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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 195ft Editorial The Conqueror and flu* HOWCM! Arllai Steven*on .i1rf.uK In* Jcnior».t!-.jtt:\l State<m.inship we've attributed to him i< i ttv sit* for a fine President of the l T nitrd V.r:^ fie lias virtiullv pioneered .; move to rvtkc Ticc prcMdVntial selection the OcnnvntK- ^.-"\ lion's own. Officially he declined to Side CilaBM'es »« c. ti,e« urn i.mld hardh overlook Mich tircunntances MI to pick a comparative unknown. Senator X;vvJ\. ,if course, is- cdtnp.iijtivelv young ,mcl \r i.i". Sv bi.imlcJ .TV a definite "comer." n vVu ' point of speculation tlm probjblv will !o-v\cr so down unsolved in connection with tbc it IViruvrjtu- convention is tlie role of former 1'resi- chou-r dent H.in%- Trum.in. j ' ^ tu4t tl"' : 'i be jppc,us to luvc ukcn his i This, we feel, i< a p.ittern well world comul-; lump* wbcn Stevenson IYJS nominated on tbc first! oration by all national party convention 1 ; ot the b.illot. ! .HUHHHKC selection as his running mate. He left the \ip to open convention. future. It evidently is tvh.it President l.i-.cnlio« a Sonic s.iv he really was serious .'bout endorsing! Avcrcl! Marriman. And some in<idrn have pointed] in mind for the Republican convention as he in- to good reason-, to believe he wjs serious, includ- sists on keeping lii.s funds off despite attempt after attempt to trap him into giving an out-and- inp occasions (or old grndgcv. I ruman proved him- If that w.is true, I l;irry out endorsement for Vice President Richard N'ix-j self a much weaker political analyst than the man on - | who said he could fight his w.iy back into tin- Even since the President has held off endors- ' \Vhitc I louse-—and succeeded. ing Nixon outright, we have defended his right to; Tnmun left himself one point of retreat to the do so—and endorsed the decision. Much as we like I field of honor in the just-closed convention, lie Nixon, we feel, ourselves that a party convention! warned it wjs dying on the vine for lack of inter- should be permitted to perform the duties it was cst. .md he said he wanted to liven it up. called upon to perform—to select the nccess.irv < That he did, and abundantly. I low man candidates and adopt a platform of aims. It should j hearts he broke in the process is another question not be called upon to accede to any one man'<: preference for a vice presidential running mate, even if that man is the one already nominated for President. He must have realized he didn't have a cha delt-.it Stevenson, especially with a man who haT hardly let himself be known to the country. The little captain came out of the fray bloody In this week's Democratic convention Mr. j and perhaps quite a little bowed. Stevenson has followed tbis pjttcrn, just as Ike lias been following it, even at the expense of giving Harold Stassen a leave of absence to rock the Nixon bandwagon many assumed Ike was driving. In the. case of the Democrats the procedure nominated what we regard as the strongest possible vice presidential candidate, Senator Estes Kefauver. The party could hardly deny Kefauver the honor after his assiduous campaigning through two elections and the tremendous ovations he was given by voters all over the country. Stevenson, of course, outran him in their nationwide primary His endorsement would have meant little but grict to Stevenson in the forthcoming political wars. His candidates have been defeated quite regularly, of late. Harry Truman has been fun. His actions have enlivened the political scene much since 1952. But the country can hardly regard him seriously alter the disclosures against his administration. And more, according to Columnist Robert Allen, arc on the Did the little captain regard himself as dis- pensiblc? Did he, by opposing Stevenson in the convcn- - - * f . - r | ----£,..--.„ ..,.-,., ••aiiLiivV.lMlttll" light. But the two were complementary. Where tion, seek to clear Adlai's name before the nation? Stevenson was weak, Kefauver was strong. Their I It's possible. * » • » nomocracy In Action? Slow But Necessary ^Give me the works—I want to wake up my husband!' Brief Notes On New Books At Library .Since World War IF, many people returned to see the countries they visited in wartime. "One Man's India." by Arthur St ration, is such a book. A dozen years after he had first seen India he returned to make a leisurely journey across the country. He traveled from Dar.jeeling, to Calcutta, Jodhpur, Bombay, and then into the carved and painted caves of the Deccan. The Inr'ia which the author describes, is aliout the ordinary Indian life in the great cities, villages and all parts of India. Some of the writings are humorous, magnificient, and others are horrible. Readers will probably en.joy sharing with the author his discovery of this 'new country which is over 5,000 years old. 25 and 5O Years Ago Ait ft. in. Through its executive committee, Alton Automobile. Club hud made an offer to the city to pay the purchase cost of an automatic traffic control signal for the intersection of Washington and College avenues, if the City Council would pay the installation cost. The lights would be carried on stee! arms from posts at the four corners, instead of in light boxes, thus minimizing the cost of installation. A swinging light would be impractical because of the trolley wires. Mrs. Krnest. (Jielil was in Springfield where she had been engaged as a home economics instructor at the State Fair Agricultural school. William Kilzmiller and Richard Brown took possession of the old Phillip Meyer farm on Ro/ier street, with plans to operate a dairy. The Tillery . 18. 1906 Charles Wade, operator of the quarry in Rorlc Spring Park, tolrl of the marvelous escape of his team of horses which suffered only bruises and scratches in a frill of 30 leet over a precipice inlo the quarry. The horses landed on a pile of crush- cd stone that broke the force of their fall. Wads said he WHS plowing some ground on the height above th<( quarry when one horse slid over the edge, dragging the other after it. The body of Arthur W. Dillingrmm was recov- ercd by fishermen with a drag only a short distance from the point where he had drowned in the Mississippi near Brick House Slough during a picnic outing. The Rev. S. D. MeKenny was to conduct his funeral. Launching of the steel hull of a government dredge boat, largest ever constructed on the Mi*. sissippi River, was lo be an important event at Great Religion* "How the Great Religions Be gun." by Joseph Gaer is a revised and enlarged edition con taining some important changes. Questions and Answers In the interminable comment by television news men during the Democratic National Convention at Chicago, one statement stayed in the mind. That was one commentator's explanation of why nominations are made—on the floor, that is; not final choices by the convention—when it is known that the persons placed before the convention are certain to go nowhere. In the Democratic conclave, the names of several men were advanced for thc t presidential nomination when it was known Gov. Stevenson would be chosen. Why? The commentator's suggestion was that t political convention is democracy in action. Though a proposed nominee was certain of defeat, he had a right to have his name presented; his proposer had the right to speak before the convention. That may be only the partial answer, but it lus its merits. For a man's name to go before the con- dady's name was up for the presidential nomination in such-and-such a year.' And, the man who proposes his name has the right to speak. This may prolong a convention, may even bore those watching television and listening to the radio. It appears unnecessary, certainly it's futile. But it's fun for those taking part. And since it's every American's right to want to be President, why isn't it his right to have his name placed before a national convention? The convention is a great show. Whatever its history of boss rule, smoke-filled rooms, political dictatorship, the convention is still an American institution, an instrument of democracy. In it, people speak through their chosen representatives. The chairman rules with an iron hand? Yes, that's necessary lest a conclave become unwieldy, out of hand. But conventions, on historic occasions, have risen up and confounded the leaders. The political convention is more than a great vention will ever be a cause of pride to him and I show. It is democracy in action—American de/noc- his posterity. His grandchildren can say: "Grand- j racy. : s * » * * How Come Those Extra "Chuckles' We had a couple of extra "Today's Chuckles" on page 1 yesterday, and quite a few more scattered through the inside. You might have noticed it if you were slurp on your typography, anyway. That different type we used in many of our headlines isn't a permanent fixture. It's good enough type, and we use a lot of it in our ads. But we still like our 100 per cent Bodoni headline schedule and are sticking to it as long as our me- chanical department will allow. Yesterday's difficulty was a breakdown of the typesetting machine on which most of our headlines are set. It occurred about mid-day, so some heads were in the customary Bodoni face, many others were in a substitute face of type. The machine got fixed yesterday afternoon, around prcsstime. Today's issue should have t normal head schedule. A reader can get the cnswcr lo any question of facts, by wriUiiR The TeleRrnph Information Bureau, 1200 Eye St., NVV, Washington S D. C. Please enclose three i3i cents for return postage. Q. Do people in the circus business agree that the circus is an outmoded form of amusement? N.B. A. No. Billboard Maga/ine re cently summed up the troubled dims situation by saying that "foi Hie longer term outlook, circus business is here to stay—just as i was when they predicted it would never survive the Civil War." The number of circuses of all types — rail, truck, indoor, etc.—has remained about the same from yeai to year, averaging 30 to 40. Given good weather, circuses in general are still doing good business. Q. How are trademark names chosen for the hundreds of new medicines developed each year 9 -B.T. A. Each drug company develops its own names—which must be easy to pronounce, spell, and remember, and which must have a "medical sound." Unique in the chemical and drug industry is one firm's 42,000- word dictionary of possible chemical names, compiled by an electronic machine which supplied thousands of new syllable combinations to be used with 30 typical endings such as "ane," 'il," and "mycin." Q. Why are rayon and nylon yarns used in tires?—H.N. A. To give added strength to the tire. Millions of pounds are now being used annually—mostly rayon. Production of "heavy nylon is not yet large enough to meet the tire-makers' demand for it. "Heavy" nylon is 56 times heavier than that used in women's stockings. Q. Some place in the West books. He used splints of cardboard dipped in chemicals and stapled together. A few years later the Diamond Match Co. bought his patent, and developed the present type of book. Today more than a million books of matches are handed out free every hour. In 1955 the business advertising on their covers represented an investment of about $27 million. Q. How many people are employed in the U. S. bicycle indus- try?—M.L. A. The average is about 8,000 people, with peak production in September-October. In 1955, sales of American-built bicycles totalled 1,700,000. Q. If a man over 65. drawing Social Security benefits, marries a woman his own age, how soon can she start drawing monthly payments also?—B.B. A. The aged wife or husband of an old-age beneficiary can get monthly payments only after the marriage has been in effect for at least three years, unless the couple are parents of a child. For each religion, the author has added a section giving the number of adherents, their distribution, and other information. The beliefs and observances of the various religions are discussed in more detail than before. The author has given special attention to the original American sects. The book contains the life stories ot Buddha, Kabir, Maha- vira, Confucious, Lao Tsze, Zor- oaster, Moses, Jesus and others. Readers will find the book well indexed and the story of the re- here a structure made of Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Truman Mot Alone in Defeat EN — UTE SAN FRANCIS- CC — One of the most import- Democratic revamping of the leadership of the Democratic Party. When Harry Tru- ant results of the Convention was a son forces were behind Lyndon Johnson's brief and sudden bid for power, but Lyndon ended up looking like a cellophane bag with a hole in it. Speaker Sam Rayburn of Tex- man made his pitch to put across i as laid a pacifying hand on the his candidate and failed, it mark- i convention. He disagreed with his ed something more than a per-1 old friend Harry Truman, cau- sonal defeat for Truman. It meant a defeat for big money, for big bosses, and for picking the candidate in room. smoke-filled tinned Mayor D'Allessandro of Baltimore that he was not r dark horse Sen. Symington of Missouri and used his influence to get his protege, Lyndon John- Nowhere in a position of power • son < 1o a *k for less in his bid X"'iv at this convention were the fam- j lor power, ed big city bosses who ran party machinery in the past. Ex- Mayor Curley of Boston, now (ne Democratic Party who put made famous by the "Last Hur- j Stevenson across at Chicago and rah," was present, but very| wno wi " dominate the maehin- Presidents Steamship Line, and former treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. He commanded Stevenson forces on the West Coast. Wilson \Vyatt, former mayor of Louisville, a leading Kentucky lawyer, not a professional politician. David Lawrence, mayor of Pittsburgh, one of the chief professional politicians behind Stevenson. Col. Jack Arvey, former leader of Democratic forces in Chicago, now partially on the side- Ilei-P II-P ttJ'n 1 i f lines> is another Professional pol- lleie a;e the new leaders of itif .j nn hphin ,, «,„„„„_ much on the sidelines. The shiny barren bean of genial Jim Farley was to be -seen in the TV sets, but he played no part in the backstage parleys. Gone were such familiar lace as Mayor Ed Kelley of Chi cago, boss Kd Flynn of th Bronx, Jim Pendergast of Ivans as City, Mayor Frank Hague o Jersey City, the men who swung the real balance of power in the Democratic Party in the past Likewise out of power or more modest in their demand were some of tiie southern leaders who have swayed the i«my machinery. Jimmy Byrnes who walked out of a Chicago convention in 1944 when he failed to get what he wanted, was not around this time. The South Carolina delegates who repi«- si-nted his state were anxious to cooperate. Gov. Eart l/M»g of Louisiana, brother ol Ihe famed Kiiiglish who one* electrified conventions, helped pave the way for Stev«'n*on. H« also wanted Kefauv- ery for the next four years: Tom Finletler of New York. I ma( ] e itician behind Stevenson. Steve Mitchell, a Chicago attorney who, green at polities,, took over the Democartic National Committee in 1952. He former secreinry of the Air! Force, no 1 a professional politi- lug '1V.\«» oil and KHS men who pulled wires behind Gov. Altos $hSv**m in 1953 had no power iU titir convention. Sid Richard- Ueorge Killioii of San Francisco, president of the American Prayer for petrified wood. What is it, and where?—P.G.F. A. In Lamar, Colo., a lumber dealer has erected a store building made of huge pieces of petrified trees—the largest piece weighing 3,200 pounds. The natural beauty of the wood has been preserved, and the pieces matched in grain and color so that the structure gives the impression of being part of one giant tree. The doorways are flanked by petrified trees nearly t feet in diameter. These trees may be 75 million years old. Q. Who invented paper match books?~C.\V.I. A. A Philadelphia lawyer named Joshua Jusey in 1889 patented "Flexible Matches"—the forerunner of today's match Q. How much is being spent annaully for new church buildings?—!^^. A. In 1956 the total is expected to be about $900 million. In 1955 it was about 5760 million. Part of this building boom is the result of__population and church membership growth, and building that was deferred during World War U. Q. Are stained glass windows for churches still made by hand? -A.C. A. Yes, almost entirely. Most of the country's 150 or so window-making concerns are small businesses, and the biggest has only 50 employes. About 90 per cent of the cost of a stained gla*s window is for labor. In making a large window, workmen may have to handle 10,000 to 15,000 pieces of glass, repeatedly. Q. What do the airlines spend for the meals they give their plane passengers?—G.L. A. In 1955, U. S. airlines spent $33.6 million for this purpose—a large increase over previous years. Food budgets on some large lines were upped from 35 per cent to 50 per cent over th figures for 1954. Q. What are the principa traits of Leo people (born abou July 21 to Aug. 20)?—A.B.D. A. They are usually kind sympathetic, impulsive, gener ous, loyal, vigorous, and proud— but may become overbearing argumentative, extremist, sc fish, or egotistic. ligions told simply, instructively, and reverently. Vail Gogh Biography Readers interested in Vincen Van Goglj will like "Passionat Pilgrim". It is written by Law ranee and Elizabeth Hanson who have done a number o other biographies of people such as the Brontes, Geprge El Hot. and others. This is a biography of a restless genius. He was born in 1853 in a small Dutch village. At the age of 16, he went to work >n his uncle's gallery in The Hague. He began his first sketching there. After he started painting and studying. Van Gogh worked with demoniac energy and finally resulted in a nervous breakdown. The authors give to the reader an accurate picture of the life of a great painter About Australia Many people want to take a trip to Australia. For those who cannot afford such a trip, "I Traveled a Lonely Land," by Nina Pulliam, will give them a view of the "Land down under." It is a large continent, but a trip can be made over it in a very short time by plane even family, former residents on the fnrm. had moved j Grnfton. Members of the Mississippi River Com- to Jorseyville. j missio » " (1|-e to "Hend. and the Sir. Liberty wa* /-,,,,.,,. • , ... • i i 11•' lo carry an excursion crowd from Alton Snrincr Charles B. Yajier. native ol Missouri, who held i ,..,., „ . .„ , , „, '»"""• spring. „, ._ . ,' .. ... ., r i t i' field Roller Co. built the hull from steel fabrioatpd a Ph. D. degree from the University of Iowa, had . . _. *' c '-' luu >icate<i been named bead of the chemistry department at Shtirlleff College. in its Springfield plant. The machinery and sun. erslriietiire were to be installed after the launch, inp. A nationwide shortage of beer bottles was delaying breweries in filling orders, and breweriei in Alton, home of a giant bottle plant, were just as much affected as other points. Reek's brewery announced it was able to fill no more than half its orders for the bottled beverage. Announcement was made that the government engineers had abandoned Portage Island as a wintering place for the district river improvement fleet. Shifting sandbars had filled the harbor to such an extent dredging it was impracticable. Capt. Mills already had moved some of The watermelon season was expected to be in j 'lie barges and equipment to Quincy. Work on full swing in the bottoms between Roxana and Kd-1 the dike at Portage was nearing completion wardsville within a few days. A contract for the brick pavement on E. 12th Joe Rnin, who had recently married Miss Ktila Gamble of Peoria, was surprised by members of a scout troop of which he was lender at the home of Perry Kaffuman on Delmar avenue. Rain was the recipient of a gift. Ben Winters had returned from Toledo where he had attended the national convention of Eagles. He ,vas accompanied by Mrs. Winters and their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Baircl, who visited with Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Schulte, and accompanied the Schultes to Taw a. Mich. One canteloupe raiser in the section said he street, between Alby and Henry, was awarded would sell his melons at 50 cents a bushel. The B. B. Stakemiller, lowest bidder in a field of five melons were unusually good, one grower said, al-1 Stakemiller, a civil engineer, had never before though the crop was late. | bid on a city contract. Western State Answer to Previous Puzil« ACROSS 1 California'* motto ? It is called the " State" 13 Expunges 14 Interstice 35 Wail 16 Motorists' inns \Ve thank Thee, Lord, for people who live and work in obscure and often thankless jobs, .serving the community and its people. For such folks as those who clean the streets and haul away the trash, we offer* our prayer to Thee, asking that Thou will bless them with the that they are not forgo!ten as they minister to our security ami our peace; in .he name of tin; great Servant, our Lord Christ. Amen. —Claude U. Broach, Char- otic, N. C., minister, St. John's Chu cli. : mti. b> the D some enemies, but can be given considerable credit for the fact that the South was cooperative at this convention. Mitchell traveled all over the south, visiting with southern leaders, getting their support on mutual problems. Why Truman UiJ i« Harry Truman came to Chicago never higher in the esteem and affection of the Democratic Party. HP left with much of that gloss worn off. The question in the mind s of every political observer was: "Why did he do it? Why did he bi:ck almost certain defeat to i block the man he had picked I for president in!952? Why did he ! risk his prestige as an elder | statesman to back Averell liar- rimun whom every observer knew i was the longest of all long shots?" j uurtu The answer won't be given by j 57 Khides his friends, and will probably j 58 School book never be given impersonally by! 59 Woolly Truman himself. Because Harrv nnu 7 Young street Arabs 8 Tahitian god of fertility 9 Permit 10 Accomplishes 11 feminine appellation J2 Bird's homa 19 Route (ab.) 21 Foot levers 29 facility 45 Things don« 17 Seals (ab.) ^"22 Paid notice in30Unit of length 47 Wife of 18 Assam silkworm 20 Perched 21 Business associate 25 Rescued 28 Regards highly 32 Bound 33 Profit 34 Notions 36 Small island. 37 Surfeited 40 Lose blood 41 Unusual Guide's scale 46 Goddess ct infatuation 47 New Guinea port 50 Bad 53 Broadens 36 All newspaper 23 Creek letter 24 Vilify 38 Barterer 25 Mix 39 Consume 26 Military 40 Bag (ab.) assistant 42 Stair post 27 Vice president43 Pitcher (toll.) 44 Row 31 Winter vehicle Tyndareui 35 Harden 48 The dill 49 Essential being 51 Young goat 52 Before 54 Bugle plant 55 Biblical land 'ii'-vv^p " ••"»! *wv, ug iltip WtlI>lUM UI i rivruUnu Education, National Council 011 tlie W rung o» the Cburctic* at «lu-«t m ih« J •( \ n ,\ **' S. A.) ISrll S\ •ause Hurry is seldom impersonal. Ho the ox-President, ouci-aking ami wanting to he a kingmaker, staked all his, political prestige DOWN 1 Lampreys 2 Kustian river 3 Male iheep (pl.) 4 Compass point 5 Cognizance 6 Fall flower though the mileage is great. The author says she was fascinated by the country with its lush beauty, the mountains, and the vast deserts. The average American traveler visiting Australia would think that the country is behind the times in hotel accomoda- tions. However, after getting to know the energetic pioneer peo- travelers will find the hardships travelers wil Hind the hardships small compared to the charm and interest of the country. Readers will find this book very enjoyable and usi> ">le because of the index which it contains. Boot Sellers of tlie Week Fiction— Brinkley, William, "Don't Go Near The Water;" O'Connor, Edwin, "The Last Hurrah." Beauvior, Sirnone de, "The Mandarins." Cronin. A. J., "A Thing of Beauty." Kantor, Mac Kinley, "Andersonville." Hersey,' John, "A Single Pebble." Buck, Pearl S. "Imperial Woman." Non-fiction: Donovan, Robert J., "Eisenhower: The Inside Story." Hoof en, and Dennis, "Guestward Ho!" Alexander. Dan Dale, "Arthritis and Common Sense." Churchill, Sir Winston, "The Birth of Britain." Blanton, Smiley, "Love Or Perish." $18,700 An lo Not Possible Without Trial Herbert Paton, formerly assistant cashier of! Walter Smith \yrote his father, E. A. Smith Wood River National Bank, was named cashier from Boston, that he had enrolled for a summer to succeed Joseph Slivka. who resigned to devote journalism course at Harvard University. August his time to the Berry & Slivka Tractor Sales Co.; Ufert incurred an arm laceration at Hapgood in St. Louis. I Plow Co. when a drill broke. As an aftermath of the storm which struck the I Announcement was made of the engagement area a few days before, a large ornamented art i of Miss Helen Riehl, daughter of Mr. and Mr«. glass window in St. John's Evangelical Church at K. A. Richl, to Evan C. McLennan of Corvallis 'Edwardsville was warped out of shape by the violent wind and rain beating against it. 50 YEARS AGO Wash. Robert W. Hamilton Jr., 23, of Upper Alton died after long invalidism. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHTTNEy you make a firm decision which road to take, the conflict will usually resolve itself. But if no decision is made the conflict will continue to hound you until you repress it from your conscious mind. Thereafter you will not be aware the conflict exists, but it will continue to take its toll in discontc/it. :i Will workers produce more on piecework? Answer: Usually not, although ny change relating to rewards, wnuses, etc., usually stimulates 'reduction until the novelty vears off. A study was made ome years ago of girls employ- d in threading needles, whose iay went to their parents. Aver- ge production, 96 do/en per day, Iropped to 75 dozen per clay Can ill-mated parrnt* rear mentally healthy children? Answer: It is possible but not likely. Incompatible parents may refrain from obvious discord and follow all the rules of civilized society, but unless there is love between them, their children will miss %heir opportunity for fully developing affection and emotional warmth. A child whose parents habitually fight-and-makeAnswer: No, because most peo- up wi n no doubt have a troubled Are people aware of their conflicts? .'hen the girls were put on piece- vork. However, when a quota ,- j ^ - uf »» »n it\j vjuui/i iinvv n u\su>"i-tA ^^l 3 ! 100 P !'~ ? ay a " d , the ^!l!^«' h "< ^ «!-!*• time, but he or she will develop ir s allowed to go home when heir quotas were made, the av- but aie atiaid to ask much better emotionally than for it, an emotional conflict gets Olle who grows up in a cold, Jove- ge girl got off two hours early. under ' way a|)d you know h lf , csg home free fr£)m such (Copynsnt 1936 Kim Feature* Syndicate. Inc.i Victor Riesel Says Truman Fails To Even Grudge Yarnall, Saddle River, will have o get a court trial it he wants an 18,700 automobile instead of just any old car willed to him. Yarnall, a New York insurance broker with two cars and a $35,000 iome, was willed "an automobile Chosen by him" by the late Miss ,ucile Lorrimer in gratitude for Js friendship and aid lo her. He promptly picked an $18,700 English Bentley, which put the ex- cutors of the estate up in arms. 'hey said he hunted around for ic "most expensive auto he could uid" and wouldn't give it to him. Friday Superior Court Judge G. Dixon Speakman refused to orce the executors to give Yarn- 11 his auto. Judge Speakman said the be- uest, although vague, was per- ectly alright but added that Yara- H's choice must be reasonable net that its reasonableness could ? determined only in a court trial. Miss Lorrimer was the heir of fortune, estimated at more than | a million dollars, from a New jYork financier. j There were more delegates lined up for happy pills than for Happy Chandler and the rest of the also-rans at the Democratic convention. And the men on the queue were not disappointed because the arrangements committee had the foresight to stock up heavily on the tranquilteing dosages at the International Amphitheatre's Emergency Medical Center. The Democrats would have had to save the generous supply of "tranquilizers" for I960 were it not for two "old men" who believe they were doublecrossed by AFL and CIO political leaders in 19?2 and were now determined to try to stop the left wing of Ihe party. The two "old men", John L. Lewis aiui Harry Truman, waited long for this past week, for the attempt to "get even" with the labor politic.os with whom Hie Democratic high command has had to clear since 1940. Then, it was with Sidney Hillman; ,now, it is with Walter Reujher. TuT.* :, is the basi " "lory behind the Truman-Lewis entente-very cordiale against Adlai Stevenson. There were many reasons, of eo'.rse, for Truman's efforts to cut down Stevenson in t h e slaughter house arena. He remembered how the labor people came to Chicago in 1944 and stormed the convention hall with newly painted signs for Wallace. Jie recalled how they so grudgingly "cleared" him but kept his name off the Roosevelt election banners until he came, hat in hand, to a room in the Hotel Commodore to be photographed with one of the few Roosevelt Truman posters, i was in that room that day and I know how he felt. Still fresh in his memory, too, > The labor men, some 12 of is how Mrs. Roosevelt, son James and the CIO bloc, In '48 offered the Democratic nomination to Gen. Eisenhower in sunbaked Philadelphia. And how a CIO official by name of Monroe Sweetland telephoned Supreme Court Justice Douglas cross- country to take the candidacy in order to knock out Harry. them, invited Barkley to start the day with them.,He accepted, thinking they, too, were going to pledge support. They questioned him on policy and then laid it on the line. Would he go along in the old Roosevelt tradition in close alliance with labor? He said h* They even debated offering it i couldn't really promise that. He to then U. S. Sen. Claude Pep-1 per of Florida. But Truman remembered more vividly what he has called "the doublecross" of '52. The then president had asked Adlai Stevenson to run. Stevenson refused. Truman then pledged himself to back the nomination of the late Aliien Burkley. John Lewis was behind that one, too. Barkley actually could have had the spot, Truman insists. But the labor people vetoed it at a setup breakfast in Chicago at the Hotel Stepllens, now the Conrad Hilton, Alton Evening Tdepraph fubimnco Alton i«ic*r«pr> I' U COUSLtY PublUmr and Bdiloi Published Daily Subscription Prior 30 ccnti weekly oy carrier; b,v mall Il0.no • year within 100 mil**: •14.nn bcvnnd ion UaJl •utwcripuoni not «cc«pi»o lowru wlier* carrier delivery i* § v • i ' a bl« Entered an Mcond-claai matter al the pout ofllc« at Alton, III Aol ol Cengreaa. March 3. II7» 1'he Ol> ASSOCIATED Aaaoelatcd PrcM axolunlvely entitled U> tb* iw« lor publication of all o«w« dUpatohe* oredllad lo M or not otherwise credited to thii paper and to the local newt out Muhed herein advertising Kal«* and Contract information on application at the fulograpli bualneiv of'lce ill tCnti Broadwto •VHon III , National Ad v e r I i f I n g K«pr«»eiuative, We»l Uolliday Co., New York. Chicago Detroit. then left, giving the discussion no thought except that he had shared bacon and eggs with old friends. The labor men concluded that Barkley would wind up working with the conservative* and southerners. They then issued a flash press statement announcing they wouldn't go along with Uarkley. He was "too old" they said. He was- the elder statesman. Stevenson then came to Truman and said he wanted to run and that he had labor support too. Lewis and Truman discussed that one many times. They waited and bided their time. Some six weeks ago Lewis was telephoned. Adlai Stevenson wanted to see him. They talked for two and a half hours. Then Estes Kefauver came some days later. Lewis listened. He gave neither aspirant the political shot-in-the- urm they sought. Then- Averell Harriman went down to Washington to speak at the National Press Club and later dropped in on the miners' chief. Lewis pledged support. On Friday, Aug. 10, Truman opened up on Adlai. On the mow i of Wednesday. Aug. 1,5, Lewis arrived at the LaSalle St. station in Chicago on a through-car of the Commodore Vanderbilt. (Copyright, 11)38, The Hall S> inlu'dle, Inc.)

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