The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1954 · Page 2
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 18, 1954
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PAGE TWO fLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY IS, 1954 U.S. Officials Say Soviet Agents Are Infiltrating Central America By NORMAN CARIGNAN WASHINGTON (AP) — American authorities said today they are convinced Moscow has turned loose,Communist agitators to foment strife and chaos in volatile Central America. This belief, TJ. S. Diplomats said, is based on recent developments in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras and climaxed now by an apparently large shipments of arms to Guate- niaia from Communist-controlled Stettin. Once a German port but now incorporated into Red Poland. The S t a "*- e , Department announced late yesterday that an unspecified quantity and type of amis now are being unloaded from a cargo ship of Swedish registry at the-Guatemalan port of Puerto Barrios. The. announcement said that: "Because of the "origin of these armSj the point of. their embarkation, their" desflnation and the quantity ofarms involved, the Department of State considers that this 3s a development of gravity." For a number of years the United Stages has blocked all arms states to Guatemala. It has repeatedly ; --charged too that Guatemala is the center of Communist agitation 'in Central America and that its government is "playing th« Communist game." Looking back over unrest In Central America during the past six weeks, American authorities said they, believe the signal for this activity came from Moscow late last year. At that time, they recalled Guatemala's three top Communist leaders visited Moscow. •Since then, they said, these event* have occurred: On April 3, Nlcaraguan exiles from Costa Rica unsuccessfully tried to assassinate anti-Communist Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza., Somoza has ruled "Nicaragua for about 30 years and his death, officials said, would cause a political vacuum and a prolonged political upheaval. He is also regarded as one of the most active anti-Communists in Central America and an arch-foe of Guatemala. Cache of Arms Found Suhsequently a cache of arms was found along a lonely stretch of the Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Included were 2 submachineguns, 20 hand grenades, 4 automatic pis- tola and 40 rifles described as bearing hammer and sickle markings. At the end of April, almost all of the banana workers, numbering over 20,000, in the northern sector of Honduras went out on a wildcat strike. Workers in shops, telephone exchanges and hospitals also struck, paralyzing the entire area. Guatemala lies just to the north of Honduras. 9 The Honduran government threw three newly arrived Guatemalan consuls out of the area and last week Secretary of State Dulles suggested they may have triggered the walkout. The strike has been W*H disciplined with little or no violence, but it has been endorsed by tae Communist-dominated General Labor Confederation of Guatemala and the Communist-run World Federation of Trade Unions. "We* feel even more clearly," said one U.S. official who asked not to be named, ''that there is a degree of activilty in Central America that cannot be explained by sources within the area itself. "Each of these incidents requires time, organisation and money. Conceivably each might be READY FOR A CHANCE?—Apparently Rep. Victor Wickersham, Democrat of Oklahoma, is, as he attaches a- new auto plate to his car in Washington, D. C. The plates are going to be issued by Democratic State Committees. Wilson Library Gets New Books WILSON — A number of new books have been placed on the shelves at the Wilson Library recently, Mrs. Elstner D. Beall, librarian, has announced. They include: New Adult Fiction — "The High and the Mighty." Ernest K. Gann; 'Rendezvous," Rose Franken; "Lucinda Marries The Doctor," Elizabeth Seifert; "Adrift," Bassett; "Beyond This Place," A. J. Cronin; "Not As A Stranger," Morton Thompson; "The Newcomer," 'lyde Brion Davis; "Lord of The Isles," Donald Barr Chidsey; Death in High Heels," Chrislianna Brand; "The Gambler," Brand. Additions to the juvenile collec- ;ion—"Here and Now Story Book," Lucy Spragus Mitchell; "Hans Brinker," Mary Mapes Dodge; 'Kidnapped," Robert Louis Stevinson; "The American Mother Goose," Ray Wood; "The Duck," ixplained by some local condition, but their timing and aim suggests ;entral direction and purpose." Ylla and Brown; "Read With Me," Krum; "Forty Rainy Day Games for Boys and Girls," Horowitz; "In Bible Days," Hartman. , Boy Scout Merit Badge Books — Plumbing, Life Saving; Farm Mechanics, Farm Records' and Bookkeeping; Journalism, Home Repairs, Reading, Swimming, Animal Industry, Soil and Wa<er Conservation, Wood Work, Public Speaking, Gardening, Metal Work,, Wildlife Management, Poultry Keeping, Marksmanship, Hiking, Archery, Bird Study, Art, Astronomy, Auto- mobiling, Cycling, Cotton Farming, Cooking, Citizenship, Corn Farming, Basketry, Camping, Bookbinding, Pioneering, Agriculture, Nature, and Farm Home and Its Planning. Licoln's Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 freed the slaves only in the states that were in rebellion. It was the 13th Amendment, ratified DC. 18. 1865, that outlawd slavery in the United States, Three ways to enjoy a baby SIMPLIFY THE WORK — an automatic washing machine and electric dryer do his laundry MORE TIME FOR BABY WHEN YOU LIVE ELECTRICALLY! MORE TIME WITH dUhwuhtr do th* dish* HAVE MORE FUN WITH HIM-an electric water heater maket bath-time gay .JL. Ark-Mo Power Co Pennsylvania Holds Primary Elections Today Both Parties Chose Candidates After Mild Campaign PHILADELPHIA Ml —Pennsylvanians today selected Republican and Democratic candidates for governor. Congress and a number of other state posts after a mild primary campaign. Although fair skies and ' cool weather prevailed, only about half of the 5,071,000 registered voters were expected to cast their ballots before the 8 p.m. closing time. The campaigning has been tepid compared to the bitter GOP struggle of four years ago when Sen. James H. Duff and Gov. John S. F»ine successfully attacked the organization headed by National Committeeman G. Mason Owlett and, former Sen. Joseph R. Grundy. Pennsylvania does not permit its governors to succeed themselves. Although Duff and Fine have fallen out, they both supported the so- called "harmony" slate headed by Lt. Gov, Lloyd H. Wood, a 56- year-old attorney and turkey grower from nearby Montgomery County. Wood was opposed by independents Thomas S. Stephenson, president of the Pennsylvania Home Rule Assn., and Gordon F. Chamberlain, a farmer. State Sen. George M. Leader, a 36-year-old York County poultry- man, carried the backing of the Democratic State Committee for governor against Dr. William D. McClelland, Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) coroner, and Charles J. Schmitt, an advocate of legalized pari-mutuel betting. Thirty congressmen are up for re-election, including Rep. Samuel K. McConnell Jr. (R-Pa), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, and Rep. Richard M. Simpson, who is heading the national GOP congressional campaign. There are no Senate contests. OUT TO BEAT THE RECORD-A French Navy FNRS III depth boat is lowered into the water 20 miles off Dakar for a test dive Capt Nicolas Houot, of the French Navy, and Henn Wilm, a marine engineer, plan to challenge Prof. Auguste Picard's record of 10,344 feet. The duo will make the attempt 120 miles off the Dakar coast in French West Africa. DORTCHSOY 67 (Early) DORTCHSOY 2 (Mid-Season) DORTCHSOY 31 (Late) Non-Certified — Treated ROBERT I DORTCH SEED FARMS SCOTT, ARK. Phone: Little Rock WI 5-2858 Tokyo Workers Strike for Right To Pet on Job TOKYO UP) — Employes of a Tokyo pinball parlor are striking for—among' other things—the right to pet on the job. Eleven men ana three women complained also about working 13 hours daily for $9 a month, food and lodging. But their loudest howl was the prohibition against petting. Two couples ware fired for displays of affection. 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