The People Take a Beating

When the citizens of Illinois go to the polls on April 14, in the first important U.S. primary election of 1942, they will find that the results were cut-&-dried last week. The people will be allowed to participate in the elections-but only to participate. For in Illinois the original purpose of the primary-to let the voters in each party choose their own candidates by themselves-has long ago been lost. Party bosses have willingly relieved the people of this responsibility.

The tickets will be: Republicans-C. Wayland Brooks v. Warren Wright and Ralph E. Church; Democrats-Raymond S....

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