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. , Br WAL1M It would not be surprising if, as e .necessary and logical move in the big diplomatic push about Germany, Moscow and Peking had Â·decided to bring about a Korean armistice. They must be quite well aware that a renewal of fighting on a large scale wodk Â·wreck their eUborate and skillfully . planned Tiolitical and economic campaign in Europe. On the other hand, the signature of an armistice would do something, probably a good deal, to persuade .the many who wish to believe it. that it is possible to negotiate agreements with the Communist world. ' Â· The Soviet government's present line of policy in Germany, in Europe, in Southern Asia, and in ; the Middle East, would be helped by a visible and concrete event demonstrating that such a negotiation can be concluded. The agreement --if in Korea, why not Â·in Germany?--would be an effective one. We too have Important reasons for making an armistice--provided Â·it can be done with honor. There are the strategical reasons which make it desirable to disengage .some part of the large forces we have in that part of the world. But there are other reasons which we must not be ashamed to avow, .which mankind will respect if we admit them candidly. It is a ghastly business, this maiming and killing and getting maimed and petting killed in a war which, as all the governments involved acknowledge, has now become useless and mean" ingless in that nothing further can be decided or gained by military action. Heading about Gen- Â· eral Van Fleet's son, I remembered visiting, many years ago, a little cemetery in France where were buried some American sol- Â· diers--not many, only perhaps two squads of them, negligible casula- ties as we say when we arc being very technical--who were killed a few hours after the armistice of World War I went officially into ' effect: The cease-fire order had . not reached their commanding officer before he led them on a raid. It is not quite like that for " young Van Fleet and the others who fell with him last week and the week-before, and for the Korean and Chinese soldiers, and for . the helpless peasants who happened to be where the bombers were interdicting something or other. Officially the war is still on . and officially these arc casualties and not avoidable accidents. But it is too late all the same to have people dying in a war that the soldiers have done all they can do with--that only the civilians Â· have not found a way to bring to an end. * * * On both' sides the real reason for the procrastination has been Â· that once an armistice is signed, it will be necessary to begin discussing the terms of settlement, and for that no one is ready and everyone is embarrassed. A settlement is Korea raises all the issues on which--as things are now--everyone has taken a position which is irreconcilable with 'almost everyone else's position. To begin with, the free countries which have always had and will always have the greatest and the Â·most direct interest in the future of Korea are, besides the unhappy Koreans themselves, Japan and China and Russia. But China now has a government which we will not let Japan recognize. Japan has a government that the Chinese Â· government- in .China .does not recognize. Yet a Korean treaty, which was not under-written by the real government of China and Â· the real government of Japan is manifestly not going to be more than a very provisional arrangement. Fictitious governments can make only fictitious'treaties. No matter how superior they may bi morally to the actual governments the treaties they could sign abou 1 the Far F.ast would be like the thecks drawn by a .high-born gentleman who had overdrawn his account. Â· * * * ' We cannot expect to disentangle the Korean affair until we work out the next stages o f . our policy in Formosa. This is something- which It is almost Bible to 'do in an election year and with a'State Department beaten to its knees and in chains. 11 wnulr! be most convenient, if the Tormosan affair could be kept on Ice for about twelve months until there is an administration and a Secretary of State who have re- eovered their'constitutional right! to conduct the foreign policy of the United States. Perhaps the Formosan a f f a i r tun be put on ice. But there are reports from Formosa itself which are disquieting. There are reports about the state of mind among Chiang's troops, about the attitude of the Formqsan people towards Chiang's occupation, and there' are rumors about intrigue within Chiang's own government, rot unlike the deals by which his armies on the mainland were bought off.. H Is ""t impossible, and we should have it in mind, But the Formosan problem might fet out of hand before we arc ready--as a matter of domestic politics--to deal with the problem rationally. Â· Â· * . But when we arc ready to be rational, it ihould not be impossible to propose a settlement which takes care of the real interests and obligations which are at stake in Formosa. They are, first, that the.Cairo declaration must be honored, and that the Chinese suzerainty over Formosa will have to' be recognized in a final peace settlement and, second, that the Formosan people, who have never been governed from China, should not now be put under Chinese administration, but should be made into an autonomous state, guaranteed by the United Nations though under Chinese suzerainty--demilitarized except for a local Formosan militia, neutralized for military purposes against all the great powers including China, Japan, Russia and the United States; and, third, that Gen. Chiang Kai-shek and his family and retainers -should be allowed to depart in safety from Formosa and granted asylum, preferably not in the Far East; and, fourth, that Chiang's troops should be demobilized' and that those wishing it should be repatriated to their homes in China. Proposals of this sort, if they were agreed to, could provide a basis for an armistice and a work- AWAhfAS llMu, FayeHevill*, A-kaniat, Fnu.jtioy, April 16, 155 ing arrangement in for an approach to Korea, and a cease fire and an China. arrangement in Indo- DOfcOTHY DIX -- CONTINUED FROM PAGE roUB emotion, but there is something :o be said for self-respect, too. As for your second suitor--don't give him any further encouragement lintil you have completely cleared up present difficulties. If you want concrete advice for what it's worth, I'll tell you to end your a f f a i r at once, let the other man's devotion help to bind up the.v.'ounds, and in less time han you think, you'll probably }e able lo love him as he deserves. Put yourself in a position, where you can look the world in the face and owe apologies to no one. You're a fine, intelligent person, worthy of something a great deal more t h a n a furtive love affair, however noble it may seem at the moment. Dear Miss Dix: A year and a half ago, when I was 17, I met a man of 22 in whom I became quite interested. He was married at the time, so our friendship dropped. Â· Foot And Mouth Disease Spreads Through Europe Herds In Eastern Areas Struck By Farm Infections Paris-W)-An epidemic of foot and mouth disease that has ravaged Western Europe domestic animal herds for 18 months now is moving into Eastern Europe, a French expert on the subject reports, Gaston Ramon, director of the Internntional Office of Epizootics, said the latest reports of outbreaks came from Czechoslovagia and Poland. The epidemic started, Ramon explained, in . Northern Germany in September, 1950. From there H spread into Denmark, Holland Belgium, Franco, Italy, Yugoslavia and Greece. Some cases reported in Englanc might have been caused by birds carrying the virus across the English Channel, Ramon said There also were some outbreaks of the disease Jn South America and Canada, but there can be no positive proof that the disease was carried there from Europe. "Foot and mouth disease break? out at various places from time to time, but the present epidemic is the greatest since the scourge of 1949," Ramon said. He reported that "at the end of February, 1951, Ihe diso^c hnrl struck 612 farms. It had spread to 5 1 ,300 fa rms by November 1 5, 1951, when it hit its peak in Germany. "Belgium had 161 farms infected on Decembef 31, 1950, and close to 30,000 farms on December 31, 1951. Holland had 15,000 farms infected in November, 1951. Denmark in December, 1951, reported infections from S,000. In France 30 departments were infected on December 31, 1951, and 82 depart- metns by March, 1952." The latest new cases in Europe were reported from Poland in February. Meanwhile, the epidemic is dying out in the countries first affected, House Slashes Spending Measure, Votes Holiday Washington - Iff) - Many House members headed home today for a 12-day Easter recess, eager to .ell constituents how they cut more han six billion dollars from Presi- Trumon,Who Lives In State Of Crisis As U.S. President, Tired As He Faces Steel Situation Recently 1 met him again, and dent Truman's appropriation re- find that he is married -- but to another girl. He Is not faithful to his wife anyway. We renewed our acquaintance last week, and he quests. After from the bill and cutting defence spending slashing $4,713,845,218 $50,900,000,000 military asked me for a date. What I want ncxt ,, a toto , ,,, to know js can a man still think uu~ TJ !,,*. ,_..j of another girl while he is in love with his wife? Answer: For shame! Have you so little respect for yourself that you're to be just another one of this abominable creature's conquests? Haven't you, in 18 years, acquired some vestige of self-respect? A man who, at 23, not only has had two wives, hut has also managed to acquire a reputation for infidelity, isn't worth a decent girl's "hello." Unless you want a ruined name, stop seeing him at once, and forget about him altogether! billion, take an Easter holiday. After today's no-business session, the House will have no business meetings until April 22. The Senate has no definite holiday plans, but there's an understanding that no business will be transacted until next Wednesday. Rice paper, so named because it is mistakenly supposed to be made from rice, is actually made from the pith of a small tree. Washington-Wi-It's no wonder if President Truman looked tired when he addressed the nation on TV this week. The steel dispute is just one more crisis in his seven White House years. His critics may argue that many of his crises could have been avoided if he had anticipated them and acted, sooner, although criticism always has the benefit of hindsight. But the fact remains that since 1945, at home and abroad, he's been a man with a hose, running around trying to put out three-alarm fires, even within his own official family. He aeteti in the steel dispute, seizing the mills, just a few days' after Defense Mobilizer Charles E.I Wilson quit. This was followed by | lis firing of Atty. Gen. J. Howard: McGrath, who had found it necessary to sack Ncwbold Morris. I Before that the/ president had to i move in, over IVicGralh's head, and cision to take America Into it, wÂ»i the most drastic of all and he's still being lashed for the way. he's carried it out. Now that he's 68 and accumulated crises of these seven years must be a little trying, even for his sturdy body, which Is why he must have written in his diary: "What a life." Maybe because he wanted to prolong it a hit he decided not to look for another four years in the same place. Educators Oppose Public Support Of Religious Schools Boslon-f^-The American As- bouncc an assistant attorney gen- socialion of School Administrators cral, T. I.amar Caudle, in the yesterday opposed the use of ptlb- midst of the scandals that were lie money to finance religious popping all over Washington. j schools. The 5,000 school administrators and educators passed a resolution in which they said: "We respect the rights of groups,' including religious denominations, to maintain their own schools so long as such schools meet the educational, health, a n d safety standards'defined by the states in which they are located. We be- Heve that these schools should be financed entirely by their own supporters, We therefore oppose all efforts to devote public funds to support these schools either directly nr indirectly." Among the "0 other resolutions which have now become officm 1 policy for the AASA were: The barring of memlwis of the Communist party from employment In the fic.hooh; A declaration lh;it continued prnfcsjionuh/ation of the school superintcndency is essential to improvement of t h e public schools; ; equal That teachers shorn! havp a min- j ~~ Â· ' ~~ Imiim of fnur vrnrs_nf colego Arfvrrtiie In the TTMKH--II par* ;.-JB# preparation to teach in public* _ _ " school*; That there be federal aid tof public schools In which local, stall and federal governments ihare responsibility. And before Caudle there was Ihe most sensational .firing of all-Gen. Douglas MncArthur--which had been preceded by the dismissal of Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson. In an official family crisis between Henry Wallace, secretary of commerce, 'and .lames F. Byrnes, secretary of state, Thuman sacked Wallace. Few Peaceful Timen There have been few peaceful weeks or even days for Truman. When he went on a Florida vaca; lion last winter the smell of corruption in his administration drove him back to Washington. And his most recent Florida trip was ruined by the steel dispute. The problem of government corruption--plastering n\ud on the RFC. the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Bureau and the whole administration--has been a lingering and widening sore for him. He had to buck the uproar, now subsided a bit, about Communists in government, knowing the continued congressional attacks in that direction were bound to weaken the faith of a lot of people in their government and him. Often Frustrated In Congress he has been frustrated right and left, especially in DTMn'iÂ«ivÂ«iiÂ»pp7r.!ie(frnmthTMK)i.roir,. Hnmnctir a f f a i r s whprp his admin- 'orti-hÂ«IPthÂ«lRniilwofkldnÂ«rtubÂ«Â»ndf!l. domestic anairs wnere ms aamii uii Â«Â«ihout wÂ«iu. 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