The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1955 · Page 2
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PACT TWO ~ What Ails Britain? (ARK.)' COURIER XEW3 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18,1958 Eden's Government Faced With. Inflation Bellyache (Flrit of three dispatches) By TOM A. CULLEN NBA Staff Correspondent LONDON — (NEA) -r Britons have yet to see Sir Anthony Eden in action as prime minister. Now, five months after a thumping Tory victory at the polls, Sir Anthony remains something of a mystery, like a public monument yet to be unveiled. The irony is that Eden, whose whole career has been devoted to foreign affairs, should suddenly find himself heading a government beset by grave domestic problems. And hat problems. In the first place, the birth of the Eden governemnt last April passed unannounced by the press for the simple reason that all newspapers were on strike. The transfer of power from Sir Winston Churchill to Eden coincided with greatest wave of industrial unrest Britain has known since the General Strike in 1926. Strikes on the railways, in the docks and mines threatened to paralyze Brit- oln's entire economy. That Eden was able to weather this storm was largely due to good teamwork on the part of his Cabinet colleagues. I But what does Sir Anthony know about domestic affairs, his critics ask. He may know where Titlis Is and what Roosevelt said to Stalin at Yalta, but does he know how to run a business? Does ne know anything about balance of payments and ttie absentee rale In the coal pits? So runs the argument. What his critics forget is that Eden has had more actual business experience than Churchill, to whom economics were "those damned dots." Eden was a director of the Westminster Bank during the war, and he made a point in speaking in economic debates between 1945 and 1950. Unavoidably the nation has seen little of Eden as prime minister because Parliament has been in summer recess. But the prime minister has used this interlude to brief himself on the nation's most pressing needs, calling in his Cabinet members one by one for talks. No British government since the war (Whether Labor or Toryi has had the fortitude lo tell the British public that it Is making itself sick on too much inflation. It has been left to the Eden government to administer the castor oil. And by now the situation calls for heroic do?es. Britain's sickness can be diagnosed simply enough: Too much money is chasing too few goods; too many jobs are chasing too few men. The remedies are obvious enough: cut down on spending and boost production, while making more workers available by eliminating some existing jobs. But no government has had the courage to slip the public this bitter pill Chancellor of the Exchequer Rab Butler has tried to curb consumer spending by tightening up on bank credit and toughening up on installment buying. But he may have to increase purchase taxes and introduce a comprehensive sales tax along American lines before he is through. Ttiese measures are bound to be unpopular. House Should Pass Highway Bill, Sen. Gore Believes SIR ANTHONY EDEX without spoon, without castor oil. Rather belatedly, Sir Anthony i Eden has begun to take the people into his confidence, warning them, "We are trying to do too many things at once." Some of ihe things: new houses, new schools and super-highways; electrifying her railways; developing nuclear power; maintaining her armed forces and arming them with the most modern weapons. At the same time Britain is aim- Ing at a high level of exports, a high level of capital investment and a high standard of living. Something will have to -give. So far the Eden government has avoided a system of priorities; but soon, in consultation with labor and management, it will have to decide which things come first. The problem facing Sir Anthony is as much psychological as It is economic. He must overcome the 'Liberoce' Is Champion KANSAS CITY I.-PI — A steer named Liberace yesterday was named the reserve champion Hereford steer at the American Royal. The animal belongs to Mrs. Davie Carter. Neosho. Mo., and her two daughters. Moss Loretta Carter, 18. and Miss Ileen Carter, 16. Miss Ileen Carter showed the animal. The girls said they named the animal for the pianist, whom they admire. cally Irresponsible." The Senate bill, which bears Gore's name, omitted financing provisions because new tax legislation must originate in the House. Gore has said he personally would favor sn increase in the gasoline tax to help raise money. He said Saturday a tax bill is bound to come l:p during the 1956 session, and a road financing plan could be worked out then. Goer called it "a political necessity" for the Democrats to push through highway legislation. His bill would authorize a five-year building program to cost 18 billion dollars of federal and state funds. The House rejected both President Eisenhower's proposal for a road program financed largely through a bond issue, and a rival version pushed by House Democratic leaders which would have raised money through new taxes. Missouri Wrecks Fatal to 24 JEFFERSON CITY I* — Traffic accidents killed 2-1 persons in Missouri last week, one more than the toll for the corresponding week in 1954, the Highway Patrol reported yesterdav. As of midnight Sunday night the 1955 traffic death count h»d risen to 791, or 55 more than for the same period las year. The death toll for October was up to 52. or 1 more than, for the first 16 days In October. 1954. Read Courier News Classified Ads. Husbands! Wives! Get Pep, Vim; Feel Youngei Thounndi of couples are weak, worn-out, ei luuiMd juit became bodv Uckj iron. For no vounger feeling after -4&, try Ojtrei Toni tablet!. Contiin iron for yep; supp!«n« dosci vitamins Bi and 8;. Costs little. "G«acquainted" si« onlv 50*. At ill <lni|gul Shared with Neighbor j NEW CANAAN. Conn. '.-Pi — Jack ' Peach, 35. and his neighbor Mrs.: Arden Murphy are polio victims j who need help from iron Kings, j When the floods here caused a pow- ! er failure, peach invited Mrs. Mur-; phy, who uvars a portable iron Lime. • W) share a generator he keeps in his ; cellar for jusi such an emergency, j nation's fears, as well as restore us confidence in ihe future. j • For the past 15 years Britain has | been engaged in a daring social ex-! periment. A country impoverished ; by two world wars and greatly ban- ] dicapped in competition with the new giani powers, she has been try- , ing to set new standards of social \ security and of full employment. | Next: New prosperity brings • fear to Britain. 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