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Fails to Break Down Detective's Testimony By the Associated Press. NASSAU, Bahamas, Oct. 26 — With an unrelenting cross-examina tion, the defense tried today to break down the testimony of a ralm, deliberate American detective who had outlined to a Bahamas Supreme Court jury key points in the crown's case against Alfred de Marigny, on trial for the murder of Sir Harry Oakes. Associate Counsel W. E. A. Cal lender shouted questions designed to trap Capt. E. W. Melchen of the Miami nolice and cause him to vary from his testimony about the beat ing and burning of the aged mil lionaire in his country estate. West bo'’rne. last July. Unruffled, the stocky officer folded his hands and replied slowly and easily. Defendant Nervous. In the barred prisoner’s dock the defendant nervously picked his teeth with a match. He motioned to re porters that his throat is sore as the result of a cold. Then, grinning, he held up his little right finger—which witnesses say made an impression on a screen in the death room and shook his head ?s though to say: “Don't worry about that." Capt.. Melchen yesterday testified ♦ hat he found burned hairs on De Marigny's hands, arms and face: that the accused man could not pro duce the shirt he told of wearing the night of the slaving and that he told of hatred for Sir Harry, his father in-law. Mr. Callender today directed his questions against previous testimony concerning burns on a bed screen! and the burned bed in which Sir Harry's body was found. Mr. Callender, learning Capt. Melchen had made notes at the time of the investigation, asked crisply: j “Why didn't you bring them?” Heated Exchange. “Because I was advised by the1 honorable attorney, general (Eric Hallinan) I would not be allowed to refer to notes in court,” Capt. Mel chen retorted as spectators tittered1 at the heated exchange. Turning his questioning to the burned bed and a scorched lamp shade. Mr. Callender asked how they were set afire. “Bv a match or torch.” “What kind of torch?" “Any kind, maybe a piece of pa per.” The detective, veteran of hun dreds of murder trials, testified yes terday that the fire could have been raused by an ordinary spray gun con verted into a flame thrower. "Wouldn't you have expected greater burns on the accused if he had been in that room?" asked Mr. Callender. "Not necessarily, if his clothing were burned, although you would: expect burned skin," the detective answered, adding that two or three 1 out of each 10 hairs on De Ma ligny's forearm were burned. Chief Ju.flice Sir Oscar Bedford, Daly, the presiding judge, showed• a deep in;errst in Capt. Melchen’s! story yesterday, and at one point practically took over the question ing. Judge Questions Witness. Sir Oscar asked repeated ques tions about til? marks of flames in Sir Harry's room and in the hall way, He suggested that experi ments be conducted before the jury; "so they would understand" the Crown's theory that the fire swept : Sir Harry's room like an explosion. Capt. Melchen said he was un able to explain how the fire started.! He declared it was possible, how ever, that, an inflammable liquid; was thrown over the body and the bed. and that it was ignited by the’, flayer in two separate places. During his cross-examination ofi Capt. Melchen Defense Attorney Godfrey S. Hites produced a towel previously identified as one used by Harold G. Christie to wipe Sir Harry's fam in an effort to revive him when he discovered the body. Mr. Higgs asked the detective if - LOST. Bill fold (ontaiirn* cuncnc'. c aas ration book, personal papers Finder keep currency. rn:u:n billfold and other eon F Aifihrunc. 1 I'.’n l*ith st. :i w. BILLFOLD, bh.ck Griffith Stadium, con taining inonev. driving pernii’. gas coupon ; B book, draft reparation and valuable papers; reward. John R. Hodge.-. •:*(»:> Eri 'st.se • BRACELET, gold In k A sones, lost in or around the St,., Door Canteen Monday evening Of -entimm'al value. Call CO. ?1 <».■'. Reward. BRACELET. Army insignia. gold and amethyst links; kerps.tke Finder please call WO *.♦»11» after *. pm Reward CALI BAG. black: with key case, gas ra tion A book-. M0 In cash. Finder please call EX s ‘ C ALICO.'' child's black and while cocker fpanic! is lost, neighborhood Newark and • >41h st Reward. OR II n-l CHANGE f’CRSF . containing >•_’ 1 cash and tokens and 1 nickel. Reward. Hamilton • nw RA. CLASS RING. IIo'.v Cross Acadrinv. i;M*h wnh initials “A. M. M '' engraved on in side. lost Or. in McReynold s Phai. If found plea-e notify M's.s Am: Mirike. 1 Conn a v WO o:w: R-wa’d roc KI R SPANIEL, red. mrle. vie Fdison and No Ihh • . Arlington, name "Bo" license No 1 ; Reward. GL S4.M1 in, KIR sr'MI.i PUPPY, black, nufsins from oii41 Macomb st. n.w. since Satur <iav OR miflx J>OUBI.e string cultured pearls, diamond clasp. Sunday p.m . Oct, 'M. from Bur ltPston Hotel to Trans-Lux Theater via ; 3 4th st. Reward. DI. 88:.'7. Ext. 7i'J. tli,1 EARRING. 1: srolci. set with emeralds and rhinestone: lost Sat. nieht. vie. Mayflower; Hotel or in taxi to Union Sta.: liberal! reward. Call CO. 7t*56. or return to 7844 Corn, avp EYEGLASSES, lady's, harleauin: lost Sat.' morning. Oct 23. Reward. MI. 34!** EYEGLASSES, lost Monday. Oc: 25. 22nd and M ms. n.w Reward DI 49(>0. EYEGLASSES. sheii-r:mmed: brown case: In midtown section. Phone DI. 6940. alter 8 r m. Reward. FIR COAT. Hudson seal, in taxicab. Thursday night, the 21st. between 11 and 1 I :•’<) Pm . between Willard Hotel and • ‘•f* '.’5 Davenport st. n.w. Reward. Call OR ’5K) GR \ Y HERRINGBONE ( OAT. left in car that rocked up 3 ladies at 16th and K nr and carried them to the ] on block of D • '. s w. Plea -e buna to Lula Li e. 135 F st. w IDENTIFICATION BRACELET. ro d Nrvv Air Corps; valued for sentiment. Woiniov 4 3.3 1 2; • MINK FIR PIECE, lost Friday. Oct 7. at or near Union Station. Finder phene Si ::;sj ;or liberal reward I’Ot \E BOOK, containing No. , l. 3 and 4 ration books, issued ;o Helen Fisher. !**::♦ M : nw . Apt. S: lost in Diamond taxi Saturday nicht. binder kcei money and return ration books and key- RIL (*l«;:i. j POCKETBOOK. containing ration books, issued to Mrs. Katherine Brewer. 1433 Spring rd. n.w. Reward GE 9388. POCKETBOOK, lady’s, blue turouoisc. at Hechfs. children's dept.; liberal reward. Call EX. 8249. PI KSE. containing diamond wrist watch in j Kressge's. Georgia avc. and Rittcnhouse. Oct 23. Reward RA. 1628. PURSE, black corde. in 2900 block Conn, avc . containing letters, cards, gas ration i tickets, keys. etc. Reward. Phone MI. 7473. RED SETTERS, 2. licenses 19197 and IP] 98. names “Shaun” and Shadow.'' last seen Thurs. afternoon on Conn. ave. above Zoo. Reward. AD 9288 RHINESTONE PIN set with imitation dia monds bird and nest figures: vicinity Am bassador Theater. WI. 0660. • RING, --et with 3 diamonds. If found p]rs»-..- return to Burling'on Hotel news stand Reward 27* STEAMER RUG. heavy, dark blur, reverse side niaid lost Griffith Stadium afternoon O'-ebrr 21. Please telephone Orriway 190* Reward. 27* WAI LET. permit, registration, ns coupons, other id~nt fication cards. v5 reward. John T Moss. 28* ! WALLET, lost Saturday morning. Georgia avc line going north. Evelyn Taylor, on j social security card. Reward TA. 1395. • WALLET, black. man’s, containing 87. D C and Va driver's permits, ttc. Reward , Call Falls Church 2305. WALLET, black. Friday afternoon, bet. D and E on 7th. contains money, pictures, identification. Call Florence Weidman. RE. 610(1. Ext. 2547: after 5 p m.. Hyatts ville 5507. Liberal reward. °6* 4-SKIN KOLINSKY FUR, tannish brown blend. Oct. 11. between 1 and 2:30 pm. In or near Palais Royal; Mrf. Scott, one ml the skins was stitched onto the brown ■ipe with light golden thread. Mrs. Moore Beld. • ARTIST’S CONCEPTION OF DE MARIGNY TRIAL SCENE—This sketch of the Bahamas Supreme Court room where Alfred de Marigny is on trial for the slaying of his father-in-law, Sir Harry Oakes, was made by John Carlton, an Associated Press staff artist, from eyewitness descriptions of the scene. Seated in front of the presiding jurist, Chief Justice Sir Oscar Bedford Daly, is the court registrar, with the court crier between the registrar and the witness stand. The defendant observes proceedings from the cell-like dock at left. Seated facing the chief justice are the bewigged prosecuting attorneys. Attorney General Eric Hallinan and A. F. Adder ley. special prosecutor. Behind them sit the two defense attorneys, with the jury at right and reporters working behind the rail in the foreground. Screen figuring in the case rests in front of courtroom at left of judge's bench. Photographs or sketches are not permitted in the courtroom._ -A, p. Wirephoto. Navy Says Hellcat Has 400-Mile Speed, 1,500-Mile Range By the Associated Press. The Navy's new Grumman Hellcat fighter plane "is in the 400-miic-an hour speed class" and has a range of more than 1.500 miles. Supplying that description of its new battle-tested fighter yesterday, the Navy said its range makes the Hellcat, along with the Vought Con air. one of the farthest-traveling fighters In service. The ceiling is the same as that an nounced for the Corsair. 35.000 feet, and. said the Navy, "no enemy fight-i er or bombers will 'get on top' of the j Hellcat." It is a single-engine, sin-! gle seat, low wing, all metal, folding wing monoplane designed to operate from either carriers or land bases. It has a three-blade propeller pow ered by a 2.000-horsepower Pratt & Whitney engine. Details of armament are a secret.! The Navy said the Hellrat is "much faster than the fastest Japanese type now operating against the Hellcat.” Tlie plane first went into action during the raid on Marcus Island September 1. "The raid caught the Japs so by surprise that no enemy planes got, off the ground, and the new fight er's ability in aprial combat went | untested.” the Navy said. "The Hellcats, however, devasted ground installations by strafing. "On October 5. the Hellcat proved itself in the air when, during the raids on Wake Island. 30 enemy j planes were reported shot out of I the air. all by the new fighter plane.) In still another engagement, in the! Solomons, 21 enem'^ planes werej destroyed by the Heilcats. against! the loss of two of the new fighters.” j Army Lists Soldiers' Thanksgiving Menu The War Department, announc ing the Army's Thanksgiving menu today, said every effort would be made to provide the following courses, even in combat zones: Fruit cup. roast turkey with dress ing. cranberry sauce, mashed poia- j toes, buttered peas, corn, tomato and lettuce salad, celery, pickles, pumpkin pie, apples, grapes, candy,1 nuts and coffee. there was not a scorched spot on the towel. Capt. Melchen. taking out a mag nifying glass, walked to the window to examine the stain and said ii might be slightly scorched. LOST RATION COUPONS. “A” GAS RATION* BOOKS < 2 > issued to Richard B Maver. 3150 16th si n.w. RATION BOOK TT, issued to Charles A Tnompson. 4922 A st. s.e. ' A” GAS RATION BOOK fenfire*. issued Vincent A McGarry. 3; I S Harrison st. 1 n.w. Pl'onp WO 504fi 28* "B" GAS RATION BOOK, issued to Her beri Thielte. 1216 Conn ave. n.w , No. D C 85721. Call RE 8 765. “( ” GAS RATION ROOK, issued to Robert i C Astin. 3939 Newdale rd.. Ch. Ch . Md WI 7 978. GAS RATION BOOK, issued to Thomas W Pierce. 2012 Sheridan st . Hyatts villc Md ENVELOPE, containing ration books Nos. 1- 2. 3. Motgoiner.v Co. Board. Md. 1505 9th st. n.w . Carrie Epps. I A.MILV RATION ROOKS. Herbert and Malinda Wright. Sheriff rd.. Landover Md . or phone DI. 8275. GASOLINE “A" RATION BOOK, issued to Mrs. Dimcsie f Lvman, 2315 Lincoln rd GAS RATION BOOK ‘A. issued to Walter E Williams. Collegedal'-. Tenn. ISSUED to Mabel Lee. Nathaniel Lee. Bea trice Lee. 4‘.’4 V st. n.w. NOS. I AND 3 RAMON BOOKS, issued to Henrietta P. Farrar. 26 Lone Oak drive. F>r’he‘da. Md. NO. 3 RATION BOOK, issued to Alfonso Love. 1838 4th st n.w. Serial No, 872880. RATION BOOKS issued to Mathilda Wright. Herbert Wright. Melinda Wright. DI 8275. RATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to John H. Stearns of 8324 16th st.. Silver Spring. Md. RATION BOOKS NO. 3 issued to Morris Margo]].*. Jenny Margolis, Shirley Gallant. 761 Princeton nl. n.w. Return to 1360 Kansas ave. n.w. 28* RATION BOOK A in Arlington. Va., last week, in name Alfred Lee. 2110 So. Mon roe s'. •*;* RATiON BOOK NO. 3. issued to c."ereId Harris. 390.5 Jefferson st.. Hyattsvill? M'L KATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to Louise E. Nelson. 2<' Logan circle n.w. NO. 6613. RATION BOOK NO. 3, i>.*ued in name of Daniel W. Parker. 930 M st. n.w.: lost Oct 2 5 *’K* RATION BOOKS NOS. 1. •>. 3. issued to Mary V Dorothy a and Richard F. Sorrell. 903 So Quincy st., Arlington. Va. CH. 7290. RATION BOOKS NO. 1 AND 2. issued to Margaret Hall. 7538 14th st. n.w. Call OR 2739. RATION BOOK NO. 3 in name of K. G Hageman. Return to 4330 Halley ter. s.e. 27* RATION BOOK 4'B” (gas). Carl De Voe. Call Adams 5619. RATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to Mrs. Mabel A. Whitby. 219 Florida ave. n.w. ! Finder please call NO. 3759 RATION BOOK NO. 3, issued to Jeannette Johnson, 2150 8th st. n.w. Please return. 26* RATION BOOKS. No. 3. issued to Pinknev and Estelle Nunnalley. 1226 8th st. n.w. 26* RATION BOOKS Nos. 1. 2- 3, 4. issued to Charles K.. sr.; Charles K. jr.: Jean C. Ram.sdell and Leslie Freeman. 5309 G"P°nwav dr.. •TyetrsvilK Md. UN. 3552 three ration books no 3. issued to L' E C. M. Waller. Adelaide Hill Waller and Adelaide Lamarr Waller of 4002 S i Capitol st. GL. 3268. WALLET, snakeskin. containing ration books l. 2. 3. 4. issued in the names of Claudine L and David B McAulav 28* 'VAR RATION BOOK NO. 3, issued to Esther. Jacob apd Sydney Kaufman of 3620 16th n.w. WAR RATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to Florrie C. Liverpool. 1012 Florida ave. n.e. WAR RATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to Mrs. Abbie F. Riddick. 752 Morton st. n.w. > RATION ROOKS. No. 1. and 2 No. 3, issued to Anna Pearl Bragunier and Mar torie A. Bragunler. 700 Madison st n.w. "found. FALSE TEETH, upper plate, found vicinity ^ 1st and O «t«. ».w. Owner call AT. 1868. Britain Will Restore Pockets to Doctors' Vests for Gadgets By the Associated Pres?. LONDON, <ct. 26— Britain's doctors are going to get back, those two missing pockets in the vests of their utility suits. This concession has been granted the doctors by the Board of Trade because it rec ognized that the wartime, two pocket vest is "insufficient to carry their gadgets.” The Tailors' Association, however, has been turned down in an appeal for permission to return the pockets to all vests. T. Karl Simmons, Husband Of Slain Woman, Dies By ’.he AfSoci»te<i Pres*. FORT WORTH. Oct. 26—T. Karl Simmons, 60. Tulsa oil man, died today in a Fort Worth hospital which he entered about two weei* ago. Mr. Simmons was the husband of Mrs. Blanche Simmons. widely known Oklahoma horsewoman, who was killed in a Tulsa hotel March 25. Mrs. Ella B. Howard of Fort Worth was acquitted in June of a manslaughter charge in connection with her death. _ I Coal <Continued From First Page i failed to operate because 2.500 men did not show up. The West Virginia strike was con-, fined to the northern fields, but there were persistent rumors that all of the 130,000 miners in the State would be out by Saturday—the deadline fixed months ago by UMW President John L. Lewis—unless something happened in the mean time. The "something" conceivably could be WLB action on the wage contract. Joseph Yabloncky. UMW Interna tional Board member, said the Pennsylvania walkout had nothing to do with the national situation. He said the Jones Laughlin Steel Co., operating the California mine, ordered recently to pay tool costs by the War Labor Board, had dis missed a blacksmith at California, making it necessary for the miners to travel about 7 miles to another mine to get their tools sharpened. "They tried for a week or 10 days to get a settlement, but couldn't, i and took matters Into their own hands," he explained. Steel Output Cut Sharply. The Alabama stoppage was keep ing 15 furnaces shut down, with a nuge loss in steel production. As some workers drifted back to the mines, the WLB erased its back to-work deadline of last midnight with the explanation that the lead ership of the UMW was "making a sincere effort" to end the wildcat strikes. The proposed contract before the board would grant upward of $1.50 a day more to Illinois miners by ex tending their work day to cover un derground travel pay. The union has urged that it serve as a model for contracts throughout the indus try. but Appalachian operators have vigorously opposed it. The stoppages and other losses in manpower were blamed by the Solid Fuels Administration for a loss of nearly 500,000 tons of bituminous production in the w-eek ended Octo ber 16. At the same time, the Bituminous Coal Institute in New York said the United States now has one of the greatest coal stockpiles in history— approximately 100.000,000 tons—and that the industry was prepared to meet additional production goals in 1944. ^i£ES89 ^ One pair to see far and l near. Genu ' ine bifocal lenses with fine quality frames. • t Put your confidence in us! For 30 years Washingtonians hove come to us for expert eye-care SHAH OPTICAL CO. Tht Hnuie n! Viiinn 927 r St. N.W. Roosevelt Is Accused Of Mismanagement In Attack by Willkie By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Oct, 26.—Wendell L. Willkie. writing in the current Readers Digest, says mismanage ment prevails throughout the Gov ernment “because President Roose velt is zealous for the accumulation of powpr and loathe to disburse it."! Unless this condition is corrected.' Mr. Willkie declared, the war may be prolonged and the peace may be lost. "The good manager does not give two men the same job or overlapping parts of the same jobs,” the Repub lican party leader says, He wrote: “There are many competent men in our Government. But they are frustrated by bad management. They j are not given clearcut, outright au thority which permits them to be as good as they are capable of being, j “The country was never in greater need of a President who—eschewing petty occupations and the lute of little powers—would stand forth to speak and act not only from hisj heart to the people, but for the ( people out of what is in their hearts.! “Instead, the President's desk is cluttered and his mind is distracted by his concern with the w heels w ith in wheels, the foreman and the sub foreman of our gigantic Federal machine. “Individuals who try to use initia-' live in Washington and step out on their own are not encouraged. More often than not they* are slapped down.’’ Absenteeism Problem Pul Up io Communities By the Atsociaitd Pres.«. The problem of absenteeism in war industries must be solved by! communities and employers them-j selves and not by Federal legislation.' Representative Ramspeck. Demo crat. of Georgia, member of the House Labor Committee, said last night. Mr. Ramspeck said no legislation1 would be proposed to Congress by his committee, which recently held hearings on absenteeism. “Most of the trouble is due to failure to anticipate the necessities of life—the fact that women working six or seven days must have time to do their shopping.” he said. "If ar rangements are not made for them to take care of home duties they must take a day off occasionally.” HALEY'S PHOTO ALBUM 1 this is Jerry Jerry is a little worried about this legislation in Congress which requires the licensing of bicycles in the District. He says this particular law seems to be O.K., but you have to watch things like this. For in stance, it might lead to laws requiring tail lights and hy draulic brakes on kiddie-cars . . . and he says he doesn't want his six-year-old son to miss any school through having to spend a day of on inspec tion station getting his tricycle lights inspected! Those Washington motorists who bring their cart ta HALEY'S for regular check-ups have no difficulty with District auto inspections. Remember . . . HALEY'S experts can keep YOUR war cor rolling! Three-Power Parley Runs Smoothly; Hull Received by Stalin E> the Associated Press. MOSCOW, Oct. 26—The three power conference moved Into its eighth session today, following a lengthy meeting last night of the diplomatic technicians who are framing the decisions arrived at by Secretary of State Hull, British For eign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyach eslav Molotov. The job of the experts was said to be exceedingly difficult. They must “weigh the value of the words” Which have passed between the three statesmen, it was explained, determine the meaning of any agreements they have reached and then commit the decisions to cold type. The Hull - Eden - Molotov talks were reported to be going along ex cellently, with all parties pleased with the progress. Yesterday's ses sion followed a meeting between Mr. Hull and Premier Stalin, details of which were not disclosed. Turks Eagerly Watch Moscow Conference ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 26 (/P).— The Turkish press and public are watching with keen interest the three-power conference now taking place in Moscow to see how, if at all, Turkish neutrality will be af fected by the decisions of the repre sentatives of the United States, Great Britain and Russia. Newspaper editorials have almost unanimously expressed the belief that the conference bodes ill for the Germans but have avoided any analysis of its eventual effects oil Turkey. At the same time there has been a noticeably increased in terest in Russia. The capture of Melitopol, on the road to the Crimea, was heavily headlined on the front page of the official Ankara news paper Ulus, which usually puts news of the Russian front at the bottom of the page or inside. Although the Turkish government cautiously has refrained from giv'ng any indication of its feelings, Tuik ish public opinion, on the other hand, seems to fall into three dis tinct categories. One group, which is distrustful of Germany and Russia alike, looks to the United States as one of the guiding spirits in the development of a workable solution for the Balkans. It feels that the confer ence may pave the way for an in vasion of the Balkans and hopes for full-scale American participation in that event. A second section of the public, the largest, believes that the sue-; cess of the conference would mean ihe elimination of German influence in Eastern Europe, knocking out of, consideration Germany's wishes in the formation of Turkish policy. This group believes, however, that the conference will have few im mediately significant results. There also is an insignificant! group, which said that the con ference would never be held in the first place and which now predicts that it will deal only with supplies and equipment. It also sings the familiar Nazi tune that the con ference may sell out Europe to Bolshevik expansion. Florida Botanist Plans Talk Here Tomorrow Mulford B Foster. Orlando. Fla will give an illustrated lecture before the American Horticultural Society and the Botanical Society of Wash ington at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium of the National Musem. Constitution avenue and Tenth street N.W. Mr. Foster is well known as a botanist, plant collector and photog rapher. The public is invited. —___ ! KODAK FILM DEVELOPED AND PRINTED Any Sixe 6 or 8 Exposure 6^ _ Ron _ >£*><* 48-11 OCR SERVICE REPRINTS 3c ltr-ito-a-jo-i la-aia Minimum Order Per Si/e |.Sa ENLARGEMENTS 5x7 -25c 8x10_50c CAMERA CENTERS 1112 and 1346 G St. N.W. ® Taxicab Driver Ordered Held in Traffic Death Alfred C. Young, 47, colored, 1833 T street N.W., was ordered held for the grand jury under the Negligent Homicide Act by a coroner s jury yesterday after an inquest into the traffic death October 11 of Dr. Harry W. Woodward. 73, of 2039 New Hampshire avenue N.W. Young allegedly was driving the taxicab which struck Dr. Woodward at the intersection of Fourteenth and W streets N.W. In another inquest, George H. Le Carpentler, 30, streetcar motorman, of 1474 Columbia road N.W., was exonerated in the death of Harman Evans, 71, colored, of 1483 Newton street N.W., on October 20. Mr. Evans was struck by a streetcar op erated by Mr. Le Carpentier at Fourteenth and Swann streets N.W Army Asked to Aid Baby With Reverse-Flow Heart By the Associated Preys. BALTIMORE, Oct. 26 —The moth er of a 3-month-old baby whose blood flows in reverse of normal has appealed to Army surgeons lor aid in saving the infant. Mrs. Dale Stewart, wife of Corpl. Dale Stewart, stationed in New Or leans, wrote to the surgeon general yesterday to a: k assistance for little Marilyn, vict.m of a congenital transposition ol the big vessels in; her heart. Mrs. Stewart said she believed ' Marilyn was suffering from a stom ach disorder until about two weeks! ago, when the baby was taken to the hospital for observation. Doctors have ruled out an operation. Wife of Sailor Finds House With Want Ad By the As sociated Preys. EVERETT, Wash.—Mrs. M. B. Palmer, laced witli a housing short- \ age, inserted the lollowing adver tisement in the Everett ally Herald: "I'm not a millionaire or a defense worker. I'm just a wife of a sailor who is overseas. Have two girls and a baby. I can't put my children in a sack or hang them up on a nail. Nor can I bring back my husband so he can work in a defense plant. But I do have to have a place to live in. Don't all rush at once. I've only waited five months now.'’ The first publication got results. Where to Dine from 6 to 9:30 You will find food and atmosphere and fair cost so satisfyingly combined for dinner pleasure here, a tie is created between us—try Tonight’s Special COMPLETE DINNER BAKED SUGAR CURED HAM, WITH CUMBER LAND SAUCE ; —from a “down home ' smoke house. flavored by & sauce of orange Port Wine, mustard and .telly an appetising" entree with soup or seafood cocktail, vegetables salad £4 OC beverage aud des- fliOy *ert I Served in the Lafayette • • •Room HOTEL LAFAYETTE 14th 4 Ey« Sti. 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Senator Aiken, Republican, of Vermont, criticized the commission's purchase of five old vessels at a cost of $3,296,500, normally valued at $203,807. Senator Aiken, demanding an in vestigation of spending by the com mission, said in an interview Sat urday that he based his complaints on official reports of Controller Gen eral Warren. Not Purchased for Cash. Admiral Land commented: “None of the reports of the press confer ence made reference to the most im portant fact concerning these trans actions, namely, that these vessels were not purchased for cash, but the acquisition figures represented trade in allowances which were applied against the purchase by the com panies concerned of at least an equivalent amount of new tonnage purchased at wartime prices.” The admiral’s statement was in a letter to Chairman Bailey of the Senate Commerce Committee. Made p»blic by the commissionj it was in response to Senator! Bailey'* request for comment on Senator Aiken's assertion* about Ito acquisition of five old vessels from the Waterman Steamship Corp. oi Alabama and two from Pan Atlantic Steamship Corp., an affiliate of Waterman. Admiral Land said the commii- ’ sion had advised the Senate Com merce Committee previously that "it was hopeless to expect to sell new tonnage at war costs in the absence of some incentive to the owner by way of trade-in allowances for its old tonnage" and that a section of the Merchant Marine Act provided for allowances. Previous Action Sustained. 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