Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 22, 1969 · Page 15
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 15

Greeley, Colorado
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Wednesday, October 22, 1969
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PHJC 16 GREEI.EY TRIBUNE Wed., Oct. 22, 1969 Are Leaders Actions Affected By Sickness While in Office? By ALFRED FRIENDLY Th« Washington Post LONDON - Jn the last years, six of America's to presidents and 11 of Britain 13 prime ministers have suffc ed more or less incapacitalii: illness -- some ot them at crui ial limes in their nations' his ories, according to a medici slndy published here. In a book titled "The Pall ology ot Leadersliip," Dr. Hug L'Elang, physician and mcdici historian, presents a frequent] terrifying case for a link be tween the physical and menta handicaps of lop officials an statesmen, in the grip of dis abling and debilitating illness es, and "impairment of perfor mance, judgment and powers decision." In only a few cases -- llios of Woodrow Wilson, Winsto Churclihill and Anthony Ede are the most notable -- doe Dr. L'Elang make a close It iron-clad connection between th statesman's sickness and his in ability to function as a wisi leader. But he raises a large question in scores of other cas es on whether Ihe official's sickness while in office did nol gravely and adversely affect his political decisions and aclions Dr. L'Etang docs not, however, offer any pointed remedies for avoiding the problem. He warns that tile personal physicians of the leaders themselves cannot prescribe when their highly placed patients should step down. .He argues that Wilson's fearful illness, apparent lo his intimates in early 1918 and rendering him practically incom- petent for the lasl two years in office, must have played large part In his failure lo ob tain the postwar goals he cher ishcd. Yet, asks L'Elang, "What doc lor would care to decide wheth er the crippled Woodrow Wilson was any less effective than hi inept vice president?; A mai whoso place in history is en sured by his statement,' Wha Ibis country needs is a good 5-cenl cigar." On the other hand, L'Etang quotes and presumably endors es James Koosevelt's recollect ion of FDR's fourth term nom nation: "I have never been reconcilec 0 the fact that father's phys dans did not flally forbid him to run." Reciling the medical history he author shows that by 1944 loosevelt's ailments were niani estly disqualifying. The difficulty with Ihe prob em of sickness in high office he physician concludes, is tha ly the age of 50, or the lime 1 coming to leadership, "1 vould be difficult to find any- crson. . .who is free from some hysical or mental imperfection .furthermore even more narked abnormalities do nol ecessarily preclude intense nental and physical effort over long period." The author feels that Churchill's embarrassingly evident in- ipacily from 1952 to his deal in 1!)55, and President Eis- nhower's heart attack and in- slinal operalion, fortunately d not come at critical times hen vital decisions were re- lircd. But lie makes a case that th ferocious ailments of Anthon Eden in 195G had much to \yith the palpably bad dec sions that led to, and continue throughout, the Suez fiasco. L'Etang also raises the que tion -- although tentatively -whether the steroids (main cortisone) administered to Pre ident Kennedy for his adren deficiency did not produce pe iods of euphoria associated wif such medication. Referring '· unexplained "inconsistencies jchavior," the author intimate that the bad judgment and lea irshlp of the Bay of Pigs pe od, the brilliant behavior durin :he Cuban Missile Crisis ah :he decision to go to a ragin lostile Dallas in Novembe 1963, could have been due steroids that "did more tha merely replace the adrenal d ficiency." In the Dallas dec sion, 'L'Etang sees "elemen of imprudence, overconfidenc and unfounded optimism." Strikingly, the book demon strates thai there was sever early iflness in most of th several score statesmen an nilitary leaders discussed, Ion efore they rose to positions o ligh responsibility. The most staggering cxamp] if illness in office .describe n the book concerns "the in ·alids who worked with Roose yell." Among them: Louis Machcnry Howe, so ncapacilated that as early a 929 he could not climb a fligh f stairs. Thomas J. Walsh, attorney eneral-designale, who died o heart attack before he coul e sworn in. Gromyko Clear on Vietnam; Less Categorical on Mid East By HENRY OWEN Special to The Washington Post Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's recent speech to the U.N. provides a good occasion for reviewing the nature and limits of the U.S.-Soviel relation. It calls into question hopes lhat the Soviets will change policies in Vietnam or their the Middle East, in order lo cooperate with Ihe United £\;\{cs in bringing peace lo these areas. Gromyko's stance on Vietnam was clear. On the Middle East, he was less categorical, bul his refusal to consider limiting arms supplies to the Arab countries at this time raises al least some doubt as lo whether the Soviets would be willing to apply the kinds of arm-twisting required (o bring Arab governments to accept a compromise sctlle- meni, if one could be devised. U.S. Reactions There will be two kinds of reactions in the United Slates. Some will argue lhat this Soviel stance simply underlines Ihe need for a more effcclive approach lo the Soviets -- more stick or carrot, as Ihe case may be,-- to persuade them to co- pperale. Others will suggest thai il underlines the need for approaches lo problems in (he Middle East and Vietnam which Gromyko said, bul also of why he may have said It, should eigi help us to appraise these com peting views. In Vietnam, his remarks suggest that the Sovie Union believes itself to be on '.he winning side and is in no lurry lo surrender advantages which derive from this fact. In :he Middle East, the Soviets nay also believe that the side hey are helping will, in the lonj run, achieve dominant influence n the area -- if only because ol ;reatcr Arab numbers. Even to nore imaginative and far-sighted Soviet leaders, the case for applying abrasive pressure on heir allies, in order to change do not depend on U.S.-Soviet agreement. These contrasting views reflect two strands of thought which have shaped U.S. foreign policy since 1945: The tendency fo see Soviet machinations behind most of (lie world's problems, and U.S.-Soviet agreement (or conflict) as Ihe cure for same; and the view lhat mosl of these problems have been ex ploited, rather than created, by the U.S.S.R. and that the main need for the U.S. is to address the problems directly. An analysis not only of whai Fresh Hearing Aid Batteries Gilbert Rexall Stores. -Adv Will re-do other people's mistake!. Tell him what you need. C R O S S STUDIO AND CAMERAS current Irends in these two areas, might not seem very con- ·hieing; to the present conser- ative leadership, that case is evidently invisible. China Problem Nor is there anything in Gromyko's speech or conduct to suggest that the Soviets are so overpowered by enthusiasm for early arms control agreements is lo be willing to change their mlicies in eilhcr Vietnam or he Middle East (o secure a package deal that would include arms agreements. They may be ircpared to negotiate reductions n strategic armaments on Ihe merits of the case, but dial's aboul as far as Ihey seem likely lo go. Of course, Ihe Soviets are worried about China. But lo expecl :his worry to drive them lo surrender perceived advantages in bird areas is to misread their pasl conducl and likely presenl :hinking. Al the low poinl ol their fortunes in lale 1940. fhreatened in (he casl by Japan and in the west by the victorious Wehrmacht, the Soviets de manded spheres of influence in the very European areas Ilia Hitler so clearly coveled, ant senl Molotov to Berlin to lei so. The present Soviel leaders probably do nol believe lhat the United Slates would join cither side in a Soviel-Chincse war; they might not pay mucli for an American neutrality thai Ihey expect to oblain in anj event Reduce Involvement Discussions aboul the Middle East, even if Ihey do nol leac to general settlement, can reduce the chances of U.S. anc Soviel involvement in the Arab- Israeli conflict Continuing contact between Ihe two nuclear lupcr-powcrs is essential; the J.S.-Soviet negotiations are not ligli priority. Arms control talks can be of great importance, in slowing down (lie arms race by reciprocal aclion, whether or not formal agreements are |achieved. None of this is to suggest that relationship between Ihem is of unique importance. To say this, however, is different from saying that this relationship can e translated into solutions of 814 16th St. 353-6617 Green Gold Beige CARPET At Only per fq. yd CARPET MART 1621 9th St. 353-0880 America's most pressing for jn-policy problems. In neither Vietnam nor the Middle Eas can the.U.S. shelter itself from these problems, by hoping tha the Soviets will come to the res cue. In Dickens' "David Copper field," Mr. Micawber met his difficulties by hoping tha "something will turn up..." Over the years, a fair number ,o Americans have tried to exer cise tough foreign policy problems by hoping that they would eventually be disposed of in some over-arching U.S.-Sovie detente or agreement. Avoid Ail-Out War This hope never had much substance in Europe, where the bviets' number one priority las clearly been holding on to Sastern Europe, rather than mrsuing imaginative schemes "or mutual troop withdrawal and European reconciliation. In he developing world, the Soviets share an interest with the U..S. in avoiding all-out war, bu his is probably not enough to move them to the kinds of pres- ;ure (cutting off arms shipments) which would weaken llieir ties with countries in these areas. Gromyko's speech doesn't prove all this; it merely itrenglhens the view that the U.S. should not allow hopes .ol an early agreement with the Soviets to divert it from addressing ils problems.hi key areas more direclly. In Vietnam, this means moving ahead. steadily with troop reductions -- geared to a determination that Ihe South Vietnamese should assume more responsibility, rather than to the other side's actions at. Paris or on the batllefied. In the Middle East, it means trying lo reduce Ihe risk and costs for fhe United Slates of Continued Arab- Israeli hostility -- by providing Israel with the conventional arms needed to deter full-scale Arab altack; by making this aid explicitly ' conditional on Israel not going nuclear; by trying lo meet any humanitarian needs (notably among'refugees) which can be addressed in the absence of a settlemenl; and by making clear America's continuing opposition to Israeli territorial profiteering -- if only because of the impact of this issue on how other countries view the United States. These may not be the bcsl answers, but the U.S. won't find jetter ones by looking to M cow. Prison FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) Kentucky is building a correc- ional facility for first offenders n a former Eastern Kentucky Job Corps camp which has been :loscd. About 100 prisoners willi )e selected at first. Secretary of the Treasury William II. Woodin, who died a pear after taking office. Secretary of War George H. Dern, who died in office in August, 193E. Secretary of the Nacy Claude A. Swanson, hospitalized even before Roosevelt took office, near death ever since and, although he had to be escorted in out of the cabinet meetings, urging war with Japan in 1937 over the:sinking^· of the Panay. Nearly- speechless, later, he .died in office, in 1939.' Finally, and ' t h e ' most dreadfully ill. of all, .Presidential Adviser Harry Hopkins, a description of whose ailments covers six pages. L'Etang feels FDR's and Churchill's; sicknesses had already, impaired their abilities and judgments by the time of the Yalta Conference, which he feels was a disaster--a conclu- iioh. that a diplomatic historian might not agree with. Some of the. book's findings about dictators: .Mussolini was beset by degenerate diseases as early as the Munich crisis, probably had syphillis, and infested, by worms, expelled the largest worm his physician had ever seen, "a real hypertrphic fascist ascaris." Hitler, showing pronounced symptoms of what looked lik Parkinson's disease, probably suffered instead from a fornro sleeping sickness, the viruse persisting, in his system. It i probable that the belladona he. eceived to alleviate the mus ,:ular rigidity, of the Parkinson an syndrome had side effects jf conclusion and hallucinations Thus, writes t'Etang,' "The.phy ician may find that the drug lat relieves the main symptom if his patient may have an ad erse reaction on comprehen ion, judgment and decision"-o small matter for a man ivhose decisions can rock thi r orld. IHOTIOn OP FILING OF AI' "K-IOATIOIV FOR OF Pleau. take notice that BBNE 'IClAt FINAKCB CO. OP GRBBLET has applied to th tats Bank Commissioner ot thi late of Colorado for a llccnsi o .nnnrnRn in th« bualncas o laKInsr loann oC money ove 1,500.00. pursuant to Cbapter 73 irtlcl* 2. Colorado Statutes An otatert 1963, as amended. Suld uainosji Is ))roposed. to be con ucted at 808 8th Avenue. Gree ey. Colorado. Protest may be nado by any person to tin SSUlnff ot such license by f!l- TIK aamo In wrltlny with the tate Bank Commissioner within even (7) days after the date f last publication ot this notice s Indicated below. HARRT BLOOM State Bank Commissioner Htate of Colorado he Greelny Dally Trlbun* ctober 16. 22, 33. I9fi9 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Case No. P-1187G Estate of PETER SCHNORR, ecnnaed. All persons having- claims gainst the above named estate re required to file them for nl- wance In the District Court f "Weld County. Colorado, on or efore tho I3th day of April, 1969 r Raid, claims nil all be forever arred. Henry Schnorr tixeuutor he RreHey Daily Tribune ctober «, 16, 22, 29, 1369 WOTJOM TO'cnnniTons Case No. 11464 Estate of JAMES JACOBSON Jeceaeed, All persons . havJnff claims grainst the above named estate re required, to file them for llpw.ance .In.-th« .District. Court f Weld County, Colorado, on or ofore th« -80th' day- 'of April 970. or nald claims shall he for- ver barred. Dorofhy Ellen Cralur Executrix .'aldo and Waldo, Attorney! he Greeley Daily Tribune ctoher 22. 29, Nov. B. 12, 196J NOTICB TO CREDITORS · · Case No. P-114B3 K f t t a t e - o f QPIE L; COG BURN, eoeased. ·All persons liavinfc claims Ainst the above-named estate ·e required to file .them *or Iowa lice in the District Courl ' Weld County, Colorado, on or efore the 27th day of April, 970, or said claims shall be for- ver harrecl. THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OP GREELEY, COLORADO By Rus»ell.K. Hanoy Aas't Trust Officer, Executor OUTHARD AND SOUTHARD ttorneys hei. Greoley Dally Tribune Ctobor 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19B9 OTICK OF PILING OF 1 AP- ItlCATIOK FOR ISSUANCE! OF ICIONSE TO I.OAN MONEY 1\ AMOUNTS OVER *l,fiOO.OO O ALL THIS PEOPLE OF TAT-K Ol'' COLORADO: Please take notice that SEA- OARD FINANCE COMPANY OF REELEV of 822 l l t h Avenue, roeluy, Colorado 80631. has np- liert to tho State Hank Com- .isslonnr of the State of Colo- uio for a license to ongjiKO In in business' of · making* loans of oney over $1,600.00. pursuant j Chapter 73, Article 2, Colo- ado Statutes Annotated 1963, as mended. Said business Is pro- ised to be conducted at 822 th Avenue, Greeley. Colorado, rotest may be made by any erson to lh« Issuing of such ?onse by f i l i n g same in ·writ- K with the Slate Bank Com- iasioner within seven (7) days ter the date of last puhlica- m of this nolle* as Indicated low. HARRT BLOOM State Bank Commissioner Stat« of Colorado is Greeley- Daily Trlhun* ctobor IB, 22, 23, 19M TV Ailing? Call Jim Failing 352-2005 LOWEST RATES IN TOWfl! NO JOB TOO SMALL For Your Carpentry Needi CALL D A. 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