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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday. June 27. 19CT - Page Flvr" Magician Needed to Solve Worlds Problems By JAMES MARLOW AP News Analyst WASHINGTON (AP) - You can get dizzy silting down, just . reading the papers to keep up. There were those few days in Kie life of Soviet Premir Alexei N. Kosygin. And then there was King Hussein, Abba Eb'an, little Albania,'Red China, Fidel Castro, and the long pronouncement from Moscow on 50 years of the revolution. After almost 10 hours head-to- head, over two days in Hollybush, Presdent Johnson and Kosygin came out all smiles, shaking hands, saying pleasant tilings. The President got the . premier, a. helicopter to return to New York. The two men, side by side on television^ had made It clear thai while they might not have settled everything, or even anything, it certainly was a good thing, and a nice one, this chance to get together. Kosygin was hardly back in New York before he went on 'television again, this time before a news conference, to denounce the United States as an aggressor in Vietnam and Israel as an aggressor in the Middle East. Since he had said all that . about the Middle East before, you got the feeling that maybe he felt compelled to say it again because he knew the Arabs were watching and couldn't help wondering whether he made > deal with Johnson to sell them out. But they didn't say so. Since he had said before the United Slates was the aggressor in Vietnam, you got the feeling that maybe he felt compelled to say that again, too, because the Communist world was watching to see if he had made a deal with Johnson. The Red Chinese, who used to be a Soviet ally, said it away off in Peking, accusing Kosygin of making a "vicious deal" to do Red China in. Red China is not a member of the United Nations. *. *. * But her only Communist European ally, little Albania, is and just in case anyone was hard of hearing what Red China said, Albania got up in the U.N. General Assembly, denounced Kosygin as a traitor to the Arabs, accused him of plotting with Johnson for American-Soviet domination of the world, and announced "we will beat you." Just about this time in Moscow the Communist party put out a document to show how well communism was doing 50 'years after the 1917 revolution. This document went further 'than Kosygin did in New York and called the United States an "imperialist." Then it said something which must have flabbergasted the Albanians and the Chinese and everybody else, since everybody else knows better. It talked of the need for Communist unity and at the same time denounced the Chinese leadership. As if this wasn't confusing enough, the document promised Soviet support for "wars of liberation" while urging peaceful coexistence and promising it would put its own domestic growth above world revolution. And if that still wasn't enough, the document by the Soviet Communists said they were progressive, although the Chinese call them reactionaries. • * *• And while it said the only solution to the world's problems was communism, Kosygin in New York was saying that if the Vietnam war was out of the way the Soviet Union could work out economic ties with the United States. Instead of flying home after his hectic weekend, Kosygin flew Monday to Cuba, the only Communist country in the Western Hemisphere, where, unlike the waving, applauding crowds of non-Communist Americans around the house called Hollybush in Glassboro, N.J., there were no crowds to meet Kosygin when he got off the plane in Havana. He flew there to have a head- to-head talk with Fidel Castro, whose government has criticized the Soviets for not bailing out the Arabs when Israel was mopping them up. Castro has personally attacked the Soviet doctrine of peaceful coexistence which the Moscow document proudly claimed as Soviet poli- cy. Meanwhile, King Hussejn of Jordan, a country left in taiten by the short war with Israel, journeyed to the United Nations to ask the General Assembly to condemn the Israelis He said there might be peace in tha Middle East if the Israelis would just give the Arabs back the real estate they took in the war. Not to be outdone, Israel's Foreign Minister Abba Eban, exercising the right of reply, told the assembly, in effect, that what Hussein said was all baloney, that Jordan attacked Israel first and got what was coming io her. If you can make sense out of this you're what the world is looking for and badly needs — a magician. Sentiment Grows for Arms Cuntrol By ROBERT T. GRAY WASHINGTON (AP) — Sentiment to close the spigot'of'U.S. arms supplies to foreign countries appears to be growing in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Before the administration's' $3.1-pillion foreign aid bill, including nearly $600' million for military aid, reached the com- mittee today, at least Five of the 19 members of the panel voiced concern with'the arms program. There were indications the committee might attempt to usurp authority usually left to the President to set arms policy arid insist on cutbacks in the present system on grounds it has "failed 'to help ' preserve peace. ' Future Summit In the Works? By ROBERT T. GRAY WASHINGTON, (AP) Congressional leaders, briefed by-President Johnson on the Glassboro sumit meeting, believe future Johnson-Kosygin talks are;in ; the works. While the White House moved quickly to head off any impression something: definite was planned, the leaders nevertheless gained the idea that Johnson was considering some-form of followup on his two meetings with the Soviet premier. One participant, in the Monday night, briefing said he felt-the President looked on the Glassboro sessions as having created the right atmosphere for future get-togethers. . . Another summed up the presidential report by stating that Johnson and Kosygin "agreed on nothing except that they ought to try another time to agree on something." Two senators told newsmen Byrd Joins Lower Debt Ceiling Group By JOE HALL WASHINGTON (AP) - A familiar name emerged today in the forefront of the Senate opposition to the administration's bid for a $22-billion hike in the national debt ceiling. Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., whose late father always fought to keep a tight debt limit during his long term as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said'he would bsttle for a ceiling $10 billion.less than the $358 billion sought Johnson. by President Byrd, DVa., called the higher ceiling 'outrageous, unjustified and a grave disservice to the American taxpayers." The Senate's Democratic leaders made it clear they will try to push the debt limit measure—on which debate begins today— through the Senate without change so it can be sent directly to the President. That would avoid a: conference with the House, which rejected an administration debt limit bill earlier this month and approved a' second one last Wednesday by only a narrow margin. The temporary $336-billion debt ceiling expires Friday midnight. Saturday, In the absence of a new law, It would revert to the permanent limit of ?285 bil lion—a situation .Treasury offi dais claim would create a mon ey-crisis. ' The actual government debt Is outside the White House they thought there had been something more firm arranged.on future meetings, wit the time and place to be set. But, after a. hurried ' check with Johnson, press secretary George Christian reported that the situation stood- as the President outlined it in a postTSummit statement Sunday night. Johnson said then there had been agreement on future direct contacts., Such contacts include meetings,--Christian said, but the leaders "did not .agree to any specific time, place or date for a meeting." Chairman J.W. .Fulbright, D- Ark., of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he had understood Johnson and Kosy- giin had agreed future meetings would be in order but "didn't agree on a specific date." Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said that was a correct report. : It was the Fulbright-Mansfield interpretation Christian hastened to clarify in an apparent move to avoid-any worldwide reports a new summit session was on tap. Apart from discussing, any future contacts,. the. .congressional leaders said they agreed he Glassboro meetings had >eerr useful. . "As the President explained it ;o the nation," Mansfield said, 'these discussions were useful Decause they allowed .two men with heavy responsibilities to talk directly to each other'on matters Of the greatest impor- :arice to their two countries and ;he world." Fulbright, a frequent critic ol Johnson's handling of foreign affairs, termed the Glassboro meetings'a great success simply because'they brought'the two leaders together in a' friendly atmosphere. He indicated the White House briefing had produced no disclosures of Glassboro developments not already reported pub. licly, but that the President hat wanted to give a personal repor to the leadership. The briefing followed a meet ing between the President ant Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, a committee member, said Monday the clash of Israeli and Arab armies earlier this month llustrated the 'folly of the thesis that the United States can defuse arms races by supplying weapons." ' Church told.the Senate, the Israelis and Jordanians used J.S.-supplied weapons in the jattle over .Jerusalem. Sens. Joseph S. Clark, D-Pa.; Albert Gore, D-Tenn.; Claiborne Pell, D-R.I.; and John Sherman Cooper, R-Ky., all committee members, and Stephen M. Young. D-Ohio; Ernest Gruening, D-Alaska, and George S. McGovern, D-S.D., expressed support for Church's views. In addition, Chairrnsn J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., and Sen estimated billion. to total about $327 Wayne Morse, D-Ore.. another panel member, have criticized the military aid program. The growing opposition indicates rough going 'in the committee for administration plans to continue arms aid on its own terms. While the administration looks to the United Nations or other diplomatic avenues for reducing the arms flow into actual or potential trouble spots, sentiment has grown in the committee for unilateral U.S. action. President Johnson has noted that the arms money request is the smallest since 1950. But Church argued Monday the over-all amount sought for military aid was larger than the current appropriation. Johnson used 'some budgeta- ry sleight of hand" t« show a|partments support the program decrease, Church said. "The executive branch has shown no real indication that it is prepared to start turning off the weapons commented, unchecked." The State spigots," Church Sales continue and Defense De- on the theory that measured quantities of arms help preserve a military balance of power in trouble areas, deterring both sides from gaining an advantage, or help governments put down Communist-led attacks and revolutions. CARD OF THANKS We would like to thank our many friends and neighbors for the lovely cards, flowers, food and expressions of sympathy extended to us at the death of our mother and grandmother, Mrs. Alice Green. Also our thanks to Rev. John T. Lamb and Rev. Harold Ray; Dr. M. L. Godly and nurses at the Chickasawba Hospital for the courteous and efficient care. It was all greatly appreciated. May the Lord bless each of you. > Opal Ayers and Family ,_„,„. _. .. ' BACHELOR FATHER Tony Piazza Jr., who became the first single male in the United States to adopt a child through a licensed agency two years ago, has adopted a second boy, 15 months old. Shown on the lawn o! Piazza's home in Portland, Ore., are the proud parent, his new son Christian, left, and Anthony Eric. 3. Tax Boost Needed To Stall Inflation By JOSEPH R. COYNE WASHINGTON (AP) - A prompt federal tax boost is needed to head off another round of inflation, says Chairman William McChesney Martin Jr. of the Federal Reserve Board. Martin, who supported from the start President Johnson's request last January for a six per cent surcharge on individual and corporate income taxes, suggested Monday an even big- Maurar of Romania, who said ger boost now may be he hoped the Glassboro confer --—'—•--• ences "will lead to claification of matters world. now troubling the Maurer, whose country:is the only European Communist-bloc nation to have split with the Soviet Union on its conditions for- a Middle East settlement, told newsmen he and Johnson had warranted. Despite his request, Johnson still hasn't sent to Congress leg islation taxes. asking But for increased administration sources now expect to present the surtax measure to Congress in early July. Martin cited the rise in long- term interest rates to last sum- ncwsmen m aim uyiuioun iiau icim uiicicoi. laica.w* laai. aum- disccussed'world problems in a mer's peaks and the possibility •, —;i—j :.:» of a ren ewed diversion of money frank and open spirit. His Innovation . ' Santa's sleigh and reindeer were the invention of i New York-professor of theology, .Clement Moore, author: of the poem, "The Night Before Christ- TOM." from mortgages—which would seriously hamper the recovery in housing construction— in urging prompt tax action. .His appeal came in a talk to the Rotiry Club of Toledo, Ohio, but a summsry of his remark! was made public by the bosid ia Washington. 'I am firmly convinced that we must have adequate, effec- ive— and above all—prompt ax action that would whittle down the prospective deficit for .he coming fiscal year to one of manageable proportions," Martin said. New estimates by the administration now place the expected budget deficit for the, fiscal year beginning July-l at $13.6 billion, but some guesses range as high as $29 billion. Martin said the Federal Reserve's policy- of easier money plus higher-than-expected federal spending prevented sluggishness in the economy this year from turning into a recession. Now, after only a short pause, the economy is beginning to show signs of moving ahead again," he said. The administration's request for the surtax is based on an expectation of an economic upturn during the second half of this year. Martin said that in light of the recovery now under way and the rate .of federal spending he would be prepared to support an even higher surcharge if it were warranted by congressional action on spending. SPECIAL SALE! Men's & Boys KNIT SHIRTS Men's & Boys SWIM TRUNKS 1/3 /;ifi«i;!?; Men's & Boys Walking Shorts - j Off Terrific Selection Of FAMOUS BRAND SWIM WEAR For Girls All Ages and Sizes! And the Season Is Just Beginning, Too! SAVE! SAVE! on Fine Quality! Our Entire Stock OFF All Sales Final - No Refunds - No Exchanges Open Mon. - Thurs. 8 AM to 7PM Fri. & Sat. 8 AM to 9PM Your Dollars Buy More At Hays

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