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August 6, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 82

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Crossword Puzzle CRYPTOQUIP Today's Cryptoquip clue: C equals 0 V A M S A Y Y A J H W W M V S C P I V J H T I A S C P B J A B A S M W H T J B Answer for Sunday, July 30, Cryptoquip: ALASKAN TRAIL DOGS TAKE EARNED REST IN LONG SUMMER LULL. ACROSS 1. Surfeited 6. Ram down 10. Deceit 14. An adit 19. Musical pauses 20. Exchange ' - premium 21. Trick 22. Famous Parisian couturier 23. Therapeutic preparations 25. Branch of medicine 27. Roman road 28. Roman procurator ofJudea 30. Germ 31. Wings 32. Negative particle 33. Prong 34. To chatter (colloq.) It. Waste allowance 31. Old times (archaic) 39. Percussion instrument 4». Sense organs 4!. Bit of soot 44. Distend 47. Surgical instrument 41 Dweller K. Size of type 67. 54. Carbon diamond 55. Sutures 57. Roman magistrate 58. Prescribed amount 59. Blue 60. Body of Moslem scholars 62. Privy to 63. Table scrap 64. Ransom 65. Paralysis of lower half of body Used in administration of oxygen 68. Highway 69. Sabin, et al. 75. Closet for provisions 78. Leather moccasin 81. Level to the ground 82. An ant 83. Weather word 84. Short fort pathological condition 85. Mrs. Hobby 87. Ireland 88. Mythical Norse giant (var.) 89. Sophia Loren -- 90. Human being 92. Moslem hostile to Crusaders 94. Conductor 95. City in Oklahoma 97. St. Paul's, etal. -(abbr.) 98. Ardor 99. Letter addenda 102. French seasons 104. Fictional Padre 105. Obstacle 106. Warp yarn 109. Unsortcd \vhcaten flower 111. Old World forage crop 113. American general 115. He loved an Irish Rose 116. Medical specialty 119. Surgeon's concerns 121. Educate 122. Biblical region 123. Donate 1I4. Medieval helmet 125. Irish clans 126. Baseball team 127. Affirmative votes 128. Thrashes Presidents of Manifest Destiny By Patterson Patrick DOWN 1. It consists of gray matter and white matter 2. Musical direction 3. Flower 4. Agitate 5. 'Wintertime in New York 6. Accusing 7. Nimble 8. Ancient weight 9. After death (L.) 10. Sign of hit play 11. Wheel naves 12. Possession of value 13. Measuring .devices 14. New York or Norfolk (abbr.) 15. Scarlett's home 16. Useful 17. Kind of anesthetic 18. Pondered 24. Think 26. Dropsy 29. Comfort 33. Carry 35. Arises 37. A cannula (Surg.) 39. Stadium . attendance 40. Doctor's aide 41. Stone pillar 43. Made neat 44. Part of a pedestal 45. Musical prince 46. Endure 47. The heart 48. Pitcher 50. to ring 51. Word from the Cross 52. California rockfish (var.) 54. Time to retire . 56. More chic 59. Plural of penny 61. On the left side 64. Biblical name 66. A ballad 67. African fly 69. Support 70. Possess 71. European river 72. French friends 73. French town 74. Stirrup · (obs. var.) 75. Science of the mind 76. Egyptian singing and dancing girls 77. None (dial) 78. Body of water 79. Poker stake 80. Coconut fiber 84. Recovery room sound 86. First-class .89. Wampum 91. Niter: comb. form 93. Aconite 94. Andean .ruminant 96. Gambling house employee 98. Hardens 99. Agreements 100. Gape 101. Leather thong 103. A fine porcelain. 105. Biblical name 106. Crushing snake 107. French psychologist 108. Overmatches 110. Entrance 112. Minced oath 114. English author 115. French river 117. Those in power 118. Periods of time (abbr.) 120. Flap Five of the six post-Civil War Presidents were born in Ohio and served as Union Army officers during the war. Fourth in this line of succession--Chester Arthur, historically the fourth, disrupted the "Ohio dynasty" by being born in Verm o n t -- w a s B e n j a m i n Harrison, who had the residency and military qualifications but little else to recommend him for the Presidency. One undistinguished terni as a U. S. senator had been Harrison's only prior political post, and after failing to be re-elected he returned to his lucrative corporation law practice in Indianapolis, a self-described "dead duck." But destiny, ever resourceful, took a strange turn when it found the P r e s i d e n t i a l c u p b o a r d a l m o s t e m p t y a t t h e Republican convention at ·Chicago in 1888. James G. Blaine, a chronic victim of presidentitis, was the most popular and most influential Republican, but he was unwell and vacationing in Scotland. But, when a deadlock developed between John Sherman of Ohio and Walter Q. Gresham of Indiana, party leaders wired Blaine for advice. "Take Harrison" Blaine cabled. CHARLESTON, W.VA . The convention took Harrison, and Republican supporters, masterminded b y a s t u t e N a t i o n a l Republican Party Chairman Matt Quay, took him on to the Presidency. Industrial interests, fearful of President Cleveland's low-tariff stand and pressed relentlessly by Republican campaign managers--"Fry the fat out of the protected industries," Quay ordered--made unprecedented contributions to Republican Party coffers. Even so, Cleveland outpolled Harrison by more than 100,000 votes, although Harrison was an easy winner in the electoral college, 233 to 168, when he got the pivotal votes of New York. The rigidly pious Harrison was so overcome election night by his political r e s u r r e c t i o n t h a t h e declared, "Now I walk with God. Providence has given us the victory." Matt Quay, told of Harrison's remark, was angered. "Think of the man," Quay exclaimed. "He ought to know that Providence hadn't a damn thing to do with it." Then, in a sobering afterthought, Quay said that Harrison "would never know how close a number of men were compelled to approach the gates of the penitentiary to make him President." In a long, rambling inaugural address reminiscent of his grandfather's inaugural speech .48 years before, Benjamin Harrison .(Administration: March 4,1889-March 3,1892) Harrison advocated a high protective tariff, stricter immigration laws, warned that a treasury surplus was a "serious evil" that should be applied to the redemption of the public debt--Harrison inherited a debt of $1,664,461 536.22 which his Administration reduced slightly--and. aggressively restated the Monroe Doctrine as America's foreign policy. The two major measures passed in Harrison's Administration were the Sherman Silver Purchase Act, which caused a gold drain which in turn led to the Panic of 1893, and the McKinley Tariff Act, which practically eliminated foreign competition with the highest tariffs in the nation's history, causing a general upward spiral in prices for consumers. Money had been the main factor in Harrison's election and U remained the key to his administration. More than 20 multimillionaires held Senate seats, and Harrisons first Congress became the first one to ap- E ropriate more than $1 illion dollars. When Democrats dubbed it the "Billion-Dollar Congress," Republican Houst Speaker Thomas B. Reed cynically retorted that "This is a billion-dollar country!" Secretary of State Blaine meanwhile carried out a vigorous and forward- looking foreign policy. The f i r s t Pan-American Conference met in Washington, and a treaty for the annexation of Hawaii--whose Queen Liliuokalani had been removed from her throne by a group of Americans--was one of the last measures President Harrison sent to the Senate before he was replaced in the Presidency by the man he had replaced. A cold, aloof man of medium height, Harrison was often impatient and abrupt to the point of rudeness when receiving callers. When Speaker "Czar" Reed was exhorted to get on the Harrison "bandwagon," he lar- donically retorted, "You should say 'ice wagon.' " A direct descendant of a distinguished lineage going « back to 17th-century Virginia colonial days, Harrison paid scant attention to his a n c e s t r y preferring the path 'of religious devotion taught him by his m o t h e r , Elizabeth Irwin Harrison. "I pray for you daily," she wrote to him while he was in college, "that you may be kept from sinning and straying from the paths of duty." Many · questioned Benjamin Harrison's concept of duty, but no one could reasonably question his dedication to it. Nor was there ever the slightest whisper against the moral behavior of the man who taught a men's Sunday school class in Indianapolis for 40 years, who led his regiment in prayer during the war, who conducted a daily prayer session in the White House and who was the nation's only Presbyterian President elected by the Republicans until Dwight Eisenhower became the second one in 1953. Copyright 1972, Los Angeles Times , Sunday Gazette-Mail

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