Ountg Jemtcratit Club of Leon County
Room 426 Centennial Building
President October 2, 1952
ROY T. RHODES
DR. ROBERT E. LEE,
Honorable William G. Carleton
University of Florida
Some time ago I appointed a Program Committee to plan a series of
interesting and valuable programs for this fall in connection with
the national campaign. We sponsored the Sparkman rally here and had
a fairly successful rally. Next Tuesday, October 7, Claude is going
to speak here in the band shell on behalf of the ticket and we are
presently planning to have his speech broadcast over several stations,
particularly in .'est Florida. Near the end of the campaign, between
the 28th of October and the 3rd of November, we're having another good
rally with LeRoy Collins (who is militantly for the ticket this time)
and possibly Dan McCarty.
Without my interference or suggestion, and without any undue influence,
duress, or coercion, the Committee has asked me to invite you for a
speech in between Claude's speech on the 7th and Collins' speech on
the 28th. We would like to have it on the 21st, 22nd, or 23rd of October.
If that is not possible, then Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of the
following week. In the event you can't make it the week of the 21st,
then we will simply push LeRoy's up to the night before election, which
will be entirely satisfactory to him.
Bill, vtIat we plan to do, if you will be gracious enough to accept,
will be to ask you to speak on foreign policy to help clear up some
of the misunderstood issues in that regard. It could be any one of
your lectures in international relations or anything you care to talk
about. This would be a banquet of the Young Democrat Club of Leon
County in the Hotel Duval with from three to four people present.
We would like to have your permission to broadcast the speech locally
here or even wider coverage if you have no objection. However, we will
certainly abide by your wishes in that regard.
The Young Democratic Clubs of Florida and The Young Democratic Clubs of America
Honorable William G. Carleton -2- October 2, 1952
We would be able to give you a small honorarium, plus a suite at the Duval
with the hope that you would be able to spend the night._...
It will be no trouble at all to sell three or four hundred tickets that'ss
the capacity of the hotel dining room) because I find that you are well
and favorably known in these parts and men like Al Block, for example, say
they will take a block of twenty or thirty tickets to the banquet. This
is not to be a fund raising banquet at all. It's merely going to be a
"Dutch treat" banquet to hear a man talk who knows, first, the subject
about which he will speak, and, secondly, knows how to say it in a most
Bill, I do hope you can make it. It's been too long since a lot of us
heard you. speak, and you know that there are a lot of clouds and cob-
webs covering the real issues today which a speaker like you could dispel
and cut away. I would appreciate it if you would let me know as quickly
as you can upon receipt of this so that proper and thorough preparations
can be made.
Kindest personal regards, and always
Your friend and admirer,
Earl Faircloth, President
Young Democratic Club of Leon County