Kefauver Will Speak Here On Presidential Campaign
New Club Backing Senator
Senator Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn.) will speak to a Memorial Hall audience tomorrow at 2:15 under the auspices of the newly-formed "Kefauver for President" Club. Dixon Donnelly, the Senator's press manager, said that the talk would definitely deal with the coming campaign and its issues.
The "Kefauver for President" Club, the second such College organization formed to support a Democratic hopeful, after Students for Stevenson, plans to open its membership drive immediately after Kefauver speech.
The club, which was approved by the Student Council on Monday, plans to work in close cooperation with Kefauver supporters in Massachusetts. Although it is not directly affiliated with the Young Democratic Club, the two organizations plan to work together and the Kefauverites will participate in the Young Democrats' mock convention on May 12.
Support Any Democrat
"In the event that Senator Kefauver does not receive the Democratic nomination," President Patten said, "Our organization will support the party's choice if we feel that he is a logical and capable candidate."
Kefauver will attend a luncheon at the Faculty Club preceding his speech. After his talk he will go to Boston to confer with party leaders and to deliver a speech at the annual "Award to Youth" banquet at John Hancock Hall.
The Senator was very pleased to accept the invitation of the "Kefauver for President" Club, Donnelly explained, "because he takes a great interest in the youth of America's participation in politics and in their future responsibilities in the government of the country."
The faculty advisers for the new club will be: Professor V. O. Key, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History and Government, and associate professor Arthur Moss, Training Fellow in Business Administration. The Vice-Chairman of the club is Richard L. Tavrow '57 and the Secretary-Treasurer is Morris M. Sherman '57.
Packed House Seen
W. Lewis Patton '57, president of the organization, predicted a "packed house" for the Senator's initial appearance at the University.
"We had asked Kefauver in December to speak here, but because of conflicting engagements, he could not let us know definitely until January. His trip to Boston made it convenlent to speak, Patton said.