FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1950 BLYTHEVTLLE, (AttK.) COURIER NEWS A-Bomb Deemed Impractical in Korea Armed forces Shun Atomic Ground Fight By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON, July 21. (*5— The armed forces, for purely military reasons, take a dim view of suggestions that use of the atomic bomb might end the Korean war quickly. Military officials question whether the A-bomb 'could produce results In Korea—where there are tew good targets for mass destruction weapon—sufficient to justify dipping Into the U. S. atomic arsenal, which Is necessarily limited in size. The Korean fighting Is essentially a battle between ground armies although with air suppori^-and, in the case of our side, with naval support. The A-bomb could conceivably be used against ground forces. But to make profitable such use of a weapon so expensive in terms of material, production man-hours and money would require that then be thousands or tens of thousands of troops concentrated in an are: a mile or less in radius. No Troop Concentration* Such concentrations of North Ko rean troops do not exist. At th jK>nt, they are deployed along ^p-aggling line. There are no po'rt where masses of their men and equipment might pile up. At som points there are rail or highwa junctions, but North Korean troop flow through these points rathe than congest in large numbers. Even if It were decidec' to use at omic bombs against enemy force deployed at the battle zone, th terrain would pose a stiff problem The front—like almost all of Ko rea -is mountainous country, wit! ridges and valley cutting across th landscape. The effect of an atomi "~ bomb Is drastically reduced by sucl terrain, as was demonstrated b the wartime attacks on Japan, be cause the ridges shield areas fro: the blast. A-Bomb Called Impractical The use of A-bombs agalnb strategic targets—the centers of wa production—is deemed equally lin practical,- simply because there ar almost no targets of strategic im portance In communist North Jto rea. One of note is the oy refinery a Wonsan, on trie east' coast. Bu by the standards of World War II It Is not very big. The same true of the one steel plant In Nort Korea. For such targets u these, con ventlonal high explosive and Incen diary bombs and ship gunfire ap apparently are considered adequate. ~ Should bombs be withdrawn fro the arsenal and used anyway? That raises the question of ho many bombs are available. TheL never has been any announcemen only Indications and unoffici guesses. ; One of these came from Dr. J. lop Minister Asks'No Army' TOKYO, July 21. VP) — Prime Sinister Shigeru Yoshida said lo- ay Japan should not raise a vol- nteer army for service in Korea— ven If asked. Likewise any proposals that Jap,n rearm should be rejected, press eporls quoted Yoshida as telling he foreign affairs committee of toberl Oppenheimer, who wu dtr tor of the Los Alamos, N. M.., bornlory when (he first bombs re made. He told a Congres- onal • committee in 1946 that a eacetime 200 bombs could be com- etfd in "maybe a little over a ear." By Intensive effort, he lought, the United States could ccumulate 1,000 bombs" In two ears. Perhaps the figure Is somewhere jetween these two estimates. But nether the united States has 200 r 1,000 bombs, they must be hus- anded lor a possible 'day of dire eed should a World War III come. U. S. May Lose Korea, Official Says SPRING LAKE, Mich., July 21. (Jf)— The President of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, otto A. Seyferth, declares lliat American forces "are In danger of losing Korea." Seyfersh, home from Washington conferences, told a banquet (Wednesday night) that the situation was "more serious than most of us realize." However, he denied published reports that he had predicted that U. S. forces would be "driven out of Korea." the House of Representatives. Talk of rearmament, he said, was delaying a Japanese peace treaty. Yoshida told one legislator he would not agree to a volunteer army. There was growing ^peculation that this nation might be called on to raise a ground force to help push back the North Koreans The prime minister said rearmament was not permitted by constitution. SKYLINE Vi Mi. No. of Blylheville on Hi way (SI LAST TIMES TONHTE—DOUBLE FEATURE SAT. ONLY DOUBLE FEATURE PROGRAM OLIVER 4 HARDY "FLYING DEUCES" SUNDAY and MONDAY ' JEAN SIMMONS HOUSTON i ALSO 4 BIG COLOR CARTOONS Sej'ferlh, a Muskcgon Industralts^ rged a fight f or coluntary coii- rols of business If restrictions b«- oma necessary. "Two thirds of (he men In power i \Vashlngton are opposed to vol- ntary restrictions of our econo- >y," he said. Mauna Loa In Hnwalt Is the •orld's most active volcano, accorcl- ng to the National Geographic cclety. PAGE mi State Highway Work Orders Issued by AHD LITTLE ROCK, July 21. (AP) — Orders ,to begin work on five hlyh- wny projects have been issued by the state highway department. The jobs, contractors and costs: Garland county, resurfacing .of Central Avenue In Hot Springs, Ben M. Hogan Co. of Little Roclt, $10,166. Columbia County, 12.6 miles of gravel base course and remodeling of six timber bridges on the Magnolia-south road, Highway 132, Cobb Brothers Construction Co. of MURR* YOUR FRIENDLY THE/MR SUNDAY end MONDAY BURT VIRGINIA LANCASTER-MAYO NO ADVENTURES SO STIRRING SINCE ' SCREEN ADVENTURE BEGAN! $ Meridian, Miss., $245,217. Pope County, 106 miles of gravel ise, two steel bridges and lour oncrele culverts on Ihe Dover- ieclor road, Highway 27, D. P. tones Co. of Little Rock, »213,«34. Jolntton County, seven miles ol gravel surface on the Clarksville- Ozone road, Highway 21, S. E. fivuns Construction Co. of Fort Smith, $123,848. Pi.iirle and Monroe Counties, 7.7 niles of bituminous surfacing and >ne concrete and steel bridge on lie (Jim-Clarendon Road, Highway 9, McOeorge Construction Co. of "Une Bluff, $334,596. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday 'COLORADO RANGERS' wlih Jimmy Ellison 4 R U s, tlayden Also Cartoon & Serial Saturday Owl Show "GREAT PLANE ROBBERY" with Tom Conway i Margaret Hamilton Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK] Matinees Sat. & Sun. i>h. 58 British Tommy Seeks to Be Gl LONDON, July 21 m—Hundreds of Britons who would rather be a GI Joe than a Tommy Atkins have tried In vain to enlist In the U.S. Army here since war broke out In Korea. "I have to tell them all the same thine," said Col. P. H. Draper, executive officer of the Army attache's office at the U.S. embassy. "At Don't forget to VOTE Tu*sd» July 25th. BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY ALL WHITE THEATRE !.:isl Times Today —UOUBI.K FEATUKE— 'Border Incident' wilh George Murphy & Kicardo Montbalm PHIS Friday "FIGHTER SQUADRON' WARNER BROS. Saturday 'SALT LAKE RAIDERS' With ALAN LANE Saturday Owl Show 'Father Is a Bachelor" with William Holdeo 'The Hunted' with Preston Foster * Iklita Also Cartoon Saturday —DOUBLE FKATURE— r Gun Runner' Jimmy Wakely TV- Disaster' he present time only Amniaa can Join American forw»." SKYLINE SOON Open 7:3*. 8Urt» l:tl Last Times Today —DOUBLE FEATCJBE— 'Bomba, the Jungle Boy' with Johnny Sheffield & CheU PLUS Richard Denning & Trudy Marshall Cartoon & ''Jr. G-Men" Serial Saturday Owl Show ' 11:15 'Night Has a Thousand Eyes' Edwin G. Rohinson & G;ile Russell Cartoon & "Congo Rill" Serial Cartoon A Congo BUI Serial 'The Crooked Way' with John Payne & Ellen Drew Also Cartoon Saturday —DOUBLE FEATURE— 'Tarzan and the Leopard Woman' with Johnny WeismuHer —PLUS— 'Born lo Kill' with Clara Trevor & Lawrence Tierney Cartoon & Serial: "Haiders of Ghost City" CAST YOUR VOTE EOR ALBERT "SHUG" BANKS > for STATE REPRESENTATIVE Post No. 2 BUSINESSMAN & FARMER REARED IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY AND FAMILIAR WITH YOUR PROBLEMS AND NEEDS Graduated from Columbia Military Academy in 1940. Served two years in the Army during World War II. Chairman of Whitton PMA Committee (Farm Program). Director of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau. Secretary-Treasurer of the Chelford Gin Company. Member of the Joiner Lodge and Rotary Club.
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