The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 18, 1962 · Page 17
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The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 17

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Sunday, February 18, 1962
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Communist Threat Critical, Seminar Told Here Latin Aid Urged To Dispel 'Red Cloud' Help Asked For Masses The poisonous "Red Cloud" Jtatherlngr over all Latin America can be dispelled only by prompt action of an Informed U. S. public, six South American experts warned linre. . The six are playing leading roles In a three-day Latin American Affairs Seminar which winds up today at the University of Pittsburgh. . All agreed at yesterday's nesslons that the Communist challenge throughout Latin America has reached the critical" stage. Only by a vast and Immediate outpouring of moral 'and fiscal support for the ambitions of the Liitin "American niHMe can the .countries "south of the border" be snatched from Communism, they believe. ' Dr. Wendell G. SchRfffcr, assistant dean of Pitt's graduate School of Public and International Affairs, established the mood of the conference in welcoming the six principal sneakers Friday evening. Ho spoke of the growing tensions throughout. South America because of rapid population growth, urbaniza tion, industnaliiition and the desire of the masses for immediate higher living standards. Unfortunately, he said, TJ. S. fear of Communism has helped to frustrate these masses by tending to pi serve a status quo that k-ch ( ' "A : ' ; 'Most Latin Americans feel," said Mr. Divas, "that the free enterprise system cannot solve their problem. "Many feel that Marxism Is the answer If It can be detached from Its political and international ties to form a sort of national socialism. "The third possibility Is a middle-of-the-road approach which Mexico is attempting with some success." The conference was sponsored by the United Campus Christian Fellowship and National Student Chrlstjan Federation. Ends In Chile Evangelist Leaves Tonight For Miami SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 17 (UPI) American evangelist Billy Graham tonight holds the final rally of his tour of four Latin American nations. After the meeting in Cou-slno Park, Dr. Graham plans to leave by plane for Miami. Some 15,000 persons turned out for the rally in the park last night. Most were residents of the working class riis- The Pittsburgh Pre, Sunday, Feb. 18, I9&? Se. Page 7 trict in which the park is situated. Dr. Graham, dressed In a conservative blue suit, appeared to make an excellent Impression on his audience because of his directness and t h e simplicity of his presentation. . He said the approach to Christ is neejied to end "so much injustice, prejudice, avarice and hate In the world." He said the world will not end In a nuclear holocaust but "in the final Judgement." Chile was the final stop on Dr. Graham's month-long tour of South America. He also visted Venezuela, Colombia and rem. MBA Plans Parley CHICAGO, Feb. 17 The Mortgage Rankers Assn. of America fMRA will hold Its annua) midwest mortgage conference Feb. 1920 at the Chase-Park Flaza Hotels in St. Louis, Mo. n 'r.3::rr:;...j;;xr:rv Shop Monday 10 to 9 MELTING 'RED CLOUD' Latin American experts discussing threat of Communism at Latin American Affairs Semina rhere at the University of Pittsburgh include, from left, front row, the Rev. Armando Divas. Mauricio Lopez, the Rev. Conzalo Castillo; standing Jorge Lora-Braud, Dr. M. Richard Shaull and Jovelino de Ramos. tina, Latin American Socio- ( Mr. Divas outlined the basic tary of the World Student so(.ai nnd economic nroblcm Christian Federation, The Rev. Armando Divas, of Guatemala, on the staff of the Committee on Co-opera- p. 'lion in Latin America, World ,c i Council of Churches. hated by tens of millions of Latin Americans. This is the major problem, he said. The six experts, who went on to detail specific phases of the problem, included: Dr. M. 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