The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 17, 1951 · Page 7
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 19S1 BLYTHEVTLM! (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS PAGE FTVB China's Red Army: In Only Six Years, Mao's Forces Mushroom From Rag-Tag Horde to Disciplined Army lacing Club Runs Ad or Its Lost Homing igeons; 181 Stray DALLAS, Sept. IT. (/R—Lost: 181 rncing pigeons, Finders: please notify the Pair- way pigeon Racing Club of Dats. The club raced 186 pigeons 90 miles from Waco to Dallas yes- «-dfty Five birds made It. The other 181, which should have arrived by noon, hadn't shown up last nlgllt. If their pigeons come home, the chih owners hope to race them from Austin to Dallas next Sunday. Striking contrast in the Communist Chinese "People's Liberation Army" of 1945 and that of today is provided in the two scenes above. Photo at left, made in 1945, shows Red soldiers shouldering home-made cannon bar- HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Army Says Combat Troops To Get 'Cold' Clothes Early But Columnist Tells Doubt rels, the makings of. their makeshift "heavy artillery." The crude weapons were fashioned from sections of tree trunks with holes drilled for muzzles, various chunks of metal and stones for charges, and set off by flash mechanisms. Recent photo at right, from a Red China source, shows a mechanized unit of the Red Army as it paraded in an undisclosed city in celebration of its 24th anniversary. (Right photo from Eastphoto via Acme.) NEW YORK (AP) — The Army says that this year; the boys in combat are going to get their winter equipment when they need it. History has shown that a soldier needs winter equipment when it gets cold. The object of giving him spring flhaws h .this type of clothing Is to keep him roads to mud. warm, and protect his morale, 50 that he will go on with the fight. r A dispatch from Korea quotes Col. Albert K. Stebbins, the Eighth Army supply officer, as promising this about winter clothing for the troops: "We're going to get It all up to them on time this year." This is a brave goal. ' I certainly wouldn't dare to say the American Army this year won't ^ cJothe its troops ~ properly in time JQI against the rigors of 'winter'." But I ' will say that I never knew it to do It before. I have spe nt four TV Inters with. American combat armies on three continents. In none of those campaigns did all the frontline troops get the farm clothing they yearnec for when they most needed it. Always An Excuse There was always an excuse. Anc the re will be this year unless we nail it on the head now—In advance The Army says that by the first of November it will have clothed its infantryman against the bitterest weather In Korea. Let's remember that date. Many veterans will know what I mean, when I say the American army, certainly since 1941, has dressed for war as a summer pastime and met' the march of winter with a rueful surprise. Nobody ev°r got frostbite In the air-conditioned supply headquarters in the Pentagon. But there would have been even more frostbite cases in the northern cork forests of Tu^ nisia if our men hadn't been gen- JF^erously supplied by British troops in • " the .field. Africa Is Hot? Africa, said the Army blue book, had a hot, dry climate. The fellow who wrote that in Washington never left water In his helmet over night in the Kasserline Valley and awoke to find it frozen. Nor did he freeze at nights in the hills above that valley. But other American men did. So did they freeze on the lonely backbone of Italy In early 1944. But fay late February, when it was warming, a man couldn't walk and carry nil the warm clothing the Army suddenly hit him with. The American Army's shock at the advent of- winter in the mountain- ous''Ardennes is hard to forget. I recall soldiers pulling ammo on rude sleds. I recall the First Army flew in some Alaskan dogs- to- do the trick, too, and they arrived after spring flhaws had turned the snowy out the window and say. "My, It's 1 getting cooler. I wonter if it isn't also getting cooler in Korea." It is. And when you are in the field In Korea, the chill goes from the bone to the marrow. At least It did a year .ago, and ruined many a lad. For the first lime since the civil war the American Army is about to fight a war in the same area two winters in a row. Let us trust that somebody has given the supply branch a calendar, and pointed out that the seasons change In Korea, PS they do in Minnesota. We can't freeze our men two years in a row on the same hill—and blame it on ignorance of the weather. Draper Prison convicts at large continued throughout Alabama today after the capture of a ringleader and four other escapees. Latest to be taken were three prisoner,, who were flushed by bloodhounds between Elmore and Coosada near the prison at Speigner, Ala. They were nabbed early today y the dog wardens who trailed hem into a lake in front of the irison main gate. Guard M. H. McCord said the hrce were unarmed. They were not I recall the German troops had white winter camouflage clothing and we didn't. I recall we flew white cheesecloth in from England and Belgian girls sewed it into makeshift snow capes for our boys. Troops Used Blankets I recall our troops cut up blankets to wrap around their feet because they didn't have enough cold weather hoots. And I recall an American doctor at a 30th Infantry Division field hospital saying, as they brought in a German frostbite victim: "I have been taking off American boys' legs all day long. I hate to say it, but it will be a pleasure to take off an enemy leg for a change." The winter unpreparedness last year in Korea, the price of frostbite: there, is too near to talk much about. The talk then was there would be plenty of warm clothing. There wasn't. But T think it would "be nice If, right now, some supply officer in the Pentagon would stick his finger Alabama Prison Convict Search Nets 5 Escapees MONTGOMERY. Ala., Sept. 17. 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