National Affairs: Gamblers: Note

After the death of Missouri's Democratic Representative John B. Sullivan last January, a young Republican lawyer named Claude I. Bakewell started campaigning for the vacant seat from St. Louis' Eleventh Congressional District. The Eleventh, containing most of city's Negro population nearly all its organized labor and some of its finest homes, had been almost solidly Democratic since New Deal days. One of the exceptions was in 1946, when Bakewell was swept into Congress for one term by the new Republican broom. This time, Candidate Bakewell had a ready-made campaign issue. He struck put...

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