POLITICAL NOTES: St. George & the Farmers

Trim, glib, tireless Mrs. Katharine St. George would not be downed. Her opponent for the Republican Congressional nomination in New York's farmerish, four-county 29th District was earnest, colorless Lawyer Augustus Bennet. As a Good-Government candidate in 1944, quasi-Republican Bennet had unseated Republican Ham Fish. Mrs. St. George, who takes her Party straight, had a low opinion of him.

From the start of her campaign, chic Mrs. St. George awed her constituents. She drove 200 miles and met 75 people a day, dined Republican leaders, spoke every other night. Her platform vibrated with promises of jobs and homes for veterans, hope for...

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