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Fair, somewhat colder, lowest tonight slightly below freezing. Temperatures today—Highest, 53, at 4 p.m.; low est, 37, at 8:30 a.m. From tha United States Weatber Bureau Report. Full Detaila on Palo A-2. Closing N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 18. NIGHT FINAL SPORTS <A>) Means Assectatsd Pratt. 90th YEAR. No. 35,688. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 1942—FIFTY PAGES. THREE CENTS. SHIP ATTACKED 75 MILES FROM NEW YORK; i V • * Hill, Guilty on Two Perjury Counts, Faces 20-Year Term Liberty on Bond Pending Appeal Is Denied Sentence Expected Tomorrow or Week From Tomorrow George Hill, second secretary to Representative Fish of New York, was convicted this after noon on both counts of a perjury indictment returned against him by a grand jury which was in vestigating Nazi activities in the United States. A District Court Jury gave its verdict after de liberating less than an hour. A maximum sentence of 20 years— 10 on each count—may be given by Justice F. Dickinson Letts. Court officials indicated sentence may be pronounced either tomorrow or a week from tomorrow Defense Attorney John J. O'Con nor indicated he would appeal. While awaiting the verdict, Mr. Hill had told a reporter that a quick verdict would, he believed, hold him guilty. He said he'hoped the jury would stay out a long time, because that would indicate it was "hung.” Jury Spends Haur at Lunch. The jury’s decision was quicker than the elapsed time indicated, i GEORGE HILL. Jurors left the trial room at 12:47 p.m.. and spent about an hour lunching. At 2:25 p.m. they rang and declared they were ready with their decision, but it was 17 minutes before lawyers could be summoned and the courtroom cleared of an other case. The jury foreman, David J. Guy, 65. listed on court records as as sistant manager of the Chamber “ of Commerce, spoke the word “guilty” when asked the verdict on each count. The first charged that Mr. Hill lied when he told the grand jury he did not order certain mailbags placed in a storeroom assigned to Representative Fish. The second count claimed Mr. Hill perjured himself when he denied knowing George Sylvester Viereck, registered German agent. The crime of which Mr. Fish's secretary was convicted carries a ' (See HlLLTPage 2-X.) j I Nazi U-Boat Yards Fired By Heavy British Raids (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) By the Auoelated Press. LONDON. Jan. 15.—The big Bloehm and Voss shipyards at Ham-1 burg, which turn out submarines and other craft for the German Navy, were bombed heavily and methodically last night in an R. A. TJ raid which left the yards and docks ablaze, the Air Ministry news service reported tonight. / Returning flyers said fires started Iby their bombs flared up with “ex ■ plosive violence” and could be seen lfor 20 minutes after the British < planes turned back toward their \bases. I The news service also reported tRAt a drydock and two floating draks and a destroyer and subma rine in them were damaged in an atta\k on Hamburg in October. Errfvjen and other ports of North wester* Germany also were bombed In widespread attacks. GUIDE FOR READERS 1 Page., Amusements, B-6-7 Comics - C-6-7 Editorial .. A-l# Editorial Comment - A-U Finance A-18 Legal Notices, C-5 Lost and i Pound_A-3 I Page. Obituary ...A-12 Radio _C-6 Serial Story A-16 Society B-3 j Sports _C-l-3 i Where to Go _A-15 Woman's Pages B-16-17 tComplete Index, Page A-Lr ft Welles Calls on Americas to Bar All Axis Agents Urges Common Front; Neutrality No Longer Possible, He Warns (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) By the Associated Press. RIO DE JANEIRO. Jan. 15.— Sumner Welles, United States Undersecretary of State, today urged the non-belligerent West ern Hemisphere nations to cast aside ‘‘the shibboleth of classic neutrality” and unite in a com mon front against the Axis ag gressors seeking ‘‘to conquer the entire world.” While avoiding a direct request for severance of diplomatic relations, Mr. Welles stressed the necessity for banishment of all Axis agents from the Americas in an address to the Conference of American Foreign Ministers gathered here to consider problems of hemisphere defense. Vargas Pledges Aid. Brazilian Foreign Minister Os waldo Aranha opened the confer ence. and President Getulio Vargas of Brazil declared in the opening speech that his nation was deter mined to "defend their own terri tory inch bv inch against any incur sions and not to permit their land or sea to be used as a point of ad vantage for aggression against sister nations.” Replying to Vargas. Foreign Min-1 Is ter Juan Bautista Rossetti of Chile ! called on the delegates to “use all our faith and enthusiasm” to make the hemisphere “one and indivisible in the defense • * • of her unalien able right to decide her destiny for herself.” No Real Neutrality, Welle* Say*. Mr. Welles said, “There can no longer be any real neutrality as be tween the powers of evil and the forces that are struggling to pre serve the rights and the inde pendence of free peoples.” “It is far better for any people to strive gloriously to safeguard its in dependence: it is far better for any people to die, if need be, in the bat tle to save its liberties, than by cling ing to the tattered Action of an il lusory neutrality, succeeding only by so doing in committing suicide.” Not Necessarily War. Mr. Welles' declaration came as Argentina was reported to be the only nation that would not join a “solid front” rupture of diplomatic relations with Germany, Japan and Italy. Argentina reportedly wants to retain its policy of considering the United States a “non-belligerent.” United action against aggression does not imply necessarily, Mr. Welles explained, the actual engage ment in war of all American re publics. It does imply, however, the driving from the Western Hemis phere of Axis agents, still enjoying immunity under the cloak of diplo matic activity, and adoption of measures to "prevent all business, Anancial and trade transactions be tween the Western Hemisphere and the aggressor states.” “The continued presence of these Axis agents within the Western Hemisphere.” he declared, “con stitutes a direct danger to the na tional defense of the republics en gaged in war. Financial Aid Offered. "There 1s not a Japanese nor a German consul, nor a consul of Hit ler satellite countries in the New World at this moment who is not reporting to his superiors every time a ship leaves the ports of the country where he is stationed, for ~ (See-WELLEST Page~2-X.) Nurse Is Found Dead In Gas-Filled Room Miss Maud C. Jordan, 43, a regis tered nurse, was found dead this afternoon in her gas-filled apart ment at 644 Massachusetts avenue N.E., police reported. A note, ad dressed to a sister, Mrs. Charles M. Scott of Cleveland, was discovered near the body. Deputy Coroner Christopher J. Murphy issued a certificate of sui cide. He said Miss Jordan probably had been dead about 24 hours. Police said neighbors told of smelling gas in the building last night, but did not investigate. Miss Jordan, once a nurse at Providence Hospital, had been in ill health for some time, according to police. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK. Jan. 15 UP).— Stocks irregular; price changes narrow. Bonds uneven; some specialties improve. Foreign ex change quiet: generally un changed. Cotton higher; com mission house and trade buying. Wool tops steady; trade and spot house buying. CHICAGO: About steady; hedging checks advance. Corn about steady; hedging sales. m JAP SHIP OF TYPE SUNK BY UNITED STATES SUBMARINE —The Kavy announced today that a 17.000-ton Japanese mer chant 1 ner had been sunk by a United States submarine. The ship is reported to be of the class of the Yawata Maru (above), owned and operated by the N. Y. K. Lines and probably con vertible into an aircraft carrier. —A. P. Wirephoto. _ Congress Conferees Fail to Reach Accord On Price Measure | Reported Agreed on Broad Purposes, but Not on Major Differences ' (Earlie- Story on Page B-12.) Bl the Asec.teied Prcu A Ser.ate-House conference j ! committee reported general j agreement today on broad pur ! poses ot wartime price-control | legislation, but failed to settle any of tbe major differences be tween the two branches of Con gress ov«r the measure. Senatoi Brown. Democrat, of Michigan after the initial session of an h<ur and a half, said the joint concessional group was read ing through the Senate bill, which drew sharp criticism from President Roosevelt because of farm price ex ceptions. The committee, Senator Brown ssid, was for the present skipping >ver “all controversial sec tions.” Head o' the six Senate conferees * meeting with five House members in I the attenpt. to iron out differences. Senator Jrown said the group would meet again later today but prob i ably wou’d not try to adjust dis putes over the farm sections, licens ing of business, or administrative procedure until later sessions. Senatoi Glass, Democrat, of Vir ginia. flrjt to leave the closed door session, said the Senate and House spokesmen still "are a thousand miles aptrt.'1 Says Prsoner Had Sketches By tbe Asnciated Press. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15.—The F. B. I. tnnounced today that me ticulous iketches of gun relay and fire cont ol wiring on Mare Island Navy vessels had been found in the possession of Hilbert Sylvester Coz, 53. an electrician. Late Races Earlier Results. Rossvsn'i, Other Select!'n* and Entries lor To morrow Page t-X. Hialech Park FIFTH RACE—Purse. *1.500; allow ances; 4--ear-olds and upward: 7 fur lonts. Saguenay I (Mehrtens) 51.00 11.10 5.00 High One iBodiou) 3.30 2.70 Alaklnt (Skelly) 3.70 Time. 1 24A». Also rai—Minet-Mo, Choppy Sea and Army 8on(. SIXTH RACE—Piyse. $1,500: allow ances; 4-ear-olds and upward: 7 fur longs. He Rolls McCreary) 28.30 8 30 3 «0 Riding Ll-hl (Schmidl) 4.10 2.80 Get Off Oay> 3.50 Time. 7:25*3. Also ran—Sianator. Volitant. Arettlno. SEVENTH RACE—Purse. $1,200; claim ing: 4-yeir-olds and upward: l'a miles. Hereshecones (Smith) 23.00 10.30 O.Oo Nilon IBrntUei 0 80 5.20 Lady Inftiite (Strickler) 3.70 Time 1 53. Also rsn—Parfalt Amour. All Even, Placer Ini. Bunny Baby. Colorado Ore, Easy Task Jlmson Belle and Iron Bar. Fair Grounds THIRD RACE—Purse $600: claiming: maiden 4-rear-olds and upward: 1i’« miles. Sammy Elegant (Cia’kt 10.20 4.20 2.40 iWinged Ptaxifb (Guerin) 2.80 2.20 Ladislas Barber) 3.00 Time. :40*t. Also r*i—Lady Memphis, f Dotwill. Bob Hi. Delivry. Memo Pad. Belmar Haste, I Air G . ; Physic Play, Moutona Boy. f Field. POURTI RACE—Purse, $600: claiming: 4-year-olus and upward; 6 furlongs. Linger Oi (George) T.00 4.80 4.00 fPunchdnnk iMcCon 10.20 S.00 Hada Ste iShelhamer) 4.40 Time i:(*s Also ns—Mlsmark. Southern Jane. Narghileb Budron. f Markee. Behave, f 8term T»sed. Sir Larkmead. C. C. Cur tiasT l Fi ld. — FIFTH RACE—Purse. $600; claiming: 4-year-Olcs and upward: IVe miles, fair Flay* (Ouerin) 64.80 S.00 16.40 Rhaygram (George) 9.20 *.00 Tannic Sid (Haber) 11.40 Time. : 54«,. Also rmi—I Pennaburg. f Warring Witch, f Neddie's Here. City Jtgge. Plllorlad. New ark, Bate Turntable. Tendell g. f Field. Late News Bulletins Chinese Report New Offensive Begun LONDON The Chungking radio said tonight that a new Chinese offensive had been started west of Canton, South China, and now is in full swing. x (Earlier Story on Page A-3.) Nazis Report New Jap Gains in Malaya BERLIN (Official Broadcast i Japanese troops in Malaya have reached the town of Malacca, on the wwt coast, and have put it behind their advanced forces, the Oerman radio said today, quoting Japanese Army headquarters. (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) Alcohol Bill Goes to White House Legislation relaxing alcohol production regulations to permit distilleries more easily to convert part of their pro duction to industrial alcohol for war use waa passed by the Senate late today and sent to the White House.' House Completes'Action on Housing Bill The House completed congressional action today on a bill to authorize a $300,000,000 appropriation for defense housing and a $150,000,000 fund for community facilities. War Department on 6-Day, 48-Hour Week Beginning Saturday the entire personnel of the War De partment, including field workers, will go on a six-day, 48-hour week for the duration of the war, in compliance with an order today by Secretary Stimson. Deat Accuses Vichy Regime Of Counting on Allied Victory B7 the Associated Press. VICHY, Jan. 15 —Continuing his press campaign against the Petain government, Marcel Deat wrote today in an editorial in L’Oeuvre, leading Paris collaborationist news paper, that Vichy “hopes for and counts on Anglo-Saxon victory.” “The government is playing a comedy. There are outward gestures which fail to conform to innermost intentions. It may be officially col laborationist, but it remains under stood that its real hopes are of another sort,” the Rightist editor declared. “It salutes the occupying power (Germany) politely, but it hopes for and counts on Anglo-Saxon victory." In his article, under a caption “The Ache Comes Prom the Head,” Deat wrote: "The high administration at pres ent is rotten with De Gaullism and fermenting with virtual treason. The only thing lacking is the op portunity to start action.” He declared the hardiest op ponents of collaboration at Vichy "underhandedly encouraged in high places, systematically propagate Anglomania and Americanophile watchwords.” Ural Bark in Paris. BERLIN, Jan. 15 (Official Broad cast) (4*).—Pierre Laval, one-time Premier of France, has returned from his country home at Chateldon, near Vichy, to Paris and already has received numerous visitors, accord ing to a German dispatch from Paris. The return to Paris of Laval, strong advocate of French collab oration with Germany and Marshal Petain’s chief aide until he was ousted from the Vichy regime in December. 1940,, may herald impor tant developments in French-Ger I man relations. New Fifth Column Peril Seen By Dies as Inquiry Reopens By the Associated Press. Representative Dies. Democrat, of Texas told the House today the Na tion was not on the alert against "foes that are within our borders,” and said some defense workers be lieved themselves available for a “revolutionary change in our form of government” in a crisis. The Texan reported that his com mittee, investigating un-American activities, opened closed hearings today “on those pro-Nazi organ izations which constitute a danger ous fifth column in our midst.” Asserting that his intent was “not to embarrass but to aid the admin istration,” Chairman Dies also re peated his charge that Communists and persons with Communistic con nections ware holding down Gov ernment jobs. He singled out for criticism sev eral employes of the Office of Price Administration and said the “house cleaning” in that agency had not been completed. In a long floor speech, Mr. Dies said: 1. That Leon Henderson, price administrator, once was a member of “the Committee on Technocracy’’ and was associated with “one of the craziest economic propositions efer hatched.” 2. That the Civil Service Com mission had recommended dismissal of “Robert A. Brady and Mildred Edie Brady” who, he said, were among O. P. A. workers with Com munist views and connections.” 3. The O. P. A. senior business specialist was Harold Loeb, who wrote books "which veered emphat ically to the crackpot side.” 4. Malcolm Cowley, who for 10 years "was one of the most %rdent Communist intellectuals in this country,” had been employed as chief information analyst in the Office of Facts and Figures. The Dies committee today was concerned with an inquiry into the National Workers' League of Detroit. if Hershey Says Army Must Draw on Men Registering Feb. 16 Draft Will Be Necessary To Achieve Expanded Force of 3,600,000 (Earlier Story on Page A-1J Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, Selective Service director, said today It would be necessary to draw from the 9.000,000 men be tween 20 and 44. inclusive, who will register February 16, to achieve the 1942 Army strength of 3,600,000 announced earlier in the day by Secretary of War Stimson. Gen. Hershey told a press con ference that the additional 1.900,000 men to be sought by the end of this calendar year—present Army strength is around 1.700.000—could be raised from present registrants, but added: “I don't think that would be public policy." Estimating that 1.000,000 of the additional men could be provided from present registrants already classified in 1-A, Gen. Hershey said he believed another 1,200.000 could be raised from the 2.000,000 men to register February 16 in the 21 to 21‘j year bracket and another 400, 000 from older February 16 regis trants. of whom there are to be about 7.000,006. These estimates total 2.600,000. and are large enough to provide a reserve, Gen. Hershey said. He added that because of dependents, trade skills and physical defects he doubted that many men in their late 30s and 40s would be called. Gen. Hershey announced there would be a re-examination of all ex isting deferments and that 100.000 to 150,000 men might be picked up from present registrants by lowering physical standards, particularly as they relate to teeth. He said he hoped to maintain existing require ments for dependency deferments until it was absolutely necessary to change them to get more men. Wenner-Gren Asks U. S. To Explain Blacklisting (Earlier Story on Page A-9.) B5 the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 15—Axel Wenner-Gren, Swedish multi-mil lionaire industrialist who has been blacklisted by the United States State Department, asked today in a statement that the Washington Government either make public the grounds for its decision or else “clear my name of what is a cruel and unfounded charge.” Wenner-Gren's name was included in a list of 1.800 issued by the State Department last night, all of whom are considered by United States au thorities to be acting for the benefit of Axis powers or exporting goods deemed detrimental to United States defense. Their assets were frozen. Returning to Mexico telty today from a trip to Vera Cruz, Wenner Gren said: “I want to '.gx simply and directly that a serloff mistake has been made by the State Department and that I am confident that a public examineWion of the evidence or. which the State Department acted in my case will quickly clarify the error. It will also reveal that I am. in fact, as I always have been, a friend of the United States and British Governments and peoples.” Wenner-Gren’s palatial yacht, the Southern Cross, is at Vera Cruz. One of his associates said he had offered it to the United States along with an airplane and his laboratories m the United States. Assault Takes Place In Sight of Shore; Plane Drops Food (Earlier Tanker Story on Page A-1J By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 15.—Enemy warships for the second time in two days struck at commercial shipping in New York waters when a tanker was attacked today within sight of watchers on the south shore of Long Island. The Coast Guard at Quogue, Long Island, said survivors were 1 being brought in and that some had landed by midafternoon. A Coast Guard plane had dropped food and whisky to about 10 sur- , vivors seen in a lifeboat and on a raft. The name of the ship was not immediately learned. Details of the attack, about 19 miles south of Southampton, also were lacking. U. S. Sub Sinks Big Jap Ship of Carrier Type Liner Believed One Of Three Designed For Naval Use The Navy announced today the sinking by one of its submarines of a 17,000-ton Japanese mer-! chant liner similar to a type designed for conversion as an aircraft carrier. The vessel was described as of the Yawata class, which for merly was operated by the Japa ’ nese Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line between Japan and the West i Coast. No location of the sink ing was given. No official information was given on the sinking of the Japanese liner, but it was learned that three ships of the Yawata class were built for operation by the N. Y. K. line for merchant and cargo service and that all were designed for conver- j sion into aircraft carriers. So far : as is known definitely, only one of I these vessels has been converted and apparently it was undetermined whether the sinking announced to day involved that one. The three ships are called the1 Three Graces of the N. Y. K. and are among the finest and newest of the Japanese merchant fleet. Their names are Yawata Maru. Nitta Maru and Kasuga Maru. The first two were constructed in 1939 and the Kasuga was under construction last year and may have been the one converted into an aircraft car rier. The ships have a passenger capacity of 300 each and a listed speed of 22 knots, although they are believed to have a speed of 22 or 23 knots. One of this class established a new speed record from Yokohama to San i Francisco on a voyage last year. I They are 557 feet long and have a 74-foot beam. Toll Now 11 Jap Ships. Sinking of the liner raised to 11 the total of enemy vessels sent to the bottom by American submarine j action in the Far East. The 10 I vessels previously reported sunk by j American undersea craft were five I transports, three cargo vessels, a supply vessel and a minesweeper. Three other Japanese ships—a de stroyer, a transport and a seaplane tender—have been reported "prob ably lost” by submarine action. A Navy spokesman said the ves sels were built at the great Mitsu bishi shipyards and were fitted with every modern device, including direction finders, gyro compasses and echo-landing devices. The Navy spokesman who said it was possible that the now-sunk liner ; had been converted into an aircraft carrier said it also was considered possible that it might have been in ' service as a transport. Big 240-MM. Howitzer Starts Trip to Aberdeen B* thi Associated Press. MILWAUKEE, Jan. 15.—A 240 millimeter howitzer, one of the largest pieces of mobile artillery ever built in this country, was rolled out of a factory ' oday and started on its way to the Aberdeen <Md.) Army Proving Ground. The gun, which has a 27-foot barrel, was guarded by armed •oldlfers. A convoy of three 10-ton moving trucks, a self-propelling crgpe and eight other vehicles, ac companied it. Count Ciano Arrives In Budapest for Visit Br the Associated Press. BUDAPEST. Jan. 15 (Offlcial Ital ian Radio)—Italian Foreign Minis ter Count Galeazzo Ciano arrived here this morning for an offlcial ylsit at the invitation of the Hun garian Premier, Laszlo de Bardossy. The Premier and several other of ficials. including representatives of the three-power pact signatories, welcomed Count Ciano at the sta tion. Reports from Hamoton Bays, Long Island, about 75 miles from New , York City, said onlookers from shore had seen the tanker during or im mediately after the attack, presum- > gbly made by a submarine. Second Attack in 32 Hours. It was learned that the attack oc- , curred about 9:30 am, 32 hours aftea a submarine rose to the surface and thrice torpedoed the Panamanian , tanker Norness about 50 miles from 1 the scene of today's attack. The area swarmed with activity > as measures were taken to destroy the craft that came within sight of land to make Its attack. s The duty officer at the Quogue Coast Guard station said survivors were being brought to Shinnecocks Inlet, which links the Atlantic Ocean with Shinnecock Bay. It was not known at once what" . vessels made the rescues. Observers said the vessel was still afloat and that an oil slick more than five miles long could be seen. Says No Survivors Brought In. Police Chief John H Sutter of Hampton Bays said late in the aft ernoon he had been notified by tha i Coast Guard that one of their pa trol planes sighted a tanker in dis tress 23 miles off Shinnecock Inlet | and that fast cutters dispatched at once from the Tiana Coast Guard station had searched the area but returned without finding any sur | vivors. The report from the patrol plane, Chief Sutter said, was that 10 men ! had been sighted in a life boat and ; 4 on a raft. He added that Guards- v ! men who made the trip in the cut 1 ters called the sea "very rough." At 4:45 p.m„ an hour and a halfs I after the news broke. Rear Admiral Adolphus Andrews, commandant of ; the 3d Naval District, said through ' | a press officer that the Navy would have no Immediate comment on the attack. 4 Tankers are difficult to sink with torpedoes because they are divided Into many compartments.v Some have been known to sail 1,600 miles after being struck with two and three torpedoes. 4 Driver Injured as Train * Hits Truck in Branchviile . (Earlier Traffic Story on Pare A-6.1 Melvin A. Grim, 22. of Linthicum Heights, Md., narrowly escaped death in Branchviile, Md., this morning when the truck he was driving was struck by the Baltimore & Ohio's National Limited, en route from Washington to JJew York. Police said the train hit the truck ' just behind the cab, lifting the dump part of the vehicle off the chassis and hurling it about 80 feet. The chassis, knocked to one side of the track, was virtually destroyed, ac cording to police. The cab of the truck was crushed by the impact. Mr. Grim was removed from the truck, unconscious, and taken to ‘ Casualty Hospital by the Branch viile Rescue Squad. Hospital aids said he was suffering from head ' injuries and body abrasions. The truck, owned, according to police, by William A. Harding of. Lansdowne. was carrying gravel for A. H. Smith of Riverdale. Gravel was strewn 100 yards from the scene. of the accident, according to wit-' nesses. The front of the diesel powered locomotive was dented. An unidentified colored man wask killed and two other men injured 1 late this afternoon in a head-on collision between two trucks on1' Central avenue near Halls Comer, Md. The man killed was driving one of the*truck£ * Gerald Costly, 34, colored. 1900 Savannah place S.E., who was rid ing in the truck with the driverv who was killed, was brought to Casualty Hospital in serious con dition. * Two Soldiers Killed; « 3 Hurt in Auto Wreck BT the Auociftted Pres*. 1 HENDERSON, Ky., Jan. 15 —Two Port Knox soldiers were killed today and three others were injured, one' critically, when their automobile plunged from Highway 60, 12 miles south of here. Pvt. Loren Brewer, Charleston, Mo., was killed outright and Sergt. Joe Eddington, 22. Palmer, Mo„ died' several hours later in a hospital here.' • The Injured were: v Pvt. James Brown. 19, New Madrid, Mo.; Sergt. Arthur Hornsby. Florida, and Pvt. Glenn Bard of Ohio. « The condition of Sergt. Hornsby was said to be critical.