The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 17, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 17, 1950
Page 9
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HOTOAT, JULY IT, 1WO Supply Route Hampers U.S. in Korea BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE NINE Congested Port fab/s Danger DfAir Attack By ELTON C. FAIT WASHINGTON, July 17. (AP) • — enormously complex—and po- ntlally dangerous—transportation rogram is hampering efforts to ulld up material behind the VS. rcw In Korea. mountain ol equipment, weap ammunition and other mate- lal must go into a single South an port dally just to keep irces now there supplied for the liter fight. That port Is Pusan, a tiny place world seaports go, with limited utilities and a single railroad and ^adequate highway routes linking . to the battle zone. If the port should be crippled y attack or captured, the whole Korean campaign could falter or ollapse. So far, North Korean airplanes .ave been scarce. The men respon- ible for getting war goods to the mbattled American and South Ko- >ni forces haven't had to cope th attempts to bomb Pusan's across the widest reach of the Pacific. The sailing tune Is more than ;wo week*. EDSON Whether this continues de- *ipon whether Eussia decides provide her North Korean satel- e with a tactical air force. Bun-Bombs Maybe There is still another danger, if orld War II Is taken as a lesson the possibility that the Commu- •Ists might decide to try V-l "Buzz mbs" as the Germans did with amaging results against the har- of Antwerp. The Russians are nown to have captured quantities these midlum-dlstance missiles jid to have been experimenting th their improvement since the rar. Th« rang* of the World War II -I was between 250 and 300 miles, distance from North Korean- eld territory to the constricted. ongested port of Pusan is only bout 130 mties. There are no good alternate ports South Korean hands. While in ormatkm hert shows three other tort*—Ma&an,' Yosu and Mokp'o also called Moppo) — they aie mall, with shallow harbors and tw lacilitie* for handling even feht vessels. Heavy ocean-going . o*nnot use them. Only Four Ple*« Itself, when the Amerl- i started using It for the South Goran campaign, had only four l to berth ocean-going i water depths alongside h* piers of between 21 and 33 feet. What must fo through UiLs bot- leneck? There te no Information on the KM of the American force now in Cora* or on what will be added th* next few days, * weeks and oaths. But »t the outset, there PM rcfennc*' to the 24th division, at least dementi of It, enter- I MM campaign nut ffirw a rough yardstick of ifcst th* prtmltivt port ha< had to euvdle: Thi vehicles, weapons and other ajor equipment of one normal nfsntrr division of 17,000 men (not deluding hundreds or thousands < ton* of other material, totals >ppn>Klmately 17,000 tonj. This la rhat must bt moved when the di- •Ufon starts rolling toward a bat- Ufront. Tvviwf* Items thl« tonnage Is included such Items as these: mor* than 600 two lind a half-ton trucks, more than loo three-quarter ton Jeep trucks, Inore than 1,000 jeeps and trailers, p 10S- and 156-milltmeter howit- |«rs, about 40 75-millimeter guns lif tanks are taken along (and they liavt begun to appear In the American sectors of Korea.) a division liormally is equipped with about 1*0 of them. At the outset, the water haul for Ilivlsional equipment and the dally 1 upply requirements was compara- 15lvely short^from Japanese bases an, .The sailing time involved from about 14 hours across : "narrow strait to two days when lihipments must be made from Ja- |wn's eastern ports. But the pipeline from the main liupp'y and production sources in |.he United tSates, through which j Ittaterial has started to flow, ts Continued from Page t in Washington, was recently r2- chrislencd "Ohio Drive." Big Idea was to give the Buckeye state- its rightful representation by having a District of Columbia avenue named after it. Ohio was the only one of ihe 48 states not so honored, but now Ohioans visiting the capital can find and drive on "their" street, with Its fine view of the Potomac. Honor guest at the Ohio Drive dedication was Interior Secretary Oscar Chapman. Sen. Robert A Taft was there, too, and quite a llsl of Ohio notables. In a slip of the tongue, Rep. Thomas A, Jenkins referred to Mr. Chapman as "Secretary of Agriculture." Ohio Gov. Frank Lausche ther referred to his as "Secretary o State." As photographers took thei final shot of Secretary Chapman one of them said. "Thank you, Mr. President." Cracked thr grinning Chapman. "Fastest set of promotions * ever had in mv life." Peace or War: Hnusins Problem Frank W. Cortrlght, executive vice nrcsident of National Association of Home Builders, has Mtf his memiers: "In event of all-out war. no 'urther construction could be started, but houses under way would probably be completed on a mini- mom basis. 'Materials would be allocated as n World War II. In event of bombing, temnorary sharing of all existing facilities would be required and elaborate provision would be made for temporary shelter .... trailers, demountnbles and even tent cities." Pre-Fah Business May Rise In this same connection, outlook for pre-fabricated housing may pick up. It Isn't that this housing is much cheaper, or that It am be produced with less man-hours of labor. But It can be produced centrally, under shelter, with power tools, by rapid mass production and at all seasons of the year. And It Is highly mobile, which Is most Important. Oil on Troubled W lers One of those tremendously wealthy Texas oilmen came to Washington not long ago to see his congressman and protest against the government's allowing so much foreign -produced oil to come Into the country. It was ruining him, the oilman complained. Instead of pointing out that his constituent was reported to be making a million dollars a year or more and dldnt seem to be suffering :he congressman—who doesn't wan name used in connection with Lhls story—merely said: "Don't you tnow that If the government puts limit on the Importation of foreign oil, It will be the first step towards government control of the oil industry?" The oil man thought this over for a moment, then got up and left. MUSTANGS TO THE RESCUE—P-80 Shooting Star jet fightc: planes, like those pictured below, haven't done well against Russian- built Yaks in Korea. They're Just too darned fast. So they will scon be replaced by Mustang fighters—bailie-proved veterans of World War II—like the P-51 shown above. The jels are handicapped by distance Operating from Japanese bases 300 miles away, they are limited to 1C minutes or less over the target area. Their speed is a handicap—i! the Shooting Star pilot misses his first pass at a North Korean plane his 600-milcs-per-hour ship is 40 miles away before he can turn foi another shot. The North American Mustangs have a top speed of 451 miles per hour, are highly nmneuverable, can spend an hour or mori over a target and are well-suited to low-altitude fighting. Jets are designed for high-altitude, high-speed combat. Vovy Mars' Fail On Flights as Engines Conk SAN FRANCISCO, July 17_(/n_ IVo of (he Navy's huge Mars fly- 'ng boats—one loaded, with troops ivestbound out of Honolulu—experienced engine trouble In midnight (lie pnst week-end. Ninety troops were nboard the Hawaii Mars when nn engine conked out- Friday und she was forced to return to Hawaii, More spectacular was the Caroline Mars loss of two engines on her flight, with 18 aboard, from Honolulu to San Francisco Saturday. About 600 miles off the mainland both engines on one side conked out. Normally operated nt 7,000 feet the Caroline Mars dropjicd to 1200 feet before she safely set down on San Francisco Buy. Passengers' baggage. 19,000 poundb of cargo, thousands of pounds gasoline and all loose gear were dumped overboard to keep the slilr up. Both passengers and crew praised the skill of the pilot, Lt. Cmdr. A C. Snider of Alarncdn, Calif., li bringing the four-engine craft to a safe landing. All aboard were Navy personnel except one Marine enlisted man. All were from Hie Bay area. The Navy said nn InvestlgiUlm would be made this week of tin Caroline Mars engine failures. Too Big for His Job CHICAGO —W')— John Sadow ski's trouble Is that he is AIKMOKIAI, TO "NUTS!"—This war memorial at Uastogne, Belgium, Is being dedicated by the Belgian (Hoiilc—n-lio contributed the money to build it-to all (lie American GI's killed during the Battle ol the Bulge. The memorial Is star-shapi-d, about 200 feet wide and 40 feet high, with the history of th« 13ulgc Inscribed on Its Inner columns. MaJ.-Gen. Anthony McAullffc, hero of Bastogne, will be principal speaker at its dedication. McAuliffc made history in December, lOH. v.'hcn as commander ol surrounded American forces In the city, lie hurled a contemptuous word. "Nuts." nt German demands for sur- render. • __Belgians Honor U.S. at Basfogne J.'.cAuliffc Dedicates Memorial in Tribute To Famed 101st BASTOONE. nclgium. July 17 ' MV-n«W.n cr,,,d f pM M^c^'^^^^r^^ yesterday to America's wnr dead as a monument was unveiled alup hill in memory of the who geve his famous "Nuts" retort when the Gcnmms called on Ills lOlRt Airborne Division In surrender, dedicated Hie memorial. Dnllratloii Speech In Ills dedication speech McAul- lffc pointed out that Nehru's message was to various folks, for any one of whom It might be Intended. Tins is called a "try rnepage"— Just trying lo find the rls!lit person. Actually neither the United Slates nor Ru.sln Ls technically the right parly to whom to address a mediation proposal. Let's nnt forget that In Korcn nt the request, of the United CARUTHERSVILLE NEWS By Joan Douglass — Phone 389-J Romonc* in Reef China SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Boy meets girl" was a theme which the old China discouraged in favor of arranged marriages. In Red China it's different. "Young men and women who fall in love should be encouraged to cultivate their friendship and affection on the basis of work, study, and common revolutionary ideals," declares Teng Ying-chao, vice- president of the All-China Democratic Women's Federation, according to a broadcast by the' Peting (Pelplng) radio. Johnson-Mitchell Vows Fledged The morning wedding of Miss 'atsi Ann Johnson and John Profitt Mitchell took place Friday, July, 1950, at nine o'clock at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church In Caruthersville. The Rev. Father Leibinger said the ceremony. 'Hie bride's i>arenls are Mr. and Mrs. John Andrew Johnson Sr,, of Caruthersvine jind Mr. Mitchell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Mitchell, Slkeslon, Mo. Mrs. Guy E. Mfchle, organist, presented nuptial music throughout the ceremony. Mrs. Don McNeeley of Cape Girardeau, Mo., sister of the bride, sang. Mrs. Charles Mitchell was matron of honor and Mrs. Richard Inrnan, >.5rs. Robert Mitchell, and Mrs. Charles Meyers, Mrs. T. D. Malone, Boston, Mass., Mrs. Don McNeeley, Cape Girardeau, and Miss Dorla Dann, cousin of the bride from Newcastle, Ind., were bridesmaids. The bridal gown was an original of crystalline silk marquisette over bridal satin. It was' in a design reminescent of the old south in the ante bellum period. The PriscilU basque waist was fastened at the center front with tiny self-covered buttons beginning at the deep V- neckline. The balloon push-up sleeves were tiered with five graduated tucks and were a most Interesting feature of the dress. The full gathered skirt joined the knee depth fluted flounce with the same graduated tuck treatment and extended a long regal train. Her veil, a double tiered waist length one of misty French illusion, fell from a crystalline silk marnulselte Juiet cap edged with shirred Illusion. She carried a boquct o( white orchids nestled in stephanotls. The bridegroom's brother, Charles Mitchell, served as best man. Another brother, Robert Mitchell, was groomsman, along with Jack A. Johnson, Jr., brother of the bride, and Richard Inman, Charles Meyers, Robert Lambert, and Leroy Heal, all of Sikeston. Ushers were Peter Coleman of Caruthersville and Bob Deneke and Ted Lynch of Slfceston. <i reception was held In the Colonial Room nt Sikeston at three o'clock that afternoon following the ceremony. Mr. Mitchell and his bride have taken an apartment in Sikeston where they will reside on their return from a wedding trip. America." Maj. Gen. Anthony 0. McAullffc, Nations. Thus the Stale Department holds (hnt the U.N. is the "proper forum" for the settlement of the crisis. Try Message However, perhaps Nehru took that into consideration and adopted what looked like the practical course of sending his "try message" to the two nations which actually are mo,! deeply Involve:! and l-"-]rrs who might do good. So tar ns regards the Unit d Stutes. the Slate Department has laid it down flatly that the minimum condition for a solution of the crisis Is for the North Koreans to quit fighting and withdraw to theli owti territory. Almost instantly TUMS Ret fid cif excess mcitl — relieve K as , heartburn, scuni.icli- •chc due to acid indigestion. Yet TUMS contain no bicarbonate tci ovcrnlkalue or nci<] rebound. Mint/. I'leusan* lasting. Still only IOC, WI5 FOR HIE 1VKKM On the Right Track l>y Stack (jgiTERLOOK ' AUT ?H-TH E ^ YELUOW PA5ES Seriously, the Yellow Pages of your telephone directory »re your best guide to services, products, and businesses in your town. The Yellow Pages tell who buys , .. sells . . . rents ... repairs. Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. /tool-Aid "Win with Shirley Hipp VOTE FOR KENNETH S. 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