Election 1944: Truman in Pittsburgh tomorrow on speaking tour (11-1-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (November 1, 1944)


Truman here tomorrow on speaking tour

Syria Mosque rally to highlight visit

Senator Harry S. Truman, in the first visit to the district by a Democratic national nominee, will make half a dozen speeches tomorrow in a tour through Pittsburgh, the Turtle Creek Valley and Fayette County.

The vice-presidential candidate will appear tomorrow night at a rally in Syria Mosque, featuring half a dozen speakers and a radio reception of President Roosevelt’s speech from the White House.

At the Mosque with Senator Truman will be former Governor Gifford Pinchot, screen and radio celebrity Orson Welles; James L. McDevitt, president of the Pennsylvania Federation of Labor (AFL), and Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt. Mr. Pinchot and Mr. McDonald are officers of the National Citizens Political Action Committee.

To make short speeches

Senator Truman’s party will arrive in Pittsburgh at 8:45 a.m. EWT on a special car on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, and his tour will start at 10 o’clock from the William Penn Hotel.

He will make 10-minute speeches at 10:45 a.m. at 8th Street and Braddock Avenue, Braddock, and at 11:30 a.m. at the gate of the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company plant at Cable and Braddock Avenues. At noon, he will speak at the Wilmerding plant of the Westinghouse Airbrake Company.

Kane to introduce him

After a luncheon at the Penn-McKee Hotel McKeesport, at 12:30 p.m., he will go to Fayette County for a speech at the courthouse in Uniontown at 3:30 p.m. At 6:15, he will broadcast a 15-minute speech over KQV, to be rebroadcast by WCAE at 11:15 p. m. and at 9:00 p.m., he will appear at Syria Mosque. He will leave Pittsburgh at 12:32 a.m.

County Commissioner John J. Kane, pre-convention Truman booster, who seconded his nomination at the Democratic National Convention, will introduce the vice-presidential candidate at the Mosque meeting, which will begin at 8:00 p.m.

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