The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 8, 1956 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 8, 1956
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W1DXWDAT, FEBRUARY 1,1M« BLTTHEVILTJE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE MINI Th« Big Decision II; Ike Is 'Old Self Since Returning to White House By RELMAN MORM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Eisenhower, who stresses the need for higher energy in administering his office, has been "tackling things in the old manner" since he came back to the White House, an aide says. Max Rabb, secretary of the Cabinet, normally is present whenever it meets. For nearly three years, he has been watching the President in these sessions. Today, Rabb says: He's tackling things In the old manner. He doestit spare himself. "And he doesn't want^any mush. The agenda for the CaBlnet meet- Ings are just as difficult as they ever were, but he takes on the toughest problems. He has been firm and decisive. Eisenhower recently underlined 'the importance of physical energy io » man in his job. He listed it as on of the factors in "my problem of deciding whether to run for a second term. He spoke of the ••zip and zest that you can take imo conferences. And he added: "Now this morning maybe I feel very zestful, but I do know that I have had an attack. Shorter Hourc Eisenhower is working shorter hours, too. Before his heart attack, his appointment schedule often began at 7:30 a.m. Nowadays, 9 is the usual hour. Alter a light lunch, he rests and returns to his office in the west wing of the White House around 2. He stays there another three hours or so. To the question of whether he does any work at night, one of his confidantes replies, "he may not take « file home with him—but how can anybody Just stop thinking about .this job at 5:30? Eisenhower also said, on the matter of his physical condition, "it would be Idle to pretend that my health can be restored to the excellent state in which the doctors believed it to be in mid-September. And again, he said he hopes his forthcoming decision "will not unduly reflect concern for self. Even before his heart attack—in a speech to OOP state chairmen ' Denver, Sept. 10 — Eisenhower seemed to be hitting at the dispensable man doctrine with these words: Not tackinr ln«piratitm "But we dont believe for a mln- ut« that the Republican party Is so lacking in inspiration . . . That we are dependent, on one You can never pin your flag so tightly to one mast that if a ship •inks you can not rip it off and nail it to another. Do all these remarks, taken together, indicate that Eisenhower has rjectded against running for office? and that he may have been thinking along this line before his illness? . For months, people in Washington have been turning his words over and over, studying them from all angles—and coming up with totally different Interpretations. By B process of inverse reasoning, an apparent "no hag come to look to some observers like a concealed "yes, and vice versa. Moreover, in the past, Eisenhow- ers on-the-record statements have checkup, then go South for a shortj time, and make his decision there. 2. They are not in agreement as to whether his physical condition is the paramount consideration. One said, "He's haunted by the thought of being incapacitated in office. But another took the post- House. If you ask any of fuse even to venture a guess, Uonr"He's a soldier. He'll do what he thinks is his duty. 3. They are unanimous in saying not the slightest indication has come to them from Eisenhower himself, or anybody in the White the "be- White House staff people, they re- mean that I know something about cause if I did, youd take that to his plans, and I, don't." Not IllscuiK-d 4. They all say the question of an alternative for Eisenhower has and said, "the reason is that there not been discussed. One grinned probably would be half a dozen men sitting in on such a discussion who hope they would get the nomination. 5. The story that Eisenhower was "bored while he was away from Washington appears in every conversation with them. One of them said, "that was the first time in many years when he didnt have a desk waiting for him at 8 o'clock in the morning. He knows -to " now wlml H wuulJ Eisenhower was asked about this at a news conference and he re plied, "I nave got a thousanc things to do in this world, so I don't think I would be bored." Out of all this, although the rea soning seems somewhat involved to a mere* observer, the party leaders concerned here conclude that "unless the doctors give him a very bad reports-tell him ab solutely that he cant take anothe four years — he'll run again." But—there are people in Wash ington giving five-to-one odds tha Eisenhower will say "no'." And there are people taking the bet. TOMORROW: The seasons why and why not. Public Opinion in Britain Is Against Capital Punishment not always accurately . foreshadowed his actions later. In Europe, before, he got out ol uniform, he frequently said "1 want no political office ... I dont want anything to do with politics. In 1B50, shortly before his appointment as supreme commander of NATO, he said, "I have no intention of doing in 1952 anything different from what I am doing now. In 1951, this reporter had an hours conversation with Eisenhower it his NATO headquarters and found him less positive about this—but still not prepared to say what he would do. So today, Republican leaders who hope he will run have resolutely refused to admit that anything he has said can be taken as evidence that he has reached a decision not to run. What Leaders Say This Is what some of the lop OOP leaders say about the situation at this point: 1. They are unanimous in the belief that Elsenhower hasn't yet made up his mind, Most of them expect him to wait for the information from next weeks physical Do-it-Y our self Focf Invades Paris Fashions By NADEANE WALKER PARIS (Jfi— Make-it-yourself Par- Is fashions, at prices starting from about $15 have been shown here at the end of the spring high fashion eason. Already on sale by mail order In the United States, »e Gaston de Paris creations are shortly to be offered directly through American retail outlets, according to Director Philip Oelb. They will also be sold in A number of other countries. The scheme for precut dresses, suits and coats, with trimmings and materials, was started here experimentally last season. The clothes are designed by Serge Ko> gan who worked with Dior, LeLong and Lily Dache in New York before opening his own Paris dress house. They are aimed at the millions of American women who do tHeir own sewing. At a press showing at Maxim's, mannequins paraded 19 new models, many in cotton for summer. They included fitted and box jacketed suits, cocktail and day dresses in cotton and silk prints, casual and dressy coats and a cape-jacketed ensemble. Many of the latest trends were there: Slightly boused necks, big bows and cuff collars, polka dots and big cuff collars. Some had removable trimmings. To show easily they can be put together "by machine or hand in two to eight hours." one model sewed up her own dress during the showing and then put it on to join the parade. Beagle Burns His Doghouse COLUMBUS, Ohio (fl — Brownie, a black and tan beagle owned by Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith, is in the doghouse again—a slightly burned doghouse. riremen said.the pet set fire to his doghouse and the blaze spread to the Smiths' garage. They estimated damage to the garage, car inside and the doghouse at $1,085. Smith had placed a light bulb in the doghouse to keep it warm. Firemen said the pet apparently chewed the wires, starting the fire. Mrs. Smith discovered the blaze and pulled a frightened Brownie from the dog house. There's a Week For Everything BIRMINGHAM, Ala. («—Mayor James W. Morgan has declared Feb. 26-March 3 National Nothing Week for Birmingham. "National Gold Plated Diaper Pin Week," the mayor groaned. "National Pickle' Wart week, National Kidney Plaster Week, ad Infinl- tum . . .' He Invited all Birmingham citizens during National Nothing Wees "to participate in nothing but full and complete enjoyment" of a week free of discord. Lake Superior Is the largest freshwater lake fa the world. the supreme penalty for murder. Twice in the last eight years Parliament has come near suspending capital punishment. The House of Commons voted for a five-year experimental suspension in 1948 but the House of Lords vetoed it. A year ago the House narrowly turned down a similar proposal by 31 votes. By EDWIN SHAN'KE LONDON Ufi — Britain may have executed her last murderer. For almost six months Albert Pierrepoint, public hangman and mild mannered keeper of a Lancashire pub, has been on an unscheduled vacation. Not once during that period has he sprung the trap on a condemned man. And in that period the home secretary, who makes the final decision on appeals for clemency, has reprieved nine convicted murderers. Now there is public agitation to make the "Hangman's Holiday" permanent. "Ban hanging" rallies are being held up and down the country. Newspapers are demanding a quick decision by Parliament to settle the controversy before the next murderer faces the gallows. The government Is expected to schedule a House of Commons debate on abolition—or at least a test suspension—of capital punishment soon after Prime Minister Eden returns from Washington Thursday. Political observers give an anti- hanging bill a "fair chance" of passing. The latest drive against capital punishment was sparked by the hanging of Ruth Ellis for the shooting of her lover last year. There was a general outcry. Many people felt there were so many extenuating circumstances that the blonde night club hostess should have been spared the hangman's noose. More recently, the case of "the three falsely Imprisoned men" has j added fuel to the'antideath cam-j Read Cour j er Ne ws Classified Ads. paign. This case shocked the nation. The men were convicted of beating up a policeman. They served two years in prison before two others doing time confessed the crime. But what If the policeman had died? British law rigidly demands Austria to Get U.S. Surpluses VIENNA W — Austria and the United States signed a contract yesterday lor the sale of $22,300,000 worth of surplus U. S. agricultural products this year. About H'/ 2 million dollars of this will be a loan to Austria, to be repaid over 40 years at 4 per cent in- World Population Estimate Upped UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. w — The TJ.N. has boosted its estimate of the world's mid-1954 population by 1J8 million persons to a record 2,666,000,000. Main factor in the sharp increase was Red China's report of 582.SC3,- 417 population In mid-1953. Previously the U.N. had used the Nationalist Chinese estimate of 463,493.0000 people living in mainland China in mid-1948. spend most of the balance in Aus- ria supporting its embassy, purchasing Austrian prefabricated louses and fertilizer products, and advertising American products. This Is News? ATLANTA W» — Georgians are spending more money on automobiles than on groceries. The TJ. S. Department of Commerce says a business census showed Georgia residents spent 26.9 cents of every dollar for uatomobiles, accessories and service station products and 22.8 cents for food in 1954. 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