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U. S. Pledge of Aid Will Free Them From Fear, Turks Assert By John A. Thole Foreign Correspondent of The Star and the Chicago Daily News ISTANBUL, April 18.—The pledge that America is standing behim Turkey means more to many Turk today than the $100,000,000 accom panying its moral support. "If we can have 25 years of guar anteed peace we will be able t< build a strong Turkey that can guar antee the peace of the whole Middli Bast,” a prominent Turkish leadei not in the government tells me. American backing will give then that freedom from fear, many Turk! believe. Recent Turkish history shows no such periods of peacefu certainty. Before World War I there was tht absolute rule of the sultans. 1 Then Turkey went to war on the i side of Germany, and went down ■ with that power in 1918. 1928 Struffle Recalled. Early in the 1920s the country was 1 racked by its struggle for inde pendence, ending with the setting ; up of the Turkish republic in 1923. Through the following years, as Russia became stronger, likewise un easiness became stronger in Turkey, standing alone before its big and somewhat unpredictable northern neighbor. Came World War II and for more than four years Turkey nervously guarded its neutrality before finally coming in on the side of the Allies in the last days of the conflict. Russian Pressure Cited. During the' past 18 months, the almost steady pressure Russia has exerted in its war of nerves has kept Turks dancing in an agony of apprehension and wondering what they would do, if the Russian Bear finally decided to make a sidewise swipe with a clawed paw. So buffeted about itself, Turkey could be expected to exert no great stabilizing influence on the Middle East—at once the powder key and the oil treasure house of the world. Veteran Turkish political leaders recall that America's extension of a paternalistic arm today closely | parallels an unsuccessful attempt ; they made in the same direction i after World War I. mat movement was initiated by Turks calling themselves the Wil son’s Principles Group. It was dedi cated to an attempt to assure American backing that would enable them to build up a strong Turkey to play a dominant role In the Middle East. Reasons for Failure. It failed, according to one veteran Turkish leader, principally for three reasons: 1. Its purposes were publicly twisted, making it appear it was a group seeking to have America take over a mandate over Turkey. 2. The spirit of isolationism was! still dominant in America, making it appear the United States would be unwilling to step into the Turkish picture. 3. Possible jealousy on the part of some of the ex-Allies who were unwilling to see America take a dominant role in Turkey at the expense of their own positions. Turkey’s turning to America to day marks its furthermost westward look since the French Revolution, actually the first force to pull Tur key even slightly away from its Eastern isolation. (Copyright, 1847) Spanish Book Exhibit To Open Wednesday An exhibit of mare than 200 mod ! era Spanish books will open in the library at Catholic University at 6 pm. Wednesday to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the birth of Miquel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of “Don Quixote." The exhibit is sponsored by the Institute of ubero-American Studies at the school. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. P. J. McCormick, rector of the uni versity, will welcome the guests Among those invited to the opening are Don German Baraiber, charge d'affaires of the Spanish Embassy, and Hector David Castro, Ambas sador of El Salvador. Mr. David Rubio is director of the institute. Charge Accounts Invited prices reduced sun suits for the sand box set Bib top corduroy suspender 6 shorts in pastel colors with felt applique motif. 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