Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 16, 1964 · Page 8
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Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 8

Redlands, California
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Thursday, April 16, 1964
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8 - Thurs^ April 16, 1964 Redlands Daily Facts WASHINGTON Ex>aide disputes myth of Lodge campaign naps By Bruce Biossat WASHINGTON — (NEA) Now comes a man to say that the picture of Ambassador Hen ry Cabot Lodge as a vice presidential nominee who afternoon- napped his way through the 1960 campaign is completely false. He is Vincent O'Brien, pres cntly news editor of the L y n (Mass.) Item, who was Lodge' press secretary in that campaign. He traveled with the can didate for 40,000 miles through 30 states. Reading constant comment from politicians and others on Lodge's reported midday snooz ing, O'Brien, his patience evap orated, speaks up: "I hate to see the history of the 1960 campaign distorted. The fact of the matter is that Lodge did not sleep in the afternoons. Yet it is true, he says, that the ambassador did not pursue an endless round of campaign stops from dawn to midnight He was, in fact, imavailable during part of every worldng day. "He thought it was a lot of nonsense to spend every waking hour shaking hands. To him Nixon and Kennedy and John son were frenetic in their cam paigning. "He decided at the beginning believes, too, that the "myth of the afternoon nap" has now; spread like a contagion to poll' ticians who had not the sUght- est evidence of how Henry Cabot Lodge spent his afternoons^ when he was not with them. Reischouer recuperates HONOLULU (UPI) - U. S. Ambassador to Japan Edwin O. Beiscbauer was in Honolulu today to recuperate from a stab wound inflicted March 24 by a mentally - deranged Japanese youth. The ambassador and his Japan - bom wife arrived at Hickam Field Wednesday for a two - week visit. He walked off the Military Air Transport plane with the help of a cane and was met by military and civic leaders. Grid crash victims to get $5G7,6Q0 SACRAMENTO (PCNS) — Injured and dependent survivors of the 1960 plane crash which took the "lives of 17 members of the Cal Poly football team will soon receive a "compromise" payment of $507,600 from the State of California and the Lloyds of London insurance BIm^ it was learned here today. • . ' . Total amount of the joint payment will-be divided among 38 separate claimants, with individual settlements ranging from a high of $42,0(30 to a low of about $3,000. Under terms of the lump-sum settlement, reached after three and dne-balf years of-complex negotiation, the State .will contribute approximately' $187,600 and the insurance carrier about $320,000. Basic details of the settlement! were revealed by Deputy Attorney General Fred Girard, who represented the State in the lengthy negotiation. Neither the State nor tte insurance carriers have ' been judged legally liable by the courts, but joined Tn the pay-lclaims on the basis of an "escape clause" in the Artie Pacific policy which voided lia bility whai the aircraft was found to be "not airworthy at the time of its last take-off. Information developed after the. accident pointed to more than a dozen pre-flight violations of Federal Aviation Agency, standards.. The pilot, who died in the crash, had a suspended license. Besides the 17 team members killed, five other persons ment of damages in recognition iof "extraordinary circumstances'*- surrounding the case. Girard pomted out that norm al; recourse- was denied the claimants when Artie' Pacific Airlines, operators of the ill- fated C-47 chartered plane, which crashed on take-off fronri a fog-shrouded Ohio airfield, went bankrupt a few days after the fatal accident Lloyds of London declared itself free of initial insurance GRINNING MOTORISTS WAKEFIELD, Mass. CVPD— Motorists here may be wearinf a grin when they get arrested for speeding. The'police traffic bureau has put up signs reading: "Smile, you're on radar." ers and coaches were injured. Several of the mjured youths sustained e.\tensive and crippling bodily injuries requiring years of costly medical treatment. Several of the crash victims left wives and young children died in-the crash and. 22 play-1 dependents. that he would campaign mornings and afternoons, mornings and evenings, afternoons an evenings, but never all three on a given day." How did Lodge spend his "free time" during the day? According to O'Brien, he used it steadily for talks with hi staff, for strategy planning, for preparation of major speeches Adds his former press aide: "He took very little time off. I still have in hand his daily campaign schedules hour by hour. Anybody who would read them over could see he did not have much lime for nappmg.' Lodge's defender does not say (hat the candidate never stretched out on a bed in work ing hours. "Sure, there were times when he would liit a to «Ti at 5:30, take a shower, lie down for a bit, have a steak and then be ready to go for the evening ral- ].v. "But the two-hour nap in the middle of the afternoon is a myth." O'Brien says most of the "spe cific cases" wUch purport to document Lodge's leisurely cam- paignmg never occurred as now reported. There is one about his sup posedly ducking out on five speaking engagements to take his wife, Emily, for a look at Niagara Falls. O'Brien's version: The ambassador arrived in Niagara Falls at 4:30 p.m. after a long swing that began in Atlantic City and took him through several up state New York towns. He showered and dmcd, had some photographs taken, then went to the evening meeting. Only after lhat, late in the evening, did Lodge say: "Let's unwind a bit. Let's take a look at the falls." The 1960 nominee is also sup posed to have canceled five of seven appearances in K a n s a s City. A visitor claims he barged into his hotel suite to find Lodge "lolling in a chair in his bathrobe, watching a movie on television." Says O'Brien: "Frankly, I don't thmk he has ever seen a movie on television. I don't think he ever watched anything but the news and the big debates of 1960. As for can celing out, the fact is we had only one scheduled stop in Kansas City and we kept it." O'Brien thinks most of the "nap stories" arise from the irritation of local leaders who were frustrated in their attempts to "overschedule" Lodge when he hit their territory. He Lecture on City slated Tuesday Population changes in South em California cities in the past two decades which have created a "situation of ethnic tensions which have become more and more the order of the day' will be examined in a lecture in San Bernardino Tuesday, April 21 by John -A. Buggs, of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Buggs, who has been executive director of the commission for the past ten years, speaks in University of California Extension's Tuesday night series on "The City" at San Bernardino Valley College. The diversity of racial, relig lous and social backgrounds of people in this area, comes into greater focus in the urban setting, but the cities of California have, except for the past 10 or 15 years, been relatively free of controversy or turmoil growing out of the socio-ethnic structure of its population, Buggs points out. Tickets for this Extension lecture, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in Room 133 of Valley College Chemistry Building, will be sold at tile door for $2.50. GIFTS FOR MOTHER - TES and BRXD^^ • BUY WITH COMPLETE CONHDENCE • BUY ON THE EASIEST CREDIT TERMS • PAY WEEKLY OR MONTHLY! Send Mail Ordtrs to: GORDON JEWELERSI 20 East Stilc RidUnds, Ctlif. 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