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August 6, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 33

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JeaneDixon's Midyear 1972 Predictions ' Don't Be Surprised to See Agnew President ' Shirley MacLaine Will Head Own Party 1 Jay Rockefeller Has Phenomenal Future Quieter Mood Will Prevail on Campuses Meany, Daley Will Change Viewpoints SEN. GEORGE MCGOVERN Financial Failures SHIRLEY MACLAINE Big Surprises PRESIDENT NIXON Revolutionary Changes RONALD REAGAN Special Honors ByJetaeDixon (c) 1072byTh«Chic»«oTribun« World Right* ftawrvtd I see President Nixon re-elected -- but only after a rough-and-tumble fight to the finish. It will be a tough, bitterly-contested election, and the Republicans will be successful only if they do not become too complacent, or take victory for granted. Voting machines will be tampered with ... ballot boxes will be lost .... many powerful political bosses will withhold their voting blocs until the very last minute . . . in general, the entire election will be an offensive affair with accusations of vote-stealing and treachery at the polls flying back and forth wildly. The blacks and the young will decide the- election, but it promises to be the most scandal-ridden, manipulated election in many years. If they are to win, the Republicans will work feverishly to get their voters to the polls ... have proper security at the precincts . . . and instruct their poll-watchers and election judges to be alert at all times. Displeased with President Nixon's devaluation of the dollar, the money manipulators of Europe will muster forces to unseat President Nixon, if at all possible. I see the support of this group thrown into the election battle against President Nixon. I see a change coming in the United States government . ·.. a gradual, then accelerated waning of power of the monied, liberal, conservative Demo- Republicans . .. from those voters who are now following Governor Wallace's "send them a message" urgings. Its full effect will be felt in 1976. SEN. GEORGE McGOVERN: Sen. McGovern has powerful forces supporting his campaign; he will become the leader of his party but will not succeed in uniting it. He knows how to delegate authority and will let subordinates handle such groups as the abortion reformers and Gay Liberationists. Sen. McGovern will continue in public office, but I do not get that he and Sen. Edward Kennedy will ever run on the same ticket, although they will work closely together on many projects. By March of 1973. the'senator will find himself with many financial responsibilities -- for I get that funds for his campaign will not have been forthcoming as promised. SPIRO T. AGNEW: Troubled times are ahead for our athletic vice president. There is still some internal dissatisfaction hi the R e p u b l i c a n party over the President's choice of running mate. Vice President Agnew is just starting his ascendancy to more demanding responsibilities. Do not be surprised to see him in the presidential chair one day, as I get that he will run for that office. ADLAI E. STEVENSON HI Changes Due in '74 August 6,1972 3C There is great success, fame and fortune ahead of him, if he will refrain from being overly f o r c e f u l . . . sometimes it is wise to count to 10 first! The first part of April 1974 will be a tremendous one, not only for him but for all America. VIETNAM: The most critical period in the United States-Soviet, relations will begin in 1975. The aim of our opposing forces is to keep the United States occupied in Vietnam until 1975. However, before that, there will be a lessening of U.S. involvement in ground hostilities in Southeast Asia, and a possible cease-fire, or Korean-type peace agreement between Hanoi and Saigon. Guerilla-like activity will continue for some time, but it will be essentially a war between North and South Vietnam with the United States very much in the background. Safeguarding the dikes is so critical to the North Vietnamese that the war would quickly grind to a stop if the dikes controlling the water, so necessary for rice crops, were to be destroyed. The USSR and Red China can give the North Vietnamese weapons of war. but they have little food to send to the North Vietnamese. Indeed, so important is the dike system that Communist propagandists planted information about it with two delegate- spokesmen at the Democratic National Convention! Most POW wives and families do not understand the tactics of our opposing forces, or how the POWs are being used for their purposes. The "begging" approach will never, but never, succeed in having our prisoners of war returned! Our opposing forces will allow the dikes to be bombed before they will release the POWs. They will hold the prisoners until they force the United States to negotiate on their terms. While I do see some sort of a cease-fire agreement for Vietnam at this time, I do not see world peace now. SHIRLEY MACLAINE: Miss MacLaine JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV Slow Starter Richard Lee Strout has big surprises in store for her public.. .maybe even for herself. . for I see her more and more active and important in politics. She will work closely with the McGovern ticket in this campaign. Unfortunately at first her political activities will be misunderstood, and much unfavorable publicity will result from her stand on unconventional issues. But Miss MacLaine will succeed where no one «»lse would. In early November Miss MacLaine will experience a huge disappointment, but I encourage her not to give up because truly wonderful things are in store for her! She is not ready to settle down yet. She will travel abroad a great deal. . .make more movies. . .and help Sen. McGovern in a fund-raising campaign to pay off his political debts. This will prove rewarding for she will begin to rearrange her own spending habits, no longer spending money on some of the trivial accouterments usually- associated with glamorous movie stars". However, she should not trust others with her investment funds, but keep a sharp eye on them herself. In 1974 I see her turning to civic and humanitarian activities in addition to her political ones. In this same year she will begin working to establish a home for orphan.- "legitimate children and unwed mother, ,'his home, or hospital, will be a lasting monument to her, and will be the outgrowth of her early work on abortion reforms and with mentally retarded children. Miss MacLaine will one day be appointed to a high government office, and in 1977 will head her own political party. Truly talented and many-faceted, this young lady is compassionate,, original, loyal, hard-working. . .most of all, she thinks big! But unless she learns to temper enthusiasm and vigor with diplomacy and common sense, she will suffer some unnecessary setbacks. And, if she is not careful, she will lose a very valuable object, of intrinsic and sentimental worth. Miss MacLaine will be married again, to a wealthy, socially prominent divorced .man. As the years pass, through her work with children and her own basic moral v a l u e s , she w i l l d e v e l o p a d e e p evangelistic attitude, and will work closely with ministers. RICHARD M. NIXON:In 1974 President Nixon will bring about legislation that will make revolutionary changes and reforms in penal institutions--promote self- rehabilitation for prisoners; supply psychiatrists, teachers, and graduate penologists where needed; and see that families of prisoners, especially children and the aged, are properly taken care of. The President will also have legislation enacted to- bring about a comprehensive p l a n f o r m e d i c a l c a r e a n d hospitalization--not only for the poor and aged, but for those in the middle income group as well. JOHN B. CONNALLY: I could almost call this Texas politico "The Sailing Diplomat". . .or "The Diplomat of Many Voyages." He is going to be a grand-slam winner! Unfortunately he will worry a lot. . .many times needlessly. In 1973 Connally will be appointed to a very high office," and I see him making many trips to China as well as other countries. The next few years will be one of the greatest periods o'f his life, but the latter part of 1975 will bring changes. His faith, intuitive sense and vision will help him tactfully to close many important breaches in inte, national relationships. Connally's vibrations indicate to me that he would also have made an outstanding minister. GOV. RONALD REAGAN: Ronald Reagan will do a great deal of international traveling for our government, and will have an ambassadorial offer in 1974. I strongly suggest that late in October this year he take special precautions for his personal safety while in foreign countries. Special honors will be accorded Gov. Reagan in October of 1974; indeed, the entire year of 1974 will be an excellent one for him. He will be very successful in partnership investments. He will emerge as a very important author when he leaves the political arena, and will one day make a fabulous motion picture which will be deeply meaningful to all humanity. In 1978 Ronald Reagan will make a big change in his life style; his most magnificent achievements will come after that. EGYPT: I get that some Russians will leave that country, but by no means all of them. Egypt will continue to have internal troubles.. .and flare-ups with Israel. I see no cessation of the Arab-Israeli war in the near future. President Sadat should take all precautions for his personal health and safety, and should be especially cautious where doctors are concerned, as there are many vibrations of danger around his life. Too, I sense that he must exercise great prudence in visiting amusement sites and strange places in late 1973 or there could be a serious misfortune. An accident looming up in 1973 might very well turn out to be a "deliberate" accident. Rockefeller is capable of changing decisions, even the course of his entire life. . . and come 1982. a revolutionary change in his life, right for that time, will actually begin the fortunes of his life. MIA FARROW: This wistful, appealing young actress, who captured the fancy of America, has many changes coming in her life. . . fortunately, more good than bad ones! 1972 will bring some upsetting situations into her personal life, but because she's capable and realistic when necessary, she will work things out satisfactorily. Desiring harmony in her own life and the lives of all around her, the absence of loved ones will always be disconcerting, Mia will not always live quietly as now in England. Her talent will blossom and she will become a truly great star to the MIA FARROW Talent Will Blossom Wh; One year ago this month Mr. Nixon made one of the most astonishing about- faces in the history of the presidency. For two-and-a-half years he had anxiously waited for his deliberately induced recession to halt inflation but things steadily got worse. New Deal economists implored him to adopt an activist policy. Instead, thp White House issued a stream of optimistic predictions while all the time unemployment and inflation rose and simultaneously a desperate balance of trade deficit developed. The latter finally triggered the Nixon switch. In a televised address to the nation August 15. 1971. Mr.Nixon knocked the dollar off gold, froze wages and prices for 90 days, and proposed a series of sweeping tax benefits for corporations and individuals. It was a turn-around from a miserable record that need not h?ve occurred. The next day stocks jumped 33 points, on the industrial average in Wall Street, the biggest rally in history. Here we are now in a presidential election in which the real issue is the "Nixon issue." How has Mr. Nixon done? The economy is only part of it Mr. Nixon is not very well liked as a person and he has a reputation for partisanship, aloofness and deviousness. He is challenged by Senator McGovern who almost seems type-cast as his opposite, patently frank, open and direct. The Senator has immense stores of argument available to him and the nation deserves a discussion of the issues. For an underdog like the senator there is only one path to the While House: atUick, attack, attack. BUT IS McGOVERN the man to do it? That we don't know. At Miami Beach he seemed to vacillate over the appointment of Larry O'Brien as national chairman. Up to the middle of last week he seemed at times to be running against Senator Eagleton rather than Mr. Nixon. The Eagleton incident was finally written off, in a dramatic scene with everybody keeping his cool and a mutual exchange of courtesies. As columnist Mary McGrory said in a memorable phrase, "For ah execution it went off remarkably well." Nobody has mourned the demise of Eagleton more noisily, incidentally, than the Republicans. SO NOW WE COME back to the economy again, prompted by the anniversary of Mr. Nixon's great turn- a r o u n d , and w o n d e r i n g if Senator McGovern can make something of it. A big new decision faces us. an historic decision, in which the differences between Messrs. McGovern and Nixon are almost as wide as over Vietnam. The fact is that economic law has been vindicated. Starting a year ago and using the tools recommended by New Deal economists like Walter Heller. Paul Samuelson. James Tobin and others, Mr. Nixon gave the country a lift. Fiscal stimulus, wage-price restraints and liberation of the dollar have worked. Testifying here the other day economist Walter Heller gratefully noted that "the U.S. economy is at long last on the move and inflation is at long last on the wane." Paul Samuelson and Ken Galbraith agreed. The most boastful notice of the economic improvement, naturally enough, comes from Mr. Nixon. But qualifications must be noted. First of all. the recovery is still tentative. The infant is still in its crib. Furthermore, it is an unbalanced recovery because Mr. Nixon threw one-sided stimulants of tax cuts to corporations rather than to individuals. Corporations got recondite things like the "accelerated investment tax credit" which the layman does not even want to understand. And rather pitifully, we think, Mr. Nixon made a great show of balancing his tax cuts by reducing social expenditures in which the very first casualty was Pat Moynihan's famous welfare program with a floor under incomes and $2400-for-a-family of four. (Mr. Nixon never had his heart in the idea, and it shocked the Tories.) The point is that what Mr. Nixon has done he has done reluctantly, and that now he has started pulling back. It reminds us of General Eisenhower. In eight years the General had three recessions which is no mean stunt in anybody's record. Every time recover,- appeared it would frighten him and he would slam on the brakes to prevent inflation with a new recession. MR. NIXON LAST month sent one of the most patronizing messages lo Congress P1P35P turn to Pago 50 MAYOR RICHARD J. DALEY. Mayor Daley and the Democratic presidential candidate will gloss over their differences and have a harmonious relationship for a while, but it will not last. Too many , promises will not be kept, and the mayor will not take their breaking lightly. I get the Mayor Daley will change his political viewpoint drastically over a disagreement between a labor group and a point of law. It will arise in September and by Election Day he will have changed his mind completely. In the long run this decision is going to prove very profitable, for by the end of 1973 I see the Chicago mayor and President Nixon will have become very good friends. If Mayor Daley does not keep his plans secret--a very trusted associate, one of his own employes--will betray him. Some subordinates will work against his best interests and may force him into an unhappy situation. Mayor Daley will contemplate retirement, but will remain politically active all his life. He will eventually hold another high office--one that will reach beyond the borders of his city and state. By that time the fiery Irishman will have become wiser, more tolerant, and more benevolent. ADLAI E STEVENSON III: The career of the freshman senator from Illinois will bring him a little discouragement the rest of this year, but dominant changes begin for him in 1974. He will be re-elected senator and start gaining recognition as an outstanding spokesman for his country. His activities will extend into civic and philanthropic affairs, one of which will be his work for mentally retarded children. In June of 1974 I feel he will be given an important assignment: somehow, some way I get that he will be working near a president at a high official level from 1974 to 1978. In 1977 and 1978 Sen. Stevenson will travel a great deal in foreign countries for our government, perhaps in a diplomatic role. I feel that an unjustifiable public attack is going to be made on Adlai Stevenson's fitness to perform his duties in the Senate. He must tread softly because he is being watched very carefully--not only by his friends, but by his enemies as well. Fame, wealth and good fortune lie ahead for this hardworking,ambitious young man--provided he is especially alert regarding his financial advisors. MEANY Danger "WALLACE Gaining point of giving 'command performances for royalty. Indeed, she will one day portray an historic queen, and despite some few early escapades, her name will be immortalized in theatrical history. Mia will have some difficulty over money matters for a while and she will never ask for help. However, as time goes by, she will acquire a great deal of wealth. Some gossip will float around her this September but she should not worry · because, after conquering a few dis-. appointments and restoring self-harmony, she will have a gay, bright, wonderful life. GEORGE MEANY: Great danger surrounds the president of the AFL-CIO. September will see bitter disputes that will cause Meany to think long and hard " about the time-honored "political traditions" organized labor! At the very last moment, he, like Mayor Daley, will change his political viewpoint. I see much trouble and misunderstanding ahead for Meany and his fellow union leaders--old rivalries renewed and old friendships split--especially from mid- September to September's end. Although he is still active and powerful, the years will soon begin to take their toll. . . and around his birthday in 1974 Meany will begin to live more quietly and benevolently. JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV: John D. Rockefeller IV has a phenomenal future, but he is a slow starter. Toward the end of this year, he will have some great disappointments, maybe even a seeming reversal in his career. But I get that they will turn out to be blessings, strengthening him for later challenges. As a result, 1974 will open golden doors of opportunity for him. Always eager to be on the move, he will want to decide hastily an important matter coming up in November or December of 1973. . . but I caution him now: do not make a move until early January of 1974. Timing is always important, but making a premature decision in this case could be catastrophic! GOV. GEORGE C. WALLACE: In April I predicted Gov. Wallace would be the target of an attempted assassination, but that he would recover to lead a new force in U. S. politics. In several of my published predictions I had urged strong security precautions. The controversial Alabaman will never walk again normally, but he will walk again, with help. I believe it is meant for him to fulfill his purpose on earth--to inject a sense of morality and honesty into politics. As the governor regains his health, he will gain in political strength also. Misunderstanding of him will lessen and world opinion of him will change. EDUCATION; A quieter mnod wili prevail on most college campuses as the message, "Volence is nonproductive!" penetrates the minds of serious students. Then will rome a turn toward lasting values, the freedoms we cherish in this countrv. FINAL SHOTS: Prime Ministers Indira Ghandi of India and Golda Meir of Israel will continue in power. The political stars of Leonid I. Brezhnev of the USSR and Willy Brandt of West Germany will dim a bit. Mayor John Lindsay will not be as politically active by the end of the '70's I see a successful year for actors George C. Scott and Carroll O'Connor. I se? the Boston Celtics remaining in Boston and the Baltimore Celts steadfast in Baltimore despite the changes in ownership.

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