The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 30, 1953 · Page 3
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 30, 1953
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, W88 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THREE 1 ftfrf ChiUnn: Spiritist Solemnity— Communists Place Vigorous Accent on Training of Youth Edltor'i Note—WilnanvL. Ryan, ' In a three-month stay In the Soviet Union, talked to scores of Russians without benefit of interpreters. He traveled 6,000 miles without going on any of the "escorted tours" arranged for most foreigners visiting the Soviet Union. Here, in another of his uncensored stories, he gives an insight into communism's hold on youth. By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foriegn' News Analyst _ "What do a Russian girl and boy f talk about when they go out for an evening on the town?" Mystification prompted this question to a young Communist-reared woman. I had noted Russians in a restauarant attempting to have a good time and making a pretty glum affair of it. They Just seemed to sit and stare at each other. "Oh," she said, "there are lots of things to talk about." "What, for example? You are married. Your husband must have courted you. What did you talk about?" "Oh," she repeated. "There are many things. There's socialist competition, for example." This is partly nonsense, of course. Basically, young men and women in Russia discuss many of the same things that couples elsewhere talk about. Nevertheless, their attitude toward life shows the effects of sealed off, effective training. The Communist party's system of education from nursery onward captures the choice core of a generation. Accent On Youth The Soviet Communist party, puts the accent on youth though many youngsters escape the. rigid mold. The party Is interested principally in talented youngsters who will be Indoctrinated and trained to form •a Iiard core from which party leaders of tomorrow will be selected and trained. Every Soviet town .has its house or "palace" of Young Pioneers. Theoretically, all Soviet children are members of the Young Pioneers. But those who frequent the palaces are the ones who get special attention until they resemble little robots, responding automatically to commands. The stress is upon development of talent, party education and discipline. During a trip to a half dozen Soviet republics, I visited some of these Pioneer palaces. The one in Tashkent, capital of the Uzbek S.S.R., seems fairly typical. I went there one Sunday unannounced, and after some argument with the guard at the gate and showing my impressive Red police pass, I was allowed to go in. I was a problem to the woman in charge, but she took me in tow for a guided tour. Fortunately for her, things had been arranged in anticipation of visits from a number of "delegations" including Brazilians, Indo- nesians and Mongolians. Cream of Talent There were no more than 50 children in. the building, with an equal number in the yard outside. The rest of the children of Tashkent (population 600,000) were about other pursuits in the streets and parks. Those in the palace— a long, rambling two-story build- Ing surrounded by a slogan-decked tense—were the cream of the talent the Pioneers could boast in various fields. There were about an equal number of young Uzbeks and young Russians. Obediently, they awaited quietly the guests' arrival. They were all done up in their Sunday best, all wearing red neckerchiefs s y m b o 1 i zing the Young Pioneer organization. I was shown the "kabinet," where children ranging in age from about 7 to 14 discuss Young Pioneer business gravely—like a "little government," the guide said. Such a meeting apparently already had been arranged. In another room. 18 boys and girls bent over chessboards playing a simultaneous match with a local chess master. In other rooms I was shown children's handicraft, painting and sculpture, some of it remarkably good, and their biological and zoological collections. A class of children in costume was learning Uzbek folk dances. A group of three young accordionists used Italian and German instruments under an instructor's eye. No Rambunctiousness The children were extremely shy With me, and later, with the delegations. There were no bubbling, rambunctious kids such as one might expect to find in that age bracket in any large group. Somehow they seemed spiritless. The talent was there, beyond question, and the training was there, but the childhood was not. Gravely they did everything they were told to do without hesitation or questions. The Brazilian delegation, ushered in by a Portuguese-speaking guide, was obviously Impressed. Fresh from the Communist World Federation of Trade Unions Congress in Vienna, the Brazilians were expressively enthusiastic about Soviet youth. They gave the impression that they took these children as typical of all Communist-reared youth, although just outside in the streets, as in the streets of any Soviet capital, many a young tough can be seen loud and .rowdy cigarette smoking boys who already have begun to scratch for a living. Children of the better class Communists are shielded from such influences. The process begins in the nursery. Since most Soviet mothers work children of 3 or 4 are sent to "Dyetskayas"—nurseries—to be cared for and trained during the working day by Russian nurses and teachers. In any Soviet streets, children can be seen in groups of 50 or more going through their paces with teachers watching. They are molded into the Russian and Communist mold. Shielded from Outside They will grow up as Uzbek Russians, Tadjik Russians, Kazakh Russians, Azerbaijan Russians. Since all their affairs Will be in the Russian language, as the years go by they will have less and less use for their own. Shielded from information from the outside world which does not fit into the Communist pattern, the children become obedient servants of a Communist society. Many escape the rigid pattern, however. As the Soviet middle class continues to grow, more and more others are attempting to give up working so they may rear their children themselves. A tremendous amount of attention is given to children by the Communist party and Soviet government. The education network is growing constantly because no highly industrialized nation can hope to survive in today's world withqut a broad base of education. But Communist education comes first. Ike Works With Eye on Golf Course FAMILY "PUMP"— Ferdinant Kaiser, a West Berlin merchant displays the three-wheel bicycle- truck he built to provide transportation for his family. The driver, sitting in the rear, steers the vehicle with the aid of an auto-type steering wheel which is connected to the front wheel by a ? wire system. Vice Squad Sees JR in 3 -D as Critics Pan Her AUGUSTA, Ga. ffl — President Eisenhower hoped to get time out from work on forthcoming messages to Congress for a round of golf today. TOT the first time this week the President had no formal conferences with advisers scheduled and he was reported eager to play a round at the Augusta National golf course. Since he arrived here Christmas | Day he has got in only 18 holes, j He played last Saturday. Most of the rest of the time he has devoted to work on the series of messages Which will begin going to Congress next week. Eisenhower will be joined late tomorrow by a group of administration officials and While House aides coming from Washington to help draft his Jan. 7 State ol the Union message. The President already has completed a report to the nation on his administration's first year in office. He will make that via television and radio Monday night. ST. LOUIS (fi— Members of the morality squad who sat in on the world premiere or the movie "The French Line"—a 3D vehicle starring Jane Russell—will tell their superiors today what they thought of it.. Then the superiors—Police Chief Jeremiah O'Connell, Chief of De- ;ectlves James Chapman .and Prosecutor William Geeke — will decide what to do. O'Connell said he theater management would be asked to discontinue the movie If the squad members found it obscene . The movie, which was panned by newspaper reviews^ has caused quite a stir since failing to win approval from Movieland's self-censor, the Breen Office. Miss Russell, herself, was critical of her controversial dance sequence in the movie and decided not to make a personal appearance at last night's premiere, Catholics of the St. Louis area were advised in churches last Sunday not to attend the movie. A letter condemning the movie and issued by two Catholic lay groups was read to the congregations. Lt. John Doherty, one of the morality squad members who was assigned to the Fox Theater last night for the showing, said he would have no comment until he had conferred with his superiors. He said, however, the squad members had a tough time getting to Uieir seats because of the crowd. Doherty quoted the theater manager as saying it was the largest crowd , in six years. The theater seats 5,000. Movie critic Myles Standish. of the Post-Dispatch wrote of the show: "All I can say is, the song and dunce in question which crudely exploits Miss Russell's ware may U.S. Exchanges Some A-Data "V«ry Limited' Swap Revealed WASHINGTON wi—A very limited exchange o! secret atomic information for peaceful purposes has been under way fer some time between the United Slates and friendly nations, Sen. Hickenlooper (R- lowa) has. disclosed. Hickenlooper, vice chairman of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, said yesterday this information dealt with "materials processing" and involved atomic isotopes, used widely in medical research. He declined to elaborate. Proof Possible Invention of the spectroscope made it possible for man to learn the composition of the heavenly bodies. It had been supposed that they were composed of the same materials, but not until the spectroscope was .invented was It possible to obtain proof. or may not be immoral—though certainly in bad taste—but the whole film is so tedious and inept I myself would never have stayed long enough to see the number If it weren't for the publicity." COLD SUFFERERS Don't suffer discomforts ot colds ... Get QUICK Relief with STANBACK . . . T«it STANBACK againtt any preparation you'vt «vtr uierf . . . >«t how quick rtliof come* Snap Back with. STANBACK TABLETS or POWDERS Bandit Who Gave Up Gets Sentence Upheld JONESBORO WV-A young btn- dit who turned himself In ind helped police solve a Christmas ev« kidnap-robbery won suspension of his sentence, but four accomplice! must serve prison time. Circuit Judge Chart*! Light granted Deputy Prosecutor Bill Penix' request yesterday and suspended 18-year-old William Barber's five-year sentence for robbery and one of four years for kidnaping. Authorities said Barber, accompanied by his mother, went to police headquarters Christmas eve and told how he and the others abducted and robbed Doyle Washington of S6.OT6 earlier that night. Washington, assistant manager of a Safeway store here,, was on his way to a bank with the store's nightly deposit. Judge Light pronounced three to six-year sentences on Enis J. (Scotty) Brown, 24, Pearl W. (Junior) Robinson, 23, William Ramsey, 25, and Martin Dale Bland, 19. Effective Help \ /^Child's Cough For coughs and acute bronchitis due to colds you can now get Creomulsion specially prepared for Children in anew pink and blue package and be sure: (1) Your child will like it (2) It contains only safe, proven ingredients. ' (3) It contains no narcotics to disturb nature's processes. (4) It will aid nature to soothe and heal raw. tender, inflamed throat and bronchial membranes, thus relieving the cough and promoting test and sleep. Ask for Creomuhion for Children in the pink and blue package. CREOMUL'SION FOR CHILDREN •Orm CHtH CM CtM. Ante ImiMm. First Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives was Frederick A. C. Muhlenberg, of Pennsylvania. Stock up for the Holidays The Holidays mean extra company... extra entertaining. Let Coca-Cola help make holiday hospitality easy. Have enough on hand... and serve it ice cold. lOTTtlO UNDII AUTMOmtY Or TNI COCA-CO1A COMMNT IT COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY OF BLYTHEVILLE O I»M. Hit COCKOU COMMNT Wishing You A Year Chock Full Of Happiness And Prosperity In 1954 MEAD

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