The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1948 · Page 3
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' THURSDAY, MARCH 25, 1948 BLYTHKV1LLR (AUK.) COURIER NKWS Italians Stand at Crossroads; Communism Is Pitted Against Democracy in April Election By J. Edward Murray I'nltrd Prrss Staff Correspondent ROME. March 25. <U.P.)-Lcss than a month hence Italy will vole either for Russia and communism or the Western world and democracy. At the ballot boxes April 18, Ilaly will stand al a ciossroads In which she will swing her power cither toward the. Soviet-led stales of Eastern Europe or Ihe American-led nations of Western, Europe. For this reason Ihe basic issue of lh e election is: Russia versus the United Slates. + •53M Mr« a. s,'s»'£x Kr»- There are 5,014 candidate. 1 ; for the assembly and 1,128 for the Senate. They are running under !)!) different party banners, Italy Is divided Into election districts. The largest, Is in Rome where 22 parlies have named tickets, others may not split tickets but each voter may Indicate four preferred candidates on any one list. There is a proportional representation factor in Ihe Italian election law under which one usse /bly- man is picked for about every 8.000 voters. The preferential ballot determines which candidates on a party list get the parly's lolal vole. No Upsets l.lkcly Under the system, well-known j national parly leaders are bound lo j be elected and cannot be upset by ! lieu-comers in their own districts. ! There are eight important national parties participating. These include the Popular Democratic Fronl which includes the Commun- ] ist.s. left-wing Socialists and the small Labor Democratic party- This Rnup got 3,000.000 voles or about 39 per cent of the vote in 1946. Second are tile Christian Democrats or Calholic Party which got about the same number of votes In 1945 and now controls the government of Premier Alclde De Gasperl. TV-.lrri are the right-wing ;mtl- Comimmlst Socialists, a small party now participating in the government. Fourth are the traditional Republicans, also a small government parly. Fiflh is the Italian Social Movement, all outright Fascist group. Sixth is the national bloc which ran a poor fourth in the last election. Seventh are the Mon- Tinker Field Hit By Freak Tornado FAQB; -.'(*.. ean, outflanking Greece and Turkey. It would be a morlal blow to the objectives of the Marshall Plan and would alter radically the balance of power in Euro]>c. Italy with a population of 45,000,000 has 2,200.000 Communists—the largest Communist party outside Russia. If the Communlsls win, they will control not only a highly advanced Western area but also Ihe world headquarters of Communism's sworn cnemv, the Roman Calholic Church.• Man v people both Inside and outside Italy believe world peace is at stake in Ihe election. Some 28,000,000 Italians are eligible to vole and about 90 per cent are expected to cast their ballots. Voting starts at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 18, and closes at 10 p.m. It resumes at 7 a.m. April 19 and ends at 2 p.m. when the count be- Rins. Results Known Soon Preliminary results should . be known late on Apr;l 19 and by April 21 definitive returns will be in. Tlie ballots will be cast for a new parliament. Some 574 members of the lower house or Assembly will be chosen and 237 Senators wilt be elected to serve with 114 Senators -already selected on an honorary basis. The Senators already picked in- cluric 31 Communists. 14 pro-Communists and 69 anti-Communlst.s. ihe political complexion of the new parliament will determine whether naly maintains her present non-Communist moderate government, picks a communist popular front or gets a coalition of Communists and non-Communists. Such Wounded Marine's Bag finds Its Way Home PlTTSBUncm (UP) How » sca- b.ig found ll.i wny back lo nil ox- Marlue private, Jimmy McFnrrcn, as all , ihe mystery ot n "who- uull." Jimmy last saw the'bag resting a foxhole on southern Okinawa lore than two years ago when lie us wounded In action. ,1Vo years and five monllis later lie batlered bug arrived to 1'ltU- urBh complete vvilH the lellcrs, car and clothing. There wus no xplanallon ot who hnd forwarded he bag from Okinawa to pltlt- iiii'gh. Two C-54 Army transport, planes lie amon B wreckage of more (linn 20" plnncs which were clc's'troyc"when * Hash lornnrto hit. Tinker Field .u Oklnhomn City, bainngc Is estimate.! at 15 million dollars. (NKA Telcpholo.) Love/orn Camel Spurns Courtship by Biting DALLAS. Tex. I OP;-A one-sided love affair Is goinc on at Ihe arcrnsls, believed lo be of iicpligl- blc ftrcniUh and eighth the Unionists whose strcMglh is Mnnll. About 80 per cent or h? Italian ]iress Is anti-Communi.sr. The cov- eriimcnt has a police and military force of about 480,000 men to xiiar- nnlce peaceful elections. The Communist.-; have about 2-10.COO armed partisans. Marsalis Park /oo In Dallas. It could be a reciprocal proposition If unly Finikin, the lonesome dromedary, would quit bilinst Ills lady fair oil Ihe nose. For nine years, Punkin lived a life of solitary discontent, staring buck nt the hundred/; who rtally gawk at him in his pen. The people of Dallas, especially those who spend- their Sunday afternoons walking In the zoo, finally took pity on the camel. Josephine, a three and one-hnlf- year-old member of the opposite sex. was turned Into his pen. She gave him the cold shoulder, how- cver. ami kept her distance nriei i Punkin look several love nips at ' her IIOM-. The zoo supcrlnlcmtcul. Walton Carllon, explained, however, lhal love should blossom In (lit sprint' Do False Teeth Rock, Slide or Slip? l-'ASTEETH. in hniirnvnl |)ovvilrr lo • '^ fprmklctt on upper or lower pltu™ I!OHI» Inlsi- tMtli more llrinly 111 place l>o nol slldr. jillii or rock. No K"inmy Koooy, piuly i M t r nr i rr llni:. PAS TEK-ril Is alVillnr (nnn-nc!ill Ixifs no sonr. 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