The Pot Boils, Nov. 6, 1944

In the U.S. political pot:

¶ The Afro-American chain of Negro newspapers (Baltimore, Washington, Newark, Philadelphia, Richmond, circ. 208,835) came out for Tom Dewey because: 1) "the abuse and Jim Crow of the 800,000 colored soldiers ... is shocking and heart-sickening"; 2) "a fourth term would set a precedent that . . . may in the future become tragic for a minority"; 3) 16 years as President "is beyond the physical strength of any one man."

¶ Senator Theodore Francis Green, a 100% New Dealer, said he is supporting Roosevelt only because "it is a minor sacrifice to help win the...

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