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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 63

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Friday, December 17, 1965
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loaf flttfftlf ft mmti FRI., DEC. 17, 1965-PartlV 3 Minnesota DFL Party FILL HER STOCKING WITH Hits Bumps Political Creation of Humphrey Faces 1966 Election Woe n I ft, .Sstx Escluiivt to The Timet Irom IM Wishington Poll MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's impressive Demo cratic-Farmer-Labor Par ty, the creation of Hubert II. Humphrey, has hit a couple of bumps and could be in serious t r o u b 1 e for next year's gubernatorial election. Its immediate problems are the admitted poor "voter Image" of Gov. Karl F. Rol-vaag and an insurance scandal which has potential political fallout. Whether these are isolated problems or signs that the DFL may be wearing out, losing the vigor that Hum phrey and now Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman gave it, is another question politicians discuss. It was 21 years ago, while Republicans were running the state, that Humphrey welded together Democrats and the old Farmer-Labor Partv which had flowered under Floyd B. Olson during the depression. Candidates Attractive Since then, though it suffered a few setbacks, the DFL's progress chart has been Generally upward. It snewed forth a seemingly unending stream of young, attractive progressive candi dates Humphrey, Free man, Sen. . Eugene Mc Carthy, to name only some of them. Its ton leaders. Humphrey and Freeman, had exciting voter appeal and a tough-minded sense of leadership that left no doubt who was in charge. But they went to Washington. Rolvaag had served eight years as lieutenant governor when he was elected gover nor in 1962 by 19 votes. By DFL standards he is an old man at 52 and looks older The Dartv was divided on his chances in 1962, and state leaders are now virtually un animous in the belief that he can't win again. Program Admired There is no ideological split. DFLers generally ad-j mire Rolvaag's program, his( courage and his achieve-1 ments, but say he doesn't go, over with the voters and that I his lines of communication' with party members have become clogged. "Poorj image" is the phrase most used, and in a television age they don't know how to lick j It. I A recent poll showed Rolvaag's voter popularity, never high, had fallen to about 35. Last July the DFL Executive Committee decided Rolvaag couldn't win a second four-year term and told him so. Rolvaag refused to go quietly, and when the story became public a month or so later, his comment was: "I suggested to them I do not agree with their conclusion." Rolvaag also said he has made his 'decision, but he won't tell what it is. The spectacle of a part) repudiating its elected leader is not one to inspire optimism, though the parallel with Harry S Truman in 1948 is apparent. Contender Able Top DFL contender for Rnlvaas's lob is Lt. Gov. A M. (Sandv) Keith. 37. gener ally considered to have the ability and charisma of the Humphrey -Freeman tradi tion. Right after the DFL squabble came the insurance trouble. State Insurance Commissioner Cyrus Mag nusson. a Freeman and Kol vaacr appointee, was indicted with 16 private insurance company officials on fraud charges. The substantive charge against Magnusson was that he had mailed assurances to insurance agents in the state that American Allied Insur ance Co. was sound when in fact it was insolvent. State investigators claimed offi cials of the company, which specialized in high risk auto driver policies, had siphoned off premiums for other ven tures, leaving the company liroke. The case has not been tried. Magnusson refused to resign, but is on leave with out pay and Rolvaag has be Tlease Turn to Tg. 4, Col. 1 am W 1 L W V 7) V'V v ' It li . . . AND WATCH HER FACE LIGHT UP DOG-GONE! STRAW NOVELTY Magid's magical, fashion-wise wicker straw with bamboo-like handles, leather tab and golden turn lock closing. Bead and brilliant patterns, fabric needlepoints, or pearl and shell designs . . . all covered with clear protective vinyl. 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