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2 Friday, Jan. 21, 1M4 MASON CITT GLOBE-GAZETTE ' · ? . S: ' ··'*? ·'-5s .1 4 down a feint bombardment of targets in northwestern Germany, and fleets of minelayers again visited German, waters. It was the 105th attack of the war on Berlin. In another of the night's forays, Canadian albacores of the coastal command swooped down on 2 nazi destroyers in the channel and set one ablaze. One Canadian plane was lost. The night attack which broke a 10-night lull in the assault on Kiirope also was the signal for an end to the 5-day daylight respite, and RAF fighter-bombers swept out across the channel toward northern France at dawn followed by spitfire formations droning high in the cloudless sky. almost before dark, the RAF fleet hit Berlin about 7 o'clock after plowing through one of the heaviest flak barrages ever thrown up over the capital. Dispatches to Sweden said the nazis had been steadily augmenting the number of anti-aircraft batteries about the city in a last attempt to stem the relentless obliteration of the capital. The Swedish reports said the RAF had a good cloud cover over the capital itself and the formations were able to come in low for the attack. There was no reference to .tighter opposition, indicating · that the cloud formation forced the nazis to fall back on anti-aircraft defenses entirely. The Berlin correspondent of the Sweetish newspaper Aftonbladet said that Berliners are gradually learning when to expect the raids, which have come on an average of 1 night out of every 6 since the all-out smash started on Nov. 18, by various signs such .as. the weather. Thursday night's raid found the residents prepared, he said. Berliners have become so accustomed to the pattern of the attacks that they know when to set iet for the blockbusters, other persons who have been throneh the raids said. Berlin's newest bomb shelters eway under the force' of the larger explosives, eyewitnesses declared. One such reinforced concrete structure, on the Koethenerstrasse between the Anh'alter and the Potsdamer railway stations, extends 3 s stories underground and 2 stories above. It has room for . 5,000 persons. · Reports to Stockholm said the .-· nazis were hastening their preparations for other allied blows deeper in the German-controlled areas, tightening blackout restrictions in parts of conquered Poland thus far untouched by the raiding planes: · Hopkins Says Letter in Book Forged Washington, OT--Harry Hopkins, white house confidante who has charged that his name was forged to a letter relating to Wendell WillMe's possible renomina- fion for the presidency by the republicans this year, Friday made a voluntary appearance before the grand jury investigating the letter. 'Recently ill with iuflueuza, Hopkins left Us bed In Naval hospital to testify in connection with the mysterious letter, currently providing the capital with a prime topic of conversation, and speculation. The witness looked far from well, but told reporters he felt "so-so." Officials in charge of the investigation said he had not been subpoenaed. Hopkins spent 10 minutes in the grand jury room and as he departed he repeated to reporters his assertion that the letter is a forgery, adding: '·I think I know who the forger is." Henry A. Schweinhaut, in charge of the investigation for the justice department, announced that Frank Phillips, Oklahoma oil executive, would testify before the grand jury later in the day. Phillips' name was brought into the case by Senator Langer (R.-N. Dak.), who, in asking a senate investiga- More'German Peace Feeler Moves Likely Washington, (fP)--German peace feelers have been made to the British on several occasions and more are certain to be made in the t future, diplomatic quarters here are, convinced. Bat the British government, in fall agreement with the United States, Russia and other united nations, has taken and will take none of the proposals seriously until the Germans get ready for unconditional surrender. Whether officially inspired or not, the Germans made their first peace move in May, 1941, when Rudolf Hess, then No. 2 man in the na7J party, made his dramatic flight to the British Isles. Hess wound up in a hospital prison, a broken man. The British were not interested in doing business with him. Since that time, "peace talk" has been in circulation almost constantly, especially in t h e world's neutral capitals--Ankara, tion, said the oil man at one time had possession of the letter. Phillips has denied this. Meanwhile, the "Hopkins letter thriller" blossomed into a maze of charges and countercharges but a special assistant to the attorney general announced that the case is "very simple." He didn't elaborate. Known facts are these: That an anti-Wendell L. Willkie book was published last fall containing a letter over the name of President Roosevelt's personal adviser predicting that Willkie would be the 1944 republican presidential nominee and that "good co-operation" could be promised from that quarter; That the letter, denounced as a forgery by Hopkins who demanded and got a grand jury investigation, was addressed to 1 Dr. Umphrey Lee, of Texas; That the author of the book, C. Nelson Sparks, said he cot the letter from George M. Briggs, aide to Interior Secretary Ickes, "and through Briggs from Ickes." That Ickes has denied any connection with the case and has suspended Briggs who is in seclusion, but, according to federal officials, available for questioning "at any DIPLOMAT'S WIFE SHOT--Mystery shooting of Mrs. Adele Born Williams, wealthy member of an old Chicago family and wife of a Washington diplomat, is being investigated by Chicago police. Mrs. Williams, wife of Frank Starr Williams, inset, attache of the U. S. state department, was shot in the head by a "middle-aged woman" who began firing at her and Mrs. Patricia Goodbody, 28, a daughter by a previous marriage, in their room in the Drake hotel. Mrs. Goodbody and another daughter, Elizabeth Born, are shown with their attorney above. Mrs. Williams,.victim of the shooting, is pictured at right. * * : ; * * time;" That Senator ^Langer (R.-N. Dak.), who read the letter on the senate floor, said a blotted-out word, "Alamo," was a code referring to an administration plan to support Dr. Lee for the senate against Senator Conrially, Texas democrat. Herewith is a resume, listing the characters, their relation to the case, and their stories, bringing things up to date: C- Nelson Sparks published a book, "One Man--Wendell Willkie." It quoted the disputed letter in an apparent effort to show that Willkie's renomlnation would be welcomed in some administration quarters. Senator Langer read much of relative correspondence on the senate floor and said that:, Frank Phillips, Oklahoma oil executive, furnished the letter to Briggs, 55-year-old former newspaperman, a statement which Phillips denies. Briggs calls the whole affair an attack on Ickes. Dr. Lee, president of Southern Methodist university, said he never received such a letter and knows nothing of it. Harry Hopkins termed the letter a forgery, demanded a grand jury WOMAN HUNTED IN SHOOTING · Love Triangle of Decade Ago Probed By LEO TURNER Chicago, (UP.) -- Police investigated a love triangle 'of a decade ago as they sought the hotel-room slayer of Mrs. Adele Born Williams, 55, beautiful and wealthy wife of a state department attache who had laughed and chatted her way through diplomatic and social intrigue of 2 continents. The state's attorney's office enlisted the help of police in other cities to find Mrs. Mabel Macher Williams, former, wife of Diplomat Frank Stan- Williams, as they sought to piece together the background of his 2nd wife, shot to death in her lavishly furnished room at the Drake hotel. Police teletype pickup order was issued for the first Mrs. Williams at 2:15 a. m. Friday. Baltimore police s a i d Mrs. Macher Williams left a convalescent home there on Jan. 12.- They had been unable to find any later trace of her. Williams married his 2nd wife in 1936, less than a month after the vivacious beauty divorced Edgar R. Born, Chicago businessman, on their 25th wedding anniversary. Wilbur F. Crowley, first assistant states attorney, said his office, determined that the motive for :he slaying was some sort of revenge, wanted to question all persons who might have considered Mrs. Williams their enemy. Crowley said evidence tended to disprove the family's statement that Reversed Ventilator Fans Draw in Smoke Wilmette, III., (U.R) --. Firemen,' answering a call from a bowling alley, searched the premises a great length, but failed to find anything more than smoke. They called Chief W. H. Zibble. Zibble looked out of a window and saw the smoke from a train being drawn into the building by the ventilating fans, which were running in reverse. He threw a switch reversing the fans and escorted his chagrined men back to the station. machine in the Nolle Co. plant 'manufacturers of a deluxe anc economy line o£ furniture," whose c a t a l o g u e lists transparent weighted dice at $20 a pair, "white loads" at S7.50 a pair, and other gambling "layouts" at 528.50 and up. The plant, located in a fashionable Wiltshire boulevard office building, was .almost destroyed All of the windows and doors were blown out. " Loaded Dice Plant Explodes; 3 Killed and 4 Others Hurt Los Angeles, (U.R) -- A match thrown into a pile of celluloid shavings was blamed Friday for the explosion in a loaded dice factors' which killed 3 workers and critically burned 4 others. The shavings had accumulate:: Thursday benealh a dice shaving, EXPAND GAIN ON MAYU TERRITORY Allies Advance After tiand-to-Hand Battles New Delhi, (/P)--Allied ground forces expanding their bridgehead on the Mayu peninsula of southwestern Burma have captured new Japanese positions near Buthe- dauhg in slashing hand-to-hand battles, an allied East India com- munique announced Friday.' Mbpping-up operations following the Thursday attacks/are still in progress. \ The Japanese pressed their counter-attacks against the allied toe hold, but 2 Wednesday night attacks on Nyaunggaung and another on Razabil were beaten off. Other allied advances were reported near Leftwedet, 3Vj miles west of Buthedaung where steady progress had been reported against an enemy-held hill. The announcement made no reference to the new land front n the upper Chindwin area-- of northwestern Burma which Thursday's communique said had been opened up with attacks on Japanese positions near Tamu. On the northern land front, American-trained Chinese forces continued with aerial support their eastward drive to oust Japanese forces from the route of the new Ledo road to China, wiping out a strong enemy patrol. Heavy bombers of the American and RAF forces teamed up Wednesday night to deliver heavy assaults on Bangkok, capital and chief port of Thailand. Handcuffs Owned by Detective Are Stolen St. Paul, Minn., (U.R)--State Detective Michael McGinnis appealed to St. Paul police for a pair of handcuffs. A thief stole his Thursday night. Shoes Sent to North Africa, Back Again White Plains, N. Y.. (£)--Last October Miss Helen E. Ver Planck ordered 2 pairs of shoes from a store, asked that they be sent to P. O. Box 841, White Plains. The shoes finally arrived the other day. A postal clerk apparently thought the parcel was marked A. P. O., shipped it to North Africa. Ofifcials there mailed it back. Miss Ver Planck didn't mind the delay--but balked at paying the postage due and customs duty. HUSBAND BANNED DRINKING Chicago, (U.RJ -- Mrs. Clodine Sindelar, 22, received a divorce from her husband, Ens. Val B. Sindelar,. 30, when the judge agreed with her that it was cruelty for her husband to drink with her -before they were married, but forbid her to touch alcohol after the ceremony New Year's KGLO 9 P. M. R ALPH BELLAMY, currently seen- on Broadway in "Tomorrow the World," is signed by producer Ted Collins for the leading role in a radio dramatization of Universal pictures' forthcoming film "Gung Ho!" on the KGLO-CBS "Kate Smith Hour" Friday at 1 p. m. Madrid, Stockholm and others. What authority such taifr- carries is always questionable. It may spring from inquiries made by German diplomats or unauthorized businessmen, or by actual but informal representatives o£ the German government. Directed to neutrals, the inquiries are passed on to one or more allied persons--official or unofficial--and the reaction reported back to the Germans. Sometimes, 1 it is believed, the Germans put out feelers merely to rain general war information; sometimes they actually hope the way may be opened for a deal-perhaps a deal that would split the allied camp. It is not considered beyond the realm of possibility that British or American individuals, operating without the authority of their government, might on occasion have made direct contact with an enemy citizen. But such a meeting would be of no consequence except to lay the conferees open to grave charges of dealing with the enemy. "Whether any such occurrence lay behind Moscow's recent Pravda story of separate peace rumors is problematical, but the British government categorically denied that any officials had engaged in such activity. investigation. Ickes '·"villian" disclaimed \ the role of in the case, and suspended Briggs without pay. Later 2 typewriters were removed from Briggs' office, presumably to check the type against the letter. And-Henry A. Schweinhaut, special assistant to the attorney general says the case is "not complicated, but simple." From Sparks, whose b o o k brought the case to light, came the assertion that Hopkins, Lee and Ickes "should all be questioned closely as to the meaning of the word 'Alamo' appearing in the Hopkins letter." He said he deleted the word from the letter as published in his book, "at the urgent request of Ickes, conveyed to me by letter from Briggs at the moment before publication." "This word," said Spa'rks, "in itself may furnish the key to the frantic attempt on the part of these men to disown any connection with the letter and any knowledge of it." Mrs. Williams had no enemies. "There is no doubt in my mind," said Crowley, "that this is a revenge shooting. It is fairly well established that Mrs. WH tiams had some enemies. She hat a sharp tongue, sometimes an acic ton rue. Such a woman cunno avoid making enemies." ' Mrs. Williams died Thursday night, 25 hours after she was shot in the forehead with a .38 caliber pistol. She was conscious for almost 3- hours and told police a calm story of a mysterious woman who stepped from behind a bathroom door 20 minutes after Mrs. Williams and her daughter, Mrs. Patricia Goodbody, 28, wife of a Bombay, India, exchange broker, had returned from a dressmaker. The confusion surrounding the shooting began with Mrs. Williams" description of her assailant. Her verbal picture of a haired, slight woman in a Persian lamb coat who disappeared into the hall might have well fit Mrs. Williams as she walked along the hall to her room 20 minutes before the shooting. Has Served With Bank for 80 Year Period Falls V i l l a g e , Conn., (JP)-Dwight Dean, recently re-elected president- of the National Iron bank, thinks William Rubbell, who was re-elected cashier, has enough experience now to take over the presidency if necessary. Of course, Hubbell, has been with the bank only 62 years compared with the 80 year service record of Dean, who is 95. SCOUTING IS PRAISED Storm Lake, ()--Gov. B. B. Hickenlooper. addressing 250 scout executives of the 19 counties in the Prairie Gold Boy Scout area, said Thursday night that scouting is a valuable stimulus ,for the elders who participate as leaders as well as being beneficial to boys. Man With $11,000 Suffers Malnutrition Spokane, Wish.. (U.R).-- Isaiah Surrey, 90, was treated in a hospital for malnutrition Friday. He had been living on a diet of crusts of bread, dried cheese and water. Hospital attendants found Sll.OOO in currency and postal havings certificates sewed in hii underwear. "Gung Ho!" which stars Randolph Scott on the Screen, is the story of Carlson's marine raiders and their first attack on Makin island. The title, used by the raiders, comes from a Chinese phrase meaning "Work together!" * * * r\AD AND JOEY do their best to thwart Mom's ·'-' attempts to become an automobile driver for the Red Cross, during broadcast of "That Brewster Boy" over KGLO-CBS Friday at 8:30 p. m. Hugh Studcbaker is cast as Jim Brewster. Dick York is Joey and Connie Crowder is the victim of their machinations, Mom Brewster. * * * rpHE INSIDE STORY of havoc wreaked on Berlin *· by American and British air raids, as related by Germans who fled to Switzerland, is dramatized on KGLO-CBS' "Dateline" program Friday at 6:15 p. m. Subtitle of the broadcast is "Dateline: Berlin." Narrator is Bob Trout. The authentic material.was gathered by Howard K. Smith, CBS correspondent in Berne, Switzerland, who interviewed fleeing Berliners.' The status of German'morale is disclosed in the broadcast. * * * GLO-CBS' "Let's Pretend'' cast presents a specially written dramatization of ''The Little Lame Prince" during which Actor Bill Adams simulates the voice of President Roosevelt in the interests of the 1944 infantile paralysis fund Saturday at 10:05 a. m. In the title role, Larry Robinson plays the young prince, while Bill Lipton is the aged king. The special adaptation of "The Little Lame Prince" is written by Nila Mack, program producer. K G a ANCHOR HOCKING GLASS CORPORATION INVITES YOU TO W f-T f\ «ED NETWORK M. m. ^J 1H* KilK7Clt FSIDAT EVENING 6:30 News 10:00 Vic. Tunci 6:45 Kaltcnbom 10:15 News 7:00 Concert Orch. 10:38 Co Y'u T"p Thl' 7:30 A.-T.Hit Kde. 11:00 Sports 8:00 WalU Time 11:15 Three Suns 8:30 P'ple. arc Funn;ll:3O News 9:00 Amos *i\' Andy 1U45 Music. Kcwi 3:30 K'yw'd. Th't, 12:00 SwingShifl SATURDAY MOKNTNT. -i"MEET CORLISS ARCHER" SATURDAY KGLO 4 p.m. AND THE E N T I R E CBS C O A S T - TO- COAST .NETWORK . JIMMY (SCHNOZZLE) DURANTE intro(J 'duces a song he has written, "Jimmy the Patron of the Arts," when he and Garry (Junior) Moore present the KGLO-CBS "Moore-Durante Show" -Friday at 9 p. m. After the song "Junior" and "D'Schnoz" participate in a rollicking topical skit. Georgia Gibbs also does a _song to the ac companiment of Roy Bargv's orchestra. * * * J ANET WALDO stars -as a "never predictable, always provocative" sub-deb in a new edition of the KGLO-CBS "Corliss Archer" program Saturday at 4 p. m.. \ A newcomer to radio, David Hughes, plays Cor- .iiss' long-suffering boy friend, Dexter Franklin. Irene Tedrow is Mrs. Archer, Frederick Shields is Mr. Archer, Louise Zrlckson is Mildred and Virginia Sale is Louise, the maid. . * * * D ICK POWELL performs, current song hits for KGLO-CBS listeners on the "Campana Serenade" Saturday at 1 p. m. Martha Tilton shares the singing honors, and Lud Gluskin's orchestra provides the accompaniment. * * * M ARLENE DIETRICH stars in "Manpower," the story of a beautiful woman's influence on 2 tough *-telephone linesmen, ' on the "Philip Mor- \ - ris Playhouse" over : KGLO-CBS from 8 . to 8:30 p. m. I Playing the role she created in the screen p!ay. Miss Dietrich portrays a girl with a prison record who marries an amiable, trust- MARLENE ing linesman. Thereafter the plot thickens when her husband's best friend enters prominently in the action. KGLO-CBS DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULES · BUT War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier bey. 5:30 Jerry 5:45 Happy Al 6:00 Heaven. Home n:15 Ken. Slim fi:30 Farm New5 6:4.1 Jerry. Zcld» 7:00 Drcier T:J3 Time to Shine 7:30 News 7:43 Uncle Stan 8:00 Rev. R'd'p. 8:15 Jim Day 8:30 Lem. Martha 8:43 News 9:00 Ad. of OiTiar 9:30 RanchoB'karoo 9:43 Pel Parade 10:00 Hook 'n I-adder 10:30 Lighted Wd'ws Friday P. M. .v.ftrt quincy Howe sn«J th* N e w « . CBS S:l£ To Your Good H e a l t h . Squibb Co.. CBS .V.10 Spcrls Camera r,:l.1 IVorhl Tortay. General Electric. CBS 5:."» M e a n i n g nt the News, B. F. Goodrich Company. CBS R:OO News of Ihe Nation, P. G. E. ( P a t t e r s o n ) 6:13 DntcJinc. CBS fi-.::n I r i « n d l v Time. Gritn Bell B e f r 7:00 Kate S m i t h Hoar, General Foods, CBS ~:"» Grain Belt News ft:GO Playhouse. Philip Morris. CBS 8:3U That Br'cwitcr Boy, Quaker Oats, CBS 9:00 Moore and Duranle, Camel Cifarels. CBS 9:30 T h e Symjihonelle, M. P I a a I r o, Lonjctnc Watches 10:90 Evenitijr News Koandvp, First Na ttonal Bank (Patterson) 10:20 Musical Memories HXtfO Mrs. Miniver, CBS 11:00 News. CBS 11:05 Jan Garbcr's Orchestra. CBS 11:30 Ray Pcnrl's Orchestra. CBS 1T:W1 Xews. CBS 12:03 Sian Off Saturday r=:(Hl Mu»ir*l Roundup. 6:10 Merninjc News Roundup, Tjden feeds {.Harvey) 7:in H e b r e w Christian Hmir, Dr. Mtch- elson *;:[ K e e p Time w i l h Damon* 8:1.' World Ncivs. M a 5 o n City Merchants I H a r v e y l B:M Band ot llic Week. Billy Milts 8:45 Collin Dripcs al the Organ. CBS S:lo Youth on Parade. CBS «:3» A d v e n t u r e * of Omar. Omar Flour 1Q:00 W a r r e n Sweeney News. Corliss Candy. CBS 10:05 Let's Pretend. Cream nf Wheat, CBS 10:30 Bible ttroadcast. R a d i o Chapel 10:1.1 Xews Digest. Jacob E. D e c k e r and Sons (Harre?) l l : 0 i Theater of Today, Armstrong Cork, CBS 11:30 Mystery Melody Game 11:« Boy Scouts 11:50 Mid-day Review 12:00 Safety Tips 12:05 Today's Markets 12:1.-, Carrill Feeds Program ri:30 Front Tare -News (Patterson) 12:4.1 Golden Gate Quartet. CBS 1:0n Campana Serenade. Campana Sales I:'M New,'. CBS 1:30 M.iilbag Request Program 2:W) Columbia's Country Journal. CBS 2:.TO F. O. B. Detroit. CBS 3:0» News and Report from Washington CBS ' V 3:1.1 Report f r o m London. CBS 3:30 Tile Colonel. CBS 1:00 Corliss Archer. Anchor Hocklnc rla*s Corporation. CBS 4:30 Of Men and Books. CBS -!:im Quincy Howe and the Sews, CBS S:irj People's Platform. CBS .-.ill World Today. General Electric, CBS .I:.", Bob Trout News. CBS li:00 N e w s ol the Nation, I". G. * E. r?llerson) 6:15 Sports Camera 6::!0 Thanks to the Yanks. Camels, CBS ?:no Blue Ribbon Town, Pabsl Bine Ribbon Beer, CBS ?:30 Inner Sanclam, PalmBlire Share Cream. CBS 1:.V1 Ned Calmer and the Newi, Parker Pens CBS *:W Y o u r Hit Faradt. tacky Strikes, CBS 8:45 Alan Behind the Gun, CBS 9:15 Saint* to the Motion Picture Industry. Decker Brothers 9:30 Harry James Orchestra, March of Dimes 9:45 Talks. CBS 10:00 E v e n i n g N'etrs Roundup, Vance Mnste Co. ( P a t t e r s o n ) 10:20 Musical Memories 10:30 Flasligun Casey. CBS 11:00 News. CBS 11:05 Tommy Dorset's Orchcslia. CBS 11:30 Duke Ellington's Orchestra. CBS t2:IW News. CBS 12:05 Si£n Off. on your dial hear L KATE SMITH, 7:00 P. M. The golden voice of America's No. 1 seller of war bonds -with Ted Collins, highlighted against sparkling music arid comedy. PAT PATTERSON, 7:55 P.M. Every Monday through Friday, KGLO news editor, Pat Patterson, brings you all- the latest news in a five-minute summary. EARLE McGILL DIRECTS THE PLAYHOUSE,8:00P.M. T T { Toprnotch screen dramas are adapted for radio, interpreted by all-star Hollywood and Broadway casts! DICK YORK as JOEY BREWSTER, 8:30 P.M. 41 That Brewster Boy" is in it again... and up to his neck, as usual. In what? You'll find out! GARRY MOORE and JIMMY DURANTE, 9:00 P.M. Garry Moor ea nd Jimmy Dura nte convulse their audiences witli * A light-hearted comedy! Lovely M Songstress is Georgia Gibbs. 1300 on your dial A COLUMBIA NETWORK STATION

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