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Pair, lowest tonight about 87; tomorrow • ...... .... , cloudy, continued warm. Tempera- Wlthlfl the Hour turel today—Highest. 80. at 2 p.m.; ^ , . lowest 67 at 4-20 am Most people In Washington have The Star delivered to their homes every From the united states weather Bureau report weekday evening and Sunday morning Full Details on Pate A-2. Closing N. Y, Markets—Soles, Page 18._ W3) M*«n« Associated Press. 89th YEAR. No. 35,512. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1941 K THREE CENTS. Vichy Reported Ready to Yield ToTokio's Indo-China Demand; Nazi Wedges Held, Soviet Says France Negotiating For 'Protection' of Colony by Japan the Astceiaied Press. Japan and France are nego tiating for technical Japanese protection of Indo-China. It was disclosed officially today in Vichy, and the Japanese Em bassy in Washington said it had received a report—without offi cial confirmation—that Japan and the Vichy government had reached an agreement on Indo China. The Vichy disclosures said nego tiations are under way both there and at Hanoi. French Indo-China, after what French authorities said were British troop concentrations along the Malaya and Burma bor ders of Indo-China. Earlier Far East dispatches said Japan has made sweeping demands for concessions in southern French Indo-China, possible springboard for an attack on Britain's great naval base at Singapore, and that the French virtually had yielded. Catroux Reported Off Coast. Newspapers in German-occupied Paris charged that Gen. Georges Catroux. an active Free French leader, was cruising off the Indo China coast directing an increas ing flow of De Gaullist propaganda, and that the British. Free French and Chinese were conferring pre sumably with a view to a division of Indo-China. Gen. Catroux only a few days ago took part in the negotiations in Syria which ended the war there. There has been no other hint that he was in the Far East. It was stated officially in Vichy that nothing could be said about the conversations between Vice Premier Admiral Jean Darlan and Japanese Ambassador Sotomatsu Kato except j that they were the result of a threat ! by British and Chinese troops to Indo-China. Parallel negotiations are in prog ress at Hanoi between Governor General Admiral Jean Decoux and the Japanese military mission. The official French position was that since Japan is "the principal; country interested in the peaceful order in the Orient” the French are conferring with her over the threat to the country to which the Jap anese have given guarantees. Details Unavailable. A Reuters 'British news agency) dispatch from Hanoi said it had been confirmed officially that the Japa nese had demanded the use of fa cilities in Southern Indo-China. By ‘ facilities" it was assumed the Jap anese meant airfields and naval bases. No details of the Japanese de mands are yet available, the Reuters dispatch said. J Conferences between Admiral Decoux and Maj. Gen. Raisho Sumita. chief of the Japanese mili tary mission, were said to be con- i tlnuing at Hanoi with the end not ' yet in sight. They have been con ferring for two days. A tight censorship has been damped down in Hanoi on the re ported Japanese demands and the French reaction to them. It is for bidden to disclose their origin or dis cuss their nature, but the Japanese are pictured there as having made broad demands in Southern Indo China and the conferences are con cerned only with details for carrying put what is assumed to be another Japanese expansion program in this French colony. V. 8. and Britain Watchful. Washington and London watched the critical situation with mounting anxiety. Berlin, too. kept an eve on de velopments which might affect United States aid to Britain and China and the German radio de clared : “According to news available here, the Japanese government has learned that British aims are direct ed at French Indo-China. “The Japanese government is de termined to defend its interests with nil the means at Its disposal against such Intentions. The French gov ernment is likewise believed to share this view.” Dienst aus Deutschland, com mentary close to the Foreign Office, said there had been an “exchange of views" among Berlin. Rome and Tokio concerning Indo-China. London “Aware" of Aims. In London, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told Parliament that the British government was keenly “aware of persistent reports to the effect that the Japanese government Intended to take action to obtain naval and air bases in Southern Indo-China.” Mr. Eden declared flatly that alleged British designs on either Indo-China or neighboring Thailand were "entirely non-existent.” Japan already holds air bases in (See FAR EAST. Page A-12.) Boy, 9, Held for Blaze That Killed Half Sister B? the Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio. July 23.—A boy. 0. who said "I like to see the flames." was held in a detention home today after admitting. Cor oner E. E. Smith said, that he set three fires—the last one burning to death his 4-year-old half sister. With matches obtained from his home in nearby Canal Winchester, Donald Hedrick fired a church par sonage. a paint store and his own home yesterday afternoon, the cor oner said the boy told him. Mary Lucile Hedrick, sleeping on the second floor of the home, was trapped. A passerby climbed a lad der and found the child on tha blazing floor about 4 feet from a window. r . . ■■ ... ■ ■ i i < I • Peruvian Attack Is Beaten Off, Ecuador Says Invaders Are Driven ’ From Border Posts, Guayaquil Reports 6? tfct Associated Press. GUAYAQUIL. Ecuador. July 23 — Official Ecuadorean reports said Peruvian troops started a general attack on a 12-mile front on the southern frontier of Ecuador today. ’ but were repulsed and driven out of , several of their own outposts. The Ecuadorean reports said Ecua dorean troops, although greatly out numbered, pursued the attackers to the other side of the Zarumilla River, and captured Peruvian posts at Aguas Verdes and Brancamoro. Eight Peruvian planes bombed Puerto Bolivar three times this morning, the Ecuadoreans said. Unofficial reports said the Ecua dorean naval cutter Atahualpa. at Puerto Boliva. was machine-gunned bv the planes and replied with vig orous fire. Three hamlets near he frontier were reported machine gunned by Peruvian planes. The Peruvian foreign office charged that Ecuadorean troops fired on Peruvian outposts early today, killing one Peruvian sergeant in a renewal of outbreaks which began July 5. First clashes were reported near the seaboard, in the Tumbes area. Fighting spread later to the vast area east of the Andean rangp in the Amazon jungles which have been disputed territory for more than a century. The latest outbreak followed re cent indications that determined ef forts by the United States. Argen- i tina and Brazil to get the two coun- j tries to settle their dispute peace- ) fully were about to bear fruit. The three neutrals have been working toward creation of a neu tral zone along the frontier to pre vent future clashes until sovereignty of the territory in question is set tled. Japan Plans New Move With Armyr>Knox Says; i Nomura Sees Welles Tokio's Envoy to Be Told Any Attack Will Peril Relations With U. S. Bt the Associated Press. Secretary of the Navy Knox said today there was “no question" that recent developments in the Far East, including the Japanes^ govern-1 ment's establishment of radio and cable censorship on information from that country, meant new mili- | tarv movements in the Orient. Secretary Knox told his press conference: "I look for movement out there— and very soon.” He refused, however, to discuss the possible direction of such a move, saying. “No one can tell at this point whether it will go north or south.” The Navy Department yesterday informed President Roosevelt that the Japanese had established cen sorship. and at his press conference President Roosevelt said he consid ered it significant, but referred questioners to the State Department when asked if he expected it to be the prelude to an aggressive action in the Orient. Tokio's Envoy to See Welle*. Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles arranged to receive the Jap anese Ambassador this afternoon amid increasing signs that the United States was preparing new notice to Japan on the threat of military moves in the Far East. The Navy Secretary was asked whether the United States fleet was in position to do "whatever is nec essary to carry out our policy in the Far East." Smilingly. Mr. Knox said "yes," and refused to elaborate. It was not disclosed whether Mr. Welles or the Japanese Ambassador requested a meeting but all indica tions were that the envoy would be told plainly that American-Jap anese relations would suffer a further strain from any military move into French Indo-China or elsewhere. The Ambassador. Kichisaburo No mura. is an infrequent caller at the State Department and his visit to day was linked with widespread re i See JAPANESE. Page A-12J ► - Scores Are Killed And Wounded in New Moscow Raid BJ the Associated Press. MOSCOW. July 23 —A second successive night of Nazi aerial attacks on Moscow admittedly left scores killed and injured, but the Russians declared today the raids were another setback for the Luftwaffe and indicated German ground forces had made no progress from their new wedges inside the Finnish and Ukrainian frontiers. The Red Army's midday bulletin reported stubborn battles through the night, but it mentioned fighting in the same zones as yesterday and said nothing significant had oc curred elsewhere. These fronts included not only the Porkhov and Smolensk areas, where German and Russian armies pre viously had been embattled, but also the Petrozavodsk region, inside the Soviet Union from Finland north of Leningrad, and Zhitomir. 50 miles closer to Kiev than Novograd Vo lynski. where the Red Army's re sistance to the Nazis’ Ukrainian thrust had been centered. Petrzavodsk and Zhitomir ap peared for the first time in an early morning communique on yesterday * war developments and were re peated in the later bulletin, indi cating that fighting at these new points still was indecisive. Hospital Struck by Bomb. Again last night. Russians de clared, Moscow's defenses beat off ruin from the skies, and the Luft waffe failed to burn out this camou- i flaged capital of painted spires and teeming millions. (The German high command said Nazi raiders last night found fires from Monday night still un controlled and bombarded mili tary targets in Moscow again with a destructive rain of incendiaries and heavy explosives, i Scores were killed and wounded. Some fires flared up. A few homes and a hospital were among the places hit. But in the main the night-long assault by 150 German bombers was pictured as a fizzle by a Soviet communique. It said 10 per cent of the raiders were shot down and only a few pierced the searchlight patterns and bursting barages to reach the cen tral city. Twenty-two German j planes were reported felled the■ night before. Reports from the long land front, meanwhile, declared the Nazi on rush still checked in the vital cen tral sector of Porkhov and Smo lensk, but acknowledged German Finnish penetrations in the north and indicated Nazi thrusts into the Ukraine might have deepened. Moscow's four millions seemingly took the raid stoically, as they did the night before, filing into shelters and the protection of the city's sub way system at the warning whine of sirens. Searchlights flashed on and the snarp Dane oi anti-aircraft guns be gan almost at the first sound of the sirens. At the same time barrage balloons were sent up, trailing heavy cables. Throughout the alarm, which for a second time lasted approximately 5‘2 hours, starting at 10:10 p m., fire watchers stood their roof-top posts in relays, ready to deal with in cendiaries. Fire brigades quickly extinguished the fires touched off by bombs, the Soviet Information Bureau said. It declared “no military objectives were damaged." Altogether, a Moscow communique today said. 39 German planes were shot down yesterday and last night. Loss of 17 Russian planes was acknowledged. The day before the Germans lost 87 planes to 14 Russian aircraft de stroyed, the Russians said. Nazi Advance in North Indicated, British Say LONDON. July 23 .—Continuing German advances in the far north sector of the Russian front were Indicated today in reports reaching London, authoritative sources said. Soviet troops apparently had with drawn behind the Russian-Finnish war frontier and the Germans were believed making “small progress" in the Pskov sector. Mrs. Winant Presents 13 Canteens in Britain B: tin Associated Press LONDON. July 23.—Mrs. John G Winant. wife of the United States Ambassador, today presented to the Salvation Army 13 mobile canteens given by United States friends of the organization for relief»w8rk in Britain. 3,673 Soldiers Volynteer to Fill 1,500 Posts as Parachutists B> tht Auociatrd Pr«s« More than twice the needed num ber of men and six times the num ber of officers required to All the Army's four authorized parachute battalions have volunteered for parachute troop duty, the War De partment announced today. The battalions in service and in process of formation at Fort Ben ning, Ga., will require 1.500 jump ers, including both officers and men. the Army said, but 3,673 men have volunteered for duty. Also, a steady stream of inquiries from soldiers and civilians in all walks of life are being received at the provisional parachute group headquarters at Fort Ben ning. Group officers estimated there would be no shortage of officers or men even if the unit were expanded to 30 or 40 battalions. A total of 824 officers have asked assignment to parachute duty, as compared with the 136 officers called for in the tables of organization for four battalions. The 501st and 502d Parachute Bat talions are in training, and will pro vide the nuclei for the 503d. to be formed September 1, and the 504th on November 1. Unmarried volunteers only are ac cepted, and the enlisted men must pass a rigid physical examination and have had at least six months service in the Regular Army. Officers must pass the same physical tests. Captains, and lieutenants must not be more than 35, and majors not more than 40. Marshall Hits Soldiers' Poll As 'Sabotage' • Organized Efforts Against Extension of Service Denounced BACKGROUND— Administration move to have selectees. Reservists and National Guardsmen retained in Army be yond single year requires amend ment of Selective Service Act or congressional declaration of na tional emergency. Gen. George C. Marshall. Army chief of staff, told Congress there is "urgent necessity" for removal of one-year limitation, and President Roose velt said such action was needed to prevent "disintegration" of Army. B> the Associated Press. Gen. George C. Marshall de nounced today as sabotage of a dangerous character what he said were organized efforts to have drafted men petition Con gress against extendipg the serv ice of selectees and National Guardsmen. The Chief of Staff, testifying be fore the House Military Affairs Committee in behalf of an exten sion. asserted there had been an or ganized effort by "countless outside forces" to have members of the 1st Army sign petitions against the proposal. Word of the activity. Gen. Mar shall said, came from Lt. Gen Hugh Drum, commander of the 1st Army. "We cannot have a political club and call it an army,” Gen. Marshall said forcefully, adding that the sit uation could'not be ignored and that the men involved would have to be treated as soldiers ’* He did not amplify the statement. Telegram Kean to soldiers. (At Indiantown Gap. Pa . a telegram from the War Depart ment was brought to the atten tion of soldiers training there. It read: ("There appears to be an or ganized effort from some source outside the Army to have peti tions signed by members of the military forces and sent to Con gress in an effort to oppose leg islation proposed by the War De partment to continue selectees and National Guard and Reserve officers in the service. ("Any such action by those in the military service violates the provisions of paragraph 4. Army regulations This will be brought to the attention of your com mand without delay and instruc tions issued that all such efforts by military personnel will be stopped immediately, and that provisions of Army regulations on this subject will be rigidly enforced.” 'Paragraph 4 reads in part: "Except as authorized by the War Department, efforts to pro cure or influence legislation af fecting the Army or to procure personal favor through legisla tion are forbidden.’ ! stymied on Trinidad. At the outset of his remarks Gen. Marshall told the committee he was now "stymied" on the question of reinforcing the Army's small gar rison at Trinidad by the one-year limitation on the service of selec tees and Guardsmen. Although he said he had been pressed for ap proval of plans to send additional troops to Trinidad, one of the south ernmost of the new bases obtained from Britain, he had refu.sed be cause of the legislative restrictions on the service of selectees and Guardsmen. Two telegrams date lined Port Dix, N. J . protesting against service ex tension have been released by Sena tor Wheeler. Democrat, of Montana. What action Gen. Marshall might be considering was not disclosed. As for Trinidad, the general dis closed that the Army had only 1,200 men there now, including some Na tional Guard units, and asserted that the force ought to be built up to a "working basis.” Apart from other considerations, Gen. Marshall said the Armv now had shelter available for additional troops at Trinidad and also the necessary tonnage of shipping re quired to transport the men was now available. There was no cer tainty, he added, as to how long the ships would remain available. Libby Opposes Emergency Action. Meanwhile, Frederick J. Libby, executive secretary of the National Council for Prevention of War. told the Senate Military Committee that if Congress declared a national emer gency in order to keep selectees in uniform “you will have thereby re moved almost the last barrier that separates us from full participation (See DRAFT, Page A-4.) Nancy Cunard Is Refused Permission to Enter U. S. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. July 23.—Nancy Cunard, 45. member of the famous English shipping family, was denied permission to enter the United States Byron H. Uhl, director of immi gration. said Miss Cunard arrived yesterday on the Spanish liner Marques de Commillas without a visa or limited permit and the law forbade her entry here. Miss Cunard created a social furore in 1932 when she took resi dence at a Harlem hotel to gather material for a book about the Negrs race. She was confined to her cabin on the Spanish ship, which is due to sail for Spain via Bermuda Friday. 8he said the American Consul at Havana had refused to give her a visa. Identifying herself as a “writer of sundry journalistic items for the European press." Miss Cunard told reporters that “I am disgusted with this visa ban applied to bona fide Britishers.” Destruction Spread In Moscow Raid, Germans Claim Furious Red Resistance Met on Central Front, Communique Says BT the Associated Press. BERLIN. July 23—A shower of explosive and incendiary bombs spread destruction for a second night in Moscow where fires still were raging uncontrolled from the Luftwaffe's first attack, the German high command declared today. The communique admitted furious resistance was being encountered from the Russians on the central front, but said this was resulting in terrfiic losses for the Soviets, who appeared to be attempting to hold their positions regardless of the cost. Plunging counterattacks to relieve encircled units resulted in "extraor dinary sanguinary losses" for the Red Army, the Germans said. Gains were reported for the Nazi armies on the northern and southern fronts, however. Encircled Remnants Destroyed. Encircled remnants of several Russian divisions were destroyed northeast of Zhitomir. 85 miles from Kiev, on July 21, said D.N.B.. the official German news agency, with 4.000 dead left on the field and thousands taken prisoner. The agency declared a large num ber of men of 18 other divisions j were captured in mopping up at an- ' other point on the front. Belated dispatches from the Smo lensk area indicated that there still was bitter fighting in this area de spite reports that German troops had advanced far beyond this strategic gateway to Moscow. One German source said that a new division of Russian troops had been sent to the sector from the capital. Fires Reported Still Burning. The second German air raid by strong forces on the Russian capital again subjected "military establish ments'’ to a severe pounding, said the high command, and further se rious destruction was caused. Fires started the night before in the Luftwaffe's first attack still had not been localized, it was declared. These fires still were raging today, German flyers reported after re turning from reconnaissance over the Soviet capital. Odessa. Russia's Black Sea port, also was raided by the Luftwaffe yesterday, D.N.B. reported. It said “big explosions and fires in war vital facilities in the western part of the city” were caused and oil tanks in the Odessa oil port were blasted. Other flyers ordered to attack the Moscow-Leningrad railway line said one Moscow-bound troop train was smashed by 14 direct hits. In other air activity east of Smol ensk toward Moscow the German flyers claimed they had destroyed 100 Russian planes on the ground. In continued land fighting east of Smolensk in the advance on Moscow a military spokesman said 17 Rus sian tanks were'destroyed in the last few hours. German flame throwers and spe TSee BERLIN, Page A-3.) j — Chiropractors Open Baltimore Sessions B» the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, July 23—First meetings of the week-long 46th anniversary' convention of the Na tional Chiropractic Association and National Auxiliaries opened today. More than 2.000 delegates from all parts of the Nation and Canada are expected before the convention closes next Wednesday with a boat trip to Annapolis for inspection of the United States Naval Academy. Gov. O'Conor and Representative Tolan. Democrat, of California will address the convention, as will Ber narr MacFadden of New York. Typhoon Rapidly Swells Japanese Streams By the Associated Press TOKIO. July 23 —Japanese rivers were swelling rapidly today as the result of a typhoon that brought to a climax a week of heavy rains and flooded thousands of homes. At Utsonomiya and Mito north of Tokio floodwaters did the most damage. More than 17.000 homes at Utsonomiya and 1.800 houses at Mito were flooded. All major railroads were reported resuming regular service today. Attacks on Roosevelt Force War Off Berlin Front Pages President is Charged With Intrigue Against Germany in Bolivia B» ’he Associated Press. BERLIN July 23.—Attacks on President Roosevelt pushed the Ger man war off the front pages of the entire Berlin morning press today. Although the Luftwaffe in the past 24 hours carried modern technical warfare to Moscow, which had not heard the din of battle with a for eign foe since 1812. editors gave the whole of their front pages to a reju venated anti-Roosevelt campaign. The President was charged with* intriguing against Germany in Bo livia. D.N.B. the official German news agency, said he was trying to bring Bolivia into the status of "co lonial dependence" on the United States Message Under Attack. Also under attack was his mes sage to Congress, and the press branded as lies his remarks concern ing German threats to the United States. Without exception, morning news papers also published on their front Italians Released, Nazis Detained on U. S. Ship at Lisbon Germans Will Be Freed When Three American Trains Reach Portugal B? the Associated Press. LISBON. Portugal. July 23—Ex pelled Italian agents, held six hours aboard the United States naval transport West Point after arrival here, were ordered released today but their German colleagues detained. The 220 Germans were being held until three special trains bearing American consuls, employes and families from Germany and Ger man-occupied countries have safely crossed the Portuguese frontier. The Italians were released when the American consular party from Italy crossed the Portuguese border. Buses were waiting at the quay to take the Germans on a tour to Sintra, where a luncheon had been prepared by the German colony to welcome them "out of America." But the Germans were told they would not be allowed to leave the West Point until the American Legation had informed the West Point's captain that all Americans had arrived safely in Portugal. The Germans apparently were destined to spend another 24 hours aboard ship. Special police precautions kept the crowds of Germans, Italians and Portuguese away from the dock. Only a few were allowed aboard after painstaking identification by Portuguese police and ship officers. The West Point, formerly the America, left New York eight days ago with 500 passengers for her first trans-Atlantic trip. On the return voyage she will pick up the Ameri can consular officials who have left Germany and Italy. United States naval attaches for Portugal and Spain came out by pilot boat and boarded the West Point outside the harbor. pages a picture of President Roose velt with his sons. James, Franklin and Elliott, at a Masonic Lodge ses sion. According to Nazi tenets, being a Mason is almost a cardinal sin and the_ picture is supposed to be par ticularly damning evidence, as the Voelkischer Beobachter said in a two-line banner headline, that “Roosevelt is the main tool of Jew ish world Freemasonry.” 'Freemasonry in parts of conti nental Europe years ago de veloped activities, including inter ference with politics, which led many governments to declare it a danger to the state and to sup press it within their jurisdictions. ' Freemasonry in the United States, as well as the “Mother Grand Lodge' of England and Anglo-Saxon lodges generally, has no connection with such Freemasonry. Among the funda mentals Of the United States <See NAZI PRESS. Page A-5J Knudsen Says Slash Of 50 Pet. in Autos Means 'Dislocation' Henderson Advanced Plan Without Consulting Him, 0. P. M. Director Asserts By JAMES FREE. William S Knudsen. director of the O. P M , asserted todpy that he had not been consulted by Fed eral Price Administrator Leon Henderson before the latter's recent i proposal that automobile production be cut 50 per cent, and he warned that “you can t chop it off suddenly, or you will have a lot of men walk ing the streets." He reminded reporters at his press conference that the O P. M.’s com modities section on the automobile industry will make the final decision on just how much automobile manu i facturing must be curtailed in order to shift raw materials and skilled workers into defense production. “Naturally we will consult with Opacs «Mr. Henderson's Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply)." he said. Suggested by Military. Asked if he knew what Mr Hen derson's order meant, the O P. M. I chief replied: “I don't know. Fm sure he had some dyn good reason.” Mr. Knudsen added that some weeks ago Army and Navy officials had suggested a 50 per cent cut in auto production to the O. P M . but that he had replied that such a step at this time would cause too much dislocation of the industry. Mr. Knudsen admitted that O. P. M. and Opacs have had “a little dispute regarding their respective priorities powers.” Both agencies have submitted suggested executive orders to the President, he said, and they now await White House action. At a press conference yesterday. President Roosevelt intimated that newspaper stories to the effect that (See PRODUCTION. Page A-3.P Summary of Today's Star I * Page. Page. Amusements, Radio B-16 j B-8 Serial Story A-17 j Comics B-16-17 Sootety_B-3 Editorial... A-10 Sports, Financial A-17 A-14-15-16 Lost, Found, B-12 Woman's Page. Obituary... A-12 B-10 I Foreign. Russian north army reported driven | back by Finns. Page A-3 National. Key West defense project workers set strike. Page A-4 House group may probe naval ship building progress. Page A-6 Washington and Vicinity. Retired real estate man struck by streetcar. 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Page B-S Kelly Expected To Take Police Helm October 1 Probers Reported Calling for Drastic Shake-up in Force A top-to-bottom shake-up in the Metropolitan Police Depart ment, including a law that will require all policemen to retire when they reach 65. will be sug gested to the Commissioners by the House subcommittee that conducted the police investiga tion, an authoritative source re vealed today. One effect of the age law will be the forced retirement of Maj Ernest W. Brown, chief of police, who al ready has passed the age limit. In his place will be appointed Inspector Edward J. Kelly, 59-year-old vet eran, the source said. The proposed law will specify that policemen be compelled to retire at 60, but will provide the Commis sioners with power to extend their services from year to year until they become 65. If approved, it is esti mated the law will be in effert within six weeks, four of which will be required to get the bill throtign Congress. The Star announced a month ago that Maj Brown planned to retire soon after he finished his term as president of the International Assn j elation of Police Chiefs, which end August 18 and a week ago thar In spector Kelly would succeed him. May Leave Post October 1. | The date on which Maj. Broun | will go out of office appears to b*' ; October 1. Questioned today in re gard to a report that he would va cate his post October 15, the chief | of police replied; ' They don t ;e tire policemen on the 15th, they retire them on the 1st.” Capt. Harvey G. Callahan, accorri j ing to the source, will be promoted to inspector and made assistant superintendent of police in charge of personnel. Some of the most drastic changes ! will come in the Detective Bureau, described by several witnesses at the subcommittee hearings as “the l weakest link” in the Police Depart 1 ment. Capt. Floyd Truscott. now in command of the 10th precinct, it wa^ ; expected, will be advanced to chief of j detectives with the title of inspector, j Capt. John H. Fowler of the 13th precinct and Lt. Robert Barrett of the third precinct, would be brought back to duty with the Detective Bu j reau to which they formerly were attached. Inspector William G. Stott, in charge of police equipment and property, would retire August 1 and be replaced by a man with the rank of sergeant. His inspectorship would be given to an officer yet to be named. • Would Abolish Traffic Inspector - It is understood there will be another recommendation to abolish the office of inspector in charge of traffic and transfer Inspector Arthur E Miller, who now' serves in that capacity, to another department, perhaps doing instruction work. Inspector James F. Beckett, it was said, will be removed from his present position as acting assistant chief, making way for Capt. Calla han's appointment. This change will not involve a demotion for In spector Beckett, who has served as I acting assistant only since In | spector L. I. H. Edwards went on ! sick leave several months ago, but : who never has received the pay of that office. No names will be included in the report to be submitted to the full District Committee Mondav. accord ing to present plans. The sub committee will meet at 10 a.m. to morrow to apply finishing touches to the summary of results from the recent investigation. The fpllowing suggestions also will be included, the source said: 1. Strengthening of the vagrancy and concealed weapon law's. 2. Creation of a so-called ''strong arm'' squad with roving authority to round up vagrants and hangers-on in poolrooms, taverns and other places in which such people loiter. Police Increase of 200. 3. Immediate increase of the po lice force by 200 members who will be assigned to beats. A conference will be sought by the subcommittee with a House Appropriations Sub committee in charge of the District appropriation bill in an effort to get funds for these appointments immediately. 4. Returns of the former police practice of assigning two men to ~ i See POLICE, Page XT) Airlines to Keep 12 Planes Destined for Britain Bs the Associated Press NEW YORK. July 23—Com mercial airline officials expressed satisfaction today over an unex pected turn in events permitting them to retain the second half of 24 transport planes scheduled for transfer to Britain by August 1. At the request of the United States Government, the air lines on July 7 withdrew 12 transport planes from service for delivery to Britain and were told that another 12 would be required August 1. The airlines already are under stood to have turned over 103 planes to Britain, and the prospect of transferring another dozen con fronted them with a possible cur tailment in service. Airline au thorities refused to say what had caused the change in plan. Meanwhile, the Army Air Corps ferry command, organized last month to pick up planes at fac tories and deliver them to Eastern airports for shipment to Britain, landed four bombers at the Naval Air Station at Floyd Bennett Field yesterday—the first delivery by the service.