POLITICAL NOTES: The Pot Boils, Nov. 1, 1948

Before it was too late, a varied group of papers and personages took their stand:

¶ Three Southern papers—the Charlotte (N.C.) News, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, and the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Independent —endorsed a Republican candidate for the first time in their history. The independent Milwaukee Journal, which supported Willkie in 1940 and no one in 1944, came out for Dewey.

¶ Thirty-seven ex-New Dealers, denouncing Wallace's Progressive Party as "a corruption of American liberalism," announced their support of Truman. In print, their names had an odd, ghostly air, as if they were historical characters stepping out of a book of Roosevelt...

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