The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1950 · Page 3
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THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 21, BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS — , DL/i int,v Uvi.ti IAKK.) Diary Reveals War Day Activity for~G( Br HIM. ROSS highway w here «n enetnv rtrona-*— __ --_ ' I ^^ KIMPO AIRPIRr.n. KV.r»_mr. ,JL( i.'j?Z.L *. _' n ' m ' nroa *-+ : • By HIM, ROSS KIMPO AIRFIELD, Korea— LAVED)— M>j—It often takes a lot of time to cover a very few miles in a war Mice Ihls. You meet a lol of people and see and learn a lol of things. You can also spend hours in ditches and holes with bullets pinging overhead. This Is a one-day diary of a trip to Kimpo Alrporl irom Inchon. 9 a.m.—With General MacArthw, of his staff and other highway where «n enemy point hid held m up. 12:20 p.m.—We .re in mother ditch. Just as we pass the village Bupyong, the enemy open« up and we bail out. of our Jeep. It's i muddy ditch and one correspondent remarks thai he's sorry he put on clean clothes today. Ten minutes later the picture Is brighter. There's no fire and we rrawl out and cross a double railroad track. I walked down the road and re- respondents we have a look at Joined an Infantry company. ago and are still burnl««. This time with two Marines. They burned-out Communist tanks. They were kayoed in • battle with Marine Patton tanks less than two hours ago and are still buni!,«. Whjle MacArthur chats with fel- lo officers, Marine pfc. Frank Adams, Jr., of Frederick, Md., tells me of the fight, 'They just kept coming around (he curve through the pass and about 200 Infantry troops were with them. We just kept potting away at them." Sgi. William A. Richardson of San Antonio, Tex,, told much the same story. 8:20 a.m.—General MacArthur leaves for the rear. But 1 came down the road toward Kimpo with a Marine Infantry outfit. A sharp exchange of small arms fire clatters just ahead. Capt. George c. Westover of WI- chlla, Kas., stops to tellhis buttle plan for the day. His company Is to swing left off the main road and move loward Kimpo. So I walk with him until I meet three other correspondents. 10:50 a.m.—We can see Kimpo Airfield about four miles distant. The airstrip looks deserted and the administration building and hangars appear gutted and burned are T,Sgt. James Galloway of Chicago, and S;Sgt. Robert Tallent of San Francisco. "Tlie last time I saw you was In another hole," Galloway says. That was several years ago in I wo Jima. The sergeants both »re correspondents for Leatherneck Magazine, the official Marine Corps monthly publication. q: " e ' f ° r '* " ext COUple out. 11:27 a.m.— We are in a ditch. ..— . A Communist — ^somewhere down -We s road — sent u? there when he . ened up with -small arms' fire. ' Tanks and infantrymen move out to clean up the resistance pocket. A sharp exchange o( -lire breaks out to our right as Marines push North Koreans from the ridge flanks. The Reds are the remnants of the tank-supported column that tried to break through Marine positions at daybreak. 11:45 a.m. — A sergeant with a shoulder wound is brought to our ditch by a Navy corpsman. "Will you see that this man gets onto the first ambulance that passes?" the medic asks ..Ws will. "They got me in the shoulder." the sergeant said apologetically as though he had let down his squad in getting hit. The corpsman gave him a lighted cigarette. "Take Care «r Yourself Captain Westover came down the road in a running crouch. "Sorry you got hit. Bill," he said to his sergeant. "Take care at yourself, son, and we will be seeing you again'. Good luck." The -ambulance came and the sergeant was taken aboard. The firing had died down ahead and Jf> our right. We moved ori down Vfho road. . ^ ' i 12:15" p.rnl— We turn down the road to Kimpo and pass the intersection of the Tnchon-to-Seonl Geflin? To H* Habbit 1:30 p.m.—It's getting to .be habit. We are In another ditch. linit« Moms u as we walk down a^de ^ .hf a narrow Fight Ends In Death of ' Wife, Son ROCKWOOD. Tenn., Sept. 21. (IT) —A man who told police he dreamed he had "struggled with a beast" after returned from church Tuesday night was charged today •* 1th strangling his wife and young son. The bodies ol Mrs. Ona Aikens. 22, and her son, Danny, 5. were found in the living room of their home early today. Roane County oherift Marvin Stinecipher said Kufus r- Aikens, 31, was charged with murder. Slineclphcr said both the mother and son had suffered cuts and bruises about Ihe chest and face, lie described the slayings as "the most pitiful I have ever seen." He said Aikens told officers the following story: i He and his wife had been fasting Price Increase Set for Woolens NEW YORK. Sept. 21. </l>j—Amer- ican Woolen Company, the world's largest manufacturer of woolen and worsted fabrics, yesterday boosted prices 15 cenis U> 60 cents a yard, the fifth Increase since June 1. The 45 cent Increase was on men's and women's wear worsted and the 60 cent rise was on a few Puritan fancy worsteds. They apply to any remaining production for delivery in the first quarter of next year. The effect .on spring clothing prices was not entirely clear because many apparel makers had purchased goods at the oW price, but trade circles believed that a later increase In suits was inevitable. Rising iaw wool and other costs were at the bottom of the fabric price Increase, which was the largest since June I. 5:41 p.m.—This ditch is muddy too but it's deep and verv comfortable, we've run Into a 'nest of reds along the last little ridge before Kimpo. 5:55 pin.—Still rime but things are quieting down. The tanks have yards to the right and are moving toward the airport. .Marines Reach Klmiw 8:20 p.m.—The First Marine assault company reaches the edge of Kimpo and starts across with tanks. There is little opposition.- 7 p.m.—Nearly dark now and I can hardly..see my watch so the diary Is knocked off for the night. I didn't resume the daybook this morning because there was too much action. But I do remember talking to Lt. Albert p. Belbusti of Farmingham, Mass., during the night. Said he: "All this strikes me as being a helluva way to spend a helluva evening in « helluva country." Kid Robbers Get $20,000 CHICAGO. Sept. 21. M')—Three "kid" gunmen working with clock- like precision staged a quickie five- minute bank robbery yesterday that netted them $20.000. They locked nine bank officials, employes, and customers in the bank's vault section and fled with all the bills In sight, ignoring the heavier stiver. ''They didn't miss more than five bills," remarked Edwin .1. Becker, assistant cashier, of the South Holland Trust and Savingt Bank in suburban South Holland. "The kids'could have'passed as seniors in high school or freshmen in college," Becker added. Thr> bank rtoes^ libt's ; employ s. guard. - , . : , . . Tiie imprisoned persons freed themselves in minutes after the struggling with "a great, furry beast.- He thought he was "killing the >nark of the beast." He awoke at about 4 a.m. and reached over to find his wife and son, both of who had gone to sleep In the bed wilh him. Failing (o find them, he went into (he living room and saw their bodies. He ran next door to the home of his parents and officers were summoned. Village Governments JERUSALEM M>) — Israel's Arab population of 165,000 is steadily moving toward local self-government. The department for minorities In the ministry of Interior has just authorized the establishment of local governing council in five Arab villages. About 100 o[ these councils are to be formed eventually. gunmen left, by prying the grill door lock loose. Parks, Ozark End Feud by Merge Move EAST ST. LOUIS, III., Sept. 21. <•?>— Two new airlines seeking the same midwest routes—Ozark Airlines of St. Louis and Parks Air Lines of East St. Louis—have ended their battle by joining forces. A Parks spokesman disclosed yesterday that all of Parks' assets will be taken over by Ozark at midnight, next Monday under a deal in which Parks interests will acquire 37-112 p.r cent of the Ozark stock. The Parks spokesman denied a report Irom Washington that Parks interests will receive 4200,000 in the deal. "No cash was involved," he said. tinder ihe arrangement, worked out at a meeting here yesterday, the new Ozark board of directors will include five Ozark men and three Parks men. The new Ozark board will hold an organization meeting Monday night, he said. Part of the agreement was that Parks will drop a suit Involving an order by the civil Aeronautics Hoard cancelling Parks' routes lor failure to start service on .schedule. The Parks assets Incline five DC-' 3 airliners, one smaller plane, and all shop and office equipment the Parks spokesman said. Engineer Hears Flood Controls LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 21. (/!•(— The Little Roi'k district engineer yesterday announced plans for reviewing reports submitted on two proposed flood control projects In Arkansas. A public hearing to oblain Ideas Irom interested persons will be held Oct. 4 at Danville. The n>vlrw will cover proposed work on the Pelilt Jean 11 Ivor. The second hearing will be conducted Oct. 5 at Peiryviltc, Ark. It will be on proposed florid, control and drainage worn in the cypress drainage district ol Con way and Perry counties. 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