The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 17, 1950 · Page 2
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FACE TWO , «LrTHBVILl,B, (ARK.) COUHIE* NEWS MONDAY, JULY IT, 1W9 GIs Fought Well, Hurt Colonel Says Of Kum Defense By WIM'IAM R- MOORK A U. S. COMMAND POST IN KOREA, July 17. W_H was the colonel speaking. "My men have put up a good ftght. I tell you, a good fight." The colonel lay on R stretcher In a clearing station today well back from the scene of battle. A bullet went through his right leg Sunday. Military regulation forbid using (he names of wounded. But the history of this Korean campaign will list Ine colonel as fhe leader of a unit which fought gallantly Sunday In an attempt lo hold the Kum River line against overwhelmlncy Red artillery and ground attacks. "I saw them hold (lent and keep on shooting when the Red artillery was coming at them," the colonel said. "Let me tell you (hey nut up a good fight. Ml bet they are up there now still righting." Officer Nods Okay An officer on a nearby stretcher nodded agreement. •They sure d,ld," he said. "If we had had just one more battalion," (he colonel snid. "we'd all be right there on the river, still righting." The colonel, a thin serious man with eyes still rctirieneri by the dust and fatigue of battles, told how the fighting went. Enrly Sunday the Communists tried a bold crossing of the Kmn River in front of the 0 .S. lines. The Reds that were not killed holed tip tinder cover of artillery. Artillery Barrage. The Reds kept on building up their artillery barrage of the Am ericart positions. They usert tank tuns and everything else they had. It was decided to drop back the American front lo prepared po- altlons. The colonel's unit was to hold until nightfall so the move could be made In darkness. The colonel heard that something Teas holding up his supply trucks H« went back to Investigate. HL lound Intense Communist crossfire on the road. Trucks Hkri Up "The trucks had piled tip closf together," he said, "and I got then to scatter. "The men were pinned down too but when we started shooting back at the Communists they quit firing. "Then I got hit. Something sure (ore hell through my leg. I put a good man In charge and I knoiv my men kept on figlU'^g- "I think what happened was that the Reds came in at us from bolh flunks. They crossed the river on our riciit and left and they had all their artillery supporting them too. A Lot Killed "I ilnn't know ho\s- many of tiinm arne at us and I don't know how nuny of them we killed. But it was lot." An orderly interrupted the inter- iew. He told the colonel lie was •nroiue to the united States. "On account, of this?" the col- 'iicl demanded, pointing to his leg. "Oh no you rion't! I'm not going back to tlic United Slates, in a ittle while I'm eoing to be riyhl jack then: fighting again." "Well sir," the orderly said, "il ays here you arc to be evacuated n the United States, and If thnl sn't rJKht then its because you adir other arrangements yourself." "I'll fix that." tlic colonel said. 'I tell you I'm going up there ghting again riqht away." The orderly moved along to the cxt patient. Philippines Buy War Stockpiles VANCOUVER, B. C.. July 17. —A leading Canadian grain shipper says the Philippines government is buying 1.000.000 sacks of flour In Cnnarta and the United States for "war emergency" stock- Piling. M. W. Berridge of Canada Grain Export Co., l.Ul.. Vancouver, yesterday reported the million-sack order Is heing placed by the Philippine relief and trading regulation authority. He said the order is In addition to normal flour purchases. Bcrririge said he had been told by the trading agency the etxra shipment would be stockpiled at Manila as a precautionary measure in event the Korean war spreads and shipping In the Pacific Is curtailed. F'l.AfiS OVKR KOKKA — Here are the two native flags Jlylni? over Korea today. At top is the South Korean flag, which has a red and blue circle and dashes on a white field. The circle and dashe.s are replete with Oriental symbolism. Below U the flag of the North Korean Communists, hearing a resemblance to the Russian flac. The red stflr and single stripe are against a yellow backsround. (NKA) 'Use Eye for Eye Treatment on Korean Reds/ Wainwright Says to Stop Savage Atrocities Central Park Bear Bites Feeding Hand; Woman Loses Finger NEW YORK. July 17— (If}— Mary Pn.sch. 31. lost her right Index fln- ser nt the Central Park Zoo l»s night when a brown bear bit the hand thnt ted him. Police .said Miss Pnsch apparently had leaned over a guard rail and put her hand through the bars of the cage to give the animal some cnnrfy. She wa.i taken to Roosevelt Hospital, where the badly mangled linger was amputated. By WILMAM ('. BARNARD SAN ANTONIO. Tex, July 17. if,\ —Johnathan M. Walnwrlght thinks the United States should get tough in Korea. Walnwrlghl, hero of Bataan and Corregldor, believes retaliation should be the "only answer" to al- trocillcs In Korea. The 66-year-old retired general, W d 0 .suffered tor- -ures and IOZ'IK imprisonment by !he Japanese, brought up the subject of atrocities In an interview with the Associated Press. "I read that the North Koreans" look some of our men captive, tted their hands behind their backs arid shot them in the face. I will say, unequivocally, that were I commanding in Korea. I would meet that situation by giving captives the same treatment. The Japs did that lo some of my men. 1 think the only answer IB retaliation." Kindred Spirit Ki-lt The old campaigner, 45 years a soldier, was Interviewed on the screen porch of his fine San Antonio .home. v "I feel a kindred spirit for our men in Korea today," he said sadly. "They are fighting against heavy odds and I know what that Is. But they have hope. At Corregldor there was no hope. "The North Koreans have considerable power and resources behind them. The South Koreans are fast building up resources from the power of the United States. At Hainan, were were outnumbered [wrhaps 10 or 20 to one and we had no resources behind vis whatever and no hope of anv. "We Will Win" "1 am confident we will win in Korea. General Mac-Arthur will hantite the situation. I put my trust in him. Leave It io Doug, I say. lit I think the American public lould be prepared for a fairly long ar." Of the Russians he said only: perhaps we ar* being drawn Into war by the Soviet Union which perhaps in walllnj for us to commit the ovtr act." Two-Place Sirllc* If the Russians struck, did he think thty would strike In Europe or In the Orient. "Perhaps both places." h« ««ld. General Wilnwrlghl took com- mand of the American forcet in the Philippines after General MacAr- trmr's secret departure for Australia March II, 1942. He was forced lo surrender to the Japanese when Correglrior fell Maj «, 1442. The Japanese held him prisoner until Ancient Mariner Paddles Own Canoe AVALON, Calif., July 17. (AP) _ At 62, Vincent Smith really can paddle hi* own canoe. He proved it beyond all doubt when he stroked his flimsy 15-foot craft across the Santa Catalina channel in a rough 15-hour Junket Saturday. Smith, a Chicago attorney who has been canoeing as a. hobby lor 44 years, was missing for some 11 hours of the trip. A worried coast Guard finally spotted him and his 26-year-old canoe, the Nauti-Gal, some Ihree miles away from Avalon Harbor snd offered to tow him in. Texan Has Troub/ej DALLAS. July 17. (fP>— Solomon misht have known the answer to this question, but the district *L- Lorney's office didn't. "You sfe," said UIK man who wantfitl ]SK»\ advice, "I married n _ second wife without geUlns divorced from my first. And my .second wife found out about It and got in fid find quit me. "Then I got a divorce from my first wife, but my second wife still mad and won't come buck. How can I make her come back?" 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