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Red Deputy Criticizes
Latvian Officials as
'Hitler Flunkies'
By the Associated Press
LONDON, Feb. 5.—The Moscow
radio quoted a Tass report last
night in which a Soviet deputy de
nounced persons whom he described
as "agents of the pro-Fascist gov
ernment of pre-Soviet Latvia" and
said they have found shelter in the
United States, Sweden and other
countries.
The broadcast, recorded here by
the Soviet monitor, was based on the
official Russian news agency’s ac
count of a speech by Deputy lacis
during a debate in the Supreme
Soviet (Russian parliament). The
debate was on ^Foreign Commissar
Molotov’s report on a plan which
gives the 16 individual republics of
the Soviet Union the right to deal
directly with other countries and
raise their own army units.
Charging that the men to whom
he referred “never represented their
people, but on the contrary have
been its (the people’s) enemies,”
lacis was quoted as saying that they
behaved as Hitler’s flunkies and
troubled the waters of International
affairs. He added:
“Very characteristic is the beha
vior of former Latvian Minister in
the United States Alfred Bilmanis
—this adventurer who is abusing the
hospitality of the great trans-At
lantic power in public speeches and
in the American press, extolling the
enemy and hangman of the Latvian
people. Gen. Dankers, the Latvian
Quisling."
Latvia is one of the three Baltic
countries taken into the Soviet Un
ion as Soviet socialist republics on
August 3, 1940, an incorporation
which has not been formally recog
nized by the United States and
Great Britain.
Sleeping Tablets Kill
Nephew of Fleischmann
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.—Christian
R. Holmes, 45, described by police
as a nephew of the late Julius
Fleischmann. one-time Mayor of
Cincinnati and president of the
Flaischmann Co., died today in his
suite at the Savoy Plaza Hotel. j
Police said death was caused by
an overdose of sleeping tablets.
Mr. Holmes registered at the hotel
January 1, giving his home address
as Honolulu. Police said that since
his arrival he had been under the
care of a nurse.
In Hawaii, Mr. Holmes was presi
dent of a firm known as Tuna Pack
ers. police reported, adding that he
had been married and divorced
three times and had three children,
a son in the Marine Corps, another
in the Air Forces and one daughter.
Fathers to Assist
School Bond Rally
Fathers of Chevy Chase Elemen
tary School students will assist in a
bond rally and quiz program at the
school at 8 p.m. Thursday, it was
announced today.
Mrs. William G. Hills will conduct
the quiz program and Brooke Johns1
will act as master of ceremonies
Music will be provided by the school
band and choir. Students will give
short talks. Pvt. Henry Jubinville,
recently returned from Africa, will;
be present.
LOST.
BILLFOLD, containing identification pa
pers. Reward for return to George Span
gler. Telephone Adams R700. 6*
BRACELET WATCH CASE, pink gold, with
4 diamonds and 8 ruby stones, n.e. sec.,
Jan. 31. Finder please call HO. 0878.
Liberal reward. 8*
BRIEF CASE, brown, containing business
circulars. Reward. Victor Wadlund. 401
N Broad st . Philadelphia. Pa
CAT. strayed from 514 Bpchanan st. n.w..
black tomcat, white markings, child's pet.
Reward. TA. 2380.
COCKER SPANIEL, rather large, black
male. Saturday; from 1 Quincy at.. Chevy
Chase. Md Phone WI. 2838 Reward.
COLLIE, tan and white, male, vicinity;
47th and Albeimarle. D. C. tag No. 241187. i
Answers name of Teddy " R-ward. EM.
052.3.
D. A. R. PIN and bars on blue and white
ribbon, lost in downtown hotel room. Re-,
ward HO. 1164. 6*
GLOVE, man’s grav suede, fur lined, left ,
hand. Please call WO. 8834.
HAT. Persian lamb on evening of Feb.
1. near Constitution Hall or Wis. ave. and
N st. Reward. RE. 6006.
IDENTIFICATION BRACELET. Sterling
silver, oblong, engraved Ensign Winifred
A Wright. U. S. N. R CH. 31111.
IRISH SETTER, female, named Belle, no
tag. children's pet Reward EH. 5723.
KEYS—8 sets automobile keys and several
small keys, attached to metal shower
hook. Phone CO. 64.34. Reward.
LOST, about December 1st, pair of gold
cuff links, initials E K. on one side and
thistle on other; cuff links sent in shirt
to laundry; $10 reward. Call North 0356.
PENDANT, oval, frosted, silver wings on
front. Reward. EM. 6117.
PICTURES (2). marked "Club Bali. Miami.
Florida": lost Jan. 20, at 17th and K sts.
n w Call CO. 8550
PIN. large silver flower design, bet. Wood
land drive and Sulgrave Club. 18th and
Mass ave Sentimental value. Reward.
Mrs. B. C Wright. 3001 Woodland dr. n.w.
POMERANIAN, black, white paws and
chest, black harness; lost Monday vicinity
Brookland. Reward. MI 8241.
REWARD $50—Terrier. Cairn or Jones,
very small, tan. female, pointed ears,
short, tail: lost Dec. 18. CO. 1260
RING, lady's, gold, abalone pearl and onyx
oblong setting; handsome reward. Call
WO. 1445. 5*
SCOTTIE. lost In Chevy Chase, tag 11546.
name "Laurie " Phone eves , WO. 6385.
WALLET, black, containing cash, ptcti-Tes,
certificates Reward. Call NO. 5168 or
CO 4508
WALLET, man's black leather, personal
papers, railroad pa;;, money, gas ration
book, registration card. Reward. Lost
on Pa, ave. bet. 1st end 2nd n.w., and
Jersev Yard. Alexandria lino.
WELSH TERRIER, brown and black: Md.
1044 tag. Silver Spring area. Call SH. ;
6835. Reward.
WRIST WATCH, between 3200 Mass. ave.
and Sholls Cafe on Conn, ave., Wednesday.
Call Florence Nevils. AD. 0785. Reward
MAN'S GRUEN WRIST WATCH, lost while
riding downtown with unknown couple from
corner of Branch and Penna. aves. a.e.
Reward. TR. 5704.
WRIST WATCH, lady's. Hamilton; 14th
st. car line or vicinity Portland Hotel.
Reward GE. 6080 evenings. 5"
WRIST WATCH, lady's. Elgin, gold: lost on
Michigan ave. bus or in Palais Royal Dept
Store, Friday am: $20 reward. Dl.
4400, Br. 204, week days.
LOST RATION COUPONS.
**A’* GA8 RATION BOOK, issued to Wm.
O Brooks. 8314 Draper lane. Silver Sprint.
Md
‘•A” AND “C-r* GAS RATION BOOKS,
issued to John S. Morgan. 3824 Wilson
blvd., Arlington. Va. CH. 8111.
"B ’ GAS RATION BOOK. Issued to Mary
A. Fitzgerald, 716 Chillum rd., Hyattsville,
Md.
FOOD RATION BOOKS 3 AND 4. Issued
,.A- p -MaHry, 942 Jackson st„
Macon. Mo. Phone WO. 8145. 5*
GAS RATION BOOK "A,” Issued to John
Sandy, 9-H. Southway, Greenbelt, Md.
Phone Greenbelt 3751.
c BOOK "5’,” to Louis
R. Helas. 419 Pershln, drive, Silver Sprint,
GAS RATION BOOK “A." Issued to Edgar
®- J*ck«on. -AT07 Connecticut ave. n.w. 5*
JjAS RATION BOOK "A,” issued to E.
Crump Pannill, 246 12th st. n.e. PR. 4674
GAS RATION BOOKS “A,” "B": oper
atori license, registration card, tire in
spection -eeord: all In wallet- Issued to
Kathryn L. Hennessey. 4717 So. Chelsea
lane. Bethesda, Md. WI. 3032.
vA ,s,ued to Arthur
V . 2^L£0lllns *ve - Coral Hills,
Md_Hillside 1646-R.
RATION BOOKS (*>. NO. 3. issued to
Edward P. Stanley. No. 4. Issued to Ida V
Stanley of 79 V st. n.w. MI. 7957.
RATION BOOK NO. 3, Issued to Marv E.
McConlouge. 3518 So. 8th st., Arlington,
Va. 5*
RATION BOOK No. 3. issued to Parthenia
C. Bell. Box 120, Bowie, Md. WA. KHiO,
Ext 92. 5*
WAR RATION BOOKS No. 4. (2) Issued to
Henry S. Powell and Eulalie M. Powell.
2121 Ordway st. n.w. OR. 8393.
MAR RATION BOOKS 3 AND 4, Issued to
Willis Green. Cora Green. Elsibell Oreen.
Ella Johnson. Catherine B. Peppiford
Yvonne, Evett and Pierre Peppiford, 213°
Flagler pi n.w.
WAR RATION BOOK NO. 3, issued tc
Mabel H. Saunders. 1510 P st. n.w. 6*
FOUND.
CAT. yellow Persian, near Rosemary and
TOP OF GAS TANK, with keyring and 7 1
keys: on Conn. ave. nr. Calif, at. call '
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NAZI-HELD ITALIAN PORT BLASTED—With their forms ap
pearing hardly *more than tiny specks against the waters of
the Tyrrhenian Sea, 11 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers of the
United States Army 12th Air Force may be seen wheeling away
from the harbor installations of Civitavecchia, 35 miles north
west of Rome,, after having blasted the port facilities. Puffs
from the bomb bursts and smoke from burning structures are
visible along the entire length of the mole. The blasting of such
ports in the hands of the Nazis makes increasingly difficult their
problems of supply and evacuation. —Army Air Forces Photo.
(J. 5. Flyers Destroy
80 Japanese Planes

In Raid on Wewak
By th* Associated Press.
ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN
THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC,
Feb. 5.—Waiting until the Japa
nese built up thqir previously
depleted air force, American
pilots slashed at Wewak’s four
airdromes Thursday and de
stroyed at least 80 enemy planes.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur said to
day 72 planes were destroyed on
the ground by a 200-ton bombing
and strafing attack. Eight others,
including bombers, were shot down.
It was the heaviest weight of ex
plosives ever dumped on that key
New Guinea base. The communique
described Allied losses and damage
as light.
Wewak, scene of devastating raids
last August 18 and 19 when 225
planes were destroyed, was just re
covering when Lt. Gen. George C.
Kenney sent more than 150 5th
Air Force planes against it.
Runways Heavily Blasted.
Liberator bombers in force, es
corted by Thunderbolt fighters, hit
Wewak shortly before noon, drop
ping 1.000 and 2.000 pounders on
the Wewak and Boram runways.
Twelve parked planes were de
stroyed.
It was during this raid that
American fighters encountered en
emy Zeros and medium bombers
coming in or attempting-’to escape.
Eight of the enemy planes were
shot down.
A perfectly timed strike by
Mitchell medium bombers in large
force caught the Japanese fighters
about an hour later refueling on
Dagua and But airdromes. Sixty,
virtually all of them fighters, were
destroyed on the ground.
Smoke Obscures Observation.
Japan's air force loss may even
have been greater. American pilots
said the great clouds of smoke from
the burning aircraft obscured ac
curate observation.
On the ground, Australian jungle
fighters pushed over a mountain di
vide and are driving down the Mint
jim River in Northeastern New
Guinea only 18 airline miles—30
miles by trail—from Bogadjim, de
fensive outpost for Madang. An
other force occupied Mataloi in the
Ramu Valley sector only 16 airline
miles from Bogadjim.
Other Australian troops t>n the
coast continued their Madang push
north of Sio and are within 24 miles
of a juncture with American forces
which landed at Saidor January 2.
Chevy Chase Cadet
Heads Fishburne Seniors
WAYNESBORO, Va„ Feb. 5.—
Cadet Andrew W. Cole, Chevy
Chase, Md„ has been elected presi
dent of the senior class at Fish-j
burne Military Academy here, it was
announced today. Cadet Coie also
has been elected secretary-treasurer1
of the school Cotillion Club.
School officials announced that:
Cadet George C. Schwegman, Wash
ington, was elected president of the
Cotillion Club. Cadet William M.
Glasgow, Alexandria, was named
editor of the 1944 edition of Taps,
the school yearbook.
* -
Woodlawn Clinic to Give
Typhoid Immunization
Typhoid fever immunization
clinics will be held from 2 to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays at the Woodlawn Clinic,
Fairfax County, opposite the open
air theater on Route 1, Dr. Nelson
Podolriick, health officer for Fairfax,
Prince William and Stafford Coun
ties, said today.
Dr. Podolnick said many wells In
the Woodlawn and Gum Springs
areas of Fairfax County have been
contaminated by surface water re
cently. He urged residents of these
areas to take advantage of the ty
phoid fever immunizations, which
will be given without charge.
Gen. Brereton's Presence
In London Revealed
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Feb. 5.—The presence in
tendon of Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Bre
reton on February 1 was disclosed
today by the appearance of his name
in the London Times list of guests
at a dinner given by the Lord Mayor
to senior Allied commanders.
Gen. Brereton, former commander
of American Air Forces in the Phil
ippines and India, was replaced as
commander of American forces in
the Middle East last September
without any anonuncement being
made of his new assignment.
rails inurcn riA to Meet
The Falls Church Parent-Teacher
Association will meet at 8 pm. Tues
iay at Madison School. Children in
‘war-broken families’* will be dls
mated.
Strikes
(Continued From First Page.)
out. We are prepared to meet them,"
he commented on the WLB order.
At- the same time, representa
tives of 2,000 AFL foundry workers
employed in 25 plants in the Chi
cago area voted to stay off the Job
Monday because of the denial of a
6-cent hourly wage increase by the
WLB. In another development, the
board referred to President Roose
velt a six-week-old textile strike at
'Fall River, Mass., and prospects
were that the Army would take
charge of the plants involved Mon
day. Interunion rivalry caused that
trouble.
The sanctions threatened in the
MESA strike might include reclassi
fication of the strikers under selec
tive service, or the withholding of
union benefits. In event the Gov
ernment took over the plants, crim
inal penalties could be applied to
those fostering the trouble.
Assailed by WLB Officials.
The strike was condemned both
by the regional WLB in Cleveland,
which called it an attempt to
“coerce" agencies pf the Government
into an "abdication of their normal
functions," and by Chairman Edwin
E. Witte of the Detroit board.
The dispute precipitating the
strike hinged on action of the NLRB
in calling a hearing on a petition
from the CIO United Automobile
Workers for a bargaining election in
the toolroom of the Willys-Overland
Motor Co., Toledo. The Toledo strike
affected 4,700 employes. MESA
claims bargaining rights there.
The larger plants involved and the
estimated number of workers idle
included: Cleveland Graphite Bronze
Co., 100: National Acme Co.. 1,500:
Easton Manufacturing Co.. 3,000; S.
K. Wellman Co., 1.400, all in Cleve
land, and the following Detroit
plants: Nash-Kelvinator Corp., 2.
500: Michigan Tool Co., 1,000; De
troit Tap & Tool Co., 1.000, and
Eureke Vacuum Cleaner Co., 1,000.
“Raiding" Charged.
Mr. Smith charged "maladminis
(ration of labor laws" in Washing
ton so that the CIO would benefit.
He also accused the UAW-CIO of
"raiding MESA membership, which,
he said, totals 53.000 workers. He
telegraphed affected factories that
"we have no dispute with your
management."
In his telegram to Mr. Smith, Mr.
Bard pointed out that the manufac
ture of landing craft and other
equipment for the Navy is being
held up, and added:
“It is my absolute conviction that
the strikes being called by you in
several very vital war plants are
greatly increasing the hazards of our
war effort.”
Marine to Describe Tarawa
Af Fairfax Bond Rally
Capt. Earl Wilson, marine officer
who recently returned from the Pa
cific. will describe the fighting at
Tarawa at the Fairfax County War
Bond rally Saturday evening in the
Fairfax High School Auditorium, it
was announced last night by the
War Finance Committee.
Robert D. Graham, committee
chairman, said a captured German
sword and a football autographed
by the Redskins will be among the
items auctioned off by bond bidders.
Mr. Graham said Earl Godwin,
radio commentator, will be master of
ceremonies, and Marshall Farmer,
Frederick County autograph collec
tor, will display autographs of fa
mous people.
Bennett W. King, Fairfax, is vice
chairman of the committee, and
Mrs. Paul E. Brown, Fairfax, is in
charge of women's activities.
50 Italians Executed
In Reprisal at Milan
By the Associated Press.
BARCELONA, Feb. 5 —Fifty Ital
ian prisoners, most of whom were
members of the Italian Army loyal
to Marshal Badoglio, have been ex
ecuted by the Germans in Milan
as a “reprisal” for the assassination
of the Milan chief of police, diplo
matic quarters reported today.
The same sources said German
authorities in Milan have made 200
arrests and have taken over the is
suance of post-curfew passes.
Raid Fire Burns Pipe;
Water Puts Out Blaze
By the Associated Press.
A TOWN IN SOUTH ESSEX.
England.—An Incendiary bomb fell
through the roof of a house here in
a recent air raid.
It started a fire which burned
through a water pipe. Water
gushed from the pipe and extin
guished the Are.
School Principal Named
PRINCE FREDERICK. Md., Feb.
5 (Special).—Miss Margaret Stevens
of Paris, Md., has been appointed
principal of the Solomons Island
Elementary School, the Calvert
County Board of Education an
pounced today.
Italy
(Continued From First Page.)
of all combat, with the odds on the
defenders. The attackers must have
the highest tenacity to overcome
enemy resistance.”
(A British broadcast recorded
by CBS said "American guns
alone have fired 6,000 shells at
Cassino in the past two days.”
(Another British broadcast,
also recorded by CBS. said "a
strange sight among all the de
struction i around Cassino> is the
great monastery of Monte Cas
sino. on a high peak outside the
town.”
i "We are most carefully avoid
ing sending shells anywhere near
! it. though reports from our pilots
I and from prisoners and refugees
I all suggest that the Germans are
using it as an observation point
if not as a gun position,” the
broadcast added.
(St. Benedict established the
famed monastery in 529 A D.i
Describing the battlefield below
Rome as the kind of terrain on
I which the great battles of the
World War were fought. Homer
Bigart, New York Herald corre
spondent representing the com
bined American Press, noted that
there are no "great natural defen
sive positions which the Germans
utilized so cleverly with relatively
small forces in Southern Italy.”
“The enemy must commit masses
of infantry," Mr. Bigart said. “If
this was the objective of the Allied
landings, it has certainly succeeded.!
for the latiun^ adventure has sucked
into this area many enemy reserves.”
The fighting at the beachhead
Thursday night and yesterday was
so confused that 100 British troops
encircled and captured by the Ger
mans were freed later by another
group of British soldiers who then
took the Germans prisoner.
A British soldier named Peter
O'Shea said: “I didn't know which
way by hat was on. First I was
taken prisoner. Then I take my
captors prisoner.”
90 Prisoners Captured.
The Allies yesterday took 90 pris
oners in the beachhead fighting,
bringing the total captured there
since the landings two weeks ago to
1.500. The total number of Ger
mans captured in Italy since the
invasion of the continent started in
Calabria September 3, 1943, is now
over 10.000, Allied headquarters an
nounced.
Front dispatches said the sector
around Clsterna, vital rail and high
way tow>n 26 miles southeast of
Rome, was quiet yesterday after
several days of heavy fighting.
Within sight of the American lines,
the Germans were said to be prepar
ing defenses along the railroad
skirting Cisterna on the south.
Along the west bank of the Garl
gliano, British troops seized 2.300
foot Mount Ornito, 3 miles northeast
of Castelforte, and took 45 prisoners.
On the 8th Army front, along the
Adriatic, a German patrol was am
bushed and shot up north of Crec
chio, about 5 miles northeast of Or
sogna. A German sabotage patrol
consisting of an officer and five men
who entered Allied territory to blow
up a bridge near Casoli was captured
intact.
Although inclement weather again
interfered with air operations, Fly
ing Fortresses struck into Southern
France and blasted the big naval
base at Toulon and railway facilities
in the vicinity of Cannes.
Lighter planes of the Allied Air
Force bombed and strafed enemy
concentrations and traffic between
the Cassino front and the beach
head below Rome, bombed a factory
at Pescara on the Adriatic coast and
carried out other missions, includ
ing a sweep against shipping along
the Yugoslav coast. A small warship
was hit by RAF Kittyhawks at Si
benik.
Six German planes were destroyed
against a loss of three Allied air
craft.
Burton Postpones District
Slum Clearance Hearing
Public hearings which had been
scheduled for next Monday and
Tuesday on the District's slum clear
ance-alley dwelling program were
postponed today until next Friday at
10 a.m. by Chairman Burton of the
Senate District Subcommittee In
charge.
The change was ordered because
he has conflicting engagements with
another committee on a national
problem.
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Tokio Radio Warns
U. S. Is in Earnest
In Marshall Attack
By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.—Japanese
audiences were warned by the Tokic
radio today that the United State?
invasion of the Marshall Island?
was "in dead earnest" and that con
sequently the war situation “l?
growing more acute than was evei
noted heretofore.”
Tlie Tokio domestic broadcast, re
corded by United States Govern
ment monitors, declared:
“The enemy is eagerly pressing
his advance into our inner south
seas with the Gilberts as a powerful
strategic base in the Central Pacific
and no doubt quickly carried out
the Marshall operations in order to
destroy the might of •time,’ which
is a very important strength of
Japan.”
Strong Counterattack Promised.
Tokio told its audiences that the
"Western Pacific, needless to say, is
the sphere of our control and the
front line of national defense” and
that the Marshalls, Marianas and
Carolines lay in Japans “inner
south seas.”
"It goes without saying that our
front line units will respond by
strongly counterattacking the
enemy,” the broadcast continued.
“The fact that the enemy’s sacri
fices will increase the closer he ap
proaches our operation bases can
easily be understood.”
Tokio emphasized, however, that
"it is clear that the recent sorties
of the enemy are being carried out
with all these conditions in mind”
and that, with “the war in the
Pacific charging along with great
speed from one decisive battle to
another,” it was time for the Japa
nese to exert their greater effort.
Tlie domestic Japanese broadcast
put it this way.
“Now indeed is the time when the
100.000.000 people must unite their
total strength and effect a bodily
crash against the total strength
of enemy America.”
Challenge of Jap Inner Line.
Tlie Japanese Domei agency, in
an English-language wireless dis
patch to North America, said "the
main force of our navy remains in
tact” and that it "will select the
most advantageous times and places
to sally forth for the defense of
Greater East Asia.”
The dispatch, as reported to the
Office of War Information by United
States Government monitors, pur
ported to be an analysis of the
United States invasion of the Mar
shall Islands by a "Domei naval
commentator,” who described the
operation as an attempt “to chal
lenge the Japanese inner line.”
Tlie dispatch added that the in
vasion of the Marshalls showed that
the United States had not changed
its "island-to-island tactics,” al
though "the United States claims
they have mobilized the largest fleet
ever concentrated in Pacific w-aters.”
Representative Ford
Plans Retirement
By the Associated Press.
After nearly a dozen years In Con
gress, Representative Ford, Demo
crat, of California is retiring when
he finishes his current term.
“I'm just going home to Los
Angeles and do what I please,” he
told a reporter yesterday after an
nouncing he would not be a candi
date for re-election.
Wallet Containing $325,
Left on Oil Drum, Lost
John Weismuller, 2423 Eighteenth
street N.W., told police yesterday
that he laid a wallet containing $325
on an oil drum standing in front of
his house when he alighted from a
taxicab and searched his pockets for
change to pay the driver.
He walked away without it, he
said, and it was gone when he re
turned *15 minutes later.
Nazis Report Allies
Beginning Initial
Phases of Invasion
Bj the Associated Press.
LONDON, Feb. 5.—By German
account, preliminaries for the Allied
invasion of Western Europe already
are under way—including “recon
naissance attacks by English units
along various points of the Atlantic
Wall.”
A spokesman for the German
general staff was quoted in a Buda
pest broadcast recorded today by
the Ministry of Information as de
claring:
"The English have begun their
attack from the air first of all
against sectors of the West Wall.
In these attacks American Plying
Fortresses also are frequently em
ployed.
“English units have attempted
attacks against various points along
the Atlantic Wall, but these never
have been more than reconnaissance
operations.
“Early spring will be the most
favorable time for an attempt at
invasion and it will probably be
then that the British reconnaissance
activity will reach its climax.”
Nazis Use Invasion Threat
To Alibi Reverses in East
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 5 (A*).—The
German press has begun to use what
it described as the imminence of an
Allied invasioh of Western Europe
to explain continued reverses in the
east to the German people, Swedish
dispatches from Berlin said last
night.
The defense of the west is "Ger
many’s main task in 1944 because
it not only guarantees a defense
with prospects of a favorable out
come but also provides a chance to
gain a decision in the war,” the
newspaper Nachtausgabe said.
Therefore, operations in the east
must be limited, the newspaper de
clared, with the aim of inflicting the
heaviest losses possible on the Rus
sians and hindering a decisive Rus
sian breakthrough while Germany
is preparing for the attack in the
west.
Man Killed, Girl Hurt
In Maryland Accident
One person was killed and another
injured in Prince Georges County
i early today when their automobile
struck a pole and overturned on New
Hampshire avenue near Ray road,
county police reported.
Police said Charles Haden, 35, of
7314 Trescott avenue, Takoma Park.
Md., driver of the car, died shortly
after being admitted to the Leland
Memorial Hospital at Riverdale.
His companion, listed as Louise Ross,
20, of 1838 Connecticut avenue N.W.,
was treated for minor injuries, po
lice said.
In Alexandria W. E. Mosher, 66,
director of the public affairs Insti
tute at the University of Syracuse,
will face charges of reckless driving
in Police Court today as the result
of an accident yesterday at Glebe
and Russell roads, in Alexandria.
Mr. Mosher's automobile collided
with one driven by Mrs. Ruth S.
Bunn, 3517 East Eutaw street, Ar
lington. Mrs. Bunn's daughter, Mrs.
Georgia Ruth Hardwick, 24, a pas
senger in the car, was injured and
jhad nine stitches taken in her knee
!at the Alexandria Hospital. Mrs.
Hardwick's baby daughter also was
:in the car. but was not injured.
Mr. Mosher, who was released on
$100 bond, said he was staying with
friends at Parkfairfax and is In
; Washington on business.
Marshalls
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be exercised through subordinate
commanders.
All persons must obey orders
promptly, and must not commit acts
hostile to the United States.
Personal and property rights will
be respected and existing laws and
customs, as much as possible, will
j remain in force.
United States dollar currency,
bearing the over-print “Hawaii,”
and United States coins will be legal
tender in occupied territory'.
The proclamation is expected to
serve as a model for operations
against other Japanese-held areas.
Knox and King Send
Congratulations to Forces
Es the Associated Press.
Secretary of the Navy Knox and
Admiral Ernest J. King yesterday
sent congratulations to American
forces driving the Japanese from the
Marshall Islands.
Secretary' Knox—"My heartiest
congratulations to you and to all
hands involved in the very success
ful blow against the Japanese in
the Marshall Islands."
Admiral King—"To all hands
concerned with Marshall operations:
Well and smartly done. Carry on.”
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GERMAN ATTACKS ON ALLIED BEACHHEADS REPULSED—
Arrows and Nazi symbol at left indicate where the Germans
pressed attacks today against the Allied beachhead in the
Anzio-Nettuno area, in Italy. Heaviest drive was near Carro
ceto, and Allied headquarters reported the attacks were re
pulsed. Meanwhile, heavy fighting raged in the streets of
Cassino and minor skirmishes were reported all along the main
Italian front (heavy line). —A. P. Wirephoto.
Captured Nazi Bomber Found
'Rough, Ready' and Versatile
El the Associated Press.
American airmen, having tried out
a sample, have decided that Ger
many's new JU-88 "is rough and
ready and a plane to inspire respect
at any time.”
One of the twin-engined medium
bomber fell into Allied hands last
September when a Luftwaffe pilot
quit his job, took the plane and flew
it to the Island of Cyprus in the
Mediterranean. The plane was one
of the newest of Hitler's bombers—
a card said it had been flown less
than 50 hours. It was turned over
to the AAF in North Africa for
evaluation study and Maj. Warner
E. Newby and Lt. G. W. Cook flew
jit to the United States.
The AAF said yesterday that the
i bomber "apparently was designed
jfor many tasks, varying from high
laltitude bombing to ground strafing.
mine laying and night fighting."
Maj. Newby, writing for the offi
cial AAF publication. “Air Force."
says that by sacrificing range, the
Germans can use the JU-88 type as
a high-altitude bomber by slinging
two 1,000-pound bombs under the
wings. For ground attack and straf
ing, the plane is fitted with six .303
caliber machine guns, angle of fire
pointed downward and slung under
each bomb rack. This, supplement
ing other weapons, gives the JU-88
12 rapid-fire machine guns for for
ward fire.
Maj. Newby reports that the JU-88
has a maximum range of 1.300 miles.
At one point on the flight to this
:country, with a slight tail wind, a
ground speed of 285 miles an hour
was attained, which Maj. Newby
comments “was stepping right along
for a bomber of this size."
8 Prisoners Escape
In Buffalo; 5 Caught
Bf the Associated Press.
BUFFALO, N. Y., Feb. 5 —Five of
; eight prisoners who fled last night
from the Erie,County Jail were re-j
captured today. The three still at!
large included two youths charged '
with first-degree murder.
Floyd Philip Heckler, 18, Buffalo, [
and Charles Balone, 17, Lacka
wanna. surrendered to two deputy
sheriffs about 30 miles west of here,
when armed deputies halted a stolen
automobile. Cattaraugus County
Sheriff Morgan L. Sigel said.
Charles Walter Dent. 17. Ken
more; Louis John Kupniewski, 18.;
alias Cooper or Kooper. Erie. Pa.,
and Robert Paul McLean. 20, Buf
falo. were captured 60 miles east of
Buffalo. Identification Officer H. D.
' McColl reported.
Still at liberty were Joseph V.
Augello, 20, Buffalo, and Bernard
Berman. 22. the Bronx, indicted on
first-degree murder charges in the
shooting December 29 of Michael
Martis, 50. manager of a Buffalo
tavern, during a holdup that netted
*118. Also missing was Norman E.
Curry, 22, Williamsport. Pa.
Two "guards were overpowered, one
of them thrown into a solitary con
finement cell, and a frightened char
woman forced to unlock the front
door leading to freedom.
Motorcycle Policeman
Hurt Chasing Speeder
Motorcycle Policeman Norman A.
HanDack, 26 who lives in Berw'yn.
Md., received minor leg injuries last
night when his machine collided
with an automobile at Eleventh and
Monroe streets N.W. as he pursued
a speeding motorist.
The policeman was thrown from
his mbtorcycle when a car driven
by Joseph E. Price. 1002 Monroe
street N.W., moved into an inter
section. directly in his path. The
policeman will report for treatment
at the police clinic today.
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chemical firm to sell the products
and represent the interests of Ger
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Totin' Left to Husband,
But Stranger Intervenes
By the Associated Press.
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left a suitcase of clothing on
the sidewalk for his wife to carry
into the house. Mrs. O’Riley de
cided her husband should do the
totin’. She came in empty-handed.
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the burden. When the O’Riley*
went out later, the suitcase was
gone.
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