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Star U. S. WEATHER BUREAU Tucson and vicinity: Variable cloudiness; high near 100. Temperatures Yesterday: HIGH ..99 LOW. 72 Year ago: HIGH. .93 LOW... 58 An Independent NEWSpaper Printing the News Impartially VOL. 112 NO. 256 Enttrtd ( seerl-eM seerl-eM seerl-eM wittier. Pott Offic. Tucian. Anxona. TUCSON, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 13, 1953 SECTION A SIXTY-TWO SIXTY-TWO SIXTY-TWO PAGES PRICE FIFTEEN CENTS i Probe Scores U. S. Housing Built in Bonn Development That Cost $17 Million Termed Much Too Swank WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. () Congressional investigators investigators today criticized as "too lavish and luxurious'' a 17-million-dollar 17-million-dollar 17-million-dollar 17-million-dollar 17-million-dollar U. S. housing housing in Bonn, Germany. The development was built by the state department in 1951 to house American government government officials and employes employes transferred to Bonn when the West German capital was moved there from Frankfurt. Representative Brownson (R-Indj, (R-Indj, (R-Indj, chairman of a house subcommittee subcommittee on government operations operations which issued the report, referred to the project as "lace-curtained "lace-curtained "lace-curtained quarters." Five officials' homes were put up at a cost of from $115,000 to $227,000 each, the report said. In addition 458 one- one- to four-bedroom four-bedroom four-bedroom apartments were built at a cost of $26,000 per unit, the report added. Three Ham Slicers Each four-bedroom four-bedroom four-bedroom apartment, the committee said, was provided with two flower boxes, a wall clock, a meat hammer, one 9-inch 9-inch 9-inch and two 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch ham slicers and a dozen classes each for watpr beer, champagne, cocktails, H-Jmen H-Jmen H-Jmen from the Maryland. The oth-queur, oth-queur, oth-queur, white wine, red wine and ; ers were removed by a breeches 6weet wine. I buoy line shot to the stranded Brownson's tiihrnmmltf rin. ducted hearings on the project earner tnis year. In Its report the erouo Con ceded the project was necessary to avoid further requisitioning of uerman nomes for Americans. But it said the construction should have been on a more modest modest scale. And the committee also questioned whether the office of the high commissioner of Germany Germany (HICOG) had the legal authority authority to undertake the project with German marks generated by American aid funds. The Germans were required to match every dollar of American ad with an equivalent amount of marks paid into a counterpart fund intended to be used for projects projects that would build up the German German economy. Money from this counterpart fund was used for the housing project. Authorization Ewejirt;, The committee .noted-that .noted-that .noted-that the' 17 million spent at Bonn alone was three times the amount authorized authorized by Congress under the foreign service buildings act for state department construction throughout the world in the same year. The committee had no criticism of an expenditure of $240,000 for the purchase and equipping of a residence for the high commissioner, commissioner, then John J. McCloy. It said "the official and social responsibilities responsibilities of the high commissioner's commissioner's office demand a high degree degree of latitude In this respect." But it said these considerations do not apply in the same degree to the top-ranking top-ranking top-ranking officials for which the five new homes were built. Ordeal in Czech Prison A V. Correspondent Oatis (EDITOR'S NOTE: Associated Press Correspondent William N Oatis, rested and restored to health after two years in a Communist prison cell In Czechoslovakia, has written the story of his ordeal, as promised when he returned to the United States last May. Here Is the first of a series of articles in which Oatis relates his experiences.) experiences.) By WILLIAM X. OATIS (Copyright 1953 by The Associated Associated Press) Back home in Marion, Ind., I used to like the Fourth of July. But in Prague, in 1951, I hated It. That was the day we got the bad news. There were four of us, all employes employes of The Associated Press in Czechoslovakia. I was the only American. The other three were Czechs translators and interpreters. interpreters. I was a foreign correspondent, correspondent, and the chief of bureau. On that sunny Wednesday morning, we 'were led into a bright, roomy, high-ceilinged high-ceilinged high-ceilinged hall of the courthouse at Pankrac prison in Prague. We were seated on a long wooden bench. It was like a church pew. And we would have made a proper quartet of churchgoers. We were dressed respectably in business suits, our faces were clean and we Mere quiet very quiet. But there the resemblance ended. Because we did not sit tlone. We sat, each of us, between between two tall, strapping keepers in the red-trimmed red-trimmed red-trimmed olive drab uniform uniform of the Czechoslovak police. And they packed pistols. We were their prisoners. We stood accused of espionage against what the Communists call the People's Democratic Republic of Czechoslovakia, on behalf of what they call the American imperialists. imperialists. And we had come to the third and last day of our trial before the senate of the State Court in Prague. Behind us sat two sparse rows of reporters, Czechoslovak and foreign, for Communist news- news- Nat League Pennant Clinched by Dodgers NEW YORK, Sept. 12. (JP) The Brooklyn Dodgers clinched their second straight National League Pennant and the 10th in the history of the club with a 5-2 5-2 5-2 victory over the Milwaukee Braves at Milwaukee. The triumph gave the Dodgers a season's record of 98 victories and 44 losses with 12 games tQ play. The second place Braves have won 85 and lost 57 with 12 to play. The clinching date was the earliest in modern Na-' Na-' Na-' tional League history. In 1904 the New York Giants won the uennant in fewer games, but the calendar date was later 'in September. The Dodgers will open world series play Sept. 30 in the park of the American League champion almost certain certain to be the New York Yankees. The Yankees defeated Detroit today 13-4 13-4 13-4 and increased their American league lead over Cleveland, which lost 4-3 4-3 4-3 at Washington, to 11 games. Any combination of four New York victories' and Cleveland defeats will clinch the . pennant for the Yankees. 32 Crewmen Rescued From Beached Vessel MARQUETTE, Mich., Sept. 12. (JP) Thirty-two Thirty-two Thirty-two crewmen crewmen were rescued from a storm-beached storm-beached storm-beached freighter today, but nine sailors still were adrift in angry Lake Superior tonight tonight on a tossing, helpless dredge. . The 32 rescued were from the 530-foot 530-foot 530-foot ore freighter Marvland. driven agrround 50 yards off shore some nine miles east of here. A coast guard helicopter from Traverse City, Mich., plucked 11 i snlP The dredge, the Howard M. Jr., was reported at dusk to be 11.2 miles west of Caribou island, which is northwest of Whitefish bay. The nine men still were aboard, but the all-steel, all-steel, all-steel, 100-by-40 100-by-40 100-by-40 100-by-40 100-by-40 foot dredge was reported in no immediate danger. It was wet, though, and the weather was near freezing. Ship Beached The Howard M. Jr. was torn from its tug, along with two barges as the sudden, unexpected storm hit early today. The same blow beached the Maryland. ' Winds of 50 miles an hour still were screeching past Whitefish point, on the U.S. shore at the mouth of Whitefish bay at dusk. The tug George Purvis of Gore Bay, Ont., rescued six men from the dredge before fierce waves forced it to break away, leaving nine stranded. The dredge is owned by the McNamara Construction Construction Company of Toronto, and was bound for Port Arthur, Ont. ,'It seemed to be a freak squall," said Capt. A.P. Goodrow, the Maryland's 6kipper. "We were in trouble about 2:30 or 3 o'clock in the morning. , The coast guard announced that the combination icebreaker-cutter icebreaker-cutter icebreaker-cutter Mackinaw was being ordered into Lake Superior from Sault . Ste, Marie. The cutter Woodrush was en route to the stricken dredge from Portage Canal, Mich. Neither rescue vessel, however, was expected expected to be able to reach the drifting men before 4 a.m. A. F. Wallen, agent at the docks of the Ishpeming Railway Com pany nere said the seas were the "heaviest I've ever seen." fC" 15 rwMMri-'M' rwMMri-'M' rwMMri-'M' V' A .j&fwjgx , - .. fj sjl ftlfgrl? -J -J I JB4 '"" William X. Oatis, second from left, stands between guards and Prague court, in sketch by AP Artist John A. Carl ton. papers . and Communist news agencies. And behind them, filling filling ground floor and gallery, w.ere citizens of Czechoslovakia. Eyes Front I had not got a good look at thai audience, because for a defendant defendant the courtroom rule is eyes front, toward the judges. But only seven months before, when a group of Roman Catholic clergymen was in the dock and I was in the press section, I had studied another audience that must have been much like it. And so I thought I knew what I should have seen if I could have turned around and stared: Pale faces, red faces, poker faces, dull faces. These were people the author ities had favored with passes to the courtroom. A few were friends or relatives of us defendants. Two were friends of mine though I did not know then that Traffic Snarl Goes From Bad to Worse As Cops Barrel in LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 12 (JP) Seeing it on a movie screen you'd have laughed and laughed. A city street sweeper was struck by an automobile on Clark memorial bridge, which spans the Ohio river, today. A police cruiser pulled up behind behind the accident scene and was rammed by another car. . Another cruiser arrived and stopped behind the row of vehicles. vehicles. It was followed by a third cruiser. The third cruiser. was rammed from behind by a -private -private automobile. automobile. Cruiser No.. 3 rammed into Cruiser No. 2. The story ends there, because the city decided to send no more of its cruisers onto the bridge. SANTA FE WRECK DERAILS 30 CARS PARKER, Ariz., Sept. 12. (-TV-Thirty (-TV-Thirty (-TV-Thirty (-TV-Thirty (-TV-Thirty cars of a Santa Fe freight train . were reported derailed & half mile west of the Arizona-California Arizona-California Arizona-California border here tonight, but no one was believed injured. The action occurred after the engine and tender had passed over a defective rail. Cecil Dick, special United States officer at the border inspection station here, said the cars left the mainline tracks at about 6:30 p.m. tonight. The engine also overturned. The derailment took place two miles east of Earp, Calif., In the sparse desert country near the to have concentrated troops re-Colorado re-Colorado re-Colorado river. ( cently. they were there, and it was almost almost tM-o tM-o tM-o years before I found out. They were observers for the U. S. Embassy in Prague Vice-Consul Vice-Consul Vice-Consul Richard G. Johnson and. Private Secretary Mary Horak. A Latter-Day Latter-Day Latter-Day Circus But most of those in the audience audience were holidayers from factories, factories, cooperative farms or government government offices. They were just there for the show. And the show was draMing to Its close. They were waiting, and we Mere Maiting. Soon we were to hear the judgment. The show was drawing to its close. On the day of my arrest, 72 days before, the secret police had told me: "If anyone opposes us, we ruin them." A Cross-Eyed Cross-Eyed Cross-Eyed Judge Finally, the five judges filed briskly "in, . trailing their ' black gowns. -We -We were prodded to our Tito Will Tell Trieste Aims To Yugoslavs Vast Throng of 150,000 In Packed. Seaport To Hear Talk SPLIT, Yugoslavia, Sept. 12. (TP) In Hollywood mood, this 20-century 20-century 20-century old Adriatic seaport awaited tonight tonight an answer to the question, question, of whether Tito will press for a showdown tomorrow tomorrow on the future of Trieste. Marshal Tito is scheduled to speak before a crowd of more than 150,000 and, perhaps, disclose Yugoslavia's next move j toward reaching an agreement in f the- the- 7-year-old 7-year-old 7-year-old 7-year-old 7-year-old feud with Italy ; 0V6r TriGSte . , . , A UeeK agO, in a Speech at SfftW'S, chief proposed internationaliza tion of the port of .Trieste itself, with the rest of the free .territory to be placed under this country's permanent control. Italy Rejects Offer Italy rejected the suggestion flatly, calling on Britain, France and the United States to stick to their 1948 joint declaration calling calling for eventual return of all Trieste to Italy. There was little indication that either Tito's proposal for Trieste's future or the Italian demand for acquisition of all the free territory territory will obtain any solid support trom the western powers. Diplomatic envo s of the three big western countries have been in constant contact with Tito's government and that of Italy's Premier Guiseppe Pella ever since Italy raised an alarm two weeks ago that Yugoslavia was planning to annex Zone B of Trieste. That nart nf tVio free tprritorv. largely hilly farmland, was placed under Yugoslav control under the terms of the Italian peace pact. The balance was assigned to Brit- Brit- ish-American ish-American ish-American jurisdiction pend ing a final settlement. Tito's Next Move Here in Split the chief speculation speculation centered on the question whether Tito would ask the United United Natlons-T-or Natlons-T-or Natlons-T-or Natlons-T-or Natlons-T-or perhaps the signatories signatories of the Italian peace treaty to intervene in an effort to end the qua,re4yf,f;' Previously Jie has demanded a solution through direct negotiation negotiation with Italy, a stand supported by the western powers to avoid the risk of burning their fingers in a dispute involving two friendly friendly countries. Meanwhile, the official Belgrade Belgrade radio reported that Italian aircraft, for the fourth time since the current controversy began two weeks ago, had violated Yugoslav airspace by flying over this country's territory near the border two days ago. . The latest report said an Italian plane flew over Gorizia at an altitude altitude of between 100 and 200 yards. This is along a frontier zone where the Italian govern ment is reported by Yugoslavia Tells His Story alongside other defendants in feet, while we heard the spectators spectators rising behind us, and M-e M-e M-e remained standing till the judges Mere seated. They sat side by side, facing us across the.long, brown M-ooden M-ooden M-ooden bar. On the Mall behind them, larger than life, reared the golden lion of Bohemia, a symbol from the days of feudalism strangely surviving in an age of Communism. Communism. Its tail Mas forked and barbed like Satan's. In the middle of the bar sat Presiding Judge Jaroslav Novak. He Mas stocky, yelloMish and bald, with bushy broM s. His stern stare was none the less disconcerting for its ambiguity. ambiguity. I could never tell whether Judge Novak M-as M-as M-as looking at me or not; he Mas crosseyed. The Black Cap . From somewhere, Judge Novak produced a round-topped round-topped round-topped black cap and, with both hands, placed "Reds To Be Holdin Of Khrushchev Becomes No. 2 Man in Russia LONDON, Sept. 12. (JP) Nikita S. Khrushchev, 59, a stocky one-time one-time one-time boss of the Ukraine, has been elected first r (U. l party, the Moscow radio announced tonight. jhho iv,o jihii vumi wi j 'makes him the second most im - t-f t-f t-f i T?,icci TTa nlc rrem- rrem- Geor M' NIKITA S. KHRUSHCHEV 1 Malenkov, the chief of the party's presidium. I Joseph Stalin used a similar 'post as secretary general of the central committee to make him- him- Rhee Urges S. Korea Army to Prepare for Drive if Parley Fails SEOUL, Sunday, Sept. 13 VP) President Syngman Rhee urged South Korean army troops Saturday Saturday to. prepare for a drive north if the forthcoming Korean political political conference fails. "As long as there remains even one Chinese troop in our territory there is no peace at all," Rhee told his troops during a tour of the front. "Should the forthcoming political political conference fail to expel all Chinese troops from North Korea," Korea," Rhee said, "we must march to the Yalu to fight, whether they are Chinese or Russians." "I urge you brave officers and men to prepare everything during during the armistice." Rhee, in his half-hour half-hour half-hour speech, also urged Japan to "repent her past wrongs and live in peace with Korea." It squarely on his head. The other judges followed suit. I knew the tradition, and I knew Mhat it meant: the court Mas about to pass sentence. "The defendants," said Chairman Chairman Novak, looking at us, or past us "will stand." Between the two guards, I M-as M-as M-as hustled to my feet. With a quick Jerk of his hand, the man on either side twisted my sleeve tight against my wrist tight enough to stop the flow of blood. Our custodians could not keep us from fainting. But if we did faint, they Mere there to see that none of us disturbed the decorum of the court by falling on his face. As Judge Novak began speaking, speaking, I gathered from the interpreter interpreter that we all Mere convicted. I had expected that. Now I braced myself to hear M'hat it Mould mean for me. I knew enough Czech to catch the judge's meaning meaning at once, ahead of the interpreter: interpreter: Ten Years "William Nathan Oatis . . . deset let. . . ." "Deset let" 10 years. "Ten years' deprivation of freedom," freedom," the interpreter finished. Ten years in prison. Ten years, I looked across that aM-ful aM-ful aM-ful gulf, and I could not measure it. It Mas as if I had just read that light from some star system deep in space takes a billion years to reach the earth. The figure Mas beyond my comprehension. comprehension. All this took only a moment And then I heard the other sentences: sentences: Thomas Svoboda 20 years. Paul Woydinek 18 years. Peter Muntz 16 years. 10 Minutes to Decide We Mere all to forfeit our property property to the -state. -state. And I. as a foreigner, was to be expelled from the country after completing my s to persuade them to return, prison term. j The Reds say they hold 300 Finallv, we M ere told that M e . South Koreans arid 20 non-Kore-might non-Kore-might non-Kore-might non-Kore-might non-Kore-might either accept sentence or i ans M ho refuse repatriation. They , I are expected to be turned over to (Continued on Page 10-A, 10-A, 10-A, CoL 1) t Indian custody about Sept. 17. . Are Genu ; i o : i : a I v ci veto jjai lj iiiatiiuici j cwiia t -lf -lf Hii-tafrtr Hii-tafrtr Hii-tafrtr tVo Crn-iflt Crn-iflt Crn-iflt TTnin Without the title, Khrushchev anudiijr lias utrducu a iive-uidu iive-uidu iive-uidu secretariat of the central commit- commit- tee since last March. At that time Malenkov, Mho had taken over as successor to Stalin, resigned the central committee secretaryship secretaryship to concentrate full attention on the premiership. Molotov No. S Lavrenti P. Beria Mas regarded as the No. 2 man under Malenkov until he Mas arrested last June, accused of being a traitor, and dismissed as internal affairs minister. minister. Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov Molotov is the third man in the Soviet hierarchy. The announcement from Moscow Moscow Mas brief: "A plenary session of the central central committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union heard and discussed a report by Comrade Comrade N. S. Khrushchev on measures measures for the further development of agriculture of the U.S.S.R. and adopted decisions accordingly. The plenary session elected Comrade Comrade N. S. Khrushchev as first secretary of the central committee committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union." The title of first secretary is a new one. Once Stalin's Post Stalin held the title of secretary general of the central committee and actual ruling , power for many years before he made himself himself premier. A stocky round-faced, round-faced, round-faced, blunt-spoken blunt-spoken blunt-spoken Ukrainian, Khrushchev was first named on , of rtfta secretaries secretaries of the central committee of the Communist party of the Soviet Union in December, 1949. He then left Kiev, moved to Moscow and gave up his Jobs in the Ukrainian party. He took over the leadership of the important Moscow party organization, keeping keeping at the same time his job as a secretary of the central committee. Another of the secretaries of the central committee at that time and the most important after Stalin Mas Malenkov. It Mas believed that in practice it M-as M-as M-as Malenkov Mho was running the party machinery in the latter years of Stalin's life. The question now Is Mhether Khrushchev takes his orders in this post from Malenkov or makes independent decisions on his own. Potent Position If he has the poM-er poM-er poM-er to make his oMn decisions, he can make appointments of his OM-n OM-n OM-n men throughout the party apparatus as Stalin did when driving for supreme authority. Khrushchev has been considered considered fairly friendly with the west. He M'ears rough clothing and his manners are unpolished, but there is an air of quiet strength about him. He M-as M-as M-as bom In April, 1894, the son of a coal miner in Kursk, near the Ukrainian border.' As a boy, he herderd sheep and M'orked in mills and mines. He had no formal formal education. He joined the Bolshevik party (Continued on Page 11-A, 11-A, 11-A, Col. 1) 9 North Koreans Change Mind, Go Back to Commies PANMUNJOM, Sunday, Sept. 13. VP) Nine Reds Mho changed their minds twice head north today beyond the Bamboo Curtain. Curtain. The nine. North Koreans going back to communism are. the first dispositions among more than 23,000 Reds who renounced Red rule after being captured during the Korean war. The nine changed their minds again after being brought to UN stockades In the demilitarized zone. The neutral nations repatriation repatriation commission promptly heard their verbal applications and decided decided unanimously to hand over the nine to the Communists. A shipment of about 1,000 anti-Red anti-Red anti-Red Chinese captives is to be handed over to Indian custody todav at the collection camp near Panmunjom. In all, nearly 1.000 North Koreans Koreans and 2,000 Chinese who refuse refuse to go home already have been put under guard of Indian soldiers. They are the vanguard of 14.700 Chinese and 8,000 North Koreans being moved from Allied island camps off the tip of South Korea to the demilitarized zone ! so that the Communists may try Believed Van 7A?ojgi5 Yankees ' ' s 1 'A I to J- J- J tev 7 ims mm? r.v.-i,'. r.v.-i,'. r.v.-i,'. .aw 'v v.. . v .MMiaaiaW.iWW'ltiiilfi-H .MMiaaiaW.iWW'ltiiilfi-H .MMiaaiaW.iWW'ltiiilfi-H ii Tifcf-foiitninm Tifcf-foiitninm Tifcf-foiitninm JAMES VAX FLEET JR. Red Germany Tightens Grip Along Border People's Police Corps Shaken up; Tougher Guards Take Over By TOM REEDY BERLIN, Sept. 12. (JP) The East German Communists have shaken up the people's police, underground underground sources said today. A tough new detachment apparently has been assigned to guard the border surrounding West Berlin. For a month, there, have been shootings almost nightly. Uniformed newcomers are seen on patrol. Western agencies heard that police from Saxony Mere shipped to East Berlin and police of that city Mere sent to Thur- Thur- mgia. Refugees are finding It more , difficult than ever to elude the rrxnt rrl c Ac rocult Anlir oWrnif ' 7f : i 4.000 have come over to West Ber-. Ber-. Ber-. V-"' V-"' V-"' ld" a , e J" , . 1 lin this month. The dailv average j Korean war also was on todays is slight! v above 400, Mhere once L'st p n"ZZ"l v-ErE??!; v-ErE??!; v-ErE??!; .. . j , . , ,.,. at P anmunjom said vesterdva that it had run as high as 3.000. !Fischer ls JamonJ, an un?peCified Goal of Blockade 'number of American airmen stiil The blockade tactics appear to held bv the Communists on the M-estern M-estern M-estern authorities aimed mostly grounds they Mere captured in at those hardy East Germans Manchuria. The correspondent who want to pick up American suggested diplomatic negotiations food parcels. They are eager might have to be tried in order enough for the lard, flour and to get Fischer freed, milk to risk their lives and the: ike's Help Sought distribution is averaging 60,000 to j Fischer's parents said today 70,000 packages a day. they are asking President Eisen- Eisen- German Mitnesses reported only hoMer to "please help us out and this morning an outbreak of intercede Mith the Chinese to re-shooting re-shooting re-shooting just beyond Potsdamer turn him." Platz, Mhere the Russian, Amer-j Amer-j Amer-j Another noted airman on the ican and British sectors meet. The ' list M as Lt. Col. Edwin L. Heller, gunfire ripped through the a Sabre pilot shot down over bombed out Wertheim, once Ber- Ber- North Korea last January. Like lin's greatest department store. ! Fischer, the Communist Peiping The Germank who reported the radio boasted of his capture and incident to the west police said they saw some persons fleeing into the ruins, perhaps on their last dash tOMard the Mest. A few minutes later the Communist police police opened fire. They emerged from the ruins carrying a body. Shoot, Miss A mile away, near the Brandenburg Brandenburg gate frontier, the Red police shot at several Germans headed west, but missed. Underground'1' sources said the people's police cleaned out 10.000 ot its men recent', firing those suspected of sympathizing with both the June 17. riots inside the east zone and with the East Germans Germans who cross to the Mest for the American food packages. Since Sept. 1, a total of 167 east police have fled to West Berlin, most of them saying they could not conscientiously hinder efforts of Germans to obtain food under the relief program tOMard Mhich the United States has contributed 15 million dollars. . News Index Ancient rites to elevate Green to Bishopric Thursday. 6A. Solon thinks Flemming in line for labor post, 12B. Trailside Topics, 5A. U.S. Meighs big supply of seniors in ROTC, 14A. Murders, accidents mount as airman drives to base, 2A. Tucson This Week, 5A. LeMis Stone, pioneer film star, dies, 6B. Radio and TV column Is In Roundup. Building . . 1-3D 1-3D 1-3D Obituaries Churches . . 4B Pub. Rec. Editorial . . 4D Sports . . A r R 1-3B 1-3B 1-3B . 4A Ent'rm't 12-13A 12-13A 12-13A Weather Financial . . 6B Women . 1-SC 1-SC 1-SC Son et e Still May Be War Captives List Is Recheckcd to See if Any Possible Names Are Missing WASHINGTON. Sent. 12. ' ; (P) The air force said today lor the first time that Capt. James A. Van Fleet Jr., son of the former Eighth army commander in Korea, may be a Communist captive. Young Van Fleet's name was included in a list of 307 air force personnel who are knoM-n knoM-n knoM-n at one time to have been held by the Reds in Korea and for whom an accounting has been demanded of Communist officials. Missing Since 1932 Capt. Van Fleet has been miss- miss- ing since April 5, 1952 Mhen he faileH tn return . - w ,iu i ii Vila Cl LliULSC: flight. Today's list brought to 915 the total of servicemen's names announced announced this Meek as having been identified at one time in Red hands. Pentagon officials said this completes a list, Mhich originally totaled 944 names, Mhich Mas handed to the Chinese Communists Communists earlier this Meek Mith an urgent demand to account for each man. (See Page 9-A 9-A 9-A for latest list of names.) The officials said the whole list of missing Americans is being studied again to determine If any more names should be placed in the category of men once believed captured and now unaccounted for. The fact that the final list Mas 27 names fewer than originally indicated in Tokyo they attributed to last minute changes caused by,' fresh Information, possibly including including some verified deaths, added to the usual errors involved in a complex accounting of this type. Not Definitive In Issuing the list. Pentagon officials officials said they have no May of knowing Mhether the men named are alive or dead. They said the list Mas presented to the Communists Communists because American authorities authorities believe the Reds know Mhere ! they are or M hat happened to them. Capt. Harold Fischer of Swea faid he, had crashed on Manchur ian soil. The WynneM-ood, WynneM-ood, WynneM-ood, Pa., flier had a record of 3? MIGs destroyed In the Korean Mar and 19'zi German planes shot down in World War IL Peiping said Heller's Sabre crashed near Pehcheng after "intruding" "intruding" over Manchuria Mith three other fighters. Capt. Van Fleet's M ife Mas notified notified at Long Island, X. Y., yesterday yesterday that he still remains unaccounted. unaccounted. Gen. Van Fleet Mas commands of the Eighth army Mhen his son Mas reported missing in action and received the news at his field headquarters. The general, now retired, is reported reported on hig May back to the United States at the end of a world trip Mhich took him to Korea Korea to study Korean rehabilitation needs for a private relief organization. organization. MONTY CONCEDES REDS ARE TOUGH, CREDITS WINTERS ALDERSHOT. England." Sept. 12. VP) Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery said tonight Russian soldiers are tough and gave part credit to Russian Minters. "In the Soviet Union life is grim and hard, Mith great extremes extremes of climate. One has to be tough to survive such extremes and the Russian national service boy Is a tough young chap." he safd. "West European national servicemen are not naturally tnu?h Thev have vnt to he madi . ; J " tough. j Montgomery, a - deputy NATO commander, addressed a reunion of the army physical training I corpa. t

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