DEMOCRATS: Fight Talk on Nob Hill

Last week about 500 California Democrats swarmed into San Francisco's Hotel Fairmont on Nob Hill for a $100-a-plate dinner. They got their money's worth: the featured speaker of the evening, Pennsylvania's bright young (37) Governor George Leader, gave the Californians just the sort of fighting talk that they wanted to hear and helped make the affair a boisterous success.

A string ensemble strummed Happy Days Are Here Again and, for a while, it almost seemed as though the Democrats had never fallen upon unhappy days. In the hotel lobby party workers raffled off a mink coat, while in the Fairmont's...

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