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August 28, 1956

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Daily Sitka Sentinel Hone-Owned Newspaper VOLUME xvn agrees to meet Suez internationalization envoys Nasser sends terse letter to chairman Menzies LONDON UP) Egypt agreed today to meet witih a commit tee charged with presenting a proposal for international control of the Suez canal but made no commitment to accept the plan. President Nasser made known his willingness to see Dhe five-nation committee in a terse letter to its chairman, prime minister Robert G. Men zies of Australia. He mentioned neither time nor place for the meeting. iSaimy Aboul Tetoulh. Egyptian ambassador to London, called on Menzies to deliver Nasser's letter. The text, as made public in Cairo, read: "I wish to acknowledge receipt of your excellency's letter dated Aug. 24 I'n ' which you informed me of the re-1 quest of the committee U'nder I your excellency's chaurman- sh 'P to meet with me to place before me and to ex-1 plain to me the views of the ' governments mentioned i n 1 your message concerning the Suez Canal. I agree to the pro posed meeting as requested by the committee." The letter did not bear out an earlier report from E ban officiate that Nasser specified Cairo as the site fo the meeting. On the strength of this re port, a spokesman for the com mittee had indicated the mem bers were ready to fly to Cairo a'lmost imimedia'tely.. On getting Nasser's reply Menzies went to 10 Downing St.. residence of prime minister Eden where the cabinet was in session. The cabinet was informed of Nasser's reply and the meeting broke up soon after. 'Menzies' letter to Nasser as disclosed to the Egyptians, was also brief. It suggested the time and place of the meet ng be arranged after Nasser replied to the committee's request that such a meeting be held. The Menzies committee was named by 18 of the 22 nations! Mending the recent Suez con- 1 erence in London, tl was as-' ugned uhe tasik of presenting! ie majority proposals to Nas-1 er for an international board 1 o run the canal. The plan wo: Id make Egypt a member of! the board and link the a-»encv i to the United Nations and The ARROWHEAD PRESS Member of The Associated Prau Tuesday, August 28, 195G Plan research into herring resources SEATTLE '/Pi U. S. Fish and Wildlife approval of $163, 400 research program into nortJh Pacific herring resources was reported by Sen. Magnuson todlay. The Washington Democat said FWS director John L. Farley had advised him the program would be started with an initial S25.000 which is available. Magnuson said nore funds would become a- railable later from a fish bill ie sponsored successfully in he closing weeks of the re cent session of congress. lOcoCopy NUMBEB 182 [Russia losing millions of tons beria steppes · We're confused -- they are talking about tie chances of Red China being admitted to the United Nations and then the Reds slhoot down an Amer ioan patrol plane. Ubat is an ideal way to get U. S. support in this move to 1 let ihem take Nationalist China's place on the security council. -H- , · 'Search and rescue operations are underway for a 20 year old youth who went hunt! ing by himself near McKiriley. i 'Sitka Sportsmen's Assn. are: in the discussicn stage for a! search a-nd rescue group in' this vi'cintty -- but common sense tells you that the best ·way to keep from needing a search party is for you to go ·hunting with a partner -- and leave word that you will hunt in a certain district -- so if help is needed, it can reach you with the minimum arn'ount of lost time. · We miss the remarks made by that famous character from Hoon'alh. He surely would have something to say albout this weather. -M- · Week from today and it's back to the grind for the young ladies and gentlemen in Sittoa. It hasn't been much of a vacation these last few weeks. Egypt arrests two Britons as spies; new tension flares CAIRO I/P) Egypt's sudden arrest of two Britons as spies threw new fuel today on the smouldering dispute with, Great Britain -- already threfat ening to burst 'into filame over the Suez canal seizure. ·Security police changed that tihe Britons and an Egyiptian associate masterminded a spy network for British intelligence. The police said the ringlead ers have incriminated four oth er Egyptians and "ollhers may be implicated.'' A British embassy- spokesman denied the embassy received information or was in any way connected with an espionage ring. In London, a foreign office spokesman entered a sim'tor denial. He said the question of a British protest will be considered after all facts have been obtained. The arrests added to tension stirred up by president Nasser's seizure of the Suez Canal Co. They seemed certain to increase sentiment in Britain for a tough policy toward Egypt -- possibly including tone use of military force. Held at the heavily guarded interior ministry were James Swinburn. business magaer of the British-Arab news agency in Cairo: Charles Ptttuck, an official of the Marconi Rladlio- Tetegraipih Co. of Egypt: and El Sawed Amin MaJwrnud, the Egyiptian. Police seized the three at Sinburn's Cairo home yesterday. , 'olice probe death of Skagway woman Sunday JUNEAU i/P Territorial olice today were investi = _. nig the death of a 55 year old woman who fell to her death from a railroad bridge Sunday about 12 miles from Skagway. Dead is Theresa Dreibus. a section camp cook for the White Pass and Yukon railroad. Seriously hurt in the same incident was Richard' Vandel- our, a Canadian from Whitehorse. According to territorial police, the woman, accompanied by two men, was returning to the section camp from Skagway in a small, gasoline^powered motor car, which runs on the railroad tracks. Police said the woman objected to the speed at which the driver of the car was going. The woman and Vandel- our. police said, demanded to be let off and they continued down the track afoot. As the Dreibus woman and Vandeleur were crossing the bridge, police said, the motor car come hurtling back at them. The woman fell into the Glacier river below. Police said it had net been determined whether Vandel eur, taken to a hospital at Sk' agway* in serious condition was struck by the speeding motor car. The name of the driver was not learned immediately, police said. Rains, slow work harvesting may ruin grain crop NEW YORK (ff Prospect of harvesting a vast grain crop in Soviet Siberia are threaten ed by rains and inability a Soviet farm officials to spee operations. the New York Times said today in dispatch from Novosibirsk. Welles Hangen. the Times correspondent, said the situation threatens to turn into a nightmare the dream of Nikita S. Khrushchev, communist party bass, to make Siberia into a vast granary. (Three western reporters, in eluding Stanjley Johnson of The Associated Press, have been touring Siberia but have encountered various troubles, including censorship.) Hangen said what appears to be a record grain crop of Still no trace of seven missing airmen today ANCHORAGE (/P) Air force and Civil Air Patrol planes continued an intensified search of the frigid waters of Cook Inlet today for seven airmen who parachuted from a crippled KC97 strato'tamiker. Fifteen airplanes and a fleet of tugboats and small boats were scanning the strong tidal waters df Cook Inlet and, the shoreline. The seven airmen and Lt. Robert L. Moore of Altus. Oklahoma, the co-pilot, bailed out of the aerial fueJSng station yesterday. Moore was [continued on page four) j Dulles accuses Reds of inciting Arabs over Suez WASHINGTON ij] Secre-, tary of states Dulles said to-' day Russia has been waging a j propaganda campaign to make' it extremely difficult for Egy-' pti'an president Nasser to neg- j otiate a satisfactory settle-j ment of the Suez Canal crisis. Dulles told. a news conference that Nasser's agreement today to receive a committee' from the recent London co'n- ference to talk about the Suez problem constitutes a contribution toward a peaceful solution, j Eighteen of the 22 nations I which attended the London j meeting proposed thai an in-! ternational board run the 103- mile canal. Minority plan, submitted by India at the confer-' ence and suppotred by the Soviet Union. Ceylon and Indonesia, would leave the canal under Egyptian control anc provide an international boarc with advisory powers only. Dulles said that on the very moring he was trying to explain a U. S. proposal for pe- acefuQ settlement to Soviet foreign minister Dimitri Shep ilov in London, Soviet propaganda was carrying on a vicious campaign among the Arabs _ against a settlement between Nasesr and are west. The Soviets argued that the plan advocated by Dulles -- and finally accepted as the majority plan at the conference -- was simply a device for reimposing colonialism on Egypt. Dulles returned from the conference last Saturday and expected to report to "President Eisenhower here tomorrow. He previously talked by telephone with the president who has been vacationing in California. more than 124 million tons is standing or lying on the step pes of Siberia and 1 Kazakhstan on the central black earth belt along the Volga and in other parts of the Soviet Union. But Hangen added unless grain can be put under ccver quickly it may rot or freeze in the fields. The correspondent pictured harvesting and grain threshii^j machinery standing idle at machine tractor stations because of sodden grain in the fields. Pressure is on rhe peasants to speed up their harvesting operations before the advent of freezing weather which normally conies early next month. Pravda. the communist pv- y newspaper, has charged local officials and collective and tate farm leaders with mismanaging harvest labor, using Machinery at one-third or one lalf oif its efficiency and defying construction of storage acilities. j shooting a plane Thursday WASHINGTON ip) Communist China has informed the United States Red Chinese planes shot down an aircraft off the China coast last Thursday and that apparently there are no survivors. Secretary of state Dulles reported today the Peipang regime contends however, the plane downed was a Chinese · Nationalist plane. A L. S. raavy Mercator patrol plane, with a 16 man crew has been missing since Thurs- (continue-j so oaee four) Baseball scores Boston i.-Pt Ai Kaline *vve in three runs with his 24th homer and a triple as Detroit defeated Boston 6-3 today behind Frank Lary's five-hit pitching. Chicago ,.:? Carl FuriHo's base h-.t into short center wh:ch Solly Drake dropped after getting his glbv* on it was good for two 9th inning runs today and pushed the pen nant bidding Brooklyn Dodgers to a 6-4 decision" over the Chicago Cubs in a doublehead er opener. Marine forecasr from l- les day to Wednesday STORM WARNING A strong presure gradi cause winds of 20 to Winds south and decrease ph by late afternoon. Cloudy. Raia. Pog p