POLITICAL NOTES: New York's Choice

The once-proud Democratic organization of New York has been in a long decline. Malnutrition is not the trouble: it has had plenty of federal and local patronage. What's lacking is leadership muscle, especially since Bronx Boss Ed Flynn has been bedridden.

Last week Democrats held their state convention at Manhattan's Commodore Hotel, to choose a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senator. They needed a man of stature to beat popular, liberal Republican Irving Ives (just renominated by the G.O.P.), and to keep Ike Eisenhower from carrying the state in November. They tried to...

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