National Affairs: Life for the G.O.P.

The conservative voting trend, evident in earlier primaries this year, showed up last week in New York City too. There Republicans had an embarrassing situation to set right, and did it.

In 1944, Vito Marcantonio, the most vocal Communist-line member of Congress, and left-wing Congressman Adam Clayton Powell (husband of boogie-woogie Pianist Hazel Scott) had won not only the Democratic and American Labor Party primaries, but the Republican as well.

Last week the voters crossed them off the G.O.P. ballot, in a sweep which was a resounding rebuke to the A.L.P. and the C.I.O.'s P.A.C. They also retired Republican Representative Joseph Clark Baldwin,...

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