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Weather Forecast IltriPiMiut Cloudiness; low near 34 to niiht. Tomorrow cloudy, warmer. T*mperatures todav-Hlghest, 45. at J 3(1 p m , lowest, 37. at fl 20 a m. Yes terday--Highest. 45. at 5:20 pm.; low est, 32. at 7:'50 a m. _ Lote New York Morkets. Page A-11._ Guide for Reader* 1’iiHr Alter Dark Amusements »-l» Comics II-14-IS Editorials _A-> Finance A-ll Lost and Pound A-3 Pm* Obituary ...... A-a Radio .. IMS Society . II-3 8 porta _A-9 Where to Oo .. B-3 Woman * Page B-1# An Associated Press Newspaper ilau. >o, 36.4y. WASHINGTON, D. C., TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1944—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. **** 'SftSSSL THREE CENTS. KSflT* Allies Advance 12 Miles in Italy; Nazi Blows Decrease at Cassino, Indicating Shift of Defense Force Germans Report Fifth Army 22 Miles From Rome (Map on Page A-3.) By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al eiers, Jan. 25.—Allied troops have driven 12 miles inland from their Nettuno-Anzio beachhead and patrols are pushing deeper, with no formidable” German opposi tion yet encountered. Allied headquarters announced today. The famous Appian Wav to Rome and the main coastal rail line are about 12 miles inland from the land ing area, but it was not specificallv stated that the invasion forces had reached them. It is obvious, how ever. that they are at least under Allied domination. 1 The , Berlin radio indicated today that American troops had driven within 22 miles of Rome and cut the Appian Way and main coastal railway by captur ing Velletri, 18 miles northeast of Nettuno. • "American troops are finding debris and ashes there after their own bombs transformed the little town into a heap of ruins.” the radio report said. Velletri is on the Appian Way and only 9 miles from the Via Casilina. the inland highway leading to the Cassino battlefield to the south.) •The Geneva newspaper La Suisse quoted the Fascist press today as announcing that Allied forces now had occupied the en tire 30-mile coastal stretch from Nettuno to the mouth of the Tiber and were threatening Ostia, the port of Rome. 3 miles up the river. OWI reported this dispatch.) Nine Nazi Planes Downed. German planes made their strongest attacks yesterday, seeking to halt sea-borne reinforcements, and battled over the invasion bridge head, but lost nine planes. Tlie Allied spearheads met "hastily organized battle groups" of Germans i apparently moved northward from the 5th Army front around Cassino. The Nazis still were launching i fierce counterattacks on the Cassino front, but these blows have de creased somewhat in number and intensity in the last 24 hours, indi-1 eating that enemy forces were being pulled back to meet the invasion flanking threat. ! Beachhead Lengthened. The beachhead has been length ened. headquarters declared in a communique, without disclosing the area it covers. Reinforcements and | supplies continued to pour in. and I the communique said the town of Anzio. bordering Nettuno to the west, had been taken. 'The United Nations radio at j Algiers said the troops striking inland were within almost a mile of the double-track Rome-Na ples electric rail line. The broad cast was recorded by the OWI.) Fierce fighting raged on the Amer ican sector along the Rapido River near Cassino. with heavy fire by all kinds of weapons. Americans Recross Rapido. American patrols recrossed the stream to probe enemy defenses, but no counteroffensive was launched by the Americans to keep a force on the western bank. The Germans, who on Sunday pushed the Ameri cans back across the river, made no attempts to cross to the eastern bank. French troops in the northern most area beat back several more enemy counterattacks and a hot battle swirled for the Mount Croce area British troops kept their bridge head across the Garigliano River on the left flank of the 5th Army line despite new Nazi counterblows and made some gains in the Damiano Brioge area. The Germans were reported counterattacking tecklesslv in the Minturno and Castelforte areas Large Number of Dead. A British veteran of the World War who went through the thick of the fighting in and around Min turno said: ' The German dead there exceeded the dead I saw at any time during the fiercest fighting on the Somme." The German battle groups rush ing up against the invasion forces to the northwest are formations which can be drawn rapidly from any division. They represent all branches and are in the nature of naiuature defense divisions with their own commanders. Presumably such groups have been drawn from several of the divisions facing the 5th Army. There also were indications the „ Germans may bring some of their i See ITALY, Page a737) Idaho Potato Shipments Halved by ODT By the Associated Press. BOISE, Idaho, January 25.— Idaho potato shipments have been cut in half during the last week by a shortage of refrigerator cars" and State Agriculture Commissioner Harvey Schwendiman said much of the State's record 43.000,000-bushel crop will be lost unless cars are made available. An Office of Defense Transporta tion order limited cars to 100 daily, Mr. Schwendiman said, whereas 200 a day were being loaded. “Unless we can ship 150 cars a day from now until May 1 part of the crop will rot in the potato cel lars," he declared. Bombers Pound French Coast From Dunkerque to Boulogne Allied Formations Stream Across Channel As Good Flying Weather Returns, By the Associated Press. LONDON, Jan. 25.—Thunder ing out across the English Chan nel for the third consecutive day, strong formations of Allied bombers hammered the French coast from Dunkerque to Bou logne today as excellent flying weather succeeded a windy and : turbulent night. Observers on the English coast reported large groups of both bomb ers and fighters launched the new assaults shortly after dawn, and soon the raiders were shuttling back and forth over the channel. Twenty-one German planes were destroyed yesterday in aerial battles which developed when escorted American Flying Fortresses and Liberators braved bad weather to blast unspecified objectives in West | ern Germany, a communique an jnounced last night. Nineteen of the Nazi ships were shot down by Thunderbolts, Light nings and Mustang fighters and the others were bagged by the heavy bombers. * The weather was so unfavorable that part of the bomber force which had been sent out was recalled. The conifnunique said tw'O heavy! bombers, one fighter-bomber and 10 (See RAIDS. Page A-10.) U. S. Nonrecognition Hardens Hemispheric 'Front'Against Bolivia Argentina Indicated Nearing Break in Ties With Axis A “united front” by the Pan American nations against the recognition of the Bolivian revo lutionary junta was hardening today as the United States and eight others agreed not to es tablish relations with Bolivia. Meanw'hile, there were strong indications that Argentina would break its Axis ties. In a strongly worded statement, the State Department last night linked the Bolivian regime with “subversive groups” hostile to the democratic cause and refused to recognize it. The American Am bassador in La Paz, Pierre Boal, was recalled to Washington. The State Department's stand against recognition was supported by similar action by Cuba. Vene zuela. Brazil. Guatemala. Peru, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Uruguay. Most of the remaining 12 nations under the Pan-American aegis, were expected to follow the lead of these eight, A statement from the Chilean government was expected today. “About-Face" Likely. Meanwhile, prospects of a sharp “about-face” in Argentine policy brightened yesterday when Foreign Minister Alberto Gilbert called in American Ambassador Norman Ar mour and British Ambassador Sir David Kelly for conferences, and an nounced that Adrian S. Escobar would proceed to Washington at once as his country's Ambassador. Later Senor Gilbert conferred with the German charge d’affairs, Eric Otto Mevnen, and promised an im portant news statement today. Ob servers in Buenos Aires believed it likely that Argentina would break relations with the Axis and declare its solidarity with the other Latin American nations in fighting Nazi influence in this, hemisphere. The United States statement of policy on Bolivia followed a full ex change of information among the American nations (except Argen tina) on the December Bolivian rev olution. in which a revolutionary junta overthrew the pro-Allied ad ministration of President Enrique Penaranda and established Maj. Gualberto Villarroel in power. General Movement Seen. The State Department, on the basis of the exchange of informa tion among the American nations, found that the revolution in Bolivia was “but one act committed by a general subversive movement hav ing for its purpose steadily expand ing activities on the continent’’ of South America. This finding is the basis of the non-recognition policy adopted by Washington and expect ed to be adopted by most of the oth er American nations. (In London. Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the House of Commons that Britain did not recognize the new government in La Paz as legal. The British had been expected to follow 'See BOLIVIA, Page A-IOT) Boys and Girls to Sell Bonds Tomorrow; 21% of Goal Attained $1,000,000 Subscribed In One Day, Bulk Going To Small Investors War Bonds totaling $1,000,000 were bought in Washington yes terday. lifting the total sales to individuals to $11,000,000. as boys and girls prepared to start ringing doorbells tomorrow in a city-wide canvass featuring Washington’s $95,000,000 Fourth War Loan drive. The District War Finance Com mittee expressed pleasure that $800,000 of the $1,000,000 sales yes terday were in series E denomina tions—the people's bond. The $11,000,000 total represents 21 per cent of the $53,000,000 quota fixed for individual purchases. As corporation and Government office returns trickle in. beginning February 1, the city's overall cam paign for $95,000,000 will begin to show more tangible results, officials | announced. The canvass tomorrow will be conducted by boys and girls from 12 to 16 years, carrying the War Bond message to every Wash ington resident. The youthful vol : unteers are members of the air-raid ! messenger service. Individual Sales Pressed. Both locally and nationally, em phasis is being placed on individual! sales through the first two weeks of the $14,000,000,000 national effort. When the big push starts, campaign officials say, they want to be assured of a comfortable backlog of individ- : ual orders, insuring widespread ownership of Government securi ties. Gen. Marshall Urges Support. As individual bond sales in the Nation reached a total of $863,000. 000, or 16 per cent of the $5,500,000. 000 set for this category, Gen. George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, urged ‘‘overwhelming support” of the bond drive as “positive evidence to our enemy that their defeat is at hand.’” “We are undertaking.” Gen. Mar-: shall said, “the most difficult and ambitious military operations in his jtory. Our soldiers who are to carry jthe burden of the battles and make ! the inevitable sacrifices must be sup ported in every possible manner. The time has arrived in this war when the home front must make a maximum effort.” Secretary of the Treasury Mor genthau disclosed he had asked heads of railroad unions to invest in War Bonds the retroactive pay they will receive from the recent wage settlements. Six railroad la-! bor unions have already indicated ; support of the suggestion. The retro active pay for 1.500,000 employes is estimated to be $205,000,000. Liberty Ship Popular. Capacity crowds continue to visit the Liberty ship American Mariner, moored at the Municipal Fish Wharf. Treasury officials said bond sales aboard the ship are expected to pass the $900,000 mark today A quota of $2,000,000, the cost of the vessel, has been set. The vessel is (See WAR^BONDSrPage^ArtOT) U. S. Living Costs Rose 50 Pet. In 3 Years, Murray Declares By the Associated Press. Philip Murray, president of the Congress of Industrial Organiza tions today told a Senate sob committee investigating the eco nomic problems of white-collar workers that living costs have increased approximately 50 per cent since January, 1941. Mr. Murray said his headquar ters would issue a formal report later to dispute estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show ing an increase of 23.4 per cent from January, 1941, to November, 1943. “The cost of living survey of the CIO, to be submitted this afternoon to the Cost of Living Committee,” Mr. Murray testified, “will show most shocking revelations.” He asserted that the Government’s “wage policy must be adjusted to allow for the increase in the cost of living in accordance with the Stabilization Act of October 2 1942.” ’ j “This is for the benefit of indus trial workers, white-collar workers, Government employes and all of the people of the country because it assures continued, uninterrupted and maximum production. Instead of a 23.4 increase, he re- i iterated, the CIO survey will show "more than double that amount.”1 “It will indicate the deceit prac ticed in the Bureau of Labor Sta tistics figures,” Mr. Murray asserted. “We have discovered the average housewife in filling her basket with food and maintaining her household pays 50 per cent more for these necessities as of December, 1943, than she did in January, 1941. He said the Government estimate did not reflect quality deterioration and upgrading, disappearance of (See MURRAY, Page A-lOj Armored Trains Drive Germans Back in Russia 250,000 Battling Encirclement South Of Fallen Pushkin By the Associated Press. MOSCOW. Jan. 25.—With ar mored trains, Soviet armies on the Leningrad front pushed the Germans down the Leningrad Vitebsk railway today as the Nazis fought frantically to avoid great encirclements from the sector south of captured Push kin (Tsarkoye Seloi to positions in the area of Shimsk at the western corner of Lake Ilmen. The Russian trains are pouring heavy salvos into the retreating Nazis, Red Star, the army news paper. said It appeared the Germans were faced with one of their worst catastrophes of the Russian cam paign. with large forces in divisional -trength desperately fighting off out flanking movements, which threat ened to cut ofl an estimated 250.000 troops between Leningrad and the Volkhov. Two Remaining Lines Threatened. The Germans hold only two usable north-south railways, the Leningrad Viteb.sk and the Leningrad-Pskov lines. The Russia ns are within 5 miles of the first line and the second is 10 miles farther west. Red Star reported the big Pushkin airport is in Soviet hands. A front line dispatch said the Red Army is capturing many villages by night, then outflanking and attack ing frontally the bigger objectives in davlight with ski-troops armed wdth tommyguns leading the way. but encountering hard going over muddy roads. There are terrific battles along the roads. The total of captured 305-mili meter guns has risen to 150. which means the bulk of the German big guns which shelled Leningrad for two year\s now are in Russian hands. Nazi Panic Increasing. Stormovik bombers were continu ing to do great damage to the re treating columns, Red Star reported, adding that the Leningrad offensive has been probably the Stormoviks' most striking victory of the war. Dispatches indicated increasing disorganization and panic among the German forces. Numerous staff documents have been seized, and sleek, powerful cars of high officers are lying overturned in the mud. The government newspaper Iz vestia declared the Germans leaving Pushkin burned Catherine's Palace, built by Rastrelli, after removing all its priceless furniture to Germany. The Alexander Palace also was razea Red Star said that back in Lenin grad long columns of captives are marching down Frontanka street. There already is a large collection 'See RUSSIA, Page A-lofi Stimson to Talk Tonight In Support of Labor Draft By the Associated Press. Secretary of War Stimson will go on the air at 6 p.m. today with a 15-minute presentation of his rea sons for urgently indorsing national service legislation. President Roosevelt has asked Congress for a national service law which would end strikes and make virtually all able-bodied men and women subject to call to essential war tasks. Mr. Stimson told the Senate Mili tarv Affairs Committee last week a civilian labor draft was needed to ‘equalize” battle-front and home front responsibility for winning the wrar. The proposal, thus far, has had a rather cool reception in Congress. Mr. Stimson’s talk will be carried by the National Broadcasting Co. Detection Crew Hunts Radium Lost in Street By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Jan. 25.—A detec tion crew, wearing earphones and carrying a steel rod, today sought two lost tubes of radium in New York buildings and on the street. A container with three tubes was lost Saturday by a patient under treatment by Dr. Frederick McKee for a cancerous growth. Misunder standing the physician's instruc tions to rest in his office after he hfcd strapped the container to the infected part, the woman left for an appointment with a hairdresser. Police and a crew from a radium chemical company were notified when the patient discovered the container—valued at $2,700—had worked loose from the adhesive tape. By retracing the route taken Sat urday by the patient, police recov ered last night one tube which was lodged in a drain of the building in which the hairdressing salon is lo cated. Senate Group Joins City Heads in Move For Gallinger Funds Holman Subcommittee's Recommendations Laid Aside 'at Least for Time' Bv DON S. WARREN. Assured by the Commissioners that steps were being taken to correct conditions at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, the Senate District Committee has joined hands with the city heads in a determined move to obtain funds for expansion and improvement of the facilities of the private hospitals of the District. At. the conclusion of a late after noon session of the District Com mittee. attended by 9 of the 16 members. Chairman McCarran an nounced an immediate study would be made, and appeals caried to Fedeai authorities to see what can oe done Expanded use of Lanham Act funds is to be sought, it was indicated. Recommendations Laid Aside. Laid aside at least “for the time” are the recommendations of the Holman Investigating Committee, which last fall probed complaints of poor service at Gallinger. calling 1 for the removal of Commissioner Mason. Health Officer George C. Ruhland and two Gallinger division |chiefs. Drs. Charles P. Cake and Joseph L. Gilbert. On Question of ouster. Chairman McCarran said "the matter is not dropped, but only held in abeyance, and the committee will carry on to ihe end that Gallinger be brought up to proper standards.’ There had been indications a bat tle would develop if the full com mittee adopted the ouster proposals. I Yesterday's session was attended bv Commissioners Young, Mason and Kutz and Corporation Counsel Richmond B. Keech. but was closed to the press and public. Cases Not Brought Up. Chairman McCarran revealed later the cases of Mr. Mason and Dr. Ruhland were not brought up for discussion, and left somewhat in doubt was the question of what may or may not be done as to Drs. Cake and Gilbert. The announce ment was that, as to them, the Com missioners were making "a study to ' the end the subcommittee report might be complied with in that ! respect.” ; The concern of the committee was i See~GALLINGER. Page A-2.) Man, 71, Thrown by Horse, Found in Coma in Creek A 71-year-old Maryland farmer, who apparently had lain all night with his feet in a creek at the bot tom of a 50-foot embankment, where he was thrown by his horse, was in serious condition today in the Mont gomery County Hospital at'Sandy Spring from exposure and frost bitten feet. The victim, John W. Peters, was thrown near Garrett Park station while riding along the Baltimore & Ohio railroad tracks. Chief Leonard Daymude of the First-Aid Corps of the Kensington Volunteer Fire Department, who ad ministered first aid to the injured man, said he believed Mr. Peters had lain in the creek all night. He was in a coma when found this morning by members of a railroad section crew. Hospital officials said they couldn't determine how long he had lain there. The horse was found on the other side of the tracks. Late Bulletin Griffin Removal Dismissed NEW YORK </P).—Federal Judge William Bond today dismissed proceedings for the removal to Washington of William Griffin, editor and publisher of the New York Enquirer, on a charge of con spiring to impair the morale of the Nation's armed forces, on a communication from As sistant United States Attorney General O. John Rogge, ask ing that the warrant of re moval be vacated. Senator Van Nuys, Chairman Of Judiciary Committee, Dies Indianan, 69, Was III for Few Days At Home in Vienna Senator Frederick Van Nuys of Indiana, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee " and a member of the Senate for 11 years, died early today at his home in Vienna, Va. He was 69. A member of the Senator's capital staff said Senator Van Nuys had worked through last Friday after noon. but complained of feeling ill • when he left for the day. On Satur day and again yesterday he tele phoned his office that he was not well enough to attend to his affairs and would remain at home to rest. However, there was no indication that his condition was serious. The Senator's death came as a shock to those closely associated with him. said Floyd J. Mattice. In dianapolis attorney temporarily at tached to his staff here. Mr. Van Nuys had refused last night to allow a doctor to be called, saying that he was not “really sick.” At about 5 a.m. today V. H. Parks, superintendent of the Van Nuys farm, found that the Senator had died during the night. He immedi ately notified Mrs. Van Nuys' mother, Mrs. Louise Krug, who was Young, Kutz Indorse NCHA Record, Urge Additional Funds Senate Subcommittee Told Slum Clearance Should Be Pressed Commissioner John Russell Young and Engineer Commis | sioner Charles W. Kutz today in dorsed the record of the National Capital Housing Authority and recommended to a Senate sub committee that the agency be given funds by Congress to re sume slum-clearance work here'. Col. Kutz urged that the money be made available “as soon as possible." He said he believed that existing alley slums should be vacated and destroyed as soon as substitute housing for slum dwellers can be provided. Commissioner Young said he knew of nothing of more interest to the present Board of Commissioners than improvement of the District's slum conditions. He expressed opin ion. however, that it is “a very diffi cult problem to approach." Private enterprise should build as much of the necessary new housing as pos sible and where it is not profitable for private builders, the Govern-, ment should “step in and correct the situation,” Mr. Young said. Favors Gradual Program. He said the alley slums should be the first ones cleared because they are hidden from public view. The slum clearance movement would have to be a gradual program, how ever, so as not to disrupt the com munity life, he added. In answer to questions from Chairman Burton of the -Subcom mittee Mr. Young said the NCHA has shown "splendid competency,” and that "unquestionably" it would be the public agency to handle slum (See HOUSING, Page A~fo~i SENATOR FREDERICK VAN NUYS. —unaerwooa <s? unaerwooa. visiting the home, and telephonet Mr. Mattice, who arrived then about 7:15. Three doctors wen summoned and rendered a deatl verdict. After a certificate of death fron (See”VAN~NUYS,-Page \-S.>” Federal Court Rules j Portal Pay Unjustified Under Wage-Hour Act Decision May Remove Liability of Operators For Back Travel Time By the Associated Press. LYNCHBURG, Va„ Jan. 25.— Judge A. D. Barksdale ruled to day that the Fair Labor Stand ards Act of 1938 was not in tended to force mine operators to pay underground employes for the time they consumed traveling in mines to their places of work. Handing down a decision in Fed eral District Court in a "portal-to porlal" test case which attracted, wide attention in the coal industry when it was originated last summer,! Judge Barksdale said that he could find nothing in the act which indi cated that it was the intent of Congress "to make so radical a change in the wage structure" of the coal industry as to require pay ment for underground travel time. Reaction of the operators and the I United Mine Workers to the decision was not available immediately, but isome coal sources said that it ! seemed likely that the biggest ei | feet would be to remove fbom the operators any liability for portal to-portal back pay for miners prior to April 1. Portal Pay in New’ Contract. The current contract of the : United Mine Workers provides for ! portal-to-portal pay, this having been one of the concessions made, to UMW President Johnl L. Lewis in the settlement negotiated by the Government to end the coal contro versy. In another phase of the same, issue, a case argued and awaiting decision in the Supreme Court, in <See PORTA LTPage~aToTT Cut in Army Student Training May Be Sought to Ease Draft By the Associated Press. The House Military Affairs Committee may recommend ab olition of a large part of the Army’s specialized training pro gram soon, in a move designed to save an estimated 150,000 prewar fathers from military service. Committee members made that disclosure privately today as they neared completion of closed hear ings on the extent and value of the program. A survey of the committee in dicated overwhelming sentiment against continuing the student train ing at present tempo and a feeling that the entire undertaking, with the possible exception of dental and medical training, should be. stopped. To put weight into its recom mendations, expected to be made within the next few weeks, the com mittee is considering asking the House Appropriations Committee to cut off any further funds ior the program. The Military Affairs Committee’s recommendations would not affect the separate programs for training engineers and men for military gov ernment operations abroad. It would, however, have a direct (See DRAFT, Page A-10.) -«-——--• Briggs indicted In Letter Case On 3 Charges Ickes' Aide Accused Of Taking Money From Sparks George N. Briggs, suspended assistant to Secretary of Interior Ickes, was indicted by a Federal grand jury here today in con nection with the “Hopkins letter affair.” The jury returned three indictments. Attorney Beneral Biddle an nounced that Mr. Briggs was charged with forgery, obtaining money un der false pretenses and using the mails to defraud. The first indictment contains two counts, forgery and passing a forg ery through use of the mails: the second alleges Mr. Briggs obtained SI25 from C. Nelson Sparks, former Akron (Ohio) Mayor, under false pre censes, and the third indictment consists of eight counts, each in volving the mailing of a separate letter from Mr. Briggs to Mr. Sparks. Five. Heard by Jury. For its study of the bizarre case which has. attracted public attention because of the many prominent per sons who have been named in con nection with it, the grand jury had before it testimony from these per sons: Mr. Sparks, who published the Hopkins letter" in his book "One Man—Wendell Willkie" and who said he got the letter from Mr. Briggs. Harry Hopkins, presidential ad viser. whose name was signed to the letter predicting the Republicans would nominate Wendell Willkie ip 1944. Mr. Hopkins has denounced it as a forgerv ! Mr. Ickes, who employed Mr. Briggs as his assistant and who is alleged to have told Mr. Briggs about the lettei. The Secretary denies it. Dr. Umphrey Lee. president of Southern Methodist University, Dal. las. Tex., to whom the letter was ad dressed and who denied knowledge of it before Mr. Sparks published it. Frank Phillips, chairman of the Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville. Okla , who is said to have had the letter when Secretary Ickes alleg edly told Mr. Briggs about its exist ence. Mr. Phillips said he never saw the letter. The Justice Department, mean while, has been studying two type ■ writers taken from Mr. Briggs’ office j in the Interior Department, An i opportunity for detective work is provided by the existence of the typed “Hopkins letter” on White i House stationery and of eight letters ; on Interior Department stationery, • which Senator Langer, Republican, of North Dakota said were written by Mr. Briggs and sent to Mr. , Sparks. Senator Langer was expected to arrive in Washington today from Chicago, where he has been on a : business visit. The Justice Depart ment said “no comment" when it was asked whether the Senator would be requested to appear before ; the grand jury. Mr. Briggs said yesterday he was being made a victim of “power poli tics" and was “being thrown to the wolves by Bill Langer in order to j help himself, but I shan't be thrown ; to the-wolves.” The District Code prohibits the , making or publishing of a forgerv with intent to injure another, and prohibits impersonation of a Federal ! employe. Rickenbacker Says Curb On Labor Would Avert Draft by the Associates i'ress. RICHMOND. Jan. 25.—Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. president of Eastern Air Lines and World War ace. said here yesterday a national service act will not be necessary if Congress forces "labor leadership to follow the same laws that govern corporations." "If our representatives in Wash ington will amend the current labor laws to make labor leadership fol low the same law's that govern cor porations," Capt. Rickenbacker de clared. “we won't need a national service act. When the stockholders of a corporation find they have poor officers they throw them out and put new ones in their places. We should not have the same leaders heading labor year after year.” Free India Leader to Ask Roosevelt's Intervention By the Associated Press. Dr. Syud Hossain. chairman of the National Committee for India's Freedom, saying relations between British and Indians had reached their lowest point since the mutiny of 1857, will ask President Roosevelt today to intervene. Nothing less than action by the President, Dr. Hossain said, “will avail to avert a possible catastrophe later on, and meanwhile enable India to pull her full weight” in tho war against Japan, Austin and Wadsworth To Discuss Service Act Senator Warren R. Austin of Vermont and Representa tive James W. Wadsworth of New York will discuss the na tional service act in the Na tional Radio Forum this evening. Edward Boykin, di rector of the National Radio Forum programs, will intro duce the speakers. The National Radio Forum is a Blue Network feature, ar ranged by The Evening Star and broadcast locally over The Evening Star Station, WMAL, at 10:30 p.m. _ _ % - --- J --- It Costs Money to Train Seamen to Deliver the Goods Into the Battle Zones—Buy Bonds!