Conferees on Ballot
For Servicemen Fail
To Agree on Bill
BY J. A. O’LEARY.
House and Senate conferees dis
cussed their differences over the
use of State or Federal ballots by
servicemen for nearly two hours
without reaching an agreement, to
day, and recessed until 2 o'clock this
The negotiations got under way
with each group standing 3-to-2 in
support of the position taken by
their respective branches, and at
noon Representative Rankin, Demo
crat, of Mississippi, said:
“I doubt if any one has changed
Senator Green, Democrat, of
Rhode Island, chairman of the con
ference, said, ‘‘We had an amicable
discussion," but declined to indicate
whether any specific basis of com
promise was expored.
Failure of the conferees to reach
an agreement at their first meeting
came as no surprise, in view of the
strong division of sentiment in Con
grevs between those who favor and
oppose the authorization of a short.
Federal voting form, on which
members of the armed forces could
write in their choice for President,
Senator and Representative.
The House is on record for use of
regular absentee State ballots, cov
ering State as well as national tick
ets, while the Senate bill would en
able servicemen to use either a
State or Federal ballot.
If no compromise is worked out
by the conferees, each group will go
back to its respective chambers for 1
Instructions, which would result in
another test vote.
Earlier, Senator Green, co-author
of the administration's amendment
battered Federal ballot bill, criticized
the House conferees for their an
nounced opposition to anything be
yond State-controlled balloting.
House Members Assailed.
"I dont think the conferees of
either the Senate or the House
should take a position that they re
fuse to confer,” Senator Green said,
"and that's what it amounts to.”
Senator Brewster, Republican, of
Maine, one of the Senate Republi- j
cans who teamed with Southern!
"States rights” Democrats against
the Federal ballot, said today he had,
War Department assurance that j
ballots can be transported by ship
to 75 per cent of the overseas armed
forces within one week. The state- j
ment, he said, demonstrated thatj
State ballots can be delivered—
countering administration claims
that a uniform Federal ballot is the
only sure method of guaranteeing
voting privileges to those in uni-!
Dirksen Says Two Planes
Could Haul Troops' Votes
OGDEN. Utah. Feb. 17
Representative Dirksen. Republican,
of Illinois, expressed doubt last night i
that service men and women would
be satisfied with voting on "ballots
conceived ir* illegality” and asserted
that theie were no insurmountable
barriers to providing "legal ' ballots.
In an address at a delayed Lincoln j
Dav dinner, Mr. Dirksen said one
heavy cargo plane could carry all
the ballot* needed by servicemen in
the Pacific area and another could,
supply ballots for all men in the
“It Secretary of War Stimson and •
Secretary of the Navy Knox are j
willing to do their part,” he said, !
"there will be no difficulty in giving
the service men and women their
vote on legal State ballots.”
Father Dies oi Blows; |
Police Hold Son, 15
By ’he Associate'’ pr»ss.
DETROIT. Feb. 17. — Barton,
Tucker, 45-year-old war plant work
er. died in Receiving Hospital last
night and juvenile authorities ar
rested his 15-year-old son, Harold,
who police said admitted striking
his father with a claw hammer
"because he tried to kill my mother."
The elder Tucker died less than
four hours after he was taken to the
hospital with 10 gashes in his head.
Assistant Prosecutor Glenn Tem
ple quoted the boy as saying his
father had been drinking and, be
coming enraged at noise made by
children at play in the backyard, at
tacked his mother, Anna, who has
seven other children.
Mr. Temple said the youth told
him he snatched a hammer and.
while two sisters, 11 and 9, watched,
struck his father 10 times as he
crouched over his mother on the!
"Pop slumped over on the floor;
and Mom ran out," the boy was
quoted as adding.
No warrant has been issued for
Dean Dun's Presenters
To Include Colored Rector
According to the Witness, an
Episcopal Church periodical pub
lished in New York, the Rev. John
M. Burgess, rector of the Church
of St. Simon of Cyrene. Cincinnati,
and one of the outstanding colored
clergymen of Ohio, will be one of
the presenters at the consecration
of the Very Rev. Angus Dun of
Cambridge, Mass..> as Bishop of
Washington at Mount St. Alban
The announcement as printed in
the magazine for February 17 ex
plains that Mr. Burgess is a former
pupil of Dean Dun, whether at the
Episcopal Theological Seminary
which he has headed since 1940 or
elsewhere not being specified.
A stipulation of the Prayer Book
Is that the “candidate” for conse
cration shall be "presented” to the
presiding bishop by two bishops, but
other clergy may “attend” him. The
late Bishop James E. Freeman was
“presented” by the Right Rev.
Arthur S. Lloyd, Bishop Suffragan
of New York, and the Right Rev.
Nathaniel S. Thomas, Bishop of
Man Given Six Months
For Passing Bad Checks
Harold J. Frommert, 21, of the 300
block of C street SB. was sentenced
yesterday in Municipal Court to
six months in jail on 12 charges of
passing bad checks. Frommert will
have to serve an additional four
months after this sentence, since he
was on probation on previous bad
check charges at the time of hit. ar
According to police, Frommert
financed his wedding trip by passing
bad checks totgUng $300.
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Senators to Press
Inquiry on Slattery's
A Senate Agriculture Subcom
mittee was scheduled today to delve
further into the charges of Harry
Slattery, rural electrification ad
ministrator, that pressure had been
exerted from the White House and
by Secretary of Agriculture Wick
ard to force his resignation after
the REA was stripped of its inde
pendent status and made a part of
the Agriculture Department.
Mr. Slattery told the subcommit
tee yesterday that Mr. Wickard had
asked him to resign June 17, last,
explaining that some members of
Congress disliked him and that his
presence might jeopardize pending
department and REA appropria
tions. The administrator said he
declined on the ground that he had
been appointed by President Roose
velt and should resign, if at all, to
Later, he continued, William J.
Neal was appointed deputy adminis
trator and now passes on all ad
ministrative matters such as loan
applications and allotments for rural
lines before they reach him. Mr.
Neal also has taken over appointive
powers and other functions he nor
mally would exercise, Mr. Slattery
Discussing the White House in
teervention, Mr. Slattery said that a
few days after he had rejected Mr.
Wickards suggestion to resign he
was called before Jonathan W. Dan
iels, on of Mr. Roosevelt’s secre
taries, and told it would be easier
for the President and all concerned
if he would resign. I ater, he added.
Mr. Daniels said if the resignation 1
was forthcoming another job, pos
sibly surveying foreign power fields,
might be created for him. Mr. Dan
els broached the matter to him three
times he said.
Senator Aiken. Republican. Ver
mont. asked Mr. Slattery whether
he was given to understand that
Mr. Daniels was acting for the Presi
He said that it would help the
President. I assumed all the time
he was speaking for the President,”1
Mr. Slattery answered.
In response to another question.
Mr. Slattery said REA had more
freedom of action when it was an
independent unit than it enjcyad!
under the Agriculture Department!
and that he felt the morale of the
organization had been on the dow'n-,
grade since its absorption in 1939. i
01 Mid-Europe Seen
“German aggrandizement always
aas turned toward the east,
whereas Russian nationalist expan
sion has been toward the West. Tibor
Kerekas, professor of European his
tory at Georgetown University, said
last night in an address to the Chevy
Chase Citizens’ Association.
The Central European countries
in this war can be called the "con
tested middle zone,” he said. "It is
toward these countries that Russia
today is working. Already, in con
nection with Yugoslavia, the Ameri
can public has had to revolutionize
its opinion. Overnight Soviet Rus
sia's protege. Marshal Josip (Tito):
Broz, has taken the spotlight fromj
Gen. Draja Mihailovich, leader of
Prof. Kerekes ended his talk on
the present European situation by
asking the question, "Must the
smaller nations of Europe be domi
nated again by a powerful, victorious
The association voted to support
the bill in Congress to increase the
number of District appointees to the
United States Military Academy
from 6 to 12 and the number of An
napolis appointees from 5 to 15.
J. Barrett Carter, president, pre
sided at the meeting, which was
held at the Lafayette School. Broad
Branch road and Northampton
Turnage to Resume
Hearing of Bratcher
In Draft Evasion Case
Everett M. (Washie) Bratcher's
hearing on a draft evasion charge
will continue today before United
States Commissioner Needham C.
Turnage, with the blond band leader
facing the possibility of either going
to jail or posting bond for his ap
pearance in United States Court at
Alexandria, Va., next June 5.
Seated beside his mother, Mrs.
Mary C. Martin, in a packed hearing
room, Bratcher yesterday heard Mr.
Turnage deny two motions offered
by Defense Attorney T. Edward
O'Connell to dismiss the complaint
on the ground that it had not been
proved that Bratcher told a false
hood to evade the draft.
The dispute precipitating the con
tinuation arose when Mr. O'Connell
raised the question of releasing Mr.
Bratcher on his current bail, pend
ing a hearing in United States Dis
trict Court here. Mr. Turnage said
he was without authority to do that,
but would have to order Mr. Bratcher
committed to jail, from which his
release could be obtained on a writ
of habeas corpus.
■•Coercion" Is Charged.
Mr. O'Connell argued that the
commissioner, in effect, was telling
Mr. Bratcher he either would have
to post bond for his appearance in
Alexandria or go to jail. Such
‘‘coercion.’’ the attorney argued,
violated the defendant's constitu
The session of more than two
hours was marked by heated ex
changes between Mr. O'Connell and
Assistant United States Attorney
John C. Conliffe. jr. The defense
attorney also took issue 'with the
commissioner frequently and the
hearing ended with Mr. Turnage
pounding his open palm on the desk
and silencing Mr. O'Connell with
the remark. "That’s the end of it,"
At one stage of the hearing the
commissioner halted the proceed
ings and asked Mr. O'Connell to
Maj. Malcom D Harrison, chief
medical officer at Fort Myer induc
tion center, testified Mr. Bratcher
told him he had taken some “cold
shots” when the officer -Inquired
whether he had taken any medica
tion before his examination.
Says Tests Showed Drug.
Robert H. Chambers. Federal Bu
reau of Investigation chemist, testi
fied that a urinalysis showed a con
tent of two-tenths of a milligram of
benzedrine, the drug Mr. Bratcher
is accused of taking to induce high
blood pressure and disqualify him
self for military service. The chem
ist. questioned by Mr. O'Connell,
admitted that some formulae for
the treatment of colds contained the
drug and that if taken by inhalation
evidence of it might show up in a
Special Agent John D. Clark of
the FBI told the Commissioner Mr.,
Bratcher admitted to him taking
three benzedrine tablets the night.
before he was scheduled to report!
at Fort Myer. The band leader, he
said, told him of taking two more'
benzedrine tablets the morning he!
reported at Fort Myer and two more
tablets the afternoon he was hos
pitalized at the post for further
Mr. O’Connell refused to call 12
witnesses summoned in Mr. Bratch
er's defense, after drawing from
Commissioner Turnage an admis
sion that the Government had pro
duced sufficient evidence to war
rant the band leader's removal to
Alexandria. Mr. Turnage later said
he would hear any witnesses the
attorney wanted to call, but the
At least a half dozen servicemen,
lincluding a naval lieutenant com
mander, were present at the hear
ing, presumably to testify In Mr/
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Billion Cut in U. S.
Funds for UNRRA
By the Associated Press.
Senator Reynolds, Democrat,
of North Carolina demanded to
day that a billion dollars be
chopped off a pending $1,350,
000,000 authorization for United
States participation in the
United Nations Relief and Re
“I’m bitterly opposed to the meas
ure as it now stands,” said Senator
Reynolds, who contends it is a direct
invitation for the exercise of power
Despite a total of eight restrictive
amendments offered by Senators
Reynolds, TaR, Republican, of Ohio
and McKellar, Democrat, of Ten
nesee, confidence w'as expressed by
Chairman Connally of the Foreign
Relations Committee that the legis
lation could be approved today “with
less than a dozen votes against it.”
$1,350,000,000 “Just the Ante.”
"Bread is more precious than gold
over there," Senator Reynolds said,
“and the man with the bread can
put on the pressure. Besides, half
the countries that would be putting
up the money are getting lease-lend,
which may mean that in the end
well really be putting up all the
“If you start in with $1,350,000,000,
that’s just the ante.
"Russia wouldn’t be putting up
anything except her proportionate
share of the administrative expense
Well, who wouldn't furnish a car to
haul home the groceries?”
The bill which the Foreign Rela
tions Committee laid before the
Senate yesterday is the same as that
approved overwhelmingly last month
by the House, except that it carries
a termination date of June 30. 1946,
instead of two years after the end
of the war.
U. S. Would Put Up 66 Per Cent.
The United States would furnish
about two-thirds of the anticipated
total relief fund of $2,000,000,000
Contributing nations would con
tribute 1 per cent of their national
income. The United Kingdom al
ready has voted 80,000.000 pounds—
about $320,000,000 Tire pending bill
carries no money. That would come
later in appropriation measures.
While stressing that improverished
nations must not look toward the
United States as a year-round Santa
Claus. Senator Vandenberg, Repub
lican. of Michigan, declared in yes
terday's debate that “UNRRA offers
the wisest course we can possibly take
as a war measure. It is just a part
of the war to take care of the ele
mentary needs of victims of Axis
tyranny It is for relief and not for
Senator Gillette, Republican, of
Iowa, objected, however, that this
country will have only one vote on
the UNRRA council while putting up
two-thirds of the money, Senator
Gillette cast the only vote against
the resolution in the committee.
Samuel Lee Haas Dies;
Samuel Lee Haas, 59. interior dec
orator and lifelong resident of the
District, died yesteroay of heart
disease at his home at 3419 Nichols
Mr. Haas operated three interior
decorating establishments here at
one time, but at the time of his'
death had his business in his home,
He is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Grace E. Haas; a son, Sergt. Everett'
T. Haas of the District Fire Depart
ment; a brother. Harry Haas, and a
sister, Mrs. Rose Ehrman, all of
Funeral services will be held at
2 p.m. today in the Murray Chapel.
2007 Nichols avenue S. E. Burial
will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
—A. P. Photo.
Crank Letter Case
Didn't Disturb Her,
Kathryn Grayson Says
While John Marsh, 21, of New
York, was being held in $10,000 bail
there on a charge of sending threat
ening letters to Kathryn Grayson,
film singing star, demanding mili
tary information from her soldier
husband, Miss Grayson today ap
peared unperturbed over the in
"I did not read the letters, but
my husband did,” she said in an in
terview at the Willard Hotel. ”Mv
husband (Second Lt. John Price)
called in police when the man kept
phoning us and annoying the door
man and callboys at the theater
where I wras appearing, and having
letters delivered by messengers.”
New York police quoted Marsh as
saying he wrote the letters "for
fun." An elevator operator, he is
an alien and classified 4-F, accord
ing to an Associated Press dispatch.
One letter found on him. addressed
to Lt. Price, said "all sentimental
Americans who thought they could
oppose us,” would be shot "when
the German troops march through
New York.” Another letter, police
said, asked information concerning
Atlantic Coast defenses.
Miss Grayson, appearing at the
Capitol Theater, said she was in
formed last night by New York
police that Marsh was taken into
custody in a telephone booth in the
lobby of a hotel where she formerly
Lt. Price, who accompanied his
wife to Washington last night, left
today for Florida. Miss Grayson
said she was never "really fright
ened.” A native of Winston-Salem, I
N. C . she signed a movie contract
B'nai B'rith Lodge
Will Hear Gillette
Senator Gillette. Democrat, of
Iowa will speak on "World Brother
hood" at the monthly meeting of the
Argo Lodge. B'nai B'rith. at 8:30 p.m.
Wodnesdav at the Jewish Commu
nity- Center, 1529 Sixteenth street
The official War Department film.
"Baptism of Fire.” will be shown;
at the meeting, which is being held
in observance of National Brother
Two in Crash Sue Gable
For $29,770 Damages
the A»»oci»ted Press.
LOS ANGELES. Feb. 17.—A *29.
770 damage suit resulting from an
automobile collision was filed yes
terday against Capt. Clark Gable
former film star now in the Army
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FBI Seizes Boys, 9 and 10, in Act
Of Looting Rail Cars Tor Fun'
Probably the youngest pair of citi
zens ever to run afoul of the Fed
eral Bureau of Investigation were
in the hands of Juvenile authorities
today, charged with 4he Federal
offense of theft from interstate
The two, aged 9 and 10, were ar
rested recently in the act of remov
ing butter and writing paper from
two railroad cars in the Baltimore
&. Ohio yards at Florida avenue and
Eckington place N.E. The 9-year
old is the son of a marine wounded
at Bougainville and whose mother
is forced to work to maintain a
According to police, a scout car
from No. 12 precinct station observed
the children piling up their loot
outside the freight cars. At the
same time, an FBI agent had been
watching the proceedings. He took
them into custody after they had
removed 14 pounds of butter and
$100 worth of writing paper.
According to police, the mother
of the younger boy was compelled
to get a job after her husband en
tered the Marine Combat Engineers
in 1942. She is employed by the
Bureau of Economic Warfare. Her
allotment of $80 a month, police said,
was insufficient to make payments
on her home and maintain herself,
and son. The boy was being taken
care of by relatives in the Northeast
section while the mother worked. |
, Police said the boys told them
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Three Held on Coast
Gas Black Market
Br the Associate ft Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17.—
Office of Price Administration
agents announced last night
that three men had been ar
rested following investigation
into illegal gasoline sales ap
proximating 3.000.000 gallons in
Howard Freeman, chief of the
OPA information service, said the
men arrested and booked for in
vestigation were Russell Youmans,
Arthur Grenier and Percy Newford,
all of San Francisco.
Mr. Freeman said Youmans ad
mitted he had had access to more
than 20,000 complete ration books
"which he had obtained from a
member of a rationing board." All
have been disposed of to motorists,
Mr. Freeman said.
Grenier visited the service station
of Angelo Guisti on Tuesdav. Mr.
Freeman declared, and told him he
could arrange to have "some one call
on you who can let you buy 5,000
gallons of gasoline."
Mr. Giusti professed to deal with
Grenier. Mr. Freeman said, but noti
fied the OPA enforcement division
Trap Set by OPA.
‘‘I have two brothers in the armed
services and I don't like this sort of
business,” Mr. Giusti was quoted by
Under OPA instructions, Mr.
Giusti arranged to allow Grenier to
send him the man who was to
turnish the illegal tickets.
Yesterday, while OPA Agents
Richard Franchi. Al Worthington.
Frank Bush and Edward Moran sat
in a car parked across the street.
Mr. Giusti was visited by Newford.
whom they seized.
Mr. Franchi said they found *250
in marked money, which they had
furnished to Mr. Giusti, on New
ford's person. Mr. Giusti turned
over to them 16 ration books good
for 5.120 gallons of gasoline which he
said Newford had sold him.
Grenier was arrested shortly
lB.ZOr sheets of Coupons.
Questioning of the two brought
out th8t Newford had been buying
ration books from Youmans at *10
each and selling them for *16, Mr.
OPA agents, Mr. Freeman said,
used New’ford to make contact with
Youman*. Using *300 of marked
money with which to purchase 50
ration books, Newford contacted
Youmans and after the purchase
was made the OPA agents arrested
him. In his closet, Mr. Freeman
reported, the agents found 10.202
sheets of C-2 coupons.
OPA officials said the ration
Soviet Bombers Raid
Helsinki Again While
Peace Rumors Persist
*» the Associated Press.
STOCKHOLM, Feb. 17—Waves
of Russian planes attacked Hel
sinki last night for the second
time in 11 days, spreading dam
age through much of Finland’s
capital as unconfirmed rumors
I persisted that the Finns are
dickering with Moscow for peace
Russian air raiders also struck at
Aabo on Findland's southeast coast,
touching off three alarms, but de
tails were not immediately available.
Four hundred Russian bombers
carried out the Helsinki attack!
which lasted nearly nine hours,
Aftonbladet'a Helsinki correspondent
Although the attacking force was!
twice as large as on the previous
raid of February 6. damage was less,!
he said. Twelve persons were re
ported killed, but the figure on
casualties was likely to rise.
A Helsinki dispatch yesterday said
Finnish foreign minister Sir Henrik
Ramsay had reported to the parlia
mentary Foreign Affairs Committee
on his country's "foreign political
situation.” but details were not
What demands Russia would make
regarding occupation of Finland so
as to engage the estimated seven
German difisiOns stationed there is
the most important problem in the
rumored negotiations. Helsinki dis
patch to Dagens Nyheter said. It
"In authoritative circles it is felt
that nothing will develop immedi
ately and rumors that a deadline
has been set for Finland to make
iup her mind are pure fantasy.”
There was no apparent evidence
of diplomatic activity between the
Finns and Russians today, although
the Finnish leader. Juhu Kusti
Paasikivi, remained here and pre
I stimably had no plans for an lm
' mediate departure.
36 New Fever Cases
i The District Health Department
I today reported 36 new cases of
; scarlet fever during the past 24
j hours. This brings the total number
since January 1 to 843 cases.
tickets found in Youmans’ place
would have bought approximately
3.270.000 gallons of gasoline.
The developments came on the
heels of a statement in Washington
by Price Administrator Chester
Bowles that “black market para
site*" are draining 2,500.000 gallons
of gasoline dally from the Nation's
President Gives Ickes
Control of Japanese
B> thi Associated Press.
President Roosevelt last night
gave Secretary of Interior Ickes su
pervision over the War Relocation
Authority, which operates Japanese
Some members of Congress have
been critical of the WRA and de
manded that the relocation centers
be turned over to the War Depart
ment. It was understood, howe>er.
thao the administration preferred
a civilian agency.
The White House announcement
of the transfer said the shift was
designed to simplify administration
and bring the WRA under supervi
sion of a cabinet officer.
The Authority, which h's been an
independent agency, was moved in
its entirety to the Jurisdiction of the
Interior Department. Dillon S. Myer
is its director.
Operates 10 Centers.
WRA operates 10 relocation cen
ters for persons of Japanese ances
try who were moved from the Pa
cific Coast early in 1942.
Nine of the centers are for
evacuees classed as loyal Americans
or law-abiding aliens. One is re
served for persons whose professed
loyalties are to Japan. The 10 cen
ters have approximately 92,000 resi
The White House statement said
Mr. Roosevelt ''considered the pro
gram of the War Relocation Au
thority sound in principle and the
work already accomplished by the
agency highly satisfactory.”
The move, it was added, was in
accordance with Mr. Roosevelt's fre
quently expressed belief that the
number of independent agencies of
the Government should be reduced
Meanwhile, West Coast legislators
considered amending a pending
House Immigration Committee bill
so as to provide that once-disloyal
Japanese-Americans could be de
nationalized despite a change of
heart in the face of mounting Japa
Bill Called "Legal Opium."
Many of the Japanese-Americans
had uttered statements professing
disloyalty to the United States, but
on a change in the war picture ex
pressed a disinclination to be re
turned to Japan.
Representative Leroy Johnson. Re
publican, of California said the com
mittee bill, which, in its present
form would permit wartime renun
ciation of citizenship, was mere
legal opium" because it would ap
ply only to those renunciations made
after the bill became a law.
He said the group aligned with
him wanted to make the bill apply
to any one after October. 1940.
Chairman Dickstein of the Immi
gration Committee, opposed the
Johnson amendment, however, as
serting Congress had no constitu
tional right to deprive a citizen of
his birthright of citizenship.
In challenging the effectiveness of
the committee bill. Representative
Engle. Democrat, of California said
5.376 Japanese had answered with
an unqualified "no" when asked in
a Federal questionnaire if they
would swear unqualified allegiance
to the United States and renounce
Congress in Brief
By the Aseoeiated Pr*M.
Continues debate on United Na
tions relief authorization.
Conferees meet on service vote
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styles with rugged all-weather construction.
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