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Eight Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Writer Doubts Job of President Is 'Killer' By. LYLE C. WILSON United Press Staff Corrcspondenl WASHINGTON (UP — President Eisenhower's bouncy recovery from a mild stroke probably makes it all right to mention the fact that this business about the presidency being a man-killing job is mostly hokum. Six • presidents have died in office, three of them by gunshot. The average age was 68 years, might close to the alloted three score and ten. The survival age • after leaving office is around 14 years, as of now. The man-killer myth is founded partly on the self-pity of some presidents during and after their terms of office. Your correspond ent began observing presidents closely when Calvin Coolidge was in office and had a peek or two at Wcodrow Wilson before that. He has seen presidents who were having their bad clays or weeks. But so do golfers, ball players and plain working stiffs have had bad days and weeks. Some of them die comparatively young. FDR Needed Rest FDR didn't look so good toward the last, but he was full of boom clear through his second term. Mr. Big was around considerably longer than most and sought a fourth nomination when he would have been better advised to seel: hospital rest. Counting the pay, the loose hours and fringe benefits, the presidency is not a bad job at all. Plenty of selfless patriots always are eyeing the White House. There isn't one among them who would be likely to grab for a job •which really killed. Presidents are not the only public officials who.get to feeling sorry for themselves. Members of Congress get the blues, especially j Senators, being generally older. Sometimes, when a Senator passes on you would think he had been taking all of his meals at his desk, and sleeping on it. to boot, to hear his colleagues tell it. There hasn't been so much of that since Sen. Royal S. Copeland (D-N.Y.) departed. Copeland was a medical doctor. It was his custom to sound off considerably back in the 20's and 30's when a colleague died. It always was overwork, although in some instances it easily could have been bootleg liquor, over-eating or other ovisr-indulgence. A former Republican governor of Pennsylvania suggested to your correspondent in London, Eng., on Aug. 3, 1923 that the death of Warren. Gamaliel Harding the previous day probably could be attributed to bad whisky. There is no evidence, however, that Harding eviir had to cope with really bad hooch. Copeland Could Act Copeland held always thai it was overwork that killed senators, and he would put on quite a show. He did it over the years and held his audiences until the day he proposed to do something about it. Copeland wanted to mak«i Senate working conditions better. To start, he wanted to knock out the wall back of the presiding officer, extending the Senate chamber through the marble room to an outside wall of glass. "Let the sunlight in upon us," Copeland declaimed. "Let the sunlight in." The late Sen. Claude Swanson (D-Va.) at once endorsed the project subject to solution of this ! problem which he put to Copeland: j "How will you compel the sun to shine in from the north?" Six Burn to Death in Ohio Factory MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (UP) —Fire, set off by an overt throughout the night, first found | ry, was quoted as saying he acci- hospital bed. Cuddihy, \vlio receiver burns on Thursday Evening, December !i, 19Sf; it was to ]ale." the bodies of four woman, all be-j dentally started the fire. Heved to have been employes ofj "When I turned around for a the eyes and face, said he called the company, and a num. Shortly!pair of pliers, I knocked over a;tht fire department and tried to!screaming, but I could not before dawn, the remains o£ the. heating stove," he said from a warn others in the bui:ding. "Bat I them," he said, sixth victim, a woman, were located. 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