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UNITED PRESS 1 NEWS ■ BRIEFS Says USSR Has 50 A-Bombs WASHINGTON, D. C, June 29.— An atomic expert who fled Russia to Britain was understood today to have estimated that Russia now has about 50 atomic bombs. Some members of the joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committee have been given to understand by intelligence officials that the Russian expert fled to Britain about a year ago. Officers Shaken UNITED STATES 8TH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, June 29.— Lt. Gen. James A. Van Fleet, 8th Army commander, and Rear Adm. A. A. Burke, commanding Cruiser Division Five, were shaken but not injured when their helicopter crashed today on the deck of the heavy cruiser Los Angeles. Truman Gives Approval WASHINGTON, D. C, June 29.— Instructions on possible field negotiation of a cease-fire in Korea have been approved by President Truman and are being sent to Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Far East commander. Oil Company Shuts Down LONDON, England, June 29. — The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company said today it was shutting down its entire operation in Iran and added there was no possibility of a settlement as long as Mohammed Mossadegh was Irans premier. UN Officials Hopeful UNITED NATIONS, N. Y., June 29.— Top United Nations circles were hopeful today that a Korean cease-fire could be effected within two weeks if President Truman gives the word to start battlefield negotiations. Czechs to Free Yanks PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, June 29.— A government announcement said today that two United States Air Force pilots, held since they crossed the frontier by mistake three weeks ago, will be freed and their planes will be returned. Air Strike Settled WASHINGTON, D. C, June 29.— The National Mediation Board announced today that the 11 -day-old United Air Lines strike has been settled. It said pilots and co-pilots will return to work this afternoon. War Now Patrol Action TOKYO, Japan, June 29.— The Korean war subsided into little more than patrol action today and Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway let it be known that he is "willing tc entertain any request for an armistice from the enemy." OK Watered Control Bill WASHINGTON, D. C, June 29.— A quarreling Senate today approved a controls bill which permits rent increases anc bans roll backs on beef prices, but might permit rollbacks on some manufactured items. Promises Bill Withdrawal TEHRAN, Iran, June 29.— Premier Mohammed Mossadegh promised today tc seek the unconditional withdrawal of s pending anti-sabotage bill — a key issue ir the British -Iranian oil dispute. He made the promise to U. S. ambassador Henry F Grady in the first meeting of the two since the collapse of negotiations between Iranian nationalization officials and representatives of the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company.