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Jones Urges Postwar
Business Plans, Fears
Wealth Concentration
By the Associated Pres*
American business must prepare
now for reconversion to a peacetime
economy in order to prevent post
war chaos, in the opinion of Secre
tary of Commerce Jones.
Mr. Jones expressed concern over
what he termed the danger of post
war concentration of commercial
wealth and said all members of the
business world should co-operate in
postwar planning.
Military victory may come sud
denly, he wrote in the January
issue of Domestic Commerce, there
by affording scant time “to plan
calmly and intelligently for a smooth
transition to a peacetime economy.”
The Secretary noted that many
topflight business firms, members
of civic and commercial associations,
already have taken steps in plan
ning for the postwar era.
“But what of the thousands of
smaller business firms without any
affiliation with groups and lacking
adequate managerial skill to plan
for the future?” he asked. “What
is happening to that basically Amer
ican charistic—private initiative, the
quality that impels men to broaden
their vision, take risks?”
Secretary Jones said it was “per
fectly natural” that the greatest
share of production and profits be
centered in big business during the
war, but added that business seg
ments outside the “inner circle”
should be given consideration in
postwar planning.
“Today this (Commerce! Depart- i
ment sees the danger of a concen
tration of wealth and power in the
hands of a relatively few private
enterprises in the postwar period
if less powerful businesses are al
lowed to become impotent and er.- |
ervated, if private initiative is not '
encouraged,” he wrote.
LOST.
ALLIGATOR KEY-TAINER, Jan. 1st. vie.
21st and H n.w.; reward. Call after 8 p m..
Wisconsin 5236.
BAG. brown alligator. 2420 No. 16th st.,
Arlington. CH. 247 9. Reward.
BILLFOLD, brown leather, cont. driver s
permit, registration card, tire inspec. and
gas coupons <A and B). Reward. A B.
Black. 4 7 08 Dover rd. WI. 6886. 3*
BILLFOLD, tan. Disregard money. Re
ward for papers, key. Elizabeth Fautz,
1101 15th n.w. RE. 4142. Ext. 4851. •
BILLFOLD, black leather zipper. Friend
ship Hts. car, Friday evening: widow’s pay.
Hobart 6151. Ext. 5IS. Reward. 3*
BILLFOLD, brown, zipper; lost near Tolman
Laundry on Wis. ave. Jan. 3; name on
Identification, "Jay Besore.” Reward.
WI 4502
BILLFOLD, brown, vie. Lee Hwy. Service
Station, Arl . Va.: disregard money, return
billfold with cards, etc.; reward. Call
Chestnut 0264. „
BRACELET, gold pendant, with 2 Zodiac
sicns attached: sentimental value to owner;
reward. EX. 2772 day: OR 5428 eve.
BRACELET, identification, gold-plated, un
engraved Reward. WI. 2393.
BRACELET, silver link, lettered U. S
M. C.i" engraved; sentimental value; re
ward. EM. 8244.
BROOCH. Tiffany, diamond, patterned like
Air Corp insignie: lost New Year eve..
Wardman Park or vicinity. Mrs. FredericK
Haas. Wardman Park. 500-H. Reward.
BROWN WALLET, with valuable contents,
finder, please return to Tommy Ray, 2414
30th st. n.e.
CAMEO BRACELET. December 30. either
in taxi or vie. of Army-Navy Town Club.
Reward. Call MI. 8860.
CAT. half grown, tiger striped, male, bit
of white on chin and chest: answers to
name of 4 FCiki; ’ reward. WI. 8322.
CAT. angora, sand colored, vie. 15th and
Meridian Park. 2401 15th st. n.w.; please
return: reward. AD. 9578.
( OAT. lady s, brown sport. Garfiinckel
label eward. Phone EM. 0140.
COCKER SPANIEL, ed. white chin, chest.
"Pete ’ vie. N. Lexington and Lee hwy..
Art . Dec. 24. Reward. CH. 2899.
COCKER SPANIEL, male, black, white
mark on chest, tag on collar. Va. male
13907: Dec. 28. Reward. CH. 47 07.
COLLIE, female. 4 years old. black, gray
and white, answers to the name of
"Bonnie.” lost Thurs. in Bethesda. Re
ward. C. G Soder:;trom, 8005 Custer rd..
Bethesda. OL. 8494.
DIAMOND RING, platinum, 4-prong set
t’.np. side baguettes, with wedding band,
engraved "H. B. W'. to A. S . ’ near 1437
Montana ave. n.e. Liberal reward. Call
HO. 61 84.
E ARRING, round onyx. gold, surrounded by ,
pearls, vicinity University Club and Statler
Hotel. Monday night. Liberal reward.
Finder please call WA. 2230.
EVENING SHAWL, black and white, left
:n taxi Tues. night. Reward. Call Reed.
1661 Crescent pi. n.w. 3#
FILE in taxi cab between Minnesota ave.
and Ambassador Hotel Dec. 29. Call B.
N. Bishop Agriculture. 5430. Reward 3*
H AT. brown felt, fur trimmed: lost in Capi
tol Theater Saturday, January 1. Reward.
MI. 1896.
MINK SKIN from scarf, near Dodge Hotel.
Reward. Call RA. 7142
rocKF.TBOOK. black leather, containing
building pass, drivers permit, registration
card also gas and food war ration books.
<;-’o rvinc s’ n/.v TA 5450.
RING, child's, with diamond setting, on
Alexandria bus or 16th st. bus in Wash
ington Phone TE. 4713. . .
WALLET, black, lost Jan. 1. containing
driver's license, gas ration books, "A ’ and
"C." issued to Daniel M. Henderson. Re
ward. After 6 p.m. call OL. 9552.
WALLET, black. D. C. regist. card, per
mit. draft and classification, social sec^
important receipts, between 3rd and 2nd
on E st. s.e.: lib. reward. 127 D st. • e.
WALLET, brown, containing approximate
ly 8165. between 23rd st. and hgwy. 1.
Arlington and National Airport. Wednes
day morning; contains important per
sonal papers and credentials belonging
to George W. Brozick: return to him at
Hanger No. 2. Wash. Natl Airport, or call
TE 4824 between 5 and 7 p.m.; substan
tial reward will be given.
WALLET, man’s, black, containing social
security, draff and registration cards, ap
proximately 868 in cash, lost Sat., 5:30
and 6 p.m.. vicinity loth and Michigan
ave. n.e. Reward. AD 5755.
WALLET, man’s. Please return to L.
Fowler. 1205 F st. n.e.. or engraving ’de
partment. Washington Star.
WALLET, man’s, brown alligator, contain
ing money, pictures end personal papers.
District driver's permit: also gas ration
books “A" and "B.” issued to Marjorie K.
Oakaham. 901 Pershing drive. Silver
Spnng. Md SL. 6781.
WATCH—Will the person who found »
yellow gold Hamilton watch in the Penn
Theater or s.e. section Sunday evening
please return it to me. Miss Mae E. Leim
bacli. 4514 New Hampshire ave. n.w Call
TA 1387 or DI. 2200. Br. 2470. Reward
WILL PARTY who railed Bradley 0231
about wallet found on Colesville rd. with
tire inspection and A and B gas ration
books issued to Gertrude L. Bouvet. 8134
Wisconsin ave please call again? Reward.
WRIST WATCH, lady's gold Hamilton: lost
vie Ml Pleasant and 16th st. Sun. Reward.
Call HO 8196 after 6 p m.
WRIST WATCH, lady’s yellow gold, octagon,
gold face, in Palace Theater, Dec. 29. Re
ward Emerson 7 547. 4*
WRIST WATCH, lady's Elgin, initials ”R.
H. G rew-ard. Phone TR. 2896 after
8 p.m.
VALISE, initialed "M. P. M..” left with
gentleman at Penna. Station. New York,
fast Thurs. Phone Temple 6552.
LOST RATION COUPONS._
"A" GAS RATION BOOK, issued to D.
Grant Mickle, tj.'S(17 Oakridge ave., Ch. Ch..
Md Cal! WI. no 13.
"B" GAS RATION BOOK and tire-inspec
tion certificate. Harry Conover. 419 N.
Glebe rd . Arlington. Va. CH. 7344.
FOOD RATION BOOK NO. 3. made out to
Phyllis Longcnecker. 1830 Newton st. n e.
No. 437.345 or 43734S CT. 2*
FOOD RATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND I, Is
sued to Mabel Holloway. 1501 Swann st. 4”
GASOLINE "A" RATION BOOK. Lt. Min
nie R. Andrews. Ft. Myer, Va., GE. 1000,
Ext.. Nurses' Quarters.
GASOLINE RATION BOOKS and tire in
spection. issued to W. H. Shellhase, S10
Greenwood ave.. Takoma Park. Md. 3*
GAS RATION BOOK "A.” also tire inspec
tion certificate. H. E. Hardy, Franklin
7081. 3*
GAS RATION BOOK "C," issued to Ed
ward A. Baker. 10H11 Lorain ave., Silver
Spring Md. SH. 0007
GAS RATION BOOK "A,” issued to Wm.
H Newman. tiS12 Pineway. Hyattsville, Md.
Phone Union 5440.
I.AS RATION BOOKS "(V’ 2. .ssued to
Harrv M. Moore, jr.. 3913 Jefferson st...
Hvattsvtlle. Md. Reward. Union 0251.
RATION BOOK NO. 1. Issued to Editha R
McConnell. 4525 Chestnut st.. Bethesda.
Aid 2*
RATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND 4 with the
following name and address: Earsie Jaek
snn. 200 tpwrie d1. n.e. 4
RATION BOOK NO. 3. Issued to Josephine
M Clay. College Park, Md. -
R ATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND 4. Issued to
Mrs. Lena C. Harvey and Mrs. Ann Rule,
17 Elm ave . Takoma Park. Md. SL. 4954.
RATION BOOK NO. 4, issued to George
Rutkoski. COO Spring ave.. Takoma Park.
Md. Sligo 0518. „ 2*
RATION BOOKS 3 AND 4, issued to Clar
ence Mills. Jr., Rockville, R. F. D.. Route 1
RATION BOOK, gas “C." issued to Wood
haven Estate, 7913 Bradley blvd., Bethes
da. Md., WI. (toil. „ . .
RATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND 4. issued to
Tommy J.. Rebecca J. and Helen Jean
Tavlor, 8378 Leona st,. Washington (19).
D C 3*
RATION BOOK NO. 3, issued to George A.
Sutton. 1020 Park rd. n.w •>*
RATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND 4. Issued to
Annette S. Ellis and Marshall G. Ellis;
left in telephone booth. Peoples Drugstore.
:tlst and M: address on books .! and 4. 3*
RATION BOOKS NOS. 3 AND 4, Issued to
Joseph I. Selma and Michael Zucker. 3-06
Wisconsin ave. n.w. . ~
MAR RATION BOOK No. 4. issued to Lt.
Gerald Senimore. .319 N. Lakeside Court.
AVAR RATION* BOOK "™- fssSed to Mrs.
Hen* etta Scott. 3330 Northampton, Chevy
Chase. D. C. Tel. HO. 1562.
FOUND.
KEYS In souvenir container, on Ingraham
n. Phong OK. 2*16.
PEACE AND WAR ON ITALIAN COUNTRYSIDE-Sheep graze peacefully in a field in Italy as an
American antiaircraft gun crew prepares a weapon for use against German aircraft.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
Carlson Offers Plan
To Eliminate U. S. Tax
Returns by Millions
By the Associated Press.
A major legislative operation
designed to make it unnecessary
| for millions of persons to file
any Federal income tax returns
at all was proposed today by
Representative Carlson, Repub
lican, of Kansas. Most income
| taxes would be deducted auto
matically from wages and sal
aries under his plan.
The Kansan, a member of the
j tax-initiating Ways and Means Com
mittee and author of the Ruml pay
jas-you-go bill, described present rev
enue statutes as "a hodgepodge of
.language that cannot be correctly
i and definitely Interpreted by a Phil
adelphia lawyer.”
T daring simplification to be “the
Nv 1 tax job” for 1944, he inserted
m the Congressional Record his own
suggestions for remedy.
Proposes Graduated Scale.
1. Simplify and improve current
withholding provisions so as to elim
inate the need for any returns to be
filed by 30.000,000 of the 40,000,000
to 50,000,000 taxpayers. “This could
be done by adopting a graduated
withholding from wages and sala
ries,” he said, “and at the same time
allowing a percentage of income ex- j
emption” in lieu of the present de
ductions for other taxes paid, inter- 1
est and contributions to churches
and charity.
2. Combine existing personal in- i
come tax laws into one base and!
rate, “Under existing law we have!
one base and varying rates for the!
regular income tax and a separate!
base and rate for the Victory tax,"
he said. “Every taxpayer must
wade through this nightmare of
confusion in order to determine his
liability.”
3. Repeal earned income credit.
"There is sound argument for re
taining the earned income credit,
but its retention greatly compli
cates our tax return and is of little
actual benefit to the taxpayer.”
Senate Debate Due.
The Ways and Means Committee,
after long labors last summer and
fall, brought out a bill combining
the Victory Tax with the normal
income levy. The House passed the
measure, .but the Senate Finance
Committee struck this provision out
of the $2.000.000,000-plus second
wartime revenue measure. The
Senate will debate the measure
when Congress reconvenes next
week.
Representative Carlson said there
is danger that taxpayers ‘‘will be
come so confused and bewildered
that it will affect our national
morale,” unless the statutes are
simplified. He conceded it is too
late to do anything about the com
putations due this March 15. but he
demanded action before another tax
accounting date rolls around, saying:
"We can and must simplify our
tax laws. The day of soothing
syrup and palliatives is past. Noth
ing less than a major operation will
suffice.
Higher Pulp Output
Goal Sought in 1944
Ey the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. Jan. 3.—The War
Activities Committee of the pulp
wood consuming industries called
yesterday for an even greater pulp
wood cutting effort in 1944 and an
nounced figures indicating the 1943
goal had been reached.
Prank Block, director of the or
ganization, commening on work of
the newspaper pulpwood committees
in 27 States, said expansion of
Army and Navy needs require!
maximum production in the coming
year.
Mill receipts of domestic pulp
wood—from which papier and other
vital products are made—were re
ported as 11,911,000 cords during
the first 11 months of 1943, indicat
ing that if December figures equal
the monthly average the goal of 13,
000,000 cords will be passed. Actu
ally, the trend had been upward,
with November receipts 1,115,000
cords.
“The greatest improvement was
noted in the South, which produces
almost half of the domestic supply
of pulpwood,” the report said.
Regarding the newspaper victory
pulpwood campaign, Mr. Block said,
“I am confident that these hun
dreds of local newspaper drives have
been largely responsible for the
improvement.”
Dimond to Speak
A. J. Dimond, Delegate from Alaska
in Congress, will address the Wash
ington Society of Engineers at a
meeting at 8:15 pun. Wednesday at
the Cosmos Club. His talk on “Alas
ka—the 49th State” will be Illus
trated with slides.
Man Classified 4-F
Two Weeks After
Induction Into Army
By the Associated Press.
LA BELLE, Fla., Jan. 3 — Pvt.
Carl E. Malmberg was Inducted
into the Army recently at Camp
Blanding.
He told of his consternation
two weeks later w’hen he re
ceived a 4-F classification card
from the Hendry County draft
board.
"I don't know what my draft
status is,” he commented, "but
I know? I'm in the Army and
expect to stay a while.”
Four Who Kidnaped
Two in Jailbreak
In Iowa Recaptured
By the Associated Press.
DAVENPORT, Iowa, Jan. 3 —
Four convicts, all but one of whom
had previous records of escapes,
were in custody today after they
had fought their way from the
Anamosa State Reformatory in a
melee In which a guard was stabbed
and the deputy warden and a guard
captain were kidnaped.
The four are Frank Brown, 23.
of Poplar Bluffs, Mo., serving a 10
year term for automobile theft;
John Bryl. 31, Omaha; Ralph Cas
sidy, 34, Davenport, and Steve Rat
liff, 31, Marengo. Iowa. The last
three were serving 25-year sen
tences for robbery. Ratliff was
the only one without a previous
break on his record.
Brown was captured at the home
of Forrest Warren after he had
accompanied the Warrens’ 14-year
old son, Herbert, and a companion.
Warren Yates, 14, on their joint
newspaper route. Herbert said Brown
told them of his escape and gave
them $2 not to betray him. Her
bert's father, reading an account
of the break in the newspaper, be
came suspicious of the man who was
with the boys and telephoned police.
Bvrl and Cassidy were captured
by State Senator Frank Martin
when the barking of Mr. Martin's
dog attracted his master to the barn
behind the Martin house. Mr. Mar
tin, a former sheriff, covered the
men with a shotgun and the pair
surendered without a struggle.
Ratliff was taken off a bus after
the driver, Orville Graham, became
suspicious of the man who sat with
hands covering his face. Mr. Gra
ham summoned police.
The four escaped from Anamosa
a fter a furious fight. The men forced
Deputy Warden L. J. Womachka and
Dan Bean, captain of the guards,
into a station wagon and drove them
35 miles before releasing them.
Russia
(Continued From First Page.!
Soviet columns were racing down the
Kiev-Zhmerinka railway, with only
the towns of Kalinovka and Vinnitsa
standing before the Odessa-Warsaw
railway which feeds the German
armies in the Dnieper River bend to
the southeast. Zhmerinka. the junc
tion point of the two rail lines, was
only 35 miles distant, dispatches
said.
Severance of the Odessa-Warsaw
line would leave the enemy with a
few inferior escape roads from
Odessa into Rumania and could
conceivably produce another major
German debacle.
The Russian communique reported
that German rearguards were
launching "ceaseless” counterattacks
in the area between Zhitomir and
Berdichev in vain attempts to stem
the Soviet advance. At no place
were they successful, the bulletin
said.
German broadcasts said Gen. Va
tutin, tank veteran who smashed
German lines in the Don River
Basin in the winter of 1942-3, was
using more than 500,000 troops in
his two-pronged drive on Poland and
Rumania.
The Berlin radio finally acknowl
edged the loss of Zhitomir, which
the Russians captured last week.
Chiang Says Defeated
Japs Should Decide on
Postwar Government
Ey the Associated Press.
CHUNGKING, Jan. 1 (Delayed).—
Generalisimo Chiang Kai-shek, de- |
daring the fate of the Axis was!
sealed in 1943. predicted today that
1944 would see “the beginning of the
decisive stage” of the war against
Japan and disclosed that President
Roosevelt agrees with him that the
Japanese people should be allowed
to choose their own form of govern
ment if they overthrow* their mili
tary regime.
“As to what form of government
Japan should adopt,” Chiang said,
in a 6,000-word New Year message
to the Chinese army and people,
“that question can better be left to
the awakened and repentant Jap
anese people to decide for them
selves.”
The President agreed with him
during talks at the Cairo confer-j
ence, Chiang said, that "all Japanese
militarists must be wiped out and
the Japanese political system must
be purged of every vestige of aggres
sive elements.”
Chiang stated that “with the re
cent Allied landings in New Britain
and other strategic points Japan's
second line of defense in the Pa
cific from the Solonjons to the Bis
marck Sea had been broken.”
He said that the task of encirc
ling the Japanese on the Asiatic
mainland would fall primarily on
Chinese shoulders because "in her
defensive war Japan will have to
make the China theater her last
line of defense where she will take
her last, most stubborn stand.”
"If we prosecute the war in strict
accordance with the strategy we
have agreed upon we can certainly
defeat Japan in the Pacific Ocean
to such an extent that either she
has to surrender unconditionally or
none of her forces will be able to
survive the impact of our pressure,"
Chiang asserted.
Manufacturer-Retailer
Relations Held Improving
By the Associ»ted Pres*.
A growing ‘'big-brother" attitude
on the part of many manufacturers
toward their retail, distributors—
ranging from plain-language inter
pretations of Government regula-i
tions to Nation-wide schools to teach
new methods—promises well for the
business future, the Commerce De-:
partment reports.
Releasing an economic studv on
'Wartime Dealer-Aid Programs.” the
department said last night, that
while the trend toward closer rela
tionships has been evident for years,
it has quickened and assumed new
significance under war conditions.
By shifting the emphasis from
promotional work to management
guidance suggestions and other aids
designed to help retailers survive,
these progressive-minded producers,
the agency declares, “have taken ac
tive measurs to maintain a nucleus
of distribution. Thus they will be
better able to reorganize their dis
tribution systems after the war.
“Furthermore, it is likely that In
many cases this emergency experi
ence will permanently change and
improve the nature of manufacture
er-dealer relations.”
Children Return to Schools
After Longer Yule Holiday
More than 87,000 public school
children returned to classes today
and about 10,000 parochial school
children are returning today and to
morrow after their Christmas vaca
tion.
The public school holiday was four
days longer than usual to permit
hundreds of students to take jobs in
stores and the City Post Office. The
customary week's vacation following
Easter Sunday will be cut to permit
the children to make up the time
lost. The Easter holiday will run
only four days, from Good Friday
to Easter Monday.
The long first semester will end
at its latest date in years—February
4. Usually midyear graduations are
held the last week in January.
Every delicious bite of Suchard chocolate told
you what the Swiss Fondant Process does for the
smoothness and melting-quality of these fine bars.
They liquefy! They satisfy! No smoother taste
has touched your tongue! Say “Soo-SHARD.”
I .SucLvuT CHOCOLATE BARS 1
Victory Will Demand
Everything We Have,
Capper Warns Nation
By the Associated Press.
Winning the war is going to take
“everything we have, even beyond
what ordinarily we would regard as
the limit of endurance," Senator
Capper, Republican, of Kansas said
in a radio speech yesterday.
“And we cannot allord these
strikes for higher wages or higher
prices or bigger profits that threaten
to slow down production and to cost
the lives of thousands of our fight
ing men abroad if the flow of sup
plies slackens for as much as a single
day," Senator Capper declared.
Commenting on a recent state
ment by Senator Johnson, Democrat,
of Colorado that he has been in
formed the United States would
provide 73 per cent of the cross
Channel invasion forces and the
British 27 per cent, Senator Capper
asserted:
“In considering the position of our
great ally, England, we must make
one clear distinction in our first
thinking. We must realize the dif
ference between Britain and the
British Empire.
“The population of the British
Empire is somewhere in the neigh
borhood of 450,000.000 persons. But
the population of Britain is only
around 48,000,000. And the number
of men among the other 400,000,000
ruled by Britain who will fight for
the British is so small that it cannot
be counted.
“Thinking in terms of Britain—
and that is what we must do and are
doing in war planning—the British
cannot do better than 48 Britons
for every 135 Americans.
“Remember these figures when
you feel inclined to criticize the divi
sion of men for the invasion of Eu
rope.”
3 Robbers Hold Up
Ex-Wife of Manville
By thf Associ»t*d Prfs*.
CHICAGO, Jan. 3.—Sunny Ains
worth, 19-year-old seventh divorced
wife of Tommy Manville, was robbed
yesterday of Jewelry she valued at
$1,150 by three men, one of whom
later was shot by police.
The wounded man was identified
by Lt. Harry Penzin as William
Auburn Thompson, 26, Salem. Oreg.,
who was described bv Lt. Penzin
as an ex-convict and Army de
serter. Lt. Penzin gave this ac
count of the affair which occurred
on the Northside:
The three men, after robbing the
Buena Oakes Hotel of $13.35. drove
to the Sherone Hotel. Entering, the
trio found Miss Ainsworth talking
to the room clerk. They forced her
to surrender a $750 diamond wrist
watch, a $400 ring and took $25
from the cash register.
The next stop was the Lakeland
Apartment Hotel, the next hotel
north of the Sherone, where police
had assumed they would strike.
Thompson was shot in front of the
hotel, but the other two escaped.
Gunner Fires On as Tail
Of Bomber Is Severed
By the Associated Pres*.
The War Department today re
vealed the story of courageous Staff
Sergt. Ben P. Colecchi of New
Castle, Pa., a tail gunner who con
tinued firing at strafing enemy Zeros
from the severed tail of his bomber
until it disappeared in the ocean.
Witnesses on the September 11
Paramushiru - Shimushu bombing
mission brought back the story.
The four-engine bomber was at
tacked simultaneously by two Zeros
and crashed. Flyers of the B-24
Liberator formation said the tail
section of the sinking plane broke
away from the rest of the wreckage
and remained afloat momentarily.
Sergt. Colecchi, sitting in that tail,
continued a steady stream of fire
at Japanese strafing planes until
the compartment went out of sight.
He is listed as “missing in action.’’
The Air Medal has been awarded
him by order of MaJ. Gen. Daven
port Johnson, commanding general
of the 11th Air Force.
Air Forces Sales to Public
Trifling, Army Reports
By the Associated Press.
The War Department said yester
day that less than 1.5 per cent of the
excess property disposed of by the
Air Forces in October and November
went into civilian channels.
The surplus goods are handled
through a central outlet for the Air
Forces at the specialized depot at
Memphis, Tenn. Of a total of
$2,574,917 in property disposed of
during the two months, only $36,296
was sold into the civilian economy,
the department said.
“Contrary to published reports
that the Army Air Forces were en
gaged in ‘dumping’ huge stores of
consumer goods on the market.” the
statement said, $2,248,108 of the total
business represented transfers Among
AAF components, and the great
bulk of the remainder went to other
armed services and Government
agencies.
U. S. Network Presents
New Russian Anthem
By tbe Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3.—The new
Soviet national anthem, replacing
the “Internationale” but retaining its
music, was heard in this/ country
yesterday for the first time on the
Blue Network’s weekly war journal,
the network announced.
Sung by a Russian chorus, the
anthem was recorded from a British
Broadcasting Corp. pickup from
Moscow on New Year Eve.
1 STATUTE MILES
RUSSIAN ADVANCE NEARS POLAND—The Red Army’s great
offensive in the Kiev bulge neared prewar Poland with the
capture of Poyaski. Other Russian forces drove on Novograd
Volynski, captured Trayanov and pressed toward Kalinovka.
Shaded area is German-held territory in Russia.
—A. P. Wirephoto.
Thousands See B-17
Explode During Storm;
13 Die, Leap Saves 1
Ey the Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO. Calif., Jan. 3— A
thunderous explosion cracked out of
the stormy sky and thousands of
persons looked up to see a four-mo
tored Flying Fortress plummet to
earth in flames near McClellan
Field, killing 13 men aboard.
One motor, a wingtip and other
parts littered a wide area, and down
from the thick overcast drifted a
lone parachutist—the only survivor
of the strange and tragic ending to
a Sunday flight from McChord Field
at Tacoma, Wash., to Los Angeles.
Maj. James H. Wergen of Salinas.
Calif., commanding officer of the
Yucca ( Ariz.) Gunnery School, was
the survivor. Before being put under
an opiate he told medical officers
he had no recollection of jumping
or of pulling the rip-cord of his
'chute.
He could shed no light immedi
ately as to whether the big bomber
was struck by lightning or exploded
from another cause. Maj. Wergen
came down at high speed on a ce
ment aircraft parking area and suf
fered a possible hip fracture, lacer
ations and the lass of four front
teeth.
Witnesses said the plane, based at
Kingman Field, Ariz., must have
been a mile high when it exploded.
It seemed two minutes or so later
j that it emerged from the low-hang
ing clouds, “like a ball of fire com
ing down.'’ and crashed at the edge
; of McClellan Field, ripping down
some power lines.
The victims included Lt. James S.
Randall. Sylvania, Ohio., and Corpl.
Lloyd W. Krohn, Scanlon. Minn.
Most of the dead were from Wash
ington and Oregon.
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Mail Ban on Esquire
Denounced by Dr. Poling
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PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 3. —The
Rev. Daniel A. Poling, editor of the
Christian Herald, said yesterday he
can find “absolutely no justification
in the Bill of Rights" for the Post j
Office Department's withdrawal of
second-class mailing privileges from
Esquire Magazine.
"However worthy the motive." said
Dr. Poling in a sermon at the
Baptist Temple, “here is something
dangerous that must not stand."
The clergyman, who has visited!
fighting fronts in Europe, Africa and
the Far East, emphasized that he
did not like Esquire and suggested
that it make a New Year resolution
"to more carefully regard and ob
serve good taste.”
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