National Affairs: Bonfire

In 1944, coming up to his fourth term, Franklin Roosevelt gave the Democrats a choice between Harry Truman and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas as the man to run with him. Last week some influential Democrats excitedly built a bonfire under aloof Bill Douglas to make him Harry Truman's running mate.

The kindling was laid a month ago by a group of western national committeemen, who wanted Democratic headquarters to take the lead in luring Justice Douglas out of his marble building. It was touched off last week by Washington Columnists Joseph and...

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