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Fourth Term Is Vital Assailed as 'Hooey' By J. A. O’LEARY. Vice President Wallace’s state ment that a change in the Presi dency this year would retard the war effort was labeled "hooey” to day by Acting Senate Minority Leader White. Just returned from a Western speaking tour, Mr. Wallace told a hastily-called press conference yes terday that he believes President Roosevelt will be elected for a fourth term, and that it would take any one else who entered the White House a long time to get acquainted with the personalities and problems to be dealt with. Senator Taft, Republican, of Ohio, welcomed the prospect of a Democratic campaign presenting the President as indispensable, and said: "I think the war effort will go forward with more efficiency, more unanimity and more energy if a Re publican is elected.” Other developments indicating the political pot is beginning to boll on Capitol Hill were: Senator Hatch, Democrat, of New Mexico wrote to Chairman Robert E. Hannegan of the Democratic Na tional Committee, suggesting the task of drafting the party platform be started several days before the opening of the convention on July 19. Martin Is “Dark Horse.” A poll of House Republicans showed House Minority Leader Mar tin leading a group of possible dark horse selections for the presidential nomination if none of the leading figures is nominated. Representative Allen, Republican, of Illinois said 192 Republicans in the House were asked this question: “All reliable polls conclusively show that Dewey, MacArthur, Wlll kie, Bricker and Stassen are the leading candidates for the Republi can nomination for the presidency. In the event that any of these five is unable to win the nomination and the convention is in deadlock, who, in your judgment, would be the mo t able dark horse, the one around whom all Republicans could , unite and the most certain to wdn ; the election next fall?” : Mr. Allen said Mr. Martin led in the tabulation with 36 votes fol lowed by Senator Taft and Gov. . Earl Warren of California, 24 each, J and Senator Burton, Republican, of 1 Ohio. 22, and Senator Vandenberg, ! Republican, of Michigan, 21. Senator Hatch said he believed both parties should take "an un- ! equivocal stand” on the part this country should take in world affairs, 1 adding that an early start on the \ building of his party's platform j would be helpful. Senator Hatch ! suggested the Platform Committee ; should begin its deliberations not f later than July 17. It would be c necessary for each State delega- ! tion to select in advance its repre- 5 (tentative on the Platform Com- 8 mittee. waiiace »ee* Liberal Trend. Mr. Wallace told reporters he | wanted to report that everywhere I he went, particularly on the West I Coast, he found a great increase , in "liberal sentiment, a fine atti tude toward the war, and a strong attitude toward the election of the I President for a fourth term.” The Vice President threw no new light on the question of whether ' he will be the President’s running ; mate again, assuming Mr. Roose velt runs. ; ■ Asked about his own future, Mr. Wallace said, "I’m sitting in the lap of the gods,” adding that he I would "let the future take care of ! that,” when pressed as to whether , he would accept renomination. Looking back to four years ago, Mr. Wallace said he did not know the President's attitude on the question of the vice presidential J nomination until July 17, the day * he was nominated. ’ Closer Ties With Russia } Urged by Wallace ‘ NEW YORK, Peb. lg.—Vice Pres- 1 ldent Wallace today expressed the 1 belief that it was equally important 1 for the United States to extend the i good neighbor policy to Russia and China as well as to South America. Writing in a special issue of the Survey Graphic, Mr. Wallace de- ' dared: < "Of all nations. Russia has the i most powerful combination of a : rapidly Increasing population, great < natural resources and immediate ‘ expansion in technological skills. < Siberia and China will furnish the 1 greatest frontier of tomorrow. It is i quite possible that the next genera- 1 tion will see as much American 1 trade moving across the Pacific to Asia as has formerly moved across < the Atlantic to Europe.” 1 Mr. Wallace wrote that he had 1 discussed with Foreign Commissar ! Molotov hopes for construction of a 1 highway and airway system linking ■ Chicago and Moscow via Alaska and 1 Siberia. The issue of the magazine was de voted entirely to "American-Russian Frontiers,” with 25 contributors of fering an American approach to un derstanding with Russia. I' New Labor Relations Code; Made Public in Canada Bs the Associate;! press. ! ] OTTAWA. Feb. 18.—Labor Min- 1 ister Humphrey Mitchell yesterday; made public a new labor relations code providing for compulsory col lective bargaining in war industries; and other occupations under Domin- ' ion jurisdiction. The code was enacted by a gov ernment order-in-council. It provides that, once a bargain- i ing representative is certified by i a national labor relations board, i the employer is required to enter i into negotiation with the union. ( If an agreement is reached, strikes! are prohibited during the life of | the agreement and any disputes 1 must be arbitrated. If the nego- i tiations collapse, the labor depart- i ment’s conciliation machinery is to i be brought into play. , Congress in Brief Bs the Associate:1 Press. 1 In recess until Monday. Senate; House: Continues debate on State-Jus tice-Commerce Department appro priation bill. Conferees meet on servicemen's Toting bill._ One pound of waste cooking fats makes enough glycerin to manu •aeture one-third pound gunpowder! SPECTACULAR CRASH—Shown smashed against a light pole near Randle Circle last night, where it came to rest after shear ing off another pole, bringing down electric wires which show ered the scene with sparks, is the wrecked automobile driven by Homer E. Green, jr., Coast Guard chief petty officer of 304 Thirty-fourth place N.E. Green is in Naval Hospital, Bethesda, seriously injured, police said. —Star Staff Photo. -—■ - -.- --—.—— - Coast Guard Officer Seriously Injured as Auto Hits Two Poles Homer E. Green, jr.. 24. Coast Guard chief petty officer, 304 Thirty fourth place N.W., was severely in jured last night when he lost control of a car he was driving near Randle Circle N.E. and it crashed into two light poles, shearing one of them off, and came to a halt, a shattered wreck, against the other. He is in a serious condition at the Naval Hospital, Bethesda, suffering from a possible skull fracture, a broken nose and severe cuts and bruises, according to police. The accident was witnessed by Harry Goodman, a Star photog rapher. as he drove toward his home, at 3525 East Capitol street, shortly; before 10 p.m. Mr. Goodman was driving ahead of the Coast Guardsman's car when 1 he heard the screaming of brakes j as Mr. Green tried to negotiate the! curve where Minnesota avenue runs into Randle Circle, he said. Glanc ing in the rear-view mirror, Mr. Goodman saw Mr. Green's car crash into a pole, breaking it off near the base. Electric wires, dragged to the street by the pole, showered the scene with sparks, Mr. Goodman1 said. Nearly Hits Pedestrian. Mr. Green's car continued on, knocking over a tree and a mail box and came to a stop when it collided head-on with a second light pole. The impact broke this pole also, but it remained upright. Another eyewitness, Dale F. Ruby, 27, of 2905 Thirtieth street S.E., said he narrowly escaped being struck by the car as it careened from pole to pole. Mr. Ruby said he alighted from a bus as Mr. Green's car raced I into the curve at the circle. An In stant after striking the first pole, he declared, the car headed toward him and he avoided being struck by leaping into a clump of bushes, he said. Mr. Green was removed to Gal linger Hospital, given emergency treatment and transferred to the Naval Hospital. Four other persons were injured early this morning, three seriously, in a collision between two automo-^ biles at Twentieth and K streets N.W., police reported. Mrs. Marie T. Marucci, 26, of 4109 Russell avenue. Mount Rainier, Md., driver of one of the cars, suffered a fractured knee and a possible frac tured hip when her car crashed with one driven by Lt. James B. Whitlow, jr., 28, of 3148 Wisconsin avenue N.W., according to police. Taken to Emergency Hospital. She was taken to Emergency Hos lital with two passengers in her ar who also were injured. They ire Matthew Grotkowski, 28, of 2025 : street N.W.. and Quay Whiting. 24 if 4129 Fourth street N.W., police’ aid. Hospital attaches said Mr. Srotkowski is suffering from posai ile internal injuries and fractured ibs. The other victim was treated or minor hurts and sent home, po ice said. Miss Phyllis Diaz, 21, of 527 Eight enth street N.W., who was riding vith Lt. Whitlow, was removed to Emergency Hospital, where she was aid to be suffering from a possible ractured pelvis and internal in uries. Her condition is undeter nined, police said. Two women were injured yester iay when their car collided with a Capital Transit Co. bus at Concord ivenue and Fifth street N.W., police -eported. Mrs. Gloria Glaze. 22, of 1910 Fortieth place, Hyattsville, Md., iriver of the car, received leg jruises and was sent home after reatment at Garfield Hospital. Her nother, Mrs. Catherine Middlekamp, >f the same address, a passenger in he car. was admitted to.the same lospital with a possible fractured eg and hand, police said. Ewing Reports Western Shift to Roosevelt By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 18.—Oscar R. Ewing, vice chairman of the Demo iratic National Committee, Just re urned from a tour of the Northwest, ays political sentiment there has hifted sharply in favor of the re flection of President Roosevelt. He attributed the trend to a [rowing realization that the Euro >ean war is far from over. There is t new appreciation of the need for ationing and other curtailment of fivllian activities that aroused re entment in the Northwest in the ast year, he said. “There is definitely a feeling that t change of administration at this ime is out of the question,” Mr. Ewing reported. He toured Indiana, Illinois, Idaho, Oregon, Colorado and Wyoming. He said a majority of the persons vith whom he spoke believed Wen iell L. Willkie and Thomas A. >wey would kill each other off for :he Republican nomination, with the lesignatlon going to some candidate favorable to the Old Guard element in the Republican party. Allied Bombers Blast Six Ships From Convoy In Bismarck Islands Attack Still Continuing On Vessels Trying to Supply Garrisons By the Associate** I'ress. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN: THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC,! Feb. 18.—A Japanese cftnvoy at the mercy of Allied bombers oft Mussau Island in the Bismarck Archipelago has lost six ships sunk or damaged, Gen. Douglas MacArthur reported today. The attack is still in progress and more of the fleeing, scattered vessels may yet become bomb victims. The convoy, attempting to bring supplies to Japanese garrisons iso lated in the Bismarck Islands by Allied forces, was sighted Tuesday evening by a Liberator heavy bomber which opened the attack. Navy Catalina and Mitchell medium bombers joined the assault next day. Many direct hits were scored on in escorting destroyer, an 8.000-ton tanker which was beached, a 8.000 ton transport or cargo ship and three 1.500-ton cargo carriers, the communique said. Rabaui Airdrome Blasted. Admiral William F. Halsey's Solo mons-based bombers and fighters hit the three airdromes at Rabaui, the Japanese base in Northeastern New Britain, Monday and Tuesday with a total of 221 tons of bombs. Twenty-six enemy aircraft were destroyed or damaged on the ground and 10 were shot down in the at tacks. against the loss of one Allied fighter. The Japanese stepped up their air activity, sending 15 divebombers to attack shipping and the beaches at the Green Islands, which American and New Zealand troops occupied Tuesday. Six of the raiders were downed. No damage was done troops or equipment, a headuarte-s spokes man said. fAllied headquarter* at Guad alcanal disclosed that Nissan in the Green Islands was occupied without a single casualty. • Japanese planes raided Nis san three times the first night the Allies were established there. A spokesman for New Zealand, Maj. Gen. Harold E. Ba-rrow Clough, commander of the inva sion troops, said the bombings . were on a light scale, with no casualties or damage. There was no fighting on land that night.) Allied Shipping Attacked. Allied shipping off Empress Au gusta Bay, on the west coast of Bou gainville Island in the Solomons, was attacked by Japanese aircraft. Some damage and casualties re sulted, but two enemy planes were downed. The Japanese airdrome at Kahili on the southern tip of Bougainville was blasted with 75 tons of bombs delivered by Allied heavy bombers, and light naval craft attacked enemy positions on the west coast of Buka Island, north of Bougainville. Other Allied bombers struck at the Borpop airdrome on the south east coast of New Ireland with 74 tons of explosives, and another of recent attacks on Kavleng, on the north tip of New Ireland, set fires going at the airdrome and in supply and bivouac areas. Doris Duke Will Ignore New Jersey Hearing Bt the Associated frees. RENO, Nev., Feb. 1*.—Doris Duke, tobacco fortune heiress, will not ap pear nor will she be represented by counsel in a divorce action today at Elizabeth, N. J„ William Woodburn, her attorney, said yesterday. The case involves the suit for divorce brought by James H. R. Cromwell, former Minister to Canada. Mr. Woodburn made this state ment: “As Miss Doris Duke has not dom iciled in New Jersey since June, 1940, I see no reason for her appearing and litigating in a court so com pletely without jurisdiction as are the courts of New Jersey with re spect to both the absolute divorce granted her in Nevada and the divorce from bed and board Mr. Cromwell is seeking in New Jersey, and I have so advised her.” Mrs. Cromwell had been given until today by Master in Chancery Bougal Herr to answer charges made by Mr. Cromwell that she had turned him out of their luxurious home near Somerville in favor of an unidenti fied member of the British Parlia ment, that she “humiliated” him while he was Minister to Canada and contributed heavily to his defeat in an election for Senator from New Jersey. The limited divorce sought by Mr. Cromwell would prevent either party from remarrying. Model Town Set Up By Navy Specialists On Captured Jap Isle By MORRIS MARKEY. NAMUR ISLAND, KWAJALEIN ATOLL IN THE MARSHALLS, Feb. 0 (NANA) (Delayed). — Not even the thunderous spectacle of the battle Itself was so fascinating as the scenes I have watched unfold here during the last five days. I wanted to know what the United States forces do with a piece of earth which its cannon, planes, rifle bullets and tanks wrested from the enemy. After watching in the dust and brilliant heat of the day and be neath a thousand arc lights during the night as a multitude of men labored incessantly building useful ness from total ruin, I cah say this: These men are fighting and dying bravely, winning battles, and they possess all the universal human characteristics. But the building expertly and with magic swiftness over the wreckage of battles and the winning of these battles are stunning ex amples of purely American genius. Seabaes Convert Island. The conversion of these islands into advance air and sea bases is in the hands of a new, very special group of experts assembled by the Navy. You have heard of the Sea bees, of course. They are here, leveling away the torn ground with huge machines, clearing away the sand and rubble of battle and re storing the face of the earth so that things may be built upon it. But there is another group of specialists: in a sense, an extension of the Sea bee idea. It comprises officers who were particularly trained in civilian life in a score of crafts and sciences and picked enlisted men who are capable of executing our plans. Their job is to create immediately a full-scale operating base and at the same time to establish a civilized com munity in a new and alien land. I have watched them unload a fantastic and endless variety of equipment from ships which were waiting Just off the islands even as our marines attacked. Long be fore the last Jap was dead this equipment was moving ashore in a precisely planned order. Fresh water was the first need, so giant dlstlllators were the flrst equipment ashore, instantly turning sea water into the drinkable variety. Vessel* Unloaded. Everything is off the vessels and into the compounds now. Aid I have Just strolled through an area 10 city blocks long This section is holding everything from motion picture pro jectors to mobile welding plants, from pianos to complete machine shops at which to respair airplane engines, from religious altars to sur gical operating rooms, and from motorboats to beer for the canteens. Immense quantities of excellent food, fly screening, tobacco, machine tools, lumber and structural steel are piled in banks and already are being used. Under the direction of the island commander each duty is assigned to s regular unit geared to carry it out. One outfit is charged with house making and housekeeping, making the islands a livable place for our men. Another has full equipment and full crews of expert mechanics for the maintenance and repair of all planes landing on the restored airport. A third operate* the har bor and anchorage for surface vessels. Sanitation Unit Set Up. There is also a medical and sani tation unit, a department for civil air raids, and an Intelligence de partment. And. of course, there is an outfit for managing communi cations and all radio operation. The ceaseless, intelligent and co ordinated work of all these people promises to be more of a payoff than the battle Itself. Everything is meshing in a miracle of complex undertaking. A brief 12 days ago the Japs were j living here with an elaborate estab-' lishment of hundreds of buildings.; shops, hangars, clubs, homes and theaters, living quietly if a bit ner vously. Today, everything they built in one-quarter of a century has been wiped from the tortured earth. In its place is rising a new, model American town. I Just looked under a tent flap and saw a chaplain and a welfare officer in a discussion around a Jeep. They were holding a familiar-look ing object. Yes, it is a Juke box. They finally decided to await setting it up until the combination recrea tion hall-canteen-sports center has been built. I see the carpenters hammering its timbers now. It probably will be finished and the Juke box will be playing by tomor row night. (Released *T the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc.) Ten Held in Disappearance Of 7,000 Pounds of Sugar T? the Asiociitci* Press. WINCHESTER, Va„ Peb. 18.— Chief of Police C. W. Hollis revealed yesterday that 10 arrests had been made here and in nearby counties in connection with the disappear ance of 7,000 pounds of sugar from the warehouse of the National Pruit Product Co. He said the arrests followed a tip from a restaurant waitress who told police she heard a telephone con versation regarding the sale of sugar in another county. Held for the grand jury, Chief Hollis said, were Carl Baker, John R. Fincham, George M. Fincham, George L. Clark and Arthur Gaither, all of Winchester. The five were charged with larceny, he said. Other arrests included: Claude Windle, held under bond of $2,000 on a charge of receiving stolen property. Clyde Stringfellow and William Clark, arrested in Culpepper County and accused of receiving stolen property. Chief Hollis said 1,200 pounds of sugar were found in the Clark residence. Carl Renner, former Virginia State trapshooting champion, taken into custody here last night and charged with receiving 1,000 pounds of sugar from Carl Baker. Ludwig A. Martel, National Fruit Product Co. employe. Almas Temple Plans Function February 27 James A. Councilor, newly-elected potentate of Almas Temple, will give the first social function of his regime February 27, a reception and tea for the nobles of the temple and their ladies. The event will mark resumption of a practice which was suspended two vears ago. Ralph M. Wolfe, high priest and prophet, is In eharge of arrangements. • AMERICAN FORCES MOVE DEEPER INTO JAP TERRITORY—Map shows airline statute mile distances from the Hawaiian Islands to Truk. Japanese naval and air base in the Carolines, which the Navy announces has been attacked by task forces of the United States Pacific Fleet. Also shown are distances to Truk from other important Pacific points. _ —A. P. Wirephoto. Truk _iContinued From First, page.l warshios "and I saw only a part of only one of the many anchor ages. ’ Blind Flying in Fag. The photographs which assisted the huge task forces in their operation against Truk entailed: Flying blind on Instruments for two hours and a half through fog. battling freak weather which resulted in icing con ditions over the equator, avoiding an intense barrage of antiaircraft fire over Truk, the outdistancing of pursuing Japanese planes and such careful nursing of the planes that they got back with their tanks almost empty. Inasmuch as the raiders opening the attack Wednesday undoubtedly carried cameras as well as bombs, the Americans probably are fortified for future assaults with greatly aug mented photographic data. The reconnaissance planes were too heavily laden with cameras to permit carrying big bombs but each plane, just for a gesture, dropped a three-pound fragmentation bomb. Truk not only has warships, air fields and extensive gun defenses but also great oil storage facilities, underground installations and vast stores of supplies, estimated suf ficient to last for years. McCain Halls Attack. Strong indications that shattering damage is being inflicted at Truk came last night from Vice Admiral John S. McCain, deputy chief of naval operations who declared Feb ruary 17 will become a day "memor able” in history. Admiral McCain said that current necessity of maintaining radio silence until the battle is over made it im possible to provide any details of the daring assault. “But.” he continued. "I feel sure that when the details are given out, you will count today a memorable day in our country’s history. Memorable Day. He Says. “The fact that Truk is Japan’s greatest naval base promises a day memorable also to that enemy which must hang onto much of its stolen property by sea lanes." He declared the attack was "no surprise to those of us concerned since the beginning of the war with building up our resources in man power and material. "It means,” he continued, ‘‘that for a change we are carrying on warfare with enough instead of too little, too late. "It means that we now have suit able bases from which to mount these strikes ever closer to the heart of the enemy.” Government Interference Assailed by Willkie the Associated Pre*>. SHERIDAN, Wyo., Feb. 18 —Wen dell L. Willkie told Wyoming Re publicans yesterday the responsi bility of the Republican party is to “so operate the Federal Govern ment without the interfering ca paciousness" he charged is current in the present administration. “Our problems cannot be settled by the question of State's rights alone." he said in a luncheon ad dress. “It is only by the whole co ordination of our national economy that the people can have a full life. “We cannot settle national prob lems by cliches. Eleven years ago the people faced a period of eco nomic deterioration. Now the re action has set in. During that pe riod some of the projects under taken had undoubted value. We found, however, that some penalties resulted: the interference with your daily life,” and a “disregard of local preferences and methods.” Mr. Willkie, on a tour of the Northwest in behalf of his candi dacy for the Republican presidential nomination, reiterated that the Re publican party must “adopt an af firmative policy not merely dedicated to the overthrow of the present ad ministration.” Colored Seaman Added to List Of War Heroes By tht Associatec1 Press. * BOSTON. Feb. 18.—The Coasl Guard revealed yesterday the hero ism of a combat cutter’s colored mess attendant who gave his lift to save that of his executive officet and others during rescue operations following the torpedoing of a trans port in the North Atlantic last year Described as a giant with tre mendous physical strength, Charles W. David, jr„ 26, New York City dived repeatedly into freezing watei in total darkness to haul survivors aboard, and finally rescued his executive officer, Lt. Langford An derson of Wellesley. “David was over the side on at least three occasions,” Lt. Andersor said, “and due to his extreme strength he facilitated the task ol getting aboard survivors who were frozen to such a degree they were like logs.” Lt. Anderson, pulled under watei by a drowning man, was rescuec when Mr. David dived in, broke the survivor’s strangle hold and pullet both men to safety. Mr. David eiied of pneumonia fol lowing his exposure and exertions. North Pass LA MOIL ^ •£> FALALU ^vNOeTHIAST >Wy IS Pacific Ocean i 1 * *i\ * \\ v^F ** 'ALAS*>*' Northeast Pass$ dW LelomPass# ulalu *»££ .. ii-r ?v Paii FlfANW^-. U) 4*. "tOL C « $ i( x TS,S «&«*• ° ) <SS3=»>^ 55 d? °“AH Coro/ Ree/C. jf %«✓ TRUK ISLANDS otl.^,vtY. KUOP ISLANOS o ». ~17 STATUTI MILLS ^ UNDER ATTACK—This is a detailed map of Truk. Bombard ment presumably centered on Dublon, Fefan, Param, Eten and Uman Islands. —A. P. Wirephoto. Truk Is Strongest Jap Barrier To U.S. Drive Across Pacific Truk, attacked by American waval task forces, is Japan's “Pearl Har bor," the strongest Pacific outpost barring the way to the Japanese islands. Tokio is 2.100 miles west of Truk. The Philippines, marked for r.capture, are less than 2,000 miles away. The Japanese have used Truk to dominate a wide area, extending southward to Rabaul, which is an objective of Allied forces commanded by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. Truk is a keystone in Japanese defenses. As long as Truk harbored squad rons of the Japanese fleet, no Allied attack could be made within the broad area between Truk and Ra baul, Truk and the Western Mar shall Islands, Truk and the China Seas, without the constant threat of disastrous counterattack. The most competent observers here hold that the initial attack on Truk has severely diminished its useful ness for the Japanese, whose navy will not be able to use the base with security. Considerable emphasis was laid here on the fact that the Truk action followed by only half a month the invasion of the Marshalls and conquest of Kwajalein. This was attributed to two factors: The Increasing weakness of Japan's island defenses in the Central Pa ciflc and the growing strength of thi Pacific fleet, which now number) many task forces each composed o: aircraft carriers, battleships anc other supporting craft. This allows the Pacific commanc to strike swiftly and with ma.ssec power. The Japanese can not know when the next blow is coming, whethei at such wddely separated points a: Guam to the north. Rabaul to th< south or the Philippines to the west Thus they are compelled to dispersi rather than concentrate theii strength, already reduced by thi fact that they mast hold their mair fleet in readiness for an assaul on or near Japan itself. American commanders, on thi other hand, know not onlv when they are going to strike but are si confident of success that in broai strokes they have outlined thi strategy. This is to clear a rout ! across the Central Pacific, conque the Philippines and open a suppl line to China. The operation undoubtedly wil require the full joint use of th : forces commanded by Admira Chester W. Nimitz and those led b Gen. MacArthur, and despite th attack on Truk it still has a Ion way and many hard months c fighting to go. Sergt. W. F. Marling Killed in Action ^trs. Josephine Musgrove, 225 Eighth street N.E., said today she had been noti fied by the Navy Department that her son, Tech. Sergt. William P. Marling, U. S. M. C., has been killed in action in the South Pacific. ! A veteran of | nine years in the Marine Corps, Sergt. Marling spent most of this time in China and South America. He was s«r*t. Marling. stationed for four years at the American Embassy in China. A graduate of the radio school in Quantico, Sergt Marling was sent to the South Pacific in February, 1943. In addition to his mother, who is now the wife of Edwin Musgrove, Sergt. Marling is survived by a brother, Pfc. Joseph R. Marling, who is also in the Marine Corps, ;and his father, Joseph Marling, of South Bend, Ind. Girl, 7, Is Drowned In Middlesboro (Ky.) Flood By the Associates vresi. MIDDLESBORO, Ky., Peb. 18.—A 7-year-old girl was drowned here yesterday in flood waters which have spread along the Cumberland River and its tributaries in the wake of a 24-hour rain. Peggy Spangler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Spangler of Mlddles bpro, was wading in a pool on her way home from school when she slipped into deep water and was swept into a culvert. Residential sections in the lower portions of the town were partly under water, but no families were forced to leave their homes. At Pinevllle and Harlan the river overflowed and threatened lowlands. House Unit Approves New D. C. Boxing Bill (From Yesterday’s Late Editions.) Legislation revamping the Dis trict's present boxing laws was fa vorably reported by a House Distric Subcommittee today and will be sub mitted to the full committee at it next meeting. Under the terms of the new meas ure, civilian members of the Boxini Commission would be paid an an nual salary of $1,800. The Metro politan Police Department repre sentative would serve without pay At present all members of the coni mission serve without compensa tion. The bill would also give the com mission authority to fix the salarie of its own employes. The existin law sets the salary of the secre tary at $3,000. This post is flllei at present by Dick O'Brien, sport writer, who yesterday told the sub committee his duties include han dling all correspondence, collectini and depositing gate receipts afte a fight and acting as liaison be twee: the commission and fight promoteri Another provision in the bil would reduce the District s share o the gate receipts from 10 to 6 pe cent. The reduction was voted oi the ground that the smaller per centage is sufficient to maintain th commission. Regulation of wrestling is not in eluded in the bill. Chairman Har rison of the subcommittee said thi matter would be taken up in separate measure. Falling Block Injures Construction Worker Joe Bertola Edreira, 45, of 90 Massachusetts avenue N.W., a con struction company employe, suf fered a dislocated left hip and le abrasions yesterday when a larg granite block fell on him as he wa unloading a truck in the 2200 bloc of Alabama avenue S.E. He was taken to Casualty Hos pital, where his condition whs de scribed as satisfactory. Pfc. Hopkins' Buddies Say He Saved Many Of Them Before Dying (The following story was written by Sergt. Gilbert B. Bailey of Delphi, lnd„ a Marine Corps combat correspondent, and distributed by the Asso ciated Press.) KWAJALEIN ATOLL, Marshall Islands, Feb. 4 (Delayed).—The buddies of Marine Pfc. Stephen P. Hopkins today told how the son of Harry Jlopkins, presidential adviser, died a hero’s death on windswept Namur Island. If it had not been for the cool courage of the 18-year-old boy they knew as ’’Hoppy,’” some of them would not be alive today to tell the story. Two nights after he was mortally wounded, some of his closest friends in the service, men of his machine gun company, were digging foxholes near the spot where he was picked oil by a Japanese rifleman. Tears washed some of the sard from a corporal’s cheeks as he re lated: ‘It was during the second night of the battle for the Marshall Islands. Pfc. Hopkins was working as an am munition carrier and flank security mai^ when his outfit was called in to relieve a badly battered company. Several Japs already had been killed near the beach in an encounter with the first pillbox. About 50 of the !Jap« remaining fled toward a trench about 50 yards to the rear. Was Farthest Man Forward. "Twelve marines, including Pfc. Hopkins, were out in front of their main body chasing the Japs toward the trench. "In the heat, of the fighting a Jap who had been passed up as dead suddenly rolled over with a grenade poised in his hand. Hopkins, the only man who saw him in time, quickly shot him through the head. "During the early part of the night Hopkins went back three times through heavy enemy fire to bring up ammunition, when the supply ran low, then took his place again as flank security man on the front lines. "He was the farthest man forward toward the Jap lines, trying to dig a foxhole with his hands, when he .fell mortally wounded by a Jap rifle man.” He was removed by a corpsman to f the emergency medical station and then a hospital ship, where he died of a head wound about 4:30 the next morning without regaining con sciousness. The next morning when the fight ing began again around the same trench, the first Jap was killed 10 yards in front of what had been young Hopkins’ position the night before. About 75 Japs had been killed in the bitter exchange of fire during the night. An estimated five marines had been lulled and 10 wounded. Described as Good Fighter. “ 'Hoppv’ carried a lot of ammuni tion for that Job,” said the section leader, Sergt. Frank Tucker of Hugo. Okla. who had one bullet hole through his canteen and another through the top of his helmet. Some of us wouldn’t be here if he hadn't kept bringing up ammuni tion!” Capt. Irving Schechter, Smithton, N. Y„ comanding officer of the unit, who was in the line a few yards be i hind Hopkins, described him as a i ‘’good fighter with a lot of guts—a good marine.” The boys in the section say that “all he wanted was to be one of the boys." They didn't know much about ,"Hoppy” before he came into the . corps He had just graduated from Hill School in Pennsylvania when he enlisted in the marines and went ' through “boot camp” at Parris Island. When Sergt. Lewis Gregory of . Baltimore, his old drill instructor at Parris Island. was transferred to the 4th Marine Division. Hopkins asked to be sent with him to combat duty. Sergt. Gregory was fighting near him when he was hit. j Intentions Repealer Opposed by Legislator Ey the Arsocut^n Frpsg. BALTIMORE. Feb. 18.—Declaring he questioned “the wisdom of re , Pealing any provision of our law . designed to protect the interests of : our permanent population.” Stata » Senator Joseph R. Byrnes. Demo _ crat, of Baltimore said he would £ oppose any move to repeal the Dec laration of Intentions Act. In a letter to the CIO Maryland and District of Columbia Industrial Union Council. Mr. Byrnes said he would oppose any action toward re pealing the law if the Legislature should be called into special session to enact soldier voting legislation. The State Senator asserted that the absence of the 150.000 per . manent Maryland residents now in ..the armed forces would be more ; “keenly felt” if the thousands of workers now in the State were given ■ j the franchise. 5 Three Trainmen Killed : As Engine Explodes By the Associtter Press. PARKSTON. S. Dak.. Feb. 18 — i Three trainmen were killed last ’ night when the locomotive of a . southbound Milwaukee Railroad freight train exploded about a half mile east of Dimock, S. Dak. .; The victims, all train crewmen, ,; were riding in the engine cab. Chief ; | Dispatcher A. G. Elder of Sioux j City. Iowa, said the dead were En 5 gineer Charles Manson. 59: Head . Brakeman W. E. Pickering and Fire . man Arthur Johnson, all of Sioux j: City. r Mr. Elder said the cause of the j explosion would not be disclosed until after a Government investiga* j tion. f Two cars of livestock were de r I railed. ; 12 Army Flyers Killed In Florida Plane Crash By the Associat'd t>res,s. [ TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 18.—Twelve flyers were killed In the crash of a Flying Fortress from MacDill Field Wednesday. The plane was on a combat training flight and crashed near Wimauma, Fla., public rela* tions officials announced last night. The dead included: Lt. Curtis L. } Buran, Oak Park, 111.; Lt. Derle L. - Imhoff, Wyandotte, Mich.; Lt. Loula • E. Atherton, Owensboro, Ky.; Sergt. j | Wayne L. Kennedy, San Gabriel, e: Calif.; Sergt. David Qulndt. Oak s land, Calif.; Sergt. James J. Burton, i Belmar. N. J.; Sergt. Walter M. Branham, River Rouge, Mich.; Corpl. - Charles D. King, Phoenix, Ariz.; Pfc. • Paul L. Warmutt. Evans, Colo., and Pvt. William C. Mack, Toledo, Ohio.