Election 1944: ‘Nothing to unload,’ candidate declares (8-10-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (August 11, 1944)


‘Nothing to unload,’ candidate declares

Omaha, Nebraska (UP) –
George W. Olsen of Plattsmouth, Democratic nominee for governor, appeared before the state convention last night and said:

I feel just like I did when I was 16 and took a load of apples to Nebraska City and got stuck in the mud. I decided to unload, but the end gate was gone and so were the apples. There I was, stuck and with nothing to unload.

I feel the same way here tonight.

Thank you for what you are still going to do for me. Goodbye.