Independent from Long Beach, California on February 24, 1964 · Page 11
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 11

Long Beach, California
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Monday, February 24, 1964
Page 11
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RESIGNING SOKENSKiVS OBSERVATION ON KENNEDY Aide Tells JFK 'Feel'-on Civil Rights WASHINGTON «V-,Theo- dore Soren^=. longtime adviser and friend ol John F. Kennedy, said Sunday the late' President delayed asking civil rights legislation because of his "unusual feel for the mood of the Congress and thi. country." "Soreasen is resigning this mate: "I was not surprised because I had long known of President Kennedy's feelings about Lyndon Johnson and there are signs that there 5s increasingly difficult ally was a growing realization in all parts of the country that this kind of program is necessary had in fact beea one of the j and that whoever is Presi- many who recommended Mr. dent must support such a pro- Johnson as President Ken- nedy"» panning mate. --On possible Southern political reaction against Presi- 'dent Johnson because of bis of the Kennedy legal counsel so he can write civil rights program: "1 think a book on Kennedy. He was the opposition to the cml '- - . . . .. lights program will continue gram." --On Kennedy's estimate of French President Charles de Gtulle: "He admired Gen. De Gaulle. He thought his long-range principles, as wen asked on a television - radio interview program about Ken- 1 riedy's tactics on civil rights and he replied this way: "In the early years of his presidency, he pressed hard for action in the civil rights area within the executive branch, actions which he could take on his own responsibility. -"But he did not want to make" a lot of bo!d speeches to the Congress about civil rights which would result in no action because he knew tfiai would simply increase the frustrations of those who were bring denied those rights. "When the time came for stronger civil rights legisla lion, he moved." · * * · KENNEDY submitted hi: proposals last June after there had been a wave of raria demonstrations and violence An interviewer noted tha Prof. James McGregor Burns a biographer of Kennedy, an interview last Decernbe said that while Kenned showed intellectual and polit cal commitment "the questio I raised in ray book is w heth er°lie also showed a commit ment of the heart, and th tragedy is we will neve know." " Sorensen's comment: "... He showed a commi' ment of the heart in one wa after another. Perhaps didn't show it to those who barely knew him. such as Professor Burns. But to those of us who worked with him closely, day in and day out. he -showed a commitment of the heart about the great issues of our time, about the people with w hem he worked, aboot the country which he served. He very strongly had a commitment of the heart.' On other points, Sorensen gave these estimates: --Kennedy's accomplishments: "I think probably his two greatest accomplishments were in crcn^'ns the tide of American opinion about hu- narj rights and about peace, and really changing the opinion of the world about peace, the possibilities o.' peace." --On Kennedy's selection of Lyndon B. Johnson as his vice presidential r u n n i n g Social Workers Open Convention SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-About 2.000 social workers and welfare leaders Sundayj attended the opening meeting of the 53rd annual conven-j tion of the California Asso-j ciation for Health and Welfare. | Focus of the four-day ses^ sion will be on problems involving civil rights, automation and poverty. | , many quarters but 1 in part due to the success of the Kennedy policy in lessening the pressures on the Western alliance from the East." Sorensen declined to place the blame for the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, and said that was not the purpose of his book. crisis of 19C2, Scrensen called it the singl? most important action of Kenaed/i nearly three year* in the White House. After the Cuban showdown which led to the withdrawal of large Soviet missiles from the island, Sorensen said, the late President increasingly as his contributions to the.ior the history of the West, were sai "' **3 lave a little Noting that Kennedy had hoped that Khrushchev~reaf- accepted full' responsibility Ugd the enormous responsi- disaster. Sorensen ba i ty he powerful and uni?ue. The more to say about it. 1 _ ,,.,, fact that he proved to be an] But of the Cuban missile weapons. President in the nuclear age over the misuse of atomic Huildin" I nuuuiu 0 . in Cyprus Damaged NICOSIA. Cypnzj (UPIH A mysterious Tire broke oat Sunday in a vacant bouse' owned by the U.S. Embassy! and used to store office s={plies and equipment. 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