U.S. At War: Blackmail, Southern Style

At Jackson, Miss, last week, Banker Fred B. Smith rose to keynote the Democratic State Convention. He actually key-noted the mood of the whole sullen South: "Now is the time ... to let the Democrats of the nation know that the South is not the stepchild of the Party. . . ."

Had the great, long-heralded Southern revolt come at last? For three weeks New Dealers had had cause to worry. Anti-Term IV Democrats in Texas had thrown their State Convention into an uproar by threatening a Party bolt (TIME, June 5). Delegates to the...

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