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THE AGE, MONDAY, JANUARY1 19, 19S9 SOVIET LEADER HEARS U.S. ON BERLIN Mr. Mikoyan Told of Stand by West From Australian Associated Press WASHINGTON, January 18. The Soviet Deputy Premier (Mr. Mikoyan) has been told that the United States and her Allies were determined to maintain their rights and positon as occupyng and protective powers in Berlin. An authoritative Washington source said President Eisenhower emphasised this policy during his conference yesterday villi Air. Mikoyan ut the White House. It was also made known that the U.S. Secretary of State (Mr. Dulles) had emphasised during meetings with Mr. Mikoyan on Friday that the United States had the solid support of her allies in the determination to stay In Berlin. The same sources said Mr. Dulles had told Mr. Mikoyan that the United States would not accept substitution of the East German regime In East Berlin for the Soviet Government so far as relations between the Soviet and the West were concerned. They said Mr. Mikoyan had told the United States leaders that the Soviet Union definitely intended to hand over Soviet powers in East Berlin to the East Ger. man regime if the United States, Britain and France had not ended four-Power occupation of Berlin by the end of May. Counter-Proposals Mr. Mikoyan was reported have said many times that Moscow did not regard the Bxing of the May deadline is an ultimatum. The Soviet Deputy Premier at the same time was said to have urged the West to make counterproposals. The sun was shining and the thermometer was well Delow freezing as Mr. Mlko-yan's long, black Cadillac swept Into the White House drive yesterday for his meeting with President Eisenhower. It was preceded by a secret service car and seven motorcycle outriders. Accompanied by the Soviet Ambassador (Mr. Menshl-kov), Mr. Mikoyan stepped from his car to be greeted by Brigadier - General Andrew Goodpaster, White House staff secretary. Smiling Mr. Mikoyan walked rapidly through lines of waiting reporters towards the President's ofllce, doffing his hat and smiling faintly but saying nothing. Waiting with Mr. Eisenhower in the President's oval-shaped office overlooking the snow-flecked White House lawn were Mr. Dulles, Mr. Livingston Merchant, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, and Mr. Llewellyn Thompson, United States Ambassador to Moscow. Photographers, who were admitted to the President's office immediately after Mr. Mlkoyan's arrival, found both Mr. Eisenhower and the Soviet leader smiling and conversing animatedly through an interpreter. The meeting broke up after and hour and three-quarters. After the meeting Mr Mikoyan, wearing his overcoat and plaid scarf, told waiting reporters: "If you have prepared a Atomic Device to Replace Batteries WASHINGTON, January 18. 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"I can say, however, that we held an exchange of views on many matters of mutual Interest. "We did not conduct negotiations, but, rather, tried to find out what the positions of our countries were on various international matters. "As I said, those were not negotiations but a useful exchange of views. Greetings "At the end we all came to the conclusion, the President, the Secretary of State and ourselves,' that the exchange of views was useful. "I conveyed to the President greetings on behalf of Nlkita Khrushhcev (the Soviet Prime Minister), best wishes for the President's good health and success on the road to better relations between our two countries. "The President thanked me most cordially and asked me to convey similar warm greetings on his part to our Prime Minister, which I shall certainly do." NATO Meeting Mr. Mikoyan declined to answer questions and broke up his meeting with the reporters by saying in English: "Thank you. Goodbye." Mr. James Hagerty, the White House spokesman, announced later that the subjects discussed during the meeting were Berlin, Germany, disarmament. Increased trade and freer exchange of persons between the two countries. Shortly after the meeting, ambassadors of all 14 other Atlantic Pact nations were Invited to the State Department for a briefing on the Mikoyan talks, Mr. Mikoyan will resume his meetings with U.S. officials on Monday with a call on Mr. Douglas Dillon, the Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. He will probably see Mr. Lewis Strauss, the Secretary of Commerce, the same day. Mikoyan, Eisenhower Meet r If Tear Gas Ends Meat Plant Strike BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 18. More than 1000 soldiers and police battered their way into a meat-packing house with four Sherman tanks yesterday and threw out 600 sit-down strikers in a four-hour clash. Officials reported 30 workers injured in the furious melee, in which police fired tear-gas shells and animals ran loose through the sprawling grounds of the Government-owned Llsandro de la Torre packing house, chief supplier of inexpensive meat. Police were armed wifh submachine guns, but said they did not Are them. Most of the injuries were caused by the tear-gas bombs and by police clubs. Most of the strikers quickly evacuated the plant when the tanks tore through the iron gates of the main entrance, but some took refuge on the fourth floor and it took police three more hours to dislodge them. The workers, who had threatened to reduce the plant to asheS in a dispute over Government plans to sell the enterprise to private industry, were met with a barrage of tear gas from a launcher on a small tank, as well as with standard tear-gas shells. A.A.P. SOVIET DEPUTY PREMIER ANASTAS MIKOYAN, right, sits with President Eisenhower at the White House desk after they met for the first time on Saturday. Ambassador Mikhail Menshikov is standing. WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF Queen Juliana Escapes Injury in Car Smash JJTRECHT (Holland), January 18. Queen Juliana escaped injury yesterday in a collision which seriously damaged her car. C QUEEN JULIANA. Secret Service to Check Story of lm Gold Find CORSICANA (Texas), January 18. Service station attendant, Mr. D. E. Jones, agreed yesterday to take secret service agents to the spot where he claims to have hidden a 2,408,000 dol. (about 1,075,000) treasure in gold bars. Mr. Jones claims he found the gold 86 bars weighing Brilliant Scientist Died Penniless LONDON, January 18. Study papers found under the floorboards of an attic have established that a man who died penniless from near-starvation 34 years ago was one of the world's most brilliant scientists. INVESTORS Large and Small READ THIS! 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MU 5244. leose send booklet "How fo Multiply Your Money". , NAME ........... - ADDRESS .m..,-m i A191 - Dnable to get his work gublished, the man, Oliver eavislde, became a bitter and eccentric recluse. . For the last two years of his life he was 75 when he died he lived on condensed milk and biscuits in his attic m Paignton, Devon. A friendly policeman used to do his shopping, blowing a whistle through his letter box to call him, the 'Sunday Express" said. Children leered at the bearded, shambling old man the man whose brain made possible longdistance telephoning and helped towards the goal of atomic power. He established that I layer of electrically-charged aimosDnere. Hundreds 01 miles up, was reflecting radio waves and making long-distance radio com. munlcations possible. It became known as the Kcaviside layer. Tim numerous Daoers Wero taken from the attic last year by a schoolmaster and were given to 89-year-old Mr. Henry Josephs, an ex pert at the post office research station In London, who was chosen by tne institute of Electrical En gineers to "translate" the scribbled notes and for mulae. After a year's work. Mr. Josephs had published- his findings. Examination of the papers had shown that Heaviside was 60 years ahead of Einstein in attempting to explain certain aspects of gravity, said the "Sunday Express. Said Mr. Josephs: "It Is tragic that Heaviside should have died the wav he did. He was one of the most neglected genlusea in about B0 lb. eaoh while picking berries In east Texas on May 17 last year. tie said ne put tne gout where even the Russians couldn't And It." ' Mr. Forrest Sorrels, In charge of the secret service ofllce in Dallas, Texas, sent an agent to question Mr. Jones about the gold. "He claims he has got it," vlr. Sorrels said. "He says he will turn it in and we are ;oing to give him an oppor-unity to show us where It Is. But until we have ac tually seen the gold, we don't want to make any comments about it. And we haven t seen any gold yet. Theories C. W. Loyd. 76. a retired master sergeant living in Hot Springs, Arkansas, said the gold might have been a shipment intended for General Robert Lee and his Confederate army in 1863. Mr. liOyo saia eignt confederate soldiers and an of- flpr left Virginia Citv. Nevada, with the gold for Lee's headquarters, but never got there. Mr. Sorrels said the story was interesting, but he rather fancied the reported area of Mr. Jones's find was Spanish treasure territory. It was near the old Spanish trail. Oscar Phillips, a feed store owner of Alto, Texas,, two miles from where Mr. Jones says he found the gold, re ported that Mr. Jones told him about It last May. "Jones said the gold was found in a little draw, between four post oak stumps, where the dirt had been washed away by rains during the night," he said. "Jones told me that when he realised it was gold, he got scared and covered It up. When it got dark, he went back to the place and uncovered the Erold again. : "He said it took him all night for two straight nights to haul the gold to a house where he and his family were living at the time. He carried three bars on trip." A.A.P. A van skidded on an icy road and collided with tne Royal car. carrying the Queen to Utrecht station to meet her daughter, Princess Irene, t, who had been skl-ing at Val d'Isere, In France. Queen Juliana continued her journey in another car. Black. Dau LONDON. The Clan Line steamers were fined 25 sterling in a prosecutiontrie first of its kind under the Clean Air Act yesterday, because - their ship, the Clan Mackinley, emitted an excessive amount of black smoke as she lay at Tilbury Docks. Lost Son KNOxVILLE Tennessee). A lather with worry in his voice called the "Knoxville Journal" last night and asked if tt could "run a piece in the paper about my boy." "He ran away from home on Thursday and we haven't heard Irom him since," he explained. Asked his son s age, the lather replied, "He's 37." Home-made J O H ANNESBURG-Using only a hacksaw and an electric drill, Derek Wlndell, r Johannesburg lying enthusiast, has built a single-seat helicopter ol aluminium and plywood, weighing 100 lb: and costing 25 sterling. It will be tested today. All Ears ROME. Mario Monti 59, a tree man alter spending 35 years behind bars, said on his release, "I should like to see a sound film." Talkies were invented several years alter he was convicted ot murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Rail Crash HOUSTON (Texas). A passenger train collided with a truck loaded witn steej rods at a oralrie crossing on Saturday, killing the truck anver ana m urine a train passengers. Sheets of flame enveloned the twisted wreck' ace of the truck and licked at train carriages as the train screeched to a halt. eight of Its carriages off the Diamond Smugglers in for a Shock LONDON, January 18. A private detective has evidence about men behind a multi-million pound racket in West African diamonds, "Reynolds News" reported today. The newspaper said that a private detective, Mr. Sydney Baker, was back in Britain after three months' undercover work as a mine foreman with a report commissioned for London and Amsterdam diamond merchants which would help police to end diamond smuggling in Ave count-tries. The Sierra Leone Government said ot this illicit trading last week, "It threatents the whole country's future." , "Reynolds News" added: "Sydney Baker was briefed for the lob after merchants In Antwerp, Amsterdam, London and New York re- fiorted a sudden flood of lllclt gems," the newspaper said. . . . , "He surmised his client by asking first to be trained. Fast Life ... ' , LYTHAM (Lancashire).' A 14-year-old boy, who at a - Juvenile court on Saturday admitted taking his father's car on Christmas eve and driving it on a ' new - motorway was alleged to have told the police that he reached 84 m.p.h. He was fined 3 sterling and disqualified from driving until he is 18. ' . 51 Feared Killed in Argentine Air Crash; One Survivor Australian Associated Press MAR DEL PLATA (Argentina), January 18. Fifty-one persons were feared killed when a twin-engined Argentine airliner, caught in a heavy rainstorm, plunged into the Atlantic off Mar Del Plata, a summer resort, on Friday night. Four hours after the crash a man, apparently the sole survivor, was found on the beach. His clothes had been burned or ripped off. Fourteen bodies had been recovered by late yesterday afternoon. The search for other victims was continued along the coast and over the sea. Among those on the spntrer list was Senor ardo Braun Menendez, one of Argentina's most famous scientists. There was no im mediate confirmation mat he aotually was aboard. The plane, a Curtiss Commando 46 Owned by Aus tral, M tiuvttw: ried 47 passengers, including an uiianc, ana live crew members. . t . 3 pas-Edu- ,. World Ready " to Honor 'Robbie' Burns ALLOW AY (Scotland), Jan. 16. Devotees throughout the world of ' poet Robert Burns, are getting ready to celebrate the ZOOth anniversary of his birth in this tiny Ayrshire hamlet. As the bard himself sang, it was "a blast o'Januar wind" that on January 25, 1759, ushered the short-lived Rabble into the world to enrich his native country with a poetic genius such, as It had never known. In the two centuries that have passed, . his poetry and his memory have been the inspiration of mn'e Scottish sentiment than all other topics in the world put together. A.A.P.-Reuters. Freedom-bound BONN. AT least 2,900,000 people have fled from Communist East Germany during the past eight years, the West German Government estimated yesterday. The plane was on a flight from Buenos Aires to Bahla Blanca. 350 miles southwest of the Argentine capital, with a stop scheduled at Mar Del Plata. It reached Mar De Plata, 230 miles south-tuth-east of Buenos Aairesr at the height of the storm and the control tower ordered the pilot to remain aloit. The plane beaded away from the airport but appeared to lose speed. Suddenly It nose-dived into that Atlantic about 150 ' yards from the beach at a spot wnere it is m,ua 75 feet deep. Rescue Boats Rescue boats and frogmen were hampered, by tne choppy waters in their dash tor tne wrecK. uars on uic beach turned their headlights on the waters and police floodlights illuminated the scene, but only a few- pieces of wreckage ana luggage were spotted on the water. Mar Del Plata, the most popular seaside resort in Argentina, now Is jammed with summer vacationers. It was the second major air disaster in South America In less man a week. . Settlement by Britain, Egypt CAIRO, January 18. British and Egyptian representatives initialled the Anglo-Egyptian financial agreement early today. ' The leader of the British delegation, Sir Denis Rlckett, signed for Britain and the Minister of Economy, Mr. Abdel Moneim Kalssuny, signed for Egypt. , Mr. Kaissuny later said that Egypt had agreed to pay 27.500,000 sterling for sequestered British property. He said that 3,500.000 sterling would be paid Immediately and the remaining 24 million would be paid after one year. This would leave Egypt with sterling balances amounting to 57 million sterling at nominal value and 45 million at the current market value. Most of this sterling was invested in securities in London. Welcomed Mr. Kaissuny said that v.trvnt would make pay ments to Sue ' Canal shareholders after the sterling was released. Britain's press today welcomed the signing of the agreement and called for renewed diplomatic relations between the two countries. . . The "News Chronicle," advocating closer diplomatic relations, declared: 'This time it must be made clear that diplomatic relations will Involve some duties as well as some rights. "Closer co-operation In stead of the old hate campaigns would make i good start." A. A P. Three Die in Hotel Fire DETROIT. Jan. 1R. Three persons were killed but scores of others saved their lives by crawlinor on their hands and knees through smoke-nlled corri' dors as Are raced through ueiroii's imier tiotei yes terday. . The blaze apparently started near the first floor of the 14-story hotel. - It swept up an elevator shaft with amazing speed, and many of the guests in the 800-room hotel were trapped in tneir rooms temporarily. Last Sunday a German Lufthansa plane crashed and exploded while trying to land in the rain at Rio de Janeiro's Galeao airport, killing 36 persons, Including tne American pnot. . Plane With Faulty Gear Lands Safely KANSAS CITY, Mis--souri, Jan. 18. A Super ; Constellation plane carrying 31 peopu made a safe belly landing at a naval air station at Kansas City yesterday after its landing gear and braking system had . developed faults. Foam was spread on the runwav to reduce the fire hazard before the big Trans. Wor'.d Airiines plane surged along the tarmac and came to rest within 2000 feet. The passengers were unhurt. In Miami yesterday, an Gistern Airlines Super Constellation developed a fli c in an engine as It took off tor Detroit and landed after three minutes in the air. All 17 people aboard got out safe'.y before flames enveloped the aircraft. A.A.P. Australian Rally Drivers Doubtful LISBON, January 18. Australians Edgar Perkins and Gregory Cusack, who start from Lisbon tomorrow in the Monte Carlo rally in a Porsche car, think that luck will have to be well on their side if they are to win. Perkins, who Is from Cow- angle, about 400 miles from Melbourne, said today: "We are going to do our best, but we think we would need a great deal of luck to win, as we naven t goi expeneiiw: ui winter . conditions in Europe." . . Cusack, from Canberra, said: "I do not expect that we will win, as it is not our typj of country. We 'drove over nart of the rally route on our way to Lisbon, and we were pieasecr win me performance pf the, car on snow In the French Alps, but we do not know how that compares with the performances of European drivers, who have had past exoerlence of. such condi tions. In one respect at least the Australian pair are lucky. Forecasts predicted that the weather would be good for the start of the rally tomorrow. During the past 24 hours the lowest temperature was 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and it went up as far as 61 degrees as the sun broke through clouds. Part of Prize Perkins said he and Cu-shack were competing in the rally as part of the prize lie won in last year's Round Australia Trial.. The sponsors offered the winner the opnortunity to compete in the Monte Carlo event, and Perkins, accepting it, chose Cushack, runner-up to hint in the trial, as his co-driver. ''We flew to Stuttgart, bought a new Porsche there an ddrove through Europs) t oLisbon." Perkins said. A.A.P.-Reuters. m" THE 3 1 r yl n EXCURSION First Cldii there and back for li iingle fares: from Sydney by "Onova" May and Oct, "Orortsay" June", Arcadia" Deo, Speca eoinecirjjf ooi , to or from Sydnty, 1 Orient '&. Pacific Dutch "Jungle Girl" Homesick BERGEN-OP-ZOOM (Holland ), January 18. Bertha Hertogh, the Dutch "jungle girl" who. married a Moslem when only 13 and was the -central figure ' of the bloody Singapore riots of 1950, said yesterday she longed to return to Singapore to get a Job as a mine foreman. "Then he flew to Free. town and the area where 2500 Illicit diamond workers have -been arrested in two months. "On his Journey home, Mr. Baker traced the routes of the gem gangs and pinpointed In Tangier the secret warehouses where the smuggled diamonds are packed for distribution all over the world by woman couriers." A.A.P. She told the "De Tele-graaf" that she "often had rows" with her mother, who fought a .long legal 'battle through the Singapore courts to win custody of her daughter from the Malayan nurse who looked after her during the war. . Bertha, now 21, married to a Dutchman, and the proud mother of two children, said: "I never felt myself at home with them her parents' for a single day." The Singapore court's eventual declson .In favor of Mrs. Hertogh sparked off racial riots in which' 17 I Proved for Linens vm vLEHn.cn j MINTONI isar SOUTH YARRA StfNriRRig ' WAISIt 0ANDINON0 DMDI066 people were killed;, and hundreds Injured. While Bertha was still in the care of J the- Malayan woman to whom hef mother entrusted her when the Japanese invaded Java in 1942, she married .a 21-year-old Moslem school teacher Mansur Adabl. ' . ' . Of that marriage, which waa later dissolved .by a Dutch court, Bertha said yesterday: "That was only a trick. I law him for the first time on the day of our marriage. . " " "I do not long -for "him, but I do tor Singapore." t About the law suit against her Malayan - nurse, -, Che Aminah, she ' said:- "My grandmother can prove my mother gave me. away to her voluntarily.": : ' Bertha said her wedding to furniture maker Jo Wol-kenvelt In April, 1 1D56, ' was held In secret because her parents ontmsed thai mar. J rlae. A.A.p. ... , D - J ss. 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