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Somewhat warmer today; mild temperature* to night. Temperatures today—Highest, 82, at 2;50 p.m : lowest. 65, at 6:15 a.m. Prom Mi* Unites state* Wearner Bur*** Report. Full Detail* on Page A-S. Closing N. Y. Markets—Soles, Pag* 14. NIGHT FINAL LATEST NEWS AND SPORTS CLOSING MARKETS OP) Maana Aaaoclatad Praaa. 90th YEAR. Xo. 35,853. WASHINGTON, D. €., MONDAY, JUNE 29, 1942-THIRTY-FOUR PAGES. x Weahlniton TUPPIT rPVTQl Waewher* and Suburb* 121 it Hi Tj rive Cent a MATRUH EVACUATED BY BRITISH FORCES — 1 ' 1 ■■ ■ ' _- .... . . • A i ■ ■ ■ American Bombers Blast Jap Flying Field on Wake Island Pilots Report Weak Defense Of Pacific Base All U. S. Planes Return Safely; One Damaged United States bombers attacked Japanese-occupied Wake Island Saturday and damaged the air field and various shore installa tions t here with only minor dam age to one plane, the Navy Department announced this aft ernoon in a communique. Japanese aircraft and fighter de fense on the former American owned Pacific island was weak, the com munique declared All the bombers that took part in the raid, the Navy said. returned safely. The communique follows: “Central Pacific area: “1. United States bombers at tacked Japanese occupied Wake Is land on June 27 All Planes Return Safely. ”2. Under favorable conditions of weather and visibility our planes, attacking in formation, damaged the airfield and various shore in stallations. ”3 Enemy aircraft and fighter de fense was weak and. although one bomber suffered minor damage dur ing the attack, all of our planes returned safely.” The raid Saturday was the second made by United States forces since capture of the island by the Jap anese last December 23. The first raid was February 24 A naval com munique describing that attack on February 24 pointed out that the Japanese had worked feverishly to strengthen the small island's de fenses against attack. In that raid. 219 bombs from aircraft and many shells from cruisers and destroyers were rained on the shore installa tions and landing field. Closest Base to Hawaii. Tiny Wake Island is Japan's nearest base to the Hawaiian area. It is about 2.000 nautical miles west ot Pearl Harbor and little more than 1.000 miles southwest of Mid way. the American outpost nearest to Japanese territory. If was considered probable by au thorities here that American raiders on Saturday were looking for a concentration of enemy shipping of the sort which they found in the Marshall and Gilbert Islands raid January 31 when they destroyed 16 ships as well as 41 planes and land works If that was their hope, ap parently they were disappointed since the communique mentioned no damage to shipping. Late Races • Earlier Results. Selections and Entries for Tomorrow, Page 2-X. Empire City FOURTH RACE—Purse *2 allow ances. 3-year-olds, n1* furlong* Scotland Ltcht 'Arcaro> 4 10 .ton 2 3" Song o' War 'Clingman) 5 ln '•} -n Ben Gray 'Garza) 3 20 Time 1 o?S Also ran—Natomas. Burasway. Charles Town FOURTH RACE Pur** 6400 claim; Ine 3-vear-olds and upward about * furlongs. Alsejpd* 'Pa!> mbo* p H'* 4 :t oo Lena Girl 'Grant) 4 80 3 40 Glvnland * Weber ) 4 40 Time 134^ Also ran—Shnwabai. Shasta Lark M*r wick. Not Alone. Suffolk Downs FOURTH RACE—Purse. 61200 spe cial weights: maidens 2-year-olds. 5 furlongs _ _ Trigger Rose 'Deerins1 .*> 40 4 00 3.40 Uncle Billies 'Wimmer* 11 00 7 60 Roms fYoung) P.60 T.me. 1 :"0 1 -5. Also ran—Attendant. Bridleour Common Clay Skv Bound. Bonamo. Cabanisi. Val ciina Foe. Betty Leon FIFTH RACE—Pur*e 61.300: claim ing 2-year-olds 5 furlongs. M*did 'Durando) 37 80 12 80 6.60 Uhhuh 'Howell) 5100 3.40 Ar:el Beam 'Trent) 3 20 Time. 1 *00 Also ran—Valriina Secret Valdina Rock et Boois Shorty. Uefetchit Tea Clipper Misinterpret. Ventura Maid. Delaware Park THIRD RACE—Purse 61 800- claiming •-optechase -1-year-olds and upward t 2 miles. etlng House 'Bland) 12.80 H oft 3 70 .1 trie Cottage II 'Magee) 4.00 2.70 Rou gem on t < Bosley» 3.2ft Time. 3 4P I-.*> Also ran—Danny Deever. Dingwell. Emma's Pet. Dahlia. Wild Son Arlington Park THIRD RACE—Purse. 61.50ft: claim ing 3-vear-olds and upward: 6 furlongs. Yesteryear (Brooks) 7.8ft 3.4ft 2 oo leer 'Balaski* 3.80 2.80 Liberty L«d 'Smith) 4 40 Time. ! IftS. Also ran— Valtite. Valdina Dude. Sev enth Day. My Shadow. FOURTH RACE—Purse 6j.50ft: allow ances 2-yrar-olds. 51* furlongs Easy Lass 'Haas) 4 20 3 60 .40 Take Away (Fallon) JO 40 3.20 aShort Life 'Brooks) 2..0 Time. 1 do1-. . Also ran—Sure Footed Iron Works. pWiseasvou. Hoosier a J D Weil entry. GUIDE FOR READERS Page. Amusements. B-16 Comics B-14-15 Editorials ...A-8 Editorial . Articles ,._A-9 Finance A-14 Legal Notices, B-13 Page. Lost, Pound, A-3 Obituary ...A-10 Radio.B-14 Society .B-3 Sports A-12-13 Where to Go. B-2 Woman's Page _B-10 Complete Index, Poge A-l I ▲ SOMEWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES —DESTI NATION SECRET—Outward bound for an unan nounced port on one of the war's far-flung fronts, these doughboys clamber up the gangplank of a small boat to be transferred to a troop transport. The hustle and bustle of embarkation over, the soldiers relax on bunks as the ship gets under way. These pictures were released today by the War Department following announcement of their safe arrival. * —Signal Corps Photos. Auxiliary Policeman Freed in Concealed Weapon Case Wartime Corps Has Same Right to Carry Gun as Regulars, Court Holds An auxiliary policeman, charged with carrying a con cealed weapon, was freed in Po lice Court today by Judge Walter J. Casey, who dismissed the case on the ground that auxiliary po lice have the same right to carry firearms, under statutory law. as a regular policeman. The action, first of its kind here, involving auxiliary policemen, came after Attorney John H. Wilson, counsel for Auxiliary Policeman Ernest Thompson. 39. colored, moved for dismissal on the basis that auxil iary police take the same oath of office as regular police and therefore have the right to carry firearms. District Code Cited. The attorney cited a section of the District Code on concealed weapons which excludes policemen and "other dulv appointed law en forcement officers” from the statute. Judge Casey agreed with Attorney Wilson and granted the motion for dismissal. Informed of the case. Police Supt. Edward J. Kelly disclosed that po lice had under study the arming of all auxiliary policemen. Maj. Kelly said he approved the arming of auxiliary policemen, maintaining that they come within the same category as special police, who now are armed. On December 16 Inspector Harvey G. Callahan, assistant superintend ent and executive officer, issued an order bv direction of Maj. Kelly prohibiting auxiliary policemen from carrying firearms. Arrested While Off Duty. “Up to this time we have not armed auxiliary policemen,” Maj. Kelly said, explaining they are issued Police Department shields, but no firearms. Mr. Thompson, who lives at 13b U street N.Wr.. was arrested early Saturday morning at Twelfth street and Rhode Island avenue N.W. by Policeman William Nevm. who told tne court ne lound a revolver on tne man. Policeman Nevm said Mr. Thompson was not on duty at the time ot tne arrest, but was returning home alter spending the evening with friends. Mr. Thompson is assigned to the 13th precinct. $7,7 37,000,000 Saved by Redraft Of War Contracts By th*: Associated Press. The War Department has made potential savings of *1,137.000.000 through the renegotiation of con tracts which otherwise would have provided excessive profits for manu facturers, Congress learned today. That estimate was given to the Senate Appropriations Committee by Brig. Gen. C. G. Helmlck in testi mony on the (42,820,000,000 military supply bill. At the same time Senator O'Ma honey, Democrat, of Wyoming de clared that the 50 largest manufac turing companies in the United States had obtained (22.783,000,000 or 62.5 per cent of the total of war contracts let between June, 1940, and April 1. 1942. Declaring this was "perfectly amazing.” Senator OMahoney said 73 per cent of the contracts, involv ing *26.727.000.000. had gone to the 100 largest companies. Late News Bulletins Opal Miners Win Return of Fines The Southern Coal Producers Association agreed today to demands of miners in the Southern Appalachian district for return of fines levied a year ago. because of a strike, as a con cession to the miners for forgoing a 10-day vacation started today. Rumanian Stations Damaged by U. S. Planes ISTANBUL. Turkey </P>.—Balkan sources reported today that the United States Army bombers which raided the Ru manian oil fields June 12 shot down four Axis planes and damaged the railway stations at Ploesti and Buzau. The rail way bed between those towns was shattered in three places, they said. British Warplanes Raid Hazebrouck LONDON i/P).—British fighter planes raided the railway yards at Hazebrouck sharply today in a follow-up of last night’s assault on the German submarine base at St. Nazaire in occupied France. Five British and three German planes were shot down, authoritative sources said. (Earlier Story on Page A-6.) House Bill Proposes Death For Aid to Agents of Enemy (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) B? thi Associated Press. Representative Pheiffer. Repub lican. of New York today urged the death penalty for any one in the United States aiding members of the enemy's armed forces. Referring to the roundup of eight German saboteurs landed from sub marines. Representative Pheiffer said: “Had not the FBI so promptly and efficiently rounded up the eight Nazi rattlesnakes who were landed from submarines on the coasts of Florida and Long Island they would even now be sheltered and aided in their nefarious work by Nazi sympathizers in this country.'’ Representative Pheiffer has intro duced legislation, now in the Ju diciary Committee, providing a death penalty for aiding the enemy. He said that only citizens could be prosecuted under existing laws on treason while his bill would cover citizens and noncitizens alike Representative Celler, Democrat, of New York said in a statement that the eignt should be tried in a military court. "There should be no delicate con troversy over rights," Representative Celler said. "Spies in time of war need not be accorded the privilege of trial by jury. Their punishment must be quica and severe and serve as a powerful deterrent against the repetition of their foul designs. A jury trial would take months. “If the tables were turned and these fiends were plotters against Nazi security, they would have been already hanged or shot but only after the crueiest torture. Further more. German-American Bundists in our midst must also be taught a lesson. “The Nation demands immediate military action. Our President as commander in chief of our armed forces should act at once." Service Relief Funds Get $101r115 From Aqueduct By thr Associated Pies*. NEW YORK. June 29 — Racing at Aqueduct last Saturday netted *101,115 to the Army and Navy Re lief Funds and the United Service Organizations, officials of the Queens County Jockey Club an nounced today. The track made an outright con tribution of *31.918.02 to meet the *100,000 guarantee as its net re ceipts were only *68.081.98 after de ducting the purses and stakes from the total receipts of *116.081.98. Ad ditional contributions of *1,115 ac counted for the remainder. The Army and Navy relief or ganizations received 40 per cent each and USO 10 per cent. Major League Games AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Chicago— Cleveland .. 002 — Chicago .... 211 — Batteries S«i eat Turner; Milner eat Here a. (Only Game Scheduled) NATIONAL LEAGUE. Brooklyn at Philadelphia—9 P.M. (Only Game Schedule^ Army Warns Night Drivers Along Maryland Coast By th» Associated Press. BALTIMORE, June 29—Col Henry S. Barrett, State air-raid ; precautions director, said today that all civilian automobile traffic in the dim-out zone along Maryland's At lantic coast would be prohibited from dusk to dawn if "flagrant vio lation” of the regulations were not halted immediately. A 3d Corps area spokesman quot ed Maj. Gen. Milton S. Reckord, j commander of the corps area, as saying he would back up Col. Bar rett in any corrective measures, i Col. Barrett said a number of violations had been reported to him i bv Army and civilian authorities ! enforcing the dim-out along the 12 mile-deep belt of coastline between the Delaware and Virginia State lines. The latest "and most contempti ble” incident, Col. Barrett said, was an attempt by a motorist to run down an Army sentry near Ocean City yesterday as the soldier tried to halt the car, which was operating i with high headlight beams in viola ! tion of the rules. Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, June 29 UP).— Stocks higher; rails attract buy ers. Bonds improved; low-priced rails rally. Cotton steady; trade buying absorbs hedges. McNary Delays Action On Bill Giving Army $42,800(c:j,c:j GOP Senate Leader Hits Last-Minute Pile-Up of Money Measures (Earlier Story on Page B-8.) Senate Minority Leader Mc Nary today blocked Senate ac tion until-tomorrow on thp $42. 800.000.000 Army appropriation bill—biggest supply measure in history. Sharply criticizing those in charge of the legislative program for allow ing large appropriations measures to pile up until the last week of the fis cal year. Senator McNary said Sen ators should have at least 24 hours to study a measure that appropri ates at one swoop more than the cost of the last war. Thomas Answers Criticism. After questioning Senator Thomas, Democrat, of Oklahoma, in charge , of the measure. Senator McNary de clared that, of the $75,000,000,000 appropriated for the Army in the last year, about $36,000,000,000 is still unobligated. Nevertheless, he said, he believed the new $42,800. 000.000 bill could be passed by to morrow night, the end of the fiscal year, if Senators are given today to examine it Answering the minority leader's criticism of delay. Senator Thomas j pointed out that the Senate can not take up supply bills until they pass the House, and that this bill did not reach the Senate until last Wednesday. Senator McNary replied he was not criticising the Senator from Oklahoma, but insisted there should be some one in a position of au thority to prevent last-minute jams at the end of the fiscal year. The big Army bill was only one of nine measures carrying funds for various Government functions awaiting action by one or both Houses by tomorrow night. Farm Bill Deadlocked. Although conferees on the agri cultural appropriation bill were still deadlocked over the question of sale of surplus Government wheat. Ma jority Leader Barkley told the Sen ate this afternoon he was still hoping they would agree by tomorrow so that Congress would not have to resort to passage of a special reso lution legalizing the department s expenses for July. In the meantime President Roose velt's aid was sought to save the Civilian Conservation Corps as Con gress worked on several other im portant appropriation bills due to be sent to the White House before the fiscal year ends at midnight tomorrow The fund of *76.529.000 for the CCC has been the center of con troversy. WPB Lifts Restrictions On Safety Razor Sales By the Associated Press. The Wfir Production Board today lifted all restrictions on sales of safety razors by jobbers and manu facturers. Such razors were frozen May 22 to enable the Army and Navy to ar range for purchase of stocks needed during June and July, and WPB ex plained that such arrangements had been made. Officials said it was expected that additional stocks of razors made from plastics and other substitute materials would be available after August 1 to fill all military require ments and leave an "adequate sup ply” available for civilian needs. Hoffman Asks 'Who's Who of U. 5. Employes A Federal "who's who.'1 listing and correctly identifying every Govern ment official and employe, is pro : posed in a joint resolution intro duced today by Representative Hoff ! man. Republican' of Michigan. | It is a matter of common knowl edge. Mr. Hoffman said, that many employes of the Government payroll are not using their own names, some to conceal the fact that more than one member of the family is on the Federal payroll and others for other reasons. He cited, as an example, the fact that some married women among the Government employes use names other than those of, their husbands. ! With the Nation at war. Mr. Hoff man said, it is especially important that a correct label be attached to every individual in order that those dealing with him know everything that will aid in disclosing his true character. Bucknell, Bensinger Win Boys' and Junior Tennis Titles Both Annex Doubles Crowns Also in Stor's City Tournament (Earlier Story on Page A-12.) Bobby Bensinger. red-haired Takoma court ace. retained his junior singles crown in The Star’s City of Washington tennis tournament today, turning back W. Browne Baker in straight sets. 6—1, 6—2. at Friends School. It was his tnird consecutive junior title. Poker-faced John Bucknell rallied to win the boys’ championship from Le Roy Morgan in three sets, 1—6, 6—2, 6—0. Bensinger later teamed up with John Waits, jr . to annex the junior doubles crown from Baker and Ed Sachs. 6—3, 6—1, while Bucknell and Morgan formed the winning boys’ doubles team, defeating Billy ; Bernard and Bob Smith. 6—2. 7—5. Baker was shut out until the sixth | game of the first set. when he finally ; cracked Bensinger’s service. Ben singer came right back to break , his rival’s service and win the set. \t Baker seemed ready to make a I real fight of it in the second set,^ when he won two straight games after Bensinger had piled up a 3 to 0 lead, but Bobby broke his rival’s service and went on from there to win the match. Bucknell. visibly nervous in the first set of the boys’ engagement, was way off his game and it seemed that Morgan would make a runaway of the match. Johnny settled down in the second set, however, and began to pound home the winning shots. He chased Morgan from one side of the court to the other to clinch the decisive set Doubles went according to form, although Bernard and Smith gave their opponents # stubborn argu ment before succumbing, holding a 5—2 advantage in the second set before Bucknell and Morgan braced and won the next five games and the title. Serano Suner Back in Spain MADRID, June 29 (A>>.—Spanish ' Foreign Minister Ramon Serrano Suner has returned from a trip to | Italy and France, it was announced today. Subcommittee Set Up For Hearings on New D. C. Blackout Bill | Witnesses Called for Session at 10 O'Clock Wednesday Consideration of the new Dis trict blackout bill by the House District Committee was referred today to a subcommittee on na tional defense for a hearing at 10 a m. Wednesday, after consider able opposition developed at a 1 full committee meeting. Chairman Randolph appointed Representative Hunter. Democrat, of Ohio as chairman of the sub committee. Other members are Representatives Russell of Texas. DAlesandro of Maryland. Demo crats: Bates of Massachusetts and Shafer of Michigan. Republicans. Mr. Randolph will sit with the com mittee as an ex officio member. Invited to attend the hearing were Corporation Counsel Rich mond B. Keech. with such support ing witnesses as he may select; Col. Earl S. Patterson of the War De partment, representing the Services of Supply, or other witnesses desig nated bv the War Department; Col. Lemuel Bolles, director of civil ian defense: Hugh H. Obear. chair man of the Committee on Blackouts of the District Bar Association, and Harry S. Wender. representing the Federation of Citizens Associa tions. Approved B.v District Bar. At today's session of the com mittee. Mr' Obear testified the pend ing legislation had been approved in principle by the District Bar As sociation. Col. Patterson said he was not prepared at the time to speak for the War Department. Chairman Randolph asked Corpo ration Counsel Keech to draft an amendment recommended by the Budget Bureau covering the one difference between the McCarran bill as introduced in the Senate and the bill in the House. This would provide payment of interest on the additional loan proposed by the bill. Mr. Keech said the bill as drafted is constitutional and that the fea ture which provides for requisition and use of private property is needed ! to install sirens. The Commissioners . would be extremely reluctant to use this authority except in an emer gency, he said. During the hearing it was disclosed that the War Department has asked Lfor nearly $400,000 additional for (Continued on Page 2-X, Column 2.) Jap Planes, Lured in Trap By Flyers, Shot Down By the Associated Prtss. SOMEWHERE IN AUSTRALIA, June 29.—Destruction of two Jap anese Zero (naval) planes in an anti-aircraft barrage after an Allied pilot had lured them into point blank range was described today by a member of the gun battery. The pilot was on patrol when the Zeros swooped down on him from a cloudbank. Unable to shake them off, he started for home. With the Zeros repeatedly firing [ at him, the pilot went into a power i dive toward a clump of trees he ! knew concealed the battery. The Zeros zoomed down for the kill and the anti-aircraft gunners held their fire until the last moment. "We ripped them wide open at M0 yards,” a gunner said. Port Abandoned After Three-Day Clash of Tanks Battle Area Spreads; Plans for New Stand By English Indicated BULLETIN. CAIRO More American airmen and planes arrived to day to swell the ranks of United States Army Air Corps flyers bombing the Axis in the desert. Still more are be ing rushed here. (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) By the Associared P,t*s. CAIRO. June 29.—The British defenders of Egypt have evacu ated Matruh. coastal anchor of the defense line 175 miles west of Alexandria, British authori ties announced tonight. The bitterly fighting 8th Army fell back in the third day of a great tank battle in which it had sought to stem the drive of German Mar shal Erwin Rommel's armored columns toward the Nile Valley and the Suez Canal. The British forces were retiring in good order and fully capable of turning to give Marshal Rommel battle when the time and ground were favorable. Matruh was abandoned as the battle, a wild melee of men and machines, spread over an ever broadening battlefield southeast of that town. Rent Directors Named For Nearby Areas iEarlier Story on Page A-5 ) Price Administrator Leon Hen , derson issued maximum rent regula | tions today requiring reduction of rents in 54 defense-rental areas con 1 taining about one-fifth of the Na j lion's population. The regulations ; gc into effect Wednesday. At the | same time he announced the ap pointment of more than 50 area rent directors who will administer the regulations i Rental director for Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties will be James W. Woogerd. formerly with the Federal Home Loan Bank Ad ministration in Washington. Named to direct the Alexandria Arlington area was I. Chance Bu chanan. formerly with the Federal Trade Commission and in the East seven months chairman of the Fair i Rent Committee of Arlington County. The OPA maximum rent regula tions will cut rents back to levels prevailing on various dates in 1941 and early 1942 Alexandria. Arling ton and Montgomery and Prince Georges Counties will cut rents back to the rates of January, 1941. Star Carrier Boy Dies When Hit by Truck Robert Gomes. 13 years old. 36 Sixteenth street S.E., carrier boy for The Star, was killed this afternoon when struck bv a truck in the 200 block of Tennessee avenue N.E Hp was rushed to Casualty Hospital in an ambulance, but was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. Warren G. Fletcher. Witnesses said the Gomes boy and another bov were racing their wagons in the street when the truck, i traveling in the same direction, struck them The other boy was taken to Casualty, but was released without being treated. Bystanders reported that the im pact threw the boy's wagon over the curb and that the truck itself crashed into the curb before stop ping. I Young Gomes' death was the 56th 1 traffic fatality in Washington this year as against 40 at this time last year. ODT Return Load Orders For True! < Are Postponed By the Associ The Office 'e T-ansporta tion today t frem July l to July 15 th . tve date of or ders requiring in trucks to carry return loa-*,T ODT said the j4 ponement was decided on to a 11c ore time for *■ general revision of ?rs governing trucks operated by immon, con tract and private ca ers in over the-road service. As originally drawn, the orders prohibited trucks from returning to their point of origin unless loaded to at least 75 per cent of capacity— considered the minimum efficiency standard for wartime commercial vehicle operation in view of the rub ber shortage and lack of new equip ment. Under the postponement, trucks may continue to return empty or only partly loaded if no cargoes are available. Five Women, 7 Men On Eklund Jury (Earlier Story on Page B-l.) A jury of five women and seven men was sworn in this afternoon in the District Court trial of ^ohn Eugene Eklund, charged with being the “sniper" who murdered Hilan McClaine, colored, in 1940. The jury was agreed upon after six days of examination, in which 248 tales men were excused by challenges. Selection of alternates got under way Immediately after the jury was sworn.