EGYPTIAN REFINERY FIRE Egypt loses eighty percent of its oil-producing capacity as two refineries and a number of storage tanks go up in flames. Israeli artillery set off the inferno in a three-hour exchange with Egyptian guns across the Suez Canal.
BABE' DIDRIKSON DIES "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias dies of cancer at the age of 42, and sports lovers everywhere mourn the passing of the beloved "world's greatest woman athlete." Highlights of her truly fabulous career, from the 1932 Olympics, where she burst into fame, to the present are reviewed.
BASEBALL IN IRELAND For the first time since the last World War, American Doughboys cross bats on Irish soil. A huge crowd turns out to see the game, which is played for charity--among which are many American soldiers.
WINANT BACK TO SEE PRESIDENT Uncle Sam's envoy to England, John G. Winant, returns to Laguardia Field, N.Y. on the Yankee Clipper for important talks with the President on World War II. He makes no statement on arrival, but hurries to Washington.
NAVY AIR BASE COMMISSIONED High Navy and city officials commission the Floyd Bennett Field air base as a Naval Air Station, as squadrons of warplanes roar overhead. Mayor LaGuardia transfers title to Commander Don Smith.
BASEBALL'S HERO PASSES ON Death comes to "Larrupin Lou" Gehrig, the "Iron Man" of baseball. The former Yankee slugger succumbs to strange illness that halted his record-breaking career. Scenes honoring the ballplayer at Yankee Stadium in New York.
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