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ffce HOODING CARTER Edtor tni NMMwr JOHN T. GIBSON General Manager Greenville, Miss., Monday, July 11, I860 How To Keep Our Parade A number of citizens to whom we have been talking in the weeks since the Merchants Bureau announced its budget could not stores opened up again afler the pageant until at least 9 p.m. with special parade-day bargains. This would not only benefit the business support continuing the Christmas districts of Greenville, but the Parade, including several quoted - many people who have driven long in front page story on Friday, h»v« distances to see the parade and vmap:;nnusly deplored the possibl- would otherwise have to make an- lity of no parade this year. 'Quite a few have come up with ideas on how the parade could be other trip back to do Christmas. shopping. Another intriguing p r o j e c t salvaged, and all would bear fur- proposed to increase interest in the ther study by the Chamber of event is to elect a "Miss Merry -- - to ride In a special Commerce before Greenville abandons its biggest drawing card and brightest moment of the Christmas season. An early idea was for civic Christmas" to ride In a float. She could be selected from a group of young girls in the area and might preside at various events as a special greeter in various clubs to sponsor floats. Some of shopping centers for a week or so them have done this in the past. Others might adopt such a project in the future but there has been no spontaneous response to the idea and time is growing short. If we are to have a Christmas parade this year, construction must begin before the end of July. Another idea is for individual merchants or business concerns to sponsor floats, and have their sponsorship credited either by the name of the firm on the back of the float, or on a banner carried by pages, reading "This float sponsored by. . . ." Possibly several smaller firms could sponsor a single float. The cost per float is estimated at $200. There is no prior to the parade, and dispense gift certificate prizes at the conclusion of the parade. Such a succession of parade- angled programs would not only increase interest in the pageant and swell the audience but could iMarlow Says: Reasons Will flow If Sen. Kennedy Wins By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst LOS ANGELES (AP) - A victory (or Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts- -- who seemed to have the presidential nomination sewed up before lhe Democratic convention opened today -- will bring a gush of explanations, some too glib, some too pat, and some with only temporary significance, Kennedy, for instance, beat the bushes all year looking for delegates, ran in the primaries, and visited most stales while his closest rivals, Sens. Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas and Stuart Symng- ton of Missouri, ran in no primaries, met far fewer people, relied more on contacts with professional politicians. Doesn't Follow Bui it doesn't follow that would- be presidents in 1964 will have to imitate Kennedy in the belief the more people they meet and lhe more publicity they get the bet- "As Gen, Lyndon B. MacArthur Said.,.'1 Shall Return'!" t ' kO»7 mske sponsoring the colorful and tcr their chances. You don't have imaginative floats a much more rewarding venture for both individual merchants and shopping centers all over town. It has been a fine, generous thing that the Greenville merch- politicians, did no campaigning, ants have been doing for the com- didn't want the nomination, was munity in sponsoring the parade over the past eight years or more. The fact that the floats were not built on commercial themes has to look further than Adlai E. Stevenson for a recent contrary example. In 1952 he was governor of Illinois, admired by some important Distributed by King Features Syndicate reason why the hosls for such a helped to make the event almost beautiful event should not get some credit by name. Again, in defference to merchants who have carried the whole unique, and certainly more attractive. This should not deter us, however, from giving credit where it is due and helping to make the known to very few convention delegates, and hardly at all by most Americans. Nevertheless, he wound up with the nomination handed to him. This year there seemed no doubt he yearned for a third chance, but as the convention opened he looked like a sad nlso-ran. He was by then a two-time loser in the presidential race, and the delegates were reluctant to take a chance on him again. He said he wouldn't only a better parade than none at as k them to. Just Happened It just happened that in 1952 there were no outstanding candidates. In that knd of vacuum the , eloquent Stevenson looked like a HERE is a curious ambivalence r u g g e d individualism and free naturali enterprise. Those who still do it today don't burden in the past and may be parade not only an artistic and called on to do so again, it is sug- joyful satisfaction, but a profitable gested that the parade be shifted one as well. We may produce not to a Saturday when the parade only a better parade than none a' could be held earlier and the all, but a better parade than ever. The Pot And The Kettle JL among c e r t a i n groups who loudly bewail every governmental enroad into state and local affairs. Even while they are protesting government.interference on every other ffnt,"Uiey'»r*'aIso demanding that the government raise tariffs, cut import quotas and generally mangle free trade for their benefit. Their reasons are tlways excellently stated and thought out, just as self-serving arguments usually are. But they fall to recognize the truth that every other group which asks for federal assistance also has reasons which appear as valid and honest to their author. This ambivalence goes back a long way. Alter the Civil War our emerging industrialists found that while it might be logically difficult, it was ideologically possible to ask for government protection and assistance in a big way while loudly proclaiming the virtues of year none of the Democratic candidates could be called a dominant figure. Perhaps when that is the case appeared to do this year for Kennedy. But the memory of the un- Two Mr. Nixons IF Vice President Nixon is look- I ing for an angle from which to continue his debate with Gov. Rockefeller over economic growth, we have one to suggest. If he will revert to B speech he made April like it when others get into the act. Usually they loudly attack in the future hard work will pay government protection of labor, off for some other candidate as it unions, or the federal farm program, or the minimum wage law, or almost any other governmental program which might affect their profits. But they »re e q u a l l y candidates thj s year were sena strong for trade restrictions, high tors j^ ^t prove that the na- tariff walls, and government curtailment of labor unions. They either will not or cannot recognize that it is the same principle Involved whether it is their group being helped or someone else. 'Self interest Is a strong force which often blinds us to reality. But it wouldn't hurt the general level of political dialogue in the a standout--no Republican senator United States if there was a little ;, c i ose to him in prestige or pub- soul-searching among all concern- ii c awareness of him--if Vice ed when it comes time to decry President Richard M. Nixon "creeping socialism" Pots have hadn't built himself up through been calling kettles black for a performance and contacts as the me No - ] man ' Johnson indicated on TV last /~v /~i . 1_ week he felt an obligation, as On Growth fac{ |hat a ,, (he announced ticm in the future will look more toward Congress for its presidents and less toward other public men, particulary governors who were more or less in political eclipse this year. Rocky Unlucky For example: On the Republican side New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller would have been Today In National Affairs Time At Hand To Deal With The Cuban Problem By DAVID LAWRENCE chimed in the early days of our it may be just an intermediate WASHINGTON -- The lime for Republic, the United Stales has step before a decision is made action on the Cuban problem has acted as a trustee for the citi- by the United States, along with come. The patience of the United zens of other countries. The doc- several other countries, to use Slates Government is not unlim- t r i n e was designed as a warning military force as authorized united. lo European governments not lo der Article 51 of the United Na. . ,. seek to establish a foothold in this lions Charter. The only require- Dealing with an errnlic mdiv- hcm ; 5pnere by arrBx i n g or domi- ment is that the United Nations naling territory not previously col- Security Council be given prop- onized by them. The Soviet gov- er notice of the steps taken. ernment, by gaining control of Jt wn[ the Caslrol regime, ,s ; today fla- June m) grantly disregarding the Monroe ^ ^^ rf ^ p^ Doctrine. British and Dutch possessions in In recent years the Monroe Doc- this hemisphere. President Frank- trine has been accepted as an in- lin D. Roosevelt secured the adop- have been e v a c u a t e d , Ihough ternational obligation of all the tion by Congress of a joint res- no formal warning to leave pan-American slates. In 1954 at olution implementing a document Cubs has as yet been issued Caracas, Venezuela, the 10th in- previously signed by the foreign by the Department of State here, ter - American conference, attend- ministers of the American repub- Oul of the 6,000 Americans living ed by members of the organiza- lies. Congress served notice then there, nearly 3,000 have already tion of American states, adopted that no such transfer of sov- departed with their families. a resolution which delcared: 'That lhe domination or eon idual like Fidel Castro requires p r e c a utionary measures. S o Americans a r e rapidly getting out of Cuba. In a l i t t l e while · they m a y back jn (hrea( of Is all this the forerunner of ereignty would be recognized and declared thut, if such transfer seemed likely, the United States military action? Not unless Cas- trol of the political institution, of ,,. n addition | 0 otller measures- tro provokes such a crisis. Bui any American state by the Inter- wou)d ^^ wilh the if he does, he will find no hesi- national Communist Movement, replblics .., 0 determim extending to this hemisphere the TM£ sbl '£ hicll should American i on the taken to inter- tatkm on the part of the United _ ^^ n i i i States to employ its military pow- political system of an extraconti- sa f eguar( ] er to protect the lives and prop- nental power, would constitute a ^ ,, threat to the sovereignty and political independence of the Am- Inasmuch as this is a campaign :s, endangering the year, it is quite possible that erties of its citizens. _ _ , , The Castro government has con- Democratic leader c,' the Senate, to stay close lo his job. Therefore, he couldn't tear around the country, as Kennedy did, trying to line up delegates. Instead he seemed to rely on lhe power of fellow senators and Democratic House members 'a rally support for him in a big way. This will look like a mistake between the free world and the in stra t e gy if Kennedy wins the Communist world may well decide nomination. But thai wouldn't the world conflict. . . .The only necessarily be true, either, way to stay ahead is to move ahead. To meet (our) domestic needs, together with the increas- cap lo any politician looking for ing costs of our programs for na- a presidential nomination at tional security we should set as more concerned than he is now. He warned that the Soviet economy had made formidable strides in its first 40 years and went on: The Soviet economy is growing faster than ours . . . We must re- 24, 1958 he will find that what he cognize that economic competition said then is pretty much the same as Mr. Rockefeller is saying now, and quite a bit different from what the 1960 Mr. Nixon is saying. The Vice President, in his recent speech to the Junior Chamber of Commerce in St. Louis, took issue with Governor Rockefeller's advocacy of a growth rate of 5 per cent or more. He accused the Governor -- without naming him -- of playing the parlor game of "growthmanship." Mr. Nixon disparaged the critics of the United States growth rate who say the Soviet economy is growing faster than ours and that something should be done about it. A little over two years ago, however, the Vice President in addressing the bureau of advertising of the American Newspaper Publishers Association seemed much fiscated the property of Americans. British and other Europeans involving hundreds of millions o! dollars, and threatens more seizures. Confiscation in itself is not a basis for military action, but, if the property is actually stolen and nothing but worthless notes are issued in exchange, the American government is justified in taking over the properties and retaining possession until such time as a free government conies into office which will respect the rights of American and other foreign citizens in Cuba. consultation in Cvb . Notes From The News QUEEN ELIZABETH II BrodU Crump's Mostly Old Stuff Our young friend P.ois Hodge U working toward a '.'ommlwlon as finance-officer In Wi Uncle Sugar's Air Force, and will have in his life, namely the death of ' "Riuly" his dog? And how ho sat, all by himself on the back- steps of the little brkk : houso on earned it when he graduates from South Washington Avenue, fight, ing as it were to keep the tears back? And how his Mother found him sitting Ihore, »nd how she diagnosed the situation as only mothers can do, and said to him, quote:-- "Move over, Son, and let Mother sit by you, and we'll both cry as much and as long as we please!" end quote. No, Ross probably won't recall lhat incident, no more then he will the adventure in the motor-court in northwest Florida, when his mammy snatched him away from the black-snake thai had crawl- Ole Miss, comes June of 1961. Just now Ross is *t Craig Air Force Base, Selma, Alabama, having been rated the "Number 1 Boy" among all members of this year's Junior Class who are enrolled in the Air Force's ROTC unit at Ole Miss. He received the Silver Medal, awarded annually by the Chicago Tribune to one Junior and one Senior cadet In outfits here, there and yonder for "outslanding military achievement, scholastic attainment, and character." Such honors and such recogni [ion don't "just happen," nor do cd up in bed with him. they strike like lighting, as the And it would take Old Stuff to remember one end of a telephone conversation, in the office of the J. R. Hodge Cotton Co. in February, 1039. when "Uncle Jimmy" feller says, but have to be earned the hard way, which is the best way. So Ross has worked hard (or his rating, and will continue working hard in order to sustain it. called to tell his book- Maybe just now he takes him- keeper that she could have the self a mite too seriously, but that's all part of the game, and such things have ways of adjusting themselves in the end. We refer here to serious-minded, ambitious young Cadet Hodge's reaction to ft suggestion by his Mother, on the eve of his departure for camp, that he send her his Craig Base telephone- number as soon as possible. "Now look here. Mother," he said, "I've worked hard to earn this chance at advanced training, antl there'll be days when 1'lt be the ranking cadet-officer, and it would just be my luck, on one of those days, for someone to shout across the parade-ground, 'Hey, Hodge, your Mother wants you on the telephone'I" So boys grow up to be men and, in the process, are inclined (like the Bibie says) to "put away childish things." The only flaw here is that a Mother's loving interest has never belonged merely in the childish bracket. And then one day, when it's gone from us, and gone forever, we realize what a prize it has been. Does Ross remember what was probably the first great sorrow afternoon off. And his book-keeper, as most of us know, was and is also his espoused wife "Pete." "Just lake it easy, Mama," said Mr. Hodge, "and don't bolher to fix me any lunch, for I'll get mo some soup at Wool's Worth's." As we said, that was in February and nearly three months in advance of Pete's and J i m my's most blessed event, but the latter was already calling Mrs. Hodge "Mama," in fact still docs to this very day. Monday. July l l l h , 1DCO, nr.d the Democrats are squaring away in Los Angeles. And up in Memphis, Etheireda Hamvay (Mrs. Bert) McKee is having a birthday. We know which o/ie it is too, but we aren't saying, though we don't mind giving one tiny clue, and that is that the late Teddy Roosevelt's Bull - Moose Party was born the same year as Miss Dreda. So herewith greetings to the Dert McKeeSj including the younger Dreda and Elizabeth Ann and, if you have time, call Elise Porter (Mrs, Howard) Pritchard on Belvedere, and tell her we are still marking July sixth. · BC Bennett Cert's Try And Stop Me "Kow," marveled a visitor being shown little Susan's piggy bank, "have you managed to amass a whole bank full of quarters in less than two months?" "I've worked out a sure fire system with Grandpa," explained dear little Susan. "I think up some ridiculously simple question he can answer, and then he always gives me a quarter." biographies," From a tesl paper at Amherst: ''The three sexes are male, female, and insect, The first is Ire- quently called the third by tha second." of A m e r k a i and would call President Eisenhower will feel mK[l of con!m i, at!on to impe! i ed , o ask Congress for a ^.^ ^ ^^ o( appro . join , resolution outhorizing him pf ^ e ac(ira j n gccordan ce with, to take certain steps to prevent existing treaties." the Soviet! from getting a foot- iWe ship . unanimous action. Indeed, ment of Soviet arms to Cuba has already been reported. 11 was precisely to avoid a similar situation in 1914 that President Wilson ordered a ship carrying German arms to Mexico to be halted and turned back to its point LONDON (AP) - Queen Eliza of origin To accomplish this, .he x Customs House at Vera Cruz was Mr. Franklin Jones has been reading a lot of newly published autobiographies this year and is, lo put it mildly, not impressed "Probably nothing," he notes, "testifies to the imaginative genius of some of the current crop of writers so much as their auto- belh II nd her family are about . . The United States Government to lose some of their cherished J °' ze by ' ' has an obligation not only to its privacy. A towering hotel going up The United States is not anx- own citizens but to those o! oth- soon in Park Lane will look down ious to bccomn involved in a miler governments. For ever since over the high vails of the Buck- itary way in Cuba, but there have lhe Monroe Doclrine was pro- ingham Palace gardens. been hints by the Castro govern- ment of possible seizure of the U. S. Naval Base at Guantanamo, which is maintained under a Cuban-American treaty of many years standing. Certainly any al- tcmpl to interfere with the operation of that Naval base would be resisted by U. S. forces. Castro can have peace and he can do what he pleases internationally. But the moment he confis- cates foreign properties, docs not pay for them, and threatens the safety of foreign citizens, the United States will oat hesitate to use force to secure redress and protection not only for its citizens but for those of Britain and other countries whose lives and property have also been threatened. (Copyright, 1960, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) For instance, Johnson is from the South. That alone is a handi- Republicans Ready For Candidate Kennedy time when the racial issue is still , . ., i . ^f our goal not the present rate of such a prob em in the South. jfpjohnson , s record in Sen . LOS ANGELES -- Republican researchers have been doing a job on the prospective Democratic candidates, especially on Douglas. GOP researchers have dug up a speech by Kennedy, Nov. 10, 1950, before Harvard students in which he said that he of the closeness between father and there in one golf club and and son, Republican strategists in other clubs, no Jews had been believe the Nazi letters will be effective. Here are some of the °-- -- HUE ti jonnson s retoiu m JCM- *,u«,~ ·-"......-.-··-, --, j -- t growth of our economy of 3 per . i ea dershin and voting-parfi- Jack Kennedy whom they re- personally was very happy lhat significant quotes they plan to , , , ,t _ t , _i _-i~ _ f c -,-.. icauci r o r i-, ... ,_ . ·_ · Mro TVutolflc haH iuct h*pn (IP- 11WT cent but the higher rate of 5 per cent recommended by the Rockefeller report. . . .This goal will never be achieved if we adopt a cularly on civil rights and labor --had been satisfactory to big city Negroes and organized labor, satisfactory enough for them to stand-pat, status-quo attitude to- support him, all of Kennedy's ef- ward our economy. ' ' "^ ""' """ * About the only comment we can make about this remarkable trend toward conservatism in a young man who Is said to have matured while in office is that Mr. Nixon must be practicing shrink- manship. --St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Delta Democrat-Times This newspaper welcomes letters to the editor to be published so long as they remaii. within the boundaries of decency and libel laws. The name of the sender may be wilh held on request, but all *uch letters must be signed and return addresses given if the are to be considered for publication. Published every afternoon (except Saturday) and Sunday by: The Times Publishing Co., Inc., 701 Main St., Greenville, Miss. Subscription Ratti Delivery by carrier 35c per week. Mail fubscriptions payable in advance to subscribers Irving in Washington and adjoining counliei not served by dealers »nd carriers, $12.00 per vear. six mon'hs. $6.50. By mail all other areas within United Stales: One year $19,00; S months $8.00; one month $1.50. Kotiu To Public The Delta Democral-Timet does not intentionally misinterpret any individual thing. Correction will be cheerfully made o any erroneous statement called lo our attention. The Associated Pre« »nd United Press are exclusively entitled to use for republication of all the news dispatchej credited to them t* not otherwise credited in this newspaper. All right! of republication herein are also reserved. Entered u Second dui m»r!«r »t dw Port Offk« at GrMnvitle, Mist., under Act of Vardi t, !«% forts this year might have counted for nothing. Convention Sidelights LOS ANGELES (AP) -The Democratic National Convention opens today with a rising feeling -f sinking suspense. The experts say it's all over hut the shouting. Now if we could ·nly eliminate the southing-- This convention is like a ball i.ame which already has been ilayed and the score posted but lhe starting pitchers still insist on warming up. Everyone says that Kennedy it in. Everyone but Johnson and Symington, who smile bravely and say they are. Stevenson still says he's not actively in the race, and he never seemed more right. After four days of public hearing, the Platform Committee has gone into hiding to draft a platform. After the election, the platform will go into hiding. gard as most likely to win in Mrs. Douglas had just been de- Los Angeles. Significantly they feated in California by Richard seem quite happy about this pro- Nixon; that he liked Joe McCar- spect, because they have dug up lhy-"He may have something;" some ammunition which they that he supported the McCarran think will make the young Mass- Immigration Act; and had no achusetts senator a sitting duck greai respect for Dean Acheson next November. Probably the Republicans are too optimistic. Anyway it will pay both Kennedy a n d the d e l e g a t e : , t o take a look a t j t h e e n e m y ' s a m m u n i lion. Here is s o m e of it; ..West Virginia-The FB] ha.- turned in its report on alleged West Virginia vote-buying by Ken or any member of the fair deal administration. Jack has come a long way from that day. But if the Democrats get too tough against Nixon and his use of McCarthy tactics against Mrs. Douglas, Republicans also plan to bring out the Jack Kennedy contribution of ior ]ckej $1,000 to help Nixon defeat Mrs. Douglas. Joe Kennedy on Hitlerism -most interesting documents dug a r e the correspondence between t h e Nazi Ambassador in London and lhe German for- On June 13, 1538-Afler Hitler invaded Austria -- German Ambassador Von Dirkscn in London wrote State Secretary Weizacker in Berlin about a long talk wilh Ambassador Kennedy. 1. Mr. Kennedy opened the conversation," he reported, 'by mentioning the question of delivery of helium to Germany; it was extremely regrettable that it had not materialized. The only one opposed to the project had been Secretary of the Inter- admitted for the past 50 years. His father had not been elected mayor because he was a Catholic.; 'Kennedy stated that the average American took a very simple view of problems of foreign policy; there were only 314 million Jews in the United States and the overwhelming ma- 1. We touched on Kennedy's trip (to the USA) and its purpose . . . he believed above all t h a t the United Slates would estab- nedy forces. Nothing will be done about it until the convention is; eign office shortly before Pearl over, after which a grand jury Harbor. This was found amonp G e r m a n files at the end of thr jvar and show Jack's falher, then ambassador to London, having in- -imate talks wilh the German imbassador in order to keep the Jnited Slates out of war. Reports To Hitler Young Kennedy, who had a will be called. Justice Department officials aren't talking bu! jeem delighted at the prospects McCarthyism -- Democratic attacks on Nixon for being a Me Carthyite will be counteracted by some interesting quotes by Kennedy in which he praised Nixon in his Senate race against an sentiment was by no means widespread." The German ambassador gave some of his own views of the United States, saying that during the early Roosevelt administration the United States had leaned toward the totalitarian slate. "Mr. Kennedy agreed wilh my statements wholeheartedly," Von Dirksen reported. "In particular he considered it correct that during the first years of Roosevelt, the Uniied Stales had been governed in an authoritarian manner. 't mentioned th e poisonous role of the American press. . . he did not have much lo say. . . and merely mentioned that lhe press on lhe East Coast was un- lish friendly relations wilh Germany. 3, The ambassador t h e n ·.ouched upon the Jewish question and stated that it was naturally if great importance to German- Americans. It was not so much ihe lact lhat we wanted to get rid i ' the Jews t h a t was harmful to us, but rather the loud clamor with which we accomplished this purpose. Kc himself formation of public opinion and The German ambassador ended his letter 'with many regards and Heil Hitler." When Ambassador Kennedy returned to London from his trip lo the USA he conferred with the German envoy again and proposed a t r i p to Germany. There followed various other letters. Finally on Aug. IS, 193S, under Secretary of State Woermann wrote the German Charge D'Affaires in London: 'We request you to tell Mr. Kennedy in a friendly manner thai his visit to Berlin, for the reason mentioned by him, would be very welcome." The trip never materialized. The Nazi Putsch into Czechoslovakia a few weeks later aroused American public opinion to a fever pitch anil made it appear to many lhat war was inevitable. Old Joe. however, didn't think so. As late as Nov. 10, 1940 he told the Boslon Globe 'Lindbergh isn't crazy" about keeping us out of the war, attacked the Lend - Lease Rill and jeered at Mrs. Roosevelt. "She bothered us more on jobs to take care of pool little nobodies. . . .than all the rest of the people put together. She's always sending me a note tfl havo great war record, is in no way underslood our Jewish policy it was strongly influenced by Congresswoman Helen Gahagan involved. Nevtrthelcw, bec«u« completely; to was from Boston the Jews," ' , I ' i · 1 t T T H J i J 9 b l k U l l l g l l l ^ , a I 1 V K C I fortunately P r ^°_TM nan _ l: J n _ ^ some little Susie Glotz to the Embassy." Aftef that Jo* rwfcned.

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