POLITICAL NOTES: The Pot Boils, Oct. 25, 1948

¶ South Carolina's Governor J. Strom Thurmond, the Dixiecrats' candidate for President, was appalled to discover that he had signed a letter inviting the Virgin Island's Governor William H. Hastie to visit him. Said Thurmond : "I didn't know Governor Hastie was a Negro. Of course, it would have been ridiculous to have invited him."

¶ Norman Thomas, six-time Socialist candidate for President, declared that he would not be a candidate in 1952. Said Thomas: "I have made almost as many farewell tours for the presidency as Sarah Bernhardt. But, ladies and gentlemen, this is your last chance."

¶ Seven days after his...

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