ILLINOIS: Change in the Wind

In Illinois all summer the hot winds of scandal have blown hard at the Republican state administration. The blast blew Orville E. Hodge (TIME, July 30 et ante) from his perch as Republican state auditor and landed him a 12-to-15-year sentence in the state penitentiary for stealing more than $1,000,000 from the treasury through a warrant (state check) cashing dodge. Democratic leaders joyfully looked forward to using the Hodge case in their campaign to defeat Republican Governor William G. Stratton. Then, suddenly, the wind changed.

To the Democrats' embarrassment, the new blast roared straight at Cook County

Treasurer Herbert C. Paschen...

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