DEMOCRATS: New National Chairman

For two weeks, Adlai Stevenson kept the Democratic Party guessing about his choice of a national chairman. The pols, including Cook County's Jack Arvey, urged Stevenson to keep Frank McKinney on in the job, or pick some other pro. But Stevenson, acting entirely on his own, chose a new face: Stephen A. Mitchell, Chicago lawyer. Like the choice of Wilson Wyatt as campaign manager (TIME, Aug. 11), the move was designed to reinforce the impression that Candidate Stevenson is independent of the regular Democratic organization.

The Operators. Slim, serious-looking Steve Mitchell said he...

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