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Cominform Calls
World's Reds to
Overthrow Tito
Meeting in Hungary
Decrees Duty for
All Party Members
By tl.« Associated Press
MOSCOW, Nov. 29.—The Com
inform called on all Communists
in the world today to help Yugo
slav peasants and workers over
throw Premier Marshal Tito's re
gime.
The Cominform has held its first
meeting, the official press and ra
dio said, since it expelled the Tito
regime from its membership in
June, 1948. The meeting was secret
and was held the latter part of
this month in Hungary.
A resolution passed by the Com
inform said the “fight against
Tito’s clique—the hired spies and
murderers—is the international
duty of all Communist and work
ers parties.”
(Communist leaders in the
past have urged the overthrow
of Tito’s regime. The new blast
touched off speculation by
Western diplomatic observers
on whether the Cominform had
secretly drafted concrete plans
for action to oust the Yugoslav
ruler.
(Foreign diplomatic quarters
in New York last week said they
had heard reports an anti-Tito
coup was planned for sometime
between Christmas and Easter.
According to the necessarily
unconfirmed reports, the coup
would start with a staged revolt
in Belgrade with plot leaders
calling in immediate help from
Hungary and Romania.)
Tito Party Held Not Communist.
The-duty of all Communists,:
the Cominform resolution said, “is
to give their utmost help to the
Yugoslav workers class and work
ing peasantry in their fight for
the return of Yugoslavia into the
camp of democracy and socialism.”
The resolution added that the
Yugoslav Communist Party under
Tito’s leadership “has lost the right
to be called a Communist Party.”
Yugoslavia was expelled from
'the Cominform in June, 1948, on
charges that the Tito government
was anti-Soviet and refusing to
follow traditional Stalin-Leninist
principles of communism.
The resolution was made public
on the anniversary of the found
ing of the Tito government in
1943.
It denounced Tito's “spy clique” |
and said they are “enemies of the;
workers’ class and peasants, ene- i
mies of the nations of Yugoslavia.”!
“This espionage group does not
express the will of the nations of
Yugoslavia (Serbia, Slovenia, Cro
atia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Monte
negro and Macedonia),” the reso
lution declared, “but the will of
the Anglo-American imperialists,
in consequence of which it be
trayed the interests of the coun
try and liquidated the political
Independence and economic sov
ereignty of Yugoslavia.”
The communique published in
(See COMINFORM, Page A-6.)
Lease Signed for Courts
To Use Oil Building
(Earlier Story on Page A-4.)
The sixth floor of the Standard
Oil Building, on Constitution ave
nue, today was leased by the Fed
eral Government to provide court
rooms and chambers for three
newly appointed District Court
judges. Terms of the lease call
for an annual rental of $19,000.
It was signed today.
It is expected that at least two
Judges will begin holding court
In the building early in January.
Mine Fire Casualties
Total 19, Reds Assert
Sy the Associated Press
BERLIN, Nov. 29.—The Soviet
Army newspaper Tageliche Rund
schau confirmed today that a fire
had occurred at an Eastern zone
uranium mine, but said' the cas
ualties were slight—only 19 cases
of light smoke poisoning.
The British-licensed Telegraf
said yesterday that 2,000 miners
died in a mine fire in the Erz
mountains of Western Saxony. It
said the blaze broke out last
Thursday.
Taegliche Rundschau was the
first of the East Berlin press to
mention the fire. It said it oc
curred at Johanngeorgenstadt and
was caused by a short circuit.
The British licensed paper had
reported the blaze broke out at
the Johanngeorgenstadt and
spread to two more mines and set
off a dynamite dump.
In its morning edition today
the British Telegraf charged that
wholesale arrests of German offi
cials at the mine were being made
by the Russians.
It said some 40 German en
gineers, chiefs and foremen have
been seized by Soviet police.
The Johanngeorgenstadt work
ings are run by a Soviet-controlled
•ompany.
1 Freedom of Speech vs. Loyalty
--
Gen. Arnold Points to Discipline
As Big Issue in Unif ication Row
Retired Air Forces Head Compares Mitchell
Case With Tactics of Admirals
(First of a Series of 10 Articles.)
By H. H. Arnold
Former Commanding General. United State* Army Air Force*
The recent inter-service squabble has left many Americans in a
fog. Does a man entering our armed services lose one of his basic
rights—freedom of speech? Do the citizens of the United States
expect their military leaders to broadcast military secrets and
restricted information to probable enemies or to friends just because
they are witnesses before a congressional committee or have chips
on their shoulders? These have always been important questions,
questions that have existed as long as we have had armed forces,
but they were thrown out to the middle of the table with a bang
recently when the admirals “went to town."
Practically all officers ol mgner
ranks in our Army, Navy and Air
Force have had it firmly impressed
| upon them, time and time again,
that congressional committees
have certain inherent rights. One
of those rights is that all questions
asked by members of the commit
tees must be answered. Formerly
;the ultra-secret matters were
! usually discussed in closed ses
sion, but recently the principle of
freedom of speech outweighed the
principle of national security, and
military secrets have been spilled
all over the place.
And the point closely tied in
with this matter is that of loyalty.
Every officer in our armed forces
must be loyal to his seniors, to the
laws of the land, to principles laid
down by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Such loyalty must be maintained.
But how can it be if every officer
who thinks his particular service
is not getting all he, personally,
thinks it should is permitted to
shout to the high heavens his
criticisms of orders issued by his
Commander in Chief and by the
Secretary of Defense, as well as
by the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
Should he be encouraged to pro
Chambers Identifies
4 Papers as Material
Given Him by White
Names Mystery Men
In Case as a Mr. Lovell
And Richard Post
BULLETIN
NEW YORK.—Four docu
ments on yellow paper, hand
written digests of secret Gov
ernment papers, were identified
by Whittaker Chambers this
afternoon as material obtained
for him in 1937 by the late Har
ry Dexter White, former Assist
ant Secretary of the Treasury, j
Mr. Chambers said these papers |
were found by him last year, •
along with the 47 typed copies
of documents which he claims
to have received from Mr. Hiss, '■
and that he turned them over
to the FBI.
By Newbold Noyes, Jr.
Star Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Nov. 29.—Whit
taker Chambers swore today, in
the Alger Hiss perjury retrial, that
while he may have received one
piece of the Government’s docu
mentary evidence from the late
Harry Dexter White, all the rest
came from Mr. Hiss.
“That is my testimony and noth
ing can ever change that fact,” he
said, under redirect examination
by Thomas F. Murphy, assistant
United States attorney.
Under questioning by the pros
ecutor, meanwhile, Mr. Chambers
identified “Mr. X” and “Mr. Y,”
the two mystery men he said yes
terday were Communists in the
State Department.
Identifies Two Men.
He said “X” was Richard Post,
who worked around 1937 for the
department’s Foreign Service
Journal. He said “Y” was a man
named Lovell, whom he had never
seen but who had been mentioned
to him as a Communist by David
Carpenter, another paid Com
munist functionary.
Neither of the men gave him
any secret material, Mr. Chambers
added. He testified that Mr. Post
was recruited into the party in
1937 by the treasurer of the
Maryland Communist organiza
tion, Henry Collins.
Mr. Post had a job with a WPA
(See HISS, Page A-4.)
GEN. H. H. ARNOLD.
—Harris-Ewing Photo.
vide material as to why the laws
of our land governing our armed
forces’ organization are not—in
his estimation—satisfactory? Free
(Continued on Page A-8, Col. 3.)
High Court Review
Of Joint Bus Fare
Decision Is Sought
Capital Transit Petition
Emphasizes Question of
'Confiscatory Rates'
The Capital Transit Co. today
petitioned the Supreme Court for
a rehearing on its recent decision
upholding authority of the Inter
state Commerce Commission to
regulate joint bus fares between
the District and nearby Arling
ton County points.
“Irreparable injury” will be done
unless the court withholds its
mandate, issued November 14,
pending a rehearing on constitu
tional “issues of confiscating,” at
torneys for the transit company
contended in their petition.
The transit company petition
said two paramount issues were
before the court when it handed
down its ruling: (1) The question
of the jurisdiction of the ICC to
regulate fares on vehicles operated
solely within the District. (2) The
question whether the ICC in reg
ulating such fares had imposed
confiscatory rates. *
Issue of Confiscation.
“The attention of the court,
i however, as shown by the numer
ous questions asked of counsel
during the oral argument and by
the court’s written opinion, was
centered on the first issue,” the
brief declared. “In the majority
opinion the issue of confiscation
was disposed of in five lines; it
was not mentioned in the dissent
ing opinion.”
(The five lines of the major
ity opinion referred to in the
petition said: “It is also ar
gued here that orders should
be set aside because they are
confiscatory. But the record
fails to show that this issue was
properly presented to the ICC
for ifcS determination. There
fore, the question of confisca
tion is not ripe for judicial
review.”)
The transit company petition
contended the question of confis
cation was presented to the ICC
in “uncontradicted evidence” that
it was allowed compensation of
only 5.83 cents and 7 cents for
service which cost 9.968 cents per
passenger.
If the transit company is pre
(See BUS LINE, Page A-2.)
Kopel Insists He Knows Nothing
About Gambling Slip Evidence
Under cross-examination in Dis
trict Court today, Harry S. Kopel,
proprietor of Hammel’s Restau
rant, said he had never seen two
slips of paper allegedly taken
from him by United Stated mar
shals when the restaurant was
raided in March.
Written in pencil, one was a
typical notation on a combination
horse play, the other on a com
bination numbers play. Kopel and
one of his waiters, Walter C.
(Danny) Plummer, went into their
defense today with two counts
against each. Judge Richmond B.
Keech narrowed the charges by
dismissing three counts against
the defendants.
The clforges eliminated were:
Setting up a gambling place
(dropped against both Kopel and
Plummer), setting up a gambling
table (dropped against Kopel) and
accepting a bet (dropped against
Kopel).
The eliminations left Kopel de
fendant on charges of permitting
gambling and possession of lot
tery slips, and Plummer of ac
cepting a bet and violation of the
catch-all section against gambling
in the District code generally re
ferred to as "setting up a gaming
table.”
Assistant United States Attor
ney Arthur J. McLaughlin asked
Kopel particularly about three
items which United States mar
(See HAMMEL’S, Page A-6.)
Chiang Leading
Showdown Fight
For Chungking
Red Troops Reported
Along Yangtze River;
Last Plane Leaves
0. S. DRAFTS Strong Protest to
Nationalists on Ship Attack.
Page A-14.
By the Associated Press
HONG KONG. Nov. 29.—Chung
king battled tonight to stave off
Communist hordes.
Nationalist messages said Gen
eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek per
sonally was directing the fight.
The last plane from the be
leaguered city arrived here at
nightfall. Passengers said . the
Reds were at the Yangtze River
bank skirting Chungking.
The Reds fired on the plane as
it took off from an fsland airport
in the river. None was injured.
Passengers left their baggage in
their haste to escape.
Reds Declared Stopped.
Taipeh, Formosa, Chiang’s is
land redoubt headquarters off the
South China coast, reported crack
troops from Szechwan had stopped
the Reds before Chungking. But a
dispatch from Spencer Moosa of
the Associated Press indicated
Chungking would nestle easily in
the Communist bower within
hours.
Chiang seemed to be using the
Chungking battle as a springboard
to get back as head of the Na
tionalist government. He retired
from the presidency in January,
when he fled Nanking, first of
three Nationalist capitals to totter
before the Communists this year.
Acting President Li Tsung-jen
is in a hospital in this British
colony with a stomach ailment.
His imminent departure for the
United States was forecast by one
Chinese newspaper.
Passport Reported Arranged.
Dr. Wellington Koo, Nationalist
Ambassador to Washington, was
said to have arranged his pass
port. Mme. Li would not accom
pany him, the paper said.
Authoritative sources said he
may be followed, or even accom
American Consulate
'Unknown/ Shanghai
Reds Reply to AP
By the Associated Press
TOKYO, Nov. 29.—Efforts
by the Associated Press Bu
reau here to send a message
to American Consul Walter
McConaughty at Shanghai
brought this reply from the
Chinese Communist tele
graph office today:
“American consulate un
known. Rush street address
and house.”
The address was supplied,
but no answer had been re
ceived nine hours later.
panied, by his strong right arm,
Gen. Pai Chung-hsi, Nationalist
commander in Central China. ^
These sources said Pal had ap
plied to the American consulate
here for a passport.
(The State Department has
authorized a trip to the United
States by Li. Officials said to
day that the American con
sulate general at Hong Kong
has been instructed to issue a
visa if Li applies.)
At* Hong Kong 11 American
Congressmen opposed immediate
recognition of Red China by the
United States or Britain.
The China Mail quoted Nation
alists as saying Chiang had
urged Li to resign if he persists in
staying outside of China.
Reconciled to Split.
The newspaper said Chiang was
reconciled to the fact his split
with Li was irreparable and that
he wants Li to renounce the ofl}ce
of President so he may resume
power.
The letter, said the Mail, also
stressed that Li should not go
abroad as Acting President but as
an ordinary citizen.
(China’s constitution pro
vides the head of the state may
go abroad for three months.)
Li and Chiang have differed
(See CHINA, Page A-6.)
Gambler's Wife Killed
When Auto Blows Up
By the Associated Press
DALLAS, Nov. 29.—Mrs. Mil-,
dred Noble, wife of a widely known
Dallas gambler, was killed today
when an automobile she started
blew up.
Mrs. Noble was the wife of Her
bert Noble, 40, who was wounded
in a running gun battle with un
identified men September 9- On
two previous occasions Noble was
wounded in gun fights.
Neighbors said Noble left home
earlier today in a Cadilllc which
his wife usually drove. It v^s
his 1946 Mercury which -blew up.
A daughter has not been located.
She is believed to be at a girls’
school in Virginia.
A Good Place to Be . . . From!
Deputy, Lewis Case
Witness, Sues Fay
For $25, CJ Damages
Foster Asks Injunction
To Bor Ouster from Job;
Charges Conspiracy
BULLETIN
Deputy Marshal Donald H.
Foster today sued United
States Attorney George Morris
Fay, United States Marshal W.
Bruce Matthews and Salvadof
A. Andretta, administrative as
sistant to the Attorney Gen
eral, for $25,000 damages. He
asked for an injunction to
keep them from ousting him
from his job and charged them
with conspiring against him.
United States Attorney George
Morris Fay said today he called
the Justice Department’s atten
tion to ‘‘all the facts” in the case
of Deputy Marshal Donald H.
Foster, but did not prefer charges
against him or ask for his suspen
sion.
Mr. Foster, who was put on an
nual leave a few days after testi
fying against the Government in
the William (Snags) Lewis gam
bling case, said he was told by a
Justice Department official that
he is going to be suspended.
The official was Salvador A.
Andretta, administrative assistant
to the Attorney General. Mr.
Foster said Mr. Andretta told him
all he knew about the case as of
yesterday was a phone call he
had got from Mr. Fay.
Mr. Andretta denied to The
Star today that he had told Mr.
Foster he was going to be sus
pended. Mr. Andretta said he
only told Mr. Foster what the
normal procedure is in the cases
of deputy marshals where an in
vestigation may be justified.
Mr. Foster’s version of his con
versation with Mr. Andretta was
backed up by the attorney who
accompanied him to the Justice
Department. That attorney is
Joseph Sitnick, who is associated
with Myron Ehrlich, the attorney
who asked Mr. Foster to testify
for the defense in the Lewis trial.
Mr. Sitnick said Mr. Andretta
told the deputy marshal, “You will
be suspended and you will be given
a chance to reply. If an investi
gation proves there is nothing to
the charges, the suspension will
be lifted. If the charges are sus
tained, the suspension will re
main.”
Mr. Andretta told The Star,
through Justice Department pub
lic relations, that Mr. Fay called
him about Mr. Foster and was
going to send him a letter with
<See"FOSTER, Page A-4.)
Two Men From District Area
Known Dead in Plane Crash
War Claims Official
And Air Force Major
Among Victims
Three Washington area residents
were listed among the passengers
of the American Airlines DC-6
liner which crashed and burned at
the Dallas Airport early today.
Two of them are known to be
dead. They are:
David N. Lewis, about 38, of the
Dorchester House, 2480 Sixteenth
street N.W., a member of the
three-member War Claims Com
mission.
Maj. William Johnstone Small,
jr.. 32, of 500 Belleview drive, Palls
Church, attached to the Ah' In
stallation Section, Air Force deputy
chief of staff for materiel.
Also on the plane was—
Jerome B. Shaw, 38, of 5054 Just
street N.E., director of the Negro
branch of the National Employ
ment Service, 1708 G street N.W.,
a private employment service. He
is feared dead.
Led Glider Wing.
Mr. Lewis, an attorney, led a
glider wing during the invasion of
Southern France, but his first
legal brush with the approaching
war came during his part in prose
cution of the German-American
Bund. The investigations led to
conviction of six of the bund’s
leading members. Shortly after,
he went Into the Air Force as a
second lieutenant.
Graduated from glider pilot
school, he was assigned to a glider
division as intelligence officer. In
1944, as a captain, he commanded
a glider wing in North Africa, saw
action at Anzio, the Rome break
through and then in the Po Valley.
He did rescue work among pris
oners of war in 1945 and became
a major.
In Alien Property Office.
On leaving *the service in 1946,
he returned to private practice
and went to the Alien Property
Custodian’s office, Justice Depart
ment. and was sent to Berlin and
Munich. He returned to the
United States in June of last year
and shortly thereafter was ap
pointed to the commission.
For his war service, he was
awarded the Air Medal with three
Oak Leaf Clusters, the Presiden
tial Unit Citation, the Purple
Heart and Bronze Arrowhead for
the invasion of Southern France.
A native of New York, he at
tended Cascadilla Preparatory
School and Columbia University
and the Brooklyn Law School. He
married the former Anna Licht
blau of Brooklyn, N. Y. They
have one son, Peter, 14. His par
(Continued on Page A-2, Col. 2.)
'L____ _ . .... " ..
Watchman Tells How He Aided
7 Persons From Burning Plane
ly the Associated Press
DALLAS, 'Nov. 29.—A night
watchman who saw a huge Amer
ican Airliner crash at Dallas’ Love
Field before dawn today said the
plane came roaring up and
dropped one engine when it hit
a building.
This is the eyewitness account
of L. Boyd, nightwatchman for the
Dallas Aviation School, who was
sitting in a small lookout house
on the field:
“I was sitting in my little house
when this plane came roaring up
and hit the Dallas Aviation School.
One engine fell off when it hit
and then it kept on going across
the road and hit some buildings
on the other side. There was no
one in the building as far as I
know. The minute it hit the
building big flames burst up. And
there was a big explosion. The
Dallas Aviation School was on
Are, too. 5 ran over to what was
left of that plane. I figured no
body would get out of that one.
“The fire was everywhere. The
plane was broken up into just
chunks. When I got up to the
plane two men staggered out. I
helped them away from the fire.
Then I ran around on the other
side and five other people were
getting out. Two of them were
women. They were hurt and cry
ing.
"I never heard any one else cry.
There weren’t any screams when
the plane hit. I helped the women
away from the flames. I don’t
know how bad they were hurt or
(See EYEWITNESS, Page A-3.)
List of Passengers
Included Many
For Mexico City
By the Associated Press
DALLAS, Nov. 29.—Following is
the list of injured in the crash
of an American airliner at Love
Field today:
William B. Forsythe, 52, Stam
ford, Conn.
Dr. Luis De La Rosa, 46, Mexico
City.
Laurence Claude, 53, pilot, Fort
j Worth, Tex.
William S. Forbes, 27, flight en
gineer, Dallas.
Benjamin Burillo, 33.
Flora Burillo (wife), 25, both
of Mexico City.
Benjamin Bogish, 58, an official
of Style Art Clothes, New York
City.
Gerald jQseph Mullowney, 23,
American Airlines employe, Dallas.
Andress Sagardoy, 32.
Pilar Sagardoy, 25, wife, Mexico
City.
Albert Brody, 35, Brooklyn, N.
Y. (released from hospital).
Clara Lelaurier, 27.
Juan Lelaurier, husband, 34.
Albert Lelaurier, 22 months, all
of Mexico City.
Co-Pilot Robert Edgar Lewis,
Forth Worth.
A list of other passengers and
crewmen aboard the plane follows:
Crew members:
Stewardess Josephine Cadena,
23, San Antonio, Tex.
Stewardess Margaret Van Bib
ber, 24, Madison, N. J.
Mrs. Ernest G. Wadel of Dallas,
national chairman of the Women’s
Division of the United Jewish
Appeal.
Harry Goldberg, 49, Jamaica,
N. Y„ production manager of the
Ruthrauff & Ryan advertising
agency.
Mrs. Harry Goldberg.
Lt. Col. A. P. S. Fane, 54, of
London, a King’s courier.
Joseph Stanley Smith, employe
of the War Claims Commission,
recently of Albuquerque, N. Mex.
Irvin, Mayflower Hotel, Wash
ington.
M. G. Krivor, Seattle, Wash.
Alvin J. Belden, Mexican man
ager of Arthur Anderson & Co.,
New York city accountants.
J. Quincy Corbett, about 54, a
prominent rancher in Texas and
Virginia. He grazes cattle on the
Walter Chrysler estate near War
renton, Va.
C. L. Chappell. ■
Henry Edison, Dallas.
Lewis Copeland, New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Anders Iriso, Mex
ico City.
Escobedo Marinano, Mexico City.
John Cowan Londres, 75, Mex
ico City.
Albert Ceen, Queens, N. Y.
Guadalupe, Opelia, Jose and
Flora de la Mora, Mexico City.
Jack Cloud, New York City.
Julio and Carolina Cobard, Mex
ico City.
Cowen, Quirino Confer
MANILA, Nov. 29 (£*).—Ameri
can Ambassador Myron Cowen
and his military adviser conferred
with President Elpidio Quirino
today on Philippine defenses.
Bulletin
Chest Drive at 80%
Community Chest workers
reported collections of $85,068
today to reach $3,197,859, or 80
per cent of the campaign’s
goal. Chairman Frank J. Luchs
made a new appeal for extra
efforts to attain the fall quota
of $3,991,719.
17 Escape Alive/
Another of 46
Aboard Missing
Passengers Include
11 Who Boarded
Plane in Washington
(Pictures on Page A-3J
By the Asiociated Press
DALLAS, Nov. 29.—An Amer
ican Airlines plane crashed into
| buildings on the border of Love
Field early today and burned.
; Twenty-eight of the 46 aboard
| were killed.
Fourteen persons were in hos
pitals and one was missing. Three
I others left hospitals.
The big DC-6 was en route to
Mexico City from New York and
| Washington.
i It struck a hangar and plowed
broadside into a chemical plant
after swooping over the filed in an
[attempt to land. A crew member,
who staggered dazed and bleed
ing to a nearby house, said one of
the engines was afire and he had
stopped the other three.
Three Crewmen Survive.
Three of the crew members and
14 passengers survived.
Identification of the dead was
difficult because the bodies were
badly burned. Survivors not badly
injured scattered to hotels, add
ing to the task of rescue workers
in determining casualties.
Lt. Col. A. F. S. Fane, a British
Six or More Reported
Killed in Crash of
Air France Plane
By the Associated Press
LYON, Prance, Nov. 29.—
Six or more persons were re
ported killed today in the
flaming crash of an Air
France plane about 15 miles
northwest of Lyon.
Air France said in Paris 37
persons were aboard the
plane.
The crash occurred near
Saint Just-Ch'aleyssin, a town
of about 500 population, at I
4:45 p.m. f
King’s messenger, was among
those presumed dead. The Brit
ish Embassy said he was en route
to Mexico City and Guatemala on
;an official mission.
Two prominent Mexicans, Dr.
! Luis De La Rosa and Jose De La
Mora and his family, also were
' aboard. Dr. De La Rosa was
president of the Mexican National
Chamber of Broadcasting. Mr.
De La Mora is a director in the
| Mexican Aviation Co. Dr. De La
j Rosa was among the survivors.
Other prominent passengers in
cluded Mrs. Ernest G. Wadel, Dal
las, national chairman of the
Women’s division of the United
Jewish Appeal; David N. Lewj&-~"
employe of the War Claims Com
mission, recently of Albuquerque,
N. Mex., and Maj. W. J. Small, as
signed to the Department of Na
tional Defense, Washington.
C. A. B. Begins Inquiry.
Justice of the Peace Pierce Mc
Bride said he had viewed 28 bodies
—those of 17 men and 11 women.
The Civil Aeronautics Board be
gan an investigation.
Hours after the crash flames
licked the one-story galvanized
building into which the larger
part of the plane fell. Firemen
used grappling hooks to pull apart
the mixture of plane and building.
It was about 5:45 a.m. (CST)
when the big plane struck the
Magnaflux plant on the northwest
edge of the field. The plant in
spects plane engines by chemical
means.
Both the plane and plant ap
parently burst into flames. Small
explosions followed.
Sightseers Crowd In.
An American Airlines spokes
man said crew members in the
hospital were Capt. Laurent
(Tommy) Claude, the pilot; Rob
ert Lewis, first officer, and Wil
liam S. Forbes, flight engineer.
Hostesses on the plane were
(See PLANE, Page A-3.)
Temperature in 60s
Forecast Here Today
It’s going to be a bit balmy in
Washington for a few days, the
Weather Bureau said today.
Clearing skies, bringing a halt
to 0.31 inches of rain which fell
last night, were due during the
day with a temperature around
60. Tonight is expected to be
clear with a low about 42. Tem
peratures about 60 are predicted
for tomorrow.
The high yesterday was 45 de
grees at 2:22 p.m., and the low 39
degrees at 12:20 a.m.
...... *
Soviet Economist Dies
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (/P).—'The
Soviet press today announced the
death of Vladimir B. Obraztsov,
75, leading Soviet economist in the
field of transportation. He was a
deputy of the Supreme Soviet of
the U. S. S. R.

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