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Detained Indefinitely In District Jail By CARTER BROOKE JONES.' Robert Noble, a former defendant In the sedition case, will remain in District Jail indefinitely, it was learned today, despite the dismissal in District Court of a petition for a writ of habeas corpus preventing his removal to California, where he faces two sentences. The sedition trial is in recess until September 5. Justice T. Alan Goldsborough. after refusing the habeas corpus, specified that Noble remain here pending an appeal announced by his attorney. James J. Laughlin. Noble is expected to testify for the defense at the sedition trial. Mr. Laughlin also has listed the pris oner as a necessary witness at the attorney's trial in Baltimore Sep tember 11 on charges of obstructing justice in a highway robbery case. Authority Questioned, At the habeas corpus hearing Mr Laughlin contended that Noble was convicted twice in California courts for the same alleged offenses, was placed on trial here in violation of: his constitutional rights, but had j opposed the severance of his case which the Government obtainedj several weeks ago and had wanted' to fight the District indictment.: Philip Miller. Justice Department attorney, contended the court was without authority to inquire into the California convictions. Noble, once a candidate for Gov ernor of California on a pension plan ticket, received sentences to-1 taling 10 years for alleged violations of Federal and State sedition laws. He was linked in these cases with Ellis O. Jones, who is on trial here with the other 25 defendants, charged with conspiring to under mine the loyalty of the armed forces. While Chief Justice Edward C. Eicher recessed the mass trial for a two-week vacation, one angle of the tangled case was due to come up before the United States commis-i Stoner in New York this afternoon. Klein Ruling Due. Commissioner Garrett W. Cotter was expected to rule after a fight of several weeks which Henry H. Klein, a former defense attorney, has made to avoid being returned to Washington to face Justice Eicher on a contempt of court charge. Mr. Klein has offered testimony and legal citations in support of his con tention that the Federal Court could not order his removal on such a charge. Mr. Klein walked out of the sedi tion trial without court permission six weeks ago. leaving a memoran-1 dum citing two contempt fines im posed on him and other evidence which indicated, he said, that he and his client had been hopelessly preju diced. The New York attorney repre sented Eugene N Sanctuary, who since has been defended by Marvin Bischoff. whom the court appointed, but whom Sanctuary has refused to recognize as his attorney. Justice' Eicher cited Mr. Klein for quitting the case, issuing a bench warrant, which was served on the attorney in New York. If Commissioner Cotter signs a re moval order, Mr Klein is expected to appeal to Federal District Court in New York. New York Night Clubs Win Tax Fight Round Br the Associated Press. NEW YORK. Aug. 19. — Supreme Court Justice Samuel Null yester day denied a petition by New York City asking dismissal of suits brought by night clubs La Vie Pari sienne and the Copacabana. testing the city's right to collect $51,064 in back sales and business taxes. Earlier "rights, title and interest” to La Vie Parisienne were sold under auction for $1,000 to a buyer identi fied only as "J. Batte. Justice Null's decision — passed only on the validity of the forms in which the proceedings were present ed and not on the merits of the case —allows the clubs to take further action to prove the city's claim is illegal. Hutchings Renamed By Office Employes By the Associated Prec.«. ST. LOUIS. Aug. 19 —J. Howard Hicks. Portland. Oreg. was re elected president of the Interna- > tional Council of Office Employes’ Unions (AFL> at the final session of the organization's convention last night, Paul R Hutchings. Washington, was re-elected secretary-treasurer unanimously. Delegates adopted resolutions con demning the Little Steel formula and OPA price control, which the convention said causes hardships for office workers. German Prisoners Beat Fellow Captive for Toil By the Associated Press. ALLEGAN Mich . Aug. 19 —Army authorities reported yesterday that five German prisoners of war at a camp here, resenting a fellow pris oner's industry on a farm job. had beaten him unconscious. The prisoners, identified as Fritz Abraham. 23. was taken to Fort Custer Hospital in serious condi tion. officers said. Abraham was set upon Thursday night after boasting to other pris oners that he had filled his quota on an onion-topping piece-work job long before fellow workers, the Army report said. New 'Super' Belt Given Generals To Pack 2 Guns By 1 he Associated Pres*. The Army now issues a super Sam Browne belt to generals so they can pack their pistols. It's quite a job: Made of russet colored calfskin, with a shoulder, strap and two holsters for .45-caliber shootin’ irons. Designed to hold up pistols, not pants, it's worn over the regulation web service belt, to which it can be attached by concealed loops. Snaps make it adjustable, so it can be worn over any number or combination of coats, blouses, field jackets and other garments. And It. has decorative value, with an in terlocking buckle stamped with the coat of arms of the United States. It is issued to all generals, but no census has been taken of how many - of them wear it. Lt. Gen. George S. Patton, jr.. who always carries two pistols, has been photographed wear ing his. YANK COMMANDER QUESTIONS PRISONERS—Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, commanding the 12th Army Group, talks with a Nazi prisoner on a tour of points in France. Other prisoners wait in the background. —Signal Corps Radio Telephoto From London. U. S. and British Aid Sought by Bulgaria To Get Out of War By the Associated Pre-». ISTANBUL. Aug 18 (Delayed*.— Premier Ivan Bagrianov made what amounted to an appeal to the United States and Britain to help Bulgaria get out of the war in his impassioned speech before the Bul gar Parliament in Sofia Thursday night. Whether he has enough internal support to get the nation out of the fight probably will be determined in the next few days. The Premier indicted previous governments for leading the nation into the war. w’hich he said ‘ the great majority of the Bulgarian people never desired ” References to Break Cheered. The speech was broadcast. The assembly cheered every statement indicating that Bagrianov's regime intended to break from Germany and ask for peace (A Sofia broadcast recorded last night by Federal Communi cations Commission monitors said Parliament had opened debate on the speech and two Deputies were quoted as indorsing Bagrianov's major points.* One Bulgar said: “If the army doesn't carry out a coup d'etat against Bagrianov within 24 hours. Bulgaria has surrendered' (The time limit set in this appraisal has now passed * German forces in Bulgaria are now so small that the support of the Bulgar Army would mean Bagrianov could easily expel them The speech climaxed cautious but intense activity directed by Bagria nov in the 10 weeks since lie became Premier. He prepared the ground for capitulation inside Bulgaria and established contact with the United States. Britain and Russia in ex ploratory talks at Ankara. No Mention of Russia. The 53-year-old leader, one-time adjutant of the late King Boris, called insistently for a "democratic" government. There was no men tion or any apparent allusion in his speech to Soviet Russia, with which Bulgaria has maintained relations throughout the war. The complete lack of mention of Macedonia and Thrace appeared to indicate that Bagrianov was ready to sacrifice those long-disputed ter ritories for peace—peace at almost any price. If the army is with him. Bagria nov presumably must satisfy what are generally accepted as two basic British-American conditions: Eviction of the Germans from Bulgaria and withdrawal of Bulgar forces from Macedonia and Thrace into Bulgaria s prewar frontiers. U. S. Merchant Ship Loss In South Atlantic Revealed Bj ihf Associat'd P ets. MIAMI. Fla.. Aug. 19.—A medium sized United States merchant ship was sunk in the South Atlantic by two tropedoes late in July without loss or injury to any of the 66 men on board. Lt. (j. g > Harold J. McCormick, in command of the 26-man gun crew, said the use of two flashlights and a couple of knives to cut boats and rafts free prevented lass of life. Fifty-three men still aboard the craft when the second torpedo ex ploded got safely away before the ship sank two minutes later. Lt. McCormick credited a seaman, Walter J. Smith (address unavaila ble!, with saving the lives of 14 men by getting a raft overboard and then hacking apart a 1-inch rope which fastened it to the vessel. The ship slid under the water a few seconds after the rope parted. The attacking submarine w^as not seen. The crew spent more than 30 hours adrift. A patrol plane sighted them and called a rescue vessel, which landed them at a Brazilian port. None of the men knew that all had escaped until they were as sembled aboard the rescue craft. Flyers Rescued Within Hour After Crashing in Ocean By the Associated Press. SAN DIEGO, Calif., Aug. 19.— Rescue of three marine flyers within 55 minutes after they were forced down at sea off Santa Cruz Island, 10 miles west of Santa Barbara, was reported yesterday by the 11th Naval District. The airmen, all attached to the Marine Corps air station at Santa Barbara, where Lt. John E. Harder, Morris. 111.. Tech. Sergt. Gardner Cromwell. Helena, Mont., and Sergt. John H. Smith, Tennille, Ga. None was seriously injured. A Coast Guard crash boat, piloted by Lt. Leon Rolnick, Bronx. N. Y., picked up the trio. Lt. Rolnick was directed to the men, floating in a life raft, by a Coast Guard plane piloted by Lt. David Oliver, Wilming ton. N. C. The air-seas rescue agency has saved more than 100 lives since op erations were started in the South ern California area last December. America's greatest weapon ia no secret . . . War Bonds! Police Round Up 10 Horses Racing Through Streets Ten horses today broke out of a j stable in the rear of 722 Eleventh' 'street S.E. and raced a mile before being rounded up by police at Sec ond street and Florida avenue N.E. j When police first received reports from startled citizens that thunder ing steeds were racing madly down Seventh street and recklessly eut j ting corners to turn into Florida avenue, the officers at first thought the animals had escaped from a van taking thoroughbreds to Upper Marlboro. Md.. where the racing season starts next week. A hurried call from Driscolls riding stable I convinced them otherwise. Then, while the policemen at No. 9 precinct stood around debat ing what to do. there was a rumble of hoof beats and the horses thun dered past the station house. Po licemen hurriedly piled into two squad cars and took up the chase. When the squad car finally caught up with the horses, six policemen, flourishing lariats western style, leaped op the backs of six horses and made the round-up. Nine Airmen Killed in Idaho As Army Bombers Collide Ey Thf Associated Presn. MOUNTAIN HOME. Idaho. Aug 19.—Nine airmen were killed in the collision of two Army bombers last night, the Mountain Home Army Airfield announced today. The collision occurred seven miles southeast of Mountain Home during a combat training flight. Seven men were aboard a B-24 Liberator and two men manned the A-29 modified Marauder bomber. The dead: Lt. Glen S Admvers. 23. Cald well. Idaho: Sergt. Archie M. King, 22. Memphis. Tenn.; Lt, Phillip M. Guthrie. 23. Newellton, La : Second Lt. Dorise C. Nickell. 22, Lexington, Ky.: Corpl. Harold T. Skottestad, 36, Milwaukee, Wis.: Corpl. Eugene S. Bingham. 20. Ronan. Mont.: Corpl. Howard F. Gallagher. 26, Chicago: Corpl. Milton G Billing. 24. New Holstein. Fond .Du Lac. Wis.: Pfc. Fay R. Windel, re, Tabor, Iowa. Risi Held to Grand Jury On Wife-Slaying Charge Victor O Risi. 3fi. of the 1000 block of North Carolina avenue S E was held for grand jury action yesterday in the Upper Marlboro Police Court on a charge of murdering his wife. Mrs. Lula Risi, 40. of 1330 G street N.E. near Oxon Hill. Md.. August 10, Through his attorney, former As sistant District Attorney Allen Krouse. Risi pleaded not guilty. According to the police, Risi stated that he was talking to his wife when she drew a gun from her pocketbook. He said he grabbed the revolver and then his mind went blank. Mrs Risi was shot four times. ! Two Cruisers and Carrier To Be Launched Tomorrow By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 19—The three battle vessels to be christened in the Philadelphia Navy Yard to morrow bring to 43 the number of battleships, carriers and cruisers built in the historic Delaware River Valley for use in this war, the 4th Naval District said today. The new’ ships—to be christened at the first triple ceremony in his tory—are the 27.000-ton aircraft carrier Antietam and the 13.000-ton cruisers Chicago and Los Angeles. All three were built simultaneously in dry docks as large as any in ex istence. Virginia Party Chief Questions Loyalty of Secretary to Glass By the Associated Press. RICHMOND. Va., Aug. 19.—'The party loyalty of Rixey Smith, sec retary to Senator Glass, Democrat, of Virginia, has been questioned by State Democratic Chairman Horace H. Edwards because Mr. Smith signed the petition for Mrs. Eliza beth C. Murray of Fairfax, who is running as an independent candi date for Congress in the 8th district against the Democratic nominee. Mr. Smith, one of the organizers of the "Virginia Committee of 100 for the Re-election of President Roosevelt and the Advancement of Progressive Democratic Principles.” replied to Mr. Edwards that his signing of the petition "is a matter between me and my own con science.’’ In response to an inquiry from Mr. Edwards, however. Mr. Smith said he would vote for all party nominees and that he wished he could be cer tain that this could be said "of many other Democrats in the State, including several nominees of the party.’’ Meanwhile Representative Smith of Alexandria has been declared the nominee of the party for re-election in the 8th district in accordance with the party plan. Mrs. Murray, daughter of former Senator William E. Chilton of West Virginia, at tacked the record of Representative Smith in making her announcement and also what she termed the Byrd Smith machine. Representative Smith has been aligned with the dominant State Democratic faction headed by Senator Byrd. The committee of 100 has denied that it is an anti-Byrd organization. Lawrence Michael of Arlington, a Republican, has also announced for Congress in the 8th district to make the contest a three-cornered affair. French Coast Explosions Shake Buildings in England By the Associated Prfcs. FOLKESTONE. England. Aug. 19. —A series of violent explosions in France during the night and morn ing shook buildings along the Eng lish coast. The blasts, coming from the direc tion of Le Havie and Dieppe, sug gested the Germans may be demol ishing installations. Villagers along the Channel, who four years ago were apprehensive that Hitler's forces would hop across, now are watching and listening to the war in France much in the manner of a man trying to follow a football game played in a blacked out stadium. Everything leads to the conclu sion that the war is moving rapidly up the coast of France. Army Identifies 6 Killed In South Dakota Crash By the Associated Press. RAPID CITY. S. Dak.. Aug. 19 — Names of six crew members of a B-17 Army bomber from the Rapid City s base who were killed Thurs day night when the plane crashed near Pierre. S. Dak., were an nounced last night. The dead included Lt. Arnold P. Sparmann. Secaucus. N. J.; Lt. Bob M. Biggers. jr., Hampton. Ark.; Lt. John F. Hanzes. Uniontown. Pa.: Lt. Arthur M. Lippman. Brookline. Mass.: Sergt. Samuel J. Lomazzo, Norwalk, Conn., and Corpl. Fred erick J. Breuning, Peru. 111. The three who parachuted to safety are Corpl. Harry F. Mroch, Detroit; Corpl. Sidney Nvlaan, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Corpl. George D. Honey. Sonoma. Calif. RESCUED AFTER 11 DAYS AFLOAT-Lt. Comdr. Robert H. Price of Webster Groves, Mo„ commander of Navy Air Group 25, which claims a record for sustained combat flying by carrier based planes, is shown being lifted aboard a destroyer after he had spent 11 days on a rubber life raft with only 8 ounces of water, a seagull and two small fish to keep him going. Comdr. Price was shot down in the midst of a Jap convoy off the Mari anas. The photo was released today with the disclosure mem bers of Air Group 25 have returned for a rest.—Navy Photo. Contracts for Bombers Cut Down in View of Relatively Low Loss By the Associated Piess. America’s losses In heavy bombers have been so much less than antici pated that production is being cut back gradually and 294,000 workers will be laid off in the aircraft indus try by next July, Maj. Oen. Oliver P. Echols said yesterday. At the vast F\>rd Willow Run plant in Detroit a reduction of 50 per cent will be effective by Decem ber. said Oen. Nichols, who is as sistant chief of air staff. Testifying before the Senate Com mittee on Disposal of Surplus War Property, he said that more than 1, 900,000 aircraft workers are now employed, and that “we figure ap proximately 100.000 will be cut out by the first of this year.” Senator Ferguson. Republican, of Michigan said the committee heard that 200.000 more men are needed in other phases of war production, and asked Gen. Echols why this num ber could not be released by the aircraft industry to “other employ ers right now." t “I don’t think they could place them properly,” Gen. Echols re plied, adding that “it's a question of shifting manpower.” He also said that while Willow Run employment will be reduced to roughly 15.000 by December, “We want to keep something” there in order to adjust-* production plans "if we’re wrong.” as m the recent instance when a shortage of tanks developed. Willow Run is “not counted on” for the production of B-29s, the Super Fortresses now being used to bomb Japan, "because of labor shortages,” Gen. Echols said. Since June the air forces reported $109,500,000 worth of surplus ma terial for disposal, Gen. Echols re vealed, including approximately $96,000,000 in aircraft and $13,500, 000 in other items, one-third of which was “sheep shearing” for fly ing suits. About $4,000,000 worth of the material has been disposed of. he said. About 8.000 "obsolete” planes have been turned over to the Surplus War Property Administration for dis posal and additional planes will be added in the “next two or three months.” he said. Troops Quell Minor Revolt Of Italians on Coast By the Associated Presa. SEATTLE. Aug. 19—United States troops, swinging night sticks, sub dued a minor revolt at Fort Lawton July 10 by Italian prisoners, who ob jected to being sent to Hawaiian work camps, a Seattle port of em barkation, spokesmen said yester day. Some Italians suffered minor in juries. but none was hospitalized and all were put aboard a ship for Hawaii. "The prisoners still were under the impression that the Axis was winning the war,” the official said. and believed Hawaii to be under constant attack, and a few’ of them resisted going because the Geneva convention forbids keeping prison ers of war in combat areas.” Army officers sgid the “prisoners involved were in a different- cate gory than members of the Italian service unit at Fort Lawton, who were attacked by. Negro soldiers in an incident this week. The service unit members are volunteers for work battalions, with the status of cobelhgerents. Thirty or More Injured As Theater Plaster Falls By thp Associated P:esj. PHOENIX, Ariz.. Aug. 19 —Thirty or more persons were injured last night in the crash of a large section of concrete plaster into the partly filled balcony of the Rialto Theater. Firemen said none was killed. It had not been determined how many were in the balcony. It seats about 300. The plaster broke up in chunks as it fell and firemen said this ap parently accounted for all escaping death. Considerable panic was created among those on the main floor when some one yelled fire. Three women fell at one exit, blocking those behind for a time. Jap-Americon Woman Gets Two-Year Term By the Associated Press. DENVER. Aug. 19 — One of three ' Japanese-American sisters convicted ! of conspiracy to commit treason. Mrs. Tsuruko “Toots" Wallace. 35. was sentenced yesterday to 2 years in the Federal Women's Reforma j torv at Alderson, W. Va., and fined j $1,000. Her sisters. Mrs. Florence “Flo’ Shivze Otani, 33, and Mrs. Billie Shitara Tanigoshi, 32. were given 20 month terms and fined $1,000 each by United States District Judge J Foster Symes. Mrs. Wallace was described by | Assistant United States District At ! torney Ivor O. Wingren as the lead er of a plot by the sisters to help free two German prisoners of wai from the Trinidad. Colo., intern ment. camp last October. They were ; convicted by a Federal Court jury j a week ago. Huge Expenditures For Rockets Predicted By the Associated Press. SEATTLE. Aug. 19.—Huge ex penditures for lockets were fore cast yesterday by Rear Admiral G. F. Hussey, jr.. chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Ordnance. At the peak of rocket produc tion.” Admiral Hussey said at a press conference, "we will be spend ing $100,000,000 a month for rockets of all kinds—airborne, shipborne and for use from the ground. That time will come within the first quarter of next year.” Tweed, Hero of Guam, Leaves for dakland By the Associated Press. PORTLAND, Oreg., Aug. 19.— Chief Radioman George Ray Tweed, U. S. N.. whose 31-month game of hide-and-seek with the Japanese on Guam Island made him a hero, left Portland by air for Oakland, Calif., yesterday. Orders for him to report to the Sand Point Naval Station at Seattle were cancelled, and he was sent south instead. He is to leave Im mediately from Oakland for Wash ington to report on his experiences to the Navy Department, the Navy Public Relations Office announced. On the Roll of Honor • Six District Area Men Killed, Two Wounded, Two Missing Jacob A. Bladt (Killed). LI. Saathararth (Prlsaaer). riifht OBeer Huchec (PrhcDer). i l Lt. Jo nee c (PriMncr). 11 Pvt. Davit (Prisoner). Staff Sergt. Padgett (Wounded). Marine Ttc. Tattle (WenndetO. 1 Sent. Cronin (Decorated). 8ix men from the District area have been killed in action, two have been wounded, two are missing, 'eight are prisoners and one was decorated, according to word re ceived here. Killed in Action Pfc. Harry J. Carlucci, 23. son of Mrs, Genevieve Carlucci. 2507 Brent wood road N.E., was killed July 2 While fighting with a Marine unit on Saipan. ! Pvt. Carlucci, who entered the Marines in May, 1942. was stationed at Parris Island. S. C.. Boston and San Francisco before going overseas In Decemoer of that year. He par- 1 ticipated in the fighting at Guadal canal, Tarawa and Bieto. He at tended Abbott Art School before entering service. Staff Sergt. Douglas F. Coultry, 26. nephew of Mrs. Helen E. Driscoll, 1754 Lanier place N.W.. was killed in action over Germany June 21. it was announced. He was tail-gunner on a Liberator bomber. The son of the late FYank Coultry, who was well known here as a Georgetown University athlete and sports promoter, and Mrs. Bessie Coultry, who is living in Santa Monica. Calif. Sergt. Coultry spent his childhood in Washington. Sergt. Coultry attended school in New York and Los Angeles He was overseas only two months before he was killed. Corpl. John S. Bo.vd. son of Mrs. Alice M. Boyd. 1020 Twenty-sixth street N.W., was listed as killed in action while serving with the Marine Corps A story was carried in The Star July 27. Pfc. Anthony D. Gentilcore. son of Mrs Mary D Gentpcore. 632 X street N.E., was listed as killed in action while serving with the Marine Corps. A story was carried in The Star July 27. Pfc. FAtd B, Hill, •soo-»f Baxter P. Hill. 1312 Emersonstr^t N.E., was listed as killed in action while serv ing with the Marine Corps. A story was carried in The Star July 27. Jacob A, Bladt. 19. torpedoman's mate 3d class, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bladt. Glenn Dale. Md. has been killed in action in the South Pacific. A native-of Washington, Mate Bladt was graduated from McKinley High School and was employed in the Army Map Service when he en listed in the Navy in December. 1942 He had been overseas since January. 1944. His parents, who lormerlv lived at 2905 Twenty-sixth street N.E., moved to Glenn Dale last June. Wounded in Action Staff Sergt. George E. Padgett, 20. was seriously wounded in action in New Guinea July 20. according to word received by his mother. Mrs. William Sullivan. 305 Twelfth street S.E. Sergt. Padgett, who attended Eastern High School and was for merly employed by the Apex and Atlas Theaters, enlisted in the i Army shortly after Pearl Harbor. He has been serving overseas for the past 18 months. A younger brother. Pvt. Doran W. Padgett, is serving with the infantry in France. Marine Pfc. William J. Tuttle. 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Tuttle, Laurel. Md.. has been wounded in action in the South Pacific. A native of Laurel. Pfc. Tuttle attended St. Mildred's Academy there and was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad as a carpenter's helper when he enlisted in September, 1942. He has been overseas since November, 1943. A brother, Staff Sergt. Charles Tuttle, was captured June 10 in France and is now in a German prison camp. Missing i Pvt. Mason T. Turner, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Mason Turner of Hyattsville, Md.. has been missing in action in Italy since July 23. the War Department has informed his parents. Pvt. Turner is a graduate of Hyattsville High School and entered the Army in September, 1943. He has been overseas since last March. His parents said they had recently received a postal card and a tele phone call from persons who • claimed they heard Pvt. Turner's name mentioned on a Berlin broad cast as a prisoner of war. ’ Pfc. J. Chase Fielding, 20, Infan try. has been missing in action ir Prance since July 30, the War De partment informed his parents, Mr and Mrs. Fred H. Fielding. 4421 !i Forty-fifth street N.W. He was with the 29th Division. Pfc. Fielding was graduated from Gonzaga High School, and com pleted two years at Georgetown College before entering' the Army in February. 1943. pis brother, A. Mason Fielding, is in the Air Forces Reserve. Pvt. James A. Fitsgerald. 19. whose aunt. Miss Lucille Rosedale, lives in : Beltsville, Md., has returned to ac tive duty with his paratrooper unit after being reported missing in France since the initial landings there on June 6, according to a War , Department telegram received by | Miss Rosedale. The Star carried a story listing Pvt. Fitzgerald as missing shortly after his aunt received a telegram 11 on July 21 reporting that her | nephew had not been heard from .'since D-day. Pfe. C'arlurci (Killed). Pfr. Fielding (Miftmnf). Prisoners Pvt. L.vle H. Davis. 20. brother of Miss Iva M. Davis, 1*67 Rhode Island avenue N.W., reported miss ing January 30 while serving with a tank corps in Italy, Ls a prisoner of the German government, his sister has learned. Pvt. Davis, a native of Clark, S. Dak . attended high school there and had enrolled in South Dakota College at Brookings. S. Dak. when he was inducted in February, 1943. He trained at Camp Campbell, Ky„ before going overseas. Flight Officer David YV. Hughes. 27, .son of Mrs. Carmen C. Colburn, 5918 Broad Branch road, previouslv re ported missing on a flight over Ger many May 8, is a prisoner of the German government. He was a bombardier on a Flying Fortress. A native of San Antonio, Tex., he attended Western High School, American University and the Cor coran School of Art. He was em ployed at the Public Library when he entered the service in September. 1941. and had been overseas since March, 1944t Second Lt. Clifford D. Jones, son of Wilmer J. Jones, 1315 C street N.E., previously reported missing on a flight over Germany, is a prisoner of the German government. He was a navigator on a Flying Fortress. Lt. Jones, a British subject, at tended McConough School in Balti more, St. Alban's here, the Univei sity of Virginia and the University of London. He enlisted and received his commission in 1942, trained in Louisiana and Texas, and went over seas in March, 1944. Second Lt. Gilbert L. Southworth. 25. son of Mrs. Leni L. Southworth. 914 Sixth street N.E.. previously re ported missing in a flight over Ro mania. May 18. is now listed as a prisoner of the Romanian govern ment. He was a co-pilot on a Fly ing Fortress. Lt. Southworth. a native of the District, attended Eastern High School and George Washington University. He was employed by the Chesapeake & Potomac Tele phone Co. before entering service in December, 1942. He received his wings at San Antonio, Tex., and went overseas in February, 1944. First LL Allen W. Gullion. jr„ husband of Mrs. Allen W. Gullion, jr„ 3333 Rittenhouse street N.W., was listed as a prisoner of the Ger man government. A story was car ried in The Star July 10. Second Lt. Wilfred W. Kirby, son of Mrs. Mary E. Kirby, 7400 Fort Foote road, Oxon Hill, Md.. was listed as a prisoner of the German government. A story was carried in The Star July 10. Second Lt. Stephen S. Simmer man, son of Mrs. Virginia M. Sim merman. 1616 Sixteenth street N.W., was listed as a prisoner of the Ger man government. A story was car ried in The Star July 12. Second Lt. Robert J. Kiernan. son of James F. Kiernan. 3880 Rodman street N.W.. was listed as a prisoner of the German government. A story j was carried in The Star July 16. Decorated | Sergt. James R. Cronin, 23. son of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Cronin 3707 Forty-third avenue. Cottage City, Md.. has been awarded the .Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service during the Attu Island cam paign. according to a War Depart ment telegram received by his par ents. The telegram stated that Sergt. Cronin had earned the decoration for heroic action as a radioman i attached to a field artillerv bat : talion during the fighting with the Japs on Attu from May 11, 1943 to |June 2, 1943. Born in Lynn, Mass.. Sergt. Cro , nin enlisted in the Army in 1939 . when his family was living in New York. They have resided in Cottage j City for the past two years and Mr. ,! Cronin is an employe of the Public Buildings Administration. Nazis May Move U-Boats From France to Norway > j By the Associated P:e.cs. j LONDON, Aug. 19.—The Germans i are expected to attempt removal of ; their submarine packs from French ! ports to Norway, the Norwegian ■ | government in exile heard today. A number of German destroyers ; of the Narvik class and U-boats have been seen oft the southern j Norwegian coast, reports said. The Berlin radio reported two i Allied motor torpedo boats sunk and one seriously damaged in a brief i battle before last night. One Ger ■ j man vessel was lost, the broadcast i added. There was no Allied con* 1 Urination. Britain Would Profit By Island Transfers, McKellar Declares Ft the Associated Press. Senator McKeller, Democrat, of Tennessee, who wants the United States to have permanent possession of British and French islands in the Caribbean, says he hasn't for gotten Prime Minister Churchill’s pointed statement that he had not been chosen as the King’s first min ister to preside over the liquidaton of the British Empire. But Senator McKeller says that Mr. Churchill and the British would be malting a good bargain if they deeded Bermuda to us, along with the Bahamas and other West In dies islands guarding the approaches to the Panama Canal. ’’Why,’’ he told a reporter today, ’it would be to the greatest ad vantage to the British if we toot over and fortified those islands. Loot at the map—the direct route from England to Australia Is through the Panama Canal. The British ought to be delighted to have us tate over the job of per manent protection.” Waging One-Man Campaign. So far, the 75-year-old Senator has been waging pretty much of a one-man campaign to put the Sen ate on record, by a formal resolution, as favoring the postwar acquisition not only of the islands in the South Atlantic but also the Japanese man dated islands in the Pacific, and Formosa, which the Japanese tools from China. In the case of the Japanese is lands, Senator McKellar says: “We : are entitled to them under the rules of war.” With the British, he adds. | “it would have to be by agreement, , of course." Most Senators on the Foreign Re : lations Committee were wary about | public comment on Senator Mc | Kellar’s move, but there was a dis j position to treat it as too ambitious and involving vast complications. tonnalij Noncommittal. The Senate's foreign relations chairman, Senator Connally, said: "My position has been that we are going to have to have bases both in the Atlantic and the Pacific for our own safety, but I say that as a general proposition, and not as a committal of support of the Mc Kellar resolution,” Senator McKellar saft he would ask to be heard soon before the Foreign Relations Committee, to which his resolution was referred. He also plans to talk with President Roosevelt about the resolution "as soon as I can.” saying he thought its success or failure would depend on the President's attitude. And he emphasized he hadn’t consulted Mr. Roosevelt. . He said he didn't regard the At lantic Charter or public statements of the President as ruling out the acquisition by this country of any island outposts it deems necessary for our future security. Warns Against "Grab." Warning against an "imperialistic Grab," Representative Clare Bcothe Luce. Republican of Connecticut said last night that America should not attempt the acquisition of is lands other than those mandated by Japan. “I believe the British will allow us what military, naval and aviation facilities we need to keep the peace in the Atlantic and Pacific,” she said, adding that "demands for anything more would be interpreted as an imperialistic grab, and in my opinion would be precisely that.” Mrs. Luce said the historic policy of the United States was to free lands with large native populations, and she asked, “why take them over since we are going to free them anyway?" The Japanese mandated islands in the Pacific, she told in terviewers. should come to us for military purposes. Acquisition of populated Islands not militarily necessary would give America racial problems, she said. Army Cards Will Help Veterans Get Jobs Back By the Associated Press. The Army has prepared cards to help discharged veterans get their old jobs back, and hopes that no employer will take the cards as in i vitations to write letters. The former employer of every man who left a job to enter the Army will receive one of the cards, con taining the man's name, date of discharge and date of birth—the last to avoid confusion between per sons of the same name. In addition, the Army announced yesterday the card contains a para graph informing the employer that its object is to help the yeteran re turn to civilian employment, that the veteran himself has complete data about his military service, and that “it Is therefore urged that no correspondence be entered into with the commanding officer of the sep aration center." “If correspondence is unavoid able." the card concludes, “it should be addressed to the Adjutant Gen eral. War Department, Washington." The card was suggested, the Army Lsaid. by representatives of several manufacturing companies. Autopsy Ordered in Dee*h Of Boy in Grid Scrimmage An autopsy on Albert James Murphy, 14. who died about 8:30 p.m. yesterday after a neighborhood football scrimmage, was ordered to day by Coroner A. Magruder Mac Donald. Albert was playing with friends on Seventh street near his home at 758 Ninth atreet S.E. when he collapsed. An ambulance took him to Gallinger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival by Dr. R. H. Hill. The boy had been in poor health and had given up a newspaper route ; for that reason. His father is James J. Murphy, an employe of the Dis trict Sewer Department. The boy was a ninth-grade student at the Hine Junior High School. Gold Rush Era Pioneer Dies in 8-Story Fall Br the Associated Press. SEATTLE, Aug. 19.—A painfully jailing 73-year-old Alaska gold rush 'era pioneer, who set up a funeral i trust fund and entered a mortuary contract a week ago. plunged eight stories to his death last night with a bullet wound in his head. Deputy Coroner Edson Farrar I identified him as Preston H. Rolfe i and said he apparently shot himself I while sitting in the window of hi* hotel room. A note ^sked that his cremated body be sent to his sister. Mrs. Carl Haupt, in Wabash, Ind., his native 'city.