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Huntington Advertiser
April 19, 1960

Kennedy Will Visit Here and in Wayne

Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass), candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, and Mrs. Kennedy will be guests of Huntington tomorrow night. They will be honored at a public reception in the main ballroom of the Hotel Prichard. The reception is scheduled to start at 8 p. m.

The senator will be paying a return visit to Huntington. He was first here Tuesday, April. 12. Mrs. Kennedy, the former Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, Boston socialite, is regarded as one of the most beautiful American women in public life. She was not with her husband on his first visit here.

Senator Kennedy on departing from Huntington Tuesday evening, April 12, said he would return with “Jackie.” He is making good his promise tomorrow night.

Will Talk At Wayne

Kennedy, traveling by motor cavalcade, will visit Williamson and Wayne before coming to Huntington. His state headquarters in Charleston, and Joe Newman of Wayne, the senator’s Wayne county manager, both announced he will speak in Wayne at the courthouse yard. Kennedy also plans to stroll about Wayne meeting citizens. He is expected to reach Wayne from Williamson about 2 p. m. tomorrow.

The senator’s schedule for all of tomorrow calls for him to visit Beckley on the first stop of a long tour through southern West Virginia. The tour will include stops at Mount Hope, Oak Hill, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Montgomery, Cedar Grove, Cabin Creek, Williamson, Charleston and Huntington.

Senator Kennedy’s subsequent schedule calls for a swing with Mrs. Kennedy through Huntington, Wayne, Williamson and Logan Monday, April 25.

Senator Kennedy and Senator Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn) are on the ballots of the presidential preference primary in West Virginia May 10. Both have been conducting strong campaigns in this state.


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