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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 11, 1950
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PAGE TEN BLYTMEViLLg. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Guerrilla War Could Undo Chinese Reds • &>• ELTON 0. FAY AP Mil.'firy Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. (AP) ' Some "American military men bclUvc guerrilla warfare on the Chinese mainland by Chiang Kai-shek's .forces, with some help, could do effective damage to the ChAna Communists. .This opinion, expressed to a reporter fxiday by officials who cannot be named, is based on military factors. It docs not take Into account International political and diplomatic considerations. Bocaiise of these latter factors and white House expressions of disapproval, there is reluctance to push the idea. One military view is that such operations would be of definite value as a diversionary operation to draw away some of the Chinese Communist strength uow being poured into the war n Korea. President Truman has been cool to proposals to aid the Chinese Nationalist guerrilla effort because of the danger that Russia might seize upon such aid as pretext for openly intervening in the Asiatic war. Lone-Range Studies Made Nevertheless. It Is known that some quiet ,long-rang6 studies are underway here which could be used if and when administration and diplomatic policies change. Among other developments, a high ranking officer of one of tht services who was an expert on guerrilla activities in the Fur East during World War II ha» been brought back to Washington from an overseas assignment to help In the studies. Dispatches from the Far East suggest that a sizeable Nationalist guerrilla force exists in China. Spencer Moosa, Associated Press correspondent In Formosa, says estimates range from less than 1,000,000 up to 1,600,000. Bui ho points out they are poorly equipped, with old arms and little ammunition. And, he adds, they need n unified leadership. M'Arlliur Wanled to Accept Gen. Douglas MacArthur was reported to have wanted to accept, early in' the Korean war, Chiang's offer to send 33,000 of his Formosa troops to Korea to Join In the war against the Communists. Washington turned thumbs down on Ills proplsal for both political and military 'reasons. Aside from the now well-debated reasons, some high Pentagon officials have opposed the idea on purely military grounds. One argument advanced has been that Chiang's men would be more useful In waging guerrilla warfare in South China. •WRECKS Continued from Page 1 the truck and trailer at $9.000. Trooper Walker stated that the • Impact of the collision knocked the car approximately 51 yards into a ditch. The rear scat of the car was jammed against the front, the truck's frame was snapped. Following the accident, Mr. Ferrell was rushed to the Methodist Hospital in Memphis and the two Negroes were taken to Memphis' St. Joseph's Hospital, by ambulance from the Swift Funeral Home in Osceola. Both the car and the truck were traveling north at the time of the accident. Trooper Walker said, nnd the truck was en route from Miami, Fla., to St. Louis with a load of grapefruit. Mrs. I,. L. demons suffered minor injuries to her head when the car . In which she was riding and which was driven by her husband, collided head-on with one' driven by .Norwood Brown, ; egro, on Highway 18 three miles east of Blytheville Saturday night. Both Mr. demons and Brown e*caped injury. Driver Arrested Following the accident, Mr. cie- mons was arrested on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. His hearing was continued until Thursday in Municipal Court this morning. Scren Negroes, four men and three women, were Injured, two of them critically, when a 1947 Pontiac sedon in which they were riding plunged Into a ten-foot ditch •and overturned on a Highway 61 curve just south of Osceola Sunday morning about 3 o'clock. Critically injured were Henry Thompson, who suffered a broken leg and Internal Injuries, nnd Mnr tha Richmond, who received two broken legs, a broken arm and deep facial cuts. • . Less seriously injured were Al berta Dixon, Mary Jane Thomas Aaell Mitchell and George Deering all ol whom suffered broken legs and James Smith, who escaped with only head Injuries.' All seven lived at Osceola. - Passers-bj found the car lying suspended crossways the ditch near the Delta Queen curve after It had apparently failed to negotiate the turn and notified ambulances nnd police at Osceola. There were ho • \vitnesses to the accident. It took ambulance men and other helpers more than an hour and a half to free all the accupants from : the wrecked automobile which was termed a total loss. Rescuers could not even determine who had been driving .the car. The Negroes were rushed to the John Gaston Hospital in Memphis : by three Swift Funeral Home ambulances. J. G. Pendergrass, Osceola night marshal, investigated the accident. In another auto collision, Larry Lutz. 18, 508 Parkway, was slightly injured when the car he was driving hit a car driven by Carl D Tilley, 19. of Matthews. Mo., Saturday night on South Highway 61. State Trooper Clyde Barker quoted Lutz as saying the accident occurred when oncoming car lights blinded him as he was passing the Tilley car. Both cars were headed north on Highway 61 about a mile south of Blythevilie when they collided. Luts suffered a head abrasion Trooper Barker said. The front of the Lutz car nnd the rear of the • Tilley auto were badly damaged he said. Osceo/a Man Found 24 Hours Negro Death s After Ice Traps Him on Island An Osceola _ hunter is safe at home today after a 24-honr struggle with nature in below-freezing temperatures on a narrow strip of land in the middle of Hood Lake some ten miles south of Joncsboro. Saturday about 1:30 p.m. Mclvin Speck and his two cousins, O. W. Speck and James Speck, both of Frenchman's Bayou, went to Hood Lake to go duck hunting. The three separated with the understanding that when one of them was ready to call it a day,.he would tire his gun into the air; the other two would answer and come back to their car. t Late in the afternoon James decided it was time to go so he tired into the air and was answered by two other gunshots hi the distance. When he returnee! to the car he found only o. W. waiting there. After an unusually long wait during which time Melvin failed to return, the two hunters became worried and decided to go back to Frenchman's Bayou for help. Accompanied by Bill Walters. Jack Wilson and Bruce Ivy. O. W. and James returned to Hood Lake about 1 a.m. Sunday and the five began an extensive search for Melvin. At various intervals they fired gunshots into the air, and about ten hours later their efforts were rewarded by answering gunshots coming somewhere out In the lake. Wending their way over the Ice. the five searchers came to a small island in the lake where they found Mclvin awaiting them by a cozy campfirc. Mclvin told them he had crossed the water by boat the day before but had been unable to return because in the meantime the lake had frozen over, too thick to maneuver a boat. He had answered his friends' signal twice and when they failed to locate him, he built a fire and waited for someone to show up. Mclvin was feeling no after-effects this morning from his daylong episode. School of Applied Christianity to Open Jan. 28 at Caruthersvillc Church » CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo.. Dec. 11 Binning Jan. 28, the Rev. James M —A five-dny School of Applied Blanton, pastor, has announced. Christianity be held in the First Presbyterian Church here be- Seal Sale Drive Reaches $2,758 The 1950 Christmas Seal sale total for Blythevilie reached S2 758.59 this morning, -Mrs. C. G. Redman, executive secretary of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association, announced this morning. Turned in were personal solicitations amounting to S73; mail solicitations, $801; Negro solicitation, $89.75 and street sale, S51.79. The goal for the Blythcville Seal More Logijo The Mill with 2>/SSrOM CHAM SAW r^Bsr f -^^•Km.-^t- »-. _ _ . ^ Production goe* up ond cosli come down when yoo have a Oisjlon Choin Sow working on your job. Ruggedly-built for heavy dufy, the Oi'sston n the power »aw you wan* for all your felling and bticliing. lei w give you all the facH about rb« DJistoo Chain Saw with Mercury Gasoline Engine. Come in ond talk it over. . » . t>f Write Us (or CompWer* InformafJoii Riechman- Crosby Go. I. Front, S.J444 N. E, Arkansas Negro Church Conference |nds The Northeast Arkansas AME Church Conference ended its annual session here Saturday a day early because of'the weather. Rev. Thomas J. Brown, pastor of Enoch Chapel AME Church where the conference met last week, said the session ended at 1 p.m. Saturday instead of yesterday as originally sche'duled. J. H. Clayhurn of Little Rock, presiding eltter of the" Tennessee-Kentucky area, delivered a special address at the closing session of the conference and Bishop W. R. Wilks delivered the. closing sermon. Bishop w. A. Fountain of Atlanta, Ga.. head of the Arkansas-Oklahoma diocese, read the appointments of pastors. • presiding elders and missionary workers. Crippled Child Clinic Is Held Eighteen children had registered by noon for crippled children's clinic which was conducted today at the County Health Unit Building in Blytheviile. Altogether .|2 children had been' issued invitations to attend the clinic which is conducted bl-monlh- ly by Dr. John T. Gray, district orthopedic surgeon of Jonesboro. It was announced this morning that the well child's conference scheduled to be held Wednesday at the Unit Building had been postponed Indefinitely. Mrs. J. c. Droke, chairman of the sponsoring women's organization, said that bad weather caused the postponement. sale drive Is S5.000. exactly one- third of the county goal of $15.000. No county totals have yet reached the Association office, Mrs. Redman said. There will be two one-hour courses held each night of the school. The courses will be open to the public, the Rev. Mr. Blanton said. The first-hour will be a Bible course taught by Dr. Laurence P. KInney, head of the Bible Department of Southwestern College in Memphis and leading Presbyterian churchman. During the second hour, the group will divide Into three classes —one for adults and adult Sunday School workers,.one for persons Interested in the problems of 5'ourig people, and one for those interested in the problems of children's work. Instructors for tlieae classes will be announced later, the Rev. Mr. BJnnton snid. A similar program has ben held at the Presbyterian church in Caruthersville for several years but last year was the first time the school hnd been held on a large scale. The church is said to be the only -one In tl> area to provide such "a program \\Sth an outstanding faculty. Those who successfully complete the assignments of tile school will receive certificates from the International Council of Religious Education. <Dnly those schools with accredited instructors can Issue the certificates, the Rev. Mr. Blanton said. The school held here last year had an enrollment of 60 and the leaders/expect about 86 to attend thU year. Dob Mehrlc, superintendent of the Sunday School of the First Presbyterian Church here, will be In charge of the school. WAR (Continued from pace 1) the U. S. First Marine Division and units of the Army's Seventh Infantry Division which battled through i frozen, Chinese-lined hell for two weeks on both sides and south of the Changjin Reservoir in • northeast Korea. Mary Jackson Dies Sen-Ices for Mary Jackson, 27. of Gridcr, who died Thursday at her home there, will be conducted at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Locust Grove Baptist Church by Rev. R. I,. Strong. Burial will be at Grider. 8 Die Violently During Weekend Arkansas Fatalities Reach 28 for 7-Day Period; Soldier Killed By The Associated p res s Eight violent deaths wore reported In Arkansas Saturday and Sunday, These deaths brought to 28 the fatality toll since last Monday A 19-year-old soldier who had recovered from wounds suffered in the Korean fighting and n 15-year- old girl were killed when an automobile left Highway 7 and crashed hito a tree south of Hot Springs Sunday. They were Pvt. James E. Young of Manning, Ark., who had been dismissed recently from a military hospital nnd was to be re-assigned to duty soon, and Dorothy Chlttum of Sparkman, Ark. Young's sister, Mrs. Betty Jo Sclph, 20, and the driver Set Charles E. Gray, 29, an ROTC Instructor at Henderson State Teachers College. Arkadelphla, were In- jured. Kay August Burt, 18, ol Wihnar, Ark., died of carbon monoxide poisoning as lie sat In his stalled automobile with motor and heater running near his home early Sunday. Also Sunday Dan A, Rogers, CG retired railroad 'switchman, died In a Tire which burned the bed in his garage apartment, u t Fort Smith His body was found in the charred ruins of the bed. Wilson Webb, 57, a Negro, of near England, was killed when his shotgun discharged accidentally as he leaned It ngainst a tree. Saturday a man .died in a traffic accident at El Dorado, another was slabbed to death at Pine Bluff and a suicide was reported In Little Rock. Realtor and City Police Thanked tor Loan Made To Stranded Family T. P. (Doc) Dean, Blythcville realtor, and members of the Bly- (heville police Department Saturday received a note of thanks and payment for a loan they made to a destitute Gary, ind., family of four which was stranded in Bly- thcville a week ago. The note was from Mrs. Mae McLean, who with her four chil- dren becamg stranded 'to Bly- thevllle a week ago yesterday. 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