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fTHE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE-SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1943 U. S. Troops in Britain Plan Radio Greeting to President Boston Soldier Among Group Set to Speak Birthday Message By NAT A. BAKKOVVS ""fW W ttnBGlobe GandbeChi-(Copynght, News. ) ?0t .io-With songs. dances tea parses and radio pro-dances. t K TT;t ctotoc Lrf yanks in England are celebrates presidsnt Roosevelt's 61st birth-jTv todav but on a somber note fpmpcred'by the knowledge that irn-lant and exciting events lie iead for every American in this Oneeradio program will bring per-sonal greetings to the President jom a flying fortress tail gunner, an riny nurse and other fighting Yanks stationed here: Lieut. Col. Chesley G. Peterson of Salt Lake C'ty second in command of a fighter group and one of the original members ol the American Eagle Squadron, who won the British D. c 0 paying him a life pension; Sergt Richard F. Willis of Brockton Mass., the tail gunner; 2d Lieut. Mary Frances Render of San Antonio, Tex., the nurse; PFC Warren jFIynn's Trial Recessed ion Note of Mystery LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (AP) J Screen actor Errol Flynn's trial on .' s statutory assault charges entered its I third week-end recess today on a I note of mystery: was the inner I latch on the "blue bedroom" scratched as though with a file? I" A state's rebuttal witness, Police I Chemist Leland Jones, testified yes-! uriay that only two days before ' he 'ound evidence that screws hold-ing the latch to the door had been turned and that there were file-like 'scratch marks on the shank of the tetch. 1 The "blue Detii'oom" is the upstairs' room in a Bel-Air home where 17-year-old Betty Hansen, drug store fountain waitress, charges fr.vnn violated her after a dinner f party last Sept. 27. Betty testified ,sie and i lynn were in tne room. rat he walked toward the door and lie heard a click. Another prosecu War Fund Total Contributed Reaches $3,825,000 j Continued from the First Page Subscriptions of individuals over the $500 line announced today in clude: KfSOO Anonymous. SSWO Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ford. . t5000 Anonymous 8i. $4765 Christian." Science Committee, First Report. S3500 Anonymous (31. $1550 Mrs. Jessie D. Hallowell. Jinno Mr and Mrs. Alfred H. Avery: Daniel R. BeEBs; Faneuil Founda tion; Mr. and Mrs. George C. Lee Jr. $!ir,n Anonymous (21. SPnn I unrioll Charitable Trust. 1750 Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hixon Meyer; Fred S. Sawyer. $740 Anonymous. , , $700 Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Pick man. $600 Anonymous (6); Mrs. Clarence J. Gamble. $500 Mrs. Frank Burgess: Miss Clara L. Harrington:. Mr. and Mrs. Ramon A. enn: fnuip verrjancK; ixirs. Lpwis L- Wadsworth. SI RsrRiPTinvs OF COMPANIES 123 500 United Fruit Company and Re vere Sugar Kehnery. $6250 A. Shapiro, Inc. $4500 Submarine Signal Company. $3600 Nashua Manufacturing Company. jooo colonial wool company; .pan ther Panco Rubber Company. $3000 J. F. McElwain Company. $2500 James Lawrence & Co. $1500 Wheelock. Lovejoy & Co.. Inc. $1250 Hawkridge Brothers Company. S120O J. S. Barnet & Sons. Inc. $1010 Edmund J. Rappoli Company, inc. S1000 Haffenreffer & Co., Inc.; Sun- COOK fl'lliJS. $975 Green Textile Associates. $800 International Fabric Corporation. $750 Mass. Housing Assoc.. Inc. $700 Wald Baram Company. - $650 A. C. Lawrence Leather Com-t .pany and England Walton. ) 50 Cecil Kutz. French. Shriner & Urner Mfg. Company: N. C. I.vnn Hr Cn.. Tnr Maiden Evening News. Inc.; Massa- ti j macmne snop. inc.; William F.D.at61 He Has Never Lost i Ability to Relax Continued jrom the First Page i Through all the turbulence of j war. with its transfer of emphasis I from domestic to international ' problems, the President has I Paced himself well. Always able J to relax and put his cares tempo-I rarily aside, Mr. Roosevlt has I 'ound time for chats with old I friends, and evenings at the White Home for books, his stamp collection or movies. Then, still energetic, he has forked day and night when the exigencies of the moment demanded it. Casablanca dispatches noted, for example, that he and Churchill frequently had con-red-.in-t0 the earJy morning "Ours diirin'T thn;. ir. j i ,ine Chief Executive still dis-ys a knack for coining a catchy irl and an alerness at fend-off -iffy and pointed ques-rVfl at press conferences. But, hi tln,gJthe gravity of the duties it !u0ulders now, the gay banter ished conferences has dimin- th-th tile President immersed in we issues raised by a global war, me;iCa celebrates his birthday as usual, with parties, balls and cam-K'o raise funds to combat pantile paralysis, the dread dis- - wmcn once assailed him. TO BE SURE ttn5 yUr copy of the EVENING and o tADAY GLOBE you must buy 11 regoiariy from the same newsdealer or boy. Keep Buying War Bonds and Stamps Bryant of East 55th st., New York city, former radioannouncer; Sergt. William Frutig of Detroit; Sergt. Robert S. MacDonakt of Pasadena, Calif.; private Gordon T. Bradshaw of the United States Marines; PFC Charles Marker of Uniontown, Penn., another marine; Chief Yeoman J. H. Lewis of Birmingham, Ala., United States Navy, and Aviation Machinist's Mate G. E. Eaton of Boston, Mass. Col. Peterson and his companions will be heard over the N. B. C. Blue Network at 10:15 o'clock, E. W. T. Leslie Howard, the actor, will be master of ceremonies. Over C. B. S. at 4:15 o'clock E. W. T., Sergt. Jacfc Terry of Monett, Mo., and 2d Lieut. Grace Dougherty of Chester, Penn., will broadcast greetings. Senior officers will be heard in the United States at 10:45, E. W. T., over N. B. C; Maj. Gen. Russell P. Hartle, acting commander of the American forces in the British Isles; Brig. Gen. Ira C. Eaker, commanding the 8th Air Force; Rear Admiral Alan G Kirk, naval attache in London, and Col. William Clements of the United States Marines. tion witness told of being unable to open the door. A defense witness contended the latch has been out of order and it had been impossible to lock the door from the inside for more than a year. Jones, however, declared that last Wednesday he not only found evidence of scraping of the latch's mechanism, but that he found a flake of metal on the floor. He admitted, however, he could not tell how long the scratch marks had been there. Tne door and microphotographs of the lock were introduced in evidence in the prosecution's apparent attempt to show that the lock had been tampered with. Deputy Dist. Atty. Thomas W. Cochran said he will call county locksmith C. D. Pope on. Monday to testify further concerning the latch. Capt. Marquis Continued from the First Page He said tonight that Capt. Marquis was born in West Newbury, Mass., and was graduated from that town's high school at the age of 14. Simmons College would not accept her as a student because of her youth and she was forced to wait a year before beginning her college studies. She was the youngest member of the 1916 graduating class at Simmons. Capt. Marquis and the women under her command will be a part of the headquarters staff of Lieut. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of the Allied forces in North Africa. They represent the first pioneer women s American expeditionary force and are made up of selected stenographers, typists, clerks, bi lingual telephone operators and girls capable of driving staff cars and light trucks. An Associated Press story of the WAAC's arrival in North Africa stated that they made the trip from an Atlantic port in an Army trans port, disembarking at a spot on the Mediterranean coast. They were said to have experienced several alerts while at sea and reported that depth charges were dropped when a destroyer was believed to have made contact with a submarine. Other members of the captain's family include two sisters, Miss Ann J. Keegan of Melrose and Sister Irene Marie of the Sisters of Mercy, stationed at an infirmary at Halifax, N. S., and a brother, Vincent Keegan of New York city, manager of a large oil transportation company. Report Everett Boy Missing in Action EVERETT. Jan. 30 Arthur F. Brosseau. 17. who enlisted in the Navv last Mav. has been reported missing in action, according to wora received by nis motner, jvirs. am erine M. LeClair of 51 Cottage st. ARTHUR F. BROSSEAU The young sailor was home during the Christmas holidays, at that time being in the naval aviation forces at Quonset Point, R. I. Besides having attended the Ev erett public schools, he enrolled at the Farm and Trade School, Boston. He was an amateur boxer, having fought for the Irish A. C. of Charles-town. ' Miss Busche Resigns as Nursing Director After three years as director of the School of Nursing and the nursing service at the Boston City Hospital, Miss Margaret M. Busche, to day resigned for reasons of ui-health, according to an announce ment Dy tne hospital's trustees. Mis Busche will be" succeeded by Miss Cecilia M. Knox, since 1937 assistant director of the School of Nursing. Mis Knox, a graduate of St Francis' Hospital, Peria, 111., and formerly connected with the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, where she also graduated from the university in 1932, specializes in pediatrics, which she has taught here. She is also the author of a book on nursing children. Now It's the SWAVES COLUMBUS. O, (UP)-Latest of the alnhabetiral war rorrnt io rViin University's SWAVES. The abbre viation means btudent War Activity Volunteers, in. which 295 students have enrolled to perform extra-curricular volunteer waxwork. I? v f J " 4 . $ F rom '33 to '43 With Franklin D I'M- "... " s.-' fl, J '4' r 1 4 ' s - By ALEXANDER R. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (AP) The 61st birthday of Franklin D. Roosevelt today finds him rounding out 10 tempestuous years in the White House with "security" still the theme song of his amazing Presidential career. Through a decade of precedent-smashing economic recovery and reform measures, of bitter political strife and finally of this country's involvement in war, the right of all to "a comfortable living, secure from he fear of poverty and of war" has been the keystone of his political preachments. The underlying pattern of the "Roosevelt political revolution" and the spreading of war flames ' 3 American shores are reflected in the following utterances, culled from public statements made by him since he ascended to the Presidency: 1 1933 "I have no sympathy with the professional economists who insist that things must run their course and that human agencies can have no influence on economic ills." Radio talk to the people. 1934 "The old fallacious no-, tion of the bankers on the one side and the government on the other, as more or less equal and independent units, has passed away. Government by the necessity of things must be the leader, must be the judge of. conflicting interests in all groups of the community, including bankers." Address to American Bankers' Association. Jap Patrols Flee Toward Salamaua from Our Troops ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN AUSTRALIA, Jan. 30 (AP) In the first land activity on the New Guinea front since the successful completion of the Papuan campaign a week ago, Allied troops were reported today to be pursuing strong Japanese patrols toward Salamaua after repulsing an enemy attack near Mubo. Salamaua is approximately 140 miles northwest of bamananda Point, where the last Japanese re sistance on the Papuan peninsula was reported crushed last Saturday, and is about 20 miles south of the important enemy base at Lae. Mubo, site of skirmishing between Allied and Japanese patrols several weeks ago, is about 15 miles south west of Salamaua. An Allied communique announcing the latest outbreak of fighting in this area said considerable casualties had been in flicted on the Japanese. Allied medium bombers, the bulletin said, participated in the Mubo action. Other air formations, mean while, attacked the Japanese air drome at Gasmata, New Britain, and bombed the runway at Cape Gloucester airport on the northwestern tiD of the same island. An official announcement said that information obtained from prison ers and captured documents had confirmed the death of Lieut. Gen. Tomatori Horii during the Papuan campaign in which his army of some 15,000 men was destroyed. Horii, the announcement declared, drowned with an aid and several other officers during the Japanese retreat across Papua late in November while trying to crocs the swollen Kumusi River on a raft after Allie planes had destroyed the Wairopi Bridge. Fewer Conscientious Objectors in This War Than Last One WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (AP) The conscientious objectors in this war are fewer than in the last about one in every 500 registrants but their objections to fighting extend .even to working for wages that might be spent in carrying on the war. This was disclosed today by CoL Lewis F. Kosch, chief of the Selective Service system's camp operations division. This unit operates 78 camps, or work projects, for the approximately 6000 men who have been excused from military duty because of religious beliefs. Kosch said 60 percent of the objectors are farmers. The religious groups pay about $170,000 a month to feed, clothe and furnish light and heat for the objectors. The government provides j only the buildings, tools and trucks. zjmrmmmfTMm 1935 "We can never insure 100 percent of the population against 100 percent of the hazards and vicissitudes of life, but we have tried to frame a law which will give some measure of protection to the average citizen and to his family against the loss of a job and against poverty-ridden old age." Statement to press on Social Secu- rity bill. 1936 "The period of social pioneering is only at its beginning." Address at Baltimore. 1937 "If we are to have a world in which we can breathe freely and live in amity without fear, the peace-loving nations must make a concerted effort to uphold laws and principles on which alone peace can rest secure. . . . Without a declaration of war and without warning, civilians, including women and children, are being ruthlessly murdered with bombs from the air." Speech in Chicago at the time of Japan's attack on China. 1938 "The world has grown so small and weapons of attack so swift that no nation can be safe in its will to peace so long as any other single powerful nation refuses to settle its grievances at the council table." Statement at time Hitler was putting pressure on Czechoslovakia. 1939. "Heads of great governments in this hour are literally responsible for the fate of humanity in the coming years. ... I hope that your answer will make it possible for ' T tm -n r I'nif t amimiftflfnfo id-frfr r r f v ! MEDFORD BROTHERS meet in New Caledonia-Robert (left) and William Bryan. Medford Brothers Continued from the -First Page "The weather here is real hot now but we 6eem to be able to take it in stride. Our blood is a lot thinner now and we don't seem to mind the heat. When this letter reaches you it'll probably F. D. and Vargas in Pledge Ever to Safeguard Americas WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UP) The Western Hemisphere today had assurance from President Roosevelt that "never again" will West Africa be allowed to become a blockade or invasion threat to the Americas. Homeward bound from his historic North African conferences with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Mr. Roosevelt and President Getulio Vargas 'of Brazil met Thursday in Natal and surveyed the "future safety of all the Americas." Thev aereed. the White House-dis closed, that it must be permanently and definitely assured that the new world will not be threatened again under any circumstances from the West African shores across tne nar rowest reaches of the Atlantic. Mr. Roosevelt, the White House said, demonstrated to Vargas that the Allied invasion of North Africa has, for the present, eliminated the possibility of a German-held Dakar that would threaten the freedom of the Americas. The French city has been turned over to pro-United Nations forces. After their talks continuous for about 24 hours Vartas and Mr. Roosevelt issued a joint statement seemingly containing a delicate dig at Argentina which still maintains diplomatic relations with the Axis countries. r humanity to lose fear and regain security for many years to come." Message to Hitler appealing for settlement of European problems without resort to war.' 1940. "The clear fact is that the American people must recast their thinking about national protection." In message to Congress calling for $1,000,-000,000,000 emergency arms program following Nazi blitz invasion of Holland, Belgium and France. 1941 "I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, Dec. 7,, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire." One day after Pearl Harbor. 1942 "Many people askjwhen will this war end?' There is only one answer to that. It will end just as soon as we make it end by our combined efforts, our combined strength, our combined determination to fight through and work through until the end the end of militarism in Germany and Italy and Japan. Most certainly we shall not settle for less. We are fighting today for security, for progress and for peace." Message to Congress. 1943 "I have been told that this is no time to speak of a better America after the war. . . . I dissent. If the security of the individual citizen or the family should become a subject of national debate, the country knows where I stand." Message to Congress. A A t Urn i iff ,:Mn find you in a foot of snow. Just think when I get back home I'll have to getused to the climate there again 1 ,- " "Well, I suppose you and Ching (John) will soon be in. In one way I'd like to see you both in and then again I wouldn L But I' can just imagine how you feel on the outside looking in. I wish you both luck and hope you get in a good outfit. I hope you and Ethel are in the best of health. Regards to all the crowd." "This meeting," the statement said, "has given us an opportunity to survey the future safety of all the Americas. In our opinion each of the republics is interested and affected to an equal degree. "In unity there is strength. It is the aim of Brazil ahd of the United States to make the Atlantic Ocean safe for all. We are deeply grateful for the almost unanimous help that our neighbors are giving to the great cause of democracy throughout the world." ' Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Belmont Man at Jamaica Plain A hit-and-run driver sped away early this morning after felling and painfully Injuring Hiram Ricker,. 58, of 98 Lewis st, Belmont, an Elevated maintenance worker who was sanding rails on Washington ' st, near Rossmore road, Jamaica Plain. Ricker was taken to-the City Hospital suffering from a compound fracture! of the right leg and oter injuries. Dining Car Cook to Be Arraigned in Train Slaying LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 (API-Robert Folkes, 20, Negro dining car cook, was en route to Linn County, Oregon today to face charges that he "fatally slashed the throat of Mrs. Richard James last Saturday night in Berth 13 of a. California-bound train. He - was in custody of Deputy Sheriff Clary Kirk. Kirk took along a slim-blade boning knife, found on Folkes, but the cook declared the knife was not used in the slaying. . Many. Women Refuse to Take Berth No. 13 SEATTLE, Jan. 30 (AP) Mrs. Martha James, a Navy ensign's bride, was slain last week in lower berth 13 of a south-bound train. Ticket sellers report many women now refuse to take No. 13, even after they have been assured the death car has been impounded in Oregon. , Detective Verne Rasmussen of the Los Angeles Police Department quoted Folkes: s. "You'll never find the knife I used to cut the woman with." Folkes was placed in Kirk's cus-today yesterday after waiving extradition. Rasmussen said the Negro confessed slaying Mrs. James, wife of a Navy ensign. Mrs. James was killed as the train left Tangent Or. Folkes was arrested when the train reached here. Entertainers Join Capital Celebration WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (AP) Mrs. Roosevelt and celebrities of the entertainment world spotlighted the capital's celebration of President Roosevelt's 61st birthday today by rolling up more dollars for the campaign to wipe out infantile paralysis. Paced by a White House luncheon at which Mrs. Roosevelt was to be hostess to the visiting celebrities, the social functions which began with an elaborate banquet at the Mayflower Hotel last night, were to climax in simultaneous birthday balls at eight Washington hotels tonight . Among movie notables participating, in the festivities are Roy Rogers, Lynn Bad. Roddy McDowell. Lor-etta Young, Laraine Day, Robert Young, James Cagney, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Anita Louise, Janet Blair, Bert Lyteil, Dennis Morgan, Bonita Granville, Geraldine Fitfcgerald, Harpo Marx, and Al Jolson. Included, too are singers Marjorie Lawrence, herself a victim of infantile paralysis; Lawrence Tibbett, Lucy Monroe and Conrad Thibault Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, radio stars, were scheduled to arrive tonight in time to tour the hotels and stage door canteen for service men. New Shipment of "Packaged Oil V Arrives Here Prospects for a fairly comfortable week-end in the homes of many who have been harassed over the past weeks by the critical oil situation, brightened today with the report that a shipment of "packaged kerosene" arrived today at the Massachusetts av. distributing yards. Authoritative persons said that this new supply, in addition to that already on hand, was sufficient to take care of the immediate emergency, but that there was no marked improvement in the "touch-and-go" situation that has prevailed over the past several weeks. The latest shipment amounts to approximately 24,000 gallons, but a part of this is due for reshipment to Lowell, Lawrence and other points which are considered in the Boston area. With the weather man promising moderate temperatures there should be no undue suffering and discomfort in the homes here over the week-end. Light snow is predicted for this afternoon, but the slight accumulation expected should not aggravate the already difficult oil transportation prohlem. A statement was made today by Petroleum Administrator for War Harold L. Ickes that "the second week of box car shipments of kerosene to New England showecl 182 cars shipped, an average of 4937 barrels per day an increase of 07 cars or 3265 barrels per day." In the same statement it was revealed that additional tank cars are being made available for the transportation of fuel and heating oils as the result of a newly-inaugurated gasoline pipeline in the Mid-West. "A full pipeline stream of gasoline started flowing from the newly completed Ohio emergency link into the Susquehanna pipeline at Randolph, O.," the administrator's statement said, "from which point it will be delivered to ihe east coast. This will not increase total gasoline deliveries to the east coast, but it will release tank cars which have been used previously in a shuttle service across Ohio to the west end of the Susquehanna line. These tank cars can now be used for fuel and heating oil service." , 4 i I NnBTU ITWr "TDFA;iTrF this photo showing a small group setting out in search for range oil at Snow Hill and M'J-Charter sU. r ' - - Admiral Ate in Convoy to Hewitt Slept on Weight in AN EAST COAST PORT, Jan. 30 (AP) The convoy one of the big gest in the world's history zigzags a crazy quilt course across the submarine-infested Atlantic. There are troop transports, battleships, cruisers, destroyers, ammunitioi ships, minelayers, supply ships. y ManJ men planned the movement of these men and ships, but now one man carries the responsibility of the entire operation: The successful 1-nding of American trooDs in Africa. If you picture him as a wild- eyed individual nervously pacing the bridge of the convoy's flagship. spurning food and sleep in frantic anxiety you are badly mistaken. Listen: "I had quite a lot on my mind but I slept pretty well, and I ate too much and put on weight," Vice Admiral Henry Kent Hewitt .said in his first exclusive . interview since his amphibious .forces put the AEF saieiy asnore on Africa s benches. "You do everything you can then you hope for the best," he said tersely, adding that Providence, exhaustive planning arid Army-Navy teamwork were the big factors in the American . occupation of . French Ainca. "One of our biggest worries," the Admiral related, 'was caused by weather reports showing Jhat surf conditions on th West African coast were . favorable for . 'troop-landing operations on an average of only five days per month." - , SURF CONDITIONS FINE AT TIME OF ARRIVAL However, when the great armada dropped anchor- eight miles off the Moroccan coast ' on the morning of Nov. 8, "conditions were fine. But on the morning, of Nov. 9 we could not have landed. So, you see that .providence had quite a little to do with our success." : . ... . . i In planning the big; " operation, Admiral Hewitt pointed out, "We had to consider the presence of the French battleship Jean Bart, a cuiser, destroyers . and about a dozen submarines as Casablanca. There was also: the French squadron at Dakar and -an- unknown number of Axis submarines- off the African coast" ... It was planned to land at three principal points at Fedhala, at Safi and at Mehdia.- "We had one rehearsal in United States waters," the stocky, gray-haired officer disclosed. "Troop elements which were to land at Fedhala were rehearsed in landings. The groups that - were to land at the other two places were sent out for a week's training. "The troops were organized into combat teams, each team being a CrOSS-Section of infantrv ni-til! and antitank units." ' A firing range was established on an uninhabited island for the benefit of escort ships which were to provide artillery support for the African landing operations. All the transports were loaded and the first section sailed late in October in a southeasterly direction, escorted by cruisers and destroyers. On the following day the second section sailprt The tions joined at sea. A heavy cover ing iorce oi Dattiesmps and other craft had sailed from one port and air force units had sailed from another to join the convoy. "ROMAN CANDLE" SHIP OVERTAKES CONVOY Admiral Hewitt laughed as he recalled the little merchant ship left behind because she had been delayed by repairs. Loaded to the gunwales with gasoline and bombs "she was a Roman candle," said the Admiral the ship sailed later without escort and, churning a straight course while "we wandered all over the ocean," she overtook the convoy some 300 miles short of its destination. "The lieutenant in command of her was determined to be in on the show," the Admiral chuckled. General Urges Air Boycott for Aggressive Nations FORT GEORGE WRIGHT, Wash., Jan. 30 (AP) The right to construct .long-range aircraft, "which could come like lightning, without warning, and set off another world conflagration," should be granted only to nations whose histories prove they are non-aggressive, Maj. Gen. Robert Olds declared today. America can claim such a history, said the General, who as commanding officer of the second Air Force has the responsibility of training all crews for America's heavy bombardment Army planes. Asserting that the peace, to be Air Medal Awarded U. P. Correspondent Gorrell at Cairo CAIRO, Jan. 30 (UP) By order of President Roosevelt, the United States Air Medal was awarded today to Henry T. Gorrell of the United Press for "extreme gallantry in conduct under fire" during the bombing raid on Navarino Bay last Oct. 3. The medal was pinned on Gorrell by Maj. Gen. Lewis H. Brereton, commander of American Air Forces in the Middle East It was the first i 3 J i CtrrifrR." Tvnlnl trt rtn Too Muck Africa Well and Put Epic Invasion This ship delivered her gasoline, and bombs at an important air field at Port Lyautey, following capture -of the field by troops carried up the Sebou River aboard a destroyer. -a' its upstream advance the destroyWV " A' : .? ... ..... 1 . ' . f. I r I i - Hi 7 ADMIRAL ' H. K. . HEWITT-r-"Yoa do' everything you can, .then hope for bet." encountered fierce resistance from units of the French Foreign. Legion, stationed in an old Moorish fort, and had to ram a submarine.net the French had stretched across the river.; .. : Admiral Hewitt said the destroyer if, employed in this operation, was oncj-of three "old cans" taken along fofei "special operations." The. other two, -s their masts removed, paved the wSy for the landing of an armored forja... at Safi. . . - - Safi had no beaches suitable .forf assault purposes, so the' "'(two olst-i cans" loaded troops from a transw port, raced into Sari's tiny harbojrj at full speed under fire.' ' Capitalizc. ing on ensuing confusion, troops swarmed ashore from the destroyers' t and held the enemy forces away-' from their defense 'stations until , American reinforcements came ashore in landing boats. Without their masts, the Admiral related, the "two old cans" presented such low targets' that they came out of the engagement undamaged by enemy gunfire. "And early that afternoon we were unloading tanks ? from a Ship," he added. J? FREAK HAPPENING AS PLANE HITS TANK Army and Navy worked together so smoothly throughout the landing operations. Admiral Hewitt asserted, that he did not know at exactly . what time the operations passed-from his command to that of Maj. Gen. George S. Patton'Jr. A freak happening came when a Navy plane scored a direct, hit on an enemy tank with a depth bomb. This method of attack was as effed-.t tive as it was novel, Hewitt declared. Many of the amphibious force landing boats were stranded on the beaches, whereupon the boat crews removed the machine guns and later were found in the front lines with"8 ' the troops. The Admiral couldn't : keep the pride out of his voice when-he added: "I guess the crews just "' wanted to be in the show." -..-i Hewitt did not know he bad been""1 promoted from Rear Admiral to- v Vice Admiral until he saw news-papers passed aboard as he neared ' land on his return voyage to the V United States. The crew of his flag-'i ' ship immediately asked permission'' to hoist a three-star flag but he told a- " them he thought they'd better keep0 the two-star flag fllying until he re- -1 ceived official word of his promo K tion. , '' enduring, must be . an . "enforced peace," Gen. Olds in an interview called for the establishment after, the war of military air patrols to protect world-wide air commerce. The General cited an ever-present future danger from long-range air-' craft unless measures are taken to' prevent their construction in terri-' torially ambitious countries. . He said "the over-all picture to date indicates fairly conclusively that little or no military action on' the sea or on the ground is possible without having been preceded by-very powerful and definite application of air power. time that a war correspondent of any nationality had been decorated'.' in this area. . Veteran Soldier Found.": Dead at Edwards CAMP EDWARDS, Jan. 30 The body of Sergt. Technician Lawrence Brown, 47, of Miami, Ok., was discovered this morning suspended, from a cord of his bathrobe in a station hospital ward. A veteran sol-, dier, he had served in the Army; for 25 years. An autopsy Will be performed by hospital officials. I 11 j- x ! In Ik Nnrfk PnJ T- - '

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