The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1951 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 3, 1951
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PAGE TWO HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN JLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Today's American Soldier Is the BesC But He Has Too Much to Live For NEW YORK, Iff—A young lieutenant, a survivor o! the deadly battle for Heartbreak BJdge In Korea laid: "The American Doughboy is just a* good here as he has ever been anywhere. He has only one fault. He has too much to live for," Atop the ridge as he spoke lav the unrecovcred bodies of many American men, lost flesh from the lieutenant's own shattered battalion. His eloquent appraisal nf the U. s. infantryman, given after two straight weekj of frightful uphill fighting is as fair as any ever made, ". . . as good llfro as hp lias ever been...only one fault...too much to live for." These words are terribly true. They point up the plight and Ihe danger of American avms in the 16th month of the Korean War. Official military studies have shown that in many Korean actions the American doughboy fought, more fiercely, and with more skill, than lie did in ninny engagements of the second World War. Since then he has been backed up with a great deal more armor, artillery and air support. He Is Most Mllflrnt He Is today probably the most efficient soldier ever to represent this nation. But he Is a technician baltle, a virtuoso If you please, » soldier who prefers to . avoid body for his life against a foe he regards as barbarian,.To him the Chinese and North Korean enemy seem little more lhan sad and frenzied animals that by some occult mystery have been taught to load and fire guns at him. They Obey Orders American troops carry out orders because they believe that by doing so they wlH come back to the highest standard of living in the world. They want to return (o a land where lood and warmth are taken /or granted, and a man can work up to something better. Their Rod enemy carry out or-' ders because they are orders: be cause they know nothing except "follow the leader"; because they would starve if they refused to obey. They attack In blind wave? of needless flesh that sicken an American marhlnegunher and fill him with a kind of awe that life can be so cheap. "Too much to live for?" That . n X. b * ?." * mcrlc '>'> ">»" on a . y contact with the enemy and wants to kill him from a distance. He puts his faith in his weapons rather (hrm his muscles. Why? "He has too much to live for," said the lieutenant, who knows. The American soldier has the distaste that any person who regards himself as civilized must feel when he finds himself reduced to fightin" single battlefield. But it is an American virtue In terms of our national safety. I'. S.'FJpsI, i, Limited This country has no waves of • ei/nrsc™ tins " csh to WI " h over nnd drown the technician In te( ™lng flesh of Asia in arms its ,.„., „,..__. flwh Is limited and cannot be wasted. Nor can its dreams be — -•••• ii,, in vdJll.S DB thrown away, the dreams of those who have so much to live for. The American casualties are now more than 85,000. A second winter of potential stalemate b at hand unless some daring tactical stroke of gigantic size breaks the tack of Red resistance. But some way must be found to slop this bleeding to death of American men In Asiatic snows. Can our Army afford the drain of taklnu Korea hill nfter endless hilt a« i( did In Italy? ' S " America may y c t have to reach deeper nto Its nrmory and produce a mightier and more decisive weapon to save the hopeful n e sh n , ld trained brains of frontline troop,' we cannot spore. A bold new move would appeai to be the answer. WRECKAGE OF CRASHED JKT m-KNS cls onlooker, atare at the stiH-burnlng wreckage of a Jet fighter which rtug co, n c W' ">»<•"*>« • collision with another jet fighter ne«r Wtill.ccburg, Ont Both pilots MCCARTHY POINTS FINGER —6«n. Joseph McCarthy (R-\vls) points his finger as he recites his charges before a Senate Foreign Eolations subcommittee at Washington that Amhassador-at-Largc Philip c. Jejssup has "an unusual affinity for Communist causes." He presented several pink covered volumes of document In support of his claims. He appeared i \ opposition lo confirmation of jissup ns United States representative to the U.N. <AP wire- photo) Negroes Can Vote, But No Reds for Louisiana Election BATON ROUGE. La,, Oct. 3 W.- Negroes may now vote legally In Louisiana Democratic primaries but Communists are barred. _Thc state Democratic Central Cortimittce mooting here yesterday chanced Iti rules of qualifications for voter.? nnd candidates Where the rule,s formerly said a voter or a cnndldatc "shall be a white person." the new rule says only that he or she "shall be registered a.s (i member of the Democratic Party." But It adds that the voter must never have been "a member of or associated with any Communist or Communist-front organization listed as such by the congressional committee on Un-American Activities or the Department of Justice." King George Improves LONDON, Oct. 3. Wl - King coree's doctors reported today his condition continues to Improve after a lung operation. A medical bulle- :m said: "After another good ntsht :he KinR's condition shows further improvement." CIO to Scorn 4-Cent Raise Murray Flatly Sayt Offer 'Won't Do' DETROIT. Oct. 3. I/I*) - It will take more than a four-cent an hour raise, .iay,s Philip Murray, to satisfy CIO members whose wages are not liitched (o the ccst-of-llving But the CIO president still U not saying .what the demand will be. At a conference the CIO'.s Murray was nskert yesterday about forthcoming negotiations between Ihe CIO stcelworkcrs union, which he also heads, and the steel industry. The negotiations, slntcd to start about Dec. 1, mny have .in Important bearing on 1952 p s national wage pattern. A reporter noted that the stccl- a'oricer.'; would be permitted only an estimated four-cent increase under government wage controls. Sain" Murray: "I will tell you confidentially right now that four cent.? would be very low." Then, at the reporter's urging, lie! said, "you can quota me llntly on ' that." Murray said the steehvorkws' dt-- mands would be drafted later by the union's policy committee. The name of the country Eeudaor Is Spanish tor "equator." Korea Has Birthday PVSAN, Korea, Oct. 3. (IF) —Koreans today celebrated the 4.2Snth birthday of tlicir country. Koreans believe (he country was founded by a. holy person named Tangun. Elizabeth and Philip Will Have Top Pilot in Charge of Flight WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1951 LONDON. Oct. I. IIP, — when Princess Elizabeth and the Duke ot Edinburgh arranged a trans-At- lantic night to start their North American tour they really picked a professional to manage the airplane. In charge of the (light, to start from the London airport at 12:30 a.m. Monday, U the- most methodical and care(ul of pilots—Britain's fabulous o. P. (Oscar Philip) Jones, Should the Princes* and duke ask him what an Atlantic crossing Is like he will be able to tell them that nothing of special intereM happened on hia first 250 air Journeys to America. He has had more adventure (lying over the English Channel, but he has done that more than 7000 time*, For years he crossed the channel several limes a day. Once on a channel flight, he brought In' nis plane after a bolt of lightning had melted his radio transmitter. Capt. Jone/i. 53. Is the dean of pilots of the British overseas airways corporation. 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