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Weather Forecast Much colder today and tonight. Temperatures yesterday—highest, 75 at 1:15 p.m.; lowest, 51 at 10 p.m. United States Weather Bureau Report. —— ---\ The Evening and Sunday Star la delivered in the city and suburbs at 80c per month when 4 Sundays; 90c Der month when 5 Sundays. The Night Final Edition and Sunday Morning Star at 90c when 4 Sun days; $1.00 when 5 Sundays. An Associated Press Newspaper. No. 2,011—No. 36,327. _WASHINGTON, D. C., OCTOBER 17, 1943-120 PAGES. * Washington nvnvyr r'TT'VT'C Elsewhere and Suburbs OJbiJN lb 12 CENTS Allies Seize 12 Italian Towns, t Beat Off Savage Counterattacks; Nazis Reported in Full Retreat Fierce Battle Fought North Of Volturno By EDWARD KENNEDY, Associated Pre?s War Correspondent. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, AL GIERS, Oct. 16.—Allied troops smashing forward all across the Italian front have captured two vital road junctions and 10 other towns from the Germans, who were reported officially today to be counterattacking savagely and renewing their aerial sup port in a desperate effort to break away from close-quarter combat. The battle north of the Volturno River reached a new high point of fury as the Germans lashed out re peatedly with terrific counterassault designed to disrupt the Allies long enough to permit an orderly Nazi Withdrawal, but the American 5th Army struck back with such speed and power as to upset the enemy's plans. • Radio France at Algiers said In a broadcast recorded in Lon don that the Germans north of the Volturno were in full retreat.) Both the 5th Army in the west and the British 8th Army in the east threatened to outflank the Germans’ Volturno line after hurling the stub bornly resisting enemy forces back with lightning advances ranging up to 7 miles. Increase Threat to Flank. In the northward thrust which carried them 5 miles beyond the Calore River, 5th Army forces cap tured Cerreto, 9 miles northeast cf the point where the Calore meets the Volturno, to increase their threat to the enemy's Volturno flank. Crashing swiftly through stiff on position, 8th Army troops about 25 miles to the northeast pushed ahead 6 miles to capture the important road junctions of Campobasso, vir tually in the center of the Allied line across the peninsula, and Vinchiaturo, 6 miles southwest. With the fall of these two points,! the Allies gained control of vital1 inland rail and highway communi cations and were in a position to menace the whole flank of the Ger-J man defenders on the Volturno line* by a penetration deep behind that fighting front. Several of the enemy’s fiercest counterattacks were launched in the region of Caiazzo, a mile north of the Volturno, but the 5th Army finally routed the Germans in grim fighting there and now has the town firmly in its possession. Amorosi Also Falls. Amorosi. 5 miles east of Caiazzo on the east bank of the Volturno. also fell to the 5th Army, which gained control of the high ground in that important sector. The taking of Amorosi enabled the Allies to straddle the Volturno along 2 miles of its northward bend above its con fluence with the Calore. At several points the Germans lunged out toward the river in at tempts to reduce the bridgeheads through which Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's 5th Army is bringing more ; men, guns and tanks up to the fight ing areas. Other towns and villages which fell before the combined assaults of the 5th and 8th Armies were Castel Campagnano, a mile south of Amorisi; Telese, three miles east of Amorosi: San Guiliano, three and a half miles southeast of Vinchia turo; Cercepiccole, four mile* south east of Vinchiaturo; Matrice, four end a half miles northeast of Cam pobasso; Morrone, four miles south west of Cascalenda; and Campo leito, eight miles northeast of Cam pobasso. Official reports from Gen. Clark's (See ITALY, Page A-4j Young Communists Dissolve in 30 Days By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Oct.. 16.—The Young Communist League today voted to dissolve at a special national con vention here and formed temporary committees to consider the forma tion of a national youth group. The 22-year-old organization claimed a membership of approxi mately 15.000. The resolution to dissolve in structed the national officers to “wind up affairs in good order with in 30 days,” and directed State and regional officers to do likewise. London Has Brief Alert, First Since Oct. 8 By the Associated Press. LONDON, Sunday, Oct. 17.—Lon don had a brief alert early today, during which a single bomb was re ported dropped in the capital area, but there were no casualties. No antiaircraft gunfire was heard. A few hours earlier German planes had struck a town on the southeast coast. It was the first warning in Lon don since October 8. the night after 15 German planes dropped 30 tons cf bombs on the city. Radio Programs, Pg. D-15 Complete Index, Page A-2 ,% —■»-—— Soviets Slay 2,000 Nazi Troops In Fierce Battle for Melitopol Russian Relief Force Takes New Towns On Way to Fight for Crimean Gateway By the Associated Press , LONDON. Sunday, Oct. 17.— , Gen. Feodor Tolbukhin's South Russian Army today fought re sisting Germans from block after block of Melitopol, gateway to | the Crimea, killing 2.000 Nazis ! as one of the bitterest struggles i of the war entered its fifth day. Fifty miles to the north, a Soviet relief army, slugging its way toward Melitopol, captured several hamlets , in an advance of three to six miles. There was new fighting at the So viet bridgehead southeast of Kre menchug on the Middle Dnieper, where Soviet units were declared to have cracked the German lines and captured several settlements and more than 250 prisoners. North and south of Kiev, where ! the Russians were fighting toward J the Ukranian capital, more than 1,000 Germans were wiped out, said a Moscow communique recorded by the Soviet monitor. In one week's fighting there the Russians said they beat back 200 German counterat tacks, wiped out 8.000 Germans in a step-by-step advance, and de stroyed 176 tanks, 187 field guns and 400 machine guns. Gomel was another objective of heavy fighting as the Russians closed on the White Russian town from the north and south. Eight hun dred Germans fell yesterday, the bulletin said, and big guns duelled throughout the day and night. The Melitopol fighting, which ri valed Stalingrad for intensity and bloodshed, saw the Germans hurling waves of men and machines into the (See RUSSIA, Page <(t-loT) Russian Organ Calls Second Front Prime Question at Parley Accommodations Ready For Visiting Statesmen, But Time Still Is Secret By HENRY C. CASSIDY, Associated Press War Co-respondent. MOSCOW. Oct. 16.—Russia is willing to discuss postwar politi cal and economic problems as well as military issues at the forthcoming three-power con ference in Moscow, but holds that the matter o*f "the second front" should come first, the official government newspaper, Izvestia, indicated today. In a front-page article reflecting assurance that an accord can be reached on both political and mili tary questions, Izvestia declared the Allies are co-operating successfully and expressed confidence that they would continue to do so. The article appeared amid grow ing indications cf a generally warm atmosphere for the conference of foreign ministers, for whom living and working facilities are ah wady prepared, although the delegates have not yet arrived. Article Was Conciliatory. (The exact date of tne con ference has not been announced.) Izvestia, as did the official Com munist Party organ Pravda earlier this week, insisted that military questions must come before other problems at the parley. "Undoubtedly,” the paper said, "the question of a decisive reduction in the length of the war and of victory in the shortest possible time is tied up inseparably with the problem of opening a second front in Western Europe.” Although Pravda had said that Soviet frontiers or the status of the Baltic States could not be dis cussed. Izvestia did not mention these points, and the tone of today's article was generally optimistic and conciliatory. Izvestia emphasized the Soviet point of view that the most im portant immediate issue is "to cut down the length of the war.” This S has become the most popular cur rent slogan of the Soviet press. War Comes First. “Of course." Ixvestia said, “ques tions of postwar organization are very important to the Allied coun tries, and it is necessary even now in a period of war to prepare and settle many economic and political problems. “But events follow their own logic. The peaceful period is preceded by more or less coordinated conduct and the conclusion of the war. Solution of postwar problems can be successful provided everything is done in wartime political and eco nomic relations for the hastening of this postwar period. “When there is agreement upon first-hand problems in the course of the war, the easier it is to de (See CONFERENCE, Page A-10.) Four-Power Accord On Postwar Tasks Asked by Welles Now Roosevelt Declared 'Superbly Fitted' to State Its Objectives By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Oct. 16.—Sumner Welles, calling for a four-power agreement for a stable postwar world, declared today that the time had arrived for the United States Government to tell its people its objectives for “se curity. social progress and pros perity” in that world. "I for one cannot subscribe to the philosophy which some maintain that a policy cannot be initiated until after the people themselves have brought pressure to bear for its adoption,” he said in an address to the 25th anniversary meeting of the Foreign Policy Association here. The talk was carried on a Blue Network hookup. ‘ That philosophy,” said Mr. Welles, who resigned as Undersecretary of State last month, "would seem the very negation of the best constitu tional tradition in our representa tive form of government.” Roosevelt "Superbly Fitted.” Mr. Welles pictured President Roosevelt as "superbly fitted td undertake his constitutional respon sibilities,” and declared that "the people of this country look to him once more for that inspired leader ship of which he is so supremely capable.” He urged that the United States, Britain, Russia and China agree soon on basic principles for the postwar world, to constitute "the very foun dation” of an “ultimate international organization,” whose two moral prin ciples would be "the inalienable right of all peoples to enjoy the freedoms of religion, of speech and of infor mation,” and the conviction that “no nation has the inherent and un limited right to govern subject peoples.” Points in the agreement, he said, should include the joint task of keeping the peace; the machinery for progressive armament reduc tion; a common policy of realistic justice for conquered enemy powers to render them incapable of future aggression; willingness not to under take independent action affecting sovereign rights of other nations without concurrence of all four powers, and perfection of a univer sal world organization. Suggests Executive Council. When the agreement is reached, he suggested, an executive council of representatives of the United Nations should be set up with power to resolve political or other ques tions referred to it. Unless the four powers arrive at such an understanding in the near future, Mr. Welles said, “the hope of the creation of a stable world in the postwar years must necessarily be all but illusory.” Mr. Welles said victory should se (See WELLES, Page A-5.) Nazi and American Lieutenant Argue Philosophy as Shells Fall By RELMAN MORIN, Associated Press War Correspondent. WITH THE U. S. 5th ARMY AT THE VOLTURNO RIVER, Oct. 14 (Delayed).—First it was ma chine-gun bullets that whined overhead and then the whip crack of shells when the tanks began duelling, and through it all the American lieutenant and the German sergeant sat there in the drainage ditch arguing philosophy. “On the basis of results,” said the lieutenant, "I claim I won the argu ment, but you can judge for your self_” The heavy-weaponed company moved out from cover at 1 a.m., four hours before a tremendous ar tillery barrage had opened the bat tle of the Volturno, and now it was “H-hour”—the assault hour—and all along the front American troops were emerging from beneath the trees and starting across the floor of the valley toward the river. There on the north bank was the German defense line, the line they hoped to hold through the winter. Leading one of the platoons was Lt. Paul Lindsey of Dallas, Tex. He and his men were bringing up mor tars and the ammunition for the sturdy little guns. Each man was (See MORIN, Page A-4.) Willkie Assailed By GOP Leader For 'Blunders' Attacks on Dewey And on Strike Bill Called Not Helpful By GOULD LINCOLN. Wendell L. Willkie’s St. Louis speech, outlining the issues of the 1944 presidential campaign, was widely discussed on Capitol Hill yesterday, and one Repub lican leader expressed belief that Mr. Willkie had made two po litical blunders. The GOP chieftain, who preferred not to be quoted by name, said he did not believe Friday night's speech helped the 1940 GOP presidential nominee with Republican leaders and listed his blunders as: Mr. Willkie’s disparaging remarks about the Antistrike Act and his obvious attack on Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. ‘Southern Democrats’ Bill.’ Noting that Mr. Willkie dubbed the Smith-Connally measure “the Southern Democrats" bill, the Re publican leader pointed out that it had been passed with the aid of a large number of Republican votes, adding that the bill had large pop ular support throughout the country. The attack on Gov. Dewey was seen in Mr. Willkie's declaration of opposition to “exclusive offensive and defensive alliances between any two of the principal allies." Gov. Dewey, in an interview at Mac kinac Island last month, said he approved a “defensive alliance be tween the United States and Great Britain." “Why go out of his way to assail Tom Dewey—even though he did not use his name?" the Republican leader said. “Gov. Dewey will have a great deal to say about the Re publican delegation to the party's national convention next year.” This same leader praised Mr. Willkie's attacks on the Roosevelt administration and his strong declaration for international co-op eration after the war. Democratic Reaction. Democrats who commented on the speech said he had taken a coura geous position on future foreign policy. They added that apparently the potential 1944 presidential candi date had stolen a good many Demo cratic ideas, both on foreign and domestic policy. The Democrats, they said, are traditionally favorable to interna tional co-operation to maintain world peace. Further, they insisted, the Democrats had taken the lead in social security, improved position for labor, and the breakdown of international trade barriers. Mr. Willkie in his speech, they added, approved all three. If there was any doubt, however, that Mr. Willkie still occupies an extremely important position in the Republican Party, the wide interest which his St. Louis address evoked in the National Capital, as well as in other parts of the country, should set that doubt at rest. Many Republicans do not want him renominated, but so far they have not trotted out any .other can didate who appeals to the imagina tion of the people or w’ho has any nationwide support. Gov. Dewey, who might challenge Mr. Willkie in the race for the presidential nomination and defeat him. has declared he is not a can didate. Gov. Bricker of Ohio has made little progress toward national support. Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur, whose name has been brought forward re peatedly by some of his admirers as a presidential possibility, is giving his whole attention to fighting the (See WILLKIE, PageXT6j Nazis Reported Rushing Men to Spanish Frontier By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Oct. 16. — The newspaper Social Demokraten re ported from Switzerland today that German troops In France had been reinforced along the Spanish fron tier. Long caravans of German war materiel were reported moving to ward Nazi garrisons on the border, which previously had been held with a light guard. Small naval boats intensified the patrol of Span ish approaches to the Bay of Biscay off Western France. Sforza, Now in Algiers, Silent on His Mission *y the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al giers, Oct. 16.—Count Carlo Sforza, former Italian Foreign Minister, arrived today en route to Italy for conferences with the Badoglio gov ernment. The leader of the Free Italian movement said he had nothing to add to previous statements until he had visited the Italian mainland. A More Plane Plants face House Inquiry In Brewster Probe Subcommittee Asks WPB for Secret Production Report By the Associated Press. A House Naval Affairs Sub committee has called quietly for a confidential War Production Board report on plane produc tion, with a strong possibility that it may widen a current in vestigation into Brewster Aero nautical Corp. affairs to cover other plants. The move came as a direct re sult of a claim by Brewster officials that their production, while ad mittedly far behind Navy schedules, is not at the bottom of a WPB list of plane producers. "If there are other plane manu facturers with records as scandalous as that at Brewster,” Representative Maas of Minnesota, the committee’s ranking Republican member, told his colleagues, "then let's find out who they are and what can be done to correct the situation.” As a result. Robert Kline, the com mittee's chief counsel, has asked the Navy to provide a copy of the WPB list, together with a detailed analysis of the factors taken into considera tion in measuring a plant's produc tion efficiency. Meanwhile, it was learned yester day that James Work.-former presi dent of Brewster, has asked for an opportunity to present his side of the story to the committee, and he will be called in Wednesday. Naval officials have testified that "concessions'' granted by Mr. Work to the United Automobile Workers CIO local at Brewster in return for keeping down wages had contribut to inefficiency and low production at the company's plants at Johns ville. Pa.; Long Island City and Newark. The committee plans to call two other past presidents of the com pany as W'ell as the newly named incumbent, Henry J. Kaiser, and later will summon Tom De Lorenzo, head of the local union, before rec ommending continuance or cancel lation of the Navy's contracts. Wallace Will Speak In Dallas Wednesday By the Associated Press. Vice President Wallace will deliver “a major address” before civic and labor groups at Dallas Wednesday night. His office staff, announcing that yesterday, said it would be the fourth in a series of speeches (others have been in New York, Detroit and Chicago) and would be of especial interest to oil men and farmers. Food Ship Reaches India NEW DELHI, Oct. 16 (/P).—'The first ship carrying foodvgrains from abroad already is unloading at an Indian port and a second ship is expected to arrive soon to alleviate the famine in Bengal. Notre Dame, Army, Navy, Penn, U. S. C. Keep Clean Slates The Nation’s top ranking football teams continued to set a fast pace yesterday, with Notre Dame, Army, Navy, Penn, Purdue and Southern California all keeping their slates clean. Navy was the only one to be extended, scoring in the first and last periods in beating Penn State, 14-6. All the others enjoyed wide margins. Duke, nosed out by Navy lgst week, 14-13, showed its supremacy in Dixie by defeating North Caro lina, 14-7. Little College of Pa cific, coached by 81-year-old Alonzo Stagg, scored the day’s big upset by <• defeating Del Monte Preflight, 16 to 7. De tails on sports pages. Army and Navy Men Healthier Than Civilians, Survey Shows OWI Report Cites Steadily Declining Disease Incidences in Services By JAMES Y. NEWTON. The families of the millions in the armed forces were assured last night that America not only has the healthiest Army and Navy in history, but that service men and women probably are freer from disease than they would be at home. In a report on health of soldiers and sailors, the Office of War Infor mation described the careful medi cal attention given members of the armed forces as tantamount to an other secret weapon for the Nation. The incidences of various diseases among the forces abroad and at home were reported in detail. OWI concluded that our men are given far better care and, consequently, are in far better health than the ■ forces of either Germany or Japan. Disease incidence in 1942 was lower than in the preceding year and continues good in 1943. An av erage of a little more than 3 per cent of Army personnel in this country was off duty because of sick ness or non-battle injuries at any given time during 1942. For the men overseas, the rate was slightly lower, even including battle casual ties. The Navy’s ’’non-effective’’ rate was approximately 2 per cent, another record low. Manpower officials have said the rate of absenteeism among war workers in this country because of Sickness is approximately 6 per cent. While there have been flare-ups of disease in the armed forces in the i tSee HEALTH, Page A-57) Gifts to War Fund Reach $903,915.40, 18 Per Cent of Quota Metropolitan Divisions To Begin Canvassing Wednesday Morning Contributions totaling $903, 915.40—about 18 per cent of the quota—were announced by the Community War Fund head quarters as the drive for $4,800. 000 swung into its third week today. Two more fronts will be added to the fund's coverage of the city this week as British missions organize workers tomorrow and the Metro politan Division starts its house-to house canvassing Wednesday morn ing. * Biggest rally of the drive will be held for thousands of War Depart ment employes in the Pentagon Courtyard tomorrow afternoon under auspices of the Government Division. Chief speakers will be Secretary of War Stimson and Edgar Bergen, radio comedian. Meanwhile, the Government Divi sion workers will meet at noon to morrow and the Advance Gifts and Business and Finance divisions will meet Tuesday to report contributions collected since last night. Of the total reported so far, the Govern ment Division has collected $525, 620.58: advance gifts, $222,737.39. and business and finance, $155,557.43. 1,100 Hear Lippmana Among the house-to-house can vassers starting work Wednesday will be the 1,100 who attended the largest luncheon of the drive yester day to hear Walter Lippmann, col umnist, and Lt. Comdr. Mildred McAfee of the WAVES, praise the aims of the fund. Comdr. McAfee asked the over flow crowd to stand for a moment in tribute to the servicemen who are receiving benefits from the Community War Fund in 2,500 United Service Organization Clubs all over the world. Mrs. Dwight Eisenhower, wife of the Allied com (See WAR FUND, Page A-167) OPA Denies Charge Of 'Sif-Down Strike' On New Price Rules Group Blocks Policies It Opposes, Institute of Food Distribution Says £y the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Aug. 16.—An swering a charge of holding up new pricing regulations, the OPA denied tonight that it was hav ing “a sit-down strike” and de clared its “work is being carried out in as expeditious a way as we feel consistent with a thor ough job.” Earlier the American Institute of Food Distribution asserted that a group within the OPA, “in a deli berate effort to block policies with which they do not agree.” was hold ing up “even simple amendments” for a minimum of three weeks. For merly, the institute said, even com plex regulations “went through the mill in three to six days.” James F. Brownlee, deputy ad ministrator for price, and Jean F. Carroll, director of the food price division of the national OPA, today issued the following statement in reply: "There is no sit-down strike within OPA. either as it affects food price regulations or any other price regulations. The OPA is conducting its business in an orderly fashion. With the limited personnel and the large volume of regulations which must be handled, the work is being carried out in as expeditious a way as we feel is consistent with a thorough job on the part of the price deaprtment and the legal staff.” The institute said the situation it reported was a result of conflict between price control laws and Pres ident Roosevelt’s hold-the-line order. Explaining its contention the in stitute said: “The hold-the-line order freezes prices at last September’s level, re gardless of any relationships which may have been out of line at that time- Yet the price act passed by (See OPA~ Page A-9.> Eight Missing as Blimps Collide In Fog Off New Jersey Coast By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 16.—Two Navy blimps collided in midair in a dense fog off the New Jersey coast today and eight officers and men are missing, the Lakehurst (N. J.) Naval Air Station announced through the Fourth Naval District public relations office here. One of the lighter-than-air ships crashed into the ocean and the other returned to Lakehurst “with insignificant damage and no loss of life or injury to personnel,” the an nouncement said. Only one member of the crew of the second ship was saved. The Navy Identified him as Harley Charles Hunter, 23. aviation ma chinist's mate second class, of Ya colt, Wash. Names of the missing were withheld pending notification of the next of kin. The Navy said it was the second instance in naval lighter-than-air history in which airships have col lided, the other occurring June 8, 1942, “when two small training blimps were engaged in a secret experimental mission at sea at night.” The collision occurred at 10 a.m. off Barnegat Inlet. Both ships were of the patrol type, 250 feet long The ship which crashed was on a (See BLIMPS, Page A-8.) Pay Increase Likely, Lewis Tells Miners Southern Strikers Urged to Resume Work Tomorrow By the Associated Press. John L. Lewis, asking striking coal miners to go back to work, told them yesterday he believed the War Labor Board would ap prove this week an industry wide contract lengthening the working day and boosting av erage earnings approximately $1.75 a day. In telegrams sent to locals in Alabama and Indiana, the United Mine Workers' president declared this was his "considered personal judgment’’ as to the board s prob able action. He urged the 25.000 miners idle in the two States to go oack to work tomorrow. Steel and iron production in Birmingham was reported last night to have dropped to its lowest rate since the Pearl Harbor attack. Seven blast furnaces and five open hearths were ordered banked because of the fuel shortage, thus reducng iron production in the area to 60 per cent of capacity and reducing steel out put to 70 per cent. Only three major mines were operating in Ala bama yesterday. John J. Hanratty, UMW rep resentative in Birmingham said he feels "sure'’ the miners will return to work tomorrow. Strikes Unauthorized. WLB called on Mr. Lewis Friday night to ask the striking coal min ers to return to work, and followed up yesterday by sending orders to the miners to ' return to work forth with.” The UMW had not authorized the strikes which followed the Gov ernment's return of the mines to the owners. Some miners called the walkouts a protest against work ing for private owners without a contract. Approximately 22,000 were out in Alabama, resulting in the closing of seven blast and five open hearth furnaces, and approximately 3,500 in Indiana. j In his telegram, Mr. Lewis said ! he had definite assurance that the board would rule on the ‘‘pending contract” this week. This is a ten tative agreement with the Illinois Coal Operators’. Association which calls for revision of the historical method of figuring the miner's time on the basis of time actually spent at the coal seam. Would Meet Original Demands. It would make the work day for underground men 8>u hours, includ ing all time required in traveling from the portal of the mine at the beginning of the shift until the min ers emerge at the end of the shift. The wage rate, now $7 for a seven hour day, would be straight time for the first 40 hours of the week and : time-and-a-half thereafter. It would give an average of $8.75 a day for a five-day week. WLB already has approved concessions 1 amounting to approximately 25 cents a day and the total addi I tional earnings of the miners would be approximately the $2 a day—the original demand of Mr. Lewis' when the negotiations opened last winter. The agreement, if satisfactory to WLB, is contingent on the Office of Price Administration approving in creases ranging from 20 to 40 cents a ton in coal price ceilings. Hurricane Heads North Off New England Coast B> the Associated Press. BOSTON, Oct. 16.—The Boston Weather Bureau announced tonight that a hurricane, "moving rapidly northward," probably would pass the southern New' England coast 150 to 250 miles offshore tomorrow mom i ing. The report said the hurricane was located approximately 220 miles west-northwest of Bermuda at 10 p.m. The bureau issued storm warnings at 11 p.m., calling for i winds of from 50 to 60 miles per I hour a short distance offshore to ■ morrow morning but predicted the j force of the winds would diminish by afternoon. Caution against the winds was | advised and against "dangerously i high tides." Tire warnings were issued in place of the hurricane warning the bu reau promised to issue earlier in the evening in its first broadcast of a ; hurricane alert. Knutson Suggests Barring 'Lecture Tours' in Bombers By the Associated Preset Representative Knutson, Repub lican, of Minnesota, suggested yes terday that the House Appropria tions Committee "prohibit the use of Army bombers for individuals to make lecture tours.” Mr. Knutaon, who told reporters that he was talking about Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt's recent Aus tralian tour, said: "Recently a high-placed person took a trip half way around the world while the farmers out in my neighborhood can't even get gaso line to work their farms. I suggest the Appropriations Committee pro hibit the use of Army bombers for these lecture tours.” Chairman Cannon said he doubted that the committee has authority to write such a restriction into an appropriations act.