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MOSCOW, March 3 (Sunday).— The capture of the railway station and the southern part of the stra tegic Finnish city of Viipuri was reported early today by the Russian army which has been seeking to capture Viipuri for more than a month. The Red army communique also said its troops were surrounding Viipuri from the north and south and that Soviet troops had captured the station of Tammisuo north of Viipuri, Cape Kejhas on the west, and the island of Turkin, southwest of Viipuri. (Finland’s latest communique of the fighting at Viipuri, cover ing Friday’s action, had said the Finnish troops withdrew "to some extent” from points south of the city but the Finns have not ad- + mitted that Russian'soldiers are in the city proper. Capture of 2 owns Reported. The capture of the towns of Kaan tyma and Lapinlahti, east of Viipuri. also was reported. Russia's report of the capture of Tammisuo, about 5 miles north of Viipuri on the railroad between the ancient port and Sortavala, was the first indication from the Red Army that Its forces had penetrated Fin land beyond Viipuri on the Karelian Isthmus front. On other sectors, the communique added, there was nothing of im portance. (The Russian communique thus made no mention of the 34th Moscow Tank Brigide, which the Finns reported destroying north of Lake Ladoga.) Text of Communique. The communique: “March 2. Offensive of Soviet troops on Karelian Isthmus con tinued successfully to develop. So viet troops occupied the depot rail way station of Viborg (Viipuri) and the southern part of the town of Viborg. “Surrounding Viborg from north and south, Soviet troops captured station of Tammisuo, north of Vi borg, and Cape Kejhasniemi and the island of Turkinsaari, southwest of Viborg. East of Viborg Soviet troops occupied the towns of Kaari tyma and Lapinlahti. “Other sectors of the front, noth ing of importance. Soviet aviation bombed enemy troops and military objectives. Seven enemy airplanes brought down in air combats.” New Smashing Defeat Of Russians Claimed HELSINKI, March 2 (*>>.—Fin land’s stalwart fighters tonight marked up another smashing defeat to the Red Army in the cold fast ness northeast of Lake Ladoga, while the defenders of Viipuri held at bay ponderous Russian forces storming the very gates of the ancient key city on the Karelian Isthmus. This time, the Finns announced. It was the 34th Moscow Tank Bri gade which was trapped in a snow shrouded labyrinth—so easy to march into, so deadly when phantom ski troops suddenly close the exits— where the formidable 18th Soviet Division recently met its doom. The 34th Tank Brigade had been attempting to come to the rescue of the 18th Division. But it was caught, the Finns said, encircled and finally annihilated, meeting the same fate of the division its mission was to save. Thus tonight another frozen Lit tlefield, with some 2,050 Russian dead, lay northeast of Lake Ladoga, another ghostly monument to the strategic skill of Finnish generals and phantom troops. Russians Dug In. Destruction of the 34th Brigade was no easy task. Numerically in ferior to the invading force and vastly inferior in weight of mo torized equipment, the Finns first had to entangle the advancing bri gade in the bleak country they know so intimately, break it up into (See FINLAND, Page A-3.) I—-1 Radio Programs For the Week The Sunday Star today prints complete radio programs for the week, on Page F-5. They are so arranged that the page can be slipped out and kept for ready reference or to plan ahead your listening for the week. Why is it that in four cases out of five, an automobile driver charged with negligent homicide in the District is allowed to ge Scot free? The number of di rected verdicts by Police Court judges might indicate they have found the law useless. An analy sis of the law and statistics of the 105 cases since its enactment appear on Page A-6. News of Dogdom, a new Sun day Star feature; stamps and bridge on Page F-4. Complete Index, Page A-2 ► - Fights British 'Stranglehold/ Fuehrer Reported Declaring War Believed Pledged Until Security Is Won In Central European 'Living Room' By LOUIS P. LOCHNER, Associated Press Foreign Correspondent. BERLIN, March 2.—Adolf Hitler zealously argued Nazi Germany's case for a new place In the sun in a 94-minute session today with Sum ner Welles, in which informed sources said he pledged the Reich to fight until she felt secure in a vast Central European ‘‘living space” and had untrammeled access to raw ma terials. Amid a great show of an “invinci ble will to victory” in the nation to add to the information the American is sifting for President Roosevelt, the Fuehrer was portrayed as pledg ing a battle against the allies until: 1. Germany has unchallenged po litical domination extending through Bohemia - Moravia, Slovakia and Hungary on the southeast and through German-occupied Poland on the east. 2. Great Britain and France promise not to stir up the Balkan nations on the south and Scandina via on the north. 3. Germany’s war-lost colonies are returned and the so-called English “stranglehold” on the world eco nomic structure is broken. For the United States itself there was the specific information that improvement in German-American relations was most desirable. Mr. Welles hid behind an affable smile his reaction to the talk in the palatial chancellery, but on the Ger man side quarters close to the gov ernment seemed completely satisfied with the results of the conference. Information had been given to him painstakingly, it was said, for Mr. Welles came to Berlin with a reputation of being a good reporter who could be depended upon to carry back to his chief a factual statement of his impressions. After his important meeting with Hitler the American Undersecretary (See WELLES, Page A^4.) Belgium Protests Felling of Two Planes by Nazis Air Baffle Is Termed Neufralify Breach and 'Acf of Aggression' By the Associated Press. BRUSSELS, March 2.—Two Bel gian army planes were shot down over their ’ homeland today in a j clash with a German bomber which j the government quickly protested to I Berlin as a “grave violation of Bel-1 gian neutrality and an act of aggression.' One Belgian pilot was killed and another wounded in the clash. The incident, announced in a com munique, was followed swiftly by a series of unrelated accidents in whfCh four other Beligian planes ‘ and one puot was killed,; making the day the worst in the | nation's aviation history. Within a short time after the! issuance of the communique. Ger- ! man Ambassador Vicco Karl von' Buelow-Schwante, sbviously dis turbed. hastened to the Belgian Foreign Office. With Smalt 10 Minutes. He was kept waiting 45 minutes j before he was admitted to Foreign j Minister Paul Henri Spaak. He was ■ with Spaak for about 10 minutes,1 and after his departure the govern-! ment announced a ‘‘vigorous’’ pro- i test had been registered. The official Belgian version said three Belgian planes were involved in the encounter with the German plane, a large Domier bomber, over Saint Hubert in Belgium’s Luxem bourg province. The Belgians surrounded the craft, which then opened fire upon them, it was said. The leader of the Belgian squad ron, Sub-Lt. Hemard, was killed when he was struck by a burst of fire and his plane crashed near the village of Hemroulle. A few minutes later, another of the Belgian planes was forced down at Achene with bullet holes in the gas tank, but the pilot was unin jured. The pilot of the third place was wounded. Planes Collide Near Antwerp. Another flyer was killed sub sequently when two Belgian army planes collided near Antwerp. Two other Belgian military planes were reported to have cracked up near Antwerp and at Bierzet, but the flyers escaped injury. The clash of the Belgian planes and the German Domier was the first such incident since the start of the European war, although Belgian patrols frequently have gone aloft to drive off belligerent craft flying over their territory. Belgian anti-aircraft batteries also have fired * at belligerent planes, driving them across the border, but no hits have been reported. The Belgian government has re peatedly warned belligerent na tions against violation of her neu trality. She has sent at least 11 protests to Berlin concerning the reported appearance of German aircraft over Belgian territory, and has sent at least four such pro tests to London. Notre Dame Laetare Medal Awarded to Gen. Drum By th* Associated Press. SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 3— Lt. Gen. Hugh A. Drum, commander of the 3d Corps Area of the United States Army, was announced tonight as the 1940 recipient of the Laetare Medal, awarded annually by the Uni versity of Notre Dame to an out standing Catholic layman. The Rev. J. Hugh ODonnell, C. S. C., president of the university, said the date for the presentation has not been decided. In announcing the addition of Gen. Drum to “the honor roll of Catholic men and women who have added glory to the church in the United States,” Father ODonnell said the general’s “genius in war is equaled only by his brilliant leader ship in peace.” 27 Persons Arrested In Spectacular Series Of Gambling Raids Ten of Suspects Charged With Violation of Gaming Laws (Picture on Page A-2.) Twenty-seven men were arrested late yesterday in a series of spectac ular raids on alleged gaming estab lishments as police renewed their fight on gambling in the District. Ten of the suspects were charged with violation of the gaming laws and the others were released after questioning at police headquarters. A 14-man police squad, directed by Lt. Earl P. Hartman, conducted the raids on six establishments, four of them simultaneously. Jn one rgld officers were forced to smash their way through a glass door. Taken in the drive was a quantity of gambling paraphernalia, including numbers slips, telephone and radio equipment, and cash esti mated at more than $700. Break Through Door. At an establishment in the 700 block of New York avenue N.W., where the squad had to break through a door chained from the inside, a number of men escaped by a rear exit and fled through an alley, j Seven were arrested, however, and j two charged. The latter were Her- j bert Donald, 33, of the 400 block of Peabody street N.W., and Harry (See RAIDS, Page A-13.) Donahey Out Of Senate Race; G. 0. P. Buoyed Withdrawal Is Proof * Democrats Can't Carry Ohio, Republicans Say By G. QOVLD LINCOLN. Senator “Honest Vic’’ Donahey. for years the Democratic bellwether of Ohio, exploded a political bomb shell here last night when he an nounced he would not be a candi date for renomination. Immediately Republicans declared his statement clear proof that the Democrats had no chance to carry the Buckeye State next November. Democrats, on the other hard, expressed great regret that Senator Donahey was taking himself out of the race. The Senator has been recognized as the greatest vote-getting Demo crat Ohio has produced for years and his absence from the ticket is expected to weaken materially the Democratic cause. Senator Donahey's decision not to enter the race for the Senate again follows his declination to become a favorite-son candidate in the Ohio preferential primary next May. The Democratic State Committee had proposed to put him forward as a stalking horse for President Roose velt, but the Senator some time ago issued a statement that he would not participate in such a maneuver Bankhead Clarifies Statement. While Senator Donahey was with drawing from the senatorial race, giving as his reason a desire to rest after 35 years in public service, Speaker Bankhead issued a state ment declaring his own candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination must in no sense be re garded as opposition to the nomi nation of President Roosevelt for a third term. The Speaker made it clear he would support Mr. Roosevelt for renomination and re-election if he becomes a candidate. A week ago Senator Bankhead of Alabama, brother of the Speaker, urged in an interview that Mr. Roosevelt make known his plans regarding the presidential nomination, adding that If the President were not to be a candidate, the Speaker would be a formidable contender for the nomination. The Speaker's statement, issued here last night, follows: “In an address to the Legislature of Alabama last August when I ex pressed appreciation to the people of the State for their tender of sup port of me for the Democratic nom ination for President, I reviewed the record of the present Democratic national administration, expressing a measurable pride that as chair man of the Rules Committee ol the House of Representatives, as ma jority leader of the House and as Speaker of the House. I had whole heartedly supported the program of the administration and had had a part in the great achievements of the administration. “I told the people of Alabama that the first concern today must be for measures rather than for men and that I would be interested in having the support of the Alabama delega tion at the Democratic National (Continued on page A-8, column l7) j Sea biscuit Sets Track Record, Tops All-Time Money Winners 75,000 See Sun Beau's Mark Eclipsed; Kayak II Is Second, Whichcee Third MANY STINGS, FORMER PLATER, wins $50,000 Widener Cup at Hia leah. Page B-7. By ROBERT MYERS, Associated Pres* Sports Writer. LOS ANGELES, March 2.—Mighty Seabiscuit won the greatest race of a great racing career today. Rounding out one of the most amazing chapters in the colorful an* nals of the American turf, the gal* performance that broke the track record. It was a double triumph for the feared and odds-on favored com bination of Charles S. Howard, for his Kayak n, winner of the 1939 Santa Anita Handicap, ran second in a burst of speed that brought him to the front in the closing strides, one length back of his famous stablemate. LOS ANGELES.—Seabiscuit in the winner’s circle after yester day’s triumph. Jockey Pollard is up and Trainer Smith standing by. —A. P. Wirephoto. lant Seablscuit captured the sixth running of the $100,000 added Santa Anita Handicap and reached the crown point of a goal of gold. He became the greatest money winner of all time, and one of the most be loved thoroughbreds in the game. Rolling down to victory in his third crack at the top prise of this grorid’s richest horse race, with the roar of a teem’d crowd of 75,000 pulling him in, the 7-year-old war rior of the West outgained and out charged his 13 rivals In a glorious Maj. Austin C. Taylor’s^Whichcee, pace setter in this mile and one quarter classic, ran third as the out come seesawed back and forth in the big drive for the wire. Victory for the mighty stake king, which came after a year’s layoff and after the horse once was believed through with racing, brought $86,650 net and sent the 'Biscuit’s all-time earnings soaring beyond the Ameri can turf record held by W. S. Kil mer’s great Sun Beau. Seablscuit’S (Continued on PageB-7, column 8.) I . ("Rom one <V IN V 6. ST IQ ATtO k II Another. fl J! Why Legalize Horse Racing When We Have Something Cheaper—and Better? Shun Politics, A. A. A. Tells 130,000 Farm Committeemen 'Thousands' Said To Be Party Leaders In Their Districts Br the Associated Press. The Agriculture Department has notified its 130.000 farmer members of local A. A. A. committees—many of whom are party leaders—that they must not take active part in forthcoming presidential, State, con gressional and local campaigns. The farmer committeemen are subject .to the Hatch Act designed to prevent “pernicious” political ac tivity on the part of Federal em ployes. Aides of Secretary Wallace, who has indorsed President Roosevelt for a third term, said a ruling by the department's solicitor, Mastin O. White, holding the A. A. A. com mitteemen liable under the Hatch law, was "significant.” They said “thousands” of the com 'Bce FARM, Page A-lSl T I MAStlN G. WHITE. Vast Wealth found In 3,600-Year-Old Tomb of Pharoah Opening of Psou Sennes' Burial Vault Crowns 10 Years of Toil By the Associated Press. CAIRO, Egypt, March 2—A ■ king’s ransom in gold and jewels that lor 3,600 years had graced a pharoah’s mummy shone in the fierce Egyptian sunlight today. Archaeologists rejoiced in the dis covery and exploration of a tomb some considered more important to historians thaw Tut-ankh-amen s— that of Psou Sennes, second king of the 21st dynasty and possibly one of Solomon’s many fathers-in-law Discovery of the tomb two weeks ago and the opening of the royal sarcophagus oh February 28 in the presence of modem Egypt’s ruler, King Farouk, crowned 10 years of toil by the French Egyptologist Pierre Montet. working lor Strasbourg Univer sity Prof. Montet grubbed patiently for a decade in the sands of San El Hagar, west of the Nile delta site of the ancient city of Tahis, built by Raineses the Second as a holiday resort. Walla af Rose Granite. There, under the great temple built by Rameses, Montet found the tomb entrance, a shaft 4 feet deep, which led to an anteroom. A short passage led the scientist to the burial chamber, 22 feet long, 9 feet wide and 9 feet high, with walls of rose granite. Inside the huge sarcophagus, also of rose granite and carved with symbolic figures of the dead king and the god Osiris, lay the body of the man who ruled an empire which was old and dying when Homer sang of Troy, the head encased in a mask of pure gold and the body swathed in silver gilt. The prize, sought in vain by such distinguished Egyptologists as Sir Flinders Petrie in the ruins of the city from which Moses is believed to have led the exodus, is a rich (See PHAROAH, Page A-19.) Photographic Studio Is Damaged by Fire Fire of undetermined origin dam aged the Lewis P. Wolts Photo graphic Studio at 1333 F street N.W. early today and attracted scores of downtown nightclub and theater goers The flames burned through the second and third floors occupied by the studio, and water turned on the blase by firemen caused ex tensive damage in the drug store on the street floor. Firemen bat tled the fire for more than half an hour. kills Two Burglars By lh« AuocUtvd Pr«M. LOMBARD, 111., Mar. 2.—Aroused from bed by his burglar alarm, R. A. Thomas tonight shot and killed two youths in his Jewelry repair shop at the rear of his home. Roosevelt, Back In Capital, Signs Finnish Loan Bill Criticizes House Group For Hiding Reason for Refusing Panama Funds By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt returned to the Capital last night to tackle do mestic and international problems after a Central American cruise during which he Inspected the de fenses of the Panama Canal. Immediately on his arrival it was announced he had signed the bill under which the resources of the Export-Import Bank are increased by $100,000,000 to permit a $20,000,000 loan to Finland and similar assist ance to other nations. Secretary of State Hull and As sistant Secretary of War Johnson met the Chief Executive at Union Station when he arrived early in the evening! Accuses House Group. On the Journey northward on his special train the President ac cused the House Appropriations Committee of camouflaging its rea sons for refusing $15,000,000 he asked to begin enlarging the Panama Canal. Congress, he said, has full au thority to delay for a year the con struction of a third set of locks, but he added somewhat grimly that such action should not be camouflaged by statements that the War De partment was pushing the project too rapidly. The Appropriations Committee had said that detailed plans for the undertaking could hot be com pleted until two years hence and indicated that the War Depart ment was prematurely pushing for (See ROOSEVELT, Page A-8.) Two Die, Score Hurt As Tornado Sweeps Across Two States • Illinois Town Demolished; Storm Domages Heavy In Evansville, Ind. By the Associated Press. EVANSVILLE. Ind., March 2 — At least two persons were killed and at least a score injured as a tornado and electrical storm, ac companied by rain and hail, swept across southern Illinois and Indiana today. A 9-year-old girl was killed and at least 12 persons hurt in Evans ville as the tornado ripped through the north industrial section of the city. A man was killed and several other persons injured seriously when the storm demolished every build ing in the small community of Flatwood, in hard-hit Johnson County, 111. Damage was heavy in an Alton, (111.) residential district, but no in juries were reported immediately. High winds damaged the Shawnee town (111.) high school building. Evansville Damage Heavy. Josephine Daugherty died in the wreckage of a two-story frame home at Evansville. Her mother, Mrs. W. C. Daugherty, 25, was injured dangerously and four younger Daugherty children, were hurt. The tornado came from the west and skipped northeastward through the city, striking with its hardest force in the industrial section. Weather Bureau officials said the wind reached a velocity of 48 miles an hour. Several homes were twisted off their foundations and demolished, others were unroofed. Several in dustrial buildings were damaged. Trees were uprooted and communi cations disrupted. At Shawneetown the twister un roofed the high school. No injuries were reported. Among those injured were Mrs. Dorothy Fireline, 23, and her three young children. Their home was one of those torn apart. Ralph Hayden, 40, and F. C. Pfeiffer, 64, Were injured as they worked in a burial vault company’s one-story plant. Hack Moore, garbage collector, was another in jured. Bricks and concrete blocks were hurled 200 feet. Insurance adjusters, after a pre liminary survey, estimated the dam age at Evansville at $250,000, but said they feared a further check would boost the figure. Almost impassable roads made a (See TORNADO, Page A-13.) Imperial Airways Plane Carrying Four Overdue By the Associated Press. LONDON, March 2.—Imperial Air ways said today a search had failed to disclose any trace of the airliner Hannibal with four passengers aboard, reported overdure at Sharja in the Persian Gulf. National Aspect Has Big Part In District Liquor Problem Conditions Here, Whether Good tfr Bad, Invariably Pointed Out by Other Areas This is the first of a series of articles discussing objectively the District system of liquor control. By OLIVER B. LERCH. The perehnial problem child of Government, the liquor traffic, again Is before the court of public opinion in the District of Columbia. .. A* Wial. the current public agitation has been reflected In thei activity of the House District Committee and the problem child Is being psychoanalysed by legislative psychiatrists with a view Control Act. uniei interest u centering ana will increasingly continue to focus on the proposal by Representative Sheppard of California that Con gress consider the establishment of a system of municipally owned and operated stores for the sale of liquor in packages in the Capital. Such a system, monopoly control, is now in effect in 17 States. That there is something wrong with the brand of liquor control administered in the District can be stated without qualification. Proof of this assertion lies in the fact that dissatisfaction with the admin istration of the local liquor law and the law Itself is conceded by re sponsible opinion amonf spokesmen for civic, church and liquor licensee troupe alike. Concerned with the problem thus presented are (1) the 900,000 per sons of the District, (2) the liquor industry, its substantial investment (See LIQUOR,, Tate A-S.) 14 New Schools Here Asked by Survey Group 7-Year Replacement Program Would Cost $7,889,000 BACKGROUND— Congress has ordered studies of District school facilities several times in the past 60 years. Latest survey, directed at old elementary structures, was started last August by three-mdn com mittee at request of conferees on 1940 District appropriation b01 following visits by members of Senate Subcommittee on District appropriations. Aim of investi gators was to determine need for reconstructing, replacing and consolidating antiquated struc tures. By JOHN H. CASSADY. Jr. Construction of 14 new District school buildings to replace 34 small and antiquated structures, some of which have been in use 70 years, was recommended to the Commis sioners yesterday by a special three man committee appointed last year to make a survey. Estimating the cost of such a pro gram at *7,889,000, the committee took cognizance of the necessity of spreading the work over a period of years, and recommended that the replacement and consolidation pro gram be carried out over a seven year period, "beginning with the 1943 fiscal year. The survey, requested last year by House and Senate conferees on the 1940 District Appropriation Act, was made by a committee composed of Capt. John L. Person, Assistant Engineer Commissioner, the chair man; Maj. Daniel J. Donovan, Dis trict auditor and budget officer, and Dr. Frank W. Ballou, superintendent of schools. The interest of Chairman Overton of the Senate subcommittee on Dis trict appropriations prompted mem bers of the committee to visit several old elementary school structures last year. Later, Senator Overton joined with Representative Collins, Demo crat, of Tennessee, then chairman of the House subcommittee on Dis trict appropriations, in requesting a new survey. ivrpur uiiiuij ntn impncucu. Declaring it is convinced a con solidation program is "highly de sirable,” and that any considerable expenditure tor rehabilitation of the old elementary buildings would be unjustified because of their size and condition, the committee specifically recommended construction of nine new 24-room buildings, one new 20 room building and four new 16-room buildings. The assessed value of the sites of the 34 schools proposed to be aban doned totals $435,039 for the land only, and the report pointed out that if this property could be sold at its assessed value the net cost of the consolidation program would be ! reduced to $7,454,861. Past expert - [ ence in disposing of abandoned ; buildings, the committee added, in 1 dlcates that the salvage value is so | slightly in excess of the cost of de molition as to be negligible. In recommending new construc tion. the report explained that prac tically all the 34 buildings are more than 50 years old and added: "They are unsatisfactory not only because of their age and conse quent deterioration, but also and to a great extent because their de sign is obsolete. “They are inherently poorly light ed, they have basement toilets, they have no gymnasium or assembly fa cilities, they are of non-flreproof construction except in their central portions, and they are too small. Rehabilitation could correct their deteriorated condition, but could not correct the obsolete design features. Appearance Depressing. “The great majority of them are so badly in need 6f painting that they present a dirty, dark and de pressing appearance. The floors in many are badly in need of replace ment. If they were maintained in satisfactory condition, the item for ‘repairs to buildings' would be much larger in each case.” The committee also asserted the construction program would effect savings in maintenance and opera tion and in salaries of teachers and principals. The number of regular classroom teachers now employed in those of the 34 schools in divisions 1-9 is 204, and the number of regular teachers needed after the consoli dations would be 186, resulting in (See SCHOOLS, Page A-3.) ____ Bandits Take Merchant For Ride, Get $ 1,300 (Picture on Page A-2.) Henry J. Cohen, produce com pany official, was robbed of 11,300 last night by two bandits who forced him from the steering wheel of his car at Thirty-first and M streets N.W. and drove him across the city to Blue Plains. Mr. Cohen told police the car stalled in the mud on a side road and one of the holdup men walked to V filling station in the 3000 block of Nichols avenue NX, returning with a tow car. After the coupe had been pulled out and the tow car had driven on, the bandits forced their victim from his automobile, and drove away, police were told. The car later was found aban doned in the 2700 block of Nicholl avenue. Mr. Cohen, secretary-treasurer at the Square Deal Market Co., salfl the men Jumped on his car when he stopped at the intersection hi Georgetown and one stuck a re volver at his side. “We’ve been following you for a long time,” thi ' victim said one bandit told him as he reached for a brief case in which Mr. Cohen had placed 91JOO, rep resenting company collection*.