• Short Summary

    PICKETS PARADED IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH PLACARDS SUGGESTING THAT MRS KENNEDY SHOULD CLOTHE HER WHEN RIDING BECAUSE "NAKED ANIMALS ARE INDECENT." (A SQUIRREL ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN KEPT WELL OUT OF THE WAY).

  • Description

    PICKETS PARADED IN FRONT OF THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) WITH PLACARDS SUGGESTING THAT MRS KENNEDY SHOULD CLOTHE HER WHEN RIDING BECAUSE "NAKED ANIMALS ARE INDECENT." (A SQUIRREL ON THE WHITE HOUSE LAWN KEPT WELL OUT OF THE WAY).

    THE PICKETS WERE AN ADVANCE UNIT OF ABOUT EIGHTY MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY FOR INDECENCY TO NAKED ANIMALS (SINA) WHO WERE REPORTED TO BE ON A 30-MILE MARCH FROM BALTIMORE TO WASHINGTON.

    MR BRUCE SPENCER, THE ORGANISATION'S VICE PRESIDENT, TOLD OUR CAMERAMAN (SOF) THAT THEY HAD BEEN GOING ROUND THE COUNTRY TRYING TO EDUCATE PEOPLE ABOUT THE ADVISABILITY OF CLOTHING THEIR ANIMALS FOR THE SAKE OF DECENCY.AFTER SUGGESTING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S WIFE SHOULD CLOTHE HER HORSE (AND HER DAUGHTER CAROLINE'S PONY) IN BERMUDA SHORTS OR BOXER SHORTS, MR SPENCER WENT ON TO RECITE HIS SOCIETY'S MARCHING SONG, "WINGS OF DECENCY".

    THE SOCIETY'S CONSTITUTION, OUTLINED IN HANDBILLS GIVEN TO PASSERS-BY, READ: "BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MEMBERS OF SINA SHALL DEVOTE THEIR TIME AND ENERGY TO CLOTHE ALL NAKED ANIMALS THAT APPEAR IN PUBLIC, NAMELY HORSES, COWS, DOGS AND CATS, INCLUDING ANY ANIMALS THAT STANDS HIGHER THAN FOUR INCHES OR IS LONGER THAN SIX INCHES."
    MR CLIFFORD PROUT, HEAD OF THE ORGANISATION, SAID: "THE SIGHT OF NAKED ANIMALS IN OUR TOWNS AND STREETS PLACES A GREAT STRESS UPON PEOPLE - PARTICULARLY YOUNGER PEOPLE.THERE IS GRAVE DANGER OF PEOPLE SEEKING VICARIOUS THRILLS BY LOOKING AT NUDE ANIMALS."
    THE "SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE" REPORTED LAST AUGUST THAT CROWDS OF CHILDREN CHEERED AS THREE SINA MEMBERS - INCLUDING MR PROUT - TRIED TO PUT CLOTHES ON DEER, GOATS, AND OTHER BEASTS IN THE SAN FRANCISCO CHILDREN'S ZOO.THE NEWSPAPER SAID SINA HAD DESIGNED BIKINIS FOR STALLIONS, PETTICOATS FOR COWS, KNICKERS FOR BULLDOGS, AND BOXER SHORTS FOR SMALL ANIMALS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACV5D6TDTFL8L3FPNLDEZQYU8J
    Media URN:
    VLVACV5D6TDTFL8L3FPNLDEZQYU8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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