The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 20, 1952 · Page 7
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November 20, 1952

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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) WOT. W,- W81 Experts Say GOP Congress Will Trim Europe Spending By ». I/. LIVINGSTONE .WASHINGTON MV-Foreign «f- faira experts predicted today the new Republican-controlled Con- grwi will trim U. S. spending abroad, with emphasis on military «nd economic aid shifting from Europe to Asia. For«l«n aid likely will kick off tb« first big debate in the 83rd Congreu convening Jan. 3. Extension o* the Mutual Assistance Program It. one of the first things on its agenda. " With Republican leaders just about agreed on a" top budget figure of 10 billion dollars in fiscal 1953-M. th« foreign spending program faces possibly hefty reductions'(or the year beginning July 1..The authorization for this year, ending next June, is $6,441,130.150. Any controversy Is certain to center', around American outlay of WS.lM.asT.OSS during the; postwar years since 1945 and gross foreign spending of some 87 billion dollars since 1940. Much of the money authorized and ; appropriated Is as yet unspent. As of last June, the mutual security program showed a . five- blilion-dollar • balance earmarked for guns, tanks, alreraft and the like. Funds not obligated and carried over amounted to about 400 millions. Rep.- Lawrence Smith 'of-^^Vis- consin, fourth-ranking Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the whole foreign aid program must be reviewed and reduced. He told » reporter: •-•I don't think the country will stand for any more all-out spending. We owe it to ihe country to sit down In bipartisan fashion and take a good look at the new problems which have arisen." ; Among such : problems, Smith said, are European failure to meet reariiilng goals of the North Atlantic Treaty program, France's financial troubles and the, free World's improved economic Efatus. Smith said President-elect Eiseil- hower has heretofore been concerned chiefly with Western Europe, adding: ' • . "I'm hoping when Ike goes ,to Korea he gets a picture of this Asiatic situation." Republicans in Congress have been loudly critical, of what they call the Democratic administra- lion's "failure" to protect Aci* from Communist aggression. In the last foreign aid bill, Asii and the Pacific got only »bout 900 million dollars of the over six billions authorized. Democratic Rep. Mike Man«- flotci' of Montana, elected Nov. '4 to the Senate, said he believes foreign aid will be continued, but cut down in amount and with more conditions for Its application. Mansfield, a strong backer of President Truman's foreign policy while:in the House, said he would like to see fewer Americans abroad administering foreign aid programs and an end to ^duplication of effort." He said this would bring "more efficiency and greater responsibility on the part of our allies." . A sharp reduction *-as shaping tip, at least tentatively, • In the amount of "defense support aid"— to buy food, raw materials, machinery and equipment needed by European governments which otherwise could not afford to step up defense production. Government officials figuring the size of next year's foreign aid request said a large-scale allocation TRAFFIC CRASH KILLS MAN' ON SIDEH'Al.K — An automobile, hurtling sythe-like'through the • air, cut down'Richard P. Stubbs, 41, as he stood on » itdewalk. and killed him in LOB Angeles. The car which had been involved In a collilson with the auto In right foreground, (hen come to rest atop a fence. Its driver, Robert Lederman, was critically Injured. UP Wirephoto) for this purpose, like the nearly $1,300,000,000 set aside by congress for this yenr, will be unnecessarj in 1953. , Their reasoning: Economic con ditions are perking up In Europe. mm- For a covoy of contentment, treat yourself and friends toriigh fc to a flavorful round of OABIN STILL, the Kentucky Straight Sour Mash Bourbon most prized by American Sportsmen. C OLD ~_ &BIN STILL mild in proof... yet rich in flavor Distribute by MOOV IHSTRIBUTIXG CO . . . Little Rock, Arkansai oismug,, KM/IOUISVIIIE, KY. | 8 «.jo Gdodyear Presents America's Finest Television! NO MONEY DOWN! (Small Charge For Installation) Now is the time to Install television! WMCT to Increase Power Five Times n ^ ; Effective Sunday! Enjoy the Finest Television on Channel 5 with a Powerful Set by GE. Mode) 2TC200 Black Daylight Television 21" PICTURE Stratopower Tuning Gives Extra Power Black Daylight Reception 379 95 Black Daylight Television GIANT 21" PICTURE 95 Table Model, 1 '_ - 4 J ' M - ^ All Late GE Features Mahogany Cabinet Same Set with Metal Cabinet 299 95 24 MONTHS TO PAY! 329 Black Daylight Television 20" PICTURE Big Screen Television at an Amazingly Low Price. Best Reception Guaranteed 24 MONTHS TO PAY 296 95 _ _ _ _| ' . Model 20T2 We Are Showing A Tremendous Selection Of Toys! Select Yours On Our • ^^mm • • •_ • .'. - •. _ •• •• ' " . av Plan GOOD/YEAR TIRES GOOD/VEAR SERVICE STORES 410 W MAIN PHONE 2492

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