National Affairs: Pinchot v. G. O. P.

Gifford Pinchot, Republican nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania, last week lost a large chunk of political support but none of his oldtime Rooseveltian capacity for denunciation. Charles B. Hall and Samuel Salus, potent members of the Philadelphia G. O. P. machine under Boss William Scott Vare, repudiated him to support John M. Hemphill, the Democratic Nominee. Mr. Pinchot exploded: "They're gangsters first and Republicans as a matter of convenience afterwards. . . . Hall . . . stands for everything decent voters despise and hate. His support is always a liability."

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