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THE SALISBURY TIMES Temperatures 1 nipoi Hture at 7 a. m. 74. Lowest last nisrht 70. For 24 hours up 4 p.

m. yesterday: High 93, low 65. The Weather Cloudy and continued warm, followed by rain and increasing winds near the coast tonight. Tuesday, cloudy and not so warm; some rain and strong winds. VOL.

XXI. NO. 172 A Member of The Audit Bureau of Circulations SALISBURY, MARYLAND, MONDAY EVENING. JUNE 25, 1915 An Associated PrMi Newspaper Published Daily Except Sunday PRICE THREE CENTS Salisburian Believed Lost In SENATORS HOLD Airborne Invasion Hastens TRUMAN IS DUE TO SPEED END Sinking Of Jap Prison Ship sailed from Manila October 11 Cleanup Of Luzon Campaign Trap Is Thrown Around HIROHITO GIVES Argentina Fails To Eliminate German Economic Penetration Brazil, on the other hand, has eliminated completely 48 listed last year and was sunk 200 miles from the hina coast Octolter 24 Forty-five years old, Col. Hol land was the son of Mr.

and Mrs. Frank T. Holland, New York and brother of W. Tracy Holland and Mrs. Louise H.

Pease, New lork Ave. His wife is Mrs. Dorothy D. Holland of Roanoke. The Hollands last heard from Col.

Holland in January when they received a form postal card written in July, 1944, at a prison camp. An Army reserve officer since 1925, Col. Holland was called to ictive dutv with Army Intelli gence in May, 1941, and arrived in the Philippines two weeks be fore the bombing of Pearl Har bor. When Manila was evacu ated Col. Holland was in a group of 14 men left behind to complete the evacuation.

He was cited by Gen. Douglas MacArthur, accord ing to a passage in the book I Saw the Fall of Batann," by Gen. Carlos P. Romulo, Filipino leader. He was formerly attached to the Roanoke branch of the Office of the Collector of Internal Reve STORM MOVING UP EAST COAST Weatherman Indicates It Will Miss This Area The Weather Bureau indicated today that a tropical hurricane moving up the Atlantic Coast would spend itself at sea before reaching this section.

Northeast storm warnings were displayed from Norfolk to Cape Hatteras for winds of gale force with moderate winds north of the Virginia Capes becoming fresh northeast as far as Cape May, N. tonight. Charleston, S. June 25 (AP) The center of the tropical hurricane sweeping up the Atlantic seaboard from the Caribbean pass ed 40 miles east of here early to day and swung northeastward par allel to Carolina's beach resort area. The Weather Bureau said the core of the storm would pass over or slightly east of the Carolina Capes this afternoon and that strong winds from gale to full hurricane force would be felt from north of here to Hatteras.

Precautions were advised along the beach resort area, now in the height of its summer season, and areas northward to Norfolk were urged by the Weather Bureau to stand by for frequent advisories. Persons on the low exposed beaches from Georgetown, S. to Cape Hatteras, N. where the coastline swings farthest eastward, were warned to be ready to move to higher terrain for safety. Storm Crosses Florida Moving at about 20 miles an hour, the storm lashed across Florida early yesterday without caus.

ing any great damage and swung northeastward. It passed along the Georgia coast without incident, but coastline cities and towns reported high winds and heavy tains. Charleston began to feel the first effects of the big blow shortly after midnight when a heavy rain began to fall and the Weather Bureau reported gusts of wind up to 45 miles an hour. 12 Killed As Busload Of Soldiers Overturns Joplin, June 25 AV) Twelve persons were killed and 28 injured today when a bus, loaded with soldiers, struck a cow on Highway 71, swerved from the highway, plunged down a 10-foot embankment and overturned. Ten of the killed and all of the injured were soldiers who were returning to Camp Crowder, where they were stationed after a weekend in Jonlin.

There were 41 passengers aboard. The top of the bus collapsed as it overturned, pinning the passengers inside. Rescuers worked two hours removing the dead and injured. J. C.

Schug, superintendent of transportation for the Crown Coach Company who aided in the rescue work, said he believed at least half of those killed died of asnhyxiation from gasoline fumes. The two civilians killed were the driver and a civilian worker at Camp Crowder. KEY TO RISE IN MEAT SUPPLY Anderson Sees Increase In Adoption Of New Slaughtering Rules Washington, June 25 (AP) Clinton P. Anderson today forecast more meat for the nation's dinner table if the Senate goes along with new slaughtering rules written by the House into legislation extend ing price controls. The New Mexico Democrat who moves next Monday from his House seat into sweeping control over food as Secretary of Agriculture said the change "hands me a wea pon to deal with the black market in meat and to channel more meat to the dinner table." Anderson, however, declined to discuss in the same interview another House amendment designed to give him even greater authority in his new post, including veto power over OPA price and rationing orders.

Both were adopted during day long debate Saturday before the House finally approved a one-year extension of price and stabilization controls, although in widely different form than the Senate's extension bill. Goes To Joint Conference The measures are headed for a joint Senate-House conference committee, where administration leaders, with some Republican backing, will seek to strike still another House amendment and one added by the Senate. These are: 1. The Dirksen (R-Ill) amendment, voted by the House 200 to 164, to grant those aggrieved by OPA orders the right of appeal to federal district courts. 2.

The Wherry (R-Neb) amendment, voted by the Senate, which would set up a cost-plus pricing system for farm products. President Truman and farm leaders have asked that this amendment be stricken. The farmers say they prefer the parity system of pricing. Democratic leaders also undoubtedly will attempt to elimin ate the House-approved (211 to 155) amendment by Rep. Andre sen (R-Minn) making the secre tary of agriculture all-powerful over food, with OPA required to clear its food orders through him.

There was hardly any doubt however, that the conferees accept the Patman (D-Tex) meat amendment which the House adopted 372 to 3. This permits unlimited slaughter in all plants, large and small, certified by the Agriculture De partment as sanitary; sets aside restrictions on interstate transportation of meat not federally in spected, and permits the Army to purchase meat without such inspection if it comes from plants "citified as sanitary. The final version of the price control extension will embody an amendment offered in the Senate, and accepted bv both houses, to guarantee profits to meat processors. Plans Drawn For State Roads, Bridge Projects Annapolis, June 25 (AP) Advanced preparations for about worth of highway and bridge projects in the State Road' Commission's postwar construction program has been reported by Governor O'Conor. Some were reported advanced to the point where plans had been completed and rights of way were being acquired while in other cases surveys had been finished and plans were under preparation.

Three projects, all on the Eastern Shore, had received tentative approval from the Public Roads Ad- minstration in Washington, the governor said. They were the Eas-ton bypass, 5.5 miles in length, to cost Cordova road to Skipton, 3.78 miles, cost $315,000, and the Big Mills-Vienna Road, three miles, cost $303,500. The establishment of a program for construction of secondary highways as contemplated by the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1944 is nearing completion, the governor reported, adding that 17 of the 23 counties had submitted their programs. Among projects holding some ad-vanend status, the governor listed the following: the Easton bypass, Cordova-Skipton Road. Stevens-ville bypass; Big Mills-Vienna Road; Skipton-Wye Mills road; Elkton-Chesapeakc City road; Po comoke-Westover road.

Joseph Y. Gunliy, regional chairman of the War Loan drive in the four lower Shore counties; H. L. Ixirenian, Wicomico county chairman, and Showard T. Culver, an assistant chairman, stressed the necessity for purchasing bonds during the program.

Scarce market basket and luxury items brought the following prices: Three dozen ergs a carton of cigarets and a box of candy a live pig $800, and five pounds of sugar $100. Other items sold included: rayon hose, garden hose, tomatoes, electrical household furnishings, a roast of beef, shoes, cigars, blueberries, and snuff Lt. Col. Frank Lane Holland of Salisbury and Roanoke, is believed to have lost his life in the sinking of a Japanese transport by submarine action in the China Sea last October, his relatives here learned today. Col.

Holland, who was captured by the Japanese on Bataan early in the war, was listed by the Japanese government as one of 1.1(3 officers and enlisted men being transported from an internment camp at Manila to the Japanese mainland aboard the vessel that was sunk. An official communication from the War Department to Mrs. Holland in Roanoke informed her that only five aboard escaped but that four others had been report ed as recaptured by the Japanese. According to a note from the Japanese government to the War Department through the International Red Cross, the transport MAN DIES FROM CRASH INJURIES Laurel Motorist Hurt On June 10 Succumbs A Laurel man injured two weeks ago died and two persons were hurt, one critically, during the weekend on the lower Shore State Police here reported today. Norman 0.

Davis, 33, 103 Oak Laurel, died late Saturday at Peninsula General Hospital from internal injuries received on June 10 when his car and a truck driven by Philip Calvin Widdowson, 20, Princess Anne, collided a half-mile north of Prin cess Anne on Route 13. At the time of the collision Widdowson told investigating po liceman Corp. John C. Gates that the cab of his truck ripped awav the left side of the automobile operated by Davis. A charge of passing a vehicle on the wrong side of the highway was brought by Corp.

Gates against Davis after the accident. Crisfield Man Hurt Weldon McCready, 36, Cris field, was unconscious at McCrea dy Memorial Hospital in Crisfield today with head and chest injuries sustained when the car near which he was standing was hit by an automobile at the intersection of Route 413 and 40fi at Hudson's Corners in Somerset county at 3:30 a. m. yesterday. Another man.

Dale Ward, 24 Crisfield, who was with McCready when they were knocked down was taken with McCready to the hospital by a passing motorist John E. Hudges, Pocomoke City. Ward, police said, suffered frac tures of both legs. Corp. Gates charged Harvey Hall Ennis, 32, Princess Anne, driver of the car that injured McCready and Ward, with failing to stop at a boulevard stop sign.

According to the officer, Ennis' car came from a side road into Route 413 and collided with the automobile of John Nelson Ster ling, 22, Crisfield, parked along the highway, near which ard and McCready stood. They had been passengers in the Sterling car, the officers said. Mrs. Sterling, who was in her hushand's car, suffered minor in juries and received medical atten tion at the Somerset countv hos pital. Ward's wife was uninjured.

A hearing was scheduled for July 9 before Magistrate Fred Hoi land, in Crisfield. Crash Near Sharptown Alexander Paul Butler, 53, Sharptown, was charged by State Police Trooper George S. Smith with failing to give the right-of- way following a minor collision less than a mile from Sharptown late Saturday. Trooper Smith reported Butler's car collided with an automobile driven by Layton Thomas Conway, 21, Georgetown, as Butler backed his automobile Irom a driveway. Conway was cnarged with not having a driver's license in his possession.

Minor damages resulted. On June 22 Corp. Gates brought a charge of failing to stop at a stop sign against Alexander Wright, 32, negro. Princess Anne, when Wright's car and one driven bv Gorman A. ooper, 11, 1'itts ville, collided on Route 13 a mile south of Princess Anne.

Wright was treated at Peninsula General Hospital for slight injuries, Corp. Gates said. He estimated damage tn hnth ears at SI 00. Mr, Hnol Renson. 35.

Prin- mi Anne, an Joseiih Earl Narr Ion, 29, Goltlsborough, l. i es- neH inuirv June 21 when Narr- lon's truck collided witn Mrs TUnsnn's narked car on Route lr annroximatelv a mile north of Princess Anne, Corp. Gates reported. Nrrlon was charged with reckless driving. 28 Fatal Accidents In State During May Baltimore, June 25 (AP) The State Traffic Safety Commission OK7 trnffie ac cidents in Maryland in May, 28 of them fatal, this represented a zo percent reduction over May, 1944.

Vina itntintipa hnH a fatnlitv free month. They were Allengany, Car oline, Dorchester, redencn, iiar-rett, Harford. Howard, Queen A .1 T-lhrtf Rnlllmnra fitl' nunc anu i a i t. uaiLimvit had 649 accidents and eight deaths. OF CONFERENCE Future Of Stettinius May Be Bared In Brilliant End Of Talks Francisco, June 25 fAP) Truman's arrival today to help wind up the United Na twins conference in a brilliant of ceremonies ami speech iiMkiim' may also lead to the speedy winilup another situation the of Edward R.

Stettinius, secretary of state. I'n-i lent Truman took off from i held Field at Olympia, it Yl.Vn p.m. (EWT) today for anil, en route to the postwar i iMiy conlerence at han nan In llie American delegation and nihi l- diplomatic croups here there considerable speculation that the President may indicate either publicly or privately his future plans for Stettinius before he lives here tomorrow night. There are twfl main reasons cited for this view 1. The prolonged speculation that Mr.

Truman may intend to ri place Stettinius in the secretary ship with James r. Byrnes, for met director of war mobilization, is weakening Stettinius' official position in addition to being per sonally embarrassing to him. Breaking Point Reached 2. Now that the conference has come up to a successful conclu -ion. with the charter of a new world peace organization ready for final, formal approval and fitrnine.

Stettinius immediate task is done, and a breaking point has been reached. A Big Three meeting is close at hand but it is another job; if Stettinius is to prepare for it, as secretary, he may want to know without delay. If Byrnes or some one else is going as secretary with Stettinius in some other ca pacity that also will have to be decided without delay, since the time is short. It seems evident that persons dose to Stettinius here do not know what ttre answer is, even though they refuse to discuss the situation on the ground it is a White House matter. Some members of the American (Meiration predict that since the sim i-ntary's part the conference anil the conference itselt nave enn eil in success, the President will ho inclined to keep him on.

This is in sharp contrast with predictions in Washington political Vi will ho civpn A foreign assignment, as leading American official in the projected 1'nited Nations set up, and re placed as secretary. Met Last May President Truman and Stettinius have not met since late May, when the secretary paid a flying visit to the White House. Prior to mat thcv had been associated for a few days immediately after the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt, hot in the hectic events of those di.v no thought was given to chatiL'e. Two months to the day after the conference ooened on April io, Mi.

Truman arrives today at Hamilton Field from the Pacific north. west, whpre he has been vacation ing Conference delegation chiefs will meet him and he will lead a procession across the Golden Gate bridge through San Francisco and up N'oh Hill to the Fairmont Hotel headquarters of the American del cgatinn. Dinners and receptions are a part of his schedule but the Wain items are two: To watch the start of the charter signing tonight and 'o address the final closing session tomorrow afternoon beginning about 5 o'clock. The charter was put into final shape by action of the conference s'Kiing committee Saturday, al hoiigh theoretically it remains onen to change until it has been ared by tonight's last working idenary session, called for m. The signing is scheduled start after that and to be re -I 'll', tomorrow morning, requir about 8 hours in all.

Man Dies On Street Here From Heart Attack Harvey E. Wise, 59, father of Ai-inv Air Corns flight officer -tricken with a heart attack died at the corner of Camden and Winder St. late yesterday ho was walking to his home at nest llonticello Ave. A. Pademaker, Wicomico i ty medical examiner who was by Citv Police, reported due to natural causes short- 1 after 10 p.m.

Funeral services for the veteran "tiiisyivania Railroad crossing at I'lidant at the East Church St. 1 "s-ing here are being delayed i'lulinir notification of his son, 1 it-lit Officer Harvey E. Wise, Jr. itiotied at Merced Army Air fa, if. II" is also survived by his wife.

Hertie B. Wise, and a daugh Miss Nancy Wise of the Mon lin Ave. address and the children: Mrs. Walter J. 1 nadwater, Newport News, K.

fiharpc, Wilmington, -irs. John W. McGrath. Ba Four grandchildren and great-frt-nnHj'Mijl alcn onrviua He leaves the following brothers sisters; John Wise, Cape ales, Char'ie Wise. Welter R.

Wise.fNew-":! News. Mrs. John Berrv. Mew. and Mrs.

Althea Kiehmond, Va. 20,000 Japs Near Escape Port Manila. June 25 (AP) Elev enth airborne division parachut ists hastened the Luzon cleanup campaign toward a climax today, putting tne squeeze on an estimated 20,000 Japanese now sealed otT from their last major escape port, Aparri, It was at Aparrl, on the north coast, that the enemy invaded the Philippines Dec. 10, 1944. Americans and Philippine guerrillas already have killed or captured 413,081 Japanese in the campaign to liberate the islands, uen.

iiougius aiac Arthur announced. He listed Japanese casualties during the past week at 9,238 killed and 1,483 captured, compared with American losses of 223 dead and 589 wounded. The Japanese in the Cagayan Valley below Aparri found themselves compressed into a 60-mile corridor and caught between hammer and anvil. Town Captured To their north were the airborne veterans commanded by Maj. Gen.

Joseph M. Swing, who landed Saturday on Camalaniu-gan airfield, four miles south of Aparri, without opposition. Joining guerrillas who already had taken Aparri, they captured Lal-Lo town, 11 miles south, and were pushing toward Tuguegarao, Cagayan province capital still held If Filipinos despite three days of fierce Japanese counter-attacks. To the south of the pocketed Japanese were spearheads of the 37th Division under Maj. Gen.

Robert E. Beightler, hammering their way northward to relieve Col. Russell W. Volckmann's Tu- gucgardo defemlean. The 37th was within eight miles of the town Saturday night.

Gliders, used for first time in this theater of war, carried jeeps and reinforced the parachut ists. Associated Press correspondent Hamilton Varon reported the Aparri landing were made "with the precision of practice maneuver." Apparently caught by strafing planes, nearly 1,000 Japanese dead were found by the 33rd Division in the Balud River valley east of Bagrio on Luzon, Japs Abandoning Borneo Oil Fields Manila, June 25 (AP) After doing their best to sabotage all oil wells, Japanese evidently are abandoning some of Borneo's richest petroleum areas to the ing Australians. Australia Ninth Division drove down the Borneo north coast toward the Miri fields against slight opposition yesterday and already had taken Seria, potentially richest oil area in the British Empire. At least 21 of Seria's 50 wells still were flaming from Japanese torches, however. More than 150 American and Australian bombers continued the aerial blasting of the southeastern Dutch Borneo port of Balikpapan.

but there was no confirmation of Tokyo radio reports that the Al lies had attempted landings there which had been "complete checked." The last enemy rtsistance on Labuan Island in Brunei Bay has been smashed, the Melbourne radio reported, and General Mac-Arthur said other Australians had cleared Tarakan Island. Chinese Fight For Former U. S. Base Chungking, June 25 (AP) Chinese forces pursuing Japanese troops up China's east coast 450 miles west of Okinawa have reached Hwangyen, 176 mile south of Shanghai, the Chinese high command announced today as other Chinese troops fought for possession of the former American air base city of Liuchow, 800 mile to the southwest. In the Ywangyen area, the Tai- chow Bay, Chinese spearheads en gaged Japanese rearguards after a week-long retreat which carried enemy troops 60 miles from Chi nese-occupied enchow.

Follow ing the steadily retreating Jap anese, Chinese forces have reach ed a point within 127 miles south-cast of Hangchow. More than 60 enemy troops were killed 65 miles south of Hangchow when Chinese guerrillas blew up a Japanese munitions tram near Iwu on the Chekiang-Kiangsi railroad. The Chinese said bitter fighting still raged in Liuchow, former U. S. air base site abandoned sev en months ago.

The Japanese had stiffened their resistance to Chinese attempts to capture the south rail station, the biggest rtil depot in south-central China. TWO FIRES PUT OUT Two fires on Saturday were extinguished by Salisbury firemen with no damage in either instance. Mrs. Alice Willing, South Division reported a fire in her home at 2:37 p. m.

after an oil-stove exploded. At 4:20 p. Lee Kelly, 121 Virginia reported a fire at his home, caused by burning paper which drifted on the roof from the firs place. PEOPLE IN OR DIE ETIMATUM Volunteer Corps Told Not To Surrender In Event Of Invasion San Francisco, June 25 (AP) The Japanese people were given a "win or die" ultimatum today in a directive stemming from Emperor Hirohito. Members of the people's volunteer corps were told not to be tak en alive or surrender in the event of an Allied invasion of the homeland in other words, win, get killed or commit suicide.

The order was contained in a new manual for the honiefront forces. As Japanese Home Minister Gen. ki Abe made a detailed report to Hirohito on air raid damage in Tokyo, Imperial headquarters be latedly admitted the loss of Okinawa and the Nippon radio claimed Allied forces had attempted a landing at Balikpapan in southeast Borneo which had been "com pletely checked." The Allied high command did not confirm the report a landing had been attempted, nor refer to reiterated Japanese reports thnt Allied warships were lying off Balikpapan. Commander Identified The formal communique by imperial headquarters, intercepted in San Francisco by the Federal Communications Commission, identified for the first time the commanding general of Nippon's Okinawa forces Lt. Gen.

Mitsuru Ushijima. The Japanese high command has given Ushijima up for dead, apparently, as tribute was paid him in obituary terms today by radio Tokyo. Similar tribute was paid the naval commanding officer, Rear Adm. Minora Ota, who was 1 i ii iouiia witn nis anies, wirouis cut, in a cave on Okinawa. American troops are still searching for Ushijima, dead or alive.

Guam, June 25 (AP) Hard-won Okinawa was paying off as an air base today, with American raids announced against Kyushu, the Sakishimas and elsewhere in the western Pacific even while the last scattered Japanese survivors were being killed or rounded up. Adm. Chester W. Nimitz announced that extensive patrols using rifles and grenades had raised the enemy casualties thru Saturday to 101,853 dead and captured. Small bands of Japanese still were trying vainly to filter into the northern hills of Okinawa, which already has cost them more dead than any single Pacific island with the possible exception of Luzon.

While this plodding land action was in progress, Army Thunderbolt planes on Saturday bombed Itazuki airfield on northern Kyu shu, one of Japan's home islands. Strikes Made Army and Marine planes made a series of neutralizing strikes on the Sakishima Rroup in the southern Ryukyus, possibly contributing to a marked decline in Japanese air attacks on Okinawa. After 48 hours of stiff tighting over Okinawa Thursday and Fri- iay, the Japanese sent out only snooper aireran on American Mustangs tiasen on Iwo Jima struck hard at two it iL enemy airneius on rionsnu, norm of Tokyo, on Saturday, destroying or damaging 69 planes in the air or on the ground for a loss of three of their own. Other American raiders ranged iar and wide. Formsa Cities Wrecked Radio Tokyo admitted today that six montns oi systematic iii-n-can air raids have demolished most cities on Formosa, guardian island of the east China coast, and sent their residents fleeing to the hills.

When the cities "reduced to cinders," the enemy broadcast said, city dwellers were "dispersed" and "have organized themselves into various combat formations to meet any possible emergency. New fire raids and bombings on the fortress island, reported by Gen. Douglas MacArthur were con ducted over the weekend while Mitchell bombers strafed more than 1.500 junks and other small craft in waters between Hong kong and Canton. At least 40 junks were wrecked. Latin Americas Will Send Material To Europe Washington.

June 25 (AP) A franirimpntt have been made for ho firt l.tin American contri bution to relief supplies for lib erated Europe through the Lniten inni Re Mpt and Kenani itation AtminUtrntion. I'NRRA director Herbert H. Lehman announced. Brazil, Chile, Cuba the Dominican reniihlic. Peru and Uruguay are providing more than 100,000 motrif tnn.

I ftiman sain, which will be shipped by the end of atimmot tn Biiph fnuntrifia av choslovakia, Greece, Yugoslavia, roiand, Aioania, ana itaiy. Washington, June 25 (AP) A Senute committee received State Department evidence today that Argentina has failed to eliminate a single case of suspected German economic penetration. Appearing Before a military subcommittee studying Nazi plans for a third World War, assistant Secretary of State William L. Clayton submitted documents summarizing results of a department campaign to stamp out Axis spearheads in Latin America by supplanting enemy control of various business enterprises with friendly ownership. Clayton said that in the case of recent Western Hemisphere member of the United Nations there are 104 such spearheads "in which no action or non-elimination action has been taken to date." Four others are in the process of elimination, he said but none has been eliminated completely.

SIBERIA REDS GET U. S. AID Lend-Lease Supplies Are Being Shipped There Washington, June 25 (AP) Lend-lease supplies cut off to western Russia when Germany surrendered are being shipped into Russian Siberia on the threshold of the Japanese war. Leo T. Crowley, lend-lease administrator, told the House appropriations committee the Siberian shipments are being made at the request of U.

S. military leaders. The fact became public today when the committee released the text of his testimony made earlier in the month. Crowley disclosed that the previously announced "review" of Russian lend-lease actually stopped all commitments which were not then en route to Russia or being loaded on ships. The Russians were given the choice of paying cash if they ant previously-promised lend-lease supplies to finish uncompleted plants and the like.

Aid To Siberia "There is, however, a program that is sponsored by our military under which we are supplying aid to Russia that is going to Siberia," Crowley testified. "My understanding with the chief of staff is that this aid will be continued until such time as the President and his highest military advisers advise us that they think it should be discontinued. "All of the things that are he-ing included in this are items that our military feel are necessary." Crowley testified tthat highest military strategists regard the Siberian lend-lease "of military advanage to the United States," and explained: "The possibility of Russia's entry into the war against Japan acts to pin down in northern Manchuria large numbers of Japanese troops which might otherwise be diverted against Allied forces in the Asiatic theater." Crowley told the committee European lend-lease was cut back drastically with Germany's defeat and said it may end completely for such countries as Belgium, Holland and France by the end of the year. He expects loans from the Exprot-Import Bank to take up where lend-lease ends. State Set For New Fight Over OPA Washington, June 25 (AP) The House appropriations committee laid the groundwork for a new congressional (U'ht over OPA today by recommending a budget for the agency for the coming fiscal year.

legislation to give OPA another year of life passed the House only Saturday after a brisk battle and now is before the Senate for action on amendments. The OPA fund, $6,000,000 below budget estimates, was included in a $3,134,481,456 deficiency supply bill which also contained for lend-lease, 000 for the Navy and $16,654,860 to finance a Treasury Department drive against tax dodgers. Small er amounts were included for more than a score of other agencies whose previously allotted appropriations were inadequate. The bill. $17,404,173 below budget estimates, also continues available for another vear an unexpended balance of $58,946,102 in the President's emergency fund.

While cutting OPA's overall request, the committee boosted by $1,712,195 the agency's enforcement fund to finance a campaign against ration coupon counterfeiters. Inquiries by both the banking and the appropriations committees, the latter reported, "amply justify the continued financial support" of OPA. spearheads, has 70 others in the process of elimination and has none tn which no action has been taken The spearheads, Clayton said, are "companies which are known centers of espionage or other ag-gresive activity. Elimination means that the company has either been liquidated, seized and operated by the local South American govern ment in question, or sold to non-Nazi Haiti showed 25 complete elimi nations, Chile 22 and Ecuador 19. Clayton said results have been encouraging, adding: "It seems a safe prediction to say that German economic and political penetration in this hemis phere has, for the most part, been dealt a blow from which it will probably not recover; and that the prospects are reasonably bright for the substantial elimination of Axis spearhead firms even in the areas where they still survive.

Noting that victory in Europe has brought an end to such former problems as blockade, shipments of supplies from Germany to danger-nut firm in this hemisphere and reestablished trade relationships, Clatyon added: "What we do have to worry a-bout are those persons who may be hiding Nazi loot or flight capital, and about the control of German investments in all of the republics." The subcommittee, headed by Chairman Kilgore (D-WVa) ordered its hearings on the basis of secret German documents showing how the Nazis hoped to hide behind a front of postwar industrial progress while maneuvering toward a new attempt at world domination. Clayton, detailing Allied efforts to thwart Axis war-making possibilities in any field, told of Nazi looting of wealth and property, including art objects in countries overrun by the German armies. The latter, he said, "because of the ease with which they can be concealed and smuggled, constitute one means by which the Nazis could transmit property abroad to be converted into cash for use in armament research and develop ment, espionage, or propaganda." Hut flight or capital, Clayton said "is not of treasure alone; the brains and skills of men are also the subjects of German efforts to save potential strength for -nother war." Saying this particularly true of German scientific and managerial personnel, the witness recited instances in which he said Germans sought to set up busines in foreign countries by supplying their own equipment and the men to run them. "In a certain neutral country," Clayton said, "the German electrical country, Telefunken, bought, a plant in the summer of 1943. The plant was immediately modernized and enlarged.

It now has complete facilities for testing the most intricate short wave radio equipment and magnificiently equipped laboratories for research nn the ultra short wave and tone frequency field." Break Appears In IT. S. Strike Troubles By The Amoeiafed Pre A break appeared in the nation's labor picture today with strikers at St. Louis' Carter Carburetor Company voting to return to work, and with signs of a resumption of driving appearing in Chicago's truc! tie-up, but some 85,000 still remained idle in various disputes. The picture by cities included: Akron, Ohio Despite urgent appeals by the Army, Navy and War Labor Board, 18,000 employes of the Goodyear Tire and Rub ber Company remained away from their jobs in an apparent dcfldlockt Detroit An AFL-CIO dispute over reconversion work in war plants, together with other contentions, threw some 44,000 men into idleness, including 22,000 at the Packard Motor Car Co.

An other 7.500 at the Briggs Manu facturing Company stayed home in a dispute over the lack of meat in lunch sandwiches. Chicago A tieup of essential goods occasioned -by the second truck strike within a month appeared to be broken. Chicago's other major strike, that of 1,100 workers at the R. R. Donnelley Sons Printing Company, remained unchanged, but 650 employes of the National Malleable and Steel Castings Company were to return to work today.

Prospects for a settlement of the 10-city glassworkers strike, which has enmeshed 15,000 workers, were slim. Six Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. plants contributed 8,000 strikers, and the other 7,000 came from four plants of the Libbey-Owens-Ford Company. FRAME IT Miles City, June 25 (AP) Orville L. Steen of Miles City doesn't know whether he should cash or "frame" his 1944 income tax refund check.

The check was written in the amount of dollars 0.01." County Bond Auction, Rally Brings $63,200 Sales Here Althongh the 93-degree temperature kept attendance down at a noveltv War Bond auction at Arcade Thealer yesterday, Wicomico county Seventh War Loan Drive was $63,200 better off today as a result of the day's bidding. price paid yesterday was $15,000 for a pair of nylon stockings by Harris J. Riggin. Salisbury insurance man, who in turn offered his tie for sale. The cravat brought $100.

F. W. "Flash" Pearson, professional tobacco and produce auc tioneer, led the bidding with a rppid-nre spiel as more than mil items brought from $100 to 000. Pearson was assisted by Marsh Gollner, theater manager..

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