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Category: 1960 Republican Convention

Paul Coates, Oct. 14, 1960






  Oct. 14, 1960, Cover  

Oct. 14, 1960: Paul Coates revisits the “good old days” of Oct. 14, 1950 … and a relic from political cartooning as it was 50 years ago. 


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Nixon Accuses Kennedy of Using Notes During Debate




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Oct. 14, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon accuses Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) of breaking their agreement by using notes during their televised debate. Press secretary Pierre Salinger said the only item Kennedy had was the text of President Eisenhower's letter to Sen. Green, but later added that Kennedy had a “copy of a page from a book by Gen. Matthew Ridgway, former Army chief of staff, and some quotations from the late Secretary of State Dulles."


If you recall the debates, you'll remember that Nixon sweated heavily under the hot TV lights, and The Times says, "The studio, at the request of his aides, had lowered the temperature from its normal 72 deg. to a chill 58 but even so, he mopped perspiration from his upper lip and chin 13 times during the program while cameras were focused elsewhere."


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Nixon for President!




 
Oct. 13, 1960, Galapagos


Oct. 13, 1960, Galapagos

Oct. 13, 1960: The Times endorses Richard Nixon for president. In fact, an editorial notes that the paper has been endorsing Nixon for the last eight years!

On the jump, Chuck Hillinger goes on a jaunt to see how a colony of American emigres is faring in the Galapagos Islands and Barry Goldwater says liberals are the true reactionaries.

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Kennedy, Nixon in Tight Race, Poll Finds




 
  Oct. 12, 1960, Comics


Oct. 12, 1960: The race between Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Vice President Richard Nixon is so close that if the election were held today, the edge in the popular vote would probably be determined by a small minority who are – as of now -- undecided, a Gallup poll finds.

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Kennedy and Nixon Meet in Televised Debate




 
Sept. 27, 1960
 

Sept. 27, 1960: While we at the Daily Mirror HQ were busy with The Times bombing, look who had a presidential debate: Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Vice President Richard Nixon. If you’re of the right vintage, you probably remember watching the debates on television.

On the jump, viewers express their opinions of Kennedy and Nixon. And, frankly, it’s nice to see that The Times surveyed a variety of people – white Republicans in South Pasadena, African American Democrats in Watts  and Latinos in East L.A. – to get a cross-section of the city.

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Nixon, Kennedy Agree to TV Debates





 
July 29, 1960, Nixon Lodge
Los Angeles Times file photo

Republican National Convention delegates cheer Lodge and Nixon. 

July 29, 1960: NBC Chairman Robert W. Sarnoff sends telegrams to John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon suggesting a series of televised debates. The debates will become one of the cultural milestones of the 1960s.


A Times editorial quotes Barry Goldwater: "This great Republican Party is our historic house .... I am proud to call myself a Republican as well as a conservative.... We must remember that Republicans have not been losing elections because of more Democrat voters. We have been losing elections because conservatives too often fail to vote."

On the jump, Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer and James Reston of the New York Times assess the upcoming campaigns.
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Matt Weinstock, July 28, 1960




 
July 28, 1960, Comics

July 28, 1960: Matt Weinstock on Stephen Potter’s “One-Upmanship,” “Lifemanship” and the political trend of “growthmanship.”

CONFIDENTIAL TO S.K.: I don't blame career girls for resenting the expression "old maid." In my vocabulary there are no "old maids" -- just "unclaimed jewels," Abby says. 
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Nixon for President!





 
July 28, 1960, Nixon and Pat
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 28, 1960: Republican presidential nominee Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, wave to delegates.


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Times editorial cartoonist Bruce Russell shows that Richard Nixon has experienced hair. I mean, is this a joke or what?  Readers must have been wondering what happened when Paul Conrad arrived at The Times.


July 28, 1960

July 28, 1960: The Times brings out an extra on Richard Nixon’s nomination at the Republican National Convention and publishes an editorial endorsing him.


On the jump, The Times’ cover, photos, Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer on Nixon and James Reston of the New York Times on President Eisenhower. 
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Matt Weinstock, July 27, 1960




 
July 27, 1960, Comics

 
July 27, 1960, Beckwith

July 27, 1960: Matt Weinstock on a man who found the County Jail’s drunk tank to be a friendly place.


CONFIDENTIAL TO A NEIGHBOR WHO IS WISE TO HER: A new broom sweeps clean. Buy one. And start with your own doorstep.
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Republicans Expand Policy on Civil Rights





 
July 27, 1960, Eisenhower Motorcade
Los Angeles Times file photo

President Eisenhower covers his head under a storm of confetti as he arrives in Chicago to address the Republican National Convention.


July 27, 1960, Goldwater

July 27, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon wins some – but not all – of what he wants on a civil rights plank for his 1960 presidential campaign. Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater says: "If a liberal civil rights plank is adopted, the South will leave the party this year. I don't know what Nixon is thinking of. I don't think he can get elected if he keeps on doing what he is doing."


On the jump, the entire text of the Republicans’ revised civil rights statement, photos, and analysis by Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer and James Reston of the New York Times.
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Nixon Demands Firm Civil Rights Plank





 
July 26, 1960, Nixon
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 26, 1960, Nixon  
Los Angeles Times file photo

July 26, 1960: Vice President Richard Nixon helps his wife, Pat, from a car as they are surrounded by a crowd at the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel in Chicago. The relatively light security, compared to what we know today, is stunning.


On the jump, the Republicans skirmish over their campaign platform, photos from the convention, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. marches for civil rights, and pieces by Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer and James Reston of the New York Times.
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Paul Coates Is on Vacation

 
July 25, 1960, Mirror Cover

Paul Coates is on vacation until Aug. 8.


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