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On the Roll of Honor—
Today's Casualty Lists
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pfc. John W. Breen, son of Mrs.
Mary B. Collins. 6622 Wells Park-:
way, Riverdale, Md.
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
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
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
Sergt. William W. Millan, jr., son
of Mr. and Mrs. Millan, 923 North
Kansas street, Arlington, Va. >
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
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
rrt, Van Cleve
T/5 Pinkham
<Pfc. Terrell
Pfe. Williams
FTt. Codeoux
Pvt. Won*
Pfc. Sneed
Lt. (J. r.) Weiekhardt
Serft. Caine
g iff
Corpl. Whitlock
Pfc. Inman
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. > _
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
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
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
more tieip ior i nina.
China now will loom larger as a
I recipient of greater help, they as
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
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
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
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
Associated Praia Staff Writer.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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SO Trt. fountain Pen Hiatt.
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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
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."
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