The World: The Top Four in the Labor Race

ST. GEORGE OF THE CENTER. Leonard James Callaghan, 64, is the London bookies' favorite (9 to 4 last week) to succeed Wilson, and many politicians agree. A shrewd political strategist, Callaghan has two main assets as a potential party leader: broad popularity and the "bottom," as the British call it, to put renegades in their place. "Sunny Jim" is also the only politician among the eggheads in the party's highest councils whose background reflects that of most Labor voters. The son of a Royal Navy chief petty officer, Callaghan quit school at 15 to support his widowed mother. He entered politics...

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