National Affairs: A Kick for the Senator

Harry Truman, who can scarcely afford to lose supporters, gave one a kick in the political shins last week. The wounded man: Illinois' Fair Dealing Senator Paul Douglas.

For a year, Douglas has been trying to get the President to fill three vacancies on the Illinois federal bench, where the docket is badly overcrowded. By ancient senatorial privilege, as the state's only Democratic Senator, he is entitled to pick the men whom the President will nominate. He sent the White House three names, one of them a past president of the Chicago Bar Association. Jake Arvey's Democratic machine boys okayed Douglas' choice....

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