Speak Low

The Republican National Committee, which furnishes oratory to order, last week flavored its product too strongly. The G.O.P. ghost writers in Manhattan wrote dynamite-laden speeches for three Republican Governors, then released the texts without consulting the Governors themselves.

Connecticut's Raymond E. Baldwin wanted some changes made. So did Illinois' Dwight H. Green. And California's independent Governor Earl Warren got angry when his canned speech arrived in Sacramento just 24 hours before his broadcast. Warren, who goes along with California labor, got a text salted with attacks on "the Earl Browder-Sidney Hillman-Communist-allied Political Action Committee." Warren blue-penciled furiously. In Manhattan, red-faced...