National Affairs: Disorder in the Ranks

Stalking out of a meeting of the Republican National Committee last January, one disgruntled committeeman grated: "I'll give that guy just six months more." Last week, almost six months to the day, the committeeman saw his prophecy come true. In the interest of "harmony in our ranks," National Chairman Hugh D. Scott Jr. quit his job.

To a large extent, Hugh Scott, an agreeable, pipe-smoking Philadelphia lawyer, was a belated casualty of last November's election. Hand-picked by Candidate Tom Dewey last summer in payment for Pennsylvania's timely convention support, he had served out the campaign as a sort of front man for...

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