' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER IS, BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS United Nations Future in Korea See'ms to Be Guess of Anybody By HAL BOVLI i CHONGCHON RIVER FRONT, torea, (f)— American officers were n sharp, disagreement over what he future holds for United Nations forces In Kerea. It appeared that one man's guess .'as as good as the next.' One general officer said e feared .he Chinese Reds were mounting >n offensive drive on the former ; Rl ijj|fapItal of Pyongyang which » p «R8*chop up the U.N. forces and >plil them down the middle. Another officer predicted the war ;would be over by Dec. 1. A third said that If the Reds cannot achieve a diplomatic victory then the Chl- .nese will continue fighting throughout the winter. The situation was a puzzle throughout the Army, with a guessing game going on over the outcome. Col. Ernest V. Holmes of Defi- '«nce, Ohio, said he believed the war would be ended during the first week In December — and he was willing to be quoted. "f doubt that we ever will go near the Manchurian border." he said. "Some damn fool might cross It and cause trouble." 'Set \'ou in Hawaii' Then he added: "I will see you in Hawaii on Christmas Day." Lt. Col. Jacob Shacter of August, Ga.. said dryly: "Let me collapse your bridge ol optimism: "There is the possibility the Chinese are 'shifting to the center of our line for a drive on Pyongyang and a full-scale effort to outflank the western half of our front." He said the Reds may be holding positions on the Chongchon fronl merely to give time, for an offensive drive. There were sighs that the Heds were taking defense positions by digging new trenches, laying mines and setting up roadblocks ^k enemy are withdrawing in iW sectors and putting heavy resistance In others. Many military men feel the war has now become a diplomatic battle which easily could develop Into World War III—if the Chinese come Into North Korea in full force. , A general said he believes' the Americans" on the Chongchon River front could dive forward 10 to 15 miles without meeting material enemy resistance. Then he added: Reds-Hare Nothing U). Lose "The Reds have nothing to lose and all to gain by keeping the Chinese righting us." ' Hevconcluded that if the Russians and Chinese Reds can achieve a decisive diplomatic victory then "we will close the war amiably." Shacler said If the U.N. forces continued the drive north they would fight their way qut of the narrow neck of the Korean peninsula, "Then we would- have .a front that is STO.miles long. The.present front Is about 110 rnllea long "We ihmild have ''tin time* ^as many troops if -we want to have the same Impact on a 570-mile front as •jjpow.have on a-110-mile front." ffher said. He pointed out . that a ..abort length of the North Korean frontier borders on Russian territory — Siberia. And,.'he 'added, the Russians in his opinion wouid not agree to a free nation ^holding a border touching Russian territory. • "Tn protect the Iron Curtain." he said. "Russia must have a buffer (tate between her and a free nation." PAGE ELEVEff BIKES .FOR ALL SIZES—The new 1051 model bicycles, on the market for the Christmas trade, are as bright, shiny and up-to-date us the new automobiles. An important item in ordering a bike from Santa is to be sure the size is right. The standard sizes, illustrated here, run from a 16-inch junior for youngsters 4 to S years old—this model has two small detachable balance wheels, (shown in lhs«t) for use until the toddler learns to balance himself on two—* Jtt- incher for 6 to 8-year-olds, up to the 24-incher "for youngster* 10 to 10D." Bicycles arc sized according la the diameter of the wheel*. Yankee Clipper Swots 7.000 In Visit to Field Hospital Fountain of Youth SEASIDE PARK, N.J., NOT. 14. f>Pj— A man turned Into a buoy !»st night. Army Pilot Li. William Murphy, on a routine flight, set off an all- day search yesterday when he reported, seeing what he thought was a man parachuting Into the ocean. It turned out to b« weather bureau equipment attached to a parachute and buoy. U. S, SEVENTH DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, Korea, Nov. 12. (Delayed)— (&!— Joe. DiMaggio, the New York Yankees' great, outfielder, baited 1.000 today when lie visited "some wounded soldiers in R field hospital at Pukchong. When DiMaggio walked into the dimly-lighted ward set up in a schoolhoiue, the wounded lifted themselves to take .a look. "Hey. Joe, glad to see you," one yelled. Others grinned broadly as DI- Mag_gjo made his way along a row of cots, shaking hands' and joking. But one soldier wasn't" smiling. He laid aside a comic book aa Joe neared his cot. 'How's tricks?" Joe asked. 'Mr. DiMaggio, okay," the Ol replied. "Joe helped win the pennant for the Yankees, »oldler," somebody said.! . ;.', "Yeah, and . th'ey was damned lucky, to win it, 1 ; said the soldier, breaking Into » b'fpad srait«. 'That's fright,?soldier,""'said rH- Maggio. "You a'jDodger- fan?" "Yes sir," said the soldier. DiMaggio and Frank j. .(Lefty) O'Doul, manager of the San Francisco Seals, are making a flying trip through Korea. Both looked as rugged and as Summons Served The Easy Way 1 LEWlSTOtf, Idaho, Nov. 13. (If) — Deputy Sheriff Clarence Kyle, who has been leil on many a merry chase in serving summonses on unhappy citizens, had & pleasant change of pace. Thomas J. Polillo walked Into the .sheriffs office bearing a summons. He handed the papers to Kyle. "Serve thes» on m«, will you!" he said. Kyle obligingly handed th« papers- back and the man left. He is being sued for divorce by his wife and brought the summons from her attorney's office. " * . battleworn as the soldiers on the front lines. Their faces were wea ther-bcate'n, and bearded. Paralytic Dies In Burning Auto CROSSETT, Ark., Nov. 15. (AP>— A 37-year-old paralytic died in a burning car parked in the heart of the Crpssett business district tarty yesterday! He was Louie Mecks, who had been unable to walk for the la»t.' four years because of a spinal injury. . ^ /. Night Marshal M. E. Jones laid Mecks car had been parked In front of a cafe for some time and that on his 3 o'clock round, he noticed smoke coming from it. When he opened the door, the interior of the car burst into flame v and ,ht was unable to,~puil,MMts'.oiit.' ' ,.;;,. Coroner Luke Haiiley laid the fire apparently started from a cigarette dropped on the upholstery and thai, he believed Meek* died of suffocation before Jones discovered the fire. - . VA Head to Assume Job At Fayetteville Hospital TAYETTEVTLLE, Ark.. NOT.. 18. M 1 )—Dr. Leslli Hurd Wright will assume dutlea of manager of the Veterans. 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