REPUBLICANS: A Suggestion for Willkie

Last week Wendell Willkie was at Jupiter Island, Fla., sleeping, reading, basking, bicycling for exercise. He had not yet helped the Republican Party solve the problem of who would be its national chairman for the next four years. Whether he would try to keep Representative Joe Martin in the job or let the post pass to the hands of some willing party hack was a question still in suspense. Columnist David Lawrence, in his United States News, seized the moment to make a wholly unorthodox suggestion.

Traditionally, the chairman of the national committee is expected to do little between elections except...

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