Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on September 10, 1972 · Page 121
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 121

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, September 10, 1972
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Crossword Puzzle CRYPTOQUIP Today's Cryptoquip due: F equals D I M Y Z X C N I E X F X G P N H C Y E K M F G Z C N H K I C T N M G G T H P I G P N X X P G Answer for Sunday.September 3, Cryptoquip TWO BEWILDERED EWE LAMBS TRAMPED OVER YON POISON IVY. ACROSS 51. Don't be 96. Sensed 3. Decoration 39. Genus of 76. Morning 1. Near this 97. Persian in knight- ground receptions (dial.) in the rug hood beetles 77. Let it 5. Virulent army 98. Certain 4. Female 40. Noted . stand 10. Resounds 52. Dispatch auto- turkey penologist 78. Bridge 15. Frightful 53. Capital of mobiles 5. Grind 41. Word triumphs giant Yemen 100. Foes down on 79. Climbing 19. Business 55. Cozy 102. Ignores again the plant letter 56. The 103. Girl's 6. Coral wall (var.) abbr. law name island 42. Chief 80. Icelandic 20. Babylo- thing 105. Ireland 7. t.'n- performer tales nian 57. To befit (poss.) adorned 44. Musical 83. Pallid hero 59. A crown 10G. Whirls 8. India, study 85. Scandina- 21. Eagle's 61. Girl's 107. 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Employ 495 AM-HIRI- liinr of Noltiliiui: ft'A minute* 19 25 W^ i t I 7 z H 40 3 . , M 1 | m \ r ii m m 03 i HH * ' .u '%?/ 82 --·I 93 09 ' m p J 2O W? 9 ^ 9 1 % " m 74 4 /K" 04 ' H- 41 9 m m 3 OO H o 8 if 64 H OS '·:-. 8 il 29 m 53 m s \ '% w 'H: 30 m m 'W/ M, HI M. 01 'M "/M m M. 10 21 25 4» ^ SJ 4 m 6, 9 4 a ii w 56 53 * J b 0 ^: 2O 11 3\ w 42 HI 9, 9, s m. 2 15 J ' W 4* 66 9, 77 m 06 ,4 4i m ^ ^o nw/6 02 H w 26 SO 9 60 m. 7 m m * zz ?// 18 55 W 67 $, 91 m 2| Z5 29 IS 32 61 M 78 86 ' J n 44 M, 79 m 4 18 W/ 45 w, SO M * 1 1 1 ( ] 1 t f \ t f F t Presidents of Manifest Destiny By Patterson Patrick CHARLESTON, W.VA The last months of Theodore Roosevelt's first term found him intensely involved in the intricate international maneuvering necessary to begin the construction of the Panama Canal--a high-handed feat Roosevelt a l w a y s cons i d e r e d h i s c r o w n i n g presidential achievement. The Spopner Act of 1902 had authorized $40 million to purchase the canal rights then held by a bankrupt French company. Panama was a province of Colombia, however, and Colombian officials were proving balky about signing a contract with the new lessee. To get a r o u n d this i m p a s s e , Roosevelt q u i e t l y e n - couraged a Panamanian revolt. Three days after the bloodless coup began, the United States formally recognized the Republic of Panama, and to make sure that Colombian officials interpreted the situation correctly, President Roosevelt dispatched warships to p a t r o l both coasts of Panama. As Jefferson had done in negotiating the Louisiana Purchase, and Lincoln had done in issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, Roosevelt acted without the prior consent of Congress. "I took the Isthmus," he said later, "started the c a n a l , a n d t h e n l e f t Congress--not to debate the canal, but to debate me." Although world opinion was sharply critical of this raw display of "gunboat diplomacy," Roosevelt turned his boundless energy and diverse talents to setting up a provisional government in the Philippines headed by the able William H. Taft, to bluffing Great Britain and Germany out of Venezuela and Germany out of French Morocco and to bringing the Russo-Japanese War to an end by the Treaty of Portsmouth in September, 1905. For these efforts on behalf of world peace, Roosevelt received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. The last two years of Roosevelt's Presidency were relatively barren legislatively, largely as a result of his self-declared "lame duck" status, but his popularity remained as strong as his bouncy personality. "I saw two tremendous f o r c e s o f n a t u r e , " Englishman John Morley wrote on returning from the United States. "One was Niagara Falls and the other the President of the United States." President Roosevelt threw his powerful support to his friend and secretary of war, William H. Taft, in the election of 1908, and the portly Ohioan gave perennial Democratic candidate William J. Bryan a sound thumping with a popular plurality of 1.25 million votes. But, Roosevelt soon became critical of what he f e l t were T a f t ' s non- progressive policies, particularly his kowtowing to Theodore Roosevelt Second Administration: Mar. 4, 1905-Mar.3, 1909 entrenched business interests, and in a widely publicized speech early in 1912, he announced that "my hat is in the ring." Roosevelt's chief appeal had always been his personal magnetism rather than his political policies and he made blatant use of his charisma at the Republican convention in Chicago, keeping a firm grip on more than one-third of the 1,078 delegates who renominated President Taft. These dissidents reconvened in August, quickly formed the Progressive Party and named Roosevelt and Hiram Johnson of California as their candidates. Bouncing about the country, trumpeting that "I feel fit as a bull moose," R o o s e v e l t ' s c o c k y enthusiasm was as con r tagious as the common cold. One of the better-known and better-informed victims of the Rooseveltian virus, author and editor William Allen White, trying to rationalize his bolting of the GOP for a plainly losing cause, said, "Roosevelt bit me and I went mad." In the general election, 4,119,537 other American males "went mad," giving Roosevelt 634,557 more votes than President Taft received, and making Democrat Woodrow Wilson, a minority President of the United States with 6,293,454 votes. It was downhill the rest of the way for the world- famous "Rough Rider." He deserted the Progressive Party to support Republican Charles Evans Hughes in his losing fight against President W i l s o n in 1916. R o o s e v e l t b i t t e r l y denounced Wilson for trying to remain neutral in World War I, just as he had berated President M c K i n l e y ' s pacifist policies prior to the Spanish-American War. He made an emotional appeal to Wilson to permit him to form a "Roosevelt Division" to fight in France, but the President predictably and sensibly rejected the offer. Suffering from inflammatory rheumatism and tropical fever incurred during an exploring expedition in the Brazilian jungle following the "Bull Moose" f i a s c o , a n d saddened by the death of his son Quentin in an aerial fight in France, Roosevelt died suddenly of an arterial blood clot at the age of 61 in his Oyster Bay home. The Republican platform of 1892 had called for the achievement of the Manifest Destiny of the Republic in its broadest sense. As asst. secretary of the Navy and as Vice President, Roosevelt had been such an ardent and vocal advocate of American expansionism that President Charles Eliot of Harvard called Roosevelt and his friend and mentor, Henry Cabot Lodge, "degenerated sons of Harvard." Roosevelt modified his jingoistic tendencies under the sobering influence of the Presidency. Nevertheless, he was almost single- handedly responsible for linking the earth's two greatest oceans with an international waterway, for forcing the world's great powers to recognize the United States as an equal and for indicating a new spirit of nationalism that carried his nation to the pinnacle of world power within two decades of his death. Sunday Gazette-Mail

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