THE NATION: Bow to Tradition


Both the Republicans and the Democrats believe in ancestor worship. Last week the G.O.P. made its annual bow to the shade of Lincoln; this week the Democrats will honor their heavenly twins, Jefferson and Jackson. Harry Truman would make his obeisance to tradition by sitting down with a repentant Jim Farley at the Democrats' Jackson-Jefferson Day dinner in Washington.

Despite the return of Big Jim Farley after two campaigns on the sidelines, Democrats would meet in a somber mood. The hyphen symbolized their dilemma. Few would dispute Harry Truman's descent...

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