Columbus Day Dinner from Waldorf Astoria
Wednesday, October 18, 1950
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Manetti begins the evening by discussing scholarships and reading telegrams (from Truman, Dewey, the US ambassador to Italy). Foley gives Pope a Distinguished Service Certificate in honor of his late father, Generoso Pope, for the services which he rendered to his adopted country during the war years. Pope hosts the evening from there on. He discusses the Generoso Pope Scholarship. Ives's speech touches on communism. Impellitteri's speech touches on communism in Italy and his efforts to get Italy in to the United Nations. Pecora's speech is an impassioned screed against communism.
After the reporter's outro, the deputy police commissioner takes the stage
[Incomplete original audio.]
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 68868
Municipal archives id: LT249