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Huntington Advertiser
May 2, 1960

Humphrey Returns To City Tomorrow

Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn), will return to Huntington for his fourth visit tomorrow. His latest visit will be climaxed by “Humphrey Evening at Camden Park,” where the senator will speak and meet families of the Cabell-Wayne-Lincoln county area. He will be introduced at the outset of the speaking program by Milton J. Ferguson of Huntington and Wayne, former state tax commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate in 1956.

Sen. Humphrey issued an invitation to the public to meet him at Camden Park, suggesting that entire families attend. The park will be open to the public at 4:30 p. m. Free rides will be provided for youngsters on amusement devices at the park. A Hillbilly band will provide musical entertainment.

The senator will arrive in Huntington tonight and will spend the night here. His schedule for tomorrow follows:

At 6:45 a. m. he will leave the Hotel Frederick by automobile for the Owens-Illinois Glass Co.’s front gate; 7 a. m., arrive at gate and extend greetings to employes [sic]; 7:30 a. m. return to Hotel Frederick; 8 a. m. breakfast at hotel with business and professional group; 9 a. m. tentative visit to factory; 10 a. m. plant gate visit at Huntington Manufacturing Co.; 11 a. m. press, radio and TV conference in executive suite of Hotel Frederick; noon, speech at luncheon meeting of Kiwanis Club at Hotel Frederick.

From 1 p. m. to 2:45 p. m., street tours in downtown area; 2:45 p. m., leave for Houdaille Industries, Inc., 3 p. m. greetings to employes [sic] of Houdaille plant; 3:30 p. m. return to Hotel Frederick; 5 p. m. leave Hotel Frederick for Camden Park with police escort; 5:15 p. m. arrive at Camden Park; 6:30 p. m. speech at Frozen Custard stand platform on the midway of the park; 7:30 p. m., return to Hotel Frederick; 7:45 p. m., private meetings at hotel; 9 p. m., reception staged by executive committees of Wayne, Cabell and Lincoln counties.

Sen. Humphrey will remain overnight again in Huntington. He will take off early Wednesday on a bus tour to Point Pleasant, Ripley, Ravenswood and then Charleston, where he will appear in a televised debate with his opponent, Senator John F. Kennedy (D-Mass). The debate will be televised from 7:30 to 8:30 p. m. over a Charleston TV station.


Here on Friday

Kennedy Schedules Fourth Area Visit

Sen. John F. Kennedy (D-Mass), candidate for president, and seeking the West Virginia presidential preference in the state’s primary election May 10, is returning to Huntington for his fourth visit. Besides visiting Huntington again, the senator will stop at Hurricane, Hamlin, West Hamlin, Salt Rock, Milton, Ona, Barboursville, Ceredo and Kenova.

Sen. Kennedy has added to his West Virginia campaign schedule to fulfill commitments that had to be cancelled last Wednesday when he returned to Washington to vote on a mine safety law.

The senator will return to West Virginia Tuesday evening and will attend a rally in Welch that night. On Wednesday he will make up for cancelled stops at Concord College in Athens, Hinton, Alderson, Ronceverte, Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs.

On Wednesday evening he will participate in a televised debate with his opponent, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn) in Charleston. Thursday’s schedule calls for appearances in Charleston, Beckley, a 4:30 p. m. rally in Oak Hill and a reception at 7:30 p. m. in the Charleston Civic Center.

Friday the senator will visit Huntington towns and villages in the Lincoln-Wayne-Cabell area.


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