The Democrats Are Coming to L.A.
May 29, 1960: Former Times Editor in Chief L.D. Hotchkiss (1893-1964) writes a long advance on the Democratic National Convention, which starts July 11 at the Sports Arena. He says that although he worked for a Republican paper for 40 years, the Democrats put on better shows. Hotchkiss says that one of the best speeches he ever heard was given by Alben Barkley at the 1952 Chicago convention. Barkley, if you don't recall, was vice president under Harry Truman.