The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 2, 1953
Page 7
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TmmsnAr, .APRTT, z, BLYTHEVTT.LE (ARK.) COT'nfRR NEWS PAGE SEVEN Russia's Peace Offensive Points To Change in Cold War Tactics By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTO N IA — Russia's snowballing pence offensive piled up evidence today that the Kremlin has reversed its cold war tactics in a bold plan to stall the West's defense buildup and crumble the anti-Soviet world's unity. Responsible officials and Western diplomats here increasingly voice the belief that this is a major Soviet aim. They see the situation creating a critical problem of leadership for the Eisenhower administration, which must be ready to join in negotiating settlements with Moscow while maintaining the military power that enables it to negotiate from, strength. At the same time, some author- I Ities suggest the situation is an j opportunity for the American and [ Allied governments to create a stability which the Soviets may not hereafter be able to upset. This view is based on the theory that if the Kremlin loses its postwar momentum of aggressive expansion for a substantial time, it may not be able to get moving again. In the face of the high-speed Soviet maneuvers of the past weeks, the administration is confronted with the need constantly to sound out and reassess the immediate purpose of specific proposals as well as over-all intentions. Test for Bohlen Assisting in this task evidently will be the primary test of Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen, President Eisenhower's new envoy to Moscow. Eisenhower scheduled a farewell conference with Bohlen today, presumably to give him final instructions. Bohlen is due to leave New York Friday and, with stops in Western j Europe, to arrive at his post by i April 10. It is expected that short- j ly thereafter he will call on Foreign Minister Molotov and confer with Malenkov. Russia's latest maneuver was to submit to the United' Nations yesterday new disarmament proposals which appeared somewhat similar to Western proposals denounced by the Soviets previously. Among other things, they indicated willingness to engage in a balanced reduction of armed forces instead of demanding a percentage cut which would leave Russia with an overbalance of forces as compared w'Mi the West. This move, coming on top of proposals toward ending the Korean War and other cold war issues, afforded one more piece of evi- Meanwhile, officials concerned with possible Soviet motives say two evident purposes stand out: » 1, The Malenkov government can see that Communist use or threats of force since World War Ti have built up enormous counterforce in the U. S. and Allied countries. To reverse this process, their new tactic is to switch over to eas/ng tensions. 2, The Malenkov government, being new and having no substitute for the prestige and personality of the late Joseph Stalin, needs to consolidate its political position within the Soviet empire and hopes to advance this process by creating an atmosphere more peaceful than that which it inherited. There may be other motivations equally valid. Russian military leaders may consider that the Korean War costs them more in military materiel than it is worth, for example. Or Communist China may be anxious to get that con- M,""^" Mrs." Walker" Webb fllct over with. Whatever the causes, U. S. officials so far are convinced thai while Moscow has changed its tactics it has not given up its cul- timate aim of Communist world domination. HOLLAND NEWS By Mrs. Ed Hampton, Jr. Women's Club Meets Mrs. Carl Reid entertained the dence that the Kremlin is acting fu 1 cor ding to a careful master plan vci'.h several possible objectives. U. S. officials are still awaiting proof in positive action that Soviet leaders are willing to make gnud on their words. Ending the Korean War on terms acceptable on the U. N. may be the acid test. Federated Women's Club Wednesday night for the first time in her newly-constructed home east of here. Her home was decorated with clusters of dainty blooms in each room. A large crystal bowl filled with snowy white lillies gave nn Easter touch and this theme was apparent with bunnies and Easter egfis decorating the table. She served spiced cake and Russian tea. Mrs. Mary Alice Workman had charge of the program for the evening and her talk was on Cinerama ami three Dimensional Movies. .Mrs. C. D. Wright of Lilbourn and Mrs. Lelia Via of Oak Ridge vicinity were guests of the club. Juniors Hold Dance A novel "socle dance" was the Junior students' idea for raising funds to entertain the Senior class next month at a formal banquet. Sammy Workman and Violet Jones each won a pair of argyle sox. A farce was enacted by Joe Byron Holly and Kenneth Collins. Refreshments of lemonade, cookies and fudge followed dancing to records. Several out of town guests from Warden were guests at the dance. PTA To Install Installation ceremonies for new Parent-Teachers Association officers will be held Tuesday when the Holland PTA will celebrate its first birthday. These officers are president, Mrs. Ancel Webb: vice president, Mrs. Willie Pritchard; second vice president, Mrs. V. M. Jones: treasurer, Clarence Utley; secretary, Dolan Rogers; parliamentarian, T. R. Wilkins: historian, Mrs. Ed Hampton. Jr. The new drapery back drops of the stage have been completed and hung representing the results of one of the major projects of PTA during the past several months. An investiture service will be a part of the afternoon's program on j days' treatment at the Hayti this date when the Intermediate ' orinl Hospital. She has been ill and Brownie Girl Scout troops will receive their a\vard pins for meeting the initial requirements in these Scout degrees. Scout councilor, M,iss Ilena Aslin, of Sikeston will be present on this occasion to present the pins. Seniors on Tour This week seventeen seniors are enjoying a six-day tour of the South, along with the class of Braggadocio Seniors, who together chartered a bus for sight seeing. In Mississippi they will visit in Jackson, Vicksburg and Biloxi for points of historic significance and a tour through Pensacola. Fla., and New Orleans-will complete the class trip. They will return Thursday. Personals After a visit with her sister, Mrs. Leila Mae Samford, in Chicago Mrs. O. B. Samford came home last week. Visiting with Mrs. Samford in Chi- cage was her mother, Mrs. Prank Brooks, of Athens, Ala. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Rutledge of Ridgely. Tenn., visited her sister. Mrs.' Nannie Porter, and son, Culton Porter, Sunday The Rev. T. S. Houston, pastor of the Holland Baptist Church, is ill at his home with virus pneumonia. He is improving. Little Christiana Utley of Portageville is with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Harris, to complete the school term while her mother, Mrs. Dorothy Harris, is employed in St Louis. Also in the Harris home during the past week end were Pat Harris of Paducah, Ky., and Bennie Joe Harris, elementary school principal of Portageville. In St. Louis over the week end, Mr. and Mrs. Voris Workman anrt son. Sammy, visited Mr. and Mrs. Randall Workman. Patty Sue Wllferd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mose Wllferd. is home convalescing after an appendectomy last week at Presnell Hospital In Kennett. ' Mrs. Iva Samford has been removed to her home after a few Mem- dur- Ing the winter at the home of her son, Claude Samford. Following: a vacation visit here with relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crawford left Saturday for their home In Flint, Mich. While here they were guests of Mrs. Crawford's mother, Mrs. Mollie Booker, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cain of near Hayti, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Booker and family. and relatives of Mr. Crawford's at Gosnell, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Abney and Betty Abney of Detroit, formerly of Holland, are here for a short time visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ettoy Goggans. and also relatives in Rector Ark. Out'of .town for the. week-end: and daughters,' Nancy and Donna Sue, were in Mountain View, Ark., visiting relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Asfor Dearien and Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Moody and family. Mrs. Glen Teague of Blytheville accompanied her sister, Mrs. Max- Parker, to Greenwood. Miss., Tuesday where they spent three days with their mother, Mrs. W.- L. O'Neal, who has been ill, and another sister, Mrs. W. K. Ingram. Dr. E. L. Taylor and daughters' of Hayti have left for a fortnight vacation in Mexico. Dr. Taylor maintains an office in Holland. Service News: Samuel Reeves. a/3c, arrived Sunday night from Camp Belvoir, Va., near Washington, D. C., for fourteen. days with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hicks. He will return to Camp Stonemim. Calif., an embarkation port, prior to overseas commitment. Jim Reed Hicks of the U. ,S. Navy is home spending a two weeks' furlough with his mother. Mrs. Celestie Hicks, en route to San Diego. Calif. Thomas Franklin Martin, grand- I son of Mr. and Mrs. George Martin, | is here on a fifteen day leave from I n usm( ™ Camp Chaffee, Ark, before encamp- j sund v we t> ment in southwestern Virginia. ' ' ' Mr. and Mrs. Lester Davis have gone to .Niles, Mich., where their daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dodson GRIT YOUR TEETH AND HANG OX — A Columbian soldier, wounded in the fighting for Old Baldy on the Central Korean Iront,, grits his teeth and hangs on as n medic works on hi.s injured leg at a forward aid station. Another woundt'd UN soldier sits beside him awaiting attention. f.AI' Wvjilmto) jured March 20th The injury oc-1 curred when his firearm backfired. injuring (lie right upper leg. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Wilkins were in Jonesboro on matters , of In their home Wilkin's sister, Mrs. Robert Lancless. and three children of Campbell, Mo. Mrs. A. J. Kifer Is here with Mi-, and Mrs. Theadore Kifer, and Mr. n serious condition in a hospital ,7 , „ !, r ' ne .. e iiuauiiai! an( | Mrs> Jln) Horrid for several days Spiritual Diary For Lent Say not thou, what is (lie cause that the former days were better than (hesc? for tluiu does not inquire u'isely com-crninf,' them. —Krclesiastps 7:11). Life is not as idle ore, But iron dug from Central gloom; And heated hot With burning fears And plunged in baths Of hissing tears And battered with The shocks of doom, To shape and use. —Alfred Tennyson Wouldst thou love Hie? Then do not squander lime, for that is the stuff life is made of. —Benjamin Franklin Today's Mcs s afre To some folk, life has lost Its zest. It seems no longer to have light and color and interest. It ceases to be attractive, and becomes mundane. Frustration results, followed frequenlly by some i hopeless escape method. All to no avail. Where lies the fault? Many people today find life uninteresting because they have tak- i en life too casually. The stress, ' ,.,„,, ,,„,.. , strain, and frustration in a mill- NEW YORK (/!•)-rhere are be-[ utude of livcs is due to I)m . ppse . ~O. L. MARKLE Chaplain. U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn. Today's Pruyer Eternal God, source of all life and strength of all courageous men, encourage us to keep Thee at the center of our universe, so that we may always know where we are In relation to Thee. Amen. (From "The Spiritual Diary." published by A\isiin-Phelps, Inc. Copyright 1951 by Rennic Caroline Hall, editor. Distributed by NEA Service.) there. Week-end twecn 200,000 and 250,000 blind per- I less living. They drift from day to j sons in the United States, accord-| d»y without any real aim, goal or ' ing to I'stimittes by the American Foundation for the Blind. California where i More than 50 per cent of- purpose. What one needs is guidance and j direction, which comes to every- the | one whose life is linked with God. Monday, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lester &£"• Sds'bUrf h^T" i POi " tS ° Ut """ "" nuvbcr of blind | demands o.'.r best. Then, whatever ceived an official annom,™r,pnt. . u , e amo "S "lends oetoie net do- persons is steadily increasing due we rtn hprrnnn? imnnrtnni „,,* parture. . . •eceived an official announcement that their son. Cpl. Sammy Lester, who is in the First Marine Corps Division serving in Korea, was in-' Read Courier News Classified Ads persons is steadily increasing due | to the survival of premature infants j who develop blindness shortly after we do becomes important, and I therefore attractive, colorful and i meaningful. [ Life is without zest without God. Clever Job of Wptsney's PETER m Weather.Bird Sr,oe(.. the few- orit* of young- everywhere! S« ur complete selection of dreii and cttool SHOE SERVICE REPAIRING - CLEANING DYEING 421 \V. Main Phone 3549 ...your EASTER HAT and BAG! You're sure to find the hat and bag you're looking for in our > tremendous stock of lovely hats and bags for Easter. Come in the Darling Shop today! Easter : HATS 1-99 to 5'" Easter BAGS • Choice, Heaviest Grade • Beautify! Patterns • Nationally Advertised • Now Drastically Wie Quantities Last (This Price Equals 1.05 per Running Foot on 12-Ft. Widths) Wonderful Buys! Many to Choose from! Phone 4409 FURNITURE Blythevilie

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