The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1953 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 23, 1953
Page 6
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURTER NEWS THTJRS1MT, APRKL 16, 1M Families Greet News of Freed Loved Ones with Tears of Joy By The Associated Tresf her 19-year-old son was safe. Three A 17-year-old bride In Texas I other sons recently wore returned Jumped up and down in Joy, then home as Korean casualties and dis- ' • • charged. Neighbors broke Into tears. A 38-year-old wife in Ohio enid quietly, "So many things can happen, but somehow I knew he'd be Both had Just learned their husbands were among (he 14 American prisoners of war freed last night by the Communists. And in Swampscott, Mass., a neighbor shouted to Papa Denoto d'Andreo:: "Your boy is saved. Your boy is a prisoner released." Said D'Andreo: "Course I'm happy. As soon as I hear it I start to cry. But I don't want my wife to see me cry so I ran upstairs and said 'Mary thank God, our boy is safe.' Then my wife started crying and she told me she Is only crying for joy." D'Andreo's boy is Vincent d'An dreo, 22, who was taken prisoner last March 5. The elder D'Andr a park department employe, said he had no plans for a party now "but wait until my boy arrives back in the house. There'll be a real party." The 17-year-old bride Is Sue Lacy, wife of Cpl. Jimmie E. Lacy of Tejcarkana. They were married last Nov. 10. Lacy sailed for Korea Jan. 6 and was reported miss- Ing in action two months later. Lacy's father Otto said his son had.lied about his age to join the Marines and is only 17. Kept Faith In Husband Mrs. Ruth Kelley of Ashland, O., Js the 26-year-old wife who kept faith that her husband, Sgt. Ned M. Kelley, 23, would return. "I just never had that feeling he wouldn't come home," she said. "He wrote me on last March 21, the day he came up missing." They have been married Bix years. Mrs. Kelley said their 4- year-old child Jackie was "real excited." "Is my daddy all right? Will he be home tonight?" the boy asked. In Fort Worth, Tex., Thomas Waddill and hla wife who thought their 20-year-old son Thomas Hood Waddill had been killed less than a month ago in Korea sat watching their television set. Suddenly they sa.w his name Hashed. on the screen as a returned prisoner. The youth had been reported missing in action March 28. "I know it's my boy," said Waddill. "Nobody else in the world would have a name like that." A San Antonio, Tex., womnti who has had seven sons in the Marines at one time or another, learned one of her boys, Pfc. Samuel J. Armstrong, had been released. Got Out Of Bed The mother, Mrs. Ida Barnes, Is confined to the Brooke Army Hospital at San Antonio for treatment of burns. When she heard the news she got out of bed and happily toured the Ward, telling everyone crowded Into the home of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Hart of Waning!), N. Y., to Join in n family celebration. The Hart'B son, Marine Pfc. George F. Hart, was captured only last March 26 and freed yesterday. Mrs. D. T. Akers of Bluefield, VV. Va., said it was "prayers by the whole family" that brought back her .son. Pfc. Charles Wesley Akers had been reported missing H) action n month and a half ago. At Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Mona Steinke, whose son had been reported missing, said, "we didn't even know lie was a prisoner. All we knew was that he was missing." Pfc. Fred C. Sielnke, 21, had been reported missing in action since March 5. The first prisoner of war from Arizona to be released was Pfc. Ben McGhee of Phoenix. He is one of eight children in the fam- ily. Beamed Mrs. Constance MeGhee: "This is the best news we've over had." $10.6 Million Cut Ordered in Cold War Propaganda WASHINGTON (,?)—A SIO.fiOD.OOO cutback in the imtionJs cold war propaganda program has been proposed by a State Department official. Dr. Robert L. Johnson, new boss of the International Information Administration which runs the pro;ram for the State Department, announced the economy move yesterday and said it would involve: 1. Firing 830 pressat employes and abolishing 167 other jobs now vacant. 2. A sharp reduction in Voice of America broadcasts, except to Iron Curtain areas and a few others deemed "critical." Ex-Sailor Misses The Navy's Chow NORFOLK, Va. lm— At least one ex-sailor misses the chow he used .o get in the Navy. Bear Adm. I. N. Hillnnd commandant of the Fifth Navnl DIs- ,1'ict,, received a letter yesterday rom (he former sailer requesting .lint galley recelpcs and chow hall nenus be forwarded to him. He vrole the admiral he'd even be villing to pay for one cook book— Navy model. "I find that I gained considerable weight while In the navy," said the unidentified ex-sailor. The district public Information office supplied the dalu—free. Read Courier News Classified Ads Here's List Of U.S. POWs Freed Today PANMUNJOM Ml—Following Is the official list of American sick and wounded prisoners exchanged here today: Pfc Fred C. Steinke: wife. Mrs. Ernm Louise Steinke, 12512 W. Forest Dr., West Allis Wis. (Her present address: Box 283, Fcrndale Ciilii.) Cpl. Jimmie E. Lacy. USMC: wife, Mrs. J. E. Lacy, 203 Blanton St., Texarkana. Tex. Thomas H. Waddill, USMC; next of kin: Mrs. T. E. Waddill, 171 Miitfl St., Ft. Worth, Tex. (No relationship given.) Pfc. Snmuel J. Armstrong, USMC; mother, Mrs. Ma Barnes. 4402 S. Presa Et., San Antonio, Tex. Pfc. Joseph P. Brltt J r., USMC; 33H E. llth St., Long Beach, Calif. Pfc. Richard L. Oven. 19. DSMC; 443 E. Dclvan St.. Buffalo, N. Y. Pfc. George F. Hart, USMC: mother, Mrs. Emma Hart, 3368 Carrolton Ave., Wantagh, N. Y. Pfc. Paul A Klozik: father, Ig- nag Klo/.ik, route ', Midland. Mich. Sgt. Ned M. Kelley: wife. Ruth Kelley, 10 E. Eighth St.. Ashland, 0. Navy Hospltalinan William E. Pcnn: father. Roger E. Penn, 800 Caston, St., McComb, Miss. Pvt. Benjamin F. McGhee; mother, Mrs. Constance McGhee, 1837 Adams St., Phoenix, Ariz. Pfc. Charles W. Akcrs; father David Akcrs, Box 847, Bluefield, W. Va. Pvt. Angel H. Garcla-Boyer; next of kin, Mrs. Virgin Lopez Garcla- Boyer, Barrio Puerto, Dl Jobo, G'Auyama, Puerto Rlco ; (No relationship given). Cpl. Vincent Dantlreo: parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Damlrco, 48 Jesse, Swampscott, Mass. Daylight Time Begins This Week NEW YORK (#) — Daylight saving time befjlna this week end lor millions or Americans, bul the majority of the nation still adhere to standard. About a quarter nf the states are for that extra hour of sunlight. These are concentrated In the Northeast with a couple In the Far West. SNEAK, SMOOCH —..Undaunted by the, shocked crowd al a London wedding, page William Legge throws decorum aside and plants a big kiss on Sarah Anderson. 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