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Today's Chuckle .. A local concern hands out a •mall card that reads: "We have no quarrel with those who sell for I«M; they should know what their stuff U worth." Bat In "Dedicated To Community Public Service" VOL. LXTV, NO. 270 ESTABLISHED 1885 WEATHER Partly cloudy with some sunshine this afternoon. Tonight, mostly cloudy and cool, with a low between 30 and 35 degrees. Tomorrow, decreasing cloudiness becoming mostly sunny, quite windy and becoming quite cool by late afternoon. TEMPERATURE REPORT Midnight. 33; 3 a m., 31; 6 a. m., 32;, 9 a. m., 35; noon, 52. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1949 Leased Wire Service of the United Press James Fenton Honored At Testimonial More Than 100 . *» Attend Party At Rinaldo'8 Patrolman James "Red" Fenton of the Naugatuck Police Department, who is to be married Tuesday to Miss Genevieve Rapieff, Cherry street, was honored by more than 100 friends last night at a testimonial banquet at Rinaldo's Restaurant. He was presented a purse on behalf of members of the police department by Chief John J. Gormley and another -was presented by Patrolman Frank Mariano on behalf of his many friends. Frank Romano of the Waterbury Police' Department, was master of ceremonies. Entertainment was provided by "Singing Bill." and songs by .Patrolman iMariano and A1 d o SyK-estrine. Speakers included Frank (Spec) Shea, Captain Anthony A. Malone, Charles Clark, Richard Ni Rapieff and Chief Gormley. Those attending were Rocco Salinardi, Edward Bulakites, William H. Mariano, Joseph Geiglc, Middlebury; Frank Shea, Sr., Edward J. Weaving, Frank Brennan, James Mahan Chester J. Fazzino, Anthony Farrar, Felix Nardclo, Dominic J. Mariano, Ronald Schopp. James Farren, Jack Lawlor, Lieut. Richard Ostrom, Captain Malone, Harold A. Taraway, John Moroney, John J. Dies, Robert Lawlor, William Manginl, Daniel J. Rado, Joseph Neal, Joseph Logownik. Tracy Breen, Jerry Callalian and John H. Breen, Also. J. E. Ca»*ey, E. E. Carroll. Edward G. H«DDM|ey v Pat King, Leo E. Dlnneny,-nwSlore Kllmas- xewaki, Clarence'Haigh, John Hal- aslk. Rocco Mariano, Carmen L. Metehlon*. Francis Zuccarclll, Jo- s€tf*i Celello. William G. Leuchars, Henry Bulka, Stanley Kloc, Vitto DionJsio, Patrick J, Burke, Charles E. Sirica, Rudolph Valentino, Joseph Ford, Percy Fox, Midge aiuleski. A. L. Sylvestinc, Joseph Grant, and John Sokolow- skl. Also Baranowski. FraiflP"Tl u n t, R. Howard Hackett. Frank Presto, Joseph C. Trlano. John Bredlco, Ged Tomllnson, J. Gladls, Henry C. Racki, Joseph Valentino, Sgt. Raymond Carlson, John Hanley, Jerry Sirica, John Mikalchus, Victor L. Nelson. William W. Patterson. Joseph Farren, Peter Wislocki, Thomas E. Norton, Alexander J. Kolakowaki, Frank Sczeszul, Em!! Martmo, Sr., Edward Nolde, Joseph Gleason, Frank Clprlano, Roy Ranslow and Emll Martino. Jr. Also, Charles Fredericks, Simon Koffer. Marty Cirello, George Hanley. Jo«i:h Brennan, Silavo Car- petino t Ozzle Martinez Tony Mariano, William Mariano, Josepn Dlnneny, Cyril Tuohy, Mickie Lawley Francis V. Curtin. William Fenton. Thomas Fonton, Steve O'Hara. Frank Mariano, Chief Gormley, R. T. Rapieff. Roger Kelly, James Jazlna, Nicholas Tangredi Sr.. Joseph Curtin, James Barrett, Nick Mancini, Michael Murray. Atty. Thomas Neary and Butch Rado. Marine Corps Birthday Cake 14 PAGES PRICE FIVE CENTS First Snow! A light snow flurry was observed in Naugatuck at 10 o'clock this morning. Only a few flakes fell, followed by a spell of bright sunshine. Snow flurries also visited the Great Lakes area today but did not stick to the ground. Pedestrians in Buffalo. N. Y., still are finding the going heavy through the remains of yesterday's record 19-inch snow fall. Mrs. Raymond C. Wooster, president of the Ladles Auxiliary, and Robert F. Miller, Commundunt of the Naugatuck Valley Detachment Marine Corps league, arc shown us they cut the birthday cnlie for the 174th anniversary of the founding of the U. S. Marine Corps. Cut- tlr-g of the, cuke with u Muririe Corps sabre was a highlight of the detachment's fourth annual birthday hall. The affair was held Saturday evening In Odd Fellows Hull. Red Cross Annual Meeting Tonight In Tuttle Shed Around The World In Brief STRIKE ri-EA Washington —- President. Truman is expected to ask John L. Lewis today to cancel tho scheduled soft coal strike Dec. 1 and submit his dispute to a special fact-finding panel. White House aides* say that if Lewis refuses to go along after a few days, Mr. Truman will resort to a Taft- Hartlcy untl-ntrikc injunction. oOo-- CAR MAKKKT GOOD Washington — The government says the cash registers of new car dealer* will continue to tln- glo at a merry rate for Homo time to rome. Th« Federal Reserve Board says there's an excellent market for replacement of 20,000,000 pre-war cart and lhat consumer* want and can afford to buy new cars. HISS TRIAL New Turk—Former State Department official Alger Hiss goes on trial today for the Kccnnd time on charges of perjiiry In connection with a (JomimmiMt spy ring. In the (tame federal courthouse, another judgi- will hoar final argument H in :i pre-trial defonm! motion In (he spy conKpiracy case of ex-government girl Judith C«p- loii and RusHian Valentin Gublt- chev. oOo --•• CLOSK CONSULATE Chungking Tho United States cloned it.s consulate and information service office in the temporary Nationalist c.-ipitnl of Chung- king today. Communist forces arc approaching the city from three directions with one group reported only ]25 miles away. Public Invfted To Attend; Directors Will Be Elected CIO Says Industry Should Share Costs Of Sewage Plant The Greater Naugatuck CIO Council went on record as favoring construction of a sewage disposal plant In Naugatuck, Pres. P. J. Gallucci reports. He said the council will only CANASTA With The Advice Of An Expert WILLIAM E. McKENNEY NEA Card Authority Today In The Naugatuck News 3) favor the project if the burden of maintenance cowls are not placen only upon borough taxpayers. The council believes costs should be pro-rated with borough taxpaynrs and Industry paying proportionate shares of tho costs if industvi.-il wastes are to be handled. A delegation from the council will attend all public hearings on the matter in Ire future, he said. The council also went on record as Indorsing the efforts of Slate Hep. Adam Mengacci, Naugatuck, in trying to secure a Natlor.r.l Guard armory and garage in the borough and supported him in HIS | statement 'to Chamber of Com- rierce officials relative to thfir comments on the proposal of having the armory and garage located at Recrealion Field. Mr. Gallucci said Mr, Mengacci's statement ex- nressed the feelings of many Naugatuck residents and counojl members, "despite tho rhamber'j attempt to discredit him." The annual meeting and election of directors of the Naugatuck Chapter, American Red Cross, will he held tonight in the Tuttle Music Shed at 8 o'clock, Mrs. Charles Andersen, executive secretary, said today. , f A most interesting and varied i program has boon arranged. Tho i Rev. Willard B. Sopor of tho Congregational church will pronounce the invocation. Two groups of musical selections by students of the local schools will thon b«s present, ed. Milton Berkowltz, director of Instrumental music, will lead the Salem School orchestra in three numbers, and the string ensemble of Naugatuck schools, Alice Was- kowicz, Ruth Glasacr, Shirley Hupprich and Barbara Burtnett, will offer an arrangement of the Andante from Beethoven's 7th Symphony under the direction of Tof- flc Thomas. Following the musical portion of the program. Miss Emily Sophie Brown, secretary of the local chapter, will read the minutes of the 1948 annual meeting. „ The financial report will he read by Frank W. Katun, and John H. Schmuck, chairman of the board of directors. will give the annual report, Miss Ann Elise Erlck.son, a student at the Naugatuck High school, will roport on the 10-day Wellcslcy Conference she attended in July, and Bruce Hoadley, also a local high school student, will give his roport as Junior delegate to the nnnual Red Cross convention In Atlantic City which he attended this year. The guest speaker, J. Halsey Ti.ornas, Field Director of the American Rod Cross of the Veteran's Administration Claims Division, will talk on "Veterans' Claims iincl tho Responsibility of the Rod Cross." The attending public will then join in the singing of "We Gather Together" and the Rev. Paul F. Keating, pastor of St. Francis' Church will pronounce benediction to bring the program to a close. Mrs. Anderson said the public is most cordially invitod to attend this annual mecthing, and again stated that veterans should afford themselves this opportunity to discuss their particular problems with Field Director Hulsey, who will answer their questions at tho close of the mooting. Tractor Purchase To Be Discussed A general discu.sslon of activities assumed by the board of park commissioners will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the monthly meeting of the board in the town hall. John H. Breen, ctfairman, will conduct the session during which a report will be made on the cost of ipurchasing a tractor with attachments to be used by the board on Iptropcrty under its jurisdiction. —Tiihi! no chances nil Hiiililon winter wnittlicr. l,i>t KrlRkHun Mutur* I2» Itii.iiii-r Avis, wliiti'iliu your cur now. —AUT. New Cut-Offs Approved In Beacon Falls Semplenski Points To Danger In Hand Signal Violations Correspondent's Phone 6743 Two new cut-offs have been ap- >rovcd by the State Highway Do- putment for Route 8 in the central section of Beacon Falls, it was announced today by First Selectman Frank Semplcnski. He asked for installation of these ;ut-offs when initial plans for the highway reconstruction were drawn At that time it wa.s believed that the more cut-offs on the road, the greater the danger to motorists. At present motorists traveling north on the highway must drive 1,400 feet beyond the firehouse, turn around at a cut-off at the end of a seven per-cent curve where the dual highway to Naugatuck begins. Cars and trucks approach- Ing the Bronson Co. from the north must travel 1,200 feet south of the firm before being able to cut onto the northbound lane to enter the factory yard. The new cut-offs, now being laid will be near the Bronson Co. entrance, according to Mr. Scmplen- ski. Approval for the cut-offs Was received yesterday after Mr. Sem- plenski pointed out to state authorities the danger of existing cut-offs. Hand Signals. The State Highway Commission and town police urge residents of the town and other users of the highway to give appropriate hand signals before entering one of the cut-offH or stopping, Mr. Somplonskl reports that two accidents have occurred on the highway during the past week because of failure of operators to signal when planning to cross from one lane to another. He said, "the fellow driving In back of you isn't a mind reader. He has no idea that you are going to make a left-hand turn unless a proper hand nlgnal Is given." Ho added that If town residents signal their Intentions out-of-town motorists will exercise greater caution. Pedestrian Walks Pedestrian walks have been laid in front of the post office and Community Club. They Were laid yesterday In conjunction with highway construction. Ambulant*) Drive The ambulance fund committee meets tonight at 8 o'clock in the Town Hall. Mrs. Ralph Tucker chairman, wi'.l give a financial report and reports will bo heard on Progress being made to equip the vehicle for use. Steinkraus Gives 4-Point Program For New England Boston, Nov. 17—(UP)—The president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Herman W. Steinkraus of Bridgeport, Conn., came out today with a four-point program for New England's Industrial progress. Seinkraus, who Is president of '.he Bridgeport Brass Company said that we should "build save and work to boost Now England." He told a group of regional business leaders that building New England can be the six-state area's contribution toward the construction of a sounder nation and world. Steinkraus said that by building he meant planning and research as well as construction with bricks and mortar. The Connecticut Industrially added that "we know the flnn qiml- lies of New England and what it has to offer. But wo ure not natural boosters." •President Truman today indorsed the idea of building a steel mill in New England. In a letter read to the opening session of the 25th New England conference, the President wished the region's business lead- nrs every success" in their efforts to get such a mill Work Progresses Toward Building Guard Garage On Meadowbrook Land U. S. Freighter Shelled By Chinese Nationalists William Pohl Reelected By Brotherhood Albert Krampetz, Clyde Schleh, Also Reelected Reelected president of the .Mnn'a Brotherhood of the Tmmanuul Lutheran Church last night at n. meeting in the church hall was William Pohl, ,j r . Other officers arc: Albert Kram- potz, reelccted vice-president; Clyde Schleh, reelccted treasurer; Walter Manis, secretary nuccecdlnir ChurloH Vagt. Guest speaker at the meeting was the Rev. Frederick Wentz, a graduate student at Yalo Divinity School, who explained the relationship of the Brotherhood 'to the church. He urged the organization to sponsor youth programs In tho parish. Motion pictures wore .;hown as a part of the program. Tho Rev. Theodore A. Schradm-, paslor of the church, gave the invocation, and John Tiedmam, pronldont ot tho Conference Brotherhood brought greetings to tho local group, A dinner was served by members of the Ladies' Aid Society of tho church. Arrangements for the.- sewalon was In charge of Mr. Vagt, Mr. Krampetz and Evalt Schlmnn The next meeting of the Brotherhood will be held Dec. 28. During a brief business BCHsio.i the constitution was amended to provide for the annual meeting and father and son banquet, to bo iieia the fourth Wednesday; In October instead of In November, due to conflicts with the Thanksgiving Hospital Bulletins Mrs. Charles Bertrand, 2 Tolles square, i s a surgical patient at St Mary's hospital. Mrs. Anthony Corta, 16 Hotch- klss street, Is a medical patient at St. Mary's hospital. Robert Dahlln, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Yngve Dahlln, 112 Grove street is a ton,?illectomy patfoTrt ££ i-A. iMary's hospital. Mrs. John Pan, 318 Scott street Is a surgical patient at St. Mary'a hospital. Alice Gnlazdowski, 8 Riverside drive, is a medical patient at St Mary s hospital. • Lieut. John Phillips of the Nuv- gatuck Fire Department, of JlS Woodbine street, underwent sur- Kery today at St. Mary's Hospital. Ho was operated on Nov. 8 aft.t- being rushed to the hospital. —SB« "Bill" Olrtnkownkl ut tlin City Hiiokaifc Htorn lor nil your Iliinor nttiMln. mil 4HIIS t»r tilled ••Mlrery.— Adv, Only 15 Senators Present For Action On School Aid Bill Hartford, Nov. 17-(UP) The one-legged special session of th.; General Awaembly is having difficulty hobbling along on ' Its only limb. Ycsl.crddv the House recessed unll next Tuesday, and this'morn- ing only 15 senators were In their snnts when the upper chamber was fulled to orffot, GOP Leader Charles Holing of Manchester called for adjournment because of a lack of quorum. But Majority Loader Alfred Wenli:'- Icr called the move, "an obvious attempt of Republicans to dulcy action on school aid." The Democratic senator said HoiiHe had Instructed Republicans to stay away sc that there would be no quorum. He chaged that at least five Republicans were in the oapitol when the meeting W..H culled to order, but refused to tako I heir Beats. HOUMO replied that he had tol'd Republican senators to stay awny because he had been assured by Wechsler that no business would be transacted. Said Hou.se—''I h.ivr. never seen such a breach of faltn In the legislature." At Wechsler's request, tho Senate recesHcd and the sergeant-alarms was Instructed to round up as many senators as he could HO that the meeting could be called to order again. An unofficial count showed that three Republicans and 12 Democrats answered the roll today. TRAIN WRECK Haverhlll, Mass.—Eight freight cars of a train headed for Portland, Maine, tumbled from a bridge Into a warehouse at Hav- erhlll today. No one was Injured but the warehouse was badly damaged. Little Hope Held For School Aid The fate of legislation, whlc.h would provide a $150,000 state aid grant for school building construction in tho borough, will be unknown for a while longer. State Representative Adam Mon- Kaccl yesterday conferred with a Senate leader In Hartford, In an effort to ascertain the «tatu.i of the borough measure, but waa unable to obtain any concrete information. ' All aducation bills, submitted by individual towns and cities, are said to have been introduced In the donate aw a group. This body him Ha'd it would not tako action on' r.nythlng other than tho major education bills. ! Little hop« la seen by borough officials for the passage of Uie Naugatuck measure, which calls tor $150,000 In state aid, or $50,000 each for the three schools now un- dor construction here. .Although two measures are in the General Assembly for consideration an original bill calling for $200,000 In state aid Is not being supported by either of Naugatuoli'n state legislators, who am now putting their efforts behind the $lt>0,- 000 measure. Several local residents were in Hartford Tuesday In anticipation of the Naugatuck bill being head. but, only Borough Atty. Joseph IS. Talbot, besides the state representatives, was in the state caj>- itol yesterday. The hearing was ox- poctod yesterday, but ha» been delayed, and at present there la no indication If and when it will be heard. Rado Favors Local Residents As Little League Directors Second Ward Burgess William Rado expressed tho hope today lhat porsonH not residents of N'auga- tuck will be excluded from the Board of Directors of any future Little Baseball Leagues which are formed In the borough. "I hope that if and when any new Llttlte League stadiums are completed, the board of directors will be made up of local people," Mr. Rado said. "I foel that local people arc capable of taking care of their own business We appreciate help from everybody, but what belongs to Naugatuck should stay in Naugatuck," he continued. Mr. Rado also said that ho favors consrtuclion of a Little League Stadium on the Recreation Field property which was recently rejected as an Armory site by the National Guard, but only if the proposed Little League in Union City proves successful. Guest Artist Designated By Chorus Dorothy Hunniford, Contralto To Sing Here December 2 Dorothy Hunniford, contralto, who has appeared In concert and oraloriou from New York to Boston, will be the guest artist for the Naugatuck Men's Chorus winter concert at the High School auditorium Dec. 2. according to an announcement by the executive committee, this n»rnlng. Mitia Hunniford, formerly of New York City, and now of Waterbury, will be remembered by many here for her excellent alto solo renditions in the Messiah, presented to a capacity audience at the Congregational .Church last year, and is in keeping with the high standard of soloists presented by the local Chorus In past performances . ... 'Paul Anderson, vice president of the Men's Chorus will again have charge of the • ticket committee, with admlKMloriB going on sale next Monday. In view of the fine performance given by Miss Hunni/ord here before, another capacity audience is 'expected for the Chorus concert. Tickets may be ordered In advance from any member of the chorus. The local singing group is in tho process of "finishing" up their own program of selections to be presented next month, according to Jesse F. Davis, director of the group. The fine performance given at Waterbury last week has brought requests for tickets for a full concert, and according to Mr. Davis, the group will be ready como Dec. 2, to present a program of male singing that will be pleasing to every musical taste. Due to the "Y" dinner next Monday, rehearsal of the Men's Chorus will be held at the Knights of Columbus rooms in the Neary Building, according to C. J. Was- kowicy., president. TYPHOON Aguna, Guam — Tho Pacific Inland ,of Guam IK buttoned down tight agaliwt a fiorcn typhoon expected to hit In full force shortly. The first winds of the big blow have knocked down several quon- si'.t hutN and battrrcd several Hinall boat* to piece*. Site Approved By Army Engineers Carter Corresponds With Gov. Bowles; Title Search, Deeds Are Being Prepared Army engineers from Boston yesterday afternoon put their stamp of approval on borougn owned property on Rubber avenue as a site for the projected National Guard garage and armory. Today the mechanism is working smoothly in getting legalities cleared, and It is explained within the next week or ten days, all transactions will have been completed as concerns the borough. Warden Harry L. Carter is sending a letter today to Governor Chester A. Bowles and the attorney general in which he has included the action taken by the public welfare and borough boards this week in giving their approval for transfcrral of the property to the state. To the letters is attached a complete description of the property. The warden is Informing the officials that Army engineers and Brigadier General Joseph P. Nolan of the Conne'f.ticut National Guard have, verbally approved the site. Title Search In the meantime, Borough Atty. Joseph E. Talbot Is making a title- search and preparing deeds, which will convey the land to the stale of Connecticut. The papers must be In Hartford by Dec. 1, providing the governor and attorney general approve the site. Warden Carter and Borough Engineer Charles Curtisa accom- (panied the Army engineers and Gen. Nolan on the tour of inspection of the land, situated j n the southwest comer of town farm property. — Monday night the board of public welfare voted to turn over approximately three and a half acres of the land to the bor ougrh board, and the latter group , Tuesday evening authorized dh« warden to sign deeds giving title to the Meadowbrook land to the state. The project of erecting a $50000 garage on the land mui* be under contract not later than Dec 31 and in view of the rapidity in which details are beinir cleared at present, Indications o.re that the contract will be awarded lone before that date. Judge Denies Defense Motion In $50,000 Alienation Suit Boston, Nov. 17—(UP)—A fed- era! judge has refused to or-ler ". verdict against a former Mcrr - h * rt Marine officer from ^outhbury. Conn., in his WO.OOO alienation of affection null The suit was brought by Daniel B. Tcxcira against Mr. and Mrs. Peter De Silva of Lawrence. Ma;;s The defense counsel filed the motion for a directed verdict nfu-r Texeira's attorney rested his cose. Toxclra's attorney cstcd his case ollvos—as he put it- 'persuaded und cnllced" his 23-venr-old wife to leave him and obtain a divorce. RKCOOJfmON I^ondon — Winston Churchill urged in the House of Common* today that Britain and America sr-eed at least Informal recognition of the Chinese Communist regime. Three Superforts Lost; Toll Not Fully Known! -SKeriul delivery Hiirrlr.e IB rnalntal.i.H| liy lluillR.v's In Wutorhury tor NIUIKH- (ncK ruHtiiiniTh, win* wlNii tu liny u|i- |illiini<«H mid lu nil tin i! al llmlliij-'H lair prices,—Adv. MILLER — St. Nov. 12, a first Births Mary's hospital, , son, Levorctt, , , Erewstcr, to Mr. and Mrs. Lcver- ett N. Miller, Mlddlcbury. M~ rg . Miller Is the former Helen Dinsmore. The child Is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller, Middlebury and Mr. and Mrs. Furman Dinsmore, Naugatuck. McDERMOTT— (St. Mary'a hospital, Nov. 16, a first child, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Dennis MoDer- mott, 130 Prospect street. Mrs. MoDermott is the former Helen Naplcrkowski. ,ROG-AUSKiASi-<StJ. Marjfs hos.pl- tal, Nov. 16, a second child, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Napoleon Rogauskas, 44 Arch street. Mrs. Rogauskas is the former Elizabeth Galick. , — IliKuro y,.ar child'* li«nlth thin win- t«r. Call is' u UK. r,04t tixinj tor Ort»» Oak Furm i>a»tiiiirUoa milk,— Ady. <By United ITess) .Three of our B-29's failed to return. j It's boon a long timo since we've ' hoard an announcement like t.iit. But that's the grimly reminiscent news today. Two of the big super- fortresses' on a training flight, frajn Spokane collided in fog over a rU- er near Stockton, Cal., around midnight. At least 10 of the 22 crow- men believed aboard the two planes are known dead, four safe and the others unaccounted for. And off Bermuda, the Air Force is making the greateut ovcr-watei- search it has ever made In peac2- tlme for 20 other airmen, whose B-29 went down more than 24 hours ago. The plane was lost when tho pilot had to ditch it for lack of fuel, and he couldn't rail'.o his position. Not since V-J Day more than four years ago have BO many plane s and ships covered so great an area in search of ao many men. The 20 crewmen could be on llferafts in the Atlantic anywhere within an urea of more than 100,000 square miles. And more than 100 big bombers have been called in fro.n bases an far away as England and Texas to cover all that vast rcgic.n in a systematic hunt. The Air Forca bomben, aided by Navy and Coa»>t Guard planes, arc working in relays. The hunt will go on day and night through Sunday If necessary. But officials report that better weather has improved chances for finding the 20 men sooner. One filer reported aboard the missing supcrfort had told bin wif.- before the night. "Don't worry about me." The wife of airman Jack Harris of Homestead, Pa, (jiiotes him as saying last Monday, 'if you ever hear my plane iii down, I won't be on it. I'll always come out on toi>." It is also taking T long" tlm,f lo learn the fate of several airmen In the B-29 collision over California. One of «lho supcrforts crashed ;n flames on an island in the San Joaquin river. Three bodies were recovered from that plane, but the wreckage hasn't cooled off enough for rescuers to reach any other bodies. Seven bodies reportedly wer? counted In the other B-29. whicn burled itself In 16 feet of delta mud two miles to the north. But there, too, dangerous gasoline fumes have held back the rescuers. If only four men parachuted to safety—one unconfirmed report says five did-that would mean possibly 17 or 13 airmen lost their lives

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