POLITICAL NOTES: Count Me Out

To an old friend who managed his Oregon campaign in 1948, Tom Dewey wrote a letter last week which made things as clear as anyone could wish. "Nothing has occurred or will or can occur," said Governor Dewey, "to change what I said the day after election last year. Nothing could arise now or in the future, that would lead me to be the nominee for our party in 1952 . . . My decision on this matter is as certain and final as death and the staggering New Deal taxes."

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