Election 1944: Dewey plans seven talks in tour of nation (8-30-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (August 30, 1944)


Dewey plans seven talks in tour of nation

Will open campaign trip at Philadelphia

Chicago, Illinois (UP) –
Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Republican presidential candidate, will make his first nationwide campaign next month, during which he will make seven major addresses and confer with party leaders, Republican National Committee Chairman Herbert Brownell Jr. announced today.

Mr. Dewey’s tour, which includes a visit with his mother at his hometown of Owosso, Michigan, will begin at Philadelphia Sept. 7, where he will make a nationwide radio address, his first since he accepted the nomination at Chicago two months ago, and will end with his return to Albany, Sept. 28.

He will cover 21 states and deliver major speeches at Louisville, Seattle, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, Los Angeles and Oklahoma City, in addition to the one at Philadelphia.

In addition to his addresses, Mr. Brownell said Governor Dewey will confer with Republican governors as well as industrial, agricultural and other groups during stops in ten states. The entire trip will be made by train.

Governor Dewey’s Philadelphia address will be broadcast over NBC and CBS from 10:00 to 10:30 p.m. ET. While in Pennsylvania, Governor Dewey will confer with Governor Edward Martin and other party leaders.

The second stop will be at Louisville where he will address the National Federation of Republican Women’s Clubs Sept. 8, and confer with Governor Simeon Willis.

Governor Dewey will confer with Governor Harry F. Kelly at Lansing, Michigan, the following day and then will journey to Owosso.

Leaving Owosso the following day, Governor Dewey will go to Des Moines, Iowa, for conferences with Governor Bourke Hickenlooper and agricultural leaders Sept. 11, and then will proceed to Valentine, Nebraska, to confer with leaders of ranching and cattle-raising groups at the ranch home of former Governor Sam R. McKelvie, director of the western division office of the Republican National Committee in Chicago.

Governor Dewey will remain at Valentine until Sept. 14, when he will leave for Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, arriving there Saturday for conferences with Governor C. A. Bottolfsen and leaders of lumber, agricultural and other organizations. He will leave in the afternoon for Spokane and conferences with Washington leaders the same day.

The party will arrive at Seattle Monday, Sept. 18, where Governor Dewey will speak that night.

Governor Dewey will speak from Portland the following night and then will go to San Francisco for another address Sept. 21. The following night, he will speak in Los Angeles and then will go to Oklahoma City for an address there Monday, Sept. 25.

From Oklahoma City, Governor Dewey will return to Albany.