Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 15, 1951, Page Eight, Image 8

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    Airliner Crashes,
Kills Seven Persons
Compiled by A1 Karr
From the Wires of the Associated Press
A four-engine commercial airliner crashed and burst in o
flames at International Airport in Philadelphia Sunday killing
seven persons—four women, two babies, and a heroic steward
ess who rescued 10 passengers from the fiery plane.
The stewardess, a 24-year old diminutive brunette, was found
dead in the wreckage, her arms around one of the two baoieS.
Survivors of the crash told how she opened the cabin door, cau
tioned them to “take it easy,,’ and made repeated trips into the
burning plame to aid others. .
The Civil Aeronautics Administration employee on duty m the airport
control tower said that the big plane was making an instrument landing
because of clouds covering the airport. It was a “normal” landing, he
added, but the plane overshot the runway, rammed through the fence
and bumpgd across the ditch, coming to a stop with the after section of
the fuselage bridging the 10-foot cut.
U. S. Forces "Will Certainly Stay...
. . . and fight” in Korea, General J. Lawton Collins, Army Chief of
staff said Sunday. He said that replacements at the front would ar
rive “in two or three months.”
U. S. Second Division Troops. . .
stood fast Sunday near Wonju in Central Korea, despite a threat
by up to 30,000 infiltrating North Korean Reds to outflank the entire
division U.N. forces recaptured Yongwol, 30 miles southeast of Wonju,
relieving the threat of the 30,000 Reds to outflank the Second Division.
Meanwhile, three areas of Korea held by United Nations forces were
fire-bombed and strafed Saturday, and Saturday night. The bombings
included dropping of napalm (jellied gasoline) bombs.
Major General Robert B. McClure Was Relieved..
Sunday night as commander of the United States Second Division
and Major General Clark L. Ruffner was named to replace him. McClure
had been named to the command Dec. 11.
Ruffner, as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Tenth Corps, played a role in the
evacuation of Hungnam in December.
For six bloody days the Second Division has been holding a 25-nule
salient into enemy territory south of Wonju on the central Korean front.
Highly Secret Discussions. . .
. were held in Tokyo Sunday, as four top officers conferred with
General Douglas Mac Arthur in Tokyo.
The four were U. S. Army Chief of Staff General J. Lawton Collins,
Chief of the Air Force, General Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Chief of the U. S.
Central Intelligence Agency Lieutenant General Walter Bedell Smith,
and Army Chief of Intelligence Major General Alexander R. Bolling.
Arrival of the high military figures was clouded in secrecy. A head
quarters announcement said' that Smith and Bolling were in Tokyo for
"a personal briefing on the current situation this theater and the Far
The Defense department in Washington said that General Collins and
Vandenberg “simply went out to get first hand information as is custo
mary when an operation is going on.
General Ho Ying-Chin, Nationalist China s. . .
Chairman of the Strategy Advisory Council, arrived in Tokyo Jan.
6 and his arrival has accelerated unverified reports that the Chinese
Nationalists are about to play a la^er role in the Korean war.
Ho said that he was here to be with his wife during an operation but
his arrival from Formosa led Japanese sources immediately to report
that he was» acting as liason man between the Generalissimo Chiang
Kai-Shek and General MarArthur.
Military circles would not cbmment on these reports. It is known, how
ever, that many American officers believe that use of Nationalist mili
tary manpower is essential if the campaign in Korea is to continue for
any length of time.
The Control Yuan Urged America...
. Sunday to crush “the source of aggression, Soviet Russia at one
stroke. The Control Yuan is a special Chinese Nationalist ministry which
is supposed to supervise all the rest of the government.
In a message to the U. S. Congress by Ambassador Wellington Koo.
the Yuan asked for lifting of President Truman’s June 27 ban on Nation
alist operations against the Red China mainland. The Yuan said that
Red Chinese intervention had nullified all efforts to localize the Korean
war. -
A 20-Minute Gun Battle in Germany. . .
was fought Sunday between two West German customs officials
and three Soviet zone People’s policeman near the zonal border, govern
ment authorities reported. Customs authorities said that the Commun
ist police opened fire on the West Germans when the latter were check
ing two illegal border crossers in a forest in British zone territory.
President Truman's Troops-to-Europe Plan...
may cause heated debate to boil to a sudden climax in the Senate
today, but some Republican leaders were reported counseling delay of
n showdown. Senator Kenneth Wherry of Nebraska, the GOP floor lead
ers said he will try to bring up his resolution to prohibit transfer of
ground forces to Europe until Congress has approved the policy.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's Help. . .
. . .to get the European arms aid program through Congress is being
counted on heavily by administration officials. President Truman’s pro
posal for appropriations of new billions for foreign military assistance,
centering in Europe, will press toward a climax some of the main issues
posed by former President Hoover and Senator i Rep-Ohio i in their
criticism of the administration’s aid-Europe policy.
The Biggest Peacetime Budget in History. . .
generally expected to hit 70 billion dollars, will be laid in the laps
of Congress today, its members expect. Who pays for it and how are
about as big worries at the capital as the actual sum.
The figures to set the wheels turning do not come out officially until
9-30 p.m. today PST, when President Truman's budget message is read
in the House and Senate.
Library Shows
Theater Panels
Theater: From Ritual to Broad
way, an exhibition prepared by the
editors of Life magazine, is now on
view at the University Library and
will continue until Sunday.
The exhibition traces the history
of the theater from its beginning
in ancient ritual to its present
familiar shape in the western
world. The exhibition undertakes
to suggest some of the reasons,
religious and social, for the theat
er’s perennial and universal appeal.
Twenty-five panels make up the
display.' Divided into four sections,
the exhibition breaks the history
down into early times, tragedy,
comedy, and present day theater.
The text for the exhibition was
written by Francis Fergusson, who
has written a critical study of the
theater entitled, ’’The Idea of a
Group to Entertain
Foreign Students
First-year University foreign
students and James D. Kline, for
eign student advisor, and his wife
will be dinner guests of the Eugene
Quota Club tonight.
The dinner will be western pio
neer farm style. Table arrange
ments and menu will depict the
Willamette Valley a century ago.
Pageant dress will be worn by
hostesses and American folk song
singing is on the program.
Pi Delta Phi Honorary
To Select Members
Pi Delta Phi, French honorary,
will elect officers for the coming
year and select new members at
a meeting at 4 p.m. today in the
Student Union.
Coffee will be served.
Wengert to Speak
E. S. Wengert, head of the Uni
versity political science depart
ment, will speak on “The Individ
ual in Today’s World” at the an
nual joint meeting of the Eugene
Branch of the American Associa
tion of University Women and
the League of Women Voters Wed
nesday night in the Student -Union.
Villard Hall was a two-story
brick building when first built,
with four large classrooms on the
ground floor and a large assembly
hall above. It was completed in
Green, Lafta Prepare Joint Recital
For Tuesday Evening Presentation
Phillip Green, graduate student
in voice, and a baritone, and Rose
zena Latta, junior in music and
lyric soprano, will present a joint
recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the
Music School Auditorium.
Green is now taking his fifth
year in the field of education. Miss
Latta, whose home is Coos Bay,
has studied under Sigurd Nilssen.
Their program follows: duets
from Mozart’s “Ah, perdona al
primo affetto,” and Verdi’s “Dite
alia giovine (from “Traviata”);
solos by Mr. Green are Schumann’s
“Der Hidalgo,"’ Brahms’ “Der Tod,
das ist die kuehle Nacht” and
“Der Gang zum Liebchen” Faure’s
"Nell” and Massenet’s “Vision Fug
itive.” Solos by Miss Latta are “Je
dis que rien m’epouvante (from
“Carmen”) by Bizet; “The Even
ing Prayer” by Moussourgsky;
"The Lark” by Dvorak; and “Sin
tu amor” by Sanoval.
Mr. Green will sing Diamond’s
"Somewhere,” Forsyth’s “The Bell
man,” Read’s “The Unknown God,”
Walther’s “Sometimes,” and “There
Was a Little Girl” by Klein. The
program will conclude with the
duets: Purcell’s “Trip It in a Ring,” .
Bach’s “Let Us Now Away,”
Rubenstein’s “O Weary Soul,”
Tchaikovsky’s “At Sunset” and
Verdi’s “Figlia mio padre” (from
“Rigoletto’U ■
Joyce Everson, senior in piano,
will accompany Mr. Green. Miss
Latta’s accompanist will be Made
Ion Adler, junior in music.
Both solists have performed for
various groups in Eugene. In addi
tion, Mr. Green is featured soloist
with the Sunday Kaufman Theater ]
Hours on KORE.
SO OTHER CHILDREN like Danny Smith (right), 6, of Los Angeles
can walk some day, California Governor Earl Warren asked Califor
nians to throw their dimes into the fight against infantile paralysis.
One of the governor’s daughters was among those struck by the
disease last year. The University of Oregon March of Dimes drive
begins today. (AP WIREPHOTO)
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