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Rhee Visits War Rumors

Pusan; Asks Shake Korea


^cation Economy
; By PFC Dick Brooks Jl
'SEOUL, Jan ^15' (UP)—
'PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. Rumors "that the Korean war
S&S)—President Syngman Rhee, might break out again have
visiting here to observe re- stirred commodity prices and
construction building progress led some persons to 'sell their
since the devastating Nov. 27 furniture.
fire, told 12,000 Koreans as- black market' gold price
sembled downtown that while zipped up about $4 . an ounce
great progress Is being made yesterday, and rice prices
here, "We must unify this have been falling steadily the
country and . build Industrial ;past week—both traditional
factories in North Korea so .Korean price reactions when
that we may improve our liv- a national crisis looms.
ing conditions." s ,The uneasy war prisoner sit-
The P-gJng Korean leader, uation and so-far hopeless at-
bundled in" a heavy overcoat, tempts to arrange a Korean
addressed Korean children and peace conference have caused
parents braving a steady morn- economic, jitters among South
ing rain and thanked General Korean citizens, observers here
Maxwell :IX Taylor for $50,000 agree.
donated by men of the Eighth Koreans are buying, gold on
Army toward Pusan reconstruc- the black market in order to
tion. convert what little wealth they
Rhee, along with Taylor and have into a commodity easily
Xt.. General John B. Coulter carried or hidden. ;Eice, basis
(ret.), chief of the U;N. Korea THAI GREETING—Three members of the the snow behind barbed wire. The painting commodity in all Asiatic coun-
Reconstrction Agency, arrived Thailand Battalion attached to the 9th Inf. tries, would be hard to trans-
Regt., produced this painting for a New served as decoration first for the Thailand
here at 10:45 a.m. yesterday .port in case civilians had to
and immediately left for Tohg- Year's decoration. On a piece of salvaged unit's second anniversary with the 2nd Div. flee south again in the face of
siae to inspect an Armed Forces canvas, M/Sgt. Anan Nilodom, PFC Prasert and later as a New Year's decoration. Thai an attacking Communist army.
Assistance to Korea housing Kettat and PFC Amphon Polkunr painted a officers call the man in the picture "Lone- Some Seoul citizens were sel-
project. • - . r . . . . . . . . . soldier from the waist down standing in some." (USA Photo) ling their heavy furniture in
anticipation of a rapid move.

Mickey Tours Taegu, Pusan KComZ Readies


For Release Heaviest Snows Blanket Korea
SEOUL, Jan, 15 (Pac. S&S)
PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15— tion and supply units in the melting into chilly- rains by
Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Hickey, Pusan area yesterday. —It has been said that January late afternoon today. Road
newly designated deputy com-
mander of AFFE, toured Tae-
The former commander of Of Korea PWs
TAEGU, Korea, Jan. 15—
is a kind' of slate-wiped-clean
for another year's record, but
.conditions are hazardous.
IX Corps in Korea visited the recent weather reports in Ko- General outlook along th«
gu today as he prepared to 7th Trans. Maj. Port, 552nd Preparations for the return of west central front was probable
leave for Japan and his new Chinese ex-prisoners of war are rea indicate that even erasers
Eng. Base Depot; 55th QM of a figurative nature are in scattered light snow again to-
post at Camp Zama. Base Depot and the 226th Ord- being completed today at Ko- day with moderate winds and
Hickey flew to Taegu last rean Communications Zone for a bad time of it this year.
nance Base Depot on his Pu- temperature. Intermittent snow
night with Maj. Gen. William san visit. Task Force Olson headquarters Yesterday, Korea was pelted was reported for today along
S. Lawton, Korean Communi- Purpose of the Pusan in- in Munsan-ni. with its roughest storm of the most of the stabilized battle
cations Zone commander, after spection, Hickey said, was to season.
A dry run of truck convoys Winter in Korea had been line. Temperatures, plunging to
inspecting major transporta- familiarize himself with log- the teens yesterday, will hover
istics in Korea. The four units from the vicinity of the de- milder than usual. Yesterday, generally in the 30's,
he visited form the main militarized zone to a staging these stark hills that know no
Rising temperatures this
Clues Scanty source of supply for armed
forces in Korea.
area at Ascom pity will be
run Jan. 18, according to Col.
friend in winter swallowed as
much as six inches of snow. morning turned most flurries
Harding L. Olson, commanding Along the eastern front, wea- to rain water. The east-central
Following PX Earlier in the day, Hickey
conferred with Brig. Gen.
the 34th Regt., 24th Div. The
34th is assigned to KComZ for.
ther experts reported four to
six inches of the brittle stuff
front reported a 12-degree chill
yesterday, but expected warm-
Richard S. Whitcomb, Pusan
Theft in Ptisan Military Post commander.
the operation. er winds today.
For the entire peninsula, it
PUSAN MILITARY POST, Meanwhile, at Ascom City, was the year's biggest snow
Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. S&S)— extensive preparations are be-
Military police investigators Special Services Maps ing made for the rostering, TOKYO, Jan. 16 (Pac. S<S?S)
bomb. The Seoul area reported
2 inches yesterday, interspers-
yesterday were still searching
for the two thieves who broke
8th Army Kit it Contest clothing, feeding and tempora-
ry housing of about 14,000 Chi-
—The first English-Korean
pocket dictionary is now on
ed with light rains. Most fore-
casters predicted clearing lat-
SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Pac. S&S)— nese PWs now in the care
into this post exchange Wednes- Special Services officers of all sale at bookstores in Japan, er today following an "inter-
day night. A spokesman for corps and divisions met with of the Indian custodial forces. Korea and Okinawa, accord- mittent flow?' during the night.
the investigators reported that Eighth Army Special Services After the processing at the ing to an announcement this
no new clues or suspects have officers here Tuesday to dis- Ascom staging area, convoys week by the Charles E. Tuttle
been found.
The spokesman, an informed
cuss the Eighth Army unit
competition being held the first
will move the ex-PWs to In-
chon, where they will board
Co., . publishers and book-
sellers. Pligh Returns
source who asked not to be LSTs and sail for Formosa. Compiled by Mrs. Joan
named, said the investigators
six months of 1954, Eighth Ar-
my headquarters said today . Trains of the 3rd TMRS and V. Underwood, ;the book con- From Korea
were "swarming all over the The Unit competition is de- Korean national railway will be tains 8,000 of the most fre- N A V Y HQ., YOKOSUKA,
PX taking samples of finger signed to find the most out- used to carry both Chinese quently used English words Japan, Jan. 15—The Navy sur-
prints." But he stressed that standing company in Eighth and Korea sick or injured per- and phrases with Korean geon general, Rear Adm. H.
he did not know if the prints Army. The winning unit, which sonnel as well as all of the equivalents in both Roman-
had led the investigators to will receive a seven-day leave ized spelling and Korean let- Lamont Pugh, returned to
more than 7,000 Koreans now Japan yesterday after a two-
the identity of the criminals. in Japan, will prove itself the in the demilitarized zone. ters. The Viook includes
best in sports activities a n d words and terms infrequent- day inspection tour of .medical
He said several persons were KComZ medical personnel are facilities in Korea.
picked up Wednesday , night military proficiency ratings. working with 24th Div. medics ly met in English but vital in
and yesterday morning who Eighth Army finals will be and units of the Eighth Army Korean because of the dif- With him/ on the tour were
answered to the description of held in Seoul June 14-19. to provide medical care on ferent cultural background of Rear Adm, B- W. Hogan, Pac-
the two ; thi.eyes. However, he hospital trains, convoy routes Korea. The new publication ific Fleet -medical officer, and
said all suspects were released HELP NOW—JOIN THE and at all, points during :the also includes many military Capt. Winhie Gibson, director
when each had established a OF DIMES operation. and political terms. of the Navy's Nurse Corps.
positive alibi. The Admiral was forced to
The thieves, who mad"3 a cancel a stop in Sasebo when
weather closed in and prevent-
clean getaway, are believed to
be -Koreans, the spokesman 662nd MP Co. to Guard PWs' Southern Route ed his landing there. The
said. But he said no positive By PFC John Gnelnzius party landed at Opamma Naval
identification as to nationality July 5, 1950 and is presently The duration of the evacua- Air Station shortly after noon.
had been confirmed. WITH U.S. I CORPS, Korea, commanded by Capt. Willis J. tion is expected to last between
Jan. 15 (Pac.. S&S)—The 662nd Doucet, Columbus, Ga. Pugh will attend a luncheon
two and 10 days, Doucet said, to be held in his honor at the
MP Co., the first to arrive in According to Doucet, the MPs "depending on the' orderliness
ROK Ferry Overturns; Korea, will guard and direct Navy hospital today, and will
will be prepared to "quell any of the operation and the condir leave Japan for the Philip-
traffic "if and when" PWs at riots which may arise in order- tion of roads." Presently two
5 Drown, 8 Injured the South Indian camps are pines tonight.
to protect government property inches of snow and slush blan-
PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. released to go south, it was and lives." He added that he ket the route to be used.
announced here today.
S&S)—Five Koreans were kill-
ed and eight others seriously Tentatively scheduled for
did not expect any shooting.
"They should be like any
"We don't know when we
may be called up there to line
Marine Air Commander
injured Tuesday when passeng-
er's aboard a ferry pulling into
Jan. 23, part of the exodus of
former prisoners will take
other ex-prisoners who have the road," the MP commander To Visit Korea Wing
been told they are going home. stated. "We probably won't HQ., 1ST MARINE AIR-
Hyuchon crowded toward the place over Route 1 and will be IRAFT WING, Korea, Jan. 15
bow and caused the boat to They'll be very excited and know until the last minute and
handled throughout I Corps by happy to be returning to their then - Lt. Gen. Christian F. Schilt,
be ordered up immediate-
capsize. Nine others escaped '.he MPs in conjunction with ] aviation units of the Fleet Ma-
uninjured. other military units in the families and once they're told y- rine Force, Pacific, was slated
area. we are going to help them do "Remember this—they want to arrive here today to inspect
g Pacific Stars & Stripes so, they'll obey and be very i to go home. Wouldn't you be wing units on the Korean pen-
The 622nd arrived in Korea cooperative." I williusr to follow
Rhee Visits War Rumors
Pusan; Asks Shake Korea
^cation Economy
; By PFC Dick Brooks Jl
'SEOUL, Jan ^15' (UP)—
'PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. Rumors "that the Korean war
S&S)—President Syngman Rhee, might break out again have
visiting here to observe re- stirred commodity prices and
construction building progress led some persons to 'sell their
since the devastating Nov. 27 furniture.
fire, told 12,000 Koreans as- black market' gold price
sembled downtown that while zipped up about $4 . an ounce
great progress Is being made yesterday, and rice prices
here, "We must unify this have been falling steadily the
country and . build Industrial ;past week—both traditional
factories in North Korea so .Korean price reactions when
that we may improve our liv- a national crisis looms.
ing conditions." s ,The uneasy war prisoner sit-
The P-gJng Korean leader, uation and so-far hopeless at-
bundled in" a heavy overcoat, tempts to arrange a Korean
addressed Korean children and peace conference have caused
parents braving a steady morn- economic, jitters among South
ing rain and thanked General Korean citizens, observers here
Maxwell :IX Taylor for $50,000 agree.
donated by men of the Eighth Koreans are buying, gold on
Army toward Pusan reconstruc- the black market in order to
tion. convert what little wealth they
Rhee, along with Taylor and have into a commodity easily
Xt.. General John B. Coulter carried or hidden. ;Eice, basis
(ret.), chief of the U;N. Korea THAI GREETING—Three members of the the snow behind barbed wire. The painting commodity in all Asiatic coun-
Reconstrction Agency, arrived Thailand Battalion attached to the 9th Inf. tries, would be hard to trans-
Regt., produced this painting for a New served as decoration first for the Thailand
here at 10:45 a.m. yesterday .port in case civilians had to
and immediately left for Tohg- Year's decoration. On a piece of salvaged unit's second anniversary with the 2nd Div. flee south again in the face of
siae to inspect an Armed Forces canvas, M/Sgt. Anan Nilodom, PFC Prasert and later as a New Year's decoration. Thai an attacking Communist army.
Assistance to Korea housing Kettat and PFC Amphon Polkunr painted a officers call the man in the picture "Lone- Some Seoul citizens were sel-
project. • - . r . . . . . . . . . soldier from the waist down standing in some." (USA Photo) ling their heavy furniture in
anticipation of a rapid move.

Mickey Tours Taegu, Pusan KComZ Readies


For Release Heaviest Snows Blanket Korea
SEOUL, Jan, 15 (Pac. S&S)
PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15— tion and supply units in the melting into chilly- rains by
Maj. Gen. Thomas F. Hickey, Pusan area yesterday. —It has been said that January late afternoon today. Road
newly designated deputy com-
mander of AFFE, toured Tae-
The former commander of Of Korea PWs
TAEGU, Korea, Jan. 15—
is a kind' of slate-wiped-clean
for another year's record, but
.conditions are hazardous.
IX Corps in Korea visited the recent weather reports in Ko- General outlook along th«
gu today as he prepared to 7th Trans. Maj. Port, 552nd Preparations for the return of west central front was probable
leave for Japan and his new Chinese ex-prisoners of war are rea indicate that even erasers
Eng. Base Depot; 55th QM of a figurative nature are in scattered light snow again to-
post at Camp Zama. Base Depot and the 226th Ord- being completed today at Ko- day with moderate winds and
Hickey flew to Taegu last rean Communications Zone for a bad time of it this year.
nance Base Depot on his Pu- temperature. Intermittent snow
night with Maj. Gen. William san visit. Task Force Olson headquarters Yesterday, Korea was pelted was reported for today along
S. Lawton, Korean Communi- Purpose of the Pusan in- in Munsan-ni. with its roughest storm of the most of the stabilized battle
cations Zone commander, after spection, Hickey said, was to season.
A dry run of truck convoys Winter in Korea had been line. Temperatures, plunging to
inspecting major transporta- familiarize himself with log- the teens yesterday, will hover
istics in Korea. The four units from the vicinity of the de- milder than usual. Yesterday, generally in the 30's,
he visited form the main militarized zone to a staging these stark hills that know no
Rising temperatures this
Clues Scanty source of supply for armed
forces in Korea.
area at Ascom pity will be
run Jan. 18, according to Col.
friend in winter swallowed as
much as six inches of snow. morning turned most flurries
Harding L. Olson, commanding Along the eastern front, wea- to rain water. The east-central
Following PX Earlier in the day, Hickey
conferred with Brig. Gen.
the 34th Regt., 24th Div. The
34th is assigned to KComZ for.
ther experts reported four to
six inches of the brittle stuff
front reported a 12-degree chill
yesterday, but expected warm-
Richard S. Whitcomb, Pusan
Theft in Ptisan Military Post commander.
the operation. er winds today.
For the entire peninsula, it
PUSAN MILITARY POST, Meanwhile, at Ascom City, was the year's biggest snow
Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. S&S)— extensive preparations are be-
Military police investigators Special Services Maps ing made for the rostering, TOKYO, Jan. 16 (Pac. S<S?S)
bomb. The Seoul area reported
2 inches yesterday, interspers-
yesterday were still searching
for the two thieves who broke
8th Army Kit it Contest clothing, feeding and tempora-
ry housing of about 14,000 Chi-
—The first English-Korean
pocket dictionary is now on
ed with light rains. Most fore-
casters predicted clearing lat-
SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Pac. S&S)— nese PWs now in the care
into this post exchange Wednes- Special Services officers of all sale at bookstores in Japan, er today following an "inter-
day night. A spokesman for corps and divisions met with of the Indian custodial forces. Korea and Okinawa, accord- mittent flow?' during the night.
the investigators reported that Eighth Army Special Services After the processing at the ing to an announcement this
no new clues or suspects have officers here Tuesday to dis- Ascom staging area, convoys week by the Charles E. Tuttle
been found.
The spokesman, an informed
cuss the Eighth Army unit
competition being held the first
will move the ex-PWs to In-
chon, where they will board
Co., . publishers and book-
sellers. Pligh Returns
source who asked not to be LSTs and sail for Formosa. Compiled by Mrs. Joan
named, said the investigators
six months of 1954, Eighth Ar-
my headquarters said today . Trains of the 3rd TMRS and V. Underwood, ;the book con- From Korea
were "swarming all over the The Unit competition is de- Korean national railway will be tains 8,000 of the most fre- N A V Y HQ., YOKOSUKA,
PX taking samples of finger signed to find the most out- used to carry both Chinese quently used English words Japan, Jan. 15—The Navy sur-
prints." But he stressed that standing company in Eighth and Korea sick or injured per- and phrases with Korean geon general, Rear Adm. H.
he did not know if the prints Army. The winning unit, which sonnel as well as all of the equivalents in both Roman-
had led the investigators to will receive a seven-day leave ized spelling and Korean let- Lamont Pugh, returned to
more than 7,000 Koreans now Japan yesterday after a two-
the identity of the criminals. in Japan, will prove itself the in the demilitarized zone. ters. The Viook includes
best in sports activities a n d words and terms infrequent- day inspection tour of .medical
He said several persons were KComZ medical personnel are facilities in Korea.
picked up Wednesday , night military proficiency ratings. working with 24th Div. medics ly met in English but vital in
and yesterday morning who Eighth Army finals will be and units of the Eighth Army Korean because of the dif- With him/ on the tour were
answered to the description of held in Seoul June 14-19. to provide medical care on ferent cultural background of Rear Adm, B- W. Hogan, Pac-
the two ; thi.eyes. However, he hospital trains, convoy routes Korea. The new publication ific Fleet -medical officer, and
said all suspects were released HELP NOW—JOIN THE and at all, points during :the also includes many military Capt. Winhie Gibson, director
when each had established a OF DIMES operation. and political terms. of the Navy's Nurse Corps.
positive alibi. The Admiral was forced to
The thieves, who mad"3 a cancel a stop in Sasebo when
weather closed in and prevent-
clean getaway, are believed to
be -Koreans, the spokesman 662nd MP Co. to Guard PWs' Southern Route ed his landing there. The
said. But he said no positive By PFC John Gnelnzius party landed at Opamma Naval
identification as to nationality July 5, 1950 and is presently The duration of the evacua- Air Station shortly after noon.
had been confirmed. WITH U.S. I CORPS, Korea, commanded by Capt. Willis J. tion is expected to last between
Jan. 15 (Pac.. S&S)—The 662nd Doucet, Columbus, Ga. Pugh will attend a luncheon
two and 10 days, Doucet said, to be held in his honor at the
MP Co., the first to arrive in According to Doucet, the MPs "depending on the' orderliness
ROK Ferry Overturns; Korea, will guard and direct Navy hospital today, and will
will be prepared to "quell any of the operation and the condir leave Japan for the Philip-
traffic "if and when" PWs at riots which may arise in order- tion of roads." Presently two
5 Drown, 8 Injured the South Indian camps are pines tonight.
to protect government property inches of snow and slush blan-
PUSAN, Korea, Jan. 15 (Pac. released to go south, it was and lives." He added that he ket the route to be used.
announced here today.
S&S)—Five Koreans were kill-
ed and eight others seriously Tentatively scheduled for
did not expect any shooting.
"They should be like any
"We don't know when we
may be called up there to line
Marine Air Commander
injured Tuesday when passeng-
er's aboard a ferry pulling into
Jan. 23, part of the exodus of
former prisoners will take
other ex-prisoners who have the road," the MP commander To Visit Korea Wing
been told they are going home. stated. "We probably won't HQ., 1ST MARINE AIR-
Hyuchon crowded toward the place over Route 1 and will be IRAFT WING, Korea, Jan. 15
bow and caused the boat to They'll be very excited and know until the last minute and
handled throughout I Corps by happy to be returning to their then - Lt. Gen. Christian F. Schilt,
be ordered up immediate-
capsize. Nine others escaped '.he MPs in conjunction with ] aviation units of the Fleet Ma-
uninjured. other military units in the families and once they're told y- rine Force, Pacific, was slated
area. we are going to help them do "Remember this—they want to arrive here today to inspect
g Pacific Stars & Stripes so, they'll obey and be very i to go home. Wouldn't you be wing units on the Korean pen-
The 622nd arrived in Korea cooperative." I williusr to follow