National Affairs: Honest Ave on the Hustings

An old New Dealer was busy last week learning a new part. Mutual Security Administrator W. Averell Harriman, whose 18 years as an Administration trouble-shooter have made him a familiar figure in the government offices of the world, was trying hard to become something more than a name to the voters. He flashed ear-splitting grins as the television cameras swung his way. He began treating news photographers with a new deference. And he paused to shake hands which he would hardly have noticed before.

In his first major appearance as a presidential candidate, Harriman...

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