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IWIMHtf, ·WMMfJT I/, !»»« Arkanaaislimr* ·atir FvrttttYtllt DeJlr «MUk*d daUf «M*»I ·« rvrrrrtviLu; DEMC WBLIIHIMO COMP, p«weriti iUbtrtt COMPAHY ^^ Found** Jww 14. IMt · intered at the post office at fayettevllle. Art., »s Second-Class Mall Matter. i E. Otirh.rl, Vi« PtM.-Otniral Muaitr Tad H. WylUi EdUor r.BEK OF THE AMOCIATED PKBM " ne Associated Press it caclunively entitled to Csc for ropubllcollon of all news dispatches jUtcri to it or not otherwise crtxllUd in till! £r and alio the local news published herein. Hif^Ktl rights of rcpubUcation of special dl»r ,i|§(chei herein arc also reserved. EUUSCIUPT1ON HATIS PCI W«* 2 *° (by carrier) Mull rait* In Wmlmi«lon. Ilcnlon. MuiIIHm coun- tllib Ark nnd Adnlr county. Okl*. p M . m J I . l n |2 'JJ Six rnonllsK ·«'·« Onefycar -. »wiw MM In oiMiiitln nlhor th«n «bonl One nmnlr. }''5° Thre-r mniilliii I* Vt Kljt monllii. turin ""All innlT ptiynliie in nrtvnnrff 'M«nib*r Audit Bureau of Circulations ilcavcn and rarlti «h'ili I»»-i away, hut my-words shall not pass away.--St. Matthew 24 :II5 The Need To Economize Judging from first day reports, the Highway A u d i t Commission hearings in Little Uock Hits week arc going to shnw that affairs of the ArkumwH J l i g h w a y Dc- ]inrtmcnt have not been handled in the moist ecpiiomical or «atisfaclory iniiniiei' ^s rojrimls the best inl«rests of the cituanH of Arkan»«s, either in, the past governor's itdrrtinistratlon or in the adminhilration of Ihe.presunt chief executive. According to ten8mony of an auditor who first, was ·placed on the .stand as H witness, the Highway CmnmiKHkm has dlflrefffircled stale ]aw,anfl.Hs own regulations in its'purchns- ing practices. ,'fhc cumpliiinl extended not only through the past four years, but through several years before, when another governor was in charge of state affairs. ·II. would indicate that practice! which rentirtcdly are not to the best interest! of th« people of Arkansas who pay the bills for the Hcrvices the state )ierformil, ll»v« been followed for nomc time, The tentl- njohy (curls to show that folks in Arjf*n»»s could have received more for the 'money they have put up than they have received, .Succeeding days of hearings may brighten the picture, or may paint it even 'darker hues--but t h e opening day demon- *fttrhtod the need for some change! in the .system now in practice. Certainly the taxpayers of t h e state of Arkansas arc due every consideration, and some method of finite operation should be worked out whereby the people would benefit the most. Testimony by the first, witness showed that often equipment has been pur- «· liBsod without bids although bids were railed for both by law nnd by commission regulations, and that, when bids have been received, contrnc-U were not always awarded to the lowed bidders. Lawn and regulations lose their force and of course their value if they are ignored or if the lerms they set out are loosely followed. 10x- tcnuating circumstances should be considered, and there may have been reason in some cases for accepting some bids higher than others. But on the whole, if the law says take bids and the low bids lire satisfactory, officials have a duly to Ihe public to nee that the public's money is not higher eosls than are necessary. It i» perhaps u n f o r t u n a t e that the audit had to come in a political year, for the results may be branded politics in many instances, where they are just pointing to straight, common sense practices which should be followed. If there arc ways the stale government can economize by going down the line according to .statute and regulation, the public has a right to learn about them, and demand that these rules be followed. Any program these days which will .save money for Arkansas government without penalizing the stale's citizens, should be welcomed both by Iho officers we elect and by the people themselves. If you want to make oven your friends keep dodging out of your wayjusl keep tooling your own horn. THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round If DREW FCAMOH Washington-- It didn't leak to the press, but at the president's first luncheon (or Winitojj Churchill, the 71-year-old prime rnlnlitir g^ot some friendly advice from the only guest older than he. The adviser was Sen. Theodore Francis Green, 81, of Rhode Island, who, despite hi* age, Is even more active than Churchill, and who during the luncheon gently told the P. M. about moves toward a United Stiles of Europe made at the Strasbourg conference. Green recently served as co-chairman with Paul Spunk of Belgium, over the Consultative A»«ombly ol the Council of Europe, attended by 14 U. S, senators and congressmen, plus delegates from all parts of Europe. And the Rhode Island senator was quite eloquent in describing the pleas for unity made by the delegates -- and their disappointment over British opposition. Most U. S. congressmen attending the Strasbourg conference came away determined that future American aid to Europe should be tied to a proviso that Europe unite. Even conservative Democrats Gene Cox of Georgia and How- aril Smith of Virginia made speeches praising European unity and criticizing British aloofness. Diplomatic Senator Green did not bear down too hard on this during the prpsidcnl's lunch for Churchill, but tried to get his point across by saying: "Your delegate Robert Boothby did as well as lie could with the limited material he had. "Good man Boothby," he said. Then with pride in his own political party, he added: "He's a Conservative." Senator Green's hint, however, had no effect upon the Churchill-Truman conferences that followed. The prime minister paid nothing more than lip-service to European unity. * * * During the Strasbourg conference. British delegate Boothby In opposing a United States of Europe argued: "The finest unity the world has ever seen was that between Churchill and Roosevelt when they met together to decide the problems of the world." To this Congressman Frazier Reams of Toledo, Oh(o, took exception. "1 have had the greatest respect for both Mr. Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill," he told the Strasbourg Assembly, "but most of Eastern Europe j;; littered with broken pieces ot the policies they left behind," * * * Diplomats who watched the venerable British statesman In Washington couldn't escape the Impression that Churchill still believes the problems of the world should be settled between two men only. Diplomats who watched Churchill in other conferences also remembered, however, how obstructionist he could be when Roosevelt would not yield, and how some of the decisions lie insisted upon completely upset the peace of the world. Here ore some of them: * * * Error In China-- Meeting with Chiang Kai- Shek and FDR In one of their famed conferences (Cairo In 1943) Roosevelt felt the urgent need of strengthening Chiang. His army had been fighting the Japanese longer than any other. Already he faced desertions to the Communists, So FDH urged an Allied campaign over the Burma Road to rescue China . , . But Churchill was vigorously opposed. He would hear none of U. Instead he wanted an Allied campaign to retake Britain's old possessions -- Singapore and the Malays . ,-. At this Chiang got sore, threatened to pull out altogether, nnd it took a lot of persuading by FDH to keep him In Cairo. To placate him FDR pronoscd that Britain Rive up lUmK Kong, make it an international port under the U.N. . . . Churchill's reply: "I was not made prime minister to liquidate the British Empire." , . . Chiang, returning pmpty-handed, faced increasing directions to the Communists . . . Real fact Is that for Chiang, Cairo marked the beginning of the end . . . Incidentally Hong Kong. still British, supplied the pimrnunlsts with part of their gas and oil to oppose us in Korea. Error In Greece -- At Casablanca, Churchill Rot from FDR a promise that the Mediterranean was to be a British theatre, with all commands and political decisions clearing through British hands. This meant not only a British ton commander for Allied forces In Italy-- though most of the troops were American -- but it meant that not even a telegram could be sent in the Mediterranean theatre with a British OK . . . One result was gross mismanagement In Greece. Churchill hacked the wrong leaders, got the country involved in civil war, eventually sent a telegram that shocked the world . . . "Do not hesitate to act as if you were in a conquered city," Churchill wired the British commander in Athens, "You should not hesitate to open fire on any armed male In the Greek capital who assails the authority of the British . . . Keep and dominate Athens." . . . Eventually this policy failed. It failed so miserably that London gave the United States peremptory notice it was turning the future of Greece over to us ... Since then we have been running Greece -- at a cost of about one billion dollars a year -- some of which could have been saved If we had followed the old adage, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." Iran and Egypt -- Diplomats also recall the manner In which Churchill secured from Roosevelt full control of policy In Egypt, Iran and the Middle East. The result of that policy, partly spelled out In Egyptian riots and closed Brit|~they'll Do It Every Time By Jimmy Hatlo QUATrVEU. TOLP AQOHE.Y ME VMS CRAW LVHEt-J BOUGHT OtJE OF THOSE TOLL FOUR-POSTEf? BEDS-- WW POM'T KXJ GET ONE OP THEM MOPEKN BEDS WTH SO THAT SHE'S S0T THg W6 SHE'S CONVINCED HE WAS RISHT- M«ybe the Age of Miracles Isn't Over Yet ish consulates in Iran, is too fresh to need repetition hero . , . But the manner in which American wartime commanders backed up British supremacy, may have been forgotten. Gen. Benny Giles, lecturing U.S. newsmen who criticized British policy in Cairo in 1943, said: "Gentlemen, I have noticed that you have been writing political news. You are war correspondents, Knd you w i l l wi'itn nothing critical of British policy in '.he Middle East." Be+uiett Sam Waller, in Salt Lake City, tells about the dawgonedcsl acting drove of hogs he ever did sec. They'd run all together to one end of their sty, root around a moment, then hcarl off for the other end. Sam asked the owner of the pigs w h a t had gotten into them. "Got to whisper," croaked the owner. "Got laryngitis. Used to call those nigs and feed them in a rich baritone, but when I lost my voice, 1 took to summoning them by pounding a stluk on the fence. Now the woodpeckers arc running those poor hogs to death." * * * When the Soviet-Inspired Youth Congress convened in East Berlin, two delegates slipped through the barricade into the American sector. They Inspected the shops bulging with food, new shoes, nM gadgets with their eyes popping, then one delegate observed scornfully. "Obviously there's no government on this side!" * * * Make-ready man on Colonel Duffy's home town newspaper was hospitalized when his necktie got caught in the press, and dragged him into the machinery. When they extricated him, he was considerably battered, and had most of the afternoon edition tattooed on his anatomy. As he was carried o f f , he was heard to mutter, "Never underestimate the power of the press." * * * A San Francisco mother suggested to Pop that they give their ten-year-old unmanageable a bicycle for his birthday. "Do you think that will improve his behavior?" asked Pop. "Nothing can do that," said the mother resignedly, "but a bicycle will at least spread it over a wider area." a Questions And Answers Q -- Why was the rose adopted as the national flower of England? A-- Thnre is a tradition that in the War of the Ttoscs, between the House of York (white rose) and the House of Lancaster (red rose) which was fought until their houses were united, a rose bush at a Wiltshire monastery blossomed out with red roses and white roses. At the end of the war, the bush put out roses with petals of mingled red apd whjte, Q -- How long would it take you to reach the moon, flying 300 miles an hour? A -- Approximately 33 days; to the sun 35 years, based on distances when the bodies are nearest to the earth. Q -- What is meant by the expression, "Barnum was right"? A-- It refers to his oft-quoted declaration "There is a fool born every minuto." Q_Are teak trees grown in the Western Hemisphere? A -- Yes. Teafc, traditionally associated with carved treasures from India and China, was introduced, into the Canal Zone in April, 1926. Q -- When did the first recorded automobile accident fatality occur? A--On September 3, 1890. in New York City. The victim, Lestr Hill, was 68 years old and was slightly deaf so that he -did not hear the auto approach as he crossed the street. Jt was dusk and the visibility was poor, Q-- Who were the "Hardshell Democrats?" A -- A wing of the New York State Democratic Party of 1848 to 1854 whose members were strongly in favor of the Fugitive Slave Law. Their opponents were known as Softshell Democrats. Dr. Logan's Wife * By DMM G.m*. prrlciirr w l l h "4flrfor'» · · M * » hnN nlwn}-M brrn lierrtlaiu, MHjII *hr tlnil hrr kunliand. III. ··· f.d- . Knn, i c a « t u Ihr hiiMC ·! Dr. ·· H i « . U'Mlii-r I'rllrllrr. Thctr »hc mm* H rhurmlmc 7«»K bl*»br»l- rlnf. I'rlrr Bnrlnd*. rBKNBC* !· rrnrnrrli In ntoMlr mttlflmt Ml Antcrfn hUMplltil. WhfB JfMnrf !· flHhri! by IVIrr whm InfrrrHI* *hr hnil, Jrnnrf ·ndilrnl? rriillrrM Ihnt *hr hnji mmr. Skr IN llr. l.«linn'« »lfr. Ihnt In nil. Sbc bun 110 ehll- tlrrn. no bobbin, hrr work In none br brr Nrrvnnl. *br IK nol rvrm Mir* (hm hrr tovr l«ir bi-r hoii- bnnil l» H i t y t h l n K hrjooil InT* of · rcarllr. Sbr Irlln IVIrn "I pnlnl." · · » 111 TPIIE others' had left the table. The ladies were already merging from the powder room with freshened faces, and the voices of the men trickled In from the living room. They two sat on, talking of art In the yellow brightness of. the chandelier which stole all but the blackened wick from the candle flames. He observed the shambles. "Now the pressures arc gone, There is no hurry. Nothing we have to do, not even find the ·choice piece on the platVcr. We 'can relax and enjoy the fullness I of our bellies" -- the back of his I hand slapped nir-- "amid the sacrl- lllclal debris." | "Except that we rnlRht be con* iSldercd rude if we don't Join the others pretty soon," she said, feel- Ing hot because there was guilt, and she should not have tried to I share It. i "Out will you really paint this, ' .lo you think?" he atkert, untroubled by the amenities. Jennet looked at him, "I've never painted In my life," she said. Jennet's cltllght as Ihty entered the living room WHS an elastic cocoon In which tliftc was room for everyone. 8hc smiled all around the room, from left to right, female to male. With ungrudging obedience to rule, indeed with an eagerness to conform, she took a seat beside the most bosomy of the silk-printed ladies, »nd to their views on charcoal-broiled meats she opened her face like 1 flower to the early sun. Stella Pclletier bore down purposefully upon the other camp. "Really, we ladies are beginning to feel sadly neglected. All this shop talk. Peter, wouldn't you sing some of your wonderful gypsy ballads for us?" Peter Surinov began to untangle his long legs. He stood up, moved to the mantel for support. **I-well, sure. I'd be glad U), but I haven't got my guitar." Stella Pelletler smiled. "Now, Peter, I'm not going to let you out of It that easily. Thtre'i a ukulele in IJIck's room. Ill get it You can be going me-me-me." · · · o Jennet's turprite, Peter Surl- nov accepted the ukulele from his hostess with an unblushing gravity by no meant reluctant. He sat down with It on the floor, cross-legged, backed by tht new- papcr fan which hid the hearth's cavity, and ht began to itrum. His body began to sway a little, and Jenntt tenicd with embarrassment fpr him, But as UM Aral few bars fell Impersonally from his lips, she reallitd that ttn performance was not going to lack dignity and her ahouldtri i*gg*d In relief. He sang In Huuiin In * wtet that had body without volume. He used his voice not as · gift but In preoccupation, did not fill DM room with U ntor compel attention, but merely dispensed Hie measure of comfort Inherent In mclancholjr Folk strains. The songs -- many ot them very short -- were slightly dissonant, with simple repetitive mournful rhythms not unlike the Western cowboy songs. There was in fact one tune on which "Git along little dogie" could have been superimposed with almost no notes left over. When at 11:30 Gus came ovei to her and announced that it was time for them to leave, she had !icr usual mixed reaction. There was release in departure, but there was also an ending. Jennet dreaded endings. The others knotted in the doorway, tag-ending earlier conversations. Only Jennet and Peter Suri- nov were disengaged from the ;roup. They stood together, looking away from each other, unable to think of anything more to say. Where ever did you learn Russian?" Jennet brought up. 'Oh, from my folks," Peter told her. "They were both born there. They came over here in their teens. They used to sing these nongs to me when I was a kid." How nice to have been sung to! I thought that, .only happened in the movies." /'. ' · t · TK) save Ous further «ertion, Jennet took the wheel. He sat beside her with his head resting on the seat. "Well, that wasnt too bad, was U?" he »ked. "It wai kind of hard going on tht ladles' aide till (he Surinov man broke Into tone," Jennet said. laughed, "We're a dull lot, we doctors," he said, "But I'm fond of tht Pellctlert." "So am I," Jenntt Hid. "They're really dmr--both of Hum." She glanced at htr husband, taw that hii eyM were cloxd. "Tired, QwaT" "A little. But I keep my eyes M 1 don't try lo drive for jrou," The llr niihtd, noby, ns surf, past her ear, She slowed down. "OuiT" "Urn." "I think I will take a volunteer Jok at tht hospital. I feel like a dreadful parasite. (T* Much'U being made of the fad that General Elsenhower, though a candidate has not come forward with a personal declaration of hi views on the issues that are be fore Congress. This is undoubtedly an effective talking pqint, and in the two camps which are opposed to him--Taft's and Truman's--the most will be made of it There is, in my view, a little something but not very much in it, 1 say that because 1 have such a very low opinion of the value Mid significance of modern political declarations. They are almost invariably synthetic and contrived, and they are designed to make the noises which are believed to be popular without uttering any of ;he significant words which might be unpopular. Mr. Stassen's recent statement announcing his candidacy is a perfect example. He is fervently, boldly, uncompromisingly for all the abstract nouns which nobody would dream of disputing. To read Mr. Slas- sen's declaration dons nol throw even a glint of light on what he would do if he were elected. * * * Like evaryone else 1 would .like to know in advance what kind of president a candidate will make. t is not easy to know that, and prepared statements of views-which in more than one campaign I have seen in the process of being 31-eparcd, platitude by platitude- arc not reliable evidence. There is no dependable connection between what the brain trust and the ghost writers persuade the candidate to say and what in the face of events he does when he is in of- 'jce--sec, for example, the campaign speeches of Franklin Roose- ·cU In 1932. On the whole the best evidence by which to judge a candidate is, believe, in the story of how he has handled himself before he was a candidate rather than in what he says when he is a candidate. For the presidency the best raining and the best testing iround have been the governorship of a slate. In modern times ,hc successful presidents have come from Ihe states, Cleveland, he two Rooscvelts, Coolidge, Wilson. * * * Now neither Taft nor Eisenhower has been trained and test- jd in this way. Both men, as a matter of fact, would have much .o overcome from their past experience--Eisenhower, the insula- ion of a soldier's life within the military hierarchy, and Taft, a ifetime of frustration and fault- 'inding and negativism in the op- josition. and WALTW As between the two experiences, neither of them Ideal for the presidency, Elsenhower's in the past 10 years hat been far the better preparation. H* has b«tn executive, constructive, and he has borne the burden of the greatest refipunibillly. The fate of nations has turned upon his decisions, and though he has talked when the occasion required jt, and, talked exceedingly well, talking, speechmaking, debating, statement-Issuing have*not been his principal occupation. He has been tested not once but again and _ H _. in great affairs, and while I do not doubt that he wjll mak.e political mistakes--lacking experience in our partisan politics-for the office of president in these times we know a lot more about Eisenhower's capacity than we OJD about Taft's. · * · And what are these issues on which we do not know, and are supposed not to be able to find out, Eisenhower's views? A good measure of the importance of the issues is supplied by the federal budget in which during the present year 70 per cent is being spent on the Korean war, rearmament and our alliances. Without a doubt then the overriding issue is the issue of war and peace. What are the other issues? Mr. Truman in his message mentioned inflation, conservation, highways, education, health, farm prices. There is not one of these issues which has not become contingent upon what happens as to war and peace. Mow can anyone expect an intelligent opinion about, let .us say, inflation except In relation to a situatin of more war or of mort peace? Tt would be silly for Eisenhower, as It will be for Taft or Slassen, to undertake to sajr what the Republican party is going to do about taxes, credit, suS- sidies, wage policies on the assumption or with the implication that those "issues" can. be. dealt with outside the context of the 'real struggle. · · · The case lor Eisenhower restt upon-the fact that among the meu available he gives the most promise of being able to lead us through the hard times to come. He knows more about the overriding issurs than does any one of his rivals, and more people here id throughout the world trust him. Even with Eisenhower it ,, _ gamble. There Is no sure thing ahead of us. But I would rather take the gamble with our icople united and with a man wh» las gone through the fires of supreme responsibility. Dear Miss Dix: A young girl ives in our to'.vn. Her father is a habitual drunkard and thief, lazy and mean to his family. Kis wife las the reputation of being a good person, but his sons have very bad ·ecords. It is the daughter of the mily, however, with whom I am primarily concerned. She goes lo school with my children and most of the other youngsters at school von't associate with her. She tries o be friendly but gets a very cold reception. Do you think if my girls were to become friendly with her, t would give her a lift along life's way? I don't want my children lo Decome snobs, yet 1 don't want ,hem looked down upon. T h e Bible says, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." I'm sure this girl doein't like being left out of things. She las clean clothes but doesn't know- now to "fix up." These are the things that I think a friendly school chum could helo out with, I am truly concerned about this girl -and would like to extend' whatever help J or my daughters could to help her overcome an unfortunate family background. Mrs. Ida K. Answer: What a warm, friendly world we'd live in !f everyone tool; as much interest in the less fortunate as you do, Ida. May your humanity always meet the right response. The rehabilitation of a girl with a background as drab as this is not a job for one person. To accomplish your purpose, you should enlist the aid of other mothers and schoolgirls. You'll meet opposition--plenty of it--hut if you can find some who will co-operate it may be the means of building a fine character and creating an admirable woman from material _ that could just as easily become' a hopeless, wretched creature. Since the girl's mother is a good person, she has a 50 per cent heritage of stability behind her, nnd probably only needs a helping hand to overcome th« undesirable half. Enlist Othen Why not talk to the parenti ef other girls in the class, tell them how you feel and what you'd like to accomplish? Suggest' that they encourage their daughters to be friendly with the less fortunate CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE L Fruit "' 3= T" Answer to Previous Pulll* 3 First-year Annapolis midshipmen 4 Meadow 5 Feminine appellation 6 God (Latin) 7.Exccss of solar over lunar year 8 Antenna 0 Finally 10 Minnesota county HORIZONTAL IPome fruit S Transactions 1 Manservant (Pi.) 13 Reiterate 14 Oleic acid salt 18 Discordant 16 Taxi 17 Southern constellation 19 Quote 80 Class of vertebrates ,, T . .; 22 Supplied with'"hrall food 13 Chemical J3 Lofty. element 24 Writing tables 26 Upset ' ' 28 Lixivium 29 Gold (her.) 30 Follower 32 Caucho 34 Negative word 35 Male 36 Reprint (ab.) 31 Plunder tl Church bench 4J Finer U Epic poetry 17 Offshoot 49 Diminutive of David 50 Young oyster 51 Compulsion 5S Corded fabric 54 Spanish inn 58 Thigh bones 55 Starllke 59 Teamster no Birds' hornet 01Ar«wak«n Indian J5 Cease 40 Brags 27 Scheme 42 Affliction ..i 31 Incessant 44 Billiard (hot!: 33 Geraint's wife 46 Begin in legend 36 Venerates 37 Equip 38 Bridge anew 38R«5ist 48 Adroit. 52 Profound 55 African daman 57 Calf'scry ?o 1 Alligator pear JCaJolt m

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