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Weirton Daily Times
May 4, 1960

Sen. Humphrey to Face Busy Schedule in Area

At Center Thursday Morning

U. S. Senator Hubert H. Humphrey's schedule for tomorrow, which includes visits to Weirton, Wellsburg, Bethany and Wheeling, was announced today by Herbert Waters, Administrative Assistant to the Senator.

After a television debate at 8:30 p.m. today in Charleston with Senator John F. Kennedy, his opponent in the West Virginia presidential primary May 10, Senator Humphrey will fly to the Wheeling airport, arriving about midnight.

He will spend the night at the Fort Steuben Hotel in Steubenville, then be guest of honor at 8 a.m., Thursday at a reception and coffee hour at the Weirton Community Center. He will make a brief address, receive the key to the city from Mayor David T. Frew and personally greet all those present.

He will leave at 9 a. m. for Wellsburg, where he will speak at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Eighth and Charles Streets. He will move on to Bethany College for a convocation and reception at 10:15 a.m.

At noon he will make a television appearance in Wheeling, then speak in the downtown section following a concert by the Wheeling High School band. Another convocation and reception will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Wheeling College. The Minnesota Democrat will depart by air at 5:30 p.m. for an evening meeting in Morgantown.

At the age of 49, Senator Humphrey is regarded as one of the nation's leading experts on foreign policy, a champion of human rights, an advocate of economic expansion and an authority on political thory and practice. His colleagues in the Senate regard him as one of the ablest men ever to serve in that body, and he has the respect even of those who don't always share his views.

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