National Affairs: The Chairman Resigns

Three times in two months Harry Truman publicly announced that his confidence was unshaken in Bill Boyle, his Kansas City protege and the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Last week Bill Boyle suddenly resigned from the committee. As his reason, Boyle gave ill health.

Boyle referred to a Senate committee investigation into his acceptance of fees from the American Lithofold Corp. which got a loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation after Boyle arranged a meeting between Lithofold and an RFC director. Wrote Boyle to Truman: "A Republican member of the [Senate] committee stated yesterday that the record contains 'no evidence of...

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