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August 28, 1964 - Image 3

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An son Asks

Votes of All America'

Lyndon B. Johnson accepted the
Democratic Presidential nomina-
tion last night and pledged. him-
self to a constant effort toward
? "peace among all lands" and unity,
prosperity and fair play for all
"I accept your nomination," the
'President told the roaring thou-
sands of Democrats in national
"I accept the duty of leading
this party to victory."
And like his vice-presidential

running mate, Sen. Hubert H.
Humphrey (D-Minn), Johnson in-
vited Republicans to desert Sen.
Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz) and
come over to the Democrats.
For All
"Tonight," he said, "we offer
ourselves--on our record and by
our platform-as a party for all
Americans, an all-American party
for all Americans."
Over and over," at almost every
sentence or two, 79 'times in all,
the Democrats' broke in with ap-
plause or thundering roars or both.

Ten feet away, his eyes con-
stantly on Johnson, sat Humphrey.
The Minnesota senator had just
delivered his own acceptance ad-
dress, with Johnson in the presi-
dential box of this world's biggest
convention hall.
Here and there in the galleries
were stretches of empty seats. But
outside were crowds that wanted to
get inside and had no, tickets.
Hits Barry
Time and again, Humphrey had
hamnmered at Republican presi-
dential nominee Goldwater by

name-a man he said "has been
facing backward, against the
mainstream of history."
Johnson didn't name Goldwater,
but by the reaction the delegates
seemed to think he had the GOP
nominee in mind.
"There is no place in today's
world for weakness," he said. "But,
there' is also no place in 'today's
world for recklessness. We cannot
act rashly with "the nuclear weap-
ons that could destroy us all. The
only course is to press. with all
our mind and all our will to make





On Rioters


Viet Nam

SAIGON (om)-Armed mobs bat-
tled each other and troops fired
on pro-government demonstrators
here yesterday in 'an ironic ac-
companiment to official pron~ul-
gation of a new deal aimed at
stemming national unrest.
World News
By The Associated Pres
NICOSIA-The Greek govern-
ment will forcibly resist the re-
placement of Turkish troops based
on Cyprus scheduled for Monday.
A Turkish spokesman replied that
force would be met with force.
LE6POLD VILE-The Chinese
Co m ns-akd rbl g vrment of Stanleyville in the north-
ern Congo has been ousted for
"acts prejudicial .to security," the=
rebel radio announced yesterday.
Premier Moishe Tshombe also
claimed government troops have
recaptured Albertville; on Ltake
WASHINGTON-Atty. General'
Robert Kennedy will quit the cab-
inet next week. President Lyndon
B. Johnson's choice as new At-
torney General is unknown. Leon
Jaworski, a Houston, Tex., lawyer,
and Deputy Attorney General
Nicholas Katzenbach are, consider-
ed strong contenders for the job.

}Eight persons were known dead
and possibly '10 or more were kill-
ed in city-wide rioting that re-
flected old antagonisms, political
and religious, between Vietnamese
Buddhists and, Roman Catholics.,
Scores were wounded.
A joint communique from the
Buddhist Association and the Sai-
gon Archbishopric of the Roman
Catholic Church called for, peace.
Obviously referring to agents
of the Communist Viet Cong, it
urged the people to keep'calm and
be alert against "the schemes of
bad elements who 'infiltrate the
ranks of religious. groups to incite
dissension and violence, split na-
tional solidarity and sabotage pub-
lic safety and order."
3 Men
M~aj. Gaen. Nguyen Khanh's rul-
ing junta-the 60-man military
revolutionary council-named him
and two other generals- to run the
country for 60 days, that is, until
a provisional national congress is
chosen to pick a new chief of
state and cabinet.
Elected to serve with Khanh.
were Maj. Gen. Dbuong Van Minh,
the former chief of state whom
Khanh displaced Aug 16; and Lt.
Gen. Tran Thien Khiem,' former
defense minister.
The full council announced void-
ing of the controversial constitu-
tion' adopted when Khanh was
elected president 11 days ago and
said the council' itself is now dis-
solved. Aside from the big three,
its generals and colonels were re-
ported headed back to strictly
military duties.
In Line
Exetfor the choice of a tri-
uvirate instead of a single na-

tional leader, these decisions were C ta was still meeting to demand

in line with the program announc-
ed by Khanh when he resigned
the' presidency Tuesday under
pressure of student and Buddhist
rioters who charged his United
States-backed regime was a dic-
Leaflets explaining these ar-
rangements were dropped by heli-
copter into the street, drenched by
rain and stained by blood. But the
demonstrators were not impressed.
The rioting persisted.
Professed Catholics made up a
crowd of 2,000 which drew the
fire of Vietnamese, soldiers in a
demonstration for preservation of
the status quo in government.
They marched on the general
staff headquarters while the jun-

that the officers stay in power
and reject the call for return of
civil rule to this Communist-
menaced land."
20 Wounded
Guarding the wire-ringed com-
pound, about 250 soldiers opened
up with their rifles., Ostensibly
they aimed over the heads of the
demonstrators, but bullets killed
eight and wounded 20 or more.,


Khanh told survivors that
soldiers would be punished
compensation was promised
the families of the casualties.


"I appreciate your support, but
please go back to your homes,"~
Khanh said. "This-is a matter of


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