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I. 1 SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1943. THE OTTAWA JOURNAL i . . . . . . . AA Allies May Have Elusive Organizer Working in Italy NIW YORK, Aug. 24. (ONA) The name of Emilio Lussu is looming htrge In speculation on an Italian revolution - among Italy' exiles who think ij; high time he -' was Introduced to our public His whereabouts are unknown, other than that he is "spmewhere on the scene of action". He is preparing to return to Italy after twelve years abroad, carrying on the fight against Fascism. Lussu is leader of the, Italian action' party and of an organization which he founded, working with the Italian actionists, called Glustiziae Llberta (Justice and Liberty). These movements have a strong following inside Italy. The elusive Lussu was last heard of in Lisbon, after a flight from .the Nazis down through southern France to Marseille and across the Mediterranean to Casablanca. The British have assisted his movements, and have put at his disposal means of communication with other anti-Fascists. . - Italy under Mussolini became a dangerous place for Lussu in the . early twenties, , when he was WOLF IN MAN'S CLOTHING By MIGNON G. CHAPTER 42. "But why is Anna with Drue?" "Are you sure that Anna went with her?" asked Peter. "I'm not sure of anything", answered Craig, and pushed away the bottle of ammonia. He lapsed into deep thought. ' : I broke the brief spell by re-' marking, "You ought to have told Drue you wanted her to- stay. Instead, you asked Alexia to marry you." "Alexia said no", declared Craig after a pause. , "Oh", said Peter. . Do you want Alexia to marry you?" I asked directly, and Craig said. after another pause, "No". I was staring at Craig and Peter was. too,, when Lieutenant Nugent returned. ' "I got a report on the Frederic Miller checks", he said abruptly. "Do you want to hear it?" Did we want to hear Peter's rather large ears stretched another fraction, of an inch and Craig snapped, "What'd you find outTT "Frederic Miller", said Nugent, "was a member of a New Jersey bund. He lived in Newark, for a time; also in New York. Sometime during the Fall , of 1938 he disappeared. Probably feared that the F.B.I. were, after the bunds. At any rate he disappeared and covered his tracks pretty thoroughly. The checks were credited to the account' of a Newark bank. The account was closed before he left the country, which is what they believe he did. They will investigate further." . ' Craig asked, "Were there - any pictures of Miller?" "Nd. But they "said they'd be able to find somebody who could identify him." t Then Mr. Brent was helping the bund", said Peter. Presumably. Unless Miller used the money himself." "But don't they know anything (else about Frederic Miller?" asked Craig. ."No", .said Nugent. "He was just one of the bund; all3 of its leaders were kept under pretty close scrutiny when Hitler started things. Of course, the name, Frederic Miller might have been assumed -an alias.". "Trouble is that there's nobody , around here who could be Fred--eric Miller", mused Craig. "And if there were", said Peter, "why should he murder Mr. Brent? And Dr. Chivery?" "The checks bring him into it", suggested Nugent. "If I knew how, the case might be solved swiftly. - And again", he added, "it might not. But if It were an assumed name it could be anyone. You, Brent. Or you, Huber. Or Nicky. Or even a woman . . . It might even be you. Miss Keate." "Well, it isn't, You can check my history if you want to." "Thank . you", 1 said Nugent coolly; "I have." "But it couldn't be a woman", cried Peter. "Remember", said the state trooper lieutenant, "there's only the name, and , the checks. Women have managed to assume a man's name before now. As to that, it has often struck me that Mrs. Brent and her brother might easily exchange identities. Especially considering the way she wears her hair." . There was another silence until Peter exclaimed, in a rather stunned way, "Gosh!" And Craig yawned. " "I've checked on everybody", asserted Nugent. "Insofar as I could. - But Frederic Miller could have had an existence in name only for some time. However, there's another thing that has just come out: The gloves that were found one beside Chivery and the other in Anna's room were sold to. your father. He bought them at the little shop in the village the day of the attack upon you. Brent." ? . , "Oh", said Craig, "I suppose you want me to tell you why he shot me." Peter whirled and cried, "He shotyou!" Craig' took a long breath.' "I saw his hand with the glove on it I suppose he he got the gloves so his fingerprints wouldn't appear on the. gun. But I don't think he meant to kill me; in fact, I think he believed me to" be somebody else." " "Who"? asked Nugent. ' ."I don't know", said Craig slowly. "I've thought and thought and X don't know who. It was dusk; my father's eyesight was failing somewhat, although he'd never admit it. I was talking to Alexia, as I told you! then she west back to the house and I X I . ' . opposing the ruthless totalitarian ism of Fascism as r .Sardinian deputy In the Italian Parliament In 1825 Fascist gunmen attacked Lussu's home, and he shot it out, killing one of the assailants. He was acquitted in. a court room but was railroaded by the Fascists to the "Devil's Island" of Lipari. He was a popular figure, having; distinguished himself as an Italian officer in the last war, and commanded a wide circle of sym pathizers among high and- low classes. He came of well-to-do land owners of Sassartv. Lussu escaped from Lipari and In company of Carlo,. Rosselll, founder of Italian Action, , and Fausto Nltti, nephew of the for--mer Prime Minister Nltti, reached France in 1931: He and Rosselll . organized the 1 struggle against Fascism, and when Rosselll was killed by assassins in Paris,. Lussu assumed sole leadership. : ... Lussu became a legendary fig-ure in Italy through- the years when all political opposition to Fascism was . conducted furtive ly in the underground. He favors decentralization of Italian gov ernmental power. .'. y a. - EBERHART walked up and dovn for a little. Suddenly I saw the gloved hand showing behind the hedge, and I was pretty sure it was my father. There was something about him you know how it is a familiar line even when you can't see a person's face. And then the shot came.1 "Naturally the next day I wasn't going to explain It; I had sense enough, even under '. the drugs Claud gave me, to know that There was no reason for my father to shoot me.' So I knew there must be a mistake somewhere. That day I was too fuzzy with drugs 'to think . clearly. But I did think. I would tell Claud enough to put him on guard; he was devoted to my father and if my father told any one, he would have told Claud. think he did tell him; . and I think he told him why he shot at me; and I think that is why Claud managed to lose the bullet that he extracted. , It may have been why Claud himself was killed; he knew too . much." "Why .do you think your father shot you"? persisted Nugent "I tell you, it was a mistake. He thought I was someone else. had oa a lightish raincoat I had taken out of the hall closet X think it belonged to father; but anybody might have a light raincoat And we're all about the same height I mean Peter, and Nicky, and even Claud Chivery. In the dusk my father might nave easily mistaken one ' of us for the other." "But why would he shoot me?" gasped Peter. "I scarcely - knew him." - ' v - - "Why would he shoot anybody?" queried Nugent "Unless ft was a question' of shooting or being shot" ' , "Yes", agreed Craig. "That's what I thought later when father was killed." "You mean", said Peter, "that whoever he thought he was shooting when he shot at you was actually after your father?" "Yes. In other words, I think it was a question of self defence on my father's part Somebody :was after him' and he knew it and he thought, he'd get ' him first"' . . ' V Peter asked, "But why didn't he go to the police? All your father had to do was ask; for police protection. And whoever he meant to, shoot " --. "That's' the point", interrupted Craig. "Whatever the ' quarrel was, neither the murderer nor my father wanted to tell the police That s why I keep thinking , the Miller ; cheques come into the thing. My father would have hated exposure that he had given money- to the Bund. . He'd have done anything to prevent it; he was that kind of man." I said suddenly, "Alexia had the cheques. 'Alexia was in the garden just before your father shot you". "And . Alexia", added Nugent, "is very like Nicky and Nicky very like Alexia. How was she dressed that night. Brent? In slacks?- - ' 5You mean he might have seen her going to the garden, happened not to see her leave the garden and go back to the house, and thus he mistook me for Alexia?" queried Craig frowning. "Mmm, roughly', murmured the State Troop lieutenant "You are sure it was Alexia you talked to?" "Yes", said Craig. "And she wasn't wearing slacks. She had on a ToUfik dinner dress, I'm sure, and a long coat" . There was another silence during which I thought back to the times I'd seen Nicky and the times I'd seen Alexia and wondered whom I'd really seen Alexia in a checked coat and slacks, or Nicky. . I could fancy Alexia in Nicky's clothes and, at even a short distance, so like him that one would think It . was Nicky. But I couldnt somehow see Nicky in Alexia's trailing feminine clothes. Then- I saw that the whole question of alibis was threatened, at least so far as the twins' alibis went Wan it Nicky Beevem had seen coming from the meadow the previous afternoon or Alexia?. . "Why, that means, I burst out. "that it may have been Alexia in the meadow last night" ' "Exactly", said Nugent . "And of course there might have been another reason for your father thinking you were someone else, Brent If he were Jealous of her and had reason to believe that she liked some other man and had gone to the garden that evening to meet him . . . To Be Cenilnaed Daily. v Y, . WILLIAM IL STONEMAN, war correspondent of .the Chicago Daily News and The 'Evening Journal, has been awarded the Purple Heart decoration. -y War 25 Years Ago August 28, 1918. Germans retreated between the Scarpe and the So mine rivers, leaving 40 villages in French 'hands including Nesle and Cressy and Canadians in possession of Boiry-Notre Dame, Pelves and Croisilles; Australians advanced south ' to the Somme. August 29, 1918. Steady British pressure forced continuance of German retreat on the Somme front; New Zealand troops entered Bapaume and the French took Noyon and gained 'footing on the slopes of Mont St Simeon. Y In the same way that prize fighter depends pa hit legs, a modern assault fdrc&depends on the speed add skill of the Army Service Corps. Day .and night, with danger in the air, under foot and on every side, these fighter-drivers carry troops, ammunition, fqod, fuel, water and other , . Each member of Roosevelt Awards The Purple Heart To W. H. Stoneman The Purple Heart decoration has been awarded, to William H. Stoneman, war correspondent 'of the Chicago Dally News and The Evening Journal, who was wounded in the Tunisian- - campaign. The award was announced ' in Chicago on Saturday by the 6th service command of the army. ' The 6th service command was Instructed to forward the engraved Purple Heart to Stoneman, who is now on duty in London for the Chicago Daily News foreign service. The award was given by direction of President Roosevelt, and is to be presented "with appropriate ceremony". Stoneman was injured by a German pistol bullet when he drove to. the German front lines during a tank and infantry battle near Ousseltia, on the southern Tunisian front last Jan. 20. A volley of bullets hit the car and Stoneman dove to the . ground, wounded. Three German soldiers rushed to him and stood over him while he lay motionless on the ground. Y ' He recovered within V a few weeks and returned to the' battle front Of the wound, Stoneman said: "It was nothing but those were long minutes when the German soldiers stood over me." Stoneman . landed in Algiers with an invading force of American Rangers last November. He was with. the British army in Flanders in the Spring of 1940 and was "blasted out of ' Boulogne".. He covered the Ethiopian war in 1936. In 15 years as a foreign correspondent for . the Daily News he has covered a half-dozen European countries. . He was In Chicago in June on leave. ,. , ,""-- A-.y Z A r m . supplies from base to battle line. i .xi' 2. V iS ,i . y; ''. . , . around to find some way, anyvvr to deliver the the Corps is trained to handle his wJtK hirh j-, y truck or a gun with equal ease; to operate radio equip-V ment; to find his way through strange country by map, - ' 1 v ' - - J ' ' . by compass, or by the sun and'stars. In spite of mud, Into each of the thousands of miHtary vehicles which sand, mines, bombs-these soldiers drive onward with !U way from Ford of Canada assembly lines goes the their precious cargoes. Of such men, General Mont- work ?f ski"cJ tove specialists. Therug-gomery has said: "They always deliver the goods". P01 ve"d" we made and tested witH the When men of . the Army Service Corps meet' enemy opposition, they flash into action like "Indian fighters' in covered wagon days (see. illustration above). The IARGES T f RODUC E Ottawa Boys' Work Board Plans Service for Sept. 5 off Ottawa Boys' Work .Board has completed plans for a church service and camp fire for Sunday school boys on Sunday, Sept 8v Kurt Luneburg, secretary of the board, reports that the boys and leaders will conduct the morning service at Britannia United Church, Richmond Road, and will be the guests of Rev. Gordon F. Dangerfleld, .minister, and one of the popular senior leaders of Woodland Camp. Boys will meet at Dominion United Church, corner, Metcalfe and Queen streets at nine o'clock, and take the Britannia car to the New Orchard Road, hiking to the church for service at 11 o'clock. Following the service camp fires will, be lit and meals prepared and served in the accustomed Woodland Camp "maimer, boys bringing their own supplies. Hawthorne And Ramsay vllle. Twenty-two boys of the Hawthorne and Ramsayville Sunday schools greatly enjoyed a short holiday v camp at Shirley Bay under .'the- leadership of Carman H. Guest and Rev. John MacaskllL The program, included, a canoe trip, swimming under, the leadership of Bruce Smyth, talks at an evening camp fire by Edgar D. Hardy and R. J. Fraser, who were welcome visitors, and the morning worship services. Boys and leaders ,' appreciate the co-operation of Arnold Fraser, and members of his staff. Plans are being made for a more-extensive camp next Summer. 4 V iivj , ft 1 ;rG6?yu m i V' ;,Y , 7Y' . ;i two lead trucks swing into a roadbIockin"V fighting men scramble from the "protective vehicle' (Number 3 in a convoy) and pour hot lead from rifles, ' Brens, sub machine guns, anti-tank or anti-aircraft weapons.' With the drivers turn their must Mkuu are determined these Canadian-built machines will distinguish themselves under fire in the expert bands of the fighting Army Service Corps. y R S OF. M II 1 T ARY Chalmers and Dominion combined their Sunday School sessions during August Tried as an experiment in Summer Sunday Schools in city churches, with open sessions, the programs were greatly enjoyed. . A most interesting story In pictures formed the theme lest Sunday, with the account of a Korean boy, a student in Kwansel Gakuin College; Kobe, Japan (of which Rev. Dr. C. J. L. Bates, of Ottawa, was president for many years). Riding a bicycle with a Japanese boy following the New Year's service in the school, at a street intersection a speeding taxi-driver crashed into them. and both lads were killed. Rev. M..W. Whiting, a native of Ontario, on missionary work . in Japan for the United Church, and on the teaching staff of the col lege, in a letter . to Canadian, friends told the unusual sequel of that accident Y t The chauffeur escaped with a broken leg. The Korean boy's parents were Christian. Their friends gathered at the home and in the Japanese fashion presented gifts. '.Although poor, the parents refused s to use this' money for their own needs, giving half to place a. memorial in the college chapel and half to build a small church in their native Korean village. When the taxi company offered to compensate generously outside a court' the parents again refused, the father instead visiting the injured chauffeur in the hospital and bringing him. words of good cheer and forgiveness. The editor of the Osaka Asahi, Japanese newspaper with a million circulation, heard about the spirit of this , Korean workman i " 'AVI enemy pinned down; the remaining lorries "on a dime" and swing ucuiusc fura ui venial worxers V E HI C t E S IN THE BRITISH 1, ' "GERTIE, FROM BERLIN". whoseAxis broadcasts were heard by Allied forces in North Africa and Sicily, has been identified as Gertrude Hahn, 21, whose parents are naturalized VS. citizens. She returned ' to Berlin from Pittsburgh with her parents in 1938. and played it up with big headlines. The story was. told to the pupils of the Kobe Sunday School of which Mr, Whiting was superintendent, and a- large offering was made to complete the building of the Korean church. At Camp. ' Visiting the . old Woodland campsite and enjoying a pleasant week-end in the surrounding countryside with . its natural beauty, Don Campbell, Doug. Lapp, Ken Buckingham and John Trueman, 1943 tent leaders, went to the . Rupert United Church where they had participated in a service of the Woodland Boys' Campi "and were welcomed by Rev. F..W. Mitchinson and members of the congregation. while stuff X 7 If "CnadUn Industry must Imp pm dirtct lint if communicatUm with th world's hmttUfnntt $$ Canadisn tquipmtnt will wnthtm ti incruiit in batth wtrthinm m it incrtasa in quantity." EMPIRE Swiss Wives Get Shopping Over the Telephone BERNE, Switzerland, Aug. 28. -HONA) The Swiss housewife is now able to go to the telephone . and get her day's menu planned, to suit the changing market eon-' " ditions. - i - All she has to do Is dial '73430 7 and a dear feminine 'voice will Y dictate two menus, one for luocbj-- and one for dinner. 1 The voice will tell how long it-win take . . to prepare the meals and how to get the most out of available food. supplies under the - present ra- , tioning system. . v j The Swiss post and telegraph .1 administration and the Zurich ,. municipal gas company are ret sponsible, for the' Innovation, der. -signed to' help -the average Swiss ' middle class family of four cope "' with the bewildering problem of eating properly under, conditions ; -of rationing, food scarcity, and ex-orbitant prices. Living costs are' " " up 4a percent since August, 1839. Y Oramaphone- records are pre- Z pared one week in advance; the-;, menus are. composed by a board k of experts giving the most care- ' ful attention to the rationing situ-' ; a tlon and to nutritive values. ? Next Monday's telephone lunch menu will be vegetable soup, cabbage and barley, with sausage and boiled potatoes. For dinner the Swiss John Doe family will have, if it uses the dial: dlsbee, . -mixed apple and potato pulp, ' made a little tastier by putting slices ' of roasted bread on top; then coffee and milk with bread and whey cheese.' . nxueatn.