The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 21, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 21, 1953
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MONDAY, DECEMBER M, wss BLYTKEV1LLR (ARK.) COURIER NRWf Reds in Sudan Beoinnina To ihow Bold Face Movement Has Been Undercover Since World War II By EDWARD POLLAK KHARTOUM I.?;—Communism in the Sudan, nn unr'ercovr/r move- nient since the end of World War II. is beginning; to show a bold face. Local Reds made a major bid In hst month's general election V here. Communist pamphlets showed up among all classes of the population and the self-styled "Sudan Commup.lEt party" stepped up the distribution o! its clandestine news or<?an, The Red Standard. The stenciled tabloid openly ursred the people to "nnite in the fight a~ainst capitalism and imperialism which have plagued our country for years." At the same time. Red agitators harangued crowds in every major city in northern Sudan. Liable to 1-i Years Communism in the Sudan is illegal and convicted Reds are liable to 14 years imprisonment. Police occasionally uncover a Red cell and arrest a few people caught printing Communist leaflets. But authorities concede that most of the Communist leaders in this country are still at large. The Communist movement here, according to highly placed Western observers, is financed from the outside. "It is suspected that most of the funds come from behind the Iron Curtain," one informant says, "hut from which country and through what channels, nobody knows." Authorities here keep a close eye on known Reds. But getting evidence against them is difficult. And Without definite evidence to prove suspects actually are engaged in spreading Communist propaganda, officials are powerless to act. The main bulwark against communism here is not the government, however, but Islam, for northern Sudan is a Moslem country. Communism is incompatible with the precepts of the Moslem faith. Aware of this, Sudan's Communists hammer away on the theme that communism and Islam claim there is nothing in Islam that opposes Marxism. Delaware River Crossing to Be Re-Enacted PHILADELPHIA OB — George Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware will be re-enacted Christmas Day. Leading the group is showman St. John Terrell, producer ot the successful Music Circus at Lambertville, N. J., a summer resort on the Delaware. Terrell, who will play the part of Washington, believes the crossing on Christmas, 1T76, is America's greatest holiday story. He hopes his project comes off so well that the country will make It traditional. The showman and his crew will wear uniforms copied in every detail from the famous painting of the crossing by Emanuel Leutze. They'll cross in a boat only one- third the size of the bulky Durham boat used by Washington's men, but Terrell said it has been built along identical lines. They'll even improve a bit on ;he earlier voyage across the Delaware. For instance, there will be no ice cakes to threaten the voyageurs with a chilling dunking in the river. Historians doubt there ivere any floating about 177 years agp, anyway. And besicies, Terrell said, "Our families are leery enough of tins already without our adding any more perils. They're coming to watch just to see if we fall in the river." Driverless Car Need no Hefp OKLAHOMA CITY W) — S. F. Eoultinghouse gaped, then called police when a car turned into his driveway, and stopped. There was no driver. Investigating officers found Arthur Lee Murphy, 43, about 140 feet away. He claimed he acci- dentaly had fallen out of the car. Ke said the auto continued down the street, banged into a curb. turned into the driveway, and came to a perfect stop. PAGE THRU THE LITTLE TREE THAT TALKED raM/y, there's no neea for w» Gftfe lonesome anymore Would YOJ> like te come and livew/thus? A Christmas Story By WALT SCOTT inkerhav/nam 9fter4tHh!$Gme>. Christmas in New Mexico's Mountains Has Spanish Air (riches, Not Age, Determine Rate MUSKEGON, Mich. W — Inche: not age will be the determining factor Monday in whether younj steiT, pay a grownup's or a chiclr.. bus fare here. People's Transport Co. is paintin- a ring around a post at the fron of its buses — 52 inches from th floor. If a rider tops the ring ne pxvs full fare If he doesn't he pays kiddie fare. \-lafsl Irs office MEW InstmX-Set Margins automatic,,accurate, fast! WEW Touch responsive, feather-light! WEW "W r i, e » clean, clear, uniform! NEW Keylever Action speed where it counts! This all-new Smith-Corona' "EJ£hty-Ei,ght" Secretarial is engineered for tireless touch, effortless speed and action. Try it! la your own office... Sniith'C orona n Edwards Co. Phone 33S2 Biytheviile, Ark. National Press Club Names New President WASHINGTON Wl — Ernest B. (Tony) Vaccaro, executive representative of the Associated Press, is the new preisdent of the National Press Club. He will serve during the coming year. Vaccaro. former AP white House corerspondent, was elected without opposition. Other newly-elected officers, also unopposed: Lucian 0. Warren, Buffalo Courier Express, vice president; Donald R. Larrabee, correspondent for New England papers. secretary- George W. Combs, Baltimore Evening Sun. treasurer; Ed Edstrom Louisville Courier Journal, financial secretary. The club also chose two mem- 3ers of the board of governors — William H. Lawrence of the New York Times and Arthur Sylvester of the Newark News, By JOHN B. CURTIS SANTA FE, N. M. (IK— Some o: New Mexico mountain towns and the old customs are dying out, but Christmas time in the northern pueblos is still a pleasant blend of Spanish and Indian cultures. It is a time when Indian dances are held in some pueblo churches prior to midnight Mass on Christmas Eve . . . when roof tops are lined with lighted candles Imbedded in paper sacks . . . and when little bonfires of pitch wood flare in front of homes and churches as a welcoming guide to the Christ Child. But "Los Pastores"—The Shepherds—the old Christmastime folk play brought over from Spain centuries ago and handed down from generation to generation, has almost disappeared. Where once it was presented in all Uie northern communites, It probably will be given this year only in Galisteo, south of Santa Fe. Legendary Dr. Reginald Fisher, director of the fine arts department of the State Museum, and Mrs. Jose Maldonado, a leader of the Bocie- dad Folklorlca of Santa Fe, agree that Los Pastoi'es has all but b* come a legend. Two Oalisteo men, NaUvidad Sena and Pedro Pena, possess one of the few Los Pastores Ecrlpts still existing. Mrs. Maldonado has copied It. and the shepherds who stood watch that night. Roles were hand- The play is based on the Nativity ed down from father to son. To attempt to .produce the play or rewrite it from memory, eays Mrs. Maldonado, "would be like trying to rewrite Shakespeare." Dr. Fisher said it would not be permitted to die out. Some thought is being given to trying an English version of it, he said,. If this can be done without killing the spirit of the play. The loss of manuscripts and the departure of the younger men for the army or for work in larger cities was wnat really dealt Los 61 State Traffic Deaths Last Month LITTLE ROCK UR — Sixty-one highway deaths in Arkansas during November brought the total of fatalities on the state's roads for the first 1) months of the year to 402, the State Police announced. During • the first 11 months of 1.952, a police report said, 422 highway deaths were reported. D e s h a , Jackson, Mississippi, j Poinsett and St. Francis counties' i each had four highway fatalities! last month. I Quick. Relief for HEADACHE NEURALGIA Teal STANBACK yourself ... tub- lels or powdor» . . . against any preparation you'v* ever used. ADD A BRIGHT TOUCH OF COLOR TO YOl/ff WSIiRE HOURS RICHLY FURRED, HAND BEADED, CAPESKIN Mere's a beautifully styled leisure moccasin. Rich colored capeskin and gorgeous Indian design mate it the most attractive and colorful moccasin slipper you've ever seen.' Luxurious White fur collar and fine fleece lining make it tha warmtti alipptr yeu'v* ever worn. Open Monday —Tuesday—Wtdneiday and Thursday Nights until 9 p.m. YOUR FRIENDLY SHOf S T 0 * » a Big Box of Those Fresh, Delicious PERFECT to Give and Enjoy 2 IBS. *250 3 IBS. »3« 5 IBS. '62.1 in Christmas Decorated Boxe« WOODS DRUG STORE Ptstores i death blow, Its decline set In in earnest about the time world War H came along. Santa Glaus Discovers Santa OGDEN, Utah (to — Yes, there ts a Santa Glaus. There's even a Santa Claus for a Santa Claus. That's what Harvey Neuseboom, Junior Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus, found out. When he was playing Santa the Other day for the JC kiddies, someone stole S42 from the wr.llet in his civvies hanging in the dressing room. Friday, the Jaycees took up collection and made up his loss. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PUPPIES Fox Terriers, Cocker Spaniels and English Shepherds. Give a Parakeet for Christmas. Young birds all colors. Beautiful chrome cages. Mexican Red Head Parrot. The PET SHOP l'!3 S, Division Ph. 8015 Chinese nationalists Want Farm Products TAIPEH, Formosa Wl—Nationalist China is negotiating with the United States for five million dol- lars worth ol surplus America! farm products, the official Central News Agency announced. The Nationalist government wants three million dollars worth of wheat and barley and two million dollars in soy Beans or wheat. 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