The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 24, 1950 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 24, 1950
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.MONDAY, APRIL 24, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS Factual News Reporting Termed Vital to Survival By the Associated Press NEW YORK, April 24. <ffl— The* hoard of directors of the Associated Press, noting that censorship''of .jgtws 1s growing, said today that ^ytual reporting never was "more vital to the survival of our free In- «tltullons." Tighter censorship control and other restrictions on news gathering are multiplying as a result of the "cold war" between East and West, the board said. The ' report was submitted to members of the Associated Press, worldwide news gathering cooperative, at their annual meeting nt the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Risenhower In Speak General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower, president of Columbia University, will speak at the annual luncheon today. The board of directors termed "Cbijcclnlly grave" the increasing difficulties of reporting the world's news "In our tradition of -accuracy, Impartiality and jhoroughness." "Intense partisanship prevails everywhere." the board said. "Economic, political and ideological conflicts that stir the emotions of people are in evidence In all lands. Obstacles to free exchange of news arise with greater frequency, and .censorship has become even more - widely prevalent. "The American people—and peoples generally — are greatly concerned by the widespread and constantly changing atmosphere of world crisis. Challenge Must Be Mel "This .challenge must be met by eVe.ry feasible .effort to report the HJjth. Therefore the basic concept fltlie Associated Press W a foremost weapon In the arsenal of democracy. At no time In our history] has the need of factual reporting been more vital to the survival of our free institutions." The directors said the restrictions •which hamper factual reporting item,. In part, from "the widening politico-economic split between East Snd West" which has closed many areas to free journalistic enterprise and brought tighter censorship to others. Additionally, the board said, governmental and pressure group propaganda adds to the "day-today difficulties of getting at news facts and maintaining perspective • nd reportorial objectivity." "These problems are products of the 'cold war.'" the board said. •They have multiplied in the past year, particularly in Asia and parts of :Europe. For example, the Communist sweep to control of China's mainland forced evacuation of all news correspondents of. the United s and other countrle^t, ;:,,, Barriers Are Apparent ."J '*• Barriers to news-gathering'have become more apparent in 'countries of central and eastern Europe. A number of western correspondents .have been expelled from Czechoslovakia recently, on vague and completely uiisubstaiiUaEed charges of Hmobjective reporting.'" The board said that in some in- ftances the Associated Press had become a "special target for restrictive actions by' governments"* because of the AP's Insistence on reporting the facts. , "Under this type of pressure the Associated Press has refused to report to any form of journalistic pandering to win favors or preferential treatment," the board said. "The technique of writing 'softly Instead of boldly Is an expedient that sometimes gains temporary advantages. The board Is confident that the staff has tlie full support of the membership In refusing to engage in such tactics. Maintaining the Ideal of objective reporting is rtill more Important than any other PAGE THREE Church Pastors Defy Communists Protestants Say Red-Germans Arc Halting Christians EVERYTHING I ITE DISAGREED 1TH ME UNTIL I fen* I •» Mffering fnn tut .f ait •iride-werluiHj NAMCOl f orach « t •tsulTered with stomach trouble for t long time. 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Large family or hospital «k« 5 HADACDL EARLY ENTRANT — Pretty Maxinc Colhcrn, seen arriving in Los Angeles by airliner, is Alaska's first entry in next fall's ' "Miss America" contest. "Miss Alaska's" qualifications are: age 22 and single; weight 118; height 5 feet, 4 inches; bust 34; waist 24; hips 34. consideration." Other World Area« Restrictions on the free flow of news are not limited to Comnnmist- controlled areas, the, board said. It added that in some parts of Western Europe, as well as Asia, Africa. South and Centra! America' there are varying degrees of censorship or officially imposed regulations which hamper reporters. "The board Is confident," the report concluded, "that the membership desires to maintain the association's dominant position especially under current conditions when as never/before the people of-the%orld need'to be informed accurately and speedily of all major news developments. Meeting that obligation is a job that must be done. The Associated Press Is expected to do it. The Associated Press expects to do BERLIN. April 24. (/P^Protesfant vangelical church pastors defied - sending up >,,!„ u Communist pressure. The protest, read during services In Russian zone churches, said Communist-trained teachers are trying to persuade their pupils that there Is no God and that Christ never lived at all." The declaration was made by the Evangelical Council for Berlin and the surrounding province ol Brandenburg. It was made public after 'the church, headed by Bishop Otto Dlbellus, attempted to negotiate with the Soviet-supported East German government. After one meeting, Communist Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl failed to appear for a second session with the bishops. Protest Called Illegal Grotcwhol branded yesterday's church protest as Illegal. He called It an "attack on the constitution, the government and the republic." He said this was especially so since the negotiations between the government and the church had not yet been concluded. The Evangelical church, claiming anoiit 60 per cent of church membership In the Russian Zone, said is was "forced to speak out." At the same time Roman Catholic priests read a pastoral letter in their Bust German churches denouncing the spread of materialism in both the East and West and deploring Communist propaganda. The declaration from the Evangelical Council said: , "We Are Forced *• "They said: 'Help us. We are being forced to say things which we cannot say of our own free will. We are being forced to participate in activities which we cannot do with good conscience. We are being vrr-c ALUMINUM CHIMNEY COVERS •If OH BUILDERS SUPPLY CO., Inc. So Hiway 61 Phone 2434 Complete KMIM rpRULY a "buy beyond compare" in a -*-quality television combination. Bij 97 XI. in. TV picture . .. Jtinl plug in and play in up to 8 out of 10 locution*. 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