The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, August 16, 1956, Page 22, Image 22

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    2-(Scc. Hp Statesman, Salem. Ore.,'Thtir., Aug. 18, 56
to CovdD oghfts IPtaimk Sideeps .'Supreme Cyirt jSuliirig
CVJ I V . . if if
Both Sides
In Last-Ditch Fight for Gov. Harriman
Gore Listed as
Adlai's Choice
'Happy ' Chandler, Darkest of the Dark
Horses, Busily Sounds Out Delegations
Offer Criticism
Of Provision
OIICAGO W A civil right
plank sidestepping i endorse-
' ment of the Supreme Court'i
nti - segregation decision while
pledging a figtit against "illegal
discriminations" won approval
Wednesday of the Democratic
, platform committee.
It pleased neither side In the
North-South civil rights row, but
.party leaders hoped It would pre
vent a knock-down struggle on the
Convention floor.
, ; The los-meraber platform rom
mittee tampc-fl its OK tw the
nlarik and dispatched it to a ses
sion of the national convention
Wednesday Bight. (Story on page
one.) . .' . ,
Rep. John McCormack of Mas
sachusetts, platform chairman,
expressed belief the plank would
. preserve party urtltf, He said K
could be accepted by both north
em advocates of a strong civil
rights statement and souther op
ponents. ,,.. t
Will Not Fight ,
Criticism of Ine"' plank came
.front both 'sides. But ''several
Dixie leader indicated (hey would
not fight the plank 'at ft con
vention. 4, 1 ; '( k ' ' '
Meanwhile, a 17-member draft
Ing subcommittee laid before the
full platform group a foreign pol
icy plank that promised military
aid to Israel It also proposed tup-;
port for the principle of free ac
cess to the Sue canal under suit
ahle international, supervision. . -i
This plank also lashed at what
It called "confusion"., in foreign
policies of the "-Eisenhower ad
ministration. "
; - The civil rights jssue could be
carried to the convention floor
' only if a minority report offering
different wording were signed by
at least 11 members of the plat
form group. ,
Te Vote "Ne"
The Georgia delegation voted to
cast its ballots against adoption
of the platform and against "any
amendment" to the civil right
tlank that "would ' further chal
nge the southern way nf life and
the Democratic
the principle of
On the other side of the -in",
group which named itself "the
rights" tailed a meeting at S p m
i tw) to decide whether it would
i pre for a stronger plank.
' Former Governor John 8. Battle
of Virginia told a meeting of hi
state's delegation that he thought
It unlikely that those wanting a
5; ' stronger plank would make a floor
v fight
v .. Southerners had onnosed anv
mention of the court decision
outlavine racial awrirnfinn In
public schools. Civil rights advo
cates not only had demanded en
dorsement of the ruling but some
of them also wanted a party
promise to use the powers of the
kadershlp TroVere civuir P "? "JW
I federal government to carry out
the decision
JVast CoaseaMBce " r ,
J T Reference to the decision was
- limited to a statement that it had
"brought co sequences of vast
, Importance to our nation as v a
whole and especially to communi
ques directly affected."
The plank would have the party
i . reject all proposal for the use
of force to interfere with the or-
derly determination of these mat
t ters by the court."
In a guesture to the North, the
r plank said the party "recocnite
C - the 8uprem Court of the United
i States a -one of the three con
. vstHirtional and coordinated
branche of 'the federal govern
ment, Superior to and aeriarale
t irom any political party, the e
cisions of which are part of the
law oi ine land."
i "Fall Right Under Law"
Another 'plank, on tho subject
Of eaucatlon. used this wording:
5 "Every American child. Irres
, pectlve of race or national origin.
J economic-tatu or nlace of resl.
5 dence, has full right under the
v Jaw and the constitution, without
discrimination, to every educa-
tional opportunity to develop his
J potentialities."
t The Civil rllhts Blank was lint
the only one involved in contro
versy. A proposed farm plank
came In for sharp criticism from
some mid-western and western
delegates because It did not en
dorse major features of the Bran-
, nan farm plan.
Emery Jacobs, agricultural di
rector for the Harriman head
quarters, labelled- the farm dotu
ment as a "hensonized" plan that
would offer the party little hope
or winning vital farm voles
, Rep. Coya Knudson of Minne
sota, with the backing of the Na
tional Farmers Union, said she
would demand that the Brannan
j plan features be restored. The
plank adopted by the subcommit-
V tee largely represented view of
. Stevenson.
S Moderaate Enough
The civil rights plank was ap-
proved at a session of the draft
ing committee early Wednesday
by a vote of 12-5, The five south
K ern member voted against it, bu'
It expressed the view it was moder
party division.
The clank said the Democratic
VJartv Mnilnmni' th 'VffnHa' a'
' the Republican Party to make II
ft aopear that thp Supreme Court
5J "ia a part ' of tnai pany.
ft .' - Expressing pride In Iheir barty'
1 record in the field of indlvidu?'
f rlshts, the Democrats- m
H would pledge continued efforts
-"-liminRte illegal rtiscrlminatin
J of all kinds, including full righ
5 fo vote, full right to engase
? painful occupations, full rights U
I enioy security of the person, anr1
full rights to education ia publicly
aunported institution.
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CHICAGO Former President
day a be call anew for the nomination of the candidate of hi choice Gov. Averell Harri
man of New York, (AP Wircphoto) .
Truman Qaims Adlai Lacks 'Fighting Spirit'
CHICAGO Or) Former Presi
dent Truman said Wednesday Ad
lai Stevenson "lacks the kind of who sever bad the slightest inter
fighting spirit" needed by the' est m his policies or his suns
Democrats to preserve New Deal
and Fair Deal principles.
Truman appeared before a
crowded news conference in the
Crystal Ballroom of the Sberaton
Blackstone Hotel te plug anew Av
erell Harriman for the Democra
tic presidential nomination.
Truman said be was shocked
that "any liberal Democrat would
encourage the abandonment" ot
the New Deal and the Fair Deal
a out of date.
line following is the text of the
"f1 tornM,r "r:
rj S. Truman made at a news
I am deeply touched by the an
nf mir illustrious columnists about
my political Judgment. It almost
reaches my heart.
Seuglit Defeat
Seldom have I seen such eon-1
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Harry Truman points a finger it
I cere, about the political future of '
a former president ewi by those !
except to oereai own
They suggested that this former
President, when be cautioned the
Democratic Convention against
jumping nthmkiBgly m a long
planned band w a goo, that be
risked his possible place in his
tory sad bis skill as a politician.
The reason for this press con
ference is to warn the peop of
the danger to the Democratic
Party of its becoming a caretak
er party.
For some lime I have had cer
tain misgivings about the candi
dacy of Gov. Stevenson. His coun-
ty a counsel of hesitation and in
? "!indw of Mrae ba,,c
la Urgent Need
I am shocked that any liberal
Democrat would advocate or en-
courage the abandonment of the
New ueal ana ine rair ueai as
1 1 y i t y -K oiyi y is ii ini ti wu
( y
We cordially invite you to
hi new conference Wednes-
out of date when there are many
millions of people who axe. in ur-
' Bert need of the creative, forward
looking social purpose of the New
Deal and Fair Deal. The destruc
tion of this social philosophy is
the sim of the conservatives and
reactionaries of both parties.'
What the Demcratic Party
needs is a dynamic and fighting
candidate who will not compro
mise on fundamental issue.
Gov. Stevenson is not that type
of candidate. He cannot 'win the
election himself without a lot of
help. Recent events prove that he '
lacks that kind of fighting spirit '
that we need to win and keep the '
party, from falling into the hands
of a conservative minority group
that would be content to act as
caretakers under . a Republican
There is nothing personal about
my attitude to Gov. Stevenson. In
fact I like him personally.
I am now and have been speak
ing out before it is too late.
visit usTTTand see how
For 2nd Spot
NE WY0RK W The New
York Times said Wednesday that
Sen. Albert Gore of Tennessee was
reported Tuesday night to be the
personal choice of Adlai E. St
venson for the Democratic vice
presidential nomination.
A Chicago dispatch to the Times
said it was learned from reliable
sources that Gore had been in
formed of Stevenson's views on
the vice presidency "at this stage
oi Dcnina-tne-sccne maneuvers.
Gore, however, was reported to
be "somewhat reluctant -to be a
candidate for several reasons,
none , of which appeared to be of
unyielding political dimensions."
the story also said:
A high Stevenson aide, when
questioned about the report, said
Stevenson had made no commit
ments and would make none in ad
vance of his own nomination.
Gore declined to discuss his role
in relationship to the vice presi
Gore reportedly took the atti
tude that because of the political
involvement of his two fellow
Tennesseans Sen. E;'cs Ke-
fauver and Gov. Frank G. Clem
ent in the vice presidential
race, he should not at this time be
pressed for consideration
Coquille Area
Eowcr. Plans
COQUILLE U Plan for a
power . development utilizing this
regioaS hydro-electric and coal
resources were announced here by
Pacific Power and Light Co.
- A 195-foot high dam in the
Coquille River, some 20 miles up
stream from Powers, and a steam
electric generating plant using
coal from nearby fields are under
consideration, said Paul B. Mc-
Kee. president of the firm
The dam would produce 67.500
kilowatts of power and the steam
plant would produce 100,000 kilo
watts, McKee said.
He added that the firm planned
to file applications for the multimillion-dollar
project with the
state Hydroelectric Commission
and the Federal Power Commis
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AP N'ewsfeatures Writer
CHICAGO OB - At 10:54 a m.
Wednesday Gov. A. B. "Happy'
Chandler of Kentucky cheerfully
stepped -to one side and into a
doorway marked "fire hose."
And, given a clear track, Gov.
Averell Harriman of New York
and his; followers swept . easily
down the hotel corridor.
Gov. H. apparently didn't no
tice Gov. C, but that didn t both
er Happy. i
He's used to not being noticed
at this Democratic National Con
vention, but, man, that doesn't
mean he hasn't been running.
Maybe harder than anybody
because he has to. Long ago Ad
lai Stevenson and Harriman went
around the bend and out 'of sight
in the race for the presidential
nomination and today Adlai
looked like a cinch winner.
Union Picks
Vice President
CHICAGO Bt-A group of AFI
aO leaders supporting Adlai Ste
venson for the Democratic presi
dential nomination has given him
four names as suggested choices
for his running male.
The four are: Sen. Estes Ke-
fauver of Tennessee, Sec. John
Kennedy of Massachusetts, Sen.
Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota,
and Mayor Robert Wagner of New
One of the AFL-C10 group who
called on Stevenson Tuesday with
(his list said they told Stevenson
any one of the lour was "accep
table"' to organized labor... .
No one of the foor was given
preference over the, others for the
vice presidential nomination, this
source said.
Earlier, it was " reported the
labor list gave Kefauver as the
first choice, but this was denied.
Among those who called on
Stcvepson were Walter Reuther,
president of the rriillion-member
L'nitd Auto Workers Union, who
helped swing the Michigan dele
gation to Stevenson early Wednes
day. -
Also attending were Joseph
Keenan. long a Stevenson sup-
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Just naturally call for the light, refreshing beer.BlitzelnRaraTl
Beor ii brewed. Guided
Harriman had been explaining
U the South Dakota delegation
haw he'a thrlrman, and before
the last Harrimaa supernumer
ary tad moved past, Cbaadler
Imbly kit his fire base and
msved ia to laU-h t othe audi
ence Harrimaa had left.
"We are hustling, aren't we?"
Chandler said. And in he darted.
For, a politician. Chandler is
surprisingly frank. He's been pin
ning all his hopes on deadlock,
and then if during the ensuing
storm well, who has been down
on his knees praying for politi
cal lightning?
Of the 2,744 delegates to this
convention, there are 2,700 you
never heard of, and it's to these
plain home folks that Chandler
has made his pitch.
"I eaa talk the laaguage'w the
people," he told South Dakota,
CBS, Paul Butler Refusing to Budge From
Positions in Fight Over Use of Film on TV
CHICAGO ur Neither CBS nor
Democratic National. Chairman
Paul Butler was budging
Wednesday in a dispute over a
CBS decision not to televise a
film shown to Democratic Con
vention delegates Monday night.
And last night, CBS omitted a
second fijm from - its television
coverage of the Democratic Con
vention session. C""
. NBC, w hich carried the wonday
film depicting Democratic Party
history, did not carry the movie
last night a short clip from the
picture "The Best Years of Our
Lives." ABC carried both the
porter and a member of the Illi
nois delegation: Emil Riev of the
textile workers, James B. Carey
of the electrical workers, and
Joseph Beirne of the communica
tions workers. -
A source in the Stevenson camp
said organized labor definitely
does not want on the ticket any
member ol Congress who voted to
override former President Tru
man' veto of the Taft-Hartley
He said this would hurt the
chances of such possibilities as
Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) ince Gore djd
vote to override as a member of
the House.
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"talk that people eaa understand
Now some of the fellows, if
yoa send them cut, you'll have to
seed someone along to interpret
what he says."
"If you're interested In some
one to carry the ball downhill,
don't talk to me. I want to carry
it uphill."
Alter displaying a few more
samples from the Chandler satch
el, he closed up shop and moved
on. "Bye, honey!" he yelled as
he went out the door. As the man
said, you keep hustling.
Previously he had visited Flor
ida, Pennsylvania and North Da
kota. Ahead lay Alaska, Nevada.
Idaho, California and any other
delegation that would stay plant
ed long enough for Chandler to
try and harvest it.
At SS, Chandler twice has beea
Monday night film and the one other convention proceeding Mon.
Tuesday night, which was used to day evening."
introduce Harold Russell, a vet- And Stanton then came back
erans' leader. Russell 'starred in with a second telegram to Butler,
the original picture. asserting that "in the light of all
Said Part of Speech ,he circumstances and after care-
Trie dispute started Mondav " consideration, we believe it in
night when Butler told the conven- appropriate tP accede -to our de
tion "a major network" which mand.
Better identified as CBS had' In between Stanton telegrams,
Bftff? hark nn a mnnths-nld rom-i'-Butlcr told a news confemnt'e "I
miimeni io carry ine mm on par-
ty history. He contended the film
was part of the keynote speech
by Gov. Frank G. Clement of Ten
nessee. CBS and the other net
works televised Clement' ad
dress. ,
A CBS spokesman said Monday,
after Butler made his public pro
test, that the network had exer
cised its editorial judgment in not
Carrying the party history film.
Tuesday. CBS President Frank
Stanton wired Butler saying that
"Neither I nor anyone else at
'CBS has ever committed CBS to
carry the film."
"Formal Demand"
This evoked a telegram from
Butler, telling Stanton he was
making a "formal demand" that
CBS show the complete film on
"your full television and radio net
works with the same number of
affiliated stations which carried
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elected goveraor. He has beea a
U.S. senator and the nation's
baseball commissioner. Whea,
and why. the presidential bug bit
him Isn't clear, but when It did,
be reacted ia his owa peculiar
way) by shaking hands, slapping
barks and giving out with the
laagk ikat produced his alch
The experts have it figured out.
Happy, they say, is in a squirrel
cage, but what if he is? Think
iof Ihe fun and the exercise he's '
.On the north wall of convention
hall are three phones. Two were
put in by press associations, eag
er to save any seconds they caa
on any important new break.
The third is clearly marked
"Chandler's headquarter."
It doesn't seem possible that
the call will ever come. But if it
does, man, Happy' ready.
stand on my statement that we
had a firm commitment from CBS
that the film would be carried."
He conceded the networks were
under ."no' legal obligation" to
carry the film.
Rochester's Son
Sueil for Divorce
LOS ANGELES bT-A week af
ter being sentenced to federal
prison for possessing narcotics,
Billy Anderson, 2., son of come
dian Eddie Rochester) Anderson,
was sued for divorce Wednesday.
Mrs. Geraldyn Anderson, 27,
filed the e o m p 1 a 1 a t, alleging
cruelty. She said they were mar
ried In 1955 and eparated Feb.
t uJtaaaai,