The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 6, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 6, 1950
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THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1!)5(> BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SKVEH Small-Scale Blitzkreig Shoves U. S. Back Americans See Red Fighters Column March By TOM I/AMBKKT . ADVANCED OUTPOST, Ko- 6. {/7*j — -American forces withdrew i\t some points on a broad front tonight before n North Korean Communist tank and Infantry attack. The northerners' swift attack carried them more than 15 miles. The Red armor overran Pyong- taek and Songhwan and nosed into Chonon. PyonntaeVc is about 3fi miles south of Seoul, Songhwan another five miles south and Chonan seven miles beyond Songhwan. In the past week the invaders' tanks have raced about 50 miles against South Korean opposition and have overrun several Aincricar positions. American forces fighting rear guard actions have destroyed least two tanks, frontline reports -said. Later unconfirmed reports raised the total of Red tanks destroyed to ten. ' In a railroad station of a tin? town .south of Chonon, a scnlo: American officer wearily told several reporters: "It was a bad one this time." This officer said possibly 40 Red tanks, .supported by a "very strong force of infantry, had taken part in a .small scale blitzkreig. He es- the force at 800 to 1,000 Red tanks rolled out of a gray dawn, starting from Sojong, and were not halted by several dynamited bridges. At daybreak the Red armor and infantry rolled into Py- ongtaek. (Lambert, who had been reported by Pyongyang radio as a, captive of the North Koreans, dictated this story himself at 7:04 p.m. (4:04 a.m. EST): "Please tell everybody I'm nil right." he said.) Master Sgt. Lester Loflcn of Mount Airy, N. C., who witnessed the Communist drive into Pyong- taek, said the North Koreans had at least eight tanks and 800 to 1,000 Infantrymen. ; "They were marching In columns —smoking cigarets," related Loflcn, » veteran of the European warfare. "A corporal tn my outfit who saw them said they came on like rats— In droves." A senior officer said the invaders proved formidable . fighters. One Communist tank was hit by our artillery fire and burst Into flames, he related. The tank crew leaped out, clothes flaming. The Americans called out to them to surrender but they refused. Instead they joined other units advancing against U.S. positions. The officer said U. S. artillery d^ted at almost point blank range %4jp<lhe Red tanks. Some Amcri- csnvgunners fired at 100 yard range "ducked, raised up and fired again. 1 As artillerymen abandoned their positions and guns, they removed breech blocks and gun sights to make them useless. Some equipment, ammunition and food was left behind. The senior officer said he had been "a little contemptuous of the North Koreans; but not anymore.' Arkansas Man Killed in Korea WARREN, Ark., July «. CAP) Mr. and Mrs. Louis Selig have been notified by-their rtaugliter-in-law that their son. Lt. Louis O. Selig Jr., was killed in action In Korea. He was reported in the first Ko rean fighting casualty list as nites- Ing after the crash of a. transpor plane carrying 11 officers and men from Japan to Korea. Lt. Selig's wife, the former Mis Carman Ramsey of Monliccllo, ha. been in Japan with her husband She wired her mother and Mrs. Se lig that "Louis was killed in actio: In Korea June 30." She added tha «he Is leaving Japan to return home. Beosley Audits Sheriff's Records LITTLE HOCK, July 6. (/P)—Stale Comptroller Lee Hoy Bcaslcy has completed and filed without comment an audit of Hie records of the suspended Hot Spring County Sliei - Added B-29's Leave Spokane For Pacific SPOKANE. July 6. M'j—More Ii-20 superforts—the Air Force wouldn't say how many—look otf last night from Spokane (or advanced bases ill the Pacific. The biR planc.s. scourge of the Japanese In World War II, are at- ifl Ed Deere. The audit was made at (he losl of Circuit Judge Hoy Dan- scr, who removed Deere from of- ce after it special grand jury rc- irned several indictments ngalnst im. The audit covers Deere's accounts s collector from Jan. 1, 1950 .until TOUGHENING UP—Native Fcrmosans conscripted into Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese Nationalist Army undergo rigorous physical training at base near Tcnshan, in the southern part of the island. Men pictured are trying to qualify as non-commissioned officers. Woman Hunted As Wreck Witness A woman believed to have witnessed the wreck near Sherman, Miss,, Tuesday in which a Ken- iett, Mo., family of three was killed vas being '.sought today by Mississippi 'State Highway Patrol of- icers. Edward Carl Brochert of Memphis, who has been charged with manslaughter In connection with the- wreck, told officers that he was preparing to stop to answer this unidentified woman's distress signal when the car driven by W. R. Lanoy of Kennett crashed into his auto. Mr. Laney, his wife and their two-months-old son, Robert Allan all were killed in the crash. A State Highway patrolman said that four sailors en route to Milling ton Naval Air Station also saw the woman. KOREA Carrier Moves To Pearl Harbor SAN DIEGO, Calif., July e. (API —ller decks jammed with her war planes, the 27,OCO-ton carrier Philippine, Sea today was en route to Pearl Harbor to head the new task force yoke. The big carrier left late yesterday under conditions of military secrecy. It had ben preceded 24 hours earlier by the smaller escort carrier Sicily* bound for the Korean war Bone with a cargo of coainat planes. Truman Stands By Pike tor AEC Head WASHINGTON, .Iuly*'6. (IP] — President Truman declared today he Is 100 per cent behind Sumner T. Pike for renomination to the Atomic Energy Commission. He said Senate opposition to Pike stems from Republican party politics. Continued from Page 1 destroyed. 10 tanks in rear guard action. Approximately 40 tanks and 1,000 North Korean infantryman were ir the fast moring force, which once was halted temporarily hut picked up speed a short time later. A commanding officer, at Korea] headquarters said Americans at oni advanced position had Improved their lot by moving to a new de fense position. The Communists reportedly had bypassed some ad vanced American units. Asked if the situation were good or bad the commander replied "no situation Is good unless you are advancing." U. S. air power continued \t pound enemy bases despite poo lying conditions. The U. S. Far East Air Foro aid its war-plane* contacted n Vorth Korean aircraft on 74 sor ies. A sortie is one flight by on >lane. B-29 Ruperforts destroyed thre pans of a bridge . Unking one North Korea's biggest Industrie centers with its nearby . airfield The bridge is north>or .YoiipO'Air "leld, target of a recent raid b he powerful bombers. The bridge leads to Hamhung ite of a huge nitrate plant, etgh miles to the north. Although there was an absenc of enemy aircraft, an air com mimique said antiaircraft fire wa ncreasing, particularly in the Seou area. The Red radio at Pyongyan >roadcast that it had sunk t» U. S. light cruisers. Later the rnd revised the figure to one. Th J. S. Navy described the report i •hogwnsh" and said It did nc have two light cruisers In the are. Is removal May 4 anrt his accounts s sheriff from Jan. 1, 1941 to last ay 4. In the latter classification, $43.12.15 was reported as net fees rned and (5,480 of excess fees tcr payment of sheriff's and dep- tles' salaries from the original net. The excess fees were paid to the ounly treasurer, $3,486.01 being re- •itted in 1050, the audit report said. JP Correspondent Ee/ieved Captured WASHINGTON, July 6. («>)—The rmy sat! today that United Press orrespondent Peter Kallschcr L< believed captured" by North Koran Communists. The Communist radio said last light that Kallscher and Asso- iated Press correspondent Tom jambert were, captured near Suwon. Both had been missing for everal hours. Lambert, however urned up later at Taejon anl resorted to Tokyo by telephone. An Army spokesman here said hat Kalischer was last seen yes- erclay by fellow co-respondents and Banks Check Called WASHINGTON, July 6. (j\P) — The comptroller of the currency today issued a call for a statement of (.he condition of all national bunks •(the close of business June 30. 'T'he Federal Reserve Board also issued a call as of June 30 on slate • banks In its membership. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation did the same for non-memcer state banks which it insures. Reserves to Remain So WASHINGTON, July 6. W) — President Truman salrt today there are no present plans in call the National Guard or armrrl force, reserves to duty because of the Korean war. Reds Disguise Planes .TOKYO. Friday. July 7. W>—Use of South Korean plane markings by North Korean invader planes was reported today by General MacArthur's communique. It said four such disguised planes attacked Osan Chancery Court Held Chancellor C. M. Buck of Blythc- ville today presided over a sessior of Chancery Court in the Cmirl House here. Divorce and equity were heard. 'A MAN IS NO BETTER THAN HIS WORD" Be Irritated? Why -Hat the Chsmp"/'s McMath Offers Aid In Railroad Strike LITTLE ROCK, July 8. W) — •overnor McMath carried hk cam paign routine today with an offi to act as peacemaker In anottv railroad strike. Visiting at Ourdon. he said "as did when the Missouri Pacific slrik was In progress. I am prepared today to offer the services of my administration wherever those services can be helpful in reaching a settlement of the Rock Island strike." About 1.200 Rock Island employes in Arkansas are idle as the result of a strike of switchmen against the Rock Island and four other lines. tached to the 92nri llomb Group at Spokane Air Force base. Other B- re-l29s from the 92nd left here Tuesday liglil for unnamed destinations in the Far East. No one has mentioned Korea In connection with the flights hut crews that, climbed aboard the big limbers tonight gave (he impression that they knew this was uo pistol: routine mission. Some had .45 automatic strapped (o their walsl. On one bomber, (lie pilot checked the equipment of members of his crew and then asked; "Are there any ciuestions?" There were none. Ten of the 12 men assigned to this bomber saw combat in Work War If, His crew members seemed particularly distressed over one thing— the Korean war had' cheated them out of a three-day Fourth of Jill' pass, earned last June by thei. training record. The alert to move out cancelled that. Wives and children of the air. men watched (lie lakcoffs. Other B-2Bs have been ordered '.c Pacific bases from March Air Porci base in California. Bananas and coffee are prlncipa crops raised in the lava soil arouni Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro. is believed captured. Lambert, the spokesman said, wa "sale with the U.S. Air Force ll Korea" at 8 a.m., today t6 p.m. I Wcdiicsdayl. TRAIN SHIRLEY MAY TRAINS AWAY-Shh-lcy May France, old Somerset, Mass,, high school girl who is determined to swim the English Channel in the next few weeks, goes wading with little Elizabeth Whenllcy, 4, of Twickenham, Kng. Shirley May, who failed in a gallant bid to swim the Channel last summer, is training hard at Dover, Eng., for her new crossing attempt, under sponsor, thip of NEA Service. Continued from Page 1 urg and In Pcbria. The mishap occurred at 4:4» i.m, CST) and cause of the derailment 'as not known. The EI Capllan Is the railroad'! 3allfoinla-Chlcago ill-coach extra, arc train. Chief Can n«raiLed An undetermined number of e*n n the Kansas City Chief also wer« icratlcd when (he train plowed Iho the El Capllan but all the p«»- cngers were believed to hav« et- "ripcd injury. The superintendent's office «- Jlaincd that under automatic train "onlrol it is not unusual for the rall- •nad to operate trains on parallel racks In [he same direction, occasionally running them aide by side for some dlslances. I5y automatic train control, «H signals are visible to the engirt* crctvmen In the cabs of their loco- nolives Instead of on signals alonf the right-of-way. . Missouri Vets Bonus Is Issue JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., July «. M't—Missouri volcrs may bet- an- nlhcr chance this year to say whe- tlicr they'll pay World War IT veterans a cash bonus of up to $500, financed by luxury taxes. The Veterans of Forelpn Warm .lied inlllallve petitions today carrying 95,811 names. VFW officer! said they believed that was enough to put the constitutional amendment proposal on the general election ballot next November. Two years ago Missouri 'rot*™ overwhelmingly defeated * |404 bonus which would have been financed by raising the - state ' s»Iet lax from two to three per cent. on ffOPL £ SUNDAY, ju/j£ 2s t /950 8/6 SW/A/G /s BEN TRAINED. FOR PUBUC SERVICE! CHARLES C. WINE nf Tcxarkana ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SUPREME COURT To succeed .lurl^c R. W. Robins, deceased. (Position Xo. 4) EXPERIENCED QUALIFIED *'/i years Judicial Experience —Supreme Court and Chairman nf Ark. Public Services Commission, 13 years Active Law Practice. Political Advertisement paid for bj Charles C. Wine, Texarkana. Pint of the Fine Cars in Valui The Car that puts your Best Feet for wan/ W E think you'll agree that the whole story of an automobile isn't told in its power, its room, its styling, even in its ride. 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