Walter O'Brien, Progressive Party nominee from the Tenth District, will share the platform with Professor F. O. Matthiessen tonight when the Harvard Committee for Wallace opens its fall campaign with a rally in Harvard 1 at 7:45 p.m.
O'Brien, who captured the Democratic nomination to oppose Representative Christian A. Herter '15, is expected to emphasize local and domestic issues in his speech, leaving Matthiessen to cover foreign policy and broader national issues from the Wallace viewpoint.
This is the first time O'Brien has run for a major political position, although he has recently served on many local citizen's committees. His campaign will emphasize restored price control, long-range housing and slum clearance programs and repeal of the Taft-Hartley and Selective Service Acts. He has declared himself in favor of a roll-back of price levels, a dollar-an-hour minimum wage, anti-Jim Crow legislation, and a U. N.-without-political-strings.