Blythtvllle )Ark.) Courier Newi - Saturday, August 20, MM- Russ Consider Troop Removal THE RUSSIANS are still very much a presence in East Berlin and East Germany. Bat they're making noises about leaving or, at least reducing their forces. Foreign News Analyst Newspaper Enterprise Assn. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. - (NBA) Diplomatic reports of a possible cut in Russia's armed forces in East Germany are more evidence that the East- .West .conflict has shifted from Europe to Viet Nam and Southeast Asia. Mocows's present military strength in its German satellite is estimated at 20 divisions. According to East European diplomats, the Kremlin plans to withdraw five divisions and to strengthen missile units stationed in Germany to offset the reduction in the number of troops. Such a drastic change in the Red army's strategy would indeed indicate that Russia's military experts consider the situation in Europe "frozen." The diplomats see it as additional proof that the Kremlin is not likely to embark on military adventures in the West in the forseeable future. The Bus- slam, Ukt the United State*, find It increasingly, costly to maintain their troops in East Europe. But in their case the reason for a possible cutback is probably not only financial but also strategic. Russia has 17 divisions in the Far East, not all of which are at full strength. Red army strategists apparently no longer regard them as adequate for their task in view of the increased tension along the 4,000- mile Chinese • Russian border. Nor has Russia ever relished the idea of fighting on two fronts, the Far East and West. * * * However the Kremlin leaders have made it clear in the past that they would be unwilling to thin out their troops in East Europe unilaterally. Since 1963, in fact, it has been Moscow's de- clared policy to bargain for a reduction of America,, troops in viet soldiers in East Germany only parallel with an equivalent reduction of American troop ins West Germany. This was emphasized again by Soviet Ambassador Zorin at the March meeting of the Warsaw Pact nations, NATO's counterpart in the Red world. * * « Said Zorin, "The Warsaw Pact nation would either reduce their military forces or even abolish them is a corresponding move is undertaken by the NATO allies in West Europe." A parallel statement, though worded cautiously and diplomatically, was made on June 16 by Secretary of State Dean Rusk. NATO's military requirements are "related" to Rutslai troop deployments in East Europe. Rusk said, Any "force reduction in the West would have to take that into consideration." ; Does this mean, as the West Germans believe, that • the Viet Nam. are quietly negotiat- United States and Russia, despite their public hostilitySwer Viet Nam, are quietly negotiating military cutbacks in Europe State Department officiafiCin- sist that all reports abouKpfcn- ned withdrawals of U.S. combat troops from Europe are "jAror- rect." .• f Yet Rusk's and Zorin's #*te- ments seem to imply that f ji'the (><-' time in years a planned parallel and reciprocal reduction —not necessarily accompanied by public announcements—&.!?&• ginning to be considered.'in Washington and Moscow. "'•'* \er arae Those of us who were members of the baby crop of 1939 may with just cause think of ourselves as the first truly "programmed" generation. So many crucial events have dovetailed with appropriate periods of our lives. For example: Our dawning awareness of the world around us coincided almost exactly with the awareness of the United States of its awesome responsibilities in the world affairs. We began our school career to 1945, the same year that this nation ended a mighty war and took the leadership of what was to be called "the free world." When we were 10 or so and thus, according to the psychologists, just beginning to test our self - confidence, the U n i t e d States felt the first major post-war test of its national self- confidence — in Korea. (We followed the war maps with the same avid interest with which our mothers followed our growth.) During this same changing period of childhood, the country couple settled down for an hour or so more of smooching in what was, by then, a practically inviolate sanctuary. * * * On Tuesday of this week I wrote a story about Bill Wunderlich, chairman of the Mississippi County Democratic Central Committee and Election Commission, who had spoken at a Chamber of Commerce lunch. Wunderlich at that time made a political recommendation, and, in reporting it, I said he spoke "ex cathedra." was performing a major w = _ . shift in"the field of "communications - from radio to television. (We were among the last addicts of "Life with Luigi;" "Henry Aldrich;" "Sky King;" and "The Green Hornet." And let us not leave out "Corliss Archer.") The national crisis that was McCarthyism swelled and burst After that, of course, the Subsequently a gentleman wandered into the Courier News office and wanted to know, "Where's Jack Baker?" Directed to the object of his search, he u 11 e r e d one line and vanished. His line: "Only a 16th century member of the clergy can speak 'ex cathedra.' Bill Wunderlich is not a 16th century clergyman." My Webster's Third International Dictionary, Unabridged, gives two definitions of the phrase "ex cathedra." To wit: "by virtue of or in the exercise of one's office" and "with authority." Nothing said about 16th century clergymen. Anyhow, even if Bill Wunderlich isn't a 16th century clergyman, the man he unenthusiastically recommended for support by local Democrats that day certainly is. Justice Jim Johnson, I mean. Astrological Forecast By CarroH Rightcr . (MeNanght Indicate, Int.) ff* determine year forecast, ttott •ragraph opposite datel wnlck Gclud* jour birth data. SUNDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: Until NOON you are certainly likely to misunderstand sayings or actions of others. You may also give some false impressions yourself, unless you are careful to be very explicit in everything. However, the evening is a time when you can uncover whatever has been mysterious to you and start an upswing. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) Don't permit amusements in A. ail to see the big things ahead hat are possible for you. Find out how other persons are liv- ng. Learn from them and get ahead in the world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan, 20) Being with persons who lave been excellent friends for a long time and perfecting hobbies with them is fine. Avoid hose who are very egotistical and can spoil your chances, make you feel small. Be smart. AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 to Feb. 19) Carry through with whatever you desire instead of meekly doing what higher-ups want, which is entirely too imposing. Make sure you better your lealth, appearance. Then the world is your oyster. litical attitudes being formed. The famous Kinsey were largely Report McCarthyism sweuea auu UUIOL uun i [jemm. anmociiiGiuo «« .*• during the years of our incip-1M. to deter you from acquiring Jent adolescence, when our po- data that close ties are able to ' release and which will help you to plan the future more intelligently. Handle the practical first, then go — go — go. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) Your associates and close ties could go at it hammer and tong as to what is best you do in the future — listen but say nothing. Much trouble could ensue otherwise. By evening all clears up very nicely. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Though you have much to do, be sure to attend services of your choice in A. M. and benefit from the fine philosophy expounded. Then dig into your work and clear the decks. See that all is spic-and-span around was published in 1953, the first year of puberty for most of us, and defined for some time our approach to the phenomenon) of sexuality. During the years of our late adolescence, the time in all human lives most receptive to new ideas, the whole world transformed itself. Arabs became independent; empires crumbled; the white man's burden came to include the awesome problem of Civil Rights; rock and roll burst from the mouldy post-war cocoon of music. In i960, when we were reaching maturity and some of us had the vote for the first time, John F. Kennedy launched a new political era and added the concept of style to national affairs. you. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) If you first handle important obligations, you can later go out for amusement that you have long desired to have. Don't neglect to do this, or you The tide breaks with us. We will feel frustrated. Evening can are now in our middle twenties and those of us who are in military service have our own war to fight. Those of us who are be esecially enjoyable. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Although you feel your own ideas are best, it would be very 10 Iltilll. inuac ui uo i...u ~.~ t - civilians have the awesome duty j wise to listen to what close ties in the prime of our lives of j also have to say. Postpone plans coping with the New Morality, '-- '"••• <"»"<>" f ° Kfttma aff< " rs the New Politics, the Pill, and the perplexing crises of farm and city. It has been an entertaining time so far. Most of us for understandable reasons still expect to be elected president in 1976 - the first year in which we will be eligible. It would fit in the-package. * * * An enterprising couple have recently pioneered in a practice that may solve city revenue dilemmas and certain geographical problems of the town's young at the same time. One late afternoon last week this couple drove into a parking space on Main St. The young man deposited a penny in the meter for 12 minutes of parking time. Then he and his lady friend proceeded to "park," as the high-schoolers still call it, 1 believe. Time went by and so did a policeman, who ultimately had to attach a parking ticket to the windsheld. •BPH^^ otje Give Beer Drinker Warning Van fjndluu ImcJ lUlllllllllllllllIMM MONDAY GENERAL TENDENCIES: You certainly have the right day to get whatever information you desire from others and if hey seem unwilling to give it o you, you can extract it by jther means. In the world of ac- ion much spying and military maneuvers can be at full steam and many secret plans are now drawn up unless one is on their guard. ARIES (Mar. 21 to Apr. 19) j Investigating and understanding what is expected of you by others makes it much easier for you to perform your tasks efficiently. Put in a good day's work. Devote evening to romance and pleasure. TAURUS (Apr. 20 to May 20) . perfect day for making new contracts with others after you lave studied them very careful- y. Take your associates out to dinner and talk matters over pleasantly. The future can be iar more successful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 21) Getting your desk cleared of work, files in order, buying, selling - all are fine today. Plan any trips you plan to take in the near future. Give assistance to those who deserve it and call on you for such. MOON CHILDREN (June 22 to July 21) Some time spent at favorite sport will relieve tensions, do much to build up your body, keep it trim. Then do whatever 1 you feel is important to your business life. Loved one should have your attention in P.M. LEO (July 22 to Aug. 21) Handling fundamental affairs is far more important than going out for fun that will probably be disappointing, anyway. Start an upswing quickly. Following suggestions of kin could prove very profitable, too. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Sept. 22) A day for vsiting, making business calls, etc. that are vital to your welfare. You can accomplish more today than you have in a long, long time. Converse with those who can give you a boost forward. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You are right in wanting to better your financial status, since you are unable to carry through with interesting outlets if you don't have enough money. Learn to be more frugal, too. for amusements. Getting affairs properly settled is highly important. VIRGO (Aug. 22 to Set. 22) Attending lectures, services, etc. has give you a chance to elevate your consciousness is wise, then our with the individual you admire and who are pleasant. Converse as you take small jaunts — must good conies of this. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Analyze well what it is you desire to accomplish and then plan with the precision of a general. Contact those persons connected with such aims who are at liberty now. Avoid temptation to go off on tangent v/ith a pal. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21! If you keep out of the way ol some irate higher-up, this can be a most happy and enjoyable day with your friends. Dress well early and off to the horseback riding, tennis, etc. tha most pleases. SAGITARIUS (Nov. 22 IL ._ — — , Dec 21) Don't get riled up with I Avoid extravagant expenses, some petty nuisance that y o u' SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) DEAR ABBY: A 35-year-old neighbor woman asked our 19- year-old son if he'would like to go out and have a beer with her. They left at 9 p.m. and didn't get home until after 2 the next morning. The place they went to closes at midnight, so they bought some beer to take out and went riding around. This woman left her own children at home. Her husband is a truck driver so he doesn't know what goes on when he's away. Our son has always been a good boy, Abby. When he came home his reaction was that of embarrassment. He said he didn't know she intended to stay out so late. How could you Handle this? UPSET MOTHER DEAR UPSET: A 19-year- old "boy" shouldn't need a bodyguard. And if he's a "good boy," he'll have sens* enough to decline her next invitation, should there be one. I would let the woman taiow, however, that there are laws against contributing to the delinquency of minors, and also neglecting one's own children. Too bad there are better heads on beers than on some people. DEAR ABBY: I have an an awful problem that I'm sure many other girls have. You see, I wear braces and when my boy friend kisses me it feels like someone is hitting me in the mouth with a barbed Wire fence. I like him a lot, but because of this it makes me dread having to kiss him. Do you have any sugestions? KAREN DEAR KAREN: Yes. Tell him to slow up when be gets to the fence. DEAR ABBY: We have a lovely home and I am very particular about keeping it clean. We have a baby girl who will be starting to creep soon. My problem is my husband. He insists on cutting his toe nails in the living room. I find his toe nail clippings all over the living room carpet, and even on the coffee table. I have told him I don't like it, but he does it anyway. Our baby will be creeping soon, and you know how babies pick up every little thing off the floor and put it in their mouths. It is such a should I do? WORRIED DEAR WORRIED: Explain to the baby (the big one you're married to) that toe nail clippings can do the same kind of damage to a baby's stomach as broken glass, and he surely wouldn't leave broken glass around for the baby to eat, would he? If that doesn't stop him, bide the scissors. DEAR ABBY: I am being unjustly criticized by some members of our small com- munity. You see, I am separated from my husband and I get lonesome for male companionship. So, I have formed a few friendships with some married men in town. (There are NO single men here; believe me, I have, looked). I do have a strict rule, however. I never date a married man unless he tells me his wife doesn't care what he does So, if I am not trying to steal another woman's husband, what is wrong with having good time with a man who is as lonesome as I am? CRITICIZED DEAR CRITICIZED: A married man belongs to nil wife ana family whether bis wife "cares" what he doe* or not. And there is always the heel who SAYS his wife doesn't "care" when s'ne doesn't even KNOW. "-* Problems? Write to A86y, Box 69700, Los Angeles, JCal. 90069. For a personal reply, enclose a stamped, self -'addressed envelope. ]'"'.. Hate to write letters? Send $1 to Abby, Box 69700, : 'tos Angeles, Cal. 90069, for 2H>- by's booklet, "How to Write Letters for All Occasions." - o i n g enthusiastically after what you most desire will see you gaining aims provided you plan your moves wisely. You :an have greater success. Being lighly magnetic, you find that others act very favorably toward you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You are able to put all of your affairs, whether of a practical or personal nature, in line order. Do some investigating where puzzling matters are concerned. Be more than affectionate with mate in P.M. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan 20) Getting out socially with congenials will reveal what hob hies are best for you to get into at this time. Certain charming people you have not seen for some time are available. Call them early. AQUARIUS (Jan. 2l to Feb. 19) By observing all regulations that pertain to you, you gain the good will of higher-ups, keep out of trouble and become more successful. Do your civic duties and gain prestige. Show that you are earnest. PISCES (Feb. 20 to Mar. 20) Find a better system for gaining your aims and cultivate new contacts who have information you require and plenty of know- how. Planning now for that course of study you have iong 1 wanted to get into i« wise. 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