Surprise! 1960 was also an election year. During that summer, The Chautauquan Daily informed its readers on July 6 that the University Club "boasts a television set so that members may follow the political conventions, and the daily New York Times."
In another reference to TV in the same issue, the theater reviewers noted that the performance of Agatha Christie's Spider's Web in Norton Hall "is family entertainment and far more genteel for a young theatregoer than the gore to be seen nightly in a lighted box."
CHQ President Michael Hill has his face painted at
a recent 4th of July weekend celebration.
Photo credit: Sue Peterson
A former editor of the Daily and a past president of the National Press Club, Lucian Warren, averred that Kennedy's Catholicism probably wouldn't hurt him too much in the election, that civil rights was too blurred as an issue to make much difference to either party, and it was unlikely that the Negro would vote as a bloc, but that Nixon likely had an edge with "this voting segment." He also made a racist joke, reprinted in the paper, offensive to your local blogger.
The Chaplain of the Week, Dr. Clem Bininger explained in the daily devotional hour that suffering builds character and "saves us from smugness."