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All India Hails Release
Of Gandhi, but Illness
Causes Apprehension
By the Associated Press.
NEW DELHI. India, May 6.—
Widespread satisfaction greeted the,
release today of Mohandas K.
Gandhi, Indian Nationalist leader
detained for 21 months as a political
prisoner in the AGA Khan’s summer
palace in Poona, but intimates
feared it marked a new crisis in
the illness of the frail disciple of
India’s masses.
The press of all shades of opinion,
Nationalist as well as English-owned,
welcomed tire freeing of Gandhi.
The government released the 74
year-old leader unconditionally, cit
Jng failing health, after having con-;
"fined him in August, 1942, for politi-i
cal activity w’hieh it regarded as[
hampering India's resistance to
Japan.
His intimates here said Gandhi is j
suffering from both high blood pres
sure and a kidney ailment and will
depend for recovery on a spiritual
source of strength “beyond the con
ceptions the Western World.” His
son. Devadas Gandhi, expressing the
opinion that his father was seri
ously ill, said Gandhi would scorn
most medical ministrations.
Released with Gandi were Dr.
M. D. D. Gilder, who attended him
in detention; Miss Madeline Slade,
daughter of an English admiral and
supporter of the Indian National
Congress for many years, Dr.
Sushila Nayad and Pyare Lai Nay
yar. a private secretary.
Gandhi’srelease came without un
toward demonstration by his fol
lowers, but many of them, acting on
an earlier announcement that he
would be freed, gathered at the
gates of the palace to greet him.
He looked cheerful but tired wnd
was taken immediately to “Parna
kuti,” palatial residence of Lady
Vitall das Thackersey. She is the
widow of a Bombay merchant and
an old friend of Gandhi. It was
understood Gandhi would be taken
to Bombay Monday.
Gandhi and those released with
him were enjoined against making
any public statements or giving
Interviews.

Massing of Colors
To Be Held May 21
The 17th annual “massing of the
colors service,” under joint auspices
<of the Military Order of the World
Wars and Washington Cathedral
authorities, will take place in the
open-air amphitheater in Cathedral
Close at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, it!
was announced last night.
Joining in the colorful cere
monies will be more than 250 mili
tary, veteran, patriotic and civic
organizations. They will form a
procession with about 500 flags.!
drum corps and bands.
The United States Marine Band
will present a concert for half an
hour preceding the procession. At
3:45 p.m. the four main divisions
of color guards will begin their
march from their assembly areas in
a grove on the Wisconsin avenue
side of the grounds. The line will
pass along Memorial drive, down
the Pilgrim steps, near the Cathe
dral, and through the assemblage
to places on either side of an im
mense poppy cross.
Maj. Ennalls Waggaman, chair
man of the Committee in Charge,
announced that invitations have
been sent to patriotic veteran and
civic organizations from last year’s
list. But any others desiring to
participate in the ceremony may
notify headquarters of the Military
Order of the World Wars, 1700 I
street N.W. Other members of the
committee include: Brig. Gen. Al
bert L. Cox, Canon Charles W. F.
Smith. Canon W. Curtis Draper,
Maj. Gen. Walter C. Baker, Capt!
Stanton w. Salisbury, USN, and
Lt. Col. Edwin S. Bettelheim, jr.
35 District Men Enter
Active Duty in Forces
Thirty-five District men were in
ducted into the armed forces yes
terday. Included in the group were
15 for the Army, 18 for the Navy
and 2 for the Marine Corps. The
list follows.
Army.
Clarke. Andrew J. Childers, Roddie W.
McGuire, William F. Covington. Jack
Wallen, Robert J. Davis, Eddie
McCall, Ronald J. Hall, Willie
Mize®, Robert F. Key, Albert P.
Whedon. Paul Maddox, Joseph H.
Woodcock, D. E Prather. Ernest J.
Glover, William C.
Navy.
McGraw, Andrew N. Gaskins. Marion R.
Mullander, W. C. Clemmons, J B. it.
Livesay, J. A., jr. Skinner. J. W'.
Matheny, James C. Slye. Freeman D.
Hulbert, James H. Goldsborough, Harry :
Anzelmo. A. E. Murphy, John R.
Gibson, Furman N. Nichols. Leslie Z.
Carter, John C. Fhity, Howard G.
Hughe®, George G. Rooney, James F.
Marine Corpn.
Ford. Clifton W'. La Barge, Alfred F.
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