DEMOCRATS: New Chairman

Without fuss or strain, Adlai Stevenson last week proved that he is in charge of the national Democratic Party. His followers had little trouble, at the Democratic National Committee meeting in New Orleans, in putting over their candidate to succeed Stevenson's friend, Steve Mitchell, as national chairman.

They thus bested the Northern city bosses: Tammany Hall's Carmine DeSapio, Chicago's Jake Arvey and Pittsburgh's Dave Lawrence. The bosses' candidate, Philadelphia City Councilman James A. Finnegan, was absent, recuperating from gall-bladder surgery. Lawrence explained with the sincerest form of flattery: "Why, he just had...

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