A political organization, unlike a business organization, generally closes ranks defensively about a member whose honesty comes in question. But last week the Republican party opened wide its ranks to let Claudius Hart Huston, chairman of the national committee, stalk out of office. Mr. Huston wondered aloud why the political pack had deserted him after the discovery of his temporary deposit of Muscle Shoals lobby funds in his private stock margin account.

It was a poorly attended committee meeting in Washington to which Mr. Huston finally tendered his resignation. Did the committee...

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