The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 21, 1955 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 21, 1955
Page 10
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PAW TIN BLYTHEVILL1 (ARK.) COURIER HEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER «, Highlights in Hectic Career of Jaun D. Peron •inee Mnerging from the obscurity of t eo!onel'« command Jn 19« into the blood-sUtaed arena of Argentine politics, President Juan D. Peron's career has be«n a kaleidoscope of colorful crises, Intrigues, defeats and final rise to a position of personal power wielded by no ruler outside of a totalitarian state. In 1043 he led the "colonel's revolt", winch overthrew the government of President Ramon S. Cosiello. lu the new regime, under President Edelmiro Farrell, a Peron stooge, he served as vice president, war minister and minister of labor and social security. In the last capacity, he welded the unions into the General Confederation of Labor, catered to the workers in ever;' way and became Labor's hero, la 1945, h« married a virtually unknown actress named Evita Duarte, who gained world fame as Eva Peron, political and labor leader extraordinary, dominating personality of the Peronist party and the idol of Argentina's women. In 1945, also, Peron's rivals managed to have him arrested and stripped of his cabinet portfolios. But so many thousands of workers demonstrated, demanding his return, that a few days later President Farrell organized a pro-Peron government and called for a national election. So on Feb. 24, 1946, Peron was elected president by an overwhelming vote. The constitution was scrapped and a new one written, giving Peron practically the powers of a dictator. One by one, as tyrants do, he subdued all persons or groups that might endanger his regime. With his control of the huge labor federation, freedom of voting became a farce; freedom of the press was eliminated. The 1952 suppression of La Pfensa,~last bastion of journal- istic integrity, extinguished the last glimmer of a free press. Next on the list was his attack on the Catholic Church, whose support, ironically, was an important factor in his rise to power. Largely through Eva Peron's indomitable will and work, Peron was reelected to a second six-year term in 1951. Through most of his tenure, economic ills plagued the country, snowballed to the brink of disaster by his amateurish handling of industry, labor and agriculture. Catastrophic droughts added to the economic chaos. Though Peron was able to stand off his political foes, he had little success against the more subtle, implacable enemy — economics. The almost bankrupt condition of essentially-rich Argentina may have been a factor in this latest attempt -to depose him by force of arms. gg^sSTsr^^ f.AVK-'WHPW"^ •rTf 1 PERON VS. THE CHURCH — Last year Peron began a calculated campaign against the Roman Catholic Church. It culminated in the recent riots that preceded the attempted revolution. Here a Peronista mob faces a large body of Catholics, standing on the steps of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Buenos Aires. THIS ONE IS ANTI-PERON — Demonstrations for him and against him were commonplace in Peron's career. Tills one, in Buenos Aires, was during the 1945 effort to overthrow him. Cartoon carried by mob shows democracy smashing the shackles of dictatorship from the ankles of the people. "STRONG MAN" TAKES OVER — Peron, "power behind the throne" during President Edehni'ro Farrell's regime, came to power when he won the 1946 election. Here Farrell, right, prepares to hand over the sash symbolic oi the presidency. THE TOTALITARIAN TOUCH — Peron studied in Germany and Italy in 1939 and 1940 — peak years of Nazi and Fascist success. That he was impressed is indicated by the fact he hired German drillmasters ior his army, garbed the troops in German- style uniforms. During the election of 1946, the U. S. State Department issued a Blue Book, charging Ihat Peron conspired to aid the Nazis. AP&L Bids Asked LITTLE HOCK 1*1—R. E. Ritchie, president of Arkansas Power & Light Co., said yesterday that bids for the foundation of the company's new $1,500,000 office building here will be opened Oct. 4. RUST-FREE HOT WATER are built-in guarantees in thefg]]^f^ ••• Automatic Gas If ^3.]| WATER HEATER gsl 10-Year Warranty ••- 1 hackee/ by a HALSELL& WHITE Main al Division Ph. 3-6096 Keep Guard Up Kimbrall Warns LOS ANGELES Lfi - The United States can avoid a major war for 200 years if It keeps Its guard up, pays former Navy Secretary! Dan Kimball, Kaiser Wllhclm, Hitler, Tojo and the Chinese Communists were tempted to attack the United States because of its lack of military forces, Klmball told a meeting of the American Rocket Monday. Kimball said the United States lias assumed England's onetime role of keeping small wars from spreading. FREE! Shetland Pony Complete with Bridle and Saddle, to b« Given Away in Front of our Store. Fri. - Sept. 30th Register Now . . . Any. Boy Between Ages of 4 and, 14 Nothing to Buy! Just Come In & Register! Accompanied by Parents. R.D. HUGHES Company THE ACTIVE PARTNER — Eva Peron (ne'e Evita Duarte) married Juan -Peron in 1945, when he was some 30 years her senior. Her beauty, her d>«amic .personality and quick, incisive intelligence made themselves felt soon after she became First Lady in 1946. She rose to such poliiical power that it seemed a question of who was running the country — Eva or Juan. She was proposed for vice president, but declined. Following her death from cancer in August, 1952, she has practically been deified in Argentina. ON HIS WAY UP — Col. Juan D. Peron when he was vice president, minister of war and of labor and social security in 1943. The army that put him in power attempted to oust him in 1945, but failed. I DEATH OF A FREEDOM — Peron feared a free press. When he seized La Prensa, one of the world's most respected papers, there were worldwide repercussions. Here passersby read the suppres- siori notice. Inset shows Alberto Gainza Paz, the publisher, who had to flee the country. Top British Honor LONDON (If) — The American comedy-thriller "To Catch a Thief," starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant, has been chosen for Britain's biggest movie honor—the annual royal film performance Oct. 31. Read Courier News Classified Ads. For a quiet summertime dessert, sweeten sour cream and serve it on fresh strawberries, sliced bananas or peaches. DROUGHT ADDS TO WOES — Through Peron's "economls idiocy and political knownothingism" Argentina is on the brink of financial ruin. To his mishandling of farm problems, nature added disastrous drought. NOTHING IN ITS FIELD CAN MATCH CHEVROLET FOR ACCELERATION! Drive with care...EVERYWHERE! Great Features back up Chevrolet Performance: Anti-Dii'e Braking — Ball-Rocs Steering — Oat- rigger Rear Springs — Body by Fisher — 12- Volt Electrical System — Nine Engine-Drive Choices. When you need a quick sprint for safer passing, this V8 delivers! It's pure dynamite, and you have to go way, way up the price ladder before you ever find its equal. Chevrolet's, new "Turbo-Fire V8" packs a Sunday punch for safer passing that no car in Chevrolet's field can match! The proof was burned into the sands of Daytona Beach at the NASCAR* trials earlier this year. In acceleration tests, Chevrolet simply walked away from everything else in its field. Plus— and get this—all the high-priced cars except one! 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