The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1948 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 2, 1948
Page 12
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PACT TWfcLVl BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURJEA NEWi Eledior Violence^ Increases in Italy foftfc to V 5 * Or Greenland Bases in Force OM Red Labor Union , Lmmtor Killed, Two Woemded in Ambuth ' ',- ' Btr J. MWM* Mamy (IMtoi Pm§ Staff C*rrwpon4»Bt) ROME; April *. (OP)—Pre-elec- *eo Tioknce was stepped up to » »MW pitch today. On* leftwlnf labor union leader Was alaln and two others wounded acrioualy less than 24 hours after Communist leaden had threatened a nationwide strike because of a wa»e of'assassinations of Communist union officials. Th« slaying of Calogerl CangUk- «^-. JO-yearrold tecretary of the fcftwia« Agricultural Worker* Union In a midnight machine gun ambush near Trapani in Sicily was the 12th killing attributed to tensions Arising from the national •lection* April !«. He was the 36th Communist-leader slain In Sicily. In two years. .QacgUaost and two cither union «ttk:tals, Vlto df Salvo and vin- ce'nao Llotta were killed outsMe the snail village of Camporeale on Sicily's Western tip. Both survivors ,w«re critically wounded and underwent emergency operations at Pal- .erno Hospital this morning. Keds Bold Conference Only yesterday, Communists held a conference In Palermo to discuss the killings of labor leaders and ordered their adherents In the confederation of labor to stage a one- hour national stoppage April 8 unless : the mysterious disappearance of piacldo Rizzoto was solved. Rlz- wto is believed to have been killed and the confederation poeted 500.- Oto lire for information as to his Whereabouts or his "assassins." .; Communists immediately made vehement protests to the government about the new slaying—sixth this month and the fifth major election outbreak In the past five <Jayi. Officials:of th« Ministry of Interior disclosed, meanwhile, that 40 Communists and other leftists were 'arrested yesterday In the continuing search for arms hidden in and around Rome. '": Small arms and munitions were •aid to have been found, mostly hidden in caves, In the towns of Fras- «atl, Monteporzlo, Colonna, Anzto, Iwinuvio, Csrpineto and Tor Maran- cio. FRIDAY, APRIL t, 1948 Party Fusion Is Opposed by Congressmen ' WASHINGTON, April 2. (UP)— Democrats anrt Republicans In Con- grew gave the cold shoulder yes- terdayto a'proposal that both parties nominate Gen. Dwlght D. Ei- aenhower for president The proposal was made by R«p Thomas G. Abernethy, D., Miss., Who said he was confident that XUenhower would serve under those conditions. House Republican leader Charles A-SHalleck of Indiana said, however, the OOP will nominate a Republican Congress fn the accomplishment of our sound, forward-looking program for peace, happiness, prosperity .and national security." Rep. Albert Gore, of Tennessee, mn influential Democrat, said that the t»o party system has proved to be -'one of the bulwarks of our way of life." "I am unalterably opposed," he said, "to a fusion of the two parties or to abolition of either the Democratic or Republican party." Fewer Hew Concerns Chartered by State LTTTIi ROCK, Ark., April 2 — fDP)—A sharp drop In the number of firms filing articles of Incorporation in March and for the first three months of 3948 was reported today by Secretary of State c. G Hall. Becords revealed that 48 domestic said seven foreign firms filed in March, a drop of 28 from the total flJed in the same month last year. A total of 184 firms had filed to date this year, 23 less than the 217 the same period last year. WASHINGTON, April I. (UP)— United States rights to strategic bases In Greenland are in full force for use In any passible emergency, government official* «ald yetter- day. These officials said an American-Danish agreement signed In 1941 has not been modified by 10 months of negotiations toward a new peacetime accord. The wartime pact granted the united states per> mission to build, operate and maintain military Installation* In Greenland. 'Little progress has been made In the on-again-off-agaln talks between the two governments on the new agreement requested by Denmark last May 27. The negotiations were reported to have slowed down In view of the present world situation No new U. S. bases are under construction In Greenland. But t»e wartime installations figure prominently In this government's defense planning. During WorM War n, American forces in Greenland reached a peak strength of 10,000 men. Present forces were said to be very small. They operate a handful of weather stations, a Navy refueling station at Groendahl, and a glacier-bounded emergency air strip known as "BW-1." Some bases have been closed. Radio Moscow for more than a year has kepi up a heavy tirade against continuing U. S. control of the Greenland buses. Recent official reports show that a handful of Communists In the Danish parliament are keeping up the cry. Lawmaker Sees Threat in Soviet Railroad Action WASHINGTON, April 2. (UP)— Rep. Halt Boggs, D,, La., yesterday told the House that the Russian nctlon in cutting rail traffic from Berlin constitutes "a most serious thrent to the peace of the world." In a brief speech, he displayed to House members a newspaper with big headlines on the Ruffian action. Boggs said the Russian action Is "a serious challenge to Congress to Immediately enact selective service legislation to bring our armed forces up to their authorised strength without delay." Women's Club Cancels Speakers'. Appearance Due to Differing Views MEMPHIS. Tenn., April 2. (UP) — A group of socially prominent women yesterday confirmed the eleventh hour removal of Dr. William l«roy Stldger, New England clergyman, as speaker at their club meeting Inst night because they dlffy- eri with the author's opinion on International issues. Mrs. Adele Orglll, president of the "Tuesday study club" said that Stidgor was paid the J100 fee but that another speaker was substituted. Club members said 111 y had heard Stidger lecture earlier this week quoting htm as saying "we are not in danger of anything outside this country, but what we do ourselves." They also disapproved of Stlrtger ciuotinB "approvingly from ti speech by Henry Wallace" in which Stidger was quoted as' saying "it was not Russiti that dropped the Iron curtain, but it was dropped by Washington." Mrs. A. Van Court PrUchartt, program chairman, and her husband said they had heard Sticiger's earlier lectures nnd they snld Mrs. Orglll wns right in cancelling Stld- ger's appearance as a speaker. 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