The Delta Democrat-Times from Greenville, Mississippi on July 17, 1960 · Page 5
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John Herbers From L. A. Selection Of Johnson May Not Have Healed All South $ Hurts By JOHN HERBERS LOS ANGELE (UPI) _ During the last four years Sen. John F, Kennedy has methodically cultivated a team of lieutenants in the South. This week, after Kennedy achieved the Democratic presidential nomination on an ultra-liberal platform, he was told he faced open rebellion and defection to the Republican party In' much of the South. The only way to wounds and parly loyalists from repair Hie damage, the liculen- G c o r g i n, Alabama, Arkansas ants said, was l o pick Sen. I.yn- - - - - - don Johnson, the South's candidate for president, or a futl-fledg- r as his running ed Southerne mate. Kennedy took their advice over that of several Northern lieutenants such as Michigan Gov G. Mennen Williams and labor leader Walter Rcuther, who strongly opposed Johnson. Most Southern leaders expressed the opinion that in one grand swoop Kennedy had kept the South in the party. There is still a rebellion in states like Mississippi, South Carolina and Alabama, but (his existed before the convention. States rights leaders who are engineering it, planned to put up independent electors regardless of what action the Democrats took here. Predicted Toss Prior to Kennedy's selection of Johnson, South leaders predicted that Kenedy could lose sevc.al publicans on economic issues and party candidate on civil rights With Johnson on the ticket the Southern senators who delivered race for the presidential nomination nre expected to go a long way (oward stemming a revolt in November. There is a feeling that Johnson could provide a pipo- lln» for the South Into the White alists despite Gov. Patlerson'i ore- House. . · . ' . . . _ . r Also expected to help the ticket are n U m ft r o u s deep South friends of Kennedy. Included are South Carolina Gov, Ernest Hollings, Alabama Gov. John Patterson and former Mississippi Gov. J. P. Coleman. However, there were few flat predictions that Johnson's selection had not healed the South Carolina and Mississippi were reluctant to predict their states would stay in the party. The platform Is a bitter pill for the South and will give the states righlers much ammunition in Ihcir campaign for a holt. Have To Wait "We'll have lo wait until we get back home and see how the people feel," said Hollings. one of the able young spokesmen for the deep South. His state will reconvene its stale convention in August to decide a course of action. He said a lot depends on the type of platform the Republicans adopt in Chicago and who is chosen as Vice President Richard Nixon's running mate. Mississippi seems to be headed for a certain bolt if voters there follow the leadership of their governor, as is customary. Gov. Ross Barnctt considered Johnson too ibcral, refused to go along with lim as a presidenliai candidate of the border slates lo the Re- ami said his nomination as vice- president "doesn't make one bit ference for Kenndy. G«orgi» Gov. Ernest Vandiver, now Undecided, is expected to be the key to his slate, as are Gov. Orvall Fabus in Arkansas and Gov. Jimmie Davis in Louisiana. Neither attended the convention. Leaders !n Florida, North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee do not anticipate a states rights bolt. Tennesso Gov, Butord Ellington, who has said flatly Kennedy could not keep Tennessee frorh going Republican, said Johnson's name in the ticket had fixed things up fine for the Democrats. The Southerners Kennedy consulted on the choice for vice president included Hollings, Vandiver, North Carolina Gov.-norninee Terry San ford and Virginia Gov. J. Lindsay Almond. "Yoii f£inlt YouCah Get My Bandwagoii Going Again? All were reluctant to recon- the deep South states lo a third of difference. I cannot accept the platform, period." The Mississippi Stale Executive Committee, composed of Darnell most of Johnson's votes in his people, can reconvene the slate convention at any time and Bar- icll favors that course of action. Sec Rift Coming Alabama leaders predict a r i f t i wtivccn states' righlers and loy- struct the details of their meeting with Kennedy on Thursday morning but Hollings said he "very definitely" felt that their advice helped influence Kennedy lo pick Johnson for his running mate. Mississippian Has No Connection With N, Y. Industry COFFEF.VILLE, Miss. (AP) _ Leonard Blum, owner of a Coffeeville clothing plant, said Fri. a New York manufacturer involved in a legal squabble with labor has no connection with the Mississippi firm. A New York arbitrator Wednesday ordered Jack Meilman, head of Hickory Clothes, Inc., to resume his New York manufactur-; ing and pay $204,681 damages to the Amalgamated Clothing Work- iers of America. SAMSONITE Luggage Pock Up Cr Co On V d M t l e r . . , SOc DOWN 50c WKLY. Btouty Coie $14.95 Pcmmnt O'Mlto 15.95 Companion 16.95 O'NIlo 16.95 l«ref 1 « Sllh Hi* Keiltoi S C H C rt»IUH-OJTOMU kj Z43 W A S H I N G T O N AVE. The union charged Meilman moved his plant and equipment Washington is switching lo a get and unfinished clothing to Coffee ville. "Meilman is not associated with Coffeeville Industries, Inc., and no award rendered against him will effect Ihe progress of this company," Blum said. "Coffeeville industries is a part of Coffeeville, Miss,, and intends to re- lain so." Blum said he could not say why the union connected Meilman with his plant. He declined comment on any past connection with rrteil- John Hightower Reporting U.S. And Russia Square Off CHff Session* Reports Delia pemocrtt-TlmM Sunday, July 17, '60 5 Coleman May Manage Senator Kennedy's Campaign In South EDITORS: As the United States and the Soviet Union prepare lo clash this week in the United Nations, tough strategy in dealing with Moscow. Associated Press diplomatic reporter, John M. Hightower, reviews Sfale Department moves which reflect development ot the new policy. By JOHN M. HIGlfTOWER A HANDSOME SOFA PLUS A BED AT THE PRICE OF A SOFA ALONE... E A S Y T E R M S NO INTEREST AND CARRYING CHARGES ON SALE AT BOTH STORES CE. JORDAN CO. 407 Washington Ave. 703 Washington Ave. itary power in support of Commu nisi movements anywhere in the world." Question Arises WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States, under heavy Soviet pounding, has largely abandoned its postsummit policy of seeking businesslike negotiatons with Moscow and is switching to a get tough strategy of its own. Evidence of this change is already becoming apparent. It will be fully developed at the United Natiohs this week when the United States and Ihe Soviet Union join battle over charges and countercharges of threats to world peace. Secretary of State Christian A. Herler and his top aides are reported lo be preparing a massive verbal assault on Soviet Premier N i k i I a Khrushchev's activities since he torpedoed the summit conference at Paris two months ago. Ike Fed Up President Eisenhower is described by officials here as fed up with Khrushchev's incessant campaign of accusations against the. United Slates. He apparently feels that Khrushchev's hostile policy leaves no recourse except to strike back hard. Two moves by the State Department Thursday reflected the developing new tough line. · The department announced a note to Moscow calling off Indefinitely negotiations scheduled for next Monday on an air transport agreement between Ihe two countries. This step was blamed on "recent Soviet actions and utter-' ances" which the department said, have poisoned the atmosphere for negotiatbn. * * * At the same time the depart- With the shelving of the prospective negotiations on a U. S.-Soviet air agreement, the question has arisen here whelher Ihe negotiations among the Unitet States, Britain and the Soviet Un ion on a treaty barring nuclea weapons tests will be continue at Geneva. Stale Department officials said Washington has no intention o breaking off the nuclear test con ference and they doubt that Mos cow will do so. This thrce-powe negotiation therefore stands a: the only important exception f the general collapse of East-West diplomacy. On the Allied side, the Intensifi- i cation of the cold war may call for greater efforts at coordination and tightening of Allied unity in the face of Khrushchev's mounting hostility. * * * One such move is the beginning of consultations here between the United States and Britain in possible modification of agreements involved in the use of U. S. air bases in Britain. Washington officials said the talks are concerned entirely with possible improve ment in coordination of the use of the bases. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan had referred to possible modifications when he was questioned in Commons earlier this week on the shooting down an RB47 of the U. S. Air Force by a Soviet plane July 1. The RB47 was operating from a base in Britain. Moscow claims the plane was over Soviet territory when it was downed. Washington says it was over international waters. Draft Rockefeller Campaign Opens PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Draft Rockefeller Committee opened headquarters in Philadelphia Friday -- minus ment issued a new warning to mllch money hut with hopes. m. n ._u_u A .. *_ i.- i_- i j _ _ r » . , J ' Khrushchev to keep his hands off, Latin American countries, particularly Cuba. It denounced him for claiming that the 137-year-old Monroe Doctrine of America for the Americans is out of date and for trying to scuttle the U.S.-Cubm treaty covering the American naval base at Giranlanamo, Cuba. Khrushchev, the department asserted, is trying to establish a Edward L. Howard, of Doylestown, co-chairman, said the committee has less than $1,000 lo try to attract support for Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller of New York as Ihe Republican presidential nominee. Howard said there are 576 Rockefcller-forPresident clubs Pennsylvania. He defined a club as "a person who says he can "Bolshevik doctrine" under whichjgot five other people together to ho would make use of Soviet mil-'distribute Rockefeller literature." By CUFF SESSIONS JACKSON (UPI) - A toll, hus- y and greying ex-plow boy who liae survived many a gruelling »litical battle may soon undertake his most challenging assignment to dal«: Sell John Kennedy ' the deep South. · Former Gov. J. P. Coleman won't confirm reports that he will become southeastern campaign manager for the Democratic presidential nominee. Neither will 3 deny them. Kennedy also declines comments on the reports, saying only hat "Governor Coleman and I have been friends for a long time." Coleman steered Mississippi's 1956 Democratic delegation in support of Kennedy as a vice-presidential candidate. Kennedy was ater an overnight guest of Coleman when he spoke in Jackson. They Discussed It The best guess is that the Eastern Roman Catholic and the Southern Baptist discussed such an arrangement several months ago but that the deal has yet to x closed. If Coleman accepts the position, his headquarters will likely be In Atlanta Until November and -- if the Democrats win -possibly in Washington after January. Coleman is presently declining to comment on politics and he expects to remain quiet for at least a couple of weeks "to wait for the dust to settle." But when the "proper time" arrives, Coleman plans to call a news conference in Jackson. If Coleman Joins the Kennedy campaign, his political stock in Mississippi probably will drop lower than it did when Gov. Ross Barnett pinned the "moderate" label on him during last summer's gubernatorial race. Bolt Seems Apparent Barnett's forces, now in control of state Democratic machinery, appear headed for a bolt because of the party's civil rights plank and Kennedy's liberal record. Coleman hae always been a Democratic loyalist and he won a fight four years "go to keep Mississippi in '.tc party. He also accomplished something the Sjuth failed to do in i-Oa Angues this week when he led a successful fight in 1955 against strong civil rights plank. Coleman, himself, wrote a watered-down version that was accepted over Ihe strenous protests ot liberals. Treads Softly His tactics have always been to employ taet and diplomacy when dealing with the segregation issue and -- because the segregationists are among a minority nationwidfe -- to steer dear of threats, open rebellion and impassioned warnings. He would not be quoted on his reaction to Bametfs statement to the convention that the Federal gftvemmen cannot make Mississippi integrate, but anyone who knows Coleman can imagine his comment. The former governor, who was in the thick of politics for so long, must have felt lonely aa he sat out the convtntin this year in his easy chair at Ackerman. At «, he is still robust and energetic and seems to still enjoy a good political hassle. It's a good bet that he won't be in that easy chair for long. _ CUTS AIR-CONDITION COST Custom Made For Windows -- Patios -- Porches -In HOME or STORE. Free Estimates Anywhere In The Delta * GREENVILLE AWNING AND Highway 82 E. UPHOLSTERING CO, The RB47 incident is the imme-l diate issue Upon which Moscow has gone to the U. N. Security Council with its charge of aggression by the tMlet States. It claimed a threat to the peace. Eisenhower has replied that it is the Soviet Union which is threatening peace and that the United States is ready and Willing to meet the Soviet challenge in the Security Council. I Eisenhower himself laid down!! the policy of trying lo continue|" businesslike relations with Ihe Soviet Union in the aftermath of the summit conference failure. This hope has proved vain. The State Department olficials say Khrushchev's postsumm!t | purpose clearly is lo undermine! U. S. .leadership in the free world, break down the U. S. foreign base system, ar.d wreck NATO and other anti-Communist alliances. Florida Baptists Oppose Candidates On Religion PENSACOLA, Fla. (UPI) -The Florida State Assn., of Missionary Baptist Churches, which claims to represent about 10,000 church goers in Florida and Ala- jama, passed a resolution Friday opposing the Democratic nominees for president and vice president. The Rev. Harris W. Crittenden, oastor of the 30th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg. Fla., said the Associa-j tion opposes any candidate whose religious beliefs include tha integration of church and slate. Harris said the resolution was I aimed at Sen. John F. Kennedy!! of Massachusetts, the Democrat's!' presidential nominee, more than at Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson of Te.x- I as, the vice-presidential choice ofT :hc party. 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