U.S. At War: Corn Belt Vote

Wendell Willkie, who carried six corn-belt States in 1940, hovered this week in the background of a corn-belt primary. Iowa Republicans went to the polls to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Senate. They had four choices, but the fight centered on two: Governor George Wilson, veteran corporation lawyer and politico, and State Secretary of Agriculture Mark Thornburg, backed by Willkie.

Thornburg endorsed Willkie's principles: that the G.O.P. must lay aside its isolationism, that the U.S. has ah obligation to help remake a post-war world.

Whether he asked for it or...

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