Amarillo Daily News in Amarillo, Texas
7 Sep 1953

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7 Sep 1953

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Amarillo Daily News (Newspaper) - September 7, 1953, Amarillo, Texas Freed yanks Tell Toiv chinese obtained confessions a tit t to. Freedom Village Korea. Monday sept. 7 a freed Ameri can airmen began unfolding sunday the Genie some inside Story of How chinese reds perpetrated the korean wars biggest hoax germ warfare a a confessions a by tortures carried on Long after the truce was signed. A the chinese were still at it As late As 4 30 . Yesterday a about five hours before the last group of americans started toward Freedom. The Story is one of maggots crawling on untreated wounds. If. If. draw its a Story of threats to keep a a Long suffering prisoner from re turning to his loved ones until he signed. But it is Only a fragmentary beginning of the horror etched full account. Six of the airmen who came out to Freedom sunday in held ack until the last Day talk right away. Two were marked a no press by examining doctors who said they were in no condition to Tell about their experiences . If. If. I who would talk said they were and threatened for Day on Day beyond All physical endurance. One still retained enough of his wits to in his a a confessions a dead Giveaway that his statement was a fraud. On an Asiatic continent where ret ated plagues have made them one of the chief sources of dread the chinese reds u Gan building up the germ warfare hoax soon Aher Thev entered the korean War late in 1950.if. If. If they Are still at it. Sunday the piping red radio broadcast the names of �?T25 u. S. Airmen who a honestly confessed the crimes i yet another airman. 2nd it. Piping said the 25 had been Richard g. Voss of Osborne. Kan., was captured july 17, 1952 ques the chinese insisted in the face toned daily until his release ves of repeated and indignant denials Ter Day and Only after by highest u. S. Governmental and red doctors stood by while mag Militar it officials that airmen gots crawled Over his untreated dropped disease spreading on Korea. Of two of the highest ranking u. S. I a the Way they handled me they i air Force officers captured by the let the maggots do the 24-year-1 reds said sunday after their re old flier said lease that they held out until two the maggots wriggled on his weeks after the armistice was burned flesh and crawled Down his signed on july 27. But the reds right ear. Made them backdate their a icon it was Voss who said the reds to last May still were after As late As 4.30 . Yesterday the reds labelled Voss a a War criminal and threatened to take him to red China for trial. The two highest ranking air Force men freed yesterday by the. Reds were col. Walker a Mahu in. .34. Of fort Wayne ind., and col Andrew j Hgt ans or. Of Montgomery Ala. The reds were a just about As cruel As they could said col. Mahurin. A it depends on the individual How Long he can fight the problem. You can look at Andy a face and see what he a hem the colonel nodded toward wan faced col. Evans Deputy commander of the Quot Isth fighter bomber Wing of the 5th air orce. If. If if. The reds even Tell a Hiiri the armistice had been signed until after he a a confessed on aug. 10. The reds backdated statement to May 10. As late As aug. .30. Mahurin had to write an undated statement. Alan win Nigton English a o r n correspondent for the Lindon daily worker Sal in on military tribunals and helped with the . Mahurin said the a a confessions came Back later a corrected by someone who knew English pretty Well and the prisoners had to re copy them. Mahurin added Mahurin listed High up on the reds a list. A i would a a that the boys Van did not write a confessions should get the medal of Honor a he said. A i did not know human being.? could let a so inhuman to other human a. If if the reds threatened him with death. They kept him standing at icon Imick on Page 2 list see More on Channel 4 Kunc to Amarillo daily news Nal City edition six loaned Wiron Amnot a Ial it gtd prow and i Llod pro a a a h pro Philo and pi4furn Sori Ihu Ilni Sionni and Nuttli Inmann staff s<r%ir4n vol. Xiv no. 261 a a a a Amarillo Texas. Monday morning september 7, 1953 a a a 28 pages Price five cents by Mcarthy r Panmunjom. Monday sept. 7 the United nations Cornland today prepared a stiff demand on the communists for the return or an accounting of americans known to have been captured by the reds but not returned in the prisoner Exchange which ended yesterday. A there is no time to be wasted a a said a u. N. Spokesman. He said the demand on the reds probably would be made today. The u. N. Command declined to i say immediately How Many Allied War Are on the missing list pending a final of those during the 33 Days i of operation big switch. But it Wasi believed the number would be a substantial one. The names have been compiled by intelligence officers for the last i three years from evidence in com-1 Monist broadcasts propaganda i letters from the missing men and double Check of testimony of men who have been freed if if if heading the list of the still miss-1 ing air Force capt. Harold Fischer a double Iet Ace from Swea City Iowa. Fischer is credited with 10 Mig Iet kills. The reds said recently they would Send Back All the Allied continued on Page 2 i re elect educators meet today two of the text a research league a Chi meet with school trustees us Erin Pendents and principals of Amarillo and Potter f tomorrow morning As one step in a statewide Survey of the program. The meeting was railed by Wendell Rcd chek assistant director and Glenn Ivy research chief of the Texas research league which has been engaged by the Texas slate Board of education to conduct the Survey. It will Bei held at 10 am in the office of Charles w. Whittington Potter i county superintendent. Potter county is Orve of 35 chosen As a for purposes of the . Or. Bedichek and or. Ivy will gather statistics and other data on the Workings Andi results to Date of the so it Alied minimum foundation program adopted four years ago by the legislature As the basis of Texas school administration. The Texas research league has its Headquarters in Austin. Bern h. Wooten the Dallas banker is chairman. Alvin Burger is executive director. It is a com Konrad Adenauer tale of 2 Clovis families one has happiness the other emptiness Clovis no sept. 6�?for the family and friends of sgt. Dan Leroy Mckinney Here tonight there was Happy anticipation of a joyous Homecoming tomorrow but for the Young wife of sgt. Richard Albright there was Only a War department Telegram informing her that he was not repatriated. Mckinney a pow freed by the reds will be greeted on his Homecoming monday by an official City Celebration a brass band and a Parade. But for mrs. Sharon Albright there is Only a growing fear that her husband will never return. Trom mom for sgt. Roy rot life if if if. City pos come Home coast alerted for Hurricane Washington sept. Gift the weather Bureau tonight advised maximum precautions along the if if if tax Upkin xxiv Dan Leroy Mekinney will come Home to Clovis from 22 years As a prisoner of War Mon Dav afternoon and the City will hold an official welcoming Celebration for him. The 27-Vear-old sergeant is the son of or. And mrs. S. J. Mckinney of Clovis. To and his parents who met him when his ship docked in san f Francisco saturday. Will arrive at the station Here at 2 30 pm monday 1 .30 pm Texas time. If if if to Mckinney. The most Welcome sight will he his Fiance. Miss Joyce Riley of Tulia who was Here today awaiting his arrival. Clovis mayor o. G. Potter sunday night said the City will Greet the returning sex pow w if a Celebration at the Railroad station Here. A we Hope to give Leroy Mckinney the same kind of re y. A by Pitini Aii the Voi no wife of sgt Richard Albright of Clovis Sun Day received a War department Telegram informing her that her husband was not returned with the last prisoners of War repatriated by the communists in Korea. Mrs. Sharon Albright was Konrad Adenauer. re rec a5st i s Wka Iii k blk a Amarillo and i clan Quot Rollin Ltd fair us it a ii r los monday and fue ,.l a hang in ump a car old airman husband who Turp i a sunday was a Crew member on a b-29, i. High Mon super fort shot Dow n he the reds by., on july 4, 1952. She was planning to talk to survivors of the air a a old monday and Battle in an attempt to find out tuesday what happened to her husband. Mayico u. A4 v. Ilyn rally fair a he monday night. Little just 1.5 mini before her in Lamper Aluies Hj-9.v airman husband son of tempera burp a it it mrs. B. S. Albright took off on 7 i he ill fated flight 14 months ago x am. He he had written mrs. Albright Ai in note. A a we re going across Frej Pond and find some Max Yurii. .<�1 after the sup fort was shot by Mary Natho Home cooked meals and the pleasure of just doing nothing for the next 30 Days is something of a Novelty for a couple of former prisoners of War who flew into Amarillo yesterday. They Are sgt. Roy Virge Ratliff son of mrs. R. L. Henderson 2203 Wichita and Frank Ratliff 307 North Taylor Paraf ively new organization ded and Cpl. Milburn Hines Starnes brother of mrs. A. B. Leafed to a More efficient gov a Cockrell 1809 Oak and son of j. C. Starnes of Littlefield. New England roast against Dan a Gaff serous gales heavy it col. Thomas . The seas and High tides if the Center Foj St Clovis pow repatriated he the Atlantic Hurricane continues its present course. In a 10 pm Cost , the weather Bureau said the Hurricane is now moving northward Clovis about 18 Miles per hour with the be at renter about 225 Miles South of this i tvs a Nantucket mass. The last caption we gave Tommy Harrison f Crew members arc when he came Potter i urday night 10 of them none of whom Ever had been Rex irked As captured by the reds crossed into Freedom at , Korea. Sergeant Albright was one of the two who did not appear. The other was a Spokane wash., airman. If if if Todal .mr.s. re Sunrise i 24 Nour. Yp.4lprd�y m n1 pm. 2 pm. .1 p.m4 pm. Min. Yest. Min yest.>2 57 is Init 7 Zilfi pm pro american democrats hold Power Bonn Germany sept. 7 api a pro american Chancellor Konrad Adenauer won a landslide election Victory today. West Germany voted to rearm with the West rejected socialist Neutral ism routed the communist party and smashed an attempted nazi comeback. It was a political disaster for Moscow and a Triumph for Washington. A Mammoth turnout of 2fi million of 3.3 million eligible voters gave an overwhelming endorse mini to Adenauer a in lies of contributing German manpower and resources to the military defense of the free world. If. If if the socialists who opposed rearmament and ought. To appease the soviets by a program of unarmed neutrality were soundly trounced. The decisive Victory of Adenauer s Christian Democrat party the 77-.ypar-Oid Chancellor hinge another four year term with even greater authority than before. Sharp vigilance by West Ger-�7�?T, Man authorities prevented a i Fiji feared outbreak by red thugs from East Germany who sent sunday in Taij instead of molest-571 ing voters the government continued on Page 2� the reds returned Here last month. If if if mayor Potter said the air pm Oree base band will the station Here to Greet boys Rodeo does again at 8 tonight Ern ment through baseball scores .10 a 1 highest winds Are about a a we la have a Little Parade sergeant Ratett repatriated aug. 19, and Corporal ipod Miles per hour near the Cen main Street and up to his Home Starnes released aug. 17, landed saturday afternoon Ter and gales extend outward 250 he said. About 4 pm on the usent Marine adder in san Francisco. 1eastern Sec Mckinney serving with the wept Texas new Max to a Fagin so on the boat with them were sgt. A. I. Becker formerly a division was finst reported tonight. a i i. A Ciui a dangerous in action april 22, 1951. Flint Campi Amarito. Noo 34n 212-in 18 1., _ a 100 Noo 0.52-fi 8 Oil ittle of Borger. A Norkis spent most of their time in Eil it flan Brown 5> and Hen Dpra on i .1 j 1 Jordan 7i Camp no. 1. Although they did St Canna Ksenio not know top another. Amarili 011014 010-8 15 of a e401 0,51 Fox 9 32 2 of Amarillo sgt. Leroy Mckinney of Clovis Cpl. Wesley j go a a a i. A Bureau said. Territory after North korean. His rapture. In route Home both Estess and Ratliff were Tokyo monday sept. 7 Cpin together in Camp. Nineteen Cap Twenty two americans freed from however. Sergeant Ratliff said be marines were chosen to prison Camps left by Pampa of a of i and Warren. Rodriguez Williama i and Lam Rios. Sgt rond Camp plainvif.w001 540 .5 1,5 10 2 Pampa. 203 to 1 2-14 14 3 Davis Stopf 7 and w Arron hts Chufi Henson 4william 5. Fri and Lambrino. Abilene. 240 100 302�?10 19 2 . 021 010 100 .5 1.5 2 Palmer. Cummins 2 and moral. Palmer 2 Isenhart Gleason 2 and Earsley. Boroker. 000 100 012 4 4 8 ,502 000 fiox�?11 9 2 Ewen and Hoeckendorf Parker and Benltey. National lk.ac k Philadelphia. 000 401 002 -7 7 1 Pittsburgh. 000 100 010�?2 1 0 i Drews and Burress face. Wauch is Herkt 8i and Janowiz. Brooklyn. 020 002 020�?� 8 1 new York. 100 002 000�?.5 4 1 Roe and Campanella Gomez and Westrum. First came St i runs. 001 000 000�?1 9 o mii.waukee100 200 0fl\�?.5 8 0 , Chambers 4white 7 and Rice Buhl. Spahn 7 and Crandall. Second aame it 1/ins000 000 21�?3 i 0 Milwaukee. 110 001 00-3 8 1 in Monosky. Brazle 7miller 8 and Rice Lyddle and Cooper. Flat aame Cincinnati. 331 000 010�?8 8 1 Chicago. 300 210 302�?7 1 0 1 Perkowski Kelly 5 and i Lindrith Rush. Klippsten 3lown 9 and Mccullough. Second game ctr innate. 000 000 200 2 8 4 on ago. 000 351 02x�?7 7 0 Nuxhall. King s. Podbielan i. Myth 8 and Seminick Willis and Garagiola american Chicago. 000 020 000�?2 i 2 Cleveland. 000 202 oox�?4 7 0 trucks. Pierre 8 and Lollar Houtteman and Hokan. Detroit. Ill 000 020�?5 13 0 St Raduis. 000 001 10�?21 Gray. Herbert 8 and balts Kkt Low. Pallette 3. Stuart 8. Paige 9 and Moss. First game Boston. 100 020 014�?8 11 1 Philadelphia -. 012 000 001 11 1 Brown. Sulkan 3. Leu 5. Kinder 8 and White Fricano and Astroth. Second game Boston. 004 000 000�?4 10 1 Phi Ladelma. 000 000 Oodo i 3 Mermott and Wilber Boru. Cold iian 6 and Murray. Among those to meet sergeant Ratliff at r 5t> am yesterday w Hen he flew in by Twa were or. And mrs. Henderson and Morris Estess who was released by the cd Ommi insists in , . I turd a night after he had been Reat. Morris came Home they included a. Lawrence reunited with his parents in san. In Ohms. Eagle pass Tex. Franeisco. A it was All so Eloit a he Knovs sol James w Hart of re timed to american lines when plane sunday from Tokyo a Over the Dephone first go me Pampa sgt. Dewey Brittain of the communist troops were hav a Airport for the United states go Yadav night after he had been Plainview. 001 005 1-5 i 11 Borger and Cpl. Jimmy Chavez ing to Retreat a it 201 005 x-8 7 1of Amarillo. A and Roy Ratliff received his raise in rank to sergeant in april Iku while he was a prisoner. He was captured in november 19. 0. Ratliff was serving a a continued on Page 2 by Bili. F Heck a see if and perhaps revived a War department Tele rough knocks and Tough turn repatriated prisoner. I g,.am informing her that her Hus Hies at the first go round of the tip i band was not repatriated. Ninth annual boys ranch Rod o a a planning to go to califor yesterday did no to dismay the i Nia to meet those Fellows who got Young i iders As they look Forward a out and find what happen Fol a to the final performance at 8 pm i today at Tri state Fairgrounds but the Young Mother does t Athena. Have much Hope left for herself and her daughter Jacque who he was confined in Camp no North Korea. If. If miss talked to her i later he was reported a prisoner of War. His Mother had received a a. A a a. In a aha a a a. 20 ,.,tora a in Hin Whie -1a they said two of the boys did no to Home out of that plane when it was shot Down. Since Richard Wasny to among those they feed i done to see How he could Hae made it a she said. Tvs court Lii . i m Kunc Kail log Man on to sir pct. 11 4.5 am ing thai i can t remember much about it a she said. A the said he was Okay. Its been about 3 years since we talked about what Day Well get married. Well have to i talk it Over some anybody got a Vintage car got a Vintage car among the hobbyists who a a collect old cars a Vintage car is one of the ancients those put together before say 1918. And the Tri stale fair officials want to stage a Vintage car exhibition during the fair sept. 20-26. In fact they would enjoy having a display that showed a Model of All cars from the Early 1900s to the present. If you be a car or know the whereabouts of one that will serve for earlier years please Call Rex Baxter at the Amarillo chamber of Commerce or the Tri state Fairgrounds. Three Plains pcs arrive Wei mesday three High Plains repatriated prisoners of War Are scheduled to arrive in san f wednesday aboard the Tran Fiort Gen. John Pope according to the press. They Are sgt. Thomas to. Howell husband of mrs. Etta f. Howell .3620 North East 24th Cpl. Jimmy. Chavez son of or. And mrs. Felix Chavez 1.306 Piast 15th and pfc. William a Smith of Lubbock. Some 187 Hoys participated in the wild West show and most will be Rilling again tonight. Sponsored by the will Rogers Range riders proceeds from the show will go to the ranch building fund. A this was the Best shows we be had in All nine Veary a Cal Farley founder of boys ranch said yesterday. A it went off like clockwork and the fans did t i have to wait on anything. There was action All the he said Farley my other boys ranch officials expect tonight a show to be better than yesterdays with the boys kinks and a Are no a fright worked out in the first Sizow i tonight s riders will be com Peting against yesterdays winners in each of the seven events. Fogt adding in he Shetland Pony Riding contest for six to eight year Olds Are Larrv Finley and Larry p by. Iii Lor calf Riding leaders Are Carl Ingraham and John in Nis. John 8, is from a Ermany and has been at roys ranch about a year. Officials there said he could speak no English when he first arrived. Steer Riding for 10 to 13-Vcar-Olds leaders Are Calloway Queen and Homer Derryberry. Calloway is the top Junior football player it a he it Nacri. And plays quarterback. Trick Riding open to All performers. Is led by Elmer and Delmer Miller and Dave , Elmer and Delmer twins a re tied for first place. Gaun Der was the 19.52 All round Cowboy. Bull Riding lira item to boys from 14 to 16. Is led by Dave Gaunder Delmer Miller and continued on Page 2i Slappy Landing Dollar Day tomorrow Amarillo businesses will be closed today but be bustling tomorrow with the first monthly Dollar Day of the fall shopping season. Dollar Day normally observed on monday has been deferred until tomorrow because of the labor Day Holiday. I Ltd it is Roundup for 24 hours Dawn to Dawn arid an a Dally news staff photo by Billy Forbes and Lester . I a stretch Lor Cpl. Might urn Starnes pint and quart size cow Doys from boys ranch whipped leather and bit dust yesterday As their two Day annual Rodeo opened. Finale on the affair comes tonight. , Overland or 1910 Fords Are in demand from the Tri state fair. Any car which May be called a a Vintage Auto is needed by the fair for a projected show of old vehicles. What no squeals the fair is going to be strangely Quie year with no Melody fro w 4 it this the Swine barn. Because of the outbreak of a disease the fair management announced Vester Day the annual Swine contest is being cancelled. Chi Rich goers yesterday heard an Appeal in most City pulpits for the crop drive for cattle. Special offerings will be asked again next week for help on the Hoof. I two former pos arrived Iris Amarillo yesterday the first to big switch began weeks ago a a a a is Slatt photo the Back of a rampaging Call is not the softest seat in the world and this Young boys rancher was probably Happy to be on the ground at least after the dust settled. He was one of the six to eight year old boys who competed in the Junior calf Riding contest at Tho ninth on Nuol boys ranch Rodeo yesterday

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