• Short Summary

    NEW YORK (UPI)--SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY, D-N.Y., DECLARED SUNDAY THAT HE WAS NOT IN THE?

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    NEW YORK (UPI)--SEN. ROBERT F. KENNEDY, D-N.Y., DECLARED SUNDAY THAT HE WAS NOT IN THE RUNNING FOR A SPOT ON THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC TICKET IN 1968 AND THAT HE WOULD SUPPORT PRESIDENT JOHNSON IF HE CHOOSES TO RUN AGAIN.

    "I HAVE NO PLANS TO RUN FOR ANYTHING BUT SENATORS IN 1970 AND I SUPPORT PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN 1968," KENNEDY SAID AT A NEWS CONFERENCE ON HIS RETURN FROM A TOUR OF FOUR AFRICAN NATIONS AND AN AUDIENCE IN THE VATICAN WITH POPE PAUL VI.

    KENNEDY VOICED HIS SUPPORT FOR PRESIDENT JOHNSON AFTER HE WAS QUESTIONED ABOUT SEN. WAYNE MORSE'S STATEMENT SATURDAY THAT HE MIGHT SUPPORT KENNEDY FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IN 1968 IF THE LATTER MAINTAINED HIS PRESENT STAND ON THE VIET NAM WAR.

    KENNEDY DEVOTED MOST OF HIS NEWS CONFERENCE AT KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO A REVIEW OF HIS 13 DAYS ABROAD.

    THE SENATOR DISCLOSED THAT DURING HIS 35-MINUTES AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE ON SATURDAY THEY DISCUSSED "THE PROBLEMS OF AFRICA, BOTH SOUTH AFRICA AND EAST AFRICA, AND VIETNAM."
    HE SAID HIS VISITS TO SOUTH AFRICA, TANZANIA, ETHIOPIA AND KENYA PROVED "FAR MORE PRODUCTIVE...THAN I ANTICIPATED," BUT THAT HE FOUND THE APARTHEID POLICIES OF SOUTH AFRICA TO BE "SICKENING."
    HE SAID HE FOUND SOME HOPE FOR PROGRESS IN THE SOUTH AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES WHERE THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL STUDENT ELEMENTS WHO SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT AGAINST RACIAL INEQUALITY.

    DURING HIS AFRICAN TOUR KENNEDY MET WITH A NUMBER OF GOVERNMENT LEADERS, EDITORS, STUDENT LEADERS, AND NATIVES.

    1ST ADD KENNEDY NEW YORK 234A XXX NATIVES.

    KENNEDY REPEATED HIS PROMISE TO RETURN TO SOUTH AFRICA IN 1967. HE SAID HE WAS AWARE THAT THE NEWSPAPER DIE TRANSVALER, WHICH USUALLY REFLECTS OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT POLICY, HAD TINTED BROADLY HE WOULD NOT BE GIVEN A VISA AGAIN.

    BUT HE SAID HE HOPED HE WOULD BE PERMITTED TO MAKE A SECOND TRIP.

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT HAD DENIED ENTRANCE TO FOREIGN NEWSMEN WHO WANTED TO ACCOMPANY KENNEDY ON HIS FOUR-DAY VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF228WW5JON2DOZ40ZKLOF594X
    Media URN:
    VLVAF228WW5JON2DOZ40ZKLOF594X
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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