MONDAY, MAY t, 195B BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE FIV1 Major Problem in Viet Nam: French Won't Face Reality By JAMES MARLOW Associated Fre»-Newi Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) — Bap Dai has become a symbol of the inability of the French to face reality in the 20th century: the determination of the people of Asia to shake off colonialism for independence. The French seem incapable of ending the chaos in South Viet Nam in Indochina, where they have had a succession of disasters. Unless the United States can end it the Communists seem certain to take over. The French had bought Indo- now bearing: most of the cost of china as a colony in the 19th century. They were driven out in World War n, which smashed Wesl European colonialism in most ol Asia. But they wouldn't look at the clock. They moved back in after the war. They were too impoverished to defend it from outside attack. They thought they were strong enough to control the natives. They weren't. But they couldn't brins themselves to let go. The Vietnamese, in the big eastern province of Indochina, demanded freedom, The French promised it, after negotiations. The negotiations collapsed in 1946. Ho Chi Minh, Moscow-trained, began war on the French with the Vietminh. made up o' Vietnamese Communists and nationalists. The French were too weak crush the rebels. Untrained Armies they did not train Vietnamese armies and officer of crushing Ho Chi corps itlinh. capable Such an army, of course, ane day might have turned on the French and driven them out. Nor did they build up any Vietnamese leader who could have been a real head of state and rally point for his people against communism. Instead, they picked Bao Dai, former emperor of the province state. of Annam, as chief of He was a French puppet. Since his appointment in 1949, he has lived most of the time in luxury in France while his people were going through the agony of War. He has served as a loud-speaker through Which the French could give the Vietnamese orders. Last year Ho Chi Minh forced the French, in spite of the American aid they got, to let him have the northern half of Viet Nam. They .moved closer then to giving the South Vietnamese independence. But not quite. Bao Dai, in France, remained chief of state. The United States, trying to build up South Viet Nam to keep it from communism, pushed the French into naming Ngo Dinh Diem premier. This man has been described as honest, a nationalist who balked al being led around by the noee by the French. The French began to cool off on him. Last week an army of bandits, called the Binh Xuyen, who live off the proceeds from houses of prostitution in South Viet Nam, made civil war on Ngo Dinh Diem to throw him out. Bao Dai, from his mansion the far-off French Riveria, and with French blessing, told Ngo Dinh Diem to get ovt. The latter refused. The "United States backed Diem, who now seems to be more firmly-in control. At this point the question seems to be: How much progress can the United States make in saving South Viet Nam if the French, refusing to learn any lesson, pull in the opposite direction? Sparrows Like Light LOS ANGELES (&)— A sparrow family, Papa, Mama and four fledglings, have taken up residence on R. E. States' porch light. Mr. and Mrs. Sparrow have become expert dive bombers in protecting their young. The States family is taking it calmly, and warning visitors in advance, .f possible. The Road Back WESTMORLAND, Calif. (#}— Lee Colbath, sentenced for drunk driving, was put with a prison work gang. They sent him for some lumber and he kept going: He started hitch-hiking and the driver of passing car, Westmorland Police Chief Jack Farley, gave him a lift —back to Jail. Racing Fans Flee Burning Grandstand GREENSBORO, N. C. (fl — A windswept fire burned a wooden it the Greenpboro track yesterday. It grandstand Fairgrounds collapsed minutes after more than 2,000 stock car racing fans had rushed to safety. Four minor injurler reported. Twenty cars parked near the grandstand either were destroyed or badly damaged. ' There was no estimate of damage, Officers theorized a lighted match or cigarette was dropped through a crack In the wooden floor, starting the fire. Sprino Fever Good Excuse WALSENBUSG, Colo, (JP) — School principal John Mall was as understanding as most people when he learned one of .his students had a chronic disease. The lad, absent for a day, produced a note from his mother reading: "Please excuse my boy's absence from school, he has spring fever. He gets it every year at this time. Thank'you." Moll did. 100 TAUET IOTTU Wheelchair-Bound for Years Mother, 22, Suddenly Walks WICHITA FALLS, Tex. M — A deeply religious young mother, reportedly imprisoned in » wheel chair four y«rs, s«ys> "something told me to get up »nd walk" yes terday, and she did. She and her husband call it a miracle. Mrs. Anna Williams, 22, said she was strangely compelled to rise while watching a rv religious service with her husband, S. Set. William K. Williams, Sheppard Air Force Base. With them were .a couple with whom they make the\r home, A.l.C. and Mrs. Harold Weeks, also of Sheppard. Said Mrs. Williams: "We were all praying, and something told me to get up and walk. I had a strange feeling from the bottom of my feet right to the top of my head." She said she stood up, shoved her wheel chair aside, took a few steps and fell crying into her husband's arms. "I just walked and walked," she said. "Then I danced. I didn't get weak at all. I was surprised that my legs seemed strong and didn't get tired. "Then I picked up my baby for the first time and walked across the floor with him." Mrs. Williams called it "all God's doing He saw fit for me to be healed, and when He is ready you will be healed." Her husband said, "It is a miracle . . . God waited until we accepted the fact that He has healing powers." ' Mrs. Williams said she had been confined to a wheel chair since June 19, 1951. She suffered a broken leg when a car she \#as in collided with a train at Houston. Twenty months later, she said, she got polio, and. In 1953, was par- alyzed from the waist down by myelitis — an inflammation of the spinal column which often follows polio. Her 2-year-old son, Benjamin, was born while sho recovered from polio. Mrs. Williams has no personal physician here. Doctors at Sheppard APB, where sh< hns had consultations, declined comment. Mrs. Williams, who attended her Baptist Church yesterday morning In a wheel chair, came for services last night. Everybody there saw her walk down the aisle to her sent. She and her husband, whose home is Mill Valley, Calif., were excitedly planning a new, more active life today. COMMISSIONER'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That, in pursuance o't the authority and directions contained in the de- cretnl order of the Chancery Court for the Chlckasawba District of Mississippi C o u a t y , Arkansas, made and entered on the 29th day of March, 1955, in a certain cause (No. 12,906) then pending therein between Federal National Mortgage Association and R. O. Dem- Ing, Jr., as Trustee plaintiffs, and Nathan Robinson, et al, defendants, the undersigned, as Commissioner of said Court, will offe for sale at public vendue to the highest bidder, at tne south door o the County Court House In the Cltj of Blytheville, Arkansas, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 24th day o May, 1955, the following describee real estate situated in the Chlcka sawba District of Mississippi Coun ty, Arkansas, to Wit: All of Lot Number 10, of Subdivision of Lot Number 16, of Mm INSPECTIONS WO/UD'S lARGfSr PEST CONTROL CO. Phone 3-8233 Beginning Tomorrow! 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TERMS OF SALE: On » credit of three months, the purchaser being required to execute a bond as provided by law and (he order and decree of said court in this cause, with approved security, bearing Interest at the rate of 4% per annum from date of sale until paid, and the Hen being retained on the premises sold to secure the payment of the purchase money. GIVEN under m yhand this tad d«y of May, 1955. Commissioner In Chancery. OERALDINE LISTON, Reid It Surge, Attys. for Pitts. 6/2-9-16 LARGEST CITY The Philippine city of Znmbo- tinga has an area of 1059 square miles. It is as large as Rhode Island and larger than any other city In the world In area. Personal Tranifuiion WILMINGTON, N. C. W,— A transfusion was ordered for Robert O. Selelrs In i hospital here. A pint of blood was brought in — the same pint Sellers hud donated to the hospital a week before. 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