National Affairs: After the Twist

In Suite 408 of the Sheraton-Blackstone Hotel, Averell Harriman and his lieuten ants sat looking at the face of Harry Truman on their television screen. When Truman named Harriman as his Democratic candidate, Ave glowed all over, murmured: "This is marvelous." Forty-five minutes later, Averell Harriman, wearing a grin so wide that it almost could be seen from behind, came out to face television himself. Making small clucking sounds all during his statement, Harriman exulted: "I am deeply moved by this mark of confidence from my old boss."

In the Royal Skyway suite...

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