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THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKTtfR NEWS Two More Bodies Recovered From Bomber Crash Negro Clergy, Laity Discuss Ways To Improve Activities of Church Clinics and rountable discus-* slons on methods of Improving church activities and stimulating attendance were conducted this morning by ministers and laymen attending the Jonesboro AME districts annual Sunday school, Allen Christian Endeavor League and Women's Missionary convention at Nehemiah Temple here. Also scheduled for today was a sermon at 11 a. m. by Rev. J. P. Parker of Luxora, an address to p. m. by liev. " .til's AME Search Pressed For 14 Others Still Missing r /vtn-tn.T /. church youth at 2 p. m, LONDON (AP)—Ships pick- W. J. Daniel of St. Pa<_ _ J Up today the bodies Of two' chllrch in Jonesboro, and a sermon by Rev. E. A. Cannon of Ar morel at 8 p. m. Bishop W. K. Wilkes of Atlanta, Ga., prelate of the Arkansas- Louisiana Episcopal Area, and Dr. more American airmen from the giant U. S. Air Force RB36 bomber which crashed in flames in the Atlantic yesterday. Five bodies have been recovered thus far. Four men were rescued alive. Fourteen others of the 23- man crew are still missing and hope dimmed tonight that they could have survived. Two bodies were picked up today, one by the Swedish freighter Monica Smith and the other by the British weather ship India. Wind increased in violence today over a 200-mile expanse of heaving sea, 300 to 500 miles west of Ireland as planes and ships searched the area. The vessels reported by feeble radio that the wind reached velocities of 42 knots, causing long swells and 15-foot high waves. Hope of finding more survivors in one-man dinghys. rafts or one of the two rescue boats dropped by planes were further dimmed as rain reduced visibility to about three miles. Clouds reduced th ciling for 23 searching aircraft to about 1,000 feet. Weather Bad One faint radio message from the freighter Manchester Shipper raised the possibility that more men might have been found alive. The skipper reported he was bringing in survivors. Previous messages said the ship had only one survivor and two bodies. "We can't make out whether the use of the Word 'survivors' means that additional men have been picked up, or whether we have another radio garble," said a London agent of the shipping line. A sister ship, the Manchester Pioneer, bound for Canada, reported that the three survivors it T. D. Alexander, Shorter College in president of North Little Rock, will speak tomorrow. Bethel AME Church is host to the convention but sessions are being conducted at Nehemiah Temple because of the rebuilding program underway at the host church. A citywide welcome program was held last night, with the Rev. pastor of Lake Robert McMaster Street Methodist Church, representing the Blytheville Inter-Racial Ministerial Alliance. A. E. Lester presided and Rev. E. O. Croft, pastor of St. Mark's AME Church to Osceola gave the response the welcome addresses. A welcome address on the be- lalf.of the Inter-Racial Minister- Alliance was given by Rev. A. D. Jackson, treasurer of the group. The convention is scheduled to Commodity And Stock Markets— New York Cotton Oct . Dec , Mar May Open High Low Close 3378 3399 3417 . 3419 3378 3401 3422 3424 3373 3373 3391' 3391 3413 3414 3415 3415 POWs New Orleans Cotton Oct Dec Mar May Open High Low Close 3372 3395 3411 3421 3376 3398 3419 3421 3369 3388 3411 3413 3369 (Continued from Page U given a medical checkup before their departure for Pamnunjom and that "most of them had only minor ailments." Maj. Gen. Choi Suk, in charge of receiving returned ROK prisoners, said angrily the latest group of South Koreans "are worse, more ill. than those returned to us in Little Switch (the April disabled exchange)—and they were ill long before Little Switch." The Communists handed these men back without comment. One of the first Americans freed in the second day's exchange was Lt. Col. Thomas b. Harrison, highest ranking U. S. officer yet to PAGE THREB In the far north, cold, hungry and beaten. Their slorles of Red savagery wore emphasized by a new Army censorship rule that permits a returning prisoner to tell only what he has seen first hand. Maj. John C. Harlan, 48, of Institute, W. Va., told newsmen he knew have °' U. tried S. officers the Keds and are trying on charges of "obstructing the peace." Harlan returned Wednesday. His story Ducked up that of Maj. John Daujat of Richmond, Calif., who told newsmen Tuesday the return. The 32-year-old Clovls 3388 [ N. M., fighter-bomber pilot 3411 3413 Chicago Corn HIGH LOW CLOSE Sep 1.46% 1.451/4 1.46" 4 Dec 1.38 1.36 3 / 4 1.37=' B Chicago Wheat HIGH LOW CLOSE . 1.9634 1.94 1.951/4 . 2.03 2.011/4 2.01-% Chicago Soybeans HIGH LOW CLOSE 2.551/4 2,47 picked up have been transferred to the Canadian Pacific liner Em- continue through Sunday. The thin-braided wire from the inside of an old speedometer cable, with one of the solid ends cut off, makes an excellent tool for cleaning a radiator overflow pipe. Its flexibility permits it to be slipped easily into the pipe, nnd the sharp end cuts any scale or sludge. 2.49 Jan 2.5Pi Mar 2.53% 2.513/4 New York Stocks A T and T Amer Tobacco Anaconda Copper Beth Steel core , Chrysler 2.483f, 2.51'/, 2.531/4 155 . 76% . 33'i . 52 second cousin of Li. Gen. William K. Harrison, who helped negotiate the armistice with the Communists. Col. Harrison said the communists tortured him cruelly to get military information. He said he didn't tell even though he was starved, smothered with a wet towel and jabbed with lighted cigarettes. A B29 co-pilot. Lt. Samuel E. Masenburg of Detroit, told of four days of continuous torture when the Reds "butted me around . . . slugged me . . . gave me no food." His frost-bitten hands were tied behind his back, he said, but he didn't give the Reds any information. Death of Cold and Hunger Others told of the chill early days of the war, when Allied troops died N press of Liverpool. day. D. S. Ail- Australia, enroute to The ship is due Satur- Force headquarters at South Buislip said the search is being pressed with the greatest energy despite difficulties. At least eight ships in the general area, have been alerted and long-range planes from half a dozen fields in Britain are ready to drop more 32-foot survival boats should other groups of survivors be sighted. An earlier message from the Manchester Shipper said: Coca-Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors er Ward Y Central Int Harvester J C Penny .... Republic Steel ... Radio Socony Vacuum .., Studebaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sea rs \ \ lighter weights discounted sharp- 113 [ly. although smaller percentage 73 3 4 ! under 200 Ib than earlier in week; 601JJ 190-220 Ib 22.25-75; 180-190 Ib 21.5060 122.25; 150-170 Ib 19.00-21.00; 120- 2J5 »[ 140 Ib 16.00-18.00; good early clear? 8 ''« i mice: few small lots 260-280 Ib 71 j21.75-22.50; sows 400 Ib clown 18.15??,?! 20.25; few lots under 350 Ib 20.50; "]sows 400 Ib up mostly 16.25-18.00; boars 11.00-14.50. Cattle 2,000, calves 1.200; opening slow on steers and heifers; 35' 8 31 i.j 74 56% 58% 39 U S Steel Sou Pac Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. l/Tl— (USDAi—Hogs 5.500; generally 25-50 lower all classes: 200250 Ib barrows and gilts 22.7523.00; few 210-240 ib 23.10-25; popular of bi price 23.00 for general run rrows and gilts over 200 Ib; very little done; cows active and strong: utility and commercial 10.00-12.50: dinners and cutters 7.00-10.00; bulls steady: utility and commercial 11.00-13.50: canner nnd cutter bulls fl.O(M0.50; vealers opened steady; utility to good kinds slow; slaughter calves under pressure; good and choice vealers 1800 - 2300; few prime 25.00; utility and commercial 11.0016.00. Reds had sentenced some "high- ranking" American officers to prison only two days before the exchange for "instigating against peace." The second day of "Operation Big Switch" went much as the first one. The Allies handed over 2,760 Reds in exchange for the 70 Americans, 250 South Koreans, 25 British, 25 Turks and 12 others of various allied nations. The Reds gave no explanation why they returned only 392 captives, 8 short of their promised 400 daily. The first 42 Americans who came back were listed by the Communists as sick and injured. Many of these quickly were put aboard helicopters and rushed to hospitals. However, the remaining ameri- cans appeared to be in better pbyi- cal condition than the previous groups, although almost all looked worn and tired. They waved and smiled broadly when they arrived at the reception camp aboard Russian-built Molotov trucks. One wore a bright yellow shirt and jumped lightly to the ground. Another answered cherrily as his lame was ready from the war prisoner roster and jumped down, say- 'ng. "Make way for a free man." A U. S. Negro stood pitifully in he back of the truck carrying him freedom after other prisoners lad dismounted. The young sol- lier apparently was dazed. He lid not answer his name. Marine medical corpsmen boarded the truck to help him off. He stepped from the rear of the truck and would have fallen on the crushed rock roadway but more Marines caught him and carried him inside the reception tent. PRISONERS (Continued from Page 1) couldn't move." He said they were forced to kneel with a stick tlei behind their knees, their arm drawn up behind them and tied to (he celling and ft choke rope tied arounu" their throats. "We were allowed to go ,to tin atrine about twice a day," Wllkins said. "It got .so bad one man final ly untied another with his teeth The man was suffering from dysen tery." Asked how it felt to be free Wilkins replied: "I get goose pimples all over I'm just now beginning to realize it's true." The worst horrors described were in the earlier days of the r ar, through the spring of 1951. H appeared from the POWs stories that conditions improved in some cases as the Chinese Communists took over from the North Korean Reds, and improved still more as the truce talks progressed. Treatment Improved Cpl. Charles F. Hearn of St. Louis, Mo., Captured April 24, 1951, told a story that seemed fairly typical of the infantrymen—but not the airmen—captured after that flr.-.t l"rrible winter. He said treatment in prison camps was "fairly nice," and the guards rived singing. One attempted to s\vat a North Korean with a towel but missed. A South Korean soldier on a litter told of almost reaching freedom during the April exchange of sick ant) wounded. He was brought from a Red prison camp to Kacsong. He and "a few" others remained hcartbreakingly close to freedom nil during the exchange of sick and wounded but the Reds finally returned them to prison camps and kept them there until now. iMeamvhile. the first group of Americans released Tuesday had started their long trip home. Twenty-one sick and wounded Americans and 50 other disabled Allied troops arrived in Tokyo Wed- icsday for hospital treatment. The able-bodied Americans were nkcn to Inchon on South Korea's west coast for processing, rest and xation while awaiting trans- Many of the South Koreans ar-1 ports back to the United States. IKE (Continued from Page 1) tonight, 8:30 to 9 p. m. fEST) over the four major networks, to report to the nation on the work of Congress and his administration to date, The bills he signed yesterday Included a $1,080,000,000 appropriation for the State, Commerce n.nd Justice Departments during the fiscal year which started July 1. Others authorized loan of two submarines to Italy and a small aircraft carrier to France, created a nine-man commission to work toward erecting a World War II memorial at Corregidor and extended unemployment insurance coverage to merchant seamen on certain government vessels. generally left him and his fellow prisoners to themselves, although food was inadequate the entire time and medical care substandard. "In the last two or three weeks It seemed like they emptied their warehouses and did everything possible to make us happy," said Maj. John C. Harlan of Institute, W. Va. Asked how the officers In his camp learned of the armistice, the lean, wind-burned major said: "They had photographers and newsreel men expecting us to cele- irate. But everyone turned around, .urned their backs to the camera and walked off." Harlan said the Reds held back at least a dozen sick and wounded prisoners in "Operation Little iwitch" last April, when they had promised to deliver all the sick and wounded captives they held. Medical officers said the three nonths' delay may be critical in ;ome cases. UNIQUE ENVOY—Frances E. Willis, of Redlands, Calif., ii listed to be the new U. S. ambassador to Switzerland. Sh« would be the first career woman in the diplomatic service ever to serve as an ambassador. Miss Willis has 26 years' experience in the foreign service. With the Courts DOMMON PLEAS Oscar Johnson, et al, vs. Ralph E. fdhnson. suit for damages. 3IRCUIT (Civil division) E. W. Swindle, ct .1, vs. Charles Henry, et al, suit for iamages. (Criminal division) state of Ar- fcansas vs. Jimnile Lee Brimhall, irglary and grand larceny. State of Arkansas vs. Homer IVynes, burglary and grand larceny. 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