The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 28, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 28, 1953
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MONDAY DECEMBER 2«, BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE Rise of New Middle Class Marks Bloodless Revolution in Russia EDITOR'S NOTE - William L. Ryan, AP foreign newi analyst, li back from * three-month trip to the Soviet Union. He tpeaki Rut- flan and he traveled alone Itirovih eight of the republics that make up the H.S.S.R. This l< the tint In a serlei of un- cemored articles in which Ryan describes and analyzes post-Stalin Ruula as he saw it. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign Analyst The post-Stalin era has brought the Soviet Communist party face to face with a bloodless revolufion it would like to ignore^ Neon signs in Moscow and ather Soviet capitals are more than mere advertisement. They are portents of the/future: "Insure your personal belongings." "Invest in bonds for your future." "Save your money in a savings bank." I traveled more than -6,000 miles Inside the Soviet Union and saw a large slice of the vast, powerful, puzzling country, a shuffling and sloppy giant among nations which realizes its own strength and is frightened at Its own weaknesses. There was evidence of something which may prove one of the most significant developments since the Bolshevik revolution, and also one of the brightest hopes for a lasting world peace. It Is this: The Soviet Union seems to be undergoing a middle class revolution, no less powerful because it is non-violent and gradual. In spite of Communist doctrine— in fact, in spite of itself—the U.S.S.B. is building a powerful middle class with an instinct for ownership. Some day it may engulf and overwhelm the Communist party. I did'not find revolutionary restlessness, but I did find evidence of annoyance and irritation with the bureaucracy. There was boundless confidence being expressed, :iigh and low, that now was the :ime for a change, that better ;hings were in store. We have a new boss now," a young engineer told me. "We have a new government now," said a teacher in central Asia. Over and over again I heard words like this—words indicating relief that Stalin was gone, hope ;hat something new was on the lorizion. Some frankly admitted that Pre- •nier Georgi Malenkov's promise of a better life in "two to three years" was highly optimistic. There are at least 10 years of road building, home building, machine production and transport development ahead before the Soviet consumer front can be compared with that of any advanced Western nation. The greatest obstacle in the way Is the deep-freeze bureaucracy built up under Stalin's dictatorship. If he is to succeed. Malen- kov must wield a powerful knife against the red tape In his way. The growing Soviet middle class Is becoming impatient. Russians in Moscow eagerly snatch up American magazines to dream over the advertisements of consumer goods. A minor official in Leningrad had a standing arrangement with an American to deliver him used copies of department store catalogues. There are Soviet women who reject shoddy clothing in the stores and try to make their own on Western lines. All these are warnings for the new regime. On every hand are evidences that the private property Instinct, far from being exterminated, is flourishing among a big section of the population. It is particularly present among that section which can be considered a middle class. It is manifest in the determination of such people to pass on accumulated things to the next generation. ' These people are to be found among second and third generation Communists and their families who have no memory of revolutionary | remnants of private property psy- Bolshevism—and also among thelchology and morals." growing class of directors, mantt- But the new Soviet program agers, s p e c I a 11 sts, scientists, writers, engineers, professional people, army officers, "advanced" workers who earn high pay, and a whole layer of educated people necessary to the Soviet economy. Now Number 40 Million Out of a population of more than 200 million, these people may now number in the neighborhood of 40 million. These are the people who by their own efforts and talents or party favor—have been living better, getting a fair share of the good things of life. They include the empire builders in the farflung republics, a sturdy stock of stubborn colonists. All of these people are just as interested as their Western counterparts in maintaining their status and passing on the good things, to their children. The new government will not be able to handle them as easily as Stalin handled the population. For one thing, to build an industrial state, the Soviet government had to educate the masses. For another, the police power of the central government has been damaged in the violent purge leading to the execution of L. P. Beria. The Communist party is relying on propaganda. It preaches incessantly about "Communist education of the masses, rooting: out the survivals o! capitalism and the nation, too. seems headed in the opposite direction. It is giving broad con- concessions to the peasants in the way of private Initiative. It Is tempting the broad masses with more and better goods for their own private ownership. Ironically, this is the "bourgeois revolution" for which Lenin and Trotsky could not wait. Marx had laid down the principle that a feudal country, such as czarist Russia was, had to go through capitalist development before becoming a "dictatorship of the proletariat." The Communists nipped the capitalist development in the bud. When the time comes to attemp to cull a halt on this development the Communist party may find it is too late. No longer able to rely on the ruthless methods of a Stalir in a society several generations removed from czarism and violent revolution, the party may find it self unable to, check the trend Already it exhibits a growing nervousness at the demanding tone coming from the people. If the Soviet Union accomplishes In 10 years what it claims it will accomplish in three, it can become a mighty nation, indeed. But if it accomplishes these things Russia is likely to be a changed. * * ' • By RICHARD KLEINER NBA Staff Correspondent NEW YORK—(NEA — One of '53's smaller sensations was Norman Brooks, the kid from Canada, who sounds more like Al Jolson than Al Jolson did. But the most amazing thing about Brooks is his statement to me that "I would have made stardom sooner If I didn' sound like Jolson." This isn't conceit. Brooks is abou as sweel-headed as a ruby-throated hummingbird. He Just feels his Jol- sonesque voice was a handicap, because he's been unable to be judged on his own ability. He's tried to counteract it by inventing new styles, working al home with a tape recorder. "I tried to croon," he says, "and then 1 played it back and it sounded like Jolson imitating Sinatra— or Sinatra imitating Jolson." He thinks his own .forte is the strong, dramatic ballad—the "With- qut-a-Song" type. But audiences always want the Jolson songs. Even' tually he hopes his own repertoire will become established in the public mind. Until he saw "The Jolson Story," incidentally, Norman Brooks had never even heard of Al Jolson. Just in case the threatened musicians' strike comes of! In Jan. 1, the record companies are cutting new material night, and day. The strike would shut off new recordings completely, except for those made with only vocalists and no musical accompaniment. James Caesar Petrillo's APM now gets 8/10ths of a cent per record. They've asked for 2',i cents. The record companies say they can't afford that and the situation looks bad. The last AFM strike, back in '49, lasted 11 months. It could happen again. * • * THE POPULAR SIDE: Robert Merrill is making pop records for RCA . . . Harmonicker Babe Dld- rickson Zaharias and singer Betty Dodd (both primariy golfers) have recorded "I Pelt a Little Teardrop" for Mercury. It's about as musical as a sand-trap. Perhaps they should've recorded "Mashie's in De Cold, Cold Ground" . . . Columbia has issued "Little Fugitive," a record re-creation of the delightful film, with kid star Richie Andrusco telling the story. • * * v . . ON THE CLASSICS: A recumbent brunette, ever so lightly veiled, features the cheesecake envelope in which RCA-Victor wraps Its new sensual pressing of Scriabln's Poem of Ecstasy. She wears little more than a deep pink light. Papa Monteux led the Boston (!!!) Symphony through this one—blindfolded, I we trust. Columbia's only hope of recouping is to bring out the Lie- bestodt with Marilyn Monroe. I DICK'S PICKS I SUREFIRE — Sorry, nothing I red hot this week. I SLEEPER—"Music Box" (Mindy Carson, Columbia). GOOD ONES—"Sadie Thompson's Song" (Damita Jo, (RCA); "That's What a Rainy Day Is For" (Barbara Ruick, MOM); "Under Paris Skies" (Georgia 'Gibbs, Mercury); "And This Is My Beloved" (Jerry Vale, Columbia); "Mystery Street" (The Melachrino Strings, RCA); "A Little More of Your Amor" (Carlos Ramirez, MOM). POP ALBUMS — Columbia is out with "Kismet," the new Broadway musical. Alfred Drake, Doretta Morrow and the rest of the original cast sing the tuneful score, with music adapted from Borodin . . . another new Columbia album is. "George Gershwin," a tribute to the composer, including a song by Hildegarde and even a fragment of Gershwin playing his own tunes. CLASSICAL —Angel's evrsion of "Tosca," recorded at La Scala, is a thing of beauty. Tito Gobi's Scarpla Is a magnificent interpretation, radiating evel in every phrase. . . J. S. Bach's Suites for Orchestra, 1 through 4, on two records by Fritz Reiner and the RCA-Victor Orchestra. . . . Last available recordings of Dinu Lipatl, from Ravel, Liszt, Scarlatti, on a Columbia 10- incher. Lad, 73, Kept Alive by TV Blood Donors DETROIT I* — James Emmons, 13, kept alive by bloci donors recruited by television, was given a seven-to-three chance of surviving today. James has peritonitis (inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining). He was shot accidentally Christmas night with a .32 calibre hunting rifle in the hands of a playmate. The bullet pierced his stomach and shattered a hip. He was rushed to receiving hos- pit-1, but it had only two pints of his rare type blood, AB-RH negative, in Its bank and James needed a series of transfusions. Dr. Austin Z. Howard asked Detroit's three television stations to appeal for donors. Two hundred responded. Forty-seven were accepted. James has been given 11 pints. The bullet was removed in a ;wo-hour operation yesterday, and ;hree infection-fighting wonder drugs given James. Christmas Week for Arkansas Darkened by 24 Violent Deaths By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Violence ran rampant in Arkansas oyer tlie long Christmas weekend as at least 10 persons lost their lives, six of them in traffic accidents. A totnl of 24 violent deaths were recorded for the seven-day period ending last midnight. Mr. and Mrs. Mart V. Kirk of Collierville, Tenn., were killed last I night near Forrest City when their ' automobile collided headon with a car driven by Bob Williams of Pine Bluff. The mishap occurred on Highway 70. Williams was injured critically and is in a Forrest City hospital. Roy Hilderbrand, 17, of Green Forest, was injured fatally yesterday near Berryville when the car in which he wns riding overturned. A 67-year-old Hope Negro, Mar- shall Morris, died yesterday of injuries suffered Saturday when lie was struck by a car near Pulton, Ark. Mrs. Myiie Morrison of Bauxite was injured fatally Saturday night when she was struck by a car while crossing a downtown street in West Memphis. The 76-year-old woman was visiting her son in West Memphis. A 17-year-old Russellville High School student, Thompson Linker, was killed Saturday night when his shotgun discharged after a hunting trip. Pope County Coroner W, O. Young returned a verdict of accidental death. A Christmas night explosion and fire took the life of 93-year-old John Dye, who lived aione at Cherry Valley, near Wynne. Baby-Sitters Organize CHICAGO (/P)—The organized baby sitters in Chicago will be $1.25 in hour for after-midnight duty on New Year's Eve. "And we don't have many left," ;aid Mrs. Beatrice Painter of Personalized Sitter and Nurses' Service. Mrs. Painter said the going rate s a dollar an hour before midnight 1.25 after midnight, and door- to- loor transportation for the sitter. Arkansas Cut Of Federal Aid Announced WASHINGTON IIP] — Arl:.""VS will receive $8,552.216 in federal aid highway funds to use between Jan. 1, 1954 and June 30, 1957. Primary highways will receive $4,099,014 of the total; $3,280,781 is earmarked for secondary or feeder roads; $754,576 for urban highways; and $416,845 for the interstate system. The Arkansas funds were included in the apportionment of 575 million dollars in federal highway aid to the states, announced this weekend by Secretary of Commerce weeks. The Department of Commerce also announced allocation of 2Vi million dollars among the states, Alaska and Puerto Rico, for Improvement of highways in the national forests. Arkansas' share of the total am- Civil War Craft Exposed in River KIMMSWICK. Mo. 1.41 — The hull of a sunken Civil War crift has 3ga>'.i been exposed by the low stage of the Mississippi River near here. The heavily-constructed, armored 135-foot vessel has been called a gunboat but authorities now say it may have been used to ram enemy craft. It is not known whether the craft was used by the Union or the Confederacy. Magnetic Tress DALLAS (/!>)— David Koffman got out of bed at 2:30 a. m. yesterday to survey the damage done by a wayward car to one of his trees. He had just returned to bed when he heard a crash. He went out and looked. Two more trees were knocked down. Glamorous Grandma Marlene Has Birthday LAS VEGAS, Nov. Ml—Glamorous Grandma Marlene Dietrich had a birthday party last night and was presented a 400-pound cake by the nmhngement of the' Sahara Hotel, where she is making night club appearances. Her age? Film records list it at 49. Shortest tenure of the presidency of the U. S. was that of William Henry Harrison, who died a month after taking office in 1841. Progress Made In Development Of Cancer Test Biochemists Report Significant Find In Mice Experiments By FRANK CAREY Associated Press Science Reporter BOSTON yp) — A possible lead towards the development of a new diagnostic test for cancer was resorted today to the American Assn. for (lie Advancement of Science. Two imiverslay of Texas biochemists declared tliat in experiments with mice, they had found "a new and possibly significant biochemical distinction between tumor -Issues nnd most normal tissues." And, snid researchers William Shive and Edwin M. Lansford Jr., "further consideration of this biochemical distinction from the standpoint of possible diagnostic applications ... may be warranted." R'ay Aid Understanding They also declared the finding might aid. toward better understanding of the cancer process itself. Their researches were concerned with studies of a chemical called "thymidine" which can be found in both normal and tumor tissue. The scientists developed a special technique for determining the distribution of this chemical in tissue, and they found that the amount which occur in living cells. State Shows No School-Age Increase WASHINGTON Ifl — Arkansas 1 the only state In the nation tha did not show an increase in it. school-age population from April 1 1950 to July 1, 1952. The Census Bureau yesterday re leased that fact among; others con cerntag population changes in the United States accoiding to age groups. The study Indicates that the na lion's population Is growing fast cst among youths and the elderly but the number of working age adults is shrinking. The Census Bureau survey show that the population of adults working age, the biggest single group, declined by 674,000 to 89, 967,000, a decrease of 0.7 per cent The population of school age chll dren showed the biggest growth increasing 2,552,000 to a total o 33,112,000, a jump of 8.4 per cent The elderly population came nex in growth with an Increase of 832, 000 to 13,101,000 or by 6.8 per cent Bead Courier News Classified Ads present "appeared significantly greater in several types of mouse tumor tissue tested than in a number of normal mouse, rat, and other animal tissues, with the exception of spleen and thymus. Their studies of "thymidine" content were made possible by the use of chemicals called "antimeta- bolites"—compounds which preven or retard certain chemical chances Saving money on nylons Nylons would cost more if it weren't for advertising. Both the store and the- manufacturers use advertising as their lowest cost way to get across news and information about their products, Selling more goods this way makes mass production possible -which means lower production costs, lower selling costs, lower prices. Yes, advertising is a low-cost selling method that helps keep your living costs down. m »/ Amtrle, ounts to S305.556. Sums for improvement of the forest highways are for use during the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1954. The peacock flounder has peri copic eyes, which it raises or low ers at will as it lies hidden in the and off Eermudan waters. for the COURIER NEWS in Osceola, call BILLY BEALL, 567-M AFTER-CHRISTMAS JALE Fur-Trimmed and Un-Trimmed COATS FALL & WINTER SUITS !/3 OFF IF YOU LIKE A REAL BARGAIN, READ THE WANT ADS The BIGGEST selling job in town Here in the classified section of your newspaper . . . you meet personally those people who are really in the market for what you have to offer. They read your message because they want to hire or be hired, to buy, sell, to rent, or to do you a service. Within minutes after your paper appears YOU GET RESULTS THROUGH THE WANT ADS1 Ads placed before S p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS LIT Til U2 — .Nowadays about the only thing some kids lear i at their mother'j knee is not to snag her nyloro. Political Leader Diet ISTANBUL, Turkey (flv-Sukurl Saracogulu, * veteran politic*! leader who held a number of top posts in the Turkish government Including that oJ World War n Prime Minister, died yesterday at his home. He was 66. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) LAST TIMES TONIGHT DAVD I. KWI p>««tH OaM»M «I IW Miq KUm M. TUBS., & WED. "JENNIFER" With Ida Lupino & Howard Duff MOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blythevllle Show Starts Weekdays 7-'00 Sat. 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