At the end of the braaivleis last night I talked to Mr. Tom King, city?
At the end of the braaivleis last night I talked to Mr. Tom King, city Counciller, Chairman of E.L. branch of the United Party, and he expressed his complete satisfaction with the way the evening went off. As a rule Political meetings have only attracted the older folk and this function is new attempt to try to get at the younger set. At a rough estimate I would say there were between five and nine hundred people present - this may not sound many but you must take into consideration the fact that normal City Hall meetings only attract a thousand. The general impression among people I spoke to last nigh was -Give us more "do s" like this and many more will attend and what is so much more important this type of function is not as booring as a great number of political meetings.
I mentioned the youth of the party not as a rule attending meetings, at last nights braaiveleis I would say that one in five were under twenty two.
Tom King feels that if the Party goes about its future business in this manner, it could mean a great deal in its fight back into power.
Regarding Dr. Jan Steytler - who has been in the public eye a great deal since he won the Queenstown seat by 13 votes - let me just say that it is a long time since I have heard a more impressive speaker. Fluent in both languages, he has a manner not unlike the party leader and does not attempt to speak as if he was a person apart. He gives the impression that he is talking to you personally.
All in all then a most enjoyable evening - a perfect mild autumn evening in Marin Glen one of East London a lovliest parks that was turned into a fairylank with coloured lights.