The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 12, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 12, 1955
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TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1955 BLYTHEVUX1 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE Pray to Lenin, Greek Children Told As Part of Reds' Indoctrination By WILLIAM I,. RYAN AP Foreign Newt Analyst KASTORIA, Greece, April 12 (AP) —"Perhaps we would like some caramels," said the Romanian Communist teacher. The Greek children, sitting on'a blanket in th« courtyard of a school in Bucharest, chorused eager assent. . "All right," said the teacher "Why don't you try praying to God for your caramels" Under her direction, the children prayed to God. Nothing happened. "Now," said the teacher, "we shall pray to Lenin for caramels.' The children did as they were told. As if by magic, caramels showered on them from the windows of the school. That was the beginning of Com munist indoctrination for this group of children, newly abducted from their homeland during the Greek civil war of 1948. They were selected for special pampering. One day they might have a Red mission in their homeland. Adult repatriates newly arrived m this northern Greek town tell about it with fierce anger. 50,000 In All In all. possibly 50,000 persor either were driven or fled voluntarily across the borders in the civil" war. Of these, about 28.000 by official Greek estimate were children. In virtually all cases, children were separated from parents and placed in special schools for training. Some were chosen for specialized indoctrination. Others got harsh treatment. Athena Koranis. now 17, was one who did not get the special treatment. She arrived back in her native Greece last December and still lives in one of two abandoned schoolhouses in Kastoria. As many as 15 or 20 repatriates may be housed in a single schoolroom, sleeping in shifts. Her eye;; blazing, Athena said she was taken first to Albania, then to Romania, where the Communists placed her in a school set aside for certain of the Greek children. ^ Ordered to Cry "I remember when Stalin died." she recalled bitterly. "All the children in my class were lined up and ordered to cry." "Did they teach the children to watch one another and report on one another" I asked through an interpreter. The girl jumped up excitedly. "Oh, yes! They did! They did! They did!" she went on pouring out the s'ory of how children were taught to ridicule any of their number who shirked or believed in God. The children were told America was a place of slaves, where the workers were beaten and tortured. They were told if they went back to Greece they would be beaten and tortured by the "Monarcho-PasclsUs in the pay of the Americans." But harsh treatment was the exception rather than the rule. As the children learned to use modern tools and work at modern jobs, they were subjected to endless "political enlightenment tied in with the idea that only in a Communist country could they hope to achieve a lull life. In. many cases, this indoctrination was effective. Inlernal Threat If eased gradually back into the Greek body politic, even a small Baby California condors are among the rarest of living birds. They stay in the nest as long as six 'months after hatching before trying their wings. #m villages. Greeks are still pondering the Communist crime and its implications. Why were the Greek children kidnaped in the first place Two explanations j»re offered: The Communist? may have wanted hostage^ for blackmail purposes in the future. Or they may have been thinking in terms of preparing a future guerrilla fifth column. Greeks recall the words of the Old Bolsheviks of Russia: "Give us a child of 10 and we will make of him such a Communist that nothing on earth will change." LEG LACE — The lace that trims a glamor gal's undies comes out into the open, daintily trimming her nylons. Legs belong to Actress Kim Novak number of indoctrinated and convinced repatriates could represent an internal threat. Steps are already being taken to counteract the Red propaganda among the young. The Queen's SchooJsj operated under auspices of the Queen's Fund, are available for the task. But of the 1,300, children thus far returned, only 280 are enrolled. They cannot be forced into the schools, because of a condition that the repatriates must be returned to the areas of their origin. Thus far, houses have been built for 330 repatriated families. Plans are under way to build homes for 550 more, in Epirus and the Kastoria area, the regions hardest hit by the civil war exodus. Credits are to be extended these families to buy agricultural materials and implements. But there are big personal problems involved. Many of those repatriated to date are alone, without their families. Some families are j only partly reunited. Many have 'iad a lonfj taste of city life abroad and resent being sent back to live Tomorrow trasl. 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