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Pepper Calls
For 'Get Tough'
U. $. Program
Urges Occupation
Of World Exits for
Possible Attack
By the Associated Press.
Declaring that “it is time for the
United States to get tough," Senator
Pepper, Democrat, of Florida urged
today that this Nation, in co-opera
tion with Great Britain, occupy
Greenland. Iceland, the Azores, the
Cape Verde and Canary Islands,
Singapore and Dakar, West Africa.
Senator Pepper's "get tough" pro
gram also carried these recom
That the United States and Brit
ish Navies "join openly” in the
Pacific “to shut up the Japanese
fleet in its lair,” and
That long-range bombers, manned
by American pilots enlisting vol
untarily, be made available to China.
“A few bombers flown by Ameri
can pilots wouldn't leave enough
of Tokio^to build a bonfire,” he com
Would Stifle Threats.
The Florida Senator, consistent
administration supporter and early
advocate of aid to Britain, said in a
speech prepared for Senate deliv
“We must stifle threats against us
rear their source. We have al
ready waited too long. If we con
tinue a pussv-footing policy the foe
will not fear us and our friends will
not respect us.”
Speaking of lease-lend cargoes.
Senator Pepper asserted that the
country “should resolve that no
power will keep us from getting the
goods to Britain, and getting them
there now.”
It was up to military and naval
experts, he added, to decide on the
best method for guaranteeing safe
As far as Hitler was concerned.
Senator Pepper said that the United
States should react to him as it
had to the Barbary Coast pirates
in the early years of the last century.
and to the gangsters of the Dillinger
Time for “Plain Talk.”
The suggestion of bombers and
“volunteer" flyers for China was
prefaced by the assertion that the
time had come "to give some plain
talk and if necessary some plain
action to Japan.”
“We know that the little yellow
men are waiting behind the door
with a drawn dagger to stab us when
we become involved with another
foe.” Senator Pepper said.
“We should take the initiative. I
believe a few American pilots in
first class bombing planes could
make a shambles out of Tokio.
“If the Japanese get a sample in
their capital of what they did to
China • * * they may lose some of
their blood-thirstiness.”
Declaring he stood for “a policy
of realism,” the Florida Senator
asserted that “we have been par
alyzed for a month because the ad
ministration and the Congress have
not dared to face issues squarely and
decide them.
“The Government has ceased to
lead the people of America, and
where there is no leadership the
people perish.”
Calls for State of Emergency.
He then proposed that the Presi
dent declare and Congress approve
a “state of national emergency—a
6tate in which the Government
would have power similar to the war
Continuing, he said:
"I propose that we close exits of
Europe, Africa and Asia against any
possible attack upon our continent.
I mean that we should not allow
the Axis to occupy Greenland. Ice
land. the Azores, the Cape Verde
Islands, the Canary Islands. Singa
pore or Dakar. We know that if
they do occupy them it will only be
to have a vantage point from which
to jump at our throat.
“I propose that the United States,
• In co-operation with Great Britain,
occupy all those territories so we
. may stifle near its source this threat
which we know to be aimed against
: tis. * • *
“If we occupy these territories we
can keep the sea lanes of Britain
open with our Navy and our air
• Of the places mentioned by
Senator Pepper, only Greenland
has figured officially heretofore
in United States defense precau
tions. Arrangements were re
cently concluded to the establish
ment of hemisphere defense bases
on the territory of the far north
colony of occupied Denmark.
British forces are in possession
of Iceland, Denmark’s neighbor
ing sister kingdom, and on the
other side of the world Britain
has been reinforcing the garrison
of the empire’s great naval base
at Singapore. The Canary Islands
belong to Spain. Azores and the
Cape Verde Islands are Portu
gese possessions. Dakar, which
has repulsed one “free French’’
expedition, remains loyal to the
Vichy govrenment of unoccupied
. France.)
Senator Pepper saw two things
that the world “needs to know"
from the United States:
“That America is determined that
tyranny shall die and that when
we have saved liberty we shall help
tn nurture it to maturity in all the
"If men ask our motives, we shall
sav that we are determined that
International bandits shall be dealt
with hereafter like we dealt with
the cattle thieves of a generation
He suggested that the Govern
ment seize all the assets in the
country belonging to the Axis pow
ers and use them to feed "starving
people abroad.”
Referring to recent statements
by Charles A. Lindbergh, Senator
Pepper asked whether the people
wished to follow the ideals of the
Lindbergh who flew the Atlantic
In 1927 or the “Lindbergh of 1941—
the chief apostle of defeatism and

Board Approves Emil Schram
As New Stock Exchange Head
Chairman of R. F. C.
Is Selected to
Succeed Martin
B> the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. May 6—Emil
Schram, chairman of the Recon
struction Finance Corp.. has been
approved by the Board of Governors
of the New York Stock Exchange
as the next president of that insti
| tution.
Mr. Schram would take the post
i vacated by William McC. Martin, jr„
i who left the exchange last month
for a year's service under the Selec
tive Service Act.
Exchange officials were said to be
in Washington empowered to come
to an agreement with Mr. Schram.
who was said to have indicated his
willingness to take the job.
He was said to be the unanimous
(See SCHRAM. Page A-6.)
Eden Expresses Faith
j Turkey Will Remain
Loyal to Britain
Sooner U. S. Aid Reaches
Battlefields Sooner War
Will End, Commons Told
By the Associated Press.
LONDON. May 6.—Foreign Sec
retary Anthony Eden told the House
; of Commons today that the sooner
United States war materials reach
the battlefields of Asia. Africa and
Europe the sooner the war will end.
He expressed faith that Turkey
would stand by Britain and he told
Arab peoples, including the Iraqis,
to beware of an Axis victory.
During his review, which opened
the government’s statement in full
dress debate on the conduct of the
war, a heckling member interrupted
Mr. Eden's reference to United
States aid with: “Let us do a bit
Mr. Eden promptly retorted he
was "presupposing maximum effort
of ourselves and the United States
of America.”
Attacked br Critics.
Government critics, among them
Leslie Hore-Belisha. rose to attack
Mr. Eden's long review.
"Now that events are going against
us. I trust temporarily,'’ Mr. Hore
Belisha said, "there is a tendency
to minimize their importance, to
distinguish them from what is hap
pening in the Atlantic.”
Laborite Hastings Bertrand Lees
Smith. speaking from the front op
position bench, warned that in the
battle of Suez Britain had a smaller
margin of time than in the battle
of the Atlantic.
“In the Mediterranean.” he said,
“it is a race between Hitler's imme
diate advantage and our power to
build up equipment to hold him
until American supplies swing in our
favor some months hence.”
The Laborite speaker wanted to
know why measures were not taken
to keep German panzer divisions out
of Libya and asked if the govern
ment was satisfied that the French
government at Vichy is maintaining
strict neutrality.
Telling of diplomatic efforts in the
Near East preceding the Nazi in
vasion of Greece and Yugoslavia,
Mr. Eden declared he was impressed
by the loyal friendship and deter
mination of the Turks to “stand firm
against any menace to their sov
The trouble which h* said was
“created” in Iraq. Mr. Eden went on,
is of great concern to both Britain
and Turkey.
He declared Britain had nothing
to be ashamed of in her dealings
with the Arab peoples, most of all
Iraq, “whos^ independence we as
sured; it is'we who have assisted
them and in every respect we have
kept our word.”
Mr. Eden said the British were
very grateful for the offer of the
good offices of the Turkish and
Egyptian governments in mediation,
but until Iraq withdrew her troops
from Habbaniyah and ceased hos
tilities. Britain would not discuss
fulfillment of her treaty rights.
“Arabs in any land must know
that the approach of Axis rule
means the end of their liberty,
which they have jealously guarded
and which, in alliance with us, are
safe today,” he declared.
Irish Bases Mentioned.
Mr. Lees-Smith brought Irish
bases into the debate, declaring that
“it is worth while calling attention
of the United States to this matter,
because the policy of patrol which
the United States now has under
taken is being defeated and stulti
fied by the policy of Southern Ire
land of refusing us those ports."
“I believe,” he added, “expression
of public opinion in the United
States and representations from the
United States have more influence
with the government of Southern
Ireland than from any other country
in the world.”
Mr. Hore-Belisha said there was
no question that Britain was obli
gated to go to the aid of Greece, but
asked why. during the months before
that. Italy, “the most vulnerable
country in Europe,” with railways
and industries concentrated along
2,500 mUes of coastline, wasn't
bombed by the R. A. P. while the
Greeks were whipping the Italian
Army in Albania.”
“Why has such tenderness been
shown Italy.” Mr. Hore-Belisha
asked, “when Greece was crying out
for airplanes and Beaverbrook (until
recently Minister of Aircraft Pro
duction) was saying our stores were
bulging with airplanes?”
He declared that “night after
night when Greece was in travail”
the R A. F. bombed Germany. The
opportunity to bomb Italy, which
existed for six months, he added, is
gone now.
Mr Hore-Belisha criticized the
army's strategy and diplomatic
maneuvers in the Near East, de
manding “Why did we allow all this
to happen in Iraq?”
President Summons
Chief Advisers for
Bombers Talks
First-Hand Report on
Needs and Facilities
To Be Discussed
President urges increase in produc
tion of heavy bombers. Page A-3
Following up his request of last
night that there be "a substantial
| increase' in American production of
I heavy bombing planes, President i
Roosevelt summoned to “the White
House today his principal cabinet 1
and defense advisers for a first
hand report on needs and facilities.
Leaving virtually the entire day
free for this consultation, the Presi
dent called in Secretary of State
Hull. Secretary of the Treasury Mor
genthau. Secretary of War Stimson,
Secretary of the Navy Knox, Maj. j
Gen. H. H. Arnold, chief of the Army
Air Corps; Admiral Harold R. Stark,
chief of naval operations; Gen. ]
George C. Marshall, Army chief of ,
staff; Rear Admiral John H. Towers,
chief of naval aeronautics, and
Harry L. Hopkins, director of the
lease-iend program.
It was explained at the White i
House that Gen. Arnold, who re- !
! cently returned from an observation j
mission ip England, will make his
first formal* Jeport on British avia-1
tion needs and practices—a basis on 1
i which the new policy of speeding
American bombing production is be
I lieved to have been decided.
Mr. Stimson and Gen. Marshall
i remained for further consultation
when the other conferees left the
i White House about 1 p.m.
Two Revisions Made.
While undertaking this unusually
important conference, the Chief Ex
ecutive this morning also directed
two important revisions in the ad
ministrative machinery of the de
fense program.
First of these was an order to Sec
retary of Agriculture Wickard to set
up in his department an Office for
Agricultural Defense Relations. The
new agency, It was specified, will
take over the functions previously
assigned to the Division of Agricul
ture of the National Defense Ad
visory Commission.
Resignation of Chester C. Davis as '
; the agricultural member of the De- |
fense Commission was announced
! this morning at the White House.
Mr Davis recently was appointed '
I president of the Federal Reserve j
I Bank in St. Louis.
Second of the reorganization steps
was the establishment within the
. Office for Emergency Management
5 of a Division of Defense Aid Reports
! and appointment of Maj. Gen. James
H. Burns to head the division.
First Assistant to Hopkins.
In effect, this appointment makes
Gen. Burns a first assistant to Mr.
Hopkins in supervising the lease
lend program, providing Mr. Hop
kins with a qualified military ad
viser to handle the technical as
pects of the program.
Regarding today's conference,
White House Secretary Stephen T.
Early explained that Gen. Arnold
already had made preliminary
verbal reports on British aviation
needs to Mr. Hopkins, a circum
stance which presumably led to last
night's request by the President. It
was further explained, however,
that the Air Corps chieftain will
present his observations in more de
tail to the full group today.
In his letter to Secretary Wick
ard, directing creation of the new
departmental office, the President
“I am taking the position that,
broadly conceived, the most vital
operating functions of agriculture
in the defense program are, first,
the guarantee of an adequate sup
ply of food for the needs of this
Nation and supplemental needs of
those nations whose defense is es
(See ROOSEVELT, Page A-3.)

Reich and Italy
Take Over More
Greek Islands
Nazis Occupy Lesbos
And Chios; Fascists
Also Seize Six
By the Associated Press.
BERLIN, May 6.—The Greek
islands of Lesbos and Chios in
the Aegean Sea were occupied
yesterday by the German Army,
an official announcement said
Both islands were regarded here
as strategically important because
ot their nearness to Turkish waters.
How the German troops reached the
islands was not disclosed.
Chios is less than 10 miles from
the mainland of Turkey, west of
Izmir (Smyrnai. Lesbos, the larger
of the two islands, is little more than
10 miles from the mainland, farther
6 of Kykladon Group
Occupied by Italians
ROME. May 6 (A5).—Italian occu
pation of the six islands of the Ky
kladon (Cycladesi group, adjoining
Italy's Dodecanese Archipelago and 1
standing in the southern waters of
the Aegean Sea. was announced to- j
day by the Fascist high command, i
The occupied islands were an-1
nounced as Amorgos. Anaphe, Ios,
Thera, Naxos and Paros.
In Circle Around Delos.
The Kykladon. or Cyclades, were
so named by the ancients because
they are arranged in a kind of
circle around the island of Delos,
smallest but most famed of the
There are 17 large islands, and
numerous ones, in three rows, ex
tending in a southeast direction
from Southern Greece.
Delos, according to Greek myth
ology drifted about until moored by
Zeus for the birthplaceiof Apollo
and Artemis, and became Apollo's i
place of worship It was sacked by
Menophanes in 87 B C.
The entire group has a total area
of 1.041 miles and a population of
about 135.000. The capital is Her
moupclis, on Syros Island.
lick Every Bottleneck/
Says Ball, Urging Bill
Senator Ball, Republican, of Min
nesota told a Senate Labor Sub
committee today that the United
States could not overcome the
seven-year lead held in Germany
in "the battle of production” on any
business-as-usual basis.
"We cannot win it unless we at
tack and lick every single bottle
neck. however small and minor it
may be, that slows our production
effort.” he declared in urging
speedy approval of a bill he intro
duced to require a 10-day "cooling
off” period before any strike af
fecting defense production.
The Vinson bill to require a 25
day “cooling off” period and to
freeze closed shop agreements in
defense industries is on the House
calendar for debate soon.
Thomas R. Jones, representing
the National Association of Manu
facturers, told the Senate group
the N. A. M. indorsed the general
principle of the Ball bill, adding
that the association was "opposed
to any attempt to forbid strikes or
provide for the compulsory arbi
tration by Government of strikes
which do occur.”
Selassie Back in Capital
After Exile of 5 Years
■y th* Associated Press.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia. May 5
(Delayed).—Haile Selassie, Emperor
of Ethiopia and Lion of Judah, en
tered his capital today after five
years of exile while Ethiopia was in
Italian hands.
Intense excitement prevailed in
the gayly bedecked city as the Em
peror rode in triumphantly to re
claim his throne.
He was met by Gen. A. C. Cun
ningham, commander of the British
forces which drove the Italians from
the city, and by Selassie's sons,
Crown Prince Makonnen and the
Duke of Harar.
All Italians left in the city re
mained indoors.
Ethiopian natives who had ridden
Into the city astride gayly capari
soned mules were on hand to wel
come the slight, bearded Lion of
The processional route followed by
the monarch and his party was out
lined with poles bedecked in the
country’s colors.
Capt. Roosevelt in Burma
RANGOON, Burma. May 6 (jP>.—
Capt. James Roosevelt, son of the
President, arrived yesterday en route
to Cairo, Egypt, after a visit to the
Chinese capital at Chungking.
Canadians List 12 Americans
Among 122 Missing at Sea !
By the Associated Press.
OTTAWA, Ontario, May
Twelve Americans—11 of them plane
ferry pilots—were listed today among
122 persons reported missing at sea
from various branches of the civilian
and armed services.
The full list included men from
the army, navy, Royal Air Force,
the Royal Norwegian Air Force,
members of the United Kingdom
and Canadian inspection board and
some civilians.
The Americans were listed as fol
Reginald Lawrence Wells, Royal
Canadian Signal Corps, Melrose
Highlands, Mass.
Perry pilots:
R. E. Fordyce, Chicago.
R. W. Lowell, Chickasa, Okla.
J. S. Wright, Medford, Okla.
J. C. Torpey, Silverdale. Wash.
E. Frederichs, Peoria, 111.
R. Burden, Warsaw, Ind.
J. A. Woodall, Dallas, Tex.
K. B. Codings, Oceanside, Long
Island. N. Y.
W. H. Nance, Houston, Tex.
R. G. Smith, Warsaw, Ind.
I. Landis, Boyertown, Pa.
Inclusion of the pilots in the list
of missing raised speculation that
(See MISSING, Page A-4.i 1
I -
Senate Subcommittee
Gets Petition Urging
Vote for District
Capper-Sumners Plan
Backed by 30 Civic
And Trade Bodies
A petition signed by officers of
more than 30 of the principal civic
and trade organizations of the city
in support of the Capper-Sumners
resolution for District suffrage was
filed today with the Senate sub
committee. which plans to bring its
hearings to a close tomorrow aft
The petition was presented by
Jesse C. Suter on behalf of the
Citizens' Joint Committee on Na
tional Representation, and the other
city-wide co-operating groups in the
fight for suffrage. Mr. Suter told
Chairman McCarran that Senator
Capper, Republican, of Kansas, had
suggested presentation of the peti
tion to the subcommittee. Senator
Capper plans to offer a copy of it
in the Senate.
Most of the morning session was
devoted to opposition witnesses, who
defended the present commission
form of local government, and
argued statehood would have to be
conferred on the District to give it
representation in the Senate and
Near the close of today s hearing,
however. Mrs. Harvey W. Wiley,
made a stirring appeal for the vote
on behalf of the Woman's City Club
and the District Legislative Council*
Mrs. Margaret Hopkins Worrell of
the Columbia Heights Citizens’
Association and of the Wheel of
Progress also spoke briefly in sup
port of suffrage.
“Do you think the founders of the
Nation intended the people of this
District should have the vote and
the same rights as citizens of the
States?" Chairman McCarran asked
Mrs. Wiley.
"I do not think they foresaw a
city of more than 600,000 inhabitants
here—they could not have foreseen
it,” Mrs. Wiley replied.
Sees No Interference.
When Senator McCarran asked if
the founders envisioned a seat of
government that would be free from
the political influence of any State,
Mrs. Wiley replied that she did not
believe national representation for
the residents of Washington in the
House, Senate and Electoral College
would interfere with that theory' of
what the seat of government
should be.
“What do you lose by not having
a vote for President?" Senator Mc
Carran inquired.
“I think I am entitled to vote for
the President of my country, as an
American,” Mrs. Wiley replied, add
ing that she also felt there should
be some one in the Senate and
House to whom she could go as her
representative on legislative prob
Signers of Petitions.
Those who signed the general
petition filed by Mr. Suter in sup
port of the proposed constitutional
amendment, which would give Con
gress discretionary power to grant
both national representation and a
greater degree of local self-govern
ment, were:
Theodore w. Noyes, chairman,
Citizens’ Joint Committee on Dis
trict of Columbia National Repre
sentation; James E. Colliflower,
president. Board of Trade; Harry N.
Stull, president. Federation of Citi
zens’ Associations <65 member or
ganizations); John Locher. presi
dent, Central Labor Union (150 local
unions); Mrs. Ernest H. Daniel,
president, Federation of Women's
Clubs (32 clubs); Mrs. M. O. Lorenz,
president, Voteless D. C. League of
Women Voters: Arthur Sundlun,
president. Merchants and Manufac
turers’ Association: william Payne,
jr„ president. District of Columbia
Building and Loan League; Francis
W. Hill, president. Bar Association;
Mrs. EUzabeth M. Cox, president,
Women’s Bar Association; Louis J.
Bowdler, president. Federation of
Business Men’s Associations: Joseph
P. McCurdy, president, Maryland
State and District of Columbia Fed
eration of Labor; Fred Gast, chair
man, Interfederation Conference;
Theodore W. Noyes, president, As
sociation of Oldest Inhabitants;
William McK. Clayton, president,
District Delegate Association;
Evan H. Tucker, president, North
east Washington Citizens’ Asso
ciation; Waverly Taylor, president,
Washington Real Estate Board;
George B. Burrus, president, Adver
• See SUFFRAGE, Page A-6.)
Arlington Water Supply Short;
Use for Airport Grass Blamed
Unusual Consumption Denied by Officials;
Taps in County Yield Only a Trickle
Arlington County residents were
warned today to use water sparingly
for the next eight or ten days be
cause of unusual demands on the
county's supply.
Taps throughout the county
yielded only a trickle late yesterday
and. although the reason was not
entirely clear, the blame temporarily
was placed on the new Gravelly
Point Airport.
County Manager Frank C. Han
rahan said he understood the air
port was drawing heavily on the
county's supply to grow grass on
the now bare flying field area
Airport officials denied, however,
that they were using more of the
county’s water than usual. It was
admitted that the airport had been
newly seeded, but it was reported
they were "letting nature takes its
Officials pointed out that the air
port has its own pumping station
installed, but that it is not planned
to use it until the field itself is ready
for operations. Then the airport
will pipe all but its drinking water
from the Potomac River.
A. T. Lundberg, county water en
gineer, said also that the airport's
demands had been responsible for
the shortage, with an 8-foot drop
being reported at the county's 1.750,
000-gallon reservoir at Lee Heights.
The result yesterday was that
Oakcrest and some developments in
the Columbia pike section were com
pletely "dry,” with other communi
ties throughout the county being
little better off.
Arlington Courthouse was hard
put tc handle calls from irate home
owners who protested that their
(See WATER. Page A-2.)
Victor Kauffmann,
Treasurer of Star,
Dies in 74th Year
Sunday Editor, III for
Year, Had Been With
Newspaper 52 Years
Victor Kauffmann. treasurer of
The Evening Star Newspaper Co.,
Sunday editor of The Star, and for
more than fifty-two years an em
ploye of this newspaper, died at 6
o'clock last night at Emergency Hos
pital. Mr. Kauffmann had been in
poor health for the past year or
more. He had spent the past winter
i in Florida and, upon his recent re
turn. was taken to the hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 3
pm. Thursday in Rock Creek Parish
Church, with the Rev. Franklin
Johns Bohanan, rector, officiating.
Burial is to be in Rock Creek Ceme
| tery. Honorary pallbearers will be
James 1)1. Green, John W. Calvert,
Fred W. Walz of New' York, Theo
dore W. Noyes. Frank Noyes,
Fleming Newbold. Maj. Gen. Fred
erick W. Coleman, Thomas D. J.
Puller, R. M. Kauffmann. Crosby
Noyes Boyd. George Adams Howard,
Eugene G. Adams and Col. Leroy W.
A lifelong resident of the National
Capital, Mr. Kauffmann was born
at 1000 M street N.W. on January 3,
1868. He was the son of the late
Samuel Hay Kauffmann and the
late Sarah Clark Fracker Kauff
mann. His father, until his death
in 1906, was president of The Eve
ning Star Newspaper Co. Mr.
Kauffmann attended local public
schools and later prepared for col
lege at the old Rittenhouse Acad
emy maintained by Prof. Wight. He
entered the College of New Jersey :
(now Princeton University > in 1885 i
and in 1889 he received the degree [
_ < See KAUFFMANN. PageA-3.) *
Iraqi Army Positions
Bombed as Fighting
Spreads, British Say
Result of 4-Day Shelling of
Habbaniyah Negligible,
Cairo Command Asserts
B> ti e Associated Press. •
CAIRO. Egypt. May 6—Fighting
in Iraq has spread, with British
planes bombing Iraq military posi
tions at Diwaniva and motor trans
port at A1 Falluja. the R A. F Near
East command announced today.
The war bulletin said the four-day
Iraq shelling of British-held Hab
baniyah Airdrome. 60 miles west of
Baghdad, had produced only ••neg
ligible” results.
Diwaniva is on the Euphrates
River, about 130 miles below Bagh
dad. and A1 Falluja is some 30 miles
west of Baghdad, just below the
British-held airdrome at Dhibban.
Patrols Are Maintained.
"Throughout yesterday aircraft of '
the R. A. F. maintained constant j
patrols over Iraq portions outside |
the Habbaniyah R. A. F. station,”
said the communique.
"Motor transport and personnel
were bombed and several direct hits
registered on gun positions.”
At Diwaniya. it said, many direct
hits were made on barracks and
administrative buildings.
The British Near East command
said the Iraq bombing of the Hab
baniyah area was "intermittent and
Basra Area Quiet.
The situation in the Basra area
at the head of the Persian Gulf,
where the British have troop con
tingents. “remains quiet,” the war
bulletin said.
Habbaniyah airdrome. 60 miles
west of Baghdad, has been under
(See IRAQ, Page A-4.)
Summary of Today's Star
ments B-20
Comics B-18-19
Editorial -- A-10
Finance A-17
Legal Notices.
B-17 |
Lost, Found.-A-3
Obituary ... A-12
Radio Programs.
Serial Story. A-9
Society- B-3
Sports .. .A-14-16
Page .B-14
Shipyards on Clyde fiercely pounded
by Nazi bombers. Page A-2
R. A. F. hits Benina Harbor and air
drome, British report. Page A-4
D. C. engineer tells Senators of work
for contractors. Page A-2
Manufacturers’ group urges broad
ened income tax base. Page A-2
Greyhound strike continues as peace
parleys are resumed. Page A-3
U. S. reported halting all machinery
exports to Russia. Page A-3
Allen immigration resolution seen
working injustices. Page A-3
Mediators renew efforts to avert two
defense strikes. Page A-4
Washington and Vicinity.
Emperor penguins from Antarctic
arrive at Zoo. Page A-5
Literary- notables will address book
sellers. Page A-12
House probe of D. C. recreation fa
cilities is asked. Page B-l
Street repair to use 15 per cent of
road program cost. Page B-l
Editorial and Comment.
Editorials. Page A-10
This and That. Page A-10
Answers to Questions. Page A-10
David Lawrence. Page A-ll i
Gould Lincoln. Page A-ll
John Bird. Page A-ll
Constantine Brown. Page A-ll
The Conning Tower. PageA-li
Superb pitching helps Indians.
Cards hold lead. Page A-14
Failure of Nats «ac blow to Griff
ana Harris. Page A-14
Bold Irishman gets Freakness test
at Pimlico today. Page A-15
Mid-Atlantic pros find Eurning Tree
tough golf course. Page A-16
Nature’s Children. Page B-7
Vital Statistics. Page B-10-11
Bedtime Story. PageB-18
Winning Contract. Page B-19
Letter-Out. Page B-19
Uncle Ray’s Comer. Page B-19
Crossword Puzzle. Page B-19
D.C. Sites Picked
For 4 New U. S.
Office Buildings
Arlington Location
Dropped for Mall
And War College
Need for office space has in
creased with expansion of Fed
eral agencies under defense pro
gram. Working ahead of neces
sary appropriation. Public Build
ings Administration planned to
erect office buildings in nearby
Virginia. Congress,, meanwhile,
made $4.100,000 available, but re
quired that buildings be located,
in District on Federally-owned
property. This meant drawing
new plans, as well as selecting
new sites.
Selection of two sites for four tem
porary Government office buildings
made necessary7 by expanding de
fense needs was announced today
by Federal Works Administrator
On one of the sites—situated be
tween Fourth and Sixth streets N W,
on Independence avenue on the
southern margin of the Mall—a
single building will be erected.
The other three buildings all will
be put up on the second site, a
portion of the Army War College
At the same time, it was an
nounced that seven temporary build
ings will be erected. Three sites
have yet to be selected in different
parts of the city. Six buildings
originally were planned.
Faced with the need of an addi
tional 8.000.000 square feet of Fed
eral office space. Congress made
available $4,100,000 in March In
framing the legislation the stipula
tion was written in that the neces
sary buildings must be put up on
Government-owned land within the
District of Columbia.
Arlington Site Planned.
The Public Buildings Administra
tion originally had planned to make
all the space available in a single
office building on the experimental
farm in Arlington County. A frantic
search began under the new re
striction. with District and Federal
officials working together to obtain
new sites. President Roosevelt at
one time was drawn into the picture.
The four new buildings will pro
vide an estimated 523.000 square
feet of office space, leaving 177.000
yet to be provided. Although no
definite steps have been taken as
yet. Mr. Carmody said today this
space probably would be made
available in three separate build
ings and that sites for them soon
would be announced.
He said the four building* for
which sites now have been deter
mined should be ready for occupancy
late this summer. All will be simi
lar in design anrd material. Mr.
Carmody said — two - story frame
structures finished with fire-re
sistant "board." They will be "comb
shaped," with a central portion from
which wings will jut at right angles.
Total cast of the four is estimated
at approximately $3,000,000.
Bids Asked by May 13.
Mr. Carmody said he had asked
contractors to submit selective bids
for the Mall building by May 13.
The contract will be awarded about
June 1 and the time limit will prob
ably be 90 days, he said.
Work on the three War College
buildings should get under wav
within a month of that time, it was
Office space for about 1.200 per
sons will be provided in the 118.000
square feet to be provided in the
Mall building. Space-control offi
cials say it will handle the overflow
from the nearby Social Security
Building, currently occupied by the
Office of Production Management
and the Army Quartermaster Corps.
The War College buildings are to
be erected north of the Administra
tion Building, which lies near the
southern extremity of the grounds.
Two will be equal in size—687 by
191 feet—and the third, which will
house a cafeteria, somewhat smaller.
The Army probably will be given
the office space.
Yugoslav Exile Regime
Pledges Fight to End
By the Associated Pr*ss.
NEW YORK. May 6.—The British
radio, heard by C. B. S. today, broad
cast a statement of the Yugoslav
government-in-exile declaring that
Serbs, Croats and Slovenes would
fight on until they achieve inde
B. B. C. said this was the first
authoritative, statement of the
Yugoslav government now in refuge
somewhere in the Near East.
“The Allies intend to restore In
ternational order in which moral
rights are stronger than brute force,"
the statement said. "For thesB
ideals the Serbs. Croats and Slovenes
will continue to fight. The struggle
will only cease when full independ
ence is achieved under King Peter.”
40,000 Facing Hunger
After Brazilian Floods
B* tbe Associated Press.
Forty thousand persons were ma
rooned and facing hunger today on
account of floods in Rio Grande do
Sul. Communications were cut and
crops heavily damaged during tha
past few days.
17 Survivors of Sinking
Reach Cape Verde
B> the Associated Press.
SAO VICENTE. Cape Verde Is
lands, May 6—A lifeboat bearing 17
survivors of the 10.305-ton British
merchant ship Calchas, torpedoed
April 20, has reached Sal Island.
Three of the survivors are women.
The sinking was previously reported.

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