National Affairs: The Bowles Boomlef

The trickiest carpentry job of the year belongs to the man who will have to hammer together a campaign platform for the much-splintered Democratic Party. Last week National Chairman Paul Butler picked a platform chairman who, like Butler, 1 ) wants a strong civil rights plank, and 2) is on record as supporting Jack Kennedy for the presidency. Butler pushed Connecticut's freshman Congressman Chester Bowles, 59, and the party's arrangements committee, meeting in Los Angeles, unanimously accepted him.

Something for Everybody. Whether Bowles, Kennedy's chief foreign policy adviser, will be able to...

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