REPUBLICANS: Definite Separation

As the campaign train rolled into Seattle, the pickets who had dogged Senator Robert Taft's trail up the coast massed to meet him. Outside the King Street Station, some 300 of them swung into action with boos, jeers and taunting placards ("Taft's G.O.P. is not for me"). Led by Washington's Communist-line ex-Representative Hugh De Lacy, they surged around the Taft automobile.

Someone started pitching vegetables at the car. Alarmed, one of the Taft party slammed the car-door, catching the flesh of Taft's palm in a steel vise. Then one picket broke forward, thrust...

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