Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on August 24, 1964 · 1
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Monday, August 24, 1964
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State Journal SCOESffl VEATHER: Cloudy, Warmer, Chance of Showers Today And Tonight, High Low 70's, Low Mid-50's GOOD MORNING 28 PAGES, THREE SECTIONS Vol. 202 No. MB 125th Year MADISON, MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 1964 Stund-Clau Pottaoo pill at Madison, Wit. MORNING FINAL Horse Sense Debate Wi By JIM BECKER (Auoclatad Prttl Writer) ATLANTIC CITY One stirring debate already is raging in this convention city. It concerns the white horse which jumps off the steel pier every night with a little lady in a bathing suit sitting on his back. Debated, Discussed All along the boardwalk, even in front of Convention hall where hundreds of tourists stand all day and wave their hands in the hope that a television camera is pointed their way, people are talking about that horse. He is debated in the snack-a- terias, among the girls with their hair up in curlers looking for the boys. He is discussed in the gingerbread hotels that look as if Jean-ette MacDonald is likely to step out on a balcony any moment and burst into song. And it is hard to get people off the subject on the ' boardwalk, where dozens of blue-haired wom en in print dresses sit perched three to a bench all day long. Percher Queried A reporter who tired to collect some convention comment found himself debating the horse. "What do you think of the convention, Madame?" he asked one percher. "I think it's terrible." "You think the convention is terrible?" "No, the way they make that poor horse jump off the pier every night I don't mind that little snip of a girl who rides him, and be sides she gets paid for riding around practically undressed. But I worry about that poor horse. "Maybe the horse likes it?" "Don't be silly. Would you like jumping off a pier every day? And with a great big girl riding on your back?" "I suppose not." About Convention . . . "You're right, you wouldn't. And neither does that horse." "But what about the convention? You know the Democrats are meeting here in Atlantic City." "Well, everybody knows that Ton can't find a seat on a oeocn l a any more. I had to sit in the sun IV C for almost an hour this morning I J before I found this place la the I ' shade. And the prices. Chicken- farteri are op to 27 cents at the cafeteria. And last night they ran out of croquettes at 5:30 p.m." "The place is pretty crowded with Democrats, eh?" "Is that who they are?" "Yes, Madame. They're here to nominate President Johnson. Are you a supporter of the Presi dent?" 1 Don't Know' "What does he think about that. horse that jumps off that pier every night? "I don't know." "Well, ask him. I should think he'd put a stop to it." "Well, yon know what they say, Madame. You caa lead a hart to water bat yon can't make him Jump." The horse has been trained to dive, jumping from progressively greater heights. As a colt, it dived for food, but press agents for the pier now insist that it jumps for the joy of it I mm Ask Pledge (Campiltd From Win Sarvlcos) ATLANTIC CITY The Democratic Convention credentials commit tee asked the Alabama delegation Sunday to sign a pledge of loyalty to President Johnson in return for the right to be seated on the convention floor. The Alabamans refused, on a vote of 32 to 4 that later was changed to 33 to 3 when a regular I J t ! Goldwater Hits Farm Program Barry Plan Outlines Voluntary Supports (Campliad From Wirt Strvict) WASHINGTON - Sen. Barry Goldwater said Sunday President Johnson's farm program is "based on increased government intervention and centralized management," and called for a voluntary system of agricultural price supports. The Republican presidential nominee outlined what he called "the foundations upon which I would ... hope and trust the Congress might build a truly effective program. . . "The Republican party is the farm er's part y," the Arizona Sen ator said in a statement issued at the suggestion of Sen. Carl T. Curtis (R-Neb.) Farmers have in the past supported Republican candidates at every level of gov ernment because the GOP has traditionally stood for responsible fiscal policies, a sound peace through preparedness, and at the same time has recognized the very complex special economic programs facing American farmers." Goldwater- promised "sympa thetic understanding and action to solve farm problems." - Goldwater assailed "this ad ministration's deliberate policy of dumping feed grains in 1961 and 1962," and said it contributed to overproduction of live stock 'and lower prices. He said "expanded imports plus ill-conceived international commodity agreements have worsened the situation." Price supports should be de-Turn to Puf X CoL 1 '. GOLDWATER ' State May Be in Thick of It If Fight Flares By LLEWELLYN G. ROBERTS (Stat Journal Staff Wrttar) ATLANTIC CITY - Wisconsin delegates to the Democratic Na tional Convention may well be in the thick of a fight involving civil rights in the South. The determination of the cre dentials committee to let a sub committee sit overnight on seat ing one of two disputed delega tions from Mississippi one seg regationist, one largely composed of Negroes came as a surprise to some members of the Wiscon sin delegation. Governor Confident There were widely accepted reports that the compromise proposal offered by the White House and nurtured by former Pennsyl vania Gov. David Lawrence would in four points accommo date the diverging views of dis sonant opponents on the issue. Gov. John W. Reynolds, chair man of the Wisconsin delegation, has expressed confidence in the ability of Lawrence to achieve aj compromise which would avoid a divisive floor fight However, Robert W. Kasten- meier (D-Watertown) has main tained as a member of the con vention credentials c o m m i ttee that the Wisconsin delegation has a moral obligation to vote in fa vor of seating uie uemocrauc Freedom party delegates in view of a.resolution passed at the state Democratic convention in June, which urged that course of ac tion. Follow President Whether or not the President has injected his hand hi this dis pute will be the apparent determining factor on the vote of the Wisconsin delegation if such a fight comes to the floor. A member of the Wisconsin del egation said be believed that if Turn to Par t. Col. I delegate switched an alter nate's vote. The credentials commit tee also said it would seek the same loyalty pledge from whichever Mississippi dele gation It decides should be seated when the 34th Democratic Convention formally opens at 7:30 p. m. CDT today. Slate Defeated But it postponed until today a decision on whether the regular, all-white Mississippi delegation, f . or the challenging p r edominantly Negro "Mississippi Freedom Democratic party," should get the nod. A committee studied the question overnight. The problem in-rolving Alabama ' J - "J Port Washinaton Residents Examine Remains of Home Ripped Apart by Tornado Saturday w AP Wlrtphoto Storm Causes Estimated $2 Million Damage Port Washington Cleanup Starts (Camaflo Froi Wirt StrviCM) Emergency workers began picking up the pieces Sunday in was that in the'Port Washington, which suffered CONN ALLY state's primary, a slate of unpledged presidential electors defeated a slate pledged to vote for Mr. Johnson. This will mean that the names of the Democratic presidential and vice-presidential candidate will not be on the Alabama ballot in Novem ber, as things now stand. The Alabamans turned down the loyalty oath pledge at a cau cus. It was not immediately certain whether the full delegation would stick together in carrying out the resolution to refuse to take the oath. Plank Approved Delegate Roy McCord urged his fellow members not to defy the convention, saying, "I am still willing and ready to support the Turn to Pago 2, Col. 3 damage estimated up to $2 mil lion from one of a series of tor nadoes which struck southeastern Wisconsin late Saturday. City officials of Port Washing ton, the hardest hit of several communities on Lake Michigan, 000, and said with damage toland Oak Creek, a Milwaukee; and nearly 200 homes were dam-cars, trees, and other Hems, the suburb, and heavy wind damage'aged and at least seven were de- figure might run up to the $2 was recorded at Beaver Dam molished. million estimated by Mayor Frank E. Meyer and Police Chief Vernon Laabs. Reynolds offered Port Washing ton "whatever state aids need ed." Zeidler said that it did not ap pear that the city would qualify met Sunday afternoon to discuss: for edera aid wmcn gjven Democrats a Little Ahead of Themselves ATLANTIC CITY W! Timely Democratic convention item post ed in the lobby of the Coronet motel Sunday: "A meeting of the New Hampshire delegation at 11:30 Monday noon in the lobby." Threatens Dominican Republic, Haiti Hurricane Devastates Island, Kills 14 SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) Cleo, a kilter hurricane that left at least 14 dead. 100 injured, and $50 million damage on Guadeloupe, lashed the island of Hispannla with gales Sunday night, a forecast of the 140 mile winds expected later. She churned just beneath the Caribbean island on a course that would batter the southwestern Dominican Republic and then the entire south coast of Haiti, not yet recovered from last year's hurricane Flora. Jamaica was also on Cleo's path, and the Weather Bureau aid winds of hurricane force would probably begin spreading into the island tonight There was a chance mat Cuba, also smashed by Flora, might get a taste of Cleo. Cleo wiped out entire sugar and banana plantations on G a a de- loupe. In the capitol city if Basse Terre alone, more than 1.000 persons were homeless. Officials said several hundred homes were demolished and more than 10,000 others badly damaged across the islands. Electricity was out to most sections, and roads were blocked with debris. Officials of the sev en-island, French possession, said it was the worst hurricane since 1921 Another victim of Cleo's fury was a united states navy Hur ricane hunter plane flying only a few hundred feet off the water in Cleo's eye. Turbulence knocked out one engine, bartered a wing. and injured seven crewmen. Cleo, feeding on the warm wa ters oftbeCarlbbeaa, grew stronger as she raged away from Guadeloupe toward Haiti; and the Dominican Republic,; which share the island of Hie-paniola. The southern coast of the Do minican Republic was bit with gales and torrential rains all day. Unless there wast a change,1 HA. 300 fcfUS - - r AtiomHt Otomo MIAMI V Ttv NElfcStSu. DOMINIUM - JAMAICA ' " r WrOUM - 4t4I709Ut rr.i v. 1 i Arrow Marks Direction of Hurricane dee's dead-ctta eye would aotlpublie or Haiti, but would press go ashore oa me ncrnmrai &e-jon towara wuoa. the situation. Governor Offers Aid Gov. John W. Reynolds, who was at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic Cky, N.J., sent Frank Zeidler, director of the State's Resource development department, to the city. Zeidler said his "conservative" damage estimated would be $850,- only if city and state resources cannot meet a problem. Owen Monfils, state civil defense director, will meet with the southeastern Wisconsin regional director of the office of emergency planning to discuss aid, Zeidler said. Other areas hit by the shattering funnels were Fond du Lac south of Beaver Ue United States Weather and Leipsig, uam- Bureau reported that, although Port Washington, once famedthe bureau had no representatives at the scene, photographs and reports indicated that the storm "had to be a tornado or a series of tornadoes." as a commercial fishing center was off limits to all visitors Sunday as Mayor Frank E. Meyer, who estimated the extent of damage, called officials into a special emergency session. 30 Persons Injured Police Chief Vernon Laabs, whose own home was damaged in the sudden tornado, confirmed the mayor's estimate of damage and said persons with business in the city would be allowed to enter. About 30 persons were injured, but- none seriously, officials said, Match Industry Goes Political as Issue Flares ATLANTIC CITY (UPI)-Even the match industry has gone po litical. At the insistence of Sen. Stephen M. Young (D-O.l. the official "LBJ" matches which are to be distributed by the millions at the Democratic National Convention and throughout the campaign are made in Zanesville, 0. Young stood up on the floor of the Senate Aug. 4 and criticized the Republican presidential nominee Sen. Barry Goldwater, be cause match books distributed at the GOP National Convention were marked "Made in Sweden.' The Johnson matchbooks are red, white, and blue showing a picture of the President on one side superimposed on a map oi the United States. The other side of the cover says "LBJ for the USA" and "Vote Democratic. The pocket matches were pro duced by the American M a t c n Co. and carry the official endorse ment of the Johnson Campaign committee. On the Inside . . . Colts Pound Braves, 7-1 See The Sports Peach Bridge See. J, Page 10 Calendar Sec. J. Page 4 Comics Sec. 2. Page 10 Crossword Sec. X Page 10 Earl Wilson .... Sec. L Page 9 Editorial Sec 1. Page 10 Obituaries Sec. 2. Page 2 Records Sec 2. Page 2 Society Sec. L Page II RV-Radio Sec. J, Page 11 Weather Table . Sec. L rage 2 Woman's Page . Sec. L Page 12 Kennedy Resigns Post of Delegate ATLANTIC CITY (UPI) - Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy resigned Sunday as a Massachusetts delegate to the Democratic National Convention, paving the way for announcement of his candidacy for the United States Senate from New York. Kennedy wired his resignation to Gov. Endicott Peabody, chair man of the Bay State delegation. The group was expected to name Kennedy's sister-in-law, Mrs. Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, to suc ceed him on the delegation. It was understood that Kennedy would announce his availability for the Democratic senatorial nomination in New York today. Rep. Miller Enters Hospital for Checkup BUFFALO, N.Y. WI Rep. William E. Miller, of Lockport, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, entered Buffalo General hospital Sunday for a three-day physical checkup. Miller has not had a physical checkup in two years, his wife, Stephanie, said last week. Miller will launch his campaign formally at Lockport Sept 5 with as assist from Sen. Barry Gold-water, the GOP presidential nominee. Today's Chuckle A generation ago, most men who finished a day's work needed rest; now they need exercise. More Damage Fond du Lac county police reported two injuries, neither serious, and one barn down and two house trailers flipped over during the storm. There was "quite a bit of property damage due to trees hitting houses, but nothing real serious," police reported. A "minor twister" was report ed by the Dodge county dieriff t office in Juneau, but no injuries were reported. In the Milwaukee southern sub urb of Oak Creek, about 14 homes were damaged by heavy winds, but there were no reports ol personal injury. No Waning No formal tornado warning had been issued Saturday, but many residents escaped injury by rushing to their basements when the black storm clouds threatened. During the storm, about 40 windows were broken at St. Al-phonsus Hospital, and power was shut off as the tornado swept through the city. An emergency generator went on automatically, but failed after 30 minutes. It was repaired 20 minutes after that, officials said. Bert Parks, Now 'Mr. President,' Turns Down 'Mad Hatters Offer LBJ win have to look elsewhere "Mr. President has ruled himself ineligible for vice-president. That is to say, Bert Parks, star of toe irvmg Berlin musical President," which current that I can't accept, due to my previous commitments to 'Mr. Presi dent' and the Miss America con test "Besides, rm already Mr. President, so why should I take the second spot?" Parks laughed. Parks telephoned The State Journal after be read the article written by Lewia CarroH-Street in which the Ratter said Parks was a natural choice because he is known as "Mr America.' Parks master of ceremonies of the Miss America contest, which will follow the Democratic National Convention fa Atlantic City. Tb really flattered," Parks said. It was the cleverest piece Mr. ry is playing at the Melody Top theater in Milwau kee, has declined a suggestion mat he become Presi-d e a t Johnson's running-mate on the Democratic Iticket The nomination was made Thursday on The Wis consin State Jour nal's Page of Opin ion by the "Mad Hatter." "I sincerely ap preciate the honor." Parks told The State Journal, "but I'm afraid Si PARKS of writing I've seen. You don t see writing like that anymore. I'll treasure it" It was written under the byline of Lewis Carroll-Street as a takeoff of Alice in Wonderland by Fred J. Curran, night city editor and member of The State Jour-' nal's editorial board. 'One year the girls in the Miss America pageaat wanted to name me 'Miss Congeniality.' but I was neligible for that one, too, because I cooldnt meet the phyaV cal requirements," be chuckled. "Mr. America" wfll be playing m Mr. rTesiaent at toe Mil waukee theater until Sunday. "So I'll be busy in Milwaukee until the Democratic Convention is over," Parks explained. Well, LBJ. Strike another potential candidate from your list

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