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In This Edition k||ANT PIU i I Late news and sports are covered on Pages III 1^ ^ I P I Ml ^1 K 1-X and 2-X of this edition of The Star, supple- 1^1 III II 1^0% ■■ mentlng the news of the regular home delivered P"} f \ Pj^^p edition of The Star. I - Closing N. Y. Morkets—Sales, Page 20._ _Means Associated tret,._ __ S9th YEAR. No. 35,449. THREE CENTS. BRITISH FLEET JOINS IN BATTLE OF CRETE _ _ \ Late News Bulletins Seven British Planes Felled, Germans Claim BERLIN <A\—German fighters shot down a British bomber and six British fighter planes late today when a British formation approached the French coast, the official German news agency asserted. More Canadian Flyers Reach England Safely LONDON —A new group of Royal Canadian Air Force flyers—all sergeant pilots—reached Britain safely, it was announced today. Turk Reserve Officers Reported Called to Duty NEW YORK UP'.—The British radio, in a French-lan guage broadcast heard here by C. B S.. reported tonight that all Turkish reserve officers have been ordered to duty June 1 and 20. 650 Million for Plane and Metal Plants Federal Loan Administrator Jones today allocated $650, 000,000 to build new Government-owned plane, aluminum and magnesium plants at the request of the Office of Pro duction Management for fulfillment of the Government's bomber program. Approved were $350,000,000 for plane fac tories, $250,000,000 for aluminum plants, and $50,000,000 for magnesium plants. The plants will be operated by private companies on contract. Locations and other details will be determined by the O. P. M., he said Philadelphia Transit System Bars Ads of Lindbergh Talk (Earlier Story on Page A-4.) Bi the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. May 21.—The Philadelphia transportation system announced todav it would not ac cept trolley and bus displays ad vertising the appearance of Charles A Lindbergh here next week be cause it consider the subject “too controversial.’’ David N Philip?, advertising di rector of the system said this de cision was in line with a long established policy of the company. The America First Committee, which will sponsor Mr. Lindbergh's address at the arena May 29, also was refused advertising time today by two Philadelphia radio stations. KYW and WCAU. Executives of both stations said their decision was based on a pro vision of the broadcasters' code, reading: “Time for the presentation of con troversial issues shall not be sold except for political broadcasts.” Philadelphia representatives of the America First Committee an nounced yesterday they had sched uled the address for the arena after being refused use of the Academy of Music. Representative Lambertson. Re publican. of Kansas, criticized today those who. he said, denied use of j Philadelphia's Academy of Music for j a speech by Charles A. Lindbergh.! "I think it is worthy of comment.” the Kansan said, "that the very first evidence of Naziism is censorship such as this.” Wage-Hour Unit Full of'Riffraff And Scum/ Publishers Told By tht Associated Press. EDGEWATER PARK. Miss.. May 21.—Southern newspaper publishers in one of the sharpest and most critical sessions in their associa tion's history, today heard the wage and hour division bitterly assailed and a plea by one editor that the Federal Government cease "harass ment” of newspapers. The fiery debate was touched off by Ted Dealer of the Dallas News, who took exception to a reference yesterday by Howard Jacobs, assist- ! ant wage and hour administrator, to the Dallas News case now in the Appellate Court. Mr. Dealer said Mr. Jacobs’ speech was “in bad taste" and that instead of being expositors- and explanitory, it was “a diatribe against the pub lishers ” i Frederick Sullens of the Jackson (Miss.i Daily News asserted news papers were “being constantly har- j assed and annoyed by a bunch of petty bureaucrats in Washington” under the wage and hour law. Facing Mr. Jacobs. Mr. Sullens said. “The wage and hour division in Washington is filled with riffraff, ragtag, scum of creation, most of whom got their jobs not because of j their ability but because some Con- i gressman had to pay a political debt. 1 "This Nation is at war.” Mr. Sul lens said. “It is just as much at war as if American planes were dropping bombs on Berlin today, which some of them are. Thp Ameri can press faces a great task in pre paring the people for war. telling ! them the truth and arousing this Nation.” ■ Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, Mav 21 (>P>.— Stocks higher; oils reach new peaks. Bonds steady; Govern ments quiet. Foreign exchange quiet: generally unchanged. Cot ton higher; trade, mill and Wall street buying. Sugar easier: liqui dation and hedging. Metals quiet; tin prices slightly higher. Wool tops steady; trade buying; switch ing. Late Races Earlier Results, Rossvan's. Other Selections and Entries for To morrow, Page 2-X. Charles Town FIFTH FACE—Purse *5.00; allowances: 3-year-old? and ud about 4lr furlong? Never Horn* <Eversole) 36.40 7.60 400 Berwyn <Kelly> 3.00 2.40 Marandan 'Palumbo) 3.00 Tim* 0 50. Also ran -B*aming Lady. EUonhead Margie Wrack. Delhi Dan. Bobs Pass. Belmont Park SEVENTH FACE—Purse *1,500; Claim ing 4-year-old? and ud 1 1* mile* Miquelor 'McCreary* 5.80 5 on 4.00 Gay Troubadour 'Harrell* P.70 6.50 fipnngaway <Berg* 17.20 Time, 1 46 V Also ran—Dissembler. Dark Friend Knight’s Ha\en. War Noise, Pompeius. Smilin Jack and Dark Level. Suffolk Downs SEVENTH RACE—Purse. *1.000; claim- I Inc. 4-year-oids and ud 1 •'* miles. Inactive 'Lc Blanr> 13.00 5.00 3.60 Marching Fee’ <Packer) 3.80 3.00 Howellville 'Wellsi 4.80 Time. 1 4s ' . Also ran—Sun Fox. Supreme Fla a. Many Flag?. Whoooer. Fiona n II and Butter. EIGHTH RACE—Purse. Sl.OOO; claim inc 4-year-olds and up 112 miles. Strident iSchmidl) 19.00 6.so 5.00 Panalong <Bripas> 6.60 5.00 ! Rhimz (Delucciai 5.40 Time 2:tt5sa. Also ran—Miss Penny. Broad Vision. | Druco Syska and Cave Hill. Lincoln Fields SIXTH RACE—Purse $1,010: allow ances 3-year-olds and up 6 furlongs. Unerring 'McCombsi 10.00 5 80 3 40 Montsm IBo.vce' 4.20 2.80 Shine o' Night (Berger) 2.60 Time. 1.13*.. Also ran—Colorado Ore, Hootown Lass. One Witch Mattie J. Detroit By the Associated Press. FIRST RACE—Purse. $800; claiming. 3- vear-olds 6 furlongs. Bill G .Milligan' 11.20 . 5 00 3 80' Spot Shot tScurlock) 14.40 ..20 St. Dismas 'Kaufman! 3.00 Also*'ran—Dotso. I Chic Mary, Ruckelle. Ladv Constance Entangling. fNarghileh. Embrace I Cutloose and XCophetua. 1 Field. SECOND RACE—Purse. $900: claiming: 4- year-olds and up: 6 furlongs Batter (Parise) *.»0 4.-0 3.-0 Blossom Queen (Milligan t 6.40 4.40 f Chestnut Bur iKingl 6.80 Also* ran—Bafcee Piring Pin. Falochee. 1 Marliant. Guy B Gold Band. 1 Morris Griner. Symphon and Delius. (Daily Double paid $53.) ! Fox Says He Was Quizzed In Davis Case Year Ago (Farlier Storv on Page A-4.) By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. May 21.—Wil liam Fox. one-time movie magnate, testified today at the District Court trial of retired Circuit Court Judge J. Warren Davis that he first was questioned by Government repre sentatives about the case early in 1940. Mr. Fox. who told yesterday of providing Judge Davis with S27.500 in unsecured loans, said he was approached then by Walter H. Gahagan. jr„ now prosecuting the retired jurist on a charge of con spiracy to obstruct justice and de- ; fraud the United States. The bankrupt former movie pro- | ducer appeared before a New York Federal grand jury which investi gated the affairs of Judge Davis two years ago, but added that the judge’s name was not mentioned whiie he was in the room. Other League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Boston— St. Louis- 120 020 010- 6 13 0, Boston . 110 100 m- 8 13 0, Batteries—Allen. W. Harris and Ferrell? j Ryha. Fleming. H. Newsome and Peacock, i At New York— Detroit _ 010 000 210 0— 4 7 2* New York 100 100 002 1— 5 14 1 Batteries—R«we. Benton and Tebbetts; Donald. Stanceau and Dickey. At Philadelphia— Chicago .... 100 130 100— 6 9 0 Philadelphia 013 001 002— 7 12 0 Batteries—Hallett and Tresh; Marchil don. Harris and Hayes. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Pittsburgh— Boston. 400 000 000— 4 7 0 Pittsburgh .. 001 013 30x— 8 10 0 Batteries—Tobin. Earley, Johnson and Berres. Mash Heintielman. Batters, Wilkie and Baker. At Chicago— Philadelphia 020 000 010— 3 4 2 Chicago.. 001 050 lOx— 7 7 2 Batteries—Hoerst. Bruner and Warren* Millies; Erickson. Mooty and McCullough. At Cincinnati— New York... 000 000 003 3— 6 12 0 | Cincinnati . 100 010 010 0— 3 6 0 Batteries—Lohrman. Adam* and Dan nine; Walters and Lombardi. At St. Louis— Brooklyn ... 200 01 — St. Louis_ 000 3 — Batterlto—Wicker and Owm; Gnmbirt and Manento. Feller, Chase Battle in 0 to 0 Duel in 10th Cleveland Pitcher Gives 4 Hits and Nats' Hurler 6 Line-up. CLEVELAND WASHINGTON. Boudreau ss Case, rf Weatherly, cf Cramer, cf Keltner 3b Vernon, lb Walker. If Lewis. 3b Heath, rf Travis, ss Bell, lb Bloodworth *b Mack, *_'b Chapman. If De sautels. e Early, c Feller, p Chase, p Umpires—Messrs. Rommel. McQuinn and McGowan. Bv BURTON HAWKINS. The Washington Nationals and the Cleveland Indians were locked j in a scoreless tie in the 10th inning : at Griffith Stadium here today as! Ken Chase and Bob Feller met In a tight pitching duel. Chase had given up six hits and Feller only four. NINTH INNING. CLEVELAND—Walker flied to j Chapman. Heath fanned, but had to be thrown out. Early to Vernon, when Early dropped the third strike. Bell flied to Cramer. No runs. WASHINGTON—Lewis grounded out to Bell. Mack threw out Travis. Bloodworth’s pop fly dropped be tween Walker. Weatherly and Boud reau for a two-base hit. Chapman fanned. No runs. Play-by-Play of Early Innings FIRST INNING. CLEVELAND—Travis threw out Boudreau. Weatherly tripled to center. Keltner popped to Lewis. Walker flied to Chapman. No runs. WASHINGTON—Case flied' to Heath. Cramer singled to left and continued to second when Walker fumbled the ball. Vernon fanned. Lewis walked So did Travis, filling the bases. Bloodworth took a third strike. No runs. Washington. 0: Cleveland. 0. SECOND INNING. CLEVELAND—Heath flied to Case Bell singled to center. Bell was but stealing. Early to Travis. Mack singled to left. Desautels flied to Case No runs. WASHINGTON—Cha pman took a tSee BASEBALirPage 2-Xj Temperature Hits 91, Second Warmest Day The temperature soared to 91 de grees at 3:50 pm. today to give Washington its second warmest dav 1 of the year and the hottest May 21 since 1934 when the thermometer ’ went to 95. The season's high was reached April 20 with a reading of 93 degrees. Little relief was held in sight with the Weather Bureau predicting warm weather tonight and tomor- | row. The humidity, however, was described as average. $20,000,000 Is Urged The Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved today legislation authorizing the , appropriation of $20,000,000 for con- ' struction of a new inter-American highway to Panama. Today's Home Runs American. Lueadello, St. Louis, 1st inning. Knickerbocker, Chicago. 1st inning. Clift, St. Louis, 2d inning. S. Chapman. Philadelphia. 2d in'ng. Ferrell. St. Louis. 5th inning. Allen, St. Louis, 5th inning. Hayes, Philadelphia, 6th inning. Mullin, Detroit, 7th inning. Lodigiani. Chicago. 4th inning. Spence, Boston, 7th inning. Lodigiani. Chicago, 7th inning. Moses, Philadelphia, 9th inning. National. Di Maggio. Pittsburgh, 3d inning. Frey, Cincinnati, 1st inning. Craft. Cincinnati, 5th inning. Nicholson, Chicago, 5th inning. Triplett. St. Louis. 4th inning. Litwhiler, Philadelphia, 8th inning. OAKLAND, CALIF—PICKET LINES CROSSED IN SHIPYARD STRIKE—Members of the A. F. L. Metal Trades Unions disre garded picket lines of A. F. L. and C. I. O. machinists and returned to work at San Francisco Bay area shipyards today. There was no violence. About 500 men went through th« picket line at the Moore Drydock Co. —A. P. Wirephoto. SCENE OF TRIPLE SLAYING—The combination general store, filling station and post office at Huntly, Va„ where three members of the Johnson family were shot to death last night. (Story on Page A-l). —Star Staff Photo. Shipyard Strikers 'Glad' to Appear At Senate Inquiry Hearing Being Arranged On West Coast Stoppage, Possibly for This Week (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) B» Associated Press. The Senate Defense Investigating Committee took steps today to in quire into the tie-up of $500,000,000 worth of ship building in the San Francisco area unless a strike of 1.700 C. I. O. and A. F. L. machin ists is terminated at once. Charles P. Clark, counsel for the committee headed by Senator Tru man of Missouri, said he already had assurance from E. F. Dillon, business agent for a local of the International Association of Ma chinists at San Francisco, that the unions would "gladly'’ appear be fore the committee here Friday. Mr. Clark said he was attempt ing to reach other union leaders and heads of the shipbuilding in dustry to arrange a hearing. Last week the committee asked inter ested parties to be here tomorrow if thp strike was not settled. The machinists rejected a per sonal plea of Gov. Culbert L. Olson of California that they lay aside their grievances and return to work at 11 shipyards in the interests of patriotism. Groups of A. F. L. men returned to work through the machinists' picket lines this afternoon. In Detroit employes of the Hud son Motor Car Co. unanimously ratified an agreement, to end a C. I. O.-United Automobile Workers’ strike there. The agreement calls for a wage increase of 8 cents an hour. War Department officers, mean while. termed a work stoppage at the Ravenna 'Ohio' shell plant "very serious" and called a confer ence with union representatives. Capt. Earl D. Payne, public relations officers at the arsenal, said the "re fusal to work is without the sanction of the duly elected labor representa tives of these men.” "A group of apparent agitators ap pear to have incited the men to cease work as a means of obtaining their demands for increased pay,” he as serted. "This stoppage of work is very serious as it will delay all ef forts which have been made to put this plant into the manufacture of ammunition at the earliest date.” The arsenal is scheduled for com pletion between July 1 and Sep tember 1. and w’ill load light and heavy artillery shells and bombs. Strikes and Lockouts Banned in Holland By the Associated Press. AMSTERDAM ivia Berlin-), May 21. — Strikes and lockouts were banned today in a decree by Arthur Seysz-Inquart. German com missioner in the Netherlands, which provided for penalties as severe as life imprisonment or death. F. C. C. Head to Discuss Foreign Propaganda Foreign short-wave propaganda will be discussed by Chairman James Lawrence Fly of the Federal Com munications Commission at a lunch eon at the Willard Hotel tomorrow before the Committee on Com munications of the American Bar Association. John W. Lockwood, general counsel of the Office for Co ordination of Commercial and Cul tural Relations between the Ameri can Republics, will speak on •’Some Radio Problems in the Americas." The luncheon has been arranged in recognition of the editorial staff of the Federal Communications Bar Journal, a monthly magazine pub lished in Washington by the Federal Communications Bar Association. Robert N. Miller, chairman of the Bar Association Committee on Com munications, will preside. Nazis Order Powers To Withdraw All Diplomats in Paris Representatives in Vichy Receive Notice From Missions in Berlin B» the Associated Press. VICHY. France. May 21.—United States and other members of the foreign diplomatic corps received word today from their respective embassies and legations in Berlin that they would have to withdraw their representatives from Paris by June 10. <The State Department said today that because the German government regards the Paris area as an extended zone of op erations it had requested the United States to remove its diplo matic representation from Paris now The department said it did not know at once what diplo matic staff members were in Paris at this time.' Order Given in Berlin. The order was said to have ema nated from the Wilhelmstras.se and to have been handed to foreign Ambassadors and Ministers in Ber lin. Foreign legations and embassies at Vichy have been maintaining representatives in the occupied capi tal mainly to take care of their citizens there and their interests in the occupied zone. All diplomatic relations with the French government are handled at Vichy, and only Germany and Italy keep their regular embassies in Paris. Hold Dual Commissions. The present American representa tives in Paris. Edwin A. Plitt, Tyler Thompson and Lawrence W. Taylor, all hold dual commissions from the State Department for both consular and diplomatic functions, and it is not knowm here yet whether the order affects consular authorities. Diplomatic circles expressed be lief that the measure would end speculation over possible full resto ration of Paris as the French capi tal arising from the present French German negotiations. Dies Agent Charges Coal Commission Is 'Loaded' With Reds Secret Investigation Says Official Feared To Make Revelation (Earlier story on Page A-l.) Miss Man- Spargo. undercover agent for the Dies Committee in vestigating un-American activities testified late today before a special subcommittee of the group that an administrative official of the Bi tuminous Coal Commission told her the agency was "loaded from top to bottom with Communists.” The committee's woman agent de clared the administrative official of i the Coal Commission made the j statement to her when she pre sented her credentials. She quoted , him as saying: "I have thought several times of going to see Mr. Starnes 'Repre sentative Starnes. Democrat, of Ala bama. chairman of the subcommit tee'. to tell him about it. The Com- j munist influence is so heavy and comes from the very top. But I feel it is unwise to be seen at Mr. Starnes' office because I might lose my job.” Tells of Peace Rally. Earlier Miss Spargo had told the subcommittee 150 Federal employes were among 500 persons who went from Washington to New York last month to attend a peace rally spon sored by the American Peace Mobili zation. Her testimony was abruptly halted this afternoon as she pre pared to outline the results of an ! investigation she made of activities of A. P M. in connection with the Washington Navy Yard. Her testi mony was suddenly stopped for an executive session of the subcom mittee. Miss Spargo. a former Washington Daily News reporter, said she was employed by the Dies Committee to ! investigate the "Washington angle" of A P. M. and "the part Gov ernment employes played in it.” She said during her investiga tion "a number of individuals” had told her they would like to appear before the Dies Committee and give it information but were afraid to do , so for fear of losing their jobs or be cause of fear of "political vio lence ” These individuals, she he dared, are willing to testify at an executive session. Employes “Afraid" to Testify. On every desk on the eleventh and twelfth floors of the Coal Commission March 18. Miss Spargo testified, there was a handbill an nouncing a meeting of the Wash ington chapter of the A. P. M. These handbills, she said she had been informed by one of the women em ployes, had been kept in the desk of one of the officials she named. Later, she declared, the employe who named the official in whose desk the handbills had been seen, denied to her she had seen them. Miss Spargo further testified she had heard reports in both the Coal Commission and the Civil Service <See DIES, Page 2-X.t EDWARD JOHNSON. ETHEL JOHNSON. Armed Preparedness Is Russian Policy, Youth Organ Says Army Must Be Strongest In World, Comsomol Pravda Declares By the Associated Press. MOSCOW. May 21.—The policy of the Stalinist government was said by Comsomol Pravda. organ of the Young Communist League, today to be one of independence and armed preparedness. A four-column article pointed out that Soviet Prussia remained neu tral. But it criticized a pacifist spirit and asserted that “the pres ent international situation compels us to prepare seriously day to day for war.” The main conclusion to be drawn from the war. the newspaper said, was that “we cannot and must not be weaker militarily than our rivals. The Red Army must be the strong est in the world.” “Our government, headed by Comrade Stalin.” the newspaper continued, “is carrying on a firm foreign policy, independent and our own, based on the interests of the people of the U. S. S. R. and So cialism. 3-Fold Blow Promised. “The invincible base of Stalinist foreign policy is seen in the strength of our country, the Red Army, and the readiness of the people to reply with a three-fold crushing blow to the blow of any enemy. “Although not participating in the war. the Soviet Union cannot re main indifferent to events. Any action which is aimed at expansion of the war or which affects to a certain extent the interests of the Soviet Union is condemned by the Soviet Union and. on the contrary, anything that may or can help the struggle against expansion of the war is supported by the Soviet Union.” (This is the first detailed state ment of Soviet policy since Joseph Stalin became Premier of the Soviet Union just two weeks ago, succeeding Vyacheslav Molo tov, who retained his post as foreign commissar. (Since then, the swiftly de- ; veloping war in the Near East I has seen Nazi forces penetrating Syria and reaching Iraq to help that country in its undeclared war against Britain.) Evidence of Execution. There was evidence of the execu tion of the policy of preparedness. Seven thousand persons in Mos cow were called by the air and gas defense society to participate in training exercises May 24 and 25 with the theme of repulse of a land ing by parachutists. Red Star, the army newspaper, announced that the defense com niissariat had summoned reserve troops and junior commanders for the annual period of field training. Big Naval-Air Action Fought Nazis Indicate English Battleship And 5 Cruisers Declared Bombed BULLETIN. LONDON ‘JP .—A German attempt to land soldiers in Crpte from small speed boats, in support of air-borne troops, has been defeated, authorita tive British sources said to night. They gave no details. B> the Associated Press. The British Mediterranean fleet has joined the battle of Crete, German reports Indicated today as more thousands of Nazi air troops dropped on the island, last refuge of the Greeks. Indicating that the British fleet had been in major action off Crete, the German wireless declared that Nazi warplanes had scored hits with heavy bombs on a British battle ship. five cruisers and a destroyer in the Eastern Mediterranean. Four of the warships caught fire, it was claimed, and a cruiser listed heavily. Cruiser Reported Struck. The report was elaboration of an earlier claim, circulated by DN'B, official German news agency, that a British cruiser had been hit di rectly "with the heaviest caliber bomb" this morning by German planes off Crete The Italian high command an nounced that Fascist torpedo-carry ing planes had torpedoed a 10000 ton British cruiser in the Eastern Mediterranean. The British apparently v.Vre at tempting to prevent the Germans from sending reinforcements for their aerial troops by sea. Earlier today the British radio acknowledged that one or two sea borne German transports had pene trated the defenses of Crete. It was estimated unofficially, to night at British Near East head quarters in Cairo that the Germans had at least 1.000 casualties in para chutists killed or wounded during yesterday s firs? operations in their air-borne invasion of Crete. l-renrh Enter hyria. Fighting continued in Iraq and was declared to have spread to Syria, with "Free French" reported to have entered the French-man dated territory to combat Axis forces aiding Iraq and a regular French regiment reported to have joined the De Gaullists. The reports were broadcast by Radio Brazzaville, "Free French” station in Equatorial Africa, and were heard by C. B. S. in New York. In Vichy competent French sources said they had heard of no such penetration. Vichy diplomatic sources said they had been informed German military equipment is rolling across Turkev into Iraq by railroad. Istanbul said passenger traffic to Iraq had been stopped. Reports that Turkey had de manded territorial concessions in Syria from France were, however, denied flatly by the Turkish Embassy at Vichy. Situation Declared "in Hand." Informed Greek sources in Cairo, Egypt, said they understood the British had the situation in Crete in hand early this morning, but they acknowledged that some in vading units still were fighting. Exactly how many Nazi aerialists had arrived was uncertain. Prime Minister Churchill. telling the House of Commons that the fighting in Crete must be expected to be come increasingly severe, said 1.500 landed yesterday morning and 3.000, moie yesterday afternoon. Other reports said 3.000 came out of the skies during the night. Then more came today. Also uncertain was the number of British and Greek troops defend ing the island. In Sydney. Aus tralia, Army Minister Percy Spender said a New Zealand division—about' 12.000 to 15,000 men—as well as a substantial number of Australian troops went to Crete after the with drawal from the Greek mainland. Spender said he did not know whether the Australians had later been replaced by British units, nor could he confirm reports that part of the Australian imperial force had gone to Cyprus, the British island off Syria. British Near East headquarters at Cairo said a German detachment yesterday penetrated the outskirts of Canea, the capital of Crete, but that the attackers were "quickly surrounded and accounted for.” British headquarters said the Nazi invasion troops suffered "serious losses." while British losses were described as “comparatively light." Heavy R A. F. bombers smashed at the Greek mainland bases of the < See CRETET Page- 2-X.) Dr. Ballou Is Reappointed As School Superintendent The Board of Education late today unanimously reappointed Dr. Frank W. Ballou to a 3-year term as super intendent of schools. Dr. Ballou first came to the Dis trict school system as superintend ent July 1, 1920. and will enter his eighth consecutive 3-year term this July 1. Re-election of the superintendent was made the first order of business at today's board meeting. The mo tion was made by Mrs. Velma G. Williams, colored member of th* board, and was seconded by Charles D. Drayton, a lawyer member.