Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 7, 1963 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 7, 1963
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ALTON EVENING V, AWUS* 7, khth of Series Jtoee in Spotlight j JL \ ttsi s racial crisis has damaged the tla- tloft's image among emerging ha- AJrlca and Asia and diluted the idea that the United Stated' 16 a leader of world freedom. Yet there is a grooving understanding of the problem, not only among our allies, but among softie U,N< diplomats who have experienced l-acial discrimination first hand. By MAX ItAURELgoN NATIONS, N,¥. (AP) . -^-Pew'events in the United Stales have commanded such wide attention abroad as the developing crisis over Integration. The impact of the violent and dramatic conflicts at Little Rock; Oxford, Miss.; Birmingham; Cambridge; Savannah; Philadelphia, and New York Cily, has been tremendous. U. S. policy makers acknowledge they are concerned over possible repercussions in the non white nations of Asia and Africa How much damage, they ask have recent events done to the U.S. image as a champion of hu- NOfE^AmeHca'Sl Ralph J. Bunche, American man rights? Have these events had any discernible effect on the relations between the United States and other countries? U. S. officials disagree on the extent of the damage, but influential leaders such as Secretary of State Dean Rusk and U.N. Ambassador AdJai E. Stevenson be-, lieve the United States definitely is being hurt abroad by the racial conflict. The situation is complicated by several factors likely to make some countries more sensitive to U.S. events: The independence explosion which has brought to the world scene in the past decade a large contingent of new nations whose people had been under the white man's rule for generation. In many cases there were strong racial resentments. Ttje personal experience of many Asian and African visitors, especially diplomats, who came face to face with racial discrimination in the United States and were left with a bitter taste. Rusk- reported scores of such incidents in the past two years. The preoccupation of the African and Asian countries with the Apartheid (racial segregation) policies of South Africa. This not only makes them more conscious of the developments in the United States, but it renders it difficult for" the United States to form its own independent policies on South Africa and related 'world'"''problems. Communist efforts to exploit the U.S. racial problem with the aim of discrediting the United States in the eyes of Asians and Africans. Rusk told, a congressional committee recently that the Communists regard racial discrimination "as" one of their most valuable assets." He warned that unless Congress acts to remove discriminatory practices "hostile propaganda might be expected to hurt us more than it has hurt us until now." Stevenson says he finds U. N. diplomats generally tolerant and understanding, but even they have been "shocked by what they have seen and heard in recent months." gro Who is art undersecretary o Hie Unted Nations, says "repres sions" of the Negro have hurt tiv United States "because the basl image of the United States is tha of a Democratic nation leading the cause of world freedom." During the summit meeting o African leaders in Addis Ababa the U. S. racial crisis was widely discussed. Milton Obote, prime minister of Uganda, said; "Th key to the successful projection of the United Slates image in Af rica lies more in a solution of th Negro problem than in foreign aid." The Ethiopian Herald was more critical. It referred to the U.S, government's "half-hearted will ingness" to act against discrimination and said: "The United States is campaign ing on a free world slogan and is condemning the racist government of South Africa while practicing its own version of Apartheid. What happened in Birmingham showed the United States in its true light." No African leader lias sought publicly to put the United States in the category with South Africa, which has been hailed before the United Nations repeatedly because of its official policy of racial segregation. The London Daily Telegraph pointed out the distinction. In the United States, it said, "The law is on the black man's side" while "the inferiority of the black man was 'written into the constitution of the Southe African Union." Rusk says the Communists have used four main themes in exploiting U.S. racial tensions: 1. Racism is inevitable under American capitalism. 2. Inaction by the government is tantamount to the support of the "racists." 3. Racial incidents have exposed the "hypocrisy" of U.S. claims to world leadership. 4. The attitude toward Negroes in the United States is indicative of the attitude toward colored peoples everywhere. In the United Nations a few weeks ago, Soviet delegate Platon D. Morozov told a committee the "unbridled racism" in the United Slates has proved there is "no moral basis" to claims that the United States is the defender of human rights in the world. This theme has been stressed in the Soviet press. There is no evidence so far that the Soviet campaign has driven a wedge between the United States and other friendly countries. Discrimination in housing and restaurants, however, continues to caUse ill'feeling both in Washing- tort and New York where large numbers of nonwhile dlplomals are concentrated. One African diplomat, Ambassador Gershon B. 0. Collier of Sierra Leone, put it this way: "Your American Negroes under- tand this kind of prejudice and ire us&i to it. We are not." Next: What It's like to be a Vogro in America today. CONOCO Flans Crucifixion PERTH — An Australian lergymah says he will have imself crucified In public next ear in observance of Good Fri- RANKEN T " hn "" Trade New day school term begins Sept. 3, Evening classes begin Sept. 16. Courses offered In following trades: Air Conditioning Carpentry Auto Repair Machine Shop Auto Body Power Plant Repair Oper, Arch. Drafting Refrigeration Mech. Drafting Lithography Communications Electricity- Electronic Industrial (Radio-TV) Electronics Welding Plumbing REGISTER NOW The David Ranken, Jr, , School of Mechanical Trades 4431 Finney Ave. St. Louis, Mo., 63113 JERRY EDWARDS LLOYD SEAGO Seago & Edwards CONOCO SERVICE 3410 COLLEGE AVE. ALTON, ILL. ARNOLD SHAW DOWNTOWN \ CONOCO SERVICE ENTRANCE TO UNCLE REMUS PARKING LOT You're welcome to our money ... for sports equipment, car repairs, travel—or whatever you need to make your vacation trip a safe and happy one. Or maybe you've decided to use the time to work around the house. 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BACK-TO-SCHOOL EDITION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14 It will contain articles, stories and features on schools, teachers, enrollment and curricula — a wealth of interesting and informative material. Advertisers from the entire area will be represented featuring the latest in "Back-To-School" fashions, supplies and related items to help you in your "Back-To-School" preparations. COMING August 14 Attention Advertisers: Copy deadline for this special edition, August 9, LV \ * CONTEST CLOSES SAT.. AUG. 31st LOU FINAZZO 9th & Belle CONOCO SERVICE DOWNTOWN ALTON ATTEND THE CHURCH OF YOUR CHOICE THIS SUNDAY "A FAMILY THAT FRAYS TOGETHER STAYS TOGETHER" s s ' ALLEN McAFEE McAFEE'S CONOCO SERVICE BRIGHTON, ILL ED WOODS CONOCO SERVICE 912 MILTON RD. ALTON, ILL. .'-O.HALL ' •'.:*" .'•*•''' ' * CONOCO SERVICE DELMAR & HAWTHORNE HARTFORD, ILL CONOCO HAROLD.IEIERMANN CONOCO SERVICE McARTHUR & NEUNABER COTTAGE HILLS, IU. PHQNJ WM7M WEESE CONOCO SERVICE BY.PASS AND HUMBERT RD,~ALTON PAUL TRJCKIY . 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