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FLASHED FROM LITTLE AMERICA—One of the first radiophoto
transmissions from the Antarctic is this one of Dr. Paul A. Siple of
Erie, Pa., in command of the West base.
Construction work under way on the Science Building annex at the west base. This building was made necessary
when it was found the original Science Building was inadequate. Carpenter Raymond O’Connor and Lewis Columbo
are on the roof, hauling one of the heavy roof panels into place with the assistance of Leonard Berlin on the ground.
Dr. F. Alton Wade, Ph. D., senior scientist and snow cruiser
leader of the Antarctic Service. Dr. Wade also served as geologist
with the Byrd Expedition of 1933-35.
Photographs From Antarctic
Are Radioed for First Time
Byrd Expedition Pictures Transmitted
Almost as Fast as News Stories
tica—Marking a new era in pic
torial coverage, radio transmission
of photographs from the vicinity of
the South Pole now makes it pos
sible for readers to ‘see” the news
almost as fast as it is reported by the
United States Antarctic Service Ex
pedition. The photos above are the
first radioed from the Antarctic,
some 12.000 miles from New York.
Based in two camps near Little
America, headquarters of the 1933-35
expedition, are 59 men whose work
It will be to fill in the gaps left dur
ing the three exploratory sea and
air cruises by Rear Admiral Richard
E. Byrd before he left last March
for the United States.
The first of these three cruises
brought about the discovery and
chatting of 900 miles of unknown
coastline explorers had been seeking
for a hundred years. The second
took up the search of the magnetic
South Pole, which was found to
have shifted to the W’est since the
previous expedition. Most impor
tant of the three explorations was
the last on which two large islands
and 500 miles of hitherto unknown
coastline were found.
Two Bases Set Up.
Of the 39 men continuing the ex
ploration and scientific work. 33
are housed at West Base, set up near
Little America because the latter was
completely snowed under. The other
26 are at East Base, 1.200 miles
away in Palmer Land. They plan
to remain there until next spring.
With the departure of tire Bear,
supply ship, on March 20. went the'
last means of transportation to the
outside world. Their only contact
is by radio, set up at the West Base
Dr. Siple in Command.
Dr. Paul A. Siple, best remembered
as the Boy Scout member of the first
Byrd Expedition, from 1928 to 1930,
is in command at New Little
America. After receiving a degree
from Allegheny College and spend
ing a year in world travel, he re
turned to the Antarctic with the
second Byrd Expedition (1933-35),
serving as chief biologist and leader
of the Marie Byrd Land sledding
party into the interior of the con
tinent. Returning to the United
States he spent the years of 1936 to
1939 as a graduate student at Clark
University Schol of Geography
where he received his degree of
doctor of philosophy. Before re
ceiving this degree he was appointed
by Admiral Byrd as supervisor of
technical equipment and leader of
the West Base. He was president
of the American Polar Society from
1935 to 1939.
Dr. F. Alton Wade, the expedi
tion's senior scientist, was born in
Akron, Ohio, February 5, 1903. He
was graduated from Kenyon College
at Gambier, Ohio, in June, 1926. He
served as a geologist with the sec
ond Byrd Antarctic expedition. Re
turning. he was a gradua'e student
in geology (1935 to 1936) at the Johns
Hopkins University, receiving a de
gree of doctor of philosophy in June,
Aluminum Deadlock
Is Brought to Capital
By the Associated Press.
Representatives of the Aluminum
Workers’ Union iC. I. O.) and the
Aluminum Co. of America, dead
locked over the union’s demand for
a general 10 per cent wage increase,
came to Washington today, but plans
for a joint conference, if any, were
not disclosed.
Nick Zonarich, union president,
conferred with Lee Pressman, C. I.
O. general counsel. Asked whether
he would meet company representa
tives here, he said. "I don't know.”
M. M. Anderson, company repre
sentative, also was expected in
Dr. John R. Steelman, chief of the
United States Conciliation Service,
who has taken a hand in the nego
tiations, was called out of the city
and his aides said they had no
knowledge of negotiations in the
aluminum wage dispute.
‘‘We are not trying to interrupt
the Nation's defense program,” de
clared Mr. Zonarich. ‘‘However, let
it be understood that the Aluminum
Workers of America membership
will not stand by idly and see the
rearmament program made into a
gravy train for price profiteering
with themselves as the victims.”
Should an ultimate breakdown in
the discussions result in a strike or
der. approximately 16,500 workers
would be affected.
15 Theft Gangs Seized
Fifteen gangs of robbers and safe
crackers were arrested in Johannes
burg, South Africa, within a few
Weather Report
(Furnished by the United States Weather Bureau.)
District of Columbia—Mostly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; showers
tomorrow, not much change in temperature, gentle variable winds.
Maryland—Mostly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; showers and slightly
cooler tomorrow.
Virginia—Mostly cloudy tonight and tomorrow; occasional showers
tomorrow and in west portion tonight; not much change in temperature.
West Virginia—Showers tonight and tomorrow; warmer in east
portion tonight; slightly cooler in north portion tomorrow.
inf* suuuinn ui.v.uiuamx nas iniianicut
almost stationary during the last 24 hours.
Jackson, Miss.. 1013.9 millibars <29.94
Inchest and a minor disturbance Is still
centered about 400 miles east of Jackson
ville. Fla., a ship. 101H.9 millibars <30.03
inchest. Pressure is low also over most of
the western half of the United States and
a trough extends from Nebraska east
northeastward to Lake Huron. Blythe. Calif..
1005.4 millibars <29 '9 inches): Sheridan,
Wyo.. 1008.1 millibars <29.77 inches),
and Muskegon, Mich.. 1015.0 millibars
<29.90 inched. Pressure is high over the
Atlantic States, the Appalachian region,
the Ohio Valley, and the Northern Lake
region. Asheville. N. C 1023.4 millibars
<30.2* inches!, and Park Falls. Wis..
1018.3 millibars (30.07 inches). Showers
have occurred from Louisiana. Arkansas
and Kentucky eastward to the Southern
Appalachian region and the South Atlan
tic Coast, and in portions of the Rocky
Mountain region and the Upper Lake re
gion. Temperature changes have been
glight as a rule.
Report for Last 18 Hours.
Temperature. Barometer.
Saturday— Degrees. Inches.
4 pm. _ 81 30.28
1 pjn. :::::_ 30.28
Midnight _ 66 30.29
4 a m. _ 60 30.27
8am- 70 30.27
Noon- 89 30.25
2 pm:"::::::_ 8* 30 21
4 o.m._ 81 30.18
8 p m 73 30.10
12 midnight_ 68 30.17
T04*rm. _ 64 30.15
6 a m. _ 70 30.17
Noon _ 60 30.15
Record for Laat 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 62, at 2:45 p.m. yesterday.
Year ago. 93.
Lowest. 02. at 5 am. today. Year
440. 76.
Record Temperature Thli Year.
Highest. 93 on June 24.
Lowest. 7 on January 29.
Humidity for L>at 21 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 60 per cent, at 0 a m. today.
Lowest. 33 per cent, at 1:50 p.m. yes
River Report.
Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers clear
at Harpers Ferry: Potomac slightly muddy
at Great Falls today
Tide Tables.
(Furnished by I'nited States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today Tomorrow.
High_ 9:50 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
Low_ 4:21a.m. 5:12 a.m.
High_10:31pm. 11:24 p.m.
Low _ 4:54 p.m. 6:41p.m.
The Sun and Moon.
Rises. Sets.
Sun today 4:49 7:36
Sun, tomorrow_ 4 50 7:36
Moon, today . . 6:24 a m. 9:42 p.m.
Automobile lights must bo turned on
ona-half hour after sunset.
Monthly precipitation in inches In the
Capital (current month to date)
Month. 1040. Ave. 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 10 3.27 0.13 '80
May- 3.10 3.70 10.60 '80
June - 0.80 4.13 10.04 '00
July- 2.34 4.71 10.63 '86
August - ___ 4.01 14.41 *28
September_.._ 3.24 17 45 '34
October __ 2.84 8.81 '37
November - _ 2.37 8.60 '80
December -- 3.32 7.56 '01
Weather in Various Cities.
_ Temp. Rain
Barom. High.Low. fall. Weather
Albany... 30.00 90 57 Clear
Atlanta __ 30.12 60 62 0.04 Cloudy
Atl. City. 30 15 73 65 . . Clear
Baltimore 30.18 81 62 Clear
Birm’gham 30.06 7l 66 6.30 Ra'n
Bismarck30.03 8] 54 0.01 Clear
Boston 30 06 85 67 .. cloudy
Buffalo... 30.09 83 61 _ Cloudy
Butte 20.04 92 47 _ Cloudy
Charleston 30.15 83 70 Cloudy
Chicago 30.03 91 67 _ Cloudy
Cincinnati. 30.12 87 60 Foggy
Cleveland. 30.00 82 64 _ _ Cloudy
Columbia 30.15 80 68 _ Cloudy
Davenport 30.03 00 70 _ Cloudy
Denver 29.89 70 50 Cloudy
Des Moines 30.oo 00 68 _ Clear
Detroit _. 30.03 83 66 _ Cloudy
El Paso . 20.01 P5 67 _ _ Cloudy
Galveston, ro.97 00 75 _ Clear
Huron _ 30.03 86 58 _ Rain
Indiana'lis 30.12 86 61 _ Clear
Jack'ville 30.09 87 70 __Cloudy
Kans. City 30.03 01 70 _ Cloudy
L. Angeles 20.80 01 57 _ Cloudy
Louisville. 30.12 81 68 _ Cloudy
Miami 30.06 88 72 _ Cloudy
Mpls -St. P. 30.03 85 61 _ Clear
N Orleans 20.97 89 72 _ Cloudy
New York 30.12 86 66 _ Cloudy
Norfolk 30.18 77 62 _ Cloudy
Okla City 30.03 92 66 _ Cloudy
Omaha 20 07 02 66 _ Clear
Philadelp a 30.15 84 58 _ _ clear
Phoenix 20.71 113 75 _ Cloudy
Pittsburgh 30.15 81 _ Cloudv
P'land Me. 30.03 85 60 _ Cloudy
P'land. Ore. 29.94 92 54 Clear
Raleigh 30.18 82 66 _ Cloudv
St. Louis 30.06 ss 64 Cloudv
S. Lake C. 29 97 100 68 _ Cloudy
S. Antonio 30.00 04 70 _ _ Clear
San Diego '’0.80 76 60 _ Cloudv
S. Franclslo 20.83 68 52 _ _ Cloudy
Seattle J 20 07 73 50 ... Clear
Spokane 20.86 88 53 _ Clear
Tampa 30.06 Pi 74 _ Cloudv
WASH D.C. 30.15 82 62 ... Cloudy
Foreign Stations.
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.)
Temperature. Weather.
Horta (Faye!). Aeores 72 Cloudy
(Current observations.)
Ssn Juan. Puerto Rlco_ 82 Cloudv
Havana. Cuba _ 77 Cloudy
Colon. Canal Zone_ 82 Cloudy
The main building at the west base under construction.
The walls, formed by bolting together prefabricated panels
weighing 350 pounds each, have been completed and about one
third of the roof panels have been swung into place. The roof
panels weigh 550 pounds. These buildings, especially adapted
for the expedition, were designed by Maj. A. L. Violante, Quar
termaster Corps, United States Army.
—United States Antarctic Service, transmitted by Wide World.
| False Report of Sub
Attack on U. S. Ship
i Being Probed Here
F. C. C. Chairman Says
Tracing of Call to Be
'Exceedingly Difficult'
! The source of a false SOS report
ing that the United States destroyer
Barry had been struck by a German
I submarine was sought by Govern
! ment investigators today.
Two hours of anxiety over the
false distress message were ended
yesterday afternoon when the Navy
Department announced it had com
municated directly with the Barry
"and she is not in distress—she is
peacefully at anchor.”
Authenticity of the SOS was
suspected almost as soon as it was
picked up by Mackay Radio because
it was sent on the short-wave band
of 55 meters instead of the Barry’s
wave-length of 500 meters.
“It apparently was some screwball
attempting to make trouble,” a Mac
kay official said.
The false message, mentioning the
Barry by name but not signed with
its call letters, reported:
"Sinking slowly, hit by German
submarine; water in hold; can last
three hours.” It gave a position
400 miles off the coast of Spain.”
The Navy declined to disclose po
sition of the destroyer after estab
lishing it was safe. It was known
to be in Spanish waters, however,
and there have been reports that
it was at Bilbao, Spain.
The Federal Communications
Commission tackled, as an "exceed
ingly difficult task,” the job of run
ning down the author of the false
Chairman James L. Fly said the
commission was making an exten
sive investigation through its moni
tor stations in co-operation with
the Navy and Mackay radio, which
picked up the mysterious message
"It is a puzzling case,” Mr. Fly
said. “We cannot monitor every
wave length all the time. When a
message comes and goes on an un
suspected wave length, there you
Man Given Jail Term -
In Jewelry Robbery
James Smith, 58, was convicted
in District Court today of house
breaking and grand larceny and
sentenced by Justice James M.
Proctor to one to three years in
prison. Smith had been indicted
for the theft of more than $350
worth of jewelry June 18 from
Castelberg's Jewelry Store, 1004 F
street N.W.
Gobel McCoy, 28. Smith’s co-de
fendant, who had previously pleaded
guilty upon arraignment, w-as sen
tenced to 8 to 24 months by Jus
tice Proctor.
Smith, who did not take the wit
ness stand at his trial today, has
a record of crime in various parts
of the country, police said.
Boys' Quiz Barrage Leaves
Joe Louis 'Hanging on Ropes'
A 30-minute barrage of questions,
fired from all angles by boys at the
National Training School today, left
Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
I just about "hanging on the ropes”
after what was probably his most
talkative session.
Supposedly something of a sphinx,
Louis almost talked himself out—
and apparently liked it—as he an
swered a wide range of queries that
included his viewrs on sports in gen
eral and boxing in particular.
The champion estimated his reign
would last at least two more years,
I figuring a fighter's peak runs eight
| years. As for his bout with Max
Baer in September, he said he
j thought he would “take care of
Fashionably Attired.
Attired in a conservative single
breasted gray suit with a red pin
stripe, Louis arrived at the school
half an hour later than the ap
pointed time Appropriately the
training school band struck up
“Step Lively.”
After being greeted by Supt. Har
old E. Hegstrom, Louis obligingly
posed for a picture, holding a clari
net. Other poses were taken show
ing him advising two youngsters in
ring togs.
For a solid half hour. Louis stood
on the chapel platform and satisfied
the curiosity of the boys. His "tough
est fight"—excluding his knockout
by Max Schmeling—was the one
with Jimmy Braddock. Winning the
THE CHAMP ADVISES—Joe Louis, the heavyweight champion, counsels two young athletes,
Elmer Edwards (left) and Buford Day, at an assembly today at the National Training School
for boys. —Star Staff Photo.
championship, he said, was "like
graduating from school and receiv
ing your diploma.”
Galento “Washed Up.”
Asked how long it took to find out
whether his opponent was a good
fighter. Louis said that was easy.
"You know how good he is, when
you try to start something and the
other fellow beats you to it.”
Arturo Godoy, he said, was "pretty
game, and has lots of art.” Tony
Galento, he said, was “washed up.”
Jack Dempsey, he added, "was ap
parently still pretty good.”
One youngster wanted to know
whether Louis played pool, which he
said he indulged in sometime.
Another lad, in a low voice, fol
lowed up with: “Do you shoot crap?”
Louis either failed to catch that one,
or chose to dodge it.
The champion has been visiting in
Washington for several days, playing
golf, at which he professed to be a
novice, and seeing his sister, who
recently was graduated from How
ard University.
The training school boys gave
Louis a tremendous ovation when
his secretary revealed the champion
had decided to visit the school
rather than accept a congressional
invitation to spend the morning
on Capitol Hill.
Congress in Brief
Considers Knox-Stimson cabinet
Judiciary Subcommittee opens
hearings on bill to register foreign
controlled political organizations;
10:30 a.m.
Considers District bills.
Appropriations Committee consid
ers request for $50,000,000 marine
war-risk insurance revolving fund.
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Wash. Bldg., 15thfrN. Y. Ava.
Every Day a
Luncheon Special
served at 55c
For Tuesday
Corned Beef
| with new cabbage and
parsley potatoes
Served from 11:30 to 3
Drop in on the way home for
COCKTAILS—4 to 6. All
drinks, 25e — served with
tasty snacks.
Always Delightfully Cool
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Red Cross Matches
Bring Bobby Jones
Out of Retirement
Will Play in Lido, N. Y.,
Saturday and in
Brookline Sunday
Robert T. Jones, jr., one-time
world king of golf, will come out
of retirement this week to play in
two matches for the Red Cross.
For 10 years Bobby's lone tourna
ment appearance has been in the
Masters' at‘Augusta.
Bobby will play at Lido, N. Y.,
July 13 in a match with Horton
Smith, Jimmy Thomson and Charlie
Mayo, under Professional Golfers’
Association auspices. The next day
he will play at Brookline, Mass.,
with Fred Wright against Francis
Ouimet and Jesse Guilford.
He is also scheduled to appear in
a match with Ed Dudley at Phila
delphia in September.
That makes quite a stretch of
Red Cross matches for Jones. At
the age of 16 the youngster Jones
played in 1918 with Perry Adair of
Atlanta in a series for the Red
Cross. Bobby then was too young
to shoulder a Springfield.
Now at the age of 38 he's at it
again and will pull thousands of
spectators, for to the modern golf
world Bobby is almost a legendary
figure. Few of the galleryites of
today have seen the smooth swing
and that fine putting touch.
Next week Walter Hagen’s Ryder
Cup team will play a team picked
by Gene Sarazen at Detroit in a
match which should do all right for
the Red Cross.
Walter is out with a challenge to
Gene to play a 36-hole singles
match. But Walter should know
better. The way Sarazen is playing
now it would be a walk-in for Gene,
Walter is 48 and Gene is 38. Hagen
will do better directing his team
from the side lines.
Locally the Red Cross matches
are over. That big one at Indian
Spring was topnotch. But where
were Babe Ruth and Dick Metz?
The bulky Babe was supposed to be
in town, but he never showed at
Indian Spring. Metz did not ap
Visitors from 34 countries, more
than in 1939, attended this year's
annual Swiss International Fair in
July 8th to July 31st
Women's fur-lrimmed
Men's lightweight
Women's plain
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Tobin Will Become
White House Aide
Alter Convention
Delays Taking Up Duties
As Administration's
'Labor Trouble Shooter'
Daniel J. Tobin, president of the
powerful Teamsters’ Union of the
American Federation of Labor, who
is the latest addition to the
White House secretariat, is to be
the administration's “labor trouble
shooter.” but will not take office
until after the Democratic National
Convention, he said today.
Meeting the President for the
first time since his appointment was
announced. Mr. Tobin explained
that he was going to the Chicago
convention as a delegate at large
from Indiana and for that reason
had asked the President to hold up
the appointment until afterward.
Mr. Roosevelt agreed, he said.
Still Heads Teamsters.
“I don't want to go to the con
vention tagged as a representative
of the White House—I’m not.” Mr.
Tobin said. “I'm still president of
the teamsters.”
Mr. Tobin explained, however, that
he had accepted the appointment
as a delegate with the sole under
standing that “I was for Roosevelt
first, last and all the time.” He said
he had talked over this point with
Paul V. McNutt, a presidential
aspirant, and FYank McHale, Mr.
McNutt's campaign manager.
Explains Duties.
As for his duties at the White
House. Mr. Tobin said the President
had in mind having him “straighten
out any misunderstandings that
might arise between labor and the
Government in carrying out the de
fense program.” and to serve in the
capacity of conciliator also if any
“differences” arose “between the
divisions in the labor movement” in
carrying out the defense program.
The latter reference was to the split
between t'-P a. F. L and the C. I. O.
Mr. T i said he had no inten
tion of igning as head of the
Teamsteis. That union, he pointed
out, is having its annual convention
here in September and arrangements
must be made for the thousands of
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