National Affairs: Who's on First?

Settling back to enjoy the election-year bawlgame between Democrats and Republicans, New York voters discovered last week that the starting lineups were far from firm. Moreover, they needed political scorecards to recognize players fighting for positions on each team. Items: ¶ Seven-term Negro Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, 49, already under indictment for income tax evasion (TIME, May 19), flipped into trouble on another front. Under prodding by Tammany Chieftain Carmine De Sapio, Harlem political leaders declared Powell Democrat non grata for his support of the Eisenhower-Nixon ticket two years ago, looked around for...

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