DEMOCRATS: Southern Explosion

Before Harry Truman, the U.S. had had six Presidents whom death had brought to the White House. Of those six, only two—Theodore Roosevelt and Calvin Coolidge—were elected for another term. The others—John Tyler (1841-44), Millard Fillmore (1850-52), Andrew Johnson (1865-68) and Chester Arthur (1881-84)—were all repudiated by their own parties.

Last week there was considerable talk around the country, mostly in the South, urging the Democrats to put Harry Truman among the discards.

"Sacrificial Altar." The week's sound & fury was touched off by Virginia's portly Governor William Tuck in a loud speech...

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