The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 13, 1953 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 13, 1953
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PAGE TWO BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 1988 Top-Ranking North Koreans Called 'Fantastic Impostors' EDITOR'S NOTE: Bill Shlnn, (he Korean-born exclusive account on Ihp hitherto shadowy liack- AF corrtspond«nt who has reported SIMM notable (round of North Korea's legilrr, Rim II Sung- and bead Including the Inchon landing here lives an a swiftly rising- newcomer, Nam II. ^ By BILL SIIIN'N SEOUL (AP) — Marshal Kim II Sung and Gen. Nam II, the two men who emerged as kingpins in the newly-purged North Korean Communist regime, were revealed today to be "fantastic imposters'' who borrowed their names from well known North Koreans of years •go. Only today, Red China's Peiping radio disclosed that Kim — one time Russian army major— has been awarded the tide of "Hero of the People's Republic of Korea" by the standing committee of the North Korean Supreme People's Assembly in recognition of his wartime leadership. The title apparently is an Imitation of Russia's "Hero of the Soviet Union." which makes the recipient in Russia a virtual demigod. Information that Kim and Nam II are imposters with borrowed names came from 8 highly placed South Korean intelligence officer with excellent connections in North Korea and access to top secret reports on the muddled situation behind the Reds' Bamboo Curtain. His name cannot be revealed because of possible retaliation against relatives still living in North Korea. Kim's role as an impost er who borrowed the name of a North Korean hero who fought the Japanese during the occupation of Korea has been known for some time. But for the first time It was re- Russia. During World War If Kim commanded a Korean nnny corps that foucht alongside the Russians. In the battle of Leningrad, he won sperinl recognition from Premier Stalin. Me was ordered to Manchuria to fight the Japanese in the final days of the war. However, by the time he reached Manchuria Japan had surrendered. Kim arrived nt Nam-hi, his birthplace, in September, 1945, carry- ins secret instructions from Stalin on bow to communize Korea. He adopted the name of Kim II Sung, a widely known Korean patriot who had been fighting the Japanese ns n guerrilla in Manchuria. Real Kim Was 53 The real Kim II SUIIR was then vealed that Nam II, chief Red ne-fnbout 53 yenrs old. while the im- gotiator in the truce talks at Pan-I poster was about 34 munjom, also borrowed the name of a prominent North Korean. Her* !s the story as detailed by the intelligence officer: Kim's real name was Kim Sung Joo. He was born 42 years ago in a small village near the Red capital of Pyongyang, the son of an anti-Japanese Nationalist. Guerrilla Commander When Kim was eight his father was forced to flee to Manchuria to escape the Japanese police. Kim stayed with an uncle in Korea until he was 13, then joined his father. He became a member of the Chinese Youth Association of the Communist party when he was 17. At the age of 30, Kim became commander of the guerrilla corps In Manchuria. At, about the same In October. 1945. the bogus Kim appeared in public for the first time under his new name. On Oct. 14. he was introduced as a "victorious general" to more than 200.000 North Koreans assembled at a parade ground in Pyongyang. The story of Nam IPs life as reported by the intelligence source, revealed that, his real name was Kim Chnng Man. Reportedly now about 47, he was born in a small village near Pyongyang. Nam II was propaganda chief of the North Korean Labor (Communist* Party until he was appointed chief truce delegate for the Reds in July, That 1951. appointment was made time Japan sent its powerful Kwan- j partly because of Nam Il's ability tung army into Manchuria. Kim fared badly against the Japanese and gave up his command to visit Panmunjom truce negotiations first under a title of lieutenant general and later as a full general, presumably given him to influence the Allied truce ream. Moderate ['ro-Rlisslan The reiii Nnm II is a man about 50, trained in Russia. He wn.s president of n Communist college Pyongyang and also an instructor at the Kim II Sung University there. Kim Chang Man. the imposter now known a.s Nam II, presum ably took his new name because the authentic Nam II was more highly regarded by the people. Like Kim II Sung, Nam II Is considered a pro • Russian :ainst the pro-Chinese and the Nationalist Korean factions in North Korea. This pro-Russian faction, considered moderates rather than rabid pro-Russian, now appears to have ?ained control of the North Korean government following the sweeping purge in recent weeks. Widow Completes Solo Voyage Across Atlantic MIAMI, Fla, W)—A Milling, blue- eved widow rested »nd caught up on her correspondence today aboard the 23-foot yacht Felicity Ann alter * 15-month voyage tlone ncross the Atlantic. Mrs. Ann Davison, 38, irrlved In Miami yesterday to become the first woman to make a solo voyage from England to America In a tiny sailing craft. The trip began at Plymouth, England, on May 18, 1052, and Mrs. Davison estimates she (raveled 8.000 to 9.000 miles by sail and auxiliary power to reach Miami. She still wore a wedding band and daughters were dinner fjuests of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis and fnrnily Sunday. Other Sunday guests In the Davis home were Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Oattls of Lcpanto. Misses Wanda and Bonnie Henderson of Heber Springs have returned to their home after a few days visit with Iriends in Wilson last week. Judy McDaniel spent last week day from a visit with their daughter. Mrs. James Donald Patterson, in Pinson, Tenn. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. James Ray in Martin, Tenn, and Mrs, J. B. Hall In Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Charley Leflwlch and their family had as week end guest* his sister, Mrs. C. C. Eberle, and Mrs. R. M. Maxey of Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Davis and. children and Mr. and Mrs. Buford with her grandmother Mrs. Hugh i Boyles, Sr., were in Lake City Sun- Morgan at her home near Tyronza. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Inman announce the birth of a daughter AUR. Olle SUU wulc n *>ti»uniK unit" i given her by her late husband, who 5 at th elr home at Mane. The baby AFL Asks Federal Aid for Housing CHICAGO W)—The AFL Executive Council today called for a six- year government-aided program to build 12Vj million new homes. If the required homes are to be built to take cnre ot the expected population increase by 1960. the council said, construction will have to average more than two million units a year. This compares with a record of 1.400.000 produced In 1950 and an average of 1,100,000 during the 1051-1953 period. in negotiations and debate. He was not a military general. He appeared at the Kaesong nnrl j Read Courier News Classified Ads, was swept overboard and lost at the start of an Atlantic voyage four years ago- Mrs- Davison plans to continue her voyage to New York aboard the Felicity Ann. She will return to England in October to write a book- Kiwonions Hear Folklore Talk Earl A CoUins of Cape Oirardeait. Mo., immediate past governor of Kiwanis International's Missouri- Arkansas District, spoke to members of the Blytheville Kiwanis Club' yesterday on Missouri folklore. Mr. Collins, who Is professor of social science at Southeast Missouri State Teachers College in Cape Gi- rardeatl. has made an extensive study of Missouri folklore and he told the Kiwanians the origin of many of the legends of the Missouri Ozarks. Mr. Collins was introduced by! Kiwanian L. E. Isaacs. day night where they attended the services at the church of Christ. Marshall Conner, minister of the church of Christ at Bono, conducted the meeting. _ J Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Roberts and tioncd at'c'amp Chaf'fce where"tie"is i «">. Clifton, were in Piggott, Ark-, weighed 10 pounds. Pvt. Kenneth Brown, who is sta- receiving his basic training, spent the week end with his family. Mrs. Charles Ray Harwell spent the week end with her sisters, Mrs. Edgar Dalley and her family and Mr. Friday to visit her mother, Mrs. W. C. English. Mrs. English accompanied them home for a visit. Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Craven and children spent Wednesday and Thursday of last week with her sis- Mrs. Randolph Davitts and DavitlK in Moorehead, Miss. ter, Mrs. Lee Proffer, and family Mrs. Charles Beall and Mrs. N. B in Sikeston. Ellis, Jr., were the guests of Mrs.] Sn Billy c Boyles, who is sta- Dan Hamner of Memphis at the j t j orlec i a t the Naval Base at Charles- luncheon and fashion show at, the" tori| s 0 t 5pent tne W eek end w ith Chickasaw Country Club Monday Ws f am j| y . Mrs. Boyles, who has in Memphis. been making her home in Wilson, John Ellis was the week end guest accomomieA him back to Charles- of Miss Peggy Brinkley at her home in Little Rock. Mrs. Claude Dye and children, Barbara and David, are spending this week in Blue Springs, Miss, with her husband's mother, Ivjrs Will Dye, who is ill at her home. Mr. Dye accompanied them to Blue Springs for the week end. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Arnn and Mrs. Cora French returned Tues- LITTLE LIZ— Near relatives are usually most helpful when they are far awoy. Save at Save MORE «t GRABER'S on Baclt-To-School needs for boys and girls of all agesl Sfieciat GIRLS' NEW 3 98 SCHOOL DRESSES In- Fine £ VC KG LAZE * Cottons! Jraber'j 'has everything a faiMon conscious miss will look for fn her back to school dVessei — «• widft selection, plenty of variety, «citing colors that wash and wash, plus ail the latest ewt. Wonderful Everglaze* plain and cnribossed poliihcd cottons — also famous Dan River* ^Vi»rVt! Nl»w TwAArJv rnHnni' All nf tri* imnnrtflnt rJ*fAiIi ton. Buford Boyles, Jr., of Memphis was also the week end guest of his parents. Mr. and.Mrs. H. G. Yates, Jr.. and son, Billy, of Wilson* Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ray and baby and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shannon and family of Joiner u-ent to Rivervale Saturday Television Used to Nab Burglars LOS ANGELES ffl — Television wap used by police for the first time here to trap (our member» of a gang accused today of stealing ,144,000 worth of radio tubes from » leading electronics company. At a cost of $8,000, the company —RCA—set up two television cameras at strategic points and, In an adjacent room, two receivers There detectives sat quietly and watched the screens. And that's how they learned how tubes had been disappearing from the stockroom during the last few months, the detectives said. Three detectives said they saw™ via television—Almo Mason, 45, carry out cartons of tubes and put them In a car driven by Fred Port- where they had a picnic and fished. Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hobson and son, Robert Hobson, of Montgomery, Ala., are spending this week In Hardy, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Reginold of Columbus, Miss., were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Jerry Cullom, and her family a few days last week. Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McDaniel and faniily were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Spivey and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hubbard of Memphis and Mr. and Mrs. Herman McDaniel of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Lynn Cox and Mrs. T. K. Williams of Dyess visited in the Oscar Davis home Tuesday. er. M. Tht latter drovt off, offlo*n mid, but w*s trailed and trrated by radio car police. The two ttoek clerks were accuwd of (rand theft. Booked on the same count ww Milton Syde, 42, a cafe manager. Curt Hockner, M, operator of a radio store, wai booked o n»usplcioo of receiving stolen property. Arabia produces only 90 per ess; of Its own food requlr«n«nU. More Comfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Her* !• • pleawnt war to i ,— loose plat* dlscomtort. PABTKXTH. an Iroprored powdtr. sprinkled on upp*r and lower plates hold! them firmer to that thej !eel more comlorUbU. Ho gummy, gooey, pwty taste or (ecllni. It's alkaline (non-acid). Doe. not «our. Ctiecks "plate odor" (denture bnMB). Get FASTEBTH tod»J »t any 4ru« PEACHES Arkansas Elberta $1.49 P" Bushel Bring your own container. BLYTHEVILLE CURB MARKET 120 E. Main Phon« 8201 QCTTUI cvergiaze piarn ana orroossea ponxnea COTTONS checks! New Tweedy cottoni! All of fhe important detaili that creats charm—velvet belts, iheer yokel, bertha collars, roll collar*, full flare skirts! But you'd better hurry io Sraber'sl A.Uo lii.i ] to 4X OJ !.»« and 2.M ^ i—w-T"*) Adorable Styling! FuH Skkttl • Large Selection! ^ • Mad* To Sell for $3.981 • Washable! ' Color-fasti =£* 'Registered Trade Mark GRABER'S KlMRANTtEnojTOU^JOIIEmcKj To* ALWAYS save MORf at GRABER'S! Pepsi is the LIGHT refreshment —dry (not too sweet), reduced in calories Enjoy Prp.ii. cither in tlip familiar w-onom) hotlii- tliat Frrvpfi two people, or in the. new ,inglc ilrink tine —ji»t right tor 01 refreshes without filling PEPSI COLA BOTTLING CO. of BLYTHEVILLE

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