THE MICHIGAN DAILYV
TMURSDAY, JULY 18, 1940
There were a lot of empty seats when the Democratic National Convention opened in Chicago, but those who were present heard Mayor Edward
J. Kelly, in welcoming the delegates to Chicago, urge the convention to "draft" President Roosevelt for a third'term. A general view of the conven-
tion hall is shown here with the speakers' platform in left center on the main floor.
Proteedings at the opening session of the Democratic National Convention in Chicago captured the un-
divided atten tion of this trio of Californians: Left to right: Helen Gahagan, actress and new Cajifornia
national committeewoman; John Anson Ford, of Los Angeles; and Miss Gahagan's husband, actor Mel-
Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins (left) is shown at the Democratic women's convention in Chicago
where she openly forecast a "third term for President Roosevelt. At right is Mrs.! Robert H. Jackson, wife
of the attorney general.
These two lassies went to the Democratic National Convention in
Chicago and had a swell time cheering for everybody and everything.
They are Arlene Parker (left) of Chicago and Myra Kavin of Spring-
A bright banner displays the sentiments of Mrs. Sarah A. Mendez,
national Democratic committeewoman from Puerto Rico, where agita-
tion for statehood is strong. She was in Chicago for the Democratic
Taipaulin-covered bodies are shown here after their removal from the Sonman mine near Johnstown,
Pa., where sixty-three men died in an explosion of gas or coal dust. Twenty-one- men escaped after the
blast. Sixty-two bodies were recovered by rescue workers in the first night of exploration in the shaft and
company officials said one other mart was known to have died.