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Part of Statements In Trial of Maghan Two signed statements concern ing the condition of Policeman Robert J. Maghan, jr„ at the time of his arrest last December on a charge of drunkenness were re pudiated in part yesterday by wit nesses testifying before the special civilian trial board hearing the case at Municipal Center. Policeman Linwood S. Jones, last witness to take the stand at the afternoon session, told the board there was an odor of liquor in Mag han’s car when he arrested the sus 'pfended policeman, but that he did not smell it on his breath. He said he found two whisky bottles in the car and that Maghan, in his opin ion, was drunk. Mr. Jones identified the original copy of a statement he wrote in longhand at the seventh precinct after Maghan was arrested, but under questioning by Defense Coun sel James J. Laughlin said a carbon copy of the statement appeared to have been altered. He said the last paragraph of the original state ment was omitted entirely. Can’t Understand Two Points. Patrolman Jones was unable to ; explain why Sergt. J. c. Pipkin's name appeared on the police blot ter as the arresting officer when he, Jones, had placed Maghan un der arrest, or why Maghan was not booked until 8:10 a.m., although he .was taken to the station house be tween 6:30 and 7 a.m. Under cross-examination by At torney Laughlin, Mr. Jones said he had received an efficiency rating of i 01 since he testified against Maghan tin Municipal Court where the sus pended policeman was cleared of *the drunkenness charge. In response to Mr. Laughlin’s question whether he hadn’t received a higher efficien cy rating because of his work in the • Case, Mr. Jones said he didn’t know, as it was the first rating he had been given since joining the depart ment seven and a half years ago. ' Louis Elze. night manager of a .hamburger shop in the 3300 block jof M street N.W., who had been a •Government witness in the proceed ings against Maghan, threw the •hearing into an uproar by denying •the part of a written statement ^bearing his signature that Maghan was under the influence of liquor. < Was In Argumentative Mood. * Assistant Corporation Counsel Pred J. Icenhower at that point re quested the extraordinary privilege i>f cross-examining his own witness Sind in the ensuing testimony Mr. Elze made numerous confusing statements. The witness protested £hat he was sick the morning Ma ffhan came into the hamburger shop pnd demanded a "double hamburg” «nd paid little attention to him be cause he wanted to avoid any argu ments. | Mr. Elze declared he didn’t say Maghan was drunk but admitted he was in an argumentative mood. The Witness’ inability to answer direct questions propounded by both at torneys and members of the board, finally provoked the remark from Henry I. Quinn, a board member, that “you can’t be that dull, you understand the question.” i Sitting with Mr. Quinn were Paul H. Cromelin. chairpiap, former president of the District Bar Asso ciation, and Fred A. Smith, past president of the Washington Board Of tTrade. The trio was chosen to jheAr the case after Mr. Laughlin protested that his client could not receive a fair trial from a board composed of police officers. Donald C. Edens, formerly a de fense guard at Key Bridge, who; made the complaint against Ma ghan, testified earlier that he saw the defendant on December 5 and that the latter was intoxicated. He also testified there was a whisky bottle imMaghan's car. Offered to Drive Car. He said he offered to drive the; policeman to a parking lot, thinking he would "sleep it off.” When he saw Maghan make a move to drive off, however, he said, he called the police. The witness also testified he had j tried to get a job in tho Police De partment, but had failed the exami nation twice. He said he had written a penciled statement for Lt.' Earl Hartman of the seventh precinct which had been copied at the station house. Asked by Mr. Laughlin to spell three words in an alleged copy of the statement introduced by Mr. Icen hower, he spelled two correctly, but failed on the third, "prosecute.” Miss Juliet Bridwell, who testified1 that Maghan backed his car into hers and then firove through two' red lights and a safety zone shortly I before his arrest, is to be recalled1 for cross-examination at Mr. Laugh lin’s request when the hearing is resumed at 9:30 a m. Wednesday. Navy <Continued From First Page.! plane losses have totaled 600, com pared with 45 for the Navy. Mr. Knox said several factors, have contributed to the lop-sided score. One is that the enemy has been caught repeatedly with large numbers of his aircraft on the ground. Approximately 253 of the 600 Jap planes were destroyed by bombing and strafing before they could get into the air. It was disclosed that during the February 22 attack on Saipan in the Marianas, a reinforcement of fresh planes was destroyed on the ground and never got into the battle. This group consisted of 15 twin-engined “Betty” type torpedo planes and ap proximately 30 Zero fighters. They arrived after the carrier task force had struck and apparently the Japs believed the raid was over. They parked the fresh reinforcement group on the runway. But the American aviators again took off from their carriers in their second attack and caught and smashed this group on the runway. Altogether, 87 Japanese aircraft were destroyed on the ground at Saipan, despite the fact that the Japanese had more than a half a day's warning of the impending at tack. At Truk, 74 Jap planes were destroyed on the ground and in the Gilberts and Marshalls campaigns at least 92 were wiped out in this way. Japs I'se Many Barges. | Mr. Knox had on his desk this • morning a number of models of dif ferent types of barges which the Japanese have been forced to use ,ln an effort to reinforce their posi tions in the Southwest Pacific, as well as to keep those already there supplied with food and munitions He explained that these were be ing used largely because of the shortage of transports. However, he said that ou^ planes. PT boats •nd destroyers were special enemies of this type of craft and to date GERMAN AIR BASE IN NETHERLANDS BOMBED—Smoke rises from the German fighter and bomber base at Leeuwarden, the Netherlands, during an attack by United States Air Force bomb ers last month. Biggest smoke column marks what apparently had been a fuel dump and smaller puffs of smoke rise from a plane dispersal area. _A. P. Wirephoto. well over 1,150 have been destroyed. He said the Japs had lost a con siderable number of their soldiers and sailors in these sinkings. Discussing operations in the Sol omons, Mr. Knox said that what is going on at Bougainville looks like the “last desperate drive to push us off the island. Thus far it has been entirely unsuccessful. There has been a very heavy loss of life by the Japs, but very little on our side. I do not have the figures, however, on our losses.” He said we are not worried about the situation there. The campaign in the Marshalls is proceeding according to plan, with daily bombings of Jaluit, Maleolap, Mili and Wotje. Churchill (Continued From First Page.) course, be taken as they are deemed necessary.” _ Asked whether the dominions had been consulted, Mr. Churchill, ob served, “Complete unity of thought prevails throughout the British Commonwealth as far as I am aware.” Asked if “it would not be possi ble in any decision for further ap proaches to Eire to suggest that if normal relations should, be operated the question of partition would be the subject of discussion when peace came,” (meaning whether Britain would agree to reopen the question of Irish union), Hr. Churchill replied: “I hardly can think of a more ill conceived approach to the unity of Ireland.” (Secretary of State Hull, at a news conference today, said he had no comment on steps which this country' might take along the course already being charted by Britain. (Mr. Hull emphasized that the British measures were practical steps to safeguard the lives of American soldiers.) Eire Expects Early Action. A high authority expressed the conviction in Dublin last night that the Allies soon would close the Ulster-Eire border. An Associated Press dispatch from Dublin said any hopes the Irish might have that the decision on closing the border might be left to the Belfast (Ulster) government were unfounded. It was believed in Dublin, however, that there would be no immediate formal sanctions against Eire by the Allies, the dis patch added. Suspension of cross-border com munications would affect about 1.250.000 yearly trips, the Dublic dispatch estimated, while the Brit ish-Irish travel ban involves about 300.000 trips. The dispatch said that although there was no likelihood of a stoppage of supplies to Eire, the Allies needs for their invasion army might re sult in a sharp curtailment of gaso linp, coal, wheat, sugar, newsprint and other shipments. A Dublin resident commented that war conditions had created a tremendous development of tourist travel between the north and south and declared that "any interference with this free flow would create very considerable problems for business concerns and transport companies.” District Aerial Gunner Lauded for Blow at U-Boat Aviation Ordnanceman (second class' Richard A. Burton, 19, of 611 Whittier street, N.W., has received a letter of commendation for par ticipation in the probable destruc tion of an enemy submarine in the Atlantic last October, the Navy an nounced today. Ordnanceman Burton, a turret gunner, was one of 22 members of an aircraft squadron attached to an escort carrier operating in the Atlantic who were decorated by Rear Admiral Albert C. Read, com mander of the fleet air arm in the Atlantic. The ceremonies took place at the Norfolk Naval Air Station. The group was credited with the probable destruction of three Nazi submarines and the damaging of at least two others. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bur ton, 13 Westmoreland avenue. Ta koma Park, Md., the ordnanceman was featured in The Star’s "Back From the Wars” series November 30, after his return from this duty. In that account, he revealed that his plane had dropped depth charges just as the enemy submarine began to submerge. Ordnanceman Burton entered the Navy while a student at Calvin Coolidge High School. His wife is the former Miss June Grillo of the Whittier street address. "The Red Cross is emotion in action."—J. Clifford Fokfer, chair man of District Red Cross Chapter. Montgomery Ward Suit Dismissal Asked Assistant Attorney General Fran cis M. Shea yesterday asked Dis trict Court to dismiss a suit by Mont gomery Ward and Co. seeking an injunction against the War Labor Board and Fred Vinson, economic stabilization director, to prevent en forcement of any possible penalty they might assess for the firm’s failure to obey a WLB order. The WLB order involves mainte nance of union and other phases of the company’s relations with the CIO. The Government asked dismissal of the suit on the ground there is no controversy, inasmuch as the WLB has no power to enforce its order and that it has not been re ferred to Mr. Vinson or to Presi dent Roosevelt, who, Mr. Shea con tended, could act. Stuart S. Ball, attorney for the company, argued that the WLB does have power of enforcement. Justice T. Alan Goldsborough, who heard the case, asked Mr. Shea whether, if the case were dismissed, Montgomery Ward would not be left in the same position as formerly. Mr. snea answeYt*d that It would. “This is a new kind of liti gation,” Mr. Goldsborough com mented. “Proceed. I may learn something.” The.ease- was to be argued fur ther this afternoon: Draft <Continued From First Page.l he said, other men who are em ployed in oil refineries, foundries and synthetic rubber, ball bearing, aircraft, landing craft or electronics plants may be drafted. Spokesmen for the “baby indus tries”—those which have developed since the war—are contending that a large percentage of their engineers are just a few years out of college, especially vulnerable to the draft but irreplaceable. They gave these figures: In Southern California aircraft plants alone, 13.000 men are between the ages of 20 and 25. Boeing’s Seattle plant has 2,600 men in the 22 to 25 age group. Fifty per cent of the aircraft technicians are under 26. One-fourth of the specially trained technical men in the production of high-octane gas are under 26. Production Threat Seen, A rubber industry spokesman de scribed the effects of the under-26 memorandum as the “greatest threat to the war effort yet” and a Navy production spokesman report ed ‘‘disturbing stories” about draft losses from manufacturers of land ing craft and electronics devices. Mr. McNutt admitted “we have a serious situation on our hands that we want cleared up as soon as pos sible.” Selective service already has had to send out one directive to clear up a misunderstanding created by the directive following the President’s memorandum. At least four State selective service directors were re ported to have given orders to ignore replacement schedules as far as men under 26 were concerned. The replacement schedules provide for an orderly withdrawal of the men. S. Scott Beck Dies; Eastern Shore Attorney By the Associated Press. CHESTERTOWN, Md., Mar. 14.— Funeral services for former State Senator S. Scott Beck, sr., leading Eastern Shore Democrat who died yesterday in Kent and Queen Anne’s jHospital, will be held here tomorrow. fHe was 61. 1 The former Kent County state’s Attorney was controller of customs In Baltimore from 1933 to 1938, when jpongreess abolished the office. t Mr. Beck was president of the Chestertown Bank of Maryland and of the Kent Defense Corp.' and senior member of the law firm of Beck & Beck. He was an alumnus of Washington College and the Uni versity of Maryland law school. | TROUSERS I jtj To Match fi/R UfT © | Odd Coat. Up I LEISEMAN’S—F at 7th 1 [SJSIB®JSJS®r;Inln9MDyeilBl/SlpBra®.'&fiaifi Get DRYE to stop those leoln and cure damp walls. 922 New York Ave. NAtional8610 NOLAN INCOME TAX AUTO LOANS NEW LOW RATES A'o Indorsers 1102 New York Ave. N.W. Greyhound Bus Terminal RE. 1200 Open Till 7 P.M. Government Appeals Decision in A, P. Suit To Supreme Court By the Associated Pres*. NEW YORK. Mar. 14.—The Gov ernment appealed yesterday from the lower court decision In its civil antitrust suit against the Associated Press and said its appeal, together with that taken previously by the A. P„ would bring all aspects of the case before the Supreme Court. The Justice Department's formal petition for permission to file a cross-appeal was granted by Circuit Court Judges Learned Hand and Augustus N. Hand. The A. P„ non profit news co-operative, obtained similar permission last Thursday. The A. P. would be restrained un der the judgment of a special ex pediting court from observing by laws under which members might consider the competitive effect of an applicant for membership. How ever, this three-judge court declared the A. P. might restrict admission on other grounds. Limited Scope Attacked. "The limited scope of the prohibi tion against new membership re strictions has been assigned as error by the Government,” the Justice Department's appeal papers said. The Government’s cross-appeal contended also that the District Court erred in refusing to enjoin the A. P. from continuing to provide its news report exclusively to mem bers, from demanding of members the local news of spontaneous origin and from entering into an exclusive news agreement with the Canadian Press. The lower court said the restraints it did impose in this respect could be modified or terminated in the event the A. P. amended its by-laws respecting admission, but the Gov ernment contended they should have been granted irrespective of any by laws modification. Berge Issues Statement. “The court erred in its conclusion of law that the Associated Press does not monopolize or dominate the furnishing of news reports, news pictures or features to newspapers in the United States, ” the petition continued. Wendell Berge, Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, said in a statement that the purpose of the cross-appeal was to "obtain a review of these ques tions by the Supreme Court so that, as a result of appeals by both par ties, all aspects of the District Court's decision will be brought be fore the Supreme Court.” Julius C. Hudson, 47, Dies; Railway Express Employe Julius C. Hudson, 47, of 429 Twentieth street NX, an employe of the Railway Express Co., died Sunday at the Veterans’ Hospital, Asheville, N. C., after six months’ illness, according to word received here. • Born and educated In Wilmington, N. C., Mr. Hudson had been a Dis trict resident for the last 15 years. He served in the Navy during the World War. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena E. Hudson; a daughter, Mrs. Vivian E. Pfau, and a son, Walton M. Hudson, all of Wishingtott He also leaves twoaistqjp jgnd a brother, all of Wilmington. Funeral services were to be held today in Wilming ton, with burial there. Missionary From Nigeria ) On Baptist School Program Miss May Perry, head of a girls' school in Nigeria. Africa, will teach an adult class at the opening session of the annual School of Missions at 7:30 o'clock tonight at the National Baptist Memorial Church, Sixteenth street and Columbia road N.W. Miss Perry, who has been in Nigeria since 1920. will discuss her; experiences. The School of Missions will con tinue its sessions, starting at 7:30 o'clock each night, through tomor row and Thursday. Mrs. Ernest Atkins, missionary stationed at Leopoldville, Belgian Congo, will discuss her work there. Mrs. Kermit Schmidt, a missionary awaiting passage to Brazil, wiil teach “Foreign Missions" to a young people's class. Motion pictures taken in the Congo will be shown tonight and tomorrow. The Thurs day session will include an exhibit of native cultures of the African continent. 'Collusive Divorce' Support Award Hit Disregarding a Reno (Nev.i court decision binding Lt. Comdr. T. Franklin Schneider, jr„ wealthy for mer real estate operator here, to pay only >50 a month for support of his son, the United States Court of Ap peals here has opened the way for possible future Federal court rulings affecting the divorce courts of Ne vada or local courts in other States on the Issue of child maintenance. In its decision, written by Thur man Arnold, former Assistant At torney General, the Appeals Court reversed a District Court decision here in which the father was re lieved of any further support than the >50 a month provided in a Ne vada divorce decree. The divorce was obtained by Mrs. Elizabeth Brannln Schneider in 1938 after a “collusive written agreement" by the couple formerly residing here, the Appeals Court decision said. The son now is in the Navy. Remanding the case to District Court, the higher tribunal ordered a determination of the father’s lia bility on account of the mother’s past expenditures for the son’s sup port, ordered payment for such ex penses and also ordered payment of ‘‘an adequate sum for the future care and education of the son in the light of financial circumstances of the father.” Court records show the father is worth more than $1,000,000. The issue, according to the ap pelate court, was ‘‘whether a father, by instigating and abetting a collu sive divorce decree in a foreign jurisdiction, can escape the obliga tion for adequate support of his son imposed on him by the law of his domicile.” The court said the fact that the son is in the Navy did not relieve the father of his obligation for past and future support. Gen. Ostrom Gets New Post NEW YORK, Mar. 14 UP).—Brig. Gen. Charles D. Y. Ostrom has been assigned to the command of harbor defenses of New York, with head quarters at Fort Hancock, N. J., Lt. Gen. George Grumpert, com mander of the Eastern Defense Command, announced yesterday., » v ^*T"a?'«-. vt-t- rv.a — ■ Oranges Sent to Churchill , Jewish citrus growers in Palestine recently sent Prime Minister Churchill six cases of selected Jaffa oranges. THE EVENING STAR, TUISOAY, MARCH h Lease-Lend Renewal Predicted in House By thf Associated Press. House leaders today forecast speedy renewal of the lease-lend program for another year, with only one point—and that considered minor—in question. The Foreign Affairs Committee set aside the day to whip the legis lation into its final form and ex pected to report it to the House either late today or tomorrow. Chairman Bloom and Represent ative Wadsworth, Republican, of New York, agreed there was no controversy over the measure. One phase yet to be decided on is how long the Lease-lend Admin istration should have to wind up its affairs. The bill now calls for a three year-period, until June 30, 1848, but there has been some discussion about cutting this to two years. From March, 1941, to December 31. 1943, the United States ex tended $19,986,000,000 in aid to na tions fighting the Axis. tonally Expected to head Petroleum Investigation Senator Connally, Democrat, of Texas, is expected to head the 11-man Senate committee named to investigate the Nation’s petroleum resources and chart a future policy toward oil, other members of the group said today. Three members are yet to be named by Vice President Wallace to the committee, which has been granted $25,000 for its inquiry. Selection of a chairman will await completion of the committee. Among the important subjects to be investigated by the group is a proposal by Secretary of Interior Ickes for a 1,250-mile pipeline to connect the Persian Gulf area oil fields with a Mediterranean port. Mrs. Roosevelt Reaches Surinam on Her Tour By the Auocteted Press. 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