The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1953 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 29, 1953
Page 16
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1»A<3B SIXTEEN F reed POW Tells of RedsShooting, Bayoneting American Wounded TOKYO (AP> — A repatriated American soldier today said Chinese troop* ruthlessly sprayed 40 truck- lends of wounded U. 8. soldiers with burp guns, killing most of the nearly 800 helpless, screaming men. Then the Beds bayoneted many of the survivors, pfc. Tully Cox, 20, of Altoona, Ala., told newsmen in Tokyo Army Hospital. Cox, a double amputee, was with the Mnd Regiment of the 7th Division during a retreat through hordes of Chinese Reds Dec. 2, 1950. He was one of about 20 men guarding the 40-truck convoy of wounded. "There were about 20 wounded to each truck. We were trying to get them out to Hamming, where the evacuation fleet was waiting," he said. The convoy ran into a Chinese roadblock and was overwhelmed. Cox was wounded. "Then the Chinese climbed up on the trucks and sprayed burp guns Into the wounded. Then they bayoneted them. The wounded wers screaming. They couldnt do anything." Cox, only H when captured, said two buddies amputated both his feet with a penknife at a Bed prison camp they called Death Valley. It Is 3d miles north of ChangjiH Reservoir. One of his feet had been smashed by a Chinese mortar shell and a rifle bullet cut through the bone of the other leg. Two buddies helped Cox make the inarch from the ambush to Death Valley. "Tha Chinese shot Americans who couldn't walk," Cox said. "I can't figure out why they didn't . At Death Valley, he said, his buddies "took the remainder of my feet off. My feet were frozen and had turned black. I passed out a couple of times. There were two guys there to hold me. It was about 40 below zero. "There were no medics at fill, and my life depended on it. I was pretty well on the road to' death. ' America today produces only ..„. about two - thirds ofi the lead It Ing. use> annually, very little of the nickel It consumes, about 40 jer cent of the antimony needed end water bottle. less than 8 per cent of the noncombustible asbestos which has I took some In my mouth, then many strategic applications. i can't remember what I thought of during the operation. It lasted 20 or 30 minutes" . During the five months he was in Death Valley, Cox said, there was no medical care and not enough food and "I lost 60 or 70 pounds." The Chinese operated on Cox in the fall of 1951, after he was transferred to Camp No. 1 on the Yalu River. They sewed up the stumps of his legs, amputated Just above the ankles. Young Husband Says 4 Incidents Led Him to Think Friend Tried to Kill Him LOS ANGELES Ifl — Four incidents, says a young husband, led him to suspect hSs best friend was trying to poison him. Husky Robert Hayden described them calmly yesterday as Richard La Force went on trial on charges of attempting to poison Hayden BO he could try to win the love of the tetter's pretty wife. Hayden, a contractor's helper, said La Force was a frequent visitor at his home. The two youths and Hayden's red-haired wife Joyce had been friends since high school. All are 19. Hayden said he first became ill after La Force gave him a soft drink on a visit to the California Institute of Technology, where the defendant was a brilliant physics student. "I got dizzy. I got sick to my stomach. I felt heavy," Hayden ild. Prosecuting Atty. Joseph Carr told the jury Hayden had symptoms of arsenic poisoning. The next three Incidents occurred In his apartment last January, Hayden testified. "I drank some water from a refrigerator container. It had an unusual odor. After I drank it, I couldnt stand up. . . . My muscles just didn't work." Carr had said this was a Eymp- iom of potassium cyanide polson- 'ng. The next time, the witness said, poured a drink from a new . "It smelled like the other one. , spit it out. It was Just like I'd been eating persimmons. It eort of puckered up my mouth." Next, Hayden testified, his wife poured two glasses of milk. "I started to drink mine. She had already tasted hers and Bald 'Don't drink it. It smells bad.' But I already had the glass to my mouth." "What did it. taste like?" Carr asked. "Puckery and bittcry," the witness answered. "I spit the milk out." Carr said an analysis indicated the milk contained potassium cyanide in a lethal dose. Truman, Family Head for Home HONOLULU Wj — Former. President Harry S. Tinman and his family sailed for Snn Francisco aboard the liner President Cleveland last night after a month's vacation hore. There was no fanfare as Truman, his wife and daughter boarded the liner. A few friends saw them off. The former President told newsmen, "I did nothing but eat. steep and loaf. Hawaii was wonderful." Capital to Go On DST WASHINGTON (m—The nation's capital will go on daylight saving time at 2 a. m. tomorrow, four days behind most other Eastern cities. Read Courier News Classified Ads News of Men In the Service Raymond L. Meadows, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paten Meadows, Osceola, Rt. 1, has received a promotion to Army Corporal while serving with the 858th Ordnance Ammunition Company in Korea. •In the Army for 22 months, Cpl. i.Ieadows arrived in Korea in April of last ytar. Serving aboard the destroyer USS Shields. Charles T. Lauderdale, USN, son of Mr, and Mrs. S. T. Lauderdale of 315 St. John Street. Osceola, was recently promoted to seaman. Army Second Lt. Avery M. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Rogers of Leachville, recently arrived in Korea to join Medical Company. 15th Regiment, Third Infantry Division. A gradaute of Leachville High School. Lt. Rogers entered the Army in Aug., 1947. William A. Washington of Blytheville recently won a promotion to corporal while serving as a part of the Korean Base Section furnishing supplies, transportation, communications and services to UN fighting forces. Cpl. Rashington Is stationed with the 858th ordnance Ammunition Company. Serving in Korea with the 45th Inf.intry Division is Pvt. Walter P. Grady, son of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Grady of Leachville. A rifleman in the 180th Infantry Regiment's Company E, Pvt. Grady entered the Army last September and arrived in Korea last month. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 39, 19W and Mr§. Hm« I. Wirt, Myth*, vllle, Rt. 4, recently trrlved In Korea and !• gervlng with th* 29th Infantry Division. Cpl. Wwt it serving ai a cook. Army "Second Lt. Paul D. Foster, Jr., .son of Mrs. Paul D. Foster and Hie Inte Mr. Foster, of 1140 West Main Street, Blythevllle, recently completed a course In chemical School in Japan, warfare at the Eta Jima Specialist Lt. Foster, who is now at home on 30-day leave following the de.ith of his father Is a graduate of Mississippi State College. He entered the Army In March, 1952. The two-weeks course is designed to teach defenses against chemical, bacteriological and radiological warfare. Robert Harvey, seaman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Harvey of Blythevllle, Rt. 2, Is serving aboard the destroyer USS Maddox AT POVV STATION—Pvt. Bobby J. Jones, son of Mrs. Roy H. Jones, 409 East Fifth Street, Caruthersville, is assigned to the repair and utilities section of the Prisonei of War Command in Korea. Here Pvt. Jones is shown building toot- locker stands for command personnel. in the Far East. Seaman Harvey enlisted in the Navy in Jan., 1952. COMPLETES PRE-FLIGHT — Kenneth W. Dlckson, 1 son of Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Dickson. Blytheville, Rt. 2, has' successfully completed the pre-flight phase of his pilot training at Lackland Air Force Base, Tex. He will begin basic flying training as the next step toward receiving his wings. A Warden Army officer, First Lt. Robert W. Manns, recently received his first Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal for flying 40 combat AIR FORCE TRAINEE—Joseph E. Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Sharp, Blytheville, Rt. 4, is presently completing his Air Force basic training course at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. missions, for the IX Corps in Korea. Lt. Manns, a member of the 75th Field Artillery Battalion's Air Section, entered the Army in September, 1951, and arrive! in Korea last June. Cpl. James D. Ward, son of Mr. Miracle Cushion Holds False Teeth Tight and Firm Snug Denturi Cushion* ar« « triumph of science, » »»»"?. n K I1 A*i plastic «-lining that gots rid of tluj «nnoyano« and irritation of loos.,, badl/fitting l»lM teeth. Sw>* «•« lore, irritated sums du«. to IOOM fitting dentures. Applied in a I«w, minutes, makes the wobbliest pl»t«J, stay firmly in place-gives perfect I comfort. Eat coin-tm-the-cob, st«>ks, applei-talk, laugh >i you please plate, "stay put," firm y, solidly. Harmless to gums or dentures. Snug re-liners can last from Z to f months. Stays soft and pliablo-doej; not harden and ruin plate. Peels right, out when replacement is n«"ed. N»\ daily bother with adhesives. Get Snn«. Denture Cushions today! 2 liners for upper or lower plates 11,60. Mon«/i back if not satisfied. Pvt. Al Spencer, son of Mrs. Cora Widemon, Warden. Rt. 1, recently arrived in Korea for duty with the Second Infantry Division. Pvt. Spencer has been in the Army since last September. Pvt. Burl Westmorlaiv son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Westmorlan, Leachville, Rt. 1, is returning to the U.S. after serving in Japan with the First Cavalry Division. A cannoneer with Battery A of the 82nd Field Artillery Battalion. Pvt. Westmorlan has served 19 months overseas, including four months in Korea. HEADACHEIOIIIY THE BEST PAIN? 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