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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 10, 1967, Tokyo, JapanTrain wreck at Shin Uku staffs 2 million commuters Tokyo is a estimated 2 million com Muters were forced to us taxis subways and other Means of transportation tuesday As an aftermath of an Early morning Colli Sion Between a freight train and a fuel train at Shin Juke station. A railways spokesman said1,185 train runs of the Chuo Yamate and Sou lines were halted to allow workmen to Clear the tracks of the wrecked cars. The spokesman said worker completed the Clearing of the Chuo line tracks of All debris at 3 . Wednesday. He said full service was re stored to the Yamate line tues Day afternoon while Sou line which uses some of the Chuo line tracks did not resume serv ice until wednesday morning. A Japan National railway spokesman said the workers spent most of their time trying to extract fuel from the dam aged tank cars because of the fire Hazard. He estimated 21,14 Gallons were lost in the fire. . Army tank trucks equipped with suction equip ment were sent to the scene of the Accident from Yokohama to Aid in the cleanup Accident occurred tues Day about 1 45 . When a freight train loaded with gravel hit the fuel train broadside about328 feet North of the station. The resulting explosion and fire destroyed 3 fuel cars 4freight cars and one of the Loco motives. Meanwhile Yod Bashi police reported that the freight train Engineer and his assistant have been arrested on charges of professional negligence. Police said the Engineer erred in turning off his automatic train stopping device. They said the automatic de vice is designed to give a warn ing signal when a train passes a red signal. An emergency Brake is automatically applied five seconds after the warning signal. Minesweepers to be returned Tokyo a the japanese government decided tuesday to return to the United states seven minesweepers which have been loaned under the . Lend lease agreement. Of the seven three minesweepers will be returned immediately. The remaining four will be returned before the end of fiscal1968. Japan has borrowed 110 War ships from the United states since 1951. These vessels were returned when their usefulness ended. With the return of the seven minesweepers Japan still has six escort ships and one Marine on loan. Sub noted woman legislator Dies Tokyo a mrs. Akina Kamogawa a noted member of the upper House of parliament died Here tuesday of a malign ant Lymphatic tumor. She would have been 70 thursday. She was a member of the ruling Liberal democratic party of the upper House to which she was elected in 1962 with the largest number of votes of 1,160, 000 in the National constituency. Her death reduced the govern ment party strength in the 250 seat upper House to 138. Firemen Cool Down several tank cars involved in tuesday s train collision Between an 18-car fuel train and a freight train loaded with gravel at Shin Juke station. Three tank cars filled with Jet aircraft fuel exploded upon Impact with the freight train and the resulting fire burned for two hours before it could be extinguished. The locomotive in the background was completely burned to. Is Japan health Bill passes 1st test Tokyo a prime minister Eisaku Sato s ruling Liberal democratic party succeeded monday night in passing a controversial health Bill in the lower House of the diet. The vote in the 486-seat House was 243-159. Eighty four other legislators either abstained or were absent. The Bill was sent to the upper House of councillors where it is expected to encounter further debate that could Force an Extension of the current special session of the diet. The diet was originally convened for a 15-Day special session ending thursday. The Bill opposed vocally and occasionally physically by opposition parties is aimed at reducing a mounting deficit in the government managed health insurance program. It would make patients and insurance holders shoulder More of the program s costs. The opposition led by the socialist party tried to Block Pas Sage by submitting several no Confidence motions against Sato s Cabinet ministers delay ing parliamentary proceedings with slow Down tactics and on occasion shoving and clashing with diet guards and lip Mem Bers. Band concert in Yokohama Zama Japan the296th army band Camp Zama and the Kanagawa police ban were scheduled to hold their first combined concert of 1967on wednesday at 6 30 . At Yokohama Park. The concert Marks the 15thconsecutive year the bands have joined to form a 63-piece or Chestra. The orchestra was to be con ducted by two cola Martin,29 the bandmaster Kojiro to Bune conductor of Yokohama s symphony orchestra and Wataru Watanabe bandmaster of Kanagawa police band. Rusk Miki head delegates to 6th . Talks Washington up Secretary of state Dean Rusk and japanese foreign minister Takeo Miki will head their delegations to the 6th meeting of the join United states Japan committee on Trade and economic affairs to be held Here sept. 13-15, the state depart ment announced today. The committee will discuss a wide Range of economic and Trade problems including. Economic cooperation for asian development the Aid policies of both countries the expansion . And Japan Trade relations and Post Kennedy round Trad policies. The committee first established after a meeting Between the late president Kennedy and the late japanese prime min ister Hayato Ikeda held its Las meeting in Kyoto in july 1966. Besides Miki the japanese delegation will include finance minister Mikio Mizuta agriculture and forestry minister Tadao Kuraishi minister of inter National Trade and Industry a Taro Kanno transportation min ister Takeo Ohashi labor min ister Takashi Hayakawa and the director general of the economic Agency Kiichi Miyazawa. The . Delegation will in clude Rusk Secretary of Interior Stewart l. Udall Secretary of agriculture Orville , Secretary of com Merce Alexander b. Trowbridge Secretary of labor w. Willard Wirtz Secretary of the Treasury Henry h. Fowler and the chair Man of the president s Council of economic advisors Gardner Ackley. The japanese ambassador to the United states Takezo Shi Moda and the . Ambassador to Japan u. Alexis Johnson also will attend the state department said. Colonels due stars Washington up presi Dent Johnson monday nominated 11 Marine corps colonels for promotion to. Brigadier general. The nominees Edward Doyle Mountain View Calif. Leo Dulacki Arlington a. Harry Olson Honolulu Hawaii Carl Hoffman Springfield a. Wil Liam Johnson san Diego Calif. Henry Hise Falls Church a. Edwin Simmons Alexandria a. Robert Carney jr., Washington . Herman Pogge Meyer jr., Bradenton Fla. Wil Liam Chip Naples Italy and Ralph Spanjer Alexandria a. Sukarno keeps Flag Jakarta a ousted pres ident Sukarno has refused to turn Over the key to the Strong Box holding Indonesia s original National Flag the official new Agency Ankara reports. Air Force oks extensions is Washington Bureau Washington major air Force commands now have the authority to extend overseas duty Tours for men in Long tour areas who Are due to leave the service upon their return to . Extensions May be for up to six months to coincide with retirement or separation. Approval to extend Tours up to a limit of 42 months was Given by air Force Headquarters in a letter to major com mands july 31. Extensions Are to be handle Don a voluntary basis. They will be granted Only when the adjusted return Date coincides with the airman s Dis charge or retirement Date Theair Force said. Major commands already have the authority to extend duty in Short tour areas on voluntary basis. Trapped skipper rescued Takamatsu Japan a _ four men including the ship s Captain were trapped in an overturned japanese Tanker tuesday after the ship collided with a nationalist chinese freighter in Japan s Inland sea. After 15 hours of Rescue operations workers managed to bring out the Captain alive. The maritime safety Agency said capt. Sadao Furuike 42, and three other crewmen were trapped inside the partly sub merged 199-ton Tanker no. .1 Seicho Maru tapping sounds could be heard from inside the Hull. Rescue workers with a Crane ship and Salvage boats rushed to the scene about six Miles from this port City and the workers Cut through the Hull to Rescue the Captain. They also recovered the body of the chief Engineer Yoshio Furuhama 39, from the ship s engine room. The two other crewmen were listed As mis sing. The nationalist chinese freighter involved in the Colli Sion was the 6,757-ton Chun were no injuries or major damage reported aboard the Hun an. Japan greets Korea aides Tokyo a the South korean delegation to the first regular ministerial conference Between Japan and South Korea arrived Here from Seoul tues Day. The korean delegates led by Deputy prime minister Chang key Young were welcomed at the Tokyo Airport by japanese foreign minister Takeo Miki japanese ambassador to Seoul Shiro Shichi Kimura and other government the Airport Chang expressed Hope that the conference will produce substantial results on economic problems. The conference opening wednesday is expected to focus on Japan South Korea economic co operation especially on $270 Mil lion private japanese Loans needed for South Korea s Sec Ond five year plan. Big China flood Taipei up the worst flood in a Century has hit North West China s Tsi Ghai province the Central news Agency re ports. Pacific stars & stripes 7 turf Day August 10, 1967

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