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Army Sergeant Dies
Of Hit-Run injuries Suffered Last Fall Master Sergt. Paul McMahan, 48, attached to the Army Medical Corps unit at Walter Reed Hospital, died early today of injuries suffered No vember 20 when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist, Army au thorities disclosed. His death was the 12th traffic fatality- in the Dis trict this year. Police records revealed that Sergt. McMahan was hit by an automobile as he alighted from a streetcar at Georgia avenue and Van Buren street N.W. The auto sped away and the soldier, though seriously in jured, made his way on foot to the rospital. Two other persons were injured in traffic accidents in the District over the week end, police reported. Ernest C. Woods. 33, of 2723 On tario road N.W., was admitted to Casualty Hospital after he was struck by an automobile at Rhode Island avenue and Franklin street N.E. Police said the driver of the car was William B. Fried, 29, of 1937 Lamont street N.W. Hospital attaches said Mr. Woods suffered possible fractures of the wrist, leg and face injuries. Hortense B. Douglas, 37, colored, of 620 L street N.W., was struck by a streetcar at Benning road and Eighteenth street N.E., according to police. She was removed to Cas ualty Hospital suffering from skull and shoulder injuries, police said. The operator of the car, according to police, was Glen G. Cleaver, 34, of Landover, Md. He told police the woman was standing on the track and he did not see her. Three Hurt Nearby. In nearby suburban areas three persons were victims of automobile accidents, police reported. Mrs. Vivian Ray, 35, of 1301 Massachusetts avenue N.W. and Mrs. Mary Currey, 29. 6616 North Eight eenth street. Falls Church, Va., were admitted to Georgetown Hospital after an accident near Merrifield, Va., police said. Details of the mishan were not available. Norman L. Lucas, 49, of Silver Hill, Md., was injured last night when he was struck by a hit-and rim car at Naylor street and Brant' avenue, near the District line. Prince ] Georges County police reported. He, was taken to Casualty Hospital,\ where he was treated for a fractured ankle and scalp lacerations. Hicks (Continued From First Page.! had declared the man uninjured and ordered his discharge. Dr. Richard Gitter, resident physi cian at Casualty on duty in the emergency clinic, was not called to examine Mr. Hicks, Miss Rogers said. “The wartime shortage of doctors has made it necessary to obtain the services of medical students as at tendants on ambulances,” Miss Rog ers said. “Mr. Gunning picked Mr. Hicks up at Fourteenth and H streets N.E. about 11 p.m. Saturday in response to a call from the ; m bulance control center. Our report, was that there had been an auto accident there, but when Mr. Gun ning arrived there was no evidence of a smashup. He brought Mr. Hicks to the hospital and examined him.” “When Mr. Gunning found no evidence of injury he supposed that there had been a mistake and that Hicks was no traffic casualty at all. The man had been drinking and vomited in the emergency room. I guess Mr. Gunning thought he was just drunk. At any rate, he did not call Dr. Gitter. I don't know why, but I intend to find out.” At the George Washington medi cal school it was said that Mr. Gun ning was attending classes at Gallin ger Hospital this morning. He could not be reached for comment. arrest is uraerea. Policeman Arthur Trammelle of the ninth precinct, making a routine checkup visit to the emergency clinic during his tour of duty, was asked by the exteme to take Mr. Hicks out of the hospital. Capt. J. R. Jeffries, commanding officer of the ninth precinct, said today. The externe, police said, declared Mr. Hicks was drunk. At the police station Sergt. Daniel F. Donoghue observed blood running down Mr. Hicks’ leg, Capt. Jeffries said, and ordered him taken to Gal linger Hospital. The injured man was pronounced dead at 2:40 a.m. by Dr. G. M. Smith of the Gallinger staff, who said Mr. Hicks had sus tained internal injuries as a result of the traffic mishap. % Dr. Ruhland explained today that the District Health Department ex ercised no jurisdiction over Casualty Hospital, but that, because the in stitution was under contract with the District government to treat emergency cases on a fee basis, he would conduct an investigation into the circumstances under which Mr. Hicks was discharged while ap parently severely ipjured. Eleventh Death of Year. Hicks’ death was the 11th traffic fatality in the District this year as compared with 13 deaths for the corresponding period in 1943. Cor oner A. Magruder MacDonald will conduct an inquest into the man's death at noon today. The driver of the car which figured In the fatal accident, according to police, was Willie J. Green, 41, col ored. of 5352 Call place S.E. He is being held pending the decision of the coroner's jury in today’s hear ing. Police charged him with driv ing on the wrong side of the street, operating an automobile without a permit and with improper tags and driving a vehicle in bad mechanical condition. According to police, the car had defective brakes, defective windshield and no tail light. ————————— i Atlantic Coast Defenses Set for Streamlining By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28—Atlantic Coast defenses of the Army will be streamlined Wednesday with the establishment of two sector head quarters to supervise coastal oper ations from Maine to Florida, re placing the four-sector system. Lt. Gen. George Grunert, com manding general of the Eastern De fense Command, announced the new northeastern sector will be headed by Maj. Gen. Kenneth T. Blood, whose headquarters will be in Bos ton. . The southeastern sector, with headquarters at Raleigh, N. C., will be commanded by Maj. Gen. John L. Homer. Gen. Grunert said the northeast ern sector would include New Eng land and Eastern Long Island, and the southeastern, the remainder of the Eastern Seaboard. Beachhead Radio Ban Blamed On Fear of Reaction at Home NEW YORK_Hal Boyle (left), Associated Press war corre spondent just returned from the Cassino front, welcomes Don Whitehead, another A. P. war correspondent, on his return here from the Anzio-Nettuno beachhead. —A. P. Wirephoto. # — By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Don< Whitehead, Associated Press corre spondent just back from Anzio, said yesterday that military fear of con sequences back home usually is re sponsible for such episodes as the recent censorship dispute at the beachhead in Italy. Mr. Whitehead, whose 10 days on the beachhead climaxed 16 months of almost constant front line action beginning with the battle of Alamein and carrying him clear across Africa and Sicily into Italy, said: "I left the beachhead before the big crisis. But I know the corre spondents writing the news, and I know them to be able, experienced, conscientious men, as sensitive about real security as any officer, for they know their own lives, as well as those of thousands of men, depend on military security. If these corre spondents were generally agreed that the situation on the beachhead was critical, then it was critical.” Trying to Protect Home Front. “There is still a tendency in some military quarters,” he added, “to try to protect the people at home from too many war shocks, Instead Df letting them have the real picture in preparation for the real shocks which are yet to come. "We had made the big gamble of landing behind the enemy's lines and it was a success. This was a oid to break up the slow, costly slugging on the Cassino front, to drive in behind the Gustav Line and disrupt the enemy’s rear, forcing a withdrawal from Cassino or trapping the enemy in the Liri Valley. “An attack on the Cassino front was co-ordinated with the landing,! and the plan was for a break through there to link up with the beachhead troops and continue on to Rome. “After reaching their initial ob jectives on the beachhead with only token opposition, however, the com manders decided not to push any farther inland toward the Appian Way and highway 6—the main Ger man lines of communication—until reserves were landed. One officer explained to me that they did not want to extend the lines until they could be sure of holding what they obtained. Allies Soon Outnumbered. “Our troops held their positions until reserves landed. But by the time we were ready for offensive action the enemy had arrived in such force as to make the beachhead a static front. Instead of pulling back from Cassino, the Germans rein forced both positions. Soon we were outnumbered. "We now were on the defensive instead of the offensive, and as the gravity increased so the news re ports reflected the trend of events. “Now I think personally that we can hold the beachhead. But merely to do that will not mean proper progress in the Italian campaign. “As yet the beachhead operation has not accomplished what was in tended—although it cannot be classed as a failure, either, as no one can say until the fighting passes the decisive stage. Certainly it is costing the Germans heavily, as witness recent estimates of 15,000 casualties. "But don’t forget we are paying, too. Secretary Stimfton's report of approximately 28,000 casualties in[ Italy up to February 17 hasn't caught us up with Anzio.” Treasury Overtime Order Closes Two Border Bridges 24 Hours By me Associated press. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., Feb. 28 — Traffic was resumed today over two bridges leading into Canada which were closed yesterday as a result of a dispute whether overtime Sunday pay for customs inspectors should be paid by bridge authorities or the Treasury Department. The Rainbow Bridge spanning the Niagara River from this city to Niagar Falls. Ontario, was closed at midnight Saturday until midnight yesterday, the bridge authority hav ing failed to post a bond as guar antee it would pay overtime for the inspectors’ services. The Supreme Court on January- 3 ruled that Sunday work for the in spectors was overtime. The Treas ury Department placed them on a six-day week and notified bridge owners they would be responsible for the double pay on Sunday. The same notice went to other bridges on the Canadian border, and the Thousand Island Bridge, which Red Cross Worker to Get Silver Star for Gallantry James P. Shaw of North Apollo, Pa., the first American Red Cross worker in this war to be awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action, will be decorated at a cere mony here tomorrow. Mr. Shaw, 32, former clergyman and now a field director, rescued American soldiers from the sea near Licata, Italy, last July 11. when a German dive bomber scored a direct hit on a landing barge. He left safety on the shore and went to the rescue of the men, help ing many through the rough water. Despite enemy fire, the citation stated, he continued to care for the wounded. “The gallantry of Mr. Shaw on this occasion is a distinct credit to the American Red Cross,” it added. Maj. Gen. John T. Lewis, com mander of the Washington Military District, will present the award at a ceremony in Memorial Continental Hall at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow. The occasion will be a meeting of the District Red Cross personnel on the eve of the opening of the annual Red Cross War Fund Campaign. Mr. Shaw’s wife and two young daughters live at North Apollo. Erskine Caldwell, Author, Gets Interest in 3 Papers Ey the Associated Press. ALLENDALE, S. C., Feb. 28.— Erskine Caldwell, the writer, has acquired an interest in three South Carolina weekly newspapers, it be came known today. The sale was recorded to the au thor’s father, the Rev. Ira S. Cald well, of Wrens, Ga„ and his brother in-law, W. L. Maner of Allendale, on a Probate Court order settling the estate of Eugene B. McSweeney. The papers—the Allendale County Citizen^ the Hampton County Guardian and the Jasper County Record—were formerly owned and edited by the late Gov. Miles B. McSweeney. The Rev. Mr. Caldwell said his son. now in Hollywood, would be one of the stockholders in the new pub lishing corporation. The minister added he did not know whether his son planned to take an active part in the operation of the papers. crosses the St. Lawrence River from Alexandria Bay to Ivy Lea. Ontario, was closed during the same period. It also reopened after a 24-hour traffic ban. Representatives of the bridge au thorities affected are conferring in Washington today with Treasury of ficials in an attempt to work out a solution. Border patrolmen said 400 persons were denied access to the Rainbow Bridge, but Canadian bridge officials «stimated about 2,000 persons, most ly war workers making week-end shift changes, were denied use of the bridge. Many of the war workers are \ Americans who live in Canada be cause of the housing shortage. Most workers made a 6-mile detour and crossed by the Whirlpool Rapids Bridge. Owners of the Peace Bridge be tween Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buf falo, N. Y., posted a $5,000 bond, enabling that span to remain open. Leaders to Renew Symphony Fund Drive Reorganization of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Government Committee to help the committee reach its orchestra campaign quota of $25,000 was scheduled to start with a meeting late today. Sixty subchairmen, each of whom will be responsible for the success of the drive in his agency, were to attend the reorganization meeting at the office of the War Hospitality Committee, 819 Sixteenth street N.W. Scheduled to speak were Civil Service Commissioner Arthur S. Flemming, chairman of the Gov ernment Committee; Mrs. Emory Scott Land, chairman of the Navy Marine Corps-Coast Guard Com mittee for the campaign; Dr. Henry F. Hubbard, assistant to the chair man of the Council of Personnel Administration; Robert M. Holmes, jr„ president of the Federal Em ployes’ Recreation Council and a vice chairman of the Government Committee, and Joseph J. Cloud, day city editor of the Washington Post. Final instructions on conducting the symphony drive throughout the Government will be given at a rally at 8 p.m. Wednesday and the new campaign will be held Thursday and Friday. Government and symphony offi cials expressed hope that the two day drive would produce the $25,000 Government workers have been asked to contribute to the support of the symphony. Lawrence Tibbett's Former Wife Is Bride Hs the Asiociatea Press. PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Feb. 28.— Mrs. Grace Mackav Tibbett, former wife of Lawrence Tibbett, the singer and actor, was married here yester day to Donald M. Young, radio en gineer of Hollywood. One of her twin sons, Corpl. Law rence Tibbett, jr.. 24, gave his mother in marriage and served as best man. The bride, formerly of Chicago, obtained a divorce from Mr. Tibbett on charges of cruelty at Reno, Nev., in September, 1931. Mr. Tibbett later married Jennie Marston Adams Burgard of the New York banking family. U. S. Sth Air Force Credited With Toil of 439 Planes in Week By the Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 28.—Destruction of at least 644 German lighter planes in the last week’s aerial attacks on Nazi industry cut Hitler’s available aircraft almost to the point where he must soon depend chiefly on new output from his badly battered production centers, it was estimated unofficially today. But whether Hitler could expect much help there was a big question. The weight of at least 18,000 tons of bombs dropped in 13 massive raids in this unprecedented of fensive indicated that a large per centage of Nazi plane productive capacity was wiped out. At least 15 major German aircraft production centers were attacked in the week-long bombing drive. 439 Downed by 8th Air Force. A recapitulation of official com muniques shows that five Unitedi States 8th Air Force operations dur ing the week accounted for 439 of the 644 German planes known destroyed. The remaining 205 fell before the guns of the Italy-based 15th Ameri can Air Force in four thrusts across the Alps against Nazi industry, three of them co-ordinated with the 8th’s operations from Britain. Over and above the 644 total are the German fighters that may have been down by the RAF during four major night operations last week. Air Ministry communiques gave no figures. 387 Heavy Bombers Lost. The Allied air forces lost 387 heavy bombers and 37 fighters in the forays into Germany, incomplete statistics in the communiques show. Dispatches from Allied headquar ters in Italy yesterday said that re connaissance photographs revealed almost total destruction of the Pru fening aircraft factory at Regens burg from a co-ordinated attack by the 8th and 15th Air Forces Febru ary 25. The photographs also showed heavy damage to the Obertraubling aircraft factory at Regensburg, hit by Liberators of the 15th on Febru ary 22. Draft (Continued From First Page.) situation had been met by careful assignment of personnel. Cut in Standards Opposed. Both the Army and Navy per- j sonnel chiefs were quoted in the report as opposing a reduction in physical standards or a large in- j crease in the induction of limited! servicemen. The Army pointed out that re placements from now on should be “of the best passible physical caliber, j since they will all be potentially I front-line troops." The Army saidi not more than 10 per cent of its; strength should be composed of, limited servicemen and said it al ready had more than 500,000 of: them. Although the men were needed for clerical and similar jobs while the Army was training and mobiliz ing new organizations for combat service, the Army spokesman pointed out, many of the training camps now are being put on a stand-by basis. Both the Army and Navy spokes men said they were anxious to ro-1 tate their forces and put men who j had been at sea or overseas on duty at home—in the jobs that limited! servicemen might otherwise fill. On the score of illiterates, the Army reported it had accepted 75, 000 illiterates since last June and that 58 per cent of them so far have been taught to read and write up to the fourth grade level. Literacy training is also being given by the Navy. Would Weed Out Mental Cases. The commission expressed belief that the services were accepting as many illiterates as was practical in view of the time and special per sonnel required to fit them for service, but added that this pool of manpower contains many men who would be qualified for service if provisions were made for their edu cation. The commission was in favor of weeding out "potential neuropsy chiatric casualties" at the induction stations, adding that although both the Army and Navy are using every means to rehabilitate the mental cases for further service, “in view of the mission of the services to prose cute the war, there is a point beyond which they should not go in expend ing time of personnel and use of training facilities for the possible salvage of individuals of very doubt ful future value to the services.” The Army was quoted as report ing that in the second quarter of last year 44.6 per cent of the sol diers given disability discharges were mental cases. As for inducting men whose physical defects could be corrected by surgery or other treatment after induction, the commission said ex tension of this program was not considered advisable now because service hospitals are nearly full and the men might refuse to sub mit to treatment after induction. As a clincher the commission quoted Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines of the Veterans’ Administration as saying that any lowering of physi cal standards for admission to the armed forces could be expected to increase the admission rate to Vet erans’ Administration facilities. Congress in Brief By the Associated Press. Senate and House in recess. House Ways and Means Commit tee reviews tax simplification ef forts WASHINGTON GIRL ENTERTAINS IN ITALY—Eager American soldiers reach for soft drinks passed out by Janet Evans of this city during intermission at a USO show presented in an open air theater near Cassino, Italy. _A. P. Wirephoto. Substantial U. S. Aid Is Helping To Revitalize Chiang's Armies By J. REILLY O’SULLIVAN, Associated F ess War Correspondent. WITH A CHINESE EXPEDITION ARY FORCE, Feb. 28— Revitaliza tion of Chiang Kai-shek’s armies has begun with the arrival of con crete American aid. This is the first public disclosure of one of the most ambitious and far-reaching programs in military history to modernize, retrain and re-equip a vast army in wartime. American Army officers and men under the command of Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell have started the job in Southwest China in co-opera tion with commanders of Chinese expeditionary forces. The entire program envisages the retraining of a score of divisions in critical areas where they will do the Japanese the most harm. Supplies and Equipment Provided. Concrete aid has been extended in the following categories: Air ground support—antiaircraft batteries. Ammunition, in considerable quan tities. Weapons including mountain artillery, machine guns, antitank guns, mortars and tommy guns. Radio and signal equipment. Motor replacement parts, trucks, gasoline. Field hospital services. Veterinary services. Ordnance repair. Engineering and road construc tion. Field training in tactics, use and care of weapons, bayonet fighting, operation of signal equipment, air and ground co-operation, care of animals, sanitation and preventive medicine. Secretly at work since last April. Gen. Stilwell’s "Y” force operations staff under Brig. Gen. Frank Dorn of San Francisco is making a real impression in its mission of increas ing the fighting efficiency of this expeditionary force. Chinese See Turning Point. The program has reached the point where traveling American in structional groups and liaison teams are in the field with Chinese Army groups, armies, divisions and bat talions. Front-line troops in some cases have received American weapons and ammunition and learned their tac tical use from Chinese officers and noncommissioned officers, who are recent graduates of American train ing schools. After seven debilitating years of defensive struggle against the re lentless and modernly armed in vader, some large units of the Chinese Army at last are able to begin thinking in terms of the day when all will be able to turn to the offensive and drive the Japa nese from Asia. Viewing the Chinese picture as a whole, however, there still is a stag gering job ahead. To a large ex tent, it hinges on opening a land supply route from India for which a Chinese-American expeditionary force under Gen. Stilwell is fighting ahead in Burma. It also depends on the eventual seizure of a seaport on the China coast. American per sonnel and material now are limited to what can be flown in, in addition to the needs of the 14th United States Air Force and the Chinese Air Force. Living Side by Side. In a 1,500-mile trip through lofty mountains and valleys of Southwest China, I have had the first oppor tunity to visit and talk to the Chi nese and Americans working and living side by side in the field to create a new striking force in the framework of the Chinese armies. Despite what might have been considered insurmountable difficul ties a year ago and some misgivings on both sides, the groundwork has been laid. The training is going into its final stages down into the lower units. American supplies have been ob tained in such sufficient quantities that Gen. Shiao I-sy, chief of staff of the Chinese Expeditionary Force, could tell me: "We have enough supplies and enough weapons on this front. The CEF is adequately equipped for both offensive and de fensive operations.” American traveling instructional groups and liaison teams attached to Army groups have been in the field nearly four months, carrying down to the lower units the train ing program initiated last April with the establishment of large in fantry and artillery training cen ters in the rear. These schools were attended by hundreds of Chinese officers and noncoms who, in turn, have become instructors. Commanding the units are Cols. Walter Wood. Falls Church. Va.; Reynolds Condon, Washington: Hu bert Cole. Pelham. N. Y., and Phillip Enslow, Richmond. Va. The force in the forward Echelon is com manded by Col. George Byers of Lafayette, Ind. Foods Purchased in Area. Except for a small supply of canned milk, coffee, cigarettes and a few other supplemental rations the Americans live off local pur chases in the area where foodstuffs are none too plentiful. Rice is stand ard fare. In a number of messes you use chopsticks instead of a knife and fork,. Some units live in | old temples, others under canvas. : Strict precaution is taken against malaria, typhus and numerous other diseases. From generals to privates the Chi nese have expressed gratitude for American assistance. Some skeptics 1 in months past found it hard to understand why America was ex tending large scale aid. When ex plained on the basis of what Amer ica is fighting for and directly aid ing herself as well as her Allies in trying to get the war over as quickly as possible, the project made more sense to those skeptics. Chinese officers and men take quickly to American instruction. It is given in concentrated doses and all nonesentials are discarded. In | many casts the students make more rapid progress than our own green inductees, American officers say. American officers hold no com mand in the CEF. Their function is j to advise and instruct. This differs from the setup of the American ! trained Chinese-American expedi tionary force in the Hukwang Val ley of Burma, led by Brig. Gen. Heydan Boatner. 100 Firemen Turn Out For Blaze in Door By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28—Thou sands of theater-goers and com muters, 100 firemen and 16 pieces of fire apparatus turned out last night for a Are at Fifteenth and Market streets, in the center of the downtown district, which paralyzed traffic for nearly an hour. SAN DIEGO • SAN FRANCISCO American Airlines Flagships provide swift, daily service to Nashville, Memphis, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Mexico City, El Paso, San Diego and Los Angeles,- and to New York, Hart ford, Boston; Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago. Ticket Office: 813 15th Street N.W. Please make reservations well in advance. Phone EXECUTIVE 2345 Large Troop Convoy Arrives in Britain Without Single Attack Br tht Associated Press. LONDON, Feb. 28. — American forces massing in Britain for an invasion of Western Europe have been strengthened by the arrival of one of the largest contingents of American troops ever to cross the Atlantic in one convoy. The crossing was made without a single attack by enemy submarines, but heavy storms which were en countered en route caused some dis comfort among the men. The number of troops landed from the convoy is, of course, a military secret, but all are highly trained and ready for combat. They in cluded mechanized units and spe cialized groups of many types. All were fully equipped with the latest weapons. In addition the convoy carried many planes of various types. Immediately after disembarking the troops were dispersed to Amer ican bases scattered from one end of the United Kingdom to the other. John A. Moroso, Associated Press 1 correspondent who traveled with the convoy, said the trip was so un i eventful that it was a pleasure jaunt compared to a convoy crossing he made two years ago. He recalled that on that trip escorting craft delivered 11 depth charge attacks. "Then.” he said, "we slept in our [Clothes and wore lifebelts and hel mets the last three days. On this trip we had no underwater contacts. We slept in pajamas and wore no [life belts. Helmets were not even issued except to gun crews in ex posed positions. "The early war tenseness of long watches has disappeared. There is I a cockiness and eagerness among the sailors on the destroyers to come to grips with the enemy. The cap tain of our ship credits the Royal Navy and British air patrols and detection devices with keeping the i U-boats under control in the East 1 ern Atlantic.” CIO Union Asks Truman To Probe Arms Cutbacks # F.y the Associated Press. The Truman Committee of the Senate yesterday was asked by the United Electrical, Radio and Ma chine Workers, CIO, to investigate the laying off of workers in Govern ment-owned small arms plants in the Midwest, which the labor group charges will throw 50.000 workers on the "already loose labor markets’ there. The union asserted that while the Government plants were being or dered to curtail production, pri vately owned small arms factories in the East were scheduled for small cutbacks, although this section was jthe "tightest labor market” in the I country. Lonergan's Attorney Asks Presiding Judge To Disqualify Himself By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 28.—Counsel for Wayne Lonergan moved that General Sessions Judge John J. Freschi disqualify himself, as the first-degree murder case against the Canadian aircraftman, accused of slaying his heiress wife, was called for trial today. Attorney Edward V. Broderick, addressing the court, said he be lieved he had been “unjustly at tacked in this case,” adding: “I regard as an implied judicial threat the statement that your honor would deal with me after the trial for contempt of court. The court has no power to take such action.” Mr. Broderick, whose spectacular trip to Canada last week caused two adjournments of the trial, also moved that Judge Freschi dismiss the special jury panel and order a new panel to be drawn. Three Motions Denied. Judge Freschi denied both mo tions. The court also denied a motion for determination of con tempt of court proceedings before the opening of the trial. Mr. Brod erick took exceptions on all three rulings. Lonergan, who had been in an anteroom with his attorney, entered the courtroom and took his seat be side Mr. Broderick. A moment later Mr. Broderick arose and walked toward the judge s bench, saying, "If it pleases the court I would like to make a mo tion.” His remarks, delivered somewhat hesitantly, recalled his 28 vears of practice as a lawyer "of good stand ing 1 and the "certain sessions” in the present case during which he said "Mr. (Jacob) Grumet (assist ant district attorney prosecuting the case) asked the court to send me to mi. Broderick told the court Mr. Grumet told him he would be “harassed plenty,” adding: “There was no admonition from the court to check Mr. Grumet’s sav agery. I regard that as a Judicial indorsement of that savagery. From Canada I sent telegrams to vour honor which your honor frag mentized and did not put on the record in full as I requested. Cites Judiciary Law. “Regarding the contempt threat X say I am not guilty of contempt. The judiciary law enumerates the phase under which your honor would have jurisdiction on a con tempt charge. I said I had unfin ished business in Canada and it was wrong for Mr. Grumet to be supercilious. He showed bad faith from the start.” "A® a res“lt of the psychological conditions there is a great danger that prejudice has taken root in your subconscious." he told the ^ deeP humility and with a full sense of the solemnity of my responsibility that I sav that your honor made certain statements in the presence of the Jury, and with the life blood of Wayne Loner gan on my shoulders I move that your honor discharge the jury and that you disqualify yourself as a 'judge in this case.” District's Bond Bowlers Place Second in Nation Washington ranked second in the Nation in War bond bowling tourna ments staged during the Fourth War Loan campaign, according to the Federal Security Agency’s Commit tee on Physical Fitness. Atlanta took first place by raising $10,700,000 in four city-wide tourna ments. Washington raised $6,376, 737 in one tournament sponsored by The Star. 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