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Cathedral Secretary,
Edwin Lewis, Takes
Wilmington Post
Will Join Executive
Staff of Coca-Cola
Company Soon
Edwin N. Lewis, executive secre
tary of the Washington Cathedral
since 1924, has joined the organiza
tion of the Coca-Cola Co. and will
be located at its executive offices
in Wilmington, Del., it was made
known today.
The nature of his new duties has
not been worked out as yet, Mr.
Lewis said, other than the fact that
he is to become a member of the
tompany's executive staff.
Mr. Lewis, a World War veteran
and former newspaperman, said on
learning that his change in position
had been made public: "My natural
regret at severing Cathedral rela
tionships and valued friendships in
Washington is tempered by the op
portunities for creative service in
the field of business.”
“It has been a'privilege to have a
humble share in the Cathedral enter
prise for nearly 15^ years, Mr. Lewis
continued. "I am' grateful for the
co-operation extended by many
friends through the National Ca
thedral Association, representing
various parts of the country and
nearly all church affiliations.”
Mr. Lewis said that his new work
will not call for a change of family
residence until after next spring
He said he hoped to supervise The
Cathedral Age. illustrated quarterly
and be available for advisory con
ferences with his colleagues on the
staff at Mount St. Alban until the
Cathedral chapter makes other ar
Mr. Lewis stated that his final re
port as executive secretary would be
made at the annual meeting of the
Cathedral Council November 2.
Mr. Lewis is a native of Plainville
Conn., and a graduate of the Colum
bia School of Journalism. He wa.<
a reporter on the old New York
Tribune and at one time was asso
ciated w-ith the Western Electric Co
In New York.
Cold Weather Forecast
For Capital Tomorrow
The mhrcury was making a be*
line for the cellar today, with th*
weather man looking for near
freeaing temperatures here tonight
The forecast called for a low of 34
in the city during the night, with
possible freezing temperatures in th*
suburbs. The season's first frost
will arrive simultaneously, the fore
caster thinks.
The nippy weather is being wafted
to Washington on the wings of a
high-pressure area moving down
from Central Canada. The high
pressure area has already passed
the border customs inspection and
was loitering around Chicago and
the Central States this morning.
North winds will accompany th*
cold weather. Today's low tem
perature was 52. recorded at 6 a m
By 11 a.m. the mercury had risen tc
58 and was poised for its high dive
The skies will be fair, if that makes
any difference to any one.
Sound Movies Help
Convict Youth in Slaying
By the Aesociated Preas.
LOS ANGELES. Oct. 14.—Juror!
who convicted DeWitt Clinton Cook
20. of first-degree murder in the
bludgeoning of Anya Sosoyeva. tolc
Superior Judge Thomas L. Ambrose
sound pictures aided them ma
terially in reaching the verdict
The all-male jury did not recom
mend leniency and the mandatory
sentence of death in the gas cham
ber will be pronounced Tuesday.
Cook originally confessed killing
the former Follies dancer for what
ever money she might have in hei
purse. Police made sound pictures
as the Hollywood printer re-enactec
the slaying with the aid of a gir
who volunteered to pose as Mist
Motion pictures have been usee
here before in trials, but this was
the first sound film shown a jury
Judge Ambrose said he questioner
/the jurymen in his chambers U
determine what value they placet
on such evidence.
Cook’s lawyers, deputy public de
fenders, said they would move foi
a new trial or possibly appeal.
Cook also awaits sentence on hi
confessed clubbings of Delia Bogard
IS, actress, and Myrtle Wagner, 11
In robbery attempts. Miss Wagne;
was criminally attacked.
First Woman Named
Patent Examiner in 73
The first woman patent examine
Was appointed in 1873; in 1897 i
woman was first registered to prac
tice as an attorney before the Pat
ent Office, says Elizabeth Hunter o
New York in a paper prepared fo
the American Chemical Societj
But, she points out, less than 10
women have been active in paten
work since the creation of the s.vs
tern, and less than 35 women in th
United States today are engaged ii
patent work. Of these, nine ar
examiners in the Patent Office, an
the others are patent solicitor!
Five of the total are chemists.
I—-—T~~ .
Mrs. Biddle s
Daughter Weds
Polish Prince
By the Associated Press.
PARIS, Oct. 1*.—Miss Boyc
Thompson Schulze, 18-y«ar-ol
daughter of Mrs. Anthony J. Drex<
Biddle, Jr., wife of the United State
Ambassador to Poland, was marrie
today to Prince Alexander Hoher
lohe of Poland.
The couple plans to go to th
United States, where Prince Hohe$
lohe has,been appointed adjutar
to the Military Attache of the Polis
Miss Schulze is the granddaughte
of the late Col. William Boyc
Thompson of Yonkers, N. Y. He
mother, who married Ambassadc
Biddle in London, in June of 193
was formerly the wife of Theodoi
Schulze, noted Yale football playe
of the early 1900'ds.
Prince Hohenlohe is the son <
Prince Alfred Hohenlohe and th
late Princess Catherine Britto
Hohenlohe of Washington. He wi
born in Switzerland and was a
Austrian subject until naturalize
as a Pole.
NEW WING AT MARJORIE W'EBSTER—Ground-breaking ceremonies were held yesterday at
Marjorie Webster School, Kalmia road and Sixteenth street N.W., marking the start of construc
tion of a new wing, which will house the dining room, kitchen, recreation room and dormitory
facilities. Principals in the ceremony were (left to right): Eleanor Heigh of Baltimore, junior
class president; Jane Leicht of West Salem, M!ass„ sophomore class president; Miss Marjorie
Webster, president of the school, and Carol Piercy of Cleveland, Ohio, freshman class president.
—Star Staff Photo.
Stunt Man Injured
Motorcycling Into
Brick Wall
5,000 Spectators
Watch 'Cavalcade of
Thrills' at Stadium
The ‘‘Cavalcade of Thrills” in
Griffith Stadium last night delivered
everything on the program, in addi
tion to a few unscheduled chills
and spills.
The 5.000 spectators rose out of
their seats when George Dockstader,
30, a Hollywood stunt man. cele
brated Friday the 13th by motor
cycling into a brick wall.
The stunt man hurtled through
the air and landed with a shock
strong enough to send him to Gar
field Hospital. He was not seri
ously injured, however, although
hospital attendants said he was to
return for treatment today.
The crowd was further startled
when a wild steer tossed its rider
and dashed at a crowd of officials,
j reporters and photographers in the
j arena. The group scattered and
1 ran for cover while the steer was
headed off by yelling cowboys and
Show to Be Repeated.
The show, which is being put on
1 by the Variety Club for the benefit
of a hospital fund, will be repeated
this afternoon and tonight.
Before he took his worst fall of
; the evening, Dockstader thundered
on his motor cycle through burning
board walls and hoops of fire, leap
| ing rows of barrels and two auto
! mobiles parked together.
"Ironman” Gary butted his helm
; eted head through a wooden wall
■ while riding on the front bumper
J of a speeding automobile. Una
I Holt drove another car through a
i barricade of flaming timbers and
i | Rex Rekir overturned his speeding
\ machine.
i George Cook demonstrated a mo
, tor car which spouted water, spurt
■ ed flame, shed various parts more
or less vital, and spun off the field
i in a series of explosions.
Wild West Stunts.
; In addition to the motor rodeo,
there was plenty of riding, roping
and bronco busting in the best Wild
West tradition.
The "Flying Kimris” swung by
their teeth from trapezes 100 feet
in the air while searchlights of a
local National Guard unit were di
r rected on their whirling bodies.
1 The entertainment opened with
‘1 music and marching by the Fort
‘ | Steven Post Drum and Bugle Corps
f | Sons of the Legion Drum and Bu
r' gle Corps. Elks Club Band, Colored
•1 Elks Band. Metropolitan Police Boys
3 j Club Band and an American Le
1j gion guard of honor.
’ Turkey
1 (Continued From First Page.)
sequel to the signing last Tuesdaj
of a mutual assistance pact.
The pact was scheduled for rati
fication in Kaunas this afternoor
with the exchange of ratification!
to follow tomorrow.
Molotoff expressed in a message tc
Foreign Minister Juozas Urbsys hi;
conviction that the pact “will servi
to strengthen the peace of Easterr
e Europe.” The Lithuanian diplomat’!
j message conveyed "gratitude of th<
,j Lithuanian delegation for the warn
s hospitality” and added:
j “I would ask you particularly t(
. convey to Stalin our gratitude foi
the broad understanding of the as
e pirations of the Lithuanian peopli
. and for having by active participa
t tion in the negotiations enhance!
fj the mutual confidence and tradi
tional friendship that have invari
ably existed between our states.”
r -
r Appreciative Audience
l Hears 'Pinafore'
e An audience which demanded re
r pea ted encores heard the Gilber
and Sullivan opera “H. M. S. Pina
f fore” at Constitution Hall last night
e The performance was given for thi
n benefit of Children's Hospital b;
s the New York Light Opera Co
n under auspices of a local concer
d bureau. “The Mikado” waa give!
on the preceding night,
• Continued From First Page.1
Communist party in the belief it was
working for the improvement of the
workers, but later resigned after he
became convinced the organization
was instituting "a form of slavery"
on the workers. Since the party
does not recognize a resignation, he
declared, he was later expelled.
‘‘Grave Danger” for U. S.
Asked why he appeared before the
committee. PitcofT replied a fear
exists there is "grave danger” for
the United States if the party con
tinues to grow, and he believes any
j information he could give that
j would expose its operations might
help to retard its progress.
Committee Counsel Whitley read
off to Pitcoff the names of a num
ber of labor leaders who had been
branded by previous witnesses as
i Communists, as well as the names
of a number of so-called Commu
nist “front" organizations. The
witness said he knew, or it was
"generally conceded" in Communist
circles, some of these "front” or
ganizations were either controlled
or dominated by Communists. He
wras able, however, to identify but a
few of the labor leaders as Com
Unwittingly Serve as Spies.
Yesterday the investigators heard
testimony from an avowed former
: Communist organizer that party
members in factories throughout
the United States unwittingly
served as spies for the Ogpu.
The witness. Maurice L. Malkin,
a Russian-born, naturalized Amer
ican citizen, said the party had
“shop nuclei” in every industry
where Communists were employed
! and that they were under instruc
tions to gather all available in
formation and transmit it to cen
tral control committees.
He said a unit of this type had
been gathering data about arma
ments and other naval matters in
the Brooklyn Navy Yard for years.
Questioned about this set-up
w'hich Chairman Dies termed ‘‘al
most unbelievable.” Malkin declared
most of the party members were un
aware that their reports were for
warded by devious means to Russia
I/oans From Rothstein.
Malkin, who testified he served
two years in prison on a charge ol
felonious assault growing out of th«
1QOC fnevloee' otrilra in XI on’ Vnrlf
stirred that city's police department
into immediate action when he tes
tified that the Furriers’ Union paic
about $110,000 to New York police
men to protect union "sluggers" anc
to leave the strikers alone.
He said the money was part of t
$1,750,000 loan from the late Arnold
Rothstein. slain New York under
world figure.
Lewis J. Valentine, New York po
lice commissioner, sent Inspecto:
Michael Murphy to Washington t<
look into the charges. He arranget
to get a transcript of Malkin's testi
New York records showed simila
charges were investigated years agi
and dismissed by the late Magis
trate Joseph E. Corrigan.
Research Lab Chief Chosen
The Department of Agriculturi
announced yesterday the appoint
ment of Michael J. Copley, one
associate professor of chemistry a
the University of Illinois, as chie
of the analytical and physica
chemistry division. Eastern Re
gional Research Laboratory, Wynd
moor, Pa.
Club Donates Camp Cabin
Cosmopolitan Club members wil
- donate a $250 cabin to be built a
i Camp Ernest Brown for the Metro
politan Police Boys’ Club, it wa
announced yesterday at the club
» luncheon meeting at the Carltoi
' Hotel.
' Lecture on Palestine
1 An illustrated lecture on ‘ Pales
• tine” will be presented tomorrow a
- 7 p.m. at the International Studen
House by Charles H. Brown, lec
turer-photographec, who spent fou
months in Palestine. He will lec
ture before members of the Wash
ington International Club.
: Security Number Buried
• TULSA, Oct. 14 OP).—Relative
. claiming benefits for a decease
! worker failed to note his socis
security number. They told Charle
, L. Wilson, manager of the Socii
; Security Board office:
l “His number was in the ve«
pocket of the suit we buried him in,
Wage-Hour Change
Will Boost Wages
Workers in Three
Industries Will Be
Main Beneficiaries
By th* Associated Press.
Labor experts indicated today that
workers in three indutries—manu
facturing. wholesale trade and motoi
carriers—would receive the greatest
benefit from the uatomatic change
in the wage-hour law due late thii
On October 24 the minimum wage
increases from 25 to 30 cents ar
hour and the maximum work week
drops from 44 hours to 42. •
Isador Lubin, commissioner ol
labor statistics, said in a report that
the "great bulk of those person!
who received less than 30 cents ar
hour or worked more than 42 hour:
a week" were in the three industries
About 12.300.000 persons are en
gaged in industries and occupation:
subject to the Fair Labor Standard:
Act, Mr. Lubin estimated. Of these
600.000 to 700.000 received less thar
30 cents an hour when a survey wa:
made in April of this year.
718,000 Reveiee Overtime.
Mr. Lubin reported that 2.380.00<
worked more than 42 hours, bu’
noted that about 718.000 of this lat
! ter group were receiving overtinu
pay for time in excess of the 42.
Labor officials estimate that tota
wage increases expected to resul
i from the higher standards under thi
new regulations might total *100.
000.000 for the yaer beginning Oc
tober 24.
Mr. Lubin said there was i
| “marked concentration" of worker
receiving less than 30 cents an hou
I in the large industrial States of thi
Northeast and in the South. Hi
: placed the total number for thosi
wiiui-.i n l n>/vui/ uvv.vwi
Meanwhile, the Wage-Hour Ad
ministration charged that certaii
railroads are attempting to evadi
payment of the minimum wage t<
Red Caps by requiring them to ac
count for tips and announced i
court test of the practice would b
The Red Caps now are due 2
cents an hour and the rate goe
to 30 on October 24.
Some Only Pay Difference.
According to the Wage-Hour Ad
ministration, the railroads abou
which the complaint is raised eithe
; pay the Red Caps only the differenc
' between what they earn in tips ani
i what would be necessary to brin
i the wage level to 25 cents, or re
■ quire them to show tip earnings c
25 cents and pay them nothing.
In condemning this practice th
> Wage-Hour Administration at th
■ same time commended other car
riers which do not take tips lnt
consideration in fixing wages.
The administration also an
nounced that a hearing would b
! held in New York Friday on th
■ application of the telegraph com
; panies to pay messengers less tha
the new 30-cent minimum.
. M. C. Jurors Go Homi
In Week-End Recess
By the Associated Press.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Oct. 14.
. Contrary to custom, members of
* Federal court jury rested at the
1 homes today after the first week <
the trial of General Motors Corp
5 three affiliated firms and 17 official
s charged with conspiracy to restrai
1 trade by forcing their dealers t
use credit facilities of the Generi
Motors Acceptance Corp.
Judge Walter G. Lindley, call*
back to Chicago by other matter
' adjourned court for the week en
1 yesterday and said that since tb
1 trial may last three months, tb
' jurors should be allowed to go 1
r their homes. The trial will be r<
* sumed Monday.
Fred <J. Burger of St. Joseph, Mo
W. A. Wilson of Mantua, Ohio, an
E. A. Ackerman of Cleveland wei
the last of the Government wi
nesses yesterday to testify that the
s contracts as dealers with Generi
i Motors were canceled because <
1 difficulties over the use of G. M. A.1
s facilities. On cross-examinatio:
1 General Motors attorneys sought
show the contracts were cancel!
t for other reasons, such as poor sal
” records or inadequate capltaliiatlo
Roosevelt Transfers
U. S. Power Policy
To Committee
Both War and React
Considerations Under
Single Jurisdiction
President Roosevelt today trans
ferred to the jurisdiction of the
National Power Policy Committee
the complete task of developing na
tional power policy, both wartime
and peacetime.
Previously emergency aspects of
the problem as they pertain to war
time needs had been the responsi
bility of the National Defense Power
Clarifying the future duties of the
single committee, the President
wrote as follows to Secretary of the
Interior Ickes and Assistant Secre
tary of War Johnson:
“The National Power Policy Com
mittee shall devote itself to the
development of a national power
policy in the interest of national
defense as well as peacetime needs.
It shall consider power problems
common to the several departments
and agencies represented on the
committee with a view to the co
ordinated development of a consist
ent power policy. It shall deal with
matters of co-operation between the
public and private agencies supply
ing electric power. It shall advise
me in matters of national power
“The National Defense Power
Committee has completed the major
part of its work of estimating the
probable power needs of the Nation
in peace and in war. The National
Power Policy Committee should be
in a position, therefore, to give its
first attention to the immediate
concrete steps necessary to assure
the meeting of these needs.”
Secretary Ickes will continue to
serve as chairman of the single
committee while Col. Johnson,
chairman of the Special Defense
Committee, will serve as a member
only of the remaining organisation.
<Continued Prom First Page.)
band of Republicans supporting re
peal of the arms embargo, told the
chamber yesterday that if repeal of
the embargo would aid Great Brit
ain and Prance, as many Senators
say, "That seems rather an argu
ment for than against the pro
"Certainly,” he said, "the sym
pathies of this country are with
those governments against Hitler
Wants Preamble te Bill.
Senator Taft warned President
Roosevelt against regarding passage
i of the bill as a mandate to interfere
; in Europe, however, and said the
' measure should carry a preamble
| stating this country's intention to
keep out of the war.
Returning to a tone critical of the
; administration, the Ohio Senator
j said:
“I question the wisdom or neces
sity of increasing the Army of the
United States to the extent that re
habilitation of warships or the con
struction of barracks violate the
statutes of the United States.” he
declared. “I question the wisdom
of keeping the headlines full of sub
i marine scares. I dislike the constant
rumors that members of the ad
j1 ministration are privately predict
1 ing our entrance into the war."
j Senator Nye. Republican, of North
| Dakota, re-emphasizing the opposi
1 tion argument that repeal of the
arms embargo would be a step
I toward war. urged that leaders call
i in 50 leading Industrialists and
members of the President's cabinet
and ask them: "Is the unlimited
war boom allowed in the present
I cash-and-carry bill a good thing for
our national life?”
,: "I do not believe you will accept
i this challenge.” he said, looking
! toward the Democratic side of the
‘ chamber, "for you might find—you
might possibly find that there would
i not be one member of the Presi
i dent's cabinet who would say to you
■ that such an unlimited war boom
, would be a good thing for our econ
, omy, for our Nation's real good.”
1 (Continued From first Page.)
> j neighbors to help defray expenses
' j of the crisis.
1 These sources discounted the pos
! sibility that the four nations might
join in urging a peace parley of the
> warring powers, although one Swed
s ish newspaper suggested that King
Gustaf could qualify as a disin
terested intermediary.
The call for the conference was
t issued amid growing tension and
r fresh military preparations to meet
s any eventuality arising from the
j Finnish-Russlan conversations now
j under way in Moscow.
Sweden was reported to have
f strengthened her defenses along
the Finnish border, usually nomi
e nal because of the friendly rela
e tions between the two nations, by
. troops to the upper Norland sec
0 tor.
In commenting upon the forth
- coming meeting. Swedish Foreign
t Minister Richard J. Sandler re
e called that the monarchs of Swe
- den, Norway and Denmark met ir
n 1914 at the call of King Gustaf t(
“express their states’ unbroken un
ity under the lodestar of neutrality.’
"Now the states are four,” he said
1 “but the same intention allies them.'
Will Express Solidarity.
Danish Foreign Minister Petei
Munch made a similar reference t«
the 1914 meeting and declared th<
impending conversations would "glvi
* expression to the northern states
, feeling of solidarity.”
1 Finnish Foreign Minister Elja
•’ Erkko said “we are glad that th<
” northern states keep contact ii
* these times which are so importan
d for us.”
King Gustaf’a invitation wa;
d issued directly to the Kings of Den
mark and Norway and the Presiden
d of Finland, all of whom accepted a
e once. The foreign ministers of th<
e four countries also {dll participate
o -
* Mrs. Dodek's Funeral
^ Will Be Tomorrow
e Funeral services for Mrs. Lem
Dodek, 72, widow of Hyman Dodek
[r merchant, who died yesterday at he
il home, 2807 Connecticut avenue N.W
if will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. a
3. Danzansky's funeral home. Buria
i, will be in Adas Israel Cemetery.
o Mrs. Dodek is survived by a sor
d Harry H. Dodek; three daughter*
>8 Mrs. Sophie Mandell, Mrs. Evi
i. Simon and Miss Fannie Dodek.
Two-Pound Baby Leaves.Sibley,
Weighing 6V2 at 4 Months
- ■ ..Mil «i .i ■f«rninna
Nurse Betty Tallentire of Sibley Hospital holds the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Orren Elliott of 1302 Gallatin street N.W.
—Star Staff Photo.
A young fellow who began life
as one of the city's tiniest people on
record went home from Sibley Hos
pital yesterday.
With justifiable pride, doctors dis
charged the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. Orren Elliott, of 1302 Galla
tin street N.W.. pronouncing him a
healthy baby. This new member of
the Elliott household now is nearly
four months old and weighs six
pounds and 12 ounces. Average
weight for this age is about 12
The mite of humanity will need
many months to catch up with the
weight-for-age scale of normal in
fants, physicians say. but he is en
titled to it. Baby Elliott weighed
two pounds and one ounce at birth
and slipped to one pound and 14
ounces shortly thereafter.
‘‘Premature babies that small usu
ally die before we can do anything
for them," a nurse said yesterday.
The little boy was delivered June
30 by Dr. Esther Nathanson, and
special equipment for premature
births was utilized at once. The
doctors held scant hope for his sur
vival at that time, however, parti
cularly in view of the three-ounce
loss in weight.
Sibley obstetricians say their ap
paratus is the best in the city for
handling premature births, but de
clare the case of Baby Elliott is re
markable. nevertheless. Much of the
equipment has been provided by the
Variety Club of Washington.
Royal Oak Commemorated
Tree Where King Charles Hid
Sailors Have Long Attached III Omen
To 11th Ship of British Line
B» th* Associated Press. |
LONDON. Oct. 14.—British sailors
i have attached an ill omen to the
! name Royal Oak ever since the
Dutch sailed up the Medway in
: 1667 and burned the first of the line.
The battleship sunk today was
the 11th Royal Oak in the British
Navy—a commemoration of the oak
; tree at Boscobel. Shropshire, in
| which the fugitive King Charles II
hid himself after the Battle of
! Worcester in 1651.
| Within a month of being commis
sioned in 1916. the dreadnaught was
! in action at Jutland, next in line
1 after the Iron Duke, flagship of the
British fleet in the great World War
Others Have Fared Badly.
Other Royal Oaks have fared
badly in war.
In 1778 a Royal Oak was one
of the heaviest sufferers in a battle
with American Revolutionaries and
the French. Three years later Brit
ish Vice Admiral Arbuthnot. flying
his flag in the Royal Oak. was
censured for failing to give the
signal for close action in a battle
in American waters.
The recent Spanish War brought
misfortune to the battleship just
sunk. Five of her crew were in
jured when an anti-aircraft shell
fell on her deck during a Spanish
Nationalist bombardment of Va
lencia February 24, 1937.
In 1928 Rear Admiral Bernard St.
G. Collard. Capt. Kenneth G. B.
Dewar, then commander of the
Royal Oak. and Comdr. H. M. Dan
iel of the same ship were suspended
because of a jazz band episode which
hinted at •'mutiny.”
Daniel and Dewar were found
guilty of actions prejudicial to disci
pline after court martials which
echoed through England, and were
dismissed from their ship. Admiral
Collard. censured for dealing with
trivial causes in a manner unbecom
ing his position, was ordered to
"strike his flag” and soon after was
Complained About Admiral.
The affair had its inception at a
dance aboard the battleship at
Malta, during which the admiral
berated the bandmaster because of
the playing of.the ship's band. Tes
timony disclosed that Daniel had
written a letter complaining against
the actions of the admiral and that
Dewar had accepted it and for
warded it to a superior.
In December, 1935. a sabotage at
tempt was discovered during the re
fitting of the Royal Oak.
Failure of her electric system
caused a short circuit. A sail pin
one-eighth of an inch in diameter
had pierced a 2-inch cable connect
, ing the control tower of.the battle
ship and the dockyard station.
Royal Oak
(Continued From First Page.)
military machine at the “strategic”
British observers declared that
Britain and France had “Hitler on
the run” in both the military and
diplomatic phases of the war. The
Nazi leaders, they said, were faced
with continuing the war against
what were regarded here as insuper
able odds or making another peace
offer* that might in itself mean the
overthrow of the Nazi regime.
Polish Destroyers Operating.
It was disclosed also that three
Polish destroyers have been operat
ing with the British fleet against the
submarines of the power that con
quered Poland.
It was understood that the de
stroyers—the Blyskawica (lightning),
the Grom (thunderbolt) and the
Burza (storm)—were to be fitted for
winter service in the English Chan
nel and the North Sea.
With the transportation of 158.000
men to France without loss of a life
—acclaimed as a “first round vic
' tory”-*-the war office declared Britain
' "ready for anything.”
Newspapers, publishing the first
) accounts of their correspondents
' with the expeditionary force in
France, speculated at length on Ger
i many's next move.
Some observers predicted a Nazi
i push soon on the western front.
< A war office spokesman said yester
day that the allies would sit tight
i and wait, but that it was “very late”
' now for an attack by land because
t of the approach of winter.
1 Nasi Reaction Headlined.
) “Hitler rages” and “he hopes to
• wiggle out” were newspaper head
lines over British descriptions of
the Nazi reaction to Prime Minister
Chamberlain’s rejection Thursday
of German “end-the-war” proposals.
The well Informed London Times
i declared editorially that the Ger
, mans were in retreat from the Bal
r tic and called the ascendancy of
, Soviet Russia there “the second
t main defeat of Nazi policy since
1 the war began.”
The first, it declared, was when
, the plan which it said the Germans
, had for a protectorate of Poland
k extending over the Galician oil filed*
“miscarried” and “when the states
of Southeastern Europe began with
one accord to look for guidance to
Moscow rather than to Berlin.”
The Times said the small Baltic
states,' striving to maintain their in
dependence. have in the western
powers and the United States
“friends whose sympathy and help
will, in the long run, not be without
Finland Feels Influence.
“In the case of Finland, which is
somewhat different from theirs,” the
Times added, “western diplomatic
help, together with the resolute at
titude of the Finns themselves, is
apparently having a considerable
influence already. * * *
“Finland feels herself attached to
the Scandinavian rather than the
Baltic group of countries and Jias
staunch friends in Sweden, Norway
and Denmark.
“The representatives of these
northern states have made joint
representations at the Kremlin on
Finland’s behalf; their sovereigns
and the President of Finland are to
meet at Stockholm next week, and
the American Ambassador (to Mos
cow) was specially instructed by
Washington to make a rare inter
vention in European affairs in the
same cause.
“American civilization is partly
Scandinavian in origin, ancLFinland
holds a special place in American
hearts for having never failed to pay
the debt incurred in the last war. i
“It is the earnest hope of all the
Western democracies—and not the
least of Great Britain—that nothing
shall occur to disturb the good rela
tions, of Finland and the U. S. S. R.”
Sinking Is Announced
By German Papers
BERLIN, Oct. 14 (A>).—Sinking of
the 29.150-ton British battleship i
Royal Oak was announced to the|
German people today by special
editions of newspapers with big
headlines reading “Battleship Royal
Oak Sunk by German U-Boat.”
The supreme command’s an
nouncement of the sinking did not
disclose where the ship went down.
DNB, official news agency, com
menting on the British announce
ment that the Royal Oak was the
“second heavy loss.” asked Winston
Churchill. British first lord of the
admiralty, whether he had “for
Alumni of Institute
At Rome Organized
AtC. U. Meeting
Father Gariigon-Lagrange '
Urges Crusade of
Prayer for Peace
An organization of the alumni r
of the Inatituum Angelicum at
Rome, described as the second Ro
man alumni group in America, was
formed last night at Catholic Uni
versity following a talk by Father
Reginald Garrigou-I^agrange. a
member of the faculty since lta
founding in 1900. who urged a
crusade of prayer for peace,
The French scholar-priest gave
his first American address before
more than 500 local and visiting
clerics in McMahon Hall. The
Pope has called on all the faithful
of the world to “join their hearts *
in a universal prayer for peace.” he
said. Peace can be obtained by
praying for the spiritual needs
people have in common, Father
Garrigou-Lagrange said.
Quotes St. Augustine.
Speaking in Latin, he quoted St.
Augustine's statement that “while
the same material goods cannot
belong simultaneously and in- *
tegrally to many people, the same
spiritual goods can be had by all.”
He was met at the Washington
Airport yesterday by a large number
of his former students who held an
impromptu reception. He then went
to the Dominican House of Studies.
Most of his speech was devoted to
the Eucharist, “the bond between
the minds and hearts of all of the
faithful.” His appeal for peace was
made on this theological basis. He
was introduced by the Rev. Dr. Jos
eph Fenton, professor of funda
mental theology. He was thanked
at the conclusion of his speech by t
the Rev. Dr. Edward Fitzgerald,
dean of the school of theology.
The Rev. Dr. John Klonski of
Scranton, Pa., was made presinent
of the new organization whicn is
designed to advance Catholic theol
ogy, and the Rev. John Egan, O. P,
was named secretary.
Leading Theolnigan.
On the speaker's platform were
the Very Rev. Bernard Walker,
principal of the Dominican Hous- of
Studies; the Rev. Dr. Robert J.
Slavin, the Rev. Dr. M. T. Benez,
I the Right Rev. Msgr. Francis Haas
and Dr. Egan.
I Revered for his brilliant theologi
| cal writings and lectures. Father
Garrigou-Lagrange is considered the
world's leading spiritual theologian.
In his early years he became a dis
tinguished member of the school of *
theology when his treatise “De
Revelations” was honored by a spe
cial approbation from Pope Bene
dict XV.
Early this summer he went to
Canada on a lecture tour and was
the guest of Archbishop Yelle of St.
Boniface, Manitoba.
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anti-aircraft guns on the great
granite pillars left standing on their
side of the river.
The French reported their ob- .
servation planes had taken advan
tage of the brief period of clear
weather yesterday to take photo
graphs of the German lines at sev
eral points.
- Both the pilot and observer of
one of these planes were found
dead in their seats after the craft,
riddled with bullets, had landed
safely behind the French lines, it
was said. A camera in the plane
was undamaged and contained
"valuable" photographs of German
positions, the French declared.
The ship apparently had been en
gaged in a dogfight with a German
plane, but the pilot, though fatally ►
wounded, lived long enough to maka
a landing.
With military action virtually at
: a standstill, the French watched
| the diplomatic situation closely.
Some quarters expressed belief that
Germany would continue her "peace
offensive” through pressure on neu
tral states following the refusal of
France and Britain to talk peace on
| Hitler’s terms. *
The commentator Pertinax,
writing in L'Ordre. said the Ger
mans would appeal to pacifist ele
ments in the United States and
would try to convince the Scandi
navian countries that only a general
j peace could prevent their involve
! ment.
Another part of the French press
saw a psychological danger to the
French and British public resulting
| from German peace gesturees, and
warned that ‘*this war so strangely *
: begun" must end in a mass con
Chicago Grain
By the Associated Press.
CHICAGO. Oci. 14.—Grain traders
kept eyes glued on European news
bulletins today, including those tell
! ing of the sinking of another British
i battleship, but showed no new en
thusiasm either for buying or selling.
As a result prices drifted fraction
ally lower, with losses of about % *
cents at times. This was not caused
by any particular increase in selling
but rather by weak buying supporL.
Uncertainty of the European situa
tion kept mast traders on the side
lines. while lagging foreign and do
mestic demand for United State*
wheat and flour resulted In a quiet,
trade. The lower trend of securities
induced some selling.
Weather remained dry over the *
Southwestern winter wheat belt and
the daily forecast suggested a con-,
tinuation of clear skies. The long-,
range forecast, however, Indicated
i some rain might be received toward
; the end of next week.
Reports that Canadian grain men
are concerned by the heavy stock*
of wheat piling up at terminals at-.,
tracted attention here. Producers
were understood to be seeking higher
prices as a result of the war.
Corn prices also were off a major,
fraction. Handlers booked almost «
! 100.000 bushels to come to Chicago.'
i Oats showed little change but rye
1 j was lower.
Lard held about steady.
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: gotten the sinking of a second
British airplane carrier.”
The British have admitted the
loss by submarine action of the
22.500-ton airplane carrier Coura
. geous. The Nazis assert that the
22,000-ton carrier Ark Royal also
has been "destroyed,” but the
British have refused to admit this. m
DNB asked whether Mr. Churchill
: was “ready now to say where the
Ark Royal Is.”
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