The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1955 · Page 7
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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 1958 BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWi PAGE SEVEM After Seven Years Romania Reds Are Releasing Kidnapped Creeks EDITOR'I NOTE: The cold war ii the lUfe of a n.Adern Gre*k tragedy. Co mm unlit nations hivt b«en pumpinr Red propaganda for seven years into about U.MO Greek children abducted during th« Greek civil war. Now the Reds are suddenly eager to return the hoctarei. Why? William L. Ryan kai aourht the aniwer In a survey of political, economic and military Implication* on the spot, Thli 'i th« drat of three dispatcher By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst KASTORIA, Grecnce (AP) — A special train from Communist Bulgaria screeched to a Halt on the Greek side of the frontier. A Gree's in his early 20s leaped from the train and, falling to his knees, kissed the Greek earth hs had not seen for seven years. Th« young man wept as he pro- pack ,at the moment include many claimed his joy at deliverance. He had been one of about 28,000 Greek children abducted by the Communists, along with thousands of adults, during the Greek Civil War of 1947-49. Two weeks after his repatriation, Greek security police arrested this same young man. He was, they said, a trained Communist spy. The young man was more than that. He was an example of how communism sets about to capture a generation. He was part of a compounded tragedy which has become a major problem for Greece and a matter of concern for Greece's friends, including the United Stages. Wholesale Kidnaping This area, within sight of the towering wild mountains—which mark the border of Communist Albania, was one of the hardest hit by a crime which shocked the civilized world—the wholesale kid- naping of Greek children. Now the Communists seem suddenly eager to return thousands of those forced across the border and possibly some of the many, who went willingly as the families of Red guerrilla fighters. Many Greeks are asKlng—Why? Why, at this moment, after all these years and all the futile pleas of Greece before world opinion? For humane reasons, the Greeks want their people back. But there are misgivings. A sudden flood of repatriates raises serious economic difficulties in the villages. It raises political problems, too, because the children forcibly abducted have reached their late teens and early 20s after seven years of the most rigorous Communist indoctrination, forced estrangement from their parents, isolation from any free world influence. °reparing- Time Bomb And Greeks ask: Are the Communists preparing a time-bomb for Greece? Communists of the Soviet satellite nations, through the International Red Cross, agreed last year to return some of the Greeks. Up to now, 3,700 have been repatriated in this way, but: Of the 3,700 repatriates, 60 per cent are women. About 1,300 are over 60 and an equal number are children, most of them born across the border. Only 1,100 are in the 2Q-10-6Q age group. Those coming who will be burdens to their communities. Attached to their return Is a condition that they must go to the villages or aras of their origin. agreed to slash their fingers. They smeared the spurting blood on letters they were writing to their parents, still captive in a Communist country. The boys, long separated from their parents, had Even these few created prob- recently been repatriated from lems for Greece. The Communists seemed fully aware of that. Poland suddenly offered to repatriate 6,000 in the dead of winter, when it, would be most difficult to accommodate them. The number was too great for the Greeks to handle in one batch. They asked that it be scaled down to 2,000 and the time advanced to spring. There is now a strong rumor that the Communists replied with a offer raising the number to 11,000, to be moved in a single batch at once. It seemed an effort to embarrass the Greeks. Security screening alone is a long and arduous task, taxing Greek facilities to the utmost. Officials Worried There might not be dangerous elements among the first batches. Repatriates here angrily deny that any of their number has any use for communism. But Greek officials are frankly worried about those to come—the children schooled for seven years in a Communist vacuum. . ... Interrogation has shown that many of the children, grown to adulthood in isolation from their parents, have undergone the most thorough of indoctrination courses. Many had special treatment in special schools under the guidance of the Greek Communist party, now based largely abroad in the satellite countries. They had better treatment in many cases than did the children of the native Romanians, Poles, Hungarians or Czechs. In Romania, a big Bucharest building and two big villas were set aside for Greek children. They were kept to themselves under Greek Communist teachers. Village children from. birth, in a hard mountain country, they had never seen n large European city. Budapest, Prague and Bucharest were proud old cities long before the Communists came along. Children would be impressed. Security officials say many who left Greece as children now are indoctrinated Communists who would represent a new and,serious nucleus for the outlawed Greek Communist party. There was an illustration: Furtively, two teen-age boys Romania. On the blood-smeared sheets of paper they wrote: "This will show you how the monarch Fascists torture those who return here." They wrote that they were cruelly beaten in Greece and that the blood showed it. Since the boys, among the relative few who could be placed in a school for rehabilitation, were under observation at the time, the letter was read and stopped. This story was told to me by a representative of the Queen's Fund, a charitable organization how devoting much of its considerable energy to the problem of the repatriated children. Greece Is salvaging some of them. But it is a slow and painful process. TOMORROW: The ma hint of • young Communist. Pigeons Controlled DECATUR, Hi. W — The First Methodist Church no longer is bothered with a flock of 2,000 pigeons. Jimmie Soules and his son blast ed them with shotguns, caught them in traps and knocked them down with tennis rackets. "I don't mean you'll never see a pigeon on the church," Soules says. "But from now on they'll only be transients." Can't Get Kid of PILES' PAIN? MANILA NEWS | By BUTH BORNE Miss .Ssther Hodgei, bride-to-be on April 32, was honored with • shower at the home of Mrs. W. W. Caery in Manila list night. Mrs. Bill Shockley was co-hostess. Mrs. Alonzo Fleeman directed the games. Prizes were won by Mrs. Norma Veaoh, Mrs. Louise Edwards, and Mri. Maud Ballard. Decorations carried out the theme of the bride's bouquet. Gifts were presented to Miss Hodges by Mrs. Imogene Dobbins ot Flint,- Mich., and Miss Tiudene Caery of Manila registered them. Refreshments of open face sandwiches, cake, coffee, and soft drinks were served to 36 guests. Shady Grove Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Bethel Bollinger for an all day meeting. Nine members and three visitors attended Mrs. Gertrude Holiman, county home demonstration agent, was present to show the group how to cut a continuous bias using only two seams . The April meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Linda Tate in Manila. Milllgan Ridge Home Demonstration Club officers fire Mrs. Harry ounavant, assistant secretary-treasurer; Mrs. George Flaggr, president; Mrs. Amon Holt, secretary; Mrs. Herbert Stutts, recreational leader; Mrs. Newt Dunigan, vice president; Mrs. Dutch Dennis, reporter. R. T .White. i« quite 111 at his home on the Monette cut-off. Mri. Bernece BulUrd. Lt. Woody Mack Towiuend Is the guest of his parent!. He will report to his new air ba«e In Georgia April IS. Pvt. Waylen Job*, husband of Mrs. Faith White Jobe, h«i arrived In Bordeaux, France, where he will be stationed for 30 days. Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Mobley and son were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. Needham in Armorel. Mrs. Ellatbeth Miles and Joe iornberger were In Union City, Tenn., to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Ollie Pasmore. Judy Wright. Lois Smith, Marola Vhite, Joe Dean Pierce, Margaret Whistle, Tom Steele and Margaret Hnrt attended the state MYF meet- ng in Conway at HendrU College Friday. The Rev. Frank sweet, Sr,. was lonored with an all day service at the Sunnyland Methodist Church Sunday. The Rev. Sweet helped organize the Sunnyland Church and served as its pastor for many years b«- Miss Pruma Borowsky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Borowsky of Manila, has been elected president of the Capl chapter of Sigma Delta Tau at the University of Illinois. A graduate of Blythevllle High School, Miss Borowsky had a role in the production, "The House of Bernarda Alba", last month. Pvt. James Bullard is spending a 15-day leave with, his Wife and The greatest refrlferatlon values ever of ft red In the BlylhevWe-Manila are*. Send For Thl« Ointments fall you? Other "home" remedies can't give real relief? You've "tried 'em all" and piles, or fistula, or other rectal pain still tortures you? Then you do need this book from America's leading pile and general rectal clinic. Tells you what to do—and why. Write for Your Free Copy of "Rectal and Colon Diseases" Thornton Minor Hospital, Suite 472 911 E. Linwood Kansas City, 0, Mo. MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION WHEREAS the automotive industry has grown to be one of America's greatest enterprises, and WHEREAS the automobile has become one of the most, essential products now being offered the American people, and WHEREAS the sale and servicing as well as the production of automobiles and trucks provide millions of Americans—one out of every seven workers—with their livelihoods, and WHEREAS the sale and servicing of cars and trucks is a vital factor in the economic health of our own community and our state as well as our nation, and WHEREAS new car dealers have millions invested in their businesses to insure our people economical, adequate and sa fe transportation, and WHEREAS new car dealers have contributed immeasurably to the economic growth of bur community, our state and our nation, NOW THEREFORE, I E. R. Jackson, Mayor of the-City of Blytheville in the County of ..Mississippi and in the state of Arkansas, do hereby proclaim the week of April 11 to April 16,1955 as "SPOTLIGHT ON NEW AUTOMOBILES AND NEW CAR DEALERS WEEK" for the citizens of this community, and I call..upon our people to consider the great accomplishments and the bright future of the automotive retailing business and to salute the men and womeen who are associated with this industry that provides us with safe, economical and efficient transportation. Signtd: O. AS. Aac MAYOR fort till retirement. Manila cltlMiie art responding welf. to various drives this your and have over subscribed Uielr second one (or 1M». Billy Fox has announced that when he wns appointed local chairman for the Red Cross drive no certain quota was set, but he set the goal as 11,000 and Manila gave II.039. Shady Drove cltltens gave $74.80, Mrs. A. T. rBewer slated, to exceed their quota. Bill Williams raised M0.80 at Brown Spur and W. E. Crafton and Doyle Oalyean received 1101 in the Box Elder drive to exceed their amount. Billy Fox, cashier at Merchant- Planters Bank at Manila, is chairman for the Red Cross drive there. He is a past president of the Manila Lions Club and heads the Boy Scout work for that organization. Supt. Roy Ashabranner was a business visitor in Little Rock Monday and Tuesday. With The Baailnel Set: Mr .and Mrs. Jack Berry of Oalton, Mass., have a son born March 23. Jack Is a .salesman for the Navy department In the General Electric plant in Dalton. Thomas David Marshall Is the name given to the son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Marshall of Leachville born at the Ratton Hospital in Manila April 1. Mrs. Marshall IB a former Instructor in the Manila Elementary School. Manila High School's 1955 yearbook, The Lion's Echo, wns Issued to 140 students and faculty members Tuesday. The 85 page book, bound in blue leather with gold lettering, was edited by Martha Sue Ellis and Melba Cornish. Mrs. Francys Faulkner was faculty sponsor. This year's annual Is dedicated to Superintendent Roy Ashabranner because "he has woven Into our high school tapestry a pattern of fair play and progressives* not found In textbook! alone but also In the strength of unity, cooperation and purpose." The book reveals that Miss Linda Sue Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Edwards, Jr., was named annual queen by member! of the student body who purchased annuals. Manila Lions Club member! have named B. A. McCann Manila merchant, as their new president. He will take office July 1. Other officers include L. 6. Onmmlll, Jr.. first vice president: James B. Cheadle, second vice president; Robert Holthouse, third vice president; William Borowsky', secretary - treasurer; Earneat Webb, tall twister: Hal Alexander, Lion tamer; I. D. Shedd ind B. C. Fleeman, directors for two year terms. TELEGRAPH BEAT EAILt .. First transcontinental telegraph line was completed on October 34, 1861, nearly eight years before the continent was croseed by raM. SPOTLIGHT ON BLYTHEVILLE... today a growing community - independent, progressive, mobile. A fine place to live and to work, a vital part of the great groupings of peope that make our America strong. SPOTLIGHT ON AUTOMOBILES .. responsible, more than any single factor, for the growth and economic health of our community. Only with mobility can we live where we choose, come and go as we choose, enjoy the availability of all the things we choose. SPOTLIGHT ON NEW CAR DEALERS... merchants who bring all the resources of the great automobile industry to Blythevi lie. Neighbors in our business community who sell and 'care for automobiles, the largest investment (next to purchase of our houses) we make.. New car dealers have roots deep in the economy of our town, have large investments in business space and equipment, are employer! of local people, purchase and pay taxes locally, support the community we all share. You are cordially invited to visit Blytheville's new car 'dealers this week, April 7J-76 See the AUTOMOBILE PARADE THURSDAY, APRIL 14 AT 4:30 P. M. BUD WILSON MOTORS, Inf. Lincoln-Mercury l«i w. Walnut CHAMBLIN SALES COMPANY Studebaker-Packard Railroad «nd Aih HORNIR-WILSON MOTOR CO., Inc. Oldsmobile IN r.. Main LANGSTON-McWATERS BUICK CO. Walnut and Broadway MOTOR SALES COMPANY DcSoto-Plymouth lit W. Welmt NOBLE GILL PONTIAC, Inc. Fifth and Walnut PHILLIPS MOTOR COMPANY Ford 1M Broadway 61 MOTOR COMPANY Dodge-Plymouth N. Highway 81 SULLIVAN-NELSON CHEVROLET COMPANY, Chevrolet-Cadillac 301 W. Walnut T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-Plymouth ill t. Mala

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