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Fair, warmer tonight, lowest temperature slightly above freezing. Temperatures today—Highest. 54, a!t 3:20 p.m.; lowest, 25. at 6:40 am.; 52 at 4 pm. From the United State* Weather Bureau Report. Full Detail* on Pat* A-2. Closing N. Y. Markets—Soles, Page 18. NIGHT FINAL SPORTS (^> Meant Attoclatad Pratt. 90th YEAR. Xo. 35,687. WASHINGTON, D. C.t WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 1942-FORTY PAGES. THREE CENTS. SHIP AWASH OFF COAST, MAY BE TORPEDOED Nelson Warns He May Shake Up War Boards, If Necessary Says Heads Will Roll if Situation Warrants New Chief Tells Associates Task Demands Speed (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) ■J the Associated Press Donald M. Nelson, head of the new War Production Board, in formed the Army, Navy and Of fice of Production Management today that he is prepared to shake up the Nation’s entire de fense setup if necessary ‘‘to lick Hitler and the Japs.” ‘‘Any organizational changes that have to be made in order to do this job will be made,” Mr. Nelson de clared in a letter to William S. Knudsen. O, P. M. director general: Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson and Undersecretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal. First Official Act. The letter marked Mr. Nelson's first official act since his selection late yesterday by President Roose velt as the one-man head of the Nation's entire war production and procurement machinery. "We have just one job to do—to make enough war material to lick Hitler and the Japs, and to do it in the shortest time.” the brief said. "The present organization must and will evolve into the most effec tive possible instrument to do it. “Every one connected with pro duction and procurement, in all agencies of the Government, must carry on with the utmost devotion and energy.” Earlier Senators Connally. Demo crat. of Texas, and Wiley, Repub lican. of Wisconsin urged in the Sen ate that Mr. Nelson be given “com plete authority" over the Nation's machinery of production and supply. At the White House, Stephen Early, presidential secretary, said an executive order formally establish ing a War Production Board was in process of preparation but that its promulgation ■awaited word from Mr. Nelson on th* type of setup desired. Mr. Early indicated the order would be drafted to conform to Mr. Nel sons recommendations and wishes. Truman to suomii tteport. A report sharply critical of the © P. M. and of other factors in the national defense program will be sumbitted to the Senate tomor row by Chairman Truman of the Special Senate Committee Investi gating the Defense Program. The committee report criticizes the O. P. M. for failure to expedite war production and recommends drastic revision of the organization. The report declares against placing dollar-a-year men or those working without compensation in responsi ble Government positions when they have not severed their private business ties. This practice, the committee says. , should be abolishd. Reluctance on the part of automo bile manufacturers to convert their facilities to war production also is discussed in the report. It is empha sized in the report that automobile production figures were higher in 1941 than in 1940. while at the same time automobile producers were de livering very small amounts of de fense articles. Russians Seek to Buy Record Order of Linseed By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 14—Trade circles today reported that domestic crushers of linseed had received in quiry from Russian sources for a large supply of linseed oil. The amount sought was said to be approximately 22.400.000 pounds and to represent the largest deal on record. Russia would use the oil mainly In the manufacture of margarine, the reports said. Joe Louis Given First Taste of By the Associated Press. YAPHANK. N. Y.. Jan. 14—Joe Louis was inducted into the United States Army today as Pvt. J. Louis Barrow in a four-hour ceremony beginning with lunch and ending with k lecture on military courtesy and customs. The world heavyweight champion arrived with one of his managers. Julian Black, and Promoter Mike Jacobs shortly after 11:30 a m. and was taken in tow by Army officers and assigned to a company. After lunch he was fingerprinted, sworn in. given an intelligence test and lectures on morality and hygiene and military courtesy. Joe returns to New York tonight to appear on a radio program. To morrow he completes the so-called “processing” period, which includes having himself fitted with shoes, receiving his uniform and the first of his medical injections. After ward he will be given a personal interview to leam the branch of service for which he is best suited. A group of some 400 to 500 other selectees went through the induc tion with Joe. Col. Howard Bren izer, commander of Camp Upton, said Joe would spend his 13-week basic training period at the post. p Patent Office Removal Set January 31 Date Revealed As Senate Weighs Delaying Order BULLETIN. The Senate, on a roll call vote of 33 to 26, late today turned down the District com mittee's efforts to delay re moval of 12 Government agen cies from Washington pend ing further study of the wis dom of the moving plan. The vote came on a substitute proposal by Senator Danaher, Republican, of Connecticut, which merely requested post ponement and a report from the Budget Bureau. (Earlier Story on Page B-l.) The Patent Office will begin moving personnel and equipment to Richmond on January 31, Commissioner Conway P. Coe announced this afternoon as the Senate continued sharp debate over the proposed removal of 12 Government bureaus from Wash ington to make room for defense activities. The debate was marked by a charge of Chairman McCarran of the District Committee that pres sure is being put on some Govern ment agencies listed for removal to get their moving plans completed before the Senate considers the is sue. The Senate was debating a reso lution seeking to have that body go on record against the moving of any agency without the consent of Con gress and directing Budget Director Harold D. Smith to submit to the Senate all the information on which orders were given 12 agencies to go to five or six scattered cities. Danaher Offers Substitute. Senator Danaher. Republican, of Connecticut offered a modified reso lution. asking that the transfers be delayed pending a request to the Budget Bureau for more information on the subject. The Danaher substitute omitted the preamble of the original Mc Carran resolution, which sought to put the Senate on record as be lieving the removal orders had been issued without authority of law. The substitute, which won the support of a number of Senators who were : opposed to the original resolution, reads as follows: “Resolved, that it is the sense of »he Senate that the director of the budget, before taking any further steps toward removing any agency or office of the Government from the District- of Columbia, submit a report to the Senate giving full information as to the reasons for the issuance of any order of remov al, the statutory authority upon which it is based and the facts in j connection with each such agency ' (See DECENTRALIZATION, 2-X.' 25,000 Japs to Be Moved From Canada's Vital Areas By the Associated Press. OTTAWA, Jan. 14 —The govern ment announced today that all enemy aliens would be removed from the defense areas of British Colum bia, where there are some 25,060 Japanese. The only exception will be those holding police permits to remain. As a part of the same program all Japanese fishing operations off Canada's Pacific coast have been banned and the fishing fleet of 1,100 : vessels ordered immobilized pending negotiations for their transfer to Canadian operators. It was announced that a civilian corps of Canadian-born Japanese will be formed from those who have asked to be given a part in Canada's war effort. Late Races Earlier Results, Rossvan’s, Other Selections and Entries for To morrow, Page 2-X. Hialeah Park FIFTH RACE—Purse, * 1.500: the Ken dall: allowances: 4-year-olds and upward: 7 furlongs. Allesandro (Arcaro) 20.50 8.40 4.80 Aboyne (Meade) 3.00 3.30 Llanero (Prator) 11.20 Time. l:24?v Also ran—Yawl Homeward Bound. War Stone. Bryan Station. Market-wise. Waller. SIXTH RACE—Purse. *5.000 added: the Inaugural Handicap: 3-year-olds and up ward: 0 furlongs. De Kalb (James) ■ 13.30 7.00 0.00 The Chief (Stout) 11.20 0.70 Sheriff Culkin (Meade) 4.70 Time. 1:11*5. Also ran—Sweet Willow. Cherry Jam. Red Dock a Battle Colors, a Red Chip. Joe Schenck. W'se Niece, b Doubt Not. b Liberty Franc Johnnie J.. f Third Covey, f Zacatine. f Field. a Circle M Ranch enlry. b T. Christopher-J. U. Gratton entry. Fair Grounds FOURTH RACK—Purse. *000: allow ances: 3-year-olds: « furlongs. Texon Boy iDeering) 10.40 8 20 4.80 b Paircais (Pirlsc) 4.40 5.00 b Pairzetta (Brooka) » 5.00 Time. 1:14 Also ran—Valdina Advice. Louisville II. Jack O'Hana. Miss Lexington. Supersweep. Bright Honey. Mokablu. Dry Knight, b K. Murchison entry. FIFTH RACE—P*rse. *800: allowances; 4-year-olds and upward: 6 furlongs. Shaun O (Parise) 28.00 18.fin 8 80 Imperial Imp (Glidewell) 12.20 5.20 Yankee Dandy (Fisk) 2.80 Time. 1:13. Also ran—Us Wake Robin. Exarch. Frank * Boy, Kentown and Whipowill. A NEW CYCLE IN PRICE CONTROL?—Price Administrator Leon Henderson today inspect'd a new “Victory” typeuf bicycle designed at O P. M. instigation, but took a fancj, to an older, sturdier modeL He almost, but not quite, came a cropper when showing photographers his "Look, no hands!” technique (right). Soon he mastered the machine sufficiently to take for a ride a pretty blonde, Betty Barrett defti of( 2929 Connecticut avenue, an O. P. M. secretary. (Story on Page A-3.) —Star Staff Photos. Offensive Is Seen As Reinforcements Arrive in Burma More on Way, British Say; Impe ial Forces Man New Line in Malaya lEarlhr Story on Page A-2.) B» the As*‘dated Press. RANG(*ON, Burma. Jan. 14.— Land ar,l air reinforcements for the defejse of Burma have arrived ■ and mo*.* are on the way, it was announced tonight officially. The new reinforcements will serve in the fo ces of Lt. Gen. T. J. Hut ton. fomer chief of the general staff of (ndia, who was appointed last mor.h as British officer com manding in Burma. Antl-a>.*craft batteries for Ran goon anr other key points were re inforced and additional ground crews for air units were landed in Burmese airfields, some of them hid den in tie jungle close to the fron tier of apanese-held Thailand, a commun que said. Fresh British and Indian troops equippec for instant action were re garded a> a sign that Burma would become the base for an offensive against Japan's long and exposed western flank in Malaya. Authorities have been trying to combat Japanese radio propaganda trying *a scare the natives with stories ,oat Japanese planes "will bomb Rangoon to the ground” in the next three days and telling them to flee ivt least 15 miles from the city. British on Ntw Line On Mtlayan Front SINGAPORE, Jan. 14 UP).—Im 1 perial firces manned a new defense line sortewhere in Southern Malaya today an official notification dis | closed |hat British postal services ! now art operating only in Singapore : and Johore. The jeople of Singapore were so bered kv the realization that only ! about ole-fifth of the territory and about fne-fourth of the population of MaUya remain in British hands ! and th*t Johcre is the only one of the naiive states not occupied or pcnetra ed by the Japanese. In thjir withdrawal to the new position, the British reported leav ing wicespread destruction in the path of the Japanese push. Seattle Star Sold SEATTLE, Jan. 14 <>P).—'The sale of the Seattle Star to Howard Parish of Jacksonville, Fla., a former pub lisher rt the paper, and other as sociate; was announced today by E. W. Set pps, chairman of the board of the flcripps league of newspapers. Late News Bulletins Japs Plan to Seize Hostages in Manila The commander of the Japanese Army of Occupation in the Philippines warned residents of Manila today that 10 in fluential persons would be held as hostages in the event of any assault on a Japanese soldier. Gen. Douglas MacArthur notified the War Department of the proclamation, which would inflict the death penalty on any individual who attacks a Japanese soldier. La Guardia Wins Control of Civilian Defense Senate and House conferees agreed this afternoon on legislation to vest control of the civilian defense program in Mayor La Guardia of New York City and to give him $100, 000,000 for the work. House conferees abandoned their con tention that the program be administered by the War De partment and the Senate conferees agreed to the House imposed limitation of the appropriation. Little Industries to Get 1 % of All Materials Floyd Odium, director of the contract distribution di vision of O. P. M., told a House committee today he has drafted a plan to .allocate 1 per cent of all available raw materials in 1942 to help little industries maintain a living base. Fire Destroys Big Oil Warehouse CLAYMONT, Del. <&).—A fast-spreading fire, accompanied by two terrific explosions, this afternoon destroyed a large warehouse and part of the Delaware River terminus pier of the Texas Oil Co. Firemen from six nearby rural companies and about 200 oil workers brought the flames under control two hours after they were discovered. At least three men were burned or injured. Senate Votes Daylight-Saving Bill The Senate passed late today a compromise version of daylight-saving legislation and sent it to the House. The measure would provide an automatic advance of one hour in time in all sections of the country 20 days after the bill became law. Hill Case Goes to Jury Tomorrow The District Court jury hearing charges of perjury against. George Hill, secretary to Representative Fish of New York, recessed today after hearing closing arguments, and tomorrow will be given the case after being charged by Justice F. Dickinson Letts. (Earlier Stor> on Page A-l.) Healy Reported Quitting S. E. C. Robert E. Healy, only original member of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was reported today to have re signed from the commission. Mr. Healy declined to comment, but i,t was understood his resignation has already been sub mitted to the White House. St. Alban's Beats Baltimore Friends, 15 to 13 St. Alban's defeated Baltimore Friends School, 15 to 13, in a* basket ball game this afternoon at the St. Alban’s gym nasium. Earl Elliott was high scorer for St. Alban’s with 10 points. The score was 4 to 2 in favor of St. Alban’s at the half. Rooseyelt Defeats Devitt, 34 to 5 Roosevelt High School defeated Devitt Prep, 34 to 5, in a basket ball game this afternoon at Roosevelt gymnasium. The Rough Riders were led by Charlie Howard, George Robertson and Frank Redinger. Mayors Urge Defeat Of Price-Control Bill As Passed by Senate Hear Henderson Call Plan 'National Suicide'; Inflation Feared (Earlier Story on Page A-4.) Expressing grave fear that the Nation is headed for inflation, the United States Conference of May ors at its closing session this after noon instructed its president. Mayor La Guardia of New York, to back the administration and Price Ad ministrator Leon Henderson in ef forts to defeat the price-control bill in the form it passed in the Senate. Before taking action, the Mayors heard Mr. Henderson declare. "It's a case of national suicide if this thing comes!” He referred to the price-control bill as approved by the Senate. “I'm genuinely scared about this bill,” Mr. Henderson added. Mayor La Guardia explained to the delegates that while he had no authority to appear before the House and Senate Conference Committee considering price control, he was not stopped from communicating with members as to the views of the con ference. "Automatic Escalator* Mr. Henderson said that “as far as control of inflation is concerned, we will be worse off under the bill as passed by the Senate than we are today. My office now is operating under executive orders which have Tsee MAYORS PageY-X.7 Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, Jan. 14 uPV— Stocks mixed: steels soft, other leaders narrow. Bonds irregular; some rails hold early gains. Foreign exchange narrow; Cana dia dollar up. Cotton quiet: liquidation and hedging. Wool tops inactive. CHICAGO. — Wheat higher; short covering, mill buying. Corn unsettled; hedging sales. Cattle strong to.25 higher; good ship ping demand. Hogs, heavier hogs higher; lights weak; liberal i supply. GUIDE FOR READERS Page. Page. Amusements. Lost and A-16-17 Found A-3 Comics B-16-17 Radio-B-H Editorials - A-10 Serial Editorial Story-_B-8 Comment _A*11 Society — B-S Finance_A-l* j Sports -..A-13-15 Legal I Where to Go A-0 Notices ...B-15; Woman’s Obituary -..A-l* | Page -B-12 ?Complete Index, Page A-l.) New Auto Rationing Will Be Handled by Existing Tire Boards 0. P. A. Announces Classes Eligible to Purchase Cars (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) BJ the Associited Press. Automobile rationing, the Office of Price Administration revealed today, j will be undertaken along the lines i of the tire rationing program and be administered through the same local boards. Preliminary details of the car rationing program were disclosed after Price Administrator Leon Hen derson told the House Small Busi ness Committee that plans have been made to ration between 600,000 and 700.000 new automobiles already in stock. The O. P. A. said eligible buyers of rationed automobiles will include physicians, surgeons, visiting nurses, farm veterinarians, fire and police departments, other agencies engaged in law enforcement and protection of public health and safety, mail trucks and persons who had pur chased. as of January 2. new cars then in the hands of dealers. Certificates Necessary. All of these eligible buyers must obtain purchase certificates and O. P. A. said it was hoped that Government agencies Included in I the group would anticipate their i new^car needs for some months - ahead in order to move the cars off of dealers' floors as rapidly as pos sible. In addition to the eligibles thus far determined, O P. A. said. there <See" AUTOS," Page'2-X.) Nine Hurt in Explosion At Airplane Engine Plant 1 BT tht Associttfd Press. EAST HARTFORD. Conn., Jan. 14.—Nine persons were injured to day several seriously, in an explo sion at the Pratt & Whitney division of the United Aircraft Corp., manu facturers of engines for Army air planes The blast occurred, officials said, i classifying it as an “industrial acci dent,” apparently while welders , were installing a dust-collecting ! system for a machine used to spray ; molten aluminum on engine cylin 1 ders. They said that no sabotage was evident. Fire, which started almost imme diately, was put out by automatic sprinklers and company firemen. Two departments in the area adjacent to the blast scene were temporarily put out of commission due to short circuits in the power 1 system. 9 Sub Warning 1 Given Shipping \ Along Seaboard1 1 Crew in Lifeboats Off Rhode Island; Rescue Boats Out * < By CLAUDE A. MAHONEY. The submarine menace on the At- ^ lantic Coast is becoming increas- ' ingly serious and an unidentified tanker is awash off the Block Island, ^ presumably a U-boat victim, a Navy ' spokesman said late today . Coastal commerce has been ^ warned to be on the lookout for the preying submarines all up and down the Eastern Coast. The unidentified , tanker was seen from a Navy patrol plane and was said to be pajtly sub merged with 10 or 20 feet of her l structure above water. Members of the crew were observed nearby in _ life boats. The location was described as be ing about 60 miles south of Block Island, which would put it some- ^ where off the Rhode Island Coast, j well east of the tip of Long Island. Rescue Craft on Way. ^ Patrol boats and rescue craft J raced to the floundering tanker from the Navy submarine base at ^ New London, Conn. It was pre- . sumed that, since the lifeboats were seen to be occupied, the crew could » be rescued safely. Although a def- . inite location was not given any more definitely than the ‘'60 miles ■* south of Block Island,” the Navy . spokesman advised press associa tion representatives to watch the > vicinity of Providence. R. I. , Asked to sav how general the submarine menace was, the spokes- c, man said that it was "pretty well , up and, down the East Coast." The close-in activity of the sub- v, marine was taken by some observers to mean that the Axis had decided on new tactics, which meant dodg- v, ing United States ships in mid Atlantic and the sneaking in to points near the shore for surprise , attacks. Patrols Always on Duty. • While naval security would not „ permit giving details of the pro tective measures that were .being • taken, it is known that the patrols „ are being maintained continuously all tip and down the coast, both by sea and by air. s On January 9 the Navy an nounced in a communique that it had investigated a report that an enemy submarine was operating in New England waters. The area had been searched without tangible re- ^ suits, that communique said, and ^ added that otherwise Atlantic op erations had been without incident. Since the outbreak of the war a ^ Japanese submarine has been bombed and sunk by Army planes off the west coast. * Court-Martial Ordered For Col. Muhlenberg By the Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio, Jan. 14 —Evi dence gathered during an investiga tion of public addresses of Col. H. C. Kress Muhlenberg, retiring 5th ^ Corps Area air officer, has been or dered submitted to an Army court martial at Fort Hayes, officers at the^ post announced today. Date of the trial and personnel of the court have not been determined. Col. Muhlenberg has been con-' fined to his quarters at home since December 19. a day after an address to the Curtiss-Wright Flying Club'" in which he criticised the American people for adopting a policy of send ing military equipment to other ’ powers. The officer, who was to have been retired next month, formerly was' commandant at Hickam Field, Hon olulu. an objective in Japan's sur prise attack. December 7. Air Raids on Britain Kill 34 in December By the Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 14—Only 34 ci vilians were killed by air raids on , Britain during December, the Min istry of Home Securty announced i today. 4 This figure compared with the toll of 3,793 civilians killed and an addi ! tional 5.044 injured and hospitalized " as the result of air raids in Decem ber, 1940 •4 Auto Stamps Made Wrong; Sale Delayed Sale of the new automobile tax stamps in the District and other" parts of the country, scheduled originally for tomorrow, suddenly,, was postponed today until January 27 when it was found that the stamps were gummed on the wrong ^ side. Indications are that the sale may be postponed still further, sincev the Treasury Department found at the last moment that about half the States have laws prohibiting, such windshield attachments re gardless of which side they are on. The first stamps issued had glue on their backs, which meant they, would have to be stuck on the out side of windshields to be seen. This,, it was decided, would result in their quick dislodgement and loss. Now the Treasury’s Bureau of In ternal Revenue has directed the Bu reau of Engraving and Printing to print new stamps with glue on the, faces so they can be placed on the Inside of windshields. The Treasury also Is busy feeling out States with laws prohibiting such stickers to see how the stamps will be received.