Between Rounds

The shouting over the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee quieted to a whisper. The early candidates had been wheeled out and promptly knocked full of holes. Now, in the last few days before meeting in St. Louis to name the chairman, G.O.P. leaders quietly hunted for a compromise candidate who could soothe ruffled tempers and prevent an open fight.

Wendell Willkie had apparently won his battle against the man who once seemed to have the chairmanship in his grasp: Illinois Committeeman Werner Schroeder, darling of the Chicago Tribune, of some of the...

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