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Democrats, even in the face of disturbing news from Texas (see above), were happy. Bob Hannegan felt so good he even talked of Twenty Years of Roosevelt. So confident were the Fourth Termers that they even began to belt Tom Dewey around, as though it were mid-campaign time. New Dealing columnists and cafe society wits began to hatch gags aimed at Tom Dewey's size (5 ft. 8 in.) and youth. Three current last week:

¶Columnist Leonard Lyons, whose political sources are almost 99% New Deal, reported: "Into the Democratic National Committee headquarters came a man asking to be registered for work...

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