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Willkie Delays Plans
For Campaign Until
Talk With McNary
Subcommittee Meets
Twice, Adjourns for
Washington Session
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. July 6.—The Repub
lican presidential campaign setup
was still in the formative stage to
night and there were some' indica
tions that the projected three-man
board of strategy to direct Wendell
L. Willkie's vote drive might not
A special subcommittee of the Re
publican National Committee, with
which Mr. Willkie has held two ses
tions, adjourned to meet again in
Washington Tuesday morning with
out having reached a definite con
clusion on campaign organization.
Awaits McNary Talk.
“No final decisions have been
made," Mr. Willkie said, “regardless
of speculations, and there ■will be
none until I have had an oppor
tunity to discuss the entire matter
with Senator McNary.”
Mr. Willkie plans to leave New
York Monday by plane for Wash
ington to confer with Senator Mc
Nary, his running mate.
The nominee said the subcom
mittee had agreed upon all but
one member of the 15-member ex
ecutive committee. Previously it had
been expected that the organization
and personnel of the campaign set
up would be announced at the con
clusion of today’s meeting.
The delay in reaching a decision
led some observers to believe that
the plan for a three-man commit
tee to direct the campaign might
be passed for a more orthodox
Martin Is Mentioned.
Mr. Willkie said today that the
question of a triumvirate had not
been decided upon, nor had a cam
paign qganager or a national chair
man been selected, although the
entire matter had been thoroughly
At the time he first mentioned
the three-man plan, however, Mr.
Wrllkie said it was merely one of
the propositions under considera
tion. He said he had in mind a
campaign manager to head the com
mittee, the national chairman to
direct the regular party organiza
- tion and a third man to take charge
of independent groups and sorve as
his personal representative on the
In connection with the posts of
national chairman and campa'gn
manager, the names of Representa
tive Joseph W. Martin. jr„ of Mas
sachusetts, House minority leader
and permanent chairman of last
week’s Philadelphia convention, and
Samuel W. Pryor, jr., national com
mitteeman from Connecticut, were
heard most frequently.
Vacation In Colorado.
There was no indication from the
conferees whether the present
chairman. John ip M. Hamilton,
would be retained in that capacity
or in some other.
Mr. Martin was an overnight guest
at Willkie’s apartment and the
nominee has had daily conversa
tions with Pryor, who is a member
of the subcommittee.
Mr. Willkie plans to leave Wash
ington by airplane for a Colorado
vacation next Tuesday after his
meeting in the Capital with the sub
Willkie Will Merge
Politics With Fish Fry
DENVER, July 6 UP).—Wendell L.
Willkie, Republican presidential
nominee, will fly to Colorado for a
vacation trip next week, Gov. Ralph
L. Carr, his host, said today.
Accompanying the nominee will
be Mrs. Willkie and son. Philip. They
plan to remain about two weeks.
The Willkies will come to Denver
In a chartered plane sometime Tues
day, the Governor said. The nom
inee will hold a press conference at
Denver and then go to the Broad
moor Hotel at Colorado Springs.
Wednesday and Thursday will be
spent in the Colorado Springs
region. Friday Mr. Willkie will
motor to Denver for a luncheon
with the Republican State Central
Committee and a reception.
Saturday Mr. Willkie will be
driven to the Gunnison country of
Western Colorado. Sunday he will
join thousands of others in a free
fish fry at Alma, mountain sports
The nominee will be taken to
Montrose, with a chance to inspect
Colorado's ‘‘million-dollar highway”
over Red Mountain Pass. The night
will be spent at Electra Lake near
Durango, in Southwest Colorado.
Monday the party will go to Du
rango. From there on plans are
“He may drive back to Colorado
Springs by way of the San Luis
Valley, or a plane may fly him back.
We hope to take him over the Trail
Ridge road (highest continuous
auto road in the world) and he may
take quick plane trips to Albu
querque, N. Mex., and Cheyenne,
Wyo., ’ the Governor explained.
House Republicans
To Dine With Willkie
Wendell L. Willkie, Republican
presidential nominee, will meet with
Republican members of Congress at
an informal dinner at 7:30 p.m. to
morrow in the Willard Hotel ball
Arrangements for the dinner are
being handled by a committee head
ed by Representative Horton of Wy
oming and including Senator Town
send of Delaware, House Minority
Leader Martin, Representative Dit
ter of Pennsylvania and Representa
tive Halleck of Indiana. There will
be r^p speeches at the dinner.
Willkie, the Republican choice for the presidency, brought this town fame, but also a new in
dustry. A manufacturing company here has applied for patents on the use of the phrase, “The
Hope of Our Country,” which stands over the doorway of the Elwood High School, and will use it
on metal Willkie car signs to be attached to license plates. The concern has interested the na
tional Willkie organizations in the signs and has started production. Mildred Cannon stacks
some of the signs. —Wide World Photo.
Leaders in Dark on Roosevelt
As Democratic Parley Nears
Some Think He Can't Withdraw at This Late
Date Without Creating Bad Psychology
The political scene shifts this week i
to the Democratic party and Chi
The big-'-and first question—to
be answered is: ‘•Will President
■Roosevelt run?”
Democratic leaders last night pro
fessed to be still at sea regarding
the President’s plans, although the
party's national convention opens
a week from tomorrow.
Some of these leaders took the
position that the President has al
lowed the question of his running
to go so long—and so far—that he
cannot now take hir.iself out of the
race, even if he desired to do so.
without creating a very bad psy
chology. Two reasons the Presi
dent might give, they admitted, for
not running. The first is that he
adheres to the third-term tradition,
coming down from George Wash
ington, Thomas Jefferson and An
drew Jackson. The second is the
matter of health. Those who have
seen the President recently say
that he appears to be in the best of
President Is Only Question Mark.
All question as to whether the
President will be renominated—
unless he himself puts on the
brakes—has long since gone by the
board. The demand for his renomi
nation has mounted with the pass
ing months. And now that the Re
publican party has put forward
something new in the way of a
candidate—Wendell L. Willkie—who
has caught the imagination of a
large number of persons, the in
sistence of the third termers has
become almost frantic.
Already the Democratic National
Committee headquarters have been
established in the convention city,
and National Chairman Farley will
be there soon “for the duration."
Committee meetings, however, mav
not begin until the latter part of the
The first so far scheduled is for
the Committee on Arrangements for
the convention, which is set for
Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. The Dem
ocratic National Committee will
meet Friday at 10:30 a.m., and the
Resolutions Committee at 2 pm.. to
get down to work on the party plat
form. Senator Wagner of New
York is expected to head that com
mittee and already has been working
on the document which eventually
will be laid before the national con
vention for approval.
New Deal Platform Seen.
The party platform will go the
limit in support of New Deal poli
cies, it is confidently predicted. Hie
me big fight which may arise is over
the foreign policy plank. It was
over such a plank that the Repub
licans battled in their Resolutions
Committee before the framing of
the G. O. P. platform. Senator
Wheeler of Montana and other
Democrats who are demanding that
the party take a strong stand
against American involvement in
the European war, will insist that
the plank be a definite peace pledge,
stronger along that line than the
Republican plank.
The Republican platform attacked
President Roosevelt and his admin
istration for failure to have the
country better prepared for na
tional defense. The Democratic
platform undoubtedly will praise
the President for what he has done
and is doing in the matter of more
adequate military and naval de
The convention will nominate its
presidential and vice presidential
candidates by majority vote. At
the 1936 convention, under the lead
ership of Senator Clark of Missouri,
the time-honored two-thirds rule
of Democratic national conventions
for the nomination of candidates
was tossed out the window. Already
far more than enough delegates
pledged to the President have been
Another mystery—so far as the
Democrats are concerned—lies in
the question whether Mr. Roose
velt himself plans to go to Chicago
during the convention. Efforts have
been made to sound out the White
Water Gate Concert on WRC
A half hour of the first of the season’s Sunset Symphonies
by the National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of
! Dr. Hans Kindler, will be broadcast over Station WRC at 9:30
p.m. today.
By all means attend the concert tonight if you can. The
music and the setting provide a combination that makes it
exceedingly worthwhile. If you cannot attend, tune in WRC
at 9:30 o’clock.
In arranging these broadcasts the National Broadcasting
Co. and The Star are co-operating with the Summer Concerts
Committee of the Symphony Orchestra in an effort to further
appreciation and support of the orchestra in its contribution
to the musical life of Washington.
' Tickets for the concerts can be bought at the Water
Gate tonight. If inclement weather forces postponement of
the concert announcement will be made over WRC and WMAL.
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House by those who are making
convention plans, but they have not
produced an answer so far. It has
been suggested that the President
will fly to Chicago and announce
to the delegates himself his third
term decision, either before the
nomination is made or after it.
Several candidates have delegates
pledged to them. They include Post
master General Farley, Vice Presi
dent Garner. Speaker Bankhead,
Senators Wheeler. O'Mahoney of
Wyoming and Tydings of Maryland.
Whether their names will be laid
before the convention is another
conundrum. If, when Alabama is
called, that State's delegation should
i yield to New York and an immediate
nomination of President Roosevelt
be made, it remains to be seen
whether there will be further nomi
Garner's Name to Be Offered.
Ordinarily, each potential candi
date would have an opportunity to
be placed formally in nomination,
with nominating and seconding
speeches. That is the course that
will be followed unless an effort is
made to railroad through a Roose
velt nomination.
Mr. Garner's supporters, and the
Vice President himself, have fully
determined that his name will be
, presented. Already he has selected
the man who will place him in
nomination. No amount of persua
sion. it was said last night by Mr.
Garner’s friends, will turn him from
this course.
The names of Senator Wheeler
and Mr. Farley also are expected
to be laid before the convention if
opportunity is presented, even if
President Roosevelt's name is sub
mitted. Should the President not
run, the picture will be very differ
ent, with a half dozen other candi
dacies making their appearance,
among them those of Federal
Security Administrator McNutt, Sec
retary of State Hull and Senate
Leader Barkley.
Douglas a Possibility.
Efforts might be made also to
present the names of Attorney
General Jackson and Associate Jus
tice Douglas of the Supreme Court,
100 per cent New Dealers.
If the President runs, then the
interest will center mainly in the
vice presidential nomination. Gen
erally speaking, the nominee for
President has a great deal to say
about his running mate. Presum
ably Mr. Roosevelt, with the con
vention in the hollow of his hand,
could name the man, and presum
ably he will do so. Secretary Hull,
Justice Douglas and Speaker Bank
head have been mentioned as pos
sibilities in that event. The McNutt
supporters have not given up hope
that the lightning might strike their
man, and there are friends of Gov.
Lloyd C. Stark of Missouri who are
anxious to have him named for sec
ond place on the ticket with Mr.
Farley, Roosevelt to Talk.
Prom New York comes the report
that Mr. Farley will confer with
President Roosevelt at Hyde Park
today. This may bring a showdown
at last between the President and
the man who has managed two
presidential campaigns for him, but
who is now reported to be opposed
to a third-term nomination.
Mr. Farley has, according to all
reports, been kept in the dark as
to the President's plans. The situa
tion has been privately, if not pub
licly, strained between the two. All
this may be cleared up at the com
ing conference. For months it has
been rumored, but not confirmed,
that Mr. Farley would leave the
cabinet and take a job as a baseball
The Democratic “smear Willkie"
campaign has already been started.
Charles Michelson, director of pub
licity for the Democratic National
Committee, in a column he sends to
the press each week, undertakes to
label the Republican nominee a Wall
Street product, with only manufac
tured popular support. Mr. Willkie
is attacked also by Representative
Rankin of Mississippi aa a mere tool
of the public utility interests.
"Betty Co-Ed" Is Bad
Publicity, Says Sorority
By the Associated Press.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho, July 6.—
Kappa Kappa Gamma, national
social sorority, wants to relegate
“Betty Co-ed" to the limbo of a
bygone college era and to dispel the
“motion picture idea” of college life.
Delegates to the 34th biennial
convention of the sorority, at a
public relations symposium today,
classified as bad publicity for col
lege life in general and sorority girls
in particular such practices as pos
ing for pictures while putting on
lipstick, smoking, or holding a glass.
Readers' Guide
News Summary
The Sunday Star, July 7, 1940.
Main News Section.
Government employes now total mil
lion, estimate says. Page A-l
Atlantic control is war stake for U.
S.. Maj. Eliot says. Page A-12
Roosevelt proposes Monroe Doctrine
for Europe and Asia. Page A-l
French fleet at Alexandria reported
demobilized. Page A-l
Red moves reported in Bessarabia
and on Persian border. Page A-l
French assemble every gun to battle
British. Page A-4
Chinese-Japanese war enters fourth
year, no end in sight. Page A-3
Nazis to seize and apportion food in
occupied France. Page A-4
Conquering Fuehrer rides on carpet
of flowers in Berlin. Page A-5
U. S. transport planes convened for
war lauded by British. Page B-3
Britain's raids harass populace of
Rhine and Ruhr. Page B-3
Washington and Vicinity.
D. C. to seek court ruling on “domi
cile" in income tax law. Page B-l
Two drowned in Potomac on week
end outings. Page B-l
House unlikely to consider any Dis
trict bills tomorrow. Page B-l
House makes plans to speed Hatch
bill consideration. Page B-l
Industry faces busy
summer. Page B-5
Stock leaders edge higher. Page B-5
Weekly stock summary. Page B-6
D. C. exchange volume
rises. Page B-5
Obituary. Page A-10
Travel and resorts. Pages A-ll-13
Editorial articles. Pages C-l-3
Editorial and comment. Page C-2
News features. Pages C-4-5
John Clagett Proctor. Page C-4
Civic news. Page C-6
Fraternal news. Pages C-6-7
Educational. Page C-8
Call of the trail. Page C-8
Service organizations. Page C-7
Serial story. Page C-6
Society news. Pages D-l-9
Well-known folks. Page D-2
In service society. Page D-6
Barbara Bell pattern. Page D-9
Women's clubs. Page D-9
Grills, with 3-1 lead, lose game with
2 out in 9th. Page E-l
Tigers crowd Indians with two wins
over Browns. Page E-2
Johnsen upsets Welsh for M. A.
tennis crown. Page E-3
D. C., Baltimore linksmen seek
muny spots tomorrow. Page E-4
Can’t Wait captures Butler with
Eight Thirty, third. Page E-5
Cross-word puzzle. Page E-6
Classified advertising. Pages E-6-16
Amusements. Pages F-l-2-3
Art notes. Page F-4
Music. Page F-4
Radio programs. Pages F-5-6
Books. Page F-7
Stamps. Page F-8
In bridge circles. Page F-8
Dick Mansfield. Page F-8
Kennel news. Page F-8
The Junior Star. Page F-9
Service orders. Page F-10
Vital statistics. Page F-10
City news in brief. Page F-10
Norway Promotes Envoy
Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen. naval at
tache of the Norwegian Legation
here, has been promoted from com
mander to captain by the exiled
Norwegian government In London,
it was announced yesterday.
$150 Suit Claims
Blasting Caused 27
Canary Fatalities
By the Associated Press.
Whether storm-drain blasting
is a legal interference with the
peaceful lives of canaries was
the question laid before the
city attorney today.
Saying the operations of a
street gang so disturbed her
canaries that 27 died of shock
and many eggs were rendered
infertile, Mrs. John Tischmann
presented a claim for $150.
Things got so bad, she as
serted, that she had to send
more than a score of her birds
to Wisconsin to get peace and
Paroled Killer Admits
Hammer Slayings,
Accuses Stepfather
Brother, Sister Murdered
In Sleep; Mental Tests
To Be Asked for Youth
By the Associated Press.
BUFFALO, N. Y., July C—A
charge of first-degree murder was
placed tonight against a 19-year
old paroled slayer after, District
Attorney Leo J. Hagerty said, he
confessed the hammer-killing of his
younger brother and sister as they
Mr. Hagerty asserted the youth,
Frank Swiontek, on parole from
Elmira Reformatory to which he
was sentenced in 193T for the ax
slaying of an older brother, admit
ted bludgeoning Gordon Swiontek,
9, and his sister, Teresa, 12, to death
last night while their mother and
stepfather were at a movie.
Youth Accuses Stepfather.
The prosecutor quoted the youth
as saying his stepfather, Peter Mi
zlolek, 50, unemployed, “threatened
to kill” Swiontek unless he took
the children's lives, because the
stepfather “needed the insurance
Mr. Hagertv said Miziolek, who
appeared grief-striken at the chil
dren's deaths, vehemently denied
the acusation, but was held as a
material witness.
The district attorney will apply
to a court next week for appoint
ment of a commission to determine
Swionteks mental condition.
Regular Mental Tests Made.
Senior Parole Officer Charles P.
McMenamim said a psychiatrist had
examined Swiontek at regular in
tervals since his release on parole
last January 31, "as a matter of
State Parole Commissioner Fred
erick A. Moran explained the maxi
mum time any Inmate can be kept
at Elmira is two years, after which
ineligibility for parole brings recom
mendation for a transfer to a State
Mr. Moran said Swiontek was re
leased on his “excellent record” at
the reformatory.
Griffith Evans Retires
From Commerce Post
Griffith Evans, chief of the edi
torial division of the Bureau of
Foreign and Domestic Commerce for
22 years, has retired, and Assistant
Chief Frank
Mr. Evans.
Johnson has
taken his place.
Bom in Wales
in 1870. Mr.
Evans came to
the United
States as a
young man
After engaging
in the printing
business in
Utica, N. Y„ he
was appointed
to a position in
the Government
Printing Office
in 1900. In 1909
he entered the Bureau of Foreign
and Domestic Commerce, nine
years later becoming chief of its
editorial division. One of his duties
was the editing of Commerce Re
ports. a weekly publication of the
Expressing regret over his retire
ment, the current issue of Com
merce Reports says:
‘ Mr. Evans had been associated
with Commerce Reports since its
earliest days, when it was a small
daily publication containing, almost
exclusively, the reports of Ameri
can consular officers. Under his
guidance and supervision it was
transformed into an illustrated
weekly, with greatly altered format,
featuring articles of broad scope
pnd covering a much more com
prehensive range of subject matter.
Through more than two decades
Commerce Reports has been the
object of Griffith Evans’ unremit
ting solicitude and attentive care."
Star to Receive
Additional Gifts
To Camp Fund
The campaign for funds to send
needy children to camp is still far
short of its goal. The formal cam
paign has ended, but The Star will
continue to receive and acknowledge
contributions to the “Needy Chil
dren’s Camp’’ fund in the hope a
few more children will be able to go
to camp.
* To keep a child in camp a week
costs $8.50. Three weeks at camp
cost $25, but every dollar contrib
uted means a day in camp for a
youngster who desperately needs it.
Following is a list of contributions
received yesterday:
Previously acknowledged - $2,461.53
Lee Long--!„ 5.00
T. E. Mutchler, jr._ 1 00
G. T. O’Neill.. 1.00
A Friend _ 2.00
Girl Scout Troop 45_ 5.00
Past Commanders' Associa
tion, American Legion_ 8.50
E. C. A... 5.00
H. W._ 8.50
H. ft. S. .. 2.50
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Hardell- 5.00
Malarah Christman.. 8.50
Anonymous _ 23.00
Total . $2,536.53
Frank Swiontek, 19 (left), Is shown signing a statement in
which, Detective Richard Mack said, he confessed the hammer
slaying of his younger brother Gordon, 9, and sister Teresa, 12,
as they slept. Frank was on parole from Elmira Reformatory
for the 1937 ax slaying of another brother.—A. P. Wirephoto.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
-—A. P. Wirephoto.
Rifle Association
Offers 3,300 Ranges
For Defense Plans
Arms and Marksmanship
Instruction Advocated
For All Persons
By the Associated Press.
CAMP RITCHIE. Md.. July 6 —
The National Rifle Association offer
ed the range facilities of its 3.300
rifle clubs to the country today and
urged its members to begin courses
of instruction in arms and marks
manship for all persons of military
age in their communities.
The association's Executive Com
mittee pointed out that there are
civilian rifle clubs in every State,
Territory and the District of Colum
bia. with many members trained as
competent small-arms instructors*
under methods regularly employed
by and under the supervision of the
armed services.
If training courses were developed
by a majority of the clubs, the com
mittee said, thousands of Americans
could be qualified as finished marks
The committee, holding a special
meeting during the Eastern re
gional rifle and pistol matches here,
also indorsed universal military
training in time of peace and uni
versal military service in wartime.
It approved a certificate of oath of
Citizenship and allegiance for its
rtiembers, guaranteeing that mem
bers of the association or affiliated
clubs are citizens of the United
States, and not memoers of any or
ganization or group pledged to. or
working for, a program aimed at the
destruction of the Government.
Executive Committee members at
tending were Maj. Gen. Milton A.
Reckord, association vice president
and commander of the Maryland
National Guard; Lt. Col. N. C. Nash
of Boston, Capt. Fred C. Mills. New
York City, safety director of the Boy
Scouts of America; Francis W. Par
ker, jr., Chicago attorney; Brig.
Gen. Fred M. Waterbury, New York
City; Thurman Randall. Dallas,
Tex.; Col. F. C. Endicott, director of
civilian marksmanship, War De
partment; Lt. Col. Merritt A. Ed
son, United States Marine Corps;
Lt. Col. L. W. T. Waller. Philadel
phia, association president, and C.
B Lister, secretary-treasurer.
Rotary Club to Hear
Stewart Russell Tuesday
Stewart Russell, representing Clar
ence Streit, author of "Union Now',”
will be the principal speaker Tues
day at a luncheon ©f the Bethesda
Chevy Chase (Md.) Rotary Club,
scheduled for 12:30 p.m. in the
Columbia Country Club. He will
discuss "Federal Union Movements,
or International Peace.”
Losses in War at Sea
By the Associated Press.
The following “box score” lists sea warfare losses reported during
the 44th week of the war, from June 30 to July 6, inclusive:
-Sunk by
Subs. Other or
Planes. Unknown Known
Warships. Mines. Causes Tonnage. Dead. Missing.
Britain . 4 0 0 X28.627 972 0
France .. 3 0 0 25,536 1 0
Italy . 1 0 0 1,073 0 0
Totals . 8 0 0 55.236 973 0
Previously reported ..324 164 200 2.322,454 4.448 2,238
Grand total . 332 164 200 2.377,690 5,421 2,238
X Tonnage of one British ship unknown.
Losses by nations (includes naval vessels):
Britain—330: France—35; Norway—69; Germany—60: Italy—19;
Sweden—46; Netherlands—35: Greece—31; Denmark—30; Finland—14;
Belgium—8; Estonia—6; Lithuania—3; Poland—2: Yugoslavia—2; Soviet
—1; Argentina—1; Rumania—1; Japan—1; Latvia—1; Spain—1. Total—
i v
Chinese Labels
Stump Experts
Of Uncle Sam
By\he Associated Press.
Dried duck legs, birds’ nests
and dried oysters may be deli
cacies to the Chinese, but they
mean headaches and a month's
tedious job of analyzing for
United States Government
The Oriental gustatory de
lights were included in a ship
ment of 99 cases of Chinese
foods and drugs received here
from Hong Kong. They brought
in Government chemists and
specialists from the Bureaus of
Animal Industry and Plant
Quarantine and examiners from
the Pure Foods and Drugs
Some of the foods, labeled in
Chinese characters, have Gov
ernment experts stumped -ee
garding their components. Pak
Kan Sui was labeled “lye," but
examiners are awaiting a
chemical analysis before com
mitting themselves. Another is
dried Tai Hang, which some
say is dried beans.
Other tidbits included un
salted dried fish, dried mush
rooms, eggs dried in the shell,
dried sea weeds, lotus nuts and
dried shellfish.
The shipment is consigned
for the Tong & Co. at Cleve
land, Miss.
More than $9,500,000 worth of
products from the United States and
the Philippines were received in
Shanghai, China, in one month re
cently. •
Rigid Guard Follows
Dynamite Scare at
Du PontrEthyl Plant
'Even Roosevelt Must
Hove a Pass' as Three
Are Hunted for Plot
By tbe Associated Prisss.
BATON ROUGE, La., July 6.—
Extraordinary emergency regula
tions, so rigid that company em
ployes said "Franklin D. Roosevelt
himself won’t be able to get in here
now without a special pass’’ were put
into effect today at the $20,000,000
Du Pont-Ethyl manufacturing plant
following a dynamite scare.
F. B. I. agents. State and countv
police joined in the hunt for three
men who reportedly fled upon dis
covery last night, leaving four
sticks of dynamite inside the plant
fence under which they had bur
Suspect Sabotage.
Officers late today were uncertain
whether the attempt was the crude
work of some ‘‘sorehead,’1'as Sheriff
Newman Debretton put it, or an
effort to sabotage the huge plant,
vital in national defense as the
source of a third of all the tetra
ethel fluid used in the highest grade
gasoline consumed in the United
The Du Pont Co. of Delaware does
not own the plant but operates it
for the Ethyl Gasoline Corp. of New
York. Adjacent to it lies one of the
Nation’s largest oil refineries, oper
ated by the Standard Oil Co., where
much South American petroleum ia
Discovery of the attempt followed
an anonymous telephone call to a
night watchman, from a man who
said that while hunting frogs late
last night he discovered three men
attempting to invade the plant. The
watchman investigated and found
the hole and dynamite, on which
finger prints were found. Sheriff
Debretton said he was tracing the
unknown caller.
Earlier Explosion.
Stringent precautions taken at the
plant included admittance of no one
without special numbered identifica
tion discs. Automobiles and even
lunch boxes were being searched.
Huge tanks of tetraethel lead, an
ingredent of airplane fuel, were
near the place where the dynamite
was found. Three months ago an
unexplained explosion in one of the
buildings there killed three workers,
injuring others. Precautions were
tightened then, inasmuch as Baton
Rouge is a river port, visited by nu
merous foreign seamen.
C. C. C. to Hold Session
At Maryland University
By the Associated Press.
The sixth annual C. C. C. edu
cational conference of the Third
Corps Area will open tomorrow at
the University of Maryland.
Corps area and district C. C. C.
educational advisors will be in
charge of the four-day conference.
Educational advisors from camps
throughout the area will attend.
Panel and group discussions on
various phases of C. C. C. educa
tional work will be held each dav.
Thursday night, Arthur Hatch of
the Third Corp Area's film library
service, will give a demonstration
of audio-visual aids.
Choir Directors' School
6 OP).—Virginia choir directors have
been invited by George B. Zehmar,
dean of the University of Virginia
summer quarter, to enroll in a spe
cial short course in choir conducting
to be offered between July 12 and
21 by one of the Nation’s foremost
authorities on choir music. Prof.
George Krueger of the Westminster
Choir College of Princeton, N. J.
Calf Club to Hear Talk
ROCKVILLE, Md„ July 6 (Spe
cial).—A talk on the training of
dairy judging teams by J. A. Con
over, dairy specialist of the Univer
sity of Maryland extension service,
will feature a meeting of the Mont
gomery County 4-H Jersey Calf
Club in the office of the county
agricultural agent here Thursday
evening, it has been announced by
Rufus B. King, assistant agricul
tural agent.
Weather Report
(Furnished by the United States Weather Bureau )
District of Columbia—Increasing cloudiness today; tomorrow showers
and somewhat cooler; gentle easterly winds.
Virginia—Cloudy today, followed by light showers in Southwest por
tion this afternoon or night; tomorrow showers, slightly cooler in North
Maryland—Increasing cloudiness today; tomorrow showers and some
what cooler.
West Virginia—Cloudy today, followed by showers in South portion
late this afternoon or night; tomorrow showers and somewhat cooler.
River Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivera clear
at Harpers Perry late yesterday.
Report Until 10 P.M. Saturday.
Midnight _it.') 12 noon 78
2 a.m_Ml 2 p.m_81
4 a.m-59 4 p.m._si
8 a.m-til tt p m_lit
8 a m_71 8 p.m_75
10 a m.-75 10 p.m. _68
Record Until 10 P.M. Saturday.
Highest. 83 at 3 p m.; yesterday year
ago 91.
Lowest. 68 at 3 a m ; yesterday year
ago, 73.
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest. 9.3 on June 24.
Lowest. 7 on January 29.
Weather Conditions Last 21 Hours.
A minor disturbance is now centered
over Southern Louisiana. New Orleans.
1.013.9 millibars (29.94 inches), and an
other disturbance Is advancing eastward
over the Northern Plains States. Pierre.
South Dakota. 1.002.0 millibars (29.59
inches). Pressure remains low over Cali
fornia and the Southern Plateau region.
Blythe. California. 1.004.7 millibars (29.07
Inches). Pressure is high almost generally
east of the Mississippi River and from
the North Pacific Coast eastward to Mon
tana. Kylertown. Pennsylvania. 1.026.4
millibars (30.31 inches), Tatoosh Island.
Washington. 1.022.4 millibars (30.19
Inches). Havre, Montana. 1.020.3 millibars
(30.13 inches), and a ship about 70o miles
southeast of Newfoundland. 1.027.1 milli
bars (30.33 Inches). Showers have occurred
In portions of the Gulf and South Atlantic
States. Tennessee, the Rocky Mountain
region, the Dakotas, and Northern Min
nesota. The temperature has risen slightly
from Colorado and the Central and South
ern Plains States to the North Atlantic
coast, while the weather has become cooler
in Montana. North Dakota and Tennessee.
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High _9:09 a.m. 9:56 a.m.
Low -3:34 a.m. 4:21am.
High -9:42 pm. 10:31 p.m.
Low - 4:10 p.m. 4:54 p.m.
Monthly precipitation in inches in the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1940. Average. Record
January _ 2:12 3.55 7.83 '37
February 2.77 3.27 6.84 '84
March _ 3.42 3.75 8,84 '91
April _ 6.19 3.27 9.13 '89
May 3.10 3.70 10.69 '89
jun( .0.88 4.13 10.94 '00
2.34 4.71 10.63 .88
4.01 14.41 '28
3.24 17.45 .34
::: Iff IU 'll
— S.32 7.88 '01
t-■— ---
The Sun and Mnon.
Rises. Set*.
Sun. today _4:4St 7 .16
Sim tomorrow 4 49 7 .16
Moon, today_7:16 a.m. 0:o4 p.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on
one-half hour after sunset.
Heather In Various Cities.
/-Temperatures -PreciP
Max. Mm. Sat. itat'on
Sat- Fri. 7:30 7:30 to
urday. night, p m. 7:30
Albuaueroue. N. Mex. 06 56 85
Asheville. N. C. To 57 67
Atlanta. Ga 64 62 62 0 91
Atlantic City. N. J. 72 60 66
Baltimore, Md 81 58 75
Birmingham Ala 71 66 64 0 5.1
Bismarck. N. Dak. 88 66 77
Boston. Mass. _ _ 75 59 69
Buffalo. N Y. _ _ 83 50 76
Butte. Mont _ 77 45 76
Cheyenne. Wyo. 89 60 78 0 Ol
Chicago. 111. __ 89 62 83
Cincinnati. Ohio.. 86 54 80
Cleveland. Ohio__ 86 58 80
Davenport. Iowa _ 90 61 88
Denver. Colo 95 . 81 91
Des Moines. Iowa 88 60 84
Detroit. Mich. _ _ 82 63 76
Duluth. Minn. _ 85 81 74 0 ft4
El Paso. Tex. 93 64 9 1 0 14
Fort Worth. Tex. _ 87 65 84
Galveston. Tex. __ 87 72 84 ft 57
Houghton. Mich. __ 88 60 84
Huron. 8. Dak. __ 98 67 96 ~
Indianapolis. Ind. 85 60 80
Jacksonville. Fla._ 89 70 77 oaf
Kansas City. Mo. _ 80 69 87
Little Rock. Ark. 73 68 72 ft 08
Los Angeles. Calif. 92 57 85
Louisville. Ky. 86 59 82
Memphis. Tenn. _ 7.3 70 71 ft 1ft
Miami. Fla. 80 75 82 0 19
Mpis-St. P.. Minn. 87 83 83
Mobile. Ala. _ 77 72 7.3 O 76
New Orleans, La. _ 82 72 76 0 31
New' York. N. Y. _ 83 60 76
North Platte. Nebr. 95 62 93
Omaha. Nebr. 88 65 87
Philadelphia. Pa.. 82 56 75
Phoenix. Art*. 114 73 111 “I”
Pittsburgh. Pa. __ 80 57 76
Portland. Me __ 78 42 65
Portland. Oreg. _ 51 79
Rapid City, s. Dak. 96 68 90
St Louts, Md. 89 58 85
Salt Lake City, Utah 96 66 92
San Antonio. Tex. 92 69 89
San Diego. Calif. 75 60 74
San Francisco. Calif. 75 58 74 Z~~
Savannah. Ga. __ 80 72 75
Seattle. Wash._ 73 47 73
Springfield. HI. $9 58 84
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