The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 22, 1953 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 22, 1953
Page 11
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WM)NE8B'Alr, 'AWtlTJ 88, 1998 BLYTHriTTT,LE (AKK.T COURIER J [Letters from Arkansas ipOW Gave No Hint Reds Attempted to Convert Him • COTTON PLANT, Ark. Wr—The* arenU of Arkansas' first released riwner of war in Korea — "weak nd trembling" alter learning of heir son's good fortune — said yes- rday his letters had shown no evince that his captors had altempt- d to win him to Communism. "It Just left us weak and tremb- ng, we were too flabbergasted to ff&k." reported Mrs. Willie J. 'bi-tfick. Mr. and Mrs. Patrick and *o of their five children heard the ews of Cpl. Willie J. Patrick Jr.'s elease on a. radio broadcast at> :15 last night. "The house was filled with corn- any until after midnight." the lue-eyed Mrs. Patrick said. "We'd een waiting for the news for a jing time." 'Jhey have not seen illie for almost five years. Mrs. Patrick said her 22-year-old Ion had never told her that he was j.-ounded. Neither had any infor- natlon been received from the Defense Department other than hat Willie, junior, had been miss- g since Dec. 2, 1950. ! "The only word he had that Wile was wounded came from a uddy of his. Hollis • Barnett of l^.itle Rock, who visited us last j | ; ummer and told us Willie had l.sceived a chest wound when he captured," Mrs. Patrick said. Willis, a member of the 32nd legiment, seventh division, enlist- Id in September, 1948, just after . le finished high school at Hunter, | Shirley, CUSTOM-MADE HOLDtR- !n order to keep the tobacco Ii-om touching hi? lips, Cpl. Radnlai of Tamakhukharka, Nepal, India, smokes a cigarel in the customary Indian manner as he arrives at Southampton, England. He is one of Ihe 155 G'irkhas in England for the coronation. * _ seventh grade student j a short" distance from the I at McCrory, Ark. home at Hilleman. Hille 7 is 10 miles north of Cotton f.Mant. '] He was released in the second Contingent of United Nations younded turned over by the Communists under the sick and \vound- d prisoner exchange agreement ;igned last week. Official records ay he was listed as a prisoner of The Patrick's other sons are j James, now stationed at Enid, Okla., in the Air Force, and Lonnie, who recently entered the Army and is stationed at Port Leonard Wood, Mo. The Patricks operate a 12Q-acre j cotton and rice farm at Hilleman, | where they have lived for a num- - ber of years. j Willie left the farm for the army ' "WUIie hasn't 'been home since in August, 1948, had his one 10 day e had a 10 day leave shortly after | leave - and was shl PPed to Japan e enlisted." Mrs. Patrick said. ! late m I95 °- When he left, Mrs. None of the five letters received I Patrick said today, Willie was five the -Jamily "said much," Mvs.! feet - ei £ nt inches tal1 - ari1 * weighed /ar on Feb. 1951. 'atrick went on. "In one he asked us what the ew songs were, and in another, 'ritten just before Christmas, he they were working on a Christ- la.s play." "He didn't say much about how e was being treated, and he never id say anything about being •ounded." There was no evidence that the oung corporal's captors had ;vade any attempt to win him over Communism. Defense Depnrt- lent officials said shortly after le prisoner exchange talks start- d that they feared the Commun- ;t.R may have tviraed. propaganda nd psychological weapons on ne United Nations prisoners in effort to turn them against the ^soth of the Patrick daughters -ere with their mother and father i the modest, well kept two-room ,ome st Hilleman last night when /illie's name was read over the ational radio network. They are Mrs. Rosa Lee Fox of t. Louis, who has been visitin er parents for several weeks, an 180 pounds. 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