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Packed House at Giant Demo Rally.
The Newhall Signal and Saugus Enterprise | Thursday, November 3, 1960.
The Citizens for Kennedy dinner and rally packed the Tex Williams Village Wednesday night as over 500 enthusiastic Democrats gathered from Newhall-Saugus, Antelope Valley and San Fernando to hear a host of speakers, including Ted Kennedy, youngest brother of Senator John Kennedy, hopefully predict victory for their party in the November elections.
Chairman of the San Fernando Valley Citizens for Kennedy Clubs, Burt Moffat, attended to the evening's formalities and then turned the speakers rostrum over to Attorney General Stanley Mosk.
Mosk called on the Democrats to stand on the party record in handling the depression, WWII and the Korean situation, and attacked the charges that Senator Kennedy is inexperienced by pointing out that other inexperienced men such as Franklin Roosevelt proved able enough leaders.
Mrs. Elizabeth Abernatty, National Director of the Program for Peace and a member of the Democrat National Committee, spoke of Senator Kennedy's policies for peace, and was followed to the rostrum by Dr. Frank Sullivan, Professor of English at Loyola University who lauded President Roosevelt's programs for handling the problems of the depression era.
The highlight speaker of the evening was young Tom [sic: Ted] Kennedy, the western regional director of his brother's campaign. Kennedy related tales of ski jumping and bronco riding in behalf of his brother's bid for the Presidency, and then as he turned his speech to key issues of the campaign in a manner surprisingly similar in diction, content and delivery to that of his brother, he was frequently interrupted by applause.
The Democratic candidate for the 21st District Congressman, Rudd Brown, and incumbent 41st District Assemblyman Tom Carrell arrived in time to address the rally.
Vice Chairman of the Newhall-Saugus and Antelope Valley Citizens for Kennedy Club Mrs. Kay Martell, who had welcomed the more than 500 Democrats that turned out, brought the meeting to a close by appealing to them to get out and work for victory in November.
News story courtesy of Bruce McFarland.