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FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 1952

_______________________________________________________ I _______________________________________________________

Stevenson for President

INTERPRETING THE NEWS:
Korean War

"What Do You Mean What Program Am
I Listteming To?"

MOST POLITICAL aspirants have to ma-,
neuver, flatter and practice all the
time-worn tricks of the political trade to
get themselves considered for even the
post of city dog catcher-but not Adlai E.
Stevenson, governor of Illinois who may
yet end up with the Democratic nomination
in spite of his reluctance.
Ever since the fateful Jefferson-Jackson
Day banquet when President Truman
made his long awaited announcement that
he would not enter the presidential race,
Democratic eyes have been turned on
Gov. Stevenson as the man who could
lead the party to victory in the forth-
coming election.
Up to now Stevenson has been relatively
unknown outside of government circles and
his native state of Illinois. This may in-
deed be a handicap considering the wide-
spread popular appeal of Eisenhower. How-
ever with the political spotlight shining
brightly on the coy Governor they are now
few voters who have not heard his name
mentioned as the magnetic force that could
solidify the regional factions of the ,Demo-
cratic party and rectify the faults and
blunders of the administration.
Stevenson, although almost a novice in
the political machine, is the descendant of a
rich political background. A great grand-
father acted as Lincoln's advisor, a grand-
father was elected vice-president to Cleve-
land and his father served as secretary of
state of Illinois.
His own record in government work-
mostly on the national and international
rather on the local level-could not be easily
brushed aside. As a successful lawyer Stev-
enson became interested in national af-
fairs and began his public service in the
New Deal as a member of The Agricultural
Adjustment Administration. During the war
he was special assistant to Secretary of the
Navy Frank Knox and headed an economic
mission to Italy. He was instrumental in the
organization of the United Nations as a
member of the Preparatory Commission in
London and finally became an alternate dele-
gate to the UN.
His first actual experience as an office

seeker came in 1948 when his party in a
surprise move drafted him for the gub-
ernatorial race. Possessing a Princeton and
Harvard education, he astounded even his
own supporters, by retaining grass roots
appeal and carrying the southern Illinois
farm region (the first Democratic gov-
ernor to accomplish such a feat) and won
over the Col McCormick backed Gov.
Dwight Green by a margin of 572,067, the
largest plurality ever polled by any Illi-
nois governor. Almost as soon as he was
sworn in he proceeded to turn the state
inside out with his reforms.
Because mink coats and deep freezes will
be one of the more damaging issues in the
case against the Democrats, the 52-year-old
Stevenson would be less vulnerable than
others. His cracking down on gamblers and
racket busting activities have been high-
lights of his career. Acting as a miniature
Hoover Commission, he has pushed through
his legislature 78 measures for the reorgani-
zation of state government. With the repu-
tation of reformer and general clean up
man Stevenson would be able to stand out
of the aim of the mud slinging Republicans
on the corruption issue.
If the nomination-shy Governor were
chosen to run the presidential race, the bat-
tle would most likely be reduced to one of
personalities rather than issues, because de-
spite party labels many of Stevenson's views
are actually not much different than Eisen-
hower's. Similar to the Republican standard
bearer, Stevenson favors stronger local gov-
ernment with the federal government tak-
ing over functions which can be handled
on the lower levels.
As one who has faced the Russians
across the conference table, he favors mo-
bilized strength for the support of free
nations, strengthening and w o r k i n g
through the UN, regional organizations
such as NATO and technical aid to other
countries as put forth in Truman's Point.
Four program.
The untiring Stevenson, who abolished
segregation in Illinois' schools, has taken a
strong stand on the much contested civil
rights issue, but believes FEPC laws should
be left mostly to-the separate states with sup-
plementary laws by the federal government.
One of the weak spots in the Stevenson
gleaming armor is his character testimony
for Alger Hiss. Stevenson, who was not a
close colleague of Hiss, testified that to his
knowledge the defendant was loyal. The Re-
publicans who have unceasingly charged
that the state department is crawling with
Communists would undoubtedly make quite
a row over this issue.
Another negative mark is Stevenson's
divorce from his wife who charged mental
cruelty because she didn't like the pace of
the public servant's life. There has never
been a divorced man in the White House.
According to those who are close to Stev-
enson, he is going through a period of great
inner turmoil on whether or not he should
throw his hat into the already crowded ring.
However, those who have watched his ca-
reer are convinced that bigger and better
things than the governorship of Illinois await
Adlai Stevenson.
--Helene Simon

Issue

By J. M. ROBERTS, JR.
Associated Press News Analyst

THE SPEECH of Sen. Paul H. Douglas at
the opening of the Chicago convention
suggested strongly hat the Democrats ex-
pect the Republicans to make the Korean
war one of the chief issues of the presiden-
tial campaign.
Oratorical guns at these affairs usually
are loaded with grape rather than ball, to
sweep the opposing party with generali-
ties woven around many incidents. Speech-
es devoted to single issues usually follow
after Labor Day.
But the Senator from Illinois and the
program arrangers apparenty considered
Korea of sufficient import to warrant an
immediate reply to the numerous shots tak-
en at it by the Republicans.
The Republicans, of course, have been hit-
ting at the administration's most vulnerable
spot in the matter. Taking the tack so wide-
ly used by objective observers that with-
drawal of American troops from Korea be-
fore the war, and Secretary Acheson's fail-
ure to include it within a Pacific Defense
Line in a subsequent speech, actually had
invited Communist aggression.
Well, said the Senator, it was all done
with advice from some of the biggest shots
of the recent Republican convention, Eis-
enhower, MacArthur and Dulles.
Eisenhower was the Army Chief of Staff,
Douglas points out, when the Joint Chiefs
of Staff advised the President in 1949 that
the U.S. had small strategic interest in Ko-
rea. MacArthur was the Supreme Comman-
der in the Far East who advised it was safe
to withdraw. Dulles put before the United
Nations the resolution requiring both Russia
and the U.S. to withdraw. (Dulles acted as
a State Department agent.)
It was Republicans, Douglas said who
killed administration proposals in congress
between 1947 and 1950 for both economic
and military aid to make the South Korean
republic a stable entity.
The Senator also addressed himself to
Republican attacks on the conduct of the
war, "without the will to win," and to
the phrase "Truman's war." His reasons
for picking .up the Communist gauntlet in
Korea are about the same as those out-
lined many times. Whether all-out war
would have ended the conflict, or whether
it would have led to general war and per-
haps disaster, are matters which may
never have a decisive answer, for the ini-
tiative has lain at all times with Russia,
and she doesn't say.
As for who is responsible for this or that,
the argument boils down to the fact that
there was no general evaluation in this
country of the true relationship of Korea to
either the interests of the United States in
Japan and the Pacific, or to the world-wide
Communist containment program.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

MATTER OF FACT

By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP
'HICAGO-The movement to draft Gov
Adai Stevenson of Illinois for the Demo-
cratic nomination is now dead-at least for
the first few ballots of the oncoming con-
vention. As of today, in fact, Stevenson is
being counted right out of the Democratic
picture, even by National Committeeman.
Jacob Arvey, of Illinois, who took the lead-
ing part until recently in the powerful draft-
Stevenson drive.
The reason for this new development,
which will sharply alter the whole pattern
of the Democratic convention, is cruedly
practical. The able Arvey and quite a lot
of other people went out on a limb in
1948, urging Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
as the Democratic nominee. They were
left naked as jaybirds when Eisenhower
refused to run. Arvey does not want to
go through that experience again.
Equally, the other draft-Stevenson chief-
tains- Govs. Paul Dever, of Massachusetts,
G. Mennen Williams of Michigan, Paul
Schricker of Indiana and Pennsylvania's
leader David Lawrence-all very clearly re-
member Arvey's misfortunes four years ago.
They want no part of any such risks. Hence
they all asked Stevenson to commit himself
in advance to accepting the draft nomi-
nation. Many of them also asked whether,
if nominated, he would make a fighting
campaign-for the great majority of these
Democrats now have the feeling Gen. Eisen-
hower can be beaten by a hard fighter.
STEVENSON WAS UNDER the most back-
breaking pressure. Immediately after
Gen. Eisenhower's nomination, Democrats
from all over the country telephoned and
pleaded with him. But with entire and ir-
ritating consistency, he stood on his pre-
vious position.
The Illinois Governor not only refused
to give any commitment as to his re-
sponse to a draft-nomination. He went
futher. He asked Arvey to persuade the
Stevenson-for-President Committee to
give up its intended suite at the conven-
tion headquarters, the Conrad Hilton Ho-
tel. He brought the heaviest pressure to
prevent either the Illinois or the Indiana
delegates from placing his name in nom-
ination. He even indicated he was con-
sidering going to the rostrum himself, to
nominate his friend W. Averell Harri-
man.
Meanwhile, because of Stevenson's re-
luctance to run, and his failure to endorse
a 100 per cent Fair Deal program, Presi-
dent Truman had also cooled toward the
Stevenson draft idea. He was not against
it, but he was not plugging it. In the end,
on the day after the Eisenhower triumph,
the coalition of pro-Stevenson Democrats
dissolved because Stevenson refused the
desired comment. The Illinois, Indiana and
Pennsylvania votes will now be judiciously
scattered, while Govs. Williams and Dever
will wait and see, as favorite sons.
Obviously, this will create an insanely
complex situation in the Democratic con-
vention. The delegates will be like iron
filings, pulled in three different ways
by three different magnets, none of which

+ MUSIC

AFRENCH atmosphere predominated in
two faculty concerts presented Sunday
and Monday by Robert Noehren, University
organist, and the University of Michigan
Woodwind Quintet, respectively.
Professor Noehren opened his Sunday
afternoon organ recital in Hill Auditor-
ium with the three Chorales by Cesar
Franck. These are among Franck's last
compositions, and though some feel that
they are only developmental material left
over from the famous D Minor Symphony,
most people agree that they are his finest
organ pieces.
Mr. Noehren's interpretation was one of
architectural splendor. He did not pause to
dwell upon any one detail for either senti-
mental or technical reasons; the conception
was always that of the complete structure
taken as a whole. Under this treatment these
Chorales took on greater significance than
when played singly or dissectively. It is
this type of interpretation that continues to
wear well long after the more contemplative
ones have become cloying.
After a quiet interlude provided by one
of Brahms' eleven Chorale Preludes, Mr.
Noehren closed the recital with Max Re-
ger's Fantasia and Fugue in D Minor,
Opus 135b. Typical of Reger's late organ
works, it is complex, technicaly as well
as interpretively.
The delineation of the many voices of the
first theme of the Fugue was a masterpiece
of transparent registration as well as digital
ingenuity. Reger is obviously indebted to
one J. S. Bach for the second theme of the
Fugue (e.g. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor).
This is exciting music, and the rhythmic
flow and brilliant technical display sent a
sizeable audience away greatly impressed.
THE WOODWIND QUINTET is comprised
of faculty members Nelson Hauenstein,
flute; Lare Wardrop, oboe; Albert Luconi,
clarinet; Ted Evans, French horn; and Lew-
is Cooper, bassoon; all of whom participated
in the first half of Monday night's concert
in the Rackham Lecture Hall. It opened

prompted the revision to the present form,
but something was apparently lost in the
transposition because the ensemble did not
'sound' as well in this work as it did in the
rest of the program. Otherwise, the music
itself was pleasing and was performed well,
with the exception of the occasional rush-
ing of a solo passage. The remainder of the
first half presented Two Miniatures by Vin-
ter and Three Short Pieces by Ibert, which
were in general flippant arrangements of
English and French folk songs in the mo-
dern idiom.
The French element remained after in-
termission, when two former members of
"Les Six" were represented with Darius
Milhaud's Suite (dapres Corrette) and
Francis, Poulencs Sextour. Milhaud's trio,
for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, is pattern-
ed after those by Michel Corrette, a Par-
isian organist of th eearly 18th century.
However they don't quite come off because
of a lack either of 18th century charm or
20th century ingenuity.
The Poulenc Sextet, for which the Quintet
was joined by Benning Dexter at the piano,
was easily the high point of the entire eve-
ning. The ensemble immediately assumed a
far greater stature and the music a broader
scope than in any of the other works. One
had the feeling that the performers had fi-
nally stopped "noodling around" and settled
down to serious playing.
The opening movement began in the man-
ner of a garish modern ballet, but soon
quieted down to a poignant slow theme,
which was then contrasted against some
biting harmonies. A rhythmic drive bound
together the Divertissements of the second
movement, and also characterized the start
of the last movement. The mid section of
the last movement was quite expansive, bor-
dering on the triumphant type of motion.
picture theme, and as such was not too
successful when utilized in the soft coda.
Poulenc's wealth of inventiveness and
economy of means, as well as his sin-
cere expression of an emotion, make this

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and Thursday afternoon between 4:00
and 5:00 in the Tap Room of the Mich-
igan Union. A table will be reserved
and a French-speaking member of the
staff will be present, but there is no
program other than free conversation
in French..
Cerel Francais: The Cercle Francais
of the Summer Session meets every
Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock in the
Henderson Room of the Michigan
League. The meetings offer a varied
program of songs, games and short
talks in French on topics of general
interest, as well as the opportunity for
informal conversation and recreation.
All students, faculty members, and
summer residents who are interested
in France and things French are cor-
dially invited to participate in any or
all of the activities of the Cerce.
Personnel Requests
The PENICK & FORD, LTD., CORP.,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is looking for chem-
ical Engineers. They would like men
with an interest in sales engineering.
Position is for engineers who will cal]
upon food companies and install spe-
cial machinery for food processors, i.e.,
candy, bakeries, etc. For men selected
for these positions there will be a nine
to twelve months training period which
will consist of half office and half lab-
oratory work, and a straight salary is
being offered with the job.
The Procter & Gambel Company, Cin-
cinnati, Ohio, has openings in these
fields and are especially interested in
men who have completed military serv-
ice: Advertising, Buying, Comptroller's,
Manufacturing, Market Research, Of-
fice Management, Overseas, Sales, and
Traffic Departments. All men who are
completing, or may soon complete their
military service, would be considered
for positions in any of these fields.
The Celanese Corporation of America,
Cumberland, Maryland, has an opening
for an Assistant Electrical Engineer.
Applicants should be under thirty years
of age, with B. S. in Electrical Engineer-
ing and one or two years' industrial
plant construction and maintenance
expericence.
The Board of U.S. Civil Service Exam-
iners, U.S. Patent Office, Washington,
D.C. has announced an examination to
be given for Patent Examiner. The first
examination will be held in August and
applications for this examination must
be filed by August 12, 1953. Work would
be in connection with examining of
applications for patents, a full descrip-
tion of the work is on file at the Bureau
of Appointments, where it may be seen.
Civil Service ratings GS-5, 7 and 9 go
mission has announced an examination
with the job.
The State of Michigan Service Com--
for Laboratory Technician A, B, and C,
to be given in September. Applications
must be postmarked no later than Au-
gust 13, 1952, to be eligible for the
examination in September.
The New York State Civil Service
Commission has announced examina-
tions open to the public to be held on
September 27, 1952, for the following
positions: Librarian, senior and as-
sistant Architecture and Engineering,
six different positions; Stenography and
Clerical Work, four different positions;
Physical Education, Recreation Super-
visor and Recreation Instructor, and
AssistantRecreation Instructor and
Senior Occupational Therapist (Mental
Hygiene); Job Training Representative;
Land and Claims Adjuster; and other
miscellaneous jobs.
For further information, application
blanks, details and occupational ad-
vice come to the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Building,
or call extension 371.
Lectures
Physics Symposium, 1400 Chemistry
Building. "A Review of Recent Work
in Microwave Spectroscopy," Charles H.
Townes, Columbia University, 10:00
a.m.; "Recent Developments in the
Shell Model Theory of Nuclear Struc-
ture," Eugene Feenberg, Washington
University, 11:00 a.m.
Linguistic Program. "Recent Theories
Concerning the Interpretation of Old
English Spelling." Randolph Quirk,
University of London. 1:00 p.m., Michi-
gan Room, Michigan League.
Speech Assembly. "The College Stu-
dent as a Critic," Harold F. Harding,
Department of Speech, Ohio State Uni-
versity. 3:00 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theater.
Modern Views of Man and Society.
"Myths and Heroes in the New Ameri-
can Fiction." Malcolm Cowley, critic
and editor. 4:15 p.m., Rackham Lecture

Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Lois Mc-
Intosh, English & Education; thesis:
"A Descriptionsand Comparison of
Question Egnas in Spoken English,
Mandarin Chinese, French, and Ger-
man for Teachers of English as a Sec-
ond Language," Wednesday, July 23,
East Council Room, Rackham Bldg., at
2:00 p.m. Chairman, C. C. Fries.
Concerts
Wednesday, July 23
Band Conductors Workshop, Recitals:
10:30 a.m., Michigan League Ballroom;
8:30 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
Morning sessions: "Toward a Better
Understanding of Opra," Professor
Glenn McGeoch, 8:00 a.m., 206 Burton
Tower; School of Adjudication, 9:00
a.m., Michigan League Ballroom.
Afternoon sessions: "The Marching.
Band." Frank Piersol, Iowa State Col-
lege, 1:00 p.m.; Marching Band movies,
3:00 p.m., Summer Session Band, 4:15
p.m. Michigan League Ballroom.
Faculty Concert: Dwight Dailey, As-
sistant Professor of Wind Instruments,
accompanied by John Flower, Instruc-
tor in Theory, in the School of Mu-
sic, 8:30 Wednesday evening, July 23,
in the Rackham Lecture Hal. The
program is presented in conjunction
with the Band Conductors Workshop,
and will be open to the general public.
Playing the saxophone, Mr. Dailey,
will present works by Handel, Martini,
Bonneau, Mazelier, and Heiden.
The University Summer Session Band
will be joined by the Cass Tech High
School Band in the presentation of a
joint outdoor concert "On The Mall"
(the steps of the Rackham Building)
on Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. In
addition to Dr. Wm. D. Revelli, regu-
lar conductor of the Summer Session
Band, there will be three guest con-
ductors: Mr. Paul Yoder, Mr. James
Neilson, and Mr. Harry Begian. The
combined bands will also be accompa-
nied by Prof. Percival Price on the
carillon inrthree numbers. In case of
rain the concert will be presented on
the same evening at 8:30 instead of
7:30 P.M. in Hill Auditorium.
The highlights of the program are:
"Funiculi Funicula"........by Denza
"Slavonic Rhapsody No. 1"
.- by Friedm ann
"Newsreel" .......... by W. Schuman
"Marcho Scherzo'....... by D. Moore
"The Great Gate of Kiev" from
Pictures at an Exibitio'r
......................by Moussorgsky
"The Coronation Scene from
Boris Godounow .. by Moussorgsky
"The Bells of St. Mary's" . by Adams
The Cass Technical High School Band
will present a concert as a feature of
the Band Conductors'Workshop on
Thursday, July 24, at 3:00 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium. Mr. Harry Gegian will con-
duct the band in the following num-
bers:
"Perpetuum Mobile".......by Bohm
"Moreau Symponique" ..by Guilmant
a Trombone solo
"Stepping Out" from An American
Week-End ............. by Morrissey
"Three Trumpeters" .... by Agostini
a Trumpet trio
"Nocturne" from Two American
Sketches .............. by Grisslle
"Etude for Clarinet".........by Rose
"A Manx Overture" ...... by Wood
"Andrea Chenier"
Excerpts ...............by Giordano
Marches: "Colossus of
Columbia" ........... by Alexander
and "Emblem of Unity .. by Ricards
Exhibitions
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-
pus.
Clements Library. American books
which have influenced the modern mind
(through September 1).
Architecture Building. Student work.
Events Today
Mr. Rudolph Martinak will present
ballroomdancing lessons tonight and
every Wednesday night until July 30,
in the League Ballroom. Beginners are
requested to come at 7 p.m. and inter-
mediates at 8 p.m.
Play, presented by the Department of
Speech. Winterset. by Maxwell Ander-

ON THE
WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
WITH DREW PEARSON
CHICAGO-You don't have to go any further than Chicago's 24th
ward, sometimes called the west side "terror ward," to under-
stand some of the paradoxes and problems of the Democratic party.
Democratic committeeman for the 24th ward is one Arthur X.
Elrod, who is also commissioner for Cook County, over which the
grimy, unkempt city of Chicago spreads in man-made disarray.
Commissioner Elrod is a congenial, likable politician who is some-
times known in Chicago as the friend of hoodlums. Since the 24th
ward is that where the hoodlums flourish, it is obvious that they have
to have friends someplace. But he is also known in Chicago as the
friend of some of the biggest Democrats in Washington, and when
Vice President Barkley comes to Chicago for a Jackson Day dinner,
Artie Elrod is perennially on the reception committee to welcome
him. He also has pictures of himself with President Truman and
Barkley to prove his friendship.
This is where the paradoxes and problems of the Democratie
party come in. In Chicago, part of the support for the Democrats
comes from Artie Elrod. His support in turn comes from the hood-
lums.
He has been so successful politically and otherwise, that in a few
short years he has parlayed his income up to $50,000 a year, though his
visible means of support is chiefly from the modest salary paid him
by Cook County,
PROBED BY KEFAUVER
COMMISSIONER ELROD'S reputation was such that during the
Kefauver Crime Committee probe he was cross-examined by
Kefauver agents. Now as a member of the Illinois delegation natur-
ally he is pulling every possible wire among Democratic leaders to
block the nomination of the man who investigated him.
Commissioner Elrod is not unlike some other Democratic stal-
warts from the crime-ridden sections. Kansas City, New York, and
Miami. They have no more in common with the Democratic lead-
ers of the agricultural south than Estes Kefauver has with Artie
Elrod. They disagree on everything from civil rights to oleomar-
garine to the St. Lawrence Seaway-everything except the Demo-
cratic label
Their situation is not unlike that which confronted the Republi-
cans in Chicago two weeks ago, when the old-guard leaders of the
Taft wing of the GOP had local control of the convention. The cor-
ruption issue was not involved. But they held sway over the passes,
the tickets, the ushers, and the convention machinery. However, the
Eisenhower-Deweyites in the end took over.
In Chicago today, it's the big-city wing of the Democratic party
with its Commissioner Elrods and others which controls the local
mechanics of the convention. And though Senator Kefauver swept
the Illinois primary, the Elrods and others who were probed by
Kefauver will stop at nothing to block him.
To get a closer look at this paradoxial picture, here is a cross-
section of those who contributed to Artie Elrod's political cam-
paign in 1950 to elect him commissioner of Cook County:
"Sugar Joe" Peskin, juke-box dealer and former gang member,
$250; Harold Weinstein, Calumet scrap-iron dealer, $500; George
Lurie, attorney for gamblers, $200; David Rockola, juke-box dealer,
$100; Lon Kaven, bookie, $100; Dave "Dingle" Halpren, bookie, $200;
Charles Baron, bookie, $200; Gibby Kaplan, whose Gibby's Cafe isa
hangout for hoods, $250; Hi Ginnis, who runs the Tradewinds Cafe,
frequented by hoods, $100; John Mack, financial adviser for hoods,
$250.
JAKE ARVEY HELPED
BACK IN 1940, just before Elrod began working for the City of
Chicago, he got a salary of $7,840 a year on which he paid an
income tax of $206.42. Today his official salary-$7,500-is just about
what it was ten years ago but his income is now $50,000.
No wonder the City Council of Chicago has just voted 40 to 7 net
to send out the "mink coat" questionnaires which were sent to all
policemen in New York and Washington, D. C., and which inci-
dentally the new Attorney General James McGranery has refused
to send to government officials in Washington.
When Kefauver investigators questioned Commissioner Elrod on
how he was able to make so much money despite .his modest official
salary, his answer, according to their official report, was as follows:
"Elrod states that his miscellaneous income picked up appre-
ciably when Jake Arvey went into the army, because he then took
over some of the influence that Arvey had previously had. He says
he doesn't know what, if anything, Arvey received in exchange for
favors."
Arvey, of course, is the eficient and influential Democratic boss
of Chicago, who has worked overtime at getting Governor Adlai
Stevenson into the race in an obvious effort to block Kefauver.
"Mr. Elrod says that he is the leader of the largest Democratic or-
ganization in the United States, Chicago's 24th ward," the Kefauver
investigative report continues. "He is also County Commissioner of
Cook County. The County Commissioner has charge of roads, court
buildings, hospitals, relief, forests, recreation, and other similar
matters."
"From 1933 to 1942, he was secretary to Colonel Arvey, Chicago's

ex-political boss. During part of this time, from 1935 to 1942, Arvey
was Chairman of the City Finance Committee. In 1941 to 1945, Elrod
was chief deputy bailiff of the Chicago courts at $6,000 per year.
Elrod took over the leadership of the 24th ward when Arvey went
into the Army during World War II."
"Elrod recently completed a home in Michigan. He says that
the total cost of land and house was about $35,000. On the elevator,
after the interview, he told Mr. Robinson and myself that he got
various things done on this house

at cost price and that some
things were furnished free. He
mentioned the fact that Henry
Crown '(who is a large real-es-
tate holder in Chicago) gave
him certain stones and that he
did not ever expect to get a bill
for this.
"Henry Crown, who gave $1,000
for the 1950 campaign funds is the
money manabehind the Hilton
Hotels. (Some local investigation
might be interested in seeing how
Crown makes out on his tax as-
sessments.)"
HILTON HOTEL CHAIN
IT MIGHT BE added that Crown
has also been one of the big
supporters of the Democratic par-
ty in Chicago, secured a lucrative
sand and gravel contract with
the city when the PWA in Wash-
ington helped Chicago build its
new subway; also helped finance
the purchase of the Waldorf-As-
toria Hotel. The Hilton Hotel
which he owns in part has been
headquarters for leading candi-
dates at both political conventions.
The Kefauver report also con-
tains an interesting sidelight on
how Commissioner Elrod used his
own political campaign funds for

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