August 19, 2016
January 27, 1953
Fighting Slows As Commanders Make Check- Ups SEQUL (UP)
- Four rampaging Allied Sabre jets tangled with 20 Communist MIG-15s
today 20 miles south of the Suiho reservoir on the Manchurian border
and damaged two of the Red jets. On the ground, the war slacked
to a near stop. Only scattered patrol actions and light Communist
p robes were reported along the front last night. In another air
action, Japan- based B-29 Superforts dropped 120 tons of bombs on
two Red targets. Th Navy revealed that the battleship Missouri had
been in action. Monday the “Big Mo,” finished a 46 hour bombardment
of Red targets in the Songjin area on the east coast, 160 miles
north of the 38th Parallel. U.s. Army Chief of Staff Gen. J. Lawton
Collins got a first hand look at the South Korean Army today and
reported he was “impressed” with its improvement. UN Commander Gene.
Mark W. Clark and outgoing Eighth Army Commander Gen. James A. Van
Fleet ,made a rapid tour of forward divisions with the chief of
staff. It included conferences with ROK officers. “I have been impressed
with two things up to now,” Collins said. “One is the improvement
in the ROK army. The other is the improvement in the Allied road
network.” In his tour of the front, hopping from headquarters to
headquarters by light plane, Collins paid particular attention to
ROK units which presently hold almost two-thirds of the front. Collins
did not go below division headquarters level and seemed primarily
interested in conferences with various commanders.
March 14, 1953
McCarthy, Ike Battle Looms Over Bohlen
Washington (UP)- A first class showdown between President Eisenhower
and Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy seemed inevitable today if the administration
press the nomination of Charles E. Bohlen as Ambassador to Russia.
McCarthy, it was disclosed, actively fight the appointment grounds
that Bohlen was “ near the heart of the Acheson group” in the State
Department. If the Senate turns down the appointment it would be
a serious blow to the President’s foreign policy leadership, especially
since most of the opposition to the career diplomat centers in Mr.
Eisenhower’s own party.
Bohlen to Testify
Bohlen is expected to testify Tuesday for a second time for the
Senate Foreign Relations committee, Sen. H. Aleander Smith (R-N.
J.) said the Russian expert will be asked to “clear up” an entry
in the Forrestal diaries which quoted former. Undersecretary of
State Joseph C. Grew to the effect that Bohlen was among those who
opposed ending the war against Japan before Russia’s entrance.
Leave payments: Sen. Frank Carlson (R-Kans.) introduced a
bill to bar retiring government officials from making “further raids
on the treasury” for unused leaves. Out going officials of the Truman
administration have been under fire for collecting $709,538 in leave
Voice of America Voice: Sen. Karl E. Mundt (R-S.
D.) said he is confident the State Department will stop the Voice
of America from violating the law by using broadcasters who have
not been checked for security. He said he was calling the “clear
violation” to the attention of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.
Un-American: Sen. Paul Douglas (D-Ill.) has assured
House investigators his divorced wife, Dorothy, was “not a Communist”
before their separation 26 years ago. Mrs. Douglas yesterday refused
to tell the House Un-American Activities committee investigating
Reds in education whether she ever was a Communist.
Color T-V: The House Commerce Committee is planning
to open hearings beginning probably late net month on why the public
isn’t getting color television more quickly.