The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1950 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 5, 1950
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. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1950 Sultan Jailed In New Revolt In Indonesia BLYTHEVTLLE (Aim.) COURIER NEWS By Kenneth Likes 4 JAKARTA, U.S.I., April 5. (/!>)- Tlie young Indonesian central gov- •jtment, harrassed by a new re- Wt in ft member state, rushed Sultan Hamld 11 of West Borneo off to jail today as the master-mind of a plot to overthrow the Jakarta regime. The latest uprising occurred In Makassar,, the Celebes, capital city of the State of East Indonsela, where rebellious state police captured the local federal garrison In a lightning coup. The colorful 37-year-old Sultan Harnid, a cabinet member in the central government and president of the State of West Borneo, was arrested in Jakarta a few hours before the flareup at Mnknssar. Troubles (o Head The t w o new developments brought to a head the troubles boll- ing up in the young United States of Indonesia since it gained independence from the Dutch last December. Sultan Hamtd was charged with bciiig the brains brhind the revolt in west Java last January by Capt. R.P.P. (Turk) wcsterling. There was no immediate evidence that Hamid was directly connected v/ith . the Makassar uprising, although the purpose behind the Celebes and West Java revolts were similar—to oppose the strong central -powers of the U.S.I, government. The early morning calm in Mak- assar was shattered by machinegun fire as East ^Indonesian state po- l^ft and dissatisfied Indonesian s^piers of the former Royal Netherlands Indies Army took over the harbor, the .radio station and control of the city In a coup which lasted only about 45 minutes. Act (o Halt Troops The action was aimed at halting the arrival of 900 federal troops, due in by ship this morning. The troops had been dispatched to Mak- assar in a move by the central government to back up its policy of bringing such autonomous states as East Indonesia under a more centralized control. The Weslerling uprising, In which the former Dutch army commando temporarily took over the West Java city of Bandoeng In a guerrilla raid, was inspired by the same principle of opposing strong central rule. Wcsterling fled to Singapore when the revolt was nipped. Arrest Was Surprise The surprise arrest of Sultan Hamid. who was one of the trusted negotiators for Indonesian Independence from Dutch rule, came with shocking suddenness. The government communique announcing it appealed to the people to remain calm. 1 At his luxurious palac-j in the jungle city of Pontianak the handsome sultan entertained in regal splendor, with swing bands, imported whisky, veiled girl attendants and native tc-mtom beaters. Government officials predicted Hajnid would be tried for treason and would be charged with secretly directing the rebellion while he sat in the government's inner circles. .Indonesian neswpapers in Jakarta clamored for a severe sentence for the sultan. Czechs Sentence Catholic Cf.erics To Long Terms for Treason, Spying PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, April 5. f/V)—A Roman Catholic clergyman was 'sentenced todtvy by a Prague court, to life Imprisonment on charges of high treason and spying for the Vatican. His nine co-defendants, all of them Catholic churchmen, received lighter sentences ranging from two to 25 years. The official Czechoslovak news agency reported that nine of the clergymen were convicted of either anti-state activity or treason or both. The other drew a two-year sentence because he knew of the activities of the others and did not report (hem. Some of the defendants were brlarged;, with 'contacting foreign Bfeips and collecting weapons to lie nlpi against the government. Life Term Ordered The life imprisonment was ordered for Dr. Jan Mastilak'. 39-year-old redemptortst monk who was-director of the Moravian Theological institute. '....•;.'•. : Sentenced to 25 years were Dr. Frantisek Silham, 45, provincial (director) of the Jesuit order in Czechoslovakia; and Augustin Mn- chalka, 45, Abbot of the monastery • t Nova Rise. Bohemia. Western newsmen were barred from the trial, biggest mass prosecution of churchmen since the Communist-led government, enacted * law last year setting up state control over all churches. The Czech News Agency quoted one prosecutor as charging that the Vatican established an "espionage center" to train priests to "spy on ! the Soviet Dnldn and other Communist countries. The news agency quoted the pro- Mcutor as saying "the clerical order and the monasteries form a devoted army of tbe Vatican." More Persecution (The Vatican newspaper L'Osser- vatore Romano said the Prague trial is "writing another characteristic page of anti-Catholic persecution behind the Iron Curtain.") Most of the defendants got heavy fines. All except Father Bartak were stripoed of citizens' rights for 10 years. He was deprived of rights lor three years. : The official news agency, In announcing the verdict, said: . "The defendants fro •. 1314 UD to the time of their arrests plotted together and with other people to try to overthrow the people's democratic regime." Tile ngcncy said that "religious apparatus and Insignia of orders found during the searches In their homes will be given for religious purposes. Weapons, ammunition and other objects are confiscated." Manhattan Midnight NEW YORK, April 5. W—Midnight came to Manhattan about three hours after dawn today. ' The \vuniher bureau said the darkness which passed in about 10 minutes, 'was caused by a cold front moving across the city as the wind shifted from south to northwest. Cooler weather will follow, the bureau said. Better Luck Next, etc.— BRISTOL, England. April 5. On- Well, the customs inspector explained, narcotics, tobacco or nylon hose could have been hidden in that roll of newsprint. He had just had the roll unreeled and found nothing but paper—five miles of it. BUICK PRICES 4 BEGIN AT And that's ically only the slorl of the slory. For 1950 Buick SPECIALS and SUPERS are twining up some really astonishing records on gas economy. Thai means easy-to-take upkeep as well as surprisingly low purchase price. Want us tb prove that? Any Bukk dealer will. JUNGLE WAR IN INDO-CHINA-Pro-French Viet-N.nm soldiers «? .nrffcS 11 ^? C ° m T?? '" ! T Bh lMCk JUnS ' e Srowth io^hf non" est medical station. This picture from the war in French Indn China against rebel Communist .forces is reminiscent of Padnc battle scenes encountered by countless American GIs. Essay Contest ?cr Handicapped Week Is Planned Twelve Mississippi County high schools hsve been invited to participate in a state-wide essay contest on the subject. "Hire the Handicapped—It's Good Business." J. M. Cleveland, manager of the Arkansas Employment Security office in Blytheville, announced today. Junior and senior students arc eligible for the contest, which is being sponsored by the governor's committee on Employ the Handicapped week as a part of a nationwide effort to educate and inform students on the problems of the handicapped. The winning Arkansas essay will be entered in national competition, and state winners will be presented certificates of merit signed by Pres-, ident Harry S. Truman and Governor Sidney McMath! Five national winners will receive cash prizes and free trips to Washington. The state contest is to close May 8, with winners to be announced May 19. National winners will be announced during Employ the physically Handicapped Week, October Gestapo Leader Sentenced FRANKFURT, Germany, April 5. (tf^Henrjch Baab, 1 »ormer Gestapo leader, was .sentenced to life imprisonment today for the murder of 55 Frankfurt Jews. Baab, who was in charge of Jewish-affairs in Frankfurt for the Gestapo, was convicted by a German court, after testimony from 150 witnesses. The court also found Baab guilty of attempted murder of 21 Jews, bodily injury to 29, and unlawful detention of 22. Negro Deaths Funeral services for William Moran, 59, of Armorel will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday In True Light Baptist Church by Rev. L. D. Davenport, pastor. Burial will be In the Carr Cemetery at Armorel. Moron, a farm foreman for Lee Wilson company at Armorel for «•• 7**r MUCK *•** "MOVIES ARE BETTER THAN EVER" — Cartoon — Thur.-Fri. • 2 Big Hits —ALSO— Shelley Winters in "SOUTH SEA SINNER' BLYTHEVILLE'S ONLY AkLWHITE THEATPF Last Day • 2 Hits Pat O'Brien in "FIGHTING 69th" ALSO June Haver in "SCUDDA HOO SCUDDA HAY" more than 20 years, died at his home in Armorel Sunday night. He is survived by his wife, two brothers and two sisters. Caston Funeral Home Is in charge. Murray Peace Offer Given Cold Reception WASHINGTON, April 5. <fl>) — Philip Murray's "friendly offer" of peace among the nation's big labor groups has met with sparse—and somewhat chill—res|K>nse from the American Federation of Labor and the United Mine Workers. The CIO President wrote major union groups yesterday proposing that they Join his organization In setting up a standing committee with authority to work together on economic, political and legislative problems, and plan for eventual merger. He called It "the most significant proposal of Its kind that has been olfercd by the CIO to the AFL and these other organizations since the CIO was originally organized." The CIO was carded out of the AFL In 1935-36. Its membership has since been swelled by gains in big steel, auto, rubber and other plants. The AFL claims 8.000000 members; the CIO 6.00',000. The letter to AFL president William Green; John L. Lewis, president of the UMW. and to the heads of the international association of machinists, the Railway Labor Executives Association, the Railroad Trainmen, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Green was in New Orleans for a meeting of the Louisiana State Federation of labor. Lewis was vacationing nnd his office declined to say where. Other labor leaders said they wanted to receive the Murray letter before commenting. PAGE GETS SENATE NOD-Manchester Bodily, above, publisher and editor of the Los Angeles Daily News, entered the California senatorial race following the withdrawal of Sen. Sheridan Downey (D), whom he has long supported. In withdrawing from the race because of ill health, Senator Downey called on all California -voters to back Bodily lr:\ia Confiscates Gold BOMBAY, India, April 5. W) — Indian port officials probed today through the hold of a 25-ton Arab sailboat which they snld already has yielded 3,250,000 rupees (about $650,000) in smuggled gold. They found nuggets of gold and 50 pound ingots concealed In the woodwork from stem to stern. Import of gold is banned in India. Rainmakers Lose Again in Seeding NEW YORK, April 5. (/I'j-Radio trouble today thwarted the second attempt of New York city's rainmakers to produce water for the city's depleted reservoirs. A police department plane equip|wd to seed Catskill Mountain clouds with dry Ice, returned to Floyd Bennett Field about 8:10 a.m. today, two hours and 10 minutes after taking off. The first time man tried to make it rain the city's watershed last March 28, the elements Intervened. It mined that day. since that day the optimistic rain-makers have gone not out for fear they might create a Iloort. The reservoirs nc are 67.5 per cent of capacity compared with 0 .1 per cent a year art-. NEW ,Box Opens Week Days 7:00 p.m. Matinee Saturdays & Sundays Mat.-Sun, 1 p.m. Conl. Showing Manila, Ark. Wednesday & Thursday "TENSION" wllh Hit-nan! Basehart and Audrey Totter Also Shorts KIT? 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