The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1954 · Page 12
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 12

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 23, 1954
Page 12
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BLTTHKVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWi FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1954 Bottlt for Indochina Time Vital Element in Saving Indochina From Being Overrun by Communism New Comic Panel Witl Begin In Courier News on Monday By WHXM.M L. KYAX f Foreigm News Analyst of a Series) SINGAPORE (AP) — fcido- ohMia can be saved from com . maoism but to do so decisive ly, short of creating a new Korea situation, will take time. M time runs out. if the war is lost on the military, political and psychological fronts the line of defense for the free world against communism may faH back to the Philippines, Formosa and Japan. The loss could mean all but the end of Western influence on most of the Asian mainland, & great upsurge of Communist economic and political power. The Geneva conference opens Monday. Men of experience believe tfcat the Geneva the free world, with firmness and determination not to throw in the sponge tor a deceptive peace which might eventually spf! 1 the doom of Indochina, can gain the. extension of time needed to turn back Bed expansion in the East. What is fee free world up against? What must it do? I asked these questions oo many people in Indochina. Here are some of the answers I got: Political and psychological — Most heavily stressed was the need to pro\ T ide a bandwagon for the apathetic, indifferent people of Viet Nam, give them an ideal and gix'e them a leader to rally around. No matter what is said about Ho Chi Minh, the French and Vietnamese cannot dodge the fact he is looked upon by a large section of the masses as the country's savior, a man who will drive out the foreigner, a man who stands for Vietnamese nationalism. And this is the constant theme of the propaganda poured into Viet Nam by Communist media. The people have been cruelly buffeted about for 12 years, since tiie Japanese invaded in 1942. Now many want most of all just to be left alone. There is a deep antipathy for the Chinese, who dominated the country for a thousand years, who enraged the population during the occupation after the Japanese fall at foe end of World War EL Yet not enough has been done to tell •fine Vietnamese masses that victory for Ho also will mean victory for the Red Chinesd. One American suggested the French still could mold Bao Dai into a leader, possibly by putting a helmet on him, giving him a command post, dramatizing him as a hero. Bao Dai lacks much as a leader, but he is intelligent, and if' he had been given a proper chance years ago under the French to be anything but a puppet he might have becom£ the true leader of his, country. As it is. now Bao Dai him-' self apparently is unsure what would happen to him if he bowed to demands for election of a constituent assembly. He has never opposed it outright but consistently parried it by such means as insisting the time was not ripe. One of Bao Dai's great troubles is that the masses in the rice fields don't know him or anything about him, despite the legend extant among many foreigners that he is a revered leader because of his royal line. Bao Dai is not the only one unsure about an election. Many persons are quite certain if the election were ordered the Communists immediately would step up their infiltration campaign of confusion, sabotage and terror. Some starts have been made on the propaganda front. The United States is trying to help and has doubled the staff of the XI. S. Information Agency in the past three months. Its budget will reach $750,000 in fiscal 1955. The ¥. S, experts help he French and Vietnamese in preparing leaflets, give advice on how to sell the Vietnamese on their own defense. This is difficult since so large a section of the population is illiterate. Much use is made of pictures and words are kept to the simplest. There have been some encouraging returns. Leaflets bearing safe passage coupons, dropped | cans train Vietnamese. I remarked that this seemed at variance with Gen. Navarre's views. "No comment," retorted the governor. But Indochina is Navarre's war. This has meant up to now he would not tolerate American training of Vietnamese. Partly, it seems a matter of French face and pres- tibe, partly it seems a throwback on & Vietminh area, recently brought 600 defectors across, including some Vietminh draftees, but this was well above the average result. The French too. have to French reluctance to see an independently operating Viet Nam army. The French apparently are happy enough, howevei, to be trained in the use and maintenance of made a j equipment. Practically all the air- start in psychological war. An example is the "Atlante" operation on the southeast coastal area where the Vietminh has been in control since 1945. Early this year, the French made a landing in force there. They were not out for annihilation of the enemy but sought to clear him out. Then the plan was set upcontrol under na- ;ive provincial leaders. People who lad been under Vietminh control began drifting back. Some spoke of their disillusionment with treatment under the Communists. But I asked a high French officer if there had been any real widespread'and X'iolent feeling against the Vietminh. He shrugged .and said: "Cleared areas show mostly that the man who is stronger wins out— that's about all." Atlante has been advertised as a sort of test operation to show whether in conditions of military talemjate the war can be won on jolitical grounds. Some French think it might be won that way. iven enough time. Yet there have been questions about its timing, ome of Commander in Chief Henri STavarre's critics say he chose a bad time to use up several mobile groups desperately needed in the north. But Atlante is generally ooked upon as a good and prob- bly, in the long run, a valuable operation. Military—it was repeated again and again that the crying need is for Vietnamese officers above company and battalion grade — that is, field grade officers who can relieve the French and take over command of the troops. Schools are thurning- out nqncoms and lower grade officers fast but not fast enough, not able enougfo. Americans, whose government is pouring a billion dollars annually into the French budget to support the Indochinese war, say they think they can train officers and infantry more quickly than the French. Apparently, American help in this respect would be welcomed by some high-ranking Vietnamese, including Gov. Nguyen Hun Tri of North Viet Nam. He told me it fare, jungle warfare in World War II and in Korea, much about Chinese ways of waging war. Innocence personified and devil! try magnified are the two outstanding characteristics of a diminutive dynamo called "Sweetie Pie." She's the top attraction of the new comic panel, of that name which begins Monday in the Courier News. You'll meet Sweetie Pie's family- Mom, Dad and Schultz, an un- There are grueling tasks ahead for the French and the Vietnamese if they are to win out. Militarily, the French must devise ways to keep cleared the areas they hold, to prevent constant infiltration. But at, the same time, they must go over to he offensive'. Boh jobs at once are difficult with the forces available. As the Viet Nam army grows in size and capability, the offensive actions can be increased, but even then it probably will be three or four years before the Vietminh planes in Indochina are U.S. craft, ,™ w V" " £»T* £• . vieunmn also landing ships, vehicles, other could be . S ^ uee2ed sufficiently for equipment and supplies. But as for advice on fighting the war, they seem to say they'll fight it their way. They insist Indochina is no Korea and are right in many ways, but the Americans also learned much about mobile war- men and territory to permit the French and Vietnamese to claim victory. With time a big factor, many in Indochina listen anxiously for indications of the political atmosphere in Paris or Geneva. DYESS NEWS Mrs. J. E. JACOBS Vietnamese j Hams. Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge Ford and sons of Wilson spent Sunday afternoon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warner Hargraves. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warhurst and children of Memphis spent the week end here with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Grant Collar, S and son, Jim, of Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Collar, Jr., of Fayetteville, spent the Easter holidays here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ray D. Johnston. Mr. nad Mrs. J. S. Barnes had as their guests three of their children for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Wooten and son of Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. James Phillips and children of Little Rock, Mrs. Louise Jennings and children of Lepanto, Mr. and Mrs, H. A. Pickens and children of Houston, Tex. Mr. and Mrs. Mickey McArthur and children of Hughes spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Wil- Mrs. Bill Noblin and children, Brenda and Ronnie, spent Sunday at Jonesboro with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Noblin. Mi 1 , and Mrs. Seth Edd Bennett of Memphis spent the week end here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Bennett.. Granville Sornson, Bobby Harris, Misses Ruby Nell and Ollie Fay Harris attended the Blackwood Brothers concert at Ellis auditorium Friday night. The Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Peterson of Dyes.? and Miss Nina Jean would be valuable to have Amcri- ! Peterson of Blytheville spent several j days at Moberly, Mo., with the Rev. and Mrs. John Peterson. Miss Patsy Marshall of Dyess and Kennett, Mo., and Billy Franks of Kennett were married last Saturday night. Miss jsveiyn Morris of Osceola and Jimmy Smith of Dyess, students as Sehatobia Junior College at Senatobia, Miss., were married last week. Mr. and Mrs. harnessed source of canine companionship for Miss Mischief. Her patient parents are most often the victim of Sweetie Pie'* pranks and innocent mischief-makings. The new comic panel is drawn by 24-year-old Nadine Seltzer, who credits much of her inspiration from her own imagination and the combined antics of four younger brothers and sisters. Miss Seltzer is a self-taught artist who has been drawing ever since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She has gained an excellent background for drawing Sweetie pie- through her work in cartoon advertising and greeting-card, illustration. Combining her drawing talents Sweetie Pie with a rare sense of humor, Miss Seltzer produces many Sweetie Pie cartoons at odd hours. Quite often, she explains, she finds herself groping about for pencil and paper in the middle of the night to record the elements of a Sweetie Pie gag. Davis and family in Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Williams and son, Harold and Joe, spent Easter holidays at Newbern, Tenn., as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lum Street. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Hinson and daughter, Linda, Mrs. Mary Jones, Kathy and Judy and Lester Jacobs of Henderson were guests Friday and Saturday of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jacobs and Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs. Miss Evelyn Anderson of Memphis spent the Easter holidays here with her parents,, Mr. and Mrs. Tom J. R. Clifton and Anderson . son returned from Pontiac, Mich., i Miss Mozell Williams and Miss Saturday. Miss Tommy Christwell of Memphis spent last week with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley McAfee. Mrs. Sam Noblin of Detroit, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Noblin and son, Norman, of High Wycombe, near Loridon, England, were in Dyess Saturday. They are the guests of Mrs. Oscar Anderson spent Friday in Memphis. Prolific Eleven chinchillas were brought with great difficulty, from the high Andes to the United States in 1923 Their descendants now are s> numerous that they stock hundreds of chinchilla ranches operating in this country. TAILOR MADE Auto & Truck Seat Covers Any Kind — All Prices — We Have It — Convertible Tops Gilbert's Auto Upholstery North Highway 61 Phone 3-6742 Work Done At Night By Appointment USED AUTO PARTS Rebuilt Transmissions . .. Generators and Starters ... Radiators . . . Batteries . . Tires »>on. HESTERS s«ith 3-3186 COAL & SALVAGE YARD Hiway 61 On the road.., on the street...In the driveway.. N MORE SENSATIONAL THAN IT LOOKS! For*a sensation beyond expectation —try the readability, smooth response, effortless handling of this amazing new "Rocket" Oldsmobilel NiMfr-Cfett 4-D»ot Stdart. A CwMra/ Motor, Many people are sold on Oldsmobile's new "Dream Car" Ninety-Eight just from seeing it. Frankly, we can see why. But other people—like yon—want more than glamor in a car. To you, we'll let the "Dream Car" Ninety-Eight speak for itself— with dream car per* formance! Here's a solid, earth-bound readability combined with the air-borne sensation of mighty "Rocket" Engine power. The brawn of Safety Power Steering* to help you master every driving situation. And sure-footed, safer stopping with new Oldsraobile Power Brakes*. We hope you'll come in soon. Let this magnificent beauty—this "Dream Car" Classic Ninety-Eight—sell iUclf to you with action! •ROOKKTCNOINK L.DSIVIOBI ~7tLsu RESOLUTION To Whom It May Concern: A meeting of the Board of Directors of Armorel School District No. 9 of Mississippi County, Arkansas, \fas held at Armorel, in Mississippi County, on the first day of March, 1954, at the hour of 7:30 p.m. All members of the board had due notice of the time and place of said meeting and the purpose thereof, and the following members were present to-wit: E. L. Hale, Arthur Vance, E. M. Regenold, Eddie Hagen, R. L. Adkisson. Being a quorum. The following Resolution was adopted: Be it resolved that this school board in accordance with provisions of Act 384 of the Acts of the General Assembly of 1953, will file application with the State Board' Lirru i/z— Ir^UR They coll it "toke home" pay because that's about the only place it will take you. WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Eula Mae Fruchey, Pltf. vs. No. 12,669 Wilbur Stanley Fruchey, Dft. The defendant, Wilbur Stanley of Education for a loan from the Revolving Loan Fund in amount of $3,070.00, to be evidenced by a Certificate of Indebtedness and to be retired over a period of 5 years from revenues accruing to Operat- ng fund. The proceeds of the loan will be used for: Purchase of new Ford — 60 passenger bus. 4/23/54 DON'T FORGET BAR-B-QUE LAKE STREET -METHODIST CHURCH. Fruchey, is hereby warned to ajv pear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Eula Mae Fruchey. Dated this 22nd day of AprH, 1954. SEAL GERALDINE LISTON, Cierfc, By OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Guy Walls, Atty. for Pltf. Ed B. Cook, Atty. Ad. Litem. 4/23-30-5/7-14 NATIONAL PARK, AKKAMMf Health and happiness a*e %• ways in season—ai»d tnett r $ 1*6 better place to give them a too* than Hot Springs! A staff of expert attendants it maintained in the Majestic Hotel- Baih Department, Under their skilled treatment, you will find- glowin.T health and contentment replace" aches, tension and worries. And remember, our Bath House is operated in accordance with regulations prescribed by the National Park Servke of the XJ. S. 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