"Republicans-on-the-march" was the title thought up for a series of informal monthly dinners begun last week in Washington by the national G.O.P. committee.

Object: pre-season training for the 1940 campaign. Chosen to speak at the first tryout were new Senator Clyde Reed of Kansas, new Governor Ray Baldwin of Connecticut, new Senator Robert Taft of Ohio. Of these, Governor Baldwin did the best job of speechmaking but Senator Taft got the biggest headlines: in slightly better oratorical form than the night of his Gridiron Dinner fiasco (TIME, April 24), he took the bold...

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