TEXAS: Compromise

When the Texas Democratic organization convened last week at Amarillo, it contained three groups: 1) the loyalists, who wanted to endorse Stevenson and Sparkman, 2) the rebels, who wanted Eisenhower and Nixon at the head of the state Democratic ticket, and 3) the compromisers, who wanted to let Stevenson and Sparkman head the party ballot, but endorse Eisenhower and Nixon.

The loyalists stayed quiet and let the other two groups fight it out. Governor Allan Shivers, in his keynote speech, stated the case for the compromisers. He insisted that the state party was honor-bound to put the national party's nominees...

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