Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Edwin O. Guthman Passes/Ascends At 89
Edwin O. Guthman (August 11, 1919 - August 31, 2008) was a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and university professor.
The LA Times wrote:
Guthman was national editor of the L.A. Times during the paper's rise to prominence. His pursuit of Watergate stories earned him the No. 3 spot on Nixon's enemies list. He later taught at USC.
Edwin O. Guthman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and editor whose aggressive pursuit of Watergate stories during the 1970s earned him the enmity of President Nixon and the No. 3 spot on Nixon's infamous enemies list, has died. He was 89.
Because of his Pulitzer and his Kennedy connections, Guthman was, according to Halberstam, "the most prestigious editor" The Times had in the 1960s. He was known for his strong social conscience and his belief that reporters should strive to expose corruption. Guthman also was known as the paper's most relentless editor, always pushing his reporters to make one more phone call to nail an important story.
This quality was crucial in the early 1970s when the Washington Post broke the story of the Watergate break-in. In contrast to other top editors at The Times, Guthman was, Halberstam wrote, "passionate on Watergate from the start."
The Times was one of the few papers in the country doing any Watergate stories, but it found itself always trailing the Post on reporting developments in the unfolding scandal, which arose from the discovery of a break-in by Republican operatives at the Democratic National Headquarters in the Watergate office complex in Washington. The Times' fortunes changed in the fall of 1972, when Washington correspondent Ronald J. Ostrow learned that there might have been an eyewitness to the break-in.
One of Ostrow's colleagues at The Times, Jack Nelson, found the witness, Alfred Baldwin, and secured an exclusive interview. Although Times lawyers warned of the enormous legal risks and the government was pressuring the paper to drop the story, Guthman talked Times Editor William F. Thomas into running the piece. It became one of the most important stories about the entire episode because, in Halberstam's view, it "brought Watergate right to the heart of the Nixon reelection campaign in a more dramatic way than any other story so far."
Here are some of the key numerical points as follows:
First, Edwin was born on the Divine Birthday 1925 years from our Lord's birth in 6 BC - my late father was born in the year 1925. Second, Edwin passed on August 31, 2008 which was the 11th anniversary of the passing of Princess Diana. So we have a very strong resonance with the number 11 - 11th day (August), 11 years, etc. Third, on the night of Ed's passing my wife and I were at the Writer's Theatre watching "Nixon's Nixon", a story of what might have happened in the Lincoln sitting room the night before Nixon resigned (August 7, 1974).
Glencoe's Writer's Theatre has two venues, one in the back of Vernon's Books (where we saw Nixon's Nixon which can seat 50) and the larger of the two at 325 Tudor Court in the Glencoe Women's Library Club which can seat 108. Prior to seeing the play my wife and I drove around Glencoe and stopped in front of the Woman's Library Club at exactly 5:41 pm. The Writer's Theatre just completed a production of "The Lion In The Winter" on August 17th. I was called to note the time because of "The Lion" phrase. Harris Bank has had an office directly across the street from 325 Tudor Court for years at 333 Park Avenue - note that 333 + 23 "I Am" = Leo (356), etc.
541 is the 101st prime number. 541 days prior to 20080831 brings us to 20070309 which is Jesus (15131) prime days from 20480811, ONE (1) year from the end of the 23rd "I Am" cycle of the prime of Leo (356) year of 2047 = 23 prime X 89, etc.
Two cycles of 541 days bring us to 20050914 which is the 9/14 (914) mo/day = 457 prime X 3 which is the 89th prime number. The year 2005 factors into 401 "Prime of Rosary (961197)" X 5 and was the advent of the 89th "Prime of Leo (356)" year since Fatima began in 1917, etc. You can read about other 2005 revelations concerning 541 prime and the Chicago White Sox winning the 101st World Series over at this link.
Let's get back to Edwin Guthman's passing.....
August 31, 2008 - the night that we watched Nixon's Nixon was 12,443 days from August 7, 1974, the day prior to Nixon's resignation in 1974.
12443 factors into 23 "I Am" X 541 prime. 23 corresponds to I (9) Am (14) = 23 prime which is the Lord's original name and title given to Moses on Mt. Sinai - ie. "I Am...the Lord thy God..." Exodus 20:2.
Now let's connect the numerical dots between Edwin's passing, Robert Kennedy's passing and "The Lion In The Winter" as follows:
Robert F. Kennedy passed/ascended on June 6, 1968, 14696 days prior to Edwin Guthman's passing on August 31, 2008. We first factor 14696 as 167 prime X 88 which means that the end of the 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" cycle of 167 prime days will bring us to 20090214 - Valentines Day - which in non-leap years is ALWAYS two (2) cycles of 89 "Prime of Leo (356)" days from the Divine Birthday, August 11th. 20090214 will also be the 66th birthday of another "Lion" figure, the late Aaron Russo, (February 14, 1943 – August 24, 2007) an American entertainment businessman, film maker, and political activist.
Note that 6/06 - June 6th, D-Day - is always 66 days from August 11th.
66 is 23 "I Am" from 89, the prime of Leo (356) = 89 prime X 4.
We can tie the above all the way back to the premier of the original Broadway Play of "The Lion In Winter" on March 3, 1966 as follows:
20080831 - 19660303 = 15522 days = 199 prime X 78
August 31, 2008 was/is 199 prime days from 20080214, Day ONE (1) of the 66th year since Aaron Russo's - the Lion In The Winter - birth.
Less than 2 years prior to his passing on August 24, 2007, Aaron Russo produced a ground-breaking political-social-economic documentary, America: Freedom To Fascism (AFTF). In an example of incredible numerical harmony we can connect the dots between Aaron's birth, 19420214, the eve of Nixon's resignation - on which the play "Nixon's Nixon" is based - and the first public screening of America: Freedom To Fascism in Tuscon Arizona on January 28, 2006 as follows:
19740807 (the eve of Nixon's resignation) - 19430214 (Aaron Russo's birth) = 11497 days
11497 is a prime number
19740807 + 11497 prime days = 20060128, the very first public screening of America: Freedom To Fascism in Tuscon Arizona.
It's a wrap!!
PS. Today is the day that my late father, Fred K. Smart, Jr. began to ascend/pass 12 years ago in 1996. He died one day later on 9/03, 23 "I Am" days from the Divine Birthday, 8/11, on the 101 "Perfect Unity" prime cycle that connects all the way back to the birth of Christ in 6 BC. 101 days later my grandmother, my mother's mother, passed/ascended on 12/13, the 19th anniversary of my wife's father's passing/ascension in 1977.
PSS. Since hurricane "Gustav" is in the news right now it may be appropriate to note that the Universal Numerical Date (UND) for Gustav (731214) brings us back to 19960808 which was/is Day ONE (1) of the 23rd "I Am" year since Nixon's resignation in 1974 and the 8th anniversary of the lights being turned on at Wrigley Field for the first time in 1988. My father's father's name was "Gustav" and my father-in-law's name was "Gus". 23 "I Am" days from Gustav (731214) - August 8, 1996 - my mother, father and I were holding hands at the "Kaiser" mausoleum inside Chicago's famous Graceland Cemetary. This was on the day that my Godmother, Sally Burnham, the wife of Sailor (Hubert) Burnham, the grandson of Daniel Burnham, the famed pioneering architect and urban planner of the Chicago School of Architecture.