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Washington Window Stassen Seeks Comeback As Mayor Of Philadelphia By Lyle C. Wilson By LYLE C . WILSON United Press International WASHINGTON <UFI>— Harold Edward Stassen has lowered his sights somewhat and comes up] now as a Republican candidate lot Mayor of Philadelphia. Stassen was governor of his native Minnesota 20 years ago and thereafter three times a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Politics like truth, is stranger than fiction. Stassen proves that. He will be 52 years of age on April 13, a youngish man still but old politically before his time. If Stassen fails this time in his move for the mayoralty, your correspondent and others would not be astonished if he tried to seize a lower rung of the political Iader, county attorney maybe, municipal judge or councilman. . Pursuing The Rainbow Firmly fixed in Stassen's big, blond head is the Idea that he will, sometime, be nominated and ; elected President of the United Stales. Others have had that idea before him and failed. Few, however, have pursued the rainbow with greater enthusiasm. Three times elected governor of Minnesota, Stassen resigned with most of a third term still to serve. He resigned for Naval service.' 1943-45 in World War II. Stassen's service was distinguished administratively and in combat. The young governor had identified himself with the maverick, unbranded elements of the Republican Party in 1940 when he floor-' managed the national convention forces which licked the party regulars and made the late Wendell L. Willkie the Republican presidential nominee. In 1944, aged 37, Stassen was a candidate for the nomination himself and again in 1948 and 1952. His great decision, however, was that which shifted his voting resi- { dence from Minnesota to the East where in 1948 he became President of the University of Pennsylvania. Hazardous Choice Pennsylvania is a big. industrial state, a power in the Republican Party which Minnesota is not. Stas-j sen's purpose in making Pennsylvania his base of political operations was clear, reasonable and hazardous. The hazard ws tht the Pennsylvnia regulars would not accept him and they did not. Stassen did not figure much in the Republican politics of 1951-52J which was centered largely on draft-Ike stop- Taft maneuvers. Appointive office in and about the White House and the State department after 1952 failed to provide Stassen with the political spring- Presley On Closed TV MEMPHIS, Teitn. (UPD—Elvis Presley's manager says the rocki 'n roll singer will perform bcfore| a nation-wide closed circuit TV audience after his discharge from the Army early next year. Col. Tom Parker the singer's manager, said Presley's first pub-| lie appearance here after discharge will be telecast to about 200 cities. He said it would lake place in March or April of 1960. "A closed circuit telecast, like those use- for championship prize] fights, has never been done by an artist before," Parker said. But it's the only way to satisfy all the requests Elvis has received for personal appearances." board and identity which he craved and needed. He achieved that identity in 1955-56 however, by heading up the public operation designed to prevent Vice President Richard M. Nixon from succeeding President Eisenhower in the White House or of being renominated il Eisenhower ran again. Stassen took a bruising beating on that one. Last year Stassen bid for'Penn­ sylvania's gubernatorial nomination. Pennsylvania's party leaders cut him down. Chose, instead, a political unknown named Arthur T. McGonigle. The Democrats all but ran the Republicans out of the state on election day. That was Stassen's good luck. If he can now be elected mayor of Philadelphia, the man from Minnesota will be on his way again and the parly leaders will be tipping their hats. Rtdlands Daily Facts Monday, Mar. 23. 1959 - 7 Khrushchev Needs Concessions To Save His Job By LEON DENTEN NEA Special Correspondent NEW YORKp-Nikita Khrushchev may have overplayed his risky war-or-pcace game over Berlin and now stands to risk losing his job if .he docs not come up with important concessions from the West. This is the consensus of well- informed Western intelligence sources. It coincides with information reaching Western officials indicating that high Red party and army officials have been extreme ly uneasy over Khrushchev's "brinksmanship." Khrushchev is seen as having gone all out to get a summit con fcrence. And having thus commit- ed himself he had to accept Presi dent Eisenhower's condition that it be preceded by a conference of foreign ministers to test the pos sibilitics of getting an agreement One official explained Khrushchev's position in these words: "The West's diplomats often fail to remember that the Russians have their disagreements on strategy, tactics and timing just as we do. The final decision on strategy rests with the military in Russia, just as military factors must weigh heaviest in our own decisions." He believed that President Eisenhower's decision to attend a summit meeting, coupled with his strong warning that so-called brush wars might provoke a nuclear war, might have impaired Khrushchev's prestige within the Kremlin and caused Red leaders to fear he had reduced Moscow's bargaining position at the com- MIKHAIL A. SUSLOV: A hint dropped in London. I ing summit conference. Most Western experts on Soviet affairs agree that Khrushchev still is top man in the Kremlin. But they question Prime Minister Harold Macmillan's view that he is in undisputed control of policy. Here are the reasons for the belief that Khrushchev's brinksman­ ship policy has met with strong opposition inside the Communist world: Though Khrushchev stated publicly he was ready to sign a separate peace treaty with Communist East Germany, he had to bow to Red Army veto and leave East Berlin without having signed such a treaty. He now calls for all the World War II belligerants to make a treaty for all. of Germany. There is more than mere coincidence in the fact that Mikhail A Suslov, one of Khrushchev's chief rivals in the Kremlin, was dispatched to London at the height of the Berlin crisis ostensibly on an unofficial mission. According to reports to NEA Service from London, Suslov even hinted to British laboritcs that Khrushchev's brinksmanship was not uniformly backed by the majority of the Communist party's presidium or by the Red Army. Before agreeing to a summit meeting with President Eisenhower, President Charles de Gaulle and Prime Minister Macmillan. Khrushchev 'or one of his trusted lieutenants) must still make another pilgrimage to Peiping to allay the suspicions of of Russia's "loyal ally" Mao Tse-tung. Mao, who has been sulking on the sidelines, might even resume HONEYMOON ENDS MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UPD Alcie Dee Sartain, 22, ended a week-long honeymoon Friday and surrendered himself to Alabama authorities to finish a 20-year armed robbery charge. Sartain escaped from Kilby Prison last summer and went to California, where he found a job and a wife. Sartain said he wanted to finish his prison sentence so he could start a new life. mass shelling of Quemoy and Mat su to remind Khrushchev of his "interests" in top-level negotia tions. There is little doubt, of course, that Khrushchev's world influence has burgeoned since the Geneva summit meeting in 1955 where he stood in the shadows of Marshal Nikolai Bulganin. Now Bulganin is in disgrace white Sputniks, industrial records and bumper crops have bolstered Khrushchev's prestige. But Khrushchev is aware that his enemies within the party have not yet laid down their arms. They, continue to snipe at him. The full Russian text of the proceedings of the last Congress of the Soviet Communist Party which I have at last obtained and studied gives a clear picture of the struggle Khrushchev must still wage to stay at the top in the Kremlin. For instance, Khrushchev suggested the expulsion from the Communist Party of his rivals Georgi Malenkov, Vyacheslav Molotov and Lazar Kaganovich. Some of Nikita's henchmen ever asked that the so-called anti-party group be tried for treason. Yet, though the Congress praised Khrushchev to the skies, it failed to act on his recommendations— a rebuff to the leader inconceivable under Stalin. More than that, Malenkov, Molotov and Kaganovich did not even appear at the Congress to confess their sins. As long as Khrushchev rides from success to success, through luck or political blackmail, he will remain master of the Communist Party. But he may run into trouble if something once again goes wrong in East Europe. The nightmares of another Hun-. garian revolt or East German uprising remain to haunt him even as he gives cocky statements to foreign correspondents in Moscow. LICENSED PAINTING CONTRACTOR FREE ESTIMATES PAINT and ART STORE COMPLETE WALLPAPER SUPPLIES S. & H. Green Stamps Phone PY 2-3355 25 E. State "SHOPPER STOPPER" 50 o. Plastic GARDEN HOSE Jumbo 12— GYM SET WITH 6-FOOT FREE-STANDING SLIDE HUFFY PaMaH6 19-inch ROTARY Power Mower •Mi 4-CTCIE 3RWCS ft STRATTOK ENGINE • $64 95 Easy-Rolling Rubber-Tired Wheels Over 100 McMahan Stores in the Wc«! to Serve Tov! In Redlands 127 EAST STATE Phone PY 3-2812 OPEN FRIDAY NIGHTS 'TIL 9:00 IN BANNING — 260 W. Ramsey USE YOUR CREDIT TO IETTER YOUR LIVING 9 FURNITURE STORES

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