POLITICAL NOTES: Wanna Get Slugged?

The G.O.P. presidential contest was beginning to get rough.

Candidate Harold Stassen, galloping through the South, took a passing swipe at Candidate Bob Taft. In New Orleans, obviously referring to Taft for his cautious position on foreign aid, Stassen chomp-chided: "I plead with the members of our Republican party not to become afflicted with a chronic fixation of opposition."

Then Stassen turned his attention to Tom Dewey, who so far has even declined to admit that he is a candidate. Stassen had already taken one crack at Dewey. "There is nothing in America's political history," he had said, "to recommend an evasive...

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