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Moderately warm this afternoon, cooler tonight. Temperatures today—Highest, 69. at 1:30 p.m.: lowest, 50, at 7:55 a.m. Yes terday—Highest, 69, at 4:55 p.m.; low est, 40, at 6:58 a.m. Full report on page A-16. —..± I Lote New York Morkets, Page A-17. Guide for Readers Page. Amusements .. B-28 Comics _B-26-27 Editorials _ A-8 Edit'l Articles...A-9 Finance A-16-17 Lost and Found A-3 Page. Obituary.A-10 Radio ..B-27 Society...B-3 Sports-A-14-15 Where to Go __A-18 Woman's Page B-20 An Associated Press Newjpaper 91st YEAR. No. 36,332. iWASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1943—FORTY-SIX PAGES. *** Washington TTTT?TrTi’ f'TT"Vrr'Q EHsewhere and Suburbs L-iti-Slb. FTVE CENT8 5th Army Drives Ahead 10 Miles, Seizing Important Road Junction; Fierce Counterattacks Beaten Off Enemy Prevented From Setting Up New Positions Bj th« Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al giers, Oct. 22,—Pursuing the re treating Germans too closely to permit them to establish new defense positions, American troops of the 5th Army captured the important road junction town of Alife in a 10-mile ad-! vance and beat off a furious; German counterattack, Gen, Dwight D. Eisenhower's head quarters said today. The town of Piedimonte d'Alife near Alife also fell before the Amer-: Iran assault while on the 5th Army's| left flank British troops beat off a massive German attack aimed at! Cancello on the north bank of the ! Volturno River eight miles in from the sea. The violent German counterattacks both at Alife and Cancello obvi ously were designed to disrupt Al lied plans for close pursuit of their foe and to give the Germans more time to withdraw their major forces to their new Mondragone-Mount Massico-Venafro line. But the Germans found Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's 5th Army troops: ready and waiting. Thrust Toward Venafro. With the capture of Alife, the1 Americans were in position to con-! tinue the thrust along both banks! of the Volturno toward Venafro,! 18 airline miles to the northwest,! w'here the Germans are fortifying j their mountain line overlooking the> roads to Rome. Meanwhile, Gen. Sir Bernard L, I Montgomery's 8th Army of British. Canadians and Indians consolidated | their positions in the eastern sectors! of the transpeninsula line and sent! patrols thrusting into enemy terri tory. These met with what was officially termed “varying resist ance.'’ The air war was raised to a sud denly-increased tempo and a total of 16 enemy planes were knocked I down in air combats. One Allied i plane was lost. I Kaliway Bridge Attacked. Marshal Albert Kesselring's bat- ■ tered air force sent out 15 fighters ]; to battle B-26 Marauders which at- I • tacked the railway bridge at Acqua-! pendente. 55 miles north of Rome.1. -— Plasma Needed Plasma is needed overseas. 1 Your blood may save a life. Telephone Red Cross Donor Center, District 3300. for an appointment. ——_________ A Lightning escort promptly shot! down six of the enemy. Hitting at the coastal line of com- j munications north of Rome, Mitch- j ells also attacked the rail bridge at j Orbetello, 75 miles northwest of the| capital, while Flying Fortresses 11 smashed at two bridges near Santa i di Albinia, 6 miles to the north, and; Marauders bombed the bridge at • See ITALY. Page A-16.) U. S. and Jap Planes Battle West of Attu I Patrol Encounters Bomber 1 Near Komandorskis r Sy the Associated Press. A brief engagement between a. big], naval patrol bomber and a Japanese i bombing plane off the Komandorski] Islands in the North Pacific was re- j ported by the Navy today. |] The Navy Catanna patrol plane. the Navy said, engaged a Japanese Mitsubishi medium l umber yester-' day afternoon 135 miles westnorth-; west of Attu Island. j: That location would put the en- j gagement southwest of the Koman- j dorskis, which are Russian ir.ands 190 miles from Attu. 1 Both planes scored hits, but neither was shot down in the short engage ment. The Navy added that the patrol bomber suffered no casualties to personnel and no material damage in the brief engagement. The area of the air fight ic near | that in which a surface action was fought with Japanese warships last March when an American naval force engaged two heavy Japanese cruisers, tw'o light cruiser*, six de stroyers and two transports. In that battle, fought at long range for three and a half hours, the two Japanese heavy cruisers and one of the entmy light cruisers were damaged. Minor) damage was sustained by the United ! States vessels. President Has Slight Cold And Is Confined to Room President Roosevelt is confined to his room with a “slight head cold and a few aches in his body.” Stephen T. Early, White House sec retary. announced this morning. The Chief Executive has no fever, however. Mr. Early said that when Rear Ad miral Ross T. Mclntire, the Presi dent's personal physician, made his customary call on the Chief Execu tive this morning he found him ail ing. He ordered Mr. Roosevelt to stay in his room as a precautionary measure. The President said he had felt this condition coming on for several days. »-—— — -- I. — -— Nazis Say Badoglio Planned To Kidnap Hitler, Mussolini Claim Alleged Plot Was Uncovered By Capture of Allied Documents By the Associated Press. LONDON, Oct. 22.—The German high command today published de tails of an alleged plan by Marshal Badoglio to kidnap Hitler as well as Mussolini. The plan was said to have been discovered among cap tured military documents. The announcement was marie by Berlin radio in a broadcast by DNB. Nazi news agency. It was recorded by Reuters. Tire kidnap plot story said ‘ docu ments" supplied by the German high command to the Voelkischer Beobachter, chief Nazi party news paper, revealed the plot in which King Victor Emmanuel as well as Badoglio planned to deliver both Hitler and Mussolini to the Allies. "Badoglio requested the Italian military attache in Berlin to call on the Fuehrer at his headquarters and ask him in the name of the King to come to Italy to discuss, with the King and Badoglio, gov ernment measures to intensify re sistance against the common en emy,” DNB said, quoting these 'documents.'’ “The invitation was refused cool ly. It came at a time when the handing over of the Duce was de cided and sealed.” "Today it is known,” DNB con tinued, "that the King and Bado glio arranged with the enemy to place into his hands the Fuehrer as well as the Duce.” Badoglio and the King “were wrong to believe that their base du plicity had remained hidden from the German command,” DNB con cluded in the wireless transmission for use of newspapers in Germany. U. S. Marauders Blast German Air Base in France in Daylight Attack Quickly Follows RAF Mosquito Raid On Western Reich BULLETIN. LONDON <A*).—A few hours after United States Marauders returned from blasting a Nazi air base in France, an hour long procession of Allied bombers headed across the Channel, indicating a new spurt in the around-the-clock attack schedule. Several types of fighters accompanied the bombers. !s the Associated Press. LONDON, Oct. 22.—American Marauder bombers, supported by Vllied fighters, raided the Nazi lir base at Evreux-Fauville, France, today as a quick daylight ;ollow-up to raids on Western 3ermany last night by RAF Mosquitos. While the Allies thus kept their lav-night offensive rolling against Germany and occupied territories, 'fazi raiders made hit-run attacks >n London for the sixth successive light, causing some casualties and iamage. ->o ngiuors Encountered. The Marauders, on their fourth pperation of the month following a wo-week lull because of bad weather, 'ncountered not a single enemy ighter and made the raid on the lirport 45 miles west of Paris with >ut loss, it was announced. Today's blow at Evreux-Fauville tinted a resumption of the extensive Ulied aerial campaign against the Nazis’ northwestern air bases which pas ranged from Nantes on around the Channel coasts of the German porder. About 50 fields have been bombed md rebombed in about 100 attacks iuring the last two months in the ampaign to whittle down Germany’s ighter forces and permit unimpeded, arge-scale bomber attacks. Details concerning the RAF oper itions were not immediately dis posed, the Air Ministry limiting it elf to the terse announcement that 'Mosquitos of the Bomber Com nand without loss attacked objec ives in Western Germany.'1 Few Nazi Planes Reach London. There was no indication of any ictivity by British heavy bombers, vhich the previous night had staged i smashing attack on Leipzig. Only a few—perhaps two or three —of the small formations of enemy •aiders which crossed the English southeast coast actually penetrated :o the London area, however. The pthers presumably were scared off. Tire German planes dropped flares pver several sections of the city, but pombs fell only in outlying districts. As in other recent raids on -.ondon, last night’s presumably was or propaganda purposes—staged to poost morale on the German home :ront. Highly colored accounts of hese raids are reported to be ap pearing in German newspapers graphically describing the vast imoum of damage allegedly done. The speed of the planes which the Sermans have been using in these it tacks, picked up by the search ights as they cross the city, has peen the subject of some comment aere, how'ever. The Daily Telegraph said it is believed they are ME-410S —very fast twin-engined monoplanes Jesignea primarily as night fighters tnd fighter-bombers. "This machine obviously flies about 100 miles per hour, with a top speed pf possibly 400 miles per hour," the felegraph said. St. Louis Capitalist Fatally Hurt in Fall B> the Associated Press. ST. LOUIS. Oct. 22.—Clarence H. Howard, jr., 44, St. Louis capitalist, died today of a double fracture of the skull several hours after he was found injured in an alley outside Moolah Temple. He apparently fell 15 feet from a loading door while helping prepare the temple’s stage for a Masonic ceremony. Mr. Howard, director of the Gen eral Steel Castings Co., was the son of the late Clarence M. How ard. sr„ steel magnate, from whom he inherited several million dollars. Imperiled Japanese Fighting to Reach New Guinea Coast Enemy Nof Attempting To Take Finschhafen, Allied Spokesman Says By the Associated Pres*. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, Oct. 22. —Imperilled by Australian forces on two sides, Japanese soldiers in the jungle northwest of Finschhafen are battling sav agely in an attempt to reach the New Guinea coast, an Allied spokesman said today. These Japanese presently are not trying to recapture Finschhafen. the spokesman explained, although their objective on the coast is only a few miles north of that air base. Australians of the 9th Division, experienced in battles both in North Africa and on New Guinea, have thrown back frontal attacks, but the Japanese have achieved some progress by night infiltrations of small patrols. Fighting Near Katika. The latest fighting reported was in the vicinity of the enemy-oc cupied village of Katika. iThe dispatch said the Japa nese were ‘'attempting to save forces by making contact with the shoreline,” but did not elabo rate. Should these troops have in mind a flight from there, ap parently they either would have to risk Allied air attacks by tak ing barges to New Britain or to Madang on up the New Guinea coast. Flight by land along the coast to Madang might offer another possibility.) Headquarters advices today told of a six-hour harassing raid in the darkness Wednesday on Allied posi tions around Finschhafen by 30 Japanese planes. Some damage and casualties were acknowledged. Five Japanese planes were shot down in a smaller raid Monday. Today's communique reported widespread Allied aerial action. At tack planes and divebombers hit the enemy north of Finschhafen. Mitchell bombers attacked com munications ahead of Australians moving up the Ramu Valley against Madang. Float Planes Downed. At Wewak, Thunderbolts shot down six enemy float planes as they took off. Col. Neal E. Kearby of San Antonio and Dallas. Tex., ran his total to 12 by downing two of them. A single Liberator wrecked 17 barges at the western tip of New Britain and later fought off 22 enemy planes, downing three for certain, probably bagging two more and damaging another three. Corsairs of the South Pacific Air Force raided the big enemy airdrome of Kahili on Bougainville Monday and rang up an eight-to-one score In a fight with 20 enemy interceotors. On the same day, Dauntless, Hellcat and Airacobra groups attacked enemy bivouac areas on ChoiseuI Island. Munich Anti-Nazi Feeling Reported increasing By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Oct. 22.—A Swedish traveler who has just completed a trip through Germany said today that strong reaction is piling up against Naziism and Prussian mili tarism in Munich, birthplace of Na tional Socialism, fed by a desire for postwar separation from Prussia. He pictured Munich as desiring in clusion in a Danubian federation or some other group which will separate them from Prussia. Anti-Nazi feeling at Munich has been strengthened by “action against Catholics and the closing of con vents,” he added. He gave the Stockholm newspaper Dagens Nyheter this further picture of the situation: “All the people of Munich hope to gain their freedom from Prussia. Nazi subordinates in Munich are aware of this feeling, but are afraid to report the trend to Hitler and Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himmler for fear they will lose their jobs. So they furnish false reports on the conditions in order to hide the irue situation." 500,000 Nazis Face Trap in Bold Red Drive Stalingrad Veterans Battle in Crimea And Dnieper Bend B.v the Associated Tress. | LONDON, Oct. 22—The Red ! Army threw tested veterans of | the battle of Stalingrad Into its bold drive to isolate some half a j million Germans in the Crimea 'and the Dnieper bend today. A Reuters dispatch placed the Russian vanguards only 18 miles from Krivoi Rog, iron ore city in the bend. The Germans themselves ac knowledged in their daily com munique that Soviet attacks are boiling over into additional sectors, adding these assaults were partic ularly strong north of the Sea of Azov. A Russian landing effort on the east coast of the Crimea also was reported in the German com munique. which said the attempt i was made with weak forces yester day and was repelled. The Reuters dispatch reporting the new advance toward Krivoi Rog said “the German air force no longer has enough fighter planes to prevent the attacks of the Soviet air force.” Reds Gain At Melitopol. At Melitopol the Red Army gained more ground and now commands three-quarters of the city's area. The Germans consider Melitopol the key to the Crimea and are fight ing desperately for it and flinging reinforcements into the struggle. A dispatch to the Russian news paper Izvestia said Melitopol was ablaze and the beautiful orchard country around it ruined by the ma chines of war. A Moscow broadcast depicted German resistance at Melitopol as "showing signs of giving way after well over a week of battle.” German positions north of Krivoi Rog have lo6t all semblance of a line and the Nazis are fighting hastily improvised actions from first one point and then another, dis patches asserted. German broadcasts said German naval forces were bombarding Soviet positions on the north coast of the Sea. of Azov in an effort to halt the squeeze offensive toward the throat of the Crimea. The Swiss radio reported that Dnepropetrovsk at the Dnieper bend was now completely encircled by Russian forces. 1 hreatencd With Entrapment. According to the best information available in London two German aimies in the Melitopol area and the Crimea were threatened with en trapment. These were the reconsti tuted 6th Army, destroyed at Stalin grad, which was now believed fight ing in the Melitopol area north of the Sea of Azov, and the 17th Arm\ which once garrisoned the Kuban Peninsula in the Caucasus but which now nas been withdrawn into the Crimea and farther north. Between the Pinsk Marshes and the Sea of Azov the Germans wore said to have between 70 and 90 divi sions. Besides the 6th and 17th Armies, the Germans also were believed to have an SS armored corps some where between the Pinsk Marshes and the Sea of Azov. In this are the Gross Deutschland, Todtenkopf and Reich Divisions which comprised the main striking force in the unsuc cessful counterattack at Kharkov last spring. The battle of Melitopol, last major ; German stronghold east of the | Lower Dnieper River, the capture of which would make untenable the position of some 500.000 Nazi troops crowded into the Dnieper Bend, raged toward a climax, wdth the (See RUSSIA, Page A-3.) HENRY A CERTAINLY jA \ POES GET f ft (^AROUND*/ ml ^ V Solicitors Redouble Efforts for Pledges In War Fund Drive Jennings Hopes to Reach Goal by End of Month; 47% of Quota Raised Solicitors for the Community War Fund doubled their efforts today as Coleman Jennings, cam paign chairman, begged them to collect the remaining 53 per cent of the $4,800,000 goal in the nine days before the end of this month. Total collected so far is $2,254,232.94 — 47 per cent of quota. "We have been at it three weeks,” Mr. Jennings declared. "We are taking too long to collect these funds.” He and Herbert L. Willett, jr, executive director of the campaign, have promised from its beginning to close the campaign as soon as everyone in the city had been so licited. Aid to prisoners of war. United Nations Relief, United Serv i ice Organizations and the local Community Chest are included in , the drive. Hope to Avoid Check-backs. “We hope to avoid asking the same people to give more,” Mr. Wil lett said. "W’e want to cover the city thoroughly and then stop.” The present total was announced yesterday at the first general re port luncheon at the United States Chamber of Commerce. Solicitors from all four divisions heard stern words from a marine veteran of Guadalcanal who has won the Silver Star, a President's Citation and , numerous campaign ribbons during action of a year and a half in the ; Pacific area. “The batting average of the boys in the Pacific is all right,” Corpl. Rodney Piper. U. S. M. C.. declared. "How's yours? If you don't get the money here, we can’t have USO clubs out there." He said that boys in the field would not dare fall down on an assignment "like some of the people here at home do.” “It would be a heck of a mess iSee'WAR FUND7Page~A-3.) Renegotiation Official Upholds Price Motive By the Associated Press. RYE, N. Y„ Oct. 22.—'"Those of us engaged in the renegotiation of war contracts believe in the profit motive as an essential part of pri vate enterprise." Maurice Hirsch. vice chairman of the War Depart ment Price Adjustment Board, said yesterday. Mr. Hirsch told the 21st annual convention of the American Institute of Steel Construction that renegotia tion of war contracts essentially was a price-fixing function. NOTICE TO READERS AND ADVERTISERS Further reduction in the supply of newsprint paper in Canada and in the United States and consequent orders of the War Production Board limiting the use of paper by Amer ican newspapers, make necessary further reduction in the size of The Star. All advertisers are requested to reduce their advertising by 10 per cent compared with their lineage used in the fourth quarter of 1942. In order to comply strictly, in letter and spirit, with neces sary governmental regulations, The Star has reduced the size of both the evening and Sunday paper, limiting the size of The Evening Star to an average of 38 pages daily with a maxi mum of 48 pages on any one day. Although the circulation has been limited in certain localities, and other restrictions have been effected, there has been an increase of between 20,000 and 25.000 daily and Sunday in circulation of The Star since the prewar period of 1941, on which WPB regulations for the consumption of paper are based. Notwithstanding this increase in circulation The Star will reduce its consumption of paper during October to 91% of that used in 1941 and further reductions may be necessary during November and December. The Star regrets the necessity of limiting the amount of advertising in order that full coverage of the news and fea tures may be maintained. It appreciates the understanding and co-operation of its readers and advertisers. Helen Dettweiler to Pilot Forts' For Army's Ferry Command D. C. Golf Champion StartsTraining Course In Class of 17 Women Prom golf champion to pilot of a Flying Fortress is the transition achieved by Helen Dettweiler. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Dettweiler, 5517 Grove street. Chevy Chase, Md., within the space of nine months. With 16 other women. Miss Dett weiler, 28. reported at Columbus. Ohio, this week to plunge into an intensive nine-week training pro gram that will include everything from piloting heavy bombers to fix ing a sparkplug. Previously Miss Dettweiler spent six months in flight instruction at Sweetwater, Tex. The 17, members of the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots 'WASPS' are civilian employes of the Army and will handle the big ships for the Army's Ferry Command. A native of Washington, Miss Dettweiler was graduated from Trinity College here, and won her wings as an Army Ferry Command HELEN DETTWEILER. pilot at Avenger Field, at Sweet water. about six weeks ago. “Winning a golf championship,’ <See DETTWEILER. Pace A-ifi Neighbor Testifies To Seeing Light in De Marigny Bedroom Crown Strikes Blow at Defendant's Statement He Was Asleep at Time Ey the Associated Press. NASSAU, Bahamas. Oct. 22.— , Blows were aimed today at the i singed hair and fingerprint I testimony against Alfred de Marigny, but the Crown coun | tered with a statement about a light burning in the defendant's I bedroom at the time he said he was asleep on the night Sir Harry Oakes was killed. Howard Lightbourne, nextdoor neighbor to Sir Harry’s son-in-law who is on trial for murder, said he returned home about 12:30 a.m. and noticed that De Marigny's bedroom was lighted. He awakened at 1:45 a.m. and again at 4 a.m., Mr. Lightbourne re lated, and still the light was burn ing. De Marignev had told police he came home and went directly to bed and to sleep after escorting two guests at a dinner party to their cottage near Sir Harry's sumptuous estate. Westbourne. Mr. Lightbourne said he could not swear that the light burned con tinuously from 12:30 until 4. Bacteriologist Testifies. The neighbor took the stand after a bacteriologist and Mrs. Jean Ainslie, wife of an RAP flyer, both called as crown witnesses, had given testimony on cross-examination with which the defense sought to knock down prosecution contentions. Dr. Leonard Huggins, the bac teriologist, told of finding no burned (See OAKES. Page A^16~) Hundreds of Nazis Reported Drowned in Sea-Air Raid By the Associated Press. STOCKHOLM, Oct. 22.—Hundreds of German soldiers were reported last night to have been drowned and from three to nine merchant ships sunk by American planes during the Allied sea-air raid Octo ber 4 in the Bodoe region of Nor way. A Norwegian underground news paper newly received here said Nazi officers described the action as “the greatest catastrophe ever suffered by German shipping along the Nor wegian coast." Informants said nine craft were believed sunk and an 8,000-ton tanker and two transports were positively accounted for. Two smaller boats were known to have been damaged. Morgenthau at Malta VALLETTA, Malta, Oct. 22 UP).— Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, jr„ has arrived here from a tour of the 5th Army front in Italy. Strict Dog Quarantine Urged by Ruhland In Rabies Epidemic Commissioners Expected To Act at Once to Check Definite' Outbreak A strict quarantine banning unleashed dogs from the street was recommended to the Com missioners this afternoon b> Health Officer George C. Ruh land. Earlier in the day Dr James Cummings, chief of the Health Department's Bureau ol Communicable Diseases, told The Star that “a definite epidemic ol rabies is current in the District.’ Commissioner Guy Mason, tc whom the recommendations were sent, said they probably would be acted on at a meeting of the Com missioners late this afternoon. Dr. Ruhland recommended that no dogs should be allowed in public without being “on a leash and m control of a responsible adult.” The proposed regulations provide that stray dogs be picked up anci immediately destroyed. The sale oi dogs at the pound would be pro hibited ‘‘for the duration of the epidemic.” All dogs in contact with rabid dogs would be destroved 01 kept in quarantine for 90 days. Nc dogs would be brought into the Dis trict without a health certificate from a veterinarian. Would Last Six Months. The regulations would be in effect for six months. Dr. Ruhland recommended the dog pound service be enlarged b> the addition of several trucks with equipment and crews. While the Commissioners ordi narily cannot assign money withoul an act of Congress, they have a confidential fund which can be I used in case of “earthquakes anc pestilence.” Last summer the} used $3,500 of this fund to reim burse the sewer department for the loan of three laborers and one truck to the poundmaster. It was said al the District Building that they-*ia} do this again. In warning that the situation has reached epidemic proportions. Dr Cummings said: "People cannot be too careful. Ever}’ instance of a dog bite should be regarded as a possible infection of a disease that is always fatal.” D- Cummings said that 62 dogs examined at the pound in the past few weeks had been found to be rabid. About 75 persons have been taking Pasteur treatment at Gal linger Hospital, he said, and he es timated that about half that num ber had been given the treatments privately by their physicians. Health officers of Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties. Md. each reported that about 50 per sons were taking the treatments after suffering bites from dogs found to be rabid. The dangerous epidemic among dogs does not seem to have crossed (See RABIES, Page A-6.) Mine Walkouts Spread; Vote on Rail Strike Near Ohio and Kentucky Pits Close; Union Leaders Convene COAL SHORTAGE likely to become more acute, Senate committee is told. Page A-16 The clouds over the coal and railroad industries grew darker today as approximately 5,500 more miners quit work in Ohio and in the Harlan (Ky.) area and the 700 general chairmen of the five operating rail brother hoods arranged to meet at 3 p.m. in Chicago amid indications that action on a strike may be taken. The Harlan walkouts at nine big mines, the first attributed to dis satisfaction over lack of a contract | between the United Mine Workers and the operators, brought to ap proximately 7.700 the number of idle miners in Kentucky. A majority of Alabama's 22.000 union miners also remained away from the pits and 400 others in Western Arkansas still were out. 650 Miners Out in Ohio. Ohio coal miners at the Powhatan Point shaft of the Powhatan Min ing Co. and the Piney Work mine of the Hanna Coal Co. also quit work today. I Tom Starks. United Mine Workers \ organizer, said he had not talked to local union officials at the mines but that individual miners told him they walked out because they had no contract. The Powhatan mine, largest in Ohio, employes 1.050 miners, and 600 are employed at Piney Fork. Robert Hodge, secretary of dis trict 19 of the UMW, said the Ken tucky walkouts -were unauthorized. The representatives of 350.000 op erating railroaders met in Chicago to take action to bring to a head their 10-month fight for higher wages. “'There is no question but what a call for a strike vote will issue from the meeting,” said a union spokesman. Harry Fraser, president of the order of Railway Conductors, said that “'railway workers won't be sat isfied with any more hearings.” Rank and File Back Strike. | David R. Robertson, president of i the Brotherhood of Locomotive firemen and Enginemen, was asked ! the attitude of the union's rank and file. ‘ We have volume and volume* of telegrams from hundreds and hun dreds of the rank and file urging us ■ to Issue a call for a strike,” he re 1 nlieri. A. F. Whitney, president of th# Brotherhood of Railroad Train men, said here yesterday that I he would advise the unions not to accept an emergency board's recom mendation of a wage increase of 4 cents an hour. Mr. Whitney, who represented the brotherhoods at yes terday’s meeting between labor lead ers and President Roosevelt, reit erated the board's recommendation was unsatisfactory. Other union presidents, spokes men said, will join with Mr. Whit ney in rejecting the award, which they have termed an "insult.” Last December the unions asked for a 30 per cent raise with a minimum in crease of $3 a day. The proposed I boost would cost the railroads about $40,000,000 annually an,d would be | retroactive to April 1. 1943. In the event a strike vote is ap ! proved, "We’ll set the date for a strike and let somebody else make a move,” a spokesman said. Other Unions May Follow. Should the brotherhoods decide to take a strike vote, similar action might be authorized by the non operating railroad unions, which have 1.000.000 members. That group has asked for wage boosts of 20 I cents an hour with an hourly mini J mum of 70 cents, the proposed in creases costing about $204,000,000 a year. Meanw hile, the United Mine Work ers went before the War Labor Board today seeking to justify a proposed wage increase of $1.75 a dav in the Illinois fields, which they hoped would set a pattern for a settlement, i throughout the country’, but with j little prospect that this figure will prevail. The UMW accused the Appala chian operators of attempting to "terrify the public” with estimates of increased coal costs of 45 to 60 cents a ton if the proposed Illinois contract is extended. Percy Tetlow, UMW consultant, told the WLB, "This is an old game with the operators. They do it in every wage conference." The operators, Mr. Tetlow said, base their estimates "on their cal culations that a miner's additional day’s earnings on a six-dav week, with payment of overtime rates for all hours exceeding 40. would vield | from $1.70 to $1.83 per day. They ;say nothing about the increased tcn |nage after deducting travel time. [ "Even if the operators only secured ' See LABORTPage a-1(T) Dodecanese Commandos Captured, Berlin Reports j By the Associated Press. I LONDON. Oct. 22.—A Berlin broadcast said today that British forces had made a Commando-like landing on the Dodecanese Island of Kalymnos. between Cos and Leros. in an effort to carry out large-scale demolitions. The broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press, declared the force was captured as soon as it was put ashore. It was described as a reconnaissance detachment carrying quantities of dynamite and other explosives. The British previously had an nounced they had occupied Leros and Cos and there were reports they had gone into several of the other Dodecanese Islands, but the Ger mans now claim to have recaptured Cos.