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Slightly higher temperature in afternoon; rather cool tonight. Temperatures today—High est. 72. at 4:45 p.m.; lowest, 54, at 6 a.m. From tht Unites Bute* Weather Bureau Report. Full Detail* on Page A-2. NIGHT FINAL Closing N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 7. UP) Mtant Aitoelattd Pfttt. 90th YEAR. No. 35,802. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1942—THIRTY-TWO PAGES. W»shtn*«<m TUIH'V PVVTSi W**wh»r* and Suburb* J LI ill rj V lo Kv« Ctntl VICTORIOUS U. S. NAVY PURSUES JAP FLEET _____(Story on PogeA-1), Alsab Wins Preakness; Sun Again, Requested in Dead Heat for 2d Run on Gasoline Closes Many Stations Here Some Sell Entire Stocks as Motorists Prepare for Sunday An unprecedented rush on gasoline as the Government pre pared to put its fuel rationing program into effect threatened today to leave Washington with a gasless week end and to re strict motorists who failed to buy before dealers exhausted their supplies to a Sunday at home. A number of stations elosed their tanks to the public while those still In operation, with lew exceptions. were limiting customers to from three to five gallons each. Meanwhile, Federal officials an nounced that tentative revisions in the gasoline rationing program for the Eastern Seaboard would ex- , empt 57 counties in Maryland. Vir ginia. Pennsylvania. New York and Florida, and all of West Virginia except for eight counties. None of the Maryland or Virginia coimties exempted was in the Met ropolitan area. Many Stations Closed. . ; Reports of stations which had closed for lack of gasoline in Wash ington and the nearby area began to come in at headquarters during the morning, according to a spokes man for Gasoline Retailers of Wash ington. Inc. This was true par ticularly of dealers who heretofore have kept their stations open on Sunday. In the face of this situation, the American Automobile Association advised motorists not to plan long distance trips unless they have a full gasoline tank. In Falls Church. ; Va.. tfie A. A. A. reported, only one : station had gas on hand up to noon and this dealer was limiting his sales to 50 cents worth per customau Many District dealers, too, feared that they would be out of gasoline by nightfall. Most of these were resorting to strict rationing in an effort to stretch their service to the publie as long as possible. Stations Shorten Hours. All dealers except a few In widely scattered outlying areas reported that they had felt a rush of buyers during the day. But, almost in variably, those due to close Sunday had not exhausted their supplies and expected to be able to meet limited demands until closing time tonight. As another move to meet the emergency, one large chain of sta tions announced that it had reduced its daily operating period from 12 hours to 11 hours. Under this re duced schedule, an official said, its customers should be able to obtain a reduced supply from it until May 15. at which time another 10-day quota will be available. Another dealer, with more than an average supply on hand, said he was permitting customers to fill their tanks if they demanded it. but that in each instance the buyer was asked to take not more than five gallons. Other dealers with gas available reported they were using their own judgment as to the quantity sold each customer, filling the tanks if the need was imperative, but re stricting the quota to not more than five gallons otherwise. Many Counties Exempted. Officials said the latest proposals establishing boundaries in which gasoline would be rationed elimi nated 10 counties in New York. 26 In Pennsylvania, one in Maryland, 10 In Virginia and 10 in Florida. The counties, by States, include: Maryland—Garrett. Virginia—Bland. Smyth. Washing ton. Russell. Tazewell, Buchanan, Dickinson. Wise. Scott and Lee. New York: Monroe. Livingston. Allegany, Orleans. Genesee. Wyo ming. Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara and Chautauqua. Pennsylvania: Potter. Clinton, Clearfield. Cambria, Somerset. Fay ette. Westmoreland, Indiana. Jeffer son. Elk. McKean. Cameron, War ren. Forest, Clarion, Armstrong, Erie, Crawford, Venango. Butler, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Alle gheny, Washington and Greene. Florida- Jackson. Calhoun. Gulf. Bay, Washington. Holmes Walton, Okaloosa. Santa Rosa and Escambia. West Virginia: (counties not ex empted). Mineral. Grant. Pendleton, Hampshire. Hardy, Morgan. Berkeley and Jefferson. British Lose Trawler LONDON. May 9 (/*>).—Low of the trawler Solomon was announced today by the Admiralty. There were no casualties. GUIDE FOR READERS Page Page. Amusements, Lost and B-14 Found _A-3 Church News, Obituary . A-10 A-12-15 Radio . B-12 Comics, Real Estate. B-12-15 B-1-5 Editorials ..A-8 Society ... A-6 Editorial Sports B-6-7 Articles ..A-9 Where to Go, Finance A-7 A-14 Legal Notices, Woman s Page, B-ll A-ll Complete^ndex on Page A-1 Conquests Gone, Rome Celebrates 'Empire Day' By the Associated Press. BERLIN (From German Broad casts), May 9.—Rome reverberated today to the tread of marching men, the blare of bands and the rattle of blank-firing machine guns as Italy observed “Empire Day.” There was a parade before the King and Premier Mussolini in the Piazza Venezia in the first fine spring weather Rome has had. After the parade II Duce walked from the Vittorio Emanuele Monu ment to the Palazzo Venezia, fol lowed by a huge crowd. The German radio failed to men tion that this was the sixth anni versary of Mussolini's formal procla mation of a new Roman Empire based on the conquest of Ethiopia, and that Ethiopia and the remainder of Italian East Africa have since ! been conquered by the British, who restored Haile Selassie to the throne in Addis Ababa. ___ i 1 Sheriff Foils Escape Plan Of Rockville Prisoner By a Staff Correspondent of The Star. ROCKVILLE, Md., May 9.—Acting on a tip, Sheriff H. Leslie Carlin of, Montgomery County today said he thwarted an attempted escape from jail today by James A. Anderson. 17-year-old prisoner awaiting trial for the criminal assault of a 36-year old Government worker. Sheriff Carlin said he and Deputy Sheriff Ernest Hawkins inspected Anderson’s cell and found a realistic appearing automatic pistol carved out of soap which was wrapped in paper and was lying on a wash basin. The soap had been discolored by burnt matches. Mr. Carlin said. Nearby was found a solid ball of tinfoil, believed to have come from cigarette packages, which Sheriff Carlin said might have been used for the end of a blackjack. Anderson was arrested February 21 at his Sycamore Hills home after shooting it out with Montgomery County police, narrowly missing one arresting officer. He was arrested for the criminal assault of the Gov ernment worker in her Sycamore Hills home near Glen Echo, the previous night. The prisoner had obtained a change of venue and was awaiting trial June 1 at Hagerstown, Md. ' Cox Is Relieved By Anti-Aircraft Weapon Expert Provisional Brigade Protecting Capital to Be Reorganized Brig. Gen. Albert L. Cox has been relieved of command of the Washington Provisional Brigade and is being succeeded by one of the Army’s outstanding anti aircraft experts, the War Depart ment announced this afternoon. Brig. Gen. John T. Lewis is taking over command of the Washington Brigade and the War Department announced that the unit—which is the military garrison which protects Washington—is to be reorganized. Gen, Lewis is a Regular Army officer, who served overseas during the World War. He has served in the Coast Artillery and has spe cialized in anti-aircraft artillery. He wras an instructor in anti aircraft at Fort Monroe and also conducted anti-aircraft firing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. Md. The War Department announce ment said that the Washington Pro visional Brigade was to be re-or ganized as ”a small but strong de fense unit,” but there was no elabo ration on this. This announcement indicated that emphasis would be placed on strengthening the city's ’ defense against attack from the air. The War Department did not say whether Gen. Cox would be given another assignment. He formerly was commander of the National Guard here and was given command of the Provisional Brigade several months ago. Cuban Assassins Kill 3; 315 Held in Checkup Jty the Associated Press. HAVANA, Cuba. May 9—Three hundred and fifteen citizens of the city of Sancti Spiritus were detained today while authorities investigated a city hall shooting in which three were killed and seven injured. The 315 were not charged with any crime but were being held while a check was made for assassins who fired about 60 shots during memorial services for Antonio Guiteras, radi- j cal revolutionary leader who was shot and killed May 8, 1935, near Matanzas. Mohammed of U Street Faces Court on Draft Evasion Charge GEORGIA MOSLEM FOLDS TENT—Identified by the F. B. I. as Culam Bogans of Georgia, but maintaining he was Elijah Mo hammed, who had been advised by Allah to avoid the wars, this colored man is shown handcuffed to a Federal agent after being held on bond today for failing to register for the second draft. —Star Staff Photo. » ■■ ...• - -- The Mohammed of U street, who is suspected of handing out advice to young colored men to avoid mili tary service on the grounds of affili ation with the Moslem religion, was brought into court today by the F. B. I. There the Federal men pulled aside the veil of self-styled Elijah Mohammed and he stood revealed as just plain Culam Bogans of I Georgia, who they say failed to register for the second draft. Elijah, or Bogans, said he was between 44 and 46 but Federal Agent Frank Holmes said he was 44 and there fore should have registered. Although Bogans admitted to Com missioner Needham C. Turnage that he had not registered, he denied having advised the 40 to 60 members of his sect not to register. He testi fied at the hearing, at which he was held for grand jury action under $5,000 bond, that he merely told his followers that "a good Moslem does not take part in wars.” The object of a wide search for , months. Bogans makes his home in Chicago, but visits here frequently to conduct, meetings among local Moslems in their headquarters in the 1500 block of Ninth street N.W. Meanwhile, several young colored men have been convicted of failing to register, claiming they were Mos lems. In response to questions by As sistant United States Attorney John ConlifT. Bogans said that he had been '‘advised by Allah to have nothing to do with war or fighting.’’ He has been a member of the Moslem faith since 1931, he said, when Allah came to him in a vision. The charge against him said that, in addition to failing to register nimself, he aided one Joseph Nipper in violating the Selective Service Act. Mr. ConlifT said that among his followers Bogans goes under the name Mohammed Rassoull. Commissioner Turnage, although pointing out that Bogans had admit ted that he did not register, entered a plea of not guilty for the defend ant, who said he did not know how to plead to the charge. Bogans refused to let Mr. Turnage appoint counsel for him. PREAKNESS CROWD—Forty thousand racing fans, crammed into Pimlico for the Preakness, paid tribute to the winner of the first race, a steeplechase, which was won by Jacket. Jacket is In the winner's circle. —A. P. Wirephoto. Chinese Make Fierce Attack on Mandalay In 90-Mile Drive Maymyo Is Recaptured; Lines Cut, Jap Column Faces Liquidation (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) By the Associated Press. CHUNGKING. May 9 —A Chi nese force left behind at Taung gyi by the Japanese advance in Burma has thrust 90 miles north, recapturing Maymyo and now is fiercely attacking Mandalay, the nearby town of Sagaing and other Burmese cities, a Chinese Army spokesman declared to night. His statement followed a Chung king communique which said the "strong'' Chinese unit from Taung- j gyi also was sending troops against ' Japanese-captured Lashio from the rear. As a result, a communique said, a Japanese column which had rushed \ forward to cut Chinese communica- j tions now is in danger of being sandwiched between Chinese forces. "It is expected that this Japanese column will be liquidated in a few days," the communique declared. Already, it said, the principal line of communication of the Japanese force that has pushed into China’s Yunnan Province has been cut. (The Chinese account of this new action deep in Japanese seized territory indicated that much of the region behind the Japanese spearhead into Yunnan Province was only loosely held by the invaders.) The Chinese said yesterday that one force of 1,000 invaders was wiped out, half of the second thousand Japanese were killed, and the rest were being pocketed. On the eastern Chinese front, the communique said fighting continued south of Hankow where the Japa nese were trying to break through Chinese lines in repeated attacks supported by airplanes. The Japa nese attacks were reported repulsed. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Detroit— Cleveland __ 000 000 — 0 2 0 Detroit _ 000 Olx -1 70 Batteries—Harder and Denning; Benton and Tebhett,. At St. Louis— Chicago- 200 000 000— 2 3 0 St. Louis .... 010 000 000— 1 6 0 Batteries—Dietrich and Tresh; Niggeling and Ferrell. Washington-New York—Postponed. Boston-Philadelphia—Postponed. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Boston— Philadelphia (KM) 000 110— 2 6 5 Boston 400 000 llx- 6 12 0 Batteries—Hoerst. Pearson. Berk. Naylor and Warren; Tobin and Lombardi. At Cincinnati— St. Louis 010 000 100- 2 6 2 Cincinnati 010 210 Olx— 5 8 2 Batteries—Gumhert and W. Cooper: Vander Meer. Dickson, Krist and Hemsley. At Chicago— Pittsburgh . 010 000 000- 1 fi 1 Chicago .... 110 000 lOx—3 8 0 Batteries-Butcher and Phelps; Lee and McCullough. New York-Brooklyn—Postponed. ___ ToHay's Home Runs National League. i Litwhiler, Philadelphia, 7th Inning. ! Cooper, St. Leuis, 2d inning. I I Late News Bulletins Tokio's Claims Scouted by Navy Denying Japanese claims regarding damage inflicted on American warships in the Coral Sea battle, the Navy Department late today said that reports received here “failed to substantiate the loss of any United States aircraft car rier or battleship in that action.” The Navy said reports of damage to American forces are yet incomplete, and the results will be announced when the information will be of no value to the enemy. (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) Nats' Game With Yankees Postponed NEW YORK (Special).—Weather conditions brought the Washington Nationals their third straight postponement to day, as their scheduled game with the New York Yankees here was' called off. The teams will play a double-header tomorrow. Wire Rope Workers End 'Outlaw' Strike WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (^.—Workers voted today to end a three-day “outlaw” strike at the wire rope plant of the Bethlehem Steel Co. and begin “peaceful negotiations” for settlement of a wage dispute. The action followed a Na tional War Labor Board request for quick resumption of work. A mediation hearing was announced for May 12 at Washington. Ship Survivors Accounted For RIO DE JANEIRO <£*>.—A lifeboat containing 26 survivors of the Brazilian freighter Parnahyba. 6.692 tons, sunk May 1 by torpedo near Trinidad, has reached Georgetown, British Guiana, and another lifeboat containing four survivors has been sighted nearby. Thus all but one of the 70 persons on board the freighter have been accounted for. Marriage Wins Grey Lag Handicap NEW YORK </P>.—Marriage, consistent 6-year-old gelding, owned and trained by R. A. Coward, easily won the mile and an eighth , of the $15,000 Grey Lag Handicap at Jamaica today. Taking the lead early in the race, the son of Strolling Player finished four lengths in front. Lou Tufano’s highly regarded Market Wise staged a great stretch run to earn a dead heat for second money with T. H. Heard, jr.’s Boysy. An outsider in the field of 11, Marriage paid $15.90 for a $2 win mutuel. Princeton Beats Navy at Lacrosse ANNAPOLIS, Md. <£\—Princeton won from Navy at la crosse today, 12 to 1. Sir Romeo Wins Radnor Hunt Cup PHILADELPHIA </P>.—Mrs. A. S. Carhart’s Sir Romeo, with Arnold Scruto Up, beat Arthur L. Meig's Coq Noir in a close finish today in the 15th annual running of the Radnor Hunt Cup. Maryland Taking Double Defeat COLLEGE PARK, Md —Maryland dropped a 9-1 decision to Georgetown in their baseball game at College Park this afternoon and was trailing with nine running events com pleted in its dual track meet with Army, 55y2 to 16V2. Americans on Way Home From Italy Reach Madrid (Early Story on Page A-9.) By the Associated Press MADRID, May 9.—The first Amer icans to leave Axis territory under the exchange of diplomatic person nel, passed through Madrid today en route to Lisbon where they will take the Swedish liner Drottningholm for home. Anderson Dana Hodgdon of Bal timore, former United States Consul at Naples and Rome, who had charge of this group from Italy, talked briefly in Madrid with Clark L. Willard and a representative of the Spanish Foreign Office. Diplomats from both North and South America were aboard the train, including Francis B. Keene, 86, of Milwaukee, resident of Italy since he was retired as Consul General in Rome in 1914. He said Americans in Rome, in cluding the diplomats, were not per mitted to go to the theater during their wait for transportation home, but were allowed to visit stores if they were accompanied by an Ital ian detective. Virginia 'Minute Men' Planned by Darden B> Jhi Associated Press. RICHMOND, Va„ May 9 —Tenta tive plans for the organization in Virginia of a reserve militia unit I along "Minute Man" lines were disclosed yesterday by Gov. Darden. Details have not been worked out but will be discussed at a conference Monday among Adjt. Gen. S. Gard ner Waller, Defense Co-ordinator J. H. Wyse. Ben Temple of Saluda. Homer Wilson and Winston Monta gue of Richmond and Col. R. P. i Hudson of the Virginia Protective Force staff. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, May 9 <>P).— Stocks firm; war news aids lead ers. Bonds steady; rails attract buying Cotton barely steady; light hedging outweighs trade demand. CHICAGO. —Wheat about steady; flour business still slow. Corn steady: fair shipping sales. Cattle nominally steady. Hogs steady; quotable top, $14.10. F. B. I. Searches Home Of Russian Fascist Party Leader Agent Says Evidence Will Be Presented to Federal Grand Jury 1 r the Associated Pt#ss. NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 9 — Richard H. Simons, chief of the Connecticut office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an nounced today that his agents had searched the Thompson es tate of Anastase A. Vonsiatsky, leader of the International Rus sian Fascist party. Vonsiatsky, who was elected head of the party at Harbin. Manchuria, in 1934, was not taken into custody, Mr. Simons said, but the evidence seized would be presented to a Fed eral grand jury at Hartford. The estate in Connecticut's north eastern corner, from which Vonsiat sky guided the destiny of the group pledged to the overthrow of Russian Communism, has been reportedly guarded by dogs. Vonsiatsky. who was a count in Czarist Russia and an officer in the imperial army, is the ‘Vojd’’ or leader of a world-wide group whose membership has been estimated at 20,000. After the Russian revolution, he went to Paris where he met Marion Ream Stephens, daughter of the late Norman B. Ream, the Chicago financier. They were married in the United States six months later. The Fascist leader, now 44, worked ' for a short period at the Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, but he and his bride later went to Thompson. Since he assumed leadership of the Russian Fascist Party he has affected a brown uniform embellished with a swastika insignia on the arm. Mr. Simons said he did not learn immediately what evidence was seized on the property. Bus Driver Is Absolved In Chevy Chase Death (Earlier Story on Page A-10.) A coroner's jury today returned a verdict of accidental death in the case of Francis Immer, 7, killed by a Capital Transit Co. bus Wednes day. The driver of the vehicle. Frank B. Crawford, 31, was exonerated of blame. The jury heard police testify j that conditions at the Chevy Chase bus terminal, where the accident i occurred, were “terrible’’ and that steps should be taken to correct them. Engineers Reorganize Construction Offices By the Associated Press. Opening of new division offices for the Army Air Corps of Engineers at Boston and Baltimore was announced today by the War Department as a move toward de centralizing Army construction. The New England Division, in charge of Col. L. B. Gallagher, con sists of district offices in Boston and Providence, R. I.. both of which were in the Mid-Atlantic Division. The Mid-Atlantic Division, with headquarters in Baltimore, will ab- j sorb the Washington and Baltimore I offices of the North Atlantic Divi sion and the Norfolk. Va„ office of the South Atlantic Division. Col.! Frances P. Farrell has been put in charge. J » Record Crowd Of 42,000 Sees Stake Mark Set Sabath Star Covers Distance in 1:57; Colchis Is Fourth By the Associated Press. PIMLICO RACE TRACK. Bal timore, May 9.—Mrs. A1 Sabaths Alsab won the 52d running of the Preakness Stakes late today. Ben Whitaker’s Requested and W'arren Wright's Sun Again finished in a photo finish for second place. The camera couldn't separate tha two colts and Requested and Sun Again were declared officially to ’ have finished in a dead heat for second honors. R Sterling Clark s Colchis was fourth. Alsab came from next to last Bookmaker Blamed For Alsab Posters To Lower Odds By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. May 9 —Thou sands of placards reading "Al sab Can't Lose Today" flooded Baltimore and Pimlico race track today hours before the running of the Preakness Stakes, and the story was that a Brooklyn bookmaker was re sponsible for them. This version had it that the bookie made a sizable bet that Alsab would go to the post the favorite, despite the presence of the Kentucky Derby winner. Shut Out. and his stablemate, Devil Diver. Realizing he may have made a mistake, the bookmaker had the placards printed, hired several boys to distribute them through the city and had sellers of some tip sheets give one to each person who bought a sheet. This was 8#he in the hope the bettors would be “Al sab conscious" and knock the i price down on the little Chicago colt. with a great burst of speed in the 1 stretch to win by a length in 1 minute 57 seconds, a new record , for the stake. High Quest Held Mark. The previous mark for the mile , and three-sixteenths event was 1:58Vs. set by High Quest in 1934. Shut Out, winner of the Kentucky «. ; Derby a week ago. was fifth, trailed ! in order by Fair Call. Valdina Orphan, Devil Diver, Apache and * Domingo. The winner returned $6.10 for each $2 win ticket. $3.70 for place v i and $3.40 for show. Requested paid $6.10 and $8.70 for s place and show and Sun Again was $4 00 and $5.10. The victory was worth. $58,175 to s the Chicago-owned colt, which was piloted in the mile and three-six teenths by Jockey Basil James. ' A record crowd estimated at 42.000 fans jammed every corner of the park to see the event. v Thousands were in the long stands and the clubhouse an hour and a half before post-time for the first s race at 2 o'clock. Hundreds more walked around the concrete "lawn” fronting the sprawling buildings or ' sat around its edges. There was a sprinkling of topcoats v and umbrellas among the early ar rivals but these were soon peeled off and a few shirt-sleeves appeared. ,, As the fans kept pouring in, the gates to the infield were thrown open. A half-dozen mounted police ' patrolled the wide expanse of grass. Late Races N Monday on Page 2-X. Earlier Results and Entries for Pimlico SIXTH RACE—Purse, *50,000 added: Preakness 8takes; 3-year-olds , 1A miles, Alsab (James) 6.10 3 <0 3 40 dh Requested (Haas) 6 10 8 70 dh Sun Again (Eads) 4.00 5 10 Time. 1:57. Also ran—a Devil Diver. Apache. Fair "" Call. Domingo a Shut Out, Valdina Or phan and Colchis a Greentree Stable entry, Jamaica « SIXTH RACE—Purse. *2.500 added: > graded handicap class C: 3-year-olds and upward. 1 ,*« milea. Welcome Pass (Neves) 7.10 3.30 3 10 a Itabo (Robertson) 2.90 3.40 w a Argonne Woods (Skelly) 3 40 1 Time. 1 50 Also ran—Devils Crag. Dusky Fox. City Talk V. a J. H. Mills entry. Narragansett Park SIXTH RACE—Purse. *5,000 added: ' Blackstone Valley Handicap; 3-year-olda and upward: 6 furlongs. Sweet Willow 1 Howell) 8.70 3 60 3 10 > Doublrab (Lindberg) 4.60 3 70 a Challamore (Mora) 8.40 Time, 1:11 *5. Also ran—Allegro. Taking Ways. Watch ;■« Cher and Daily Delivery. Churchill Downs FOURTH RACE—Purse *1.000: claim- J ing: 4-year-olas and up. I1- miles Jumping Jill (Allgaler) 5.60 3 OO 3 20 Tedder (Adams’ 3.60 3 20 Alspur (Cruicltsh»nk) 3 SO j Time. Also ran—Royal Polly. Lonely Road. HU dur Beau and Train Time. Sportsman's Park FOURTH RACE—Purse. S»O0: claim- ^ ing: 4-year-olds and up: li*. miles. dhCommixion (Higley) IS.20 10.20 7.30 _ dhAmbo (Murphy) 9.80 7.80 6.00 1 Lactose (Johnson) 5.80 Time, 1:52 3-5. Also ran—Hope Diamond. Gambit, Chocolate Maid. Purling Light. Hwrantb >■ Hour. Ocean Bound and Deep Rock. • dh Dead heat tor win.