The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1955 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 29, 1955
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FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1955 BLTTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIVE Candles for United Nations: U N Agencies: Hideouts for Commies? By PETER EPSON NEA SUff Correspondent UNITED NATIONS — (NEA) — No survey of the United Nations first 10 years would be complete without a look at its myriad principal organs and specialized agencies. They include the controversial UNESCO — United Nations EducationSI and Social Council — and a dozen or more under the ECOSOC — Economic and Social Council and the Trusteeship Qouncil. loosely they have been criticized in some places as hideouts for pinkos interested in scattering American millions around the world and trying; to set up a global welfare tsate, A more optimistic appraisal would be that even if the whole U.N. political organization of the Security Council and General Assembly were written off as a total loss, still the United Nations would be justified by what the specialized agencies have done. Most of their work foreign countries and is not apparent in the United Slates. Their budgets last year were around 50 million dollars of which the U. S. contributed more than a third. Their general purpose is to raise the world standard of living and promote cooperation among nations. In other words, they make peace work after the international diplomats have established it. To this end seven of the U.N. specialized agencies worked last year on an expanded program of technical assistance in 80 countries. Voluntary contributions from 74 countries helped finance this work. At the end of the year there were 700 U.N. experts workrhg in the countries. Another 350 were receiving specialized training. They deal with the more fundamental problems of life food, farming, health, education, scientific and cultural developments, labor conditions, international communication, trade and finance. Their activities are not limited to U.N. members, but all their work was done outside the Iron Curtain. Communist countries take only limited part, but .this is being stepped up in a new development that bears watching. After boycotting most of, the U.N. specialized agencies, the Reds are now apparently intent on using their programs for propaganda and infiltration. This is most apparent in the International Labor Organization — ILO — a holdover from the old League of Nations. Its general aim is to raise labor standards and prevent exploitation of labor. It has sought to do this by adopting "conventions" which set minimum standards for safety and working conditions. None of these conventions is binding on any country unless It voluntarily ratifies a particular convention. The standards which ILO has adopted are all far below American practices. Principal U.N. Organs and Specialised Agencies Name ILO—International Labor Organization FOA—Food and Agriculture! Organization '. UNESCO—United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural tural Organization ICAO—International Civil Aviation Organization IB—International Bank for Reconstruction and Development IMF—International Monetary Fund WHO—World Health Organization • UPU—Universal Postal Union ITU—International Telecommunications Union WMO—World ••vleteorological Organization IMCO—intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization .... OTC—Organization for Trade Cooperation ' UNICEF—U.N. International Children's Emergency Fund Memben Budret Head«urlcr« ' <tt 16.000,000 Geneva 71 6,000,000 Rome 72 64 67 57 81 93 94 86 17,000,000 Paris 2.700,000 Montreal 6,400,000 Washington 5.000,000 Washington 8,500,000 Geneva 464,000 Bern 1,350,000 Geneva 360,000 Geneva (In process of being formed) (In process of oelng formed) (Voluntary) 17,000,000 New York Special U.N. Commissions ECE — Economic Commission for Europe; ECLA — Economic Commission for Latin America; ECAFK — Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East;UNKRA — United Nations Korean Reconstruction Agency: CMC — Collective Measures Commission; CUR — Commission on Human Rights; CSW — Commission on the Status 01 Women; CND — Commission on Narcotic Drugs; UNHCR —_ United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; UNCCP — United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine; UNTSO — United Nations Truce Supervision Organization; ILC — International Law Commission. will consider is forced labor. This is aimed directly tn the Communist slave labor camps. If ILO can do anything to expose or wipe out this curse, it will more than justify its existence. Perhaps one reason why Russia, the Ukraine and Byelorussia joined ILO last year was to block this effort. UNESCO has become a dirty ivord among its critics in the United States. Yet its stated purpose is merely, "to further justice, rule of law, and human rights and freedom." Few people would probably admit objections to these principles. But UNESCO's opponents claim that its hidden purpose is to promote free love and communism, and to break down racial segrega- ,ion. Denials of these charges by nearly all U.N. officials have been shouted down. Whatever its faults, lowever, one of UNESCO's lasting purposes is the promotion of "fundamental education" in rural areas of the more backward countries. This is not only a crusade against lliteracy; it is education in the Drimary principles of sanitation, setter diet, a more abundant food supply — a world drive against poverty and disease prevalent imong half of the world's two and a half billion people. * .* * One U.N. agency that put the world organization in the dog house for many people is its Commission on Human Rights. After two years of trying, the tommtssion in 1948 adopted a Covenant of Human Rights'' which was little more than a restatement of the Bill of Rights In lie U.S. Constitution and the Four Freedoms that World War II was supposed to be fought for. The Russians rejected the U.N. Covenant on Human Rights in 1948. Then the U.S. Republican admin- stration in 1953 watered the pro;ram down to merely encouraging discussion of human rights prob- ems in all countries. FAO — Pood and Agriculture Or- For 1956 the big question ILOganization — with headquarters in Rome, is roughly comparable to a U.S. Department of Agriculture on a world-wide basis. Fighting locusl plagues and ' teaching diversified agriculture, improving domestic animal strains, introduction oi farm machinery are among FAO's big objectives. • • • Control of malaria, yaws and tuberculosis — the greatest scourges of the tropics — are among the major projects supported by WHO — the World Health Organization. Where capital Investment is necessary for power dams, irrigation, roads, railroads and similar improvements, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development — better known as the World Bank — comes into the U.N. picture as an independent agency. Through 1954 World Bank has loaned over two billion dollars to foreign countries. Though not a permanent U.N. agency, the International Emergency Children's Fund—UNICEF—• last year brought aid to 31 million children and pregnant mothers in 88 backward countries, on a 17 million dollar budget. Over 14 million were vaccinated against tuberculosis, two million .were treated for yaws, bejel and syphillis, nine million protected against malaria and typhus and over live million victims of war or natural disaster were given supplementary rations. These are only a few of the highlights of a tremendous and tremendously misunderstood U.N. specialized agency program. For the United States to withdraw its support of these programs — for non-Communist nations to withdraw — would simply mean handing them over to the Communists to spread their own peculiar brands of mental disease. NOT TRUE HORNS The rhinoceros does not have true horns, but masses of congealed, or matted, hair worn smooth by constant rubbing so as to resemble bone. We Have Opened A Complete Artificial Limb Shop In The DOCTORS' ANNEX Criftenden Memorial Hospital WEST MEMPHIS, ARKANSAS For The Convenience Of The People Of Eastern Arkansas MR. HAROLD (Pete) CROWN A Certified Fitter, Is In Charge We Are Prepared To Give You The Same Satisfactory Service That We Have Been, Giving In Our Little Rock Shop For The Past 15 Years Adams Artificial Limb Co. OFFICE HOURS: Monday and Friday — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday by Appointment (Call or Write) Saturdays — 8:30 to 12 noon. ROOM 17, DOCTORS' ANNEX CRITTENDEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL West Memphis, Arkansas PHONE 411 P. 0. BOX 563 Labor Contract Is Extended DETROIT (/P)—Parke, Davis <fc Co., and the CIO Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers have agreed on a union proposal to extend their contract on a day-to-day basis beyond Its May 1 expiration date. The proposal was made last night as management and the union continued bargaining sessions with federal and state mediators on a new contract for some 2,000 Parke Davis employes. The union said it asked for the extension rather than interrupt the flow of Salk polio vaccine by a walkout. Parke Davis Is a major producer* of the vaccine' At issue are wage demands, a guRjanteed annual wage and fringe benefits. Million Phones DETROIT {/Pj—Detroit is the fourth ' city in the World to be served by a million or more telephones. The millionth wns installed yesterday. Only New York Chicago and London have more. Read Courier News Classified Ads Beware the "Fatal Five" 1—Brakes 2—Lights 3—Steering 4—Wip.r* 5—Horn The "fatal five" are seldom checked, but they are responsible for a large per centage of automobile accidents throughout our nation. Regardless of make or model, drive in today for FREE INSPECTION! "F oil the Fatal Five" Noble Gill Pontiac, Inc. 5th & Walnut Ph. 3-6817 WE'VE GOT IT! Over 33,000 different items in stock! HU BBARD HARDWARE Mrs. A. E. McCulley and Mrs, BUI Davidson attended n meeting oi the WSCS at BaU'svlllc's First Methodist Church Tuesday and Wednesday. They are president nnd vice-president-elect of the local group. Ladies of the Manila Baptist Church will entertain the senior class Thursday night at 6 o'clock in the church dining room. Rev. N. Lee catc will preach the baccalaureate sermon at Childress High School May 1. The Rev. Guy Masee hns returned from Hickman, Ky., where ho conducted revival services at the Baptist Church. The Rev. Homer Robertson is pastor of the West Church. Hickman. Ernest Webb has been named head of the cancer drive for Manila. The quota has been set at $350. The campaign will continue through May. Manila has exceeded all of its quotas this year. The Bill Shockleys were guests of relatives at Wynne last weekend. The Methodist Youth Fellowship will have charge of worship services Sunday night in the absence of the pastor. Manila High School journalist Editor Wanda McWillinms has been Informed that she won excellent ratings in editorial writing in the mimeograph division of the Arkansas Higli School Press Association contest at Conway April 1 and 2. Roxle Smith, a first semester student, won honorable mention in newswriting in the same contest. LITTLl LIZ— A man no more than gets his daughter off his hands until he has to help her husband to his feet. *NU» Miss McWllllniiu won second place In the fenturo writing contest at .the Arkansas Stute Journalism Day recenlty. Miss Margnret Hart of Manila and Preston Hung of Cnrnway have been selected to represent the Buffalo Island sub-district at the sixth National Convocation of Methodist Youth at. Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., August 22 through 26. More Uinn 5000 young people from over the United States will attend. Miss Hart, a senior at Manila High School, is secretary of the sub-district and program chairman of the area of Christian Pulth. Mr. Haag is a senior at Caraway High School whore he is president of the student body, editor of the school annual, and a member of the Beta Club. NOTICE OF COMMISSIONER'S SALE Pursuant to a decree rendered by the Chancery Court for the Chickasawba District of Mississippi County, Arkansas, In a cause pending therein, wherein Blythe- vllle Federal Savings & Loan Association was plaintiff and George White, et-al were defendants, I will, within lawinl hours on the 2<th day of May, 1955. offer for If you're plagued with dry hair, try to keep it oiLt'd or salved as much as possible. This means picking a night and a divy when you're not going out. For example, try an application after you get home Friday nights. Wear a scarf Saturday and shampoo Saturday afternoon. sale at public auction to th* highest and best bidder at the south door of the courthouse in the City of Blythevllle, Arkansas, the following property:— • Lot Numoer sixteen (18) la Block One (1) of the Greenwood Addition to the City of Blythevllle, Arkansas. The purchaser at said sale shall be required to give bond with approved, security, to secure the payment of his bid, and a lien will also be retained on the property therefor. Dated this 28th day of AprlL 1955. Commissioner in Chancery, OERALDINB LISTON, Marcus Evrard, • Attorney for Plaintiff. 4/29-5/8 STAYS PUT An oyster is not able to move about freely from one place to another. It attaches Its valve to a rock or .some other object on the sea bottom and stays there the rest .of Its life. YOUR FRIENDLY THEATRE RELAX IN COOL COMFORT! LAST TJMES TONIGHf!"" MONSTER ESCAPES! CITY IN TERROR! JOHN MAR'LOW NELSOM'JOHN BROMFIELD Saturday Night 10:30 SUNDAY & MONDAY April 30-Mayl &2 CINEMASCOPE with Stereophonic Sound The Santo Fe thrills never let up when that Boston Lady lets her red hair down! WARNER BROS SteanffiJ Laiif inTOwfi" •SKSTMERVYN CINEMASCOPE KjpT WARNERCOLOR \y CAMERON MITCHELL» SMITH ....WAITER HAVPOEN an .* ta, r,,, ,, iw< will THEATRE On W. 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