REPUBLICANS: Opinion on Willkie

Forest Gillum, 56, of Omaha, wore a huge Willkie button through the Presidential campaign. When Willkie lost, exultant Democrat Abner Tunspall, 35, razzed Forest Gillum mercilessly. One day frantic Forest Gillum turned on his tormentor, cut his throat. Last week Gillum, pleading guilty to manslaughter, was sentenced to two years in prison. Said the judge, "He just reached the end of his resistance."

This week's Gallup poll made it clear that for most of the U. S. the razzing and the bitterness of the campaign were over. The Gallup poll reported that throughout the U. S. 22% liked Willkie more than...

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