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Of Nazi Expedition, Didn't Believe If Big Troop Concentration Information Sounded Too Much Like Plant Because of the invasion of Nor Way and Denmark, Mr. White has interrupted his trip to the Balkans to send the following and succeeding dispatches on events in the North. By WILLIAM L. WHITE. PARIS (By Wireless).—Not so many weeks ago on my way out of Finland, just before the war there closed down, I passed through Scan dinavia and the low countries, stop ping about a week in each capital The question which then interested me most, since I had just come from Finland, was which of thfte other little nations would really fight when its number was called, as all their numbers probably will be called before this present war is over, or even well begun. The resulting box score, which I set down in my notebook when I reached London, holds good today Here it is: Swedes: Probably will fight. Norwegians: Certainly will fight, but can’t do much. Danes: Couldn't do much if thev did fight, but won’t even do that. Dutch: Certainly will fight and can do a lot. Belgians: Ditto for Belgium. All Hope Allies Will Win. I also checked on their feelings about the big war and found that they all fervently hoped the allies would win: the highest pacentage of pro-German sentiment was an estimated 10 per cent in Denmark but even here I was cautioned that not all this 10 could be counted as pro-Nazi. The big hotels in both Copenhagen apd Oslo were crawling with Ger mans, most of them apparently hard-eyed young officers in civilian clothes, up to we did not know' j what. And let me now confess that i while I was in Berlin I heard all | about the landing expedition which has since grabbed Norway. I got from what was considered a very authentic inside source the story about the huge concentration oi troops in a north German port, be ing trained daily in embarking and disembarking with full equipment, for some kind of an overseas land ing expedition. Didn’ Believe Story. I had the whole story and didn’t send it because I didn’t believe it, Z didn't believe it because the source Was so very good that I was sure it Was a plant—as many stories in Ber lin turn out to be. I was a wise guy and I wasn’t going to be taken for a ride. None of us were remotely thinking of Norway then—it was just before the Finnish war started —and we assumed that such an ex ACTOR ARRIVES—John Payne, film player, pictured as he alighted at Washington Airport after a trip by air liner from Hollywood yester day. Mr. Payne was en route to Baltimore to join other members of the company en gaged in production of “Mary land,” a Technicolor motion picture. —Star Staff Photo. pedition could only be directed against England. We knew, of course, that from the military standpoint such a plan was nuts. And we thought—or at least I did—that the Germans were care fully framing us with this story either to confuse and fluster the English and hide their real plans, or for the purpose of making it the pretext for heaving some of us out of the country for sending such a wild yarn. And that’s the storv ! of the story I was too smart too send from Berlin. Woman's Traffic Death Is Ruled Accident A verdict of accidental death due i to the carelessness of the victim i was returned by a coroner's jury at 1 an inquest yesterday into the traffic death on April 12 of Olive May | Mason, 35, colored, of 1545 Fourth ! street N.W. The woman was struck about 7 p.m. by a southbound au : tomobile operated by Robert L. Miller, 20, of Berwyn Heights, Md„ as she was crossing First street be tween Seaton place and S street N.W. Testimony at the inquest revealed that the victim was crossing not in a crosswalk and that she apparently had stepped into the street from between parked cars, since auto mobiles were parked solidly along both sides of the street. The weather at the time of the accident was said to be a mixture of rain and snow. In Scotland, the principal local court is the Sheriff's Court. Dr. Kindler Praises Pioneer Qualities Of Carolinians Many Trained Selves, Says Conductor as / Auditions End Dr. Hans Kindler, exhausted from two and a half days of hearing the scraping of violins, the blowing of horns and the pounding of pianos during auditions of 67 young musi cians, expressed his conviction to day that the pioneer qualities of early America have survived in the rural counties of North Carolina. The conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra last night con cluded the auditions for Leopold Stokowski's All-American Youth Orchesta which will tour South America this summer. More than 30 of the musicians, between the required ages of 18 and 25, were from the District, but it was of the North Carolinians that Dr. Kindler was most anxious to speak. “Those young people, with less opportunities than city folk have, were the most fervent,” he de clared, pointing out that many of them had to train themselves. He said about 25 young people had come up from North Carolina for the auditions, which embraced four States and the District, and that only two came from Maryland The other States were Virginia and West Virginia. Terming it “a sign of pioneer quality,’ he said the talent of some of the young people who loved mu sic enough to train themselves was “perfectly marvelous.” He also re vealed that “one of the greatest trombone players I have ever heard'* was in the North Carolina contin gent. Dr. Kindler hasn’t decided yet which of the young contestants will be recommended to Mr. Stokowski, You’ll Enjoy I Our Lobster QEC Subgum Chow Mein DINNER FREE PARKING ON OVR LOT Tte 6tlt£tfT 17 IS Win. Ave. (»t K St.) Ml. W.VI7 MSN MIKES I ME DIFFERENCE WHEN Y0> NT JEWELRY IY ' % CASH JEWSUIS 61515HiSt. N.W. 617 7rti St. N.W. i \ si a 4 * f\ * y C « V€ *« * •* ^ • #, * * Your bride deserves the finest ... a CERTIFIED PERFECT DIAMOND ring, forever to symbolize your love and devotion. A certified perfect gem retains its value as well as its beauty. Proof of its value is in the fact that we will give you the full purchase price when trading in for a larger stone. Come in today and consult our diamond experts. Convenient terms to suit you may be arranged. but he expects at least 20 will sur vive the elimination and that sev eral of these will win places In the All-American Youth Orchestra. Mr. Stokowski, who is now mak ing a Nation-wide tour to select 110 musicians for his orchestra, will come here the end of May to take his pick of the musicians from this section. Then all the finalists will assem ble here for about three weeks of rehearsal, concluding with a con cert, probably at the Water Gate, before they leave for New York and South America. Bill Opens St. Elizabeth's To Virgin Islanders The House District Committee had before it for consideration today the draft of a bill which would authorize citizens of the Virgin Islands legally adjudged to be in sane to be admitted to St. Eliza beth’s Hospital. The legislation was requested by the Interior Department which ex plained in a letter to Speaker Bankhead there is now no hospital for mental patients on the islands. Beauvoir Open House Will Be Held Tomorrow Beauvoir, the National Cathedral elementary school, will hold its an nual open house tomorrow at 4 p.m. Mrs. Elizabeth Glascock Taylor, principal, will receive guests, who are expected to include the Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop of Wash ington and president of the Board of Trustees. Children’s work will be on exhibi tion and some of the children will aid in showing the guests around. Northeast Trade Unit Calls for Stadium Seating 100,000 Association Acts After Bowdler Voices Opposition to Cut Any reduction in the 100,000 seat ing capacity of the District’s pro posed stadium was opposed by the Northeast Businessmen’s Associa tion last night on the motion ol Louis L. Bowdler, president of the Federation of Businessmen’s Asso ciation, who said that 60,000 seats would be inadequate for many gath erings in the Nation’s Capital. “Any national convention,” Mr. Bowdler said, “should be held in the National Capital, and a .stadium seating only 60,000 would not be large enough.” In a written report, Ray G. Dunne, chairman of the Streets and High ways Committee, stated all service stations on Benning road from Fif teenth and H streets to Thirty-fifth street N.E. had been provide^ with petitions to be signed by customers asking for the immediate paving of Benning road between these streets. Car tracks were pictured as not only a hindrance to business on I TRUNKS— sr*z,r Repairing of Leather Goods | G. W. King, jr., 51111th St. N.W. Benning road but a hazard to mo torists. The Health Committee reported tlie Washington Terminal Co. nas been contacted on the condition of the H street NJE. viaduct, relative to "deplorable, unclean and poorly lighted" conditions. The overcrowded conditions in the Elliott Junior High School was brought out in a letter read to the group. It stated the school, with a capacity of 879, had an enroll ment of 1,087 and it probably would reach 1,243 by 1943. It asked that an addition be made to the school or that a new building be erected. This complaint, with another re garding the Wheatley School cinder problem, will be referred to the citizens’ associations concerned. Members voted that any profit realized from the outing of the federation on July 16 be turned into the building fund for a permanent home for the association. The meeting, held in the North east branch of the Hamilton Na tional Bank, was presided over by James P. Rogers, president. Townsend-Sees Success Senator Townsend, Republican, of Delaware said today he expected to obtain Senate approval early next week of his bill forbidding future Treasury purchases of foreign silver. He expressed confidence that enough Democrats would join with Republi cans to assure passage WSf Get the perch remdv for * summer pie with Moore* I Perch »ni Deck Paint. 1 922 N. Y. Ave.No. 8610 Hawaiian Delegation Instructed for Roosevelt By the Associated Press. • HONOLULU, April 26.—The Ha waii Democratic convention has in structed its six delegates to the na tional convention in Chicago to vote for the renomination of President Roosevelt. The delegates Were further in structed at a meeting last night to vote for any person Indorsed by President Roosevelt should he de cline to run for a third term. Politi cally informed persons said this ac tion defeated an attempt to throw the Hawaiian vote to Postmaster James A. Parley after the first ballot. 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