After a proper interval, a few words were spoken about the departed and the causes of death.
Henry Wallace: "It was a light vote." (He was wrong. The vote: 33,000,000 6,000,000 more than in the last off-year election of 1942).
Jack Kroll, national director of C.I.O.P.A.C.: "It was a negative vote."
Lewis G. Hansen, Boss Frank Hague's defeated candidate for governor: "The man I am sorry for is Mayor Hague. [He] said the Republicans would have won even if they had put up a German."
Harry Bridges: "A cry of protest against Truman and his complete betrayal of the Roosevelt program and promises."