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Arguments Over Budget Bewilders Citizens TELEVISION IN REVIEW * * By William Ewald NEW YORK (UPD-The first section of "For Whom The Bell Tolls," unfurled Thursday night on CBS-TV's Playhouse 90, was a curious alloyage of the awfully good and the awful. Ernest Hemingway's novel of the efforts of some Loyalist partisans to blow up a bridge during the Spanish Civil War contains patches of some of the worst writing ever turned out by a major author—Its love scenes are stupifyingly jejune and its principal figure, Robert Jordan, is a cardboard man. It's to Maria Schell's credit that those love scenes — fatuous, unreal, pubescent—were thumped alive Thursday night. Miss Schell, a player of luminous presence, gave them extraordinary WievaJ^^^ bility. She injected calories and maturity into them and unlumped them completely. However, Jason- Robards Jr., who was playing Jordan, was not quite as fortunate. Hemingway's Jordan is a walking stick, just dandy for a performer like Gary Cooper. But unhappily, an actor like Robards—and a fine, solid player he is — who needs something to bite into, really can't get a good toothhold in it. As a result, something rather strange happened during the course of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" Thursday night. As long as Honorary Degree To Be Awarded Mrs. Eisenhower WASHINGTON (UPI) — Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower dons cap and gown Saturday to receive her second honorary degree from a college. The First Lady will be awarded an honorary sheepskin for a Doctor of Laws at St. Joseph's College, a Roman Catholic school for women at Emmitsburg, Md. President Eisenhower will be a spectator. Mrs. Eisenhower received an honorary degree .from the Colorado Women's College in 1946 in Denver. TREASURE HOUSE Your unused furniture or appliances will find a ready market through Classified Ads. the action centered around Robards — and here I except the Schell-Robards love scenes — the play seemed flat, awkward, un fired. But when the drama shifted its focus to another character Pablo—beautifully played by Nehemiah Persoff — the screen exploded. In A. E. Hotchner's adaptation. Pablo was a character in the round. His complexities dangled from his body like live wires. When other characters — Jordan, Maureen Stapleton's Pilar, Steve Hill's Agustin, Eli Wallach's Rafael — touched those wires, you could almost feel the charge in the air. * Persoff s Pablo was a hunk of meat playing. Bearded, boorish and beat, he swiped the show out everyone else. He By LYLE United Press WASHINGTON C. WILSON .any to be crisped by nuclear fire. International That goes, equally, for Dean Ache (UPI) — Have 5011 f° rmcr Secretary of State, caught magnificently the mingle- ment of barbarity and civilization, butcher and shattered hero Next week. Playhouse 90 will turn to the final part of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and I sug gest you catch it. The actors may be the mest skillful group of mummers ever assembled for a TV production and director John Frankenheimer is one of the medium's most sensitive straw-bosses. Hit or m ; ss next week, it will be »worth watching just for its sheer ambition and craftmanship. The Channel Swim: Oscar Levant is signed in for the April 8 NBC-TV Milton- Berle show. . Bob Sweeney and Kathy Lewis have been assigned the title roles in NBC-TV's fall series. Fibber McGee and Molly. Barbara Stanwyck Theatre, a hot possibility for an NBC - TV berth next season, is going before the cameras at Desilu this month — Miss Stanwyck will star in about two out of every three shows of the suspense series. . . Ivy Baker Priest, United States treasurer, will be the guest and dancing partner of Lawrence Welk on the latter's ABC-TV show Saturday night. Noel Coward from Jamaica. Siobhan McKenna from Dublin and James Thurber from New York will discuss the theatre on CBS-TV's Small World March 22 Edith Piaf, who has been ill. has signed in for the .April 5 CBS-TV Ed Sullivan show. . . CBS-TV's Jack Benny has been invited to sing with the Dallas Civic Opera Company next November for charity. pity for the earnest citizen who seeks the facts in the blazing defense - budget controversy between President Eisenhower and the Democratic Congress. There are too many experts; too many speeches: too many words. The controversy is the hottest of our times. It is the most important. If United States defense policy is mistaken now and if the mistake is large enough. Red bombs may wither the flowers of| spring in this country to say noth ing of what they would do to earn est citizens from coast to coast. None but a hopeless cynic would believe for an instant that the politicians engaged in this defense- spending controversy merely are playing politics for partisan advan-j tage. It is their country, too. They have wives and families and homes. If Eisenhower is wrong, his grandchildren are as likely as Quotes From The News United Press International SACRAMENTO. Calif. — Mrs. June Puckett Van Wie, 73, on learning that the man she has sued for divorce, Francis Van Wie, 72. is the 17-time-married 'ding dong daddy of the 'D' line": 'Why I had no idea. He led me to believe he had married only once before." JUNEAU. Alaska-Acting Alaskan Gov. Hugh J. Wade, remembering that Hawaiian territorial delegate Jack Burns voluntarily stepped aside last year so the Alaskan statehood bill could be pushed through Congress without competition:' 'Only by the unselfish action ofj the people of Hawaii was the way paved for us to attain pur cherished goal. Now we, the 49th state, welcome them as Hawaii enters the portals of statehood." CHICAGO — Novelist Fannie Hurst, charging that there has been a degeneration in the rugged American spirit: "Look at the popularity of the autobiographies of sick persons. Why, when I finished my autobiography, friends warned me that it wouldn't sell because I hadn't been sick." whose damning criticism of administration defense policy is 'di reeled mostly to the immediate] problem of the Berlin crisis. The Great Question The inquiring earnest citizen cannot cope with the flood of argument about defense and spending unless he understands that there are two separate areas of dispute. The first is how to meet the crisis coming in West Berlin if and when the Kremlin hands over its responsibilities to the puppet East German government, Acheson put it this way in a casual conversation this week: The great question is whether Nikita Khrushchev realizes that Eisenhower means what he says —means that the West will not give an inch on Berlin. Eisenhower evidently is convinced that the Russians are aware of his frame of mind Acheson doubts that Khrushchev is convinced. Acheson would con vince the Russians by positive action such as a massive re-enforcement of U. S. military strength in Western Europe. Once the Rus-j sians are convinced that Eisenhower means what he says, Acheson believes, Khrushchev would come to the brink and stop. The former secretary belives, also, such positive action the Russians] will come to the brink and go over —World War III would be on. Ike's Reply Eisenhower's answer to Acheson's demand was made with convincing vigor at this week's White House news conference. He said it would be futile and foolish to attempt to stall the Russian ground forces on the plains of Western Europe with ground forces of NATO. Ike will loose atomic! war against the Soviet Union ifj Khrushchev forces him to do so. That should be clear enough, even to the Kremlin. The other phase of the defense- spending controversy is on the longer haul. Is the United States spending enough now to overcome the Russian lead in missiles? Could the United States now or in the future defend itself with what it has or will have against Russian attack? The facts on this, also, are hard to come by, especially facts re lating to what striking force the Russians possess now and what] they are likely to possess at any time during the next five years. The simplest estimate of the situation was made by the Chairman] of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Air] Force General Nathan F. Twining. He said he would much rather be an American facing the Russian than a Russian facing that unless Eisenhower orders what this country can throw. Brown's Labor Act Passes First Test Last Of Two Civil War Vets Taken To Hospital KINGSPORT, Tenn. (UPI) "General" John Sailing, 112, one of two surviving veterans of the Civil War, battled today against a respiratory ailment. The old mountaineer, due to celebrate his 113th birthday May 15. was brought to a private hospital Thursday from his home in Slant, Va., 23 miles away. His condition was not thought to be critical, but the illness was considered potentially dangerous because of his age. "I think he just has flu or a cold bug that's been going around here," said his physician. Dr. Mack Wallace. "He didn't appear in serious condition." Mrs. Raymond Smith, head nurse at the hospital, reported later that his condition was poor" but that there had been no change since his arrival. It appeared to be his most serious illness since he survived an] attack of virus pneumonia three] years ago. The old soldier served as a private in Gen. Robert E. Lee'; Army of Virginia during the Civil War, but his duties consisted of digging saltpeter for gunpowder from the hills of his native county. He recently explained his long] life thus: "I guess I always followed hard work and drinking liquor." The only other surviving Civil War veteran of record is another Confederate, Walter W. Williams 118, who lives with a daughter in Houston, Tex. He is totally blind and unable to leave his bed. Albert Woolson, the last surviv ing veteran of the Union Army, died at Duluth, Minn., Aug. 2, 1956 at the age of 109. ADDING A NEW ROOM? 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In winter, it actually reverses operation. Now it extracts heat from outdoor air, and pumps it evenly and gently to all parts of the room. Best of all, with electric heating, no flame byproducts contaminate the air, covering walls and ceiling with soot. Operation is completely automatic. Just set the thermostat once for year 'round comfort. Switchover from cooling to heating (and vice versa) is automatic, depending on the room temperature. There's a central heat pump for your entire home, too. It both air-conditions and heats, yet it costs less to buy and install than many separate healing and cooling systems. And in many areas, it costs less to operate. Free information! Fill out and mail this coupon today for complete details. Air Conditioning, Dept. D Box 2707, Terminal Annex Los Angeles 54, California Please tend full information concerning the amazing electric heat pomp air conditioner to: I Name Address. Citv .Zona. jStateu I See your appliance dealer today... it'i all-electric value time. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COMPANY helps you LIVE BETTER-ELECTRICALLY To gel all the benefit! of modem electrical living, make sure the home you buy it a Medallion Horn By JAMES C. ANDERSON United Prast International SACRAMENTO (UPI) - Gov Edmund G. Brown's proposed] "little Wagner act" to regulate union-management relations today was past its first test in the Leg islature despite strenuous objections from farm and employer] groups. Five Democrats on the Industrial Relations Committee Thursday night voted solidly in favor of Democrat Brown's bill. The only "No" vote came from Republican Lou Cusanovich of Van Nuys. As explained by Jack Hennings, a former AFL-CIO official appointed by Brown as director of the Department of Industrial Relations, the bill would do three major things: Provisions Outlined —Recognize the right of workers to form unions of their own choosing, to bargain collectively with management and to select their own representatives. —Repeal the jurisdictional strike law which Hennings said some unscrupulous employers" had used to recognize unions of "strike] breakers." —Set up state machinery to determine if conflicts between un-j ions were real jurisdictional disputes and provide for settlement by the department of work assignment disputes between unions. The measure. AB419 Assemblyman Allen Miller (D-San Fernando), ran into a fierce attack from the Associated Farmers, the California Farm Bureau Federation and from Gil Rowland, Representing employer groups in San Francisco and Sacramento. Opposition Expressed Miller contended the bill did not "change in any way" existing laws concerning the rights of unions to organize or not to organize farm workers. But lobbyists for the farm groups contended neither domestic workers nor agricultural workers were exempt, although they are under the Taft-Hartley Law. Rowland said if the bill becomes law, "you will turn over to unions the absolute power to organize every small business in California." "There is absolutely no restriction on anything the unions want to do," Rowland contended. C.J. Haggerty, the AFL - CIO's principal spokesman, said the measure was not sponsored by organized labor, "But we kave no objection to it." Other developments: Speed: Gov. Edmund G. Brown signed into law a bill which will make the maximum speed limit 65 miles an hour on the open road when it takes effect next Jan. 1. Cadet: The governor's budget suffered another blow in Ways and Means when the Assembly Finance Committee overrode the administration's recommendation to cut out $400,000 to support the California Cadet Corps, a high school military organization. The] committee restored to the budget $222,000 to keep the corps in business another year. SOIL CONSERVATION PROBLEM — For many years drainage from the ranches of Gordon Cram, Lewis Geib and Ed Patterson in the Greenspot area have washed away the soil until this deep rock-strewn gully remained. PROJECT COMPLETED — After completion of a soil conservation project in which drains were installed and the gully was filled in, the area is now available for use by the three ranchers and the soil erosion has ended. Arrows point to stand pipes. AT WORK ON THE PROJECT — The project was designed by experts from the Redlands-Highland Soil Conservation district and the work was done through the cooperation of the agriculture conservation program of San Bernardino county. It covered more than a half mile in length and included the laying of drainage pipe in 20 inch, 24 inch and 30 inch sizes. Germany May 'Conquer' France Through Trade By PHIL NEWSOM UPI Foreign News Editor FRANKFURT, Germany (UPI) —The West German manufactur er remarked with a wry grin: "It may be we'll do with the mark what we couldn't do with the pan zers." In two world wars, Germany failed to conquer France. What the manufacturer meant was the Germans might do it now in peacetime with money. It was one of those exaggerate remarks which hold a kernel of truth. Germany is in the common market which knocked down tariff barriers and was designed to encourage free trade among Ger many, France, Italy, Belgium The Netherlands and Luxembourg. For internal Germany, the | common market which came into being at the end of last year had practically no immediate effect at all. In 1957 the Germans had, all by themselves, lowered tariff barriers 25 per cent, meaning that (scarcely any change was necessary when the common market [came into being. Had to Make Change* On the other hand, it did mean that both France and Italy had to make substantial changes. Last year, for example, France permitted less than three million dollars worth of German automobiles to be imported into France, and permitted altogether from all common market countries only about five million dollars worth. Under the common market agreement, France must open her markets to more than 40 million dollars worth of foreign automobile imports. Automobiles are* the outstanding example, but there are other important markets, too, previously limited to quota restrictions which now will be open to German manufacturers. Meanwhile, as France moved toward convertibility of the franc, it was necessary that other countries give her help in guaranteeing that the franc would remain stable. One of the guarantors was West Germany to the tune of a better than 60 million-dollar stand-by credit. Cites Heavy Investments Entering into the French economic picture also are the anticipated heavy investment of West German money in French proj­ ects in Sahara Desert development. The German economy continues to boom but it is not all rosy. ""In the steel industry, the French hold at least a temporary advantage. After the devaluation 'of the franc, French steel sells for from 9 to 15 per cent less than comparable German products. German steel now is operating only at about 70 per cent capacity. Textiles also have weakened. The explanation here is that people have switched their buying to more durable goods such as automobiles and refrigerators. Have Coal Surplus As is true generally in Western I Europe, West Germany has a surplus of coal above ground and has been cutting back for a year. Wages lost to coal miners have been figured at just under 20 million dollars. At one time, during boom .years, the Ruhr mines could not ] guarantee deliveries and many long - term commitments were made for shipments from the .United States. However, there have been no such widespread dislocations as resulted in recent strikes and disorders in the Belgian "black belt." Nonetheless. German mines operate at the lowest rate since the depression of the 1930's. Unemployment generally is up but in large measure is attributable to seasonal causes. But for most West German industry, the future looks bright indeed. Funds For Sea Water Plant SACRAMENTO <UPI> — A $1. 600,000 appropriation for construction of a sea water conversion plant was approved Thursday by a subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee. The budget item was asked for further studies, possible design work, site location and sharing of ! construction costs with the federal government for the project. - The plant would be located in Southern California. SELL IT TOMORROW With an inexpensive Classified Ad Conservation Work Solves Erosion Problem Work has been completed recently on a project that solved one of the major erosion problems in the east end of the San Bernardino Valley, according to Gabriel Epstein of the Redlands- Highland Soil Conservation district. This job in> the Greenspot area on the north side of the Santa Ana river involved a large drainage ditch that had developed over many years runoff from storms and irrigation water from the Gordon Cram, Lewis Geib and Ed Patterson ranches. Started last year, it was finished in February. It consisted of more than a half mile of deep gulley on a steep slope. Soil Conservation men designed the project and it was completed through the cooperation of the Agriculture Conservation Program. It included the .laying of concrete pipe for drainage* in 20 in., 24 in., and 30 in. sizes, and complete fill. Now that it is completed it not only provides properly for tha drainage but also presents a wide area more than a half mile long that can be utilized by the three ranchers. In its last month's report the Redlands-Highland and Yucaipa Valley Soil Conservation districts installed an irrigation system on the J.S. Abbott ranch. Systems were also planned or designed for the Rcdlands ranches of J. O. Ferry. W. L. Rich, L.P. & R., Ramirex. J. J. Ramirez, J. Van Mouwerik and H. Hinckley. Other projects included J. Mel- chcr, Crafton: D. Leedom, Highland, W. Hoelzl, Yucaipa; Bear Valley extension, Bryn Mawr, and E D. Patterson, Greenspot. There were also numerous runoff control systems installed and . planned in the two districts. To Reclaim Sewage SACRAMENTO (UPD-The Assembly voted unanimously Thursday to concur in Senate amendments and send to the governor a measure which would permit counties to reclaim sewage and other waste water. The bill, by Assemblyman John L.E. Collier (R-Los Angeles), provides that the reclaimed water and by-products may be sold or the water may be used to replenish underground water tables. -

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