The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1950 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 22, 1950
Page 9
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TUESDAY, AUGUST. '«, 1950 Korean Roadblock Wiped Out Behind American Lines BLVTHEVILLB. (ARK.) COURIER NEWS "~»y auer it. ha lied tupplles to t • /fl^ >»'<> ho ., Amriiean force. »>• BON Wli!T£]IEAD « ,„ ™ °' S ' 27TH REGIMENT IN KOREA, Aug. 22. -WA. Red Korean roadblock two miles be.~™. American lines and 10 miles north ot Taegu was wiped out *»»y after it had stymied all al""""-- 'a the central battle- hours. Vn.j, ----».. .orces knocked out the •ter Jim Under heavy enemy artlu r he Red drive toward Taegu 'red through the fourth day ;. ? Americans ana South Koreans MUlmg to stem the main North Korean force. 12 miles north ot the city. . Red snipers and gunners slipped across the ridges and raked the ™>n American supply road with nullets. others dropped mortar Into American artillery no- sitlons and suppl.- areas that, would « considered safe in any normal The main American positions ntid steady under pressure or three «*d divisions now identified as the Wti, Third and First. But the road 0 Taegu was under fire by small •nemy groups as much as three Mies behind the front. Snipen Active I visited the forward battalion •oi American troops for six hours .ourtag the day. But I spent half • «]( time diving for cover from ,*neray machlnegun fire or lying in • ditch with sniper bullets whipping .to* weeds along the road. • This Illustrates the type of war- ,J«r» along the entire front and '" en 'he so-called "rear areas." -These become Isolated battle,»rounds. forcing engineers, artil- lery;||g and supply personnel to lassu^ the role ot infantrymen. The Reds made a frontal attack ^on the first battalion of the 27th regiment. American tanks fought it .put with the enemy at 400 yards. American armor scored a clean cut victory. The Americans knocked out Jour .Unlcs in this battle. Tankmen and artillery each accounted for two. Infantrymen also destroyed a North Korean, self-propelled gun »ith 3.5-lnch rocket fire. No American tanks iv.i-e hit.' In three nights American forces nave knocked out 10 enemy tanks There were nine North Korean wnks In today's tank battle. The Communist roadblock was on we same road the Reds had tried to come down toward Taegu for the last ; few .days. American po- iltions -were -reported under very heavy artillery tire during the tie- up and.» number of troops and correspondents were in a precarious Position unUl the >oad W43 reopen- 6d. i|\v*'.''1.1.'. ';• ;.. V *. L •,'-• ' ' Khama Beginning Exile with Bride SOUTHAMPTON, Eng., Aug 22 <AP)— Seretse Khama. king of the Bamangwato tribe, arrived bv plane with his white queen and their 3-months old daughter yesterday to enter an exile imposed by the British government. Khama has been barred from the tribal area in Africa's Bechuana- land because of unrest caused by hU marriage to Ruth Williams. 24- year old former London typist. He has since made peace with iiis Wide, Tshekedi Khama, leader of the opposition, and has hopes that he will be returned to th throne. 'Jap Gives Token Of Appreciation •I, TOKYO, Aug. 22. W) _ General iMacArthurs headquarters today revived 1,000. yen (about J3> from a ^te-.:-. > A Hr*». Mr '. ...'•. • NO STARCH. PLEASE-Two G.l.'s ot the 1st Cavalry Division discuss the handling of their laundry will, the proprietor *• higk class" laundry in South Korea. Quick delivery was probably the point they wanted to put across. i Japanese with this notation: "A token of gratitude for the services and sacrifices on the Korean battlefront." The anonymous donor suggested t!ie money be spent, for flowers for soldier graves. It was turned over to the American Red Cross. Al Hazan. Arab astronomer of a thousand years ago, LS credited with being the first to suggest ;iie use of spectacles for correction of Jailing eyesight. Real Bargains Several used Bicycles at prices from 55 to $25. They won't last long at these prices. The B. F. Goodrich Store 417 \\. Main Phone 6331 your tire headquarters \ i jof sometn/ngt \ /• WHANOY 6'CAN CARTONS l3et a Studebaker and get w more trucker the money! f>-^3tS^< -_—^_ * A n plus"of extra-value features! From 2 ton d« wn („ ft Ion pick-ups thert't > Studebaker truck justrightforoimdtcdt of hauling needs. Choke of two great S. Icbaker truck cngincl for superb, low cost performance. «b wrth head room, hip room, leg room fo, ' L • ntl «'«' «"f««y «tep« . . . "Liff-ttie-hood" y ^ •°* i "*' ''« nm ° n ' in»triim.n1 ponel wiring " T t " <rt J l " hiOB ' ' ' TW ° '"'-""(rolled floor ' Iw ; b< ""-i" window wmgi . . . Duofwind- . 1 • • • Two «"". r»»»t and sun visort . . . Cob ligm wrm rwnd and automatic door twite het . . Traht- ' .frong K-member «»y-ridin 9 IpfingJ vc-iiable-ratio U ." 1 ' tMrn8 W l«Y«rw«« for easier turn-orounds and parino HAMBJLIN SALES FIRST TRUCKS WITH I" Vt tan «»d >/, 1.x mixi.h •< ,**• Studcbal-Tr's >utomatic overdrive transmission increases ga> milengc— reduces engirt wtar. COMPANY STVDEBA UCKS... NOTED FOR LOW COSf Shapely Solly Rand Married TOLEDO. O., Aug. 22. (/Ft— Sally Rand, the shapely, veteran f»n dancer, is honeymooning today with her manager, Harry Flnkelsteln. They were innrried yesterday by a Justice of the peace. Miss Ranrl appearing with nn outdoor show, listed her age as 46. Finkelsteln said he Is 40 and has owned three New York niRht clubs, the 31 Club, the Mnrdl Cms and the Ringside Club. He has been married twice before. The dancer gnvc Helen Gould Beck as her real name and said she was horn In Hickory County. Mo. She listed one previous marriage, to Thurkel Greenough, described as a Montana bronco buster. PAGE MINI STAMP OF APPROVAL—The Saar postal administration h*c issued this new 25-franc stamp to mark the Saar's admission to th« Council of Europ*. II shows a cathedral standing out from part at the globe containing European Council natloru, the year 1950 on the pages of history and a scroll noting the Saar/s admission to th* Council. The Saar also issued a timilar, 200-lranc, airmail »Ump. Foyetteville Said To Want KTHS HOT SPRINGS, Ark, Aug. M. (*) —The Hot Springs Sentlnel-Reeord •ays Fayettevllle would like to hare radio station KTHS If Hot Spring! loses It. The newspaper reported today that a group of Fayettevllle businessmen, unidentified by name U Interested in moving the station to the northwest Arkansas city and operating It In connection with the University of Arkansas. KTHS owners have asked Federal Communications Commission authority to move the station to Ut- tle Rock. A previous application for removal to West MemphU wu rejected. Easter week Is the Big Urn. lor fireworks In Latin America. will Arkansas telephone HERE'S mi THE GREATER MKANSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM WOULD DO Improve and expand tervice in oil 77 exchanges the company operates, and build more long d'iitorce linej between them. Mns dial service fo oil 22 •xchangei where customers still lurn the crartk to get the operator— plu« nin« other exchanges where particular need •xistv Speed the coming of d'ial service for all the remaining manual exchanges. Bring service to 8,000 families now wailing und 3,600 more who apply every month. Meet fully (he present demand for service from rural areas, adding thousands more rural telephones to tie lown and country closer together. Meet th« needs of 15,000 party-line customers now waiting for individual or two-party lines. Restore the compony'» "readiness to serve" u> you con get the service you want . . . when and where you want it...without unr»a«onobte delay. people of Arkansas would have much to gain from the $35 million which the telephone company proposes to spend by the end of 1953 in the Greater Arkansas Telephone Program, To people throughout the rtate, it would bring more and better telephone service. And It would also mean more jobs, more money in circulation, more business for local merchant. Just one obstacle rtands in the path of that program — tlie company's present, depression-level earnings which are completely inadequate to attract the necessary millions of dollar] in new investment money. Postwar growth has not brought prosperity. Instead, earnings on telephone investment in Arkansas have sunk to less than 2^ on the dollar-below the lowest point in the depression. And they are still going down. The reason, jimply stated, ls that we are faced with an added plant cost of J412 for each new telephone compared with an average investment of $227 per telephone before the war. Only the prospect of reasonable earnings can Justify investing the added millions required for the Greater Arkansas Telephone Program. And only higher rales can make such a prospect possible, SOUTHWESTEriN BELL TELEPHONE CO. A CREATtt ARKANSAS MUDS A GREATER ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM

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