European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Apr 16 1968, Page 4

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 16, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 4 the stars and stripes strange election year Tuu Doy april 16, Nixon faced Wias Campaign Shi by Elizabeth Wharton Washington up whatever happened to Richard Nix on the former vice president dilemma in this strange and turbulent election year was dramatized by the fact that he was largely ignored in the fat sunday editions of the big East Ern newspapers Nixon unless new York gov. Nelson a. Rockefeller decides to run is still the sole major contender for the Republican party s nomination for the Nixon is practically the forgotten Man of american poli tics. The new York times the Washington Post and the Washington Star for instance wit combined Reading matter of about 1,000 pages had no tone Story devoted to Nixon. His name was mentioned inthe Long news stories features and analyses of the other candidates of course but never appeared in a headline of his own. This pointed up his problems the focus of the presidential Campaign shifted away from Vietnam and toward race relations civil rights and riots Fol lowing the murder of or. Martin Luther King or. Nixon has a conservative record on such matters As on virtually All Domestic issues. He has never favored Large Federal expenditures for social program sat Home and his speeches on race relations have tended to emphasize the need for main tailing Law and order rather than for programs to attack the causes of disorder. Nixon has not made a major state Merit or Public speech the King murder. Apparent is cautiously wailing to see i mood develops in the country he is also hampered a having anyone to run again the moment. His favorite twp resident Jonhson has left Arena and in on cannot Well Campaign against Meu of his own party who c0ftto insist they Are not candidates. But right now they Are ones getting All the publicity the three newspapers were five stories a California gov. Ronald Peasand seven about Rockefeller Nixon s interest and have always been linked foreign affairs. This new shift the Campaign toward Domestic issues is causing an agonizing and Long reappraisal by Nixon and his staff. Criticism turned into violence Many demos leftists made Springer bogeyman Are Humphrey Hamburg up axe Springer who owns West Ger Many s largest publishing House has Long been the target of a left Wing Campaign which accuses him of being a danger to Campaign against Springer reached a Climax Over the easter holidays in Essen Munich Berlin Hamburg an Frankfurt the five main cities where his papers Are immediate cause for the drive to Stop distribution of Springer newspapers was the shooting thursday of Rudi Dutschke one of the chief ideologists of the leftist socialistic German students federation ads. Dutschke s followers claim that the assassination attempt was to a Large extent the re sult of the Springer papers allegedly whipping up hatred of 33 years old when the War ended is Theson of a Small Book publisher in the Hamburg suburb of Ai Tona. His first postwar publish ing venture was a Slick family Magazine the next a weekly listing radio programs. The latter has grown into a fat Magazine with several regional editions and a weekly Sale of about 3.7 october 1948, Springer entered the daily newspaper Busi Ness and now owns five daily and two sunday biggest asset is the Bild Zeitung a Lively eight Page paper using Many pictures and sensational headlines. It is printed simultaneously in several cities and Sells 4.3 million copies a Day making it Europe s biggest Selling West Berlin he has a near monopoly controlling 70 p e recent of daily circulation. Springer has followed a staunch anti communist line in his papers and this of course earned him the Wrath of the nation s leftists for whom the ads and other organization shave become a rallying Point. The leftists have frequently demanded that Springer be stripped of All his papers be cause he allegedly abuses his Freedom and threatens inter National peace by militant anti communism. One of his strongest competitors the leading illustrated Magazine Der Stern followed the leftist line when it recently devoted two pages in support of the Contention that Springer ought to be dispossessed. When left Wing students Iberlin came up with the expropriation demand against Springer several months ago it was treated As a typically youth Ful exaggeration. But the leftists have succeeded in making Springer the bogey Man of German democracy inthe eyes of the entire left Wing. Even Springer s decision Las september to cease publication of the Dusseldorf Der Mitta newspaper on grounds he did not wish to Cut local owned papers advertising income has failed to turn the tide. The weekly news Magazine Der Spiegel and its publisher Rudolf Augstein also have argued for quite some time that Springer has become too big. By Jack Bell Washington a Vic president Hubert h. Humphrey is counting on collecting political debts piled up in tireless party fund raising activities in his expected bid for the democratic presidential is widely assumed that he will announce his candidacy this week. Humphrey s associates believe his extensive travelling on the political dinner circuit will help do for him what it has done for Richard m. Nixon among the republicans put him in the front rank of contenders. One of Humphrey s accomplishments has been to close w Gap Between himself and South Ern democrats who once looked upon him As the ogre who forced Strong civil rights Plank on we 1948 convention and caused walkout by southerners. Sen. John j. Spark Ian of Ala Bama said he thinks Humphrey will be the Choice of seven Southern delegations. Gov Job j. Mckeithen has indicated thai Louisiana s vote will to to vice president. Real gone Moon what began As a Fullmoon left gradually entered the inner Shadow of the Earth and turned into a full eclipse Over the Capitol to Washington , astronomer said it was the Best Chance to see a total eclipse of he Moon until 1971, i i photo european edition cot Jame w. Campbell a a it col. F. S. Michael jr., Daf Deputy Brt Proctor Mana Olno Clakr o. Frank production m Henry i. Pitkin circulation my an unofficial now Papor of and for tha u. Arm forces comma domn Chlof u. Crop a command and print Dally or a Many. 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