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   Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 27, 1957, Tokyo, Japan                                TYPHOON KILLS 13•».»•• * # » * * « • * * * * » «Okinawa Jolted; 105 Hurt, 36 MissingAN UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF. THE ARMED FORCES FAR EASTVol. 13, No. 269Dulles OKs>Withan(See Story .Page 2)WASHINGTON (AP)—Sec-retary of State John FosterDulles offered Thursday tomeet with Syria's ForeignMinister Salah Bitar — if heasks for an appointment.The State Department madethis known Thursday at thesame "time it disclosed official-ly that the United States haspromised Tunisia to help it ob-tain weapons it wants for itsarmed forces.A State Department spokesmansaid Mr Dulles "would be gladto extend the same courtesy" ofmeeting with the Syrian foreignDAMASCUS (AP)—Reliablesources reported Thursday thatKing Saud has expressed dissat-isfaction to President Eisenhowerover United States policy towardSyria and advised "reconcilia-tion." The Saudi monarch is re-ported to have told Mr. Eisen-hower that British and U.S, fearsof Soviet Communist penetrationinto Syria "have no substantialjustification."policy chief that he has extendedto other foreign ministers whomha has met,* * * .PRESS OFFICER Lincoln Whitetold a news conference of the sec-retary's attitude in commentingon questions . based on an inter-view Bitar gave to a reporter inNew York,In this interview, Bitar indUcated he would be willing tomeet with Mr. Dalles,The WeatherSaturdayTokyo-Yokohama:Partly Cloudy78,Low 60,Friday/Sept. 27, 1957S&S Okinawa BureauUp Periscope^FT. BUCKNER, Okinawa — Typhoon Faye swept across Okinawa Thurs-day morning, killing 13 persons, tangling communications and wreaking still-untallied damage on United States installations.The 13- dead were all Ryukyuans. Thirty-six persons are still missingin the wake of the storm. Seventy Okinawans were injured. Thirty-fiveAmericans were hurt — 10 seriously enough to require hospitalization.No American deaths have heen reported, but flying debris felled a ma-rine who is in serious condition with a basal skull fracture.At 10:40 a.m., at the peak of the storm, Mrs. Katherine Hiedman gavebirth to a boy. The roof of the children's ward at the Ryukyus Army Hos-pital was blown off and the patients were evacuated.The 146-m.p.h. power of the tropical storm caught Okinawa virtually' unaware and dealt it the most stunning blow since TyphoonEmma struck a year ago this month.PRESIDENT EISENHOWER exclaims at the view, through theperiscope of the Seawolf, the second of the Navy's nuclear poweredsubmarines, during an underwater cruise at a depth of 60 feet nearNewport, R.I., Thursday. (AP Radiophoto)' ' 9President Aboard A-SubDuring Deep Sea DiveNEWPORT, RJ. (UP)—President Eisenhower made anhistoric dive off the coast of New England Thursday ina brief underwater cruise aboard the Navy's newest atomic-powered submarine, the Seawolf.The Seawolf submerged at 1:22 p.m. to periscopedepth about seven miles off the Rhode Island coast inthe Atlantic with Mr. Eisenhower aboard as a luncheonguest of the commanding officer,Cdr. Richard B. Laning, Wash-ington, B.C.The President went aboard the3eawolf in Narragansett Bay, trans-ferring from the White House yachtBarbara Anne.* * #MR, EISENHOWER thus becamethe first president to make anunderwater trip aboard an atomic-powered vessel.The Seawolf stopped off here forthe inspection of th? Presidenten route to her home port.A change of course Wednesday night sent Faye giant-stepping toward the island and Condition One went intoeffect in the .early hours of Thursday morning. High windshit a still-sleeping populace t The eye of the storm roaredHow one Okinawa family 'buttons up' for a typhoon.Pages 12-13. ~ . 'past Kadena AB at about 3:30 a.m., and by 11:30 a.m. thequick, violent passage of the storm was over.Friday morning, Lt. Gen. James E. Moore, high com-missioner of the Ryukyus, and Brig. Gen. Vonna F. Burger,civil administrator, toured the storm-ravaged island toassess the damage and schedule aid where it is mostneeded. ' .U.S. military authorities are still adding up the damage.Heaviest hit, probably, was Okinawa-based air' power. Oki-nawa newspapers and American wire service reports saythat "extensive" damage was done to aircraft at Naha andKadena ABs.* # * # #AT NAHA, ONE OF A line of lashed-down Marine planeswas torn loose by the wind and slammed into the plane(Continued on Page 2, Col. 4)Faye HeadsFor JapanTOKYO (S&S)—Typhoon Faye,which devastated Okinawa Thurs-day, is approaching Japan andwill probably travel parallel withthe main island of Honshu off theeastern Coast.In its 6 a.m. Friday bulletin,Tokyo Weather Central locatedthe storm 300 miles south south-east of Nagoya, moving north-east at 40 m.p.h.Winds in the typhoon are 100m.p.h. * * *CENTER OF THE STORM isexpected to pass 150 miles southof Tokyo at noon Friday.'Winds in the Tokyo area arenot expected to rise above 60m.p.h. in the 34 hours ending 6a.m. Saturday.MAP shows path of TyphoonFaye from its position Thurs-day at 6 a.m. below Okinawa toits 9 a.m. Friday position 150miles South of Tokyo. The stormcaused 13 deaths and over 100injuries. (S&S Map)Odd Gusts From Typhoon FayeS&S Okinawa BureauFT. BUCKNER, Okinawa—Thewinds of Typhoon Faye toss-ed up these bits, of news intheir passage across Okinawa:An Army helmet from NahaAH was found in a civilian hous-ing area 10 miles distant—pre-sumably blown there by thewind,Children along Highway 1were out Friday morning withbaskets, gathering up smallfish scooped from the sea bythe typhoon and deposited intheir yards and doorsteps,§ * * *An Oklnawan home took aone-day leave of absence fromits foundations. Picked up andblown 100 feet across Highway1, it was hauled back in placeFriday by an Army wreckerf• * * *An Army bus, its windshieldshattered, was towed down thehighway. A safe-driving signon the rear of the bus addedan ironic footnote. It read: "Ex-pect the Unexpected."  

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