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Nazis Close Border
Between France and Spain, Rush Defenses By the Associated Press. MADRID. Nov. 14.—The Germans have closed the French-Spanish Mediterranean border to all but a few diplomatic travelers and are busily strengthening the coastal de fenses against the threat of an Allied invasion, dispatches from Port Bou on the Spanish side of the bor der said today. Labor gangs are working day and night on the fortifications, travelers said, and German engineering units are feverishly mining the beaches and mountain passes behind the coastline. The work was said to be going on particularly between Nar bonne and Cerbere, along a 50-mile stretch comprising the extreme southeast tip of France. Meanwhile, travelers recently re turned from Germany expressed the belief that the Nazis were getting ready to launch a surprise winter operation from southern bases—per haps a counteroffensive in Italy—in the hope of coming up with a' vic tory which they could wave before the home front and their satellites. Other travelers’ stories tended to confirm reports that an executive triumvirate had emerged in Ger many after the fall of Fascism, com posed of Reichsmarshal Herman Goering, Fleet Admiral Karl Doe nitz and Field Marshal Gen. Wil helm Keitel, chief of the German high command. This triumvirate has succeeded in concentrating a great amount of the Nazi party s power in its hands, but bv no means operates without Adolf Hitler they said. They pictured Hitler as cleverly playing the triumvirate off against another powerful Nazi combine headed by Gestapo Chieftain Hein rich Himmler and Martine Bor mann, successor to Rudolf Hess as deputy chief of the Nazi party. Rifes for Col. Whifcomb To Be Conducted Today Burial Services for Col. Clement C Whitcomb, 75, supply and finance officer in the Surgeon General’s Office from 1918 to 1931, will be held this afternoon in Arlington Cemetery. Col. Whitcomb died Tuesday in St Petersburg. Fla , where funeral serv ices were held Saturday. He had made his home in St. Petersburg after he was retired in 1932, at his own request, following 30- years' service in the Army. During the World War Col. Whit comb was in charge of a medical depot for the Army in France and also served as purchasing agent. He was a member of the commission ap pointed to determine the cost of the Army of Occupation and later was detailed for six months to aid in compiling the medical history of the World War. He is survived by his widow and 8 son. Col. John C. Whitcomb, on general staff duty at headquarters of the 2d Army in Memphis, Tenn. Births Reported Brigham. Francis and Hester, bov Dawson. Aibert and Sallie. girl. Ely. William and Helen, bov Fellow. Richard and Theresa, boy Gibson. Guy and Ruth, boy Greenberg. Stanley and Edna. girl. Grier. Glover and A. EiuabcTi. eirl Howard. Belvin and Ruth. boy. Hyland. Charles and Margaret, boy. Lynch, Joseph and Marlon, eirl. Marvel. John end Janet, girl. Miller. John and Virginia. girl McCarthy. William and DordUiea. boy. Patterson. William And Martha, eirl. Plummer. George and Hazel, bov. Rogliano. Albert and Aim*, eirl gust. Charles and Jesst*. boy. Shilling. Russel! and Flora, girl. Smith. Hugh and Anifa boy Stuart. Ernest and Sally, girl. ©wink, Houston and Elizabeth, boy. Targo. John and Clarice, boy. Wolford. John and Nancy, boy Cunningham. Charles and Katherine, boy. Edlowitz. Ellis and Leonora, boy Faust. Lloyd and Josephine, girl. Field. George and Mar.iorie. boy Gomolka. Walter and Frances, bov Greenebaum. Edward and Elizabeth, eirl. Hardman. George and Vendetta, eirl. Hunter. George and Adelaide, girl. Knott. Walter and Margaret boy Martin. James and Elizabeth, girl. Maurer. V/alter and Eleanore. girl Mosher. Frederick and Edith, girl. £au. Louis and Mary, bay P*rry, Samuel and Evalyn. girl. Price. Boyce nrid Elizabeth, girl. Fosenbnrgfr. Claude and Doris, girl. Ryan. Joseph and Helen, hoy Smith. Charles and Anne. eirl. St Clair. Boyd and Louise, hoy Studds. Thomas and Frances, boy. Turner. Albert and Roberta, eirl. West. An?hony and Helen, boy. Baxter. Joe and Pearl, boy Bray. Clarence and Mary, boy Chapman. Addison and Rebecca, girl. Collins. Horace and Mae. boy Dearing. Sherman and Dorothy boy. Diggs. Wili am and Margaret, girl Dyson. George and Catherine, girl. Edward. Nathaniel and Bessie, boy. Hilliard. Thomas and Julia, boy. Johnson. James and Ethel, girl. Madden. Wendell and Marie, girl. Pratt, James and Alice, boy Tobin. Andrew and Leola. boy. Washington. John and Virginia, girl. Blakney. Vernon and Mittieree. girl. Brown. James and Bessie, boy. Coleman. Willie and Julia, girl. Crouch- Robert and Frances, boy Delaney. Arthur and Elizabeth, boy. Dodson. Harry and Edna. girl. Edmonds. James and L*vinia, boy. Fuller. Herbert and F'lonne. girl. P»e-War Boundane. As Of Sept 1.1939 RUSSIANS PRESS ON—The Red Army today was reported driv ing close to Korosten and the Germans reported the Russians had reached Rechitsa. A Berlin broadcast said the Russians had broken through the German lines between Zaporozhe and the area north and northwest of Krivoi Rog. Shaded area is Axis held. —A. P. Wirephoto. Soviet Losses 'Before Breakfast' Equal Ours, Stalin Told Hull i By the Associated Press. ESSEX, Conn., Nov. 15.—Total American casualties so far in the war number "about what the Rus sians report every morning before breakfast," Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt declared last night that Premier Stalin had told Secretary Hull. Mrs. Roosevelt said Secretary Hull reported the comment on his return to Washington from Moscow re cently. Premier Stalin asked what the total American casualties were to date, she quoted Mr. Hull. When he was informed, he compared it with Russian casualties for only part of each day, she said. The President's wife was speak ing at a forum in the Essex Con gregational Church on "Questions Facing Us in a Postwar World.” Her quotation of Secretary Hull came while she was commenting on this country's debt "to those people who have fought for us." Her talk was devoted to discussing postwar questions rather than pro posing solutions. Among the others she listed were: "What did we do or fail to do at the close of the last war which caused the failure to obtain a lasting peace? "How much responsibility are we going to accept personally for the; solution of problems at the close of this war? "What are we going to do about the physical condition of our chil-i dren to enable us to have a better manhood 25 years from now? Altar an hour's discussion she re plied to queries from the capacity audience present for the forum, the first in a series of six on the gen eral.tbeane of problems of world gov emmeift. Mrs. Roosevelt Appeals For Racial Harmony NEW YORK, Nov. 15 OP).—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt said yesterday "we will never have the' kind of peace we hope for” until prejudices are put aside so that peoples of all races, religions and color may live in harmony. At a meeting opening a iund campaign for the Colored Orphan Asylum of Riverdale, the President's wife said: "I think gradually we will come to look upon all people as human be ings and so be on the way to fol lowing the pattern set by Christ— Stove and Furnace PARTS Complete Stock Rudolph & West Co. AMPLE PARKING 605 R. I. Ave. N.E. HObort 4870 and Monterrey American Airlines provides Passenger, International Air Express and Air Mail service "sooth of the border.” On American’s Flagships you can go from Washington and from other important centers in the United States and in Canada dI the way to Monterrey and Mexico Gty. This service to Mexico is also a time-saving way to reach the great aerial routes to the Canal Zone and Central and South America. Please Phone EARLY for Reservations EXECUTIVE 2345 Ticket Office: 813 15th Street N. W. American Airlines * ROUTE OF THE FLAGSHIPS the pattern to live our lives in kindliness to theirs, and to begin this with children. "Persons of all ages need to feel that they belong—that they belong entirely. Unless we learn to live in harmony with people of different races, of different religions, and dif ferent color, we will never have the kind of peace we hope for.” Deaths Reported Sue Jane Mason. 71. 1200 C st. n.e. Arthur A. Brame. 50. 1120 11th st. n.w. Lena G. Abell. 42. 1008 I at. s.e Mary L. Wright. 37. 30 Seaton n.w. Jeanne Ellington. 20. 1728 N st. n w. Jacqueline Hammill. 0. Alexandria Va Infant Dorothy Smith. 1745 L st. n.w. Infant Beverly A Butco. 3820 5th st. n.w. Margaret V. Jackson. 70. Moo 2nd st. n.w. James Mills. 02. 950 Westminster st n.w. Henry Washington. 00. 1229 1st st. s.e. Jane Dorsey. 53, Hyattsville. Md Ernest Newman, 25 2112 E st. n.w. Rosa Goodman. 43. 1740 L st n.w. Carol Brewer. 18. Brentwood. Md. Marlorie Myles. 3. 5013 Lee st. n.e Infant Mary E. Newman. Mitchellvllle. Md Infant Faye Chapman. 181k G st. n.e Louretta E Caywood, 91. 0838 Oth st n.w Lyman B. Swormsted. 90 2 Thomas Circle. Augustine Foisy. 87. 1500 35th st. n.w. Margaret O'Neil. 80. 220 H st. n.e. Ella C Smyth. 79. 2120 Conn. ave. n.w Harry F. Lowstuter. 77. 0013 4th st n.w. Caroline W. Clements, 74, 3805 10th at. n.w. George A. Pumphrey, 73, 438 Manor pi. n.w. Elizabeth Ooutier, 72 Atlantic City, N. J. Andrew L. Acton. 09. 917 9th st. s.e. Christina C. Alexander, 08. 32 Buchanan st. n.e John L. Lewis, 63, United 8tates Soldiers' Home Joshua A. Thomas. 03. 1009 35th pi. n.w Olive R Holland. 57. 3005 Patterson st. n.w. Mevers Levy. 54. San Francisco. Calif. Elsie P Martin. 52 2305 18th st. n.w. Octavia W. McCafferty. 33, Arlington. Va. Infant. Rebecca Reid. Vienna. Va Infant Joanne Burroughs. 41 Buchanan st. n.e. Walter Smackum. 03. Blue Plains, D. C. I Louise Miles. 59. 20 P st. n.e Estnk Brosden. 44. 1 127 Girard st. n.w. Walter Mowre 41. 1933 4th st. n.w. George R. Gilliam, 25. 1310 Corcoran st. n.w. South Africa Good Market South Africa is rapidly becoming a foremost market for Argentine goods, as is shown by that country's rise to third place in Argentina's j export trade. i Russia Plans to Keep 1939 Slice of Poland, Oumansky Indicates By the Associated Pres*. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 15,-Russia still plans to retaian the slice of Poland which she received in the September, 1939, agreement with Germany, Soviet Ambassador Con stantine Oumansky has indicated. In a recent address commemorat ing the anniversary of the Russian revolution, the Soviet ambassador to Mexico said: “According to estimates, we (the Soviet army) now are only 145 kilometers (90 miles) from our west ern frontier. "I wish that were true, but I must inform you that we still must win back *50 kilometers (280 miles) in the same direction in order to reach our frontier with Poland.” The longer distance coincides with the frontier at Brest-Litovsk and Vilna, which the Russians reached in the invasion of September, 1939. The 145-kilometer distance referred to the old Polish border. Alexander Korneichuk, a member of the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic, said in an article published by the Russian Embassy Information Bulletin in Washington last February that “only a hopeless fool can believe that Lwow and the population of the western regions of, the Ukraine are waiting to return to Polish rule.” Henry F. Voigt, 67, Dies; FBI Employe Here Henry F. Voigt, 67, special police man for the Federal Bureau of In vestigation, died yesterday at his home, 5416 MacArthur boulevard N.W., after a short- illness. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home, followed by burial in Mount Zion Cemetery, Bethesda, Md. Mr. Voigt had been employed by the FBI for two years. For about 10 years before then he had served the District government as a construc tion foreman. At one time, he oper ated his own business as an excava tion contractor. He was a native of the District and was a member of St. Alban's Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ar manda M. Voigt; two sons, Sergt. Walter L. Voigt, in the Army, and Robert H. Voigt; a daughter, Mary I. Voigt; a grandson. Bobby Voigt; five sisters, Mrs. Sophie Lindner. Mrs. Dora Hesterberg, Mrs. Mamie Brcmmerman, Mrs. Minnie Law, all of Washington, and Mrs. Janet Bur rell of Florida, and three brothers. August. Willie and Carl Voigt, all of Washington. Add part of your bloodstream to the swelling tide of victory. Call Blood Donors, District 3306, for an appointment. 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One-pound size—60c; half-pound—35c; travel size—25c. 1* Saves up to V3 Shaving Time. Saves } our Blades and Money. Makes Shaving Smooth and Easy. . i Mrs. Stewart-Rkhardson, Wife of British Official, Dies Mrs. Elizabeth Peabody Stewart Richardson, wife of Maj. Robert Montagu Stewart-Richardson, for merly an attache of the British Em bassy here, died Saturday in Miami, Fla., where her husband is in charge of special services for the Royal Air Force, it has been learned here. Funeral services will be held at 11 a in. Wednesday at the Fifth Ave nue Presbyterian Church in New York, with burial in Woodlawn Cem etery there. Mrs. Stewart-Richardson had lived here for several years until her husband was assigned to Miami a year ago. Their daughter, Elha beth, now the wife of Lt. Edgar Lakin, U. S. N. R., was born in Wiltshire on the family estate, Dauntsey. She made her debut here November 26, 1940. Mrs. Stewart-Richardson was the daughter of the late Alexander Mair Stewart of New York. Her husband and daughter are the only survivors. 3 Seized at Stadium As Ticket Scalpers Boom times and a good Redskins team are responsible for the flour ishing business of ticket scalpers at football games this year, police say. Police arrested three men outside of Griffith Stadium yesterday on a charge of selling tickets in public places. They estimated more than 50 scalpers were operating outside the ball park. Those arrested were Orlando Als ton, 23, colored, 1600 block of Ninth street N.W.; Leonard C. Jackson, 29, colored, 900 block of Forty-fourth street N.E., and Sam Rappaport, 41, 4200 block of Wisconsin avenue N.W. Alston and Rappaport will appear in Municipal Court today. Police said Jackson had decided to forfeit $25 collateral. Sid Carroll, general manager of the Redskins, said every effort had been made to keep tickets out of the hands of scalpers. One method they use to obtain tickets, he said, was to send messenger boys to pur chase tickets in blocks of four. 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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 15. —The National Grange convention today re-elected Albert S. Goss, of Washington, as national master for a two-year term. Mr. Goss received 05 votes to one for Louis J. Taber, former national master of the farm organization. The convention called on the Government yesterday to reduce ration point values on pork and pork products as a step to help prevent hog prices from falling below the War Food Administration's guaran teed minimum. With hogs from this year’s record crop beginning to move to market in large numbers, prices in recent days have declined below the WFA’s support price of $13.75 per hundred pounds, Chicago basis. This drop in price, the conven tion said in a resolution unani mously adopted, will result in “great financial loss” to hog farmers, in a loss of confidence in Government price promises for 1944, in reduced production next year and aggra vated meat shortages. The Grange took the viewpoint that if ration values were lowered during the heavy marketing season for hogs, consumer purchases would Increase and packers would be able I to And a ready market more nearly In line with the large volume of hogs offered them. Mrs. George Topham, 84, Buried in Oak Hill Funeral services for Mrs. George Topham, 84, who died suddenly on November 7 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. B. Whittet, 3271 Van Hazen street N.W., were held Wednesday from the Van Hazen street address. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery. A native of Georgetown, Mrs. Topham was the widow of George Topham, whose father, the late James S. Topham, was one of Wash ington’s pioneer businessmen. Mrs. Topham, who attended West em Maryland College, Westminster, Md., had, since the death of her husband, divided her time between the homes of her three daughters, Mrs. Whittet, Mrs. Jesse Cover of Cleveland and Mrs. N. A. Epperson of New Orleans. In addition to her three daugh ters, she Is survived by four grand children, Mrs. David Hogan, Lt. George A. Whittet dl the Army. David Southerland Whittet and Miss Helen Hope Grover. TROUSERS T.Ua"h $4.95 „ Odd Coat• P EISEMAN’S—F at 7th BfgiaaiBBiaBaaiBBBigiaMaaaMi If you can’t gat Smith Bro», Cough Dropi every time, get mad at Hitler. We’re distribut ing our war-reduced output fairly. Smith Bros, have soothed coughs due to colds during S svars. Black or Menthol-still 5f. SMITH BROS. TUM __PROPS IN THE ARMY AIR FORCES I they say: "DAWN PATROLLING* up before rtvoOi I "GET EAGER* for itrive to do your beat j "SUGAR REPORT" [”^,i ^ "CAMEL" for the favorite cigarette with man 1 in the Army HAVE GOT WHAT IT TAKES, ALL RIGHT— PLENTY OF FLAVOR AND EXTRA ^ MILDNESS Camel FIRST IN THE SERVICE With men in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, the favorite cigarette it Camel. (Based on actual sales records.) "ROUTE OF THE EMPIRE BUILDER” MEANS "DEPENDABILITY” TO SHIPPERS AND PASSENGERS I Great Northern Operating “Know How” is Big Factor in Maintaining Victory Pace Dependable transportation by rail never has been so important as now, when arma ment, iron ore and steel, explosives, lumber, plywood, copper, aluminum, mag nesium,and an impressive list of foodstuffs are moving from and to Great Northern territory. Equally important is Great Northern’s movement of men and supplies bound for all the theaters of World War II. This year Great Northern will handle the greatest traffic load in its history with fewer locomotives and cars than during World War I. Its superbly-engineered route between the Great Lakes and the Pacific makes this possible. Great Northern’s short, strategic line crosses the Rocky Mountains in Montana through Marias Pass, lowest in any northern state, and the Cascades in Wash ington through 8-mile Cascade Tunnel, longest in the Western Hemisphere. These advantages assure greater com fort for passengers and dependability of freight schedules. GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY BETWEEN GREAT LAKES AND PACIFIC Here's a mammoth G. N. locomotive roar ing down the Victory trail with a trainload of war supplies. Regular passenger and freight trains, in addition to special military trains, arehandled by different motive power, each designed for a specific job—diesel, dec trie, coal-burning and ou-burning doom locomotives.