National Affairs: Message to the Governor

It is an open secret that California's Governor Earl Warren, 62, would like a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the present nine justices are spry, sturdy fellows (Bill Douglas, 54, is a mountain climber; Hugo Black. 67, still plays tennis), and they like their jobs. The best hope for Governor Warren—and for California's Lieutenant Governor Goodwin J. Knight, who would like to have Warren's job—is that the oldest member of the court, Felix Frankfurter, 70, might soon retire.

Last week, while Governor Warren was vacationing in Europe, Reporter Clint Mosher of the San Francisco Examiner telephoned Justice Frankfurter at Heath,...

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