The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 12, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 12, 1950
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TWO BLYTHEVTLLB, (ARK.) COURIER HAL iOrLI'S COLUMN Wor's 'Buddy System' Collapses as Koreans Fail to Master U.S. Army System Quickly WITH U.S. EIGHTH ARMY, Ko- rei— (JP) —The "buddy system" lias fceen'.a failure In the opinion ol Bioit frontline commanders In Ko- Ttils attempt to Integrate South Korean soldiers with American front Hn« outfils was begun In August. II. was an emergency military measure. In those desperate days of defense along the Naktong River line American soldiers were not arriving In enough numbers U> replace the men lost or wounded in battle. So It was decided lo rill Hie caps In the line with selected South Koreans. This emergency program to put Koreans shoulder to shoulder In the battle line with American troops became known as (he buddy system. To gel the needed volunteers some enterprising commanders sent officers into Korean cities and invited picked young native policemen to come out and spend a day with their outfit. After a big meal ol hot American chow and the gift of a few candy bars and packages of cigarettes, many of the special guests quickly decided they preferred this lush life wllh the U.S. Army to lonely police duty or chasing guerrillas. Program Started \Vcll The program started off in an atmosphere of one big happy military family. Each recruit was assigned to an American buddy, whose Job was to act as his friend and teacher in learning how to be a soldier. It vv.ns a thoroughly good-hearted program, launched with the best of intentions. Tt was sternly ordered that the Korean volunteers he treated In every way as the complete equals of the American soldiers. They were to be given no more than their fair share of such unwelcome fatigue duties us digging latrines or unloading supplies. And the program got o.'f to a good start, A Korean who signed up as Kim Wha Bong quickly was nlek- named "Pete" or "Mike" or "Duck- foot" or "Undersluns." He quickly picket! up a few stock soldier phrases such as "take It easy." All Was Palsy VValsy Everything was palsy walsy—a* long as the outfits were refitting In rest Snme units that enthusiastically adontcri the buddy system soon were 15 ptr cent or more Korean in strength. ' A few regimental comiminders however violently boycotted (he whole program by falling to do any- thlnK to recruit native volunteers. When the mixed Korean and American outfit went Into combnt the buddy system began to fall apart. Under the stress of bailie the differences of language and loyalty between the two nationalities became more vitally Important than their desire to understand and work with one another. Time Was Too Short Tlie Koreans haven't had time to learn our Army technique. An Arricr-l lean Doughboy haled to have his life dependent on whether his Oril | Real Estate Transfers O. B, and Myrtle Kell lo A. A. and Sarah Reddell, plot of land SO x 100 feet in cast half of NW'/, of the NE\i of Section 17-15N-8E $500. W. c. Cate.i to Addie Andrew, Lot 18 In Block 2 of Elliott Addition, There were other cases where they broke and ran—and these created f bitterness. "They largely have Just taken up space," said one veteran commander who had been among the first to welcome the buddy system. "We have tried lo get Koreans to fight with American equipment and most of them Just don't have enough mechanical sense yet "To Iry to integrate them with an American Army is a waste ol time. They understand only force and it goes against the Brain to use the degree of force they understand. We have too much respect for the "It Is all righl to say we should educate them up to our level. That's fine. But you can't do it in wartime. ..." Tl'.ii is a fair summary of how- most troop leaders feel about the integration program. And as fast as they could get fresh American replacements they got rid of their Korean volunteers. Tlie result today Is that I he buddy system has been quietly 'shelved. Tweedy Earl and Slacks Clad Bride Solve Marital Confusion TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 11. (AP)— The tweedy, pipe-smoking eighth Earl of Essex. 66, and his slacks- clad American bride, 29 years his Junior, were on the honeymoon trial yesterday. Behind them was a nopcra bouffe miiup that took a midnight quickie marriage before « sleepy Justice of the peice to straighten out. Th« dliry chain reaction of events wa.s in the finest scenario tradition. A movie comedy writer would have had trouble devising a better sequence, Thte Is what happened before the wealthy English nobleman. Algernon George Devere 'Capcll, and hi* third wife, the former Z. Mildred. Carlson of New York, set out Sunday on a leisurely motor trip • crow the continent: The Earl »nd his fiancee, wp.-.ring •mart bliK slacks arid a harmonious lighter blue ; sweater, appeared before a Seattle'Judge Saturday to obtain a waiver on the state's required three-day waiting period for marriage. Granted. Thmtht Marrlaite Was Final Then they got a marriage license. .They thought that spliced the mar- Hal knot.They'told reporters they were' wed. Off to a Tacoma tourist cottage the y«ent to begin their honeymoon. Then it came out that no .ceremony had been performed. The news went out on the radio. The 1 auto court landlady had an ear cocked to the broadcast, scurried to-the cabin and told the blissful couple all was not well. The Earl called the judge, called the British consul in Seattle, called tor assistance from sympathetic people at the court and nearby. It was midnight when an entourage went racing in search of a justice of the peace. They found their man in Delbert Brcscmann at Spanaway, .10 miles south of here. Nervous, They Were Nervous, they were, said Bresemann, and added modestly: "That's the first nobility I've ever married." That Ironed out the kinks in Ihe pre-marital path. Everyone heaved a sigh of relief. •Tlie Earl met his bride-to-be last Christmas In Melbourne, Australia, where she worked, for the U.S.' consulate. They came by boat to Vancoiier, B.C., and then headed for Seattle lo. marry. • ' Her ladyship will foot all the bills on their honeymoon trip. The Earl explained he was "a bit stony, don't you know" because British currency restrictions prevented him from bringing along any sixable sum. Things will be nil right in Bermuda, though. His funds will be available in Mint crown colony. 'Daddy of Blues' Plays in Memphis MEMPHIS, Term., Dec. 12. W)— Prof. w. C. Handy, 77, "daddy of the blues," climaxed . a two-hour music festival here with his la- mpMii "Memphis Blues."' More than 500 persons, while and Negro, listened intently as the nearly blind composer placed his trumpet to his lips for a solo rendition of the tune. Several high city officials were present. Handy planned to leave yesterday I for New York, where he has been living nnd working for the past several years. Robert Montgomery Marries Socialite SAG HARBOR. N.Y., Dec. 12, M>j —Robert Montgomery, screen star ami television producer, and Mrs. Elizabeth Harkness. of New York, a socialite, were married here Saturday by a Sag Harbor Judge. The ceremony was performed at the home of Mr. nnd Mrs. Alexander Brook. There were no attendant,'; and the only guests were Mr. and Mrs. Brook ac'd Mr. and Mrs Norlham L. Origgs. of New York Mrs. Qrigfcs is a sister of the bride' The couple left tor a brief trip and expect to reside In New York. MHlird Kim Substitution of compressed air for the lung power of the glass blower was one ot the first Industrial modillcations of the ancient arc of glass making. . - - of the north half of the NEW of the SE'4; south half of the NW!<i of the SE'l; and south half of the north half of the NW 1 /. of the SE'.i; all In Section 15-14N-10E containing 45 acres more or les, $1 and other consideration.'!. •• Robert A. and Gladys V. Ellis lo C. A. Cunningham, Lot 16 in Block 9 of Highland Place Addition, »385. If. H. and Lucy Houchins lo Holly Development Corporation, Lot 8 in Block 6 nf Country Club Drive Addition, 8150, J. H. and Ella Bailey to Taylor Turnbow, !/>t -11 In Block 2 of Matthews Addition, lo town of Leacli- ville. $3CO, Jessie W. and Lcc Ora Raspberry 10 F.iyo Van Winkle and Annie Williams. NW'.', of the NW"', of Si-ctinn 2'i-lSN-JOE containing 40 acres more or less, $9,009. Holly Development Corporation lo Nathan P. and Billie R. Mar shall. Lot 8 in Block B of Country Club Drive Addition, 58,500. Nicholas nnd Trenldad Trcvlns lo Jack P. and Ellene Robinson TUESDAY, DECEMBER it, IM* 10 in Block 7 of Wilson's Third Addition. $10 and other considerations. Susan Moore lo plorance Harris, Lot 14 in Block 10 of W. W. Holll- peter Second Addition, $200. John Edwnrd and Elvie, Edings to J. E. nnd Mary Kathryn Marr, Lot 8 of replat of o. S. Rollison Subdivision, Jltf and other considerations. H. D. and Bculah McLtod to W. Plot:her and Winifred L. King, Lot 3 in Block 3 of Bugg Addition, »!,000. Holly Development Corporation to Ruben Charles and Inez Ethel Long, Lot 14 In Block 7 of David Acres Subdivision, $0.950. Joe B. and Bessie Crews lo C. L Smith. NW", of SW'/i of Section 22-MN.8E containing 40 acres more or lew, fio.SOO. Approximately 350.000 Puerto Rlc- ans were granted American citizenship In 1917. *s **! Yum-m-m... Delicious! Shaves apd Haircuts Move Up to 85 Cents • And $1. 50 in Chicago CHICAGO. Dec. 12. M'i_srmvcs and haircuts will cost more In Chicago beginning Dec. IB. . The Master Barbers Association announced yesterday Ml e price of haircuts will go up 10 cents to $1.35 on weekdays and 15 cents to $1.50 for Saturdays and holidays. Children's haircuts will cost si. an Increase of 25 cents. Shops will close at 6 instead of 7 p.m. Shaves will go up 10 cents to 85 cents. * Fruit Cake soaked with brandy or wine! Cnroncf . I'ort Wine . f j f(h? as ,„„. KROEHLER For CHRISTMAS , ill enjoy (his gift for Smwh ' iilcn «« l tapestry fabricj. 75 1ASS-A . . . decorator's dream. Comfortable, decp.c U 5h,on,- 2 ed chairs w |,h fringed Ym « 'hoice n • ' new fabrics and color*. Charles S. Lemon J Furniture _ CEDAR CHEST/ Give Something For the Home Gifts up to $5.00 Hcmocki Magozine racks Clothes hamp«rs Throw rugs Smokers Lamp shades Vanity lamps. Bed (amps Desk lamps Table lamps Mirrors Pictures Gifts up to $15,?0 Table lamps Vanity lamps Mirrors Pictures Student lamps Cocktail tables Lamp tables Coffee tables End tables Tier tables • Shag rugs Cricket chain Telephone sets Gifts up to $50.00 Desks Cedar chests Hollywood beds Desk and chair sets Mattresses Rugs Boston Rockers Floor lamps Chairs of all kinds Tables of every description Samsphite er* BIS sea Gifts up to $10.00 Occasional rabies . Lamps Mirrors Wall racks Pictures High chairs Vanity chairs Smokers Card tables Shag rugs . . Kitchen stools Utility tables , Carpet Sweepers Gifts up to $25.00 Radios Record players Telephone benches Bookcases Wardrobes Floor lamps Junior lamps Cribs Record cabinets Boudoir chairs Pullup chairs Gifts up to $75.00 Cedar chests Desks Mattresses Mapl* beds Mahogany beds Heater* Radios Platform rockers Chairs Dropleaf tables Novelty .tables Hollywood beds complete • •.the gift that fits every name on your list! CHRISTMAS SPECIAL N». 2J2S — Big roomy Wjinfill Cnorin Mjjched u-.Ttun ind Ntw Guinea Wood. Stlf.iuiot i,, T . If you're looking for Ihis year's finest jifi, Sam- sonitc is the answer to youi shopping problems. Jthasbettcr-than-lealher miracle coverings., .solid brass locks ... rich, longwearing linings...famous tuper-strong construction .'• FOR V DAUGHTER SWEETHEART WIFE, MOTHER SISTER , Aromt • iJKrii Ccd *r Chett m tht *orM Frti J2SO— »M)0 Moth Pio- Scores of Practical Gifts For the Home! Charles S. Lemons FURNITURE "For Better Furniture And Service'

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