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Today's Casualty Lists (National.) Army killed__ 524 Army wounded__2,404 Army missing_ 402 Army liberated_ 336 Navy killed_ 133 Navy wounded_ 505 Navy missing.. 39 Thus far in this war 1,514 men from the District area have been reported killed. Killed Robert V. Daly, 37, chief radio electrician, U. S. N„ whose wife, Mrs. Marguerite M. Daly, dives at 101 Xenia street S.E., was killed April 19 in a plane crash in the Pacific area. Mi-. JJaiy served in me wavy 17% years. During 1941, 1942 and 1943 he served in the North Atlan tic. He returned to the United States in October, 1943, and was sent to the Pacific in May, 1944. Born in New Brunswick, N. J., he was -stationed in Washington on two occasions. His wife is the daughter of Mrs. William Cochrane of the Xenia street address. Mr. Daly had been recommended for promotion to lieutenant, junior grade, his wife said. He was a graduate of the New Brunswick High School and the National Ra dio Institute and took postgraduate work at Rutgers Preparatory School. While in Washington he attended the Navy Radio Materiel School. In high school he received letters for football, baseball, basket ball and track. rvi. n<mci n. ? infantry, whose wife. Mrs. Evelyn A. Van Cleve. lives at 1751 Lyman place N.E., was reported to have died of wpunds April 9 in Ger many. A native of Worthington, Minn., he lived in the District five years and was a Post Office truck driver before entering the service last October. He had been over seas two months. Mrs. Van Cleve is a clerk at the Northeast Post Office. A son. Don ald Lee, 3, also survives. Four broth ers are in the service overseas—Capt. Harry Van Cleve, in Germany; S/Sergt. Kenneth Van Cleve, who has been wounded twice and is now hospitalized; Ensign Merle Van Cleve, at sea, and Pfc. Roger Van Cleve, in the Hawaiian Islands. Stories about the following, re ported on today's official casualty list as killed in action, appeared in The Star after next of kin were notified: Pvt. Charles O. Frinks, whose wife, Mrs. Faye P. Frinks, lives on Route; 3, Alexandria, Va. S/Sergt. Benjamin S. Stalcup, son of Mrs. Mary I. Stalcup, Route 2,j Falls Church, Va. Wounded Sergt. Robert E. Caine, jr., 20. Ma rine Corps, son of Mrs. Dixie J. Caine, 4021 Benton street N.W., was wounded the second time February 19 on Iwo Jima, He suffered a machine-gun wound in the left leg, where he was wounded by shell fragments last August 1 on Tinian. His mother, an administrative as sistant in the office of the actuary, Social Security Board, said he is now hospitalized at New River, N. C. Sergt. Caine is a graduate of Ran dolph-Macon Academy, Front Royal, Va., and was attending the Univer sity of Virginia when he entered the service in December, 1942. He went overseas in January, 1944. While at Randolph-Macon, he was varsity captain of baseball and co captain of varsity football. T/5 John R. Pinkham, 26, armored forces, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Pinkham, 2032 Perry street N.E., suf fered a bullet wound April 21 in Italy. He is now hospitalized there. T/5 Pinkham participated in the North African, Sicilian and Italian campaign. He entered the service in October, 1941, and went overseas in May, 1942. Born in Jersey City, N. J„ he lived in the District 19 years and was graduated from McKinley High School. He also attended Strayer’s Business College and worked at the Village Theater before entering the Army. A brother, Seaman 1/c Ed ward Pinkham, at the Great Lakes (111.) Training Station. f vi. naipn n. vaaeaux, 10, marine Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Cadeaux, 1836 Ingleside terrace N.W., was wounded on Iwo Jima April 20. He suffered shell fragment wounds in the back and is now hos pitalized. His mother said he wrote he “got three Japs and helped get eight." A graduate of Central High School, he entered the service nine months ago and went overseas last September. A brother, Corpl. Al bert H. Cadeaux, is with the Army in France. Pfc. William C. Sohr, 23, infan try, whose wife, Mrs. Eleanor A. Sohr, lives at 912 Quincy street N.E., was wounded in Germany April 17. His wife said he suffered shell frag ment wounds in the face and had written he expected to rejoin his outfit soon. The couple have two children, Eric, 2, and Elaine, 8 days. Pvt. Sohr entered the service in January, 1941, after having been a member of the National Guard, and went overseas in February, 1945. Bom in Yonkers, N. Y., he had lived in the District several years. He was employed by the General Account ing Office before entering the service. Pfc. Aubrey H. Terrell, 34, infan try, son of Mrs. Lessie W. Terrftl, 2815 Twenty-seventh street N.W., was reported wounded April 19 in Germany. His mother said he was injured when a bridge collapsed while he was crossing it. Formerly a resident of Richmond, Va., he lived in the District’ 17 years. Pvt. Terrell entered the service in December, 1943, and went over seas last January. He attended Central High Schdol and Benja min Franklin University, and at the time he entered the service was owmer of the National Air Condi tioning Co. Pfc. Wilbur E. McCullen, jr., 25, armored forces, son of Mr. and Mrs. McCullen, 817 Duke street, Alexandria, Va., suffered leg wounds April 20 in Germany. A daughter, Mary Lou, 4, lives with Pvt. Mc Cullen’s parents. Pvt, McCullen entered the serv ice last June and went overseas in February. He is now in a hospital in France. One brother, Thomas H. McCullen, is a Navy medical eorpsman in the South Pacific. An other brother, Robert G. McCullen, has been honorably discharged Irom the Army after having been in jured in training. Pfc. Charles R. Williams, jr., 25, Infantry, whose wife, Mrs. Dorothy L. Williams, lives at 3912 Burns place NJS., suffered a head wound April 12 in Germany. He was dis "charged from the hospital and re turned to duty April 24, his wife said. Bom in Hagerstown. Md., Pvt. Williams lived here for 10 years and worked at the Government Print ing Office befqje entering the serv ice in July, 1943. He went overseas last July. The couple have one child, Karen, 2. Pvt. Williams’ par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Williams, live at 1508 North Capitol street. A brother. Coxswain Kenneth Wil liams, is in the Navy. Pfc. Thomas J. McCawley, 20, a paratrooper, son of Dr. Walter E. McCawley, 816 B street S.E., was wounded April 18 in the Pacific area. He entered the service in February, 1943, and went overseas in January, 1944. He saw action in New Guinea, Luzon and Corregidor, his father said. A native of the District, he was graduated from St. Peter’s Parochial School, and attended Gonzaga High School. i/o Chester Winley, 19, son of Mrs. Adele Winley, 1212 Third street N.W., was wounded April 15 in the left leg in Germany. He entered the service in April, 1944, and was sent overseas about six months ago. T/5 Winley was born in North Caro lina. Pfc. Jesse L. Day, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Day, Route 1, Gaithersburg, Md., was wounded April 15 in the Pacific area. Mr. Day said his son had been overseas about two years. Pvt. Wong Jung Gay, 26. infantry, was wounded in action March 20 on Luzon. His brother, Wong Lung Foo, lives at 1629 North Capitol street. Pvt. Wong was born in Canton, China, and came to this country in 1938. He was employed at a restau rant here before entering the serv District Blood Donations Appointments Saturday. 134 persons Appointments broken Saturday _ 35 persons Appointments may be made with the Blood Donor Center in the Acacia Building, 51 Louisi ana avenue N.W., by calling District 3300 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Volunteer women are needed as daytime drivers in the Mo tor Corps, which transports 80 per cent of the blood donors. Call Republic 8300, Branch 137. ice in February, 1944. Pvt. Wong was sent overseas last September. In a letter to his brother, he indi cated he expected to be returned to action soon. Pfc. Fred Sneed, 20, son of Mrs. Rosie Sneed, 1124 Eighth street j N.E., was seriously wounded in ac-1 tion April 16 in Germany. Overseas! since September, 1943, Pvt. Sneed: is a veteran of the initial landings1 on the Normandy beachhead. His outfit received a Presidential unit citation. Born in Washington, Pvt. Sneed attended Armstrong High School. He won an art competition and was awarded a scholarship to Commer cial School of Art, where he re ceived a diploma. Pvt. Sneed was employed by the Don Doughnut Co., before entering the service in March, 1943. Two brothers are j also in the Army. Sergt. Zebedee: Sneed, jr., is in Germany and Pvt. j Lawrence Sneed is stationed in this country. Pvt. James W. Edwards, brother of Miss Ada M. Edwards, 805 Flori da avenue N.W., was listed on to day's official casualty report as wounded in the European area. , Pfc. Daniel M. Gibbs, son of Mrs. j Edith M. Gibbs, 4802 Apache street,! Branchville, Md., was reported on today’s official casualty list as wounded in the European area. Stories about the following, re ported as wounded on today's of ficial casualty list, appeared in The Star after next of kin were notified: Pvt. Raymond T. Edwards, Marine Corps, whose wife lives at 3609 Tenth street N.W. Pfc. James A. Havenner, whose wife, Mrs. Mary K. Havenner, lives at 1609 Seventeenth place S.E. William E. Day, pharmacist’s mate 2/c, whose wife, Mrs. Helen W. Day, lives on Route 1, Silver Spring. Pfc. John W. Breen, son of Mrs. Mary B. Collins. 6622 Wells Park-: way, Riverdale, Md. Missing Lt. (j. g.) Charles E. Weickhardt, jr„ 23, U. S. N. R., son of Lt. Comdr. and Mrs. Weickhardt, 1239 Forty fifth place S.E., was reported missing March 29 in the Pacific area. Lt. Weickhardt was a fighter pilot at tached to an aircraft carrier. He entered active duty in January, 1940, after having entered the naval re serve at the age of 17, his mother said. A native of the District, he was graduated from Eastern High School and had attended George Washing ton University before going over seas in November, 1943. He spent 14 months overseas, his mother said, and had been awarded the Air Medal. He had been recommended for the gold star in lieu of a second Air Medal, his mother said. A brother, Dr. George D. Weickhardt, is attached to St. Elizabeth’s Hos pital. Stories about the following, listed on today’s official casualty list as missing, previously appeared in The Star when next of kin were notified: Edward G. Curtin, aviation radio man 2/c, whose mother, Mrs. Mary K. Curtin, lives at 223 Bryant street N.E. Sergt. William W. Millan, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Millan, 923 North Kansas street, Arlington, Va. > Liberated Pfc. John F. Inman, 21, Infantry, son of Mr, and Mrs. W. H. Inman, 602 Gallatin street N.W., who was reported on today’s official casualty list as missing April 14, has been liberated, his parents have been in formed. Pvt. Inman entered the service in July, 1943, and went over seas in May, 1944. He was wounded January 4. A brother, T/5 William J. Inman, is in Hawaii, and a sister, WAC Corpl. Sarah K. Inman, is in New Guinea. Pfc. Emile J. La Pointe, jr, whose wife, Mrs. Florine La Pointe, lives at 2607 Hamlin street NX, and who was reported on today’s official casualty list as missing, has been liberated, his wife has been in formed. Pvt. La Pointe is a native of Syracuse, N. Y., and never lived in this area. His wife is an em ploye of the Federal Bureau of In vestigation. Pvt. La Pointe was captured April 2 in Germany and liberated April 21. Corpl, Carroll P. Whitelock, 33, infantry, whose wife, Mrs. Myrtle Whitelock, live* at 1831 Second street NX, and who previously was Specialist Daly (Killed) rrt, Van Cleve (Killed) T/5 Pinkham (Wounded) <Pfc. Terrell (Wounded) Pfe. Williams (Wounded) FTt. Codeoux (Wounded) Pvt. Won* (Wounded) Pfc. Sneed (Wounded) Lt. (J. r.) Weiekhardt (Missinc) Serft. Caine (Wounded) g iff Corpl. Whitlock (Liberated) mmm Pfc. Inman (Liberated) reported a prisoner of war, has been liberated. He entered the service in February, 1943, and went overseas last October. A resident of the District 15 years, Corpl. Whitelock was a contract re viewer for the General Accounting Office before entering the service. Pvt. Billy W. Moore, whose wife, Mrs. Jane Moore, formerly lived in Nebraska Hall, Arlington Farms, Va., was reported liberated in Ger many after having been previously listed as a prisoner of war. Stories about the following, listed on today's official casualty list as liberated in Germany, previously appeared in The Star after next of kin were notified: Pvt. Arthur R. Padgett, whose wife, Mrs. Gertrude C. Padgett, lives at 541 Seventh street S.E. Pfc. W'oodrow F. Strong, * whose wife, Mrs. Georgie L. Strong, lives at 6601 Allegheny avenue, Takoma Park, Md. Heinrich Himmler's Whereabouts in Doubt By the Associated Press. LONDON, May 14.—The where abouts of Nazi Gestapo Chief Hein rich Himmler remained in doubt to day as unconfirmed reports that he was in Allied custody were followed by equally unauthenticated asser tions that he is still hiding out somew-here in Germany. A dispatch from Paris yesterday ; said an officer returned from the j front had declared Himmler to be I in Allied custody after being held under house arrest by Grand Ad miral Karl Doenitz, but supreme headquarters said it had “no con firmation of the rumor.” A BBC broadcast later said Him mler was still at large, but “officers I of the German high command have seen Himmler within the last few days and declared he was hiding nearby, guarded by SS troops.” Meanwhile, the Allied-controlled Luxembourg radio said Hermann Goering would be tried for the de struction of the Czech town of Lidice and the murder of its towns people. The broadcast added that Czech and Polish representatives would act as prosecutors and that Walter Darre, former German food min ister, accused of being Goering’s as sistant in the Lidice massacre, also would face war crimes charges. Dr. George Vaillanf, 44, Noted Scholar, Kills Self By the Associated Press. VALLEY FORGE, Pa., May 14.— Dr. George Valllant, 44, director of the University of Pennsylvania Mu seum, was found shot to death be side a swimming pool at his home near Valiev Forge last night. Deputy Coroner Fred Manship said he issued a certificate of suicide. Mr. Manship said Dr. Vaillant's wife, Susanna, told him the widely known scholar mowed the lawn yesterday morning and went in the house to take a nap. Later he went out, Mr. Manship quoted Mrs. Var iant as saying, and she went to search for him when he failed to return. She found him with a bullet wound in the mouth, inflicted by his own revolver, Mr. Manship said. Dr. Valllant had been directer of the university museum for four years and had come here from the American Museum of Natural His tory in New York. He was sched uled to leave for Spain in July as a representative of the Office of War Information, Mr. Manship said. He was active in archeological work and at one time was a cultural relations attache of the American Government, assigned to Peru. Eire Farmers Fined Eire is fining farmers not comply ing with compulsory tillage orders. Two With D. C. Ties Are Killed in Action S Sergt. Betta Potas and Pvt. Sid ney I. Meyers, whose next of kin live in the District area, were reported Killed on today's official casualty list. Neither of the.......... two soldiers ever was a resident of the District area. S Sergt. Potas, 24, mountain in f a n t r y. whose former wife, Mrs. Cora R. Patterson, lives at 6566 Parkway, Riverdale, Md., was killed April 14 in Italy. En listing shortly after the war started, Sergt. s/seret. Fota». Potas served as a ski trooper in the Aleutians before returning to the United States for duty as a ski tu tor and his latter assignment to Italy, where he had served since Christmas. Sergt. Fotas was brought to this country as a child from his native Finland, and later returned there for his schooling. He previously had served in the Russo-Finnish War. Pvt. Meyers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hyman Meyers, 49 K street N.W., was killed in action in Italy, April 17. Born in Baltimore, he was graduated from Baltimore City Col lege and was a premedical student at Johns Hopkins University before entering the service. Pvt. Meyers parents moved here two months ago. Capt. Brown Is Freed; Ex-lop Ace in Europe Capt. Henry W. Brown, 21-year old Arlington flyer who was taken prisoner by the Germans after chalking up his 30th victory to be come the leading ace in the Euro pean theater, is safe in London and expects to be home soon, his mother, Mrs. Addison Grant, 5017 North Twenty-fifth street, Arlington, told The Star today. Mrs. Grant said she just received a cable from the flyer, who despite a childhood arm injury became one of America’s "hottest fighter pilots," saying he is "safe in London” and will “be home soon.” Mrs. Grant said her son proba bly is awaiting transportation to this country. She said he gave no particulars of his release from prison. A former Government clerk, Capt. Brown was reported missing October 3, in a flight over Germany and was later reported a German prisoner. A Mustang pilot, he holds the Dis tinguished Service Cross, the Flying Cross and the Air Medal with several Oak Leaf Clusters. A native of Dallas, Tex., he at tended McKinley High School here. He entered the Army Air Forces in 1941. Czech Premier Gives First Credit to Reds By the Associated Press. MOSCOW, May 14.—Prime Min ister Zdenek Fierlinger of Czecho slovakia gave the Russians first credit today for defeating Germany and freeing his republic. His views were expressed in a message to Premier Stalin: “This tremendous military victory was achieved thanks over all to the heroic and unexampled deeds of the Red Army and the Soviet Un ion.” Fierlinger formerly was Czecho slovak Ambassador to Moscow. James A. Spicer, 101, Celebrates Birthday With Family Here The 101st birthday anniversary of James Albert Spicer is today, but it was observed yesterday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lush baugh, 7115 Ninth street N.W., where he cut his birthday cake and drank a toddy of apple brandy, sugar and water. Mr. Spicer is one of Virginia’s 19 remaining Confederate veterans. He lived all hls life in Orange County until he came to Washing ton two years ago. He did not retire from active work as a miller until eight years ago. Except for imperfect hearing, he says he is in tip-top condition. Besides Mrs. Lushbaugh, he has another daughter and two sons, four grandchildren and two great-grand children. All who could come were there yesterday to help him cele brate. About 18 months ago Mr. Spicer I fell down 12 steps and pouted when I a doctor was summoned. He has had no need to see a physician since. Mr. Spicer follows current events by reading the newspapers and list ening to the radio and keeps track of neighborhood activities by watch ing from a front-room window at the Lushbaugh home where he sits propped up on a couch. The toddy yesterday was not re served for such occasions as birth days. He takes one whenever he feels the urge, according to his family. He doesn’t smoke, but en joys a chew. > _ DRAFTING MATE RIALS MUTH 710 I3£ Lease-Lend Shipments To Russia Won't Be Affected for Present By the Associated Press. A review of the entire lease lend program, including Russia’s part in it, is under way as a result of victory in Europe. But for the present at least, ship ments to the Soviet are unaffected. Russian-bound vessels at sea, those loaded and ready to depart and those in process of loading will complete their voyage. High Government officials in a position to know made that clear to day in amplifying a statement from Foreign Economic Administrator Leo T. Crowley. Announcing a "re-examination and review” of lease-lend Saturday night, Mr. Crowley said that "pend ing its completion, new shipments to Europe are being held up except those distined to countries now at war with Japan, or to countries through which redeployment of our troops now in Europe will be facili tated thereby.” Although Russia is not at war with Japan, a half - million Japanese troops who otherwise could be hurled against the Pacific Allies are on duty on the Soviet-Manchurian border. The weight to be given that fact in determining future lease-lend commitments to Russia undoubtedly is one phase of the review, made necessary by congressional restric tions on the mutual aid program. These specify that lease-lend as sistance is to be given only those countries contributing to victory and is not to be used for postwar reha bilitation. Mr. Crowley emphasized this in his announcement. "Accordingly, it is necessary,” he said, “to review lease-lend programs so that American resources will be distributed in such a way as to make the utmost possible contribu tion to victory in the major war which we have still to win.” No Slap at Soviet Intended. Observers were warned against concluding that Mr. Crowley’s an nouncement intended any “slap at Russia” and advised that the ban against “new shipments to Europe” concerns solely an end to the supply stream directed against now-de feated Germany. Officials directly concerned said any squeeze on Russia was Inci dental,. and part of a reorientation of lend-lease inevitable with the end of German fighting. Although reluctant to discuss fu ture shipments to Russia, officials said that* even before final victory in Europe the British lease-Iend program was being curtailed. Fur ther cuts are inevitable, they said, despite the fact England is fighting Japan. more tieip ior i nina. China now will loom larger as a I recipient of greater help, they as serted. Representative De Lacy. Demo crat, of Washington said at Seattle over the week end that Puget Sound ports have been asked to load more Soviet ships during the next few months than they probably can handle. Mr. Crowley reported, meanwhile, that approximately $12,500,000 worth of lease-lend foodstuffs and medi cine have been sent to Belgium re cently to help increase her war production. He said Belgium’s reverse lease lend materials to United States armed forces far surpassed in quan tity and dollar value the direct lease-lend aid this country has given her. The Army estimates Bel gium’s contributions through last February at $48,000,000, Mr. Crowley said. Twins Give Sergeant Points for Discharge i By the Associated Press. CAMP LEE, Va., May 14.—When Mrs. Thomas P. Conroy presented her husband, Sergt. Conroy, Na trona, Pa., with twins a week ago yesterday, she gave him a ticket back to civilian life. Sergt. Conroy, who has a record of 28 months’ overseas service, had a total of 71 points. If his wife had had just one baby, he would have been two points short of the 85 re quired for a discharge. The twin boys added 24 points to his total. World Leadership Called One of Three Russian Objectives By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER, Associated Praia Staff Writer. SAN FRANCISCO, May 14.— Anglo-American-Russian maneu vers for postwar world leader ship are developing at top speed behind the scenes of the United Nations Conference. So far, Rus sia is credited by her western Allies with some major gains. The Soviet Union, moving firmly into a situation once dominated by Anglo-American policies, is regarded by Anglo-American officials as seek ing at least three main objectives in her foreign policy: 1. Arrangements for her own se curity—first by lining her strategic borders with governments Moscow considers friendly (in Poland, for example), and by laying down pro tective treaties, as with Prance and Britain; second, by helping develop and support the world security or ganization being planned here. “Moral Leadership” Sought. 2. Building up a case which will enable Moscow to bid for what it might call “moral leadership" of the world. This follows the line of at tempting to show Russia as a cham pion of democratic rights and free doms and the western powers as defenders of conservatism. In keep ing with it was Foreign Commissar V. M. Molotov’s fight against ad mitting Argentina to the confer ence, his efforts to have the World Trade Union Congress represented, and his proposal that dependent peoples under trusteeship be prom ised eventual freedom. 3. Prepare a firm basis for Rus sia's maximum influence in the power politics of the future. Rus sia’s proposal that the Big Five sit in as permanent members of a trusteeship council is seen as a move in this direction: so is the Soviet recommendation that the proposed world security council, under Big Five control, have the final word on setting up military bases in in ternational territories. Russia’s moves here are being studied intently by British and United States authorities because she is relatively new to the inter national scenes. Only now are her postwar policies as a great military, political and geographical power— and potentially a large industrial power—beginning to take shape publicly. It is in the balancing of big power rivalries without disrupting unity on peace organization that the conference has had its greatest success to date. Progress Technically Slow. Technically, progress has been slow on converting the Dumbarton Oaks plan drawn up at Washington by the Big Pour last fall into an actual charter for an organiaztion. It could be even slower in the future due to the absence of so many top diplomats, even though dele gates are finally hard at work in committees. British Foreign Secre tary Anthony Eden left for London yesterday, flying by way of Wash ington. Mr. Molotov had taken off four days earlier. Foreign Minister Georges Bidault of France may be the next to leave. Chinese Foreign Minister T. V. Soong has been in Washington but is expected back for most or all of the conference, and Secretary of State Stettinius likewise will see it through though he may have to go to Washington briefly. Mr. Soong's movements once he does leave San Francisco were a sub ject of speculation in. Chungking yesterday. A dispatch from the Chinese capital said he might visit Moscow to try to ascertain Soviet intentions in Eastern Asia. The Chinese press has been urging Rus sia to enter the Pacific war. Warning to Japs Reported. One rumor circulating in Chung king was that Russia had warned the Japanese troops to withdraw from the border areas of Manchuria, but this, like others of the same nature, could not be confirmed. Even though the problems of power politics are traditionally Eu ropean, those of the Pacific are cropping up here more and more. This is particularly true with re spects to trusteeships. The United States, with an eye on future Pa cific bases in islands captured from DENVER.—HAS 168 POINTS— Staff Sergt. Harold M. Caroth ers, Denver, has 168 discharge points, only two short of twice as many as it takes to get out of the Army. He is sticking to his tail gunner’s post, how ever, because he is “sort of Itching to see Tokyo from the tail end of a B-29.” —AP Wirephoto. Japan, is opposing the Soviet sug gestion that the security council would have to approve such de velopments. A committee of Big Five dele gates is still trying to work out a trusteeship formula with which all can agree. There is some chance that the final provisions may be vague and general because there are so many specific points of dis agreement. La Guardia Hints New York May End OPA Enforcement Ey the Asiociated Press. NEW YORK, May 14—Mayor F. H. La Guardia, declaring Congress had not provided sufficient personnel to the OPA and that the agency was "a little careless in selection of its employes, indicated yesterday that New York City might withdraw from enforcement of ceiling price regula tions. Meat and other commodities are almost impossible to purchase at ceiling prices. Mayor La Guardia said in his weekly broadcast. Saying a new 10-polnt OPA price control plan was being tested, he urged consumers to be patient until the end of May, but predicted it was “too involved.’’ Mayor La Guardia said that by the end of May or early in June, the city would be able to submit a plan “to high officials to meet the situa tion here.” If the Government won’t co operate then,” he added, “we will have another demonstration of how much enforcement the OPA can do by and of itself.” The city withdrew from enforce ment of OPA gasoline regulations some time ago and never has at tempted to enforce liquor price reg ulations. Three Generals Decorated ROME, May 14 (TP).—Gen. Joseph McNamey, commander of American forces in the Middle East, yesterday presented the Distinguished Service Medal to Maj. Gen. Nathan Twining, commander of the 15th Air Force; Brig. Gen. Charles P. Cabel, Medi terranean Allied Force director of operations intelligence, and Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Darcy, chief of the 22d Tactical Air Command. PENS REPAIRED Prompt Service D. J. HUGHES CO. SO Trt. fountain Pen Hiatt. 503 14th. Opp. Willard Hotel U. S. Carrier Planes Pound Southern Japan Second Straight Day By the Associated Press. 8 AN FRANCISCO, May 14 — Waves of carrier planes from two American task forces swept over airdromes on Southern Japan today for the second straight da?. Unconfirmed Japanese broadcasts, recorded by the Federal Communi cations Commission in San Fran cisco, said the two-day carrier strike was preceded by and co-or dinated with land-based aerial sor ties against Kyushu, southernmost island of Japan. Sea-borne aircraft began their attack at 5:30 a.m. yesterday, the broadcasts said, and for 8% hours 900 American planes in 14 waves hammered at Kyushu airdromes. They were back again early today, extending their raids to airfields on neighboring Shikoku and Southern Honshu Islands. Two Task Forces Reported. They came, Tokyo said, from two naval task forces maneuvering sev eral hundred miles southeast of Japan. Each was reportedly built around two or three carriers and a like number of battleships. Japanese propagandists claimed counterattacking Japanese planes inflicted "considerable damage" on American naval units yesterday, '*and are at present carrying out a fierce attack on the enemy group of carriers and battleships.” The carrier plane strike, the Tokyo radio reported, was preceded by an attack on Saturday night by 30 fighters and patrol bombers, be lieved to be from Okinawa. “A small formation of B-29s reportedly hit Hyushu Sunday, simultaneously with the sea-borne raid. Anxious to be the first to an nounce the attacks, Japanese propa gandists were even more eager to belittle the effects of American air blows. The heavy carrier raids on Kyushu were explained by the Tokyo news paper Yomiuri Hochi as necessary “to assist the hard-pressed enemy in the Okinawas" because “there is no effective defense against our air rammers except to pound at their bases before they hop off." Forty-six Governors comer. Yomluri Hochi told its readers, who haven’t heard American com muniques reporting slow but steady advances on Okinawa, that “the enemy on the Okinawas are already so exhausted that they will be greatly imperiled in case Japanese reinforcements land on the Oki nawas.” Governors of Japan’s 48 pre fectures conferring in Tokyo with Premier Kan taro Suzuki and his cabinet were quoted by the news paper Mainichi as minimizing the effect of American raids. Fumio Takuwaue said that since he became Governor of Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu "there has not been one day during which an air raid siren has not sounded,” but in sisted there was “no concern over the enemy air raids” because de struction has been confined to "minor damages suffered in the vicinity of air bases.” Tadayoshi Obata. Governor of Aichi prefecture, which includes Nagoya, was described as feeling “very happy to find that damages suffered from enemy air raids Is far smaller that at first estimated." 0X» JEWEL SHOp"l IHKOMI J. MAPI DISTINCTIVE JEWELRY ■ IIOS CONNECTICUT AvE. ■ MONE NATIONAL 5507 I '’jpHIS is a beachhead. These men are Marines—Americans from Main St., U. S. A. They’re under attack, ; fighting a bloody battle to bring Victory one beachhead closer. They’ve got this ; particular situation in hand. But there are many more beachheads to come. I I YOU can lend them a hand. By j investing in War Bonds, you can lend j your money to back them up. 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