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President Speaks at Madison Square Garden Salute

May 20, 1962 - President Kennedy appealed last night for the election of a Congress in sympathy with his Administration’s goals and programs. The alternative, he said, is a continuation of the inertia and inaction that has prevailed in Washington since 1938 because of the delicate balance between Presidents and Congresses. Mr. Kennedy’s appeal was the climax of an evening of entertainment and good humor at a Democratic fund-raising salute to the President at Madison Square Garden. The audience had been entertained by a glittering array of show people, and Mr. Kennedy drew laughter by remarking that when his father had expressed acid views about some businessmen, he “always exempted show business.”

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