Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 2, 1968 · Page 5
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 5

Alton, Illinois
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Tuesday, July 2, 1968
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TUESBAV, SVLf 2,1968 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH PAGE A-S Rocky Gains Among Democrats-But Lagging in GOP fty LOUIS HARMS Since he began his all-out campaign for the presidential nomination, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller has gained ground among Democrats and independents, but has lost strength among the rank-and-file Republicans. The closer he comes to demonstrating that he might be t h e one Republican to win In November, the weaker he becomes In his own party. In his quest for the GOP nomination, Rockefeller-thus appears to be asking the Republican Party to ignore the wishes of its own members in favor of enhancing its chances to win the election. Rockefeller's problem, therefore, is just the opposite of that of his chief rival, Richard Nixon, who is the clear choice by 2 to 1 for the nomination among republicans, but at this point does not come close to putting together enough non-Republican support to add up to an electoral majority. Here ure some clear signs of the position in which Rockefeller finds himself. —Between May and June, the New York governor gained 10 points among independent voters when pitted against his two possible Democratic opponents, Hubert Humphrey and Eugene McCarthy. —Against Humphrey, Rockefeller now is carrying the vote of younger people by 41 to 37 per cent. Nixon loses the under- 35 vote to Humphrey by 42 to 34 per cent. — Rockefeller carries t h e affluent vote — people with income over $10,000 a year — against McCarthy by 42 to 40 per cent Nixon loses this vote to McCarthy 46 to 40 per cent. —Among voters of the Jewish faith, a traditionally "liberal" group in large pivotal states, Rockefeller holds Humphrey and the Student Coordinating Com- Militants Walk Out Of NAACP By AUSTIN SCOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The "Young Turk" militants whose aggressive demands nearly broke up the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's annual convention this past week are walking out of that moderate civil rights organization. They hope to forge a new link between themselves, the Congress of Racial Equality, The Southern Christian Leadership Conference Nonviolent mittee. NAACP leaders are probably relieved to see them go. The leaders weren't worried about the perennial militant threat to their control. Despite loud boasts, the Young Turks failed this year for the fourth straight time to get any of their resolutions close to a passing vote. But NAACP leaders, who have a deep faith in orderly procedure, were aghast at having to call Atlantic City poUce onto their convention floor to end a noisy, scuffling demonstration. That was also the act that triggered the walkout of militants who say the convention tolerated worse disruptions when staged by friendly delegates. The first to leave was Dr. Eugene T. Heed, an NAACP board of directors member for the past five years, who revealed his resignation Monday with a blast at the "Nazi-like atmosphere of strQngarra techniques .,." at the convention. pr, Iteed, an Amityville, N.Y., dentist and a two-time past president of the New York State conference of branches, has long argued that the NAACP's emphasis on bringing Negroes into the existing American social system is behind the times. '•You and the board of directors," be telegraphed Executive Director Boy Wttkins, "not only demonstrated this past week an unwillingness to change, but that you are willing to use any and nU means to keep the association from .being relevant to the many problems of black down to a 49-to-33 per cent lead. Nixon loses these voters to Humphrey by a heavy 85 to 9 per cent. All of these segments of the electorate could be pivotal to Republican chances of winning the election in November. On each, Rockefeller widely outdistances Nixon's showing today. Yet the apparent price Rockefeller has paid for these gains is visible slippage in his standing among the rank and file of his own party: —Against Humphrey, Rockefeller now receives the support of only 59 per cent of those who think of themselves as Republicans. In May, his total was 61 per cent His drop against Me Carthy with GOP voters is even greater form 64 per cent in May to 56 per cent now, down 8 points — In a direct pairing against Nixon among Republicans, Rockefeller has slipped from be hind by 33 to 55 per cent in May to trailing by 30 to 61 pel cent today. —Amnng the voters as a whole, there is agreement by 41 jer cent that Rockefeller was wrong in not testing his strength in the primaries, with 28 per cent disagreeing. Among Republicans, feeling runs even higher - 48 to 27 per cent — that he should have contested Nixon in the spring primary tests. —Four in 10 Democratic voters now believe that Rockefeller has a "better chance of winning the election in November than any oth°r Republican." But on ly 2 in 10 Republicans feel the same way. — Near'y half (48 per cent) o: the people who voted for Barry Goldwater in 1964 are not pro pared to say they would vote for Rockefeller in 1968. If Rockefel ler is the GOP nominee, 1 in 10 say they will vote for a Demo crat; nearly 3 in 10 say they will cast: their ballots for George Wallace: the remainder are stil undecided. Rockefeller is trying to be come a successful candidate in 1968 by changing the base of his party's appeal. His entire thrus appears to be toward a much more independent-based cam paign. This tack might well place Rockefeller in a position by con vention time in August wher he couW be running much bet ter with the entire electoral than Richard Nixon, wh appears to be in the doldrum at the moment for the Novem ber race. But sentiment of th party rank and file moves heavily toward Nixon. Thus, Rockefeller might be winning the November election on paper only to lose the Republican nomination in August because he was lacking in ap- Legion Officers Installed A large crowd of members and guests witness the installation of Melvin Bracht as commander of the East Alton American Legion Post and Mrs. Henry Watts as Auxiliary president Saturday night in the East Alton legion hall. Bracht will be assisted by Otis Riggs, first vice commander; Henry Watts, second vice commander; Lester Phillips, finance officer; Dan Howarth, adjutant; Bill Tomerlin, service officer, Charles Gabbert, chaplain; Lou Akers, sergeant at arms. Other auxiliary officers are: Mrs. Melvin Bracht, first vice president; Mrs. William Watts, second vice president; Mrs. John Goble, secretary; Mrs. William Walls, treasurer: Miss Regina Bracht, chaplain; Mrs. Lou Akers, sergeant at arms; and Mrs. Stanley Brewer, historian. NEW OFFICERS — Melvin Bracht was installed commander of the East Alton American Legion Post 794 and Mrs. Henry Watts, president of the Le- gion Auxiliary in ceremonies at the Saturday dinner party in the East Alton Legion Hall. $895 Stolen From Station in Jersey Howard Mathis, past commander of the 22nd District, and Mrs. Grace Cottrell, former president of the local unit, prt- sided as installing officers. Dwight Watts, commander of Good Old Days Back. . for A Day WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Hank Tuck, who operates a restaurant, recently served lunch—to regular customers only—at 1932 prices. Hamburgers were 15 cents, hot dogs a dime, coffee a nickel. "1 just wanted to show my appreciation," he said. the newly organized East Altfltt Sons of the Legion, was a spe* cial guest. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Brewer, retiring as commander and president, were honored. 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The blue 26-inch girl's bicy cle was taken after thieves pried the lock from the shed door. Blanship said that, although the intruders had apparently entered the house, nothing was missing. In other police news", Marvin Davis of 301 Baxter, Jersey- vine, reported the theft of a left front wheel, a tire and a hub cap from his car Saturday. A lawn mower was stolen from the yard of Ivan Heider- schied, after the Jerseyville man went into the house to answer the phone. When he re- turned to the yard, the mower was gone. Burglars also entered the A & W Drive In here early Friday morning. The exhaust fan had been removed from the kitchen win dow, police said, with the intruders climbing through onto a chest cooler. Among the items stolen were approximately $25 in change, candy, a case of potato chips and a gallon of pickles. S & H HEATING Franchisee! 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