1 Kasım 1940 Tarihli Evening Star Gazetesi Sayfa 1

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Weather Forecast Occasional rain tonight and tomorrow; cloudy tomorrow; warmer tonight; low est about 52. Temperatures today— Highest, 59. at 2 p.m.; lowest, 46, at 7; 30 a.m. From the United States Weather Bureau report. Full details on Page A-2. Closing New York Markets, Page 20. 'From Press to Home Within the Hour' Most people In Washington have The Star delivered to their homes every evening and Sunday morning. {IP) Means Associated Press. 88th YEAR. No. 35,248. WASHINGTON, D. C., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1940—SIXTY PAGES. *** ‘three“CENTS? R. A. F. Bombers Attack Naples In First Raid in South Italy; 79 Towns Taken, Rome Says _ .a. _____ British Press Urges * Stronger Blow Against Italy By the Associated Press. While a large part of the Brit ish press demanded stronger blows at Italy, it was*announced in London and confirmed in Rome today that R. A. F. planes roared over Naples last night and unloaded explosive and incendi ary bombs, some of which fell in two of the city's great industrial suburbs. Turkey will not enter the Balkan war now, President Ismet Inonu an nounced today, at the same time countering any threat of Rome Berlin axis plans by proclaiming that Turk-Russian relations ‘now have taken a friendly turn.” On the Balkan war front. Stefani, the official Italian news agency, re ported a 35-mile Fascist advance into the Ioannina sector of North west Greece, along with the capture of 79 Grecian villages. • The Greek high command de clared that tank-supported Italian troops in Northwest Greece had been > “repulsed everywhere” in the five day-old Balkan conflict, while on the east end of the 100-mile front the Fascist invaders started a major drive toward Salonika. Rising Clamor of Press. The Naples attack, striking at oil tanks and other military objectives in the Naples area where great blast furnaces and steel mills are located, followed a rising clamor in the British press for stronger blows against Italy. “Italy is the weakest link in the axis,” said the London News Chron icle. “Smash it, and more than half the battle is won.” Similiarly, Lord Beaverbrook's Daily Express declared: “Living women and childen mat ter more to us than the antiquities j of Rome. If bombing is to mean an earlier victory for the Greeks and ourselves, we should begin it to morrow and continue it until the Italians see sense.” Belgrade dispatches said the Ital ians were hammering at Greek posi tions in Pisoderia Pass, at the north east end of the Albanian frontier. 35-Mi. Advance Claimed ROME, Nov. 1 </P~i.—Fascist sources announced today the seizure of a populous area of Greece 35 miles within the country and re ported an apparent resumption of Italy's offensive in Egypt. Stefani, the Italian news agency, said the Italians in the Ioannina sector had conquered a northern district containing 79 villages. The high command merely said the invaders of Epirus, extreme Northwest Greece, had reached a cross-roads at Kalibaki. an un mapped village which was not pre cisely located. About 100 miles inside Egypt's Western desert, Italian motorized columns, aided by planes, smashed into British forces, the high com mand reported. Informed sources said this could be interpreted “un officially” as a resumption of the Italian offensive, which has waited for weeks inside Egypt, but they were unable to say whether the drive would be continued immedi ately. Acknowledge Naples Attack. The high command also acknowl edged that British bombers for the first time had struck at the in dustrial areas of Southern Italy, dropping bombs in two industrial suburbs of Naples. (As Ioannina, also known as Janina, is only 35 miles from the border in a straight line, the Stefani report would indi cate either that the city now is under Fascist siege or that the Italians are not advancing on the shortest line.) The Stefani report said the area so far in Italian hands is known as the subprefecture of Silati and contains 35.000 inhabitants. A communique said one person was killed and five were injured during the raid on Naples but min imized material damage. (The British Air Ministry said the raiders scored hits on oil tanks and “other objectives” at Naples.) Several bombs fell at Bagnoli, 4 miles west of the city, and at Pomigliano D'Arco, 8 miles to (See~ROME, Page^A-3J Chamberlain Not on Way To U. S.r Secretary Says By the Associated Press. LONDON, Nov. 1.—Widely circu lated reports that Neville Chamber lain was on his way to California in hopes of regaining his health bought from the former Prime Minister’s secretary today the assertion that he "has not left this country and has no intention of doing so.” Mr. Chamberlain himself, the secretary added, regarded the re ports as "such rubbish that he does not consider them worthy of a formal denial.” Reports emanating previously from Mr. Chamerlain's home city of Birmingham were to the effect that he and his wife had been on the high seas for about 10 days. The 71-year-old former leader, under whom Britain entered the war against Germany, resigned from the cabinet of his successor, Winston Churchill, October 3, because of failing health. He underwent an abdominal op eration last July 29 and has suf fered also from gout. During the last two months of German air raids on London, he has been un able to get proper rest, it was said. Turks Won't Enter War Now, President Tells Assembly Key to Decision Seen in More Friendly Relations With Soviet Russia By the Associated Press. ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 1.—Pres : ident Ismet Inonu of Turkey in ! formed his National Assembly to day that Turkey would not enter the war now. but was studying the sit uation in the Mediterranean in col laboration w'ith Great Britain, her ally. The key to the decision seemed to observers to lie in the President's 1 statement that Turkey's relations j with Soviet Russia “are now tak ! ing a friendly turn" after “passing ! through a critical stage.” He reiterated, however, that Tur key would fight instantly if attacked and insisted: “We remain loyal to1 our friendships, obligations and ties of collaboration." “Our neighbors, the Greeks, un ! fortunately have been called into ■ the war and we, with our ally, Brit 1 ain, are studying the situation." said < Inonu. “Our country has decided to I defend our independence, security i and land. This is the greatest pride 1 ’ of our nation and no change has been made in our foreign policy. We ; have no external ambitions. • » • “We have decided to act for the interests of our nation without harming any one else.” This was interpreted to mean that j | Turkey, acting probably with the ! counsel of Soviet Russia, had de ! cided to await developments before 1 i ! going to war. These developments i might be a direct attack on Turkey 1 or entrance of Bulgaria into the : Greek-Italian war on the side of the I axis. “The war is spreading to a point where the whole world may be in volved,” Inonu said. "Several coun I tries are under foreign occupation and it appears that this phase may last a long time * * * “The youth of the Turkish nation i of today will make the future wonder at its heroism * * * in an age in which it is possible for only heroes to live. The Turkish nation ad vances toward the future and secur ity.” Before he spoke, Inonu had con ferred with Maj. Gen. Arthur P. Smith, chief of staff of the British Near East command. Turkey has a mutual defense treaty with Britain. The President spoke warmly of Soviet Russia. “Soviet policy in the face of a dark world is one of the greatest secur ity,” he said. Inonu told the Assembly that ! nothing was being spared to "com plete the needs of the republic's army.” While he talked to Gen. Smith the Turkish premier, Refik Saydam conferred with the Greek Ambas sador for half an hour. Report oi Nazi Moves In Rumania Adds to Bulgaria's Fears Rumors Persist Germans May Pass Through on Way to Greece By the Associated Press. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 1.—Indica ! tions of increasing German military activity in Rumania—nearest base | for any Nazi attack on Italian-in ! vaded Greece—stirred fears here to day of complications which might involve this country in the war. (Berlin dispatches have de clared German officialdom to be confident the Italian-Greek con flict would be localized.) Unofficial reports from Rumania said the German armed forces there had reached a new high level of : strength. Although given no credence by I government officials, rumors persist i ed that “German troops may go | through here within 10 days" en route to the Greek border. Hands-Off Policy. The Bulgarian government itself adhered strictly to a hands-off pol icy, making no move to take advan tage of the Greek plight by pressing | its long-standing claims for terri torial revisions. Bulgaria long has sought to ob tain from Greece an outlet to the Aegian Sea which she claims she was promised in post-World War settlements. Coincident with reports of Ger man troop movements over rail ways in the Western Rumanian province of Banat came advices that Yugoslavia was stationing gar-' (See BULGARIA, Page A-12.) Spanish Air Mission Flies to London By the Associated Press. LISBON, Nov. 1.—A Spanish air mission, headed by Lt. Col. Juan Ansaldo. flew to London today on the British government's invitation to “watch England under German attacks.” Air Comdr. James A. Dixon. Brit ish Air Attache at Madrid, accom panied the mission, which included two Spanish air force captains. Japan Launches Destroyer OSAKA, Japan, Nov. 1 (A5).—The destroyer Tanikaze was launched today. Details of the vessel were j not disclosed. Rome Editor Charges Roosevelt Started Offensive on Axis U. S. and Italy Headed Toward Belligerency, Gayda Declares By the Associated Press. ROME. Nov. 1.—Virginio Gayda. authoritative Fascist editor, accused President Roosevelt today of In itiating an offensive against the axis and held him and his supporters responsible for creation of an “ideological political conflict which is skidding toward belligerency be tween the United States and the axis.” The editor of II Giornale d'ltalia, who often reflects official Fascist ■ opinion, said he was answering a recent speech of Secretary of State I Hull. Secretary Hull s speech, he said, | “pretended again to change the ele mentary truth of the facts, invent ing an axis menace to America.” He invited "these bellicose Americans" to furnish “one single, concrete, documented proof” of this menace. Not Interested in Election. He repeated, however, that Italy was not interested in the outcome of the United States presidential election. (Secretary Hull, speaking last Saturday night over a Nation wide hookup, described the rulers of Germany, Italy and Japan as “would-be conquerors" engaged in a relentless attempt to reduce mankind to “a master-and-slave relationship among nations and individuals, maintained by brute force.” (They “adhere to no geographic lines • * * on their programs of invasion” and “there can be nothing more dangerous for our Nation than for us to assume that the avalanche of conquest could under no circumstances reach any vital portion of this hemisphere." Mr. Hull asserted.) Points to U. S. Speeches. Gayda followed these charges with citations of speeches and. actions of Secretary Hull, President Roose velt, Secretary of the Treasury Morgenthau, Ambassador to France Bullitt, William Allen White, editor of the Emporia (Kans.) Gazette, Senators and other leaders. President Roosevelt, he charged, concerned himself with the internal affairs of Italy and Germany, in cluding “public defamations of their political systems.” Gavda's citations began with the _ (See GAYDArPage A-5.) ____ Summary of Today's Star Page. Page. Amusements C-5 Radio _C-6 Comics —C-6-7 Serial Story B-16 Editorials _.A-10 Society _B-3 Finance-A-19 Sports _D-l-4 Lost, Found- D-4 Woman’s Obituary ...A-12 Page.C-4 Politics. New Deal policies leading to war, Willkie charges. Page A-l Roosevelt leaves today for final drive of campaign. Page A-l Official draft order numbers mailed to local boards. Page A-3 Early apologizes for injury of New York policeman. Page A-5 Seabury sees Nation entering Social ism if Roosevelt wins. Page A-6 Wallace denies Willkie charge of "war by April.” Page A-9 War “far more likely” if Roosevelt wins. Hoover says. , Page A-9 Landon criticizes administration for hoarding U. S. gold. Page A-15 Dewey asks Northwest to back Willkie. Page A-16 A1 Smith calls President’s speech a smoke screen. Page B-17 Foreign London, Merseyside and other points raided by Nazis. Page A-6 Gradual release of 1.000.000 French reported agreed upon by Ger many. Page A-17 Washington and Vicinity. Quotas fixed for D. C. draft areas. Page A-l Davis urges low-income farmers work in defense plants. Page A-1S O'Conor urges Roosevelt election; Tydings for two terms. Page B-l Capital cleans up after gay, harm less Halloween. Page B-l Editorial and Comment Answers to Questions. PageA-10 Letters to The Star. Page A-10 This and That. PageA-10 David Lawrence. Page A-ll Frederic William Wile. Page A-ll Constantine Brown. Page A-ll De Witt MacKenzie. Page A-ll Jay Franklin. Page A-ll Miscellany Vital Statistics. Page B-14 Nature's Children. Page B-19 Service Orders. Page C-2 Bedtime Story. Page C-6 Letter-Out. Page C-6 Winning Contract. Page C-7 Cross-Word Puzzle. • Page C-7 Uncle Ray's Comer. Page C-7 U. S. Being Led Straight to War, Willkie Charges Calls Roosevelt Credit For British Plane Order Imaginary (Text of Mr. Willkie’t Speech on Page A-4.) By J. A. O LEARY, 8t*r Staff Correspondent ABOARD THE WILLKIE SPE CIAL IN NEW JERSEY. Nov. 1 — A charge that President Roosevelt’s “foreign policies are leading us straight to a war for which we are j totally unready” was made today by Wendell Willkie as he started along : the last few miles of his fight for the presidency. In a statement issued this morn ing as he began his final day of campaigning by train in New Jer sey, Mr. Willkie also told the coun ; try President Roosevelt failed to mention in Boston Wednesday night that the 12,000 new planes for Great Britain “are airplanes on order just like most of our own airplanes.” With 27,643 miles behind him— more than 18.000 by rail and 8.884 by air—the Republican nominee confidently awaited the climax of his campaign in Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. He predicted victory in a speech in the armory at Camden last night, after telling the crowd there that the challenge confronting America j is to make democracy work in this machine age. without turning to government domination of the peo ples’ lives, as some other countries have done. Plane Credit "Imaginary.” In today's statement Mr. Willkie said the credit the President "would like to assume” in connection with the 12.000 planes for Britain "is mostly imaginary." “These orders.” he said, "have been placed by the British govern ment with American aircraft man ufacturers who have been for the last seven years neglected by the third-term candidate and even abused.’’ Mr. Willkie said he began the campaign with a determination to present a solid American front to the world in this dangerous hour, and to that end, Indorsed certain “elements of the third-term candi date's position In foreign affairs.” But. he added: "This attitude of mine has been called by the third-term candidate political sterility and me-too stuff. I was willing to forego use of some of the most telling points against Mr. Roosevelt’s rashness in foreign affairs. But my opposition was not willing to let It rest at that. "I wanted to devote myself mainly to our great domestic issues—the third term, the utter failure in everv single element of the fourth New Deal promises to cure our ills— agriculture, unemployment, indus trial recovery, fiscal policy, unbal anced budgets, rising taxes, increas ing deficits, our head-long course toward bankruptcy. Failure Charged. "The third term candidate has avoided every one. Why has he refused to debate them? "Obviously, because he couldn't. In every field after a record of failure, he has only to offer that he has spent almost $60,000,000,000 and in creased our national debt by $24,000, 000,000—and accomplished no re covery whatever.” Declaring that the President “is just as incompetent in national de fense as he has been in the solution of every great domestic problem,” Mr. Willkie concluded: “The sooner our people realize that his foreign policies are leading us straight to a war for which we are totally unready and that his domestic poUcies are leading to complete collapse, the quicker wUl come our opportunity to correct both and above all, to keep out of

foreign war.’’ In his Camden speech last night Mr. Willkie denied a report he said had been circulated in South Jersey that if he is elected he will end time-and-a-half for overtime work. He charged also that word has been “passed around” among W. P. A. workers that If they do not vote in accordance with the New (See WILLKIE, Page A-3.) Sorority Fire Routs Maryland U. Students Eight women students at the Uni versity of Maryland and their house “mother” were routed from bed today and forced to flee in their night clothes when the Alpha Sigma sorority house at College Park, Md. caught fire. The occupants of the structure were aroused by smoke and caUed the College Park fire Department, which soon extinguished the flames Damage was estimated at $1,000. Sleeping in the house at the time were Doris Massce, Mildred Radin, Shirley Berman, Hortense Pinkie stein, Esther Handler, Cynthia BayUn, Irene Scher, Bernice Kress and the house "mother,” Mrs. Etta Zander. fUAVE IT M V^STDO mTOcfijlgYJ Roosevelt Leaving Today for Final Drive In Three Key Slates Speeches Are Scheduled In New York, Oh io And Pennsylvania By JOHN C. HENRY. President Roosevelt prepared to leave Washington today for a final campaign drive into rich political territory—New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Worth 109 electoral votes, nearly one-fifth of the national total, these States will be the real battleground on which this history-making 1940 election is to be decided. Conse quently, the "big guns" of both parties will be trained on this area in the closing days. Mr. Roosevelt announced a change in his week end plans today, to bring him back to Washington on Sunday. Originally planning to go directly from Cleveland to Hyde Park. N. Y., he told his press conference this morning that he would return here on Sunday and leave for Hyde Park either that night or Monday. Asked the reason for this revision, he said there was nothing special, except that information was coming in contsantly from the crisis centers of the world and that he believed it wise to come back here for a brief period. Mav Discuss Kennedy Incident. Advised that Wendell Willkie, Re publican presidential nominee, has been criticizing Mr. Roosevelt's ref erence to Joseph P Kennedy as "my Ambassador to Great Britain.” the President said he didn't think purely political issues should be taken up at his press conference. He suggested that a check be made with the State Department on the difference between an Ambassador and a Minister, and added that he might have something to say about the incident in his speech tonight. (The State Department ex plains that an Ambassador tech nically is the personal repre sentative of the head of the state, and that a Minister represents, instead, the Government.) Scheduled to leave here in mid afternoon, Mr. Roosevelt will make his first speech of this swing in the Brooklyn Academy of Music tonight. Second presidential address in the greater New York area within a week—he spoke in Madison Square Garden on Monday night—tonight's appearance is an important Demo cratic bid for the 500,000-vote city plurality which is generally believed needed if the upstate Republican margin is to be overcome. In further effort to snare the 47 electoral votes of the State, the President will make a train-plat form speech in Rochester Satur day morning, perhaps another in Batavia and a ride through Buffalo (See ROOSEVELT, Page A-13.f~ Los Angeles Area Feels Jolting Earthquake By the Associated Press. LOS ANGELES. Nov. 1.—The Los Angeles metropolitan area felt a jolting earthquake at 11:26 o'clock last night (2:26 a.m. today, E. S. T.). The temblor lasted several seconds and came in a rolling mo tion. No damage was reported. In Glendale sleepers were awak ened and windows rattled. Santa Monica residents felt the shock, as did other beach cities in the West Bay area. The earthquake appeared to be local in origin, however, and was not felt as far north as San Luis Obispo or southward to San Diego. 7,000-Mile Flight Of Storks Reveals Hardships of Dutch By the Associated Press. JOHANNESBURG. South Africa. Nov. 1.—Boer farmers In this vicinity report that some of the storks arriving here in their anual 7.000-mile migration from the Nether lands are carrying written mes sages on the condition of the Dutch under Nazi rule. One farmer said he untied this scribbled message from the leg of a migrating stork: "We inhabitants of Bergen op-Zoom tell you German occu pation in just hell.” Another said. “The Dutch people are dying under injus tice.” The Boers, still speaking Dutch dialects, came to South Africa from Holland more than a century ago. Both Parties See Narrow Victory in Pivotal New York Roosevelt Appeal and War Situation May Prove Decisive Factors By G. GOULD LINCOLN, Star Staff Correspondent. NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—New York is a boiling pot of politics and pas sion. With its big electoral vote— \ 47—the Empire State is the prize j for which the New Dealers and the Republicans are striving desperate | ly. Not since the Hoover-Smith campaign in 1928 has a presidential election in this State had all the appearances of a horse race. The New York electoral, vote is a sine qua non so far as Wendell L. Willkie's chances of election are concerned. The Republicans must have it to elect their presidential candidate, and while President Roosevelt might be re-elected with out New York's support, the Demo crats believe they can put the elec tion on Ice by outdistancing Mr. Willkie in this State. Democrats Privately Mystified. Both sides express the utmost confidence in their ability to carry New York. Privately, however, one of the foremost Democrats in the State told me today “nobody knows” what is going to happen, that it is all a matter of guess work and party enthusiasm when the claims of victory are made with detailed figures. More impartial observers say the same thing. Polls conduct ed by newspapers and other agen cies for political surveys indicate that the election is extremely close. Here is the Republican claim: Up state New York—which means the vote outside of New York City—will give Mr. Willkie a lead of not less (See LINCOLN, Page~A^2U British Ship Reported Sunk by Foe in Atlantic B> the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—Marine sources said today the 7,653-ton British freighter Matheran had been sunk in the Atlantic by “enemy ac-1 tion.” The ship recently had been trad ing between New York, Baltimore, Norfolk, Philadelphia and Liver pool. her home port. She was built in 1919 at Port Glasgow. Roosevelt Says New Plane Production Program Is Likely Would Be Based on 50,000 Goal, Press Conference Told By the Associated Press. President Roosevelt said today there may be a new production program for American military planes as soon as Congress gets back. He told a press conference that 1 such a program was probable and. replying to a question, said it was based on the objective of pushing United States plane production capacity to 50,000. The question was whether the pos sible new program was based on Britain continuing its fight through the winter. Mr. Roosevelt previously had said that an annual production of 50,000 planes was the goal. A proposed British order for 12, 000 additional planes recently was passed on to the Defense Commis sion by the President Vith an ex pression of hope for favorable action. Amused at Reaction. He was a little amused, Mr. Roose velt continued, at the way some Re publican leaders had taken his an nouncement that Britain wanted 12.000 more planes and the expres sion of his hope that the orders would be filled. The President said it was almost kindergarten stuff that when new plane orders were piled on top of present orders it would be necessary to increase production facilities. Present facilities, he said, were in sufficient to meet all current plane production orders and other orders had to be placed for plant exten sions. In order to build the 12.000 planes for Britain. Mr. Roosevelt continued, the Defense Council would have to arrange through private capital, or i otherwise, for more plants to build more planes. Asked About Bomb Sight. The Chief Executive was asked to say whether published stories were true that the Sperry Manufacturing Co. was making the United States secret bomb sight for Britain and soon would start shipments across the Atlantic. Mr. Roosevelt replied that he had not the faintest idea whether the story was correct. If it's like other stories, he added, it isn’t. Asked also for comment on stories that automobile manufacturing plants would make aircraft parts for assembly at other points, the Presi dent said that was entirely possible and that it was one of the things the Defense Commission and William S. Knudsen, a member, have been studying. Scow Deckhand Drowns In River at Fort Foote John Gutridge. 24-year-old deck hand on a scow operated by the Smoot Sand & Gravel Co. was drowned in the Potomac River near Fort Foote early today. A fellow worker told Supt. T. G. Herbert he first noticed Gutridge was missing when he saw the drowned man’s hat floating on the river. Workers immediately began drag ging for the body, which was found later in 40 feet of water. Gutridge, whose home was In Shiloh. Va., had been living recent ly with his wife at Alexandria, police said. | Here's the Eyewitness Story of Early 'Kneeing' Incident By JOHN C. HENRY. I saw the incident, which ap parently has developed into a crit ical campaign issue today in which a New York City colored police man was injured during an effort by Stephen T. Early, White House secretary, to identify and obtain passage of a White House party through police lines in Pennsyl vania Station. It happened on Monday night after President Roosevelt had made his Madison Square Garden speech and the party was at tempting to return to his special train for our return to Wash ington. I was in the party of approxi mately 40 newspapermen, pho tographers, etc., plus appro* mately a half-dozen members of i the White House staff and Sec retary of Treasury and Mrs. Morgenthau. As we left our automobiles at the street level of Pennsylvania Station, we were passed through first line of police and through a cleared corridor with police on each side. It was obvious, at that point, that we were accredited members of the party and were being let through to the train. As we descended one flight of stairs to a second level, we were halted by a second detail of about five policemen and a sergeant. Immediately, several persons at the head of our line, including a United States Secret Service man of the New York office, one or two of the newspapermen, and at least one member of the White House staff, displayed various kinds of credentials. Every member of the party was wearing a small button, issued to us for the day and which had been honored everywhere during a day of speechmaking and fast traveling through big crowds. In addition, the newspapermen and others from the train had special travel cards issued by the White House and we also had two other White House identification cards. By one or another member of the party all of these credentials were offered the sergeant in charge of the police detail, but actually he did not even look at them. He said he had orders that nobody was going through, and added: "I wouldn't even pass my own commissioner.” In the face of this situation, the New York Secret Service man left the party to find some one who could countermand the sergeant’s orders. Meanwhile, another member of the White House party, Henry M. Kannee, suggested to the sergeant that he find a superior officer and put the problem to him. The ser geant paid no attention to the suggestion. At this time, I was in the front line of the crowd. I had made an unsuccessful effort to show (8m EARLY, Page A-5.) A Questionnaires To Go to 4,590 D. C. Registrants Call Believed Near For 1,000 Men by January 1 A total of 4,590 selective service questionnaires will be mailed out as quickly as possible to insure a sufficient number of class 1-A men to be called into service from the District between now and the first of the year, selective service officials announced today. As copies of the national master list of order numbers—the official “go ahead” signal—were distributed to the 25 local draft boards, the board representatives were given the number of questionnaires each will be expected to mail to registrants in order to fill their respective quotas in the calls. 1.000 May Be Called. Officials estimated that approxi mately 20 per cent of the question naires will represent men available for immediate service, indicating that nearly 1.000 young men of the District are expected to be called into military service by January 1. Highest “questionnaire quotas" were assigned boards 9 and 11, which were asked to mail out 270 of the 8-page forms each. Board No 3 will dispatch 90, lowest number listed today. The figures were based on the proportion of registrants in each area. Nos. 9 and 11 have the highest registration totals in the city, -with The table below shows the assignment of question naires to District draft area boards. By tomorrow the boards will have begun mail ing them out. Draft Question- Reais Area. naires. tered 1 180.4.306 2 135 .. 2.879 3 90..-.2.108 4 180.4.163 5 180.. 4,174 6 125..4.043 7 225. 5.494 8 225.5.078 9 270—.6,309 10 180...5.481 11 270.6.248 12 180.4.546 13 180_3.962 14 180._ 4.793 15 180.4.773 16 ' 135.3.053 17 180. 4.814 18 180. 4.328 19 225.5.414 20 225.5.325 21 180.4.944 22 135..3.502 23 180..4.249 24 180.4.054 25 180. 4.664 6.309 and 6.248. respectively, while No. 3 has a low of 2.108. Questionnaire Quotas Vary. The questionnaire quotas vary from a flat proportion in some cases, officials adding to totals for areas where the percentage of deferments j is expected to be high and subtract ’ ing where a relatively low percentage of deferments is anticipated. The forms will be mailed at the rate of about 50 a day from each of the boards, beginning tonight and tomorrow, until the various numbers assigned today have been reached. Copies of the national master list ; of order numbers were distributed | to the boards and the National j Guard Armory shortly before noon (See D. c7DRAFT, Page A-3.1 -. Tie-Pulling Victim Sues La Guardia for $350,000 By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Nov. 1.—Mayor La Guardia was served today with a ; summons and complaint in a $350. 000 suit brought in behalf of Ben jamin H. Owens, whose necktie the Mayor pulled in Detroit October 21, | while there for a campaign rally. I Mr. Owens, a fare box inspector of Ferndale. Mich., was in the crowd before the Detroit City Hall where Mr. La Guardia was speaking in behalf of President Roosevelt in his capacity as chairman of the Na tional Independent Voters’ League. The Mayor became irked at a question put to him by Owens, seized him and twisted his neck tie. Mr. Owens asked: ’’Did Boss Flynn send you here?" (Edward J. Flynn is chair man of the Democratic Nation al Committee and Democratic leader of Bronx County, New ; York City.) Mr. Owens' complaint charges the Mayor with assault and battery and defamation of character, j Politics on the Air Tonight 7:15—WMAL, Sinclair Lewis for the Democrats, from Madi son, Wis. 8:30—WRC. Republican Can didate Wendell L. Willkie. 8:30—WOL. Secretary of In terior Harold Ickes in Demo cratic Committee speech from Wilkes-Barre. Pa.; “Short-wave From Berlin.” 9:00—WRC, WOL, President Roosevelt in major campaign speech from Academy of Music, Brooklyn. 9:45—WMAL. WRC. WOL, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, sponsored by Democratic Com mittee: "Some Aspects of Our Foreign Policy.” 10:15—WOL, Herbert Hoover from Salt Lake City, under Re publican sponsorship. 10:30 — Alexander Woollcott speaking on Democratic party time. 11:00—Irvin S. Cobb again takes up the Republican banner.

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