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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, AUGUSTS, 1956 Editorial More Security Is JVfais lint Not without regret on his nn-n pan, President j Eisenhower has signed the new social security bill, i It moves two steps further in a dirccticn that; must lieed give us pause to think. ! For women it lops off three rears of the waiting period before they arc eligible for retirement: pension*. Now widows can get full benefits at ^2 years of age instead of fi1. Working women and •Wives of retired workers tan get reduced benefits at 62 if they don't want to wait for full pay- ; ments at 65. ; President tisenho-nrr wanted these features in *he bill understandably, to face up to several casilv recognized needs, though they will give the cost: of the whole program to the country another; shove upward. They are part of the added expense; which reflected iu a quarter per cent raise in the! social security withholding tax on both employes' and employers. j ' ' Another part of the need to raise the tax is • plumped into our laps by the program setting upi federal payments for disabled workers SO or ove-. This feature the President did not want. Democrats shoved it into the bill. ! From the viewpoint of many individuals these are pleasing features, once the money begins roll- 1 ing in. They aren't so pleasing during the period when the money rolls out. It would- Side Glances »M c.IIIIR tirn to see an impartial study showing how well tltc program will be paying for itself as increasing longevity backed up by the swelling number ol j now middle-aged men 'and women pass their retire- ! mcnt age and go on social security. ! The" sight of a gradually narrowing age of j usefulness must be a sobering thought to all of us. ' A; tlic bottom of ilif squfers on the mefullv: employed field is need for constantly increasing preparation in .ill arc.is. Mechanization is even in- ; vailing tlio fields of the uneducated wage-earner now. threjteninj: t<> require more and more prep- j .Motion for liis work. Added to that is the period: of militarv service every \ounp m.m mint y.a \ through culier before he can be free to further his cdtu-alion in tollcpe, or take a permanent job. At the other end. of course, is the advancing ,ie,c area. Many employers, themselves, a recent .survey bv Wall Street journal shows, are dropping the top a .re limits at which tl-.ev will hire new men. Thus many middle-aged men have difficulty obtaining employment. The main prcsmrc, however, coou-s from the retirement plan. Recogni/.cd as the, conventional retirement age now is <?'. With| women's retirement limit dropping to 62, however, men's is bound to follow suit. Aid 10 disabled after 50 is -a humane sounding program. Hut it edges dangerously away from age as- 3 criterion for pensioning and veers closer to medical criteria—a slow approach to socialized medicine since it's likely mciiics will be called upon to judge the validity of disablement claims. The die is cast now, however. It would be unheard of to hack away from a program signed into .law. '!'!"• liMwli-m-y U in i>n farther frnm the l advance in i he future. \\ e can but watch closely to sec that this vast pool ol new money to be circulated into public hands through an evergrowing professional bureaucracy is administered with a minimum of abuse. It will take an alert press and a snv>rt body politic 10 do that. Two Looks Ahead on dark Bridge Alton's bridge question comes closer to » cli-j muree, and our citizens as well should bestir theni- m;t x f ! selves to consider what to do next. The City Court's action now is approaching If toll collections win out, toll payers will the point of decision on whether to make penna-j Iwvc little patience unlei,s some progress toward . - . ...-:-! ' I , 1 I - nent the injunction th.it enables continuation ol tolls. . The Missouri Highway Commission's counsel has announced definitely it intends to file a petition with the United States Supreme Court asking for a halt to the tolls. A consummation of the question will be welcome, whichever way it leans. Of course the U. S. Supreme Court will have 'the final <=ay as to whether the City Court's receiver can continue toll collection. Whichever way the final legal decision leans, the city, the Greater Alton Association of Corn- using the money on useful and needed improvements to the Clark bridge becomes noticeable. If Missouri vMns out with ir.s demand for discontinuation of, the tolls, and gets final title to operation of the bridge, we may well be hamstrung trafficwise unless we . begin immediate plans for a solution. The community may even be forced to go on its knees to the Missouri Highway Commission, getting the best help possible from the Illinois Division of Highways, with a request for.needed improvements on the bridge as traffic problems crystallize here. St. Anthony's Gift Brings Joy , The community should rejoice with Sisters of the St. Anthony's Hospital over the latest gift made to that institution., The Sessel family has joined in giving the hospital, funds with which to finance complete new equipment for its laboratory. St. Anthony's for long has been beloved among those •who have been long ill and needed steady care, or the families of such people, for the loving devotion and extreme thoughtfulncss provided for them by the Sisters. * Such conduct has built an abiding faith among these people in the institution's ability to stretch to its ultimate of benefit anything thus given. Another example is seen in the hospital's announcement that a new oxygen piping system now has been installed throughout the huilding with the contribution made recently by the-Ford Foundation. Pleasant News: Low Fire Loss ' » Alton achieved an excellent record, during! of only 24 alarms—less than one a day—speaks July, when total fire losses were only $350, with 24 alarms. This was a 16 per cent drop from last year's Tow July total of $425. A nod of thanks must be given to the weather man. July was "wet." Because of the heavy rainfall the danger of grass fires was reduced, since the grass in yards and larger tracts hadn't dried up. But a word of commendation is due the public, too. That the month should have had a total well for our people, since this number included automobile fires and smoking electrical equipment. Few of the alarms could be attributed to actual carelessness on the part of the public. Also to be commended are Chief Lewis and his men for their work of inspection and fire prevention. T.H »>f. U.I. Fit Off. If. Hi« b r Ml* t«nit«. Im. "Yes, your honor, I'm getting to be a regular visitor! By the way, have you got any more new grandchildren?" Presley May Be Blessing To Americti By HAL BOYI.E NEW YORK IP—Curbstone comments of a Pavement Plato: There is a saying that times of great ordeal create great heroes. If this is true, Elvis Presley may 'be the unrecognized hero of America's greatest 'present need someone to restore sex to its proper perspective. Presley, the Caruso of the teenage crowd, is a yAmg former truckdriver, known by both his admirers and detractors as'"Elvis the Pelvis." Many, music critics say Presley's lusty caterwauling is away below par. Elvis is perhaps even more renowned for his hip wiggles than lis vocal cords, and these have jrought tym denunciations from ministers and parents, who say his wiggles are too "suggestive." But Presley's charms, whatever they are, have brought him four Cadillacs and an annual income greater than that of the president of- the United States, who, of course, can't even play a guitar. Personally, I can't" see this honest but rich young Tennessee minstrel as a national calamity. Ife may, indeed, turn out to be a national blessing, .And for a very simple .reason. Elvis undoubtedly will give rise to a crop of imitators. And anybody who imitates his inspired writhings is bound to make sex' look ridiculous. This is badly needed, not only in America but in much of the rest of the world. Civilization has gone off its rock- Dnvid Lawrence IKC Clears Air About His Candidacy WASHINGTON. — Them sre some people who claim to love Ike so much that they aren't going to vote for him because they hope he will then live longer. Then there are those who are going to vote for Ike but somehow feel he has served his' country well and merits a rest. Perhaps the best answer to all this solicitude cumo from the lips of Eisenhower himself at his press conference of Wednesday. The President xvas told by one of the newsmen that around Gettysburg many of his neighbors were saying they would vote for him but they wished he wouldn't run because they feel he has done enough, and they are afraid he will not live another four years. Here was Eisenhower's comment as officially recorded : 25 and SO Years Ago Aug. 3. \906 Aug. 3.1931 The Chicago & Alton Railroad Co. preferred and common stock was stricken from the listings of the New York Stock Exchange. The common stock of 12.000 shnres was valued at 37-50 cents H share; and the 300 preferred shares were sold at j in <he 'n'est boat, and the new craft, with a 20 37 cents each. This action recalled the days of j horsepower engine, drew only 4 Inches of water, old when the C&A paid 2 per cent quarterly divi- i Tho inventor estimated that with 80 horsepower. C. F. Marker, the Pearl. 111., banker, Inventor, and boating enthusiitM, was back in Alton after a test run with still another variation of his patent speedboat hull. He had modified the bow design (lends and its stock was priced over that of any i the boat m ^M do 50 miles an hour. Carrying tl.ren . other railroad in this part of the country. Forty! men ' the ' pst Rraft made the 65-mile run from years before the stock was hardly purchasable, | p e» rl in a Sf<a nl_ *™r hours, so high was it held by stockholders. l're»t4ent-» Robert Wadlow, Alton's celebrated young giant, and the biggest boy of his age In modern times, returned to his home after n visit to Atlanta, Ga., where he was made a page by the Georgia Legislature on resolution of State Senator N. A. Pratl. He was received by Gov. Russell, and other state dignitaries, and later was presented to a boxer, Young Stribling. Wadlow, 13. had grown to seven feet, 4'i inches tall, and weighed 290 pounds. Wilford E. Queen, head of the Queen Insurance Agency, was elected chairman of the Playground & Recreation Commission, to succeed the Rev. O. VV. Heggemeler. Harrison Winter was named secretary-treasurer. Other members of the commission were L. P. Owsley, Mrs. Waller W, Wood and Mrs. J. E. Walton. Mrs, Sophia Huber. wife of Fabian Huber, died at her home on Garden street. She was survived by her husband: thren song. Kmil A.. Alhart .T.. Seven-year-old lona Hallet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hallett of 111 K. llth St.. succumbed 12 hours after incurring body burns when her dress was ignited by a trash fire while she was at play. The litlle girl, playing "grx>wn-up," hud put on a long skirt that apparently trailed into the fire, Mrs. Mabel Haller, next door neighbor, was. burned severely about her hands, trying to tear burning garments from the child. Twenty offers of a post office site at figures ranging from 1 to $30,000 had been filed by Alton- Inns with the supervising architect of the U. S. Treasury Department at Washington. The offer of gift of a site at the legally required $1 fee was made by Miss Mamie D. Biggins for a lot at the southwest corner of W. Fourth and William streets. R. J. O'Neill and H. Robinson offered a site, at the northwest corner of Third and Alby (the site eventually accepted) at $10,100. Other sites offered were: Margaret Herman and others, That the good record continues is the hope of | er in the matter of a misplaced officials and public alike. Fires are expensive, and they are dangerous. Moreover, every fire run costs the city money. Let's keep up the good work. WASHINGTON much-touted social security bill pending on President Eisenhow- j . er's desk. header In a memorandum to the President, Mitchell charges that two We don't live in the atomic era. We live in the "sexbomb" age. A "sexbomb," in the entertainment world, is a performer who gets by on animal allure rather than on artistic merit. Such performers are enjoying a wide vogue at present among the noncritical public. This is the public that thinks Labor Sec- will be adversely affected and disapproval of the Democrats'• beauty is a < ^ &ti ^ that ' can be " I measured by a tape. Until now women have dominated the "sexbomb" field. Elvis Presley is the first to show it can also be a male industry. This should bring the season of the "sexbomb" to a finale. After Elvis, nobody could make anything of sex but a comedy. Robert Allen Reports 6 Jokers 9 in Social Security Bill emphasis on sex. retary James Mitchell is saying thereby more widespread use of some harsh things about that f orei K n agricultural workers \yill be encouraged. "Section 201-( )-(2) would give 3 tne ci-ew system and would confer upon it a legal status inappropriate to its nature and most un"hidden jokers" in the measure j fortunate for the migrant work- will deprive 250,000 agricultural | CIS - Deductions would be made warkers of the social security jfrom the worker's pay envelope benefits they now have, j wiuhout in many cases being re- two big liberalizations, and Secretary Mitchell's casligation of. the two "buried jokers," the bill will be signed. Republican congressional leaders have advised that for campaign purposes. (Copyright, 1956, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) These assailed provisions are listed by Mitchell as Section 201- (f)-(l) and Section 201-(f)-(2). As enacted by the Democrats, they are loudly acclaiming thej bill for accomplishing two tar- reaching liberalizations: Lowering the retirement age for women to 62 instead of 65, and making payments to totally disabled at the age of 50 instead of at 65. These modification, it's estimated, will add more than 1,000,000 beneficiaries to social security rolls this year. Bui Mitchell's caustic memorandum points out that as a result of the two "hidden jokers," sev- corded with the Social Seculity Administration, thus defeating the purpose of the amendment and depriving the migrant of "The crew leader's charge fdr service averages around 12 per cent oi the worker's meager earnings. Crew leaders have no responsibility toward workers or fanners, and have been known to abscond with entire payrolls, leaving the inigrants and their lamilios destitute, without work, | money or transportation. From ! the standpoint of laboi law administration, a dangerous pre. . , , , . ci-dtmt would he established by eral hundred thousand migrant ; ( , |js . y Form Affairs An*w*r to Pr«viou« Puzzl* ACROSS 3 Tractor part 4 Male deer (Pi.) 5 Ireland 6 Individual T Musical syllable H Rascal 9 Rainbow 10 Hypocritical talk 11 Engineers (ab.) 17 Nov*lUt, Kathleen workers will lose their social security benefits entirely. amendment in its recognition of the practice of using a middleman to allow employes to The plain-talking Labor DC-j shift their responsibilities for parlment head strongly advises | complying with labor Ihe President to denounce these'tion." loopholes. Following is what Mitdieli says 2 3 Entrances in 25 Burden The t\so assailed provisions were written into the legislation about them: in the Senate. They were later "Approximately one-half, or i accepted by the House in a so- I'.'VO.OOO, migrant workers will be called 55t?nato-Housu conference report in the final hour hilore Congress udjuurnr-d. .Mitchell blasts the two sections in his dual capacity ;js".st'c- r.v of lubur and chairman ol the President's committee on mi. uny labor, which is chained H few weeks or months during with the duty of trying to bring l <> <«i'« «witU si-runty .• Juore ol ilw ordinary bfinulii*. 01 Th,en» is *» j'tjaj danger;' citizenship to our domestic mi- that ihc recruiting program] grain agricultural workers." Oi tn« tHnu placement fervid j Nete« Despite tire President'* eliminated from the social curity rolls by Section 20l-(f>- This figure does not include the number of 'dry-haul* and local agricultural laborers, housewives, older people, and others, who will no longer IH> induced to uork 1 Sty dweller 3 Harvest month (ab.) • Chinese farm crop » Fruit drink 13 Row 14 Algerian city 15 Male child 16 Putting in order 18 Heavy hammers 20 Evicts 21 Legal matter* 22 Monster '24 Narrow board fencos 26 Tree knot 2 * *'<"** fish 27 Seed container 50 Chain 32 Harangu* 34 Worships 35 Ey« mwUciM 36 German •rticlt 37 Mimic. 39 Sourct of sugar 40 Russian city 41Cowsch*wit 42 Ac-custom 45 "Land ot the Free" 4W Dairy machine 51 Heavy drinker 52 Dirt 53 R«movt 54 Compass point 55 Hireling 56 Wai god 57 Oriental coin DOWN I Go by I Saciwi imagt Ztt Canadian 42 Essential peninsula being 27 Ideal locations 43 Beginners 28 Norse god 29 Sand mound 31 Closer 83 Happen again 38 Click-beetle 40 Declaim 41 Oils 44 Above 46 Burrowing animal 47 Ice cream container 48 Solar disk 60 Girl's nam« U. S. Dealings With Egypt Jumbled By JAMES 1MARKOW Associated Press New* Analyst WASHINGTON (B-This country's dealings with Egypt are a tangled story in which the United States looks slow and stumbling and Egypt's new strong man President Gamal Abdel Nasser looks like a bullyboy on horseback. The story revolves around two things which got jumbled together: Nasser's request to this country for arms and for money to build a high dam at Aswan to give Egypt irrigation and power. This country had a natural, and not unselfish, reason for wanting the best possible links with Egypt after Nasser, an army colonel, and a group of lelloxy officers threw out King Farouk in 1952. : It wanted to keep Communist nf luence out of Egypt and the Midle East. It has given Egypt 117 million dollars in economic aid. Masser could have kept himself ully busy trying to lift Egypt out of illiteracy and poverty. Instead, he seemed to fancy him- elf as a man of destiny, leader only o! Egypt but of the entire Arab world. He talked anti-Western. To some extent this could be understood. Egypt only recently :ot out from under British damnation. As time went on he sounded like a man who not only suspected the Vest but hated it. He played upon his country's fear of Russian in- luence in Egypt. He needed money for the dam to nake good on his promises that ic would improfte and modernize 2gypt. It was the big point in his eform program. If he didn't get he money somewhere, his days as Egypt's No. 1 man might be numbered. He wanted the arms, he said, or defense against Israel. The ast tiling the United States wanted was an arms race or a war in tfce Middle East. Year after year it stalled on giving Egypt arms. There were some reasons: American laws forbid giving arms roe to any country unless it is willing to admit American military observers to see how the arms are used, and ban any sale of arms unless they are paid for in cash. Nasser said he had no cash and wouldn't let in the observers. :ie didn't get the arms. Eventually bought them from Communist Czechoslovakia, paying in cotton. It was only after the United States saw that Nasser wasn't fluffing when he said he'd buy arms from the Communists that it said it would help out with money for the dam. Nasser had threatened to get money for the dam from Russia if this country didn't come across. Early in July the Senate Appropriations Committee told the Eisenhower administration not to use any of the foreign aid money voted thin year to help Egypt build its dam. Finally, fed up with Nasser aw under pressure at home anc abroad, the administration withdrew its loan offer to Nasser. The overheated Nasser seised the Suez Canal. The British began talking of using force against him. He backet down a bit but not to the e^cnt of un-sci%ing the canal. Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton T«l«grapti P. B. COUSLEY. PubU«htr and Editor PublUhed Dally. Submcrlption Pric« 30 cents weekly by carrier: by mall ¥10.00 a year within 100 miles; $14.00 beyond ' 100 mflei. Mail subscription* not accepted la towns where carrier delivery In evallable Entered as necond-claiu mailer at the poet office at Alton, 111. Act at Congress, March 3. 1876 MEMUUH O» THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Prtst in exclusively entitled to the uae (or publication ot all news dispatches credited to it qt not otherwise credited to thip paper and to the local newi cub. lUhed herein. Local advertitiiif Hales and Contract Information ou application «t the Telegraph buiincH office, 111 -Gait Broadway, Alton., IU. National Ad. v e r U e 1 n g Hepr«*«utatlve, West. Holllday Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. "Well, sir, 1 would tell you, frankly, I don't think it is too important to the individual how his end comes, and certainly he can't dictate that time. What we are talking about here is the importance to the country, and_ it happens that at this moment the Republican Party apparently thinks I am still important to them and to the country. And since I believe so much in the Republican Party, and I believe that it needed rebuilding so badly — an effort which T have been making, as you well know — i said 1 would continue to try. "But. this is a decision that the American people are going to have to face. I am flattered by what you. tell me about my friends and neighbors at Gettysburg, but I have made up my mind this is the thing I should try, and we will see what the American people have to say about it." The foregoing is a masterful statement of a soldier's point- of view. His life is dedicated to service. Ac. long' as he can be helpful to his country, he keeps on taking risks. It is for the greater authority— the people- to say whether he shall or shall not have the opportunity for further service. Own Decision The President's comments, moreover, disclose' something else— he has not been forced into a decision by the politicians. He wants to run because he thinks he can be useful to his country. Nothing could be more depressing than to read of the bad taste of two British newspapers in recent weeks. Under date of July 24, the United Press reported that the London News-Chronicle said that "if the suspicions were ever proved well-founded that a great political party was ready tor its own ends to hound this man (Eisenhower) beyond physical endurance, it could never be forgiven," ; The Socialist newspaper, Daily Herald, of London said bluntly: "The effort may wfell kill Ike. If it does, we who like him—and all Americans — will curse the Republican Party. If Ike is Pres ident again, it's a near certainty that his stablefnate, the unspeakable Richard Nixon, will finish off his term. The truth is that Ike is in no state to run again as President." To understand the foregoing, it is necessary to note that these British papers reflect a fear that a conservative Republican regime in Washington will not be as generous as the Eisenhower administration in providing foreign-aid funds— and Nixon is supposed to be on the non-giving side.. Stevenson is really the favorite in Europe. Opposite View The British newspapers in question might well have taken to heart what a weekly period! cal, the London Economist, ol July 21 reported from Washing' ton : Mr. Eisenhower's first reason is the same as that which kept Sir Winston Churchill so long in office. It is the sincere conviction that because he provides a personal link with the wartime ispirit, he can, U given time, make some great mtroke lor peace." One wonders why these ,same British newspapers, which were so considerave in the case of Sil Winston Churchill's illness, cannot give equal courtesy to the President of the United States. From June 27, 1953, when the prime minister suffered a paralytic stroke, until he himself announced that fact on March 2, 1955, in the House of Common* after he had convalesced, the British press printed nothing about it— a period of more than a year and a half. What Eisenhower siaid thif week oughi to be published widely in Britain—for ho isn't being "hounded" by anybody. He himself wants to run. He is appieci- ative of the change to serve his Country— and he knows his own mind. It's the same mind which and William J.. and two daughters, Mrs. Edward Ruckman and Miss Sophia Huber. Winklers Tiremen had tied for first place in the Muny League baseball standings with Illinois Terminal. Walter (Punk) Wood had four hits out of four times at bat, including two home runs, scored four times and handled 12 chances, three of them assists, at first base. The Baptist Summer Assembly of Central- Southern Illinois xvent into session at Shurtleff College with an enrollment of 170. Miss Caroline-Schneider, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Schnpider of Jerscyville, and a member of. the Fidelity 4-H Club, was awarded first place in the third-year garment event of the district contest in Edwardsville. Bernice Ruyle of Carlinvillc. representing Macoupin County, was chosen to represent the district in the state health contest. Miss Virginia Latham, former teacher in, the. Wood River ischools, and Chever Kellog, who hud lived in Wood River for many years before being transferred by Shell Oil Co. to St. Louis, were married in California, Mo. commanded the large force that helped to save England in the last war and one that deserves better treatment from those newspapers in Britain. (Copyright, IMS, New York Herald-Tribune, Inc.) Third and Lnngdon; W.JE. Clark and James Vine, Third and George; James Dames, Ridge and Sixth; R. J. Bierhaum, Fifth and Henry; Mrs. L. I. Priest and John Hftley, Fifth snd Henry; U. S. Nixon, Eighth and Langdon; August and Herman Luer. Second and Ridge, $15.000; James Thrush, Fourth mid Spring; J. H. McPike, Front and Alby; F. A. .Sawyer, KiEhth and Alton; Henry Leyhe, Third rfnd Alton; ('.. F'. Kirsch, Third nnd Market, ViO.OOO: Homer Stanford, Third and Alby (present. City Hall site), $12.500; Samuel Seibold, Fourth ami Piasa, $12,000; R. V. Seely and John Krerucr, Second and Alton, 517,000; T. J. Mclnsr- ncy. State and Oxark, and Mrs. Sophie S towel 1, Belle near Fifth, 54.500. Mrs. Minnie Hoppc, 82. widow of Frederick Hoppe, died three days after injury in a fall in her bedroom. Surviving children were Fred and William Hoppe, Mrs. James Thrush, Mrs. John L. Stutz, and Miss Mary Hoppo. Mayor Beall tiamod Ralph Dixon Sr. as an additional city inspector tor the street pavement projects. More projects were now under construction ih&n the other inspector, Ben Sawyer, could handle. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND My JOSEPH WHITNEY have shown that the violent emotional stress associated' with voodoo sorcery can cause death. The .shock-effect of repressed terror on the body breaks down the sympathetic-adrenal system, causing constriction of the blood vessels, and a consequent failure of vital organs to receive a sufficient supply of oxygen to maintain their essential functions. Should you marry against parental wishes? Answer: It Is usually unwise to ignore a parent's objections, particularly when quite young people are involved. A "go-slow" policy is usually advisable in such cases, so you can have ample time to consider and discuss your parent's reasons for objecting. The reasons may not be sound, but if the, parents, in the past, have shown general good judgment of people and sit- Ar« small men usually noisy? Answer: Probably no more than rnedium-sixed or large men, although we are more prone to notice a little fellow who does a lol of talking. In siu-h cases, noisiness is a compensating mechanism to help the sensitive small man feel important and influential. We find the ' same type of compensation in boasts of persons who feel infer- o ^ a ,..-r.. Jor, or in the nervous laughter uations, "the chances' are they Answer: You can if you be- O f those basically insecure. can see danger signals which lieve voodooism has magical These persons may be. well-bal* are not easily recognized by less power to harm you. Various aneed otherwise, and reach ade- Can you be harmed by voodoo? experienced young people love. in studies of the effects of West In- quate life goals through compeu- dian witchcraft and necromanoy sation. (Copyrictit 1936. King Features Syndicate. Inc.i Drew Pearson's Merry-Go'Round Soul-Searchiiig by Kef auver WASHINGTON. — Estes Kefauver's decision to withdraw in favor of Adlai Stevenson came only after much soul-searching and a hot all-day session with Ms cohorts who came to Washington from all over the U.S.A. *For some time, his two top campaign managers, Jiggs Donohue, former B.C. commissioner and Howard McGrath, former attorney general, were adamant that he withdraw. He faced a $40,000 campaign deficit from his California - Florida primaries, plus a $29,000 expense tor maintaining headquarters in Chicago. But Before he made a decision, Kefauver &sked the leaders who had been most* loyal to meet in a confidential session in Washington. The reaction was mixed. Some almost wept. Some advised him to support Stevenson. Some urged that he make a deal with "ew York's Gov. Harrima'n. Some urged that ho tight to the bitter end. "I'm for my country first, my party second, and the candidate third," said Clara Shirpscr. lady leader of Kefauver forces in San Francisco, She proposed that Kefauver withdraw. "We have a great man, a great leader," said Gerald Flynn of Racine, Wis. "It's an honor to go down lighting tor him. When Kefauver went down fighting under the TV cameras in Chicago in 1952 that was when the Democratic Purty lost an election." Joe Alperson, the Ixts Angeles stainless steel manufacturer, however, moved that Kefauver withdraw. Maryland leaders urged the same thing. So did Kefauver's friends in Virginia, as well as Tom Carroll, his California chairmim. One ol the most eloquent picas for Kefauver to stay in the race came from Col. William R. Roberts, Washington attorney who had the tough job of raising money for the Tennessee senator's deficit. Kloquent T'leu* Another came from De Silva of the Retail Clerks Union who largely carried the ball for Ke- lauver in southern California. "I'm going to talk just as if I was the candidate," he told Kefauver advisers in the closed- door session. "Now ht's see wh»t I've got to gain or lose. "First the organization of the convention will be against me. They'll probably put my delegates off in a corner or behind u pole. "Second, the ushers and doorkeepers will push my delegates around. You know how the Ar- vcy boys told us where to go and Prayer for Dear Father of mankind; uphold the hearts and hands of those brave he,ruld» of the gospel who represent us and Thee in the far corners of the earth. Help us to back them constantly with our prayers and gifts and with H way of life that will prove the truth and power of the Word they proclaim. In the name of Christ we pray. Amen. -Alfred N, Sayres, Lancaster, when,to come last time at Chicago. "Third, Sam Rayburn will he working against me on the stage. He'll never recognize me," continued De Silva," still talking as if he were the candidate. "Fourth, Sen. Lyndon Johnson will be working against me backstage, while Rayburn worki against me on the stage. "Finally, the Harriman boom has slowed d&wn to a bust. Where D« Negroes Stand? "However," continued De Sil-" va, now speaking for himself, not as if he were a candidate, "I still think Harrirnan and Kefauver ought to come out for a dec-, laration of principle on civil rights. Let's call a spaide a spade. Let the Negro people face the civil rights issue. We know the professional Negro politicians don't want civil rights passed. They won't have an issue after that. So let 'em stand up and be counted—for or against a real declaration of principle. Let's separate the men from the boys. Let Adlai stand up and declare himself, too. Is he for or against real enforcement of civil rights? He huan't stood up no far. "A man is never defeated when lie goes down fighting," concluded the fiery labor leader from Los Angeles, "and I came here to fight, not to bury Ke- f auver." Despite his plea, a heavy majority of Kefauver advisers at the closed-door session urged that he withdraw in favor of Sttivenson for the s«k< of Pa,, professor'of practical the- cralie harmony..He concurred in ology, Theological Seminary, j lllcir »<*viou. Evangelical arid ' Relormod Church. (Copyright, 1936, by the DIvUloi. ol Christian Kducsliwj, N*tlorm\ Council ot th* Churches ol Chrl»V in tb* U. S. A.) (Copyright. 1U5|J, Bell SyndlittM, Inc.I Egypt's new voting age It 18, instead <rf 21, and women may vole, CHUG reports.

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