The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 3, 1949 · Page 34
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 34

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 3, 1949
Page 34
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!• PAGE EIGHTEEN BLYTHEVIL1.E (ARK.) COUIUER NEWS Communist Theory Given Trial By Pilgrim Fathers Who Found That Idea Led to Lawlessness 'Communism did not meet with fnvor of the early Americans, ac- "cordlng to a bit of history resurrected the otner day ' by .' Betty Knowlcs Hunt, columnist for the New Hampshire Union, published in Manchester. ' . The idea of snaring their worldly goods, of which they had but •little, was triet 1 by the members of the Plymouth Bay Colony but it * Tras found to make loafers of the stronger ni-n and caused some to turn to stealing from neighbors. The record of the communistic ^system invoked in those early days .was ; found in the writings of the •colony's governor, whose nniiic was Bradford. He related that he Invoked a system of rationing In order that ail might cat. and that the colonisti tilled in common lields, each to receive an equal share at harvest. He found the pcop ? Miijilained that because of the short rations and Insisted they were too weak to work, and those who did work complained because their reward for their labor was no greater than the share which went to the loafers 1 Vicious Circle Kr^lls j Governor Bradford found that his plan led to a vicious circle and gave birth to the f-:e enterprise system which became the foundation of ' merica's economic might. In his writings, Govern r Bradford stated: "So the colonists be- 'gane to thlnke how they might ral«e as much come as they could, and obtaine H better crope than they had done'that t'-v> might not • still thus languish in mtserie. At length (in 1623) alter much debate of things, the Gov. (with the ad- ylce of the cheefest amongest them) gave way that they should Mt corne every man lor his ovine pertlculer, and in that regard trust to them selves. .. And so assigned to every family a parcell ol land. . . "This had very good success; for It made all hands very industrious, ao as much more corn? was planted than other waise would have benc by any means the Oov. or nny .other could use. and saved him a great deal of trouble, an- 1 gave far better :contente. "The women now wente willingly Into the fcild. ,,nd tookc their lltle- ons with them to set corne, which before would alcrtg weakness, and ' Inabilities whom to have compelled would have benc thought great tiranie and oppression. Idea Bears Fruit "The experience (hat was had In this commone corrse and comll'inn. tried sundrc years, and that amongst godly and sober men, may well evince the vanitie of . that conceite of Plates and oilier ancients, applaude' by some of later times:—that the taking away of prouertic. and bringing In comnmn- Itfe into commone wealth, would make llu-m happy and florishlng: as if they "-ere wiser than God Kor this conirmmitie iso f.irr as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much Implnymrnt that would have been fo thetr benefitc and corn- forte. "For tho yong-men that were most a^lc snd fittc for labour ami service did repine that they should spend their time and streingth to worke for other mcns wives and children, with out any recompense. The strong, or man of parts, rmd no more In devisslon nf vjctnils and cloaths, than he th was weake and not able lo doc a quarter the other could: this was thought in- juestlce. ... • I.ciicl« I" Kcjoldnr "And for men's wives to be commanded to doe servise tor other men, as dreeing their mealc, wash- Ing their cloath,. etc., they deemed it a kind of laverle. neither could many hi'sbands well brooke It. . . "Py this Mine harvest was conic, and instead of famine, now God gave tl- 1 plcntie. and the face of things changed, to the rctoysliip of (he hails ol tinny, lor which they blessed God. And the effect of their parliculer ^private) planting was well secne. for all had, one way an other, pretty well to bring the year aboute. and some of the abler sortc and more Industrious had to spare, and sell to others, so as any general! wante or famine halh not b i amongest them since lo this day." The United States produces the greatest amount of iron anil steel in the world. Greek Communists' Retreat Means Thousands of Refugees Go Home 71 KERAMIDI, Greece — (NBA)— The villagers of Kermldl have come back home, wilh. the help oj the Economic Cooperation Administration's mission In Greece, the biggest singles repatriation movement ever attempted in Greece was. computed when 1700 natives were landed. For almost a year and a half, the 1700 had been refugees from the Greek civil war, living on government relief. They were typical of the 100,000 Greek men, women and children driven from their homes by Communist bandit activity during the past three years. Now that the Greek Army has all but chased the Reds out of Greece, almost half that number have been returned to their native villages. By the end of 1919, officials hope, all but about 200,000. mostly from frontier areas, will be home. Keramidl Is one of 85 small villages In (he mountainous Thassa- lian province of central Greece. Communist bandits first attacked it in August, 1946, killing eight persons. The invaders ransacked the village, forced the people to work for them and ext-cutecl three men for "collaboration with the monarcho-fasclst army," < • • • 'For more than a year,"' explains Martin J. Kerrigan, an EGA litld representative from, Red Hook, N.Y., "the bandits made sniping attacks and looting raids In the area. Finally, In March. 1348, the army evacuated the Keramidi villagers to welfare centers near Vqlos. "They were put in enipty'school- honses, warehouses and lents. The Keramidi people were lucky, other people lived in culverts and under Images." They were given money—family leads got 15 cents a day—and some >f the men were given work on the roads and rebuilding war-damaged houses. But there wasn't en- ough'work to go around. Then the Greek Army drove the Communists out of Keramidl. and the Greek Ministry of Welfare decided to repatriate tile entire village. The villagers Jammed on two LCT's (Landing Craft Tank) bringing their belongings with them. The only space left aboard was a narrow -•fff GOING II0.11E: Jammed on Hie deck of a Greek Navy LOT. Keramidj villagers try („ forget the lonr months In welfare centers, try 10 member what their homes arc like. re- MONDAY, OCTOBER 8, 194* Joy Ride in Borrowed Fire Truck Expensive, Missouri Men Learn COLUMBIA, Mo. (/Pi— Travelling by fire truck In Columbia It relatively expensive—about »loo > mile even without the federal excise fas on transportation. ••'.-' A University of Missouri student and two other young- men, one of them a university graduate, found that out in municipal court after they "borrowed" a Columbia fire truck to drive to a suburban night club while firemen were cooling ofJ an overheated furnace at a fratern- I ity • house near (lie University cnnpus. Pied McDanlcl. 21, Latnar. sophomore in Ihe University; Richard Smith. 29. North brook', 111.. Journal- kin graduate of tho university anci PHer Shullz. clothespin salesman from Cforthbrook. were fined $100 each for tampering with a motor, vehicle by M-nlelpal jud BC Til ford | Sims. He war more lenient than I acting City Attorney J. Robert Tul! who suggested a 30-day jnll sentence for each along with the fincf The three admitted driving [t,' c f re truck to the night spot after they \verc taken into custody there mid were grilled by police Thev said they didn't takj the truck un- I til they were sure there wasn't any fire and I' - fin-men wouldn't need aisle running the deck. down the middle of Drive-In service stations were Inniigurafcd In 1903. Today there are 250,000. After the long, 16-hour trip from Volos, the LCT's ground ashore and the cud gntes were dropped There was a rush to get off, but the honor went to two small boys holding their puppies in tlieir arms Next was Antonis velitsos, a wiry 43-year-o 1 d fisherman, dragging Bella, his two-year-old sow. Soon there was a long taravan on the centuries-old path over the mountains to Keramidl. At the entrance to the village soldiers with sub-machine guns asked each person for identity pap cis. Then they were passed through gate-like wall and wore in the village limits. One (ear persisted—there were still scattered hands of bandits In the surrounding hills. Even so, they were happier In Keramidi. JUST WATGH BLYTHEVILLE GROW On the 10th Anniversary of the National Cotton Picking Contest, we point to the amazing growth ot our city during the last decade. And we are honored lo have had a part in achieving that expansion through the supplying of lumber and building materials So today here's "Hat's Off" to the Jaycces for a job well done in (he past ten years. . .we're proud of them and of our city. HUFFMAN BROS. LUMBER CO. North Highway 61 GOOD SERVICE As all of us apprcc-iale receiving GOOD S15RV- ICK, H-C bc^cve'ln good service lo all—gnu,,, it courteously . .. cheerfully . . . amualely . . . promptly. We know f hat GOOD SEKVICE makes friends, that milking friends is the only right Hay to conilucf business; and that .the good will of fnend- ly and satisfied customers is our greatest asset. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. MEMPHIS 2, TENN. , Thanks Blytheville! We would like to take this opportun- ity to thank you in the cotton trade for your patronage during the 1948- •19 season. We of McCallum & Robinson wil! continue lo extend to all of our good., friends in Blytheville the same cour- tesy and fail- treatment that you have every right to expect. Yours faithfully, McCailum & Robinson, Inc. Ouneis And Operators Of ROMAC MILLS Sfakeis Of Tlie Famous ROMAC Hugs, Mops And Yarns ' Largest Cotton Pickery in the WHOLE World -JS1 E, Mnllory L.D. Phones D-GG58 And 9-1178 lions —16 the Sponsors of the NATIONAL COTTON PICKING CONTEST SOLD ON THE MEMPHIS MARKET FOR EARLI NESS -EASY PICKING - PICK COKER • "• . "' . * Coker's Pedigreed Seed Company Memphis Office - 514 Cotton Exchg. Btdg. Homt Off!c«— HARTSVILLE, S. C. THE SOUTH'S FOREMOST SEED BREEDERS

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