Elections: Less Than a Bomb And More Than a Sparkler

Looking toward the big year of 1964, politicians of both parties tried to assess last week's off-year elections in terms of the explosive power of the civil rights issue. The results were inconclusive. The issue had no megaton power — yet. But even though it cast its sparks in all directions, it plainly was much more than a Fourth of July plaything.

Problems in Philly. In Philadelphia, Democrats were fearful that Mayor James Tate, a party plodder who inherited the office last year when Crusading Liberal Richardson Dilworth resigned to run unsuccessfully...

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