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From Conviction as Alien Agent Argued German Propagandist In Jail Under Sentence Of Two to Six Years The appeal of George Sylvester Viereck, German propaganda agent convicted under the Foreign Agents Registration Act, was argued today before Chief Justice D. Lawrence Groner and Associate Justices Fred M. Vinson and Justin Miller of the United States Court of Appeals. Viereck is in jail under a sentence of from two to six years. He was convicted in a three-week trial in District Court last March. Arguing for the defendant. Col. O. R. McGuire told the court that Viereck’s identification of himself In a registration statement filed under the act as "an author and ■journalist” was a complete state ment of nis business. The Govern ment contends Viereck did not reg ister fully. * Objects to Book's Admission. Col. McGuire declared that Vie reck was not tried for a crime, but for "being a propagandist.” His client omitted no "material facts" in the registration statement he filed with the State Department, Col. Mc Guire said. The defense attorney also ob jected strenuously to the trial court's admission of Viereck's book. “Spreading Germs of Hate,” into evidence. Col. McGuire declared the book was published in 1930, nine years before the alleged offense oc curred. and had nothing to do with facts contained in the indictment. The book is a recitation of some of Viereck's propaganda activities in behalf of Germany before the entry of the United States into the last war. It also contains material about the French, British and Irish propaganda efforts in this country. Assistant Attorney General Wen dell Berge in answering told the court that Mr. Viereck had revealed in his registration statement none of his activities in writing speeches for certain members of Congress. Viereck received $65,000 from Ger man sources for these and other activities which were not covered by the simple statement “author and journalist," Mr. Berge con tended. As to the intent of Congress In declaring that all “material facts” as to one's activities on behalf of a foreign government should be set forth in the registration statement, Mr. Berge said the history of the act showed definitely that all propa ganda activities should be set forth in detail. Clinics to Help Small Firms Will Be Set Up Pointing out that the war has seriously affected American busi ness, the Commerce Department to day offered businessmen its help in setting up clinics to study and find a solution for their war problems. Based on procedures put recently to test in San Jose. Calif., depart ment experts have prepared detailed suggestions for setting up the clinics. These suggestions, just published in a special bulletin, explain the best methods for setting up a clinic, se lecting panels and committees and arranging programs aimed to give the maximum assistance to busi nessmen confronted with the regu lations, allocations and other orders issued by Federal war agencies. The purpose of a clinic is to en able businessmen to work out the best possible adjustments for their firms in meeting the changing war time conditions, the department ex plained. To accomplish this ob jective, a clinic must offer accurate information about these conditions and facilitate an exchange of ideas as to the best way of meeting the problems. The Government does not estab lish such clinics. They are local efforts "rather than attractively wrapped packages shipped out. of Washington,” the department said. Government representatives will co i operate, explaining some of the new regulations and answering questions. Not everybody with a dollar to spare can shoot a gun straight—but | everybody can shoot straight to the bank and buy a War bond. 'Nominal Opposition' Faced by Herring In Iowa Primary Republicans, However, Have Four Senatorial Aspirants in Race Today By the Associated Press. DES MOINES, Iowa. June 1.— Senator Herring, Democrat, was up for renomination in Iowa’s biennial primary today against what party leaders called "nominal opposition,” while four aspirants sought the Re publican nomination for Senator. Senator Herring’s opponent was Ernest J. Seemann of Waterloo, an isolationist candidate. The Republican senatorial as pirants are Gov. George A. Wilson, Mark G. Thornburg, secretary of agriculture; James I. Dolliver, Fort Dodge attorney, and G. Scott Davies, Des Moines attorney. Mr. Thornburg accused Gov. Wil son of isolationist tendencies, a charge the Governor’s supporters have denied. The major parties also named candidates for Governor, eight con gressional seats, State legislative and county offices. For the Democrats, today’s ob jective was selection of a slate capable of reversing the trend which gave the Republican State ticket victories in 1938 and 1940. Republican State headquarters predicted a G. O P. vote of "at least 250.000,” while Democratic leaders looked for a turnout in their party of 125,000 to 150.000. Two years ago the Republican primary vote was 332,000, compared with 121,000 for the Democrats. Horse Stages Comeback CHICAGO For the first time in years, horse dealers and liverymen were outnumbered in bidding at the year’s first public auction of saddle horses by city farmers, sub urbanites and others with an eye on the tire shortage. One hundred horses were sold at an average of $165. an increase of $35 over last year's avarage price. 45 Girls Given Diplomas At Cathedral School Forty-five seniors and post-gradu ate students of the National Cathe dral School for Girls received diplo mas at the Washington Cathedral this morning from the Right Rev. James E. Freeman, Bishop of Wash ington and president of the Board of Trustees. The graduation followed flag day exercises yesterday at which the flag that flew over the school all this term was presented to the out standing scholar, Miss Joan Caster lin, daughter of Mrs. Charles Cas terlin of Chevy Chase, Md. Washington residents who were graduated this morning are Miss Yelena Albala, daughter of the late David Albala Of Belgrade, Yugosla via; Clover Brown, daughter of Con stantine Brown of The Evening Star; Selma Ertegun, daughter of the Turkish Ambassador, and Pa tricia Goldsmith, Hazel N. Hottel, Kathleen McCloghrie, Hilda Mun son, Margaret Nairn, Jacqueline Rizik, Barbara Cook and Joan Davis. Receiving post-graduate diplomas were Eleanor M. Bevans and Hallie Jessie Jones of Washington. Others graduated were: Ella M. Blickensderfer, Madeleine T. P. I Booth, Shirley M. Budds, Katherine S. Crawford, Anne R. Curzon-Howe, Nancy P. Dodge, Emily A. Gibson, Nancy Lou Hollerith. Antoinette R. Hull, Frances F. Kay, Mary S. E. Kneass, Helen W. McCully, Mary Wells Mooers. Lucy M. Palmer, 1 Marian Priestley, Margaret L. Rori son, Jane Sherrill, Jane M. Shuey, ! Nancy J. Trumbo. Harmon S. Tyler, ; Elizabeth C. Waite and Wistar M. Watts. Students completing post-gradu ate courses were Ann Ailing, Gwin Barnwell, Katherine C. Donahue. C. Frances Etherdige. Edith H. Heim. Patricia E. Kreutzer. Florence T. Swain. Sara P. Wing and Margaret Yoakum. % Capt. Harlan Walker Dead DAYTON, Ohio, June 1 <£>).— Capt. Harlan Walker, former Detroit newspaper and industrial photog rapher who joined the Army's photo graphic section, died in Patterson Field Post Hospital last night. He was stricken at his home a few hours earlier. Robinson Sentence Of Death Upheld in Attack on Girl, 15 Will Face Electric Chair Here on July 24 for Assault Near Rock Creek The United States Court of Ap peals today upheld the conviction of William Isaac Robinson. 34. colored, scheduled to die in the electric chair July 24 for criminally attacking a 15-year-old girl. 1 Robinson was convicted in Dis trict Court of attacking the daugh ter of a Government official near Rock Creek Park last summer. The appellate tribunal said it found no merit in any of the points raised by Defense Attorney David A. Hart, who was appointed to serve in the case. In the appeal Mr. Hart had contended that the trial court erred in denying his motion for a continuance of the case; that the failure of the Government to call all of its witnesses took him by surprise, that the indictment was defective because it was signed by an assistant United States attorney rather than by the United States attorney him self. and that Robinson was preju diced by the numerous counts (four) of the indictment. The Court of Appeals also said that a careful study of the record revealed no point of error which the defense attorney overlooked. The jury which convicted Robin son included the death penalty in its verdict. At a hearing in District Court last week In which Robinson's execution date was postponed to July 24. Mr. Hart said he would go to the Su preme Court with the case if the Court of Appeals turned down his appeal. Assistant United States At torney John W. Fihelly prosecuted the case. Duce Reviews Troops BERLIN (From German Broad casts), June 1 (^(.—Premier Musso lini yesterday reviewed troops of the "M" battalions of Fascist militia who stvon will leave Italy for the eastern front. Paper Salvage Drive To Go On in Summer On Limited Scale Schools Participating Should Notify Star To Insure Collections Continuation of the collection of newspapers, cardboard and maga zines in The Evening Star-P.-T. A. Salvage for Victory program during the summer months will be on a somewhat limited schedule, the size to depend on the response from schools. This material is in form for ready conversion into badly needed cardboard and corrugated board. It is probable that the system adopted for summer collections by Jefferson Junior High School may be employed by other schools. Jef ferson will act as a depot not only for its own pupils but for pupils of a number of grade schools within Jef ferson's area. It is proposed that the entire rev enue for newspapers and cardboard be paid to the children in proportion to their collections, payment to be made in Defense stamps. In the case of magazines, the P.-T. A. will pay the children 50 cents per 100 pounds, retaining the remaining 40 cents per 100 to cover the cost of cord and other materials. All schools desiring to remain in the program this summer should notify The Evening Star as quickl/ as possible, so schedules may be prepared to assure no break in the collections. The schedule for collections to morrow in the second district to gether with the five leaders and their totals is as follows: Garrison .. 101,695 Grimke . 79.125 Dr. John J. 'Field DENTIST 436 7th St. N W MEt 9256 THi'd F'ocr, Woclwortn Building Because of exclusive proved PHILIP MORRIS superiority— All smokers inhale—some- I times. But it needn’t I bother your throat. ■ You know why? 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