PACTS SIX f ARK.V COURIER NEWS True Judgment of Ike's First 100 Days in Office May Have to Wait Years By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) — On Thursday President Eisenhower will have completed his first 100 days in the White House.-There will be comparisons between the first 100 days and those of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt end Truman. But these are comparisons without real significance since the circumstances under which the three men took over the presidency were different. A true judgment of Eisenhower's first 100 days may have to wait a year, perhaps years. It will have to be pegged not so much on what he has done in these first 1QQ days but on the plans and decisions made in that period for the future. n-^ey>H took over when the country was broke and bewildered, he nad 10 act lust lo prevent collapse, and he did, with one emergency measure after another. Truman's first 100 days, were momentous—the surrender of Germany and the disintegration of Japan—but would have been the. same no matter who sat in the White House. It was after the 100 days that Truman had to make his big decisions. Static Situations Elsenhower Inherited, not world war or an economic emergency, but situations Which, while tjey contained critical elements, were mainly static: The country was amazingly prosperous; there was a cold war with Russia; there was a hot war in Korea. All three situations had been in existence long before Eisenhower's election and none called for instant solution or emergency handling. Rather, each had to be considered carefully. Bride Whips Bridegroom On Honeymoon TULSA, Okla. W)—"Some honeymoon," moaned a battered and bloody 43-year-old painter. Everything :vas fine, he explained to Police Sgt. Harry DeWeese, until the second night when'they had their first argument. "All of a sudden she started beat- Ing me with her fists," he said. The bridegroom said he didn't fight back. "We had a guest and I didn't think I should. I stood there and let her beat me and, believe me, she really hits. I've never had such a beating. He called an ambulance when his nose wouldn't stop bleeding. After attendants quelled the blood How, he refused to go to the hospital, so police, trailing the ambulance, hauled him off to headquarters instead. There he, told officers the only injuries his bride suffered were bruised fists. Sgt. DeWeese sympathized, releasing the painter to go home and try to mend the quarrel. Read Courier News Classified Ads. The prosperity might not last if the Eisenhower administration was not wise enough to do all the right things as they needed to be done, perhaps one at a time, over a number of years. No Crisis At Home But at least with prosperity there was no crisis at-home. That may explain why, in domestic piublems, Eisenhower has acted nt times less like a leader and more like a partner of Congress. In foreign affairs he has followed almost rigidly a policy laid down by Truman. Some few changes he hi.s mode seem small now, but may be so profound in the long run as to be the basis upon which Eisenhower's first 100 days eventually will be Judged. He plans to back the French more fully in their war with the Communists in Indochina. Long after the Korean War is over that may be the key to blocking Communist expansion in Asia. While his administration is talking about reduced foreign aid and delense spending, Eisenhower has cautioned that neither this country nor its allies should relax defense efforts simply because the Rus- ns are making peaceful sounds. Yet the Russian peace maneuver may have been a factor in persuading the Eisenhower administration it is time now to cut foreign nid and defense spending. If the Bus- > slans were noting warlike, it's certain the cuts would not be proposed. We Say 'FREE'! 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Suit May Decide Who's Going to Be County Clerk o*f Franklin County OZARK UP)— Franklin County has two county clerks — one appointed and one elected—and the appointee has filed suit to oust the elected official. Gov. Cherv appointed Harold Wacaster of Oiark, to the Job on March 10. But Billy Dow Huggins is holding the office and he says he intends to continue to do so. Hugglns was the only candidate and subsequently was elected county clerk in the primary and general elections last summer. Cherry eald he appointed Wucas- ter under provisions of Act 256 which created the office under Constitutional Amendment 41. The governor said in Little Rock yesterday that it is "up to the court lo decide which of the two men should be clerk." Trial of Wacaster's suit, filed Saturday, has been set for May 14. The act under which Cherry appointed Wacaster was sponsored by Franklin County Rep. G. C. 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