• Short Summary

    THE LEADER OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL NEGRO RIGHT ORGANISATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES ATTACKED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR EUGENE MCCARTHY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CALLING HIM A MEDDLER.

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    THE LEADER OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL NEGRO RIGHT ORGANISATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES ATTACKED DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SENATOR EUGENE MCCARTHY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) CALLING HIM A MEDDLER.

    THE ATTACK CAME IN A PRESS CONFERENCE HELD BY ROY WILKINS, EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLOURED PEOPLE, IN ATLANTIC CITY.

    MR WILKINS' ATTACK AROSE FROM SUPPORTERS OF SENATOR MCCARTHY ESTABLISHING A CAMPAIGN CENTRE IN A HOTEL A SHORT DISTANCE FROM THE CONVENTION HALL WHERE THE NAACP ARE CURRENTLY MEETING.

    HE CHARGED THAT BACKERS OF THE SENATOR WERE HANDLING OUT INVITATIONS IN THE CONVENTION HALL ASKING THE 2,000 DELEGATES TO MEET THE SENATOR AT A COCKTAIL PARTY.

    MR WILKINS TOLD NEWSMEN THAT SENATOR MCCARTHY SHOULD NOT SET UP SHOP TO SELL HIS POLITICAL WARES AND THAT THE NAACP WAS NEUTRAL. HE POINTED OUT THAT IF SENATOR MCCARTHY SET UP A CAMPAIGN CENTRE OTHER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES WOULD EXPECT THE SAME PRIVILEGE.

    "I'M JUST WONDERING," HE ADDED, "IF MEDDLING HAS BECOME A TECHNIQUE OF THE MCCARTHY CAMPAIGN."
    MR WILKINS SAID THAT HE AND HIS WIFE WOULD NOT BE ATTENDING THE COCKTAIL PARTY DUE TO BE HELD LATER THAT EVENING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1FJ0YRQ6XHMYQ61BQG1C6DSP1
    Media URN:
    VLVA1FJ0YRQ6XHMYQ61BQG1C6DSP1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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