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Wrecked Frankfurt
Seems Logical Choice
As Western Capital
By the Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany, Dec. 20
—Collapse of the Big Four Con
ference projects this stolid Hessian |
city onto the world stage as the!
potential capital of Western Ger
many.
At first glance, it appears to be
a bit of miscasting. Frankfurt has
• the grimness of an average indus
trial town.. and even without its
hegvy bomb damage it could not
offer the vistas of Washington, the
charm of Paris, the glories of Rome
or the traditions of London.
But it does have advantages that j
make it a natural choice for thei
role.
It is the most centrallv located
large city in Western Germany—i
almost at the junction point of the
American, British and French zones.1
with their approximately 46.000.000
people.
Office Space Available.
Somehow-, amid its ruins, it offers
office space First the American
Army and then the Economic Coun
cil of British-American ‘Bizonia”
established headquarters here.
Tt is a hub of air and railway
communications. Eight airlines
from seven countries—the United
States. Britain.Switzerland. Sweden,;
Norway, Denmark and Holland—
make regular stops.
Railways provide overnight service
to Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen.
Vienna-v-and Berlin. Each day 360
trains chug in and out of Frank
furt's main station, w-hich escaped
serious damage while commercial
buildings near it were wrecked.
Frankfurt also has a history, and
it draws heavily on three past events
as symbolic omens of the future.
First, it w-as the focal point a cen
tury ago of the first attempt to es
tablish a democratic government in
Germany. That was in the ‘‘revo
lution of 1848” when a national as
sembly was formed here—only to be
liquidated a month later when Prus
sian totalitarians regained the upper
hand.
City is Finance Center.
Second. Frankfurt was a great fi
nance center—the home of the
Rothschilds and other renowned
banking families. The question now
is whether Frankfurt, inundated
with shaky marks, will be able to
establish a stable new currency.
Thirdly. Frankfurt w-as the birth
place of the poet apd philosopher,
Goethe. Civic leaders point to him
as a master of fate.in its adversity
and look to his philosophy for inspi
ration.
In the task of rebuilding the city—
70 per cent damaged—they have
taken as an unofficial slogan the
words of his "Faust": “Seize your
tools, grasp your spades and shovels."
But the rebuilding task, handi
capped by shortages of equipment,
labor and sound money, progresses
slowly. It doesn’t look much differ
ent than it did on the morning after
the great air raid of March 22, 1944.
Old City Hard Hit.
Some shops have reopened on the
ground floors, but gaping holes still
yawn in the upper stories. Damage
Is scattered through the city.
Most heavily hit was the “old
city" beside the Main River. Goethe's
home was wiped out. The pictur
esque town hall on Romerberg Platz,
where emperors were crowned in
years past, is a rubble heap. Ma
jestic St. Paul's Cathedral suffered
heavy damage. ,
The people are ill-dad. Their
faces often are lined, reflecting a*
bare subsistence ration. A surpris
ing number of men lack one limb
lost from wounds or freezing on the
battlefields.
Yet in all this dreariness there is
an atmosphere of activity. The
streets and the tramways are
crowded with people going some
where. Just where isn't clear.
Silver Spring Civitans
Plan Gift Distribution
Officials of the Silver Spring Civi- i
tan Club yesterday appealed for
Christmas contributions of clothing,
food and gifts to aid needy residents I
of the Silver Spring, Takoma Park
and Colesville areas.
George McCauley, in charge of
the club's drive, asked donors to
bring their contributions to Sid
Wellborn Motors, Ipc., Georgia ave
nue and East-West highway. They
will be distributed Christmas Eve,
Mr. McCauley said.
DESIGNS CHRISTMAS CARD
Mary Ellen Smith, 7-year-old
Holy Trinity school girl, holds
her design for this year’s
Christmas cards sent out by
Georgetown House. Mary El
len’s picture of bells swinging
from a Christmas ribbon was
judged the best submitted by
youngsters at the recreation
center. Her home is 3716 S
street N.W.—Star Staff Photo.
Shopping
_^Continued Prom First Page.l
the possibility that total unit sales
may be slightly lower than in 1946
despite the new high in dollar sales.
Nationally, the dollar total is ex
pected to be from 11 to 14 per cent
ahead of last year.
Sales Up 12%
The Federal Reserve Board figures
for the week Ending December 13
showed sales up 12 per cent in Wash
ington over a year ago.
The Associated Press said that
retailers in many cities are repeat
ing to some extent last year's policy
of pre-Christmas markdown sales,
illWUVltT UliUU IV1 I/IOVU. UWII1C OUl/ll
sales were noted in downtown Wash
ington stores yesterday.
Even some toy prices have been
cut to make sure they move out of
the stores before the holidays end,
it was noted.
The Christmas tree supply appears
adequate though prices are high.
Christmas tree lights, which father
fought for on the Christmas counters
last year, are in greater supply this
season but still do not meet the de
mand.
Westinghouse Electric Corp. esti
mated the total electric industry out
put of decorative bulbs at 300.000,000
this year but put the demand at
around 500,000,000. General Electric
Co. alone has made 75,000,000 more
this year than last. But there are
millions more families than before
the war and they all seem to want
Christmas trees with colored lights
an them.
Bakers Sue to Enforce
Closed Shop Contract
th* Arteciood Prjti
NORFOLK, virfbec. 20.—Seeking
to enforce a 2-year-old contract
which includes a clause providing
for employment of only union men
as inside production employes, a
local bakery union today filed suit
in United States District Court
against Nolde Bros, Inc.
Louis B. Pine, attorney for Bakers’
Local Union, No. 263, of Norfolk, an
.ffljijfl gf the Bakery %nd Confec
tionery Workers-' * International
UlUUil U1 AlllUlta, OBiU ouiv TT«.o
being brought to enforce terms of a
contract between the local and
bakery, which has been in effect
since anuary 1, 1946.
Although the closed shop Is
canned by the recently enacted
raft-Hartley labor law, Mr. Fine
pointed out that the contract in
question was negotiated before the
enactment of this legislation.
Burch Heads Realtors
In Prince Georges
T. Branch Burch, a member of
the Prince Georges County delega
tion to the General Assembly, has
been elected president of the
County Real Estate Board. He suc
ceeds R. M. Watkins.
Other officers named are Dew’ey
Freeman, vice president, and M. E.
West, secretary-tresaurer. Leo W.
Dunn and Mr. Watkins were elected
to the Executive Committee.
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T ree-Lighting by T ruman Heads
List of Christmas Activities
The Christmas tree lighting cere
mony on the White House lawn
Christmas Eve heads the list of
observances announced for the
holiday season in the Washington
area.
President and Mrs. Truman and
their daughter, Margaret, will
attend the ceremony on the south
lawn of the White House. Miss
Sibyl Baker, chairman of the
executive committee for the Na
tional Community Christmas Tree,
announced.
After lighting the tree at 5:16
p.m., the President will extend his
greetings to the Nation. Four major
networks will broadcast the pro
gram nationally from 5 to 5:30
o’clock. Twelve television station
outlets along the Atlantic Coast
will carry telecasts of the cere
monies between 4:45 and 5:30
o'clock. Newsreel cameramen will
COVPr the entire event
Tlie southeast gate of the White
House will open for the public at
3:30 p.m. The grounds will ac
comodate from 15,000 to 20,000
persons.
The Secret Service has cautioned
that persons carrying packages or
cameras will not be admitted.
All traffic will be detoured away
from the Fifteenth and E streets
area at about 3:30 o'clock and the
public is asked to avoid the area un
less attending the ceremony.
The tree will be lighted every
evening after Tuesday through New
Year Day and, as last year, there
will be a “singing tree" on the White
House lawn playing recorded Christ
mas carols from 5 to 10 p.m.
The first National Community
Christmas Tree was lighted on
Christmas Eve 1923, by President
Coolidge.
Government officials expect be
tween 20 and 30 per cent of Federal
employes here to use a day of their
annual leave to stretch the Christ
mas holiday into a four-day week
end. The same thing is expected
during the New Year week end. Fol
lowing the usual custom, inter-office
parties are planned in many of the
Government agencies Wednesday.
A calendar of other Christmas
events follows:
Today.
11 a.m.—»Home for the Society of
Crippled Children. 1767 Massachusetts
avenue N.W , party by National Cathedral
Post No. 10. American Legion.
Washington Ethical Society address.
“Every Child a Messiah.” by Dr. George E.
iseaucnamp. Also pageant oy me cnn
dren’s assembly. Friendship House. 019 D
street S.E.
2 P.m.—Mrs. Truman to be present at
a paity for 500 underprivileged children.
Central Union Mission. 016 C street N.W.
Friendly Four Club song service. Stod
dard Baptist Ifome. 62-1 Bryant street
N.W.
6 p.m.—Baptist Junior Deaconesses
song service. Stoddard Baptist Home.
4 p.m.—Knights of Columbus party
for boys of St. Joseph's Home. George
town House. 6224 N street N.W.
4:60 P.m.—Pageant at Friendship
House. 619 D street S.E.
ft p.m.—Knights of Columbus cere
monies erecting a Nativity scene at 1601
R street N.W.
7:60 p.m.—Calvary Players’ Club dram
atized version of Stephen Vincent Benet’s
radio script. ‘‘A Child Is Born.” Calvary
Baptist Church. Eighth and H streets N.W.
Christ Child Settlement House. 696
Massachusetts avenue N.E.. play and party
for 70 children and parents.
8 p.m.—Senior Choir No. 2. Florida
Avenue Baptist Church, to sing the cantata.
"The King Cometh,” Florida avenue and
Bohrer street N.W.
TOMORROW.
10 a.m.—Livingston Playground. Third
street and Livingston terrace S.E., play
center party.
Raymond School. Tenth street and
Spring rc-ad N.W.. play center party.
I p.m.—Rose Park Recreation Center.
Twenty-seventh street and Dumbarton
avenue N.W., preschool party.
6 p.m.—Hearst School. Thirty-seventh
and Tilden street* N.W., playground party.
Rose Park Recreation Center, Twenty
sevenpft street and Dumbarton avenue'
N.W., teen age party.
Southeast House, 324 Virginia avenue
S.E., party /or 100 children 6 to 12 years
old, and party lor nursery and primary
children.
Barney Neighborhood House, 4 70 N
street S.W., party /or 40 children 5. to 8
years old.
3:30 P.m.—Chevy Chase Playground,
Forty-first and Livingston streets N.W..
playground party.
t p.m.—Francis Recreation Center,
Twenty-fourth and N streets N.W., party.
Douglass School, Twenty-flrst street
and Alabama avenue S.E., children’s
party.
Georgetown House. 3224 N street N.W..
nursery school party.
^ p.m.—Georgetown House, children’s
ca roling.
3:30 p.m.—Francis Recreation Center.
Twenty-fourth and N streets N.W., party
for children over 12.
7 p.m.—Monroe School. Georgia ave
nue and Columbia road N.W., children’s
party.
Smothers School. Forty-fourth street
and Washington place N.E., children’s and
adult's dance. , ,,
District Recreation Department's chil
dren's streetcar caroling trip: Fourteenth
and Decatur streets N.W.. down four
teenth street, east on F street to Munici
pal Center.
Barney Neighborhood House. 470 N
street S.W.. Christmas stories for chil
dren 4 to 7.
American Public Relations Association.
Lafayette Hotel. Sixteenth and I stree.s
N.W., party.
7.30 P.m.—Northwest House. 515 M
street N.W., children's carols and play.
Southeast House. 324 Virginia avenue
S.E., caroling.
8 p.m.—Barney Neighborhood House.
470 N street S.W., Neighbor's Club, party.
Roosevelt High School Glee Club and
Orchestra. Thirteenth and Upshur streets
N.W.. carol program.
r.piscopai nome lor uuiuini, vimu
avenue N.W., party, carols and play.
8:30 p.m.—Southeast House, 324 Vir
ginia avenue S.E., teen-age party.
Tuesday.
8 a.m.—Optimist Club of Washington,
Christmas breakiast, Mayflower Hotel.
10 a.m.—Gallinger School, F street be
tween Twenty-second and Twenty-third '
streets N.W.. play center party.
Montrose Park Playground. Thirtieth
and R streets N.W., play center party.
Hearst School, Thirty-seventh and Til
den streets N.W., plav center party.
Stoddert School, Thirty-ninth and Cal
vert streets N.W., play center party.
• Chevy Chase Playground, Forty-flrst
and Livingston streets N.W., play center
P‘cafvTn Coolidge High School <T»koma
Recreation Center). Fourth and Whittier
streets N.W.. play center party.
Logan School, Third and G streets N.E.,
childrens party.
Twin Oaks Playground. Fourteenth and
Taylor streets N.W.. play center party
1U::<I1 a.m.—Palisades Playground. Dana
and Sherrier streets N.W.. play center
PaMjtchell Park Playground. Twenty
third and S streets N.W.. play center
Party. . ...
1 l a.m.—Sherwood Playground. Tenth
and G streets N.E., play center party.
Monroe School. Georgia avenue and
Columbia road, preschool children s party.
W. B. Powell School Parent-Teacher
Association. Hiatt place and Lamont
street N.W.. party.
Noon—National Exchange Club or
Washington to be hosts to 85 National
Training School of Washington boys for
its annual Christmas party In the Wil
lard Hotel. , .
1 p.m.—Kenilworth Playground. Ken
ilworth and Ordway streets N.E.. play
center party. . _
Turkey Thicket Playground. Tenth
street and Michigan avenue N.W., play
New York Avenue Playground, First
street and New York avenue N.W., play
ground party.
H D. Cooke School. Seventeenth and
Euclid streets N.W.. playground party.
Bancroft School, Eighteenth and New
ton streets N.W.. playground party.
Logan School. Third and G streets N.E.,
children's party.
‘2 p.m.—Stoddard Baptist Home. 324
Bryant street N.W . play by children of
Northwest House. 515 M street N.W.
‘2:30 p.m.—YMCA staff Christmas party.
Central Branch. 1736 G street N.W
3 p.in.—Nursery and day-care children
of ‘he house, party at the nursery, lr25
First street S.W.
Stoddert School, Thirty-ninth and Cal
vert streets N.W., playground party.
Hamilton Playground. Hamilton street
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth streets
N.W., playground party.
Twin Oaks Playground, Fourteenth and
Taylor streets N.W., playground party.
Montana avenue housing project com
munity building. 1210 U street N.E.,
children's Christmas party.
Georgetown House, 3224 N street N.W.,
party for children 5 to* 0.
3:30 p.m.—Barney Neighborhood House
nursery school. 1310 Fourth street S.W..
nursery party for children of nursery age
and lor day-care children 2 to *.
Lttigdon Park Playground, Eighteenth
and Franklin streets N.E.. playground
party.
4 p.m.—Rose Park Recreation Center.
Twenty-seventh street and Dumbarton
avenue N.W., playlet and party for ele
mentary school children.
Cook School. P street between North
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Capitol and Flr.t atraeta N.W.. children'*
P* Kelly-Miller Playiround. Forty-ninth
street and Washlnaton place N.E., chll
dren’s party. .
5 p.m.—Kelly-Miller Housing project,
260 V street N.W., children's party.
5:30 p.m.—Giddings School auditorium,
Fourth and G streets S.E.. children 2 to 6
from Southeast House, ,324 Virginia ave
nue S.E.. will present a playlet. Another
plavlet will follow, given by the Dramatic
Club of the Day Care Home and Recreation
Center.
«» p.m.—Smothers School, Forty-fourth
street and Washington place N.E., chil
dren’s party.
Carver School. Whittingham and Lane
places N.E., children’s party.
Burrville School, Division avenue be
tween Hayes and Bell streets N.E., chil
dren’s party.
Langston School,* Benning road and
Twenty-fourth street N.E., children's party.
Lovejoy School. Twelfth and D streets
N.E., children’s party.
Payne School, Fifteenth and C streets
8.E., children's party.
Grummell School. Galfaudet and Ken
dall streets N.E., children’s party.
Douglass School, Twenty-first street and
Alabama avenue S.E., Christmas tree light
ing program.
Randall School. First and I streets S.W.,
children’s and adult’s party.
Washington Graduate Chapter. Phi
Gamma Delta, dinner 'at Army Navy
Club, Farragut square and I street N.W.:
MaJ. Gens. Clifton B. Cates and Hobart
R. Gay to speak.
Friendship House. 619 D street S.E., din
ner for day children and parents.
Kiwanis Club will entertain 25 boys
from St. Joseph’s Home.
7 p.m.—Francis Recreation Center.
Twenty-fourth and N streets N.W., junior
and senior high school dance.
Montgomery School. Twenty-seventh and
I streets N.W., community singing.
Monroe School. Georgia avenue and
Columbia road N.E.. teen-age carol sing
ing at Stoddard Baptist Home. 324 Bryant
street N.W. ,
Metropolitan Police Boys’ Clubs, parties
at the six clubs.
Bundy School. Fourth and O streets
N.W.. tableau and carols for children and
adults. j
Northwest House. 515 M street N.W..
Christmas tree party for children of the
settlement aged 12 to 17.
Georgetown House. 3224 N street N.W.,
watt? 11/1 cniiuicii iu iu
Barney Neighborhood House. 470 N
street S.W., party given by the YWCA.
1736 G street N.W., for girls of the house.
Blue Lions Club of teen-age boys, carol
ing and dance at the Christ Child Settle
ment House. 608 Massachusetts avenue
N E
District Recreation Department street
car caroling trip for colored children:
Eleventh and Monroe streets N.W. down
Eleventh street, east on E street to Ninth
street N.W., down to Pennsylvania ave
nue and to Union Station, up New Jersey
avenue to Griffith Stadium, ending at
Georgia avenue and Euclid street N.W.
7:30 p.m.—Southwest House, 601 Sec
ond street S.W., party.
Barney Neighborhood House, 470 N
street S.W., party in the Music School by
the "C. J.” Club of boys 17 to 23.
Boys’ Club of Washington. Eastern and
Georgetown branches: Eastern Branch
party in Eastern Branch party in Eastern
High School, Seventeenth and East Capi
tol stieets: Georgetown Branch party at
2726 M street N.W.
Banneker School. Georgia avenue and
Euclid streets N.W., Christmas play for
children and adults'.
Raymond School. Tenth street and
Sprng road N.W., community program.
8 p.m. — Central Northwest Citizens’
Assocation, 10th annual Christmas cele
bration, Garnet-Patterson School, Tenth
and U streets N.W.
Montgomery School. Twenty-seventh and
Eye streets N.W., Christmas play.
Kenilkorth Playground, Kenilworth and
Ordw'ay streets N.W., playground party.
8:30 p.m.—Banneker Schood, Georgia
avenue and Euclid street N.W., children’s
and adults’ party.
9 p.m.—Friendship House. 619 D »treet
S.E., formal dance for servicemen and
veterans.
9:1ft p.m.—Montgomery School. Twenty
seventh and Eye streets N.W., dance.
Wednesday.
0 a.m.—District Department, American
Legion and Salvation Army children’s party
at Warner Theater, 130 E street N.W.
10 *.m.—Montrose Park Playground.
Thirtieth and R streets N.W., play center
party.
Lafayette School, Broad Branch road
and Oliver atreet N.W., nlamound party.
11 a.m_Sherwood Playground. Tenth
and O stieets NX, party.
Home for the Aged and Inflrm. Blue
Plains, Christmas celebration.
Rosedale Playground. Seventeenth and
Oale, streets NX. party.
I p.m.—Shaw School. Seventh street and
Rhode Island avenue N.W.. children’s carol
ing at Stoddard Home and Freedmen's
Hospital.
3:30 p.m.—National Christmas Tree
lighting ceremony, south lawn of the White
House.
7 p.m.—Barney Neighborhood House.
470 N street S.W.; children will ride
through neighborhood in a bus singing
carols.
Thpraday.
10 a.m.—Naval Radio Station. Chelten
ham. Md., will entertain 40 children. 5
to 13, from the Barney Neighborhood
House.
II a.m.—The Willard Hotel will enter
tain 40 members of the Metropolitan Po
lice Boys' Club at breakfast.
Friday.
9:30 a.m.—A movie sponsored by Dis
trict Theaters will be shown in Lincoln
Theater to children In the neighborhood of
Southeast House, 324 Virginia avenue SX
l p.m.—Northwest House, 515 M street
N.W., movie in the People's Congrega
tional Church. 624 M street N.W.. for
house children, sponsored by District
Theaters.
Saturday.
10 a.m.—D. C. Chapter. Knights of Co
lumbus. children's party at the Apex The
ater, 4813 Massachusetts avenue N.W.
3 p.m.—Children's Theater of Washing
ton. "Alice in Wonderland." Llsner Audi
torium. Twenty-first and H streets N.W.
8 p.m.—Neltgh Club dance for .teen
agers, Barney Neighborhood House, 4,0 N
street E.W.
Sunday, December 28.
3 p.m.—Washington Chapter. Special
I Libraries Association, tea at the Barney
! Neighborhood House, 470 N street S.W.
Tuesday. December 30.
9:30 a.m.—"All Branch Day,” Boys'
Branch. YMCA. 1733 G street N.W.
Hospital Uses Carillon
To Aid Recuperation
Authorities at the Bethesda Naval
Medical Center have begun a study
of the effect of carillon music on
patients, to determine whether it
will speed recuperation.
Medical saff members disclosed
that the study was started on the
installation of a carillon console,
in the office of Chaplain A. O.
Martin. From the console, chimes
located in the hospital tower may
be played.
Comdr. C. L. Crawford of the
public information offlcfe at the
medical center, said the reaction
of patients, the staff and residents
in the community would govern de
cisions whether to play the chimes
to aid recoveries.
During the Christmas holiday
season, the chimes will be played
for periods of 10 or 15 minutes,
six or eight times each day. They
will not be played as frequently
after the holidays, Comdr. Crawford
said.
The public information officer said
the hospital hopes to obtain ex
pressions of opinion from persons
who hear the carillon bells. Comdr.
Crawford may be reached by tele
phoning Oliver 2500, extensions 303,
305 or 312. Chaplain Martin may be
reached on extension 324.
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red-faced field marshal cracks rocks\
in a courtyard, a mustached politi- I
cian reads Goethe in a dim-lit cell,
an airplane designer draws pictures
of baby carts. A Polish guard pa
trolling the corridor snaps to atten
tion as an American officer walks in.
Doors clang at 12 noon sharp and
300 men trudge morosely past a cook
doling out tin plates of food.
This is Nuernberg prison today—
peopled by Hitler’s second team,
those too small to be part of the
international war crimes trial and
yet too big to go free.
There are field marshals and gen
erals, state secretaries who wielded
almost the power of cabinet men
in the Third Reich, SS officers, Ges
tapo agents, businessmen and judges.
There are men charged with a mil
lion murders: others accused of
knowing about perhaps only one.
Some, on trial now, know they’re
going to hang. Others live, and
hope.
Industrialists once worth millions
mingle with Nazi killers when they
have to; mostly they stalk around
trying to look dignified In frayed
pants.
But They Eat Well.
All have one thing in common,
though—this is the one segment of
Germany’s population that knows
surely where the next meal is com
ing from. They eat well on heavy
worker’s rations. They are dressed
warmly, which is necessary in the
unheated cells. The third problem
for other Germans—transport—is of
no concern to these. They’re not
going anywhere, yet.
Collectively, they know what there
is to know about Hitler’s power-mad
schemes and just how he tried to
make them work. Individually,
many pretend they are ignorant, but
American questioners paving the
way for war crimes trials have just
about tapped the bottom of the well
of information. They no longer
worry about a recalcitrant—there's
for your family . . .
The GIFT
of Quality
always another In a nearby cell who
is willing to talk.
This makes all suspicious of each
other. A current of hate runs
through the place, unmistakable—
the hatred of men who lost and seek
someone to blame.
Those handiest to blame are long
since gone, ten hanged, Goerlng a
suicide, seven, including Hess trans
ferred to Spandau prison in Berlin
to serve life or long prison terms.
Within view of all the prisoners
is the gymnasium where Ribbentrop,
Keitel, Jodi and the others were
hanged. It doesn’t help their peace
of mind.
In such a tense atmosphere, it is
natural perhaps that the soldiers
are the “best” prisoners. Officers
ranking up to held marshals gener
ally are well-behaved, observe the
strict disciplinary rules.
The men of business are different.
They complain almost constantly
about the cold, or the heat, or the
food, or this or that. Guards say
the directors of I. G. Farben by and
large have been the "worst” of
fenders in this respect. When they
are not complaining, they sulk.
Some of the most desperate men
of all time are in this jail, or have
been. It is remarkable that there
never has been an escape—or an
attempted escape—since it was com
missioned lor the Allied war crimes
trials.
Capt. Sam H. Binder of Corning,
Iowa, boss of the prison for months
until recently, explained:
“They are not like prisoners in
other' countries in normal times.
Each one is too well know in his
own country and he feels he
wouldn't get very far before he’d be
turned in.”
That is probably true. The Ger
man people have scant love for
leaders they hold responsible for
their present plight. The suicide
rate has been unusually low. When
the international military trials
were going on, there were three sui
cides in 14 months while the jail
housed an average of 125 prisoners.
They were Goering, of course, Labor
Boss Robert Ley and Dr. Leonardo
Conti, originator of inhuman medi
cal experiments.
Since then, the population has
averaged 300 or better and there
have been five suicides. Hanging
is the most popular method—the
easiest to accomplish. One SS
colonel dived off a high catwalk.
One man slashed his throat.
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