National Affairs: Substitution in Illinois

The Democratic state central committee of Illinois met in Springfield one day last week to perform an embarrassing chore. Their problem, as Chicago Mayor Richard Daley put it, was to choose in "open and free balloting" a substitute for Cook County Treasurer Herbert C. Paschen, who stepped out of the race for governor two weeks ago, after disclosures that a $29,000 employees' "welfare fund" administered by his office had been used for political purposes (TIME, Sept. 10).

In the customary open and free fashion, the committee's decision had been determined in advance. The day before, after checking with Adlai Stevenson, Dick...

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