The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 8, 1953
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SATURDAY, AUGUST s, wss BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Truce Booms Books, Correspondence Courses and GI-Korean Marriages Bf FRED SPARKS NBA Staff Correspondent while washing out a helmet: Many Korean houses are completely roofed by discarded beer cans hammered flat like shingles. On sunny days the >< roof shines like a Congo native with a mouthful of gold teeth... Except a rash of GI- Korean marriages during truce. Stateside mail order houses are doing smasho business in wedding rings. U. S. cigarettes are cheaper on Seoul's black market than in New York . . . President Rhee has only one American's picture on his office wall: General James Van Fleet, who rebuilt the ROK army from a flabby-bellied outfit to muscular might. Truce is booming correspondence courses; the Army is importing teachers and more books to help idle frontliners make knowledgeable use of lazy hours . . . GI helmets, trousers, fatigue shirts make excellent scarecrows in countless Korean fields . . . * • * Beauty and the beast: I discovered a lake-side oasis in dustry dry Korean plains not far from Seoul; the ixth Corps Rest Center. GIs are Jerked from truce line watch for three lazy days filled with beer, swims in the delicious waters, entertainment by drafted radio and TV stars at boogie-woogie Jam sessions. Like the musical comedy hit song, they've got everything "but what ain't we got? We ain't got dames." Things you can do in Korea you can't do back home: Motor endless miles without putting up a penny for gas. Only available petrol is at U. S. Army pumps; drive in, help yourself. . Stop at Quartermaster Depots, get ft hot shower, turn in your filthy clothes, receive laundered items, same size, in return. Personally pick a homeless, wandering child off the streets, deliver him to an orphanage, and pay $100 —enough to keep him housed and healthy for well over a year. • # • Panrmmjom parade: Commiei fear Panmunjom, truce center, might become another Berlin-style escape hatch for unhappy residents of Oriental Redlands. Communist security guards patrol the area watching for buddies who might flee south. In months past several sought our sanctuary via Panmunjom, including the top Communist military policeman in the area. Refugees at this publicized moment would lose the Chinese more face than a shave with a bayonet. Fatal ferry: Battered Seoul, 20 miles from the truce front, is still Off limits to civilians— even those who lived there before the Commie blitz. But a million natives have sneaked in, fattening profiteers who run a vast rowboat racket. Rowboats ferry citizens across the Han River at night (avoiding guards for fancy figures. During angry waters of last several flood months i a fist full of small craft have been swamped, a score drowned. BOOK BUSINESS BOOMS at rest camp library as truce gives GIs chance to catch up with latest stateside reading. Truce Is also booming Army correspondence courses. BOOG1 WOOGIE BLARES at rest camp, too. In foreground at this Jam session Pvt, Dick Coutino, who made headlines when he went AWO1. early In the Korean War. RELAXATION comes oftener now that the shooting's slopped. These soldiers are on leave at lakeside IXth Corps camp. RELIGION Is just as vital to morale during truce as during war. These soldiers get communion at services near truce front. 85 Per Cent of Women Violate Sex Laws, Reports Kinsey CHICAGO m—Dr. Alfred E. Kin-* sey, the Indiana University sex researcher, says 85 per cent of American women violate sex laws during their lifetime and' would go to Jail if they were caught and prosecuted. Kinsey told a news conference yesterday that only a small frac- .ion of sex offenses are prosecuted because "the laws are so completely at variance with people's actual behavior." The statement about women was drawn, Kinsey said, from his book, Sexual Behavior in the Human Female," to be published Sept. 14 as a sequel to his similar volume about men. Kinsey, director of the Institute if sex research at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., was in Usually the person Who isn't witty enough to talk isn't smart •-ough to shut up either. ® Hut S2' HAPPY ENDING—After day of rest, soldier liescls for swim at "resort" near the truce line. Underground Interview: Near Seoul I had an off-the-record chitchat with one of the anti Communist North Korean POWs released by President Rhee in a daring move that delayed truce. He's quite happy living with a farm family whose pert daughter has already caught his eye and may become Mrs. Kim. He wades in their rice paddy, also receives handouts from the local "Citizens' Committee —on Rhee's order. For months before prison gates . were unlocked he carried a sliver of glass under his armpit determined to kill himself if forced back North, to where he was slated for treason trial. Huk Battle Progresses MANILA (/P)—Government troops killed 25 Communist-led Huk outlaws and wounded 20 in the past two weeks on southeast Luzon island, the army said yesterday. It said 13 other Huks were captured and 40 surrendered. Says °Suge Ring in Japan TOKYO UP) —A Japanese newspaper eaid yesterday Communists are operating a millaon-dollar-a- year narcotics ring aimed at demor- alising American security -troops and raising revenue for Japan's Red Nippon Times quoted manding officer of the com- American air base near Tokyo as saying there were hundreds of addicts at his installation. The story said 10 Americans had died from over doses' of heroin this year. The Times said the Japanese government is investigating the operation. A TJ. S. Far East Command , ., hicago to address a short course for prosecuting attorneys at Northwestern University. * : Social and Economic Reconstruction Is Goal Of Korean Foundation NEW YORK W)—The American Korean Foundation says its second missiion in Korea will be concerned with the republics' social and economic reconstruction. A foundation announcement yesterday said the mission will be in Korea from Aug. 20 to 27. The mission will include Gen. James A. Van Fleet, retired , former 8th Army commander. The foundations first mission last March dealt chiefly with health and welfare problems. Dr. Milton Eisenhower, a brother of the President, is chairman of the organization, a private aid group. Pups Delay Marines CAMP PENDLETON. Calif. (/P)A night training march by B company, 9th U. S. Marines, came to a halt here while its mascot dog had pups. The spaniel named "Gale" was then returned to quarters and relieved of further military duties while she cares for her litter of seven. Read Courier News Classified Ads. THEATRE spokesman, commenting on the in •estigation, said: "The army has co-operand will he Japanese government to th ullest extent, on any problem, in luding this one." PEACHES Arkansas Eiiierta $1.49 Per Bushel Bring your own container. BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 120 E. Main Phone 8201 MANILA, ARK. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 "Your Community Center" DON'T MISS! FLOOR FURNACES Coleman SATURDAY BEHIND SOUTHERN LINES With Guy Madison as "Wild Bill Hickok" Andy Devine as "Jingles" SATURDAY OWL SHOW AFRICAN TREASURE With Johnny Sheffield as "Bomba" SUNDAY & MONDAY ANDROCLES ANDTHE LION With Victor Ma.ure-.tean Simmorsf and Alan Young as "Androcles" FCC to Authorize New Compatible Color TV System PAGE THRE1 Con Be Received By Sets Now In Existence WASHINGTON (/pi—The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday it proposes to authorize a new compatible color television syslem which can be tuned In on existing receivers. Tlie new color plan is sponsored by the National Television System Committee, a technical group representing virtually nil segments of the telecasting industry, which has been studying .the color problem for more than three years. The committee recently asked the FCC to adopt its color standards as th uniform standards for all color casting. Many of the leading'set manufacturers joined in asking for such approval. The commission noted today. In announcing a proposed approval, that no opposition to the NTSO plan has developed from any source. If the committee's color system should be finally sanctioned by FCC for commercial use. it would throw out the Columbia Broadcasting System's color broadcasting technique which FCC approved on an exclusive basis in 1950. The CBS system cannot be received on existing sets without conversion. The new one would show up on present sets in black and white. Lightning does not a zigzag path of acute angles. It curbes and twists, but makes no sharp turns. Fantastic Kiddies Torture Club Revealed COLUMBUS, Ohio (/P)—Juvenile police today disclosed the fantastic story of a torture club In which two children of 10 and 11 imprisoned youiiBcr playmates and burned them with heated curtain rods. Patrolman Joseph Channon said the existence of the "Skeleton Club in southeast Columbus became known after a father complained that his 7-year-old daughter came home with rope burns on' her wrists antl burns on her hips. Channon said a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year old girl headed the club. The father of the burned girl said her Injuries came apparently when the older children heated curtain rods and touched them to the girls' clothing. The clothing was burned but did not ignite into flames. The girl said she was tied in a garage by club members. Channon said a 5—year-old boy ntso had been treated in this manner. Moliere in Monokoutouba BRAZZAVILLE (French Equatorial Africa) (JP) — Mollere's r "Avare" (the Miser) will be played in yet another new language here soon. A speaker oj Radio Brazzaville is preparing in cooperation with native artists a translation of d'Avare in monokoutouba. The performance win take place In Brazzaville. Monok- outouba is a sort of native esper- anto, "the railway language." It Is a spontaneously born combination of dialects spoken by native workers who helped build the railroad from Brazzaville to the sea. coast. I • .,..;.. , • ; _ ' fjpYPT'S POWER ON PARADE - The first coming tgypts German-trained paratroopers trot out for a dem, Uon drop at an airfield near Cairo. The show was sta, honor General Naguib's rise to power as premier Days of Timber Wolf In Canada Numbered SASKATOON. Can. I/Pi— The days of the wily timber wolf in northern Saskatchewan are numbered. Saskatchewan's control programs in the last two winters rmve sharply reduced the numbers of the pre- dator which annually destroys up to 50.000 caribou, deer, elk and moos* in the province. Harold Read, northern game sup* ervisor, reported in Prince Albert that 229 adult wolves and • an estimated 650 unborn wolves were killed in last winter's control program, and about 400 in the previous winter. Laotians of Indo-China and Thai- and fire crude skyrockets from lofty platforms to scare off evil spirits. CLOSED TO PUBLIC For Private Party Saturday and Saturday Night Aug. 8 NORTH STAR SUPPER CLUB Enjoy Cool, Air-Conditioned Comfort SUNDAY & MONDAY Continued Showing Sunday from 2 p.m. STORE MANAGER NEW STORE Opening In the near future. An unusual opportunity for a competent female store manager, or an experienced saleswoman with good specialty shop background whom we can train as manager for a national chain women's apparel shop. For an interview apply Tuesday after 12 p.m. Mr. Goldstein. ADELINE SHOP 325 Main St. mm DUCAY- etuE IOCKHART • NANCY GUILD ALWAYS A DOUBLE FEATURE THEATRE "Osceo/a's Finest" Starting Sunday for Three Big Days Sunday 0 Monday • Tuesday ADVENTURE...SPECTACLE...SAVAGE LOVE! Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekdays [== 7:00 p.m. ; f^ Sat. & Sun. AIR CONDITIONED BY REFRIGERATION ON OUR WIDE-VISION SCREEN —SATURDAY— Double Feature CARTOON SERIAL: NYOKA & THE TiGERMAN SATURDAY LATE SHOW 11:30 CIRCULATORS - BLEND AIR Central Heating V SUNDAY £ MONDAY Double Feature A RtPUMJC PICTURE Republic Mctu WALL HEATERS WATER HEATERS Halsell & White Furniture Co. A.JAIKI • mt/I^IAki • . . . ^^^ ^^^ W Coleman MAIN A DIVISION IN BLYTHEVILLI PHUNE 6096

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