DEMOCRATS: You're All Right, Jack

Ex-President Harry Truman sat out the Democratic Convention in Independence, Mo. having proclaimed it a "prearranged affair," rigged in favor of John F. Kennedy. What's more, said the 76-year-old Truman, Kennedy was not ready for the job yet. But Old Politician Truman knows when it is time for all good men to come to the aid of their party.

After a soothing visit from Connecticut's Governor Abraham Ribicoff, one of John F. Kennedy's top political envoys, Truman last week announced that he would campaign for Kennedy this autumn, and "tell the truth...

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