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Light rain; low near 46 tonight. To morrow clearing, windy, warmer. Temperatures today—Highest, 43. at 12:01 a.m.; lowest, 37, at 9 a.m.; 39 at noon.; 40 at 1 p.m. Yesterday—Highest, 56, at 3:20 p.m.; lowest, 39, at 7:55 aJn. Closing N. Y. Morkets—Soles, Poge A-9. Guide for Readers rage. Amusements B-12 Comics _B-10-I1 Editorials .A-6 Edlt’l Articles ..A-7 Finance .A-9 Lost and Found A-3 nge. Obituary .A-S Radio ..B-ll Society .A-8 Sports .A-10 Church News B-4-5 Real Estate B-l-2-3 An Associated Press Newspaper 92d YEAR. No. 36,459. WASHINGTON, D. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1944—TWENTY-TWO PAGES. ** I —* -— SSfSSSS. THREE CENTS. 5SMT" Roosevelt Orders Quick Review Of Five Million Job Deferments; RAF Armada Pounds Augsburg 200,000 Shortage In Armed Forces Cited to McNutt (Text of President's Memorandum on Page A-2.) President Roosevelt today called for an immediate review of the nearly 5,000,000 occupa tional deferments that have been granted, declaring in a memodrandum to Chairman Paul V. McNutt of the War Man power Commission and Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey, selective service director, that the armed forces are short 200,000 trained men, and that this situation must be speedily remedied. Emphasizing that the situation is grave, the President said. "The Na tion’s manpower pool has been dan gerously depleted by liberal defer ments and I am convinced that in this respect we have been overly lenient, particularly with regard to the younger men. The over age men, the physically disqualified, the returned soldier, and the women of the Nation must be used more effectively to replace the able-bodied men in critical industrv and agricul ture.” Shortage Began in September. The President said selective serv ice "has not delivered the quantity of men who were expected.” The shortage which commenced to develop last September reached a total of 200.000 on December 31,” he added. "This means that today we are still short approximately 200.000 trained men although the actual personnel shortage in the Army has been reduced to 150,000.” Urging that agriculture and indus try release younger men physically qualified for military service, Mr. Roosevelt said the Army will not reach its planned January strength until some time in April, or even later if selective service "continues to fall behind on its quotas.” He added: The Nation’s manpower pool has been ‘‘dangerously depleted by lib eral deferments.” nersnev Discusses Shortage. The shortage of men for the armed service was discussed yester day by Gen Hershey. who used the same 200,000 figure as the President. He said the armed forces need 1, 200,000 men by July 1 to reach the planned goal of 11.300,000 and added that the 200,000 represented the number of men not to be had from preferred sources. Of that num ber, he said a large percentage must come from younger men holding oc cupational deferments, and farmers who cannot show that they are con tributing “substantially” to the wartime food pool. Gen. Hershey. discussing the sit uation before the Senate Agricul ture Committee, which scheduled another hearing today, said 60 per cent of those sent to induction sta tions nowadays are failing to pass physical examinations, presumably because of the higher average age. Rehirings Forced. Meanwhile, it was learned that the Civil Service Commission and selec tive service have had to force some Government agencies to give dis charged veterans their former jobs. The disclosure followed the selec tive service's overall report to Con gress yesterday, in which it was said that “some difficulty is being ex perienced in reinstatement of vet erans” in their Government jobs and added that “the situation in this respect is better on the part of private industry.” A Civil Service Commission spokes man said today that the commission had to act in approximately a dozen cases here and in the field and had heard of other cases where selective service re-employment committee men had dealt directly with the agency involved. --pressure round Accessary. In three or four cases, the spokes man said, the agencies have refused to* rehire former employes dis charged from the armed services even when the situation had been called to the attention of top offi cials and “pressure had bedn neces sary.’’ In most cases, however, the com mission spokesman said, ignorance of the law was involved. The vet erans, he explained, naturally went back to their old bosses when they applied for reinstatement. In some cases, the bosses didn't know they had to take the men back and told them their old jobs were filled. In one case, the spokesman said, the agency claimed the man had a disqualifying disability. It turned out, however, that the disability not only did not interfere with his work, but he had had it before he entered the armed services. The commission insisted on the man's re employment. Two Cases Now Pending. The commission said it had two cases pending. In one, a veteran had written that he had been refused re-employment and the other was brought to the attention of the com mission by a newspaperman. A selective service spokesman said the trouble was limited to a few agencies, but that it was serious be cause veterans cannot sue the Gov ernment for their re-employment rights as they could private em ployers.’ 1 Gen. Hershey told the Senate Committee yesterday that the mili tary situation has grown so tight that only men who contribute substantially to food production can remain on farms, and selective serv ice is considering raising its age min imum on occupational deferments from 22 to 26 years to provide the (See DRAFT, Page A-2.) ft (Map on Page A-3.) By the Associate'* Press. UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS, Pearl Harbor, Feb. 26.—The battleship escorted American task force which ranged 3,800 miles west of Pearl Harbor Tuesday to strike at the Marianas, less than 1,500 miles from Tokio, wiped out 135 Japanese planes, scored against shipping, caused heavy destruc tion—and didn’t lose a warship. Disclosures of these results by Admiral Chester W. Nimitz were permitted by lifting of the radio silence protecting movements of the battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers and destroyers. The warships were not even damaged despite the fact their approach was detected the day before the attack and enemy torpedo planes repeatedly tried to sink them. Only six out of hundreds of at tacking carrier planes were lost. Guam, American outpost occupied by Japan at the war’s outset, was bombed for the first time. Jap Shipping Blasted. The elusive Japanese fleet wasn’t found at Saipan's Tanpag Harbor— as it also had not been in great strength at recently bombed Truk— but a cargo ship was sunk, another was damaged and beached, a third was set afire, a patrol craft was blown up and seven small boats were damaged. Runways, seaplane aprons, air drome facilities, fuel dumps and buildings were bombed heavily dur ing the attacks on Saipan, Tinian and Guam. The task force sent against the Marianas duplicated the February 16-17 feat at Truk of risking capital ships deep inside Japan's island de fenses and emerging intact. The task force caught Truk, naval bastion in the Caroline group, com pletely by surprise. But the task force moving on Saipan and Tinian, 700 miles northwest of Truk, was detected on the afternoon of Febru ary 21. All that night and the following morning. Japanese land-based tor pedo planes and bombers kept after the oncoming naval units. The warships put up a terrific antiair craft screen, bagging 19 planes. Covering aircraft shot down five more. The carriers’ torpedo bombers and dive bombers proceeded with their deadly business. Twice they swept down on Saipan and on the nearby naval air base island of Tinian. In smaller force, they hit Guam, 120 miles south of Saipan. Although the Japs were fore warned, 87 planes were wiped out on the ground in the carrier plane assaults. Twenty-nine more were shot down in combat. “In spite of the persistent and continuing attacks (of the Japanese planes), our carriers launched their planes according to schedule," said Admiral Nimitz's announcement of (See PACIFIC, Page A^3.» Task Force Attack on Marianas Wipes Out 135 Japanese Planes Enemy Shipping Battered, Guam Raided; Six U. S. Aircraft Lost, No Ships Damaged Russians Hurl Back Nazi Counterattacks In Rogachev Area Reds Driving Ahead Toward Latvia and * Northern Poland By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 26.—Russian armies massed along the 400 mile-long front between Pskov and Rogachev are pressing west ward in White Russia toward Latvia and the northern part of Poland despite increased Ger man resistance, a Moscow com munique reported today. * German commanders threw fresh reinforcements into the Rogachev area yesterday in a futile attempt to seal the gap torn in their lines by Gen. Constantine Rokossovsky’s 1st White Russian Army on Thursday. No Less than 14 Fierce counter attacks north of captured Rogachev I were thrown back by the Soviets. !the Russian communique said, and !ihe Germans lost 2.500 men killed. Then Rokossovsky’s men surged for ward and captured several uniden tified localities and seized 13 tanks, 40 guns and 8,000 mines, together with a large number of prisoners. Reds Converging on Pskov. To date the battle around Roga chev has cost the Germans 6.000 men and enormous stores of war equipment, the Moscow bulletin added. On the northern end of the front, Russian troops converging on Pskov, Baltic gateway stronghold below Lake Peipus, drove the Germans further west toward Latvia. They killed another 1,100 Germans and captured 54 towns and hamlets, the Moscow bulletin said and at one point to the northwest were less than 20 miles from the great com munications center. A second force was 22 miles north of Pskov at Lutovo, another 28 (See RUSSIA, Page A-4.) Nazis Report De Gaulle Wounded by Attackers By the Associated Press. LONDON. Feb. 26.—The Berlin radio, quoting reports from Geneva, said today Gen. Charles de Gaulle had been wounded in an attempted assassination. There was no confirmation from any Allied source. Germans Repulsed In Small Attack on Italian Beachhead Nazi Attempts to Slip Through Lines Checked By Allied Forces By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Naples, Feb. 26—The Germans, maintaining steady pressure on the Allied beachhead below Rome, harassed American and British forces with shells and bombs, but were knocked back in their single attack yesterday, headquarters announced today. The ineffective Nazi stab was made on the Allied right flank in I the Pontine marsh area about 4 miles from the coast at a point south of Cisterna and west of Lit toria. Taking advantage of the ra ivine terrain near Carroceto (Apulia) on the other end of the beachhead, 1 the Nazis tried to slip through the Allied lines, but all their attempts were unsuccessful. High winds sweeping the moun tains on the Cassino front together 'with snow flurries helped to keep that sector more or less stationary j except for patrolling, but the Ger mans again attacked a French-held | hill northwest of Cassino and again i were thrown back. On this front as well as on the beachhead heavy guns of both sides kept up their endless shellings. Supplies Pour In. Guns and supplies still were flow ing into the beachhead area despite bad weather, and the Nazis con tinued to shell the port of Anzio. A new attempt by the Germans tc interrupt flow of supplies by making (See ITALY, Page A-4.) $12,000 in Radium Lost In Hospital Bombing By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 26.—Demolition workers directed by scientists searched the bomb ruins of the Marie Curie Radium Therapy Hos pital today for a half gram of ra dium estimated to be worth $12,000 when a direct hit demolished a part ol the hospital during a recent Lon don raid. The bomb struck a wing where wards were empty because of re modeling and there were no casual ties. Finland Expected to Accept Red Peace Terms Next Week Ey the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb, 26.—An early peace growing out of current Finnish - Russian negotiations appeared in prospect today as London diplomats expressed be lief that Helsinki would accept Soviet terms, possibly early next week. With the Red Army in a strategic position to roll them back across the 40-mile-wide Karelian Isthmus, the Finns are unlikely to refuse a re ported six-point Russian proposal, it was regarded here. Ground Campaign Held Up. The fact that the Russians are holding up a ground campaign against the Finns, although their position on the Leningrad front is favorable was seen here as an indi cation that Moscow is keeping the door open and expecting a quick reply. Russian terms reported from neutral countries, circulating un officially in London, although both the British and American govern • ments presumably were fully In formed, leave one knotty problem for the Finns—the internment of 100,000 German troops in Northern Finland. This probably will be the main point of discussion if the Finns ac cept the reported Russian invitation to send military and political dele gations to Moscow. Terms Printed in Finland. The fact that reports of the pur ported Russian terms were permit ted by censorship to be printed in the Finnish press seemed an indica tion that the governihent was pre paring the people for an important step soon. The Stockholm Aftonbladet’s Hel sinki correspondent said the Finnish peace dilemma “is expected to be much clearer in the next few days. The government is expected to give a full report to Parliament very soon.” It was recalled the winter peace of 1940 caught the Finns by surprise because the home front was under the impression Finland was winning the war. A fr Americans Down 142 Nazi Planes, Lose 69 Bombers By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 26.—A large fleet af British bombers attacked the burning city of Augsburg last night and increased to 17,000 the tonnage of bombs dropped on Germany in an unparalleled six day offensive against the Reich’s aircraft industry. The raid followed a two-way at tack on Regensburg's Messerschmitt factory by heavy American bombers which flew from both Britain and Italy. The Americans destroyed 142 enemy planes and lost a record number of 69 bombers. The 8th Air Force from Britain lost 39 bombers and the 15th Air Force from Italy lost 30. The German radio said large-scale attacks on the chemical center of Frankfurt were made at the same time as the RAF raid on Augs burg and the Swiss radio said last night flights crossed Switzerland from Italy—raising the distinct possibility that Italian-based Wellingtons of the RAF again carried out a two way British assault as they did the night before. The Air Ministry communique an nouncing the operation against Augsburg said it was carried out in “very great strength’’ and that the city, a center of aerial engine pro duction, was attacked twice during the night by large forces of Lancas ters and Haljfaxes. "The weather was favorable and reports indicated the bombing was | concentrated and effective,” the : communique added. 24 Planes Are Lost. Twenty-four planes were lost In these RAF assaults and in simul taneous mosquito operations over Southwest Germany and the Low Countries and in extensive mine laying sweeps. Flying Fortresses from Britain made the 1,600-mile round trip to Augsburg yesterday and set fires which lighted the way for the RAF. Of the American attack on Regens burg, Army headquarters said: "In a vain effort to protect the vital remnants of German fighter production, the Luftwaffe opposed our attacking forces furiously. "The 15th AAF (from Italy) en countered 250 to 300 enemy aircraft (and) destroyed 93 fighters in a violent and prolonged air battle." 49 More Destroyed. Heavy bombers from British bases destroyed 23 enemy aircraft and fighters from British bases shot down 26. From the size of the force heard leaving Britain last night for the | blow at Augsburg, 300 miles south west of Berlin, it was probable that i 2.000 tons of bombs were showered on that production center. The Air Ministry's communique i disclosing that the attack was by | two separate forces of Lancasters and Halifaxes, indicated a new tac tic employed by the RAF for the first time Thursday night against Schw’einfurt, again had been used successfully. Of the estimated 17,000 to 17.50C [tons of bombs poured on Germany since last Sunday it was probable more than half had been accounted for by the powerful American 8th and 15th Air Forces. 1,000 Fighfers In Escort. The greatest American fightei group ever dispatched from British bases—estimated at more thar 1,000 planes—escorted the Americar bombers from England which dumped their loads on the Regens burg factory already burning fron the attack of the Italy-basec bombers. The assault marked the thir< time this week that American bomb ers from Britain and Italy struct at enemy targets at the same time but it was the first time they both hit at the same target simul taneously. The RAF also took uf the two-way attack Thursday night with British-based bombers strik ing at Schweinfurt while forma tions from Italy blasted Steyr. The American bombers from Brit ain also struck at a ball-bearing fac tory at Stuttgart and a major air frame components factory at Furth, 5 miles northwest of Nuernberg Other Flying Fortress and Liberator formations from Italy blasted the Italian Adriatic ports of Pola and Flume, the Yugoslav port of Zaran and airdrome near Graz in Southern Austria and the railway junction at Zell Am See, 33 miles southwest ol Salzberg. Good Results Reported. Photographs made at Augsburg, Furth, a Stuttgart ball-bearing plant and Regensburg “showed good re sults,’’ it was announced. "We had to fight every inch of the way to Regensburg,” one crewman from Italy said, “but we saw our bombs smash into the snow-covered factory.” Another declared that the factory buildings “seemed to rise ofl the ground and disintegrate in the air.1* The Americans flying from Britain reported little fighter opposition and excellent bombing results. “We moved the factory brick by brick,’ said one navigator, while a bom bardier asserted “I don’t think Re gensburg will ever make another fighter.” Swedes Fire at Planes LONDON, Feb. 26 UP).—Berlir broadcast a DNB Stockholm dis patch today saying Swedish anti aircraft guns fired at from 10 to 2( planes over Swedish territory Iasi night and that several magnetic mines which were dropped were found unexploded. Ciechanowski Called To London to Discuss Polish-Soviet Terms Ambassador to U. S. May Play Important Role In Settling Differences By BLAIR BOLLES. Polish Ambassador Jan Cie chanowski has been called to London from Washington by the Polish government in exile for conferences with Polish Prime Minister Jan Mikolajczyk on ne gotiations between Prime Min ister Churchill and the Soviet government for a settlement of the Soviet-Polish controversy. The Poles, meanwhile, have pro posed a compromise on the eastern boundary issue by suggesting that during the war a "demarcation line" be drawn running north and south a little to the east of the Curzon Line. The Polish proposal would include the cities of Lwow and Vilna on the Polish side of the line. The Curzon Line would not place Lwow and Vilna in Poland. That proposal was handed to Mr. Churchill, who has assumed charge of the Polish negotiations with Russia, and it is understood that the Prime Minister passed it on to Moscow, where British Ambassador Archibald Ciark-Kerr has been in frequent conference with Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotof on the problem. No Settlement Imminent. Reports from London today, how ever indicate that a settlement is not imminent. Diplomatic quarters in the British capital are charging i the Poles with “stubbornness.” The United States has with drawn from active participation in the settlement attempt pending the outcome of Mr. Churchill's try at it. The Prime Minister is said in dip lomatic circles to believe the boun- j dary question should be taken up ' now, whereas Secretary of State Hull has maintained that it should be put off to the war's end. The Polish proposal, which de clines to accept suggestions that the govemment-in-exile purge it self of members said to be undesir able to the Soviet Union, calls for a Soviet military occupation on both sides of the demarcation line, for a Soviet civil administration on the eastern side of the line and for (See POLES, Page A-4.) $50,000 Reported Found In Spy's House in Chile B; the Associated Press. SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 26.—Jorge Garreton, director of the Federal In vestigation Department, announced last night that $50,000 in $100 bills had been discovered in a house be longing to Bernardo Timmerman, whom he described as chief of an espionage band recently arrested in Chile. Garreton said raiders also found a quantity of invisible ink destined for Argentina and exhaustive records of the band's activities hidden in double walls of the house. Timmerman was quoted by Gar reton as saying the money came from the German Embassy at San tiago. Nazis to Give Badges For War on Guerrillas By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—The Ber lin radio, in an apparent reference to operations against guerrillas in occupied countries, said last night that Hitler has introduced a “gang fighting badge” for German soldiers who have taken part in such strug gles. Those engaged in such fighting for 20 days will receive a bronze badge while a silver badge will be awarded for 50 days’ fighting and a gold badge for 100 days’ fighting. Nazis Claim Sinking Of 15 Allied Vessels B? the Associated Press. The Berlin radio said today that German U-boats had sunk seven freighters totaling 35,185 tons and eight sailing vessels recently in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Indian Ocean. There has been no Allied confir mation of this number of sinkings. CIO Strikers Close Only Plant Making Navy Barge Armor Plate Great Lakes Steel Corp. Detroit Factory Tied Up Because Man Was Discharged E> the Associated Press. DETROIT, Feb. 26 —CIO pick ets turned some 3,000 workers back from gates of the Great Lakes Steel Corp. plant in sub urban Ecorse this morning, halt ing all production in the only mill producing armor plate for United States Navy landing barges. The strike which started with the walkout of 500 workers Friday pro testing discharge of an employe who left the plant without permission, has made 6,000 employes idle. The night shift stayed away from the plant last night, but fires were kept under the furnaces. Headquarters of the CIO's United Steelworkers’ Union confirmed that the dispute was over the disciplin ing by management and promised a statement later in the day. A spokesman said the disciplining was "the only issue.” Armor Plate Badly Needed. In an official statement the com pany described the down-river plant as the "sole supplier" of armor plate for barges, adding that "this material is needed badly * * • and has, in some instances, been flown by airplane to assembly points.” The company charged that the disciplined men had violated “man agement rules and procedures” and that the union had refused to fol low established grievance procedure "for some mysterious reason.” This procedure, the management said, has settled grievances in the past. The walkout began yesterday when 500 men quit. Others fol lowed and at midnight the com pany reported its fear that the plant would have to close. Second Major Strike. It was the second major strike in the Detroit area within 24 hours. Yesterday 7,000 were idle in a pro test by CIO-United Automobile Workers against the closing today of the Mack avenue plant of the Briggs Manufacturing Co. Briggs officials said the closing (See STRIKE. Page A-3.) “ Axis Nationals Leave Gripsholm at Lisbon By the Associated Press. LISBON, Feb. 26.—The liner Gripsholm, bringing 1,294 Axis na tionals from America, docked here today and its passengers left the exchange ship to board trains for Germany. Several hundred persons, includ ing 154 United States citizens and other repatriates from various Latin American countries, prepared to board the Gripsholm for its return to American ports. A number of diplomats and wounded servicemen were in the group which arrived by train yesterday. Co-ed Killed, Three Hurt In Collapse of Sidewalk By the Associated. Press. TOLEDO. Ohio. Feb. 26—Marilyn Riehl, pretty 21-year-old University of Toledo co-ed, was killed and three companions were injured wheq a downtown sidewalk collapsed last night, plunging the quartet 20 feet into a basement. Fire department officials said a slab of concrete from the sidewalk struck the girl on the head. Fire men removed Miss Riehl’s body and rescued her companions from the pit. The others, all cut and bruised, were Helen Wenner, 21 Vance Dod son, 21. and Marine Pvt. Richard Byers, 20. Japs Report American Naval Attack on Guam By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Feb. 26.—The Brit ish radio today quoted a Japanese broadcast as saying American “naval formations are attacking” the Japanese on Guam. The BBC, as heard by NBC, noted that Allied accounts had told of an aerial strike at Guam, but said “nothing is known about this latest Japanese claim.” Writ Issued Ordering Langan to Bring Child Info District Court Mother Files Petition; Custody to Be Decided When Girl Is Brought In A writ of habeas corpus order ing John F. Langan to produce his 10-year-old daughter Joan was issued today by Justice Mat thew F. McGuire in District Court. Justice McGuire ordered the writ to be served on Mr. Langan imme diately. The child is to be brought before the court, at which time a decision will be made as to her cus tody pending the outcome of the | habeas corpus hearing. When advised of the issuance ol I the writ, Charles Walker, attorney for Mr. Langan, said he probably would bring Mr. Langan to court Monday. Mother Files Petition. The petition was filed by the child's mother, Joan Manners, for mer Hollywood actress, under the name of Lorna Langan. Miss Man ners listed her address as the Lcrc Calvert Hotel. College Park, Md She was staying at the Ambassadoi Hotel with her daughter yesterday when Mr. Langan took the child ir defiance of a Montgomery County Circuit Court order granting custody to the mother. Whereabouts of the girl remained unknown today. Mr. Langan re ceived reporters late last night at the home of his attorney at 310f Woodley road N.W. Justice McGuire pointed out today the matter of custody of the child would have to be decided in the light of what was in her best interests The decision of the Maryland court (See LANGAN, Page A-3.) FBI Gets Its Man—This Time From Alert Postal Inspectors ine fbi got its man ' today— from the Post Office Department. With all the fanfare of broadcast warnings to police authorities and a press release to newspapers, the Government’s superdetectives an nounced they were seeking Neil McConlogue, a notorious confidence man, forger and poet. The release had been in newspaper offices only a few hours when the FBI came through with what news papermen call a “lead” on the story. McConlogue, it seems, had been found. Indeed, he hadn't been lost for a week. Since February 19 Post Office authorities had had him in cold storage at Los Angeles. “The Washington headquarters of the FBI was not advised of Mc Conlogue’s arrest at the time the wanted notice was sent,” a slightly red-faced FBI said by way of ex planation. But, to complete the story and give the loW-down on McConlogue: He is 48 and hails from Elmira, N. Y. He showed early ability as a forger, achieving a jail sentence at the age of 19. 8ince then, according to the FBI, he has spent a good part of his career behind bars, where he de veloped his literary flair, contribut ing during one term to eight maga zines and a syndicate. Last July he was pa rolled from the Auburn <N. Y.) Prison, and soon showed that he had lost none of his old skill. Stolen money orders bear ing evidence of his handiwork be gan showing up in all parts of the Nation. Then postal inspectors took up the hunt. McConlogue had the obnoxious habit of taking a blank from his stock of stolen money orders, filling it out for $60 or $70, using it to paj for some small purchase, collecting the change and blithely moving or to the next scene of operation. An operator with rare nerve anc crust, he stole police equipment, in cluding a badge, in Philadelphia and sometimes would present him self to merchants as a guardian ol the law. t MvConlogue, before his arrest, was moving around the country at t rapid* pace. So were the stoler money orders. That's why the Post Office De partment was interested. Gallinger Gets $107,500 Fund From FWA Addition to Kitchen Provided; Similar Loan to Be Granted To implement one of the major recommendations of a Senate subcommittee for improvement of Gallinger Hospital, the Fed eral Works Agency today ap proved a project for construction and equipment of additional kitchen facilities which had been requested by the District Com missioners. Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, FWA administrator, announced a grant of $107,500 and a loan of an equal amount would be extended to the District of Columbia for the project. This will provide for a building to be erected at the rear of the present kitchen which is heavily overloaded, because it had not been expanded to meet the expansion of the bed capacity of the hospital. The present kitchen was opened in 1929 and now is serving approxi mately three times the number of persons for which it was designed. In anonuncing the grant and loan, FWA said "it has been found im possible to prepare and distribute satisfactory and appetizing food to all the hospital buildings and to the staff of doctors and nurses.” The new building will be part one story, part two stories. There will be an extension of the second stcry to connect a corridor from ward 4 across the roof of the pres ent service building to the second floor of the new building. Plans for the structure are being completed by the municipal archi j tect. Meantime FWA also announced additional Federal assistance had been extended to the new Arlington <Va.) hospital, to provide for its maintenance and operation after opening, wrhich is expected to be soon. The FWA aproved an increase of $67,291 in a previous Federal con tribution, raising it from $61,958 to $129,249 The period of assistance also was extended for one year from December 31, 1943. Bomber Crash Kills 5; One Parachutes to Safety By the Associated Press. GREENVILLE, S. C., Feb. 26 Five men were killed and a sixth parachuted to safety when a bomber from the Greenville Air Base crashed 15 miles from Chester, S. C., yesterday, public relations an nounced today. Those killed were: First Lt. William P. Mettel. jr.. 22, Aurora. 111. Second Lt. Joseph N. Carpenter, 24, Greenwich, Conn. Staff Sergt. Aaron J. Rhodes. 24, Philadelpha, Pa. Sergt. Donald C. Phillips, 22, New York City. Sergt. Phillip R. Riddle, 20, Pal myra. N. J. The survivor of the crew. Second Lt. Louis G. Bains, bailed out of the plane just before it crashed into an open field, public relations said. Bishop Yu-Pin Believes Japs May Fall Before Nazis By the Associated Press. BALTIMORE. Feb. 26 —The Most Rev. Paul Yu-Pin, vicar apostolic of Nanking, says that “if the present tempo of the war in the Pacific can be maintained, and perhaps in creased a little, the war against the Japanese will be over before the war in Europe is ended.” Bishop Yu-Pin, who is spiritual adviser to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, here to address several Catholic organizations, also said in an interview that news of Allied vic tories give the morale of the Chines* ‘a tremendous boost.” “My people have fought the Jap anese for nearly seven years now,” he continued, "and they are physi cally tired. But they will fight on as long as there is breath in their bodies.” Lt. Marean Named Chief Nurse of Hospital Ship By the Associated Press. ! CUMBERLAND, Md.. Feb. 26 —Lt. (j. g.) Mildred A. E. Marean, Cum berland. has been named chief nurse on the Navy's new hospital ship, the Refuge, which was commissioned yesterday in Baltimore. Lt. Marean, who has been in the Navy Nursing Corps about 20 years, is a graduate of Garfield Memorial Hospital, Washington. In recent months she had served at the Navy Medical Center, Bethesda. Von Keuchler Reported Held for Insubordination By the Associate*. Press. LONDON, Feb. 26.—Radio France at Algiers, quoting Bern sources, said today that Field Marshal Georg von Keuchler, German Army com mander on the northern front in Russia, has been imprisoned in the German fortress of Koenigsberg charged with insubordination to Adolf Hitler. Von Keuchler, the re port said, had orders to hold hie northern front at all costs. British Miners Ordered To Pay Strike Damages By the Associated press. LONDON, Feb. 26.—One hundred and seventy-four miners have been ordered by a Doncaster court to pay their employers damages equivalent to )8 to $16 per man for breach of contract through an unauthorized work stoppage arising from a wage dispute. The owners claimed fee loss at, thousands of tons of production.