National Affairs: Fever in Michigan

The presidential boom for Michigan's Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg was on. The Detroit News published an excited editorial entitled: "Vandenberg: Man of the Hour!" Some 700 Michigan Republicans gathered at the swank Detroit Athletic Club to eat squab, lay plans for raising a $950,000 campaign fund, and to extol the virtues of Van. Cried Governor Kim Sigler: "Any influence I have will be used to convince the convention . . . that he will be a sure winner!"

Maine's G.O.P. Senator Owen Brewster, visiting Detroit, caught the fever. He announced that Vandenberg was growing...

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