The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 17, 1950 · Page 2
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PACE TWO ' (ARK.) COUKIER NTCW9 THURSDAY, AUGUST IT, 19M 8-29 Raid Shows Why A-Bomb'. Are Not Being Used in Korea Hy MAX BOV1) WASHINGTON. Aug. IT. </P)— The bombing of massed Korean Communists by B-S9 superfortresses underscores some of the reasons why atomic bombs are not now being used in support of American and South Korean soldiers. With around 100 B-29s, the Air Force was able to spread approximately 1,000 tons of conventional bombs over an area In which North Koreans were concentrated for an expected attack. The siiporforts' bombing runs were marie without interference by enemy fighters, since U. S. and Australian planes completely control the air over Korea. Whether the expected Communist attack will be stopped Indefinitely by , the single massive bombing is a question. New Strikes Possible But should the Communists recover for a drive to cut the American and South Korean forces in two. the superforts can strike again. Their ability to do this is limited only by the need for continuing attacks of more distant reinforcement and supply centers, by the amount of bombs the U. S. has in the 'far east and on the way, and by consideration of crew endurance and mechanical mainten- " ance. Jn an emergency, not only could the B-29s be used again against troops massing for an attack; they could be joined by the hundreds of light bombers and fighter-bombers which the Air Force. Navy and Marine Corps are operating In support of ground troops all along the front. Airmen say the total number of planes flying In Korea is not the maximum that could be used effectively there. But it is large enough to strike an enormous blow with conventional bombs when concentrated on a single target area. Unless and until this conventional striking power proves Inadequate, the use of atomic bombs is 1111- likelv. 7 Mile Allack Area the massive superfortess bombing, the area attacked was* seven and a half miles long and three and a half wide. To cover such an area with atomic blasts of fatal force, It would take not one but something like halt a dozen A-bombs of the power used at Hiroshima. Authorities agree. however, that they would kill far larger nunmers of the enemy than would ordinary bombs. For safety's sake. American troops facing an area under atomic attack would have to remain at a greater distance than If the zone were tltlrier attack with conventional explosives. Some American -minorities also are fearful that use of atomic weapons, even against purely military targets rather than city masses, would lend to turn people elsewhere in Asia against this country. Furthermore, President Truman has said that the use of A-bombs in Korea is not under consideration. Air Control Is Vital But if the United States were fighting an enemy that had control of the air, stronger arguments could be advanced for using the atomic bomb against critical troop concentrations. In such a case, fast Jet bombers carrying Ihe bombs could undertake individual sneak attacks. The 600-mile-an-hour Boeing B-47 might be used on such missions. Even if only one or two atomic bomb carriers got through to the target, (hey would exert as much destructive power as > substantial force of bombs battling their way through an enemy air force with conventional explosives. Kirk Back to Moscow BERLIN. Aug. 17. M')—u. S. Ambassador Alan G. Kirk left Temple- hof airba.se today to resume his post In Moscow after a brief visit to West Germany and France. The Russians assigned a navi- j gator and a radio man to guide his plane to the Soviet capital. BEHIND THE SCENES-On* of the chief Russian advisers to the North Korean military leaders is believed to be Col. Gen Tercnty Shtykov, whose headquarters is near Ihe Communist capital of Pyongyang. Observers believe much of the Reds' early success in the Korean fighting was due to Shtykov's taclical advice. U. S. Lines Puts Embargo on Reds NEW YORK, Aug. 17. M>,_The United States lines has placed an fnibarjjo on «ll Russian shipment* after Boston longshoremen refused to unload one of Its vessels carry- Inn $350.000 worth of Soviet crabmeat. On Monday New York City stevedores refused to unload a »250.000 crab meat cargo from the Cunard liner Parthia. The longshoremen then adopted a resolution not to handle goods coming from Russia. Yesterday. AFr, longshoremen In Boston would not lake off the 5350.000 cargo from the U.S. lines' S.S. American manufacturer. The ship Is en route to New York with the crabmeat still aboard, but a comrmny official said: The United Slates lines know- IriRly will not handle henceforth any carRo out of or (o Soviet Russia directly or Indirectly." noth Cunard and U.S. lines officials said the crnbmest will b« returned to England. The. British not the sea food in a trade agreement with Rusfla. Captured Red Officer Says North Koreans Can't Win TOKYO, Aug. VI. UP)—* v«Ur*ri Red lieutenant who deserted «nd surrendered to the Americans *»ys he North Koreans can't win. ntelllgence officers at o«neril MacArthur's headquarters said today the North Korean was assistant company commander and political officer of his unit in the elite North Korean sixth division. It battered by U. S. Marines and Army infantry around chlnju. The Red estimated his division's 3th and 15th regiments suffered 50 per cent casualties and the Hth regiment's Bosses were 80 per cent. The lieutenant, a China Communist .war veteran, added that he division lost 15 of its original Greek Liberals Denounce Premier ATHENS, Greece, Aug. n. </T><— Greece's moderate coalition government facer! a critical situation today-as Liberals called for the resignation of Premier Nicholas Plas- tlrns. The demand, voiced by Liberal Pnrtv Leader Sophocles Venlzelos, climaxed brewing cabinet resentment over Ptastira's Insistence that Communists convicted of treason be granted amnesty. Both the rlghtwing ind centrist press have been attacking the premier on this score. Sorrowing Libby Salman Returns Cast for Burial LONE PINE. Calif.. Aug. 17. M>j— A sorrowing Libby Holman Reynolds planned today to return east where (lie ashes of her son. Christopher, will be sent for interment. The hocly of the 17-year-old to- hacco heir was brought off Ml Whitney last night and sent to las Angeles for cremation, together with the body of Steven Wasserman. also n. his companion in their ill-fated attempt to scale the nation's loftiest peak. Goodbye Heartburn -Hello TUMS! Quick rtti*f for loui *oroach. gas, acid indigestion StEll only LOc. TUMS FOR THE TUMMt IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! "1 ITS THE NEW NORGE BIG 8-CUB/C-FOOr REFRIGERATOR LOW DOWN PAYMENT LOADED WITH FEATURES 1« self-propelled arllllery pieces. All four tanks spearheading Its operation were destroyed. A headquarters spokesman aald Ihe captured officer was "one of those we had been led by put experience to believe would kill themselves rather lhan surrender. Others have 'done so when facing ture." cap- The deserter said he became separated from his unit In » confused retreat. H« hid In a village three days, then ne found an air-dropped United Nation* surrender leaflet _ and save himself up, explaining: 'I was tired of war and convinced the North Koreans can't win." Kiwonians Hear Musical Program A quartet composed ot R. S, Allen, Harry Farr, C. G. Redman, Jr.. and Jim Henry furnished » musical program for rnember« of the Blytheville Klwanls Club it the weekly meeting of the club In Hotel Noble yesterday. The quartet sang five numbers. Club President Tom A. Little, Jr., Vice-President Herman Carlton and Cecil Lowe were appointed yesterday as guests to the district Kiwanis convention in Topeka, ans., Oct. 8-11. H. M. Logan. L. E. Isaacs and Joe Evrard were appointed dele- gales. Bill Newman also wu a guest »t yesterday's meeting. e Automatic Dtfroiting e Rollator Coldmoker e Meat-S(oroa« Coldpack • Wide Side Fr«.«r- 77-1 b. capacity I Fold-Away Shelf • Coi»-Plu> BortU Storage • 14 $q. 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