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PAGE FOUR ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 1956 Editorial Republicans At I lie IMale Now the Republicans begin their week. It will be the first time within at least a pen(ration, perhaps longer, that Republicans have had | the home-team privilege of a last turn at Kit. It will be interesting to see what they do \\itlt it. Adhi Stevenson's pledge for a isntl "where poverty is abolished . . . where freedom is made; real for all without regard to r.ice or belief or 1 economic condition" will be pretty hard to top with any pie in the sky promises. j It was a pledge worthy ot any politic.il party, j Cr even the most idealistic idcali'.t. Perhaps the Republicans may be excused if they don't mamgc to top the Democrats in their performance. The Democrats were bound and determined to | put out a convention that couldn't be bettered, ' apparently, and they really went all out, even with a vice presidential candidate who bcg.m hit-j ting below the belt while promising he wouldn't Hit below the belt. There's likely to be little of surprise ;it the. GOP convention. No time bomb uas sputtering j Saturday waiting to let off a blast like ll.irry \ Truman's endorsement "of Avmll I'hiriiiun. The do this week is demountr.ue tlicir solid support behind President E'senhower and Vice J'rcsidcnt Nixon, stand on their record to djtc, .ind deride the Democrats tor weakening tli.it record to some extent. Aft<r the Truman-enlivened Democrat con- \rntion, what goes on tins week is scheduled to be pretty dull—-unless something unexpected pops up. I AS( week, you'll remember, the Truman outbreak w.is expected, even awaited with considerable suspense and interest. Perhaps the greater dignity of the Republican convention, minus the Truman influence, will impress those who viewed the Democr.1t session on television and wondered how it could get so involved. I hrough tlm convention the people of America should receive a report ot the Republican party's stewardship of its administration. It .should also receive a report of the parly's intentions for the luturc. That should help to clarify thinking on the subject before the November election and guide voters. 'I he question, "Vi'hy a convention at .ill?" is beside the point. best the Republicans had been able to stir up in j that department to date was Harold Stasscn's drive j for Governor Christian Hcrter. And that appeared! to have about fi/.zled out in view of 1 lortcr's avow'ed refusal to run for vice president. It would appear the best the Republicans canj More — impoi'tiHHr; — the — convention place both President Lisenhowcr and Vice President Nixon in positions where they can begin striking back at the critics who have taken advantage of their positions whiih to date might have been termed presumptive- — yet have been attacking them as if they already were candidates lor re-election, David Lawrence Inside Story Of Kefauver's Nomination KN RCHJTE FROM CHICAGO TO SAN FRANCISCO — The inside story of what really occurred at the Democratic National Convention in selecting a vice president- ia nominee bears little resemblance to what the American people were led to believe happened. For one thing, it was not by any means a precedent-breaking method. For the same kind ot contest for the vice presidency took place at, the Domo- c r a t i c National Convention in Chicago only 12 years ago. when Henry Wallace almost went over the top and Truman came from behind with the private blessing of FDR and the big-city bosses to dump the then vice president. Just as Franklin Roosevelt It £!oyly at that time and Side Glances How Abonl a Double Memorial? The proposed Lewis and Clark state park apparently is to become a reality soon. William T. Allen, superintendent of trie state parks and memorial division, has informed State Rep. Ralph T. Smith that Illinois is about ready to clean up the site and install some park equipment. Also to be set up there would be a plaque denoting it as the Lewis and Clark park. It is fitting that the park facing the natioa's only head-on public view of the Missouri River's mouth should be named after the great explorers who brought into this country so much of that river's shorelines. The Telegraph, however, has a suggestion for another memorial on the site, if it is possible to double up on memorials. To the late Dr. H. W. Trovillion the plan was extremely dear. He had nurtured - it in his mind for many years; finally got the ball rolling after conversations with appropriate authorities, including Sheriff Kenneth Ogle, who also is chairman of the East Side Levee and Sanitary District whose property most of the park would be located on. The McAdams Memorial Highway, when com- pleted in tlic next few years, also will be a memorial to Dr. Trovillion because of his assiduous work on it. in later years. In fact, the whole Mississippi River Scenic Highway, \vhcn completed, will bear the deep, if perhaps unrecognized brand of Dr. Trovillion's work. It was Dr. Trovillion's dream to make the Lewis and Clark park a sort of pivotal point in the Great River Highway, which some day will extend from the Mississippi's source to the Gulf of Mexico. • So deeply absorbed in the highway's work was he, that Dr. Trovillion became the pilot* of the 10-state Mississippi River Scenic Highway Commission, a post in which he was privileged to serve less than a year when untimely death cut his career of service short. The Lewis and Cbrk Park should be the pivotal point on the great highway. While the park, itself, is to be a memorial to the great explorers, we think it would be appropriate to think of some sort of memorial to the retired Alton dentist whose dream it became. Call for City Liquor Commission Inquiry Evidence presented in police court following a basement gambling raid at 1622 Belle indicated the basement was completely separated from the tavern above it. This set of circumstances presents a neat problem to the city's liquor commission, which rarely is reported as meeting to discuss anything. The matter should be investigated in detail to determine whether sufficient connection, either physically, by business traffic, or through management might exist between the two places to warrant rescinding of the tavern's license. Robert Allen Reports Political Gold in Grand Juries SAN FRANCISCO •— There is an anticipatory gleam in the eye of Republican campaign chiefs that has nothing to do with the National. Convention here. Their carefully guarded elation is based on a spectacular time bomb they have been quietly planting under the Democrats for weeks. This electioneering bombshell —they hope—is a number of federal grand juries that are investigating corruption and other sensational charges in major centers throughout the country. They include New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Involved in these probes are Democrats in Congress, and state and local officers. Some of them have already been secretly grilled. In Chicago, around 10 of these federal Juries are at work under the direction of a corps of ace prosecutors sent there especially for this purpose by the Justice Department. Heading them is Special As- Bistant Attorney General Max Goldschein, top trouble-shooter of Attorney General Browriell, Goldschein bad a big band in the indictment and conviction in St. Louis recently of two prominent officials of the Truman regime, former Assistant Attorney General T. Lamar Caudel and White House Assistant Matthe\v Connelly. Their appeal is now pending. Working with Goldschein in Chicago are James J. Sullivan, an indictment specialist of Just• ice Department, and Vincent P Russo and Charles McNeils, of the criminal division. The special grand jury in Washington is investigating a high-powered lobby that in the last several sessions of Congress Juts sought to ram through legislation to r.turn an estimated $500.000,000 in German and Japanese property seized during the war. A number of well known Democratic and Republican lame ducks were active in this drive. Foremost among them is former Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois. Spearhead of this wide-ranging judicial drive is Attoreny General Brownell a key campaign strategist of the Administration. He will be in the forefront oi the great fall election battle. HI* duel lieutenant in these nuwecutions U Assistant Attor-j drug law my General Warren Qliwy, head i 2 Unclose* «U lb» Criminal Division. A form-' ' Weight* California University,, Berkeley, law professor and director of the State Crime Commission under then-Gov. Earl Warren, Olney is little known outside the Justice Department. But he is one of its most brilliant and feared law enforcers. Olney does little public talking, but in the courts he is deadly. That is why GOP campaign chiefs are so pleasurable "licking their chops", so to speak. They foresee a lot of political gold in "them thar grand juries". President Eisenhower expressed surprise when congressional leaders told him they didn't care for another briefing from Secretary Dulles on the Suez Canal crisis when he returned from the London conference. Said House Leader Joe Martin, Mass., dryly, "No need for a briefing if we don't learn any more than we did at this one." The following 'will explain in a few words why oil prices all over the world are hanging by a thread as a result of the Suez seizure. On an average day, more than 50,000,000 gallons of oil pass through this crucial waterway that Nasser proposes to dominate. Russian oil production in 1955 was approximately 1,400,000,000 barrels a day. That's about one-fifth of U.S. output. This year, the Soviet has put a number of new wells into operation in the Ural- Volga region, and daily putput is above last year. Neutralist Burma is learning an oft-repeated and bitter lesson in its dealings with the Reds. Burma sold a lot of rice to the Communists, part of it in exchange for goods and services. Now the Reds are peddling that rice to Burma's chief customers at cut-rate prices. (Copyright. 1956, The Hall Syndicate, Inc.) Kitchen Kibitzing Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 and pan» 8 A better mouse fl Golf teacher 12 Atop 13 Facility 14 Uncooked 15 Turncoats 17 Sea eagle 18 German city 19 Latin cases 21 Track part 23 Small (Scot.) 24 By way o! 27 Bird 29 Heap 32 Dinner routse 34 Anointed 36 Come back 37 Remove 38 Oceans 39 Revise 41 Put on 42 Possessive pronoun 44 Wiles 46 Comfort 48 Religious maxims 53 In addition 54 Most supple 56 Follower 57 Cry of bacchanals 68 High wind 68 Correlative of neither 60 Dispatched 61 Mineral rocks DOWN 4 Show contempt 5 Beverage 6 Interweave 7 Bewildered 8 Nuisances 9 Predominated 10 Well-done, medium f\r ......,-,. 11 Possesses 16 Rodent 20 Incite 22 Peace goddess 24 Versed sine <ab.) 2."> Arrow poison 26 outlaw i property 28 Lowest point 50 Apollo's mother 31 Famous garden 33 Oxidues 3. 1 ) Stinging plant 40 Devil (\ar.) 43 Hat fishes 45 Sirup 46 Abel's brother (Bib.) 47 Preposition 48 Kxist 50 Equipment 51 Small island 52 Verbal suffixes 55 Wager i n ut W St. 59 n z i \l 4P -;» Ht w VA 10 II srn pretended publicly to be leaving it to an "open" eonvention, so did Adlai Stevenson do the same thing last week. In 1944 Truman. Wallace and Justice Doublas all were supposed to be satisfactory to FDR as vice presidential nominees, but behind the scenes the skillful work of the Late Robert Hannegan of Missouri, national chairman — with the knowledge and consent of President Roosevelt — did the trick, and Wallace was sidetracked for Truman, friend of llan- negan. This time Adlai Stevenson was confronted with a different dilemma. For many years to 1 come the stories will be told in political circles of how he hesitated to make a decision between his possible selections and finally turned to the scheme of a so-called "open" convention to get: himself off the hook. It was a clever device that helped him to extricate himself from a jam, but it left scars and wounds. It naturally will be contended by some defenders of Stevenson that he didn't dictate the selection of Kefauver and that, the convention did it in what Stevenson himself described as a "photo finish". But the strange story of that first ballot is that the careful planning of the Stevenson managers to get Kefauver nominated in a seemingly spontaneous way almost came a cropper because of the manner in which the southern delegations ganged up on Kefauver and supported Sen. Kennedy of Massachusetts. To understand what happened, it is necessary to relate that Stevenson himself, after being nominated, sat down late Thursday night with prominent leaders singly and, while endeavoring to avoid a positive selection, did nevertheless say enough negatively about the political weaknesses of nearly every man proposed as to leave no doubt that he wanted Kefauver named. Stevenson knew that Sen. Kennedy — whose father, Joseph P Kennedy, is a multimillionaire and a good contributor to the campaign funds of the Democrats — had been making for several months a vigorous and intensive canvass throughout the Democratic organizations of the country in the hope of landing the vice presidential nomination. It was the only organized effort of consequence for the vice presidential nomination. There were many stories widely circulated in behalf of Kennedy about how important it is for the Democratic Party in the North to win back some of the Roman Catholic vote it supposedly lost in 1952. Since Kennedy is a Catholic, his backers used that argument to offset any claim about a possible deffection in the South if he were named. If Stevenson had turned thumbs down on Kennedy and had openly favored Kefauver, he would have antagonized the Kennedy followers and also the supporters of Mayor Wagner of New York, another Catholic. While Stevenson said he had not made any commitments to Kefauver, nevertheless the Tennessee senator did withdraw in his favor and a few weeks ago gave a big block of votes to the former Illinois governor to help assure his nomination. So it was a tough pill to ask Kefauver's managers to swallow when they were told they must seek the vice presidential nomination in an "open" convention. How was the message — to get holihind Kefauver — conveyed to the big bosses who swung in line for him at the'opportune moment? This is an invisible phase of American politics. The word was passed down — as it always is. The tip-off came in the Illinois and Pennsylvania delegations, which on the second ballot withdrew some of the Kennedy votes and did what they foil Stevenson wanted done. It was an interesting spectacle but a contrived result. It was Adlai Stevenson's influence and the maneuvers of his own managers which brought the vice presidential nomination to 'Ksles Kefauver. That's the inside story. (Copyright, 10311, New York Heruld-Tribune, Inc.) Cyprus has been ruled by the Egyptians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, the Byzuntinc Krnpire, England, Venice and the 'links since its wrilleu history began about '.1,500 B.C. "I bet he rates better than third at the fair this time, grandpa—last year he acted like he didn't know what it was all about!" Air Cooling Has Improved U.S. Politics By HAL BOY'I.E , NEW YORK tirv-Some things a columnist might never know if he didn't open his mail: That air conditioning is responsible for a major improvement in American political practices: The liotel room in which party leaders pick a candidate no longer has to be smoke-filled. (Presumably this enables them to see the issues more clearly.) That Betty Furness, the pretty- lady icebox peddler, took a 30- dress wardrobe to the two national political conventions...but not to be outdone, Carl King, huckster for a rival TV network, showed up with 15 suits, 8 pairs of shoes, 36 shirts, 20 ties, 5 belts, 8 tiepins, and 24 sets of BVD's. That Elaine Malbin, (lie opera linger, has changed her hair style IS times this .year alone. That there are only about 125 pounds of steak on a 1,000-pound steer—which explains why most of us have to eat hamburger. That (male motorists probably 25 and 5O Years Ago Aug. 20.1931, Mayor Brenholt returned from Chi en go where IIP had been in conference with officials of Alton Railroad Co. HP announced that the railroad company would make every attempt possible to in- rorpnrale a!l improvements asked for by the City of Alton, including the planking of the levee tracks at the foot of Piasa street. Two other matters discussed with the offieials. who were S. P. Henderson, general manager;. Maurice Donahue, in (barge of maintenance of all properties, and J. At. McDonald <>f Alton, assistant to the general manager, worn installation of a safety device at Cherry street crossing and improvement of the crossing at Indiana avenue. Mrs. Emma Loo Davis, widow of John R. Davis, died in Jewish Hospital in St. Ixmis. Mrs. Davis was survived by her daughter. Mrs. Fred Haeberle, six brothers and four, sisters, Dr, Frank Worden, for 45 years a. physician in the Northside. died at his home, lf)21 Worden avenue. He was 79. He began practice the year of his marriage in 1876. Ho was elected North Alton village president and held other offices in North Alton before that village was annexed to Alton. Always intei-ested in new inventions and progressive ways of living, Dr. Worden was the first man in Madison County to own an automobile. The machine, modelled after a regular buggy style, even to having a vvhip-steefc-and toboggan, created wide New Ideas Rarest Things In Platforms By JAMES MAULOW Associated Press News Analyst SAN FRANCISCO W—The Democratic and Republican platforms —those promises of what they'll do if the voters elect them—are a combination of good intentions and plain political bunk. The prime example: Their planks on foreign policy. The rarest thing in a political platform is a new idea. You won't find a single one in the two parties' foreign policy planks if you search them from end to end. With perhaps one main exception—arms for Israel — you will find no real differences between the parties' foreign policies. From 1933 to 1953, while they ran the show, the Democrats put together a number of basic foreign policies and programs. The Republicans took them over lock, stock and barrel when they were elected four years ago. So the differences between Democrats and Republicans are on how the policies and programs, won't believe this; two-thirds of! now the property of both parties, the women in America don't drive are being handled. The Democrats automobiles. It only seems like the other third all get on the highway at the same time. That only about 25 per cent of babies born in America now are breastfed. That about 30 per cent of the life insurance policy holders in the United States are under 18. That a columnist in the Missouri State Penitentiary's monthly newspaper (We never knew a well-run prison would board a columnist) observes bitterly, "about the only way for an ex- con to make an impression today is with his fingerprints." That if a girl doesn't want too much competition while husband hunting her best bet is to go to college. Two out of three of America's 2,400,000 college students are men. That a young man seeking a wife who can keep him in the style to which he wants to become accustomed will do better to look for an heiress rather than a working girl. Only 40,000 of the 21 million American women who hold jobs outside the home earn $10,000 or more a year. That, no matter how many headaches the woes of modern life produce, the drug industry feels ready to cope with them. Does it comfort you to know there are now machines that can spew out a million tablets in eight hours? That only 1 out of every 10 people who start a diet ever get down to their desired weight—and stick to it. say they could do it better, the Republicans say they're doing fine. For example: Both Democratic and Republican foreign policy planks pledge the two parties to continue foreign aid, to help underdeveloped countries, to rely on collective security against Communist aggression, to support the U.R, to back Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist Chinese on Formosa, to oppose a seat for Red China in U.N., to continue to seek the freedom of Americans held prisoner by the Red Chinese, to work for the unity of Western Europe, to preserve peace in the Middle East, to intensify cooperation with Latin America. The Republicans refrain — in saying they will try to keep peace in the Middle East—from saying they will give arms to Israel. The Democrats pledge themselves to help arm the Israelis. The bunk in the two foreign policy planks is dished out in big chunks. The Democrats, blasting the Republicans' handling of foreign affairs, find nothing good to say about President Eisenhower's performance. And they omit any mention of this fact: That fear of war between the United States and Russia has receded greatly under Eisenhower and since his meeting with the Russians. But the Republicans, apparently hoping that voters are not too familiar with the details of foreign affairs, shovel out bunk of their own. That men, who've always had Thoy daim " internati o n a> con > ie job ol "bringinc home the niunis >»" llas shown "hesitnnce the jol bacon," now are playing a bigger role in selecting all the family groceries. Checks by .supermarkets show thai only :>2.7 per cent of sales are mafic to women shoppers alone. That a lady named Ann Necchi used 124,000 yards of thread to sew the U. S. Constitution on a iblue felt clolh 210 by 18 feet. Prayer for Our Heavenly Father, may we who are parents realize that our highest honor is that of \being heirs together of the grace of life" and thus sharing in Thy creation. May we rejoice in the ties that bind us to our children and to Thee. We thank Thee for the countless homes where there is reverence for childhood and a knowledge that it is a gift from Thee; in Jesus' name. Amen. —James Koss McCain, Dct-a- tur, Ga., president emeritus, A/.;iu.'S Scott College. • (Copyright, ta."»0. by the Divisidci o! Christian Kciucatiuu, National Council of Hie CliuiThiii ot Christ lit the U. S. A.) both at home and abroad." That's bunk. The Russians have become economically aggressive since they began talking more peacefully. They have the administration concerned by their offers of aid to backward countries, by their growing influence in the Middle Kast. The administration has found no now way to cope with them. It's relying on the tried remedies: Foreign aid and big loans. Alton Evening Telegraph Published by Alton Telegraph f a. COUSLEY Publtitier »nd Editor Published Daily. Subscription Price 30 cenu weekly by carrier; by mall •10.00 a year within 100 mllee; I14.no beyond 100 mllea. Mail suCwcrlDtloni not accepted la town* where carrier delivery la a v • 11 a b I e entered an >econd-clav> matter at the cost office ot Alton, til Act oi Congreu. March 3. 1879 MKMbfclt Ot THE ASSOCIATED PHESS The Associated Prem !• exclusively entitled lo the uie tor publication of all newi dispatch** credited to U or not otherwise credited to thti uuper and to the local new* published herein. i/ucai edvertiblnf Ratei and Contract information on application at the l'i'le.«iuph Diuineo* office III Uam Broadway Alton ill National Ad v « r t i • I n K Kepreuntallve, Went- Holllday Co.. New York, C b i e * 8 o. Detroit. interest. A source of great pleasure, it was also a j constant concern, because many times the doctor hnd to call on someone with a horse to tow in his "power buggy." The old-time, well-known family doctor left as survivors his widow, Mrs. .losepliine Worden; and two sons, Dr. George K. Worden and Fred Worden, and two daughters, Mrs. Kdna Lathy of Houston, and Mrs. Nellie Berner of St. Louis. A building permit had been issued to Herman F. Liter, for erection of a brick residence to be located on the south side of Rozier street between State and the westerly city limits. Estimated cost of the srruc'"re was $25,890. The Rev. Father George M. Link, formerly assistant pastor at St. Mary's Church, had been relieved of the pastorate of the Catholic Church at Benld in order to do post-graduate work for the degree of doctor of philosophy. While doing such work, Father Link would also be educational director of the Boy Scout Council at Springfield, for three days of the week; another three would be devoted to classes at St. Louis University. Fred Long, former superintendent of schools of Calhoun County, and Mrs. Long were patients in Jerseyville Hospital after suffering from injuries in an automotive accident on the hard road south of Jerseyville. Their five children escaped with minor injuries. A up. 20,1906 A. K. Basset) of Allon wns r-leclod president of Leffler KlfHrir- System, inrorporntod at Chir-aco, under laws of Maine, with capital stock set at S5 million. Purpose of 1h<> rnmyinny v/;is to exploit, inventions of Pnul W. Ix'ffler, originator of B method of proprllinc eler-lric railway cars with which many Altonians were familiar. Lathy I/me, ^. resident of Godfrey on thft Greene County road, sncriimbrd to a heart attack. He was a son of Dr. R. V. Long, pioneer resident of Madison County find the Alton area. As an orchardist and horticulturist, Mr. Long was widely known. Surviving him worn his wife. Mrs. Klvira Lee Lon^, and a foster daughter. Mrs. Anna Igleharl of San Antonio, now seriously ill; also a brother, G. Frank Lontr of Allon. Raiser Schiess, banker and businessman, died at aqe of 71 at his North Alton home after four years of del-lining health. He was president of Illinois Packing Co., which be was a leader in founding in 1802, and had taken an active part in organizing Alton Brick Co., and Cilizens and Alton Ranking & Trust Co., serving with all as a director. Mr. Schiess had located here in 1854, and within a few years was engaged in business as partner in the firm of Kirsch & Schiess. which continued until 1H90. Surviving him were his wife, Mrs. Matilda Rodcmeyer Schiess, and four children: Fred Schiess, the l^isses Matilda and Marie Schiess, and Mrs. W. I FT Bradley. ' A daughter was born at the George Emery home here to Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. McDonough of Kansas City. "Ross" Silver ol East Allon left for Texas, and on his return trip was to visit in Winfield, Kan., with a brother he hadn't seen in 31 years, James "yan of Alton and Miss Grace Williams of Kane were married at the home of the bride, and were to make their homo here. Miss Lucy Cotter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Cotter, became the bride of William Richards. George Bunion, 2,"i, a quarry worker from High Bridge, Ky., was gravely injured when struck near the Hop Hollow quarry by a freight train. Dr. L. M. Bowman svas attending him in St. Joseph's Hospital. An afternoon party marked the 38th birthday of Julius Hilt Jr., of North Alton. Mat liofmeier had sold his interest in a St. Clair coal mine, and with Henry Camp Sr., returned to North Alton. They had plans to open a .coal pit in Foster Township. William F. Sinclair and sons of Upper Alton had arrived at Pittsburgh after making the trip in their motorboat. William Titchenal and Miss Sadie Gvillo of Fostcrburg had been united in marriage at the home of the bride. Victor Riesel Says Ken I li or Regist ers at Chicago Fact is that one of the most vention's Rules Committee, and powerful men at the Democratic convention was neither a delegate nor a Democrat. Mildred Jeffries. UAW's women's director who was on the convention's Platform Committee. Fact is that this political sea- But most important of all for son the Republicans will cam- the moment were Reuther's 2S paign against him almost as much votes on the 44-vote Michigan as they will against the Demo-i delegation which was sehedul- cratie presidential nominee -! ed not to vote for Stevenson on- who, it will be charged, had to j the first ballot but for its "lav- Clear it with Walter". That's | orite son" Soapy Mention Wil- Walter Reuther, of course. | liams, popular pro-labor govern- Where, there is political smoke i or today there is the fiery red-head Then Walter got busy. His from Detroit. He came to Chicago early and he stayed up late. Although not a registered Democrat, and a fellow who always insists he has never attended a Democratic Party c.ub meeting, Reuther graduates summa-cum- laude this week as as one of the smoothest politicos in Chicago's harried hotels. It was none other than Reuther who sparked the final Stevenson power drive after Harry Truman blew the fuse and threatened to darken Adlai's headquarters with gloom. Confusion was as heavy as a gambler's money belt when Walter Reuther began moving late Monday, Aug. 13. He counted the delegates he controlled. There were some 50 of them and not 35 which was the original estimate. He called them together. They talked and then dispersed among their own state delegations — ranging from New York to California, with midway points in Iowa and Michigan — especially Michigan. These 50 active delegates were members of Reuther's United Auto Workers' Union and they included sue.h devoted talent as UAW Vice president Leonard Woodcock, a member of the con- suite at the Morrison Hotel was as busy as an airconditioning mechanic's repair shop. Men poured in to consult from delegations big and small. The [ phones jangled continually. Word i came that the Stevenson forces j wanted — and needed — the j first ballot nom'inalioru G o v.: Soapy Williams had to be per-' suaded to release the Michigan! delegates. I Reuther quickly took on the assignment. He really WAS the! Michigan delegation. He confer-! red with Gov. Williams on Mon-1 day night. Word out of that pri- j vate confab' reportedly was that Williams wanted a favorite son nomination as a relude to his running for the U. S.'Senate in 1958, and, possibl.y, the presidency in I960. Walter left lor other conferences and was back in a private parley with Williams on Tuesday. That night the full Michigan delegation met. Reuther's big bloc was moving on well-greased tracks. Williams went along. The Michigan delegation announced to reporters and the men hardened with th" walkie-talkie gimmicks that there would be a first ballot vote for Stevenson. Reuther had managed that easily. It broke the log jam. Next In line was the New Jersey delegation led by another hopeful of the much publicized Democratic "future", Governor Robert Meyner. The CIO of old had much influence with the Jersey chief executive. His right-hand man and industrial commissioner is Carl Holderjnan, formerly New Jersey ClO'-tihief. In fact, so much influence does the old CIO have in Jersey that you can always get an old line AFL leader in that state to rear up and cut loose on Meyner — charging favoritism, of course. The Jersey delegation voted to cast its first ballot for Stevenson and save its prodigal for some other conclave. That did it. Other delegations bgan to fall in line. Reuther then made the big try for Estes Kefauver. He bounded through hotel after hotel. He rang phonebells like his precinct workers ring doorbells. He even awakened prominent politicians in the middle of the night. Then Ueuther led a bloc of labor men, mostly of the old CIO, to Adlai Stevenson's inner sanctum. This bloc, in labor was not neutral nor was it pretending to be. The unionists had veep suggestions to make. And most of (hem were Waller's. The Democratic Party is b«s ing cheated out of at least one man's dues^Reuther may not be a registered Democrat. But he sure registered on the Democrats at their convention. I Copy right. 1836, __' e Hal1 Syndicate, Inc.) One-third of women' employes in Canada are married. Their average age is 37. MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By 10SE ™ *•""•« ternal events, A person who is dissatisfied with himself, but can find nothing to complain about, tends to seize upon catastrophies on which to vent his feelings that the world is an awful place. By pouring his pessimism on some- ihing tangible he or she relieves his or her pent-up feelings of dis- Jiair. Are incut children afraid of the dark? Anuwer: No. In earlier genera-, tions fear of the dark was quite common, but modern children are seldom bothered by such fear, due largely to more enlightened methods of handling the bed-time hour. Fear of dark is not a natural fear, but is learned by children through terrifying stories, thoughtless threats, or from the example of timorous adults. Modern children experience little of this, although a highly insecure child who is afraid of solitude may suffer much anxiety in the darkness. •& Do nome people enjoy Answer: Yes, many people do. The pleasure they derive from excitement and horror is a means of projecting personal leeliiijjis of inadequacy upon ex- (Copyrlgbt l»W». Kli>( »«alur«» S>ucUc«t». Should you analyze your Blips ol memory? Answer: It would be impractical to attempt self-analysis of all our memory slips. However, if such lapses persistently pertain to some person or situation, self-analysis may reveal that you hold a hidden distaste lor that pi'.vticular type of person or situation. For example, if you forget appointments with your dentist, you must have an unconscious fear of dental work; if you often forget to put out the garbage, you probably harbor repressed resentment against, such a menial task, inc.j

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