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TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1950 BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Soviet Union May Be Having New Purge as in '30's Red Mi]iiaiy_Meh Are 'Dying Off J5 Generals f PAGE SEVEN >ff placed Into human hearts, but. with luck It may be only two years before that, is possible. Dr. Wlggers Said. Siudin An Supported The studies with artificial valves are supported by research grants In Tuberculosis. A pigment form a mold halts the growth of TB germs in test tubes, and seems as effective as streptomycin, they said. A substance In human blood summon their wives. "Oi" l s the equivalent of "hey, youl " WANTED TO RENT Admirals Die In Six Months , By William L. Fyan afeEW YORK, April 18...W)—Moscow has announced, In the past half year, the deaths of 15 Russian generals and admirals—some of them rather young. The appearance of such obituaries so frequently In the Soviet press naturally arouses speculation in the west over the possibility of a new purge in the Soviet Union. However, there has been no hint in the advices which pass through Moscow censorship that a purge actually Ls under way. Even If the Soviet press has reported all the deaths of the top military brass, a rather high mortality rate Is indicated, particularly when a number of the officers were In their forties. Civilian Deaths Told The Russians also have reported the deaths of a considerable number of civilian, as \vell as military, officials. The latest obituary of this type published by the Soviet press was that of N. V. Egorov, 48-year- old official of the council of ministers, whose death was announced ted ay. Other high-ranking Soviet functionaries also have passed away recently. They include Peter Anurov. a counsellor first class in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. His age was not given in the March 5 death notice, but It said the death was "untimely." Another-.such was Anatoli Kopylov, minister of cinematography, who died'March 10. He was nder Pctukhov. deputy chief of the Communist Party Central Committee Organization Bureau, died April 13. His age was not given. Scientist Nikolai Luzin died suddenly March 3. He was once under lire on a charge of being servile to the ideas of western scientists. Last week the Berlin newspaper Tngesspiegel published a report that Maj. Gen. Pavel Kva-shnin, former railway chief in Germany, killed himself and his family when lie was caught trying to escape from Poland to Sweden. The newspaper gave directors of the Soviet-run rail system as Its source for the report. Communist officials denied It; western officials said they did not know. Purge In MH-TTiirHe* Russia's last big purge was In the mid-thirties, when a large number of generals and admirals were whisked off to firing squads, The supporters of Prime Minister Stalin managed by this to forestall an attempt, to seize the power from him >yit the purge wounds were a long flfie healing. The executioners were over-enthusiastic then, as even some Communist since have admitted. Trip purge of the thirties probably wonlc not be repeated in such a way, before the eyes of the world. If a new purge were under way. now, the chances are it would proceed slowly and quietly, without fuss or fanfare. Why might there be & purge to- day? Stalin is aging—possibly even ll. In the not distant future the mantle of power must be passed on. Aggressive, ruthless Geortjl Mal- enkov,-boss of the Communist Party's apparatus, is a likely bet. And being a seasoned opportunist, Mal- enkov might not hesitate to put out of the way anyone who might thwart him. There Is some thought that this was behind the recent flaying in the Soviet press of Andrei A. Andreyev, a member of the ruling Politburo. Andreyev publicly confessed he had erred in his direction of collective farms, but up to now apparently still has his job. Tiie politburo. there is good reason to believe, has been brought up to full strength with a few additional alternates for good measure. The impression Is given that there are now 17 on the politburo—13 members and four alternates. Tnis is a large number of alternates. It may be that some vacancies are expected. Revision Announced With regard to the situation of fhe top military brass, H is recalled that last spring the Soviet Union announced a far-reaching revision. It followed right after a shakeup in Ihe Soviet cabinet. Marshal Alexander M. Vastlevsky succeeded Marshal Nikolai A. Bul- anin as minister of armed forces. Then, two months ago, .Russia set IP a separate navy ministry in drive to build up her sea power. All .his suggests • the possibility of a house-cleaning in the Soviet armed 'orcea. The Russian leadership has taken pains to keep people from gossiping about what goes on in the armed forces. Recently Maj. Gen. D. KItaev warned all Russians against loose talk because foreign spies might be around — foreign pies who might even be dressed the. uniforms of Soviet officers. Military Death Roll Here Is the roll of recent military deaths as reported in the Soviet press: April 12—Maj. Gen. Dmitri Krylov, leading Soviet medical expert, age not given. April 1—Col. Gen. Max Andrei- vlch Reiter. World War II commander, age not given. March 20—Maj. Gen. Ivan Milln, 42, an army political general. March 17 — Maj. Gen. Dmitri Tansky. 65. military communications expert. March 16 — Col. Gen. Porphyry Chanchibadze, 49. World War n commander in the Baltic states and East Prussia. Feb. 22—Lt. Oen. Ivan Fcdero- vich Fedyunkin. suddenly, "in carrying out service duties." Age not given. Jan. II — Maj. Gen. Nikolai Medvedev, 61, a foremost medical officer. "'. " : Jan. 8—Rear Adm. Boris Rom- anov, 48, Soviet Baltic fleet commander in World War II. Jan. 3 —Rear Adm. Nikolai Zay- ats. 65, former Czarisb officer. Dec. 1«—Artillery Maj. Gen. S. F. Baryshev, age not given, "during fulfillment of his duties." Dec. 6 -Col. Gen. Ivan V. Rogov, member of the central committee of' the Communist Party, deputy commander for political affairs in PRESENT CHUNG $ PUBLIC DEBTS.. YOUR SHARE OF THE DEBT . . . FO* EVERY FAMILY Of FOU* PERSOMS . . . PRINCIPAL J67AI YIAM.Y INTEREST J ISJ iw m» ms iw IM; IMS i«9 1950195 LOWER THE CEILING?—A group of House Republicans proposes a law to cut $18,000,000,000 off the legal national debt ceiling, now fixed at $275,000,000,000, in order "to force the Truman administration to come to its .tenses financially." The Newschart above showj bow the national debt skyrocketed durinf the war years, fell. *H»hUy duHn* early postwar years and Is now on the rise again. On March 31. 1850. the actual debt was t25S.S22JS7.4JlS. Jap Brass is Returned After Red Imprisonment MAIZURU, Japan, April 18. (If)— Most of the 40 Japanese generals returned home yesterday by the Russians think Japan should have an army, air force and navy, the former governor of Manchuria said today. Kiyoshl Mitani, also repatriated, said the generals told him Japan needs a military force "for defense." Japan's new constitution prohibits it from having any military force. He said they estimate Japan needs 12 division of 10,000 troops each, a. navy to patrol the long coastline and an air lorce. the Baltic states. No age given. Nov. 26—Maj. Gen. Josef Tulov- sky. 50, chief of staff for artillery. Oct. 17—Marshal Feodor I. Tol- bukhin, 65, wartime commander in Bulgaria, Hungary and Austria. Sept. 22—Lt. Gen. Ter Gasparian, 46, a division commander in World War II and later an army chief of staff. "S«y It With Flowers" Blytheville FLOWER MART Memphb Hiway Phone Mtl Driver Admits Slaying Mother SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18. (/P)— Sheriff Howard Hornbuckle sai today an unemployed truck drive confessed that he bludgeoned flam haired Helen May Piper to deal: and hurled her body down a bluf: Hornbuckle said Harry A. Wilsoi. 28, ex-convict friend of the thrice married waitress, made this ora statement: Wilson beat the 27-year-old mo ther of three children with a ham mer after an argument Thursda over use of his. car. The two ha been drinking. : -A written confession Is expect* today, Hornbuckle said. Wilson hnd served a prison ten for auto theft. Plastic Heart Valve Designed Substitutes Now Are Being Used In Dogs Successfully By Alton I,. RUknlee Associated Press Science Reporter ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., April 8. (/T) — plastic valves for bad learts were described by four Albany, N. V., medical college physiologists. Several dogs are living with artl- iclal valves in their hearts now, irs. Rehml Denton, Courtland Drown. Benedict Mastrianni and Inrolrt Wlggers told the Federation of American Societies for experimental biology. Within two years It may b« possible to put the plastic valves into human hearts, substituting them for living valves damaged by heart diseases, they said. Valves are Tlnj The valves are tiny, one-piece nffairs, with no moving parts. They are circular, and funnel-shaped on one end. Each is about half an inch wide at the funnel end, and a little more than half an inch long. They are sewed into the heart muscle, by Its movement, opens or closes the valve. In contraction, It pushes up against the valve so no blood backs through it. Resting, the heart muscle relaxes coming out of contact with the valve to let the heart chamber fill with blood. The operation placing the plastic valves In the heart now Is relatively safe, the scientists said. It has been tried on about 30 rtogs. and five of them are alive and well, and have been so for about six months. Imitate Faulty One* The valves can be designed to imitate the faulty valves of living heart: damaged, in any of several ways by disease, or by malformation before birth. This kind of knowledge may itself help save human lives. In rheumatic fever, greatest killer disease of '.hildhood, heart valves often are left with scars. Heart valves may be damaged .10 that they leak, or there may b* congenital malformations. Experiments with the plastic valves have been underway only about a year. More experience is needed Before the valves can be and American Heart Association. The federation, or six scientific societies, began a four-day convention today. More than 1,300 reports will be presented to some 3,000 biologists from throughout the nation. A potential new drug for tuberculosis was reported by P. A. Cajori. M. A. Hamilton, E. Urbanlch and T. Purshottam, of the University of TB grans, said Donald E. Bowman, of the Indiana University School or Medicine. 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