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Rites for Brian Bell,
AP Washington Chief,
To Be Held Tomorrow
Officials, Coworkers
Pay Fond Tribute to
Widely-Known Newsman
Brian Bell, 52-year-old chief of
the Washington Bureau of the As
sociated Press, who died yesterday
of a heart attack, will be buried to
morrow at the Columbia Gardens
Cemetery, in Arlington.
Committees of the Gridiron Club,
the National Press Club, the White
House Correspondents' Association
and the Standing Committee of
Correspondents in Charge of Con
gressional Press Galleries will attend
the funeral of the noted newspaper
figure, which will be held at 10 am.,
from St. Mary's Episcopal Church in
Arlington.
Mr. Bell, who, among other activi
ties, had reported hundreds of base
ball games from coast to coast in
his career, was stricken while watch
ing the Washington-Detroit double
header Sunday. He telephoned his
wife, telling her he was ill, and she
drove in to Washington to take him
home. The editor died early yester
day at the couple's residence, 4641
North Rock Spring road, in Arling
ton, after a second attack.
Many Express Sorrow.
Mr. Bell, whose passing brought
expressions of sorrow from persons
in all walks of life, was widely known
as a reporter, sports writer, editor
an dnews executive. He was equally
at home covering a prize fight or a
presidential press conference.
Tributes to the writer and editor
continued to pour in today.
Secretary of State Hull said "he
represented the finest traditions of
his honorable profession and will be
greatly missed.”
"Mr. Bell carried forward, and
added to, the best traditions of the
American newspaper profession,”
said Secretary of the Interior Ickes.
“The Associated Press is notable for
its standards of honesty and ob
jectivity in reporting. Mr. Bell had
a great part in building the Asso
ciated Press reputation.”
Secretary of Agriculture Wickard
termed Mr. Bell “an able newspaper
man” and said he was "in a very
real sense a public servant, in that
many millions depended on his work
for their knowledge of Government
activities.”
Honorary Pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers for Mr.
Bell's funeral will be the following:
Supreme Court Justice James F.
Byrnes. Secretary of Agriculture
Wickard, Kent Cooper, general
manager of the Associated Press,
and Alan J. Gould, executive assist
ant: Dr. Frank P. Gaines, president
of Washington and Lee University;
Harold D. Smith director of the
budget; Byron Price, director of cen
sorship: Stanley P. Richardson of
the office of Censorship; Milo Per
kins, director of the Board of Eco
nomic Warfare; Benjamin M.
McKelv.ay, managing editor of The
Star; Alexander F. Jones, managing
editor of the Washington Post: Sam
L. Latimer, jr., editor of the State,
Columbia. S. C.; Rear Admiral J. O.
Richardson. U. S. N.; Lewis Wood,
president of the Gridiron Club: M.
A. White of the Federal Trade Com
mission, Clark Shaughnessy. athletic
director, University of Maryland;
Comdr. Gene Tunney, U. S. N. R.;
James A. Hoyt, auditor of the Court
of Claims; R. W. Hudgens, assistant
Farm Security administrator; Tyrus
Raymond Cobb. Gene Sarazen and
Edmund Campbell, Mr. Cell's per
sonal attorney.
The active pallbearers will be
members of the Associated Press
staff Mr. Bell directed here.
Members of the Gridiron Club
who will attend the editor’s funeral
tomorrow are Phelps P. Adams,
Raymond P. Brandt. H. E. C. Bry
ant, Walker S. Buel, Raymond Clap
per. Mark Foote, E. W. Gableman,
Charles O. Gridley, R. Z. Henle, W.
C. Murphy, jr.; James D. Preston,
Mr. Price. Kirke L. Simpson. Thomas,
L. Stokes, Lyle Wilson. James L.1
wright and District Commissioner
Young.
Press Club Committee.
The committee from the National
Press Club includes Bert Andrews,
Everett C. Watkins, James William
Bryan, Ben H. Lambe, Joyce O'Hara,
John T. Suter. Joseph H. Short, jr.;
Bascom N. Timmons, Carson F.
Lyman, Carlisle Bargeron, Herbert
F. Corn, W. B. Ragsdale, Theodore
F. Koop, Sir Willmott Lewis, C. B.
Dickson, Walter Karig, Edward T.
Folliard. Richard L. Harkness, Ray
Tucker and Gladstone Williams.
Those on the committee from the
White House Correspondents' Asso
ciation include Douglass B. Cornell,
George E. Durno, Paul Wooton,
James N. Minifie. Fred Pasley, Mer
riman Smith, D. Harold Oliver, Wil
liam H. Lawrence, Thomas F. Rey
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ATHENS, GA.—“BAPTISM OF FIRE"—Four naval officers, all
expert swimmers and former school and college athletic coaches,
jumped into the flame-swept waters of a swimming pool here
in final demonstrations to show how men can swim through
burning oil and gasoline without injury. The underwater swim- <i
ming technique is a part of the Navy’s pre-flight training at a
school to open here Thursday. Only three men may be seen
in the picture.
nolds, Walter Trohan, Garnett D.
Horner and John D. Leonard.
Newsmen from the Congressional
Press Galleries Correspondents'
Committee who will attend are Del
bert Clark, Arthur Sears Henning,
Alexander Jones. Mr. McKelway,
Michael W. Flynn. Walker Stone,
William K. Hutchinson, Eugene
Duffield, Ralph Smith, Warren
Francis, William S. Neal, J. A.
O'Leary, Dewey L. Fleming, George
Stimpson and Ned Brooks.
Kirke Simpson Eulogizes
His Former Colleague
The death of Brian Bell brings
the following eulogy by Kirke
Simpson, dean of the Washing
ton news staff of the A. P. and
war analyst for its Wide World
Newsservice. Mr. Simpson joined
the A. P. staff in San Francisco
in 1908 and won the Pulitzer
Prize in 1921 for his famous series
on the Unknown Soldier.
By KIRKE L. SIMPSON,
A.uociated Press Stan Writer.
Memories come thronging down
the long vista of the years that have
been, some glad, some grave, as this
writer sits down with heavy heart
to pay a last tribute to a gallant
fallen comrade, Brian Bell of the
A. P.
That name and the man who bore
it are intimately interwoven with
recollections of decades of Associ
ated Press work. The scenes of high
news drama shared down the years
flicker to life again in memory on a
canvas as wide as the Nation. And
with them come crowding more
poignant visions of happy hours
gone by when Brian Bell—Bell of
the A. P.—was the sturdy, whimsical,
comradely pivot of off-duty fun in
many a hot news setting from coast
to coast and border to border.
Died As He Would Have Chosen.
Bell of the A. P. That about says it
all. He would not himself ask for
any other title to record the high
place he had achieved in life-long
service to the ideals of clean news
and honorable competition. Yet as
chief of the Washington Bureau of
the Associated Press when he died—
as he would have chosen to die, in
the harness of his calling—Brian
Bell was something more than that.
He was an ambassador at large
at Washington in wartimes, not
only for the Associated Press and its
member papers but for all the
Fourth Estate. And in the minds of
the legion of news writer friends
who mourn him over the Nation, no
man was better fitted to represent
them in Washington at so trying a
time for free American journalism
than Bell of the A. P.
His genius as a writer of sports
or politics or the daily drift of the
news is too well proved to require
rehearsing here. His skill at weaving
a human interest pattern, lightened
with his own deft, humorous, but
never biting, touch, is too well
known to stress. It is all embodied
in the news literature of the Nation
under the simple legend: "Bv Brian
Bell.'
Held Officials' Respect.
As A. P. chief of bureau in Wash
ington during the fast-paced
news years which led up to the war,
Bell of the A. P. had earned among
highest officials from the President
down something more than liking.
He held their respect and their ;
confidence in his judgment and
integrity, their trust in his good i
faith to the rigid code of news ethics 1
under which he lived and worked
and died. He was a personal in
terpreter of the American press to
the American Government and peo- '
pie at a time when national unity
was needed as never before if the I
American democracy and its prin
ciples were to survive and triurrjph
over war-mad foes.
He will be hard to replace. Yet to
assuage a little for his friends the
grief of his untimely end must come
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the thought that he lived long
enough to catch the first far rum
blings of victory in the Pacific and
in Europe in events his life-long
news training had fitted him to
appraise. Bell of the A. P. will sleep
the easier for that.
Four Persons Injured
When Car, Bus Collide
D. C. Traffic Toll
Killed in 1942 .. 50
Killed in same period of 1941 36
Toll for all of 1941_ 95
Four persons were injured early
today when the automobile in which
they were riding collided with a
bus at Second street and Pennsyl
vania avenue N.W.
Edward F. Sustrick, 25. of Chevy
Chase, Md.. listed by police as the
driver of the car. was treated at
Emergency Hospital for a nose in
jury, then was removed to Walter
Reed Hospital.
Others treated were Joseph D.
Heck, who suffered chest injuries:
Inez Sweeney. 19 , 3304 Pennsylvania
avenue S.E, lacerated eye and in
juries to the ankle: and Charles B.
Whitehead. 38. 2022 F street N.W.,
back and chest injuries.
The bus was operated by Harold
R. Frazee. 37, of 124 F street S.E.,
police said.
Subs Sink Brazilian
Vessel and Small
U. S. Merchantman
Toll in Western Atlantic
Since Pearl Harbor
Increased to 254
Fy the Associated Press.
The announced toll of Allied and
neutral shipping submarine-sunk In
the* Western Atlantic since Pearl
Harbor stood at 254 today with the
Navy-reported sinking of one United
States vessel and the loss of a
Brazilian ship off South America,
making three revealed this week.
The torpedoing in South American
waters of the Alegrete, a combina
tion officer-training ship for the
Brazilian merchant marine and
cargo-passenger craft, was disclosed
yesterday when 11 burned and in
jured survivors reached La Guaira,
Venezuela, to report that 36 passen
gers and crew members were missing
from the government-owned vessel.
The other recent loss was that of
a small American merchantman,
torpedoed in the Caribbean May 19.
Three men were lost. Thirty-four
survivors escaped in two lifeboats
and reached a Caribbean port after
30 hours adrift.
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Bobbing out of the water and high above the flaming oil, a naval officer fills his lungs before
dipping back under to continue his “flame swim.” The technique is taught to pre-flight stu
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another officer’s hands breaking the water in the foreground. Taking part in the demonstra
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Mileham Will Attempt
To Settle Defense,
Legion Officials' Row
Efforts to Co-operate
Refused, Veterans Say;
Irked by Drunk Charge
j Tne job of straightening out the
' dispute between American Legion
officials and members of the civilian
defense organization was turned
over today to Chief Air Raid War
den William J. Mileham.
In the absence of Defense Co-or- ,
dlnator John Russell Young, to
whom a letter of protest was sent
yesterday by Edwin W. Luther,
Legion department adjutant. Mr.
Mileham said he would probably
bring Legion and civilian defense
officials together to arrive at an
understanding in the face of a
Legion threat that it would with
draw all Legionnaires serving in the
civilian defense movement if their |
services are not desired.
Mr. Mileham also has to look for t
a new assistant deputy in charge
of women's activities to replace
Mary Mason, who said today her
resignation last week was no for
mality and that she would not ac
cept reappouitment to the post she
held under Battalion Chief Clement
Murphy. *
Other Assistants Re-appointed.
The former air raid chief's other
three assistants. Lt. Col. H. O. At
wood. Arch McDonald and Harry
N. Stull, have accepted re-appoint
ment. Mr. Mileham said he would
recommend the appointment of an
other aide tomorrow and additional
ones as the need for them arises.
Miss Mason said she had resigned
because she could not devote "seven
days a week to office work." In the
future. Miss Mason, who took the
training course in civilian protec
tion. will limit her defense activities
to teaching civilian defenders in the
schools being set up for that pur
pose.
The Legion complaint was that
repeated offers of co-operation
had been refused and centered pro
test on the refusal of the Columbia j
Heights area to accept the offer of
the American Legion home at 2437 j
Fifteenth street N.W. as the locale j
of a dance to raise funds for that j
area.
Randolph, McCarran Informed. 1
Mr. Luther charged in his let
ter that during a warden dis
cussion of the offer, one zone
warden "questioned whether the
offer of the American Legion should
be accepted in view of the fact that
the American Legion members are
drunkards and a bunch of drunks
were coming in and out of the build- j
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Mother Opposed to Amputating
Child's Arm Wins Court Fight
B» thi Aisociited Presi.
SEATTLE. June 9—There was
Joyful relief in the heart of 11-year
old Patricia Hudson's mother today
because the State's highest court
ruled that a judge could not order
the amputation of the girl's mis
formed arm over the mother's pro
test.
Patricia remained In the Chil
drens Hospital where she has
been under observation for several
months in anticipation of the risky
operation which a Juvenile Court
Judge had ordered, pending Su
preme Court approval.
She was not told last night that
the Supreme Court had held in a
6-to-3 decision that a court could
not overrule the parents' wish as
long as the parents' right to custody
of the child was not challenged.
Medical testimony in the case
told of Patricia’s distorted, dangling
arm being 10 times the weight of
the other.
Doctors testified before Juvenile
Judge William Long that the girl
would have a 50-50 chance of sur
viving an operation, but said also
that her life might be in jeopardy
if no operation were performed.
Patricia, one of nine children,
favored the. surgical gamble. The
father. Claude Hudson. 58-vear-old
invalid, was willing to leave the
decision to the court.
The mother was adamant in her
opposition, expressing confidence
that some way, somehow medical
relief for her daughter would be
found other than an operation.
The girl was born with an ab
normally large arm and the condi
tion has become aggravated with her
growth.
ing at 2437 Fifteenth street N.W.,
and in general attacked the char
acter and integrity of the member
ship of the American Legion in the
District of Columbia."
Mr. Luther commented later that
he had no wish to embarrass Com
missioner Young, but believed he
should be advised of "a little cir
cumstance”—the charges of the
anonymous zone warden.
He said he hoped the situation
could be straightened out, but if it
were not, the Legion would be forced
to take action.
Copies of the letter, which re
viewed the activities of Legionnaires
in civic affairs, went to Chairmen
Randolph and McCarran of the
House and Senate District Comit
tees.
Holland Club to Hear
Loudon Tomorrow
The Holland Club of Washington
will have as its guest speaker Am
bassador Alexander Loudon of The
Netherlands during its meeting at
8 p.m. tomorrow in the lounge of
Tilden Gardens. The club was
formed the early part of this year
by a group of Holland-Americans
and those of Dutch extraction. Dr.1
William DeKleine is president and
C. Albert Alberding. National Press
Club manager, is secretary.
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Wallace Declares U.S.
'Chosen of the Lord'
To Lead World Peace
Makes Chief Address at
Churchman's Dinner to
Honor President Roosevelt
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 9.—Vice Presi
dent Wallace envisioned America
last night as ‘ chosen ol the Lord”
for transformation “into something
which Europe and Africa and Asia
will welcome as their brightest hope
in the time to come.”
In a speech at a dinner-meeting
sponsored by The Churchman to
honor President Roosevelt, the Vice
President asserted that history thus
far “seems but a prelude to a mag
nificent world symphony.”
"America,” he added, "will not
have made her contribution until
nine out of 10 of the adults of the,
world can read and write, until all1
the children of the world can have
at least a pint of milk a day. until
education brings with it such a
sense of responsibility that all of
the people of the world can be
trusted to take part In democratic
government.”
Heir to Religion And Culture.
Mr. Wallace termed America “the
heir of the religious concepts of Pal
estine and the culture of Rome and
England.”
"The American peace, the peace
of the common man,” he declared, j
"must be translated Into freedom
everywhere.
“And, if America Is a chosen land,
it Is not for her sake that she Is
chosen of the Lord at a certain
stage of the world's history, but for i
the sake of all the world.
“We appreciate all that has come
to us out of the past, but we insist
that it be transformed into a greater
hope for ,the future, into something
which Europe and Africa and Asia
will welcome as their brightest hope
in the time to come.”
The Rev. Prank R. Wilson, rector
of Mr. Roosevelt's Hyde Park par
ish, accepted for the President the
' Churchman’s 1942 Award, a plaque
given annually to the person deemed
to have done most “for the promo
tion of good will and better under
standing among all peoples.”
‘Hew Age ef Freedom.”
In a letter of acceptance read by
Mr Wilson the President asserted
that, while the road ahead was
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Nations were determined “to estab- V*
lish a new age of freedom on this
earth.”
"And with the united help of all ;[
free men and of all the great insti
tutions of freedom, of which the
churches of the free stand first, we
shall create a new world in which ■>
there is freedom of worship and
utterance, freedom from want and
from fear, for all peoples everywhere
In the world.”
Dr. Luis Quintanilla, minister
counselor of the Mexican Embassy,
told the gathering that the example
of the United States in spontaneous
ly foregoing the advantages of its
material might to adopt a policy of
“respect of the territorial, political
and economic integrity ’of 20 neigh
bor States "finds no parallel in his
tory.”
Brenda Frazier,Now of Age,
Gets $3,900,000 Estate
Bj the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, June 9—Brenda
Frazier is a year older and $3,900,
000 richer today.
It's her 21st birthday anniversary
and the former glamour girl steps
into $1,400,000 in cash and a life in
terest in $2,500,000.
Her fortune comes to her like
this:
One million in cash from her
paternal grandmother. Mrs Clara
Duff Frazier, who died in Chicago
in 1936.
Four hundred thousand in cash
from the unexpended balances in
the interest funds on that million
and on three trust funds—two estab
lished by her grandmother and one
set up by her father. Frank Duff
Frazier, who died in 1933—totaling
$2,500,000,
Once when Brenda entered a
night club people flocked to her
table: now. as Mrs. John S. (Ship
wreck) Kelly, she visits others’ ta
bles seeking contributors to Navy
Relief, to which she is devoting most
of her time.
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Here in brief daily entries on a ten-cent store
pad. one of the heroes of the glorious stand
on Bataan unfolds the early confusions, the
courageous recovery, the fortitude under
impossible conditions which marked the de
fense of Manila Bay, maintaining a sturdy
obstacle to complete exploitation by Japan of
her early gains.
Lt. Tom P. Gerrity, of the Army Air Corps,
arrived at Manila on November 20, just in
time to take part in one of the epic defenses
of American military history. Grounded
when his plane was destroyed, he became an
aide at the headquarters of Gen. Wain
wright. Starting with December 7th he set
down the principal events and his impres
sions each day until on April 7th he was
evacuated to Australia by plane.
His diary is filled with the hope that would
not die until the very end, of stories of priva
tion and tragedy, of concern over dwindling
food and munitions, but transcending all
else, the courage that kept a foredoomed
cause alive to the final point of exhaustion.
The Evening Star has secured permission to
publish the diary. Be sure to read each of
its thrilling installments starting
Thursday, June 11th, in
Call National 5000 for Regular Delivery,
Daily and Sunday

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