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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 6, 1955, Tokyo, Japan stery Man Tricks Reds Into By Joseph Fleming BERLIN UP Rus sians Monday released two American sold held in Soviet prisons for more than seven y e a r and a mystery man who trick ed the Rus sians into free ing him be cause they thought he was f1 The mystery Hopkins man gained his freedom be cause he posed as Frederick Hopkins of New York It took American interrogators five hours to determine that that really is his not an He fooled the but he could not fool an Army spokesman We do not know he He is not an Perhaps he is Ger He is an Hopkins was not the only prisoner who tricked the Rus sians into Tues day two Germans posed as Danes to get out of The two turned over to American authorities Tues day at Soviet headquarters at are Wilfred and Michael was also known under the name of The soldiers both complained they needed medical attention and they were placed under guard in the Army hospi tal They both have been listed as absent without The two Americans and Hopkins were released along with 24 other F r e n six two two eight Cumish Belgians and four Hopkins was a puzzle to the Americans from the The State Department had asked for the release of Cum ish and and the Soviets replied they would re lease the two soldiers and Hopkins as The Ameri cans had never heard that any American named Hopkins was in Russian And never before had the Russians volunteered to release American without an American Insists Hes American Hopkins on his release first maintained he was an Ameri can Then he insisted he was an American He would give the Americans no help in determining his real the army treated him the same way they the two American They fed gave him clean new and toilet articles and sent him to the army hospital for a physi cal along with the American authorities said Hopkins would remain in the h o s p i t al at least until Wed Another Ger man released was a German cousin of Prin ce Bernhardt of the Nether He was Prince H e i n Zur Lippe He was captured on the Eastern front while serving with the German other returnees Swiss authorities said they were RIPES UNOFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF UNITED STATES FAR EAST IV 248 1955 Israel Apologizes For Truce Rift Israel INS apologized Monday for a regrettable error by a patrol which fired on Egyptian forces seven hours after a ceasefire took effect in the Gaza SO SAN Han waves goodby from his 14foot row boat as he leaves San Francisco for a 120 mile trip to He plans to make the in six to nine In Handry rowed from San Francisco to Stock ton and has planned the trip to Sacramento ever UP Photo TOKYO Far East Air Force spokesman said Mon day that two of four twin engine light bombers Cap able of carrying atomic bombs arrived in Japan Sunday after The spokesman said tne speedy American jets touched down at Air Base north west of Tokyo at 2 Sunday after completing a flight from the He said one of the 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 0 The spokesman said the will be assigned to the Third Bomb Wing which is stationed at Johnson Air Base near To 25 Injured in Ohio As Trains Collide AP Twentyfive more people were injured early Monday morning when the Manhattan Pennsylvania Railroad traveling from New York to collided with an east bound freight four miles west of Southern California Cools Off to 99 LOS AP sun eased up a bit on scorched southern California It was only 99 de grees fahrenheit in Los An For the last five days it has been 101 or higher with last Thursdays 110 setting an record for Los The coroners office Mon day listed some 40 deaths as due primarily to heat or in which heat was a heavily contributing Gladys Hits Threatens Flood AP storm called Gladys struck land Mon day with within a breath of hurricane then swept to the northwest where resi dents braced themselves for what disaster agencies say may become more critical flooding Persons in the storms path remembered last years storm Alice cost hundreds of one knows how many wiped out great sections of towns on the Mexican side of the Rio It was the sort of storm as Paris Raid Nabs Africans PARIS round ed up hundreds of North Af ricans Monday in a nation wide crackdown on National ist It was the biggest police op in France since the mass raids on Communist lo cals and headquarters in Several hundred Algerians suspected of belonging to the r e n c h revolutionary North African committee were taken into custody and will be shipped to Algeria for outlaw national liberation popularly known as the army of reportedly has branches in Police said many of those arrested had pressured Alger ians to contribute money for secret funds to finance anti French Meanwhile on the exiled sultan of Morocco Mohammed Ben Youssef Mon day received two high French officials in a moment tri umph over the country which drove him abruptly from his throne two years Georges one of Frances most distinguished military and Henry a top Qua DOrsay Continued on Page 1 Labor Day Traffic Toll Rises to 357 CHICAGO AP Labor Day holiday weekend traffic toll pushed relentlessly toward a new record high Mon Traffic had Claimed 357 persons from 6 when the count to 6 Last Labor Day the count at the same time was At least 62 drownings and 68 violent deaths in all other types of had combin ed with the auto toll for an overall 487 at that The counting will cover a period of hours for the three day holiday For that period last there were 364 traffic 92 and 83 lives lost in miscellaneous a total of The Japan to Get Loan WASHINGTON INS exportimport bank has approv ed a loan under which Japan will get million to purchase cotton between now and next July new A spokesman said truce supervisor General Burns did not think the incident at Tobat el Asra affected the ceasefire in any An Israeli Army spokesman said a patrol which lost its way crossed the border by He said three Israeli soldiers were missing after a clash that followed the border Egypt said four were in fighting which started when a 20man Israeli patrol fired on its The new ceasefire became effective shortly before 5 when Egypts tance was received by headquarters in Burns headquarters said both Israel Egypt had given tional agreement to the Sudanese Rebels Surrendering Sudan The Sudan Government forces Monday continued their mop ping up operations in the re south as more mutin eers surrendered and quanti ties of arms were At center of the rebel 24 mutineers surrendered Sunday bringing the total so far to four officers and 119 At Sudan forces found a large quantity of am munition and vehicles and wireless equipment in good Colonel Who Flew 822 MPH Set World AF Reveals AP Radiophoto CRACKS SPEED RECORD OVER CALIFORNIA DESERT UP Force Horace Hanes set a worlds speed rec ord of in an F 100C Super Sabre jet 16 days ago to win the Thompson Tro the Air Force disclosed officially at the national air show here The flight shattered the pre vious record of 755 The 39yearold senior test pilot made the new record run over a kilometer ap proximately 11 miles course 20 near in the Thompson Trophy
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