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WMMUkTOf TV& Served by America's Greatest News I 'Agencies THE NASHVILLE TENNESSEAN At the Crossroads of Natural Gas and Cheap TV A Power Telephone Alpine 5-1221 VOL.55 No. 99 NASHVILLE, TENN FRIDAY MORNING. AUG. 5, 1960 5 CENTS 46 PAGES ' UFA Tennessee's Proud Hour Editorial" GEN. ESTES KEFAUVER'S overwhelming re-election' by a calm electorate yesterday has national and regional implications. With the eyes of the whole nation on it, this great border commonwealth has set its face firmly toward the New Frontier. There is understandable rejoicinpr, therefore, within the national ranks of the party whose vice presidential standard the tall Tennessean bore four years ago. Once again, Tennesseans have proved that the majority accents the moderate approach to vexing racial problems which confront not only the South but the nation. But it would be a mistake, we believe, to suggest the campaign hinged wholly on the civil rights issue. Negativism and unworthy personal attacks figured prominently in it. The outcome shows Tennesseans are chieflv concerned with such problems as peace, justice and personal pocketbook matters. Their rejection of a narrow, sectional conservatism which clings hopelessly to the vaporish horizon of yesterday should mean we have seen the last diehard assault upon the emotions of Tennessee men and women. Clearly, Tennessee asks more than that. Senator Kefauver waged a clean-cut and hard-fighting campaign. He talked issues and he stood finuarely on his record. His was the kind of campaign of which this newspaper is happy to have been a part. We are proud of Tennessee todav, and we judge the nation shares our pride. It is a feeling that dims in no way the respect and love we hold for traditions and the past. Eut today is today, and tomorrow is a challenge which Tennesseans can now face with immeasurably increased confidence. This election has been most healthy for the state and the mHon. Most heartily we say: "Well done, Tennessee !" Katanga Troop Doubts Raised ELISABETH V1LLE, The Congo (AP) Katanga's Premier Moise Tshombe raised doubts last night about the arrival of United Nations troops in his province but there were firm indications that the UN intends to move in tomorrow as scheduled. ' Tshombe, who had deel Defense Housing Waste Charged WASHINGTON - UP) - The general accounting office accused the defense department yesterday of spending more than $147 mil lion unnecessarily on housing; at 15 military installations. i ne UAU, set up by congress to keep an eye on federal spending, coupled this charge with a long list of what it called abuses in the Capehart housing program to provide homes for military families In a 129-page report to congress, tn GAO complained among other things that: The armed services ouilt or planned 5900 houses "excess of actual or apparent need." Overbuilding of Capehart housing resulted in defaults on mortgage loans on 300 housing units In Colorado, South Carolina and Texas and estimated losses "will range from $540,000 to $1,200,000." The military defeated the pur- (Continued on Page 13, Column 1) Wed nesday that UN forces would have to fight their way into Katanga, held a 2',2-hour long meeting with Ralph J. Bunehe, troubleshooting UN undersecretary, who flew here yesterday to seek a face-saving compromise. The premier later told newsmen UN soldiers .v not arrive Saturday. Then he hedged and said he would ao; be surprised if they come after all, BUNCHE DECLINED comment, saying only, "I will report fully to the secretary general, Mr. (Dag) Hammarskjold, on today's discus- Davidson Sends Loser to House For Third Term Fulton Carries City, But Margin Fades In County Returns By CHARLES L. FONTENAY Rep. J. Carlton Loser won renommation as congress man from Davidson .county yesterday by a -margin of 8487 votes over his chal lenger, state Sen. Richard Fulton. Fulton carried the city of Nash ville by 1213 votes, but Loser's margin in county districts outside the city swept him back into office for a third term. Complete returns from Davidson county's 106 precincts showed the following vote: Loser 47,338 Fulton 38.851 Other incumbent Democratic con gressmen across the state also were returned handily by the voters, most of them with no op position or only token opposition. AS HIS EARLY lead built up to a margin assuring victory in a record county vote, Loser issued the following statement last night: I am deeply appreciative of the victory today in my effort to re turn to the congress. Thousands of loyal friends went to the polls today to cast their vote for me. I shall remain true to the con fidence placed in me. I shall en deavor to truly represent all the people of Davidson county. "I bear no ill will to those who opposed me. I hope that I may be able to serve any and all of the people of this area. They may call upon me at any time and I will be at their service." FULTON CONCEDED at 11 p.m. and issued the following state ment: "I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Loser on his re-election and to wish him the best in the coming general elec tion. My heartfelt appreciation goes to the 38,000 voters who expressed their confidence in me, and to those friends who campaigned so long and hard in my behalf shall forever be grateful. "I enjoyed almost every min ute of the campaign and am look mg forward into the future with confidence and hope that some of (Continued on Page 6, Column 2) I i J .., ,.. ',vv. ....... " - ; . '. . .. . - .- t fe . J - - . " . s v .- 4 .-.- . ... T' t'- ' See editorial "Critic of Liberals Hits Wrong Target," page 18. sions. I must state explicitly that I can take no decisions Reliable informants in Leopold-ville, capital of the Congo central government, said, however, there has been no change in UN plans I to move troops into Katanga. They added that it is unlikely there will be any' change. Three companies of Swedish troops packed their gear to head the units set to come into this self-declared independent province. Troops of some African nation, per- (Continued on Page 7. Column 1) Rep. J. Carlton Loser '. , . deeply tppieciitive" .5' V . . . ft . . : Ls XL His Margin Over Taylor Nearly 2-1 Incumbent Leads Foe in Shelby; Middle Tennessee Support Heavy; -Senator Bags 73 of 74 East of River By DAVID HALBERSTAM Sen. Estes Kefauver scored a staggering victory, over Circuit Judge Andrew T. Taylor of Jackson to win renomination to a third term yesterday, with every section of the state contributing to his triumph. Kefauver's margin more than 200,000 votes wai nnr!v 5 in 1 rrnn V at a fa 2 to precinct after precinct added more ballots to his victory. WITH 2392 of the state' 2635 precincts reporting, the vote was: Kefauver 435.203 Taylor 221,258 Adding to the tremendous Kefauver sweep was his conquest of big Shelby county the metropolitan county of the state which the Taylor forces had predicted they would take by 60,000 votes. With See Tom page 18. Little's cartoon, Staff eolorphot by Jimmy Holt Sen. Estes Kefauver For the third time, winner of Tennessee's confidence Fayette Quiet, Negroes Vote SOMERVTLLE, Tcnn. - (UPI) Civil rights, hardly seemed an issue here yesterday as white and Negro voters stood peacefully in line to cast ballots. Here in Fayette county, Negro leaders estimated 90 per cent of about 400 qualified Negro voters cast ballots. There were 3165 votes cast. In neighboring Haywood county about 200 Negroes have been registered, Negro spokesmen said nearly all of them went to the polls. The total vote was 3730. IN BOTH counties Negroes form about 60 per cent Of the population. Recent registration, drives in the area aggravated racial tensions but no voting incidents were reported. Voters were urged Wednesday to disregard an NBC ; television camera crew sent here to film voting activities. However, the crew, numbering about 12 men failed to set up at the two polls here in Somerville. The cameramen were reported (Continued on Page 2, Column 8) 'Go, Go, Go' XI 5 Rips Speed Mark By RALPH DIGHTON EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. UP) The X15 rocket plane, Its pilot crying "go, go, go," eoomed high over the California desert yesterday on the fastest manned flight of record 2150 tnph. Husky, curly-haired Joe Walker may even have gone a trifle faster. T h National Aeronautics and Space administration said it expects instrument checks to upgrade the mark. Walker went all out In the X1S for 4 minutes and 15 seconds. He hit maximum apeed at 66,000 feet, Just as his fuel supply gave out, then coasted to 78,000 before swooping down for a 200 mph landing on the sun-baked mud of Rogers dry laJce. HE ECLIPSED the old mark of 2094 mph set In the X2 research plane in 1956 by air force Capt. (Continued on Page 10, Column 1) Some Clouds NASHVILLE AND VICINITY Fair to partly cloudy today and tomorrow with a few widely separated thundershowers, mostly in afternoon and evening. Little change In temperature. Low 68-75. High In 90s. . Weather map, data on page 40. I ft? : A if m ; V v"fr-k I rfJ' 'Wr , j ' . f f- "t&g j- . v .j- , :. : : a,. -y McGrathJaylor Senate Victors By MAC HARRIS Robert C. Taylor and Thomas McGrath piled up large margins in yesterday's election to win the Democratic nominations for the state senate from Davidson county. Taylor, an attorney, defeated Attorney Dan Gar- finkle by 18,848 votes. McGrath Voter Turnout Smashes Record fewer than 40 boxes left to count ft Shelby's 172 precinct. Kefauver was ahead 45,839 votes to Taylor'i 30.896. THE MARGIN of victory stattled Kefauver and Taylor supporters alike. Kefauver not only rolled far shead in his traditional East Tennessee strongholds where Taylor claimed inroads and smashed far fihead in Middle Tennessee, but he tarried West Tennessee counties thought securely in the Taylor bag. Toppling to Kefauver were Ben ton, Carroll, Hardin, Henry, Lake and Obion counties, all in West Tennessee's Seventh and Eighth congressional districts. Taylor had said he, would sweep across the Tennessee river with a 100.000-vote margin, more than enougli to offset any Kefauver gains in the rest of the state. Instead, late last nlcht, Taylor's margin in the three West Tennesse districts was a little over 9000 votes and even had it been the predict-2d 100,000. the Kefauver powerhouse in East and Middle Tennessee would have far more than wiped It out. DAVIDSON county added handily to the Kefauver margin, with fa?.,-; ' Ja LiiZ railroad employe, ran away from Attorney C. AUen High by 27,292 votes, complete but unofficial returns showed. Attorney Charles Galbreath won the nomination for flotcrial representative from Davidson and Wilson counties, defeating Mel Allen and Floyd Peek, all of Nashville. By J9HN SEIGENTHALER Davidson county voters- 06,713 of them smashed a!! previous Davidson county votln' records yesterday, including the 1956 presidential election when 85,919 "ast ballots. From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. for twelve solid hours the voters streamed yesterday to the 106 polling precincts of Davidson county waiting at times for as long as an hour to participate in the tremendous turnout. Neither intense heat nor rain and there were both slowed the record vote. ' All over the county the politiciansWho for w -ks had been giving their "irofesional onlf ions' about what the vote would be looked at the lines and Bsked themselves: "WHAT DO these long lines mean?" As the county returns began (Continued on Page 2, Column 3) Tennessean Today Page Amusements Ask Andy Bridge Jean Bruce Classified Comics Editorials IN THE HOTLY contested races for Davidson county's six direct representatives, the winners appeared to be: F. Clay Bailey Jr 22.560 'Horoscope Thomss H. Shriver Jr. .... 21.650 .Markets C. R. Allen III 20.996 Medical News 30 Garner Robinson . 18.713 Dr. William P. Winter 18,436 Herbert Jones 16,479 (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. Joseph A open hit X1J canopy after setting a new flight speed xicwi UPI Telephotoa Walker, 39, left, waits lor a technician to Politics By Joe Hatcher Liberal Surge Gives State Place in Sun 20-21 32 30 28 40 32 18 40 39 HERE IS THE way the senate race shaped up, according to the unofficial returns: Sixteenth district: v Taylor 38.350 Garfinkle 19,502 Seventeenth district: McGrath 41,001 High .,...,. 13,709 In the floterial race In Davidson (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) Page 40 29 33 34-38 32 Obituaries Pattern Radio-TV Sports Uncle Rav Amy Vanderbilt 27 Weather Map 40 Woman' World 23-30 Word Game 32 COLUMNISTS: Chflds, Timmons, Dixon, Tear-son, Wilson, Hinton. Page 19. Judge Andrew Taylor The news was bad ... a bad Kefauver Says :. Ticket Boosted Senator Estes Kefauver told cheering supporters last night that his victory is the first note found ing auccess for the Kennedy-John son ticket. In a victory statement that alse noted its importance for the entire South, Kefauver termed yester day s vote a "ringing indorsement for progress." "We should also note," he eald, "that the electjon In Tennesse doea have national significance. Tennessee has shown that our Democratic ticket composed of Senators Kennedy and Johnson, looking t owards new frontiers, will win the allegiance of Amer icana everywhere. KEFAUVER'S victory, against Andrew Taylor of Jackson was a landslide. The wide margin surprised even the most opti mistlc Kefauver supporters. These backers felt that Kefauver had passed Taylor In the last ten (Continued on Page 15, Column 1) Kefauver Known All Over World ' 1 1 :"y r Tennesseans voted yesterday to go forward with the 20th century. The tidal wave of liberalism starting at the North Carolina borders and rolling toward the Mississippi not only voted for Tennessee'! place In the sun nationally, but well may foreshadow the trend of national events toward the November elections. Yesterday was the major test for reactionary conservatism i Staff photo hy Gerald Holly F-kIcs and Nancy Kefauver at victory celebration By WAYNE WHITT In renominating Sen. Eatea Kefauver yesterday, Tennesseans are sending back to Washington for six years a family that 1$ known not Just throughout Ten nessee and the United States but throughout the world, Kefauver' stylo of campaign-Itig with the emphasis on the handshake and the personal solicitation of votes caught th eves of the world years ago. Too, his efforts In the congress , and In the senate in behalf of peace have made him a wortd figure. There Is no way of knowing " Just how many miles the Kefauver family has traveled in his various campaigns, for offices ranging from a member ef the Tennessee legislature to the presidency of the United States. Then each year when congress is not in session the Kefauver family travels across the state, talking to citizens and listening to their problems and wants. At Kefauver's aide during most of his travels was his wife, Nancy, a vivacious redhead. MRS. KEFAUVER is about as well known as her famous husband. She Is an adept campaigner, a good hand-shaker, Sha had mads hundreds of speeches (Continued on Page 11, Column 3j "11 V are both dfth V V uc" (Con nutd en Page 2, Column ) X

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