The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 23, 1950 · Page 14
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 23, 1950
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Rbee Declares ROKs Can Handle Guerrilla Threat S. Korean Leader Confident of Unity Wfceii War Is Ended WASHINGTON. Oct. 2t. (/P) ~President Syngman Rtiee of th< Republic of Korea says his govern ment'i »rmy can handle'any guer- rili» problem remaining after defeat ot the North Korean Communist forces. And when peace Is restored, there wiH be no question but that North and South Korea will be a untfiec whole, Rhee said in a telephone interview with the magazine U. S News and world Repart made public today. Rhee spoke from Seoul. H« was highly optimistic about prccpects for peace nnd unity once United Nations forces have crushed the invading Army, but acknowledged that the task of reconstructing his war-torn country will be lonj and costly. Estimates of the damage in South Korea, he said, range from 35 ti 65 per cent and whatever it proves to be, the amount needed for reconstruction will be "staggering.' He said that "without our friends in the .United Nations we cannot Jiope to repair and restore It in less than many generations." Army "Experienced" Rhee said that "certainly" the Korean army can cope with any guerrillas problem remaining afte: the war. ; "We handled them so well, by destroying most of the guerrillas last year that the only way tlie Communists could figure out to try to overthrow the republic was to wage open war upon ft," he said. "Our army Is well experienced in rooting guerrillas out of mountain lairs and destroying them." In that, connection, he said hlj government is not anxious to get ri;t of U.N. forces, but that "as far as war is concerned ,it is all over. Tlie Republic of Korea Army, police and . people's organizations can take care of the rest." Rhee, who Has protested agains* proposals in the U.N. to hold new elections throughout Korea when the war is over, said the country will then "automatically be united (and) the United Nations hns no reason to insist on controlling North Korea until the elections." , "We will accept any resolution or plan by the United Nations," he said. "But the point I want to make clear is that the U.N. merely should assist. Communists are saying the Republic of Korea is a puppet. Now < th« U. N. commission says it will come out to set up a government in North" Korea and hold elections. Tlie Communists will say this is not a ; Korean government."' Reconstruction Beirins , He declared. that a majority of North Koreans are loyal to his government "and only a few pro-Communists are trying to discredit" it. Reconstruction efforts already under way in Korea were praised last night by Edgar A. J. Johnson, Economic Cooperation. Administration (EGA) director for Korea. He said BCA's task is to restore Ko' rean industry as rapidly as possible. V Speaking of the residents of Seoul, Johnson said: "The smoke of the fighting had not cleared before they were busv untangling snarled wires, sorting out twisted steel, shoveling up debris and cleaning brick," Johnson said on a television program. "They know, of course, that It was American guns and American bombs that destroyed their city, but they are real'sts about it. They understand that freedom has a cost, and they are willing to pay for it." Bl,YTHEVILI,E (ARK.) COURIER KKWS Aged Kentucky Couple Comes To Blytheville ior Marriage An aged Kentucky couple who ob-»- ARK-MO (Continued fro u page 1) parts of the world, people still do most of the work with their own muscles. Because their muscles aren't very strong, they can't get much done. Because they don't get much done, they live in poverty! "We get the work done with mechanical power and because one man with mechanical power can gel a lot done in one dav. Ms d.iv's work Is worth a lot and hc hns a high standard of livine ->s a result " Lauds Mr. Hill Mr. Vennard also reviewed Mr Kill's life and lauded him for his work both as a power company executive and a civtc-minded citizen Mr. Hill, the speaker said, "cwmnli- fles much of what Is best In America." In a talk that followed Mr. Von- nard's address, Mr. Hill pointed out that the electric business was compounded of three Integrated parts —capital, customers and workers He also stressed the utility's activities toward promoting free enterprise and said that many trips lo Washington have been made not to get federal loans, but to keep business free." Mr. Hill said the company "win continue to try to keep sociallsi- mindcd Democrats from taking ov er your businesses." He declared that the utility had never received one dime" in federal subsidies and that it was financed by stockholders scattered over 4S slates. In pointing out the growth ot Southeast Missouri and Northeast Arkansas in the past 40 years Mr Hill said Mississippi delta area cm- bracing these two states produced more wealth than the fertile Nile River Valley in Egypt Tlie Blytheville High School Band presented a concert before the dedication ceremonies. - tained a marriage license last week at Hie office of MLss Ellzabelh Blythe, county clerk, are apparently the oldest couple to apply for a license at the local office In some ten or ]5 years. The couple, J. C. Kiasolviag, who gave his age as 86 and Mrs. Madge McChesney, listed as 75, came all the way from Princeton, Ky., to be The life of an cws Is five years, during which period she yields five ciropt of wool ind an average ot four lambs. their home. Miss Blythe, who is starting her third term as county clerk, said the couple was the oldest to apply for a license since she has been in office, and possibly in last 20 or 30 'cars. SURVIVORS Continueo from Page I. reeled the job of getting litter bearers to carry the wounded across a •idgc. He walked among the men, patting them on the back, encouraging them, and assuring them their nightmare was over. Maj. Harry Fleming of Racine Wis., and Cap I. Alfred Olson or Columbia, S. C., were with the South Koreans as military advisers and they nuickly had troops swarming m to help the Americans and to search the hills for other possible survivors. Two south Korean nurses were brought up to help the wounded These gfrls quickly began cleansing wounds and ... wounded. Then Capt. the of the , — ••-• Robert, Bernstein, Yonkers, N. Y., arrived to give expert medical aid. Bernstein was from the paratroop ouUtt near Sunchon. One guant wounded boy--pfc Valdor John of Milwaukee— stood trembling while walling for someone to help him over a ridge, "rm cod • JIB said apologetically. Alien quickly look O ff nis j,, cket (1|Kl d ed it about the boy's shoulders. | Soldier "Promoted" 'I'm promoting you to a one-star general," Allen smiled. John said: "But I'm awfully dirty sir. And I'm pretty lousy " ' " Slowly the men moved over thc ridge - pitifully emaciated figures wncse clothing hung in folds from their starved bodies. The wounded were carried in litters improvised rom mats and poles. Survivors were JUC, on tracks brought up by thc South Koreans and taken buck down the road lo Sunchon. !*fost of Ihem were taken to a crude little house which had been a Red army hospital. Bernstein converted the rooms into wards nnd began working over the most scr- ously wounded. But although he r^.""' h _™* h ^ .«'•"'"two e n the 23 survivors died wll ° (vcre ablc sat «> llrt *>>«l "round a camp- He, huddled hi blanket and silks )f parachutes which Bernstein used as emergency bedding. An American chaplain with the Parntvcops-Capt. James A. Skelton of Hannibal. Mo.-came to the "ospital to see the men ..IT"" arc ' hc first chaplain we've ' 0t lhc bo ' them in prp.yer. •• if he would lead in t!le Many nnclenl towns on tlie east COMl cf England havi vanlthcd Under batt«rlnfr seat. ht mprc glit and repeated the Lord's Pray- They told Skclton that each day in" ?" E "" lrch from Seoul and ? u"'" ritlc "° r «»»»«l they d knelt once each day to rcncat unison the prayer P Perjury Term Affirmed WASHWGTav, oct. 23 . m _ Thc U.S .Court of Appeal., today alfirm- «i the perjury conviction of John t. Mnragon, .. v ho once hud White House connections. The one-time friend of the Prc- tdcntial Vaughn Washinglon. Maj. aen. Har •ry Or. Mi/ton Webb Atttndi Meeting Dr. Millon Webb returned yesterday from Little Rock where he attended a meeting of the Arkansas Optometrlc Association conducted ycslt-rday afternoon at the Alberl Pike Hotel. About 46 optometrists from over lie state attended. Principal speaker of the afler- 10011 was Dr, Ralph Barstow, dlrec- of ethics and economics of Truman to Pick Red Control Board Soon WASHINGTON, Oct. 23. I1P>— married in Arkansas. Mr. Kinsolvlng, a retired Baptist It minister himself, even brought a minister friend along to perform • the ceremony, but since his friend ' ul ul euncs ana economics ol did not have a license to practice "" Optomerlc Extension Program the ministry In Arkansas, stale laws prevented him from performing llic ceremony. However the couple, mlnlslei friend nnd anolher couple which included Mr. Kinsolving's grandson adjourned to the home of thc Rev. D. B. Bledsoe, Mississippi County Bapttst missionary. There the Rev. Mr. Bledsce per formed the ceremony and Ihe con- i'^^jin-<\jiwi>, uct. M. i/i-j pie departed for Princeton lo make While House sources said today thi.ii- hnmii President Truman is expected lo name n five-member Communist control board today or tomorrow. One official, who would not be miolccl by name, said he expected Mr. Truman to name Seth Rich- irdson lo head the group. Uichardson. a Republican, !s chairman of the government's present Loyalty Review Board, top agency of the machinery set up several years ago for a check on Ihc loyally or federal employes. The new board is called for under the anti-subversive law enacted by Congress over President Truman's veto. Among other things, the law requires that Communists and Communist front organizations register with the attorney general. Any group the attorney general says should register Is entitled lo n hearing before the antl-subvcr- slvc, or so-called Communist control, board. Decisions of the board can be appealed to thc courts. Under the law, today is thc last day for (he American communist party, nnd its members, to register voluntarily; that is without Ihc government's having to resort ... board procedure In an effort to force registration. Apparently the Communists were going lo let R-Day pass without action, Ignore the law. and see wlinl the government would do about it. WAR (Continued from Page 1) tering an area dolled with ancient walled cities: These will not offer much defense, a spokesman said. "With wha', we have learned already we ran take cnre of those without nny trouble." The spokesman said American forces had learned much in assaulting the walled city'noith of Taegu fti southeastern Korea. Air attacks "will take care of them." he explained. But ground assaults may be necosary to flush out, all enemy resistance. As the allied tldn rolied northward, tiieibag of Red Korean prisoners swelled past the 120,000 mark th equivalent ot 12 divisions. United Nations forces captured 26,000 North Korean troops in Ihe past 24 hours. South Korean Eyiith Division troops met the sti'test Red resistance of the day. An enemy battalion supported by artillery attempted to slow the ROfC ndvnnca in the Puk- chang area, 50 miles northeast of Pyongyang, the fallen Red capital. But, a spokesman at U.S. 2iehth Army Headquarters said A (OK~column had thrust north of Hulchong. almost nii3>lii!r 50 miles north of Pukchang in the center ot thc peninsula. Nearjii^ Bonier This column w.« within 50 miles or less of the Manchuria bonier. The .South division was pursuing '.he Rcd.i up a new f.'.cape route IOWM-.I Kansgyc, reported to be R?,1 Premier K'm's liew nrmy command licf.drr.inrtcrs. Leading ROK Sixth Division elements were in Woncham, 18 miles southwest of Huichoii. Thc Fifth Air Force reported heavy traffic in vehicles and troops on foot moving north from Hui- cbon toward Kancgye. Thc South Korean first division moved in strength Into Kunu on Hie Chongclion River north or Sun- chon. It faced n crossing of the broad river before it could continue on toward thc Mnnchurinn border abcut 70 air line miles away. A ROK First Division task force was reported in Anju. southwest of Kunu. Another first division task force in allied prisoner groups. On DIE e.-wt coast, the ROK Cap- Deportment ot Justice Begins Roundup of Top Alien Reds in Notion WAHINOTON, Ocl. 23. (/P)_ The Justice Department today disclosed It has begun a roundup of top alien Communists In the Unlled Stales and has arresled 10. Those already In custody w cre described as "Ihe most Important" of about 86 persons schedul- eld lor prompt pick up and de- porlallon, If deportation Is DOS- sible. Officials said the 10 are those who have been most active In the fields of Communist propaganda. Driving Violators Crowd Courtroom Two persons forfeited cash bonds In Municipal Court this morning on charges of driving while under the influence of liquor and a third was fined $25 and costs. Fined was Morris W. Thompson Forfeiting bonds were W. T. Spite $45.25, and W. T. McLemore, $46.75] One person forfeited a f15.25 casli bond, another was fined $35 and costs and hearing for a third was continued until Wednesday on charges of reckless driving. Two of Ihe three charges Involved Blytheville taxi drivers whose cabs were involved in minor accidents W. I,. Pulllam, driver for the 2100 Taxi CiHripuny, was fined $35 and costs and Ills chauffeur's license suspended for 30 days. He was arrested following a wreck involving his cab and a car driven by S jj Ciladish of Osceola Saturday. Hearing for James Lee Steveu- son, also a 2100 T.-ixl Company driver, was continued until Wednesday. He was arresled after his cab was involved In an accident with a car driven by Mrs. Arthur Hatch at Ihe intersection of Franklin and Cherry Streets. Roy Cunningham forfeited a $45.25 cash bond when he failed to appear to answer a charge of reckless driving. Retail Grocers Will Organize Retail grocerynicn of Blytheville will meet Wednesday night at 7-30 o'clock at the City Hall for the purpose of organizing an association to cope with their credit problems. Spokesmen said the credit situation in Blylheville was becoming serious, and the object of the organization will be to enable the Biytheviile grocerymcn lo work on the problem as a co-operative unit Officers will be elected at Wednesday night's meeting and plans for the future will be discussed. Jimmy Forsythe is temporary chairman of the group. itai Division thrust north of captured Pukchong. It was about 70 miles from the border. South Korean units ' captured -a train Sunday carrying five Red tanks In usable condition. The United States' Korean military advisory group did not Rive details. Names Cause Confusion Mrs. J. E. McFall, Xt South Lake, said today that In* Raymond MONDAY, OCTOBER M, 1 BS9 Mcr»ll llsUd on the Municipal Court Docket Thursday for a traffic violation was not her son despite Fall. Arresting olflcen today clarl- ville. fled the confusion by Identifying Raymond W. McFall, who was fined Th« one-time plrent stronghold the similarity In names. for driving under the Influence oi Porl Royal, Jamaica, was known u Her son, 15, is Raymond o Me- ]io.uor, as residing north of Blythe wickedest spot on earth KEEP fft/ffE/T/Sf * let *Dry* Counties remain "Dry* * Let "Wet" Counties remain *Wet* * tet Arkansas Keep $6,009,000 Annual Revenue Defeat of Initiated Act No. 2 on November 7th means tU Arkansas will retain H, present system of permitting each county to handle alcoholic beverages a, it chooses-our dry cour, ties will remain dry, our wet counties will remain wet, and ALL counties will continue to share equally m the mor. than $6,000,000 annual revenue from legal sales. 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