THIRD PARTY: Tugwell Out?

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A rift appeared in Henry Wallace's Progressive Party last week. Rexf ord Tugwell, onetime Roosevelt brain-truster and the one top New Dealer in the Wallace camp, was extremely restless.

Tugwell had been soundly sat on at the party's Philadelphia convention. As chairman of the platform committee, he had tried for a credo which would reflect the views of "oldfashioned American progressives." Instead, Lee Pressman, committee secretary, rammed through a platform which faithfully reflected the Communist line. It now seemed obvious to Tugwell that the Communists had taken over.

Was he going to quit? He would not say yes, he would not say no. But his eyes were obviously on the door.