The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 20, 1951 · Page 7
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS German Reds Should HeedOwnAdvice;Hdlt Go Home Cry By TOM REEDY BERLIN ypy— if the German Communists take their own pre- •eriptlon, they'll stop shouting "Ami, go home!" This propaganda Jibe coined by Gerhart Eisler in his campaien against the Americans violate* a new Instruction [ n Red Germany. It contains "foreign words 1 '. Ttx Socialist Unity party Communist ha s opened a drive for pure German speech. The chief party paper Is urging the public to clean up its German, weed out the foreign phrases and also to drop "government talk," the kind of bureaucratic language called "gobbled egook" in Washington. PTttt Introduces plan The- program was introduced in the party press with long editorials paradoxically quoting Stalin as advocating nationally pure speech. The fact the Soviet Union has more than 200 dialects was studiously Ignored. That old master of doubletalk, Karl Marx,' was quoted as saying pure speech is the highest form of national culture. The Communist authors of the campaign said "it is no accident that the great politicians of modern history, Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin were masters of words." "The Unforgivable Sin" The "unforgivable sin in the the East Germans Soviet Union, were told, Is to speak without clarity. The Communists pull on authority of such men as Goethe, Schiller and Martin Luther^-who wouldn't have touched Communism with a forty-foot volume — to prove their point. Luther, founder of the church that represents 80 per cent of the population In what now is the Soviet zone, Is quoted as objecting to Latin and insisting on German speech and writing in the church. He Must Drop Phrases If Propaganda chief Eisler follows suit, however, he'll have to drop some of his favorite phrases. casm Westward, he tries to ...,^. a purely Western word for irony's sake. His "Ami. go home" phase is posted throughout East Germany on billboards, painted on walls, and is the title of a "popular" Communist jazz tune. The Soviet-controlled press, eagerly reporting brawls between American soldiers and Germans, often calls them "gum-chewling boys." In manj' purely German "stories," the American word "Yankee" is injected. The "Snide" Method When Foreign Minister Andre! tfishinsky gave the Soviet Union's answer in the United Nations to a British proposal, the headlines were "A. J. . Vishinsky Answer Mister Lloyd." To be snide, the Communists often refer to Allied generals, including Eisenhower as "Mister." Like a lot of other Communist ideas, however, this one fails to take into account ingrained German habit. Since Frederick the Great's time, the German people have prided themselves on knowledge of foreign tongues. A Delight in English The porter, the gardener and even the policeman delight in speaking the few words of English they may know. The upper class German is outright snobbish about showing off his French. Old King Fritz started the mode. He preferred French to his own language and filled his court with foreigners. It would be Interesting to watch the Communists, if they run true to form, impose penalties on an East German for calling Stalin "our great leader" instead ot say- ^ — --••"•'" t *iiiaoc.i. uui gieuL leaner instead < Whenever Eisler unloads his sar- ing "unser grosser fuehrer." U.S. Needs More Fast Tankers To Meet Sub Menace, Solon Says •WASHINGTON If)—Sen. O'Conor <D-Md> said today this country must build more high-speed tank- in to meet the challenge of Bus- «ia'« expanding fleet of new and tester submarines. O'Conor, Just back from a two- week trip to South America, said «lso that the nation's preparedness program must include construction of more passenger ships capable of rapid eonversion to troop transport*. Only by persona! observation, he said in a statement, "was tt possible for me fully to assess the danger our country runs In not moving more speedily to add to its present supply" of both fast tankers and passenger vessels suitable for conversion to troop carriers. "The reported policy in our Government of depending upon foreign vessels in case of emergency Is shortsighted and, I believe, dangerous to our future security," O'Conor said. Radio-Active Water Spilled in Road HAEWEIiL. Eng. (ff)—A truck from this British atomic experiment center crashed with another truck last night and spilled radioactive water over a road. farm workers dashing to the •wreck were warned off by the ^driver of the water truck. "Keep "'•wayl" he shouted. "It's dangerous." Then came a miniature "fire- drill" of th2 atomic age. Police closed the road. Men from Harwell in hip boots and specially treated garments rushed up and sprayed Iluld and a white powder over the water. 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