Jimmy Roosevelt's job as California's Democratic boss was at stake last week as he squared off for a showdown with the party's State Central Committee. Trying to ride the bumpy road between California's right and left-wing forces, he was headed for the ditch (TIME, July 28). So Jimmy made a hard right turn.

The turn brought Chairman Roosevelt around to a qualified endorsement of Harry Truman "to date" and a full endorsement of the Truman foreign policy. He even pulled the left-wing Wallace-for-President faction around with him. When the committee resolved unanimously that Jimmy should be congratulated for "bringing together all...

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