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Tuesday, June 26, 1951
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THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1951 WASHINGTON Column BV PETER EDSON KEA WsBliington Correspondent MuArthur Teftlmony Shows Nobody Has All the Answers W ASHINGTON - (NEA)—Senate double-committee investigation into the firing of Gen. Douglas MacArthur has now reached a pretty confusing state. So much estimony has been taken that every witness appears to have stood on all sides of every question. It's possible to prove almost anything you wanl to by quoting only from parts of the testimony you may happen to agree with, or wish to believe. Since the only fun of getting into an argument is to get everyone completely balled up, there are cited below a few examples on how the MacArthur dispute can now be reduced to near- absurdities. These are some of the points that wi'l have to be cleared up if this marathon inquisition i to produce anything constructive at all: 1. Former Defense Secretary Louis Johnson testified that when the Korean war broke out. Secretary of State Dean Acheson was for opposing the aggression with U. S. air and sea-power alone. If that strategy had been followed, all of Korea would of course be in the hands of the Communists today. Republican Senator Robert A. Taft has up to now been one of the principal advocates of using air and sea-power as deterrents to Communist aggression. So, at the start of the fight. Senator Taft and Secretary Acheson apparently held similar views on this point. It was Gen. MacArthur, according to Secretary Johnson, who first declared that air and sea-power alone would do no good. It was Gen. MacArthur who said American ground troops would have to be used. Whose War? That would seem to make it Gen. MacArthur's war as much as Secretary Acheson's war. And it points up a possible great difference in views on strategy between Senator Taft and General MacArthur. What is really needed to clear up this situation is some testi- inony from John Foster Dulles. He was in Japan when the Korea war broke out, and he knows exactly what General MacArthur thought about it at the time. This might show that Ambassador Dulles had an equally important part in getting this war started. 2. Air Force Chief of Staff General Hoyt S. Vandenberg's testimony also presented some puzzlers. He declared the U. S. Air Force was operating on a "shoestring" bayis. He said the Korean war wouldn't be conclusive even if U. S. bombers knocked out Manchuria and the principal cities of China. This doesn't sound at all like the statements being issued when the Air Force was feuding with the Navy a couple of years ago. 3. Senator Taft and Lieut. Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer would also seem to be at considerable odds over how to end the Korean war, or else Senator Taft has greatly changed his views. Last January, Senator Taft recommended in a speech that the U. S. pull out of Korea and establish a new defense line based on Formosa and Japan. But when Gen. Wedemeyer in his testimony before the two committees recommended that the United States pull out of Korea, Senator Taft told a reporter he was against it. Taft Preference Senator Taft now says he prefers a military stalemate in Korea to a 38th parallel peace settlement. Gen. Wedemeyer agrees only on the Idea that peace on the 38th parallel would be psychological defeat for the U. S. Otherwise, Gen, Wedemeyer said so many things he, himself, later qualified that it's a little difficult to keep up with him. He wouldn't pull out of Korea unless the United ligations did, but if we stay in we should go it alone if necessary, to push the war harder. How you do all those things consistently is a bit of a mystery, 4j Most of the eight days Sec. Acheson was on the stand were spent in trying to hang full blame on him for the China debacle. But Gen. Wedemeyer went a long way in his testimony in placing primary responsibility on General MacArthur. . That came through Gen. Wedemeyer's revelation that in 1945 he wanted seven U, S. divisions to defend Manchuria, General MacArthur, as Pacific Supreme Commander, turned down the request If approved, it might have prevented the rise of the Chinese Reds. 5. In recommending that the U. S, push the Korean war harder, Gen. Wedemeyer even advocated bombing the Manchurian HOE OFTEN OVERWORKED GARDEN EXPERTS THINK PROTESTION — Straw keeps dirt from damaging tomatoes. »•» BY ROBERT E. CEICER AP Newsfeatures Writer DROBABLY the most overworked-tool in tlie home-gardener's kid is the hoe. That cotnes straing from headquarters,, and it should cheer the city gardener who has a mini- of time and effort to terial. After the plants are up and growing well, additional straw or compost may be placed in the spaces between the rows of vegetables. This has two advantages. It helps keep the weeds from growing and it also shades the ground. This helps keep it cool and conserves moisture. To be effective in dry areas, where moisture is at a premium, this "mulch" must be applied early in the season, before the land dries out. The soil cover is especially good around non-staked tomato, cucumber, bush squash and similar plants because it keep the fruit from touching the ground. When these fruits come in contact with soil they rot or become more susceptible to disease. The ground cover should not be more than two inches thick and a much thinner layer is sufficient in many areas. When the cover is too thick it may absorb the storra moisture instead of letting it reach the soil. If a crop is harvested and the gardener plans to put another into the same ground immediately, the mulch should be raked away and not spaded into the soil. If it is spaded in it will temporarily rob the ground of nitrogen, and the gardener will have to fertilize to make up tor the loss. mum of time spend on his turnips. The garden experts of the U. S, Department of Agriculture say cultivation—the main small-garden chore performed with the hoe —usually is necessary only to kill weeds. Some amateur gardeners believe it necessary to get out and hoe the ground vigorously after every rain. They believe that gardeners cultivate to keep the soil soft and that rain causes it to pack. That's partly true. But hoeing too often and too deep can harm the roots of vegetables. Most vegetable roots are close to the surface. They should be disturbed as little as possible. Of course the ground must be kept loose and "open" in a garden so moisture will be absorbed and not run off. Occasionally it may be necessary to hoe, very lightly, to loosen the soil. But usually, experts say, the only hoeing necessary is that done to keep the weeds down. If the soil of a garden is too clay-like and packs hard after rains, some coarse sand or light gravel should be mixed with it when it is spaded. Straw, manure and other materials may be added to give it texture. After the seeds are planted the garden may be covered with a light Jitter of straw or similar ma- One of Andrews Sisters Is By Associated Press SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 26,—One of the show world's Andrews Sisters, Maxine, is recuperating today from major surgery. Her sisters Patty and Lavonne are carrying on in New York without hei', and a spokesman for Maxine says it is the first time they have sung professionally as a duo. railroad and breakir.g with Soviet Russia. This is one to ponder. As a basis for comparison, consider what would happen if the Russia air force dropped just one bomb on the 470-mile Alaska railroad that runs from Seward to Fairbanks. Would that start World War Three? 6. Gen. Wedemeyer was dead right, though, •-•'hen in 1947 he prophesied that the Russian-controlled North Korean Reds would attempt an invasion of South Korea. He was way ahead of the pack on that one. 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"I'm not mad at him," she said yesterday. "But I think it best to end our engagement under the circumstances. * * * i love Tom, just like I love everybody." PLANTS FROM DESERT COULD FEED HUNGRY Report Stassen To Run in 1952 By Aisaciattd Pre$» ST. LOUIS, June 26, — Radio station KXOK reported today that Harold Stassen, president of the University of Pennsylvania, will be a candidate for the Republican nomination in 1952. Bruce Barrington. the station's news director, reported in a copyrighted story the decision was made at a hush-hush meeting held last weekend in Clarksboro, N. J. "He said that if he were wanted, he would make the race," Barrington said, "and I can report he definitely will be a candidate." Argentina Has Atoms to Swap By Associated Press BUENOS AIRES, June 26, — Argentina might be willing to swap some of her new atom secrets, if she could get the right raw materials in return, says the nation's top atom scientist, Ronald Richter. "If she can make a good deal," Richter told newsmen, Argentina might sell her nuclear secrets outright, or trade them for machinery and raw materials she needs for atomic industrial development. AP Newsfeatures MEW YORK — Neglected plants of the desert are pictured as a new means to survival for a land-hungry world. Food, essential oils and medicines are available, says Raymond B. Cowles, in dry-land vcre^- ' i. .AH that's needed is dovelooment. Writing in "Natural History" magazine, Cowles, professor of zoology at the University of California, says that only a tiny fraction of the world's millions of miles of desert lands has been or can be irrigated. Almost all good crop lands have been plowed in the century past; only at the desert edge has the human tide been checked. Indians Used Plants In the old days, he recalls, thousands of American Indians lived on desert plants. "If to these are added other species used by natives of other deserts, we should have hundreds of plants from which to choose." Even in areas not strictly desert but now being used for marginal farming, he says, desert vegetation would all but guarantee crops in dry years when ordinary crops fail. Some of the many plants Professor Cowles lists as possibilities are native tobaccos, bunch grasses that produce seeds and a mint called chia which the Indians used as a staple in their diet. "In addition to these items there are plants that produce beautiful natural dyes," he adds, "others yield strong fibers, aromatic oils in great profusion and variety, and vegetable fats and waxes that rival sperm oil in their characteristics. There are an unknown number that produce insecticides, insect repellents, rodenticides, or repellents, antiovidents, anti-germi- nants, possible weed killers, and many very interesting toxins and drugs that might prove valabue in the treatment of human disease. . . 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Taft, who heads the Senate Republican Pohcy committee, dis missed without a direct reply Mr, Truman's charges in a speech at Tullahoma, Tenn., yesterday that the Republicans are "playing right into the hands of the Russians" by conducting a "smear campaign" agains the administration. The Ohioan — a possible GOP presidential candidate — told reporters it is an "ab.solute untruth" that any bi-partisan policy exists now, "The 1948 election so went to the president's head that he has consulted no Republican leac^ers since that date," the. Ohio senator declared. OK Bills to Boost Illinois Coal Sale By Asseclattd Press SPRINGFIELD, III,, June 26.— The state Senate today approved a scries of bills designed to increase purchases of Illinois coal. The bills require cities and other local governments to buy Illinois coal if the price is not 10 per cent higher than out-of-state coal. AiJproved by a vote of 33 to 5, the legislation sponsored by Rep. G. William I-lorsley (R-Springfield) goes to Governor Stevenson for enactment. Senator Timothy Donnelly (D- Carlinville), who comes from a coal mining area, said the bills would "revive and rcstire in some fashion a sick and dying industry," Other Senators supporting the measures said the> would help relieve, growing unemployment in the coal mines. Senator Dennis J. Collins (R- If you see near your house you may have TERMITES Aik F«r ft— lMtp«<*iM Mt.Vernon Lumber Co. PHONE 28 Authorized Representative of .^^'aLl'.^ Ohio Vjllev Terminix Corp. W TERMINIX ft Our E X p e.r t WHEEL BALANCING methoih • OLD NEWSPAPERS FOR SALE 5c BUNDLE DeKaib) and others opposing the legislation declared it would place an additional financial burden on cities and other tax-supported bodies. The bills apply to cities, counties, park districts, Chicago governments, state institutions and. universities and many other public* agencies. TIME TO BUY LIQUOR IS NOW from the only Liquor Store in Mt, Vernon. 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