The Pittsburgh Press (July 26, 1944)
Parade, reception set for GOP nominee
Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, Republican nominee for President, will be seen by Pittsburgh on two occasions when he comes here next Monday for conferences with Pennsylvania and local Republican leaders and candidates.
Mr. Dewey will be escorted in a parade through downtown streets on his arrival at the Pennsylvania Station at 8:55 a.m. ET.
General reception planned
The parade will travel from the station down Liberty Avenue to Fifth Avenue, up Fifth Avenue, to William Penn Way, across William Penn Way to Sixth Avenue, up Sixth Avenue, to Grant Street, and thence to the Grant Street entrance of the William Penn Hotel.
From 3:30 until 5:30 p.m., Mr. Dewey will be present at a general reception for party workers, open to the public. This event will be held in the William Penn Hotel, as will all conferences.
Mr. Dewey will hold two press conferences, one at 10:00 a.m. and another at 9:00 p.m.
Several conferences here
He will leave the city from the Pennsylvania Station at 9:44 p.m., going from here to Springfield, Illinois, where he will consult Republican leaders of Illinois. From there, he will go to St. Louis for a meeting Wednesday with the 25 other Republican governors of the nation.
While here, Mr. Dewey will hold conferences with party leaders, labor leaders, business representatives and spokesmen for agricultural interests.
David Williams, AFL leader and deputy state secretary of the Labor & Industry Department, is arranging the labor conference for 11:00 a.m. He will meet a business group, to be invited by Republican County Chairman James F. Malone, at 11:30 a.m.
Farm group conference
From noon until 12:30 p.m., he will confer with a farm group selected by State Secretary of Agriculture Miles Horst.
The next half-hour will be devoted to a meeting with the leaders of war veterans’ organizations, arranged by Maj. Gen. Hugh Drum.
In the afternoon, after a luncheon with Republican candidates for Congress, Auditor General and State Treasurer, which will also be attended by U.S. Senator James J. Davis, Mr. Dewey will hold an hour’s conference with these candidates.
Private dinner in evening
In the evening, he will attend a small, private dinner with local and state party leaders. No speech is scheduled.
Mr. Dewey’s schedule of conferences in Pittsburgh was worked out here yesterday by Mr. Malone (Republican county chairman), George I. Bloom (secretary to Governor Edward Martin), Frank J. Harris (former county chairman), Hamilton Gaddis (assistant secretary to Mr. Dewey) and Douglas G. Mode (secretary to Mr. Brownell).
Albany, New York –
Governor Thomas E. Dewey, Republican presidential nominee, and his running mate, Ohio Governor John W. Bricker, were to meet today to discuss organization of their campaign.