The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 21, 1953 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 21, 1953
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TUESDAY, APRIL 21, l'D53 , BLYTHEVTLLE (AKK.) COUKTER Guatemala: Red Bomb on U.S. Doorstep It's Ripe for Role as Russia's First Satellite in Western Hemisphere EDITOR'S NOTE: Here's' the lirst ot two on-the-spot reports on a tiny but dangerous spot in Latin America, where President Eisenhower's brother is currently stumping our southern neighbors on a fact- finding tour. Correspondent Daniel James, who is managing editor of New Leader magazine, waited until he returned to New York to writs his dispatches to avoid interference. By DANIEL JAMES NEA Special Correspondent NEW YORK — (NBA) — A Red time-bomb is ticking away on America's doorstep, but few Americans know it. The name of the "bomb" is Guatemala, ripe for the role as Russia's first satellite in the hemisphere. Guatemala is small and obscure, but strategic. Separated from us only by Mexico,,it is two hours by plane from the Panama Canal and five from our atomic installations in New tivities. Simultaneously, Guatemala broke away from the Organization of Central American States (ODECA) because Us four other members want to form an anti-Communist front. Although ODECA was to meet in Guatemala May 2, the host government thought nothing of attacking its anticipated guests to olease Guatemalan Communists. The ODECA break, in fact, was inspired by Guatemalan Reds. In Guatemala itself, pro-commu nism and anti-Americanism have assumed even more alarming forms. Led by President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman, a sustained drive against D.S. business is in progrses. Ostensibly aimed at curbing "monopoly a nd "imperialism," and furthering agrarian reforms, the'end result Is likely to be economic chaos and a Mexico. Should Guatemala go Communist, the Soviets would find there three U.S.-built airfields ready for missions to the Canal and AlbU' querque. A Communist Guatemala woulc also work overtime to subvert other Latin American nations. With some already inflamed against "Yanqui imperiolismo." it would not be difficult to create an anti-U.S. bloc in Latin America. In fact, Guatemala, working with Peron's Argentina, is already busy at the Job. The chances of Guatemala's going Red have gteatly increased of late. While Moscow has been hold Ing out an olive branch, its Guatemalan agents have been loading cannon. Only this month, the Communist- influenced Guatemalan. Govern- . ------ .. __ ----------- ______ _„„ „ ment charged before the DN Secur- j Communist or near-Communist dic- 1 tatorshjp. The Communists themselves ity Council that tionist conspiracy "vast interven- against it was being hatched in the United States. Soviet Delegate Andrei Vishinsky happens to be Council chairman for April. Guatemala's government hopes to utilize this timely fact to discredit America before the world, and at the same time to divert attention from its own pro-Red ac- launched the drive in January, when their peasant cells started seizing and pillaging land. In February, not to be outdone, President Arbenz expropriated 234,000 acres of United Fruit Co. property. A month later, he seized the assets of another U.S. company. International Railways of Central America. Unless a miracle happens and United Fruit recovers a sizeable amount of its land, it will have to fold its $50 million Guatemalan operation. This will put its 9424 Guatemalan employes out of work and hit other industries and other workers as a result. Ironically, the expropriation will not benefit the peasants, for the government is unable to supply them with equipment, credit, seed and training to farm the seized land. Arbenz has restored the $65 million International Railway to its owners, but this is a gesture in a cat-and-mouse game whose ultimate object , is nationalization He is still demanding the company pay alleged back taxes totaling $3.500,000. And the railway union is demanding $5 million in wage increases and benefits. IRCA made Tiny nation of Guatemala, Hop mani sits in strategic spot In relation to vita! V. S. installations (bottom map). only $400,000 in 1952. Those demands could bankrupt it and give Arbenz an excuse to take it over. Two other big U.S. companies un. der constant fire are Pan-American World Airways and Empresa Elec- trica, an Electric Bond and Share subsidiary. A 72-day Communist- engineered strike almost chased Pan-Am out of Guatemala in 1950. Congress is simply threatening to cancel the electric company's contract. These facts reflect a Communist influence that is deep and extensive. The basis of that influence is labor. In 1945, the notorious Mexican Communist, Vincente Lonibar- do Tolldano, was invited by then President Juan Jose Arevalo to organize Guatemalan workers. By 1950, Lombardo had assembled them all in one big federation, known today as the General Confederation of Labor (CGTG), and turned it over to a Guatemalan henchman, Victor Manuel Gutierrez. Secretary General of CGTG, Gutierrez is also a member of Congress and co-leader of the Communist party. With 30,000 organized workers in his grasp, Gutierrez can, and has crippled many a business enter prise, including domestic ones. Lately, the Communists hav been concentrating upon the mon Important, peasants. Of 900,000 pea Bant family heads, 150,000 are or ganized in the national Confereda tion of Peasants (CNC). Its leade: is a fellow traveler, Leonardo Cas tillo Florcs.* A firm hand is kept on Flora through local peasant committee: throughout the country which sr< usually under Communist leadership. These groups sparked the land expropriations, and, as in China will form the peasant legions at the head of which communism hopes to march into power. (Tomorrow: Fact-finding in Guatemala.) Pointed Arrest Is Ignored STERLING, 111. (AV-A Sterling citizen, in exercising his right to arrest a wrong-doer, so frightened the offender that the latter fled, leaving his automobile behind. The Sterling man, driving his pickup truck, was almost struck an out-of-town motorist who ignored a stop sign. Both vehicles stopped. The truck driver confronted the motorist with, "You're under arrest." To back up his statement the truck driver pulled knife. The offender leaped from his car and fled. The Sterling driver took the keys from the other auto and lodged a complaint with police. When the out-of-town offender inquired of police about his car the complaint was served. He paid a fine for failure to yield the right-of-way. No charge was filed for "the pointed method of arrest. WARNING ORDER In the Chancery Court, Chickasawba District, Mississippi County, Arkansas. Anna Margret Toliver. Ptf. vs. No. 12,381 Ike Toliver, Dft. The defendant, Ike Toliver, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Anna Mareret Toliver. * Dated this 13th day of April, 1953. Geralfllne Listen, Clerk BV Laverne Ball, D. C. Elbert S. Johnson, abty. for ptf. Todd Harrison, atty ad litem. 4114-21-28-515 ROME'S MADONNA—After rive years of work, sculptor Arrigo Minerbi has finished the 40-foot-hiKh stalue of the Madonna which stands overlooking Rome on Monte Mario, The five-ton bronze replica ot Rome's patron saint is seen from any part of the city. Final Loan <?) Date: April 30 April 30 Is the final any for placing 1952 cotton In tlie government loan, C. P. Ford, chairman of the county Production Marketing Association committee, reminded farmers yesterday. Notes and loan agreements covering warehouse-storage cotton must be signed by the producer and delivered to the lending agency or to tile county committee on or before April 30, Mr. Ford said. Thus far. Mr. Ford stated, 6.300 bales of 1952 cotton have been placed in the loan in the county. Stay Beautiful avoiding I Monthly Look Ha MKtalfl signs on her (ice became crimps, llttan, bather her no mote Why look oliler. worn out, jittery for 2 or 3 days each month? Why let ev«rylK><i know your "limj"' ij, i^fc't Thoiuanih a imart girls ami women take a little Cardu MONTHLY CRAMPS CHANCE OF LIFE Tlit saury li t slender, lonf- beaked fish .found In temp«r»t» parts of the Atlantic. It 1« reltt«4 to the Hying fishes. Announcement... MR. OTHO STANFIELD cordially Invites his many frlendl and customers to v contact him at IIORNER-WH.SON MOTOR COMPANY, 317 East Main. Mr. Stanfield sayi "Whether yarn- need be for i new Oldsmobile or GMC truck, I will be happy to serve you at my new location." 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