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IN THE BAG FOR AD
Red Smith
August 27, 1956
The distinguished sportswriter covers the Democratic convention in his idiom and finds that the main event was
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August 27, 1956

In The Bag For Ad

The distinguished sportswriter covers the Democratic convention in his idiom and finds that the main event was

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Mr. Whitey Bimstein, the noted fist-fight trainer, is one of the few great Americans not now present in Chicago. Thomas Jefferson is here—or so the audience...is hourly advised—and Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland, but no Whitey Bimstein. In Ave Harriman's corner they miss him sorely, for Mr. Bimstein is esteemed as a good man on cuts.

If Ruby Goldstein were the referee, the Harriman-Stevenson match would have been stopped two days ago, but even as the Democratic heavyweight eliminations went into the final round tonight the worthy challenger from New York was still in there taking it. He is a dead game guy, fit to be coupled as an entry with that other valorous gladiator, Archie Moore.

When Rocky Marciano was detaching Moore from his intellect last fall, the referee offered to excuse Archie from the room. "No," said the old pro, "I want to be counted out." Marciano arranged it for him. As this is written, Ad Stevenson is performing the same service for Harriman....

CHICAGO, AUG. 17

If they brought off a barney like this in the fight game, somebody would holler for the cops. A shoo-in of this sort at a horse park would get even the stewards ruled off. There wasn't a literate, immortal soul this side of Versailles, Ky. who didn't know the title was in the sack for Ad Stevenson, yet when the Democrats put on the main event of their quadrennial tournament, it played to a jammed house of 30,000, and only the armed might of the police force held the mob under 100,000.

Jim Norris should have a piece of this political dodge. What Mike Jacobs could have done with it staggers the imagination....

by RED SMITH
In the New York Herald Tribune

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