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President Honors Ohio Governor Michael V. DiSalle on his 54th birthday

Jan. 6, 1962 - President Kennedy told Ohio Democrats tonight that his Administration was pledged to progress, particularly in the fields of medical care and education. “In the Congress of the United States this year, we are going to add programs that will serve our people,” Mr. Kennedy promised. He spoke to more than 3,000 diners at a $100-a-plate dinner honoring Ohio Governor Michael V. DiSalle on his 54th birthday. Mr. Kennedy’s speech was a partisan effort in which he pictured the Democrats as the party of progress and concern for the needs of the people. High among these needs, he said, was assistance to students eligible for college but financially unable to attend. In 1970, he said, the number of students seeking college entrance will be double what it is today. Yet, he said, the annual cost per student already has risen to $1,650 a year.

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