The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1954 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 26, 1954
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WEDNESDAY, MAY 26, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) NEWS Reds Use Blackmail, Kidnapping To Recruit Followers in S. E. Asia (One of a Series) By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst GENEVA, May 26 (AP) — Wong Fuifoo's schoolmaster was a persuasive fellow. So, al most before he knew it, Wong became a Communist terrorist. Wong's history is, in brief, the history of nine years of jungle warfare in Malaya, the story of Communist recruitment in Southeast Asia by persuasion, blackmail and kidnaping. Wong, a young Malayan Chinese, was a bright student, the kind the Communists like to take over. He lived in the Layang Layang area of British-ruled Malaya. One Wong a list of foodstuffs to buy at the village store. Wang carried out the errand. Five times more the same thing happened. It became routine. The sixth time, unsuspecting Wong was asked to place the food under a palm tree near the village road. Wong did so. Then schoolmaster Ho had him. The police, Wong was told, suspected him of supplying food to a civilian Chinese organization supplying Red terrorists in the jungle. This was a serious offense. The British-Malayan "Operation Kitchener," cracking down on the Red supply line, had reduced the terrorists in many areas living on oil palm nuts. Communist Ho Chi Minn was looked upon as a Vietnamese patriot. But today these three countries face bitter reality. One of Burma's outstanding leaders expressed his deep worry that Indochina meant "a progressive Communist encirclement of Burma." In Thailand, the government casts a wary eye at the 50,000 people of Vietnamese extraction inside Thai borders who already are politically inclined toward Ho Chi Minh. The only thing Wong could do, schoolmaster Ho told him, was hide out. Wong believed it. He joined the Communists afield. He remained with them until he was punished for shooting a wild boar while on sentry duty. Then he escaped and surrendered to the British-Malayan forces. In Malaya the Red terrorist movement is in deep trouble in its jungle fastnesses. As matters stand now, the Reds are also faring badly in Burma, a republic of 18 million freed by the British in 1947. In neighboring Thailand, the sturdily pro-Western Siamese are cracking down on Chinese elements suspect of fostering underground Red activities. But revolution marks time across the borders. The outlawed domestic Reds are hanging on, waiting for a Communist victory in Indochina. If that comes, a high British source told me, the Communists can be ex- both their political and their shooting wars. All three countries once based their view of events in Indochina on emotion. Tehy wanted to see it only- as a patriotic, nationalist movement against the French. Such organizations as the Free Kachins from Burma and the Free Thais from Thailand sit in Red China. Someday the time may be ripe for them to return and set "internal" risings in motion. Burma leaders, uncomfortably aware of the country's peril, say publicly they do not fear communism short of an invasion from China. But a Burmese government leader told me there Would be no official statement forthcoming on the Indochina situation because the government wanted to avoid antagonizing China. It is strarige to American ears to hear Burmese leaders in public speeches denouncing the United States as a colonial power. The violent attacks are all against America. Privately, Burmese will admit that this is because there is nothing immediate to fear from Americans. There is from China. Part of this anti-Americanism —i and it is largely a superficial sentiment — stems from the presence in Burma of Chinese Nationalist troops, for which Burma leaders blame the Americans. The troops escaped across Burma's frontier when the Communists won China's mainland. "America was at least indirectly responsible," a government leader told me, "because the KMT (Kuo- mintang) troops were equipped with American arms and munitions. America feared Burma was going Communist and thus wanted to use the KMT.'" He added that America's attitude evidently has changed, but since the United States is helping to re- move the Nationalist troops, but insisted the presence of the KMT had prevented Burma from taking a strong anti-Communist stand. The Socialist party ruling Burma was founded as a Marxist party. It still is. The interpretation originally was close to Moscow communism. Now it is veering away from Moscow in a revolution against totalitarianism. Burma, Thailand and Malaya all have a large Chinese population, and Chinese Communist propaganda pours into Burma and Thailand. In Malaya, the Communist movement is more than 95 per cent Chinese. Sleeping Bogs End Impasse PHOENIX, Ariz. (ff>) — For three and a half hours a stubborn battle was fought in silence along a lonely road here. It began when two cars met on the narrow thoroughfare—too narrow for both to pass. The impasse grew tense. Soon three youths hopped from one car. They lounged on the road bank, read, played cards. The other driver gnashed his teeth, but refused to back out. When the trio reached for sleeping bags—210 minutes later—their battle was won. New Zealand Diplomat To Britain Dies in London LONDON (£>)—Sir Frederick W- Doidge, 70, New Zealand's high commissioner in Britain, died today at his London home. He had been ailing about a week. Doidge became high commissioner in 1951 after serving as New Zealand's foreign minister..A longtime newspaperman in both New Zealand and England, he entered politics in 1938 when he was elected to the New Zealand Parliament. PAGE FIVl TWO-WHEEL TUNER — Bike riders can now enjoy their favorite radio program as they pedal along. The man's right hand locates the receiver, and the lamp-like piece on the left side of the handlebar is the loudspeaker. Batteries which operate the set are under the seat. The antenna is attached to front wheel. Manufacturers in Stockholm, Sweden, claim the radio can be installed in five minutes. Top Russian Chess Players To Compete in US for Jst Time Read Courier News Classified Ads. By GEOFFREY GOULD NEW YORK m— The best chess olayers in Russia are coming to America for the first time to lock wits with a handpicked American earn in an international match opening June 16. The Russians, who almost came here last year but changed their minds at the last minute, will be ed by world champion Mikhail Botvinnik. In many ways the eight-day tournament will be remarkable. It will be the most definitive meeting thus far between Russian and American teams, although an American team lost to Russians in Moscow eight years ago. It will be the first time the Soviets have met America's ! best on their home grounds. | Botvinnik, who has dominated the ' upper echelons of the chess world for many years, will be pitted against the American Samuel Reshevsky. Other pairingi have not been announced. The Botvinnik-Reshevsky match is a natural. Reshevsky, who is 43, is generally acclaimed by his colleagues as the chess champion of the Western world. He was a child prodigy. At the age of 7 he was playing public exhibitions and defeating major players. Israel (Al) Horowitz, publisher of the Chess Review magazine, at 46, is the oldest man on the American team. Three of the Americans are in their early 20s. The average age of the team is 31, somewhat higher than that of the Russian squad. Last year the Russians canceled their scheduled match here when the State Department ruled they could not stay at the country home of the Soviet United Nations delegation at Glen Cove, N.Y. 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