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Continued cool in afternoon; slightly cooler to night. Temperatures today—Highest, 63. at 4 p.m.; lowest, 50, at 8:45 a.m. Proa tb* Unites State* Weatner Bureau Report. Pull Detail* on Pa*e A-2. Closing N. Y. Morkets—Soles, Poge 18. g———pwnan—UiMini.umi n;o8s»aa»w«aacgw—m—KEB»mgB—a—wmwmmhi mu■miiiiiniinmiii—nma—aw—aaHH—wwgn—oiaBW—iwwgaMW—milm—mmiiim i»» mmwiwaapwMMWBWnwmB—n—wwaa—wwa«awwww§WB8M—gaap———BWKangwig—omwwi NIGHT FINAL SPORTS UP) Means Associated Press. 90th YEAB. No. 35,801. WASHINGTON, I). C., FRIDAY, MAY 8, 1942—FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES. THREE CENTS i MAMMOTH NAVAL BATTLE STILL RAGING; British Flyers Attack Convoy Off Dutch Coast Nazis Kill Children In Blitz Raid on English Town By the Associated Press. LONDON. May 8 —Hudson air craft of the coastal command made two attacks on a heavily escorted convoy of 12 enemy supply ships off the Dutch coast last night, the Air Ministry an nounced today. "In the first attack at dusk.” a communique said, "several ships were hit by bombs. A second attack was made in darkness some hours later when another ship was hit. Two aircraft are missing.” German raiders attacked a South east English coast town shortly be fore noon today, roaring over roof top*, dropping bombs and spraying streets with cannon and machine gun fire. The attack lasted no more than 20 seconds. Before most residents could reach shelter, the planes were racing away across the Channel. A school building received a direct hit and a number of children in the playground were killed. Others, in jured, were pulled from the wreck age of the building. Some who got to a shelter in time were unhurt although the shelter was buried un der the ruins of the schoolhouse. : Vichy Reports Fighting Continues in Madagascar (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) JP? the Associated Press. VICHY, May 8.—A company of French troop* landed from the sloop Entrecasteux was reported by an authorized source today to be fight ing on in the mountains a short dis tance south of Diego Suarez de spite capitulation of the other j French forces on that northern tip of Madagascar. The landing force was said to have put ashore Wednesday, the day following the first British land ing at Courrier Bay, and to have taken up positions favorable to guerrilla warfare. Vichy still was without official word of the terms of surrender at Diego Suarez, and all that was af firmed officially was that the armis tice there did not mean that the en tire island had capitulated uncon ditionally or that the original Brit ish terms had been accepted. 30.000 Nazi Casualties In Russia Reported (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) Br the Associated Press LONDON, May 8 — Dispatches from the Russian front reported to day that the Germans had suffered 80.000 casualties southwest of Len ingrad in counter attacks attempt ing to wrest th* initiative from the Red Army. The losses were said to have in cluded German casualties in new fighting around Staraya Russa. The period covered by the report was not disclosed. Late Races Earlier Results. Karin* Selec tions and Entries for Tomorrow, Pare *-X. Pimlico SIXTH RACE—Purse. $5,000 added: Pimlico Nursery Stakes: 2-year-olds. A furlons*. OTeentet (Sehmid!) 11 70 6 00 9 SO S niton <Ktd*' 19 20 «.so *ne* (Arearoi 9 «0 Tim* 1:00S Al*o r*n—Hysrohour H*n«ytlle. dLtb arty P*n. Defense Bond dStroub* and Collin* entry. Jamaica SIXTH RAC*—Pur**. J 1.500 rUimtns: S-year-oid* »nd upward 1 1-16 miles Billy O (McCreary) 4 70 9.00 2 in fn Charse (W»hlen 9 90 2 40 General Mowlee iLovendse) 2.50 Time. 145 1-5 Alto r*n—Jtmene* and Resolute n. Narragansett Park FIFTH RAC*—Pufse. $ 1.000 claiming 3-year-olds: 6 fur Ion*,. Oidwiek (Crate) 7 90 4 HO 3 60 Scarcity iSUtoi 9 30 6 lo Chemlta (McMullen) 6.70 Tim*. 1:14. Alao ran—Tiara. Shaaia Man. Merry Mistake. Brown Dancer. Lustroue. Very Graceful. Brutus Folly, Bey Acre and All Crystal. Churchill Downs FIFTH RACE—Purse Jl.ooo: allow ances: 3-year-olds and unward. 6t4 lur lonts Cerberus (Brooks) * 60 3 00 2 40 Cadmium (Hust) in.4o 6 40 Heart Man (Borton) 3 40 Time. 1:20 Also ran—Belplay. Pairiot. Treemon tier. Jean Ferrante and Technician. Sportsman's Park TOORTH RACE—Purse. *M>0 elaimin*: ♦ -year-olds and upward 6 furlongs L- keview (Hialeyi 7.60 4 4c 3(H) Merry Bid (Guerin) 4.00 2 *0 Arched (Martin) 3.20 Time, 103 £ Also ran—Duq Raihrrine O Hal RSSfl-ftSBL, : THE BAD NEWS—Standing and gesturing with his hands, Leon Henderson, price administrator, told members of the House Interstate Commerce Committee today that Eastern Seaboard •autoists using their cars for non-essential driving could expect no more than three gallons of gasoline a week. (Story on Page A-l.) —A. P, Photo. U-Boat Machine-Guns Crew After Shells Set Ship Afire Two Medium-Sized U. S. Merchantmen Sunk In Caribbean BULLETIN. The Navy reported today that a medium-sized United States merchant vessel had been torpedoed oft the Atlan tic Coast and survivors had been landed at a port in the Caribbean. By the As»oci»ted Press. KEY WEST. Fla., May 8 — Fourteen survivors, landed here after two medium-sized United States merchantmen were at tacked and sunk in the Carib bean, reported angrily that two German submarines machine gunned members of one crew who sought temporary safety In the forecastle of their burning ship. The two attacks were made public today by the Navy, which said 28 men from one ship and 27 from another apparently lost their lives. Four men were saved from one mer chantman from a crew- of 32 and were brought here by a passing Norwegian ship that risked destruc tion to make the rescue. Ten of 37 on the other vessel were saved by a Navy plane which kept vigil above them throughout the night and picked them up at daylight. Swastika on Sub. Preston Carpenter, 26. fireman from Beaumont, Tex., said he could see one large German submarine plainly, a large black swastika painted on her conning tower, after the merchant ship was hit. "There was no rust on her,* he said. "She was freshly painted. She looked as If she was just out ! of drydock.” Angrily declaring he wanted to go back to sea. Carpenter added: "I want to sail on a merchant ship that is armed so when these babies begin shooting, we can give them some of their own medicine." I Zig-Zag Three Hours. Aboard the other United States merchant ship members of tha crew saw the explosions and the blaze, and for three hours zig-zagged, knowing that eventually the subma rines would get them. They did. Kenneth Morgan, 19. of Princeton. N J., just two weeks out of a Mari time Commission school for radio operators, remained at the wireless key in a smoke-filled shack sending word of the attack until he was i carried, almost unconscious, to safety in the arms of Capt. Walter Reed of Oaklyn, N. Y. 16 in Lifeboat Sail ■ And Drift for 16 Days hi <h> Associated Press. NORFOLK. Va . May 8 -Thirteen (See U-BOAT. Page 2-X.) GUIDE FOR READERS Page , Amusements, C-5-fi Comics C-10-11 I Editoriols . A-10 i Editorial i Articles -.A-ll Finance _A-18 Legal i Notices_ C-9 Page Last, Pound A-3 Obituary A-12 Radio _ C-10 Society B-3 Sports C-l-3 Where to Go B-10 Woman’s Page. C-4 I Complete Index on Page A-l Jones Declares U. 5. Will Get Ample Supply Of Aluminum Says Output Will Reach 2 Billion Pounds When All Plants Are Built By tht Associtted Press. Secretary of Commerce Jones told a Senate Banking Subcom mittee today “it looks like we were going to have ample alumi num” as a result of the Govern ment’s plant expansion program. He made the statement in testi mony in behalf of legislation to in crease the borrowing authority of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. by $5,000,000,000 to a total of $14, 130.000.000. Giving an over-all picture of the R F. C.s wartime lending and spending program. Secretary Jones said the agency and its subsidiaries made commitments totaling $14,300. 000.000. of which $576,000,444 had been canceled for various reasons and $565,000,000 repaid. Commitment* for Aircraft Annual production of aluminum, i Mr. Jones predicted, would reach 2.100.000.000 pounds when all plants have been finished, compared with a production of 300,000,000 pounds two ' years ago and 540.000,000 pounds a ! year ago. The present rate of alum ; inum production, he added, was about 1.000,000.000 pounds per year. The Secretary testified that com mitments for aircraft plant produc tion alone totaled $1,912,000,000. Other totals were $360,000,000 for magnesium plants; $700,000,000 for synthetic rubber production. $734, 000.000 for expansion of the steel industry, $468,000,000 for ordnance plants and $182,000,000 for ship yards. He estimated that the program < See^LUmNUMrPage2"-Xj Markets at a Glance NEW YORK. May 8 **>.—Stocks steady; selected Industrials im proved. Bonds higher; rails and utilities lead advance. Cotton improved; active trade price fix ing. CHICAGO. — Wheat lower; profit taking. Com steady to lower; profit taking Hogs steady; top, $14.15; moderate supply. Cattle generally steady; little beef in crop. Greentree Pair Head Preakness Field of Ten Alsab's Name First In Box for $60,000 Pimlico Classic (Earlier Story on Page C-l.) Br the Associated Press. BALTIMORE, May 8 —Ten 3 year-olds—nine colts and a geld ing—were entered today for to morrow’s 52d running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, with the entry of Devil Diver and Shut Out still regarded as the horses to beat. All 10 of the candidates for the $60,000 prize were in Racing Sec retary Charles J. McLennan's entry box an hour before the deadline for filing entries at 10:30 o'clock this morning. All had been listed as probable starters. Mrs. Payne Whitney's pair—Shut Out, who won the Kentucky Derby a week ago, and Devil Diver, who | was supposed to—were among the first entries In the box. Along with them in the mile and three-six teenths classic were William Wood wards Apache. Ben Whitaker's Re quested, Louts B. Mayer's foreign bred Domingo, R. Sterling Clark's Colchis, Emerson Woodward’s Val dina Orphan. A1 Sabath's Alsab. Warren Wright's Sun Again and Mrs. Barclay Douglas’ Pair Call. j Luck of Draw. The luck of the draw gave Devil Diver the inside-pole post position and Shut Out the sixth stall in the starting gate. Colchis drew the tough outside lane, but Jockey : Oeorgie Woolf, who won the Preak ness on Bold Venture in 1936, said he "liked it because you’ve got room to run from there.’’ Apache was in lane 2, Fair Call in 3. Requested, j 4: Domingo 5; Valdina Orphan, 7; ! Alsab. 8, and Sun Again, 9. Although no Jockey was listed for Fair Call Trainer Arthur Fletcher said he expected to have either Johnny Gilbert or Don Meade rid ing the son of Trace Call, who was handled by Herb Lindberg in the Derby. Alsab, second in the Kentucky Derby a week ago and champion 2 year-old of last year, was the first horse entered when the secretary's office opened today. His name was dropped into the I entry box by Trainer Sarge Swenke. Basil James, who rode the colt in the Derby, will be in the saddle again tomorrow. "I don’t know whether it’s luckv or unlucky to start It off,” Swenke said as he filed the entry. “They say ‘first In, first home.’ I hope it doesn’t work in reverse, too.” Sabath Arrives Tomorrow. Swenke said Mr. Sabath would ar rive from Chicago tomorrow in time for the race. Next into the entry box was the entrv of Shut Out and Devil Diver. Bill Whitley, Louisville stable agent, filed the entries of Mrs. Payne Whitney’s aces, and then disclosed that this will be the last time he does the job for quite awhile since he is to report to the Army May 15. As was the case last week, Eddie Arcaro will ride Devil Diver and Wayne Wright will try to repeat his crack job aboard Shut Out. One Foreign-Bred. Apache and Domingo, the only foreign-bred horse in the field, were the fourth and fifth entries in the box. Assistant Trainer George Tap pen listed blinkers as part of Apache's equipment in a race for the first time, because the colt worked j a mile in 1.39H wearing eye-cover- I ings two days ago. Jimmy Stout j will ride Apache and Jackie West rope will be astride Domingo, who worked a half-mile in 54 seconds fiat today. Following in rapid order in the entry box were Colchis, hope of the Marylanders for a hometown boy to make good; Valdina Orphan, the front-running Texan who ran third in the Derby last week; Sun Again, the candidate with whom Wright and Trainer Ben Jones hope to make it two Preaknesses in a row, and Fair Call. Sun Again, another that did not run in the Derby, was still on the "uncertain starter” list for the Preakness. Philippine President in U. S., Soon Will Come to Capital President Manuel Quezon of the Philippines arrived in San Francisco . today and will come to Washington soon with his family and party, it was announced this afternoon by Philippine Resident Commissioner J. M. Elizalde. In a statement, the commissioner said: “I, jointly with all Filipinos in the world, am overjoyed at the arrival of President Quezon, his family and party in the United States after an arduous ordeal on Corregidor and heroic resistance to the enemy. "Owing to an emergency opera tion which I suffered last week, I was unfortunately unable to be present in San Francisco. On ar I rival of the party . . . President Quezon will proceed shortly to i Washington, where he will be re ceived by the United States Govern ment. Arrangements for this have been graciously made by Secretary of the Interior Ickes. “President Quezon is the living spirit of Philippine democracy, and the symbol of Filipino loyalty and devotion to the United States. He personifies the unbending will of the Filipino people to recover their country from the Japanese yoke at the earliest possible date.” Secretary Ickes announced that President Quezon would establish headquarters for the Philippine Commonwealtli government here. Mr. Ickes, who has jurisdiction over the Office of Territories and Island Possessions, said plans for the official welcome to be given the party on arrival in Washington would be announced later. Mr. Quezon was met in San Fran cisco by Dr. Oscar L. Chapman. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, and Lt. Gen. J. L. De Witt, head of the Western defense command. NEW YORK.—HERO MEETS HIS SON—Lt. John D. Bulkeley, Navy torpedo boat hero, home from the Philippines, today got his first glimpse ol his son, John Duncan Bulkeley, jr. The baby was born April 3. Lt. Bulkeley’s wife (left) and mother as sisted at the introduction. Daughter Joan, 19 months, waited somewhat dejectedly for her turn In the limelight. (Story on Page A-6.) —A. P. Wirephoto. Late News Bulletins Port of Houston Closed HOUSTON, Tex. <£*).—J. Russell Walt, port director, said today the Port of Houston had been closed. Shippers were officially advised of the order today. “This just makes the - closing complete,” Mr. Wait said. “The Port of Houston has been practically closed for the last three months by all the Government and naval regulations.” Admiral Leahy Reported Leaving Lisbon LONDON —The Vichy radio said today that United States Ambassador William D. Leahy, who is returning home, had left Lisbon by Clipper. Pan-American Olympics Postponed BUENOS AIRES <&).—The Argentine Olympic Committee today approved postponement of the Pan-American Games until 1943 because of the war. Nazis Kill 5 Hostages, Doom 90 Others PARIS <£*).—'The Germans announced today that five hostages had been executed and 90 others condemned to death for an attack on a member of the occupation forces May 2 in the Clichy section. In addition, an order said 500 persons would be sent to work camps if the attackers were not discovered. Two Escaped German Flyers Recaptured OTTAWA <**>.—Two German war prisoners who escaped Tuesday from Bowmanville, Ontario, were arrested today, Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported. The Germans, both aviation lieutenants, were Reinhardt Pfundter and Ernst Wagner. They were recaptured near Eastview, a suburb of Ottawa. Maryland Losing in Seventh, 1 -2 COLLEGE PARK, Md.—Washington and Lee was lead ing Maryland at the end of the seventh inning, 2-1, in a pitchers' battle between Roberts of Maryland and Cook of Washington and Lee. Air Minister Sees Invasion After R. A. F. Does Its Work th» Associated Press. BIRMINGHAM. England, May 8 —Sir Archibald Sinclair, Air Min ister, told an audience tonight that Britain would invade the continent after the R. A. F. has smashed the Nazi air force. Promising the Luftwaffe a ‘‘ter rible summer,” and contrasting the R. A. F.'s position now with what it was during the 1940 battle of Britain. Sinclair declared that "we knew that if we survived that battle our air power would surely grow.” “The German air force knows its power is waning,” he continued. "That is our opportunity. We must give it no rest. We must hammer it out of shape. When that will be—how long it will take—I can not tell, but then will come the invasion. “I do not mean the invasion of Britain, though that is always a possibility against which we must constantly be vigilant as Hitler's last desperate throw. I mean In vasion by British forces of the continent of Europe.” Churchill to Speak Sunday NEW YORK, May 8 </P).—Prime Minister Churchill will broadcast a speech Sunday at 3 pjn. <E. W. T.t, according to a British broadcasting announcement heard today by C. B. S. j Major League Games American League. At Philadelphia— Boston . 000 100 000— 1 5 0 Philadelphia 002 000 OOi— 2 7 0 Batteries—C. Warner and Peaeeck; Maretiilden and R. Warner. (Only Game Scheduled.) National Leafue. At Cincinnati— St. Louis ... 000 022 001— 5 9 1 Cincinnati 010 001 000— 2 8 1 I Batteries—Warneke and O'Dea: Kiddle, Shoun and Laraanno. At Chicago— Pittsburgh _ 010 111 - Chicago_ 020 02 — —Sewell and Fhainat Meet r M4 McCullough. At Brooklyn— Ve* York . 01 — Brooklyn ... 00 — Batteries-Mel ten and Danntny: Wyatt and Owen. (Only Games Scheduled.) Today's Home Runs National League. Lamanno, Cincinnati, 3d inning. Di Maggio'. Pittsburgh. 4th inning. Sanders, St. Louis, 6th inning. Slaughter, St. Louis, 6th inning. McCormick, Cincinnati, 6tta inning. Two U. S. Carriers And Battleship Are Claimed by Tokio BULLETINS. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Australia (/P).— A naval spokesman, talking of the great sea battle rag ing in the Coral Sea, said today “there was a good chance that we might have been blasted out of our beds last night, if this had not happened, but we got in there and did the job.” AN ADVANCE ALLIED BASE, Australia (JP).— Desperate efforts by Japanese destroyers failed to save the aircraft carriers sunk or damaged by United States air and naval attack off New Guinea, and the crews had to dive overboard amid smoke and flames from the ships, authorities disclosed today. Japanese per sonnel losses in the battle may run into the thousands. In addition to one carrier sunk and one badly dam aged, late reports indicate two cruisers and two de stroyers have been sunk, along with other shipping, and war and merchant ships badly damaged. The large Japanese concentration was spied head ing southward several days ago. United States bomb ers pressed home the attack in the face of terrific anti aircraft fire and the defense of Jap Zero fighters. The carriers were the main object of the initial assault. Mr the Associated Preas. Allied and Japanese warships fought grimly today in a mammoth 5-day-old battle in the Coral Sea, northeast of Australia, in which American, British and Australian gun ners have already sunk or crippled 16 enemy ships, 13 of them warships. The toll of Japanese warships was raised four today by the communique issued at United Nations headquarters in Australia— an aircraft carrier and heavy cruiser sunk, an aircraft carrier dam aged and believed a total loss and a heavy cruiser damaged. Little news of the great battle can be expected until the en gagement ends, Australian quarters said today. Only brief flashes have been received by the Allied headquarters from the United 8tate* sea forces, but these have been sufficient to show that enemy concentrations suffered heavy damage. Imperial Japanese headquarters in Tokio claimed a toll of five United Nations warships, including the sinking of a United States battleship of the 32,600-ton California class, the 33,000-ton United States aircraft carrier Saratoga and the 19,000-ton United States aircraft carrier Yorktown. In addition, Tokio asserted, a British battleship of the 30.600 ton Warspite type was heavily damaged, perhaps sunk, and an Australian cruiser of the 10,000-ton Canberra type was damaged and may have gone down. London Denies Sinking of Battleship. In London, the Admiralty quickly denied that the Warspite or any other British battleship had been sunk or damaged in the Coral Sea. There was no confirmation of the other Japanese claims, either at Allied headquarters in Australia or in Washington. Following is the complete list of Japanese ships smashed in the Coral Sea as announced from Australia today and by the Navy De partment in Washington yesterday: Sunk—One aircraft carrier, one heavy cruiser, one light cruiser, two destroyers, four gunboats and a supply vessel. Badly damaged, believed a total loss—One aircraft carrier. Badly damaged—One heavy cruiser, one light cruiser, one 9,000-ton seaplane tender, a cargo vessel and a transport. Earlier today Allied bombers were credited with destruction of still another Japanese transport in a raid on the,Louisiade Islands northeast of Australia, raising the total Japanese loss in that area to 17. Greatest Battle for American Navy. On results thus far announced the battle is by far the largest in the history of the United States Navy and the greatest naval battle of World War II. 16 Jap Ships Smashed ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Australia, May 8 UP).—The great est naval battle of the war is in progress in the seas directly east of Australia, with the immediate fate of this continent depending on the undetermined result. Allied headquarters announced that already 10 Japanese ships had been sunk and six badly damaged, as follows: Sunk: An aircraft carrier, a heavy (See AUSTRALIA, Page A^6J Freezing of Soft Wood Building Lumber Studied B> the Associated Press. The War Production Board was reported today to be contemplating the freezing of all manufacturers' sales of soft-wood construction lum ber, except to Government buyers, to conserve supplies for the Army, Navy and shipbuilding program. Official confirmation was lacking, but reliable sources said the action could be expected “very soon. The freeze would apply to future produc tion and to distributors’ stocks as well as manufacturers’, but not to retail sales, it was said. The freeze will be temporary, these sources reported, and prelim inary to creation of a lumber allo cation system which would appor tion available supplies between the Army, Navy and Maritime Commis sion. on the one hand and other per mitted construction on the other. W. P. B. officials were said to feel that lumber stocks in the hands of retail dealers would be sufficient to care for the needs of defense hous ing and other authorized construc tion until the allocation quotas were worked out. ► - Japs Claim 5 Warships TOKIO (From Japanese Broad casts*, May 8 (&).—Imperial headquarters announced today that Japanese naval units had sunk a United States battleship and two United States aircraft carriers, heavily damaged a British battleship and crippled a British (Australian) heavy cruis er in a continuing battle over the Coral Sea. The cruiser—identified as of the 10.000-ton Canberra type—was said to have been "seriously crippled” <and Axis dispatches broadcast from Berlin said it was reported unoffi cially to have gone to the bottom also.) U. S. Craft Identified. The American craft declared sunk were formally identified as a battle ship of the California type and air craft carriers of the Saratoga and Yorktown type. The damaged British battleship was of the 30.600-ton Warspite type (the World War Queen Elizabeth class), the communique reported. (A Rome broadcast listed this ves sel as sunk.) (The British Admiralty denied (See TOKldrPage A-6.) Arlington Burial Slated For Comdr. Burrow r By the Associated Press. The Navy announced today that Comdr. John Giles Burrow. 42, of North Highland street, Arlington, Va„ who was killed Saturday in the crash of an airliner near Salt Lake City, will be buried In Arlington Na tional Cemetery tomorrow with full military honors.