The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1950 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 18, 1950
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PAGE TWELVi ULl'THKVJLLE. (AKKO OUUKltK U.S. Called Open to Bombing Radar Warning System Said to Be Inadequate Kr ELTOX C. FAY IP .MillUry Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON', Aug. 18. WV—An enemy probably could make an aerial pearl Harbor strike at almost any place in the United States today and get some bombs down on the target. It Is not considered within the realm of possibility that the present sparsely spotted radar system — even though on a round-the-clock operating basis—would detect all approaching bombers or that existing fighter forces would destroy every one of them. Competent military sources doubt if more than a quarter of an attacking bomber force coming in over the polar regions could lie knocked down before it crossed Hie northern border of Ihe United States. 10 For Cent Was Good They point out that in Worl;i War II, in areas where there v/a^ a high concentration of fighter defense and elaborate radar warning system, destruction of 10 per rent of an attacking force was considered excellent. Air Force strategists hold lh;U the most effective way to halt air attacks on the U.S. mainland would be destruction of the bases Ironi which the attacks are launched and of the industrial centers suppurt- ing the attacks. It is on this th«>ry that the retaliatory strike by King range B-363, B-29s and B-50o are planned. Bases Would Be Hit Following this same reasoning, defense officials believe that the bases for those planes, in the continental U.S. and Alaska, would be priority enemy targets the spots for which sneak raiders would head first. Making the bases useless for launching retaliatory strikes would be of prime importance. Any bombers he got past the radar warning system and fighter defenses could be expected to streak for air bases. Next in importance probably would be the great Industrial areas and the nerve-center of government and military direction, Wa=h- ington. When asked about defenses against a surprise air attack, the Air Force's frank answer sums up to thus: The nation's air defenses today are not satisfactory. Joe Applebaum Post in Osceola Heads Legion Jijp Applebaum. Osceola business man and World War I] veteran. last nillht was elected commander of Osccola's Mack drider Post 150 of the American Legion. Other post officers elected last night were 11111 McMath, senior vice- cuinmaiKtet; Ted Woods. Junior vice-commander; Ralph Wilson, adjutant; G. O. Johnson, serqcanl- nt-arim: Dr. Joe Hughes, treasurer; Chei Blackwood, historian: Earnest Mann, chnpluin: and Dr. L. D. MasMey, post surgeon. Ted Woods. Lloyd Cindley. Fred Taylor and Bill McMath were nn- liointed as dele-gates to !h<> state LfBlon rnnvrnlion which opens in Llfle Rock Sunday. UN RJons Relief For S, Koreans TOKVO, AlIR. 18. M',—The United Nations is setting up a relief <>r- smibalion to care for an estimated I.500.COO Kouth Korean war refugees. Col. Alfred O. KatKin. personal representative ill Korea of the U. N. secTetnry-sencrnl, today cabled details from Pn.san. Arrangements were concluded last weekend under General MacArthur's direction. KaUin said supplies will come I from U. N. members army resources, (U.N. specialized agencies and voliin- i tary organizations. He said suffic- I ient foodstocks are available in j Korea for two months, but— "Sickness and disease if rife a- niong many thousands a very large proportion indeed are without shelter and lack covering- or blankets of any description. They are reduced to the clothing in which they .stand." With the Courts Ckanccry: General Contract Purchase Corp. vs. Robert M. Cullison, suit for re- plevin and foreclosure of mortgage for $553. Albert Corey vs. Jcancttc Rening Corey, suit for divorce. Helen A. Mitchell vs. Dallas Mitchell, suit for divorce. Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS. III.. Aug. 18. </l'i—CUSDA)—Hogs 5.500; active, weights 19(1 Ihs up 35 to 50 higher than average Thursday: lighter weights 25-75 higher; sows steady to 25 higher; bulk i:ood and choice 200-210 Ibs 24.15-85. largclv 24.75; Io|) 25.00 sparingly; 250-210 Ibs 23.75-24.50; 275-320 Ibs 2'SO- 23.75; 170-100 Ibs 23.75-24.15- 150110 Ibs 21.75-24.00, few 24.25; 120140 Ibs IS.75-21.25; good and choice sows 400 Ibs down 20.50-21.75; heavier SMS 17.25-20.25, mostly 17.50 up; stags 12.50-15.00; boars 8.00-11.50. Cattle GOO, calves 700; cows making up about 75 per cent of a small i supply of cattle; prices generally 'steady in moderately active trading: odd lots medium and good heifers and mixed yearlings 24.0029.00; common medium cows IB.00-21.50, a few good to 32:5(1; canners and cutters I5.CO-19.00. KOREA (Continued from page 1) nfantry attackers in his sector may have ended the North Korean Fourth Division's fighting days. "I think everything has gone very well," said the general. "He (the enemy) certainly lm taken a hell of a licking. That's certain. I don't think that (lied Fourth) Division will do much fighting for a while. "Like lo Destroy All" "What I would like to do is destroy that division entirely." The flight of the escaping North Koreans was re|»rtcd by Sgt. Benjamin Schoficld of DCS Moiiies He watched their flight from a high ridge overlooking (he river. Scho- fleld said: "There were hundreds of oooks nimiiiil? heller skelter In retreat. They're trying to get across the river anyway they can. 'They aren't carrying weapons. They left them behind." Marine Corsairs strafed and bombed tlie ncds as they tried to escape to the west bank of the river. Earlier in Ihe day the Marine pilots had reported attacking Reds in nboul battalion strength trying to cross. Advancing Marine infantrymen flushed many North Koreans from hiding places in the gullies and paddy fields. A spokesman for the U. S. 2-Hh Infantry Division said the Americans had moved up three miles in 3C hours of fighting and now commanded all the strategic ground in the Naktong bend six miles below Changnyong. Marines on the southern crest and doughboys on the northerli now occupy both ends of a sausage-shaped hill commanding the river-crossing bridgehead set up 13 clays ago bv IL'.OOO Reds. The victory southwest of Tacgu was Ihe sharpest In a day of winning tor Allied forces all along the line. In a counterattack led by tanks American and South Korean troops lashed out at three Red divisions that were stopped on their move toward Taegu from the north. four Blytheville Men To Attend Agrl Meet County Agent Keith Bilbrey. w I!. Wyatt, Vance Dixon and H. C. KnappcnbErger will leave Monday for Fayetteville to attend the Agriculture development and conservation conference at the University of Arkansas. The conference opens Monday and will continue until noon Wednesday. British Send Carrier PORTSMOUTH, Bug.. Allg. 18. <JP) -The British aircraft carrier Theseus with 44 planes aboard steamed out of Portsmouth for the Fat East today to join the battle for Korea. THE T TTHfrf El, TIJUANA '15 Looking for the finest ? We suggest the new cashmere-soft suede finish—our Stetson Tijuana, deftly styled for both town and country near. Fed the soft, rich suede finish. See what a difference real hat luxury can make in the way you feel and look. Come in today. 1. MEAD'S MAIN >1M, T •';/-.../.*>> Portagevilte News By Mrs. Raymond Toombi rtaoB* 22* Miss WiJnia Morgan Wedj Miss Wilma Morgan, daughter Mr. and Mrs, W. C. Morgan, beanie Die bride of Freddie Vavdlcy. on of Mrs. Ida Duty, Friday at igsott, Ark. Miss Louise Berry of New Madrid, do., and Joe Lavign. Jr., accompa- ied Mr. and Mrs. Ynrdley. The couple arc making (heir ome on North De Lisle. Charles I'rince Injured Charles Prince, 12, son of Mr. and Irs, Haggard Prince, was injured Wednesday afternoon while playmg aseball at his home southwest ot ortageville. He slipped while running and cut is head on an iron wheel. Ei^ht titches were required to cle«e the -ound. Soeial Notes Tlie G. A.'s of the Baptist Church ul their leaders. Mrs. Bill atc- hnis and Mrs. Clell Workman, met t the home of Wilma Moles Timrs- ay afternoon. Mrs. A. C. Carter was honored at surprise party Friday in the home f Mrs. Ralph Kosvard. Mrs. Bell aimer was given a sur _ rise dinner at her home Sunday In onor of her 13rd birthday. Members of the Dohe club met hursday in the home of Mr. and Irs. Raymond Secoy. Honors went o Dr. L. P. Budcnholzcr and Mrs. ecoy. Thirty-two members of the Sunbeam Band met at the Baptist "hurc'li Thursday afternoon to ou- )rve "Focus Week." There was no salary attached to le office of British Prime Minister ntil 1037, snd the holder usually omblned with it some other ap- olntmcnt, which carried a salary. Florida Misses Big Hurricane MIAMI, H:i.. Aug. 13. M't—Flor- Ulian-; brealhed easier today as a -severe hurricane changed its course and lumbered northward in the Atlantic. No part of Florida was on the alert. Danger to any portion of the U. S. mainland lessened hourly. At 4:45 a.m. (EST) today the big. whirling mass located by radar plane at about 350 miles east of Melbourne, Fla., moving north northwest. A high picture area was behind It and u'eathcr forecasters said conditions were favorable for the storm to continue in the open sea. Shipping was advised lo avoid it. U.S. to Accepf Turkish Troops WASHINGTON. Aug. 18. «(>,_ The United Slates today accepted Turkey's offer to send a combat for"e of 4.500 men to Korea. The State Department in announcing the acceptance said Ihe United States is "deeply gratified" at, Turkey's olfer. The Turkish offer is the third to be formally accepted by the United States. Thailand's offer lo send 4.COO officers and men was formally accepted earlier this week as was a Philippine offer to send a regimental combat team of about 5.000 men. FRIDAY." AUGUST 18, 1 Europe Told To Work More For U. S. Help WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. (JF) — Western Europe must work harder lor its own military salvation before tbe United States agrees to send more troops to bolster spirits and security across the Atlantic. That is the Department of Defense response to, Insistent French requests for U.S. troops and arms. Tliis reply lias been Biven informally, top military officials here said, because France so far lias relied upon the press and unofficial conversations to press her request for specific U.S. military commitments. "We will talk about naming an American commander in chief for Western Europe when he has a force to command." one high American officer commented. LABOR (Continued from page 1) nedy of the trainmen's union. But President Truman told his rews conference yesterday he remains hopeful a settlement can be readied that will head off a nationwide rail walkout. A total strike by the 300,000 members of the two unions would para- ly/c the nation's major lines. But labor experts in Washington said the calling of only short "token" strikes at strategic points was obviously a tactic designed to avoid a national'cmergency. Such an emergency would undoubtedly bring a court injunction. Union officials were expected to meet with John B. Steclman. presidential assistant, today. Management representatives met with him yesterday but made no comment. Special Family Support Payments For Enlisted Men Gain Approval WASHINGTON, Allg, 18. (*)-, Quick revival of special family support payments for most enlisted personnel in the expanding armed forces carried Senate and House committee approval today. A number of details remained to be worked out, but armed services committees hoped to have similar but not identical bills ready for debate in both branches of Congress next week. Tlie House group must still okay the bill approved by a subcommittee; it usually does so. The bills call for government payments of $45 to $85 n month to families of the lowest grades of enlisted men. Any man with dependents would have to add $40 out of his pay. For a raw recruit, that would leave only $35 out of his $15 monthly pay. 'Another Defense Department, request for new legislation — asking for standby authority to Invoke universal military (raining for the nation'.s youths—appeared stalled with the tacit consent of its former chief advocate. President Truman. ' He still favors such military training for all young men, Mr. Truman told his news conference yesterday. Hut he stud he sees no need to clutter up Congress with a new contro- veisy which might delay action on emergency legislation he has requested. A few hours earlier Senator Tydings (D-Md) had told the Senate Ihat be hoped Congress would pass UMT -as it is commonly called— before it winds up the present session. Tydings said the armed services committee which he heads will hold hearings on UMT shortly. Driver Assessed $25 Ruben Wens was fined $25 and costs In Municipal Court this morning on a charge of 'driving while under the influence of liquor. Miss Arkansas Ready for Trip LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 18 ' («_ Arkansas' hope (n the Miss Americi contest starts east tonight. First, Miss Arkansas, Mary LoU Jennings of Hot Springs, will ta to Washington, where she win t, greeted by Arkansans »nd vadou. officials and be guest of th«?Mrk ansas State Society at . picnic SunI day. She will be entertained by Hen Norrell of her home district »t luncheon Monday. •Fire Man Board To Check Arkansas fWG Deferment Requests LITTLE ROCK, Aug. 18. (,r,_ A five-man board whose members i-m remain anonymous will pass on re quests for deferment of Arkansal National Guard personnel called In to federal service. Creation of the board was , n nounced yesterday by Governor McMath's office. Decisions of the board may be appealed to the commanding general of the fourth Army after indue (Ion. Deferment' requests will be considered only from members 0 ( guard units which have been alerted. Caraway Polio Case MEMPHIS. Aug. is. (IP,— Gundel Leigh David, 16-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. David Jr of Caraway, Ark., today was diagnosed as a polio case at Isolation Hosptta! here. HAULING STEERS TO THE STOCKYARDS When it come* to tough, heavy job* you need a tough, heavy truck! Like ml» Ford F-5 Platform with Stock Racks. It hat a Bonus Built bridge-type platform frame ... the side rttils are riveted to steel cross girders. And for flashing power plus economical operation only Ferd offers you a power choice of V-8 or Six! DELIVERING MEAT FROM THE CORNER MARKET When i* comes to fasf, light Jobs you need a fast, light truck. Like thl* Ford F-l Panel. 11 has a Bonus Built reinforced welded alt-steel body. . . n comfortably cushioned bucket-type driver's seat. And you get a choice of a 95-h.p. Six or a !OO-h.p. V-8 engine! Come in—you'll get a big trade-in on your present truck! HERE'S WHY AMERICA'S NO. 1 TRUCK VALUE DOES MORE FOR YOUR DOLLAR -A- A choice of two V-8's and two 6~cylinder engines in over 175 model* saves mor* ) by fitting the job better ir Loadomatic ignition saves gas ~k Aluminum alloy pistons save oil if Engine-lop setting of accessories saves on maintenance fr "Millior^ Dollar" Cab for greater comfort. ' ford Trucking Costs Less Because — FORD TRUCKS LAST LONGER Ial«it r«gtitratto« data <HI *,592,OOO trvcks, IH« «xp»rtf pr»v« ferrf Track* t««ff PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Fifth & Walnut MMIM MM

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