MICHIGAN: Helping Hand

When young (37) G. Mennen Williams, onetime Princeton oarsman, surprised himself and his fellow Democrats by getting elected governor of Michigan last November, the C.I.O. hurriedly set out to help him run the state. Personable "Soapy" Williams, a New Dealing Grosse Pointe socialite (and an heir to the Mennen shaving-cream fortune) soon had a press secretary handpicked by U.A.W. Chieftain Walter Reuther, and a batch of other officers who had been blessed by the C.I.O. Political Action Committee. Considering that the C.I.O. (530,000 dues-paying members in Michigan) was the biggest group to support him in the campaign, Governor Williams...

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