The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1950 · Page 1
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 1

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1950
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVIT.LK, (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 Tokyo, Washington Differ On War Casualty Policy By El.TON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Kcrtorler W A S HINGTON. D cc. 22, W»— The Tokyo and Washington headquarters of (he armed forces appear to have 'different ideas about how much should be told of Korean war casualties—and when, Or perhaps the overall policy Is flexible. From Gen. Douglas Mac-Arthur's Tokyo headquarters monies a report on casualties, giving those for each American division, for a two-week period ending Dec. 12. That brings the casualty report down to only 10 days ago. it covers, of course, xihlfs still in action, facing fin overwhelming number of and North Korean Reds. In Washington, the Defense Department issues a weekly sunimruy of casualties, it Includes only total figures. H docs not list the casualties by divisions or any other units. It reflects casualties thai occurred not later than two weeks before—In some instances, as much as a month or morn before. Reason Is Two-Fold The officially stated reason for this Washington policy Is t\vo-Iolrt: 1. The tftnc required to collect, verify and. then recheck the names; (o send casualty notifications out to the next of kin; to compile from Ibis list of next-of-kln-notiflcatlons the statistics issued in the weekly announcement. 2. The department does not use, for purposes of publication, the "flash casualty reports" it receives because It contends they nre unverified and incomplete and "because this Information, even In Its unverified form. Is of great value to the enemy." Accounts Not Clear Press accounts from Tokyo ritcl not make clear whether the casualty figures Issued Miflre were flash reports. Bub certainly they covered a much later date and went Into more detail about losses by specific, named divisions, than any of the pentagon reports, The figures given- by MacArthur covered the period in which the U. N. forces started their end-of- ttie-war offensive and their retreat after Chinese Communist troops counter attacked. MacArthur mndn plain the report was intended to answer what he Negro Children Attend Christmas Program About, 180 Negro children attended n special Christ inns party at the Jaycce Clubroom at 2 p.m. today sponsored by Alpha-Alpha and Alpha-Delta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi; The two-hour program was scheduled to include all first grade Negro children in Blytheville and included the "Christmas story." Toys and other presents were given to the children, Mrs. Francis Gammil and Mrs. Dick Watson were in charge. called "unofficial and speculative" casualty reports suggesting the u.N, operations during that time amounted to disaster. Power Failure In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Uec. 22. W)—The entire city of LHlle Rock was without power about 45 minutes this morning after an explosion in a voltage regulator knocked out the Arkansas Power and Light Company's dixie substation In. North Uttle Rock. Company officials said the l plosion in the oil-cooled 110,000-volt reculator probably was caused by a short circuit No one was injured. All attempt was mndu to supply power from the company's generating station near the Little Rock City Hall, but the load was too great. Officials .said it was necessary to disconnect n number of high volt«se lines to many sections of the slate In order lo wire around the shattered regulator and restore service. Tre power failure halted the city's trolley buses and many elevators. Memphis Navy Program Upped WASHINGTON, Dec. 22. 01')—The Navy announced today reopcninp; of the air technical training school at Jacksonville Naval Air Station and expansion of operations at (lie Memphis. Tenn., training center. More than 70 buildings will be reconditioned at Jacksonville to provide quarters lor technical schools to begin operating in March. 1951. At Memphis, the Navy said, training activities will be stepped up lo handle 1,000 students'a month, increase of about 30 per cent. A corresponding increase In teaching personnel will be made. The Navy said that when the Jacksonville school begins operations about 100 officers and 1.800 enlisted men will be assigned there to train about 1.000 men n month. McGrath Rapped By Congressmen WASHINGTON. Deo. 22. (,T)_ Attorney General Howard McGrath was rebuked today by 12 members of Congress for the .way he has been interpreting an administrating the new .subversives control ]aw. In R letter to McGrath. Ihe 12 cited, among other things. R statement by Carlisle H. Hlimelslne. deputy undersecretary of state, that some justice department rulings "might possibly be regarded by Congress as an attempt to give It (the Inw) an absurd Interpretation in an eflort to sabatoge or discredit Hlimelslne made the statement In FRIDAY, DECEMBER M, BOUND FOR SENATE TECH—Pictured above are the fifteen freshman senators who will take their seals (or Ihe first time when the R2nd session of Congress convenes Eight of the freshmen went to prep school in the rough-and-tumble House of Representatives and perhaps are in a little better position to cop* with the Senate's formal rules. They are Monroney, Smathert, Henninss, nirksen. Case. Clements. Nixon and Carlson. Baptist Church To Present Story Of Christ Sunday The Vesper Choir of the First Baptist Church will present The Christmas Story In imuslc, art, and scripture at 5 p.m,, tomorrow at Ibe church. The program ,/n.i be tinder the direction of Mrs. Harold Davis, muAic director, and Mrs. C. M. Smart, organs!, W |th Mrs. Lloyd Sticktnou serving as narrator. The birth of the Christ Child will be told through the reading of Biblical selections, the presentation of masterpieces of art projected on the screen by John Maycs. and the singing of the Christmas Carols by the Vesper Choir and Miss Mary Margaret Auten', soloist, who will sing "O Holy Night" by Adams. M.r. Mayes will use In the art presentation, "The Annunciation", "Arrival in Bethlehem" by Merson, "Tidings of Great Joy" by Plockhorst, "Magi Guided By A Star" by Warren, "The Wise Men Before Herod", "The Gilts of the Wise Men" by Hoffman, "The Plight into Egypt" by Garardet, "The Mission of Apostles" by Aubert In the baptfstry, there will be an arrangement of the Manger Scene, in which Miss JCatherine Westbrook will portray the part of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Climaxing the program will be the singing of triumphal hymn, "All Hall the Power of Jesus Name" by the choir. Community Chest Funds Upped $114 Contributions Amounting to $iu Increased the 1950 Community Chest fund to 917,^53 this morning, Chest officials have announced. Funds have been coming In unusually slow the past few day» and officials see little chance of reacli- Ing their $26,140 goal set at the beginning of the drive. Most of the latest contribution* came from small contributions w'4fc $50 of this amount coming from tin large gift group. The coach, a four wheeled carriage with springs and a root, derlvei its name from Kocs. a town In Hun- sat-" where the first coach wu built. a letter to McGralh on Nov. 28 protesting the Immisration service's view that the law forbade admission of former members of the German nod Italifut artm'es to the United States. The Congress members asked Mc- Orath to give "renewed consideration" to the intent of Congress when passing the law and told him its "proper administration" was of "great importance to the country." The employment til people paid to applaud dramatic performances was common in ancient times. Two Forfeit Bonds In Driving Cases Two men forfeited cash bonds in Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving white, under the Influence of liquor. Forfeiting $35.25 bonds' were James D. Honevcutt and Charlie Walker. Mayello Blackburn, Negro, was fined $50 imd cosl,s on a charge of assault with a deadly \vcapon. She was snid by officers to have assaulted a Negro man with a knife. T * 1 he Holiday Season affords us the opportunity to express our appreciation to our many friends for their good will and thouglufulncss during' the past year. And with this appreciation goes our wish for a memorable Christmas- one that will be abundant with good cheer and good health followed by a New Year of contentment and good fortune. 2s^2 "» Black & White Store xr> rr/int is Christmas made of? Christmas is loyalty. It is unselfishness . . . devotion. May you, n-Iio have given all of these, find them toiluy in your friends, your neighbors .. .find them still, next year and all the years to come. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. .iches arid expensive gifts do not alone make a Christmas merry. The simple, lamilior wishes of neighbors and friends aie just as important lor a full enjoyment of the holiday. Mindful of this we are anxious (o voice our homey, old-fashioned greeting: "To all u Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." ,-• HUDSON CLEANER - CLOTHIER - TAILOR Blytheyille, Arkansas Steeie, Missouri

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