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February 4, 1952

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4-- -MUtllHftfcM !MiJ», N»n*«v*, Munttm. Mondoy, Nbriwiy 4, J T J * ArkaninB fliimr* , rir*M*tuu Puklhhtd daily *OT*Pt Sundor *r fAYETTEVlLte fiEMOCIlAT PUBLISHING COMPART . B»btrla FutttltM, PmldMit '* ;."- .. - . Founded June 14. UM , Entered at ihe pott office at rayetlevllle, Art., ai Second-Clan Mall Matter. , tit* E Gwthart, Viet Frei.-General Miaagai : T«d B. Write. Edllar MEMBER OF. THE ASSOCIATED PBEII The Associated Press I* exclusively entitled lo lot use for republlcatlon,of aU news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this caper and also the local news published herein. - All rights of republlcatlon of special dli- Catches herein ore also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATUl [~ Fu W ioy carrmn Mill ri't-k In WMhlnitnn, B*nlon, Utt Arl. and Adilr county, Okla. On* imr.Ui ,---.-. ,,.,,--......... Tni«e nionlhi ,.._..»--...........-. Hi* months .-- "Sail In cciin'Uei"other'un'n'abovil" On* iwnlt 1 Thrt* monthi 81* tnonthK ., ..--.-..--,,...,.-. -W I}"* IDOVai . :::::::::::::::::::b ^ AU mail payable In advinc* Htfnfctt AuJil Bureau of Circulation. A wise kinf; scnllorclh the wirtcd, ami bringelh Ihc wheel ovnr thorn.-- Proverbs 20:26 It Will Come Hij?h · Fayettevillc is not alone in its c.o'nsider- ntlon'of the t r a f f i c problem which grows by Jcaps and houndp. An open forum, mi- der Bpontiorshi'p of tho Kiwanis Club, was held in Pine- Bluff recently. The main answer. rcnorlcd was: "It will Uke money, ·rid lot R of it, to cure the traffic ills of tho city." . . · '- Said the Pine Bluff Commercial in a report of tho Reunion : . "Moot of the panel urged the citizens of Pine Bluff to let offichiln know what they arc willing to do financiallv and ma- (orially to'' help alleviate the problem." ' A- few afternoons ago, alonf? about 4 :.10 o'clock, one of our citizens stood on the northeast corner of College and Maple. Ho wanted lo j?o west across College Avenue so that lie could return home from a grocery store. Each time traffic thinned out. along College, cars started -'pouring into the avenue from Mnp!e. A 'lino of autod 'and trucks backed up along College for the entire block from Lafayette two or three t-frnes while he waited. Finally he took his life in his hands and sprinted across in front' of several cars, It is no common occurrence, this wait- Ing on Miple in an effort to cross College. Some thought of R traffic signal light at Ihit intersection bas been mentioned, but with traffte backed up to tho corner from Lafayette, a new situation would be presented, This is just one minute problem in a treat, li«r. complex situation, But it needs The City Pjnniiing Commission nwy be r.ble to help by 1 "' seeing tftat a thorough trafffc survey is made by experts. Such a report as would be forthcoming should be extremely helpful, But, like those in Pine Bluff, we'll bet it moans in the long run, if the problems are to bo solved, "money, and lots of it to euro the traffic ills." One More Step The election contest to decide who is the rmhirul mayor of Kayct.tcville has been decided by Cirairt Judge Maupin Cummings. who acted upon order of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He found that Powell M. Uliea, declared the nominee of ihe Democratic party, received the most valid votes in the November 6 general election." The hearings have been prolonged and technical. The circuit .judge returned his verdict after, full consideration of all.ele- ments Involved, and wi commend him for a well-run court during the deliberations. Law facts were present which he was called upon lo study in reaching a conclusion, and the final verdict was announced with these in mind. It is possible the Circuit Court, decision may settle the case, or the issue may be appealed ouco. more to the state Supremo Court. At any rate, 0110 more step towards ending tho controversy has been taken. Science says there arc more t h a n ."00.000,000 stars out yonder in .space. Still it'« hard to hitch your wagon to one. THE WASHINGTON Merry-Go-Round If DREW PCAMOH Washington--What the svcr««e cili/.rn may- not entirely realize about the huge new budget facing the nation in thai 83 per mil of II Is Inr Ihr military. This includes m u l u n l security aid lo Europe, primarily, and care of vcUrsni. Time.* 17 per cent chunk of Ihc taxpayers' money remains for civilian purposes, including Ihc Coast Guard, which Is semi-military, the FBI, Secret gervlco and olher domestic policing iigcn- cles of government. While some further pruning may be possible in the civilian branches, especially In regard lo the pork-barrel, rlvors-and- harbors bill which no congressman wants In cut, nevertheless, the major opportunity for saving, i( any Is lo he accomplished, must be from Ihc military's 83 per cent chunk. Yet the military have been least cnopcralive about even the most rudimentary principles of efficient spending. Take merely the simple question nf bidding against each olher. One of Ihc gre-nl plear, for unifying the Army and Navy was Hint it would save money; lhal Ihe two brandies of tho arnicrl services could pool Ihelr buying, nol duplicate a list of thousand! nf items, such as towels, blankets, rope, pulleys, wrenches, all about the same whether used In the Army or Navy. This, however, bas nol. happened. Instead nf working together on Army-Navy buying, there Is now n third competitive nervlcc. the Air Force. It is true thai much Air 'Force materiel Is purchased for it by the Army, but efficient, unified buying,' as done by a private business firm, Just docs not exist. * * * For Instance, Ihe Army lo some extent competes with Itself. 11s catalog of commodities contains six different numbers for each Army branch--the Signal Corps, Ordnance, Triinnprir- tation, Engineers, Chemical Warfare, and Quartermaster Corps. Under this arrangement, such an Item as a carpenters' square has six d i f f e r e n t numbers, according to the specification nf the. Signal Corps, Ordnance, Engineers, etc. On lop of this, the Air Force lias lo have a sevenlh number for the commodities*it wants. And Ihe cost of reprinting Army catnln^p to add the A i r Force's seventh number is about $1,500,000. Congressman llebert of Louisiana, nosv studying armed service Inefficiency, estimates that millions of dollars could be saved h.v revamping Ibis antiquated system of listing d i f f e r - ent competing prices for this A r m y - A i r Force materiel. Take the relatively simple question of buying carpenters' squares. There src only 12 inches in a foot, whether It be an Air Force square, a Navy Square, or any Army square. Nevertheless, a carpenter^ 1 ' square for the Quarlcrmnnter Corps costs 65 cents; for trie Navy $2; for t h e Army $1.00; for the Signal Corps $2.10; for Ihe Army Engineers $1.48; for the Air Force $1.10; and for the Army Transportation Corps originally $4.35. though this was hurriedly corrected last week to 1MB. I have «een all these carpenters' squares.- They are all the same size, and as far as I can ·ee almost Identical. They all have 12 Inches In -the foot. Y*t th* price Is different. Thus the mere paptr work of buying separating and maintaining separate numbers In catalogs lake extra time and money. This may sound like a small savins. But when you multiply this Inefficiency by millions of items and get up to big expensive weapons, It runs into tremendous amounts ol money. * .' . ' * ·*·'···; ',- ' f. Th« Senate Interior Committee held a suptr- sfcret meeting the other day and voted to stop printing secret transcripts In an effort to "keep Drew Pearson from finding out" what goes on behind clostd doors. As a lest, no secret Iran- script was held of the meeting that decided lo ban secret transcripts. However, this column is able to report what happened, Able Senators Clint Anderson of New Mexico and Cetie M l l i l k i n . o f Colorado fussed and fumed over this column's word-for-word reports of what Ihey had said behind closed doors. Philosophic Chairman Joe O'Mahnnc.v of Wyoming, agreed that It was an outrage, b'ul added: "1 have Interview every member of Ihc slaff, and I am sure they arc all In the clear." "I kno'.v tile source of tho leak, and it. wasn't anyone on i\\r staff," snorted Anderson. He accused-the official reporters whn record the com- millee sessions of leaking. (Note--You're not even warm, Senator.) O'Mahonoy then suggested banning these official reporters. If no record is kopl of rloscri- door meetings, he reasoned. Pearson will have trouble reporting what happened. But the usually genial Gene Millikin was pessimistic. "I'll bet you l\vo to one lhal all that will result from this will be a story in Po»rson's column that the committee was stumned." Note--The reason Ibis columnist frequently · reports what goes on at closed-door commlltre ' sessions Is that more and more important business affecting the nation is transacted at these sessions. It used to be that the most important debates took place publicly on the floor of the House or Senate. But as the work of the United Stales government has grown bigger and more- complex, It has become necessary to transfer vitally Important debates to' committee rooms, which frequently are held behind closed doors witli no representatives of the public present. .The rhitf reason for these scs--. mey'll Do It Every Time N06ODY SEES THEM, r "'» THE MUSICIANS ALWAYS ^ DRESS -Lite FIRST rJlSHT AT THE HORSE OH THEX WEXR GET-UPS THAT LOOK U*E REJECTS PROM R* I/ooks Like We Are Being Taken for a Ride j«ions is thai senators and congressmen don't alwJi.VK want t'j bo held accountable to their constituents for wluil they .say in committee meetings. This column, incidentally, has leaned over backward nol to publish news which even remotely violates nnlional security. li me Thirty Years Ago Today (Kaycllcville Daily Democrat, February 4, 1922) Persimmons and pawpaws, two Arkansas products heretofore considered "po" folks' fruit," arc lo shake off their plebian characteristics and 'advance boldly-inlo the class of aristocratic foods on the rich blacksmith's table, if plans of the experimental forces of the University of Arkansas malnriali?-. Plans arc being started to organize Washing- Ion, Benlon, Rnone and Carroll counties into spraying associations for the purpose of distributing spraying information rapidly by telegraph and telephone from the University of Arkansas experiment station at Fayetleville, according to announcement made today by the County Farm Agent. Twenty Yfsrs Ajto Today (Fayetleville Daily Democrat, February 4, 1932) Lewis Chevrolet company is displaying one of Ihc new model 131-inch..wheclbase Chevrolet trucks which is one of a new line of three d i f , fercnl, wheelbases announced throughout the country today. A University archaeologist and slate geologist from Alabama arc direcling a joint expedition which will delve into Indian burial sites in Mississippi county and adjoining counties during the next few weeks in search of arlifacts and other evidences at prehistoric civilization. Ton years ARO Today (Northwest Arkansas Times, February 4. 1942) · All aliens of German, Italian or Japanese nationalities who are 14 years of age and older and who have not fully acquired United States citizenship anust apply at post offices for certificates of identification, the department of justice has announced. Aliens in Washington county are required to file applications for these certificates tt the nearest first or second class post office between February 9 and February 28. . * Questions And Answers · Q--Arc the words "hocus pocus" supposed to 6c Latin? A--The words are Ihe opening ones of a siring of mock Laiin formerly used by conjurors when performing a trick. The first two words may be a parody of "Hoc est corpus," meaning this is the body. Q--How long has this country been known officially at the United States? A--Since the Declaration of Independence, at which time it replaced the designation United Colonies. Q--Is the goose a recent addition to the poultry yard? A--Botb duck and goose, as well as the common barnj'ard hen, were man's domestic companions long before the dawn of written history. 9--Is the National Gallery of Art a government project? . A--The gallery was established in 1937 by an Act of Congress, as a bureau of the Smithsonian. Institution. It was intended to be a joint enterprise on the part of th£ federal government and individuals who desired, to give to their country the best obtainable in Hie field of art. Q--Has the Slate of Ohio an official motto? A--No. Ohio adopted Imperium in Impcrio, a government within a government, in 1866 and repealed it in 1868. Dr. Logan's Wile Diana Giinn hr her atlraellon t o w a r d the ronna; ana eharmlnff blophralriat I'eter Vurtnor, hellerea lhal fcy eoalrlbatlafc to Peter'* pet project of alnm elearanee ahe eaii etear her eoaneleiiee an* rlt her«elf ol tronhle.oaie Hning-tita. I- e I e r'a aetlona have woa him e n m i t y ol MaxiTcll t:ota, hend ol the hoapltal where I'eter l ennnEed la atomle niettlelne renenrrh, and Cola la t r y i n g to ouftl I'eter n» · Com- mnnlal. l)r. «n» l.ouan, nol aua- y eetlnic hU trlfe'a lalatnallon lor -eter. hltK atlpported the jonnKer mnn. Jennet doea not wlph to *l»e her hnahnnd'a monej to "'e'er and ahe rpcnlla an old larnllere. aome- lMn« ahe Inherlled. nhleh ahe de- rlrtra to nrll to ralae money. She takea the heirloom to a Jeweler. X V I I I A TALL thin mournful boy In a ·" cashmere sull approached her with clasped hands. She stared at his face for a moment thinking that It mifiht have been created by Modiglinnl, and then at his question, she asked to see Mr. Chaglantz, She was invited lo sit on the green satin lip, and while she waited, she helped herself to a dish of chocolates. When she saw him coming toward her, she did not rise, but leaned back ngatnst the couch with n coolly modulated, "How do you do, Mr. Chnfilnntz?" Her eyes left only n thin rim of sight and she allowed her lips lo part w.lth- oul actually smiling. "Can 1 do something for you, Madame?" "Yes, you can, Mr.Chaglanl/.. 1 am Mrs, Logan." She ground her cigarette loosely In the dish and Hood up. "Mrs, Augustus Logan." "Ah, yes, ol course," Chaglanti beamed and cupped Jennet's elbow, guiding her to tho counter, perhaps so lhat he could lean against It. "Yes. Dr. Logan. I've known him for years." His eyes twinkled and. he minted to Uie Mnl viH, to piMithtn, R»tofl HOM«. h*. rXKnbilW t) HIA JHVICI, he star sapphire. "1 believe we made that for you--and tl.e earrings too, if I'm not mistaken." Jennet smifed. "Yes, you did. I knew that Dr. Logan traded here. That's why I came." ·· · · J ENNET fumbled with the catch of her purse. She was agaiii conscious of perspiring and she hoped that the little beads of sweat that were forming under her makeup would not be visible in the half-light. She handed the manila envelope to Chaglantz who had, in the space of her fumbling, .moved to the rear of the counter so that they faced each other across it. "1--I'd like to know what I could get for this lavalicre, Mr. ChagianU. It's a family piece--I don't know how old--but I think it's quite a good diamond, and the chain, of course, Is platinum." He turned the piece In his bands, the chain trailing, »nd the smile on his faee was one be might have bestowed on · spastic child who wasn't looking. Rapidly the figure Jennet had held in her hud sank, "You are sure you want to sell this?" C h a g i a n I z said, leaning toward her, dangling the pendant from his forcllngcr, "You say it's been in the family. Perhaps you will have regrets. So often women come in with things like this. Then later they arc sorry. But later 1 cannot do anything. Not a thing, We send stones like these to our New York store. They r« work them. . . ." "I'm perfectly , SUM," Jennet said. "It has oo lentlaatntal value." Chaglantz w»s In no hurry. There was no one «l»e In the ·tore. He told her nf a movie actress who had recently de- m»nded thai IM buy luck MOM ol the things he had sold to her husband. He mentioned the actress's name, which was well known. » The story had absolutely no relevance, no point except name- throwing. Jennet, could barely conceal her impatience. With infinite weariness, Cha- glantz sighed. "Just a moment," he said, and he strolled to' the back room. He returned in a few minutes with a magnifying lens bulging like f. tumor under his brow. He unscrewed it, set it down on the counter as carefully as if it were his right eye. Then he let the pendant drop in front of her." It made a little click. Was it a sound of quality? Or of paste? Had Uie magnifier found G - e a t - u n c l e Barnaby out at last? "How much?" Jennet asked doggedly. "Twelve hundred dollars." Relief made her shoulders sag. She began to tremble. "Sold," she said, mustering an arch smile. He counted the fifties and hundreds out on ' her palm, tasting each one. She did not follow the count, but concentrated on holding her betraying fingers stiffly. E watched her stow the bills into her purse very much as her father had once watched her accept the pendant. "If you should change your mind, Mrs. Logan, don't hesitate to call me this evening or tomorrow morning,. I'll be only too (lad to return it." It was the father in his voWe that wrung from her the impulsive confidence. "If you don'* mind, Mr. Chaglantz, let's keep this a private transaction. 1 . . ." He nodded owllshly. "I understand. Happens every day. I never talk." Except about movie stars, Jennet added to herself. Outside, she was amazed to find it was daytime. She walked hurriedly, ind Uen brake into · ru». She hid to i*t to UM Bevwly 9ank before 1 U tun the etta Into a certified ckqck., Tomorrow iht wouM endorse it and give It ti Peter. U that w-y, Feter would get the credit Sat having proMlyUied « friend. . (To ·*. tJ »t WAtTM LITPMAM* Although no one intended it or planned it, ive have recently participated in a most extraordinary event. The prime minister of Great Britain has sought what amounts lo a vote of confidence on the same subject both from his own Parliament and from the Congress ol the United State;. Mr. Churchill in Congress was not a foreign statesman making an. address. He was speaking in Ihe manner of i 6 political minister trying to win a -majority to support him. Two weeks later Mr. Churchill had lo go before his own Parliament for essentially the same purpose. Nothing quite like this has ever happened before--that the head of a government should recognize that he needs the support of two legislatures on two sides of an ocean. It is a spectacular demonstration of how far in fact the Iwo democracies are now enmeshed Ihe one (villi Ihe other. That this has happened at all is ikely lo be remembered much onger t h a n precisely what did lappen, than exactly what Mr. Ciiurchill said and did not say, than jus. whal he meant and did lot meai. The right judgment, 1 imagine, on Mr. Churchill's two speeches, on this first, rtther haphazard experiment in mutuality, is thai of Dr. Johnson when he heard that a woman iiad preached a sermon. It was "like a dog ivdlkiiig on its hinder legs," he said. "It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all." The reason it u-as not done very well is, as "The Times" of London said, after Mr. Churchill's statement lo Parliament, that "the policies ot Britain and the United States are still far apart, and that 10 real agreement lias been reached except lo wait upon events, strive for a truce and to consult together in an emergency." Undoubtedly "The. Times" is right that there is no real agreement aboul the Far Easl. Thu question is whether a real agreement is impossible. I do not believe it is impossible. With lucidity and the courage to speak plainly in both sides of the Atlantic, agreement, which is so 'desirable and indeed so necessary, should be quite possible. Agreement is possible, I would contend, because the vital interests of the United States and Great Britain do not. conflict in the Far East. There is nothing lhat is British in the Far East which we want. There is nothing American that the British want. Our disagreements do nol arise because our interests conflict, much less occausc our ideals and priciples are opposed. Our disagreements must be due to a muddle ot cross purposes which the two governments have not cleared up. The muddle will have to be cleared up soon, now that Admiral Joy lias written to the chief of the North Korean delegation proposing that negotiations begin on the f i f t h and last item on the agenda. This item calls for a recommendation by the military commanders to the governments about a final political settlement in Korea. The muddle, which cannot be cleared up in Korea but only in Washington, is whether Ihe Uniled States will negotiate a political settlement with Red China. This is the crucial question in the Far East: is it our view lhat we can .,_.-er make a peace wilh Red China, thai, as wilh Nazi Germany, our policy is the elimination of the regime, that towards Mao's government our terms arc unconditional surrender and the restora- lion of the Nationalists? To Ihis question there lias been no clear answer in Washington, ,_nd it is impossible to say what Is the American answer to this q'uestion, for since the Korean war began there lias been a kind of tacit understanding In the interests of national unity that the qucilion should bf kept in the background, and that everyone who is to act responsibly must talk ambiguously. II was like Ihis during Ihe war in the public dis- cussioi. of subjects like unconditional surrender, the so-called Morgenthnu Plan, and the issues, involved in the occupation and partition of Germany. \'nt frank discussion of these issues was as taboo and a» confused as is now the subject of whelher we meat) lo fight Red China until it is overthrown, or whether we are prepared to negotiate with it and to co-exist with it if we can. The Far Eastein issues which Irouble our relallons with Britain would resolve themselves quickly enough, if the American government could make it plain that its policy was not unconditional surrender and that it was prepared to negotiate a peace with'Red China 'on all the issues of the Far Easl. This has nothing to do with agreeing to the Chinese demands. It has to do only with the willingness to discuss the terms on which agreement might be reached. If this is our policy, then whjt is the answer to the question, shall we recognize Red China? The answer is "certaifily not" while A'C are at war but "yes, when and if we have negotiated and ratified _.. acceptable treaty of peace." Shall Red China be represented In the U. N.? The answer is "noi while she is at war with the u: N. in Korea, not while Iherr is the threat of war on the Jndo-China frontier, but yes, if and when, Red China makes peace with the U. N." What about Formosa? The proper answer is that the future of For- nusa can be settled only in a trealy of peace which covers Ihe all Far Ea;lern issues. Until then, we shall protect and neutralize Skyscrapers HORIZONTAL 4 Fish 1,7 Tallest 5 Repose 1 building of all 6 Boards a train 12 Heavy 7 Canvas 13 Dried grape 8 Tag (British) 14 Halt 9 Grayer 15 Numbers V Names 16 Cravat 11 Store fodder 17 Track ' 13 American 19Turkistan diplomat r | ver 18 Three-toed 20 City in »'oths Oklahoma SI Those 22 Help excessively 23 Blind, as * . '°nd falcon 23 Soaked 24 Women's club 25 Pakistan 26 Equine animal province · 27 Shiny fabric 26 Retain 28 Fox 29 Abstract being 30 Senior 33 The --'-- of Trade building in Chicago 30 Commanded 38 Greek name 39 Limb 40 Russian river 41 Knight's title 42 Ruin 44 Russian village 4! Sheep (pi.) 47 Inborn 41 Entice main M Inctrnallon 51 Drupe-like fruit I! Tail The:e is not much doubt that if this were the declared American attilude, our disagreements with Britain would become easily manageable, and so in facl would our differences with our allies ill Europe and wilh Ihe large independent nations of Asia. Nor. I.-: Ihere much doubt thai Ihe great mass of American people would _ support a policy which is so prudent, so reasonable, so lair-if only it were stated plainly to them. There is no great number of Americans who really want In go crusading in China, or to fight, if not a world war then at least a very much bigger war than.The Kurcar, for the purpose of changing the government and the social order in China. g Before anyone blows his lop about this being appeasement flan aggressor, let him recall what was his slate of mind, let us say seven years ago, about making peace with Germany and Japan. What would he have said then, how would he have felt then if he had had a crystal ball in which he --aw himself rearming the Germans and the Japanese and proclaiming them the indispensable defenders of freedom, democraci, and civilization? Let hi mthcn ic- and civilization? Let him then re- emotions, and how little they can be trusled in determining the gre.n policies of great nations. 30th Crash Victim Dies In Hospital Elizabeth, N. J.-W-The death toll of the January 22 crash of. an, American Airlines Convair in a residential district h e r e nas ,,,---,ioH to 30. Mrs. Rosa Caruso, 52, trapped in the i):07.iMK inferno afler the silver plane rammed into her home, died- yesterday in St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The Army has set up a special center al Camp Carson, Colo., to train both dogs and their handlers for military use. · Aniwtr to Prtviout Puzzle 29 Cleveland · Union 31 Hermit 32 Renewal 31 Suitable company 34 building In Pittsburgh 35 Lightly · 39 Province in Ecuador "; i 37 Venturers' "J 31 Church recess i 42 Antitoxins* 43 Molten rock 46 Book of Bible (ab.) .;,; : 48Flap " . 1 Puffs up 1 Breed of ifeip (pi.) lloun* ot.

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