The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 15, 1952 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 15, 1952
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MONDAY, DEC. 15 1052 BLTTMEVILLB (ARK.) 1 COURIER XEWi PAGE Moscow Myth: Alaska was Card Debt EDITOR'S NOTE: The author of the following report it Professor at Russian Civilization and Language at Colgate University. By ALBERT PARKY Written for NBA Service MEW YORK (NBA) — Alaska should b« returned to Russia—for back In 1861 dishonest Yankees tricked the tsar out of it. Such is the "line" increasingly dinned into the Russians' • ears by their Soviet government. A typical statement recently appearing in "Komsomolskaya Pravda" of Moscow, the official dally of the Communist Youth League, Breads: ~ "The United States used the ways | of a low sharper when it bought '. Alaska and the Aleutian Islands from the tsarist government for next . to nothing." \ You will find similar sentences and paragraphs In many another Soviet newspaper. You will see them In the Great Soviet Encyclopedia. You will read them in the latest Russian books. I Should you run into Soviet' soldiers and officers in Berlin, Vienna or other remaining points of our contact, with Stalin's | men, and should you manage to strike up conversations with them, they will tell you: "Why, Tsar Alexander II was drunk when he sold Alaska _^to you Americans!" And, also in-all seriousnc&s: "Sure, the tsar lost Alaska at cards. He paid a gambling debt to Americans with it." This feeling, this legend, goes farther back than the present cold war. Even during our wartime alhance with the Soviet Union. Russian leaders among themselves harped on the lie about Alaska. "Alaska Is ours! • The Americans ^k'ook it awav irom us! We shall take l "H away from them[" So exclaimed Vasiiy'v. Kuznetsov, head of the Soviet state-run labor unions, when in the Spring of 1945 he saw a map of Alaska on the wall of his hotel room in Fairbanks. This outburst by one of Stalin's main henchmen we have on the authority of Sreten Zujovitch, once chief of the pro-Cominform faction in Tito's Communist party, bill now recanting and telling tales ou of Red school. He shared that Pair- No Immediate Drop in Home Prices Seen WASHINGTON (VP>—The price of homes isn't coming clown any time soon, the National Association of Real Estate Boards predicted Sat' urday. The association's report is based on. a survey of real estate boards in ?<5 communities, it, was announced. Ninety-one per cent of the boards taking part In the survey predicted stable or even higher prices for new homes during the next six '. months; only 9 per cent forecast prices would drop. About 50 per cent expected prices Town Buys Jail For Only $75 Tt»»OOLA, IK. (sy-TuscoU has i o«r J.U tod.jr—bought It for »16. la,, advertised Its WHY RUSSIA WANTS ALASKA — It's perfectly obvious why Russia wants Alaska when you se< how strategically close It is to RUB- ila's Siberia. • all-steel two-cell Jail (or nl« Mid Tuscola snapped up the offor. Th« four-prisoner Jail,' measuring 8 by 12 (cet, is set up in the rewr of Tuscoln'! oily hall. Alderman Don McCumber hauled It to town by truck. "We're solus to paint it over the nwrt W6«k «nd," Mid i oMr oOkML "bui she's ready to go rlflh* now." In the past. Tuscola has usod th« Doilulns County Jail—In T«BOO>»— fco hou« its prisonOH. It te ettlmated that 6.000 prcxlucte sr« mado Ironi petroleum. C<~rtr«om AottW MAORIMA, • Italy (/tt — 1Wev« bro)M Into a local ootirtyjorh here Friday lUshl and s*o*« 306,OSO *g <ebo*t $SOw from a i«4». J*»*4 OOWIK KevM Otasriftcd A*. 3*ot to Land Tho Bajaos, a Irlbo of EC* gypsies, touoti laivd «o seldom that wnMrtng on solid ground makes th»m diztty. Thsy matta their home* oo boat* around Borneo and tha Philippine*. lankfi room with Kuznetsov when both were on their way back to Moscow from the founding conference of die United Nations In San Francisco. You will hear from the Soviet Russians also this invention: The 57.200,000 paid by the United States to Alexander II that fateful Spring 85 years ago,'was America's fee not for the rich peninsula but for , the expenses incurred ' by the Russians in sending their warships to New York and San Francisco In 1863, during the-Civil War, ostensibly to bolster up our Northern ca'use. Alaska itself has never been paid, for. Soviet Russians insist. High time for it. they say, to revert to Stalin, who will know what to do with it! • • • Another reason why Alaska should be returned to the Russians, thej claim, is the "cruel" way in which \vc "mistreat" Alaska's natives American "imperialists" are ruthlessly "destroying the Indians, Eski- moes and Aleuts of Alaska." charges ••Izvestia." The natives of Alaski and other pnrts of the American North "are beine mercilessly thrown out and transplanted to other RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Trumons to England? LONDON HT* —The London Sta: said Saturday President and Mrs Truman hope to visit Enelnnri nex year. The storp did not list th source of the Information. • Inland Cily •« Indianapolis Is one of the world' most populous cities not situate on navigable water, according ' to the Encyclopedia Britannica. of existing homes to remain stable, 10 per cent predicted higher prices, the association said. NEW Air Conditioned By Refrigeration "Your Community Center* 1 MANILA, ARK. Matinees Sat. & Sun. % Phone 58 mse places,"., screams the official ally of the Moscow government, And yet another Red claim for laska's reversion to its "rightful" \vncr is the "fact" that we Amer- cans hare always, ever* since 1867, rled to use the strategic peninsula s a Jumping-off point to grab Si- icria. The Moscow "Ogontok" has re- ently devoted an extra-long article o this theme under the headline: •The History of a Plot Against RUK- ,ia." One of,the illustrations showed he greedy hand of an American millionaire reaching out across the Bering Strait toward the Chukotka 'enlnsula nnd other Ru.^sian lands, j So far the Kremlin has not yet i made such legends and charges ih- j grave and solemn state docu- j ments to be presented to us under ; Stalin's or Vishlnsky's own sl°na- i .ure. The ill-tempered strident ar- i gument Li used (n the_ columns of .he Soviet state-owned "press rather than in any official notes of outright demand. Free Book on Arthritis And Rheumatism N How to Avoid Crippling Deformities An amazing newly enlarged 44- page book entitled "Rheumatism " will be .sent free to anyone who will write for It. 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