Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 9, 1964 · Page 8
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 8

Redlands, California
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Thursday, April 9, 1964
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8 - Thurs., April 9, 1964 Redlands Daily fatts Old filibuster stalwarts set lofty maric for today Washington was By TOM NOLAN Newspaptr Enterprise Assn. WASHINGTON - (NEA) -] Unlike the traditional one-m a n filibuster shows in the past, this year's talkathon by southern Democratic senators is smoothly organized, determined team effort by a group of pro fessionals who would turn past master such as Huey Long green with envy. But it is doubtful if any present politicians could match the old masters, man for man. This year's may turn out to be the longest filibuster in the chamber's history. Four years ago the southern-; ers talked for 37 days, including nine days of around-the-c 1 o c kj sessions on a comparatively simple bill to perfect the 1957 measure of voting rights. This year's bill is much more complex — enough to keep the southerners going for months. The first senator to practice the art of talking to obstruct legislation to any great degree was John liandolph of Virginia. Elected to the Senate in 1825 to fill an unexpired term, Ran dolph was a staunch anti - ad ministration man. He consistently referred to President John Quincy Adams in terms of contempt, and often showed up in riding boots and breeches, tot ing pearl-handled pistols. One. of the greatest filibusterers in Senate history was Robert jr. La FoUctte Sr., of Wis consin. In 1908, he spoke for 18 hours, 23 minutes in an attempt to defeat a bill allowing banks to issue currency on security other than government bonds. His record stood for three decades. The modern image of a Senate filibuster stems from the legendary one-man stands of Benjamin R. "Pitchfork Ben" Tillman, of South Carolina, and Louisiana's Huey "Kingflsh" Long. Pitchfork Ben in 1903 made the Senate capitulate and include in an appropriation bill a South Carolina claim of $47„000 for expenses incurred in the War of 1812 by threatening to read Lord Byron's poetry until; adjournment the next day. The banner year for the King fish was 1935. In April of that year he launched a talkathon to! prevent a joint session of Con gress from hearing President Roosevelt read his bonus veto. In the course of his tirade against FDR, Long mentioned Tennessee, causing Sen. Kenneth McKellar, D-Tcnn., to jump up and shout: "I think the senator had better let Tennessee alone!" The galleries roared their ap proval and were promptly admonished by the presiding offi' cer. This caused Sen. Alb en Barkley, D-Ky., to interrupt: "I appeal to the Chair not to be too harsh. When people go to the circus they ought to be allowed to laugh at the monkey. One month later Long was at it again, speaking against an amendment to extend the National Industrial Recovery Act. For 1514 hours, the Senate — once described by John C. Calhoun as incomparable in tbe his tory of legislature for its "dig nity and decorum" of debate- listened to the Kingfish's theories on the frying of oysters and the making of "pot likker." At one point Long interrupted himself to request that ev ery senator be made to stay and listen to him. Vice President John Nance Gamer, pre siding, almost turned purple as he roared: 'In the opinion of the chair, that would be cruel and unusual punishment, as forbidden in the Bill of Rights!" Long finally surrendered when he was denied a "gentleman's" quorum call to go visit the toilette. spoke for 12 hours, 19 minutes in 1949 against a limitation on Senate debate; Wayne Morse, D-Ore., who stood on his feet for 22 hours, 26 minutes to argue against a pending offshore oil bill, and Strom Thurmond, D-S.C, who walked off with the record of 24 hours, 18 minutes against civil rights in 1957. Chajices are slim that the backers of this, the present rights bill, will be able to invoke cloture — a device preventing unlimited talk. Voting in the Senate is needed for clo­ ture. Cloture was demanded, and secured in 1917 by any angry President Woodrow Wilson after "12 willful men" led by Senator La Follette Sr. filibustered his bill to arm merchant ships against German submarines. There have been 25 cloture votes since. Only five were carried. It is not likely that the southerners will be worn doftn by physical e-xhaustion this time. The 18 southerners have been organized into three platoons by "PITCHFORK?' BEN TILLSrAN: Th« North Carolina senator once tlireatened to read Byron's poeby nnta adjoom- ment . Building permits issued in Yucaipa Three San Bernardino county building permits were issued for construction in the Yucaipa area recently. The larg^t permit, $14,947, went to Earl D. Taylor, owner and builder, for a 1745 square foot frame and stucco dwelling at 34818 Pecan street, Yucaipa. Another permit went to George Paige, owner, 32644 Kentucky street, a $11,917 permit for a 1,330 square foot stucco dwelling at 35062 Comberton, Yucaipa. Carl McNabb, owner, 35485 Cornell, Yucaipa, a $10,226 permit for a 1,096 square foot [rame and stucco dwelling at 35610 Bella Vista street, Yucaipa. Rcdlands area permits issued included the foUowihg three: Mr. and Mrs. Fritz O. Kupfer, owners, 925 Pennsylvania ave nue, a $23,000 permit for a 2,724 square foot dwelling. The home ^vill be located at the southeast comer of East Sunset Drive and Edgemont Drive. Citation Construction Company builder. John Phillips, owner, 512 Hastings, a $19,001 permit for a 2,290 square foot frame and stucco dwelling on Sunset drive near Sutherland drive. Joe Mayes builder. Paul F. Boyko, owner, 1363 their leader. Sen. Richard Russell, of Georgia. In a round - the - clock session, a platoon serves only every third day, and each mem ber only has to talk four hours. 1 most words. Once again, it appears that] the Senate will be forced to ad mit that it isn't who gets there fustest with the mostest, but who gets there last with the Kevin avenue a $21,885 permit for a 1,789 square foot frame dwelling at 26907 Beaumont avenue, Redlands. Dick Osbom, builder. Facts Classified Ads Can Sell Anything CaU 793-3221 FOR PANA3IA —President Johnson has nominated Jack Hood Vaughn, chief of Latin- American affairs for the Peace Corps, to be the new U.S. ambassador to Panama. Vaughn will be the first U.S.' envoy to Panaina since August 1963. ; Held in connection with woman 's death LOS ANGELES (UPI) -Robert Lewis, 39, Palos Verdes Estates today was being held by sheriff's deputies on suspicion of murder in connection with tha abortion death of an attractiv* mother of five. Lewis, co-owner of a Lennox area motel where the woman'* body was found, denied implication in the death of Mrs. L« Vonne Maxine Golden. 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