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Military or Economic Pressure by U. S. BS the Associated Press. Robert Brennan, Irish Minister in Washington, doesn't believe the United States will put military or economic pressure behind its re quest to Eire to abandon neutrality and expel Axis diplomats. “The State Department has been most friendly.” he said yesterday, despite Eire's rejection of the American request. Mr. Brennan denied reports that Premier Eamon de Valera had in structed him to obtain assurances that the American Government does not contemplate any military measure against Eire. He said President Roosevelt’s “no invasion” promise of 1942 was reaffirmed when the Irish Min ister called at the State Depart ment shortly after David Gray. American Minister to Dublin, de livered the American note last week. At that time, Mr. Brennan said, he was told neither military nor "other measures” would be taken to put pressure on Eire. Mr. Brennan said the Irish are anxious to preserve their neutrality as the outward sign of the coun try's independence. Ireland would like to be at the peace table, he said, since the par tition of the country’ into Southern and Northern Ireland “is a very sore spot with us,” but the subject has not been advanced officially. Malone Urges Eire To Oust Axis Agents By the Associated Press. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Mar. 13.—Dudley Field Malone, prominent Irish-American attorney of New York and California, said he cabled Prime Minister Eamon de Valera of Eire yesterday, urging him to drive “the German and Japanese diplomats and spies" out of Dublin. Mr. Malone’s message said in part: "Dear Mr. Prime Minister, you may remember that when you were in exile here, Frank p. Walsh and I toured this country three times with you for the freedom of the self determination of the Irish people. “You well know that it was the aid of American citizens of Irish blood who helped to achieve that freedom. “Mr. Prime Minister, you are a gallant leader for Irish freedom, but it is now high time that you drove out of Dublin the Germans and Japanese diplomats and spies who are a desecration in the pres ence of St. Patrick’s Day to College Green and to the Easter Sunday martyrs who died for the same kind of freedom for which your friends | of America are now fighting.” Mr. Malone was Assistant Secre tary of State under President < Wilson. , lire i f Continued From First Page.) ; tween Eire and Northern Ireland, 1 the_ London Daily Herald said police 1 had instituted a drastic comb-out 8 among the 30.000 Eire workers who c have obtained resident permits in * Northern Ireland since the war s started. Dublin newspapers printed the travel announcement without com ment. There was no immediate of- . ficial reaction, but some is expected when the Dail meets tomorrow. 8 “There seems to be no wavering * in support of neutrality and of De Valera’s stand,” the Associated Press ' Dublin correspondent reported. “The answer to all my questions was, ‘We knew neutrality and all it implies 1 meant sacrifice.’” Police Guard Legation. This correspondent said police were on guard at the German Lega tion in Dublin and allowing no one to loiter around the building. Eduard Hempel, the German Minister, lives with his wife and five children near Queenstown. Prime Minister Curtin of Aus tralia was quoted today in an Asso ciated Press dispatch from Canberra as announcing that Eire had asked Australia to intervene and secure withdrawal of the American note. "We said quite definitely Australia was in accord with the American re quest and hoped the Eire govern ment would see its way clear to agree,” Mr. Curtin added. The travel order applies to both civilians and military' personnel. The announcement said that here after permits would be granted only for “business or work of urgent na tional importance” after full gov ernment investigation. Workers Directly Affected. “The government,” the order said, “are confident that the public will understand that military coasidera tions which require the imposition of these restrictions are at present of paramount importance and will accept them and the hardships necessarily entailed with good will 1 as part of their contribution to the supreme effort of the war that is to ' come." * Mast directly affected by the order were thousands of Eire natives who work in Britain's factories and those > In her military forces. It will be | . virtually impossible for any of these ( to visit home until the restrictions ■ are lifted. An end also will be brought to the practice, common among both ' military and civilian personnel, of spending short holidays in Eire to ! enjoy luxuries only dreamed of in rationed Britain. Dorothy Thompson Named To Head Freedom House B' the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Mar. 13.—Dorothy ! Thompson, columnist and commen tator, has been elected president of Freedom House, the Board of Direc tors of the organization announced , yesterday. Miss Thompson succeeded Herbert Agar, now' on leave of absence serv ing in London as first special assist- ‘ ant to Ambassador Winant. The or- , ganlzation with world freedom as ‘ its announced goal, lists Wendell L. Willkie and tither prominent Americans among itr membership. The announcement said that Ul ric Bell, former deputy director of the Office of War Information, had been invited to serve as national director of Freedom House to co ordinate national activities from his office in Los Angeles. Rumanian Bid Reported LONDON, Mar. 13 «/*>).—Prince Barbu Stirbey, a 74-year-old Ru manian politician, has arrived in Istanbul from Bucharest and is re ported without confirmation to have approached the Allies for peace terms, Reuters said last night in a dispatch from Ankara. 1 k i Visiting Nurses Bring Aid To Woman Houseboat Patient ‘ Mrs. Virginia Osborne, executive director of the Alexandria Visiting Nurse Service, shown entering a houseboat on the Potomac River on one of her regular visits to give nursing care to its bedridden occupant, Mrs. Ruth Bowen.—Star Staff Photo. By HELEN RAU. The spot map in the office of the Alexandria Visiting Nurse Service shows a pink dot in the Potomac River, representing a tubercular pa rent under the service’s care. But the location was puzzling until a visit to the patient was made with Mrs. Virginia Osborne, executive di rector of the organization. Following one of the city’s streets i toward the river, across the rail road tracks and into the yard of a river-front fertilizer plant, Mrs. Os jorne parked her car by one of the :ompany's sheds, and picked her svay several “blocks” over mounds if sand waste from the plant, and iriftwood to the planks which led ’rom the shore to a two-room house- : >oat In a bed in the main room of the louse boat lay the patient, Mrs. Ruth j Bowen. 35, eagerly awaiting Mrs. Dsborne's visit. Tuesdays and Fri iays, the days the nurse comes, are he high spots in Mrs. Bowen’s life, 'or almost no one else visits the louseboat where she has been liv ng, weak and bedridden, for many nonths. A pan of water was set on the -mall iron stove, used for heating md cooking, and the scrubbed ffoor ,nd neat room were testimony to the mportance of ,the occasion. Until several months ago, Mrs. Jowen was able to live with rela ives. She then went to Alexandria to sk for shelter from Howard Hardy, 65-year-old friend wrho lived alone; n the houseboat and supported! imself by doing odd jobs along the; hore. - I Deserter (Continued From First Page.! xplained, because she thought he tad departed through a trap door. The “foxhole” in which Collins vas found hiding seven or bight lours after the authorities* first dsit to the apartment, is a 3-foot ieep space under the floor inclosing ilumbing pipes, extending the full ength of the building. It is entered MRS. DORIS ELIZABETH BENDER. —Star Staff Photo. hrough a trapdoor from a clothes :lo.set. She said she had known Collins, thorn she described as a friend of ler husband, about two years. Borrowed Her Car. She said he came to her house j fhursday afternoon and asked to >orrow her automobile, explaining j hat he was on furlough visiting his amily here before going overseas.1 Collins returned the car that eve- j ling and. according to Mrs. Bender, lad been in the house about 15 min ttes when the authorities came. “Going to the trapdoor, he told ne to say nothing and declared he vas leaving,” Mrs. Bender said. “I old the police he wasn't here be :ause they all had big guns and for 'ear they would harm my two little ihildren.” Collins evidently learned of the rit when he visited her family two veeks ago. Mrs. Bender explained.1 She said that at that time she had :old her children unless they be raved she would “put them in the iole.’’ The MP’s returned at 3 a m. Fri iay. At 8 a m. Sergt Blick and two lides appeared, and on the strength )f a “tip” examined the storage pace. Collins refused to come out, police .aid, until they lighted newspapers md threw them into the pit to moke him out. Mrs. Bender has two children, 3arbara, 4, and Phillip Patrick, 7 nonths. A native of Washington, he attended St. Joseph’s of Notre Dame School here, and for a time if ter her marriage, operated a power WATCH REPAIRING Clock strap* All Work Repairing Guaranteed Watch Crystals, 45c WAHC'C DIAMONDS J WATCHES *» 1A 17th It. N.w. JEWELRY Mr. Hardy took her in, and since that time has been devoting his time to caring for her, refusing any job that would keep him away too long, and buying their meager sup plies with the little money given to Mrs. Bowen by a relative. Although her case is known to the City Health Department and the Alexandria Tuberculosis Association, there is no room for her in a sana torium and little that can be done but make her comfortable. Mrs. Osborne has supplemented the flour-sacking sheets and pillow cases with some linens from her own home, and brings Mrs. Bowen maga zines to read when she feels strong enough. Mr. Hardy washes the bed linen and keeps the houseboat clean, all with water he must carry in buckets from the fertilizer plant. He carries all supplies by the same route, and if his return finds the tide in he rows out to the houseboat in a skiff. When it rains the roof leaks and pans catch the drips. Driftwood feeds the stove, which manages to keep the small shelter warm even in cold W’eather, but the wind and high tides rock the houseboat so much that Mrs. Osborne said she often feel* the need ot "sea legs" when caring Tor the patient. Mrs. Bowen was eager to talk while the nurse was getting things in order. She tried to express her jratitude for what the visiting nurses do for her, and said she felt that if other people could read her story they would understand the work the nurses do. bringing all the help and gomfort they are able ,to sick people. press for the Treasury Department. Her husband, Phillip, has two brothers in the maritime service, one of whom returned to Washing ton last night from a trip across the Atlantic. . P. Testifies. At Mi ender’s arraignment to day, before the proceedings were halted by Commissioner Turn age, Pvt. John tV. Gillespie of the military police told;of three trips he made to Mrs. Bender's house in an effort to apprehend?. Collins. Pvt. Gillespie said he accidentally discovered the trapdoor on his final search of the house. Pvt. Gillespie admitted the mili tary police had no warrant. He said Mrs. Bender allowed them to enter. Mrs. Bender appeared calm throughout the hearing. She was released on $500 bond pending the March 23 hearing. Amount of the bond was reduced from $1,000 after her attorney pointed out she has two small children, one of whom is ill. Red Cross aeroclubs and camp clubs are located right in camps and airfields. They occupy several rooms in a Nisson hut, barracks, or tent and provide snack bars, reading and writing rooms and games. Woshington 9 Building H 15th and H N. Y. Ave. ■ Thit It the m Tempting n Special 1| Luncheon 9 i°r i Wednesday I —and it'll he as MB enjoyable as i t ¥# promises^ Served from 11:30 9; to 3. Music by if Sacha and Cher- M kos«ky. |St Dine mid K Dance 0 Dinner Music IS1 Johnny Robb and jig! the Mad rillonians k Plat ing from 7:30. Ijw I be Madrillonians HI and Fchavarras’ Ua | Trio play for un- 19 interrupted Dane- Qfj |ing from 9:30 to B Woman Says Maghan Hit Her Car, Drove Through Red Light Testifying today before a civilan board of inquiry that Policeman Robert J. Maghan, jr„ had rolled his car back, striking her car, and then had proceeded through a pedes trian safety zone and a red light last December 5. Miss Juliet Bridwell, a waitress, stated it was her opinion he was intoxicated at the time. The policeman is being tried on charges of being so intoxicated he was unfit to perform his duties as a policeman. Three civilians com pose the board of inquiry. Miss BridweH, a surprise witness, said she was driving her car on M street N.W. near Key Bridge en route from work to her home in Falls Church, Va. While waiting for a red light, she continued, a car operated by Maghan rolled back ward, hitting her car, and then continued through the red light and safety zone before stopping before a furniture store. She identified Maghan before the board as the driver of the car. After this incident, she testified, she approached Maghan's car to speak to him about the accident, but ‘‘could see that he was drunk.” She said he didn’t reply and she then reported the matter to a “policeman,” who was identified in other testimony as a building guard. Questioned by Maghan’s counsel, James J. Laughlin, regarding her statement that the policeman was drunk. Miss Bridewell was asked if she had seen him walk at the time. She replied that he walked about 35 feet. Tire “policeman" to whom Miss Bridwell said she reported the ac cident was identified in a statement by Fred J. Icenhower. assistant cor poration counsel prosecuting Mag han, as Donald C. Edens. 23. of 612 Eighth street S.W., a watchman at the May Hardware Co. Mr. Icenhower said that after the complaint Mr. Edens called a scout car and was told by the officers who responded that they would handle the case. He said Maghan was taken to a police station and brought be fore Lt. Earl P. Hartman, who later brought intoxication charges against Maghan. Paul B. Cromelin is chairman of the civilian hearing board, which includes Henry I. Quinn, attorney, and Fred A. Smith, real estate dealer. 888 Measles Cases Reported in Baltimore BALTIMORE, Mar. 13. — The Baltimore City Health Department, reporting that seven children have died cf measles in 1944, said yester day that 888 cases of the disease were recorded last^eek compared to 69 for the week of January 7. Dr. J. Wilfred Davis, director of the Bureau of Communicable dis eases of the Health Department, said 3,000 cases of measles had been reported since January 1, and urged the city’s 1,200 physicians to co-operate in halting the spread of the disease. Court Hears Reargument 1 On Indictment of 30 in Plot Demurrers attacking the validity of the indictment of 30 persons here on January 3 on a charge of con spiracy to set up a Nazi form of gov ernment in this country were being reargued today in District Court be fore Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher. At least one demurrer which Jus tice Eicher previously had overruled was among those to be argued fur ther. Arguments also were slated on a bill of particulars filed recently by the Government, outlining details in connection with the indictment and alleged conspiracy. O. John Rogge, special assistant to the Attorney General, said he hoped arguments would be com pleted today. Some time ago, March 20 was set as the tentative date for trial of the 30 persons, but today it appeared uncertain when the trial will get under way. Woman Found Dying In Gas-Filled Kitchen Miss Ruth Virginia Gibson, 39. of 736 Fifth street N.E. was pronounced dead on arrival at Casualty Hospital today after being discovered uncon scious in the gas-filled kitchen of her apartment. Jennings Thomas, Stanley Mullins and Charles Wood, residents in the same apartment building, discovered the woman while investigating the odor of gas. They told police one unlighted stove burner was turned on. Chile Seizes Ex-Employe Of Nazi Embassy as Spy By the Associated Press. SANTIAGO. Chile, Mar. 13.—Else Von Flaten,' former employe of the German Embassy, has been arrested on an espionage charge, govern ment authorities announced today. Police said they found many espionage papers, including instruc tions to spies in Chile, in her pos session. Two other arrests of Germans on espidnage charges were announced yesterday. Juan Moller was seized along with a radio transmitter found in his home, and Maximo Kutzner was arrested at Valparaiso with $9,000 in bills on his person. As a result of Kutzner's statements five other persons were seized, and Juan Westermeyer, a physician at the military hospital, was suspended by the minister of defense. Miss Ryan to Speak Miss Coletta Ryan, who has'been Red Cross director in the South Pacific area for 18 months, will de scribe her experiences to the tenants of Dorchester House. 2480 Sixteenth street N.W., tonight. She helped organize Red Cross clubs in New Caledonia. New Zealand, Fiji Islands, Guadalcanal and Esperito Santo. She is leaving Washington soon on a Red Cross speaking tour French merchant, marines are wearing knitted garments distributed by the Red Cross in North Africa. Mrs. John P. Sousa, March King's Widow, Dies in New York al 81 Mrs. John Philip Sousa, 81, widow of the March King, died Saturday in her New York City apartment after a brief illness, it was learned here today. Funeral services will be held here at 3:30 pm. Wednesday at Christ Episcopal Church, 620 O street SJB., of which Mr. Sousa was a lifelong member. Burial will be in Con gessional Cemetery by the side of her husband. Mrs. Sousa, the former Jan Van M. Beilis of Philadelphia, met Mr. Sousa in that city in 1879. She was an amateur singer appearing with a company of which he was director. He said, "She was quite the loveliest little girl I had ever seen.” They were married the next year, when she was 17. For many years they lived in Washington, where Mr. Sousa was born and where he directed tha Marine Band. He died on March 6, 1932. after gaining wide fame for his compositions and as director of the Marine Band. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hamilton Abert and Miss Jane P. Sousa, both of New York, A nephew, Osmond L. Varela, lives here. - k. . : • "Sure, we're all short of help these days — and I may need a little more time, but you can depend on me to do these jobs carefully:* Fresh oil —that’s most important right now to save your engine from exces - sive, life-shortening wear. Verified Lubrication for your chassis is a must, too. Every moving part, every _ place where metal rubs against metal, needs the right lubrication to keep it from wearing out! Tires should be checked right away... - maybe switched for longer life. T he battery needs looking over, per - haps given a full charge. The radiator ought to be drained, all the -- sediment flushed out. Transmission and differential need -— checking, too. 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