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The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 2

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DKS MOINKS RKGISTKR Man, July 28, PEOPLE In the NEWS Briefly . . . Egyptians ' Bombing Raid Is Unchallenged TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (AP) Seven formations of Egyptian fighter-bombers swept unopposed across the Suez Canal Sunday in their strongest display of air power since the 1967 war and bombed Israeli artillery positions. At the southern tip of the canal at Port Suez, a Swedish United Nations observer on the Egyptian side was killed during a heavy artillery duel between Israeli and Egyptian forces. The observer, identified as Maj. Bo Plane, 37, was the first U.N. observer killed on the canal in two years. Israeli officials later expressed "profound grief "^ over Plane's death. j Blasted Israelis - The Egyptian warplanes, be-| lieved to have been Soviet-built Sukhoi-7s, single-seat ground attack fighters that can carry payloadspf,rockets and bombs, blasted Israeli positions from Ismailia to the Sinai coast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Egyptian military spokesmen said. The Israelis said one of their soldiers was killed and six others were wounded .in the air strike. No report on damages was issued, but Israeli spokesmen said three places on the northern end of the canal were hit. No Egyptian losses were reported. Previous Egyptian air strikes were apparent retaliations to Israeli air strikes across the canal, but Sunday's raid was the first successful one initiated by the Egyptians and raised the ante in the steadily escalating Middle East conflict another notch. There was no immediate explanation why Israeli jets failed to rise to meet the intruders as they did in two Egyptian raids last week. <• Legend "Shaken" Cairo Radio quoted Egyptian military spokesmen as saying "since Egyptian warplanes began attacking Israeli positions last v week, the widely believed legend claiming the Israeli air force is the most powerful in the Middle East has been greatly shaken." The radio broadcast national songs and martial music x for more than three hours, inter- rupting occasionally 10 repeat military communiques- on the air strikes. The U.N. observer, presumably killed by an Israeli shell just south of the Bitter Lakes* was one of 47 stationed on the Egyptian side of the canal. There are eight observation posts on each side of the 103- mile-long waterway separating the hostile armies. The dead observer's widow and two children live In Cairo. Plane, from Strangnas in central Sweden, had been an observer since last February. His death recalled a state ment of U.N. Secretary Genera U Thant only three weeks ag< that the 92 U.K. observer along the, canal had become "defenseless targets in a shoot ing gallery." Air Losses Both sides have made conflicting claims on recent air losses. The Egyptians claimed they downed 32 Israeli jets during the last week. The Israelis claimed they shot down 12 Egyptian warplanes and produced aerial photographs and a captured Egyptian pilot to prove it. Each side denied the other's claims. On the eastern front with Jordan, Israeli troops killed an Arab saboteur in a clash early Sunday near Um Sidra on the Jordan River north of the Dead Sea, the army announced. Down at the Mine Teen Fiddler • It wasn't easy for Brownstown, 111., teen-ager George Portz to make the switch from violinist to fiddler, but thanks to the advice of his fiddling grandfather, Perry Brlggs, 74, and plenty of practice, he did it. George, 16, finished first in the fifth annual Illinois Old- time Fiddlers Contest in a steamy, turn-of-the-century auditorium at Shelbyville. "That kid is really exterminating termites," cracked an old-timer in the audience of 800 Bludgeons Family version of an 1859 miner'* outfit which she will wear in competition at the Miss U.S.A. Pageant at Miami Beach. Those who dig Miss Hawkins' costume should be informed that she holds a black belt degree in karate. Dead • Sammy Watkins, 65, an orchestra leader, song writer and show business personality for 43 years, at a Cleveland hospital after a brief illness. His orchestra had played for Helen Traubel, Bob Hope, Joe E. Lewis, Hildegarde and George Gobel. He discovered Dino Cro- cettl and paid him $40 a week as a singer in 1940. He later changed the singer's name to Dean Martin. • Lt. Ge~n.~ Andrew Davis Bruce, 74, former chancellor of the University of Houston, at his home in Southern Pines, N.C. He entered the Army in 1917, became a second lieutenant, and was sent to France during World War I. He returned to the United States in 1918 as a lieutenant colonel at the age of 23. The French government awarded him its highest military medal — The Legion of Honor with three Croix de Guerres. • Corey Ford, 67, author, sportsman and satirist, at Dartmouth College Infirmary at Hanover, N.H. An author of over 30 books and 500 magazine articles, he was an associate editor and columnist for Field and Stream magazine at the time of his death. His column was called "Lower 40." • Mary Harrington Hall, 45, former managing editor of Psychology Today magazine and editorial consultant for San Diego Magazine, found dead at her San Diego home. Authorities said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. • Thomas C. Oakley, 59, general manager of the Quincy, 111., Herald-Whig and patriarch of a newspaper family, at his Quincy home. 2nd Briton Rows Atlantic, Newfoundland to Ireland BANGOR, IRELAND (REUTERS) - A bronzed British soldier Sunday strode up to a lighthouse on the west coast of Ireland and announced he had just rowed across the Atlantic all by himself. Tom McClean, 26, told ~ ~ REINDEER SOUP BODEN, SWEDEN (AP) North Sweden's Laplanders are selling reindeer horns to South Korea, where they're used to make a "potency-stimulating" aphrodisiac soup for men. • Leonard Caroline, 37, of Hammond, La., was being held in Tangipahoa Parish Jail in the bludgeoning deaths of his wife, his stepdaughter and adopted grandchild. Dead were Mrs. Ella Caroline, 39, Mri. Carolyn Pines, 24, and Cbenell Pines, five days old. Officers said another child in the house where the three were found had fled and told relatives about the deaths. The three .had been beaten apparently with the butt of a shotgun, police reported. 'Tijuana 1 Nuptials • Bob Edmonton, a trombonist for Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, has been married to Elizabeth Echols, a secretary to Jack Haley, jr., an independent motion picture producer. The private ceremony was held at the Brentwood, Calif., home of the bride's parents. The couple is honeymooning in nearby Laguna Beach. an astonished lighthouse keeper he left St. John's, Newfoundland, 7,2 days ago in a 20-foot boat named Super Silver. He told newsmen later he nearly drowned Saturday night when the boat ran on the rocks at Blacksod Bay near here. "But I managed to shove it off again and eventually landed on a small sandy beach," McClean said. His arrival comes nine days after another British lone oarsman, John Fan-fax, arrived in Florida six months after setting out from the Canary Islands. McClean said he had no sickness apart from salt sores. "I had a bad moment on July 17," McClean said. "I woke up at 2 a.m. and found the boat full of water and only kept afloat by the buoyancy tanks." "I found the sea anchors had broken away from the bow and pulled one side of the boat underwater. It took me hours to bale it out," he said. McClean had little previous rowing experience. He used to be in the same air-service unit as Capt. John Ridgeway and Sgt. Chay Blyth, who rowed the Atlantic together three years ago'from Cape Cod to Ireland in 91 days. He said their feat inspired him to make the attempt. McClean's trip took eighl days less than he expected. "'. had stormy weather all the way but the winds were behinc me, blowing me toward Ireland," McClean said. 715-Locust St. DM Molnti, I*. 5031V Vol. 121, NO. 14 July »S, 1W Shop till 9 tonight DOWNTOWN MERLE HAY PUZAl A/AIVITY FAIR Leopard Spots Bring Out the Female in You Tatzumbie Dupea on Being 120: 'Yeah, Cm Pretty Old 9 By Stanley 0. Williford cj The Lot An««l«l Tim** LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - For an old lady, Tatzwnbie Dupea just won't act her age. "I'm always hungry," she said. "I like ice cream. Fall fashion excitement! For night and day—you'll love Vanity Fair's flattering under-cover garments for your Fall wardrobe. Buy a complete set of our dashing leopard spots." Sizes small, medium and large or 32 to 38. In easy-care- nylon tricot. Tatzumbie, whose 120th birthday was Saturday, is believed to be the oldest person in the country. She is the oldest Californian, the oldest mother and the oldest movie actress for sure. She is not as sharp as she used to .be. Her hearing it bad and she has the use of only one eye. SUU, she it surprisingly lucid., At the Good Hope Convalescent Center here, where she has lived for four years, she was honored with a big birthday party. There were letters from President Nixon and Los Angeles Councilman Thomas Bradley, and a bicentennial medallion from Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke. Tatzumbie, which means "beautiful star," is a Piute Indian born July 26, 1849, in Lone Pine, Calif. She spent more than 30 years in the movies and is a veteran of about 40 films. In 1964, Tatzumbie broke her bjp and has since been confined I to.a wheelchair. She lives on Social Security benefits, for which she qualified during her film career. Twice married, the ls the mother of four children. 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