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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER ' TIKDOMTMAMT VOL. XLVI—NO. 153 — - — _ BlythevilU Daily Mew* courier - laiaaluippi Valley Blyu»Tiik Harald TH'POMTKAHT KEWSTAM* OF HOUTMArT AEKAHW AND •O TO «A»T MHMOCT.I BWHBV1LLE, ARKANSAS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1950 TANK-LED ALLIES CAPTURE SEOUL SUBURB ~ — ——— — — : ~^—' ^^^Wlll Acheson Proposes U.S.-German 'Army U: S. Marines Seize Kimpo Atiant,cCoundr f 7~7. ~~~^ ~-^™™^=7 ~ Airfield While Full-Scale UN Offensive Moves Along Line By IjEIK FRipYCnv ^^ • ^^^ ?l'S~IT1m n . '.-. •'•»«v/*v.-3^Jf*| Hears P/on to Defend Europe By JOHN H1GHTOWER N'E\V YORK, Sept. 16i (AP) —An histovic American •• ...... •*•*•,•>. <iiuv.i».nii [jiu- posal to include United States Senate-House Conferees Agree on Red 'Hobbles' WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. Wj^Benate-House conferees have ten tatively iiEreed on the final terms on a bill »imed at hobhllnc Com in If ftS and of Western E the Noi'th Council today. The plan demanded one of the gravest decisions from the Atlantic Alliance since it came into being. \ The plan was outlined to the council lat« yesterday by Secretary of State Dean Acheson, who presented It as a one-package deal. He told the representatives of the other 'eleven Atlantic powers lat the . united Stales is reads- take the revolutionary step la its own foreign policy and assign troops to a European force, provided the' other nations take other steps necessary to assure an adequate defense. Among these other steps, Acheson explained, the united states considers it essential to include provision for the formation and arming of German units with, however, the limitation that they should not - constitute a German national army ? nd should be entirely subject- to tie control of the proposed allied command. ; Diplomats Are Hopeful Today is the second and. accord- Ing to schedule, the last day of the 12-natlon council's session here. American diplomats were hopeful that the proposals which Acheson laid down woxjld win acceptance by . tonight. Yesterday's closed T door meetings were authoritatively described as having produced no evi- -. dence of: basic disagreement, although since Acheson was the last of the ministers to speak, their re- V' ! 2n..tO > hli presentation ijould not ^b« judged fully *"%* Of, Here are the salient points of tne American plan, according to fullj- infomed Diplomatic sources 1—Creation of a central mte- giated Western European delense foice under the command staff head ed by a supreme commander Stronger U S Army 2—Assignment, to this force of national contingents of all the'dif- ferent Atlantic treaty nations spe clftcally Including a substmitially re-enforced American army in Europe. 3-^Employment of all the avi'h. able manpower which can be mustered, including troops from Western Germany. 4—Reorganisation of the Atlantic Treaty machinery to provide ior supervision of production of arms and equipment, according to a system of priorities. 5—Establishment of financial cooperation machinery, with the Unit. etl States prepared to help step up the arms output of any nation which already is making a maximum effort with Its own resources. ^ "H'ill-lo-Reslsl" Honc« Acheson told the council meeting that one great aim of the American plan which he laid dpwn with President Truman's authorization is to develop in Europe a strong \viil- to-resist by providing the means of resistance. The United States, he niafle clear. Is interested in achieving that objective by all-out measures but is not interested in making an inadequate effort to accomplish It by half-way measures By far the most controversial ol Ihe points is that dealing with limited German rearmament. Achcsni said the principle shculd be accepted now, but that it would be many months before German units coul< be raised, trained, and brought to the point of readiness to receive combat equipment. Therefore, he argued, the Atlantic Treaty Allie.- whose armament programs already arc .well advanced have an auto- •matlc priority over whatever units may be formed in Western Germany, munist activities In this country , [or >f habeas corpus-of dangerous Reds in time of invasion, in surrection in the cause of a foreign power, or rebellion. The conferee reportedly turned down * Senate proposal for internment power al an iline the country Is at war. * Broadly, however, the compromise bill follows terms of a Senate approved Communist control bi adopted earlier in the week; Th House had passed a sharply differ ent anti-Communist measure earlier , McCarran Forbids Terms Senator McCanan (D-Nev), con ference chairman, forbade offlcla announcement of the terms. He sai he won't consider a real agreemen has been reached until the last ''TIS crossed, and the last conferee ha 'igned the recommendations prob ibly Monday. The measure . thci vould go to the House, which ha igreed to vote on nolhing befor Wednesday. Informed senators said this I what the measure's Internment pro visions will do: I. The attorney general, on com plaint showing "reasonable cause dangerou Way Near Clear For Marshall Congress Okays Measure to Permit Special Entrance B.V JACK WASHINGTON. Sept. 16. The way was almost clear today for Gen. George C. Marshall t" take over as secretary of defense. Riding down Republican opposi lion, Congress voted yesterday t shatter a long-time precedent and let a military man—instead of a civilian—enter the cabinet as bos of a military department. Only President Truman's certain approval of this action and equally certain Senate confirmation o Marshall's nomination remain be fore Marshall can step in. The House voted, 220 to 105, ap proval of a bill, requested by Mr Truman, to amend the Armed Services Unification Act Marshall—and only lit— ™ ^ tu ,,, c secretary of defense. This 1941 law permit becom Weothei ternoon, tonight and Sunday Not much change in temperatures iMiMOuri forecast: partly cloudy northeast, elsewhere mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday; scattered tliimdershowers south and occa- ?.' „ !F ht ?" n northwest portion; little change m temperature; near TO " '° "' hl * n Sunday Minimum this morning—59 Maximum iesterdny—75. Sunset today—<!. 07 Sunrise tomorrow—5-43 today—none " >ff> 1 *lne* j, n 1-52 os . for had specified that only a civilian could hold the post ' Y^fprc if f/->M tfo H au amendment etp'r'esoin. „« ^,. t iment of Congress that Marshall s appointment. must not be followec by the nomination of another mil itary man'when he retires. Accepting this added safeguard without debate the Senate a couple of hours later voted 47 to 2! to send the bill on to President Truman Ihe Presidents signature on the bill will open the way for Marshall's formal nomination to succeed Louis A. Johnson who resigned early this week. Johnson had been sharply criticized by a number of congressmen and others for what they called America's lack of military preparedness for war in Korea. Overwhelming senate approval o Marshall's nomination Is expected since even many of those who voted against changing the law pratied Marshall highly. For the 69-year-old retired general, the defense post will become the second he has held In President Truman's cabinet since his retirement as army chief of staff 'after World War n. The first was secretary of state. Before that he had been sent to China as a special envoy. . ,' : Marshall's service (n the latter post brought a bitter attack on hin yesterday by Senator Jenncr (R- Jenner linked Marshall to the Yalta. Tehran and Potsdam decisions which he said had given Russia half the world without a fight He also criticized Marshall's mediation proposal four years ago that Chinese Communists be brought in to the Chinese government. "George Marshall Is not only will mg. he Is eager to play the role o a front tnnn for traitors" Jenne shouted. "The truth is this is no new role for him. for Gen. Georg C. Marshall is a living He. built up to the point wherTpre^i' dent Truman has called him th greatest living American and 01 been 0 " 10 '' hand ' everylnin & ne ha has helped betray his solemn {rus'l and set the stage for the stagger mg Soviet victory that Is sweeplni across the earth" Dcnhom Resigns NLRB Position WASHINGTON, Sep*. li (AP) — Rol«rt N. Dtnham ml rued by Kel>lloi» t, eff«ll« .t „ »f the S-.tlon Board. The rei.lm.tloi, (he close of «,,, In an richanse of letter! made public by the While Ho.-*, I>en- h»m reviewed it lenjlh his differences with (he toart „„ ,«- minlstratloi, , B ^ InterpretallOB of the Taft-Hartkey Art. Congress in Recess WASHINGTON, Sept. ,f*l» ?'l'" der "« h «n' i ust legislation, congress night gave up hope of starting an extended vacation Ihi, weekend. In- felead both House, recessed until Monday. U. r*>- Of last tar suspicion, could „.„, uansuroi. Reds or other subversive character thrown into jail lo be held inden nitely with or without trial. No Habeas Corpus I. The President, under the same :onditlons—invasion. Insurrection o -eoellion—could suspend the rlgh of habeas corpus. That Is the lega device for forcing a court hearing on whether a Jailed or imprisoned person is unlawfully held. 3. The internees would have re :o»rse of appeal lo examiners, and next to a review or detention board the ..findings of which could be re versed by either the attorney gen- !r»l-or:.the:c6iir.ts undue lime 4. The" internees could not be confined «t.Shard labor." Other provisions reportedly astreed on would (a, rfculrTlKe regt ra Urn ^ of Communist or Communist front groups, (o > oar such n , from employment on national oe- ren« projects, and (c) stiffen penalties for. conspiracy to overthrow he government. The measure rejects proposals that ro mere membership i n an' tion declared subversive government organiza- would te 5 4 re Injured By Tornado Oklahoma SASAKWA. Okla.'. Sept. 16. W>,rive persons were injured by a tor "«terdav e *h,™"no " Wth "' '-" e '"' town 1 " 151 " t °" a l ratn '' l hrougii'th VS^aWiife* miles I '°° 0 n °" ulation - ' boma City. 5 ° ^' c ' a No estimate of damage has beci iafl ?- ™° re 'nan a dozen houses h ii Borage and two bus! »£X M,, '" ES wcrc lcvcle tl or dam aged All power lines should be re stored bv tonight. The storm formed southwest o wsin' •° 1 '^ Sma11 ' cction of ">' ?fT" a V " ca ™ a 'nd C 'blcw r °UcH "o'l aflei hitting a car louse north of town occurrco. Dunklin County Soldier Killed Dunklin County, M O ., soldier listed by ihe Defense Depart"""' toda y was killed In action and H> and a farm ,-hcre"a,,' another was reported wounded. Pic. Edward E. Harber, son o '["• V"" Harber of Arbyrd ha been killed in action In Korea, Listed as wounded was Pfc, AI ro J- Armstrong, son of Mrs. Bese M. Armstrong of Route 3, Ken Soybeans CHICAGO, Sept. 16. <,?v- Clos- ng Soybean Quotations: High Low Close , v 24P.4 239',i 240-39 "ah ona: 242 *>'•"' Mar May 246',i 245 245-45 New York Cotton NEW YORK. Sept. 16. OT-Clos- ng cotton quotations: _ . High Low Close °f l 4120 4110 4114. 7 C . 4121 4105 4111 /J ch 4124 4107 4108 M *y 4089 4083 408.3 J|7 • 4030 40CJ 4005 IJCt i... 3514 3S5I 3557 ' 3537 35M 350* ~<i^ .^T~~ t— J: £ L PP- E TROTTER—Bob, Ihe pet puppy of British Pvl. Tim Hulclnngs of Kings Cross, London, has done a lot of (raveling for a pup his age. Mulchings brought Bob all the way from Hong Kong lo Ihe Naklong River fronl in Korea, where both are picp-Iretl to dig in and stay for a while. (NEA-Acme Telephofo by Staff Correspondent Stanley Tretick.) . Brave Ships, Blander Tell Story of: Invasion ABOARD THE FLAGSHIP OF JOINT TASK TORCE SEVEN OFF INCHON, Korea Sept ,« f^_ The landing at Inchon in a laige part Is the story of six brave little ship, and a .wonderful blunder The North Koreans made the Blunder. Tu* Utlta thins, the big on It •''A chain of events started,hy six ships led directly to the tory of Inchon. In the' entrance to Inchon harbor, and commanding approaches to it. 1.5 the island of Wolmi. It Is a wooded island shaped like an oyster shell. From the beaches, the ground-rises 300 feet to a rounded top. A stone causeway connects the island to the Tnchon waterfront. Wolml was the key to the entire operation. Before the main attack on Inchon could begin, Wolml had to be taken. In an order issued' before the battle. Rear Adm. James- H. I3oyle, commander of Task force' 00, said: "This mission (Wolnii) must be successfully completed at any cost Failure will seriously jeopardbx: or even prevent the major amphibious assault on Inchon. Therefore, press the assault with the utmost vigor despite loss or difficulty." A big question loomed—what did Die North Koreans have on Wolml to defend it? How many guns? How big? Where? Six brave little ships—six destroyers—were, sent to find out. Vice Ailiii. Arthur D. Strublc. commander of Joint Task Force Seven, ordered a "reconnaissance In force.' Mission l« I>raw Fire The mission frankly was to draw fire from Wolml—the more tire the better. A destroyer's armor is three- eighlhs of an Inch thick. Practt- ally anything stronger than a lingshot will pierce It. On the morning ol Sept. 13, "D day minus two." the six brave little hips, moving In column, and slow- y. sailed into Ihe narrowing chan- Onc anchored oil the southern ace of the island. Three passed hrough the neck of Ihe channel to lie other side. Two remained In he channel. None was more than a mile from he beaches and some wcre 1,000 ards—two-thirds of a mite. They wcre "sitting ducks." That's what they were meant to be, juicy argcts for the concealed guns on he shore. From all over the elbow of the hannel farther down, thousands of Inoculnrs were trained on them See SHIPS on rift It) Oil Men Watch; U.S. Controls Offices Hopeful Voluntary Measures To Halt Regulation WASHINGTON, Sept. l«. (APJ Oil men arc keeping a watchful eye on the tightening of economic controls, hoping voluntary mens ures may forestall or minimize leg ulations for their Industry. The oil field materials commit tee of the Independent Petrohim Association of America met this week in Fort Worth to discuss the situation. Encouraged by the attitude of the exa* meeting. IPAA Gcneril Counsel Kiusell B. Brown returned here contemplating talks with sice representatives. He hope* the tw industries :can get together on ; allocation and distribution plan. Five I'olnl Program A five-point program was enriors ed by the IPAA: 1. Determination and allocation uy the steel industry of an arte quate supp>y o: the strategic n-cta tubular goods and other needs o the oil Industry. . ' ' 2. Distribution by the petroleun industry iUclf of steel good* only where they arc In immediate dc mand, for ihe purpose of preventlni any accumulation of scarce stocks. 3. Recognition of the needs of small Independent operators w |» can't plan their activities far ahrad 4. Discourage individual producer, from accumulating or holding un nece.wary stockpiles of steel gonds s. Sponsor studies and invcftiiia- tions lo learn better methods ol operating and'Improvising lewen steel requirements. as to $70 Million Troopship Work To Be Resumed in War Plans WASHINGTON, Sept. It. (VP,- merica's determination to hustle o a rcady-Ior-war footing and stay n it a long, long time was evidenced oday by a decision about a ship. The government has decided to nlsh, as a troopship what was to »*' been the biggest and finest assenger vessel ever built In this country—the steamship "United States"—960 feet long, 48,000 tons costing $10,000,000. This superllner Is under construction at Newport News, Va. The scheduled date of completion w»s the spring of 1952 before Ihe government announced yesterday she'll be turned Into a troop transport— probably under a faster construf tlon schedule. ^ive other passenjtr snips art bcinf bulll in this country, and three of those, the President Adams, President Jackson, and President Hayes, also will be completed as troop carriers— probably faster than next spring, as originally contemplated. These three and the "United Slates were selected for conversion at this time "because ihe work could be done on them with, the greatest economy by Initiating it early,'; government maritime au- , thorities said. The "United Stales" will get a new name for milllary usage It will carry 12,000 troops—elmost a division. The three "Presidents," also to b». renamed, each will carry 3.504 to J,000. TOKYO Satm-day ^p't and advanced towards the heart of the Red haW fn^ Ims « w ,,cd 22-miioa since United Nat on, fortt l.ndS ^ -. ' into the M high south Korean nopublicau command announced the ad- ••uiuum.VU Lilt; Rll- ranees In n broadcast from Pusan. u. S. Marines already have seized Seoul s Kimpo Airfield. 12 miles northeast of Inchon and 15 miles northwest of Seoul. Simultaneously, „ full-scale allied offensive kicked off nil nlong Die 120-mile perimeter of the old defense line In South Korea. It made good to moderate gains In hard-slogging conflict In rain and mud. Most notable advance in the southeast »•«» nixdn by the 17 S second division. H drove back to the cast bank of the Nnklong River—a four and one-half mile gain. - Kcds Withdrawing A second division spokesman said the Korean Reds wcre withdrawing westward in a "general exodus," and In "vnsi, mud confusion. . was littered tvllh The their battlefield dead. Other American and South Korean ground forces went forward one to three miles against more de- The big operation U. S. strategists conceived with the "=B'"» uujecuv nulckly destroying the North beginning to pro' rean army was duce results. The South Korean high command announcement,, relating ' to the Inchon-Seoul area, said U.S. and South Korean Marines ,cap- lured the Seoul ImJiulriai Mibiirb of Yongdunspo at 5 p.m. Saturday (2 a.m. CST Saturday). Other U.N. forces, It said, crossed Hie broad Han River, between lotlRdimgpo and Seoul proper and were advancing towards the heart of Seoul In street fighting. Marines Cross Han The U S. Marines who look Kimpo airfield also crossed the Han and Pierced the northwest Seoul suburb of Neunggok, the South Koreans reported. A U.S. Air Porce spokesman said Kimpo was lightly defended by the Reds and was quickly secured. He said It should >>c In opera I Ion soon The Leathernecks swillly estab- Inchon-Seoul Region Called Key to Victory' before By KIJSSKI.I. BRINKS TOKYO, Sept. 16. OT-General MacArthur said two day the Invasion that he believed the c«ptoe of the Inchon s*ou| m lead to the deleit of the NorSR Kocitq inty t' ' ^^ " ~*~~I We are going Jo tfy'Jfe'fii ,B*f- 1 - - 4l Mil be Impossible, I«r-,4t / N£^I£ndu more lhan » ; trkfc» jiMi.upplWi Into iTi touting fe r'ntri^jjiilSlj T I "* u ff * •* The text, dated Sept. IS," was released today. The landing occurred ye.sierday. MacAithnr said that If the lu- chon-Seoul area can be soi/cd. ''and tne enemy tr. caught, between-' two wings of our forces he will be subject o Hie combat effort of bolli forces working In coopeni- llon and lie will be deprived o( his reinforcements nncl supplies " Korc« Will Hlslniegnvie "If Hint can be accomplished " lie said, "Miese forces will sooner or later disintegrate and cease to be a coordinated fighting armv" The text: War depends normally on two things. One: getting men lo right i'wo: getting supplies for the men to fight with. In the present situation the enemy Ims committed the great mass of hts forces In southern Korea He dcpclids on North Korea to supply additional replenishment of men and supplies. All of these resources, both ol men and supplies, channel through one particular area-thai area Is the Seoul-Inchon area. Seoul Holds Supply u n __ From Seoul radiates In channel- ized form all supply lines that function In Korea. H is the very heart of the situation. It Is Ihe great -distribution point We are going to try to selw: that distribution area so that It will be impossible for the North Koreans o get any additional men or more lhan a trickle of supplies Into the INVASION COMMANDKR — MaJ. Gen. Oliver P. Smith (above), commander of the First Marine Division, was one of the men who headed the Yank forces which pushed ashore yesterday at the west Korean port city of Inchon, far'behind North Korean lines. <Ai' Wirephoto). »>« tow Sea port. attack ' first brush, six enemy is and ground fire IK forces thrust for- «-»«-,„ a'-stearS, TIT ™^vk%&r%g? M *! n,, n ry '' Suc «s« On the old defense line some 163 and the Ian. Troops tag . ' U r«, 1 ° 1 w Gen. Wa b? ovcr H nulckly R „-. drawn In mlnut and preceded by method air bonibnidmcnl nute "fif The destroyers steamed ~ Hichc " itpOBt, . Then ' »P xlous moment? guns opened up. Other Islands, farther ,""- nkln K l"« Inchon ha Srnef Cd before the Red cd out but had present combat nrea. If that can be accomplished and Ihe enemy is caught between two wings of our force/; he will be subject to Ihe attritional combat effort of both those forces working In cooperation and he will be deprived of his reinforcements and supplies. If that can be accomplished these forces will sooner or later di.slntc- M f? SiV 1 ccase to ** A coordinated fighting army. C/V/c Music Association To Outline Fall Air Force to Col! More Reserves WASHINGTON, Sept. 16. M',— 'Hie Air Force announced yesterday that a limited number of air reserve units arc being called to active duty and a tew small supnorl- ng units of the Air National Guard will be called up soon. These are In addition lo calls, announced earlier. The new calls will complete hte | . , . . • •-•••» unit recall requirements for the At Meeting on Monday time being, the announcement said. ' Officers and committee chairmen of Blytheville's Civic Music Association will mect , n lhc Chamber of Comm-rce office at City Hal] Monday night at 1:30 K. A Porter, president of ihe Association. saJd today the meet- Ing will be for the purpose of onllinlng the fall campaign of lhc group. • year the organization sponsored live concerts. This year Mr. Porter snld. tentative plans call ,or about the same number &I concert*.. Rare Midnight Blooming Cercus Opens Blooms On fight-Year Schedu/e A midnight blooming cereus, a rare Mower that blooms only once every eight years, produced two blooms on schedule last nlghl n! the home of Mr. and Mrs. David B. Anderson, 11« East MLssourl. The blooms were white and about the size of saucers By early morning, however, they had begun to close. The Andcrwns are hoping, however, that the bloomn will reopen tonight. Mrs. Anderson obtnlnjd the plant from her mother In 1934. British Extend Service LONDON, Sept, 'is. w _ n,. House of Common* tonight evUnd- ert the jcrvlce of British *-»ftees from It to 24 BOOthi. > ' my commute said the advance District Legion Meet Tomorrow Legionnaires from all part, of Northeast Arkansas will gather fn Blytheville tomorrow for the J" Blpn's quarterly Fifth District Meeting. The meeting starts at II am to- l"ud r cLon ilh re8istratio " at «ia if Street. Dinner -"ill^Tsen^d at the hut and the business session will start at I p.m. In Memorial Auditorium. FWy M. o-Day of Fayettcville, slate Legion commander, will bs principal speaker at the meeting me northeast area conference of adjutant? and commanders ol pas'i In the Legion's Third, Fourth, F-'lh Sixth and Seventh District will bs held In conjunction with the district meeting. Bids Invited for Repair Of Post Office Floor Bids are now being received for work on repair of the floor of Bly- thevllle-t. Post Office, Postmaster Ros.1 Stevens said today. nids will be accepted until 3 pm, Sept. 28. Bids will not b« opened hrre but will be a«nt to the regional office In Dallas, Tex. B!d forms may be obtained at the registry window at the post School Children Given Smallpox Vaccinations More than 100 school ch:ldren were vaccinated Ior smallpox during the general clinic day at th« County Health Unit here this morn- Ing. Mrs. Annabel Pill, county health nurse, said lhat the majority of these children are now attending school but had not ben vaccinated previously. N. O. Cotton NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 1«. »)_ Closing cotton quotations: n , High Low Close Oct 4104 409S 40M P" 4104 4089 4090 Mch , May . 4105 4090 4078 4065 . 4011 40»2 408*

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