The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 15, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 15, 1954
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PAGE TWO BLTTHBYILLB (ARK.) COURIER FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1954 Solon Asks CIA to Tell Of Exploits WWII Mission Is Questioned By Newspaper KANSAS CITY (AP) — Rep. Douglas Stringfellow t o d a y turned to the Central Intelligence Agency seeking confirmation of his statement that he parachuted behind enemy lines on a secret World War H mission. The 32-year-old Utah Republican said he would have to depend on the CIA to release its files on him, after the Army Times in Washington questioned whether lie really was a war hero. He called a copyrighted article in the Times an "unfounded politically inspired attack." The Times, which has no official Army connection, asked in the story under the by-lines of Editor Harold G. Stage «nd Managing Editor Les Honeycutt: "Wtis Congressman SU'ingfeilow the heroic and lone survivor of an OSS 'cloak and dagger' operation ... or was Congressman String/allow a private first class with the 62nd Armored Infantry Division who served overseas less than one month, but never saw combat, although he was serious]y Injured and disabled" while on & routine assignment? No Defense ' Stringfellow told a reporter here last night: "Rumors and innuendoes began circulating about me last summer and they have increasmi in .scope and viclousness. Stitgg called me from Washington last Monday and said he was going to print this story unless it was refuted by a high official of the Central Intelligence Agency. "We were n long way apart—I was in Ogden, Utah—and there seemed to be no opportunity tor us to sit down together and talk it over. I couldn't reason with him on the phone." The congressman said that if the CIA declines to release its records, he would be in "a hell of a lot of trouble." In Ogden, Keith H. Jaques, Stringfellow's administrative assistant, said the CIA "because ° r the nature of Its responsibility, is not permitted to make its records public' but that the White House had been nskea to make an exception in this case. The congressman Hew in here from Denver, where he talked briefly with members of the President's staff, reportedly about the Army Times article. Murray Snyder, assistant presidential press secretary , said he did not, see President Eisenhower. Stringfellow stopped here on his way to Butler, Mo., where he guve a campaign speech on behalf of Republican Rep. Jeffrey. Hillelson, who is seckinrr re-election. Advance Ciiuird Stringfellow related here last night that he volunteered for Army service Nov. 8, 1042. was called to active duty on April 8. 1943, and that in June 1043. while being given special training at Ohio State University, he was interviewed by a man from the Office of Strategic Services. He said he volunteered for the type of service the interviewer had discussed with him. "I think it was Sept. 25, 1944, that I was taken out of my company (at Pt. Campbell, Ky.t and told I '-yas going to be a nu'mber of an advance guard, Stringfellow said. He said he and 30 other men were flown across the Atlantic to North Africa find on lo Italy. Eventually, he .said, thi-y parachuted behind enemy lines in Germany to capture a certain Germnn. He said he onct: \VKS told the German wa.s Dr. Otto HiUin. a -st-i enlist, but he now is une-i-Minn oi whether u wa.s Hahn. The German* captured him and four other parachutists, he said, but nil escaped ngln days uiicr with the aid of tne Gemum underground. Me said he wa.s flown bad; to United Stales to H'jnin ins old outiii lew; vh'.m Uii'ev v.Tvks ulivi' US to Bring Korean Aid Program to Showdown TOKYO (AP) — The United Slates government is fed up with Korean obstruction and criticism of American-financed economic and military programs for Korea and plans lo bring the issue to a showdown In the next few weeks, it has been learned here. Constant Korean complaining and what the Uniled Swics considers llick ol HOK cooperation hns potten under the skins of top American leaders in Korea and Japan. They Intend to start talking— and iicnnK—toiiLjh. This pu.'ture emerged after continuing recent diplomatic and military talks between the two nation.":. It is based on interviews with lending American officials both in Japan and Korea. 'Hie Uniled States has offered Korea a package economic-military deal to build up the country's armed forces ancl its economy— and has put it on a "take It or leave it basis." HiuUty competent sources here and In Korea sny the United States does not intend to back down. Rllrc Musi Aeeepl Touch old President Syncman Rtiee, who has opposed the package, will buve to accept It if he wants the aid program and the army buildup continued. American leaders are e.oiny to make it plain to Rhec that they expect Korean cooperation in exchnnRe for the 700-million-dollar aid program and Formosa Making Progress By PKKI) HAMI'SON TAIPEH, Formosa Mv~Forniorm en n't he sclf-supporlinif while mainlniiitriK u hnlf-mllllon-mnn nrmy, but It is milking progress nnd getting by on fewer U.S. ciol- Inrs puch yciir. V. S. cle .Bcniifiset. projnct man- ugcr of the J. Q. White Engineering Corp.. sivys economic progress in some fields hns been sensational since IB-ID, when Hie Nationalists were driven from the mninlnnd. The White firm has bec>n here six years ns consultant to President, Chiang Knl-shok'.s government. Much U.S. money has been spent on White recommendations. Here are some of the things Do Bentis.set .snys Formosa hns accomplished: Five years nwo, the Island spent 4fi million U, S. dollars n year for clolh. Today, textile mills hnve been restored or improved until Formosfi makes all its cloth. The only expenditure now is n million n your for rnw cotton from abroad. Formosa's farms ore overworked. They need heavy ferlill/.- liiK. jsptHidfl 3fi million dollars abroad for chemical ferti- liser. By constructing chemical fertilizer plants and iminp local chemical deposits. DC Beuussct expects to sec foreign exchange expenditures for fertilizer drop to live million nnnunlly wtthln two more years. U.S. experts four years ago in n .survey found that with improved me thuds nnd plant varieties, the same amount of sugar could be produced on hnlf the land. The government accepted the recommendations and now Formosa is almost self-sufficient as to food. It can even export rice. U.S. military equipment. | The issues between Uie two nn- ttoils are coming to a head ov(;r the ROK shutoff of Korean currency to the American mllHtiry. The United Stales needs thi.s money lo pay its 100,000 Korean employes, but it wants the money at a more reasonable nit ft than the current exchange of 180 hwan 'to $1. Black market rate of the hwan runs to fiOO lo 800 to SI. The Koreans refused to neRO< tlate the Issue, competent American .sources .say, and finally 071 Oct. 1 refused to advance any more Korean money to the United States. The U. S. military In Korea, miner than give In on the issue m»y begin paying Its employes In dollars or partly in dollars ant partly in food. The military money issue is only a part of the .split. 20 Divisions The United States is ready to combat-equip 20 divisions for Rhee —the job Is almost complete—and leave equipment of departing American troops behind to outfit ft reserve force. Rut if Rhee continues to insist on his demand for 35 to 40 combat divisions and will not agree to the American plan for a reserve force, the United SUtes might well keep the equipment of departing U.S. troops. And until Rhee agrees to strong American voice in where and how (he huge. Hid grants will be spent, the iiid program will not go into effect, according to highly competent .sources. These sources believe that any delay hurts the Koreans more than it does the Untied States. The South Koreans main objection is to the purchase of any goods from Japim under the rehabilitation program. The South Koreans have never forgotten the .Japanese, who occupied Korea for so long, Korenns are so bitter on thi.s issue that they once held up for several weeks the drawing up of n simple agenda for aid discus- .11 OILS. The Korean argument is that "pi-o-JnnntU'se Americans' are influencing the United States to make Korea dependent upon Japan rather than giving Korea the kind of capital equipment needed to become self-sufficient. Heedless Burglars DENVER i/11-Burglar.s who ionk $BOO from a safe nt n drive-In theatre early yesterday obviously didn't wittcii the film program the nipht before t;oing to work. On the screen was "Dranget," starring Jack Webb. Results of Road Tests Announced C AR U THERSVILLE — Harry Puce. MlMourt Farm Hurrim Insuv- imco Cn. safety technician from Fulton, Mo., hn.s relented statistics on the dec snlfly root! test, set up on West Seventh Street nt Ward Avenue here last week. Statistics show that a total ot 401 ears were Inspected. 186 of these were rejected foi various reasons Only clRht. of the 185 vehicles were returned for a rccheck. Mnjov renwius for curs uelnK rejected were faulty hand brakes, slop liRhl.i. head lights, ami wheel alignment. Burglars Make Sale ST. I.OUIS lifl—A pair of bnndits hail taken all of u liquor store's money from Miss Helen Jones, the dork, when a customer entered and bought 85 cents of merchandise. One bandit gnve the customer 35 cents, look (he SI bill and both fled. Show Goes On CINCINNATI MI — Actress Kim I Stanley, shining in tin- Broadway the audli-nce. Alter n ImlMiour de- l;ty. she \viMH 0:1 will) Ihe pl:iy. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE ' Wells And Pumps For Farm Crop Irrigation Equipped to drill any Size Well "You can't irrigate without water." TONIGHT Feature Starts at 7:00 & 9:15 P. M. Also • Sat. • Sun. & • Mon. Continuous Showing from 2 P.M. Sat. & Sun. THE CAINE MUTINY IS AS BIG AS THE OCEAN! ARKANSAS WELL COMPANY ro-i-4ii* 1S1 t. Main *, HUMPHREY BOGART- JOSE FERRER VAN JOHNSON • FRED MacMURRAY mm M<r WTNM European Aerialists Featured With King Bros. Circus Here Key Witness In Red Probe Seriously III SYDNEY, Australia I* — The royal commission investigating Communist espionage in Australia announced today that Vladimir Petrov, key witness In the Inquiry, Is seriously 111. Petrov Is the former third secretary of the Soviet Embassy who obtained asylum In Australia last spring with an offer to disclose a spy network In the country. The commission started Investigating the case last May 18. An official statement said Petrov is suffering from the after-effects of a severe attack of pneumonia and strain and "will be unable to give evidence for some time." The Inquiry will continue. LITTLI LIZ— V. too bod opportunity dotjn'j knock o» hofd fl« Unrptolwn poorxHowoy. •"»• Quick Serv/'c* TULSA. Okla. tf) — Carpenter J. C. Garner, 34, couldn't have found a better place to have (alien. He fractured his elbow when he tumbled at work on th» new wing of the Oklahoma Osleophatic hospital and before his head cleared he had been X-rayed, treaUd and put In bed. and get mim aVway* demand WtrH'iLiritttStlltritlOt SAVE MORE ON LARGER SIZES One of the lop attractions com- Ira; to iKvlhevlllc next Tuesday with KliiK Brothers Circus Is the European ncrlallat team, the Eugene Troupe. On a liKht. wire lush In the bis top. CD feet above the ground, the three-member troupe performs brcnth-ukinK fcais ol daring—without a net- King Brothers, the second larg- circus in the imrlrt, is showing nt Walker Park Fairgrounds in Blythevillc under the auspices of the Blylhcvllle Junior Chamber ot Commerce. Two performances are scheduled for Tuesday following the mile-long parade down Main Street. The parade will be at 11:30 a. m. with the aiternoon ptrtormnnce besin- nliiK at 2:30 o'clock and the evening show at 8 o'clock. Jaycees arc sponsoring ( advance ticket sales for both performances. Tickets may be purchased-at Owens Drug Store and at Kelly's Shoe Store. A ticket booth will be set up Friday afternoon and all day Saturday In front of Kress Store on Main Street. The Eugene Troupe is only one of many features of the big show. The circus includes more than 200 BEST-KNOWN HOME REMEDY for Suffering of COLDS Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission Iric S 3!)C At All Times FRI., & SAT. Daiilile Feature men and women arenlc performers and hundreds of animuls — al- .so the Inevitable clowns. MOX -Theatre- On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat., Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen AIR CONDITIONED FOR YOUR COMFORT LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature JOHNNY WEISSMUlltR .JUNGlfllM —AND— ALSO CARTOON SATURDAY Double Feature —AND— l£X MRKER- PHYLLIS KIRK Also Cartoon & Serial Sal. Owl Show I ENttfY A-BOMB SMUGUED INTO U.S.II ial "(iuiifiKlili'i's" No. II And Cartoon: "Swimmer Take All" Sl'N. & MON. Double Feature COIOK nvTKCIIiMCOLOR OANA ANDREWS PSTCRRNCK A Paramount Plitufi . —AND— MKTRO NEWS » John IRELAND • Richard DENNING •thSllLvmtMlBERI'&'M'm.ftHMRHisa tnAnt !*i S« MWM • 0>«tr'M E EM SW« Also Cartoon & Serial Sun., & Mon. Double Feature . Calamity jane* —AND— ALSO CARTOON Hudson Slashes Prices on The Smartest Styles in Men's Fall Suits 100% WOOL SUITS In Charcoal Gray All Brand New Stock Reg. 59.95 34 95 These Suits Are All New Fall Styles Just Received. They're Beautifully Tailored For An Ultra-Smart Appearance. They're Actually Well Worth Twice The Price. New Pink Dress Shirts To Match Your Charcoal Suit Made By Van Heusen The charcoal and pink color combination is sweeping the nation. Choose your combination at Hudson's now! Pink and Black Accessories Handkerchiefs — Ties — Socks — Belts All Expertly Styled in Plain or Fancy Designs of the new Pink and Black HUDSON CLEANER-CLOTHIER-tAILOR

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