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FOUR . RVBNING TIMES, CUMBERLAND, MD., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1955 Olal PA-2-1800 for • WANT AD Taker Efenihg& Sunday Times R&ry Afternoon ttiwpt Sinfliji iM Huda? MM-fiinr l*ubll»hf<) by Tb» Hmti and AU*f«Ui C4Mp*ny, f-9 South Mrchinlc 8t., CUmbtrlaod M*. EUrrtd ll Mcond eluu mall mittct at Cumberl»4, ••j-MiryliBd, ondei .Uw «ct of March I. tCT .", Marabrt of the Audit [)ur»u Ml ClmlfttiM ~ Member ol Tht AiiocUte« Prtat , £ Dltl PA 1-4600 . W*ckly subscription r»l* by Ctrrtarii On* we<* Ewnlni only Stic: EvenlDg rime* pel copj get Ev'enlns ind Sunday rime* We p«i we«ki Sunday Ti»f«.oply. IQo pti cjpy. _ • t _ ^^_ ~ M*U SubfcrlptlOD Ritci KTenlBK Time* '' *t Ut, tnd. Jrd «nd «h Pom. Jfionei • ILJS Month - t7.00 Six Month) 114.00 Ot» V«*t Sth, 6th, 7th *nd 8tb PotUl Zo«» t&Q Month - (8.50 Si* Motlthi - *17.M On* VMt ' Mall Subscription Rate* Sundiy Hrnei Only " 1st, 2nd, 3rd ind 4th PoiUl Zooe« £t?-Qze Month W.OO Six Month* 56.00 Uw **M ' Sth, 6th, 7th and Sth Poilal Zonei Month - M.6Q Sb Months - »?.» OM ttat The Evenine Times and Sunday Timci a«sumt M financial rcsponslbllttT for typorraphirat en-art n •dvmlitments but will reprtnt that part oi aa •dvprUiement In which ths typographical errw ortura, errort mval fa reported at onct. _ ^Friday Afternoon, October 21, 1955 - The Exception? ;^IF PRESIDENT Eisenhower follows the-' expected course and declines to run again next year, then he will have a chance to cast some pretty big doubt on thei worth of an old Washington political axiom. The rule in question is the one that says a President who makes known his - intention not to seek re-election promptly loses his major political influence both with Congress and with his own party. There is considerable reason to doubt that this will apply in Mr. Eisenhower's case. There is, inx'aed, reason to doubt that it ever applies automatically. It seems rather to be a matter of individuals. Mr. Eisenhower ,as we all know, is tremendously popular with the American voters. Nothing short of war or depression is likely to reduce his standing measurably. Barring those calamities, one may predict that his popularity will continue high to the end of his term. THIS WILL NOT BE something that either Congress or the Republican parly will be able to ignore. The PresidentV high status with voters gives him leverage that he can employ to help push his program through the legislative roadblocks. His popularity plus his position as lop party man makes it extremely risky for the average Republican politician to stand out against the.President so long as he holds office. Voters who like the President and what he stands for might > take a glum view of the GOP lawmaker who declined to support him. In addition, the record Mr. Eisenhower makes in Ihe White House is a key part of the record. everyone in his parly must run on. To separate oneself markedly from that record is to seem to repudiate it. ALL THIS TAKES ON perhaps especial meaning in his case when it be remembered thai the kind of performance he has been delivering has found high favor with the electorate. . His .stress on peace, and his evident success in exploring new avenues toward it, has lifted him to a peak of esleem. In Ihe view of many, the President, almost surely will press this quest harder than ever if January, 1957, is the limit of his tenure. For this has always been his deepest concern as Chief Executive. And he has enough, of a sense of history to want to leave his mark in the most crucial field of all. If he thus dedicates himself in the months ahead, Mr. Eisenhower will be a very hard man to be against. More than ever before he could place himself above narrow partisanship devoted to the national well-being and safety. Far from losing his influence in Washington, he might find it greater than at any lime in his entire term. Blessing Nof, Curse D. J. DAVIS, Ford Motor Company vice president in charge of manufacturing, recently told a Senate subcommittee invcstigaling Ihe effecls of automation that push button factories will mean easier, safer, betler paid jobs ralher than mass unemployment. ' Davis made the further point that wilhbut automation in coal, steel, chemical refining, food processing and other industries there cannot be enough production to fill needs. This means that goods would cost more. He added that at his company many operations are running six days a week because Ford is selling all the cars it can make. It is natural that there should be some apprehension as to what automation will bring. The new and unknown always have held terror for men and in our day insecurity is a major psychological problem. Yet the statement made by Mr. Davis seems reasonable. We dare not stand still because we fear progress nor is there anything to justify the fear that automation will be a curse instead of a blessing. Careful planning will be necessary by industry to make the adjust- nienls as smooth as possible.'Vet we would be foolish and timid indeed to believe that man, capable of building machines to serve him, is not intelligent enough to plan wisely. F-iisl Trip To Nowhere i - NO POLITICIAN likes to have his hair singed as did Carmine De Sapio, New York Democratic leader, on his recent brief visit to California. He went out to press the presidential case for -Gov. Avnrell llarriman. But California parly leaders, not by accident to be sure, chose th'e' day 01 his arrival to announce their ardor for rival candidate Adlai Stevenson. Cued by (his action, top Oregon Democrats chimed in for Ihe former Illinois governor. If Mr. Harry Truman's recent back-pal for llarriman moved the governor forward in Ihe presidential picture, what happened to De Sapio thrust him back. llarriman may or may not prove a serious contender in 1958. But his,net gains in Ihe last week or more must be calculated as modest, The Thrill That Comes Once in a Lifetime A WEBSTER CLASSIC Whitney Bolton Looking Sideways NEW YOHK—You are sitting at your desk looking with wrinkled gloom at the rain pounding down into Ihe streets of Manhattan. The telephone rings, and.Martha Scott says: "I'm- on "Luncheon at Sardi's" and I'll be through at 1:15. How about buying' me lunch?". So you agree to that, and an hour later arc at a table ( and Miss Scott, promptly on the ' tick of time, threads her way through the soaked crowd'and she lias a new hair-do. Close-cropped curls in a sort of mantle of russet red, and ' two hours later all you have been able to learn is that she has to be at her TV job at 3:25, :1 Hie ram is coming down in beating torrents and she doubts that she can get a cab. You tell her you-will walk two blocks to a parking lot, get your car, and drive her to NBC, 'but just then a vice-president of the same outfit says lie has a cab outside and would she join him in a whisk to the studio. You are left contemplating a deluge, which is about par when vice-presidents show up. Thomas L. Stokes Demo Revolt In South Rapidly Subsiding POINT CLEAR, Ala. — The rebellion in the South against the Democratic parly obviously reached, its peak in the 1952 Eisenhower upheaval; for it plainly is subsiding now as Southern political leaders look forward and make plans for another Presidential election next year.,' Hdw the spirit of revolt haV broken was the outstanding impression, politically, of the attitudes among the overwhelming majority of the 14 Democratic governors at the annual Southern Governors Conference in this Mobile Bay resort center. The influences that have dissipated the rebellion are embodied partly in the Eisenhower Administration and its policies that affect the South and partly in the belief generally accepted here that the President will not run for a second term. common to many about this season. Governor Clement put it thus: "We Democrats have been out of office nationally for some time. 1 We are on the outside looking in. There's just one window to look in. In order to see i** that window we all have to get close together." LIKE Democrats elsewhere, the Southern party leaders are much more confident now of victory. Like other "Democrats elsewhere, the Southern leaders recognized the psychological hazard in the popular symbol of "Ike." And, with prospects of victory bright-' ened, the inclination of party leaders is to try to work together to try to assure success and garner the fruits that come from control of the government. That practical factor, which is operating in the South, was described by the shre'w'd arid practical young Governor of Tennessee, Frank Clement, who hiriiself sees in the distantce the. dangling prospect of a rosy apple labeled "Vice- President"—a vision, incidentally, IT IS -THE opinion generally among Southern Democratic governors that no other Republican 'can get anything like the'wide support among Democrats in the South that was attested by ballot for General Eisenhower in 1952 and still exists there in affection and admiration for the President. With the President out as a candidate, the emphasis — or so Democratic governors here view it — will naturally shift to issues. In 1952 the personality of the President tended to obscure, if not virtually obliterate, both party lines and issues. The absence in 1956 of the dominating personality, above party, was stressed by Democratic governors in analyzing what they regard as their greatly improved position. As for. issues, lowered farm in- 'come was cited as pre-eminent in (he South by Democratic governors here -vho said the people blamed' 1 the Eisenhower Administration and Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. Also cited, as potent in some areas of the South, '.Tennessee in particular, was the antagonism of the Administration toward public power as exemplified most dramatically in TVA and the Dixon-Yates deal. split the Democratic party in the last two. Presidential elections — civil rights for.Negroes voted in the Supreme Court's decision banning segregation in public schools — it was the contention among Democratic governors that the tone in this now has been transferred to the Eisenhower Administration and the Republican party. • The once-angry voices o£ revolt at Southern governors' meetings were missing. The noise had dwindled to veiled suggestions for a third party by Governor George Bell Timmerman Jr. of South Carolina. He was not ready, however,, to forecast any definite move, and. he was vague about just what support it could get. He was frank that it aroused no enthusiasm among other Southern party lead- AS.FOR THE big issue that has GOVERNOR Timmerman is only a pale copy of the nationally and internationally known figure whom he succeeded, former Governor James F. Byrnes, who got himself elected governor to bis native stale, after a notable career in Washington, to organize the revolt that shoved four Southern states — but not his own — into the Eisenhower column. The present governor saw President Eisenhower as a special case as a vote-getter in the South. "t don't .think the Republicans will ever carry South Carolina as far as I can see into the future," he said. "General Eisenhower, you remember, ran on the Democratic ticket in South Carolina." . (United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) Larsen-Gilmore Ike's Son Ignorant Of Politics, He Asserts WASH1NGTON-I NEA)-0(ficers and 'their wives out at Ft. Bclvoir, Va., wher.c Maj. John Eisenhower is stationed, have leaned over backwards to treat him like any other soldier. But one ventured to ask him the other day about the political situation. His answer was: "I can't talk about politics because I don't know anything about it. But if you want to ask any question about the'Army, I'll try to answer because that's my field." old, the same age as President Eisenhower. THIS MAY COME as a blow to Armour. Swift, Cudahy and Wilson, but it's the concensus of experts on the subject trom Communist countries here that American hot dogs are tasteless. At the Russian embassy a couple of afternoons ago it was claimed that U.S.-type hot dogs aren't spiced enough. The Russian hot dog. it was revealed, lias lots of garlic, pepper and herbs. They're served at sports events, too. YUGOSLAV Embassy official Josit Defranceski and his wife had a big reception at their house the other night to kind of break ground for the embassy's ambitious formal winter social season. What they really broke was every guest's head the next morning with a slivovilz hangover. Slivovitz is a favorite Balkan drink distilled from plums. And, appropriately, instead of spots the next morning you see plums spinning around. It was a good party before next morning arrived, however, and.the smoked oysters were sensational HARRY TRUMAN reports in his memoirs in Life that Joseph Stalin had a slight heart attack in July, 1S45. just before the Potsdam Conference. But Stalin lived more than seven years before lie died of a reported brain hemorrhage. At the time of his heart ailment he was 65 years POLITICAL opponents of Vice President Richard Nixon are watching his every move like hawks to catch any bit o£ political fodder to be used against him. They're having trouble, however, and one says wistfully: :"If he'd just do something like serving French wine at home it would kill him off politically iu California." Hall, GOP national chairman. He didn't say anything he -hadn't said before, but. the guests loved it. The stomach culture centered around the sagging buffet table which offered four huge salmon platters, breast of chicken in jelly, small cakes covered with thick frosting, Spanish rolls and stuffed eggs. At the party Mrs. Ambassador revealed that she had just returned from Spain with fabulously expensive 17th century Flemish tapestry and the brand-new snappy portrait of Franco in a naval uniform. She has decorated the embassy into one of the fanciest in town. THEY'RE attaching political significance to everything these days, including the fact that Tom Dewey is coming to town to make a speech for the National Civil Service League career awards dinner in December. Plans were also being made to invite Marilyn Monroe for the event, but she turned out to be too controversial. Besides it might start more talk about a lady VP. SPANISH Ambassador Don Jose Maria de Areilza entertained for his country's "Fiesta de la Raza,"' meaning "Feast of Culture." Most popular item of culture at the lavish affair was the political variety being handed out by Len History-Front The Times Files TEN YEARS AGO ._. October 21, 1945 Plans announced for reunion of Cumberland Post, 29th Division Association. Rev. George R. Winters, pastor of Hyndman-Wellcrsburg .Evangelical and Reformed Charge, accepts call to pastorate of church at Butler, Pa. Fall rally of Mountain Conference of Lutheran Church scheduled to be held at St. Paul's Church, Frostburg. . TWENTY YEARS AGO October 21, 1935 Ruban Garner, 56, dies of in• juries suffered when struck by automobile on McMullcn Highway. City Council adopts ordinance giving brooder powcrs_tp_ police. "•magistrates,-" • •-— THIRTY YEARS AGO October 21, 1925 City' Health Department announces plan to immunize school children against diphtheria. Allegany County High School observes "Peggy Stewart Day" with special assembly program. Ilcjcn Porter, two-years-pld, dies at North Centre Street home after chestnut lodges in throat. FORTY YEARS AGO October 21, 1915 Congregation : of First' Methodist Protestant Church announces campaign to clear church of Indebtedness. Three local ministers Injured when automobile In which they, were passengers overturns near Westminster. THERE HAS been a suspicion that some of the plump, heavy- bearded Russian types which you sec with increasing frequency around town have been hired from some actor's bureau for atmosphere. Other night at the Czech embassy some wise dame went up to one of these bearded guests to test the theory. "What do you hear from Khrushchev?" she asked him. "Only what I read on the United Press wire," the man shot back. He's Jim Cunningham, a'UP reporter who doesn't like shaving. So They Say if Arthur Godfrey wants to let go of a performer, while he's big, I'll use the performer. The only test is the entertainment value of the performer — I'd be delighted to have Godfrey on my show. -Ed Sullivan. " . They (visitors) will kill me yet, I Tatll (his villa) and I seem to be part of the Cook's tour. I must put a stop to it, —90-ycnr-old Bernard Bcrcnson, (timed art historian and connoisseur, drive back into New York, find Miss Peardon's East G7lh Street block empty of cars, find a parking pluce wilh no trouble and go to her apartment. YOU IIAVE JUST put your raincoat away, when still another strawberry lopped girl of talent, charm and working brain comes in and you are delighted. Miss Mufial Williams, who. helps sell products which in turn sponsor Bishop Sheen, comes in and you fall into n long conversation with this attractive, young woman. She has two jobs, one being a five-day-a-week TV . serial called "The Brighter Day," and having nothing else to do one day a week she speaks the commercials for the Sheen show.', She also, you discover, has a standard - size poodle not much smaller or less rugged than a Sherman tank and this 'animal knows how to use a telephone. Providing the telephone is attached, to a hotel or apartment switch- hoard. It hasn't learned to dial yet or to call a number. YOU FINALLY make it to the parking lot • through thickening puddles of Manhattan grime, water, old chewing gum wrappers and discarded cigarettes, and are driving out o[ the lot when a red-haired girl you never saw before in your life says: "We don't know each other, but I don't want to drown. Are you passing by CBS?" Yon say: "I wasn't, but 1 will," and she gels in shedding water from hair, .shoulders, hands and -wrists. You learn that-she .is a model specializing in TV commercials and is due at the studio'in 20 minutes, else she will lose her job. You get her there in It minutes and tell her you hope she sells a lot of steam irons. She says she hopes so, too, and darts into the Madison Avenue building. DRIVING home you see another -redhead, Miss Jane Warren. She flags you down and asks you to drop her at an 89th Street address, which you do and then you go on home. There you find a dinner invitation from Miss Patricia Peardon, herself flame of thatch, and you accept. The next night, arrowing your car through streams of rain, you IT,SEEMS that Miss Williams learned of this last summer while playing in a theatre in Rhode Island. She was at a dinner in the hotel when a bellboy came and said: "Miss Williams, your poodle wishes to speak to you." Astonished, she took the portable jack phone he handed her and lifted the' receiver and heard a low whine, meaning "I want out." He had had an assist from the hotel's telephone operator who heard his whines when the telephone in Miss Williams's room was knocked from the bedside table, and knowing Miss W. was in the dining. room had caused the connection to be made. Thereafter, it became a habitual thing for him to summon Miss Williams whenever she was in a hotel where he also was. She fully expects him to master dialing one of these days. Hal Boyle AP Reporter's Notebook NEW YORK—How would >' ou '. iilc '" 8ro * a new trout tooth? •This is one of my biggest ambitions. It makes no sense offhand, I know. f My friends ask me! "Now, why should a \ grown man over 40 want to grow n^new front; tooth? What would you do with it?.." j I know what I'd do wilh it. •' I'd put a • 10-caral diamond in the center of it. | Andj when strangers came up and asked me, Man, • where did you get a diamond like that? • I'd reply: ' ..-'"• | "Never mind the diamond. You can get! diamonds bigger than that wholesale. . Let me | tell you about the tooth." j -Well, supposing I grew this tooth, and you) attended some snappy social soiree, and youj saw me standing there, smiling my happy j 10-carat grin. J And supposing you whispered to someone,: "Who's the dolt over there who looks like he; swallowed a headlight?", and. supposing you heard in whispered reply:. "You mean you haven't heard of him! Why he's the fellow who grew a front tooth after 40!" Your social aplomb would vanish, your eclat would be shattered in an instant. "' DON'T TELL ME YOU. would stand there sneering and making cutting remarks such as, "Some people will do anything _to gain attention. Pray, why didn't he sprout a tail and become a real sensation?" : No, sirree, you might think those things —but you wouldn't say them out loud. Who are you to stand alone against the crowd? Just like all the others, you'd grab the first possible opportunity to be introduced to me. Then, in the very next breath—in violation of all Emily Post's etiquette edicts-you'd blurt out: , "Is it really true you grew that handsome • new tooth after 40? Please tell me how?. Did you go on a special diet? Did you first put an old tooth under your pillow at night. Does sleeping on your face help?" And believe me, madam—I am' assuming you are a lady, but if you were a man it would make no difference—you would get no information from me. IN THE MIDST of this. Miss Mary Orr, the authoress-actress combination operating clearly and intelligently under a head of pinkish-blonde hair, came in, but, siie owned to having only a pair of Siamese cats which cannot yet telephone but which can point paws at tinned food they like. At this point the rain and redheads ceased pouring in. 1 (MeNaiisht Syndicate, Inc.) Frederick Othman In Front, Please Sir WASHINGTON - Sen. John J. Sparkman, actually did see some Russians in Russia, but wherever he,went, seemed like, he had to crane his neck because some other U. S. Senator and wife were standing in front of him. He had his own wife along and lie got into an elegant argument on a Irain. with a pair of Polish Communists. He left without having his head busted, hut when Mrs. S. found herself alone with him: "She was pretty well provoked," the gentleman from Hunlsville reported. She suggested that henceforth he save his arguments for the floor of the Senate. SEN. SPARKMAN. as you may already have gathered, is a solid citizen and a modest man. He has his troubles like the rest of us and one of his first adventures in Moscow, he told us at the National Press Club, was going lo a Presbyterian church. He insisted to those Rnsskies that he was a Methodist, but they said there weren't any of these in their town. He settled for the Presbyterians and when he arrived the church was so jammed he had to go in the side door and lake a seat by the altar. Sen. Estes Kefauver already was sitting there; so were Justice William 0. Douglas and his missus. Another time Sen. Sparkman was trying to get a good look at the Kremlin and there was a big crowd in front, getting its picture taken by Sen. William A. Purtcll who was using one of those trick one-minute cameras. He kept hauling out prints for the delighted Russians and Sen. Sparkman said he was working up a good business by Hie time lie ran out of film. THE GENTLEMAN from Alabama said lie did all his traveling within Russia by train, hut he did interview a fellow — Sen. Allen Ellender — who'd just got off a Communist flying machine. "He • said when lie got on the plane he looked for his seat belt, but couldn't find it," said Sen. Sparkman. "He asked the stewardess. She said there weren't any seat belts. He asked her .why. She said Russian pilots were so good they didn't need any. Barbs By HAL COCHRAN The average doctor is said to know about 25,000 words. ' The most monotonous ones are "stick out your tongue." More men than women live to be a hundred,- taking the kick out of the idea that the gals talk themselves to death.' Success comes to people who move their work, says a college professor. But not .just so they can put their feet up on a desk. Lots of kids are always ready to start something, but are never around when Mom wants something started. Folks who are too easily pleased with themselves aro. Ihe ones who seem the hardest to please. Sen. Sparkman look a look at the Stalin Auto Works and he saw. trucks coming off the production line al the rate of one every 10 minutes. It looked like a pretty good factory to him. bul he checked with Sen. Purtell, who used to be a manufacturer himself. The , latter said it was the kind that would have been considered modern in America in 1939. Sen Sparkman took in the Moscow Agriculture Fair, which he said was bigger than the World's Fairs of San Francisco, Chicago and New York. No Sally Rand, though; farm products, only. He' also was impressed by the ballet and the grand opera. HE NEVER did get into a slave- labor camp. He didn't try. though he understood another Senator, George W. Malone. made application. Sen. Sparkman wasn't sure whether Sen. Malone made it. Neither did Sen. Sparkman get lo see Moscow's atomic electricity plant, but Senators Henry Dworshok, J. Allen Frear and Malone took a look at it. Sen. S. said finally that he did believe we ought to be as friendly as the Russians, so long as we remained suspicious. I gathered that he had a fine time behind the Iron Curtain, despite all those other Senatorial tourists and their ladies standing up front. (United Feature Syndicate. Inc.) Woman's Work HAS THE JOB of the American housewife become too simple in too short a time? Have all the labor-saving devices at her disposal encouraged her lo abdicate some of her responsibility toward the home? These questions, are not asked with a turn-thc-clock back attitude. Perhaps they are entirely unjustified. But they should be explored as possible factors in Ihe weakening of American home life as manifested in high divorce and juvenile delinquency rates. Housekeeping is not yet a pushbutton affair, but modern housewives certainly aren't lied to their homes all day long. Raising children lias been made easier. They can be entertained by some television programs and al a fairly early age can be scnl lo nursery schools until they are old enough for school work. II is possible lhal lime-saving developments have come so fast that women have not had time to adjust to the fact that while (heir chores may be mechanized, homemaking remains an art. . Eleanor Hower, editor-in-chief of What's New in Home Economics," recently said, "We are thinking loo much of how to save women lime and' too little about the home." She believes thai no matter how easy Housekeeping becomes, home-' niiiking is a woman's firsl responsibility and a neat house should not be confused with a happy home. Perhaps some of the wenkncsscs of American home life could bo eliminated if It were realized that efficiency cnnnot replace genuine warmth find thoiighlfulnoss In a home, nor in a homo-makcr. I WOULD MERELY assume that patronizing smile which them-that-has wear, and say: "The only way I know to grow a front tooth after 40 is by the exercise of iron deter- . mination. Tj only a few of us is given lhat "kind of willpower, and—begging your pardon,! ma'am,—I'm afraid you were short-changed. The best I can do for you is recommend a good, dentist." You might think me a cad for having this, attitude. But I don't mind—any more than I. mind now the opinion of people who jeer at my tooth-raising dream. People like you simply haven't thought, the problem through. And- the problem is this: Middle-aged people run out of new things to talk about and new ways to impress others. The simplest way I know of for a middle- 1 aged person to solve thfs problem—to get himself looked up lo and listened to—is to grow a new front tooth. Now isn't that really true? The reason why. if he docs sprout Uie tooth, he can't share his secret is selfish but equally simple. ^ If everybody over 40 suddenly began to ^ erupt with.a new .tooth, it would be a 9-day wonder, and by the 10th day there I'd be-^just another middle-aged noncnity again. (Associated Press) James Marloiv The World Today WASHINGTON—Since last April the Defense Department has been preparing a report on how Russia—with small cost and at great profit for Russia—was brought into the war against Japan. 1 It revolved around this question: Did or didn't Gen. Douglas MacArthur, before the Yalta conference where the deal was made, recommend that Russia be brought in. He denies it. The report, issued Wednesday, is Inconclusive although it would bear out MacArlhur 'not by what it says but by what it leaves unsaid. It's inconclusive for this reason: The Defense Department itself says it dicin't have time to go into all details, that it didn't have any records except its own. and lhat other officials outside the Pentagon had a hand in the deal. THE REPUBLICANS have criticized President Roosevelt on the grounds that Russia's help wasn't needed and therefore the concessions to Stalin were unnecessary. This much was known: The American Joint Chiefs of Staff, while MacArthur was in the Pacific, recommended to Roosevelt before he went lo Yalta thai Russia should be broughl into the war to divide Japan's strength, save American lives and help end the war faster. Last March !G the Eisenhower administration made public the hitherto more or less secret record of Ihe Yalta conference. The Democrats protested at once this was a political trick to hurt them. And Sen. Lehman on March 22 said Roosevelt was advised by bis military leaders, including MacArthur, to get Russia to attack Japan. The following day, MacArthur denied he had made such a recommendation. He said that as early as five months before the Yalta meeting, in the fall of 1944, he considered Japan's collapse imminent and, if he had been asked about the need for Russian help, would have recommended against it ON APRIL 1 the Washington Post and Times Herald editorially chided MacArthur for this denial and quoted from the diary of Ihe late James Forrcstal, Navy Secretary at the time, who visited MacArlhur 16 days after the Yalta meeting. . Forrestal noted in his diary that MacArlhur told him the United States should try to get Russia into the war. On April 3, two days after the editorial. MacArthur issued another statement. Ho said there was a difference between what ho felt before and afler Yalta. ' Before Yalta he was against Russia's entry in the war. But once the President had decided at'Yalta Russia should come In,.then MacArlhur had the responsibility for carrying out Ihe decision and making recommendations for doing so. . Members of Congress and the press, confused about the Issue, asked the Defense DC- partmcnl to make public Its record oh the case. In making the record public department said Us report Is nol complete, ' (Aliocliled PrraH)

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