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Rain tonight and tomorrow; lowest to- _ .... a^°ut 36 degrees; slowly rising Established 10 1852 temperature tomorrow. Temperatures today—Highest, 38, at 10:30 am.; low- Most people In Washington have The Mt, 36, at 5 am.; 38 at noon. star delivered to their homes every °m fl?" r,P0rt- evening and Sunday morning. __Closing N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 14. ^ — - ~ ' ~ --———— -----------Iff*) Means Associated Press, _88th YEAR. No. 35,004._. _WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1940—THIRTY-TWO PAGES. ** THREE CENTS. Belgian Plane Shot Down in Battle With Nazis Over Own Territory; Rule of Hungary Held Hitler Aim i Nazi Bombers Reported to Have Attacked 3 Ships; Brussels Is Aroused BULLETIN. BRUSSELS, March 2 (#*).—One Belgian pursuit plane was shot down by a German bomber and four other planes were reported to have crashed in a series of air encounters and accidents today in which three Belgian flyers were killed. The official Belgian version of a battle in which the pursuit ship was downed said three Belgian planes encountered a large German Dornier bomber over Saint Hubert in Belgian-Luxem> bourg, which opened fire on them. By the Associated Press. BRUSSELS, March 2.—The Belgian government an nounced today that a Belgian plane had been shot down in an air fight between a number of German and Belgian planes over Belgian territory. “A Belgian plane was shot down this afternoon during a battle between Belgian planes and- German planes,” said a brief communique. “Another communique will be issued tonight.” Earlier reports from the frontier region said the Belgian plane crashed near Bastogne, 3 miles from the Belgian-Luxembourg border, and its occupants were burned to death. Government officials viewed the incident, the first of its kind since the war started, in a serious light. The number of Belgian dead was unknown, but one report said that three Belgian pursuit ships had been attacked by Ger man DO-73 bombers and that two Belgian airmen had been seen parachuting to earth. The German planes disappeared unharmed. In recent months Belgian anti-aircraft batteries have fired frequently at foreign planes which have appeared over the coun try, but no hits-liave been scored. Shortly after the government’s announcement the German Ambassador arrived at the foreign office to seek an interview with Foreign Minister Paul Henri Spaak. He was kept waiting while M. Spaak, who was absent, was called. The Ambassador, Vicco Karl von Buelow-Schwante, conferred 10 minutes with Spaak after a 45-minute wait. He appeared pale and disturbed as he left hurriedly for the embassy. British Drive Off German Raiders Striking Anew at Coast Shipping By the Associated Press. . LONDON, March 2.—German air raiders, swooping low over the North Sea, struck anew at Britain's shipping lanes today as British scouting planes returned to their bases after a night of reconnais sance flights which a communique said had taken them over Berlin and Northwest Germany and drawn fire from Berlin's batteries. Two of the Nazi raiders which ap peared off the Scottish coast were driven out to sea by Royal Air Force fighters as the sounds of heavy gun fire rolled inland. The crew of a steamer which reached a British port said the ship had been bombed and machine gunned by a Nazi plane, which was driven off by a war vessel before British planes reached the scene. German bombers also were be lieved to have attacked shipping off the southeast coast of Britain. Re liable sources reported that ships had gone into action with their anti aircraft guns in this locality and that Royal Air Force planes had flown out to sea. Drew Anti-Aircraft Fire. The scouting planes which recon noitered Germany for the seventh successive night reported they had drawn anti-aircraft fire at Berlin, but the air ministry declared that "the fire was wide of the mark and no evasive action by the bombers was necessary.” Thousands of leaflets were scat tered over the Berlin area, the communique added, and parachute flares were dropped "to drive home the fact that our aircraft were once again over the capital of the Reich.” (Dispatches from Berlin said that no anti-aircraft fire and no flares had been observed there during the night, and authorities termed the London report "non sense.”) It was the sixth flight the Brit ish have reported making over Ber lin fn the six months since war started, and the first time this week that wide-ranging Royal Air Force scouts have drawn the fire of Nazi anti-aircraft guns. The communi que said the British scouts recon noitered "important towns” in north wert Germany and "kept watch” on Cambridge Crew Beats Oxford, But Few Watch By the Associated Press. HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England, March 2.—Cambridge’s Light Blue eight today defeated Oxford for the 49th time in their annual boat race, rowed over the 1%-mile route in stead of the peace-time 4%-mile course. The Cantabs, averaging 32 strokes most of the way, rowed the distance in 9 minutes and 28 seconds to finish five lengths in front of the Dark Blues, who won last year. The Cambridge eight finished strongly while two' of the Oxford crew appeared distressed and the others were fagged out from the un successful effort to match Cam bridge’s fast pace. In contrast to peacetime, when the race drew hundreds of thou sands to the banks of the Thames, only a comparatively handful of spectators were on hand today. “History won't give it much space unless both boats sink or a stroke falls overboard,” commented the London Daily Sketch. A I seaplane bases at Borkum, Nordany and Sylt. Blue Searchlights Used. The returning pilots reported their ! appearance over Berlin caused "in tense activity” as pale blue search lights stabbed the darkness in a vain effort to spot the enemy. The intense gunfire which greeted i the German raiders in the early morning North Sea mists led Ber j wick residents to believe a big naval ' engagement was occurring to the north near the Firth of Forth. Four Aberdeen trawlers which reached port this morning reported they had been bombed yesterday. The trawler Strathclovra said that a submarine had fired on her several days ago, but had missed as she rolled in the heavy seas. Norwegian Ship Feared Lost. Reuters, British news agency, re ported today from Oslo that the 1.259-ton Norwegian steamer Silja with a crew of 16 aboard had been unreported since February 16 and was feared lost. Sinking of the Norwegian steamer Vestfoss, 1,388 tons, was disclosed with the landing of 19 of her crew at a Northern British port. It was not stated whether there was loss of life or how the ship went down. More Ship Sinkings Claimed by Nazis BERLIN. March 2 (£*).—DNB, official German news agency, re ported “again several English ships of considerable size were sunk or extensively damaged” in attacks by German warplanes this morning on British warships and vessels in British convoys. The sinking of one ship and pos sible destruction of four others was reported by the German high com mand today, but it did not make clear whether these occurred today (See PLANES, Page A-3.) Summary of Today's Star Page. Amusements, B-16 Church News, B-6-9 Comics . B-14-15 Editorials ___A-8 Finance .A-14-15 Page. Garden Page, ^ A-ll Lost, FobLb-} Obituary ^l'A-1# Radio.B-14 Real Estate .B-l-5 Society_A-7 Sports ...A-n-13 Foreign Belgian plane shot down in battle with Germans. Page A-l Battle rages on outskirts of battered Viipuri. Page A-l Word still lacking of Southgate's fate. Page A-l Finnish Minister, optimistic, says U. S. Loan will help. Page A-2 British repulse Nazi air raiders along Scottish coast. Page A-3 Italy to protest British blockade of Nazi coal. Page A-4 National Legislators again refuse Long’s sum mons to meet. Page A-l Labor probers want unanimous de cision on first report. Page A-2 Congress hopes to avoid new taxes, higher debt limit. Page A-4 Washington and Vicinity Roosevelt due to arrive in Capital late today. Page A-l 16 firms bid on Gravelly Point air port runways. Page A-4 Capper reiterates opposition to race tracks here Page A-16 Administrator defers ruling on Gov ernment eafeteriai. Page A-16 ■ ' J> t-;-' Nazi Freighter Taken In Caribbean; Second Loss in Two Days By the Associated Press. ARUBA, Dutch West Indies, March 2.—The German freight er Heidelberg has been cap tured by a British cruiser and is being towed to Trinidad, it was reported today. The prize was the second loss for Germany’s merchant fleet in this vicinity in two days, the 2,390-ton Troja having been set afire yesterday rather than sur render when intercepted by a British cruiser. The Heidelberg left Aruba at the same time as the Troja in an attempt to slip through the British blockade. The Heidelberg, a passenger and freight boat of 6,530 tons, plied between United States Gulf ports—Port Arthur, Tex.; Galveston. Tex., and New Or leans—and German ports be fore the outbreak of war. Helsinki Air Alarms Keep People Hidden More Than 4 Hours Big Battle Rages on Outskirts of Battered Viipuri; Reds Close In By the Associated Press. HELSINKI, March 2.—Air alarms kept Helsinki’s citizenry in bomb proof shelters an aggregate of four and a quarter hours today as Rus sian warplanes roared over the out skirts of the city on numerous oc casions. The Russians flew at a great heigM bound for objectives further north. The air activity coincided with heavy fighting on the outskirts of Viipuri, Southeastern Finnish sea port and key to the Karelian Isthmus. (A Soviet communique said the Finns were burning the city as they fell back and that the Rus sians already were in the south ern suburbs.) The Finns themselves acknowl edged that after three months of war, including a month of sustained assault against this objective, the Russians were moving on Viipuri from the south and east by land and from the southwest over the island dotted ice of Viipuri Bay. Russian losses continued to be heavy, the Finns said, in fighting along the entire isthmus front from the edge of Viipuri on the west to the fortress of Taipale on the east. Taipale, on the Lake Ladoga shore, is holding fast despite one of the war’s heaviest aerial bombardments, they said. February Fighting Reviewed. An official Finnish review of the Russian invasion for February con tended: "Abandoning our foremost posi tions is not of decisive significance in the defense system of the isth mus. In actual fact, the enemy has gained possession, after these bloody battles, which have cost him ex tremely dearly, of a relatively small area. “One has every reason to ask (See FINLAND, Page A-3.) " Swiss Nazi Leader Held for Espionage By the Associated Press. SCHAFFHAUSEN. Switzerland, March 2.—Robert Tobler, head of the Swiss National Front, a party patterned after the Nazis, is being held on a charge of transmitting to Germany “information of a mili tary character.” His arrest was an nounced Thursday night. Tobler, a Zurich doctor and lawyer, is a former member of the National Council, Switzerland’s lower house. Editorial and Comment This and That. Page A-8 Answers to Questions. Page A-8 Letters to The Star. Page A-8 David Lawrence. Page A-9 Alsop and Kintner. Page A-9 G. Gould Lincoln. Page A-9 Lemuel P. Parton. Page A-9 Constantine Brown. Page A-9 Sports Eastern rated even with Roosevelt ’ for basket title. Page A-12 Arguments rage after Armstrong and Garcia fight draw. Page A-12 Pour Nats on Finnish all-star team, Leonard unanimous. PageA-12 . With Pofahl signed, Griff regulars open training. PageA-12 Duke victor over Terps, plays North Carolina for title. Page A-12 Cunningham tops brilliant field in C. U. games tonight. Page A-13 Hoyas’ Blozis stands out in track meet at New York. Page A-13 Miscellany . Of Hearts and Song. Page A-6 Needlework. Page A-7 Dorothy Dix. Page A-7 Barbara Bell Pattern. Page A-7 Nature’s Children. Page B-S Vital Statistics. Page B-S Service Orders. Page B-9 Bedtime story. Page B-14 Letter-Out. , Page B-14 Winning Contract. Page B-14 Uncle Ray’s Corner. . Page B-15 Cross-Word Puasle. Page B-14 * - Fuehrer Reported Telling Welles Peace Conditions • Bv the Associated Press. BERLIN, March 1.—Germany will fight until Britain and France rec ognize a “German Monroe Doctrine for Central Europe” and restore her war-last colonies—this was described by sources who know Adolf Hitler’s mind as the burden of the message he delivered today to President Roosevelt’s emissary, Sumner Welles. Another point in the message given by the Fuehrer to the Ameri can Undersecretary of State in their 94-minute conference in the Chan cellery was understood to be that England must renounce her stran glehold control” of the strategic lanes to the world's raw materials. Germany's price of peace, accord ing to this version of Hitler’s decla ration, includes permanent German hegemony—political domination— over Bohemia-Moravia, Slovakia,; Poland and Hungary, making the Reich proper a solid bloc of about j 130.000.000 population. Furthermore, It was said, he want ed guarantees that Britain and France would not stir up the Balkans or Scandinavians. Demands Bases Be Given Up. Hitler was said to have argued further that disarmament must be gin by England's relinquishing mili tary control of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal and other strategic points held 1 in the midst of non-British terri tories. Malta and Singapore bases must be dismantled. Hitler report edly said. These points were termed ‘ pirate hangouts.” Improvement of German-Ameri can relations was also declared to be the most desirable, according to this version of Hitler's talk, but to be impossible so long as Washington declines to name an Ambassador for the now vacant post in the Berlin Embassy. Mr. Welles, accompanied by Alex ander C. Kirk. United States Charge d’AfTaires. both in formal morning clothes, entered Hitler's Chancellery at 10:53 a m. A company of honor saluted Mr. Welles, which Nazis said was an un usual honor for one not a state vis itor. At 11 o'clock the Americans began their meeting with the Nazi chieftain, who was supported by Foreign Minister Joachim von Rib bentrop. Also with Hitler were State Minister Otto Meissner and Dr. Paul Schmidt, internationally known in terpreter. Asks What U. S. Would Do. Informed persons said the un compromising, aggressive Fuehrer, with Americans illustrations ever at hand, asked Mr. Welles what the United States would do if some Asiatic or European power tried to stir up trouble in Mexico. It was not disclosed whether Mr. Welles replied. Hitler's thesis was said to be that the seas never can be considered free as long as Britain has mili tary control of all the important trade lames of Europe and Asia and can at any time choke oft aspiring young nations such as Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany. In this connection, Hitler was said to have asked Mr. Welles how the United States would like for some non-American power to have control of the Panama Canal. Hitler's Argument. Hitler was reported to have lived up to a reputation for adapting himself to the psychology of the person with whom he confers while at the same time defending Ger many's position aggressively. His argument was said to have run to this effect: Just as the United States, largest and most powerful nation of the Western Hemisphere, has assumed obligations for all of America so far as interference from European or Asiatic powers is concerned, so Ger many considers it her moral obliga tion to see that Central European living space be guaranteed once and for all from the interference of Britain and France. Hitler reportedly insisted that German colonies be returned and at the same time impressed on Mr. Welles that he considers Germany unbeatable economically in the war with Britain and France because of the German arrangements with the Soviet Union. Nevertheless, he was described as emphasizing that Germany wants her colonies as a matter of justice and as a means of enjoying life's (See WELLES, Page A^3J Five Die as Fire Sweeps Worcester Apartment By the Associated Press. WORCESTER, Mass., March 2 — Four women and a man perished early today in a three-alarm blaze which destroyed a live-story apart ment building in the heart ol the city. Firemen struggled lor two hours before bringing the flames under control and it was not until almost 4 am. that the bodies of the dead could be taken from the top floor. A few moments later th? roof col lapsed. At City Hospital, the bodies, burned almost beyond recognition, were identified as the Misses Tore A., Jean E. and Rena O. Nordstrom, sisters who were widely known in Central Massachusetts as musicians; Miss Anna H. Hydock and George D. Thompson, a Worcester restau rant proprietor. State Fire Inspector James A. Traynor said there was “every indi cation the lire was set.” Unofficial damage estimates ranged up to $50,000. h fjACK,HOWABOU?\ ilMAKtHGTMlJ AJWNT J ySKSION?^/ Roosevelt to Map New Canal Defenses; Due Here Late Today Finn Aid Bill Signing To Be One of First Tasks After Arrival By the Associated Presi. ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON. March 2—President Roosevelt rode toward the National Capital today ready to begin blueprinting addi tional defenses for the Panama Canal. He was prepared to pick up again the White House duties he had dropped for a 15-day cruise on which fishing was subordinated to a minute inspection of those defenses. He brought back from his 4.000 mile voyage a definite idea that the number of airplanes and anti aircraft guns already at the canal must be doubled and that a third set of canal locks was esential. Shaping up, therefore, was a scrap with Congress for legislation to strerigthen the Navy's lifeline be* tween the Atlantic and Pacific. The House Appropriations Committee has slashed from the War Department's civil functions appropriation bill a $15,000,000 fund and a $99,300,000 contract authorization recommend ed by the President to permit a start on a new set of canal locks costing $277,000,000. The number of aircraft and anti- l aircraft guns already located in the Canal Zone is a military secret. The President is counting on co operation of other Latin American nations in case the canal ever is jeopardized. The critical defense zone, as he sees it, extends east half way across the Caribbean, west into the Pacific 600 miles, north to Guatemala and south to Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Upon his return to Washington, one of Mr. Roosevelt's first acts will be to sign a bill which would allow Finland to obtain a $20,000,000 loan for non-military purposes. Several cabinet members have asked to see the President and Sec retary Morgenthau was given a tentative appointment for Sunday afternoon. Aides said Mr. Roosevelt probably would hold his usual Mon day morning conference with House and Senate leaders. The presidential special, due in Washington late today, was hours behind schedule because a dense fog prevented a prompt disembarkation at Pensacola, Fla., where the cruise ended yesterday. For seven hours the cruiser Tuscaloosa, which car ried Mr. Roosevelt on the cruise, and the escort destroyers Lang and Jouett lay at anchor a mile and a half off Pensacola, unable to enter the harbor channel. Signs Flood Aid Authorisation. In midaftemoon, with Comdr. Felix Johnson calling orders from the bridge, the Lang deftly inched alongside the Tuscaloosa, guided only by the sound of the cruiser’s bell, then took the President to a dock at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. The President signed last night an authorization for John Carmody, Federal Works Administrator, to use $130,000 for work relief for persons in need because of floods in North ern California. He also signed a resolution appro priating an additional $1,500,000 for expenditure before June 30 in paying claims resulting from the death or disability of persons employed on emergency relief projects. The $3,200,000 originally appropriated for the purpose for the current fiscal year was insufficient. Pope Pursues Work On Election Anniversary Br the Associated Preu. VATICAN CITY, March 2.—Pope Plus XII pursued his religious work schedule today, permitting no spe cial observance of his 64th birthday and the first anniversary of his elec tion to the papacy. This morning be received in pri vate audience Myron c. Taylor and Mrs. Taylor. The second call of President Roosevelt’s special envoy to the Vatican, ostensibly to present his wife to the Pontiff, was described as one of the formal visits required of a new ambassador. The Taylors spent 20 minutes with the Pope, who gave Mrs. Taylor an anniversary medal. Mrs. Taylor wore the customary Mack clothing with a mantle. k ' Youth Gets Along Helping Father Do Nothing Frederick Easton. 19, colored, of no fixed address, was before Police Court Judge John P McMahon yesterday on a charge of vagrancy. “I get along all right,” he told the court. ‘ What do you do for a liv ing?’ "Nothing." “Then who takes care of you?” *‘My father—sometimes i help him.’ “And what does He do?” ‘‘Nothing.’ Judge McMahon ordered him to post a bond of $200 or serve 60 days in jail. Eight-Alarm Fire i Rages in Baltimore Lumber Yard ! Freight Cars, Autos De$troyed,0s Flames Shoot 100 Feet High BULLETIN. BALTIMORE, Md., March 2 (/Pi.—Firemen announced at 12:30 that a Are which had raged through a block since 10 o'clock this morning was under control. — Special Dispatch to The Star. BALTIMORE, March 2. — An eight-alarm fire raged through a block-long lumber yard today, set fire to freight cars and automobiles and threatened destruction of a merchandise-filled warehouse. Forty-five pieces of fire equip ment and 300 firemen fought the flames shooting 100 leet high above the Baltimore Lumber Co. near Monument and Holliday streets. The flames leaped to several auto mobiles and trucks In the street and the well-stocked lumber yard. Officials and clerks frantically hauled freight from the adjoining warehouse of the Universal Car loading Co. as the Are spread swift ly through the Industrial section. The company mobilized its entire (See FIRE, Page A-3 > Virginia Mine Blast Kills One; 14 Escape By the Associated Press. R1CHLANDS, Va„ March 2.—A "local” explosion in the Raven Red Ash Coal Co.’s No. 4 mine near Rich lands yesterday instantly killed Douglas Griffith, 23. Fourteen other miners at work nearby escaped in jury. The cause of the explosion, which occurred approximately a half mile from the mine entrance, has not been determined. Creed Kelly, State mine inspector, arranged for an in vestigation today. Mr. Griffith is survived by his Widow and two children. Long's Second Effort Fails as Legislators Ignore Summons Call Is Abandoned, Executive Says After Quorum Is Lacking By the Associated Press. BATON ROUGE, La., March. 2.— ! Gov. Earl K. Long s second effort to convene a special session of his hitherto obedient Legislature failed today when the legislators, in open revolt against the repudiated State machine, failed to report a quorum in the Senate. Only 13 of 39 Senators were pres ent at roll call nearly an hour after the body had been called to meet. Senators immediately quit the | chamber and Coleman Lindsay, | president, said "there can be no ses I sion because there is no quorum.” i Oov. Long later announced i through his secretary that the "call I is abandoned.” Oov. Long also failed to muster ‘a quorum in the House. Only 48 members appeared. Fifty-one are necessary for a quorum. His hat tipped on the back of his head, the Governor strolled into the empty Senate chamber at 8 a m. and spoke to Senator Harvey Peltier, floor leader and defeated candidate for Lieutenant Governor ! on the repudiated Long ticket in 1 last week’s primary. | Galleries were filled, and there was an air of expectancy. The Governor later returned to his office and was reported in con ference with advisers. Gov. Long, trying to salvage some of the wreckage of the once all powerful Huey P. Long political machine, first summoned the legis lators to meet yesterday. They didn’t show up because, Mr. Long said, they probably did not receive his first call in time. Then he is sued a formal call for 8 o’clock this morning. Purposes Listed. His proclamation listed, among the purposes of the six-day session, possible changes in the Huey P. Long “dictator” law which gives the attorney general authority to go into any parish (county) and take over the work of the district at torney. This was interpreted as.a move to forestall the announced intention of the newly nominated attorney general, Eugene Stanley, to start criminal prosecution of alleged ir regularities in State government. Mr. Stanley was nominated on the ticket of Attorney Sam Jones, "re form" candidate, who beat Gov. Long for the governorship. The new officials will take office in May. Laws Once Used by Huey. The laws which Gov. Long seeks to change were once used by his brother Huey against Mr. Stanley when Mr. Stanley was district at torney of New Orleans and was prosecuting cases of alleged election irregularities. Mr. Stanley resigned when he was stripped of power. Arrests Are Expected Shortly In Attempt to Kill Ferrara Former Cuban Envoy To U. S. Shot in Back On Havana Street By the Associated Press. HAVANA, March 2.—Police said today they expect arrests shortly in the attempted assassination of Or. Orestes Perrara. member of Ctxba’s Constituent Assembly and former Ambassador to the United States, shot in the bade by assailants who pumped machine gun bullets into his automobile. The chauffeur, Ruflno Alvarez, was killed. Perrara Is in Emergency Hospital. The assailants’ machine, bearing United States license plates, injured a pedestrian as It sped away after the shooting yesterday. Perrara had , returned to Havana only a few weeks ago from the United States—the second time he had sought haven there. He fled last November after his bodyguard, Miguel Balmaseda, eras shot and killed in front of the Perrara home. He left the*country with other members of the government of the f ORESTES FERRARA late President Gerardo Machado in 1933. He then was secretary of state. He served' in Washington from 1936 to 1933. Southgate Found By U. S. Planes; 'In No Danger' British Steamer Undamaged After Reported Attack The British steamer Southgate, which reported a submarine attack yesterday, has been located by United States naval planes operat ing out of San Juan. Puerto Rico, and is "not damaged and in no danger,” the Navy Department an nounced today. The first news of the vessel’s fate since her crytic SOS late yesterday did not give her position. The scout ing planes which located the ship are part of the neutrality patrol which covers the sea 300 miles off shore. Capt. W. W. Bradley, commander of the destroyer patrol squadron in the area, radioed the Navy Depart ment to say aircraft attached to his search group had sighted the Southgate. The “traditional policy” of the Navy's neutrality patrol, it was ex plained, is not to divulge ship loca tions. Actual contact, it was revealed, was established and the ship wa« reported as unharmed. May Have Been Debris. Naval officials explained that pos sibly the Southgate had seen a bit of floating wreckage or some other bit of debris which might have appeared to be a submarine. The Navy Department, lacking complete information, would not disclose the seriousness of the re ported incident. Unofficially, there was an inclination to discount the ! alleged submarine attack. This was backed by reports from Berlin stat ing no submarines were operating in the Caribbean area. Three destroyers and a Coast Guard cutter were dispatched yes terday to the position given by the Southgate about 130 miles north east of Puerto Rico. The Navy vessels had planes aboard and had planned to use them at daylight. No L\ S. Submarines in Area. Unofficially it was learned the Navy does not have anv subma rines in the vicinity of the South gate's reported attack. The Sea Raven, the latest com missioned submarine of the fleet, ! ia on a shakedown cruise in the Caribbean. It left Florida two days I ago, but Navy officials said it could not possibly be ‘'anywhere near1’ the position of the Southgate. United States submarines are cleverly identified, it was explained, by the large numerals on the con ning tower, as well as the main identification marks on the bow. The ship's name also is carried in smaller letters across the stem. At noon, the Navy Department still was awaiting a complete re port from Capt. Ridgley. who is in command of the destroyer squadron and air force which first sighted the Southgate after it reported its i plight. i U. S. Submarine Believed Cause of Attack Report j SAN JUAN. Puerto Rica. March 2 i (A*).—A peaceful United States sub i marine, mistaken for a German U-boat, may have caused the 4.862 ton British steamer Southgate to be lieve she was being attacked in the Atlantic, United States Army officers suggested today. Two United States submarines were in the vicinity given for the Southgate when she wirelessed yes terday that a U-boat was attacking her, members of the general staff in charge of operations in the Carib bean defense area, disclosed. Berlin Denies Subs Near Puerto Rico BERLIN, March 2 OP).—An au thorized source said today no Ger man submarines were operating near Puerto Rico and scoffed at the possibility of a U-boat attack on the 4.862-ton British vessel Southgate. i Man, 72, Carries $570 In Medicine Bottle A 72-year-old man taken to Gal linger Hospital yesterday for care and observation had in his pocket a medicine bottle with a surprise. Detective Roy Blick decided out of curiosity to open the container before it was tossed away. Inside he found five $100 bills, one $50 bill and a $20. along with a note which said “if lost" give to a local under taking firm. The shabbily dressed man gave the name of John H. Morse of the first block of Third street N.E. His only comment on the detectives find was that the money belonged to him. Players Dramatize Eli Whitney Life The Cross Roads Theater players will present the story of “Eli Whitney” in a dramatic broadcast tonight over WMAL at 7:30 o’clock. The dramatization of incidents in Mr. Whitney’s life show him not only as the inventor of the cotton gin but also as one of the leading figures in the begin ning of matt production manu facture in the United States. This it one of a series of broadcasts in the junior high school educational series spon sored by The Star with the co operation of tha National Broad * easting Co. and the Board of Education.