The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1950 · Page 10
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MONDAY, AUGUST 31, J850 Gordon Seagraves, 'Burma Surgeon,' is Held By British on Suspicion of A iding Karen Rebels RANGOON, Burma. Aue. 71. (Al'l • - RANGOON, Burma, Aug. 21. (A!') —Or. Cordon S. Seagrave, famed American doctor who has spent a lifetime caring for Burmese sick, is being held on suspicion of aiding the Karen rebels, the Burma gov ernment has disclosed. Officials said no charges have been placed against Seagrave, whose book "Burnm Surgeon" made him known to millions. They .<aid he will appear shortly before a Burmese court, He Is. being held In an undisclosed Jail Ui Rangoon. A Burmese government spokesman said Seagrave is suspected of aiding the Karen tribesmen, who have been fighting for two years to set up an independent slate. U.S. Embassy officials said the 83- year-old surgeon's arrest was a "serious matter." An embassy spokesman said American officials had been permitted to visit thc doctor in Jail and found him "in good health and receiving good treatment." Seagrave was arrested Friday at his mission hospital at Namkham, near the China-Burma border. He was flown to Rangoon the next day. The doctor accompanied the late Gen. Joseph Slihvell on hl.s famous 1M2 Jungle retreat through Burma j to India. He served as a Lieutenant j Colonel in the medical corns of ihe! U.S. Army during the war. Kts best selling book told of the heroic ',rck The Burmese spokesman said th gaernment suspected Seagrave o aiding- Kaehin rebel chief Naw Sen^ to flee cross the Chinese border after an alleged attempt by N'a\ Seng to overthrow the Kachln stat government. N'aw Seng Red Kav Seng's Kachln rebels ant the Karens seize! the central Bur ma city of Toungoo last year. Late they were overwhelmed by govern ment forces. Naw Seng reportedly ]. now with the Chinese Communists Burma has been in the throes of civil war since it won It? Independence from the British in January 1948. Much of the fighting has been between government forces and rebel tribesmen. Seagrave was born in Tharrawad- dy. South Burma, of a long line of missionaries. He spoke Karen before he learned to speak English. He received his M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins In 1921 and started his mission hospital with a waste- basketful of medical instrument discarded by a Baltimore hospital. For most of his life he has conducted a campaign agaiast disease and human suffering in the wilcla of Burma. When war came to Burma, lie was thrown into the thick of it. He performed delicate, surgical operations with- scanty equipment as tombs and shells fell arouml his frontline hospitals. His medical missions operated with the Chinese army »nd with British liaison forces. In recognition of his services, the British army offered him a lieutenant colonel's commission. He re- lused, fearing it might lose his American citizenship. He was decorated by King George VI and received the U.S. Order of the Purple Heart (wound medal). When Stilwell took over the American command in Burma. Seagrave was transferred to the American Army. After the war he returned to Burma and resumed his medical work, telling of victory over the Japanese In "Burma Surgeon Returns." Like his previous book, it also was a best-seller. Hospital Ships Arrival Confirmed by Yung TOKYO. Aug. 21. Wi—Nor 'i Korean Foreign Minister Pack Heung Yung today confirmed receipt of a telegram from u.N. Secretary-general Trygve Lie on designation of three American hospital ships Pyongyang radio said. The radio reported that Pack replied his government will put Ked Cross markings on all hospitals. ONLY WHITE THFATpJ Open Week Diiys fl:.la Show Starts 7:00 Salurdays & Sundays 1 J :00 fllonday novim.i: FI;,\TI;KK THE SURPRISE PICTURE , . OF THE VEftR! "THE DOCTOR AND THE GIRL" <a. Ko > rl E n L r TWlST -" FOR A QUICK FRISK-Sinc." ,nan, North Korean Commumsls have been infiltrating through our linoTiw disguising themselves as civilian refugees, AmSi II'OODS hi e been obliged to carefully check e; ,ch Korean group fo '^oncp^«t weapons. Cpl. James I.nswiler, of WeslchesUr, p" P speed""m hi checking process by using a sensitive mine detector that will reVe " the presence of any metal objects. Pope Warns Catholic Clergy Of Errors VATICAN CITY, Aug. 21. la\- >ope Pins XII today today told -athohc clergy throughout the world hat thc dogmas of the church must be accepted and respected. In a long and Important cncylical etler he emphasised the ncccss- ,ty of safeguarding all religious In- isainst the taint of "er- struction ror. The encyclical was Issued at a moment when Hie question of Dogma has become a subject of controversy between Catholics and prot- Bstanls. This stems from the Vatican's announcement that the Pope vill soon proclaim as dogma the Virgin Mary's assumption into heaven in body as well as spirit. Thc announcement provoked criticism in proteslant circles, especially on the part of the Church of smglnnd, who leaders said they snw n it the threat of a new obstacle to the movement for Christian unity On Spree, Red Officers Wander BERLIN. AUR. 21. W—Ti.raay Russian officers, alt armed with pistols, rode into the u. K. sector of Berlin in a truck last night and were chased back to the Soviet area by West German police. The police said the Russians ban apparently been drinking and were out on a lark without realizing they had crossed the border separating East from West, Russians are per- mitt.-il the freedom of the West sectors but they must be unarmed Durable Mower MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT. M.S. —(.Tj— Fifteen-year-old Cecil Fisk, _•,,. itKinMciiEcr wnm mowed the hay on his father's farm' ?1'^.«1__ "l:j! DI1 * this season with n mowing machine! «•'" i'«nd nn Munith ind w} Legions New HQ Building Is Dedicated ri'! N ? nANAP ° LIS ' i'«t, Aug. 21. ''* j — me American Legion's new national headquarters building was dedicated yesterday with praise an| m v '".I"" , ' C8i0n co"»n»'i^'r, nrt MCNUU> f0r the Lean's and on preparedness. McNutt, war manpower commissioner during world War two des cribed the Legion as "for 3o years ness " V ° 1Cg C1 ' yi ' >l{ '" the wildc r- iU'^.f thc Uillted Statcs "><d a, "^Nation., waved above he told an outdoor audience: \ "Americans love freedom with " . resent any move which of regimentation. "f { I am any judge of temper at the moment it it after mature con ier than emotional judge- ment, they are ready to subirdt. ".^.selves to such controls as are necessary during, hut only durln" the period of national danger •' MfMlld r~,.i...,.j .. _ "« LJ - ASSISTS NSRB HEAD—Robert J. Smith, of Dallas. Tex., has been named as vice chairman of the National Security Resources Board in Washington. W. Sluarl Symington heads the group. Jim Fuchs Bests Shot Put Record get- 60- anger" McNutt restated the Legion's ad- of train- all re- ig and mobilization sources. He continued: ,J' A ," ^"'loin-loving nations and peoples look to us. We are ready ^o support and befriend our allies "1.° C0 ° pera e w »h movements VISBV. Sweden. Aug-. 31. Big Jim Fuchs gradually is ting closer to his goal 'of ; i- foot shot put. The Yale behemoth missed bv less than 15 inches yesterday as he hurled the IG-pound iron ball 53 feet D,M inches. The toss bettered the listed world record of 53 feet 3;8 inch set by Charley Ftmville of Michigan In Fuchs has topped Ponville's toss several times but has never »ot it in the record books. The .$2,5CO,000 structure, built bv (he state of Indiana, was presented by Governor Schricker to George N. Craig of Brazil, ind LceiJn national commander " Korean Radio Tells of Attacks TOKYO. Aug. 11. My_Th. North Korean radio said tonight American and South Korean forces "a r e heavily counterattacking on all sectors. " The broadcast heard here quoted a North Korean army com- munique. It said "American and Syngman remnant forces ai-e 'mobilizing their full strength including air, tank and artillery." Rhee is president of the South Korean i«! machine that is 50 years oltl, bought by his great-grandfather for S50. dogma on Nov. I as a dramatic high. the newlegc of Cardinals thc day before TIRED „„„.,„.„ ™* imr• u aflrn Win.; hd™"^™, il^'lj I •• pfl • wisl """• '''"i" 1 -<"'">"- **™ red fwlinK irona low blootl count lon.cgocaciKi.UlrainhU whftre sue!- ' nfl 1 Republic. North Korean forces met strong resistance inflicting a heavy blow on the u. S. Army 25th division and Marines, the communique said. Air Conditioned By Refrigeration NEW "Your Community Center" MANILA, ARK. Millinees Sat. & Sim. Ph. 58 Monday "711 OCEAN DRIVE" with Edmund O'Brien Tuesday "GOLDEN GLOVES STORY" wllK Rob Rockwell British Labor Party Outlines Successor to Marshall Plan l-ONDOX „. _ „, world plan of mutual aid designed to succeed trio Marshall Plan, when It, expires iu 1952. Tiie proposal was contained in a pamphlet by the party's powerful executive committee. The pamphlet, made public over the weekend, sets forth some of the committee's ideas for a new election platform. Britain, America and other free western nations would contribute to the mutual aid plan. The pamphlet called for armed defenses to resist the on-nish of Communism, but added: "Reliance on armed strength is not enough. Thc democracies must be positive, constructive and progressive, not merely defensive. They should launch a program of mutual aid for world economic development." Britain to "I^ad" Morgan Phillips, party secretary, told reporters Britain would take the lead in planning such a program, He said it would develop the idea—expressed in President Truman's inaugural address _ of helping develop 'backward areas" of thc world. Thc pamphlet, entitled "Labor and the New Society," said "work should start now on the preparation" of the new program, although the Marshall Plan still has some tivo years to run. The pamphlet will be discussed at the party's annual conference in October. After the conference, the executive committee will draw.up ail election platform "the moment ,t is necessary." The pamphlet did not discuss rYance's Schuman plan for pooling Europe's coal and steel. A previous •arty publication on European un- ty rejected any kind of suprana- ional organization which could die- ate economic decisions to member nations. The statement reversed previous abor assertions that Britain could RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. 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