Pacific Stars And Stripes, September 27, 1957

Pacific Stars And Stripes

September 27, 1957

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Issue date: Friday, September 27, 1957

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 27, 1957, Tokyo, JapanTYPHOON KILLS 13 •».»•• * # » * * « • * * * * » « Okinawa Jolted; 105 Hurt, 36 Missing AN UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF. THE ARMED FORCES FAR EAST Vol. 13, No. 269 Dulles OKs >With an (See Story .Page 2) WASHINGTON (AP)—Sec- retary of State John Foster Dulles offered Thursday to meet with Syria's Foreign Minister Salah Bitar — if he asks for an appointment. The State Department madethis known Thursday at the same "time it disclosed official-ly that the United States has promised Tunisia to help it ob-tain weapons it wants for its armed forces. A State Department spokesmansaid Mr Dulles "would be glad to extend the same courtesy" ofmeeting with the Syrian foreign DAMASCUS (AP)—Reliablesources reported Thursday that King Saud has expressed dissat-isfaction to President Eisenhower over 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 penetration into Syria "have no substantialjustification." policy chief that he has extendedto other foreign ministers whom ha 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 to meet with Mr. Dalles, The Weather SaturdayTokyo- Yokohama:Partly Cloudy 78,Low 60, Friday/Sept. 27, 1957 S&S Okinawa Bureau Up 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 missing in the wake of the storm. Seventy Okinawans were injured. Thirty-five Americans 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 gave birth 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 powered submarines, during an underwater cruise at a depth of 60 feet nearNewport, R.I., Thursday. (AP Radiophoto) ' ' 9President Aboard A-Sub During Deep Sea Dive NEWPORT, RJ. (UP)—President Eisenhower made an historic dive off the coast of New England Thursday in a brief underwater cruise aboard the Navy's newest atomic- powered submarine, the Seawolf. The Seawolf submerged at 1:22 p.m. to periscope depth about seven miles off the Rhode Island coast inthe Atlantic with Mr. Eisenhower aboard as a luncheon guest of the commanding officer,Cdr. Richard B. Laning, Wash- ington, B.C.The President went aboard the 3eawolf in Narragansett Bay, trans-ferring from the White House yacht Barbara Anne.* * # MR, EISENHOWER thus becamethe first president to make an underwater trip aboard an atomic-powered vessel. The Seawolf stopped off here forthe inspection of th? President en route to her home port. A change of course Wednesday night sent Faye giant- stepping toward the island and Condition One went into effect in the .early hours of Thursday morning. High winds hit a still-sleeping populace t The eye of the storm roared How 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. the quick, 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 to assess 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 say that "extensive" damage was done to aircraft at Naha andKadena ABs. * # * # # AT NAHA, ONE OF A line of lashed-down Marine planes was torn loose by the wind and slammed into the plane (Continued on Page 2, Col. 4) Faye Heads For Japan TOKYO (S&S)—Typhoon Faye, which devastated Okinawa Thurs- day, is approaching Japan andwill probably travel parallel with the main island of Honshu off theeastern Coast. In its 6 a.m. Friday bulletin,Tokyo Weather Central located the storm 300 miles south south-east of Nagoya, moving north- east at 40 m.p.h.Winds in the typhoon are 100 m.p.h. * * * CENTER OF THE STORM isexpected to pass 150 miles south of Tokyo at noon Friday. 'Winds in the Tokyo area arenot expected to rise above 60 m.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 150 miles South of Tokyo. The stormcaused 13 deaths and over 100 injuries. (S&S Map) Odd Gusts From Typhoon Faye S&S Okinawa Bureau FT. 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 the wind, Children along Highway 1were out Friday morning with baskets, gathering up smallfish scooped from the sea by the typhoon and deposited intheir yards and doorsteps, § * * * An Oklnawan home took aone-day leave of absence from its foundations. Picked up and blown 100 feet across Highway1, it was hauled back in place Friday by an Army wreckerf• * * * An Army bus, its windshieldshattered, was towed down the highway. A safe-driving signon the rear of the bus added an ironic footnote. It read: "Ex-pect the Unexpected." ;

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