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600-Mile Air Route
To China as Good As Burma Road By PRESTON GROVER, Associated Press War Correspondent. AN AMERICAN AIR BASE IN NORTHEAST INDIA, Jan. 6.—The brains, bravery and brilliant or ganization of American airmen in the Air Transport Command have been largely responsible for de veloping the new 600-mile aerial supply route to China to the point where it is a worthy substitute for the Burma road. Scores of flyers have been downed In the dense Burma jungles while helping to establish the new supply route. Some have died and some have been rescued after incredible hardships, but due to the secrecy with which the ATC, for obvious reasons, surrounded the operations, the story of their heroism has been a closed book. Now that the route is firmly established some of the tale can be told. The story of these flyers is one not of split-second bravery that de velops under sudden emergency in battle, but the kind of courage and nerve that must be sustained for many hours or days and sometimes many'weeks. Hiked for 35 Days. Sometimes the planes do not make it and the crews must bail out. Sometimes Japanese pursuit planes dive from the Himalayan clouds to down such easy meat as a lumbering transport. When anybody gets out of the Jungle safe it’s something of a miracle. As an example, taxe tne case oi the plane piloted by First Lt. Ted R. Carmack, Brewton, Ala. Those with him in a plane loaded with gasoline included Radio Corpl. James King, Eugene, Oreg., and Corpl. Muriel E. Sampson, Oakland, Calif. A Japanese Zero attacked, forcing them to jump at 10.000 feet. One of the airmen landed in a native vil lage and sent out patrols which brought all the others into the vil lage within two hours. Then began a 35-day hike. On the 17th day they met an American missionary, Allen B. Cook, who fed and doctored them and turned them in the right direction. They reached an American air base in China De cember 9. Elaborate Rescue Organization. To handle such situations an elab orate air rescue service has been organized. When a plane reports trouble or fails to arrive at its destination a search plane takes to the air. The search continues until the party is found or the case is considered hopeless. When lost flyers are found a series of messages are dropped, along with instructions how to answer -with a strip of parachute cloth. If no cloth is available the search plane drops several bolts, for it is useful in trad- j ing with the natives. One of the messages dropped is “Do you need a doctor?” Doctor's Leap Saves Man. Sergt. Frank J. Kulikowski of Chicago was saved by such a pro cedure. Capt. William H. Spruell leaped from a rescue plane, treated the flyer's fractured spine and leg and accompanied him on a long trek as natives carried him on a litter through the jungle. The first medical officer to para- j chute on a mercy mission in Burma was Col. Don Flickinger of Long Beach, Calif., an ATC wing surgeon. ; Ke dropped into the jungle to mendi; the broken leg of Staff Sergt. Walter j' R. Oswalt. Ansonia. Ohio, a member LOST._ BILLFOLD, brown, tipper; lost near Tolman Laundry on Wls. ave. Jan. 3: name on identification. Jay Besoie. ' $50 reward. WI 450*2 BILLFOLD, brown, Dec. 31. important papers and money; reward. Write T. H. ■ Winn. S. F.. *2 C.. U. S. N., A. T. B., Solomon s Branch, luty desk L-12, Wash., D C. BRACELET, rhinestone. Sunday, vicin. I 8th and Col id. or in taxicab; sentimental i value. Reward. Gall TA. 3737 after ! 8 p.m. CAMEO BROOCH, on A & W bus. or Lerner s Dress Shop, ox F st. n.w., Wash-I ineton. D. C. Reward Alexandria 1809.! CHANGE PVRSE. containing approximate-, ly $40 and *2 keys; vicinity of 1st and C st? n.e Reward. LI. 8844. COCKER SPANIEL, red. white chin, chest. ‘ Pete.'* vie. N. Lexington and Lee hwy.. Ail. Dec. *24. Reward. CH ‘2899. COCKER SPANIEL, male, black, white mark on chest, tac on collar. \a male 13907; Dec '28. Reward. CH. 1707. COIN PURSE, black, con’ rosary and cold wrist watch, initials. **M. F. C." Cali OR 78] 3 after 8:30 p.m Reward ENGLISH BULLDOG, white with brown spot on back and 1 brown ear. Answers to name of ‘TuCBe Reward. 3733 Morrison st. n.w. WO. 7039 FALSE TEETH bet Irving and Columbia rd. on 14th n.w. Reward. Hobart 9408. • FUR NECKPIECE, vie. Chillum Heights. I somewhere between Longfellow and Ingra ham. Reward. GE. 4459. Fl'R COAT lelt in taxi, at Union Station about Jan 5 when turning ovpr red Durse to driver. Write Room 612 Montice’.lo Hotel. Charlottesville. Va Reward. • fUR SCARF, mink-dyed kolinsky. 7 akine vicinity Chevy Chase, between Wis consin and Conn aves. WI. 8661. GLASSES, made by Apex Co., N. Y., lost on Pennsylvania ave. betw. 18th and 21st n.w. Please return to 2026 Eye st. n w. or call RE. 3051. IRISH TERRIER, female, curly fan hair, white feet and chest, long, curled tail; an swers to name "Skippylost Tuesday eve ning. Reward. HO. 1581. KEYS, name on ring. “Jack P. Karos." Call District 6000, electrical inspector, or Alexandria 4981. KEY RING, Sunday, Jan. 2. vicinity 27th and Que sts. n.w.. 2 lance and 2 small keys. Reward. HO. 8755. KEY’ RING, on 14th st. between Belmont and Park rd. Call CO. 7744, Apt. 410 West. Reward KEY RING, containing 4 kevs and plastic square, with initial “S“: reward. Cali Miss Boyd. MI. 8600. PERSIAN CAT. black, strayed from 6108 i 13th st. n.w. Reward. Phone GE. 7459. ; PICTURES—Before Christmas, two tin type pictures and one photograph, old fashioned: of sentimental ^tlue: believed lost In n.e. Reward. DE. 9445. POCKETBOOK, on streetcar bet. 8th and K sts. s.e and 13th and Pa. ave. s.e. In terested more in personal papers and letters than money. Reward to finder. LI 7611. POCKETBOOK. girl's, alligator, contain ing kid gloves and *3. early Saturday morning, January 1. *15 reward. Phone National 3312. 6* POINTER BIRD DOG. lost In vicinity of Hillrrest s.e. Reward. Call LI. 5808. POLICE BADGE. Metropolitan police badge No. 81. Reward. Call No. 8 Pre cinct. 8* PUPPY, 3 months, name "Mix." brown, shaggy hair, male; Wednesday, vicinity 10th and Monroe sts. n.e. DU. 5)99. PURSE, coin, containing rosary and gold earring: lost on New Year Day; keepsake. EN 3)11 Ext. 619. PURSE, containing pink coral rosary beads, brtween 8th and 12th and H sts. n.e. Re ward. Phone FR. 3997. 6* PURSE, lady's black leather, on streetcar from McLean Gardens, containing food ration books, eyeglasses, keys and pencil 2.n,,keZ lLhain> watch, change only. Reward. Call Ordway 3919. 7» RINGS—Sunday. Dec. 26. 1943. between 16th and Irving sts. n.w. and Sacred Heart Church. 1 wedding band rin.r 1 diamond ring. Tiffany setting. Reward. Call AD 5662 between 6 and 8 p m 7* RING, old-fashioned, with ruby setting. Reward. Call FR. 2708. SHOES, brand-new, child’a tap, vie. I7th and Eye. Tues.. about 5 RA 7647 UMBRELLA, black, valuable akd senti mental: left in car of lady who picked uo 2 ladies and 2 children at Conn. ave. and Rosemary. Call WI. 3435. WALLET, brown, containing money and social security card; lost in Union Sta tion . Reward. CO. 9641. WALLET, brown, containing money, ration nooks, auto license. *10 reward. Call v/R. OuDm, W}10 talled Mrs. Brown at FR. 1529 about lost watch, call NA. 3911 bet. 9 and 5? WRIST WATCH, white gold with 6 small diamonds and baguette sapphires; Mon between 1 and 2, downtown business sec tion. DI. 5230. WRIST W’ATCH, Bulova. long, gold, with 2 diamonds; lost bet. 4503 MacArthur blvd. and P/ntRgon Bldg, via Rosslyn. Reward. OR. 1013. YVRIST W’ATCH. lady’s, white gold Wal tham. few chip diamonds each side, vie Woodward A Lothrop, National Theater or Washington Hotel; sentimental value 170fi or LI 6660, (lady’s), Bulova. 2 rubies om Enr or after 3:30 P.jn- DE. 5256. Reward. ioMhSTi.W^TCHJ 1;dy’i yfllow gold. Gruen, i i.cord„bRJnd' lost bet- Madison i *nv..Wi tAr RfSd Hospital, on Georgia 1 ward. b TA.ei082,nd 8 P m > 8und*y’ Re* ] CASTEL DI SANGRO, ITALY.—BITE OF WAR—As a result of the scorced-earth policy pursued by the Germans. Castel di Sangro. well-known to tourists for its beauty in peacetime, today lies in ruins. The advancing British troops had never met such wholesale destruction as here. Only 12 houses were left standing, and they escaped destruction only because explosives failed to detonate. _ __ _ —Wide World Photo. of the party that _ included Eric Sevareid, radio correspondent. The supply warehouse for rescue operations is the pride and joy of Pvt. Jack Kramer of Brooklyn, a former night club operator. Included is a strange assortment of odds and ends designed as gifts for natives who help the flyers. Drys Reported Having $10,000,000 Lobbying Fund, Celler Says Br the Associated Press. Saying the drys are reported to have "a bank roll of $10,000,000 for lobbying,” Representative Celler, Democrat, of New York has called on "the common sense of the Na tion” to assert itself and defeat a move in Congress for national pro hibition. While expressing confidence the House will reject "such a monstrous measure.” Mr. Cellar said in a statement yesterday, "the drays are as resourceful as they are ruthless." "It was recently bruited about.” lie added, "that they are backed with a bank roll of $10,000,000 for lobbying.” The New Yorker is ranking ma jority member of the House Judi ciary Committee, a subcommittee of which will hold a one-day hearing January 13 on the bill of Repre sentative Bryson, Democrat, of South Carolina to outlaw intoxi cants for the war's duration. A high-ranking member of this subcommittee predicted privately the bill will never get out of the committee. His prediction, he said, is based on his own interpretation of the views of his colleagues. "While some 10,000.000 of our youth are in uniform,” Mr. Cellar declared, "the camel seeks to get his nose in under the tent. The drys are again creeping up on the Nation to make it a Sahara. Our soldiers can fight and die for their country, but they cannot be trusted with a cocktail or a glass of beer." Fugitive From Prison Since 1918 Pardoned By the Associated Press. BOISE. Idaho. Jan. 6.—Stonewall Ballengee. 73-year-old gold pros pector and lor 25 years a fugitive from the Idaho prison, is free to return to his Oregon mining prop erties. The State Pardon Board granted him a full pardon yesterday, less than 24 hours after he surrendered at the prison from which he escaped in 1918. He was serving a sentence of 5 to 10 years for voluntary man slaughter. After escaping, Ballengee said, he and his brother started prospecting near Baker, Oreg.. where they “hit a gold pocket” which yielded them about $8,000. LOST RATION COUPONS. ''A’’ GAS RATION BOOK. Issued to David L Kieeger. 511 North Norwood st., Ar Va" license No. 433518 Va. LrL., lwno. r‘A" GAS RATION BOOK, issued to Irving Fisk. 8514 Hazelwood drive. Be hesda. Md “A” AND "C” GAS RATION BOOKS for 1940 Ford and "A'' book for 1938 Cadil lac, together with licenses, cards, etc., and 58 cash. Finder keep cash. Call Ma). R. R. Gridley. CH. 9992 GAS RATION BOOK issued to Walter - De Vore. 2808 83rd ave . Cheverlv. Md GAS .RATION BOOKS "A" AND “c'” issued William c Faussett, HyatUvllle, Md. WA. 3148. GAS RATION BOOK <A>, issued to Mrs. Josy T. Elfman. 8522 Edmonson ave., Berwyn Heights. Md Berwyn 9-J. GAS RATION BOOKS “A” AND "C,” Issued o vUgusta T. Furr, 6501 Marlboro rd.. Bennine <10* D C. Hillside 1334. GAS RATION BOOK “A,” Issued to Caot. Thomas F Darden. D. S. N. Navy Dept.. Bureau of Naval Personnel. Room 2064, Arlington Annex. Washington, D. C. RE. < tH(). Ext 79155. RATION BOOK NO. 4 for Mrs. Ethel SMJt'rch^rto 115 Hii,wood aTe RATION BOOKS NOS. 2 AND 3. issued to Marie and Frances Pembroke. 4022 3Tth Rainier, Md. After 6 p.m., WA. RATION BOOK NO. 3. issued to Dorothy Md Sligo'V88leSV“le rd'’ ®ilVer 8P"n*' RATION BOOKS NO. 3 AND 4. Issued to Rebecca. t Maurice and Mathew Smith, 8415 Llnbrook dr.. Bethesda. Md. RATION BOOK No. 3, issued to Susan J. Waish «■> Chevy Chase, Md. WI. 7151. RATION BOOK NO. 3, issued to Lawrence D. Larkin. 3113 Cheverly ave.. Cheverly. Md. Phone WA. 3851. RATION BOOKS NOS. 1 AND 3. Isaued to Helen E. Moore, or Fishmo.n, a.e. and a w addresses. SL. 7*485. RATION BOOKS <8> NOS. 3 AND 4, Issued :o Suzanne, Edith and Meredith Foster, £:,43 No. 19th st.. Arlington, Va. CH. 9582. RATION BOOK NO. 4. Issued to Lucy E. Andrus. 335 16th st. E„ Long Beach, -anf. AD. 2313. itAFlON book NO. 3, issued to Bessie Williams, 120 Elmwood rd., Kenwood, Jhevy Chase, Md. WI. 1240. RATION ROOK NO. 4. is;ued to Sidney 9*nW-9H9R0Ut' 2’ Laure1, Md- Call Ash RATION BOOKS NO. 4. Issued to Margaret 3.. Margaret J. and John C Bewley. Ber vyn, Md. Berwyn 176-R. RATION BOOK NO 4, issued to Edna Wil SiVTa. Won *t- Md WAR RATION BOOK NO. 4. issued to Ger r'ide„,°- Orunes, 571] St. Barnabas rd. if . Washington. 20. D. C. W AR RATION BOOK NO. 3, Issued to Lee Mdterwi ^afl4n40lla p»rlcw»*' Chevy Chase, FOUND. BOG—Small black and brown dog, fe nale. found vie. 2nd and Peabody ata. n.w., Wednesday. Jin 5. ra. 4480. H.GE^vCA8tv-raala> TOVOR' Chevy Chase, dd. OL. 9854. NEW GERMAN “SIEGFRIED LINE”—German prisoners reporc that Reich engineers are completing an Italian “Siegfried Line” (heavy line) a few miles behind the present battle front. It is supposed to be strongest in the Cassino area and inland from Pescara. Arrows indicate where gains have been made by Allied forces. . —A. p. Wirephoto. Simplification of Taxes Listed by Martin as Necessary Legislation Simplification of the Federal tax laws was urged today by House Minority Leader Martin, who re turned to Washington to prepare for the second session of the Seventy eighth Congress, convening Monday. Mr. Martin declared in an inter view that the people are willing tc pay taxes "but are not willing to pay for hobbies and unnecessary experi ments.” He said they are complain ing about complicated tax laws, and “they are growing irritated at the bureaucrats not cutting expenses.” “The Republicans can be depended upon to give every possible assistance to the simplification of the tax laws,” Mr. Martin said. "It's about time we had a thorough overhauling of these statutes.” Mr. Martin listed tax simplifica tion among six “must” steps for the coming Congress session. The others are soldier vote legislation, “muster out” pay for service men and women, action on pending food subsidy legis lation, laws to govern postwar avia tion and legislation to cope with postwar problems. Mr. Martin said arrangements for soldier voting required “some as sistance from the Federal Govern ment.” Before the holiday recess, the Senate acted to put the voting problem up to the States. Tito's Forces Still Driving Germans From Banjaluka By the Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 6.—Headquarters of Marshal Josip Broz’s (Tito) Yugo slav Army of Liberation announced today that his forces were steadily driving the enemy from Banjaluka as the sixth day of bitter street fight ing raged in that Croatian base of the 2d German Tank Army. “Our units are taking one block of buildings after another in the face of stubborn resistance,” the broadcast communique said. All enemy units were declared driven from the valley of the Cetina River which courses through the Dalmatian plains and empties into the Adriatic just south of .the port of Split. The bulletin said trapped Ger mans had attempted to break out of the encircled town of Novomesto in Slovenia, but a stout ring of Par tisans threw them back and killed more than 50. Elsewhere only routine fighting was reported. 50-Year-Old Bicycye Acquired by Farmer WAYNESBORO, Pa.—The trans portation problem has beeh solved by Farmer Alf Myers—that is, it will be as soon as he locates a set of tires for his 50-year-old bicycle. Mr. Myers acquired the bike, known as the "ordinary,” with a 60-inch front and 16-inch rear wheel, and the tire problem for $10 at an auction. Army Court Convicts Captain of Shooting Wife of Colonel E? thf* Associated Press. CAMP PHILLIPS, Kans., Jan. 6 — A military court convicted Capt. David Roberts late last night of shooting and wounding a colonel’s wife and shooting at the wife of another captain last October 24 at an officers’ club party at the Con cordia (Kans.) war prisoner camp. The court of six majors and five captains acquitted him of two other charges and recommended that he be dismissed from the service and forfeit all pay due or to become due. The verdict will be reviewed by the 7th Service Command at Omaha, then by the War Department in Washington. Mrs. John R. Sterling, wife of a colonel then commandant at the camp, was shot in the back after intervening in an argument between Capt. Roberts and Mrs. John R. King, a captain’s wife, and her daughter Betty. Capt. Roberts was acquitted of charges of shooting at Betty King and Pvt. Jack King, no relative. Mrs. Sterling, who has recovered, testified that she shoved Mrs. King away after she saw the captains hand move toward his holster. “But I do not think for one sec ond that Capt. Roberts had any idea of shooting any one,” she said. .“It was purely an accident.” Capt. Roberts testified earlier that he had had several drinks but was not intoxicated. He declared a belief that it was not his finger which pulled the trigger of his gun. Some one, he said, had slapped him, scratched his face and leaped upon his back and a hand had seized the weapon. He said "it could have been” Miss King who jumped on his back. Mrs. Sterling* told the court she had never seen Capt. Roberts angry before. “But I knew what Betty King said to him was enough to anger any man. I don’t remember what Betty- King said but whatever it was, I know I was amazed that a 17-year-old young one would speak .like that to an officer.” Manpower Shortage Hits Manpower Commission The regional War Manpower Commission has a manpower prob lem of its own. The salaries are good, the work ing conditions are said to be pleas ant, but the WMC covering this re gion has been looking in vain for about a dozen “manpower utiliza tion consultants” at salaries rang ing from $3,800 to $5,600. Several are needed in Washing ton. Others would be put to work in the “field,” covering Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, The Civil Service Com mission Is taking applications—or will, If anybody applies. 93 of 12S Applicants Denied Appeals for Draft Deferments Ninety-three out of 128 draft registrants lost their appeals in Dis trict Appeal Board actions for the two-week period ending December 4, District draft headquarters an nounced today. Of those granted deferment, 29 men were placed in 2-A or 2-B be cause of their work, one was de ferred as a farmer, one as a con scientious objector and fdur because of hardship to dependents. The appeal board granted occupa tional deferments to the following men: Irvin Pallin, 18, student, school of engineering, Catholic University; William P. Snouffer, 37, foreman, Mount Vernon Cycle & Sport Shop; Charlie H. Jackson, 28, electrician, Washington Terminal Co.; Edwin H. Duff, 32, special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Frank Geiermann, 26, fingerprint techni cian, Federal Bureau of Investiga tion; William J. Otting, jr„ 24, phys ical science aide, Bureau of Stand ards; Edgar F. Thompson, 37, me chanic, Houghton Elevator Co.; Clyde A. Stinson, 24, baker, Holmes & Son, Inc.; Frank V. Dattore, 27, dental technician, H. J. Moeller Dental Laboratory; Robert J. Coar, 37, president, Sound Studios, Inc.; Raymond L. Geiger, 35, principal en gineer, the Austin Co. Others Deferred. Lee C. Beecher, 36, district man ager, Army Motion Picture Service; Jasper c. Ansherman, 30, welder, Rogers Welding Shop. Harry E. Hudson, 33, commodity officer. New Zealand Supply Mission; William, L. Hechmer, 29, supervising engineer, Mohler Construction Co.; Julius H. Frandsen, jr„ 36, day bu reau manager, United Press; Oscar A. Railey, 36, mechanic. Chestnut Farms-Chevy Chase Dairy; Matthew Crawford, jr., 26, radio operator, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Ernest W. Walton, 30, chief chemist, Franklin Smelting & Refining Co.; John J. Palmer, 37, maintenance superintendent, Hechinger Co.; George E. Hinson, 36, attendant, St. Elizabeth's Hospital; Henry M. Pauley, 29. associate industrial analyst, War Production Board; Arthur W. Hawkes, 32, senior serv iceman. Monroe Calculating Ma chine Co.; Russell H. Goff, 21, physicist, Carnegie Institute of Washington; Irving Kaluk, 22, chemical engineer, Interior Depart ment; Boris Levine, 30, associate electrical engineer, War Depart ment: Henry A. Ator, 37, instrument maker. Geophysical Instrument Co.; James G. Harrington, 38, junior scientist. Navy Department; Raphael G. Kazmann, 27, engineer, Interior Department. Deferred as Fanner. The appeal board deferred David M. Albrecht, 26, as a farmer, and placed Silas N. Butler, 21, Govern ment Printing Office clerk, in 4-E as a conscientious objector. The follow ing men were granted deferment be cause of hardship to dependents: Charles Hillman, 35, partner, Hillco Market: Francis C. Shefler, 36, machinist, Washington Navy Yard: Frank G. Principe, 37, private, District Fire Department; Wilbur H. Fox, 30, laborer, Stone & Wbster, Inc. The appeals of the following men for deferment because of their jobs or because of hardship to dependents were denied: Joseph G. Oliver, 29. mechanic’s helper, Capital Transit Co.; Herbert L. Houser, 26, deliveryman, Chest nut Farms-Chevy Chase Dairy; Al fred S. Baer, 27, war packaging rep resentative, Reynolds Metals Co.; Arthur W. Zeigler. 26, gas service man, South Carolina Power Co.; Stanley J. Kania, 28, bus operator. Capital Transit Co.; Samuel Thomp son, 34, teletype operator, the Philadelphia Inquirer; William S. Tate. 28, accountant. Ransdell, Inc.; Charles D. Lowery, 39, bus operator, Capital Transit Co.: David W. Mea dows, 25, bus operator, Capital Transit Co. Paul Quattrone. 18. shoemaker; Allen H. Graeff, 28, assistant to vice president, United Clay Products Co.; Lewis Ames, 31, foreman. The Brook land Co.; Cephas W. Herbert, 35. ex terminator, American Disinfectant Co.; Robert Burden, 35, truck driver, the Eagle Transfer Co.; Ralph P. Dixon, 23, paymaster, George A. Simonds it Co.; George W. Myles, 33, truck driver, Griffith Consumers Co.; Forrest K. Hope, 27, electrician’s helper. Capital Transit Co.; Irving C. Bland, 36, assistant manager, Smith’s Transfer it Storage Co.; Carl E. Westergren, 29, clerk, Federal Works Agency; Willie W. Worsham, 28, stockroom manager, Logan Motor Co.; Lewis W. Keeler. 29, informa tion supervisor, Washington Termi nal Co.; Raymond M. Lent, 30, branch circulation manager, the Times-Herald; Robert J. Stultz, 29, truck driver, Northeast Trucking Corp.; Charles A. White,' jr., 18, stu dent, George Washington University; Eldridge W. Morris, 27, routeman, Momingside Laundry Co. Peter E. Merriwether, 31, foreman, Irvin Prickett Construction Co.; Wil liam E. Green, jr., 27, investigator, Avion, Inc.; William W. Nazerth, 37, scaleman, Columbia Junk Co.; Rob ert V. Cherry, 35, owner of upholster ing shop; Kwang L. Lee, 33, junior administrative assistant, Office of Strategic Services; Quentin Mariano, 23, chauffeur, Ward Bros., Inc.; Amen J. Hillow, 31, restaurant op erator; Thomas F. MacDevitt, 24. draftsman, Air Track Manufacturing Co.; Wilmer W. Armstrong, 30, as sistant manager, Washington branch, Jewel Tea Co.; Wesley C. Brann, 37, routeman, Carroll’s Laundry, Inc.; William F. Brandt, 28, sheet metal worker, Kaiser Co.; Laurence F. Lemmon, 33, stationary engineer, Frank R. Jelleff, Inc.; John P. Nicolopoulas, 28, manager, P. K. Chaconas ii Co., Inc.; Leon S. Stein, 30, shoe store proprietor. Herbert A. Post, 31, printing su perintendent, National Republic Publishing Co.; Louis G. Snyder, 34, food market owner; Nathan J. Bern stein, 36, welder’s helper. Engineer ing it Research Corp.; Herman J. Gave, 27, clerk, War Department; John J. White, 19, leadman, Engi neering it Research Corp.; Emett L. Kessel, 35, pressman’s assistant, Guthrie Lithograph Co.; John V, EPIPHANY 1317 G Street N.W. The Eev. Charles W. Sheerin, D. D.. Beater. The Ber. Hunter M. Lewie. B. D. Tonight at S O'Clock FEAST OF LIGHTS 102nd Anniversary of Epiphany Parish Special Untie By the Choir | STATUTE MILES | RUSSIANS DRIVE TOWARD RUMANIA—Open arrows Indicate Mogilev Podolski, on the Dneister River at the Rumanian bor der, toward which Russian troops are driving in an attempt to cut off German forces in the Dnieper bend, and Sarny, target of another Red Army drive into Poland. The fall of Berdichev paves the way for the push southward toward Rumania. Shaded area is approximate German-held territory in prewar Russia._ —A. P. Wirephoto. ! Service Men, Women to Get Free Foot Treatment at Clinic A clinic, where enlisted men and women of the armed forces may have their ailing feet treated with out charge, was opened last night in the United Nations Service Cen ter, 500 North Capitol street, by the District Podiatry Society. Equipped and operated by mem bers of the society, the clinic will be open from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily and from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays. Officer personnel will be treated free only in cases of emergency, but no charge will be made to enlisted personnel, who, traditionally at least, lead a more ambulatory life.; Drs. M. M. Gottlieb, A. O. Pen-i ney. O. E. Roggenkamp and J. M. Fischgrund composed the committee I of the Podiatry Society that made arrangements for establishing the new service. They and other mem bers of the society will take turns in serving at the clinic. Dr. Charles. Shuffle, president, said. Smith, 21, Instrument maker, ap plied physics laboratory, Johns Hop-! kins University; Theodore B. Yates, 22, assemblyman, Engineering & Re search Corp.; George W. Cook, 22, farmer; Charles E. Garner, 34, as sistant secretary, Interstate Building Assoc.; William J. Farrell, 25, ap prentice sheet, metal worker, Brook lyn Navy Yard; Bernard O. Brown, 33, laborer, Naval Observatory. Melvin G. Wood, 30. messenger. Public Health Service; Milton Rubin-j cam. 34, clerk, Board of Economic Warfare; Roscoe V. Bowie, 31, j barber; James C. Soper, 34. me chanic's helper, Library of Congress; Frank L. Mayolo, 23. examiner, Gen-* eral Accounting Office; Claude S. Henderson, 31, separator. Railway Express Agency; Raymond T. Haith, 18. photographer, J. J. Lee; Ray mond Roafl. 26, meat market man ager; Sylvester Sanders, 35, laborer, O. H. Tompkins Co.; Eddie S. Yozge, 18, employed Yozge & Co.; Wilbert A. Gamer, 27, bindery operator. Government Printing Office; James P. Lane, 28, agent. Internal Revenue Bureau; Benjamin Shapiro, 29, as sembler, Buick Motor Co. Michael Pavelko, 29, special po liceman, Federal Works Agency; Emmett G. Sadler, 20, apprentice !machinist, Washingtoh Navy Yard; Bruce W. McNamee, 32, service sta tion manager. Amadeo R. Fortuna, jr., 24, mechanic, Philadelphia. Pa.; Samuel Walters. 26, radio operator, Radio Corp. of America; William N. Suter, Jr., 33, novelty salesman; Richard L. Riedel, 34, Senate press relations officer; Clarence J. Freid hoff, 25, routeman, Southern Dair ies, Inc.; Sidney L. Sneider, 30, field representative. Railroad Retirement Board; Sidney Leiderman, 28, clerk, the Panama Canal; Albert Johnson. 32, laborer, War Department; Mau- i rice Bers, 37, clerk, District Liquor j Store; Jack W. Weinberg, 27, sales man, Sport Center; Philip Rossel. 28. electrician. Todd Shipyard Corp.; j Isadore Bronstein, 27, processing su pervisor, Civil Service Commission; Joseph S. Blonder, 28, taxicab driver: George R. McCraw. 35. fire man, Washington Gas Light Co. Franklin V. Lanning, 31, employe relations officer, War Production Board; Warren C. Leek, 22, meat packer, L. S. Briggs Co.; John Bo honis, 27, clerk, Export-Import Bank of Washington; Howard W. Smith, 34, laborer, Washington Navy Yard; Clyde R. Judd, 34, clerk, Navy De partment; James E. Campbell, 36. joiner. Washington Navy Yard; Roy E. Pelto, 27, accountant, Bureau of Engraving and Printing; Bernard E. Robertson. 29. salesman. Bond Bak ing Co.; William E. Molley, jr., 37, timekeeper. Railway Express Agency; Henry E. Jones, 34. junior adminis- j trative assistant, Office of Strategic] Services; John A. Bagley, 33, painter.; Werner A. Am Ende, 29, Washing- j ton Navy Yard draftsman, was de nied his appeal for deferment as a conscientious objector. 2,000,000 Rosaries Sent To Servicemen Overseas By the Associated Press. Two million rosaries have been sent to Catholics in the American armed forces throughout the world by the National Catholic Commu nity Service. The 2,000,000th was blessed yes terday by the Most Rev. Amleto Giovanni Cicognani, apostolic dele gate to the United States, it was sent, in a new shipment of 50,000. ^ le Community Service, a mem ber of the United Service Organiza tions, has shipped to fighting units since the Pearl Harbor attack more than 11,000,000 religious articles, in cluding 400,000 pamphlets on the history of the rosary and the rosary devotion. Your heart may Meed for our wounded soldiers, but to be prac tical, let your arm do it. Call Blood Donor Center, District 3300, and make an engagement to give some blood.; _ . - • Xtika Tydings Urges Maryland Action on Service Vote By the Associated Press. ANNAPOLIS. Md„ Jan. 6.—Gov. O'Conor has been requested by Senator Tydings, Democrat, of Mary land, to summon the State Legisla ture into special session to enact legislation to qualify servicemen to cast ballots in the forthcoming presidential election. Senator Tydings, in a letter to the Governor, said he was certain that Congress would pass legislation pro viding facilities for delivering the absentee ballots and returning them for a count to the various States. Senator Tydings said the Con stitution made it clear that only the State Legislature could qualify voters. - "The Maryland Legislature must provide by law the names of each absentee soldier who appears in the list of registered voters of the State. •••If Congress attempts to over ride the restrictions of both the national and State constitutions as to ‘qualifications,’ it is most likely such a law will be declared invalid,"’ he wrote. He added that he believed Con gress would pass legislation provid ing voting facilities for men and (Women in the armed services "since every one here (Washington) favors it." Officers Are Installed By Cosmopolitan Club William C. Kiesler, president of the Rosslyn Steel & Cement Co.. wTas installed as the 1944 president of the Cosmopolitan Club at a luncheon meeting today at the Washington Hotel. Mr. Kiesler. for mer vice president, succeeds John A. Reilly, president of the Second National Bank and chairman of the District War Finance Com mittee. Other officers installed were Maurice R. Colbert, vice president: W. Russell Lamar, treasurer, and Paul V. B. Heiss. who begins his fifth term as secretary. New mem bers of the Executive Committee in clude C. Emery Galliher, Dr. Fran cis M. Murray and P. Y. K. Howat. Mexico has granted telegraph franking ri^its to its national lottery. IT PAYS TO SPEAK THE BALKAN LANGUAGES Salary of $5,000 er Mtn Do you sptels Serbo-Croatian, SIovo umgimrs naadad Jo 90 abroad within a few weeks. Many students of ♦ha Barlitz School of Languages have entered into this important, interesting work, but we ere unable to fill the pres ent demand. Some editorial ability end typing eiperience helpful. If you are an American citizen under 50, apply to the director of the Berlitz School by let ter only, giving full details of age. birth place, education, etc. Please enclose snapshot.' BERLITZ LANGUAGES _839 17th St. (at Eye) ADVERTISEMENT. 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