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July 26, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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MONDAY, JULY 26, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE SEVEN Reds Are Only Delayed-But Not Dead-ln Latin America By FRED SPARKS NEA Staff Correspondent . NEW YORK — (NEA) — After having covered the revolution in Guatemala I am shocked to find too many Americans think communism is buried in Central America. • True, for the moment the dreadful possibility of a Communist base in this hemisphere has been erased. But' we must remember: At very little cost the Soviet Union started a movement against us in our back yard. Do not be deceived: This movement! s not dead! Most of the hard-bitten Moscow trained leaders fled to Mexico. Defeat -has merely delayed their ambition. Communism is not out to conquer one country — but the globe. Its advocates are not nationalists — but members of an international team. * • * When the Arbenz Government was collapsing, a Red leader said to me: "Even if we lose Guatemala for the moment—things are going well. The U. S.- is losing its allies. France is quitting Indo-China. The European Army is dead. England is increasing its trade with Red China. And millions in Latin America will always believe the U. S. intervened here." This Red banks on democracy's short memory — and inability to sustain political interest. He will not accept defeat in Guatemala — unless communism is defeated everywhere. The Communists and party -liners — having the advantage of those without responsibility — will now keep drumming an anti-Gringo beat. We'll be blamed for everything from the banana blight to volcanic eruptions. In the Soviet Foreign Ministry in Moscow—a "modern" skyscraper that carbon-copies Manhattan's 41- year-old Woolworth Building — there's a Latin American section. Its assignment: Probe for a weak spot south of the U. S. border. * • * One of the Soviet's neatest tricks is always to stay physically clear of pressure points—while the U. S. rushes in with fat diplomatic staffs driving easy-to-identify black cars along donkey and ox-cart roads. The Soviets figure: What people don't see they don't believe. Seventy per cent of Guatemala's 3,000,000 people are primitive • Indians who worship pagan gods and think the party line is a village phone circuit. There are no Soviet or Iron Curtain diplomats in Guatemala. The Central American payoff man is one M. Samilov, commercial at- tache in the Russian Embassy in Mexico City. The Russian and Czech Embassies in Mexico City handle all Moscow's Central American funny business, and Samoilov, with bulging briefcase, circulates in the banana vodka-martinis. It is certain that Samoilov will now sit in awful judgment on the Arbenz gang who lost Moscow its Central American strangle hold. "Purge" is the world they live in now. A U. S. diplomat figures it this way: "The Arbenz boys forgot Lenin's basic theme: 'Two steps forward and one step oack.'. "They moved to import a police state too fast and started a reaction of fear that overthrew them. If they had taken five years to do what they did in six months the Red Fleet might have included Guatemala on its 1957 annual 'good-will' cruise." • » * Of course, the Arbenz Government fooled many by insisting—to the end—it was not really Communistic. The Indo-Chinese Vietminh also insists it is not Communist. Even the North Koreans said they were completely independent of foreign Communist control. But after a happy crowd ran wild in the Arbenz home, I walked around the ruins inspecting books and magazines that made printed WELCOME FOR AN ANTI-RED: As Commies who could get away fled Guatemala's borders, a wounded anti-Communist fighter comes home to Guatemala City. Reds admit loss — for the moment. NEW LOOK IN GUATEMALA: Sign on hat of this man, waiting to greet country's new leader, proclaims "God, Country, Liberty." But Commies bank on democracy's short memory. world delivering advice and hard currency to trusted comrades. For the moment he doesn't have to visit Guatemala; he can find the friends of ex-President Arbenz at a few fan-cooled cafes near Mexico City's Prado Hotel, sipping is the Price too High? The dollar cost of providing increased water supplies under current conditions will be high. Will it be too high? It might appear to be more economical to wait for a downward curve in the whole structure of prices and vvages before undertaking the kind of construction programs required to meet our needs. But where are the signs that such a curve is in the making? And how long can we afford to wait? It took just one hot dry summer to imperil the water supply of many millions of people. Suppose next year—or the year after— brings similar conditions? Picture a shortage that goes beyond the critical stage. New York was only days away from such a crisis. Some smaller places went through it. Picture a water supply inadequate to handle a serious fire. Picture a water supply insufficient to maintain proper sanitation. Picture a a water supply no longr able to keep industrial processes functioning. The price of keeping pace with the need for water may seem high, but what about the price of failure? One uncontrolled fire, one epidemic, a group of major industries l^st to the community—any of these could involve an expense beside which the price of improved water supplies—even with costs what they are—would hardly be noticeable. Water is essential to life—the life of a city as well as the life of a human being. Without water, a man dies. Without water, a community faces the same fate. In the face of a crisis, no price can be too high. High prices paid to prevent a crisis are lew prices! Blytheville Water Co. "Water /$ Your Cheapest Commodity" love to Malenkov fe Molotov. {Indians. These Reds are typical of j Despite such evidence "liberal" <> ur own Fifth Amendment Com-[ Central American writers now wail munists. They come from cafe so- into their portables (purchased by ciety's intellectual circles, know Samoilov?) that "U.S. big business nothing of farm life, and have nev- firms crushed the people's choice in Guatemala." And the quarter-million er lifted anything heavier tnan a fountain pen. activei communism can never be really _, . . . _ Communists irom the Cape to the) ^ in Central Rio Granae keep chanting: "The revolution in Guatemala was not a rc"olution — it was a rape." The Bolshevik boogie boys will keep slamming the United" Fruit Co., an American concern that is Central America's biggest business. To prove that the United Pruit is not the United States, our government has just brought an anti-trust suit against the company, charging it with fixing the prices of bananas and splitting the field with noo ne. But still the lie-brigade will scream. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles realized it when he said: "If the United Fruit Co. paid a gold piece for every banana the Communists would still operate." Our main hope is the Communists' main weakness. Their inability to speak the language of the for ic is designed to fatten on industrial strife. The farmer, Indian or Spaniard, is an individualist to the tip of his machete. He never goes near the cities; for one thing- the hot sidewalks burn his bare feet. But he can be fooled, he has been fooled, and M. Samoilov and company are now brain-trusting up some new slick tricks. Communism lost the battle for Guatemala — but not the war for Central America. The U.S. and its friends can stay the limit only by paying the usual price — eternal vigilance. First Western Post First and one of the most important military posts in the west was Fort Laramie, eastern Wyoming, first permanent settlement of white men in the state and now a national monument. Miss Universe Gets Film Test HOLLYWOOD UP)—. A screen test was set up at Universal-International Studio today for Miss Universe-21-year-old Miriam Stevenson of South Carolina. Miss Stevenson, proclaimed early Saturday to be the most beautiful girl in the ^orld, had won the Miss USA title earlier in the annual contest at nearby Long Beach. One of her prizes was a film contract. The .first girl in the contest's three-year history to win both crowns, Miss Stevenson has what the judges regard as perfect measurements—36 inches at the bust and hips and 24 at the waistline. She won the Miss Universe title over 32 foregin entries. Universal-International is one of the sponsors of the worldwide contest. NEW YORK (£>)—Averell Harriman, former mutual security administrator and wealthy heir to a railroad fortune, has entered the race for the Democratic governor nomination. He announced on a television program yesterday he "will be proud to accept and take my coat off and fight for the principles I believe in." He said he does not intend to organize a campaign such a* friends are conducting for Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. The port of Vladivostok is fro- | zen about three months of the j year, but can be kept open by l icebreakers. I2tab!et$10* Tried Ami Found Wanting... Ami We Jo Mean WANTING! $$$Jobs-$$$-PunhaseOrden-$$$Contracts$$$ 1953-THE 'FAST-QQLLAR CROWlfW> TO MAKE ORVAL FAUBUS HIGHWAY DIRECTOR- -WE WANT SOMEONE WHO CAN ) HIGHWAYS BACK TO THE GRAVY / 'x:—^^^k- ,'•• J (V. ftvV^iSF r •jyjf-f'^x^ f . 's&&^ w\-.^z^cJiaiyrlJif *flBM£ ms^mms^M^am^^ »• Now Read The Secret Diary of Awful Fawbus (Any Rmmfr/anct to Aetna/ PIMOM «0tf Everts Is Strictly Inttntltml) 1949—Jan.—Landed Highway Commission appointment, yum, yum. Feb.—Carried my County for Highway Bonds, 3,684 to 19. YUM! YUM! YUM! 1950—Aug.—I'm a big shot now. They let me make the motion (set Highway Commission minutes of the meeting of August 4) for the biggest truck deal in history. Did we lake bids? Don't be silly! 1951—May—Oh, boy, I've moved to the city. I'm the governor** No. 2 office boy. I like it in the city, especially the Mansion. Fvt got a proxy (Mowery) on Highway Commission now. I'm having a road built, by his farm. (But I'm not sleeping well. It's that blasted Highway Audit law that's got me worried.) June—Fm a public speaker! I told the Rural Mail Carriers Convention we would spend the $7,000,000.00 from bonds to be sold in 1952 on secondary roads. 1952—Jan.—I'm. sick of this audit business. Every day I have to run down to the Courthouse, then dash back to the Capitol- back and forth, back and forth, that goes on all day. July—This campaign sure it rough, and I'm being rough on tht state car I'm driving. Get, that audit sure hurts. Aug.—This guy Cherry licked us, but it's a break for mt. Thty'Tt put me in aa Highway Director. Of course, I can't qualify under the law, but Henry, (he's the No. 1 boy) says that nobody can do anything about it before January. I'd hate to bt sued for tht salary I'm getting. Nov.—I'm sti'l editing my paper back home, and Fve got an editorial against Amendment No. 42. which would s*t up a non-political Highway Commission. I like the way it's been in the past. (P. S.—But the people adopted the amendment.) 1953—Jan.—My pal, Mutt Jones, i* in the Senate, and he has worked up a petition of senators asking the new Commission to keep me in the Highway Director's job. Gee, I hope the scheme works. Fve got used to city life. Jan.—Woe is me, the new Commission turned me down. Guess there's nothing left for me but to go back home. 1954—Apr.—Fve arrived! The old gang just couldn't get anybody but Mutt to run against Cherry, and they don't think he's big enough to do the job. It's their ace in (he hole. Mutt's run- .ing interference. Just think, if Fm elected, I can move back to Little Rock, and live at the Mansion. Yummy, Yummy! July—Things sure do look bad. (I wish I could forget the Highway Audit. Nobody else has. But maybe the Rural Mail Carriers have forgotten I promised them $7,000,000.00 for secondary roads in 1952. The Audit Commission wouldn't let us sell the bonds. But I got that road built by Mowery'a f*ra, Some folks haven't forgotten that either.) July—Fvt learned a lesson from politics. It's thia: TOO MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOO GOOD MEMORIES!!!!! A COMMUTE! OF CITIZENS FOX THE RE-ELECT/OK OF COVERNOR fRANCH CffERRT WHO WAUT I MTEMiTT AMD MONESIT AND DtCNtTT CONTINUED Iff THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE. Political Advertisement, Paid For By Citizens for Cherry, Faulkner »nd Madison Counties, Francfc Donovan, Chairmaa

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