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MONDAY, MAY 24,1954 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Reds Won't Accept Anything But Surrender of West in Asia EDITOR'S NOTE: William L. Ryan spent six weeks in Southeast Asia, traveling: to Indochina and the nearby countries endangered by a Communist sweep southward. He then went to Geneva to Check his findings at the Geneva conference. This is the first of a series this week on the prospects in "The Battle for Asia." By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst There is not the slightest indication at the Geneva conference that the Communists will accept anything but surrender of the West in Asia. Apparently, they are sure Communism is on a victorious march, with the decisive battle for Viet Nam all but behind them. The Russians s.re calling the tune here, even preparing the speeches of the Communist Vietminh representatives in the Russian language. After a month of talk, there seems no prospect of anything but obstruction and deadlock. The Russians exude confidence that they hold the trump cards. Communism is relying heavily on a drive to turn Asian nationalism and Asian fears into potent weapons against the West in a long-term struggle for domination of a continent. The Unit-d States ha^ been losing Legal Blocks Stall Action in Slaying Of Army Officers Can't Extradite Suspect of 1946 Murders in Germany FRANKFURT. Germany (/P)—Legal roadblocks stalled action today in the 1946 ax-arson slaying of three American, army officers in Germany. TJ. S. Chief Prosecutor Thomas Lancian announced the present evidence was not legally sufficient to ask the extradition of James M. Leech of Lima. Ohio, a former Army captain. Leech was accused last Friday by Lancian's deputy, of the savage murder of the three officers, Jan. 7, 1946, at Passau, Germany. Leech has denied the killings. Informed in Lima of Lancian's announcement, the Ohioan told a newsman: "All I know about this is what has been supplied me by the newspapers. I have nothing official on this latest move: When the final decision is reached, I'll still be here." Seven Charges Leech faces three charges of murder, three of intentional manslaughter and one of arson in the deaths of Maj. Everett S. Confran of Washington, D. C.; Capt. Adrian L. Wessler. of New Rochelle, N. Y.; 'and 1st Lt. Stanley M. Rosewater of Omaha, Neb. The charges were field by Deputy U. S. Prosecutor William Canfield, of Hampden, Mass., after the Army had turned over the files of the case to U. S. High Commission legal authorities a few weeks ago. Canfield had irjiicated he intended to go ahead* with, a -request for extradition of Leech; but Lancian stepped into the case : and stopped him. '.?:>, «' ,~vv^;':'. In a statement'last-night, Lan- cian declared the evidence "is not in its present form legally sufficient" for such a request. The chief prosecutor said his office apparently would not be able to forward the case to the U. S. ,high commissioner for at least three weeks. battles in this propaganda war, though it has not yet, by any means, lost the war. Asian distrust of the West, after a century of colonial domination, is being twisted and turned against the United States in a political-psychological offensive designed to win cheap victories. • • * The Communists are not concerned with masses now. This war is for the intellectuals, the educated layer of -Asians from whose ranks come the raw materials for government and leadership. In those ranks, America has been losing friends. They are not going over to the Communist side, but in frustration are retiring into a neutral shell. And that serves the Communist cause. For one who has just returned from Asia there is an atmosphere almost of fantasy here in Geneva. Talk of "united action" in Asia seems removed from reality. At the moment, prospects seem dim for any Southeast Asia defense system under United States inspiration or protection. That may yet change as the Communist breath gets hotter on Southeast Asian necks. If so, the United States hopes to have the framework of an alliance which those nations can join if they choose. But in an extensive tour of that vast, underdeveloped, poverty-ridden area if found that, with few exceptions, Asian leaders cling .to the view that any involvement in a bloc — however defenseive it may be — will make Asia the cockpit for World War m. With the understanding they would not be quoted by name, Asian leaders spoke frankly of their fears and frustrations in trying to build new nations in an area whose unplumbed riches and geographical position make it a tempting target for Red expansion. * • * "Those who want to be friends of the United State? are falling silent now," an elderly pro-American statesman told me sadly. "It is becoming just as politically unwise in this part of the world to take the side of the United States as it is for you in the States to take the part of Red China." Asian leaders are alive to the internal Communist threat and have been fighting it consistently. They fear communism. But first of all they fear a new general war. Because of this, however, mistakenly they fear the United States. They do not believe Americans have any aggressive designs on them. But they have a dread that actions of the United States in a head-on clash with the Soviet Union might plunge Asia into the most dreadful of all wars. They insist they have won substantial victories over their domestic Communists and can keep them in check, short of invasion from China. But many of these anti-Comrnu- nist leaders themselves help Communist propaganda along. Anti-colonialism is the cement holding these new nations together. Many a leader is not averse to transferring the former fear of Britain, France or Holland over to the United States. Several frankly admitted this to me. Certainly the two largest nations, India and Indonesia, would have to be counted out of a Southeast Asian alliance as matters stand now. And Burma likely would cast i. cautious look northward. .That leaves Pakistan, Thailand and Malaya, short of a defense line pushed all the way back to the Pacific island chain. Glass of Schnapps Keeps Doc Away KOENIGSLUTTER, Germany (&) —A glass of schnapps a day keeps the doctor away. That's the advice of Mrs. Karoline Matkowski. Germany's . oldest resident, who celebrated her IHth birthday anniversary today. Mrs. Matkowski settled in this small village near Brunswick after she fled from her native Romania 10 years ago. Terrific Toad Tops Twain ANGELS CAMP, calif. (#>) Lucky Lager, with three prodigious leaps totaling 16 feet 10 inches, set a new frog jumping record and won owner Roy Weimer $1,000 yesterday in the 27th annual contest based on Mark Twain's famous story. Lucky Lager bettered by 8 inches the mark set in 1944 by Maggie. In Twain's story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County," a villain loaded the favorite with buckshot and it never got off the ground. Dogs Save Purses NEW YORK (/PHPOHce with purse-snatching problem* might look to London's Hyde Park police for a hint, the Dog Welfare Guild says. In 1948, the Guild says, Hyde Park officers had 214 purse snatch- ings to contend with. After adding dogs trained for police work to the park staff, the number of cases dropped to 18 in 1962. What Are PILES' Dangers OPENS 6:45 EACH NIGHT SHOW STARTS AT DUSK 2 SHOWS EVERY NITE! RAIN or SHINE! •••••^••••••••••••••••^• LAST TIMES TONIGHT Released Thru United Artist. WOMAN Cartoons: "Forest Fantasy" & "Funny Bunnies' SHOCKING! 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First they had to get him out of town. They contacted Jim Stevens' sister in Fresno and arranged for her to invite him up there for a visit. Then they set to work, with parental supervision, and painted his house — a job they knew he had been planning but had postponed to work with them. It helped that a painting contractor was chairman of the parents' committee for the troop. "We figured that since he'd given so much of his time to us, we owed him a little in return," said 15- year-old Scout Warren Smith. factors, including: 1. Postwar letdown. Enrollment jsually slumps for a time aftei each war because of a letdown in national interest in military matters. This time the slump* seems to have been a little larger. 2. Delay in nominations to the academy made by senators and congressmen. This, too, may be following a normal pattern. In congressional election years, the Army has found that * Congress members often hold off on nominations of students until after election. The legislators are alloted 85 per cent of appointments to the academy; the others are filled on competitive basis. West Point officials say that even though they probably could find qualified candidates to fill all vacancies, they would not want to do it. The practice is to admit between 750 and 775 each year. A greater number imposes an overload on the teaching staff of the school. About 2,000 men took examinations last March for admission, with results of these tests to be determined soon. Other tests for admission will be held in June. A graduating class usually numbers about 450, with the difference between that and an entering class accounted for by such things as academic failure, resignations, illness and death. Stiff academic standards account for the most dropouts. The biggest single loss for any other reason came in 1951 from charges of "cribbing" made against cadets. About 90 students dropped from the rolls, most of them football players. 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Their task is a tremendous one as the future of our great nation depends upon their teachings. . . This is Teachers' Appreciation Week, and we wish to take this- means to express our gratitude to our teachers for a job well done. THE FARMERS & TRUST COMPANY The Oldest Bank In Mississippi County "TIME TRIED - PANIC TESTED" F.O.I.C. - |lt,fl<M) Each Deposit Member Felfrrai Reserve Systrn

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