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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 27, 1950
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVtLLB (ARK.) COURIER.NEWS Korean Victory 'Out/ But Results Better WEDNESDAY DECEMBER *1. (Editor's Note: Rclman Morin, a veteran of many special assignments for the Associated Press and correspondent In two wars, has Just returned from four months in Japan and Korea. He was AP chief of bureau hi Tokyo before World War II and knows the Orient thoroughly. The accompanying story Is the first of three he has written summarizing his impressions of the Korean campaign, the military hazards now confronting United Nations forces, and the problems with which the United States and Its allies are grappling in the Par East.) By REr.MAN MORIN NEW YORK, Dec. 27. (/!>) _ A clear-cut military victory In Korea Is out of the question now, for sheer lack of numbers, but the net re- lult* of » heart-breaking campaign are better than they look. Perhaps they are more apparent on the other side of the Pacific than on this side. Out there, American morale is good. In neither Korea nor Japan Is there any pessimism, no breast- beating, and certainly no despair. The soldiers are simply mad. They are mad clean through. They had won their victory. And then, In late November, it was snatched away, not by better men with better weapons or better leadership, but simply with greater numbers. So they were thrown back. And even (odajr the only pros- poet Is for % slow, jrindlmj re- Ireat down the length of Korea Quite possibly, the Klghfli Army may b« driven off the peninsula entirely. That depends on lion- many of their best divisions th« Chinese Reds are prepared to spend. The cwl of iuc h > campaign (o Ihe Chloew would be enormous, but political and mlli- lary observe™ generally believe Iliat helping will pay It. Nevertheless, the morale of the average G.I. is Intact. He knows that, given any semblance of etiual- Ity In numbers, he would beat the Ciilncse Reds as soundly as he beat the Korean Reds. If he has to fall back again—and that seems Inevitable — he will carpet Korea with dead. General MacArthur's headquarters naturally, lanes a longer and wider view of the picture. At the moment, the United Nations cannot furnish the necessary division to counter-balance Chinese and Korean numbers. Therefore, It may be necessary to pull out ot Korea entirely, although there was no open discus- Wreck Results In $150 Fine And Jail Term WI11I* Austin, Blytheville Negro was assessed fines totaling $150 ant costs, sentenced to 45 days in jnl »nd his driver's license was suspended for 30 days In Municlpa Court this morning on charges 01 driving while under the Influence of liquor and leaving the scene o an accident. Austin was arrested after the truck he was driving collided will a car driven by G. W. Barham at the intersection of Fifth and Chick, •sawba Streets Saturday. Hearing for Lavcll Kelley. 15. of Burdette on charges of reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle without a driver's license wns continued until Jan. 13. He was arrested Dec. 18 when the car he was driving failed to execute * curve on Highway 6i near Burdette and overturned, injuring two teen-age girl passengers. Hearing for Odell Hlnton on a charge of leaving a vehicle on highway unattended and without lights was continued until Saturday. Rep. Hays Visits Mother in Hospital LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 27. (JT) — Fifth District Congressman Brooks Hays came here today to be with his mother. Mrs. Steele Hays, Rus- jellvllle, who suffered a broken hip • • t, a * a " nt her nome 1: <st week. '„ „_.*'** brou Sht to Arkansas -: Baptist Hospital here, for treatment. WAR Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS HI Dec. 27. m-(USDA)— Hogs 16,500- two way market on barrows and gilts; weights 230 Ibs down 25 to 50 lower; heavier weights 25 to 50 higher; sows 25 to 50 lower; mostly BO cents lower; bulk 170-210 Ibs 20.50-75; practical top 2075- few •ales ,20.85-21.00; bulk 220-240 Ibs 20.25-50; 250-270 Ibs 20.00-25- 270200 Ibs 19.15-20.00; 150-170 Ibs'l950- 20.7S; 120-140 Ibs 18.00-19.25; sows 400 Ibs down 16.15-1750- heavier sows 15.75-16.50; stags 12.00-1450 Cattle 4000; calves 700; vealers 1.00 higher; medium and good steer, and heifers 29.00-31.15; one load heifers 32.00; good cows 22.7523.50; odd head above; common and medium cows 21.00-22.00; canners and cutters 1650-20.50; medium and good bulb 24.50-26.50; cutter and common 21.00-23.50; good and choice vealers 32.00-40.00; common and medium 22.00-31.00 Continued from Page 1 back light probing attacks northeast of Chunchon, in the center ol the Peninsula. The Eighth Army reported Chinese Reds massing north and northwest of Seoul, the South Korean capital. Allied airplanes hammered at the Communist gathering close behind the front lines. The par Bast Air Forces bomber command sent B- 23s against enemy forces near 38 Fifth Air Force and British carrier-based warplanes joined the air attack. South Korean troops methodically cut to pieces a North Koreai regiment surrounded south of Chor- won, near the center of parallel 38 MacArthur said South Korean forces contained an enemy attack near Tacdong which lasted lor nearly an hour Tuesday. Some smal ground gains were mndo bv the Communists but original positions were restored later. Escape Trap MacArthur said a South Korean unit which had been surrounded Sunday northeast of Yongpo fought an all-night battle with the rteds By late afternoon Christmas day the South Korean unit broke through the enemy lines and Jolncc: other friendly forces In the area. Another U.N. force attacked 400 Reds In the same area but there was no report on the result. Maj. Gen. Emmett O'Donncl's somber command summary satd B- 29s made their heaviest nttack ot the day on Kumhwa, important highway and railroad center 54 miles north of Seoul. One group of Superforts ranged .ip to the Manchurlan border to bomb the central town of Kcnha. No antiaircraft fire was encountered by the 'Far East Air Forces planes and those from the British carrier Theseus off the Korean west coast. AP Correspondent William Barnard at Eighth Army headquarters reported'the Chinese were massing in two areas near Yonchon, 35 miles due north of Seoul, and west of KuhwH, northwest of Seoul. Tills latter force was north of the Im- jin River defense line on the U.N.'s extreme left flank. Narrow Escape '"-• BLIND RIVER, Ont. (AP)—Hugh Homer, farmer near Bruce Mines, figures it must have been a nearsighted hunter who shot at his cow. He found a bullet had silenced the bell around the neck or one of his Ayrshire cow.s but the animal was not harmed. Caraway Rites Conducted Today JONESBORO, Ark.. Dec. 27. M'J— Modest funeral services were (o be held this afternoon for Mrs. Hattle W. Caraway, former U.S. senator from Arkansas who died Thursday. The rites will be conducted by the liev. John McCormack, pastor ol the First Methodist Church Mrs Caraway will be laid to rest beside her husband, former Sen. Thad Caraway, In Oaklawn Cemetery here. Mrs. Caraway Is survived by two sons. Col. Forrest Caraway, Ft. Leavenworth. Knns., and Col.' Paul Caraway, stationed with the Army In Trieste, Itnly. Bread Costs Rise In Little Rock LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 27. W) — Bread cost a cent a loaf more In Little Rock today. Major bakeries hiked the wholesale price yesterday, giving Increased cost of Ingredients, wrapping supplies and labor as the reason. The retail price today varied from 16 to 17 cents in most stores. With the Courts Circuit: (Civil) Mills Morris Company vs. Je.sse Donald Aycock, suit to collect debt of $4.528.99 and attach property. Knox Glass Bottle Company vs. A. B. West, Sr., ct al, suit to collect $1,412.84 debt. Marie Kennelt, et al, vs. Gulf Refining Company, suit to collect damages totaling $52,500 for damages alleged suflcrcci in auto collision, Mnrk Thrasher vs. Motors Insurance Company, suit to collect $1,- G46.50 for burning of auto. Marriage Licenses The following couples obtained nurrlage licenses Saturday at the office of Miss Elizabeth Blytlie county clerk: William A. Cherry and Miss Virginia Cavlncss. both of Manila Hugo Hanke and Miss Vera Krohne, both of Okawvlllc, in, George Mnyner and Miss Dorothy 1'ntum. both of Manila. Howard E. Wiedau of East St Louis, III., and Miss Willa Mac Johnson of Blytlicvillc. William P. Grlgsby of St. Louis Mo., and Mrs. Grace Gill of Memphis. You Reach More People Through the Want Adt Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS sion of tlili when r left the Orient, But that will not be the end of the struggle. It will simply enter a new phase. The full details of the planning for that phase cannot be disclosed now. it is obvious, however, that they call for a naval blockade Intensified bombing, and pressure from within Korea through a Korean underground resistance and by well - supplied patriot guerilla bands. . The Koreans— North or South- want their independence. After 40 years of Japanese occupation they will not willingly .ccept a Chinese master, They know, and so does MacArthur s headquarters, that the Chinese program is to make Korea a vassal state. The word "domination is already appearing in Chinese statements about Korea, pel- Plng, flushed with last year's vie- torles over the Nationalists, has embarked in Tibet and Korea on a plain, old fashioned, 18th century program of aggression—while trying for propaganda purposes, to pin that label of "aggression" on the United States. So the war will not end if the U. N. army Is forced to evacuate Korea. The pressure will continue, from sea and air, and eventually from the land. Actually, that type of pressure—rather than the use of ground forces—was advocated early In the war. by some of the best-informed American generals. It may become a necessity. Another point that has occupied General MacArthur's headquarters lias been the cumulative effect on other Oriental nations of the events in Korea. Japanese reaction of course, Is a preeminent Importance. In Japan, we have lost no prestige. If anything, the United States has gained stature through this ordeal. Japanese military men, for example, are well aware of Ihe dlf- fioully of fighllnjr a campion In Korea. In more than four decades of occupation, the Japanese were never able to control all of Korea. They are also well aware of Ihe Impossibility of obtaining a definitive military derision over C'bina. Japan, with her millions, fought for eight years— from July 1537 to August 1915— wltliout a final victory oi-er China. As for the average Japanese, ho is fully alive to the danger presented by the Chinese, his nncioiit enemies, creeping toward (he nur- row straits of Tsushima that separate Korea from Japan. His only defense now Is the U.N. Army, and particularly the Americans. For that reason, perhaps, as well as »• large degree of genuine sympathy, the Japanese have sent thousands of gift-packages to the GI's. They have visited them in the hospitals and invited them to their homes. A day seldom passes without letters in (lie newspapers asking how they can help They have offered money and even blood. A variation of this sentiment is beginning to appear elsewhere in Ihe Orient. To the new Eastern nations, the spectre of Red China on the march with Its Inexhaustible masses Is a frightening sign in the sky. The governments of India Iiiilonrslii and the Philippines are Acutely uneasy. despite the military reverse It n( * as dark as it looks at first glanc. And finally, there U one „£«, element of supreme importance la the Dulled Slates and ia lh« rrt. world - (he American GI. Uie seven American divisions in Korea have been trained «nd test*" In the hardest of air schools, actu combat. That Is seven more far! experienced divisions than we when the Korean war began. Tl,™ men will form the nuceleus and provide the instructors and field of The G^in' K blgB " amy ' fighter today he w« In*World Iv^r II, and maybe better. He has th. milt 6 he"™ 86 a " d the Mme il>e «- He has been shoved around n,,t courag n e°d ^^ &>ld he is n <* *s* Missco Lad Bags 9-Point Buck in Mississippi Hunt PETER'S ISLAND. Miss.. Dec. 27. MM—Ten-year-old Bobby Tranum of Driver. Ark., went along Just to watch, but be became one of the first successful deer hunters as the Mississippi season opened yesterday. Bobby's father, Lin Trnnuin had laid down his gun to adjust his equipment when the boy shouted "There's a buck." Tranum told the boy to shoot him. And Bobby did Just that He got the nine-pointer with one shot in the shoulder. J. E. Morgan of Wilson, Ark., a member of the party, moaned"And here I have shot only one buck in ten years of coming here to Peter's Island." Winter Throws Parting Blow at Arkansans LITTLE ROCK, Doc. 27 M'|— Winter threw a parting 1950 blow at Arkansas last night, skidding temperatures as low as 13 degrees Mild Christmas weather was replaced by sub-freezing readings throughout the state, as fringes of a bitter cold wave from the northern plains states spread south Lowest rending in the state was 13 at Gilbert. Fayettcville Para- COAST GUARD (Continued from page 1) has knowingly associated with persons committing such acts' or "2. Is employed by. or subject to the Influence of. n foreign government under circumstances which may jeopardize the security interests of the United States: or "3. Has actively advocated or sup. ported the overthrow of the government of the United States by the use of force or violence; or "4. Has intentionally disclosed military Information classified confidential or higher without authority and with reasonable knowledge or belief that It may be transmitted to a foreign government, or has intentionally disclosed such information to persons not authorized to receive it: or "5. Is or recently has been a member of. or affiliated, or sympathetically associated with, any foreign or domestic organization, association movement, or combination of persons which is, or which has been designated by the Attorney General as being, totalitarian. Fascist. Communist or subversive. gound and Walnut Ridge recorded 10. It was 18 at Bntesvilic. 20 at Little Rock. 22 at Pine Bluff 23 at Caindcn and 20 at El Dorado and Texarkana. The Weather Bureau said there would be some cloudiness tonight, but that temperatures would bo about ttie same a.s last night Forgetful Sergeant Leaves Wife Behind In Midnight Drive GALLUP, N.M., Dec. 27. (Al'l —M/Sgt. Pete Van Hetken i\! Bremert.-.n, Wash., puilerf j:uo > gas s(*iion at midnight. Tlie drive had been K>;IS., Hekken and their yomifsjir »rv« asleep in the back sess, KrvVw, got out to stretch. Thf--. :-.; ,-,ti,\ and drove off. A few hour; sr.,3 '.(.,', •;,•..•>*> north, near DolcrM, l\*.i. tv child crawled into ih- f:<.v.-,i .«.-.»].. "Don't get up .-.:•-•.',," V.f.E.X'.'-"' told him. Stay bij-k i;v:-'f' v.ii-l Mommy." "But Mommy !<r:*l hfjr^' C<r youngster replied. Mommy had s-.viif4-, : xi s! ;:•.• service station and h.«d !^i (;•.car. After doubling bid; to Cs'V.:;\ Hekken counted n»es befnrv !-.f turned north again. Obituaries Final Well Child Clinic Is Held at Health Unit The final Well Child of [lie year was conducted tm'< afternoon at the. Health Unit Birtrt- ing in Biyth vilie with Dr. J. E Beasley in charge. The conference, conducted twice a month, was sponsored during December by the women's organization of the First Methodist church with Mrs. J. C. Droke as chairman. ; Wode Ewort, Sr, Dies Suddenly SfT-a-os fur Wade Ewart. Sr., of lA.wv.Hs.Xa. Miss., who died sudden•,:'.;• vislililg Ills son and family xrr. x. j,. will lie conducted f moriilnc In Kosciusko. was I lie linsband of the fonn- '-.<v- Annie iium.son of Blythe- Mr. :imi Mis. u. S. Branson of wn :!!>•. brother and slster-in- .-,: Mrs. Ewart. will leave to- r, ;v.ivnl]i|: for Kosciusko to - i.:» jorvicos. s Ate Conducted Clarence Burch S:.:f),-.'..t v,,-tv held at 1 p.m. today ...-I? O'.irf.\v Burch who died Sat- '.:r.-ay :-,: his home on s. Elm St. Rfv. M. Freeman officiated at "le ii:r.tT!U hold in Caston Funeral Ko;ue Chapel. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Dar- nclln Burch; one son, Clarence Burch: a daughter, Lily Burch, his father. Will Burch of Lilbuni Mo • four brothers and three sisters. A pheasant flies faster than a grouse. He Was Red 7 Ex-Wife Says NEW YORK. Dec. 2 7. .nemberhip Party K " Rem '"gtOn Is 071 before a federal court iurv °" " * ore a federal court iurv cused of lying i ast May °" " a *££ e?e r r a 'w ^ he ™ whe " '« *nted T£ ,• a Communist. n .V'rt'^'' brul!e "e Mrs. Reming- muni,. , Sh6 *' ent to You "B Com. munist League meetings -with Rein whe was a D »*™um he T ton . It has been estimated that a bil- hon pencils are used in the United States every year. 't the at its i) popular prite JiESTj/the nil/ions pay! St.Joseph ASPIRIN WORLD'S URGEST SELLER ftT 10= Tti, 5ao,l N,~ lol Air Thank* to the Greatest Public Demand any Motor Can and Trucks Have Ever Enjoyed, (h. Latest Million Chevrolefs have been Produced ImLess Than 6 Months . . . Compared to 12 Years for the First Million! We'd like to join all other Chevrolet dealers In tlianking our customers for making possible this 25 millionth Chevrolet. For the only reason anyone makes more products is because people want more of them. We Chevrolet dealers are able to deliver more passenger cars and trucks than any other automobile dealers today only because you prefer Chevrolet passenger cars and Irucks over any other make. So It Is your overwhelming endorsement of the products and services we offer that is behind the production of this 25 millionth Chevrolet less than si.x months after completion of the 24 millionth. We are sincerely gralcfu!. And \vc believe ths best way we can express our gratitude is to continue to ofTcr you the very finest services and the very greatest values thai we possibly can. Aiui thai is exactly what H-< intend to dot i* MORE PEOPLE BUY CHEVROLET* THAN ANY OTHER CAR, * MORE CHEVROLET TRUCKS IN USE THAN ANY OTHER MAKE. 11 SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET CO '"'Wes, Walnut p hone 578 *"'

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