The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1953 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 2, 1953
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FACE EIGHT BLYTHBVlLUt (AWC,) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY Z, 1958 Wounded Gl Relates How Cold of Korea Helped Save His Life By WILLIAM C. BARNARD TOKYO (AP) — For 34 long hours the corporal lay In a valley of «go«f. Bullets had ripped through his stomach, groin and leg. It was bitterly cold and he was hiding beneath a corn shock in a Korean Held. He thinks now the cold saved bis life. Oozing blood froze on his clothes and sfcin and partially clotted over tfee wounds. "That kept me from bleeding to death," said Cpl. John L. Walters Jr., of Washington, D. C. The Communists captured him and In the next 29 months gave htm no medical attention, he said. During three months in one prison camp he watched between 700 and 800 of his buddies die. Dysentery to a Korean house. Three captured lieutenants, two platoon sergeants and eight or nine men of his company were In the house. Twenty-five other American soldiers were there, too. The whole outfit, guarded by Chinese, marched out of the house that night, the able-bodied carrying ! eight stretcher cases. At dawn, the ' grim company stopped at another house. That night, the march went on again, but the eight stretcher cases, including Walters, were left shrank him from 220 to 90 pountfs. beh ' n . ri He clung grimly to life. 15,'^ ° m me " wll ,° c ° u ' d "After I went through what I wnll£ that Chinese would return the went through the first two months badly wounded to toe Americans, I was a captive, I was determined since the Communists didn't have the Reds wouldn't get me," the 36-year-old Walters said, a thin smile on his lips. Returned by the Communists at Panmunjom last week, he told a remarkable story today of his fight to survive. He was a U. S. Second Division man, a rifleman with Company A of the Mth Infantry Regiment. He's MgBlar army with 14 years of *ervlc« and a wife, Eloise, and n 6-year-old son. On Nov. 26, 1950, near Kunu, be afld other members of his company were slugging it out with overwhelming numbers of Chinese Company A was making a fighting retreat. It was a confused bat- tte. "Juet at dawn," Walters Raid, "I saw a dark, shadowy shape near me and heard burp gun fire." Walters fell and lay face-down, semi-conscious. Shot Again Sixty minutes passed. Another Chinese came up, pointed a rifle and put a bullet through Walter's stomach. That should have finished him off. But It didn't. "I lay there _and watched my chance and figured I had a slim chance If I could crawl a quarter ' mile to the battalion aid station." Me started crawling. Crawling »ivW!e and blacking out. There were too many blackouts. I-lfe orawled In to a shock of corn in a field. AH around him, on the hills around his valley of agony, he could see Chinese. Through the day, he waited, then (trough Ihe night. Next day he ate a candy bar and sucked at his frozen canteen. Every time he moved, blood would ooze anew from his four wounds. Allied planes machinegunned the "I could feel the heat from some | adequate medical supplies. So the men who could walk moved out. I didn't see them any more." The stretcher cases were taken to a barn in a village and were told the Americans would get them there. Fifteen hours passed. Nothing happened. Chinese finally loaded the wounded men on sleds, pulled by steers. "We headed north, about 45 miles. After two nights travel we came to a large village. We were put in a three room house with no doors, no windows, no guards and no medical treatment. I didn't know It then, but this was to be my home from early December until, March." Men Helpless Every morning at dawn, a Korean would bring a basket of millet and cracked corn to the house. Late at nighl. another basket would be brought. The men of the group were helpless, terribly wounded. One by one they died. All excepl Wallers. As weeks passed, olher wounded were brought in. A total of 24 men died. Of all the men brought to the house only Walters and one other survived.. "You could tell when a. man was going," Walters said. "You could tell by his breathing. It was the tipoff. You'd hear the breathing and know what wns coming by the sound of It and you'd lie there in :he night, waiting for Ihe brealhing to stop. "Most of the dying was at night. The young men, especially, died at night. The older fellows would work on them during the day, trying to buck them up, bul at night ,he •young men would think about he bad pain and no sign of medical .reatmont and no sign of ever living on fo get back home. So they died at night, because Ihey didn't have any hope." ATOMIC LIGHTING—This photograph is remarkable because Ihe only illumination provided for the camera was the flash of an atomic bomb. It shows Marines crouching in a six-loot trench „ • only 4000 feet from "ground zero" during a recent test at Yucca Flat, Nev. TRUCE WAR (Continued from Page 1) that box 574 Is in the Benjamin Three,from Here Will Attend Southern Baptist Convention The Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Brown of Blytheville and the Rev. C. A. Franklin Post Office slation on! Johnson, Mississippi County asso- Pennsylvania Avenue. However, the I dational missionary, will attend the police Inspectors' office said it was! 96th meeting of the Southern Bap- strlctly forbidden to identify box- j tist Convention in Houston, Texas, holders and an official of Ihe Post Monday and Tuesday. Office Department snid he knew of j • Some 25,000 Southern Baptists are expected to attend the conven tion as representatives of 7.634,493 members of 28,865 churches. "That the Word May Believe" will be the theme of the convention. The Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor o] i ^UUIU iCCl MIK llctlU iluuj ClUlul; J _. i ^ of the napalm dropped and rockets I signature !s Dropped were hitting 50 yards away." p rom Letter to Editor It was quiet at 3 p.m., 34 hours after he had been shot. "I crawled out of the corn shock and lay on the ground. Two Chinese soldiers came along and kicked me. I asked for water. They Went away. Some time later one of the first two soldiers and another soldier came back with a litter. They had water for me and carried me A letter to the editor which appeared in yesterday's edition of the Courier News without n :TB- nalurc wns writ ton by James Deal of Blytheville. In the process of publication, the Inst line of the letter, which dealt with the sewer situation, was ''dropped." This line contained Mr. Deal's name. no exceptions that could be made 19 the rule. Planes from two U. S. carriers pounded Communist coastal batteries and frontline supply centers in Eastern Korea Friday, the Navy said. U. S, Sabre jet pilots shot down three Red Migs in dogfights over North Korea during the week ending Friday, while not a Sabre was lost in combat, Far East Air Forces announced. One Sabre crashed because of engine trouble, but that was the only Allied loss during the week, the Air Force said. Three other MIGs were listed as damaged and assessment of gun earner ft films added one MIG destroyed and one damaged during a previous week, the Air Force said.. FHA Advisory Group Named Czechoslovakia Gets Television VIENNA (/P)—Communist Czechoslovakia transmitted its first television program yesterday, radio Prague said today. The first broadcast was a political and cultural program including pictures of the May Day celebra- brations in Prague. WASHINGTON (#)—The Federal Housing Administration announced today appointment of an advisory committee to moke plans for Improving housing conditions and home financing methods. Commissioner Guy T. O Hollyday said the first meeting would be held this month in Washington. He said both construction and financing interests were represented In the group. Members are Fritz Burns. Los Angeles; E. A. Camp Jr., Birmingham, Ala.; Walter Gehrke, Detroit; Philip M. KlutznJck, Park Forest, 111.; H. J. Mendon, Lc: Angeles, and James Rouse, Baltimore, chairman. Neqro Deaths Jimmy Alridge Services for Jimmy Aldridge, son of J. C. and Vcrsle Lee Aldge of Blytheville who died yesterday at the parents' home, were conducted at 1 p.m. today at Home Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. J. W. Johnson. Burial was in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Survivors, in addition to the parents, include two sisters. POWs (Continued from Page I) each other's arms. There were 28 walking patients. followed by 12 litter cases. The litter patients appeared happy, and all smiled and waved. The litter cases included Cpl Virpil A. Kaver of Marthasville. Mo. Most of the liter cases appeared to be fn very good shape. After they were placed in military ambulances they sat up and watched the others come down the ramp, looked out the windows and seemed most happy. HEAP OF,. RELIEF—Dwarfed by stacks of powdered milk cartons, newly arrived members of the United Nations Civil Assistance Command, Korea, are shown through a warehouse in Pusan, Korea. UNCACK allocates the milk to hospitals, milk feeding stations and other institutions which assist war victims. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE CSCEOtA "Entertainment At Its Best" SATURDAY 10:30 Preview SUNDAY & MONDAY Cont. Showing Sunday from 2 p.m. COOLERATOR FREEZER Only 8 More Days To Buy Your Beautyrest $5 Down Delivers $1 Weekly Pays for No Carrying Charge! HilBBARD & SON FURNITURE First Baptist Church here, Is chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Boards. This committee nominates board members for all Southern Baptist institutions and agencies. The Rev. Mr. Brown also Is a member of a special committee of the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Seminary which was named to recommend a successor to Dr. E. D. Head, seminary president who is resigning Aug. 1 due to 111 health. IN THE PROBATE COURT FOR CinCKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF No. 2184 ATLAS O. HALL, DECEASED NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT AS ADMINISTRATOR Last Known Address of Decedent: 1325 Hearn Street, Blytheville, Arkansas. Date of Death: April 11, 1953. The undersigned was appointed Administrator of the estate of the above-named decedent on the 1st day of May 1953. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six (6) months from the dale of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from anybenefit in the estate. This notice first published the 2 day of May, 1953. A. Benj. Hall, Administrator of Estate of Atlas G. Hall, Deceased 1325 Hearn Street, Blytheville. Arkansas Taylor & Sudbury, attys. for Administrator. 5-2-9 RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. SATURDAY 'WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM' Tex Hitter SAT. OWL SHOW "UNTAMED WOMEN" Lyle Talbot Doris Hcrrick SUN - MON - TUBS "THE JUNGLE" Rod Cameron Marie Windsor Hays Store Phone 2001 We Dell«r High Quality Low Prices Wayne Feeds Layer Mash IM Ib. 4.81 Layer Pellets )M Ib. 4.M 1*4 Ib. 5.39 IM Ib. 5.69 IM Ib. 5.49 IM Ib. 4.3t Eft Pelleti .. Chirk Starter Grower Mash Scratch Feed LW .«. ».~- SuKarine 16% Hairy. IM lt» 3.69 Wayne 16% Dairy IM IDS. 4.49 32% Datrj Feed .... IN Ib. 5.S9 Calf Starter Pellet: IM Ib. 5.7* PI; .» Sow Meal IM Ib. .539 Pip. * Sow Pellets IM Ib. i.48 35% Hog Balancer IM Ib. S.9S 40% flog Ssp'lmnt IM Ib. «.39 Pork Maker . . IM Ib. 4.19 Horsa Feed IM Ik. 4.3* Rabbit Pellet* IM lb». 5.98 Dog Food IM It*. WR Shorts IM IM. S.M Polished Chora . IM I In 4.19 (Continued from Page I) lions are not suitable?" Nam said It would put a neutral In an "embarrassing position" If It were not first decided to ship prisoners out of Korea. This also would be true, he said, if the Allies refused to agree to a nation named by the Reds. Harrison said It was "impractical" to ship prisoners "overseas," but added: Only Solution "The only difference (between movement to Europe or an Asian country) is the short period of actual travel on the sea. Yet you would make these few days a vital matter." The only "reasonable solution," Harrison declared, was to keep prisoners in Korea until their fate is ironed out. After discussing Switzerland and Sweden as possible neutrals, Harison told the Reds If they wanted to make progress in the talks they would agree to either nation—or name one themselves. The Reds asked for the recess after accusing the Allies of showing no effort, to speed the talks. Bear Adm. John C. Daniel, at a meeting of liaison groups handling the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners, for a second straight day demanded the return of "more than 375" Allies. He said the Allies had "indispu table evidence" the Communists still hold these prisoners and that they wanted to come home and were fit to travel. Daniel said the figure was based on incomplete questioning of Allied prisoners returned last week. The Reds again turned down Daniel's appeal, saying all disabled POWs ' in their possession had been returned except some noi able to travel. Sunday's final delivery will raise the figure of Beds exchanged to 5,194 North Korean and 1,030 Chinese soldiers and 446 North Korean civilians. The Reds returned 684 Allied soldiers, 84 more than promised. More Red Police Flee to West BERLIN W>)—Another 315 Communist people's police lied to West Berlin during April, West Berlin LITTLl LIZ— You can see a great show at almost any drive-in theater—if you will just look around a bit. MOX In West Blyrheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always A Double Feature SATURDAY Doubfe Feature CARTOON & SERIAL SAT. OWL SHOW Starts 11:30 'THE WOLFMAN' Borrow Picture that Will Scare the L Out of Ya'! ALSO CARTOON King of Congo Serial BIG HEART—Said to be the third or fourth largest diamond in the world, this heart-shaped, deep blue gem is on sale m New, York for $300,000. Though the owner's name was not disclosed, the 31-carat sparkler is believed to have belonged most recently to a South American family. SUNDAY & MONDAY Double Feature MMIRtDI O'HARA-KFT CHAHDUR oLOII CHHET'i u»in»sii uiirminvui -PLUS— police headquarters announced today. This brings the total of East Zone police desertions since Jan. 1 to P> rornpt DELIVERY SERVICE Phone 4507 Hours: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. with Delivery to 7 p.m. WOODS DRUG STORE 221 West Main St. 1,198 — the equivalent of four full companies. FOR SALE Corrugated Metal Culvert Pipe Automatic Flood Gates Concrete Culvert Tile Septic Tanks WEBB CULVERT TILE CO. Ark-Mo St. Une Ph. 841*, ~p small home air conditioner .the new Carrier Weathermaker • heats and cools • Tits new houses or old • costs $4 a month to own • fits in 3 .ft. square • needs rto water This new Carrier is the first air conditioner designed especially for small homes. It takes less space, costs less to buy and less to operate than any other air conditioner of its capacity. It burns either gas or oil. Cools by electricity. Why don't you stop in and see it? Or cail? CITY ELECTRIC 109 S. Fifth Phone 8181 "Serving N.E. Arkansas & S-E. Missouri" COTTON SEED FOR SALE D & PL Blue Tag, Arkansas State Certified, 80% Germination Cotton Seed at LOW Prices. 1 to 5 Tons Per Ton $135 5 to 10 Tons Per Ton $130 10 Tons or More Per Ton $125 Lowrance Bros. & Co. Inc. Driver,- Ark. 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