National Affairs: Squirrel Prey

In sunny California, some rain is always falling into the lives of Democrats. Last month the party's high command in Washington decided to raise an umbrella over the longtime split between the party's left wing, led by James Roosevelt, and its right wing, led by wealthy Rancher E. George Luckey. Beneath the umbrella, veteran Congressman Harry Sheppard put together a 76-member slate of "regular" delegates to the national convention, fusing the left and the right. They were held together by Sheppard's firm promise that Harry Truman would stay in California's June 3 primary,...

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