POLITICAL NOTES: The Pot Boils, Oct. 11, 1948

The New York Times, which opposed Dewey in 1944, declared its support for him in 1948. Its chief reason: "a marked change" in Dewey's "understanding and authority" in the field of international relations.

Memphis' Boss Crump, who had been sulking ever since his candidate for the Senate was clobbered in the Democratic primary, was asked if he would support the Republicans. Said Mistah Crump: "My mind is pleasantly blank on the subject. I am sitting as comfortable as a pair of old shoes."

Jersey City's Boss Hague, who three months ago predicted that the Republicans would carry New Jersey by 300,000 votes...

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