The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 1, 1950 · Page 16
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 16

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PAGE SUTfiBH URK.) COURIER NEWS Road to Manchurian Border Is Uneasy One By TOM LAMBERT +~ WITH U. N. FORCES, North Korea, (/P)—The road to the Manchurian border lies narrow and dusty 1 Bii<t uneasy. • From Sinanju on tlie steel-blue Chongclidii river It winds acres smnll valleys yellow with ripened • rice. Then it climbs, curving through ' lillls beautiful with autumn colors. It runs east toward Kujang along the Chongchon. Occasionally it retreats from the riveibank through • passes gorged In some distant Ico age In the mountain spine of Korea. The road runs through undamaged villages. In these the shrill shouts of "Mansei"—live 10,000 years .— resound with the march of allied troops. But in -villages shell-pocked or : bombed and dying in flames, the greetings are less effusive. The road runs past the leavings . of the Red Korean army—Russlan- • made tanks and trucks and guns and shells. These are the signposts of concern. How many more guns and bullets lie off the road—unseen, hidden but ready for use. And the columns of people in white civilian clothing trudging along the road, cheering and waving South Korean flags. The straight young men with quick eyes. Were they In enemy uniform only a. few days .ago and shooting at allied forces? Are they not, perhaps, the same ones who snipe at night at allied bivouacs? Who knows? One cheering, flag- waving crowd of Koreans bore down • on a British column the other day. To a man they denounced Communism roundly. But a South Korean officer, went about his business—and . picked out 30 Red Korean soldiers. And how many more, like these 1 ''civilians," are roaming free, knowing where guns and bullets are hidden? In places the road Is deserted; In Mothers it is packed with men and weapons moving north. In rear areas the movement if KS rapid as the road permits. In forward areas It is tense. The enemy—not the road—sets the speed of advance ... nnd sometimes retreat. 'The road shows itself even where tt cannot be seen, around the curve and over the hill. A thin,.powdery column of dust hangs In the cold sharp air, marking the route. The dust, clogs the throat and reddens the countryside. It lays a thin, red- dish-grey film on everything. It is a. poor road, a miserable road ' by American standards. . It is a road of threat, dangerous »nd menacing to the men who must travel it. Like a prisoner marking ; off.on a calendar the expiring days of his sentence, Americans mark ,.• off the miles they gain dally toward : the border. It Is a road of promise, a beacon to peace. At the end of this road to the border, the doughboys believe, lies the end of the Korean war. EDSON Continued from Page 8 raised two weeks before the election, but the party bigwigs were confident they would end the campaign in the black. :r true, this result would he achieved only by , strict: economy. : Democrats Are Flush '. Democrats, on the other hand, arc in the money. They won't admit how much they have and they al: ways say Si's not, enough. With some chagrin, there Is a reeling at Re. publican headquarters that a lot of •/fat cats, who ought to be contribu- . ling to the GOP, have been con: tributing to the Democrats Instead. There will probably be a blowup . over this when the list of campaign contributors Is made public after election. Reasons for big money donations to the Democrats are fairly obvious. Regardless of who wins the 1050 elections, the Democratic executive ; departments will be In control in Washington for another two years. It is .with these departments that big business must do business So they feed the kitty of the party In power, even though they don't believe in its political platform. With what political expense ' money they have been able to dig up 1 nationally and locally, the Republicans have been bcofcing Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin as their principal speaker. Senator McCarthy's charges of communism In government the mutter of inflation, high taxes conduct of the war in Korea, whether to defend Formosa, continued Marshall Plan spending and the military assistance program arc all considered subsidiary to the main Issue of the campaign. This, as stated at the bctfnniiig. is the issue of President Truman's conduct of foreign policy and national defense. This is perhaps the first time since 1920, when the League of Nations was the main dispute, that an American election hns been fought primarily over foreign, rather than domestic, issues. Ancient Spike HAMFAX (AP)-An eight-inch. , hand-made spike more than 200 years old was removed from one of the beams under the flooring of St. Paul's Church and will probably go to the Nova Scotia museum. It Is thought the spike was brought from Boston when St Paul's oldest Anglican church in Canada, was built in nso. The. church now has been reinforce!) , with cement. I Dr. Lindquist CHIROPRACTOR Phone 3170 615 Ctiitkiisawba Traffic Deaths Headed Upward CHICAGO, Nov. I. (jet— The na lion's traffic deaths In 1950 appear headed for the highest marlc since 1941—a toll of 35,000—says the National Safety Council. Traffic fatalities for the first nine months this year were 2*,580, an Increase of 11 per cent over last year, the council said. It added the year's toll of 35,000 "now 1* virtually certain." The September toll was 3,100, an Increase of five per cent over September, 1949. One of the main reasons given by the council for the Increase was the big boost In automobile production. The council estimated more than 45,000,000 vehicles »re in operation. "The answer 1« simply that the present traffic safety defense line cannot cope with the production line," said Ned H. Dearborn, council president. The White Mountains of New Hampshire have white granite caps. 'WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 1, HI-DIDDLE-DIDDLE, COW'S !N THE MIDDLE—Cpl. Jimmic See 11 a to, of Norfolk, Va., nnd Pvl. W. J. Hrown, of Oklahoma City, Okla., display that certain American touch as they milk this seemingly unperturbed cow in the Kumchon area of South Korea. Royalty Proves Cotily BRUSSELS (AP)—Twenty-year- old Prince Baudouin, Belgium's Prince Royal, chief of stale, is to get 30 million Belgian francs a year «600,OOW from the nation. Part Is lo be used for maintenance of estates put at his disposal by the Belgian government, such as the royal palace of BrusseU. King Leopold is to gel six million francs ($120,000) :. while former Prince Regent Charles and Queen Mother Elizabeth both get four million WO.OOO). A residential estate Is also to be given to Prince Charles. It is called Argejiteuil near th* la- moiis battlefield of Waterloo about ten miles from Brussels. Lighting travel* too Jut k> a rig-bag course, iJ though M appear to do *o. Blue foxes arc really white orl with a dietary deficiency. ' Liquor Crowd Hypocrisy They Are Responsible For the Present One Gallon Law In 1942, Arkansas voters adopted a local option law. ' That law dc*s n« p«c- mir the pouenion of any liquor in Dry areas. In 1947 the liquor crowd got the Ufnlariira to pass a law making it legal to possess a (alien of liquor in any Dry area. They did that hoping to mak» the Dry counties turn against local option and vote Sack wet. But this «W- caitfvl attempt utterly fail**. Net one Dry area has yet voted tack wet. Most of the people in the Dry counties do not know that such a law exists. Now the boore barons pretend to fear the on* quart idea. This is nnk hypocrisy. Don t be tooled by the liquor crowd's lies. VOTE DRY NOV. TTH. ARKANSAS UNITED DRYS NKLSON F. TUU* Chairman CLYDE C. COULTER, Executive Dinctor —r*utu»i AJv«rti*****t r»n f»* kj , ~ HART SCHAFFNER & MARX suits are made in 253 sizes •. 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