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PAGE SIX BMTHBV1LL1 '(MK.y WIMUBR HEW! THURSDAY, DECEMBER IT, Sprouts Nearly Due from '53 GOP Plantings By JAMES WASHINGTON (AP) — For their 20 years out of office — which meant 20 years of not having to take final responsibility for what went wrong — the Republicans were the Democrats' severest critics. Today, now that it's their turn to hold the bag for any big mistakes made, the Republicans put their heads together to eee what they can do. Republican congressional lead- met at the White House with President Eisenhower to agree, disagree or advise him on the kind of program he will, or they think he should, offer Congress in 1954. When Eisenhower moved into the White House early this year he was like a tidy tenant with a new broom, a bag of seeds for the garden, and his own personal fire extinguisher. tlcularly some crackling blazes be- The commissions have begun • gun by Sen. McCarthy of Wisconsin, Eisenhower depended on his own firs extinguisher instead of sounding a general alarm. Seeds Spread turning in their recommendations and will continue to do so In 1954. Explosions Feared With the help or these studies, the advice of the people around He used the"exti»guisher in the Ihlm, and the views of his congres- fashion of a man saying to his slonal leaders, Elsenhower will fellow Republicans: "Come now, gentlemen, let's not beat up on one another. Easy does it. Let's have no hard feelings." Meanwhile, Eisenhower kept his eye on the national garden, spreading seeds which he hoped would come lo flower In 1054 in (he (nrm of a program lie could ask Congress to approve. Eisenhower and his Republicans knew that 1954, not 1953, would be the crucial year for them since it Is in next November's congressional elections that the voters will pass their first judgment on the administration. Therefore, looking upon 1953 as the year of getting ready for 1954, Eisenhower offered some legisla- He went to work with his broom ition while spread the seed for on tha Democrats at once, sweeping them out of the books and crannies where he wanted to place a Republican. This was not unexpected by anyone, including the Democrats. And when he saw fires spring- Ing up in his administration, par- much bigger legislation next year, He used a special kind of fieed upon which he seemed to place his main reliance for a good 1954 legislative crop: lie sent ijp one commission after another to study problems he wanted to handle in his program. produce his program and will offer as much of it as is ready in his State of the Union message, perhaps on Jan. 1 The White House meetings with the Republican leaders of Congress starting today, will continue through Saturday. By the variations in their own attitudes and views they may contribute not only light, but also confusion. But it Is upon these leaders that Eisenhower must depend for the fight made In the capltol for any part of his program. Eisenhower, or course, has not laid his fire extinguisher aside, knowing well he may need it badly 1954 if some of bis own Republicans start playing wth political matches. Since mtraparty fights might In the end undo all the good done in the eyes of the voters by a pood program, as he talks with his leaders today, Eisenhower may be thinking; "I hope we got through 1954 without explosions." Songstress Had To Dodge Dishes SANTA MONICA. Calif. (* — Singer Margaret Whiting says she had to dodge dishes while married to pianist Lou Busch. She obtained a divorce decree yesterday from Busch, known on his piano recordings as Joe (Fingers) Carr, on grounds of cruelty. She said he told her: can't stand you," and threw dishes at her. They were married in 1950 and separated last March. Miss Whiting was granted custody of their daughter Deborah. Fascinating Work EL PASO, Tex (/P>—Ellis J. Aylward, a photoengraver who is fascinated with his work, yesterday pleaded guilty to five counts of counterfeiting. But he indignately denies he planned to spend the $80,000 he had half printed when Treasury agents nabbed him. Just did it for the heck of | it, he contended. Early Sertcn Star Dies LOS ANGELES VPi - Death has claimed Hector V. Sarno, 13. stage and screen actor who played early character and feature roles opposite Lionel Barrymore, Norms Talmadge and others. He died yeeter- day after a long illness. Navy Plane Missing TOKYO OT — A. U. S. Navy reconnaissance plane based on Guam Is missing and presumed lost near Guam, the Air Force said last night. The Air Force had no information on the type of craft or number of men aboard. YOU'RE INVITED TO ATTEND THE Formal Opening of the DAIRY EAR On West Main across from Lange School SATURDAY 9:30 to 5:30 FREE-COFFEE COLD DRINKS & CAKE OPERATED BY MRS. 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