These are some highlights from the News Journal on October 1, 1960:
• ‘U.N. Showdown Nears On Seat for Red China’
“UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) — Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev interrupted his weekend rest from politics to attend an extra U.N. General Assembly session today and the stage was set quickly for a battle over the admission of Red China to membership.”
• ‘Nixon Slated For Talks in 3 Ohio Cities’
“AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Vice President Richard M. Nixon arrives in Ohio today for a three-city campaign tour. The Republican presidential candidate, making his first campaign appearance in the Buckeye State since his nomination, was scheduled to speak in Akron, Canton and Mansfield.”
• “Wilmington High School football team’s concentration on improved tackling proved to be ‘just what the doctor ordered’ Friday night when the team utilized tenacious defensive maneuvers to shut out the rapidly improving Panthers of Pleasant View, 16-0” in a South Central League contest. Touchdowns were scored by Rick Mustard.
• Clarksville defeated Martinsville 8-3 in Clinton County high school baseball play as “Ralph Robinson was Clarksville’s master of the mound, fanning 16 and walking five” and “Charles Rager was the batting star getting four hits in four trips, including two triples.”
• The Adams Township chapter of the Future Teachers of America met including Judy Probasco, Anna Jean Hadley, Betty Kay Georges, Marilyn Roberts, Linda Stagge and Robert Moyer.
• Local obituaries included Kermit Hinkle, 48, of Hoskins Road near Wilmington; Jennie Flint, 69, of Linden Ave., Wilmington; Louis Dabe, 80, of Rombach St., Wilmington; and William Tomlin, 44, of Lynchburg.
• Showing at the Wilmington Drive-in were “Thunder in Carolina” starring Rory Calhoun and “Tyrone Power in The Mississippi Gambler”, and coming soon was Brigitte Bardot in “Come Dance With Me.”