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Greenville, Mississippi
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Tuesday, July 26, 1960
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HOODING CAKTKR Editor and Publlihci JOHN T. C.1HSON General Mnnancr Greenville, Miss,,, Tuesday, July 2fl,~19Gf Were il loft to mo to decide wliclhor wo s h o u l d h n v o n government w i t h o u t newspapers or newspapers w i t h o u t govern- nicnt, t should not hcsitiilc a moment to prefer llip I n t t c r . --Thonins Jefferson Support The Bloodmobile fjnht I o c n a g c r s of Greenville JL have s h o w n commendable drive lu mobilizing (he community to support the Bloodmobilo effort here today and tomorrow. Appearing before every civic club, they have made their appeal for blood on an effective, well - reasoned basis. They have been extremely attractive and intelligent salesmen. Certainly the project they have been pushing is a good one. if "Operation Corpuscle" is successful, our three county hospitals w i l l have the necessary supply of blood for emergency needs. And for the individual donors, « six m o n t h s unlimited supply of blood for themselves and their immediate family --with only nominal hospital costs --will be obtained. Greenville did not respond in Ginger For GOP T HE Republicans should be everlastingly g r a t e f u l to New York's Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and Arizona's Sen. Barry Goldwater. They have put about all the ginger · there is into what was otherwise destined to be a pretty cut and dried GOP Convention. The Rockefeller platform countered by the Goldwater "Munich" charge aroused sudden interest just before the no-contest nomination party was officially opened. Associated Press writer A r t h u r Edson observed over the weekend that, "Although many a loyal Republican deplores the mysterious course the governor has sometimes taken, without him, this meeting would fall victim to the galloping torpor. . "Not only has Rockefeller created interest for Republicans in general; he specifically has built up a lot of free publicity for Nixon these past few months as well as these last few days." Rockefeller has been providing headlines about Nixon throughout the time that otherwise would have been dominated by Sen. Kennedy and the Democrats, by complaining that Nixon had not committed himself specifically enough on the major issues, by avoiding a television debate with Nixon of the is- .sues, by an on-again, off-again agreement to be 'drafted' himself, and with other activities. All of this secured considerable publicity adequate fashion earlier this year when the Bloodmobile made its first visit. This time we must do so, because the Red Cross blood program is an invaluable asset to the community. Today's solicitation will already be over by the time this is read, but tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bloodmobile will be at the U. S. Naval Reserve Training Unit on Highway One north. The young people supporting "Operation Corpuscle" have gone all out lo make it a success. Free transportation and baby sitters are being supplied. All that is required is for the adults of Greenville to show the same community spirit as the youths. We feel certain they will. without any noticeable effort on the part of Vice President Nixon. Senator Goldwater has been plugging away, too, and erupted with a f i n e sense of timing Saturday by calling the Rockefeller- Nixon meeting a "Munich surrender" that might leave the conservatives with "no place lo go," as lie put it later on a Sunday television interview. Of course President Eisenhower, who has held himself somewhat aloof from all the goings-on, while probably smarting under some of the Rockefeller criticisms of the administration, f i n a l l y edged into the f r a y a bit Sunday when his press secretary J a m e s Hagerty hinted that Ike was not entirely happy with all the phases of the Rocky-Nixon agreement -- particular the call for increased defense spending. Meanwhile there have been tart charges of "dictatorship from New York", "fixed convention," and even "party bolt" to liven the proceedings -- and where have we heard those last two p h r a s e s before? From the looks of the platform as it is evolving, the differences between the two parties are becoming slimmer and slimmer, and the Republicans are even borrowing some of the finer techniques of conflict from the heterogeneous Democrats (or Hydra-headed Democrats.) A Healthy State GOP A LL other questions involved aside, the seating without incident of the Republican Party delegates from Mississippi is a healthy sign for the party in Mississippi. For the first time in recent history a GOP delegation with strong roots in the stale is functioning in a national convention. In fact, it is a symbol of the vigor of the young group directing the slate party that not even token opposition was advanced by the Perry Howard faction to t h e seating of the delegation. The Republican Party in Mississippi has been purged of the dcadwood, of the men more interested in b u i l d i n g patronage than building a party, and as such it deserves the respect of the state's electorate. This is something to consider when the Republican Convention ends. The only logical, realistic alternative to supporting the national Democratic Party is supporting the Republican Party. But except for the popular support for Dwight D. Eisenhower, this has often seemed impossible to many dissident Mississippi Democrats because the state organization was not a viable group. This is true no longer. Its daily press rele.ases prove that the Republican Party means business here in Mississippi, its tenor is d e f i n i t e - ly conservative. It leadership is intelligent and dedicated. In short, the Republican Parly in Mississippi is now providing the nucleus for what should become an e f f e c t i v e two-party system in the state. Again we m i g h t emphasize t h a t it is. u n l i k e l y t h a t this newspaper will support the Republican nominee. But there are thousands of Mississippians who are much nearer to sympathy with the policy of the GOP t h a n with t h a t of the Democrats. To them there should appear only one course -- supporting w i t h their votes the Republican Parly. Third parties and independent electors are so much political twaddle. They have no m e a n i n g beyond the immediate election, and very little in it. The R e p u b l i can and Democratic parties are Ihe only organizations within w h i c h political effectiveness can be attained. In Mississippi, the Republican Party holds far more promise for the f u t u r e t h a n it has in years. It is t i m e for Mississippians who cannot support the n a t i o n a l Democratic Parly to join the parly which more closely reflects their beliefs. The Delta Democrat-Times This his newspaper welcomes letters to Ihe editor to be published so long as they remain iihin Ihe boundaries of decency and libel laws. The name of the sender may he wilh- h-.d on request bul all fuch letters must be signed and return addresses given il they are [o he considered for publication. c" 1 20l' e M,- af Sr ri T ^f 1 " .f. aturda ^ and S c.. 20] Main St., Greenville, Miss. Subscription Rates n' w^iT 35c £**?*· Mail ^"if/ions b - Times Publishing S(8fcs: 'n advance to subscribers '"" and c "TM monlhs Notice To Public d0eS , n °! !nlenlio "s% "^interpret any individual Ihing. The A i a e d P n d I -TSV' 8 " y tm ^ a i l w c m e n l ""« (0 TM r «"«««"· «» ,ii S^ ? I ] ed Prc " " e exdus ' v dy entitled to use for rcpublicalirm o all the news dispatches credited to them or not otherwise credited in this newspaMr All rights of rcpublicalion herein are also reserved newspaper. ' he Pos ' °" ice "' Greenville ' Miss - «««· Act of IVInilow Says Long-Winded Conventions Bore Viewers By JAMES MARLOW Associated Press News Analyst CHICAGO (AP)-It's liko a rerun of the World Series. You sec tlx) players running around t h o bases bul you already know the score. The Republican convention is pretty much a duplicate of the Democratic convention in Los Angeles Iwo weeks ago. Dull is an accurate word to describe them both. At Los Angeles lliero never was much doubt Sen. John F. Kennedy would gel the presidential nomination. Here there never has been any doubt Vice President Richard M. Nixon would be the Republican presidential candidate. The convention will say so Wednesday. Which Ballot? Wilh Kennedy it was just a question" of which ballot he'd be nominated on. With Nixon it's even more cut and dried. He'll get it on the first. The only surprise at Los Angeles was Hie choice of Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas to be Kennedy's vice presidential running mate. Here the choice of Nixon's running mate slill is up in the air. So that's the only element of surprise in Chicago. in Los Angeles the Southern Democrats protested against the party's liberal civil rights plank. Here tho Southern Republicans arc protesting against tho liberal civil rights plank demanded by Nixon and New York's Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Carry Out Custom Despite the machine-tooted nature of both conventions, the two parties slill wenl through the traditional routine and long-winded speeches, full of bombast and exaggerations. What Hie politicians of both parlies seemed to overlook was how (hey looked on television. In pre-TV days they could put their act on for hours and bore ro one but themselves. Now. thanks lo TV, they can bore the whole nation. No wor.der there is increasing talk for the need of fulure con- veniions to come abreast of the limes, and cut llieir long-winded performances down to the essentials in choosing a presidential candidate. Tliere won'l be much steam in either campaign until September, when Ihe candidates start explaining how they'd carry out the promises made at these conven- lions. Video Reviews By BOB THOMAS AP Movie-TV Writer HOLLYWOOD (AP) - Will (he RcpuhticaEis pay more attention to the speakers at Iheir convention than did (he distracted Democrats? Apparently so, judging from the first day of GOP sessions on TV. Of course, the Republicans have the advantage of hindsight, having witnessed the frenetic doings in Lns Angeles a fortnight ago. The Republican delcgales in Chicago were urged by special n-.essage to avoid (lie recurrence of the rudeness of their Demo- critic counterparts \slio milled. mi:m':!ed and munched while their leaders orated. Paid Off The admoniticn appears lo have paid off. Or maybe the Chicago event is better staserranaged. Slill, Ihcre were the usual calls for order during (he first day's proceedings. Tho initial words heard from the roslrum were spoken by actor Wendell Corey: "Pica?? clear Ihes aisles." So'.md f a m i l a r ? You'll be hearing it again during the four-day fesl, along wilh "Will the dclgates take their seats," and "May we have order?" Even though the Republicans appear to wield a larger gavel Ilian di;l the Democrats, the need to recall (he ilelegales from their noisy tnsmcss of politicking still remains. Succeeded Somewhat Monday the 'I v" networks tried to put some life into what was feared would be a cul-ar-,d-dricd convnfion and to a fair degree they succeeded. Those who lamented lhat Iheir favorite Wes;erns were preempted on TV were able lo see both action and 'r.dians. The Indians were a dozen tribal chieftains who appeared on t h e convention platform for some ob- secure political ceremony. The action was provided by Vice President Richard M. Nion. The networks came forth with sho; of the Nixon family arriving at Chicago, m a k i n g their way through Ihe a i r p u r t crowd, flying by helicopter lo lakeside Chicago and driving through city streets to campaign headquarters. Pew arrivals have been as well covered since Gen. Douglas Mac- Arlhur returned lo Leyle, "Well, What Do You Think?" Louise Eskrlgge Crump'* Delta Scene Today In National Affairs Importance Of Veep Candidate Over-Stressed By DAVID LAWRENCE CHICAGO -- In both parties there's been an overemphasis on the vice - presidency. The selection--or failure to select any particular individual--in either case will not decisively influence the result. Tf it's in the cards, for instance, for Nixon to carry New Y o r k stale, he will do so irrespective of whether Governor Rockefeller had been his running male. If, on the other hand, it's in the cards for Senator Kennedy to win the election he will do so without the states in the South he is supposed to have drawn to his banner by Ihe selection of Lyndon Johnson as the vice-presidential nominee. History Proves It History proves that in not a single instance has the vice-presidential nominee of either party, by carrying his own state, contributed enough electoral votes to bring in his running male. This has been true for more than 100 years. Take the 1928 election for instance. A! Smith, who had three times been elected governor of New York on Ihe Democratic ticket, did not carry Iho electoral votes of his own state. As for his vice-presidential nominee, Joseph T. Robinson--who was nationally known because, like Lyndon Johnson, he v;as the Democratic leader of Iho Senate--the results after election day showed that he carried his home state of Arkansas all right, though by a reduced margin. But he couldn't prevent five other states of Ihs solid Sou:h from going Republican. This has often b e e n a t t r i b u t e d t o t h e religious issue, but this writer always has believed it was related to the prohibition issue. For Ihe South was determined at lhat time to Drew Pearson's keep its states dry because of circumstances related to the Negro problem. Take next the 1952 campaign, when the Democrats thought it might be helpful to have a Southerner on the ticket. Senator John Sparkman, the vice-presidential nominee, carried his Imine state of Alabama though by a greatly reduced majority as the Republicans piled up a vote In that state nearly four times what Dewey, the Republican presidential nominee, got in either 1344 or 1W8. But the presence of a Southerner on the ticket didn't prevent four other Southern states--Texas, Tennessee, Florida and Virginia--from going Republican, and there was no religious issue involved either. Kefauver Last Tennessee Take then the 1956 election wiien another Southerner, Senator Estes Kefauver, was named for the vice-presidency o n t h e Democratic ticket after a consistent string of victories in the primaries of several states in the North. The Soulh didn't back him. Not only did he lose his own state of Tennessee but the Republicans also again carried Florida, Texas, and Virginia and added the electoral votes of Louisiana and the "border stales" of Kentucky and West Virginia. As for Democratic presidential nominee Adlai Stevenson, lie lost his home state of Illinois both in 1352 and 1055. His running mates i:i the two campaigns had no influence in his behalf in the Northern slates. There have, moreover, been instances in which the vice-presidential nominee lost his home state, but the party ticket won just the same. Thus, in IMO Henry Wallace, Democratic candidate for the vice-presidency failed to carry his own state of Iowa, but Franklin D. Roosevelt won the election. John Bricker carried his own slate of Ohio as the vice- presidential nominee on the Republican ticket in 1344, while presidential nominee Dewey fallal lo carry New York state and lost the election. In ' Too Another instance of failure of the vice-presidential nominee to help win the election was in 1918, when Earl Warren, former governor of California and now Chief Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, lost his home state while Dewey won his own stale of New York. Yet the Republicans mistakenly thought in 194S that the presence of Warren, the progressive, on the ticket would help them to victory nationally. The so-called logic of the convention hours somehow proves of little consequence by November. When the American people vole in a presidential election, they apparently cither cast their ballots for the party they favor or the presidential nominee they like-- they don't stop to appraise the possibility that a vice-presidential nominee, if elected, might possibly be president some day. Indeed, seven vice presidents have succeeded to the presidency o u t of a total of 33 men who have held the office of president. Thus, about one out of five, or a liltle more than 21 per cent. of the presidents have come to the White House through Ihe vice- presidency. Three who succeeded lo the presidency were subsequently elected in their own right. All this really suggests t h a t each party should select for the second place on the ticket the best qualified man in their ranks irrespective of the geographical area in which he lives anil irrespective of whether he can placate the dissidents of a c e r t a i n ideological wing of his party. (Copyright, 1B60, New York Herald Tribune Inc.) From all ports o( th« Delta have come answers to my pl«i for n remedy for chtggor bilej. And I've come to tho conclusion there arc as many remedies »s (hero ore chlggers to this too presents another problem. You know the old saying, "on« man's food is another man's poison," this holds true with chtg- gers or as some people call them red bugs. The ones in our garden, who have moved In and taken over, are charmed with the taste and smell ol all forms of boyd spray. They ara there to do business and like tho men in the Charge of the Light Brlgide, "Thelr's is not lo reason why; thelr's ii btit to do and die", but they don'l die. They continue the atlack. And I continue to try oilier repellents. Bill Parkinson says use his spray "Off". I can read the directions but the red bugs can't. That goes too for aiwlher spray, suggested by a reader who did not give her name, but says sho has had quite a bit of experience with garden pests. It works for her. Various other agencies and concoctions have betn suggested · none have worked, so I've just decided to give my body up as a testing ground lor remedies suggested as a cure. From Eddie Yolland comes the suggestion that blueing be added to the bath water. This he says is Ihe remedy used in Texas. I plan in the next few days to put it to the lest. And just in passing Eddie threw in Ihe information that cod liver oil will relieve dogs o! licks. Frim Gerard Gralton comes the directions for an instant application of old fashioned vase- line tu the part of the body that has been attacked. I havi tried this and have continueM to scratch but I will try It again in a scientific m a n n e r and keep notes on the experiment. Carrie Smith and Betty Miller Insist lhat they have the sure cure-sn Immediate daub of clear nail polish. Carrte uyi It (mothers th« insect before he can burrow In and do much damage. I have no clear nail pollih but do have a blood red variety, With the number of bites I have the results will be charming. Carrie says this treatment, iho clear polish variety, has proven so successful in the area about Fort Smith that drug stores ara selling it In largo quantities instead of In small bottles. And lhat one store in the Fort Smith area advertises it for red bug biles and doesn't oven mention that in a pinch it can bo used as a nail covering. I'm glad I don't live In Fort Smith. It sounds like their red bugs are. worse than ours. I hear that cross-country hikers are sticking to U. S. Routo 40 as the Baking Soda Institute has set up soda baths at intervals along tho 2,994 mile route which will give transcontinental hikers a chance lo refresh their tired tootsies and sunburned faces along the way from San Francisco lo New York. U.S. 40 is Ihe route which Dr. Barbara Moore, perambulating British vegetarian, traveled. It is expected that her feat will be attempted by dozens of imitators this summer, If cross-country walking follows the pattern of channel-swimming. And I think lhat they should be warned not to detour onto Greenville's Washington Avenue where on Monday It was hot enough to cook an egg and not even baking soda would do any good. Odd Fact Identical twins, becoming mothers at 19, gave birth to daughters 19 minutes apart in a Salt Lake City, Utah, hospital recently. Bennett Cerf's Try And Stop Me In his autobiography "More Thai. Meets the Eye," Photographer Carl Mydans tells of a day In I WO, when a shrieking, hysteric.'il Chinese woman \n Chungking begged him for a coin or two as sli-i heM aloft her dead infant, waving it by one foot, "like a butcher with a plucked chicken." Mydans gave her a little money, and a few hours later, unable to get the tragic picture out of his mind returned to the jpot where he had seen her. There she sat, a bosvl of rice at her side, happily feeding her Infant- very much alive find contended. "Then," writes Mydans, "I understood: when people arc starving, any ruse is u fair one that adds a few more Hays to life." Two Hollywood starlets stopped to admire a display of mafsrnity dresses in a Wilshire Boulevard window. "Amy," decided ono starlet suddenly "If (hose dresses get one bit cuter, I'm going to have another baby!" (c)196Q,by Bennett Cerf. Distributed by King Features Syndicate \firee minutes j^-* Ml't/i tflt t-y /~ krreat nooks MILTOM VI, \,a'r.-d ijii-a Pick hitEon Ikal Ii'i 13-^4 13 cha-gi peop'a'i habi'i by pan. Wa l e a i r e j d;.-'i-g Prch-birion Ifval i i ' i iitO fd*.i. Ir I7:h i«Ti,rY £"s'crd 1MT.1 Ie3 liTcll · I -;J3 I -I '^tv ccj'd Errp-ovB r.^oo'o 1 i-:io!i Ly legulaling p-mling. J ^ i .'.'. :i;n {1503.!6-l/] didn I *3 If we think lo regulale printing, thereby to rectify manners, we must regulate all recreations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man. No music must be heard, no song be set or sung, bul what is grave. There must be licensing of dancers, that no gesture, molion or deportment be taught our youth but what by their allowance shall bo Ihought honest. It will ask more than the work of twenly licensers to examine all the lutes, the violins, and Ihe guitars in every house; they must not be suffered to prattle as they do, but must be licensed what they may say. And who shall silence all Ihe. airs and madrigals lhat whisper softness in chambers? The windows also, and the balconies must be thought on; there are frontispieces, set to sale; who shall prohibit them, shall twenty licensers? Nixon Revises Choices For Running Mate CHICAGO -- Richard M. Nixon, a man who never makes a move without studying the polls, had his vice - presidential running mate pretly well picked 10 days before this convention. Out Uvo events in two distant parts of the world upset the polls and his own calculations. They were: Lyndon Johnson's unexpected acceptance of the Democratic vice presidential nom- ] ination. Trouble in the! Congo, plus Cu-j ba and U.S. observation planes, w h i c h focuses m o r e attention t h a n ever on Ihe United Nations and Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge. Prior lo these Iwo events, Nixon had favored Sen. .Thurston Morion, the GOP chairman, as hit running male. He had also planned to send Ike on a campaign tour of Ihe Souib, where the polls show Ike is still popular. But now all bets are off. Nixon has revamped his preference list for vice - presidenlial running mates and here is the current scorecard: 1. Nelson Rockefeller--Nixon doesn't like him, didn't plan to put him on the ticket, but recognizes his political strength. So he'll now f a k e Rockefeller, despite his personal antagonism. 2. Henry Cabot Lodge--Nixon wants to present an experienced team lo UK public. Lodge is in Ihe spotlight, has made a good impression in handling foreign affairs. Only weakness: He lost to Jack Kennedy in 1952 at a time when Ike carried Massachusetts. .1. Senator Morton--Able, likeable, coming from Kentucky would carry weight in the South. 4. Secretary of Ihe Interior Fred Seaton of Nebraska -- He's not only an able executive, but is being considered more carefully in view of midwest resentment over Kennedy's failure to select a mid westerner for his running mate. That, in the above order, is the N'i.von siable for vice president. Rockefeller comes first. Busy-Bee Barry There's one other uninvited starter--Barry Goidwnler, the knock- 'cm-dead senator from Arizona, All over Chicago, which otherwise is taking this convention in stride, you see "Americans 1 for Goldvvalcr" running around, busy as bees. The arch-coiiservalivcs are determined to make him president. Barry, who has a sense of real- ilies, knows he can't get the presidential nomination. His real objective has been lo write a conservative platform and get himself the No. 2 place on the ticket. Nixon is against the latter. He doesn't currently enthuse over Goldwater's right-wing politics--even though he, Nixon, used to vote that way himself. Also, he doesn't like the idea of a f a r West - California - Arizona ticket. However, wilh the busy-as-boes Barry boosters bu'tonholing delegates at Chicago, you can never tell what will happen. Note- The man who's straining at ihe leash against letting Nixon take Rockefeller for vice president is f.en Hall, GOP ex-chairman, now Nixon's campaign manager. Hall wanted to run for governor of Now York, Rockefeller ran over him. Mow Len is pressing delcgales in Rockefel- ler's delegation to desert him, is pulling every wire to embarrass him. It was he who persuaded Governor Halfield of Oregon, a Rockefeller admirer, to make the nominating speech for Nixon. Rockefeller Could Win If you operate purely by arithmetic, it would be quite possible for Nelson Rockefeller to blitz this convention. Because, according lo Ihe cold rules of Ihe stale primaries, only two states in which Nixon was entered--Indiana and Wisconsin-- are bound by law to vote for him in Ihe convention. This gives him 62 hard and fast delegates. In addition, 184 other delegates are morally pledged to him from California, Ohio, Oregon, Florida and New Hampshire. He ran in primaries or popularity contests in these slates, and their dele- gales will doubtless support him, though not legally bound to do so. This gives him a total ol 246 certain delegates--far different from the VoO-plus his cohorts are claiming. There are also 130 delegates from Pennsylvania and Illinois who ran unpledged in primary elections, but can be counted largely in Nixon's corner. How- ever, they are not obligated to vote for him, and could switch if any draft movement got under way. Then there are 162 delegates 1 from other presidential primary stales who also ran unpledged and have neither a legal nor a moral obligation to support h i m . These include South Dakota, Nebraska, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia. The above 16 presidenlial primary states have 533 or the total 1,331 delegate votes, leaving 793 nonprimary delegates. This is where Rockefeller could pick up his heaviest support. However, presidential drafts are not mere impromptu hursts of enthusiasm. They require * lot of advance preparation and backstage whip - cracking. Rockefeller's Standard Oil connections and his family's far-flung banking connections put him in a po- sition'to crack the whip; but ho has never operated thai way. In brief, arithmetic alone won't win tho nomination. Too many old guard delegates hero would rather lose to Kenned/ than win witk Rockefeller, \

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