POLITICAL NOTES: Stirrings of Spring

In most U.S. congressional districts, a man whose wife has accused him of adultery with a round dozen women would be carrying an impossible political handicap. But in California's 26th (southwest Los Angeles) this week, James Roosevelt, F.D.R.'s eldest son, stood up before the 26th's Democratic district convention to ask its endorsement as the party's candidate for Congress. A few delegates booed, but the majority heard Jimmy out, cheered him heartily. By a vote of 91-77 the convention endorsed Jimmy for the party nomination in the heavily Democratic 26th.

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