The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 4, 1950 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 4, 1950
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 1950 Arms Stockpile Pays for Korean Reds BLYTHKVII,LE (ARK.) COimiKR NEW! War-Tested Russian Policy . Seen as Key By Kl.TON 0. FAV Associated l-ress Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON, Aug. 4. MV-A war-tested Russian policy—accumulation of a huge stockpile of arms before embarking on n campaign— *»ems to be paying oft for the North Koreans. That explanation is offered in some military quarters here when the question is asked: How are the Red Koreans able to keep on pouring Immense amounts of ammunition and equipment into a bitter war already five weeks old? Since Russia generally Is supposed to have mapped the plans for the attack on the Republic of South Korea and to be directing it now by remote control, it is assumed that all the vital planning of supplies was dictated by Russian army ex- Dur'ing World War It. Russia sometimes exasperated her Western Allies by delaying a needed offensive against the Germans for weeks and months. Not until she had built up vast supply dumps, far beyond any foreseeable renuircments, would s! launch the offensive. Kctl Satellite Army This practice was applied to Russia's satellite army of North Koreans, The Jump-off for the invasion was delayed until Red strategists estimated the North Koreni army had more than enough material for mi Asiatic blitzkrieg against the poorly equipped South Korean army. The ability of the North Koreans to maintain their offensive at peak intensity now raises a question about 0. earicr assumption that the Reds' *iir plan was to complete their conquest before aid could come to the South Koreans. They wouldn't have needed to stockpile mountains of ammunition and hundreds of tanks to beat down an opponent armed with only light defensive weapons intended for internal security. It seems now they reckoned-with the definite possibility the United States would step into the picture. Armament Stockpile The North Korean armament stockpile probably had Its start when the large Russian army of occupation withdrew from North Korea about two years ago In a political move to hurry the American occupation force into pulling out. The Russian force apparently left much of Ms ammunition, Itirge quantities of weapons and other equipment for the North Korean army which Russia then was starting to form, train and equip. To this substantial initial stockpile was added quantities of other materiel from surplus stocks of the Russian military. This build-up probably continued up to the mo- ^^nt the Korean war started. ^ Military Men Wary Military men here are wary about saying that any large amounts of war material arc coming into North Korea from Russia now, pointing to the naval blockade by American and other United Nations ships and to the constant air bombardment of rail and highway lines in North Korea through which supplies from the outside would come. But they say the North Koreans had ample supplies ready when the war started and great quantities of it moved southward with the attacking force in the early days of the war. American military chiefs have had to make several revisions of early estimates of North Korean power. The original estimate was that the I Harrimon Plans Tokyo Visit to Talk Politics ROADSIDE REFRESHMENT—Capl John Dillon, of Seattle, Wash., with apple in hand Pfc Gerald Robinson, center, of Antigo, Wis., and Sgt. Edward Jankowski, of Chelsea, Mass.,'come upon unexpected refreshment on their way back from the Korean front They were offered fresh fruit by UM young South Koreans at the roadiide. Savings Bonds Lag in Sales WASHINGTON. Aug. 4. (/J>) — Sales of Series E savings bonds— the "war bonds" in time of conflict —sagged in the first month of the Korean fighting. Purchases during July totaled 5317,590.000 compared with $317.813,000 in peaceful July, 1949, official figures showed today. Cash-ins rose to 5367.890,000 last month from $283.435,000 in the same month last year. Cash-ins exceeded purchases last month by a $50,300.000 margin. In July, 1940. people bought $94,378,000 more in bonds than they cashed. Red army had about 150 tanks. However-, in a report by the United States to the United Nations on July 20. the estimate was that the enemy had "approximately 300 Soviet-made T34 and T70 tanks." Similarly, tne enemy reportedly started out with about 96,000 troops. Last week Intelligence dificers decided the North Koreans now have about, 200.000. Unmanned Locomotive Careens tor 8 Miles; Three Killed I Hurt CHEYENNE. Wyo., Aug. 4.—An unmanned locomotive careened eight miles downhill and smashed Into a diesel switch-engine last night, killing three trainmen. A fourth trainman was injured. Observers estimated the runaway locomotive was moving at a speed of from 40 to 45 miles an hour when it rammed the dicsel. The smashup occurred'on an overpass, 15 feet above street level in the west end of Cheyenne. The diesel was catapulted off the track against an embankment. It was pulling several - freight cars when the locomotive hit it. One of these cars flipped up and over smashing the diesel's cab. so that the bodies of the dead had to be cut loose from the mess of twisted metal. Industrial use of platinum met- ats In the United States exceeds their use for Jewelry and decorative purposes. While here, he is located in the Marines Offer Service on Sea, Land and in Air The U. S. Marine Corps is the only branch of the country's armed forces that offers assignments on land, on sea and In the air, it was pointed out today by MjSgl. Wyatt Johnson, Jr., Marine recruiter for this area. Men who vomnieer with the Ma rines may be assigned duty aboard ships of the Navy or they may be assigned to aviation units which are based at Cherry Point. N.C., and El Toro, calif. Men assigned to the ground forces will serve with one of two Leatherneck divisions. The First Marine Division is located at Camp Pen- dlcton, Calif., while the Second Marine Division is at Camp Lejeune. In addition. Marines now are serving at American embassies throughout the world. MjSgt. Johnson, who is stationed at the recruiting office in the Post Office Building in Jonesboro, travels to Blytheville once a week to PAGE THREE WASHINGTON, Allg 4, (*>)— A flying trip to Tokyo by a member of President Truman's executive staff indicated today that major Par Eastern political decisions may be In the making. W. Averell Harriumn, Mr. Truman's special assistant on foreign affairs, Is scheduled to leave at once for conferences with Gen. Douglas MacArlhur. The President announced the trip at his news conference yesterday. He said Harrlman would be accompanied by Gen. Laurls Norstad, assistant chief of ilaff ol the Air Force, and Ma). Gen. Frank B. Lowe. They will return next week and Harrlman will report promptly to the President. The purpose of the trip, Mr. Truman said, Is for Harritnan lo discuss Far Eastern political questions with MacArthur. free Hand on Controls Asked for President WASHINGTON, All*. 4. «—The government's lop economic moblll- urged yesterday that President Truman be given a free hand In putting any wnge-prlce-rationlng controls into effect, W. Stuart Symington, chairman of the National Security He-sources Board, made a special' trip to the capitol to discuss the matter. He lalked behind closed doors with Chairman Maybank (D-SC) of the Senate Hanking Committee. Maybank told reporters Symlng- With the Courts Oonnnnn J'lras: City of Blytheville vs. Ruby Lawson, suit for $150 back rent and possession o! property. Cily of nlytheville vs. Daniel Coleman, suit for $150 back real and posw.wion of property. ton emphasized that any standby plan for imposing wage, price and rationing curbs should let the President rirclda wh«u oc wlieUw they should IMJ used. Symington declined to discuss the matter with newsmen. B LY THEV t LLE'S ON LV ALL WHITE THEATBE. Open Week Days 7:00 Show StKrls 7:15 The 'I Will Not Hoard Club' Gains In Membership DENVER, Aug. 4. (/I'j—The I- will-not-Hoard club is gnlnini; membership In the Rocky Mountain areas, its backers are hoping it will become a national setup. The club was originated by Trace McCraken, publisher of a string of newspapers In Wyoming. Today the Denver Post joined the movement, publishing > membership form on Its front page. The form reads In part: "I want to belong'to the I Will Not Hoard Club. "1 am an American . . . my country -.1 in danger . . . I realize that hoarding helps only the enemy . .-. I realize that hoarding ... is unfair to our fighting men ... I realize hoarding will raise prices ... I realize it is un-American . . . " Navy Recruiting office in Oity Hall, accept enlistments and inquires. Canadians Spot Another Sub HALIFAX, N.S.. Aug. 4. (fl'j—The Royal Canadian Navy says II. has been tipped off about another unidentified submarine—this time ny a coastal vessel skipper who reported seeing one surface without lights off Nova Scotia. A naval official in Ottawa said yesterday the navy is convinced at least one Soviet submarine has been operating off Canada's coast. Sub-sightings have been reported recently from several points on the Canadian coast. Some of the reports have been discounted. Moscow has ridiculed all of them. MURR* YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE Sunday and Monday IT'S A MOVIE "MUST From tLe fearless, flaming •tory Aj^by tne Soutli's great (^W novelist, William Faulkner, M-G-M has created a drama of power and passion! _ m ..^»as ••**?., INTRUDER IN THE DUST' DAVID BRIAN CLAUDE JARMANJR. - IDAHO HERNANDEZ !«!£! «»IL • CLIZMirH M7IEISON • CHmtS KEMPEH • WJIl GtEB '. BROKN PRODUCIIOH . ., „ „.,,., .,,.,.,, lODUCID AKD DKECltD Hr ClAHtNCt BROWN , .',,. ."' "'"""" J.asl Times Today IIOUIii.E FEATURE 'Smart Women' with Constance Hennetl PLUS "COWBOY AND THE INDIANS" Autry & Champ' Also Cartoon DO YOUR FEET BURN' In the summertime many people j who are on their feet quite a few 1 hours during the day, sufler with the soles of their feet burning and their arches hurting, and. If they have corns, Oh, My! Try,a good nibbing with Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment. You will be amazed at the relief you will get At all drug stores. SKYLINE THEATRE BLYTHEVII,LE'S FAMILY DRIVE-IN MOVIE DOUBLE FEATURE LAST TIMES TONIGHT STAN- LAUREL OLIVER HARDY "THE CHILD With a Savings Account Becomes the Thrifty Child "JITTERBUGS" SATURDAY —HOUBI.K FEATURK— PRKSTON FOSTER RAKBAKA BRITTON "I SHOT JESSE JAMES" RITZ PROTHF.RS ANDKKWS SISTERS "BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL" SUNDAY & MONDAY DOUBLE FEATURE OPEN 7:15—SHOW STARTS 7:45 LAST TIMES TODAY DOUBLE FEATURE "PINKY" with Jeanne Crain, Ethel Harry more Kthel Waters and William lamdi^an " " Blue Grass of Kentucky with Hill Williams & .liinc Nigh nLso Color Cartoon Saturday DOUlll.Fi FKATURE Show Starts 1:00 'Bad Men oi Red Butte" Kith .Inhnny Mac-k Drown & Ktu/.y K nig hi i r A savings account is an ideal birthday gift for boy or girl. It fosters a sense of independence. It provides an incentive for thrift. It enables the child to save for the things he wants—and thus learn, through a small measure of temporary sacrifice, the relative value of possessions and of goals. Why not npen a savings account for your child on his next birthday? WORLD NEWS 12:45 NOON Listen every day 12;.I5 Noon over KLCN for World News brought to you as a public service by the First National Bank. SATURDAY UOUItUi FKATUKK BATTLING MAGGIE FACES THE TOUGHEST JUDGE IN TOWN/ tittttii.. .Kbit i futl) -PLUS- CALHOUN RHONDA FLEMING ALWAYS A COLOR CARTOON FIRST NATIONAL BANK The On/y Notional Bank in Mississippi' County MEMBER: FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION stalks his prey in the torrid Jungle River! tlamnjj SABU »nd introducing 8IB1 FERREIRA Pio*i«ib» X1OIWL POWtllwd * msriGE PICIURE MtKtt Ihiwih UNrnSSJU.-l»HRN»tH)S« :ARTOON & SERIAL— FREE PLAYGROUND FOR THE KIDDIES ALL CHILDREN 11 OR UNDER ADMITTED FREE Rusty Leads the Way" Kllh Ted Donaldson & .lohn Lytel Cartoon A Serial "Junior G-Mei Saturday Owl Show STARTS 11:38 BBS? Cartoon & "Congo Bin" Serial RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Friday & Saturday "PIONEER DAYS" Kith JACK KAN!) ALL Cartoon A- •••• mmmf^ Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW 'Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. I'll. 5S Last Times Today "Man from Colorado" Glenn Ford Saturday THUNDERING TRAILS' with The Three Muslscletrs Saturday Owl Show 'BLONDIE'S SECRET" with Arthur Lake

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