The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 13, 1951 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 13, 1951
Page 12
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PAGE TXTELVB (ARK.) COtrRIER NEWS Allies Prepare for 2nd Worst Foe-Deadly Korean Winter U. S. KIGHTH ARMY HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Scpl. 13. WJ— Allied tiglilhis men arc readying defenses against their second bitterest foe in Korea—the frigid winter which is just a few months away. Already there 19 a touch of coolness in the night air and tlie supply channels are full of warm winter clothing. Lack of such clothing last year cost heavily when frostbite and the Chinese struck almost simultaneously Then the BiglUh Army \VH.S moving toward the Yalu River of North Korea. Supply roads were narrow pnd strained. Ammunition, gasoline and food had to go up. Winter clothing trickled forward. This year the roads nre ample. A riaily stream of trucks already is carrying the first issue of winter clothing to front line divisions. When winter strikes, the united Nations troops will be as ready for it as they are now for the Communists, The Army Is providing clothes lor all iU divisions and most of tile United Nations troops fighting In Korea. The first Marine Division will use mostly Army gear, but will try some new wrinkles of its own. The British Commonwealth Division will l>c provided with Us own clothing—but here too the Army Is ready to fill any need. Troops 1o lie €lotlie<t One tiling ts certain. The troops will be amply clothed in plenty of time. The Eighth Army G-4 (supply) officer, Col. Alberk K. Stebblns. naiU most of the equipment would be the same as last year's "bill we're going to gel It all up to them on time this year." The winter clothing will be Issued In three phases, until by Nov. ) the Infantryman will oc ready for the bitterest, weather. The schedule calls for the front line troops to be provided with woolen undershirts, two blanketa, a Held jacket, wool lined leather gloves and a water proof clothing bag by Sept. 15. Some troops already have received the Ural Issue. Wool by Ott. I By Oct. 1, the Infantrymen will have wool trousers, sweaters, flannel shirts, long underwear and a hood to their field jackets. By Nov. \, when every soldier should be outfitted, the army will have Issued every man ft feather- packed, mountain-type sleeping bag. * pile liner for his Jacket, a parka- type overcoat, woolen socks and mufflers and cither the artlc over, shoes or rubber bottomed, leather topped shoe pacs. The Marine* are experimenting THURSDAY, 'SEPTEJtBER 18, 1981 with their own type winter footgear —an insulated rubber field boot. Army Model Criticized The Army model has been criticized as non-porous, It's felt lining sometimes becomes wet with perspiration and In bitter cold weather this can freeze, Thus the front line soldier often carried a spare felt Inner sole next to his body to keep It dry ami changed as often as he got a chance. The Marines hope their new boot ill keep their- feet both warm and dry. The Marines al-so arc using a new type tent of nylon with a wool lining. It will be set up close to the front and used as a warming tent by front line troops whenever they can lake a break, The schedule of issuing clothing is predicted on a table of weather statistics for Korea plus the infantryman's habit of carrying only what he needs. "If we issue too much now." Stcbbins said, "It will Just disappear before the real cold weather sets in." Elead Courier News Classified Ads SHOWER FOR Ct'S ON THE MOVE—Now operating in Korea Is lh« mobile shower trailer unit, above, towed by a jeep, and able to deliver warm water from any stream or pond. Designed by the Army Quartermaster Corps, the unil consists of stainless steel boiler, fuel pump, forced - dralt blower and water pump, aU driven by a gasoline engine. Warm water—first heated scalding hoi and then mixed with cold—it delivered from 24 lets within 20 minutes after the rie is halted. French Spokesman Sayt Russian Try to Split West Will Not PARIS, Sept. 11. '(*)— A Fteneh spokesman called Russia's latest not* to Prance yesterday "•o obvious and expected attemp to divide Ihe western world." It wont succeed, he added. The spokesman said the official text of the note has not been rftt, celved In Paris. It was delivered ff the French ambassador In Moscow last night, and the Moscow radio broadcast It. 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