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September 3, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 12

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2B--Sept. 3, 1972 EUNICE * Sunday Gazette-Mail -awrlMttn, W«t Vln · · Shriver 9 s Wife Just 'Un-Uptighf Enough to Be Asset to Campaign By Ann Blackmail WASHINGTON (AP) -- She's known as the wittiest of the Kennedys, mischievous, outspoken, fun-loving, impulsive. Eunice Kennedy Shriver, wife| of Democratic vice presidential m g t 0 say sne just stands i! .1 _ i « r* _--··.-i c*U_!..«*· °. _ r ' .. " . . . . Sargent Shrivcr, the beach to the candidate R. can go from campaign trail without even packing a suitcase. Fifteen minutes before her husband left on a campaign trip last week, Eunice, vacationing at the family compound in Hyannis Port, recided to tag along. She reportedly threw a sleeveless flowered dress over her bathing suit and jumped in the car. That's how she appeared that night at the official opening of the McGovern-Shriver headquarters in Detroit, same dress, her and flashes that white-tooth Kennedy smile. Family advisors say she was enthusiastic about her husband's vice presidential nomination, "really happy for Sarge, but aware that it would mean extra pressure on her." * * ALTHOUGH SHE enjoys campaigning, first. She her has refused all requests for interviews "until the children are back in school," despite suggestions from Shriver campaign staffers that the ers in ueirou, same are*,, «r exposure would do them good tawny hair cipped in place with r 6 a single brown bobby pin. And that's how she appeared the next day at a news conference in the office of Detroit Mayor Roman Gribbs, same dress. Although friends say she favors designer clothes when she thinks about it, they're quick to add she doesn't usually think about it. Her manner of campaigning, they say, is decidedly "un-uptight." When introduced at the Detroit headquarters opening, the crowd yelled, "Speech, speech." Mrs. Shriver stood up, made a few introductory remarks and then surprised the group by saying, "I see a lot of college students in the audience. Would three of you come up to the platform and answer one question for me: What do you expect and want from national political leaders this year " The students spoke. The crowd was pleased. Afterwards, Mrs. Shriver told a reporter, ''There wasn't anything more for me to say. And besides, I wanted to hear what they were thinking." Spontaneous as she is quick- thinking, Mrs. Shriver is not one to make monotonous "I'm-so- peased-to-be-here" campaign remarks. When her husband introduces her and she has notb- She has said in the past that.l She has been extremely active A career girl may have her in the "special" Olympics clippings and take pride in the games for retarded children that she has done what that originated in 1968 and are fact men achievement can be equal to the nedy Jr. " Foundation. When can do, but no award or moment when a child turns to his mother as the one person in the world on whom to rely." Abortion horrifies her. The nia supervising the games. Shrivers have five children- Robert, 18; Maria, 16, Timothy, 13; Mark 8,; and Anthony Paul, 7. Mrs. Shriver also welcomes her home and lavishes attention on those ti ve all rieht I was nut nrhn not l i t f l o - fV,= ra » n ^^4 . VC d " "p" 1 ' l W3S OUl children come who get little: the retarded. Every summer since I960, except when her husband was ambassador to France, she's opened their Maryland estate 'Timberlawn" to large groups of retarded children. sponsored by the Joseph P. Ken- S h r i v e r began campaigning three weeks ago, he did so alone because Eunice was in Califor- "Eunice is very compassionate," one friend said. "She is also very, very bright, active and competitive.." Said another: competi . By Walter R. Mears WASHINGTON--I.TI--Nearly two months into his campaign, Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern still is encountering problems of political organization and orchestration as the real road show begins in his quest for the White House. Labor Day is at hand, but weeks of warmups and planning have not resolved all the internal difficulties in the McGovern campaign. The Democrats' early summer convention was designed to give their nominee a head start sues, themes and timing, in shaping a campaign against] "I think we have overcome an incumbent Republican presi-Khe problem." he said. house this summer, and we were playing softball. One of those hard summer rain and lightning storms started. Eunice was on second base and didn't move. So everyone took the cue and kept on playing." Like so many of the Kennedys, Eunice Shriver plays to win. Quick and agile at 51, she was described by one friend as "very much a Kennedy--warm, friendly and very nice, but there's a certain aloofness about her. But I guess that's inevitable when you've been through what they have." Eunice Kennedy Shriver has witnessed at close hand the triumph and tragedy of political life. One brother, John, was elected president and assassinated. Brother Robert was also murdered while campaigning for the presidency. Still, she's not one to shy away from hardnose politics. When her husband was considering running for governor of Maryland in 1970, Eunice reportedly urged him to ignore discouaging polls and advisors who said he would lose. She was said to have repeatedly made the point in strategy sessions about the times when "my brothers" went against uphill odds. NOR DOES she seem to be shy socially. It was reportec that an embassy parly in the late '60s, Mrs. Shriver overheard her brother, Ted Kennedy, receive an invitation from his dinner partner, the wife of a --wealthy Greek shipping mag- jnate, for Kennedy and his wife to cruise the Greek Isles. Not to be outdone, Eunice is said to have sought out the 'woman's husband and asked him, "Do you know Mrs. Sar- igent Shriver?" · When he admitted he did not ^^ she reportedly said, "Well, * the current Democratic ticket.do just the opposite; to soft-pe-jjust want to tell you to be sure O'Brien concentrated on \vhat|dal parly identities, woo Demo-jto invite her on your cruise this he considered a lack of coordi- icrals and isolale McGovern. Isummer. nation and focus on specific issues identified with the party. O'Brien maintained the campaign needs to focus on idenlifi- ably Democratic issues, nolably in the economic area, to reach and reclaim straying Democrats, and to begin lo close Ihe current 34-point gap in the Gallup Poll. UI60 WHERE ECONOMY ORIGINATES Special Holiday Sale! Shop SUNDAY AND Prices Good Thru Men. Sept. 4th. MONDAY 10 A. M. to 7 P. Ml. At The Following AP WEO Stores 1 704 4th Ave. NEXT TO K-MART. 1 p. m. to 7 p.m. 6334 MaeCorkle Ave. St. ALBANS 1 p. m.to7p.m. 1311 Smith St. CHARLESTON 1 0 a. m. to 7 p. m. 748 Virginia St. West 1 0 a. m. to 7 p. m. 219 7th Avenue So. Charleston 1 0 a. m. to 7 p.m. Hickory Smoked For Flavor, Fully Cooked For Convenience! Cooked/ Hami/ Full Shank Half With No Center Slices Removed! --AP Wirephoto MRS. SHRIVER READY TO CAMPAIGN On Moment's Notice, She's Ready tn Go McGovern Woes Still There As Real Road Show Begins HART SAID the campaign management is in the process of tightening coordination on is- *%*:W:tttt*S*x%ra^^ M R . H O U S E OF COMFORT Iluiiiiilificulior., iiculinji, Air Conditioning NOW THE TIME! dent. * * * THAT DIDN'T WORK as planned, for some reasons that are evident, and for some that are not. "We're doing now some of Ihe things we probably should have been doing a month or more ago," said Frank Mankiewicz, political director of the campaign. "There was a certain looseness of organization." He said organizational delays were due largely to the month- long uproar over the vice presidency, and the replacement of Sen. Thomas G. Eagleton asi McGovern's running mate. "We've needed the weeks we've had," said Gary Hart, the campaign manager. "I think' we're in very good shape." A few hours laler. Hart ad- j vised the campaign staff that Gordon Weil, executive assistant to the senator, would become! executive director of the cam-! paign, clearing in advance a l l j stalemenls representing the position of the nominee, overseeing p o l i c y papers, coordinating campaign activities and communications. I * * * IT WAS THE MAN behind the head start theory, Lawrence F. O'Brien, whn complained openly! that, the McGovern organization' hadn't made use nf it, lacked coordination, d i r e c t i o n a n d theme. j "There's jupf a whole formlessness to the thing that shouldn't be seen the \veekendi before Labor Day,'' said an O'Brien associate. O'Brien, who at one point hinted he might quit the campaign if the flaws he cited were : not corrected, put his case to 1 McGovern and the nominee's ! t o p lieutenants W e d n e s d a y night. O'Brien, who now holds the title of campaign chairman, was Democratic national chairman when the party scheduled its convention, and «aw to ii that it was held early in the summer. ' He rnanagrd the Insinc IflfiS campaign of Sen. Hubert. H. Humphrey and he recalled the dilemmas of trying to assemble a campaign shortly before Labor Day. He was determined it would not happen again in 1972.1 In discussing with MrGovern; and campaign aides the state of O'Brien maintains that the';:-:: McGovern strategy should em- · ;:·:· phasize making the campaign a ·£ matter of Democrats vs. Repub-! ·:·: licans. j ·:; President Nixon is trying tolSssjssssg REPLACE YOUR OLD HEATING SYSTEM N O W . . . YOUR COMF.ORT WILL NOT BE INTERRUPTED NEXT WINTER. CALL US FOR MORE INFORMATION! D ARNOLD INC. II tNK FI'ANtt\;nrH\MiAMKRIi:ARI r.millHlrUK. M). CiUHI.KMdN Phone 711-132 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER *Bo«/oL 3--Breast Qtrs. 3--Leg Qtrs. 3--Wings 3--Giblets Great On Your Grill! ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES FIRST QUARTER 1972-73 Jane Parker FRANK ROLLS Daytime 15's or Overnight 12's "He who hath a trade, hath an estate" Benjamin Franklin Registration will be at Benjamin Franklin Center 3:30-6:30 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Thursday. 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