MONDAY MARCH 7, 1955 BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE German Rearmament Poses Double Problem For Western Nations By JAMKS M,\KI,OW Associated Press News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — In deciding lo rearm Germany, the West had to choose between the potential danger of revived German militarism and the more immediate danger of an aggressive Russia. The potential clanger remains although, starling out, German rearmament will be under some controls: an armed force of 500,000 men lied in with Germany's Western neighbors and NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. The United States more than five years a££0 proposed German rearmament, and hr • foiiRht^or the idea since. It is coming closer to being a reality. Prance, remembering three German invasions, has been cool. In Germany itself there is much pacifism and opposition to rearmament. Under the pressure of cbang- ir.K events this pacifist mood may evaporate and become again one of militarism. Consistently Dominant Tile German military leadership has been a consistently clom inant. antidemocratic force, contemptuous of civil authority. Gordon A. Craig, Princeton professor and specialist on German militarism, in a recent lecture considered the danger of rearming Germany by asking :Who will the new German military leaders be? Reports from Germany have said only those officers who had no connection with the Na/is will he commissioned. But Nazism Was only one short chapter in German history. A longer chapter has berm that of the military leadership, anxious for conquest to Justify its existence. It is possible the new leadership, even thouch non-Nazi, will continue the old .story by reverting lo type. Chancellor konrad Adenauer, friend of the West, has pushed Germany into rearmament. He is 79 and will not be around Ions?. What happens after he leaves the scene is a guess. The West had to gamble on it. Will the present democracy continue, with strong civil controls on the military, or degenerate after Adenauer into a power struggle, chaos, revolution and the return oi a dictatorship of some kind? Rearmed Germany may remain loyal ally. Or she may burst through Allied controls and plunge into huge rearmament aimed at regaining her lost territories. The West Geimans intensely desire reunion with Etusl Germany, where the Russians have built an i\i'incd lorce with the help of German generals captured in the war. It is even possible the new military leadership, if it gains enough power, may lake Germany out of the Western alliance and shift to Russia. Craig recalled that under the llrst Uerman republic in the lUliOs, when Germany's army was limited to 100,000 men, the generals schemed .secretly with the riussian Communists lo get, arms. Perhaps the only happy prospect in the picture ol German rearmament, besklej the immediate strength it gives the Allies, is that the Russians seem far more wor ried about it than the West. LITTLC LIZ— When a fellow marries a dreamboat he pays plenty later on for the rigging. tttf j, s Coast Guard Aids Pleasure Craft NEW ORLEANS iff) — A Coast Guard crash unit and a police patrol boat went to aid pleasure craft Lake Ponchartrain yesterday when a 20-dcgree temperature drop brought high winds and rough seas. The Coast Guard boat wound up liigt and dry on a jetty The police boat bent its propeller, began to leak and had to be towed to a New Orleans boat yard by a passing pleasure craft. Except for these two casualties. all other small craft were reported out of danger with no rescue operations necessary. At 80 Winston Churchill Is One Of World's Liveliest Leaders By KI)I)Y (ilLMORE LONDON tffi — Sir Winston Churchill, 80, remains one of the liveliest feeble men in the world. Just over 15 years ago the late Wendell Willkie, here for a private visit, confided: "Churchill's a great old man, but I'm afraid he's getting a little feeble." Two duy.s after he .said that Willkie called on Churchill at No. 10 Uownint; -St. Following their talk ihr. 1 Prime Minister accompanied ilif viMimi; American to the door who has been watching Churchill for 26 years. "He's all right," he confided, "but watch him when he comes iii. You'll .see what I mean. He's getting a bit feeble." "Well, I'm damned,' 1 said the newspaperman, "He's made a llnr out of me." The truth is Churchill has good days and bad days. Some days he may give the appearance of feeble- Five minutes later the old man I ness. And then he bounces right surged into the dining room, j taack with the energy of a man lany years his Junior. ble." One year later Churchill was in Moscow having his first meeting I marched with sure strides around with Joseph Stalin. The late Lord i the hall, using; no walking -stick j Inverchapel was then the British j anc j holding no one's arm. ambassador in Russia. "He looks fine," mused the envoy, "but I'm afraid he's showing signs of feebleness." Before he left Moscow on that trip Churchill exhausted the ambassador r.nd halt his staff of yountf men. Two years later, in October 1944, Head Conner News Classified Ada ucl there for photographs and as \V i 11 k i e Churchill took him by the arm, .Churchill was back in Moscow for i more talk.s with Stalin. The late Maxim Litvinov, who'd known Churchill for years, sighed and shook his head. "At last, Ini afraid he's getting Then to .Moscow feeble." 'Here. Mr. Willkie, lei me .show j Pooled Reporter •QU down this step. When it rains A few days ago 'Feb. 28' it o iifftiiiir.s beL-umr-.s slippery." ! Churchill was the guest of honor Back itt Ins hotel Willkie .smiled I at a correspondents' luncheon. 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