National Affairs: Divided Republicans

On a day last week which fairly reflected the feelings of G.O.P. Congressmen—raw, grey and chilly—a handful of Republican Senators gathered in a Senate committee room. They met with the conviction that the Republican leadership which had dominated the 80th Congress was largely responsible for the party's defeat. The man they had their angry eyes on was Robert A. Taft.

The leader of the rump caucus was New York's homespun, able Irving Ives. As a freshman Senator two years ago, he made a, successful fight against some of the more rigorous measures which Taft had tried to write into the Taft-Hartley Act.†...

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