National Affairs: The Word

Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg was still not talking, but the word went out last week that he is available for the Republican presidential nomination and that he would accept it. This was, perhaps, the biggest news of the political campaign to date.

Out of the Dark. The tidings swiftly got to Pennsylvania's Governor Jim Duff, who hopes to put most of his state's 73 delegates in the driver's seat of a Vandenberg bandwagon at Philadelphia next month (TIME, May 10). The Senator's strategists hoped that his friends around the country would not start making a big noise about his candidacy. They wanted...

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