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Fair and warmer tonight and tomor row. High near 89. Temperatures today—Highest. 88, at 1:30 p.m.; lowest, 65, at 4 a.m. Yes terday—Highest, 76. at 3:55 pm.; lowest. 60, at 5:30 a.m. Lote New York Markets, Page A-15. Guide for Readers I Page. Amusements --A-I1 Comics.B-14-15 Editorials .A-8 Editor! Artlcles. A-9 Lost and Found A-3 Finance .A-15 Page. Obituary ..A-10 Radio .B-15 Society ..B-3 Sports .A-12-13 Where to Go_B-2 Woman’s PageB-10 An Associated Press Newspaper 92d YEAR. No. 36,545. WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, MAY 22, 1944—THIRTY-TWO PAGES. **** THREE CENTS. EM™ Yanks Capture Three Mountains Northeast of Terracina, but Pull ✓ Back Advance Patrols From City Allies Smash On As Nazis Throw In All of Reserves (Map on Page AS.) ALLIED HEADQUARTERS, Naples, May 22 (/P).—American troops have seized three moun tains northeast of Terracina, but advanced patrols which pushed into that coastal anchor city it self only 24 miles from the Anzio beachhead have withdrawn, headquarters announced tonight. The German high command has thrown all its reserves into a des perate effort to halt the Allied drive toward Rome, headquarters de clared, but the Allied armies smashed ahead again today all along the front. United States troops entered Ter racina, sea bastion of the Nazis’ third defense wall in Southern Italy, after a nine mile advance along the coast, but later pulled back. French Close in on Pico. At last reports, American forces had established a line 3 miles northwest of Terracina. The Amer icans were pushing farther into the hills on the Terracina-Pico line de spite intense opposition. Northeast of Terracina they took Monte Ma rino. Monte Autone and Monte Ca piccio. Farther inland, French traps closed in on Pico in the center of the line and elsewhere made prog ress. Seventeen German divisions, some of theim badly mauled in the fighting of the last 10 days, now are com mitted on the main and Anzio beach head fronts, and the Nazis have no reserves left south of Rome, head quarters declared. Poles Enter Piedimonte. On the northern flank, Poles en tered the bastion of Piedimonte on the northern edge of the Liri Valley, and the 8th Army was laying siege to Pontecorvo on the low# side of the valley. The Germans rushed reinforce ments from the north into tfie sag ging coastal line sector against the Americans, and Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark’s troops quickly captured 100 prisoners from them. French troops toward the center took, lost, and then recaptured to day Monte Leucio, west of Pico, on the road from Pontecorvo. Cana dians penetrated the Hitler Line northeast of Pontecorvo, on the low er edge of the Liri Valley, piercing barbed wire entanglements, head quarters said. The first troops to push into Terracina—only 24 miles across the Pontine marshes from the Anzio Beachhead—had reported only light German resistance. Germans Counterattack. On the beachhead itself United States patrols pushed out 5 miles from the right flank of the peri meter in a daring stab and the Germans reacted with a sharp coun terattack southwest of Cisterna. The Germans threw their 26th Armored Division into desperate fight on the main front to save the flank of their Hitler Line defenses. A headquarters spokesman said Allied losses had been “considera ble,” but not too high in relation to results achieved and the extreme casualties inflicted on the Germans. (The German high command, suggesting Pico already might have fallen, oroadcast that Allied troops had broken into the town repeatedly, but had been thrown back. It acknowledged heavy pressure at Pontecorvo, and said the Allies had been repelled northwest of that city, with Al lied bridgeheads “set up across the Liri yesterday” being wiped out. A Swiss broadcast said Pon tecorvo had been taken by the 8th Army.) Allied headquarters said the Ger mans were putting up "determined resistance" all along the 8th Army or northern front. Parts of Marshes Flooded. Parts of the Pontine Marshes ahead of the Americans at Terracina have been flooded by the Germans and made impassable. The rate of advance the 5th Army troops could maintain across the area remained problematical. Street fighting raged yesterday in Piedmonte after Polish infantry and tanks, supported by the British from the south, had virtually en circled the town the preceding day. Piedimonte formed one of the Hitler Line’s most vital bastions. An official report said enemy troops in the town were surprised by the swift encirclement and many were taken prisoner. 6.000 Prisoners Taken. The total of the prisoners taken since the offensive in Italy was launched has now gone well beyond 6,000 and the number increased hourly as mopping up continued in the newly-conquered areas and de fenses fell one by one. The German high command was reported shifting fresh troops across Italy from the Adriatic sector, at the same time swinging other units from south to bolster resistance in the Pico area. These German rein forcements were joining in futile counterattacks. Monte Passignano Taken. Tire advancing Americans also seized Monte Passignano, a mile north of Fondi, as well as Monte Casa Reccio, 3 miles northwest of the same town. In the Liri Valley, which affords (See :ITALY, PagjTA-T) k Island 1,200 Miles From Tokyo Hit by U. S. Planes, Japs Say Enemy Announces Third Assault of War on Marcus Ey the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22. — A Japa nese communique broadcast by the Tokyo radio today said “en emy naval units” approaching from the east had launched aerial attacks Saturday and Sunday against the Central Pa cific Minamitori (Marcus) Island, 1,200 miles southeast of Tokyo. Damage to Japanese installations was acknowledged in the broadcast recorded by the Associated Press and the bulletin declared at least 32 raiding planes were shot down. The island is about midway be tween the Marshall Islands and the Japanese mainland, and 600 miles east of the main islands of the Bonin group. It has been attacked before by American fleet units. The American Navy attacked the island outpost guarding the sea lanes to Tokyo in March, 1942, and again in September. 1943. In the latter attack Admiral Chester W. Nimitz estimated 80 per cent of the Japan ese military installations had been destroyed by an aircraft-carrier task force. American losses in the raid last fall were two fighters and one tor pedo plane. Rear Admiral Charles A. Pownall commanded the at tacking force. Tokyo apparently jumped to the conclusion that it was in for an other bombing. The German radio, quoting Tokyo reports, said: “An air raid alert was sounded in the whole north and east of Japan Marcus Island, 1,200 miles southeast of Tokyo, was at tacked by planes of “enemy naval units,” Saturday and yesterday, according to the broadcast of a Japanese com munique today. Marcus is midway between the Marshall Islands and the Japanese mainland. —A. P. Photo. during the Allied attacks on Marcus Island.” It described the island as an out post of the Bonin group of islands which are inside the inner defenses of the Japanese.” Eisenhower Radios Further Instructions Jo Patriot Forces New Broadcast Follows* German Threats of Reprisals on French By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22. —Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower’s supreme headquarters told the peoples of occupied countries today more ways to help the invasion armies —by providing intimate knowl edge about roads, bridges, rivers, woods and possible landing fields. The broadcast came after a Ger man threat of “terrible and bloody reprisals” against and French pa triots who heed Gen. Eisenhower’s previous call to take up arms and help the invasion forces. A member of the Eisenhower staff told the radio listeners: “Listen carefully. For some time you have been receiving from voices already well known to you advice and instructions on how to prepare yourselves for the final phase of the struggle for libera tion. Commander Himself to Speak. “The supreme commander wishes you to know that what you have heard is in accordance with his plans and wishes. In due course, you will receive advice and instruc tions from the supreme command er himself. In the meantime, he directs you to continue to note well and to act on advice and instruc tions by speakers whom I introduce in his behalf. “Now here is a speaker to give you the second operational instruc tions. * * *” This speaker said: “The subject is the importance ol every one having the fullest knowl edge of his or her own surroundings This applies equally to town anc country' districts Allied forces 01 individuals will repeatedly want in formation. Often they will want guides. It is very important thal this information should be accurate and that guides should be quite cer tain of the way by day or night, “Answers might be wanted to suet questions as these: “First about roads. How many roads come into the town or village' Are they marked or easily identi fied? Are there any road blocks' If so, is there any way around them' If main roads are not usable, whai are the alternative routes? Art fields passable to an ordinary motoi car? “The next is about woods. Arc there any large or small woods close (SecTlNVASION, Page A-5J Berlin Says Harriman May Succeed Winant By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22.—The Berlir radio quoted Swedish press dis patches today as saying John G Winant, who returned to Washing ton last week might be succeeded soon as United State Ambassador tc London by William Averell Harri man, nom Ambassador to Moscow. The broadcast added that formei Underseretary of State Sumnet Welles might then take Mr. Harri man’s post in Moscow. “These charges,” Berlin said, "may be a prelude to a new three-poyer conference.” There has been no indication from Washington that any such changes in diplomatic assignments are im pending. a i Allies Win Junction Above Myitkyina and One-Third of City forces Advance Through Deep Mud and Heavy Monsoon Rains By the Associated Press. SOUTHEAST ASIA HEAD QUARTERS, Kandy, Ceylon, May 22.—Allied forces advanc ing through deep mud and mon soon rains hampering the battle for Myitkyina—great Japanese base in Northern Burma already one-third in Allied hands—have won command of the junction of roads fanning west and north to Mogaung and Fort Hertz, it was announced today. A firm line has been established on an arc 4 miles northwest of the city from Charpate to Namkwi, blyocking the enemy’s Burma rail way and road communications be tween Myitkyina and Mogaung to the west, and Fort Hertz far to the north, a Southeast Asia Command communique said. fA Chinese communique said said “one of our columns ad vanced to a position 1,100 yards past the north landing strip’’ to win the junction.) The southern approach to Myit kyina and the airfield are firmly held by the Allies, Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten’s bulletin said. Before the onset of the heaviest rains American bombers and fight ers struck enemy positions and dumps in the Kamaing-Mogaung Myitkyina sectors Saturday prepar atory to a newly unified and intensi fied Allied blow to exterminate the Japanese in Northern Burma. Jap Reinforcement Efforts Fail. The Chinese were reported to have repulsed Japanese reinforcing at tempts in the Kumon Hills. Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stillwell’s I troops were reported in a com munique yesterday to have taken a third of Myitkyina in heavy street fighting, and American airmen sank boatloads of enemy troops seeking to flee across the Irrawaddy River The fall of Myitkyina would mark i the first major Allied strategic vic tory in the North Burma offensive (Tokyo radio as quoted by Ber lin said the Japanese were put ting up stubborn resistance in the city. (The monsoon rains in Burma and India usually begin in mid May and l^itjh^ough July and (See BURMA. Page A-14.1 Japan's 'Terms' Demand All Of U. S. Navy By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22. — Japanese "peace terms" to the United States involving such "demands” as confis cation of the entire American Navy have been published in the Japanese periodical Meiho, a Berlin broad cast said today. Other conditions prescribed: "All expenses arising out of tak ing over American ships by Japan are to be paid by the United States. "Ail large ships of the merchant fleet are to be put at the disposal of Japan. “All naval installations, naval sta tions, dockyards, arsenals, colleges and other centers of naval education are to be destroyed. "In case of the scuttling of a Single ship, 10 times its value should be paid the Japanese government.” k A Fortresses Hit Nazi Submarine Base at Kiel Liberators Pound Pas-de-Caiais Area In Continuing Drive By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22. — Flying Fortresses bombed the German submarine center of Kiel and Liberators pounded German for tifications in the Pas-de-Calais area of France today after a night in which 750 heavy British bombers saturated the major island Nazi port of Duisburg with 2,800 tons of explosives. The double-barreled daylight blow carried the newest Allied aerial pre lude to the western invasion past 80 hours of continuous day-night attacks. Up to 250 Flying Fortresses and the same number of Liberators, each group protected by swarms of Amer ican fighters, struck the twin assault, Hannover, a rail and rubber cen ter, and a German airfield in Bel gium, were other British targets of the night Thirty British planes were lost in the night attacks. In all about 3,000 Allied planes most of them fighters, sprayed nearly every moving piece of Nazi transport sighted in Western Europe yesterday with cannon and ma chine-gun fire. These fighter sweeps and the RAF night blows dove tailed into the Allied strategy aimed at crippling Germany’s move ment of troops and supplies to com bat the impending invasion from the West. Very Heavy” Attack. Duisberg, Germany s greatest in land port, had been bombed 61 times previously, of which seven were ma jor attacks. It last was hit hard on May 12, 1943, and after that attack, a record at the time, the Air Min istry announced the entire com mercial and administrative center of the city of $00,WW had been laid in ruins. The attack on Duisburg last night was described by the Air Ministry as “very heavy.” While Duisburg was being attacked other British bomber formations bombed objec tives in Hannover, raided a Nazi air field in Belgium and carried out ex tensive mine laying in waters fre quented by enemy shipping. The loss of 30 night bombers was the greatest suffered by the RAF since May 3, when 49 bombers failed to return from widespread attacks on multiple targets in France and Germany. Airmen back from Duisburg re ported fierce combats over the city. They had little opposition on the way to the target, however, and the bombs started plunging down before the German fighter pack arrived. One pilot said the Nazis pursued homeward-bound bombers beyond the coast., Nazi Naval Units Attacked. Light units of the riddled German Navy lurking in the English Chan nel in anticipation of coming events felt the weight of Allied aerial might once more when RAF Ty phoon fighter-bombers and Spitfire fighters flew mast-high through in tense flak to attack a half-dozen Nazi naval vessels sighted off Cap Frehel near St. Malo last night. The Air Ministry said the Spit fires went in first and shot up the German ships, the majority of which were minsweepers. Typhoon pilots said one was in flames as they went in low to bomb. Obser vation of the bombing was difficult, but one pilot reported a direct hit or a very near miss. Another silenced the flak from a minesweeper with cannon fire. One Typhoon was missing from the operation. uerman transport on another side of Nazi Europe also suffered sting ing blows as the Mediterranean Al lied Air Force’s medium and fighter bombers smashed at bridges and other installations behind embat tled enemy positions in Italy. Activity over the Channel con tinued throughout the forenoon to da% with fighter formations sweep ing out toward the Boulogne and Dieppe areas as another returned from Calais. The gigantic operations yesterday were unique, since never before had American fighter forces and the British 2d Tactical Air Force joined in such a gigantic bid aimed at de stroying every moving military ob ject in the Nazis’ defense territory behind the Atlantic wall. From of ficial accounts it appeared every thing in Western Europe was driven to cover. Fifty-seven British and American planes failed to return from the sweeps, many of them made at speeds of 400 miles an hour at tree top levels. Four Brothers Die in Fire After Stove Explodes By the Acsociate-i Press. DETROIT. May 22.—Four broth ers burned to death and another was in a critical condition from burns suffered this morning when flames swept their Taylor Township home after a kerosene stove ex ploded. The dead, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Frany Perry, were: Charles, 6: Mel vin, 7; Edw'ard, 14, and Leo, 18. Laverne, 10. severely burned on the hands, face and body, escaped by sliding down a drain pipe. The father also suffered severe burns in an attempt to rescue the boys from their attic bedroom. Mightier Battles Near, Roosevelt Declares in Report on Lease-Lend Reverse Aid for U. S. Is Stressed; Our Credits to Allies Already 17 Billions By J. A. FOX. President Roosevelt told Con gress today that a mightier Al lied offensive is in the making on all fronts. “Decisive battles are ahead,” the President said in a message accom panying the 15th report on lease lend operations, in which he empha sized the powerful role American munitions and supplies are playing in crushing the Axis. The report showed lease-lend com mitments of nearly $25,000,000,000, and actual exports in excess of $17, 000,000,000 since March, 1941. Total lease-lend appropriations under four acts have totaled $24,683,629,000, In addition, the report diseased that Congress has authorized direct British Using 1,400 Ships of U: S. Navy Under Lease-Lend By the Associated Press. The United States—now the owner of the world’s largest navy—has leased almost 1,400 naval craft to the British under lease-lend. They include more than 30 convoy-escort aircraft carriers, destroyer-escorts and merchant ships, today’s report showed, and are in addition to $200,000,000 worth of landing barges, PT boats and other smaller craft sent to the United Kingdom. The bigger vessels, which sail from American docks under their own power, pre leased to the Allies for the duration. Title remains with the United States. appropriations to the War and Navy Departments and the Maritime Commission totaling $35,970,000,000, "for the procurement of items which are in the main common to the uses of our armed forces and those of our Allies,” and are to be used wherever militiary strategy dictates. 4 Billions in 3 Months. In the first three months of this year, the report said, the United States provided its Allies with the record-breaking total of more than $4,000,000,000 lease-lend aid, In the first 60 days alone, more than 2,100 (See LEASE-LEND, Page A-14.)~ Late Bulletins Swedish Firms Face Ban The State Department made known today that a consid erable number of Swedish firms are being investigated for blacklisting, and action against them probably will be taken in the next few days. Vote Fraud Case Reversed The Supreme Court today reversed, 6 to 3, a lower court decision that there is no Fed eral statute covering ballot box “stuffing.” The case in volved the Kentucky general election of 1942, in which Senator Chandler, Democrat, of Kentucky was elected. The Justice Department, appeal ing the ruling of the Ken tucky District Court, con tended the offense comprised a conspiracy to deprive quali fied voters of the right to have their ballots counted. Jury Holds Woman Mrs. Phyllis Green Jung hans, 18, was held for the grand jury today by a coro ner’s jury investigating the fatal shooting of Lewis It. Hindle, 21. Her attorney, Charles Ford, called no de fense witnesses. Only two witnesses testified, Dr. Rich ard Gitter of Casualty Hos pital and Detective Sergt. Horace E. Caranfa of the homicide squad. (Earlier Story on Page B-l.) Davis Defends Ward Seizure; Hummer Production Resumed WLB Chief Insists Chicago Plant Is in War Work By the Associated Press. Chairman William H. Davis of the War Labor Board told a special House committee today his agency had to act in the Montgomery Ward labor dispute or admit that 15,500,000 people in various industries “would be free to strike.” Mr. Davis, first witness in the House investigation of the mail order plant seizure in Chicago last month asserted that the WLB in tends to step in wherever there is a work stoppage until Congress “tells us clearly” that there are segments of the national economy that are not concerned with the war. Representative Dewey, Republi can, of Illinois sponsored the inves tigation on the theory that the Ward mail order plant should not have been seized because it is not a direct war production concern. Mr. Davis said the only way to have an effective no-strike policy is “to ban all strikes” and set up the (See HEARING, Page A-2.) 220 of 240 Workers On Early Shift Report for Duty By the Associated Press. The Hummer Manufacturing Co., Springfield, 111., second Montgomery Ward property to be seized by the Army within four weeks, resumed production under Government operation to day when workers on the early shift returned to their jobs. Lt. Col. Nelson Talbott, War De partment representative in charge, at Springfield, said 220 of 240 work ers on the early day shift reported . at 7 am. Spokesmen for the union said “over 90 per cent—all we could notify last night” of the 325 normal ly employed on the two day shifts agreed to report. The plant em ploys 550, including some 100 of ficgfrwfcers. 'nTere were no disturbances and John J. Saxer, plant manager, said he and other plant officials were “co-operating to the fullest extent” with a 10-man Army contingent which took possession yesterday (See MONTGOMERY WARD, A-2.) Steuarl Loses Fight In Supreme Court on Restriction of Sales OPA Penalty Against District Fuel Dealer Is Upheld, 8 to 1 The Supreme Court toda£ affirmed an order of the Office of Price Administration restrict ing sales of L. P. Steuart Bros., Inc., District fuel dealers, for reputed violation of oil ration ing regulations in the 1942-3 heating season. The court split, 8 to 1, with Justice Douglas reading the opinion and Justice Roberts noting a dissent. The court concluded that the pow er of the President under the Sec ond War Powers Act to “allocate” materials "includes the power to issue suspension orders against re tailers and to withhold rationed ma terials from them where it is es tablished they have acquired and distributed the rationed materials in violation of the ration regula tions.” First Decision on Issue. The case was rated of high impor tance in the administration of price regulation because it is the first time this particulai issue has been de cided. The Government charged that the Steuart Co. both procured and dis pensed fuel oil without rationing coupons. As a penalty it was pro vided that the company could sell only as much oil this year as had been sold in the year before ration ing started in October, 1942. The order was upheld in the Court of Appeals, but enforcement was de layed pending the appeal to the Su preme Court, The company contended that the War Powers Act made no provision for cutting down its business, hold ing that Government should resort Either to injunction proceedings or criminal prosecution to deal with the alleged violations. Issue Is Defined. "We agree that it is for Congress to prescribe the penalties for the law for which it writes,” Justice Douglas said. “It would transcend 'Scr STEUART~Page~A~-5J London Train Schedules Curbed Without Notice bj the Associated Press. LONDON, May 22.—Thousands of passengers missed their trains at London stations today, with black boards announcing that many schedules had been canceled without warning. The sun broke through an over cast sky over Dover Strait today, making visibility good under banks of broken clouds. Light rain in the strait area t during the night stopped before dawn and the ba rometer was on the upswing, but the temperatoure still was well below' normal for this time of year. Dr. Lind's Relatives Testify He Owned Only One Revolver Government Attorneys Put Finishing Touches On Miller Murder Case By NORMAN A. KAHL. Government attorneys today were putting the finishing touches on their first-degree murder case against Robert I. Miller after two members of the family of Dr. John E. Lind took the witness stand. Mrs. Robert E. Dudley and Pvt. William E. Lind, children of the psychiatrist who was fatally shot while seated in his automobile at Eleventh and G streets N.W. on February 21, testified that the only revolver they knew their father owned was one found in his home the day after the slaying. Mrs. Dudley said she had occa sionally seen the weapon in the right-hand bureau drawer in her father’s room. She said the only1 other weapons Dr. Lind had owned were a .22-caliber rifle and a pop gun. Mrs. Dudley said she did not know the caliber of the revolver found in the bureau drawer, but Pvt. Lind indentified it as a .32. The 21-year-old soldier, now stationed at Will Rogers Field in Oklahoma City, said he saw Detective Sergt. Rob ert Murray open the gun and take four rounds of ammunition out. One chamber was empty, he said. Maan t Searched House. Although they denied that their father owned another revolver, both witnesses admitted under cross-ex amination that they had never searched through Dr. Lind's be longings or looked in his office desk at St. Elizabeth’s Howard Hall for the criminally insane. Mrs. Dud ley said she had never seen her father carry a gun when he started out on his rounds through Howard Hall. Dr. Richard M. Rosenberg, deputy coroner, who had been a student of Dr. Lind at Georgetown University medical school in 1921 and who per formed the autopsy on the pyschia (See MILLgR, Page A-14> President Gets Checkup At Bethesda This Week By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt wiil visit the Bethesda Naval Medical Center some time this week for a formal physical check-up to make certain he has thrown off the effects of last win ter's flu and bronchial trouble. Vice Admiral Ross T. Mclntire, the President’s personal physician, an nounced after Mr Roosevelt's month of rest in the South recently that he would give the President a final check-up even though he appeared to be in excellent shape. Mr. Roosevelt said last week that the examination would take place some time this week. Mistrial Denied, Eicher Fines 2 In Sedition Case Justice Takes Stern Measures to Prevent Outbreaks in Coijrt By CARTER BROOKE JONES. Chief Justice Edward C. Ei cjier, denying in District Court today defense motions for a mis trial in the mass sedition case, put down with stern measures the deflint refusal of a defense attorney and a defendant to stop talking and sit down. Henry H Klein, New York attor ney, defending Eugene N. Sanctuary, drew an eventual fine of $200 after an original $50 fine for contempt of court was increased gradually as the lawyer kept on arguing with the court, finally exclaiming that the judge's action was “an insult.” Ellis O. Jones, one of the 29 de fendants, who represented himself, drew a fine of $100 for ignoring a demand from the bench that he take his seat. Jones was ordered committed to jail unless the fine is paid by Thurs day. He is already in District Jail, Judge Warns Defendants. The court followed the fines with this warning: “There have been disturbances by defendants to the orderly procedure of this trial. “All defendants will have the op portunity to take the witness stand if they desire They have no right to interrupt the court at any other time. “The next time any defendant creates a disturbance that interferes with the orderly course of this trial he will be sentenced to one week in jail, and for each succeeding offense, to double the term.” These penalties, the court ex plained, will be imposed at the close of the trial, and, in case of convic tion, will follow any other sentences which may be imposed. njein uDjecis to Time. The flare-up between some de fense attorneys and the bench came during discussion of how much time defense counsel would be allowed for their opening statements to the jury. The jury had not been brought in. Mr. Klein, objectirifc to the allot ment of time, kept talking when Justice Eicher told him the matter was settled and he wanted to hear no further argument. “That's not fair,” Mr. Klein shouted. The court told the Attorney he was fined $50 for coimgapt of court, the fine to be paid by'Thursday. “I have no $50 to pay,” Mr. Klein , retorted, “and I object to being shut off without being allowed to make my objections for the record.” “Will you sit down?” Justice Eicher demanded. "I have a right to offer any ob jection I choose,” Mr. Klein per sisted, raising his voice. “You are fined an additional $25,” said Justice Eicher. “I haven't got that either,” Mr. Klein replied. “Why, I think that's an insult.” The fine was increased to $100. “I appeal,” Mr. Klein exclaimed. “Then you will furnish an appeal bond of $150,” said Justice Eicher. “I have a right * * *,” the attor ney continued angrily. The court announced the fine was increased to $200, the appeal bond set at $400. Finally Takes His Seat. Mr. Klein finally sat down, de claring he was being deprived of his right to protect his client. Jones, rising to discuss his planned opening statement, charged he was. being placed in jeopardy twice for the same alleged offense. This, the court informed him, was not at issue at present and the defendant was out of order. Jones kept talking. “Will you be seated?” Justice Eicher urged. Jones continued to argue, and Justice Eicher imposed the fine of $100. Justice Eicher took no immediate action on a petition by James J. Laughlin, a defense attorney, to have Prosecutors O. John Rogge and Joseph W. Burns cited for con tempt of court for allegedly giving the Washington Post advance infor mation on the trial. Mr. Laughlin, in (See SEDITION, Page-AdT) Lester Pleads Guilty To Six Check Charges Fake Film Talent Scout Is Wheeled Into Court I A “talent scout” who swept into Washington last summer on a wave of high living and gaudy promises to would-be movie actors and left with the police at his heels, Arnold Lester, 43. pleaded guilty in District Court today to six indictments in connection with worthless checks he cashed while here. Justice F. Dickinson Letts set June 2 as the date for sentencing Lester, who. meanwhile,, was con fined in District Jail. Borne in a wheel-chair, the self styled Hollywood agent was taken into court by attendants. Lester, who used the name Foster L. Smith when he rented an expen sive room at the Statler Hotel last summer and handed out lavish hos pitality for a few days, proved a bit ter disappointment to a number of young actors then playing with a troupe here. He promised them parts in a Hollywood production. Some wrent into slender purses to buy new wardrobes. The indictments to which Lester pleaded guilty included four under the National Stolen Property Act, which included nine counts, and two others charging obtaining money un der false pretenses. Lester was arrested in Chicago. He was indicted here last January 3, and has been under medical care at the District jail smce then.