The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1955 · Page 9
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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER JB, (ARK.) COURIER OTWI PAGENTN1 More than. Jews, Arabs Involved In Palestine's Tangled History By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Palestine's tangled story involves not only the Jews and Arabs but the United States and Russia. It may, if war breaks out, set off the spark that ignites the wrold. This is the background: Palestine, about New Jersey's size, has 1,600,000 people, half of whom entered there in the past 10 years. Of the total, iy a million are Jews, 70 per. cent of the rest are Moslems. From the time the Romans crushed them in 70 A. D. the Jews, until recently, did not have a majority in Palestine. Nevertheless through the centuries they looked upon it as their homeland. The Turks, when they jumped Into World War I on Germany's side, held not only Palestine but the surrounding Arab areas. To win the Arabs from the Turks, the French and BrLish promised them that ii* the Allies won they would break up the Turkish Empire into Arab states. Favored By Britain Britain also—in the Balfour Dec• laration of 1917—said It Would look with favor on the creation of home for Jews in Palestine. The Jews at that time were only one tenth of the population in Palestine. The Allies won and began setting up the Arab states, under French and British controls. The League of Nations also gave Britain a mandate — which meant control but not ownership — of Palestine. Came World War H and the massacre of Jews in Germany. It stung the world's conscience—the Western world's, tha tis. The Jews, worldwide, meanwhile, had been pushing for a nation of their own in Palestine. They could always point to that British Balfour Declaration of 1917. The British had never made good; Jews Poured In At war's end the British said they would quit Palestine. Jews poured in. Arabs feared Jewish i migration would swamp them. Besides, they objected to creation of a new Jewish state. But in 1947 the United Nations approved this idea: partition Palestine, letting part of It be a Jewish state, part an Arab state. On May 14, 1948, the Jews proclaimed the independence of Isreal. The next day Egypt, followed by other Arab countries .attacked Israel. The Jews, outnumbered, outfought the Arabs and, by the time an armistice was agreed on, held not only what the U. N. had Intended to be Jewish Palestine but most of what had started out to be Arab Palestine. This armistice, obtained by the U.N., waa supposed to be only temporary. The U. N. thought perhaps peace could be agreed on. It hasn't been agreed on yet. Scarcely a week has passed since 1949 that some'bloody clash has not occurred along the armistice line between Egypt and her four Arab neighbors: Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. A Sore Point That armistice line—besides the Arabs' hatred of the Jews and their refusal to recognize Israel as a state—was one of the sorest points. While that line left Israel in possession of most of what had been Arab Palestine, Jordan held a piece bordering on Jeririlem, and Egypt had a part called the Gaza Strip. The U. N. armistice also called for demilitarised zones. Early this month fighting broke out between the Egyptians and Israelis in one of those zones — called El Auja — on the frontier between Egypt tind Israel. By itself this would have been bad enough. But the fighting began shortly after Egypt 'reportedly had ordered 80 million dollars worth of arms from Communist Czechoslovakia. It meant Russia was beginning to make solid contact with the Arabs. The West, but particularly the United States, while helping Israeli g( on its feet v anted not only to keep the friendship of the Arabs but to keep them away from Rus- j sian influence. ' Then British Prime Minister Eden made a proposal — the United States hasn't gone along with it—which infuriated the Jews. He suggested Jews and Arabs settle their differences by making "compromises." The Jews said what he really meant was that they should give back to the Arabs that part ol Arab Palestine which they had conquered in the fighting of 194849. They said no. They appealed to the United States for arms. This country said it would consider their request. At once Egypt warned the United States that if It gave the Jews arms it would lose the friendship of the Arab world of which Egypt i- le.ader. The United States wants to keep the Arabs friendly but, because of the large Jewish population in this country, has to think twice about .-efusing Israel arms. In full-scale war breaks out in Palestine, it could in the end involve this country and Russia. Morine's Determination to Live Normally Costs Him His Life RICHMOND, Va. UPI — Sammy Oregorio's determination to live normally despite paralysis cost the brave Marine veteran his life Monday night. The car he had laboriously learned to drive crashed into a tree in scenic Byrd Park'With Sammy at the wheel. He was instantly killed. Sammy, 28, from Philadelphia, suffered paralysis of both legs and both arms in a landing: craft accident off Hawaii while serving in the 4th Marine Division. At McGuire Veterans Hospital here, he never gave up. Not only did he learn to drive his specially equipped car — he learned to fly. Two years ago,, he became the first quadrapleglc ever known to fly solo. He piloted a single-engine plane for half an hour at a Richmond airport. Last night he and a friend — another quadraplegic — took a spin in Sammy's car over the winding roads around the park reservoir. The car left the narrow street and plowed Into a tree. Sammy was pinned between the steering wheel and the seat. His companion, Hubert Ware, 30, of Webster Grove, W. Va., was injured. So viet Formers To Come to U.S. To Buy Corn WASHINGTON {£*)—Five Russian /arm leaders have received State Department approval to enter the United States to purchase hybrJd corn seed and machinery in Iowa. The five were part of a 10-member delegation whose earlier request to make a tour df the United States was rejected. A department spokesman said two weeks ago no such big group would be admitted unless a similar U.S. delegation could return the call. The smaller group will not be fingerprinted upon entry because they are to be classed as official visitors. The Russians had requested Nov. 25 as their date of entry and said they would remain less than 30 days. There was no immediate indication how soon they now will be able to come, in view of the delay In approval of their plans. Wrestler Shows Strength in Brawl OKLAHOMA CITY (**} — Police said they are holding a 48-year- old professional wrestler on suspicion of maiming after a man's foot was twisted off in a street brawl Wednesday night. The wrestler was Identified Selmar Jack Montgomery of Fresno, Calif. Ralph Landingham, 22, Oklahoma City, was identified as the victim. His condition was listed as critical. Montgomery told officers he was attacked by three men and that he fought back in self defense. Temperature, atmospheric pres- iure, and other weather information, may be transmitted from an unmanned observation post through use of a new automatic radio weather station. FARM LOANS Six Star Feature L N« br*ker*fe fe« U pmy V N. it«k t* nrchut 1 All oppcrtinit; U ettakliik cmllt with a larfe Innr- »» C*. that Is »nd hu been In HUB? yftftn » per••neat k»d«r ti ikte ttrrl- 4. Unc Uwe tow taitcreit rate B. We pay the appraisal and attorney fee* I. Qifck Mrriee, fart elwinj We cta« Ivans before MHt Mnpaniei Hake tfcck la- For Information, See, Call or Write LOGAN FINANCE CORP. ty»ch Ark. Fn«e 2-2H4 Afent f*r AaKrfeai United Lift iMiraace C*. BUD ROSE SAYS: Christmas Toys Are Here! SAVE 30% AND UP We now have hundreds of new items as our store has been restocked— We have really bought some good deals Groceries - Toys • Clothing - Furniture 155 barrels of Dixie White Flour .. . Closeout on Adam Hats - Special $3.50 .... Ocean Spray Cranberry sauce - 121c can $17,95 to $24.95 Metal Cabinet, Me w~ $12.50 Dromedary Pitted Dates Specially Priced .... Wilson's Potted Meat and Hot Tamales at Special Low Prices .... Orange Juice and Grapefruit Specially Priced. Bud Will Save You Money - Come Out and See Him ROSE SALES CO. 501 So. 21st St. Phone 3-4596 KROGER SALUTES THE m mftif ms mi Round or Sirloin Steak Kroger Cut Tenderoy Hundreds of Top Quality Beef Caltle were entered in the Mid-South Fat Cattle Show, held in Memphis on Nov. 17th, 18th and 19th. These cattle were fed and produced by Mid-Southerners in Miss., Tenn., and Ark. The Kroger Co. is proud to announce that the quantity purchased for them by Wilson & Co. has been Gov't Graded & Inspected and Tenderayed to bring out all of the fresh, tasty tenderness. This top quality Beef will be on sale in all Kroger Stores this week. Come eariy and buy your favorite roast or steak. ARM ROAST STEWING BEEF s t±" , 19< Tenderay Rib Roast or Rib Steak Ib. 59 ( Tenderay Center Cut Chuck Roast ib. 39 C BEEF STEW RUMP ROAST Boneless , Meat Ib. 59< Boneless Ib. FINE QUALITY Cream Style, White or Yellow Corn 303 Can CHERRIES SHELLIE BEANS CUT BEETS PORK & BEANS F/Nf QUALITY Stoke/y 2 303 Cans Stokefy Stokely Van Camp Sfokely Cut Green Beans Sweet Can Tomatoes DC AC Stokely No. 303 flf j rCfld Honey Pod Can ^2p SPAMSKRICE CHILIS,, TINY BEETS stokeb DRESSING POTATOES FRUIT COCKTAIL Kroge Stokely Tomato Juice U.S. No. 1 WASHED MAINE WHITE FRESH, TENDER, GREEN Pole Beans 2 39'

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