These are some highlights from the News Journal on January 2, 1960:
• ‘Kennedy Expected To Toss Hat In Political Ring Today’
“WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.) called a news conference today with all advance signs pointing to a formal statement that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination… By all the political signs, Kennedy is the front runner for a nomination which Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.) announced Wednesday and which Adlai E. Stevenson, Senate Democratic leader Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas, and Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo.) also may seek.”
• ‘Khrush Pressures West on Arms Cut’
“MOSCOW (AP) — Nikita Khrushchev’s hint that the Soviet Union might go it alone in cutting armed forces strength suggested today the opening move in a new maneuver to force the West’s hand on disarmament.”
• “Syracuse accepted college football’s national championship trophy at halftime of the Cotton Bowl, then showed why they won it with a clear-cut 23-15 victory over Texas.” Sophomore Ernie Davis scored 16 points in the win.
• ‘Mayor Begins Term’
“WILMINGTON — The men and women who will chart Wilmington’s destinies for the next two years were sworn in their respective offices at ceremonies Friday morning in the City Building. Municipal Court Judge Frank B. Jandes gave the oath to Mayor Bates Harcum.”
Taking the mass oath were council members President Charles H. Kohler and Councilmen Douglas Marsh, Maynard Floyd, Donald Babb, Warren Mead, Harold Gregory, J.K. Abell and Noel Bowker, as well as treasurer Dympthna Quinn, solicitor Frederick Buckley, auditor William Buck, municipal clerk Mrs. Earl Serbu, and bailiff Ralph Crummie.
• ‘Sabina Infant 1st Contender In Baby Derby’
“The nine-pound, one ounce son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Ball of 160 S. Howard St., Sabina, is the leading contender today in the 1960 Clinton County Baby Derby. Young Mr. Ball was born at 9:03 a.m. Jan. 1, 1960 at Clinton Memorial Hospital.”
• TV shows listed for Saturday night included “Bourbon Street Beat”, “Bonanza”, “Perry Mason”, “Dick Clark”, “Wanted Dead or Alive”, “Leave It To Beaver”, “Lawrence Welk” and “Gunsmoke.”
• The Cincinnati Royals snapped the Boston Celtics’ 17-game winning streak with a come-from-behind 128-115 victory led by Jack Twyman’s 40 points with Phil Jordon scoring 31.