The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1950 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 22, 1950
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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVrLLE. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Artillery Reigns as Queen Of Korea Beachhead Battle It? STAN. SWINTON +- HUNGNAM BEACHHEAD. Korea, Dec. 21. (DEIiAYKD)— W>— Artillery U queen o( the beachhead b«ltle. The Army and Navy big KUHS reach out to rip the enemy when he still if well back from American Infantry lines. That's why so few U. S. soldiers have been killed or wounded here. Currier-based planes keep Die Communists pinned down durlne the day. At dusk the artillery begins to- lay Us wall of explosive death around the front; It throws out up In 10,000 shells be/ore dawn. )t Is the first time In the Korean War that, the artillery has come fully into its own. By World War II standards there nrc not a lot of guns. But. says Rrifj Gen. Roland 1*. ShusK. the beachhead's top artilleryman, ''American artillery technique Is abreast ..... nation. "Artillery has come Into Its own here because of the character of Here's Thrifty Christmas Gift: Send Little Donna Pronto a Card UTICA. N.Y.. Dec. 22. (API—Little Donna pronto wants some Christmas cards—even old ones. Donna's Santa Glaus L' the mailman. Henry "Dutch" van Der 1 .a n n. The five-year-old child i.s suffering from a rare spinal condition. Sjiiiiii hi/Ida, that has kept her in bed since birth. In the same bedroom is her 18 - month - old brother, Karl, with ,;ie same affliction. "We don't want sympathy," Mrs. Charles Pronto, Jr.. the children's mother, .snict. "We just want Donna lc, be lisjipy. You see, she's getting worse every day. I would like to have people .send her little cards, just so she will get some mail each day." Donna has asked for a bicycle— a Uvo wheeler. "Maybe next year," 1 her mother said. Truman Sends Annual Holiday Message to Gl's the operation," said Shuge. an artilleryman In Ihree svars. "An army goes on the defense because it is not strong enough in manpower to attack. So on the defense it uses gunpower instead of manpower. We exccll In the techniques of rapid and controlled massing of different fire means. Mllle Enemy Artillery ''Actually the beachhead is just a conventional artillery setup on a limited scale. But the enemy has litlle artillery. We do not need to divert our gtlns to knock his out, And our observation planes have free rein of the skies," Shugg. explained. American artillery is spotted throughout the perimeter. It ranges from hulking self-propelect 155-mrn. howitzers to cocky little 105-rnm. fie'ld pieces. But the nerve center Is in a crowded .lent well away from the guns. There yon can see "mcasie churls." Spotted on them In red and blue are scores of concentration numbers — registered target ureas covering every possible route or uiemy approach. Shell hit every "measle" during the night. 'And if the forward artillery observers see Reds approach- Ing all they do Is bark a concentra tlon number. Wednesday night 30 reds walked Into one "measle"— and were dead seconds later. The fire is so accurate It can be called down within 200 yards of American outposts. Every firing battery has the charts mid the concentration numbers. A mass Communist assault would run into n tremendous con cent-ration of shells. The Russians— traditional masters of artillery- have' twice the American Army's artillery gunpower per division corps and army. But even they lack the American's lightning ability to shift firepower, artillcrj e\ perls say. General Shngg. former chief of the Army ground forces on the joint Brazillan-U. a. military mission and later a (op ranking member of the American mission for aid to Turkey, Is Third Division artillery commander. He is one of the Army's leading artillery authorities. To Donna. Christmas cards arc the joy of life, she watches (or her mailman and hl.s greeting: ahead "of any "Don't worry, little darling, I've got; something for yoil." | WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. in; And if there is no cnrri in the i President Trnrnnn's holiday message mail 'Dutch" usua"v supplies our, ! to members of the armed forces says ' " FRIDAY, DECEMBER JJ, U STORK STRIKES TW1CE-A mother and daughler shared a r<min m maternity hospital at ftoanoke, Va., as each gave birth to o daughler within a few hours of each other. Seen with their new babies arc Mrs. Ava Campbell, •!!. left, and her daughter, Mrs. Doris George, 20. , addressed to Donna at 28 Gillmure ' llul ' r niisslon "is to strengthen arid Village, Ullca. ] I" ulv hope to all who seek eace Spina Bifida Is a congenital mal- ; hope to all who seek peace i c-n<M." The brief mo.ssace. released Wed- no hope of cure or improve- man's ultimate dream i.f ibcrtv, justice and freedom " The Nickel Stand It is our fondest hope that this Christmas Day be filled with many warm and pleasant moments for you! And that the New Year brings you the fulfillment of all the sincere wishes that have been extended to you in the spirit of the Holiday Season I Arkansas Paint & Glass 105 EAST MAIN Flies High at 99 LOS ANGELES, Doc. '«. M',_p-|y. ing hiRh at 9Q. that k Mrs. L. E. Phillips of Houston, Tex. Sht) arrived by plane yesterday' mas." to ,s(ieml the winter with her son and (IniiLihli'i -in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. I,. Phillips. Stepping off the airliner, the spry old lady observed flyins wa.s a hrcc?.e and said she wns ready for "my greatest Christ- Hew Arkantai Induttry Shipi Product Abroad HOPE. Ark., Dec. 32. (^>)_A ne»- Arkansas Industry, t h t Southern Plaswood Corp., .shipped Its first boxcar of plaswood board yesterday. A spokesman for the company, located at the former Southwestern Proving Ground military reservation near here, said the manufacturing plant Is the first of Iti kind In- the United States. The company employes 80 m«n, It expects to turn out 15.000 feet of Its product per day. The official said »-ood waste such as wood chips and sawdust is used In processlnif the new product, similar to plywood. Zachary Scott Unhitched LOS ANOKLES. Dec. 22. (A'/— Mrs. -Elaine Scott Is free to marry ivriicr John Steinbeck Sunday in New York. She obtained her final divorce decree yesterday from actor Hnehnry Scott. She had won the interlocutory decree Dec. 1. 19-19. Prolific Publlcitton "Arciutia," a pastoral romance published in 1501, went through 60 editions in less than a century and prompted imitations in »very European literature, according U. the Encyclopedia Britannic Santa ,4rriy»t larly To D#//Ver o Baby SOUTH BEND, Hid., r>*. 22. «•) —Sanl» Is already In South Bend. Early this morning, patrolman Michael Santa (that's his name, sure enough) delievered a baby dau- ghter to Mrs. Joscphln* In,a police ambulance. The baby arrived wh*n th* un- bulance was stUl »ev«ral block* from t hospital Eggs ere packed with small «nd clown because they keep better thit because rf§ DOUBU-RICH! *135 |«G 5 $«22 ''/H'l. fc|>t. ^4/SQt. KENTUCKY WHISKEY-A BLEND. (6 ficol. 70% groin iKVlrol Ipirili. Sdnnl.) Dill. Inc., N. 1.. H. Y. lc hope that this Christmas brings fulfillment of your every wish and that it finds you happily surrounded by the things and people you love. For this is what makes for contentment — and nothing is more precious! And if our greetings were to add one iota to your enjoyment of the holiday, then our Christmas will be happier too! Wade Furniture Co.

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