The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on March 1, 1963 · Page 5
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For Robert THE OTTAWA HERATJ) '&W Friday, March 1, 1903 ' ,*:?• EDITOR'S NOTE—Because he's the President's brother, every word, every action of Robert F. Kennedy is subject to special scrutiny. In the following exclusive inteirview with Louis G. Fa- Ms, wto{c^rs the Justice Der partment for The Associated Press, Kennedy discusses his political By LOUIS G. PANOS WASHINGTON (APJ-Robert'F. Kennedy looked ou^ the window of his chauffeur-driven limousine and said he does not plan to run for president in 1968. "Emphatically not," he said. \ In his voice was a note of plain- tiveness, a plea that his answer be believed. TTiere was also the shrug of resignation from a man who, as attorney general and brother of the President, knows every word he utters for public print will be closely examined — by political opponents for campaign ammun- tion, by foreign diplomats for a hint of what the administration is really thinking, and by reporters who consider him the most valuable news source outside the White House itself. This interview, held during a ride from, a hotel speaking en- ROBERT KENNEDY gagement to his Justice Department office, was one of a recent series given by the attorney general to The Associated Press in an attempt to answer these questions: 1. Is he being groomed to assume the presidency when John F. Kennedy leaves office? 2. How true are current Washington rumors that, in preparation for a run at the presidency, he will be named secretary of state, with Dean Rusk leaving that post to become ambassador to the United Nations and Adlai E. Stevenson being eased out of the administration? 3. How does ( he define the unusual role he plays in government affairs? In brief, these are Robert Kennedy's answers: 1. The presidency: "Absolutely no. I don't even think about being president. I know that may sound funny to some people, but that's the truth." 2. Secretary of state: "Completely ridiculous and untrue." 3. His role: "I try to do the best job I can running the Department of Justice as attorney general. It's a very important job. Sure, the President gets my advice on matters outside the department, just as he does from lots of others. But he weighs it, just as he does the advice of the others, and then makes the decisions himself." Kennedy and his closely knit group of associates in the Justice Department sometimes seem impatiently mystified by any suggestion that he has any political ambition at all. "I'm out of politics," he still says, as he did shortly before he became attorney general. The recent (Esquire) magazine article by Gore Vidal—in which Robert Kennedy was tabbed as the likeliest Democratic presidential candidate in 1968 and was described as possessing "vindictiveness and a simplemindedness about human motives"—has become a subject of good-natured ribbing among the attorney general's associates. To them he is a basically shy, soft-spoken individual, informal but courteous in human relationships, often exuberantly funny, but usually solemn under the weight of heavy responsibility. Besides his unofficial role as closest confidant to the President and his official post as attorney general, he Wears more hats than any other man in the government. He is a member of the National Security Council, chairman of the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime, head of the White House Conference on Narcotics and Drug Abuse, and chairman of the President's Special Study Group on Counter-Insurgency. And if that isn't enough to keep him busy, of course, there are the weekend hikes, skating parties, and other forms of relaxation to fill the spare time of a working man with a wife, seven children and another on the way. Sunday School Lesson Even Dark Clouds Are Always Thin By ROY L. SMITH The Uniform Sunday School lesson for March 3: "WORSHIP AND WORK IN JESUS' LIFE," Mark 9:2-50. - * ». •* There is one verse in this veek's lesson, among the many hat have always fascinated me, which has for me a special mean- ng as I write this column. A young man of my acquaintance has just died after nearly 30 years of t h e most dismaying experiences of which I have ever known And he died ir triumph! Thirty -two years ago Phi' was promoter to the city desk of a very im- SMITH portant daily newspaper, and he had earned the promotion. He was as skilled a newspaper man as I have ever met among young men. Within the space of weeks following his promotion he was laid low by a disease which left htm completely helpless, unable to move hand or foot. In that condition he has lived for a third of a century. But there was something in him that refused to admit defeat. Te had been reared in a religious home, and had inherited from a devout father and mother a faith that had the power to lift him over ditches and mountains. As soon as the doctor would give him permission to do so, he became active with his typewriter. It was as if he were back at the city desk again, except for the fact that he.could not move a finger to strike a key. It became necessary, therefore, for him to dictate. Some of the young people of the community, thinking they were doing their boy scout "deed," went to see him, thinking they could "cheer him up." He met them with gay banter, unable to move a muscle, except to turn his head even so little. Two hours later those youngsters left, their sides aching from the laughter his stories-and sallies had produced. After that they went back to be cheered up by this helpless cripple. Then one day one of the older boys, tormented by a decision he could not make, went to see Phil and get his advice. That started it, and when I became acquaint ed with him, he was counselling more young people from more churches, than any preacher in the town, Youths who were sore besel grippe^ his leaden hand and promised him they would keep their chin up, and they did. His influence, wenj out even beyond the limits of his town. As • young reporter he had imbibed some of the basic principles of .salesmanship from businessmen he interviewed, and flat on his back he decided to put them to work on his own problem. He a amall mail order buii- ness. And it grew. Not because people felt sorry for him, for not one customer in a hundred knew of his condition. When he was self-supporting, he yielded to the insistence of the girl he loved, that they should "get married anyhow." Because he knew his business would provide for the two of them he consented. And for at least a quarter of a century there's has been a well-furnished home and generously stocked pantry. And still "the kids" of the town kept coming, to learn from the bed-ridden cripple, how to "get ahead." "I'm all right," he said to me, on one occasion. "Never feel sorry for me. My head and my heart are all right. It's only from my neck down that I am in trouble." And out of that terribly dense cloud (it would have been terribly dense for me, at least) I heard a voice — "I can do all things through Christ who strengtheneth me." A scientist friend of mine tells Williamsburg News 23 Enroll For Classes On "Medical Self Help" me that if the densest fog were condensed, that an ordinary glass would contain all the water there is in a fog-bank ten feet square and 200 feet long. Yet clouds have such a dreadful way of frightening us. That's because we are not prepared to hear the voices that come out from them. Apparently Jesus was aware of the presence of "the Voice" long before it spoke out of the cloud. And knowing the voice was there, he could not be frightened. No man is poor who is able to hear voices ' out of clouds, and no man is rich who sees only the fogs. Six months ago I was terribly worried about something, and to- lay I simply cannot remember what that "something" was. That means that six months from now the clouds that overhang today will all be gone. Sufficient unto the day are the clouds thereof, for they are al- vays thin. By THE SENIOR CLASS "Medical Self Help" is the name given to the civil defense class which is sponsored by the friendly Neighbors and Tequa HDU's. It is being taught by the coun- :y health nurse, Rasalie Os- Mjrn, who is assisted by Mary Mickey. There are to be five classes which will be held each Tuesday morning in the American Legion Hall. Twenty-three >eople are enrolled in the class it the present time. Although it is sponsored by the HDU, everyone is welcome to attend. Past Matrons of the Sadana Chapter met at the home of Mrs. John Van Valkenburg, Thursday. After the roll call and business meeting, refreshments were served to 14 members. Favors were given in celebration of Valentine'd Day and Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays. Mrs. W. T. Hopkins assisted in serving refreshments. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Herring spent Wednesday night with Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kerns Manhattan. They attended the Kansas University-Kansas State University ballgame. It seems that everyone is trying out President Kennedy's physical fitness program in some way. Sunday morning Barry Showalter and Dick Collins, Ottawa, started out on "an almost 20- mile' hike. They left home at 7:30 a.m. and, although they took sandwiches, oranges and candy bars, they were very hungry, and of course very tired when they reached the home of Barrys grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albeit Hart, WilUanuburg. about 2:30 in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs, Harold Showlater, Ottawa, came fpr them later in the afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gier attend-, ed the 20th anniversary of the Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa Sunday, A basket dinner was at noon. The guest speaker was Rev. Conrad Soderstrom, Springfield, Mo. The history of the church was told, and Dr. and Mrs. Stevens, Garnett, showed did* of India and the Holy Land which they had taken, on their trip around the world. Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gier were Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Linville, Cindy, Greg, and Brad, North Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Fogle spent Sunday in Manhattan visiting Mr. and Mrs. James M. Fogle and family. Mrs. J. W. Bennett, who accompanied them, stayed for a few days visit at the home of her son, Frances Bennett, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Reichard went to Ft. Chaffee, Ark., Thursday, to visit Capt. and Mrs. Leonard Sullivan, Lynda and the new grandson, Stephen Lee. They returned home Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hobbs attended the funeral of Mrs. Hobbs grandfather, L. C. Smith, at Girard, last Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Johnson had as dinner guests Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Hunt, Sheri and Ten, Paola; Mr. and Mrs. Dar rell Cearfoss, of Shawnee Mission; Mr, and Mrs. David Wilson, Chris Reekie and Lila Johnson, Emporia. The occasion was in honor of Mrs. Cearfoss, who was celebrating her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bond went to Lawrence Friday and Saturday to help Mr. and Mrs. John Peters move to their home. Mrs. Peters is a sister of Mr. Bond. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Bond and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Trout attended a jewelers show at Kansas City Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Logan, Lawrence, were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Beard. La ter in the afternoon, callers o Mr. and Mrs. Beard were Mr and Mrs. Earl Beard, Waverly; Mr. and Mrs. Neal Forbes am Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Forbes ant children Lima, Peru. Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Starosta gave a surprise birthday dinner for their daughter, Joyce, who celebrated her 16th birthday Present were Mr. and Mrs. A C. Starosta, Mrs. Nona Barrett Mrs. Vemon Bethell and Nancy Janice Starosta and Jim Lacey Mdvem Says Farm Industry Is Growing TOPEKA (AP)-Farmers should ell their success story to the whole world, a group of farm and business leaders was told Wednesday. Dr. William E. Colwell, a col- ege professor turned farmer and rancher, told the first Topeka country-city congress that fanning is a growing industry, not a dying one. "I don't consider accurate the many references to 'the farm mess'," he said. "It is not that. Khrushchev does have a farm mess. We do not." Colwell, who farms at Hay Springs, Neb. and Kit Carson County, Colorado, was one of four principal speakers. Others were Sen. Frank Carlson, R-Kan.; Dr. Willard W. Cochrane, economic advisor to Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, and Robert C. Liebenow, president of the Chicago Board of Trade. Colwell said the man in the street thinks of farming as the least unskilled cocupation and of the farmer as an economic problem. "He, and perhaps the farmer himself, have not grasped the fact that in the past 20 years productivity of the farm worker has increased more than in all recorded time prior to 1940," he said. Farmers have become businessmen overnight, he said, with a productive department outrunning sales and promotion. Central-Princeton Club Holds Chili Supper By MRS. J. C. COOK The Stitch and Chatter Club members and families attended a chili supper at Central Community Center Tuesday night. Mr. and Mrs. John Guges and Scott, formerly of Ottawa, have moved to the Bob Shoemaker home at Princeton. Sherri Gorton has the chickenpox. NOTICE Residents of Ottawa and Franklin County will be contacted to explain American Republic Tailored* LEARN THE FACTS ABOUT The Secret of Buying Hospital Insurance that PAYS On its record of paying claims—the most important way to judge any insurance company—American Republic rank* > ««_»* , -* Number One among the "Top 40" firms in its field. The fe* DOCTOR BILLS often are a big part of the m i nutes ft takes you to learn about American Republic R'Zte RU»»r£i* ™»r«r P"fccti<m may be worth hundred, * dolter* pay these bills for you in time of need. you—at a time when you may need every cent you can lay your hands on! SURGEONS' BILLS, TOO, can wreck a family budget An American Republic Flan can help pay the costs of operations. Look for the man who can explain these plans to you. Today, eight out of ten famines have some kind of hospital, surgical or medical insurance. But the need for this type of protection is greater than ever. Hospital and medical care costs have been going up nearly 1% each month since 1950. If your present policy is two years old or older, and was adequate when you bought it, the chances are good that you need more coverage right now. With over 900 companies writing individual accident and health insurance, how can you choose the company that's best for you? Experts say the best way is to ask: What is the company's record for paying claims? According to the latest available issue of the Statistical Edition and Argus Chart of the National Under* writer Company, publishers of official insurance statistics since 1897: Of the top 40 companies writing individual accident and health insurance, American Republic In* surance Company of Des Moines, Iowa, ranks FIRST in percent off premium dollars paid to policy* holders in claim benefits. American Republic policyholdera also enjoy the important benefits of TAILORED Protection. This feature makes it possible for qualified people OF ALL AGES to have up-to-date health insurance protection—and, at the same time, avoid buying coverage they may not want or need. Even if you already have nospUafr cation insurance, American Republic TAILORED Protection can start where your present coverage leaves off. And it pays fully stated benefit* in addition to any amounts you may collect from any other health intur* ance policy you may now have. American Republic Representatives} are now contacting residents of this; community to explain American Republic TAILORED Protection. On* of these representatives will call OB you soon. Watch for him. IN YOUR OWN HOME Fully-qualified, speclally>trainetf American Republic Representatives ar» pledged to show an educational and informative color film to all residents of this county. The American Republic TAILORED Protection Plans will be fully explained and will be available to aH who qualify. HOSPITAL EXPENSES have been going up at the rate of nearly 1% a month since 1950. An American Republic Plan can help pay these bills when you need money most WAKH fORm MAN WHO CARRIES JHIS CARD * * * * * HE REPRESENTS "Protection . ..The American Way" American Republic INSURANCE COMPANY LIBERTY BUILDING, DES MOINES, IOWA •Aa Mclutnw iwviM mark ol Amwicu Republic »— rrrt C*. STAFF REPRESENTATIVE DULY LICENSED AS REQUIRED BY LAW The American Republic Hospital Cf Surgical Plan DEPENDABLE PROTECTION . . . tINCI ItSt AUTHORIZED STAW REPRESENTATIVE SECRETARY AMERICAN REPUBLIC llj|S. I DCS MOINES, IOWA Kansas Division, 201 Elmwood, Topeka, Kansas

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