Britain May Receive
B-29 Bombers Under
Arms Aid Program
By th» Associated Press
A defense department spokes
man said last night that “con
sideration” is being given to pro
viding B-29 bombers for the
United Kingdom under the new
$1,314,010,000 military aid pro
There was no immediate indi
cation how many Superfortresses
might be turned over to the Royal
Air Force if the American Gov
ernment decides definitely on
equipping England with such
planes to augment its striking
However, the United States Air
Force now has more than 1,000
B-29s in cocoon storage, a pool
from which it could draw for
•arming the RAF or other mem
bers of the Atlantic Pact.
The USAF still jases B-29s in
the majority of its long-range
strategic Air Force units, but is
slowly replacing them with B-36s
and, in the medium bomber class
like the B-29s, with B-50s and
new jet-powered B-47 bombers.
Negotiations Under >Yay.
Presumably, negotiations for
transfer of B-29s tp Britain are
being conducted at diplomatic
levels between the State Depart
ment and British Foreign Office,
with the USAF and RAF sitting
In as interested parties.
The wartime-designed Super
fortress would give the RAF a
reaching distance to virtually any
point in Europe from bases in
The original range of the B-29
has been stretched by more
powerful engines ana other im
provements until currently the
plane is officially described as
having a “combat radius of over
2,000 miles” (combat radius is
the distance to a target, time for
maneuvering during the flight
to the target, getting into bomb
ing position and return to base >
In long range tests, B-29s have
recently flown distances of over
Can Deliver Atom Bomb.
•' The “over 2,000 miles” com
bat radius can be flown with a
bomb load of five tons. At shorter
ranges, the B-29 can handle
bomb loads as high as 26 tons.
Also it can deliver the atomic
Whether the RAF would choose
to retain the armament of the
B-29s. as installed by the USAF,
is not known. A difference in
gun calibers between the two na
tions might require a change for
planes delivered for British use.
As outfitted in the United
States, a B-29 has 12 .50 caliber
machine guns mounted in turrets
directed from a central fire con
trol. This means that all guns
'of the plane can ..be brought to
bear on a single target from tae’
central point in the bomber.
Since the war, numerous B-29s
have been based in England on
training missions. The current
policy is to maintain three groups
of 30 planes each in Britain.
Korean School Closings
In Japan Hit by Rhee
By the Associated Press
SEOUL, Korea, Oct. 21.—Presi
dent Syngman Rhee today ordered
his Ambassador in Tokyo to in
vestigate the closing this week of
260 Korean schools in Japan.
Dr. Rhee told his news confer
ence he had heard some of the
schools were financed by Com
munists and if that were true ‘‘I
would like to know whether the
Japanese government is closing
all Japanese schools financed and
supported by the Communists.”
Dr. Rhee, a strong anti-Com
munist himself, declared he would
not tolerate any discrimination j
against Koreans in Japan "wheth- j
er they are Communists or not1
Huge Whisky Stock Burns
NICHOLASVILLE, Ky., Oct. 21
(£>).—A fire raged last night at
the Kentucky River Distillery at
Camp Nelson, destroying a ware
house containing 18,000 barrels—
about 900,000 gallons—of bourbon
whisky. Flames could be seen as
far away as Lexington, about 20
miles from the scene.
We Won't Dance,
Czechs Say, if It's
By the Associated Press
PRAGUE, Oct. 21.—It may be
all right in New York, but in
Czechoslovakia “boogie-woogie is
for miserable beings.”
So says the organ of the Czech
youth organization, Mlada Fronta,
which already has published let
ters attacking jitterbug dancing,
ping-pong, billiards and wolf calls
at well-turned feminine ankles.
Mlada Fronta is angry now
about a recent Prague dance at
which “visitors showed their satis
faction with the degenerate West
ern culture when they danced
“What was good for these mis
erable beings can never satisfy
the masses of our working youth,”
the paper declared. Then it added:
“All measures must be taken to
prevent anything of this kind in
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GROSSE POINTE, MICH.—100 YEARS YOUNG—Mrs. Salome
Chiera, who will celebrate her 100th birthday Monday, shows
inquiring newsmen how she keeps her girlish figure. She bends
over and touches her toes a few times each day while doing her
housework._ _AP Wirephoto.
Final Color TV Tests
May Wait Till January
By th« Associated Press
The Federal Communications
Commsision today considered a
proposal that it put off any final
judgment on the color television
question until the early part of
The Radio Corp. of America
said in a formal petition to the
commission late yesterday that it
wants more time to field-test its
new all-electronic color plan,
demonstrated here a week ago.
The petition specifically re
quested that a comparative dem-]
onstration of rival Columbia I
Broadcasting System and RCA
systems, now scheduled for No
vember 14, be postponed for two
In any case. RCA said the
proposed two-system comparison
would not serve any useful pur
pose because there is a third sys
tem in the field, proposed by Color
Television, Inc., of San Francisco,
which has notified FCC it cannot
bring its equipment East at this
RCA said CTI could have the
equipment here in January and
that all three systems could then
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The petition was filed after the
FCC called another long week-end
recess, until Monday, in the hear
ings being held to determine
whether color should be author
ized for the general public.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21 UP).—
Frank Johnson, 71, of Griffin, Ga.,
a leading entomologist, died here
yesterday. He was chairman of
the board of the Syncro Machine
Co. of Perth Amboy, N. J„ and
an official of the Elevator Sup
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Five Children Injured
In Traffic Accidents
During Last 24 Hours
Five children have been injured
in traffic accidents here during the
last 24 hours, police reported this
Most seriously injured was Jo
seph Summers, 9, colored, 208
Fourteenth place N.E., who <was
admitted to Casualty Hospital with
severe head injuries. He was
struck by an automobile driven by
Charles S. Dunbar, 28, of 9112
Baltimore avenue, Berwyn, as he
crossed the intersection of Four
teenth and F streets N.E., police
Boy Suffers Head Injuries.
Howard Brooks, 7, colored, 638
Morris place N.E., was struck by
an automobile driven by David
Isenberg, 21, of 330 Fifth street
N.E., at the corner of Seventh
street and Morris place N.E., ac
cording to police. He was admitted
to Casualty Hospital with head
Carolyn Jones. 2, colored, 651
Twentieth street N.E., fell from an
automobile driven by her grand
father, Charlie F. Williams, 52,
colored, as the vehicle made a turn
at Mount Vernon place and Ninth'
stret N.W. The litle girl opened
the back door accidentally, police
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said. She was treated at Children's
Hospital for bruises and cuts.
A boy playing football in the
street in the 300 block of Second
street N.W. was struck by an
automobile driven by Dennis M.
Gerhart, 24, of 1312 Queen street
N.E. The boy, Edward Beck, 9,
colored, of 210 D street N.W.,
was treated at Casualty Hospital
for minor injuries.
Boy’s Foot Caught in Wheel.
The fifth accident occurred
when William Washington, 10,
colored, of 916 F street S.W. j
jumped from a huckster’s wagon;
near his home and caught his j
foot in the vehicle's front wheel,;
police reported. The boy was
treated at Emergency Hospital.;
The driver of the wagon, who had
given the boy a ride, was Charlie
Shanklin, 65, colored, of 344 E
street S.W., police said.
In another accident yesterday,
Mrs. Adeline Ballou, 56, of 3130
Wisconsin avenue N.W. received
a shoulder injury when she was
thrown against an upright in a
bus which stopped suddenly at
Sixteenth and Irving streets N.W.
She is the wife of Dr. Frank W.
Ballou, retired superintendent of
District schools. She was treated
at Garfield Hospital and released.
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U. Alexis Johnson Named
To Asian Affairs Post
U. Alexis Johnson, veteran for
eign service officer, has been
! named deputy director of the
State Department’s Office of
■ Northeast Asian Affairs.
His transfer from Yokohama,
where he has been American con
sul general for more than two
years, was announced by the de
| department yesterday. His home
here is at 2019 Rosemont
Two natives of Washington were
involved in other foreign «ervice'
transfers. They are:
Donald Stewart King, 208
Thirty-sixth street N.E., trans
ferred from Port-au-Prince to Rio
de Janeiro as third secretary of
the American Embassy and vice
Donald Wakeham Lamm, 2408
California street N.W., transferred!
from Canberra to Lourenco Mar
ques as consul.
Both Mr. King and Mr. Lamm
are graduates of Western High
School and the Georgetown Uni
versity School of Foreign Service.
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