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Republicans Have Candidates
Democrats Must Run on Issues
WASHINGTON-Republicans now have age, he met the folks and they had a
the candidates and Democrats must run rallying point in a world famous leader of
on the issues. men. When the Senator also presented
That is why many Democratic leaders them with a moral issue-a handicap in
v 4t fi nd n l - I- November-he was through.



expectW to za a jcago a neavy eie-
gate sentiment for a draft of President
They figure it this way:
The President is their only possibility who
can match his international stature and
personal force with that of Gen. Dwight D.
He is the most articulate spokesman for
the broad base of Democratic policy which
has five times won the White House.
At the same time, Democrats antici-
pate strong delegate resistance to any at-
tempt, by Mr. Truman or others, to give
them a nominee they do not know well or
do not feel is a winner, either because of
his voting record or personality.
If the Republican conclave just concluded
proved nothing else, it showed how strongly
national convention delegates are influenced
by the desire to win. They want a candidate
who looks like a winner. They will resist any
handicaps they can perceive, exactly as Re-
publican delegates last week refused to be
saddled with the GOP Southern delegate
system, once they got a good look at it.
Political currents are contagious. Dele-
gates, led by 25 elected governors, have just
nominated Eisenhower and Sen. Richard M.
Nixon. Delegates next week, led by 23 gov-
ernors, are certain to apply the chilly can-
he-win test to the slates now being whipped
up here by the kingmakers including ad-
ininistration appointees and lawyers with
lush Washington law practices.
Nor are the rank and file of Democrats,
so well-fed, well-clothed and well-housed for
two decades, likely to warm up to elderly
"caretaker" candidates. Even if successful
against odds, such men-the vice president,
the speaker-would depend heavily on re-
gents chosen from their intimates who are
largely unknown to the politicians who must
do business with Washington.
It is now clear that Sen. Robert A. Taft's
"cmpaign suffered from Potomac fever. He
had with him the men best known here
in his party, its principal senators. In
Washington he seemed invincible. In Chi-

The Democrats are not so lucky. They
have been well-educated in the value of their
issues by Roosevelt and Truman who beamed
them-with malice aforethought-over the
heads of party leaders to large blocs of
voters. They do not have their obvious
Mrs. Truman has an iron will, and the
President has plainly been enjoying the re-
laxation of renunciation.
Should they resist all pressures, no mat-
ter how confused the scene, the situation
must of course be resolved another way.
Certain facts can be fished out of a sea of
wishful thinking.
The draft-Stevenson drive has lost its
steam. Gov. Adlai Stevenson has largely
contributed to that. The President is an-
noyed with him.
The President is under heavy pressure to
announce for the only red hot New Deal
candidate Averell Harriman, his adviser on
foreign policy. But Harry Truman of Grand-
view, Mo., finds it hard to believe in Mr.
Harriman of Wall Street as a winner against
Ike Eisenhower of Abilene, Kans.
Sen. Estes Kefauver believes sincerely in
his grass roots appeal, faces the fact of presi-
dential coolness, has found no way to resolve
the situation in his own favor. He will hang
on and hope.
Sen. Robert S. Kerr is fishing hard in the
troubled waters with all his great personal
resources'4 and his White House Laison:
Clark Clifford, former Truman counsel.
Vice President Alben Barkley and Speak-
er Sam Rayburn insist they would be as
strong candidates as senators so much
their junior.
Sen. Richard B. Russell's case is weaken-
ed by the strong Eisenhower appeal to the
South. Most Democrats now want at all
costs to strengthen their case in the pivotal
states where they figure they can beat Eisen-
hower through his ignorance of domestic
(Copyright, 1952, by the Bell Syndicate)


A RARE TREAT was afforded those who
heard Prof. John Kollen play three
piano sonatas of Schubert last night at the
Rackham Lecture Hall in the third faculty
concert of the summer. The nature of the
music, which seems unashamed of some real
'Viennese schmaltz,' lent itself to the gen-
eral atmosphere of informality, and even
an occasional lapse of memory by Mr.
Kollen somehow served to enhance this feel-
ing. Under such circumstances, and in the
face of such an undertaking, the use of
music would have been fully justified.
The sonatas played were the G Major,
dated 1826, and the C Minor and A Major,
both composed (along with the last in B
fiat) in September of 1828, two months be-
fore Schubert's death. From the opening
chords one sensed Mr. Kollen's sympathetic
feeling toward this music, which was evi-
denced by his emphasis on the warm sonori-
ties of the lower registers of the instrument
and his sound understanding of the essen-
tially lyric quality. In focusing attention
on the subtleties of phrasing Prof. Kollen
nkgated the technical aspects of playing,

although a bit more musical thinking ahead
would help unify Schubert's writing, which
is somewhat over-sectionalized by digressive
In some of the passages employing sus-
tained chords the intentions of the per-
former were somewhat vague and diffi-
cult to comprehend, especially in the final
movement of the G Major and the second
movement of the C Minor. However, Schu-
bert provided a running accompaniment
most of the time which helped solve this
problem. The final movements of the C
Minor and A Major sonatas were especial.
ly delightful, and one found himself won-
dering what the words to these melodies
might have been-such was the lyricism
of execution.
The net result of the concert was a thor-
oughly enjoyable as well as highly enllight-
ening evening. More such musical explora-
tions should be undertaken in such 'seats
of learning' as ours, where the edification as
well as entertainment of the audience is of
greater importance than the box office.
--Tom Reed

CHICAGO-Even in the jubilant after-
math of Gen. Eisenhower's triumph, the
bitterness still filled the Republican conven-
tion hall. Although Sen. Robert A. Taft was
a wonderfully good sport about it, the rank
and file of the Republican Old Guard are
taking their resounding defeat as badly as
For the first time, a Republican candi-
date has been nominated without any
compromise or deal with any Old Guard
faction or group; and that basically, is
why the bitterness is so great. These re-
porters would venture the opinion that this
very fact is one of the greatest advantages
Eisenhower carries into his campaign for
the Presidency.
Most people think the envenomed fight
here has hurt the Republican party by dis-
playing its divisions. These reporters would
argue, rather, that Gen. Eisenhower's can-
didacy has been helped by the public spec-
tacle of the whole Republican Old Guard
angrily fighting Eisenhower, by fair means
and foul, and every step of the way.
The reasons for this heretical view are
contained in the story of the past, and in
the picture of the national Republican
party that this convention has offered.
From 1940 onward, the Republicans have
offered the country moderate, progressive
candidates-"me too" men and "leftists" in
the language of the Old Guard. But in 1940,
in 1944 and in 1948, these moderate, progres-
sive Republican candidates were invariably
forced, for many reasons, to compromise, to
fudge, to mumble and to be insincere, be-
cause of the surviving Old Guard power in
the party.
TAKE THE CASE of Dewey in 1948. He lost,
say the Old Guardsmen, because he ran
a "me too" campaign. In fact, he lost be-
cause of the farm vote. Roy Dunn of Min-
nesota and other farm state leaders begged
him on bended knees to make a forthright,
powerful farm speech, plainly promising the
farmers they would lose none of their gains
of the last 20 years. Dewey himself wanted
to do so. The Old Guard influence inter-
vened. And Dewey lost the farm vote and
lost the election because, if you like, he was
not "me too" enough.
The plain truth of the matter is that
the Republican Old Guardsmen have been
like large, elderly albatrosses around the
neck of each successive Republican candi-
date. Among the broad masses of Ameri-
can voters, they have consistently aroused
the fear that the Republican party's Me-
turn to power will mean a return to the
smug reaction and the suicidal Isolation-
ism that marked Republican party policy
in the 1920s. Eisenhower, the Republican
candidate nominated over the Old Guard's
united opposition, is the first of the party's
nominees to enter the lists with no alba-
Here, in this convention there has been
visual proof that this is so. This convention
has revealed a, lusty, sani and realistic Re-
publican party whose existence would hardly
be suspected by any one watching the mis-
leadingly conspicious antics of the Nean-
derthal Republicans in Congress.
** 0
BY AN ACCIDENT of political geography,
the Republican Old Guardsmen and ex-
tremists are over-represented in the Con-
gress, and especially in the Senate. Here in
Chicago, the right-wing Congressional Re-
publicans have been in Sen. Taft's corner,
almost to the last man. But we have also
seen here no less than 25 Republican gov-
ernors, most of them young but vigorous and
progressive, representing a grass-roots Re-
publican party quite different from the oft-
en-sorry party the Congress shows. And of
these governors, no less than 22 have been
in the general's corner from the start.
No party that can muster 25 such gover-
nors is necessarily a minority party. Their

mere existence implies that the Republicans
can carry national elections, if Republican
national candidates will only tackle national
problems in the spirit of these governors
tackling their state problems. And develop-
ing and insisting upon this kind of a cam-
paign is now the great problem confront-
ing Gen. Eisenhower.
Every kind of fudging and dishonesty,
every kind of shrillness and cheap appeal,
will now be urged upon him as good poli-
tics. He is inexperienced as a campaigner,I
and he may fall victim to these false ad-
visers as others have before him. But let
him stand forward for what he is-a great
American, humane sensibly but not ven-
omously conservative, broad in vision,
speaking for honesty, fairness and large-
mindedness in government. And then he
will win.
For this very reason, these reporters would
also say that the most interesting news of
this convention was the news of General
Eisenhower's trip east from Denver. Those
who accompanied him say that it was like
watching a horse that has stumbled badly
getting his feet under him again and begin-
ning his rush down the straightaway. In
other words, on this short journey, he seemed
already to have learned the campaigner's
lessons. If the event proves this to be cor-
rect, the country will see Eisenhower for
what he is. And the Republicans will as last
have the great prize within their grasp.
(Convright 1952. New York Herald Tribune Inc.)

ettepi to (tle C dtlor
Student Rights " . * There Mist Be Some Better Way To Do This" fortunately no one seems to do
anything about it. The outrageous
To The Editor: way in which the South Quad-
rangle's occupants have been
AS A MEMBER of the National treated should be the concern of
Co-ordinating Committee of everyone including the Univer-
the National Student's Conference IIoW sity's officials who seem to be, for
for peace, academic freedom and very convenient reasons, oblivious
equality, I had the opportunity to 45to the true facts. Well, here they
eqalty Iha teoporuntyto are, kind sirs ..
attend their planning meeting in Irp, th sum, rc.
Phlaepha w wek go I pay the sum, ridiculous or
Philadelphia two weeks ago. otherwise, of $166 for a double
This organization that emerged room with no wash basin. This
out of a national conference of amount of greenbacks is also sup-
students at Madison, W npssed to assure me of the fol-
stdnsa aioWisconsin tfr lowing items: three meals a day,
last April, had survived the sea maid service once a week, and the
of degrading slander, diversified use of the quadrangle's facilities.
political convictions, and the var- Indeed I am privileged to re-
ious other waves of administrative , g ceive the three meals a day, but
difficulty that confronts any in- only after standing in enormou
lines which= sometimes reach clear
-7f ant organization. How and for back to the main lounge. I have
what purpose has this energetic, act se mn and wome
sincre goupof sudets min-actually seen men and women
sincere group of students main- -r walk shorter distances to be mar-
tained themselves as a group? rield, let alone to eat a meal. I
As first stated at Madison and can not even eat with my friends
later many times reiterated at if they are unfortunate enough to
Philadelph, the fate of the Amer- live in another house . .'. The
ican student will be the ba- meals we get are absolutely out
rometer of the fate of the Ameri- of this world-Tuesday's uneaten
can people.' The American stu- hamburgers are given to us ion
dent today who is trying to get Friday. Monday's delicious chop
an education in the face of abuses suey is thrown at us again on
of academic freedom, of the in- Wednesday, and Saturday's chip-
tegrity and equality of the in- ped beef is fed to us again on the
dividual, and further more in the .- ,, .. following Monday .
face of world chaos and destruc- They say that there is a maid
tion has come to the realization that can be easily undertaken by In the fall the National Student assigned to the floor which I oc-
that he must first lead the fight interested individuals and student Conference is again planning a cupy. If that is true would some-
emancipate himself from these groups: national convention and organiza- one please show her where room
abuses and then, min due course, di 1. Support of the Olympic games, tional meeting. The place is not, No. 8309 is located because I would
firo t etmofte wrlhhihthmslvsseitesxa-as yet determined. All interested like to have my room cleaned at
pIe for the major world powers to students are invited to attend. For least once before the semester ter-
I have answered first and sec- join together peacefully and settle anyone desiring any further infor- minates.
ond questions that I posed. The their differences over the confer- mation, the address is: National I can not complain about the
"how" part isn't as theoretical or ence table instead of the battle- Student Conference, 2008 E. 13th dorm facilities. The elevators
high sounding. These students, by field. St., Brooklyn, N. Y. work like a charm-once a week.
great sacrifices in time, effort and 2. Each campus to have an Aca- I feel that this organization Many times I have been forced
in many cases, money, maintained demic Freedom Week wherein ac- and its activities is of vital interest to walk eight flights of stairs to
a national office in New York City, tivities will include addresses by to every thinking American Stu- get to my beautiful, enchanting
carried on communications with all speakers, inter-racial and reli- dent today. I strongly urge that room.
campus organizations and individ- gious get-togethers, where all you take an active part in its ever My dear house mothers, resi-
uals seeking information, and abuses will protested against with- increasing activities. dent advisors, and dietitians -
published a newspaper, Student out administration interference. Sidney B. Weiner when do we look for improvements
Voice. This was all done for us and For summer activity and pro-* * for this sad situation? Why, oh
by us, the student body of the jects, these two definite projects why aren't more fraternity houses
Universities and Colleges of the Dorm System . . . open for the summer?
United States, along with action taken on any .
evidences of abuses of academic To The Editor: Are there any solutions to the
To hasten the" acquisition of freedcm and equality (such as the problem? .. .
these undisputably noble goals, the Enos Christiani killing at N. Y. U.) EVERYONE TALKS about the Sherwin S. Goldstein
National Student Conference is will occupy sufficiently, the time poor dormitory system at the '56 Pharmacy
sponsoring a number of projects of those students interested. University of Michigan, but un- 8309 Van Tyne House

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on Saturday).
In honor of the Summer Session stu-
dents, President and Mrs. Harlan H.
Hatcher are holding an informal reecep-
tion at their home from eight until ten
o'clock on Thursday evening, July 17.
All students are cordially invited.
Students, College of Engineering: The
final day for dropping courses without
record will be Friday, July 18. A course
may be dropped only with the permis-
sion of the classifier after conference
with the instructor.
On Stage: "Winterset" by Maxwell
Anderson, July 23-26; "Second Thres-
hold" by Philip Barry, July 30-Aug. 2
and a comic opera, "The Merry Wives
of Windsor," by Otto Nicolai, presented
by the Department of Speech at the
Lydia, Mendelssohn Theatre. Tickets for
all performances are on sale now at
the Mendelssohn box office from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kaffeestunde: All students of German
and others interested in spoken Ger-
man are invitedrto attend an informal
group which will meet in the Michigan
Union Tap Room Monday's and Wed-
nesdays from 4 to 5 o'clock. A member
of the department will be present to
assist, but no formal programs are
Cercle Francais: The Cercle Francais
of the Summer Session meets every
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in the
Henderson Room of the Michigan Lea-
gue. The meetings offer a varied pro-
gram of songs, games and short talks
in French on topics of general interest,
as well as the opportunity for informal
conversation and recreation. All stu-
dents, faculty members, and summer
residents who are interested inFrance
and things French are cordially invited
to participate in any or all of the ac-
tivities of the Cercle.
The Artist's Viewpoint including "The.
City" (Museum of Modern Art), paint-
ings from the Whitney Museum of
American Art and works from the Per-
manent Collection. Through July 28 at
the Museum of Art Galleries, Alumni
Memorial Hall. Weekdays, 9-5, Sundays,
2-5. The public is welcome.
Approved Social Event for the coming
weekend: July 19, 1l952-Phi Delta Phi,
Record Dance, 50Z Madison.
Personnel Requests
The Farm Journal and Farmer's Wife
Magazine has an opening with the be-
ginning of the school term in Septem-
ber for a young man who has an auto-
mobile for contacting Vocational Agri-
culture and Home Economics Instruc-
tors in the high schools in the state
of Michigan inconnection with their
school newspaper the Pathfinder. A

law. Announcement may be seen at the
Bureau of Appointments.
The Chase National Bank of New York
would be interested in hearing from
young men who are going into military
service soon and who would like to make
a career of banking at the end of their
tour with the military.
The State of Michigan Civil Service
Commission announces an examination
for corrections officer are now being
given. Applications are being filed at
any time but must be filed at least ten
days prior to the scheduled examina-
tion date. For further details an an-
nouncement of this examination and
qualifications desired may be seen at the
Bureau of Appointments.
Ball Office supply Company, Ann Ar-
bor, specializing in the sales and main-
tenance of office equipment is in need
of a young man on a permanent basis
with management ability for both in-
side and outside sales work
Rayonier, Inc., Research Division,
Shelton, Washington would like to hear
from PhD in chemistry men for posi-
tions in reasearch laboratories. They ae
also recruiting people with BSc and
MSc in chemistry or chemical engi-
neering. Very good opportunity for peo-
pie who desire to live in the west. Firm
does research and development in the
fields of chemical wood cellulose, vis-
cose and acetate rayon, resins and plas-
tics and organic chemicals for special
applications. Shelton is just north of
Olmpia, the state capital. Applications
are available at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, where further information may
be obtained about this opportunity.
There is an opening for a part-time
engineers and technician at the Elec-
tronic Control Corporation. Hours are
flexible. Work would be in Ann Arbor.
The Hamilton Standard Division,
United Aircraft Corporation, Windsor
Locks, Connecticut has attractive job
offers in engineering (all types) In its
research and development program in
commercial aircraft and military air-
craft such as aircraft refrigeration
units, auxiliary drives and pumps, jet
fuel controls and starts, propellers for
turbine engines and others.
Political Science Discussion. Dr. Lewis
Paul Todd, Editor of, Social Education,
will speak and lead a discussion on
"The Social Studies and the Cold War"
this afternoon at 4:00 in the East Con-
ference Room of Rackham. All Educa-
tion and Social Studies students wel-
Conference on Elementary Education.
"Why the Nationwide Concern about
Reading and the Nature of the Im-
provements Needed." Professor William
S. Gray. 9:00 a.m., Michigan Union Ball-
Summer Education Conference. Morn-
ing: 'HelgSniputd
ing: Students Learn Through Emo-
tional Adjustment." Louis E. Raths,
Professor of Education, New York Uni-
versity, 9:00 a.m.; Schorling Auditor-
Library conference luncheon, 12:15
p.m.; Book Talks, 2:15 p.m., Michigan
League dining room.
Afternoon conferences, 2:00 p.m.;
Evaluation of Secondard Schools, 3002
University High School; Physical Edu-
cation, 2015 University High School;
Pupil Adjustment, 2432 University Ele-
mentary School; School Finance, 1430
University Elementary School.

Speech Assembly. "Modern Theories
of Stuttering." John Wiley, Director
Speech and Hearing Laboratory, Uni-
versity of Nebraska. 3:00 p.m., Rack-
ham Amphitheater.
Symposium on Heat Transfer. "De
sign Consideration and Problems with
Refractory Alloys under High Temper-
ature Conditions - a Metallurgist's
Viewpoint." J. W. Freeman, Associate
Professor of Chemical and Metallurgi-
cal Engineering. 3:00 p.m., 311 West
Engineering Building.
Modern Views of Mand and Society.
"The Social and Educational Implica-
tions of Religion Today." Panel: Right
Reverend Richard S. Emrich, Bishop of
the Dioces of Michigan, Protestant
Episcopal Church; President Harlan
Hatcher; Frank L. Huntley (modera-
tor),Chairman, Board of Governors,
Student Relgious Association. 4:15
p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
Symposium on Biological Regulation.
"The Role of tie Adrenal Cortex in
Homeostasis." Dwight J. Ingle, Re-
search Physiologist, the Upjohn Com-
pany. 3:00 p.m., 1300 Chemistry Build-
Academic Notices
Seminar in Aeronautics: Part III -
"The Stability of Poiseuille Flows," by
Gilles M. Corcos, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday.
July 16, Room 1500. All interested are
Preliminary Examinations in the De-
partment of English Language and Lit-
erature will be given on Friday, July
18th, Monday, July 21st, Friday, July'
25th, and Monday, July 28th from 8:30
to 11:30 a.m. For the first examination,
students are asked to report to the Eng-
lish Office. Students who expect to take
the Preliminary Examinations this sum-
mer should confer with Professor Lit-
zenberg immediately.
Biological Symposium: Technical
Seminar by Professor Carroll M. Wil-
lims on "Hormonal-Enzymatic Control
of the Pupal Diapause of the Cecropia
Silkworm." Wed. July 16, 4:15 p.m.,
1300 Chem. Bldg.
Doctoral Examination for James Jo-
seph McLaughlin, Education; theist
"The Mathematics for the Teacher of
Vocational Agriculture," Thursday,
July 17, East Council Room, Rackham
Building, at noon. Chairman, F. D.
Concerts -
Collegium Musicum: under the direc-
tion of Louise Cuymer, will present a
program at 8:30 Wednesday evening,
July 16, in the Rackham Assembly Hall.
It will be divided into three parts: music
for harpsichord, music illustrating or-
namentation and realization in the
16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and chor-
al music of the 16th and 17th centuries.
The SummerMadrigal Choir, Harold
Decker, conductor, will assist in the
presentation of the secular music of
the 16th and 17th centuries. The con-
cert will be open to the general public.
Oratorio Class under the direction of
HaroldHaugh, will present Hydn's
"Creation" at 7:30 Thursday evening,
July 17, in the First Congregational
Churhc .The program will be open to
the general , public.

conducted by Dr. William D. Revell!,
will present an outdoor concert "Or
the Mall" (the steps of the Rackham
Building( on Wednesday, July 16. at
7:30 p.m. In case of rain the concert
will be held in Hill Auditorium at 8:30
The program will include:
"The Trumpeters"
....a trumpet quartet by E. Leidzen
"Arioso" .............. by J. S. Bach
"Cortege and Scherzo"s
.......by M. P. Moussorgsky
Marches "King Henry" . by K. L. King
and "On the Quarterdeck"
.~by K. Alford
"Fantasy on American
Sailing Songs" .... by C. Grundman ,
Selections from "The
King and I".........by R. Rodgers
Museum of Art. The artist's view-
point. July 8-28.
General Library. Books which have
influenced the modern world,
Museum of Archaeology. Ancient
Egypt and Rome of the Empire.
Museums Building. Rotunda exhibit.
Some museum techniques.
Michigan Historical Collections, 160
Rackham Building. The changing Cam-
Clements Library. American books
which have influenced the modern mind
(through September 1).
Architecture Building. Student work.
Events Today
Mr. Rudolph Martinak will present
ballroom dancing lessons tonight, July
16th, and every Wednesday night un-
til July 30th, in the League Ballroom.
Beginners are requested to come at
p.m. and intrmediates at 8 p.m.
Coming Events
University of Michigan Sailing Club
meeting Thursday, July 17. Room 3-A,
Michigan Union, at 7:30 p.m. Plans for
going to Wisconsin Regatta this week-
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WASHINGTON-While the Republicans
were picking their candidate in Chi-
cago, President Truman finally decided on
some candidates of his own.
And while he doesn't want to run him-
self, he has decided that he may change
his mind--under certain circumstances.
These circumstances are if any one of the
following Democrats appear likely to get
the nomination:
1. Sen. Russell of Georgia-the President
has the highest personal regard for Rus-
sell, considers him one of the ablest men
in the Senate, has remarked privately that
if it wasn't for the race issue he could be the
best candidate for the Democratic party. But
the President knows that Russell would lose
most of the Northern votes, and he is de-
termined to see the Democrats win.
2. Sen. Bob Kerr of Oklahoma-again,
Truman is fond of Kerr personally, but
he is also fully aware of Kerr's intimate
links with the big oil and gas lobbies and
knows the wires Kerr pulled to hike the
price of gas to most of the nation,
3. Vice President Barkley-If it wasn't
for his age, the President would probably be
for him. Barkley has stuck to the basic lib-
eralism of the Democratic party more faith-
fully than any other Southern leader. But
Truman is realistic and doesn't think the
Amparin nannla m rniA rnm,. apnnda . n

direction of any of these four candidates,
the President is ready to reverse himself
and throw his hat back in the ring. The
above will probably be denied. Neverthe-
less it is what the President has discussed
with some of his highest party counselors.
What it boils down to is that the President,
within limits, will have the veto power over
who is to be the Democratic nominee.
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ON THE OTHER hand he has also picked
three Democrats he will support for the
nomination at Chicago. They are:
1. Senator Kefauver-though Truman
started out with a large lack of enthusiasm
for the Tennessee Senator, he has come to
realize that Kefauver talks like a winner.
2. Governor Stevenson of Illinois-While
the President has been slightly miffed over
the way Stevenson has played coy and tried
to divorce himself from any association with
Truman, nevertheless, the President thinks
he would be a strong liberal candidate with
a real chance to win.
3. Averell Harriman--Truman started out
having his fingers crossed on Harriman. He
even said he didn't think Harriman could
have a Chinaman's chance of being elected.
Lately however, Harriman's flair for cam-
paigning, his persistence and his courage
have caused the President partly to change r
his mind. While he still doesn't think Harri-

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