Men and An Issue

Telephones jangled in the homes of many a Republican National Committeeman and Committeewoman last week. Over the long-distance wires explanations were made and promises asked. For the battle to shape the future of the Republican Party—a future that looked exceedingly bright after last fortnight's elections—had been joined.

Immediate stake is the election of a successor to smart, little Representative Joseph W. Martin as the Party's national chairman. Customarily, the only fight over such a job is the struggle to persuade someone to take it. But 1942 is different. This time there is...

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