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Nov. 27.—The army newspaper Red Star said today the Russians had crossed the Berezina River, inflicting a new blow on the disorganized Ger man Army along the stream where Napeoleon’s legions met final defeat during the retreat from Moscow. Following up his smashing victory at Gomel, Gen. Constantin Rokos sovsky pushed through White Russia west of the Dnieper River, outflank ing the German base at Zhlobin, 50 miles northwest of captured Gomel, the Army newspaper reported. The railroad running southwest from Zhlobin to Kalinkovichi was cut in yesterday's westward surge, when Soviet spearheads captured the town of Shatsilki, where the railway crosses the Berezina. Gen. Rokossovsky's White Russian army reached the Berezina bv a northward push along the west bank of the Dnieper, while other forces enveloped and stormed the fortress city of Gomel east of the river. Nazis Driven From Right Bank. Red Star said a heavy artillery barrage and repeated raids by the Red Air Force drove the enemy from the right bank of the Berezina, which flows southeastward into the Dnieper, 20 miles below Zhlobin. Fast-moving advance spearheads stormed into the towns of Nizhnia and Olba, forming the strongest knot of German resistance in thus Rector. Then they fanned out along both banks of the Berezina, striking north and northwest to sever the Zhlobin-Kalinkovichi railroad. Red Star said the Germans still were holding out in strongly forti fied bases along the Berezina to the northwest and were offering stiff resistance to the advancing Red Army. Gen. Rokossovsky's triumph at Gome! opened the way for a possible general advance toward Pinsk and Brest-Litovsk, chief cities of the Polish Province of Polesie. Siege Began October 13. Gomel, last German-held bastion east of the Dnieper River, fell yes terday after a siege which began October 13, three weeks’after the Russians fought their way into the Gomel sector and crossed the Sozh! River above the strongly-fortified Nazi base. Held up for more than two months by powerful German fortifications,! the Red Army troops, avoiding costly frontal attacks against the strategic stronghold, pushed west, from the Sozh in outflanking j maneuvers to the north and south.; Wednesday's breakthrough at Propoisk, 60 miles north of Gomel, completed the isolation of the be leaguered German garrison and de cided the outcome of the battle. Today Gen. Rokossovsky's troops were pouring through the Gomel gap and extending their control on the east bank of the Upper Dneiper. Red Army advance guards already were reported far west of the river south of Gomel. Russians Reach Davidovka. One Red Army, thrusting toward Zhlobin from the southwest had reached Davidovka, today's Soviet bulletin said, and another was surg ing down from the north from the Propoisk area to complete a pincer W’hich threatened to cut the escape railway at Zhlobin Junction. Other Soviet forces were cleaning up in the Rechitsa area, west of Gomel. (Moscow dispatches to London said 20 German divisions—pos sibly 300,000 men—faced entrap ment'. Capture of Gomel, from which “large enemy forces were routed,” was acclaimed in a special order of the day by Premier Stalin a few hours after the Germans had broad cast their withdrawal from the city. Twenty victory salvos from 224 guns roared the news of Gen. Rokossov sky's triumph to Moscow's populace. (The Paris radio said the Ger mans were trying to rush reserves Into the Gomel area to hold the escape route open, but admitted “they were being delayed consid erably by bad weather.”) Enemy Losses Heavy. In the Kiev bulge to the south of Gomel, Gen. Nikolai Vatutin's 1st Ukrainian Army continued to stand (See RUSSIA, Page A-6.) f'aiy Charges Nazis Shot Captured Officers Latest Slaying Said To Have Been on Leros B> the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Algiers, JIov. 27.—The Badoglio gov ernment, in a special communique Issued through Allied headquarters, todav charged the Germans with shooting Italian officers captured on the battlefields of Albania, Montenegro and the Aegean Islands. The armistice control commission in Italy informed Allied headquar ters that Premier Marshal Pietro Badoglio s government had sent a message to its embassy in Madrid asking that a protest to Germany be made through the Spanish gov ernment. The Italians charged the latest slaying of captured Italian officers occurred when the Germans seized the Dodecanese island of Leros. • -7 TarawaVictory Called Costliest In American Military History Eyewitness Tells How Marines Charged Ashore Under Heavy Japansee Fire By RICHARD W. JOHNSTON, Representing the Combined American Press. (Distributed by the Associated Press.) WITH THE UNITED STATES MARINE ASSAULT FORCES AT TARAWA, Nov. 23 (Delayed).— Bloody, bandaged heroes of the United States Marines have broken the back of this lizard-shaped Jap anese Gibraltar of the Gilbert Is lands today after 60 hours of the toughest fighting in the century and-a-half history of the corps. Ir/'a four-hour push supported by naval gunfire, strafing and dive bombing,'the marines cleared the vital air strip and confined the Jap defenders—Tojo's Corps, the im perial marines—to the island's ta pering tail and to a small blockhouse pocket on the north coast. The Jap soldiers are not surren dering, but are beginning to commit hari-kiri. However, there is every indication they will fight to the end from strong positions and that many more American boys will die before the last Japs are driven from Ta rawa. No victory in American military history was ever attained at a higher price. Battle Fleet Doubled In Year, Now Has 817 Ships, Knox Reveals Marine Casualties 'Very Heavy' in Capturing Tarawa, He Says The United States battle fleet has been doubled in 11 months and has 817 fighting ships today, Secretary Knox disclosed as he announced fresh victories in the Pacific despite “very h^avy” losses to American marines in capturing Tarawa. The Secretary, discussing at a press conference the conquest of Tarawa, said yesterday: “It was bit ter, hard fighting. I want you to prepare the public for heavy losses.” He said he was unable to esti mate the total casualties, but added that the Japanese suffered heavier losses. The entire Japanese gar rison of about 4,000 is believed to have been wiped out, he reported. Mr. Knox compared the campaign for the atoll with the valiant de fense of Wake Island by 400 ma rines, who fought off the Japanese for 15 days and sank seven war ships. Tarawa, he pointed out, is about the same size as Wake, and although defended by the sizeable Japanese garrison, fell in three days. Makin Losses Slight. He described American losses in winning Makin, another Japanese base in the Gilbert Island chain, as “very slight.” In revealing the increase in the American Fleet, Mr. Knox said Japanese shipping was being sunk at the almost incredible rate of a vessel a day. Nine more enemy ships have just been reported sunk. New American ships constructed during the 11-month period total 419—more than a ship a day, Mr. Knox disclosed. He said the 21 American warships lost since January 1 will be made up within the next two weeks, boosting the total combat strength of the fleet to 838 vessels. And he voiced a prayer that the Japanese fleet soon might be drawn into action and wiped out. 40 Carriers Completed in '43. Aircraft carriers, playing an ever more important role in the drive on Japan, made up a large share of the new construction—40 new car riers of all types have been com pleted in 1943. In addition, approximately 230 of the scrappy little destroyer escorts have gone into action, primarily for antisubmarine work, though they can do a full sized job in any battle. The first of this type was com pleted last February with a goal then fixed at 260. Mr Knox said that the quota has been filled 90 per cent—approximately 234 snips—and will be exceeded by the end of this year. He added that the DE’s “now are being turned out at a rate in excess of 40 per month.” More Subs Being Rushed. He reported also “gratifying re sults” in steady increases in the size of the submarine fleet, and said that new submarines completed this year would approximate 30 per cent of the submarine fleet in existence last January 1. The Secretary also said Navy combat planes will more than treble in number “with several hundred planes to spare.” The naval aircraft construction program originally called for 27.000 planes, but, Mr. Knox said, that total now has been revised upward to 31.000. “Although 1943 has been the bumper year in Navy production, 1944 is scheduled to be even larger,” he declared. In terms of dollars, Mr. Knox said, 1944 increases will be $1,300,000,000 in ships and $1,400, 000,000 in planes over 1943 expendi tures. | Col. Merritt A. Edson of marine raider fame, chief of staff to Maj. Gen. Julian C. Smith, commander of the 2d Marine Division, said, "This is the toughest fight in the Marine Corps history. Nothing in any previous war or this one can compare with it.” Lt. Col. Evans Carlson, himself a famous leader Of Marine raiders for their exploits on Makin Island and Guadalcanal last year, is here as an observer. “Guadalcanal was something,” he said, “but I never sawr anything like this.” The sweet-sickening smell of death literally permeates the blasted, shell torn beaches, scarred blockhouses and riddled plateau topped by splin tered, topless coconut trees on this tiny island—only two and one-half miles long and 800 yards wide. Until late this afternoon there w'as no time to bury the bodies of either the marine or Jap dead— many of them killed in the first fierce hours of the assault landing. There is no official count of cas ualties, but Col. Edson reported this afternoon that only a few hundred men of two battalions throw'n into the inner beachhead attack were (See JOHNSTON, Page*A-2.) 8th Army Advances, 5th Smashes Enemy Thrusts Near Venafro American Heavy Bombers Blast Rail Facilities on Both Sides of Italy By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al giers, Nov. 27.—British 8th Army tro*ps have slashed forward to extend their bridgehead across the swollen Sangro River, which has risen over two feet and in .some places is now a thousand feet wide, it was announced today. American troops of Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's 5th Army smashed two enemy thrusts west of Venafro as the weather improved in that sector of the Italian front. In the air w-ar American heavy bombers pounded rail facilities on two sides of the Italian peninsula, hitting at Recco, near Genoa, and at Rimini, on the Adriatic coast. Allied Convoy Attacked. Meanwhile, it was announced that at least 10 German bombers, in cluding some big Heinkel 177s. were shot down early last night when a force of about 30 Nazi planes at tacked an Allied convoy in the Medi terranean. The convoy suffered only slight damage. The attack occurred off North Africa almost at dusk and was in terrupted spectacularly by the ar rival of a swarm of Allied fighters from the Coastal Command—Beau fighters flown by American and British pilots and Spitfires piloted by Frenchmen. The Heinkel 177 is almost as big as a Flying Fortress, but is “some thing of a failure,” the Allied air force said. • The new plane Is 65 feet long with a wingspread of 103 feet, an inch less than a Flying Fortress. It has four engines, but only two propellers, each of which is driven by two engines working in tandem. It is designed to carry the heaviest bomb load of any German plane. »ix linen rianes Lost. The Allied announcement did not say how many planes were lost in defending the convoy, but today’s communique said that in all aerial operations in this theater yesterday 6 Allied planes were missing while 13 enemy craft had been brought down. Enemy infantry forming for an attack in the Mignano region of the 5th Army front was broken up by heavy artillery fire from American batteries. The Germans were reported to be installing new field fortifications on the slopes of Mount Camino and likewise intrenching themselves more deeply along both sides of the Via Casilina, the most direct road to Rome. , Axis Positions Bombed. Strong forces of light and medium bombers pounded the enemy’s front i line positions throughout the day yesterday, especially on the 8th | Army sector. A viaduct was the target of Flying lEprtresses at Recco and photographs : snowed the span probably was hit three times and rendered unservice able for the present. Fortresses also attacked car sheds at Rimini, while Liberators bombed four railway bridges on the Adriatic coast at Falconara, Fano, Sessano and Senegallia. American Mitchells struck at rail way yards, warehouses and docks at Ancona and last night RAF Welling tons bombed railway bridges at Grosseto while fighter bombers hit docks and a small freighter at Civitavecchia, northwest of Rome. Flying without escort, American Marauders laid a heavy concentra tion of bombs in the center of Cas sina, an important base for Ger man troops defending the main route to Rome. The air forces also gave direct support to the adavnce of the 8th Army’s ground forces, who had several clashes with the Germans on the upper reaches of the Sangro as well as improving their bridge head near the mouth of the river. Stuttgart Also Hit; Record Bomb Load Dropped on Reich By the Associated Press. LONDON, Nov. 27.—The RAF’s heavy armadas struck Berlin, the greatest of all German tar gets, a third great blow in five nights with heavy burdens of explosives and incendiaries last night in the campaign to rub it from Adolf Hitler’s Reich. The big raid was accompanied by a simultaneous attack on the major industrial center of Stuttgart, 100 miles to the southwest of the Ger man capital. The two-ply blow split German de fenses, but nevertheless enemy fighters were more effective in stem ming the waves of attacking aircraft and the Air Ministry announced that 32 bombers had failed to return from the twin operation. This compared with the loss of 26 bombers on the first night of the campaign and 20 on the second. 24-Hour Record Set. The operation brought a new 24 hour record in the deluge of bombs on the enemy's vital centers. With Thursday night's RAF at tack on Frankfurt-Am-Main and a record blow at the North Sea port of Bremen yesterday, the total tonnage probably was considerably over the 4.000 peak of November 3 when the United States Air Force bombed Wilhelmshaven and Northern France and the RAF hit Duessel dorf. The greatest force of Flying Fort resses and Liberators ever employed flew against Bremen and with their escorts totaled nearly 1,000 planes. They lost 39 of their number, 29 of them large bombers, and destroyed 56 German defending aircraft. Fires Still Blazing, -v Fires from previous night assaults were still blazing in Berlin as the hundreds of heavy bombers roared over, returning pilots reported, and the Air Ministry said the new bombing was concentrated and "most effective,” with the weather good for spotting the targets. < Strict German censorship prevented neutral correspond ents from reporting today any vital bombing details in the sixth day of the aerial "battle of Ber lin.” • Dispatches from the German capital were confined to the offi cial communique except for the additional mention of a "wild fight” over the city last night by RAF bombers and Nazi planes.) The world's most-bombed city now probably has received a load of about 14.000 tons of bombs this year, compared with the 10,000 which flattened Hamburg. Even before last night's deluge Berlin was 25 to 30 per cent wiped out, according to an unidentified military expert just arrived in Sweden from the Reich. At Stuttgart, one of Germany's major centers of airplane, submarine engine, tank and truck production and an important rail hub on the route to Italy, large fires were light ed, particularly around the railroad yards, the Air Ministry said. The city was bombed by the Fortresses on September 16 and by the RAF on October 7 in a joint attack with Friedrichshaven. Last night was Stuttgart’s 16th raid of the war. The “very great force” . which raided Berlin and Stuttgart went out in three contingents which thundered over the coast for 45 min utes. Some of the bombers started before dark. Two Planes Raid London Area. Soon afterward the Germans. In their second successive night raid on England, succeeded in getting two planes through to the London area. A few bombs fell and several persons were killed. The record American operation yesterday probably involved 700 or more Fortresses and Liberators. In their previous peak on November 3 these heavy bombers, which carry about three tons apiece, dropped something under 2,000 tons of bombs. Their loss of 29 was the heaviest | since the record 60 lost in the Schweinfurt attack on October 14 and was nearly double the 15 which were lost on a Bremen raid on No vember 13. Last night's raid was the 19th this month, a month that probably has seen a record weight of bombs dropped on the enemy. In the pre ; vious peak month of August there were 22 raids, but the weight of bombs probably was lower. A Flying Fortress pilot who took part in yesterday’s mission said that Germany for the first time is be ginning to look defenseless against daylight attacks. “In the last six months things have changed plenty,” he declared. The inability of the Nazis to stretch their thinned out* fighter defenses to cover simultaneous blows against Berlin and other tar gets was brought into bold relief Thursday night when waves of RAF heavy bombers pounded Frankfurt (See RAIDS, Page A-6.) McNary Recovering After Brain Operation Senate Minority Leader McNary was operated on for a brain tumor November 15 and is expected to leave the Bethesda Naval Hospital next week, hospital officials an nounced today. Capt. John Harper, commanding officer of the hospital, said the Sen ator had had an uneventful conva lescence. Senate Asks Probe Of 'Good Neighbor' Spending Activities Byrd Demands Answer By Rockefeller After Charge by Butler By the Associated Press. Senate investigators called for a detailed examination of “good neighbor” activities and spend ing today, the outcome of the charge of Senator Butler, Re publican, of Nebraska that the United States has spent or obli gated more than $6,000,000,000 in Latin America. Nelson Rockefeller, co-ordinator of Inter-American Affairs, said the Butler estimate was a "misrepre sentation of the facts,” and that the expenditures totaled less than *600. 000.000. Mr. Rockefeller gave this informa tion in a speech at an American Legion dinner here last night as Chairman Byrd of the Congressional Committee on Nonessential Federal Spending said he had asked Mr. Rockefeller for a complete account ing. In a 200-page report. Senator Butler asserted yesterday that United States cash is being used for “boondoggling” projects in Latin America. Senator Butler, who made a 20. 000-mile personal investigation, said the neighboring republics either be lieve Uncle Sam is a “sucker” or are plainly distrustful of the motives. The attack attracted wide notice in Latin America, but comment generally was restrained. Vice President Wallace, who has taken an active interest in South ! American affairs, called Senator i Butler's report “a shocking slur to iour Latin American Allies” based on “fantastic figures which have been used in an apparent effort to discredit the Good Neighbor policy.” “As Vice President of the United States, I feel compelled to express my deep regret to our Latin Amer ican allies in the war for the shock ing slur which has been made against them,” Mr. Wallace said. “To the people of the other Amer icas, I want to say it is my belief that the people of the United States are profoundly grateful to you for the sincere, unselfish support which you have given us in our time of need. _“To those New World nations (See GOOD NEIGHBORS, A-6.) Michigan Hunting Deaths Reach New High of 15 By Ihe Associated Press. SAULT STE. MARIE. Mich., Nov. 27.—Hunter fatalities from gunfire in Michigan’s deer season reached the record high of 15 today with the death of Charles P. Kreahl, Gary, Ind. Mr. Kreahl was accidentally shot in the back by a hunting com panion yesterday near Fibre, 40 miles west of the Sault. Besides the 15 killed by the gun fire of fellow hunters, at least five other hunters died in automobile accidents and four others of heart attacks in the hunting areas. The previous high in gunshot fatalities was 14 recorded in 1937 and again in 1940. Temblor Shakes Turkey; 30 Reported Killed By the Associated Pres*. ISTANBUL, Nov. 27.—An earth quake which shook Turkey today hit hard in the Amsya-Tokat re gion of North Central Turkey, kill ing 30 persons and destroying hun dreds of buildings, first reports re ceived here said. It was feared that greater dam age was done in other sections of the country. Although the seat of government at Ankara felt the quake, its center appeared to be in the hills south of the Black Sea. The Anatolian news agency re ported there were three separate tremors totaling 25 seconds. J. M. Lykes, Sr., Dies HOUSTON, Tex., Nov. 27 (£>).— James McKay Lykes, sr„ 63, chair man of the board of the Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., one of the largest operators of American flag tonnage, died last night. Wartime Government Workers May Get Social Security Credit President Orders Simplified System For Identifying Employes by Number The possibility that wartime Government workers whose Jobs will lapse six months after the end of hostilities may get credit under the Social Security Act for the time spent in Federal service developed today as President Roosevelt issued an executive order directing Federal agencies to use individual Social Security account numbers for identifying Government workers whenever this is found desirable. The order itself has no immediate bearing on this matter, it was said, but it was explained that the inter changing of Government retirement and Social Security credits had been discussed between the Budget Bu reau and the Civil Service Commis sion and that a uniform set of ac count numbers would be one of the steps helpful in such a program. If anything of the sort eventually is done, legislation would be re quired. The Civil Service Commis sion is understood to have approved the plan, which would involve old age insurance protection under the - Social Security Act and Government retirement. Thousands of wartime employes who are holding emergency jobs already had social security numbers obtained when they were in private employment. They also have their individual retirement accounts. The regular social security numbers now are being used in the railroad retire ment system, and the War Depart ment uses this system of numbers in setting up allotment accounts. Social security numbers also are being used by the Internal Revenue Bureau for identifying individual tax returns. In his order Mr. Roosevelt said that approximately 70.000,000 per sons already have social security numbers and that "it is desirable in the interest of economy and orderly .administration that the Federal (Government move toward the use of a single, unduplicated numerical identification system of accounts and , avoid the unnecessary establishment of additional systems.” The president authorized any agency finding it advisable "tc establish a new system of perma nent account numbers pertaining tc individual persons” to utilize socia Security account numbers, and di rected the Social Security Board tc make such numbers available wher called on. It was said at the Social Security Board that while it was not manda tory for agencies which have beei: .using other systems of numbering ' to follow the President's direction that undoubtedly, in the interest of uniformity, some would. Both Teams Fit. While it had appeared that Navy's squad would be decimated by a plague of midweek illnesses, all the midshipmen were in good working order, and Capt. J. E. Whelchel an nounced his regular line-up would start. It was the same with the Army forces. Lt. Col. Earl Blaik's athletes were every bit as fit. Only Doug Kenna, September choice as the team's best back, was in the ques tionable class. He hasn’t scrim maged since early November, but 'may see action today as a passer. Half of the cadet corps had seats on the Navy side and under the guidance of midshipmen cheer leaders was to give vocal support to the “enemy” from Annapolis. Notre Dame Favored. In today’s other top game Notre Dame will attempt to wind up its first unbeaten and untied football season since 1930 by defeating the Great Lakes Bluejackets who are flowered by two former Notre Dame players, Emil Sitko and Steve Juz wik. Notre Dame was expected to notch its 10th straight win without too much trouble, but Great Lakes will present a staunch defense which has held opponents to an average of 105.5 yards by rushing per game and an average of 69.5 yards through the air. Northwest ern, breaking the Bluejacket line for 203 yards, is the only team to top the 200-yard mark this season. A capacity crowd of 23,000 re cruits will watch the Bluejackets shoot for an upset victory In their Ross Field “portable” stadium. A triumph would give the team a record of 10 wins and two losses in a campaign to repeat for the Na tion’s service teem championship. Army, Navy Teams Both at Peak for Traditional Contest Notre Dame Is Choice Over Great Lakes to End Season Sweep Ey the Associated Press. WEST POINT, N. Y„ Nov. 27.— Army and Navy football teams will trot onto the field today virtual even-money betting fa vorites in their second meeting during the present war. Shunted to Michie Stadium by a presidential order which limited spectators to those who live within a 10-mile radius of the field, the game will draw only 16.000 fans in contrast to the 100.000 which jammed stadiums at Chicago and Philedelphia in peacetime en counters. Today's contest could have done likewise. The teams suffered only one defeat each—by Notre Dame— and the Army had an additional blot on its record in the 13-to-13 tie by Pennsylvania. Cafonsville Doctor Charged With Giving Draff Evasion Advice FBI Soys Dr. J. S. Hens Asked $2,500 to Instruct District Area Man By the Associated Press. BALTIMORB, Nov. 27.—The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced today the arrest ol Dr. James S. Hens, Catonsville physician, accusing him of ac cepting what he believed was $2,000 for instructing a prospec tive Army inductee in feigning psycho-neurosis to avoid mili tary service. Dr. Hens, 52. is a Baltimore psychi atrist who was employed part time by the Baltimore Army inductior center. A native of Switzerland, he has resided in this country 20 yean and is senior assistant physician ai Spring Grove State Hospital. The FBI said the inductee, Ferdi ■ nand Nauheim, resident of a Wash ington suburb, was given a pre | liminary examination recently b; Dr. Hens. Asks $2,500 Fee. “As a result of information ob tained from Nauheim by Dr. Hem at that time,” the FBI said in i statement, "Dr. Hens later com municated with Nauheim, offering to assist him with his deferment. “At the suggestion of the doctor he and Nauheim had a meeting ir Baltimore a few days thereafter where the plan was outlined and i fee of $2,500 was set as the price foi information to be furnished by Dr Hens by which Nauheim could" mis lead the doctors who would subse quently examine him before his in duction.” 3r' i Passed Dummy Package. The FBI said the men met at a restaurant near the Pennsylvania Railroad station last night, where Nauheim gave Dr. Hens a dummj package supposedly containing the money while the pair dined. After the money was passed, Dr Hens began giving Nauheim instruc tions on how to act and talk in order to attempt to be classified 4-F. "In accordance with prearranged plans with Nauheim, after the in structions were completed. Dr. Hens was taken into custody by special agents of the FBI * * *.’* Dr. Hens is married. When arraigned before United States Commissioner James K. Cul len, Dr. Hens was held in $15,OOC ball for a further hearing Decem ber 3. Patton's Case Not Yet Closed, Reynolds Says Senate Committee To Continue Inquiry Despite Army Report PRESBYTERIAN EXECUTIVE tell* of effect of Patton incident on sol diers overseas. Page B-l (Text of Eisenhower Report on Page A-7.) By J. A. O’LEARY. The Senate Military Affairs Committee is holding open for further study the case of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, jr., despite the report of Gen. Dwight D. Eisen hower that adequate corrective action already has been taken as the result of Gen. Patton's treatment of two of his enlisted men in Sicily last August. In the report, read to the Senate late yesterday, Gen. Eisenhower called Gen. Patton's conduct "repre hensible,” but called attention to the general's apology to his entire 7th Army and to a letter of rebuke from Gen. Eisenhower. The com mander of the Mediterranean the ater also emphasized his belief that Gen. Patton's ability as a leader in battle will make him useful in the fighting still to be done. Gen. Eisenhower gave every indi cation that he considered the case closed, and that Gen. Patton would retain his command, as did Secre tary of War Stimson in submitting the report. The Army and Navy Journal un official but authoritative service publication, today praised Gen. Pat ton's accomplishments, but declared that any officers guilty of under mining a "state of discipline based on mutual respect1’ should be re lieved instantly of command. Suggest Patton Rest. "After a rest as in the case of Gen. Patton." the Journal's editorial said, /'they might prove to be useful again." Tire Army and Navy Register, an other unofficial service publication, said in an editorial: "Another regrettable affair in tha Army..must be attributed to the de sire to suppress news. If the inci dent * * * had promptly been dis posed of and a truthful statement issued from the headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Allied commander, it probably would hav# been passed by as a happening fol lowing the difficult campaign in Sicily when nerves of officers and men had been severely strained. Instead, an effort was made to sup press the story although it waj known to a number of people." Avoiding any comment on the Eisenhower report. Chairman Reyn olds of the Military Affairs Commit tee merely said. "This by no means closes the matter," and added the committee would discuss it further at a meeting next week. Promotion Pending. When the storm broke with the , delayed revelation of Gen. Patton’s i conduct toward two unwounded bul shell-shocked soldiers there was pending before the Senate commit tee the nomination of Lt. Gen. Pat fon for promotion from the perma nent rank of colonel to major gen eral. Senator Reynolds said this and other pending nominations may come up next week. Whether the committee goes any j further into the Patton incident is likely to depend on what informal j reaction it gets from the Senate as a whole during the next few days. Senator Holman, Republican, of Oregon, one of the few committee members who commented imme diately, said, "I've just got to defer to Gen. Eisenhower, who is out there.” "My current notion," he continued, “is that I want to win this war. There are a lot of things I don’t like, j but expediency in winning the war .must be considered.” Thomas Lauds Report. Althoigh not passing final judg ment on the matter, Senator Thom ! as. Democrat, of Utah praised Gen. Eisenhower for his full report on ; the subject, and said he believed Gen Patton's apologies "shows ha (See PATTON. Page A-6.) New Tire Quota Raised Slightly for December By the Associated Press. The December quota of new tire* for passenger cars and motorcycles will be 27,685 units more than the number available for civilians in No : vember, the Office of Price Adminis tration announced today. The agency emphasized, however, that the shortage of new tires con tinues. and that the December figure is substantially below that for Oc tober and earlier months. More ex tensive use must be made of re capping services, OPA said. The truck and bus new tire quota also was boosted slightly, with 290, 519 units available next month as compared with 290.245 in November. A total of 581.373 new tires for pas senger cars and motorcycles is the I December quota, as against 553,688 in j November. Officer Resigns in Probe ! Of Sale of Army Tools By the AssociateB Press. The War Department announced today that an investigation into the sale of Army-owned tools in Detroit to private sources had resulted in the resignation of one officer and that others will be "subject to reclas sification proceedings" or sever ad ministrative admonitions. Changes also are being made in the Army's procedure for handling the sale of obsolete and surplus ma terial with special reference to cut ting tools, the department said in a statement.