POLITICAL NOTES: Vandenberg's Successor

In the living room of his newly purchased "mansion" in Lansing one evening last week Michigan's Governor G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams played host to a couple of important callers. His guests and good friends: Walter Reuther, president of the politically potent C.I.O. United Auto Workers, and Gus Scholle, president of Michigan's C.I.O. Council. They had gathered to choose a Democrat to send to the U.S. Senate, to replace the late Arthur Vandenberg, a Republican. The union boys wanted one of their own men—an ex-union functionary named George Edwards, who ran in 1949...

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