The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1953 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 29, 1953
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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1958 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS PAGE THREE Unwilling Russian Pioneers' Direct Development of Soviet Provinces EDITOR'S NOTE — The Soviet Uakrn Is popularly known a> Russia, but It actually encompasses it republics beside the Russian republic where Moscow Is situated. William L. Ryan visited elfht republics In a 6,000 mile tour of the Soviet Union. In this article, second of a series, he tells of Moscow's efforts to Rus- sify — and gti the most out of — the outlyinc areas. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst Tired - looking two - engine planes hit the ground with a soggy wheeze, their wheels setting up a splattering storm of mud. Ancient passenger trains creak into dingy railway stations, encrusted with the ice of long and weary miles through barren steppes. Rickety buses bounce crazily over narrow, frozen dirt roads, | slamming their huddled, fur- capped passengers against the sides and lurching them from their seats. In the capitals of central Asia and the Caucasus, the planes, trains and buses discharge unwilling pioneers, the new empire builders of Great Russia. By the thousands they pour into provincial capitals — Communist party political experts, agronomists, veterinarians, engineers and mechanics of all grades. They are well dressed by Soviet standards, but they often look unhappy and The Well OH In cities "volunteers" can hardly be blamed for wanting to stay in the cities. Russians are well off there. It takes only a glance to see that they are much better off than the native populations. Many of the local people, of course, have advanced far in party and govern' ment ranks, but the key positions in all phases of life are held by Russians. Russinnization—the imposition of Moscow's culture on all Its sub' ject peoples—continues unchecked. It began long before the Commu. nists took power, eased off in the first flush of the revolution, and then returned with a vengeance. The Russians, like indulgent' patrons, permit local peoples their old customs, lore and culture—so long as this does not go too far. Nothing must reflect against the "progressive significance" of the annexation of these areas by czar- ,st Russia. It is "bourgeois nationalism" to suggest that the local culture is not inferior and is not enriched by the Russian. Russian Compulsory I Study of Russian is compulsory in the schools. All business is conducted in Russian. Street signs and newspapers are in two and some .often they are accompanied by less happy fur-coated wives. Pay Debt For a long time these privileged people have had things too good Now they must pay the first in stallment of their debt to the So Viet state for educating them. The palmy days are over for many. These "volunteers," fresh from carefully staged and propagan dized celebrations of farewell and congratulations, have had to be pushed into the remote reaches of the farflung Soviet empire to do their part in the government's des perate attempts to bring order to the chaos of its consumer economy. Generations of Russians before them brought Russian culture and Russian domination to almond-eyec Kazakhs, the gentle, swarthy Tad- jiks, the nomad turkmen and all the scores of nationalities cemented into the Soviet Union. The new crop of pioneers has been assigned the task of exploiting the natural riches of these rich lands so that the Soviet Union's home front will achieve the elasticity it needs to cushion it against the possible shock of a new world conflict. . The party pictires this fts a glorious task, but there Is little joy in it for the new arrivals. Moscow Irritated Debarking into the thick mud of a provincial airport, a specialist takes a shivering look at the great vastness beyond the republic capital, and decides to stay in town, hoping to be part of a sort of headquarters corps. But that won't do. "It is Impossible," said Tadjik- stan Communist, official party paper, "to tolerate the fact that many specialists, instead of going to Work in machine-tractor stations and collective farms, continue to live in cities and simply pay flying visits to their work." This reflects Moscow's irritation with the slowness of the new pro' gram. It has promised a great up surge of farm production in two to three years, but all depends on the peasants, and the peasants must have technical help. Even so remote a city as Alma Ata in Kazakhstan—at the edge of Siberia and frozen five months of the year—is comfortable compared with what the specialists face if and when they get to farms, villages and machine-tractor stations. | So the "volunteers" have to be pushed. The party cracks down hard, not only to round them up but to get them moving Into the fields. Young specialists, the ink on their diplomas scarcely dry, are being shoved out to the cold, remote regions for active work, even before livable quarters are ready for them. languages, but in the alphabets are times three central Asia Russian. Capital cities have more Russians than natives. National plays, national balle and national opera are performet in these capitals but after they have been screened carefully to guard against traces of national ism. Just as many, and probably more, Russian ballets, plays anc operas are performed. Streets are named more often for Russian heroes than for the local ones. Histories are rewritten to portray as beneficient the influence of czarist Russia. The Communists have built cities in central Asia, but in their studied attempt to make provincial capitals little carbon copies of Moscow, they have introduced much of the drabness and monotony of the Soviet capital. Along with new buildings, they brought the drudgery of existence under a Communist regime. Along with education came the constant nagging of the party to get more from the people. Cramped Conditiona Along with hospitals and instito tions the Communists brought the monotonously depressing sight of women, young and old in. capital after capital, dragooned like their sisters in Moscow into the heaviest of manual labor—digging ditches, carrying bricks, hacking ice from the roads or endlessly and listlessly sweeping streets with brooms fashioned from bundles of twigs. Along with imposing opera houses and museums in which the Russians put so much store, the Communists brought the drabness of cramped homes, row on row of bad housing. Along with new in- tenements. In the stores, the drabness of endless, aggravating bureaucracy is putting new obstacles in the way of an existence already difficult :nough. RITZ THEATRE Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) TUBS., & WED. "JENNIFER" With Ida Lupino & Howard Duf! IN THE CHANCERT COURT FOR THE CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Fairie Mae Thomas, Pltf. vs. No. 12,569 John Thomas, Dft. WARNING. ORDER The defendant, John Thomas, is hereby warned to appear within thirty (30) days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Falrle Mae Thomas. Dated tms nth day of December, 1853. SEAL OERALDINE LISTON, Clerk. BY OPAL DOYLE, D. C. Keck tt Partlow, Attys for Pltf. Marcus Evrard, Atty. ad Litem. 12/15-22-29-1/5 Coffee leaves a bitter oil in the pot that must be scrubbed away after each use. PUPPIES Fax Terrier*, Cocker SpanteU and Rnjllih Shepherd*. Parakeets-Ideal Pet« Vonnr blrdi all colon. Beautiful chrome cage* Mexican Red Head Parrot. The PET SHOP m I. DrrUaa Pt. MTI MOX -Theatre\ On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7=00 Sat. Sun. 1:00 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen TUBS., & WED. Double Feature 'REDBAU EXPRESS Jeff CK«NDLFR-J li {tilt CtoK Jill! t *MUK NIH • MKT nmil • MM f —AND— UHZA. BECAME* OORETTA MORROW SHORT A FOOTBALL NEWS IN THE WAKE OF THE MASTER—Thousands of Nazareth's citizens trudge past this Franciscan convent, which once was a synagogue where Jesus is said to have preached when a young man. The city where Christ lived as a young carpenter, now ruled by a military governor, is populated by 14,000 Christian Arabs and 7000 Moslems. STOUE AOERESS FHONE ANNUAL COTTON DRESS SALE Wards Entire 2.79 and 2.98 Stock 2.69,~, 2 ,,*5 See our big sola selection In no-Iron pllues and 80 >q. percolet.Ward> cottons famoui for the way they fit, wash, wear—keep their fresh, clear colon. CoReoi, ploidi, monotonei, florali-in popular rtiirtwaish, lip-fronts, coat itylei-eochDreu beautifully detailed. Juntaf'i, minei', women's, half tizet. J LUXORA NEW: Jamei L. Edwardt wu a Thursday visitor here with till parent*, Mr. and Mrs. Charley Edwards, and sister, Mrs Roy Owen, Jr. Mr. Edwards IB enroute from Colorado to a builnex transfer In Boston, Mass. Mr. and Mri. Ned Fardeecey, Jr., of Alexandria, La., are holiday guests ot till parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fardeecey, Sr. Mrs. J. T. Koch left Wednesday for St. Louis where she will spend several week* visiting her son and family. Luxora teachers leaving last week to spend the holiday period out of town Included Misses Emma Lee Kennamer and Blllle Gibbons to Conway, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hewlett and son to Rosevllle, Term., Miss Gretchen Barnea to Relnic, Miss., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson to Jonesboro. . Mr. and Mrs. O. A. George and sons, Bobby and Donald, are leaving Tuesday (or VIckstmrg, Miss., where they will spend a week's visit with her parent*. Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Gordon and daughters spent the Christmas holidays visiting her parents In Little Rock. Tommy McHaney of Memphis Is spending the holiday school vacation with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Brown. The party spent the past week end visiting the Brown's daughter, Mrs. Myer, in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Majors left Thursday for the Christmas week end with their daughter Mrs. Ancel Montgomery, and family, in Pascagoula, Miss. Miss Eunice Shinn of Russell- vllle is the houseguest of Miss Edith McDaniel for several days. Mrs. Harry Stanford has been In Oalveston, Texas, for the past several days, visiting her brother, who is hospitalized in that city. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Wagaman and children, Bobby and Brenda, of Atlanta, On., were the Christmas houseguests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Bryant. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Stevens and daughter, Diane, spent Christinas visiting relatives In Tupelo and Shannon, Miss. Miss Prances Bowen and Mrs. Mary C. Crawford and daughter, Maxine, were Christmas guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Building Permits and Real Estate Transfers No building permtts IILIU applied for In the City Engineer's office last week. Real estate transfers recorded in the circuit clerk's office last week were: Paul and June Hendrickson to E. E. Shannon, for $1 and other consideration, a piece of land, E half, NW quarter, NE quarter, Sec. 17-T15N-R8E. Will and Elnora Lee to Sherman Dickens and Addle Wishen, for $200 Lot 6, Block 10, W. W. Holipeter Second Addition. Russell and Marguerite Marr to Clyde and Fannie Young, for $1.400, Lot 18, O. S. Rollison Re- Sowen. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lynch and family were, week end guests of 1)15 mother, Mrs. J. W. Lynch, and sister, Mrs. Tom Callis, and family. Mr.'and Mrs. Cecil McGlaughlin and family of Illinois were week end guests here of relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Elton Birkhead and son of Beedeville were Christmas houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Walls. Airman nnd Mrs. Wylle Tate, Jr., and son of Boloxl, Miss., are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tate, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. List EcJmonson of Louise, Miss, were week end guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Silliman. plat of Blytheville. Bud and Cordla Wright to George and Helen Lee, for 1350, 202 x 3M ft. lot, SW corner, E half, 8W quarter, SW quarter. See. M-TUN- R10E. St. Francis Levee-Board to C. B. Shearer, for 114,06, Lots It and 30, Second Park Addition, LeachvJUe. Russell and Kathryn Simpson to Sterling and Hilda Martin, for II and other consideration. 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