National Affairs: Eastern Day

Not since 1928 has the nation followed the old slogan and gone as Maine went. In four consecutive elections, Maine sturdily voted Republican while the nation went Democratic. But even a stopped clock is right some time. This year looked like the year for Maine to be right again.

This week, in the nation's first statewide election this year, Maine's citizens elected Representative Margaret Chase Smith to the Senate over the Democrats' Dr. Adrian H. Scolten, a Portland dermatologist and political newcomer. Trim, handsome Mrs. Smith, who looks as most clubwomen would like to look, becomes the first woman to be elected...

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