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Civil Wor Centennial Political Sailing Smooth For Lincoln As Chase Bows Out As Candidate By MERTON T. AKERS United Press International .Salmon Portland Chase made his bid for the Presidency in February, 1864. His yearning for the White House was no secret and had hot been for four years. He had been a candidate for the Republican nomination against Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He still was in 1864, although he was secretary of treasury under the man who had beaten him at the Chicago convention. The former governor of Ohio was the darling of the Radical Republicans in Congress who increasingly opposing were Lincoln as his first term influences which will oppose him." . , 2—If he were reelected "the cause of human liberty, and the neared its close. He was a powerful man in the Lincoln administration — made so largely by the fact that he had 10,000 Treasury jobs to dispense. He gave these jobs to his political friends. Lincoln seldom interfered. By 1864 Chase operated a political machine which carried a good deal of weight. But Lincoln.was running', too. He had not announced his candidacy but had written to Elihu Washburne, an Illinois congressman, the previous October that "a second term would be a great honor and a great labor which together, perhaps, I would not decline, if tendered." Tradition.was against a second term. No President since Jackson in the 1830s had won a second term. By the end of February 1864 legislatures and conventions in 14 states had declared for Lincoln;as the Republican nominee for a second term. The time had come for Chase "to skin or hold a leg," as Lin coin might have put it. "Secret Circular" Chase's move came in early February. It was in the form of a "secret circular". The sole signer was Sen. Samuel C. Pomeroy of Kansas, a Radical Republican and an abolitionist of long standing. The circular probably was the joint effort of Sens.-Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, Henry Winter Davis of Maryland and Ben Wade of Ohio and Rep. Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsylvania. All were Radicals..The circular said only that it was distributed on . behalf of a "Committee of Prominent Senators, Representatives and Citizens." It soon became known as the "Pomeroy Circular." The anonymous politicians made five points in the circular: 1—The reelection of Lincoln not only was undesirable but impossible "against the union o dignity of the nation (would) suffer" and "the war, . .con- Jo Stafford Show tinue to languish . . . till the public debt shall become a burden too great to be borne." 3—The government had grown "to such an enormous extent" that the "one-term principle" was "absolutely essential." 4—"We find united in the Hon. Salmon P. Chase more of the qualities needed in a president . . .than are combined in any other available candidate. . ." 5—Unexpected popularity and rength for Chase amazed sven his warmest admirers." Closes With Pica It closed with a plea for his lends to organize and to go to ork for Chase. Copies of the "secret" publi- ation began to reach the White ouse as early as Feb. 6. It roke into print Feb. 20 in the ational Union and on Feb., 25 i the National Intelligencer, oth Washington newspapers. Publication put Chase on the jot. The treasury secretary 3viously was running agains' is chief, an impossible politi a! situation. Chase could plead ignorance o longer. After the circular ppeared in the Union he wrote Lincoln. Until he read it in the Un on, Chase wrote "I had no nowledge of the existence o his letter." He went on to say that some f his friends had approached im earlier about his being a andidate and that he had saic icn it might destroy his use illness as secretary of treas ry. Accepts Judgment His friends assured him tha vas not so and "I acceptei heir judgment as decisive." "If there was anything in m action or position which, i our judgment, will prejudic he public interest under m barge, I beg you to say,, so. !• o not wish to administer the Treasury 'Department one day without your entire confidence." Lincoln wrote back on Feb. 3: "Yours of yesterday in rela- Peter Sellers TONIGHT 7:30 [Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pa., Tuesday, February 25, 1964 Page W ALTER IXCHEL of A FAIRYLAND BY NIGHT—Copenhagen's new Concert Hall in Tivoli Gardens is one of the most delightful tourist attractions in all Denmark. Famed Tivoli is a huge garden-like park with amusements, restaurants, plays and concerts. Here is where Hans Christian Andersen published his earliest instal- ment of his "Fairy Tales", and here is where Lebarionians traveling on the 1964 NEWS Goodwill Tour will gather some of the fondest memories of their 16-day trip to Europe from Sept. 29 to 'Oct. 14, 1964. The tour will take you to seven countries, and at the amazing low, all - expense cost of $839 per person. Make your reservation with the Lebanon Daily News now and don't be one of those who will get the sad news of "I'm sorry, all reservations have been taken for the 1964 NEWS Goodwill Tour to Europe;" Travel arrangements by .Rogal Travel Service and Trans World Airlines.- MAN ABOUT TOWN When the col'm reported (months ago) that socialite-star Dina Merrill and "PT Boat 109" star Cliff Kob- ertson were cozy, the item was hmf'd at. Their chums now "assure" you that after Dina is unlatched (from her estranged husband) she will many Cliff Cherokeely Smith (the former Mrs. Louis Prima) was in San Juan last week in tightly clinging Capri pants clinging tightly to actor Cameron Mitchell or his identical image . . . Dr. Murphy, ex-mate of Mrs. N. Rockefeller, and his barristers are reportedly in a swivet because the divorce agreement stipulates that then children were not to be exposed to any J'orm of publicity which they were when mama took them to the Carnegie Hall concert of The Beatles . . . They say Mandy Rice-Davies (of the Profumo thing) and hei fella are planning a jet trip here now that Richard Burton's love life didn't get his visa cancelled. Howl-of-the - week: It Francisco beginning right now \ . . Bobby Baker, ex-Senate" page boy isn't the first:to find • out that ' the : . Biggest Sap is ;omeon<) who thinks everyone >lse is ... The .Washington Scandal in a line: Looks like t's gonna turn a lotta big names into little ones . . .New ; Dealers will wager LBJ must lave been studying FDR's' radio speeches because if you close your eyes you'd swear you're hearing FDR. "Whether you shall remain t the head of the Treasury Department is a question which I will not allow myself to con- Hollywood ion to the paper issued by enator Pomeroy was 'duly re- eived; and I write this note merely to say I will .answer a ittle more fully when I can ind time to do so." Lincoln waited six days to 'answer a little more fully." "Now I find there is very lit- le to say," he wrote, adding hat he had known of the Pomeroy circular but was not 'shocked or surprised. sider from any standpoint other :han my judgment of the public service, and, in that view, I-do not perceive occasion for change." The secretary pondered the answer. If he wished he could eflect that his rich son-in-law, Sen. William Sprague, had failed to convince his home state of Rhode Island that' Chase was he man for the party; that Thaddeus Stevens, powerful as he was in Pennsylvania, lost out there to the Lincoln forces; that Jim Lane, the other senator from-.Kansas, had prevailed over the/.-Pomeroy faction and that the Blair family — the elder Frank, the younger Frank and Montgomery, postmaster general — had sided with-Lincoln. And the Blair family was powerful in politics. Perhaps Chase had all those happenings in mind- when he communicated with Lincoln through Henry Villard, a reporter, asking whether the President meant, to make- the ex change of. letters public. Lincoln .was magnanimous- Chase may have thought, too much-so — when he replied that he had no intention to publicize 'the,i exchange, would rather avoid it,"but "you are at liberty,: without in the least offending me, to allow: publication if you choose." ' - • . ' Chase .chose not ; to make the exchange 'public; He could only lose by doing that. But the Treasury » secretary had one hope left. Perhaps his home state of Ohio would close ranks behind its former governor and give him a run for the White House. But not so. All Ohio Republican state legislators plumped for Lincoln. supposedly happened in Bucking- nam Palace at a pahtay. A man approached Queen Elizabeth to chat. Her Mai asked: What do you do for a living?" ... To which he replied: "I'm a photographer" . . "What a coincidence," she ex- ACADEMY Tonite! claimed, "my lu'olher-in-law is a photographer." "I have a bigger coinci-l deuce," said the chap. "My|J brother-in-law is a Queen." C Starts Wednesday Movies "Tom Jones", "Cleopatra" Top List Of Award Nominations By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD — '(fP\— About the only surprise about this year's Oscar nominations is that the movie 'Tom Jones" got only 10 nominations. True, it was the leader — with "Cleopatra" second with nine — at the 36th annual Academy Awards nominations announced Monday. Theatre Group Sees Preview Of One-Act Farce Members Community of the Lebanon Theatre previewed Memo from Girl Friday: Got a call from beautiful Bernard Baruch all the way from South Carolina saying "How is Walter? Tell him I still read- him and to slay young." I told him we wanted him to stay that way too . . . The Stork Club's famous Cub Room which caters to men only at lunch time now invites females (if they arc ladies) unescorted from six to closing . . . Carol Lawrence, whose name is a synonym for 'Star, again documented that fact at the Cocoanut Grove, Ambassa- Today In History Ever 'since it.was 'first previewed here some months ago, "Tom Jones" has been the prestige picture—the one every producer and director in Hollywood wished he had made The rowdy British-made film starred the man 'many believe to be .• the best young actor on He 'and lad not read it, he said, I think I'shall not." Neither Responsible He agreed with Chase that neither could be held responsi- )le for what and closed: their friends did Don't Forget! Wednesday Nite Is STEAK NITE At The GREEN TERRACE Complete FILET MIGNON DINNER .99 With Chase Bows that, Chase Out decided BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Tuesday, Feb 25, the 56th day of 1964. There are 310:.days left in the" year. Today's highlight in history.; On this date in. 1913, the 16th amendment to the Constitution, screen today—Albert allowing .to .levy and to Sprecher's Diner Route 72 Now Open 24 Hours Daily ALSO Sprecher's Inn 1 Route 72 Open 5 P. M. to 2 A. M. Monday Thru Saturday PUSHNIK'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE 1352 Cumberland Street Entertainment Nightly ... Tonight FORTE And The Originals BAR OPENS 9:30 AM. DAILY /.afur/ffj: • BUSINISSMEN'S LUNCHtS • DAILY SPICIALS • JUMBO SANDWICHES • JUMBO COCKTAIL PUSHNIK'S DINER WEDNESDAY'S SPECIAL TURKEY CUTLETS 95' bow. out, hoping perhaps that his withdrawal would spark a clamor to put him back into the race. 'It becomes my duty therefore — and I count it more a privilege than a duty — to ask that no further consideration be given my name," he wrote to an Ohio supporter on March 5. Instead of a groundswell developing, Chase's supporters took him at his word. Henry D. Cooke, who handled the political funds for Jay Cooke & Co., Treasury fiscal agents, decided to go to Europe after cutting down funds for the Chase boom. Senator Sprague was reported to have quit paying any of his father-in-law's political bills. The chase boom lingered on, alive who didate might develop enough strength so the Treasury secretary could return as a compromise candidate. But the prairie politican had won as Edward Bates, attorney general, put it,".. .the present prospects of Mr. Lincoln are too good to be openly resisted, at least, by men. with in the party." It would be smooth political sailing now for Lincoln until convention in June. collect income taxes, was declared in force. 1 'On this_ date In 1779, George Rogers Clark small army of 170 men accepted the surrender of Vincennes, Ind, the key British post of the Western Territory. The country northwest of the Ohio River had been won by one resolute man with 170 followers. In 1783, Denmark recognized the independence of the United States. In 1836, Samuel Colt patented the six-shooter, or revolving pistol. In 1901, United States Steel was incorporated, beginning the era of the billion-dollar corpora tion. In 1945, Gen. Douglas Mac- stage or Finney. Finney played the hero of the bawdy Fielding novel of 18th century England: On stage Fin- ne'y;was a moody "Luther" but he 1 '-played "Tom Jones" with the sex appeal of a Gable and the comedy finesse of a,Chaplin."' Naturally, he was nominated as best actor. He will be a hard man to beat when the Oscars are handed out April 13th. His-;competition: Rex Harrison aV the Caesar of "Cleopatra;" Paul Newman as the despicable "Hud;" Richard Harris as the football player of "This Sporting Life," and Sid' ney Poitier as the benefactor of the nuns in "Lilies of the Field." Finney's toughest fight will come from Poitier, the brilliant Negro star of the low-budget sleeper of the year. No Negro actor ever has won the .top acting Oscar. As to the best actress a one • act farce entitled "George" during a meeting Monday night. The play is to be presented "for members of the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary on March 2 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. The cast includes: Ruth Ann Fox, Nancy Blouch, Rupert Spang and Tom Burch. Spang is also the director. Polly Carmany was named as the Theatre's historian. Gerri Croce, public relations committee member, gave a re- jort on the methods this committee has under consideration :o acquaint the public with the Theatre's aims and objectives. Receive Invitation The group also received an dor Hotel, L.A. atra Jr. kidnap At the Sin- trial a f r e- e lance lens-lad disregarded the Federal Court edict banning all cameras and "shot" Sinatra Sr. on the stand. Jacques Bergerac's romance with Ty Power's widow Debbie is over, they say. He dated Pat Vanderbslt's dghtr Nanette . . . Mrs. Alexander King, a lovely person, saw Glenn Ford and cast film scenes at. 20th Century-Fox. The Troupe and tage crew said she oughta be ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S - FANTASTIC WORLD OF ' SUSPENSE- ROMANCE! CAW GRANT PRINCESS GRACE KBOT in ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S TO (MICH A THIEF n pictures Keown ("Miss Ireland" in last year's Miss Universe vill become the bride invitation to 'Everybody attend the Loves play Opal," which is to be staged in March by the Lancaster Theatre Arts Association. New members accepted at the session were Richard Collier, William Frailer, Anna Tricoma, Abe Sees and Melvin Martin. The business meeting was conducted by John Roberts, president. Marlene Mc- contest) of Mexican oriole Alberto Vasques Stanley Cowan's ex-wife Millie (a New Yorker) has a new love. He's a Spanish grandee from Mexico City now dwelling in DIG THIS- YOUR FAVORITE CREEPS TOGETHER AGAIN! L.A. New Yorkers prob'Iy nominees for the category—anybody PLASTIC PIPE NEW YORK (UPI) — David W. Baird, technical manager of Tube Turns Plastics Inc., Louisville, Ky., affiliate of Cheme- tron Corp., told chemical industry representatives here that plastic piping can outperform alloys and other nonmetallics in 90 per cent of corrosive piping applications, usually at lower installed cost, at temperatures up to 225 degrees F and at moderate line pressures. by Lincoln's opponents hoped that some can- Arthur announced the end of the fight for Manila with the complete destruction of the Japanese garrison. Ten years ago ... A proposed amendment to the Constitution to limit the treaty-making powers of the President was defeated in the Senate. Five years ago...reply ing to a Soviet proposal for a 28-nation conference on the "German problem, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said the Western powers would, not give an inch in the' preservation of their rights ; and responsibilities • in Germany, especially Berlin. One year ago...the Senate voted against enlarging the key finance and appropriation committees for the declared pur- of improving the chance Kennedy administration can win. They are: Rachel .(Mrs. Rex Harrison) Roberts^ in "This Sporting Life;" Patricia Neal for "Hud;" Leslie Caron for "The L-Shaped Room;" Shirley won't complain any more after reading this item: Bus fare Youngstown, Ohio is 35 c . Now in the test tubes for dieters: Low calorie booze . . .The o\d Vitagraph Studios (Brooklyn) is being torn down to make room for a Yeshivah for girls. (G. Jessel'had nothing to do with this.) The Washington line: Jacqueline Kennedy, they say, still receives over 5,000 letters of condolence daily . .«. H'wood restaurateur Dave Cliasen's cufflinks contain his index fingerprint, the gift of G-man J.E.H. . , Negro Jeaders are pressuring the Dept. of Justice to hire more Negro FBI agents. They claim the Bureau has "only ten among 6,030" . . . Att'n, my editor at the S. F. Cali - Bulletin: The Communist Party is sponsoring a. special series of classes on Marxism in San P.M. I Colonial MacLaine for "Irma Douce," and Natalie for "Love With the Stranger." La Wood Proper HELD OVER FOR ANOTHER WAY'OUT WEEK! The Rb-fesgprfe^appfentfce tyr n s tte ipWh "loRSV-Ti/RW in •fre craziest unstferHiffc experiment since pose for programs in Congress. PRAISE POPES MOSCOW (UPI) — Premier Nikita Khrushchev: praised Pope Paul VI and the late Pope John XXIII Monday for their efforts in behalf of world peace. "Although the Catholic Church like all other religious organizations is an ideological foe of scientific communism. we Communists nevertheless support the position of the heads of the Catholic Church- Pope John and now Pope Paul —for strengthening peace and the solution of international disputes by negotiations," the Soviet leader said. Gov. Names Area Men To Shakespeare Group Gov. William W. Scranton today named two area men to a which has been develop plans for of William Shake- committee formed to the birth speare. They are: Conrad Richter, Pine Grove novelist, and Dr. R. W. Schlosser, Elizabethtown. Scranton named Edgar Scott, dean of Shakespeare the Philadelphia Society, as the committee's chairman. Fall Conn* CUT TREATED Robert Souders, 21, 781 Maple St., was treated Monday at the Good Samaritan Hospital for a cut on his right ring linger. CAR HITS TRUCK A car driven by Earl A. Brubaker, 61, 226 Walnut St., received approximately ?25 damage Monday, when it struck a city owned truck, it was reported by city police. Police said Brubaker was traveling west on Chestnut Street near Cherry Street, when he got too close to the truck which was parked on Chestnut Street. There was no visible damage to the truck. Cub Scout Pack 41 Has Annual Awards Banquet Cub Pack 41, sponsored by the Quentin Roosevelt ' Lions Club held its annual Blue andj Gold Awards Banquet Monday night with about 80 Cub Scouts, parents and guests attending. Richard T. Iceman, cubmas- te'r, was in charge of the meeting. Cub scouting's highest award, the Webelos Badge, went to Danny Grose. A service star and Bear badge went to Craig Boyer and a service star and Wolf badge went to Richard Kulp. Howard Reinhardt, chairman of the advancement committee, presented the pack with the January Achievement Award. Guests were Rev. Francis T. Scheirer, pastor of St. Paul's Church, Quentin, who offered prayers; Fred Lohbrandt, institutional representative and his wife; Charles Light, Scoutmaster of Troop 41 and his family, and Mr.'and Mrs. William Grose.. Corsages • were presented to all women attending by Den Two under Mrs. Raymond Dundore. Dens Two and Three tied for the attendance award. 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