The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 24, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 24, 1950
Page 2
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THURSDAY, AUGUST Z4, 1999 Correspondent Gives Glimpse Of Hell of Fighting in Korea lana. t he passenger seats lia ied out of the little coac By DON WHITF.HF.AI> KOREA -M>,_ The sun shone »ith blazing heat that scorched up the earth and parched the mouths of men who tolled slowly up a hill- sWe with carbines and machine- Runs. It was a hellish day for war. The physical effort of lugging «uns and ammunition up slopes was but there were enemy ma- uii fire and bursting mortars and that molten sun hanging above, Sweat dripped from men's faces, Blislened on arms and soaked into fatigue B arb. The heat was a living thing that embraced you with smothering fierceness. It drew sweat from foiling men and drained strength from limbs. It was as much the enemy as the Communists In the battle for another ridge top. Above us our pliines roared In to strafe and rocket the enemy. They a'ere wonderful, those fly boys. do- Ing a magnificent job of supporting the aitack and putting their lives on the line to do it. »e.-ilh Clean for \F Jt iva.s cool up there. It was cool atlci clean. There was no dust and heat and dirt. There was no searing sun in the cockpit to drink the water from your body with a consuming thirst. And if death came . - . it was clean and quick. But on the hillside, the earth infantry toiled up and up in the face and enemy fire and the heat — nnd pushed forward Gorl only knows by what force of courage anrf determination. And then Ihe wounded began coming down the hill. A soldier cam= down, walking with the limber legs of a drunken man, supported by two of his comrades. His face was almost purple and his <!%$ were glazed and unseeing. • The heat got him." a buddy said "• - . that damned heat." They then brought another one down. He was on a stretcher. Four South Korean youths carried the litter, trying hard not to hurt, [tie man who moaned in pain. And behind them came others. Some managed to hobble down alone, bul most of them were being helner down with their torn legs and twisted arms and bloodstained faces. Tile medics did what they c.ouk except one at the aid station. They bandaged wounds, eased the suffering with drugs and poured plasma into the veins of those whose own blood had gushed onto the battlefield. And then the u-onnded were car ried back down the dusty road the' had walked over a few hours be tore. Back they went in ambu lances—and some by helicopter—1< nn advance hospital. Doctors mend ed the broken bodies as best the could. That night I sat in a darkene. hospital train which would tak them lo a bigger anci better hospi tal in another part of this tortured land. had been — -- — —-~ oaches and racks had been built to hold the stretchers. The ambulances rolled up alongside the train and the wounded were lifted out and carried gently into the cars. Glimpse of Hell Most of the wounded were still now. They were deep in sleep beneath the merciful peace brought by the drugs, most of them. A few stirred restlessly. One man whose face was swathed in bandages strii^- gled to get out of the litter. Tils medics pressed him back while a young doctor gave him another shot of morphine. Gradually he became quiet. Then came the walking wounded I with bandaged heads and arms anci ' legs. There were no more stretchers so they filed Into a bare railroad car and eased themselves onto the hard floor. A soldier came around with a blanket for each of them— Young Lady Profits l| Choosing Draughon Miss Jane Ford '.' is another youngf lady who has made a place for herself in the business world as • result of Draughon training. She is the daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Ford, Little Rock, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Bald Knob H i g h School, Miss Ford realized that she- needed specialized training in order to obtain the type of employment sh« was seeking. She entered Draughon School of Business; upon completion of their Secretarial Course, she secured a secretarial position with Quinn Glover «nd Carl Langston, Attorneys. One purpose of the Draughon School is to prepare young men and young women of good edu- ~'on for positions of trust and onsibility. Every Draughon student is taught business as business is done in the business world. bjr thoroughly trained and experienced instructors. Also, Draughon conducts a systematic Free Employment Service to assist Us graduates in obtaining the more preferred type of positions. The Draughon School of Business is the only private business college in Arkansas that is fully accredited and approved by the State Department of Education. In continuous operation since 1901, Draughon's is one of the oldest business training schools in the South, and points with pride to more than 50,000 graduates. If you desire information regarding any branch of business training, you are invited to write DRAUGHON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, Little R«lf, Arkansas. There • no oNi*a*io« whatever part. A BRIDGE GOES UP "DOWN UNDER"-Aus<rali a n engineers, slated to join UN forces fighting in Korea shortly, intensify their training while on maneuvers. Here they guide a section of a pontoon bridge into place. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the ndersigned Commissioner in Chancery will, on the 19th day of September, 1950, at the South tioor of the Court House in the City of Blythevllle, Arkansas, between the liours of ten o'clock A.M., and two o'clock P.M.. offer for sale at public auction to Ihe highest bidder, upon a credit of three (3) months the following lands: The South Half of Lot One <1) Block Three 13) Davis Second Addition to the City o'f Slythe- ville, Arkansas; The East Half of Section Twelve (12) Town-hip Fourteen (14) North Range Twelve (12) "I'm sorry." the soldier said, we're out of blankets. I'm sorry." The wounded '.man said. "That's all right. Mac. Don't worry about rne." "Well. I'm sorry." the soldier said. Just after midnight the train began moving—taking the men back to a life that never would be the same for most of them. And that is a glimpse Into the hell of this war. East (240 acres more or less), Mississippi County, Arkansas. Said sale is made pursuant l< the Order of the Chancery Com of the Chickasawba District of Mis sissippi County. Arkansas of dat of August 16, 1950 in partition pro ceeding wherein W. C. Gates et a were plaintiffs and Emma Wetse Crouch el al were .defendants. Purchaser at such sale will be re quired to give note with approvc( security for the purchase price. Dated this the nth day of Aug list, I960. Harvey Morris, Commlssione 8J17-2 More Bargains at Goodrich! Several used Refrigerators utd Ranges In excellent condition, priced from $35. Set thes« mt The B. F. Goodrich Store 417 W. Main Phone 6331 'ew Teachers Need '•Ip Says Council HEW YORK <AP)-Th« bcgin- ng teacliei- needs «.s much help • the beginning pupil, says the :etropo!ilan School Study Council, group or supevinUndent.s nnil ipervisors of school system* In and ound New York. In K booklet, "The Newly Ap- •omled Teacher." they cite a new encher's nerds to know how to deal ith liclinvior problems. • Say* the xnuicil: "The new teacher should Je helped to recognize symptoms f pupils' maladjustment. ... He lay, at first, confuse youthful nils nief and exuberance with the lore serious problems, and this loo « needs guidance." The council says lie should be elped to find living quarters unc! o make social contacts. He should earn about his special assignments nd special duties. Opportunities or professional advancement and enure and pension rights should M explained. ATHLETES FOOT GERM HOW TO KILL IT IN ONE HOUR F NOT PLEASED, your 40e back from ny tlniKBlM. T-4-1, Is specially made nr HIGH CONCENTRATION Unclllm <i alcohol bnse glvts SITIU PENK I'KATING pO*'«r Kills IMBEDDED enns on coulact NOW ftl Klrby (rothers Drug Stortr PAGE THREE These Changing Times EDMONDON, Alia. —IIP)— Steel Birders uldn't move as fast to ttie Job when they were building the MacDonald hotel here 38 years ago THIS LITTLE PIC HAS SIX—Shown ns H was lieir, s (cd by its owner, John Thomas of licllsvillc, Md., this liny pjg, horn with a pair of extra legs, is expected to grow to adulthood without mishap now that veterinarians have performed a minor operation on k. NU-WA PHONE 4474 Laundry & Dry Cleaning A MTTEH LAUNDRY as they are moving today toward the hotel's 300-room extension. Joseph Smith had a hand In both Jobs. Today he Is moving the steel by truck from the railway yard — 38 years ago he hauled all of It with horses and oxen. HOW'S YOUR SPEEDOMETER? To be ore It'i working right, drift tm io amr • hop and we'll ch«k II orer. 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