Pacific Stars And Stripes, September 6, 1955

Pacific Stars And Stripes

September 06, 1955

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 6, 1955, Tokyo, Japan'stery Man Tricks Reds Into By Joseph Fleming BERLIN (UP) — The. Rus- sians Monday released two American sold- iers, held in Soviet prisons for more than , seven y e a r s, and a mystery man who trick- ed the Rus- sians into free- ing him be-" cause they • thought he was 8£ American. f1 The mystery Hopkins man gained his freedom be- cause he posed as Frederick C. Hopkins of New York City. It took American interrogators five hours to determine that Hopkins—if that really is his name—was not an American. "He fooled the Soviets, but he could not fool us," an Army spokesman said. "We do not know who, he" is. He is not an -American. Perhaps he is Ger- man. He is an enigma." Hopkins was not the only prisoner who tricked the Rus- sians into releasing- him". Tues- day two Germans posed as Danes to get out of Russia. The two soldiers, turned over to American authorities Tues- day at Soviet headquarters at Karlshorst, are Pvt. Wilfred C. Cumish, 39, Amesbury, Mass., and Pvt. Michael Feingersch, 36, .Brooklyn. Feingersch, was also known under the name of Fields. The soldiers both complained they needed medical attention and they were placed under guard in the U.S. Army hospi- tal here. They both have been listed as absent without leave. The two Americans and Hopkins were released along with 24 other prisoners—two F r e n c-h, six Dutchmen, two Danes, two Swiss, eight -Cumish Belgians and four Germans. Hopkins was a puzzle to the Americans from the start. The State Department had asked for the release of Cum- ish and Feingersch, and the Soviets replied they would re- lease the two soldiers and Hopkins as well. The Ameri- cans had never heard that any American named Hopkins was in Russian captivity. And never before had the Russians volunteered to release ,an American without an American request. Insists He's American Hopkins on his release first maintained he was an Ameri- can soldier. Then he insisted he was an American civilian. He would give the Americans no help in determining his real nationality. Nevertheless, the army treated him the same : way they jdid the two American soldiers. They fed him, gave him clean new .pajamas and toilet articles and sent him to the army hospital for a physi- cal along with the soldiers. American authorities said Hopkins would * - ? remain in the h o s p i t al at least until Wed- nesday. Another Ger- man released was a German cousin of Prin- ce Bernhardt of the Nether- lands. He was Prince H e i n- .rich Zur Lippe- Biesterfeld. He was captured on the Eastern front while serving with the German army, other returnees aaid. Swiss authorities said they were investigating. Feinjferscli RIPES UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED STATES FORCES, FAR EAST *****Vol. IV No. 248 Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1955 Israel Apologizes For Truce Rift JERUSALEM, -Israel (INS) —Israel apologizedMonday for a "regrettable error" by a patrol which fired on Egyptian forces seven hours after aceasefire took effect in the Gaza tinderbox. SO LONG, SAN FRANCISCO—Leslie Han- dry, 59, waves good-by from his 14-foot row- boat as he leaves San Francisco for a 120- mile trip to Sacramento. He plans to make the yoyag'fe in six to nine days. In 1926, Handry rowed from San Francisco to Stock- ton and has planned the trip to Sacramento ever since. . (UP Photo) TOKYO (INS)—A Far East Air Force spokesman said Mon- day that two of four twin- engine B-57 light bombers Cap- able of carrying atomic bombs arrived in Japan Sunday after- noon. / , The spokesman said tne speedy American jets touched down at Ydkota Air Base north- west of Tokyo at 2 p.m. Sunday after completing a 10,000-mile flight from the U.S. He said one of the B-57s was grounded at Kwajalein due to engine trouble and "that the fourth plane was standing by to continue the flight to Japan when repairs are completed. 0 The spokesman said the B-57s will be assigned to the Third Bomb Wing which is stationed at Johnson Air Base near To-kyo. 25 Injured in Ohio As Trains Collide BUCYRUS, O. (AP) — Twenty-five more people were injured early Monday morning when" the Manhattan Limited, Pennsylvania Railroad train, traveling from New York to Chicago, collided with an east- bound freight four miles west of here. Southern California 'Cools Off to 99 LOS ANGELES, Cal. (AP) —The sun eased up a bit on scorched southern California Monday. It was only 99 de- grees fahrenheit in Los An-: geles. • For the last five days it has been 101 or higher with last Thursday's 110 setting an all-time record for Los Angeles. The coroner's office Mon- day listed some 40 deaths as due primarily to heat or in which heat was a heavily contributing factor. Gladys Hits Texas, Threatens Flood BROWNSVILLE, Tex. (AP) —The sloppily-formed storm called Gladys struck land "Mon- day" with windjs within a breath of hurricane force, then swept to the northwest where resi- dents braced themselves for what disaster agencies say may become more critical flooding; Persons in the storm's path remembered last year's storm Alice /which cost hundreds -of lives—no one knows how many —and wiped out great sections of towns on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande. It was the satme ;sort of storm as Gladys. Paris Raid Nabs Africans PARIS (UP)—Police round- ed up hundreds of North Af- ricans Monday in a nation- wide crack-down on National- ist subversion. It was the biggest police op- eration in France since the mass raids on Communist lo- cals and headquarters in 1952. Several hundred Algerians suspected of belonging to the anti-F r e n c h "revolutionary North African committee" were taken into custody ' and will be 'shipped to Algeria for questioning. Algeria's outlaw "national liberation army," popularly known as the "army of Allah," reportedly ' has branches in France. . Police said many of those arrested had pressured Alger- ians to contribute money for secret funds to finance anti- French terrorism. Meanwhile on Madagascar, the exiled sultan of Morocco Mohammed Ben Youssef Mon- day received two high French officials in a moment of. tri- umph over the country which drove him abruptly from his throne two years ago. Gen. Georges Catroux, one of France's most distinguished military men, and Henry Yrissou, a top Qua! D'Orsay (Continued • on Page 2, Col. 1) Labor Day Traffic Toll Rises to 357 CHICAGO (AP) —"The U.S. Labor Day holiday weekend traffic toll pushed relentlessly toward a new record high Mon- day. Traffic deaths, had Claimed 357 persons from 6 p.m. EST., Friday, when the count started, to 6 p.m. EST., Monday. Last Labor Day the count at the same time was 310. At least 62 drownings and 68 violent deaths in all other types of accidents, had combin- ed with the auto toll for an over-all 487 at that point. The counting will cover a period of *78 hours for the three day holiday .weekend. For that period last year, there were 364 traffic deaths, 92 drownings, and 83 lives lost in miscellaneous accidents, atotal of 539. The Japan to Get Loan WASHINGTON (INS) export-import bank has approv- ed a loan under -which Japan will get $60 million to purchase U.S. cotton between now and next July 31. ( ' new A U.N. spokesman said truce supervisor General E7 L. M. Burns did not think the incident at Tobat el Asra affected the ceasefire in any way. An Israeli Army spokesman said a patrol which lost its way crossed the border by error. He said three Israeli soldiers were missing after a clash that followed the border crossing. Egypt said four Isi-aelis were kjllcd in fighting which started when a 20-man Israeli patrol fired on its forces. The new ceasefire became effective shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday, when Egypt's accep- tance was received by U.N. headquarters in Gaza. Burn's headquarters said both Israel a.nd Egypt had given "uncondi- tional" agreement to the truce. Sudanese Rebels Surrendering KHARTOUM, Sudan (UP)— The Sudan Government forces Monday continued their mop- ping up operations in the re- bellious south as more mutin- eers surrendered and quanti- ties of arms were recovered. At Torit, center of the rebel- lion, 24 mutineers surrendered Sunday bringing the total so far to four officers and 119 men. At Kapoete Sudan forces found a large quantity of am- munition and arms, vehicles and wireless equipment in good condition. Colonel Who Flew 822 MPH Set World Record, AF Reveals AP Radiophoto F-100C CRACKS SPEED RECORD OVER CALIFORNIA DESERT PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (UP) —Air Force Col. Horace A. Hanes set a world's speed rec- ord of 822.135' m.p.h. in an F- 100C Super Sabre jet 16' days ago to win the Thompson Tro- phy, the Air Force disclosed officially at the national air- show here Monday. The flight shattered the pre- vious record of 755 m.p.h. The 39-year-old senior test pilot made the new record run over a 18.1110 kilometer (ap- proximately 11 miles) course Aug. 20 near Palmdale, Cal., in the Thompson Trophy test. ;

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