National Affairs: Spring Stirrings

Michigan's Arthur Vandenberg had displayed a suitable reluctance. He had insisted that he did not want his name entered in Nebraska's presidential primary next month. But Raymond A. McConnell Jr., chairman of a bipartisan group which thought the public should have a chance to express itself on all G.O.P. possibilities, had been stubborn.

Last week Vandenberg sent off a last-minute protest. McConnell fired back a flat question: "If you were nominated by the Republican convention, would you accept?" Replied Vandenberg: "I decline to speculate. . . ."

McConnell promptly filed Vandenberg's name, along with those of Dewey, Taft, Stassen, MacArthur, Warren and Speaker...

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