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10 THE ENQUIRER, CINCINNATI. MONDAY, MARCH 31, 1941 FEBRUARY PAY Up From Year Before Bit Brltw Jaiiar)-, Lirgrly la Dividridi Aad Rnlx, Theogh Wages Rear. Washington. March 30 AP In- com payment, to individual., the Commerce Department reported to day, touted to 18,1 48,000.000 in Pro Wary, an increase of M4.000.000 j ver February, 1940. The February total was 1377,000,-000 under that of January, but on the basis of adjuatment for seasonal fluctuations, the department'! Index roae two-tenths of a point to MS per cent of the 1929 average. "The February income Index," the department said, "reflects a continued expansion in industrial pay rolls during the opening months of the year." The month's total of wages and salaries was placed at I4.C4j,0O!).0OO. : gain of (43.000,000 over January and of $503,000,000 over February, 1940. Dividend and interest payments totaled $443,000,000, a drop of $368, 000.000 from January and $4,000,000 ' . , below a year ago. Entrepreneurial Income and rents and royalties ag-j gregated ll.Cri.COrcOO, which wot $49,000,000 brlow January, but $52,- 000.000 ahead of February, 1943. Social security benefits and di- rect relief payments amounted to $239,000,000, representing a decline Of $3,000,000 and $7,000,000, respectively, from January and the corresponding 1940 month. MORE WEAPONS CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. Bounce at a press conference In Washington Tuesday soma of the things which already hsva been done to translate the $7,000,000,000 appropriation into actual assistance to nations fighting aggressors. Dramatically, Mr. Roosevelt penned hi signature on the vast appropriation bill aboard an American naval vessel, the yacht Potomac, in slRht of a patch of British soil in the Da hi ma Islands. And It was learned that immediately he had authorized the use of part of that vast fund for purposes not yet ready for full disclosure. Tha presidential promise of action and more action wa given in a Jackaon Day dinner address last night delivered by radio from Port Everglades, Fla., where Mr. Roosevelt ended a week's fishing cruise in the Northern Bahamas. Aa soon a he reaches Washington, he expects to devote himself almost exclusively to fulfilling that promise and to the $7,C00,0C0,000 aid program. The Chief Executive, on the way back to Washington from a fishing cruise off tha Florida coast, will top off tomorrow morning at Fort Jackson, S. C, and tmorrow afternoon at Fort Bragg, N. C, and look ever for tha first time one of the new "streamlined" triangular divi sions. The triangular division stationed at Fort Jnc.iron has three infantry rer.lT3 nd on mixed regiment Of artillery and supply troops,' vhereas the ordinary square divi Ion has four Infantry and two artillery regiments. Major General E. M. Watson, secretary and military aide to the President, aald increased mobility nd effectiveness had been obtained by dropping one infantry and one artillery regiment. Both Jackson and Bragg were established in World War days, but the use of the former was discontinued after the war and It was not legarriaoned until last year. At Jackson are stationed 32,000 j men of the regular army and rational guard, and it ultimate at l ength will be 43,100. Bragg ha 84 000 regular soldiers and guardsmen with expansion to 69,100 contemplated. Fort Jaekson was named for President Andrew Jackson, who was honored last night at "Jackson Day" dinners with Mr. Roosevelt addressed by radio from P.ort Everglades, Fla. The. dinners were money-raising affairs sponsored by the Democratic party. The President, speaking from the White House yacht Potomac, on which he had made the fishing trip, assailed Communists, dictators, and Nazism and proclaimed that Americana were united behind the cause of those nations battling the Axis power. Mr. Roosevelt enunciated once more an American "determination that, with all our resources and all cur power, we ahall help those who Mock the dictator In their march toward domination of the world." He said that the time called for "courage and more courage action nd more action," and that the tffect of Nazi propaganda designed to "toread terror amone ua" had been only "to fortify our determina tion." The President asserted that his country' decision to place her resource In the path of aggressor countries waa not a partisan one. Wendell Willkie. the leader of the Republican party, ha declared, is howlng In word and action "what patriotic Americana mean by rising above partisanship and rallying to the comomn cauae.' ' Mr. Roosevelt remained on the Potomac over night, boarded his special train thi morning, and headed for the North. He is due In Washington Tuesday morning. Senator Homer T. Bone, Demo- crat, Washington, who has been va-lon rationing in r lonaa, , "inumDea a i ride to the capital on the apeclal I paying hi way, of course because all regular train wer booked up solidly, for daya to coma. CJTHK presence of distill 1 ftj guiahed group of guesti fifwH Mr ru,ph w cOM' Mi" fai jaH Ister of the Union e guesls. lin- of South Africa. Colonel C. Warren-Boulton of Calcutta, India. Mr. E.J. Bitikcr, new Brltiah Vtca Coniul 'at Cleveland. Ohio. and Mr. Bisiker. , , peeto ,,. to lhe wr (meeting of the Cincinnati Branch of the Englun Speaking Union wnjch t00 p,c, 8,tur)Uy tv)(n,ng at the Q.iern City Club. Mr. Joseph Spencer Giaydon, President of the Cincinnati Bianch, was absent from this meeting, as he and Mrs. Giaydon left Saturday afternoon for White Sulphur Springs, where Mrs. Graydon hopes to recuperate completely from her recent eerious illness. Mr. Morison R. Wait presided and introduced the guests of honor. Mrs. Albert Lacy Russel again I'M charge of the decorations. The sieskers' table extended the entire le ,gth of the spacious men's dining room. Members and their friends made up congenial parties at smaller tables. The centerpiece of each table was fsshioned of spring flowers, Sir Welkins daffodils and flame-colored gladioli, rising from a ;mo"y bnk'd",e with tiny white b.ossoms, quite as though bloitsom- ll)f , a qut Engllh countryside. Rising on tall, eagle-capped .standards Just back of the apraker'a ",,tl um wer ,hrM nIS. " 8',, be'B L" . he ,,,, Jack and colorfu bh)e hlte, and yellow flag of tha Union of South Africa. Mr. Bialker gave a brief address, charming and delightful, telling something of present day conditions in England, and on behalf of nl country expressing his apprecla-t'on of the war relief work which America haa undertaken, particularly for that which was fostered by the English Speaking Union. f.peaklng on "South Africa and lue War," Mr. Close told of the rarl which his country is playing in tr.e present emeigency and of Its elfort "to pull its weloht In the boat." The percentage of recruiting. It supplying of needed equipment and other commodities, in contrast to the total population of pouh A. tica provided a record of which Mr. Close was manifestly proud, Seated with Mr. Walte at the penkri' table were Mr. Close, C. E. E, and M. P.; Mr. and Mrs. nistker; Colonel Watren-Boulton, E. D., A. D. C, who spent the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith Alter; Mr. and Mrs. L. W Pcot Alter, Dr. and Mrs. William Tunstall Bemple, Mis. William R. Wood, Mr. Charles H. Stephens, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Blackwell, Rev. Francis J. Moore, Mrs. Frank D. Phlnney, Mrs. H. Kennon Dunham, Mr. Nevin Fenneman, Mrs. Robert Alter, Mr. Emmett Peebles, Miss Dorothy Meader Martin, Mrs. Walter Franz, and Mr. Stuart Miller. Those who assembled at the flower-decked dinner tables were Mr. and Mr. W. Howard Cox, Mr. and Mia. Harold C. Eustls, Mr. and Mm. J. Warren Rltchey and their daughter, Mrs. Frederick Wlnsor, Jr. (Mary Elizabeth Rltchoy) of Weston, Maa., Miss Mary Wllbb, Mr, and Mrs. Howard B. Luther, Mr. and Mr. J. Herman Thuman, Mr. Harry Whetstone Fagln, Mrs. Henry Schell Irving, Misa Dorothy Rawson, Dr. Carl Blegen, Mr. and Mrs. George D. Harper and their out-of-town guest. Miss Winifred Turner of Kansas City. Mo., Miss Norma Elizabeth Geler, Mr. George B. Barbour, Dr. and Mrs. Dudley White Palmer, Mrs. Charles J, Hunt, Miss Rebecca Alter, Miss Anna Crondalo, Mis. Genre Bailey, Mrs, Victor Cuiliman Mr. Raymond Ratllff, Mrs. M. F. M. Matthews, Mian Mar- guerlte Hunt, Miss Jane FinneiRn Mr. and Mrs. Oliver S. Larkhy, Mrs. Lewis Francis Phlpps. Miss Jessica T. Rains, Miss Marie Curtis Rains, Dr. and Mrs. W. Orvllle Ramey, Judge and Mrs. Stanley K. Roettlger, Mr. and Mr. Murray M. Shoemaker, Mr. W. J. Shotwell, Mr. C. Burgles Taylor of Maysvllle, Kentucky. Mrs. B. A. Walllngford. Mr. Harry Brent Mackoy, Mrs. James C. Ho-bait, Dr. and Mrs. G. H. Castle, Miss Helen Kay, Miss Amy Sherlock, Mrs Polk Laffoon, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Espy, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McAvcy, Mr. and Mrs Rlph Ei clarki Ml and Mr RBpn R. Caldwell, Mr. and Mr Nathaniel H. Maxwell, Miss Judith B. Colston, Miss Catherine Anderson, Dr. H. Kennon Dunham, Miss Amelia Dunham, Miss Blanche Alter, Mr. E. P. Moulinler. Mrs. Joseph W. O'Hara, Miss Emily Poole, Mrs. William B. Shuler, and Misa Marie Shuler of Hamilton, Mr. and Mrs. August Marx, Mme. Florence Chambers, Miss Lucie Raule. Mr. and Mrs. George Hsvdock, Mr. Stuart B. Miller, Mis Alia P. Schawe, Mr. Taylor Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Closson, Mrs. Sumner N. Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fletcher Kenney, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Millikan, and Mrs. Miles Taylor Watts. AT DAYTONA. Mrs. Harry R. House and her daughter. Miss Mary Lane Houae, are enjoying a sojourn at the Riverta Hotel, Daytona, Fla. The Woman Club of the University of Cincinnati will hold it regular monthly meeting Wednesday. At 3 o'clock Mr. Woodrow Good-paster will show a colored moving picture, "The Birds of Floilda." The expedition on which thia picture was made waa sponturcd by Mr. Charle F. Williams, who planned the movie especially for Cincinnati children. It waa carried out under auspices of tha Cincin nati Museum of Natural History. Mr. Goodpaater, curator at the Museum, will be introduced by Mr. R. C. McGrane. Mr. Edward S. Smith, Chairman of the Hospitality Committee, and the hostesses of the day, Mrs. Ernest Bishop and Mrs. James Qulnn, have arranged a special EaMer tea to follow the meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Canning are their honeymoon following their marriage Saturday at St. Lawrence Church and a wedding breakfast for 27 guest at the Hotel Aim, The bride, who wa Miss Alma Crail, daughter of Mrs. Louisa Crail, I presence or aiin- SOUTHERN hospitality party" in honor of the squafh team of th Pes-dennis Club of Louisville, who arc arriving in town Saturday, la being arranged by members of the University Club, announcements of this festivity having gone out to the membership last night Five o'clock ia tha hour of this hospitality, tha members and their wlvea arriving In time for the ar,uash matches and remaining for a buffet aupper and dancing, which will begin at S o'clock. Reservations for this affair should be aent In aa soon as possible by telephoning the club. ELSON EDDY, accom- rived in town yesterday for tha concert he will glva tonight In Taft Auditorium. Many personal friend of Mr. Eddy In this city will be on hand to greet him, but because of the strenuous concert tour which occupies all hi time, he will hava to refuae any entertainment. Mr. Eddy and hi party will leave tomorrow for Harrisburg, Pa., next city on hi tour. Seal for tonight's con cert will ba on sale until 8 o'clock this afternoon at the Baldwin store. Tha box office at tha Taft will open at 7 o'clock in the evening. had Miss Edna 8tadtmiller as her bridesmaid. Cheater Crall, brother of tha bride, wa best man. The groom 1 a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Canning. On their return Mr. and Mr. Canning will ba established at 2684 Stratford Avenue. Mr. and Mr. Thomas J, Taylor teturned to the Hotel Alms within tha last few daya after spending the-winter in the South, according to their custom. They expect to be at the Alms until summer. Dr. and Mra. Edwin W. Enz are enjoying a holiday In Miami Beach, where they have taken an apartment for several week at Hampton Court. Tha Kappa Delta Mother' Club will meet at tha sorority house on Clifton Avenue at 12:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon for a luncheon and the monthly hualnes session. Mrs. F. I Wuest will be Luncheon Chairman. The new officers, Mrs. Byron B. Schnnwald, President; Mrs. A. A. Llebclt, Vice President: Mrs. Charles Teiln, Re- coring Secretary; Mrs. Kenneth P. Kettenhorn, Corresponding Secretary, and Mrs. Charlea Krueck, Treasurer, will be Installed. Mr. and Mr. Fred J. Rolfe announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary, to Mr. Francis J. Stelnbrecher of Aurora, 111., son of Mr. Jacob E. Stelnbrecher and the late Mr. Stelnbrecher. The wedding will take place In late pring. Among Cincinnati student at Western College, Oxford, Ohio, who have arrived home for the spring holiday are Misses Amy Fleming, Grace Cleveland, Margaret L. Orr, Jean Peltens, Mary Lea Clayton, Janet Gerdes, Marie Louise Steinle, Nca Gene Latscha, Ruth Mllllcent Braun, and Jane Murphy, Tha Dyer School faculty honored Stanley Posthorn, teacher selectee, with a farewell reception Friday at Roaelawn Inn, The committee in charge of tha affair was Mrs, Van Neis, Chairman, assisted hy Mr. Alfred Rubenriunet, Mrs. Roberta Red, Mig Dorothy Storch, and Mis Ernlbella Geer. New Artists Hooked For 104142 Season CONTINUED FROM PAOE ONE. U leading contralto, Bruna Cas-tagna, a favorite with Summer Opera patrons. She will appear here for the first time in a concert with the orchestra. Other artists to be presented: John Barblrolli, conductor of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony, who will appear as guest conductor at two pairs of concerts. Richard Crooks, outstanding American tenor, who is no stranger to Cincinnati audiencea. Jose Iturbi, who will make hU fourth consecutive appearance. Arthur Rubinstein, pianist, who proved one of the sensation of the current season, Ztno Franceacatti, violinist, whose concert this year won him a host of admire! s. NatVan Mllsteln, one of the top-notchers In the ranks of concert violinists. Henrietta Schumann, a leader among internationally famed women pianists, wha will return after an absence of six years. Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson, noted piano duo, whose concerts In tha past have been well attended. Joseph Szigeti, who la among tha most distinguished virtuosi of the violin. Mieczyslaw Munz, noted pianist, who returns to display hi dazzling piano technique and Interpretive atyla after an absence of 10 year. Daniel Ericourt, who will return to present another of his superb piano programs. Eugene Goossens haa been reengaged as musical director. The season will open with a pair of concerts October 17, 18 and close with tha concert of April 24, 23. Today Is Last Chance To See Chest Exhibit Today I tha final day of tha Community Chest Radio Exposition at Music Hall. . In addition to continuous booth display in the South Wing of the hall, there will be six radio stage show. These will be at 1:30, 3. and 4:30 o'clock thia afternoon, and at 6.30, 8, and 9 o'clock tonight Yesterday' spring weather brought thousand of apectator to tha exposition.. h VS. 1 EkVil Pel ty Mrs. Eddy, ar- ARMY DISPLAYS PURSUIT PLANES IN M ARMY PLANES CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. tary maneuvera preceded the landing, tha moat colorful formation being tha Lufbery Circle, In which tha ahlpa descended earthward in a tight circle. This maneuver, perfected by Major Victor Raoul Lufbery, a World War ace, I used In a "dog-fight" when tha enemy is superior in number. By staying in closa formation, the pilot are able to protect one another, Major Paul B. Wurtamith, who was in command of tha visiting planes, explained. Pilot of the stubby fighting craft wera Major Wurtamith and Lieutenant Leland McGowan, Sidney Quinn, Robert M. Caldwell, Thoma Barrett, and Glenn Hubbard, A Lockheed C-40 transport plana also wa displayed. Captain John G. Erlksen waa the pilot of this craft, with Lieutenant Kenneth Martin as copilot. Four mechanics were passengers In the transport. Colonel H. C, Kress Muhlenberg, lr officer of the Fifth Corps Area, who is stationed at Fort Hayea, Columbus, Ohio, and four ataff officer arrived at tha field In Reechcraft C-45 transport piloted by Major Russell Scott of Port Co-Vumbus, Ohio, The plane were on display for two hour, military authorities permitting spectator to atep close to the craft to examine their construction feature. Lieutenant Colonel W. H. Cure-ton, who haa charge of army recruiting In tha Cincinnati district, spoke to the crowd at intervals through a public address system, urging able young men to enroll In the Air Corps. Ha reminded that a Flying Cadet Examining Board is arriving in Cincinnati today to interview prospective applicants. Major Lee G, Schlegel, widely known Cincinnati Ar Corps Reserve iller, Is President of this hoard. which will he established In Rooms S02 and SOS, Traction Building. Filth and Walnut Streets, until April 10. SABOTAGE CONTr TIED FROM PAGE ONE. waa found. At least 20 of the Italian ships had been damaged, he said, adding that apparently the sabotage had been concerted and simultaneous. Details were lacking on the number of crew membera taken into custody, but Gaston estimated each ship was manned by 25 to 50 men. The crews, he said, would be turned over to immigration authorities, but until this could be done, they would be In the custody of the Captains of the porta where they were seized. DAMAGE IS DESCRIBED. Details of the damage done to five Italian vessel were supplied by Harry Sommers, Acting Deputy Chief of the Newark, N. J., Fire Department, who accompanied Coast Guard officer on an inspection. "They must have spent at least a week smashing machinery," he said. "Acteylene torcnea wera used to cut pistons. Generators wera chopped and hacked with axes. Bearings wera unbolted and chisel used to put them beyond repair." From other citie where vessel are tied up came similar accounts. One of the vessels was the 22,000-ton Italian liner Conte Biancamano, tied up at Cristobal, but most were small freighter. TONNAGE IS ESTIMATED. Italo E. Verrando, general manager of tha Italian Line In the United Statea, estimated at New York tha Italian ahipa aggregated 175,000 ton. He said tha average wa 6,000 tone. In calling the atep "purely protective,'' Gaston said it was "designed to prevent the further wreaking of damage which would constitute a menace to American ships and traffic being carried on in the harbors of the United States." For the most part, the Italians complied readily with the Coast Guard' orders. Officials said there waa a "little resistance," however. from the crew of the Conftdenza, docked at Jacksonville, Fla. Although tha way apparently, waa 4 I) Part of the many thousands of person who gathered at Lunken Airport yesterday to view the aix atubby Curtis F-36 Army Air Corps pursuit plane from Selfrldge Field, Mich., appear In the picture at top. The craft flew to Cincinnati from their home base, 20 mile northeast of Detroit, In one hour. The 1,100-homepower Pratt and open for the United States to assert a claim to ownership of at least part of the ships if it desired to invoke the forfeiture clause of the World War law Senator Walter F. George, Democrat, Georgia, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he believed this would not be done. George declared if sailors on vessel from Holland, Norway, Sweden or any other country attempted sabotage the Coast Guard would follow tha sama course used in the case of Italy, Senator Burton K. Wheeler, Democrat, ' Montana, leading foe of the administration's British aid program, declared: "We have no right under law to seize those ships. This ia another act of war." POWERS ARE BROAD. Henry Morganthau, Secretary of the Treasury tha Coast Guard is a unit of tha Treasury ha broad powers under the World War statute and a presidential proclamation to take protective custody of a foreign vesesl in an American port In addition, he can declare a vessel forfeited to the United State if it master has wilfully permitted it to be damaged. The owner and master may be fined $10,000 or imprisoned for two years. News dispatches from Baltimore, Wilmington. N. C, and Newark said crew on Italian ship in those ports had broken up machinery and damaged boilers. The Treasury said, however, it had received no reports that sabotage charges had been preferred aganist any of tha officers and crew. They wera in the custoy of the Coast Guard, with their future not immmediately clear. Unofficially, it waa said the crewmen might be kept in custody similar to that of members of the scuttled German liner Columbus. They are being detailed until and if a means of returning them to their homeland i found. Five of the ships are docked In the New York-Newark area, four at Philadelphia, three at Norfolk, two each at New Orleans, Baltimore, Newport New, V-, and Jack ,r- -j ' -.' wmr? ..i, c p'-r. .;.; ::,,,,: -1. Whitney engines which propel the alngle-aeater fighters were a bit thirsty after their flight, and army mechanics based at Lunken Airport poured hundred of gallon of fuel into the planes' wing tank. In the center picture Private Frank Zimmerman is gassing one of the ships. Staff Sergeant Paul Kimmel, Selfrldge Field,, watches the fuel Indicator rise In the planes' cockpit. sonville, Fla., and one each at Boston, Wilmington, N. C, Houston, Texas, Mobile, Ala., Savannah, Gft., San Juan, Puerto Rico, Portland,, Ore., and Cristobal, Canal Zone. LINER IS SEIZED. The ship at Cristobal, the 22,000-ton liner Conte Biancamano ,was taken in custody by military authorities. The coast guard took over all the others. The Italian Embassy declined any statement on the developments. There was much speculation as to tha explanation for the reported sabotage. In certain quarters it was i believed the damage might have been committed to forestall any possible development under which the ships might go into the hands of the British. British spokesmen openly have expressed the hope the United States would seize these Italian ships, and also two German and 41 Danish vessel tied up in United State ports. Coast guard sailors, to keep steam up for the pumps and otherwise maintain tha ships, accompanied the armed guards aboard the ahipa. Treasury spokesmen explained that Italian crew wera removed from the ships because it wa impossible to put enough guarda aboard each craft to keep an eye on all portions of the ship and the whole Italian crew. There wa no official comment from the Treasury on the possibil ity that part of tha ahipa might be declared forfeited to tha United Statea. BIGHTS ARE DEFENDED. A high official said informally the legal aituation appeared to be: The United Statea haa clear right to take title to any of the vecaela which it can prove wera "willfully damaged' by the Italian. Furthermore, if it could be ahown that all the Italian thipmaater had in structions to sabotage their vessela, a right probably could be estab lished to take title to all the ahipa. In Jacksonville, Fla., coast guards men declined comment, but observ era on shore saw Italian flags on tha S. S. Ircanla and S. S. Const denaa run down and American flag raised to their place. Tha CINCINNATI f Visiting army airmen in the bottom picture, left to right, are Lieu tenant K R. Martin, Captain John G. Erlcksen, Lieutenant Thomas J, Barrett, Lieutenant R. M. Caldwell, Colonel H. C, Kress Muhlenberg, Major Paul B. Wurtamith, Lieuten ant Glenn Hubbard, Lieutenant Leland McGowan, and Lieutenant Sid ney Quinn, ships are at anchor 600 yards off shore in the St. John's River, with a coast guard boat near by. A draw bridge bar the ship's exit to the sea. In New York City, Italo E. Verrando, general manager for the Italian line in the United States, declined to say whether a protest was planned or to discuss the report of sabotage aboard the vessels. "We have no comment to make for the time being," he said. "We are studying the situation and awaiting further information." Verrando said the amount of Italian shipping tied up in United States ports "roughly" approximated 175,000 tons and between 1.000 and 1,500 Italian seamen were aboard. MOST ARE FREIGHTERS. With the exception of the liner at Cristobal, he said, most of the vessela were freighter averaging 6,000 ton. He said "all but a few" had remained empty after discharging their cargoes and anchoring in American ports months ago to escape the world-wide British aea patrol. Coast Guardsmen marched 130 crew members from five Italian freighters at Port Newark aboard tugs and headed for Ellis Island. The crew had been living aboard the ships, brought to Newark last year from Hoboken. Commander John Bayliss. chief of the New York headquartera of tha Coast Guard, began an inspection of the ahipa amidst newapaper reports that tiielr operating machinery had been "irreparably sabotaged." After completing an inspection of tha five vessels Bayliss declined to comment on his findings and referred sll inquiries to the -Coast Guard headquarter In Washington. Harry Sommers, acting deputy chief of the Newark Fire Depart ment, who accompanied ' Coast Guard officer on their tour of inspection, said the engine and boiler room of alt five ships had been "methodically wrecked." "They must hava apent at least a week a aihlny aaarhiBary." era said. "Acetylene torches war used to cut piston, generator wera chopped and hacked with axes, bearings wera unbolted and chisels wera need to put them beyond repair. SHAFT is err. "On tha San Leonardo the pro peller abaft waa cut by an acetylene tcrch. "On tfca Alberta hole wera bored ip the bottoms of tha boilers, mak ing it imposiible for them to hold water. On the other four ahipa aster was drained from the boilers and then the fires were lit fusing anf melting tha tube." The guardsmen and firemen searched the vessels for Inflam mable and bomb, but found nothing to indicate the plan of those who wrecked the engine and boiler room called for damage by fir or explosion. A small valise found on on of the ahipa caused a flurry of excite ment It contained an instrument teat ticked and was turned over U the Newark police for examination. The police took it to the Jersey meadows, fired 30 machine gun bullets into It and then upon opening it learned it contained only au alarm clock and clothing. The personal effects of the offi cer and crew 'of the vessels were seized by custom officer for ex amination. The Brennero, laden with a cargo of fuel and lubricating oils, was closely guarded and inspected by firemen. Foam lines wera extended to the vessel as a precau-t'onary measure. Tha Coast Guard cutters Craw ford, Anteitam and Navesink anchored in Newark Harbor laat night Officer poated a heavy guard on tha freighter deck and pier 9 and 10, where they are Uad up. THREE AT NEWARK. The ship at Newark in addition to the San Leonardo, are the Bren nero, 4,920 ton, and the Alberta, Arsa and Aussam, all 5,441 tons. The coast guard was uncommunicative in New Orleans, but newspapermen watched United States officer take over the Ada O. and Monfiare, two Italian freighter, shortly after dawn. The hip, displacing 3,187 and 3,365 ton respectively, had been anchored in the Mississippi River since June 7, 1940. Coast guardmen told an Asso ciated Press representative the engine of both had been "busted." In Savannah, Captain M, Fellinl and 30 crewmen of the Italian freighter Clara, 3,731 tons, wera taken in custody by coast guardsmen from Charleston, S. C, led by Commander R. V. Marron. Tha Italians, removed from the ship and placed in three trucks, seemed in high apirits, joking and ainging Italian songs. As they headed for Charleston, Captain Fellini told reporters he had been "expecting thia for some time." Commander Marron said it appeared that no damage had been done to the ahlp. Boatswain P. J. Monahan of tha Mobile, Ala., coast guard, acting for M. Peterson, Mobile Port Captain, said the Italian freighter Ida Z. O. wa taken over. He said there had been "some" damage to the ship, but that its extent had not yet been determined. ONE IN TEXAS. New Orleans coast guard headquarters reported also that tha Mongoria had been taken over in Houston, Texas. United State Marines, armed with bayonet rifles, and coast guardsmen with automatic rifles atrapped to their thigh, seized four Italian ships anchored in the Delaware River. A squadron of a dozen coast guard boats, most of them bristling with light cannon and machine guns, had been mobilized last night and proceeded from points as far distant as Cape May, N.J. The vessels swung alongside the S.S. Mar Glauco, Antionetta, and Santarosa at Gloucester, N. J., and the S.S. Belvedere at Tacony, There was no resistance. The boarding parties lowered tha Italian colon, ran up the American flag, and took the 124 seamen to the United States Immigration Detention Barrack at Gloucester, N. J. The four ship totaled 19,029 ton. Ships And Ports Listed In Seizures By America New York, March 30 (AP) The 28 Italian ships in American porta taken under custody today by United States Coast Guardsmen totaled 168,944 gross tons 5 per cent of tha prewar Italian merchant marine. The tonnage represented mora than 50 per cent of Italian merchant ships lost through capture and sinking since the war began latest figures showing Italy had lost 59 ship of 317,551 tons. Here are the ports, Italian ahipa, and gross tonnage of each ship which the Treasury in Washington announced today had been taken into custody: Bocton Dlno. S.M2. New York Alt rt. d.1.11 iru ui Auks, 5,441; Brennero, 4.S4S; Sin Leonardo, 4.S5T. Philadelphia Belvedere, ,18: Ants-nletu, 4,423; Santa Rosa, 3,027; Mar Glauco. 4.6M, BiHtmor pietre Campanella, ,14o; Euro, 4,87. Newport Newe, Vs. Laconla, S,M2; Vlt-torln, 3,341. Norfolk, Vs. Ouldonla, 5,00; la Ouineppe, 8.074; Oluan. S.473. Wilmington. N. C Vlllarperosa, 6,255, Savanna, Oa. Clara, 4.131. Jacksonville, Fla. lrcama, 4,815; Confl-denai. 6.45S. New Orleana Ada O., S.234; lion-tlore. 3.48. Houston itonfioia, (.113. Mobile. Ala. Ida Z. O., 4,935. 6an Juan, Puerto Rico -Colorado. ,0, Portland, Ore. Leme, 8.05. Criatobal. Panama Canal Zone Costs Biancamano, 23,258. MOTHER FALLS DEAD. Mrs. Sarah Meinlnger, U years old, widow. Branch Hill, Ohio, who collapsed on tha sidewalk in front of 110 Walnut Street last night, wa pronounced dead on arrival at General Hospital. Police told Cor oner jrrank M. Coppock, Jr., that Mr. Meinlnger wa walking with her daughter. Mia Sarah Marv i Meinlnger, same addreaa, when ha waa stricken. The daughter said her mother had been having "trouble with her heart." Hospital physician attributed death to natural causes.

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