The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 16, 1951 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 16, 1951
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_TUKSDAY. OCrOBERjl6,1951 Ctorcbill or Attlec? Co««,, o t,V« or SoeioWrt,? On. of a S.r,«_ Britain's Labor Government Fights for Life Against Heavy Odds As Elections of Oct. 25 Draw Near BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.) COURIER NEWS By LEON NEA Staff Correspondent LONDON - British socialism Is fighting for Its life against heavy odds. With the approach of the general election set for Oct. 25, there are strong indications that many Britons who voted for ihe Labor government In 1945 and 1950 may be in a mood to say "No" to all further "socialist experiments." Winston Churchill has described this as the most crucial election of all time. So has Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison for the Socialists. Labor's chiefs especially realize that much more is at stake than Britain's welfare state.A Socialist defeat on Oct. 2S will inevitably promote a swing to the right throughout Europe. The British brand of moderate democratic socialism — as opposed to the Communist slave-state and Stalin's dictatorship — may be set back for decades. Prime Minister Clement Attlec's government was first swept into power in 1G45 by the votes of the "little people." who were to be chief beneficiary of the welfare state. Now it is. the "little people"—ironically enough—wlio may tip the scales in favor of their traditional enemies, the Tories. The unfolding British electoral drama reflects in a Vense tte Ital- , h ™£' ""«. tat!™,*- ^r v,,.„,.,., .,„* l ne VvCliare .< tations of human nature. Britain's lower income group, once the backbone of the Labor government, is in "revolt" against the welfare state. Essentially, it is 2 revolt of the j small shopkeeper, white collar worker, and the housewife against six years of rationing, inflation, thc housing shortage, the all-devouring purchase tax and other "hidden" taxes — against the austerity and drudgery of the welfare state. "In 1EH5, man, we'd something to fight for. We were fighting for socialism, for a better life," a textile worker told me v in Manchester. "But what are we fighting fcr now? Where do we go from here? More nationalization? Haven't we had enough of it?" Manchester, once strongly pro- Labor, is a key to Britain's industrial northwest which will be one of the main political battlefields in the coming general election. The British common man was • promised by the Labor government • "socialism in our time." He would iave settled for a bigger meat ra- \on, more butter, eggs and other "capitalist luxuries." (Seven years after the war the long-suffering Briton still gets a weekly ration of two eggs.) v Now he is told by Aneurin Bevan. leftist enfant terrible of British socialism, that he must tighten his belt again—all in the name of a dim socialist Utopia he never ON WAY OUT? "Little People" who put him In power may sweep Labor's Clement Attlee out of Ihe picture. OX THE WAY BACK? The "liltle people" may bring Bri( lsh Torics Dack , 0 am , ton ChurchlU, here setting a handshake ,,ur lng His c a mpa, gl , bacU in office as T,,I fully understood. But the (let alcne da is falling on deaf ears. The "lit- herited" middle claij !iu:e uecpie" or Britain tie people"'have but a slight inter'."- overtaxed, "disin- est in Brilain's position in the Mid- the The aralso ts are not " tired of "pressing" world issues. All h they want is a breathing spell from ...i.j «*..i w> .1 mr.iuims spen irom .- ict ,„;., „„ . . — ^ ------ "" "' austerity, rationing, -utility" clothes, p f *' t ' 1 anirr > r ^termination, un rrminmir Twrim.inot.-.,., Iess that man is Winston Chr regimentation, sooner were the British ejected under the threat of force from the Abadan oil refinery In Iran than the Conservatives raised the cry of "Britain's humiliation." " political, economic .._,, i •"•>. n Qi citttlUH 15 USuSilV IlOt SPt firm bS, Trui^^L^ i r 11 ->• <>- ^ tWix But already it is the liveliest election campaign I have seen in Britain in many years. In no other election was the middle-of-the- and strategic deieat," said Anthony Eden, Winston Churchill's 54-year- old "young man" and white-haired boy of British Conservatism. "Its consequences are so fnr reaching that it is not easy to measure them at this time." Iran, the new crisis with Egypt over the Suez Canal, and Britain's loss of face in the Middle East have become the main issues In the Con- serative party's political campaign. But much of this Tory propagan- Six Blind Pupils In School with Regular Students JACKSONVILLE, III., Oct. 16. (/P) —Six blind pupils have been enrolled in Jacksonville High School and will be "on their own" with children with normal sight. The pupils, four boys and two girls, from the Illinois School for the Blind, were entered in civics and English courses with regulai students. No special arrangements are being provided for them. Leo J. Flood, superintendent of the School of the Blind, said this is "a significant development in the training of blind children." "We have undertaken this experiment as another part of our program to prepare blind students: to live In a world where sight is normal." Flood said. Stratemeyer Gets Fourth Distinguished Service Medal —First ot Army's , TOKYO. Oct. 16. (£>>— Lt. Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, former commander of the Far East Air Forces, yesterday was presented a fourth Distinguished Service Medal but his first one from the Army. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway. Supreme Allied Commander, made the presentation for Stratemeyer's directing (he air war against the Communists during the first U months of the Korean War. Slratemeyer .suffered a heart attack ii\ May and was succeeded by Lt. Gen. O. P. Weyland. The retiring Air Force general Is scheduled lo return to the U. S. in November and make his home In Orlando, Fla. Record Relief for SOUR STOMACH For heartburn, TUMS FOR THE TUMMY We Finance AUTO & TRUCK REPAIRS Complete Service on Ail Makes FREE ESTIMATES :COME IN TODAY! BLYTHEVILLE MOTOR COMPANY Walnut & First Plftenc 4422 ' ' eart and moke a man clench his , at man is Winston Churchill. But the soaring cost of living does. The danger of a new war does, too. The character of a British general election is usually not set firm- --- r ° ad voler s ° aware of the Issues where worried or irate citizens Colorful Convention Draws Thousands for Big 'Double Feature' MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 16. (API — A dounel feature starring Gen Douglas MacArthur and the American Legion-is colorful convention parade drew tens of thousands of spectators Into the streets of Miami todav MacArthur and the parade were thc big show for the day as legionnaires put aside domestic and foreign policy matters for Ihe bugles and drums and the tramp of march- ins? feet. The General and Mrs. MacAr- . acr- tliur were scheduled to arrive short 1.V after noon to review the parade and take part in a belated dedication of Ihe "MacArthur Causeway" namert in honor of the genearl Tomo) row he will deliver the major address to thc Legion convention. Thc weatherman predicted good weather although a storm which seemed to be dying out in the Caribbean began to pick up steam But It wasn't close enough to cause any immediate alarm or change the parade plans. Three years ago the Legion parade was caught In a pouring rain which almost washed out the whole show. Mac Arthur's speech tomorrow was expected to be another attack on the domestic and foreipn policies of the Truman admi The the longest since he was relieved of his Par Eastern commands last April by President Truman In a dispute over the conduct of ihe Korean War. -- —.„.. vy . ciuiLiite < ii "- j i umiiii itu[!iiiiisiratlon The heatedly debate six years of Labor' General was reported to have pre rule. Every pub, restaurant, work-jpnred a 45-minu(e address-one of cr's canteen, butcher shop or bar- "'" ' ' "'"" '" ber shop — wherever free English men and women gather—has-been turned Into a public forum, an expanded Hyde Park. Britons as a rule are critical,' If. not disdainful, of the American type of unrestrained, free-for-all political campaign. But they, too i are now giving vent to their re-1 CHICAGO Oct Ifi rm TV, sentments and pent-up emotion. mountecf Tgurfof Bu'fh'mTn, 7 ^ rhough the British may not like famous gorilla who died last New it. tlicir electoral campaign rcsem- "*--'- ~~- -- bles closely a typical Vs. election. None of the trimmings are miss- Stuffed Bushman, Famed Gorilla, On Exhibit ing — ballyhoo, mudslinging, character assassination as well as the extravagant fthough obviously false promises) made both bv the Coii- vear's Day, was returned to the Lincoln park Zoo yesterday. It will be placed on exhibit In the monkey house .renamed Bushman Hall for the 550-pound gorilla who had been Ihe star attraction at the zoo for 20 years. PAGE THREB KAPUSKASING. Ont., Oct 16 (jr>— This bush country paper-mill town left the starch out of its rousing welcome to Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh last night. Instead, the working-man town officials took Ihe hard-traveling royal visitors to the paper mill staged an informal party, and gave them plenty of time to get to bed early. Mayor A. M. Stevenson, foreman of the mill which Is Kapuskaslng's sole Industry, said he realized the visitors needed rest after their crowded program, Today the couple fly to Winnipeg to begin a 12-<iay Jaunt through the western Canadian prairies and British Columbia. Kapuskasing's 5,000 population Red Propaganda Film Predicted LINDEWERRA, Germany. (,p) — German Communists are faking propaganda movies lo show that the East is R land of refuge from the terrorist west. Dock workers at this little border town In the U. s. Zone can tell you how it's done. The other day they noticed that a ferry which plies the Werra river between here and the Soviet Zone was chugging toward the dock ahead of schedule. "Go back! Qo back!" Ihey yelled. "You're an hour early. We can't handle you now." As they waved their arms angrily to motion the ferry back they saw a camera crew perched on the ferry filming their protestations. A few days later the dock workers saw the same camera crew set up across the stream in the Soviet Zone- Three men in civilian clothes waded out into the stream toward them, then turned and started swimming back to the Soviet Zone shore. Thc camera crew went Into action. The dock workers predict the finished production will show how three men "escaped" their "pursuers" in the "terror-ridden" were Get the FREEZER of Time-proved Dependability. 4ICR the Fraezer you can Irani! OliJeal mnkcr of clcclric refrigerators for 1951 Freezers. Gel Kclvlnslor... an.1 you get sound value and lasting dependability! the home ... a pioneer mnkcr of low-temperature cabinets for ice cream and Frpzcn foods . . . Kelvinntor builds the advantages of all llial experience into the new AnrI you'll save . . . Kelvinator Freezer owner* report savings of $174 • year! 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