National Affairs: Personally Obnoxious

"I am loth to become engaged in a struggle with the President," Paul Douglas said uneasily. "But in this matter, God helping me, I can do no other." In this solemn fashion, Illinois' Fair Dealing Senator served notice last week that he would take his fight with Harry Truman to the Senate floor. A half gale was building up into a hurricane.

At Douglas' request, 4,570 members of the Chicago Bar Association had voted on Douglas' two recommendations to the Illinois federal bench against the two Harry Truman picked instead (TIME, July 30). The lawyers favored one Douglas choice by 2-to-1 vote,...

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