The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 12
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December 21, 1953

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

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PAGF 8I,YTHEVTT.T,B (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1958 Last Appeal Sent U. S. POW's By FORREST EDWARDS PANMUNJOM HI — The U.N. Command today prepared n last- rninute broadens! appeal to 22 American war pi-.soncrs who stayed with the Communists, even AS the Allied Far East eommnnd- «r Indicated hope has been abandoned that any of the 22 will return home. The Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission announced it had •pproved an Allied request to broadcast to the prisoners Wednes- day—hours before the deadline for explanations to balky war prisoners. The Allies staked their hopes of winning back prisoners on Hie broadcasts and a 12-page letter addressed to each man as changes for face-to-face interviews all but vanished in a welter of last-minute delays. The Communists resumed their long-delayed explanation program today and chalked up their best score to date. NOTICE We Will Be Closed L. K. ASHCRAFT CO. AND FEEDERS SUPPLY Co. Red members of Uio Military Armistice Commission pressed again for an extension of the time foi interviews beyond Oec. 23 during a 2!- 1 -hour meeting today, but the U.N. Command promptly rejectee the request. Gen. John E. Hull, U.S. Far East commander, told newsmen in Seoul that Americans in noutra! custody have had both time and opportunity to change their minds. He indicated the Allies have given up hope that any will return home. Allies Only Chsuu-e The broadcast and the letter appeared to be the Allies' only chance of contacting the prisoners j before the Wednesday midnight Wednesday midnight deadline. The Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission ruled that the POWs mast agree to accept the letter from an Allied explanation j team, Lt. Gen. K. S. Thlmayya, j Indian chairman of the commis- jsion, said he would get the Americans' answer tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Reds wort back • 33 of 250 Chinecc captives as mtcr- | views were resumed after a 34-day i stalemate. This not only was the greatest number of prisoners the Commu- i nists have won hack, in a single ; day but was almost triple their i best previous record percentage- i wise. | Oct. 31 when 21 of 45 North Koi reaus—4.6 p«r cent—elected to re- j The previous records were set iOct. 31 when 21 of -15 NortliKo- ! roans—1.6 per cent—elected to re- jturn to Communist rule. The best i previous record with Chinese pris- j oners was far below this—10 won j back out of 430 interviewed Oct. H, a percentage of only 2.4. In eight days of interviews the Communists have talked to 2.B81 prisoners and have won back 104 i or 39 per cent . Compound B3, from which the ! prisoners were drawn Monday, ap- j peared unusually docile. The prisoners agreed readily to permit interviews with just half each day —something no other compound has donn. The .secnncl 250 prisoners will go before Red explainers tomorrow. Communist refusal to interview entire 5QQ-man compounds in a single day precipitated the long suspension of explanations. A few prisoners cursed and spat Demos to Eye Postmaster Nominations WASHINGTON (/I 1 ) — Sen. Mon ronoy (D-Okla) said today some Democrats in Congress have served notice they will demand a close check of all postmaster nominations next year to see if vacancies resulted from "undue pressure" on Democratic incumbents. The Oklahonum is a member of the Senate Post Office Committee, which passes on all postmaster nominations before they go to the Senate floor for confirmation. Sen. Carlson (R-Kan), chairman of the committee, said he did not understand any formal notice had been served on his group by its Democratic members although they had mentioned the matter. Carlson added that he would be glad to make any investigation desired by Democrats of the way in which vacancies occurred in post- masterships for which Republican nominees will be sent to the Senate by President Eisenhower. Several Democratic senators have reported receiving complaints that the new administration has tried to ass and scare Democrats into tting as postmasters. Formers Get 86 Million WASHINGTON f/'PJ-Parmers and stockmen, most of them in drought ireas, have borrowed more than 86 million dollars from the Farmers Home Administration since July 1, Secretary of Agriculture Benson said today. Arrive AucklomJ, Dec. 23,195 J. Depart for Australia Jan. 30,1954. U.K. and Aiiociattd Independent Stottf So ill on royo! linir, Gothic, N&v. 27, o* Kt««t«s Joica for New Ztalamf. UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA Co'onin end other ecptndenciet Afmt Sydney, Fe,t>. 3. Leave Fremantle, April 1 ALONG THE ROYAL BRITISH TOUR OF THE EMPIRE-Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, are making a six-month trip around the world (see Newsmap), during which they will visit many of the commonwealths and colonies of the "far-flung British Empire. The royal couple will travel by air from London to Jamaica on the first leg of the trip. At Jamaica they will board the royal liner, S.S. Gothic, for the voyage to New Zealand. The Gothic will be their home for the next five months until they reach Aden. From there they will fly across North Africa to Tobruk where they will board the royal yacht, Britannia, lor the last leg of the trip home. Approximately half the time they are away from home will be spent in Australia and New Zealand. Dr. Millikan Rites Wednesday PASADENA, Calif. WJ — Dr. Robert Millikan, world renowned scientist and dean of American physicists, is dead. The 85-year-old Nobel Prize winner succumbed Saturday at a rest lome. He had been bedridden with infirmities of age for several months. His body will lie in state tomor- row at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in nearby Glendale. Private services are being planned for Wednesday. Dr. Millikan, an authority on cosmic rays, for years was head of the California Institute of Technology here. He lived in nearby San Marino. Winner of the Nobel Prize in physics in 1923, he held 25 honorary degrees from universities and wrote 18 books and hundreds of papers. His son, Dr. Clark Millikan, professor of Aeronautics at Caltech, was with his father when the. end came. Another son. Max F. Millikan, is professor of economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Milllkan's wife, the former Greta Blanchard, to whom he had been married since 1902, died last Oct. 10. Reds Beaten Back HANOI, .Indochina (#)—A French army spokesman announced that French- and Vietnamese troops beat off an ambush today by Vietminh soldiers in the Red River Delta, killing 13 of the Communist- led rebels and capturing 49. Mechanical damage, not decay, is the principal reason for replacing railroad' ties. ,t the persuaders today, but there i vas none of the violence which larked earlier explanation ses- ; ons. j Some of the prisoners walked ! nto the tents with the mind ob- i 'iously made up, but others ap- j >eared to be convinced during long ; nd quiet interviews. j Gen. Hull told newsmen in Seoul I iC is interested only in being cer- ! a in that the American prisoners ! ave freedom to choose their fu- j ure. | "The thing that we have stood | or always has been freedom of ! hoice," he said. ! THOMPSON JEWELERS — Blytheville ON ALL To Liquidate Stock COME & GET THE/ WHILE THEY LAST ^ ^^ • • 1*. BJ.Goodrich BF Goodrich 417 W. 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