The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 25, 1955 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 25, 1955
Page 12
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BLYTHEVILLH (AHK.)' COURIER NEW8 FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 1938 On Eve of 80th Birthday Syngman Rhee Feels His Life Not a Success By ROBERT EUNSON and MURRAY FROMSON SEOUL (AP) — You would think that an 80-year-old man who was head -.of his country's government on that particular birthday would consider his life a great success. Not President Syngman Rhee of the Republic of Korea. Rhee, who will be 80 tomorrow, feels he has realized only partial success because North Korea still'is occupied by the Communists. "J hope and pray that we may liberate our people in North Korea before it is loo late and they are all indoctrinated by the Communists," Rhee told iis in an interview. The white-haired President received us in his. study at Kyung Mu Dai. Korea's White House. He seemed completely recovered from a recent prostate gland operation and was In excellent spirits. Ha looked better physically man in years. Expressed Views The peppery old President expressed these views : 1. Britain is not anti-Communist. Jt has changed. "I do not want to be compared to such a great man as Prime Minister Churchill, who is also 80. Churchill may have been a Communist fighter once, but he is different now. I don't understand him any more." 3. The United States "should turn loose Chiang Kai-shek (of Nationalist China) and Syngman Rhee. The sooner the better. I hope Secretary Dulles is considering this." 3. Japan should "make up her mind which side of the street she ie going to walk down. We can never make friends with the Japanese so long as they are trying to be friendly with the Communists." Rhee probably will go down in history as one of the most controversial figures of his time in Asia. Surely he has been stubborn, unpredictable and adamant. Loyal Friend He k one of the most A Loyal Friend friends the United States ever had. The only thing he ever threatened to do was start the Korean War up again all by himself in the Far East Command would just give him enough gasoline and bullets. Rhee's pet peeve with Britain is that the British recognize Communist China. Then there is Japa'i, which once held Korea. Rliee's gunboats seized Japanese fishermen who cross^ ' the disput- loyal ed Kneel line, in some places 60 miles from the coast of Korea. All efforts to get the two old neighbors' differences settled have failed. Rhee was absent from Korea so long, fighting against Japanese control of his country, that he had the experience of becoming a legend in his lifetime in his own land. In 1897 he was Jailed for heading an independence movement. He broke out and was recaptured. In the next 6!^ years he was confined and tortured to the point of death. He left Korea In 1904 when he got out of prison to seek aid and recognition for his country. The next 41 years he returned to Korea only once. He came back for 17 months after his graduation from Princeton University In 1910. By then Korea had been annexed by Japan after years of rule by a king whom Rhee had considered a puppet. The next time he appeared in Seoul was in 1945, after United States troops had arrived to occupy the country. In his old age, having built a distrust for fellow rebels when he was young, Rhee never has surrounded himself with strong men. The United States wishes that Rhee would select an heir apparent but stubbornly he has refused. The freedom of Korea is his credo. He believes: "If you find within yourself any single thought of abandoning the welfare of your country, tear it out. Do not wait for others to lead or to do what must be done." Belgians Seek to Ward Off Catholics' March on Capital BRUSSELS, Belgium (/ft—Belgian authorities took emergency steps today to head off a threatened Roman Catholic march on the capital tomorrow to protest the government's proposed slash in subsidies to church schools. The governor of Brabant province — of which Brussels is the sea t — ordered all roads into the capital patrolled to enforce a. ban on group movements of buses or trucks into Brussels. Authorities also forbade use of more than 100 special trains set up to bring demonstrators into the city. Fearing violent clashes would break out, the government moved state police reinforcements into the city. Plan Demonstration Catholic organizations served notice they still planned to go through with the demonstration against what they charge" is a government move to freeze out the church schools in favor of the state system. The public protest was launched by a parents' strike yesterday which kept nearly a million Catholic children home from school. Of Belgium's 1,600,000 school children, 900,000 attend church schools. The government contends it is trying to correct alleged abuses by the previous regime, which had a Catholic majority in the Cabinet. It accused its predecessor of encour- aging parochial schools at the expense of state institutions. The present government's general plan is to strengthen state schools. The government has been granting about 8';. billion francs (170 million dollars) annually to state schools. It gives 4|._. billion francs (about 92 million dollars) in subsidies to private schools, mostly Catholic. The planned cut in subsidies to Catholic schools, according to some estimates, amounts to 250 million francs (five million dollars). A molecule of ordinary water Is made of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen. It Rained Salt SALT LAKE CITY IrW — Salt rained on the Salt Lake Valley yesterday. The Weather Bureau explained that winds had whipped salty dust from salt flats into the air and that rain brought it down again. It coated homes and automobiles with n white goo. Michelangelo was disfigured for life by a blow on the nose suffered in a schoolboy fight, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. Po//ce Seek Missing Girl; Feared Slain DETROIT W) — A block-by-block search of a six-square-mile area on Detroit's densely populated East Side has failed to turn up a trace of a 7-year-old girl, missing since yesterday morning. Police feared she had been slain. A 200-man police posse continued the hunt all night. A roundup of known sex deviates was slated for today. Mrs. Rita Gaca, 29, reported her daughter Barbara missing when she did not return home from school for lunch yesterday. Mrs. Gaca telephoned the school, where Barbara is a second-grade pupil, but learned the child had not shown up for classes. Fifty probationary police were called in to, join the search .after dark. Nearby.parks were scoured and police made a door-to-door check of the neighborhood. By early this morning police said they felt certain the girl had been taken out of their East Side precinct. Barbar's father Frank, 31, a postal employe, came home from his job to assist police. Many of his fellow workers joined the search. Mrs. Gaca said Barbara had never run away from home. There are three other young children in the family. Nevada Judges Are Robbed Of Marriage Fees CARSON CITY, Nev. (fl) — The Nevada Legislature has stripped Reno's marrying judges their fancy earning from weddings and "put them back on the benches where they belong." The Legislature made it illegal for all Nevada jurists to accept either fees or gratuities for their services. The judges regularly had relieved each happy bridegroom of a $10 bill as a gratuity for services at night and weekend weddings. That totaled S20.000 to $40,000 a year for many. The bill approved yesterday forbids acceptance of gratuities but raised the salaries of the district judges from 87,200 to $15,000 a year. More important, said Assemblyman Don Crawford, "It puts the judges back on the benches where they belong." You turn in your sleep 25 to 35 times during the night. EXPERT WATER PUMP REPAIR Hubbard Hardware Phone 2-2015 Power Mowers and Aluminum Screens at New Low Prices. E. C. Robinson Lbr. Co. Plume 3-1551 THEATRE On W. Main St. In Blytheville Phone 3-4G21 GEM THEATRE "Osceo/a's Finest" Weekdays Show Starts 7:00 p. m.—Sat. & Sun. 1:00 p. m. LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature CINEMASCOPE TAKES YOU BENEivVH THE SEA! 2Olh Cenhiry-Fox prei -AMD- JNTAL EVIL" ALSO CARTOON SUNDAY & MONDAY Double Feature JOHN WAYNE GAIL RUSSELL CAMERA CENTER • Flash Bulbs • Color Film • Polaroid Film • Movie Film • We have Cameras and Projectors for rent. BARNEY'S DRUG STORE JOW W. Main Ph. 3-3647 SATURDAY Double Feature —AND— "STAGECOACH to MONTEREY" Starring Allen (Rocky) Lane —ALSO— CARTOON & SERIAL ROD ADRIAN WAITER fORRtST CIMEftOMOOTH BRENtUM TUCKER A MFUIUC MODUCTION ALSO CARTOON John W. Davis, Presidential Candidate, Dies CHARLESTON, S. C. W — The body of John W. Davis, 81, veteran constitutional lawyer and Democratic presidential nominee in 1924, lay in state at a funeral home today. Davis, who lost in his bid to unseat Calvin Coolidge from Uie presidency in 1924, died here yesterday. He had been In a hospital several clays with pneumonia, the third attack he had suffered this winter. A New Yorker, Davis became ill while at Yeaman's Hall, a nearby winter colony. He had been in critical condition since. The body will be sent to Davis' Locust Valley, Long Island, N. Y., home tonight. Funeral services are set for the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York Monday. His Services Not Available „ TACOMA, Wash. (&)— Eugene D. May, 60, may have been ready, able and willing when he applied for federal unemployment compensation. But that wasn't enough. He wasn't available. That little oversight brought his conviction in federal court yesterday on a charge of falsifying his application for unemployment money. The judge gave him a one- year sentence, suspended. May said on his application he was available for work. At the time he was a trusty in the city jail. Paint Closeout Many Types and Colors I Price Hubbard Hardware Woman Says Four Sets Of Twins Enough MONTICELLO, Ky. W) — Four sets of twins sat on the steps of the Wayne County Courthouse yesterday, awaiting their regular checkup by the Health Department. The youngsters, aged 9, 7, 4 and 1. belong to Mrs. Rosie Lee Bell, 33, Barrier, Ky., who has had 11 children in her 11 years of marriage. "And that,' 'she said, "is enough." She had five sets of .twins, but the firstborn, as well as her only single child, died. No Visible Mean* BOULDER, Colo. Wl—A graduate student applying for a scholarship at the University of Colorado was asked to state his principal reason for needing assistance. He wrote: "My wife and I are now separated, which has left me as my sole means of support." Track Heeds Promotion PITTSBURGH (fl-The University of Pittsburgh's veteran track coach Carl Olson believes the people of this city could be made to like track and field, wrestling, gymnastics and other such sports. Says Olson: "The i merest is there. 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