POLITICAL NOTES: Silence Broken

Ever since ex-Secretary of State Jimmy Byrnes left Harry Truman's service in 1947, he had kept mum about politics. His silence during the presidential campaign led fellow South Carolinians to wonder whether he looked on the Dixiecrats with favor. But not until last week did he let anybody know how he really felt about things: in the midst of a speech on foreign affairs he let loose a hot blast of scorn at the domestic Fair Deal.

"We are going down the road to statism," proclaimed Jimmy as Washington and Lee University handed him an honorary doctor of laws degree....

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