The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1951 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 30, 1951
Page 7
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1951 _ BLYTHEVTLLE, (AnK.V COURIER NEWS ?AGE SEVEN HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Korean War'Strangest' In American History 'oison Bread Blamed in Death Of Four in Southern France NEW YORK (AP) — The campaign In Korea still Is the strangest in th« history of American arim. For two months now more words : than bullets have been fired In auger back and forth across that weary peninsula. Instead of trying to call each other's shots, each side has been calling each other names. Only a year a#o the North Korean order of the day was "on to Pusan." And the fledgling American army's grim Instructions were to "stand or die" on the Naktong River line. The present philosophy of all adversaries seems to be that comfortable old schoolyard slogan: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" Be (run In a misty dawn barrage the Korean War is dwindling toward a stalemate conclusion in t twilight of verbal recriminations. I is like a summer storm with thi stabb in g If gh tnlng flashes dy in down and the steaming hills mut tering with distant thunder. Those who insist the world shouli be all one thing or the other hav a mrowinp impatience. Fhey regar the cease-'fire negotiations as a w?ste of time. Life—in war or peace --is more often grey than cither a clear-cut black or white. And sometimes half a truce Is better than " none. lull A Good Thins? An optimist could put up a strong argument that the present long± continued lull in major ground war^ fare operations has been a good thing all around. It Is true that- it has given the Chinese time in which to mass fresh reinforcements. But It has also given the Red Chinese leaders plenty of lime to do some depressing thinking about how futile It is for them to mass those troops. Where can they lead them? The United Nations army is- also big- g&r. stronger and more, confident than ever. Its days of real retreat are over. It now has the reserve firepower to singe China's hordes a though they were so many mindless grasshoppers. Depth Has Bo«n Increased The depth of military stalemate therefore has been Increased. And the situation cries more clearly every day for a diplomatic solution. Re( China's problem—and she knows i —Is to pick the broken pieces of her false dragon face off the floor anc try to put them back on straight She knows the rest of the Orien; will snicker at her, but there isn'i much else she can do, important ai saving "face" U In her part of thi world. The lull has given South Korei time* to train more troops and d -something to help her millions 'displaced refugees; And the averag ^k \ Korean farmer, looking at hi ^^ greening paddies, can't help bu pray to his household gods that th unofficial truce will go on Cor an other two months or so'. That'll giv him time to harvest his rice, th crop his life depends on. Lull Is A Lifesaver This strange half-armistice als has been a lifesaver for scores of thousands of weary American veterans who took the bnmt of heavy fighting from the start. It has given the Army a chance to rotate them home and replace them with new troops. And for that reason alone many homes today hold a tremulous gladness. Only a year ago it was still really nip-and-tuck whether the Stars and Stripes and the blue-and-white flag of" the United Nations could stay in Korea. No one who was there then can help but feel today the hope of a settlement of the Korean issue \s learer. The longer the talking goes n, the surer it Is there won't be any more major battles. Conversation Is often boring, but t is rarely fatal. And the more anybody talks about fighting the ess reason he sees for it.* PARIS, Aug. 30. (fl — Poisoned bread was blamed yesterday for a bizarre illness in the south ol Prance which has taken four lives, driven people mad and forced some :o attempt suicide. Three other .owns reported epidemics of ordinary food poisoning. Strange tales of ' 'bread that makes men mad" came from the liny Rhone River port of Pont St, Esprit, where four persons have died since the weird malady struck Japan Can Sign Pact with Reds Way Open to Treaty With Chinese, Says Sec. Dean Acheson WASHINGTON, Aug. 30. (/P) Secretary of State Acheson said yesterday the new Japanese Peace Treaty will leave Japan free to sign later a seperate treaty with Communist China. Acheson said however, the treaty would prohibit Japan from entering a pact with any country which offers Japan more favorable terms than granted to other nations. He declined to say whether the r JS, would oppose any agreement etween an independent Japan and ied China. Acheson told his regular weekly iews conference that the state de- lartment had no indication that lu&sia's delegation will actually ign the treaty at the San Franisco conference next month. There have been published predictions that Russia would — or would not—sign the treaty. In another comment on treaty developments, Acheson told a reporter he did not think the United States was being too hasty in press- ng for-a treaty now even though .he Senate might not get around to ratification before next year. Asked under what treaty term* Russia could be prevented from stationing occupation troops in Japan, Acheson said he preferred to refer the question to John Foster Dulles who has been in charge of treaty negotiation!. Aug. 17. At least 200 persons have site which flourishes In rainy years. Officials thought the illness might be a recurrence ot "fervent' fever" known during the middle ages to have been caused by ergot and to have driven men mad. They've given some of the bread to mice and the mice have become called Paralyted. for urgent medical care apd some' said their brains were wracked by hallucinations of being surrounded by flames or monsters, Physicians found that all those stricken had eaten bread from the same bakeries. Some bread was thrown Into the river and the fish died. Authorities are thinking o! banning fishing In the river. The use of flour from a number of mills supplying _ the town already has been banned. One theory Is flour was poisoned with ergot, a cereal para- At another village—St. Oaltnler— some 100 persons were reported 111 after eating Ice cream. One source said paratyphoid germs were found In the milk from which the Ice cream was made. A Swiss auiomooue worker must work two years to earn enough money to buy a car which he helps produce, ngainst six months for a Detroit automobile worker. European workers generally could not aflord to operate automobiles even if they got them lite. 'nventor of Automobile Self-Starter Is 75; 'Seen Some Great Things DAYTON, O., Aug. 39. (If)— The man who Invented the first successful automobile self starter—a n d went on to neao me research division of General Motors Corp. was 75 years old yesterday. have seen some of the greatest things that have ever beset mankind," said sprightly Charles F Ketterlng yesterday In a statement. "How can we feel we are going to hell when we have gone all this way in the past 50 years. The next half century offers opportunities that never existed before." Kettering retired in 1941 as vice president of General Motors. 4 British Officers Are Overdue From Expedition into Greenland LONDON, Aug. 30. W) - Four 3ilt!sh Navy officers have failed reappear on schedule from a one month expedition into the icy wilds of northeast Greenland, it was disclosed yesterday. Tiie men had planned to rendezvous with a flying boat near the const on Sunday [or their return trip to civilization. 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