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The Term 'Sialism1 Dons
Coat Of Another Color
By DEWITT MACKENZIE
AP Foreign AfUln Analyst
These certainly are fast moving
times In which we live so fast.
In fact, that frequently fixed
Ideas which we hold one day go
up in smoke with the morrow's
What set your columnist off on
this melancholy thought Is the
confusion that has arisen as a
result of a new definition of the
word "statism" a subject which
has drawn plaints recently in the
writings of several political ob
servers. Most of us were brought
up on the definition which is
given in my unabridged Webster:
"Belief in a state government,
as in a republic. In contrast with
belief in communism or a Soviet
Now, without much warning,
we find this definition reversed
by many folk, because of its com
paratively recent usage In re
stricted but prominent circles.
Some of our diplomats In Wash
ington have been using It, and the
president of Columbia university
(General Eisenhower, that isl
has employed it at least twice In
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It would be Interesting to know.
Just when the "reverse fcngllsh
wis first put on the old definition
of "statism." I noted Its use in
Washington maybe two years
ago, and since then it has cropped
up on numerous occasions.
Faced with two definitions I
turned to the dictionary depart
ment of Funk and Wagnalls here
in New York for light on the sub
ject. I was told that the new defi
nition has Indeed come Into use
and that the Houses 'new Col
lege Standard Dictionary de
fines statism as follows:
nrst meaning: A tneory oi
government which holds that the
returns from group or individual
enterprise are vested In the state,
as in communism."
Secondary meaning: "Loosely,
adherence to state sovereignty, as
in a republic."
Well, there you are. You can
pay your money and take your
choice. The trouble with .two op
posed definitions is that confu
sion must arise unless the con
text of the speech or article
makes clear which definition is
Of course "statism" is only one
of the words (many of them po
litical! which nave undergone
changes since the war. Take that
term "fascist," for example.
Originally that applied only to
the political doctrine developed
by Mussolini. But because Musso
lini created fascism to combat
communism, Moscow started to
use "fascist" as synonymous with
Thus gradually "fascist" has
become a generic term among
communists for anyone or any
thing which is In opposition to
communism. That's a fact which
a lot of folk don't recognize In
employing this widely used word.
Korea On Verge
War, Says U. N.
LAKE SUCCESS, Sept. 9.-iJP)
The United Nations Korean
commission said today a "barbar
ous civil war" might explode in
Korea any day as a result of the
"hardening" 'relations between
north and south.
The commission frankly told
the general assembly that two
years of U. N. efforts had failed
to ease the conflict between the
communist dominated northern
zone and the republican govern
ment in the south.
In Its 34-page annual report It
"The embittered oropoganda
and hostile activities which now
mark relations between the two
parts of Korea render the pros
pect of unification more and more
On the contrary, the commis
sion said, the two zones are en
gaged In a bitter arms race and
there Is much military posturing
on both sides" of the 38th paral
lel, wnicn separates tne two
'This holds a serious danenr of
provoking open military conflict,"
tne report said. Military contnet
in Korea would mean the most
barbarous civil war."
PITTSBURGH. Sept. 9.
Resourcefulness paid off for City
Detective Deward Scanlong.
He was asked by Youngslown,
O., police to pick up a man nam
ed Ronald Curry, believed to be
aboard a Pittsburgh bound train.
He was charged with passing bad
At th train riemt. Scanlone
was stumped. He had no descrip
tion of Curry. So he called out:
Th wnnteH man stenned UD
and was promptly trundled off to
Labor Head Tells British
BRIDLINGTON, Eng., Sept. 9.
(JP Dave Beck, an American
union leader, told British labor
that "there can be no barrier
formidable enough to stop the ev
erlasting friendship of our people."
Beck, of Seattle, Wash., Is vice-
president of the U. S. Teamsters
union and one of the leaders of
the American Federation of La
He brought formal greetings
from tne akl today to the 8lst
annual meeting of the British
Trades Union congress.
"Labor in Great Britain," he
said, "has continued to present
to tne worm an inspiring exam
pie of fortitude, self-sacrifice and
devotion to the principles of de
"It is an example in which
free labor, in America as else
where, takes great fraternal
MONROVIA, Calif., Sept. 9.
(JP- The Santa Fe disclosed two
more in a aeries of apparent at
tempted derailments on its main
line near here.
They said a steel running
board three feet wide was found
on the tracks last Saturdav. and
reported another discovery last
night, of which they would give
For months, officers have been
Investigating similar incidents In
this vicinity. There have been no
Port Of Florence Has
First. Lumber Freighter
FLORENCE, Sept. 9.UP)A
cargo of lumber today was be
ing stacked aboard the first ship
to be loaded at this port In 13
It was the C-Coaster, which put
in here after the rather shallow
harbor was deepened. The may
or, the port officials, and the Boy
Scout drum and bugle corps turn
ed out to welcome the ship.
Another ship will take on lum
ber here Sept. 13.
HOME TOWN NEWS
"THE WINNfER AND STILL CHAMPION . . . BUT
WAIT UNTIL HE GETS HOME, HIS WIFE WILL GIVE
HIM THE DICKENS FOR FIGHTING AGAIN."
Don't wait until the very lost minute to call the
ROSEBURG LUMBER COMPANY for your winter fire
wood. Get your supply now.
Stars Blame Hollywood
Over Domestic Trouble
HOLLYWOOD. Sent. 9.-4PI
Audie Murphy, World War lis
most decorated G.I., and his ac
tress bride, Wanda Hendrix. both
blame Hollywood for their do
But the film capital has been
doing Its best to keep their hearts
beating as one. The past week
they have been working together
Pays Off In Arrest
on a film ("Sierra"), doing noth
ing but love scenes. They will ap
pear as man and wife on the
Following reports that the be
ribboned veteran and his bride
of eight months might separate,
Audie, 25, and Wanda, 20, clinch
ed yesterday and made it known
that their marriage is not a bust.
"As a matter of fact.aa declar
ed Wanda, "things are looking
better for us than they ever have
Favors China Aid
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9.-ilP
Vice Admiral Oscar C. Badger
said today he favors "keeping
the door open" for possible arms
aid to non-communist China.
Badger gave his views to -the
Senate Foreign Relations and
Armed Services committees. The
(wo committees are drafting leg
islation for an arma program to
strengthen friendly nations
The Truman administration
asks a $1,450,000,000 measure, but
has proposed nothing for China.
Badger, former commander of
U.S. naval forces in the Far East,
talked with the senators behind
closed doors. But he told a re
porter he is on record as favor
ing possible arms aid to Chinese
Badger was called before the
Senate committees at the request
of Senator Knowland (R -Calif)
who is seeking to provide some
arms aid for Chinese opposing
Knowland conceded that ad
ministration forces might be able
to persuade the combined com
mittees to turn down his demand
that arms aid for non-Coihmunist
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Appears In Astoria
ASTORIA, Sept. 9,-m-A new
monthly magazine, the Columbia
Press, appeared on the news
stands here Wednesday.
The magazine, a review of
news in this region, is published
by Oke Zatterlow, publisher of
the Finnish newspaper Lannen
Uutiset, and Walter Manila, for
mer Astoria newspaperman who
is now marine editor of the Ore
China be added to the pending
Fri., Sept. O, 1949-Th'e Newt-Review, Roieburg, Ore. 3
Paul Robeson Is Burned
In Effigy By Klansmen
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 9.
(IP) Paul Robeson, the Negro
singer, was burned in effigy
Wednesday night by a small
group of robed but unmasked
It was the first public demon
stration by the Klan in the Birm
ingham district since 18 men
were indicted on flogging and re
lated charges here several weeks
A dummy bearing a placard,
"Welcome Paul Robeson," was
strung from one arm of a 20-foot
cross. Another dummy with a
large question mark pinned on it
was hung from the other arm.
E. E. Campbell, exalted cyclopt
of the Robert E. Lee Klavern, told
reporters the burning of the cross
and dummies symbolized the wel
come Robeson would leceive If
he came to Birmingham.
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