Election 1944: Ickes likens Dewey to Goebbels (9-13-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 13, 1944)


Ickes likens Dewey to Goebbels

Grand Rapids, Michigan (UP) –
Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes, ripping into recent Republican campaign utterances, said last night that Governor Thomas E. Dewey’s charge that the administration plans to keep soldiers in the Army longer than necessary “is as false as any ever promulgated by Goebbels.”

He accused the GOP presidential nominee of “deceitful doubletalk indulged in recklessly in the hope of deceiving the voters.”

Addressing the convention of the International Union of United Auto, Aircraft & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (CIO), Mr. Ickes also assailed the Republican attitude on campaign contributions by organized labor.

He said:

The right to contribute seems to be regarded by the Deweyites as the exclusive right of the rich.