The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 4, 1953 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 4, 1953
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PAGE TEN iji i. i, Th« War That StHI Rages in Korea— ROKs Have Heart-Breaking Task Fighting Guerrillas MHTOR'S NOTE: Thta fa ««! second of three dlspatchei on it* w*r *»* ittH <•»«•« 1° *<"•««. reported by NBA roving corre- •pondeni Kred Spark., who Just spent a week on the hunt with KOK urfl-ruerrllla forces. Br FRJED SPARKS NBA Staff Correspondent TAGU Korea — (NEA) —- We were on a manhunt. Our assignment was to find seven Red guerrillas on a thickly wooded hill. Find them and kill them. My companions, trim troopers of the 10th Security Battalion Army of the Republic of Korea, took the slow steady climb'with simple grace. They carried not an ounce of fat, not a sign of paunch. Heavy with cameras, I labored uphill, a head taller than the next — as easy a target as a church steeple. My friends were like creeping flower beds. Their steel helmets were camouflaged in blue and green wild flowers, laced tight by odd bits of rope. Their breath came as regular, as unhurried, as a grandfather clock. For most of them guerrilla hunt- Ing was an old business. For three years they had followed the same squad leader, Sgt. Kim Joon Dal, wnose open fatigue shirt revealed * chest like a washboard with springy muscles, who smiled — with a liberal hint of gold — and said: "I have no perspiration left." The night before, peasants in nearby Chumchon reported a small guerrilla band crossing an adjacent ridge The hunter's instinct told Kim they would hide during the day amidst the thickets of this hill, if anywhere. Kim's trigger finger was ready for any surprise. With Oriental fatalism he was prepared to accept the first shot, the first casualty. "On such a hunt." he said, "we are the bait. But the animal only gets one mouthful — and on this he chokes to death." • > • With the deliberation of a pioneer •cout, Kim sought clues: A pad of dried pressed grass on which the hunted might have rested; a grain of white rice from their breakfast; E chicken bone. Finally we closed the net. Empty, and typical. This is the heartbreaking business of guerrilla hunt- Ing which goes on doily. The smart guerrilla never stands to fight unless cornered in cave or paddy. They never surrender. When hit, being without medication, they press pumpkin leaves to * their wounds to lessen the chance of infection. In the months past, Kim's squad has enjoyed relatively good hunting. Seven Communist guerrillas killed, eight wounded sufficient for capture, some'20 hideouts found and destroyed. Thoie are small casualty figures by the bloody totals of the recent war, now slumbering in truce. But the hunter here snys: "Tha rifle of one guerrilla Is more deadly for Korea than the rifles of 100 on the front lines." Hunting will be better when the foliage dies, when sandals print clear in the snows, when the guerrillas must raid deep down the valleys for food. Now summer is their protector with its lush leaves and grass, the unguarded peasants working paddies high in the hills an easy source of supply. With the main Allied armies still up front keeping a "Watch on the • Chopsticks," it is a tremendous obligation to protect peasants, isolated towns, railroads, radio relay stations, main supply roads, the careless GI perhaps picnicking with his Korean girl friend on a lonely plain. To better understand this almost impossible job, I made a shaking eight-hour jeep journey to the outposts with Capt. Rocco Barbuto, of Boston, a combat infantryman who as American adbisor to the 10th Security Battalion is one of few Yanks hunting guerrillas, a ROK duty. We followed Battalion Commander Col. Kim Pan Kyoo, whose jeep bristled with firearms pointed at every suspicious bush. We tooled along trails builtifor four [eet, not four wheels. We passed fortified . stockades and finally stopped on the top of a Read Courier News Classified Ads mountain pass. Here was a guard post, a deep foxhole protected from sun and rain by an umbrella- shaped, thatched roof. • * • Five farm boys stood watch with an odd assortment of weapons, including Japanese rifles from the last great war. Volunteers, they give a day a week. A phone links them to the nearest battalion position. Money for the wire was raised by peasant contribution. The peasants are trying hard to defend themselves. They fear authorities might move them to the cities as refugees, copying anti- guerrilla actions taken In Greece and Malaya to deny the cliff prowlers food sources. One guard, standing below a fading snapshot of kimono-clad President Rhee tacked on a pole, said; "Over that ridge come new Communists from North Korea. How can we stop them? There are hundreds of paths. They rest all day in the wilderness — perhaps they are watching us — and move at night. There are many way stations, caves with food, friends in the villages. "All we do is protect the road and rice workers during the day, la—v PLANNING THE HUNT: Capt. Rocco Barbuto of Boston, U. S. Advisor to ROK 10th Security Battalion, maps out guerrilla search with Battalion Commander Col. Kim Pan Kyoo. stop travel after dark. The other;shot. Their heads were cut off and week, not two miles down, a log was placed across the road and when two traveling soldiers stopped to remove it they were FOR THEM. NO TRUCE: With World War II Japanese rifles ns nnmnu'iit, volumccr farm boys j^ilard a hih.op pass in South Korea against marauding raids by Red Guerrillas. (stuck on fence poles as a warn- Tomorrow: The guerrilla kidnap 'slaves." NATO to Build Pipeline For Jet Fuel PARIS (/?)—Construction is scheduled to begin this 'fail on 1,875 miles of pipelines to speed jet fuel to NATO forces in nine West European nations. Officials of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, announcing Inst, night that work would be started soon, said the project would cost 100 million dollars. The network will tie in with a 400-mile pipeline the United States plans to build ncrops Prance to West Germany. The lines will feed the 125 airfields NATO plans to complete by the end of the year in France, Belgium, Holland, West Germany, Norway, Denmark, Italy, Greece and Turkey. Common Metal Titanium, least known metal in the earth's crust, is the most common. It, is estimated that there are one hundrncl million tons of it in the upper ton miles of the earth's criifil. Negro School Faculties Listed 37 Will Teach In Six Schools In Blythevilfe District The list of 37 ttacheri lot th« six Negro schools in the Blytheviue School District wa» announced yesterday by Superintendent W. B- Nicholson. By schools, the list includes: HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL: Leo D. JeHers, principal; Ayre E, Lester, agriculture; Jlmmie M. Robinson, English; Elvira Bussey, English and music; Helen R. Nunn, home economics; M. J, Shivers and Alena Wiley, mathematics; Ira T. Young, physical education, and coach; Berberlene Tatum, physical education; James Edmond, science; Annie C. Home and Willie Mae Robinson, social science; Carrie B- White, social science and librarian. ELM STREET — Robert Wiley, principal and fifth grade; Ethel Green and Samuella Jeffers, sixth; Jewell Paucett, fifth; Goldena Mckinistry and Bessie McCullough, fourth; Arizona Haley and lone P. Banks, third; Arizona Haley and Louise Swing, second; Octavia Shivers and Georgia V. Seals, first. ROBINSON — Ollie W. Howard, fifth grade; Corlne P. Wilson, fourth; Alberteen Hirsch, third; Emma Lester, second; and Ollie Rae Sumerall, first. CLEAR LAKE — Thurman Green, principal and sixth, seventh and eighth grades; Lucille Tillman, third, fourth and fifth; Theodoshia Green, first and second. NUMBER NINE—Rosie Lee Williams, fourth, fifth and sixth grades; Mary Payne, first, second and third. PROMISED LAND — Oneita Young, fourth, fifth and sixth grades; Era Thompson, first, second and third. NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of Arkansas for a permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as: 115A E. Main, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he Is a citizen of Arkansas, of good moral character, that he has never been convicted of a felony or other crime involving moral turpitude; that no license to sell beer by the undersigned has been revoked within five years last past; and that the undersigned hae never been convicted of violating the laws of this state, or any other state, relative to the sale of alcoholic liquors. Application is for permit to be issued for operation beginning on the Oct. day of 1, 1953, and to expire on the 30th day of June, 1954. S- B. Fatten, Applicant Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3 day of September, 1953- Elizabeth Mason, Notary Public My Commission expires: 4-26-54. Senator Ing a 11s called Kansas the navel of the nation" since it \K the geographical conter of the United States. BEAN FEAST - Donna Rae Meincke, 2>/ 2 , of Moline, 111., has enough vegetable to last her all winter in this Polish bean, four feet high, weighing 8VS> pounds. The huge vegetable is not properly a bean, but a member of the gourd family. Chinese Reds Said Sending Planes To Indo-China TAIPEH. Formosa (Si —A Nationalist Chinese news agency said today the Chinese Communists plan to give the Vietminh rebels in Indochina 15 fighter planes and use of air bases in South China's Kwangsi province. ' The Interior Ministry's Ta Tao agency, which claims underground sources said the planes would be handed over shortly at Nanning in Kwangsi. The agency also said a 30-man Vietminh good will mission left Peiping Aug. 27 for Outer Mongolia after a. four-week visit to North China, probably to conclude a mutual defense pact with the Mongolian state. Alabama Woman Electrocuted For Slaying of Infant Niece MONTGOMERY, Ala. (/P)-Wlth a mumbled prayer for forglveneis, Mr«. Earle Dennlson was put to deatti early today for the biearre poison slaying of an infant niece whose life she had insured for 15,500. The frail, trembling former surgical nurse made no protest as she yss seated in Kilby prison's yellow electric chair, but winced end uttered a faint cry when tile straps were pulled too tight. She was the first white woman ever electrocuted in Alabama. Mrs. Dennison, who fed arsenic to 2-yenr-old Shirley Diann Weldon for the insurance she had taken out on her, met death calmly despite her nervousness. To the prison authorities and witnesses who watched her die. the 55-year-old widow had only this to say: "Please forgive me for everything I <Hd. I forglv« everybody." With thosa final words, the black mask Was hooked into place and 2,500 volts of electricity were shot through the nurse's body. The time »a» 12:v. a.m. CST. At 12:11 a.m. two physicians pronounced her lifeless. Iran Reported In New Trade Deal with Soviet TEHRAN, Iran (<P) — The Tehran press says Russia and Iran rmve. agreed to increase trade between ( the two countries by almost 100 per- cent. A new barter agreement signed yesterday will supplement a pact signed last June, the newspapers said. Russia reportedly will send Iran 20,000 tons of sugar, 15 million yards of cotton goods, 5,700 tons of iron and steel products, 50 tons of copper, nickel and brass, plus increased amounts of chemicals and electric and other equipment. In exchange, Iran's exports to the Soviets will include 10,000 tons of rice, 2,000 tons of tobacco, 5,000 tons of raw cotton, 30,000 tons of lead ore, 6,000 tons of iron ore, and ! sulphur, oil seeds and foodstuffs. Tel-Aviv Urged to Rebuild TEL-AVIV iff) — Two-thirds of Tel-Aviv should be rebuilt according to Mr. Aharon Horwitz, an American town planner, who after a two years' study of the problem has submitted his proposals to the Municipality here. The rapidly growing 43-year-old city which contains today — together with neighboring Jaffa — 350,000 inhabitants, needs a thinning out of some of its residential areas, wider streets and more recreation grounds, Mr. Horwitz declared. He asserted that his' plan could be executed within 20 years after which Telv-Aiv-Jaffa might well provide housing for 500,000. Coronation Photo Explained PERTH W — The secret behind that touching Coronation picture of I the Queen Mother and Prince j Charles has come out in Australia. You will remember the picture —' the Queen Mother bending down and looking at the upturned face of her grandchild. | The Western Australian presi-1 dent of the Returned Servicemen's ' Association. F. C. Chancy, told j about the picture when he returned ; Perth from the Coronation. He \ said the Queen Mother told him the itory. Prince Charles had perfumed oil on his hair for the first time Coro- i nation Day. In the middle of the | service he patted his hair and j broke the hush in Westminster Abbey with "Nanna, doesn't it smell nice." A photographer caught the Queen Mother reassuring him on the I point. ' In Japan. O Shima island is known as "Suicide Island" because hundreds of people have jumped into its volcano. 'TAKE" A SPIN~-< Schmidt, of North Bellmore, K Y., demonstrates his new "Para-Copter," which h« i»y» inyone can fly after 43 minute of instruction. The sell-starting, pulse-jet-powered craft weighs , 225 pounds, and will J*JJ^ , to learn good grooming Teach your first-grader the importance of maintaining a first-rate appearance at all times . .. neat, trim, well-groomed. Washables, laundered crisp and sparkling clean, do wonders for his sense of pride and self respect ... at trifling cost to you (when we do the laundering, that is). LAUNDRY - CLEANERS IF YOU LIKE A REAL BARGAIN, READ THE WANT ADS The BIGGEST selling job in town Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really jn the market for what you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS! Ads placed before 9 a.m. will appear same day. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS MONEY Money is what you will save this fall If you have storage bins to store your surplus bean crop. With a support price of approx- ibately S2.5G per bu. and an indicated fall price of §2.00 per bu. you can see this will mean a 56c per bu, savings for the farmer on beans stored on the farm in government approved storage. [ Our bins can be financed with 4 years to pay. 1&SI1ST BSN OF All TO IRECT! •Stop in soon, while we still have famous -SIOUX- Steel grain bins! For Additional Information Please Call lean Corp. 1800 W. Main B'ville Phones 6856-6857 GREENS NEW LOAFER SUPPERS Smartest idea In yean —casual leather loafers with SOFT PADDED SOlMI COMFY MOC Indion Ion Podded sole with special joil-pfoof finish. Dff CiE Indian Ion. Podded solo lit MAIN ltlll»

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