WASHINGTON IN FLAMES
The United States waited anxiously for word from Washington concerning the safety of the president. With the nation's capital under siege, it had been difficult to receive accurate reports on the damage that had been done there. Frightening rumors had reached some of the cities that the White House was in flames, after being battered by the Martian saucers. Such famous landmarks as the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument had been completely destroyed. Fleeing citizens reported the entire city in flames. The Martians did not spare anyone from their vicious death rays and fear for the presidentís welfare continued to grow by the hour.