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WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1942-SIXTY-SIX PAGES. X
Washington rp-rr-p-rp-rri ptvtci Elsewhere
and Suburbs FIVE CENTS
Rubber Program
Endangered,
Jeffers Says
Tells Senate Supply
May Fall Below
"Disaster Line"
Rubber Administrator William
Jeffers reported today that be
cause other war construction is
competing for critical materials,
the- Nation’s supply of crude
rubber and synthetics may fall
below the “disaster line” of mili
tary demands.
He said any delay in bringing syn
thetic rubber factories into produc
tion would be "disastrous" and that
there were indications there would
be some delay.
Senator Johnson. Democrat, of
Colorado, member of the Joint Com
mittee to which Mr. Jeffers present
ed hi* first report on rubber, asked
for an explanation, saying "as I
read that, you say any delay will be
disastrous, then you say there prob
ably will be a delay.”
Mr. Jeffers replied:
"Klther we get the material to
bring the synthetic plants into pro
duction or there will be a delay
which in my opinion will be dis
astrous.”
Complain* of Interference.
Mr. Jeffers complained that other
production programs were interfer
ing with the task of obtaining vital
machinery for synthetic rubber
plants.
This, he added, was contrary to his
understanding of President Roose
velt’s indorsement of the statement
of a committee headed by Bernard
M. Barueh, that rubber was the
•wintry's "most critical problem.”
The rubber program Is receiving
notable help In obtaining priorities
and critical materials," the report
•aid. "But its relationship to other j
programs endangers its completion 1
In time to avoid a crisis and I am
not hopeful.”
Mr. Jeffers mentioned the con
struction of high-octane gasoline
plants gs one program competing
with the rubber plants for materials,
adding at another point:
"It's for others to determine
whether the Army, Navy and escort !
vessel program Is more important
than rubber."
Predicts Delay in Program.
"Present indications,” he added,!
“are that, because of other pro
gram*, there will be such a delay.1
It, Is too early to say how much
of a delay.
The other programs which Mr
Jeffers referred to as delaying the
rubber plant construction ’are the
Army and Navy powder and other
ordnance plant construction.
“We will come to the end of 1943
With 120,000 tons of rubber if we
have the delay which is the irre
ducible minimum mentioned in the
Baruch report," Mr. Jeffers said.
The report continued:
“Our studies have emphasized
that unless these components for
synthetic rubber manufacturing
plants reach the plant as rapidly as
they can be installed, the resultant
delay will cause such a drain on the
crude rubber stocks that there may
be no crude left for heavy-duty tires,
self-sealing gasoline tanks and those
other military uses which demand
crude rubber.
"The decision as to whether this
can be accomplished without too se- ;
rious delay is in the hands of those
who have also to consider other
programs, including the program
for the building of plants producing
high-octane gasoline. Some of these
call for the same critical materials.
Hie final solution Is not yet de
veloped.
bees Crisis As Inevitable.
"The rubber program is receiving
notable help in obtaining priorities
and critical materials. But its rela
tionship to other programs endan
gers its completion in time to avoid
a crisis, and I am not hopeful.”
Mr. Jeffers said that "although
the only sure solution of the rubber
problem is to subordinate other im
portant programs to it, the demands
of the services make this impos
sible.”
"This,” he added, "is in direct
conflict with my understanding and
conviction that the President’s ex
ecutive order of September 17. 1942,
and its accompanying letter in
dorsed unequivocally the Baruch re
port, its program and its statement:
'Thus the rubber situation gives rise
to our most critical problem.”
It is apparent, said the report. Mr.
Jeffers’ first dealing with the Na
tion’s rubber supply, that even if
production objectives are attained,
"the inventory of crude and syn
(See RUBBER. Page~2-X.)
Boy, 7, Cleared of Killing
As Sister, 11, Confesses
Br Lht AnocUted Press
TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 4.—Juvenile
Court Judge Paul Alexander said
today Charles Ibbotson, jr., 7.
charged with fatally shooting his
10-year-old sister, Rita, Thanksgiv
ing Day in their .shack home, has
been cleared of the charge with the
confession of his sister, Lois. 11. that
she accidentally shot her sister.
Judge Alexander said the girl pre
viously had testified to Coroner
Frank Kreft that Charles shot his
sister in anger.
lire. Nellie Mack. Juvenile Court
officer, said Lois told her Charles
shoved her as she took the gun from
him. This angered her and she
kicked him, the gun accidentally dis
charging and killing Rita, who was
seated on a bed.
Judge Alexander said he was not
satisfied with the child’s story and
would hold Lois for further ques
tioning.
ATLANTA.—PARATROOPERS MATCH JAPS ON MARCH—This
is a column of United States Parachute Infantry, which made a
forced march of 115 miles in three days in toughening practice.
Col. Robert F. Sink, commanding officer, said the march was
“unparalleled in continental American history for many years.”
The men marched in full war equipment and every man finished.
The route was from the Toccoa (Ga.) camp base to Atlanta, via
fields, paths and highways. Observers said the average of 40
miles a day matched anything the Japanese could do.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
Forced Conversion
To Coal Is Near,
Ickes Aide Says
Voluntary System
On Use of Fuel Oil
Held 'Disappointing'
By the Associated Press.
Ralph K. Davies, deputy pe
troleum administrator, said to
day the time is near when do
mestic consumers of fuel oil who
can convert their furnaces to
burn coal may be forced to do so.
Appearing before a New England
congressional delegation discussing
the fuel oil shortage in that area.
Mr. Davies said voluntary conversion
has been "thoroughly disappoint
ing.”
"People who can convert at little
expense are not doing so,” he said.
"They want to use oil as long as pos
sible.
“I despair of getting results volun
tarily. The time is near when we
will have to force conversion."
WPB Has Authority.
Mr Davies disclosed he was meet
ing later in the day with Donald M.
Nelson. War Production Board
chairman, to discuss a program to
enforce conversion. He said the
WPB had the authority to issue the
necessary order.
Mr. Davies said Petroleum Ad
ministrator Ickes had recommended
conversion by force some time ago,
but so far no action had been taken.
"Now we hope to prevail upon the
WPB to issue the necessary order,”
he said.
Senator Walsh. Democrat of
Massachusetts, asked Mr. Davies If it
wasn't true that many users of fuel
oil handn't converted because they
could not get the necessary equip
ment. The deputy administrator re
plied there were people who could
change to coal with little trouble
who are consuming "millions of bar
rels of oil.”
Deaths Could Result.
“It is not unfair.” he said, "to re
quire in this critical situation the
Individual who has the equipment
to burn coal to convert so his neigh
bor who cannot convert won't be
cold.”
Mr. Davies said the expression
“freeze to death” was more than a
figure of speech.
"Unless this oil situation is han
dled properly that could happen."
he said. “We are dealing in human
lives, military and domestic.'”
Mr. Ickes said, barring unfore
seen obstacles, that It was hoped at
~' See FUEL OfiZ Page 200 ~
Count Tomadelli Gets
1 to 5 Year Sentence
On Swindling Charge
Judge Calls Term Light
In Denying Request
For New Trial
“Count” Juan J. Tomadelli, 55,
self-styled Inventor and one
time man about Washington, was
sentenced in District Court this
afternoon to from one to five
years for using the mails to de
fraud in connection with the
promotion of a light bulb said to
take its energies from the at
mosphere.
Justice James M. Proctor imposed
the sentence immediately after de
nying a motion for a new trial.
Tomadelli was convicted November
19.
Defense Counsel Vincent E. Mar
tino. in a plea just before the sen
tencing, said that Tomadelli had
been engaged recently in trying to
perfect a device to combat the sub
marine menace. The attorney asked
the court to take this “secret war
work for the Government” into
consideration when fixing the pen
alty.
Justice Proctor pointed out, how
ever. that Tomadelli had been
found guilty of an indictment charg
ing him with swindling Ernest M
Swingle, Elberon. N. J„ and Massimo
Antoniotti Union City. N. J.. out of
about $420,000 over a period of 13
years.
"While the indictment lists five
counts." the jurist said. “I am
inclined to view the matter as one
offense, although a serious one. As
you know the sentence could be 25
years on a total of five counts, but
(See TOMADELLI. Page 2-X.)~
Canadian Price Slashes
Start This Week End
Earlier Story on Page B-20.)
By the Associated Press
OTTAWA. Dec. 4—Canadian au
thorities announced today that re
ductions in the retail prices of milk,
tea, coffee and oranges through tax
remissions and subsidies at an es
timated annual cost of $40,000,000
to the government were expected to
become effective this week end.
Finance Minister James Ilsley first
reported the proposal last night. The
marking ^lown of price tags this
week end was announced at a
press conference held bv the min
ister today.
'Whistlin' Bob' Smith Dies;
Was Trainer of Cavalcade
By the- Assocutcd Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.—Bob Smith.
73, veteran trainer of race horses,
including Mrs. Dodge Sloane’s
Cavalcade and High Quest, died
today after a long illness.
For half a century. “Whistlin'
Bob" Smith had been famous as a
sportsman, training notable horses
and managing fighters, including
Frank Erne, onetime world light
weight champion.
Things hadn’t been going too well
for him in recent years, but
wherever you met him, sitting down
to a lonesome dinner in some Broad
way restaurant or ringsiding down
at a fight or marking your pro
gram at a race track, “Whistlin’
Bob" always had a pleasant word.
He'd been around horses for nearly
SO years since he first started
training for the old August Bel-jont.
Ten years ago, Mrs. Sloane wed
I him to run her expensive stable
! She'd put quite a bundle of money
into building the string, even to
paying $25,000 for one horse.
But Bob liked none of them, so
he cleaned house. Then he shopped
around, picked up one galloper for
$1,200, another for $700 and a third
for $3,500. With these three at the
head of the string, Smith won more
than a quarter of a million dollars
for the stable in 1934.
The $1,200 buy was the mighty
Cavalcade, who won $127,165, cap
tured the Kentucky Derby in 1934
and finished second to his stable
mate, High Quest, in the Preakness
that year. High Quest was the
$3,500 purchase. *
In recent years Smith recovered
from serious illnesses several times.
He was discharged from a hospital
here last January after recovering
from pneumonia, but was left with a
serious heart condition.
WPB Wins Fight
For Control of
War Output
Wilson Given Charge
After Nelson Confers
With Service Heads
B> the Associated Press.
Charles £. Wilson, vice chair
man of the War Production
Board, today received final power
to direct the output of aircraft,
radio equipment and escort ves
sels, along with supervisory con
trol over all other munitions
production.
The climax of a weeks-long strug
gle for authority over production
scheduling between civilian and
military officials, represented by j
WPB Chairman Donald M. Nelson j
on one hand and heads of the armed ■
services on the other, came in a
statement announcing “full agree
ment by all concerned.”
Issued jointly by Mr. Nelson.
Secretary’ of War Stimson and Sec
retary of the Navy Knox, it was
interpreted as a substantial victory
for the WPB chairman.
An accompanying statement vest
ed in Mr. Nelson’s vica chairman
"general supervision over the sched
uling of the programs between the
various services.”
WPB Recovers Control.*
> This meant that WPB had recov
ered authority over production
scheduling previously delegated to
the services and performed ex- i
clusively by them since last March.
It was stated that Mr. Wilson ,
would exercise his duties, however,
through the existing supply and pro
curement branches of the services
and would "issue directions" to pro
ducers through them.
Mr. Wilson was "assigned" the
particular duty of central super
vision and "direction" of the pro
duction programs for war planes,
radio and detection devices and es
cort ships. The latter were de
scribed generally as naval vessels
smaller than destroyers used in anti
submarine ana escort work.
WPB officials previously had in
dicated their belief these three ele
ment? of the armament program
were the ones most in need of over
hauling.
Spokesmen Careful.
Apparently because of unwilling
ness to add fuel to the contest for
authority, WPB spokesmen were
silent on interpretation of the new j
agreement, save to say it superseded
any previous document w'hich
might conflict with it.
The joint Nelson-Knox-Stimson
statement said:
"Conversations among officials of
the armed services and of the WPB
on the organizational plans neces
sfury for achieving the 1943 war
production program have now ended
with full agreement by all con
cerned.
“Such questions as have arisen
had to do with method: never with
purpose or principle. To win the
war quickly, effectively and with
the lowest expenditure of life, is
everybody's goal. Prom time to time
re-examination of the plans and
methods for achieving that result
is necessary.
“TTiat has been done. The new ar
rangements give assurance that the
immense production task for 1943
will be carried through to a suc
cessful conclusion."
Nelson Text.
Following is the text of the Nelson
statement:
"An outline of the duties of
Charles E. Wilson, production vice
chairman of the WPB, was an
nounced today by Donald M. Nelson,
chairman of the WPB.
"This announcement supplements
the accompanying joint statement
growing out of the conversations
between officials of the armed serv
ices and the WPB concerning cer
tain organizational plans in order
to insure the carrying out of the
war production program for 1943.
"Mr. Wilson will exercise general
supervision of the scheduling of
the programs between the various
services to see that they do not
conflict, and that they are of such
a nature that they may be per
formed in accordance with the re
quirements of the joint chiefs of
staff and of the total war program.
“In carrying out these duties Mr.
i See WPB, Page 2-X.i ~
Lehman's Salary
Seen Enough for
'Part' of Rent
President Roosevelt remarked I
laughingly to Herbert H. Lehman1
late today that his $10,000 a year
salary as director of foreign relief!
and rehabilitation operations "per-1
haps will pay nart of the rent of i
an apartment in Washington.”
Mr. Lehman, who resigned as
Governor of New York Wednesday,
took the oath of office for his new’
Federal position in the President s
office.
Mr. Roosevelt made his wisecrack
about Washington's rents in hand
ing Mr. Lehman his letters of ap
pointment.
Indicating the Lehmans already
are having trouble finding a place
to live. Mrs. Lehman chimed in to
say, “If you can find one.”
GUADALCANAL.—DAYLIGHT RAID SENDS JAPS SCURRYING—Japanese landing barges scui
ry away from a flaming transport after a direct hit by United States Army Air Force bombers op
erating against the enemy on Guadalcanal. This, one of the most recent photos released by the
Army, graphically illustrates the accuracy of American bombardiers in daylight attacks.
—Army Air Force Photo.
Blocking of Arsenal
Investigation by U. S.
Denied by Biddle
Attorney General Says
Indictments Will Be
Sought Next Week
(Earlier Story on Page A-8.)
Attorney General Biddle to
day described as "ridiculous”
charges made yesterday by
United States Commissioner
Sidney E. Friedman at Harris
burg. Pa., that investigation of
alleged irregularities in connec
tion with the new $40,000,000
Naval Supply Depot at Mechan
icsburg by the FBI and other
agencies had been "hamstrung”
by orders from Washington.
He also announced that Tom C.
Clark, chief of the war frauds unit,
has been directed to call Mr. Fried
man before the grand jury at Har
risburg "so that he can tell the
grand jury what evidence he has
which indicates that any one in
Washington prevented either the
United States attorney or the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation from
proceeding vigorously with this case.”
"I am distressed that the press
should have given such prominence
to the irresponsible statement of an
uninformed minor official,” Mr. Bid
dle said in a formal statement.
• At Harrisburg. Mr. Friedman ad
vised of the Attorney General’s
statement, said:
(“If the grand jury wants the facts
all they have to do is to ask me. I
don't fear the truth. I don't scare
easily.”)
"When his remarks were called
to my attention. I personally in
vestigated the background of this
case,” Mr. Biddle said. "His charges
are ridiculous. The facts are simply
these. Shortly after the war began
I created the war frauds unit of the
Department of Justice for the spe
cific purpose of giving No. 1 priority
to war frauds cases. The results of
the investigation by the Federal
Bureau of Investigation are imme
diately turned over to the war
frauds unit to detewnine whether
there should be criminal prosecu
tion. The Federal Bureau of In
vestigation submitted its report on
this case on November 5.
'The war frauds unit determined
on presentment to the grand jury
in the same month, and a few days
ago sent two Department of Justice
attorneys to Harrisburg to submit
the case for indictment to the grand
jury this coming Monday. December
7. As any lawyer knows, that is
unusually speedy preparation for
such a case. Therefore, at the mo
ment this irresponsible official was
making tils unfounded charges, De
partment of Justice representitives
were already waiting in Harrisburg
for the grand jury to convene next
Monday.
"There seems to be some misap
prehension in the public mind about
the status of Mr. Friedman. A
United States commissioner is not
an employe of the Department of
Justice.”
Mrs. Di Maggio's Attorney
Confirms Divorce Report
(Earlier Stery on Page D-l.)
Ej the Associated Press.
RENO, Nev.. Dec. 4.—Mrs. Joe Di
Maggio's attorney today confirmed
reports i hat she would seek a Reno
divorce from the New York Yankee
baseball outfielder.
Ip announcing the pending divorce
action, her attorney, Joseph P. Hal
ler, said Mrs. Di Maggio and Joe
separated at San Francisco shortly
before she came to Reno Tuesday.
Late News Bulletin
Spitfires Raid France and Belgium
LONDON Spitfire squadrons carried out extensive
sweeps over France and Belgium today, the Air Ministry
announced tonight. Four RAF planes were lost, one enemy
fighter was destroyed and others were damaged.
Presentation to Arroyo del Rio
Fizzles as Portrait Is Lost
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Dec. 4—A bronze
portrait of President Roosevelt was
to have been presented today to
Ecuadorean President Carlos Arroyo
del Rio, but the portrait got lost,
the President had to leave, and the
person scheduled to make the pres
entation was covered with embar
rassment.
The ceremony was scheduled for
8 am. in President Arroyo del Rio’s
Waldorf-Astoria suite and at 8:15
am. the presidential party was
scheduled to leave for the airport to
catch a plane taking them on the
first leg of their return trip to Ec
uador.
While Post Wheeler, former
American Minister to Paraguay, dis
tributed copies of the speech he had
prepared for the occasion and mem
bers of President Arroyo del Rio's
party nervously eyed their watches,
bellhops, baggagemen and hotel
checkers scurried about in fruitless
search for the portrait.
Finally at 8:20 am. the Ecua
dorean chief executive indicated he
could wait no longer and left for the
airport. Mr. Wheeler informed him
that he would send the gift as soon
as it could be located.
The portrait, done by Artist Com
mendatore Ettore de Zoro of Santa
Barbara. Calif., was said to have
been delivered in New York last
Thursday, but nobody seemed to
know what happened to it subse
quently.
It was to be the gift of the Com
panions of the Order of St. Lazarus
of Jesusalem resident on the Pa
cific Coast, a chivalric order minis
tering to lepers.
Two New Indictments
Against Leiner Charge
Trading With Enemy
Dealings With Saboteurs
Outlined in Counts,
Biddle Announces
Attorney General Biddle an
nounced that a Federal grand
jury in New York City had re
turned two indictments against
Helmut Leiner on charges of
misprision of treason and trad
ing with the enemy.
Leiner. was found not guilty of
treason on November 30. The Gov
ernment had charged that Leiner
had committed treason in helping
Werner Theil and Edward John
Kerling. two of the six Nazi sffto
teurs executed after trial by a mili
tary court here in August.
The first of the indictments re
turned in New York today, accord
ing to the Justice Department,
charged Leiner under four counts
with changing bills of large denom
inations for members of the saboteur
group in violation of the Trading
With the Enemy Act.
The second indictment charges
Leiner with misprision of treason in
failing to report his knowledge of
the treasonable acts of Kerling and
Miss Hedwig Engemann, who was
sentenced to three years’ imprison
ment and fined $1,000 in New York
on Wednesday on her plea of guilty
to misprision of treason. Miss Enge
mann, according to the Justice De
partment. admitted knowledge of
treasonable acts committed by both
Leiner and Kerling and failed to
report this knowledge to the proper
authorities..
Maximum penalties under the
Trading with the Enemy Act are 10
years’ imprisonment or a fine of
$10,000, or Doth. Penalties for mis
prision of treason are imprisonment
for not more than seven years and
a fine of not more than $1,000.
Decorations of Club
Found Inflammable,
Boston Inquest Told
Imitation Palms Burned
'Like Christmas Trees,'
Chemist Testifies
(Earlier Story on Page A-8.)
By the Associated Press
BOSTON. Dec. 4.—An indus
trial chemist commissioned to
test decorative materials used in
the Cocoanut Grove night club
testified at an official inquest
today that virtually all of the
15 samples he obtained burst
immediately into flame or ig
nited soon after a flame test was
applied.
Capping an earlier report that
burning imitation leather had pro
duced poisonous gas fumes that
added heavily to the toll of 493
deaths in the fire disaster of last
Saturday night, Andrew Landini.
employed by a firm of industrial
chemists in Boston, testified:
“We do not feel that we can state
positively that none of these mate
rials tested had ever been flame
treated. but it is our opinion that
with the possible exception of
samples 3 and 6 they are not now
flame-resistant.'’
Declaring that, the flame-testing
i See INQUEST, Page 2-Xj
Markets at a Glance
NEW YORK, Dec. 4
Stocks easy; leaders in slow de
cline. Bonds steady; low-priced
rails advance. Cotton mixed;
commission house buying; hedg
ing and liquidation.
CHICAGO—Wheat, December
contracts higher; demand for
cash grain. Corn about steady.
Hogs active; mainly steady; top.
$13.60. Cattle, supply mostly
cows; steady.
Glamorous Strip-Tease Artist
Identified as WAAC AWOL
By the Associated Press.
DES MOINES. Iowa, Dec. 4—That
glamour girl billed as Amber d'Georg,
who gave an appreciative audience a
Thanksgiving strip-tease treat at
the Casino Theater, was disclosed
today to be an AWOL WAAC.
Military police, who had been look
ing for the missing member of the
Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,
picked her up after the matinee for
being absent without leave.
Officers at the Port Des Moines
training school confirmed her arrest
after Pete DeCenzie, theater man
ager, related how the pretty girl
with reddish brown hair had given
the featured dancing performance.
She had applied for a job in the
Casino Pollies, he related.
"She said she had been stranded
here from seme, show or other, that
her real name was Amber D'Georg
and that she was supposed to be
from Port Worth, Tex,” the manager
said
“I had no idea at all that she was
a WAAC. I was shocked to death
when I found out.”
The ”M. P.'s” showed up after the
matinee, he said, and waited while
Amber put on more appropriate
street clothing. They missed her
then, but found her at another
theater.
Col. J. A. Hoag, commandant at
the WAAC post, confirmed the ar
rest and said:
“We picked the girl up ourselves
and we have brought her back here
to the fort and are working the
thing out. She was just a girl who
had no understanding of her re
sponsibilities. The matter will be
handled inside our own group here.”
Morocco Radio -
Tells of Clash
Near Mafeur
Axis Ship Losses
Mount in Efforts to
Reinforce Troops
BULLETIN.
LONDON (A*).—The Morocco
radio said today that the
“larger part” of more than 50
enemy tanks which the Axis
used in its counterattack in
the Tebourba sector were de
stroyed or damaged and that
Axis parachutists who landed
in the Allied rear had been «>
rendered powerless in short
order.
“Violent fighting” is going
on in the Mateur sector, the
broadcast said, w'hile Allied
aviation is attacking Axis air
dromes and troop concentra
tions with great fury. Six
enemy planes were shot down
in this latest phase of the
aerial battle, the broadcast
added.
(Earlier Stories on Page A-l.)
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Dec. 4—The toll of
Axis shipping sunk by Allied sea
and air battles rose today to six
Tunisia-bound supply vessels, •*
three destroyers and a torpedo
boat, all apparently sunk within
a 24-hour span.
These holes in the enemy's sea
1 communications across the Sicilian
narrows, announced in British com
muniques of successive day's, coun
i tered frantic Axis efforts to get new
men and supplies into North Africa
i for the attempt to hold Tunisia.
Britain has announced the loss so =
far of only one destroyer, sunk by
enemy air action, in the running
battle for sea and air mastery of the
96-mile-wide strait between Sicily
and North Africa.
Two More Axis Ships Sunk.
■'Squadrons of our latest warships,
1 many still on the secret list," have
been added to the British Mediter
| ranean fleet and have "scored a sig
' nal victory in the opening battle,"
i the naval reporter of the London
j Express said.
The two Axis merchantships latest
j sunk were knocked out of a convoy
j by Allied airmen, it was announced
officially, and the Admiralty said
light naval forces sank an Italian
torpedo boat which had been escort
ing them shortly before.
“The Axis can't keep troops in
Tunisia if they can't get supplies."
said a naval source, "and we intend
to see that they don't get them.”
Heavy Blows Struck at Ports.
New and heavy blows also were
struck simultaneously at Bizerte
and Tunis, chief enemy ports of
entry', as the Allied land forces re
grouped for a new showdown after
warding off Axis counterattacks
during 48 hours of bitter fighting in
which losses were declared by an
Allied spokesman to have been
heavy on both sides.
But despite the repeated enemy
assaults to eject them, the Allies
were reported to be in control of
i two of the towns forming the stra
tegic Tunisia triangle, Tebourba
and Mateur, and to be fighting in
the western outskirts of the third,
Djedeida.
The Allied spokesman, stressing
that the British and Americans
have their hands full in their cam
paign to drive the Axis from Tu
nisia. declared the edge in the new
test “will go to the one who regains
his strength more quickly."
Nazi Embassy
Accused by
Argentina
B> the Associated Press.
BUENOS AIRES. Dec. 4—Fed
eral Judge Miguel Jantus said
today a government investiga
tion had proved that the Ger
man embassy was involved in
espionage within Argentina.
Judge Jantus has been hearing in
secret the evidence supplied by the
United States against 33 persons ar
rested in a spy hunt. In ordinary
cases before a Federal tribunal the
testimony is taken bv the court sec
retary, but Judge Jantus has been
hearing these cases personally.
The inquiry grew out of charges
of Undersecretary of State Welles in
Boston two months ago that Argen
tina and Chile were being used as
bases for Axis agents. When Argen
tina asked for concrete evidence a
memorandum was supplied to the
Argentine government.
Late Races
Earlier Results, Selections and
Entries for Tomorrow, Page 2-X.
Charles Town
SEVENTH RACE— Purs-. 5400: claim
inn: 3-year-olds and ud. about 4M, fur
loans.
Mardi Gras (Balzarettn 4 *0 4 00 3 «n
Ida Time (Scoccal 6.60 4 80
Hiah Clioue < Daugherty > II 80
Alao ran—Syam Saxon. Buddy Al. Beau
James. Rolls Rouah and McHenry.
New Orleans
SECOND RACE—Purse. WOO; claiming
2-year-olds; 8 furlonas.
Volcano iPetersl 8.80 4.80 2 80
Khamcia (Plesa) 8.20 3 80
November (Clinaman) 5 00
Also ran—Doz Show Cotplay. Ed M .
S’rsw Warning. Crest O'War. Bowsprit and
Review.
THIRD RACE—Purse. 5700: special
weights: maidens: 2-year-olds: 8 furlongs
Valdina Albert (Tam'roi 3 20 2 60 2 20
Count Fearless (Basham) 3.60 3 00
Charnoek (Guerin) 6 00
Also ran—a Top Tower. Spy Snare.
Stylus. Black Fire, a Rock Call,
a J. D. WeiLentry.

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