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Hurricane Breeze
April 29, 1960

Senator Kennedy To Visit Hurricane Friday, May 6

Hurricane will be honored next Friday morning, May 6, when U. S. Senator John F. Kennedy will visit town for a brief address and a get-together with the voters of Putnam and surrounding counties.

Senator Kennedy, Democratic candidate for President of the United States, will appear here in the public square in front of the bank at 8:30 A. M., and in case of rain he will be at the City Building on Virginia Avenue.

The reason for the early 8:30 A. M. appearance in Hurricane is due to the crowded schedule planned for him through the state prior to the May 10th Primary.

Mrs. Kennedy will accompany him, as will local and national press personnel, and radio and television news reporters.

Senator Kennedy, a forceful speaker, is a veteran of fourteen years in the halls of Congress; author of a book, "Profiles in Courage," for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize; and is a veteran of four years' service in the U. S. Navy, where he was seriously wounded during World War II.

Senator Kennedy is a winner in the recent New Hampshire Presidential Primary, and the Wisconsin Primary, where he defeated Senator Humphrey by some 109,000 votes.

Senator and Mrs. Kennedy invite the public to come out and meet them.

Free coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Senator Hubert Humphrey Visits, Makes Brief Talk In Hurricane Friday

Senator Hubert Humphrey, Democratic candidate for nom[i]nation for President in the Primary Election to be held May 10, made a brief stopover in Hurricane Friday morning. The Senator was introduced by Congressman Ken Hechler of the 4th Congressional District.

Senator Humphrey stated in his talk that he had found West Virginians friendly folks, and that in his opinion, the state was not suffering a "dying economy" but that, like other states, there were many things which need to be done to improve employment conditions in the state.

Senator Humphrey commented that West Virginia is a beautiful state and "you should be proud to be West Virginians."

The Senator was accompanied by representatives of the press, radio and television and a crew of staff workers who mingled with the public, and passed out literature and campaign buttons.

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