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1968 Yellow-f halted Flicker 111 LOVE B T JERRY KLEIN IVs a common misconception that Abraham Lincoln had but one real love in his life, that he lost that love with the death of Ann Rut* ledge and never really felt deeply about any xvoman afterward. "He was not very fond of girls." Abe's stepmother re* marked. But the fact is thai Lincoln had plenty of girl friends and came close to matrimony more than once in his younger days. His nearest approach to the altar involved the almost-f or gotten Mary Owens, whose cherubic features you may see In this rare picture. Lincoln's first romantic dal* liance came In his early 'teens. The girl was Ann Roby, a school chum In Indiana. She'd listen by the hour while young Abe spoke of what he had read In books. But the farm boy had no tongue for sweet phrases, so their romance cooled. In Inter years, Ann admit' ted thai when they met Abe spoke to her not 10 eloquently of love a» of nlfcbra. At 18, Ann was married to a rival of Lincoln, who knew better how to woo a mate. Abe went off to run a ferry on the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky. Rival boatmen had the ragged youth arrested for ferrying passengers without a license. But young Lincoln stood up in court and defended himself successfully before the backwoods judge. The judge, incidentally, had job s}>liUint4 »''"'»' '*"' tlr1 ' rnimu sln-iUf. Maior William War nick The sheriff liked Ihe way Lincoln aftftt'kftl th* w«wl pile but frowned on Abe's growing friendship with his daughter, Pollv, t'nsi'hooteri Lincoln se«*mwf himllv a Suit- nble suitor for Polly s hand. Polly listened to her father, mid' gradually Abo stopped calling, Irt 1831, Llnroln gtH « job ferrying » bnrgploitu of goods the lavern. they walked lo- gelher by the rlvef, So far ast w* knew, Lfncetrt never Spoke to Ann of nW* Hage. m left Mew Salem to hike a seat in the Illinois Legislature Meanwhile, Ann became engaged to an Easterner, In In* spring of 1838. Abe returned but Inere I* no proof he and Ann planned to marry, that summer heavy rains swept Illinois and there was nn epidemic of malaria. In August. Ann became ill while Abe was out surveying some land a few miles from town. Surely* if he and Ann were engaged, he would have come to her bedside, but he did not. Peruvian bark, bonesel tea and calomel failed to help Ann. She died on Aug. 25. Without doubt. Ann Rutledge and Abraham Lincoln were good friends. But the time-honored legend that her death broke Abe's spirit and made him forever n oroodlng melancholinc is plain nonsense. Proof that he was not In love with Ann Is the fact that « vcnr nfler her death, Lincoln was having n light-hearted nffiilr with n girl named Mtirv Owens. He wns even considering asking her to be his wife, Lincoln met Miss Owens when she came from Kentucky to visit her sister in New Salem, To Lincoln, she seemed "intelligent and agreeable" and he said he saw "no good objection to plodding through life hand in hand with v — " PJffl RIM . m ,? i* iS£ I ' . . Wai* T«p« rtow knw Ihe joprcs of «nd wnl » *Ptnfju? But Lincoln fell ne had mile to offer so remarkable a ?«"J««- fl A K *L* *"g« JSLlPff 1o ?? ltr f twr " e f «», At this point, a Sarah Rick. ard entered Lincoln s romantic life. She and Abe went fre- fluently to parties and dances, Actually, the rail-splitter proposed to her, but he did It lit such nn offhand way she Mf lak * tnc proposal ««»*• ousiy. Mary Todd came back to Springfield In WO. frankly io cast her eyes over the eligible bachelors. Asked *W«n <ww »"ed set her oap.o. Mary . , " cnt - of being Miss Owens returned to Some say he and Mary were to be married on New Year's Day, 184 L Lincoln answered roll call In the legislature that day and there was no wedding. The romance was apparently shattered, at least temporarily. Now Lincoln's name becomes connected with two more women: Matilda Edwards of Springfield, and Mary Curtis of Louisville, Ky. It is thought that Lincoln gave Miss Curtis a gold watch which he originally had intended os Mary Todd's wed* ding gift. Months later, he nntt Miss Todd were reunited. Their n Spring* Afterward, she congratulated Lincoln and another romance flowered. Caroline Meeker saw young Lincoln often in the weeks following the trial, Meekers were family. forbade Caroline to encourage the lanky farmer. Conscious of his poverty and Ignorance, Lincoln ended his ferry trips over the river to the Meeker boat became stuck on a mllldnm at New Salem, 111., and there young Abe met Ann HutlcdRc, daughter of a local tavernkcepcr. Theirs was to be a romance emphasized out of all proportion to the facts. Ann came to the river that day to sco Lincoln's stranded boat. Lincoln saw her blue eyes and pleasing face, learned her name and vowed to return to New Salem. lisp r-° This large woodpecker has *»'>gray backhand barred with black " !f ^ with bright scarlet patch on the 1 ,5 head. ,! r j. He is often seen on the ground '> due to the fondness for ants. He did return Ing the cargo In a store across "the road from the Rullcdgc tavern. Soon, he was Introduced to the auburn-haired, 18-year- "catch, tie and marry" her. Back came Miss Owens not long afterward. Abe courted her for four months and offered to marry her, although the offer wasn't too enthusiastic. The reason Lincoln's ardor cooled is difficult to say. He was sad, of course, over ; he wns disap- with a stumbling career, and he was alarmed by Miss Owens' increasing plumpness. Lincoln's final letter to Mary Owens ended their romance. If further meetings, he wrote, "would contribute nothing to your happiness, I am sure it would not to mine. If it suits you best not to flc ia s courtship. eAb TIjl w ii nrfy .«dd'cnly a " y (lcnl There were few guests at the ceremony. Mary wore a white dress, but no veil or flowers. A week after the wedding, Lincoln wrote to a friend: "Nothing new here, except my marrying, which Is to me n matter of profound wonder." To Mary Todd, Lincoln became a faithful, patient husband. Such he would remain until the spring evening his wife persuaded film to see tho play at Ford's Theatre. (N»*tpap«r tntttptht the polnt^of his plow. He got a the store and Ann could leave vi.ltor from Ken S3. Boiling When cooking spaghetti or* macaroni, add one tablespoon cooking oil to prevent boiling over. '-.-.'• Torino...for people who know there's more to a performance car than painted stripes. I FIRED AT JFK! !;> By DICK KLEINER IEA Hollywood Correspondent LOS ANGELES—(N E A)— Tijiic Thompson may be helping,", America's neuroticism, »ut;3t the expense of his own. Thompson—Josiah is his eaj first name—is a philoso- hy, professor with an admit- iObsession. He is obsessed ut :the assassination of resident Kennedy and his pelyptiqn to that subject has kijjriinated in his recently bub'lished book, "Six Seconds njpallas." He thinks America is collectively neurotic about the pssassination and the concern bver whether or not the Warren; Commission fingered the right man in Lee Harvey l)s\yald. Perhaps his book will ell), but meanwhile Thomp- pniis developing a few neur- oses of his own. "Doing the book," he says, "was fascinating for me—up to a point." That point was when the law suits began rolling in. The biggest was filed by Time. Inc., claiming infringement of copyright. Thompson bases much of his contention that the killing was the work of three assassins on the famous Zaprucler home movie of the crime, which is owned by Life Magazine. When Time, Inc., Life's parent organization, would not give him permission to publish stills from the Zapruder film, Thompson had sketches made from the film. Time, Inc., objects. "It looks now," Thompson says, "as though I'll be hiring 18 lawyers and will have to spend me next three years in court." This displeases him. He wants to get back to the academic and philosophic life, to his classes at Haverford College in Pennsylvania, to his studies. "I have other work to do," he says. "I'm involved in a study of Nietzsche and 19th- century E ur ope an philosophers. ' It's a long way from 19th- century European philosophy to 20th-century political assassinations, but Thompson became interested in the case immediately, He began clipping out newspapers, reading, studying pictures, thinking. "At first it was curiosity," he says. "Then it became fascination. Finally, it was an obsession." His work, one of several which have disputed the Warren Commission findings, is marked by its scholarly, low- key style. Thompson fully believes that three men did the killing. "I'm sure," he says, "that 50 years from now it will be accepted that President Kennedy and Gov. Connelly were ** *' i "SIX SECONDS I.\ P4Ll-W Prof. Josiah Thompson argues that three gunmen four shots aVthe presidential car in Dallas' Dealev Pla/.a. The first buliet (fired the Bftofc Depository) hU Kennedy in ibe back: (he second, (tired trom the Dallas County Becoj-ds Building") hit (Guv. C'onnully. The third and fourth shots, which struck the J%sJ4enjt's bead almost simuUaneousl>, came from the Depositor.* mid the gra L-~.ni i .g jj^ e r rofl | UJ f jijj,. lijjjousjne. This crosslire inflicted the fatal head uuunds. Josiah Thompson fired on by three gunmen from three different locations." Was Oswald one of the three? "That's one thing I cannot determine to my own satisfaction. There seems to be an equal amount of evidence on both sides." Will we eve r know for certain what happened that day in Pallas? "1 think that a close examination of all the films will lead us to know how it was done, yes. But who did it and why: it is extremely doubtful if we will ever know," Thompson hopes that his book will help uncover some new evidence. Particularly, two itemi: di Who was the man with the umbrella who was standing close to the scene *and why was he carrying an umbrella on that uh- rainy dayi? and (2i Who owned the jacket found near the spot where Dallas policeman Tippit was killed'' So far. those hopes are unrealized. He's gotten a lot ul letters, but many of them are ironi cranks and crackpots •I have so many letters like t.hjt." IK- says, "that the Sociology Department at Haverford is going to do a stud> based on them." 1968 Torino GT Fasltiack (Top! 1968 Torino GT Hafdiop (Bcitlornj Anyone can paint stripes on a car. Ford's performance champs earn their stripes the hard way. Torino swept the first five places in the Riverside 500. It's the Pace Car for the Indy 600. It's the hottest-selling new car in the country! Fairlane took first place in its class for braking and for economy in the Union/Pure Oil Performance Trials in fact, Ford Motor Company cars won more classes than all other manufacturers combined! If its performance you want, ride with a winner! See the man with Better Ideas your Ford Dealer. FACTS ABOUT THE 1968 TORINO When Torino la^ft 1 ? !•"'«; f'rst !r<e IPO'S iO If'fc RiverVCJfe 500 '-'5.' i'fr-l! G-it /Ou «!">O« i! 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