High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Jul 11 1976, Page 77

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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1976, High Point, North CarolinaDemocrats recall convention in 1972 and rampant discord High Point Enterprise sunday july 11, 1976 11a Miami Beach Fla. Apas delegates to the democratic National convention gather for an expected peaceful meeting in new York participants in the party s last quadrennial shindig in 1972 remember a sense of impending Confron tation. Most recall the demonstrators and Law enforcement officers. Miami Beach mayor Harold Rosen remembers being splattered with a pumpkin pie. Rosen then a member of the City Council had voted to reject approval of a campsite for no delegates. A demonstrator zapped him with the pie during a pre convention Council meeting. He Only hit my said Rosen who responded by knocking his assailant to the ground. But considering the reports of discord both in Side and outside the Miami Beach convention Center it was enough 10 make the television networks. I got about letters from All Over the country and every letter condoned my Rosen said. About eight or nine months later he the pie thrower sent me the most Beautiful letter apologizing. It was a Nice gesture on his part. He said he had been caught up in the whole the issues on the Conven Tion floor in 1972 included the Vietnam War sen. George Mcgovern s social policies and representation of minority groups. Outside Antiwar groups poor Blacks and women activist organizations vied for Media attention. Police chief Rocky Pomerance of Miami Beach and mayor Chuck Hall were Given much of the credit later for preserving peace. Hall died in 1974. Present in the City were 000 National guard troops and City county and state officers Pomerance said. A Good Deal of what we did was to successfully remove the police Force from being an abrasive Factor or Issue at the convention itself and outside the Pomerance said. His experience is being put to Good use in 1976. He has been hired As a Security consultant for the democratic convention and the Republican affair in Kansas City in August. Mcgovern d.-s.d., will serve As a network analyst during this year s gop convention. Thinking Back to Miami Beach in 1972, he said we were a Little ahead of our time but i think the country caught up to where we were four years he said the party s 1976 platform is similar to the 1972 one. It comes out very squarely for full civil and economic rights for All groups in the United he said. The big savings Are always found 47 your Eckerd drugs Canning jars quart size 12 s pint size 12 s scope mouthwash and gargle 24 ounce 2 suave shampoo All types and scents Fairfield Plaza Highway 311 South sunday and monday ladies swim suits Reg. To is 1.97 Iff and to Beau Iii in a great of As Wrimene of let

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