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April 14, 1955

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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f AGE TITO BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 19W Nehru. Doesn't Want Job As Leader of Free Asia NEHRU, first of t article* Photographic Clone up* By HAROLD K, MILKS NEW DELHI', India (AP) — Prime Minister Nehru says he doesn't want to be the'lead- er of free Asia. But if he stands up successfully to Red China's men at the Asian-African conference next month, he may find the job thrust upon him. Admittedly Nehru remains today A strong neutralist and a powerful supporter of the theory of coexistence, which to many has a pro- Corn muolit tinge. But at the same time he Is virtually ruler of the Iftrgut nation in free Asia. And his publicly announced determination to prevent domination of its SCO million people by communism h*£ grown atronger and stronger in recent weeks. This determination will meet Its greatest test, it appears, at the Bandung, Indonesia, Parley of more than 20 Asian and African nation* April 18-24. If Nehru support* the , cause of democracy there as wholeheartedly as-he has begun to do at horn" he should emerge aS the No. 1 man in all free Asia. Will Talk ol Both Advance Indications are that the Nehru delegation to Bandung will t*lk about both communism and colonialism. High on the list of subjects the group hopes to talk mbout IE ft community development program to how people how to help themselves. This is regarded by Nehru as the most effective means of combating communism or any. other "Ism." But, at a conference representing more than half the world's population, It will be hard for Nehru to pasa up opportunities to lead the way In the organization of a third world power bloc, though he has repeatedly denied an} such Intention*. , If such a movement got started *t Bandung, Which Way would It go? "It's just a question of making Nehru's thoughts—and statements — on international affairs match his thoughts and statements on internal affairs." stays one Westerner who is familiar with the situation. Watched In din Western observers here have watched with deep concern India's support of many things called Communist. They have , heard Nehru campaign for seating Red China In' the United Nations, heard him blame the West for Indochina's situation, listened to his attacks on Syngman Rhee and Chiang Kai-shek, But a change is showing up In the attitude of Nehru—and India. Nek.ru has scathingly attacked Indian communism, accusing the left-wingers of being more concerned with the welfare of foreign powers—specifically Soviet Russia j and Red China—than with that of their own country, "Communism m«y be good for China but I believe democracy fits . . . Nehru coexistence . . supporter of more nearly the requirements of India and Its people," he has said In almost every recent speech. In the past the Pr'me Minister has publicly rejected the theory that the expanding power of Red Chirm threatened India or Its neighbors. But those close to the Prime Minister believe doubts have crept into his thinking .since last year's visit to Red China. Certainly the proKpeut of a powerful China extending political and economic influence?; into Southeast Asia has been disturbing many Indian olfi- clals. Flrat Step Those who want to heal Nehru's rift with the West—which many say Is largely ba.sed on misunderstanding rather than sharp fundamental bitterness — view his concern over internal communism here aa a first step fan that direction. "Nehru can't attack comma niKin at home Without reconizing I Us link with International communism," explained one foreign observer. Nehru's active campaign against Indian communism dates from the recent Andhra state election battle In which Congress leaders cam palgned vigorously on a strong anti - Communist platform. The Communists were the main opposition and the Congress landslide victory over left-wing candidates was generally credited to the fact iLs party campaigners for the first time took off their gloves and portrayed the Communists as a foreign-dominated group. Those who believe there are growing signs of hcnllng India's rift with the West find satisfaction with the light slaps Nehru has given the formation of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization Bangkok. Nehru Is still against it but he abandoned his strong attacks on the pact as a threat to Indian and A.slnn peace. Instead, recent references called the agreement "useless." One observer reasoned this way "Nehru knows he need not fear an attack: from the West. But he't- not so sure about India's safety from Communist quarters. He knows he can be neu,t,ral and even antagonistic to the West because when a showdown comes he will have the West behind him." Next: Nehru the man. 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