I am not a candidate for the nomination, said Socialist Norman Thomas, at his Party's convention in Reading, Pa. That statement, a reporter pointed out, puts you in a class with Roosevelt and Dewey. Indignantly Mr. Thomas disagreed.

The reporter pressed: "Does that mean that you mean it?"

"I would not put it that crassly. The President has not named anyone he would like to see get the Democratic nomination and Mr. Dewey would seem not to know that there is an election this year. I at least have named the man I would like .to see get the Socialist nomination¬óMaynard...

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