The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1954 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 7, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL T, 1954 RLYTHEVIUjS (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGH THRE1 Anti-French Nationalism Has Strong Support in Indochina By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — Over 35 years ago an Indochinese named Ho Chi Minh made his way to Paris as a servant on a French boat and got a job as a photo-retoucher. Indochina was strictly a French colony then. And in 1919 Ho Chi Minh joined the French Communist party/He has been a Communist ever since. He is a man who can be said to have lived a dedicated life. His was a double dedication: communism and independence for Indochina. Now he is leading the "^ietmtnh in their fight against the French in Indochina. His followers are not all Communists by any means. Many are Indocliinese nationalists who also insist upon independence for their country. Mo Ohi Minh is described now ae a man of about 62, thin-faced, with a wisp of beard an a hoarse voice resulting from tuberculosis. He is a man the United States must think of in trying to keep Indochina from communism. If tee French, sick of the war, seek a negotiated peace with, him and then clear out of Indochina, it is hard to believe this dedicated man won't try to take over the whole country. Ho Chi Minh—the name means "The One Who Shines" — went from Paris to Moscow and studied revolutionary techniques. In the mid-1920s he went back to Asia and in 1930 formed the Indochi- nese Communist party. Fought Japanese In 1940, in southern China, he founded the Vietminh—league for the Independence of Viet Nam. Indochina, slightly larger than Texas, is made of up of three associated states: Laos, Cambodia and Viet Narn. Tne vietminh had nationalist backing. In 1944, with aid from the" Americans who were fighting the Japanese—the latter held Indochina then—Ho Chi Minh went back into his homeland with several hundred Vietminh partisans. He cooperated with the 14th Air Force's pilot-rescue teams and made several raids against the Japanese. In return .American intelligence officers helped him. Arms were parachuted to him. When the Japanese surrendered, Ho Chi Minh entered Hanoi tri- IT'S NOT MATCHLESS Paris gendarme Georges Dussaus- •ay displays a model of the famed Rouen Cathedral which he created of matchstlcks. It took him three months to finish the masterpiece, which is currently on exhibit at the Police Art Show ID Paris. umphantly and on Sept. 2, 1945, proclaimed his -"Democratic Republic of Viet Nam." On March 6, 1946, France recognized Viet Nam as a republic under Ho Chi Minh. He negotiated with the French for independence. The French, reluctant to yield what had been theirs for 100 years, hemmed and hawed. And on Dec. 19, 1946. Ho Chi Minn's Vietminh turned against the French in open war. It was only guerrilla war. It became a good-sized war later when the Reds took over China and could pump supplies to him. Now, with the help of the Chinese, Ho Chi Minh has the French in precarious position. This country doesn't want the French to quit, saying a victory for Ho Chi Minh would be the first move in making all Southeast Asia Communist. Nationalism Strong Since 1950 this country has given the French in Indochina over 500 million dollars a year in military help. This year it steps up to more than one billion dollars. And the United States may get in even deeper. What's the matter with the Vietnamese people in general? Why don't they rush to the .aid of the French to overwhelm Ho Chi Minh? For one thing there is strong nationalism in Indochina, particularly in Viet Nam, which has about 22 million of the country's 26 million people. The remainder are in Laos and Cambodia. France has granted none of them full independence, although she is moving in that direction. Reports from Associated Press correspondents in Indochina since last summer say that probably half of the 12 million Vietnamese living in the zone controlled by Bao Dai (who is backed by the French as head of the Viet Nam government) are directly aiding the Vietminh, or indirectly supporting them. But only a fraction of the population is really Communist. Most .are just anti-French. About eight million of Viet Nam's 22 million live in areas controlled by Ho Chi Minh . Russell Brines, an AP reporter who visited Indochina last year with Vice President Nixon, quoted French officers as saying they can count on only 10 per cent of the people of Viet Nam. QUEENS HIGH - Statuesque Nydia Otero, typical of Puerto Rico's younger generation 01 beauties, is wearing two crowns these days. Selected Queen of the Commonwealth's lavish Cohdado Beach Carnival, this winter, the 16-year-old nuss now has been chosen Queen ol the island's fourth annual Orchid Show. Some blossom! Youth Dies from Poison TULSA, Okla. (/P)—Burdett Watts. 13, died in agony last night 30 minutes alter drinking a concoction he mixed with his toy chemistry set. An autopsy is planned. Relieves Muscular Paid #J7 St.Joseph ASPIRIN World's Largest Seller at HK From Hays Fashion 95 100% super Orion knitted suit. A Spring sensation in the fash- ion set and completely wash- able tool Done in a smart novelty weave as only jan» Irwill can do it. Comfortable, fashionable and priced to fit your pocketbook. Available in White, Pink, Blue or Maizt. Sizes 10 to 18. SUMMER DARLING \ BY BETTY BARCLAY Charming and amazingly flattering with its scalloped pique collar and pocket studded with rhinestones. In combed and pre-shrunk silky cotton broadcloth. Pink, blue, aqua. Sizes 7 to 15. Lady Engineer Receives Award CHICAGO t.Pi—Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbirth. 73. engineer, author and educator, toniRht will receive the annual Washington Award from the Western Society of Engineers. Dr. Gilbreth. of Montctair. N. J., is the first woman to be so honored since the award was first made to Herbert Hoover in 1919. She is being cited for her outstanding contribution to engineering and scientific management and for her devotion to the problems of the handicapped. Zso Zsa, Porfirio On Way to Paris TETERBOJRO. N. J. (Th—Actress Zsa Zsa G'abor and playboy Porfirio Rublrosa were on their way to Paris today—but not together. The Dominican diplomat, left Last nipht from Teterboro Airport in his private plane. The blonde actress, with whom he has been linked romantically, took off in « commercial airliner from New York's Idlewild Airport. WARNING ORDER No. 12.657 Myrtle M. Rogers is warned to appear in the Chancery Court for the Chickasawbn District of Mississippi County. Arkansas, within 30 days next after the date hereof, to answer a complaint filed apainst. her by S. F. Rogers. Dated this 6th day of April, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON. Clerk. L/TTLf Ul— Love is whot mokes o giH od- mire virtues in o fellow thot he doesn't possess. «NU* World Speed Flight Delayed * BURBANK. Calif. (£»)—An indefinite postponement has been called in Mrs- Diana Bixby's projected round-the-world speed flight. The Long: Beach. Calif., flier said that modification are required on her converted British Mosquito bomber plane and that they will not be completed by the time the present favorable weather ends. By OPAL DOYLE. D. C. Marcus Evrard. Atty, for Pltf. Jesse Taylor, Atty. Ad Liteni. 4/7-14-21-28 Gat fast, toothing rtli«f with I PERCY MEDICINE Burglars Seek Vitality DENVER (/T> — The Dorr Drugstore was burglarized yesterday of 43 bottles of vitamin pills. A "talking dictionary" h*i been Invented which pronounce* words audibly for the user and which can be rigged to translate written foreign language* Into Audible English. Only DAYS LEFT! 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