The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1952 · Page 12
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 7, 1952
Page 12
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PAGE TWELVE Stalin's Trojan Horse: Last of a Series Soviet Policy Is to Bore From Within In Germany, WFTU Makes Clear EDITOR'S NOTE: The chaos ar« belnf planted in Germany. The harvest may be a long way off, bul Moscow Is counting on It, William L. Hyan, 'A I* foreign news analyst who Is on a lour of Kurope, surveys the fierman situation in this article, l;tsl of a series of four. »y WILLIAM .1,. RYAN FRANKFURT Wj—Boring from within. . . That's the openly proclaimed policy for Communists in Western Germany. The World Federation of Trade Unions, an all-ptiriJose revolutionary arm of Moscow, has made it clear. But there are sccrcl plans, too, for tying the drive In this country to the world revolution Stnlin seeks. The. WFTU keeps quiet about those plans, but there is no doubt remaining that they call for creating chaos, if and when Moscov.- sens the cance. As in other countries, the WFTU has its specific program for West Germany, meshed with the overall European and world pluns. The drive in Germany, as elsewhere In Europe, la aimed at the strategic Industries. Some competent observers here express concern at the Inroads It appears to be making. Attempts at infiltration have been considerably stepped up In the industrial Rhur Valley, where the Communists have built up a .strong party organization. Semi - offtcai sources place the Communist parts strength in Western Germany at 375.000 members, ol whom fully 150.000 are In the strategic Rhur. Communist strength within the West German trade unions had been falling off steadily, along will Communist, overall voting strength in West Germany, until about mid- 1951. Now, however, with the concerted Red campaign keyed in union ranks, Tills Is confirmed by persons in a position to know. The Communists have several trump cards which are being used with some success. One is the remilitarization Issue. Another is the issue of German reunification. A third Is the fear that Germany will become a battleground for a third world war—a strong fear In country still reeling from the effects of the last conflict. The West German Trade Union Federation has about six million members and exerts a powerful political influence. The great .bulk ef its membership is strongly nntl- Comrmmist. But there have been many labor protests against Western plans to rearm Germans. The WFTU world program is tinder the direction of Moscow's Communist International Information Bureau (Cominform). Its long- range plans, here and elsewhere, nre geared with the forthcoming "unity of nction" campaign; nnd ivith the campaign of "national resistance," both in European countries and the Middle East, to '.he 'United States. The plans also nre tied in with a propaganda line built about the term "super-exploitation." This accuses (he United States of exploiting the wot king class of Europe In a drive to prepare for war. Executive Council members of the WFTU include siicli persons as Louis Hainan! and Bcnoil Fnuihon of France: Giuseppe di Vittorio, the WFTU president who heads Italy's Cominunist-conlrolletl General Confederation of Italian Labor; and V. V. Kimictzov. head of the state-controllc'd unions of tl- USSR. These men have outlined the WFTU's open aims In Germany— to support all strike and agitation acalnst remilitarization, to infiltrate non-Communist labnr ranks, to agitate for the kind ol peace Moscow wants, to campaign for "independence from imperialist ex- ]jlo!!nUon." All Ihls was made public in Berlin last November, at a meeting which hailed Stalin and vllilled the Untied'States. The secret aims laid down at that meeting were something else. This program Includes plans for sudden, swift action if nnd when the Soviet Union «es the need to paralyw Western countries by striking at the vital Industries ami stirring »(> yolitical chaos. Thut is the path charted for the Trojan Horse in U'c-st Germany. Continued from Page 6 next year's Oscar race. Director M.chacl Curt!/, is striving for a natural performance from Will Rogers. Jr.. tor his role in "The Siory of Will Rogers " Other day Will was Iryin" loo html and Mike advised him: "Let Errol Flyim do the acting Ycu bo Will Rcgcrs." Klinndi Can Krallv Sing Rhonda Fleming has' instructed her agtni to lais TV business only If she's offered a 15-inimitc singin" program ., )„ D ; : ih Shore w'i t h "sonss that people like. B orf, arrangement. ,-„(.,( .>(„„ ' ana ilie camera doin- all ;he work." But it's a "Dear nu. no!" answer to b.iit for Rhonda, who say.s ot her debut with Abbott and Co.: t cllo: "I dirt II to rirove I could sing. Sri many pcoplr weren't cnn- vinml that il wa « n]J . mvn V1>icc In 'The Connecticut Yankee' ami Tlic Great Lover.' T h f,, vccre sure my voice hail | lr on dubbcil in." * • • _ The stork's encircled an April cafe on (lie calendar fm- (tie D,m Availicr.s. lie's the Giro's headwaiter who once le>tfd for the role of Valentino. The niov.e ver.iion of the Broadway hit, "Guys and I>.!!s." j s s iji) another year a way ber?.\;*e of potential revenue clsevvhcic. That's the blest from Frank Lne.vcr, who penned the mufi? nnd Is one of !hc owners Paramount will have first, crack at the scrfen ri^rhu became of ownership ol a Dam™ Hunyan story which Bob Horn? can have the itarrlng role if he wants it. The London company of the show opens this summer, with Frank uir.vorricn' about whether the Bi-itlfh will imder.-tfmcl its slansy dialogue, "The West End of London," says Frank "is just like N'w Vork. But we'll have <m Aircr- Ican cast. The Brillsh couldn't play It," Balls of Fire (Thoroughbreds Bounce Around\f ur " ed J°® eQth /r- ic. »n bra ble Fu In Freak Storm SAN JOSE, Calif. W,_A lightning storm that hounded halls of the through houses and off bicycles. Mew holes In homes and created numerous other freak effects, hit Sanla Clara County yesterday,' Tlic wierd display struck In San Jose nnd Clilroy, 28 miles south, at almost »"• same lime. It was accompanied hy a downpour of rain. Postal caricr Walter Barjar said he was putting n leller In a mall tax at San Jose when a llRhtning liolt hit a power pole, sniterliu; splinters over him. A ball of lire jumped out of the pole nnd landed on a bicycle parked In the driveway of the home. The bicycle jumped up Into the air. "Then the hall of fire bounced lip on top of my umbrella." Bagar continued. "It almost knocked my urnbrelln out of my hand." Another bolt struck a ham radio aerial at the Sun Jose home of Mr nnrl Mrs. Walter'Nelson. It traveled down the lead-in wires, minutes Nelson's S1.500 ham was burned ruins. station Lost Survivor of Plane Crash Dies NICE, France <AI>) _ The last survivor of Monday's crush of nn Air Prance airliner died here yesterday. She was French dancer Marguerite. Delpy. who succumbed to Injuries received in the crash. Of 37 others aboard, 36 were killed outright when the plane crashed In an olive grove near here and a woman pa.ssenger died en route to the liospltnl. Fire PLEASA.NTON. Calif. rAI'l— Ten thomuRhbred race horses w-ere destroyed as fire sv.i-pt through a barn at historic Alarneria County Fair Grounds last nlKht. Some so hor.«<-; were In the SCO- foot lmn when itu: lire broke out Seven burned lo death In llit-lr stalls; one was burned so xevcrelv II had to be shot; another was killed ly a cement tnick, and the tenth broke a !eg anil was destroyed. The 50 were PrcppInK here ee that starts at Golden Gate Fields at Albany. CahL next Wednesday. J'hc other dorses were In other btirns and were not endangered Track publicist Robert Wuerth said the dead animals represented a loss of "at least SSO.OJiO.'" Tlic barn was valued at 855,000 nmoim 701) horses for the r;;ce meet Sgt. Temple Gets Recruiting Honor A former nlythevllle resident now complete;; s i x y ear3 as Armv ' recruiter in Furl Smith, has been named to till- All-Fourth Army Ke- crultlns Team for the fourth' time In the past five years. He is M/SBI. 'liohert L. Temple, who resided here from 1012 until he Joined the Army In 1H24. SRI. Temple was named the outstanding recruiter of the Fort Smith Rccrnit- IUK Station and Inter as one of the trl-state recruiting district's lead- Ing recruiters lor 11)51. lie averaged H enlistment.? per month and Is now Hearing the 2.000-enlislmonl mark. A veteran of World War Two. when he served In Europe, Set. Temple is scheduled to be transferred March 20 to duty In the Fur East Command. Bring SPRING to Your Wardrobe... smart, new Arrow Shirts in stripes and soiid colors ?~-yM*' f: i i! " ^•''•'/ ^\J*jjill ./I I BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Repairman Held In Murder Case Witnesses Saw Nurse Strangled in Hotel Room in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, March 7 IAP) _ Police held William Klink, 21-year- old refrigerator repaii man, on suspicion of murder today and said they liad a v/ltjiesx who saw him strangle a mi/sc to death in a downtown hotel room. The victim was identified as Mae E. Matins, about 40, furinerly of DraKerton, LTtafc. She was a special duty nurse, on call bv various 1ms- pilaJ.s. Jordan Jones of Sacramento, Calif., told I,t. Bob Reed of the homicide detail: '1 looked throutih my window and .saw the couple enter their room. There was a brief period of love making. Then, suddenly, the man looped n bell around her neck and bewail drawing her around the floor. "He kept pulling the bell tighter, then .started goina through !icr handbag and clothes, hauling the horiy around as he did so. When he needed both hands he would take the belt in his teeth, still holding it taut." Jones said thin for a time he was dazed and unbelieving, then he telephoned the r:)erk, who notified police. Officers siiiii the man still held the belt in his hands when they broke into the room. A fire department rescue s(|uad tried to revive Hie woman and a doctor gave her adrenalin injections, then pronounced her dead. Lt. Reed said Klink told him he met, the \voman1n a bar. The couple registered at the hotel about two hours before she was found dead. Klink refused to give his address and Insisted there was a quarrel because she attempted to take his money. DES MOINES. fa. MV-Tnero Is a direct relationship between in- cren.'ed faun mechanisation and a decline in the number of one-room rural school houses. New York Cily'.s greatest snowfall occurred on Dec. 26-21. ion, when 25,8 Inches of snow fell In a 24-hour period. FRIDAY, MARCH T, i .'</*»': f fom° North Sea F fi 0 nd U "me tolI^F^!'*" "'"'P-P'™'" Covering the truce talk, al Janmun- holcting up their ends fl™y well * B t M ' M " *'"*" '^T *' "^ "' e ™"«"°»<*'"s seem to be tajrly well I ut. ol r ght. an unnamed rcporler takes a spill that shows what ^- Jrs of ••"tllOH behind a typewriter can do to n man. Russian Subversive War Is Too Successful For Soviet to Risk Shooting War-Fulbnght OMAHA Wj—Sen. Puibright (D- Ark.l says he believes Russia will avoid a shooting war because they lime enjoyed .such success in the current battle of propaganda and Baxter Memorial Lectures that' while the United Slates is preparing ] for a full-scale war which may not come, "we are neglecting and losing the colrl war which Is already upon us." "I maintain that . . . the Russians must have strong and abiding f.lith in the efficacy of conspiracy, sabotage and corruption and nre unlikely to abandon them in favor of a dangerous and lisky adventure involving atomic bombs." he declared. He said that Russia knows of our lack of decision on foreign policy and will cause us to spend large sums of money nnd ruin our economy by inflation, rather than chal- odjustment of the military demand^, so a more adequate amount of money and effort could Iw allocated to the cold war defense. Communist Huks EDSON Continued from Page 8 the railroads for over-charges »nd renegotiation. Several of these mul- tl-rnillion-dollar suits for alleged overcharging on hauling World War ir cargoes are still pending. One bill In which the public in. terest alone seems to IK at slaks would give (he Interstate Commerce Commission authority to order railroads to install new radio and electronic communication and safety devices. If all these bills or none of them or only a few of them should be passed by Congress, it would not DO (lie last word on U. S. transportation policy, still running _ since Apr)!, Ifl49_is a senate Commerce transportation Investigating subcommittee under Sen. John ut. Bncker of Ohio. • This committee was created by the 81st Congress to study all as- ; pects of land and water transporta. tion. But it has also taken considerable evidence on the commercial airlines. The committee's particular emphasis has been on the effect of government subsidies on transportation costs. The Bricker committee issued an Interim report last October. The report was inconclusive and got little attention. The committee now wants to continue its investigation till next January 1. When tile committee comes up with its final report sometime in ]353. the whole transportation policy question may he opened up again. Truck MANILA delayed report ' said Communist - Icd'lfuks ambushed a truck Wednesday night in Northeast Luzon and killed three soldiers and a civilian. One of the soldiers was a Korean War veteran of the Philippines 10th Battalion. The Philippine news service reported eight Huks svcrc killed ycs- lenlay in several skirmishes with A i my forces. Modern farm mr:hinery is enabling individuals to farm larger acreages, so that larger farms are tawl,«r us .„ tun scale, hot war.-becomtoi Vhe" ™i.."ThT s mcan^ "", lout the rearmament pe-| course, fewer farm families and children in any rural area. riod," he said, "we must strive ... keep government.expenditures within government income." Seni Fulblight recommended an All the rivers of tiic lower Po valley In Italy are diked. 86 PROOF . 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