Tom Little
The Tennessean, September 21, 1960
Tom Little Collection
Vanderbilt University Special Collections
President John F. Kennedy was in Nashville on September 21, 1960, speaking at the State Fair and at the War Memorial Building. At the fair, Kennedy spoke to the need for price support for farmers. At War Memorial, his focus was on the "New Frontier" for rebuilding America, citing the Tennessee Valley Authority program as an example of American imagination and courage. He also referenced the need for resource development around the world to eliminate poverty and insure world peace and freedom. Here, the cartoonist depicts a figure that is a cross between a democrat (donkey ears) and a republican (elephant trunk), carrying topics of interest to the public, including welfare (pauper's oath), defense, foreign policy and the Tennessee Valley Authority.