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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 1956 BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGEFIVB Lack of Clarity in US' Middle East Policy Statement Could Be Important By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON (AP) -*• If the Eisenhower administration has a plan for preventing Middle Eastern war, it hasn't been stated. Nor, if war begins between Israelis and Arabs, is it clear whether this government will try to stop it with armed force or a debate in the United Nations. This lack of clarity about U. S. policy may discourage the Israelis and Arabs from big fighting. Or it may have the opposite effect. A careful reading of the White House statement issued this week alter a conference between president Eisenhower ahd Secretary 01" State Dulles shows this country is not saying precisely what it will do. The key sentences said: "The United States, in accordance with its responsibilities under the charter of the United Nations, will observe its commitments within constitutional means outside the to oppose any aggression. violations." "The United States is likewise determined to support and assist any nation which might be subjected to such aggression. The United States is confident that | think other nations will act similarly! now. in the cause of peace." Many Meanings Those two paragraphs could mean, any a number of things: that Eisenhower, with congressional approval, would send armed forces into the Middle East to stop a war: or send one side or the other supplies; or ask both sides for a cease-fire; or ask the U.N. for united military action. If it just meant getting into a debate in the U.N., a quick war might be over before the debate was. Dulles called in congressional leaders yesterday for a briefing. It's possible, although officials discount the idea now, that Eisenhower may ask Congress to do what It did for him in 1955 when Formosa was threatened by the Red Chinese; authorize him to use armed force as he saw fit to stop an aggressor. Whether that did it or not, the Red Chinese quieted down. A similar congressional authorization in the Middle East might not have the same result. The situa- tion there is not identical. In 1950 the United States, Britain, and Prance agreed on the subject of" Israelis and Arabs: "The three governments, should they find that any of these states was preparing to violate frontiers or armistice lines, would, consistently with their obligations as members of the U.N., immediately take action, both within and outside the U.N., to prevent such That agreement, made under the Truman administration, has never been repudiated. But that doesn't mean Eisenhower will the agreement is practical The agreement didn't talk of armed force in so many words. It said "action" would be taken. Action can take many forms. The picture is differnt from 1950 when this country was far ahead of Russia in atomic development and the Russians were not involved in the Middle East. So perhaps this country may not wish to carry out the 1950 agreement. Britain and France have their hands full in Cyprus and in North Africa. What neither the United States. Britain nor France is providing now — as far as Middle East peace is concerned — is leadership. New Gadget Will Permit Visits With Communicable Disease Patients Toasts Told Of Divorce LOS ANGELES tf) — A psychiatrist's wife says that when he left home he called in the neighbors, served them drinks and proposed a toast for the occasion. Mrs. Dorothy K. Thompson was awarded a divorce from Dr. George N. Thompson, who agreed to give her property worth S180.000 and $1.200 a month for her support and their five children. Mrs. Thompson testified that when her husband called in the neighbors to drink on "the forthcoming divorce" it was the first she knew of his plan to leave. She Sttid he was a specialist in marital relations. The psychiatrist,"Mrs. Thompson testified, told her he didn't like married life and wanted to live a life of his own. ! COLUMBUS. Ohio Lfl — Now it's possible to "visit" hospital patients with communicable diseases without making direct contact with the patients. "Visit-vision" — a new electronic gadget which permits this — was displayed today at the annual convention of the Ohio Hospital Assn. It was first introduced at Morristown. N. J., earlier this month. Here's how it works; In the patient's room is a miniature television camera with a view- Dvorce Hearing All Sweetness ing screen and a special telephone. The hospital lobby would have the same equipment. The visitor, from the lobby, dials the channel tuned to the patient's room. Visitor and patient then have a full view of each other and may carry on a telephone conversation without fear of germ transmittal. LOS ANGELES (ft — Sweetness and light marked the divorce hearing of actor Tony di Milo and Joan dl Milo. and although they are going their sepaarte ways they say they're still the best of friends. "We bring out the neurotic tendencies in each o ther," Mrs. di Milo told Superior Judge Elmer D. Doyle. "I make Tony cranky when he wakes up in the morning." "We do much better when we're apart," said the husband. "We have dates and I visit the baby. We really think a divorce will mnk,e j tilings more harmonious both for us and the baby." j De Milo said they'll continue to have dates after they're divorced. Lady'Crashes' Sheriffs Station LOS ANGELES WJ—Deputies say Mrs. Cecelia Tpmp walked into the new Firestone sheriff's station — right through a plate glass window. She was treated at a hospital for a gashed right arm and forehead. Officers said Mrs. Tomp, 42, of suburban Downey, had been called in to get her 14-year-old son, picked up for a minor infraction. Apparently, in her excitement, they said, she didn't realize she was walking into the large, closed window at the front of the lobby. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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