The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1952 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 5, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLB (AAK.) COURIER KBWB SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 18 HAL SOYLTS COLUMN Abandoning of a City Is Thing of Terror, Strange Beauty, Columnist Says NEW YORK W)-It t a thing of terror and strange beauty to s« a great city abandoned in wartime. It was that war a year ago this •week in Seoul, when the Allies jklcted the Korean capital U> padded Chinese soldiers who came across tlie hills like waves of walk- Ing quilts. The fear of their coming spread invlilbly befort them, Hundreds of thousands of Seoul civilians had been leaving for days, marchliit: couth in straggling colunnit of de&th and hunger. Decision Was Sudden But the military decision to evacuate came suddenly. One morning the correspondents watched a British battalion make a calm and studied counterattack ugalnst the enemy 18 miles north of the city. But when we returned late that afternoon the press camp was break- Ing up and the order went out: "Pack and leave immediately. The array Is pulling out tonight." Several correspondents. Including Dwight Martin of Time Magazine and myself, decided to remain overnight and watch the withdrawal. An Eerie Feellnfr It gave us an eerie feeling as we stood at the entrance of the empty Hotel Chosun, one of the largest hostelrlra in Korea, and witched names licking at the newspaper plant across the street, Hres began to break ouc all over the city and a amoke pall quickened the twilight. Night fell. The pavement* echoed with the roar of tonks and gun« being wheeled out ot the city. It seemed Impossible that m*i* mawes ot enemy riflemen on foot could force all that vajt weight o! metal armor backward—but they were. Mn» Mwhrtom Into Acres The Ore* .mushroomed Into acres ot tinging flame. Outlined against them wtn the pitiful lines o! refugee*. Many too weak to continue •oltapMd and lay unheeded., We backed the endless traffic b*ck up to the front. It wasn't so iRlf mi hour. You'd belter leave." The hills and paddles held a dark menace. Ecverything was lonely nnd unreal, and tho unfought fires threw frightening shadows. An orphan boy walled, all alone and for- gotton, on the city hall steps. We picked him up and drove back to tho hotel and rifled some blankets to keep him warm. Soldiers Sliarc Cake At Ihc last command post in the city some soldiers were rating a Christmas fitii^ake that had Just arrived. They shared it with us. "It's a futlny thinR," said a youtiK Captain, "but I courted my wife In this very room. I was stationed here before the war, and my wife worked for an American civilian agency that quartered Its women employes in this building. "I used to meet her here to go out on dates. H seems odd to be back here. I wonder thinking right now." she's And dcred ever since then I've won- whether tho captain ever r& * '*%&& GIRL AWAITS DADDY— Unda Louise Lengcl, 7, ot Reading, Pa., places a sign in her window for her daddy's return- The father, who failed to return from work Dec. 1, has been missing .since then and n search has failed to Jocate him. (/I' wirephoLo) CHURCHILL far DOW. A cotonei 6»td. "We're pulling out oureelf In got to tell her nlxmt his last night In Seoul. We Bedded Down \Vc bedded down until morning. We toured Seoul for (he last time. The rattle of small arms eoiilri be henrd on the outskirts. By noon the Inst Allied unit had trundled out of the .smoking city nnd across the two bridges spanning the Han River. About 2 p.m. U. S. Army engineers blew the final bridge, unci one said: "Well, that's the last we'll ever see of Seoul," That WAS the general feeling nmong the Allied Army then. Many officers and men then thought we would have to glvo up Korea entirely and withdraw to Japan, And there was bitterness In their going, for while they had known little Joy in that wenry peninsula they had no wish to be pushed from U. But they Termed a new line and held It. Today we hold Seoul again, (oo. And if a real pence there still seems, far away, well—the situation Is much better thnn It*was on that dink Farmers Hurt by Scandal Publicity DamagM Industry, They Say WASHINGTON W'y — American ink farmers say the mink coat ublkity bobbing up In government candals is hurting their !00 million lollar-a-year Industry. Something, hey nay, should be done, Tliey said yesterday the stories ibout political figures involved in he scandals buying mink coats—or getting them as gifts—has put an unjust stigma" on their product. They complained it has hurt business and asked the Nationa range and the American Farm Bureau Federation to help olffie .he "false and damaging publicity. 1 Harold W. Reed ot Elkhorn, WIs. representing the Mink Ranchers Association, wrote that the vas majority of women wearing mink coals are "h^Jiiy respectable peo pie of discriminating taste." rta appealed to the farm organ! zalions "to aid us in correcting th false ami damaging publicity . . . But he didn't say how this coul be done. A-BOMB CARRIER—This photograph of the Air Force's eight-jet, heavy bomber, the Boeing XB-52 "Stratofortress," ha* just been released in Washington. The long-range experimental bomber is equipped with eight Protl and Whitney turbo-jel engines. Air Force Secretary Thomas Finletter Bays Ihis photo shows the least possible information that could be of value to the enemy. He asked news photographers and the public to refrain from taking other pictures of the atomic-bomb carrier. Insurance Man Says He Divided Fee with Delaney BOSTON (fl>j—Daniel Friedman o( New York, who identified himself as an Insurance salesman and financial adviser, testified yesterday he split $20,000 in "fees" with Denis || W. Delaney. deposed Massachusetts collector of internal revenue. At the conclusion of yesterday's ,. testimony, the trial of Delaney— II charged with accepting $12,500 to !I influence tax cases and with falsely certifying that »180.000 in lax liens had been paid—was adjourned until ,* next Tuesday. '•* night of year ago. rat sw •. 1 COHWMBS MVR> MOM MOHtT—P KX JICO-THtS YEA*. ! TMAH IN ANT MWVIOUS rOSTWAK TEAR. nx> 1951 QUTfUT OF GOODS AND INCUASED N€AIU.T 10 m «HT. 1951 WAS 40 f» CZNT UK THAN IN '5a RAW MATERIALS 1951 FtOM DKEM9EK TO DECEMBER, RAW MATERIALS PRICES WERE SAME OK LOWER. _, LA loneliness and defeat a WEATHER (Continued from H ways had been closed. Hectrlcal power In Izard County had not beon restorwl late last night. Snow a.nd freezing rain pelted parts of the Central nnd Eastern United States today while the Rocky Mountain region caught Its breath after a rugged New Yenr's storm. Midwest Gets Snow Moderate to heavy snow was reported, over a section of the Midwest that Included most of Lower Michigan, Wisconsin, Zown. Minnesota and Illinois. From 2-to-6-lnches of snow fell In Iowa yesterclny. Northern Illinois, Including Chicago, gol 4 inches. An extensive rnln nren wns reported from Southern New York Stnte to the Southern Louisiana const. The lower MLsslKsIppl Vnlley and the Ohio Vnlloy were cnught in a belt of freezing rnin. ITnrctcst hit by the icy conditions were Virginia. Maryland, FennsyK'nnin and Indiana. More snow wns forecast tor Northern Colorado nnd Wyoming late today. (Continued from Page 1) an official capacity fiince his sev cral trip.s to talk things over wit the late President itoasevelt dur ing World War II. In a recent broadcast to Dritali Churchill said his object in comin hero now U to tny the basis fo working together with America leadens "easily and Intimately . as we used to do." Advisers Are Optimistic President Truman's advisers wer generally optlnitelic the -confer dices would lead to a better derstanding between the Brills and American governments, Bi few believed Mr. Truman ar Churchill would ever work to get hi as did Churchill and Preside! Roosevelt. It was pointed out that Mr. Truman works with and through his staff to a far greater extent than Mr. Roosevelt. Assurance Readied At the same time, Mr. Truman is believed ready to assure the British leader he places as high a value on closest possible Anylo- A merle an cooperation a-s Churchill does, and is ready U> do his part In any practical way, jit^t so Ib will not prejudice close associations with other Allied countries, particularly members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).. Following the Blnir House luncheon and conference, the twc accompanied by a small group oC advisers, go aboard the President's yacht Wllliamsburg for a cruise on the Potomac until about 11 p.m. Pentagon Luncheon I'lanned Tomorrow, Churchill's only scheduled event Ls a luncheon nt the Pen- NOTICE OF NEW ESTATES ON WHICH ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN COMMENCED Notice is hereby given that the following Is a list of estates upon which Letters Testamentary or of Administration were granted during the month o( December, 1951 with the date of the granting of such letters and the name and address of the executor or administrator: No. 2076 Estate of Tom. F. Mar- tm, deceased. Letters of Administration Issued to Mrs. Myrtle Martin, Dell, Arkansas on December 1, 1951. No. 2078 Estate of Lola Coburn Pierce, deceased. Letters of Administration Issued to Rev. B. W. Pierce, Leachvllle, Arkansas on December 6, 1051. No. 2079 Estate ol Lcndennle Fowler, Sr., deceased. Letters of Administration issued to Mrs. Mae Fowler. 109 W. Davis, Dtythcville, Arkansas on December 27, 1951. Witness my hand and seal as such Clerk this the 4th day of January, 1952. ELIZABETH BLYTHE PARKER, County & Probate Clerk By Fclton Miles, D. C. CRIPPLED SHIP (Continued from Page 1) orated by King Frederik lor rite Navy Officers, of which Carlsen Ls a former member, would formally petition Denmark's sea-loving king to endow him wjth some decoration in appreciation of his exploit, heroic one-man-stand at sea. It was learned today that the Association of Danish Merchant I MUSHING THROUGH DETROIT—Leonard Chouinard solved his transportation problems through Detroit's big snow with a sled and a team of six Samoycd work dogs. What Chouinard likes best about the eager dogs is that th«y never get stuck and they're- so easy to park. and the British dispute with Iran over the nationalization of Lhat country'. 1 ; oil industry. In the Held of atomic energy, Churchill is expected to ask for a renewal of the war-time partnership, providing unlimited exchanges of Information between Britain, tho United States and Canada. *51 TAKES A BOW—According to Labor Secretary Maurice Tobln, Americans worked more, produced rdore, saved more and earned more in. 1951 than in any other year in U. S. history. Tobin •ays the records above will be broken in 1952. 4,594 Deer Are Killed LITTLE ROCK. [/*')—A record high total of 4,59-1 deer were killed in Arknnsns during 1951, T. A. McAmis, executive secretary of the State Game nnrt Pish Commission, said yesterday. The total surpassed the 1950 kill by 482. The 1550 convention of the American Denial Association nd- I opted a resolution curtorsiug Uv use of soiiiunn flouride in rtrinkini water as a means ot retarding den tal decay. tagon given by Secretory of Defense Robeit Lovett. On Monday and Tuesdny, he will hold n total of four two-hour morning nnd afternoon meetings with the President nt the White House. Churchill's party Includes For- Ign Secretory Anthony Eden; Pny- na.ster General Lord Cherwcll, Bri- ain's atomic energy bass, and Lord smny, the Prime Minister's close 1 rlend and .secretary of state for :o tm no n wen 1 th rei a Lions. Red China to 15c Issue In connection with definite poli- :ies, Mr. Truman te expected to isk Churchill to do something about Britain's continued recognition of Communist China, a .sore x>int In Anglo- American relations. It is also understood the President feels strongly that the British, although not Joining the proposed organization of a European nrniy. should give the project their enthusiastic support nnd backing much greater extent than they have in the past. MUUlIe Fast Poses ProliIcin Two critical problems in the Middle East may produce some disagreement over the dangers ol CunmuuLst galas. These me the British dispute* with Egypt over the stationing o troops in of the Suez Canal RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. Phone 58 Saturday "Frontiersman" with Hopalong Cassidy Also Cartoon & Serial Saturday Ow! Show "NORTHWEST TERRITORY" Kirby Grant Saturday "RETURN OF THE LASH" Lash LaKue ! YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE : Ceylon is an Island in the Indian Ocean 60 miles off the southern ip of India. MOX Phone 4621 Show Starts Weekaaya 7:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:00 Always a Double Feature Saturday SUNDAY & MONDAY Cont. Showing Sunday from 2 p.m. WILD ADVeNJVXt hri* Saturday Owl Show 'Night Into Morning' Ray iMilland John Hodiak Sun.-Mon.-Tucs. 'Silver City' Edmund O'lirien Yvone dc Carlo Warner News & Shnrls Sunday & Monday . "SECRET OF CONVICT LAKE' Glenn Ford Gene Tierney Tuesdny "HOMETOWN STORY" Jefferey Lynri RAYMOND • MILLER KEENAN WYHN Also Cartoon & Last Chapter o f f Serial "Batman wilh "Robin" New Serial Next Sat. "Adventures of Sir Gallihad" Saturday Owl Show Starts H-.30 "Cody of Pony Express" ; Serial: Sunday & Monday W Latest News & Cartoon AUCTIO STARTS TUESDAY NIGHT AT DANE FERGUS €0. iSCEOLA Complete $90,000 Stock of nationally Advertised Furniture and Appliances Will Go to Highest Bidders in a Real Bona Fide Closeout Auction Sale. Sales Will Be Held Each Night Until All Stock Is Sold! Dane Fergus Co- of Osceola

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