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Mosquitos Hit Berlin,
U. S. Bombers Renew French Coast Raids By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 2.—Britain’s swift Mosquito bombers lashed again last night at Berlin, still smoking from Sunday’s heavy hammering, and today large for mations of Allied planes re newed their attack on the “in vasion coast” of France. American heavy bombers with fighter escort struck at military ob jectives in Northern France, it was announced, and Marauders, without loss, bombed an airfield in Nor mandy. The daylight raiders roared across the Channel early in the morning and came streaming back 45 minutes later. The operation against the Pas de Calais area reopened attacks which were interrupted yesterday for the first time in nine days. The Mosquitos’ stab set air-raid sirens howling in the devastated German capital for the fourth time In six nights. Called “Dead City.” The fleet plywood British raiders, the announcement said, also at tacked other targets in Western Germany, the identity of which was not disclosed. One plane was lost In the night’s operations. The Air Ministry disclosed that the RAF had loosed 16.500 tons of explosives on Germany during Janu ary to break all monthly records for bombing attacks on the Reich as additional details filtered through concerning the damage inflicted on Berlin. « Dispatches from Stockholm quoted travelers arriving from Berlin as saying that the German capital was a “dead city” and that 10 more at tacks on the scale of the most recent RAF raids would finish it com nletelv. 385 Planes Lost. One traveler estimated that five cr six more raids would do the Job. The Air Ministry review said the weight of bombs dropped on Berlin alone in six heavy raids during Jan uary totaled more than 9,300 tons. The aggregate tonnage unloaded on Germany exceeded by 500 tons the figure for the previous record month —August, 1943. In addition to the 16,500 tons dropped on Germany, approximated 1,500 tons of explosives were show ered down on other European objec tives by the RAF last month. Besides the six massive assaults on Berlin, the RAF also struck heavy blows at Stettin, Brunswick and Magdeburg as well as attacking Ger many on a smaller scale on 19 other nights. Altogether the British lost 385 planes over Europe during January, and destroyed 120 enemy aircraft 93 during offensive operations over the continent and 27 over Britain. Yesterday was marked by a com parative lull in the Allied aerial offensive, operations being limited to attacks on enemy shipping off Norway during which British air men sank an armed minesweeper, damaged an escort vessel and set afire a medium-sized merchantman. RAF Chiefs Pleased. It was disclosed officially that the RAF’s commanders are satisfied with the campaign to knock the Nazi capital out of the war. "We are doing better in the bomb ing of Berlin even than we expect ed,” said Air Vice Marshal Sir Rob ert Saundby, deputy chief of the RAF Bomber Command, when he was knighted recently at Bucking ham Palace. “The King's first question was whether we were satisfied with re sults,” Sir Robert disclosed. ‘‘I was able to tell him we were very satis fied. indeed, with the results as far as we know them but that we have not yet got all the photographic evi dence we want.” He added the King also asked him if the RAF considered the losses too high and "I told him we defi nitely did not think so,” Arms Shipment Reported Being Sent to Costa Rica Ej the Associated Press. MEXICO CITY, Feb, 2.—Vincente Lombardo Toledano, president of the Latin American Labor Federa tion, said yesterday he had been Informed that a ship loaded with arms ''has left an undisclosed port bound for Costa Rica.” Urging an immediate investiga tion, he maintained in a telegram] addressed to President Avila Ca macho that the arms would be used; to "organize an uprising against President Calderon Guardia's legiti mate government or to prevent the victory of a majority of the Costa ] Rican people" in their February 13 presidential elections. He attributed the report to "Costa Rican sources" and said the ship probably was under registry of Mex-; lco, Guatemala or British Honduras! and that the arms were shipped with the "complicity of a North American company that has huge lhvestments in Central America.” New Prison Chief Named REIDSVILLE, Ga„ Feb. 2 OPV— Arthur C. Aderhold, former warden of the Federal penitentiaries at At lanta and at Fort Leavenworth. 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Name-—-- ^ * Street__ *Ci„...?> *1 — 1 War'Exceedingly Comfortable‘ For Profiteers, I ekes Declares —* '***- “-“uvincu rrpRB. “For a great many Americans this has been an exceedingly comfortable war,” Secretary of Interior Ickes de clared today, then proceeded to lam bast war profits, "I can remember a few years back when we were examining the record of the last World War,” Mr. Ickes said in an address before representa tives of the fishing industry, "that it was being widely said that if we ever had another war, there would be no profits in it. "And look at us now! All that is missing is the candy-striped silk shirt.” Mr Ickes, who is co-ordinator of fisheries, bluntly told the fishing leaders gathered here for discus sions or the 1944 program that he felt the industry had not done its best in 1943. He recalled that last year the industry was told it must produce more than 6,000,000,000 pounds of fish and shellfish to itoeet 1943 re quirements, and that actual produc tion was probably somewhat less than 4,000,000,000. This year, Mr. Ickes said, many handicaps have been removed—sub marines were driven off. a good many vessels are being returned to the industry by the Navy, nearly 600 new fishing boats are being built —and if the industry now does not Increase its production substantially, “it will lack the convenience of an adequate excuse.” Crosby and Sinatra Ignore Script To Match Wits in Broadcast HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 2.—Somebody wrote a script for the Bing Crosby Frank Sinatra radio broadcast last night, but the two singers found the document valuable chiefly as some thing to deviate from as they rol licked through a 40-minute program and kept a capacity studio audience skittering from chuckles to chortles to forthright gufTaws. Vocalist Dinah Shore made some remark about Sinatra having pleiity of backbone to get where he is. "Sure,” said Bing, "as far as I can see the guy is all backbone"—which he wasn’t suposed to say at all. Then Frankie spoke unkindly about Bing’s stomach, which really isn’t very pronounced, and said he wished he had it full of War Bonds, which wasn’t in the script either. Most of the asides were drowned out by studio laughter. But they were picked up by the microphone and will be heard by troops over seas, for whom the broadcast was staged. It was a "command per formance” program at CBS under sponsorship of the Armed Forces Radio service and was not released for United States consumption. Press agents had billed the en counter as a baritones’ battle of the century, but if it was a fight both Crosby and Sinatra seemed to have a lot of fun waging it. Barring an impromptu duet on a local golf course last Sunday, in spired by their success in selling War Bonds, it was the first appear ance together of these two crooners, who have become close friends in the last few months. After sparring around a while, with Crosby singing excerpts from songs Frankie has popularized and Sinatra reciprocating, they joined in a duet of "People Will Say We’re in Love.” Frankie, who has taken a lot of kidding about his frail-looking physique, enjoyed a joke at his own expense. Maj. Meredith Willson, conducting an Army orchestra, suggested that Frank elevate the microphone slightly. “I’ll do it if I can lift it,” Prank responded. Bratcher (Continued From First Page.) stimulant while cramming for bar examinations and “to keep going.” He denied he used the drug to avoid the draft. * Arraignment of Samuel Stewart, colored mail carrier, charged with aiding draft evasion, was continued until February 15. K. D. Joyner, colored, who is alleged to have pur chased a quantity of the drug from Stewart, was to be arraigned later today. According to J. Edgar Hoover, di rector of the FBI, several months of investigation here has disclosed widespread attempts by selectees to obtain draft deferments on the basis of high blood pressure induced by drugs. First to be arraigned was Stewart, who lives at 32 F street N.W., a mall carrier at the main post office. Stewart was charged with selling selectees a drug commonly used for other purposes and obtainable with out a prescription to selectees for draft-evasion purposes. Others arrested were: Charles Baucom, colored, 31. 1324 Thirteenth street N.W., who listed his occupation as a caretaker. Thomas Michael Crane, 33, 452 H street N.W- ,.y. Alveo De Lorenzo, 29,1000 Twe afo fourth street If. W.. assistant man ager of the Pep Bovs Auto Accessar ies, 3120 ^ street N.W. John J. Hunter, colored, 23, 1506 Sixth street N.E. William Knox, colored, 19. 1427 R street N.W., restaurant bus boy. James Hezekiah Leftwich, colored, 31. 1637 Marion street N.W. Boyd C. McCall, colored. 33, 1740 Corcoran street N.W., pastry cook. Charles M. Montgomery, colored, 25, 703 Twenty-fourth street N.E., truck driver. Watson Williams Parson. 35. col ored, 1906 Ninth street N.W.. an as sistant supply clerk in the Office for Emergency Management. Eugene Joseph Siravo, 30, 3525 A street S.E., crane operator. William L. Snead, colored, 36, 27 Fifty-second street S.E., mail clerk at the city post office. Clinton Roy Tucker, jr„ 35. 3101 Worthington street N.W., insurance agent. Eugene Langston Turner, colored, 33, 1017 Sixth street S.W., construc tion worker. Charles S. Blaine, colored, 38. part owner of the Just Barbeque, Ninth and U streets N.W. John A. Ware, jr„ colored, 28, 22 L street N.W., laborer at the Weather Bureau. Bratcher, who is single, has been playing at the Hotel Washington. He was born in the District, moved to Wyoming and Montana as a boy and returned here as an employe of the Agriculture Department. Three years ago he resigned from the Gov ernment and has since enjoyed local success with his dance band. The drug tablets allegedly used for draft evasion are called ''bennies," according to the FBI, and their use to induce high-blood pressure and a simulated nervous condition is called among draft evaders “the song and the story.” FBI agents said it had made labo ratory tests of blood specimens taken from several registrants at the induction station at Fort Myer. It said that experts in the FBI labora tories found traces of the drug in 15 of the men arrested today. In some instances, according to the FBI, in ductees had the drug in their pos session at the induction station and continued to take it during their ex amination. FBI officials said one registrant became violently ill at his physical examination as a result of the drug. The FBI said he had purchased^ the arug'tor $100 from Stewart. J RICHMOND, Vat Feb. 2 OP).— Richmond FBI agents announced that.-they had arrested Albert L. Brooks, 27, colored, at Ellerson today on a draft evasion charge in con nection with the investigation of al leged use of a drug to induce high blood pressure symptoms. Brooks was the only one of the group in Virginia at the time the arrests were made, Howard Bobbitt, agent in charge of the Richmond FBI office, said. Russian Tour Canceled The Mexican government has can celled its plan to send its famed typical orchestra, augmented by a troupe of folk dancers and singers, on a goodwill tour of Russia. TROUSERS I To MotcA Jgyf OK I odd coot, ■* I EISEMAN’S—F at 7th 1 WANTED $14,000,000,000 BUY THAT EXTRA J^TORAY! This Space Contributed by THE MODE _•_t at Eleyeolh Republicans Slate 2,000 Party Dinners; Hopefuls to Speak Ej the Associated Press. With at least three potential presidential candidates in action. Republicans will start beating the 1944 political kettle drums next week at an estimated 2,000 Lincoln Day dinners and meetings in all sections of the country. Chairman Harrison E. Spangler said reports reaching National Com mittee headquarters indicated more meetings would be held this year than at any time in the last decade. Mr. Spangler will speak at a gather ing in Fairmont, W. Va. Wendell L. Willkie, the 1940 nomi nee who has not yet announced his candidacy, and Gov. John W. Brick er of Ohio who has, are booked for major speeches in which they are expected to outline their positions on national issues. Another avowed presidential candidate, Representa tive Dirksen, Republican, of Illinois, will speak February 16 at a rally at Ogden, Utah. Gov. Bricker will speak February 10 at a banquet arranged here under the auspices of Republican members of Congress and the League of Re publican Women. Word has come out of Ohio to watch for a "new approach" by the Governor to the issues of the hour. Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York, who has said he will not be a candidate for the presidential nomi nation but whose name figures nevertheless in speculation, will speak at a dinner of the National Republican Club in New York. • Mr. Willkie, leaving New York February 4 on a Western tour, will speak February 11 at Tacoma, Wash., at a Lincoln birthday dinner. In his talk, to be broadcast na tionally, Mr. Willkie is expected to bid for farm and labor support. Unlike the Democrats with their Jackson Day dinners, the Repub licans expect to raise no funds at their Lincoln birthday meetings. Mr. Spangler said the Republicans have $150,000 in the bank and plan to get most of their contributions in small amounts. New York Times Co. To Buy Radio Stations By the Associate Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.—An agree ment under which the New York Times Co. will purchase all stock of the Interstate Broadcasting Co., sub ject to approval of the Federal Com munications Commission, was an nounced last night. The broadcasting company oper ates Station WQXR and the fre quency modulation station WQXQ, both in New York City. The agreement was announced in a joint statement by Arthur Hayes Sulzberger, president and publisher of the New York Times, and John V. L. Hogan and Elliott M. Sanger, president and executive vice presi dent of the broadcasting company. Mr. Sulzberger said Mr. Hogan and Mr. Sanger would continue as Chief executives of the broadcasting opf erations under flve-vear contract and that the Times contemplated nb changes in thv stations' personnel on program policies. Mr. Hogan and Mr. Sanger, with associates, own all the broadcasting company stock. Times news bulletins, now broad cast hourly from Station WMCA, will be continued over that station for the present, the statement said. Mr. Sulzberger announced' that Nicholas Roosevelt would be liaison executive between the Times and its broadcasting interests. Colombia, which recently started toy making as an experiment, is to expand the industry. [Inquest Is Planned In Slaying of Girl At Fayetteville By the Associated Press. FAYETTEVILLE, N. C.. Feb. 2.— 1 An inquest is planned later this week in the death of Miss Alexandra Helen Buske, 25-year-old blond of Mineola, Long Island, victim of a .32-caliber revolver shot. Miss Buske, a civil service employe of a dental laboratory at nearby Fort Bragg, was found wounded in the chest yesterday on the lawn of a home where she lived. She died later. Chief of Detectives L. F. Worrell said Lt. Walter McClain of Cleve land, an artillery officer, told him he was with Miss Buske from 9:30 p.m. until 12:05 am. The officer quoted Lt. McClain as saying Miss Buske planned to leave Fayetteville for New York at 3:10 a.m., and that he knew nothing of the shooting until officers told him during the day. Chief Worrell said a note ad dressed to Lt. McClain was found In the woman’s pocket. He did not re veal its contents. • Police Chief N. A. Wetherington said Miss Buske apparently was shot with the pistol while sitting in a car parked in front of her home, and that she was crossing the lawn when she collapsed. He said the pistol be lieved to have been used belonged to Mrs. T. R. Bullard with whom Miss Buske made her home. He said Mrs. Bullard told him the pistol was in its accustomed place Monday. German Bombers Attack Convoy Off North Africa By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Al giers, Feb. 2.—Beaufighters of the coastal air force intercepted 40 Ger man bombers 50 miles from a convoy off North Africa, shooting down three Junkers 88s, but a few planes got through to the convoy, head quarters said today. The action took place at dusk, with the Nazi force consisting of Junker 88s and Heinkel Ills. (The German communique to day said German torpedo planes successfully attacked an Allied supply convoy last night off North Africa, hitting a cruiser and seven freighters totaling 52,000 tons. Some suffered heavy damage, it added, and two Brit ish planes were downed in battle.) Ciemenceau's Grandson Says Nazis Hold Father Pierre Clemenceau, a member of the French Supply Mission here, ! commenting today on European ; press reports that his father Michael Clemenceau, had been shot and wounded by German guards confirmed the fact that the elder Clemenceau was in Nazi custody, but said he had heard nothing from hlrq recently. M. Clemenceau said he had been advised some months ago that his father had been forcibly removed from his Paris home by the Ger mans and sent to the Retch. He added his father. who'is,7l, never had been active in French politics and was an engineer bv profession. The elder Clemenceau is the. son of the famous French statesman and World War Premier, Georges Clemenceau. lit pounds of hfflflBfllTl waste paper Kgj*4UjljlBg3 will make 50 ‘"jh 75-mm. shell containers. Start saving! ?»-Ssp®| D. C. Man Awaiting Induction Saves Three Children From Fire Joseph Fox, 18, shown with three youngsters he rescued when fire broke out in their second-floor apartment at 50 Seaton place N.W. yesterday. Shown, left to right, are Donald, 2. Mary Elizabeth, 1, and Ethel Virginia Baines, 4. —Star Staff Photo. Joseph H. Fox, 18, of 50 Seaton place N.W. probably would be In line for a medal if he were in the Army today. Slated for induction Friday, he rescued three small chil dren from a blazing room yesterday afternoon. Mr. Fox dashed into the upstairs apartment of the Seaton place ad dress and saved Pinky, 4; Donald, 2, and Mary, 10 months, children of Mr. and Mrs. David Baines, after he saw smoke escaping through a ventilator on the first floor. Pinky, bewildered by the excitement, climbed back up stairs and had to be rescued a second time. Mr. Fox, his wife and their 7-week old baby were in the kitchen on the first floor when he heard the chil j dren crying upstairs. Mrs. Baines, Richard L. Watmough Funeral Set Today 1 Funeral services for Richard Lin coln Watmough. senior architect in j the Procurement Division of the War ! Department and nationally-known architect, who died here Saturday, were to be held at 3 p.m. today in Philadelphia. Mr. Watmough, who would have j been 68 years old on February 12, | suffered a heart attack at his or ifice Friday and died in Doctors Hos ' pital. j For sometime Mr. Watmough op I erated a school for architects here, the Washington Archltectual Club : Atelier. Born .in Philadelphia, he I was educated at the Drexel Institute of Technology and the Academy of | Fine Arts. After practising as an architect in Pittsburgh he attended : the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in Paris, I and the University of Paris. At one time Mr. Watmough was in the supervising architect's office in I the Treasury Department, later working for the firm of Warren & Wetmore, New York architects, one of the best-known architectural who was visiting the Foxes, did not think it unusual. But when he went into the front room to empty a wastepaper basket he noticed the smoke pouring out of the venti lator. "If we hadn't had our baby with us in the kitchen he probably would have been suffocated before we found the fire,” Mr. Fox said today. "And that’s the first time we’ve taken him out there with us.” None of the Baines children was the worse for the experience today. Their father, a floor repairman, will have some business at home, how ever, because the fire did consider able damage. Mr. Fox. a grocery clerk, quit his job to spend the last few days at home before entering the service. firms in the country. As a partner in the New York firm of Farrar & Watmough he designed many well known hotels, including the $30,000. 000 London Terrace, the Chelsea Corners Apartments and the Lom bardy Hotel. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects and lived in the Marlborough Apartments, 917 Eighteenth street N.W. He leaves a brother. Louis H Wat mough, president of the Superior Zinc Co., and a sister. Miss Miriam Watmough, both of Philadelphia. Pieter Mondriaan, 71, Dutch Painter, Dies By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 2.-Pieter Mon driaan. 71. internationally famous Dutch abstract painter of the ultra modern school, died of pneumonia yesterday at the Murray Hill Hos pital. Paper Salvage Drive Runs Ahead of Last Week's Collections Running 19,000 pounds ahead of the first two days of last week, Wash ington school children today brought their total wastepaper collection in The Evening Star-PTA saivage-for victory program up to 2,181,816 pounds. A total of 58,600 pounds were picked up Monday. Yesterday 40,440 pounds were added. Advance reports on today's col lections indicate that even Monday’s high total may be exceeded and that by the end of the week the schools may be almost one-third of the way toward their third million pounds. Among yesterday's higher yields were 2,040 pounds from Amidon, 4,587 pounds from Terrell Junior, 4,679 pounds from Langdon, three times as much as that school has so far produced in a single day; 3.515 pounds from Woodridge, a top score for that school; 5,000 pounds frem Cleveland, 2,390 pounds from Morse, which was more than its entire Jan uary collection; 6,552 pounds from Grlmke, which has now found its stride and is moving along as in the original campaign, and 4,302 pounds from Garrison, which is also picking up momentum. Schools to be visited tomorrow in the fourth district, together with the five leaders and their poundage to data, will be as follows: Lafayette. 48,587 pounds Francis . 35,208 pounds Montgomery . 34.876 pounds Hardy - 25,284 pounds Stoddert . 21.766 nound* Key Hearst Mann Reno Oyster Grant Corcoran Eaton Addison Phillips Stevens St. Augustine's Hyde Murch Congress in Brief By the Associated Press. Senate: Schedules first test vote on Fed eral ballot for uniformed forces. Military Affairs Committee hears American Legion witnesses on na tional service bill. Foreign Relations Committee starts work on resolution to permit participation in United Nations re lief and rehabilitation program. House: Continues debate on soldier-vote legislation. Education Committee starts study of veterans’ training. "■ r—1——1-yy Dr. Samuel J. Danlzie —Optometrist Recognized for o*er o quarter ef a century as one of Washing ton's leading, optometrists. Visit I'is new and modern optical office. "It colt* no more for fbe beet" 625 15th St. N.W. EX. 55<« U Doort from Keith s Theater) All Hahn Stores Open Thursdays Until 9 P.M. Custom styled for business or semi-dress Rugged Tan Leather with TRIPLE SOLES When the hazards of February and March weather arrive, men know it’s smart economy as well as a protective measure to choose ! fine leather footwear. 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