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Fair and Cool I air and cooler today, turning warmer Tuesday. High yesterday, 81; low, 56. High today, low 70s. Low tonight, low '»Os. High Tuesday, npper 70s. T he C ircleville H erald FULL SERVICE Associated Press leased wire tor state, national and world news, Central Press picture service, leading columnists and artists, full local new cover* Monday August 26, 1968 12 Pages10c Per Copy age. 85th Year—202 Democratic Convention Opens with No Sure Winner By JACK BELL And BAltKY SCHWEII) Associated Press Writers CHICAGO (AP) - Hubert H. Humphrey held a heavy — but highly uneasy — lead for the presidential nomination today as a deeply divided Democratic party headed into its 19G8 convention. The vice president had in his pocket two-thirds of the first- ballot votes needed for the top prize, but most of the talk and much of the enthusiasm were for two non-candidates hundreds of miles from this heavily guarded city: Lyndon B. Johnson ami Edward M. Kennedy. The President, home on the ranch near Johnson City, Tex., was giving no hint on whether he’d even show up in Chicago— though his 60th birthday anniversary Tuesday offers a dramatic opportunity to put real steam behind a budding “Draft Johnson" movement. Sen. Kennedy, like Johnson an avowed noncandidate, w*as re­ laxing at Cape Cod, Mass., but a perhaps more insistent “draft" movement appeared to be surfacing in Chicago. Forces in the Texas delegation are ready to put Johnson’s name in nomination. Former Gov. Michael DiSalle of Ohio is ready with Kennedy’s—and this morning important new strength turned the senator’s way. Blair Clark, campaign manager for Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, contended at a news conference in mid-morning “it now is quite clear" that Humphrey is not going to win on the first ballot. On paper, at least, the strength of the declared candidates remained constant. The Associated Press, basing its count on primary results, public pledges, checks with delegates and caucuses, gave this standing in mid-morning: Humphrey 889; Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy: 477V* McGovern 37 Favorite sons 419Va Others 13 Uncommitted 785% The convention’s 2,622 delegates make their White House choice Wednesday night. Floor battles loomed on three fronts, including the crucial question of peace in Vietnam, before the 2,622 delegates make their White House choice W’ednesday night. The convention began clearing away the preliminaries tonight in an atmosphere of a maximum security stockade at the Stockyards International Amphitheatre. Delegates and alternates were outnumbered by troops 4-to-l. Six thousand federal troops have been airlifted rnto Chicago to back up 18,000 Illinois National Guardsmen ready to combat any racial flareup or antiwar violence. Johnson’s Vietnam policies appear headed for a floor fight Tuesday nicht despite efforts to reach an off stage compromise. Delegates writing the party platform labored until midnight Sunday without reaching the Vietnam question and were scheduled to resume today. Key supporters of Humphrey and McCarthy were searching for a compromise that might prevent a party splitting showdown on the floor. Sou. Edmund S. Muskie, of Maine, backing Humphrey, said he thinks the candidates are close enough on fundamentals to make a compromise possible. Gov. Harold E. Hughes of Iowa, a McCarthy backer, said the Platform Committee ought to draft a plank covering the main goals of U.S. policy, leaving room for differences on tho details. The first fireworks were expected tonight over bloc voting after Sen. Daniel K. Inouye ot Hawaii delivers the keynote address. Texas led a formal challenge filed against a committee proposal to abolish the unit rule which permits a majority of a state delegation to dictate how its full vote shall be cast. (Continued on Page 2) Humphrey 400Top Democratic Delegates Shy Contenders Woo Ohio Delegation Heavy Viet Battles Continue Of Nomination McCarthy Tally Shows 476 Votes, Favorite Sons 419 CHICAGO (AP) — Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey’s first ballot delegate strength increased slightly today over his chief rivals, but an Associated Press poll showed that nearly half of the Democratic National Convention’s 2,622 votes were still uncommitted or held by favorite sons. The lice president picked up votes by ones and twos from scattered deiegauons, wmle waiting tor the favorite sons and the undecided to leap on his slowly moving bandwagon. The AP pod is based on those committed from primary elections, public pledges made by- delegates or confirmed privately to newsmen. It gives Humphrey 889% of the 1,312 votes fte will need to be nominated when the convention chooses a presidential candidate, probably on W’ednesday night. Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota, his chief rival, had 476% votes, while Sen. George S. McGovern ot Soudi Dakota had 37Vi less than such favorite sons as Gov. John B Conualiy of Texas with 104, Gov. Dan E. Moore ot Norm Carolina with 59 and Sen. George A. Smathers of Florida with 57. Favorite sons held 419% votes, with Humphrey backers expecting the vice president to uiumaueiy get most ot them. There are 785% votes among uncommitted delegates, and 13 votes scattered among miscellaneous candidates, including one from Ohio for President Johnson. Humphrey had hoped Sunday to pick up most of Illinois’ 91 uncommitted votes—he already had 24—but Chicago’s Mayor Richard J. Daley decided to hold back any announcement until Wednesday morning. Tne candidate for Illinois attorney general, William Clark, broke ranks from Daley on the Vietnam issue and announced for McGovern. But he found no followers. Nixon Wins Gallup Poll PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Americans believe Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential nominee, could do a better job of dealing with the Vietnam war than either leading contender for the Democratic nomination, the Gallup Poll, reported Sunday. When Nixon and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey were paired on the question of who could best handle the war, Gallup said the sample survey found 54 per cent said Nixon, 27 per cent said Humphrey and 19 registered no opinion. When Nixon was paired with Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy, the figures were 52 per cent for Nixon, 29 per cent for McCarthy and 19 per cent with no opinion Gallup said the nationwide survey of 1,526 adults was taken after the Republican National Convention two weeks ago. By DON BANDY Associated Press Writer CHICAGO (AP) — The three top contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination Vice President Hubert H Humphrey and Sens. Eugene J. McCarthy of Minnesota and George S. McGovern of South Dakota- sought the support of the Ohio delegation in personal appearances today. The 128-member Ohio delegation, with 115 votes in the Democratic National Convention, spent the weekend watching developments in other state delegations. But the Humphrey supporters in the Ohio camp predicted an easy victory tor the vice president when balloting begins Wednesday night. Frazier Reams Jr. assessed Humphrey’s strength in Ohio as magnificent. Reams, Ohio campaign manager for Humphrey, said Sunday he had a “hard count" of 85 delegates pledged to vote for Humphrey on the first ballot. Another avid Humphrey supporter, Columbus Mayor M. E. Sensenbrenner, estimated three- fourths of the delegation is solidly behind the rice president. In other developments, former Gov. Michael V. DiSalle went ahead with plans to nominate Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts for the presidency, despite announcements by Kennedy that he does not want the nomination- DiSalle said he hopes to announce soon who will make the ★ ★ Convention Schedule Set CHICAGO (AP)—The schedule for the opening session today of the 35th Democratic National Convention: Chairman John M. Bailey opens the convention at 7:30 p.m. CDT. Invocation, presentation of colors, national anthem and salute to the flag. Welcoming addresses by Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and Illinois Gov. Samuel Shapiro. Addresses by Bailey, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Robert C- Weaver, Senate candidate Katherine Poden of Kentucky, and Young Democrats president R. Spencer Oliver. Election of keynote speaker Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii as temporary convention chairman and introduction of Inouye by Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana. Keynote address by Inouye. Committee report on temporary convention rules and possible floor fight over abolition of unit rule voting. Benediction and adjournment. Keeping Score On the Rainfall Kainfall for a 48 Hour Period Ending at 8 a. m .................................«0 Actual for August to date 6.95 Normal for August to date 3.04 AHEAD 3.91 INCHES Normal since January 1 ......... 28.52 Actual since January 1 ........... 35.03 Elver ......................................... 2.50 Sunrise ....................................... Sunset ......................................... *•*’» nominating speech for the brother of the late President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Delegates backing McCarthy, meanwhile, were at work trying to overcome the huge lead piled up by Humphrey, realizing it would be a tough chore to accomplish. ★ ★ LBJ Mum On Possible Chicago Trip AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) — President Johnson, hero of the 1964 Democratic National Convention, sat out the opening hours of the 1968 version at his Texas ranch today—giving no hint whether he’d show up in Chicago. There were no announced-in- advance visitors to the LBJ Ranch at the start of the new work week and no indication Johnson would be competing for headlines with his party’s nominating convention. Because Johnson will be 60 on Tuesday, there has been considerable speculation he might fly to Chicago for the occasion. It is also known, however, that the chief executive is acutely conscious of the fact that few incumbent presidents ever show up at a national convenion before the big nominating vote— and the one who did so most recently, Harry S. Truman, got little more than criticism for his effort- Only one bit of propective official business for convention week has been announced: In a summer commencement address Saturday at his own school, Southwest Texas State College in nearby San Macos, Johnson said that Wilburn Cohen, secretary of health, education and welfare, would be visiting the ranch later and bringing him a series of reports. Hanoi Spurns Johnson Plea To Slow War PARIS (AP) - North Vietnam condemned President Johnson’s Vietnam war policy today a few hours before the start of the Democratic National Convention and said it would be “absurd" for Hanoi to comply with his de-escalation demands- Nguyen Than Le, North Vietnamese spokesman at the Paris peace talks, commented at length on Johnson’s Aug. 19 | speech in Detroit calling on Hanoi “to join us in de-escalating the war and moving seriously toward peace." “The U.S. government refuses to listen to reason," said Le. Washington’s demands for restraint in reciprocity for the U.S. bombing cutback are “an absurd argument," he added, and “the victims of U.S. aggression and the agressor cannot be put on the same footing.” Le refused to comment on the Vietnam position of Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy and the Democratic doves’ proposal for an unconditional end to the bombing and a mutual phased withdrawal of American and North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam. He also dodged a question about whether the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet-led Warsaw- Pact troops have an unfavorable effect on the Paris peace talks. North Vietnam is one of the few countries that condoned the Russian invasion. Unusual Beauty Contest Slated FIRBECK, England (AP) — The organizers of a miners’ gala in this Yorkshire village are arranging a beauty contest for next Sunday in which local girls will walk past the judges in see-through blouses, no bras and masks instead of the usual bathing suits. “We have some very attractive girls in the village with wonderful figures," said John Banner, who is organizing the contest. “But we realize that they might have to put up with a lot of jokes after the event. So we decided on the masks." CZECHS FIGHT RED TANKS WITH STONES — Jeering and defiant C zechs burl stones at Soviet tanks in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, following the invasion of their country by Russia and her allies. County Commissioners, Sanitarian Discuss Dump Arab-lsraeli Lines Are Calm TEL AVIV (AP) - The Jordan River cease-fire line was calm again today after an artillery battle which raged through most of Sunday. The Israeli army said one of its soldiers was killed, three were wounded and four civilians were wounded, while Jordan said three of its troops were wounded. The battleground was the fertile Beisan Valley south of the Sea of Galilee, where Israeli and Jordanian troops had been shooting at each other for the past week. John M. Vorys, Ex-Solon, Succumbs COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)—John M. Vorys, 72, former Republican U. S. Representative from Columbus, died Sunday. He had entered the St. Anthony Hospital Aug. 15 for the treatment of a respiratory condition. He was elected to Congress in 1938 and served until 1958, when he decided not to seek re-election. T h o b u r n Blaney, county sanitarian, and Larry Mets, trash hauler and dump operator, met with Pickaway Couni.y Commissioners today to discuss the landfill situation. Pickaway Common Pleas Judge William Ammer last May 31, ordered the dump operated by Mets on the Dr. J. N. Bowers farm along the Scioto River closed Oct. 1. At the same time, he ordered William Barthelmas, Wayne Twp. dump operator, to either improve his operation to comply with state | regulations or be closed. Blaney asked commissioners what they intended to do with the refuse after Oct. 1. He pointed ou. that Larry Mets would have to quit operating a dump after t he North Koreans Slain at Border SEOUL (AP) — South Korean troops guarding the eastern sector of the Korean armistice zone killed three North Koreans today when they tried to sneak through a barrier fence along the border, the government reported. The counterespionage center said two intruders were shot shortly after midnight and the third about 5 a.m. in clashes after a number of Communist raiders were intercepted. No South Korean casualties were reported. deadline. He also said that Barthelmas “has made no move in any direction, and I don’t think he can do it in the time allotted.’’ * ¥ ¥ COMMISSIONERS have established a county wide refuse district, which both Ashville and 5 Cincinnatians Still Missing In Czechoslokavia CINCINNATI (AP)—Two University of Cincinnati geology professors and their wives have safely left Czechoslovakia, but the whereabouts of three other professors and wives of two is unknown. The professors were attending a convention in Prague that was to have ended Aug. 2? and they apparently split up after that to tour Europe. Mrs. J. A. Dalve, who works in the geology department here, said she has received a telegram saying Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Caster were safe in Vienna, Austria. A caravan of Americans had previously motored to Germany with another UC geologist and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Durrell. No word has been received concerning Dr. and Mrs. Wayne Prior, Dr. and Mrs. William Jenks, or Dr. Warren Huff. Circleville have expressed a desire to join. Two sites have been considered by commissioners for (Continued on Page 2) 11111111111111111111111IM111111111111111111 Roundtown iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiii THE weatherman promised cooler weather but we think he went too far ... His forecast for today is for high temperatures in the lower 70s but at noon today it was only about 62 degrees in Roundtown . . . Tonight it will dip into the very low 50s as cloudy skies kept the ground from warming up . . . But we asked for it. Week's Death Toll ior Reds Hits 6,000 SAIGON (AP) — Smashing Communist thrusts across South Vietnam, allied forces killed more than 1,000 of the enemy today and Sunday and raised their toll to more than 6,000 Viet Con and North Vietnamese dead in the past eight days, military spokesmen reported today. The intensified fighting went into its ninth day today with one battle still under way below the demilitarized zone. Near Con Thien, U.S. marines cordoned off more than 300 North Vietnamese troops and were try ing to tighten the noose around them. Fifty-tw-o of the enemy were reported killed. The U.S. Command said that more than 5,000 enemy troops w-ere reported killed last week. The count has not been so high since the week ending May 18, when 5,348 were reported killed in the midst of the second major enemy ofefnsive of the year. The latest enemy thrusts smashed by allied forces were across Vietnam’s central highlands and farther north along the coastal lowlands where hundreds of enemy troops were reported slain by allied infantrymen and a massive rain of U.S. fire and air power. Senior U.S. officers in Da Nang said they saw no end to the intensified fighting. Total allied casualties have been light, beeause of superior American firepower from bombers. artil- (Continued on Page 2) EVER hear of a 7 and %* pound beet? Jay White, Route 1, has one . . . Whitey plans to preserve the vegetable specimen and enter it in competition at the Pumpkin Show. A FORMER editor of The Herald, Glen Geib, is vacationing in Circleville this week . . . Geib has been editor of the Fremont News since he left here in the mid­ forties . . . An avid golfer and a former Pickaway Country Club champion, lie evoked a little surprise among old friends when he showed up at the PCC Sunday without his clubs. Air of Menace Pervades Convention City Chicago By SAUL PETT AP Special Correspondent) CHICAGO (AP) - In Lincoln Park, which is only a few miles north of the hall where the Democrats hope to nominate the next president of the United States, there is a huge triangular field. On the weekend before the Democratic National Convention, a sunny hot day that used to be described as languid, adolescents were playing baseball in two corners of the field. Along the edges and in the near background, people watched in a desultory way, families picnicked, lovers loved, children ran, old men slept in the shade and sail boats leaned in the wind in the blue, if not unpolluted waters of Lake Michigan. As American as apple pie. In the third corner of the field, another group of adolescents sat on the grass around a chunky young lady in a bright blue dress who was speaking matter of factly into a hand microphone. “Ninety per cent of hemorrhaging can be stopped with pressure," she told her audience, some of whom held babies, many of whom wore beards, tattered denim and the other symbols of adolescent disenchantment. The audience was made up of serious young people who expected soon to march on the convention to demonstrate for peace. A bearded young man stretched out near the lecturer. “Now in artificial respiration," she said, “the thing to do is keep your cool but work fast." And she demonstrated artificial respiration on her bearded model and nobody laughed or gasped or otherwise reflected the implausibility of a first-aid lecture on extensive bleeding, as or shock to a bunch of kids in a sunny city park. They were preparing for possible violence- In this town at this time, everybody seems to be preparing for violence. From all points of the compass one senses menace creeping into the city on little cat feet. This is not a happy convention. In many ways Chicago reflects the nation. By the thousands, city police prowl the streets, squint from roof tops, guard the hotels and the convention hall, cluster on corners, wearing blue riot helmets, carrying big billy clubs and big black pistols. By the thousands, billeted nearby, soldiers stand ready with armored vehicles and bayonetted rifles. By the hundreds, agents of the United States Secret Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Investigation Division and other federal agencies, study the crowds in the hotel lobbies, search the convention hall for explosives, question people without proper credentials, and peek into handbags and packages carried into the hall. By the dozens in the air over Chicago, the nation’s second largest city, where Abe Lincoln was nominated with less display cf force on the eve of the Civil War, helicopters circle over the convention hotels and the convention hall, where soon the saints will be marching in and happy days are here again. And the cab drivers are on strike and the bus drivers are on strike, and the phone installers are on strike, and the traffic jams into impossible gluts and delegates arriving at the airport frantically wave twenty dollar bills at strangers in the hopes of catching a ride into town. And on billboards all over town, Mayor Richard J. Daley welcomes the delegates to his city, with a hand gaily waving a straw hat, as if this convention were being held in a happier century with torch light parades and weenie roasts. And along the convention route, the Mayor’s red fences hide ugly, empty lots and his fresh flowers decorate the expressway exits and visitors would never know they were within a few miles of buildings gutted last April by race riots. This is not a happy conven tion. State Fair Has Record Attendance COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-The Ohio State Fair Sunday had a record crowd of 215,257 persons. The previous record was set two years ago when 212,000 entered the fairgrounds in one day. More than half-a-million people have visited the 1968 fair in its first four days. Jill Snyder, 18, of Columbus received her Miss Wool crown. She will compete in the national Miss Wool contest at San Angelo, Tex., next June. The All-Ohio Boys Band had a special honor for Johnny Carson’s bandleader Doe Severin’ son. They made him an honorary member of their 300-strong band. Harold Anthony of Arcanum and Ansil Copeland of Akron won tlie horseshoe pitching contests in Class A and B respectively. The year’s largest squash tipped the scales at 185 pounds. It was grown by John E. Wilson of Newark. Frank Coon of Ashville exhibited a 57-pound pumpkin, and Wilson produced a harvest watermelon weighing 59 pounds. Nature Preserve Possibility Studied CLEVELAND (AP) —A subcommittee from tlie Ohio Legislature will be in the Cleveland and Akron areas Wednesday and Thursday to study 10 natural land sites for possible inclusion in a statewide protected nature preserve system. The nature network calls for joint action by federal and local governments and by private interests to preserve and protect natural land areas recognized for their educational and scientific values.

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