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Pair and continued cold, with lowest 'From Pre« to Hnma about 36 degrees tonight; tomorrow. rreSS T0 nome fair, somewhat warmer. Temperatures Within the Hrtlir* today-Highest, 50, at 2 p.m.; lowest. TT,fmn me nour 43, at 1 a.m. Most people in Washington have The From the United States weather Bureau report Star delivered to their homes every _ dft 115 on Pgg<! A~-_ evening and Sunday morning. Closing New York Markets, P*ge 18. *■ 1 ■■ --—■ ■ (/P) Mean* Associated Press. 8th YEAR. No. 35,055. -—_ THREE CENTS. lazi Bomb Kills U. S. tiding Americans in iermans Blast 2 Allied Bases •truck in Heart !y Splinter in laid on Dombas r GARNETT D. HORNER. ipt. Robert M. Losey, 31, an itant United States military che in Stockholm, was killed i German bomb in Norway ?rday while trying to help uate families of American ign Service officers from the zone, the State Department informed today. ; death is the first American ling casualty in the second d War. following several nar escapes for diplomatic officials >rman and Russian bombings of id. Finland and Norway. ■derick A. Sterling, American >ter to Sweden, cabled to the ‘ Department at/1 p.m. .(Stock time) that he had just been fri ed of Capt.: Losey s death, in* "am from Opdal, Norway, d by a Maj. Yssum, presumably irwegian Army officer. Dated rday, this telegram read: nerican Military Attache Capt. ' w«.> Muru uy ueiman per at Domtoas today. Inform Harriman. He will be. sent to ow i Mondavi via Roros to ias w-here instructions from ions are awaited.” iretary of State Hull, expressing regret at the death of Capt. said at his press conference ’ that he would have to get • information about immediate instances surrounding the 1 before he could say whether diplomatic action would be 1 by this Government. Struck in Heart. >m Stockholm came word that Goteborg newspaper Handels ingen said the American offi vas killed by a bomb splinter a struck him in the heart, e captain, it said, was stand jpright in a mountain tunnel ig a German air bombardment ombas when a bomb exploded d of the tunnel and a frag struck him. The newspaper nobody else in the tunnel was mbas is on the railroad about tiles south and west of Trond Comdr. Ole O. Hagen, Amer naval attache who now is near ias was asked by Mr. Sterling :eive the body and await further actions. e State Department immedi instructed Mr. Sterling to ob all possible information on the amstances of Capt. Losey’g i. Aiding U. S. Refugees, s. Florence Jaffray Harriman, ican Minister tq Norway, bad ted Saturday to the depart from Sarna, Sweden, that' Losev had gone into Norway! tablish contact with a party of ican women and children being lated under escort of Lt. Comdr. i n. The party of refugees, in-) ng 17 wives and children of tn service officers remaining on at Oslo, safely crossed the bor nto Sweden at Fjallnas yester the department was informed, s. Harriman, who accompanied Norwegian government on its t from Oslo in the face of Ger- j invasion, narrowly escaped I lan bombing herself last week, reported Friday that she had through barricades around •um shortly before the town destroyed by German bombers, 50 casualties. pt. Losey served from August, to January, 1940, with the ling and operations section of office of the chief of Air Corps In February he left for Hel . Finland, as assistant military 'he for air. Early this month vas given the additional duty ssistant military attache for air forway and Sweden. Commissioned in 1929. was born May 27, 1908, at •ew. Iowa, and was appointed le Military Academy from New iy in 1925. On graduation in he was commissioned a second enant of field artillery. He had detailed at Brooks Field, is; Kelly Field. Texas; Mather 1, Calif., and Barksdale Field, 1934 he was ordered to the ornia Institute of Technology, was graduated with the degree taster of science in meteorology, s then served at March Field as ;orological officer until August, , when he returned to the insti • The following June he re ed the degree of master of ice in air engineering. Fol ng his graduation, he came to hington for his tour of duty i. ipt. Losey is survived by his wife, "TSee LOSEY7 Page A-3.) r inese Claim Capture Japanese Center ie Associated Press. IUNGKING, April 22.—Capture i Japanese strategic center 25 s northwest of Nanchang by iese troops driving toward the time capital of Kiangsi Province reported today by the Chinese tral ^Jews Agency, eanwhile, the news agency said, ting continued around Chung Mountain in the southwestern , of Shansi Province, to which Japanese were said to have ied reinforcements of 40.000 men be past few days, re Chinese asserted they had feed Japanese efforts to move hward across the Yellow River ler of the province. j CAPT. ROBERT M. LOSEY. British Planes Bomb German Troop Ferry By Air lo Norway Aalborg and Stavanger Bases Are Attacked In Night Raids B.v the Associated Press. LONDON. April 22.—The British air force is synchronizing raids on German bases in Norway and Den mark, attempting to choke off the Nazi air ferry service which poured German troops into the invaded north country. Air Ministry announcements said both Aalborg, in Northern Denmark, and Stavanger, Southern Norwegian port, had been raided during the night by British bombers repeating attacks that on the previous night also included Kristiansand, another j southern port. The Stavanger airdrome was “bombed and machine-gunned" de stroying “a number of enemy air craft,” the ministry said. The Aal borg airdrome, which British be lieve Is Germany’s only large field in Denmark, was said to have suffered “extensive damage by high explo sive and Incendiary bombs.” (Danish police declared a state of “air alarm” today in Aalborg and issued instructions for safety during bombing attacks.! British fighters today drove off two planes seenasmr'-tKe STretlancT Islands, off tW northern Scottish coast. No bfenmg^were, dccgjped. Claim NumbefCjft'iii .An unolficiaF aifipnfication §f the raid OH'-thi Aalborg Ajrdrome; 100 air miles from Nferjfkyy smiaStlnV] “8u number of enemv aircraft” were destroy; SrfiWfceiH ffi££”;btartid1 •fid ex'ttftsiv’e'da’ffiagr d6ne to fhe suftace erf the aardrome- vand its buii&igs. r* v T _ 7 U v- •: » \ \ The- release added that the first i British. rAidkfS Jddrwl fil^hl”; flying j operatic^? «^fbgr&s at Aalborg. It* said: "The airdrofite- boundary lights were on, the flare path was in posi tion and four enemy aircraft were circling the field preparatory to landing. They quickly made off when a British bomber opened the attack.” Ground defense forces were active, searchlights were ranging in wide arcs and anti-aircraft fire W'as in tense, the report continued, “as the British aircraft, striking in rapid succession, came in over the target.” Control lower Bombed. “One pilot, approaching from a height of only 100 feet, found that most of the searchlights could not be depressed to so low a level and, rising over the target, was able to place an accurate salvo of bombs on a road near the airdrome control tower.” By the light of the moon at Sta vanger, Norway, nearly 50 enemy planes were seen scattered around the edge of the bomb-pitted air drome by flyers raiding that point, this unofficial account said. About 15 of the planes, grouped close to llSeelLONDON 7Page~A-6l Namsos, Andalsnes Left in Flames, Berlin Declares u. S. TELLS NATIONALS in Hun gary to consider leaving soon; extension of war would obstruct travel, Legation advises. Page A-ll By LOUIS P. LOCHNER, Associated Press Foreign Correspondent. BERLIN, April 22.—A pro longed Nazi air raid which left in flames two Norwegian ports used by the allies as troop foot holds was reported today as the Germans said they had scored new triumphs over their foe. DNB, official German news agency., said the . West Norwegian towns of Namsos and Andalsnes. respectively 100 miles north and south of the German-held city of Trondheim, were burning after being hard hit by German bombs. DNB added that British troops at Namsos fled in panic to the mountains during the raid. On other fronts, the German com munique said the British lost two submarines over the week end and that the British had bombarded the far-northern ore port of Narvik but did not land troops. The DNB report, supplementing the high command’s communique, said the Germans had gained ground ! steadily northeast and south of Trondheim. 1 Planes Shot Down. Meanwhile, it was announced officially that nine British and two j French planes St}Ct del*# ing yesterday's aerial fighting'ovef Norway, thetNarth-j.£«i and the western front,,., . ,v q . . ••• ,v;v A Tw British bombers' were said to have been shutdown b9c?'StaVing^f! Airport, foum,crashed m. a raid0 on! ss% assw the others were downed on the west ern front. (The allies also claimed to have shot dinth li German planes over the week end. Unverified claims indicated three additional planes may have been brought down, (German pilots flew over northern, eastern and southeast ern districts of France, as well as. the Paris area, axillary quar ters said, and allied flyers carried out missions over Germiny.) DNB reported that Gorman troops OUtfrom Oslo stormed Nor wegiiuMtMnipfod positions near Lindehafffle and that Gjovlk north west of Oslo, had been captured After the Norwegians suffered heavy losses' 2^. jSS ly It was asserted that fresh supplies jpfAaat munitions and Armored cars •hiki.lSelfife iHpved to. Norway with out a hitch. "S - v4thi -^^r0an ■ ue re pdne'cr "mSrt^tw’o jierchant «pet#;sunk A British de rnWi*'. istr in fighting around Norway. :. .J c< announce Ttte'ht’aesdrfb ed success m .-Occupied terri new communica tion lines between German forces ancy*«t*Ving off British attacks on German air bases. The Germans said they expanded their occupation of the Trondheim area without meeting serious op position. Bergen and Stavanger Linked. Further success in the Bergen region as well as around Oslo was reported. The Oslo German forces have established connections with Stavanger, where German troops are landed by air transport, it was said. The high command communique follows: “Narvik again was bombarded yes terday by enemy naval forces with out effecting a landing of troops anywhere in the regions occupied by Germans. “German troops in the Trondheim region reached points important for the continuation' of operations. No serious fighting occurred anywhere. “In the Bergen sector booty seized by German troops was increased by a number of modern' guns and a considerable amount of material. “A land connection between Ger man troops in occupied regions from (See BERLIN, Page A-5.) Summary of Today's Star Page, i Amusements, B-16 Comics B-14-15 Editorials A-8 Finance A-15 Lost, Found B-ll Page. Obituary A-10 Radio B-14 Serial Story B-8 Society B-3 Sports A-12-14 Woman's Page, B-10 Foreign British planes blast German air ferry to Norway. Page A-l Nazi bomb kills U. S. attache aiding refugees. Page A-l 2 British subs and 4 planes week end toll, say Nazis. Page A-l Destroyer officer describes dramatic Narvik battle. Page A-2 Far East situation seen threatening U. S.-Japanese war. Page A-2 Nazi envoy in Rome reported on way home to see Hitler. Page A-6 National Senate expenditures group to probe Maryland campaign. Page A-l Farley lauds foreign policy of Roose velt administration. Page A-l Heavy tides hit New England after severe storm. Page A-2 Inquiry opens in train wreck killing 30 persons. Page A-3 Associated Press meeting hears four war correspondents. Page A-3 Pennsylvania voters to decide Guf fey’s fate tomorrow. Page A-7 Congress seen appropriating $7,870, 000,000 this year. Page A-7 Harrington tells W. P. A. workers to vote as they please. PageA-U Cotton and grain payments dispute delays farm bill. Page A-18 Washington and Vicinity House begins fight over sales-income tax legislation. Page A-l Six suicides recorded in Washing ton during week end. Page A-l Commissioner Young pledges support to D. C. Committee. Page A-2 Senate hearings on 1841 D. C. appro priation bill begun. Page B-l 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 Frederic William Wile. Page A-9 Constantine Brown. Page A-9 Charles G. Ross. Page A-9 Alsop and Kintner. Page A-9 Sports Boston’s chill threatens to add to woes of Nats. Page A-12 Tests due this week may untangle Kentucky Derby dope. Page A-12 Coach rates Central nine best in school's history. PageA-13 Star-sponsored Federal golf tourney schedule praised. Page A-14 Miscellany Nature's Children. PageB-U Letter-Out. Page B-14 Bedtime Story. Page B-14 Winning Contract. Page B-14 Uncle Ray’s Comer. Page B-15 Crossword Pussla. Page B-15 For Evacuation Before Attack By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, April 22.—Brit ish warnings that the far-north Norwegian port of Narvik, held by Germany, would be bombard ed and advising residents to leave the ore town before firing starts broadcast three tlmss The British the Narvik citi zens until Eastern Standard timet to leave the be leaguered pqrt: *5 ■." ■* i ~ ' | The Britudi deaktoa -Jo subject Narvik to concentrated bombard ment apparently was the allied an swer to the German aerial attack yesterday on Namsos, Norwegian port south of Narvik and a landing place for British troops. Allied troops apparently were oc cupying positions north and south of Narvik, but the German garrison was said to have been strongly reinforced by troops flown in by aerial transports. Twenty planes were said to have landed Friday, 15 Saturday and 3 yesterday. Swedish sources estimated the Nazi forces there now total 3.000, while the British were believed to have landed more than 5,000 men at Harstad, 35 miles north. Swedes Pretest to Reich. Meanwhile, Sweden protested strongly to Berlin against incursions by Meat warplanes over her territory arid asked measures to prevent repetition of flights which ‘‘yester dav were especially numerous and a steadily expandittg* tohttteBoneiKjftxt door tln3 Neawtoy.! Sweden already hjad t^kep .swecp irijf pfecatitibns to! prevent the &>n Si«£ man ^infringing oriicHer.tito t> j Javoc'o) vis Fast-moving columns of, British ^iS^WSM-Troopi atrtflWWHl? inland from debaiication points on Norway's coast, were reported en gaged in a series of fierce clashes : with German forces on the Trond-1 heim and Oslo fronts.. aTk .a. uw T -i The ing into a full-fledged war in the S! TCKSfrCT) Norwegians and Germans, some movsiiM . behind UufUw amjotbet^ attacking ' linfler Cover of'' artillery tnd 'aeelalbtAibandmenls. I Focal pqbits of ...the fighting ap parently were VerdklflOra, .35 miles north of TrondheWC-Wftd Blvetom, 60 miles north of Oslo, near the Swedish frontier. Approximately 300 mifcs^f. rough yw*aw separate# the two battle fronts. TBeyflgHttng around VerdftlsOra. according to Swedish sources, de veloped when allied forces, driving south after effecting -a landing at Narasog,,..atfempfed tp , break, .the GermfiYl tiolcf on the f00-mile rail way ilhift toikltor'thBt "pok-t Trondheim, the key ,tp Cental Nfir way. . Verdalsora,.'tWutty. cause it lies pn the. railway- ljne and a highway leMffing^W (fi^m^h: border 30 mile&,§ft&y, in flames as the opposing forces fought for Its possession. . > Allies Traveled 160 Miles. The allied troops attempting to stem the German advance north from Oslo were reported to have reached Elverum after traveling more than 160 miles by rail from the west coast port of Andalsnes, which is 100 miles south of Trond heim. The Norwegian Legation here an nounced early today that the swift moving allied column, supported by tanks, had attacked the Germans at Elverum after dislodging the in vaders from Hamar, 20 miles to the west. There were unconfirmed re ports that the British actually had occupied Elverum. (In Berlin. German sources de nied the British had recaptured Hamar.) The progress of the fighting In this area, however, was confused by German reports that Nazi troops had reached Lillehammer, 25 miles north of Hamar. A Norwegian communi que said the Germans had attacked Lillehammer repeatedly from the air last night, but did not acknowl edge that it had fallen. Sweden, holding steadfastly to her policy of neutrality, was keyed to taut readiness as the war swirled close along her frontiers. Sweden achieved peak preparedness short of general mobilization. • Swedes were worried by incursions or German planes. Extraordinary air defense precautions were taken and one influential Swedish news paper went so far as to charge that German airmen were reconnolterlng Sweden’s defenses. Swedish anti-aircraft batteries, under strict orders to guard against (See STOCKHOLM, Page A-5.) r~--1 Forum Discussion On Farm Labor Secretary of Agriculture Wal lace and Col. Philip B. Fleming, administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Labor De partment, will be the speakers tonight on the National Radio Forum over WMAL at 10:30 o'clock. Secretary Wallace will discuss with Col. Fleming "The Rela tion of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Agriculture.”' The program is arranged by The Star and is heard over a enast-to-coast network of the National Broadcasting Co. /^JAciobuVe \ [ Certainly got ro \ ( B05$,Mebbe l HAVE SOMETHING.) I’VE. BEEN Too >—ERALjj POKER \ OLD MENS f *\OOM IH _ _ III Roosevelt Calls for a Liberal Pair Picketing Limitations Are Puled Invalid By Supreme Court Alabama and California Laws Held Curbs on FVe'dddm of Discussion ■*' i 1 e'TL'i i ;V' ' C By tb* Associated Prew^ r. Legislation regulating picketing in Alabama arid a Califdrrfia county was held unconstitutional today by the Supreme Court, The Alabama ‘rftattfie. rehacted in 1923, was challenged by the Ameri can Federation of Labor on behalf of Byron Thornhill. The Shasta County (Calif.) ordi nance. paired tn was attacked by the c. li: o. klfbehatr «r John CaTlSOrt. * - ■**'* : Justice Murphy, who delivered bolt) opinions. srSld they lirfiKed free dom ofdfscirssi6n. ‘ r, 1' Justice McReynolds dissented. In another decision . t<jd«y the court ’held' Invalid ah agreement tinder which San Francisco trans fers! to a private power corporation Electric energy generated at the HetwhHetehy hydro-electric project. In the picketing case, counsel for th^1 American Federation of Labor, representing Mr; Thornhill, had con tended- the' Alabama statute.' as in *»**««**> by IkvKT State " Supreme mssreiissKt'S fringed- fneodoin,pf£peech. No Thyeats,'Court Told. • Mr. 'ttiornhill s&ra that all he did was to aik another employe of the Brpwn Wpod Preserving Co., Inc.. of'Brownsville, Ara., not to resume hkl*?jafik>ymeiu (:ontil a strike in ^progress had been settled. >^a*wre 3tvere -rid threats or show •'Cb'nn&rfbr the C. I. O., repre senting Mr. Carlson, contended the Shasta County ordinance prohibited peaceful picketing and hence un constitutionally infringed freedom of speech. Shasta County officials said Mr. Carlson was one of 29 C. I. O. pickets carrying banners at the site of the Delta Tunnel project, where there was a jurisdictional dispute between the C. I. O. and the A. F. L. Mr. Carlson was said to have carried a banner on which was inscribed: "This job unfair to C. I.O ’’ California Ordinance. The Shasta County ordinance pro hibited picketing in the vicinity of any place of business for the pur pose of influencing persons to re frain from working there. Mr. Carlson was sentenced to serve 12 days in jail or pay a $25 fine. His conviction was upheld by the Cali fornia Superior Court for Shasta County. In the Alabama case the statute prohibited picketing “for the pur pose of hindering, delaying or inter fering with or injuring any lawful business or enterprise of another.” It also outlawed loitering, “with out a just cause or legal excuse.” near a place of business for the pur pose of inducing other persons not to trade with or work for the busi ness. Mr. Thornhill was fined $100. His conviction was sustained by the Alabama Court of Appeals. “Thwarted Law’s Purpose.” Government attorneys said the Hetch Hetchy decision would per mit San Francisco to acquire a municipal distribution * system or arrange with a private power com pany for distribution of the current without the latter having any con trol over it. Justice Black delivered the opinion (See COURT, :Page A-7.) Cromwell to Resign As Minister to Canada By the Associated Press. OTTAWA, April 22.—James H. Cromwell, United States Minister to Canada, will resign his post within the next month to run for the Demo cratic nomination as Senator from New Jersey. Mr. Cromwell in malting this an nouncement said he ‘‘had to resign’’ in view of Secretary of State Hull’s statement, made Saturday, that he expected the envoy to Canada to leave his post to contest the New Jersey primary on May 21. Mr. Cromwell, who was appointed Minister here on January 4, ex pressed regret that he would not be able to make a projected tour of the Dominion with his wife, the former Doris Duke. Democrats Take Foreign Policy As Key Campaign T heme Farley Joins Chorus and Calls Roosevelt's Record for Keeping Out of War 'Remarkable' By the Associated Press. In line with Fresident Roosevelt’s i assertion that the United States “was keeping out of the wars in Europe and Asia." Democratic lead ers gave every indication today of making administration foreign pol icy a key point in their political campaigning. The latest expression of Demo cratic views came last night from Postmaster General Farley, who de clared that the record of the Roose velt administration in keeping the Nation out of war was a “remark ably outstanding one" and called for a solid front by the republics of this continent against European aggres sion. Mr. Roosevelt touched on world relations in a radio speech Saturday night to Young Democrats’ rallies. | in which he called for nomination by his party of "a liberal pair of candidates, running on a liberal and forward-looking platform." The President gave no hint as to what candidates might win his sup port in event he does not run for a third term, but observers were quick to attach political significance l to a conference it was learned Mr. Roosevelt shortly will have with Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Montana. Mr. Wheeler, a potential candidate for the presidency if Mr. Roosevelt does not run, also has figured in speculation as a possible running mate for President Roose (See POLITICS, Page~A^4.) i Senate Unit Orders Probe of Spending In Maryland Race • Committee Acts on 'Own Initiative' in Contest Of Radcliffe and Bruce Bv G. GOl'LD LINCOLN. , Investigators of the Senate Cam ■ paign Expenditures Committee to- \ day were ordered into Maryland to look into charges of heavy spending | in the Democratic senatorial pri ; mary campaign. Chairman Gillette of Iowa said j the committee was “acting on its ! own initiative,” as it is empowered j i to do, and on its own information, j No sworn complaints had been j made, he added. i Opponents in the primary are i Senator Radcliffe and Howard j Bruce, Democratic national commit ; teeman for Maryland. Senator Gillette said no orders had gone out to inquire into the ! State's Republican senatorial cam paign in which former Gov. Nice ! and former Mayor William E. I Broening of Baltimore are the con | testants. Tydings Made Charge in Talk. Senator Tydings of Maryland, who is supporting Senator Radcliffe for renomination, speaking Friday at Frederick, charged that “money is being spent in this campaign like it has never been spent before.” He insisted there was widespread use of money in the Bruce campaign. “We’ve got to provide some way in this State,” said Senator Tydings, “where a poor man can run for of fice. I’m afraid things are reaching a point where unless we put up safe guards at once, a poor man never will be able to hold any sort of office in Maryland. * He said that very few $1,000 news paper advertisements, little radio time and no groups of 15 or 20 paid workers in every county would be utilized by Senator Radcliffe, implying that these agencies were being utilized by Mr. Bruce. “You can’t do those things when (See POLITICS, Page (V-To.) Youth, 19, Unhappy In Love, Among Six Suicides in 48 Hours Only Son, Home on Visit, Found Dead in Garage By Anxious Father A 19-year-old boy—an only son. home from school for a week-end visit—was found dead by his father early today, a suicide because of an j unhappy love affair. He was the sixth person to commit suicide in Washington since midnight Satur day. In addition, a 29-year-old woman lay near death in Emergency Hos pital after a plunge from the Cal- j vert Street Bridge. Members of her family said they believed she had attempted to kill herself. The dead are: George C. Stenz, 19, of 3328 Mount Pleasant street N.W., a Central High School graduate, found dead of car- ! bon monoxide poisoning in the ga rage behind his home. Near the body was a note addressed to his sweetheart, with whom he had ap parently quarreled. Mrs. Ethel Hillman, 43, found dead in the kitchen of her apartment at 1133 Thirteenth street N.W. early | today by her husband. Gas jets were open. Police said she left no notes, but had made previous at tempts to kill herself. Jane Z. Lofink, 25, of 1436 Ogden street N.W., an Agriculture Depart ment employe, who was found dead in bed early yesterday, apparently from an overdose of sleeping powder. She left notes in which she said, “I broke my heart . . Lemuel K. Taylor, 46, a World War veteran, who leaped three stories down an inside stairwell in Walter Reed Hospital early yester day. He had been a patient at the hospital for several months. James Louis Cook, 32, of 1015 Sev enteenth place N.E., who was found dead in the gas-filled kitchen of his home last night by his wife. Andrew C. Murphy, 29, of 1121 I street N.E.. son of a retired police man. found dead of gas poisoning in (See ~SUICIDE~Page A-4.) Fort's Guns Saved From Raiders In Spirited Arlington Action (Picture on Page B-l.) The United States Army had gained its first close look at an au thentic “blitzkreig” today and there was a movement on foot to see that all the country’s artillery be an chored more securely as a result. When reports of the first engage ment in the lightning war were all in, it was possible to determine: 1. That two colored men, mighty of muscle, were very definitely in the guardhouse, while a third was in full and speedy retreat. 2. That one 300-pound cannon was missing from old Port McPher son in the Arlington Cemetery-Port Myer reservation and that a 600 pound cannon was out of action— and almost out of sight. The two prisoners of war were haled before a United States com missioner in Alexandria, Va., this morning, charged with stealing Government property—to wit, the 300-pound and the 600-pound can non. The tale shaped up as follows: A visitor in the Arlington Ceme tery about 3:45 pm., yesterday no ticed some strange doings in the Fort McPherson section. He summoned guards and Sergt. Augustus H. Sel linger and Pvt. Phillips L. G. Ruark came on the double quick. They arrived at the base of an embankment to find two colored youths getting into an automobile. They took a second look at the car. Out the back door protruded a piece of artillery. It was a good sized cannon—made of bronze in Civil War days, weighing about 600 pounds and stretching 7 feet over all. The cemetery guards, both ex soldiers, closed in and captured the boys. The two looked a little sheep ish and then explained that they bad been up on the embankment (See GUNS, Page A-3.) House Votes To Consider D. C. Sales Tax Decides to Take Up Plan for Dual Levy; Tally Is 229 to 40 BULLETIN. The House voted. 229 to 40, this afternoon to consider a bill pro viding a combination retail sales income tax for the District. Three weeks ago the House flatly re fused to even consider the plan. Another bitter fight over a bill providing for a comoination retail sales-income tax in the District was presaged in the House today. The first indication of the impend ing battle came shortly before 1 o’clock as Representative Kennedy, Democrat, of Maryland, a member of the District Committee, demanded a roll call of the House membership on a point of no quorum. He gave no reason for this move Three weeks ago the House by an overwhelming vote flatly refused even to consider the dual tax plan. Representative Kennedy raised his point of no quorum as Repre sentative Nichols, Democrat, of Oklahoma, champion of the com bined sales-income tax plan walked into the well of the House to ap peal for its consideration. Just a few minutes before. Chair man Randolph of the District Com mittee had urged the House to de vote the afternoon to a discussion of the local tax situation, a subject, he said, with which the committee had found to be very difficult to solve. Representative Randolph also pointed out the District faces an anticipated revenue shortage of about $1,000,000 at the close of tha current fiscal year, June 30. Moving swiftly, the House in advance of Mr. Randolph's plea for consideration of the District fiscal situation, passed and sent to the Senate five bills. These provide: 1. A sabbatical leave of absence with part pay for District school teachers. 2. Revision of the Indeterminate Sentence and Parole Act to bring It into closer conformity with Fed eral law. 3. Tightening of existing law reg ulating the practice of dentistry. 4. Strengthening existing law regulating the practice of podiatry. 5. Issuance of a license to Dr. A. L. Ridings to practice the heal ing art. Retirement Bill Not Considered. A sixth bill—one which would authorize the voluntary retirement of police and firemen with half pay after 25 years’ service—was not called up. There was discussion over only one bill that was passed—the one to tighten the law regulating podi atrists. It was engendered by Rep resentative Bolles. Republican, of Wisconsin, a member of the District Committee, who pleaded with the House to kill the measure. “We are regulating everything now except blacksmiths.” he declared, “but they have gone out of busi ness.” Three Washingtonians, Adrift in Bay, Saved Three Washingtonians were res cued early today from their dis abled cabin cruiser in the wind lashed Chesapeake Bay off Point Lookout, Md., by the Norfolk & Washington steamer Northland. The victims had been adrift for nine hours. According to reports of the steam ship company, those rescued were William G. Fritz, official of the Washington Council of Social Agencies, and Mrs. Fritz and Max Esper. a newspaper photographer. Sailors aboard the Northland said the ship's lookout, Robert L. Mil burn, sighted distress flares, appar ently made by the photographer's flash bulbs, shortly after midnight, and the steamer, under orders of her captain, Thomas J. Hewitt, pro ceeded at once to the rescue. Griffs' Game Postponed Special Dispatch to The Star. BOSTON. April 22.—Today’s game between the Nationals and Red Sox was called off on account of wet grounds. Explosion Sinks Steamer LONDON, April 22 (/P).—The Nor wegian steamer Bravore, 1,458 tons, sank today after an explosion off the southeast coast of England. Twenty of the crew of 24 were Bulletins Symphony Row Settled The National Symphony Or chestra’s contract dispute with the Musicians’ Protective Union was settled today when the board of directors of the orchestra asso ciation voted unanimously to ac cept the new compromise for mula. The union approved the plan Saturday. (Early Story on Page B-l.) W. P. A. Charges Studied In secret session, the House subcommittee handling the $975, 009,004 W. P. A. appropriation biU discussed with W. P. A. chiefs today that some of the money previously given the relief agency was mishandled. The charges, contained in a report by J. O’Con nor Roberts, committee counsel, have not been made public, but Chairman Woodrum said that in general they alleged excessive • travel expenses and administra tive costs, and W. P. A. work done on private property.