CONTINUED during floor debate. But this time, in a dramatic showdown, freshman Glenn defeated veteran Byrd 50 to 43. Glenn's interest in energy development reflects his concern about the country's failure to plan. "We had a 15-year warning about the energy crisis, but we didn't do anything about it until the last minute," he said. "We're a reactive type government" To remedy that situation; the Senator recently held a three-day Senate symposium on the nation's future. Those sessions attracted some of the country's most prominent planners, many of whom agreed with Glenn's statement that, although people used to feel that Washington was the solution to their problems, increasingly people are feeling that Washington is the problem. Look at this control now. Because jou won't have to . . watch it later. f ^ 10 You're looking at the big difference in pressure cookers and canners. 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MIRRO ALUMINUM COMPANY Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220 Deluxe MIRRO- MATIC/ Glenn attends a 7967 Democratic fund-raiser with Robert and* Elhel Kennedy. Ties with the Kennedy dan cooled after Ethel declined to help in Glenn's successful 1974 Senate campaign. In his leisure moments, Glenn shuns the Washington social circuit in. favor of relaxation with his wife, Annie, at their home in the Washington suburb of Potomac, Md. "We receive a lot of invitations, but we decline most of them," says Mrs. Glenn. "He does enjoy a small dinner party with only six or eight people." Childhood sweethearts in New Concord, Ohio, the Glenns have been married 33 years, and their children--son David, 30, and daughter Lyn, 29--are living away from home. Mrs. Glenn says her husband's political career has had little -impact on their personal lives because after he was selected for the space flight, "We made up our minds to continue our family life pretty much as we already had. That attitude helped an awful lot when we came to Washington." Mrs. Glenn says she spends "almost all my time in the Senate"--in her husband's office, at committee hearings or watching the floor debates. "You might say I'm taking a course in political science in action," she says. Mrs. Glenn has worked hard to overcome a speech impediment and would like to help others with the same problem. "Sometime in the future when our schedule calms down, I'd like to do some volunteer work with a speech-clinic," she says. Glenn and the Kennedys Glenn has had a close relationship with the Kennedy family. It began after his space flight, when he struck up a friendship with President John F. Kennedy, who had made the space program the nation's highest priority. And when Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in 1968, Glenn and his wife took the Senator's children under their wing and had the task of breaking the news to them. The Glenns and the Kennedys often vacationed together during the 1960's. Robert Kennedy's widow, Ethel, was at Glenn's side the night he was defeated in the 1970 primary. Four years later, when Glenn again sought her campaign assistance, Mrs. Kennedy turned him down on the grounds that helping him might set a precedent for other office-seekers requesting her aid. That experience was a bitter disappointment for Glenn, and it probably marked the beginning of the end of his close relationship with the Kennedy family. Asked if he sought this week's honor of keynoting the convention, Glenn said: "Bob Strauss [Party Chairman Robert S. Strauss] called me one day and asked if I'd do it." The convention's other keynote speaker will be Rep. Barbara Jordan, a Texan renowned as one of the most compelling speakers in Congress. Glenn plans a speech "along inspirational Ijnes" that will concentrate on the country's Bicentennial celebration. He wants to emphasize the bene^ fits of looking toward and planning for the nation's third century instead of looking back on the past "We don't really set out our goals in this country; we don't' plan for the opportunities ahead," he believes. "But if we can look forward, we can make great strides, because we're a nation with tremendous potential and fantastic productivity."
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