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Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5, 1960: Teenagers Yelp for JFK, Pirates Win Opener, Nixon Proud of Rights Record, Philippines Stands up for US, Congo Attracts 'Strangeness'

A throng heavy with teenagers screamed a welcome for Sen. John F. Kennedy today as he campaigned In Louisville.

The Pittsburgh Pirates won the first game of the World Series today, defeating the NY Yankees by a score of 6 to 4. More than 36,000 people watched the game at Forbes Field, in Pittsburgh.

Vice President Richard Nixon, campaigning in New York City, a Democratic stronghold, said he is proud of his record in civil rights.

At the United Nations today a resolution sponsored by a bloc of five neutralist countries urging President Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to meet was defeated.

Also at the U.N., the Philippines came to the defense of the United States for having provided the Pacific Island nation with political freedom and economic prosperity, unlike states suffing under Red Imperialism. Soviet Premier Khrushchev pounded the table in protest.

From Leopoldville, in the Congo, comes news that the crisis there has drawn "a strange collection of foreigners" to the country, including "profit-seekers" and King-makers," according to the New York Times, which writes that "strangeness" is commonplace.

The crash yesterday of an Eastern Air Lines plane in Boston may have been caused by a flock of starlings on the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.