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Nazis Held Unlikely
To Free Americans Held at Wiesbaden By HELEN LOMBARD. The American diplomatic and consular officers who were kid naped by the Nazis from Lourdes, France, when the Petain govern ment severed relations with the United States almost a year ago, appear to be facing a prolonged cure in Wiesbaden, Germany. The Berlin government is asking for all kinds of impossible conces sions in exchange for return of these men. According to international law, the American representatives to the Vichy government should if have been exchanged for the f French diplomats who are now re- ii siding in Hershey, Pa. Play for Higher Stakes. The Nazis, however, think that J the Americans they hold can be ! played against higher stakes than ! former Ambassador Gaston Henry- 1 Haye and the few remaining mem- • bers of his staff. As far as the German Foreign I Office is concerned, the French i diplomats caught in the United! States can remain here for the | duration. The Nazis are asking as a quid ; pro quo the return of the German!! officials captured by the American ! forces which entered North Africa ! and also some of the high-ranking j officers taken in the battle for Tu nisia. ' There appears to be little hope \ for release of the Americans held •! at Wiesbaden. Their lot, however, !;. is less gloomy than it was feared i when they were first taken from f France into Germany. Get Special Rations. They have been given special ra tion cards similar to those accorded to neutral diplomats in the Reich and are allowed to receive parcels of "extras” from the United States. One of the best hotels in the famous German spa serves as a lodging house and the Americans can play golf and tennis and wan der unescorted through the town. E They know, however, they are care fully watched by the Gestapo and are careful not to have lengthy conversations with the shopkeepers or the residents of Wiesbaden. A physician is at the disposal of the American party, and due to f the shortatge of certain medicines in thp Reich some prescriptions have to be filled in the United States. Though the American diplomats kept in forced residence at the Ger man thermal station are far hap pier than those caught in Japan, they naturally are eager to get home. The Swiss government is making every effort to effect the exchange, but the chances of suc cess are slim. by th« B«!l SyndieMb) Hundreds of Wounded Get Free Legal Advice Hundreds of wounded soldiers have been helped on the road to S recovery by free legal advice to solve the problems troubling them, hospital medical officers have re ported to the War Department. The free legal advice program, sponsored by the War Department and the American Bar Association, provides for officers of the Judge Advocate General's office to carry on the work in co-operation with volunteer civilian lawyers desig nated by their State bar association committee on war work. The War Department cited let- | ters from medical officers at Army j general hospitals to indicate the j success of the program, which has been going on since March. Soldiers not only get peace of mind when their legal problems are ! settled, the Army doctors reported, j but the program has deterred some ! of them from going AWOL. Soldier problems include payment I of debts incurred before service, | taxes, garnishments, attachments j and foreclosures, transfers of funds j from foreign banks, naturalization,! the making of wills and arrange ments for powers of attorney. Dr. Gsovski to Preside At Roman Law Seminar Dr. Vladimir Gsovski, assistant in : the new law division of the Library j of Congress, will preside at 8 p.m. • Thursday at the first meeting of the Riccobono Seminar of Roman Law in America in the law library ; of Catholic University. Dr. Stephen G. Kuttner of the faculty will speak on "The Knowledge of Roman Law in the Medieval Church.” ANTI-NOISE ' EAR STOPPLES Beg. U. S. Pal. OH. P Simple, easy, Inexpensive way fa shut out sleep-disturbing noises. f. Amazing aid to peaceful, relaxing slumber, night or day. 2- Flents shut out radio, street and other disturbing noises. I. Soft balls of wax and cotton. 4. Simple — merely place in each ear.' 5. Safe —doctors recommend them. 6. Better than habit-forming drugs. 7. Ideal for swimming, too! ON THE MARKET SINCE 1927 Attention WAR PLANT Managers! FLENTS Anti-Noise Ear Stopples are being distributed by many of the country's largest industrial plants to employees working in noisy surroundings. 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