The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1953 · Page 9
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TUESDAY, JULY 21, 1953 KUTHRVILLF (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PACT lOK Army's Arrival as First Class Fighting Unit Miracle By DON WHITEIIEAD Editor's Note: Dun \Vhllchead observed the South Koreans of whom he writes here at clast ranse in the first year of the Korean War. He returned to the embattled peninsula last winter with the then President-elect, Dwlght D. Eisenhower. His coverage of that trip won him a second Pulitzer Prize. WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the great stories of the Korean War is coming through censorship today if you read between the lines of dispatches describing the heavy (fighting by South Korean troops. It is the story of an army that was born, trained, equipped °" given'muscle in a span of just three years, now receiving its supreme lest. pnd given •'-'Three years ago It would have ,been fantastic even to speculate .e South Koreans would be able come back fighting after being hit by a 100.000-man Red offensive. [Most U. S. military men in Korea 1 have laughed at such a suggestion. This young Army has reeled back under tile heavy blows. It has |shown It is not yet ready to "go alone" without the United Nations Allies. It has shown serious •weaknesses under the white heat |of combat. But it is still fighting. Associated Press Correspondent I John Randolph reports from Seoul: • "The ROKs, although tills was Itheir best effort to date, still have |a long way to go before they are truly steady and dependable • army—despite many small unit (displays of heroism and gallantry." But the dispatches also reveal Ithe progress that the ROKs have Imade from the "paper army" |stage of 1950 Fell Apart The ROKs weren't trained or [equipped for heavy combat when | the war began. Their Army fell part when the North Koreans attacked. In Gen. Douglas MacArthur's jig November drive toward the lYalu that year, the 8th Army was I thrown into retreat by the collapse land disintegration of an ROK I corps. When this corps fell apart I under the massive Chinese assault, I the entire army was in peril. Only | the gallant stand of the 2nd Infantry Division to hold open an escape corridor prevented a worse disaster. In those days the Americans had little confidence in the ROKs. They didn't trust them when the pressure was turned on. But confidence has been growing: in the ROKs in past months. This was largely due.to the training pro- :vam built up by Gen. James A. Saw Possibilities Van Fleet when he took command of United Nations forces in 1651. Van Fleet saw possibilities in the ROKs if they were trained and properly equipped. He set about to see that it was done. Acting at times in direct violation of orders, Van Fleet overhauled the training program for Koreans and built up the Army's strength beyond the point approved by the Pentagon. In other words, he turned a horde into an army. True, it's a young army with many faults and weaknesses—particularly in leadership, But without this Army the U. N. forces never could have hoped to stay in Korea. It is an army that was built literally nt the cannon's mouth. At Panmunjom the Reds again talk of. signing a truce—while Chinese reinforcements are massing again in front of the South Koreans on the Eastern Front. This coma Be another crisis approaching for the ROK Army and the ability 01 the ROKs to hold their ground may give the final answer to the success of ail the U. N. forces if the fighting continues. Edson TUNISIAN HEIR? — Prince Mohammed Sadok is favored to become the heir to the Beylical of Tunisia. The 65-year-old prince would succeed his late brother, Sidi Azzeddine Bey, assassinated early in July. Continued from Page 8 they could submit questions in was issued as a handout. This was given to reporters who were told writing. When the questions were I all in, they were answered, etill without Director Flemming having ' to appear at any press conference. Reason given was Ihe answers' concerned Departments of De- Fense, Commerce and other government agencies. All answers had to be cleared by them. Two Can Play the Game SCANDINAVIAN countries are experimenting on building up an Arctic big game hunting and fishing tourist business to rival the African jungle safaris. First offer . of such a tour calls for flight from New York to Oslo, Norway, and thence to Tromsoe, on the north coast. Hunters will there board a diesel ketch to tour Spitsbergen island and Franz Josef Land, where the sun shines 24 hours a day from April to August. The game is polar bear and Arctic fish. Sam's Keen Eye WHEN movie producer Sam Goldwyn was in Washington he dropped by to congratulate his friend. Oveta Gulp Hobby, on her appointment as first secretary of the new Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Though the Hollywood magnate Is no lazybones himself, when It comes to work, he was amazed when Mrs. Hobby told him that she was working 16 hours a day at her new job. "She's an intelligent woman." Goldwyn exclaimed later. Then he added, as though he had forgotten something, "—and a beautiful one." Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers Building permits were granted last week for the construction of an optometric clinic, two residences, and three additions to build- ngs in Blytheville. Drs. J. L. and J. C. Guard plan ,o build an $18.000 brick clinic on the corner of Fifth and Main. Phillip Applebaum's permit was !or the construction of a $14,000 six room frame residence on Fifth street. Other applications were: J. W. Adams. 1140 Hearn. addi- .ion of one room to his residence, valued at SI,000. Virgie Parker, Knowles street, ,hree-room frame residence, vai- led at ?1,500. R. L. Freeman, 221 West Rose, addition of one room to residence, 450. C. E. Waibors, 1709 Sales street, ddition of*a car port to his residence. $200. Real estate transfers filed last week were: O. J. and Zillah Hueter to J. S. and Ollie G. Jones, for $500, Lots 4 and 5. Block "B", O. J. Hueter's ?irst Addition, Leachville. Ida Ashabranner to Roy L. and i— .^........ _ • . " NAVY'S OLDEST SHIP MAY BE DOOMED— The Constellation, oldest ship in ihe U. S. Navy —about two months older that its sister ship, the Constitution, lies rotting in the Charlestown, Ma?s Navy Yard. The 176-year-old vessel fought in the War of 1812, Civil War, against the French privateers and the Tripoli pirates. It cost about $314,000 to build, but it is estimated that more than S4 500 000 would be needed to recondition it. A campaign is underway to raise money by public subscription to save the historic ship and return it to Baltimore, Md,, its original home. Solon Okays AEC Spending WASHINGTON MV-Brn. HU'kP"- loopcr (R-Iowji) .soys that although the Uniied States is in "n comfoiv abJe position so far as its ability lo deliver atomic weapons goes , • . T don't think we're overdoing it-** Sen. Flanders 'R-Vtt questioned yesterday on the Senate floor whether a country should continue lo make bombs nicer it had stockpiled enough to destroy the war- mnklnic ability of its largest potential enemy. Hickenlooper, senior Senate member of the Congressional Atomic Energy Committee, replied that "\ve haven't reached the point of sur- plusage yet-" Filipinos Kill Huk Rebels MANILA (W — Four long-haired and bearded Huk rebels were kiUed Sunday night in a 15-minute encounter with Filipino troops, Philippine Army headquarters reported lii.it night. A civilian guide aiding the Com- NCING IGHTLY! HARDWOOD DANCE FLOOR Jitterbug Contest Every Wednesday Nile — SPECIAL!— Bunny Hop Dance Fun tor All! GOOD FOOD At All Hour* SANDWICHES SHORT ORDERS COMPLETELY AIR CONDITIONED All Brands Cigarettes $170 a Carron AIR CONDITIONED MOTEL FOR TOURISTS HUBERT'S CLUB NEVER A DULL MOMENT! HighwayTl Hubert UtltyHolland, Mo. Norma Jean Ashabranner, for $1 and love and affection, a parcel of land 208 feet square in NW quarter, NE quarter. Sec. 31-T15N- R9E. Donald and Dollie Pay Whitney to Max Logan and Harold B. Wright, for $10 and other consideration. Lot 8, Block "G", John B. Walker Second Subdivision. Max and Annie Laurie Logan and Harold B. and Marie D. Wright, to Donald and Dollie Pay Whitney, for S1.000. Lot 1, Block 3, Parkview Subdivision. Launer L. and Marion S. Kneas to Kemp and Mary Whisenhunt, for S10 and other consideration, Lot 10, Block 1, Country Club Drive Addition. William B. and Naomi Wilson to Mattie and H. D. Hock, for $800 and assumption of an indebtedness. Lot 4, Subdivision of Lot 16, Baron Lilly Subdivision. C. C. and Mozella Langston and Clara H. Scruggs to W. M. Scruggs, for SI and division of property, soutli half of NW quarer of Sec. 4 and South half of NE quarter of Sec. 5-T15N-R12E. W. M. and Irene Scruggs and Clara H. Scruggs to C. C. Laneston, for SI and division of property, north half of NW quarter of Sec. 4, : and north half of NE quarter of 'Sec. 5-T15N-R12E. Willio ap.d Cornelia Bcasley to B. J. and W. S. Alien, for $600. a | parcel of land in the SE quarter of ! NW quarter of Sec. 10-T15N-BI1E. : Arthur O. and Juanita Cochran to 1 Prank A. Moore, for 51.700, Lot 3, ! Block 3, Maybell Addition. I Wiley and Irene Smith to Edward Hoylc and Hclene Sisemnve. for $7.500, Lot 1, Block 5, David [ Acres Subdivision. i Eddie Lee Franklin to Charley I Mr.Bride, for $2.200, Lots 22 and ; 23, Block 1, Greenwood Addition. | J. Nick and Anna F. Thomas to ! Janie Hardesly, for S10 and other considerations, Lot G of Lot 13, NW ; quarter, Sec. 15-T15N-R11E. I Bill and Anita Dickerson to C. R. and Myrtle Orsburn, for $10 and ! other considerations, part of Lot 11, SE quarter, Sec. 9-T15N-R11E. | Hallie A. and Myra E. Scott to i John L. and Vena Lea Goodwill, I for $2,000. Lots 5 and 6, Block I, Smith Addition. Susan Moore to Willie nnd Gladys Lovett, for $400. Lots 28 and 29, Block 9, W. W. Hollipeter Addition. WARNING ORDER I In Ihe Chancery Court, t'hirka-j sawha District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Joan Swift, by her mother , Audrcnel Freeman, Plf. vs. No. 12431 Guy W. Swift, Jr., Dft. The defendant, Guy W. Swift, Jr., is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named In ihe caption hereof and answei the complaint of the plaintiff, Jo;in S\vift. Dated this 29 day of June, ISM. Geraldine Liston, Clerk By Laverne Ball, D. C. • I'uppies • • parakeets • • Kittens • • Canaries • • Tropical Fish • — All Pet Supplies— The PET SHOP Mrs. N. G. Jerome 133 S. Division Ph. 8075 NATURAL GAS Heating and appliances. Install (hem now. Start your payments this fall. Phone 4552 for estimate. E. C. ROBINSON Lumber Co. Television SERVICE ANY MAKE PA Sjsteim lor Sale or Rent PHU.CO FACTORY SERVICE Blaylock's Ml. 317Z munlst-lcd Hiiks nlso died IB th« clash In the mountains n«»r Lopti, Quezon province on the east coftsl of Luzon Island. The Army said there were no cas- ual.iics ainony the troopers, who captured arms, ammunition, lood and medical supplies. HEATING equipment ROUND-UP $ 20 get TRADMN TRAOE-IM on your old healing with purchase of a WAK-IH appllanc* utomatic NSW (dlemon FLOOR FURNACE or GAS WALL HEATER (LIMITED TIMC) *'Yl «~^ DOWN PAYMENT HalSBll & White Furniture Company 113 S. Division Phone 6098 YOU'VE NEVER KNOWN A RIDE EXACTLY LIKE THIS! Chances are, you've knoi™ nothing bill ihe cradled, swaying ride, of cars whose design still reliecls yesterday. Then, sir, please try a Lincoln just for the new experience. A new ride awaits you that combines the cushioned prowl of a great limousine vfilli the catlike maneuverability of a sports car. 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