POLITICAL NOTES: Not a Knockout

POLITICAL NOTES Not a Knockout

New York State's battered, bruised and divided Democratic organization met in Manhattan last week to select a new leader, and quickly decided that for all its sickness it was still faithful to the memory of Harry S. Truman.

As state chairman, the central committee chose Richard H. Balch (pronounced bawltch) a wealthy and genial fishing-tackle manufacturer from Utica. Behind Balch was the Fair Deal wing of the party, led by ailing Bronx Boss Ed Flynn, Mutual Security Director W. Averell Harriman and Representative Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr. Behind...

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