Nation: Democrats: Divided and Dispirited

LEADERLESS, divided and deeply in L debt, the Democratic Party last week lost one of its last links to any semblance of organization. Its national chairman, Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, announced that hs was resigning effective March 5 and the party is now seeking a successor. Although many Democrats insisted that Harris accept some of the blame for his party's doldrums, a Washington headquarters official put the resignation in what seemed to be the right perspective. "Fred was not forced out," he said. "He was fed up."

Harris was largely a victim of circumstances. His selection as co-chairman of Citizens for Humphrey-Muskie...

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