"It's just simply wonderful. Wonderful! I always knew that something this big would happen!" burbled bustling Mrs. A. Burks Summers, peering through the smoky, klieg-lighted glare of Washington's Uline Arena at some 12,000 happy Republicans. Senators, Congressmen and plain citizens, they filled every seat, sat cross-legged on the concrete floor, munched the chicken legs of the new "poor man's" Lincoln Day box supper (cost $1), danced to Fred Waring's orchestra, sang with Cinemactor George Murphy, shouted themselves hoarse. Cried G.O.P. Chairman Guy Gabrielson: "From this night on, the Republican Party is...

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