In New York, a committee of oldtime Republicans began plugging both General Douglas MacArthur ("Soldier") and Ohio's Governor John Bricker ("Statesman") for the Presidency with equal fervor, waited to see which, if either, would catch fire.

In Wisconsin, Chairman Lansing Hoyt of the Wisconsin MacArthur Club declared that "certain prominent Republicans know" that General MacArthur would accept a G.O.P. nomination.

In the Southwest Pacific, General MacArthur went on with the war, had nothing to add publicly to his one statement on the matter (in October 1942): "I have no political ambitions whatsoever. ... If I survive this [Pacific] campaign, I...

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