Election 1944: Truman, Wallace to share speaking platform tonight (10-31-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (October 31, 1944)


Truman, Wallace to share speaking platform tonight

New York (UP) –
Senator Harry S. Truman and Vice President Henry A. Wallace will speak from the same platform here tonight for the first time since Mr. Truman displaced Mr. Wallace in the No. 2 position in the Democratic Party.

Both moved into New York to appear at a rally in Madison Square Garden after campaign tours calling for the reelection of President Roosevelt.

WCAE will broadcast the rally at 10:30 p.m. EWT.

Tonight’s rally apparently was intended to be a demonstration of party unity which would allay any discontent which may have persisted among Wallace supporters.

Mr. Truman reached New York after an 8,000-mile tour in which he spoke in 13 states around the rim of the country since he left New Orleans on his campaign swing three weeks ago. He will speak at Parkersburg, West Virginia, tomorrow night and at Pittsburgh Thursday.

Mr. Truman completed the New England lap of his tour last night at Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where he again acclaimed President Roosevelt’s war leadership and said it was “always poor policy to send in substitutes when you have a winning team on the field.”

Mr. Truman also said the record of Senator David I. Walsh (D-MA), who has just announced his support of the Democratic ticket, was isolationist but that the Democrats had “a chance to reform” Mr. Walsh.