Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 26, 1963 · Page 4
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PAGE POUR ALTON EV&N1KG TELEGRAPH FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1963 Editorial An Independent Council Vltttiver clifc you may think of the city council's vote on the housing inspection ord- inince Wednesday night, it certainly was independent, It showed every indication that each alderman was doing his own thinking. It certainly did not reflect, for instance, th* expressed feelings on the subject of the only two agencies in the community who had taken anything that looked like open supporting stands for the aldermanic candidates in last spring's election, The Alton-Wood River AFL-CIO council saw eight of 14 council seats filled by candidates it had endorsed. The labor group was uncompromisingly in favor of the urban renewal program in general and of the crucial housing inspection ordinance in particular. It expressed itself so before the city council. This newspaper, too, took a turn at trying to analyze the candidates in a contest made confusing by an unusually high number of entries most of them untried in the city legislative body, after the switch from council-manager to aldermanic form. Our own list did not necessarily coincide with the APL-CIO's, though -we did match up in several cases. We, too, have been trying to help the public and the city council realize the need for at least some such program as is potential in urban renewal for fighting real estate blight in the city. Both the AFL-CIO and we watched Wednesday night while our candidates told us all where to get off, and reminded us that they were the city council. That's as it should be. These men hold the responsibility for governing the city of Alton. They, not we, will get the blame or the credit for the success or failure of what happens as a result of their actions. As for the urban renewal program, itself, we have a feeling the Housing and Homo Finance Agency must be led to realize that the decision in question was a mite complex and controversial to be forced down the the throat of a council so new on the job. It should understand such a council would need further opportunity to face up to the challenge of examining the full program, as Alderman Allen already had suggested. It will be jioted that the three most seasoned aldermen — Geltz, Warren, and Tim- mermiere — along with another experienced in township government, McConnell, and still another with an inside view of real estate problems, Tarrant, were on the "yes" side in Wednesday night's voting. We can't blame the others for being extremely cautious in their approach to the problem. And Alderman Bailey has thanks coming to him for adding a new facet of thought to the overall discussion of the subject in explanation of his "no" vote. There's 'no use in predicting a lot of gloom and doom for the city as a result of the action. We've heard that done before about other actions that disappointed some people. The city is still here, and no one is to argue whether it's better or worse off for the other failures — or will be for this one. \Ve are thankful that at least the council has agreed unanimously against dropping the matter entirely from consideration, but to give it a rest, then submit it to referendum in 1965. The whole idea of an urban renewal program was born here under a 14-man council; it got considerable kicking around by the the public and consequently no positive action under the Council-Manager form; then it got the coup de grace (for the time being) at the hands of an aldermanic form, after the 14-man council was resumed. That brings the problem full cycle legislatively and we can start from scratch next time. Always Something More The nuclear test ban initialed between Russia, Britain, and the United States Thursday can be basis for some measure of optimism for the future — but certainly not unqualified optimism. It has a long way to go before approval by the Senate. But the greatest basis for its success or lack of success lies locked in the minds of Russian Premier Nikita Khrushchev and his , aides. It is difficult, indeed, .to analyze the meaning of the treaty. Particularly is this so in view of the proven unreliability of the Russian leadership's word in the past, even, within the limits of nuclear control. Russia was the first to break the test moratorium in recent years. It did so without provocation. Already Russia is beginning to use this particular treaty to its own advantage in international relations. Russia — so say observers — hasn't been doing too well in Africa of late. The nations down there have been finding Russian aid not too reliable, and the United Nations froze them out of the Congo difficulties which they tried so hard to manipulate to their own advantage. But even while the nuclear treaties were reaching their final stages of agreement Wed- nesday, Khrushchev got off letters to heads of African nations pointing out that the ban could result in a "radical turn toward a better international climate." He gave a twist to his proposals for non- aggression treaties he had proposed between the West and the Iron Curtain powers. The letter pointed out that a nonaggres- sion pact between western and Communist groups would further improve the international climate — then put in the telling twist: He offered African nations a guarantee against using nuclear weapons against them if World War III broke out, provided the Western nations would make the same pledge. Thus he inferred the Western nations inight have the idea of doing the very thing that hadn't entered their mind. Thus he hopes to sway the African nations Russia's way and make them think Moscow was their big protective brother. For the moment, about the only thing the treaty proves is that the West and Russia can get together in an announced agreement on something — on paper. Obviously Khrushchev expects to use even this' much of a treaty as leverage to get us into a nonaggres- sion treaty. But the nonaggression treaty will cover the entire Iron Curtin area, and discussion of East Germany's status once more will have to be considered. Drew Pearson's Merry-Go-Round Nikita Means Business on Peace WASHINGTON — P remier Khrushchev's proposal to place military missions inside Russia and the United Staves to guard against surprise military build-up sounds like a revolutionary proposal. But what most people don't know is that exactly this was done during the Cuban crisis. Last October as Ihe two most powerful nations in the world were looking down the gun barrel of atomic war, the United States had helicopters flying over East Germany to make sure the Red army was not rolling up troops for an attack on Berlin. Simultaneously the Red army had helicopters flying over West Germany to watch for the same regarding the United States. This was no accident, but by long-standing agreement that both the United States and Russia may station military missions on East and West German soil to check on possible surprise attacks. The fact that the Red army was not mobilizing in Eastern Europe was one reason President Kennedy felt more confident there would be no war over Cuba. Extension of this plan to the entire United States and Russia to prevent surprise attack would really indicate that Khrushchev means business when he talks peace. Plumber* v«, lawyers AFL-CIO President George Meany was testifying on civil rights before the House Judiciary Committee, a group composed entirely of lawyer-Congressmen. Chairman Mutiny Celler of New York interrupted: "You probably are not a lawyer, Mr, Meany." he observed. "I have often been thankful for that," gruffly .responded Meany, "My profession is much more inv portent, I am a plumber." JPK anil IMrkW'tt Agree President Kennedy and Senate GOP Deader Everett pirksen, separately pondering the threat of a railroad strike, came up with al most identically the same solu- :ion last week. Early Monday morning, the ^resident invited Congressional leaders to the White House to listen to his idea of turning the railroad dispute over to the Interstate Commerce Commission. After Kennedy explained his proposal, Dirksen pulled a handwritten memo out of his pocket. "Mr. President," he said, "I lad no way to know what you were thinking. But 1 also gave this problem a lot of thought over the weekend. I came up with the following. I would like to read it." Then he read his own proposal to refer the dispute to the .ICC and forbid a strike while a settlement was being worked out. Kennedy grinned. "This is a pleasant surprise," ie said. But opposition was expressed by Dirksen's Republican col- eagues, House GOP Leader Charlie Halleek of Indiana and Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, who wanted a tougher law by which he government could stop a railroad strike by injunction. Oregon's bristle-browed Senator Wayne Morse promptly object- Altou Evening Telegraph Published Dally by Alton Telegraph Prlnllns Company, ,_ P, B. COUSLEY. Publisher PAUL S. COUSl.EY. Editor Subscription price 40c weekly by carrier; by mail $12 a year in Illinois and Missouri, $18 In all other states. Mall subscriptions not accepted in towns where carrier delivery is available. MEMBER OF TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS ed. "This would substitute the power of injunction in place of reason and collective bargaining," he protested. Most of the leaders behind closed White House doors nodded their agreement. Thumbing Ride With JFK Suzanne Woods, an enterprising secretary on the staff of Sen. Dan Inouye, the Hawaiian Democrat, was out in California last month while President Kennedy was also on the West Coast, and managec to thumb her way back on a Presidential plane. However, it cost her her job. What happened was that Miss Woods found herself without funds and it being a long way back to Washington, she telephoned Larry O'Brien, assistant to President Kennedy, explained that she was on the staff of Democratic Senator Inouye and asked for a ride home on the President's plane. The obliging Mr. O'Brien obliged, gave Miss Woods a ride to Washington on the President's back-up plane. Later the White House called Sen. Inouye's office, said that they had been delighted to be of help to tlu> Senator's secretary. At this point, Sen. Inouye fired Miss Woods. He explained that lie did not want his staff throwing The Associated Press U exclusively entitled to the use for publication of ull news dispatches credited In this paper and to the local news published herein. MEMBER. THE AUPIT (BUREAU OF C1RCULATIQN Local Advertising Rate* end Contract Inlarmailon on application at the Telegraph builnew office, Ul Eajt Broadway, Alton, III. National Adveriiilng Repremlatim: Tlt« Branbam Company, «»w York. Chicago, Petroft and St. Louie, ttnvid Lawrence Says Test Ban Won't Stop War WASHINGTON - The biggest delusion of modern times is con tained in the "nuclear-test ban" treaty just "initialed" at Moscow by representatives of the Unied Slates, Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Formal signing is to come later, and ratification by the U.S. Senate is necessary before t h e document can bn regarded as in effect for this country. The agreement, however, does not do what most people probably think it does — reduce Ihe danger of a nuclear war. Indeed, the impression is mistakenly given that it means the abolition of nuclear war. This is due to the emphasis that has been placed on the meeting at Moscow and cause of the protracted crusade for the test ban which has been carried on in recent years, largely by pacifist groups in various countries. But the new treaty would not bar Ihe use of any nuclear weapons in war. It would not bring about a reduction in the existing number of nuclear weapons possessed by any government or limit in any way future production. It would not bar nations other than the signers from carrying on whatever tests they pleased. It would not prevent nuclear tests underground. It would not guarantee against attempts to cheat by conducting tests above the ground. Russia cheated last time and deliberately violated her agreement. The military advantage to the Soviet Union lies in the fact that the United States is ahead in the kind of weapons that require underground testing, and now the Soviets have gained a free hand to improve their position and catch up with the United States in this field. Also, the Soviet Union is believed to have gone ahead in certain categories, such as antimissile-missiles and "terror" weapons, which require atmospheric testing, and the United S t at e s cannot now conduct such tests to catch up with the Soviets. It is argued here in rebuttal, however, that bombs requiring aboveground or underwater testing have been accumulated in sufficient quantity to make such testing less important. Answer Political Then why all the hullabaloo about a nuclear-test-ban treaty or "partial ban," as it is more often termed? The answer is to be found in the political domain. The same proposals were made in previous years by the United States but were rejected by the Soviets. Today, however, for undisclosed reasons, Premier Khrushchev is trying another tack. He suddenly indicated a few weeks ago he was ready for a high- level conference at Moscow on the subject of nuclear testing. No- jody knows why he shifted tactics, but it is assumed that he needed to make some showing of peaceful intent as to quiet his internal opposition and deflate Red China's war scare. It. is conceivable, too, that the military experts of the Soviet Union figured that, if the United States were to discontinue aboveground and underwater testing, this would in some manner halt the nuclear development of t h e United States in certain categories of weapons and prevent any real superiority from being achieved. As for underground testing, it will continue to be carried on by both sides. Also, it is contended that if the moratorium on aboveground and underwater testing is some day broken by the Soviet Union, the United States can automatically resume testing anywhere. The experts among the scientists say, however, that it isn't as simple as it sounds and that continuous testing is important in developing many varieties of defense weapons. America, they explain, will have to be satisfied witli its present strength and take a chance that the Soviets will not increase their offensive or defensive power in the nuclear field. American military men are uncertain. They haven't had niuch of a voice in the negotiations. They are skeptical but probably will be required for reasons of policy to go along on the new treaty without making much protest. Will Debate Congress, on the other hand — in which there is an abundance of skepticism — will make a thorough inquiry and carry on a considerable debate. In the end, the chances are thai the agreement will he accepted by the senate on the vague theory that it is "a step in the right direction." But there's a lot yet to be THE LITTLE WOMAN their weight around, also objected I done before any tangible benefit to the general principle of free rides on government planes. Inouye has been careful not to tnki these rides himself, even though as a badly wounded, one-armed veteran of World ar II he is entitled to then). Miss Woods, a lady of twenty, with -plenty of initiative, has now got a job in Now York with the international students and is quite happy. (g 1963, Bell Syndicate. Inc.) PARIS—A commercial census will be taken by the French government next year following the scheduled population count. "Don't tell ME I'm upsetting the delicate balance of nature!" Readers Forum Integrated for Years ~ Just heard on the radio news (July 21) that some nitwit has added a new note to all the foul items we aVe facing in Washington today. A suggestion is being offered that the government forbid state aid to all schools that are not integrated at the present time. It was mentioned how many millions of dollars Georgia would miss on the deal. Georgia comes back with the statement that they are not at fault for not being Integrated. They are as they always were, and have not committed any wrong acts of disintegrating. If Georgia will surely get by. Look at the many schools that have never had state aid. Looking at the bright side: integration brings government aid to schools, just think of wha' we Catholics have to look for ward to, our schools having been integrated ever since I can remember. This proves another old adage —"Everything comes to him who waits — and waits, and waits and waits, and waits." Thanks for reading. HELEN LEADY 1116 Central Ave. How About State Salaries? I wonder how the minds of our state legislators work. They de feat a bill giving men who make less than $3,000 a year the right to strike. Yet each one is "for" labor. Then in turn they tell the cities they must raise the pay of police and firemen who are already making double the pay of many state employes. The police are pretty well paid, I think. I do not think my tax bill ought to go up when I am making less than $3,000 a year in order to give a man a raise who is making better than $5,000 already. In short, why don't the legislators think more of their own state STILL BIGGER OKLAHOMA CITY UP) — Oklahoma City, already the largest in land area in the United States, added an other 24.75 sqquare miles inside its borders. The state's capital city now is 344.735 square miles in size. City officials believe the most recently annexed area probably will become one of the fastest growing industrial sections in Oklahoma. of autocratic government — isn't likely to be removed by the signing of an agreement with the kind of regime which rules today in the Soviet Union and which is constantly extending its influence by infiltration and subversion in all contents of the world. 3 1963, N.Y. Herald-Tribune, Inc.) employes and keep their noses out of someone else's business? They have a full-time job finding a way to bring their own state employes up to a living wage. JAMES FULCHER 231 Mounier # * * * $6,000 for What? The mayor's economy train surely ruptured a few tubes in its boiler when the Council approved an expenditure of $6,000 for an engineering study of a crosstown route from State House Circle to State Street via 20th street. Opinions from reputable sources set the cost at several million dollars. It's fairly certain the city couldn't afford to build it and for sure the state of Ih'nois can't be interested what with a Beltline to complete, a river road to complete, a bridge or adequate bridge approaches, and consideration of the Berm highway. These things should come first. When they are, an accurate study can be made within the city of its traffic flow. H. C. BOYD 2713 Brown St. Forum Writer s Writer's names and addresses must be published with letters to the Readers Forum. Letters must be concise (preferably not over 150 words). .All are subject to condensation. CROSSWORD By Eugene Sbeffer * 40 4-5 41 3lo 38 13 30 37 4-7 42 8 17 18 34- 14- 31 10 (I 44 40. ornaments 42. cultivators 45. fortify 46. decree 48. cut off 49. beverage 50. classifies 51. swine's pen VERTICAL 1, headwear 2. single unit 3. grazing land 4. tartan design 5. parcels of land 6. employ 7. pronoun 8. title 9. sway 1-lla 10. Confederate general 11. still 16. conjunction 18. incite 20. active 21. grain •talk 22. elmre 23. rotated Answer to yesterday's I IOlNlA>ILIEI can bn derived from the pact. China, for instance, can go ahead on its own with tests, and so can France. If either country does so, this could automatically terminate the new treaty three months thereafter. Nuclear war, therefore, can happen despite the new agreement. | Furl her development of only cer-i tain kinds of nuclear weapons will i have been deferred for the time being. Meanwhile, the delusion that Nuclear war has been somehow banned by the agreement initialed at Moscow this week will gain headway. Actually, however, the true barrier to the prevention of a nuclear conflict — the power 29. ceremonte* 97. resign* 30. gratifies jqU fireplace shelve* HORIZONTAL 1. leap 4. feather 9. cunning 13. collection 13. mislays 14. email 15. having left a will 17. tranquil 19. pronoun 20. scorch 21. army unit 23, gun part 86, twist .27, paper measur* n- Greek letter 20. fish egg? 30. handbag 31. small rug 32. in 38. lurk 34. countenance 35. pocket* books 37, liquid measures S8, meadows 39. sour 8MHVPPKLVQ WPBO WBHDPKPMW BO6MI CON LBFDPLB. ADEPT JBT Bnan HHHHIE H^ra asa EEQ0 eataa liSKJwraGia uaratiE QHH King Feature* BywJ., 34. South American ruminant ST. portions 89, perwptioa 4Q.OUD «t. befer* 42. tree 48. decay 44. secret agent 47, 25 and 50 Years Ago July 26,1938 the Gootl Citizens Association of Alton endorsed Norman Flagg for the Republican st»le Illinois senate nomination; and Probate Judge C. W. Burton, (Democrat), and Judge R. VV. Griffith, (Republican), for stale's attorney nomination, Robert Wadlow add his father, Harold F. Wadlow, had gone to the West Const on ft Peters Shoe Co.-sponsored lotir. The last concrete on the Wood River-Edwardsville road was being poured, Forrest Cox, who returned a year before from a 13-mohlh diamond-hunting expedition In Africa, was at his home here. He had been a patient in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn, for two months for treatment of respiratory organs injured In Africa when a 12-foot python colled about him, Its fnngs deflected by his camera base and gun holder. Cox lay unconscious for four hours after natives released him from the grip of the snake. Miss H. Pansy Stafford was one of the 155 graduates receiving degrees in nursing at DePaul University summer school In Chicago. Miss Stafford had completed her studies wearing a cast which had been applied after she suffered a fractured vertebrae, a short Utne before going to Chicago. Among 70 Illinois highway policemen chosen in the qualifying rounds In annual state revolver championships in Springfield were two Collinsville officers: Tulio Verna, who scored 99.83, and Albert Amlung, 97.83. C. A. (Bert) Halsey of 1703 Liberty St., who had assisted in building of the Standard Oil Refinery at Wood River before being named to head the boilermaker department, retired after 50 years service. Halsey drove the first rivet-in the first tank of the company construction In 1907. Dr. Neal D. Vedder, Carrolllon mayor, was elected chairman and Mayor R. E. Flynn, Jerseyvllle, secretary of the temporary organization of Greene-Jersey Municipal League, meeting at Carrollton. Walter M. Fox, chairman of the Wood River School Board, died. Mrs. Louisa Betz Plank, Franklin, Neb., former local business woman, advised Alton to provide proper safeguards against purchase of fireworks in other communities in an attempt to ban sale of fireworks here. She said this had been overlooked at Franklin. July 26,19 W As chnirntan of the board of health, Alderman M. Rubeiistfln was selling up plans for a cilywide sanitation survey. Proposed was to force connection of all properties to seweri where sewers were available and to eliminate discharge of sewage into open ditches or other drainage-ways. A further goal was to effect drainage of ponds and other stagnant pools where mosquitoes might breed. Alton gardens were producing a wealth of tomatoes, but due to the spring drouth conditions few If any tomatoes were to be found on many of the farms of Ihe area. Farmers were now buying tomatoes in town to supply their own dining tables. William Dunlope, 55, an employe of Illinois Powder Co. near Grafton, was struck by a whirling derrick crank, Incurring a head laceration and an arm fracture, He was moved from the plant by boat to Grnflon for attention of n doctor. Godfrey Congregational Church was being provided with a well. The well had boon bored with a well auger by three members ofthe congregation, C. E. Turner, A. B. Davis, and William Jackson. A pump was now to be Installed. Businessmen 'on Belle Street were being solicited to join a project for extension of a white way on that street as far north as Belle. Biggest crowd of the season attended the first concert by White Hussar Band in Seminary Square. The park board was now planning to have additional concerts there. Tobias Neumann of Betlmlto had boon awarded a $1,150 contract by Wood River highway commissioners for moving the Gill bridge on the Allon-Bethalto road to ils new location. The bridge crossed the east fork of Wood river near the Klopmeier farm, east of the now state hospital site, and was to be shifted about 100 feet to a more stable site. The change involved changing the course of the stream, and an Alton contractor, Riley Wolf, was given the contract for the excavating work at $410. Wolf said he would start the grading job within a week, and would set up a camp at the bridge site for his workmen. Commissioners said a temporary crossing would be constructed over Wood river for use while the bridge job was in progress. Victor Riesel NAM Chief Urges Wage Restraint Recently the N.A.M. reorganized its leadership structure. It appointed a permanent president to replace the system of changing the top executive each year. I asked "Gully," as he is known to his colleagues, what the N.A. M. policy would be towards unions, government, taxes and profits. Here is his definitive statement of policies of the organization which speaks for 16,000 firms: By W. P. GULLANDER President, National Association of Manufacturers NEW YORK — A lack of adequate job opportunities is the one failing a free economic system cannot tolerate. Therefore, the un- mployment rate is the most significant economic statistic compiled by the government and has the most influence on the development of national policies. This is as it should be, but in developing policies to cope with unemployment we need to take a good square look at the factors which help or hurt job creation. Only then do we have a yardstick which to gauge the effectiveness of proposed programs. Jobs in the private sector of our economy, where most employment must originate, are created ivhen the savings of individuals are invested to start new business ventures in the hope of earning a profit, or additional capital is invested in the expansion of existing businesses in the hope of increasing the profit. Thus most jobs depend on the initiative of individuals in business or who desire to enter business. Yardstick With this fact in mind, let's measure some of the existing or proposed measures to reduce unemployment against the yardstick of whether they encourage or discourage this initiative. Let's take the shorter work week with no reduction in take- home pay. This would sharply increase the unit cost of producing goods and services and reduce or eliminate the possibility of profit unless prices were, raised to absorb the added costs. With higher prices, fewer goods and services would be sold and therefore fewer people could be employed in producing them. An arbitrary shortening of the work week would certainly not be encouraging to business initiative. Let's take the idea of raising the minimum wage. so those on the lower end of the income scale can buy more goods and services and thus create more jobs by adding to demand. This lias been applied repeatedly, but the very people it is supposed to help are those in the unemployment categories which have been growing. Instead of increasing their purchasing power, it has robbed many of them of opportunities to earn Today's Prayer Good Lord of all the days and nights, bless the holidays witli fair weather and make splendid the nights with stars. I have waited so long for a break in the year's roulini.'. I need to renew by contact with the earth, the wooded hill, Ihe waters of stream and lake and ocean. I need to read and rest and think. I need time out to catch up with myself and with all creation. Make my vucu tion a time of renewal, good Lord, and strengthen me for my johj through Christ, Amen. James W. Kennedy, N.Y.C., rector, The Church of the Ascension, (© 1963 by the Division of Christian Education, rational Council of the Churches of Christ In the U. S. A.) purchasing power because their ability to produce is too low to employ them at the legal minimum wage. It is now proposed that we turn to make-work projects, aimed particularly at decreasing unemployment among people between the ages of 1.6 and 22. The "Youth Employment Act of 1963" now before Congress would set up a Youth Conservation Corps, with starting pay of $60 a month plus keep, and a "State and Community Youth Employment Program" which would put young people to work on local public service projects at the prevailing rates of pay in the locality, with the federal government paying up to 75 per cent of the cost. 1£ it were not for the government-imposed restrictions on employment, many of these young people would be able to find jobs in which private employers would be able to use their service profitably, and at more than the equivalent of ?60 a month and keep. Tax Reduction Another proposed measure to relieve unemployment is the administration's lux reduction program. This places emphasis on adding to the buying power of those now employed rather than on relieving as much as possible the present obstacles to job creation. A program such as the one proposed by Congressmen Herlong of Florida and Baker of Tennessee would dp much more to encourage individual initiative and the accumulation and investment of the capital on which jobs depend, and it would have far less impact on the budget and infla- tionady potential, than the administration's proposal. (O 1003. The Hall syndicate, Inc.) MIRROR OF YOUR MIND By JOSEPH WHITNEY come careless or disinterested, and regard clothing as a nuisance, it is usually because they have been made to wear clothes they heartily disliked. Of course, children can't always be allowed to choose their clothes, but too little freedom of choice con lead to a rebellious, negative attitude toward clothing in general. Pu employers admire hard workers? Ansvvwt Most employers do, In nany jobs, personality is the dynamic factor. Beginning workers ire usually assigned to jobs consistent with their technical skill. When a new employe joins an office or field force, his technical skJU is taken for granted. From Are , „„ then on, healthy mental, social . , ., ' """*"' and, personality attributes play a 01 ciomesr significant role in getting ahead. Amwert Yes, by adult stand* workers who are lackjng ardj, Jn the early years, however, n these attributes are often ovSr- little ones. are very careful of they MHe. K they later be- W. Klog Is the heart R dplloute organ? Answer: Npt at all. We tend to think of the heart as sensitive and delicate because so many middle- aged persons die of heart failure, As a rule, this is not due to the heart, but to narrowing of tiie art- erics that supply the hettvt win blood. Ritchie Calder points out in "Medicine and Man" (Signet) that the heart is 9 remurkoble engine, very strong and very tough. "It has to he," lie said, "to pump blood tor a lifetime without i

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