U.S. At War: Jersey Scramble

New Jersey Democrats scrambled about last week to pick a candidate for Governor. Their big problem: for the first time in a decade, the Republican opposition was solidly united. Three months ago, GOPsters had settled on grey, urbane Walter Evans Edge, onetime Governor and U.S. Senator, as their man.

Jersey's arrogant Boss Frank Hague is no man to ignore facts. Month ago he had received an unasked-for, but resounding, buss from the Communists. Now he wanted more than that: support of all New Jersey's labor unions, whom he had often kicked around as...