The World Of Pickets And Promises – November 12, 1964
On the national level – word from the Texas White House of a plan to cut Excise, or Nuisance Taxes was revealed today. Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon met with President Johnson regarding the plan and announced the plan for the Tax cut would be given to Congress in January. Hopes were, the bill would be an easy pass. Also from the LBJ Ranch were plans to stage a major informal welcome to newly elected Mexican President Gustavo Diaz Ordaz. The legendary Barbecue was scheduled. After that, a series of meetings were scheduled to discuss International and Latin-American problems.
Demonstrations scheduled in Tokyo over the arrival of the U.S. Submarine Sea Dragon ended in a disappointing turnout. Demonstrations previously were violent affairs and the threatened more-of-the-same didn’t materialize.
In Britain – taxpayers received bad news in the form of a new budget submitted by the Labour Government which called for a boost in taxes.
And that’s a very small slice of news during a very busy November 12th in 1964 – as broadcast by WXYZ in Detroit as well as Paul Harvey and Howard Cosell’s Sports commentary.