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Light rain and snow mixed, ending early to night; somewhat colder. Temperatures today— Highest, 39, at 12:45 p.m.; lowest, 35, at 6:50 ajn.; 38 at 4 p.m. Prom the United Btatea Weather Bureau Report. Pull Dctalli on Pace A-2. ■ I Closing N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 18. NIGHT FINAL SPORTS <A>) Means Associated Press. 90th YEAR. No. 35,701. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1942-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. THREE CENTS. LINER SUNK OFF COAST; 5 DIE, 245 MISSING Late News Bulletins Agency to Go to New York, Not Chicago The Employes’ Compensation Commission will be moved to New York instead of Chicago, where it originally was scheduled to go under the decentralization program, the Budget Bureau announced this afternoon. 1116 move will be made shortly after February 15. Employes directly con cerned with workmen’s compensation in the District will not be shifted. Nazis Ready to'Welcome' A. E. F. BERLIN (German Broadcast* UP).—A Berlin broadcast gaid today that any American soldiers who reached Northern Ireland ‘‘raring for action" against the Reich could be assured that a "hearty welcome" awaited them on the continent. Americans in Hong Kong Reported Safe All American nationals caught in Hong Kong when that city was taken by the Japanese were reported by the State Department today to be safe and well. Georgetown Prep Beats Devitt, 38-22 Georgetown Prep defeated Devitt, 38-22, in their basket ball game at Garrett Park today. Individual scoring honors went to Nino Briscuso, who scored 12 points for the losers. Senate Passes Army Supply Bill The Senate late today passed the $12,500,000,000 Army supplemental appropriation bill, designed mainly to provide for construction of 33,000 warplanes. The measure now goes to the White House. \ War Powers Measure, With Free Mail for Troops, Passes Senate Agencies Given Fourteen Grants of Authority To Aid Effectiveness The Senate late today passed and sent to the House the second war powers bill, with a last-minute amendment giving all members of the armed force* the right of free postage. The bill contains 14 specific grants of new authority to enable various Government agencies to prosecute the war more successfully. Including penalties for violations of priorities, the right to take over machine tools in a faetory not work ing on defense, and permission for the Federal Reserve Banks to buy Government bonds directly, instead ©f on the open market, to help finance the war. Several Senators expressed fear the Federal Reserve feature might lead to Inflation, but the Senate re jected an amendment by Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, to limit such bond purchases by the Federal Reserve Banks to 30-day notes and to $2,000,000,000 at any one time. The free postage for all soldiers, aailors and marines was adopted on two separate roll calls, the first time 74 to 3 and again 53 to 26. On motion of Senator Wheeler of Montana the Interstate Commerce Commission was given the same wartime powers to regulate the movement of water borne commerce It exercises over railroads. The pending bill already gave it -(See WAR POWERS. Page 2-X.) Ball Players Traded NEWARK. N. J.. Jan. 28 UP).—'The Newark International League base ball club announced today the trade of Veteran Outfielder Leo Nonne kamp. who hit .303 last season, to Kansas City of the American Asso ciation for Arthur (Bud) Metheny. _ Tokio Threatens Bolivian Blockade For Axis Break By the Associated Press. LA PAZ. Bolivia. Jan. 28—In formed sources said today that Fuyitaro Irie. Japanese Charge D'Affaires. had delivered a note to the Bolivian foreign office hinting that Japan might blockade the South American coast and halt Bolivia's overseas trade if she : severed relations with the Axis. A little later Bolivia announced ; she had broken off relations with ! the Axis. It was said that the note of the Japanese Charge D'Affaires claimed that Japan soon would dominate the Pacific and declared that Tokio would not be disposed to heed any tardy appeals. Cox, Seeking F.C.C. Probe, Says Fly Runs 'liestapo' BT tbc Attociated Press. Accusing Chairman James Law rence Fly of the Federal Communi cations Commission of maintaining “an active and ambitious gestapo,” Representative Cox, Democrat, of Georgia, proposed on the House floor today that Congress investigate the P. c. c. Mr. Cox said he would offer legis lation for the inquiry as soon as possible. "Mr. Fly * * * is using a good law to a bad end." the Georgian de dared. "He is guiltv'of a monstrous abuse of power and is rapidly be coming the most dangerous man in the Government. He maintains an active and ambitious gestapo and is putting shackles on the freedom of thought, press and speech, without restraint.” Mr. Cox asserted that "in the pre tended regulation of the broad casters, which need regulating,” Mr. Fly was “breaking down those free doms which guard all others” and “is taking advantage of the stress of the moment to federalize all means of communications.” Ulster Legislator Would Like To Throw U. S. Troops Out' (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) St *he As«oeiated Press BELFAST, Jan. 28.—Patrick Max well, nationalist member of the Northern Ireland Parliament, de clared <in an Interview today that “there is nothing we can do physi cally to throw the American troops out of Northern Ireland, or we would do so. So far as we are concerned," he added, “it is the same thing as the landing of the Germans in Nor way." Maxwell, who represents the Foyle division of Londonderry, said he was •'wholeheartedly” in sympathy with Premier Eamon De Valera of Eire, who has protested the United States troop landing across the border from Eire. “We consider the landings an ag gression against the Irish nation. The closest analogy would be if the Japanese were to land In Occupied France to help the Germans." Senator Simmons. 75-year-old mayor of Londonderry, presented the opposite view when he said he was going to get up from his sick bed to welcome Amercian officers in his mayoral chambers tomorrow. He said he was taking this action in re ply to De Valera's “impudent pro test” which, coming from a neutral 1 source, "could not be tolerated and 1 is utterly in bad taste." Churchill Sought A. E. f. On Washington Visit LONDON, Jan. 28 iff).—Winston Churchill put forward his case for sending American troops to North | ern Ireland on his recent visit to j the United States, and when he fin j ished President Roosevelt said. “We ! will send the troops." Lord Beaver i brook, minister of supply, declared ; in a radio broadcast today. "If we went to Moscow to give.” ! he said, “we went to Washington to ! ; get, and getting always is more diffl 1 cult than giving.” Lord Beaverbrook said Britain "must not expect too much in the way of increased supplies from the United States in the Immediate fu ture." explaining they they “have their own necessities.” Hurban Tells of Czech Dumping' Molten Metal, Killing 14 Nazis i BT the Associated Press. The story of how a munitions worker named Vacek in Czecho slovakia recently killed 14 German Army officers by dumping molten metal on them from a crane, then committed suicide by jumping to the ground was related today by Col. Vladimir Hurban, Czech Min ister. The incident occurred in the Skoda Works in Pilsen, the Min ister said. With Jan Ciechawowski, Polish Ambassador, Col. Hurban was describing to reporter* the “well-organized" sabotage against Germany in those occupied coun tries. The Ambassador said the anti German campaign continued on a well-organized scale and was "mak- j ing progress’ —so much so. in fact, i that Germany has to keep a large number of troops in Poland to maintain order. Col. Hurban described the cam paign in his country as "undetected" sabotage, such as slowing down manufacturing of guns and dropping of chemicals in oil. That was more effective, he said, than the shooting of German officer* on the streets as in Prance. Civil Populace Evacuated From North Singapore * Mile-Deep Strip On Malaya Side of Island Is Cleared (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) B* tbi Associated Press. SINGAPORE. Jan. 28.—Orders were issued today for the evacu ation by noon Friday of all civil ians and livestock from a strip one mile deep on the northern shore of Singapore Island which faces the Malayan mainland across the narrow Johore Strait, j The edict came as the fighting lines swayed about 50 miles above the water hurdle which the Jap anese must cross in any land-based attempt to invade this British Pa cific bastion. The nearest enemy approach ap parently was along the Malacca Strait, on the west coast of the peninsula, where the night war bul letin said heavy fighting was taking place at Rengit, south of Seng garang. which is 48 miles from Singapore. As the battle drew closer suburban Singapore underwent another bomb ing from 27 Japanese planes which quickly dropped their cargoes and disappeared. The night communique indicated that the front, at least for the mo ment, was holding firm. It said there was no change in the situation in the sector between Ayer Hitam and Kluang. the rail road center 50 miles to the north, and that there were no reports of further enemy landings at Endau, where the Japanese put reinforce ments ashore yesterday. “Enemy air activity.” it said, “has been slight. “A considerable number of Brit-; ish and Indian troops who were cut ( off in the Batu Pahat area have now rejoined the main bodies,” the communique added. U. J. Agrees to Aid Bolivia In $25,000,060 Works Plan ty the Associated Pm*. RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan. 21—Sign ing of an agreement between the United States and Bolivia for a $25,000,000 Bolivian development program was announced here today. A Bolivian development corpora tion is to be set up with a $10,000,000 credit from the Export-Import Bank at Washington. The first big project of the de velopment corporation is expected to be construction of a 225-mile high way from Conchabama to Santa Cruz, linking Bolivia's agricultural j and mining centers. The announcement said plans for such a development were under way and that a United States economic mission already was in Bolivia. Soviet Envoy to Britain III LONDON, Jan. 28 OP).—The Rus sian Embassy disclosed today that Ivan M. Maisky. Soviet ambassador to Britain, is ill with malaria. Late Races Earlier Recults. Rossvan's. Other Selections and Entries for Tomor row, Page 2-X. Hialeah Park FIFTH RACE—Purse. *1.500: Gride C. handicap; 3-year-olds and up, B'fe fur longs. Daily Delivery ijemas) 4.10 3.10 C.50 Kansas City ‘Stridden 3.40 2.70 , Justice M. ‘James) 3.20 Time. 1:19 1-5. Also ran—Cadmium. Knight Call and Night Glow. SIXTH RAC*—Purse. *1.800: Grade B Handicap; 3-year-olds and upward. B'i furlongs. Zacatlne (Mehrtens) 11.30 8.SO 3 40 Bi* Ben 'Westrope) S.70 4.6‘) Market Wise ‘Eads) 3.10 Time 1:19 2-5. Also ran—Dispose. Doublrab. Ponty and Rineie. SEVENTH RACE—Purse *1.500: Grade C Handicap: 3-year-olds and upward: 6'a furlongs. Johnnie J. fJames) 5.50 3 40 2 50 Alaklnfe (Skellyi 5.20 2 90 Aboyne (Arcaro) 2.60 Time. I:19*s. Also ran—Royal Ruby II. Tragic Ending »nd Tamil. Fair Grounds THIRD RACE—Purse. $600: maiden 3-year-olds: 6 furlongs. Amared (George! 8.00 8.80 5.fin Tripod (Parise) fi 80 .1 .fin Valdina Tout (Craig! 3.60 Time 1:13. Also ran—Tran.-our. Hannieale. Hy | Broom. Don Briai. f Boards Mis*. (Boo;- | sey Byrd. Liberty Cap. Loretta Rice and f Burma, f Field. --- FOURTH RACE—Purse $600: allow ances: 3-year-olds: fi furlongs. Louisville II (Guerin) 25.40 10.60 5.40 Palrcais (Parise) 13.20 4.00 Baruna (Mora) fl.80 Time. 1:13 1-5. Also ran—Valdina Alpna. Countmein. Gray Romance. fHenry Greenock. fSea Tack, Praiseworthy. Great Occasion. IFTH RACE—Purse. $800 :allowgnces: •"-year-olds and upward: fi furlongs Jack Twink (Oeorge) 4.80 3 8(1 :).()() Kentown (Barber) 1820 T.80 Espero (Ouerln) 4.00 Time. 1:13. Also ran—Nimble. Sir Kid. Pranks Boy. GUIDE FOR READERS Page. Page. Amusements. Finance_A-18 B-8 | Obituary_A-12 Comics B-14-15 Radio r_B-14 Editorial ...A-10 Serial Editorial Story B-6 Comment. A-U Society _B-3 Legal ! Sports . A-15-17 Notices ..B-1J ! Where to Lost and Go.B-8 Found _A-I | Woman’s I Page.B-18 (Complete Index, Page A-l.) RALPH TOWNSEND. FREDERICK V. WILLIAMS. Federal agents here an nounced this afternoon the arrests of two Americans, in dicted by a District grand jury earlier today with four other persons as unregistered propa gandists for the Japanese gov government. Townsend was arrested at Lake Geneva. Wis., and Williams at San Fran cisco. (Story on page A-l.) —A. P. Wirephotos. 2 D. C. Housing Bills Involving $50,000,000 Outlay Introduced Lanham Submits Own Plan And Measure Proposed Previously by Palmer A bill designed not only to pro vide housing for Washington war workers but for erection of new schools, hospitals and for expansion of street, water and sewage facilities, was introduced in the House this afternoon by Representative Lanham, Demo crat, of Texas, chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds. The bill, drafted by Mr. Lanham and members of his committee, calls for authorization of *50.000.000 for housing and necessary public works to take care of some of the thou sands of new Government employes arriving in the Capital. Mr. Lan ham also introduced a measure call ing for appropriation of a similar amount which was submitted to the committee yesterday by Defense Housing Co-ordinator Charles F. .See"HOUSING. Page 2-X.) Knox Says Navy Is Busy Fighting Foe in All Seas Secretary Regards Japanese, Nazis As One Enemy B» tile Associated Preas. CHICAGO, Jan. 28.—Secretary Knox today pictured the Navy as engaged in a gigantic Job of pro tecting and fighting “in all the seas and all the oceans" against ‘‘one indivisible, total enemy." It is "an immense assignment.” he said, but “your Navy is doing the job." The Secretary, in a speech at a Chicago Association of Commerce luncheon, said that if some persons misunderstood his remarks of Janu ary 12 to the effect that Hitler is the principal enemy, “the Navy didn’t.” He said he wished to make it “em phatically clear” that he regarded the war in the Pacific, the Atlantic. Russia. China, Malaya. I^bya as “all one war, one world revolution, one bid for world mastery.” Hitler "hatched this ghastly conspiracy on the whole world, but the enemy is one enemy." he said. The Secretary discussed "the vexa tions and misunderstood business of security and the public information policy generally,” reminding Amer icans wondering what the Asiatic fleet is doing that the Japs "are more curious than you are.” Japanese uncertainty over what our fleet is doing or where it is going, he said, is one such as “has caused every one of you to ask 'What is Hitler going to do next?’ ” He said it had manifest strategic Value because “not knowing what your adversary is going to do. you have to disperse your forces and attempt to be ready for anything.” Japanese Are Jittery. Mr. Knox said a study of what Axis short wave stations call "news” Indicated the Japs “are jittery be cause they can’t determine just where the American fleet is and w-hat its objects may be.” He re lated: “Por example. On January 1 they announced that they had sunk seven of our battleships, no less But by the 15th a spirit of prudence had crept over them, and they magnani mously changed the figure to four, thus restoring three to the surface, where others may follow in due course. "On the 21st, curiously enough, their compilation omitted any men tion of a seaplane carrier whose demise had been solemnly chron icled the week before.” He said he often was asked why he wished to keep something secret when the public already knew It and had been talking about it. "My answer is that our enemies— being past masters at such tactics themselves—deliberately plant and circulate rumors in order to con fuse us. "It is not the circulation but the confirmation of so-called facts that is important. If official confirma tion is given these inside stories that always circulate in wartime, if some responsible member of the Government publicly backs them up. the element of uncertainty is destroyed, and our enemies are then free to make their plans and carry out their counter-measures with a far greater degree of pre cision and certainty." Press, Radio Co-operate. The press and radio. Mr. Knox said, have co-operated perfectly. "And as a newspaperman, it is not easy for me to be counseling re strictions. silence and faith, but as knowledge and understanding of the problem spreads, skepticism and con < See“ KNOX, Page 2-X.) Virginia Youth Pleads Guilty To Murder of Three, Gets Life Boy Shot Couple And Daughter In Robbery (Earlier Story on Page B-l.) By W. H. SHIPPEN, Jr., Star Staff Correspondent. WASHINGTON. Va., Jan. 28.— Sixteen-year-old Thomas Dewey (Buck) Cameron was sentenced to life imprisonment here this afternoon when he pleaded guil- ! ty to three murder indictments ! at conclusion of a brief trial be fore Judge J. R. H. Alexander. Ordered to stand, the boy an swered "guilty” in a loud, clear voice to the charges of shooting to death Edward Johnson, 42; his wife. Sadie, 40, and their 15-year-old daughter, Ethel, in the robbery of the John sons’ general store at Huntley and the post office in it last May 29. Despite expert testimony that the boy had epileptic tendencies, and was retarded mentally and phys ically Judge Alexander held he was “legally responsible for his- acts.” The diminutive defendant, whose development was compared to that of a boy 10 years old, was sentenced to serve in the penitentiary for life on each of the three indictments. He will be taken to the State penitentiary at Richmond to start his term in a few days. Defense Attorney William C. Arm strong of Front Royal, who was ap pointed by the court, said he did not plan an appeal from the sen tence. The boy’s father, Thomas Dewey Cameron, sr.. an orchard worker, testified at the trial that hia son was subject to fits, convulsion* and THOMAS DEWEY CAMERON, Jr. —Star StaU Photo. fainting spells from his second to his ninth year. These sometimes occurred as often as two or three times a week, the father testified. Evidence that the boy showed definite tendencies toward epilepsy was offered by Dr. David Wilson, a psychiatrist of the Untvenrtty of Virginia. WON T ALIBI IF PROGRAM FAILS —War Production Chief Donald M. Nelson, pictured as he listened to questions by mem bers of the Truman Senate Defense Committee today, said he will offer no alibis if his program does not succeed. He told the committee he was not interested in the political phases of the war production effort and offered to shoulder full responsibility and, if necessary, be the “goat.” (Story on Page A-1.) —A. P. Photo. Brother Is Indicted In Kansas City Girl's Mutilation Slaying Action by Grand Jury Climaxts Long Inquiry Into Baffling Murder (Picture on Pate 2-X.) Br the Associated Press. KANSAS CITY, Jan. 28 — George W. Welsh II, 28, was in dicted by a county grand jury today on a charge of slaying and mutilating his pretty 24-year old sister. Leila Adele Welsh, in her bedroom last March. The indictment—climaxing weeks of investigation—was drawn by the attorney generals office at Jeffer son City and returned to Circuit Judge Marion D. Waltner. Her brother was summoned be fore the jury for questioning when he returned here from California for the Christmas holidays. Slept Near Murder Scene. Soon after the slaying he had told officers that he slept on a divan In the living room near his sister’s bed room the night of the murder. The Welsh slaying has been one of Kansas City's most baffling mys teries. An abundance of clues led investigators through a maze of con flicting channels. It was shortly after 9 o'clock the morning of last March 9 that Mrs. Marie F. Welsh ran screaming from her home in a quiet Southside resi dential district to the home of a neighbor. There she told of finding her daughter slain in her bed. Police found that the girl s throat had been slashed from ear to ear. Her skull had been smashed by three terrific blows. Her pajamas were cut and tom. From her right hip a piece of flesh had been cut. Chisel Found Near Bed. On the floor near the bed was a track chisel, a kind of hammer used by railroad men. From the throat wound police took a man's white shirt, later identified as one a neigh bor had discarded near his garage. In an open window of the girl s bedroom, half a pair of draperies lay on the sill, hanging partly out side. L. B. Reed, then chief of police, said the curtain had been deliberately placed there as a sort of “flag of victory" by the slayer. The mother told police that when she went to awaken her daughter for Sunday school she found a chair tilted against the inside of the bed room door. Many clues—cigarette butts, a butcher knife stuck nearly to the hilt in the earth outside of the bed room window, footprints of what police believed to be a small man, bits of paper and string—were found. They were checked and re checked. West Points Trainer Released to Aid Navy B> the Associated Press. WEST POINT. N. Y„ Jan. 28.— The Army Athletic Association an nounced today that Roland Logan had been released from his contract as West Point team trainer, effec tive immediately, to serve in the naval aviation physical training program. A graduate of Kansas University in 1930. Logan was on the train ing staffs of Kansas. George Wash ington and Pittsburgh Universities and the Boston Rad Sox baseball club before coining to West Point in 1939. Dies Warns House Action Needed to Halt West Coast 'Tragedy' Texan Says Fifth Column Peril Great; to Disclose Data on Jap Espionage By the Anoeieted Press. Representative Dies. Democrat, j of Texas told the House today that “unless the Government adopts an alert attitude there will occur on the West Coast a tragedy that will make Pearl Harbor sink in significance.” The Pearl Harbor disaster. Mr Dies said, was largely due to "a fear of displeasing foreign powers and a maudlin attitude toward fifth columnists." He said the attack might never have occurred had the House Com mittee on Un-American Activities, which he heads, been “permitted'' to disclose last September ics findings on Japanese espionage. Mr. Dies said he would make public within a week or two "a full and complete report” on Japanese espionage and sabotage in this country, including official letters disclosing “the true attitude of of ficial Washington toward the whole I fifth column question." Dies Amendments Rejected. Mr. Dies was arguing—unsuccess i fully—in favor of his amendments i to specify Communists and Bund ists as foreign agents in a pending alien propaganda registration bill , and force them to file lists of their : members and records of their finances. The House, by a standing vote of 228 to 40. rejected Mr. Dies' motion to recommit the bill to committee, then passed it as it stood. A House and Senate conference committee recommended elimina tion of the Dies amendments, con tending that every one engaging in activities for a foreign power was blanketed by the measure, and that the specifications were not neces sary. But Mr. Dies protested that the Communists in particular would never be reached if his amend j ments were eliminated, and shouted: Policy Called Suicidal. “There must be an end to this suicidal policy of coddling the tools and dupes of foreign powers.” , “Have we come to the time when we dare not legislate on matters concerning a domestic organization because of the fear of displeasing some foreign dictator?” he asked. Intended to put teeth in the 1938 Alien Registration Act. the pending legislation would require foreign agents to label all political propa ganda they disseminate in this country and extend application of the law to include foreign agents using this country as a base for propaganda activities in Central and South America. U-Boat Sighted In Gulf; Hunted By Planes, Ships Naval Commandant Believes Second Sub Is Off Texas Shore By the Associated Press. Axis submarines, ranging the eastern American coast from the gulf of Mexico to northern Ca nadian waters, have sunk at i least 14 American and Allied , ships since the undersea raiders i appeared off Nova Scotia Jan uary 12. Latest announced blow was the torpedoing of a large Allied pas senger liner carrying 321 passengeri andtirew from Bermuda to an East ern port. Only 71 have been saved, five bodies recovered and 245 persons are missing from the liner. The po sition of the attack was not given. Among the survivors were 17 Americans. 12 of them from St. Joseph, Mo. As this blow was announced, the I Navy at Corpus Christi, Tex., said i that a submarine ‘ doubtlessly Ger j man" had been sighted 15 miles from : nearby Port Aransas and that prob ably another U-boat was in the vi 1 cinity. Planes and ships from the station are now seeking the craft, said Capt. Alva Bernhard, com mandant of the naval air station at Corpus Christi. The torpedoing of the liner was reported by Capt. Helgesen of the rescue ship, the New York-to-Puerto Rico steamer Coamo, on his arrival in San Juan. He said he picked up the survivors Friday night, five days after the liner had been struck twice by torpedoes and sunk. Two Attacked Yesterday. These announcements followed last night’s report of a U-boat’s sinking the 7.096-ton American Tanker Francis E. Powell off Lewes, Del., with an indicated loss of three lives. The fate of anoti^r American tanker, the Pan-Maine. 7.237 tons, remained in doubt following a ra dio report yesterday afternoon that she was being attacked. The Pan Maine carried 38 men. Thirty-three survivors from a Greek freighter and a Norwegian tanker arrived at an Eastern Canadian port last night and re ported that 51 men were missing or dead in successful attacks on their vessels. Five Dead in Lifeboat. Capt. Helgesen said aU the survi vors were taken from a single life boat intended to accommodate 63 persons. In all 76 had crowded Into the boat, but five died during their five days adrift. Tire steamer was said to have been attacked without warning, the first torpedo striking No. 2 hatch on the port side just forward of the bridge. The second wrecked the engine room, putting out all lights. The steamer was said to have gone down so quickly there was no time to send out an S.O.S. The fate of any other survi vors was not known. Those Capt. Helgesen rescued said their lifeboat drifted apart from the others Sub Sent Up Smoke Bomb. The sub sighted in the Gulf of Mexico, probably sneaked in during the night with the intention of at tacking oil tankers. Capt. Bern hard said. The submarine was sighted by a naval plane on patrol. "It is possible that the second submarine is also in the vicinity since it is known that they have been operating in pairs elsewhere, and shortly after the submarine was sighted a smoke bomb appeared out of the water four miles south of it,” Capt. Bernhard said. Smoke bombs, released by sub marines. rise in the air similar to a rocket before settling back on the water. They frequently are used by submarines as a distress signal. The captain was unable to ac count for the smoke bomb other than through the possibility of its indicating a second craft. Patrol planes from the station, he disclosed, are patrolling an area ex tending 250 miles north of the border east of Corpus Christi. Plane Told to Maintain Contact. Capt. Bernhard said after the plane reported the submarine he directed it to "maintain contact” with the undersea vessel. The Navy plane was unarmed, he said. “It evidently frightened the sub marine becauseit submerged,” Capt. Bernhard oaid. Crew members of the tanker Powell, brought ashore at Norfolk (See SUBS?Page 2-X.) Yankee Flyers Hit 21 of 37 Jap Raiders (Earlier Story on Page A-4.) By the Associated Press. RANGOON. Jan. 28 —Yankee vol unteer flyers achieved another air nghting miracle east of Rangoon today when in a daylight dogflght they destroyed six Japanese fighter planes by unofficial count, probably destroyed six more and damaged nine others of a disrupted formation of 37. The American fighters returned to their base without suffering any casualties. Unofficial reports said that a formation of R. A. P. bombers in flicted heavy damage in a raid last night on Bangkok, capital of Japa nese-occupied Thailand.