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16 Palm Beach Post, Wed., November 13, 1968 rw Losers' Lives Longer r f m -t All i Lambswool Cardigans L esteeSlflt inShirtShif New "Apache" Shirts 3 Stirrup Slacks in 5 zippy coors, stretch-fill Reg. 3.97 70' rayon, 30 nylon s-t-r-e-t-c-h Self stirrups, French waist; 10-18 Navy, blue, pink, mint or maize 333 By JERRY KLEIN NEW YORK (NANA) Now that he has lost, Hubert Humphrey may take solace In the scientific fact that the loser lives on to a riper old age than the man who goes on to the White House! Statistics show that candidates who lose their bids for Chief Executive enjoy a mortality rate about 30 per cent lower than that expected, according to insurance company figures. On the other hand, these same actuarial tables show that the lucky (?) men we do elect President suffer a mortality rate about 30 per cent higher than should be normally expected. When one of the nation's largest Insurance companies (Massachusetts Mutual Life) decided to examine the longevity of presidential winners versus losers, It discovered that there is a dramatic difference. Leaving out the assassinated presidents McKinley and Kennedy, It compared the life expectancies at inauguration time of our 20th century presidents with the actual length of time they did live after entering the White House. Interestingly, the presidents were found to live about nine years less than they were expected to live normally. (Our two surviving ex-presidents, Truman and Eisenhower, will change that figure slightly.) Based on the population tables, Nixon at 55 has a continued life expectancy of about 20 years. At 57, Humphrey should be able to look forward to about 19 years. But it seems that the winning candidate is expected to lose several years of life expectancy In the White House. " Why should this be? Insurance experts say that the greater mortality of our presidents may simply be due to the crushing pressures of leading the country In Its highest office. The Presidency was not always a killing job, apparently, but something that has developed in our more recent history In an increasingly troubled and difficult world. The presidents we elected before the Civil War, for example, actually lived longer than average. This may have been due to their having enjoyed better medical care than the majority of people in those times. In days when the average man lived less than 45 years, Thomas Jefferson lived to be 83, James Madison was 85 and John Adams heid on until 90! 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Of course, despite the increased mortality rate that comes with being elected President, the President-elect Is not likely to die while In office. Indeed, the odds are almost 20-to-l that he will live out his term as Chief Executive. Still, the Presidency takes its toll on a man's energies. So, long live the loser! Cats Pose Probl em PARIS (NANA) Rounding up a small battalion of Riviera cats is posing a knotty problem for the executors of the late Count Maurice dc Bend-em. When the wealthy Count of the Holy See died, he left instructions that all pe.ts at his Cap Martin sanctuary should be moved to his Biarritz estate. At the last count there were three donkeys, a monkey and of course the cats well over 100, excluding kittens. Struggling with the feline situation is writer Dan Lees, who Is currently living at the Cap Martin villa. "As fast as we catch 'em, others appear from the Dusn plus kittens," he says. 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