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Adlai E. Stevenson
135 SO.. LA SALLE STREET
February 7, 1958
Dear Mr. Marketos:
I was just informed of your appointment as Honorary Chairman of the executive Committee of the Greek Section, Nationalities Division of the National Democratic Committee.
The post you have been appointed to is an important one, indeed, as it opens the avenues of new opportunities for you and the “National Herald” to enhance the contributions of our fellow-Americans of Greek descent to our common effort on behalf of our great Democratic Party.
Greece, birthplace of our spiritual values and democratic institutions, has furnished our country with citizens whose creative capacity, zeal for perfection and respect for law have molded them under the stimulus of the American spirit of free enterprise and individual initiative, into a dynamic element of our society.
Indeed, it is becoming increasingly evident that by their inherent qualities and great cultural legacy they have won an enviable place in various fields of human endeavor as a consequence of which they have been able to make significant contributions to the well-being of our Nation.
In the light of the foregoing it is apparent that your appointment, in conjunction with your experience, knowledge and ability and the part your noted publication has played for over forty-three years as an interpreter of the ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, assumes a singular importance.
It is in this spirit that I welcome your appointment and extend to you my congratulations fully confident that through your leadership and cooperation as part of the national structure of the Democratic Party, the great number of the Greek-Americans who belong to our ranks will amplify its message among your people and help carry further its mission on behalf of an even greater and stronger-America.
With every good wish, I am,
U. S,. SENATOR JOHN F. KENNEDY
HEADQUARTERS 1106 CONNECTICUT AVE. N.W. WASHINGTON D.C. DISTRICT 7-1717
August 30, 1960
Mr. Bobbis J. Marketos
President and Publisher
National Herald, Inc.
140 West 26th Street
New York, New York
Dr. Mr. Marketos
I am writing to ask your support and cooperation in urging all eligible citizens of voting age to register.
You are aware_, I am certain, that there are 30-40 million citizens in this country who cannot exercise their franchise. Often it is a case of lack of information as to where and when registration takes place. We are conducting an extensive drive in all areas to reach everyone with this essential information.
I know your readers would respond to editorials urging them to participate in this essential domestic process of casting a vote.
This is a crucial time when Communist propaganda throughout the world claims that democracy Is failing because often one-half of the citizens of this great country do not vote. In the free countries of Europe^ the percentage of those voting far surpasses that in the United States. In the countries behind the Iron Curtain people cannot exercise the privilege of the ballot. We must demonstrate to the entire world that the United States has confidence in its way of life by fully exercising our franchise.
I hope you will let me have your suggestions for stimulating new registrations.
John F. Kennedy
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