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Snow flurries and much’ colder today. Temperatures yesterday—Highest, 53, at 2 p.m.; lowest, 33, at 2 a m. From the United States Weather Bureau report. Full Details on Page A-2. --' ^_WITH DAILY EVENING EDITION ^ The Evening and Sunday Star is delivered in the city and suburbs at 75c per month. The Night Final Edition and Sunday Morning Star at 85c per month. No. 1,923—No. 35,705. WASHINGTON, I). C., FEBRUARY 1, 1942-126 PAGES. . * Ajaocfeted*Pra«i TEX CENTS. Japs Begin Siege of Singapore After British Surrender Malaya; Nazi Ukraine Peril Intensified .. ▲ A _ Help Assuredly Will Come, Commander of Defenders Asserts By the Associated Press. SINGAPORE, Jan. 31.—Jungle weary British Imperials gave up the fight in Malaya today, with drew into the hot, tight little island of Singapore and prepared for a long and wasting siege in a desperate bid to hold this last Inch of the Malay barrier until reinforcements arrive to reverse the tide of Japanese conquest. "Our task is to hold this fortress until help can come, as assuredly lt wiU come; this we are determined to do,” said a proclamation of the Singapore commander, Lt. Gen. A. E, Percival, who called for ruthless steps against the enemy both within and without. "Any of the enemy who sets foot in our fortress must be dealt with immediately,” he declared. "The enemy within our gates must be ruthlessly weeded out. "There must be no more loose talk and rumor-mongering. "Our duty is clear: With firm re solve and fixed determination we ahall win through. Enemy Superiority Cited. “For nearly two months our troops have fought an enemy on the main land who has had the advantage of great air superiority and con siderable freedom of movement by sea. "Our task has been to impose losses on the enemy and gain time to enable the forces of the Allies to be concentrated for this struggle In the Far East. "Today we stand beleaguered in our island fortress.” The final retreat of Australians, Scottish Highlanders, British. Sikhs, Gurkhas and Malayan militia was carried out last night from a line which had extended across the Malay jungles from 18 to 40 miles north of this island. The transfer of this force of un disclosed size across Johore Strait was aided by units of the British Navy, and under the protection of, the air force, but the Japanese did little to interfere, probably because the sudden withdrawal was a sur prise to them. i The British radio said war ships played an important part In the evacuation while the R. A. F. flung a “protective umbrella overhead.” The broad cast was heard by N. B. C.) Causeway Destroyed. Then when the last truck and tank had rumbled across, the mines j which had been set under the .ialf mile long causeway connecting the Island with the mainland were set off and chunks of the structure were hurled Into the sky. Defending the approaches to this fortress on which Britain has lavished $400,000,000 in recent years, the British in seven weeks of ex hausting warfare had beat a retreat of 350 miles through the swamps, streams and rubber groves of Malaya, regularly outflanked by the infiltration tactics of Japanese snipers landed on each coast each time a determined stand was made ■ on a natural line of defense. The Japanese now have all the rich rubber and tin resources of , Malaya and the question was whether they can also reduce this fortress and thereby win a free pas sage into the Indian Ocean and a strong position from which to attack Java, the citadel of the Netherlands Indies. The fall of Singapore would permit Japanese air and naval forces to sweep into the Gulf of Martaban and possibly choke off not only the source of supply for the Burma road to China, but also undo the work which has been accomplished in building up a threat to Japan's flank In Burma. Try MacArthur’* Stunt. By withdrawing into this island. 27 miles long and 14 miles wide, the British were attempting to do what Gen. Douglas MacArthur was doing! in Batan Peninsula in the Philip pines and what they attempted un successfully to do at Hong Kong. Johore Strait on the north is one half to a mile wide, and the Jap anese must cross it. The British for days have been preparing for the attack, moving all civilians out of a mile-wide belt along the strait. Hidden pillboxes dot the low, maflrshy shore, mines fill the sur rounding waters, fortified islands guard the entrances to the strait and artillery occupies commanding positions. Prom four main airfields and smaller hidden fields a reinforced R. A. F. with Hurricanes, Blenheims and Buffaloes is able to give con siderable air protection. Singapore itself, “the City of the Lion,” located on the south side of the island, is out of the imme diate land battle zone, but its poly got population of Orientals and Eu ropeans of more than 700,000 persons has suffered many hundred dead and wounded from Japanese air attacks already. Caches of food, fuel and ammuni tion are buried in the low hills, and extensive reservoirs normally supply •uflicient water. Singapore's harbor on the south ride affords docking space for ships running the air blockade which the (See SINGAPORE, Page A-4.) Causeway Blast Grim Reminder Of War Horrors Much-Bombed Singapore Used To Explosions By DOUGLAS WILKIE. SINGAPORE, Jan. 31 (By Wire less to N-A.N.A.).—The first siege of Singapore began today as tons of high explosive, touched off by the wave of a British officer’s j hand, shattered the causeway linking the island with the Ma layan mainland. It will be unlike any siege the world has ever seen. After eight weeks of war only a sting in the tail of Britain's wealthiest and most prosperous colony remains. Facing the is’and, on the mainland, along the banks of 30-mile long straits divisions of the Japanese army already are massing within potential range of the Japa nese artillery in sight of Britain's $400,000,000 naval base. Echos of the explosion, which hurled thousands of tons of rock masonry into Johore Straits, were heard by many of the three quarter million civilians crowded in Singa- j pore city. These civilians are used to explo sions, they have been bombed day and night for weeks. They have heard the sound of other demoli tions. They have heard the prac tice thunder of Singapore’s great fortress guns mounted to repel In- j vasion, some of which are now (See CAUSEWAY, Page A-4.> MacArthur's Troops, j Holding Off Japs, Take 'Some Prisoners' 'Sporadic Fighting' Reported as Foe Gets Ready for Big Assault E* thf AssocUted Press. Gen. Douglas MacArthur re ported yesterday that In addi tion to holding off the Japanese, his forces have been taking some prisoners. After a 48-hour lull, during which the enemy made ready for another large scale assault, there had been "sporadic fighting," he advised the War Department. Determined efforts to infiltrate ! the Batan Peninsula defense line were rebuffed, and in the course of these actions the prisoners were taken. As for a number of days past, there has been virtually no enemy activity in the air, he said. It was Gen. MacArthur's first re- | port of prisoners captured, and some thought the effect might be to re strain the Japanese from such brutal treatment of American prisoners as the General complained of a week ago. On January 23, he informed the War Department of “several in stances” of Japanese violation of the international convention relating to captured prisoners of war. Japan had announced her intention to abide by that agreement. Gen. MacArthur said that on January 12 the body of a Filipino scout, Fernando Tan, had been found face down in a stream. His hands had been bound behind his back and he had been bayoneted several times, and he had obviously been “thrown into the stream to die." In reporting the mistreatment of Pvt. Tan, the department said: “However foully the enemy may act, the general states that he will abide by decent concepts of hu manity and civilization." The text of yesterday's com munique follows: "There was sporadic fighting on the Batan Peninsula during the past 24 hours. Determined enemy at tempts at infiltration through our lines were frustrated. Some Japan ese prisoners were taken. "Practically no hostile air activity wfas noted.” Soviet Army Advance Of 115 Miles Past Taganrog Reported j By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, Sunday, Feb. 1.— The Russian Army has captured Berestovoya, 115 miles west of German-held Taganrog and 30 miles north of the Sea of Azov, in a smashing blow threatening the Southern Ukraine anchor of the Nazi defense lines, the Red Army newspaper Red Star re ported today in a warfront dis patch. Red Star said a full-scale offen sive had been in progress on this southern flank of the tremendous front for several days, with th" Germans subjected to day and night pressure. Eerestovoya is 30 miles nbrth of O sipenkn (Berdyansk), port on ths Sea of Azov, and halfway between Melitipol and Mariupol. Apparently the Russian forces em-. ployed in this new thrust by-passed Taganrog itself in an effort to out flank and trap the German garrison there. It was to Taganrog that the German forces retired after the Soviet counter offensive had blasted i them out of Rostov, the gateway to the Caucasus. (The thrust marked an advance of more than 100 miles from the last lines reported by the Rus sians in this area. These ran from east of Taganrog to well east of Ordzhonikidze. The Rus sians gave no indication of how they had reached this pcint, but it may have been by an advance alone the railroad which runs from Stalino to Melitopol, by-passing other points on the route. It might also have been a landing west of Taganrog on the Sea of Azov, which the Russians men tioned January 15. (In any case, the sudden an nouncement of the taking of a town well to the west of their lines, after a long silence concern ing activity in the area, fits in with Russian policy recently. (On Thursday the Russians suddenly announced they had captured Lozovaya, marking a 93 mile penetration from previously reported lines in this area. (Lozovaya is almost on a direct line 135 miles north of Beres tovoya. (On a map of the Russian lines last reported the two thrusts to Lozovaya and Berestovoya look like two long prangs thrust out from the Russian lines between Kharkov and the Sea of Azov. With complete details still lack ing, the shape of the front in this area cannot be defined exactly. (In announcing the recapture of Lozovaya, the Russians said they had retaken 400 populated centers in a 10-day advance in which 25.000 Germans were killed. Thus the rewon Soviet territory in the south may be much more extensive than indicated by a map showing a sharp arm reach ing out to Lozovaya. (Both thrusts could easily be aimed at the bend in the Dnieper River which comes east in this area.) Earlier reports said the Russians had broken through the German (See RUSSIAN, Page A-10.) Girl Dies After Drinking 5 Quarts of Water in Test Bj the Associated Press. NEWARK, N. J„ Jan. 31.—Twelve year-old Margaret Boylan died to day in her mother's arms a few hours after drinking 110 small glasses of water while playing party. Dr. Harrison Martland, Essex County medical examiner, issued a tentative verdict of “death from in ternal drowning.” He said the girl drank about five quarts of water. Sergt. Thomas J. Birmingham of the Newark police casualty squad reported that Margaret, her brother, Philip, jr., 15, and her sister, Kath leen, 14, had held a contest last night in the kitchen of their home to see who could drink the most water. Philip drank 140 whisky glasses full and Kathleen 120, they told Sergt. Birmingham. Margaret drank 110 glasses in a short time. She died shortly after midnight. Dr. Martland said Philip had a slight heart palpitation today but Kathleen showed no ill effects. Fingerprinting 15,000 Liquor Store Workers Stymies Police Fifteen thousand District liquor licensees and employes must be fingerprinted in order to obtain li cense renewals under regulations by the Commissioners effective to day—and the police, who do the fingerprinting, were “frantic” last night over how the job is to be done. According to police sources, the identification bureau’s six - man staff under Sergt. Viggo H. Larsen has a present backlog of work that would take almost three months to dispose of. The main job, it was said, is not taking impressions but classifica tion and filing of prints which con sumes anywhere from five minutes to half an hour dut to blurs or bad prints. Hie new regulations require aQ new licensees obtaining certain types of licenses from the District Government and all old licensees as they come up for renewal. But the fact that nearly all of the liquor licenses—perhaps 1.500 of them—must be renewed as of today, throws the whole burden of the old licensees on the department at one time.. For the past several weeks, the following types of original and re newed licensees have submitted to fingerprinting. Operators of massage, bowling, bil liard and pool establishments; solici tors, private detectives, fortune tellers, mediums, clairvoyants, street vendors, junk dealers and dealers in second-hand personal property; (See FINGERPRINTS, Page A-».) British Vessel Torpedoed; 34 Reach Bermuda 32 Landed in Canada After Sub Attack; in Open Boat 18 Hours Bf the Associated Press. HAMILTON, Bermuda (Passed by British Censor), Jan. 31.— Thirty-four survivors of a Brit ish merchantman torpedoed early today were landed here this afternoon by a United States destroyer. The crewmen said that after sending three torpedoes into their vessel the submarine tried unsuccessfully to smash the three lifeboats in which the ship’s hands escaped. Those arriving here were from two of the lifeboats. The third was un- j derstcod to have been picked up by : another rescue ship. The survivors said their two life boats. lashed together, were sighted by an Atlantic patrol plane which guided the American destroyer to the rescue. As they drifted through the bit terly cold night a portable radio brought along by one of the men was turned on and ironically, the first thing they heard was a New York station broadcasting a furrier’s announcement: “Now is the time to buy your winter coats.’’ 32 Freighter Survivors Landed in Canada AN EAST COAST CANADIAN PORT, Jan. 31 (/Pt.—Thirty-two survivors of the crew of a British freighter, the latest victims in the German submarine against At lantic shipping, have been brought here after a U-boat sent three tor pedoes into their ship killing 10 men. They spent 18 hours tossing in an open life boat in the freezing cold of the North Atlantic before being picked up. They said the second torpedo came as they were lowering the life boats. One of the boats was shattered and six men died of the concussion or were so stunned they drowned. Four were pulled aboard the second life boat. Four of them died later of wounds or exposure. Survivors said the submarine sur faced briefly, then disappeared. Rochester Survivors Disagree on U-Boat Size (Pictures on Page A-10 ) NORFOLK, Va„ Jan. 31 ufV— Survivors of the tanker Rochester, sunk off the Virginia coast yesterday, disagreed after their landing here today about the size of the attack ing submarine but agreed that the German U-boatmen were ‘bum shooters." The tanker, owned by the Socony Vacuum Co., was struck by two torpedoes in broad daylight, killing three of the crew. The submarine then came to the surface and fired 13 shells, several of which missed their target. Chief Officer L. J. Davidson of Little Falls, N. J., said the "Ger mans were bum shooters, but even though they couldn’t shoot they sure were polite. “When the sub started shelling the ship we were between the two vessels tin a lifeboat) and in the line of fire,” he added. "The sub marine waved us away, and some one on her shouted in English, ’Get, (See U-BOATS, Page A-4.) (He ain't no Parasite, boss. X I /HES A LQCAL7AXRAYER, A RESPECTED \ i vestryman, he canY VbTT and he \ CLAIMS RESIDENCE NOWHERE ELSE. I \TfYDU KjCKHIMOUT, I’M SUNKy Allied Pooling Plan Expected to Supplant Lease-Lend Setup Hcpkins and Dill Meet With Army and Navy Officers to Map Program By BLAIR BOLLES. An early death for the lease lend program in all but its most limited functions is being charted here in Washington by the American and British offi cials working out the details of the materials pooling scheme announced by President Roose velt. After their work is done it is expected that the only ma terials shipped abroad under the lease-lend arrangement will be food supplies and the few weapons, like anti-aircraft guns, of a type which our Allies but not we ourselves use. With the reorganization complete the lease-lend administration will exist as little more than a book keeping agency. From an early date forward all the United Nations will be sharing American-made war goods rather than receiving them with the understanding that some sort of future payment is tp be made on them, either in kind or in cash or in deeds. Another step toward the reorgan ization was taken yesterday, when Harry Hopkins met at the White House with Fiefd Marshal Sir John Dill, the British government's su preme military spokesman in the United States, and high American Army and Naval officers to discuss the progress of the three-point pool ing plan, which calls for a combined raw materials board, a munitions assignment board and a combined shipping adjustment board. The full change from the old system to the new awaits the estab lishment of the Allied supply coun cil, which is the central interest of the Hopkins-Dill conversations at the present. Rearrangement of the British government, with some steps taken to place Lord Beaverbrook, now (See ARMS POOL, Page A-IO) I -— . The Record for 1941 TOTAL ADVERTISING. Lines 1— Washington Star_ 24,022,352 2— New York Times_ 21,343,881 3— Baltimore Sun_ 21,303,201 4— Chicago Tribune_ 21,282,935 5— Detroit News_21,101,888 6— Milwaukee Journal_ 20,860,771 7— New York News_ 19,145,117 8— Los Angeles Times_, 17,878,388 9— Pittsburgh Press_ 17,736,347 *10—Akron Beacon-Journal_ 17,693,151 For the past ten consecutive years The Star has led all newspapers in the United States in total advertising. Advertising in Washington Newspapers. Lines The Evening and Sunday Star- 24,022,352 2nd Newspaper_ 14,833,380 3rd Newspaper. 11,799,352 4th Newspaper_ 7,181,454 The STAR is a mighty guide to tomorrow’s buying activities in Washington. Circulation The STAR’S circulation is more than double that of any other Washington newspaper in the afternoon and evening (not including noon editions), and its total circulation in Washington far exceeds that of any of its contemporaries in the morning or Sunday field. 97 % of The STAR’S circulation is within Washington and its trading area and has increased 18,000 during the past year. Navy to Rent 4 Colleges to Train 30,000 'Tough' Pilots a Year Each School to Be an 'Annapolis of the Air'; Men to Get Boxing, Jui-Jitsu and Long Hikes By CLAUDE A. MAHONEY. Secretary of the Navy Knox last night announced the most extensive airplane pilot training program in American Naval his tory, designed to start 30.000 young men a year on the road to becoming the toughest and most resourceful fighters in the world. Four unnamed universities will be rented from their owners and operated for the preliminary ground training. Each will be comparable in size to the Naval* Academy at Annapolis, and each is to become an “Annapolis of the Air.’’ the Navy said. One will be in the East, one in the West, an other in the South, and the fourth in the Mid-West. On these Navy-operated cam puses. famous coaches and athletic directors will put the cadets through a man-building program of such vigor that “they will learn to march up to 40 miles from sunup to sun down, will be set at ditch-digging, wood-chopping and land-clearing, and will be extensively schooled in such realistic self-defense arts as boxing, advanced jui jitsu, and rough-and-tumble fighting." Indicating that the Navy wants Wickard's Farm Price Views Disappoint Senate Group Secretary Indicates Growers Won't Receive As Much as They Want By GOULD LINCOLN. Members of the Senate Agri culture Committee yesterday wondered if they had picked “a lemon” when they insisted on the Bankhead amendment to the Price Control Act. which gave Secretary of Agriculture Wickard the final say on prices for agri- j cultural commodities. Suspecting that all was not as it appeared on the surface, the com mittee called Mr. Wickard before j it yesterday and questioned him at length at morning and afternoon sessions. It developed that Secretary Wick ard intended to keep farmers' prices "around parity"—that he felt under no obligations to see that the prices paid farmers should go. as high as 110 per cent of parity or to the price level of 1919-1929. These are among the four provisions of the price control act which are to pro vide a "ceiling” on farm prices be fore the fixing of prices can be undertaken. The other two are: the price paid on October 1, 1941. and the price paid on December 15, 1941. In any case, the higest price under these four yardsticks must be reached before fixing by the Price Control Administration can begin. His Stand Causes Regret? The Senators with regret that Mr. Wickard was not planning to bring the farm prices to 110 per cent of parity, and that if the farmers received "parity” for their products that would be sufficient. Further, Mr. Wickard explained that parity income by the farmer did not mean getting the actual prices of food stuffs and other agricultural prod ucts up to “parity”, but that if the prices rose to a point where, by adding the present Government subsidies under soil conservation programs, etc., to the prices received parity receipts to farmers were ac complished, enough would have been done by the farmers. Parity is the price at which a farm product has the same pur chasing power in terms of non farm products that it had in a base period, usually 1909-14. It also was developed that it was the plan of the Secretary to keep (Continued on Page A-6, Column 1.) Complete Index Page A-2 Radio Programs Page E-4 its pilots to be prepared to defend themselves under any conditions and climates, the announcement says the young men will be taught “to be expert swimmers and life savers, to take care of themselves in a jungle, in a blizzard, and in barren desert lands." The rough and-tumble course will stress get ting control of an opponent and “liquidating'1 him by physical means. Two Years of College Needed. Lt. Comdr. Tom Hamilton, former head football coach at the Naval Academy, will direct the physical course, and Lt. Comdr. Gene Tun ney, U. S. N. R., will be available 'See PILOTS, Page A-O Five Persons Killed In 3 Auto Crashes on Baltimore Boulevard Head-on Collision Claims Three Lives, Critically Injures Another Person Five persons were killed and a sixth was critically injured yes terday in three automobile acci dents on the Baltimore boule vard. Three of the five victims were killed instantly in a head-on col lision between two automobiles near Elkridge, according to police. They were James H. Brown. 35; his wife, also 35, and John H. Crist, all of Baltimore. Police said Mr. Crist was driving the car in which the Browns were riding. Mrs. Charlotte C. Beckwith, 37, of Connecticut who, police said, was driving the other car, was taken to St. Agnes’ Hospital in Baltimore. Attendants there said her condition was critical. She suffered a frac tured ankle and leg and possible internal injuries. Car Sideswipe* Truck. Alonzo Harris, 31, colored, of Wil mington, Del., was fatally injured near Beltsville when the car he was driving sideswiped another and struck a truck. He died shortly afterwards in Casualty Hospital. Miss Olean Prince, 18. colored. 1121 Holbrook terrace N.E., died in Casualty Hospital nearly 12 hours —(See ACCIDENTS. Page A-10.) Rush Holt Is Called For Draft Examination By the Associated Pres*. WESTON. W. Va., Jan. 31.—For mer United States Senator Rush Dew Holt, an Isolationist before the outbreak of hostilities, was among 49 draftees called up by the Lewis County Draft Board today for ex amination. The preliminary examinations, be fore Dr. C. R. Davisson of Weston, will be made next Thursday and those passed will be sent on to Clarksburg for a final checkup Mr. Holt, who will be 37 years old June 19, was 35 In October, 1940, at the time of the first selective service registration. The former Senator, who waited until June, 1935, to take his seat, retired from the Senate in January, 1941. He married Miss Helen Froelichs of Gridley, 111., last summer. At Mr. Holt’s home it was said he probably was en route to Weston from Washington and expected to arrive tonight or tomorrow. In the last few months he had spent a considerable amount of his time In hU home town. Welders Defy War Board fo Quit Shipyards 1654 Leave Jobs In Puget Sound Inter-Union Dispute By the Associated Press. TACOMA, Jan. 31.—A walkout of welders disputing with A. F. L. unions took 1,654 men off their jobs in Puget Sound shipyards today in the face of a flat refusal by the War Production Board to recognize their independent or ganization. The walkout left 1,180 welders idle in the Tacoma yard of the Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation, 454 at the Seattle yard of the same company, and 20 at the Associated Shipbuilders at Seattle. Several other yards in Seattle and the huge Boeing Aircraft plant reported all their welders were working, al though Welders’ Independent Un ion officials there had predicted 1.300 would be off the job by to night. $100,000,000 Contracts Held. The welders said all their mem bers at the Tacoma plant, which employs 6,500 persons and holds $100,000,000 in war contracts, had walked off the job. The War Production Board stand was outlined in a telegram from Paul R. Porter, chairman of the Shipbuilding Stabilization Commit tee, to Dave Basor, Seattle Welders* official. The wire said the board "expects all shipyard welders to serve their country by remaining at their jobs. A strike in the ship yards while our Nation is at war and American lives are at stake is intolerable.'* Election Plea Rejected. It added that the National Labor Relations Board yesterday had dis missed a welders' plea for an elec tion to determine whether the men should be represented by the A . F. L. Metal Trades Union or their own independent union. Therefore, Porter concluded, the A. F. L. Metal Trades Unions "must be recognized as the exclusive bargain ing agency, as stipulated in exist ing contracts between shipbuilding companies and the A. F. L.'* Porter said he had been asked by Donald M. Nelson, director of war time production, to reply to Basor. Basor had telegraphed an appeal to Nelson. Basor said that dismissal of welders at the Boeing Aircraft Co. because they did not pay dues to the Aeronautical Mechanics Union wa* responsible for the Seattle walkout. The work interruption at Tacoma was a renewal of a walkout last November stopped by O. P. M. order upon the outbreak of war. Work on Ships Not Halted. Work on the ships at the plant did not stop because of the walkout, but in the previous dispute work was curtailed gradually for about a week until almost all activity was suspended. The dispute was between welders and the A. F. of L. The A. F. of L. refused to let the welders—who had been affiliated with various A. F. of L. unions—form an independent union. The welders said many of their members thus were forced to maintain cards in more than one union in order to work on various Jobs Today's development came to 9 head when several welders were dis missed from work for failure to pay dues to the A. F. of L. Boiler Makers' Union. With their dismis sal. the rest of the welders stopped work. The shipyards have a closed shop contract with the A. F. of L. and hiring Is done at union halls. Meat Ration Is Reduced By Italian Government ROME, January 31 (Andi to Asso ciated Press'—The Italian Govern ment today reduced the meat ration to three and one-half ounces a week for each person and restricted its consumption to one day a week. Henceforth Italians may eat meat only at luncheon on Saturdays, while other week-end meals must be restricted to vegetables and fruit. The orders were issued through the recently formed Inter-minis terial Food Control Committee headed by Premier Mussolini. Another edict extended penalties for evasion of food regulations to include those guilty of buying edi bles privately and selling them at increased prices. The committee indicated the milk ration which now is one-tenth of a liter (about a fifth of a pint) daily would be reduced even further. Mrs. Longworth Calls Herself a 52-Year 'Squatter' Here One comment on the Presi dent's suggestion that ‘para sites'' should leave the Capital came yesterday from Mrs. Nicholas Longworth, widow of the Speaker of the House and herself once a White House oc cupant as daughter of Theodore Roosevelt. She called herself a “squatter” of 52 years' standing. She added; “You may say Mrs. Long worth seemed to be taking It with amused aquanlmity."