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In French Thefts to Reveal 'Slimy' Defails By the Associated Press. PARIS, Dec. 26.—A high-ranking American officer predicted today that many “slimy” details would be unfolded in February, when the j Army brings to trial another batch 1 of United States servicemen accused of selling cigarets, gasoline and i other military supplies to the French black market. “I know of tanks sitting empty w-ithout a drop of gasoline while soldiers behind the lines peddled i It by the gallon,” the officer said! as he discussed thefts and hijack- j ing activities for w’hich scores of soldiers have already been sen tenced to prison terms ranging from j one year to life. His statement indicated new light! might be shed on the extent of1 American soldiers’ participation in j black market, although many gen- : eral officers have denied that the loss of supplies or gasoline—esti- j mated at several hundred thousand j gallons a week—has affected the current military' situation. Thefts on Big Scale. They pointed out that the lasses have occurred for the most part many miles behind the battle lines and that fuel supply levels In com bat areas are high. Nevertheless, details already un folded have revealed fantastic inci dends of Army truck drivers being ambushed on lonely roads and re lieved of vehicles and cargoes at gun point, or of drivers delivering loaded trucks to black market oper ators at fees reportedly ranging up to $6,000. Black market operations have been so extensive that they are said to have caused the recent breakdown of the cigarette supply for the Allied forces by funneling millions of pack ages into French brothels, .restau rants and private homes. More than 90 per cent of the cigarettes reached the black market by way of the armed forces, it was disclosed. Black Market Vast. Developing from operations that had a patriotic basis under German occupation, the French black market expanded in postinvasion days into a gigantic combine of deaiers in stolen goods, counterfeiters, white slavers and speculators. It reached staggering proportions and American soldiers were drawn into its opera tions Since D day, its chief source of supply has been the Army, from which it has drained gasoline, soap, food, cigarettes and post exchange items. For every American arrested for black marketing, 10 French civilians have been taken into custody, charged chiefly with having Amer ican equipment in their possession and selling it illegally. However, 95 per cent of this was delivered to their hands by Americans. French military and civilian gov ernments have stepped up their efforts to combat the situation. A total of 184 American officers and men are awaiting hearings at the new series of trials scheduled to open the first week in February. All are members of two special bat talions operating French railroads. Leyte Veteran's Baby Christened at Army Post By the Associated Press. BUSHNELL GENERAL HOS PITAL. Utah, Dec. 26.—Tiny Zemula ! Lee Arnold was christened yester- j day wffilie her smiling parents—the ! father a wounded veteran of the j battle of Leyte—looked on. The child was born in this mill- j tary hospital because her father, | Lt. Jesse Arnold, lost a leg in the Philippines fighting and couldn’t go j to Long Beach, Calif., to be with! his wife. The Army brought Mrs. Arnold here in a bomber. Born December 17, the baby un derwent a hernia operation imme diately after birth and has made satisfactory recovery. Col. Mortimer Chester, post chap- j lain at Bushnell. christened the in fant in the hospital nursery. The j parents sat in w'heel chairs at the j nursery door. Harmon, Actress-Wife Expecting Child In July By the Associated Pres£. i HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 26—Actress Elyse Knox and her husband Lt.t Tom Harmon, former all-America! football player at the University of I Michigan, are expecting a baby next July, she has announced. Miss Knox and Lt. Harmon were married at Ann Arbor, Mich., last August 26. She wore a bridal gown made of the silk parachute in which he dropped to earth after being shot down by a Japanese Zero plane in an aerial dogfight over China in October, 1943. Lt. Harmon's career with the Army Air Forces also Included a narrow escape when his plane crashed in a Brazilian jungle in April. 1943. He; now is stationed in the United States. Ex-Lt. Gov. Murphy Dies; Indicted in Bribe Case Fy the Associated Press. DETROIT, Dec. 26.—Former Lt.; Gov. Frank Murphy, who pleaded! guilty before a grand jury to bribery j in a conspiracy to influence enact ment of a bill in the Michigan Legis-! lature, died here last night from I heart disease. Mr. Murphy, who served as lieu tenant governor in 1941-42, was in dicted with four other men and two corporations by Judge Leland W. Carr's one-man grand jury w'hich is Investigating corruption in State government. He was charged with accepting and paying bribes in a conspiracy to influence adoption of a bill on distillery license fees. The others pleaded innocent. Mrs. Henderson Dies; Founded School for Girls E» the Associated Press. COLUMBUS. Ohio, Dec. 26.—Mrs. Frances Lucas Henderson, 71. wife of William E. Henderson, emeritus professor of chemistry at Ohio State University and a prominent figure In Eastern educational circles until her marriage, died yesterday. She had been ill of a heart con dition more than two years. Mrs. Henderson founded the Lin coln School for Girls at Providence, R. I. She also had taught in preparatory schools in Troy, N. Y., and Blairstown.kN. J. On the Roll of Honor— 8erg;t. Gordon (Killed) Pfc. Bromley (Killed) Pvt. Grove (Wounded) Pfc. Coleman (Wounded) Lt. Flynn (Wounded) ... wwwwmwwmvH0 Corpl. Bowman (Wounded) Killed Staff Sergt. Robert B. Gordon, 24 top turret gunner on a B-24. was killed in action over Italy on De cember 6. his wife, Mrs. jane Gor don, 1752 Irving street N.W., has been informed by the War Depart ment. Sergt. Gordon had completed more than 46 missions and had been recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross. A resident of Arling ton since childhood, he attended Washington-Lee High School, George Washington University and Benja min Franklin University. Before entering the service he was employed as an accountant with a construc tion company here. Mrs. Gordon said her husband had been overseas six months and had been expected to return home soon. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton A. Gordon, live at 440 North Monroe StrPPt Arlincrt/m Pfc. Kenneth S. Bromley, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Bromley, 802 Quintana place N.W., was killed in action in France November 14, the War Department has notified his parents. Pfc. Bromley studied engineering at Maryland University for two years before being called to active service in June, 1943. He was a stu dent of the Army Specialized Train ing Program at the Citadel, Charles ton, S. C., until the discontinuance of the program, and later was as i signed to the infantry and sent over seas last October. A native of Washington, he was graduated from Roosevelt High School and joined jthe Army Enlisted Reserve in No vember, 1941. Wounded Maj. Richard A. Danzi, 30. son of Mrs. Lily Danzi, 4821 Chevy Chase boulevard, Chevy Chase. Md., was wounded October 3 in France, the War Department has announced. He returned to active duty on No vember 14, according to word re ceived by his family. A veteran of the North African, Salerno and Cassino campaigns, Maj. Danzi has been awarded the Bronze Star. Before entering the Army in March, 1943, he was em ployed at the Kearney Oldsmobile Co. He was born on Long Island, New' York, and attended McKinley High School. First Lt. James W. Flynn, 30, hus band of Mrs. Esther H. Flynn, 5746 Colorado avenue N.W., was wounded in Germany October 2, the War De partment announced today. Mrs. Flynn said her husband’s right arm was paralyzed as a result of shrapnel wound. He now' is hospitalized irf England. Lt. Flynn, who received his pro motion to first lieutenant several days after being wounded, has been overseas since October, 1943. Before entering the service in April. 1941, he was a dental salesman here. He was bom in Hartford, Conn. Oorpl. Porter H. Bowman, 23, brother of Mrs Audrey L. Mason,; 1432 R street N.W., was wounded in Belgium on November 23, the War, Department announced today. He! Blood Quota (For District, Pentagon and Mobile Units.) District quota per week - 5,080 pints Donations last week 3.625 pints Donations Saturday. (Closed Christmas) 165 pints Today’s appoint ments .632 persons Appointments may be made with the Blood Donor Center in the Acacia Building, 51 Louisiana avenue N.W., by call ing District 3300 between 9 a.m j and 5:30 p.m. Thus far in this war, 1,034 | men from the District have been reported killed. -- now is recovering from a bullet j wound in the chest in a hospital in : England. Member of a cavalry unit, Corpl.1 Bowman has been overseas eight months. He was bom in Flint Stone, Md., and attended Central High School. Pfc. Sigurds M. Ekis, 21, son of the 1 late Ludvigs Ekis, former financial adviser to the Latvian Legation, was wounded in action November 19 in Germany, the War Department has notified his mother, w’ho lives at 1827 Ingleside terrace N.W. Mrs. Ekis said he now is recuperating in a hospital in England. Pfc. Ekis, who came to Washing- ; ton in 1940 with his parents, is a graduate of Central High School and attended George Washington Uni versity before his induction in Octo-! ber, 1943. Pfc. Ekis, who speaks several lan guages, recently figured in news dis patches which told how he trans- j lated the document which made the ■ surrender of Aachen official. His I mother said his knowledge of Ger- ! man also enabled him to assist in the capture of 36 Germans. Son of a career diplomat, he be came a naturalized American citizen after his induction, she declared. Pfc, Clarence E. Coleman, 22, was wounded for the second time Decern ssraw nc'-mhi mm Pfc. Ekis (Wounded > I Pvt. Carter (Wounded) Mai. Danii (Wounded) Pvt. Price (Wounded) ber 15, in the Pacific, the Navy De partment has informed his mother, Mrs. Sallie E. Cordle, Route 3, Vienna, Va. Pfc. Coleman was wounded the first time July 26. A native of Vienna, Pfc. Coleman ) was a Government employe in North Carolina when he entered the ma rines more than three and a half ■ years ago. He has been on duty in the Pacific more than two years. A brother, Corpl. Arnold R. Puller, is I also in the Pacific. Another brother, i Lawrence C. Coleman, recently was | honorably discharged from the |service. Pvt. Jerome D. Carter, 22, brother of Miss Beulah Carter, 2629 Thir 1 tieth street SR , was wounded in Prance October 2, the War Depart ment announced today. He has re turned to active duty with the in fantry, according to recent word re ceived by the family. Pvt. Carter was born near Fay ; etteville. N. C. After completing his ‘freshman year at George Washing i ton University he entered the Army in February, 1943. He received his basic training at Camp Pickett, Va.. and has been overseas since last August, Pvt. Paul C. Grove, 26, husband of Mrs. Helen W. Grove, Lovettsville, Va., was wounded October 4 in France, according to the War De partment. He has returned to active duty. After completing a course at the Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, he was employed for two years at the Potomac Electric Power Co. He entered the service last January and has been overseas since July. Pvt. Donald B. Price, 19 son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Price, 737 Thayer avenue, Silver Spring. Md., was wounded while fighting with an infantry unit in France on October 2, according to the War Department. A native of Silver Spring, he at tended the parochial school there before entering the Army in July, 1943. He received his training at Camp Van Doran. Miss., and shipped overseas last August. Mrs. Price said her son expects to be trans ferred to a hospital in this country shortly. First Lt. Peter J. Austin, husband of Mrs. Anne Cecelia Austin, 2320 Nineteenth street N.W.. was wound ed in the European area, the War Department has announced. Pvt. Charles F. Kiser, son of Mrs. Victoria Kiser, 6802 Roseville ave nue. Seat Pleasant, Md.. was wound ed in the European area, the War Department has announced. ric. Edward T. Dyer, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Prank L. Dyer, 4720 Ruatan street, Berwyn. Md., was wounded in action October 1 in Prance, the War Department an nounced today. A native of Prince Georges County. Pfc. Dyer is a graduate of Hyatts ville High School. He was employed at a College Park bowling alley be fore entering the service in March, 1942. He has received the Purple Heart. Pfc. Louis W. Caton, son of Mrs. Sara I. Caton, Route 2. Falls Church, Va.. has been wounded in the Euro pean area, according to a War De partment announcement. The following men were listed by the War Department today as wounded in action. Stories ap peared in The Star when the next of kin was notified. Staff Sergt. Earl H. Newton, son of Benjamin H. Newton, 943 G street S.W. Pvt. Merle L. Johnson, son of Mrs. Eva M. Johnson, Waldorf, Md. Pfc. Morris R. King, brother of Howard B. King, 3700 Upshur street, Brentwood, Md. Missing Lt. Rubin V. Poss, 23. of 147 Thir teenth street N.E., has been missing since a flight over Germany on November 2, his wife, Mrs. Beulah Poss. has been notified by the War Department. A Flying Fortress bombardier, he was awarded the Air Medal shortly before he was reported missing. A native of Washington and a graduate of Eastern High School, Lt. Poss was formerly a member of the District National Guard. After entering the service in 1940, he received his wings at Albuquer que, N. Mex. He has been overseas since September. Pvt. Charles Kuhn, 29. infantry man, has been missing in action in France since November 15, the War Department has informed his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Kuhn, 210 Twentieth street N.E. Before entering the Army last PFC. CHITTENDEN. CORPL. ALLEN. SERGT. BURNETT. In a “Back from the War” story in yesterday’s Star about three Arlington marines who became close buddies during 30 months of fighting in the Pacific, Sergt. Burnett’s name in advertently got under Pfc. Chittenden’s picture, and vice versa. Their pictures are correctly identified abovt •March. Pvt. Kuhn was an employe of the Sun Life Insurance Co. here. He was born in Richmond, Va.. and attended McKinley High School. He has two sons, Charles Patrick, 7 years, and Kenneth Wayne, 4 years. Warships Join Planes In Blasting Iwo Jima, 750 Miles Off Tokyo By the Associated Press. PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUAR TERS. Pearl Harbor, Dec. 26.—From' the air and sea American bombs! and shells crashed Sunday into Iwo: Jima as Super Fortresses, Liberators arid warships combined in an as sault on the Japanese island base only 750 miles south of Tokyo. tThe Tokyo radio said three of the big, far - ranging B-29s dumped incendiary bombs on Jo kyo itself, and on Yokohama and Shizuoka prefecture southwest of the imperial capital. There was no Allied confirmation.) The Iwo Jima attack was the sec ond in which warships and bomb ers acted in concert to plaster the island, in the Volcano group, from which the Japanese formerly launched raids on Saipan, base of the Tokyo-raiding Super Fortresses. The first Joint assault on Iwo was made December 7, and since then! there have been no Japanese raids on Saipan. In his communique. Admiral Ches-1 ter W. Nimitz gave no indication! of the size of the task force or of the number of B-29s participating in the sortie He said the warships bombarded Iwo's coastal defenses, and that shore batteries “offered some” return fire. He added that none of the American vessels was damaged. A Japanese destroyer escort ves sel was caught by the raiders and sunk by shellfire. Also destroyed were an enemy patrol craft and a medium landing ship. The heavy bombers were escorted by Lightning fighters, which strafed Iwo Jima’s airstrips and harassed! shore defenses. Opposition was! light, one enemy plane was de-! stro.ved on the ground and six others! damaged. Antiaircraft fire was! meager. Strategic Air Force bombers on1 the same day raided Chichi Jima, in the Bonins north of Iwo. concen trating on the airstrips. Marine fighters strafed Babel thuap in the Palaus group, firing buildings. Marine and Navy bombers con tinued attacks in an effort to knock out isolated enemy bases in the Marshall Islands. Philippines _(Continued From First Page t Fleets, the 5th Air Force and ma rine air units provided direct air support. On Mindoro Island to the north west, invaded December 15, the Japanese furnished little opposition either on the ground or in the air. but American bombers and fighters were active. Clark Field Raided. Liberators dumped 40 tons of bombs on Clark Field, near Manila, 150 miles north of the newly com pleted Mindoro airstrips. More than 50 intercepted rose, nut 18 were shot down and 2 more were listed as probables. One oomber was lost. (Domei, Japanese news agency, reported 20 Philippines-based American fighters and bombers raided Clark Field again today but were beaten off by “new Jap anese interceptor planes.” (The unconfirmed enemy broad cast did not make clear whether the interceptors were a new type or merely reinforcements flown in from Formosa or Japan. (The propaganda dispatch claimed six Lightnings and two Liberators were shot down and a few Japanese planes were miss ing.) Airdromes in the Visayan Islands of the Central Philippines took 132 tons of bombs on runways and in stallations. Sixteen parked planes were destroyed or damaged. Rabaul on New Britain Island in the Solo mons was hit by 115 tons, concen trated on airdromes. a $70 Taken From Churchgoer While standing on the steps of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1700 block of Rhode Island avenue N.W., where he had attended mass yesterday, Ensign Kevin 'Carroll, 4720 Twen tieth street, Arlington, lost his wal let containing $70 and his Navy identification papers to a pickpocket, he reported to police. i___ i Forrestal Says Navy Rules Sea and Air In Philippines Area The American Navy now domi nates the waters ground the Philip pine Islands and the air over them and Japanese air attacks have failed to disrupt American plans for con tinued heavy offensives, Secretary of the Navy Forrestal declared today. Acknowledging that naval forces in the Philippine area have suffered some damage, he said announce ments are delayed because “we do not wish the Japanese to know what ships they have hit, nor to what extent vessels have been injured, nor how soon they may be back in action.” This “necessary silence,” Mr. For restal continued in a statement, “has left the field clear for the Japanese to make fantastic claims, perhaps fishing for information. “Perhaps the best way to assess the results of Japanese air attacks against our fleets since the Second Battle of the Philippine Seas is to ask whether those attacks have dis rupted our plans for future action. They have not. The fall of Leyte and our landing on Mindoro are a concrete demonstration that they have not.” Secretary Forrestal said all losses to the United States Fleet up to and including the second Philippines Seas battle have been announced. Our losses included a light carrier, two escort carriers, two destroyers and a destroyer escort. Nearly 60 Jap naval craft were destroyed or damaged in the three-day fight. "The officers and men who fought in the second battle of the Philip pine Seas achieved one of the great naval victories of the war,” Mr. Forrestal said. “This action will go down, along with the battle of Mid way and the battles of Guadal canal. as one of the great, shatter ing blows struck against Japanese sea power. The public should not be led by false rumors of supposedly unannounced facts to deprecate the achievement of the officers and men of the 3d and 7th Fleets in that action.” Mr. Forrestal emphasized that "naval action in support of the re occupation of the Philippines did j not begin and has not ended with! this single battle.” He said it was “the most decisive event in what is really a prolonged naval campaign in support of Gen. Mac Arthur's land campaign in the Philippine Islands.” Mr. Forrestal’s statement, review ing the course of the Pacific war, pointed also to earner plane raids on Luzon, an amphibious attack on Ormoc and “our troops’ freedom from surface bombardment on Leyte and Mindoro” as further evidence that the Japanese air campaign has failed. Couple Who Bound Sheriff And Depufy in Idaho Seized Br the Associated Press. TWIN FALLS. Idaho. Dec. 26.— j A man and a woman were arrested yesterday after they allegedly bound ! Sheriff Warren W. Lowery and Dep- I uty Silas Givens when the officers' sought to question them concern- j ing a burglary. The two were arrested by police j officers on a residential street after | Apartment House Manager Claude H. Thomas telephoned for assist ance. saying he had been assaulted when he went to the apartment house basement and found the pair hiding there. Sheriff Lowery7 said he and Dep uty Givens questioned the pair at a tourist cabin. The woman sud- j denly drew a gun, Sheriff Lowery I said, and held it while her com- i panion disarmed the sheriff and his assistant, tied them and left them in the tourist cabin. The officers managed to free j themselves and Sheriff Lowery j headed a posse that rounded up j the couple after the apartment! house manager's tip. Brother of Two War Victims Gets Army Release in France First Lt. Edward P. Valaer, 25, of 3211 Adams Mill road N.W., two of whose brothers have been killed in action, is coming home from active duty in France, the War Depart ment has informed his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Vafber, Jr. Another brother. Tech. Sergt. Peter J. Va laer, 3d, Medical Corps, is now on duty in Italy. Mrs. Valaer said the War Depart ment told the family that Lt. Valaer is being released because Second Lt. Albert C. Valaer and Ensign Charles W. Valaer had been killed in action. Lt. Valaer was killed in August at Rio Hato, Panama, and Ensign Va laer lost his life in combat in the North Atlantic last March. Lt. Valaer, a native of Washing ton, Is a graduate of Western High School and of North Carolina State College at Raleigh, N. C. Peter and Charles also graduated from West ern High School, while Albert went to Central High School. Lt. Valaer went into the service as a second lieutenant after his graduation from college, and received his first lieu tenant's commission before going overseas last April. His mother said he has seen action at Anzio, in the liberation of Rome and with Lt. Gen. Alexander M. Patch’s Army in Prance. Lt. Valaer's wife, Mrs. Ruby Leah Valaer, who has been living with her parents at at Columbus, Ohio, is expected to be on hand with their 2-year-old daughter Nancy Carol when he returns to Washington. Publication Urged for Forum Between Mrs. Luce and Troops By the Associated Press. ROME. Dec. 26.—The Rome edi tion of the Army newspaper Stars and Stripes declared today that de tails of an open forum discus sion between Representative Clare Boothe Luce, Republican, of Con necticut and service personnel should be made public. The editorial said Red Cross of ficials, who arranged the lively ses sion December 22 at the Red Cross Club, had reported such forums were made possible with Important speak ers "only because they were always oft the record.” "Representative Luces discussion had no relation to military security,” the newspaper said. "It was large ly political, it was very contro versial and it certainly was provoca tive. “It concerned the postwar world. It concerned American institutions and the directions in which they are heading. It concerned Jefferson as well as the current holder of our highest office, Franklin D. Roose velt. Representative Luce dished out criticism and received it in turn from an alert and enthusiastic au dience. “* * * It is doubly regrettable that service men and women who were not there cannot share in the benefits of such a discussion.” Stars and Stripes reported that Mrs. Luce, who visited Italy with the touring House Military Affairs Committee, would return to Rome today after spending Christmas in a 5th Army forward sector. Her visit included a jeep trip to units 5 miles from the German lfhes. Mrs. Luce will give a 15-minute broadcast from Rome at 4:15 p.m. today, the Blue Network announced in New York. World Air Commerce Association Mapped By International Group By the Associated Press A world organization to promote aerial commerce would be estab lished under plans drawn up by a group of international airline oper ators. The group has just sent to sev eral hundred airline officials through out the world a tentative draft of articles of incorporation for the world association, plus an invita tion from Cuba to meet in Havana on April 16 and complete the or ganization. The movement for such an organ ization was begun at Chicago during the International Civil Aviation Conference. An eight-member Draft ing Committee was appointed and met in Washington the week of De cember 11 to drawn up articles of association. The draft, with statements by the committee and by Col. Edgar S. Gor rell, president of the Air Transport Association of America, are included in a booklet being mailed out from Col. Gorrell’s office. The association would probably have its headquarters in Chicago. The proposed articles list its objec tives as: 1. To promote safe, regular and economical air commerce. 2. To provide means for collabora tion among air transport enterprises. 3. To co-operate with other inter national organizations. Bride of Three Months Leaves Tommy Warner By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 26.—Tommy Warner, jr.. millionaire manufac turer, and his actress bride. Anne Sterling, have separated, her lawyer said yesterday. Seabee FatherSpendsChristmas AtSideofGirl,IIIWith Leukemia Ey the Associated Press, AURORA, 111,, Dec. 26.—“She wants me every time she wakes up— and I'll be here,” Seabee M. F. At taway said yesterday as he con tinued his vigil at the bedside of his 7-year-old daughter, Patricia, vic tim of a blood disease. Chief Petty Officer Attaway, who arrived home a month ago after traveling 8,000 miles from the South Pacific, spent Christmas in the hos pital room with Patricia. Appear ing weary from lack of sleep, Mr. Attaway said he was reconciled that his daughter cannot recover from her illness, lymphatic leukemia. “I thought I had seen some pretty I rugged times down in the Admiral ties,” Mr. Attawav said, “but nothing I’ve ever seen or imagined can com pare with this.” His leave, which would have ex pired shortly after Christmas, has been extended 15 days. * Dr. M. Thomas, Patricia's physi sian, said her life was gradually slip ping away, and it was only a ques tion of days until her death. I RADIO ! | RE PA IR S I $ FREE ESTIMATE i J While You Wait \ J given on any type of ra- \ \ * dio brought into the j; J store. Reasonable Prices * * For Quick High-grade ]. J Repairing. Oldest Ra- j; * dio Company in the >• 1 City. In business 22 i X years. j; | TUBES TESTED FREE X TUBES, PARTS FOR SALE I STAR f | RADIO t 409 11th St. H.W. ! » > !3 Doore Above Pa. Ave. 1 DISTRICT 4700 J Seabee Learns Long- Time Friend Is His Mother Ej the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26. — A mother, who had watched, talked and corresponded with her boy for 23 years without his knowing she was his mother, celebrated Christ mas with him for the first time. She is Mrs. James H. Fisher of suburban Van Nuys. The boy, Charles F. McGuide, now 26, is a petty officer with the Seabees. When Charles was an infant in Detroit, Mrs. Fisher, who then wes Mrs. Charles B. Fuller, a widow, gave the child to an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Chester McGuire of Edgewater, Colo., for adoption. For years Mrs. visited the youth, wrote to him, but never let him know she was his mother. He grew up, married, joined the Seabees and was wounded in the Marshall Is lands. He came back for hospitali zation. He learned the truth the other day about his mothers identity, called her up and spent a 72-hour leave from the hospital with her. The American way is the way they pay, so buy more War Bonds and buy today—the Sixth War Loan drive. 356 Violent Deaths Reported in Nation Over 3-Day Holiday By the Associated Press. The Nation’s toll of violent death! over the three-day Christmas holi day was at least 356, an Associated Press survey disclosed today. The number was 17 more than those re corded over a similar period in 1943. Accidents on the highways, as predicted by safety experts, claimed the most lives. The survey showed 212 persons were killed in auto mobile smashups. The National Safety Council’s estimate for the period from midnight Friday to today was about 275 motor vehicle fatalities. In 1943, the Christmas holiday traffic toll was 216 of the total of 339 violent deaths. Plane crashes, fires, falls, shoot ings, drowning and other violent forms of death were reported throughout the country as the Na tion observed the long w'eek end rest period. Three separate plane smashupa cost the lives of 20 persons,' includ ing 10 soldiers in an Army trans port flying to Minneapolis who were killed when the ship crashed near Harrisburg, Pa. Five other Army flyers lost their lives in a plane crash at Ridgely, Tenn., while five servicemen were killed in the crash of a transport near Indianap olis. Of the total violent deaths, 94 were recorded as from miscellane ous causes, 50 resulting from fires and 1 from weather. By States, California reported the largest num ber of fatalities—42, including 35 traffic deaths. Pennsylvania ranked second with 27 and New York and Illinois were next with 23 each. Col. Wolfinbarger Hurt In Leap From Damaged P-38 Col. Willard R. Wolfinbarger, 3145 Newark street N.W., was slightly in jured when the landing gear, of his P-38 fighter plane jammed shortly before an attempted landing off a beachhead in the Dutch East In dies and he was forced to bail out over the water. Col. Wolfinbarger cut the switches of the plane before jumping, ac cording to a dispatch from the 13th Army Air Force Fighter Command, of which he is deputy commander. However, while climbing from the cockpit he apparently turned them on again by accident, the dispatch stated. While hundreds of soldiers watched, Lt. James E. Fritsch, another P-38 pilot, was ordered to shoot the run away plane from the sky to pre vent it from crashing on the beach and endangering the lives of per sonnel. Col. Wolfinbarger suffered a cut on the nose and a hard blow on his left temple. The shock of the para chute’s sudden opening caused the rip cord or part of the harness to strike him in the face, it was be lieved. Col. Wolfinbarger s wife, Mrs. Olga L. Wolfinbarger. and their 4-vear-old daughter, Loren, live at the Newark street address. 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