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    PORTSMOUTH, N.H., JAN. 9 (UPI--SEN. BARRY GOLDWATER TODAY ISSUED THE BITTEREST ATTACK OF HIS CAMPAIGN?

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    Background: PORTSMOUTH, N.H., JAN. 9 (UPI--SEN. BARRY GOLDWATER TODAY ISSUED THE BITTEREST ATTACK OF HIS CAMPAIGN AGAINST PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND ALSO CHARGED THAT THE NATIONS'S INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILES (ICBM'S) ARE "UNDEPENDABLE."
    HE SAID HE PROBABLY WOULD "CATCH HELL" FOR HIS REMARKS ON THE MISSILES--AND HE DID.

    IN WASHINGTON, DEFENSE SECRETARY ROBERT S. MCNAMARA PROMPTLY RETORTED THAT GOLDWATER'S CHARGE WAS "COMPLETELY MISLEADING... POLITICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE AND DAMAGING TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY."
    GOLDWATER ACCUSED JOHNSON OF OBSCRUING THE ISSUE BEHIND PRESIDENT KENNEDY'S ASSASSINATION BY RESURRECTING THE "HATE THEME."
    "THE IDEA THAT HATE IS PREVEALENT IS THE BIGGEST LIE THAT'S EVER BEEN PERPETRATED ON THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY...," HE SAID.

    MCNAMARA SAID IN WASHINGTON THAT GOLDWATER'S REMARKS WERE "MIS-LEADING AND POLITICALLY IRRESPONSIBLE."
    "THERE IS NO INFORMATION,--CLASSIFIED OR OTHERWISE--TO SUPPORT THE FALSE IMPLICATION THAT OUR LONG-RANGE MISSILES CANNOT BE DEPENDED UPON TO ACCOMPLISH THEIR MISSION," THE DEFENSE CHIEF SAID.

    HE SAID FURTHER:
    "THE IMPORTANCE OF OUR LONG-RANGE MISSILES TO THE DEFENSE OF THIS COUNTRY, AND THE EVALUATION OF THEIR EFFECTIVENESS BY OUR LEADING MILITARY AUTHORITIES, IS INDICATED BY THE STRONG SUPPORT GIVEN BY OUR JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF TO THE MISSILE PROGRAM."
    GOLDWATER, SEEKING VOTER-SUPPORT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE'S MARCH 10 PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, HALTED HIS CAMPAIGN TOUR TWO HOURS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE TO FLY BACK TO WASHINGTON BEFORE INCLEMENT WEATHER SET IN.

    HE CANCELED A VISIT TO NEARBY EXETER.

    GOLDWATER OPENED THE FINAL DAY OF HIS TOUR WITH A BLAST AT PRESIDENT JOHNSON FOR "RESURRECTING THE HATE THEME IN REFERRING TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY."
    THE SENATOR SAID JOHNSON'S STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE YESTERDAY UNWITTINGLY AIDED LEFT WING EFFORTS TO SUPPRESS HONEST DISSENT FROM AMERICAN CONSERVATIVES.

    HE SAID THE HATE THEME IS "PEDDLED FROM MOSCOW AND BACKED UP BY SOME COMMENTATORS AND COLUMNISTS."
    "THIS WAS AN ATTACK THAT WAS STARTED--IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE TRIGGER WAS PULLED--AGAINST THE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY," GOLDWATER SAID.

    "IT IS THE BIGGEST LIE EVER PERPETRATED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHEN WE EQUATE HATE WITH HONEST DISSENT, THEN WE WILL HAVE A DICTATORSHIP.

    GOLDWATER MADE SPECIFIC REFERENCE TO THE MILITARY CONSERVATIVE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY, WHICH, HE SAID, HAS THE RIGHT TO HONEST DISSENT JUST AS OTHER GROUPS DO.

    HE SAID THIS INCLUDED THE RIGHT TO CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN--MOVE THAT GOLDWATER HAS SAID HE DOES NOT SUBSCRIBE TO.

    "THE BIRCH SOCIETY IS NOT PEDDLING HATE," GOLDWATER SAID. "THEY HAVE A CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO PREACH THE IMPEACHMENT OF ANYBODY."
    GOLDWATER ALSO RELEASED A THREE-PAGE CRITIQUE OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS. HE SAID THE PRESIDENT'S BUDGET ESTIMATE OF 97.9 BILLION DOLLARS, ACTUALLY MEANS INCREASES OF SEVERAL BILLION DOLLARS.

    "THE TRICK IS THAT PRESIDENT JOHNSON IS USING THE REQUESTED ESTIMATED FIGURES OF THE KENNEDY BUDGET RATHER THAN THE FIGURES ACTUALLY AUTHORIZED BY CONGRESS," GOLDWATER SAID.

    HE ADDED THAT ACTUAL SPENDING DURING THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR WILL TOTAL ABOUT 95 BILLION DOLLARS. HE SAID CONGRESS HAS VOTED OBLIGATIONAL AUTHORITY FOR ABOUT 101 BILLION DOLLARS, SO JOHNSON'S REQUEST FOR 103.8 BILLION ALSO IS SEVERAL BILLIONS OVER THE FIGURE FOR THE YEAR ENDING NEXT JUNE 30.

    HE SAID THAT JOHNSON'S PROGRAM "IS A HANGOVER EITHER FROM THE NEW DEAL OR THE NEW FRONTIER. I THINK THAT WHAT WE REALLY HAVE IS THE FAST DEAL AND THE OLD FRONTIER."
    GOLDWATER'S STATEMENT ECHOED WHAT HE HAS SAID AT A DOZEN OR MORE "COFFEE EQUATE" STOPS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE OVER THE PAST THREE DAYS.

    IN PRIVATE HOMES AND PUBLIC HALLS, GOLDWATER PREACHED HIS DOCTRINE OF CONSERVATISM TO HUNDREDS WHO TURNED OUT TO GREET HIM.

    HE CALLED FOR GOVERNMENT TO "GET OFF THE BACKS OF AMERICAN BUSINESSMEN SO BUSINESS CAN GROW."
    HE SAID THAT IF PRESIDENT JOHNSON WANTS TO ATTACK POVERTY HE SHOULD "LET FREE ENTERPRISE HAVE A GO AT IT. IT HAS NEVER FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE."
    GOLDWATER LEFT NEW HAMPSHIRE A FEW HOURS BEFORE REPUBLICAN NEW YORK GOV. NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER WAS DUE TO ARRIVE IN MANCHESTER.

    ROCKEFELLER IS SO FAR GOLDWATER'S ONLY ANNOUNCED OPPONENT IN THE MARCH 10 NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1T4A1A5JSSGFU4KT6VU9E1BY5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1T4A1A5JSSGFU4KT6VU9E1BY5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
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