POLITICAL NOTES: Who's for Whom, Oct. 3, 1960

¶ Venerable (81) States'-Rights Democrat James F. Byrnes, Truman-era Secretary of State and former (1951-55) Governor of South Carolina, blasted the Democratic platform as "a threat to our system of free enterprise," announced for Nixon-Lodge. He was for Eisenhower in 1952, for Virginia's Senator Harry Byrd in 1956.

¶ Teamster Boss James Riddle Hoffa, who hates the Kennedy brothers (Jack and Bob) for their congressional battles against labor racketeering, urged his 1,600,000 Teamsters to go all-out against Jack Kennedy—though this did not mean being "for" Nixon. In another quandary, West Coast...

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