The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 13, 1947 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 13, 1947
Page 7
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1947 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Reign of Terror Feared in Italy Communists in Milan Pillage Newspapers, Battle With Police PAGE By BLVEHIO BIAN'CIII (United Press Staff Correspondent) MILAN. Nov. 13. (UP) — A state of near-terror gripped Milan todaj in the wake of Communist-led rioting, the sacking of an anti- Communist newspaper plant and an attack on a police station. Heavy police patrols wore alerted for new violence as the Communists ordered a three-hour work stoppage while they hurled one of their members kllied two nights ago. The killing of the Communist was one of the reasons for the trouble yesterday and last night. Radio cars cruised through the streets all night and Mice guarded 'newspaper plants — Communist as well as antl-Comimmist — and the offices of American press agencies. The fighting here and in other pai'Ls of' Italy \vns compared with the Woody disorders i that preceded the advent of fas-1 cisni 2G years ago. Communists sacked another Uo- mo Cjualunque Party headquarters in Reggio Emilia today. Leftist demonstrations and streei. fighting were reported in Sprain. Coino and Novarn. "Workers" In Como struck four hours in suppori of the Communists in Milan. No one was reported killed in yesterday';: fighting, but at least 20 were hurt. Fi«hliiiR between Communists and anti-Communists in Italy In the last week has'taken f* the lives of six persons — four if Communists and two anti-Communists. Want Newspapers Suppressed It was this eye-for-an-eye and tooth-for-a-tooth campaign between communists and anti-communists that angered the Communists in Milan, although they had killed some of their enemic.s. The Communist Party of Milan issued a manicsto last night accusing the non-Communist government of "inertia." The Communists demanded the immediate suppression of newspapers "which incite people to hate and vengeance." the suppression of "organizations of fascist character" and the arrest at once of "all persons suspected for (heir activity against the republic " A bomb explosion in Milan "headquarters of the Communist Party was the immediate cause of the trouble that started yeserday. More than 10.000 Communists and fellow travelers massed in the cen tral square of Milan to hear Communist leaders demand "energetic, government intervention (o protect democratic liberties." After this appeal, they rushed off to attack the Via Pate Bene Pratelll police station on direct orders from Carlo Albcrgantl, a labor leader. He demanded that they "liberate" five Communists arrested for starting trouble earlier yesterday. They marie one attempt to break through thi« linn of policemen I ground. Hie station, but were dis- 1 comaged by the police and the presence of an armored car. Tharl- cd at the police station, they turned down nearby Via Clovassc, overwhelmed 10 policemen guarding uic monaichlst newspaper Mattlno 15'- Italla and sacked the building. Would Overthrow Government They heaved furniture and files through the windows. Police reinforcements eventually (trove them out, The staff of the newspaper escaped through a back door. Just before their big mass meeting. 300 Communirt-s shouting "death to fascists and reactionaries." tore up Uomo Qualunque party, headquarters afte. overcoming the resistance of six police guards Leaders, of the Parly said the but he »ns expected to reply to Uomo Qualimqui- those questions and to Communist Communists did ' demands for "mobillr.allon o( all damage estimated at $13,500 and also stole some money. Other communist. squads burned rightist and allegedly rightist newspaper* »round Duomo Square. 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