The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 15, 1950 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO WI.TTWBVTTJ.B Purge of Poland's Communist Party Leaders Reported By KDWJN A, SIM.VKK LONDON, May 15. W>-A reported purge of Polish CommunUt Party leaders Is the latest development in a campaign in all the Sorlct satellite countries to tighten Communist control and shut out Western influence. +— • Diplomatic sources in Warsa said yesterday government minis ters were bitterly crltlei/od at las week's meeting of the Polish Com munbt Party Central Commlllc< Complaints ranged from misman aeement of public affairs to tailur to obey party directives. Soviet influence in Poland wa believed strengthened by the ap polntment to the party's ruling Po lltburo of Marshal Konstanlln Ro kossovsky, a former Russian arm commander who now bosses Poland army. Another Politburo appoints was Zenon Nowak, a veteran Com munlst believed to be heading th drive to rid the party of Polis: Communists who dislike dictatio: from Moscow. Following ['affcrn Political observers here bcliev the Polish shake-up Is following ihi pattern established in such othc satellite states as Czechoslovakia Romania. Hungary and Bulgartn The purges aim at: 1. Tightening of party cliscipiim over government ministers and oth er party members. 2. Speeding of communizalion o satellite countries. 3. Intensification of attacks foi political purposes on the Western world. Western diplomats sum up the developments in Eastern Europe as follows: The aim of the Communist leaders in general is to blind their peoples to the West and direct them into the Communist trail blazed by Moscow. At the same time, they arc sealing off their countries from inquisitive Western eyes. The method Is simple. Measures arc enforced to choke off all independent, incoming information, especially from the official Western Information services. The result is n carefully-capsuled Communist version of the world for home consumption. The other side of the pattern brings expulsion or barring of Western correspondents until the point Is reached where virtually the only news to the world at large comes through carefully screened official handout,'! and broadcasts studded with propaganda. Western Staffs Cut Western diplomatic staffs in the »»t«llite countries are being whittled down. Th!$ further reduces,the .'chances of th^f West tin studying and Interpreting properly economic political and military developments. What was once a normal diplomatic, and news gathering function —to report current opinion, economic or political events has come to be regarded in Eastern Europe as a form of spying Poland has slopped the Importation of British books on scientific religious, economic and political subjects. "What it all bolls clown to," one Western diplomatic official observed, "Is that the Communist countries are afraid of any alternative to (heir own propaganda because It mUTht undrrminc (hem. "They just can't stand the competition." U. of A. to Award Four Honorary Degrees June 3 FAYETTEVILLE. Ark.. May 15 iJ'1-Tho University of Arkansas wilt award four honorary degrees at its annual spring commencement June 3. Honorary degrees of doctor of laws will be conferred upon Frank O. Smith, retired associate justice of the Arkansas Supreme Courtlier F. Watzek, president of (he Crossett Lumber Company, cros- sett, and Den H. Woolen, president )f the First, National Bank of Dai- as, Tex., and former president of he Federal Home Loan Bank at Little Rock. Dr. John D. Freeman, Nashville Tenn., director of the Rural Church 3 rogram for the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist, Con- •cnlion, will receive the cle«rcc ot doctor of humane letters. Dr. Freeman, a native 'Arkansan md a graduate of the university vill deliver the baccalaureate sermon. He Is to become promotional ccrelary of the Arkansas Baptist oundatlon at Little Rock on July 1. Wren Builds /Vest Truck; Owner Juys Another One WISE, Va., May 15. (/T>—Lee F Craigcr Is fond of birds. A month ago Craigcr went out o his heavy truck one morning to ud that a wren had built her nest n the tool compartment and was Ittmg snugly on „ nes t of egp,s Cralger hated to disturb that ird. So he bought another truck to se while mama Wren hatched her oung. Now he's receiving congratula- ons. The nest Is full of baby birds but Craigcr still won't budge the truck until they've feathered and flown away. Two Students Die in Crash Of Light Plane FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., . May ] in — The crash of a light plat brought death to two University Arkansas fraternity brothers he yesterday. Gay Pratt Mnrkham, 21 Fayell vllle, burned to death In the pint which fell just after taking off fro Drake Field. Reagan Edwin Bov man. 21. Elmhursl, in,, died sever hours later from burns. Airport Manager Ray Rltis sa Markhnm was at the controls of tl plane when It took off. About : seconds later It crashed Into n mm dy field and burned. Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Gride who HITS nearby, said the plan about 150 feet high, "wobbled, the It nosedived into the ground iiRht fire." Markhfim, a business admlnistra tlon sophomore, was trapped In th wreckage. Bowman, an englneerin senior, got out of the plane an plunged into a nearby creek to ex tlncuisli his burning clothing. Kills sale! the plane wns owned b Markbam, Bowman and two othe fraternity brothers. Flattening Crest On White Eases Threat of Floods LITTLE ROCK. May 15, A flattening crest moved slowh down White River today, easing the flood threat in the broader vallc' to the south. The river, a raging torrent hearl 20 feet above flood stage at som points last week, was nearlng i. crest at Newport. It was not expected to reach the predicted 32 to 33 feet. The stage there las night was 31 feet and the river was rising but slowly. Upstream at Calico Rock, where much of the business section wa. covered when the river hit 19 fee above flood level, tile water droppec three feet yesterday. A 3G.1 foot crest was reached a Batcsvillc and at oil Trough the stream was almost stationary las night. Thousands 01 acres of rich river bottom farmland is under water between Hntesville and Newport. But Ells Huff. Newport publisher, salt fanners expect a fast runoff and already are making plans for replanting. The Arkansas River also was falling upstream from Little Hock, and a crest of 23 to 24 feet is expected here today. No damage Is expected. Athlete Dies NEW YORK. May 15. W)-Ernest Webber, member of the U. S. 1943 Olympic team, died Saturday ot kidney aliment after n two-week ilJnpM. He was 42. Weber held virtually all national recors and title; In the walk from one mile to 25,000 meters. AH Steel Lawn Chairs Red - Yellow - Green All Colors, Afl Steel Lawn Rockers 45 2-Seat Matching Gliders 95 16 Hubbard & Son Phone 4409 Furniture Blythevilht Four Escapees Go on Trial Today PINR BLUFF, Ark., May IS. M'j— Four convicts were to go to trial here loiiay for an escape from Tucker Prison Farm in which a guard was killed. The Jour, James Perry Williams 29, Sheridan, Ark., Otis Eaton, 25' Slillwell, Okla., jack Hhucark, 22' Sapulpa, Okla, and David Dyer 3o' Oklahoma City, are charged with Jlrst degree murder, escape and grand larceny. They were to be tried separately, but Prosecutor Henry Smith hadn't announced In what order The four escaped last Dec. 31 and were recaptured five days later In and near North Little Rock William Bohannon. 35 darks ;. ! !, le ' A [ k -. * trusty etiard, was killed when he refused to surrender his keys. Democratic Party Official Collapses at Hotel CHICAGO, May 15. Wy—Edward J. Flynn, Democratic national co'rn- mltteeman from New York, was reported resting comfortable early to day after becoming ill during a national party conference. He collapsed at the Blackstone Hotel and was taken by friends to St. Lukes Hospital yesterday afternoon. First reports were that he suffered from a heart ailment but a hospital spokesman said they were not confirmed by physicians The hosp'tal said Flynn was in good condition. Sheriff Snips Race News Wire EL PASO, Tex.. May 15. (AP) — Western Union officials here ar« awaiting fro mhtgher up before taking any action to restore severed wires serving an Anapra, N.M., race news service. The wires were cut Saturday night at the orders of Sheriff joe Campbell. As far a.s I know the wlre.s are still down and will stay down until we get further instructions from Dallas offices of the company," Arlelgh H. Fisher, El Paso We&lcrn Union superintendent said yesterday. "It L? a matter our attorneys will have to decide upon." In Dallas, neither company officials nor company attorney John W. Miller could be readied late last night. Sheriff Campbell said that the wire cutting disrupted Continental Press Service's relay of horse racing news to the West Coast am Mexico. A Federal Communications Commission report says that silver State News Service at Anapra, about four miles west and slightly north o; here acts as a relay station to point; west. Campbell .say.s he is ready to continue the wire snipping if nec _ essary. "I expect Western Union will ge out a temporary injunction to stop nic." he said yesterday, "n they do, why I expect we'll h nv c to make a test case of It. "I think I am doing my duly as a law enforcement officer and that's all there Is to it." MONDAY, MAT 15, 1950 The Rural Electrification Admin- tstratton financed enough power lines in 19« to reach seven tinxu around the earth. Why Are Rectal Troubles Feared? 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