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All 55 Bodies Found
In TWA Airliner
Crash Near Cairo
By the Associated Press
CAIRO, Egypt, Sept. 1.—Trans
World Airline officials said today
the bodies of all 55 persons who
were killed yesterday when a Con
stellation plane crashed in the
Libyan desert have been found.
Twenty-three of the victims were
Americans.
Experts opened an investigation
into the crash of the big four
engine “Star of Maryland’’ which
went down 65 miles west of Cairo.
William C. Love, TWA traffic
manager in Cairo, said, "There
has been no indication of sabo
tage to my knowledge.”
Officials said all seven crew
members and nine passengers, in
cluding Francis Pope, a vacation
ing TWA pilot, and his three chil
dren, have been identified.
Cause Still Unknown.
There was no indication yet
what caused the Rome-bound
plane to crash and burn 30 min
utes after taking off from Cairo's
Farouk Field.
The shock was so violent that
t^e plane broke to bits and wreck
age was strewn over an area oi
several hundred yards.
Warren Lee Pierson, TWA board
chairman, is expected in Cairo to
day to make a personal investiga
tion of the disaster.
The bodies, some of them badly
burned or mangled, were being
flown to the morgue in Cairo.
Thirty-three bodies were brought
here yesterday.
'Crashes Shortly After Takeoff.
An airline spokesman said
"identification of some of the
bodies will be very difficult.”
The airliner plunged to earth
shortly after the takeoff from
Cairo on a regular Bombay-New
York flight.
The plane radioed its last
ground contact to Cairo 20 min
utes after takeoff, reporting that
everything was all right. The air
search did not begin until nearly
five hours later, when the big
plane was reported overdue in
Rome.
The crash broke TWA’s record
of nearly four years with no fatal
ities in overseas operations.
Belgian Bride Heading
For U. S. Among Victims
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (JP).—A
young Belgian bride en route to
her new home in America was
among the 55 persons killed in a
TVA airliner crash near Cairo,
Egypt, her husband was informed
yesterday.
She was Mrs. Marie Jose Burke,
29-year-old wife of R. V. Burke,
*a Douglas Aircraft Co. field serv
ice representative. She and Mr.
Burke met while he was in Brus
sels. He recently returned to the
home office here. Mrs. Burke had
stopped off to visit her parents in
Edfina. Egypt, before leaving, for
California. Her father, Marcel
Gillis, is an engineer directing
construction of a dam.
Korea
: (Continued From First Page.)
the 25fih Division," defended"*- by
the Fifth Regimental Combat
■Jeam.
i A mortar barrage preceded the
attack and a little later a North
Korean plane, in one of the rare
appearances of the Red Air Force,
(hopped two bombs in the sector j
Neither did any damage.
• At least one tank was reported;
ifi the attacking force.
Yanks Leave Yongsan.
Youthful American soldiers
pulled back from Yongsan on the
tlnited States 2d Division front
before a strong, tank-led Red
(hive which pushed across the
Naktong River. Seventeen Red
crossings of the Naktong were re
ported.
These Americans, on the left
flank of the 2d Division, had re
treated eight and one-half miles
In all.
[ Associated Press Correspondent
Bern Price, who was with one of
the last groups to pull out of
Yongsan into the hills to the east,
said the men who gave the ground
c&me out tired but not broken.
He said they were still in good
spirits.
The Americans Immediately dug
In the hills east of Yongsan
against the Red thrust aimed at
cutting the main highway be
tween the supply port of Pusan
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DEEOUSING THE REDS—Some of the hundreds of North Korean prisoners entering a POW
camp in Pusapare sprayed with DDT dust by American soldiers before being allowed to mingle
with other inmates.
These two North Korean prisoners, caught dressed in United States Army clothing, are being
searched at gunpoint by 25th Division infantrymen in a wooded area on the Korean front. Pfc.
James Burnell (left) of Ferris, Tex., goes through one of the Reds’ pockets as Corpl. Charles
Johnson (second from right), Meridian, Tex., and Pfc. Theodore Norris, Detroit, Mich., keep guns
handy. —AP Wirephotos.
and the communications center
of Taegu.
There was no doubt of the Red
objective in their southern drive.
An artillery burst killed a North
Korean regimental commander
I and the Americans seized his maps
and battle plans. These showed
that the southern prong of the
push was aimed at Masan, about
27 air miles from the key port
of Pusan.
Oh the npfthem end of the 25th
Division sector, the Reds fought
their way into American positions
and cut off one company near the
Naktong River. The company held
fast, but was isolated from the
rest of its battalion by the fail
ure of » South Korean unit to
fight off the attack. «
Late in the aftlrfioori, two'
American infantry companies
counterattacked and regained the
positions lost by the South Ko
reans. But there was no im
mediate word from the cut-off
company. It was being supplied
with ammunition from the air.
In the Yongsan area, the push
had reached within 12 air miles
of the main highway from Pusan
to Taegu, Allied communications
and supply center on the central
sector.
“Bodies are stacked up by the
hundreds.” a 2d Division officer
told Associated Press Correspond
ent Jack MacBeth. “But they’re
still coming.”
A United States 8th Army com
munique reported 1,000 Reds killed
and three tanks destroyed by mid
day yesterday. But judging from
earlier field dispatches the figures
were uuraconservauve.
The Reds appeared to be mak
ing a supreme bid to wipe out
the United Nations beachhead on
the southeast corner of the Asiatic
peninsula.
Some 50,000 Communists — a
third of their estimated strength—
were involved. This included
five divisions, one of them a
full armored division, making the
push. Two others were in re
serve to exploit breakthroughs.
Navy carrier planes joined
United States 5th Air Force and
Australian fighters in swarming
into the battle like angry hornets.
But the North Koreans’ attack
ground ahead. The Reds swept
forward through minefields and
barbed wire. >
Attack Seen “Continued.”
An 8th Army communique yes
terday reported the attack as
“generally contained.”
Associated Press Correspondent
Stan Swinton said sectors held by
two regiments of the 25th Division
were generally secure, but that
large bodies of Red troops infil
trated behind them. ,
A third regimental front was
described as fluid. Mr.'Swinton’s
dispatch was timed'at 8 p.m. (6
a.m„ EDT) yesterday. An over-all
estimate by a division spokesman
was: “The situation is serious, but
not critical.”
A prisoner taken on the south
ern front said the North Koreans
expected to take Masan in three
days.
A Red armored division hit the
United States 2d on the Chang
nyong sector of the Naktong front
and made the deepest penetration
in 18 hours of furious battle. The
2d Division was forced back be
yond the point where the Reds
established a bridgehead two
weeks ago. That bridgehead was
wiped out by the United States
24th Division.
Heavy fighting was reported also
at Songjin, a hamlet bordering a
rice paddy four miles east of the
Naktong and about four miles
south of Yongsan.
Farther north, the United States
1st Cavalry Division was in action
against another Red concentra
tion. There were no details of the
action in that sector.
On the northeast end of the
120-mile beachhead front, the Ko
rean Republicans made gains
north of Pohang against light Red
resistance. Kigye, 9 miles north
west of Pohang, was retaken by
I the South Koreans.
South Koreans also gained a
: mile on the coastal road between
' four and five miles north of Po
hang, No. 2 United Nations port
on the East Coast.
Carrier Planes in Fight.
Fighter-bombers from two big
American carriers swarmed into
the fray, only 45 minutes after
Vice Admiral C. T. Joy ordered
them to give “maximum support
until further notice.”
With American and Australian
fighters also shooting up Red in
fantry, hundreds of planes were
roaring over the swaying battle
lines.
Sixteen trucks loaded with gaso
line for North Korean tanks were
turned into blazing towers of
flame. Six troop-laden barges
were hit while trying to cross the
Naktong.
5 Tanks Reported Damaged.
Five tanks were reported dam
aged. In addition, pilots said
their rockets knocked out three
others.
A later dispatch said American
casualties on the extreme south
ern front “were described as mod
erate to heavy. But American
field officers were optimistic.
“They couldn’t have hit us at a
better time,” commented Brig.
Gen. George Barth of Washing
ton, artillery commander of the
25th Division. “We were really
ready for them.”
Another spokesman said: “We
got them out in the open now.” ‘
Mass Allied Air Attack
Begun on 4-Mile Front
MASAN FRONT, Korea, Sept.
1 (IP).—A mass Allied air attack
late today began ripping apart
a 4-mile-wide front directly
west of Haman in an effort to
smash Communists resisting an
American counter- attack.
American war planes were
blanketing a 10-mile-deep front,
between Haman and the Nam
River, with rockets, jellied gaso
line bombs and machinegun bul
lets.
The mass strikes against the
North Korean 6th and 7th Divi
sions were made by Air Force
B-26 bombers, Navy Corsair
fighters, and Air Force Mustangs
and Shooting Star jets.
Maj. Leonard Schroeder of Lin
thicum, Md., 25th Division air
operations liaison officer, said,
! “On a smaller scale, as with
smaller planes, the attack is
modelled after the big B-29 anti
i personnel raid” on the Western
front two weeks ago.
Flying Laboratory
Rises 85 Miles in
W bite, SandsT est
By lK« Associated Press
WHITE SANDS, N. Mex., Sept.
1. — A “flying laboratory” — the
biggest, heaviest rocket ever
launched from White Sands ordi
nance proving ground—zoomed 85
miles high yesterday at a speed of
3,600 miles an hour.
Its warhead was four times as
big as the one the Germans began
rocket work with. White Sands
officials called it a “flying labora
tory” because it carried so many
instruments. These were tossed
clear during the flight and came
back to earth for checking by
parachute. I
Col. G. G. Eddy, commander of
the proving ground, said the
rocket was the fourth big one
tested. All went 80 miles or high
er. Officers said the tests indicated
the rockets were stable.
The rocket fired yesterday car
ried instruments scientists had
been working on for two* years.
Army and General Electric engi
neers fired it. Warhead instru
ments were furnished by the Air
Force’s Cambridge research labo
ratory and Wright-Patterson
Field, Dayton, Ohio.
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REDS TAKE HAM AN IN MAJOR OFFENSIVE—North Koreans,
in the biggest offensive of the war, have captured Haitian on the
southern front in the drive on Pusan. Field dispatches said the
Reds have crossed the Naktong River at 17 points in the Amer
ican 2d Division sector. The Yanks retreated 8 miles from the
Naktong to the heights of Yongsan. Other fenemy crossings were
in the vicinity of Tuksong and Pugong. The Communists still
hold the Hyonpung bridgehead. On the northeaest front, South
Koreans retook Kigye and made a small gain north of Pohang.
It was quiet elsewhere. —AP Wirephoto Map.
----- ,
Smith Officially Certified
As Nominee in Virginia
By th* Associated Press
RICHMOND, Sept. 1.—Official
certification of Representative
Smith as the Democratic nom
inee for the House in the 8th
district came to the State Board
of Elections yesterday from Gard
ner L. Boothe, district Democratic
chairman.
Mr. Boothe wrote Levin Nock
Davis, secretary of the board, that
the official canvass showed these
results:
Mr. Smith, 11,310; Arthur F.
Souther, Arlington, 1,790, and H.
K. Kopp, jr., Alexandria, 669. Mr.
Kopp, a Naval Reserve officer,
withdrew a few days before elec
tion day, but his name remained
on the prepared ballots.
The returns showed Mr. Smith
easily carried each of the dis
trict's 15 counties and three cities.
Planetarium to Rise
What probably will be the first
planetarium in the British Empire
is to be built in Northern Ireland
by Dr. E. M. Lindsay, director of
Armagh University.
Detroit Station Names
Successor to Wismer
By th* Associated Preti
Detroit: sept. 1.—Election of
John F. Patt of Cleveland as pres
ident of radio stations WJR (De
troit), WGAR (Cleveland) and
KMPC (Los Angeles) was an
nounced here yesterday by G. A.
Richards, chairman of the board
of the radio chain.
The office of president has been
vacant for a year.
Mr. Richards also announced
appointment of Worth Kramer of
Detroit as vice president and gen
eral manager of WJR, succeeding
Harry Wismer, who resigned
Monday. Mr. Kramer had been
assistant general manager.
Mr. Wismer, ABC sports broad-'
caster, said he quit because of
long-standing differences of opin
ion with Mr. Richards over mat
ters of policy.
“There was no difference be
tween Wisntpr and myself except
as to the amount of time he was
devoting to WJR,” Mr. Richards
said. “His sports work precluded
his giving adequate time to the
station.”
Allies Call Red Pad
In Germany 'Forged'
■y tin Associated Press
BERLIN, Sept. 1.—High Allied
officials last night pinned a for
gery label on an alleged stolen
draft of a Soviet peace treaty for
Germany.
The terms were published yes
terday by the West German news
paper Die Welt, whose headquar
ters are at Hamburg in the British
zone.
But it was learned later the
document had been offered to Al
lied officials in Berlin several
weeks ago for a price. They
turned it down after scrutiny.
“Certain inconsistencies in de
tails convinced us it was not au
thentic,” one source explained.
British and American officials
agreed it was probable that Rus
sia in the near future would con
clude a peace treaty ostensibly
“for all Germany” with the Soviet
zone's Communist government.
But they said the peace terms
were as yet anybody’s guess.
Longwood School Closing
Laid to World Situation
Longwood School, a private,
boys’ preparatory school, at
Brookville, Md., near Olney, will
not open for the 1950-51 session.
In a letter to parents, the Board
of Directors said the unsettled
world situation was the cause of
the “temporary elosing.” The let
ter also noted that Robert Moore,
English Instructor, had recently
been drafted.
According to Headmaster E. R.
Baublitz, plans to continue opera
tion of the school under the lead
ership of Richard Kimmel, son of
the president and founder, George
Kimmel, also had to be aban
doned because of his membership
in the National Guard and his
pending call to active duty.
The school was founded three
years ago. About 80 were stu
dents there last year.
The Manifold Valley Fox De
struction Society sent $1 reward
to an engine driver who ran over
and filled a fox, in Derbyshire,
England.
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FURNISHINGS
(138) Shirt*, Gros-modern white broadcloth; were $3.95;
now _2.95
3 f.r 8.50
(42) Shirts, plain shades, all sizes: were $3.95 now ] .95
(18) Shirts, white mesh: were $3.60: now _2.39
(12) Shirts, white and solid colors, nylon and acetate:
were $6.95, flow_3.95
(203) Ties. One quality resilient construction: were $1.50
and $2.00, now__79e
3 for 2.25
(162) Ties, mostly silks, fine quality resilient construction:
were $2.50, now _1.39
3 for 4*00
(184) Hose, cotton and rayon, sizes 10V, to 12: were 75c:
now . 39c
3 for 1,10
(211) Boxer Shorts and swiss ribbed undershirts; were
$1.00 and $1.25, now_79e
3 tor 2.25
(12) Famous Rockinchair Union Baits; were $2.75;
now _ __ __ -- 95c
8 for 2.75
(39) Broadcloth and madras pajamas; wero $3.95:
now ---2.59
3 ,or 7.50
(180) Handkerchiefs, white, hand rolled edge; were 50c;
now ._ ----3 for 1.00
(16) Belts and Suspenders; were $1.50 and $2.00; now 79e
(8) Action Shorts, grey nil-wool flannel; were $7.95;
now _:_3.95
(91) Basque Shirts, sizes S. M, L: were $2.00 and $2.95:
now -#--— 1.39
3 for 4.00
(37) Snort Shirts, short sleeve, sizes 8, M and L; were
•$3,95. now _2.89
C12) Sport Shirts, long sleeve, sizes 8, M and L; were
$5.95, now..- -3.89
(12) Robes, broadcloth, wash; sizes 8, M and L; were
$5.95, now _.,_3.89
(39) Slacks, rayon tropical, solid color: were $9.95:
now -6.39
(31) Slacks, all wool worsted tropical; were $16.75:
now _9,39
(1) Razor, Shick; was $19.50; now__,_9.75
HATS
(12) Straw; were $5.00 and $7.95; now___2.39
(16) Felt; were $12.50; now_1 „_7.95
CLOTHING
(8) Tuxedo Coats, summer, grey cord; were $25.00,
now - 17.95
(1) Tuxedo Coat, summer, grey tropical, size 40 short:
was $34.75, now __ _ 17.37
(7) Topcoats, all wool gabardine, zipllned. trench, sizes
short, 37 through 42; long, 44; were $67.50, now_33.75
(14) Suits, summer, Celanese. plain shades and cords;
were 29.75, now___ 14.37
(4) Suits, summer; longs 1/37. 2/38. 1/39 _8.95
(9) Sport Coats; sizes reg. only; were $29.75; now 19,75
SHOES
(16) Street and Sport; were $12.95 to $16.95; now 9.95
7) Sport Shoes; were $9.95; now _ __6.95
(19) Rubber Sole, Ventilated Reeordla Sandals; were $5.95:
now _I.95
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$55.00 and $67.50
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All Wool Worsted
Tropical Suits
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100% all wool tropicals, fine hairlines,
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$8.95 100% Dupont
Nylon Shirts
5.95
Pine gauge, single needle, ocean pearl
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$35.00 and $40.00
Groskool Rayon
Tropical Suits
27.75
Wrinkle-resistant rayon suits in blue,
tan. trey and willow; plain shade and
lancy patterns.
(17) $49.75 and $59
All Wool Worsted
Fall Weight Suits
19.75
Pin and Chalk Stripes. No Charges.
C.O.D.’s. Alterations. Exchanges or
Deliveries on this item! Not all sixes.
$2.95 Nylon Shorts
and Undershirts
1.95
Boxer style shorts . . . fine tsuse,
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