The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1951 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER », WestGermans Begin to Favor Neutrality in the 'Cold War' _ ™T°*: 8 *?"" «•«» »«• *ion against th. We.,t ™™ »,„„ JLYTHKV1LLB {ARK.) COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Leon Den. nen, NEA'i roving correspondent in Europe, has just toured through Germany for thlg on- the-spot report of today's atu. hide In the Bonn Republic. Fluent In the language, he has been »ble <« talk intimately with dozens of ordinary folk, u well al to interi'lew their top political leaders, «uch as Adenauer, Schumacher and Reuter. By LEON DENNEN (NBA Staff Correspondent) BONN. Germany <NEA>—Few Germans are ready to rush to the defense of the West. Their reluctance is no sign that they've developed a loi-e for Moscow, however. The German people realize that they are 'sitting In a very favorable bargaining position. They believe that a united Germany could act as a balance of power between the East and West and thus exact greater concessions from both-sides That is the attitude I found, as 1 talked with downs of ordinary folk during a tour • from Berlin to the Rhur. jt is «.j,y West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer Is facing a hard parliamentary battle on the question of rearming Germany within the proposer! European army. Tim 75-year-old Chancellor Bald on visits to Purls and London that conditions In Germany were "especially favorable" for' I iro- pean unity. He emphasized that the Bonn Republic has rejected the idea of "neutralization." But there has been a decided shift In Western German public opinion in favor of neutrality in the "impending conflict between the (| Un!ted States and Soviet flus- Nallonallsm anil nc w forms of Nazism are on the Increase. Mnre Germans now favor runiflcation with the Communist state in East Germany-even at the expense of a compromise with the Hus- fiians. As the danger of Soviet aggres- slon against th« West grows, they hope to be able to raise the price of their cooperation, Dr. Kurt Schumacher's vocal social democratic opposition Is especially unhappy over the agreement recently reached in Paris between Chancellor Adenauer and the United States, Britain an & Prance. Under the Paris "Pea« Contract,- v\'cst Germany In to receive limited sovereignty. But (he socialists want additional Allied concessions as Germany's price for taking part in a European • rtnjr German nationalism la being strengthened considerably by Moscow's camaign to divert Germans from European unity by dangling the lure of national unity before them. Communist activity in the Bonn Republic Is at t new high, it has been stiffened lately by the influx of trained Comlnform agents infiltrated across the borders from Czechoslovakia Bn .d East Germany. Following Comlnform orders, the Kremlin's emissaries are seek- G .t rman economy 22 Years With One Yule Card By BETTY COLLINS (NEA Correspondent) CONSHOHOCKEN, p a . (NEA) --James Morrison, ot Roxborough Pa., started something when he sent a Christmas card to R Lln- holn Main, in Conshohocken back in 1S30. The card nas just made Its 22ntt annual Journey between the two old friends. When Morrison first mailer! the somber-hued, oval-shaped black and sepia greeting card to Hain, he added this postscript: "Because of the Great Depression I had to make use of an old calendar for this card," Hain put the card careiully away. When Christmas. 1931 rolled around. Hain mailed the card back to Morrison. "I'm only following your example of frugality, but I'm going you one better," he wrote. Since then, the card has gone back and forth between Roxborough and Conshohocken, some half-dozen miles apart, with a To Bob" or a "To Jim," added STILL GOING-NO* it cost* 36 cenU each time It tr»r«ls. each year to the growing signature list. When the card made Its 20th trip two years ago, the co-owners decided that from then on it would travel only as .a registered piece ot mail, That decision, Morrison says, shot his original economic -plan "full of holes." It costs 36 cent* to mail it now. »ml lets engaged — . t*«f <***ri»fc »• f»» mntMVcslcm un**f ttu Germans. D»sp4t« Allied assurances. TU- Wi persist in Germany that the Bonn Republic is being "sold down th* rlv«r" »t secret Big Four conferences he4d In Paris \mder United Nations ausplcies. Russia's drive for German "unity has made a greater impression the nationalist-minded Germans than is generally conceded in the west, according to Soviet experts in Western Germany. This Is even true of Berlin— the little island surrounded by Soviet might where anti-Communist feeling is strongest. "More Germans now support the idea of their unity flrsl, with European Integration second," Ernest Reuff r, Ihe courageous and 1*0 - Western Mayor of licrlin, told m«, The Germans are auare. 'ol course, that geographically West Germany is crucial for the defense of Europe. Economically sho has the heart of Europe In the Rhur — the greatest ot all such prizes the Russians eouM icek The West needs "Geiman assistance, both in geograjjliy and military strength," Gen. Dwtght D. Eisenhower told the recent NATO Council meeting In Rome. A Oermanv contribution in men, materials aurt money has figured prominently in all of NATO's defense calculations. But this contribution Is not likclj' (o be forthcoming in the near future. Eisenhower's projoil for a Ku- ropein army may have to lie revised drastically at (},<> NATO MOX Phone 1G21 Shnw Slarts Weekdays 7:00 [ Sat.-Sun, 1:1)0 Cowteti BlMHnt seh»d«!t4 »• held In Lisbon In Felmuty Should Britain and France finally ngreo to a Riiropcun «rmy the U. S. will Mill have (o overcome, German reluctance to Join In the defense of the west. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. Always a Double Feature Thursday & Fridav Also Popeye Carfonn I,asl Times Toiiife "Hard, Fas! and Beautiful' Claire Trevor Sally Forrest Also Ncws&Sliorls Friday "Roadblock" •rtilh Cliarbs McGraw and Joan Dixtin Saturday "LAWLESS COWBOY" wilh Whin Wilson Also Cartoon & Serial Hlillnjf IV-sident Iri Februaiy, Jooa. Prwlrtent 'iheortore Hoo.sc-velt created a tem- porai-y newspaper sensaOon by covering 98 miles on horseback between • daylight and dark. He mnrte use of ihree horses in his 17 hours of ridijiR. NEW Air Conditioned By Rehigcrarion "Your Comimniity Ccnlcr" MANILA, ARK. Malinees Sal. & Sim. 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