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Thursday, August 17, 1950
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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tt» DOMINANT NEWSPAPER Of WORTKKA8T ARKANSAS AMD »OUTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLVI—NO. 127 Blythtvi'.lt D»llj Ne«* BlythevUl* Courier V»Hei LMdtr BlythevUle Her lid BLYTHKVH,LE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 17, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS I'REI'ARIN'G KOR ACTION OFF KOREA—The crew of a 40mm anti-aircraft battery aboard an Esse class aircraft carrier of the U. S. 7th Fleet (ires test rounds ax Ihey prepare (or action in Korean waters North Korean troops massed near Wacgwan on the Naktong River fighting front were reported runilin in all directions yesterday after 98 U. S. B29 bombers plastered them with more than 850 toils of bomb <AP Wircphoto from U. S. Navyj. Reds Launch Drive For Taegu Additional Draft Quota of 705 Is Received by County Board The Mississippi County has been broken down Into Drift Board this morning re- »™ w** * r ™y ^ ™' e ceived an additional quota of. 105 men lo report for pre-induction physical examinations in Little Rock the latter part of this month and during the first two weeks in September. The additional quota was received shortly before noon today by Miss Rosa Saltba. clerk of the County Draft Board, from the State Selective Service Board in Little Rock. Miss Soliba said lllat the new Rock on Aug. 30, with 35 more to report on Sept. 6 and 35 on Sept. 13. This will bring to a total of 205 Mississippi county men called by the state board since Selective Service machinery was placet! back in operation early this month. A group of 20 men left Blythcvillc yesterday for Little Rock. Thirty-five more are scheduled lo leave Monday ami 40 are lo leave Alls. 21. The group that left yesterday represented the first county men to be called under the August quota of 100 and was lo have Included 26 men but two of Hie 25 men selected were transferred In another local board and three failed to report. Miss Saliba said. The new call for 105 men will Include non-married men without previous military service who have been classified 1-A. H will be composed of men in the 23-year and possibly some from the 22-year age group. Nullfld! In VVrrk i>r 10 Days Miss Saliba said that men ordered to report for pic-induction examinations will he notified whether or not they have been acceplcd for military service through their local board, They return to their homes alter taking Ihclr examinations to await notification by their loca boards. Tills action usually takes a. week or 10 days. Miss Saliba said. After receiving notice that they have been accepted for the draft, inductees will be given 21 days in which to straighten out business matters before reporting for military duty. Notices lo men to be Included In the Aug. no call were lo have been mailed this afternoon. Miss Saliba said. Rice-Stix Contract Strike ^nters Second Day Here A walkout of Rice-Stix garment factory workers today entered its second day with union and management in disagreement on the number of employes remaining on the job. A union spokesman said less than* one-fourth of Hie factory's workers were still at their jobs today. Company officials said about half of Ihe employes repovUftl (or work this morning. There are 250 em- ployts on the factory payroll, they said, including 160 sewing operators. Of these, 80 sewing operators were at work today, the company said. To their statement yesterday thai the factory would remain in operation, company officials today added the following: "Very little comment except that we are operating and believe that more of our people would he In to work except that they are afraid to cross picket lines. "However, we have heen assured .lull .protection for our people and hive been advised that more of our operators are planning to return to Tk-ork. The assurance ^ttny sale} ~ Fukftinj; CMII Pickets' remained on . duly today and Reunion spokesman said they vould continue on a 24-hour basis. ••The'strike began yesterday morning arid'centers on union'^demands lor a contract that includes wage increases. ; . Workers at the' factory voted in March to name Ihe Amalgamated Clothing Workers i>( America (CIO) «s a bargaining agent. A union contract with the company has been School Elections Are Scheduled Voting in Brinkley, Leachville Districts To Be Held Sept. 26 The annual .school elections fo: Brinkley and Leachville Schoo will ue held Sept. 2*5.,John Mnyt.s county supervisor of schools, an nounced today. Both dhtricU will vote on a pro posed 30-rmll lax Lo be used ii building programs, anrt to help pa principal and'interest of pro Senate Group Okays $5 Billion 'First Installment' Tax Hike WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (AP)—The Senate Finance Committee today urmmmovis- y approved President Truman's "first installment" $5,000,000,000 lax boost, to help fi- iance Hie Korean war and to arm America against communist aggression. sought since. - The strikers are asking wages lo those received by Ricc-Stix workers in Missouri. This involves increases of from 10 to 15 cents an new tax would be used for maintenance of schools, with tiifi, remaining .11 mills being applied to >he principal and interest of a JKO- posed $30,000 bond fcsue .The Apropos ed bond issue would be u.scci lo refund outstanding bonded indnbt- and for itnptavemejiUs within the. District, including ». hew school building at Brinkley. Voters in this district will , elect two'directors, one tor a live- year term and one to serve two years. The proposed tax in the Lcach- ville District would go for the operation and maintenance of schools WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. <fl')—' President Truman's $3,000,000,000 first installment" tax boosting bill, expanded in Congress, lo put the nation's tax .system on virtually a wartime footing, was set for formal approval by the Senate Finance Committee today. With Republicans joining Democrats in support of the emergency measure, the committee may send it to the Senate with its unanimous blessing. Before acting finally on the bill, the committee expects to write in a specific exemption, relieving GI's fighting the Korean war from paying income taxes, and reducing the tax burden of their officers It already has approved tin's idea in principle. The measure increases individua income H\es by about $3,000,000,000 yeaf and" adds $r,500,OOU,QOO a car to the ".'payments corporations jakc to the. government. It will ring tax collections from intiivid- al.s near to their wartime peak. Ti> fcncour»ge Production In a move to encourage produc- ion to arm America against Com- Congress Groups Okay Funds for' Dependents' hour In wages and from 5 to LO i and for pa j me nt of principal and cents an hour in production bonuses, j intere5t of outstanding bond Issue: icluding The union has charged the company with explaining Its refusal to ^^J'SQQ raise wages by stating that produc- ' tion levels of Southern workers are lower than those of Northern workers. Rice-Stix headquarters are located in St. Louis. I irst Open Cotton Bolls Are Shown First open cotton bolls of the 1950 season were exhibited at the Courier News this morning by G. J. Whittle, Yarbro farmer. Mr. whittle brought three open bolls to the Courier News olficc. They were taken from his field on Yarbro Route one. The cotton was of Deltapinc and Summer Hour varieties. » Mr. Whittle also was one of the first to exhibit cotton blooms June 27. a proposed band issu R ol ' be u-ed to complete an; mprove present school buildings Construction ol a grade school a Leaclivllle already is under v/ay. Polling places in both dLstiicL will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:3i" p.m. on the day of the elections. No Physicals Slated For Arkansas Draftees Failing to Report LITTLE ROCK, Aug 17. OP) Arkansas' Selective Service direct or. Brig. Gen. E. L. Compere, say that men who failed lo report ji the recent draft, call will be drafted WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. (AP) -Senate and House committees today approved legislation aimed at providing »35 to »123 » month for the support of families of enlisted servicemen in the three lower giades. The man himself would pay $40 of the total. The Senate Armed Services Committee and a House subcom- mitle both made the same approach to the problem. This was by. amending present pay regulations to provide "nuarters allowances" for privates, privates'first chi. c .s and eorporaLs in the Arrny nnd^iimilar grade? in Ihe Xrther ervices. .: - '-. The measures differ in deUil >ut. are cunstrucled along ihft ame general line, munisl aggression. _ the committee •esterriay expanded the scope ol the neasurR. to restore a system used ii World War II. Under this plan, facilities built ir acquired lor emergency production would be given special tax reatment. They could write "off in five years—20 percent a year—the entire cost of the facilities as deductions from gross income before com puling income taxes. Under present tax law, norm a depreciation for such facilities might take 20 years or move. The idea of the special tax treatment is to encourage industry to get quickly into the business o: producing whatever the armed for ccs need. Land, Bulldlngi Emergency amortization would apply to facilities, land. bmUUns machinery or equipment, or an part therof, the, construction, erec tion, installation or acquisition o which was completed after Dec. Ifi49 a nd which was certified nucirssary for the national dcfens during the emergency. President Truman would hav .ack of Federal Appropriation Stalls Malaria Control Plans without a pre-induction phys.esJ authority to appoint the ccrlifyin authority. In World War II th war production board was the cer Weather -Arkansas forecast: Considerable cloudiness with scattered thunder- examination. Compere said that 20 per cent of those lo whom local boards sent notices failed to uppear. The director said a total of 2,(i60 men would be called for pre-induction physicals for the October quota, which has been set at 512 men. three less lhan the September call. He said a call for 532 men was anlicipatcd for November also. New York Cotton Open Ugh I.IO\Y Close .... 3750 3820 3750 3781 3760 3820 37M 3798 jf» COOLER showers this afternoon anrt tonight in south portion Friday. Not quite so warm m north portion Friday. Missouri forecast: Showers and thunderstorms southeast and extreme south tonight; Friday partly cloudy south; cooler in south and east central portions Friday; high (his afternoon 8,1-00 southeast; low tonight near 65 southeast; high Friday near 80 south. Minimum IhU morning—69. Maximum yesterday—90. Sunset today—G:46 Sunrise tomorrow—5:22. Precipitation 24 hours to 7 a.m. toil ay—none. ToUl -since Jan, 1—44.33. Mrim temperature (midway tvcen -high and low)—73.5. Normal mean temperature tor Aug.-SG,2. This Dale Last Year Minimum this morning—74. Maximum ycsterday--90. palpitation Jan. i to this date -3G.67- .1763 3830 . 3770 3824 . .1720 3757 ,!768 3814 3768 3809 3717 3753 tifying authority. The committee also worked Ol special corporation lax rates fo 1950. It said that on all of 1950 co poration income, the tax rates wi be; On the first S25.000 of income 23 percent; on all over $25.00042 percent. Take Ihe House bill, under it. a "nuarters allowance" of $45 would go to an enlisted man in the three lower grades with one dependent. If he had two dependents, it would would be HO; « move Uwn two $85. The man would have lo allot $40 a month from his pay tc- Ihe dependents. This mean.s that a wife, for Instance, would receive $45 "ciuar- lers allowance" plus $40 from her husband, a total of $85. A wife and one child would receive a total of $110; H wife and. two chll- 'dren, a total of »125. TTiere I* now. no "quarlefs ^al- lowiiice" for'enilsted mcn'ih'the three lower grades, although It is provided for higher ranking enlisted men and for officers. Malik Calls Closed Meet Of UN Security Council LAKE SUCCESS, Aug. 17. (/I'j—Russia's Jacob A, Malik called a closed meeting of the United Nations Security Council for 1 p.m. EST today — one hour before a scheduled public meeting. The Soviet deputy foreign mln-* Islcr Is August president of the 11- nation body, now deadlocked In a bitter fight, over Korea. In notifying other council members, Malik Kftve no reason lor the closed meeting. Malik's move came n.s the United States prepared lo submit its second report on Korean military operations under Gen. Douglas Mac- Art nur's unified command. Debate on I he report may .sidetrack India's plan to present her proposal for a "little six" peace committee to (be council today. Besides, several delegations have said they want more time to study the plan. Diplomatic circles *nkl the Man- Top Parity Seen For 1951 Crops Cotton Growers Also To Get Protection At 90 Per Cent Level District One malaria control personnel are unnble to make •lans for next year because federal appropriations have not yet seen made, W. O. SUnnctt. comiLy malaria control supervisor, said :liis morning. Mr. Stinnett, who represented Mississippi County at » meeting of the District One group yesterday at Joneshoro. said thai appropriations are expected in the near future, but that until they Two Hoyti Men Are Wounded In Korean War N. 0. Cotton Open Hi^h Low Clrv O:t 3735 37fi8 3732 3' Dec 3745 3792 3740 TH7 Mar. . , ,1756 3815 3750 37JI5 May 3719 3801 3749 3783 July 3700 3742 3700 Four Movies on Safe Driving To Be Shown Here Tomorrow Two llayli. Mo., tncn have been wounded in action on the Korear war front, according to a report released by the Defense Department this morning. Pfc. Andrew Junior Johnson, son of Andrew Johnson and Pfc Jcsss R. Brown, son of Henry Brown were on a casualty list released thi morning. Arhansans listed as wounded in eluded Lt. Lewis T. Harrison. Jr husband of Mrs. Eula J. Harrison of Arlviidelphla, and Private Stan Icy R. Gray, son of Mrs. Hele Gray, Route 7. Little Rock. Three more Arkansans were kille in action, the defense Departmen also announced today. Pfc. Milton Foster, son of Mr Jesse Foster of Russdlville; Pfc Lcc Allen Simpson, son of Mr Annie Simpson of Wynne and Pf Hilly G. Anderson, son of Mr Glessle P. Anderson. Lead Hill, wer listed as kelli.d Cp]. Charles J. Banks, son Mrs. Maude Banks of Cotton Plan 3 - 3 2jaud pvt. Charles F. Fletcher, j of Earnest. E. Fletcher of Carawa were reported missing in action. The Highway Safety Roid Show, a group of four motion pictures on safe driving, Kill bt shown al Ihe Gem Theater here tomorrow. Sponsored by the Arkansas Slate Police and the Independent Theater Operators of Ark- an-a.i, tilt.' lilms are alined at the reduction of traffic accidents In the state. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Arkansas Safely Council. AH four films are Hollywood produced "The Devil on Wheels" to the title of the main feature, which tells of the story of leen- asers, "hot-rods" and sudden deith. Three short subjects round on' the program. Thc-.c arc "Drink. Driving" and "Last Date; produced by Metro-GoWwyn-Mayer. and a Walt Disney cartoon en- tilled "Motor Mania." The Highway Safely Road Show last about two hours. According to Herman E. IJml- sey. director of Arkansas State Police, the "Devil on Wheels" main feature-will be publicized in the cities In which U Is shown by a "hot-rod" driven by a man wearing a "devil" costume. "Everyone who drives or rlde-i In a motor vehiele should see Ihe Highway safety Road Show," Mr. New York Stocks re made no plans can be formed. Twelve persons . representing he various counties Included in District One were present at ycs- erday's meeting. : It is believed, Mr, Stinnett said, hat the new appropriations will about 10 per cent hc!o\v the amount allotted for this year. II he cut Is made, he Added.-the irogram will need additional help rotn the state and the counties within the district. Mr. Stinnett also said that some counties within the district are likely to be excluded frpm the program because of a lack of participation of the householders. Wliich counties are to be dropped was not decided yesterday. The K r °i ] P nns scheduled another meeting in September ns soon as federal appropriations have been made. Vrthur report is sure lo touch off ireworks if It is anything like the irevious one of July 25. which 'Rus- In's Jacob,"A. Malik .denounced as 'crude falsification." ! ,, .No Word on (Content There"- has been .-no atlvnnce ln- orrnntion as .to^lhe content of the cporl. but Informants said it may give some evidence to back up charges that recently manufactured Soviet war materials have been used >y the Cnmmvinist. Norlh Koreans Dispatches from Korea this week said U.N. observers have found Russian material stamped with ]fl4D and 1950 dates left behind by the •circatlng North Korenns. Caution* Comment Malik told the council Inst week Russia has not supplied any arm. 1 ; to North Korea .since 1EMB. India's Korean pence proposal has evoked only cautious comment from the delegations. Several big power reprscntativcs saJd they are walling word from their home governments, U.S. spokesmen remained silent on what Washington thought about it The plnn would turn the Korean Bj' OV10 A. MARTIN WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. (/Pj— The government will support, grower prices of major crops in 19M Eit maximum levels permitted by law. That level is 90 percent of parity. Parity, a standard for measuring farm prices, is declared by aw to-be equally fair to producers A (id those ""who buy -their products The 'government could drop the supports to 85 percent of parity next ycnr. i But the international situation being what It is, Secretary of Agriculture Bramitm has decided to keep supports high lo encourage big crops. '1951 SupiMirt Program The first formal Riuioimccmen of a 1051 support program mny N. Koreans Begin Push For Capital Marines Pulled Back 20 Miles To Meet Blow TOKYO, Friday, Aug. 18. A I')—Thirty thousand North \oroans opened a massive trive on Taegu on the Cen- ral Korean warfront. Thurs- Jay. Tlic Reds poured through ileep mountain passes 15 miles north o£ the South Korean emergency capital. They were jast of the Naklong River. Only two South Korean divisions stood between them and Taegu. South Koreans controlled the mountain pass roads. The Communists poured out of tlie B-20 bomber area west of th« river. They jumped o(T from an area between Wncgwan and Kunwl. Their attack started a few houri after U.S. Marines and the 24th Infantry Division struck a new Allied blow al the 12,000-mnn Red bridgehead on the east bank of the Nak- ng River near Changyong, 23 mlle» utliwcsl of Tnegu. Marines I'ulled K»ck 'I'lic Marines had been nulled out the south coastal area where iey had made advances on Chinju. hey were ordered back 20-odd lies to Ihe cast and then shunted orlhward for the Changyong at- peace problem over to the six elected, non-permanent members of the council—India, Ecuador, Cwhfi, Norway, Egypt and Yugoslavia. Packard Peace Talks Continue To 'Progress' DETROIT. AUK. 17. <iTl — Peace talks in the threc-day-old strike of 8.000 Packard workers moved on today. There were no .settlement predictions, hut stale arid federal mediators said that progress was "encouraging.' The CIO Uniled Anlo Workers went on strike last Monda.v midnight, rejecting a package offer wtiich included a five cents hourly the motor backfired, Igniting i^ i wage increase, pensions embracing; gasoline tank. A small hole was] soc |,i SC curlly. and other benefits, burned In the trailer and the mot- i it was not disclosed which 1 or wa.s heavily damaged. j sues in partlrnlar were balking The trailer truck was owned oy .setllcmeiu in the Industry's first Blaze Damages Egg-Laden Truck Blylhcviile'ji volunteer firemen were culled lo the City Ice Company's plant at 1900 We,sl Mnin Su at 3 a.m. today lo extmgui-h binding refrigerator motor on trailer truer, loaded witti eggs. Fire Chiel Roy Head said thai come within a few day* for wheal The winter 'wheat portion of till Krain crop wll be seeded In the fnl Hence, the department will an nounce the support program sou to encourage increased planting over this year's crop. Other crops lo be supported a the 90 per cent parity rate Includ cotton, corn, rice, tobacco and pea nuts. Formal announcement o rates for these crops may not com until after the first of the yea because they are not planned unl next spring. G'otlon Crftp Below Goal The current wheat support ra averages $1.99 a bushel at the tarn Next year's rate is likely to be abo 1 $2. because the parity price pro' ably will be higher. Parity prlc rise and fall with correspond! ck. The U.S. 25lh Infantry Division (Ok the Marines' places in the oastnl line Just west of Masan outhern port which is 21 airline lilcs southwest of Pusan. Dangerous Threat 11 was on the north central front orth of Taegu, that the Reds 'ere ..making thejr most dangerous hreat,- hoWevcr.'"' - ...... The sudden thrust wa.s described y U. S. sth Army headquarters as he "most serious one to the United Vnlions In Korea." It followed a massed bombing ttack by 98 B-29S Wednesday which was aimed to slow the Red >ffeiibive. AP Correspondent Lief Ericfcson it flth Army headquarters in Koen. said (he North Koreans were attacking with between 25,000 and 30.000 troops. In the path of the Invaders were two South Korean divisions. The sudden outburst to the north developed after u. S. Marines and the U.S. 24th Infantry Division Jumped off with a counter-attack the Hurts' Changnyong river- crossing bulge in a bloody effort to drive the enemy back across the Naktong. The Marine-Army attack roared up a steep hill near Changnyong. miles southwest of Taegu. The Changnyong fighting wa» fiercest of the war. AP Correspondent Don Whitehead said the Marines advanced over a savagely contested slope. Me said it- was the type of fight changes In prices farmers pay for the Marines made in the Pacific in goods and services. the second World War. Ira Womack of Hannibal. 111. major strike in three months. In all likelihood, Ihe government will set hlcihcr production goals In 1951 for cotton, corn, rice and peanuts as welt as wheat. It Is anxious to maintain reserves for possible spread of the Korean war. •mis year's wheat and colton crops are falling below government production goals. But large reserves from past crops will provide ample supplies until 1951 crops arc harvested. Soybeans Hish 2.15 'i . 2.4T I/)w Close 2.39 1 .!- 2.-IIT1 2.42'I 2.12'i 2.44- v . 2.45'i in for a possible from 12,000 rivcr- tn the bridgehead May AP Correspondent Jack MacBeth reported from the 2Jlh Infantry positions Thursday night that the Army doughboys had reached their objectives. Thcj art on the Marines' northern flank. MacRcth reported the tlougliboys were digging counter-attack crossing Reds during Thursday night. Marines wltTulnur The Marines were withdrawn 27 miles from their Korean south coastal gains and moved to the Naktong river line to meet the attack. They hit hard and fnst at a craggy hill lo spear'.lend an American offensive against the 12-day See KOItKA on Page 3 32 Americans Shot by Reds While Hands Are Tied Closing Quolations: AT&T Amrr Tobacco 1 Anaconda Copper ... ! Beth Steel Chrysler Coca Cola Gen Electric Gen Motors Motilgomery Ward .. N Y Cenlral Int Harvester J C Penney . Republic Steel Radio .. Socony Vacuum Studcbaker Standard of N J Texas Corp Sears I) S steel Southern Pictlic 151 1-2 66 33 7-8 42 7-8 68 5-8 121 1-2 Bj H.M. BOVI.K WITH PtnST CAVALRY. Korea, Aiig. 17. f*T'i—Thirty-two American prisoners with hands tied behind their backs were shot dead today by Red Koreans on a hill west of Waegwan just before a U.S. patrol reached Ihc spot. The Hcds tried to kill 37 prisoners in all. But five lived to tell the story. They said the ConnnunfcUs also massacred Ihc wounded as they lay moanlnp on the ground. This was l» the area that was! , bombed yesterday by 98 B-29s In the 90 | heaviest aid raid of the war. Killing 55 1-4 of prisoners in this tashi'jn is lypi- 14 1-2 cal retaliation fur such an assault. 30 1-4 The execution of the prisoners 58 1-2 was on Hill M3, which was capliired 3B 3-4 by the Reds this morning, 18 Their' bodies were found on a 22 5-8 ridge recaptured by the Fifth Cav- 31 3-4 airy this afternoon. The American 80 5-8 prisoners were killed only two hours 72 1-8 before troopers re-took the Hdgc. 44 1-2 The Americans select! the ridge 37 ]-2la< 6:30 p.m. 1.1:30 a.m. ESTi. Tlic a ' bill bkd been fought over for three days. The '17 Americans down by bursts of gunfire. ucrc mowed Or eloc [ .ve ought to siring Ihcm up right now." Co] pora! Rudd, member of an 81 Three North Korean prisoners • mm. mortar company, told the were taken alter a sharp lire light ] story like this: nearby. One of Ihcm was posillvelyj -We were caplured on the mom- identlficd by an A m was posillvelyj -We we merican survivor ! >u? cf th e 15th, two days ago. -Cpi. James Melvin Rudd of Sal-! -These gooks came throiijli in ycrsvllle, Ky.—as a member of the junks and a lot more were tollow- squad of killers. This prisoner denied lie had la | lni? o: , foot. "We sent In a call for help a.-, we rawhide " ' ' holes, shaking hands and taking our weapons as if to examine them. "Then they lined us up anrt marched us down to a place north of Weagwan. They took us into a gully after taking our shir's, our shoes, our socks, our helmets and our ammo. "Then they tied our hands with i telephone wire, ihoc-strlngs and en any part In the action. Rc^i- : didn't have the weapons lo fisht _ .. . . . . . Rutld satd lllc Rc<k lrlcrt lo mental officers said he would be 1 , infantry. We were told that 60 sent back with . recommendation \ South Koreans would be sent up in them across the river saying -hey th»l he be Iricd as a war crimi- about an hour under a Lieutenant nai. Tfl'r:. On Hie way hack from the front' "A little lalcr we saw some Kowe met the prisoner and Corporal reans. We called out, 'Lieutenant Rudd on their trip back for Joint JTnk'. An officer answered us. questioning. With R«dd was anoth-; "Some of them had South Kor survivor—Corporal Roy L. Day.' rein markings on them There wore Jr., El Paso, Tex. Day looked at Ihc two Norlh Ko- re.m prisoners In the back of the truck and said: "If you ask me, I think about 45 or 50 of them, We (Iren a lew rounds and then stopped. We still were confused as the officer hart Identified himself by the name of the leader of the South Korcm* ihould be shot just as they shot our! were expecting. men, r»ther lh»n be given a trial.i 'They came right Into our fox- would take the Americaas to Seoul, former South Korean capital. The Reds said they had 5.000 prisoners In a stockade at Seoul. But American troops were getting too close. The North Koreans took the prisoners lo a gully ami gave them their first food oi the day. The food was a pear and an apple apiece. "We dug holes In the .sand for \valer," Rudd said. "Then Ihey kicked sand in the holes and hit us with S« ATROCITV on P»ge J

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