"Poor People's Convention" in Washington, DC; James W. Symington discusses his job as US Chief of Protocol

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(1) Sen John Sherman Cooper (R-KY) says "if the people of South Vietnam do not want to continue the war, the United States should not continue it for them" (4/13). (2) "Poor People's Convention" in Washington, DC, April 13-14, organized by the Citizens Crusade Against Poverty. Guest speaker Sargent Shriver, director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, was shouted down by some dissident attendees. Civil rights activist Bayard Rustin says he is "deeply grieved" by the disruption; Herb Kramer, OEO public affairs director, describes the outburst; Shriver remarks (7 cuts, 4/14). (3) Rep. Gerald Ford (R-MI), House minority leader, charging the Johnson administration with mismanagement of the war in Vietnam and fiscal irresponsibility (4/14). (4) Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara answering mismanagement charges (4/14). (5) James W. Symington discusses his job as US Chief of Protocol at a Women's National Press Club luncheon (4/19). (6) Arthur Goldberg, US Ambassador to the United Nations, cuts from National Press Club speech about Vietnam, Communist China (4/19). (7) Robert McCloskey, state dept press officer, reaction to Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield's proposal of a new approach to Vietnam peace talks (4/19). (8) Sen. Everett Dirksen (R-IL) not willing to say Vietnam War is "shockingly mismanaged" (4/19). (9) Defense Secretary McNamara excerpts from testimony to Sen Foreign Relations Committee about the Vietnam War (4/20). (10) US Ambassador-at-Large Averill Harriman speaking at The Canadian Press annual dinner in Toronto on the need for closer political and economic collaboration in Western Europe (4/19).
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