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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE DOMINANT NEwamBm nw W<->OT-U»<> =_ . __..._.-. : VOL. XLVI—NO. 117 Blytheville Daily N« Blylheville Courier Mississippi Valley Leader Blylhevilie Herald War Briefs «> TMB ASSOCIATED PRKSS To fight for Quemoy VTAIPEI, Formosa.—Chinese Nationalists said today they would fight lor Quemoy if the Chinese Rfds try to Invade the 50 square mile island. Shcn Cliang-huan, government spokesman, denied reports that General MacArthur had recommended the Nationalists abandon Ihe island. Quemoy lies across Ihe slrnil from Formosa. The strait is putroled by the U.S. Seventh Fleet to prevent an invasion of Formosa. But Que- miry, in Chinese Red territorial wa- ie-rs, is outside the U.S. Navy pa- Irol zone. Britain Orders Jets LONDON.—Britain has ordered $1-10,000,000 worth of new jel planes to reinforce Ihe fighter command, the Dally Herald said yesterday. The Herald, newspaper of the governing Labor Party, said the 3.000 plane* would IK buill by the De Havilland and Gloster aircraft companies. Asks Full-Time UN Army SOMEWHERE IN KOREA—Foreign Minister Ben C. Limb of the South Korea Republic said today ihe United Nations force being formed for the Korean war should ^ made permanent. 9'Limb said in a statement such a permanent force should be "stronp enough so that hereafter no individual nation on earth, however strong, will dare to defy the will If the United Nations." Urge Armament Boosts LONDON.—The United Slates and her Allanllc Pact allies must speed up armament production and boost the si™ of their armed forces the pact's Council of Deputies said yesterday. The deputies said they were adjourning their meeting, which bc->an here July 25, to speed home and im- prws member governments with the urgency of the situation. They will be gone 18 days. S. African Airmen Sought JOHANNESBURG, Union of South Africa—South Afrini has called for air force volunteers to make up a fighter squadron to BO to Korea. ,Tho cabinet, which decided yes- Wreiay to recruit the squadron to Join United Nations forces, also voted to expand the regular South African armed forces. No figures were given on the size of the proposed volunteer air force or expansion of the regular units. 'IAS. of War With Russia' THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OF MOaTHKA 3T ARKANgAS AND SOUTHEAST MISSOURI. _HIA'TMBVILLB. ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1950 SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTO I REDS CROSS YANKS'DEFENSE LINE ^ j -^ ., ft v ^. ,„ j, „ ^ i. I, jv — ^•^•^•B i^i I^B ^B ^m^ .-The United s is at, war, "ostensibly with North Korea, bub actually with Soviet Russia." California's Governor Karl Warren declared last ni<-IH During a radio discussion of 'the Mates civilian 'defense program Warren, said, "the first fact £ remember is that our armed forces are not merely on a military expedition lor the United Nations " Atom bombs will be dropped vdo'T 1 pr<>Ciiclcd ' 1[ a "-°>' t war de- Dcnmark War Outlay Up « COPENHAGEN. Denmark— Den - propos »'< expenditure n n expenture 400.000,000 krone, (about S57100- — -. —,_„„ ...u»i_i \<\UUIIL tai iuu- 000) on rearmament and civil defense during the next two years Such expenditure will boost the nation's defense budget to 2D 1 per cent of the national budget. New Tank Shells Sent WASHINGTON-The Army said today that its 80-mm shaped- charge shell for use against tanks "is certainly about to be" in Korea if it is not actually there al- —Courier News I'holo NAIIKOW ESCAPE—Two persons riding in the 1948 Chevrolet Sedan seen above lying on its top received only a few scratches. Tlie accident occurred on Highway 61 about one half mile Southwest of Steele Mo., yesterday afternoon when the Chevrolet, driven by William D Martin of Route 2 lilytheville, allcmptcd to pass cars in a line of northbound traffic and ran into the path of the truck and traitor pictured at the left. Martin, Oscar McMilien of Holland. Mo., other occupant of the sedan and Mac Bert Walsh of Pine Bluff, driver of the truck, all were unhurt. Truck, Auto Narrowly Avert Head-On Crash on Highway 61 Two persons miraculously escaped serious injury yesterday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock when a 1948 Chevrolet sedan in which they were riding brushed past an oncoming truck and trailer and overturned on Highway 01 about one-half mile southwest of Steele. The two occupants of the car, William D. Martin, 25. of Route 2 Blytheville and Oscar NfcMil- len. 37, of Holland, Mo., were brought, to Walls Hospital in a Steele. Mo., ambulance where they both were found to have only minor injuries. According lo Trooper N. E. Tin- niu of the Missouri State Police, who Investigated tlie wreck, the Chevrolet, driven by Martin and traveling at high speed, pulled out of a line of northbound traffic in an effort to pass cars ahead and' run into the path of a. 1949 truck and trailer loaded with dissembled cotton pickers and driven by Mac Bert Walsh of Pine Bluff. Trooper Tinnin said this morning that charges of drunken driving had been Hied against Mr. Martin at Caruthcrsville. Congress May Set Own Tax Bill Rule's" WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. (AP)-Congrcs, mav w ,-,tc us own rules in producing- the 85,000,000,000 in new taxes inon*" '''' ~" ' ' ' * - -suggestions. Some indication of tills came yesterday, when the Senate Finance Committee began to veer away from revenue boards mapped by the administration to pay for rearmament against Communist aggression. While the Senate group approved tax law revisions intended to boost federal revenues by about SI48.000,- 000 it- turned down House-approved changes-some of them proposed by the White House—that would have delivered an extra 5116,000.000. Moreover, some members think the committee later may knock down the House provision for a withholding tax on corporation dividends — a provision which would create no new tax obligations but would collect an estimated $175,000,000, much of it supposedly from people who now fail to report dividend income in their tax returns. Want S3 Billion from Income Mr. Truman proposed to Congress that^the SS.OQO.OOO.ooo [„ n cw rcve- Mrs. Edwards 'Still Improving 1 Attendants at Blytheville Hospital this morning reported the condition of .Mrs. Don Edwards as nue \K raised this way «3.000,OCO,000 from 'individual .,.comes; Sl.500.000,000 from corporation incomes; the remaining 5500.000,003 from olher revenue-raising provisions already approved by the House. These latler provisions were a part of the Sl.010,000.000 excise tax cut passed . belore Ihe Korean war started, and later Junked. It looks now as if the Senate committee may approve no more than naif of the 5500,000,000, which would have come from loophole Pegging, taxation of the investment income of life insurance companies the dividend withholding and various other tax law revisions. The committee also may continue to write its own ticket concerning new levies on individual and corporation incomes. The Senate group agreed wilh the House to end what Mr. Truman Reds to Use Veto as Club In UN Meet Blast at North Korea Facing Russian 'Nyer' LAKIO SUCCESS, Au K . 5.— (A I 1 )—Ktissin climaxed m;i- neuvoi's designed to keep tlie Security Council from condemning North Korean aggression by threatening yesterday to veto any decision :aken without Communist China and North Korea present. Soviet Delegate Jakob A. Malik, who ended a seven-month boycott of the United Nations to take over the council presidency Aug. 1. Introduced n resolution calling for n cease-fire, the withdrawal of forelRii (American) troops, and the presence of the two Asiatic Communist states at the council's deliberations. U.S. Dclceale Warren n. Austin assailed Malik's move as "irregular conduct." I'iBlils I>clay[njc Acflon Malik has fought a delaying, procedural action .since he relumed to the council Tuesday to prevent a debate and vote on a U.S. resolution condemning North .-Korean aggression and asking members lo help localize the conflict. : Austin was joined : ; by Britain's Sir Gladwyn Jcbb In maintaining ;th.at only the U.N.-recognbed republic of Korea (South Korea) oc- lonsed at the council table. They made it clear the Russian proposals .would be rejected by a majority when the council resumes lus sessions next Tuesday afternoon aftei a week end recess The imenoin rcpresentatnt lold reporU s after Uie meellng that thfi j*qdrn <-^u • w«y .to £t • «£m ^'iftp** <*3W.*M4^fe*rt£6 tWh-lhe kind of S7»k*in nott. nndcr thai shell then, game that is being played." He did not say what it was. ' No Overt Move Made Russia's Malik has made no overt move so far, however, lo set, aside Ihe council's decisions of June and July—made while he was absent Carpenters Give Helping Hand on Polio Center Carpenters of Hie Praser Conslruclion Company and members of the Blytheville chapter of Ihe Young Fanners of America arc shown above as they prepared lo pitch in and lend helping hands today to the Kiwanis Club In the conslruclion of Ihe oiit- palicnt polio ccnler on the Court House lawn. The carpenters, employed by the Fort Smith construction company to work on Hlythcville's housing unit, and the Young Palmers cacli contributed tour hours of labor this •morning. B y noon, siding and roofing had been applied leaving only interior work to be done. Donating their labor were: D. w. Moore car- penter foreman, W. w. Womble. job superintendent for the construction company; David T. Cooley. John J. Anderson, C. F. shcllon. E. H. White, Lnwson Hall, Dallas Golf, Glen nrltcy, OcWill McUade, H. J. llohanon, Andrew Gentry, B. A. plckcns, Robert Smith, Johnnie Tolbert, /.. L. White, Eddie Pickci.s. James 11. Anderson Jr.. Amos Clirtnn. Earl Slaughter. II. A. Glcghorn. Jake Barber of Holland, Mo., and Waller Maxwell of.Cio.sncU. The carpenters are members of the local No. 88<l, Carpenters and Joiners Union. (Courier News riiolo). calling for Communist cease fire, labelling North Korea the aggressor and setting up a U.N fighting force, flying the Intcrnntiona] body's HUE. under command of Gen MacArthur, Malik has said only that the actions were illegal, a term he also applied to the defeats the council has given him since he was president. He keeps coming back to one .subject: seating Red China some wav in the council. He was defeated R-3 his first day back when he tried Chinese Nationalists the council table. to rule the ihould leave told Congress . is the practice of sonic^ motion plciur? producers — j what the creating a corporation, then ells- ! meaning banding it after producing one picture, so that those participating can pay capital gains taxes instead of the much sliffer income taxes The biggest, revenue source tapped thus far is the investment income Hc was able lo get only four voles to support him when hc tried to put the question ol Red China's representation on the agenda Yesterday, Malik said that any decisions on Korea must be made in the presence of all five permanent powers—Including Russia and Red c ' lina — nn d thai it Is a qucsllon of U-N. calls substance. s subject lo a velo. of life insurance companies. The More Arkansas Casualties Listed the effect of its explosion. This I Bedroom at her home 213 device is used in Bazooka rockets to «>cky Monday morning penetrate heavy tank armor. """>ng. . committee approved a Housc-pas.'-ed under which an extra $100.- the treasury Weather 000.000 wot through taxes on Inc 1049 and 1950 investment income of the.sc com Sec TAXKS nn Page 8 Arkansas forecast: Mostly cloudy wilh local thundershowers this af- SHOWERS and WARMER ternoon, tonight and Sunday. A little warmer Sunday. Missouri forecast: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with scattered showers or thunderstorms southwe.st portion. Little change in tempera- lure. Low tonight, in 60s high Sunday, near 90. Minimum this morning—63. Maximum yesterday— 86. Sunset today-6:58 Sunri.se Jomorrow—5:14. Precipitation. 24 hours to 7 a.m. today—none. Tolal since Jan. i—43.75. Mean temperature i midway between high and low)—74.5. Normal mean temperature [or Aug.—80.2. This Date Last Year Minimum this morning—69. Maximum yesterday—94. Pre-ipitation Jan. 1 to this dale -36.22. Pern/scot's Absentee Ballots Give Kyle Edge of 96 Votes WASHINGTON. Aug. 5. M't— The Defense Department today ollicitil- ly listed the nainas of four more Ar knnsans as casualties in the renn fighting. Ko- ry election of Tuesday resulted in Pclix Kyle of Cari 'ersvillc c edging out Clyde Orion of Braggadocio for county treasurer's post by 06 votes. Harold S. Jone.s. county clerk, said the ballots were counted yesterday and did not alter results of any other races. ft did. he said, give Emery W. Allison of Rolia a gain of 247 voles 'Allison, however, last night conceded that absentee ballots will not give him enough voles to rlctcal Thomas C. Homings. Jr.. of St. Louis foi the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senator.) Final count In the treasurer's race in Pemiscot showed Mr. Kyle with a total of vol( ,,. to Or ton. Mr. Jones reported that the official canvassing board met yesterday and certified the returns. He said the results will be brought to county court for approval Monday. Such approval, he pointed out. Is usually automatic after certification by the canvassing board Hcnnlnns Clnc-hrs Vlrlnrv ST. LOUIS, Aug, S. (AP>— Thoni- At least two of the four had been reported a,s casualties previously after word was received by Arkansas relatives.* The men. all Army personnel, were listed fn the Defense Department's casualty report No. 55: Wounded: Private Roosevelt Kln» Mrs. Senate Okay of Money Bill Revives Argument on 'One-Package' Design WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. (AP)—Semite (w.s.sage of a S3<l 2% 0'!2 ->28 mrmov hill m ""'Sio.ial argument today over the value of considering the luill- of fc c.il a single measure. - -* The bill which the Senate approved on a voice vole last night— sending It to a Sonatc-House Conference Committee lo be matclict oters Will Use Same Polls Tuesday As They Did July 25 lime places in Blytheville and throughout Ihe county for next Tuesday's Democratic runoff primary will be the same used in preferential primary July 25. Jesse Taylor, chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee, announced Ihis morning. The same clerks and Judges also*. . will serve. Mr. Taylor said. Hose. mcnt of another cadidale. will op- ;Scr(jcanl Fir.sl Claks Robert C tor Forrest C Donncll in the November genera) clcclion. A count of absentee ballots yesterday blasted the last hopes of Emery w. Allison of Roila, the President's man. for winning the Missing In action: Corporal Maxie G. Harrison, son of Mrs. Lilla U. Harrison, Benton. Polling places Tuesday In Blytheville will be: Ward One—Seay Motor Company 121 East Main, and City Hall. Ward Two—Golf Hotel. 410 West Main, and Phillips Motor Company Fifth and Walnut. Ward Three—No. 2 Fire Station 1900 West Main. Ward Four—Moore Bros. Stoic West Highway 18. Little local interest Is being shown in Tuesday's runoff election as onlv one office of county level is at stake This is the contest between E. C. I'lceman of Manila, seeking re-election for state representative, and his opponent, w. F. Wells. Other candidates In Tuesday's election include W. I.eon Smith ami Graham Sudbury. two Blytheville men seeking Die 12th District chan- cellorship. Two state supreme court positions arc to be filled, wilh Paul Ward of Forrc.st City contesting R. n Mc- Coullouch ol Forrest Cily seeking Position No. 3 and I.cffel Gentry and Ram Robinson, both of Little R">ck. serkini; Position No. 4. Tv.o district and nine county races am not be contested, but the names of unopposed candidates will be placed on the ballot as a precautionary move. Mr. Taylor said. Mr. Taylor also announced that members will be elected lo the county Democratic Centra) Cornmillec Tuesday with "about the same members" seeking re-election. Present central committee members, listed by townships. Include- Big Lake — w. n. Brown, w F Wells. Kiley Dunklin and M. u i Bowen of I.uxora: Monroe. Bruce I Ivy. C. r>. Aycrs. R. H. Robinson ; and J. E. Hyatt. Jr., all of Osccol-i- [Troy — O. F. Craig and Manr<<-o Lynch, both of Wilson; [><>wcn — C. F. Cwk and J. W. Crawford. both of OnMirll: Golden I.nke Src I'RIMAKy on Paec S Weed Killer Showing Set For Tuesday Farmers from several states arc expected to be on hand Tuesday at the G. U White farms north of Osccola to view experiments conducted Ihe most votes and ures—the ligurc-s si Delves." Nearly so by tr cak for .i Soar To Join Council Aug. 5. complete return. Hennlnl 5 primar > 0 , (! l <!cli °'' showed Germany a n d ° the "sa^ atsoda™ Memiings with 181.834 vole.s and membership In the Council * Allison with 178,53.1—a margin of 3.301. Tills Included the absentee vote 'n 91 counties, pait ol Buchanan county and part of St. LOUIS The remaining mail vote is too small to change the result. In the regular vote, with only six of the state's 4,676 precincts nnre- ported. Hennlngs had 179.D31 vnlcs and Allison n5.!69-a margin ol 4, *6? for Hcnnuigs. rope's upper house, ihe MinlslcVlal Committee. Irish fr-orelgn Minister Sean MacBride, chairman of the ministerial committee, announced this decision to a news conference following the. ministers' morning session. Tlie move was described as a de- libcralc step toward full membership In the European Council—an unofficial parliament of Western chemical weed with Mr. vVhii killer, No-Ho, The demonstration will show results obtained with the chcmic,il on cotton, onions, sweet potatoes and lima beans. Tuesday's demonstrations will also inchitle use of the new applicator ... - _- „..!, ..^,, H|IJJIH.,lllJ[ which is the latest development in six years work on No-Ho by Mr White and his associates Farmers will view test plots where weeds and grass have been controlled solely by the chemical One tost plot has not been cultivated since planting. The University of Arkansas is cooperating with Mr. White j,, (,i s experiments and Is lo publish its findings within Ihe -xt six months Demonstrations will bet-in Tuesday at II a.m. 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. House Seat Lost By Arkansas WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. i,r, Tentative 1950 population figures indicate Missouri will lose two scats In the House of Keprrscnlativcs and Arkansas will lose one Other losers, unless the final population figures show „ great change are three fn Pennsylvania; two each most ol "them "rc'sulUreT™ for New York and Oklahoma, and Korean war Th£ M*,/™ with A smaller House measure—contained funds for most government agencies for the 12 months ending next June .10. It also Inrindcd foreign aid funds —which the House elected to consider separately. This was the first experiment with a bill wrapping virtually nil government expenditures for a fiscal year into one package; previously ;umls for each agency had been considered In n .separate measure. Speedier Handling Claimed Following its passage, some Democrats commented lhat the systeiv should never have been changed n number of Republicans disputed that One of the arguments which resulted in the use of the one-package proach hud been that It would spcei consideration o I appropriation; which last year dragged mi for week; past (he July | target date This time, the scimtc dldirt laki i'P the 1)111 until nfler that date nic measure It pas.sed after fou weeks of debate carries S32.052 3«2 MX In cash anil $2,18-1.570.000 In con tinct minority. The tola! is tl.024,426,920 less lhai President Truman's budget rcquesl and about half a billion more thai was approved by the House-•not counting the SI.MO.OOO 000 In casl and contract authority for foreiui progrnms. In tlic final voting. Senator rejected 1] to 33, a proposal by Senator Mcciclliin (D-Arkl to trim thr- Marshnl] plan fj vc pc . r C( , nt r , )t „ cutback of SIOT.3.13,073 The day before, the Etirouran Kr- r.rwry I>l;,,, | m< | bccn cx( ,,,, plcil '""n a 10 per cent s] ns h wiilcli trimmed S525.000.lX10 nut of most ''r"un' SUl; no "~ dcfc '"' (: spending -. As finally approved, tho Marshall l ^" > . BCl ' "/KG-MO.oOO in new and Sl.078,023,120, of "which "sU^'sM? MO was for the second year of the program, the remainder to liquidaf cmitracl authority voted kv.t year. ine American armed service.; sot ^cnato approval for $ 11 .(MO.OOO 000 m cash and contract authority .•JMJCC sending his original budget r«,uests to Congress. Mr. Truman has asucd supplemental appi< prla- tlons totaling some $16,500.000.000, Enemy Said Striving for Main Effort' Patrol Actions By U. S. Troops Unbalance Foe TOKYO, Sunday, Aug. 6. (AI 1 )—Moving desperately by daylight, the lied invaders of South Korea made an unopposed crossing of the Naktonjj Kivcr in the northern sector balm-day and jammed fresh masses of men against Amer- can positions in the center ind south. A Korean release by General iacArlhur'j Tokyo headquarters at 12:50 n.m. today (8:50 a.m., Satur•lay, CST) said limilcd coiinterat- .ncks and patrol actions by U S. >nd Sonlh Korean troops throughout the entire ' dcfcn.se area Satin dny night kept the enemy "off balance." However, the release said, "the enemy has continued to shuttled troops and materiel during the daylight hours, thereby providing excellent largely for artillery and aircraft. Striving f»r New Brcak-Throui-h "This Indicates that the Red* are desperately striving for a main effort and an all-out atempi, to break through the new defense lines." The release also reported hc-avj losses by the North Korean Invaders In repeated assaults against the U.S. 27th and 35th Infantry Regiments In the Clilnju sector near th« southern tip of the line. Field dis- palche.s and briefing officers said these occurred Friday and Friday night. Apparently referring to the defended part of the Naktong River, to which the Americans and South' Koreans withdrew earlier in the week. Mat-Arthur's release said "no crossings have been made In force" by the Rods. Field dispatches declared that Saturday Ihe enemy In undisclosed, numbers had crossed the upper northern reaches of the Naktflng in Ihe rain without opposition. Not Crmslclrrrrf Threat This was In a sector where South Korean defense forces made a planned withdrawal to a prearranged ridge and mountain puss line. It was cast and southeast of S'angjii, In the northwest corner of the Korean defense box. A dispatch from Eighth Army headquarters In Korea said this crossing was not considered an immediate material treat. It a buildup continued there, however, it could develop Into a threat to the American right antl South Korean left flanks. MacArthur'.s release and all [ront reports pointed lo an imminent double-barreled drive by the Reds in Ihe south and central sectors. Mac-Arthur's headquarters speculated lhat the main Red etforl might come In the south, in an effort to sla- : l) the Pusan-Taegu communications lines of te defenders. Ptisan Is the all-important American supply port M miles east of Ihe Reds' southernmost positions. Taeju Is a forward base 55 air miles northwest of Pusan and shielded by the Naktong Klver line. .1 lonelily Divisions .Mass The North Koreans were reported to have three divisions massed for a strike across the Naktong near Wnegwan, only 15 miles from Tae- gu. In the south, they built up four divisions fur the big drive towards I'usan. fn the central .sector. American planes blasted a large enemy arm- orei! fnrc-c one-half mile west of the Naktong. Associated Press Cor- rcipoiHi-nt f.eif Krlcksnn said the Sec KOREA on I'aci- S Soybeans one each in Illinois. Kentucky and Mississippi. California stands to make the largest gain, seven scats. Korean war. That includes .in r, Wional 54.000.000.000 for foreign 1 Nov arms aid; $10.500,000.000 for U. S.I-Jan rtr-fonsc forces, and yesterday's £350,- Mar 000,000 request for Navy planes. I May CHICAGO, benns: Aug. 3. — Soy- High Ixr,v Close .. 2S2\ 2-t.i'i 230'.3-5l .. 251'j 2-IT; 2S3-?i-54 .. 257 2.10 258 .. !58 251'-j 257U feffi? As Explosive-Laden Plane Crashes OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug. 5. ,,T>»- , MaJ. L. W. Wright Tinker nubile A twin-engine Marine transport information officer said the c r1 t Pj?. nc " a > h ™ '" » *™* .">.» >«™ "•' coming in for' Cr< " 1 last night and virtually disintegrated alter all six crew members sprinted to safely. Loaded wilh secret explosives, tlie C-4G was corning in for an Instrument landing when power failure killed one engine. Tho craft plummeted earthward on Its belly in a muddy field just cast ol Tinker Air Force Base, The dead engine burst Into flames as the crew scampered for cover. Within seconds the flames touched fuel ton mel f - l °P route from Cherry Point, N. c lo Modit Field, Calif. The violent explosions and fire Blast Setn 3 .Miles "I was about a mile away but the blsst almost blew me out ol my automobile," said Tinker Employe D. A Dodson as he drove tiume from flashes attracted thousands of Ok- " Alln ev cry explosion It was the lahoma City residents from their *'"?•" hc added, Fitun his ........... ---j itoiuuiiui irom [iiciru • , beds to the scene before road blocks! omc , , cc miles distant, Dodson Europe—for the Germans and Saar- j off an oxplasion that shook the ' no I lanacri. I counlrysldt lor miles around. could be set up. With explosions continuing for three hours, fire fighters did not attempt to come near. Newsmen, Photographers and spectators were i u " pic . I Force-would b taken. said [3D n by the Air'ilu- tim reported the flames weic easily vls- ; Ne. Patrol Trooper Luzon Smith wondered how word of the crash spread so r,ulckly at that late hour. Although hc was there in less than Jammed by Crew members, who escaped wilh momentarily only n severe jolting, were nol allowed to lalk with newsmen. Wright would not divulge Ihe nature ot the cargo except to say that It was ammunition. The crew was Identified as Maj R. Kolp, pilot. Capl. K. L. Moosei TVSgt. V. J. Tobin. Sgt. Lawrence Askinosie, T/Sgt. W. A. McLoon and Pfc. Kuhn (first name unavailable). No home towns were disclosed. Within a half hour after the crash about 25 explosions had shattered Ihe crippled transport. The night shift at the giant Tinker maintenance base was jolted from it.s work and plant operations halted

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