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PAGE TWO BLYTnEVrLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRDAT, WAT 1, 2,538 Allied Captives Died in Red Prisons, Returned ROW Says were being carried in four am- bulnnces, two six-by-sixes and a weapons carrier. The Chinese "shot-up" these vehicles at night, TOKYO (AP) — A returned prisoner who said he had access to Communist medical records In North Korea today said he had learned of 2,538 captive Allies who died of starvation and disease In less than a year. Sgt. James P. Daniel. Alameda, C«lif., said 931 Allies died of malnutrition and lack of medical care In 2'/ 2 months at the now infamous "Death Valley." That was the prisoner namu for t sort of way station between Kunu and the far' North .Korean prison camps at Pyoktong:. The 931 deaths came between Dec. 26. 1950, and March 14, 1951, Daniel said. Later 1,607 Allied captives died •t Pyoktong's Camp No. 5 on the Yalu River, Daniel said, of "just starvation and disease." That was during the first seven months of 1951. Daniel, a, medic, said he had access to Communist medical records because he was helping care for sick and wounded at Death Valley and later at Pyoktong. Daniel, former member of the U. S. 2nd Division, was captured One-Way Street Put This Judge Right in Middle MONTGOMERY. Ala. (/PI—"Yoi have got to keep your mind on your driving," Police Court Judge Johr Scott explained to » newspaper columnist who complained that n one way street was not clearly marked. To prove It, Judge Scott took col' umnlst Allen Rankln to the strec In his car and pointed out the signs Rankin agreed he had overlookec the markings. „ , , ,. „„ „ , ... , The Judge then offered to take Daniel said. 1 he Reds might not I RmlklnJ ba ' k , 0 the ne wspape, of I!".™., 1 ;"™;!!, U .'LL ChlcleS C1 " T " !d ''«-•. and turned off a one-way streei to circle the block. He was stopped by n policeman who pointed out a one-way sign th< judge had not noticed. Both the newspaperman and thi jurist paid $2 fines and shook hands on It. wounded, he added. The sergeant ; said the "able- 200 Americans fought until they ran out of ammunition and then surrendered "to eave the wounded." Daniel added: The decision to surrender was made by an artillery officer nnd a doctor. The Chinese took the 200 "able- bodied" men captives and left the j wounded behind. He still docs not know what happened to the Tl wounded. "Everybody was sick" at "Death Valley" and at Camp No. 5, Daniel said. The "Death Vullcy" between at Kunu Dec. 1, 1950, after he was! Kunu and Pyoktong is one of two wounded in the left shoulder. He said he and 200 men, who were with 71 wounded were captured in a Communist road block. Daniel said the -71 wounded valleys given, the grim label by American captives of the Cqpimu- nlsts. The other "Death Valley" was north of the Chongjin Reservoir. New Convertible, Champagne Welcome Massachusetts Gl U. S. Fire Experts o Mexico (Here is another detailed chanter in the odyssey of a prisoner of war being welcomed back by his happy family and grateful country. In this one, Cpl. Donald Legay gets the full Boston and New York treatment, from a new convertible to champagne at a swank night club.) By SAUL FETT NEW YORK un— Cpl. Donald Legay, 23, stared into n glass of vintage champagne early today and shook his handsome, orew-croppe^ head. "It's like » dream." he sold. "Just 11 days ago I was in a Communist hospital in Kaesong. I could hear the ack-ack fire right behind us and the artillery going off in the lines. "And now this." The soldier was surrounded by his family, with whom he was reunited yesterday for the first lime since he returned from -29 months imprisonment In North Korea, He wore a new expensive suit of civilian clothes, one of several given him since landing in ,Boston last night. In his wallet he had $260 earned by a television appearance. More money was coming for his personal story. And he was sitting in the Stork Club, listening to n rhumba, Ripping champagne, watching celebrities come nnd go in a world which had no relation to the long marches in North Korea, the en-, emy stockades or his warped nnd wounded left nrm. Buck Home Today It was also a world difficult to link to his life before going m t 0 service—to the garage, he worker in with his father, to,his small green and white frame house in Leominster, Mass. Later today he would return to the house for the first time since he went overseas in June, 1950. But right now Cpl. Legay -was clinging wistfully to his temporary status as a celebrity in New York. The long night had gone by quickly in a blur of exciting, strange and sometimes ironic events. It began at the Boston airport, where he literally jumped Into the »rms of his mother, Mrs. Walter Legay, embraced his gaunt, quiet father, and his sister, Gloria, 18, and his twin brothers, Joseph and James, 16. Mayor Ralph W. Grossman made a speech and gave the soldier a new convertible on behalf of Leo- minister. A few minutes Inter he was sped by police escort through Boston to a store where he was outfitted with a new suit, shirts, ties, shoes, topcoat and hat. Dinner At Hotel Next stop was a hotel for dinner. Donald enjoyed the steak and the strawberry shortcake—everything but the chicken soup. The soup had rice in It, and this soldier had had all the rice he would ever want in North Korea. Later, the headwaiter apologized for the faux pas. Motorcycle police raced the Le- gays back to the airport nnd an hour later they landed at La- Guardia. Then he went to the CBS-TV Theater for the quiz show. "I've Got a Secret." Donald proved one of the worst kept secrets of television. It took the panel only 30 seconds to guess, especially after the prolonged, warm applause from the audience, that this was n war prisoner just home from Korea. Garry Moore gave the young soldier the $260, more clothes, a new TV set, an invitation to the night club, n season baseball pass for the Boston Red Sox and a reservation for a suite at the Waldorf Towers. All the Legays were introduced to and had their pictures token with Moore,. Leo Durocher, Laraine Day and Henry Morgan. At the night club, the Legays wcte Introduced to and photographed with more celebrities — Dinah Shore, George Montgomery, Morton Downey, Eddie Fisher. WARNING ORDE'ft In the Chancery Court, Citicka- sawba Ulctrict, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Eurl Gann Jr., Ptf. vs. No. 12,3m Roberta N. Gann, Dft. The defendant, Roberta N. Gann, Is hereby warned to appear within thirty days ill the court named' in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Earl MEXICO CITY (/Pj—Mexico's government has authorized the entr* into the country of two U. S. experts to extinguish fires which killed 25 miners in the Angangueb silver mine last Saturday. The fires were reported stii smoldering today, six days after faulty electrical cables caught fire from a short circuit. The American Smelting and. Refining Co., which operates the property 80 miles west of Mexico City told the Interior Ministry yesterday 11 has Imported fire-fighting equipment adequate to put out the fires but needed the aid of technicians. Stevenson Rests NEW DELHI (/!>)—Adlai Stevenson flew to Srlnagar, the mountain capital of Kashmir .today for a four- day rest before resuming a tour of South India. The 1952 Democratic party presidential candidate is on a world tour. 33,000 Refugees BERLIN (IP) — West Berlin re ceived 33,000 refugees from the Russian Zone In April while 42,000 were flown out to final haven in West Bcrmany, city officials an nounced today. WARNING ORDER Lawrence L. Evcrotfc and Margaret H. Everett, his wife, are warned to appear In the Chancery Court for the Chlcknsawbft District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, to answer a complaint filed against them by Bly- thevllle Federal Savings & Loan Association, within thirty days from the date hereof. Dated this 30th day of April, 1D53. Geraldlne Llston, clerk Marcus Evrnrd, atty. for ptf. 6|l-8-15-22 Gnnn Jr. Dated this 23i-d day of April, 1953. Geraldine Llston, Clerk By Lnverne Ball, D. C. Claude V. Dooper, atty. for ptf. Ed B. Cook, atty. ad lltem. GOOD USED FURNITURE We are now using the second floor of our store exclusively for ued furniture. We feel by doing thli we c*n serve our customers better In three ways. 1. We can give you more for your u»ed furniture on new. t. II jon w»nt io buy good used furniture we will have II. 1. If juu w»nt to Mil used furniture we will buy It. In imj of the three cases we like the opportunity of with you. Alvin Hardy FURNITURE CO. lit t. Main Ph. 2302 Blytheville £ 8 Auspices of •J/tneviffe Jaycees A Colossal Achievement Of The Circus World THE CLIMAX OF THIS POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT. ISO Arena Stars • 20 Clowni • 50 Balfet Girk MOST COMPLETE MENAGERIE OF UNUSUAL ANIMALS IN AMERICA. THE ONLY "2 HORNED" WHITE RWNOCER- OS EVER EXHIBITED HERE, AND USED IN KING SOLOMON'S MINES AM SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO. 20 African and Indian EltpUnU > 10 C«meh • 6 Zebr.i MAGNIFICENT STREET PARADE ONE AND ONE HALF MILE LONG 2 AND 8 P. M. DOORS OPEN f *>J 7 P. M. POPULAR PRICES. Ky KICHARD KLEINER NEA SUII Corrmpondent NEW YORK (NEA)—One of Eddie Fisher's ambitions, you will be distressed to learn, ,1s to sing badly. But relax, all Is not lost. It seems RCA-Vlctor's torrid tenor Is a great admirer of Irving Berlin. The feeling, incidentally, Is mutual. Pisher wants to do a stage or film biography of Berlin. They look alike, but there tlie resemblance cuds, Berlin's voice sounds more like a frog with a frog In Its throat. "I want to do the part so much," says Fisher, "that I'll even sing badly to get It." Some silly sentimentalists doubt he can sing badly, even if he wants to. Currently, he's red hot and real cool all at the same time. He's making records with his records, he's got. a new TV show, he's making personal appearances. About the only thing he Isn't doing is re-enlisting in the Army. "Two years was enough," he says. "I've cleaned my last grease trap." Eddie, a slight, curly - haired youngster of 24, was, a few years aso, singing for $30 a week (plus room and board) at resort hotels up in New York's Catskill Mountains. He was discovered at one of them, Orosslnger's, by Eddie Cantor, and the long road that »led through grease traps to stardom began His Army career, mostly entertaining troops all over, had. its bright spots. "Europe was interest- Ing, Tokyo fascinating, Hawaii swell —but I like It here," he says. "I breathe differently here." He took a long, happy, diflcrcnt breath—In the key of Gee! THE POPULAR SIDE: Benny Goodman's Illness was a tough bi'eak for audiences along his scheduled concert tour. . . . The gals are going on the air in a big way—Teresa Brewer has a TV show coming up, and Rosemary Clooney is set In a radio show.... Harry Karl of the gay Capitol recording, "Yes, Sir, That's My Baby," is really the Swedish dialectician, Yogi iforgt'csson. The guy's a one-man UN—Unique Noises. • * * ON THE CI.ASSICS: Calling 'all opera fans—Columbia is coming out with opera for orchestra, with Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra playing "La Boheme." Solo instruments will sub for singers on the arias.. .. Next fall will see an RCA- Victor package of the "Cavalleria Eustlcanna" nnd "Pagliaccl," the two operas that are usually performed together but;have never before been recorded together. . . . The low-price RCA-VIctor classics on Bluebird label have been so successful a new batch will be made. DICK'S PICKS—- POP SINGLES: "Now That I'm in Love" (Sauter-Fincgan Orchestra with Anita Boyer, KCA- Victor); "My Baby Loves to Dance" (Julius La Rosa, Cadence); "The Widow Walk" (Da- mlta Jo, RCA-VIctor)'. POP ALBUMS: Two volumes of Dinah Shore singing the blues on (RCA-VIctor) Extended-Play, with Dinah doing the blues up brown; "One Night Stand" (Harry James, Columbia) has some driving arrangements, particularly "Mam Bongo"; Eddie Fisher sings Irving Berlin songs on another new Extended-Play album from (RCA-Victor), with a wonderful rendition of "They Say It's Wonderful." CLASSICAL: "The Music of Victor Herbert" (Mantovam and his Orchestra, London) contains the finest music Irom Ms finest operettas; Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A-Minor. Op. 56 (Steinberg and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Capitol )is a rich presentation of. the big "Scotch" symphony. NOTICE OF SALE OF SCHOOL BONDS Lcachvllle School District No. 40 of Mississippi County. Arkansas, hereby gives notice that it will sell to the highest bidder for cash its proposed issue of $33,000 in 3.237 school bonds dated April 1, 1953, in terest payable semi-annually, an maturing serially on April 1 of eac.' year as follows: $1500 in 1954 to 1967, inclusive 2000 In 19S8 to 1973, inclusive These oonos win De payable I; the first Instance from the proceed of a building fund tax of two mill annually on the dollar of the as sessed value of the taxable prop erty In the District, beginning I the year 1954, which will conttitut a continuing annually levy until th principal and interest of the bond are paid In full. They will be fur ther secured by a pledge of all in come and revenue that the Distrtc can legally pledge, including th surplus revenue derived each ye; irom the building fund taxes nrev iously voted for payment of bond now outstanding. The buyer may name the place o payment and trustee, and may hav the right to convert the bonds to lower rate of interest, substantial! in accord with the Universal Bone Values Tables and subject to the ap proval of the Commissioner of Edu cation. The buyer will be expectei to pay the following expenses of th Issue: the printing and trusteeing of the bonds and the fee of Town send & Townsend, Attorneys, Littl Rock, upon whose approving opln ion the bonds will be issued. Th bonds will be callable for paymen prior to maturity in inverse numer ical order of par and accrued interest, as lollows: Prom surplus in thi building fund, on any interest pay Ing date; from funds from any Keep (p$v$ aU Summer ...wonderfully warm all winter Sleep in the cool of a mountain breeze — get the rest of your life — even on the hottest night. How? With Gas "year round" air conditioning. Lj the summer time a gas "year round" air conditioning unit runs a cooling system with the refrigeration power of tons of ice. In the winter time it switches over to a heating system that gives you" cozy comfort no matter how the wind blows or how it snows outside. And all year round you bathe every nook and corner of your home with constantly changing resh fair — humidiifed in winter, de-humidified in summer . . . scrubbed and free of dust and pollen, to give the healthiest climate in the world right in your own liv-' ing room. Ark-Mo Power Co. FBI Agent Nabs One of Ten Most Wanted Criminals LOUISVILLE, Ky. W) - An alert FBI a«ent yesterday arrested one of Its 10 most wanted men at Churchill Downs as the man sauntered iway from a $80 betting window at the famous race track. Taken Into custody was Joseph Levy, described by the FBI as e notorious swindler and confidence man. The agent who made the arrest recognized Levy through photographs In the "wanted" files. Shortly before the arrest the FBI had distributed a new release for -7 a.m. today, announcing that Levy had been placed on the "10 most wanted list". source, on any Interest paying date on and after April 1, 1958. The sale will be held upon sealed bids at 10:00 o'clock A.M. on the 12th day of May, 1853, in the office of the Superintendent of Schools In Leachvllle, Arkansas. Each bidder will b« required to file ft certified check In the sum of $660, payable to the District, as liquidated damages if he is the successful bidder and fails to complete the purchase. Other checks will be returned promptly. The District reserves the rislit to reject any and all bids. For further Information address the undersigned. GIVEN this 15 day of April, 1953. Leachville School District No. 40 of Mississippi County, Arkansas By Norman Bailey, President And Luis Weinberg, Secretary 'Quaint' Story Tells of Bravery Of Korean Officer in Fight for Hill WESTEEN PEONT, Korea MV- The story was delivered by a Korean Marine captain and was entitled "How They Captured Heart Burning Objective." Neatly below was the subtitle "Bravery of Lt Chi Dong Yul." An English purist, perhaps, would have laughed and called the story quaint. You Judge: "At 0418 In the dawn the attack was commenced. The enemy poured all automatic weapons and mortar fire like downpour Into our assault unit. "Since the assault unit climbed 30 per cent of hill, lots of enemy hand grenades were thrown. In spite of all this Lt. Chi. When Lt. Chi and his platoon reached 40 yards of. enemy position he was hitted by hand grenade and fell to the ground The fragments of the hand grenade hitted his face and chin. The chin was broken and Weeded like a fountain pen. 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