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JWGE TEN BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Korea's Cost: 22,000 Gl's $15 Billion U. S. Suffered 140,000 Casualties By ELTON' C. FAY Oct WASHINGTON (AP)!R™ — What did the Korean War' ^'" cost the United States? More than 22,000 dead on the battlefield, part of a 140,000 casualty total. Commodity And Stock Markets- MONDAY, JULY 27, 1988 New York Cotton More than 15 billion dollars to help pay for over 1.125,000 tons of artillery ammunition: over 1,800,000.000 bullets and grenades; 800 tanks and 40.00 trucks used up in Open High Low Close Oct 3379 3384 3378 3384 Deo 3407 3416 3403 3416 Unr :«3 343!) 3423 3439 May 3428 3447 3427 3447 Orleans Cotton Open High Low Close 3376 3383 3373 3383 3402 3412 3400 34 3423 3436 3423 34: 3426 3440 3428 344 Chicago Corn battle; more than million shells for naval guns; hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs. It triggered a general rearmament program for which the government has spent to date over 11 billion dollars. The shooting and the casualty lists will stop. No Return Ticket But the boys won't start home tomorrow or next week. Secretary of Defense Wilson says, "It will be a long time before we can with safety withdraw our troops from Korea." A long time can mean six months or more, depending on how fast prisoners are exchanged—and how soon peace, instead of mere armistice, can be assured. Everyone — President Eisenhower, Secretary of State Dulles, Wil- eon—hurried to caution the country that a Korean truce should not be a signal for demobilization or letdown of the defenses against a bigger war by Russia. The government is obviously worried lest industry' think thai, the truce means quick and wholesale cancellation of munitions orders. Hardly had the truce signing, announcement been made when wil- con.issued a statement saying cur- Sep Dec High 146% 137% Chicago Wheat High Sep IRQ?:, Dec Low 197 205)4 203 Chicago Soybeans Low Sept Men Men Open . 251% . 25CP/; . 50% High 253(4 251 (4 250 251(4 250 Clos 145', 137 197 3 , 203 (; Close 253 250 % 25014 rent productions plans would be continued "until such time as an orderly production plan can be worked out that will take into account the changed Korean requirements." He aid not however, give a hint of whether that plan would be ready soon or at some distant date. On the day the war started—June K, 1950—the United States had under arms, 1,460,000 men In the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. Less than half a dozen Army divisions were manned and equipped to a point where they \vcie ready for battle. Today the military manpower counts up to about 3'/ 2 million, although it is being trimmed some under the economy program. The Army has 20 divisions. New York Stocks A T and T ,. Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel Chrysler Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors . 154 3-8 . 75 , 32 5-8 52 70 114 1-2 71 7-8 58 58 1-4 Montgomery Ward ,„ . , N Y Central . 247-8 Int Harvester Republic.Steel . ... Radio Socony Vacuum . Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp . .. Sears Sou Pac 27 48 5-8 23 3-4 34 1-4 29 3-8 72 1-2 53 3-4 58 1-2 38 3-4 43 3-4 Mary Thompson Rites Conducted Services for Mrs. Mary Juiii Thompson, 65, who died at Walls Hospital Friday, were conducted yesterday at Full Gospel Church by the Rev. Darrell Proud, assisted by Mr. Jack Dudash. Burial was in Maple Drove Cemetery with Cobb Funeral Home In charge. Born at Camden, Tenn., Mrs. Thompson had lived in Blythevlllf. for 30 years. Survivors include her hustond. Wade H. Thompson; a son, Buforc Cooley of Blytheville; two daughters, Mrs. Lessie Winters of Richmond, Calif., Mrs. Vetress Davidson of Blytheville; six brothers, C. W. Rushing of West Memphis, W. W Rushing of Paris, Term., T. G. Rushing ol Brookland, Ark., C. B Hushing of Joiner, Watts Rushing of Paris, Tenn., R. D. Rushing of Pontlac, Mich.; three sisters. Mrs Stella Calvert of McCrory. Ark.. Mrs. Catherine Daugherty, of Pontiac, Mich., and Mrs. Rose Craney of Cleveland, O. Pallbearers were C. D. Hodge, ted Hodge, Joe Wicker. Percy Buys, 3urti» Waldcn and Charlie Me- Kamie. WHERE WORK WENT ON — Shown is one of survivors of the 44-year-old farmer who died of the fields of Alford Bacon at Manila, where injuries received in a boat accident on Big Lake. workers this morning volunteered services for (Courier News Photo) TRUCE Continued from Page 2 Livestock Rites Held for Infant Graveside services for Terry Michael Brown, infant son of Mr nd Mrs. Robert E. Brown who rtiee t Walls Hospital six hours aft^r irth Saturday, were conducted al Imwood Cemetery this morning b> ie Rev. Francis Colvechio of Im- laculate Conception Catholic hurch. Mrs. Brown is the former Wlss Jean Farley, daughter of Mind Mrs. Russell Wilder. Formerly of Blytheville, Mr. and Trs-,Brown have been visiting here obb Funeral Home was in charge. Rites Conducted For Lish Smith WEARY GI'S (Continued from Page 1) of men here are going to be jumpy tonight." OP mj' way back I talked to Cp!. Manuel Ross of Bessemer City, N. C., the company's senior medical nid man who hands out pills ar.tl bandage;- cuts tmcl carries the dead and the wounded in battle. "It's really wonderful—if it's only true," he said. "I feel better tonight than — have ever felt before. All I want to do now is to go home to my • wife—yesterday was our fifth an- i n< jersary. A Bad Feellnir One last look back—at the red cocoa-colored mud ,the primitive holes and bunkers on the reverse slope, the rocks, the torn scrub, the thin radio antennas trembling slightly on the skyline near the observation post, at a helmet here and there arainst the sky, and at the lush gretn hills beyond, rich ana green in the rain season. A man always feels cheap to walk away from an infantry company on the line. On the way down, I meet an outpost patrol coming up the hill. We are talking in a ravine when the old terrible whistle shrills. We fling ourselves to the ground and two Chinese shells crash a hundred yards beyond us. The war is not over here. It is deep dusk when I reach the jeep at the bottom of the hill. The warm ] -;, summer rain begins to fall in torrents ^ I see men approaching—another outpost patrol from King Company They are marching single file each man SO feet apart, hugging the sheltered side of the road in case of artillery fire. I pass them very slowly, for It is an unpardonable crime to splash foot soldiers with mud. Then I stop and look back. The rain is Iriving, and already the nifht and the mist are ciosing in. Already the head of the little column has disappeared in Ihe gloom and the rest are nastcn- NATIONAI. STOCKYARDS 111 (USDA)—Hog.: 8,500: active; generally steady to 25 lower; 190-240 Ib 26.50: Tev/ loads choice No. 1 and 2 200-220 Ibs 2C.60: one lot ' 2665; 240-210 Ib 26.00-50; heavier weights scarce: few lots 270-300 Ib 24.25-25.75; choice 180-190 Ib 26.25127.50; 150-170 Ib 23.75-20.00; 120-140 Ib 20.75-23.00; sows 400 Ib down 20.75-22.50: over 400 Ib 18.00-20.25; boars 12.50-16.00; good clearance. Cattle 7,000, calves 1,800; slaughter steers anl heifers opening slow; few early sales about steady but trading not well established; cows, bulls and vealers about steady; early sales choice steers and heifers 23.00-25.SO; few high choice and prime steers 26.75-27.00; no action on lower grades; utility and ornmercial cows 10.50-13.00; canner and cuttei cows 7.00-10.50; utility and commercial bulls n.50- 14.00; cannei and cutter bulls 8.5011.00: good and choice vealers 18.00-23.00; odd head prime 25.00; unlity and commercial 12.00-17.00; culls 8.00-10.0 Services for Lish Smith. 70, who died at his Luxora home Saturday after an illness of 15 years, were to be conducted at 2 p. m. today at Cobb Funeral Home by Truman House, minister of the Church ol Christ. Burial will be in Dogwood Ceme- tary. Born near Centerville, Tenn., he had resided at Luxora for four years Survivors include a son, William Carl Smith of Ethridge, Tenn.; three daughters, Mrs. Cornelius Elrod of Caruthersville and Mrs. Julia Mae Clark and Mrs. Loranc Clark, both of Luxora; and three brothers, Elmer Smith and Wilson Smith of Hoehn- U'ald. Tenn., nmj Wesley Smith of Luxora. Pallbearers were James Clark, Hczektah Clark. Dannie Cooper, Richard Lules and Dunk Elrod. Wins Refrigerator Mr. Bill Hrabovsky. 812 South Lilly, received Saturday a refilgera^cr which she was awarded at the grand opening of .the Tastee Bakery held recently in Memphis. ing away into the darkness i think ol Hie hour. It is 11:30 p.m. And I think of the crows Ihe cilies at home, tiun-ybi; aioi]^ in tile .summer rain and the lamplight, and the noise of their foot on U.o pavement. And I wntc'i these silent men disappear down the lone muddy road, tail helmeted figures, riiles filling, riding along: to the last patrol of the war. These are real men they 'ook »ilte ghosts as the mist wraps around them and swallou'S them one 'oy HI mind. them and swallows them ono. until all arc gone and the roau l.s alone again. And I think of all tin: men who have marched down all the sad. sad roads of Korea, and all their s'.ories now forgotten, impossible to tell. And I think of the words of Cpl. urncr . . . "It'll be a long night till daybreak comes." server on instructions from President Rhee. Their wort done, Allied truce delegates prepared to leave the M.msan base camp for other assignments. Attention swung immediately to the Joint Military Armistice Commission, which will supervise the truce and arbitrate any armistice ,'iolations. Meellnjf Tuesday A spokesman for the commission said the Allied members would meet with the Communist members for the first time at Panmunjom Tuesday. The first big task ahead in the armistice is the exchange of prisoners. These include 3,313 Americans and ahout 8,000 South Koreans and 1,000 from other Allied nations held by the Reds, and 74.000 North Korean and Red Chinese held by the U. N. Command. The secret record of the negotiations, released after the signing, showed that the Reds hold 12,736 prisoners of war. The exchange of prisoners who want to return homo is expected to begin in a week or less. The U. N. said about 7,800 North Koreans and 14,500 Chinese cap- .ives have said they do not want to return home and will be turned over to a repatriation commission composed of Switzerland, Sweden, Poiand, Czechoslovakia and India. India's troops will guard them, in the buffer zone, while Communist agents confer with them. The Communists said they would return 300 prisoners a day, including sick and wounded. The U. N. Command told the Reds it will turn back prisoners at the rate of 2,400 abie-bodied men daily, plus 360 sick and wounded. No words were spoken by the signers during the cold and businesslike armistice session. Harrison and Nam II looked at each other only once, and that xvas aUer each had completed signing all 18 copies of the document. Then Nam II, sporting a chestful of medals, rose abruptly from his signing table and marched out of the building , Harrison Rot up a minute later nti walked out. stopping to shake hands with top U. N. military commanders who had been invited to walch the proceedings. There was no incident, no hitch In the proceedings. Harrison and Nam n entered the Communist - built armistice hall from opposite ends at precisely the same moment—just at 10 o'clock. Harrison took his seat before a green cloth-covered table on which were the blue Allied copies of the nrmistice document and the blue and white U N. flag. The Color Scheme Nam II sat down at another table on which had been placed, a red- starred North Korean flag and maroon Communist copies of the armistice document. The flags, each standing about two feet high on small standards, were the oneo used during the more iiiii two years of the negotiations. Between the two tables was a third table tnat was used by the aides of the two generals for exchanging the copies. The first copies were signed at I minute after 10 and both Nam II and Harrison went through with the signing 01 the remaining copies in a crisp manner, looking up occasionally only to speak a few words to aides flanking them. Harrison used the same pen to sign all 18 copies. It was his own pen—one he had carried 10 years. He smiled only once, at the end NOTICE TRUCK OWNERS Let us rebuild your worn out truck seats. We repair all rips or upholster entire seat. We also repair auto seat covers. Tailor Made Piasric Seat Covers $35 SMITH MATTRESS CO. Air Base Phone 4819-4522 fou pay as low as KILLS JOHNSON GRASS, Emm EKAod, and mony other gratset and weeds. Destroys weed rooli . . . prevents regrowlh. 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Artillery bcomed not Jar off just five minutes before the signing got timler way, and just afterward another barrage thundered outside the neutral circle. Large delegations of news correspondents were on hand on both Television and newsreel cameras hummed constantly through the signing. Harrison's three fellow American delegates occupied three chairs at the end of the Allied table to Har- •ison's right Nam Il's four Communist fellow delegates were seated at the end of the Communist table to Nam Il's left. News Classified Ads. Lower Draft Calls Anticipated WASHINGTON (/PI—The Defense Department antlcipatus that monthly draft calls will drop 4,000 In about three months If reasonably stable conditions are achieved iu Korea within that time. John A- Hannah, assistant secretary for manpower, disclosed this; prospect recently in stressing the continuing need for selective service as long as the United States keeps more than three million men in un- • iform. 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