The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 1, 1949 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1949
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PAGE SEC BUTHEVILLE (AKK.V COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 194, America'i 30-Year War Against Communism — Wall Street Crash Inspired Red's Big Plunge in America (Editor's Note: Tills Is (he fourth In a series of 12 stories by NEA Washington Correspondent I'cl«r Kdson on the Communist Party In the U. S. ; It's successes and setbacks, and wticic llic current attacks on !t may lead.) Kj Peter Kdson NEA Washington Correspondent There had been little overt Communist political effort, In all truth. until an October day 20 years ago. Variety's Inspired headlining called It: "WALL, ST. LAYS AN EGG." 4 Moscow gleefully concluded that political mysteries. the end of capitalism <for whicl read the "day of revolution") wns at hand. The party In America had been purged but its leaders, headed by William z. poster, made utterly obelsant to the Kremlin's line. A new policy was ordered. It called for promotion 01 strikes in coal, steel and other basic industries. But It went far beyond the same tactics as applied a decade earlier. The unemployed (5,000.000 In 1930, more than 12,000,000 in 1935) were to be organized^ into a thing called the Worker's Alliance This in turn,'after a due time of ngit- atlorx by marches on capitals fuul the like, was to become the fine tempered Instrument therewith Communism thought it would win control at the polls. There has ensued, until this day, a fitranfie razzle-dazle of political ! turn-coatism. The party has never remained consistent, 'cutting Its' cloth by the everchanglng pattern of its own opportunism a.s measured against the new complexities of the world at large. Between 1929 and 1935, the party i fought earnestly against Franklin <D. Roosevelet, first a.s governor of New York and then as New Deal President. In this Interim Poster lost, control again and Earl Russell Browder, a Kniisan and protege of his predecessor, became secretary- general, a post he was to hold for 15 years. The trend of antagonism endured until 1933, when Hitler won the chancellorship of Genn'/ny and began forthwith to liquidate the Communists. Stalin needed friends. He needed such support as U. S. diplomatic and commercial recognition. So the party line changed once more; In 1935, at the Seventh World Communist Congress In Moscow, the order went torth: play along with Roosevelt In 1836. By the time election day dawned, the Communists in the U. S. were quasi-Democrats, by flat. They had a token ticket in the national race (Browder-Ford) but It meant nothing. Those of the card-holding faithful who went to the polls cast their voles for a second New Deal term—and what that meant In the way of secret agreements with the Democrats has remained one of America's great The next three years were period of appeasement. The damage done in that timo Is literally incalcuafole. Misguided intellcctiucis turned a pretty shade of pink. Reds crawled out of the government woodwork to taxe up ninny important post :i anil to end-end themselves so well that It took years lo exterminate them. In curly August. 19;i9, tho party wris Hes- pecrable. with :m estimated membership of 1.000.000. :he secretary-generalship In 1842. The party "disbanded" itself In June, 1044, so super-patriotic it lurt. The new name was the Communist Political Association; the dedication: "American Communism should renounce (lie aims of partisan advancement and the party form of organization." Less Ihan • three months alter V-K Pay, the party was reborn on the basis of "partisan advancement and the party form of or- Kanl/atlon," f'o.stcr was restored to command, with such now-familiar names as Euisenc Dennis, John B. Williamson and Kobcrt G. Thompson listed Rtnoug his secretariat. The convention of 1945 called lor the Introduction ft socialism by the free choice of the American people—fine words meaning the .same thing as those in the origina] constitution of 1919. Onre again the shifting tides o] fortune, which had made the party now lx)ld. no* furtive, had militated in its favor. For the four years of the war there was virtually no lo Communism by the government. The public had beci lulled. Statin v;as a friend and ally All wrnild not be well. But (and here •«• KO again) Hemy A. Wallace lint 1 emerged a.< a new liberal, a candidate for President on Hie progressive ticket The ('mnmir* med him and liis parly ns dupes The U. S. Red here and Radio Moscow indorsed T ,, . him, Here was a new chance at In that monlh came Hie of , " socla || sm by the free choice of Uvo historic (iNHble-crossM- t h o ! tlle p<., >1>1( .."" w uu (lie cxlvcmc Icfl Stalin-Hitler pact, ftr n time the | in (11[ . Wallace movement hoping i in U. s. Comiiiunlst leaders didn't i for ,, eUe en 2,000,000 niut 5,000,000 know what to make of it, talkiiif; in larger circle., tl,nh over, when W]ial ^ larger circles than over, September came, and with It the march of Germany's tegion Into Poland, the fJ<mimuMlst-N T ew Deal honeymoon was over. The U. S. was once aeatn n capitalist ofere and Roosevelt its prophet. Tile new Communist manifesto decreed that ihe U. S. must be kept out of the war at nliy cost. The American Peace Mobilization 'grandson of the Anti-Imperialist League, son of the League Against War and Fascism) went into the rally-and-picket business again, uttering nngulshcd patriotic cries which, when pinperly translated, remained to staunch old line. The U.S. acted, with formation of the Dies Committee (which will be examined in dclail in the subsequent article)- Brnwdcr wns sentenced to four years for passport fraud, on the basis of admission before the committee. Robert Minor, son of a Texas judge and a veteran of the Spanish revolution —where many a world Communist learned the facts of true war— became the party's new head. June 22. 1941. saw the second great double-cross. Hitler attacked Russia. The U. S. Communist Party rushed to the cnpbonil, donned a no* coat and took the "not" out of their slogan. "The Yanks arc Not Coming." The U.S could not be forced lo war fast enough to suit the Communists. Meantime it must not stint in its shipments of aid to England and Prance. Pearl Harbor was greeted with hosannahs. President Roosevelt pardoned Browdcr, who resumed votes. they got were 1.130,000 votes In -15 states, as against J Strom Tbiirmond's 1.1CB.OOO as a States Kighter in 19 slates. The I'logiesslve got 2'j per cent of the 48.489.000 total, but a large proportion of that -Aas not from cotn- mumst-s- The. strategy [or 10T»0 and 195'^ cimiiol be conjectured, much less predicted, tint there are two sure things. One is that the Communists will swing in any direction indicating gain, twisting whatever . words arc necessary to help. That I other Is thnt Ihc American public, more fully aware than ever before of (lie peri] involved, will guage the Communists more rcalislicaliy. than, on occasion, it has done in the past. TKKASIIItKK QUITS — James S Keinpcr, G2, wealthy Chicago insurance man, sits at his desk in his office after lie resigned as treasurer of the Republican National Committee, He said he unit lie- cause the OOP's reserve fund has dwindled to only ssiO.OOO. It Is a "real tragedy," he said, that the GOP leadership has tiot collected more money or cut expenses dnts- lically. IAI' Photo). Horse Play in Traffic HELENA, Mont. —</!'/— A horse became a Iour-Icxs«l traffic, lam west of Helena, Running back and forth across the highway, he had motorists half cra^.y. Highway Patrolman Clifford Small took after the horse and it led him a lively chase for 30 minutes before it tutjk a quick detour up Colorado gulch. With a horse laugh, no doubt. Ancient Damascus Jewish Population Steadily Shrinking DANASCUS —W)— The small Jewish population remaining In ancient Damascus is shrinking steadily because Jewish families are leaving Syria in a search for greater security, One Arabic newspaper, "Al Ayyam," estimates that about one hrmdrcd Jewish families left the city In the last three mons. "Al Ayyam" said they went to Israel, smuggling their moveable property and money with them. Informed sources say It is [XKsiule that some of the Jews reached Israel, but they believe most of them sought refuge In Beirut, a cross the mountains in I<cbanon, traditionally a Christian area in a Moslem world. Jewish .sources decline to discuss the situation of the Jews in Damascus or Syria for [ear of disturbing the present delicate status However, it was learned that more than 5,000 Jews have fled Damascus and Aleppo in northern Syria since the Palestine slruj-gle approached a climax in 1947. The 5,000 figure is a conservative estimate. Reliable estimates place Ihe present Jewish population of Damascus at 4.000: of Aleppo at 2.COO. Syrian Jews have been concentrated in these two cities for centuries. Horse-Radish Truck Brings Tears of Joy BALTIMORE —Wj— Baltimore's only horse-radish truclc has been restored to Its owner after 11 days of Intense gloom and mystery. 'Harry Tulkoss, head of the Tul- koss horse-radish company, assumed the truck had been stolen. Ten days after its disappearance, the tearful news was reported In the press Tulkoff expressed amazement that police couldn't get onto the scent. He suggested that pedestrians whose eyes overflowed while passing a truck call police. Tulkoss was still amazed when the truck turned up at * garage. No thief was Invoved. The horseradish truck had bren serviced at the garage, which hud picked it up at night after Tulkoss' son had parked it. Read Courier News Want Ads Educated SaJesmen GALESBURG. III. — I,V\— Cooperative selling class students in CiHlesburg senior high schol actually vend w;ircs in local stores to sell themselves to teachers for good grades. In addition, the students gain experience in the classroom in displaying merchandise loaned by Oalcsbutg merchants. SHE DID IT—*'nr years, Mrs. Georgia Nccse Clark, U. S. Treasurer, has wnnted to wink at a camera focused on her. At a news conference in Detroit she iinsupprcssed her suppressed desire—with the above result. BACKACHE, LEO mm MAY BE DANGER SIGN Of Tired Kidneys When .llunkr of function pormll. noj.onous mM,r W remain In „„/ N no? 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Tn morrow: l.nhor — Commuii- ism's gn-alfsl b:iltU'^rniiiuL Tlifi fir.sL Indian Totem Poles arc ' believed to tuive been built IF.S.S than 200 yeans ago in British Columbia ' or tlic Queen ClmrloLle LslancLs t» the of the Canadian province, Young Mother, When yo;ir child catches cold, rcllave ill.slrpss £iV/i wit tic he sleeps! Rub his throat,chtstiiiiil i hack at bectltnie with wnnnlaK.. -FOR SALE- This luxury brick himie in an excellent location is for sale only because (he owner is leaving town and can't lake it \vilh him. There are few houses in IJIylhcville comparable to this beautiful place, for here are some of the fen lures: Three Spacious Bedrooms living Ifooni Dining Room Screen I'orch Two FUU, Baths Second Living Room (Or Rccrcalion Koom) Upstairs Finished in 1'ecked Cypress ami cnnielcd Ten Closets Three Cedar Closets Hcndix Washer 1'lastcrcd 6 OK Indirect Hot Air Furnace (I0(|t)ippe<l for air-conditioning) ® Random Width Pegged Hardwood Floors 6 Marble Fire I'lace © Atlic Fan © Kitchen Kxhausl Fan • Insuliifion on Walls and Ceilings • . Ashcslos Roof • Curl is Woodwork « ('orl)in Solid Brass Hardware @ Copper Screens 6 Outdoor Ijnrbccue Pit Please call us if you nre interested in this home. We have several Rood prospects, !>ul until a deal is closed this humc is on the market. Shown li.v appointment only. TERRY ABSTRACT & REALTY CO. 213 Wesf Walnut Phono 2381 TRAVELS Y OU see it quick-stepping along the highway—and you can't miss the parallel. \mi glimpse a bold front cnd-slcck tapering fenders —flaring, streamlined roof lines —even to "double bubble" taillighls, here is llie look of"lhe fastest thing that Hies." Then you try one on the'r«ad, courtesy of your Buick denier. Adjectives flock into mind—"agile"— "nimble"—"eager." lou realr/.c that here is fiction, swift ami easy—action bom of Fireball v.i I vein-head straight-eight power-action floated on soft coil springs th;U, for ;\ll their lightness, keep your grip on the road sure-fooled and firm. This you tell yourself, is traveling as should be. Comfortable — in the spacious manner of king-sixe interiors. Easy— in the lightness of controls, which can include even Ihc magic of Dynallow Drive* if you wish. Pleasurable— in the wide, wide outlook that's yours, and the inner satisfaction of having a Buick for your very own. And we might add another thing, just by way of being practical, It's frugal loo. Frugal in a first cost that's actually less than for some sixes. Frugal in the surprising way such a sizable car gives the go-by to gas pumps. And if you have Dynaflow, frugal even in many upkeep costs you can forget about — such as clutch troubles, transmission maintenance, even many engine servicing costs. Why not put yourself into one of these jct-lincd beauties right now? It's more easily managed than you might imagine — ns you'll sec by talking to your Buick dealer. TK.\-STitlKE! Only Ituic.k SI'KI l.ti. ha* all Ihrxr F r»Af«c-H*Nor fiu • /foul *OOM ro« mi momr • DYNAFtOW DRIVt optional of 9ttro coil • JfT-UNl SJYUNO • NON-LOCKING lUMJfff-GUAJID GH1UCS • HIGH-PKHSUII FieEEAU JTKAICHr-f/CHr INGINl . CO/[ SPRINGING AU ABOUND • IOW-H>CSSU*1 TlllfS ON MFfTT-»/Df flHS . GBIArW VISIWUTY fOff AND AFT . 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