*AG> TWO BLYTHEVlLLE (ARK.) COURIER JAKTTARY «. MM itiiMrfcm Strong Men— Costa Rican President Latin America's New; Center of Controversy By PAUL BANDCM 8AN JOSE, Co«ta Rica I*l-Pres . Went Jose Figueres a bantam 1 weight with deceptively mild-look Ing light blue eyes, is Latin-Amer- I lea's newest center of controversy Standing only S fee| J. Don Pepe <Jo«), a» he li usually called, has been president of tiny Costa Rica only a few weeks. His country. about h«lf the site of Pennsylvania has only tOO.OOO Inhabitants. Its total armed force consists of about MO men—600 police and SOO In an elite group called Military Police. At 47 Figueres already has taken on the giant United Fruit Co. in negotiations to revise the firm's concession In Costa Rlc«. Don Pepe wants a SO-SO split In the Costa Rlcan profits. But, he says, talks are beins handled In a way to demonstrate his country t ••sens* of responsibility" to the Leader of a revolution In 1S48 which kicked organized communism out of Costa Rica, Figueres has been blasted by the Reds from one side, and Latin-American conservatives from the other. The reason for the dislike from both sides Is that he has repeatedly said Latin-American nations must give the United States their fullest support In the cold war. And he has declared many times that "militarism, fascism and corruption" are even bigger threats to Latin-American well-being than communism. Figueres has bid for U. S. support In bringing what he calls "social Justice" on an International scale to the southern republics. He doesn't think that foreign capital, permanently settled, is good for | underdeveloped nations. Often It is drain on a ftmall naion, he believes. Aid can come by loans and tern porary investments, he contends but the loans should be repaid, the temporary Investments Uquidatec on equitable terms, and the "per manent" type of investments re patriated under agreements satis factory to both sides. "Our peoples," he says, "shoult not be forced by the weight of the larger economies to sell their work and Uieir natural resources rein lively cheap while they buy the products of Industrial countries relatively dear. They should not be exposed to the .opening and closing of markets, to controlled prices In time of war and scarcity, and free prices in times of peace anc plenty." He believes technical assistance should be continued and expander; because Latin-America can make .he most o f her resources only .hroufjh technical knowledge. Costn Rica itself has no grave political problems. Figueres esti- •nates the per capita Income of his people is from 150 to 200 dollars a ,'enr. That looks (rood in some ireas of Latin-America, but to rigueres the national Income is tppallingly low. The program ofU. S. — educated s*igueres—he attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology—hai a wide appeal In Costa Rica, which elected him to the presidency by a MR majority and gave him the biggest margin in Congress any chief executive has had in this country. But his opponents, and Home of his friends, fear his big majority n Congress may cause him to jush reforms too fast. 5,000 Seek 200 Political Jobs By P. HAROLD OLIVER WASHINGTON (^V-The Republican National Committee has « list of about 5,000 persons who want lobs in the Elsenhower administration. And there are only about JOO political Jobs open. These figures "ere supplied to a reporter today, the start of » new session of Congress, » signal always for a Jump in political job hunting. President Eisenhower has 12 high-level positions to fill. Four of them, it was learned, are about to be filled, four more sre going through the screening process, and four are open for recommendation from st«te patronage organization!. The OOP committee's patronage division, clearing house for feder- al Jobs outside the civil service and a few within the merit system —excluding postmasters—has decentralized its patronage operations so that 15 persons are now doing what a peak of 34 used to do. And officials say the operation is smoother. They freely concede there are still headaches, despite a record of 5,000 Job placements since the Eisnhower administration began. That doesn't count hundreds more made directly through Republican senators and representatives. There are still not enough jobs open, many party officials complain, and there are too many Democratic party campaign contributors still on the federal pny- rol). Simllnr complnlnts have been voiced on Capitol Hill. Ridgway Visits Fourth Army HQ SAN ANTONIO, Tex. I* — Oen. Matthew B. Ridgway, Army chief of staff, IB '- a brief Inspection of 4th Army headquarters here today but had little to any about natlonr' affairs. After bluntly telling newsv.ien, ".Ve are going to have need of the finest army in the world — an., we are going to have It," Hidgway would not elaborate. He was to leave here at noon lor Huntsvlll- Ala., and Atlanta, Da., to continue a nationwide Inspection of Army installations. Rifts for Gen, Ricks To Be Held Tomorrow HOT SPRINGS I* — The body of MaJ. Oen. Earl T. Ricks was flown here today for funer-' services at 11 — tomorrow. Ricks, .chief of the Air Nat.',nnl Guard and former Arkansas adjutant general and mayor of Hot Springs, die of cancer in Washington Monr'ay '"' t. 'Rid Tide' Hits Again PALMETTO, "'la. UrV-New outbreaks of "red tide" have killed thousands of fish, mostly mullet, in rivers and bays along the Florida west coast from Tampa to Little Marco, it was reported today. The red tide, bymo' 'turn brev- is, is a micr scopic or^a ism which poisons fish and turns the water a r i brown. Cagney in New Role WORCESTER, Ma (fl—Movie tough guy James Ct. is to appear in a new r:>le ton t. He will be one o 14 Massachusetts farmers t^ v /ft a soil • ler- vation.sward .from State Agriculture Commislson'- • Henry T. Broderick. Houston Theater Hit By 5th Fire; Arson Seen HOUSTON, Tex. (R — Some 300 persons evacuated Li.ew's Slnf- Theater here yor y when the movie house's fifth live within recent weeks brV:e out. T •? small blaze wns extln- euishcd by the bul'tUnic's sprinkler system befo firemen arrived. Theatr • nager Homer Cnllon, who prevkvs'y said he believed the fires were the work of an arsonist, would say only that it was "pc~": 2 someone set this one." Enters Guilty Plea FORT SMITH M — Former Fountain Hill, Ark., Postmaster Frank E. Benson pleaded guiliy In Federal Court here yesterday to charges of making false entries in post office salary vouchers. Byrd to Run Again LITTLE RO'-K Ml — State Sen. E. J. Byvd of Camcten yesterday filed ns a candidate for re-election. He represents the 12th Senatorial District, made up of Oua- chitn and Columbia counties. Non-Stop Blowout CHANDLER, Ariz. ,ft — A little thing , like u tire blowout didn't stop Al Mnrlin as lie drove home yesterday. Didn't even slow him down, in fact. The tire was his spare. Frank, Anyway DENVER Ml — Today's Rocky Mountain News has this ad. In the "Room and Board" section on the classified page: "1331 Columbine. Single Room. Employed. Terrible food." HHEUMATIC ARTHSITIC TOWS OrtwetfiilM Read Courier News Classified Ads «t*i T.u«. m fro« . H«J TC< . , lonin- h. t | n , ^i ' **""'" *•*• KIR BY [>RUG STORES , ^,, ESS!. ' **""'" *•*• p< '° '"""' For Fine Foods, Choose PICKARD'S GROCERY & MARKET Nationglly Advtrtistd It Fancy Groctriu We Deliver 2043 Coll In Come In 1044 Chick. Dewey Asks Low To Keep Public Officials Honest ALBANY N. Y. M')— Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, \v hose administration has been struck by scandal, today demanded drastic legislation to prevent public officials and party officers from using their positions for personal gain. The governor In his annual message, opening the 1954 »'cw York Legislature called also for a board social program running Into hundreds of millions of dollars and indicated he would balance the budget without Increasing taxes. In pressing for early imposition of curbs on greedy politicians, the governor Insisted that "the public is entitled to expect from its servants a set of standards far above the morals of the market place." "The people," he said, expect not only "personal honesty but the absence of »ny reasonable suspicion of dishonesty or even Impropriety." He declared it was an issue that transcended partisan politics. Iran It Ready to Tilt With Russia in Battle of Frontier Loudspeakers TEHRAN, Iran M')—Iran Is get- Ing ready to tilt with her big Union, in a cross-the-taorder battle of loud speakers. For years the Russians, through big loud speakers on Iran's northwestern border at Jolfa, have blared Moscow radio music and propaganda at their Iranian neighbors. A Cabinet source said yesterday Premier Fazollah Zahedl's government has decided to set up Its own string of frontier loudspeakers. Although Mexicans made the first kind of paper in America, the first manufactured in the colonies was produced by William Rlttenhouse, In a little handpower- ed mill of Oermantown. Pa., in 1690. There were 1232 paper mills .n operation in. the United. States by 1900. Aliens Residing Here Required To File Address Every Allen residing In the United states must report his address to the Immigration and Naturalization Service during January, according to information from Immigration offices here. Penalties for not registering en- elude deportation, Imprisonment and fines, according to Information received from the Attorney General's office. The Annual Address Report Card may be obtained from any U. 8. Post Office or U. s. Immigration and Naturalization Office, After tilling in all the Items on the card, It or immigration employe. It Is not to Is to to be given to any postal clerk be mailed direct. All reports must be made by January 30. R. Lempkin, In 1945, coined the word "genocide" in order to word the indictment of the German war criminals at the Nuremberg trials. Death Volley Scotty Dies STOVEPIPE WELLS, Calif. (/P)— Dentil Valley Scotty died last night in his beloved castle, a three-million-dollar showpiece in the desert wilderness. Scotty, 81 was California'* famous prospector since the gold rush, and the ndventerousom and mysterous tales of his gold strikes were legion. Yet the only treasure he is known to have come by was the wealth of his late friend and benefactor, Albert Mussye Johnson. Chicago insurance executive. Johnson kept him in style. Continental Can Strike Is Ended NEW YORK m —Settlement of strike against the Continental Can Co. was viewed by some CIO United Steelwdrkcrs- sources today a possible pattern for ending walkout against the American Stokowoski, DAR And Blue Curtain WASHINGTON (*) — Leopold Stokowskl hut laid down «n edict: unlesa the dork blue curtain which hangs behind the orchestra stage In Constitution Hall li removed Can Co. The two eompantei were struck Dec. 1. Agreement In the strike of 14,500 workers at 36 Continental plants was announced yesterday. The union said it 'wa« bawd on a 15-ccnt- an-hour package Increase, including a general wage raise of 8!4 cents. 2-Way MUM* tar Dry Eczema Itch When itchinf peiiiitl due to lack of natural skin oils. Resinol Ointment gives quick relief. 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