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Nazi Visits
Ciano During
Welles Talk
Envoy's Call Stirs
Belief He Delivered
Urgent Message
STORM RISING against British
supply minister; official Burgin
ousted fans flames with charge
he was ‘‘sacrificed.” Page A-3
B> the Associated Press.
ROME, March 16.—German Am
bassador Hans-Georg Viktor von
Mackensen made a surprise visit to
the Italian foreign office today while
Sumner Welles and Italian Foreign
Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano were
The German Ambassador s call led
to belief that he might have taken
an urgent message he wanted deliv
ered to Count Ciano before he ended
his conference with President Roose
velt’s fact finder.
Welles Sees Ciano for Hour.
Von Mackensen remained at the
foreign office only 15 minutes. The
American Undersecretary of State,
■who was accompanied by United
States Ambassador William Phillips,
left Count Ciano at 11:15 a.m. after
Bn hour's talk.
A communique said the conversa
tion was “long and cordial.”
Ten minutes after the Americans
reached Palazzo Chigi at 10:07 am.
the German envoy entered the For
eign Ministry.
His automobile came from the di
rection of Palazzo Venezia, Premier
Mussolini's office, causing observers
to speculate that he might have seen
II Duce first.
Back in Rome, the starting point
of his confidential survey of Europe,
Mr Welles started one of the busiest
days of his tour by paying a 45
minute call on King Victor Em
manuel, whom he had not seen dur
ing his previous stay here.
Immediately afterward, he left for
the Palazzo Chigi to see Count
Will See Pope Monday.
Shortly after the American’s ar
rival it was announced that Pope
Pius XII would give him an audi
ence Monday. The announcement
prompted observers to speculate that
possible peace moves might be dis
Diplomats here expected the en
tire European situation to be re
In arranging final talks, Mr.
Welles was covering the same
ground as did German Foreign Min
ister von Ribbentrop on his recent
Visit here.
A possibility that new information
from the German standpoint might
be supplied Mr. Welles lay in the
fact that Von Ribbentrop, in his talk
with Mussolini, might have offered
Borne suggestion for the Italian
Premier to pass along.
When Mr. Welles sails from Naples
Tuesday he will have ended a 24-day
tour that included Rome, Berlin,
Paris and London.
Police May Meet Dahl
On Arrival Tomorrow
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, March 16 —Harold
E. (Whitey) Dahl, 31, the American
aviator who became Generalissimo
Francisco Franco's biggest headache
among thousands of prisoners of
the Spanish Civil War, will arrive
tomorrow on the American Export
steamship Exiria. He will be greeted
by his blond wife, whose interven
tion probably saved him from execu
tion by the Franco forces.
Edith Rogers Dahl, a dancer, is
appearing in a show in Camden,
and will be at Pier F, Jersey City,
to greet her husband.
Others less welcome to Dahl may
be there also. Police Chief Arthur
C. Hohmann of Los Angeles recent
ly asked the State Department to
keep him advised of Dahl’s move
ments, for Dahl had been paroled
In the spring of 1936 after pleading
guilty to a worthless check charge.
When he vanished and fled to Spain,
warrants were issued for his ar
rest on three counts of forgery.
Five other Americans, who like
Dahl, fought with the government
forces before they were taken
prisoners, are also on board the
Exiria, which has been delayed by
storms. All were released by Franco
on Washington’s birthday.
Work Proceeds on Dam;
Governor Relies on Claim
By the Associated Press.
Work proceeded on the last arch of
the $20,000,000 Grand River Dam
today with the conditional approval
Of Gov. Leon C. Phillips, who had
declared martial law to halt it.
Gov. Phillips said work might pro
ceed, under scrutiny of three Na
tional Guard officers, so long as the
dam was not completed. He has ob
tained a temporary injunction to
prevent completion of the project
pending settlement of a State claim
for $889,275 from the P. W. A. for
damages to roads and bridges which
Would be inundated.
In Washington, Clark Foreman,
chief of the P. W. A. Power Division,
welcomed the court fight with a
prediction an “equitable” settlement
would be reached.
Spain's Falange Leader
Is Relieved of Posts
By the Associated Press.
MADRID, March 16.—Gen. Agus
tin Munoz Grande, secretary general
of the Falange, Spain’s only party,
and chief of the Falangist militia,
has been relieved of his posts, it
was announced today.
By virtue of his party posts Mu
noz Grande had a seat in the cab
Valentin Galarza Morante was
named his successor. No reason was
jfiven for the change.
Nazi Bomber in Running Fight
With British Coastal Patrol
London Air Ministry Reports 'Extensive'
R. A. F. Flight Over Poland
By the Aseoduted Press. •
LONDON, March 16.—British and
German air forces exchanged raids
within the past 24 hours, the Air
Ministry announced today, with the
British making an “extensive” flight
over Poland and a German bomber
clashing with the British coastal
patrol in a running fight.
A ministry communique said air
activities of the last 24 hours in
cluded “an extensive night flight
over Polish territory by the aircraft
bpmber command and an engage
ment between the aircraft of the
coastal command and an enemy
“During a running fight in which
the enemy repeatedly attacked,
damage was seen to be inflicted ’
the communique continued. “The
enemy aircraft finally escaped in
the clouds.”
The admiralty announced that
the British naval trawler Peridot
struck a German mine and sank
yesterday with no loss of life
British officials said they were
unable to confirm a German nigh
command communique today re
porting one British patrol boat sunk
and another damaged by German
Meanwhile. Britain offered re
wards up to $4,000 for “accurate In
formation” leading to the "capture
of an enemy war vessel.”
Other rewards offered to “non
service personnel afloat or ashore”
are 1200 for information of enemy
war snips including minelayers, $20
for position of mines, $4 for the first
report of a mine washed ashore, and
$20 it it is an “especially interesting
British Patrol Vessel
Sunk From Air, Say Nazis
BERLIN. March 16 (>P).—-Sinking
of a British patrol boat in the North
Sea and damaging of another by
German planes was reported today
by the German high command.
Its communique said:
“No special developments In the
west. The airforce made recon
naissance flights over Northeast
France and the whole North Sea.
In the course of these actions, Brit
ish patrol vessels were attacked, one
of which was sunk and another
badly damaged."
Rumania Refuses
To Pay Nazi Price
For 'Security'
Berlin Reported Asking
Economic Monopoly and
Guardist in Cabinet
By the Associated Press.
BUCHAREST, March 16.—Sources
close to King Carol declared today
that Rumania could not pay Ger
many’s price for a "security" offer.
They described the terms for pro
posed Hungarian and Russian bor
der guarantees as “intolerable and
impossible of acceptance” and said
the plan was doomed unless Ger
many modified it greatly.
Stiff opposition arose in high gov
ernment quarters against every con
cession asked of Rumania—political,
economic and military.
Economic Disruption Feared.
The King’s advisers were said to
feel that any Rumanian attempt to
give Germany the virtual monopoly
of exports she seeks would disrupt
the country's economy almost as
badly as war itself.
The King was pictured as particu
larly indignant over a reported Ger
man suggestion that he take a pro
Nazi Iron Guardist into his cabinet.
A Rumanian military mission now
in Berlin, it was reported reliably,
has been told that Russia could be
persuaded to sign a 25-year non
aggression pact with Rumania and
that Hungary would pledge not to
press territorial revision demands
for 10 years.
Rumania, which already has a
British-French pledge of aid against
aggression, holds territory once pos
sessed by Russia, Hungary and Bul
Germany's Demands.
For engineering such assurances,
Germany, in need of Rumania's oil
and grain, is reported to want:
Rumania’s promise to demobilize
most of her 1.600,000 soldiers at once
so they can return to work in fields
and factories:
Acceleration of Rumanian indus
try and agriculture to an unprece
dented degree:
A virtual German monopoly on
Rumania’s exports of oil, cereals and
other supplies;
Admission of one Iron Guard
member to the Rumanian cabinet
to “safeguard German interest.”
Fugitive Leaders Still Barred.
Officials abruptly dismissed any
possibility of installing a Guardist
in the cabinet. Although the gov
ernment is offering amnesty to 800
Iron Guardists now in concentra
tion camps if they pledge allegiance
to the King and join in the National
Rebirth Front—Rumania’s only po
iltical party—fugitive leaders still in
Germany will be barred from the
The reported army demobiliza
tion proposal was opposed by mili
tary leaders as putting Rumania
completely at the mercy of foreign
powers, no matter what guarantees
were made on paper.
In some quarters, belief was held
that the Guardist issue might prove
insurmountable. Germany was said
to have called such a cabinet re
vision vital to the suggested security
plan. King Carol fears an avowed
protector of Nazi interests in his
cabinet would be the beginning of
the end of Rumanian independence.
Mother, Seven Children Die
As Farm Home Burns
By the Associated Press.
16.—A young mother and seven of
her 10 children burned to death
early today when their farm home
was destroyed by fire.
Otis Allen, father of the family,
and his brother-in-law, J. R. Treas,
48, were seriously burned in their
efforts to control the flames and
were removed to hospitals. Three
older sons escaped injury
Trapped and lost in the fire were
Mrs. Sallie Allen, the 36-year-old
mother, and seven children includ
ing a son, Ernest, who awoke to
find the house in flames and jumped
through a window to safety, then
returned to warn the others.
The flames were believed to have
started with the explosion of an oil
lamp which had been left burning
through the night.
Claude Waltermire Dies
COLUMBUS. Ohio, March 16 (#).
—Claude C. Waltermire, publicist
for the late President Warren G.
Harding, dfed today.
Sinking of 2 More
German Submarines
Reported by French
Nazis Believed Sending
New Wave of U-Boats
To Prey on Shipping
B> the Associated Pres*
PARIS, March 16—Sinking of
two German submarines was re
ported by French naval sources to
day with the comment that Ger
many apparently was dispatching
a new wave of U-boats to prey upon
There were indications, naval men
saithat the submarines which had
been at sea since February were
returning to their base and that
others were talcing their places.
One submarine was sunk by an
armed British trawler, the French
informant said. Such a sinking was
reported by British seamen Thurs
day: it was not clear whether the
French and British versions referred
to the same incident.
The preliminary reports did not
specify where either action occurred
nor was it announced whether the
sinkings had been previously
Meanwhile. Friday passed on the
Western front without the slightest
evidence of action, and another day
of bad weather hindered aviation.
British Steamer Sunk;
IS of Crew Missing
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands,
March 16 (A*).—The 1,589-ton British
steamer Melrose has been sunk by
an explosion in the North Sea.
Eighteen of her crew in two life
boats were missing. ’Five were
known to have been saved.
Pour of the crew were rescued by
the Dutch motorship Nettie and
landed at Zeebrugge. Belgium; an
other crewman was reported landed
in England.
The Melrose, owned by G. Gibson
and Co., Leither, Scotland, has been
in regular service between Rotter
dam and British ports.
Storm Wrecks Ship; 10 Die.
RISOR, Norway, March 16 (AP).—
Ten men lost their lives today when
the 1,316-ton Swedish steamer Os
man was wrecked in a storm on
rocks outside Risor Harbor, on Nor
way’s southeastern coast.
Nine men were rescued by a Nor
wegian destroyer.
Australian Ship Sinking
After Piling Up on Rocks
Bt tbe Associated Press.
The Australian steamer Kahika,
1,527 gross tons, reported today it
was “sinking fast” after piling up on
rocks in a pass between the tip of
Australia and Tasmania.
An SOS asking for immediate as
sistance was picked up by the Mat
son passenger liner Monterey, en
route from Auckland, New Zealand,
to Sydney, Australia, and relayed to
Globe Wireless in San Francisco.
The Kahika pleaded for any ship
available to “render immediate as
sistance.” The Monterey reported
the nearest ship was 90 miles away,
but did not name the vessel.
Globe said the Matson ship inter
cepted the distress call at 3:10 am.
(6:10 am. Eastern standard time).
Lloyds’ registe*shows the Kahika,
built in 1938 at Leith, is owned by
the Uniohion Steamship Co. of New
Zealand. She is 242 feet long.
There was no information imme
diately available on how many per
sons were aboard the Kahika or if
it carried any passengers.
45 Priests Reported
Imprisoned by Nazis
B» tbe Aieoclated Prei*.
VATICAN CITY, March 16.—Im
prisonment of 45 Polish, Czech and
Austrian priests in German concen
tration camps has been reported to
Pope Pius XII, the Polish Embassy
to the Holy See announced today.
The Pope received the report be
fore his conference last week end
with German Foreign Minister
Joachim von Ribbentrop and the
Embassy believes the Pope referred
to it.
Woman, 101, Likes Cigars
READING, Pa., March 16 (/P).—
Mrs. Nana Fisher reached her 101st
birthday anniversary today and ex
pects to smoke her usual quota of
cigars and between times light up
her pipe. . ^
Finns to Fortify
New Border and
Revamp Army
Two More Ministers
Reported to Have
Quit Cabinet
By the Associated Press.
HELSINKI, March 16.—Finland
will begin immediately to fortify
her newly narrowed frontiers and
to reorganize her battered army de
spite the non-aggression clause in
her peace treaty with Soviet Rus
sia, informed quarters declaied to
There will be no general demo
bilization of the army, except for
certain classes, which will be re
leased to help with civil reconstruc
tion work after the costly 105-day
war, these sources said.
(An Exchange Telegraph, Brit
ish news agency, dispatch from
Stockholm reported the resigna
tion of two more members of the
Finnish government, Juhu Kusti
Paasikivi, Minister Without Port
folio, and R. Von Fieandt, Minis
ter of Public Works.
(Two cabinet members, War
Minister Juho Niukanen and
Education Minister Uuno Han
nula, resigned Wednesday in pro
test against the peace with So
viet Russia.
(Paasikivi was a member of
the Finnish delegation that ne
gotiated the peace treaty with
Russia in Moscow last Tuesday
and headed the delegation that
went to Moscow before the out
break of the war November 30
to discuss Russian territorial
demands upon Finland.)
Civilization Seen in Peril.
The Finnish government attitude
toward the future was suggested by
! Premier Risto Ryti. who told the
! Diet last night that the nation would
j go forward "with a sword in one
hand and a trowel in the other.”
Finland's proposal for a defense
alliance with Sweden and Norway
is another part of her determination
to be strong.
All of Western civilization remains
in the greatest danger, and only the
future can show whether Finland
acted wisely in making her hard
peace with Russia. Ryti said.
Addressing the Finnish Diet just
before it approved the treaty by a
145-to-3 vote last night, the sad
eyed Premier declared:
"In the same way as we waged
war alone, we concluded peace alone.
Only the future can show whether
we acted wisely and rightly.
“Our country, like the whole of
Europe, indeed, the whole of West
ern civilization, still is in the great
est danger. No one can say what
tomorrow will bring.”
Three Negative Votes.
Told by the premier that "to
make peace often calls for more
courage and far greater initiative
than the resort to war,” the Diet,
except for three members of the
Swedish Peoples Party who voted no
and nine legislators who are absent
with the army, voted solidly for the
The Supreme Soviet of the U. S.
S. R. meets March 29 to approve the
treaty and possibly decide on gov
ernment of the territory acquired
from Finland. This includes the
Karelian Isthmus, Viipuri, areas m
northern Finland, part of the Arctic
coast, and, by lease, the Hanko
Peninsula in Southwestern Finland.
Withdrawal of Finnish troops and
civilians from the ceded areas is un
der way and will continue into April
according to a schedule appended to
the treaty.
Given Mach Sympathy.
Pointing out that his government
came into power December 1, the
day after war broke out, Ryti said it
"has regarded as its chief task the
restoration of peace.”
Of Finland’s struggle, the Premier
“We were given an abundance of
sympathy, but no effective help
from any direction. Not until it
had become evident that Finland
was capable of successfully defend
ing herself did we begin to receive
humanitarian and material help
and munitions, especially from
Sweden and the western powers.
“On the other hand, we received
no help in the form of manpower
in actual fact, merely a few rein
forced battalions, mostly from
when the western powers (Brit
ain and France) eventually offered
soldiers, Ryti said, “the first batch
of troops would have reached the
front, providing normal transport
could have been maintained, not
earlier than the end of April, and
the strength of the troops then ar
riving would have been so small as
to have been insufficient even to
make up for the casualties our own
army would have suffered in the
In addition, he said, acceptance
of such help would have made Fin
land a battlefield in “the great war,"
because “the opponents of the west
ern powers would have resorted to
war against these troops.’’
Rich Areas Yielded.
The areas yielded by Finland
were among the richest in Finland,
said Prof. Iivari Leiwiska of Hel
sinki University’s geography depart
The Karelian Isthmus, which the
Finns must leave by March 26, con
tains the best larch forests in Eu
rope, along with rich farming areas
around Viipuri and along the shores
of Lake Ladoga, he said.
Heaviest losses, however, are in
the sawmills and paper mills around
Suojarvi, Viipuri, Sortavala and
Kakisalmi and in the fact that the
lower part of the industrially im
portant Internal water transporta
tion system goes to Russia.
Huge Buck Attacks Man
PRATT, Kans., March 16 <*).—
Dick Golden, State game protector,
found Jim Servaes battling for his
life against a 450-pound buck. He
killed the deer and warned Mr.
Servaes: “Be careful of bucks at
this season. They’re not to be
1 trusted.” a
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Sales-lncome Tax
Combination Given
Overton's Support
House District Committee
Action on Proposal
Seen Early Next Week
Senator Overton, Democrat, of
Louisiana, chairman of the Senate
District Appropriations Subcommit
tee, has thrown his support behind
the program for adoption of a
combination of a sales tax and an
income levy on the higher brackets
as a means of solving the District’s
tax problem.
The statement of Senator Overton
came as members of the House
District Committee prepared to act
promptly on the recommendation of
the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee of
the House District Committee for
adoption of such a plan as a substi
tute, effective next year, for the
present personal net income levy
of the District.
Randolph Approves Principle.
Chairman Randolph o(4he Bouse
District Committee has announced
plans far action by his committee
early next week on the recommenda
tion of the Fiscal Affairs Subcom
mittee, which is headed by Repre
sentative Nichols, Democrat, of
Oklahoma. Mr. Randolph yesterday
registered general approval of the
combination tax plan because of
the difficulties faced by the District
in applying the present income levy
to all “domiciled” in the District.
Senator Overton, who last year
supported a similar program, based
Dn the report of Dr. Chester B. Pond,
New York tax consultant, said:
“I think this plan is an excellent
solution of the District’s tax prob
lem and shall be glad to support it if
such a program is sent to the Senate
by the House. I favored such a
plan last year when the District tax
program was considered by the Sen
ate District Committee.
Cites Visitors.
“The National Capital is an ideal
place for a sales tax because of the
large number of visitors who come
here and enjoy the benefits of Dis
trict services. The sales tax would
apply to them as well as to District
residents. These visitors would not
be reached by the present District
income tax although they use mu
nicipal facilities here.”
He added that he was in favor of
the proposed income levy on persons
having incomes of $10,000 or more,
on the ground that by this means
the tax burden is equalized as be
tween persons in the lower and
higher income levels.
Earlier he had said careful con
sideration should be given to any
proposal for repealing the present
income levy, fearing that the Dis
trict might be left in a financial
crisis this fiscal year, but he noted
that the Nichols committee program
would leave the District income levy
in force for the ^pril 15 payment
due this fiscal year and the second
half payment due by October 15.
The new program, on which a
favorable report has been ordered
(See D. C. TAXES, Page A-7.)
De Valera Urges U. S.
To Aid Irish Reunion
Ej the Associated Press.
BUBLIN, March 16.—Prime Min
ister Eamon de Valera appealed to
Americans today for “active moral
support” of efforts “to end the dis
memberment of Ireland” and to ex
tend the freedom enjoyed by Ireland
(Eire) “to the whole of the national
The American-born Premier re
ferred to the long campaign of his
government of Southern Ireland to
incorporate the six counties of
Northern Ireland (Ulster), which re
mains part of the United Kingdom.
In a “St. Patrick’s Day eve” state
ment, #De Valera declared that "in
five-sixths of our island we are as
free as any people upon earth.”
Ancient prophecy, said that when
St. Patrick’s Day and Palm Sunday
fell on the same day blood would
flow in the streets of Ireland. De
spite this superstition, official Ire
land looked for a calm observance,
but made the usual precautions
against Extremist action.
In his statement, addressed to
“our friends in the United States,”
De Valera said that “the political
task that remains for us * * * is
securing an extension of that free
dom to the whole of the national
" I
Ship Sinking Protested
To Reich by Norway
By the Associated Press.
OSLO, March 16.—Norway pro
tested to Germany today against the 1
sinking of the Norwegian steamer
Nidarholm off Ireland February 12
"without examination and without
permitting the ship’s papers to be
taken into security.”
The protest asked that steps be
taken against the submarine com
mander and reserved the right to
claim compensation.
President Awaits
Doctor's Verdict on
Appointments Today
Temperature Still
High; Had Scheduled
Radio Broadcast
President Roosevelt awaited the
verdict of hit doctor today as to
whether he could keep two appoint
ments—a 10-minute international
radio broadcast this aftemon and
attendance at the 18th annual din
ner of the White House Correspond
ents' Association tonight.
Bothered by a cold throughout
the week, the President was forced
to cancel all engagements yesterday
and remain at the White House
proper. This morning he was re
ported still having a temperature
about one degree high, but was to
be examined by Dr. Ross T. Mclntire
for a decision on whether he might
leave his room.
The scheduled broadcast was to
be part of an afternoon program
sponsored by the Christian Foreign
Service Convocation and emanating
from New York. Mr. Roosevelt had
planned to speak from here for
about 10 minutes shortly after 3
With the President keeping away
from his office, yesterday’s telegram
from Senator Tobey, Republican, of
New Hampshire, on the disputed
1940 census, was referred to Secre
tary of Commerce Hopkins for re
As guest of honor at tonight’s
dinner, the Chief Executive will be
entertained (the correspondents
hope) by a Paramount newsreel bur
lesquing all the 1940 presidential
possibilities and impossibilities, and
by a show donated by the Columbia
Broadcasting System.
The Supreme Court, Congress, the
cabinet and all other branches of
Washington officialdom are repre
sented among nearly 700 for whom
dinner places have been reserved.
The afTair is being held at the Wil
lard Hotel.
Only serious business contem
plated during the evening is the
transfer of the association presi
dency from Earl Godwin of the
Washington Times-Herald to Felix
Belair, Jr., of the New York Times
Washington bureau.
Tobey May Take
His Census Fight
Into the Courts
Citizens' Offers to Seek
Injunctions Studied;
Replies to President
By the Associated Press.
The “battle of the census’’ may
shift from Congress and the White
House to the courts.
This word came today from the
office of Senator Tobey, Republican,
of New Hampshire, who is leading
the fight to prevent census-takers
irom asking citizens how much
money they make.
President Roosevelt, defending the
income questions yesterday, accused
the Senator of inciting the public
to violate the law. Senator Tobey
charged, in turn, that if the Presi
dent considered an “unauthorized
ruling” of the Census Bureau to be
the law of the land, then the people
should recall “that such were the
tactics used by Hitler in gaining
powers never sanctioned by the
Mr. Rooeevelt’s statement was
made through his press secretary,
Stephen Early. It did not mention
Senator Tobey by name, but there
was no doubt as to whom the Presi
dent meant because the New Hamp
shire Republican had declared that
citizens would be within their rights
in refusing to answer the income
Injunctions Suggested.
Charles Tobey, jr., the Senator’s
son and secretary, told newsmen to
day that citizens in all parts of the
country had written in, suggesting
they were willing to seek injunc
tions against the income questions
“as a violation of constitutional
These letters were being studied,
young Tobey said, with a view to
bringing suits in representative
areas throughout the country.
Administration supporters re
ported increasing indications that
Senator Tobey would fail in his
effort to obtain Senate approval of
his resolution declaring that the
questions should be eliminated from
the coming enumeration. The reso
lution was approved by the Sen
ate Commerce Committee recently,
9 to 7.
Chairman Bailey, Democrat, of
North Carolina of this group, who
supported the Tobey proposal, said
the plan announced by Secretary
Hopkins since the committee voted
had altered his position.
1 Secret Answers.
The Commerce Department Sec
retary announced that citizens
might avoid telling enumerators
about their earnings by sealing un
signed answers to the income ques
tions in an envelope which would
be mailed to census headquarters
here. This procedure was designed
• (See CENSUS, Page A-7.)
Summary of Today's Star
Church News,
Comics --B-14-15
Editorials . A-10
Finance. A-18-19
Page. |
Garden Pg. B-S
Lost, Found B-9
Obituary ... A-8
Real Estate B-l-7
Society .A-9
Sports.. A-IS-17
Rumania refuses to pay price of
Nazi “security” plan. Page A-l
Finns to fortify new border and re
vamp army. Page A-l
Nazi envoy visits Ciano during Welles
talk. Page A-l
Storm rises against British Supply
Minister Burgin. Page A-3
Japan protests to Soviet on Sakhalin
battle. Page A-7
Tobey says census “battle” may shift
to courts. Page A-l
Roosevelt and Taft get Ohio’s con
vention delegates. Page A-3
Georgia Governor seeks to escape
contempt writ. Page A-7
Selma Lagerlof, Swedish authoress,
dies at tl. Page A-7
Washington and Vicinity
Roosevelt awaits doctor’s permission
to keep appointments. Page A-l
District sales-Income tax plan given
Overb n support Page A-l
Police war on crime in Washington
making progress. Page A-3
Capital plays host to Byrd’s men at
Little America. * Page A-M

Whitehurst is lauded by Traffic
Council for underpass. Page A-20
Justice Letts approves Park Savings
Bank report. Page A-20
Editorial and Comment
This and That. Page A-10
Answers to Questions. Page A-10
Letters to The Star. Page A-10
David Lawrence. Page A-ll
Alsop and Kintner. Page A-ll
O. Gould Lincoln. Page A-ll
Lemuel P. Parton. Page A-ll
Jay Franklin. Page A-ll
Americans loom far stronger than
all-star rivals.. Page A-10
Track stars threaten records in But
ler relays. Page A-10
Tale, Princeton share laurels in title
swimming. Page A-10
Brookland Recreation pinmen set
727 season’s record. Page A-17
Doll paces Colorado U. to national
basket title. PageA-17
Dorothy Dix. Page A-9
Barbara Bell Pattern. Page A-9
Needlework. Page A-9
Vital Statistics. Page A-ll
Service Orders. Page A-ll
Nature’s Children. Page B-S
Of Hearts and Song. Page B-7
City News in Brief. Page B-9
Bedtime Story. Page B-14
Letter-Out. Page B-14
Winning Contract Page B-14
Uncle Ray's Corner. Page B-IS
Bandit Shoots
Collector and .
Flees With $700
Will iam Gladstone, 41,
Wounded in Holdup
At Traffic Light
William E. Gladstone, 41 years old,
a collector for the Try-Me Bottling
Co., was shot early this afternoon
in a stop-light holdup near New
York avenue and Bladensburg road
Two robbers escaped with about
$700 in cash and checks, police said.
Gladstone, despite his wound,
managed to drive his automobile
five blocks to South Dakota avenue,
where he collapsed as he attempted
to get out at a service station. James
Stevens, a liquor store proprietor,
rushed him to Sibley Hospital, where
an emergency operation was ordered
to remove a bullet from his ab
According to police, Mr. Gladstone
had stopped his automobile at a red
light on Bladensburg road. One of
the holdup men—a tall white man—
jumped In the car, put a pistol
against the driver and ordered him
to hand over the money. Mr. Glad
stone grabbed at the gun and in
the struggle was shot.
The police today announced the
arrest of a number of holdup and
theft suspects.
Solution of two cases, which in
volved loot valued at $25,000, was
announced at police headquarters by
In one case, a colored maid, Mary
McCorrie Mann, 26, of the 900 block
of Q street N.W., was charged with
grand larceny in connection with the
theft of $5,000 worth of jewelry po
lice said the woman had stolen over
a period of several weeks from the
apartment of Col. and Mrs. Glenn
S. Smith at the Broadmoor Hotel,
3601 Connecticut avenue N.W.
Col. Smith, who works in the Geo
logical Survey in the Interior De
partment, first reported that some
of the jewelry was missing in De
cember. More disappeared in ensuing
weeks. The detectives investigating
the case learned that at the same
time small sums of money had been
disappearing from a coin bank in the
They investigated and ih searching
the maid’s home found the jewels
hidden in a rat hole in a closet.
Five Men Arrested.
The second case brought the ar
rest of five colored men by Detec
tive Sergts. Thomas Sweeney and
Michael Mahaney. The men were
charged with stealing and disposing
of $20,000 worth of imported lace
and linen.
The goods were stolen from a car
owned by Fouad A. Zraick a New
York importer, on December 18
Police said that they had recovered
about $1,000 worth of lace and had
hopes of finding at least part of
the rest of the loot.
Three colored men were caught
red-handed during the night by po
lice working on the special night pa
Pvts. J E. Ashe and E. E. Helmes,
patrolling their beat near Seventh
and M streets N.W., trapped two of
the men in the act of burglarizing
a dry-cleaning establishment at 1201
Seventh street N.W.
Sergt, T. M. Poland, with Pvts. C.
E. Davis and J. D. Hall, picked up
another colored man near a service
station at Fairview and New York
avenues N.E. The man admitted he
was waiting to hold up the station
and police recovered a pistol he had
thrown away when he saw them ap
Admits Robbing Station.
Under questioning, the man ad
mitted robbing the station on Feb
ruary 17 and gave police the names
of two other colored men who had
participated in other robberies with
him. The men were arrested and
faced questioning today.
Headquarters detectives announced
they had disproved the story of a
30-year-old colored boy who had
confessed a murder—in an effort to
avoid being connected with a bur
The youth is Andrew Ashton, who
is held at the District Jail on a
housebreaking charge. He was ar
rested about a week ago for in
vestigation and surprised police by
admitting participation in the hold
up-slaying of Herman Sirkis. North
east liquor store proprietor.
He said he had been the lookout
man for the two robbers who en
tered the store and shot Mr Sirkis.
Police believed his story until he
started to describe in detail the
conversation between Mr. Sirkis and
the robbers.
Police could not get an explana
tion of how he had heard this con
versation—if he had been standing
outside the store as a lookout. He
admitted the confession was a hoax
and police then linked him to a
minor housebreaking.
Scottish Peer Dies
LONDON, March 16 (£•).—'The
Duke of Hamilton and Brandon, 77
year-old premier peer of Scotland,
died today. The 37-year-old “Fight
ing Marquess” of Douglas and
Clydesdale, an air force squadron
leader, succeeds to the title.
Julius Caesar
A radio version of Shake
speare’s “Julius Caesar” will he
presented tonight by the Cross
Roads Theater player* over
WMAL starting at 7:3Q o'clock.
This show is one of a series
of educational broadcasts for
junior high school students
sponsored by The Star with tha
co-operation of the Board of
Education and the National
Broadeasting Co.

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