Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on February 12, 1976 · Page 2
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Tucson, Arizona
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Thursday, February 12, 1976
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PAGE 2 TUCSON D A I L Y C I T I Z E N Freeze growth ofUA? Biographer claims Cabin origin embarrassed f Abe 9 AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Abraham Lincoln hated to be called "Abe," was embarrassed by his log-cabin origin and asserted in campaign speeches that blacks should not be treated as well as whites, says one of his biographers. Stephen B. Gates, a University of Massachusetts historian, said the 16th president was a great man, but not the homespun folk hero imagined by most Americans. Gates has spent seven years researching Lincoln's life for a new biography. Today is the 167th anniversary of Lincoln's birth. Gates said Lincoln was glamorized after his assassination in a fanciful biography written by a law associate, William Herndon. Gates said scholars dismissed the biography years ago, but its image of Lincoln as a commoner lives on. "Contrary- to legend, Lincoln was anything but a common man," Gates said. Instead, he was an ambitious lawyer who preferred not to discuss his log-cabin childhood and who disparaged his nearly illiterate father, even refusing to attend the man's funeral. The professor said that by middle age, Lincoln was considered a wealthy man with large investments in finance and real estate. His acquaintances called him "Mr. Lincoln," Dates said. No one dared call him "Abe" to his face. "He loathed the nickname. It did not befit a respected professional w!» had struggled hard to overcome the limitations of his frontier background." Gates said another mistaken notion is that Lincoln's speechmaking consisted of simple, often humorous statements offered in deep, rich tones. In reality, he said, Lincoln had a shrill, high-pitched voice and was much more effective delivering elaborate orations than off-the- cuff quips and anecdotes. Lincoln, he said, ought to be seen as an intense, brooding man, a cautious politician who took a long time to declare publicly that slavery was wrong. The professor said Lincoln personally disliked slavery but that as a politician from Southern-oriented Illinois, he kept those views to himself for years. When campaign opponent Stephen Douglas accused him of favoring racial intermarriage, Lincoln emphatically denied he believed in social equality for blacks but was only trying to defend their rights to life, liberty and a fair livelihood. Gates acknowledged there was one part of the Lincoln legend that stands up -- his reputation for honesty. Even Lincoln's enemies conceded he was incorruptible. ^ From Poge 1 ^ The committee may try to get state legislation to stop DA. She did not rule out the possibility of going to court as a last resort. |The neighborhood committee, which met last night, will hftld weekly sessions -- the next one at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at 327 N. Martin Ave. -- until city and county officials consider the resolution. The group is hoping for public hearings in April. The extent of vacant land now owned by the university is unknown. Mrs. Moore claims private foundations linked to the university are purchasing land elsewhere in the central city. She would not specify where such land might be. "I can tell you every inch of our current land is being used," countered Trimble, "especially for the parking lots that we need so badly." Former f hit man' shot dead SAN FRANCISCO (UP!) -.Joseph Barboza Baron, a onetime "hit-man" who broke the underworld's code of silence and turned informer, was killed by a shotgun blast as he left a friend's home in a quiet residential neighborhood. Barboza, 44, who legally changed his name to Baron, was a self-confessed loan shark and alleged killer of 26 persons who informed on organized crime figures in New England eight years ago. Police said Barboza was walking to his car when a blast from a shotgun was fired from a white van. News Capsules ·*- Grants wants to close up shops NEW YORK (AP) - W. T. Grant Co. has requested court permission to close the rest of its stores, but the move has been challenged on behalf of 40,000 stockholders. The company has closed 715 of its 1,034 stores and laid off about 50,000 of 65,000 employes in an effort to cut expenses. The remaining 359 stores, concentrated in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions have been operating under a provision of federal bankruptcy law that protects the firm from lawsuits while it attempts to reorganize. Red dye ban appealed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief Justice Warren E. Burger was asked today to permit marketing of the controversial food, drug and cosmetic Red Dye No. 2 while a government ban against it is contested in a lower court. The Certified Color Manufacturers Association, two companies which manufacture the dye and a food processing firm which uses it asked Burger to stay the regulation pending a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals. The ban on the dye went into effect today. Judges 9 suit may be fought WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Government sources today said they expect to ask the Court of Claims to dismiss a lawsuit filed by 44 federal court judges who say they are constitutionally entitled to a pay raise. The judges said inflation has eaten away 34.5 per cent of their earning power and cited a constitutional provision that Congress shall not "diminish" a judge's pay during his tenure in office. Washington's birth celebration Monday The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail to homes or businesses on Monday, the day the federal government celebrates George Washington's birthday. Special-delivery services will be avalable in some areas. Pima County and City of Tucson offices will be closed on Monday also, to observe the birthday of the nation's first president. State Vehicle Emission Control Inspection stations, which were closed today along with all other state offices in observance of Abraham Lin- coln's birthday, will be open on Monday in Tucson and Ajo. Inspection stations are located in Tucson at 1402 E. Benson Highway, 755 W. Grant Road and 8125 E. 22nd St. The station in Ajo is located at 2020 N. Ajo-Gila Bend Highway. The inspection stations will remain open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through the end of this month. Washington's birthday also will delay pickups by city garbage crews. Trash pickups normally made on Monday and Tuesday will be a day late. Thursday and Friday collections will not be affected. TUCSON DAILY CITI/EN MEMBERSHIP OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is entitled excjj- sivelv lo Ihe use (or renublicatlon of all local news printed in this newspaper as well as all AP news dispatches. MEMBER OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES Home-Delivery in Metropolitan Tucson' Bv Carrier: 75c weekly. $3?.00 yearly Bv Auto Route: 13.25 monthly V39 00 yearly. Home-Delivery Outside Metropolitan Tucson: 75c weekly. 53.25 monthly. 539.00 yearly Mail Rate-, Payable rn Advance: ARIZONA 53.90 monthly. W4.80 yearly. OUTSIDE ARIZONA (Including Canada Mexico] »5.1u monthly. Ml.JO yearly. Second Class Postage Paid at Tucson. Arizona. Published Dally except Sunday by the 1 CITIZEN PUBLISHING COMPANY 4850 S. Park Aye. 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