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Hiram Johnson, Foe
Of League of Nations, Laments New Plan E> the Associated Press. Senator Johnson. Republican, of California, the oldtime orator whose once-mighty voice was a factor in this country's rejection of the League of Nations, held the atten tion again yesterday of a silent, re spectful Senate—and his only plea was a prayer. In memory, the 77-year-old op ponent of ‘‘foreign entanglements” turned back the pages of history a quarter of a century as he lamented his inability to fight with the old fury against a resolution proposing an international organization to pre serve peace. No denunciation rolled from the lips from which eloquence often poured. “God save the United States of America,” he said, his voice quaver ing with emotion. "God give to her all she should have. God preserve her in the days to come. I know what they will bring. I have been through such days. But God be good to us and permit ut; to resist and permit us to be the country we have ever been.” Presents ‘‘Explanation.” Not long out of a hospital where for many weeks he was seriously ill. the Californian termed his brief comments a “personal explanation' to "my friends here, and to those who 25 years ago made the fight with me. as well as to those outside who are now writing me in numbers w-hich I cannot answer." Senators crowded closer, the bet ter to hear the elder statesman who declared that if he had even “half my voice and half my hearing” he would have fought in committee and on the floor. Five doctors, he said, forbade his ! participation in any exercise "emo- | tional in character," and his wife, with a devotion “no words of mine could paint.” begged that he obey their injunction. On Way to Recovery. He is on his way to recovery from the serious illness, he said, and he has been warned that indulgence in | dispute might retard that recovery. That. Senator Johnson declared, “is why I am quiet during this dis- j cussion and why I have naught to say.” "I have naught to say in this great! moment which deals with the coun-! try which I love and the country! which has been mine ever since I w-as born. "Seventy-seven years have passed and in those 77 years I have known no allegiance but to the United | States of America.” D. C. Board to Handle Overseas Draft Cases j Men who have been out of the country since the beginning of se lective service and have no home in the United States will become regis trants of District Draft Board No. 1 under the regulations for the first overseas registration of United’ States citizens. The State Department, it was an nounced. will send the registration1 material to citizens overseas, who will be registered by diplomatic and consular officials. The registration, proclaimed by the President, begins November 16 and continues until December 31 for men between the ages of 18 and 45. The overseas registration will make the District draft board the largest in the country. Officials could not say how large it will be-, come, since it is not known how many citizens overseas have ad dresses in this country. When they do have home addresses their reg istration cards will go to the boards having jurisdiction over those areas, j Otherwise, they will become regis- j trants of the District board. Draft officials expected the board j here would have to be enlarged to take over the job of assigning ser-1 lal and order numbers, classifying and ordering for induction thou sands of additional registrants. The men who are classified in 1-A will be ordered to report for in duction at the nearest armed forces installation and will not be required to return to this country. They also j will be allow-ed to enlist. Reparations to Cover Art Thefts, Stone Says E' the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va.. Nov. 6.—Chief Justice Stone said here yesterday that a "biH” for art treasures stolen or destroyed bv the. Germans in occupied countries is being prepared and will be presented with other reparations demands after the war. The Chief Justice, as chairman of the board of the National Art Gal lery. heads the commission desig nated by President Roosevelt re cently to catalogue and list art treas ures stolen or destroyed in countries that have been overrun since the war started in 1939. Mr. Stone was here for a preview of 64 of his wife's watercolor paint ings at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He said the commission had found few instances of outright theft i of paintings and other works of art. The usual procedure of the Nazis, he said, is to "buy" art pieces with oc cupation currency and remove them to Germariy. Many such “pur chases." he said, have found their | way to private collections built up during the war by Nazi chieftains, including Hitler. Goering and Goeb bels. At present, the Chief Justice stated, the commission is trying to ascertain how much of the store of art in Naples was removed by the Germans. WLB Unit Allows Mellon To Raise Servants' Pay By the Associated Press. ATLANTA. Nov. 6.—Paul Mellon of Upperville. Va.. yesterday was granted permission to increase the wages of the 16 domestic servants in his home. Chairman M. T. Van Hecke of the Southeastern War Labor Board an nounced WLB approval of increases up to 16 cents an hour for the domestics, now being paid 24 to 44 Va cents an hour. Mr. Van Hecke said the case came under the jurisdiction of the WLB because Mr. Mellon employed more than eight persons. Mr Mellon. 36-year-old multimil lionaire. is the son of the late An-1 drew W. Mellon. j THEIR TARGET IS SCHWEINFURT-A formation of American Flying Fortresses roars away from Britain toward Germany, bound for an attack on the Schweinfurt bearing factories. The raid occurred October 14. Sixty bombers were lost. The photo is from an official newsreel film. ________ —A p- Wirephoto from United States Army Air Forces. Text of Postwar Resolution Wording of Measure Indorsing World Organization for Peace Here, is the text of the Senate approved postwar resolution: Resolved, that the war against all our enemies be waged until complete victory is achieved. That the United States co-operate with its comrades-in-arms in secur ing a just and honorable peace. That the United States, acting through its constitutional processes, join with free and sovereign nations in the establishment and mainte nance of international authority with power to prevent aggression and to preserve the peace of the world. That the Senate recognizes the necessity of there being established at, the earliest practicable date a general international organization ■ based on the principle of the sov ereign equality of all peace-loving states, and open to membership bvj all such states, large and small, for the maintenance of international peace and security. That, pursuant to the Constitution of the United States, any treaty made to effect the purposes of this resolution on behalf of the Govern ment of the United States with any other nation or any association of nations shall be made only by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur. Senate Roll Call Vote on Resolution Backing Peace Plan By fhr Associated Pres?. Here is the rollcall by which the Senate yesterday adopted. 85 to 5. the postwar policy resolution: FOR THF, RESOLUTION—8.1. Demor rals. ANDREWS MAYBANK BANKHEAD McCLELLAN BARKLEY MrFARLAND BILBO MrKELLAR BYRD MEAD CARAWAY MURDOCK CHANDLER MURRAY CHAVEZ O'DANIEL CLARK. Idaho O MAHONEY CLARK Mo, OVERTON CONNALLY PEPPER DOWNEY RADCLIFFE EASTLAND RUSSELL ELLENDER SCRUOHAM GEORGE SMITH GERRY STEWART GILLETTE THOMAS. Okla GREEN THOMAS. Utah GUFFEY TRUMAN HATCH TUNNELL HAYDEN TYDINGS HILL VAN NUY3 JOHNSON. Colo. WAGNER KILGORE WALLGREN LUCAS WALSH MALONEY Republicans. AIKEN LODGE AUSTIN McNARY BALL MILLIKIN BARBOUR MOORE BREWSTER NYE BROOKS REED BUCK REVERCOMB BURTON ROBERTSON RUSHFIELD TAFT BUTLER THOMAS. Idaho CAPPER TOBEY DANAHER VANDENBERG DAVIS WHERRY FERGUSON WHITE GURNEY WILEY HAWKES WILLIS HOLMAN WILSON AGAINST THE RESOLUTION—A. Democrat*. REYNOLDS WHEELER Republicans. JOHNSON. Calif. SHIPSTEAD LANGER The following pair was an nounced : MeCARRAN. Democrat 'fore and LA FOLLETTE. Progressive 'against'. Not voting hut announced as favoring ihe resolution BAILEY. BONE and GLASS Democrats, and BRIDGES. Re publican Postwar 'Continued From First Pace .1 comrades in arms in securing peace, it pledged: "That the United States, acting through its constitutional processes, join with free and sovereign nations in the establishment and mainte nance of international authority with power to prevent aggression and to preserve the peace of the world. Barks World Organization. “That the Senate recognizes the necessity of there being estab lished at the earliest practicable date a general international organ ization, based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all peace loving States, and open to member ship by all such states, large and small, for the maintenance of inter national peace and security." The first paragraph was cast after weeks of study by the Foreign Relations Subcommittee headed bv Chairman Connally; the second was lifted, almost word for word, from the declaration announced at Moscow by the United States, Great Britain. Russia and China. Before the final roll call. Senator Connally took the floor for a terse, picturesque denial of any complaint that the resolution lacked teeth. "This resolution has in it the teeth of bayonets if necessary to preserve peace and prevent war," the Texan declared. Barkley Hails Action. "It has the teeth of airplanes which bite with machineguns and bombs—the teeth of a Great Navy, the teeth of artillery if need be. "But these are extreme measures to be employed only if negotiation fails." Majority Leader Barkley called the brief document "a very historic reso lution" expressing the overwhelm ing conviction of Americans. He said It integrated perfectly with the Mos cow decisions. The resolution is a simple expres sion of the sentiments of a major | ity of the Senate. It does not have to go to the House for approval—the House adopted its own "lasting peace" declaration in September by a vote of 360 to 29. Thieves Lacked Taste LOS ANGELES i/P>.—Police are looking for thieves w-ith a decided preference in liquors. They stole 240 cases of Burbon whisky valued at $10,000 from a ho tel storeroom—ignoring a large stock of more expensive liquors. !Jap Puppets Adopt 'Peace Program' By the Associated Press. The Japanese radio said today that a Tokio conference, attended by the leaders of five puppet states had adopted a program for world peare "through mutual aid and assistance" after accusing the United States and Britain of "in satiable aggression and exploita tion" in East Asia. The broadcast, recorded by the Associated Press, said the delegates had issued a joint declaration pledg ing to continue the war to "a suc cessful conclusion, liberating their region from the yoke of the British American combination and assuring their self-existence and self-de fense.” An earlier broadcast reported by the Office of War Information said Japanese Premier Gen. Hideki Tnjo, in addressing the delegates, warned the Japanese against "a superior and haughty attitude” toward the inhabitants of Japanese-occupied regions. The countries represented at the conference, the broadcast said, in cluded the new Philippine • Repub lic. ’ the ’National Government of China” at Nanking, Thailand, Bur ma and Manchukuo. Dope Sale to Soldiers Charged to Suspect | By thf Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 6.--A 24 year-old civilian was charged yes terday with sending 300 marituana cigarettes to a soldier in Berkeley. Calif., and Federal agents testified that a search of his home disclosed orders for "reefers” from nearly a dozen other Army camps. The man. booked as Francis Tay lor. was held in $.3,000 bail for the Federal grand jury by United States Commissioner Norman J. Griffin after Assistant. United States At torney Edward A. Kallick declared at a preliminarv hearing that "this is the blackest crime to come to light here” in years. Nothing could be worse than sabotaging the health and the morale of our men in the armed forces.” Mr. Kallick said. Deputy United States Marshal Shock and Narcotic Agent Nick Sur rell told Mr. Griffin that Taylor shipped "doped” cigarettes to Pvt. Milton DardPn of Philadelphia, as signed to a battalion in Berkeley. Taylor was charged specifically with sending unregistered narcotics through the mails and illegal sale and possession of narcotics. Third of D. C. Buses Reveale'd To Be Without Speedometers More than one-third of the buses in use in Washington are operating without speedometers, it was learned today. The shortage of critical materials needed in the' manufacture of speedometers and repair parts to replace faulty ones was given as the reason by Robert Dougan, Capital Transit official. “We simply can't get any speed-' omettfrs or repair parts." Mr. Dougan said, adding that the companv sub mits a weekly report to the Public Utllties Commission on the number of buses operating without speed ometers. Of the 815 buses in operation. 370 do not have speedometers, Mr. Dou- | gan said, adding the latter figure -------it may vary, depending on what ran be salvaged from the 218 buses not in operation. Recently a bus driver, convicted of speeding, complained in court about the lack of speedometers. "I think it is unfair for drivers to be required to operate without one," he told Judge George D. Neilson. "Not only to you. but to the pub lic." replied Judge Neilson. The jurist also advocated the in stallation of speedometers on street cars. “I never have been able to under stand why the new cars were not equipped with them," Judge Neilson said. He has fined several streetcar mo tormen for speeding recently. Japs Send Troops To Halt Chinese Drive In Northern Burma WITH CHINESE AND AMERI CAN FORCES IN NORTHERN BURMA, Nov. 4 (Delayed).—Brig. Gen. Hayden Boatner said today the Japanese had sent reinforce ments by elephants, rafts and mo torboats in an effort to halt a Chi nese advance down the Chindwin River from the Naga Hills, but he declared he was "well satisfied” with the progress. Gen. Boatner, an American who was in charge of training a large force of Chinese, said some Japa nese remained in one or two spots in the upper valley, which the Chi nese have occupied since October 26, but "they are gradually being mopped up." He said the American-trained Chinese involved in the operation probably were the best equipped troops in China's history. He said the enemy had suffered heavy cas ualties. Already American engineers en gaged in building the new Ledo road have taken advantage of the ad vance to lay out the course the road will follow through the valley. The new road, intended to con nect with the Burma road, eventu ally will provide the first land link between India and China. Work was considerably slowed by1 the monsoon, the mud then being 2 feet deep in places. Allied Attack on Sumatra j Predicted by Germans STOCKHOLM. Nov. 6 (/P>.—A Ger man prediction that the Allies would undertake important amphibious operations against Burma and Su matra in the Netherlands Indies within the next few weeks came to day in dispatches from Berlin. Admiral Alfred Saalwachter, writing in a German naval publi cation. said this was the logical as sumption from the transfer of ma jor British and American Mediter ranean fleet units to the Indian Ocean. "There are indications that the Allies plan to atjack Sumatra before the big blow against Burma," he wrote. "Conditions in starving Bengal are retarding the planned Burma war and the English want the Andaman and Nicobar Islands before making an invasion from the sea on the' Burma coast.” British Clothing Sales Highest in 3 Years ! B» the Associated Press. LONDON, Nov. 6—Clothing sales in Britain during September were the highest jn three years with almost every one apparently going on some kind of a spending spree as the result of the issuance of new ration coupons for a 12-month period For the country as a whole sales jumped 80 per cent over August the last month of the old coupon book, the board of trade reported. Tom Wallace Gaining In Mexico City Hospital B> ’h* Associated Pri»sg. MEXICO CITY. Nov. «-Tom Wallace, editor of the Louisville Times, was reported recovering to day at a hospital here after being stricken with an acute internal in flammation while riding a bus be tween Guadalajara and Uruapan last week Mr. Wallace said he came to Mex ico for a month's vacation with Mrs. Wallace primarily to learn Spanish preparatory to attending next year's Inter-American Press' Association convention in Caracas. Mr. Wallace was elected a vice pres ident of the organization last June in Havana. Bozo,Famed Psychic Dog, Buried in Silken Casket By the Associated Press. TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 6.—Death has ended the career of Bozo, the dog whose mind-reading feats amazed, audiences and psychologists in 13, years of touring and won for him eight “honorary'* university degrees., His owner and trainer. Capt. E. C. Lower, who held a $10,000 insurance policy on him. buried Bozo in a spe-j cially-built, silk-lined casket at the Humane Society cemetery here, and said he planned to erect over the grave a monument with the dog's picture inserted in glass. Bozo performed before an esti mated 40,000.000 persons in every State and Mexico and earned more than $100,000 for Capt. Lower. Every time you lick a War savings stamp you help lick the Axis. BACK FROM GERMAN PRISON CAMPS—Recently exchanged American soldiers told their stories of prison camp life today at Walter Reed Hospital. Corpl. Rodney Graham, a Chippewa Indian infantryman from the 45th Division, which landed at Sicily, is in the center of the cot. Around him stand officers and crewmen of American btpmbers and paratroopers. Left to right: Staff Sergt. August E. Turnow of Springfield, Oreg.; Sergt. Edwin N. Nelson of Marshall, Minn.; Technical Sergt. Frank J. Bartnicki, Moosic, Pa.; Staff Sergt. Milton K. Williams, North Platte, Nebr.; Pvt. Robert M. Scott, Greens boro, N. C.; Pvt. Herbert L. Ehrich, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Pvt. Leroy M. Keith, Denver, Colo.; First Lt. Albert W. Glass, jr., Macon, Ga.; Staff Sergt. Norman C. Goodwin, Haverhille, Mass., and Lt. Glen M. Herrington, Ogden, Utah. (From yesterday’s late editions. —Star Staff Photo. Walter Reed Chaplain Tells Of Wounded Soldiers' 'Hates' The soldiers back from the wars ; convalescing at Walter Red Hospital hate three things, to be patronized, be put in the category of a hero I and the songs, “Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer” and "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammution,” Maj. Richard Braunstein, post Chap lain, last night told members of the Women's Sibley Memorial Hospital Guild. "They do not feel that religion can be put in the category of Tin pan Alley," he explained. Maj. Braunstein, who was guest speaker at the annual "Hospital Night” meeting of the guild held at Rust Hall, 1150 North Capitol street, said that of the 1,700 patients in the 45 wards at the hospital, there is not one who regrets "being drafted, enlisting or what, he went through. They all have a healthy outlook—wonderful faith, sense of lvalues and sense of humor—which t is a tribute to the chaplains in the field,” he added. No Time to Look Back. Postwar reconstruction of the world will do no good, he declared, unless the "human aspect" is also taken into consideration. "There is nothing worth the mak ing if it does not make the man," he added. “In vain we build the building if the builder fails to glow." Maj. Braunstein asserted that “everything that is humanely and scientifically possible" is being done for the patients at Walter Reed. not only In the matter of healing, but in the rehabilitation of the soldier back from the wars. He declared that "life is a matter of plough work and we dare not tack our hands of! the plough and turn back. We haven't time for denominations, no time for triviali ties. no time to look back—but straight ahead. One Large Neighborhood. "If this war has done anything constructive,” he concluded, "it has made us one large neighborhood. Isolation is Just a word in our vocabulary. The war has brought a consciousness of each other— social, city and denominational. If we had been closer together in days gone by, we most certainly would not have had this war, and if we don’t stay together there will be no victory.” Mrs. Samuels Mooers. president of the guild, presided at the "Hospital Night” meeting, one of the out standing Methodist activities of the : year. A membership roll call for 44 j church circles followed Maj. Braun stein’s address. A total of $1,940 membership dues was collected as1 against $1,575.50 last year, Mrs. Mooers announced. The funds will! be used to buy equipment for Sibley : Hospital. There are more than 1,500 members in the guild. Charles Hiller, vocalist of Pet worth Methodist Church, presented several musical selections accom panied by Miss Dorothy Strong. Two Democrats Win Offices in Kentucky Despite GOP Triumph Br the Associated Pre^s LOUISVILLE, Ky.f Nov. 6.—Two Democratic nominee* for State' offices managed to withstand the Republican tide In Tuesday’s general election, complete but unofficial re ports showed today. The Republicans elected Simeon1 S. Willis as Governor, and won the ! race for Lieutenant Governor and five other State officials, but Brooks L. Hargrove. Louisville Democrat, nosed out his Republican opponent • by a majority of only 51 votes to win the Court of Appeals clerk contest and A. E. Funk, another Democrat, was elected attorney general. Complete but, unofficial reports gave Judge Willis a margin of 8.303 votes over J. Lvter Donaldson. Car rollton Democrat. Kenneth H. Tuggle of Barbourville defeated Wil liam H. May of Prestonsburg for Lieutenant Governor bv a vote of 265 646 to 264.626. Other State officials elected by the Republicans were secretary of state, auditor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction and commissioner of agriculture. The Democrats retained control of the Legislature, holding a 23-15 edge in the Senate and a 56-42 margin in the House with two House contests still unreported. - 'Continued From First Page t around this contract many far reaching questions of governmental policy. Couldn't Recover I>o**es. "These larger questions of gov-' ernmenta! policy, the solution of which unhappily has been too long deferred, will now, we hope, be faced and solved. The Government can , rectify, by appropriate action, any change of policies that may be nec essary. But we could never recover the losses, especially of human life, that would result from failure to provide the materials of war." The industry signers were George H Mead. Reuben B. Robertson. James Tanham, and Walter Mar get ts. Said Chairman William H. Davis, in a statement accompanying the decision: "The contract signed by Secretary Ickes and the president of the United Mine Workers pays the day. rate mine workers $1.50 for an extra full hour of work each day. This is what they would get under the pres ent contract. When corrected for tonnage workers, it will be within the limits of the national wage sta bilization policy because the in creased daily earnings will then all be in payment for increased produc tion of coal.” Morse Raps Decision. In a sharp dissent Mr. Morse said, "The Nation should have exercised its sovereign powers to meet the challenge raised by the economic action of the United Mine Workers, rather than capitulate to that chal lenge by offering them a contract which appears to have been dictated at the point of the strike weapon.” i "The example set is bound to in fluence the conduct of other irre sponsible labor leaders and under mine the disciplinary control of pa triotic and responsible labor leaders who believe that their members1 should live up to the no-strike pledge." he added. In the dissent Mr. Morse con tended that ‘‘the contract jeopard izes private property interests be cause in all probability the owners of the mines will have to accept its terms, if and when their mines are returned to them, or be faced with strike action. The record indicates." he said, “that many of them cannot operate their mines without a sub stantial Government subsidy be cause travel time in their mines is far in excess of the assumed 45 minutes.” Steelworkers Want Raise. (Almost simultaneously word; came from Philadelphia that, the! CIO United Steelworkers, headed by Philip Murray, one-time lieuten- ■ ant of Mr. Lewis, would draft new wage demands at an Executive Committee meeting Monday. Some sources predicted the steelworkers i would ask a flat increase of 15 cents an hour.) The WLB resolution approving the Ickes-Lewis agreement provides for “clarification and resubmission as to (a) the provisions for payment of tonnage or piece workers and (b) the application of the provi sions as to the pushing of cars in places where it is impracticable to deliver the cars to the working place other than by pushing.” Mr. Davis, in a letter to Mr. Ickes, reviewed the effect of the new scale on the hourly worker and added: “To make the same principle* ef fective, the travel time rate for ton nage workers should apparently be but two-thirds of that specified in the Illinois agreement." The difficulty here lay in the fact that the Ickes-Lewis agreement in corporated all sections of the Illinois agreement not disapproved by the WLB in its decision last week. The WLB did not specifically disapprove j the section dealing with tonnage workers. It maintains, however, that its disapproval of the rates for hourly-paid workers in the Illinois plan necessarily implied rejection of the formula for tonnage workers. No serious difficulty is expected on the “car-pushing'' issue. Steel Formula Not Involved. The ‘Little Steel" formula, which has been the basis of the adminis tration's wage stabilization program, does not enter into the soft coal case. The men's earnings will be bigger under the formula adopted, but there is no increase in basic wages. The formula permits a cost-of-liv ing adjustment of 15 per cent of the average straight-time earnings paid on January 1, 1941. The WLB found she soft coal miners had received a full 15 per cent increase, or more, in the spring of 1941 and therefore could not be allowed a further in crease. The board points out the miners' increase in eaminings is permissible under the stabilization program because there is also increased production. The rate of increase— time and a half after the seventh hour—is no greater than the miners could have obtained under the terms of their old contract. An additional increase accrues to the men after the 40th hour in the form of payment for underground travel time. The board says this is required bv the Fair Labor Stand ards Act and hence does not breach the "Little Steel" formula. Part of the increase given to the anthracite miners—32 2 cents—is under the formula. The remaining 37 8 rents a day is allowed for an increase of 15 minutes production time, taken from the luncheon period, at the rate of time and a half. .Virginia Miners Waive Portal Pay Before April ROANOKE. Va.. Nov. 6 W.—'The United Mine Workers of America, in an amended answer filed in Federal District court here to a suit brought by the Jewell Ridge Coal Corp.. has waived all claims to portal-to-portal travel time for miners prior to April 1. The corporation has asked a de claratory Judgment to determine whether travel time by miners is work time. Agreement was made yesterday With counsel for the case to open November 17 here. State Senator Leonard G. Muse, a member of de fense counsel, issued a statement after the conference, in which he said "the bill of complaint charged in effect that the mine workers, as a matter of law. because of con tracts and agreements, were not en titled to overtime compensation.” "Subsequent to the filing of the answer of the mine workers in this case.” he said, "the United Mine Workers of America made an agree ment with the Illinois Coal Oper ators’ Association whereby all claims for portal-to-portal compensation accruing prior to April 1, 1943, were settled and discharged. “The mine workers, having agreed to relinquish a part of their strict legal rights to the Illinois operators, feel that the same principle should be followed with reference to plain tiff Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the period of time covered by the contracts and agreements." FCC Probers to Seek Additional $75,000 Fund An additional appropriation of $75,000 to complete a special House committee’s investigation of the Federal Communications Commis sion will be asked by Chairman Lea. it was disclosed yesterday after an1 executive meeting of the committee, i Only a small part of the $60 000 already voted remains unspent, it was said. Mr. Lea succeeded Repre sentative Cox, Democrat, of Georgia,1 as chairman when the latter re signed after criticism by FCC offi cials and some members of Con gress that he was not conducting the inquiry in an impartial manner. Mr. Lea said his committee had reached no decision as to whether Eugene L. Garev, general counsel of the committee under Mr. Cox’s1 chairmanship, will be retained. Like ! Mr. Cox. Mr. Garey also was criti cized for his conduct of the investi gation. Turk Foreign Minister Confers With Eden By the A»soei*te(i Pre«». CAIRO, Nov. 6.—British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Turk ish Foreign Minister Numan Mene mencioglu conferred yesterday at the British Embassy in what was believed to be the first of a series of meetings. The subject of their con ference was not disclosed. In London there was an increas ing British opinion that the Cairo conference might serve as a back drop for an effort to obtain impor tant Turkish concessions to the Al lied cause, such as the use of air bases, and there had even been some speculation that Turkey might enter the war on the Allied side. Two D.C. Area Officers Win Army Rank of Lieutenant Colonels Maj. C. Temple Thomason, 109 Wooten avenue, Chevy Chase. Md., and Maj. Linwood B. McCloud, 521 Hilltop terrace, Alexandria, Va., have been raised to the rank of lieu tenant colonel, the War department said today in announcing the tem porary promotion of eight Army of ficers from the District area The other officers promoted were; Capt. Elgin W. Scott, who formerly lived at 5118 Kansas avenue N.W., to major; Capt. William R. Desorby, to major; Capt. John U. Beirn, 8400 Queen Annes drive, Silver Spring, Md., to major; Second Lt. Joseph Henderson, 123 South Adams street, Rockville, Md., to first lieutenant; Second Lt. Beverly Brockdorff. 301 Highview avenue, Silver Spring. Md„ to first lieutenant, and Second Lt. Harold J. Jennifer, Jr., 1110 Park road N.W., to first lieutenant. Maryland U. Graduate. Maj. Thomason, 32, is stationed here in the headquarters of the Army Air Forces. He attended Tech High School here, and was gradu ated from the University of Mary land, where he received a reserve commission. He entered the service in December, 1940. His wife and two-year-old daughter, Joan, also live at the Wooten avenue address. Maj. McCloud is a native of Ports mouth, Va.. and was graduated from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, but has lived in the District area for the past 15 years. Now 38, he en tered the service in September, 1941, as a reserve officer, and is stationed at the Air Forces annex at Gravelly Point. He was employed by the Bu reau of Public Roads here before being called to active Army duty. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth McCloud, also lives at the Hilltop terrace address. Capt. Desorby is the son of Col. Elmer C. Desorby, a career Army officer now attached to the Adjutant General's Department. Capt. Des orby was graduated from George town University, and enterpri the service several years ago. Hp now is stationed in Georgia, where hs recently married. Georgetown I.aw Student. Lt. Henderson. 26. was a student in the Georgetown University Law School and a member of the Rock ville iMd.i Volunteer Fire Depart ment w-hen he entered the signal corps in June. 1941. Previously, he attended the Montgomery County High School and was graduated from the University of Maryland, where he was prominent as a heavyweight boxer He also did postgraduate work in accounting at Southeastern University here, and was employed by the Philgas Co. in Montgomery' County. He is stationed at Camp Crowder. Mo., and recently was mar ried. His parents. Mr. aeid Mrs. John Henderson, and a sister. Mrs. Nor man Broadwater, live at the Rock ville address. Lt. Jennifer was commissioned a second lieutenant two years ago at the age of 19, after attending a CMTC officers camp at Fort Howard, Md He previously attended the Springfield 'Mass.i College, majoring in physical education, and was an honor graduate of Dunbar High School here. He now is stationed at Camp Clipper, Calif. as a special services officer. His parents. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Jennifer, live here, where his father is employed in the special services section of the Vet erans Administration. 2 Soldiers Get 5 Years On Mann Act Charges Br the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Nov. 6.—Two Army privates with criminal records were convicted yesterday of transporting two young Virginia girls into Mary land for immoral purposes, and Fed eral Judge William C. Coleman sen* tenced each man to five years in prison. * The soldiers. Pvt.s. Peter J. Henkel, 31. and Vincent D'Amico. 21, denied ] they had persuaded the girls to be come prostitutes in various Virginia and West Virginia cities before com ing to Cumberland. Md. Helen Irene Henderson. 18. of Cov ington and Dorothy Echo Martin, Danville, who became 19 October 27, had testified the men induced them jto engage in prostitution, i Hankel, from Omaha, and D'Am ico. New York, who said they left. Fort Bragg. N. C.. without leave about the middle of September, ad mitted criminal records. Miss Henderson said Henkel threatened to kill her if she at tempted to leave and once slapped her face. She said they took $40 from a drunken sailor in a Bluefleld hotel, and that the man was beaten by Henkel and D'Amico. They beat, him again, she testified, when t* was found that Miss Martin had left the sailor $15. Raids ^Continued From First Page' wiping out the Nazis’ fuel sources, lack of which already has forced them to abandon aircraft on the ground in the Italian theater. Gelsenkirchen, situated on the Dort mund-Hamm Railway about 20 miles west of Dortmund, has been bombed 45 times since the start of the war. Muenster. which has been hit 21 times, is an important railway cen ter about 60 miles northeast of Duesseldorf. which was pounded by the RAF Wednesday night. Although anti-aircraft fire was intense, the Germans either were unable to send up interceptors In force qr were unwilling to risk t.heir diminishing fighter strength against the American fighter escort. London Haa Short Alert. As London experienced another short alert last night. Air Minister Sir Archibald Sinclair gave the first official description of the new “secret plane" used by the Germans in recent attacks at London. He said it was the Messerschmitt 410. a twin-engined fighter bomber, which carried a navigator to help the pilot locate his target in high speed sorties, and which, at their fastest speed, flashed across the sky “like scalded cats." Sinclair, praising the United States Air Force as "bonnie fighters and valiant comrades.” said tha RAF Bomber Command's strength had been increased 12-fold to "open the road to Berlin." and was now dropping 20 times the bomb tonnage loosed in the summer of 1940. Three babies less than a week old and six women and a man all over 80 years old were among persons rescued from a large nursing home wrecked by a bomb last night in the brief raid on London. No one was killed in the nursing home, but two persons died in an other where bombs fell, it was an nounced.