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Partly cloudy, cooler; lowest tonight about 52: tomorrow mostly cloudy; cool er in afternoon and night. Tempera tures today-Highest, 76. at 2 p.m.; lowest, 64, at o a m. Prom the United States Weather Bureau report. Full Details on Page A-2. Closing N. Y. Morkets—Soles, Page 22. An Evening Newspaper With the Full Day's News LOCAL—NATIONAL—FOREIGN Associated Press and iA*t Wirephotos. North American Newspaper Alliance. Chicago Dally News Foreign Service and The Star a Staff Writers. Rr|x>rters and Photographers iip, Means Associated Press. 89th YEAR. No. 35.436. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, MAY 8, 1941 THREE CENTS. R. A. F. Smashes 22 Bombers for Night Record New Mark Is Claimed After Heavy Attack By 300 Nazi Craft By the Associated Press. LONDON. May 8 —The Luft- ! waffe clashed with R. A. F. pa trols In numerous daylight air battles over the English Channel coasts today as R. A. F. night fighters claimed a new record in shooting down 22 German planes during smashing nocturnal raids on British port areas. In addition to the 22 planes claimed downed by fighters and one by anti-aircraft fire, a Brit ish source estimated 10 or more of the raiders were damaged and possibly brought down. Another source estimated 300 Nazi bombers flew over Britain last i night. This is not a record number, I so the new toll of plahes shot down could not be explained purely es merely the result of a greater number of potential targets. About 15 planes engaged in one of today’s dog-fights. 5 miles up In a clear sky. The diving, swoop ing planes were silver specks against the heavens when the sun glinted on their metal wings. 'The toll of 22 planes claimed for Britain's night fighters against German raiders over night ‘'makes one believe that there really is some new tech nique which can produce such grand results,” a British broad cast said today. The broadcast, heard in New York by C. B. C., expressed optimism over the rec ord bag and, emphasizing that there is not yet a full moon, predicted that ' we may do bet ter still.") Streets Machine-Gunned. The sky over the Channel was filled with the roaring of motors ; and the chatter of machine guns ■ and was criss-crossed with vapor ! trails, recalling the vast daylight j fighting of last fall. A Messerschmitt swooped down on a southeast coast town and ma- j chine-gunned the streets but then j was said to have been chased back across the Channel by R. A. F. j fighters. Other raiders were op- ! orating in pairs 4 miles in the air over several south coast districts. Others Damaged. The Air Ministry news service Mid that in addition to the planes reported downed last night a num ber of others were damaged. Three of the German planes I claimed by fighters were destroyed over air fields in Northern France by R. A. F pilots who awaited re- j turning raiders, the news service j said. Pilots just initiated to night j fighting scored their first successes last night, the service continued, j adding that “one pilot, who has | made a habit of getting two a night, repeated again by shooting down two Heinkel Ills within a few minutes." One fighter squadron reported four German planes "definitely de stroyed. ” another squadron claimed three and two other groups each | Were credited with two. Shot Flyer Gets His Man. An R. A. F. pilot, shot in the hand and forearm by the gunner of the , German machine he was attacking, brought down his opponent and j then flew safely back to his base, I it was said. Another pilot, describing a long thase, said: “I went after him for all I was worth and got him after about 40 miles, giving him a long burst with my guns. Although he tried firing at me. the erratic behavior of his machine spoiled the gunner's aim. He was well on fire after my sec ond burst and I circled around and Watched him crash.” Informed quarters said the re- I cent successes against German night raiders might be attributed largely to these factors: 1. The R. A. F. is getting more adequate numbers of various types Of planes. 2. Defending fighters are always more successful in moonlit nights. Full moon is due Sunday. 3. Raiders are more easily inter cepted when they are forced to fly all the way across Engalnd to at tack western port areas such as Clydeside (Glasgow) and Mersey - aide (Liverpool), 4. Night pilots are gaining in ex perience. Ratio 6 to 1 for Britain. It was noted that Britain ac knowledges only 12 R. A. F planes have been shot down over Ger many or German-occupied territory at night-time this month, com pared. with 73 Germans claimed, a ratio 6 to 1 in favor of Britain. Apart from the night raiders, the r (See RAIDS, Page A-4.) i 10,000 Americans Estimated Fighting With Allied Forces By the Associated Pres*. LONDON, May 8.—Robert Hutchinson, chairman of the American Eagle Club, estimated today that 10.000 Americans are fighting in the British and Al lied forces. Mr. Hutchinson said most of these United States citizens en listed in Canadian forces, but others also were in the Free French and even Free Ru manian units. As chairman of the Amer ican Eagle Club, Mr. Hutchin son said he was in a position to give an accurate estimate of Americans in Britain. The club, which provides low-cost meals and entertainment, is a ren dezvous for many of them. Mr. Hutchinson and his wife are leaving shortly for the United States. 550,000 Troops to Take Part In Biggest Army Maneuvers War Games to Be Largest Ever Staged By Any Nation, Gen. Richardson Says By NELSON M. SHEPARD. More than 550.000 American soldiers—the greatest mass of mili tary manpower ever put into the field at one time for tactical combat, training—will be assembled for the climax of the Army's summer and fall maneuvers, the War Depart ment announced today. While these men. representing the four United States Armies, are maneuvering in the field for seven weeks more than 800.000 other soldiers will be taking part in the regular scheduled mobilized train ing. Maj. Gen. Robert C. Richardson said the war games, which will reach a climax in September when two field armies oppose each other in Louisiana, would be "'the largest I ever heard of.” Gen. Richardson. War Depart ment spokesman, said the European peace-time military maneuvers usually involved only from 100.000 to 200.000 men in any one exercise. Beginning May 24 with corps maneuvers in California, the war games will gradually build up until September 1-30. when element-s of the 2d and 3d Field Armies oppose each other in simulated battles in Louisiana, under direction of Gen. George C. Marshall, chief of staff. A secondary climax is scheduled for November 3-30 in the area be tween Fort Jackson, S. C., and Fort Braggs, N. C. This will involve ele ments of the 1st and 3d Armies. Armored divisions, the General Headquarters Air Force and para chute units will take part in the three main war games, in Louisiana, j the Carolinas and Washington. An area around Fort Lewis, Wash., will be the scene of maneuvers of the 4th Army. Gen. Richardson said the maneu vers will give the Army an opportu nity to employ as many of its new weapons as have been produced and delivered. _Hundreds of civilian air corps • See ARMY, Page A-4.) Two-Hour Night Raid On Suez Canal Zone Reported by British 'Some Damage' to Railway Property Announced, With No Casualties By thf Associated Press. CAIRO, Egypt, May 8 —The Suez Canal zone was raided for two hours last night, the British announced to day. Official sources reported "some damage" to Egyptian state railway property, but said there were no casualties. Anti-aircraft guns op posed the raiders. Positions Near Tobruk Taken, Italians Say ROME. May 8 uPi.—The Italian high command announced today j that Axis forces had captured impor- ; tant positions before the Besieged British stronghold of Tobruk in Libya. It said Italian troops also had in flicted heavy losses on the British 1 in a fierce three-day battle in the Galla Sidamo area of Western Ethiopia. Axis air offensives in the Mediter ranean war zone again were under scored by the war bulletin, including raids Tuesday night and last night by German formations on the Brit ish island base of Malta and con tinued bombardment of Tobruk. "Important enemy positions before Tobruk have been occupied." the high command said, without details. t»rnisn sources at Cairo reported Tuesday that a series of Axis drives against Tobruk had resulted in only a slight penetration along a 2.000 yard front of the outer defense line and that new British works had been thrown up there. 'Heavy, Successful Raids' Are Reported by British CAIRO, Egypt, May 8 OP).— ‘‘Heavy and successful raids” against Bengasi and the axis-held airdromes at Berka. Benina and Derna, re peated targets for the R. A. P. since German and Italian forces launched their counter-offensive eastward into Egypt, were reported today in a British communique. At Bengasi bombs were said to have hit the central breakwater and to have struck near ships. Direct hits on two merchant ships were claimed in an attack on an Axis Mediterranean convoy. In Ethiopia, the communique said. British forces were drawing closer to Amba Alaji, the last Italian strong hold on the Addis Ababa-Asmara road, and had captured additional prisoners. President Works on Mail While Convalescing President Roosevelt remained In his White House bedroom-study to day, continuing his convalescence from a stomach disorder while working at his mail. Harry L. Hopkins, director of the lease-lend program, was to confer with him and White House spokes men said the President would be in touch with other aides by telephone. Stricken with his ailment on Tues day, the Chief Executive was said to still be running a fraction of a de gree of temperature although defi nitely improving. Stephen T. Early, press relations secretary, said that Dr. Ross T. Mclntire, the President’s physician, had ordered his patient to stay in his room “'despite the usual complaining by one who has re covered from an illness.” Mr. Early said the President has not yet started work on a speech scheduled for next Wednesday night before a Pan-American meeting. The address has been heralded as likely to be a major administration pronouncement. Dies Says Peace Group Helps Men Evade Draft Bj the Associated Press. GAINESVILLE, Tex., May 8 — Representative Dies, Democrat, of Texas last night charged in a speech that an organization to help young men evade the draft was operating in New York, Chicago and other large American cities. Representative Dies, who is cam paigning for the Senate seat left vacant by the death of Morris Sheppard, said the American Peace Mobilization was gaining thousand! of recruits in the East. It is advising young men how to escape the draft, he said, and “is seeking jobs in aircraft and ot.hw defense industries for its member* and spreading Nazi propaganda de signed to Impede the defense pro gram and undermine the morale of conscriptees.” Army Reported Ready To Register Million For Draft July 1 Men Who Have Become 21 Since First Registration Will Be Sought B.» the Associated Press. Army and selective service offi cials were reported today to have decided on July 1 as the date for registration of approximately 1.000 - 000 men who have become 21 years old since the first selective service enrollment last October. The registration will take place at headquarters of the 6.500 local Draft Boards now functioning, and au thorities said it would be a "fairly simple job” compared to last fail when 16.500.000 men. 21 to 35, were enrolled for possible military train ing. The date for the new registration will be formally fixed in a proc lamation by President Roosevelt. Au thorities indicated that the day now tentatively agreed on was chosen to give the new group of prospective selectees time to learn whether thev are likely to be called for service this fall so they can arrange school or employment plans accordingly. Early Call Expected. in omciai quarters nere it was expected that a large proportion of them would be called for training within a few months after they are registered and classified as to avail ability for immediate service. A decision apparently has yet to be reached on how the order num bers of the July registrants will be incorporated in the existing list of numbers assigned after the selective service lottery last October. What ever the method, the belief was that it would not hinder plans for draw ing on the newly-registered pool of additional man powder almost imme diately. Now that the initial group of selectees have been inducted to pro vide cadres of more mature men around which to build up the new Army, it wTas learned that War De partment officials are considering shifting the emphasis to younger men. One plan reported under consider ation would be for the War Depart ment to advise selective service headquarters officially that here after it would take no men above a certain age. Some authorities were understood to favor 30 as the top age limit, while others prefer it as low as 26 years. No Amendment Needed. At selective service headquarters it was said that it would not be necessary to amend the law because It already permits this kind of selec tion by age groups, provided it is officially requested by the War De partment or the President. The advantage of using younger men. according to the view' of some officials, is that it would give the Army selectees with longer futures of military usefulness and at the same time interfere less with the man power supplies of essential de fense industries. In this connection it was learned that selective service officials have been in conference with officials of the Office of Production Manage ment over means of avoiding Army Induction for men w'hose skills are needed in the manufacture of guns, tanks, planes and other defense equipment. Ensign Dies in Air Crash SAN DIEGO. Calif., May 8 <£>).— Lawrence M. Rampe. a seaman, of Bellflower. Calif., was killed and Ensign Claude Gerald Haney of Wurtsboro. N. Y., seriously injured yesterday in the crash of a Navy scout bomber while on routine bombing exercises. Summary of Today's Star Page. Amuse ments .C-4-5 Comics. -C-10-11 Editorial ...A-12 Finance ...A-21 Legal Notices. C-8 Lost, Found, C-6 Page. 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Page A-12 Page A-12 Page A-12 Page A-13 Page A-13 Page A-13 Page A-13 Page A-13 Page B-12 Page B-12 Page B-19 Page C-10 Page C-ll Page C-ll Page C-ll Page C-ll Page C-12 1 Only 'Reported' Sinkings Listed, Land Stresses Senators Told Loss Of Ships From U. S. Probably Greater By J. A. O’LEARY. Rear Admiral Emory S. Land chairman of the Maritime Commis sion. emphasized before the Senate Commerce Committee today that he based his statement on ’’reported’ j sinkings and not on official informa tion from belligerents when he wrote Senator Vandenberg. Republican, of Michigan that only eight ships had been sunk out of a total of 205 which left United States ports for England in the first three months of this ' year. After the committee had heard him in executive session. Chairman Bailey said: “The admiral stated his letter had been misinterpreted. He was not complaining of the press, but wished ! emphasis placed on the fact that his letter dealt with ships reported sunk He suspected there were more, not reported.” According to Chairman Bailey and Senator Pepper, Democrat, of Florida the admiral also concurred in the estimate that recently the overall shipping losses on the seven seas has been at a rate of 100 000 tons a week, or about 5.000,000 tons i a year. Ship Seizure Bill Delayed. It was emphasized that the over all sinkings present an entirely dif ferent picture from that suggested yesterday by Senator Vandenberg, when he disclosed figures in a letter from Admiral Land on sinkings of | ships carrying lease-lend aid from j the United States to England. Meanwhile, the committee put off action until Monday on the alien i -ship purchase bill, which passed the ! House by a substantial majority yes l terdav. A move began to take shape in the Senate today in isolationist sources, to amend the measure to prohibit this Government from ; transferring to England any of the ; foreign ships that may be acquired. Even if such an amendment should be adopted, the foreign ships now | in American ports could be taken 1 over for use in American trade, and existing American ships made avail able for use by Great Britain in keeping the lease-lend aid flowing. Not From Official Sources. Senator Bailey quoted Admiral Land as explaining the figures he gave Senator Vandenberg were not from the official sources of other countries, but from newspapers and other available sources. "He was not going back on his re | port." senator Bailey added, “but ] said he would stand on it.” It was indicated that one of the factors to be considered in estimat ing the world-wide rate of shipping losses recently is the probability i that there were a great many sink ! ings in the Mediterranean during the Balkan campaign. As he left the meeting Senator Pepper insisted that the overall rate of sinkings since March 1 would amount to 5.000 000 tons for a year if the rate continues, and that'the I present rate of ship construction of the United States and England com j bined is 2.500.000 tons a year. “Hard to Reconcile Figures. Senator Clark. Democrat, of Mis souri. an opponent of the adminis tration's foreign policy, asserted that Admiral Land stood by his fig ures of yesterday with regard to the | low rate of sinkings of ships crossing the Atlantic from this country to Great Britain in recent months. Senator Vandenberg said the ad miral had fewer doubts about the figures on ships clearing from the United States for Britain than about other figures entering into the en tire picture and repeated that his questions to the admiral related only to possible loss of lease-lend goods going from this country. “I am convinced." said Senator Vandenberg. "there has been no substantial loss beyond the figures reported in the letter." Chairman Bailey said “you can hardly reconcile these low figures with what you have been reading and when you seek the reconcilia tion you find the Germans claim ing more” than is shown from other sources. After Admiral Land's letter had been made public yesterday, a Mari | time Coihmission official emphasized that the figures applid only to out bound ships, and asserted that “sinkings have been much heavier on westbound trips.” Nevertheless. Senator Taft. Re publican. of Ohio declared that the information in the letter “hits at what has been the most popular appeal for convoys and war.” and Senator Tobev. Republican, of New Hampshire announced he would offer an anti-convov amendment to the foreign ship acquisition bill. Administration leaders. while manifesting surprise at the low per 'See LAND, Page A-5.) (TuseTfoF^ SEASONING IT'S HOT STUFF, ' , BUT TaSTV. y __.. iMEULJ 11 t Jackson Requests j Uniform Sentences In Sabotage Cases Attorney General Favors Seven Years for Officers, Five for Guilty Seamen Bv J. A. FOX. In an unusual move Attorney Gen ; eral Jackson today recommended j that Federal courts assess uniform ! prison sentences on foreign seamen j found guilty of sabotaging their ves ! sels, recommending seven years for I ' responsible officers” and five years for seamen. “We do not consider fines to be appropriate,” Attorney General Jackson said in a telegram to i Charles Rouse, assistant United States attorney at Wilson, N. C, \ where 10 of the officers and crew of the damaged Italian steamer Vil larperosa were convicted yesterday. Similar telegrams are to be sent to ] other Federal jurisdictions where German and Italian seamen are under charges as soon as cases have | reached the sentence stage, it was | said at the department. Officials j j believed the proposal for uniform sentences over such a wide area was probably without precedent in Fed eral criminal law enforcement. Seeks to Avoid Discrimination. In the telegram to Mr. Rouse. Mr. Jackson gave this explanation for the unusual steps the department is taking: “'While these offenses are individ- j ual. the group of cases pending in different districts are substantially j uniform. If the effect of sentences should be to discriminate between Italian nationals and the German j nationals or between nationals of any one government in similar sta- ; tions of authority, it would be pretty i certain to be misunderstood in . countries not familar with our sep- 1 1 aration of executive from judicial powers. "It Is probably impracticable for the several judges before whom these cases are pending to confer, and hence, in an effort to avoid any | unintended discriminations result ing from different actions in the , several districts, this department respectfully desires to make recom i mendations as to sentences in these I cases. It is our recommendation i that the responsible officers in each group be sentenced to imprison I ment for a period of seven years and ! that the seamen be sentenced for a period of five years. We do not con ; sider fines to be appropriate.” The maximum sentence is 20 years, j and $10,000 fine. Reassures Trial Judges. Mr. Jackson asked that the trial Judge be assured that the depart ment has “no thought of encroach ing on the discretion permitted by law to his own judgment, but we are confident that he would desire to be informed of all the considera tions involved in these cases and to have before him the recommenda tions of the Government in a diffi cult international situation.” Immediately after dispatching the telegram to North Carolina the de partment prepared to send similar instructions to Jacksonville. Fla., where 60 convictions were returned today. The Attorney General told Mr. Rouse the department is seeking to prosecute only individuals actually participating in Axis sabotage and officers in responsible positions. “Our action against German or Italian seamen has not proceeded upon any theory of constructive guilt because of mere membership in the crews or presence upon the ships.” he continued. “Hence, each convicted defendant is found per sonally guilty of a serious violation of a law enacted many years ago and which is well known to the shipping world.” Cites “Larger Offense.” The Attorney General added in this connection that it is recog nized, “of course, that the guilt of these individuals is included in a larger offense against American sovereignty by the foreign govern ments involved. We must also recognize that such larger offense is not justifiable in our courts. In the absence of amends, or offers through diplomatic channels to amends, the vindication of our laws must rest upon the penalties ex acted of those who did act within our jurisdiction.” Something more than 200 seamen are believed to be involved in the sabotage charges throughout the country. Italian Sentenced; Took Notes From 'Enemy Radio' Bj the Associated Press. ROME. May 8.—A special tri bunal today sentenced Luigi Ciollaro. convicted of political defeatism in writing a letter signed by ‘ a high military au thority.” to nine years’ im prisonment with a year of de tention in an asylum. The court found Ciollaro was mentally de ficient. A codefendant. Umberto Nencioni. was convicted of com posing the letter from notes taken from "the enemy radio.” and he was sentenced to six years and six months’ im prisonment. An announcement said 12 others "more or less active in distributing false documents" were sentenced to terms vary ing from 40 months to 5 years. House Unit Approves Bill to Construct 58 Ships for Navy Auxiliary Authorizations More Than Doubled on Request of Admiral Stark By thf Aj.jociated Pres*. The House Naval Affairs Com mittee today recommended legisla tion to authorize the Navy to ac quire 58 additional fleet auxiliary vessels at a cost of approximately $350,000,000. The bill represented an increase of 33 ships beyond what the Navy requested when the legislation was Introduced early in March. Rear Admiral Samuel M. Robin son. chief of the Bureau of Ships, testified he had been instructed by Admiral Harold R. Stark, chief of naval operations, to ask that the measure be amended to authorize acquitition of 550.000 tons of addi tional auxiliaries instead of the 200 000 tons originally requested. Admiral Robinson said rapid de velopments which could not be fore seen necessitated the increase. Needed for IT. S. Navy's l's«. In response to questions. Admiral Robinson said the vessels had noth ing to do with the British aid pro gram and all were needed for the Navy's own use. The Navy wants the ships by August 1. Representative Maas. Republican, of Minnesota, senior minority mem ber, wanted to know whether any of the idle foreign vessels, seizure of which the House authorized yes terday. would be included in the 58 ships sought by the Navy, but Ad miral Robinson said he did not know whether the Navy would get any of the foreign ships. The total cost of acquisition or construction of the additional auxil iaries. Admiral Robinson said, would include funds to arm the ships and to install gear to protect them from magnetic mines. Steel Rationing- Foreseen. Before acting finally on the bill, the committee struck out a pro vision which would have authorized the Navy to replace overage warships with combat vessels of any type deemed most necessary by the Pres ident, Current law requires that overage ships be replaced by ves sels of the same type—that is. bat tleships for battleships. During his appearance. Admiral Robinson told the committee that some sort of rationing of steel sup plies probably would be necessary soon because “there isn't enough steel for everything that's going on in this country.” In that connection, he told Repre sentative Izac, Democrat, of Cali fornia that construction of wooden ships would not solve the problem. Plainclothes Guards Sought. After a brief private session with Secretary Knox, the committee unanimously recommended legisla tion to authorize creation of a small, plainclothes police force to protect navy yards and shore establish ments from sabotage. Mr. Knox said there were approxi mately 7.000 marines now doing po lice duty for the Navy and, as a result of the tremendous expansion of naval shore facilities, he expected demands for an additional 7.000 ma rines, but told reporters he hoped the new police force would largely offset that need. 4 Burko Tells Court He Refused to'Talk' Against Newman Was Asked to Put Right Word to Escape Being Indicted, He Testifies Emphasizing his loyalty to Police Court Judge Hobart Newman. Joseph R. Burko. dismissed Police Court clerk, today testified in District Court, where he is charged with conspiracy to commit embezzlement, : larceny and forgery of court records, that he had repeatedly refused sug- . gestions that he "put the right word ' in the right place" in order to escape indictment. The suggestions had been put to him several times by Detective Sergt. Joseph W. Shimon, attached to the United States attorney's office, the defendant said. Mr. Burko testified he had told the detective sergeant he would not! say anything against Judge New man. nor would he plead guilty to the charges against him, “because I am not guilty." Curran, Casey Called. Ulincu oiairs niwiac,' tuncmi M. Curran, former Police Court judge: Police Court Judges Walter j. Casey, who. the defendant said, j sought to embarrass Judge New man: John P. McMahon and George D. Neilson were subpoenaed by the defense to appear this afternoon to testify. Telling a jury of 11 men and one woman that he had talked to Sergt. Shimon 10 or 15 times, the defend ant said “I was told that charges would be made unless I did certain things. After I was dismissed. I was warned that if I told the district attorney everything to be said, if j there was anything to be said about Judge Newman, no presentation would be made to the grand jury." j "How many times were you told i that?" asked Defense Counsel James J. Laughlin. “About six times,” Mr. Burko re ( plied. Defense counsel told the court that prosecution was not in good faith. “Mr. Burko,” explained his coun sel. "had incurred the ill will of Judge Casey, who was continually after him to embarrass Judge New man.” Sullivan Says He Split Fines. Attempts, however, by defense counsel to elicit from Mr. Burko testimony to substantiate this al leged "ill will" was ruled out upon objection of Assistant United States Attorney Allen J. Krouse. James E. Sullivan, former Police Court bailiff, indicted with Mr. Burko. who ha.s pleaded guilty, testified yesterday that he and Mr. Burko split fines in traffic cases, the court records showing "sen tence suspended" and personal bonds taken. On cross examination by Mr. Laughlin. Mr. Sullivan denied that he was promised anything by anybody. Randolph Pleads in House For Overton District Bill A special appeal was made to House members today by Chairman Randolph of the House District ! Committee to be on the floor Mon day when the Overton bill contain ing a formula for fixing the amount of the annual Federal payment to ward municipal expenses here is to be called up for consideration. “This is a matter of extreme im portance.-’ he declared, “and I trust the members will attend.’’ Mr. Randolph made his plea in a 1-minute speech. He pointed out that usually on District day in the House, the attendance is not very large because members regard some of the local legislation as relatively unimportant. The Overton bill, he declared, is “extremely important.” Mr. Randolph also told the House that the Overton bill was passed by the Senate a month ago without a dissenting vote and that it had been approved by the House District Committee after serious considera tion. Vichy Ousts Mahieu By the AssocUted Press. VICHY, France. May 8—Sentor Albert Mahieu, former Minister of the Interior, was expelled from Vichy today. He was in the Tardieu cabi net in 1932 at the same time that Pierre Laval, who was ousted last December 13 as Vice Premier and Foreign Minister of the Petain gov ernment, was Foreign Minister. D. C. Revenues Up $2,000,000 Over Year Ago Most of Increase, However, Needed for Deficiency Items BACK GROUS’D—• Commissioners’ plans of last fall to hold 1942 budget below $52.000.000. to avoid tax increase, were disrupted by urgent de mands for new services and fa cilities created by extraordinary population growth due to na tional defense effort. Sudden in flux of more than 50.000 persons created urgent need for schools, roads, sewers, police, fire and other municipal activities. Civic and business groups have insisted on a pay-as-you-go basis for tht District. By DON S. WARREN. Tabulations of the most recent income, real estate and other tax payments to the District today re vealed that the city's general fund revenues for the first 10 months of the current fiscal year exceed those for the same period of the last fiscal vear bv 5.8 per cent, or nearly $2 000.000. The revenue calculations, which were released by the Commissioners after they were completed by Act ing Budget Officer William Wild* ing and other finance officials, showed that tax payments of all kinds for the first 10 months of this fiscal year going into the gen eral fund «not including highway and water revenues' totaled $35. 878.993. as compared with $33,914 - 472 for the first 10 months of the 1940 fiscal year, an increase og $1, 964.521. Most of the increase in receipts— largely attributed to Washington's rapid growth, due to the national defense program—will be needed to cover urgent deficiency and supple mentary budget proposals now being considered by the Budget Bureau or Congress, it was explained. District officials said they had sub mitted or planned deficiency or sup plemental estimates, to be charged against this fiscal year, which totaled $1,200,000 and that there were other new needs still demand ing attention. Since an increase in the 1942 revenues likewise is anticipated on the basis of present expectancy for this fiscal year, which will end June 30. some easing of the 1942 budget problem is expected. The Commis sioners plan to review their 1942 budget proposals and are expected to consult with the Budget Bureau. It appeared likely additional esti mates will be proposed for the next fiscal year. ‘‘Free Hand" for 1). C. Official*. Under the new policy of the Budget Bureau in dealing with the municipal budget the Commissioners arp given a "free hand" in planning their estimates, except that the Fed eral agency has reserved the right to estimate revenue expectancy and to determine what should be recom mended as the total proposed out lay. Last fall when the Commissioners formulated their original 1942 bud get proposals, the total outlay sug gested was $51,700,000. Their de partment heads had requested a total of some $65,000,000. but figures were slashed deeply as the Commis sioners sought to avoid any necessity for a tax increase. Since a good portion of District revenues are received in the last three or four months of a fiscal year, they were estimating revenue about one year and a half in advance of the end of the next fiscal year. In recent weeks the Commissioners planned the urgent deficiency and supplemental requests, totaling about $1,200,000, and of this sum. the Bud get Bureau has sent to Congress and the House has considered and ap proved items totaling $466,000 These items will be charged to this years 1941 revenues. When Washington's abnormal growth created urgent problems as to schools and many other services, the city heads recently asked the municipal agencies to submit extra budget proposals specifically needed because of the emergency situation. The resulting requests totaled about $5,600,000. The most urgent of these items have been sent to the Budget Bureau or Congress, but a large por tion still is being considered at the District Building. In addition, the Commissioners will receive in a day or two a $5,500,000 recreation pro gram indorsed yesterday by the Board of Education. Income Taxes I'p. In some instances the long-ranga estimates of revenues made by Dis trict officials last fall were consid ered ‘ fairly close” to the results of the 10-month experience for this year, but there were some surpris ingly large increases, the most notable being payments on the Dis trict corporation and personal in come taxes. On the basis of the 10 month receipts through April of this year, these payments were $780. 135 above receipts for the first 10 months of the 1940 fiscal year. Corporation income tax payments through April of this year totaled $1,377,341. as against only $861,328 received in the first 10 months of (See REVENUE." Page” AT5l Four Dead, 12 Injured In Seattle Hotel Fire B> the Associated Press. SEATTLE. May 8.—Four persons died early today in a fire at the Hotel Stewart. At least 12 others were injured, several seriously. Many of these jumped from second-floor windows before arrival of fire apparatus. The four-story brick structure is located near the downtown district, [t is a moderately-priced, semi residential hotel. The fire heavily damaged the center floors. John Seller. 76, was the only rte. ;im immediately identified.