National Affairs: In Penn's Woods

Tossing aside legal technicalities the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week cleared Gifford Pinchot's claim to the Republican gubernatorial nomination and thereby paved the way to a fierce political battle in the November election. In the G. O. Primary three months ago Mr. Pinchot won the nomination over Francis Shunk Brown, candidate of Boss Vare of Philadelphia, by a plurality of 20,099 votes (TIME, June 2). Mr. Brown, a poor loser, contended he had been "robbed" of the nomination, sought a technical lever to pry Mr. Pinchot off...

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