The Pittsburgh Press (October 30, 1944)
Will speak in Providence tonight
Boston, Massachusetts (UP) –
Senator Harry S. Truman, Democratic candidate for Vice President, winds up the New England leg of his campaign tour today with a reply to Governor Thomas E. Dewey’s references to the “Roosevelt depression.”
After two days in Massachusetts, Mr. Truman’s schedule called for him to motor to Providence, Rhode Island, today and to address a party rally tonight. He will speak in New York’s Madison Square Garden tomorrow night.
During his two days in Massachusetts, the nominee appeared at party rallies at Fall River, New Bedford, Worcester, Lawrence and Lynn.
The failure of Senator David I. Walsh of Massachusetts, anti-administration Democrat, to appear at the Worcester meeting provoked speculation over his political intentions, but he silenced rumors by greeting Mr. Truman at Lawrence yesterday and announcing that he was “heart and soul for the success of our entire ticket.”
Earlier, Chairman Robert E. Hannegan of the Democratic National Committee, who conferred with Mr. Truman here yesterday, had a telephone conversation with Mr. Walsh.