It was sweltering in Chicago, but in the Knickerbocker Hotel, the directors of the Progressive Citizens of America pondered earnestly and long while the spirit of Henry Wallace hovered over them.

P.C.A. had lived in a foggy world since it was formed last December by merging Dr. Frank Kingdon's National Citizens Political Action Committee and bearded Sculptor Jo Davidson's Independent Citizens' Committee of the Arts, Sciences, and Professions (TIME, Jan. 6). P.C.A. had refused to exclude Communists, had never had too clear a program.

But the attendance at P.C.A.-sponsored rallies for Wallace had warmed P.C.A. leaders. Now, through the shimmering...

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