The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 22, 1950 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER N VOL. XLVI—NO. 105 War Briefs •» THE ASSOCIATED PKKfiS ftlythevill* D»Uj .. BlyiheviU* Courier Blythevlll* VaOtay THK DOMTMANT KKWSPAPPt Of KQBTKKAgT ARKANB^ AMD SOtf Formosa Attack Expected TAIPEI, Formosa — The English language China News said today the Chinese Keels still are preparing feverishly lo attack Formosa. 'The security of the island should not be overestimated nor too much reliance ptit on United States Navy support," it warned. Sub Seen in Atlantic ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. — The weekly newspaper Sunday Herald quoted a trawler captain today as saying he had spotted a submarine on the Brand banks off Newfoundland which, from the type of construe- tlon, appeared to be Russian. There was no confirmation. A Royal Canadian Navy official at Ottawa said the reports are being investigated and added: "There is :io infottiiatiori at the moment to Indicate these reports are true." I|'f • Correspondent Shot TOKYO — A jeep driver reported today Wilson Fielder. 33, Hong Kong chief of bureau for Time Magazine, and a soldier were shot out of his fleeing vehicle at Red caplurec Taejon. Pvt. Ruban K. Kimball of Houston, Tex., driver of the jeep, said he did not know whether Fielder and the soldier were killed or wounded. He said they may have managed to escape with other units fleeing the South Korean city if they were wounded. Kimball said the drivers of 14 Jeeps in his convoy had orders nol to stop for anything as they spec out of Taejon under heavy Red fire. New York Plans Defense NEW YORK — New York is getting Its guard up. Spurred by war signs, officials have put civilian defense preparations on a rush-order basis. The hastened program is statewide, but the emphasis is on New Yorlc City, considered the focal poinl of danger in any atom-bomb attack Dutch Provide Ship WASHINGTON — The Navy said 'day that a unit of the Nether- ds Navy is now operating off the !_oreim roast. v; • -"A spokesman said' 'at a briefing that he did not know what fcinc of ship the Dutch craft Is, nor whether it Is operating off the east or west roast. , British Art Undecided . LONDON — Government spokesmen said today Britain has reached no decision on the question of sending ground troops to Korea. They made no comment on speculation that a small force may be sent from Hong Kong. Arkansas Reserve Call NEW ORLEANS - The Eighth Naval District announced today an undisclosed number of orders would be Issued next Monday for organized naval reserve units of the district to report to active duty States in the district are Arkan- M.1, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Japs Lips 'Buttoned' TOKYO — Americans in Japai were told today to button theii lips on war talk. "Self-imposed censorship is urgently required of all members of the occupation" because of the Ko rean war," said a headquarters announcement issued to all Army units. Two Million U. S. Uniforms Readied Armed Forces Give House Group Idea of Possible Size Military Units May Reach in Few Months WASHINGTON, July 22. «-The number of American,'; in uniform probably will climb over the 2,000.000 mark within the next few months. The armed forces have Indicated as much to the House Armed Services Committee—which, like its Senate counterpart, voted yesterday '- throw out the 2,006,8S2-man ceiling on military strength previously Soybeans ~ CHICAGO, July 22. UP, _ Soybeans: N OV J!IT1 High Low Close 317 307 310-07 355 243.1; 250 i,i 256 '.i 251'i 253',-i 259 251 25G'.i Weather Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness this afternoon, tonight S H O W K R S and Sunday. Scattered thundershowers in the east and north portions. Warmer Sunday. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy this afternoon, tonight and Sunday except mostly cloudy with few scattered showers or thunderstorms extreme «>«"> portion; Continued ccol, low tonight In 50s alone northern border to 60-65 south portion; high Sunday 15-80 Minimum this mornlng-64. Maximum yesterday—80 Sunset today—7:09. Sunrise tomorrow—5-03 Preclpilolion 2< l,ours"(o 7 am today—none. Total since Jan. 1—41 28 Mean temperature imioVay between high ano low>_72. .^Normal mean tempcraturt for This Dili Lwrt year Minimum this morning—TS. Maximum yesterday 97 Precipitation Jan. i to 'fhli date ~33.2o. set by Congress. * That ceiling compares with present Army-Navy-A i r Porce- Marinc strength of about 1.458,000. all To build toward the higher figure. II of the services except the Air Force have announced that they are calling up reserves. The Air Force has hinted that it may do so in about a week. The Marine Corps, in a move to keep its pool of reservists intact, announced a virtual ban on transfers from the organized lo the voluntary—or Inactive- reserve. Army Dips into Reserve Tlie Army said yesterday it is dipping Into its 932,000-man pool of National Guard and reserve strcng- "• Some notices are now In {tie Two Arkansans Evade Capture Powhatan Private, Magnolia Officer Among 200 Escapees By The Associated Prttt At least two Arkansas, a Magnolia lieutenant and a Powatan private, were among the more than 200 American.! who reached safety today after being trapped by the North Korean Reds in the flaming city of Taejon. The two, named in a dispatch by Assocatetl press Correspondent William R. Moore from a 24lh Division command post, were LI. Paul M. Reagan, SO, Magnolia. Ark., and Pfc Bob Faulkner, 24, powatan Ark. The Americans, trapped when the Reds overran Taejon i n savage fighting Thursday, were forced to "tuke to the hills," Moore said. They plodded more than 50 miles along trails in Communist-infested mountains to reach the command post. Reagan Loses Clothes Reagan lost all his clothing ex- -—„--„ „ ..„., „,.,.„ OUV1MU cept his under.shorts. His clothes ^'at by the same date the • Air .. es slipped off a timber he was pushing while swimming a river. He walked the last three miles in his bare feet, but reported "one of my sergeants walked 33 miles without shoes." Faulkner was in a group let but by M-Sgt. Hcnre Bernard. Jr., 32, Longmont, O.-After being surrounded near.. the Taejon airfield, Bernard said liiey-\vp.lked'boldly across the airfield with guns slung on their backs. "Nobody shot at ns »nd plenty could have. We circled around and walked 25 miles without firing a shot," he said. Tiro Arkaman.i Mi.scinr Two additional Arkansas men have been listed as missing in the Korean action. They are Pfc Luther R. Batey. 22, son of Mr. and Mrs Bud Batey. Hatficld. and Pvt. James L. Boone. 17, son of Mrs. Imogene Boone, Fort Smith. 200 til's Keach Safely My WIM.MM R. MOORE A 24TH DIVISION COMMAND POST, July 22. (/P|—More than 200 Americans who plodded 50 miles from fallen Taejon along trails in Communist - inlested mountains reached this command post safely early today. (Moore's dispatch did not mention Maj. Gen. William F. Dean commander of the 24th Division, who was last seen helping a bazooka team fight onrushing Red tanks In Taejon several hours before It fell.) Feet Are Blistered Almost every man had blistered feet. After a-day of savage fighting in Taejon Thursday they had been forced "to take to the hills." Three men arrived without shoes Their feet were badly cut. The first group of 180 arrived here at 2 a.m.. Korean daylight lime fli a.m., EST., Friday). Three hours later Lieut. Col. T. Waldlington, 55. (no address given) brought in 25 more. in the exhausted parties were men whose outposts had been overrun by hordes of North Koreans There were men who had slithered across rice paddies under withering fire of Red automatic weapons. There were men like Col. Wald- lington whose vehicles were shot out from under them by Red tanks, artillery and mortars which hit thetr motor convoy while It attempted lo withdrrw. There were artillerymen whose gun positions came under shattering Red fire. Almost everyone had seen close friends killed in the confused fierce fighting which began when Red tanks broke through Tae- jon's defense line. Seven wounded were in lhe first big group to arrive. First Sgt. Robert Cardencs of San Fernando. Calif., walked In n- head of lhe main group because "I was In better shape than the rest of the men." Cardencs led a truck convoy to the weary watting stragglers Col. Wadlington said he slarlcd with about 80 men but only 25 made it all the way. Most dropped out from exhaustion. Warilington said three times they fought off attacks by Communist bands in the rugged hill country. Only a few miles from their goal one tired soldier drowned crossing a river. Late Bulletin— TAIPEI, J«l r M. wv-chmew Commnntsis began shclting Qvc- moy rslaim, off Uw mainland port of Amoy, (onlfht in evMent fn- pur.illon for »n assault on the Nationalist blockade hue. th, mail. To speed the build-up, the Senate yesterday voted unmiimuosly to permit the armed services to hold men a year longer than their terms of enlistment. The House is expected to do the same Tuesday. This move lo prevent the loss of trained and skilled men reportedly was taken at the request of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of United Nations forces In Korea. Expiring Enlistment* MacArthur's command is due to lose 44.000 American OI's out of an estimated 145,000 in the u. S. Army whose enlistments expire between now and June 1051. Congress also has been advised Force would have 88,000 enlistments expiring, (he Navy 62,000. Meanwhile. Chairman Vtnson (D- Ga) announced that the House Armed Services committee will begin an inquiry Monday into "how well prepared this country Is." The Navy will be heard from first, with Adip. Forrest Sherman, chief of naval' operations, as the opening witness, i ' '. Hoif Many Men? Vlnson has instructed the services to advise the committee on how many men they think will be needed, not only to halt the Communist Invasion of South Korea, but to be ready for any outbreak elsewhere. He wants to know also how many ships the Navy plans to take out of "mothballs." The first move In that direction was taken yesterday, with an order to re-activate 12 troop ships laid up on the Pacific Coast- enough to carry at least 35.000 men, or two full Army divisions. In addition, 20 Victory shops were ordered into service from the 2,243 cargo vessels betng kept In reserve. As for manpower needs, the House committee already has been advised tentatively that the Army expects to build up to "just under" its present authorized ceilim? of 837,000. State Revenue Offices to Close During Election State revenue offices in Osceola. and BlylHeville will be closed Tuesday because of the Democratic primary then, it was announced today. Authorization to close the two county offices came from State Revenue Offices in Little Rock yesterday. All revenue offices in the state will be closed. The Osceola and Blytheville offices will re-open for business Wednesday for the continuance of the sale of 1950-5] truck licenses. Final day for the purchase of truck licenses is July 31. Revenue officials at Osceola said this rnorning that the Osceola office would remain open all day on Saturdays for the remainder of the month for the benefit of last-minute purchasers of truck licenses The office usually closes at noon on Saturdays. The Blytheville office has been open all day on Saturdays since the first of the month. E. ARKANSAS, SATUBDAV, JULY 22, 1950 »IKCLg COPIEg FIVB CWX9 GENERAL GAY VISITS FRONT IN SOUTH Hobarl R. Gay (seated be-slde driver) leaves by Jeep for a visit to the South Korean battle zone. He Is commander of the u. S. First Cavalry division and his home is at Rockport, III. others are unidentified (AP Wlrepholo via radio from Tokyo). Red Group Praises North Korean Fight By THOMAS A. KKKDY .BERLIN, July 22. «_An East German Conitnmiisl convention sent brotherly lighting greetings" and congratulations to the North Korean government today. Some 4,000 delegates to the third annual rally of the Socialist Unity (Communist) Party noisily .approved "congratulations to the Korean freedom fighters In their struggle against shameful American intervention." The third day of the parlv rally was again marked by the presence ot high ranking Communists from all the Cominform countries, who yesterday applauded East Germany's Chancellor otto GrotewoWs call lo former Nazis lo help drive the Western Allies out of Germany. The ComtiKorni representatives have kept secret any plans they may have for a Comlnform meeting. East German authorities declined to conimenti.on a .report from -Warsaw- thai the Comlnform may move' its headquarters from Budapest to the Soviet sector of Berlin. The latest issue of the Comintorm newspaper, published in Bucharest, saw "increased danger of R new war" in the world saying; U.S. Imperialism "The events in Korea, provoked by the U.S. imperialists, and the fact that the warmongers have now passed to direct aggression, testify to the increased danger of a new war. The peace and security of the nations are directly threatened by the fanatical atom-maniacs." Representatives of the Cominform —Moscow-directed brain (rust of international Communism — sat in the platform as Grotewohl appealed to Germany's Hitlerite remnants to unite with the Communists. The Communists have always claimed to be the most bitter enemies of fascism. "A Mass Character" "Our national front," Grotewohl declared, "Is not limited to Democratic (Communist) elements. We Generator Tested At Jim Hill Plant The 300.000 kilowatt turbo-generator at Arkansas-Missouri Power Company's new SG.OOO.OOO Jim Mill Plant underwcnl a manufacturer's test yesterday. The test, which was termed successful, was preliminary to a general test of the entire electric generating plant, The new plant is located between St. Francis, Ark and Campbell, Mo. General testing of the entire plant LS expected to begin next week. Truman May Ask Big Military Fund Tuesday WASHINGTON. Jnly 22 W>,_The White House said today that President Truman hopes to send his detailed request for $10.000.000,000 for military expansion to Congress on Tuesday. The President mentioned this figure in his message to Congress last Wednesday. Blytheville Couple Is Fined $225 For Untaxcd Liquor, Cigarette Sales untaxcd cigarettes Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moran, operators of the Eskridtrc Trailer Camp on North Sixth Street were assessed fines of $225 and costs on five charges of violation of state liquor and cigarette regulations. The couple was arrested as the result of a raid on the trailer camp June 25. Police, and slate revenue agents confiscated a quantity of untaxcd whiskey and. cigarettes during the raid. Mrs. Moran was assessed tines totaling s!25 and costs on charges of selling beer on Sunday, possessing untaxcd whiskey for sale and possessing untaxcd cigarettes for sale. Mr. Moran was fined a total of *100 and costs on charges of possessing untaxed whiskey for sale and selling beer on Sunday. He was ' J not guilty on a charee of possessing sale. Gene Bradley, attorney Tor , rney or e defendants, was granted an appeal ot lhe fines and appeal bonds were set at J200 for Mr. Moran and »250 for his wife. In other action, William Campbell, Negro, was 'fined slOO ami coits on a charge of driving while under the influence of liquor. Mun ^.,vt \Jl *K|LIUI. ftlunl- clpal Judge Graham Sudbury suspended S65 of the fine upon resti- Drod ,, rM . n ,„ tu on of damages caused by Camp- D "d^ ™ ™ bell's car ,n a traffic accident SuS- S^Wy™ Campbell was arrested after lhe «r he was driving collided with by William Bonn nf want everybody. Including the for- ~ier Nazis, so we have a mass char- cter." Grolewonl also called on the people of West Germany lo rise up against Allied "interventionist ar- lies." but snld nothing about lhe 20 Russian divisions in Ihe East. Lull Appears in Korea As U. S. Awaits Attack Reinforced Units Holding Position; \irmenHampered Youths Practice For Korea; One Shot to Death VIRGINIA, Minn., July 22. </!•) ;r.?H llc •, i ;°" t " ls dead '» seco »<i held without, charge after the Iwo 'practiced for Korea" with live ammunition In a four-hour gnn- flBht yesterday. Shot through the heart was Gene Porter, 2.1, St. cloud, Minn. Held in 81. Louis county Jail here Is Stewart, Cadhnm. 20, St Pan] a northern Minnesota resort son of the owner of Ocer Ijodge where the shooting occurred. ' The boys, with some others had been employed at the resort on Pellcnn Lake since last May. Aclolph Johnson, deputy sheriff said mote than 300 rounds of nm-' munition were exchanged. He gave this version of It: Porter and Cadham decided to "practice for Korea" by playing at renl war. Object oJ the game was to achieve perfect concealment and thus avoid bclne hit bv the bullets. With four teen-ngers looking on, the two fired at each other from behind cover of the resort cabins, nearby trees, rocks and boats. Porter lay prone behind « lumber pile. He stuck his head out to determine Cadham's position—but Cadham spoiled him first aim fired. John Art:o. assistant comity attorney, said he would Issue a warrant "carrying some criminal charge Involving homicide " Cm. w. r. »«n WASHINGTON, July 22. (#•(-The Army today orftclnlly listed Maj. Gen. William F. Dean, commanding general 0 [ the 24th Division, as missing in action in Korea. It also reported word Indicating that the general had been wounded. V- Conflrmatlon that Dean Is miss- Ing came in n message, from Gen Doublas MncArtmir. The Supreme Far East commander said that Dean's interpreter, who had been with him. Indicated that Dean was wounded. ' Food Prices Soar from Mid-May to Mid-June— Sharp Retail Price Rise Reported; Truman Plans to Halt Increase ' Kj MAX'HALL WASHINGTON, .July 22 (/p,_The sharpest retail price rises In two years were announced by (he Bureau of Labor Statistics today for the May 15-June 15 period—before the outbreak of the Korean war. The agency said prices rose .B per cent from mid-May to mid- June, with food prices soaring. 2.1 per cent over the figure for the previous 30 days. Meats, eggs, fruits Maybe It's the View: Meat Price Drop Seen CHICAGO, July 22. M'j—The present price trend in meat Is downward, says the American Meat Institute, after "panicky buying" had caused so;ne meat prices to skyrocket. The institute said the "panicky buying" started when the Korean "situation developed." it added: "Now. however, this prcssure-and that caused by people who rushed to fill freezer lockers, etc.-has lessened and the present price (rend is downward, especially on popular pork loins and some of the less popular but equally nutritious cuts of other meats. The institute, which represents the nation's meat packing industry, added that "this Is the season when meals always arc. in undcr-supply, so we do not know what the immediate future holds." But it said that the future supply situation appears lo be "bright indeed and sufficient to meet normal requirements." "Consumers can keep It this way if they win buy meat as they need it and avoid over-buying, especially of the fancier cuts " The biggest peacetime pork crop In history Is In the making the tnsl.Hi.le said, and added that 34 per cent more cattle now are on feed than a year ago. Some meat packers, the institute said, have "cracked down on potential profiteers" In canned meats. Gas Rationing Unlikely, Industrial Officials Say WASHINGTON. July 22. TO -Unle« the Korean fighting grows hilo a greatly expanded war. you need have no worries that there will be rationing or gasoline and fuel oil. mid vegetables Jumped the highest The significance of this announcement is that even before the Korean fighting broke out on June K, prices were not only going up but were gathering speed In their ascent. The May-to-.Iune Increase topped the .» per cent rise rejortsd last month—a list described then M "the greatest percentage Increase during any month since July 1948 " Since the righting began, new and apparently bigger rl*cs have occurred. \ Truman Seekn Control President Tftiman has told Con- he may have to ask for power to control prices. Yesterday Ren Sabalh in-ni) ., !lJd n ,i cr „ vls ' | to the White House that Mr Tru man h determined to seek thr power "if he can't gel them to sto the Increases," The Bureau of Labor statistics <BLS> in giving out Its regular "consumers' Price Index," Inrni.ihed no figures on what has happened since June 15. On that topic the announcement drily said that every knows—"additional advances In consumers' l>rlce.s since mid-June will be reflected In the index for July 15" The June 15 Index was 1102, or 70.2 per cent above the average of 1038-1939. This was the higncU — since January 194!), but still betow ™ the Reds from ncv Ihe record high nf 174.5 In August cast of T.icjon. and September of 1948. June Index Rises The June index for foods '.vas 204.6-morc than twice as great a.s the 1935-1939 average. Prom mld- . May to mid-June food prices went up In all of the 56 cities surveye Br IJ3IF ERICKSON K1GHTH ARMY HBAD- QUARTBRS. Korea, July 22 ( . AT>) ~ Solidly reinforced American force., held now po- silions considerably southeast of fallen Taejon today and .•waited a now North Korean attack. 'I'licComnuinists did iiot attack today. Past, experience indicates another two days of nil mijfht drop over the battlefront while the Reds re- K'-otip after their bloody capture of Taejon. •ri?" Clay WBS clmit| y and rainy ""•> prevented Allied air .ictlvitr mnnists to move more onii-kiu man i«"nl into assault position* * it was felt here that the newlv lengthened American lln ' s ou d hold against the next assault, jlmtrfcans Occupy Ij n « After the withdrawal from Tae- nrri, I T * " i(!ht> ll)C Am »lcans "tciipicd in, advanced line a few miles .southeast, of the city The Reds stacked and the Americans withdrew wJicn the threat of [nfll- tratlon became too menacing The present line is less vulnerable There has been no heavy During t he MlM pcrjod ^ [lie city was abandoned and the Reds were attacking, however, American artillery blasted the on- 7! "im" 1 * " fBh °" " '•"H'ntaln- tl " lng anrt '-""""Ing hun- ore cjti, '"'••'iw n»j» to !»;•«. •'•*• - ; <'. After "the bloody breakthrough across the Kinn River. H took the Hcds two days lo mass for their division-strength assault on Tao]on At the start ol that period the lull wn-s so pronounced that American force.-; had lo send out patrols to determine what the Reds were d American air ami ground patrols "ow are probing Red activities south n;iti west, of the new line » neadiHiarlcrs spokesman snld. Allied aircraft harassed the Red* after they crmrcd the Kum. Th. air blows will be resumed If the weather clears Sunday. But the atecnce of aerial titlac* _ Uiday may have enabled the North , t Koreans to regroup faster than us- ll.S. Troops Consolidate. TOKYO, SUNDAY, July 23 (AP) —American troops consolidated defensive positions south and southeast of fallen Taejon today and maintained constant contact with the North Korean Invaders in anticipation of new enemy asiaulbs In i front dispatch timed Ule Saturday and received. In Tokyo Ihls morning, AP Correspondent O.H.P. King said American artillery had opened interdictory rire positions That's Ihe latest word from both government and oil Industry officials. It comes from the interior Department's oil and Gas Division, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America OPAA). Officials of the three organizations agree that the American oil for industry Is In a position lo step up production sharply if military demands Increase In requirements," the oil and gas division reports. "There is nothing in the plctu_ _ now lo indicate any current need for curtailment o[ domestic use of gasoline and fuel oil." A spokesman said that In event the industry Is called upon for more civilian needs "we could step up production lo meet military Interdictory fire is sporadic shelling Intended to prevent an enemy from using a particular road or area with any freedom. General MacArthur's communi- que early today said [he war cit- '-creases of i* per^u.'^'mc-rc ^latc^hai^^had''.,! 1 tTlIZmor' "' 1>h <,""** h! *' «»-I fer«| J«h heavy ca.s"al?,, in th? falL The sm il t° V | " n "'" SCizure °' T " ci<m Th '"-^!iy miri- M-i-rr in i™ n »^' S i "I 1 J! r ' i "'Sh 1 that they were having to re- co and jMl-son M? 5 ' Fr-ncis-I group before moving again. Most Reserves Here Still 'Waiting' Most organized reservist* in niv- -u/. .... .. . *•' and a short push basis and that would Rive ua time to get our feet under us tor a long pull," Spokesman /or the API and the IPAA said they see no possibility of rationing under present condition*. Most organized reservists in Illy- llicvitlc still were carrying on "bus- niMs as usual" today In the wake of reports that the nation's armed forces had called some of Its reserve units Into active duty. To date, four members of a iVaval Air Reserve fighter squadron based at the Milllngton. Tenn., Naval Air Station have been ordered to report for active duty. p The U.S. Marine Corps move to |rc , order all members of the organized Marine reserves to active duty mlRht affect a few men here, but thus far no report? have been received of niythevllle men receiving such orders. Mosi "Slttlnir Tl s ht" Most of lhe rescrvtit? said they were "sitting tight" and awaiting developments. Capt. Bob Rccdcr, commanding officer of Company M, ISJrd Infantry, Arkansas National Guard located here, said thl* morning ihat he had received no official word from «tate headquarters thi urijt'j .sutiu. "We arc currently preparing to leave lor our annual two wicks summer encampment at Camp Polk, La., Aug. 5." Capt. Rcecter said, "but UK yet I have received no notification as lo when the company will be called." Total strength of the National Guard unit Ls 86 enlisted men, three officers and one warrant officer. Tank Battalion \c\\est Unit M/Sgt. Don Stearns, In charge of Ihe admintstratlon for the newest organized reserve unit here. Company B of the 306th Heavy Tank Battalion, said that the Blythcrilte unit had received no official order or re-call as yet. The tank company Ij compared entirely of Blythevlllc and Mississippi County Army reservists and holds weekly drills at the air b-ue. It was located here last February. The tank company's total strength la »even officers and as enlisted men. It In a cadre type unit with batolllon headquarters In Port regarding I Smith. The company Is presently training in lhe operation both medium and heavy tanxs, M/Sgt. Steams said. Taking Training Capt. William D. Tonuney. principal of Blythcvillc High School, commands the company. He left earlier this week for two weeks voluntary training at Camp Hood. Tex. Six Blythcvillc men who arc former Air Force pilots are attached to. or lake periodic training with, the 416 Troop Carrier Wing biscd at the Memphis ah-port. Worth D. Holder, a member ot this group, said no Information has been received as to posible recall of these reserve pllot.s. He said such orders could come individually or for any of the four squadrons that make up the 41t>th Troop Carrier Wing. Other Bltheville reserve pilots in thla group Include Charles Blttncr, Howard DeSpllnter, L.O. Posey, Jr., Joe Bill HcHaney and Rouse Harp. A former Blythcville man, Ed Stewart, now o! Jonesboro, also is a mmber of this group.

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