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In This Edition Late news and sports are covered on Pages 1-X and 2-X of this edition of The Star, supplementing the news of the regular home delivered edition. Closing N. Y. Markets—Sales, Page 16. Investing in Victory Every payday invest in U. S. Savings Bonds and Stamps, the soundest securities in the World. Hie Treasury needs 10 per cent of everybody’s income or earnings to help Win the War. C49) Mean* Aaacciatad Praaa. 90th YEAR. No. 35,854. WASHINGTON, D. 0., TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 1942 Washington rruDl’P r’TTV'T'C Elsewhere •nd Suburb* lxliV.Ej.rj LJDi>10 nv* Cent* Nazis Push 45 Miles Past Matruh; British Shift Command in Egypt; Reds Cut Off Foe on Kursk Front U. S. Planes Press Raids on Axis In Desert Area By the Associated Pi ess. CAIRO, June 30.—Heavy raids by augmented United States Army Air Forces on German Italian tanks in the Egyptian desert battle area and on bat tered Tobruk were announced today as the British indicated that the enemy had thrust east ward to the vicinity of Fuka. 140 miles west of Alexandria and 45 miles southeast of Matruh. (Both the German and Italian communiques asserted Marshal Erwin Rommel's men already had reached the area east of Fuka and the Italians said sev eral thousand more British troops had been captured at Matruh. i British headquarters said large forces of Axis tanks and vehicles were met and forced back Sunday west of Fuka, but acknowledged that the enemy again advanced yesterday and that fighting was in progress tn the same area. (In London, where military ob servers frankly called the situa tion grave. Prime Minister Churchill disclosed In the House of Commons that Gen. Sir Claude J. E. Auchinleck. Britain's Near Eastern commander in chief, had taken personal com mand of the 8th Army, supersed ing Lt. Gen Neil M. Ritchie.) New Zealanders Help Defense. Fresh New Zealand troops _ bol etered the British defense, while the strengthened United States air pow er dropped bombs steadily on the Axis vehicles and bases. A United States military observer just back from the front said the situation was somewhat improved. An RAF communique said that last night, as on the previous night, the Americans heavily raided Axis ground forces west of Matruh. set ting numerous fires among armored vehicles, transports and grounded planes, and that a raid on Tobruk set large fires and hit an Axis sup ply ship amidships. The Germans raided Alexandria last night for the second time in 24 hours, killing 12 persons and wound ing 14. Raid alarms also sounded at Cairo and points in the Nile delta. Allied battle groups—swift, com pact infantry units supported by inti-tank guns and other weapons— clashed with Axis tanks in the des ert, and a number of the enemy ma chines were knocked out. Some Axis armored groups were caught by surprise outside their tanks during the night and wiped out by Britons wielding bayonets and hurling hand grenades. New Zealanders played on important part In these assaults. The American military observer said, “while the situation cannot be classed as good after such reverses as have been suffered in the desert, it certainly is not hopeless and looks better now than a few days ago. "The RAF has kept control of the air and this has had a tremendous effect on the morale of the troops. Fall Back In Orderly Manner. “In the latest phases of the with drawal they fell back to new posi tions assigned to them in the greatest order, taking almost every thing with them and leaving noth ing to fall into the hands of the enemy. “They are keen for new battle.” Besides the New Zealanders, it was disclosed, more Free French have joined Britain's ground forces, ’ including fighters from the Foreign Legion, motorized Spahls and Senegalese riflemen. The repair of disabled tanks, a vital factor at the moment, was j being pressed urgently and mechan ics were working day and night to get hundreds of slightly damaged j fighting machines back into action. The Fuka zone, lying between i abandoned Matruh and El Daba. where the British may make a stand, apparently had become the center of the shifting battle scene with other fighting eddying to the area south of Matruh, along the line of the Axis’ supply route. Dares Not Risk Test. Britain's battered desert army still dared not risk a conclusive test with the Axis’ preponderant armor, how ever. In a struggle being waged day and night over 5,000 square miles of burning desert, the British were fighting doggedly to contain the enemy's eastward thrusts and pick their own time and place for the decisive stand in defense of the Nile and Suez. Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rom mel, with momentum and striking power in his favor, was pounding the defenders ceaselessly, evidently with the simple aim of overwhelm ing them in a headling plunge to ward Alexandria and the Nile Delta. So far he had failed to destroy the (See EGYPT, Page A-4.) ICC Clerk Found Dead Of Gas in Apartment Mrs. Bertha H. Bakick. 43. a clerk with the Interstate Commerce Com mission, was found dead today in her apartment at 1673 Park road N.W., with gas pouring from all jets of a kitchen stove, police reported. The woman was discovered by the resident manager who entered her apartment after receiving a phone call from the ICC that she had failed to appear at the office this morning. Police said they found several notes in the apartment. Mrs. Batik had been a resident here for three years and was from St. Joseph, Mo. GEN. SIR CLAUDE J. E. AUCHINLECK. LT. GEN. NEIL M. RITCHIE. —A. P. Photo. Japs Report Driving 3 Chinese Armies Back From Railroad Pincers About 30 Miles Apart Now on Strip of Chekiang-Kiangsi Line By the Associated Press. TOKIO i From Japanese Broad casts). June 30.—In strong drives from the east and west for the an nounced purpose of clearing the Chinese from remaining portions of the Chekiang-Kiangsi Railway, the Japanese have thrown three Chung king armies into a retreat southward in the heaviest rainstorm in 10 years, the Domei agency reported today. The points of the Japanese pin cers are expected to make contact soon, the agency said in its report datelined on the Kiangsi front. The Japanese force moving west ward set out this morning from a point west of Shangjao, Domei said, while the one moving eastwarrd started yesterday with capture of Iyang, 20 miles east of Kweiki i where the Chinese had held the Japanese for no gain since June 16). Forces 30 Miles Apart. This indicated the two Japanese ' forces were only about 30 miles apart. Chinese armies thrown into con fused retreat by the sudden thrusts were named as the 26th, 49th and 74th. (The Japanese campaign to seize all the 450-mile railway, linking Hangchow in Chekiang and Nanchang in Kiangsi, began in midday and has developed into the largest and most bitterly fought campaign of the China war since Hankow and Canton fell in October, 1938. 'Chinese believe seizure of the railway will prove the first phase of a Japanese attempt to gain all railways, south of the Yangtze River to be welded into a system providing overland military trans port from Shanghai to Singapore, thereby avoiding the submarine and other perils of the China Sea lanes. Rail Line Repaired. Captured sections of the railway have been repaired and are serving as an important supply route for the Japanese, the newspaper Asahi said. Domei said other Japanese forces moving southward from the Linch wan area, 80 miles south-southeast of Nanchang, and westward from (See CHINA, Page A-4.) — President Visits Queen In Massachusetts Home President Roosevelt had tea yes terday with Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands at Lee, Mass., sum mer home of her daughter, Prin cess Juliana, the White House an nounced today. The announcement said: “The President, who was in Hyde Park yesterday, motored to Le®. Mass., had tea with Queen Wilhel mina of the Netherlands and her family and returned to Hyde Park before dinner.” In making this announcement, White House Secretary Stephen T. Early said Queen Wilhelmina was expected to visit Mr. Roosevelt at the White House while In this country, but he was uncertain about just when she would come here. > - i Battered Troops Rally Defense Of Sevastopol By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, June 30—Soviet troops on the Kursk front above Kharkov have cut off German infantry forces which pierced their lines In several sectors and more than 20® Nazi tanks have been smashed in two days, the army publication Red Star re ported today in the first detailed account of the massive new bat tle raging in that area. • The front-line account said Mar shal Simion Timoshenko's defenders closed in quickly behind the wedges driven by the Nazis before support ing tanks could be brought up in this battle which perhaps represents the beginning of Hitler's general of fensive up and down the front. With the enormous tank losses inflicted on the Germans, Red Star said much of thp sting had been drained from the German attack and that Red defenders hurled back subsequent German attacks. In the two other violently active battle sectors, Sevastopol’s war weary defenders rallied to beat back reinforced German shock troops to positions from which they launched a 48-hour assault and on the Khar kov front heavy but indecisive fight ing still raged. Artillery and Air Assault. Elaborating its account of the Kursk fighting, Red Star said the Germans began their big push there Sunday with artillery and air as sault against Russian front positions after massive Nazi concentrations of infantry, motorized and tank forces had been brought up. While endless streams of big shells screamed over, German raiders, in groups of 20 planes each, blasted at Soviet fortifications with bomb and bullet. Then under an umbrella of more planes the Nazi infantrymen charged tnrough pulverized Russian positions, followed by tanks in waves of 50 to 75 each. Soviet artillery, anti-tank bat teries and sappers heaving hand grenades and bottles of gasoline met the advancing tanks and slowed them down while Red infantrymen closed the breaches torn by Hitler's foot troops. By 9 a.m. on the first day of the German offensive, the battlefield was cluttered with the burned out and exploded chassis of 53 German tanks, the newspaper account said. In sa'age hand-to-hand fighting 3,000 Germans were killed by Soviet troops defending two sectors, the official Tass agency reported. It credited a Soviet air unit with de struction of 60 tanks and 25 German planes. Nazis Declared Pushed Bark. The battle of Sevastopol had ap peared near a bloody climax, for the Soviet Information Bureau an nounced last night that, at a heavy cost, the Germans made fresh gains. A noon communique, however, re ported that, having lost more than 1,500 men in attempts to breach the defenses, “the Hitlerites retreated into their initial positions.” (The German high command in Berlin claimed Nazi forces had penetrated the inner defensive Trapped Red Battery Tells Own Artillery To Annihilate It By the Associated Press. MOSCOW. June 30. —“Fire upon our positions.” With this dramatic message to their own artillery, a gallant Red Army battery, hopelessly surrounded by the Germans on the Sevastopol front, wrote its own heroic epitaph, Russian dispatches said today. Under murderous assault by German planes, artillery and infantry, the battery held out for three days and died to the last man rather than surrender. ring of Sevastopol. A communi que said the penetration was made to the east of the town by German soldiers who attacked from the north and crossed Se wemaja Bay,” in the face of stubborn enemy resistance.”) The Russians said their riflemen had beaten off dozens of attacks by (See RUSSIA, Page-A^4~j » ...— — ■ - Registration Ot Youths Goes Slowly in D. C. • Most of Those Appearing Voice Intention to Volunteer (Pictures on Page A-6.) Ready and willing to go any time the Army calls them and, in many cases ahead of that call, the District's thousands of 18 to 20 year-olds registered for selec tive service today to complete the Nation-wide Inventory of manpower. If they had their say most of the boys would prefer the Air Force. Many of the 18 and 19 year olds who are not liable to selective service until they turn 20 indicated today they were planning to volunteer ahead of time. Although approximately 20.000 youths are expected to register be fore the school enrollment centers close at 9 p.m., the morning hours of registration put no burden on the teacher registrars who gave up va cation time in volunteering for the registration. One explanation for the slow reg istration was, "The boys have been getting up early to get to school on time all winter. They like to lie abed late during vacation.” Some Out of City. Many of the youths, some of the teachers said, already have gone away to school in the accelerated college program and will register out of the city. Many others, however, already are m the armed forces. A substan tial number already have enlisted In the Army, Navy or Marine Reserve and therefore did not have to register today. Central High School, scene of some of the heaviest previous regis trations, reported only 50 registrants in the first hour and a half, and Powell Junior High School had about 40 registered an hour after the centers in 51 schools opened. Principal R. W. Eaves at Thomson School commented it was the slow est registration he had seen at the school, including those for sugar, gas and selective service. Only 87 youths had registered by 9 a m. Among the youths registering there was Ralph W. Disney, 19 year-old son of Representative Dis ney of Oklahoma, who is working at the Internal Revenue Bureau here between terms at the University of Oklahoma. At Henry D. Cooke School, a teacher predicted that the boys would bring their "dates” with them and register tonight. Alphabetical Order Requested. It was thought, however, that the slow registration was partially due to the reo.uest from selective service headquarters that the youths reg ister in alphabetical order, with those w’hose names began with the letter A to H reporting during the morning hours, those whose names began with I to M registering in the afternoon and the remainder regis tering after 4:15 p.m. One of the early registrants said he would be in the service now if he had any relatives to take care of his wife and 8-month-old baby. He was Sun Ming, 19, of 901 Sixteenth street N.W., who said "the American Army and the Chinese Army are one.” At Western High School, a Puerto Rican student at Georgetown Uni versity told the registrar he wanted to be inducted with his friends back home. Supt. of Schools Frank W. Ballou ! saw to it personaUy that his 19- j year-old son registered early. Dr. I Ballou escorted young Robert to the registration center at Woodrow Wil son High School at 7 a.m. O'Conor's Sons Register. The two eldest sons of Maryland's Governor, Herbert R. O'Conor, jr„ 20, and Eugene F. O'Conor, 18, fol lowed in their father’s footsteps by registering at Annapolis, Md„ today. Gov. O'Conor, who is 46, registered TseiTREGISTRATION, Page A-6.) D.C. High School Chiefs Prepare $90,000 'Toughening' Courses Physical Training Program Outlined To Correct Defects Found by Army, Navy By JOHN W. THOMPSON, Jr. School officials are driving ahead to prepare a $90,000 physical toughening course in the public senior high schools by next Sep tember. The money is carried in the 19434 District budget signed yesterday by President Roosevelt and becomes available tomorrow with the begin ning of the new fiscal year. An 18-member committee under the chairmanship of Hardy Pearce, acting director of health and physi cal education for the white schools, already has begun study of the prob lem and is expected to submit spe cific recommendations sometime in August calculated to put a five period-a-week program of physical training into every senior high school of the city. Only one of the 11 high schools is now on a five period program for the whole school population and one other has it par tially installed. The rest average about two periods a week. Physical Defects Shown. The $90,000 was appropriated by Congress at the request of school officials after a series of stories in The Star disclosed the large per centage of District youth being dis qualified for military service for physical defects of a correctable nature. Both the Army and Navy called on the schools of the country to help them with the physical toughening job before the young men are inducted into service. The money will permit the ac (See PHYSICAL FITNESS, Pg. A-4) SDN TO THEM \ U FIND SOMETHING ] WE CAN PUNISH J EM UNDER. | War Department's 1,303-Car Lot Averages 10 Autos Daily Annual Salary of $1,200 Paid Two Attendants At Yard Built at Cost of $54,786 on Polo Field By HENRY GEMMILL. A 10-acre parking area in Potomac Park, constructed by the War Department to provide for 1,303 automobiles, is now an almost unpopulated “desert.” Since asphalt was poured—i the greatest number of cars that day was 25. according to the clerk On an average day, 8 or 10 autos are scattered on the 20 quarter-mile lanes, he says. When this reporter visited the lot at midday yesterday, he saw three vehicles. They were guarded by two attendants, paid $1,200 a year. Seven attendants, employed at the same salary, make sure no un authorized person puts his car in the 5 inches thick—five months ago, have used the lot during a single who keeps the figures. :• Navy's similar parking lot, lmme , diately adjoining. Cost of the Navy lot's construction was $60,566.90. according to the Navy Department press section, and the I Army lot cost only slightly less, I $54,786.83. The 1.303 neatly outlined spaces Tsee PARKING TjOT, Page~X-To7T Liner Drottningholm Arrives From Lisbon With 500 Americans Relative of President, Sister of Gen. Mitchell Among Passengers By the Associated Press. JERSEY CITY, N. J., June 30. —The diplomatic exchange ship Drottningholm reached her pier today on her second return from Lisbon with 949 passengers, in cluding more than 500 American nationals exchanged for Axis citizens. The white-painted vessel, which had safe-conduct passage from all the belligerents, tied up shortly after 9:30 am. and preparations were made immediately to discharge her passengers, some of whom came from concentration camps and others from embassies. Aboard the ship were 52 Canadian ! and Latin American nationals and a group of minor United States dip lomatic officials. Roosevelt Relative Returns. Passengers included James F. D. Roosevelt, 17-year-old fifth cousin of President Roosevelt, who returned from Lyon in unoccupied France. He had been living there with his mother, who remained in France. Jesse E. Saugstaud, communica tions executive of the State De partment who made the trip, said that the ship would be overhauled before the Government decided whether she would make a third trip to Lisbon. He said that there were many Axis nationals in this country who ! could be exchanged, although Lis bon and most of Europe are "pretty well cleaned out of Americans.” He said that the trip was un eventful, adding that the exchanges carried out by the Drottningholm had been completely according to plans. Billy Mitchell’s Sister Aboard. The daughter of Ruth Mitchell Knowles, sister of the late Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell, waited at the pier to greet her mother who was taken prisoner as a member of the Comi tadji, Yugoslav guerrilla group, which 1s reported to require each recruit to swear to accept death rather than capture. Mrs. Knowles’ daughter, Mrs. Albert K. Yohn, said that she ex pected her mother who has been abroad for three and one-half years would stay with her and Dr. Yohn at Silvermine, Conn., near Nor walk. The New York Red Cross set up quarters on the pier and gave coffee, milk and light refreshments to the repatriates. Other Passengers. Other passengers included: Col. and Mrs. Howard Eager of Portland. Me. Col. Eager is the United States military attache at Madrid. Father John V. Trinko of Chicago, who was released from a concentra tion camp in Yugoslavia. G. P. Warfield and family, who returned from Poland, where Mr. Warfield served as superintendent of a Methodist Church. Barbara Miller, an American dancer, who was released from a German concentration camp. Eleanor Sweeny, daughter of Col. (See DROTTNINGHOLM, Pg. A-3.) District Housing Bill Coes to President; 32i Million Voted Senate Approves Plan To Allow $3,000,000 For Family Dwellings By J. A. O'LEARY. Congress completed action to day on the $32,500,000 bill to house Government war workers in and around Washington, when the Senate approved the confer ence report which the House adopted yesterday. This sends the long-pending measure to the President for signature. The Senate acted unanimously after Senator McKellar, Democrat, of Tennessee announced that the controversy over inclusion of family dwelling units had been settled by allowing $3,000,000 for temporary type structures in place of the Sen ate proposal to build 3.000 perma nent houses at a cost of $13,500,000. Both houses already were in agree ment on the two remaining phases of the program, namely: For dor mitories to house 15,000 single per sons. $12,000,000. and for public works, such as schools, hospitals, sewer, water or road construction, $17,500,000. Senator McNary. Republican, of Oregon, who questioned the scope of the bill the last time it was da bated. offered no objection to the compromise the conferees finally reached on temporary family units. The $3,000,000 alloted for this pur pose will provide 1,000 units. The National Housing Agency will have charge of the dormitory and family dwelling programs, while the Federal Works Agency will allocate! the fund for public facilities. When allotments are made to the commis sioners for local improvements made necessary by the influx of war work ers, the President will determine how much of the money will have to be repaid to the United States. 'Made in Japan' Stirs Riot PONCE, Puerto Rico, June 30 04’). —Soldiers with machine guns and tear gas today broke up a crowd which tried to throw into the sea merchandise stored on a wharf and marked “made in Japan.” Roosevelt Demands U. S. Agencies Yield All Rubber Possible Drive Is Renewed as Nation Turns in Only 218,988 Tons President Roosevelt took the lead today in a renewed drive to build up vital stocks of scrap rubber, ordering Budget Director Harold D. Smith to see that “every possible ounce” is con tributed by Government agen cies here and throughout the country. White House Secretary Stephen T. Early announced the move this morning following a State-by-State tabulation of collections through June 27 which officials described as “disappointing." It showed a na tional total of 218.998 tons. Washington's contribution was given as 410 tons or 1.24 pounds per capita which dropped the Capital City from 42d to 46th among the States and Hawaii in the average individual donation. Maryland Still 44th. Maryland, with 1.307 tons and a 144-pound per capita rate, kept its place as 44th in line with Vir ginia, which reported 2.285 tons or 1.71 per person, went up from 28th ' to 42d. | On the basis of these figures the ! drive, scheduled to close tonight at midnight, was extended through July 10. , "The President has directed the director of the budget to go into action and see to it that all Govern ment departments and agencies in Washington and throughout the United States turn in every possible ounce of rubber to the campaign now on.” Mr. Early said. "I've passed that on to Harold Smith, and he is getting out a let ter to the departments and agencies covering the Government as a whole.” y Ickes Seeks to Salvage Mats. The President's order followed a minor inter-departmental squabble which began when Secretary of the Interior Ickes sought to throw floor mats from his buildings to the cam paign. He w’as thwarted by the Public Buildings Administration, which said the coverings were need ed to prevent accidents on slippery floors in wet weather. Yesterday Mr. Ickes. without men tioning any names, told reporters, “We suspect that there are people hoarding rubber, and there may even be people in official life who are doing a little hoarding.” Then he dramatized his ideas by rolling up a mat lying in a front corridor of the White House and told his chauffeur to take it to the nearest filling station. District salvage officials planned to continue their roundup of rubber at some 1.100 neighborhood depots and will release figures periodically as the collecting agencies bring it in. General Drive Planned. The renewed drive will be co ordinated here with previously ar ranged plans for a general salvage drive designed to pick up metals, rags and other waste material In addition to rubber that can be con verted to war uses. Meanwhile, Charles Llpsett, pub lisher of the Waste Trade Journal, accusing Elliot Simpson, counsel for the House Coinage Subcommittee investigating the rubber situation, < See RUBBER.” Page~A-2.) Summary of Today's Star Page. Amusements. B-24 Comics -B-22-23 Editorials —A-8 Editorial Articles ...A-9 Finance_A-16 Legal Notices —B-21 Page. Lost, Pound-A-3 Obituary ...A-10 Radio _B-22 Society .B-3 Sports ..A-13-15 Where to Go, B-14 Woman’s Page _B-18 Foreign Nazis pushed back by Sevastopol de fenders. Reds claim. Page A-l Bremen “heavily bombed” in third RAF raid in five nights. Page A-l Army bombers level Jap installations on Wake Island. Page A-2 Churchill gets tumultuous reception in Commons. Page A-4 National Action completed on $32,500,000 war housing bill. Page A-2 War Labor Board panel backs “little steel” pay hike. Page A-l A Red Cross has aided 15,000,000, re port to Congress says. Page A-5 Washington and Vicinity. Court of Appeals rules hospitals may be sued. Page A-l District’s 18-to-20-year-olds start registration. Page A-l Newly found revolver to be intro duced in Eklund trial. Page A-2 Star carrier boy killed by truck; girl injured. Page A-7 Hearing set tomorrow on new D. C. blackout bill. Page B-l Increased tire quota allotted District for July. Page B-l Many stores to close Saturdays dur ing July and August. Page B-l Miscellany. Births and Deaths. Page B-l* After Dark. Page B-15 Marriage Licenses. PageB-17 I Nature’s Children. Page B-23 Senate Grants Army 42 Billion In 31 Minutes Biggest Appropriation Bill Ever Submitted Goes Back to House By tht Associated Press. With only 31 minutes of dis cussion, the Senate passed and returned to the House today a $42,820,000,000 Army supply bill, largest appropriations measure ever submitted to Congress. After a one-day delay forced by objections to consideration yester day, the Senate approved the bill with only a minor amendment pro hibiting the carrying of advertising by Army camp newspapers. The House was expected to agree speed ily to this change and send the measure to President Roosevelt. The Senate also adopted today a conference report on a bill appro priating $280,000,000 for the Works Projects Administration during the next fiscal year. In addition, $56. 900.000 is available to the WPA from unexpended previous appropriations. This bill, it is estimated, will take care of 400.000 on the WPA rolls during the next year. It now goes to the White House for the Presir dent's approval. t ails ror Z3.550 Planes. Passage of the record-breaking Army supply bill was on a voice vote that was evidently unanimous. The Army bill, with appropria tions far exceeding the cost of the last war, carried funds for the pur chase of 23.550 warplanes and ap proximately 100.000 tanks. Under its terms the Army would be built up from its present strength of ap proximately 2.800.000 men to 4.500, 000 men by July 1, 1943. Of the total amount appropriated. $12,700,000,000 would be set aside for lease-lend operations. $11,316,000,000 allocated to the aviation program, $9,948,000,000 for ordnance pur chases and $3,721,000,000 for trans portation and equipment. WAAC Gets 28 Million. The newly created Woman's Auxiliary Corps would receive $28 334.000 for its operations during the fiscal v»sr beginning tomorrow. The Senate further approved and sent to the White House compromise legislation appropriating $425,000,000 to main*ain the State. Justice and Commerce Departments and the Federal ]ud.ciary for the fiscal year which begins tomorrow. In accepting a joint conference commi.tee's recommendations, the Senate agreed to a House stipula tion that Senate confirmation of Justice Department anti-trust at torneys and special attorneys be limited *o those receiving $7,500 or more annually. The Senate orig inally had demanded confirmation of all such lawyers drawing more than $5 000. Business Subsidies Proposed. Meanwhile, it was learned that a plan for vast Federal business sub sidies to block a threatened break through in price ceilings has been recommended to congressional lead ers by high-ranking officials. Informed sources said that Price Administrator Henderson and Sec retary of Agriculture Wickard had 1 suggested informally a scheme built around Government purchase of farm products and other raw ma terials which would be resold—at ft loss—to businesses “so.ueezed" be tween frozen wholesale and retail prices. Thus, it was said, a retailer who could not raise his prices to com 1 pensate for higher wholesale charges could continue in business without breaking through price ceilings. One adviser to President Roose i velt said "one guess" was that such a program wrould cost the Govern ment between $300,000,000 and *400. 000.000. Representative Cannon, Democrat, of Missouri, floor man ager for next year's Office of Pries Administration appropriation, told the House in an extraordinary night session last night, "we have heard the most colossal sums mentioned.” OPA Grant Is Pending. This development came as both the Senate and House faced night sessions to try to put through reso lutions continuing appropriations on the existing basis if last-minute log jams prevent action before the start of the New Federal year on all pending appropriation bills. House leaders ordered a session at 10 am.—two hours earlier than usual —to complete debate on a $1,810, 487.615 omnibus bill containing $75,000,000 for the OPA. Both bodies planned to take up (See CONGRESS, Page A-2.) Harriman Sees No Lack Of Allied Transportation By the Associated Press. LONDON. June 30.—W. Averell Harriman, United States lend-]ease administrator, declared today “there is no lack of ships presently to sup ply our needs on all Allied fighting fronts." Speaking at a press conference following his return from the United States with Prime Minister Church ill, Mr. Harriman said he was “not worried about American production any more, either in quality or quantity.” Mr. Harriman said production svas over the hump and that conferences between Donald Nelson, chief of the War Production Board, and Oliver Lyttelton, British minister in charge of production, would result In far reaching improvements in the Allied position. Argentina Gets Reply On Rio Tercero Sinking By the Associated Press. BUENOS AIRES. June 30 — For eign Minister Enrique Ruiz Guinazu announced today that a reply had been received from Germany to Argentina’s protest on the sinking of the Argentine freighter Rio Ter cera He declined to disclose the con tents or to indicate whether the re ply was satisfactory.