CALIFORNIA: Just the Man

California's Governor Earl Warren passed his magic wand over his political hat last week, and gave a lengthy spiel about what he would produce. But he surprised no one when he pulled out Joe Knowland's boy and named him U.S. Senator to succeed the late Hiram Johnson.

At 37, Major William Fife Knowland, A.U.S.,will be America's youngest Senator. Burly Earl Warren explained that Major Knowland, now with an Army historical section in Paris, precisely fitted the spiel he had made about the kind of man California's new Senator should be.

The sharp-nosed Major was young, had been a G.I. (drafted in...

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