The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 22, 1952 · Page 16
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PAGE SIXTEEN New Soviet Purge May Star Eisler; Maclean and Burgess in 'Field' Roles (ABK.) COURIER KKWt By LEON DENNKN NEA Staff Correspondent FKANKFURT — (NBA) r- Kus- sla's MVD In East Germany is preparing a new purge trial In which Britain's long-missing diplomats Donald MacLean and Guy Burgess may be assigned key witness roles. Gorman Cominform sdurces report. The trial Is expected lo follow the pattern set by the Soviet secret police In the recent Prague trial which condemned 11 top Czech Reds to death ostensibly for antl- Stallnlst heresy. A' galaxy of former or present German communbit dignitaries la already Jielng groomed by the MVD as lending defendants. Heading the list of defendnnt.1 is ex-Politburl member Pnu! Merkor. But there are persistent rumors In Cominform circles that Merker will share the spotlight with East German propaganda Oerhert Eisler. once Stalin's No. 1 agent 1" the U.S. In a printed "confession," Eisler van recently forced to nckno-A'ledge disloyalty to Slalln In 1927 nnd 1928 —a capital crime behind the Iron Curtain wiildi eventually lends (o the gallows. • • • Macl.ean and Burgess once held high posts In the British Foreign Office. Like Noel Field, former U. S. Stato Department official, they disappeared without a trace behind the Iron Curtain over a year ago, They were also suspected of secret Soviet connections. Though Field did not attend the Prague trial It was his "testimony" given in absentia that served to convict the Czech Reds. Eisler has had a long and btaarre career as a Stalinist. He wu one* dubbed Moscow's chief agent In the U. S. House Un-Amcrlcan Activities Committee. He was sentenced to a year in Jail and fined »1000 In 1949 for refusing to be sworn as a wllnen before tho committee. He Jumped ball and fled the U, S. on tha Polish liner Hatory Barter filing an appeal. Killer's rfliBrai-e ha« long been rumored among German commu- nlst.i. An Intimata friend of field and Andre Simone, on« of the Czech Reds recently hanged, his downfall became Imminent after the "confessions" at the Prague trial. Together with Slmone, Klsler headed Moscow's wartime subversive activities In the U. S. and Mexico. The recent Prague "confessions' are expected to set In motion a new scries of Communist purges Jn the NFXT ON TUROE PARADt?' - Donald MacLean (left)^d ot } Surges*, missing British diplomat,, may play Noel Field type roles in newest Red purge, expected to star Gerharl Eister (right). Jordan and Israel to Forget Difficulties on Christmas Eye HETHLEiTEM BV-Tho guarded border between Jordan and Israel will open for one day on Chrlstmtis Eve hi honor of tho Prince of Peace. The Arab slate of Jordan nnd the Jewish state of Israel technically are still at war. Free passneo from ona aone to > another In this city occupied half by Israeli nnd half by Jordar. forces is an impossibility R|I ths year round. But on Christmas Eve every year the soldiers of the Ami) Legion, wearing tholr colorful head Cresses and the stiff guards of Israel' Whose caps carry (he star of David| step aside at one, crossing point They stand nt attention as a crowd of several hundred, headed by Msgr. Alberto Oorl, the Latin patriarch In Jerusalem, solemnly walks to St. Catherine's Cnurch in Bethlehem to celebrate the Nativity. They come from all over the r^MU £ ttcnd the mlllni ght »'«ss in Bethlehem. Rifle f| ro of the Arab-Israeli war still echoed on Christmas, J94S, w! , el , ( !lo first „,,_ grlms from abroad were permitted to cross the demarcation line Since then tliey have come In Increasing numbers. This year thousands ara expected. Some travel through Amman the Jordanian capital, others from overseas fly to tho Israeli airport of Lydda. Prom there they motor to Jerusalem In the years before the war ripped the Holy Land, tho procession started from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. It was met midway by another procession coming from Bethlehem. Now both processions wnlk to the small villtiee of Bet Jala nc»r Bethlehem. From there (hoy proceed to St. Catherine's In Bethlehem. En routs (he procession is es .carted by Arab Legionnaires riding motorcycles and horses. The church where the patriarch sings the Christina* midnight mass Is packed beyond capacity every Christmas. There are n few reserved scats for lha foreign consuls residing In Jerusalem and the senior members of (he Arab government In the Holy City. The pontifical mass starts at 11 p.m. Dec. 24. While it | 3 sung the child Jesus Is carried In a long procession from St. Catherine's Church to tlio eave of the Nativity There tho mass Is continued ami ends around 1 a.m. on Christmas Dny. • i Another mnss Is celebrated th- morning of Dec 25, but this is attended only by residents oi Beth Ichcin. Christmas is celebrated Hirer - : times in the Holy Land. Tho East-' ern churches, including the Greek Orthodox, tho Coptic ami the Syr- Ian Orthodox churches, have their celebrations 13 days after Bee. 25 Tho Armenians celebrate 13 days alter that. Ex-Slave New 703 DENVER (/!>>—She used to be n slave shooing flies In the home o( the Teniicssre colonel who owned her but even now nt 103. Choney Myers says. "I'm still as simple! us a girl." P \ After the civil War freed her,! she and her husband headed west : to a roaring gold-mining camp nt' Victor, Colo., where she cooked for the miners and her husband Tvorkcd In the mints. He died In 1922. ; ' • — I The word pumpkin comes from ine old French pompton, mennim-' o be oaten when r i,,e. Pumpkin is potiron in modern French ^gggg^^ ! ?S " 1 \ : DIAMOND Thompson &JH Jeweler 114 W - fllnl '" "hone S381 il People" 5 *X\XVX*? wetttrn p>rlle« of the Comlnrorm, Including "spy" trials In Poland Romania »nd other satellite countries. There were strong anll-Semlllc overtones at Prague and Nazl-lype aml-8emltl3m may rigiire proml- "ff'^'n l"« lorthcoming Hed trials, But the real purges are likely to he directed against satellite leaders »u 3 nectcd oi Western or Tiloist sympathies or who have been on the wrong side of recent Internal nu.«lan otrujfgles. Tribesmen Aid Red Terrorists BOMBAY (/^-Aboriginal tribesmen wielding bows and arrows have lined up behind Communist terrorist leaders less than 100 miles Jrom this modern city. When the tribesmen demanded Increased wages for cutting hay recently, employers imported laborers from adjacent areas. That started a wave of Red-led violence which police are still trying to halt. airarr/f/0* L«M KUALA LUMPUR, Malnya W_ High CoaunUdowe Sir Owald Tempter tolj rMtttled Kjualtm at Temerloh, Pahang state, the battle against Communist guerrillas 1« taking * turn tor the better. "P 1 "* ar « le *" Chinese, Indian and Malay civilians being murdered. We are capturing far more arms and ammunition than we lose Fewer buses are being burned! There Is little interference with the railway, ana fewer rubber trees ire being slashed." he said. Bright Future Seen MANILA CAP) - A. U.B. lndu«- trlalisl predicts a bright future for the steel industry In me Philippines. 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