of liquor en
forcement. reported his office hours
are 9 a.m. to 12 noon, but added
that he is ‘'constantly on the job
from 8 o'clock in the morning to 4
o'clock the next morning.”
One department head found his
secretary had reported that in her
department she made out all re
ports and did all stenographic work.
"I wonder what the other secre
taries do?” he asked.
But Howard Ferguson, in charge
of the survey for the institute, is
unimpressed by this zeal.
"I've done this sort, of thing 10
years," he said, "and I can spot
those w'ho exaggerate right off. I
won't miss more than one out of 20."
Student Makes Honor Roll
Richard Robertson. 18. a sopho
more at Syracuse University, has
been put on the honor roll of the
College of Business Administration.
A graduate of Central High School,
he is the son of Mrs. Mildred Rob
ertson of 2022 Columbia road N.W.
Gov. O'Daniel Extends
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'Torture Reprieve'
Br the Associated Press.
HUNTSVILLE, Tex., March 4 —
Winzell Williams. 19. colored, who
received Gov. W. Lee O'Daniel's
“torture reprieve" from the electric
chair 30 days ago, was given an
other postponement today.
The Governor, acting on a rec
ommendation of the State Pardon
and Parole Board, postponed the
execution until Monday morning to
prevent it from falling on Sunday.
The man was scheduled to be elec
trocuted after midnight tonight.
Williams was convicted of slay
ing Dairyman E. B. Atwood of
Dallas in an attempted robbery.
This case attracted Nation-wide !
attention 30 days ago when Gov. j
O'Daniel reprieved Williams "in |
order that Winzell Williams may
suffer this dreadful punishment,
certain death staring him in the
face day and night, for 30 days
before he is relieved by deatli in
the electric chair."
The statement brought a storm of
protest from Texans.
The Governor answered his crit
ics by saying he made the state
ment to arouse public opinion
against capital punishment.
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Bowers Called Home;
Steinhardt Is Named
Envoy to Moscow
Rumors Heard Diplomat
May Be Shifted From
Spain to Lima
Bj the Associated Press.
President Roosevelt yesterday
summoned Claude G. Bowers.
American Ambassador to Spain,
home for conference on recognition
of the Franco government, and
filled the long vacant ambassadorial
post in Moscow.
Laurence A. Steinhardt, now Am
bassador to Peru, was selected to be
the third American Ambassador to
tire Soviet Union, filling the post
left vacant nine months ago when
Joseph E. Davies was transferred’
from Moscow and made Ambassador
to Belgium.
Mr. Bowers sailed from France
yesterday on the liner Queen Mary
and should reach Washington by
the latter part of this week.
The disclosure that he had been
summoned home "for consultation”
gave rise to speculation that the
United States might give early rec
ognition to Gei\ Francisco Franco's
government.
Followed Others’ Lead.
The United States has followed
closely the British and French lead
in wartime relations with Spaii}.
These two governments recently an
nounced recognition of the Franco
regime. Secretary of State Hull at
that time said no step would be
taken pending full study of devel
opments.
However, the feeling grew in dip
lomatic circles here that recogni
tion would not fee long delayed, and
yesterday's recall of Ambassador
Bowers was generally regarded as.
a preliminary step in that direc
tion.
The Steinhardt appointment was
not officially announced, since this
ordinarily is not done until the
nomination goes to the Senate.
There was authoritative confirms- ]
tion, however, of reports of the
President's action.
Mr. Steinhardt, a native of New
York City, is 46 years old and a
seasoned New Deal diplomat. He
was named Minister to Sweden in
1933, and promoted to the Embassy
in Peru in 1937.
Bowers May Go to Lima.
The fact it was decided to send
him to Moscow, Just at the time
Mr .Bowers was retailed, led to
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speculation that the latter might
not be sent back to Spain, but in
stead would succeed Mr. Steinhardt
in Lima.
The long vacancy in the Moscow
post gave rise to a belief in some
circles here that American-Soviet
relations had suffered some strain.
This was denied at the State De
partment.
Some doubt, however, apparently
arose in Moscow. Ambassador Alex
ander A. Troyanovsky returned to
the Soviet Union last Summer on
vacation and has not returned. It
was said here that he had decided
to remain there, but his resigna
tion has not been announced.
Closer Relations Urged.
MOSCOW, March 4 UV).—Selec
tion of Laurence A. Stelnhardt as
United States Ambassador to Mos
cow follows recent articles in some
newspapers here stressing the de
sirability of closer relations between
Russia and the United States.
Alexander A. Troyanovslcy, Soviet
Ambassador to the United States,
has not returned to Washington
after coming home last summer on
vacation, and he is reported to have
expressed a desire to remain in Mos
cow.
On the other hand, the envoy still
is on the list of Ambassadors. Lately
lie has been lecturing occasionally
at the university here.
No further official information is
available concerning Mr. Troyanov
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