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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1955 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVB Communism Making Calculated Gamble in Troubled Middle East EDITOR'S NOTE: What IK happening In the Middle East? Is international communism about to score a major victory there? William L. Ryan, familliir with the urea and with the current Communist objectives, pictures the .situation as a threat to the West's Ions Hue of defenses — and a Soviet gamble. This Is the first of three articles. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst Communism, flushed with recent successes, is making a calculated gamble in the Middle East. The signs point to this conclusion: Moscow Is gambling that short or touching off World War ITI it can mark the United States permanently with the stigma of colonialism — and therefore nail down a formidable bridgehead in the Arab and Moslem world. The policy has element of black- mall. The Soviet Union demonstrates it can, at will, raise cnln In the Arab East. It makes no bones about the goal: To shatter Western defense alignments. Some nations, hoping that would be the full price, may be panicked into deserting the cause of anti-Communist unity. The Soviet Union perhaps can head off chaos for the time being. But Moscow has given much ground for suspicion that in her eyes the alternative to chaos and war Is simple: Let world commu- 'nism extend its sway without putting up any unified resistance. Storm Clouds Gather Storm clouds are gathering over a vast, parched slice of this uneasy world. Even with the most energetic of Western countermeas ures, the prospect seems at best to be crisis after crisis; at worst an explosion which could lead ultimately to the big war nobody wants. This is the other side of the "Spirit of Geneva" coin. Soviet policy now plainly attempts to exploit tensions across 3,000 miles of Asia and Africa, all the way from Pakistan's borders to French North Africa. Here, in effect, is the sort ol ultimatum expressed by Moscow radio recently: "Only a cessation of the policy of setting up military blocs, a cessation of interference in internal affairs of the states of the Near and Middle East, and respect for their right to decide their own affairs independently, including questions of their security, can put an end to the tension in that area and secure a calm and stable peace for its peoples." In plain language, this means that only a breakup of the Baghdad Pact, linking Nato to Eastern outposts of the anti-Communist, defense line in Pakistan, can offer hope that the Middle East will avoid a dangerous, chain-reaction war. Has Taken Root The Soviet Union long ago began its drive to smear the United States as the leading colonial villain. The drive has taken root. It is echoed daily and violently in the Arab world. It was boosted at the Asian-African conference in Indonesia. The campaign took advantage of a chink in American armor. While attempting to demonstrate that the United States was neither colonialist nor imperialist, American leaders were forced by circumstances in many cases to support colonial powers. Even in the balmy air of the Geneva spirit, 'he Russians continue to depict "the colonizing approach' of the Western powers to the Arab countries." While Western attention is focused on the immediate danger of an Arab-Israeli war, Soviet activity is farflung. Afghanistan swarms with Soviet technicians. Communist bloc arms are being offered that country as well as Egypt. Afghanistan- is engaged in a bitter quarrel with Pakistan. Syria, where the extreme left is growing in strength, is reported entertaining Soviet overtures for an arms deal. New Russian Pact Saudi Arabia has confirmed a Russian arms ofier. The Yemen has concluded negotiations for a new pact with the U.S.S.R. Egypt, building her offensive power, seems eager to start a band wagon movement among Arab nations to follow suit. Here is straw in the wind: The official Cairo.radio reported Oct. 27 that the Soviet military attaches met with Lebanon's defense minister and chief of staff and proposed to supply arms under "very satisfactory terms.", The broadcast quoted a "responsible source" that the proposal was welcomed by Lebanon. In Beirut all Lebanese sources deny the arms • offer and describe the attaches' visits as courtesy calls. Lebanon has important trade connections with the West and it is unlikely such an offer would be accepted at this moment. But if the other Arab states accept such arms, Lebanon might be pressured into going along. Communist activity in the Arab world is not confined to the Middle East area. Cominiorm .propaganda and Red help try to keep in ferment the situation across the Arab GASSED UP FOR CONVENIENCE—It's strange to see Mrs. Rubin Cornelius cooking outdoors with gas. For she lives on isolated farm land outside-Memphis, Tenn. Her husband, while digging for a well, struck gas instead of water, so he attached a rubber hose to the stove and tapped the natural gas supply. They live in a beached houseboat on Mud Island, a narrow strip of fertile and jungle-like land between the Mississippi and WoU rivers. Maghrib—the North African coastal countries. This tends to aggravate any divisive tendencies among the non-Communist nations. The intense Soviet-Communist activity throughout the whole area is explained, at least in part, by Iran's recent adherence to the Turkish-Iraqi (Baghdad) pact, closing the gap in the anti-Communist line. But the Soviet drive had its beginnings long before that. Present indications are that Moscow' is anxious to keep the situation from getting beyond a point where it might blow up in the Soviet leaders' faces. The U.S.S.R. remains unready for a big • war, although its leaders see much to be gained by political and economic offensives short of a shooting conflict. Diplomatic observers say the Moscow campaign to stir up tension in the Middle East has been deliberate and well planned. The big question remains: Can a war in the Middle East, in to- MoreComfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Here Is a pleasant way to overcome loose plate discomfort. FASTEETH. an improved powder, sprinkled on upper and lower plntcs holds them firmer so that they feel more com- fortnble. No gummy, Rooey. pasty taste or feeling. It's nlknllnc (non- BddK Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). Get FAS- TEETH today at any drug counter. SAVE U P TO $ 35 00 Queen Anne Modern Console Here's an opportunity to buy a SINGER* CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE at a worthwhile saving ' Some of these machines are brand new—some having been used as demonstrators or floor models. Many of these machines have neoer been out of our hands and carry our new machine warranty! BUT HURRYI Stock in cabinet styles and wood finishei vary. Some one or two of a kind. Liberal Trade-in allowance. 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Present for the party were Mr. and Mrs. James Feits, leaders of the Young People's Department, Miss Doris Hampton, Linda Sue Edwards, Barbara Holsclaw, Wayne Shedd, Ronnie Horner, Allen Thomas, Nancy Holt, Billy McCain, Nancy White, and Donnie Galyean. .Mr. and Mrs. Dub Blackwood were honored with a miscellaneous shower and pounding in the dining area of First Baptist church Wednesday night following prayer meeting. Mr. and Mrs. Blackw.ood, whose home, furniture, and clothing were destroyed by fire Sunday while they were away from home, were presented with many gifts and food items by William Edwards. After the gifts were opened, cake, coffee, and cold drinks, furnished by the Women's Missionary Society, were served to the many friends present. Mrs. Annie D. Morris went to Memphis Thursday to spend a few days with her daughter and family-, Mrs. J. T. RandelL Mrs. Bertha Arnold, Mrs. G. L.. Chapman and children, visited Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Duggar in Caruthersville recently. Family and friends helped celebrate the 80th birthday of E. B. Bdurland Sunday In Lost Cane Community, The dinner was given by his seven children, 29 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. Blackwater Home Demonstration club met at the home of Mrs. Leonard Phillips Tuesday night with several members and one visitor attending. Mrs. Clyde Jolliff had the eye opener. She showed the group how to make a d&penser for washing powder. Members will continue their weight control program with Mrs. Phillips in charge. Mrs. Raymond Scott led a discussion on refinishing furniture and the possibility of a work shop in the near future. At the social hour the hostess served a salad plate and hot coffee. Mrs. Alonzo Fleeman, Mrs. Clyde Jolliff, and Mrs. Carrol Waddell assisted in serving. The demonstration of the automatic washer and dryer given Thursday and sponsored by the Wesleyan .Service Guild proved to be very successful. The home economics class of the Manila High school attended the Thursday afternoon demonstration. Prizes given at the morning demonstration were an electric iron received by Mrs. Oscar Samples and Mrs. Steiia Denbow and in the afternoon session, Mrs. Guy Rubenstein received an electric iron and Mrs. Harold Spence and Mrs. D. C. Wright gift certificates. Mrs. Junior Davis was honored uith a layette, shower recently at the home of Mrs. Athel Parker. As the gifts were opened, Mrs. Charles Lorts Registered them. Jackie Ray Brooks. She reported that Jackie had been notified of his promotion to Airman 3rd class just before her arrival, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Bixler and children Mark and Pat of Memphis spent the weekend with Mr. IJixler's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Cram, of Manila. Mrs. Leonard Scott and Earl Crouse of Gary, Ind., visited their sister, Mrs. Carroll Waddell, Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Scott were recent visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Issacs in the Lost Cane community. Williams Edwards made a business trip to Memphis Tuesday, accompanied by his daughter, Linda Sue Edwards and Bcnetta Rayder. who visited Miss Roxie Ruth Smith at the Methodist Nurses Home. Mrs. Ressie Stokley returned to her home in St. Louis after .spending two weeks with, relative and friends in Manila. She accompanied Mrs. Jeannine Wright home who is employed in St. Louis and had spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dial Ballard, Mrs. Bnllard went home with her daughter for a few weeks visit. Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Woodruff and, A. W. Smith were in Memphis Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dickley of Tuscumbia, Ala. were recent visitors of Mr. Dickley's uncle and family, Rev. and Mrs. F. M. Sweet, Sr. j Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Horner and | son Larry were guests of Mr. and) Mrs. Stevens Johns recently in Sly- j theville. ] Mrs. Dellal Landcaster of Bly- thevillo was the guesU of Mr§. Pet« BaUard Wednesday evening, Kaleb Smith of Lawrencebuif> Tenn., visited his slter, Mrs. Dora Berry, and Mrs. Ada Carpenter here last week. Mr. and Mrs. Deward Dipson had as their guests recently, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Lyttle and children of Oscftoia. Mrs. Rex Christian and daughters, Janice and Teresa of Kansa* City, Mo., were guests last week of Mrs. Christian's sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. K. S. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs. Max Lange and Mrs, F. M. Sweet, Sr. returned home Friday after spending a tew days with their nephew and family, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Cowan, Jr. of Leeton, Mo. Now an electronic "brain" can "fly" unbuilt airplanes. The brain Will tell engineers in advance whether the aeronautical design ol a new plane is sound. If faulty, the design can be reworked and checked by the brain until the best design has been obtained. Read Courier News Classified Adi. DOCTORS KNOW . this specialized aspirin for children is made to best fIt children's needsl Mrs. B. J. David of West Memphis was a guest Thursday of Mrs. Claude Grain. Mrs. Charley Fleeman returned from Kinsvilie, Texas, where she visited her son, Airman 3rd class For aches, pains, cuts, &ruls«, ft«rat, cjtlds. headaches bites a»d stiKfi, try Bob's Gypsy Rub Liniment ivailahlc at your favorite dnu c«n»t»t C. G. SMITH PRODUCT* CO. Courtesy of The Ne-.v Yon; Hisforical Society, New York City, Robert '.. Stuart Collection Thanksgiving Day will be a happier, more meaningful clay... o J for a "thank-you visit"fo'your churcTi or synagogue I T'S a 51017 we all know and love—the first Pilgrim Thanksgiving. The excitement in their little homes must have been pretty much as it is today—the tantalizing smells of roast turkey and pumpkin pie— the bustle and rush of eager children—it must have been a wonderful day! But before the Pilgrims sat down to their feast they observed the true meaning of Thanksgiving. They all gathered together in their meetinghouse to give thanks for the good they had received, for Survival through a long year of hardship, and to pray for the strength and courage to keep their faith in this strange, new land. This Thanksgiving, why not take your family to your house of worship. A quiet hour of prayer and thanks will make your holiday so much more meaningful. Wherever you are . . . whatever your beliefs may be ... take time to offer your words of thanks. .. just as the Pilgrims did more than 300 years ago. + * * GIVE THEM A FAITH TO LIVE BY... WORSHIP WITH THEM THIS WEEK Contributed to the Religion in American Life Program by Contributed to the Religion in American Life Program by The Courier New*

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