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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, BLYTHEVH.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Czechs Tighten Grip on Church Priests Must Take Loyalty Oath Fixed Red Officials By Ry Richard Kaslsclike PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, Nov. 14 —</Py—Czechoslovakia's Roman Catholic priests were told recently Uiey must swear a flat oath of loyalty prescribed by the Communist-controlled government and ignore reservations demanded by the church bishops. The reservations were that priests could take.the oath "unless it Is in contradiction to the laws of God and the church and tlie rights of man." ^.,'I'he order came from Vaclav No- Wck, Communist Interior minister. He declared in a speech before a nation-wide conference of officials of the Czechoslovak regional national committees that the government would not tolerate any church-dictated alteration in Hie loyalty oath. The oath is rcciuircd under the new control law, which makes the clergy of all denomination civil servants paid by the sl/le and gives Ihc government control over church , api>o)ntments, finances and administrative affairs. Nosek added a boast that the government had won its fight to force the Catholic Church to yield to state control and that "even the West is recognizing this." He declared that the papal decree of excommunication of militant Communists had been a failure in Czechoslovakia and warned that any Catholic churchman who still sought to execute it would be arrested. Nosek indicated that, now that the state is paying the priests' salaries, it expects them to obey the law to the letter or. face the consequences. "We shall' not tolerate any illegal activities In the churches," he said. The government has contended that the defiant bishops coerced priests and laymen into opposing the church control la\v. It has granted pardons to several hundred ^Miriests and laymen arrested under JPrhc law, explaining that they had ' repented and pleaded for amnesty. Widespread Strikes Seen For Greece ATHENS. Nov. H-(fl'>—Widespread strikes loomed UxW In Greece, four days after Ihc Marl Plan chief for the country, Paul Porter, asserted there was "absolutely' no justification" for wage Increases at this time. There have .been minor rumblings In past weeks from labor centers indicating Hat demands would be matte for genei'at 40 per cent wage increases. The general confederation of labor issued a statement snying- it was "regi'ctablfi" that EGA Chiel Porter hart bceu "misled" by the government, which the labor Ri said Is seeking to fortify itself In order to '•'protect the iniquitous interests of those who exploit Ihc people." .Once Porter Is advised of the true picture, the confederation said, hi "good faith" will cause him to re consider The confederation, which include all labor organizations In Greece said it would not. reply to Porte with words, but to the govcrnmen by acts. TANKS FOR CHINESE NATIONALISTS—Used Army tanks, ?5 of them, are I !'ed aboard the freighter ArisLocraUs in Port Richmond, Philadelphia. The tanks are en route l< -iima Cor use by Chinese Nationalist troops. Original Demands of CIO Underwent Changes During 42-Day Steel Strike PITTSBURGH, Nov. 14, (API —; monthly pensions, including Social Original demands of the OIO Unit- | Security, to be paid to workers aged ed Steehvorkers against the steel ; ti5 who have 25 years' service. Work- industry underewtil some changes ers 63 with less servicU receive pro- Hordes of Rats Invade Fields in South Texas -BIO GRANDE CITY, Tex., Nov. 14. (AP)—Farmers near 'this South Texas city hope poisoned grain will take the place of a .pied piper In saving crops from hungry rat-s. County agricultural agents said - pack, kangaroo and field rats have devoured tomatoes and green peppers as high fLs a foot off the ground. There Is one report of rats during the 42-day long strike. Here's a comparison of (I) original demands, with (2) modified demands and <3) the final settlement: 1. Last May, the union .announced it was seeking a 30-ceni.s-an- hour package, to be split this way: 12 1-2 cents an hourly wage increase, 11.23 cents for a-company-paid pension; and 6.27 cents for a company- financed insurance program. • The industry flatly refused the demands, 2. After President Truman's steel fact-fimlm board on September 10 made its re commend a lions, which were not binding on anyone, the union accepted them as its demands. The board's report recommended against any wage increase but urged industry and'union adopt a tea- cents-an-hour pension and insurance program which would be paid for entirely by the employers. Six of. the ten cents would be used to pay for a free pension plan and (he re- porUonntcly smaller pensions. The program is financed entirely by the company. The pact also provides that a five ceiits.an hour social insurance program be established* Workers and company each contribute two and one hall cents. main ing four cents would go for eating-citrus fruits. The invasion of rats started about i ]ii:e _ tlvree weeks ago near La Grulla, Tex., 15 miles east of here. The hordes of rats have swarmed over between 4,000 and 5,000 acres of fertile farm lands along the Hio Grande River bottoms. social insurance covering death ben- Famous Men Unknown In Their Native Country FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 14. (rP)—Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann and Physicist Max Planck all ore German-born. But one town in ^Germany says it never has heard of pthem. The town fathers of Urach, near Stuttgart, have decided to change the names of three streets named after the world-famous figures. "Nobody knows these men," an official said. 'efits,-'accident insurance i'and the 3. Beginning with the Bethlehem Steel Company agreement on October 31, the union insisted on that pact,, It calls for $100 minimum House Members Depart For Tour of Pacific WASHINGTON, Nov. : 14. <;l'j Four members-of a House/Appropriations Subcommittee left by military plane Saturday for a survey of occupation problems in the West j Pacific. Tne lour were selected by Chairman Cannon (D-Mo) of the Appropriations Committee in re sponse to an invitation by De fense Secretary Johnson. Cannon snid the. trip will provide first-hand information to assist "In reaching decisions on appropriation requests for costs of government relief and rehabilitation. 1 ' The four are: Representatives Nor veil. (D-Ark); Passman .(D-La) Krusc (D-Irrd> and A. L. Mttle (R-NDb). They will go to (jtiam, Japan, Ko rca, Okinawa .ami the Philippines. 'ot Springs Hotel vloy Become Site of Vew City /Auditorium HOT SPRINGS, 'Ark-, NOV. 14— V-The former Evistmun Hotel roperiy may become* the site of Hot Springs city auditorium. The City Parks and Recreation ommission has asked Mayor Floyd slcy to make formal appllca- on for the property, now part of le Army and Navy General Hos- 'Hal, if the federal government eel ares it surplus. < The six story, 600-room hotel with uxtliary buildings and about four nd one-half • acres of land was mrchseU from Southwest Hotels. Inc.. for some $500,000 In 1942. Use d for overflow patients d ur- ng the war, the hotel building since has been utilized only in r t. It contains officers' living Barters. HEADS NEW UNION—James B. Carey, above, secretary- treasurer nf Ihc CIO, heads (he new "International Union of Electrical, Itadto and Machine Workers" thai replaces the old lefl - wing United Electrical Workers Union, expelled from tKp CIO al Hie organl?.atioti's •Mvonimn in Cleveland Fort Smith School Case Ruling to Be Appealed LITTLE ROCK, Nov. 14. (fl'j—A attorney for 14 Port Smith, Ark Negroes seeking better school Ta cillties for their .ace said he won appeal federal Jud&c John E, Ml! er's dismissal of the case. J. R, Booker, Little Rock, sa he would appeal the decision han ed do wn y esterd ay In For t S in i on the ground that "we feel tli we arc entitled to a declaratory judgment defining the rights of Negro students lo equal educational facilities." He -said a judgment in favor of the Negroes should have been rendered "regardless of the improve mcnt made in tlie schools since the filing of the suit." The suit was filed in December. 1340." ' "Since tha't Lime, a new Negro elementary school; a home cconom- (c's building, and a metal shops building have been completed," Booker said. Judge Miller, who /heard the case without a jury, dismissed the complaint. , Too Tall for Crime NEW YORK, Nov. H. M»>—If man Ls unusually lull, lie better not try 'a crime career. That's the advice Magistrate Eugene R- Caaudo gave to six-foot- eiehtrinclies-taH Bernard Dugnn O'Keelc, 18. who was held in $2,500 bail on a burglary charge. "No wonder you couldn't get away with it," said the magistrate "You're so tall you couldn't get lost in a crowd," NO WONDER THOUSANDS PREFER THIS LAXATIVE ip t as directed. Black-DrniiEltl. U Ihe rrii-mUy laxative. Uafid for gcnern-. ttons. Beneficial [or loss ol appetite, headache, upset stomach, naliilenco, sleeplessness, bad breath— when these are caused by stuRglslinc-a due lo con- BtipnHon. Take Rlnck-DrnuKiit. Costs only a penny or leas a doso. Buy Black- Draufiht today. 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