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COMING TO THE SURFACE AGAIN? Victor Riesel Nixon And Bliss The Nation s Big Blitzed Cities l he Palm Beach Post A JOHN H PERRY NEWSPAPER John H. Ptrry Jr. Prt. W. W Atterbury Jr.. TrrM. Ctcil B. Ktllty, Pubtuhtr, Gcntral Mantr R. H Kirkpatrick, Editor C. E Ntubtutr. Eire. Editor R Mtrl Ellin. Circulation Director f ubluhtd Eich Diy Evctpt Saturday and Sunday at 2751 South Diim, Wttt Palm Beach, Fla. 33402 By Parry Publication!, Inc. Second elaaa poataft paid at Wtat Palm Beacb. Florida Member of the Ataoctattd Preta Tht Associated Prtaa ta tirluaively entitled to the um (or republication of all oewa Member Audit Bureau of Circulation SI RSI KIP! ION HUKs-UHKim elect retook 1.689.000 votes from the Democrats' 1964 total. This is more than five times his popular vote margin over Hubert Humphrey. 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N.Y. 10038 MONDAY MORNING, NOV. 25, 1968 WASHINGTON - If you see what the boys in the GOP's back room have, you'll see the strategy which won for Richard Nixon. This stratagem has gone unreported and unnoted by the newsmen now shuttling between the shores of Biscayne Bay and New York's Central Park Lake. Yet the tactic is the story of the 1972 campaign, as well as the background of the recent confrontation. In those Republican National Committee back rooms, the final analysis proves that the million-dollar Big City Drive, devised by Chairman Ray Bliss and candidate Richard Nixon, won the election. Had this operation not been launched on April 1. 1965 by Bliss, outlined in a master plan he submitted in 1962 to the then chairman. Bill Miller, Dick Nixon would have lost. The plan called for slicing into Democratic control of the nation' 10 biggest megalopolises. The Nixon-Bliss team, from the first, reckoned it could not capture the cities from the Democrats unless the latter nominated Nasser and Brezhnev. But to win, Messrs. Nixon and Bliss believed they needed only to take anywhere from five to 10 per cent more big-city votes than they did in 1960. Thus they could cut in on the Democratic strength in the black communities, as well as among the religious and nationalities groups. No single special appeal would have to be made to labor, or the Negroes or the hyphenated ethnic blocs. Just a broad appeal and exposure through three and a half years of constant visibility. And it worked. Dick Nixon Bliss-krieged the Democrats in their own concrete compounds. In just about half of the strategic cities, the President- David Lawrence Jack Anderson Kickbacks On State Sales In Wallace Fund Raising get Wallace's name on the ballot. It is a measure of Millsap's effectiveness at squeezing money out of businessmen that, in addition to the liquor pay-off he was already collect- strategy, rehearsed during some 500 regional conferences run bv the 60-year-old Bliss over the past 44 months, gave Dick Nixon the pivotal electoral votes. Look at New Jersey: according to the GOP's charts. Barry Goldwater lost Newark in '64 by 84.000 votes. On Nov. 5. Dick Nixon lost Newark by only 43.000. Furthermore, in '64. the Repbulican candidate lost Jersey City by 60.000. This time. Mr. Nixon lost it bv just 39.000. So the Republicans actually retook 62.000 votes in fortress Jersey, where the local Democratic chiefs have repelled all invaders for years. Thus the President-elect was able to take the key state by 54.000 votes. In fortress New York, the story is even more dramatic. In '64. Barrv Goldwater lost the giant town by 1,207.000. This time Dick Nixon lost it by a mere 698.000 - roughly half of the previous cataclysm. This did not bring him the state. But it kept him in the running on the popular vote. If he had not recouped those New York votes. Hubert Humphrey would have run inflation. Indeed, inflation in Germany in the 1920 s was of such an extreme nature that the whole economy was dislocated. As a consequence of the ensuing unemployment and high cost of living, Hitler found it easy in the 1930 s to obtain dictatorial powers. since the German people were willing to try anything in order to improve their lot. International conferences are being held this week in Switzerland and in West Germany as the representatives of ten non-Communist nations the world's wealthiest discuss ways and means of stabilizing the financial situation in Europe, which, of course, has a close relationship to the whole problem of trade and international exchange. The general belief is Western Monetary Meet Essential In Near Future "My company had sold some tires to the state." he admitted. "We represent B.F. Goodrich." He denied charges that the bids were rigged so he would get the tire business, but he acknowledged that the Wallace administration might have shown some favoritism in selecting which B.F. Goodrich agent to deal with. "I have worked awful hard for George Wallace," said Millsap. "It is natural he would do business with someone he knows." Millsap said that Wallace had got him the job of business manager for the University of Alabama year book in their college days. The job paid enough money to help Millsap meet his university expenses. He has been a loyal Wallace supporter ever since. "I have worked for George Wallace because I believe in the things he says," declared Millsap. "If George Wallace asks me to work for him again. I will work for him again." Millsap said he is a past president of Bessemer's chamber of commerce. As president of the Bessemer school board for the past five years, he has also led the battle against integration. By filing suit against the federal government and raising a howl against integration, he explained, he had restrained the militant whites from violence. They had held back, he said, because they were convinced he was putting up a good fight against desegregating the schools. Although the Millsap spoke volubly about other subjects, he remained mum on the question of liquor kickbacks. He wouldn't comment on the cancelled checks which proved he had been taking half of the Boiling and Huey firm's liquor commissions. Yet the firm handled all the sales, promotion and paper work, while Millsap did nothing to earn his 50 percent cut. Asked whether he had really collected this money under the table for' the Wallace organization. Millsap tersely repeated: "I have no statement to make on that." To Curb Obscenity The local Citizens Literature Council (CLC) has asked city commissioners to join in requesting a grand jury investigation of "dirty books" on area newsstands; and commissioners have indicated full cooperation. Council members report some cooperation from merchants; but many drug stores, newsstands and other outlets still provide an ample supply of printed trash that could by no flight of imagination be called literature, that contributes nothing to the community, that does nothing to improve the mind of anyone. It might be difficult to prove that much of this trash is pornography since even the Supreme Court seems unable to define pornography. However, one can say that much of the cheap, sensational stuff found on some newsstand racks is offensive, foul, loathesome, disgusting; which happens to be the dictionary definition of the word "obscene." Of course there will be those who will object to any form of control. There will be outcries about free speech and censorship. And of course we must guard our right of free speech, we must avoid censorship. However, as has been said, the right of free speech does not confer the right to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater; and some of the junk found on newsstands today is capable of doing damage to impressionable minds just as panic in a theater can do physical damage. And one means of guarding against oppressive censorship is to keep some control over obviously valueless trash to avoid a situation developing where an aroused citizenry would impose really tough rules going far beyond anything contemplated to control obscenity. Those who flood the nation with perversion, corruption, obscenity - anything that will bring them a profit - must be curbed if we are to retain our rights of free speech, freedom from censorship and freedom from exploitation of our children. A grand jury probe is a splendid first step. New Flu Bug Stymied Thanks to alert medical scientists, the invasion by the Hong Kong flu bug has not - and probably will not reach anything like the proportions of major influenza pandemics of the past. A pandemic is a super epidemic. The wave of influenza that killed 550,000 Americans and about 21 million people around the world in 1918 was the worst pandemic in modern times. Influenza pandemics seem to follow 10-year cycles. In 197, it was Asian flu, this year it's Hong Kong flu. iioth of them are much milder than the 1918 flu, but vaccines that were developed against the Asian and other types are ineffective against the Hong Kong variety. The reason is that viruses have the nasty habit of mutating, of changing their basic genetic make-up. Periodically, the outer shell or "overcoat" of the influenza virus undergoes what is called an antigenic shift, which makes it immune to existing vaccines. A major shift, as has occurred in the present case, corresponds to a major style change in the virus' overcoat Then, like a woman with a new wardrobe, it's ready to travel. That is how it is described by Dr. Thomas Francis Jr., a University of Michigan professor of epidemiology, who is credited with sounding the first alarm in this country about the Hong Kong virus, and by Dr. Fred Davenport of the U-M School of Public Health. Fortunately, the antigenic shift was detected in time to allow commercial vaccine manufacturers to go into production with a new vaccine that penetrates the Hong Kong bug's overcoat. Forecasts indicate that millions of doses will have been made by the end of December, enough to significantly reduce the spread of the disease. Actually, the Hong Kong-style "over-coat" may not be so new. Blood serum collected last year from Michigan residents over 74 years of age was found to contain an antibody that neutralizes the Hong Kong virus. This indicates, says Davenport, that something very much like the Hong Kong strain struck this country once before, probably in the 1890s. ahead of the President- elect in the popular count. The big Nixon-Bliss blitz hit Los Angeles county. There, in 1964. the Republicans lost bv 407.000. On Nov. 5. Mr. Nixon actually took it by 37.000. This upset gave him California -though he battled one of the toughest labor-political machines in the land. This was generally the pattern in St. Louis. Philadelphia. Chicago, and Cleveland. Bliss is especially proud of his siege of Richard Dalev's bailiwick. In 1964. the GOP candidate lost by 674.000. On NOv 5. Mr. Nixon lost by 390.000 So the nominee's out-of-town majority, which he took to the city line, was not washed out in Chicago. It was this machine which held tight during the Humphrey frontal attack of the li-nal weeks. Had it not been there, the Democratic candidate's strength in the big cities might have swamped the Nixon-Agnew ticket The machine withstood the battering because the chainsmoking Ray Bliss nursed v irtually every precinct. In I960, 'here were 50.000 precincts unmanned by Republicans, tor 64. the figure was higher. In three and a half years. Bliss poured manpower into all of them. No vote-heavy district went unworkedor unwatched. Certainly this made the difference when critical states began swinging on just hand-luls of votes, during the Eisen-however sweep, the big cities would not have mattered much. But Ray Bliss and Dick Nixon are realists. "Ike'was not the candidate. Their Big City Drive campaign put several hundred thousand Rephu-licans into the formerly abandoned precincts. They took nothing for granted. They challenged all machines -Daley's. Tammany's. Kennedy's. that some form of world monetary conference will have to be called soon similar to the one held in July 1944 at Bret-ton Woods, N.H., which led to the formation of the International Monetary Fund and the InternationalBank for Reconstruction and Development. Banking experts in Bonn are quoted as saying there may be complete chaos in the world money markets unless arrangements are made promptly for a world conference to bolster currencies which are weak. Meanwhile, some emergency measures in the form of "credit props" may be taken to support the currencies which are in trouble. The usual remedy is to furnish loans to ease critical situations. No formula, however, has as yet been developed to deal with possible revaluation of monetary units in major countries. The United States has a deep interest in seeing stability re-established in Western Europe, particularly since the Czech crisis indicates clearly that the NATO alliance may have to be strengthened with additional funds in order to show the Soviet Union that the West is united and will resist any further acts of aggression. corresponding improvement in the heart of man. Any daily paper will tell you of how man steals, lies, kills, is lustful and defies or ignores God. Nearly two thousand years ago God made a perfect and complete provision for the sins of man. the gift of His own Son The Gospel of the first Christian century and the Gospel of today are the same, lor the need has not changed and the solution has not changed it has been my privilege to see thousands of people, from' every walk of life, have their hearts and lives completely changed by hearing and believing this old Gospel.' I continue to preach it because I know it works. Bible Verse My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 5:20-25 BIRMINGHAM - This column has uncovered evidence that one of George Wallace's fund raisers has been collecting kickbacks on liquor sales to Alabama state liquor stores. He is Robert M. Millsap, a Bessemer, Ala., civic leader who has been a political ally of Wallace's since they attended the University of Alabama together in the early 1940s. This column has traced un-der-the-tabU payments of more than $138,000 to Millsap from Boiling and Huey. Birmingham food brokers. The payments began shortly after Wallace became governor in 1963. Confronted with the evidence, James "Jay" Boiling, one of the partners, acknowledged that his brokerage firm has been splitting commissions with Millsap on all Ezra Brooks whiskey and Mar-Salle liqueurs sold to the state. He refused to say how much money had been passed to Millsap. but the true total is probably a good deal higher than the $1:18.000 tins column has been able to trace. "The payments started off big. but they have gradually dwindled down." said Boiling. The reason for the decline, he admitted, was that sales had dropped off, not that Millsap's 50-50 split had been reduced. Apparently, all payments were made to Millsap by checks, which he deposited in a "special account." There is no available record of how the money was spent. It is significant, however, that while Millsap was getting a rake-off on liquor sales he was also hustling contributions lor George Wallace's perennial political campaigns. In 19(12, Millsap was Wallace's campaign manager and chief fund raiser in the 36 counties of northern Alabama. Four years later. Millsap helped Wallace install his late wife. Lurleen, as governor, to get around the state constitution which barred Wallace from a iecond term. During the past presidential campaign. Millsap not only raised money for Wallace but traveled to San Francisco last November to head up the drive in Northern California to LETTERS to the EDITORS Man The PumP Editor: I have been in Florida for about 23 years. The sand pump at Boynton Inlet has pumped for about 20 of those years and did a good job. But for the past three it has not been able to pump often because there was a board (not made of wood) hung up in it. On TV channel 5 news last night, the man said "as you can see from the picture, the sand is building up on the north side and pulling away on the South", Can't the Board see? In the "days of old" it would have been stated "Nero fiddles while Rome burns". Today I think it would be said, "the Board consults while the bca-h washes away". The simple answer to either case would be "man the pump". But this answer is below them. DAVID C. LEDBET- TER Boynton Beach ing from the Boiling and Huey firm, he also hit up O.D. Huey. the other partner, for a fat campaign contribution. Millsap recruited Huey in the "1000 Club." whose membership is restricted to people who donated at least $1,000 to Wallace's presidential campaign. A grateful Wallace wrote Huey on Nov. 1. 19(17: "1 want to thank you for your generous contribution to the cause to which we are all dedicated. You and other contributors to the '1000 Club' have given me renewed faith and courage . . . With people like you behind me. we are going to have an impact on this country." Millsap refused to comment on the evidence that he has been collecting a 50-50 split on all Ezra Brooks and Mar-Salle liquor sold in Alabama. "I really don't have anything to say about that." he told this column. "I haven't acted as a broker in selling anything to the state." he added. It is true that Millsap has played no visible role in selling liquor to the state. This makes it all the more curious that he should be paid 50 per cent of the commissions on Ezra Brooks and Mar-Salle sales. However, he amended his disclaimer when he was questioned on the subject of tires. He acknowledged that his Bessemer feed stores. J.C. Curry & Co.. had sold some B.F. Goodrich tires to the state. Fluoridation Editor: In reply to the Post-Times editorial Sunday. Nov. 17th entitled "Fluoridation Helps," the report of the Cleveland. Ohio. Public School on its 800.-000 pupil survey, appears to be simply a repetition of the "statistical illusion" which at least 10 qualified critics have pointed out and has been proven when certain age groups of fluoridated children are corn-pared with similar aged groups of unfluoridated children. On Dec. 3-6, 1957 the House of Delegates of the American Medical Ass'n in its published "Statement On Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies" proved by actual figures and facts that fluoridation of drinking water does not reduce dental decay, but only delays it for a short time, hence no lower dental bills nor life protection for adults. For example in England Dr. Robert Weaver proved this by comparing fluoridated South Shields with North Shields i unfluoridated). He found 12 year old children in South Shields and 56 percent less decayed, missing and filled teeth than the same age group in North Shields. But. he said, this can be misleading. The question is: how many years does it take for the figure 2 4 DMF permanent teeth in South Shields to reach 4.3 of North Shields? The answer is approximately three years. . the fact remains that children 15 years of age in South Shields have the same average amount of cavities as WASHINGTON - Europe is in the middle of a financial crisis which could also affect this country, though the United States is in a better condition to meet the challenge than it has been in recent months. Fortunately, the dollar, which was supposed to have been weakening, has gained in strength, and there is a growing confidence in our monetary unit. Whenever trouble hits the money markets of a large region such as is covered by the non-Communist countries in Europe and their huge stockpiles of money deposited in other countries, there is bound to be uneasiness when talk of devaluation becomes serious. Paper money, for instance, is being dumped into gold rather precipitately, and this kind of activity sometimes furnishes the impetus to a financial panic. Stock markets in many capitals in Western Europe, Africa and Asia have already been closed. What makes the situation to a certain extent beyond the control of governments is that so many corporations and individuals have huge sums of money invested in various parts of the world. They have accumulated reserves in dollar amounts now estimated at 18 billion as a result of the outflow of American disbursements when there was a deficit in our balance of payments. If the current series of developments had happened a year ago, the United States might have been in much more serious difficulty, but the position of the dollar has improved recently and the latest figures show an actual surplus in the balance of payments. There are other reasons, moreover, for the increased confidence in the dollar. The United States has just gone through a presidential election, the results of which have been widely interpreted both here and abroad as meaning that the new administration will be more circumspect in handling expenditures than was its predecessor and that budgets will be somewhat reduced. A curtailment in spending might automatically develop if the Vietnam war is de-escalated next year and some kind of cease-fire arranged. In any event, the dollar is growing stronger, and the eyes of the financial world are turned on France with its weak monetary unit that may have to be devalued. The real problem, of course, is inflation. The European nations have been suffering from it for the past ten years, and 1968 shows very little improvement over preceding years. The history books tell of the acute problems many nations have facd because of Billy Graham The Old Gospel Really Works Is This Necessary? Questioned is found in North Shields at 12 years of age." In the larger so-called test cities in the U.S. this same "statistical illusion" has been graphically shown on charts using the proponents own figures A similar situation exists in naturally fluoridated areas of Japan i.e at age eight, a three year delav from the normal. Therefore, under fluoridation parents have the same or higher dental bills, delayed, increased taxes for the fluoride and damage to plumbing, cost of fluoride, cost of high salaried operator to tend machine plus cost of machine. No one has ever shown that supplemental fluoride is either beneficial or necessary for the best teeth ever found. J. N. WALKER Palm Beach Shores Beautiful Beach; Editor: I have just read the following sentence in your Sun & Fun issue. Quote - "where sandy, unspoiled beaches stretch invitingly across 46 miles of Florida's Gold Coast" unquote. Very true, but how does one get to them? Signs everywhere say Private, No Trespassing or No Parking. Except for the small amount of municipal beach the rest is closed to the public. On most of the beach roads one cannot even park to look at the beach and ocean, let alone using it. STANLEY PICKERING Boynton Beach In this day and age. it seems to me that you ignore all the advances made by man. The Gospel, too. seems to be for days past, not present. - S M. Man's scientific advances during the last hundred years stagger the imagination and there is no reason not to believe that fifty or a hundred years from now people will marvel at what has been accomplished in their lifetime, automation and every type of technological advance making our ways of living infinitely more easy and possibly more pleasant. However, there is not the slightest evidence that with all of his scientific achievements that there has been a One of the more obnoxious things we have to look forward to is the coming of the supersonic transport plane. According to a panel of scientists 40 million Americans will be subjected to a daily diet of as many as 50 sonic booms each day if the SST now being developed is permitted to make routine flights across the country. Also, the shock waves of the planes' passing would cause an estimated $80 million property damage each year. Of course there's a bright side. The Federal Aviation Administration has repeatedly pledged that flights over the U.S. will not be permitted until the problem of the sonic boom has been solved. Only worry is: just what measure ofdampeningthe boom will the FAA consider acceptable And another thing: presumably the SST will be permitted to fly the wean routes. So what happens to the restful cruise on a surface ship.' Restful with an unexpected shattering blast breaking the crockery, scaring the daylights out of everybody '.' Why on earth must we insist on getting anywhere so fast as to disrupt the peace of the world'.' Why develop a machine that adds to an already unbearable noise level ' Whv? A.

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