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Winona Daily News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1972, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy with chance of rain cooler Tuesday of Publication Winona Daily News WINONA MINNESOTA 55987 MONDAY AUGUST 1 Sections 18 Pages 15 Cents GOP opens precise convention THEY'LL HELP OPEN GOP CONVENTION Boy and Girl Scouts carrying flags march into Miami Beach's Con- vention Hall Sunday in a rehearsal of the part they'll play during the opening ceremony of the Republican National Con- vention today AP 76 control MIAMI BEACH Fla APj Republicans launch their precisely scheduled convention today to renominate President Nixon while party leaders seek to head off a floor fight over the shape of the 1976 convention An afternoon meeting of welcoming speeches and a filmed tribute to the late President Dwight D Eisenhower was to open the 1972 affair followed by a night session featuring three keynote speeches lo hail accomplishments of he Nixon everything programmed down to Nixon's Tuesday night Vice President Spiro T Agnew's lection Wednesday night and final adjournment at p.m Wednesday the Republican convention loomed as a sharp contrast to the all-night sessions and bruising floor fights lhat marked last month's Democratic Convention here Only one issue appeared headed for a battle on the con- vention floor the question of how delegates will be allotted by stales for the party's next convention in 1976 The convention's Rules Committee considers the tion today Unless a compromise can he reached Ihc issue will be fought on the convention floor and before the nation's tele- vision viewers Tuesday afternoon in the only crack of the solid Republican marking the convention Threat of another floor fight over the women's rights portion of the party platform all but vanished over end Rep Margaret Heckler of Massachusetts said no woman on the platform tried lo bring up a statement on abortion Even the protesters appeared to be following a dered schedule Several hundred caused a massive traffic jam outside Hotel scene of a GOP ball A few eggs were thrown and a few were jostled but large numbers of carrying police dispersed the demonstrators without injury or arrest With no Republican opposition lo Nixon lo worry about GOP leaders kept up a steady drumbeat of criticism of Democratic nominee George McGovern Sen Robert Dole of Kansas parly chairman charged South Dakota tor had destroyed any chance for peace this year in McGovern meanwhile planned a departure from the usual practice of lying low during the opposition party's convention He has a busy schedule for week including a tour of Pennsylvania flood damage today a visil to former dent Lyndon B Johnsons ranch on Tuesday and a speed before the American Legion convention in Chicago on As delegates arrived in Miami Beach Dole added his voice to effort lo compromise the fight over the plan approved lasl week by the lican National Committee at the bequest ol smaller more solidly Republican stales At the center of light is the prospective 1976 dacy of who arrived in this sweltering convention city Sunday afternoon proclaiming I'm keeping the op- lions open on a possible presidential bid four years hence Many of those from the larger stales who are fighting plan approved bv the national committee contend it would help by giving votes to states likely lo support him in 1976 Sunday night's gala featuring Mrs Nixon and the dent's two daughters was only one of a large number of social events on schedule We don't look at this as a working convention as such one New Hampshire delegate said Most of us will Two delegate challenges affecting a single seal in New Mexico and two in Virginia were before the convention's Credentials Committee Neither challenge received a single vote when heard by thc national committee last week One was Rep Paul N effort to win seating of a New Mexico delegate who could argue his viewpoint on lie convention floor New Mexico Republicans agreed to abide by result of the primary and cast one vote for Ihc California war critic but refused to let him have a delegate who might get up and make speeches The challenge involves Iwo seats in Virginia suburbs of Washington Thc formal programs a mix between he and a of films on the Nixons he administration and related subjects One switch from the past is decision to have three keynote speakers instead of the usual one to extoll the party's virtues and flay the shortcomings The three who speak at session are Son ward W of Massachusetts he only black member of the Senate Anne Armstrong of Texas of the National Committee and the first female keynoter and Mayor Richard Lugar of Indianapolis who is being ted by some Indiana politicians as 1907 presidential material Floor fight predicted By JOHN BECKLER MIAMI BEACH Fla AP A preliminary skirmish WEIS i slated for today in the con- The fight for control of the Rules Committee publican party in 1976 is clear a Plan for Pre- ing toward a convention floor j to the convention showdown against the will afternoon the GOP hierarchy National parly Chairman Robert Dole pressed for a com- promise but found his offers by both sides Sunday The battle pits smaller and more conservative states against the more populous states which In some cases prove to be strongholds for the moderate elements The triumphant side will gain head start on influencing the party's choice for president in 1976 to avoid a party fight that could bruise feelings and ish zeal for Nixon's re-election campaign Dole was the first parly i er to endorse the plan favoring The controversy involves the j the smaller states and helped method of the 1976 convention delegates among states A plan approved by the Republican National Committee would give small traditionally Republican slates a voting ad- vantage over more lous Northeastern and Great Lakes states which are ing a rival version President Nixon reportedly is staying out of the fight But many involved in it view Dole's efforts as an indication lhat Nixon's campaign leaders want push it through the national committee Bui for the last two days he has been trying to bring the opponents into ment Big states object to the com- approved plan chiefly because it would award bonus delegates to the 1976 convention only lo stales lhat Nixon ries this year The plan backed by the bigger slates would base the bonus award on he total Republican votes cast whether or not Nixon carried the slate aged have been ignored by Nixon WASHINGTON AP Sen George S McGovern said today the Nixon administration has neglected the elderly except when seeking their year voles The policy ward older Americans is a icy of the cratic presidential nominee said It is a policy of hiding bad deeds words behind brave After a visil today to an area of Northeastern McGovern last and barred its doors month to the I Pennsylvania ravaged by June j mayor whose all-out backing could be a key factor in any floods the candidate heads to Texas for a Tuesday meeting with former President Lyndon B Johnson Johnson lasl week broke lence on the nomination of i ticket i McGovern whose rise lo j lional prominence was based almost solely on denunciation of Johnson war policies McGovern commented in a The president who in- so-called campaign white McGovern to LBJ McGovern hopes to carry the crucial of Illinois Daley since has said fie would vote for the Democratic but has re- en- Storms Storms that brought up o 3W inches of tain hail and strong winds through the Winona area late day afternoon and early evening leaving some perty damage in their wake page More than sons Sunday devoured corn on the cob and barbecued chicken as Plainview Minn celebrated Corn on he Cob and page Minnesota Republican Chairman David Krogseng said Sunday he is prepared to lead a floor fight over the selection of delegates to Republican National Con- page ments be- tween the Democratic and Republican platforms are highlighted in the passages on Vietnam policy amnesty for draft resisters and the busing of school children to achieve racial slory page lOa More than persons ed Ihc grand parade Sunday afternoon as the Wis Beef and Dairy Days celebration came to an end pictures and page Ib Plainview Krogseng Platforms Fete LINE OK POLICE police line up in front of the Hotel in Miami Beach Sunday evening as tried lo disrupt a Republican gala where President Nixon's wife and daughters were the of honor The demonstrators were dispersed peacefully by ths police AP Demonstrators attempt to stop gala By TERRY MIAMI BEACH Fla AP Police and protesters got An Honor America parade guests arriving in tuxedoes and i Collective We made our and a dishonor Amerika formal gowns point We were not intimidated ly occupied attention earlier About 200 stair by the cops We've gol three across a line of Sunday So did a marijuana slood days and have to build sticks on the eve of the re- j an rock shoulder in front of the hotel as Some 200 members of publican National and the bodily ejection early arrivals elbowed their as demonstrators capped a day I from the park of a way hrough the jeering nf drool i the American Nazi After an hour But the day's only real troopers moved slowly forward came at nightfall and forced the demonstrators when some 350 members of the i away from the premises Students tor a The demonstrators gave of street action with an at tempted disruption of a GOP gala Sunday was however clearly a day of preparation for both Miami Gay Activist Alliance a group supporting equal for homosexuals conducted the most peaceful protest of the day Carrying candles they walked on the sidewalks lo Con- vention Hall sal briefly in a sides j Society marched in front of the ground pounding on roofs and demonstration area of Only a fraction of the plush Hotel just i hoods of cars as they it Ihen returned in- f p n o the campsite The Honor America rade organized by a local bled protesters and a small i as party faithful were Then proclaiming victory they band of police participated in ing for a gala j began the two-mile southbound Sunday's main event j President Nixon's wife and trek back to Flamingo Park Most of the daughters guests of honor Police reported no arrests j ical candidate wound through remained in Flamingo already were inside no injuries The only in heat while the National Chanting keep the rich i allies apparently were with few participant and fewer Guard troops and Army the demonstrators burned splattered dinner jackets 1 spectators paratroopers stood by in their American flag locked arms fed salin slippers and lorn ball j encampments but were never hotel entrances and gowns called and dinner This was the first lime at dorsing Accusing the Nixon tration of engaging in a Dance of the Seven the Systematic bombing released as the South said he supported the j McGovern white paper listed kota senator began a four-day but would reserve j seven areas of what it called swing that will take him across the right lo disagree with him and Quang Tri City destroyed mis was me time ai i ther of the Iwo conventions that S nonparticipants had been caught up in a confrontation tween police and lors The police had held fast in their ranks despite the urging iof bystanders to intervene country across whatever hurdles re- main to whole-hearted support from Uvo important Old Guard Democrats McGovern on Wednesday is elderly to meet in Chicago their first encounter since the j cent hike Democratic convention benefits By PETER ARNETT TRI Vietnam AP As efficiently as a heel said the grinds out a smouldering a 20 have the South in Social Security and he North with Miami City might number 600 men at most We waited until wore Both sides are the marines say Some sit in- assaulting people and could side the walled Citadel in the walt rn Of ihc Chief Rocky Pomerance Our food and approach was lo protect people for two years hurt anyone not arrest II is an orgy of left behind in May by the lhat has Parallel in the Vietnamese infantry Those people are going to crushed the life from Quang In i war The North Vietnamese also have a indigestion The vistas of tumbled broken hold five in the I Martin an homes of steel rods slicking south of the city formerly organizer grotesquely from twisted for headquarters Crete walls of hollow-eyed elements of the South crouching men are from earlier ese defense include wars Quang Tri today is Seoul stout demonstration hunkers in 1950 Cassino in 1944 the bullt by the IS Cannes three towns and villages of Europe wiped out in World War I H progress can be measured by 10 yards advance today A pall of black smoke hangs nen back five tomorrow or a over the city like that over an j block gained bv a industrial town in the jon jn three weeks after taking days before anyone bothered j m the South MIAMI BEACH Fla Schedule for sion of the Republican tional Convention p.m CDT ing ceremonies keynote speeches hy Sen Edward Brooke of Massachusetts Mayor Richard Lugar of In- and Anne strong of the Republican Com- filmed tribute lo Mrs Richard Nixon ad- p.m South Viet troops launch huge drive By GEORGE westward from fire Base SAIGON AP Three was slowed by about pollution But here Vietnamese are making sand South Vietnamese troops North Vietnamese resistance only industry is war ress in Quang Tri j launched a drive today aimed I and the long-range artillery The South Vietnamese 1 at blocking a North fire rines inside Quang Tri the measure division from pushing out of the By noon the South taken well over casualties Progress by delaying the Sm csc M 0 hc h in days at a conservative advance for a mte r say The Vietnamese few bus of lh val and b t knows how many dead then coastal of Da paratroopers before them were Hanoi no doubt is satisfied casualties Young officers No one wants to go forward from the Thu Due Officers five miles from the fallen Nang of Fire Base Ross The the Que Son district graduating through the valley quarters ing the weekend inflicting One South Vietnamese or hack tn a fi Vietnamese wall and Tan of near Saigon troop and equipment ment which had been defending loSSOS a distant gun firing and the lo as the shell screams into the city At least so fierce there they say lhat ll was biggest communist man could not survive to live Quang Tri fell last May 1 and posed an immediate DEVASTATED Caught in the pincers of grinding fare Quang Tri City is being systematically reduced lo rubble by the South the North Vietnamese and the Here smoke rises from recent air strike on enemy position hidden among the shattered remnants of the city AP Tri The war is on the South Vietnamese Kire Base Ross was declared combat ineffective with at least 22 mon killed 130 wounded and scores of others scattered anil missing not counting from to Tri second largest city and a For the third successive day air strikes launched against the as lhc come populated strip heavy bombers swept North Vietnamese rom destiny i of Highway 1 to the South over the valley to attack North l seems to be lo die in a dead j Field reports said thc shells bwn into Quang ery day say lhat is But threat lo Da Nang the At any one lime thai enemy Vietnamese troop tions and staging areas
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