At the end of the braaivleis last night I talked to Mr. Tom King, city?
L.S. People waiting to purchase cooked meat.
MCS Native helper busy grilling meat.
M.S. Group of meat cookers at work. In background are waiting buyers.
C.U. A grill of sausages (boerewors) above cooking flames.
M.C.S. Tea ladies hard at it. Possibly two slightly different angles of this.
M.S. Dr. Smit, M.P. East London City, being fussed over by tea ladies.
M.S. Dr. Smit enjoying hot dog and coffee while talking to supporter.
M.S. Dr. Steytler, M.P. Queenstown (by 13 votes) talks to helpers that have travelled from Queenstown to attend the braaivleis - a distance of 150 miles.
M.S. Group in 8 is joined by Clive van Ryneveld M.P. S.L. North.
L.S. Steytler commences to speak to gathering. With him on the stage is Dr. Smit and Mr. T.B. King, chairman of United Party in East London.
M.S. Steytler talking - car roof view.
M.S. Crowd listening
M.S. as above - different section(s).
M.S. Steytler talking again.
M.S. Crowd Applaud at end of speech - may be two shots of different sections.
M.S. Clive thanks Steytler for coming to address the gethering.
L.S. Start of jiving - the evenings amusement for the partys younger supporters.
M.S. Steytler and Clive, together with organisers, thank "Sarge"(Sgt/Maj.Henry() who has been responsible for the supply of cooked meat. Sarge is on right of this group and next to him is Mr. D.W. Glendining-organiser of the function.
M.S. As above - new angle.
M.S. Still a new angle.
M.S. Group of party ticket sellers "rocking" to the music.
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Background: 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.