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Colder tonight, lowest temperature from 15 to 20. Temperatures today—Highest, 36, at 4 p.m.t lowest, 26, at 8 am Frem **por^ Closing N. V. Marietta—Solos, Pago 18. NIGHT FINAL SPORTS Meant Attaclatad Pratt. 90th YEAR. No. 35,702. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 1942—FIFTY PAGES. THREE CENTS. i --------_-*_* Late News Bulletins Navy Sinks Axis Submarine Countermeasures by the Navy against submarines operating off the East Coast are becoming “increas ingly effective,” the Navy Department reported late today. It announced definitely that an Axis submarine had been sunk, but did not say whether it was German, Italian or Japanese, nor did it give the location. The communique made no mention of submarines in the Gulf of Mexico, where two were reported operating yesterday. The omission was taken here as an indica tion that the Navy doubted that Axis submarines ac tually were inside the Gulf. It was further disclosed that the American tanker Pan Maine, which was reported attacked by subma rines off the east coast several days ago, was “afloat and in good shape.”. The communique also reported a hit was scored on one of two Japanese submarines which appeared off Midway Island. The enemy craft were driven away by artillery fire after one of the submarines had been struck. No damage was reported. Quezon Confident of Victory President Manuel Quezon of the Philippine Common wealth Government said in a message made public today by the War Department the Filipinos were confident of final victory over Japan and “we shall continue to resist the enemy with all our might.” Bomber Crashes With 2 Near Martin Plant BALTIMORE (£>).—Baltimore county police said a bombing plane with two men aboard crashed three miles from the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant today bursting into flames and killing both occupants. 20-Cent Pickup Service to Start Feb. 9 Inauguration February 9 of a 20-cent per person taxioab pickup service, to function in the morning and evening rush hours, was ordered late today by the Public Utilities Commis sion. Treaty With Mexico Ratified by Senate The'Senate today ratified a treaty providing for payment to the United States by the government of Mexico of $40,000, 000 in settlement of American agrarian and general claims. Bullitt and Earle Back From War Zone NEW YORK (iP).—'William C. Bullitt, personal representa tive of President Roosevelt, arrived today aboard a Pan American Airways clipper after an eight-week trip to foreign areas. Mr. Bullitt said he would go to Washington as soon as possible. Also aboard were George H. Earle. Ambassador to Bulgaria, and Larry Allen, Associated Press war correspondent who served many months with the British Mediterranean fleet. 20 Alcohol Agents Held in Conspiracy NEW YORK, (**>.—A Federal grand Jury in Brooklyn today returned Indictments charging 20 agents of the United States alcohol control unit with accepting bribes in a conspiracy to defraud the Government of $5,000,000 in alcohol taxes. The indictment charged the agents permitted the diversion of alcohqj from hair tonic and cosmetics manufacturers into bootleg liquor channels. •St. John's Defeats Eastern, 35-33 St. John’s defeated Eastern, 35-33, in a basket ball game this afternoon at the Eastern gymnasium. Pat McCarthy of St. John’s was the high scorer with 11 points. Initiative in Pacific Passing To Allies, Australia Is Told By the Associated Press. SAN FRANCI8CO, Jan. 29.— Australian newspapers are giving prominent display to a statement by Deputy Prime Minister Fran cis M. Forde that he is confident the initiative in the Southwest Pacific is passing to the Allies. An Australian broadcast received here by the C. B. S. shortwave listen ing station gave a summary of Mr. Forde’s conclusions. The announcer remarked that "The statement is notable because it is the first defi nite statement by an Australian cabinet minister that the tide at last shows signs of turning.” The smashing blow at the Jap anese convoy in the Macassar Straits, the Deputy Prime Minister •aid, was evidence that Allied pow ers in the Southwest Pacific had reached the state at which they Late Races Earlier results, Ross van's Com ment, ether selections and entries for tomorrow on Pace 2-X. Hialeah Park TOTH RACK—Purse. *1.400; tllow •aees; 3-ytar-olde: 6 furlones. Ptrst Fiddle (Wall) 8.90 2.80 2.SO Notei (Day) 4.40 _3.80 Plorlaan Beau (Jemas) 35.80 Time. 1:115*. Also ran—Grey Wine. Bold Question. Curious Roman. Plyine West. Kokomo, Bayes Nine, Home Wolf. Seeaeant Bill. SIXTH RACK—Purse. *1.400: allow ances; 4-year-olds and upward: Its miles. City Talk (Day) 4.00 3.00 2.80 In Question (Robertson) 6.70 4.10 Areatlno (Mehrtens) 4.70 Time, 1:51 2-5. Alto ran—Jetebel II. Choppy Sea. He Man and Yawl. SBVKNTH RACK—Purse. *1,300: claim ing; 4-year-olds and upward; 7 furlongs. Off Shore (Phillips) 9.60 5.80 4.10 Prlma Donna fMehrtene) 11.30 7.00 Pomlva (Coule) 6.30 Tima. 1:26 1-5. Also ran—Beamy. Multitude. Plying Torpedo, Yankee Party. Specify. Sameron. Sunclno. Maemante and Curwen. Fair Grounds THIRD RACK—Purse. *600: maidens: ■pedal weights. 2-year-olds; 2 furlongs. Glenock (GlideweH) 74.20 20.20 13.20 Playful Pal (Thacker) 4.40 4.40 Glen Talley <Le Blanc) 4.80 Time. 0:235s. Also ran—Buds Sparkle, f Grand Chick en. f Pair Georgia, f Baby Kdith. Sangeve, Stormy Star. Light Frost, Black Orchid, Paddy Whack, f Field. FOURTH RACE—Purse. *600: claiming; 4-year-olds and upwards; 6 furlongs David B. Jr. (Lowe) 21.80 8.40 6.40 Valdina Rebel (Dye) 46.80 26.40 Fort Grtffin (Sconta) 7.60 Time. 1:14 3-5. Also ran—Miamark. Hutoka. Pair Hare. Silver Wind. Roualan. Taj, Ray D. Bant. FIFTH RACK—Purse. *600; claiming; 4-year-olds and upward: 6 furlongs.' Bit Bubble (Anlfsntli) 13.20 5.80 3.60 Linger On (George) 4.60 3.40 Argella (Guerin) 2.80 Time. 1:13H Also ran—Prinee Argo, Maihigh. Re markable. could seek out and attack the Jap anese. The broadcast said Mr. Forde "described the presence of Ameri can forces In the situation as ‘in spiring’ and added that the mag nificent fight by the Netherlands services had earned great gratitude and admiration from all Aus tralians.” Another broadcast from Australia today said "Prime Minister John Curtin has decided that every avail able penny that can be diverted to the war efTort from civilian sources shall be given, either voluntarily— or by command.” The announcer quoted a newspa per editorial saying the Curtin an nouncement “is taken as a sign that rationing in certain commodities is coming swiftly, and even in cloth ing the government is determined to restrict civilian consumption to an absolute minimum so that urgent needs of the fighting forces can be met.” Churchill Denies He Vetoed Air Escort for Two Ships B» tb* Associated Pres*. LONDON. Jan. 29.—When the bat tleships Prince of Wales and Re pulse were sent on their ill-starred tour of duty in the Western Pacific Britain had available no aircraft carrier to send along as protection. Prime Minister Churchill told the Hduse of Commons today. The battleships were supk by Jap anese air attack December 10 off the Malayan coast. “The suggestion that the naval staff desired to send an aircraft carrier and was overruled by me is as mischievous as it is untrue,” Churchill said. "Unfortunately at the time, with the exception of an aircraft carrier in home waters, not a single ship of this kind was available through a series of accidents, some of very slight consequence. All of them except this one with the home fleet were under repair.” Markets at a Glance NEW YORK. Jan. 29 (/Pi Stocks easy; leaders resume drift. Bonds irregular; some rails rally. Cotton lower; liquidation and Southern selling. CHICAGO—Wheat firm; letup in Government sales Indicated. Com higher; smaller sales of Govenment com reported. Hogs active; 5-15 higher; top, llflO; dressed pork higher. Cattle steady to 25 Idwer; few choice cattle offered. Reds Push 62 Miles, Peril Nazi i Southern Lines 25,000 Germans Die, 400 Places Taken, Russians Claim (Earlier Story on Page A-3.) By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, Friday, Jan. 30 — The Red Army announced today a penetration 93 miles west of the Donets River with the cap ture of Lozovaya, 70 miles due south of Kharkov. Soviet troops, it was an nounced, had advanced 62 miles in 10 days, killed 25,000 Germans and occupied 400 inhabited places. , v Lozovaya is an important junc tion on - the Slavyansk-Lubny-Kiev railroad to the West, and the North South road between Kharkov and Zaporozhe. Its capture threatened to out flank the entire German defense lines between Kharkov and Tagan rog on the Sea of Azov. The troops reaching Lozovaya also took Barvenkova en route west. In the center, the Russians an nounced, they recaptured Sukhin ichi, a railway junction approxi mately 150 miles southwest of Mos cow and 50 miles southwest of Ka luga. On the* same front the Russians also took Myatlevo in mopping-up operations behind the Kirov spear- ; head directed at Smolensk. Aleksandrov and Mokroye also were reoccupied by troops under Comdr. Birichev on the central Sront, the communique said. 5,000 College.Sfudents To Be Sought for Marines The Marine Corps today launched a program to find 5,000 college students suitable for commission in the Marine Corps Reserve to fill the need for junior officers resulting from the expansion program. A group of AS Marine Corps officers left Quantico to serve as liaison officers at 250 colleges throughout the country co-operating in the pro gram. These officers chosen from the sixth class for reserve officers recently ended will visit colleges in cluding those they formerly attended and Interview applicants between Monday and February 15. Candidates who prove acceptable will be signed up for the reserve but remain on an Inactive status Until called for training. One class will be started each month begin ning in May. The liaison officers will operate from district recruiting offices. German Targets Raided By British Bombers By the Auociited Pres*. LONDON. Jan. 20.—British bomb ers raided Muenster, Germany, and docks at the German-occupied cities of Boulogne, France, and Rotter dam, Holland, last night, the Air Ministry announced today. Air fields in the Low Countries also were reported bombed. Six bombers were missing from the night operations, the ministry said, while one fighter plane was missing from yesterday's patrol. Planes Repulsed, Nazis Say. BERLIN (From German Broad casts), Jan. 29 (A>).—British bombers attempting to attack the German city of Muenster were driven off by strong Nazi defenses and dropped their bombs at random in North western Germany, the German high command claimed today. “The civilian population suffered slight losses," the command's com munique sail. “At several places there was damage to houses.” SANDWICH, MASS., BLIZ ZARD VICTIM—Robert King, 8, died today shortly after he was found in a snowdrift and taken to the Camp Edwards Hospital. When found, he was unconscious, with his feet, hands and face severely frost bitten. His mother, a widow, said he disappeared late yes terday while playing alone in his backyard, adjacent to a heavily wooded area. The search was conducted in the same area in which his father, Gordon King, perished four yean ago in a forest fire. —A. P. Wirephoto. lire Rationing Probe Started By Henderson Inspection Ordered Of Dealers' Stock’s And Records Bt tbe Af&octattd Prcsi. A Nation-wide inspection of the stocks and recordi of tire and tube dealers was started to day by Price Administrator Hen derson to detect violations of the tire-rationing regulations. "First attention is being given to establishments or dealers against whom complaints have been filed either with the Office of Price Ad ministration in Washington or with State and local tire rationing offi cials,” the O. P. A. announcement said A routine inspection of all deal ers, large and small, will be made also by a large investigative staff. Members of the O. P. A.’s Field Operations Division will be assisted by 500 Inspectors of the Labor De partment’s Wage and Hour Division, O. P. A. said. “If the inspection discloses any unauthorized transfers of new tires or tubes, the dealer will be required to explain,” O. P. A. said. "Cases of deliberate violation will be re ferred to the Enforcement Division of O. P. A.” Penalties for Violators. The rationing system was set up under a priority order and has all the legal sanctions behind such orders. These include the power to withhold priority aid for a period of months in replenishing stocks. This power has been invoked in a few Instances, but the Priorities Division has found in most cases that publicity has sufficed to bring violators into line. If falsification of reports to the O. P. A. is involved in the rationing violation, prosecution may be begun under the Federal criminal code calling for imprisonment for making ; false reports to the Government. Customs Agent Says Japs Sent 32 Tanks to Nippon B» the Associated Press. SEATTLE, Jan. 38.—Joseph L. Green, lupervlsing customs agent, reported today that two American born Beattie Japanese exporters, in dicted yesterday on charges of con spiring unlawfully to ship military equipment to Japan, had lawfully supplied the Japanese government with 32 tanks capable of storing 138,000,000 gallons of gasoline. The Federal grand Jury returned true bills against Charles T. Haka washl and Edward Y. Osawa on charges of applying last fall for per mits to send three 4,000,000-gallon tanks to China, although they were intended for Japan. The licenses were refused under the presidential order banning ship ments of munitions to Japan, but Mr. Green said the men had shipped 32 similar tanks to Japan before the executive order made it unlaw ful. He said they bought the tanks from oil companies for about 112.000 each and sold them to the Japanese government for $30,000 apiece, f.o.b. Seattle. Bengasi May Have Fallen To Axis, London Concedes (Earlier story on Page A-l.) BT t6e Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 29.—An authori tative British source said today there was no confirmation of Axis claims ‘to have recaptured Bengasi, but recalled that earlier in the day informed sources had intimated that they would not be surprised if the port were evacuated. Army Relaxes Rules to Get New Officers B» Ui« Associated Pr*s*. Liberalized requirements for officer candidates among the Army’s enlisted men were an nounced today by the War De partment. The age limits were fixed at 18 and 45, and the minimum service before a soldier can enter an officer candidate school at three months. Previously, men from replacement training centers were eligible after four months, but soldiers in field units had to have six months serv ice. The candidate school courses, leading to commissions as second lieutenants, will last three months. The maximum age for second lieute nants serving with troops Is 30 and Secretary Stlmson said at his press conference that men over 29 grad uating from the officer candidate schools would be commissioned as second lieutenants but assigned im mediately to other schools for addi tional instruction to qualify them for the higher ranks more in keep ing with their age. . Mr. Stlmson had announced two weeks ago that 90,000 men would be sought from the ranks for officer candidates this year, and that about 71,000 of these were expected to complete courses successfully and receive commissions. * IN THE ARMY NOW—William S. Knudsen (left), former director of the Office of Production Management, was sworn in as a lieutenant general today at the War Department, with Judge Advocate General Myron C. Cramer (center) administering the oath. Secretary of War Stimson (right) was a witness. Gen. Knudsen’s new Job is production chief for the War Department. —A. P. Photo. Fishing Schooner Rescues Crew of Torpedoed Tanker 28 Men Adrift 36 Hours; 3 Americans Missing In Sinking of Liner B? the Associated Press. BOSTON, Jan. 29.—Rescue of the entire crew of 28 of a Nor wegian tanker, torpedoed off Nova Scotia January 21. was re ported today by the Gloucester j schooner Grand Marshal on her j arrival from the fishing banks. Capt. Frank Hines, who has sur- 1 vived the sinking pi two fishing ves sels, related that the grand marshal found the tanker's crew in two life boat* Friday, about 60 miles off shore. The men, all in good condi tion except one who suffered an ankle injury, wore taken aboard and landed at Shelburne, Nova Scotia. The survivors, according to Capt. Hinas, said their vessel was struck by two torpedoes and literally blown Into two parts, both of which still were afloat when a Canadian coast guard vessel Investigated several days later. The crew members abandoned the tanker In three life boats, but sub sequently distributed their number in two, one of which had a motor and took the other in tow. After proceeding about 40 miles, gasoline was exhausted and the two boats drifted on a calm sea about 36 hours before the rescue by the Gloucester schooner. 3 Americans Missing In Lady Hawkins Sinking MONTREAL, Jan. 29 (/PI.—1Three Americans, whose fate is not known, were included by the Canadian Na tional Steamship Lines today in an incomplete list giving the names of 150 passengers, officers and crew men known to have been aboard the . torpedoed liner Lady Hawkins. Their names were given as J. W. Benson, Malden, Mass.; J. Den nehy, Somerville, Mass., and R. i Payne, New York. Maj. Gen. Little to Retire, From Marines Sunday Maj. Gen. Louis McCarthy Little, commanding general of the Marine base at Quantico, Va., since Sep tember, 1939, will be retired Sunday, having reached the statutory re tirement age of 64, it was announced by the Navy Department today. Gen. Little will be succeeded by Maj. Gen. Holland M. Smith, com mander of the 1st Marine Division. The Navy also announced the retirement, effective the same date, of Brig. Gen. Russell B. Putnam, who has been paymaster of the Ma rine Corps since May, 1938. His successor will be Brig. Gen. R. R. Wright, who until recently was in charge of the paymaster office of the Department of the Pacific at San Francisco. South African Utility Blasted CAPETOWN, Union of South Af rica, Jan. 29 (/•).—Explosions dur ing the night knocked out 12 elec tric power lines supplying»the Rand gold mining district from Victoria Falls. T. G. Otley, general manager of the Victoria Falls Power Co., said the blasts were organized sabotage. /. C. C. Approves Fare Increase For Bus Lines B7 the Anodated Press. The Interstate 1 Commerce Com mission authorized the Nation’s bus lines today to increase their passen ger fares by 10 per cent. The new fares would become ef fective 10 days after formal notice is given by the carriers. Exempted from the increased fares are members of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard and personnel of the British military forces traveling in uniform. A similar increase in passenger fares was granted the railroads last week. a f Ray Eliot, Zuppke's Assistant, Appointed as Illinois Coach Trustees Expected To Give Formal 0. K. Feb. 14 By the Associated Pres* CHAMPAIGN, 111., Jan. 29—Ray Eliot, first assistant to Bob Zuppke at the University of Illinois last fall, was named today head foot ball coach to succeed the veteran mentor who held the post for 29 seasons. The announcement was made by L. M. Tobin, university publicity director, who said university trus tees will meet February 14 and are scheduled to approve Eliot's selec tion. Former Lineman. Eliot, former Illinois football line man and a star in baseball, once coached at IUinqU College at Jack sonville and was Zuppke's first lieu tenant In recent seasons. His salary will be $6,000. the same as that of Athletic Director Doug las Mills. Eliot, a native of Brighton, Mass worked bis way through Illinois, ar riving at Champaign as a fresh men with only $8 in his pockets. He was graduated In 1932 and went to Illinois College as assistant foot ball coach. After one year as as sistant there he was made head coach. Came to Illinois in 1937. He came to the University of Il linois as assistant line coach in September, 1937, and was made head line coach for the 1941 season. He is 35 years old. He lives here with his wife and a daughter. Jane. Zuppke, whose teams won seven Big Ten championships, resigned last November, a few days before Illinois’ final game of the season. His action climaxed a long contro versy over football at the university, marked by the dismissal last sum mer of Wendell S. Wilson as ath letic director. Six Generals in Balan Confirmed by Senate By the Associated Press. The Senate today confirmed Pres ident Roosevelt's nominations of six colonels fighting with Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur's forces in the Philip pines to be brigadier generals. The six are Hugh J. Casey, engi neers; Clinton A. Pierce, cavalry; Arnold J. Punk, infantry; William F. Marquat, coast artillery: Harold H. George. Air Corps, and Carl Seals, adjutant general’s department. Col. Theodore H. Dillon, Quar termaster Corps Reserve, was nomi nated today to be a brigadier gen eral. He was called to active duty in March as assistant quartermaster general in charge of transportation. A native of Center Valley, Ind„ Col. Dillon has lived here for the last three years. He became director of public relations for the Carnegie Institute in 1939. Soviet Boy Gets Medal; Helped Stop Nazi Guns B7 the As*oci»ted Prew. MOSCOW. Jan. 29.—A 14-year old boy, Kolya Andrianov, has been awarded the coveted military award, the Order or the Red Star, for brav ing enemy fire to help a Red Army unit locate and wipe out camou flaged German maqhine-gun nests. An official citation said that dur ing the heat of a battle on the Western front the boy suddenly ap peared among the troops of Gen. Yefremov, who were beiifi subjected to a blasting fire from hidden Nazi positions. Kolya, whose home is in that re gion and who quietly had watched where the Germans set up their guns, pointed them out to the Rus sians, who directed their fire at these targets and eliminated them. GUIDE FOR READERS Page. Amusements, B-14-15 Comics. c-ie-n Editorial ...A-19 Editorial Articles ..A-ll Finance ...A-1S Legal Notices, C-9 Lost A Found A-3 Page. Obituary ...A-12 Radio.C-ll Serial Story, C-« Sqpiety-B-J Sport* .C-13 Where to Go, B-ll Woman’* Page —C-M RAY ELIOT. —A. P. Wirephoto. Navy Funding Bill, Already U. S. Largest, May Go Still Higher Now at $19,977,965,474; Overton Hints Boost For More Airplanes The $19,977,965,474 naval ap propriation bill—already the largest in history—may be raised higher as the result of c losed hearings begun on it today by a Senate Appropriations Subcom mittee. Senator Overton, Democrat, of Louisiana, subcommittee chairman, said he would like to see the allot ment for airplanes increased, but emphasized he does not know what action the subcommittee will want to take. The Senator avoided any mention of number of planes or amount of increase. The Senator made the statement at the end of the first session, at which Secretary of the Navy Knox testified for nearly two hours, and later told newspapermen that when the expansion program is completed the Navy expects to achieve super iority aU over the world. The Louisiana Senator said Sec retary Knox agreed with Prime Minister Churchill that 1942 wUl be a year of preparation, 1943 a year of attack and 1944 a year of possible victory. Meanwhile the Senate passed and returned to the House for action on amendments legislation to authorize construction of 1.799 minor naval vessels at an estimated cost of $3,150,000,000. The measure would also authorize expenditure of $750,000,000 for con struction and ordnance facilities. Chairman Walsh of the Senate Naval Affairs Committee said the new ships would be used for convoy and shore patrol work. It also passed and returned to the House for concurrence in amend ments legislation to authorize ex penditure of $450,000,000 for naval public works. One of the amendments would make temporary provision for relief of naval contractors and their em ployes for losses incurred as a direct result of enemy action. A Naval Committee report said that allotments of pay of civilians captured at Guam and Wake by the Japanese would be made to de pendents of the captives. Reds Moved Equipment Before Blowing Up Dam By tnc Associated Press. KUIBYSHEV, Russian. Jan. 28 (Delayed) .—The giant turbines and other equipment of the Dnieper River Dam power station were dis mantled and moved east before the structure was blown lap and left to the Oerman invaders last year, representatives of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic said today. The Ukrainian headquarters said the turbines soon would be used asain to generate electricity for Russian Industry. Housing Official Views Capital as War Work City Committee Studies $50,000,000 Fund For Building Here (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) Congestion may become so acute in Washington during the war that non-defense Govern ment workers will be asked to leave the city, Defense Housing Co-ordinator Charles F. Palmer told the House Public Buildings and Grounds Committee this aft ernoon. The committee at the time had under consideration legislation authorizing an appropriation of $50,000,000 to relieve the serious housing shortage in Washington. Mr. Palmer outlined the program he planned to carry out to relieve the situation with the proposed $50,000,000 appropriation, and said: “After we have provided 10,000 houses and 4,500 temporary shelters, we should build no more housing here, no matter how great the con gestion, because it would too se verely overtax the facilities of the District. It may then become neces sary to take over facilities possessed by those not engaged in war work and that those people not essential to the war should be asked to leave the District of Columbia.” Young Praises Project. Commissioner Young described' legislation which not only would pro vide money for new housing units,, but also for vitally needed public works, as “a voice from heaven for the District.” , "It will do a lot for the District," he added. In his pocket at the time was an« estimate prepared by Budget Officer Walter Fowler, showing that the District is confronted with the ex-' penditure of more than $16,000,000 to meet the wartime emergencies for additional schools, streets, sew-' ers, police and fire protection and other municipal services. “Every penny of the additional money the District will have to spend would not have had to be spent, except for this emergency.” he declared. District May Not Pay. Chairman Lanham told him the District is in no way responsible for the extra expenditures, except for the fact It is the seat of Federal Government. He said all of the money the District may have to borrow from the Government to provide necessary public works for the increased population would not' have to be repaid. “I hope not,” the Commissioner commented. Chairman Lanham deplored plans 1 for establishment of a so-called "re ception center” in Washington for' incoming war workers, which Mr. Palmer said might serve as a train-, ing center for applicants for Gov ernment jobs. Mr. Palmer testified the proposed center would have ac-, commodations for about 1,000 per sons. “It’ss the first time I've heard that, the influx of people here might be due in part to those seeking Gov ernment jobs,” Mr. Lanham said. “I. t thought the center would be used for the accommodation of those who have jobs ready for them with no place to sleep. “If that plan is carried out. you will just make Washington a mecca for people looking for Government 1 jobs. This situation would be in tolerable. Why can't the Civil Serv i ice Commission take care of these - people in other cities and determine their qualifications?” Cochran Says F. S. A. May Not Go to St. Louis By tie Associated Press. Representative Cochran. Demo crat, of Missouri said today some question has arisen as to whether the Farm Security Administration offices would be transferred from Washington to St. Louis as was planned originally by the Budget' Bureau. "I have been in touch with the officials who will Anally decide the' : transfers and it seems assured the Rural ElectriAcation offices will go to St. Louis as planned. But there' is some question about F. S. A. The officials are looking around in some, other cities and there is nothing’ deAnite on transfer of that office one way or the other yet.” He said he was told that other agencies would be decentralized and that St. Louis might be considered, as a location for some of them. E. D. Appleton Dead NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Jan. 29 (A*).—Edward Dale Appleton, 85,, a vice president of D. Appleton & Co., New York publishers, died at his family home today. , D. C. Committee Invited to Attend Housing Hearing A special meeting of the House District Committee scheduled at 10:30 an. tomor row to consider Washington’s wartime transportation prob lem was called oil late today by Chairman Randolph. He said he wanted members of the committee to attend hearings tomorrow before the House Public Buildings and Grounds Committee on legis lation authorizing an appro priation of (50,000,000 far defense housing and public works in the District.