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Moderate temperatures today, rather cool to night; gentle winds. Temperatures today—High est, 67, at 3:45 p.m.; lowest, 38, at 9 a.m. From th» United Stases weatner Bureau Report. Full Details on Page A-18. Closing N. Y. Morkets—Soles, Poqe 21. NIGHT FINAL LATEST NEWS AND SPORTS CLOSING MARKETS <A>) Mtana Aaaoclatarf Pratt. 90th YEAR. No. 35,996. WASHINGTON, D. C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1942—FIFTY-SIX PAGES. Washington T'Tj'DTT'Tr' r’t’Yrrc Elsewhere and Suburbs -L-£l~tv-Ej.n ±E5. five CENTS ] ~ —"— --— -————■— -——-—- ■■ -■■■... - - - - _ U. S. to Register Women Soon, Green Says AFL Chief Predicts War Move Following Talk With Roosevelt Registration of American wom en to determine how many are available for work in war in dustry and on farms will come "very soon,” AFL President Wil liam Green predicted today after conferring with President Roose velt at the White House. He said no decisions had been reached on whether the registration would be compulsory or voluntary, but that he expected some an nouncement within two weeks and that steps to carry out the registra tion which would involve from 40,000.000 to 50,000,000 women would be taken before the first of next year. CIO President Philip Murray, an other member of the Combined Labor-War Board conferring with Mr. Roosevelt, said all questions in volved in the manpower problem for both industry and farmers were dis cussed. Favor Executive Orders. Both Mr. Murray and Mr. Green emphasized insistence of their or ganizations that the problem be dealt with by presidential executive orders rather than through legisla tion. They also said they had urged Mr. Roosevelt to set up new pro cedures to speed handling of cases before the National War Labor Board. Mr. Murray said more than 4.000 cases now were pending before the board, and Mr. Green pointed out that delay in disposition was causing widespread discontent among the workers. They suggested decentralization (See MANPOWER. Page 2-X.) ' FWA Gets Bethesda Tract For 100-Bed Hospital Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, ad ministrator, announced today that, ♦he Federal Works Agency had ac quired a 5^-acre tract for a new 100-bed Bethesda (Md.) hospital. The site is the Whalen tract, west of the old Georgetown road between Lincoln and McKinley streets in Be thesda. Henry J. Sullivan. PWA regional director for the Washington metro politan area, said construction draw ings for the one-story brick struc ture aie being rushed to comple tion He hopes they can be com pleted and bids taken in time to permit ground to be broken Novem ber 30. Faulkner and Kingsbury of Washington are the architects. The building is to be constructed by the Federal Works Agency to provide additional facilities for the Wash ington metropolitan area. 386 Rail Locomotives Authorized by WPB The War Production Board an nounced this afternoon that it had authorized the construction of 386 locomotives during the first eight months of 1943. The announcement w-a.s made following a meeting of WPB and railroad executives. C. H. Buford, executive vice presi dent of the American Association of Railroads, in commenting on the WPB action, declared this was ap proximately half the number needed. He predicted railroad operations would be hampered because of the low number of locomotives author ized. House Chosen In Alexandria As War Home By thf Associated Tress. The Government announced today the first two projects in a Nationwide program to convert existing structures into homes for war workers. One is an Alexandria (Va.) house and the other a Mobile (Ala.l office building. In Alexandria, the agency leased a 14-room house at 908-910 Cameron street, which will be converted into six apartments, each having three rooms and a bath. At the same time, John B. Bland ford, jr.. national housing adminis trator. announced that all leases in the conversion program will be for seven years or until two years after the end of the war, which ever is longer. The rent to be paid owners by the Government will be the dif ference between the rent paid by war workers and the cost to the £overnment of remodeling, taxes, surance and other operation costs. Rents charged war workers will be based on prevailing rates for similar accommodations in the communities. Battered Cruiser Limps Home After Helping Sink 6 Jap Ships Boise Led Attack in Solomons Battle; Given Up for Lost by U. S. Flotilla By the Associated Press. Battered and torn by many Jap anese shells and once given up for lost, the American light cruiser Boise came home from the Solomon Islands battle zone today with the extraordinary record of having been chiefly instrumental in sinking six Japanese warships in a single en gagement. The 10,000-ton vessel, classed as a light cruiser because she bears only 6-inch guns, docked at an East Coast port where her skipper, Capt. E. J. (Mike) Moran of- San Fran cisco, was greeted by Admiral Ernest J. King, commander in chief of the United States fleet. Admiral King had made a special trip from Wash ington to welcome the vessel and its heroic crew. Lost 107 Men in Battle. The Boise lost three officers and 104 men killed in the violent night battle off Cape Esperance, Guadal canal, October 11-12 when a cruiser destroyer task force intercepted a Japanese cruiser-destroyer-trans port force bearing troops to the Southeastern Solomons Island. The Boise was lead ship of the American group and bore the brunt of the fighting in which the Jap anese lost two heavy cruisers, one light cruiser and three destroyers. The American vessel received many hits, including 11 “straddles" and one from an 8-inch shell which pierced her hull 9 feet below the waterline. Well out in front of her accom panying vessels, the Boise took brutal punishment from the 8-inch armament of the enemy's heavy cruisers. Given Up for Lost. Flames that lept mast high en veloped her and roared deep in her hull. The other vessels in the Amer ican flotilla gave her up for lost and continued on their course. But two hours later, the un daunted Boise came streaming to ward them out of the darkness at 20 knots to resume her assigned station in the column. “The Boise will be repaired and, in time, will steam off to war again," the Navy said, “whereas two heavy Japanese cruisers, one light cruiser and three destroyers which faced her swinging guns never will.” The Navy said the ship was saved by the swift, skillful and heroic ac tions of Capt. Moran and his crew who flooded her exploded magazine, put out her fires, shored up her wavering bulkheads, and plugged up her shell holes with bedding. More 'Victory Models' And Rationing Ahead, Henderson Declares Standardized Products To Meet Public Needs, He Tells Conference (Earlier Story on Page C-12.) By the Associated Press. BOSTON, Nov. 19.—Price' Ad ministrator Leoa Henderson said j today that civilians could expect next year an Increase in victory \ models, or standardized and sim-1 plified civilian goods, as well as | an extension of rationing. Mr. Henderson spoke to the first New England War Conference, which received a message from Pres- : ident Roosevelt expressing approval j of the "free exchange of ideas, through regional discussions" j throughout the Nation as an aid to ■ conduct of the war and formation : of a better post-war period. Paul V. McNutt, chairman of the i War Manpower Commission, told the meeting that in the future defer ment from military service will de pend more and more on the kind of work a man is doing and less and less on whether he has dependents or not. Mr. Henderson said that increased simplification and standardization “will go hand in hand with price and rationing controls" in 1943. “There are three basic reasons for standardizing and simplifying," Mr. Henderson said, “First, these tech niques allow our civilian population to get the absolute maximum out of a limited and allocated supply of ma terials and labor. Second, they re duce actual cost, and, third, they aid in the determination, simplification and enforcement of wartime price and rationing controls.” Calling attention to some “victory models” already in production, in cluding bicycles, Mr. Henderson warned his hearers not to be "fooled by that illustration.” "All victory, models are not con fined to the durable goods field alone.” he said. "You can have them in women's stockings—or in foods for that matter. “For this reason don't be sur prised to find an increasing amount of grade labeling during the months to come Remember this, a vic tory model is built to Government specifications. These specifications take into account the amount of material available: its essentiality and use and finally the problem of distribution. Victory models—be it a can of grapefruit or a pair of men's work overalls—are tied to price.” OPA to Appeal Dismissal Of Its Bus Rate. Suit The Office of Price Administration filed in District Court this afternoon a notice that it will appeal the dis missal of its injunction suit against the Washington. Marlboro & Anna polis Lines in an effort to halt a 5-cent fare increase on the Wqsh ington-Seat Pleasant run. Fleming James, counsel for the OPA, said the case would be taken to the United States Court of Ap peals within the next few days. Justice Daniel W. O'Donoghue dismissed the suit Wednesday and the new 15-cent fare is scheduled to take effect at 12:01 ajn. tomor row. China Rights Given Up LONDON, Nov. 19 (A>1.—'The Bel gian government-in-exile announced today that it was relinquishing extraterritorial rights in China im mediately, following the lead of the United States and Britain, Flyers Stranded On Mountain Top Fed by Parachute By the Associated Press. COSTILLA. N. Mex., Nov. 19 — Parachuted supplies fed and suc cored nine injured crewmen of an Army bomber today while a ground crew labored up the rough slope of 12.600-foot Costilla Peak, where they have been stranded since Monday night. One flyer was killed in the moun tainside landing of the four-motored bomber believed to be from an air base at Salina, Kans., and the nine btlWSrs were reported Injured in varying degrees. So rough Is the country that Army ambulances dispatched from Kirt land Field. Albuquerque, were un able to reach nearer than 11 miles from Castilla Dam, about 10 miles from the crash scene. Two Army trucks, however, man aged to get through to the reservoir, and at daybreak today ground crews, accompanied by ranchers and cow boys. started by horse and pack animal into the rugged mountain wilds. Commissioners Ask Cut in Consumption Of Dairy Products Advocated as Means Of Meeting Shortage Of Milk in Capital (Earlier Milk Story on Page A-14.) Curtailment here of the manu facture and consumption of such dairy products as coffee cream, whipping cream, cottage cheese, butter, milk and chocolate milk was advocated today by the Com missioners as an emergency means of meeting Washington’s growing fluid milk shortage. “Strong recommendations” to dis tributors and the public were made by the Commissioners after a long conference with milk producers, dis tributors and Health Department officials. The Commissioners announced they would appeal to Secretary of Agriculture Wickard to relax certain restrictive features of the milk mar keting arrangements to ease the flow of additional fluid milk supplies to Washington from areas beyond the Washington milk shed. Audience Arranged. Commissioner Mason said he was arranging an audience with Sec retary Wickard tomorrow fos the Commissioners on modification of the milk marketing rules. Under District law, the District may im port milk from any section of the country so long as the District Health Department makes inspec tion of such supplies at their source. However, if the District imports milk from an area beyond the Washington milkshed, ail of the supplies from that affected area fall under the Washington milk market ing price arrangements and it is this feature of Federal rules which the city heads will ask Secretary (See MILK. Page 2-X.) Markets at a Glance NEW YORK, Nov, 19 Stocks Irregular; trends narrow. Bonds mixed; some strength in low-priced rails. Cotton uneven; trade price-fixing, liquidation and hedge selling. CHICAGO.—Wheat firm; short covering. Com higher; improved shipping business. Hogs steady to 10 lower; top $14.05 on short load. Cattle, no choice eattle here; steers, yearlings steady. LOOKING IN ON THE JAPS—The Japanese lack modern "Vehicles for efficient land transport, it is indicated in this picture obtained from an unrevealed source and released by the Signal Corps today. They are forced to employ any means available to move their guns, ammunition and supplies into the field. Here the Japs have commandeered an ancient vehicle to negotiate a muddy passage. —Signal Corps Photo. Poll Tax Supporters To Seek Showdown • On Cloture Threat Leaders of Filibuster Believe Move Will Kill Bill Banning Levy BULLETIN. 8enator Chandler, Demo crat, of Kentucky blocked to day a proposed agreement by supporters and opponents for a showdown vote Monday on the question of limiting de bate on a bill banning the col lection of poll taxes as a pre requisite to voting in Federal elections. (Earlier Story on Page A-3.) By tht Associated Presa. Southern opponents of a bill barring collection of poll taxes as a prerequisite to voting for Federal officials reportedly agreed at a conference today to seek a showdown vote in the Senate Saturday in the hope of killing the measure by defeating a proposal to limit debate. Senator Bilbo, Democrat, of Mis sissippi continued for the six day a filibuster by which opponents have blocked consideration of the bill while his colleagues held cloakroom conferences with administration leaders on the possibility of obtain ing a test vote. One Senator who asked'to remain anonymous said the Southerners canvassed the prospects for a vote on debate limitation at their meet ing and appeared agreed they could defeat a motion for cloture, which requires approval of two-thirds of those voting. Must Ease Filibuster. To bring such a proposal before the Senate, it would be necessary for opponents to ease their filibuster sufficiently to permit a vote first on a motion by Democratic Leader Barkley to take up the bill. Although this motion appeared certain of adoption, opponents be lieved even some supporters of the measure would join them in voting against invocation of the seldom used cloture rule. This rule can be brought before the Senate by the filing of a petition bearing 16 Sen ators’ names. However, such a peti tion must lie over one day before it can be acted on by the Senate. Adoption of the cloture rule would limit each Senator to one hour’s debate on the bill and all pending amendments. Opponents of the measure said that if a debate limitation were refused, they had no doubt efforts to obtain passage of the bill would be abandoned in this Congress. Has Passed House. The measure already has passed in the House in slightly different (See POLL TAX7 Page 2-X.t - New Gas Rules V/ont Bar Cars At Race Tracks By the Associated Press. The Office of Price Administration decided officially today that the rules on pleasure and business driv ing will not be changed in spite of the reduction, effective Sunday, in the value of "A" gasoline ration cou pons in the East from four to three gallons each. After a meeting of ranking offi cials, a spokesman said the rules are these: 1. Holders of “A” Jpi.sollne books may use their ration* for any pur pose they choose, including such pleasures as driving to r*ce tracks, although the Government hopes non-essential driving will be limited voluntarily. 2. Holders of “B“ and “C” books may use 90 miles a month for “other purposes'’ but must use all the re maining mileage permitted by their gasoline ration for “occupational driving.'’ Technically this permits' ‘B” and “C” book holders to do some pleasure driving, but officials said local ration boards were justified in being suspicious if cars using “B“ and “C” rations appear at such places as race tracks. Next Congress Urged To Support Measure For D. C. Delegate Sponsor Says Plan Will End Stigma of Disenfranchisement Members of the House today were urged to support a District delegate bill in the coming Con gress by Representative Paddock, Republican, of Illinois, who spon sored such a measure in the pres ent Congress, but was defeated in the primaries. He told the House membership that the bill will come before the next Con gress “with the sponsorship of the people of Washington, evi denced by a large committee of representative men and women.” Mr. Paddock stated. ‘‘If it passes, Congress will then be in a better position to act promptly and wisely on the important affairs of our Na tion's Capital City. Its enactment will remove the stigma of total dis enfranchisement from the citizens of a great city of free Americans. Washington will be back in the Union.” He said Congress “urgently needs the assistance of an elected delegate from the District. At present it is a practical impossibility for us to act as national legislators and effl ’ 'See DELEGATE. Page 2-X.i Rickey Reappoints Durocher As Dodger Manager for 1943 ; By the Associated Press. BROOKLYN, Nov. 19—Leo Du rocher, manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers for the last four years, to day was re-named to that position for 1943 by President Branc'i Rickey. Rickey said Durocher was signed to a one-year player contract, which probably means that Leo will return to active duty after serving as a bench manager during 1942. The player contract is similar to those signed by the St. Louis Managers when Rickey was vice president of the Cardinals and is said to permit a club to release a manager during the season without paying his salary for the remainder of the year. Terms were not announced. Du a rocher’s contract in 1942 called for $23,500, but it is believed it included bonus provisions which may have netted him close to $30,000. Rickey aiso announced that Coacn Charlie (Chuck) Dressen, who has been Durocher's first assistant since he became manager in 1939, would be given his outright release. Dres sen was the Cincinnati Reds’ mana ger when Larry MacPhall ran that club. Rickey said that "Red” Corriden, another coach, would remain with the Dodgers. In explaining his decision to re lease Dressen, Rickey said the club has "certain coaching plans in mind (See DUROCHER, Page 20L) Allied Forces Ready For 4-Way'Squeeze' On Axis in Africa » French Drive Northward; U. S., British Strike Deeper in Tunisia (Earlier Story on Page A-l.) By the Associated Press. Across 1,000 miles of arid des ert, Fighting French columns from Lake Chad were reported driving toward the “back door” of Italian Tripolitania today as part of a four-way squeeze on Axis forces in North Africa while American and British troops struck deeper into Tunisia. Lake Chad is in the heart of French Equatorial Africa, about 1. 200 miles south of the Mediter ranean. German military quarters late to day said the first land clash between German and Allied troops in Tunisia had taken place along the Tunisian coast just inside the border from Algeria. While Allied dispatches said United Nations troops swept back outlying Axis patrols. Nazi quarters merely commented that advance forces met and that no major fighting devel oped. - Allied Forces Converge. Other Allied forces were converg ing against the last Axis strongholds on the continent as follows:. 1. A powerful. British-Amerlcan expeditionary force estimated at 150.000 troops was thrusting into Northern Tunisia along the Mediter ranean coast from Algeria. 2. A second ■ column was reported to have entered Southern Tunisia from Algeria in a move to cut across the Axis-held French protectorate and cut the road to Tripolitania. 3. Coupled with these drives from the west, the British 8th Army from Egypt was rapidly pursuing Nazi Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's broken Africa Corps across Libya toward Tripolitania. British imperial headquarters re ported today that vanguard troops of the 8th Army were in contact yesterday with the retreating Axis south of Bengasi after an advance of more than 70 miles in 24 hours. 8th Army Presses Pursuit. Dispatches from Cairo said Brit ish troops had raced to a point 50 miles south of Bengasi—near the high-water mark of the first west ward drive across Libya—and were slashing at Axis rearguards within 15 miles of the Gulf of Sirte. This would place the British with in 110 miles of the El Agheila bottle neck between Clrenaica and Italian Tripolitania. The advance indicated that at least part of the British 8th Army had by-passed Bengasi and was now threatening the only avenue of escape for any holdout garrison Marshal Rommel might have left there. Bengasi is approximately 160 miles northeast of El Algheila, on the base of the Libyan hump, where Marshal Rommel is expected to at tempt a last-ditch stand in the narrow corridor between boggy salt marshes and the sea. 1 / Another Battleship 1 Believed Sent Down; No New U. S. Losses ' (Early Story on Page A-l.) A Japanese battleship or heavy cruiser, three large cruisers and a destroyer were sunk and another battleship, ^ a cruiser and a destroyer were damaged by an American battleship task force in a naval battle in the Guadalcanal area of the Solomon Islands last Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the Navy reported today. No new United States losses were reported. A naval spokesman said that the five Jap ships reported sunk and the three reported damaged might possibly duplicate to some extent a report of damage previously announced for the great naval battle which was fought in the same area in the early hours of Thursday, November 13. • This spokesman expressed confidence, however, that the dupli cations did not occur in more than two or three instances, and it was apparent that the naval victory scored over the enemy in the Solomons during a series of running engagements late last week was of even greater magnitude than first announced. Communique Navy Announcement On New Victory The text of the Navy communique follows: “South Pacific (All dates are east longitude). “1. Reports just received from the South Pacific reveal that United States battleships took part in the action between United States sur face forces and Japanese surface forces in the Guadalcanal area dur ing the night of November 14-15. "2. Rear Admiral W. A. Lee, jr., U. S. N„ who commanded a task force, which included battleships, ha* reported that his force engaged a Japanese surface force in the Guadalcanal area during the night of November 14-15 and inflicted the following damage on the enemy: “(A) One battleship (or heavy cruiser) sunk. “(B) Three large cruisers sunk. “(C) One destroyer sunk. “(D) One battleship damaged. “(E) One cruiser damaged. “(F) One destroyer damaged. “3. It is possible that this report of damage may include some of the damage already reported in Navy Department communique No. 194. Clarification on this point must await the receipt of a complete sum mary of the action from the com mander of naval forces in that area.” U. S. Jobs a 'Haven' For Men of Draft Age, Tydings Charges Commends Roosevelt's Recent Order Against Federal Deferments Charging that the Federal Government “has been too much of a haven” for young men of military age whose services are not indispensable, Senator Tyd ings, Democrat, of Maryland to day commended President Roose velt for his recent order against draft deferments because of Government service. Senator Tydings told the Senate the President acted “wisely and fairly,'' but added his belief that data developed several months ago by a special Senate Corftmittee on Government Wartime Personnel ; Problems had laid the ground work. 6,000 Cases Listed. While that committee, of which Senator Tydings was chairman, was considering possible transfer of em ployes from peacetime to war agencies, it listed approximately 6,000 draft deferment cases. The committee then asked Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershev of Selective Service to re-examine 888 of these cases. The Senator took the floor today to give the Senate the following re port on the re-examination: Of the 888 cases, all but 323 are now either in military service or available for call. Of the remaining cases, 60 would be entitled to deferment be cause of dependents, leaving only iSee DEFERMENTS,-Page 2-XJ" Late News Bulletins Kaiser Yards Accused of Labor Law Violations The National Labor Relations Board announced today it had issued an unfair-labor-practice complaint against three West Coast shipyards of Henry J. Kaiser, charging they en tered illegal collective bargaining agreements with AFL unions. OP A Plea to Halt Gas Rote Boost Is Denied Justice Matthew F. McGuire in District Court this after noon denied a petition of the Office of Price Administra tion for an immediate suspension of the Public Utilities Com mission order granting & $200,000 rate increase to the Wash ington Gas Light Co. The jurist made it clear, however, that the OPA could proceed further with its appeal from the order after the commission has answered the petition. • on last Monday the Navy had announced the destruction of 11 Japanese warships, including a bat tleship and three heavy cruisers, the sinking or destruction of 12 other vessels and the damaging of seven, including one battleship. Full Reports Delayed. , Provided there are no duplica tions, therefore, the Japanese bat tleship losses in two or three days ' of Solomons fighting, which ended with the enemy. In full retreat to the north, would stand at two bat tleships sunk and two damaged. The Navy emphasizjed in issuing today’s communique that informa tion on the second battle was frag mentary and that it might be several days before full reports were in and the actions carefully plotted so that a full evaluation of the devasta tion wrought on the foe could be made. The fact that American battle ships took part in the action was stated in the Navy's communique which said that the task force was under command of Rear Admiral W. A. Lee, jr„ of Owenton. Kv. Admiral Lee's force ‘engaged a Japanese surface force in the Guadalcanal area during the night of November 14-15 and inflicted the following damage on the enemy," the communique said, listing the ships sunk as one battleship (or heavy cruiser i, three large cruisers, and one destroyer; damaged, one battleship, one cruiser and one destroyer. The fact that the reports on which this announcement was based were at best fragmentary raised the pos sibility that even with this heavy score the full loss caused the Jap anese might not even now be known here. In commenting on the possibil ity of some duplication between to day’s report and that of last Mon day the Navy said in its communi que that ’’clarification on this point must await the receipt of a com plete summary of the action from the commander of naval forces in that area.’ Darlan Keeps Officials Pefain Named in Africa By the Associated Press. LONDON. Nov. 19.—Admiral Jean Darlan, broadcasting front Algiers, declared today that the administra tors appointed to North Africa by Marshal Petain “will continue with a large degree of autonomy under my supreme authority to direct and administer the territories entrusted to them.” Admiral Darlan again restated his contention that, although he is working in collaboration with the Allies, he is fulfilling Marshal Pc tam's mandate, given before the Germans occupied all of France. Chinese Kill 200 Japs And Recapture Mouchi By the Associated Press. CHUNGKING, Nov. 10—The Chinese high command announced today the lecapture of the town of Mouchi in North Kiangsu Province and said more than 200 Japanese were killed and wounded. Kiangsu is the coastal province containing Shanghai and Nanking. Two hundred Japanese were killed when they attempted a drive in Southern Honan Province from their base at Sinyang, the Chinese said. Late Races Earlier Results, Entries and Se lections for Tomorrow, Page 2-X. Bowie . SEVENTH RACE—Purse. 8800: claim ing; 3-year-olds and up; l'« miles Michigan Flyer lEr'son) 6.20 4.40 3 nn Impregnable (Moral 7.10 4 40 Whistling Dick (Rienaii 3 .30 Time, 1:57*5. Also ran—Dollar Sinn. Skv Soldier. Tarbrush. Col. Scott. Decatur Dark Watch, James Pal. Battle Won. Bu y Fingers. Rockingham Park FIFTH RACE—Purse, 8800; claiming: 2- year-olds; tl furlongs (Chute'. Asia! (Turnbull' 6.60 3.40 2 40 Kiev Lee (Mascheki 4.40 2 60 First Blush (Mey Nell) 2.SO Time. 1:10. Also ran—Manipulate. Fair Evelyn. Styx. SIXTH RACE—Purse. $800: claiming: 3- year-olds and upward; 0 furlongs (chute'. Kleig Light (Crowiherl 24.411 8.SO 4.80 Bit o'Green (Turnbulli 6.20 3.40 Bill's Sister (Daniels' 2.60 Time. 1:15 2-5. Also ran—Lost Gold. Nopaloso Rojo. Rosy Brand. Tetratown.