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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 TV Cedar Rapids Gazette: FH . Jane 7, 1174 AT BRIDGE By Oswald & James Jaraby “What did I do wrong?” asked South. “You played the hand like a man trying to foreclose a mortgage. There is no interest paid on tricks taken early in the play.” West opened the king of spades. East played the deuce and West shifted to the queen of trumps. South grabbl'd that NOHTH (DI 4 10 5 9 62 ♦ A Q J 9 6 ♦ A QIU 7 WEST 4 A K Q.l 9 Q.J IO ♦ 84 4 8632 SOI TH 4 864 3 V A K 97 54 ♦ K 5 45 Both vulnerable EAST 4 972 V 83 ♦ 107 32 4 K .I 9 4 President Wooing 34 ‘Nay’ Votes North I ♦ 24 4f West 14 Pass Pass Opening lead - ♦ K East Pass Pass Pass South lf 3f Pass trick with the king as quickly as he could — thought a while — played his ace of trumps and started after diamonds He got to discard one spade on the third diamond, but West ruffed in and cashed two more spades to leave South one trick short. • Once South grabbed that first trump trick he could think forever and not find any way to make his contract. If he had done his thinking beforehand and let West hold the trick. West could think to his heart’s content, but he would not be able to defeat the contract. lf he led a second trump. South would simply run off the rest of the tricks. If he played more spades he would hold South to his contract, but that I mill tx att._ f+CHRD Sen** The bidding has been    6 West    North    East    South I*    Double 24 You. South, hold ♦ 65fJ 43 24AQ974853 W hat do you do now.' A —Bid three hearts or pass. Neither action is outstanding lf you do decide to hid do not hid three diamonds TODAY S QUESTION You decide to pass. West passes also and your partner doubles a second time What do you do now? Answer Tomorrow By Bab ( •■sidlnr NEW YORK - The President is carefully wooing the 34 “nay” votes he will need in the senate if the house impeaches him Some of his staunchest supporters, including Press Secretary Ron Ziegler, have recently tended to concede that impeachment is all but inevitable in the house. It is heavily Democratic. of course, and clearly offended by the President’s refusal to give its judiciary committee the additional tapes it wants to see A majority of one vote in the house could indict the President and send his case to the senate, infinitely safer ground for him Two-thirds of the more sedate upper house must vote against him to remove him from office and bar him from further public office for life. At this point, the White House strategy seems to be to persuade at least 34 of the KHI scions that nothing he did before and after Watergate constituted “high crimes and misdemeanors.” This persuasion takes the form of quiet little dinners on the peaceful Potomac aboard the Presidential yacht Sequoia, reactivation of his old-time association with the conservative members and occasional trips to conservative areas of the country. Johnson Margin The President would settle for a one-vote edge in the senate, though it is natural that he would wish for a more substantial “mandate.” President Andrew Johnson was happy with the outcome of the only other such case in American history. The vote was 35 to convict. 19 to acquit. Just enough. There have been objections expressed about the impeachment process’ being televised, though Sen. Mansfield, the highly respected majority leader, believes the public has a right to view the entire proceedings It would be an unforgettable period in the history of journalism, even though there is little likelihood that the accused would be present. He will be overseas in all probability when all the harsh charges and defenses ring through the house chamber, being toasted and honored for his newest gains in the Middle East and elsewhere If impeached, the chances are that he will miss the senate trial, too, though there is always an outside chance that he might appear at a dramatic moment to deliver his own defense Dramatics If his case goes to the senate SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY GIFT SELECTIONS DISSTON GRASS SHEARS A great choice for all-purpose drilling, grinding, sanding, buffing, wire brushing, polishing, pant mixing, screwdriver^ The farther you pull bock the trigger, the foster the speed Lets you match the speed to the (Ob at bond. 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Grimes had suffered a stroke three days earlier, but he had already been sum moned, In anticipation of the vote, and was then in the Capitol. Key Yates A few minutes later he was carried to his seat. “The senators were then polled in alphabetical order by the chief justice, Salmon Portland Chase. Dartmouth 1826. (An anti-Johnson contemporary said of him that he regarded himself as the fourth person in the Trinity.) “Most had long been committed. so that their responses offered nothing of surprise. Grimes pulled himself to his feet, and by a mighty effort of will stood erect to vote. Though he reprobated the President and all his works, he refused to accept Johnson’s derelictions as ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ and voted to acquit . . . The only doubtful senator was Edmund Ross of Kansas, who had hitherto kept his own counsel. When his name was called he voted for acquittal, and for all practical purposes the trial was over.” It was rougher in the house, which had voted 126-to-47 to bring Johnson to trial Sick old Rep Thaddeus Stevens (Dartmouth, of course, class of 1814) had referred to Johnson as “that drunken tailor at the other end of the avenue." Hoarse with ire after a long denunciatory speech in the house, Stevens called not only for impeachment but demanded that the President be forthwith arrested and sent to prison (Johnson’s “crime" was that he fired Secretary of War Stanton without the senate’s approval.) One-Vote Margins But one vote spared the man American history is studded with one-vote margins. Maryland State Sen. George Snyder reminds us, “One vote granted statehood to Californ- ia, Idaho. Oregon, Texas and Washington The Draft Act of W’orld war II was passed by one vote in the house. “Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams were elected to the presidency by one vole in the electoral college. Rutherford B. Hayes’ election was contested and referred to an electoral commission. He emerged victor by one vote ” Douglas Storer, author of “Amazing But True” books, tells us the purchase of Alaska was ratified by one vote. Hitler came to power by one vote. Moral: Don’t knock one vote. Smith Family Singers in special services at OAKLAND CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1515 29th St. N E. Fit,Sit. June 7 & 8—7:30 pm Sunday, -lune 9-10:45 ain. & 7:00 pm. Pastor Crawford Howe will tx* speaking at these services. 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