Election 1944: Dewey asked to kill ‘incorrect statement’ (9-19-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 19, 1944)


Dewey asked to kill ‘incorrect statement’

Washington (UP) –
House Democratic Leader John W. McCormack (D-MA) called on Governor Thomas E. Dewey today to delete for rebroadcasting purposes that part of his Philadelphia speech in which, Mr. McCormack said, he made “an incorrect statement which creates a false impression about the demobilization plan for the Army.”

Governor Dewey charged in Philadelphia that the administration planned to keep men in the Army until they could get jobs. Mr. McCormack said:

This statement already has created confusion and uncertainty among our soldiers. In all decency, Governor Dewey should publicly withdraw it.