National Affairs: War Between the States

Louisiana Democrats last week fired the first salvo in the internecine war that will harass Democrats in general and National Chairman Paul M. Butler in particular right through the 1960 presidential election. In Baton Rouge the state committee, in a raucous, televised session, fired their national committeeman, Camille F. Gravel, Jr., 43. Grounds: Lawyer Gravel loyally supported the national party's civil rights platform.

In Washington National Chairman Butler, already worried over the Orval Faubus effect on northern Negro voters, quickly supported Gravel for his "integrity, candor and intelligence," snapped that the National...

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