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Mystery Surrounds
Expelled Princess'
Plans to Leave U. S.
Whereabouts Unknown;
No Application Made
For Ship Reservations
th* Associated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21.—Prin
cess Stephanie Hohenlohe continued
today in the role of •'mystery wom
an" as the hour approached for her
Government-ordered departure from
the United States.
Department of Immigration of
ficers said they had "no idea"
where the 44-year-old Hungarian
princess was. and the office of Capt.
Fritz Wiedemann. German Consul
General and her friend, maintained
*'no comment" silence.
The Princess is under instructions
from the Department of Justice to
leave the United States by midnight
tonight, at the expiration of her
one-year visitor's permit which the
department refused to renew.
It was explained unofficially that
her association with Nazi leaders in
this country made her continued
presence here opposed to the best
interests of the Nation. Every effort
to interview her since the order was
issued four days ago has been un
successful.
The Princess was a frequent
visitor with Wiedemann and his
family at their home here.
The Federal Bureau of Investi
gation refused to comment on the 1
case; the Bureau of Internal Reve- j
nue said she had not applied for a
permit to sail today on the Japanese
liner Asama Maru and the Mexican
Consulate said no application had
been received for a permit for her
to enter Mexico.
Immigration officials said they
could take no action until the dead- I
line for her departure had passed. j
and then only on a warrant from
Washington.
Choral Club Will Give
Program at Walter Reed
The Lovette Choral Club will en
tertain patients in the Walter Reed
Chapel at 6 o'clock tonight with a
special adaptation of "The Shrine of
the Star."
Soloists in the performance, which j
will be broadcast, include Carolyn!
Schulte. Hazel Cakp. Louise Hartug.
Kellie Barber Brooks and Francise
Bass Wilson. Charles Copper Lowe
will read the narrative and Elsie L.
Cranmer will accompany on the
piano. Miss Eva Whitford Lovette
is directing.
Two Robbers Get $150
From Liquor Store
Harry Zola, proprietor of a liquor
store at 406 First street S.E.. reported
to police today that two colored men.
one of them armed with a pistol.:
robbed him of *150 and a quart of
whisky about midnight last night. ;
Christmas toys and candy were]
taken from a classroom of the Emory
Henry School. Lincoln road and S
street N.E.. yesterday, police said
Laura Wakeman. principal, reported.
Four boys, between 10 and 12 years j
old. were questioned later by Twelfth
Precinct police, but the articles were
Hot recovered.
TOYS FOR STAR CHRISTMAS DRIVE—The Civil Service Commission’s Christmas party yester
day produced a pile of toys to be given to needy children through The Star. In front of the
tree are the civil service commissioners and two employes’ children. Left to right: A. S. Flem
ming, Mrs. Lucille Foster McMillin, Alden Gagnon, 3; Phyllis Ritzenberg, 2, and Harry B. Mitch
ell, commission president. —Star Staff Photo.
Peaks Near Valona Lighted
By Fires British Shells Set
100 One-Ton Explosives Are Dropped
On Docks, Ships, Bases and Encampments
By LARRY ALLEN.
Associated Press War Correspondent.
WITH THE BRITISH BATTLE
FLEET THAT ATTACKED VA
LONA. Dec. 21— From the deck of
one of Britain's mighty floating
fortresses early Thursday morning
I watched one-ton shells rocket into
the heart of Valona, Italy's main
Albanian naval base, to cause de
structive fires that bathed 2.000-foot
mountain peaks with their light.
"A little Christmas present for
Italy," the sweating gunners said.
The warship on which I rode and
others swept up the mine-laden
Adriatic Sea between Italy and Al
bania in a daring raid in which 100
shells were lossed against Valona
in terrific broadsides.
The sleeping Italians apparently
were completely surprised and the
warships moved closed enough to
shore to see a lone light shining in
Valona s harbor. Then bedlam
broke.
One-ton shells that rumbled
through the night with a noise like
a roaring subway express train ex
ploded with tremendous force
against docks, ships, warehouses,
supply bases and military encamp
ments.
Support for Land Armies.
The heavy bombardment was de
signed to give support to Greek land
armies increasing their pressure on
'Nutcracker Suite' Holds Top
Rank in Recordings Offered
Beethoven's 'Eighth Symphony' Also Leads;
'Carmen' First Among Operas
As The Star's music appreciation
campaign moved into its 13th week
today, a survey revealed that Wash
ington's favorites among the 12 sym
phonic masterpieces included in the
program are Tschaikowskys "Nut
cracker Suite" and Beethoven's
“Eighth 8ymphonv.”
These two symphonic works,
which were added to the music ap
preciation offer some time ago when
The Star decided to make available
for the second time the symphonies
distributed during last year's cam
paign, are leading the field, accord
ing to current distribution figures.
Third most popular work is Bee
thoven's “Fifth Symphony." which
was one of the 10 offered last year.
The ever-popular “Unfinished Sym
phony” of Franz Schubert is next in
line, followed closely by Tschaikow
eky's "Fourth Symphony.”
Of the 12 operas featured in The
Star's series, more recordings of
Bizet's "Carmen" have been obtained
by music lovers than any other
opera. Gounods "Faust” is second
In popularity, and Verdi's “Aida" is
next.
With the beginning of another
week of campaign activity, another
operatic release was to have been
made available today, but a delay
in production has forced postpone
ment of the Initial distribution of
the new offering imtil next Tuesday.
This offering is the second unit
of recordings of the opera. "Tris
tan Isolde.” which because of its
length has been divided into two
groups of three records each. The
first group was made available last
Saturday.
Meanwhile, however, the special
music appreciation booths in the
lobby of The Star Building will re
main open daily except Sunday to
continue the distribution of the
earlier operatic releases and the
symphonic works.
In addition to the ones mentioned
the operas released so far include
Puccini’s ’’Madame Butterfly” and
“La Boheme ” Verdi's "Rigoletto”
and “La Traviata.” Wagner’s "Tann
hauser” and "Lohengrin" and Leon
cavello's "Pagliacci.”
The other symphonic master
works available, in addition to those
named above, are Mozart's "Sym
phony No. 40 in G Minor.” Bach's
“Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 2 and
3,” Wagner's preludes to “Die Meis
tersinger” and "Parsifal,” Debussy’s
"Afternoon of a Faun,” "Clouds”
and "Festivals”: Haydn's "Sym
phony No. 99 in E Flat Major.”
Brahms’ "Second Symphony” and
Franck’s “D Minor Symphony.”
Opera Broadcasts
Through the co-operation of
the National Broadcasting Co.,
The Star is presenting over
WMAL each weekday morning
excerpts from the operatic re
cordings featured in the opera
appreciation campaign. The
program on which the record
ings are heard, "Today's Prel
ude,” is scheduled daily except
Sundays, from 6 to 7 am. The
Star's recordings may be heard
between 6:45 and 7 o'clock.
The recordings already re
leased in the campaign may be
obtained at the special distribu
tion booths in the lobby of The
Star Building each weekday
from 9 am. to 6 pm. The
booths are closed on Sundays.
FIRST UNIT OF
TRISTAN and ISOLDE
BY
RICHARD WAGNER
And Also the 12 Symphonies
Now Available Through
The Evening Star's Music Appreciation Offer
This coupon will remind
you thot you con now come
to The Star lobby and get
any of the eleven operas
and all of the 12 Sym
phonies now being distrib
uted through The Evening
Star's Music Appreciation
Offer.
Special Music Counter Open 9 A.M. to € P.M. Doily, Except Sunday
II Duce s battered Albanian legions
A wide path of flaming destruction
was apparent, A reddish glow crept
over the tops of 2.000-feet high
mountains showing the caliber of the
raging fires started by the big naval
guns.
The British ships moved through
the mine-studded Straits of Ot
ranto between Italy's "heel'’ and the
Albanian coastline like huge shad
ows. Keeping the Albanian roast in
sight the ships swept into broadside
! firing positions off Valona
1 At this time, early Thursday
.morning, shivering with cold. I
; clambered up the steel ladders from
the battleship s wardroom to the
i control tower.
| Through narrow slits in the steel
tower. I saw the long, massive gray
I barrets of the 15-inch guns slowly
j rear their muzzles skyward from the
giant turrets.
The commander, through a speak
ing tube, gave final instructions, sav
ing the guns were to open fire in 10
minutes.
Girded for Concussion.
| Those minutes ticked off like
| eternity. Looking across the barrels
of the guns that were less than 15
i feet away and poised for action. I
| mentally girded myself for the tre
I mendous concussion t/iat I knew
| must come with detonation of the
first ton of “bricks "
White and red lights flashed on
the fire control indicator, designating
the turrets that w’ere to open the
bombardment.
Then came the signal: ‘Open
fire!" A bell sounded lightly.
1 grasped a rung of a steel ladder,
took a deep breath and ducked be
low the level of the vision slits.
A second later there was a ter
rific burst of fire. Sheets of yellow
flame licked back from the muzzles
of the guns and seemed to pour
through the slits in the tower.
Again the bell sounded. Again I
ducked, and two guns fired almost
simultaneously. The blinding glare
and clouds of yellowish smoke swept
, into my face. The rapid succession
I of the blasts made me feel as if
my head hung by a thread.
Coast Disappears in Fire.
Guns of other battle fleet units
roared W’ith great flashes of fire,
wiping everything else from my
vision. Even the Albanian coast
disappeared in the burst of fire.
Swiftly, scores of shells hurtled
through the air. each carrying more
than 2.000 pounds of destruction into
Valona's naval and military concen
trations.
The Italian shore batteries of 12
inch guns remained silent during
the bombardment, leading to the be
lief the Italians had been taken so
by surprise that they could not fire,
possibly not being able even to de
termine the ships’ positions.
For 12 minutes the battle fleet
pumped out shells with a Niagara
like roar that reverberated for miles
along the Albanian coast.
Then, over the speaking tube,
came a voice like that of a railroad
conductor — unintelligible, but it
meant “cease firing."
The big guns were lowered, but the
crews of the 6-inch guns stood by,
waiting tensely for any reply from
the Italians ashore so they could
answer in turn.
Ships Move Southward.
The British ships, like huge float
ing islands, moved slowly southward
Then the Italian shore batteries
| fired a few starshells. vainly trying
to locate their attackers. The long
burning starshells, bursting high in
the sky. drifted lazily to the surface
of the sea hundreds of yards away
from the ships.
Die Italians fired several more
rounds which came closer, but all
were too distant to illuminate the
battle fleet.
As the reddish glow of the fires
which had been started at Valona
crept over the snow-capped Al
banian mountains, a youthful mid
shipman in the battleship's top con
trol tower happily carolled, “One
Night of Love.”
The battlefleet cruised southward
out of the Straits of Otranto and
into the Ioanlan Sea. Not even an
Italian bombing plane appeared to
attempt attack.
The battle fleet cruised southward
the bombardment, posted a bulletin
with the notation: "The objective—
to discomfort the Italians.”
Italian Libyan Bases
Blasted by British Ships
ABOARD A BATTLESHIP OF
THE BRITISH MEDITERRANEAN
FLEET. Dec. 20 (Delayed) {/P).—
Britain's Mediterranean fleet has
bolstered the land offensive of her
desert troops by pumping hundreds
of high explosive shells into Italian
Charles E. Tilton,
Government Official,
Dies of Heart Attack
Funeral Rites Set Today
For Assistant Manager
Of Federal Savings
Charles Elliott Tilton. 53. assistant
general manager of the Federal
Savings and Loan Insurance Corp..
died yesterday
at his home. 2123
California street
N.W., several
hours after be
ing stricken with
a heart attack
at his office.
Before coming
to Washington,
in 1934, as as
sistant general
manager of the
Home Owners’
Loan C o r p.,
which position
he held before
assuming h i s
Mr Tilton.
| post with the Federal Savings and
liOan in 1938. Mr. Tilton had lone
been prominent in New Hampshire
public affairs. He was Democratic
candidate for Governor of that :
State in 1920.
Graduate of Harvard.
Born in Tilton, N. H . hp obtained
his A. B. degree from Harvard Uni
versity in 1908, afterward attending
Massachusetts Institute of Technol
ogy. Mr. Tilton was a member of the
New Hampshire House of Repre
sentatives in 1913-17; served two
years in the Army during the World
War. was a member of the New j
Hampshire State Board of Public j
Welfare during 1913-15 and again
in 1922-31. when he served as chair
man: was chairman of tlie New
Hampshire Stale Advisory Board •
under Federal Emergency Adminis- j
tration of Public Works in 1934, and j
was State director of N. R A. and
the National Emergency Council, j
He also was a member of the New
Hampshire Constitutional Conven- j
tions of 1912 and 1930. a member of
the board of managers of the New
Hampshire Soldiers Home since
1920. vice president and trustee of
the Iona Savings Bank. Tilton, a
member of the board of directors of
the Citizens Savings Bank. Tilton,
and a director of the United Life
and Accident Insurance Co., Con
cord, N. H.
Service* Set Today.
Mr. Tilton was a member of the
University Club, the Harvard Club
of Boston, Mass., and the Masonic
order.
He leaves his wife, Mrs. Glenna
Webb Tilton: two sons. Charles E. j
Tilton. 3d, of Washington, and S. '
Webb Tilton of New York City and j
a daughter. Miss Glenna Tilton of
: Washington.
Funeral services were to be held
at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon at the
Hines chapel. 2901 Fourteenth street
N.W. Burial will be in Tilton.
Phillips Makes Oil
Deal With Argentina
B» the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21.—The Phil
lips Petroleum Co. announced yes
terday it had contracted with the
Argentine government to make
available to the republic the com
pany's refining processes and pat
ents.
With co-operation of company re
i search engineers, Argentine refiner
ies will put into operation a proc
ess for making a high-grade avia
tion fuel, the announcement added, j
Premier Mussolini’s Libyan strong
holds.
The British ships swept almost
within sight of the guns of the
Italian shore batteries at Bardia,
important Libyan base, and hurled
heavy shells into the heart of the
Italian troop concentrations' supply !
bases, starting huge fires.
Most of Bardia now is flaming
with the mass shellings continuing
at close range.
Day and night shellings from the
fleet have blocked the attempts of
thousands of Marshal Rodolfo Gra
ziani’s Fascist troops to flee to To
bruk, Italian base 65 miles west.
Heavy shells hulled Italian motor
transports, tanks and armored cars
high into the air and tore large
craters in the highway from Bardia
to Tobruk. Italian infantrymen
were scattered.
One ship and some other Italian
batteries responded to the bombard
ment with a hot fire and planes
occasionally attempted to bomb the
ships, but this appeared only to spur
the attack.
A ship shelling Bardia December
17 went, si close inshore that she
drew machine-gun fire, but suc
ceeded despite that in sinking three
small Italian craft.
Halifax Is Expected
To Be Named British
Ambassador Here
No One Is Better Fitted
For Task, Declares
London Times
By tk* Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. 21.—Appointment
of Foreign Secretary Lord Halifax
as Ambassador to the United States
was regarded as certain by an in
fluential section of the British press
today and the London Times said
it could conceive of no one “better
fitted for this important post.”
The Daily Mail flatly declared the
tall, scholarly Foreign Secretary
would assume the post left vacant
by the death of Lord Lothian and
asserted his name already had been
submitted to President Roosevelt for
approval.
The authoritative but more re
strained British Press Association's
parliamentary correspondent said
Lord Halifax was considered the
most likely choice for the ambas
sadorship.
Minister of War Anthony Eden
will move up to the foreign secre
taryship if Lord Halifax is ap
pointed and Prime Minister Winston
Churchill also will make a post for
David Lloyd George, World War
Prime Minister, the Daily Mail said.
Lloyd George was reported by the
British press earlier this week to
have declined the ambassadorship
because of his age.
Lord Halifax, 58, has had a dis
tinguished political career. As Prune
Minister Neville Chamberlain s For
eign Secretary he conducted pre
war negotiations with Adolf Hitler.
Son of a pious father. Lord Halifax
himself is an extremely devout An
glican churchman. He was Viceroy
to India from 1926 to 1931, has been
Lord President of the Council and
Lord Privy Seal in the House of
Lords and served with distinction
in the World War.
Recently the British press has
been critical of his handling of the
Foreign Office because of his cool
ness toward Soviet Russia.
American Approval
Of Halifax Indicated
By Cable to Tbc St at.
LONDON. Dec. 21—The United
States Government has indicated its
approval of Lord Halifax as the next
British Ambassador to Washington,
it is reported in London today. When
Lord Halifax, who is said to be
reluctant to take the post, leaves
the Foreign Office there will be far
reaching changes in the British
cabinet.
Sir Walter Layton is being tipped
for the past of Minister to Wash
ington—a new appointment which
is regarded as essential in view of
British dependence on American
supplies. Layton has recently re
turned from the United States where
he was on a mission as director gen
eral of program at the Ministry of
Supply.
It is now accepted as fact and so
reported in this morning's press,
that Lord Halifax's appointment
will be followed by cabinet changes
in which War Minister Anthony
Eden will succeed Lord Halifax at
the Foreign Office There are sev- j
oral suggestions for the War Office
but the likeliest appears to be either |
Oliver Lyttelton, now at the Board
of Trade, or Robert Hudson, Min
ister of Agriculture.
Mr. Hudson might hand over to
Lloyd George who has once again
been asked to accept a post in the
war cabinet. The 78-year-old former
Premier, who was first asked to
accept the Washington job but j
turned it down because of his age. is
known to be the foremast advocate
of increasing Britain s agricultural
output.
(Copyright. 1P40, Chicago Daily Hc»t. Inc.)
Lawrence's Gold Goes
On Sale in Syria
Bowls filled with British sover
eigns have appeared on the stands
of street money changers in Da
mascus and other towns in Syria.
The coins sell for about $9 each, j
It is believed the sovereigns are part j
of the gold distributed by Lawrence I
of Arabia many years ago, and now j
brought out by the crisis.
Liverpool
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ter was hit by a heavy bomb and
rescue parties still were bringing out
the dead and injured in mid-morn
ing. A number of firemen were
killed and injured.
Scattered Objectives
Also Bombed by Nazis
LONDON, Dec. 21 tFj.— Far-rang
ing German bombers gave Liverpool
one of its worst poundings of the
war last night and early today and
simultaneously rained explosives on
many other scattered objectives in
England, including London.
The government acknowledged
that “a considerable number" of
private homes and other buildings
had been destroyed in Liverpool, but
said casualties w'ere not believed to
be heavy.
Rubble Litters Streets.
Fires were started in many places
in Liverpool and the far-flung dock
area along the Mersey River, and
rubble littered the city streets for
blocks. All the fires were said to
be out or under control this morn
ing. A tannery and storage yard
were among the places listed by the
government as damaged.
Isolated visits of German planes
were recorded at a few points in
the daylight hours today.
London had a brief alert with the
appearance of a single German
plane, pursued by British fighters.
Aerial scouts flew over Liverpool.
Incendiary bombs were dropped in
East Anglia.
Liverpool's defenders put up a ter
rific anti-aircraft barrage to meet
the raiders, which bucked a stiff
wind over the Channel. A record
number of planes was said by some
sources to have taken part in the
raid, which lasted until almost dawn.
London was bombed intermittent
ly from dusk until 3:30 am., when
the all-clear sounded.
Two Hospitals Reported Hit.
Nazi raiders also were reported
over aeveral sections of the Mid
lands, where two hospitals were said
to have been damaged.
In all, 11 cities in East Wales,
along the east coast and in the
northwest felt the blows of the night
raiders, but outside of Liverpool
damage was described by the gov
ernment as slight.
At
SAN QUENTIN, CALIF.—STARTS LIFE SENTENCE AT 16—
Robert Mandell, 16-year-old San Jose (Calif.) youth (left),
convicted of slaying Josephine Parsen, 15-year-old schoolmate,
began a life sentence in San Quentin Prison yesterday—one of
the youngest persons ever admitted. Escorting Mandell into the
prison is Warden Clinton Duffy (right), who said the boy would
start classes in the prison school Monday. Last wish of the
pale-faced youth was that he could become an Army flyer.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
Roosevelt-Willkie Battle Rated
Above War as Top News Story
Conscription Given Second Place and Fall
Of France Third on Associated Press List
By CHARLES HONCE,
Associated Pr*'S News Editor.
The top news story of 1940 in my
rating was made in America—the
presidential campaign.
No other event of the year excited
the American people as did that
story. In the rest of the world, it
competed successfully for attention
with other exciting happenings.
It began with the nomination of
Wendell Willkie by the Republicans,
which was a thunder bolt, and it
ended in a roaring climax with the
re-election of President Franklin
Delano Roosevelt.
There were two simple reasons
for the importance of this story:
To the United States it meant, a
third-term president for the first
time in history: to the world, con
tinuance of the Roosevelt policies
regarding the European war. which
may settle the destinies of most of
the world's peoples.
For the majority of 1940 s great
est news stories, one must look across
the seas where war's panoply spread
to the fullest in the horror of death,
destruction and suffering.
Here they are as I see them the
10 biggest news stories of 1940:
1. Roosevelt Wins Agoin
I*robably no American political
issue has been more widely debated
than that of a third presidential
term President Roosevelt shattered
the tradition in his victory over
Wendell Willkie. who thoroughly
broke tradition himself in his ball
of-fire campaign for the Republican
presidential nomination and his ef
fort to win the election.
2. U. S. Adopts Conscription
The Secretary of War put his
hand in a jar, took out a capsule
and the first number had been
drawn in America precedent
shattering peacetime conscription,
for which 17,000.000 men had reg
istered. This story shaped up big
because it was part of a great na
tional effort for re-armament for
"all out" defense of the Western
Hemisphere. Coincidentally 21 Amer
ican nations agreed to stand to
gether for that defense.
3. France Surrenders
A tragic story of stunning Im
pact, high in interest* Described j
by many experts as the finest in 1
the world, the French army melt- I
ed before the German blitzkrieg
in a few’ weeks. And into the
discard, at least temporarily, went
the historical French phase, “Lib
erty, Equality, Fraternity.”
4. Baffle of Brifain
Here is one of the epic stories
of the year. Adolf Hitler smashed
to the Channel pork, and then
across that short stretch of water
he sent his bombers at England.
Fire, death, destruction rained from
the skies. Devastation has been
enormous, but Britons have fought
back, bitterly and stubbornly.
“There Will Always Be an Eng
land.'' they sing, as they stumble
through the rubble of their homes,
factories, churches and hallowed
buildings.
5. Italy Repulsed
Italy came info the war late but
within six months, the British had
blasted Mussolini's invading army
out of Egypt, the Greeks w-ere pur
suing his legions in Albania, his
fleet had been damaged at Taranto
and evidences of internal stresses
had come to light.
6. Destroyers for Bases
Few issues aroused more discus
sion than the United States’ trade
of 50 destroyers for defense bases
on British Western Hemisphere
territory. President Roosevelt made
the deal and announced it after
it was all over. “He should have
consulted Congress,'’ argued many,
and the discussion carried right
on through to the end of the year.
7. Rumanian Travail
“Unhappy Rumania was the way
thp Balkan nation was described by
many writers. Its troubles of the
year made top news. Russia grabbed
off Bressarabia: Hungary took back
a portion af Transylvania: Bulgaria
got a piece at the pie counter An
earthquake devastated: King Carol
abdicated in a hurry: then the
passions of Iron Guardists broke
out in mass executions and the
Germans moved in.
8. Flight From Dunkerque
A saga of extraordinarv human
interest was this flight of the British
from continental Europe with the
bloody sands of Dunkerque the final
stepping-ofT place Some 330 000
British were carried to safety under
the blasting guns of the Germans.
9. Russia Adds Territory
Russia conquered Finland, took
some choice portions of her terri
tory; absorbed the republics of
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, and
then took back Bessarabia and Ru
mania. An absorbing news story,
these moves of the Russian giant.
10. Fifth Column in Norway
Outstanding by any rating, was
the exposure of how fifth column
activities helped Germany conquer.
It was first disclosed in the conquest
of Norway.
Weather Report
• Furnished by the United Btetes Weither Bureeu )
District- ot Columbia—Scattered clouds, w^fi lowest temperature
about 33 degrees tonight; tomorrow scattered clouds; gentle to moderate
west and northwest winds.
Maryland—Broken clouds; slightly colder in north portion tonight; !
tomorrow scattered clouds.
Virginia—Scattered clouds tonight and tomorrow; slightly colder in
northwest portion tonight.
West Virginia—Broken clouds, slightly colder tonight; tomorrow
scattered clouds, w-armer in northwest portion.
A_ - ■ _
A disturbance of slight intensity is mov
ing northeastward, being central about ‘.till
miles off the North Carolina coast with
lowest pressure about 1013.5 millibars
(29 93 Inchest. The disturbance that was
over Lake Superior Friday morning has
advanced rapidly eastward to Maine. East
nort. 1011.2 millibars <29.88 inches). An
other disturbance is moving rapidly east
ward over Northern Minnesota. Pembina.
N. Dak. 1012 9 millibars (29.91 inches!.
Pressure Is high over the Middle Rocky
Mountain region, Grand Junction. Colo..
1033.9 millibars <30.53 inchest, with a
wedge extending eastward to Southern Illi
nois During the last 24 hours Quite heavy
rains have occurred in the Middle and
North Pacific States, moderate to heavy
rains in the South Atlantic Stales and
light rains and snows in the Appalachian
region. Northern New York and South
eastern Texas. Temperatures have fallen
slightly in the Lake region and in the Ohio
and Mississiptji Valleys.
Report lor Last 24 Hours.
Temperature. Barometer.
Yesterday— Decrees. Inches.
4 p.m. . 53 30.14
8 p.m _ 45 30.14
Midnight _ 39 30.13
Today—
4 a m. _ 38 30.10
8 a m. _ 37 30.12
Noon _ 51 30.10
Record for Last 94 Hoars.
(From noon yesterday to noon today )
Highest. 54. at 3 p m. yesterday. Year
ago. 40.
Lowest. 35. at 7 am. today. Year
ago. 34.
Record Temperature This Tear.
Highest. 100. on July 27.
Lowest. 7. on January 29.
Humidity fur Laat 94 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 93 per cent, at 8 a m today.
Lowest, 36 per cent, at 3 p.m. yesterday.
River Repert.
Potomac River cloudy. Shenandoah clear
at Harpers Ferry: Potomac alithtly muddy
at Great Falls today.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coeat and
Geodetic Survey.) .
Today Tomorrow
High _12:23 g.m. 1:23 a.m.
Low _ 7:11a.m. 8:10 a.m.
High _ 1:00 p.m. 2:04 p.m.
Low_i_ 7:41p.m. 8:48 p.m.
The Sun and Maen.
Rises. Sets.
Sun. today __ 7:23 4:49
Sun. tomorrow 7:24 4:50
Moon today - 11:49 e.m.
Automobile lights must be turned on ane
hall bear after (unset.
A.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inch?* in the
Capital icurrent month to date):
Month. 1940. Avg. Record.
January _2.12 3.55 7.8.1 ':i?
February _ 2.77 3.27 6.84 84
Maich _ 3.42 3.75 8.84 '91
April _6.19 3.27 9.13 ’89
May _ 3.10 3.70 10.69 ’89
June _ 0.86 4.13 1094 'OO
July _ 5.73 4.71 10.63 ’86
August _ 5.00 4 01 14.41 *28
September_ 1.34 3.24 17 45 '34
October _ 2.15 2.84 8 81 '37
November _ 5.26 2.37 8 69 89
December _ O 90 3.32 7.50 '01
Weather in Varieni Cities.
Temp Rain
Barom. Hich Low, fall. Weather.
Abilene 30.33 59 32 Clear
Albany :ni"3 41 26 Cloudy
Atlanta 30 15 52 42 0.01 Cloudy
Atl City 30.00 52 51 . Cloudy
Baltimore 30.09 55 36 Cloudy
Bismarck 30.03 47 26 Cloudy
Boston 29 97 46 39 0 1)3 Cloudy
Buffalo.. 30.18 44 35 0.01 Cloudy
Butte 30.15 49 31 Cloudy
Charleston. 30.09 56 54 0.24 Cloudy
Chicago 30.27 38 21 Cloudy
Cincinnati . 30.30 55 38 Cloudy
Cleveland 30.24 48 34 Ram
Davenport .30.30 36 23 _ Cloudy
Denver 30.27 45 »2tj _ Clear
Des Moines 30.27 38 21 _ Cloudy
Detroit 30.21 43 34 _ Cloudy
*3 Paso . 30.30 60 29 ___ Clear
Huron 30.12 42 23 Clear
Indian'olis 30.30 50 32 Rain
Jacks'ville 30.09 65 54 1.08 ILun
Kans. City 30.36 50 28 Foggy
L. Angeles 30.06 71 58 _ Cloudy
Louisville 30.27 51 32 - Cloudy
Miami 30.03 79 73 ... Cloudy
Mpls.-St. P- 30.09 33 19 ... Cloudy
N. Orleans 30.15 80 55 _ Cloudy
New York 30.03 4 7 38 . Cloudy
Norfolk 30.09 54 45 ... Cloudy
Okla City 30.33 54 32 ... Clear
Dmaha 30.27 44 22 ... Clear
Philadel’hla 30.06 47 38 cloudy
Phoenix 30.15 68 40 _ Cloudy
Pittsburgh 30.18 48 41 _ Cloudy
PTand. Me. 29 94 40 30 Cloudy
PTand. Ore 29.88 46 3P 0.60 cloudy
Raleigh 30.12 51 44 0.09 Clear
8t. Louis . 30.33 55 29 Clear
8 Lake C. 30.39 29 23 .. Foggy
San Diego 30.06 70 52 Cloudy
8. r anciaco 29.94 64 55 O 09 Rain
Seattle _. 29.89 54 45 0.03 Cloudy
tookane 30.30 47 41 Cloudy
Tampa . 30.03 74 69 0.11 Rain
WASH.D.C. 30.12 54 35 — Clear
Fare in Statins.
(Noon. Greenwich time, today.l
Temperature. Weather
Horta (FayalV Agores 49 Cloudy
(Current observations.)
Havana. Cuba - 70 Rain
Colon, Canal Bom_ TT Clear
International Medal
Awarded to Pinchot
For Forestry Work
Presentation Comes as
Surprise to Former
' U. S. Chief Forester
Gifford Pinchot, former chief for
ester of the United States Forest
Service and former Governor of
Pennsylvania, was accorded "inter
national recognition” for his work
in forestry last night, when he was
presented with the Sir William
Schlich memorial medal.
The presentation, at the 40th
annual meeting of the Society of
American Foresters, caught Mr.
Pinchot so completely by surprise
that he was visibly overcome tem
porarily by emotion.
Mr. Pinchot was praised by Dr.
C. F. Korstian. president of the
Society of American Foresters, who
presented the medal, as "one of our
great pioneers and most distin
guished leaders in the forestry pro
fession.”
Warns of Dangers to Forests.
Tire medal ceremony followed an
address by the former Pennsylvania
Governor, during which he praised
the profession of forestry, recited
with pride the great advance it had
made in the past 40 years, but
warned of the dangers still con
fronting the forests of this country.
Declaring that "devastation of
privately owned forest lands still
is going on.” the speaker recom
mended that to "stop this” ther*
should be either Government own
ership or Government control.
The Society of American For
esters, he explained, had grown in
♦0 years from seven men to an or
ganization of nearly 5 000.
Roosevelt a Recipient.
The medal received by Mr Pin
chot. Dr. Korstian explained, was
founded on an international basis
to perpetuate the memory of the
late Sir William Schlich. famous
British forester, who had distin
guished service in India and other
parts of the British Empire. Only
previous American to receive the
award was President Franklin D.
Roosevelt in 1935. If has been
awarded elsewhere to distinguished
| leaders in otfier countries.
| Fire medals of the American For
est Fire Foundation were awarded
posthumously by John D. Guthrie
of the United States Forest Service,
to two Civilian Conservation Corps
enrollees who last their lives while
fighting a fire in Toiyabe National
Forest, Nevada, in January. 1939.
The award for James Tippin, 21.
of Oswego. Kans., was received by
Senator Capper of Kansas, rep
resenting Raymond Tippin. the
boy's father, and the award for
Walter James. 18. of Ridgewood,
N. Y.. was received by William G.
Howard, forest commissioner of
New York, representing the boy's
i mother. Mrs. Anna James
Entertainment was provided bv a
j group headed bv Edward I. Kotok,
presenting a program entitled The
Order of the Cambium Ring "
Charter Member* Presented.
Henry S. Graves, former oean nf
the Yale School of Forestry, who
| succeeded Mr. Pinchot as chief of
the Forest Sendee, was toastmaster.
He reviewed the history of the serv
ice and presented three other char
! ter members of the society. Mr.
Pinchot. William L. Hall and Ralph
S. Hosmer.
The annual meeting was to come
. to a close today with discussion of
I the subject “Regulated Forest Man
1 agement In the United States." On
the program were Clyde S. Martin,
Tacoma. Wash.: C. M. Granger,
Forest Service: Karl A. Swenning,
Berlin. N H : Raymond E Rendall,
Augusta. Me : Frank Hevward. At
lanta. Ob.: James w. Girard of the
i Forest Service and Walter J. Dam
• toft of Canton. N. C.
I
Washingtonian Jailed
On Assault Charge
Flovd O. Whit*. 31, of 3400 Dent
place N.W.. was held without bond
in the Montgomery County Jail at
Rockville. Md., today, charged with
assaulting a 25-vear-old white
woman.
Chief Andrew M. Newman of the
county police said White was ar
rested yesterday with the aid of
Washington police and brought to
Rockville for questioning after ha
had waived extradition. The con
dition of the woman was described
by Dr. C. E. Hawks, county medical
examiner, as “serious.”
She was beaten by her assailant
during the attack, according to
police and treated at Georgetown
Hospital.
According to police. White met tha
woman, to whom he laad been intro
duced previously, in Washington and
took her to Maryland in his car.
The attack is alleged to have oc
curred in the Glen Echo area near
Conduit road.
Club Elects Officers
ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. Si
Officers of the Germantown Home
makers’ Club have been selected aa
follows: Mrs. Clements Gloyd, Mid
dlebrook. president : Mrs. Robert L.
Hickerson. Germantown, vice presi
dent; Miss Rebecca Leaman. Ger
mantown, secretary; Miss Marie Bo
j land, Germantown, treasurer.
V
Gamblers
'Continued From First Page.)
"testing." or “testing for modula
tion," and then, “that is all.”
The man broadcasting from his
overcoat sleeve was sending mes
sages across the track to a shack
off the grounds, but within his view.
If the signals came through he got
an “O. K." from the shack by a
series of flashing lights.
Concealed in Trunk.
From the shack the “hot" news
was being broadcast over a trans
mitter. concealed in a trunk and
served by a cleverly hidden antenna.
The investigators searching for the
unlicensed broadcasting stations
heard the tipster remark one r^ay
that a clothesline concealed his view.
This enabled the inspectors to locate
the cabin where the high-powered
signals were originating. This area
already had been indicated by a ra
dio direction finder.
The two men arrested gave Detroit
as their home address. Their names
were not furnished by the rommis
sioa
The new airmail service between
Tokio, Japan, and Bangkok. Thai
land. covers 3,107 miles.
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