The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1948 · Page 2
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PAUB TWO JLVTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi TUKSDAY, MARCH 30, 194 "" Gromyko Grows More Talkative- Taciturn Russian UN Deleaott Gives Out News and Quips By W. G. Landrey (United Press Staff Correspondent) LAKE SUCCESS. N. Y. r March 30. '(UP)—A reporter, seeking to learn Russia's position on an Important Usue before the United Nations, asked Andrei Gromyko the other day what lie called "the $84 question." The Sovlpt deputy foreign mlnls- - ter thought a moment, then replied: ••I lose $64." - . The news behind Gromyko's vise- crack Is the big change that has taken place in Gromyko's relations with the United Nations press corps since ho' first began speaking for Moscow.-at Ijake Success two years ago. Qromyko, the youngest of the major Russian diplomats, has changed in two yesrs from a walking enigma to a willing and often humorous Soviet press spokesman. Gromyko's automatic shrug anr curt "No comment" have been replaced by wry jokes, Slavic proverbs and—with increasing frequen- cy—fi'dnk statements of where he stands on matters under consideration In the Security Council, the Atomic Energy Commission or some other UN agency. Other major delegates -to the UN' leave' iho handling of news to tbeir press' agents. Britain. France and China 'employ one press representative; apiece at UN. The United States'delegation maintains three. ! However, Qromyko has assumed I the duties ol press officer for the Soviet delegation'. All Soviet coin- j ment comes from him. On the' oc- • caslons when lie comes to a UN J meeting with advance copies—in I English—of a policy speech, his { aides release them (o the press only Crossing Up MacArthur MacArthur Park, in downtown IMS Angeles, was converted into n mock cemetery by vandals, protesting the possible presidential candidacy of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The sign was repainted to read "Truman-MacArthur Cemetery," and 70 wooden crosses were stuck in the park's lawn. X 11-Year-Old Arab Youngster Drives A Hard Bargain in Selling Munitions ' By Ijfo Turner (United, Press Staff Corrmpondenl) JERUSALEM, Mar. 30. <UP)— Abeld Kadek, an 11-year-old Arab, sat In a sidewalic stall 100 yards from the church of the Holy Spul- chre yesterday selling pistols, tom- my guns and daggers. He drives a hard bargain. Abetd wore a red shirt and khaki on signal from Gromyko himself. , For the first time, he recently granted an interview to a UN cor- i^cspondcnt and permitted himscl] " be .quoted directly at length. Up that time, lie had granted scv- jral tnteiviews of "a type employed often by the. American delcgatlor -Mh* rt ' background" type in which iws expressed may not be .ed directly to the inlcr- Mewee. ^^-Correspondents contrast Gromy- io's present policy with his attitude toward correspondents In the UN's early days. >. Thejmost exercised words in his ^ubsflntial Fnglish vocabulary then 'vefe. "no comment" and "I have nothing to say." -^As to Rrssla's next move In cruci&l Security Council case, the grocery clerk In Kansas City had as much chance of finding out as A UN co-respondent -f If Gromyko had a sense of hu- JO»of* he guto4M-tt like an atomic iftret'"'-.it*'* r*^IL ' *"The'Softet'*delefntes growing recourse to banter and humor hn.i become a favorite topic in the UN rjrp«s room His quips have been unofficially titled '"groins." Reporters usually can produce half a dozen from their mental files. '- When the record^snowfall of last December almost isolated UN headquarters, Gromyko was asked how he, as a Russian, felt about the weather: "I am thankful," lie said with a smile, "that no one has blamed it on the^Soviet Union—yet.' 1 '-. A few weeks Inter, someone asked him about rumors that he would be . |rinsferred to a new post by the .Kremlin. U; "The rumors have not yet pene- >fr-jited to me," he replied. '.X TTo the public Gromyko main- tBpis a reputation as "the strong : sa\ent type." The attention he wins O-Tj-at a distance—from'the youthfu •- feminine element among the vtsi- i; Mrs to UN has won him the title rvjit "bobbysoxer's delight." V'^Lalely Gromj-ko lias taken to fearing dark glasses to Security I shorts, with .45 caliber colt revolver strapped about his waist. He allows customers to examine his wares freely but carefully removes the bullets from his euns before handing them over for Inspection. The tray In front of Abeid was piled high with U. S Army surplus hand grenades. He asked 200 Plns- ters ($10) for them but comes down to $1 when yoii tell him yon are an American and know how much they cost. A Tommy Gun costs $140, a rifle $80. A clip of five rifle cartridges is 40 cents. Pistol bullets are four cents each. Abeid will let you examine his personal gun but he refused to talk about selling It. "Tills Is lor my own use when I need It," he said. Almost every Arnb has a gun le can get.to quickly. You nsk axlcab driver how much i'he want? ,o drive yon to a blazing, battle 10 lilies south of Jerusalem where Arabs have cornered a Jewish con- I'oy. He says to get In. He whizzes by Ills home to pick up tils tommy gun and gives you a free lift to :he scene of the battle where he joins the lighting. He Isn't, around when you want to go buck, so you hitch a ride in an ambulance. Palestine Is a smnll country about the size of New Hampshire. You cover this war by taxicab and telephone. When firing starts In any part of the city yon can hear it from the British security zone. Yon soon lenrn to Identify the participants. Between bursts of gunfire, life goes on tn Jerusalem as though nothing is happening. The Sunday morning Palestine Post carried three-fourths of a column on the fighting In the city. They used a column and a half to report the Intra-clty tioop and football games. You walk freely about the streets, stopping only at zone entrances to show your credentials. You frequently walk five blocks to get two because of barbed wire entanglements through the streets. When firing starts yon duck for Baldwin Predicts Third Party On All State Ballots NEW YORK. Mar. 30. (UP) — Henry A. Wallace's third party ticket will be on the ballot of vir- .ually every state In the union for the Presidential election Nov. 2, na- : tlonal headquarters of the movement predicted hero yesterday. C. B. Baldwin, campaign manager for the Wallace forces, said voters in all but "two or three sta|;s" would have a chance in the general election to vote for Wallace for President and Sen. Glen H. Taylor, D.. Ida., for vice president. The exceptions probably will include Florida and Ohio, it was said. National headquarters of the movement said Florida requires that 25.000 voters change their registration before a -third party would be recognized—and admitted that would be a difficult achtev»- ment in such a solidly Democratic Southern state. Ohio also requires 25,000 signatures to a petition of candidacy, a spokesman said, but the difficulty there, lie added, was not so much in obtaining signatures as in "an Interpretation ,of the law and legal complications' 1 we"irifiy-' npl' be Clark Warns Of Increase In U.S. Crime MIAMI, Fla., Mar. 30. (UP-)—Attorney General Tom C. Clark said yesterday that public Indifference and postwar conditions resulted iti the greatest crime wave In U. S. history anrlng 1947 and "warned that the same Indifference leaves the country open to the infiltration of totalitarianism. Addressing the Dade County Bar Association, Clark said the closes! ally of totalitarianism is "complacent .Americanism," the same fault which permits peacetime criminal elements to seize control of law enforcement and politics in many communities. "A nation's Internal security can be determined in many ways,' Clark said. "In time of war b] treason, sabotage, undermining tin (he morale of Its armed forces, refusal of military duty and by espionage. "In time of peace our securit; can be and Is undermined by the goons and racketeers of criminal Ity." He said the records of the Department of Justice show a 13.7 Increase in arrest records over 1910. The rise in crime Is especially dangerous to Miami, he said, because it has "become the magnet for America's underworld.' - ,, ,, I "You have- improved somewhat able to overcome.' / . I in Dade County', perhaps because Actually, the siwkcsman said, the O f the coming election," he said. Wallace-Taylor forces will not know until Oct. 17 Just how many states will permit the ticket on their ballots and voting machines. That Is the final date In at least two states—Mississippi nnd Ten- lessee—for filing petitions of can- lldocy. Council meetings—a habit common I covcr - You splash through pools of l;-i,imong council members because of I water ln lhe 811tter without trying |¥--the brilliance of newsreel spotllghU 1 Rvo tncn1 - He who hesitates | : }.*hlch continually flash on and ofl ls shot ' V- - flurinc debate. Mailing of Poisoned pandy Invest/gated iAffer Two Become /// Westmoreland. Kan., is 200 miles east of Moreland, Kan. ports that one person involved was hospitalized after eating the candy Richlnnd County Sheriff T. Alex Hcise said the candy was malice from Columbia March 25. After one person was carried to a hospital in serious condition Heise said, the other recipient o candy In a similar box. had the gift 4-"u- ' "•••"•••"•« ""•? "i-ie analyzed. 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