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Weather Forecast 1""“^——
Partly cloudy and somewhat warmer; ,
lowest about 40 degrees tonight; tomor* Established in
row mostly cloudy and colder. Tern- mivmihusu in lOJi.
peratures today-Hlghest, «2, at 2 pjn.; Most people in Washington have The
lowest, 31, at 6:30 a.m.
From th« United States Weather Bureau report. * r omes every
fuii detail* on pace A-2. evening and Sunday morning.
New York Markets Closed Today.
*’*" .. --— ——--------- Means Associated Press.
D. C. Committee
Orders Three
New Inquiries
Gasoline, Baby and
Clairvoyant Probes
To Be Made
The House this afternoon
passed a bill to permit the pay
ment of the District income tax
In two equal installments after
amending it to exempt the pen
sions of all war veterans from the
tax. The first installment would
be payable April 15 and the sec
ond October 15. The House also
passed a bill designed to clarify
in District of Columbia statutes
the definition of murder in the
first degree.
Three more investigations were or
dered today by the House District
The new inquiries will involve:
1. Charges that the public is being
fleeced by some gasoline dealers
selling straight gas at premium
2. Charges that ‘'baby peddling”
agencies are in existence in Wash
3. Charges that spirit mediums,
clairvoyants, fortune tellers and
other alleged psychic personalities
are engaged in “fraudulent” prac
The committee also recalled from
the House calendar the McGehee bill
to liberalize the District unemploy
ment compensation act to permit
the Washington Board of Trade and
other interested organizations to
recommend amendments.
Special Gas Subcommittee.
A special subcommittee of three
members was created to investigate
the gasoline situation. It is com
posed of Representatives Nichols
of Oklahoma, who proposed this in
quiry; Poage of Texas, both Demo
crats, and Bolles, Republican, of
Investigation of the spirit me
diums. fortune tellers, palmists, etc..
will be made by the Police and Fire
Subcommittee, headed by Repre
sentative Schulte, Democrat, of In
Police Supt. Ernest W. Brown,
however, was ordered to make the
investigation of the alleged “baby
peddling" agencies. The Police and
Fire Subcommittee was instructed
to co-operate with Maj. Brown in
this inquiry.
The special subcommittees are
now making investigations ordered
recently by the full committee. One
is inquiring into conditions at the
Home for the Aged and Infirm and
other welfare institutions. Another
is making preparations to investi
gate the liquor situation and the
policy of the Alcoholic Beverage
Control Board in issuing and renew
ing licenses.
Randolph Gave Promise.
Decision ol the committee to re
call the unemployment compensa
tion bill from the calendar followed
an announcement Saturday by
Chairman Randolph he had prom
ised 20 influential organizations
not to call it up today in the House.
Lawrence E. Williams, president
of the Washington Board of Trade
told the committee he was “very
grateful" for the delav because it
would (five the organizations con
cerned with the legislation an op
portunity to propose amendments
that would make it “more work
He said representatives of employ
ers, labor and the Unemployment
Compensation Board would get to
gether and work out the amend
Mr. Nichols said he wondered
Why the organizations waited until
the bill was on the House calendar
before deciding to propose amend
ments. Mr. Williams replied that
the organizations did not have suf
ficient time properly to study the
bill before it was reported out of
the committee.
Amendment Notice Given.
Representatives Kennedy and
D’Alesandro, Maryland Democrats,
served notice they intended to offer
amendments when the committee
considers the changes to be recom
mended by the various organiza
Investigation of spirit mediums,
clairvoyants, fortune tellers, etc.,
was ordered as a result of a letter
Chairman Randolph read to the
committee from U. L. Di Ghilini,
who offered to give a demonstra
tion to the members to expose "de
ceptions” of these people.
“You boys are getting into pretty
deep water,” warned Mr. Njchols.
“I like rooster fights. They are
against the law in Oklahoma. But
the game is flourishing there under
prohibition and a lot of boys are
making money and putting'on some
pretty good fights.
“My wife loves to go to a fortune
teller. She gets a good deal of
pleasure out of it. If my wife wants
‘(See D. CTCOMMITTEE, Page a’T)
Kennedy Returns Tonight
To See President
Joseph P. Kennedy, Ambassador
to Great Britain, is expected here
by plane tonight from Palm Beach,
Pla., where he has been resting since
shortly after his return to the
United States in December.
Ambassador Kennedy is to confer
at the White House with the Presi
dent on the European situation and
then begin his trip back to Lon
don by plane via Lisbon. He is
scheduled to arrive at 9:40 o’clock
Before he left Palm Beach, Am
bassador and Mrs. Kennedy yester
day gave a birthday party for John
F. Fitzgerald, Mrs. Kennedy’s
father, who reached his 77th anni
Mr. Fitzgerald, a member of the
Boston Port Authority and former
Mayor of Boston, cut the cake for
the handful of guests.
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President Pays Tribute
To Lincoln at Memorial
5,000 Attend Ceremonies at Shrine
As Roosevelt's Wreath Is Placed
President Roosevelt stood in rev
erent silence at the foot of the Lin
coln Memorial today, his eyes turned
in solemn tribute to the statue of
America's great Civil War Presi
Looking upward to the shrine
with the Chief Executive were more
than 5,000 who gathered in Potomac
Park to pay homage to the memory
of Abraham Lincoln on the occa
sion of the 131st anniversary of his
birth. '
President Roosevelt stood for five
minutes while his wreath was taken
up the steps by Capt. Daniel J. Cal
laghan, his naval aide, to be placed
first beside one of the memonal's
sturdy columns. Strains of the
national anthem, played by the
United States Army Band, echoed
from the marble front of the shrine.
The President was accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt, Gen. Edwin M.
Watson, one of his secretaries, and
Mrs. David Gray, Mrs. Roosevelt’s
A wreath from the District Com
missioners was placed near the Pres
ident’s, and later representatives of
more than 45 patriotic organizations
filed up the steps, flanked by a guard
of soldiers, sailors, marines and
Coast Guardsmen, to ofter their
floral tributes.
Color-bearers stood at attention
between the memorial columns dur
ing the ceremonies, sponsored by the
District Commandery of the Military
Order of the Loyal Legion.
Most of the throng of spectators
walked silently up the steps at the
conclusion of the service to bow be
fore Lincoln’s statue.
Meanwhile, many others who
would pay tribute to the Civil War
President visited the Lincoln Mu
seum and the old Ford's Theater
scene of Lincoln's assassination, on
downtown Tenth street, between E
and F streets.
There were displayed—for the first
time today—several additional arti
cles identified with the country's
most tragic murder plot. The little
silver-mounted derringer which
killed Lincoln and other fatal acces
sories employed by John Wilkes
Booth and his fellow conspirators
were loaned to the museum by the
War Department to be shown pub
Washington alumni of Columbia
University were to meet at '1
o'clock this afternoon at Wesley Hall
to carry out a university tradition of
(See LINCOLN" Page~A^6J j
Reich and Russia
Reach Extensive
Trade Agreement
New Accord Expected
To Synchronize Needs
Of Both for Supplies
Associated Press Foreign Correspondent.
BERLIN, Feb. 12.—Authoritative
sources said today Soviet Russia and
Germany have concluded a new and
more extensive trade agreement
which will be announced officially
later today or tomorrow'.
While authorized sources were
unable to state the details of the
agreement, they described it a3
being of far-reaching importance,
synchronizing the needs of both
sides for supplies.
Soon after Joachim von Ribben
trop, German foreign minister, con
cluded a friendship pact with the
Soviet and then a trade agreement
last August 20, German economists
visited Russia and presented their
“menu” of Russian raw materials in
which Germany was specially in
In return, a Russian trade dele
gation toured Germany inspecting
many industrial plants, after which
they submitted their requests for
goods in exchange for raw materials.
Expands Present Accord.
Another German delegation head
ed by Special Ambassador Karl Rit
ter visited Moscow’, and authorita
tive sources said the treaty then
was concluded.
These sources said the • treaty
covers items beyond the $80,000,000
barter arrangement which has been
in effect since August 20.
The Russian-German trade agree
ment before the war started was
announced while Britain and Prance
were conducting military talks with
the Soviet. These talks were dropped
shortly afterward.
The agreement of last August
provided for Russian sale to Gerr
many within two years of about
$72,000,000 worth of goods and the
extension of a German credit to
Russia of approximately $80,000,000.
Turkish Seizure.
Authorized sources in commenting
on Turkey's seizure last week of
German-owned shipyards said word
received from official German rep
resentatives in Turkey indicated
that the liquidation of engineering
contracts was proceeding to the
mutual satisfaction of both parties.
These sources said the Krupp
shipyards which were seized would
be operated entirely by Turkey, and
German interest in them would be
Another Quake in California
Mother Nature, who has been toss
ing her weight about and causing
mild quakes in various parts of
California for a week or so, ex
cited residents hereabouts ■ briefly
again yesterday. A sharp quake,
which seismologists listed as strictly
local and of one second's duration,
jarred cities from Beverly Hills to
the seacoast at 11:24 a.m.
12 Skiers Break Legs
PORTLAND, Oreg., Feb. 12 <&>.—
Bad snow made skiing so hazard
ous on Mount Hood that 12 skiers
suffered broken legs and a score of
others were injured yesterday.
High Court Directs
$200,000 Payment to
Discharged Seamen
Dismissal of Crews
Who Changed Unions
Is Ruled Illegal
By J. A. FOX.
The National Labor Relations
Board today scored another victory
in the Supreme Court, which upheld
a board ruling requiring the Water
man Steamship Corp. to reinstate
the crews of two ships who had been
dropped after joining the National
Maritime Union of the C. I. O. and
to pay them for lost time—about
Waterman dismissed the crews of
the steamers Bienville and the Fair
land at Mobile in July, 1937, con
tending this step was necessary in
the interest of economy because the
vessels were being laid up for re
The Bienville was idle seven days
and the Fairland 27 days. The C.
I. O. charged the dismissals were
prompted because the men had Just
changed their affiliation from the
International seamen's Union of the
A. F. of L. to the C. I. O. affiliate.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Ap
peals set aside the board onder, de
claring there was nothing to sup
port it.
.This ruling prompted vigorous
hyiticism from Justice Black today.
No dissent was announced.
Substitution of Judgment.
“The Court of Appeals’ failure to
enforce the board's order,” Justice
Black said, “resulted from the sub
stitution of its judgment on disputed
facts for the board's judgment—
and power to do that has been de
nied the courts by Congress."
In other decisions today, the
Ruled that the garnishment pro-'
cess may be invoked against Gov
ernment corporations which Con
gress has said can “sue and be sued.”
Invalidated an Arkansas statute
imposing a tax on gasoline in excess
of 20 gallons carried in the fuel tank
(See COURT, Page A-10.)
Roosevelt Attack on Soviet
Reported Today by Tass
By the Associated Press.
MOSCOW. Feb. 12. — President
Roosevelt’s speech before the Amer
ican Youth Congress criticizing the
Soviet Union as an absolute dicta
torship was reported by the official
Russian news agency, Tass, for the
first time today.
Tass declared the audience Sat
urday received the President’s
speech coldly and that there were
attempts to boo when he criticized
Youth Congress objections to help
given Finland.
Newspapers thus far have not
commented on the speech. .
The Communist party newspaper
Pravda attacked the Dies Com
mittee, calling it “a cesspool whither
all hogwash against working class
or lizatlons is poured.”
e paper declared the commit
tee's main task was to prepare
public opinion and the necessary
evidence for illegalization of the
Communist party and destruction
of the C. II O. in the United
Dutch Liner, Bound From U. S.
To Rotterdam, Sunk by Sub
By the Associated Press.
AMSTERDAM, Peb. 12. —The
6,853-ton Holland - Amerika liner
Burgerdijk was torpedoed and sunk
Saturday by a German submarine
while on a direct run from New*
York to Rotterdam, the vessel's
owners announced today.
The ship was sent to the bottom
only 15 miles south of Bishops Rock,
off the southwestern tip of England,
the line announced, adding that no
reason was known for the act.
The crew of about 45 and the
passengers, their number undisclosed
immediately, were rescued by the
Holland-Amerika steamer Edam, it
was stated.
Line .officials said the Burgerdijk
sailed from New York January 30
and had not submitted to British
contraband control. Under the cir
cumstances and in view of the na
ture of the cargo, they said, they
were at a loss to understand the
reason for tha torpedoing.
The Rotterdam correspondent of
the newspaper De Telegraaf said
he had learned that nine-tenths of
the Burgerdijk’s cargo, including
wheat, was consigned to the Nether
lands government and one-tenth to
private importers.
A message from the vessel’s mas
ter, Capt. L. M. J. Scriwanek, said
the submarine’s crew made known
no reason for the torpedoing. He
added that the explosion tore such
a large hole in the ship that she
sank fast.
The Edam reported her arrival at
The Downs, British contraband con
trol base on England’s southeast
coast, with the rescued crew and
passengers. This was the first ref
erence to passengers, it previously
having been stated the Burgerdijk
had sailed from New York without
any. The Edam left -the United
States for Rotterdam shortly after
tte BuigtrdJJki
Norris Asks Halt
On All Goods to
Reds and Japan
Urges Americans
To Stop Buying
Their Products
By the Associated Press.
Senator Norris, Independent, of
Nebraska, suggested today that the
administration’s “moral embargo”
against warplane sales to Japan and
Russia be extended to all goods. t
In addition, he said, American
citizens might well cease buying
any products from the two coun
tries, which he described as “bar
Senator Norris told reporters he
probably wftuld fight in the Senate
tomorrow the proposed $100,000,000
increase in capital of the Export
Import Bank, making possible new
loans to Finland and China. Demo
cratic leaders are certain the pro
posal will be approved.
Such a proposal would commit
the Government officially. Senator
Norris declared, and might lead to
involvement abroad.
. No Federal Act Involved.
The Nebraskan, one of three Sen
ators who opposed the resolution to
expedite Finnish bond issues here,
said it would be “perfectly justifi
able" for individual citizens or
groups to cease commercial dealings
with Russia and Japan.
“No one could contend that would
be an unfriendly act diplomatical
ly,” he asserted, “because no gov
ernmental act would be involved.
“The people have a perfect right
to do anything they want to, and
there is no reason why we should
supply Russia and Japan with the
materials for war.”
Chairman Pittman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee said a
“legal” embargo against Japan and
Russia would be preferable to any
moral boycott.
The so-called moral embargo—
when you can have a legal embargo
—is a subterfuge under which the
Government seeks to escape respon
sibility,” Senator Pittman said.
®rean nun Soviet Suggest'd.
Although the Foreign Relations
committee is considering an em
bargo against Japan, there is little
expectation that it will be pressed
‘n the near future unless fresh
difficulties over American rights in
the Orient should develop.
Senator McCarran, Democrat, of
Nevada, meanwhile, suggested that
the United States break off diplo
matic relations with Russia. He
said there was no doubt that Russia
was falling to live up to the agree
ments which predicated American
He said the provision that Rus
sia would make no effort to inter
fere with the American form of
government “is being violated al
most daily.”
Senator McCarran and several
members of Congress who hold the
aame view expressed gratification at
President Roosevelt’s statement to
the American Youth Congress Sat
urday that it was “silly” to believe
the Soviet would declare war on
the United States because this
country was sympathetic to Fin
Senator Adams, Democrat, of
Colorado, on the other hand, said
he did not favor terminating diplo
matic relations with Russia. Sen
ator Russell, Democrat, of Georgia
suggested that relations be main
tained “so that we can see what
devilment they are up to.”
Robbers Kill Farmer,
Shoot His Wife at Home
Special Dispatch to The 8tar.
SALISBURY, Md., Peb. 12.—Mrs.
Annie Savage Pilchard, brought to
the hospital early today with a pis
tal wound in her back, told police
she had spent the night in the attic
of her farm home, hiding from two
robbers who had criminally assaulted
and shot her after killing her hus
She was found this morning on
the roof of her home, where she
had crawled at daybreak. Firemen
raised a ladder to bring her down
and rushed her to the hospital. ,
Mrs. Pilchard told police the
bandits walked into her home near
Stockton about 8 o’clock last night
and demanded money. Mrs. Pil
chard handed over her pocketbook
to one of the men, who fired a shot
gun point blank at her husband,
Harvey Pilchard. 61-year-old farmer.
He was killed instantly and his
body was found this morning on
the. living-room floor. Mrs. Pilchard
said she screamed and ran when her
husband was shot and one of the
bandits fired a pistol at her.
The bullet struck her in the back
and she fell to the floor. The rob
bers fled and Mrs. Pilchard groped
her way up to the attic to hide.
She said that while she was hiding
she heard the two men come back
to search for her. At dawn Mrs.
Pilchard crawled out on the roof,
where she was found by John Man
uel, a fireman from a nearby saw
Police indicated they knew the
identity of the killers, said to be
colored men, and, an arrest was ex
Peeling mounted high when word
of the shooting became known and
officers moved cautiously to avert
possible violence.
Brooklyn Buys Vosmik
From Boston for $25,000
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Peb. 12.—The Brook
lyn Dodgers today obtained Joe
Vosmik, veteran outfielder on whom
the Boston Red Sox had asked
The deal was made in Florida
by Larry MacPhall, head of the
Dodgers, and Eddie Collins, general*
manager of the Red Sox.
At Belleair, Fla., Mr. MacPhail
announced his club had paid 825,000
for Vosmik, outbidding Chicago and
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D. C. Suffrage Backed
As Youth Congress
Concludes Sessions
Plans Demonstration
For U. S. Neutrality;
Mrs. Roosevelt Talks
Hisses swept across House gal
leries occupied by delegates to the
American Youth Congress today
when Representative Lambert
son. Republican, of Kansas said
he thought the Republican Na
tional chairman was right in
spuming a part in the youth
(Picture on Page B-l.)
The assembly of the American
Youth Congress today went on rec
ord in favor of suffrage for the
District of Columbia.
This smaller group of representa
tives of constituent bodies compris
ing the larger A. Y. C. favored Dis
trict suffrage at a meeting in the
auditorium of the United States
Public Health Service on Constitu
tion avenbe.
This followed the general meet
ings of the entire congress, which
had been held in the Departmental
The assembly acted on request of
Howard Ennes, chairman of the
Washington Youth Council. He
made an eloquent appeal to the
gathering for support of the move
ment for votes for the District, but
did not specify either national rep
resentation or municipal suffrage.
The meeting itself was closed to
the press, but spokesmen afterwards
said he apparently meant "uni
versal suffrage.”
Lack of Stadium Stressed.
Lack of a vote in Washington
was dramatically illustrated, he told
the group, by absence of a municipal
stadium big enough to accommo
date the crowd. He pointed out
that more than 1.000 delegates were
unable to get into the big meeting
last night in Departmental Audi
torium, where Mrs. Franklin D.
Roosevelt spoke. If the District
had had a vote, he predicted, this
city would have had a municipal
stadium or some kind of municipal
hall big enough for the meeting. He
asked the question what will hap
pen next year when the A. Y. C.
comes back with 10,000 delegates.
Constituent bodies of the Con
gress will be asked, he said, to sup
<See YOUTH, Page A-3.)
Caldwell Gets Two Years
In Louisiana U. Scandal
Bj the Auociated Pres*.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 —George
Caldwell, former superintendent of
construction at Louisiana State Uni
versity, pleaded guilty in Federal
court today to seven indictments
charging diversion of W. P. A. labor
and material amounting to more
than $90,000 and evasion of $14,513.72
income taxes.
Judge Wayne G. Borah sentenced
him to serve two years in Federal
prison and fined him $1,000 and
By entering his guilty plea here,
Caldwell wiped out all Federal
charges against him in this district.
He still faces a mail fraud charge
in the western district of Louisiana
for the alleged receipt of cash
"kickbacks” of $39,125 from a sub
contractor at the university.
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Minority Leader
Discusses Lincoln
Representative Joseph W. Mar
tin, jr., Republican,^ Massachu
setts will be the guest speaker
tonight on the National Radio
Forum over WMAL at 10:30
Commemorating the anniver
sary of Lincoln’s birth, Repre
sentative Martin, whc is minority
floor leader of the House, will
talk on “Abraham Lincoln the
The National Radio Forum is
arranged by The Star and is
heard over a coast-to-coast net
work of din National Broadcast
ing Co,
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Mrs. Roosevelt Says Budget
Fails to Meet District Needs
Finds Set-Up Too Complicated to Fix
Blame for Conditions at Institutions
The District budget is “very de
cidedly” insufficient to meet the
needs of the District, Mrs. Roosevelt
told her press conference today.
She also said she had the feeling
from her talks with city officials and
her visits to District institutions
that the whole set-up was so com
plicated it was impossible to find
out who was responsible for con
She indicated she thought this
made it possible for city officials to
"pass the buck," finding in divided
responsibility excuses for what is
not being done.
Asked if she would consider testi
fying before the Senate and House
Subcommittees on District Appro
priations when the budget comes
up for consideration, she responded
that she would do anything that
served a useful purpose.
Subcommittee Meets Tomorrow.
Mrs. Roosevelt said she hoped
enough interest and agitation would
continue to really get some action
on the institutions she criticized,
namely the Home for the Aged and
Infirm at Blue Plains, the Chil
dren's Receiving Home and the In
dustrial Home for Children.
The public health subcommittee
of the House District Committee, in
Japan Acts to End
Arbitration Treaty
With Netherlands
Denies Move to Break
World Court Ties Has
Political Significance
By the Associated Press.
TOKIO. Peb. 12.—Japan disclosed
today "necessary steps" had been
Initiated for ending her arbitration
treaty with the Netherlands.
The foreign office said both sides
had agreed to open conversations,
desired by Japan because of her
changed attitude toward the World
“The sole purpose of terminating
the treaty,” a spokesman said, "lies
in a desire not to be bound by it in
case conversations for treaty revi
sion do not reach a conclusion” by
August 11.
That was the date set for termina
tim. The treaty, an accord on judi
cial settlement, arbitration and con
ciliation was concluded April 19,
1933 and formally ratified August
13. 1935.
The spokesman said “the action
has no political significance and does
not mean Japan is abrogating the
“However,” he added, “certain
provisions relating to the World
Court, of which Japan Is not a mem
ber, need technical revision because
they are unfair to Japan. Hence,
preparations are under way for
Pact Provides Arbitration.
The Netherlands»Japanese treaty
provides for arbitration of disputes
through the World Court.
An official of the Netherlands
Legation said he did not “believe the
treaty termination will be politically
He expressed the opinion that the
Hague would be willing to agree
to revisions regarding the World
(See JAPAN, Page A-3.)
Red Divisions Halted
In Isthmus Attacks,
Finns Report
72 Tanks Lost by Soviet
As Lines Hold Firm,
Defenders Say
By the Associated Press.
HELSINKI, Feb. 12.—The Finnish
high command announced today
that “several enemy divisions" had
launched an artillery, tank .and air
craft attack against Finnish posi
tions in the Summa sector of the
Isthmus of Karelia yesterday and
that the battle was continuing to
(A Russian division is esti
mated to number approximately
15.Q00 men.)
The Finns said that the Rus
sians simultaneously attacked near
the River Vooksi, northeast of
Summa. and at Taipale, at the ex
treme eastern end of the isthmus
front. The Russians also attempted
to turn the Finnish flanks by cross
ing the ice of both the Gulf of Fin
land and Lake Ladoga, it was said.
All these attacks and attempts
failed, the Finns asserted, the Rus
sians losing 72 tanks, which would
be the greatest one-day bag of these
machines since the war began.
The Finns said that at least six
(See FINNS7~Page A-ll.)
17 Injured as Rail Bus
Goes Through Switch
By the Associated Press.
NORFOLK, Va„ Feb. 12.—Seven
teen persons were injured, three
seriously, when a Norfolk-Southern
rail bus from Virginia Beach ran
through an open switch at Tidewater
Junction here early today.. The in
jured were brought to a local hos
The rail bus hit two freight cars
on a siding.
Summary of Today's Star
Comics ..B-12-13
Lost, Found. B-lt
Obituary ...A-10
Woman’s Page,
Power of Red attack waning, Finns
report. . Page A-l
Red attack continues despite heavy
losses, Finns report. Page A-l
Dutch liner torpedoed off English
coast. Page A-l
Japan acts to end arbitration treaty
with Netherlands. Page A-l
Scores hurt as Belfast police battle
I. R. A. sympathisers. Page A-2
Canada mourns death of Lord
Tweedsmuir. Page A-4
Capture of 16 isthmus forts claimed
by Soviet. Page A-4
President leads Nation in paying
tribute to Lincoln. Page A-l
National Youth Congress concludes
formal sessions here. Page A-l
Norris asks halt on all goods to
Soviet and Japan. Page A-l
Pelley, Silver Shirt leader, free under
$2,500 bond. Page A-2
Miles of ice starting to crack up in
Ohio River. Page A-S
Hoover heads list of O. O. P. speak
ers on Lincoln Day. Page A-6
Social Security Board probes Balti
more '‘star' show. Page B-l |
Washington and Vicinity
Mrs. Roosevelt thinks D. C. budget
insufficient. Page A-l
Three more probes ordered by House
D. C. Committee. Page A-l
Washington leads Nation in paying
tribute to Lincoln. Page A-l
Chevy Chase woman, still active, is
100 today. * Page A-2
Court refuses creditors part of Mrs.
McLean’s maintenance Page B-l
Traffic death mars Washington’s 28
day no-death record. Page B-l
Editorial and Commant
This and That. Page A-8
Answers to Questions. «. Page A-8
Letters to The Star. Page A-8
David Lawrence. Page A-9
Frederic William Wile. Page A-9
Jay Franklin. Page A-9
Charles G. Ross. Page A 9
Alsop and Kintner. Page A 9
Local college boxers and basketers
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Nature’s Children. Page B-19
Big Anzac Force
Joins British
In Near East
Troops Welcomed
By Eden as They
Land at Suez
By the Associated Press.
SUEZ, Egypt, Feb. 12 —One of the
greatest armies ever transported by
sea landed here today from New
Zealand and Australia to join the
British-French allies’ forces in the
Near East.
The tent city at the edge of the
desert was partly prepared for the
husky Anzacs, welcomed at the end
of their 10,000-mile voyage by Do
minion Secretary Anthony Eden
with a message from King George VI.
The New Zealanders and Austral
ians were all volunteers, many of
them sons of troops that crossed the
seas to fight in Britain's army in
the past war. ✓
A Reuters dispatch from Suez said
the great armada of transports and
British warships were anchored "aa
far as the eye could see.’’
t Re ports from Istanbul placed
the number of troops arriving
today at 30,000 men. Foreign
military observers said that
Britain and France now had at
least 570,000 men in the Near
Potential Battlefield.
It was indicated last week that the
British and French allies and Tur
key, with whom they are linked in
a mutual assistance agreement, can
put together a force of about three
quarters of a million men in the
Near East, potential back door bat
tlefield of European war.
The Australians were under com
mand of Lt. Gen. Sir Thomas
Blarney, chief of staff of the Aus
tralian Corps in 1918 and of the
expeditionary force in the World
Maj. Gen. B. C. Freyberg com
manded the New Zealanders.
The troops apparently .disem
barked somewhere in the region of
the Suez Canal. Gen. Freyberg,
who won the Victoria Cross in the
World War battle of the Somme,
warned them that the camp to
which they were going was only
partly finished, and that they would
realize they were on active service.
fcden rues From England.
Maj. Eden flew from England to
greet the troops as they came ashore
to the strains of "Auld Lang Syne.”
played by bag-pipes. He conveyed
this message from the King:
"I know well the splendid tradi
tion established by the armed forces
of New Zealand and Australia will
be worthily upheld by you who have
left home in order to fight for the
cause the whole empire has made
its own.
"Now that you have entered the
field of active service. I send you
my warmest welcome together with
best wishes for your welfare."
The New' Zealanders, all volun
teers who have had three months
of training, looked fit. Most of
them were young, with a sprinkling
of grizzled veterans of the last war.
Maj. Eden was cheered lustily
when he told the men that in the
unity of the British Commonwealth
"lies the certainty of final victory
and the assurance of better things
to come.”
Menzies Hails Safe Arrival
Of Anzac Force at Suez
SYDNEY. Australia, Feb. 12 ifP> —
Prime Minister R. G. Menzies an
nounced today the safe arrival of
Australian and New Zealand forces
at Suez, Egypt. The voyage across
thousands of miles of open South
ern seas was proclaimed as a
triumph of empire organization.
Although there was no estimate
of the number of troops in today's
statement, the government an
nounced last November that an
expeditionary force of 20,000 men
was to leave for the front soon.
Embarkation of Australian forces,
it was disclosed, had been at various
ports of the dominion, and the pub
lic was unaware of any mass move
ment of troops to take up positions
near the zone of the European war.
Transports carrying the New
Zealanders, it was said, had joined
the Australian contingent at a se
cret rendezvous at sea. The safe
conduct of the troops was regarded
as a notable feat in which the Aus
tralian Navy and Army shared
honors with the merchant marine.
President Congratulates
Emperor of Japan
President Roosevelt today sent
congratulations to Emperor Hirohito
of Japan on the 2,600th anniversary
of the founding of the Japanese Em
pire Mr. Roosevelt said:
“Upon the occasion of this mem
orable anniversary, 1 am happy to
extend my sincere good wishes for
the welfare of your majesty and your
No Third-Term
Attempt, Farley
Said to Believe
(Earlier story on page A-6.)
Bj the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Peb. 12.—The World
Telegram says "Postmaster General
Parley has told Mr. Roosevelt he is
strongly opposed to a third term”
and that “in reply he (Parley) has
received from the President what hs
regards as assurance that Mr.
Roosevelt will not be a candidate.**
The World-Telegram’s story con
“Mr. Parley’s intimates said Mr.
Parley agreed to the use of his
name (in the Massachusetts
primary) only after deciding to taka
Mr. Roosevelt’s word that he had no
intention of being a candidate for
the third time.”

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