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Sunny A little warmer. Hish 70. Tomorrow: Cool. TEMPERATURES 0 m 31 p m ? loin 41 I cm 54 '0 a m 53 10 Dm. 50 Noon St Midnight .... 4; ? 0 m 41 I a m 44 4pm W Sun r1 :4. Mtt I D. leather Details, Page 8R METROPOLITAN EDITION Without or uith offence to friends or foes I sketch your tcorld exactly as it poes. liyron :)2D YEAR ROCHESTER, N. Y., MONDAY MORNING, SEPT. 14, 1954 10 CENTS Gl Saves Refugee Defies Red Gunfire at Berlin Wall Hans Puhl r'rom Di-C Wire Services BERLIN A young and handsome U.S. soldier yesterday saved the life of a refugee at the Berlin Wall while West Berlin police and Communist East Ger-man border guards fought a dramatic 40 - m i n u t e gun battle. No one was killed but the refugee was hit by five Red submachine gun bullets before the American pulled him across the wall to safety. A West Berlin woman and a man were hit by flying glass and splinters as the Communis bullets smashed into a West Berlin apartment house. An East German guard also may have been wounded but this could not be confirmed. Witnesses said they saw an East German guard being carried off on a stretcher. The hero of the fight, longest since the wall was built three years ago. was Spec. 4 Hans Puhl. 22. an immigrant from Germany who last lived in East Weymouth. Mass. Puhl was on military police patrol, riding in a car with a West Berlin policeman. At a news conference later yesterday, Puhl said he went to the second story window of an apartment house near the wall and saw the refugee on the ground. "Two East German guards were pulling on him and I pointed my rifle at them and told them ,to let him go. "When they did not let him go. I threw a tear gas grenade across the wall in the hope that they would stop bothering the refugee and they did." PuhJ said. He spoke with a slight German accent and in a clipped manner as if he were giving a military re port. Puhl said he then rar back to the wall, abou 10 feet from the apar ment house, gave his rifl to a West Berlin policema and pulled out his pisto "Two West Berliner boosted me up so that could see across the wal and I called to the refuge not to move and that wi were going to cut the w ire.' The wall at that poin: is about seven feet high, tapped by a thick layer of barbed wire. The Communist guards opened fire when Puhl looked over the wall. At that point. West Berlin police opened fire with their automatic carbines from windows of each floor of the nearby four-story apartment house. A witness said two East Germans had reached the refugee, one pulling him and the other pointing a pistol at Puhl. "The American pulled his own pistol from the holster, aimed at the East German and said in German: 'Drop him and get away from here.' " However, Puhl himself gave a different version of this, saying he saw no weapons on the East Germans and that his own pis-Continued on Page 9 A , .,,,.jr, i. tW''iY)".' ""-p m',un MUTE EVIDENCE OF ESCAPE Clothing torn from refugee who escaped over Berlin Wall into West Germany hangs on barbed wire atop fence, American soldier was hero of the escape. (AP Wirephoto) WOUNDED IN ESCAPE Michael Meyer points to bandaged arm where he was shot by Communists during escape over the Berlin Wall. (AP Photo) Keating Evasive On Voting Stand By EDMUND LAMBETH Gannett eus Sen-ice , NEW YORK CITY Sen. Kenneth B. Keating. R-N.Y. yesterday left open the possibility of casting a write-in presi-. Wings of Joy Over Stadium As Suns Set Rochester opened its International League playoff series with an 11 to 3 win over Jacksonville Suns before 6.219 at Red Wings Kennedy 'Magic Still at Work Hpntial hallnt nn 7v .1 nr n( iMvina iho nrnciHont i-l en,' SiaQIUm yesterday. blank. The Rochester Republican mentioned those alternatives when questioned about how he could handle a choice between President Johnson, whom he has said he would not vote for, and Sen. Goldwater, from whom he has thus far withheld his support. ' The best-of-seven semifinal series continues at Red Wing Stadium tonight at 7:30 o'clock. Yesterday Tom Phoebus pitched a nine-hitter while the Wings were accumulating 16 hits against the pennant winners. (Story on Page ID). Interviewed on local tele- election bid against former! vision, the senator said he Att-V- Gen- ft00"1 F-Was "simply talking about nedy. there is a growing con-possibilities." adding: "I Continued on Page 9A ' haven't decided yet what I m going to do." However, the posibility of a writein or blank ballot which he mentioned for the first time yesterday takes on more significance when weighed with other statements the senator has made. In Watertown last week, he told reporters he has a "pretty good idea" of how he KASOTA. Minn. .P "It's no one's fault, just be thank-will vote in the presidential ful you got out," sobbed a mother to her daughter yesterday race. j after 10 other children had died in a fire that swept their In political circles favor-; rented farm home. able to tne senators re- T1, K. .. c . .. lOChildrenPerish In Minnesota Fire By JAMES CANAN Gannett Sews Service MIDDLETOWN Robert F. Kennedy flew into Orange County last night after a day-long campaign in Brooklyn that can only be called frenzied Negroes, Jews. Puerto Ricans and Polish-Americans in the Brownsville, Williamsburg and Greenpoint sections threatened on several occasions to yank Kennedy from his stand-up perch atop his open car, so eager were they to touch him, shake his hand, get an autograph or just plain get near him. They were friendly to say the least but they w ere wild. And Kennedy's aides were openly concerned for his &afe-ty. If he was, he didn't show it. The mood of the crowd in the Negro section, near the area of last summer's race riots, can best be summed up by the following comment from a Negro boy about 15: "We love this man but if these cops keep pushing us around, you know all we have to start yelling is 'police brutality' and there it goes." Sitting beside Kenntdy on Continued on Page 9A Vie Fails; Regain SAIGON, Viet Nam (Monday) A coup aimed at toppling Premier Nguyen Khanh appeared to have failed today 24 hours afte army officers seized control of Saigon and ordered his ar rest as a traitor. Rebel troops, who had been led by army officers black listed by Buddhists, pulled out of the strong points and the government station an nounced that Khanh's caretaker regime was still supreme in the land. Khanh returned to Saigon last night from Dalat, 140 miles northeast of here, where he had fled under protection of a loyal air force unit. (The State Department declared in Washington that Khanh continues to operate as prime minister and that the United States fully supports his government. President Johnson conferred with his top advisers on the crisis which caused dismay and concern in Washington.) The rebels, with about 2,000 troops and armor, had marched into the city yester day morning under the lead ership of Brig. Gen. Lam Van Phat, Roman Catholic interior minister fired by Khanh under Buddhist pressure last week. The high point of the coup came when the rebels seized joint general staff headquarters adjacent to the airport Nam Khanh m f til, 7? - " GEN. LAM VAN PHAT . . . loses coup bid NGUYEN CAO KY . . . loyal to Khanh U. S. Deplores Rebel HO ion From Democrat and Chronicle Wire Services WASHINGTON The State Department asserted last night that Gen. Nguyen Khanh "continues to operate" as premier of South Viet Nam despite the new military revolt and renewed assurances that the United States "fully supports" his government. In siding with the embattled premier, the State Department further said that the U.S. "deplores any effort to interfere" with his program to reorganize the South Vietnamese pnvprnment along more dem- o J j ocratic lines. k A . OC C' The statement omitted anyi Man, 25, Shot complex. No shots were fired Reference to the generals' early yesterday at- ai any nine uunng uie iuup. l-foo rVho incnrofintc aimoH criincl of personnel carriers t the tempted to stage a coup againsi v-ren. iiiaini anu mi: m I h i gates of staff headquarters. Government forces countered by manning rocket Continued on Page .9.4 triumvirate he heads. It was the second ment issued by the 30 rrv over Siqn state-State Dora, Revived, Slams Carolinas See Picture, Page 2A The blaze late "The kids never had a LBJ Offered Jackie Post, Says Paper I night killed nine children of prayer of a chance," said fire- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bow-; man Bill Wilson, one of the dish and an orphan living first men to race down tne,A-ei(, Yor(. Ti I w ith the family. Bowdish, un- narrow gravel roaa to me i employed, and his wife were house in answer to the call jnot at home. The children's placed by the lone survivor, ! ages ranged from 3 to 16. I Joanne McConnell, 14, Mrs. i Only charred remains of ' Bowdish's child from a previ- LONDON (IPD The Sun- the house remained yester- . marnaSe; , Miller Will Vote For Keating men eu$ service day Observer said that Pres.; day. Wisps of smoke wafted "rJ Z 3 idpnt .inhnsnn nffPrPH m .... from a second story window John F Kennedy he iob of i, S &rmeM on and ran a mile barefooted in ambassador to Mexfro a n H ' nes'me. their bright colors' the darkness to summon help. head of his cultural program i !f aSf"i 1 .1 s! waS no teIephone in " icuc ui ueaui. line nouse, Kasota Fire Chief Howard, When the fire trucks ar-Wilde said he had no idea rived, the house was flames how the fire started. 'from top to bottom. but the widow of the late president declined. In a special article on Mrs. Kennedy the newspaper said of Johnson's alleged attempts to win over her support: "For reasons not entirely clear, the new President wanted to draw her openly into his camp. Repeatedly he asked her to the White House. Repeatedly she sent regrets. He asked her to be ambassador to Mexico, she said she was not interested. He invited her to head the White House cultural program, she declined. "In th'2 end there was a strain." GOODWILL MISSION TAIPEI Wi A six-man Nationalist Chinese economic goodwill mission left today for a two-month tour of Central America. NEW YORK Rep. William E. Miller said last night he would vote for Sen. Kenneth B. Keating even if the latter persisted in his refusal to support the national Republican ticket. "Sen. Goldwater and I believe in party unity," the Republican candidate for vice president said. "I intend to vote for Sen. Keating." retarv of State Dean Kusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara. to discuss the new military revolt. The dawn uprising against th: U.S. - supported government of Khanh hit Washing- ( 1.1. .. !.,. ,1 ....!,, T.,.l. MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. IUPII Tropical storm Dora !u" d . , .. ' had to cancel a lunch en- churned up the coast of the Carolinas toward the open sea oacm nl at Windsor Out yesterday, leaving more than 2,000 persons homeless in its ith Canadian External Ai-path. fairs V.n:i or I'a.'l A. M;tr- At least seven deaths were blamed on the storm, once tin :o atter.d the urgent written off as dead in Ala-: " I:us" i-iootin-. bama. I permanent damage here than President Johnson was ki-pt I saw in the Hurricar Dora informed throughout the area" Jacksonville Beach.. night and day of develop-hardest hit by Dora when it.ments in Saigon. He met crashed ashore as a hurri-' shortly after noon with prin-cane Wednesday night. cipal Cabinet officials and ap- Nearlv 19 inches" of rain proved ther judgment to sup. fell on Live Oak. a town of port Gen. Khanh as long as 7,500 persons, in a 3(5 hour po s-ble. period as Dora swung back After t' W'v' Hoi!, con-tow ard the Atlantic. ferenr-c Mi- ?-bvr.istration is- While tropical storm Dora ,s,'('d ,,1s fiM formal rmwnt rattled the Kastrrn Seaboard 'l 1,11 ua "''"''"" a LOS ANGELES (TP An off-duty policeman shot one of Department after President: Uvo men who he said drcve Johnson had summoned an up besidc his car at a trai-flc emergency meeting of his iight oary yesterday and at top advisers, including Sec- gunpoint demanded that he Only minor flooding was reported in the path of the storm through North and South Carolina, but heavy rains preceding it forced some evacuations along the Virginia coast. North Florida and South Georgia were still reeling from the storm's second blow. Many residents of the Florida west coast fled their homes when Dora roared remove a Goldwater sticker from his car. Patrolman Dewayne Anderson , 25, who was not in uniform, said he chased the car two blocks, then arrested Michael Squalls, 20, when he stopped at a service station. Squalls was wounded in the shoulder and neck. Squalls' ' passenger fled. Ten minutes later police arrested Robert Lee Vance, 23. a few blocks away. Both Vance and Squalls were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. - Pravda Deplores Lack of Baihs In Soviet Union and Hurricane Ethel roared through from the east as a by Bermuda yet anothe; hurricane. They returned; tropical storm rose up in tlv only to be driven out again; Atlantic. It was Gladys, lo on its backward swine. jcated about 1.250 miies cast- Department spokesman. said: MOSCOW ,-T" Pravda It complained yesterday that people in the Soviet Union "United St covorirm nt don't takf enough baths, officials hav boon in confin- In a lead editorial, the "ous cnnac: ,lith I'.S np;e- newspaper declared that the i- ; . . : - ; .-r tu i i -i i Florida r.ov Farrk Rrvant southeast of San Juan. Puerto iM '." ' ' s "'"V ' 01 Personal nygiene in i''Uf.n aH mm-i ci.nnriiJ'10",1 the abs-enc" o' violence the Soviet Lnion of Live Oak, where water still! west. stood 10 feet deep in some areas, said. "I think probably there is going to be more Russ Accuse Red China of Opium Traffic Claim U.S. Among Buyers in $500 Million Annual Trade MOSCOW tt!PD The Soviets yesterday accused Communist China of smuggling opium into other nations including the United States to raise $500 million a year. This money is used, they said, to help finance Peking's anti-Soviet propaganda campaign. An article in Pravda said the opium traffic had .become "one of the main sources" of currency for the Red Chinese. "The tremendous profits are used for anti-Soviet propaganda or to subsidize the puppets of the Peking splinters," Pravda said. This was a reference to Communist groups supporting Peking in its Ideological dispute with Moscow. The article, written by V. Ovhjn-nikov, said: "To accept the methods of the imperialists, they collaborate with the owners of opium dens, is abominable, is monstrous, but it is also logical for those who, to promote their hegemonistic nationalistic schemes, ignore the vital Interests of their people." Ovhinnikov said that Peking received about $170 million annually from illicit dealings in Japan alone. "Most drugs are shipped to Southeast Asia and large consignments also reach the United States," it added. Pravda said the opium trade was stepped up by the Red Chinese following a secret top-level meeting in Peking in December 1952 aimed at finding ways to raise money for political and propaganda activities. 2 Die in Crash Of Fire Truck FINLEYV1LLE. Pa. A flaming crash of a fire truck 1 on a rural road in Peters :Township near this southwestern Pennsylvania town early yesterday "killed two vol-iunteer firemen and injured eight others, five critically, i The truck, with about 13 men aboard, failed to negotiate a curve, overturned and burst into flames. The men, members of the Finleyville Volunteer Fire Department, were en route to Hills Station to battle a blaze which destroyed a warehouse full of rubber tires and plastic toys. needs in the city and expressed the raising. :hope that eonsultat;onsamong "In many villages, espe-;the leadership will shortly cially in some union repub-I permit the rovernment to re- liesthere are no community .store the situation in the city baths and water supplies are lo normal." badly set up," it said. On th. nstV Ships in Heavy Seas: Cutter tows freighter with 9 aboard. On Page 2A. Tighter and Tighter: Onnlos. White Sox lose, Yanks win to tighten American League pennant race. On Page ID. Where to Find It Bridge 2C Sports 1-5. 8D Comics 2C; Theaters 10C Crossword 2CTV Radio 1C Deaths iu, .,. . Editorials 8A Vlclnity Financial 6Dj Want Ads Health 6Dl . 4-9C Jumble 2Ci Woman's Landers 8B Pages 4-7B Daffy Dictionary BRIDEGROOM A man who Hgrees to marriage before marriage disagrees with him.

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