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Weather Forecast
Mostly sunny today. Cloudy, cooler, some
rain likely tonight and tomorrow. Low
tonight near 50. (Full report on Page A-2.)
Temperatures Today.
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Allies Struggle in Drenching Rain
To Save Remnants of 2 Regiments
In Red Trap in Northwest Korea
U. N. Units Reel
Under Enemy's
Counterattack
By the Associated Fress
SEOUL. Korea, Nov. 3.—Allied
forces struggled in a drenching
rainstorm tonight to rescue rem
nants of two trapped American
regiments on the sagging United
Nations line m Northwest Korea.
The downpour hurt the Allies
more than it did the resurgent
Anti-Guerrilla Measures Get Top Priority
in North Korea. Page B-12
Young Bride Learns Gl Listed as Wound
ed by Error Is Now Dead. Page B-12
South Koreans Execute 27 for Hiding
Reds. Page, A-6
U. N. Retains Initiative, Geh. MocArthur,
Aide Declares. Page A-4
North Korean Reds and their
Chinese Communist comrades. It
meant potent U. N. airpower would
be curtailed, if not stopped until
the weather clears.
A combined Chinese and Ko
rean Red counterattack had sent
the U. N. forces reeling back in
virtually every sector of the flam
ing Northwest front. The Reds,
at one point, were only 47 miles
north of their fallen capital of
Pyongyang.
Pulled Back 50 Miles.
One American withdrawal—on
the West Coast road—pulled a
tank-led spearhead 50 miles back
from its forward advance point 15
miles south of Red China’s Man
churian border.
After the downpour this evening.
Allied forces neither advanced nor
retreated.
There was movement on the
northwest front but Associated
Press Correspondent Jack Mac
Beth said United States 1st Corps
spokesmen described it merely as
“jockeying for position.”
One unit of the South Korean
1st Division was reported in con
tact with the enemy in the Unsan
area. Army spokesmen did not
elaborate.
The Reds had dealt the Allies,
serious blows throughout the area
Much equipment was captured by,
the Reds, including 13 American
tanks.
Marines on Offensive.
Only United States Marines lm
the northeast were on the of-1
fensi/e. And their thrust was
blunted by a fierce Red encircling
move.
United States 8th Army head
quarters called the situation "very
serious.” A United States 1st!
Corps spokesman said it was "not
so good as ft could be and not as
good as w-e would like it.”
However, Gen. MacArthur’s
spokesman in Tokyo described the
main battle, around Unsan, as a
large-scale enemy defensive ac-|
tion and not a counteroffensive.
Two United States Cavalry regi
ments are cut off there.
Sector Developments.
These were the developments in
the various sectors:
West Coast—The United States
24th Division was forced to with
draw as much as 50 road miles to
Shong-Ju to avoid entrapment.
British Commonwealth forces fell
back there, too. The surprisingly
strong Red counterattack in the
Unsan area endangered their East
ern (right) flank.
Unsan Area—Elements of two
United States 1st Cavalry Division
regiments still were cut off south
of Unsan, about 65 miles north of
the captured North Korean capital
of Pyongyang. The enemy knifed
to within 2 miles of Kunu, .south
of Unsan and 47 miles north of
(Continued on Page A-4, Col. 1.)

Iran and Soviet Union
Agree on Trade Pact
By the Associated Press
TEHERAN, Iran, Nov. 3.—Pre-j
mier Ali Razmara announced to
day that Iran and the Soviet
Union have reached final agree
ment on a $20 million barter trade
treaty.
Details will be kept secret until
a formal announcement Monday.
The trade pact was proposed by
Russia last August as another step
in the Soviet move to ease tefision
on her Iranian border, which had
heightened since the beginning of
the Korean war.
The agreement has been widely
hailed by the leftist press here as
a counter to the $25 million Amer
ican loan to Iran recently ap
proved by the Export-Import
Bank.
There were reports three weeks
ago that Russia had threatened to
break off the talks after Premier
Razmara refused to allow the
Russians to send in so-called trade
experts to deal freely with Iranian
merchants in the northern bor
der provinces.
Gen. Razmara reportedly stood
firm and Russian Ambassador Ivan
Sadchikov apparently dropped the
demand. Gen. Razmara said the
final details of the pact were ar
ranged last night with Mr. Sad
chikov. 1
I
U. N. Approves Acheson's Plan
For Veto-Free Peace System
Soviet Amendments Aimed to Emasculate
Resolution Lose by Big Majorities
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.—The
United Nations General Assembly
approved today Secretary of State'
Acheson's plan for- a veto-free
system of collective security on a
world basis.
Backers of the plan said i^ was
designed to discourage any new
Korean-type aggressions. It will
prevent a freezing of U. N. peace
preserving activities b'- a veto in
the Security Council.
The resolution calls l'or a peace
patrol to check on the world’s
troubled spots, the calling of
emergency Assembly sessions on
24 hours’ notice and the ear-!
marking and training of military
units by member nations for U. N.
use.
By overwhelming majorities the
Assembly voted down a series of
Soviet amendments which would
have emasculated the resolution.
Earlier Canadian Foreign Min
ister Lester B. Pearson criticized
Andrei Y. Vishlnsky’s debating
methods in the United Nations
and told the Soviet Foreign Min
ister, “This is the General As
sembly and not a purge.”
The Canadian referred to Mr.
Vishinsky’s attack yesterday on
American Delegate John Foster
Dulles during the Assembly's de
bate on the American-backed anti
aggression program.
Mr. Vishinsky called Mr. Dulles
a warmonger and a falsifier of
(See U. N., Page A-4.T
French Forces Flee
Their Last Important
Red River Outpost
Garrison Deserts Laokay,
Heads for Area Occupied
By Thai Tribesmen
ly th« Associated Press
SAIGON, Indo-China, Nov. 3.—
The French have retreated from1
Laokay, their last fortress on their
northwest frontier with Red
China, a spokesman announced
today.
The garrison of about 1.200
Senegalese and Algerians from!
-1
India Hints Tibetans Will Not Go to
Peiping Unless Invasion Stops. Page A-8
Africa and Indo-Chinese colonial
forces began pulling out Wednes
day and completed evacuation of
the important outpost on the Red
River, 150 airline miles north
west of Hanoi, yesterday.
The troops were said to be
making a fighting retreat toivard
the west into mountainous coun
try occupied by Thai tribesmen.
Ho Chi Mmh's Moscow-backed
Viet *Minh rebels were harassing
the rear guard, but the withdrawal
was reported to be progressing
successfully.
Mists Prevent Air Cover.
Mists of the rainy season, how
ever, blocked the French Air Force
! from furnishing the planned air
cover for the retreat. A steady
parade of warplanes roared off
from Hanoi Air Base Wednesday,
but fog grounded all planes by
j yesterday.
j-.aoKay nas Been isolated for
months except for an airlift, and
recently had been under a menac
ing encircling attack by Commu
nist-led guerrillas.
Abandonment of the outpost had
been predicted unofficially since
the French began pulling back
from their frontier line in Sep
tember. But French officials had
repeatedly denied any intention
of giving it up.
Today the withdrawal was de
scribed as part of the general
strategy of pulling in defense
lines to hold the populous Red
River delta and give French
forces greater mobility to meet of
i fensive threats.
All major posts on the Chinese
frontier except Moncay and Dinh
lap on the eastern end of the
line have now been surrendered.
Retreat Dangerous Operation.
Military observers regarded the
retreat of the Laokay garrison as
a delicate and dangerous opera
tion. But the garrison was be
lieved to have a better chance of
escape through the mist-shrouded
valleys and towering mountains
than did the Caobang garrison,
which was caught in a fatal en
circlement several weeks ago
^rhile on the march.
I The Thai people are considered
more loyal to the French union
; than most Viet Namese
The retreat was believed point
ed southwest to Laichu, 60 miles
from Laokay. Thence the column
could continue toward T C''s, an
other kingdom of the French
Union, or turn southeast toward
French lines north of Hanoi.
The surrender of Laokay
shrinks French frontier defenses
to a 100-mile line anchored on
! Moncay on the Gulf of Tonkin,
and leaves three of the four major
j communication routes from Red
China in the hands of Ho’s Viet
Minh rebels.
Late News
Bulletin
Chest Past Half-Way Mark
The Washington area Com
munity Chest drive passed the
half-way mark today with new
subscriptions of $275,000, bring
ing the grand total to $2,182,474
—51 per cent of the $4,260,000 I
goal I
New York Campaign
Is Biggest Puzzler
011950 Elections
Impellitteri Candidacy
And Hanley Letter Make
Results Hard to Figure
By Gould Lincoln
Star Staff Correspondent
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 —Prize Jig
saw puzzle of the 1950 political
campaign is New York.
Try t® fit together the follow
ing items and incidents, and
come up with the right answer:
1. Gov. Dewey’s campaign for
a third term to continue clean
government.
2. The now widely known Han
ley letter, written to Republican
Representative W. Kingsland
Macy, which the Democrats claim
shows Gov.'Dewey a participant
in a deal to “buy off” Lt. Gov. Joe
R. Hanley, at the time a leading
candidate for the Republican
gubernatorial nomination.
3. The Impellitteri independent
candidacy for mayor of New York
which may cost the Democratic
senator, Representative Walter A.
'Lynch and Senator Herbert Leh
i man, many votes in the city which
S is the chief Democratic strong
hold.
4. The charges levelled by Gov.
Dewey against his Democratic op
ponent, that Mr. Lynch had shared
with a law partner $134,000 in
dividends from an oil company
without paying “one dime in in
come taxes,” and that Mr. Lynch
sponsored in Congress legislation
which would save speculators in
stocks $575,000,000 in Federal
taxes.
6. Senator Lehman’s letter to
Alger Hiss, written when the lat
ter first came under serious inves
tigation, expressing sympathy and
friendship.
6. The investigation into graft
and racketeering in Brooklyn, in
volving the New York police,
which former Mayor and now Am
bassador William O’Dwyer called
a “witch hunt,” but has since
turned up a lot of pay dirt, with
Acting Mayor Vincent Impellit
teri urging it on.
Mayor’s Race Exciting.
Of all these, the Impellitteri
drive for the mayoralty is causing
the greatest excitement and the
most mystification in the big city.
It’s the talk of the town, with the
races for Governor and Senator
pushed into the background.
The Acting Mayor, who suc
(Continued on Page A-5, Col. 5.)
Belief Growing
That 2 Assassins
Were Inspired'
Probers Appear to
Be Breaking Down
Collazo's Story
Federal agents in Washington.
jNew York and San Juan today
appeared to be breaking down a
| Puerto Rican terrorist’s story that
he and a lone accomplice were
solely to blame for the bloody at
tempt to assassinate President
Truman here Wednesday.
Neither Secret Service agents
nor Metropolitan police homicide
President Shares Grief of Widow Whose
Husband Died Defending Him. Page A-3
Truman Sums Up Assassination Attempt
os All So Unnecessary. Page A-2
squad detectives are satisfied with
Oscar Collazo’s statements that
he and another Puerto Rican from
New York had no help when they
located the President in the Blair
House and sought to blast their
way inside with automatic pistols.
It is generally believed that Col-i
lazo and Griselio Torresola, whose
bullet-pierced body remained un
; claimed at the District Morgue
j today, were inspired by the violent
i tactics of Puerto Rican National
ists.
1 However, the wounded Collazo.
| being held at Gallinger Hospital,
for the murder of White House
Policeman Leslie Coffelt, continues
to deny that any fellow members
of the Nationalist Party furnished
them with information, plans or:
money. He bad $76 in his wallet
when shot near the Blair House:
steps.
Torresola's Widow Caught
FBI agents and New York police
were holding Torresola’s 22-year
old widow, who - disappeared |
from her hotel shortly after the
arrest on conspiracy charges oi
Collazo's wife, Rosa, 42, another
; Nationalist. In Puerto Rico up
i to 400 arrests of Nationalists and
Communists had been made
The Department of Justice, it
was learned today, has called up
on the FBI to sift all political
phases of the case in an effort
to determine if the abortive as
: sassination attempt is linked to a
Puerto Rican Nationalist move- j
ment in this country or Puerto1
! Rico.
| At the same time. United States,
Attorney George Morris Fay said
j he and his assistants would try to
j present their first-degree murder
!case against Collazo to the grand
jury next week. The District code
would hold Collazo guilty if con
! victed under the circumstances,
(See SHOOTING, Page A-3.)
$18,000 Taken From Safe
At Coca-Cola Plan! Here
The vault at the Coca Cola
plant, 400 Seventh street S.W.,
was looted of at least $18,000 last
night, Manager Frank A. Noel re
ported to police today.
Apparently opened by the com
bination, the big safe yielded that
amount in bills,-taken from money
bags, but an undetermined amount
of change, also in bags, was un
touched, police 6aid.
Police broadcasted a lookout for
a cashier who has been with the
film 15 years, but who failed to
report for work today.
Woman's Transplanted Kidney
Found to Be Functioning Partly
By th« Associated Press
CHICAGO, Nov. 3.—A dead
woman’s kidney transplanted
' June 17 into the body of a once
| doomed woman is functioning,
the surgeons who performed the
unprecedented operation reported
! today.
Their tests indicated, however,
that its activity is below par. And
they added that conclusions ‘‘are
necessarily withheld until there
is more evidence of the perma
| nency of the graft.”
The operation that may bring
medical science to a new frontier
—the successful transplant of
whole human organs—was de-'
scribed in the Journal of the
American Medical Association.
The “human guinea pig,” Mrs.
Howard Tucker, 44, reported to
day she feels "fine” and is able
to carry on her usual household
activities. Ten weeks after the
operation she was able to take
a 300-mile automobile trip to at
tend a convention. For a week
she participated freely in ban
quets, dancing and other conven
tion activities.
.The doctors said other inves-1
tigators in this work have re
ported there is no fundamental
reason why organ transplantation
should not ultimately become a
practicable undertaking.
“At this stage the matching of
donor and host is not completely
worked out,” they said, “but ef
forts to match more closely donor
and host by tissue-typing are
being made with excellent results
by workers at Presbyterian
Hospital in Chicago.”
In the kidney graft, the doctors
made an effort to match tissue.
The donor, a 49-year-old woman
of the same blood type and
physical build, had died 12 min
utes earlier from a liver disorder.
Mrs. Tucker was suffering from
a progressive polycystic kidney
conditions that had destroyed
function in her left kidney and
made her right kidney 90 per cent
useless. Mrs. Tucker’s own right
kidney kept her alive during the
surgery.
In subsequent tests a dye was
injected into Mrs. Tucker’s blood
stream. It showed the grafted
kidney has taken hold and is
working.
I
President Walks to Hospital
To Visit 2 Wounded Guards
♦ __
Will Attend Rites
At Arlington for
Slain Police Private
President Truman today visited
two White House guards wounded
in Wednesday's attempted assas
sination at Blair House and made
plans to attend the funeral of a
third guard slain in the gun fight.
Services for Pvt. Leslie Coffelt.l
40-year-old guard wno lost hte
life in the Pennsylvania avenue;
gun battle, will be held at the
Port Myer Chapel at 11 am. to
morrow. Burial will be in Arling
ton Cemetery.
President and Mrs. Truman will
attend the rites before the Presi-i
dent leaves for St. Louis where, i
with security tightened, he is to
make a political speech calling
_<See FAMILIES. Page A-3.)_
Capital Transit
Shifts Car Stop
Near Blair House
A busy street car transfer
point was shifted from the
immediate vicinity of the
Blair House today in an ob
vious effort to reduce rush- |
hour crowds near the Presi
dent’s temporary residence.
Westbound passengers,
probably beginning this after
noon, will transfer to busses
at Madison place, instead of
at the former stop on Penn
sylvania avenue just east of
Jackson place.
Stops for three connecting
bus lines will remain in Jack
son Place, north of the ave
nue, the Capital Transit Co.
announced.
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Widow of Assassin
Seized in New York;
Jury Probe Indicated
Mrs. Torresola Is Taken
Into Custody After FBI
Finds Relief Rolls Clue
By the Associated Press
NEW YORK. Nov. 3.—Mrs. Car
men Torresola, 21-year-old wife
of Griselio Torresola. the slain
assassin, was taken into custody
last night, it was learned today.
The young woman had been
the object of an intensive FBI
Arrest of 650 or More Expected in
Puerto Rico. Poge A-5
search since her husband was
felled by gunfire when he tried to
storm Blair House in an attempt
to kill President Truman Wednes
day.
It was reported Mrs. Torresola,
who was taken to the Federal
Women’s House of Detention, may
be charged with conspiracy to in
jure the President.
Authoritative sources said that
Mrs. Torresola was taken into cus
today at 9 p.m. last night at her
home. 202 West 103rd street. She
was listed at the house of deten
tion as Mrs. Carmen Otero, but
there was no immediate explana
tion for the discrepancy in namos.
Traced Through Relief Rolls.
The attractive young widow dis
appeared yesterday along with her
6-month-old daughter. She van
ished a few hours before FBI
agents, tracing her through city
relief rolls, went to the Torresola
home to question her.
What became of the woman's
infant daughter was not learned
immediately.
Brought to the United States
(Continued on Page A-3, Col. 1.)
U. S. to Continue Opposing
Seating Red China in U. N.
By the Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS, Nov. 3.—An
American delegate said today the
United States will continue to op
pose seating Communist China in
the United Nations.
Ernest A. Gross so informed a
U N. subcommittee. Other Amer
ican sources reported the United
States was deeply concerned over
reports of Chinese Communist
participation in the Korean fight
ing.
These sources said Washington
does not have enough information
on the reports to decide yet
whether to bring the matter up
in the Security Council.
Mr. Gross made his statement
to a subcommittee of the Special
Political Committee studying the
question of Chinese U. N. repre
sentation.
x
$10,000 Fire Damages
Cafe on Capitol Hill;
Suspect Is Arrested
Police Fire Eight Shots
Before Capturing
Youth With Money Bag
The arrest of a 22-year-old
dishwasher today after a hot
chase during which police fired
eight shots, led to the discovery
that a $10,000 fire had been set
deliberately in a Southeast res
taurant an hour earlier.
William Henry Harris, jr„ a col
ored dishwasher who had been
employed by Rector’s Restaurant
for the past three years, was under
arrest, was charged with house
breaking, arson, and assault with
a dangerous weapon on a police
man, according to Detective Sergt.
William W. Friel of the police safe
squad.
The dishwasher’s father, Wil
liam Henry Harris, also was under
arrest. He was charged with re
ceiving two bottles of whisky al
legedly stolen from the restaurant.
The elder Harris’ address was
given as the 500 block of D street
S.E., while that of his sbff was
listed as the 2100 block of New
port place N.W.
Mrs. Cookson, who has lived in
the apartment over the restaurant
; for 20 years, was awakened by
radiator noises.
The series of events kept police
and firemen hopping from 2 a.m.
to daybreak. When it was all over
and they had a chance to take
a breath, things stood like this:
Rector's Restaurant, 149 Inde
pendence avenue S.E., suffered
more than $10,000 damage and
“only a miracle” prevented the
place from blowing up. Firemen
said the arsonist had opened gas
jets in the kitchen before setting
the fire in the basement.
Four firemen were overcome by
gas and smoke fumes and two
were still in the hospital this
morning.
An elderly couple, Mr. and Mrs.
William Cookson, had a narrow
escape when they awoke in the
night and were forced to flee down
smoke-filled stairs from their
apartment over the restaurant.
Mrs. Cookson said the radiators
were red hot and she realized
something was wrong. She
opened the door leading into the
(See FIRE, Page A-5.)
Whirlwind Hits Singapore
SINGAPORE, Nov. 3 (IP).—A
whirlwind struck the northeastern
part of Singapore Island today,
injuring 72 persons and making
200 families homeless. A 10-year
old boy was lifted into the air
and dropped into a canal, where
a passerby rescued him.
Andrew Howard, Jr.,
Prosecutor's Aide,
Appointed Judge
Gets Municipal Court
Position Left Vacant
By Smith's Death
President Truman today named
Andrew J. Howard, jr., colored,
Assistant United States Attorney
to be an associate judge of Mu
nicipal Court.
He will succeed Judge Emory B.
Smith, who died at the outset of
his 10-year term. The appoint
ment will be subject to Senate
confirmation and the formal nom
ination will be sent to the Capitol
after Congress resumes.
The new judge has been serving
as a Municipal Court prosecutor
since 1942. He will be the second
colored judge on the present
bench, the other being Judge Ar
mond W. Scott.
Mr. Howard, 53, was bom at
Alcorn College, Miss., where his
father, the late Andrew J. How
ard, was president.
Came Here in 1916.
Mr. Howard first came to
Washington in 1916 to attend
Howard University. He was a stu
dent for two years, and then ill
health forced him to drop his
schooling. He went to Denver,
ANDREW J. HOWARD, Jr.
—Star Staff Photo.
where he ran a butcher shop for
eight years.
Therf he returned to Washing
Iton, took a job as a messenger
in the Justice Department and
continued his schooling at night.
He received his law degree from
Howard University in 1930. Judge
Howard continued at the Justice
Department until 1938, when he
set up a law office at 512 Fifth
street N.W.
He was appointed to the United
States attorney’s office here in
1942 and assigned to duty in
Municipal Court. He has been
at the Municipal Court ever since,
and until his appointment was
(See JUDGE, Page A-4.)
Indian Plane Carrying 48
Feared Crashed in Alps
By the Associated Press
GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 3.
—An Air India Constellation plane
carrying 40 Lascar seamen and
a crew of eight was long overdue
here today on a flight from Bom
bay to London, and may have
crashed in an Alpine snowstorm.
A spokesman for the line in
London said the four-engined
plane, chartered by a British
shipping firm, was bringing the
Lascar (East Indian) seamen to
Britain to join a cargo ship.
Airport officials estimated the
plane had only enough fuel to
keep it aloft until 2:30 p.m. GMT
(9:30 a.m. EST).
Authorities at Geneva Airport
said the plane left Cairo at 1
a.m. GMT on a non-stop flight
to Geneva, where it was due at
10:30 a.m. >
Board of Trad?
To Request D. C.
Reorganization
Bill Being Prepared
For Presentation to
Congress in January
The Washington Board of Trade
is working on a bill calling for a
reorganization and streamlining
of the present District Govern
ment to be introduced when the
82d Congress convenes in January,
it was learned today.
The bill, whose details are still
to be worked out, presumably will
call for a shakeup of Washing
ton’s complicated system of mu
nicipal bureaus, boards and agen
cies in an effort to increase effi
ciency, cut expenses and avoid
duplication of effort.
No Home Rule Issue.
The bill will not call for home
rule in the sense of an elected
city government. As described by
Trade Board President Thornton
W. Owen, it will aim at reform of
the present commissioner form of
government. However, Mr. Owen
has expressed the conviction of
the Board of Trade that "the time
has come to adopt a more posi
tive approach to the entire prob
lem of home rule.”
In the past, the Trade Board
has opposed various bills provid
ing for a popularly elected gov
ernment here, while supporting
the drive for national represen
tation of District citizens in Con
gress. The fight for a constitu
tional amendment to send a
District delegate to the House
will be pushed vigorously during
this session of Congress, Mr.
Owen said.
Tax Survey Launched.
Speaking yesterday to the
Washington Junior Chamber of
Commerce, Mr. Owen said his
organization has also launched
a thorough study of the District'*
Sales and Compensating Use Tax,
in search of possible inequities in
its operation since the tax be
came law last year. The study
is being made by the board’s
municipal research and tax de
partment, he said.
Following the elections next
Tuesday, plans will get under
way for the biennial dinner for
newly elected members of Con
gress to be held in the Hotel
Statler January *, Mr. Owen said.
He added that the program in
augurated in 1945, has proved
' valuable in bringing about a more
cordial relationship between con
gressmen and District citizens.
: U.S. Credit to Argentina
To Be Signed This Week
i By th« Associated Press
A formal agreement which will
put into operation a $125 million
credit to Argentina from the
United States Export-Import
Bank is due to be signed here this
week.
Two representatives of Argen
tine banks arrived today to com
plete the arrangements.
The credit is designed to per
mit Argentina to repay a backlog
of commercial debts owed to
American exporters.
Quake in East Indies
Felt Through Orient
By fh« Associated Press
Violent earth shocks felt over
a wide area of the Orient yester
day indicated an earthquake of
major proportions has struck an
I area of the East Indies, possibly
! somewhere in the vicinity of
Timor.
Shocks were reported from
points as far apart as Darwin,
Australia, and Hwa-Lien, Formosa,
! about 2,400 miles away.
The Riverview Observatory at
Sydney placed the center of the
! disturbances 2,300 miles north
east of Sydney in the Banda Sea
area. This would be in the
vicinity of Timor, in Indonesia.
The force of the shocks
damaged seismographs at Jakarta
(Indonesia) Central Meterological
j Observatory. The observatory
| said the readings were thus in
j adequate, but indications were
jthat the center of the quake was
in the neighborhood of New
Guinea.
About 600 miles separates New
Guinea and Timor in the Indies.
Between the two is Amboina,
scene of a violent earthquake and
tidal wave October 8.
The shocks in Darwin shook
buildings in the city and else
where in Northern Australia, but
no serious damage was reported.
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