TOTJMPAT, TOLY M. MM HM Ufe *f Adiai St«y«nton— 'Political Magic' Woven by 'Humility, Integrity, Charm/ Stevenson Says (Lmit of Serin) SPRINGFIELD, III. Wi — Three close associates of Oov. Adlal Stevenson recently were Bskeri separately for capsule explanations of his political magic. , The replies, each reduced to a word, were "humility," "integrity" and "personal charm." The fact Is (hat Stevenson is a rounded, complex man' of diverse I appeals, , The quality that mirrors widely the facet* of his nature is an unusual girt with words, a. genius for communicating lucidly what he stands for to all u T ho would know. Here is a kernel of his political • philosophy as related to a New York audience in telling "the kind of Democrat I am": "I don't like interference with free markets, free men and free enterprise, I like freedom to succeed or fail. But I also know that there can be no real freedom without economic justice, social justice, equality of opportunity and a fair chance for every individual lo make the most of himself, "American Is Sensible" "I am not worried about ruinous reaction on the one hand or radical misadventure on the other, because the American individual is a very sensible fellow . . ." Some of his expressions on important Issues: COMMUNISM—"Communism resolves no anxieties. It multiplies them. It organizes terror. It is without spiritual conte.nl or comfort It irovldes no basic security . . ." I, INFLATION". . . As sinister as h enemy as Stalin and far more subtle . . . ." "Time Is One of Torment" RELIGION—"Ours Is a time of torment, trial and challenge. . . . In the tense struggle for peace on which rests peace itself, the mighty and mightily neglected power of the verities of religious faith is our shield and sword.." TAXES— "The tax burden In this country is due largely to the national defense effort. I would say that- perhaps It I* wiser to spend money, even in what appears to be excessive quantities, to buy in- Blirance than It would to risk war ,tmd the cost of rebuilding the house." CORRUPTION—"Where we have erred, let there be no denial; where we have wronged the public trust, let there be no excuses. Self-criticism Is the secret weapon of democracy, and candor and cori- Jusslon are good for the politica! Boul." 6TATES RIOHTS--"It must not be forgotten that the states are the Bource of ill federal sovereignty, that are the creators, not the cre- Mted. The federal government was 'brought into being by th'em to Verve their ends—not as an end Itself. . ." Some observers regard Stevenson's divorce as a political liability. They differ ax to the extent of its effect on voters. In 1949. Mrs. Stevenson obtained » divorce on the grounds of mental cruelty. The decree dissolved » marriage that lasted 21 years. . Stevens?!! blamed "the Incompatibility of our lives" for the divorce action. She Declines Commfnt Mrs. Stevenson refused to comment on reports that she disliked her public role as Illinois' first lady. Stevenson credits his record as governor to the men around him. He once haid that his original cabinet in Illinois, "m»n for m»n. is perhaps the ablest ever assembled in a state government." For his personal staff, Stevenson selected a set or youthful men. Closest to his elbow is Carl McGowan, who at 40 is one of th« oldest of the group. McOqwan. former law professor at Northwestern University, served as a special assistant to Navy Undersecretary Ralph Bard during World War II. Man Reflects Self That Stevenson's speeches and statements reflect the qjan is no accident. He writes them from scratch himself, or painstakingly recasts the drafts of aide into hJs own mold. A ready Knit of humor that Stevenson frequently turns on himself will help relieve the strain ahead. He broke the tension of the Illinois delegation pre-convention caucus In Chicago by telling a story to illustrate how he then felt about a Democratic nomination lor president. It went like this: A preacher «slted those In the congregation who want to go to heaven to stand up. All stood except one man. The minister then asked all who wanted to go to hell to stand. The man still sat. Where do you want to go?" the preacher asked, "I want to stay right where I am." the stubborn one replied. Water Tank Nets Texas Oilman More Money than 'Black Gold' OLD GLORY. Tex. «! _ There's ! a farmer near here who makes! more money selling water than ] he makes from the 11 oil wells on ! his farm. Moreover. Carl Hunt's water comes from just one spring-fed tank. The water Is sorely needed by the oil companies, not only for their drilling operations on his own farm but also in other parts of Stonewel! County. Hunt has been selling water to oil companies since June, 1950, which is just about a month before the first producing oil well was discovered in Jhls West Texas field. Oil companies furnish their own pumps ann two-inch lines for taking water from the tank to their drilling rigs. Money paid lor the water is clear profit. Hunt isn't saying just how much money he's made selling water— except that his "water profits" alone have paid for his farm. Hunt's cattle also drink from the spring.fed tank. At one time water was pumped from the tank to the : city lake which supplies Asper-! mont. the county seat, when Aspermont's supply fell critically low. Finally, Hunt has stocked the tank, with channel cat. bass and ciappies. When he has time, he goes fishing. A TREAT WORTH REPEATING KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY ALL FULL 4 YEARS OLD KM SMK Bn* CMUT. 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