The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 4, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 4, 1953
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MONDAY, MAY 4, 1953 BLTTHEVTT.LE (ARK.) COURIER NTCW8 PAGE THREE Repatriates Ired Over Implication Of Red Taint' 10 Bitterly Deny Chinese Propaganda Influenced Them (Continued from Page 1) •were too ill or just didn't want any publicity. The 10 interviewed were brought jftf t Into a small auditorium two by two. The first pair were Cpl. Vernon L. Warren, 22, St. Louis, and Ftcf. Roger Herndon, 20, Jacksonville, Fla. Warren and Herndon said flatly they felt they had gotten "n dirty deal" In being labeled possible Communist sympathizers. Herndon, whose right arm was amputated by the Chinese because of a machine-gun wound received at the time of his capture in November, 1950, said he found nt reason to accept Comunist indoc trination. "It Was Nothing" "Tiny showed us the best they had," he said, "and it was nothing." And Herndon said, if his loss of an arm didn't stand in the way, he would be ready to go back to Korea "for another crack at the Reds." Cpl. James L. Ball, 21, Bellburn, W. Va., said: "This Bed label makes us feel like criminals. We are all completely innocent." And, 4-.alter a slight pause, he added, "I ^ never even heard the term 'brainwash' before I got back home." . Some of the staff officers at the hospital seemed as militantly confused by the situation as the men themselves. "I don't know where this idea started," said one Army doctor, "but there's one thing for sure— we're not running a damned laundromat here." Another officer, who asked— like his fellow staff member—that his name be withheld, said, "there has been a big foulup somewhere along the line," Cpl. Robert H. Hickox, 23, Syracuse, N. Y., who was serving with the 65th Engineers when captured Nov. 27, 1950,. said he considered the suggestion he or any other member of the group was Bed- tainted "an insult." "It didn't make homecoming any better," he said. Cpl. Richard O. Morrison, 22, Burlington, la., said his reaction was the same as Hickox—"insulted." A 22-year-old corporal from Oklahoma City, Okla.—Marvin L. Brown—said the Communists had forced him to back up Bed charges of U. N. germ warfare in Korea under pain of death. A Life Threatened "' Brown, who lost his right arm after being wounded and captured on a night patrol March 5, 1952, ' said a Chinese officer told him he would be shot unless he admitted knowledge of germ warfare—but Brown hastened to add he --felt there was no basis for a belief any of the repatriated prisoners had succumbed to Communist propaganda. M. Sgt. Walter McCollum, 34, Lake Charles, La., said his ordeal in Red hands included a forced march to Communist Prison Camp No. 4 at Wewon, North Korea. On that march, he said, he, suffered of frozen feet. Despite his experience, he said,, he intends to remain in the Army. M. Sgt. Robert W. Shaw, 44, Vancouver, Wash., said he didn't even believe the Communists when they told him he was to be sent home. Pfc. Paul E. Clements, 24, Indianapolis, said on several occasions prisoners of war were made to stand for hours in the camp \-. ( where ne was held. The POWs, Clements said, were told that only those who signed peace petitions and similar Communist papers would be permitted to leave. Clements said he knew of no I signers in his camp and that as far as he heard, none of those who s'Tned received any better treatment. i,pl. William R. Hinkle, 22, Clintonville, W. Va., ended his interview with a brief voluntary AT BLAST-OFF CONTEOLTOWEK HE5 PISAFPEAEED, . WELKIN IS WEIL IMVE TOOl/KTION FLANETEEK EI--JON. WHEPEISHE? April Showers Total 4.97 Inches April's vaunted showers brought 4.97 inches of rain to Blytneville and the month also produced plenty of gusty March-like winds. A breakdown of last month's weather statistics shows that April's mean temperature was 57.1 degrees — the midpoint between an average maximum of 08.1 and an average low of 4G,1. Highest temperature last month was 86 degrees and the lowest was 31. April's precipitation total was produced on 10 rainy days. ' SCOUTS AT WORK — Boy Scouts at the annual had to build fire, burn the string above it and deci- spring camporee are -shown above as they competed pher a short message in Morse code within five min- in two field events. At left, the Scouts work on get- utes. Boy at right is in knot relay event. {Courier ting a fire started. To get top rating in this event, they News Photo) Laotians Await Attack by Reds Attack on Tiny Kingdom's Capital Expected Today Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton May July Oct . Dec Open High Low 3412 3425 3409 3398 3420 3398 3.368 3380 3368 3368 3375 3367 Open High Low 1:15 3403 3425 3403 3425 3395 3419 3395 3418 3371 3379 3371 3378 3367 3376 3367 3371 HANOI, Indochina I/ft— A possi- )le push by the Communist-led Vletminh toward the Laotian kingdom's administrative capital of Vietiane shaped up today as j •ench and Laotian forces still I New Orleans Cotton waited a major attack on the •oyal seat of Luangprabang. While only a brief patrol clash May vas reported from the neighbor- July lood of King Sisavang Vong's res- Oct dence town, the French said en- my troop movements were spot- ed for the first time today south if Diengkhouang, 90 miles south- Soybeans ast of Luangphabang, .These forces, described as "light ilemcnts," apparently already vere more than 25 miles south of Ciengkhouang, on Colonial Route That highway was the principal oute of Vietminh forces whch en- ered Laos from the, coast of Anam, in conjunction with the other ivaders from the north and north- vest. Vietiane, home of the Lan'ion government and a key point on the Thailand border, apepared the log- -,, . -. ical target for these forces to the Chicago Corn 1:15 3423 3418 3379 3374 south. The French have started strengthening the town's defenses, but they are not nearly so advanced as those at Luangphabang, 140 miles to the north. Hearing Begins For Mrs. Head DES ARC, Ark. W—Mrs. Linda Epperson Head, charged with first degree murder in the drowning death of her 5-year-old foster child, was to go on trial here today. Prosecutor J. B. Reed says he expects to spend one day "and maybe longer" in picking a jury to try Mrs. Head. The 33-year-old woman and her husband, James W. Head, are charged with first degree murder in the death of the Mary Wolfe, whose bruised body was found in a home-made rain barrel at their home here last December. May . July . Sept. . Nov . Open . 301 . 298% . 28 Us . 273% Chicago Wheat May July Open . 21694 . 219K High 218M 220% Low 300'/ 8 298 Vi 281 'A 273 ?i Low 216% 218% 1:15 302'A 299 vi 2831.4 27451 1:15 217% 220 Vt May July Open . 156li .. 159 % High 157M 160'ii Low 156 is 159 : ;i Obituaries Rites Conducted For John Walton Services for John Anthony Wul- ton, who died yesterday at his home at Yarbro after an illness of about 11 months, were conducted at 2:30 p.m. today at Yarbro Baptist Church by the Rev. T. J. Richardson. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home in charge. Born in Dyersurg, Tenn., Mr. Walton, who was 77, had resided at Yarbro for 47 years. He was a blacksmith. Survivors Include his wife, Josie Walton; three sons, Elva Walton of Chicago, Alvin T. Walton of St. Louis and John C. Walton of Bly- thevllle; two daughters, Mrs. Captola Bynum and Mrs. Reba Cole, both of Blytheville; a sister, Mrs. Ina Hall of Dyersburg; and six grandchildren. Pallbearers were Buford Flowers, Frank Hodge, Richard Hayncs, D. Gracy, Lee Richardson and Jack Pollard. Honorary pallbearers were Virgil Williams, Earl Damon, Earnest Flagg, Fred Boyett, Marion McClanahan and Joe Morgan. 3 Petit Larceny Cases Docketed .Three charges of petit larceny and two counts of driving while intoxicated were called in Municipal Court this morning. Bill Disrmore pleaded guilty to the theft of a bicycle valued at S20 from Arthur Hatley. He was fined $50 and costs and sentenced to 10 cinys in jail. Disemore was arrested' Saturday evening shortly after the bicycle -was stolen. A petit larceny charge against Macgie Lee Baird in connection ;vith the theft of three pairs of ladies hose from Sterling Store Saturday brought a pica of guilty and an assessment of a $25 fine plus costs and a one-clay jail sentence. No action was taken on a petit larceny charge against James Robert Taylor for theft of firewood valued at S10. Charges of driving while Intoxicated against M. F. Wheat and A. J. Northcutt \vere continued. Charlie Hay forfeited bond of $5 for running a red light. I-H Lowers TRUCE CHICAGO to!—International Harvester Co., today announced price reductions ranging from $87 to $152 on its R-line model trucks. The reductions on the recently introduced R models, which range from Harvester's smallest pickup through trucks of 19,500-pound rated capacity, range from 3.5 per cent to 10.6 per cent—with the list i price for pickup's showing the greatest reduction percentage- wise. New York Stocks ing slow on all classes; few high jood and choice steers near steady at 21.00-50; generally bidding un- 1:15 evenly lower on steers and heifers; 137', cows draggy; small interests tak- mostly utility and commercial cows about steady at 13.50-16.00; packers inactive; bulls steady; utility and coir. ::crcial 14.50-16.50. to make one thing im- statement: "I'd like perfectly clear—I am got a Co: munist or Red." The motion picture floodlights went out. The flash bulbs stopped popping—and the 10 men in the maroon hospital robes and white canvas clogs walked back to the long white wards. SPECIAL One Week Only! May 4(h thru Oth! REDUCTIONS On Gifts, Lamps and Pictures Select your Mother's Day Gift from thes» lovely Items to reasonably priced. GIFTS — LINENS — ANTIQUES Sll N. 6th Si, Blythevlllc, Ark A T and T 156 5-8 Amer Tobacco 73 7-8 Anaconda Copper 38 Beth Steel 53 1-4 ihrysler 19 5-8 Coca-Cola 116 Gen Electric 72 3-4 en Motors 03 5-8 Montgomery Ward 62 1-4 N Y Central 22 5-8 Int Harvester 30 J C Penney 68 1-2 Republic Steel 49 3-8 Radio 26 3-8 Socony Vacuum 34 1-2 College Choir T© Sirsq T The Mississippi Southern College Vesper,Choir will present a concert at I! o'clock tomorrow night in the Blytheville Senior High School auditorium. The college's faculty string quartette also will appear on the program and a one-act operetta, "Trial by Jury," will be presented. (Continued from Page 1) ing to have this power serve as custodial neutral. "Expect Acceptance"' "Based on your own statements, we expect that our nomination will be quite acceptable to you and will result in quick agreement on this Issue. If so, then this will have been the first indication nince these talks began that there may be some justification in our agreement to meet with you again. We hope that this indication may not bo nullified by subsequent negotiations." North Korean Gen. Nam U, chief Red delegate, answered with statement apparently prepared in advance. He insisted that the first order of business should be nn agreement that unwilling prisoners should be transported physically to a neutral nation. Nam's statement gave no clue to the reason the Coi-imunists had requested and received a one-day recess over the week end. His argument was largely a repeat of what he had said before. Harrison told Nam:: "Ycu have again failed to name your candidate for the neutral nation. After all the effort our side has made to reach an equitable compromise in this issue, even nominating one of the Asian states indicated by you are suitable, the continued evasion by your side can only be considered as inspired by motives other than those of reaching an equitable agreement. "Time in this discussion Is fast running out. Are you prepared to accept Pakistan as.the neutral nation? If riot, we have no further issue to discuss with you." Leachville Cub Pack I Year Old LEACHVILLE—Cub Pack 42 of Leachville observed its first birthday last week as 29 parents and all 32 boys were on hand to see presentation of awards. Five den mothers—Mrs. J. O. Edwards, Mrs. Ruth Johnson, Mrs. Nan .Bridges, Mrs. J. Lee Bearden and Mrs. Earl WiMy—received one- year pins along with 19 Cubs. During the year, the pack qualified for four national recognition awards. The Cubs themselves picked up 27 awards at Thursday nitfit's meeting. • Formerly named Hot Springs, a town in New Mexico now bears the name of Truth or Consequences. Texas Boasts Traveling Zoo HOUSTON W) — A traveling zoo Is helping to introduce Texans to their state's wildlife. A van-type trailer transports the exhibit which Is available to any educational group in the state. On location, the exhibit is housed in a 60-by-eo foot tent and is equipped with breakdown cages and display boxes. The zoo features all ducks and geese that winter in Texas, all fish species found in Texas and a variety of quail, pheasants and oth?r f--.vl. TI-.5 e:-''" V-n • •'•' i, tm'-ey, c!^:r, mi ' . o?. . o coon, oc^ot, bobcri-t. uor: ~ 1^.2, -u- tria, and er:-.y ard silver f;::cs. The I state game and fish commission I sponsors the program. MOX In West Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7:00 Sat. Sun 1:00 Always A Double FeaJure LAST TIMES TONITE Double Feature Studebaker Standard of Texas Corp Sears 35 7-8 J 71 3-4 54 58 5-8 U S Steel ................ 40 1-2 Sou Taoi .................. 45 1-2 Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. W-(USDA)— Hogs 10,500; active; j 180 Ibs up 35 to 50 higher; lighter weights and sows 25 to 5,0 higher, ] mostly 25 up; choice 180-230 Ibs : 23.85 to mostly 24.00; top 24.10 : sparingly for choice Nos. 1 and 2; 240-210 Ibs in small supply 23.25-85; small lots 280-325 Ibs 22.00-23.00; 150-170 Ibs 22.25-23.50; few at 23.75; 120-140 Ibs 19.5-21.50; sows 400 Ibs down 21.50-"2.00; lew at 22.25; heavier sows 18.50-21.25; boars 14.50-17.00. Cattle 6,700; calves 1,200; open- WHEN YOU THINK OF ' UNITED INSURANCE AGENCY Leading lejal reserve, old-line companies, approved by every state In the Union and Canada. All forms, Including Low Cost Auto and Fir* Insurance. Quick settlementi. Real Savings on Car and Fire Insurance A. F. 'D«.' Dietrich Muutfer 1M So. 1st Inmm Mdf. Phom M12 MAUREEN O'HARA-JEFF CHANDlfR ALSO CARTOON & SHORTS •|'W & WED Double Feature Ho Carrying Charge! HOLIDAY FOR SINNERS TOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE ,b» TECHNICOLOR thru United Artisti ALSO SHORTS Entertainment At Its Best" LAST TIMES TONITE RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. MON-TUES THE JUNGLE" Rod Cameron Marie Windsor WED - THUUS "FACE TO FACE" James Mason Robert Preston OPENS 6:30 EACH N!GHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN or SHINU ADM: 50c Children Under 12 FREE with Parents LAST TIMES TONITE MACAO... Port of sin and shady dealings! ALSO 2 CARTOONS TUESDAY 3, WEDNESDAY Actually Filmed In Moscow/

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