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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 19

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Thursday, March 29, 1956
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Thursday, March 29, 1950 hf »ayl«tum Stalin Purges Triggered War Hitler Thought Red Army Real Setup By CHAHLKS M. IMCCAJW United i'rciM Jrorclgn Analyst II is'beginning to look as if Die Stalin era in Russia a considerable part in the origin oC •World War II. Adolf Hitler's plan of conquest included the historic' German dream of expansion to the East— the drang nach oslen. But Hitler was keenly aware of. what had happened to Kaiser Germany "in Would War I. He did not want another two - front war, against Russia in the East and the other Allies in the West. It may well be asked now whether Hitler would have blundered into the second world war had it not been for the Stalin purges. That Hitler did blunder into the war is a fact. He found it difficult to believe that Britain and Prance would fight 10 protect Poland. Wanted Kusslit at Leisure But he also believed that he could fight in the West, win the war there and then take care of Russia at his leisure. It is true that Hitler did deliberately attack Russia in 194.1. after his conquest o£ France, and thus involve himself on two fronts. But he thought Russia was i set-up. It is questionable today that he would have dared to move against Poland—or even, possibly, Czechoslovakia — had Stalin not practically wrecked Russia's Red army. •That is all speculative. But Die pattern of Hitler's program becomes interesting after the disclosures now made of the effect's of Stalin's one-man rule- Hitler began acting up immediately after he got into power on Jan. 30, 1933. He withdrew from the Geneva Disarmament. Conference and the League of Nations the same year. In 1935. Hitler introduced compulsory military service in violation of the Versailles Treaty. He sent troops into the Rhineland, again in violation of the treaty, in 193'3. He look over Austria in 1938. These moves all \vere in the West. Stalin started his grant purge trials in 1U36. In 1937 came the secret trial and execution of Marshal Mikhail Nikolacvitch Tuk- hachcvsky, Russia's most brilliant soldier, and seven other generals. Reports corning out of Russia in the Stalin debunking process say that Stalin murdered 5,000 Russian officers in all. They were executed as traitors— as plotting with Hitler to turn over western Russia to Germany. It is reported also that the entire case against Tukhachevsky and the other officers was cooked up by the Hitler intelligence service, and nlnnted in the Kremlin. In any event, Hitler at that time started turning his attention to the East. He started after Czechoslovakia and in October. 1938, began a campaign of provocation against Poland.. On Aug. 23, 1939, Hitler and Stalin entered their notorious agreement to stand together to "zring about order" in Poland and central Europe. It is hardly conceivable that Stall nwould have entered that pact had he not realized Russia's weakness. Nor is it conceivable that Hitler would have attacked Poland eight days later had he not believed thai Russia was militarily Impotent. Billion $$ For Farmers Worry Pofifico$ Democrats Don't Want GOP To Have Such 'Give-Away 1 By LYLB C. WILSON' WASHINGTON —UP— An old political pro dropped by the office the other day to swap bits of information for bits of information, and contributed the following: "If you think Sam Raybum and Lyndon Johnson are going to give Ike and Benson a billion bucks to scatter among farmers right away quick, you're crazy." Sam Rayburn. o£ course, is the distinguished Democratic Speaker and Lyndon Johnson is the Senate Democratic leader. A pair of Texans. Ezra Taft Benson is secretary of agriculture and you know who Ike is. The old pro may have been a bit cynical. But the old timer to whom the old pro was talking has not observed so much political horseplay in 30 years of observing as this vear in connection with the problem" of the farm—and of the farm vote. Both parties are in the act. Even Benson was able to rise above principle when it became obvious Geologist Despair Of Ridding Great Salt Lake Of Salt SALT LAKE CITY—iUV-A Ulan geologist has come up with some reassuring news about Utah's inland -sea. The Great Salt Lake probably will stay that way—no matter how much .salt is distilled from its briny waters. Dr. Armand J. Eardley. dean of the University of Utah's College of Minos and Mineral Industries, said a million tons of salt could be extracted annually from the lake •'with no detectable loss' 1 in tho lake's salt content. Studies have shown that tho Great Salt Lake and its under- clays hold at least 5.7 billion tons of ' the chemical — more than c.nough to supply the nation's pretzel, salted nut and snltino cracker makers for the next con, he pointed out. And rivers replenished the salt supply at an annual rate of SSO,- 000 tons. However. Dr. Eardley ucidcd an ominous note of warning about the lake's water level. An annual five-inch increase in northern Utah's precipitation would send lake levels lapping at nearby .Salt Luke City. Such a sustained in rainfall is unlikely, but the geologist added that "the lake responds delicately to changes in precipitation." An increase of nine-tenths of an inch annually, continued for 2,500 years, "'oulcl extend the "sea's" boundaries over tho Utah and Cache valleys—flooding Salt I«ike City and the major rail center of Ogdcn. that the administration's lower farm subsidy policy had to be sweetened for farmers in an election year. The soli bank plan, which" Benson had held to be overly expensive a few months ago, suddenly became ' a part of the administration's program. There's S1.2 billion in the soil bank for the farmers of the United States if the administration can ram it through Congress in lime. But,' just this week Kep. W. R. Poage (D-Tex.) was saying that some restriction should be slapped on those soil bank payments to prevent the administration making out of the money a slush fund in this election year. Poage's crack provides the innocent with a politician's-eyc view of tho pending farm bill. What the old pro said about those two astute Democrats. Sam Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson, seems to get considerable support from re- cent events. Time is of the essence of the farm problem in its political aspects. And. if the Democrats aren't playing for time on this one, then events are breaking uncommonly well for them on its own. With the Easter recess coming up, it de- VELOPS NOW THAT Congress will be able to dispose of the farm bill until after April 9. The word from the Agriculture Department is that April 15 is the absolute deadline for enactment of the legislation if it is to have its maximum effect this year. There ;U-G cynics, such as the old pro. who suggest that, maybe, the Democrats hope to maneuver Mr. Eisenhower into a veto. That would remove any possibility of bigger government payments to farmers this year, whether by slush fund or otherwise. Democrats depend heavily on farm discontent for votes next November. MEMBERS of a Navy P.5D aircraft crew maintain their tonsorial appearance at Erebus bay between flights during Operation Deep- freer.c in the Antarctic. The barber is J. K. Wheeler, chief aviation machinist's mate. Customer is E. R. Gann, aviation machinist's mate 1/c, Waiting are P. J. Kozar, aviation machinist's mate 1/c, and Lt Cmdr. H. G. Hanson (seated). (International) Where did you get those smart glasses? TSO... and I just love them 8 out of every 10 TSO patients are referred by someone we have examined and fitted with glasses. 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