Election 1944: Address of Dewey assailed by Myers (9-9-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 11, 1944)

Address of Dewey assailed by Myers

Allentown, Pennsylvania –
Rep. Francis J. Myers, in an address before the Lehigh County Democratic Committee here last Saturday, blasted the presidential campaign address delivered Thursday night by Governor Thomas E. Dewey in Philadelphia.

He declared:

It was a speech that might well have been prepared by Hitler or Goebbels; a deliberate planned effort to divide our people in the midst of war; and a premeditated plan to frighten the mothers of our gallant servicemen.

Mr. Myers charged that Governor Dewey’s speech was “cheap and contemptible,” and also “was the beginning of Thomas E. Dewey’s end.”