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Warmer tonight; lowest tomorrow morning slightly below freezing. Temperatures today— Highest, 40, at 4 p.m.; lowest, 17, at 5:50 am. From the United state! Weamer Bureau Report. Full Detail! on Pare A-S. Closina N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 18. NIGHT FINAL SPORTS (0) Meant Assoclattd Pratt. 90th YEAR. No. 35,708. WASHINGTON, D. C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1942-THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES. THREE CENTS. TWO DIE AS SUB SINKS SHIP OFF MARYLAND labor and Trade < Groups Urged to Give Up Offices % House Hears Plea For Move to Relieve Space Shortage Here (Earlier Story on Page B-l.) Representative Kennedy, Dem ocrat, of New York told the House this afternoon labor and business organizations such as the A. F. L., C. I. O. and the United States Chamber of Com merce should move out of Wash ington during the war and rent their offices to the Government lor $1 a year to relieve the acute space shortage. Mr. Kennedy described the Cham ber of Commerce Building at Con necticut avenue and H street N.W. ms a “marble palace" and said it vu occupied by only a few persons. It could, he suggested, be added to the White House or the War De partment. Say* Nation Would Approve. He added that if from 15,000 to 20,000 persons would move out of Washington the housing problem would be greatly relieved. President Roosevelt and the people of the United States, he predicted, would approve the suggestion. “I recently looked over the tele phone directory and found there are more than 600 organizations in Washington," said Mr. Kennedy. “Some of these have small offices, but some have entire buildings. Altogether their offices run Into millions of square feet. If we could commandeer this space it would help the present congested situation. "Washington is the adopted seat of the National Government. But today we find organizations have come here in numbers and taken it over. Many are labor organizations. They occupy a substantial portion of the business property and their attaches occupy many apartments. It would help our war efTort if they would all pack up and go home." Sees Chance for Patriotism. "It would be better.” Mr. Kennedy continued, “if the labor organiza tions expressed their patriotism by renting the space they occupy to the Government at $1 a year. “Imagine the result." he concluded, “if tomorrow the A. F. L., the C. I. O., and other labor and business organizations would move out of Washington. I would not pull them up by the roots and send them to Timbuctoo. but if they would leave voluntarily it would be a big help.” U. S. to Aid Small Firms In War Jobs, Odium Says .By th* Associated Press. Floyd B. Odium, formerly direc tor of contract distribution for the O. P. M„ declared today that the Government would assist small businesses in converting to war or essential civilian production, but that “no business can expect raw materials to carry on for any other purpose.” “I say to small manufacturers that they should and must get on their toes right now and conform themselves to such an approach and to our present war and essen tial civilian economy," Mr. Odium, now special economic adviser to Donald M. Nelson, told the Wash ington Advertising Club in an ad dress. “How much must we produce of war materials?” he asked. “Every bit that can be made by every machine that can be spared from essential civilian work. How much must we cut our civilian economy? To the bone, when by so doing, we release materials or a machine for war work, or release food and other like supplies needed by our Allies.” Late Races Earlier Results, Rossvan’s, Other Selections and Entries for Tomor - row, Page 2-X. Hialeah Park FIFTH RAGE—Purse. *1.500; Grade C Handicap; 3-year-olds and upward: 7 fur longs. Cap* Cod (James) 11.10 8.30 4 00 Roncat (Lindberg) 21.90 8.90 Kansas City (Strickler) 3.20 Time, l:24‘/s. _Also ran—Night Glow. Lord Kitchener, Third Covey. Verse. Hornblende, Sickle T., Cadmium and Choppy Sea. SIXTH RACE—Purse. *1.800: Grade B Handicap; 3-year-olds and upward; 7 fur tonga. Zacatlne (James) 6.60 3.00 2.40 Big Ben (Westrope) 3.50 2.7n Ala king (Wall) 2.60 Time. 1:24. Also ran—The Rhymer. Llanero and Rind*. SEVENTH RACE—Purse* *1,200; claim ing: 4-year-olds and upward; 1*4 miles, •uertero (James) 12.90 5.40 3.40 Hereshecomes (Mehrtens) 4.90 3.80 Stem-Winder (Caflarella) 5.20 Time. 2:31 3-5. Also ran—Starlike. Bright Gray. Hill blond. Belfry Chimes. Fair Grounds THIRD RACE—Purse. *800: allowances; 1-year-olds: l mile and 70 yards. f liver Grail (George) 6.40 3.80 2 80 Irst Draftee (Barber) 4.60 2.60 aldlna Ptro iCraig) 4.00 Iime. 1:46. lao ran—Baruna. Fond Hopes and Sarong. FOURTH RACE—Purse. *600; allow ances: 2-year-olds; 2 furlongs. (Bitpamlnk (George) 11.00 8.00 6.80 My Tat Rambler (Olidewell) 6.00 4.80 Glenock (Brooks) 9.60 Time. 0:23 2-5. Also ran—Liberty Jr.. Khamcia. Oomph. (John's Teddy, f Madlynne. Be Wise. Greenock’s Image, Roslante and Bo Way. f field. FIFTH RACE—Purse. *600: allow ances; 4-year-olds and upward; 6 furlongs. Kentown (George) 15.80 6.60 3.00 Sir Kid (Olidewell) 3.80 3.00 ralrmond (Craig) 3.80 Time, 1:22*«. Also ran—Handy Justice, i Purcellville. • Chance Ten. Wewmour. Imperial Impy. a J. C. Braswell-Mrs. S. On entry. War Frauds Unit Created By Biddle By the Awocitted Preu. Attorney General Biddle estab lished today a War Frauds Unit, operating under both the anti trust and criminal divisions of the Justice Department, to in vestigate and prosecute com plaints growing out of war pro duction contracts. Fowler Hamilton, a special as sistant to the Attorney General, was chosen to head the new unit and will select his stall from the two i divisions. “The war frauds unit,” the Attor ! ney General said, “will undertake i a searching study of complaint of collusive bidding, false representa tions to Federal agencies in connec tion with Government contracts, profiteering and all other charges of frauds upon the Government in connection with prosecution of the war. “In recent months there have been numerous charges of such frauds; the function of the war frauds unit will be to examine these charges, prosecute those which prove to be well founded and inform the public in’ those cases where the charges are found to have no basis in fact.” Meanwhile, Chairman Walsh of the Senate NavBl Committee pro posed that contractors who defraud | the Government in time of war by false cost statements be punished by loss of citizenship Just as are Army or Navy deserters. The proposal, amending a Navy contracts bill, would provide as ad I ditional punishment a maximum fine of *10,000 and 10 years’ im prisonment. House Unit Would Cul Free War Insurance For Property Loss Banking Group Opposes $15,000 Maximum, Favors $7,500 Limit (Earlier Story on Page A-2.) Bj the Associated Press. Banking Committee members indicated today they would urge I the House to pare sharply the I $15,000 maximum free insurance ! for property loss proposed In a Senate-approved bill to set up a war damage corporation. The members were described as feeling that the top amount of cov erage the Government should pro vide free ought to be about $7,500. On other provisions of the Senate measure the committee was in gen eral agreement and indications were the bill would be approved tomorrow and sent to the House floor. As passed by the Senate the bill creates a $1,000,000,000 fund to in | sure the property of American citi j zens from damage by enemy war action. The program would be ad ministered by a subsidiary agency of j the Reconstruction Finance Corp. known as the War Damage Corp. The House committee accepted an I amendment to deny the free cov erage to water cargo shipments in cases where private insurance Is i available at “reasonable rates.” Discussion of the property In surance arrangement has brought up the question of providing free life insurance for members of the armed forces. ! Soerabaja Hotels Seem To Be Japs' Chief Target (Earlier story on Page A-l). By the Associated Press. SOERABAJA, Java, Feb. 4 — Aneta reported today that Soera baja’s biggest hotels seemed to have been the ehief objective in the Jap anese air attack on East Java yes terday and suggested that the Jap anese apparently thought they housed high Dutch and Allied of ficers. “It is certainly peculiar that so many were hit,” the Dutch news agency quoted a military authority as saying. He suggested that the Japanese must have thought the Dutch and United Nations head quarters were located here. Aneta said the Tokio radio de clared recently that both headquar ters would be bombed. Group Insurance Ended For Ford Co. Employes By the Associated Press. DETROIT, Feb. 4. — Bulletin boards notified Ford Motor Co. em ployes today that the corporation had abandoned its $20,000,000 group insurance plan, effective February 28. The plan provided a $1,500 life policy, sick benefits of $15 a week, hospitalization and surgical care. The Travelers Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn., which carries the group policy, was notified of can cellation on January 26, company officials said. They declined to dis cuss the reasons for terminating the arrangement. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, Feb. 4 (TP).— Stocks higher; leaders extend slow recovery. Bonds improved; rails rally after early losses. Cotton strong; trade and New Orleans buying. CHICAGO: Wheat higher; scattered mill buying. Com higher; improved shipping busi ness. Hogs steady to 10 higher; top. $12.50; receipts below ex pectations. Cattle—Strong to 25 higher; smaller arrivals. House Approves Fringe Parking Legislation President to Get Bill After Minor Correction Legislation long sought by the District Commissioners to en able them to relieve Washing ton’s traffic congestion by estab lishing municipally-owned auto mobile parking lots on the fringe of the business area was ap proved by the House this after noon. The bill authorizing the parking lots already has been passed by the Senate, and must be returned there for correction of a title section num ber before going to President Roose velt for signature. Two days ago the bill was favor ably reported by the House District Committee. Speedy House action was made possible by Committee Chairman Randolph, who asked its consideration under a unanimous consent agreement. Otherwise, the measure would have had to wait for consideration until Monday, the next regular day for action on Dis trict legislation. Appealing for quick approval of the bill, Representative Randolph told the House the establishment of municipally - owned parking lots would relieve the business section of from 18 to 20 per cent of the cars now parked there at the curb. Plumley Hits Rent Boosts. Meanwhile Representative Plum ley. Republican, of Vermont, pro tested to the House that since Jan uary 28 he has been endeavoring to call to the attention of the District committee reports that automobile parking lots and storage garages have raised rents 60 per cent, “which j is pure profiteering.” ! He emphasized that he was not personally affected but was endeav oring to protect war workers from “these pirates." Representative Randolph said he had received similar complaints from Representative Ford. Repub lican, of California and had prom ised to give consideration to the question. Representative Dirksen, Repub lican, of Illinois, a member of the District Committee, explained the rent control law does not include auto lots or auto storage rental. He | thought that the problem could be I partially solved under his bill for I control of parking lots and garages and declared: "Here is profiteering.” He said he had received complaints from hundreds of Government workers but believed that the com mittee would find a solution of the problem. I _ Allied Warships Sink Two Nazi Supply Ships By the Associated Press. LONDON. Feb. 4—Allied war ships intercepted two Axis supply ships off the Channel islands this | morning and left both of them ! sinking, the Admiralty announced tonight. Light naval forces, including units of the Polish Navy, were said to have intercepted the supply ships and blasted them with sheilftre at close range. The announcement said the Allied forces suffered no casualties or damage in the action off the German-seized British Islands off France’s Normandy coast. Two JU88 (Junkers) dive bombers also were shot down into the sea by gunfire of British ships, the Admiralty announced. One. at tempting to attack a convoy, was engaged by a trawler, whose tracer bullets, many of which hit the air craft, indicated the target to H. M. S. Atherstone and this ship at once put flp a heavy barrage. A JU88 was seen to swerve and its bombs fell harmlessly into the sea. A few minutes later the aircraft crashed into the sea in the middle of a con voy. The other JU88 was shot down by the minesweeper Britomart. The aircraft attacked from a low level, but was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed into the sea in flames. Joe Cook, Sick, fo Leave Stage After 20 Years By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 4—Joe Cook, Broadway stage comedian for more than 20 years, announced his retire ment today. "Having been on the sick list for quite a while now,’’ Mr. Cook said, "I have decided to retire from the theater.” He is 51. Mr. Cook, who started in show business as a boy vaudeville actor with his brother in their home town, Evansville, Ind., delighted audiences for years with his “how to imitate four Hawaiians” act. Besides being a hilarious comedian he also did such stunts in his many shows as wire walking, fancy shoot ing, soft shoe dancing and comet playing. He was starred in many Broadway musical shows, including "Rain or Shine,” "Fine and Dandy” and "Hold Your Horses.” Nazis Legalize Looting VICHY, Feb. 4 <*>).—Penalties in cluding death for Frenchmen fail ing to carry out German orders re quisitioning services or goods in the occupied area were announced to day in an order signed by the com mander of German occupation troops. CINCINNATI. — THE DRIVER KEPT HIS HEAD —This heavy street railway motor bus skidded 300 feet on the icy pavement today, coming to a halt as it teetered over the edge of a viaduct wall. Forty passengers escaped unhurt when the driver, Owen Snell (at left, in uniform cap) herded them into the rear to counterbalance the bus and prevent a plunge over the side. They then stepped gingerly through a side door. —A. P. Wirephoto. Free Postage for Hen In Service 0. K.'d by House Subcommittee Use of Census Data by U. S. Agencies Written Into War Powers Bill By J. A. O’LEARY. Free postage for men in the armed services in this country or abroad, written into the sec ond war powers bill by the Sen ate, has been approved by a House subcommittee, and is awaiting final action by the en tire Judiciary Committee tomor row. The subcommittee, headed by Rep resentative McLaughlin of Ne braska. is understood to have recom mended several changes in other features of the biil, including a new section to make available to other Government agencies statistics gath ered by the Census Bureau, to fur ther the war effort. One of the purposes of this section, it was said, is to aid in keeping records of aliens. It was emphasized that the census data are not to be made public, but 1 merely used by Government agen i cies. j The subcommittee also has recom mended approval of the new au thority given Federal Reserve banks to buy Government bonds directly from the Treasury without going to the open market, but this still awaits action by the Judiciary Committee. The full committee worked on the subcommittee's recommendations for two hours this morning, but recessed until tomorrow without fin ishing the bill. The Federal Reserve direct bond buying provision met with some opposition in the Senate from Senators who feared it might lead to inflation. Administration leaders gave assurance, however, the authority would not be abused and contended the power should exist if its use became necessary to handle war financing. Only a minor change was made by the House subcommittee in the sec tion fixing penalties for violation of priority orders. As the bill left the Senate it con tained 14 specific grants of power to various Government boards to enable them to push the war against the Axis more effectively. Four Navy Flyers Killed In Two Florida Crashes Four Navy flyers were killed and five were injured in a plane crash and collision near the Pensacola (Fla.) Naval Air Station yesterday, the Navy announced today. Ensign William Oldert, U. S. N. R., of New York, and Aviation Cadet William Herbert Buck. U. S. N. R.. of Missouri, were killed in the colli sion of two planes, and Sergt. Michael Paul Balko, U. S. M. C., of Connecticut was injured critically. In the crash of a seaplane. Stu dent Pilot Bertrand Joseph Clapper, radioman, third class, of Florida, and Student Frederick Louis Bockwin kel, aviation machinist’s mate, first class, were killed. Minor injuries were sustained in this crash by the pilot, Ensign Woodrow F. Kramer, U. S. N. R., of Minnesota: Aviation £adet Mark R. Kravitz, U. S. N. R„ of Massachusetts; Aviation Cadet Ernest J. Mondon, California, and Howard S. Taylor, seaman, first class, Michigan. Seven Persons Perish As Fire Razes Home By the Associated Press. EMLENTON. Pa., Feb. 4.—Seven persons perished early today in a fire that destroyed their one-story, four-room frame home near this Western Pennsylvania community. The victims were Harry Elder, 36-year-old coal loader; his wife, 35; their four children, Joan, 7; Margaret, 5; Donna, 3, and Mary, 2, and a niece of Mrs. Elder, Elolse McKarns, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prank McKarns of Washing ton, Pa. A son of the Elders, 14-year-old Ernest Elder, escaped by crawling through a window of the blazing structure. . Late News Bulletins Japs Claim Damage to Airdrome in Burma TOKIO (Japanese Broadcast) —Japanese bombers at tacked the airdrome at Toungoo on the Rangoon-Lashio railway for the second consecutive day today, the Japanese News Agency reported. Destruction of several Allied fighters on the ground and wrecking of some hangars were claimed. (Earlier Story on Page A-6.) British Bomb Jap Forces in Burma RANGOON <JP).—British aircraft today bombed Japanese invaders in the Martaban sector, where strong enemy forces have been trying to cross the Salween River on their west ward thrust into Burma. (Earlier Story on Page A-6.) Georgetown Prep, 37; Devitt, 20 Georgetown Prep defeated Devitt. 37-20, in a basket ball game at Garrett Park, Md., this afternoon. Georgetown's Schneider was high scorer with 15 points. Episcopal Tops Roosevelt, 28-20 Episcopal High defeated Roosevelt. 28-20. in a basket ball game this afternoon on the winner’s court. Burnett, of Epis copal, was high scorer with 14 points. 'Scorched Earth' Policy Used On Valuables in Philippines By the Associated Press. A Treasury official told the Sen : ate Naval Committee today that 1 the Nazis seized *100,000,000 of ne gotiable securities when they in vaded Holland, although steps might have been taken to avert the seizure. Stephen J. Spingam, special as sistant to the general counsel of the Treasury, told the committee that because of this lesson the United States applied the ‘ scorched earth'' policy to securities, gold, paper money, coins, jewels and other valuables in the Philippines long before the Japanese occupa | tion. Mr. Spingam appeared before the i committee to ask that Treasury rep j resentatives who had been captured by the Japanese be given the benefits of a proposal to provide allowances for dependents of Army and Navy personnel and civilian employes who fell into enemy hands. The night Germany invaded the Netherlands, Mr. Spingarn related, Dutch diplomats went to the home of Treasury Secretary Morgenthau for advice on how to save their se curities in Holland. Mr. Morgenthau, Mr. Spingarn re lated, suggested that they be burned in the presence of a United States consular official. Although this advice was relayed to the Dutch government, the wit ness added, the Dutch were "timid” about destroying the securities, and uncertain whether the Germans would take the country, and they fell into Nazi hands. Some Nazi Food Rations Raised; Diet Nearly Double the Italians' By the Associated Press. BERN. Switzerland. Feb. 4.—An nouncement of German food allow i ances for the period February 8 to | March 9 today showed that the Ger mans still are maintaining a war time diet more than twice that of some Nazi-occupied territory and almost double the Italian rations. German rations of such staples as bread, flour, meat and sugar are not changed by the new orders, while a few other items, including butter, cheese and eggs, are increased slightly. During the month Ger mans will be allowed 62 Vi grams (22 ounces) of butter and the same amount of cheese—very little, yet an J improvement over their January al j lowance. They will get two eggs each, com pared to none at all last month. These Increases are due to con tinued imports from the occupied countries, which must deliver cer tain amounts to the Reich regard less of their own needs. Travelers returning from Prance report that German purchasing commissions both in the occupied and unoccupied zones are buying food at much higher prices than the Prench can afford to pay. A good harvest year also has enabled Germany to export wheat to Finland. But, while she apparently still has ample grain to feed her own people and those fighting with her, increasing demands are being made on the occupied countries to keep the Nazi reserves from diminishing. C. 1.0. Workers Strike Arms Plant at Detroit By the Associated Press. DETROIT, Feb. 4 —C. I. O. mem \ bers employed by the Michigan | Steel Tube Products Co. struck to ! day to enforce demands for a wage i increase. The plant employs ap j proximately 500 and its output con sists exclusively of gun and tank ! parts. Edward Owen, State labor con ciliator, said wage conferences be tween company and union officials following the filing of a strike in tent notice on December 30 broke off at noon today, when the com pany reported production had been reduced 35 per cent in the past week "by a slow-down strike” and that it could ngt consider wage in creases until normal production was resumed. Mr. Owen said the employes are demanding an additional 15 cents an hour, but did not reveal current wage scales. Suspension of Eads Extended Ten Days By the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 4.-Wendell Eads, contact Jockey for Warren Wright’s Calumet Farm whose rough riding Tuesday drew him a 15-day suspension effective tomor row, today had that suspension ex tended another ten day* following disqualification of his mount, Dis tant Isle, in the third race at Hia leah Park. The stewards ordered Eads’’term on the ground extended to March 5 for careless riding and interfering with Inscollan at the head of the stretch. Inscollan was placed first after finishing second behind Dis tant Isle, 3 to 4 choice. A. A. A. Auditing Unit To Be Shifted to Ohio By the A»*oel»ted Press. The Agricultural Adjustment Ad ministration said today its auditing and accounts section, employing ■pout 250 persona, would be trans ferred to Columbus, Ohio. A. Beaverbrook Named ! War Production Head In New Cabinet Post Move Aimed to Increase Co-operation With U. S.; Duncan Is Advanced Bt the Associated Picss. LONDON, Feb. 4.—Prime Min ister Churchill created the new cabinet post of Minister of War Production today, an assignment aimed specifically at peak co operation between Britain and the United States, and entrusted it to Lord Beaverbrook, one of his most valued aides. The new ministry roughly parallels the office of Donald M. Nelson in di recting the United States’ war pro duction. Making that comparison himself in the House of Commons last week, Mr. Churchill said; "All the resources of our two coun tries are now pooled in shipping, munitions and raw materials; and some similar office—I will not say with the same scope but with similar scope—must be created here If harmonious and complete working between Great Britain and the United States is maintained at this high level.” Duncan Succeeds Beaverbrook. Lord Beaverbrook is succeeded as Minister of Supply by Sir An drew Rae Duncan, until now presi dent of the Board of Trade. Sir Rae is a British industrialist and a former minister of supply. The assignments did not include Sir Stafford Cripps. former British Ambassador to Moscow, who, it had been predicted, would be named to a cabinet post “which will come as a complete surprise.” Praising Lord Beaverbrook in his recent war review to Parliament, Churchill reported: “We are producing twice as many and far more complicated guns as we did in the peak of 1917 and 1918. Tank production has doubled in the past six months. In aircraft pro duction there is a steady increase not only in the numbers, but in the size and quality of aircraft.’’ Other Appointments Made. Col. J. J. Llewellyn, who was par liamentary secretary to the Min istry of Aircraft Production, stepped up to Sir Andrew's former post as president of the Board of Trade. Other new appointments were: Parliamentary undersecretary of state for colonies—Harold MacMil lan. Parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Supply—Ralph Assheton. Parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of War Transport—Philip J. Noel-Baker. The office of parliamentary and financial secretary to the Admiralty is being divided and Sir Victor War render—who is being raised to the peerage—will be parliamentary sec retary, while G. H. Hall becomes financial secretary. Mr. MacMillan was made a privy councillor. Kerr Leaves Chungking To Take Cripps' Post .CHUNGKING. Feb. 4 (A5).—British Ambassador Sir Archibald Clark Kerr left Chungking by air today for Moscow to assume his new post as Ambassador to Soviet Russia, succeeding Sir Stafford Cripps. His departure originally was set for late February, but it was under stood he was instructed by London to hasten it. Chinese authorities expressed the hope that the British envoy’s trans fer might help bring about an early Russian entrance into the war against Japan, an event which Chinese consider inevitable. GUIDE FOR READERS rage. Amusements, A-16-17 Comics ..B-14-15 Editorials ~.A-8 Editorial Articles ...A-8 Finance-A-18 Legal Notices —-B-1S Page. Lost and Found, A-3 Obituary ...A-10 Radio.B-14 Serial Story, B-ll Society .B-3 Sports ..A-14-16 Woman’s Page .B-l# (Complete Index, Page A-l.)' * 4 Hurt, 40 Safe; U-Boat Shells Sinking Vessel Crew Afloat Seven Hours; SOS Sent During Attack B» the Associated Press. LEWES, Del., Feb. 4. —The freighter San Gil, owned by the United Fruit Co., was torpedoed and shelled by an enemy sub marine off the Maryland coast at 11:50 o’clock last night with the loss of two lives, it was disclosed with the landing of survivors here today. Thirty-nine other members of the crew and one passenger, Stewart Winslow Condon, 26. Ro6lindale, Mass., an accountant for the fruit lines, were saved. Four of the crew weae injured. The ship was struck first by a tor pedo on the port side, an official spokesman for the 4th Naval Dis trict said. The two missing mem bers of the crew apparently were killed by an engine room explosion. They were Beaumont Barbe. 26. Ant werp, Belgium, and Secondino Cas tro, 36. Honduras. SOS Sent During Attack. The crew launched two lifeboats and the submarine then shelled the ship. All but about four of 15 shells hit the target, Capt. Walter W. Koch, 44, Canasota, N. Y., re ported. A second torpedo struck the ship as it sank by the stern. A Coast Guard cutter picked up the surviv ors after they had spent seven hours in the lifeboats. Radio Operator Robert S. Thorp, 41. East Orange. N. J.. was praised by Capt. Koch, who said Thorp rigged an emergency antenna and flashed several distress signals after the first torpedo wrecked the vessel'! standard antenna equipment. The Navy listed the injured as: Hildebrand Hall, 19, Honduras, shock. Irving Dimon. 30. Honduras, boat swain. injured hand. Thomas R. Sharp, 57. Elmhurst, N. Y.. chief steward. Injured leg Antonio Colon, 28, Honduras, in jured hand. The passenger, Condon, was un hurt. The San Gil was built in Belfast, Ireland, in 1920. Blew Engine Room to Bits. Capt. Koch said he was on tho bridge when the attack came. The explosion “blew the engine room to bits.” he said, adding that he took charge of one of the lifeboats. “When we were about 50 feet away the sub started to shell the ship,” he said. "It fired about 15 shells and missed only about three. I could see the submarine very clearly in the moonlight. "When we were about 1,000 feet away we met the second lifeboat. The submarine circled our ship and then sent another torpedo into the starboard side. It must have brok en her in two and the whole «hip disappeared.” Praising the crew, the captain said the ship was abandoned in or derly fashion. School Board Authorizes Land Trade Negotiations (Earlier Story on Page B-1.1 The Board of Education late to day authorized Supt. of Schools Frank W. Ballou to proceed with ne gotiations for trade of a six-acre school and recreation tract at Mas sachusetts and Nebraska avenues N.W.. for a tract of equal size from the Friendship estate, fronting on Idaho avenue extended. Friendship, the historic estate for merly belonging to Edward B. Mc Lean, is being developed by a private corporation as a defense housing project. School board members expressed great interest in the proposed “swap," indicating that the Friend ship property could be developed into a better school and recreation center than the other area—known as the Villa Rosa estate. The Villa Rosa property was purchased Joint ly by the Board of Education and the National Capital Park and Planning Commission as the site for a new junior high school and recrea tion center. Approval was given late today by the District Zoning Commission to the request of the Defense Homes Corp. for changes in zoning for Friendship, and for a 50-acre tract in Hlllcrest, in Southeast Washing ton, where the Government agency plans to erect apartments for war workers. Angott-Montgomery Bout Is Postponed By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Feb. 4.—The 12 round non-title bout between Light weight Champion Sammy Angott and Bob Montgomery of Philadel phia, scheduled for Friday night at Madison Square Garden, was post poned until March 6 today when the titleholder turned up with a rib injury. Angott said he first felt the pain during a workout yesterday. An examination showed he had a dis location of the 12th rib on the left side. Promoter Mike Jacobs said he would not put on a substitute bout. British Get U. S.-Built Ship LONDON. Feb. 4 The 7,000 top steamship ocean Vanguard, tha first vessel of its kind built in the United States for Britain, has ar rived in a British port.