The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 5, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 5, 1956
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mURSDAT, APRIL 5, 199« BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THR!* Algerian Rebels Using Terrorism. To Beat French, Keep Arabs in Line By PRESTON GROVER ; ALGIERS, French North Africa (AP) — Bit by bit, Algerian rebels are crowding the French out of the countryside into the big towns and cities by an appeal to patriotism combined with terror that is traced by cut throats and missing noses throughout the whole country. -+ To learn just how Uiis is done, Box Office Opens 6:45 Show Starts 7:00 p.m. Admission 15c & 35c At All Times LAST TIMES TONIGHT NOT STRAN ^ ftWAGRAHAME _________ " •OOOTO CRAWFORD • CHMH.ES BICKFORD "PLUS SELECTED SHORTS FRIDAY & SATURDAY Double Feature WEISSMWIER M «MI tnan • mm STANKM • BHI Htmr mi WMB* town Ptoty DTWONT V. BWCOOC aid 10 FMWX} *«K*»f )^ iytZ*'"V - Dm^trfSj CHWM! 100«D —AND— Serial, No. 1 "Perils of Wilderness" and Cartoon this correspondent went into ter ritory "jointly" operated by the French and the Fellagha, or rebels. The plight of an Arab farmer on the frontier is grim. In fear and trembling he pays taxes to both, sides, twice as much to the Fellag- : ha as to the'French. In some sec-! tions the French have left, and thej rebels are the bosses. j From official records we traced out how the country districts In the Collo Peninsula were taken over. The Collo is a little bump of a peninsula in eastern Algeria where the French have been working what is probably the • richest cork forest in the country. Cork trees look like scraggly old apple trees. The cork bark is stripped from the trunk — right .down to the wood — once every nine years. It is one of Algeria's principal "dollar crops." Population Center The port of Collo has 6,400 popu lation and is the center of a miXe district settlement, mostly Moslem of about 37,000. Early last summer the rebels began sending propaganda crew through this ares trying- to per suade the cork workers to qui their jobs. They didn't have much luck. Then came the big blowu] of last Aug. 20 when the whole o Algeria, especially in the east seemed to explode. Major troubl came in the Collo early in Septem her when a well-organized cre\ moved in. evidently commandei by a rebel leader named Zirout. In the week from Sept. 10 ti Sept. 17, four Frenchmen wen killed; the president of a loca djemma, or district Moslem coun cil, was kidnaped, as were the son of a local aid, or Moslem judge and a Franco-Moslem—a Mosleir friendly to the French. Kfdnapin in this country is virtually th equivalent of assassination, for th bodies usually are found later — throats cut. Make It Shocking It is a shocking thing for a Mos lem to come upon the body of oni of his neighbors whose throat ha been cut. The terrorists make i as terrible as possible. Often tin body is badly mutilated. In the week Sept. 18 to 23 i forest and game watchman wa kidnaped and a leading Mosleir citizen of the town of Chckfa wa; killed. Two farms were burnei near El Milia and 5.000 orimgi trees were cut down. Terrorist attacks went on unti rebels gained almost complete con trol in the peninsula outside the town of Collo. They never did ge complete control of the town. Eu in the country districts they ap pointed their own mayors, judge; and tax collectors. French farmers tied to the city or quit Algeria altogether. Cork harvesting stopped and economi cully the whole area was dead. The rebels held full control unti in December the French were able to spare enough battalions to in and attempt to restore their authority. The official report says t.ha 1 Cinemascope at Its Best Mr. and Mrs. Quincy Alexander With Stereophonic Sound! Listen to KLCN at 10:10 a.m. and 4 p.m. for Ritz & Rosy Program Announcements THURSDAY and FRIDAY Find Your Name in Our Ad and Be Our Guest to See "The Last Hunt" 'TWO MEN AND AN INDIAN GIRL! Drama of the great Buffalo hunt in COLOR » n d CINEMASCOPE "order and confidence" were restored with the operation of the troops. It is far from the truth. Order there is, by day, enforced by the troops. Disorder continues at night. The Gone too Fur rebellion has gone so far LAST HUNT ROBERT TAYLOR • STEWART GRANGER LLOYD NOLAN • DEBRA PAGCT • RUSS TAMBLYN „_,„___„„„„„,,,. AN M-C,M PICTURE "ij>.fc-, ~. »i,...,,»_^_—..-. PARAMOUNT NEWS & SELECTED SHORTS that almost no Moslems want or dare to be against it publicly. To be "pro-Prance" now is to invite a throat cuttinR immediately or to risk being branded later as a traitor to the cause of Algerian freedom — if the rebellion wins. Thus French operations in Algeria are being: made wholly unprofitable. Even the big farms are having difficulty keeping Algerian workers with them for planting and harvesting. Frenchmen on isolated farms are abandoning them in ever-increasing numbers to escape being killed. Many were too late and have been killed. Life in the capital city of Algiers is relatively normal. A "European" can walk in the bazaar area without any real risk, although it gives you a slightly queasy feeling. Somebody might come at you with a knife. "All the important Moslems have received warning letters from the terrorists," a French editor told me. "Our Moslem friends don't talk to us much any more." Because of increasing desertions of Algerian troops, the French are having to withdraw them from the fighting areas. After the affair at Sebabna, where 65 Algerian sol diers turned on their fellow Frencl soldiers and shot them in th night, some of them in their beds French soldiers are not too happ; to be out with them. Night Travel Unsafe Travel by night is unsafe in a! parts of Algeria, even by train. I is slowly throttling commerce. S many telephone poles have bea cut down that whole areas hav been isolated except for army ra clio. The repeated successes of tin Fellagha are making many Arab proud 01 them who. never though much of them before. It was th same in Indochina after bien Bieh Phu, where the "little brown men' beat a Western army. The sam< pride is taking hold down here THEATRE On W. Main St. In Blytheville Phone 3-4621 Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p.m. — Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p.m LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature BLACKBOARD JUNGLE FORD -nHitnuiicK- LOUIS MLHCM — AND- OZZIE NEISON I ORCHESTRA ALSO CARTOON FRIDAY & SATURDAY Double Feature An ALLIED ARTISTS Picture slarrinj i««iM«SSEr-i,k, FACET-M! HUME! -AND— ELECTED — Charles R. Harwell ol Wilson has been-elected president of Joiner's Rotary Club. Others named by the club include Leslie Speck, vice president; Kenneth Sulcer, secretary; Aubrey H. Laird, treasurer, 'and C. L. Lowrance, sergeant nt arms. A Lot of Writing NEW YORK (t?i— Arkansans used 16,279.985 wooden lead pencils in 1955. And, says the Lead Pencil Manufacturers Association, that's enough pencil led to scribble 800 billion words, the equivalent of 7,270,000 average-size novels. »n liUlD ABmiS picton ALSO CARTOON It not only makes the Arabs tougher to deal with, but increases the support offered on all sides to the fighters. But the big factor throughout is the conviction among the Arabs and the French here that the government in Paris never will persist in the kind of decisive notion, in any direction, that will settle the question. Lion Oil Strike Holding Up State Highway Construction LITTLE ROCK Wl — Arkansas' summer road construction program Is being Jeopardized by a strike at the Lion Oil Co. refinery in El Dorado, says Highway Director Herbert Elrtridge. The refinery is one of tiie state's main asplmlt suppliers. Road-building plans call for "more asphalt than we've ever vised In any single year before," said Eldridge Tuesday. About 350 miles of road paving is scheduled in summer months, he said, and all the jobs require single or double asphalt treatment. Li<m Oil Co.'s refinery has been shut down .since March 2, when the APL-CIO oil workers struck. Eldridge said the shortage oiiused by the El Dorado plant's closing couldn't be made up by two other major Arkansas producers, MacMillan Petroleum Co., and Berry Asphalt Co. "If we have to go outside the state to get our asphalt," said Eld- ridpe, "the price of the jobs will go up and we can pave just that much less mileage." Grocers Win Waxed Potato Court Fight LITTLE ROCK tfl — A campaign by the state Health Department to prevent the sale of potatoes which have been treated with a red wax preservative has been halted by court order. Pulnski Chancellor Sam Rorex, acting on a complaint by the Arkansas Wholesale Grocers Association, Inc., Tuesday permanently enjoined the department from seizing any potatoes on which the wax has been used. Wholesale grocers filed their complaint after the Health Department threatened to seize waxed potatoes. They contended the wax is harmless to humans, and does nothing more than preserve the potatoes. In reply, the Health Department said the wax gives a bright red color to potatoes making old 'ones appear to be new. NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to n decree rendered by the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, in a cause pending therein wherein A. J. Lewis, Trustee for Lewis Gin Company, Is plaintiff and Floyd Densmore and Eva Densmore are defendants, .1 will, within lawful hours, on the 25th day of April, 1956, offer for sale at public auction to the highest and best bidder, upon a credit ol Uiree months, at the South front door of the courthouse in the City of Blytheville, Arkansas, the following described property: Part of Lot One, Block One, Williford & Garrison , Addition to Town of Manila, Arkansas, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at the Southeast Corner of snid Lot One, thence north fifty feet; thence West one hundred twenty-five feet; thence South fifty feet; thence east one hundred twenty-five feet to point of beginning, all in Mississippi County, Arkansas. The purchaser at .said sale shall be required to give bond With approved security, to secure the payment of his bid, and a Hen will also be retained on the property therefor. Dated tills the 24th dny of April, 1956. SEAL GERALDINE LTSTON. Commissioner In Chancery. James M, Gardner, Attorney for Plaintiff. 5/5-12-19 On South Highway 61 GIANT WIDE SCREEN Box Office Opens 6:30—Show Start* at Dusk Admission 50c—Children Under 12 Fret with Parent* THURSDAY and FRIDAY PLUS SHORT SUBJECT! ASSIGNMENT CHILDREN with Danny Kay* ALSO CARTOON I ELECTRE-STIEL ALL STEEL SERVAKART& STOOL M^SlMBHHHMiviPVfiiviiMmMB FOR THE PRICE OF • 30 Inches High • Shelves 15x20 • Triple Outlet • Non-Scar Casters • 100% Hiovy Gauge Steel Beautiful All White or Heavy Gauge Steel STOOL INCLUDED AT NO IXTHA COST SO PRACTICAL.. PHONE 3-3743 TODAY! DHEJFU/S \li!i'l Hiniliis W War Miiimmiih PHOTIC mniL coupon noiu TODflV on SHOP ID PCRSOn.' WEST mm ST. EASIEST TERMS IN TOWN Phone i 3-3743 y Co. Ark. slmtl. I will pay the weekly. Knipluyrrt Mow Loii (K\tr.i Cliai-Rc for Shipping)

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