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Polish Stale Other Than Exile Regime By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 7.—Russia strongly intimated today that she is planning to give her offi cial blessing to establishment of a new Polish state independent of the exile government in Lon don as a basis for settling vexing Polish territorial problems in her own way. This development coincided with a bitter Soviet verbal attack on Bul garia and a sharp air raid on the . Finnish capital of Helsinki—events which were generally interpreted here as warnings to those two coun tries to sever their conections with Germany. The tipoff on Russia's intentions toward Poland came in a Moscow broadcast recorded by the Soviet monitor here declaring that as Red Army troops drive out the German invaders “ a new democratic Poland will arise and all conditions for friendly co-operation of the Ukrain ian and Polish peoples will be cre ated.’* i Future Negotiations Hinted. The broadcast added that the establishment of a separate foreign office in the Ukrainian Soviet re public would create stimulus for “a friendly rapprochement of these states and may require conclusion of special agreements for strength ening their friendly connections be tween them.” This statement, hinting at pos sible future treaty negotiations, gave added significance to action taken at Moscow last week extend ing to each of the 16 separate Soviet republics the right to handle their own foreign affairs. It appeared here that the strate gically located Ukraine was slated for a key role in a Soviet plan to settle boundary issues and at the same time build a powerful Slav bloc ; against future German aggression. There also was a hint of the role which other individual Soviet re publics may be expected to play in the settlement of important frontier problems. Indicating that the Polish gov ernment-in-exile in London was to be ignored entirely in this plan, the Moscow broadcast said that “the emigre Polish government not in frequently displays imperialistic, pro-Fascist tendencies in its poli tics, and added: “It is obvious that such tendencies preclude even the possibility of a friendly agreement.” i Krainian commissar ,>amea. Significantly, perhaps, it was dis closed that Alexander E. Kornei chuk had been named commissar of foreign affairs for the Ukrainian Soviet republic. Korneichuk, who resigned only last week as the Kremlin's vice commissar of foreign affairs, has strongly opposed Po land's claims to her prewar eastern borders. He is the husband of Wanda Vassilevska. president of the Union of Polish Patriots in Mos cow, which has been highly critical of the exile government. Although the Rusisans have de nied officially reports that they have presented Finland with an ultima tum to quit the war, the bombing of Helsinki by Soviet planes last night was generally taken as a warning to the Finns that with the lifting of the siege of Leningrad Soviet forces are now ready to deal with them. The Russian attack on Bulgaria came in the form of a Moscow broadcast bitterly denouncing the Sofia government on the grounds that Bulgarian ports were being used by the Germans against Rus sia. President Denounces Acts of Bigotry As President Roosevelt, in a state ment to the Federal Council of Churches in New York, denounced "acts of violence, prejudice, bigotry and division", the Council’s Wash ington branch today made plans for an inter-racial religious service next Sunday at the Asbury Methodist Church. Eleventh and K streets N.W. The President’s statement, made in connection with the council’s plan for observance of Race Relations Sunday on February 13. criticized those who foster dissension between races as missing "the meaning of America, as they are incapable of understanding the brotherhood of men in terms of divine teaching and democratic living.” "Such men”, Mr. Roosevelt said, "deserve our censure. Some are entitled to our contempt. All require the never-ceasing reiteration of the Christian and American faith in the dignity of all peoples and right of all men to equal treatment in this land and on earth.” Dr. Frederick E. Reissig, executive secretary of the Washington Federa tion of Churches, said that the serv ice at the Asbury Methodist Church, opening at 4 p.m., would feature an inter-racial choir of between 100 and 150 voices, including white, colored and Chinese singers. The group will be directed jointly by Prof. Warner Lawson of Howard University and Prof. James McLain of American University. The District observance of Race Relations Sunday, Dr. Reissig said, goes back for 20 years. It is always held on the Sunday nearest Lincoln’s birthday. The service this year, he added, will be the first to be held in a colored church. South Sea Oranges Oranges picked in the New Heb rides were so large that two hands could barely span them. r~_",-? Nylon Production Could Fill Most Hosiery Needs By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—Need ny lons? The head nylon salesman for the company that makes the thread says production has ex panded so much that when mili tary demands drop off, it “will be sufficient to supply most of the hosiery industry.’’ Robert A. Ramsdell,. sales direc tor for that division of E. I. Dupont De Memours & Co., says conver sion will be immediate when Gov ernment requirements permit. Incidentally, the latest reported bootleg market quotation on nylon stockings was $7 a pair, for a good grade, and $6 for the buyer-beware kind. They were $12 at Christmas •nd no picking. . ’ k YOUTHFUL VETERANS APPLY FOR PAYOFF—These discharged servicemen have obtained ap plication forms for mustering-out pay at the office of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in the Tower Building and are awaiting advice on how to apply for the payments. They are (left to right) Staff Sergt. Robert Ashworth, Edward B. Wise, Edgar L. Webb, Richard F. Langley and Edward W. Foster. Congressional Inquiry Into Cost Of Pentagon Asked by Knutson The Military Affairs Commit tee of the House or Senate should investigate the $75,000,000 cost of the War Department’s Pentagon Building, Representative Knut son, Republican, of Minnesota said today. "I would like to know what be came of that $75,000,000,” Mr. Knut son said. “That’s a lot of money." Tiie House is expected to receive a full report on the expenditure within three weeks from Represen tative Engel, Republican, of Michi gan, who has been conducting his own inquiry . Neither Chairman May of the House Military Affairs Committee nor Chairman Reynolds of the Sen ate Military Affairs Committee could be reached for comment on the Knutson statement. Clerks for both committees said they had received no formal request for any inquiry. Representative Taber, Republican, of New York, said that information already collected by Mr. Engel re veals that there has been “dishon esty in answering questions about the building on the part of high ranking officials." H said that com pletion of the Engel report awaited a check on “two or three" small items. Mr. Taber is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which has scheduled hearings for later in the year on the 1945 War Department supply bill. During the bearings the commit tell will have, an opportunity to question Lt. Gen. Brehon B. Somer vell, commanding general, Army Service Forces, who supervised the Pentagon project. Mr. Engel was in Detroit today and could not be reached for com ment. He has made investigations into expenditures on Camp Bland irtg, Fla.; Camp Devens, Mass., and a number of war factories in Mich igan and Pittsburgh. Congress appropriated $35,000,000 for the building after the Army re ported in October, 1941. that it would cost $31,110,000, It was dis closed in The Star last January 23 that the cost came to $75,000,000. Strike ^Continued From First Page.') struck plants, which is the central issue of the strike. Not Satisfactory Response. The exchange came after Chair man William H. Davis of the WLB had told Mr. Brooker his appear ance at the hearing was not a satisfactory response to subpoenas for the two principal officers of the union. The hearing had been called to determine if sanctions are to be applied against the strikers. The attorney said General Secre tary Matthew Smith and President George White could not attend the hearing without permission of the union's administrative board, now meeting in Cleveland. Mr. DafJQHBlied W-MBUW fW law and rem^ing** dryly, •‘F’fcStT nothing in the statute 'about the Executive Council of the MESA.” Mr. Smith and Mr^ White saljtiiv Clevelffcd they werE TgMWng-^hc WLB order to Come heTK^UBe IWP* poena had been served on Mr. Smith, but not on Mr. White. Chairman Davis, after recessing the hearing briefly while the WLB met in executive session, announced that the hearing would be continued until 2:30 p.m. tomorrow. He said the board's legal department has been “instructed to do whatever is legally necessary to get compliance.” He said the board had also adopted a resolution calling upon the MESA leadership “to forthwith call off the strike.” r erguson asks investigation. Senator Ferguson, Republican, of Michigan asked the Justice Depart ment to investigate the action of the two union officers. "This is a serious situation, amounting to a strike against the Government,’’ Senator Ferguson said. He asked for an inquiry into the possibility Mr. Smith’s refusal to obey the subpoena was in violation of Federal conspiracy statutes and of Federal laws against interfering with the functions of Government boards and courts. Mr. Brooker told the WLB that the members of the MESA board "would come to Washington tomor row or Wednesday if the board will make the transportation and hotel arrangements—all 110 of them.” “We,” replied Chairman Davis, “expect Mr. Smith and Mr. White to respond in person. If they want to bring other members of the board, all well and good.” Under the War Labor Disputes Act, the board may apply to any Federal District Court for enforce ment of its subpoena. Defiance of a subpoena might result in fine and imprisonment up to $1,000 and one year. The board has no enforcement power of its own on subpoenas. "If the War Labor Board wants to see me in Washington they will have to come and get me,” Mr. Smith had said in Detroit last night as he pre pared to go to Cleveland. Mr. Smith was served with a sub poena Saturday, but the United States marshal's office in Detroit still held a subpoena for Mr. White, who has not been in the city since it was issued. The walkouts began Friday in Toledo in protest against National Labor Relations Board procedure in a bargaining agency dispite involv ing the MESA and the CIO United Automobile Workers in a Willys Overland Motor Co. took room. After the NLRB went ahead with its hearing on the request of the CIO union for a bargaining agency election among toolroom employes, Mr. Smith issued the strike call, de claring the union was engaged in a “fight to survive in the face of the administration’s support of the CIO and the consequent near-prohibl tion of independent unionism by the NLRB and WLB.” Mr. Smith advised company offi cials “we have no dispute with your management and fervently hope the disruption will not be forced upon your company by maladminis tration of labor laws in Washington.” Officials of the Northern Aircraft Products Division, Aviation Oorp., at Toledo, disclosed that 24 unionists had been dismissed for leaving their jbbs “without justifiable complaint.’’ The stoppages are centered mainly in Cleveland, Detroit and Toledo. All MESA members did not heed the strike call, however. Approximately 7,000 employes remained at their jobs at the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Co., only 100 steward* walk ing out. In Elyria, Ohio, 1,200 unionists voted to remain at work pending outcome of today's execu tive board meeting. Cleveland police patrolled en trances to five of 'the city’s arma ment factories after Mayor Prank J. Lousche issued a radio appeal asking the unionists to return to their Jobs and promising police pro tection if they did. Italy (Continued From First Page.) ers blasted shipping in Piombino Harbor. Thirteen Allied planes failed to return and 10 Nazi aircraft were destroyed, headquarters disclosed. agfWce fighting was reaA3c^'$ll> w?l|ay in the northern part of the Anlift bridgehead, presumably above Carroceto. Allied headquarters said &HMKBiy forces h«d Cad Juste A~and feoHSoHflated" their pdSJtWrw. 'The phrase, sometimes indicative of re verses, was not amplified. In the battle for Cassino front dispatches yesterday said reinforced German troops were fighting from cellars and roofs in the town, from surrounding peaks and from the slopes below. The Nazis in the town were almost completely en veloped by artillery fire,, but fought on from every tenable building. (The United Nations radio at Algiers said last night the 5th Army had captured Masera Al banetta, two miles northwest of Cassino.) The Germans yesterday were re ported to have launched two coun terattacks east of Terelle, north west of Cassino, forcing the Allies to withdraw from two small hills, but a Nazi attack against Mount Abate, northeast of Terelle, was thrown back. Allied headquarters said an ade quate base for a fighting force had been established on the Anzio beachhead and that the immediate task of the Allies was to hold the territory against expected strong German attack. Reports from the Anzio bridge nead said hundreds of Italian refu gees were risking heavy artillery Art to return to their homes in the Cis terns area after the Germans told them “let the Americans and Eng lish look after you; we don’t want ^ou.” Their return aggravated the food situation. The Germans have been remov ing all livestock and foodstuffs from the areas between the beachhead and the capital, the refugees said, so that they would not fall into Allies hands. A dispatch from Bern, Switzer land, quoted a Swiss correspondent in Rome as reporting that the Nazis had told residents of the capital to solve their own food problems and that part of the 96,000 un employed Romans were set to work to provide food. The correspondent said on many days “cannon fire is practically con tinuous, with windows constantly rattling. One sees English and American war prisoners taken through the streets.” He added that the Roman population gen erally was indifferent, although 10 persons recently were executed for sabotage against the German Army. Draft (Continued From First Page.) to complain to higher authorities are told not to report for induction until they have been before the medical examiners. Induction stations occasionally are dubious about draft boards “second guessing" the Army and at some induction stations, the servicemen promptly are rejected. In other cases, the men are reinducted only to be discharged again soon after they report for duty. Generally, if a man’s health im proves, if he recovers from his in juries or if the physical standards change, he may be redrafted. Men iischarged - late in 1942, particu larly, are finding themselves in uni forms again because the standards changed considerably early in 1943. Youths of 17 who volunteer for service and are discharged for some Usability have to register for the iraft just as if they had no service jehind them. Their 18th birthday nay find thqpi on their way back nto uniform. Muster-Out Pay Forms Being Issued in D. C. By Veterans' Groups Discharged servicemen lined up today at the offices of veterans’ or ganizations for applications for the mustering-out payments of $100, $200 or $300. Those discharged from now on will get the payments as they leave the services, the Army and Navy has agreed. For the 1,300,000 dis charged since Deecember 7, 1941, there were assurances that the pay ments would be made promptly on application. The Army plans to send the checks out within 10 days of re ceipt of applications at its field finance offices around the country, it was said at the Pentagon. Press officers of the Navy, which will issue the checks at its ac counting office in Cleveland, Ohio, were unable to estimate how long it would take to “process’’ the ap plications, but added that action would be “prompt:' More than 100 discharged service men went to the Veterans of For eign Wars office in the Tower Build ing or to the American Legion office at 1608 K Street N.W. today to get application forms similar to the one published in The Star yesterday. The veterans' organizations of fered to supply copies of the forms when they read that the Army and Navy, in a Joint release, said no forms would be printed but "au thorized'’ newspapers to do so. First to get a form at the Vet erans of Foreign Wars office was Staff Sergt. Robert Ashworth, 25, of 7409 Alaska avenue N.W., an employe of the VFW, whose leg was paralyzed by a land mine at Gafsa. The VFW had mimeograph forms ready for the discharged servicemen. Ordered forms had not been de livered at the Legion office, but the stenographic staff busied itself mak ing carbon copies for the callers. Carl J. Schoeninger of Detroit, na tional commander of the VFW, who was in Washington today, cautioned the veterans to keep a photostatic or certified copy of their discharge when applying for mustering-out pay. Pkss officers at the Pentagon said the finance officers had to have the original discharge in Issuing the mustering-out pay checks as they mark the discharge, showing that payment has been made. Army checks, it was said, will be issued by the finance offices in the field without necessity, of searching the files to confirm the man's record. All the information necessary in figuring the amount of the appli cant’s discharge pay is carried on the discharge. Army finance offices will be able to take care of the payments with present staffs, it was said. The mustering-out bill signed last week by the President provides for payment of $100 to veterans with less than 60 days’ active service, in one check; $200 to those with more than 60 days but no foreign service, in two checks of $100 each, the second check being issued 30 days after the first, and $300 to those with foreign service, in three equal monthly installments. Finland (Continued From First Page.) said the Estonian capital of Reval (Tallinn) also had been bombed, adding to the growing uneasiness in Sweden. This morning Swedish aircraft roared over Stockholm in extensive maneuvers, despite generally poor weather. Helsinki traffic was reported dis rupted as the Russians dropped many high explosives and incen diaries. starting fires which were difficult to control. The sky above the Finnish capital was red with the glow. The first eyewitness details of the raids—which ended a long lull in the war on the Finnish front—came in a dispatch from the Helsinki cor respondent of the Stockholm Afton bladet, who said residents of the capital had been kept huddled in air-raid shelters for seven hours during the night. The first raid was the worst the capital had experienced since 1941. Swedish press accounts said the first assault caused heavy damage to the Central Railway Station, the Finnish National Bank, the Techni cal University, the Toeloe residential district and the Brunnsparken dip lomatic quarter. Anti-aircraft guns went into ac tion immediately after the sirens heralded the first attack and shot almost continuously for two hours. Thousands of windows were shat tered. Thirty windows in the American Legation were broken by a bomb exploding nearby. Husband and Manager Of Mme. Pavlova Dies LONDON, Feb. 7.—Victor d’Andre, husband of the late Anna Pavlova, died Saturday at 74. D’Andre was a wealthy landowner in Russia when he met the dancer, a peasant’s daughter then begin ning to rise in the Imperial Ballet, Under his management she rose to international fame. D’Andre frequently served as ac companist for his wife, whom he married In 1914. Mme. Pavlova died in 1931. Arabian Oil Pipeline Hit by Senator Moore As 'Monstrous Thing' Describing the Government’s huge Arabian oil pipeline project as “a monstrous thing that will be inves tigated extensively,” Senator Moore, Republican, of Oklahoma charged today that the line will take so long to build it will supply no oil for mili tary use in this war. While the pipeline agreement, anounced Saturday by Secretary of Interior Ickes, drew the unqualified opposition of Senator Moore, himself an independent oil man, other Sen ators expressed a desire for more details before giving opinion of the venture. . t Senator Johnson, Democrat, of Colorado said he preferred to regard the Arabian deal, which provides an outlet on the Mediterranean for the tremendous American-owned oil re serves on the Persian Gulf, “as a mil itary matter that will aid in prosecu tion of the war." He also called for more information on the agreement. Hearing to Start Next Week. The Colorado Senator is chairman of a subcommittee which will inves tigate Petroleum Reserves Corp., contractual agent for the Govern ment in the pipeline agreement. The haring will start Fbruary 15, with Mr. Ickes, president of PRC, as the first witness. Senator John son said the pipeline deal will be investigated along with other oper ations of the corporation. The pipeline will transport oil about 1.250 miles from two large fields on the Persian Gulf to an American military supply base to be constructed on the Mediterranean. The fields are in Saudi Arabia, owned by the Standard Oil Co. of California and the Texas Co., and in Kuwait, owned by Gulf Oil Corp. Mr. Ickes stated that an actual contract between PRC and the oil companies awaited formal approval of the two countries involved. The Government will get an estimated 1,000,000,000 barrels of oil from the rich fields. Senator Moore charged the agree ment was tantamount to a treaty with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait without the necessary Senate ap proval. He said President Roose velt and Mr. Ickes ignored the views of Congress in approving the agreement. The Oklahoman estimated the line will take three years to build and its ultimate cost four times the Ickes’ estimate of from $130,000,000 to $165,000,000. He said it would be cheaper to transport oil to the Mediterranean by w'ater despite the added distance. “Tills project has no recommenda tion for soundness,” said the Sena i tor. “I think it is a monstrous j thing. It represents a reversal of international policy as well as oil policy. Our business should be car ried on by private industry. This embarks the Government in the oil business, another step to socialize all business.” Senator Moore said the three oil companies involved should have financed the pipeline themselves If they were unwilling to risk the capi tal, he said, other companies would have been glad to help on a pooling arrangement. ims aeai is Just as wrong as anything could be,” he concluded. Brewster Asks Study. Senator Brewster, Republican, of Maine, who has been critical of the Government for using so large a por tion of domestic American oil in the war, said he neither approved nor opposed the Arabian agree ment. He added It should be con sidered carefully since "it repre sents a tremendous departure from American traditions and a radical change in our foreign policy.” Mr. I cites said the huge stock of petroleum to be obtained by the Government was sufficient to care for the needs of our armed forces for several years even at the pres ent unpreceednted rate of consump tion. The oil, he added, will have an important use in the postwar as well as the war period. The Government, he said, will be repaid with interest and profit for the cost of the pipe line. War Bonds _(Continued From First Page.) In the Northeast section. The bovs received $2,000 In pledges to add to $4,415 In bond pledges previously collected. The parade began at Montello avenue and Neal street Nl. and ended at the Beverlv Theater, Fifteenth and F streets N.E., where scraps of a Japanese uniform were auctioned off for an additional $500 bond. Latest report on national sales showed $10,752,000,000 of the $14, 000,000.000 quota had been raised through Saturday. Individuals throughout the country have bought $2,637,000,000 and corporations $8 - 115,000,000. Federal Agency Purchases. Federal Home Loan Banks pur chased $725,000,000 in Government securities during 1943, according to James Twohy, governor of the sys tem. The member banks sold $456 - 000,000 in stamps and bonds to the public. Total sales' and purchases by members of the system since the Treasury began its emergency financing program in 1941 have been $1,450,000,000. A “Let’s Back the Attack” meet ing will be held by the Civitan Club at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the May flower Hotel. Speakers will include MaJ. John S. Myers of the provost marshall’s office, War Department, and William Herson. Other organizations are planning affairs this week in a final effort to put the District over the top. The Takoma Citizens’ Association will meet at 9 o’clock tonight at Fifth and Cedar streets. N.W. to hear Mrs. Augusta Hanlon Brown,. Employes of Underwood Elliott Fischer Co., will meet at 4 pm. to day at Thirteenth and F streets N.W. to hear H. C. Westwood. Ahepa, Greek society, will hold a bond rally and dance at 10 o'clock tonight in the Statler Hotel when Staff Sergt. Norman T. Hatch, Ma rine Corps combat photographer, will show pictures he took in the battle of Tarawa. Chinese Fiscal Official Named to UNRRA Post By the Associated Press. P. W. Kuo, vice minister of finance of China and secretary of the Chinese Trade Commission, has been appointed deputy director in charge of the secretariat of the United Nations Relief and Rehabili tation Administration, Director General Herbert H. Lehman an nounced yesterday. Mr. Kuo, who received the degree of doctor of philosophy from Co lumbia University In 1910, formerly was president of Southeastern Unl evrslty in China. SELLS BONDS FROM HOSPITAL BED—From her bed in Emer gency Hospital. Mrs. Albert Carter. 1026 Sixteenth street N. W., already has sold $100,000 in War Bonds via the telephone. Mrs. Carter is shown selling a bond to Mrs. Thomas J. O’Brien, wife of the Illinois Representative, while Mrs. Andrew Stewart, captain of the Red Cross Nurses’ Aid, waits her turn. Mrs. Carter suffered a broken knee cap in a recent accident. Before that she was in charge of the congressional bond booth in the Statler Hotel. —Harris-Ewing Photo. inquests being Held In 2 Fatal Shootings Coroner A. Magruder MacDonald today was conducting inquests into two fatal shootings in the District last week. Mrs. Dora M. Johnson, colored, who lived at 2700 Sherman avenue N.W., died in Garfield Hospital Fri day shortly after she was shot dur ing a family quarrel in her home. Police are seekipg William Copeland, a brother-in-law, for questioning. Lum Tung, 50-,vear-old Chinese, employe of a noodle factory in the 1500 block of Fifth street N.W., died in Emergency Hospital Satur day of wounds received in an alter cation with another Chinese. Russia <Continued From First Page.) Rovno, the capture of which was announced Saturday by the Rus sians. Mlinov is 20 miles southeast of Lutsk, also announced Saturday as captured, and 82 miles from the German stronghold of Lwow, near the Polish Bug River. Gen. Vatutin's spearheads at arv other point were in Mizoch, only 55 miles from the Odessa-Warsaw railway, principal supply artery for the German Dnieper bend armies. More than 1.200 Germans wrere killed in this drive, the Russians said. uovorov forces Advance. Far to the north Gen. Lenonid A. Govorov's Leningrad Army surged forward into Estonia, the Moscow bulletin said, clearing the Germans from the eastern bank of the Narova River above and below Narva. 8 miles inside the prewar frontier. Large numbers of prisoner* were taken and the German dead totaled more than 400, the communique re ported. (Russian troops have penetrated the eastern suburbs of Narva, a Reuters dispatch from Moscow to London said today.) Berlin broadcasts recorded here said the Russians actually had crossed the Narova and Stockholm dispatches reported German na tionals were fleeing from the Es tonian capital of Reval (Tallinn), 120 miles to the west. Previous dispatches had reported German colonists leaving Narva for Ger many. Dr. Moses Given Post At Gallinger to Wait Dr. Veal's Retirement Dr. William R. Mo6es, 27, under consideration for the head of the surgery department at Gallinger Municipal Hospital, was named tem porary senior interne at Gallinger by the Commissioners today on the recommendation of Dr. Daniel L. Seckinger, acting superintendent of the hospital. The head surgery post became va cant when Dr. J. Ross Veal an nounced his resignation last week, but a successor cannot take his place until May 21 when Dr. Veal's accumulated leave expires. It is understood that Dr. Moses, who graduated from George Wash ington Medical School in 1939 and has practiced since that time in several Baltimore hospitals, will do surgical work at his new post until he can be elevated to Dr. Veal’s posi 1 tion. i The position carries an annual salary of $6,000. The interne post pays $900 a year, less $300 for main ! tenance. The temporary appoint ment ends June 30. Man, 61, Seriously Hurt In Bowling Alley Fight Lee Roy Vannoy. 61, of 414 Sixth ( street N.W., was in a critical condi , tion in Gallinger Hospital today ! suffering from a fractured skull, which, police said, he received when he was struck with a bowling j pin in a fight Satundav night in the ! Lafayette Bowling Alley, 1525 I . street N.W. At liberty in $1,000 bond on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon was Murray Freeman, 30, of the 1100 block of Sixteenth street N.W. The argument started, ac cording to police, when Freeman ordered Vannoy, employed as a pin setter, to leave the premises. Congress in Brief Ey the Aseociated Eresa. j Senate and House expected to vote final approval of new $2,315,000,000 ! tax bill. Senate starts third week of debate 1 on servicemen's vote legislation. 'Peoples' Cathedral' Planned On Site at Ruined Coventry By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 7.—In an unprece dented move, Coventry's famous bomb-wrecked cathedral will be re placed by a “people's cathedral” in which Free churches will join the Anglican congregation and the cen tral altar of the early Christian era will be restored, it was announced today. The new structure, to be erected immediately after the war, will in clude a Christian service center "for the whole community, in full part nership with the Free churches,” the announcement said. The center will be connected with the Anglican ca thedral proper by a “special chapel of unity” belonging to both. An endowment fund is planned to staff both the cathedral and the center. Dr. N. V. Gorton, Bishop of Cov entry, said it was aimed to make a place for the “flood of strangers which the war has brought to Cov entry, 80 per cent of whom are with out church membership.” The building has been designed by Sir Giles Scott—a Roman Catholic who planned the Anglican Cathe dral of Liverpool—to utilize the ex r \fii | Its clear tone—its low price will win your approval. Fully guaranteed. B Accepted by the coun cil on the physical therapy of the Amer ican Medical Ass'n. Free Demonstration. Our Hear ing aid expert will be pleased to demonstrate and advise you. AJahnlm. 935 F ST. N.W. Arthur J. Sundlun, Pres. SI Ymarg at Same Addrggg I • * * isting tower and apse which sur vived the bombing. The altar has been planned for the middle of the church. Dr. Gorton said, because “it belongs to the people as well as to the clergy. * • • Let the people gather around it." One of Two D. C. Men Reported 'Missing' Found Nazi Captive Two men from the Washington area were today reported "missing in action” over Europe by the War Department, but the Red Cross has learned one is a German prisoner of war and a letter written by a tail gunner gives hope for the safety of the other. First Lt. Ho mer B. Wells, 25, of 1344 Harvard street N.W., is in German cue tody, his mother, Mrs. C 1 a r i b e 1 Wells, a Navy Department em ploye, was in- Lt- Weiu. formed last Monday after two week." of anxious waiting. Still missing is Second Lt. Fremont H. Jewell, 25. r.f 204 East Underwood street, Chevy Chase. Also listed as missing in Army Air Force action in Europe is Staff Sergu John W. Sinquefleld, 22, of Spark man, Ark., brother of Mrs. Zelma Puchee, Navy Department employe, who lives at Alcott Hall, West Po tomac Park. A day after a fire in her home on January 12 Mrs. Wells first received word her son was missing. During the fire, which burned out the entire downstairs of her home, Mrs. Wells suffered injuries when she feli down a flight of stairs. Three of her room ers were rescued from the upper stories by firemen, who used ladders. The War Department informed her that Lt. Wells was lost in a raid on December 31. She had received a letter from him dated December 27, in which he promised to relate a “great story” when he came home. Mrs. Wells said she never gave up hope and kept praying for her son until the good news arrived last week. Lt. Wells was bom In Atlantic City, N. J., and moved to the District three years ago with his parents. Ha enlisted in the Air Forces m May, 1941. He is en gaged to be mar ried to a girl he met while in training at Val dosta, Ga. Since being in formed that Lt Jewell was miss ing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Jewell, have had theii hopes raised by information ex changed with the families of the u. jcweii. 11 other men who were in the crew of their son'i bomber. Greatest hope, they said, was a letter written to the family ol the tail gunner on Lt. Jewell’i bomber by a tail gunner who was in another plane on the raid. The let ter writer reported he had caught a glimpse of Lt. Jewell's damaged plane heading for what looked like a forced landing. Lt. Jewell's parents have received other information. From the father i of Lt. Morris Wolfe of New Haven, Conn., they learned that the fateful raid was probably? against Kiel cn January 5. Searrian (First Class) Harold Enos, who i* stationed here at the Navy Yard, informed the anx ious parents that his brother, Lt. A1 Enos of Cuba, N. Y., wSs the co-pilol of the bomber. The last letter from Lt. Jewell, written on Christmas Day, informed his parents that the bombardier on his plane had been killed the day j before. A native of St. Cloud, Minn, Lt. Jewell grew up in St. Paul and he attended the University of Min nesota. He moved to Washington in October, 1941, when his father came to work for the Federal Works Administration, and enlisted in the Air Corps in April, 1942. His brother, Pvt. Keith Jewell, 21, is stationed at Camp Plauch, New Orleans. Sergt. Sinquefield, a top turret gunner on a bomber, was first re ported missing on January 15. His sister. Mrs. Puchee, said she learned later that the last raid in which he participated was on January 5 over France. Before going in the Air Corps, Sergt. Sinquefield was em ployed by the International Har vester Co. in New Orleans. I Torture Tojo with another bond. He will feel the squeeie more than (you do. J ' _ ! I ON LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES l| After the payment of two full years' premiums, most life insurance policies have a "cash or loan value." 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