The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina on April 3, 1960 · Page 26
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The High Point Enterprise from High Point, North Carolina · Page 26

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I In The Heat Of Campaign, Political Name Calling Is Traditional Feature By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON (AP) could turn into the name-calling- est presidential campaign in recent history. It's too early for firm predictions, but look at the storm warnings: vocation, must a gentleman allow i vain, and takes no counsel from This himself to refer to his antagonist's anyone." private life." We still make pious pretenses of living up to this goal. Each campaign year the chairmen of the two parties sign a declaration of principles, and sometimes this Or. if you prefer a more modern example, let's turn to Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, now rated among our best presidents. Here's Wilson, when Roosevelt succeeded McKinely: "What will 1. With a Democratic Congress ; is ii ved ^ | 0 at least until tne and a Republican White House. i two shining knights go out the happen to the country-with that responsibilities become divided'^oo^ m «.,n»«Kanir «c nracMi>nf>'> and issues turn hazy. When it's] hard to debate issues, it's easy to debate personalities. 2. Democratic leaders don't like But don't despair. In spite of everything, we're getting better. As our presidents recede into history their faults tend to dis- mountebank as Here's Roosevelt's comment on Wilson in the White House: "The Tailors Get Pay Increase But there are things over which a candidate has little control. Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass). NEW YORK (AP) - A new three-year contract gives 125,400 workers in the tailored men's clothing industry a 17Vi-cent hourly pay raise. The new pact was announced Thursday at a joint meeting of the Clothing Manufacturers Assn. Workers now average $1.77 an hour. An industry spokesman said the pact probably will mean a "modest Increase" in the price of men's tailored clothing. for example, has taken the high | 0 f America and the Amalgamated road. His speeches are sprinkled:clothing Workers of America. with quotations supplied by a The pay boost is effective in covey of dihgent researchers. Con- Ju The agrccment subject t ceivably he and N.xon could wage { ion ratific8ation> ^ * vides a campaign and only issues would, imnu in hospi( ^ izat . be discussed. But Kennedy is a Catholic. Would his candidacy set off an anti-Catholic blast similar to those • ion, ilife insurance and other benefits. Hifh Point IfrttrprlM, Sundcy, April I, 19*0 7A 973 Daily Newspapers joined by leading food outlets in 666 markets in the U.S. and Canada participated in the "Better Meals Build Better Families" food campaign last September. Food industry leaders have voted to repeat the promotion this year. ly in private. After eight years of t . ~ uy speaking gently about President iem P° rarie s- Eisenhower, in deference to his worst president by all odds since that haw disfigured campaigns of Buchanan, with the possible ex- " " ception of Andrew Johnson." Presidential campaigns are waged on many levels. Often the noble candidate walks the high road, while some of his followers We forget that this is a melt- sneak a , be j OWi ninging mud ~.~ ........ ................... .. Immense popularity, the Demo- ! «« . P>»ce of ideas as well as of! as , hey go cratic urge to let go must be im-jaationalities. Sometimes these: mense |ideas need the fiercest heat be-! 3. Much has been said about the new Nixon vs. the old Nixon. Certainly if he hopes to attract many Democratic voters—and he needs a large chunk if he's to be elected—he has to be careful not to offend them. But only the historical fact concerns us here: When pushed into a political corner, Dick Nixon can be a very tough man. 'ore a national policy can be ham-j mered into shape. To those who did the hammering, the opponents appeared different from what we see today. Of our founding fathers, few are held in greater esteem than John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Yet here Thj was par ti c ularly true of our F should be past. Three samples enough: Andrew Jackson was called a wife stealer who had a prostitute for a mother and a mulatto for a father. Henry Clay "spends his days the past? Nobody knows the answer to; that one. Yet all would agree thatj we've come a long way since 1856; when a young, upstart party, j which called itself Republican,; nominated John Charles Fremont: as its first presidential candidate. [ The charge was made that Fremont was secretly a member of the Roman Catholic Church. William H. Seward sourly noted that Fremont was "nearly convicted of being a Catholic." Yet not one of 40 Catholic journals published in 1856 supported him. at the" gaming tables andj Which is hardly surprising. his" nights in a brothel." A voteiDespite all the talk, Fremont was Opinion I for Coolidge was "a vote for the Jan Episcopalian. is President Adams' JKlan." But Fremont was " nlucK y in And Jefferson's opinion of Adams: "Distrustful, excessively Uk'e' Nixon." hekhis: tha the first GOP presiden- says. "vou better be able to mix it blow'for blow." tial candidate should be accused of being soft on communism. LAY-AWAY NOW! iopinion of Vice President Jeffer-l The tone of the campaign, of every way. 4. The opening shots indicate;son: "It is evidence of a mind, 1 course, depends largely on the ; One cartoon showed him sa>heavy firing. They came at a-soured, yet seeking for popularity,: candidate. j ' n § : " The * qua . dius ,', on Democratic meeting here in Jan- and eaten to a honeycomb with! Sen. Humphrey, for example, property is what i m lor. uary, the kickoff of the campaign, ambition, yet weak, confused, un- has promised a fight. j Few political ironiesjan maii-n Nearly every speaker roughed up informed and ignorant." iNixcn, and such terms as "juvenile delinquent" and "Sir Richard the Nimble" were tossed about. Cheered The biggest cheers were for Sens. Hubert H. Humphrey CD- Minn) and Stuart Symington (D- j Mo). They're the two who swung j hardest at Nixon. ) Indeed, the punches at Nixon have been so frequent that some; Democrats are worrying about a; reverse reaction. They fear Nixon i will be made a martyr. j 5. Republicans are handicapped j —if that's the right word—in their i name-cadling because they must; scatter their epithets among so' many candidates. But whoever' wins the Democratic nomination is sure to be branded a free-wheel- i ing spender who can't be trusted with the taxpayers' money, a re-1 frain that runs through almost: every GOP speech. j Naturally no one—and especial-] ly the politician—ever endorses; name-calling. j Cicero, the Roman politican, i gave us the ideal when he said! some 2,000 years ago: "In political | matters if gentlemen take differ-1 ent sides, there can be no heat of. controversy between them, how-; ever burning the question; they! are well-bred men first and al-l ways, politicians and opponents; second. And never, under any pro- Veterans Benefits To Change WASHINGTON (AP)-It is de-j cision time for about IVz million | veterans and widows and children j of deceased veterans who are re- j ceiving pensions from the Veter-: ans Administration. . They have a choice between continuing to receive benefits under! the present system of fiat pay-i ments or shifting to a new system | that bases benefits on financial • need of recipients. . A law approved last year byi Congress, which is effective July: 1, provides higher payments for; eligible persons with low incomes: and lower payments to those with higher incomes. ! No one has to shift Jo the new j system, but once the change is made a beneficiary cannot go back to the old basis. There is no deadline within! which the choice must be made, but if a beneficiary after study. feels the new system is best the change should be effecte'. promptly so the increased payment will! become effective July 1. Persons coming on the rolls aft-' er July 1 will be under the new system. The VA says it has informed each beneficiary of the details of the new law. It has also provided the necessary cards to be be used to effect a change, and is prepared to assist those on the rolls i in reaching the decision that isj best for them. j Representatives Accredited representatives of national veterans organizations have been given special courses so that they also may assist beneficiaries in reaching their decisions. And in many states, official state agencies which handle veterans affairs also are ready to help. A VA spokesman says there is no need for any beneficiary to consult an attorney. But if he does, the legal fee generally should not exceed $10 under existing regulations and law. The big problem for recipients Involves estimating their probable income in future years. A person with low income now could qualify for • larger pension under the new system, but an income increase in the future could result In a lower pension than now being received. The changes effective July 1 alto make it possible for nn estimated 277,000 additional persons to qualify for pensions who could Mt do so previously. OPEN Wonderful New World . .. Voice up and READ! USE YOUR HIGH POINT LIBRARY: NO FUSS NYION! EASY-CARE COTTON! STYLES ASTE and so ycung, you'll be glad she's a little girl. Delight her heart with frills, ruffles, tucks ... to say nothing of fabulous petticoat propped fashions, pinafores, even a convertible dress fashion. Delight yourself with the wonderful fabrics that spell less work for you. Nylons are hand washable, skip the ironing. Cottons pop into the machine, touch up ironing at most. In colon that will rival the eggs in her Easter basket. Pick several at Penney's always value-packed prices. TODDLER SIZES 2* - 5 95 SHOP PENNEY'S ... you'll lire better, you'll tavt! Be Smart SHOP DOWNTOWN BUY NOW FOR EASTER! USE PENNEY'S EASY PAY LAY-AWAY! FABRIC HAND LOOMED coltun in deep tone authentic Indian plaids. 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