The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 3, 1931 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 3, 1931
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•AGE KJGHT Indifference to Horrors is Result' oM7 Years of , War and Hardship. . EDITOR'S NOTE: —Tliis h Hi:- eltbth article of a serifs by Eu. lene Lyons.Unltcd 1'rcss KUff for- respcndenl at Moscow, afler a residence of 36 months.—UnlH'd 1'rc-ss Associations. I»Y EUGENE LYONS United Press Stuff Coirespondent MOSCOW, Mar. 3 (UP)—Seven- leen years of war, civil strife mid strenuous revolution, with a gruesome fnnitne and long spells of short rattens are enough to' curdle tlic milk of human kindness In c.ny people. Here the process is Intensified l-.y a incmbt-r or Uic.pariy, ;s permltierl lo work except under strict supervision bv the working cass. Aside from'stringent official ccnsoi ships. Ihev arr directed and controlled at oii'rV slniie of their work by factory committees, collective meetings and "tociixl orders" from the party or jiroletirlon organizations. The Sole Test Tnd"i!»hdcnl creative effort Is nith!nl-.nljl« In the present sta^r of the • Hol'hevik undertaking. Tlw solo test of any work of nrl. Is its usefulness to (he ' Five-Year I'lau and tlie other immediate objectives oi l!v> revr.liitlcn. Not until tlio-c objectives are achieved can the prolrlnrlrl '-clout in || s surveillance cf art. scholarship and other activities of mind urnl soirll. Theories are ndvanccd which flailoi I he musses bul nre irnr" <Mlib"--hh ns the Iheoiv that literature j must hereafter be a "mass pro- duel", with factory brigades In charge Is an example. For the iiroTcitf the effect upon creative ail and creative scliotnr- vhlp 'is depressing .The theatrical repertoire Is flat and Julcelcss by comparison lo .what T found only thro? years aw. The motion picture;:, for all their line expert| mcmattcn. tin- mmtly dull nnd the c._..:_ t mji, e lwcr i v i () lne , said that fear of, the chair did not I D^J . v I hail criminals. : Returns to Yale (AUK.) CO UK IKK NRWS "in all my years at. Sine SlnR I, don't recall ever Iwms to c;irry a I innn 10 the'chair. Men arc not ufrnW to die," he tlevlnreil. "Rlec- Irorullun, I fear,'ha-j not proved tlie deterrent to murder, as aclvo- tatei hoped it would-! "Take away vislitng privileges, wiitliiB privileges. Lock them ui> in an isolated plao? In the Acllron- j clacks Make them work and Mip- poit ihrlr dependents In the outside ivcild. And ke:p them there unill they di?. Thai's the answer." From Mexico Coaching NEW HAVEN, Conn.,\up>_ Alter two years spent Introducing AincrlcaiiifuKlball to the University of Mpxlc-r, lift; Hoot I 3 back :ii Yale in n dual coaching capacity. Right now lion Is laboring wlih a group of a 40 candidates for thu Lacrosse team and in ihi? spring and fall be will be Instructine the freshmtin football line. IXJJURED IN AIR.CRASH UTICA. K. Y.. (UP)-After fly- Ing thousands of miles In all kinds 'f weather without a mishap during 1930, Cy Dinner, air mall pilot ttt (he Albany-Cleveland route, na/rcwly escaped death here on ntt?mptlnt' to land at night. His niclur tnlsfcd as he was Rearing the local airport and he plunged Into a field nearby. lie sustained i nly slight bruises. Read Courier News Want j College lu Give Passion Play ; ROCHESTER, N. Y., (UP)-Naz- j artth College will present The Am- j crlcin Pii<5lc:i Play, fashioned , -MAUOH :\. 10;H .nftcr the world famoLs Oberam-' mergau play, March 15 nnd on two following-Sundays. The play, dealing witb the death of Jesus Christ ' Union City. N. J., for the last 17. has been, an annual feature af years. ' ; CAPE TOWN. Africa. (UP)— Re- : cent Investigation .seems to have' Identified beyond question the she of the fabulously rich gold mines: cf kin;; Solomon in South Africa : The remains of hundreds of built!-! ings of masonry have Lei-n mi-! earthed with toils used in fold mining and refining. Or.PauSF.McCutchen' Dentist STEELE, MO. Phone 85 , conviction.of Imminent •loiicer. of] ^ vin , l ' r .°-" s "'f. 1 ' ™wrly plots hatchtns and new Hit erven- ™, s!>n . f .°." c «" n " n I'nporfJl "'" ' nf interventions brewing. The incessant outcry in the Soviet press about civ.'-] j']* mies. nt Jicmc nnd abroad Is not political liickery. II is the genuine outcry, of a country that dws feel itself Isolated ami nt bay, aIor-3 against the world. None of this Is conclusive to tenderness ami mercy. You can draw no' tears from Soviet eyes by recounting the horrors of "liquidating the kulaks" or of suppressing the remnants of former ruling orders. The Soviet population was moro deeply shocked by the reprieves granted to Prof. Leonid nainzin and his fellow-plotters tiiau by the 43 executions which preceded it. Spare N'o One The communists, and the decis- all that. of the revolution and nclhhuj deceives worrying over in the midst of a civil A new art and a new culture' will emerge when the revolution Is completed, according to the Communists. The condition of the undesirable nnd tiudepsndnhic elements of the population dors not constitute a DTob'i?in here. There Is one remeilv for everything "old".— un<l that covers kulaks. Intellectuals, Nep- men, religion, bourgeois arc That ivmedv is (heir "liquidation us a clnss." Tcmorrou 1 : Tlie Soviet's ^rrlotl- pclilical cleanings. Devil's Island Suggested to Replace Death Chair BUFFALO,. N. V., (UP1 —Dr. Amos Osb'rnc Squire, chief physl- elnn at Or.slnlng for 30 years, made the suggestion that n DeUl's Island prison lie constructed in the depths of the Aditondacks to replace the death chair at Sing. Sing The Ktatetncnt WAS made t'clorc the Greater Advertising Club lu the Lafayette Hotel. Dr. Squire HOME THEATRE Tuesday, Wednesday and Tltursduy vSce Edward E. Morion nnd Lois Wilson n 'Once ! A Gentleman' 10 and 2uc. RITZ THEATER Tuesday-Wednesday Thursday ive minority which supports them whole-heartedly, do not, spare .themselves in the Job they iuc rushins lo a finish. They arc not likely therefore to ssnve others. All of this is 'understandable. But to an outsider the spectacle of callousness to human suffering on such a large scale is a real-Feme thing. The Communist retort-Hint there Is ample suffering oul-sldo tco does not soften Ihe sight litre. Not only has il hardened Inns? who passed through the civil wars, an ordeal of blood, but it 1ms toughened the skin of the new generation. School children talk as glib: 1y about shooting kulaks and Ncp- men as do their elders. Soviet life is not to be recommended to Idealists with weak stomachs. They will have lo swallow sights and sounds unsuitcd lo tender digestion;; Tl;e very word idealism has a rather-disreputable sound here; as for \vcrds like justice, .freedom, mercy, they ring l!k-; the coin of counter-revolution. Other noble words have been sanc- . lifted in (heir rtcati. words like duty, loyalty, discipline: . terms all of thorn. Swept Aside These who slanrt in the palh ot I ( tte 1 proletarian revolution tire mcr-1 cilessly cleared away. This applies not only lo active enemies but tn, . classes whess mere existence is con- j Admission—Matinee & Nlfjht sidered superfluous. • It Is impossible to estimate hov: many hundreds of thousands of kulaks, poor devils who by Russian standards are "rich" peasants, were {tripped of thetr possessions and cost out to shift' for themselves In Turkestan deserts or Northern ice- fields. Their fate was just an episode In the drive for collectivized agriculture — a' drive which from the Communist viewpoint was not only justifiable but unavoidable. • By the end ot 1931 the whole class of kulaks must be "liquidated." , , f In-the cites there are masses <^\'Y}' .bedraggled hunted creatures with- '//. out any political, or human rights, 'without even the right to a bread .•ration. No one dares or cares to 'raise their prcb'.cm publicly. They arc on the Junk-heap of history but unfortunately for themselves still alive. Perhaps the saddest spectacle is- the bankruptcy of tre old intc'.h-: gentsia. These professors, enji-; nt«rs, scenlUls, doctors, scholarSj were among the pioneers cf ravolu-; tion under Tsardom. But this was! nol the kind of revolution they had i bargained .for. most of them op-' posed Bolshevism from the tegin- ning. Only during the New Economic Policy they reconciled themselves to the Soviets, most of them under the Illusion of -n gradual efolution towards democracy ano what they considered "lanity." Ir.lclligcnlsh Changed When the illusion faded, when' Stalin beyan his ruthless march towards ccmmimlsm, a large portion of the intelligentsia tarni! asainst the Soviet regime: a few openly, the rest secretly. Sabotage and counter-revolution flourish -A •• among specialists and professors in' the very highest orzans of the government's planning ar.d executive divisions. The recent trial cf Ibs Ramzin group, occasional anno'jneen-.:nts of .the widening In-Each between Ihe Soviets and the old intellect -, uals. A good rirorortlon of them' . seek to work horastly and to accept the revolution. But the distrust cf the class as a whole weighs upon them all. They work under outright or covert surveillance. A professor or a specialist—unless he is one of the new-Red professors or Red engineers—admits his soela' standing only In. a whisper. You can insult a good: Soviet citizen -mere easily by calling him an intellectual than by calling him • —horse-thief. .. The creative intellectuals, In lit- .erature, thfater and the arts generally share this, burden of mis- ;trust. Not one of them, ever, if a oscph M SclicncV WCRIFFITH 1 Admission—A Special School] Price —i Matinee & Night —' : Grammer School; lOc—Junior High and High School—25c.j I Adults—Matinee—30c. j Night—40c. i T1IK CAMELS ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT ARE COMING! Tills is the -Ctinu-l truckage in lr/iii:/i change lias recently Lean made THE CAMELS ARE COMIXGl PRIZE CONTEST Tune in the Cnmrl Iltmr on \.tt.C. Xctirork 9.30lol0.30 .... EnsicrnTimo 8.Mio 9.30 .... CcnirnlTimc i.30 lo H.30 . . . .Momil.iin Time 6.30io 1.30 .... Pacific Time Orcr Station* " • . 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