The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on July 14, 1960 · Page 4
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Greenville, Mississippi
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Thursday, July 14, 1960
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Ma How Says HOPPING CARTE* Eijltrjt arid Puclishet JOHN T. GIBSON Genera) Manager di-eenvifie, Miss., Tliursdty7Jiily 14, 1300 The Parade Will Be Saved T HE ClWlslmas Parade can be; saved, pnd it no\v seems cer-' tain (hat it will be. Through the initiative of. Bill Yarb'rough, who lucked off the idea of individual donations with a check of his own, a plan has been conceived whereby (he general public will be asked to gjve whatever each person feels he.can afford. All the area's radio stations and this newspaper will aid (n the effort. Two civic clubs have already indicated that they are going to help out, financially and by providing leadership, in the drive to keep our 'unique Christmas celebration alive. And from towns outside of Greenville have come offers of help' and donations. We will have a Christmas Par- ade in 1960 if the people in this area want one. That is what the matter has now boiled down to. Not larjje donations bill numerous donations: thai is what it will take. We believe that the necessary money will be quickly raised. No one can pretend that this is any long-term solution. Our community can only go this roule oiic time. For next year, and well before June, 1901, a more adequate and more permanent form of f i n - ancing a high-caliber parade will have to be devised. But for I960, the fate of a parade rests on the generosity of our people. We have never failed to support a good cause in the past. This is another such cause. rnett Should Keep People Informed G OV. Barnett has indicated his intentions to establish a 500- member advisory group. This is being done in the name of grass roots government. This proposition of establishing committees of roughly six individuals in each county will have an effect opposite to that of grass roots government. Tn the finality the county advisory committees, would become political campaign agencies first to parrot the governor's policies, and second, to help him name his sviccessor. Since they would be appointed by the governor, the people would have nothing to do with the selection of the committees. Obviously, if a grass roots plan is to be created, the people at the grass roots should have their say. When the governor names the committees, the result is a situation void of controversy and debate. Why alter our form of government? The people now elect a legislature. It is the body through which the governor should work. Why set up an unofficial legislature to do the work of an elected legislature. A 500-niember advisory committee in effect would be the creation of a second legislature. After all, the state is now paying our legislators $100 per month out of session presumably to do this very thing. Grass roots government pursues the purposes of the constitution. If a secondary political front is needed, then let us put the proposition to the people. If the people c o n c u r they can amend the constitution. The governor says this is one way to keep the people informed. If Gov. Barnelt wishes to keep the people informed on a f f a i r s of slate, he should cooperate in the holding of regular press conferences. In this way he has the facilities of mass communication media at his service. The Tupelo J o u r n a l says, "Keeping the public informed is one of the weaknesses of Gov. Barnett. He does not compare with Gov. Ellington of Tennessee or Gov. Patterson of Alabama, for example, in keeping the people of his stale i n f o r m e d on subjects ranging from trends in state financing to what action he will propose at the Democratic National Convention. If Gov. Barnett's advisory committees are to be of any service as backseat drivers, they at least must be able to see where the state is headed." We believe that Gov. Barnelt will experience difficulty in getting his a d v i s o r y committees established. And if the 500-member body should hold n state meeting, we sincerely hope it will provide the means of democratic discussion and debate which was so conspicuously absent in the recent slate Democratic convention. We wholeheartedly agree with Gov. Barnett in his expressed desire to keep the people informed on slate affairs and to provide more of the essence of grass roots government. However, we regard his idea of creating a new and unofficial legislature by gubernatorial appointment as impractical and outside the concept of democratic procedure. --McComb Enterprise Journal Putting the Lid on His 'Sugar' Bowl MUO More Homework Than Ike Did By JAMES MAULOW .Associated Press News Analyst. I.OS ANGELES (AP)-Tlie 19GO political conventions are not only old-fashioned. They're contradictions. Here in the sixth decade of the 20t!i Century they retain nit the . c o r n y, long-winded, disorderly clantrap of the 19th Cenlury. liut they arc nominating presidential caixlatcs who are thorough' ]y mctlcrn. Neither Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts, who got the Democratic nomination Wednesday night, nor Vice President Richiml M. Nixon, who seems assured of the Republican nod, exudes much personal warmth. Nc-ithcr is a moving speaker, Campaign May Be Dull And just because both lack the power to excite they may put on a dull campaign. Neither has the personal charm of Franklin D. Roosevelt, {he fire of Harry S. Truman, or the easy geniality of Dwlglit D. Eisenhower. But both are superb technicians in politics. Getting the nomination is For them no accident. They have worked for it for years, not only in person but by surrounding themselves .with excellent young staffs, taking care of minute details, and planning ahead. They ar» so expert in modern political techniques--from how to handle themselves on TV to lining up support far ahead of time-they have to be careful not to look too slick. The one thing Kennedy and Nixon have in common is a thorough knowledge of national issues and the problems facing the country, although their stand on issues and solutions for the problems are not the some. Either man as president would do far more liomework, firsthand, than Eisenhower ever did. They've been doing it for years. Eisenhower depended so much on staff work--on his advisers for information about i s sues and events--thai he cheerfully admitted he does most of his newspaper reading on Sunday. Nothing illustrates better the oW-fashioned flavor of the ISGO conventions than the fact it took the Democrats almost eight hours of nominating speeches and banner-waving Wednesday before voting on a candidate. Sen, Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, Kennedy's closest rival for the Democratic nomination, disclosed ut this week's convention he be- Inngs to the okl school of politicians. Ons example was the arm-waving, stum-winding speeches, the cliches and literary flag waving in his TV appearance with Kennedy, who finished in a few minutes without flourishes. To this writer, who has seen every political convention since 1914, Wednesday night's nomination of Kennedy seemed the least enthusiastic of the past !6 years. The answer may be that it is d i f f i c u l t to get emotional about a technician. Why then was Kennedy chosen, aside from the fact that he and his supporters had worked Tnr months lining up delegates? Perhaps because the convention . : elt, consciously or not, that the accumulating problems of fmlny call not only for a bard-wotking. ivclt-informctl candidate but one who acts and thinks in modern terms. Jts)ributed by King Features Syndicate The Delta Democrat-Times This newspaper welcomes letters to the editor to be published so long as Ihey remain within the boundaries of decency and libel laws. The name of the sender may be withheld on request, but all such letters must be signed and return addresses given if lliey are to be considered for publication. Published every afternoon (except Saturday) and Sunday by: The Times Publishing Co., Inc., 201 Main St., Greenville, Miss. Subscription Ratej Delivery by carrier 35c per week. Mail subscriptions payable in advance !o subscribers living in Washington and adjoining counties not served by dealers and carriers. S12.CO per year, six mon'hs, $6.50. By n-.jil all oiher areas within United Stales: One year $15.00; 6 months 58.00; one month $1.50. Notice To Public The Delta Democrat-Times does not intentionally misinterpret any individual (ninp,. Correction will be cheerfully made of any erroneous statement called to our attention. The Associated Press and United Press are exclusively entitled (p use fcr rcpublication of all the news dispatches credited to them or not otherwise credited in this newspaper. All rights of rcpublication herein are also reserved. Entered is Second Class mailer at the Post Office at GreenviUe, Miss., under Act ol Utrdi I. 1S79. 'IN BdfHCONGRESS O IH PROCESS A SCHEDULED .· . M B P I E f or Ftdwal Aid · Arses ·'-+?. ·,,. .. foil RtjtKi · . ,.- Dvpl. Ann. :RJV6r»'tad Harbors tmiirgaricY Howltg Sxibl Sewlry' Minimum Wage PUkalln; Wkaot Sugar Act Extension I Mutual Security Program' Mutual Stcurlly Funds Corporate, Exci» Toies Postal Rate Increas* Gas Tax lnaeas« Regulatory Agency Rules, £kc» flwtfens federal Pay Raise ' -fore-ljn Investments Bond Interest Kates International Court Powirj · · · · · 9 9 · f · it * · · t. o t i c Louise Orurop' Today In National Affairs By PAUL PETT LOS AN'GEf.RS (AP)-It rolled on and on, one stale after an- nthcr. ft moved forward relentlessly w i t h a kind of inevitability while Johnson supporters hoped for just enough of a roadblock to slow its momentum and Stevenson admirers prayed for a miracle. Rut neither rcadblock nor miracle came to pass. And fit 10:59 Wednesday night, Sen. John Fitzgerald Kennedy o! Massachusetts became the Democratic nominee for president o! the United States. The count on Ihe big tote board over the speakers' platform stood at 750 to Kennedy and 405 for Johnson at 10:41 The young man from Boston now just 11 short of his dream. Then came Wyoming at 10:5(1. Some 25,CflO persons in Ihe Los Angeles Sports Arena and untold millions in the television world l)eyond turned to watch the Wyoming delegation in the middle of the jammed, tense oval. 'Mr. Chairman. Wyoming casts its 15 votes for John Kennedy, the next--" And Kennedy was in on the first ballot. Inevitable or not, there is a kind nf magic \shen the big moment comes, a magic to stir even Ihe hearts of cynics with the thought lhat at this precise tick of time the .11th president of the United States may have been chosen. By DAVID LAWRENCE I.OS ANGELES -- It would require a dictator in the White House to fulfill some of the provisions of the platform adopted by the Democratic National Convention. Not only does the platform impose on the president-to-be t h e task of reversing t h e n a t i o n a l "mood," whatever that is, but it proposes, in effect, that employment practices and social customs be changed irrespective of the legal rights of private citizens. "We have drifted," says the platform, "into a national mood that accepts payola and quiz scandals, tax evasion and false expense accounts, soaring crime rates, influence-peddling in high government circles, and the exploitation of sadistic violence as popular entertainment. For eight long critical years our present national leadership has made no effective e f f o r t to reverse this mood." Utopian Promises r nsl how any administration can set about to change the na- sionr.l mcod in every tick!, from entertainment to crime rates, is n little hard to urrilcri.r.-'.d. Bti: platforms are noted fcr their promises of Utopia. The most alarming section, however oi the platform--and one which could cost the Ue; crats plenty of electoral votes in the South and perhaps in Ihe North -- is a provision which Drew Pearson's Democratic Platform Promises Utopia practically tells employers they must adopt some system of equality of race, religion and color in choosing their employees. H also tells the private schools they, too, must not discriminate in matters of race or religion or color. Maybe there will be no more exclusively white social clubs in the North if the Democratic platform means what it says and if laws are to be passed to remove all forms of discrimination. The platform plank on this read in part as follows: Time Has Come The time has come to assure equal access for all Americans to all areas of community life Including voting booths, schoolrooms, jobs, hodsing and public facilities." The clause "equal access to all areas of community life" is the most sweeping ever proposed in a political platform. There are Notes From The News TASTY TRIAL CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Patrolman Vernon Nix easily found the thieves after a parked bakery 'ruck was looted Tuesday. Three '.oys left a [rail of cookies, cakes nnd maple sticks. PEELED, KEELED PUEBIO. Colo. (AP) - A 13- year-old P u e b l o girl, Cynthia Johnson, toppled in a faint arid was taken to a hospital. V/hen she was revived, she told a doctor: "I ate 15 bananas." no exceptions, nor is Ihe word "schoolrooms" qualified by the word "public." It Is not clear yet how tlie platform writers cama to the conclusion that the Constitution gives Congress Ihe right to pass a law felling a private employer whom he may employ, especially when he isn't engaged in any government contract work. Yet the platform says: "The new Democratic administration will s u p p o r t federal legislation establishing a Fair Employment Practices Commission effectively to secure for everyone the right to equal opportunity for employment." What Dies It Mean? Does this mean t h a t , unless an equal number of Negroes a n d whites are employed or if someone thinks he should have a job for which he isn't really qualified, the employer can be hauled before a commission and made to prove that no discriminatory mo- five is behind his hiring practices? Does it mean that there must be a proportionately equal number of Protestants, Catholics and Jews in every plant or business establishment in order to fulfill the requirements of "equal access"? It is clear from the way [ho platform is wrilten that the authors arc not talking only of federal services or work on government contracts. This l a t t e r field is separately provided for, and there is, in addilion, a brosclly phrased paragraph which says: "A new Democratic administration will broaden the scope and Delta Scene From Lorene Coddinglon EomU lays'eggi) to each according to the following ilory; his hcedi." Now back to our patriot, who desiring (o encoqragi soiho languishing plants and improve hij garden toil, put fear behind him and sallied into the communistic pile. But he didn't stay long.. Tha enemy attacked, with such forco (hat'he" fled, fan, departed In a great hurry. But he didn't out" run the enemy equipped with supersonic- Bpeed and atomic wea pens, One in a daring Knmikaza flight slung lum on the ear, another struck his elbow and still another aimed at Ihe shining target of his bald head, a direct hit, Ihe results aro sad to relate. He has swelled and turned red and blue and is most depressed over his ignominious defeat. But don't give up--the stars 'and stripes are still aloft and our patrbf is recovering slowly and is laying his plaris for a gns attack. Tlic right of freedom will triumph and the right of every gardener to his own comtwst pile. Mrs. Carneal Warfiotd of Laka Village, delegate to the Democratic Convention lield this week in Los Angeles, was seen in a flash picture on TV Sunday evening. Her brother. Harold Hart of Eudora, hadjpkingly advisetl Mrs. Warfield not to be a "camera hog", prior to her leaving, so lie couldn't pass up tha opportilnlty for further "ribbin" and sent licr a day letter Monday. She appeared on uSo TV screen when the mcsfer of ceremonies interviewed another of Arkansas' S2 delegates, Mrs. W. M. Smith of I.tltte Rock. Mrs. Wnrfield stood between the MC ami Mrs. Smith and was among the 7000 delegates attending a party given by Paul Butler, outgoing chairman of the National DeniDcrnl- Comtnittee, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. And while ail eyes are turned westward, right here in our own fair city a Iwt wnr is goihg on between a communistic organization and a local patriot? Khrushchev and his 'peaceful coexistence" is all the bunk. There can be no peace in this case. Let me give you the details and see if you don't agree with me. Our patriot who is also an ardent gardncr (name not revealed fcr security reasons--safety of his wife.children and grandchildren) lias a compost pile in his back garden which has been taken over by a colony of yellow jackets. We all kno.v insect hives arc run on a communistic plan--"from each according to his ability (the drones toil not, -.either do they spin, yet they propagate the species; the workers work and the queen sits in regal splendor and On Sunday members of the First Presbyterian Church will welcome liome a son of the kirk, Robert Martin, who has recently been ordained to the ministry. One it the outstanding young men of the church, he received his lirsl turning here, before moving to Welsh, La., where he grew UT. Robert will be in Greenville with his wife ami Lnby on Sun-, day and from here will go to preach in Ihe Welsh Church and then to occupy the pulpit at Jackson Central Presbyterian Church of July 31. On August 17 he ,-incl his family will le.ive for Scol'?"tl where he will tc assistant pastor at St. Culhbcrt's' and will study nt the University of Edinburgh. His mother. Marjorio Martin, who has so many friends here, will join him for the year nhroiH, where she will al?o study at lha University. Bennett Cerf's Since World War T, points out Arthur Solcmme, many cities in Eastern Europe have, through capture or legislation, been shifted across international borders. Such a city for example w a s the German city of Lemburg, renamed Lwow when it was ceded to Poland in 1019, and renamed again as Lvov when it was incorporated into Ihe Soviet Union. A schoolboy in )358 made the mistake of mentioning in class that the real name of the city was Lemburg. The shocked teacher barked, "Pupil Ivanov will march to the front of the class and recite ten times: Pupil will say we're in Lvov" "Mother," wailed the daughter strengthen the powers of the present (Civil Rights) Commission and make it permanent. Its functions will be to provide assistance to communities, industries, or individuals in Ihe implementation of Constitutional rights in education, housing, employment, transportation, and the administration of justice." There are neighborhoods in niany American cities where racial discrimination prevails. T h e United States Supreme Court has said the federal and state authorities have no power to enforce "integration" against the wishes of private - property owners. This could become a big issue in the coming campaign. Southerners Object Already the Southern leaders have announced cpenly that they repudiate the platform. They say in a public statement: of o confirmed beatnik. "I'm gel- ting mighty tired of running around in circle." "Shut up." rasped tire dear, Victorian mo'.her, "or I'll nail your other foot to the floor." (Sick, sick, sick.) Sen. Kennedy Doesn't Want Freeman LOS ANGELES -- The question of too many young men on the Democratic ticket, the 35- hour week, labor support, and alienation of the solid South all have come up in the backstage huddles over the picking of a vice - presidential candidate. One young man proposed for vice president on the Kennedy tic- kef is Gov. Orville Freeman of Minnesota, who looks just as youthful as Sen. Jack Kennedy. "Freeman is loo young," Kennedy snorted to his advisers. "We would look like a couple of rover boys running for president." Instead he sounded out Hubert Humphrey. Ihe Minnesota senator whom Kennedy defeated so decisively in V/est Virginia. This threatened to break up a 20-year friendship which began when Humphrey and Freeman were struggling through the University of Minnesota and Freeman used to baby-sit for Humphrey, who had come back to college for a second try after the depression forced him out of school. Word of the Kennedy-Humphrey talks immediately leaked to Freeman supporters who regarded them as a double cross. For the first time since the Humphrey- Freeman team burst into Minnesota politics, their supporters began quarreling. Humphrey Nixes V. P. In the interim, the top labor leaders of the nation had also moved into the backstage huddles on picking a vice president. AFL - CIO President George Meany, Auto Workers' boss Walter Reuther and Steelwotkers' boss Dave McDonald called upon Kennedy and urged him to take Humphrey as his running mate. They also asked him to endorse a 33- hmir work week. Kennedy flatly refused to come out for a 35-hour week. But he apoke approvingly of Humphrey without giving any final pledge. Meany also sent a delegation to call on Humphrey, including Reuiher, Alex Rose of the Hat, Cap and Millinery Workes, and Joe Keenan of the Electrical Workers. Reuther contended that Kennedy's political complexion would he determined by his running mate. "A Kennedy-Johnson or Kennedy-Symington ticket would he a conservativo ticket, but s, Kenne- dy-Humphrey ticket would be a liberal ticket," he said. Rose who also heads New York's Liberal Party, chimed in: "We need a liberal ticket to win. Kennedy will lose New York unless he has a strong liberal on the ticket. Adam Powell (the Harlem leader) will IK against Kennedy unless his nmning mate is a strong civil rights man." "Labor is divided on Kennedy, but we're 100 per cent for Humphrey," agreed Keenan. Humphrey explained that his old friend / Governor Freeman, wanted the nomination. "I have had by crack at it. Now it's his turn," Humphrey shrugged. He urged the labor delegation to support his old friend. The labor leaders, however, did just the opposite. They called on Freeman and urged him to step aside for Humphrey. They went away with the impression that he had agreed to do so. But when Freeman got together with Humphrey later to patch up their differences he still wanted to run for vice president. Humphrey said their friendship was more important to him t h a n the vice presidency, that he wasn 1 ' anxious to run himself, and would support Freeman's candidacy. Outside of the Minnesota delegation, however, labor, farm and Negro leaders are still boosting Humprey for the second spot. Note: Humphrey's sparkling wife Muriel put her foot down when he first toyed with the idea of going after Ihe vice presidency. "I scrubbed floors and you did janitor work to get into public life," she reminded him. "You can be re-elected to the Senate. But i r you accept second place on the national ticket, what if the ticket should lose? You would risk your career in public life." Kennedy Would Hush Sinatra Sen. Jack Kennedy passed the word through his brother-in-law, movie actor Peter Lnwford, that he would rather singer Frank Sinatra didn't throw a parly for him in l.os Angeles. Sinatra is an enthusiastic Kennedy Iwoster whose two songwriters, Sammy Calm and Jimmy Van Heusen, wrote (he senator's campaign song, "High Hopes." l)ut Kennedy Is worried about Sinatra's association with notorius mobsters and connections with the !.as Vegas gambling interests. Sinatra owns 4 per cent of the Sands at Vegas. Kennedy welcomes Sinatra's support, but just doesn't want It advertised.! "We emphatically repudiata those provisions, do not proposa to be bound by them, and respectfully request that the statement of repudiation be entered upon the minutes of the convention and read to the convention, upon the presentation of the platform." The desire of the platform-makers to win the votes of Negro and other minority groups which have hitherto supported the Democratic ticket. Senator Kennedy, as the party nominee, would be on the spot if asked whether he supports wholeheartedly the provisions of the platform quoted above. If he does, it could cost him the South n nd some Northern states as well. It may be doubted whether the Republican platform will invade the field of private rights as the Democratic platofrm has done. Handsome, flamboyant Congressman Adam Clayton Powell. Ihe big political power in New York's Harlem, personally phontd all Negro delegates to Ihe Democratic convention in an effort to organize them against Sen. Jack Kennedy. In his phono pilch. Powell pooh- poohed the publicity over Kennedy's lunch with Thurgood Marshall, chief c o u n s e l for the. NAACP, nr.d other Negro leaders. I n s t e a d , Powell reminded the Negro delegates Kennedy had breakfasted with Alabama's Gov. John Patterson and Alabama State Senator Sam Eng- Ichardt. head of the Alabama White Citizens' Council. Powell pleaded with Ihe Neero delegates to remember that Patterson, campaigning for governor, had shown a picture of a Negro" father knocked down by a white man during the Little Rock Ark., school crisis and had declared: "Thali s the way I would treat them." The Harlem congressman also charged that Kennedy voted in 1057 to send the civil rights bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee which is run by Mississippi's Sen. Jim Eastland and that Kennedy's failure to join in censuring tho lale Sen. Joe McCarthy was "indefensible,"

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