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Light rain tonight, ending tomorrow morning. Continued moderately cold. Temperatures today—Highest, 39, at 1:30 p.m.; lowest, 27, at 7 a.m. Yes terday—Highest, 35, at 6 p.m.; lowest, 21, at 6:10 a.m. Late New York Markets, Page A-11, Guide for Readers Page. Amusements B-16 Comics.B-14-15 Editorials .A-6 Edit’l Articles.-_A-7 Finance -.A-ll Lost and Found A-3 Page. Obituary .A-12 Radio..B-15 Society_B-3 Sports _A-8-9 Where to Go ..B-ll Woman s Page B-10 An Associated Press Newspaper 92d YEAR. No. 36,468. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MARCH 6, 1944—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES. ‘ *** Washington rn tt tt tt' tti r'lTT'X^'T'C! FIVE CENTS and Suburbs XXlXlJliJli XO. Elsewhere Big Force of U. S. Heavy Bombers Attacks Berlin for Second Time; Americans NowFighting in Burma _A — ... — — —■■■ —- ♦ ■' » — — ■■ Germans Report Great 350-Mile Aerial Battle ALLIED FORCES REPULSE small attack on Italian beachhead. Page A-10 By the Associated Press. LONDON, Mar. 6.—American heavy bombers in “very strong forces” bombed Berlin today in the second American attack on the German capital. The German radio declared one of the war's greatest air battles had raged over 350 miles from the Neth erlands coast to Berlin. The first official Allied announce ment said only that “'targets in the Berlin district” were hit, without identifying them further or giving other details. This surprise followup to Satur day’s “icebreaker” raid, by one for mation of bombers, was a striking demonstration of the 8th Air Force's might, for it was the seventh opera tion of the heavy bombers in eight days. Heavy fighter escorts accompanied today's formations on the round trip of more than 1,100 miles from Brit ish bases. Day and Night Attacks. Thus Berlin, already heavily bombed by massive RAF night as saults. was brought under destruc tive hammer blows falling by day and night. Presumably the American daylight attacks are aimed at precision de struction of selected targets escap ing the RAF's saturation raids. The heavy bombers flew to Berlin as Allied medium and fighter bomb ers for the fifth succeeding day at tacked Northern France — where Prime Minister Churchill said the Germans were preparing rocket and robot-plane installations. Last night RAP Mosquitos attacked Western Germany without loss. In London Dingle M. Foot, par liamentary secretary of the Min istry of Economic Warfare, told a luncheon that when resistance in the air is overwhelmed “'the de struction of German war industry will follow on a far greater scale than achieved in the last few weeks.” Preliminary to Invasion. He said the intensified bombing will be more than “a policy of at rition designed to wear down Ger man war potential over a long period—it represents the essential preliminary to invasion of Europe.” Last Wednesday was the only time In the last eight days that American heavy bombers have not gone out. Successively, they bombed the Pas de-Calais area. Brunswick, South west and Northwest Germany, and yesterday hit Nazi air bases in Southern France. The bombers and fighters yesterday knocked down 27 enemy planes. A German broadcast declared that "one of the greatest air battles of the war has been raging since 11:30 this morning over Northwest and Central Germany,” extending from the Zuider Zee as far as the Heavel Lakes near Berlin. Tire radio said the air raid alarm sounded in Berlin just before 2 p.m. <8 a.m. Eastern war time). Direct Course to Berlin. The Americans took a direct course to Berlin, the Germans said, and "during their incursion were continually pressed by the strongest forces of German fighter and de stroyer aircraft, and were forced to ever-fresh evasive maneuvers by the fire of hundreds of antiaircraft batteries.” "The attack had been expected by German antiaircraft defenses after the first two American daylight thrusts had failed. Tire United States bombers flew in tight forma tions, protected on both sides by fighters and long-range fighters fly ing at higher altitude,” the Berlin radio continued. "The impression that the greatest possible fighter protection by United States Army,and RAP fighters was given in order to accomplish the thrust to Berlin this time was pre vailing when the formations flew over the western frontier.” Yesterday's operations were exe cuted by strongly escorted forces of Liberators which bombed the Ger man air base at Cognac and other targets in the vicinity of Bergerac. (See RAIDS. Page a-4.i At Least One Killed As Officer Runs Wild Two Wounded on Coast, 2 Others Reported Slain By the Associated Press. RIVERSIDE. Calif., March 6.—At least one person was killed and two critically wounded when an Army officei from nearby Camp Anza ran wild with a .45-caliber pistol last night, police reported early today. Army authorities clamped a cen-^ sorship on the whole affair, but Police Chief Nestor Brule said he had reports that two additional per sons had been killed inside the Army camp. The Army officer, not identified, was reported to have shot and killed a Riverside policeman named Simp son. after having previously seri ously wounded Ray Schliegel, River side, in attempting to commandeer an automobile. The Army officer, a lieutenant, then was shot and critic ally wounded by Policeman E. S. Cole. Riverside police said the Army office;-, after the shooting inside the camp, took a staff car and fled from the post later forcing M. Schliegel off the highway and attempting to; seize his automobile. Military au-i thorities would make no statement.1 Heavy Toll Inflicted on Japs ByYanks' Encircling Movement Gen. Stilwell's Forces Join Chinese In Pincers Around 2,000 Enemy Troops By PRESTON GROVER, Associated Press War Correspondent. NEW DELHI, Mar. 6.—Jun gle-hardened American sold iers—some of them veterans of Guadalcanal and the Southwest Pacific—have gone into action in Burma, the first American ground forces fighting as a unit on the Asiatic continent. The Americans made a great loop ing attack far to the left of Chi nese forces operating in the Hu kawng Valley and have struck the Japanese lines nearly 10 miles be hind their present front lines. The Americans inflicted heavy casualties on the Japanese in cap turing Walawbum. 8 miles south east of Maingkwan, chief village in the valley, by an encircling move ment. Pincers Established. With capture of Walawbum and Maingkwan, which fell to the Chi nese, a Chinese-American pincers has been established around an es timated 2,000 Japanese. These Americans are the only body of American infantry operating in Asia. They began training in India under Brig. Gen. Frank Merrill, adopting methods proved not only Americans Reinforce Los Negros to Meet Expected New Attack Japs Also Building Up Power After Failure to Retake Momoie Airfield By the Associated Press. ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, SOUTHWEST PACIFIC, Mar. 6.— More American troops and sup plies are being poured onto Los Negros Island in the Admiralties, against indications that the Japanese may make another strong attempt to recapture Mo mote Airdrome. Gen. Douglas MacArthur today said mopping up of the island was in progress and additional supplies and reinforcements for the 1st Cav alry Division were constanly being landed. It was reported that the Japs also were renewing their strength afte. Saturday’s costly set back. There was evidence of eastward movement of Japanese troops from the garrison at Lorengau on Manus Island, adjacent to Los Negros Is land on the west, an Allied head quarters spokesman said. This led to the belief that another battle was in the making. 700 Japs Dead Left on Field. Sporadic fighting flared when the Americans came up against enemv groups which survived the fierce battle Friday night and Saturday, when the Japanese hit the cavalry men's defenses around the airdrome again and again without denting the line. In this mightiest effort to retrieve the airfield which fell so easily to the inyaders when they landed Feb ruary 29, the Japanese left more than 700 dead, Gen. MacArthur said. Three thousand Japanese have been killed or wounded since the Handing, Gen. MacArthur said yes terday. American losses were 61 dead and 244 wounded. ivuuaui nenas ip rignters. Allied aircraft bombed Japanese installations west of Momote, with out interception, and American de stroyers shelled islands at the en trance of Seadler Harbor at Loren gau, destroying gun positions. More than 100 Solomons-based Army and Navy planes hit Rabaul, the enemy base in New Britain, Sat urday with 164 tons of explosives, centering their attack on the water front. Damage could not be deter mined because of clouds. There was no interception. A later sweep of Navy Hellcat and Corsair fighters over Rabaul Satur day, however drew up eight Japa nese planes, the first, to oppose Al lied blows at the base since Febru ary 17. The Navy pilots knocked down one enemy plane and probably another, and destroyed or damaged 14 barges and small craft in the bay. Train Stalled in Tunnel Asphyxiates 509 Italians Ey the Associated Press. NAPLES, Mar. 6.—A total of 509 Italian civilians were asphyxiated early Saturday when the freight train on which they had hitched rides stalled in a railway tunnel in Southern Italy. Allied railway officials conducting an investigation said several hun dred civilians apparently had climbed aboard the 45-mr train in the dark ness while it wtU halted at a station before entering the tunnel. Only about 50 of those caught aboard the train when it stalled on a 4 per cent grade in the tunnel escaped with their lives. The rest apparently met a quick death as carbon monoxide generated by the engine spread swiftly through the tunnel. All members of the crew except the fireman were among the dead. in the Southwest Pacific, but by the colorful Brig. O. G. Wingate, who last year made a long-range pene tration into Burma. Gen. Merrill's troops, part of Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell's command, completed their preliminary train ining in Central India and then polished it off in the jungles of Northern Burma. They had their first brush with the Japanese more than a week ago, but not until today’s penetration far behind the Japanese lines was their presence made public. Airfields Attacked. American heavy bombers carried their explosives to a number of Jap anese airfields in Southern Buriha last night, starting fires, while fight ars, fighter-bombers and medium bombers attacked a wide variety of targets in the last three days. Mediums hit Shamo town last night. Fighter and medium bombers, in Northern Burma swept damaged locomotives, freight cars, river craft and camp areas, destroyed a bridge at Kumnyen, heavily damaged a runway at the Shwebo airfield, and demolished several warehouses. Divebombers and fighters attacked enemy positions on all Burma fronts in support of the Allied troops in the last two days. Oil Industry Assails Ickes' Pipeline Plan As 'Fascist Approach' 'White Paper' Sees Postwar Power Politics In Arabia Project B> the Associated Press. An oil industry "white paper” today applied the term "Fascist approach” to Secretary of the Interior Ickes’ plan for a petro leum pipeline across Arabia, and said the project "is a sign post of the new highway of interna tional power politics not yet re vealed to and approved by the Senate of the United States.” The Petroleum Industry War Council, an advisory group created by the Petroleum Administration for War, which Mr. Ickes heads, issued the document. It was prepared by George A. Hill, jr„ of Houston, Tex., council member, who also is a leader in the Independent Petroleum As sociation of America. Mr. Ickes recently announced the Government pipeline project in his capacity as chief of the Petroleum Reserves Cora. The council said the plan to run the 1,000-mile line "through three foreign nations between the Persian Gulf and the eastern end of the Mediterranean” was "an invitation to international incidents rife with germs of another war” and consti tuted "the Fascist approach—the corporative state, with its last for imperialism—the shackling of free American enterprise, not to better serve, but to displace private enter prise, at not only the risk, but with the certainty, of international political involvement.” Asserting there is no Axis owner ship of any oil in the Middle East at this time, the paper said: "This is an interallied postwar dispute in the very midst of the present war.” It was suggested that "if the United States is legitimately con cerned” about the future availability of Middle East oil. there should be a clarification of "what nations are expected to be bound to us as Allies in the next war,” what nations prospectively will participate in col lective security, what world areas this country will be called on to police in the interest of peace and what world bases and supply depots will be required for such a task from an over-all standpoint. Army to Try Three Officers In 'Faulty' Inspecfions Three Army Air Forces officers will be tried April 3 by general court martial at Cincinnati, Ohio, on charges of neglect of duty in connec tion with faulty inspection proced ures at the Wright Aeronautical Plant at Lockland, Ohio, the Army announced today. The officers are Lt. Col. Frank C. Greulich and Maj. Walter A. Rvan, both of Detroit, and Maj. William Bruckmann of Cincinanti. Brig. Gen. Lehman W. Miller will be president of the court martial and Col. Philip J. McCook, a former member of the New York State Su preme Court, will serve as law mem ber. The Government’s case will be presented by Maj. Henry C. Clausen. Severe Winter Drought Strikes English Areas By the Associated Press. LONDON, Mar. 6.—Southern and Eastern England are experiencing their most severe winter drought In more than 25 years and The water shortage has become so acute in some leading dairy counties that the nation’s milk ration may have to be cut further, the Daily Mirror said today. Farmers In some areas are having to cart water for miles because streams which normally run full at this season have dried up and springs have become foul and stag nant. Ukraine Drive Cuts Last Nazi Railway Line Germans Must Divert Southern Traffic Through Rumania (Map on Page A-3.) By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, March 6.—The 1st Ukrainian Army, rolling south west in a new offensive under Marshal Gregory K. Zhukov, ap peared today to have cut the Odessa-Lwow railroad, last im portant German line of commu nication out of Southern Russia. In the third day of their power drive, the Russians were fighting their way into Volochisk. railway junction just east of Tarnopol, Soviet dispatches said. With that railway line neutralized the Ger mans would be forced to divert their southern rail traffic through Ru mania. Zhukov, assistant commander in chief, who took his first command at the front since the battle of Moscow when Gen. Nikolai Vatutin became ill. made a brilliant start in this offensive, aimed at isolating the huge enemy force still standing in Southern Russia as far east as the lower Dnieper River. 12 Nazi Divisions Routed. Twelve Nazi divisions were routed and more than 500 communities lib erated in two days, London dis patches said, quoting a Moscow announcement. Volochisk is 60 miles north of the Rumanian frontier in Southern Poland. Twenty salvos from 224 guns thundered in Moscow in celebration of the new victories, announced bv Premier Stalin in a special order of the day and by two Soviet com muniques. The announcements said at least 6,000 Nazis already have been slain in the push, which cracked German defenses on a 112-mile front and surged forward up to 31 miles. Joining with previously won posi j tions in old Poland, the new line gave the Russians a salient from Dembrovitsi in the north, southwest to Lutsk and then southeast to Belozerka—a line about 165 miles long. ‘’urns /iurim ureaK-inrough. The German communique yester day admitted break-throughs, and a Berlin broadcast said the Russians were attacking with at least 12 to 14 rifle divisons and three tank corps— -more than 200.000 men. The Soviet bulletin also announced that far to the north, where the Red Army has established a bridge head across the Narova River in Estonia south of Narva, the Russians improved their positions. The com munique made no mention of the fighting as Pskov, gateway to the Baltics, where the Russians last were reported five miles north and east of the rail center. Moscow also reported that Russian torpedo and attack planes had sunk two transports, aggregating 14.000 tons, and a 700-ton mine-sweeper in attacks on a German convoy in the Barents Sea and had damaged a 7,000-ton transport. The sea route is one which the Nazis could use either in withdrawing or reinforcing their divisions in Northern Finland. 14 Big Towns Liberated. The great Ukrainian drive, the communique said, liberated 14 large [towns as the Russians advanced isouthwestward from the Shepetovka [area—the southern side of their i westernmost salient into old Poland. Advancing southward, the Russians swept down on the railroad from Shepetovka and Vishgorodok, 21 miles northeast of Ternapl. The bulletin said a heavy battle j was fought for the town of Belogo [rodka, 24 miles southwest of Shepe tovka, but Soviet tankmen, assisted i by infantry, antitank riflemen and artillery, finally overwhelmed the ; Nazis. "The enemy suffered enormous losses in manpower and equipment I in all sectors of the front,” the communique said. “An enormous 'amount of war material was cap itured and shattered enemy divisions I abandoned their artillery, ammuri | tion dumps and war material ir. their retreat.” Argentine Professor Dies Scaling Mountain ! By the Associated Press. MENDOZA, Argentina, Mar. 6.—A searching party said yesterday it had found the body of Prof. Walter Schiller of La Plata University, one of four persons lost trying to scale 22.834-foot Mount Aconcagua. Variation on Noah's Experiment Pentagon Operating At Loss of $3,150,454 Annually, Engel Says Contention That Building Will Soon Pay for Itself Challenged By DON S. WARREN. Continuing his campaign against “outrageous waste” of tax funds in the Pentagon de velopment. Representative En gel, Republican, of Michigan to day flung a new set of almost astronomical cost figures at War Department officials, contending the buildirg is being operated at a net loss of $3,150,454 a year. After lining up a staggering array of statistics based on reports from official sources. Mr. Engel also came up with the conclusion that at the end of a 50-year period the aggre gate bill will have run up to $232, 522 700. Today's chapter of Mr. Engel’s investigation—there is another to come on land acquisition—was a challenge of the recent statement from the Press Relations Division of the War Department that the building would "pay for itself” with in a short period of years, by reason of saving expenses for other build ings. Press Division Assailed. In his statement, which was to be presented to the House today, Mr. Engel does not let the Press Rela tions Division rest there, but de mands that "the officers issuing that statement should be relieved front duty and relegated to private life to prevent them from sending out similar misinformation to the public in the future." "In the face of the facts," he con tinued, "the statement certainly was inexcusable. It was either issued with the deliberate intention of mis leading the public and giving misin formation to the people, or those issuing it made no attempt to ascer tain the facts in the case. In either case the officers issuing that state ment should be relieved from duty." While admitting that he was not a certified public accountant and had “no training along those lines,” Mr. Engel delved into a mass of War Department reports on operation costs, depreciation, insurance, bond financing, etc., that would intrigue an income tax expert, to arrive at these conclusions: That while in 1939 the Govern ment rented, in Washington. 3.664. 716 net square feet of office space at an average of 94 cents per square foot, and while it was testified by a Government spokesman before the House Deficiency War Appropria tions Subcommittee July 22. 1941. that Pentagon’s costs would be $1.25 per square foot a year, reports show the costs run to $2.20. Operating Costs Estimated. That the total operating cost of the Pentagon for 1943 w;as $3,823, 236„ interest on $75,000,000 worth of bonds (considering bond sale reve nues as the source of financing the Pentagon construction) w'ould amount to $2,175,000 a year, a 2 per cent depreciation allowance on the building and its utilities i though he insisted the life of utilities would not be as long as 50 years) would add another $1,240,919 a year. That, under this calculation, the total operating cost and carrying charge for the building would be $7,239,255 a year, from which Mr. Engel deducts $4,088,801 as a "fair appraisal ’ of the rental costs of (See PENTAGON, Page A^47) WMC Rejects 154 of 205 Pleas For D. C. Employe Deferments The War Manpower Commission’s committee on deferments of Gov ernment employes has rejected 154 out of 205 applications of the Dis trict government for deferment of pre-Pearl Harbor fathers. Budget Oflfcer Walter L. Fowler, head of the agency committee for deferments in the District govern ment, said today a reconsideration would be asked on the basis of “es sential positions,’’ regardless of mar ital status. Only 37 deferments were approved, while 2 were approved for 60 days and 12 for 90 days. Among those rejected were such positions as as sistant, corporation counsel, recrea tion directors, fire alarm operators, health and physical education in structors, teachers, X-ray techni cians, draftsmen and junior engi neers and a number of police and firemen with less than one year’s service. On the other hand, the WMC did uphold deferments for 27 police and 7 firemen with less than a year’s service.' Three other pre-Pearl Har bor father applications vyere for a civil engineer inspector in the Sewer Department, one machinist in the Highway Department and one as sistant superintendent of fire alarm headquarters. Three Boys, Two Girls Die in Train-Auto Crash By the Associated Press. BRIDGEPORT, Ind„ Mar. 6 — Three boys and two girls were in jured fatally as a train struck their stalled automobile on the Pennsyl vania Railroad tracks here last night. The dead were Mildred Schutte, 17; Nancy Sering, 17; Harley F. Als man, 16: Robert Kershaw, 19, and Hughey Hughes, 17. All except Ker shaw were pupils at nearby Ben Davis High School. Miss Schutte died today. The others died in the accident. Pvt. Clarence M. Alsman. 18: Har ley’s brother, home on convalescent furlough, was injured. The bodies were strewn along the tracks for about 200 feet. Cathedral Handyman Indicted on 6 Counts In Reardon Slaying Speedy Action Taken By Grand Jury in Librarian's Death Acting with unusual speed, a District grand jury today in dicted Julius Fisher, colored, 31-year-old handyman at Wash ington Cathedral, on six counts charging first-degree murder in the slaying of Miss Catherine Cooper Reardon, 37, assistant librarian of the Cathedral. Miss Reardon's body was found last Thursday morning in a pit below the basement room where she worked. Fisher, arrested that night, signed a confession saying he had killed her around noon Wednesday, according to Ma.i. Edward J. Kelly, superintendent of police. After confessing. Fisher took de tectives to his room and gave them a William and Mary college ring, set with a garnet, which'he said he [had taken from the librarian’s [finger. He was arraigned before United States Commissioner Need 1 ham C. Turnage Friday and later in the day was held for the grand jury by a coroner’s jury. The first three of the counts on which Fisher was indicted charge him with three methods of murder, respectively: By choking and [strangling Miss Reardon, by hitting her with a piece of wood and caus ing fracture of her skull, and by hitting her with a piece of w'ood | and thus causing her to strike her head against a sharp object, result ing in a fracture of her skull. The fourth, fifth and sixth charges [repeat these same methods of mur der. but allege that they were em [ ployed in connection with the act of robbing. ine charges were presented to the grand jury by Sylvan Schwartz, as sistant United States district attor ; ney. Fisher will be tried on the six ’charges before Chief Justice Ed i ward C. Eicher of District Court. Observers here pointed out that jonly five days had elapsed between | the finding of Miss Reardon’s body | and the indictment of her killer. 30 to 50 Planes Destroyed In Allied Raid on Hainan B' the Associated Press. CHUNGKING, Mar. 6.—American Mitchells of the 14th Air Force, es i corted by fighters, destroyed from 30 | to 50 enemy aircraft in the air and on the ground in a raid on Kingshan airdrome in the northern part of Hainan Island Saturday, a commu nique from Lt, Gen. Joseph W Stilwell’s headquarters said today. The Mitchells also struck the air drome at Chengmai in Northern Thailand today and destroyed eight twin-engined and one single-engined aircraft on the ground. Fighter pilots of the Chinese American ving claimed 13 Japanese planes definitely shot down in the raid on Hainan while American pilots were credited with four, be sides a number damaged. Other Mitchells on a Lightning escorted sweep up the Yangtze River sank a freighter and a tanker and shot down four more Japanese fighters. Japanese airmen bombed an ad vanced American airdrome near Suichuan, the communique said. One Allied plane was lost in all the op erations. Senators Give Daniels Another Chance to Answer Questions Subcommittee Holds Charges in Abeyance as He Decides to Talk A Senate Agriculture subcom mittee voted today to hold in abeyance contempt proceedings it had recommended against Jon athan Daniels, administrative aide to President Roosevelt, in view of Mr. Daniels’ decision Saturday night to appear and answer questions in the investi gation of the Rural Electrifica tion Administration. Chairman Smith of the Agricul ture Committee announced that Mr Daniels would be called before the subcommittee at 10:30 a m. tomor row and given an opportunity tc answer questions he refused tc answer a week ago. in connection with the reported efforts to induce Harry Slattery to resign as REA ad ministrator. Senator Smith denied vigorously that there was any intention to em barrass President Roosevelt, declar ing no reference had ever been made to the President. He said he wanted it clearly understood that the only issue the subcommittee is concerned with was how the REA is adminis tered by Mr. Slattery and whether it would function better as an inde \ pendent agency than under the Agriculture Department. He pointed out that the agency was created by Congress and its funds appropriated by Congress. Mr. Slattery had told the subcom mittee he was called to the White House by Mr. Daniels last month and asked to resign, but that he refused to sign a letter. When Mr. Daniels was summoned and asked about this testimony, he refused to comment, contending hie work for the President was confi dential and that his testimony would not be in the public interest After the subcommittee had voted Saturday to recommend that Mr Daniels be brought before the Sen ate to answer contempt charges, the White House aide wrote Chairmar Smith a letter explaining that Mr Roosevelt had no objection to his testifying and that the President himself would be willing to confei with the committee at any time. Senator Smith said Mr. Daniels' action constituted a clear-cut con gressional victory over the executive branch of the Government. "A question arose as to whether we had the power to compel a wit ness to testify." Senator Smith said. "We found we had." Man Kills Self in Car In Rock Creek Park Lawrence H. Richards. 37. of 3321 Connecticut avenue N.W. was found dead early today in his automobile in Rock Creek Park with a bullet wound in his head and loaded revolver lying nearby. Mr. Richards was the proprietor of Lang's Cleaners, at the same address, according to Kenneth D Ewing, assistant manager. John A. Shea, 1304 Bryant street I N.E., a Park Service employe, found | the body. He told police he saw Mr. Richards sprawled over the wheel of his convertible coupe parked on Ross road, near Oregon avenue N.W., shortly before 8:30 a.m Mr Ewing said Mr. Richards had been in extremely poor health for several months. A suicide certifi cate was issued by the coroner. Soldier Who Escaped Courthouse Caught One of the three men who escaped from the cell block of District Court Friday has been arrested, the FBI announced today. He is Robert H. McKinney, 24 a soldier, who had pleaded guilty to transporting a stolen automobile across State lines. He was re arrekted last night in Wheeling W. Va., according to FBI headquar ters. Inspector Robert J. Barrett, chiel of detectives, said his men are still looking for the two colored men Edward C. Ware, 21, and Cecil Diggs 31, who escaped with McKinney Each had pleaded not guilty t< burglary charges. 'Miller Denied Bail Extension, Sent to Jail Pleads Not Guilty at . Arraignment; Trial Set for May 15 (Picture on Page A-4.) Robert I. Miller, accused slayer of Dr. John E. Lind, was com mitted to District Jail today after Justice Ben Moore of West Virginia refused to continue his $15,000 bond. The date of trial was set for May 15. Arraigned before- Justice Moore, Miller pleaded not guilty in a strong voice, while his wife, who had diffi culty finding a seat in the crowded courtroom, covered her eyes. In a 45-mniute argument over continuance of bond. Defense Attor ney H. Mason Welch attacked “vile remarks in the newspapers” and brought in the names of the late Justice Wendell p. Stafford, as well as Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher and Justice F. Dickinson Letts, to back up his contention that Miller was a respected citizen whose con tinuance on bond would do no harm to the community. Assails Newspapers. “I’ve seen rather vile remarks in the newspapers,” Mr. Welch said. “The newspapers have chosen to say that this court and the district at-, tomey’s office are afraid to crack down on Bob Miller. What do they mean crack down? It’s not a ques tion of cracking down, it’s a mat ter of the administration of jus tice.’ Rising to protest as soon as As sistant United States Attorney Charles B. Murray recommended that Miller be .committed to jail, Mr. Welch spoke first of the “kindly, learned, dignified, conservative Jus tice Stafford.” He said a picture of Justice Stafford on the wall of Miller’s law office is inscribed with a reference to Miller's geniality and generosity. Mr. Welch pointed out that Justice Moore came “from abroad” and didn't know' the defendant per sonally as did all the judges in this jurisdiction. He pointed out that both Justices Letts and Eicher had allowed Miller to continue on bond, “There's no law against it,” Mr, Welch pleaded. "There's policy, but what is policy except the judgment ! as it is given to those in adminis trative office to decide, case for case, what should be done.” Cites Case in 1936. Mr. Welch argued that until “this unfortunate event” Miller had never harmed any one, and he added that the circumstances which precipi tated the slaying "seldom occur twice in any life " He apparently referred to the alleged relationship between the slain psychiatrist and Mrs. Miller. When Justice Moore interrupted to ask Mr. Welch to cite precedent for permitting bond after a first degree murder indictment in this jurisdiction. Mr. Welch cited the Stanton case in 1936. Donald K. Stanton. jr„ who pleaded self-defense to a first degree murder charge, remained at liberty under $5,000 from October 9, 1936, a few days after he was or dered held by a coroner's jury, until March. 1938. when he was con victed of second-degree murder and ; sentenced to life imprisonment for | the slaying of Ray E. Childress. The defense attorney added, how ever. that precedent was not a very accurate guide, since in 90 per cent of the cases the defendants were not in a position to make bond, many of them have known criminal records, and they are not usually people who are well established in : the community. Before deciding to_jcetnmit Miller to jail. Justice Moore asked what facilities were available at the jail to give Miller medical attention. Miller’s health had been responsible for delaying the arraignment. Justice Moore w;as informed by Mr. Murray that the practice is to i transfer prisoners in need of medical attention to Gallinger Hospital, where they are kept under police guard. The justice then announced he felt this was not a case in wihich precedent should be established for allowing bail. He added that “the so-called precedent" was not analo gous. and pointed out that Miller could be suitably cared for at the jail. Taken to Jail in Private Car. Miller was taken to the jail in a private car, although the customary procedure is to carry prisoners in the marshal's van. E. A. Green, jail superintendent, said Miller would be given a med ical examination, usual procedure at the jail, and if his condition war rants it, will be lodged in the jail’s infirmary. He said Miller will not go to Gallinger unless he requires an operation. Justice Moore, it is now apparent, will hear the case, since he set the ! date of trial for his own return from j West Virginia. It has been reported that the judges in this jurisdiction would prefer not to hear the case. Miller came to court directly from Garfield Hospital, where he had been a patient since Friday morn | mg. He was accompanied by his wife and his older brother. Fred [Miller. While Mrs. Miller tried to find a seat. Miller walked through the courtroom alone to the drinking fountain, took a drink and then strolled over to the counsel table, where he pulled out a pamphlet on ; methods of voting by members of | the armed forces, which he glanced I through until Justice Moore entered the courtroom. As he walked briskly through the ‘District Court corridor to the court i room, lawyers and court attaches ; who crowded the corridor reached i out several times to shake hands ! with him and wish him luck. Bulgarian Peace Bid Denied STOCKHOLM, Mar. 6 (iPh—A Sofia dispatch to the Swedish press today quoted official quarters as [denying foreign reports that Bul garia was seeking a way to quit tha I war.