POLITICAL NOTES: Clear Everything with Sidney

Tide, an advertising magazine, reported last week that G.O.P. state committees plan to spend $1,000,000 on radio time during the next seven weeks, spreading the phrase: "Clear everything with Sidney."

The slogan seemed to be catching on. It had traveled from mouth to mouth from the moment Candidate John Bricker, cracking at the P.A.C.'s Sidney Hillman, used it fortnight ago. Delighted GOPsters played it to a fare-ye-well; perhaps they had hold of a really damaging weapon, a phrase that would turn out to be as telling as "Rum, Romanism and Rebellion" proved to be in 1884, or "Turn the rascals...

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