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Convention / Security / Daley Profile #1437

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 26, 1968
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(Convention Hall) Convention security tough. Humphrey says he doesn't like police overpresence and barbed wire around hall. Convention here due to political power and determination of Daley.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Chicago, Illinois) Daley power comes from city workers and office holders. Daley "power" shown marching. Major of city council always for Daley. [DALEY - says they won't take over city, conv., and speech. Knows cncl. will support him 100%.] Daley serious about pols. [DALEY - says pols. honorable profession. Hope more and more young will enter pols. If good people not in government, not accomplished much.] Daley fails to communicate with ghetto. Film of Apr. shown. 2 major riots in 3 years [DALEY - says disapptd. that police were supposed to use own judgment. Needed instructions to shoot arsonists and looters.] Daley calmer after national furor over his tough approach. [DALEY - says wanted people to comply with law. No shoot to kill orders. Was misunderstood.] Robert Kennedy said Daley meant ballgame in Democratic politics. He's risen in national party due to ability to deliver Illinois votes and loyalty. [DALEY - says he doesn't care about intellectuals and university professors. Standing behind Johnson 100%.] He's 66 and in 4th term as mayor.

Hill, Hugh;
Reynolds, Frank

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