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. .: v.Herbert Hoover Celebrates 85th Birthday


NEW YORK MP) - At 85, Her-
bert Hoover has one word for the
secret of longevity and health:
"I have not retired," says the'
former president, who spent his
his birthday at his desk.
"Those .who retire without some
occupation spend their time talk-
ing about their ills and pills."
Still Working
Hoover says he still has six jobs,
to do - ranging from writing a
three-volume book to being of oc-
casional service to his country.-
Whatever his formula, only two
former Presidents lived as long as
Hoover. James Madison died at
85, John Adams at 90.
Ruddy-faced, white-haired,
healthy-appearing and amiable,
Hoover met the press in a pre-
birthday news conference and dis-
cussed an array of topics, from
Khrushchev's visit to Stengel's
But he ruled out politics. He de-
clined to express a preference be-
tween Vice-President Richard M.
Nixon and New York Governor
Nelson Rockefeller for the Repub-
lican Presidential nomination.
Refused Recognition
"I am not going into politics at.
A birthday party," he said.
Hoover, one of a succession of
Presidents who refused to recog-
nize the Soviet Union, reiterated
his hope that the exchange of vis-
its between President Dwight D.
Eisenhower and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev would lead to
a lessening of world tensions.
He added his voice to those of
President Eisenhower and Vice-
President Nixon in asking that the
Soviet leader be treated well in
this country.
"I am sure the American people
will extend .the courtesies of this
country to the Soviet Premier as
we always hav9 extended them to
visitors from foreign countries,"
he said.,
'Don't Expect Much'
Hoover suggested that the peo-
ple not "expect too much" from
the Eisenhower-Khrushchev ex-
change of visits but said "we all
have hopes the President will be
able to diminish the tensions in
the world."
The Iowa-born Hoover expressed
particular hope that Khruhchev
would visit the Middle West to see
free enterprise farming in action.
In not recognizing the Soviet
Union- while President, Hoover
took the same position as Presi-
dents Wilson, Harding and Cool-
idge. President Franklin D. Roose-
velt gave recognition in 1933..,
Hoover, who takes three secre-
taries with him even when he goes
fishing, listed his six jobs as:.fol-
1) "Watching the dangers which
surround our country hoping to
be of occasional service."
2) Writing - in longhand -
three documented volumes under
the title, "An American Epic," to
show that the American people
have without repayment furnished
food and supplies that have saved
Math Meeting
Planned Here
About 700 educators from
throughout the United States are
expected to attend the 19th sum-
mer meeting of the National
Council of Teachers of Mathemat-
ics at the University Aug. 16-19.
Four speakers will address gen-
eral sessions of the conference.
First speaker will be B. H. Gun-
lach of Bowling Green State Uni-
versity in Ohio, and E. G. Begle of
Yale University will speak at the
second session. The others are
R. E. Langer of the University of
Wisconsin and D. O. McCoy of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

the lives of nearly 1%/2 billion
people in the past 45 years.
3) Attending to the affairs of
the Boys' Clubs of America - 526
clubs with 600,000 members, most-
ly in slum areas.
4) Building up the library on
war, revolution and peace at Stan-
ford University.
5) Serving as chairman or trus-
tee for about a dozen institutions.
6) Attending baseball games.
Flying from California to New
York several days in advance of
his birthday gave him a chance to
attend as an "elder fan," the "Old
Timers Day" Saturday at Yankee
What is wrong with Casey
Stengel's Yankees that they have
fallen so low in the league stand-
"I wouldn't want to express any
criticism,t' he said. "They have
the material and they can come
Baseball Problems
Hoover, a former sandlot short-
stop, said baseball's extension to
the West Coast posed something
of a personal problem in loyalties.
It is this: as President, he often
rooted for the Washington Sena-
tors but he regards himself as a
San Franciscan. Out of Washing-
ton, he liked the Brooklyn
Now the Dodgers have moved to
Los Angeles, San Francisco's ri-
val, and the Dodgers' arch rival
New York Giants have moved to
Adult fourses,
'Offered Again
By 'U, WS U
More than 100 courses will be
offered this fall by the Adult Edu-
cation Division of Wayne State
University and the University.
The Division, which combines
the resources of both universities,
enrolled more than 5,000 adults
during the academic year 1958-59.
This year they are offering a wide
variety of courses ranging from
the liberal arts to business sub-
Faculty from both universities
will be used to teach the courses,
which are held on the Wayne
State campus as well as at the
Rackham Memorial in Detroit
and at six suburban points: Allen
Park, Ferndale, Grosse Pointe,
Royal Oak, St. Clair Shores and
The number of a f t e r n o o n
classes will also be increased this
fall. Nine courses, primarily in
liberal arts, will be offered from
1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. during the
fall semester.
For those interested in the lib-
eral arts and the humanities, the
course offerings include art, econ-
omics, music, -literature, history,
foreign languages, psychology,
philosophy, and sociology and an-
Self-improvement classes in-
clude grammar, vocabulary im-
provement, public speaking, voice
and language improvement, and
creative writing. Business subjects
offered this fall include account-
ing, electronic data processing, in-
surance, business correspondence,
business law, credits and collec-
tions, office management, sales-
manship and advertising.
University faculty will partici-
pate in three lecture series. "Bio-
logical Forces in the World of
Man" will be held in the Rack-
ham Building in Detroit and
"Great Religions of the World"
will be held in Royal Oak.
A new technical series on space
technology given by faculty of the
University will be sponsored by
the Dearborn Center.

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