The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1950 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 30, 1950
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WTOKTOPAT, ATJCTST 50, 48-Year-OM Vet Of Pacific War Back in Fleet MUr Wt%« Sitrvivfd :eupati0n Era t* S*nrk« . Ore.. Aug. M. <AP) —The Tankee aallor who lived like fcobinaon Cn»o* while aunrivini! •* JapaneM occupied Ouam in World War n rtu gone back to the fle«. '. •»rly George Ray Tweed, now 48 »M a navy veteran of 33 years. ha< been recalled to active duty »ll*f two years as a lUtesid* landlubber. He return* aa a chief electronic, technician. >ventu«lly, Tweed may be a.1- <i«ned to the far wnttern Pacific, where he once was known a* the "Ohost of Guam." He was then a wraith-like island fugitive from a feared enemy. When the Japanese overwhelmed the tiny American force on Guam In the months after Pearl Harbor. Tweed eluded capture. He was the only American to survive there until the Stars and Stripes v/ere again hoisted over the island. Aided by Native* With the aid of natives, he man- •grd to stay alive for 33 montlts. He slept in cave* and moved his hideout when enemy patrols came too close to his jungle trails. Pour y«ara ago, Tweed rewarded one of the native.'. He sent a new automobile to Antomo Arteio. who had . for more than a year while from (he Japanese, few days prior to the American recapture of Guam, Tweed v.'a-s «natched from the Island in a daring re-cue. F'e was able to give the U.S. Fleet »tal Information about rnemy defenses. Inter he was awarded the Legion of Merit Mid promoted to the rank of Iteutena'it. Retired With Family H» retired to civilian life two years ago, purchasing a bowling alley in the southern Oregon city of Grants Pass and lived there with his wife and two young children. Six weeks ago. sailor Tweed lied himself ckxer to the landlubber's life—or so he thought. He bought a ten acre farm. Then came Uncle Sam'* orders— and yesterday Tweed reported here for examination and today W in Seattle for fleet luvdgnmen*. cotmre* f6-Y ear-Old Veteran of Korea Wonders About High School M, >i I'f^ f ". -'V- CHARLESTON, W, Va.,: Au«. >«• I—iuxlnejr Allison' Keller fought In Korea for 41 day». Then the Army somehow found i« was only U years old and shipped hEtn home. Now, this veteran of th« Naktorvg River line U back In civvies. His bif problem right now to trying n decide whether to go i '* c ' c *" high school. Rodney said he and his buddies n the 24th Infantry Division look- ex! upon the campaign. a& something of a joke when they lat'.ded on July a. They soon learn»d It waa just u (rim aa war i* auppoted to be. Of the delaying action, he said: "Sometimes a man would become hysterical Uoin fright and str.i I running to the rear. Then fear would spread k> a few of hit bud- dt»s until the whoU outlit •*« running and th* officers with .hem." The o-prrvaU praised the fight- iR riualitlM of tK* *c\r,h Korean*. Atlantic Council Diplomats to M»»t WASHINGTON, Aug. *». — Foreign ministers of the U-nation North Atlantic council will meet In New York Sept. 15-1«, the State Department annoui>ced yesterday. The North Atlantic Council dep utles, now meeting 1" London, an making preparations for the eouncl session. •)VCw*MVv _ f $20,000; It Or«y« M« Craty' HEW BKDPOKD. Mas*.. AH(. M '*"J—D«rW Uimlaruky becaun* th* legal owner ye*t*nUy ot |X>.*0* he found a year ago—but, fee aaya, ": drivini me craay." "Half the people In the country are trriin to «Mt» tn* am<,,,. • nt said. "And the other ka« wmjil lo help me spend H. "I haven't slept tor four 4a>«. be better off If I'd never fou«4 she stuff." l.umbnskr. a former manager of boxers, found the money oa a road- .slde last Aug. J». No one hai esUb- liihed a lecal claim to It. He b«- csme the owner jrwterdar under siat; law. Harbor Hunt Continues on Mississippi Parents Deny Daughter's ftom«rn«* Kin* Farouk July 14, Bastille Day, U rrasoc'a "Fourth at July". Tenn,, AUJ. JO. (*)— Ot»««rveri lor the Baton Rouge, L»., ••»., «»iln»«i.d Mnclal** left for Hri«»«. Ark., yesterday lo con ttaue their survey of narbui' Jar. i.ilin along the ulishslppl River. The troup, led bjr Rep. James I. UorrUon (D-I*.>, tom'ed the IM.aW.MM Memphis harbor project to "steisl some Ideas," From Helena they expect to travel to Greenville, Hisv. and move on to Vlcks- \xar| tomorrow. The x°j«ot eyed by asiodatiot: members were alms it i:il!tzlng president's Island »< a site lor industrial plants, closing off a 'chute" of of the Mississippi River lo provide an Ideal harbor to serv< th* plants PARIS, Aug. 30. W>-A prettr, 11- year old St. lx)iils. Mo., girl was al Deanvllle tile «nme Mm* beauty- lovljig King Furouk of Exypt was there, but. her family salrt yesterday nny tntk linking the K i r | to the BKyptfen Xing romantically was on'.y imbliclty. The shapely blonde. Mini! Mcriarl, t» now at Blarrltp with her parents, MV. and Mrs. William Medart, end her 20-year-old brother Ed. They recently s|wnt twn v,eeks «t Oemi- Tiie V'!»"«l H«s In the Mi.»U<i[p»l, Just below lh« Memphis waterfront. Representative Morrison said the Baton KoiiKe plan involves dredg- IIIK a nhnnnel that will allow barge tows lo reassemble their tow in ft river harbor sheltered rrom strong currents, Rttlniatori cost: $3,000,000. rill.. Klnf pM««fe •( pened to be Ui«re too. TSU tad reports that the yotuw iWt V*4 become a friend o* the )'«wic aMa>- arch. Mrs. Medart "Id a4 D«MITM« just before Ihe famllf left for Blar- rii/. that none of the«a h«l aMi th* Xing although they had task** with several members of the roreU party, .Slit said a prm a«*rvt h«4 i..sued an unauthoriaed report kh*A Mln-A had met the ktnc and ha« later recaived rlnwert from him, This wu puMUh»4l la Trench papers. wmviM STOMACH win VN n( VIW1, ^»tiT. juic*. », lh« ««ak»i(xl blood : ^ RUIDOWI S.S.S. Ite Fmmi riM, IM TiiU Nr n ta> LETTER TAUNTS PARENTS—A few days alter receiving official notice of their son's death In the Korea fighting, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kabfllen of Cleveland, O., received a note. It said: "Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Kabaten: We want to let you know we are very happy that all Wall Street tools get killed In Korea. Very truly, The American Working, People." Mr. Kabalen's anguished face, shows how much the poison-penned letter lias added to his heartbreak. The postmark: on the envelope showed that the note had been mailed only a few short hours after the story of S«t. Kabalen's heroic death appeared in local newspapers. McMath's Former Law Partner Gets Army Call HOT SPRINGS. Aug. 30. (AP) — Lieut. Colonel David B. Whittington, foi'mer law partner of Goc. Sltl McMath, has been called to active duty by the army. He has assumed command of the 322nd Heavy Tank Battalion which has headquarters at Pine Bluff. The unit is scheduled to leas'e for training soon. • During World War II Col. Whll- tingUm served as an American lia- sion officer on Viscount Bernard Montgomery's British staff. I itr«nts Lock HAMBURG — f.<P|— The chief o< n band of car thieves. .. now serving hi* sentence in an Offenburg jail, haa invented 3 "theft ; proof" lock ff^Kars, the "Hamburg Abendbltvtf re?K-t«d. The reformed ., oar thief want* to patent hl« invention, the paper aald. . " " -•i**^''"yV-"-'-' ECZEMA ITCH Got yo« elowfiT Try RESINOL OINTMINT F*r Ung-lattir.f relief No Extra Charge for Credit n u r. i n s Drcifttt Congratulates the "New" New York Store Why is it necessary to increase rates when the telephone system is expanding so rapidly? You have a lot of new customers.,. why do you have to raise rates? The telephone installer says ... Sounds itrange at first, but th* >iK>r« new customers we connect to th« company's lines here m Arkansas, the less we earn on every dollar invested in Arkansas. The expenses of giving good service have gone up a lot since prewar days-more than $10 l /2 million a year. But our big problem is the increased cost of adding new telephones and all trie poles, wire, switching equipment, and other facilities it takes lo serve them. Just three years ago, when we applied for the rales yon now pay, the equipment hack of each telephone cost, on the average, $223. Last year It cost $4] 2 ! n added plant for every new telephone. Every time w» add a customer »t present day costs, our return on each dollar inveited goen down. And w« have no alternative but to ke«p on expanding as long as more people want telephones. We earned less than two cents on • each dollar invested in Arkansas last year — and that figure is still going down as we spend more dollars for new plant as the number of new customers goes tip. That's why it is so extremely important that rates be increased before we can turn on the green light and go ahead with the $38 million Greater Arkansas Telephone Program. Many millions of people's savings will need to be invested in telephone iccurities. And people won't put up the money unless they se« prospects for reason- abl« earnings. Would you? K MEAJER ARKANSAS NEEDS A SREAJER ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM

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