The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1950 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 21, 1950
Page 10
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PARE TEN BLYTHEV7LLE (ARK.)' COUNTER THURSDAY,. SEPTEMBER 21, 195» Correspondent Tells of Daring 14-Man Scouting Party on River • By RUSSELL BRINES i SEOUL WAHFRONT, Korea, Sept. 21. Wl — A daring H-man scorning party swum the Kan River Tuesday night mid escaped under fire from entrenched North Koreans. The story was told today by U.S. Navy Ensign Judah (Jack) Siegnl of 4228'Parkslde Ave., Philadelphia, > Navy combat radioman. Slcgal volunteered for the patrol that swam the 500-yard wide river eight miles northwest of Seoul under a quarter moon around VO p.m. Till, patrol returned with two ttoimdfld after a harrowing, dangerous ' swim through heavy ina- ohinegun. rifle and mortar fire loosed when 200 Reds discovered trem. Slcyal snid: "I am the luckiest man alive today." Ho returned to a Navy flagship in borrowed clothes and without the sound recorder he had carried for Internets with the patrol party. Capt. Kenneth Houghton of San Frr.nclsco led the patrol through darkness and the thick, six-foot high Candida's on the river bank. The men plodded for a mile, carrying heavy rubber rafts and a minimum of equipment, ready to swim the river and explore the north bank. Siegsl was able to make the trip only after convincing a general that he w?>s an expert swimmer. 45-Mlmile Swim "ft took us about 45 minutes 1o swim across the river against the heavy current," Slegn] said. "When we were obi-ul 20 yards off the north '.shore we sa\v a couple of 1 people on the hor:zon. T/Sgt. Ernest Defacio of Alhol, Mass.. and Cpl. James E. Anderson of Honolulu swam ahead and captured them." Siegnl said "they turned out to be Korean civilians *'ho say they were coniine from Seoul because they thought there would be fighting In Seoul." Soon a group of amphibious tractors began crossing the river Irom the soii'h bank In advance of the meln Marlse crossing. "When they were about 20 yards off the North Koreans opened up with heavy machinegun and rifle fire," Siegal went on. "The tractors turned back. The Koreans jelled 'Banzai' and turned the fire on us.' • Siegal'said the Red fire got hotter against the handful of Americans hugging the river bank. Then, he said, Capt. Houghton ordered the party to return across Hie Han to the south bank. , As the men slipped Into the warm .water, most of.Lthetn naked, Red fire followed. Fired on In "Water . "You could see the splashes all around you from the machlneguns ind rifles," Siegal satd. "They opened up with mortars and one shell fell about 20 feet from the men. "I kept swimming until I reached the current, then drifted downstream with tt. I was scared—plenty scared.• "I had to leave my recorder and most of my clothes, including my size 14 shoes which are hard to get. But I saved my camera." The ensign reached the south bank and wallowed in knee deep mud. With Sgt.. Pete Bland of Uvolde, Tex., who was also naked, he beat his way through the sharp, clutching sugar cane brush until the pair sighted a group of amphibious tractors. "Don't shooll Don't shoot.!" they shouted, "we're Americans!" "What's the pass word?" The ensign and sergeant gave It. "Okay. Ccme. on." .Tired and still shaking, Siegal vent to the Marine command post and reported the Incident. Then he headed back to the river hank to pick \ip the rcmalndeV of Ihe party, Including two men wounded by mortar fire.: Then aircraft and artillery roared In on the Communist positions and the "place was pounded to bits." Siegal said. The i.rst. wave of hundreds of Draughon Training Affords Good Position "* A graduate of the Secretarial Course at 'Draughon J School of Busi' ness, this young lady found ai immediate secretarial position waiting in the General Office : of the Missouri ['Pacific Railroad, i North L i t t U I Rock, Arkansa? She is Mis J BobbyeSuc Me Kinnie, daughter of Mr. and Mr: Hugh McKinnie of Hampton Ai kansos. Upon graduation fron Hampton High School, she en tered Draughoji School of Bus; ness, and enrolled in their Sec retarial Course. The comprehensive training she was given prepared Miss McKinnie for thr business world, and she secured immediate employment. The Draughon School of Business is the only private busincs. college in Arkansas that is fullj accredited and approved by In" Slate Department of Educatio: for two years work in commerci;. education. In continuous oper alion since 1901, the Draugho: School is one of the oldest bus! ness training schools in the South and points with pride lo mori than 50,000 graduates. Uraughon offers thorough training in all branches of business Included are Business Administration, Secretarial, Accounting General Business, Stenographic Commercial Banking, Busincs; Law, RadiorKlectronics, and other courses. If you desire information regarding businuss training, you are invited to write DRAUGHON KCIIOOI, OF BUSINESS, Little Hock, Arkansas. There is no obligation whatever on your part. EDSON Continued from Page « makes film history with her portrayal of Nora Prentlss in "Sunset Boulevard." She plays Norm* Desmond. Tennessee Williams' new book Is titled "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone." Other day a lah-de-dah cutle rushed into a Beverly Hills bookstore and asked for & copy of "The Spring of Huth Roman." Ida IiUplno's answer to producers who approach her for her TV appearances: "Put It on film and I'll consider It," • * • John Agar, Bill Campbell and Danny Arnold are sharing a home. Their meals are prepared by — hold on to your hats. Llta Grey Chaplin, who Is No. 1 in Arnold's life . . . ; Thc line that Katharine Hepburn will play the title rote In "The African Queen" keeps popping up. That's a howl. "The African Queen" Is''the'.name of a river launch In the story,* Just Call Him "IlopaioMK" There'll soon be a full line of John Wayne western outfits for kids on sale ui stores across the Marines loaded on amphibious tractors sw rmod across, the river. "The last I heard they were advancing down the line and they mlgh" oe in Seoul today," Siegal concluded. country- Hut Wayne Is back In naval unllorni again in "Operation pacific" al Warners ... If Frank Slnnlra has Ills way, Eileen Uarlon wilt be a. regular on his video show . . . Dick Haymes, who secured a release from his radio sponsor in order to make personal appearances, Is booked solidly until Christmas at a guarantee of $12,500 weekly. Arch Oblcr Is producing and directing Ills own picture on hi M.illhu Kanch. It's » story siboi Hie last man and woman on earth after everything and everyone has been destroyed by an atom IKHU!). He's using two unknowns — the only members of the cast. * + • RKO Is stepping up Its phns for Gloria Graharne as a result of her click opposite Humphrey Bogart in "In a Lonely place" . . . Jackie areen to a heckler at the Band Box: "It's too bad your father' wasn't a bartender so he could have put, a head on your spine." Paramount Iras the inside track on "South pacific" with nodgers and Hammerstein as a Blng Crosby-Betty Hutton co-starrer. The agreement would call for R. and H. to come out to Hollywood to produce. Zentzel's Appointment To CAB Is Approved WASHINGTON, Sept. Jl, t/f) — rJelos W. Reiitzel'.s appointment to the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) was approved yesterday by the Senate Commerce Committee «fter hearing at which the board was sharply criticized. Rentzel, a Texan who If administrator oj the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), was nominated by President Truman yesterday to succeed Joseph J. O'Connell Ji'. on the board. O'Connell, who recently resign ed, was chairman, Once RenUel'£ 'Cisset Frtt Indiant LUCKNOW, lndl» -4/f>— Ho fc- dlan kisses his wife on.a railway platform, th» iovernment'a Him Inquiry Committee' ha« been toU Begum Alzaz Kasul, woman member of the legislative council her*, made the observation as she complained that Indian films misrepresent Indian women; Lave'scene* as shown In Indian films "do not exist in our society « In America," she asserted. appointment. I* confirmed by the Senate. Mr. Truman Is expected to name him as chairman. St. Francis Xavler was known as the "apostlle of the Indies" for his missionary work in the Far East. OLD $TACC AgedQYeart in Ihe wood Straight ', \Kentucky \ , ^ Bourbon ^ in all its Glory! .ITS OM.Y 'l/5Qf. $150 It FIOU. KlUUt STUICN! mill* HUSKY, lit !l»!t IIHIUIM Cl.. FUKKIII, IUIICKT IS THE TELEPHONE COMPANY ARKANSAS' BEST CUSTOM!*? New Buildings and Alterations The telephone company last year spent $355,000 in Arkansas for new buildings and for alterations to buildings. That money went lo building contractors, electrical contractors, plumbing contractors, painting contractors, and others. In turn, the workmen—carpenters, bricklayers, electricians, plumbers, painters, truck drivers, laborers—got their share of the money as the telephone system was expanded to bring more and better service to Arkansas. In fact, last year the telephone business spent more money in Arkansas than the company's customers paid for local service and for long distance calls within the state. Good telephone service is only a part of the contribution the telephone company makes to the welfare of Arkansas. Local businessmen, merchants, and workers benefit from the money the company, and those who work for it, spend in the state. It would be hard to find anyone in Arkansas who does not gain, in some way, from (lie operation of the telephone business. If new rates can be obtained that will justify going ahead with the $38 million Greater Arkansas Telephone Program, the telephone business will spend even more money in Arkansas. Does anyone here seriously question that this program means greater prosperity for Arkansas? Southwestern Bell Telephone Company A GREATER ARKANSAS NUDS A GREAHR ARKANSAS TELEPHONE PROGRAM KID'S DAY! FRIDAY UNTIL 5 P.M. School Children Admitted Free 11 Years of Age and Younger Northeast Arkansas District Fair LASTS THRU SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 SPECIAL ATTRACTION Thurs. & Fri. Nights STAGE SHOW > ACROBATS • BALANCING ARTISTS • COMICS • XYLOPHONISTS If s AH for Fun-And Fun for All! Walker Park BLYTHEVILLE .jI>..V..:. i J?:a^™^«^l

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