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TWO SUNDAY TIMES, CUMBERLAND, 3ED., SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1944 Allies Moving Into Position To Strike Huns Marines Take Cover On Peleliu Soldiers, Sobered by Am- hem Tragedy, To Win Reich Hard Way— Head On BY JAMES M. LONG Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force, Sept. 30. W>— Allied fighting men, grimmer and sobered by the heroic tragedy ot Arnhem, are moving Into position ••on the western front to drive into Germany the hard way: Head-en. ;TJnshakably confident that they can do the Job, they nevertheless *re n ware, that havd fighting lies ahead in 'this .fifth phase of the • invaalon. Victory aim b. jjuaMliiu in 1944. but now it quite likely may require fighting well into the sprng of 1045, Prme Minister Churchill set the tone for a general change of opinion when he told the House ot Commons Thursday that "no one — Certainly not 1 — can guarantee that several months' of 1945 may not be required." Huns To Resist Bitterly At bay stand bitterly-resisting elements ot a German anny which was close to world conquest three years ago. The Germans have dug Ball Unwilling DotiLglil)6ysAre To C a m p a i g n H o 1 d i ri £ Firm Italy Salient j f „...;.. . .... Knife.., Iulp .German Lines DespiteX.Strong Attacks; British-Suffer : '-O&everses •• ' - -' For Gov, Dewey Minnesota Senator Leaves Door Open for Change of Mind; Not Satisfied With Foreign Policy St. Paul, Sept. 30 (/P)—Senator Joseph H. Ball, Minnesota Republican, was on record today as being unwilling to campaign for Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey ."at this time." Ball, a pre-convention supporter I c.'osed today, but Americans; ad- of former Minnesota Governor Har- j vanclng to the west held .firmly old E. Stassen, made known his|t<?-ti} 6 '^ rain-swept mountain ^sal- stand In a written statement given As Jap artillery make direct hits on two of their amphibious, tractors, shown., burning in the background, a group of Marines of the famed First Division_tai^sh_elt*rBunder the stern of a beached "Duck" system, but despite the shortened front appear to be outnumbered perhaps as • heavily aa flve-to-one by.' a half-dozen Allied armies massed against them In the west— a. fighting Iprce estimated by Churchill at from 2,000,000 to! 3,000,000 men. ! ,,Although- the outcome seemed UhquesionaWe;. the ultimate victory In Germany-res in the victory, in Frances-promised a battle that might take from two to 8\x months. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower has •directed his great-battle team bril- .liantiy through the first four phases: The landings .the widening ot the bridgehead, the breakout and the exploitation of that breakout by destruction of a German Army and the liberation of France. Breaching- of Defenses Aim . The phase into which the Allies now are moving is that of breach- Ing ih« Germans' last defensive line. .The final phase, beyond, will be the fan-out Inside Germany to exploit tho breakthrough and effect collapse of German resistance. The battle, .of Arnhem bridge—a conflict ot few against many—was a daring gamble for a shortcut. Lives of. 8,000 men were at stake —and the prize was a chance that the war 'might b* shortened perhaps by as much as three or four months. As the- London Dally Express commented. It nearly succeeded and always wns worth , _ _ . __________ ip£t~^ ft ffn'^ d i u ^K-thciE-faivaglon-of-PeteHu— In-tfae'PaJmi islands! (Marine Corps photo from NEA Telephoto.) Says America Was "Lied Into War" •Rep. Luce Has Feeling Administration Trying To Hide Attack Facts "It should be emphasized," said the Express, "that it? failure, despite' epic heroism, in no way Im- perilled the course' of the basic Allied plan of campaign. There was no thought, however much the great ' airborne operation and the subse- .quent. British dash for the weak • <nd i'of the Siegfried Line caught -.public fancy, that this push In it- v «elf would break the Wehrmacht arid beat n way to Berlin, .""No such main punch would be likely to be struck at- the far end of a supply line, exposed to attack on either side across Holland. At best, the British.end-run u-j - 5 --^ Philadelphia, Sept. 30. (/P>—Rep. !lare Booth Luce <R-Conn) said today that "the American people should have been led Into the war —not lied into It." "The facts- leading up to Pearl 3arbor and our almost certain iii- rolvement were never presented to the American congress or the American people," she said at a press conference after her cain- salgn speech for Governor Dewey last night. "I have the feeling, which many people share, that protracted se- yecy Is an effort to conceal some- ;hing which might be detrimental to the administration." "Roosevelt must sometime ex- jlaln why he jumped Admiral Klmmel over the heads of 62 other officers. I believe it would be for one of two reasons—political favoritism, or that Kimmel agreed to some proposition that the senior officers would not have agreed to." Asked to comment on Secretary ofj-rnchau's pian lor dealing with Germany, she said that under the ]lan "Europe would be reduced to in agricultural province of Great Britain and Russia." Mrs, Luce, in her address last night, described Dewey as "the Inevitable man" who "will lead the way to a people's peace." purpose ft crcsa-Rhine stab into the north German plain which would have forced the German ,Army, already scraping the bottom of Its reserve barrel, to extend its line another 1EC n-.iles to the north. Would Have Been Reflected Quickly "That extension would have been reflected quicjply in a forced thinning of an already tight-drawn main German stand in the Siegfried Line and on the Rhine. There jitlll is every., indication that - the Germans have been unable to put more than the equivalent of 25 or 30 top-strength <J*vlsIons Into that line—or something under a half- million men. "The Wehrmacht already has lost that many on the -western front hi captured alone, with almost that many killed or wounded. And the Red Army's terrific pressure upon the even longer eastern front has allowed no transfer of a relieving force." Rnssian Press (Continued from Ptge i) Although it was the most pessimistic picture the Soviet prfss ever has drawn of Japan's chances of winning the war, there was nothing in the review to jupport a. theory that Japanese-Russian relations have changed. • Having started the war, Pravda said, tha Japanese "seduced themselves" Into believing that early capture ol a large number of territories would so demoralize the enemy that victory would be won. "The unprecedented' acceleration of the tempo of war in the United States has mode it more nnd more impossible for Japan to cover the distance which separates it from the American level of production ol planes, ships, artillery, war mn- terials, etc., Pravda said. "At present the U. S. aviation Industry exceeds Japan's 12 times. The" American and British fleets are twice superior to Japan's. The Jap* anese fleet losses have not been supplemented by production. The Allies . dominate the sea and ajr." The article snld t there was reason for "objective alarm" in Japnn, cit- by ing more frequent air raids American planes. Although Japan captured and _. holds huge territories, U said, the superiority of the Allied fleet prevents Japnn from using her distant raw materials, and "Japanese plans and hopes on thla subject were Utopian," •The burden o£ the Pacific war on Japan," said Provda bluntly, "is becoming heavier and heavier every day. coursp of tho wnr hw> cruelly deceived the expectations of tho worshippers of the military Fascist system." Jn conclusion Pravda said: /"Anticipating the arrival of military operations close to the terrl- to£rof Japan, Japnnese propagandist* have clutched at history to raise th* faith of the population. They relate how n torribla storm In the 13th century saved Japan from n Mongolian Invasion when an armada of enemy ships 500 strong was scat- tered.ntitl dispersed. T)il/i reference Wallace Calls (Continued from Page, i) term candidate made no reference to hi* famed 'Dr. Win-the-War' slogan. By his reference to the rfew Deal—after publicly pronouncing it dead a few months ago— Washington political observers say Roosevelt lost stature, that he had been forced Into his rightful role aa an ambitious man seeking tc retain lilmself in office." Review of the week: The week Just closed boxed the campaign Into three general divisions: The second half of the Roosevelt-Dewey opening word duel, the HUlman-Brow- der concentration of a counter attack on Dewey, . and a fresh' anti- Roosevelt upsurge among some southern Democrats. Dewey appeared so pleased _with his Oklahoma City "you asited for it—here it is" reply to the President's teamsters' speech thnt newsmen traveling with him got the idea he might do most of his own speech- writing from now on, especially where Roosevelt thrusts are deemed to warrant quick retaliatory blows, Dewey, with a lot of assistance, had an Oklahoma City speech prepared before he started on his cross- country tour. But he tore it up and wrote a new one himself In 12 hours when the president threw everything but the book at him in his Sept. 23 address. Held Brilliantly Successful Balancing Republican Chairman Herbert Browneil's description of Dewey's whole tour as "brilliantly successful" was the statement of Democratic Publicity Chief Paul Porter that Mr. Roosevelt's "fraud" blast at Dewey,was the "most masterful political 'speech" he ever delivered. Dewer's theme that the president Is "Indispensable to Sidney Hlllman and the Political Action Committee, and to Earl Browder, the ex-convict nnd pardoned Communist leader," finally brought Hlllman and Browder out of their war tents. The former charged Dewey with "willful deception" In not quoting fully from the president's 1937 "quarantine of aggressors" speech, in accusing Mr. Roosevelt of not- preparing the nation's defenses adequately. "If America had listened to the quarantine speech there would have 'jcen no war." said the PAG leader. Browder. American Communist leader, warned that election of Dewey would be an "invitation to Europe to plunge immediately or soon into the most dsvastatir-g civil war," and end United States co-operhtion with Russia, Last Ounce Of Nazi Strength Is Marshalled . New York, Sept. 30—W— The London radio, in a. broadcast recorded by CBS today, quoted Hans Fritsche, German political commentator, a s iavrng declared on the German radio:. "We have marshalled the last ounce of strength within us and thrown it into the balance." Holding Decision On Ranclle Parole Will Not Be Announced for Some Time, Director Moser Says Annapolis, Md., Se'pt. 30 VP) — There probably will be no decision on the parole application of Helen Alleen Handle, serving five years in women's prison for manslaughter, for "somn tiir.c," state psrols .uufec tor Herman M. Moser said today. Moser also said that continuance of Mrs. Handle's case was "not tantamount to a recommendation.' Such a continuance, he explained, could result In his recommendation either that she be given a parole or that her application be rejected. I School Bus Tests Authority Aired Nothing hi Law To Prevent Connty Boards Naming Examining Garages Baltimore, Sept. 30 (fF)— Hall Hammond, assistant state's attorney general, said .today he saw nothing in the state law to prevent county boards'of education and the commission of motor vehicles from naming the same garages as the various school bus Inspection agents, as a means of expediting the inspection. ' A group of state officials met in the attorney general's office for a conference concerning the divided responsibility for school bus inspections under Maryland's motor vehicle laws, which provides the vehicles must be inspected twice yearly by the county agent, with the assistance of a person designated by the commission. The meeting called by governor O'Conor was attended by W. Lee Elgin, commissioner of motor vehicles. Dr. Thomas G. Pullin, Jr., state superintendent of schools. Col. Beverly Ober, superintendent of the state, police, Kur.'ard H. McShane 01 the state traffic safety commission and Hammond. Pullen said that roost county superintendents had their buses taken to garages for Inspections more than twice a year and that there was no good reason why they couldn't continue to do so "as of- A lengthy hearing was held for Mrs. Handle, who was sentenced la May, 1943, In Ajnne Arundel County Circuit Court for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Allen "Willey at her Bay Ridge home the night of January 30. Resistance By ten. as might be deemed necessary.' •! He declared he was sure the counties would be willing to pay the cost of inspections in garages of their own selection, provided the state also "would agree, to designate these'garages as its agent. at (Continued from Pag* i) the village of Clairegoutte, Uprising- in Stmth In the south; half ot Louisiana's 10 Democratic presidential elector* resigned in opposition to a fourth term and state party leaders made plans to. replace them. Texas" anti-Roosevelt- Democrats formed a "Texas Regulars" electoral • slate in opposition to a. pro- fourth term group and succeeded in getting on the. ballot. But a new ahll-Roosevelt Independent party lost Ita suit to get Hectors on the! ballot in Florida. . ; French units in a three-mile gain to the north fought up to the entrance to the foothill pass at Chevestray, nine miles northwest of Belfon. They also took Belfahy, two miles north. Other Seventh Army units struck up to another secondary pass at Bouv- ellSeurs.-weli to the north and within 18 miles of one of the four major Vosges passes at Le Borihomme. The battle • for Rambercil- lers, a road center 22 miles southeast of Nancy, thundered on the Seventh In a two-mile gain captured St. Gorgon, one mile south of.the town and 21 miles west of the Vos- ges Pass at Saales. A communique said the Seventh here was pushing east on a five-mile front. Germans Beaten Back North of Belfort the Germans were driven back, after a counterattack west of Le Thlllot, which itself Is only seven miles from Bussang Pass, another gateway through the Vosges to the Rhine. The Amerian First Army feeling out the Siegfried Line was hampered by weather as wet. end almost as cold, but it was inching its way through pillboxes southwest of Prum and eight miles Inside Germany. The Amerian attack spread from the Slttard area north 6f the besieged frontier Industrial city of Aachen southward to near the German- Luxembourg border, and the com- munique reported "limited progress.' The Doughboys hammered.against Hurtgen, 14 miles southeast of Aachen, apparently with -little success, but far to the south they cleared the Germans from the Luxembourg border towns of Wesserbilllg and Monpach," six miles west of Trier, where they also are across the enemy's frontier. The Doughboys in northern France captured Haute-Krontz, near where the borders of France, Luxembourg and Germany's Saar come together. German patrols • probed the First Army front, looking for a developing American attack. Third Near Saar Basin The Gerraaai were even more sensitive, however, about the disposition of the-Third army, whose arch- Ing lines 28 to 20 miles northeast of Nancy were thrust within 20 miles of the Saar basin, with Its Industry and coal mines. They were slugging toe-to-toe with Lt. Gen George S. Patten's forces on th«> Lorraine Elaln, without regard to the tank losses which in 4Q hours have totalled as many as ordinarily equip a pnnzer division. - -By NOLAND NORGAARD' .Rome;. Sept. 30 <#>—Enemy tanks have driven the British Eighth Army from a small bridgehead across the 'Fiumicino river north west of Rimini, headquarters dls- iii reply to the newspaper's question to him. ' "I have read, or listened to, all of Gov. Dewey's speeches and statements to date," said Ball. "He has not convinced me that his own convictions on this (foreign policy) ssue are so strong that he would fight for a foreign policy which will offer "real hope of preventing World War III against the inevitable 'opposition to such a policy. Says Own Convictions Deep. ' "That being the 'case, I would violate my own deepest convictions if I were at this time to try to campaign for Gov. Dewey. ient, knifing into the German lines desptte-stroTVg-euemy attacks. The Fiumicino the lower course of Caesar's famous Rubicon of antiquity, WES running deep and swift rom the autumn downpours, and lome of the Americans' mountainous supply roads were so flooded 'hat even mule, trains were stalled. Moderate Gains Reported Both the Americans and ' the British reported moderate gains In rooting the Germans from highland trongholds overlooking the roads eading into the P6 valley. The British reverse on the Humi- clno caine '.west of San Mauro Di --"I~shall~lnstead; devote myself to . .discussing the - issue of "foreign policy and stressing its importance to the future of America 'at .every opportunity, trusting in the people's judgment on Nov. 7 to make the right decision for America." : : In Washington,. Senator Wherry of Nebraska, Republican "whip of the Senate, said he thought .Ball's decision "most unfortunate." "I feel Governor De'wey's statement on foreign policy Is ,.brbad enough and positive enougli that anyone,' Republican or Democrat, could be satisfied with it," Wherry told reporters. "He will have to have legislation to Implement the broad principles before details could be worked in. If Dewey's statement on International policy is not ' satisfactory, what about the other candidate?. "Dewey has made the only affirmative statement made." Ball Needed, Wherry Says As for Ball, Wherry said "we need him badly to help us in this campaign." I hope he changes his mind." None of the three leaders of the Dewey campaign in the state. Gov. Edward J. Thye, National Republican Committeeman Roy Dunn, or State Republican Chairman George C. Jones, could be reached for comment today on Senator Ball's statement. At the Governor's office It was said, however, that he might make a statement later in the day. Finds Doughboys Helped by "Talks" Restores Mentally Exhausted Veterans To Battle Trim, Physician Says Baltimore, Sept. 30. (ff>)—Dr. Gil- iighttJTioY of Rimini..; Contributions To GOP Of Maryland §2,542,50 Washington, Sept. 30. (if) —Th Maryland. Committee has reported to the clerk of the House of Representatives receipt of $2,542.50 in Republican campaign contributions from June 6 through Sept. 11 and the disbursement of $1,296.42. The only contributor of more than $100 was Jacob France, Baltimore, new national committeeman who gave $2,500. Other contributions totaled $42.50. The report, submitted -by Robert O. Bonnell. committee treasures, disclosed that the disbursements Included $1,000 to the state central committee. Negress Wins Tomato Peeling Contest Baltimore, Sept. . 30.— UP) —Top honors in Baltimore's first annual tomato peeling contest were won today by Evelyn Rich, negro em^ ploye of the Booth .Packing Company, who skinned.five pounds per minute. Seventeen contestants entered the competition which climaxed the seasonal production campaign sponsored by the Baltimore Canned Foods Exchange. Miss Rich, whose score was 50.33 pounds of satisfactorily skinned tomatoes in ten minutes, received $100 war bond. bert Rudman, Baltimore physician recently returned from Australia said today that mentally exhausted veterans of war usually needed no further treatment than mere confidential talks to rehabilitate them arid send them hack to the battle front. Such talks, the physician, who was stationed at the Forty-second General Hospital unit, said hat helped send more than 45 per cenl of the patients back to duty. "Treatment of these men usuallj consisted of talking with them and explaining their own cases to them When they understood what hac happened to them and why they had certain symptdms, the cases usually began to clear up, ant mentAl breakdown began to disappear," he explained. Good .food, recreation and "Just being home" were listed by Dr Rudman as the major solutions of the post-war problems of rehabilitation of the physically and mentally tired veterans. -Dr. Rudnian, a 1937 graduate ol the Un!7crs!ty of Maryland Medlca School, served for seven months In New Guinea before being assigned to the Australia hospital unit. Planes Over Honolulu Prove To Be Friendly Honolulu. Sept. 30. (/?>—Unidentified airplanes, later proved to be friendly, gave. Honolulans a 50- minute air raid alert this morning nnd. caused considerable uneasiness In this city which has had no alarm of any kind for nearly nine months The alert lasted from 2:15 a, to 3.05 a. m.- f4:45 to 5:35 a. m. Pacific War Time). Text In Book Of Revelation Furnishes Name For Fortress Adriatic city Pair'sTiff Susan Wayward Hollywood, Sept. 30^(/P>—Susan 'Case Evidence ' • Being Studied ; Juyeiiije. Referee To Render V e r d i c l in J a e k-i e •; Cooper Hotel Party \ '.<•'• Trial Early in Week \ ',.-'" South Bend, Ind:, Sept. 30 (if) — Juvenile Referee Albert. L. Dojle said tonight, at the end of a,two- day closed hearing that he, would render a written verdict Monday or Tuesday in the caso of former actor Jack Cooper and three other persons .charged with contributing to the delinquency •. of minors at a last " party last July. ~ "The amount of evidence is too voluminous : and the possibility of error to great to warrant a hasty decision," Doyle, said after hearing three of the defendants take the stand to deny the charges categorically. Two Trainees Involved Tried with Cooper, a 22-year-old Navy V-12 student stationed at .the University of Notre Dams, v.'ers Wayward and Jess Barker, screen!George Bender, 24, of Sheffield, 111., pair who separated two weeks ago after a tiff at a house party, are hunting a. new house together and expect to have a baby about next ^ . New Zeaiaiiders heki 400 yards of Jie 'south bank and a small force irave'd the current and planted itself; on .the farther side. Before t could'be reinforced, German tanks runibled^ up along with enemy in- ~antry and forced them back across he stream': Seven miles farther west the I Ightirig which had blazed around Savlgnanq subscribed in the thick weather. Sharp German counterattacks on the southwest caused some leading British elements to withdraw, However. Germans Fail To Dislodge Yanks The Germans made a supreme effort to dislodge the Doughboys from vionte Battaglia, 11 miles from their ilghway pivot of Imola on the road "rom Rimini which runs northwest to Bologna, • a prime Fifth Army objective. Unsuccessful, the Germans were forced to withdraw both east arid west of the. mountain, since American fire from the summit commanded supply roads. This may have been' a. factor in the moderate gains reported "to the tfest, where the Americans captured Giugnola and sent patrols on a mile northwest into Belvidere, 18 miles south and slightly east of Bologna and 14 miles from the Rimini-Bologna highway. To the west American units in a :hree-mlle advance took the moun- :aln hamlet of Flllgare, on one of ;he main north-south highways north, also the village oC'Monte- fredente, six miles west of Fillgare. British Approaching- Forli The British on. then- right were approaching Porli, 52 miles northwest of Rimini, and Paenza, 18 miles farther on; both on the Rimini-Bologna highway. The- British -seized Monte Fuso, 20 miles froin Porli, and Presioia, 18 '.i .miles 'from iFaenza. Bvaziliari. troops kept up the pressure : on the western coastal Hank with, aggressive' 7 patrolling. Heavy rains -which turned mountain paths into torrents also discouraged aerial activity. Enemy batteries and troops near the French-Italian frontier were shelled Thursday by the U. S. destroyer Hilary P. Jones and the French destroyer Le Fortune, the Allied communique announced. A dinner table 'discussion, Miss Hayward said, led to a realization that their love persisted, "nnd so we decided to give our marriage another chance." They wed last July. " Fart of their trouble, the actress speculated, might have been due to their occupying her small apartment. Hence the house-hunt. Petitions Fqr Strike Vote At Mines Dropped Supervisory Employes Unioii Withdraws Action Since Government Took Over Opevations Reconversion (Continued from Page i) 4. A shi£t to the new priority policy which will cause a minimum of paper work and reshuffling of production schedules. 5. The revocation of about 100 of the 200 orders applying- to chemicals, textiles and forest products; and the revocation of 250 of the remaining 300 orders. The remaining 150 regulations will be "greatly simplified". Those • controlling metal products will be practically elim- nnted. To Drop 500 Orders (Actually, WPB has about 700 orders In force, if schedules attached to some of the refulatlons anc having 'the force o£ separate orders nre • counted. Thus calculated about 500.orders and schedules will be dropped). 6. Maintenance of "a full kit ol tools" for. emergency use. WPB will retain some controls over allocation and scheduling, maintain Its organization and field staff; and continue "a compact group of industry 'divisions staffed by men with Industrial know-how"; and continue Its contact with business and labor through the industry and labor ad- visery committees. ' 7. A requirement that business furnish sufficient information on orders and schedules to permit prompt remedial action if trouble develops A U. S. Eighth Air.Forco Bomber!Revelation they read: "And I saw Station. England, Sept. 30—UP}— the Seven Angels which stood bc- Seven survivors of the Plying Fort-'fore God xxx." ress Heavenly Body, rescued from! While 20-foot waves buffeted the English channel after theirj them, they looked up :and <nw n bomber sunk, named their new! British air-sea rescue plane circling Fortress Seven Angels today, taking the'name from a text in the Book of Revelation. ! It goes back to the day when this crew In the Third Bombardment division took off with a formation headed for Bremen to bomb a Nazi tank factory. Staff Sgt. Gilbert Woernor, 21, of Fredericksburg. Tex.. Just before the takeoff opened his pocket Bible Its pilot sent out the radio position for rescue craft. "And another angel came xxx," they read. The crewmen waited some 30 minutes, their eye.s toward England. "And xxx there was silence in Heaven about the space of half an hour," A rescue launch sped across the chnnnej arid a plane dropped smoke Donald Nelson (Continued from Page r) "I wish I could say that I'm happy, too," Krug wild, "buti to bei lllini Moved Front To Beat Great Lakes Oreat LakH, TIL, Sept. 30. (/T 3 )— 'A valiant Illinois eleven that re- at random and insterled nn English)bombs to direct it toward the sur- pound note between two pages for j vivors. Report Coffee (Continued from Page i) it was when rationing was suspended in July, 1043. This Is steadily dwindling, however, since shipments have been suspended. Coffee Importers have appealed to the OPA to remove the commoditi from p-'ice controls so they can offer more attractive prices to tin growers. There appeared liUle likelihood that the agency would gran the appeal. _ Albuquerque, W. M., Sept. 30. <.'P)— The New 'Mexico district ORIcc o Price Administration todny mad and then withdrew an nnnouncc ment thnt coffee would go br\ck on the ration list effective 12:01 a .m October I. The OPA sources who reported thnt orders for the rationing had been mailed to New Mexico dls- safe keeping. "And the smoke of the incense. Subsequently he found in tho: which came with the prayers of the verses marked by the currency an j saints, ascended up before God. 1 ' allegory of the ordeal he and his Beiiriea Woerncr, six crcwmatcs experienced. !arc: the survivors also a V-12 student; Mite Pauline . Frederick, a 19-year-old South Bend girl, and OUie Lowery, 49, a bar wait£rL_employed_by_the_hotel Pittsburgh, Sept.. 30 (ffj—President John McAlplne of the "United Clcri- al, Technical and Supervisory Em- iloyes Union: disclosed today.with- irawal of petitions .which \vbuld lave authorized voting .at 40 mines m the question of whether to.strike o enforce-demands for union rec^ >gnition. .' . Irr the past six weeks -73 mines lave been taken over, by the gov- rnment aftei- strike you*? resulted n suspension of operations. All the nines resumed operation after the ,ovemment, : topk control. • Further Strike Vote. Unwarranted McAlplne said ' further strike •otes are 'unwarranted "since the ;overnment has decided to conduct iearings throughout the coal indus- 17" to investigate facts'in the dis- jute between -the supervisory em- iloyes union and: management. The decision tO'Withdraw the vot- ng petitions, said McAlpine, fol- owed a National Labor Relation ward panel meeting in Washington Monday at which time decision was reached. Dates for the hesrings have not >een fixed, said McAlpine, but he added: "The union recommended to the janel that hearings be held not In Washington, but throughout the coal region, at such affected pqlnts' as Uiarleston, Beckley, and tiorgnn- town, W. Va., Pittsburgh and In- dlnana. Pa., and Bair,' O. Better Settlement Will Be Expected Tile union believes such procedure will expedite settlement of the dif- Icultles, said McAlpine. Thirty-six ol the Impending strike elections were to be conducted by Oie NLRB October 4 at pits In West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Alabama. Some ballots already had been distributed, but withdrawal of the petitions will result in cancellation >f the elections, said n spokesman for the regional NLRB. The supervisors union is a newly organized unit of the United Mine Workers District 50. where the defendants admitted a parly was held In three rooms the night of July S3. Lowery did not testify, but his i attorney petitioned the court orally ; for his trial on a charge of illegally • furnishing intoxicants instead of on the existing charge of contribution. M. Edward- Doran said In a heated summation for the defense that "this is the first time in my career as 'a lawyer that the lurid details of an isolated case of delinquency have been given vebatim to the newspapers and publicized all over the country, if Jackie cooper had been someone else this never would have happened." Doran called attention to the fact that Cooper and Bender were in uniform and said that "the blame (for their being charged) is on the parents and the people who permit girls of tender ages to go places where they can attract men in uniform." ..' Girls 15 and 16 Ye'are Old • 'The minors involved were two South Bend girls, one 15 and one i. 16 years old. The testimony of the older girl was contra'dicted today by ' - "Jooper, who told Referee Doyle: "There is no truth .to the statement that she -looked through the door from the. connecting room and saw Miss- Frederick , nude on the jed. She (Miss 'Frederick) never :ook off her clothes while I was .here." In answer-to a direct question the 15-yenr-pId Bii-1 testified yesterday that she had. sextual Intercourse with Bender at the party, which Cooper in his testimony today characterized as "conversation, dancing radio music and. a few. drinks by the male members of-the gathering." The former film - star told tW 7 court thnt ,he, Miss Frederick,' Bender. !arid..the 45-year-old girl remained in the/center of the three rooms Cooper tiad engaged, while a fellow;' '• 'unidentified Naval V-12 trainee * and the 16-year-old girl went-into an adjoining room "to talk," Danced and Talked, Cooper Says Meanwhile, Cooper said, Miss Frederick and Bender danced to radio music "while I was talking to the 15-year-old girl. Next Pauline and the girt danced. together. Fln- ally, George danced with the girl and Pauline sat down and we taik- ed. I don't know when it was, but all of a sudden I noticed Bender and the girl weren't in the room. A few minutes later 'hey. come back through the hall door. I don't know how long they were gone—maybe 10 minutes." Preceding Cooper on the stand was another Naval V-12 trainee stationed at Notre Dame. Referee Doyle would not permit the witness's name to be made public. The witness told the court: "Nothing took place out of the •way at the party In my presence." UCLA Surprised and Beaten By California Berkeley, Calif., Sept. 30— lift — One of the thundering upsets of the 1944 football season was written Ir.to far western records to<3ay when the University of California Bears posted a 6 to 0 victory over the highly favored University of California! (at Los Angeles) Bruins. The Bears proved themselves the opportunists of n swift, wild contest that otherwise snw the beaten team the master of practically everything but the score board. Roger Harding, center /or-the home town eleven, blocked a punt eight minutes after the opening kickoff, recovered the ball on the run. and charged 22 yards to score. The Bears failed to placekick the extra tally but the damage—to UCLA—was done. Couldn't Find Plate Bui Recognized Goal New Haven, Conn.. Sept. 30— OP) — Tali. George . Loh, Yale baseball pitcher who met with difficulty often last summer trying to find home plate, today plunged -across the goal line with unerring accuracy to give the Blue footballers a successful 7-3 inaugural ngninst strong Coast Guard Academy. The Cadets, victors over Tufts an<I Bates, went In front in the second period on big Oeorge Richardson's 20-yard placement'which .Hit the top of the crossbar and skidded over to" count. Then they fought Digging Into Costs Of Next Elections Seiiale Committee - Undertakes "Most Comprehensive Effort" Washington, Sept. 30 UP) —The Senate Campaign Expenditures Committee began today an attempt .0 find out how much .the presidential election is costing, who is foot- ng the bill and the identity of campaign organizations. Chairman Green (D-RI) said it was "the most comprehensive effort n American history" to get such facts. The first step, he spld, will be submission of questionnaires to all political committees not affiliated directly with national party organi- sations. He did not name any.; "There ts no member of .the committee," Green said In. a statement, 'who desire? to circumscribe the political choice of any individual or his freedom to work for the success of his favorite candidates. Neither there any desire to recommend anyleglslation which might Infringe upon the freedom of. speech and thought' of any Individual. "We believe, however", that the people of the United Stntes are entitled to know, in the fullest detail, how much political campaigns cast, and who pays the .cost." tribtitors said the announcement viciously to protect this advantage, wns withdrawn after word froml«ided by some brilliant passing and Washington that It was premature.! running by Tom Dorscy.. Over Germany the Heavenly Body Lt. Roy Buck, 1113 Pcnnock 'ave- !eft it* formation. One engine was out and two of the three other en- Slnes had failed by the time it wne over the channel. fused to quit after blowing a 19-fl The plane was vibrating and los- hnlftlme !ead came from behind In''"8 height badly and the pilot the closing period today to tie the warned the crew they were going to favored Great T.*!c«(i, 26-28. hit. The plane split in three KCC- frank, I could wUli you were going led fo- three third-period touch to Veep on MtUnsj there"—Ir.dknt-'ciowiw nnd B 26-19 margin, but Just Ing the chairman's chiilr—"nnB thntj when the Illlnl seemed whipped The bruising Blufljockets explod- j tion*. The pilot nnd -copilot were Y., wnlst gunner, nue, Nashville, Tenn., bombardier. Lt. Herbert Greldcl, 25, Dauphin, Pa,, navigator. Tech. Sgt. Albert Deterokr, 27, 5734-A Theodosla avenue. St. Louis, Mo., topturret gunner. Staff 8gt. Lawrence Crillcy, Jr.. 25, 141-07 59th BVenuc, PUwhlns. N. (o a mlrnelo con hnrdly be expected I coald keep on sitting h.ere"— IndJ-ithey quickly converted one of their to roaxsure anyone." ;«Uinc liU rrwltlon or. the sideline*..lew/orcnks Into n tying touchdown. trapped and Quickly .«nnk. SlnflT Sgt, Robert Hoymnn. 31. Tile other seven crewmen huddled 1 IjiUrobe, Pn., BallturrtU gunner. Alabama Beauty jMnckiewicz Goes (Continued from Page.t) Th6 21-yeftr-old Rooney said*after! the double ring ceremony that there would be "no career lor my wife," adding that after tho war he Alfred E. Smith Seriously III Condition of Ex- New York Governor "Still Hopeful", Physician Says New York, Sept. ,30. W>—Former Governor A'lfred E, Smith Is seriously ill at Rockefeller Institute ..,„... .,„.,_ hospital but his.condition !s "still £ f,i TIT v Hopeful," Dr.:Rayrriond P, Sullivan, lo Cleveland Indians)his physician, said'today. ' Dv.' Sullivan Bald the 1928 Demo- Baltimore, Sept. 30— (&) — Th« sale of ~Fc\\x Macklewlcz, Baltimore Oriole cenlerflelder, to the Cleveland planned to return to Hollywood Indians wan disclosed . today by and produce pictures under the'G«org« Re«d, president of the In- banner of "Rooney. Inc." ternntlonol League cratlc • presidential candidate had been transferred from St. Vln«nt'« hospital" to the Rockefeller hospital for treatment. . "Ltet night he rtld not respond Rooney, who Is ftbnent from CiunplHerb Armstrong, Sluert on n 48-hour pass which ex- plres' tomorrow night, snltl thnt he expected to be sent overseas soon. In R rubber dinghy or clung to thc| Staff Sgt. Richard Rolnnder, 20,'He talked with his mother, Mrs sides. From chapter 8 of the Book ofiUllgunncr. Orioles, andiRR well ax had been expected," manager. I Sullivan said. ciu r\» Liiovt unts, uv^iiivon itinimft^L ., oiliuvtvil auiu, . .1 Mncklewlc? 1$ the .third 'memberi Smith. 70, was admitted to Si, I of the pennant-winning Birds pur- Vincent's hospltnl August 10 suffer- chftstd by the ' American Lea gut! ing from heat exhaustion, but ha tcnrn. Stun Dcnjnmln and BlBBJhas not beer. In jcod health since J1263 Main street. Leicester. Mo«i..[Ncll Pankcy. In Hollywood shortly Monaco wore ncqulrcd R month!his wife's death tcvernl months infter the vows n-crc rend. !"go. !ngci.

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