Lowell Sun, July 11, 1960

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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - July 11, 1960, Lowell, Massachusetts THE LOWELL SUN Lowell, Massachusetts MONDAY EVENING, JULY II, I960 18 Pages, 7 Cents Warm year Serving Historic Middletex County TONIGHT SEE PAGE S County EDITION Perm. Reported Ready to Give Him Victorious Push By Raymond Lahr LOS ANGELES John F. Kennedy neared the magic mark of 761 delegate votes today in an apparently unstoppable drive toward first ballot nomination for president at the Democratic national convention. Hours before the first speech of the convention opened (5 p. m. a United Press International tally showed Kennedy with 699 first ballot 62 short of the necessary majority. This count included 40 of the 81 votes in the pivotal Pennsylvania delega- tion, which Gov. David L. Lawrence had kept in the uncommitted column until today. A key member of the group said that Lawrence at a (9 a. m. PDT) caucus might sho as many as 50 to 65 Pennsylvania votes into the Kennedy column. Taking Kennedy's nomina- tion for granted, convention king-makers turned their at- tention to the choice of a run- ning mate. Sen. Stuart Syming- ton of Missouri, who has had no luck in getting his presi- dential bid off the ground, found heavy favor for second place on the ticket. Others receiving more than complimentary play in the vice presidential sweepstakes were Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey anti Gov. Orville Freeman of Min- nesota, Gov. Herschel C. Love less of Iowa, Sen. Henry M. Jackson of Washington and Gov. George Docking of Kan- sas. Kennedy, who can dictate Top Democratic Aspirants The four fop eontenderi for the Democratic presiden- tial nomination posed in a smiling four-way handshake yesterday at a reception in Beverly Hills for delegates. Left to right: Sens. Sfuarr Symington of Missouri, Lyn- don Johnson of Texas and John F. Kennedy of Massa- chusetts, and Adlat WIREPHOTO. Decision df Los Angeles Echoes of Bay State Convention Heard All the Way to West Coast The daily average net paid circulation of The LoiveU Sun June teas: for By Thomas C. Gallagher Sun State House Reporter LOS obortive attempt to dump Massa- chusetts Stale Auditor Thomas J. Buckley at his party's pre-primary convention has caused reverberations at the Democratic national convention here. All of the Bay State delegation's 41 votes will go to Sen, John F. Kennedy on the first ballot on Wednesday but supporters of Auditor Buckley are not too happy with what associates of Sen. Kennedy attempted to do to their candidate at the party's state conclave last month. The participants in the dispute are members of the Massachusetts delegation to the national convention. Ringleader of the move to deprive Buckley of state convention endorsement for re-election was Atty. Richard K. Donahue of Lowell. Donahue is a delegate, a member of the Massachusetts Democratic state committee, and a key figure in the Ken- nedy campaign organization. He has spent months in various parts of the country working in behalf of the Kennedy campaign including the hard-fought primary election contests in Wisconsin and West Virginia and arrived here a week in advance of the Massachusetts delegation to conduct additional missionary work for Kennedy. Donahue stunned Buckley when, in nominating Wil- liam Hartigan of Revere for endorsement for state auditor, he blasted the incumbent for favoring Republican adminis- trations. TIIE LOWELL lawyer accused Buckley of "sleeping with and urged the convention delegates to endorse Hartigan. Hartigan Is a national convention delegate. Also a delegate is Mrs. Betty Taymor of Newton, a prominent member of Americans for Democratic Action. Mrs. Taymor gave a seconding speech for Hartigan in his vain effort to oust Buckley. Another delegate is William Grant, former mayor of Fall River, but he got to Los Angeles the hard way. Grant, a vigorous supporter of Buckley who deliv- ered a nominating speech for the auditor at the state con- vention, was left off the slate of national convention dele- gates hand-picked by the Kennedy organization. Granl ducked the organization, ran In the primary as an uncommitted delegate, and won. He conceded he will vole for Kennedy, nonetheless. Buckley, included in the Kennedy slate of delegates In deference to his long service as a Democrat, said he too will vote for Kennedy. However, friends of Buckley say he is still indignant at Ihe attempt to jettison him at the slate convention fn favor of a political unknown. Buckley refuses to blame Kennedy for the move to unseat him. He said that the fact that one of Kennedy's chief lieutenants, Donahue, and one of the senator's most ardent supporters, Mrs. Taymor, spearheaded the anti- Buckley drive, was only coincidental. DESPITE THESE PROTESTATIONS, sources close to the auditor say he is suspicious that the Kennedy camp tried to Job him, and many of Buckley's friends feel the same way. Consequently, despite outward appearances of com- plete unity behind the Bay State's junior senator there is a note of discord, The situation hasn't been helped by the treatment the Massachusetts delegation has received since arriving here. Some members of the delegation are grumbling openly (lilt they have been taken for granted by the Kennedy high command, and are being Ignored, By David F. Connors Sun Managing EdKor LOS all over and even the shouting is starting to die away as the Kennedy juggernaut sweeps through this convention city. Sunday night there was talk of a speedy first-ballot nomination of the senator from Massachusetts. Kennedy stock soared to new highs after Governor Brown of Cali- fornia informed his delegates that he would support Ken- nedy, waiving favorite son commitments. With 761 votes necessary for nomination, Kennedy may make it going away on the first roll-call, according to general speculation among delegates and observers. Some claim he already has more than 800 pledges but refuses to count all of his chickens before they are hatched in the sports arena on Wednesday. The Kennedy strategy committee is taking nothing for granted, however. There is at least one dedicated Kennedy worker with each of the delegations, and Ken- nedy troubleshooters are moving swiftly through the hotel district, trying to win new support and constantly fighting against defections. In this flying squadron so hard at work is Atty. Rich- ard K. Donahue of Lowell who has been out here a week as a member of the Kennedy team and who is. now spot- checking delegations and individuals. State Representa- tive Cornelius F. Kiernan of Lowell has also been doing some spadework for the senator. KENNEDY HEADQUARTERS while admitting that the situation seems well in hand, refuses lo make any elaborate claims about the timing of the nomination. There is a sputtering effort noted to stop Kennedy, fos- tered by disgruntled or intolerant groups, but their efforts have been of no great consequence as the Kennedy boom gets boomier. A complete coalition of all other possibilities, includ- ing Johnson, Symington, Stevenson, Meyner, Faubus and a few strays, is about the only way that the Kennedy express can be derailed. Backers of the stop Kennedy movement are at work on that project now, with the results appearing doubtful. Cut down by the expected impressive win of the Massachusetts senator, there is still much of the usual convention hoop-la downtown. The public Kennedy headquarters is the main ball- room of the Billmore. Thousands have surged through the receiving line all day long while.other candidates with less pretentious accommodations are using pitchmen to attract all and sundry. The senator, and his wife, and other members of his family made frequent public appearances during the day and night. They all looked drawn and weary after the ordeal of this vigorous campaign. The feeling here tonight is that the senator will sweep the nomination handily and that he has more title to It than any other candidate because of the arduous campaign he has staged from state to state for the past half year. The candidates who have been sitting back doing nothing have discovered to their chagrin, that the dele- gates barely know them. Droney Says "Careless Handling" Caused Death CAMBRIDGE, (UPI) In- vestigation into the death of a man following his arrest for drunkenness continued today after Middlesex County Dist. Atty. John J. Droney said the death was caused by careless handling. Droney said yesterday his in- vestigation disclosed Hugh R. Roy of Cambridge received "careless handling" after his arrest June 30 when he was found moaning at the foot of a flight of stairs at the Cam- bridge police station. State Police Detective Ed- ward B. Kelley earlier ex- pressed strong doubt that there was any deliberate crim- inality In the death. Roy died at Norfolk prison colony hospital live days afler his arrest The weekly average net paid circulation of the Lowell Sunday Sim for June tvas: Burglars Get BOSTON, (UPI) Burglars took more than in cash from a safe at the Hillbilly Ranch nightclub in downtown Boston and escaped over the roof of an adjoining turklsh bath, it was reported to police. the choice if he sews up the presidential nomination, indi- cated that he was looking for a mfd-wastern running mate with strong appeal to the farm vote. But he professed that his mind was still open. Kennedy's chief rival for the top spot, Senate Leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, was still making confident noises in an attempt to head off a stampede of delegates to Kennedy's bandwagon. But Johnson's late-booming candi daey seemed to be stalled at the Mason-Dixon line. Former President Harry S. Truman, who has been Sym- ington's chief supporter, tossed in the sponge. The old political warrior announced from his home at Independence, Mo., that he had decided not to attend the convention, after all, because "I cannot lend my- self to what is happening." Truman's dejection was in sharp contrast to the elation in the Kennedy camp. Gov Abraham A. Ribicoff of Con- inecticut proclaimed that "It looks like a "shoo-in" and Gov. Michael V. DiSalle of Ohio said "there is no question about it Kennedy will be nominaled on the first ballot.' Adlai E. Stevenson, idol the liberal wing of the party, was giving no active help to the organization working on the convention scene to draft him for a third nomination. There might be an outside chance of stopping Kennedy. Political pros were saying that if Johnson and Symin'gton could be induced to abandon their hopes and mass a coali- tion force behind Stevenson, his chances might improve. But there was no sign that any such maneuver was in the making. The United Press Interna- tional tally of committed dele- gates and known first-ballot preferences gave Kennedy 699 votes including 40 in the Pennsylvania delegation. This put Kennedy within 62 votes of the 761 required for nom- ination. Johnson had 407, Symington 79, Stevenson 50, and the remaining 286 were scattered among favorite sons or still uncommitted. This count, however, was a conservative measure of Ken- nedy's real strength. Politi- cians hate to miss a victory parade. Many of the delegates who were technically pledged to favorite sons were getting restive as the good seats filled up on the gold plated Kennedy bus. The pressure was clearly evident in a series of develop- ments yesterday which bright- ened Kennedy's already-bril- liant prospects. Here's how it went during a crucial Sabbath of maneuver- ing: Edmund G. Brown, California's favorite son can- didate, declared for Kennedy but did not technically release his 81-vote delegation. He ap- peared to be waiting for the moment California could put the Massachusetts senator over .the top. Illinois caucus gave Kennedy votes and Sym- ington B'A, leaving one still undecided. Herschel C. Loveless, another favorite son, told his 26-vote Iowa delegation that it was time to get on the win- ning side and said he would name his choice tomorrow. another favorite son, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota, refrained from jumping on the bandwagon but virtually offered support to Kennedy in exchange for a promise that Gov. Orville. L. Freeman of Minnesota would get second place on the ticket. George Docking, Kansas' favorite son who pre- viously had offered to with- draw, said Kennedy looked like a "shoo-in." There was doubt, however, whether he could deliver his 21-vote dele- gation, which must vote as a unit, to Kennedy. The anti- Kennedy coalition claimed the votes to give it to Symington. Cuba May Demand U. S. Abandon Guantanamo Base By Robert Berrellez HAVANA (AP) The Castro government implied Sunday may demand that the United Statees abandon its Guantanamo Naval Base in eastern Cuba. President Osvaldo Dorticos told a labor demonstration attended by that Cuban territory is "not for rent or sale to foreign- ers." He said the annual rental check paid last month by the United Stales for the base would be sent back to Washington. Under a treaty signed in 1934, the United States has a perpetual lease on the 45-square-mile base at a rent of gold equivalent of year. The bespectacled, beardless President, growing daily in sla- ;ure in Cuba's revolutionary hier- archy, delivered the main address at the rally after pneumonia kept Prime Minister Fidel Castro in bed. BUT illness did not keep Castro off-stage entirely. Looking fever- ish, the 33-year-old Prime Minis- ter put an army field jacket over his pajamas and made a 45-min- ute television speech from his bedroom. Speaking in a hoarse voice, the revolutionary leader again at- tacked the United States as an aggressor nation and hailed the Soviet Union as the champion of underdeveloped countries. There was growing speculation here that Cuba may be preparing a formal accusation of aggression against the United Slates before either the Organization of the American States or Ihe United Na- tions. Foreign Minister Raul Roa made a sudden trip to the United Stales over the weekend for con- sultations with Cuban diplomats at the U.N. Ike, Herter Confer NEWPORT, R. I. President Eisenhower con- ferred this morning with Sec- retary of State Christian A. I-Icrtei- and other high offi- cials on the critical Cuban situation. The meeting began at 8 a. m. EOT in the president's office on the second floor of the headquarters buildings at this Atlantic coast Naval base. The president and his top aides were devising immediate plans to block Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's efforts to make a Red puppet out of Cuba. They also planned to dis cuss and announce some de- tails of a broad new American plan to help remedy hemis- pheric economic ills to elimi- nate any fertile breeding ground for international Com- munism. This was the long- range U. S. approach. Eisenhower arrived at his office a few minutes before 8 a. m. EDT. by limousine. He abandoned plans to cross New- lort harbor aboard the power "Barbara Ann" from his residence at Fort Adams be- cause of a heavy fog. WITH THE president and Herter for the conference vere White House Staff Sec- retary Brig. Gen. Andrew J. oodpastcr, Assistant Secre- ary of State for Inter-Amer- can Affairs Roy R. Rubottom, Ir., and Presidential News Secretary James C. Hagerty. The president wore a dark blue business suit for the session. The crucial top-deck Amer- can conference followed by a 'cw hours Cuban Premier Fidel Castro's sick-bed state- ment that nny U. S. "ag- jressfon" ngainsl his country might touch off n "world con- Castro, reported ill with pneumonia, said Cubans were "happy" that the "great mili- tary power" of the Soviet Union had been thrown behind them. He charged the United States with wanting to "sow mourning in our land." Meanwhile, the official Rus siah Tass news agency lashed back at Elsenhower's Saturday night charge that Russia sought to make Cuba a pup- pet serving Red interests. Tass said last night that the U. S. president was spreading "fables" with the purpose of INSIDE THE SUN 14 Violent Deaths in N. Higgins Lauds Bosox 12 Proposed Platform Tailored to Sen. Kennedy's Program 6 Amusements 16, 17 Classified 13, 14, IS County News 10, 11 Deaths 3 Dorothy Kllgallcn 10 Drew Pearson 4 FxUtorlal 4, 5 TV, Radio 17 Snorts 12, 13 Suburban 9 Women's News Z To reach all departments of The Sun TELEPHONE GLENVIEW 66671 iiiimiMiiiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiimiiiMimiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiimimiiimf Potomac Fever LOS Kennedy strategist's view of rival candidate managers: "I only wish we had all the confi- dence they lack." One leading Democrat is alarmed. He says if a pro- posed rules change to bar vole switches goes through, the next thiny you know they'll be taking atmy a. delegate's sacred right to double-cross the candidate of his choice. Adlai Stevenson's position at this convention Is crystal clear: If nominated, he'll accept with pleasure. If elected, he'll faint with surprise. One- Lyndon Johnson backer is ready for an emergency. On his lapel he a button, "Ml The Way With LBJ." Underneath he another, "Snitched Today To JFK." There's some doubt we'll ever conquer outer space. It's been tried futllely for years by the girdle manufac- turers. FLETCHER KNBBEL preparing for "military inter- vention." SOVIKT PREMIER Nikita Khrushchev's promise Satur- day of full support for Fidel rockets If neces- brought an Immedi- ate "hands off Cubs" warning from Eisenhower. The president said the United States will not be "de- terred" by missile threats. He declared this nation will not "permit the establishment of a regime dominated by inter- national Communism In the western hemisphere." Now the administration was framing urgent strategy to en- force this determination. Two plans were reported in the making: move within the Organi- zation of American States to slap an economic and political quarantine on Cuba. long-range program to raise the standard of living in all the Latin American coun- tries. HIGHLANDS A LIVELY.Place People in the Highlands y. do nor dance (he High- 1. land Fling but fhay do _ lead lively and interoif- A ing livei. v Read All About fhe Folks who inhabit, y, and work in this popular area of Lowall, July 17th Issue Sunday Sun ;