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Moderate temperature today and early tonight. Temperatures yesterday—Highest, 74, at 3:20 p.m.; lowest. 51, at 2:35 a.m. United States Weather Bureau Report. T?i» Evening and Sunday Star is 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 Associoted Press Newspaper. Xo. 2,013—Xo. 36,341. WASHINGTON, D. C., OCTOBER 31, 1943-110 PAGES. ** W»«hlngton rpT.'’\T r'PVrrO Elsewhere »nd Suburb* -L-kiN 12 CENTS Second Battle of Crimea Starts As Reds Advance in Twin Drives; 20 Italian Towns Fall to Allies Genichesk Taken, Reds 22 Miles From Perekop Bv the Associated Press. LONDON. Sunday, Oct. 31.— The second battle of the Crimea began today with Gen. Feodor Tolbukhin's forces hammering at its northeastern gate and plung ing down the last 22-mile lap to ward Perekop in an operation designed to shut that northwest ern escape door on huge German forces in the peninsula. A midnight communique supple ment announced that the Russians continued to pursue the retreating Germans after they took the town of Genichesk by assault, killing more than 2,000 Nazis at the northeastern edge of the Crimea. Another column captured the town of Askaniya Nova, only 22 miles from Perekop and the last railway escape for the hundreds of thousands of Germans in the peninsula. Considerable quantities of German munitions, equipment and stores fell to the Russians in their spectacular drive across the Nogaisk steppe to the fringe of the Crimea, which may be sealed off in a matter of hours. Reds Advance 22 Miles. The Russians advanced up to 22 miles in yesterday's drive and swept up a total of 150 more towns in the desert steppe in a drive of 56 miles exactly a week after the capture of Melitopol, said a Moscow com munique recorded by the Soviet monitor. In the Dnieper River bend more than 2,100 Germans fell before furious Russian attacks which sent the Germans fleeing in disorder in at least one sector. Gen. Rodion Y. Malinovsky's forces pushed ahead 3 to 5 miles toward Nikopol, manganese center, capturing Bozhedarovka. 43 miles southwest of Dnepropetrovsk and about an equal distance above Knvoi Rog on a rail line. At Knvoi Rog itself the Russians were standing off waves of German tank and infantry countercharges which cost the Germans 1.000 dead, the communique supplement said. In one sector the. Germans used 100 tanks which retired after 28 were smashed. In another sector, 23 more tanks were destroyed. Reach Sivash Sea. In the south. Gen. Tolbukhin's cavalry-paced columns spread over the great steppe like a flood, reach ing the shores of the Sivash or "Putrid'’ Sea, formed by a thin bai of land between the eastern shore of the Crimea and the Sea of Azov. One Cossack column swept into Dmitrievka, 16 miles from the Dnieper at Kakhovka. The Rus sians thus were swinging into posi tion for at least two crossings of the river, at Kakhovka and near Nikopol where Russian forces were (See RUSSIA. Page A-7.) Brazilian Plane Destroys Nazi Submarine in Duel Ey thp Associated Pres? RIO DE JANIERO. Grazil. Oct. 30. - A Brazilian air force plane and a U-boat met in a duel to the death this morning not far from this capi tal city and the United States trained flyers triumphed by sinking thp German submarine with five well-placed bombs. The Brazilian aircraft returned to its base safely despite damage caused by the U-boat's anti-aircraft weap ons. but with Sergt. Humberto Mira belli of the plane's crew wounded, It was announced. Today's sinking was the 10th pub licized to the credit of the Brazilian Air Forrp and provided a quick an swer to the announcement of two days ago that the Brazilian mer chantman Campos had been lost October 23 north of Santos. The fart, that two submarines participated in the attack on the Campos suggested that a subma rine pack again was off the Brazilian coast. Stalin Fetes Delegates To Tri-Power Parley Es the Associated Press. LONDON, Sunday. Oct. 31.—Pre mier Stalin entertained Secretary of State Hull and Foreign Secre tary Anthony Eden at dinner in the Kremlin last night, the Moscow radio said today. The broadcast, recorded by the Soviet monitor, said the guests in cluded British Ambassador Sir Arch ibald Clark Kerr, United States Am bassador W. Averell Harriman. Lt. Gen. Sir Hastings ' Ismay, British War Office representative; Maj. Gen. John Deane, head of the United States military mission to Russia: Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyache slav Molotov, Marshall Klementi Voroshilov, Vice Commissars of For eign Affairs Maxim Litvinoff and Ivan Maisky and Trade Commissar Anastas Mikoyan. (Story on Moscow Conference on Page A-7.) Radio Programs, Pg. C-10 Complete Index, Page A-2 i *------—; Shelving of King and Umberto For Regency Proposed in Italy Move Suggested as Political Leaders Confer With U. S., British Ministers thf Associated Press. NAPLES, Oct, 29 (Delayed!.— The shelving of both King Victor Emmanuel and Crown Prince Umberto in favor of a regency for Umberto's 6-year-old son, the Prince of Naples, was proposed for Italy today as American and British representatives con ferred with a group of the fore most Italian political leaders. The conferences were believed to have dealt with Italy’s future gov ernment and afterward Benedetto Croce, perhaps the country’s most powerful political figure, suggested in an interview that a regency for the boy prince under Premier Pietro Badoglio was the answer to the need for a stronger government than Premier Badoglio now heads. The nature of the meetings, at tended by American Minister Rob ert Murphy and British Minister Harold MacMillan, was not an nounced, but it was believed that the organization of an Italian gov ernment in the full sense of the word was discussed. The presence of Croce, Italy's elder statesman and one of the strongest influences in present Ital ian politics, and Count Carlo Sforza, former foreign minister and anti Fascist leader, underlined the im portance of the conferences. Premier Badoglio arrived ycster-' day with Mr. Murphy and Mr. Mac-‘ Millan for his first public appear ance here since the city was freed from the Germans, but whether he participated in todays conferences was not disclosed. Both Mr. Murphy and Mr. Mac Millan held long talks with Croce and Sforza, and the latter two. who have not met since the count's ar rival from the United States, are scheduled to confer at Croce's villa at Sorrento tomorrow. Mr. Murphy and Mr. MacMillan were expected to return to Algiers over the week end to make full re ports to their governments regard ing Italian opinion and the general Italian situation. Italian leaders have agreed unani mously that the establishment of some form of government with 'See~REGENCY, Page A-5.) Army, Navy Journal Says Eisenhower May Return Here Would Direct Marshall's Office if Chief of Staff Took Post Abroad B> the Associated Press. The Army and Navy Journal said yesterday that Army circles are con fident Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower will be selected by President Roose velt to "direct tire Office of Chief of Staff of the Army" if Gen. George C. Marshall should be appointed su preme commander of Anglo-Ameri can forces. Referring to Gen. Eisenhower's “deft handling" of difficult military and political problems in the North African campaign and the planning of the Sicilian and Italian cam paigns, the unofficial service publi cation commented: "All these monumental ta.sld were done to the satisfaction of the Pres ident. Prime Minister Churchill and Gen. Marshall. "When the Italian campaign is approaching an end, it is expected ne i Gen. Eisenhoweri will be brought to Washington. Who will succeed him as commander in chief in the Mediterranean area is not known, but it would seem to be logical that his deputy for ground operations. Sir Harold Alexander, will do so, and in that capacity the latter will be under the command of Gen. Marshall." 'Possible appointment of Gen. Marshall as Anglo - American commander in chief was first re ported by The Star on Septem ber 6. and the same story men tioned Gen. Eisenhower and Gen. 'See MARSHALL. Page A-2.i Walnut, Pecan, Almond Prices to Be Frozen Ey thp Associated Press. Price control was extended over niltmeats for the first time yester day with announcement by the Office of Price Administration of ceilings which it said should save consumers at least 10 cents a pound. The most important of the varie ties affected are walnuts, almonds, filberts and pecans. Peanuts al ready are under price control. Retail sale prices were ordered frozen effective Wednesday at the price charged by each dealer during the period from October 25 to 30. inclusive. The freeze will last 60 days while OPA prepares a per manent price order at lower levels. OPA cited Agriculture Department figures to show that prices of nuts had “more than doubled since 1942," causing “extremely high prices.’’ Justice Department Probing Plane Tax 'Lobby,' Says Vinson $65,000 Brewster Plot To Influence Legislation Charged l>y Grant By the Associated Press. Chairman Vinson of the House Naval Affairs Committee said yesterday the Justice Depart ment is investigating the dispo sition of a $65,000 fund alleged to h»ve been raised in 1940 by four aitferaft companies seeking a change in the Revenue Act to lower their taxes. Mr. Vinson said Assistant Attor ney General Tom Clark told him the department was making an inquiry, and that the "committee could rest assured that if it were determined any Federal laws had been violated, prosecutive action would follow im mediately.” Representative Grant. Republican, of Indiana described testimony to the committee concerning the pool as revealing "a shocking attempt on the part of certain Brewster i Aeronautical Corp.i officials to pur chase special tax legislation favor able to aircraft companies holding American and foreign contracts.” Demands Investigation. “We cannot permit the confidence of the American people in the in tegrity of Congress to be shaken by allowing such attempts to pass un challenged,” Mr. Grant said. "Pub lic morals and public decency re quire that immediate and vigorous steps be taken by the Department of Justice to thoroughly investigate this lobbying scheme." Zeus Soucek, vice president of the Brewster firm, told the committee Friday that such a pool had been formed with Brewster, Vultee, Con solidated and Curtiss Wright agree ing to pay their "pro rata" share. The tax amendment, as explained by Mr. Grant, was designed to de fine advance payments on Govern ment contracts, such as that held by Brewster, as part of a firm's working capital in fixing the basr for determining its excess profits obligations. Alleged Distribution. Mr. Grant, saying he quoted from a Government report, read to the committee a statement that S30.000 of the pool went to Frank J. Com fort, Democratic national commit teeman for Iowa, $8,750 to the New York law firm of Olvanv, Eisner and Donnelly, and $10,000 to its Wash ington representative, William Jamieson, former representative from Iowa. Congress approved the amend ment which was sponsored by Sen ~See BREWSTER, Page A-3.) Nation Faces Transport Crisis Due to Scarcity of Rubber Tires By JAMES Y. NEWTON. The Nation next year will face its greatest transportation crisis, an' only the best breaks in com pleting the programs to expand facilities to make synthetic tires and components will prevent a breakdown of rubber - borne transport. In a search for the true picture of the rubber situation following the many varying reports and charges. The Star found the supply outlook for civilian passenger car tires to be dark indeed. The out look for bus and truck tires is cause for even more concern. The best bet is that with good luck the Nation will squeeze by. Prospects are the goal to m&kej 30.000. 000 passenger size synthetic tires next year, considered the mini mum requirement for the country's millions of essential automobiles, may not be reached. For the task to be accomplished, a whole list of problems must be overcome speedily and near-perfect conditions prevail. There will be a deficit of more than 6.000. 000 tires for essential cars by the end of this year. More restrictions on driving to save rubber are also in prospect, and i an intensified campaign to teach | the necessity for tire care will be launched soon. The whole situation is so serious that officials are at| a loss as to the best way to in tensify public awareness to the dan-, (See RUBBER, Page A-4.) ' U. S. and British Forces Gain in Three Sectors By EDWARD KENNEDY, Associated Press War Correspondent. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS. Al giers, Oct. 30.—Driving forward in three important sectors in Italy, the 5th and 8th Armies captured more than 20 towns and villages today and held positions 1 immediately before the massive line which the Germans have j established as the first southern section of their Fortress of Eu rope. The British, with Lt. Gen. Mark! W. Clark's 5th Army, occupied Mon dragone, seacoast town nestling un der Mount Massico, where the Ger mans have built strong positions anchoring the western end of their line. Both Germans and townsfolk had abandoned the town. Farther inland American forces took the strategic town of Pietra vainaro, which placed them in a po sition to threaten the flank of the Nazi bastions on Mount Massico. On the eastern end of the line, where the heaviest fighting of the entire front developed, the British 8th Army advanced to take Monte mitro on the Trigno River, 14 miles inland from the San Salvo area where the 8th Army holds a bridge head. While Allied ground forces thus consolidated in front of the great mountain barrier on the route to Rome and built up strength for eventual assault on it. Allied air forces took advantage of a break in the weather on some parts of the peninsula to strike devastating blows at German strength behind the front. The main target was Genoa, most important industrial center yet serv ing the Germans in Italy. Great formations of American Flying For tresses pounded railyards and ad jacent docks and war factories. It was the first time Genoa had been bombed in daylight and it was the first raid made on it by planes from the Mediterranean theater. Light bombers and fighter-bomb-, ers slashed away at enemy concen trations and gun positions in the battle area and other planes strafed Axis shipping. In its advance, the 5th Army, be sides occupying many villages, also gamed control of several ridges, in cluding the Mountain of Angels and Mount Monaco, and some units established themselves on the Cape telle River, tributary of the Volturno. The ground operations were car ried out despite heavy rains and mud which hampered movement and added to the difficulties of rough terrain, the Allied headquarters communique announced. The Allied advances were not easy and every indication was that the drive on Rome would meet even tougher resistance. The Germans were fighting hard and maneuvering cleverly. In addition to artillery fire, the enemy employed road blocks to prevent both the 5th and 8th Plasma Needed Plasma is needed overseas. Your blood may save a life. Phone Red Cross Blood Donor Center, District 3300, for an appointment. Armies from moving into position for fresh assaults. This type of delaying tactics, a repetition of the methods the Ger mans used in Sicily, enabled them to move back handily their equip ment and supply dumps. As a re sult, the booty seized by the Allies in the whole course of the Italian campaign has been slight. The newest advances, however. (See ITALY, Page A-5.) FSA Funds Rejected By House Subcommittee By the Associated Press. A House Appropriations Subcom mittee has rejected flatly the entire $44,000,000 asked by the Farm Security Administration for the re mainder of this fiscal year, it was disclosed authoritatively yesterday. FSA asked $37,000,000 for loans and $6,000,000 for administration. FSA officials said the funds would permit them to continue aid to, small farmers and result in produc tion of more food. The subcommittee handling de ficiency funds took the position the additional appropriation was not necessary under present conditions and that the total asked was "prac tically” the amount the House cut from FSA's requests in the general approprition bill last June. At Vpper Darby, Pa., J. H. Wood, director of the FSA’s Maine-tnrough Maryland region said the subcom mittee’s rejection of the request! "will practically put FSA out of business. It means that more than 60.000 farmers who can get no credit from any other source and who have been depending upon FSA for loans and technical supervision in their operations this year will either go bankrupt and out of busi ness or severely curtail their food production." BUT I KNOWS WHAT l’M SEEING— 1 / AND IT'S NO HALLOWEEN JOKE, M V either:_ Fingerprint Faked By Detective, Higgs Tells Nassau Court De Marigny's Lawyer Attacks Vital Evidence In Oakes Murder Case E.v the Associated Press. NASSAU. Bahamas. Oct. 30 — In a final blistering attack against a key Crown witness. De fense Counsel Godfrey S. Higgs charged today that a fingerprint, offered to convict Alfred de Marigny of the murder of Sir Harry Oakes, is ‘ fabricated evi dence." Unable to shake Capt. James O Barkers testimony that he found the print on a bed screen in the death room, Mr. Higgs accused the Miami detective of having "swept aside the truth" in his "desire for gain and notoriety." Calm and unruffled. Capt. Barker flatly denied the charges. Courtroom Tense. / Spectators in the Bahamas Su preme Court chamber were tense as Mr. Higgs led up to his charge by accusing Capt. Barker of attempt ing to incite the hatred of Lady Eunice Oakes, widow of the slain multimillionaire, against De Ma rigny. her son-in-law. Even De Marigny seemed relieved, slumping back on the bench in the prisoner's cell with a half-smile on his face. Onlookers immediately began filing out of the courtroom and the sec ond week of the dramatic trial ended quietly with the reading by Chief Justice Sir Oscar Bedford Daly of the testimony given by Capt. Barker under Mr. Higgs' prodding. From the detective, the defense attorney drew the stafement that the fingerprint—exhibit J—is “vital evidence'’ to connect De Marigny with the bludgeoning and burning of Sir Harry in a bedroom of his palatial home, Westbourne, last July. Then he shouted that he doubted whether the print actually had been lifted from the surface of the screen, reminding that Capt. Barker him self admitted his inability to point to the exact spot from which it was taken. Recalls Questioning. Mr. Higgs recalled that Capt. E. W. Melchen, also of the Miami police, took De Marigny to a room on the second floor of Westbourne the day after the body was discov ered and questioned him at length. "Did you go to the door of the room and ask Melchen if every (See OAKES, Page A-4.) Hitler, Mussolini Mark Fascist March on Rome B> the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Oct. 30.—Adolf Hit ler and Benito Mussolini cerebrated the anniversary of the Fascist march on Rome, October 28. 1922, with an exchange of commemorative mes sages, the Berlin radio belatedly dis closed tonight. The broadcast, recorded by CBS. said the German dictator assured Mussolini "of his friendship and loyalty, and expressed his conviction that the historical mission of Fas cism will overcome all obstacles.” Notre Dame Crushes Navy as Army, Penn Battle to 13-13 Tie Notre Dame added to its prestige as the Nation's No. 1 football team by crushing Navy yesterday at Cleveland, 33-6. while Army and Penn staged a 13-13 deadlock, and Southern California and Purdue con tinued on the unbeaten path. It was Navy's first licking of the season, and 82,000 saw the Irish, again led by Bertelli, stage another scoring parade. Maryland trimmed Green ville (S. C.) Air Base, 43-18, on the lasers’ field. Roosevelt downed Western in a high school series tilt, 10 to 0. Details on sports pages. U. S. Eyes New York Balloting Tuesday for Tipoff on 1944 Hint of Dewey and Roosevelt Strength Sought in Race for Lieutenant Governor By GOULD LINCOLN. NEW YORK. Oct. 30.—Repub licans and Democrats, alike, will follow the election return in a few scattered States on Tuesday with ears to the ground for any political swell bearing on the 1944 presidential contest. Principal interest centers in New York. The major contest is for a minor office-Lieutenant Governor. Ordinarily it would create only mild excitement among the politicos. They are, however, now seeking to read into the outcome: First, the probable strength of a fourth-term candidacy of Presi dent Roosevelt. Second, the availaiblitv of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey as a Republican presidential nominee, even if he has to be drafted. Three States will elect Governors— New Jersey, Kentucky and Missis sippi. In the last, the contest was settled when the Democrats nomi nated a conservative member of their party. The election is merely a formality. Like New York, however, the New Jersey and Kentucky elections fur ~~ 'See ELECTION. Page A-6 > $5,000,000,000 Cut In Federal Spending Asked by George Senate Finance Chief Backs House Stand Against Tax Raises Bv J. A. O LEARY. Calling on the Government 'to cut its spending by at least $5. OOO.OOO.OOO, Chairman George of the Senate Finance Committee gave his support last night to the efforts of the House Ways and Means Committee to hold new taxes to a minimum. This statement came as the House group was adopiing a compromise rate of $8 a gallon on 100-proof whiskey, in place of the tentative $10 rate approved last week. The present tax on 100-proof spirits is $6. More than offsetting the $242. 000.000 lost by the liquor tax change, the committee also voted yesterday to double cigar taxes, increase the rates on jewelry, light bulbs, pari mutuel wagers, domestic telegiaph. i cable and radio, and to keep the present 3 per cent tax on transpor tation of property, which it had decided last week to repeal. This tax was extended to parcel post. $49.500.000 Added. Yesterday's decisions resulted in a net addition of $49,500,000, but | left the total of new revenue still at approximately $2,000,000,000. as J compared with the Treasury pro gram of $10,500,000,000. Praising the House group for its i handling of the bill thus far. Sen ator George said it "has rendered jthe country a service in cutting back the tax bill.” Although not closing the door to some possible increases when the bill reaches the Senate. Chairman George added his personal belief the Finance Committee will "stronglv support” the general objective of the House group. High lights of yesterday's meet ing of the House Committee were: To increase from 4 to 5 per cent the proposed new tax-on pari-mutuel wagers, not now taxed by the Fed eral Government. Estimated yield. $27,500,000. To increase the tax on electric (See TAXES, Page A-8.t Jennings Deplores 28.5% Lag Here in War Fund Donations Campaign to Continue Till 'Every One Has Been Asked to Contribute' Berlin and Tokio must be re joicing at the lag in Community War Fund contributions here, Coleman Jennings, chairman of the $4,800,000 drive, said yester day as he announced that only 71.5 per cent of the goal has been contributed since the drive start ed October 5. Scheduled to end yesterday, the campaign has been continued until Mr. Jen nings "is sure every one in the city has been asked to con tribute.” "The eyes of the world are on Washington,” Mr. Jennings said. "German and Japanese propagan dists would love to tell their people that Washington failed to meet the needs of its own fighting men, of its Allies and of its citizens on the home front.” In addition, he said, veterans ap pearing at fund rallies here have told solicitors bluntly that morale on the war fronts will suffer seri ously from failure of fund drives at home. » Bitterness at the Front. "Men in the foxholes talk bit terly," Mr .Jennings quoted the vet erans as reporting, "when civilian drives to meet servicemen needs fail miserably or take a long time to ac complish. "They expect us to back them up,” he said. Mr. Jennings added that War fund drives in Toronto and Montreal. Canaria, are already oversubscribed. Canadians have been at war longer and carry a heavier tax burden than Americans, he pointed out. and yet completed their War fund drives in a short time. Among cities which have gone over quota in the United States, he said, are Houston, Tex.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Dayton, Ohio, and Atlanta, Ga. The talks of veterans have already had some effect on the drive here, Mr. Jennings continued. Solicitors have voluntarily gone back to con —(See JENNINGS, Page A-12J 30 Who Quit Without Permits Ordered to Resume Jobs Here By MIRIAM OTTENBERG. Thirty workers who changed jobs in violation of the employ ment stabilization plan here had ! to return to their old positions lor submit to an agreement worked out between the old and new employers by the area Man power Commission during Sep tember, it was announced last night. This was the first announcement of tangible steps taken by the area WMC to stop workers from “job shopping" and moving without re striction from one job to another. Six other violation cases are pend [ ing. In 16 additional cases the I workers have not been located be 1 cause the firms making the com 1 plaints did not know the identity of the new employers, WMC reported. "The number of violations being brought to our attention is amaz ingly low," WMC commented. "This either means that we are not beinz notified of existing violations or that the employes and employers of this area are complying nearly 100 per cent with our stabilization plan. "Such violations as we have had brought to our notice have been mostly through ignorance of the plan or misunderstanding. Those involved have all been very co-op erative in complying with our re quests for immediate action.’’ Fred Z. Hetzel, area WMC director, said the employment stabilization I (See MANPOWER, Page A-12.) Coal Rationing Starts; It 5,000 Men on Strike Deliveries Are Limited To Half Ton; Supplies Held to Ten Days Bj ihf Associated Press, The number of striking soft coal miners climbed to 115,000 yesterday, heightening prospects of a virtually complete industry shutdown by tomorrow. Tomorrow also may bring a set tlemen, in one fashion or another, of the issues which have kept the industry torn with controversy and turmoil since early spring. The United Mine Workers' Policy Com mittee meets here, and President Roosevelt has promised that unless the meeting brings r back-t.o-the mines movement, he will take ' de cisive action.” Whatever the climax, the general expectation is that this time the sit uation will force some arrangemeT, Government-imposed or otherwise, holding good for the war's duration. In other developments: 1. The Fuel Administration pro hibited delivery of anthracite to any domestic consumer having more than 10 days' supply. The order also forbade retail delivery of more tnan half a ton to one customer. It applies to all anthracite sizes larger than barley and is effective at once. Anthracite Output Uncertain. 2. The outlook for anthracite pro duction became increasingly uncer tain. Reports from hard-coal fields in Eastern Pennsylvania said ap proximately 32.000 of the 80,000 an thracite miners worked yesterday, compared with fewer than 30.000 Friday, when many miners observed John Mitchell Day, a traditional holiday honoring an early union leader. 3. The War Production Board es timated the strikes in Alabama and Indiana alone—where the current series of walkouts began October 13 —have caused the loss of 100.000 tons of iron and steel output. This Is metal enough, WPB said, for ‘33 Liberty ships or 2,500 medium tanks or 7.000 155-millimeter guns." 4. WPB also stood ready, in event of a prolonged strike, to ban orna mental street lighting, show window and electric advertising. A spokes man said it might be necessary to divert some real stocks of utilities j to war plants. Soft Coal Prdouclinti Drops. 1 5. The Fuel Administration re ported that bituminous coal produc tion declined 425.000 tons in the week ended October 23, compared with the previous week. Output for the week was 11.300.000 tons. Most anthracite union locals ar ranged week end meetings for ex pressions on the War Labor Boards award of 32.2 cents a day wage in crease and other concessions amounting to 20 to 25 cents a day. The miners had asked $2. The WLB's anthracite decision also will come before the UMW Pol icy Committee tomorrow as well as the rejection of the Illinois agree ment. The latter was a proposed con tract worked out by the UMW and Illinois operators and backed by the union as a ‘‘model" contract for the soft coal industry. It pro posed to put the miners on an 8'2 hour day. figured from the time they entered the mine until they left, jat a basic wage of $8.50 a day with (.See COAL, Page A-12.( " Curb on Weather News To Be Lifted Tomorrow Es ;he Associated Press. Sketchy weather forecasts which have been the rule since the war started are returning to normal to morrow. Beginning then, the Weather Bu reau said last night, newspaper readers and radio listeners can count on getting details on what to ex pect for 48 hours ahead, and possib ly even longer. Since December 7. 1941, for security reasons, the bu reau hardly looked a day ahead for the public, then in only the most general terms. Weather forecasts had been limited mainly in order to keep from enemy submarines any tips of good hunting weather. The bureau said there will be no further restrictions on the release of weather forecasts, reports or other weather information to newspapers. Radio stations are requested not to broadcast reports of wind direction or barometric pressure, or to give out technical information regarding cloud ceilings and general visibility except when this information Is re quired for aircraft operation. Senator Russell's Report on War The statement made at a closed Senate session by Sen ator Russell, Democrat, of Georgia, chairman of the com mittee which visited world bat tlefronts, is being printed in full in today’s editorial feature section. Senator Russell repeated his talk last week in an open ses sion. Because so many reports eoncerning it have leaked out of the closed session, the full text is carried so that readers of The Star may acquaint themselves with what was said and arrive at their own con clusions.