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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NOR.THWAQT .outvie.. .«- ^"^ VOL. XLVI—NO. 238 Blytheville Daily N«WI Blytheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blytheville Herald Finds 662 US. Hopes for Tension' And Not Persons Killed in Wor-Wi// People Tire of Arms? Yule Accidents Traffic Fatalities Soar Above 500 as 1936 Record Neared By The Associated 1'rfss The nation counted a staggering death toll of 662 today from violent accidents over the Chrlslma-s holiday. Traffic fatalities soared to above 500. the highest since the all-time record of 555 in 1936. Mishaps on the highways — many ice-coated and others made slippery by freshly falling snow—killed 515 persons. That was more than 100 above the 1849 Christinas holiday toll. Accidents from miscellaneous causes—fires, dromiings, falls, etc. —took an additional 147 lives: The grim total, one of the largest for 'fcly three day holiday period, cov- ^ed the 18 hours from 6 p.m. Friday to last midnight. Last year's total for the Christmas holiday was 580. including 107 in a variety of ^ccirietUs. Traffic Toll Slaggcrins The traffic toll was far above the National Safety Council's estimate of 440, which was the highest it ever had predicted for 'he extended Christmas holiday. It more than doubled the number killed in motor accidents over a similar period Dec. 8 (o 11. In that period, an Associated Press survey showed 245 traffic fatalities, equivalent to 75 a day. The council figures show 28,020 traffic deaths In the first 10 months this year, equivalent to 92 a day lor the 304 days. They however, included delayed deaths—not a spot survey. The holiday toll averaged •pproximately 156 a day. Leidini; sta(e £tsterl California, Texas, New York and Illinois led the nation in accidental deaths. There were more than 1,000 auto mishaps in Los Angeles nlone, with a death toll of II and 900 Injured. Police arrested 362 drunken drivers. There were tragedies from other •ccidents. Six elderly men perished last night in t fire In a four-story hole! near the downtown district pi Buffalo. N.Y. In ParL, Ky., four small children drowned when an old boat hit a sandbar and sank •••lP-tl^J$fld.»IVfr;,Trie r-nilrirpn had «onc to the river on a Christmas Afternoon outing. Deaths by states, traffic and miscellaneous included: Alabama 19-0; Arizona 3-0; Arkansas g-0; Missouri 15-2; California 40-11; Colorado 5-2; Connecticut 7-J; Delaware i-o; Florida 5-3; Georgia 12-3; Idaho 4-0; Illinois 34»: Indiana 13-1; Iowa 6-r Kansas 18-J. By ELTON C. FAY Associated Press Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON, Deo. 26. (ff) — Top military leaders hope that the worst the nation will face for a time is a period of high international tension instead of major war. They are worried lhat popular support may wane for a prolonged state of full-scale mobilization, nuiii viuiunt Those are among the basic rea- three - day sons for the Defense Department's present program of only partial ino- Chest Officials Throw Up Hands The 1950 Community chest Fund for Blytheville stood at {17,782.50 this morning, and officials had all but given up. on reaching their goal of J26.HO which was still $8.357,50 • way. Contributions amounting to $129.50 turned In since Saturday brought the fund up to the total announced this morning. Officials have now leveled their sights on a $20,000 total for this year with an outside possibility that this goal may be realized. N. O. Cotton THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF NORTHEAST ARKANSA8 AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI _BLYTHEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1950 EIGHT PAGES , to another catastrophic state of the goes far enough. Defense Secretary bilization. But there are Congress members, recalling the Ill-prepared American military set-up when the Korean War erupted, who question whether "•- Defense Department's policy v George C. Marshall, who has served both as a statesman and soldier, says that "we are confronted at the very best with a period of long tension, we hope—we hope." Then he asks: "How long will the American , „ „, .,„,„,, „ „„,„,„.„ >„„„. public carry themselves through where between complete moblliza contributions and sacrifices to tion that existed before Korea maintain what we feel is a neces-1 Marshall says it should be an '•enduring system" of national defense, a "workable system of partial mobilization from which we can move with great rapidity Into sary military set-up?" Note of Caution Added He posed that question recently at a Pentagon conference to a rep- cross-section of the American public—a troup of leaders from industry, labor, finance, and religion and other walks of life. And he added this caution: full mobilization." Marshall has warned in recent testimony to congressional committees against repeating what happened before when the public 'We must not fall of our own | wearied of big armies. weight, with tlie boredom of the „ , ,..« vw.<.uu». Vf »••- ilc g/l/lKlt-tl lu nlJgU.1l', i'flL, WILCIl public to the prolonged tension, in- he says that while all Europe was ,...,....,.i v|/ll ^ omn, vi uuuui me riazis we saved me army great weakness, which in the pres- from complete, utter, entire distn- cnt stale of the world would be tcr- tegration by one vote In Congress." l '' 1) ' e -" This was apparently a reference to Marshall saicl^ it would be "In- the vote on continuing the draft. .. ( .^ rec . 1 |i (![ | j too> tnat w i len t ie was secretary of state and was be- credibly naive" to believe the American public completely learned its Ic.sson from (lie frnnlk demobilization following both world ------------ .,„,„„,,,£ wi.ii «miM e, army sreng n e ne wars, leas-ing the country with only states consisted of one and one a sha *i-<-.j .,!...•_, — „,. ., . . , a shadow military force. So the problem, as the Pentagon *..*. IOUUH.HL, «ia kin; r-ciiui£un !.-, quilt: a proiX>SIU01l W11C11 >'O sees it, U to strike a balance some- deal with somebody with over 260. _ - --LJ-- ...._.*. uv_n>tv,i ^.um|/n.n; muuiii^ii- this tension, making the necessary tion and the inadequate prepara- GIFTS FROM DADDY IN KOREA-It was a great day in Tonkin household In San Francisco when Margaret Anne (lefti six and Eileen, three and one-half, opened presents, a watch and a big' doll' from their daddy in Korea, Sgt. Robert Tomkln. The gifts were purchased m Tokyo by wives of American personnel as proxy tor soldiers unable to do their own shopping under a plan entitled "Opcnilion Santa Clans" Mrs. Tomkin (right) said she was as thrilled as the children over the unexpected toys. <AP Wirephoto) -Ages of Caruthersville Slayers Being Investigated by Officials An investigation was being conducted today In Caruthersville Mo to determine if the three youths held In Perniscot County jail for the death of a fourth youngster last week, had given their right ages. Prosecuting Attorney Elmer Peal* expressed doubt this morning that I the Caruthersvllle lads, who are held for the drowning of 8-year-old Oct Dec. Paul Lee Nicliolson In the Mississippi River near Caruthersville, gave their right ages and he was check- Ing with school authorities today to see if they had. The three young boys. Harvey Open High Low 1:30 Journey and brothers Walter and «85 4238 -!?85 42941 Raymond Herrin, gave their ages -1240 4236 4240 42511 as 11, 11 and 8 respectively, but Mr. 4184 4105 4184 4190' Pe al olfered the opinion that the 3889 38!>1 3872 3872 ' lx) J's arc possibly older. 3842 3850 3927 3835 Thc three youngsters have ad' milted tlcing the victims hands and throwing him alive Into the river last Monday. His body was not recovered until Friday. Maximum Penally— Uc.itli They have been charged with first degree murder and if convicted face a maximum punishment of death in Missouri's gas chamber. Mr. Peal doubts that any jury will convict the boys on this charge since they are under 14. and the Weather CLEARING AND COOLER COLD W A V E Arkansas forecast: Cold wave tonight. lowest temperatures 14-18 in extreme north to 23-27 in extreme south portion. Continued cold Wednesday. Partly cloudy weather through Wednesday. Missouri forecast: 'cold wave continuing this afternoon and tonight with northerly winds 15-25 miles an wur diminishing tonight, low to;hl 10-15 south portion bv Wed- -fday morning, fair through Wed- CS ?, ay ?u? Cpt parl| y clo " (l >- Ci >st portion this afternoon. 15-22 cast portion. Minimum this momln»_ 40 Maximum yeslerday— 61 Minimum Monday morn'lng-37. Maximum Sunday— so Minimum Sunday morning-38 Maximum Saturdny—es .Sunset today— 4:56". Sunrise tomorrow— 7-05 Preclpllalion 72 hours 'to 7 a m today— none. Total since Jan. 1—$] 97 Mean temperature (midwav be» w tween |i|i»h am! low) -so 5 Normal mean temporai'me December— 41.9. This DiTlc r.asl v CFlr Minimum this morning __ 13 Maximum yesterday— 55 Precipitation Jan. I to '«,* for dale . possibility remains that the charge couM be reduced to second degree murder or manslaughter Conviction on cither of these charges could mean sentences of 10 to 99 years or two to 10 years respectively. Limit , .Problem .roem If convicted on these charges the boys wwild probably serve in the penitentiary if they were found to be under 12 years of age as they now claim, for under Missouri law the reformatory will not take children under 12. The present charges of first degree murder against the trio will not be reduced unless new developments occur. Mr. Pcai staled this morning. Private Services Held For General Walker TOKYO. Dec. 26. w, - Private services were conducted today tor U. Gen. Walton H. Walker. U.S. Eighth Army commander killed In n jeep acridciil in Korea Saturday Meinl*rs of Ihc family and a few intimalc Irlentls nltemled the rilrs at Ih chapel center In Yokohama where Walker resided. The body win b e sent to the United State.? Dec. 30 for burial In Arlington National Cemetery. County Has One Holiday Accident Missco Apparently Escaped Week-End Without Serious Wreck Mississippi County apparenUy cased through the long Chrislma holiday without a traffic fatality. As of nr -n today none bad been reported. resulle'"^' ° nl ' V °" e nccidcnt lhrvt jury was reported. It happened Saturday morning on Highway 18 near Big Lake. J. H. Harris. M, suffered two He pointed to August, 1941, when under the Nazis "we saved the army ing pressed to "give the Russians hell." army strength In the United third divisions. That, he observed. "Is quite a proposition when you the overall number of Russian divisions. ^—-^ ~- v^a-iuu f. L J A \jcjf\ L f ROK's Battle Reds Below 38th Parallel; UN Told to 'Get Out' Seoul Being Emptied As Allies Dig-In for New Offensive by Chinese TOKYO, Dec. 26. (AP)—Soulli Koran and Chinese Communist troops toiii K hl laujflcd in n fierce buttle just south of the 38lh Parallel and 28 air miles northeast or Seoul endangered South Korean capital. Seoul itself was being rapidly emptied by citizens fleeing the gathering storm of combat. Tile clash between Reds and Republic of Korea troops was fought : '•" —•»••- iii-iiviuiii; ui ivureR tlfOK) force In the Korangpo area, 10 miles east headquarters described the action of Kacsong. transportation center as "fierce." H also announced that on the route from Pyongyang lo li ' Fireworks Held as Cause Of Eight Yule Fires in City Blytheville firemen found liltle opportunity to enjoy Christmas dinners or lamily get-togethers yesterday—mainly because other Blytheville citizens observed the holiday with fireworks. Fire Chiel Roy Head said today*— . that eight of the 10 alarms he and his men answered yesterday were caused by fireworks. 'City ordinance No. en makes it unlawful to "ignite or discharge any firecracker, roman candle, skyrocket, pimvhccl ... or any other device or combustible known as fireworks within the corporate limits' 'of Blytheville. Police Chief John Foster said today that, his men have been instructed lo arrest persons discharging fireworks. The ordinance provides that persons convicted of shooting fire- •vorks may be fined {25. City Attorney Percy A. Wright explained that it is also unlawful to sell fjrewo^rkj within the city. fjaOan drcaikvent the city or- •KuUBkit} S^ 2dWPteyd-3 b * lOCflt\Ug stands •ut*id* th» corporate lim- lls Mr. Wright opined that there is no state statute making sale of fireworks unlawful. 10 Alarms Answered Firemen answered a total of 10 alarms during the day, nine were to grass fires. Only two oT- the fires resulted in property damage. The only alarm lhat wasn't a grass fire was to 1016 West Dixie where a blaze, believed caused by an overheated flue, gutted a three room frame house. The property was owned by a Mr. Beauchamp but the name of the family occupying in e house was not learned, Chief Head stated. The only grass fire that wasn't attributed to fireworks resulted in slight damage to a servant's house in the rear of the home of Jess Homer, 121 West Kentucky. The grass is believed to have been set by burning trash. A 20-acrc grass field on Soulh Highway 61 between Henderson Drive and McHancy street was Ignited by children shooting fireworks. Chief IHead said. Firemen used two pumper tmck.i to battle the blaze. Other grass tires were at 2100 Marguerite. Ninth and Walnut 1110 West street, behind the Rtce- Sttx factory on 2lst Street. North Uroadway street near the Blytheville Gin Company, the 200 block on East Rase and at the Intersection of North Broadway and Missouri Streets. Sam Johns Has 170 Guests for Yuletide Dinner An added louch lo Ihe Kiwmiis- Junlor Chamber of Commerce children's Ohrislmas parly was . ,;Tmer o e Haz- orback, volunteered to serve dinner to the underprivileged children for whom the parly is held each year. So some 170 youngsters crowded into the Rapxirback Saturday to dig into plates ol turkey, dressing etc. It marked the second year Mr. Johns has had the children as his guests. the New York Cotton i Mar. July . Oct. . Dec. . -. ... ,1.11115. u;)i sunered two; -,,,„ fractured ribs and a broken leg and! ,..(*, ' Calvm Foster, B, received a broken leg is the wreck which occurred al the detour near the lake where a bridge is being replaced. Car Btirnrd According lo Slalc Trooper Tom Smallcy the two were Injured when the car In which they were riding was struck from the rear by a truck by John Churchman ofi Open High Low 1:30 430O 4310 4256 4106 3880 3840 4300 4310 425 ° 4287 4 ' 9 ' " W ' I1M 3898 3600 3872 3K <> 38S2 3833 First Missco Doctor Draft Call Issued Miss Rosa Saliba, clerk of Mississippi County Draft Board, said this morning that her board has received Its first call for a member of the medical profession to. rejMrt for pro-Induction physical examination. Miss Haliba stated that the Mississippi County Board's first quota Is for one physican eligible [or draft under the Special Selective Service Amendment. NO. I which pertains to doctors, dentists and vetenarlans. He is to report to Little Rock Jan. B tor tbc pre-ln- duction physical. This, and other anticipated quotas, will be filled, Miss Saliba said, from the doctors, dentists and vet- enarlans who registered for the dra/t List month under [he provisions of the amendment. She stated that Induction date probably will follow within 21 days alter the doctor passes the prc-in- duction physical. Future quotas for members of the medical profession are not known Miss Saliba said, there have not been enough enlistments to fill the quotas as was previously hoped. 1036 CC ° rtinS to Tro °l' cr Smallcy the driven by Harvey Faster.°36,*o! Stecre. Mo., had stopped on the highway to Investigate Ihc detour when it was struck. Neither Harvey Foster nor Mr. Churchman were injured. 'Ike' Recruiting New Army Staff PARIS. Dec. 26. M>j—RccruiUng of personnel already has started for Clcu. Dwlght D. Elsenhower's Inter Palestine Woman Is Killed by Car Driven by Blytheville Resident «h, B *h?i" r ;.°".™"" nr ! ™ r s ki " cd at 3: ° 5 •>•'«• w"y V a car driven by William F. Bear of 101 Doug an national army headquarters, al..*.,,_, iitrrtllllllil [ (el though it still has no home. It was learned today that secretaries were being hired. At least some of them got their Jobs on their We.. Blytheville. the accident occurred when the woman made a "false start" to cross Highway 70 and then stepped m^ front of his automobile. 'I tried lo dodge her but she .Pepped right Into the path of the car.' Mr. Bear said. She was hit by the left front of Ihe car and carried about 45 Press reported today. The fatalities brought to nine the number of deaths from accidents and violence since the long Christmas weekend started last Saturday Mrs. Oma Alice Rambo, 42. of Hope, Ark., was killed when an automobile left Highway 62 and plung- ** down an embankment near rre aou 4 men near Ilog- by the Impact. Radio Operator I « rs Monday. She was riding with James Casllebcrry of Forresl City said. Mr. Bear has been Instructed to ppear In Municipal Court at Forest city at 2 p.m. Friday. ,Vo charges have been filed ns the Investigation Is ntll pending, officers *-aid. , Slate Troopers George Irwin and Gordon Cockrum investigated. This made the third person to H. B, McKnight of Rogers suffered a co - - the right leg. A truck skidded In loose gravel ot Highway 62 between Prairie Grovi and Lincoln and righl-year-old Tal madge Buford McClung of Sprin dale was thrown from Ihe "'"? ki11c d. „„„,„,, ,.,., v«,r. n, Previous Christmas wccli-end fa- was declared the 1850 talllles Included four from traffic accldenu, » fatal slabbing and a suicide. Seoul. Republic of Korea (ROK) force • ei\ patrols were spnVrlng with United Nations forces all along the ROK-held section of the front lines The U.S. ElRhth Ai-niy, guarding Ihc western end of the U.N. defense positions, also reported Communist patrols edging south of the parallel. The ComniiniisLs were at- Icmpling to determine UN posllions. Tense UN forces continued to await a full scale attack by the enemy forces. While Allied ileretulm regrouped fur lintllc, new Ilircals came from Itcil China's hl K mmand for all furclcii Iroops to get out of the country pnliroly. Thc Allied force after abandoning Its last stronghold In North new commander on Korea had Ihe job. U. Gen. Matthew B. Rldgway arrived by plane Monday afternoon from Washington via Tokyo He succeeded Lt. Cien. Walton H. Walker. who was killed Saturday In a jeep accident. "There Isn't much to say now. I have to gel to work." Ilidgway said as he came down the- plane ramp al a South Korean airport. Rldgway. a paralroop general In World War II, took over command as the Eighth Army in new i»-i- lions along the border u> South ICo- rea was awaiting an Imminent Communist offensive. ; Chinese and Korean Reds, sup, plies and artillery were massed all alongaho -front. Their patrols -jab-' bed al numerous points along a 120- mile front .stretching three-fourths of the way across Korea They were awaiting only the signal to strike in force. AP Correspondent Stan Swinton reported Ridgway had been given command of ijll troops In Korea This Included the U.S. loth Corps 105,000 strong. The 10th Corps' evacuation was completed Sunday from Hungnam 130 miles deep in North Korea, and most ol the troops already were in the old southeast Korea beachhead around Pusan and Pnhang ports. Troops Tohl "Gel Oul" Thc Red military lender. Cliu Teh. warned U.N. troops to get out of Korea, the Unllcd Slates to pull Its military forces out of Formosa, ami demanded a scat for Red China in the United Nations. The first Communist blow was expected to fall somewhere along the 38lh lel In western or ccn , W1IKKK RKHS THKEATKN NEW ATTACKS-A buildup of Red troops (A) threatened new nssaulUs on western Korean front (Dec 21) Enemy forces were encountered south ot Vongehon, six miles norlrTbr JBth parallel, and near Kapyong, 32. miles northeast of Seoul Quiet prevailed In Hungnam sector after UN forces pulled out in one of th» Si-eutcst naval moves In the nation's history. < A p Wrlephoto Map) Air Force Gearing For 4-Fold Power By .TAMES J. STRKBIG Associated Press Aviation Ke|X>rU* WASHINGTON. Dec. 26. W-The Air Force Is gearing its emergency , nobih^lon program lo a strength four tl,,,e s a., powerful a* that ori .-•*. omii i muni.-) in western or ccn- |J »y »i j p.n ral Korea where the Communist I Time) Instenil. hand before Korea. Iruman Drops Holiday Plans President Heads Back to Washington For New Conference KANSAS CITY. Dec. 20. (/Pi-Urgent defense problems in the Far Bust, in Europe rind on the home front forced President Truman to cut shorl his Christmas vacation nntl head back to Washington today for top level conferences. The White House said firmly thai no new crisis was In the making. Mr. Truman, who arrived In Missouri Friday for a holiday visit with the home folks, intended \a stay until tomorrow morning but decided to return to Ihc capital today at 3 p.m. (aslcrn Standard The announcement of his change in plans late yesterday was followed cltisely by General Mac-Arthur's statement in Tokyo tint Communist "secret political and military decisions of enormous scope" had been discovered as a result of the short- lived u.N. November offensive In .. North Korea. Killed . Immediate speculation arose that llie President might have cut short his holiday because of a possible troops are massed In strength. Chu. in a Pciplng broadcast heard In Tokyo by Kyodo News Agency, did not say what Red China would do If the non-Communist nations supporting the Republic of Korea refused to leave. But the Chinese and Red Korean masses swarming nil along the Parallel 38 bonier lo South Korea ma.le his language clear. Offensive Txpnrlrd General MacArthur , sa |cl a Com- rnunisi offensive was expected momentarily. The U.N. commander said the Ciiinese and Korean fteds had massed troops, supplies and artillery along the new front: they awaited only the signal to strike in force. And MacArthur said earlier the Chinese have committed more than 1.000.000 veteran troops to the Korean campaign. "Participation in Ihc Korean War by the Chinese people volunteers results from the insolent extension of aggression by American Imper,!~ s ' 5J 1 ." salt! ' "~'~ "' "••"• "»'B'ii u. tlsennowcr The Chinese people have lime lo llc!ul the new combined Western and again expressed their desire European defense force current for a settlement of the Korean War "'"' Si-c WAR on r. HC 8 Stalin Peace / Prize Plans Are Outlined MOSCOW, Dec. 26. i/p,-Thc presidium of the Supreme Soviet (parliament) announced today the appointment of a 12-man committee to award Ihe first annual International Stalin Peace Prizes "for strengthening the peace among 'announcement did not . s ay! An^orT Copper n the romtniM/»rt Mn ^- .* < — .. _. ~"i'i'<-i new Red offensive In the far East or elsewhere. Presidential press Secretary Joseph Short told newsmen, however, that no new development prompted Mr. Truman lo pack his bags 20 hours ahead of lime. Short said the president would confer at Hlalr House tonight with Secretary if State Achcson, Secretary of defense Marshall niid General omar N.. liradlcy. chairman of Ihc Jolnl chiefs of slaff. The topics to IK covered, short said, ,-ire the forthcoming dcpnr- ture of Gen. Dwight o. Eisenhower Chinese Communist activities Korea and preparedness at home. Soybeans ' Undersecretary John A. McCone said today In an interview that this applies clear acres* the board— to aircraft production, training of men, and bases for men and cduln- menl. H * The four-fold size goal could b« reached by late 1!)53 If ordered The Immediate program, to be completed In two years, calls lor roughly doubling Ihe number of Air Porte groups, Oio nmnber of men, »nd Stal" Umter °' ba ' S " '" " le 0n1te(1 The move toward the doubled Air Force already Is obvious in Plane orders; In pulling world war n plane plants back Into production; in reopening 25 busts since •"me, and disclosure that Air Force personnel S00 n w i|| be more than 412.MO strength of 1:30 p.m. Quotations: High I.OR Close 316 3I1H 313'i 317-r. 314 \ .116 317'i 313', 315^1 3l6vi 312'i 315'i Output of Air Force combat typ. Planes already has risen to a rate of more than 150 a month irom tha win~K,° re ; 1 r », te °I HO a month and IUH ?", h ' C ", by next December. Hut that Is only a part of the pro- fn"?; ' C < " ttcilslon I* being han- ™,1n, ", My Ulat ll ca " bc lolled again later on. So far a.s aircratt ana equipment Is concerned. McCone said, this means tooling plants to produce for a volume well In excess of quanti- ses now on order. Mcuone said that a plant tooled up for additional production can each Us nil capacity far faster than a plant which has to be closed and retooled for added volume. l'car May lie Savprl Having plants with excess tooling. he explained, will san- a t least a year in event of an all-out mobilization order. When the North Korean Reds nvi,»led last June, the Air Force "acl IB groups. The program has already been increased to 8! groups. And ihcre are Indications the Air • I'Orce sights have been raised to about 100 groups within two years o keep the air balance under a. of .MOO.OOO Americans under ann*. The planning framework on which the Air Force Is working goes even further— to pcrmii nearly doubling thai number, or almost •iOO group',, by Ihc rail of ]<r,3. Hint's the Air Force concept of Us role In a balanced overall military e.siablmiment of 5.000,000 men Jan Men May July New York Stocks Mother's Holidoy Is Brighter; Son Not Quadr plegic 1:30 p.m. Quolatiftns: AT&T. ' , ' hcn ' hc . e. madc up 0 , < Bcth su , c , . --' n-«- ". IV,, K ,(.->, WilO .. -«..-. IlJrtuv UJI 01 suffered a compound fracture ot '"' n ' IKt * m and nelcRalcs from "-- ' • • nine nlhcr nations Including Ctilna ~\ild meet In choose Ihclr can- lates for the lOO.OoO-ruMe f$25- ivc 000 at, Russian evaluation) prize 'The Stalin Peace Prize was -.ft. ii!- up by ilerree of the prcsjdim.. the .Soviet prime minister's "TC birthday year. At that time Chrysler Coca Cola ncn Electric ' "i[ Uen .Motors Montgomery Ward N Y Central Int. Harvester ...'_ J C Penney Republic Steel ".'''' j MlDDLF.BURG Pa.. Dec 26 [ 'API— The Defense Department at 1=0 I Washington today wired Mrs Clara 633-8jsmit|, that her son. Pfc. Robert •>° L. Smith— reported earlier to have «» , . I lost ooth arm ' and legs— was »J •>-«! "slichtly wounded in aclion In Ko- " 46 1-8 • 63 1-2 be awarded on Stalin's 71st birth-j Socony Vacuum day Dec. 21. But on that day. no Stutlebaker mention was-made of the prize. Standard of N J TJlr Df'cn-iP Dcp.irlmcnt tele- sr:u " *'*•' "ceivcd ths day after Mrs. smith was lolci of a news re- 31 5-8 l x>rl ( ™" Tr;lvi - k Air Force Base, 67 | Calif., or her fan's arrival from II 3-K Hawaii and quoting doctors at Trip- 16 1-4 ler Army Hospital, Hawaii, as say- 24 3-8 ! ins that Smith was the first quad- 28 ! r plegic to px<s through the Islands 86 l-t during the Korean conflict.

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