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   Thomasville Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 25, 1960, Thomasville, Georgia                                 Hoi An3 ff^jf^j^—  I'artly cloudy, hot and humid seen today and Tu^ day with a high of 94 _;both days. Low tonight 74. ' (See Complete Details, Tides On Page 5).  oi/fiomasíbílle ®íme)0i-® nterprtóe  .VOL. LXXI-NO. 131  TEL CA 6-240a-P. 0. BOX 111  thomasville, georgia, monday afternoon, july 25, 1960  daily except SUNDAY  5e PER COPY                                            -I >  120 DAYS 'OR BUST'—Thomosville disc jockey Billy Hicks is shown climbing up to his lofty hoitii' this morning where he hopes to "sit it out" for a world's record of 120 days. Then, after pulling his 235 pounds up the ladder Hicks waves at the cheermg crowd. The song-writing rodio onnouncer said this is his first such venture, but added he'll "moke it or bust."  All Up In The Air' At Thomasviiie  Pole-Sitter Ascends Perch  By SAM CXARKE  A "^SS-pound Thomasviiie radio announcer today climbed atop a 250-pound platform to beirin"what he hopes will be a world's record flagpole sitdown of four months. "I hope the winds don't blow  too much because this platform rocks," declared disc jockey Billy Hicks as he ascended his lofty  Deich.  The 29year-old flagpole rit-ler, however, was assured that the platform would withstand all types of weather as the pole is buried six feet in the ground.  Hicks has all the comforts of home in his lofty residence on which he expects to "sit" for 120  Stale Still Seelting Return of Williams  ATLANTA iAP) — Gov. Ernest Vandiver instructed the attorney general's office today to fight for the return of Jacob Williams from North Carolina to Georgia on charges of cheating farmers out of more than $100,000 hi the pur-cahse of hogs.  The governor told Henry Neal, i a-ssistant attorney general to seek extradition of Wllhams at a hearing in the governor's office at Raleigh, N.C. No date has been set.  Williams was Indicted suerai days ago by the Coffee County grand jury on a charge that he bought S6,650 worth of hogs from the Coffee County Livestock Company and then refused to make  Qnv navmpnt  JO.  'I have never done this before but I always wanted to break the record of 117 days." the disc Jockey explained.  The home In the air will include telephone service, radio and television set. and hot and cold running water.  The would-be song writer and announcer of a local radio station said he beUeved the pubUc-fty might help him in his musical ambitions.  He has recorded a son«— "117 Days"—which he wtti play at intervals during hia perch in the sky.  fficks climbed into his new home by a fire truck ladder, and carried his ever-faithful guitar. He plays, swne 18 instruments but chose his guitar to keep him company.  His recent recording "Between Two Trees" has received favorable reaction In this area, but he lacks the funds to properly publicize the song.  The disc Jockey will spend the nights in a zip-up type sleeping bag, and as he ascended to his 40-foot perch Hicks received all kinds of advice from the huge cheering crowd gathered at the base of the pole.  Some of the cc-n-cnt included "I hope you don't walk In your sleep". . . "Don't have any late dates" . . . "Watch out, that first step is a dilly". . . "watch  wrViprA Vrtll enif. qtïH t.Virrvar t.hnco  clgareltes."  "Some folks think I'm nuts", announcer Hicks related, "but you see I believe this will get me the needed publicity."  A number of local merchants and individuals have offered many prizes if the youthful radio man can stay aloft the necessary 120 days.  The flagpole to erected on the lot of the Goodyear Service Store on North Broad St., and various facilities were donated by local firms.  Charles Luplco of Cleveland, Ohio, established the pole-slttlng record nearly two decades ago and most of It was under a scorching sun.  As he picked up a soda pop from his perch in the sky, disc jockey Hicks waved at the crowd, and commented — "IH make it xm bust."  Shower Of Fireworks  i  Rights' Floor Figlit Looms GOP Convention  Platform Drafters Battle Thru Nignt  CHICAGO (AP)—The Republican Platform Committee after a sometimes bitter all-night ses.sion finally adopted today a civil rights plank containing a mixture of moderate an^ liberal proposals. Whether it bypassed a conventior floor fight remained a question.  Georgia Group Delays Opinion  CHICAGO (AP)- The Georgia delegation to the Republican National Convention Is withholding Its opinion of the 1680 civil rights plank "until we get a copy of the platform."  Platform builders were still working on the civil rights pronouncement amid Indications 11 will be one of the last to be finished.  William B. Schartzer, OOP staU chairman, said the Georgia group has been in touch with leaders from other Southern states. H« said the delegates wanted to sec the platform before they made any comment on it.  The 24~vot« Georgia delegation has been counted as pretty much In the bag of Richard M. Nixon, but Schartzer said the delegation  (■ iinnnmmlM^  Defense Plank Okayed By Ike  NEWPORT, R. 1. (AP)—President Eisenhower thinks  the national defense plank recommended by the Republican platform committee is prettv «rood, the Hummer White House said today.  Anri thaf. nioarlv linml thu PreRi-  Electors Ouestion  VandiverTo Leave Decision to People  ATLANTA (AP)—Gov. Ernest Vandiver said today he will leave it up, to the people in the September Democratic primary whether Georgia'.s 12 electors shall be pledged to the Democratic presidential nominees or be unpledged.  He called the State Democratic, ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ Executive Committee into session | ^^^ opportunity to  at the state capítol Aug. 13 to; „ ^hni^-A ••  ' effectuate a ^ ior the Sept. 14 primary ballot.  Vandiver told his news conference he has discussed the plan with U.S. Sens. Richard B. Rus-  Tnlmn/4/TA aftH  dent Is against New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Rockefeller has called the pianVc inadequate and says It "does not face up realistically to the dangers that threaten the nation."  The plank the platform committee recommended In Chicago, on the eve of the opening of the GOP national convention, praised Eisenhower's conduct of national defense and said it would be continued on a no-price-celllng basis.  Rockefeller has called for a bllllon-doUar increase In defense spending" this fiscal year. He and Vice President Richard M. Nixon, sure bet for the Republican presidential nomination, agreed over the weekend that there Is need for an Increase In military spending. But on that occasion they mentioned no specific figure.  ^ ^ ^ ■ Eisenhower for monUM has takr  _____!cn the posltlon that defense spcnd-  - irttr fs aHpn11flt/>  Stfil iliiU llCiiiiau X 1  "They both thought it an excellent course of action."  Democratic Executive Committee a proposed resolution to appear  __,V,« Kollnt Tt Wmilfi  mittee has 120 members from all Congressional districts, a great majority of them political backers of the governor.  "In. the event there Is a close election "for President In Novem-  WHITE HOUSE again today declined comment on the defense views of Rockefeller, who has Indicated his big New York delegation may lead a convention floor fight when the platform «omes iq) for a vote Wednesday.  Hagerty also refused again tc comment on published reports that Henry Cabot Lodge, U. B. ambassador to the United Nations, is Elsenhower's choice for Oie vlce-pre.sldentla) nominee.  Eisenhower arranged to watch today's opening session of the convention on television at his Ft. Adams vacation quarters.  He wUl ny to Chicago Tuesday to addreiw the convention In the evening.  On the President's agenda today was an Inspection tour of a Polaris submarine. He also arranged to preside at a meeting ol the NaUonal Security Council—a session, which Hagerty. ^ as routine without any aspects of  Atlanta Municipal Meeting Attended Bv Local Leaders  "J •••—v.  on Liie piiiuoii uaiiui. iv gain for the state under the clr-  give the people a chance to Indi- cumstances," the governor said, cate whether they favor pledged! "in the event the Electoral Color unpledged electors to be voted ■ lege votes wère equally divided upon at the Nov. 6 general dec between the Democratic and Re-  A:^«« I «*«iVk1Ìr>An tViA 19 lin^  * 1 WT *if tUL^J..__F ** WMB  electors are unpledged we would ¡  try to make'the best possible bar-f ^^^ Georgia Munic-  amti nrw^Tu todav With State  uuu.  "We will be bound by the vote of the people," th^ governor said. "I am^ot-'going-to-indicate preference for either of the proposals, «•e. wiU  1,200,060 voters In Georgia want.',' • Vandiver said he plans no campaign' in connection with tbe pro-  posr! lis added that 'it is 'the iipst time in the histcry cf Ccar^ia  proceed vtrith the election ol a one vote.  ' 'If a situaflon such as this developed we would be in positira toi talk to the candidates about their  stand on' civil rights and get a  ----- .......  ipai ASSn. opeuo wuj»jr »Iiu. aid for municipaUties the major item on the -agenda.  President Charles A. Cowan, mayor of Cartersville, said the group will make plans to pr^nt a proposed constitutional amend-  Am MM  pledged Georgia electors could  throw the election into Congress, meni auinonzmg bmhc bju w uiuw Wtwrmnnn thA CnnsTASst_____would. jxi^^ iW^- n^ni^^ aA -tlMis f^an vnt« flnturcK.  fallfiUigently rai it in November. .„„The .amendment . was^apiggved by the L^lature last January.. It now must be 'ratified in the general election.'  Mayor William B. Hartsfield of Atlanta and Gov. Ernest Vandiver sdiediiled to, Uie t^^^  ^jT conventlon- today. Sen—Her^ man Talmadge (D-Ga). and Lt. Qov. Garland Byrd are Usted ail featured speakers Tuesday. .  ThomasviUe is officially rfepre-sented at the meeting of iht Municipal AssoclaUon of Georgia by Commissioners Ed KeUy, Frank Neel, Roy LlUy and Heeth Var-r^ty Manager Herschel  Earle and Supt Roland Clayton of the Water t .Light eE^tment.  The meeting was convehei"at the Atlanta Blltmore this morning. Sessions will continue into Tuesday. The local delegation is ex-  Details of the plank were not announced. The Republican National Convention opening today will not receive it formally until Wedntesday night, when Uie full platform comes up for action.  The composite was worked oui at a closed > door session thai ground on until 6:40 a.m. (CDT) At one point the committee rejected 52-33 a motion that it ad joum for the night.  The politically touchy olvll rights problem was tossed to the full committee after a drafting subcommittee voted 8 7 for » plank more moderate than thai urged by New York's Gov. Nel son A. Rockefeller and supportée by Vict President Richard M Nixon.  Through the night the commit  tee battled over a strong vs. 1 liberal plank, and backers of boUi sides threatened a floor fight il they lost.  • • •  IT TABLED stronger plank but went on to accept some liberal-sponsored amendments to tbi more moderate version. No details of either original proposal were mad* public.  Rep. Melvln Laird 01 '^isconaln said the final product, althou|;fa based on the moderates' proposals, Included about half of the liberal-sponsored provisions.  Chairman Charles H. Percy said all votes were by voice, and no tally was taken.  Defeat of the liberals' offering followed claims by Its supporterH that many of their members had left the meeting while moderate forces remained In full strength.  Rockefeller himself had opposed earlier not only the civil righti plank chosen by ttie subcommlt tee but also the national defense pronouncement adopted by th( ♦»ill oommlttee. '  "I will fight right here In Chicago." If necessary, he laid, to put across his views.  The platform group obvlouslj charted a policy course thai missed by a wide margin the terms set out In a compromis« worked out late last week by  4  Plank Moderate, Liberal Mixture  CONVENTION MLL, Chicago (AP)—A roaring aB-night fight over the party stand on civil rights tested a shower of fireworks into the opening today of th« Rej^btt* can convention. It had once looked like a placid ffatlMriaf for nomination of Richard M. Nixon for-president  As the party faithful trooped ^ ^ ^  APPARENT GOP CHOICE vie* Pmi. Richard NIxan  Guilty Pleas Entered Here As &)urt Opens  The Thomas Cbunty Buperloi Court got off to a spirited itarl today when a number of luapecti pleaded gulliy to vajlma orlmlna charges and were sentenced.  Four escapees listed as Roy W Wright, Paul Byrum, Tyrone Pow ellwand Gene Tillman entered pleai of guilty of walking away iron work details and received addl tlonal sentences. .  Another aocual eseapee pleaded tanoment to llie 1057 Incident. and wiU IM tfled this after-noon.  Three forgery suspects entei guilty pleas and received sentencei from two to three years.  These Included William Pulllar and Richard Parker, two to threi years, and Arthur Gadd, a two vear term,  A IS-year-old youth pleaded guilty to a charge of child molestation and will be sent to a Juvenile training school.  nien, a "rhomasvillfl man listed as Daliace Winder, entered a guilty plea on a charge of robbing a person and received a two to five year term.  Two other suspects were given Jail terms on charges of burglary. They were identified as Jimmy Jordan, 2-6, and Charlie Reese, 2-3 years.  Judge George R. Lilly is presiding with ^b Humphreys serving  i Mu * rvAnAfal  into this big hall, close by th< stockyards, it was hard to spo any of the 103 members of th( platform-writing committee.  Many of them had scrapped tu: dawn in a battle that saw mod erates tone down, at least slight ly, the liberal GOP glow emanat Ing from the weekend Nixon Rockefeller ii)ronouncement 0: views.  • • •  EXACT WORDING of the civi rights plank that came out of thli battle was kept secret for the mo ment. But the word to newsmei was that It contained a mixtun of moderate and liberal proposals  Both sides talked of a posslbli noor battle Wednesday when th< committee's work will be submit ted to the convention.  Nixon told an airport news cob ference in the capltel that "I cer talnly will'* support a floor figtai for a strong civil rights plank 1: necessary.  Oov. NelsoD A. Rockefeller oi New York also was prepared tc battle on the convention floor foi his Ideas.  Today's forenoon conventloi session w|m strictly a routine affair, devoted to wslcomlnf addresses and preliminary organl satton.  Yet It was an occasion also foi gettlDf off . Jome Initial shots al the commctt enemy — the Democrats.  Sen. Thrustoh B. Morton of Kentucky, national chairman, hootec at the promises he said had beei made to everybody in the Demo cratlc platform. To carry then out, he declared, would add II to 30 billion dollars a year to gov emment coat«.  Morton said the Republican would adopt "a realistic, hones platform that we can and will ful fill."  The Kentucky senator Is onetj): those figuring high In speculatior about a possible vlce-presldenUa nominee.  • * •  THE BETTING favorite for thi No, 2 spot was, at the moment Henry Cabot Lodge, ambassadoi to the United Nations.  Nixon will choose the vice-presidential nominee, as Is traditional,  A» hl> maaflnir nrlth ronnrl/ir« Ir  CUSS his diolos for thv - spot M* cept to say It will b* t naa shares his vlewi and 000 irtM wotdd be qualified for tte prt«^ denoy if it should ba otoMMqr for him to take over that offio^ Rockefeller {«obablr woaW aol let his nam« go Mora tb* eooif ventlon as a presldenttiU nomtetf: But RockefeUer etbgrM lOMaM ' But Rockefeller . mnaiMd a|i enigma, with bii poattloa j|Mg«||f incompreheoslbU to ,tlM, av«raae delegate moving in tb* malw4M> Uev« world cf tooting twods aitf shouting cohorts that prsradw titip usually dull conventloa routtb«. .'  From his subterranean poalUoi as a non-oandldata for «Itber pUm on the ticket. Rockefellw thraato ened to shoot off about th* oi)lf missUe that might niim the ^ saio prooeediagi.  AJthoKgh he wouldn't mgr ft la as many words, the New York governor's complaint #a8 directed at the heart of the Blienhower  administration's defeosa program. * * *  OOIfVKNTlON platform conii-mittee adopted language saying the RepubUoans hav* provldMl and WiU continue to provide "tha defenses we need to protect oar freedom." The plank prMaised efforts to Improve dafensa and said i'there Is no prloa callli« cb  nil.t<fln«t rfufanna "  Rockefeller Set To Lead  Floor Battle  • ■ -............AP Wl  iWI AII-rA/ntABU CAD V/MIMA AniilDCD AC /Ï/^X/C«IJ/M{ nelson rockef^'  MUiwuR/^rn rwR ivunu «i/iviiivei\ vr ow fSaniiA Anilla 7 \il/nff>lia> Klaw Yinrlr 1 Cûli  bllliwn ■\tr%,__it.  CHICAGO (AP) - Maw Ydk'S big delegation, under 4ba firm control of Oov. Nelson A. Redw> feller, was ready,today to spaar* head a conventloa floor fight lor the platform he worked oat wm Vice President Richard U. Nl^  Opposition developed Is tti^ platform committee to soma parti^ of the Nixon-RockefeUei'" agrea*  ment.  While siding with NUon iiPittia platform fight, Rockefeller stUl was unwilling to release the New York delegates to endorse vice president as the Republlcal* presidential nominee.  The governor postponed until meeting of the delegation Tuesd^. afternoon any decision on a pres-  The convention will select It« nominee Wednesday night. Nixon.  the oirir-declared- -candidate;.....»;:  considered assured Of the assigs-'' ment.  ROCKEFELIfEB has continued to hold himself open to a draft, even while conceding that his qbaoces of getting one are almost iion-.^existent.  ___HjjL-Plana-Jto meet today with ■  :the Mont^a, Wyoming and N^^ ^Mexico delegations, and Tuesday^ with Illinois, helped keep aliva| •speculation the New York gover^ nor sUU has hopes of winning tha^i nomination. ?  A Rockefeller aide. said ht»«? meetings with Ihe o&er st-*-^ Would Involve only dlscttsstoOb ithe platform. -' ^  Press Beeret'"- ^ IIS, said tKe~vani,«» «« had invited RockefeUer. to r infl" Uiat.li^^'^'— meetings.  : The g^----  saw Uttlt  "for a dij^ ^nvm. .  , I , ,. ^  tí I   

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