Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 20, 1972 · Page 91
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 20, 1972
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Crossword Puzzle "LiPIEBRIAlL Z AN 45H lAMOIRI CRYPTOQVIP Today's Cryptoqulp clue: 0 equals R VXCt Q S W S C J X M N N B WSQAXOU W S Q A X B M N I O F S O F S C V I S G C I G B J X I T Answer for Sunday, August 13, Cryptoquip: CRASS PRIDE AND PREJUDICE IGNORE OTHERS' JUST RIGHTS. ACROSS 1. "Call Me -- " 6. Lieutenant of John Paul .lones 10. -- homo 14. Very rich man 19. Ancient tribe of Britons 20. Persia 21. Sonny and -22. City in 31 Across 23. Bitter white substance 24. Sell 25. Mata -26. Hindu queens 27. -- a Grecian Urn 28. French season 29. Itivcr in Poland 30. 'Musical Croups 31. Corn- husker State 34. Girl's name 36. Peer Gym's mother 39. Droops 40. College degrees 42. Chemical clement 43. Small rug 46. Dish of cooked fruits 48. Granny and square 50. Cotton State 52. Gives birth prematurely 53. Hurries 55. Kays 56. Networks 57. Capital of Yemen 58. Bivalve molhisk 60. Portents 61. Fish sauce 62. Evicts 63. Animation 65. Sainte (abbr.) 66. -- Park. Colorado 68. Krie, for one 70. The sun 73. A great quantitv 76. Bosses " 78. Comfort 82. The black v u l t u r e 84. Wriggling 85. Heap 8U. Diminishes 87. Shoestrings 89. Young pilchard 91. Ocean vessels 92. Mounted men-at- arms 94. Relative 95. Migration 9(i. A depot (abbr.) 97. Facts 99. Bar offering 100. The Ued 101. Kiver between 5 and 14 Down 102. Word of honor 104. Teacher 107. Old World sandpiper 110. Chest sounds 112. A sauce for fish 113. Bra/.iliitn seaport 117. Vegetable caterpillar 118. Doctrines 119. American novelist. 120. A witch's sailboat' 121. Dogma 122. Supplements 123. Dver's vat 124. Pines and Wight 125. The palm cockatoo 12G. Challenge 127. Soap- frame bai- rn. Approaches DOWN 1. Venus of -2. Sour substance 3. Low sand hill 4. Negative ion 5. The North Star State 6. To t u r n aside 7. Biblical name 8. Howling alleys 9. Conclusion 10. To increase (ol)s. ) 11. Amulet 12. Oats or wheat 13. Colon}' on the Reel Sea 14. The Sioux State 15. Genus of ground beetles 16. Biblical name 17. The Buck- eve State 18. Food fish 29. Wooden shoe 32. Winks the eye 33. The Sunflower State 35. Salts 36. Nest-building fish 37. Late drama critic 38. Overact 41. Degrees 43. Ship's officers 44. Catkin 45. Splint for armored skirt 47. Cost 48. German metaphysician 49. Clip suddenlv 51. Cheat 53. Squabbles 54. A spikelet 57. A leather 59. Sultan's decree 62. Oklahoma Indian 64. Those in office 67. The Coyote State 69. Inclines 70. Pouts 71. Female figure in prayer posture 72. Opera heroine 74. Ardor 75. Ancient Asi;'i country 76. Seasoned 77. Prong 79. Close (poetic) 80. Twilled worsted fabric 81. Ancient chariot 83. Entreat 86. The Kadger State 88. Asterisk 90. Takes out 91. Cafeatt-- 93. Having a history 95. Orisons 98. The largest state 100. French schools 102. Pumpkin eater 103. Man's name 105. Custom 106. Elevate 107. Bve-bvc 108. Pitcher 109. California rockfish (var.) 111. Being 114. A tissue 115. Avouch 116. Minus 119. Neon - timnof fiiliiimti: fil 28 53 22m 48 33 41 53 76 85" 34 4V 77 42 VI id 6U 86 \5 41 Ti 01 44 So 13 CHARLESTON, W.VA. Presidents of Manifest Destiny By Patterson Patrick Gold versus silver was the main feature in the presidential election of 1896 as gold standard-bearer William McKinley spoke composedly and conservatively from the front porch of his honeymoon home in Canton, Ohio, to large crowds brought to him by excursion trains, while silverite Democrat William Jennings Bryan roamed the nation in a horatory, fist-pounding, whistle-stop campaign. McKinley's audiences were delivered partly prepaid by the $3 .million campaign fund raised by wealthy industrialist Mark Hanna, Ohio political boss and McKinley's political mentor and dedicated admirer. Though this was the largest campaign fund up to that time, it is dwarfed by comparison to the $40 million expected to be spent on President Richard Nixon's 1972 re-election drive. Bryan's famous "Cross of Gold" speech had stirred the Democratic convention delegates to a near-religious frenzy and his glib diatribes against the moneyed interests and trusts kept his adherents aroused to a feverish pitch. But times w e r e n o t good a n d McKinley's implied promise of "a full dinner pail" app a r e n t l y carried more weight with the majority of the electorate, for'he won easily with 65 per cent of the e l e c t o r i a l v o t e s . An encouraging democratic feature of the election was that 13.862.789 men took the trouble to go to the polls. This was a two million increase over the previous election and the greatest four-year increase thus far. Interestingly, McKinley had a long record of am- bivalency on the gold versus silver issue, and he wanted to base his campaign on his advocacy of the high protective tariff. But, when Bryan came out so dramatically for free silver, McKinley was astute enough to realize that "sound money," not the tariff, was the ' attention- grabbing matter," that gold was the only sound specie and that Mark Hanna was the man who could help him sell the idea to the people. McKinley had a lifelong habit of attracting the favorable attention of prominent people and an ingratiating personality that kept the goodwill of the numerous friends he made. As the 19-year-old mess sergeant of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer I n f a n t r y , he caught the attention of the 23rd's commander, Col. R u t h e r f o r d Hayes, by driving wagons loaded with hot food and coffee into the thick of the fray at the Battle of Antietam. McKinley won a battlefield promotion for this, got successive promotions for valor under William McKinley ( F i r s t Administration: March 4,1897- March 3, 1901) fire and finished the war with the rank of major. Following 10 years of law p r a c t i c e , a w e a l t h y marriage, the loss of his two daughters in childhood and the subsequent invalidism of his w i f e , 14 years in Congress, two terms as governor of Ohio, a weak presidential candidacy in 1888, a strong one in 1892 and a winning one in 1896, William McKinley stood on t h e C a p i t o l s t e p s i n Washington's bright but chii- ly sunshine to deliver the nation's 32nd i n a u g u r a l address. It was a rambling 3.967- word speech--about midway in length between the shortest, Washington's 135- word second inaugural, and the l o n g e s t , W. H. Harrison's 8,445 words--but McKinley placed special emphasis on a policy of noninterference in foreign affairs ("We want no wars of conquest)", and he was so concerned over the $186 million debt incurred during Cleveland's second term that he called Congress into immediate special session to "put the government upon a s o u n d f i n a n c i a l a n d economic basis." Within little more than a year, however, McKinley would be pressured into making a decision which caused him to fail to achieve either of these laudable aims. This decision was the President's request to Congress for a declaration of war against Spain. The Cuban people, trying to throw off the yoke of tyrannical Spanish rule, had so s o u g h t A m e r i c a n i n - tervention since 1895. Cleveland had avoided involvement, though his patience was taxed, but McKinley would not be so fortunate. Pro-war propaganda by newspaper p u b l i s h e r s William R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer aroused war fervor and kept it high by "yellow journalism" gimmicks. Then in February, 1898, the battleship Maine blew up in Havana Harbor, k i l l i n g 260 seamen and boosting the war mania to feverish intensity. Six weeks later, the President -asked Congress to declare war. As wars go. the Spanish- American War was one of m a n k i n d ' s g r e a t m i s matches. Tfius, in his second annual report nine months later, President McKinley told Congress that the Stars and Stripes were waving over Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Philippines by the signing of the Treaty of Paris. The American Flag was not flying tranquilly over the P h i l i p p i n e s , h o w e v e r , because the Filipinos could see little advantage in exchanging a Spanish for an American master. Many prominent Americans, inc l u d i n g m e m b e r s o f McKinley's Cabinet, agreed that the Filipinos should be left alone. The President did not agree. "The currents of destiny are flowing through the hearts of the American people," he said. Without waiting for Senate ratification of the treaty--it finally passed with a single vote to spare--President McKinley, proclaiming an A m e r i c a n p o l i c y o f "benevolent assimilation," ordered a military force to take possession of the Philippines. Shielded by American armor, A m e r i c a n Imperialism had invaded Asia. Sunday Gazette-Mail

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