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Charleston Gazette
April 15, 1960

Kennedy Plans Return to State

Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass) will return to West Virginia next week for a three-day tour, including his first campaigning in the northern part of the state and more appearances in southern counties.

His rival in the state’s May 10 presidential preference primary, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn), is not due back in the state until the following week.

Kennedy’s schedule calls for visits to Clarksburg, Fairmont and Morgantown on Monday; Wheeling all day Tuesday, and Beckley, Mount Hope, Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Gauley bridge [sic], Montgomery, Charleston and Huntington on Wednesday.

He is scheduled to arrive in Clarksburg Sunday night and spend the night there, but has no appearances scheduled until Monday morning. Kennedy’s headquarters here announced the following schedule:

Clarksburg—Monday, 8:25 a.m., television appearance; 9 a.m., coffee hour and meeting at Stonewall Jackson Hotel; 10:30 a.m., tour of Hazel-Atlas glass plant; 11:15 a.m., leave for Fairmont by automobile.

Fairmont—Noon, public meeting in theater; street tour after meeting; 1:15 p.m. luncheon; 2 p.m., tour of Owens-Illinois glass plant; 2:30 p.m., leave for Morgantown by automobile.

Kennedy’s headquarters said details of his Monday afternoon schedule in Morgantown have not been completed. He will fly to Wheeling Monday night and spend the night there.

Also remaining to be worked out is his all-day schedule in Wheeling Tuesday. He will fly from Wheeling to Beckley Tuesday night. Following is his Wednesday schedule:

About 8:45 a.m., street tour in Mount Hope; 9:45 a.m., news conference in Oak Hill; 10:50 a.m., public meeting at courthouse in Fayetteville; 11:45 a.m., public meeting at Gauley Bridge High School; 1 p.m., public meeting at Montgomery High School.

From Montgomery, he will go to Charleston, then on to Huntington for a public meeting Wednesday evening at a location that will be announced later. He will fly back to Washington Wednesday night.


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