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Commandos in Minor
Raid on French Area;
Get Valuable Data
Only Slight- Casualties
Are Reported After
Reconnaissance Action
By the Associated Pres#.
LONDON, June 4, — British
Commandos scouted German po
sitions in the Boulogne-Le Tou
quet area across Dover Strait
again early today and were
reported to have returned
with “valuable information”—a
phrase which suggests the in
cidental capture of prisoners.
Royal Navy warships escorted the
black-faced special service troops to
and from the French coast and
Royal Air Force fighter planes
provided a protective umbrella for
the operation and return, a com
munique said.
<The German high command
said its forces had repulsed "an
attempted British landing” on the
occupied French coast and that
German troops had captured
“some prisoners and arms. ’)
The Boulogne-Le Touquet area, 25
miles from England’s Dover coast,
is viewed by military experts as one
of several areas suitable as bridge
heads for an invading Allied army.
It is a doorstep to the valleys of
the French Rivers Seine and Somme
through which English forces have
struck at Paris in the past.
Nazi Diversion Reported.
There have been reports from the
Russian front recently that the Ger
mans were forced to divert some
forces from this area of France,
particularly armored divisions which
have been the backbone of the Ger
man defenses in France.
The operation took on implica- ’
tions of added importance in the i
absence of the Commando leader,
Vice Admiral Lord Louis Mount
batten. He was in Washington with
Field Marshal Sir John G. Dill,
member of the combined chiefs of
staff group set up last February “to
insure complete co-ordination of the
war effort” of the United States and j
Britain.
Also reported participating in the |
Washington talks were Gen. George j
C. Marshall. United States Army
Chief of Staff, and Lt. Gen. Henry
H. Arnold, chief of the United States
Army Air Forces, who has just re- j
turned there from London.
Casualties Are Slight.
The nocturnal action, confusing
the invaders in a theater important
to Adolf Hitler’s continental de
fenses, was described as a “minor
reconnaissance raid.’’ The com
munique supplied few details.
It was later announced by com
bined operations headquarters that
the raiders suffered "only slight
casualties!”
“The naval and military force
which took part in a minor recon
naissance raid between Boulogne
and Le Touquet in the early hours
of today ,’’ it said, “have now re
turned to England.
“A small contingent of special
service troops landed on the French
coast, where they engaged the en
emy and obtained valuable infor
mation. Our troops suffered only
6light casualties.'’
Troops on such a mission nor
mally seek to ascertain the disposi
tion of fortifications, stores and
garrisons and capture some enemy
soldiers for questioning to deter
mine the caliber, training and
morale of their opposition.
Previous Scouting Trip. ,
Commandos landed in approx
imately the same region on a scout
ing trip April 22. This followed a
parachute troop action which
knocked out the Bruneval radio
location post in February and a
powerful attack March 27 on the
St. Nazaire U-boat base, declared by
the British to have blasted a lock
gate and set off a three-day fight
in which pro-Allied French civilians
participated.
Boulogne's docks, air fields, bar
racks and gun emplacements have
been bombed dozens of times
by day and by night by the RAF
since it fell to the Germans May 26,
1940.
Le Touquet is a resort town on the
Canche River estuary 15 miles
farther south along a coast of dunes
and marshes. Also known as Faris
Plage, it was a center of social life
for British officers and men sta
tioned at the nearby Staples base
In the World War.
The raid was executed in the
fibsenee of Lord Louis Mountbatten,
the Commandos’ commander in
chief. He is in Washington for
military conferences.
Germans Claim Repulse
Of 'Attempted Landing'
BERLIN (From German Broad
casts), June 4 OP).—'The German
high command today reported re
pulse of “an attempted British land
ing" on the occupied French coast
and said Nazi troops had captured
“some prisoners and aims.”
Only weak forces participated in
the attempted landing, a commu
nique said.
Unofficial accounts of the engage
ment said the British landing force
approached the shore in motor tor
pedoboats accompanied by low-fly
ing planes, but was beaten off by
intense artillery fire.
A few British were said to have
reached shore in a second attempt
farther south.
Rationing by Coupons
Planned for Canada
By the Associated Press.
OTTAWA. June 4—Coupon ra
tioning is planned for Canada with
the probability that sugar will be
the first commodity so rationed, it
was announced today by Donald
Gordon, chairman of the Wartime
Prices and Trade Board.
Congress in Brief
TODAY.
Senate:
Considers declarations of war
against Hungary, Rumania and
Bulgaria: hears President Quezon of
Philippine commonwealth.
Foreign Relations Committee meets
In executive session on,war resolu
tions.
Labor Committee considers civilian
insurance bill.
Conference Committee seeks to
adjust differences on agriculture ap
propriation bill.
House:
Continues debate on labar-securlty
appropriations.
Ways and Means Committee con
tinues discussion of technical changes
Id tax jaws.
11 ...r* • •
“AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME”—Philip Murray (right), CIO president, pays his respects to his erst
while ally, John L. Lewis, telling newspapermen that the UMW president “seems hell-bent on
the creation of national confusion and national discontent.” —A. P. Photo.
Two New Assistant
Chiefs of Staff of
Army Appointed
Edwards, Strong Named;
Ireland Heads Air Unit
Of Transportation
By NELSON M. SHEPARD.
The War Department today
! announced four important Army
appointments, including those
of Maj. Gen. George V. Strong
and Brig. Gen. I. H. Edwards as
new assistant chiefs of staff.
Gen. Strong, 62, a technical ad
viser at various international dis
armament conferences, succeeds
Brig. Gen. Raymond E. Lee as chief
of the military intelligence division
<G-2> of the general staff. The lat
I ter is awaiting a new assignment
| not yet announced.
Gen. Edwards, 47, an air officer
| of long experience, succeeds Maj.
Gen. Harold R. Bull as chief of the
organization and training division,
an appointment that emphasizes the
growing importance of the air forces
I in the general direction of war
plans.
Gen. Bull Going to Birmingham
The change In this latter office
resulted in the transfer of Gen.
Bull to command the replacement
and school command of the Army
ground forces at Birmingham. Ala.,
where he succeeds Maj. Gen. Court
ney H. Hodges, whose new assign
ment has not been made public.
The fourth appointment was of R.
W. Ireland of Chicago as civilian
chief of the air division of the Army
transportation service to direct its
broad program of utilizing aircraft
to speed the flow of manpower and
materials into all phases of the war
effort. Mr. Ireland was formerly
traffic manager of the United Air
lines.
Assisting him in developing the
air transportation program is Capt.
Leigh Parker, Air Corps, who has
been vice president of the Delta Air
Lines, Atlanta. The division is pre
paring to decentralize the present
administration of priorities covering
the precedence of passenger and
cargo transportation on scheduled
airlines. This is designed to assure
that space is made available when
ever required for the war effort.
Will Set Up Regional Offices.
Under the new plan, 14 or 15
regional offices will be established,
their definite locations not yet ap
proved.
Mr. Ireland is a graduate of the
Pace Insitute in Washington and in
former years has co-operated with
the War Dapartment in air trans
port matters.
Gen. Strong returns to the general
staff from service in the field as
commander of the 8th Army Corps
at Camp Bowie, Tex. He is former
chief of the War Plans Division,
now the Operations Division. A
native of Chicago, he was gradu
ated from West Point 38 years ago.
The appointment of Gen. Edwards
places one of the Army's most ex
| perienced airmen in command of
j organization and training. He was
bom in Freedom, N. Y., and com
missioned in the Army in 1917. He
became a World War pilot and is
rated as a command pilo^and com
bat observer. A graduate of the
War College in 1938, Gen. Edwards
also has been commander of Ran
dolph Field, Tex., known as the
Army's West Point of the Air.
Gerard Misquoted
On Arnold Statement
By the Associated Press.
FLEMINGTON, N. J., June 4 —
James W. Gerard, former United
States Ambassador to Germany, in
offering a resolution of confidence
in the management of Standard
Oil Co. (New Jersey) at the annual
meeting Tuesday, said Assistant At
torney General Thurman Arnold
had charged Standard with at
tempting to mislead a special Sen
ate committee in regard to syn
thetic rubber and pre-war contracts
with I. G. Farbenindustrie, German
dye trust.
Owing to a mechanical error re
sulting in a dropped phase, a news
story Tuesday made it appear Mr.
Gerard had said Mr. Arnold had
misled the Justice Department in
the matter.
Lt. Col. Beverly Snow
Named Full Colonel
Lt. Col. Beverly C. Snow, Assist
an Engineer Commissioner for the
District, has been promoted to the
rank of full colonel.
Col. Snow, a native of Durham, N.
C., came to Washington in 1940,
serving for a time in the office of
the Assistant Secretary of War. He
was graduated from West Point in
1918. .
MAJ. GEN. GEORGE V.
STRONG,
Chief of Military Intelligence
Division. —A. P. Photo.
BRIG. GEN. I. H. EDWARDS.
Chief of Organization and
Training Division.
—Wide World Photo.
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Gasoline
(Continued From First Page.)
them to replenish his tanks. At
present the gasoline stations are on
an honor system.
Persons requiring additional gaso
line over and above the basic allow
ance to get to and from work or to
carry on their businesses, will get
"B” or "C” cards in addition to the
"A” cards, while commercial and
industrial users will be issued a new
type of card—“S-l” or “S-2."
The “B” card will contain 16
coupons. If a driver's statements to
the registrar indicate that he does
not need all the gasoline this pro
vides. a date limit will be set on the
validity of this card.
Persons needing still more gasoline
will receive the “C” card, containing
96 coupons. This will go to Govern
ment officials, doctors, ministers,
nurses and other essential persons.
Some coupons will be torn from the
cards of persons needing less gas
oline than that provided by the “C”
class cards.
Will Eliminate “Bootlegging.”
Thus, a country doctor, with much
necessary traveling to do, would get
more coupons than a city physician.
Commercial and industrial users,
now entitled to unlimited supplies,
with or without “X” cards, will be
required to present the new “S”
cards when making purchases.
The “S-l” card, intended for light
commercial vehicles and trucks, will
have 96 coupons, each coupon calling
for a unit of 5 gallons of gasoline—
instead of the lesser gallonage per
Two Torpedo Cutters
Sunk, Soviets Claim;
Two Transports Hit
Bagging of Number of
Tanks and 40 Trucks
Credited to Flyers
By tht Associated Presa.
MOSCOW, June 4—Two Axis
torpedo cutters were sunk and
two transports and another ship
were damaged by Russian air at
tacks Tuesday, the Soviet In
formation Bureau said today.
Red flyers, officially declared to
hold the initiative above the Ger
man-Russian front, also were cred
ited with bagging an unspecified
number of tanks and 40 trucks and
destroying nine field and anti-air- i
craft guns and an ammuntion dump
A communique said "battles of
local importance” took place in sev
eral sectors yesterday.
“Our units operating behind the
enemy lines on the central front
repulsed an attack by German in
fantry supported by tanks,” the In
formation Bureau said. "The enemy
lost 300 officers and men ”
(The circumstances which led
to this fight “behind the enemy
lines” were not brought out. The
Nazi high command declared yes
terday the Germans had encir
cled and crushed Soviet groups
on the central front, killing more
than 1,500 and capturing 2.000.)
In Moscow, which has not been
bombed since April 5, a conference
of air-raid command officials was
told that the anti-aircraft defenses
of the capital had destroyed more
than 1,100 German planes since the
start of the war.
These defenses Include anti-air
craft batteries, barrage balloons and
fighter planes.
unit for passenger cars. The “S-2”
cards for heavier vehicles will con
tain 364 five-gallon coupons.
The O. P. A. official said the per
manent program was expected to
eliminate the possibilities of “boot
legging” and favoritism existing in
the temporary plan, under which no
restraint is placed on dealers and
on “honor system” is used.
To qualify for a “B” or "C” card
an automobile owner must prove
one of two things: First, that he has j
formed a car-pooling club with at
least three other automobile own
ers to conserve tire mileage or, that
this is impossible for some valid
reason.
Credit Sale* May Be Stopped.
He will be required to state the
total distance he must travel, and
will be issued the proper card on
this basis. The gasoline to which
the “A” card entitles him may then
be used for family or pleasure driv
ing without restraint.
It is expected drivers may be re
quired to present statements from
their employers certifying their
need for additional gasoline sup
plies.
The gap between July 1, when
the temporary rationing plan ex
pires, and July 15, probably will be
covered by use of existing ration
cards for the two weeks.
The Petroleum War Council
recommended yesterday also that
credit sale of gasoline through re
tail outlets be discontinued after
December 31.
This would abolish credit cards
for the duration. However, Federal.
State and municipal purchases
would continue to be made on a
credit basis.
[
Weather Report
(Furnished by the United State* Weather Bureau.)
District of Columbia—Mild temperature tonight; gentle winds.
Maryland and Virginia—Mild temperature tonight.
Record for Last 24 Roars.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest. 81. noon. Year ago. 89.
Lowest, 67. 6:30 a m. Year ago, 59.
River Report.
Potomac cloudy, Shenandoah River clear
at Harpers Ferry: Potomac very muddy
at Great Falls today.
Tide Tablet.
(Furnished by United States Coast and
Geodetic Survey.)
Today. Tomorrow.
High_ - itWa.m.
Low _ 7:o8 a.m. 8-40 a.m.
High .1_ 1:23 p.m. 2:23 p m.
Low _._ 8:09 p.m. 9:07 P.m.
The San and Moon.
Rises. Set*.
Sun. today- 5:43 8 29
Sun. tomorrow_ 5:43 8.30
Moon, today- - 10:38 a.m.
Automobile llghta must be turned on
one-half hour after aunaet.
Precipitation.
Monthly precipitation in Inches the
Capital (current month to date):
Month. 1942.
January _8.47
February _8.08
March_6.96
E? Ui
June _ .03
July --
August ___ —
September _ —
October-—
November_ —
December_—
Report for Lest 24 Hours.
Temperature.
Yesterday— Degrees.
4 p.m. _ 75
8 P.m. _ 77
Midnight _ 71
Today—
4 a m. _ 99
R a m. _ 68
Noon _ 81
Record Temperatures This Year.
Highest, 94, on May l.
Lowest. 6. on January 11.
Humidity for Last 24 Hours.
(From noon yesterday to noon today.)
Highest, 97 per cent, at 8:30 a.m.
Lowest. 77 per cent, at 8:30 p.m.
Weather in Various Cities.
Precipl
High. Low. tation.
Albuquerque. N. Mex— 80 52 -
Atlanta, Oa.- 84 99 -
Boston. Mass - 57 53
Buffalo. N. Y_ 79 61
Chicago. HI. _ RH 87 _
Cleveland Ohio- 84 87
Denver. Colo. - 81 47 0.21
Detroit. Mich. - 82 67
Kanaaa City. Mo- 94 74 ...
Louisville, Ky.- 92 68
Memphis. Tenn.- 95 73
Miami. Fla. _ _ 84 68 2.84
MPls.-St. Paul. Minn... 85 68
New Orleans. La_ 70 73 0.10
P I m
St. Louis. Mo._ 95 73 -
Washington, D. £_ 77 67 —
7 , -- —
Representatives of 50
UMW Locals Seek
CIO Affiliation
International Board
Member Resigns in
Break With Lewis
The row between the Congress of
Industrial Organizations and the
United Mine Workers was due for
further airing today when repre
sentatives of some 50 locals of Dis
trict 50, UMW, prepared to go be
fore the Executive Board of the
CIO to ask for direct affiliation
which would make them independ
ent of the district, which takes in
miscellaneous workers.
'‘I'hese locals have sided with
Philip Murray, CIO president, in
his break with John L. Lewis, presi
dent of the miners, and Martin
Wagner, UMW International Board
member from District 50, has re
signed.
They are said to represent 50,000
workmen.
Mr. Wagner broke with the UMW
leadership last night, declaring in
a letter to Mr. Lewis that “the work
ing men and women whom I have
been privileged to represent on the
board can no longer endure the
‘dictatorial suppression of all demo
cratic rights.”
Oppose* Policies of Leadership.
He added that he and his con
stituents could no longer support
the policies of the UMW leader
ship in “attacking the CIO, its presi
dent, Philip Murray, and granting
only lip service to the President of
the United States."
Earlier in the day, in addressing
the board at the National Press
Club, Mr. Murray declared that Mr.
Lewis “seems hell-bent on the crea
tion of national confusion and na
tional discontent.” The board
promptly backed him up with a
resolution calling Mr. Lewis’ policies
“a grave danger to the security of
our Nation and to the future of the
workers in the entire world."
Mr. Murray's address to the board
and the CIO directors and staff, and
the board's resolution, carefully dis
tinguished between the UMW lead
ership and the membership Mr.
Murray said his removal from the
union's vice presidency without trial
last week after 12 years in that office
would not destroy his fondness for
the rank and file of that organiza
tion.
Mr. Murray declared Mr. Lewis,
through Labor’s Non-Partisan
League, conducted a vigorous lobby
against repeal of the Neutrality Act
and against the arming of merchant
ships, contrary to the announced
policy of the CIO leadership. He
accused the mine union president,
too, of conducting private negotia
tions with an AFL leader for merger
of the two labor organizations, and
of offering to turn over the CIO
United Construction Workers to the
AFL building trades.
Lewis Explains Attitude.
Earlier in the day Mr. Lewis told
his Policy Commitee at a separate
meeting that criticisms of his stand
on foreign policy were “not based
upon the truth.”
Mr. Lewis acknowledged that he
had urged non-participation in for
eign wars, but declared he had dis
carded this policy “when it was evi
dent that the Nation was to be
attacked by foreign enemies."
"When that time came,’’ Mr.
Lewis said, • * * I abandoned
every other consideration and stated
publicly’, and acted accordingly, in
support of the Government, of our
institutions, of our policies, of the
integrity of our Nation and the
well-being, not alone of the mem
bers of the United Mine Workers of
America, but the well-being of
every American."
Informed of Mr. Murray’s speech.
Mr. Lewis later denied to newspa
permen that he or the miners had
opposed any proposal of the ad
ministration for defense before
Pearl Harbor or for war since then.
He recalled that Mr. Murray, speak
ing to the mine workers’ Policy
Committee last week said he “had
never questioned John L. Lewis’
patriotism.”
Mr. Lewis also denied a Murray
charge that Mr. Lewis had asked
the C. I. O. president to oppose the
President's foreign policies and said
Mr. Murray's speeches indulged in
"irrational emotionalism.”
Imperialism Charged.
Mr. Murray declared Mr. Lewis
"professed to be the almighty, big
ger than the union, bigger than
the CIO. bigger than any affil
iate, bigger than any member. He
believes that when he makes up his
mind about something, that is the
way it ought to be done.”
In another development, Textile
Labor, official publication of the
CIO Textile Workers' Union of
America, said in a front page edi
torial in its June issue yesterday
that "John L. Lewis is Fascist in
thought and method and his pre
eminence as a labor leader in no
whit changes or extenuates that ac
cusation.”
The. editorial, signed by Editor
Val Burati, also said:
"John L. Lewis is attempting to
build up a personal empire for no
good purpose.
"The fact that in accomplishing
his purpose he must, willy-nilly, ac
complish some good for his members
does not deny the essential rotten
ness of his objectives.”
Striking Weavers Back
After Blacklist Threat
By the Associated Pres*.
NEW BEDFORD. Mass.. June 4.—
After a union threat to blacklist
them unless they returned to their
looms in the Hathaway Mills, strik
ing weavers went back to work to
day. ending a 10-day unauthorized
strike against an increased work
load.
Officials at the mill said that the
first shift of weavers reported for
work at 6 a m. and that others of
the 156 strikers were being reg
istered for the second and third
shifts.
The War Labor Board had failed
to induce the strikers to return
last week and even pleas of the
national offices of the United Textile
Workers of America (AFL) failed to
budge them.
Last night, the War Labor Board
announced that union leaders had
agreed to help supply retracements
for slaikers who persisted in re
maining away today and that dis
ciplinary measures would be taken
against the recalcitrants.
The strikers In secret meeting last
night voted to return.
f m
It’s common sense to be thrifty.
War bonds help you to save and help
to save America.
k
Connie Wolf, Aviatrix, Plans
Parachute-Packing Business
By the Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, June 4—Guar
anteeing results and confident
there'll be no complaints from cus
tomers, Irrepressible Connie Wolf Is
going Into the parachute-packing
business.
The socialite aviatrix, who mice
was marooned for a day on a sand
spit in the Gulf of Mexico and flew
as a passenger on the Yankee
Clipper's first trans-Atlantic flight,
plans an all-female ’chute-packing
service with the big aircraft plants
of the area as potential customers.
“I have to do something,” said
Connie, “and I thought a sign,
‘Constance Cann Wolf, parachutes
packed,’ would look cuter on the
outside gate than one that said
‘broilers.’ ”
Mrs. Wolf studied parachute
packing in a Nary League mass after
her husband, Albert L. Wolf, also a
flyer, joined the Army.
If clients want proof of her ability,
she's willing to step out of a plane
in a 'chute die’s packed herself.
For the last 10 years, Connie has
been promoting the idea flying is
as safe as buggy-riding.
"It's safer,” she wrote once in an
editorial, "particularly for children—
children who spend their time in
airplanes don’t get poison ivy.”
There's no doubt Connie is re
sourceful. When a rainstorm broke
during an outdoor musicale last
summer, she merely stepped to her
car, zipped off her evening gown
and returned to her seat in a bath
ing suit—an audience of one for the
rest of the performance.
3 New Members Named
To Mental Health Board
The District Court Judges today
reappointed three members of the
Commission on Mental Health and
appointed three new members,
Thomas Gillespie Walsh, lawyer
member and chairman, was reap
pointed for the four-year term, ex
piring June 8, 1946. The others re
appointed for the same term were
Drs. Albert E. Marland and Hyman
D. Shapiro.
New appointees are:
Dr. Miriam F. Dunn, who be
comes the first woman member, for
the remaining three years of the
four-year term expiring in 1945, in
place of Dr. Roger S. Cohen, who
is In the Navy.
Dr Isadore Rodis, for the re
maining three years of the four
year term, expiring in 1945, in place
of Dr. Antoine Schneider, resigned.
Dr. Robert T. Morse, for the re
maining one year of the four-year
term, expiring in 1943. in place of
Dr. Elmer Klein, now in the Navy.
Other commission members are
Drs. Bernard S. French, Paul J.
Ewerhardt and Walter Freeman.
The commission was created June
8. 1938, to supervise Insanity pro
ceedings in the District.
Action Delayed on Plan
For U. S. Use of Taxis
A proposal for a one-year trial of
Federal Government use of taxicabs
in the District in place of Gov
ernment-owned automobiles was
considered during hearings on the
Federal Security Agency appro
priation bill now before the House,
but no action was taken by the Ap
propriations Committee pending the
preparation of permissive legisla
tion.
A study made by FSA shows that
with the existing cab rate "there is
quite a cost margin in favor of the
taxi plan."
The report says “the taxicab com
panies have indicated that a credit
system could be made available to
the Government, payment for trans
portation to be made at'the close
of a stated period.” A limited num
ber of form tickets would be fur
nished each bureau chief, who would
be responsible for restricting their
use to essential Government busi
ness. There would be further con
trol through a budget allotment
limiting the amount that could be
spent.
Army Commission
For Joe Louis Urged
In House by Fish
An Army commission for
Corpl. Joe Louis was advocated
on the House floor yesterday
by Representative Pish, Repub
lican, of New York, with the
suggestion that the heavy
weight champion be assigned
to teach physical training “to
the new colored division sta
tioned in Arlsona ”
Fort Myer Provost School
Will Hove to Georgia
The provost marshal general's
school at Fort Myer, Va„ will be
moved after tomorrow's graduation
to a new and enlarged training cen
ter for approximately 2,000 officer
candidates at Snodgrass-Dyer Field,
Chockamauga Park, Ga., about 9
miles from Chattanooga, Tenn., the
War Department announced today.
Col. Robert B. Brown, cavalry,
now commandant of the Fort Myer
: school, will direct all divisions of
the schools established at the new
center. Col. Archer L. Lerch, for
merly deputy provost marshal gen
eral, has been designated command
ing officer.
The new schools in Georgia will
have an enrollment of about 1.800
officers and enlisted men and a class
of 200 enlisted investigators. The
center will include the present pro
vost marshal s school, an investiga
tion school, an officer candidate
school and a World War officers' re
fresher course.
Graduates of these schools will
be given commissions in military
police work, investigation and other
activities of the provost marshal
general.
There are at present about 200
students at the Port Myer school,
which is located on what is known
as the South Post.
Studio Prowler Breaks
Clay Bust of President
A clay bust of President Roosevelt,
valued at $1,000, was knocked from
Its pedestal and shattered by prowl
ers in a studio at 1313 Thirteenth
street N.W. last night. Sculptor
George Conlon reported to police
Mr. Conlon said he was beginning
work immediately on another bust.
Police said nothing was stolen.
2 Jap Navy Officers
Shot by British
On Madagascar
Pair Victims of Patrol
In Village North of
Diego Suarez
By the Associated Pre»*.
LONDON, June 4.—The War
Office announced today that two
Japanese naval officers had been
shot by a British patrol Monday
in a village north of British-oc
cupied Diego Suarez, on the is
land of Madagascar.
The announcement was re
garded here as further proof
that the Japanese were planning
to take over that large French
Island when the British them
selves moved in.
The officers, one source said, ap
parently were assigned to make
plans of the naval base at Diego
Suarez to prepare the way for a
Japanese landing.
The British forces in Madagascar,
informed persons said, are consoli
dating their positions around Diego
Suarez, and there were no reports of
British troop movements outside the
area of the naval base
There had been repeated reports
prior to the British occupation that
the Japanese might attempt to seize
the strategic island off the East
African coast
The announcement concerning
the shooting of the two Japanese
officers, issued by the British com
manding officer at Diego Suarez,
said:
"On the morning of June 1 the
! native headman of a village in the
j peninsula of Diego Suarez reported
| two foreigners had been observed
! In the village. A British patrol
with native guides proceeded to the
i village. The two foreigners fled
; before the arrival of the patrol but
! were pursued and surrounded.
“When caUed upon to surrender
j they opened fire on the British
patrol and were shot.
"On examination of their cloth
ing, papers showed they were Jap
anese naval officers."
Glen Clifton Leach
To Be Buried Tomorrow
Funeral services for Glen Clifton
Leach, 69. chief of the division of
j fish culture, Interior Department,
' who died yesterday, will be held at
! 3 pm. tomorrow at Hines' funeral
; home Burial will be in Rock Creek
Cemetery. The Rev. Bernard Bras
; kamp of the Gunton-Temple Pres
: byterian Church will officiate at the
! services.
Mr. Leach, who entered Govern
'< ment service 41 years ago, had di
rected the fish culture division for
| the last 24 years. He had been ac
I tive in the Presbyterian Church for
1 many years and also was a Mason.
Somoza's Wife Reaches
Panama on Way Here
By the Associated Press.
PANAMA. Panama, June 4 —Sen
ora Salvadora Debayle de Somoza,
wife of President Anastasio Somoza
of Nicaragua, arrived here from Ma
I nagua last night en route to the
I United States.
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