National Affairs: Shocking Pink

With Henry Wallace as its presidential candidate, the dusty rose Progressive Party in 1948 got a shade of respectability and a smattering (1,156,103) of votes. Wallace quit the party soon after Communist aggression in Korea. He now admits that the Communists "made a shambles" out of the Progressive Party. Last week the Progressive headquarters fashioned a 1952 slate that was strictly in shocking pink.

As "peace candidate" for President, party bosses-picked Vincent Hallinan, 55, a California criminal lawyer. After making a $3,000,000 fortune at the bar, Hallinan decided that the law was a "racket"...

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