DEMOCRATS: Two Without Support

Stephen Mitchell decided that he has troubles enough as chairman of the Democratic National Committee without taking on the special problems of two California Democrats running for Congress: 1) Robert L. Condon, the Congressman who was barred—as a "security risk"-from witnessing atom-bomb tests in Nevada last year; and 2) James Roosevelt, whose wife—now seeking separation—has accused him of adultery with a dozen women.

"Both of these candidates have taken the view that our primaries may be used for personal vindication," wrote Mitchell last week. "We will exercise our right to withhold support.'' Roosevelt promptly protested that such a policy "would, if...

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