POLITICAL NOTES: A Question of Technicalities

Jon M. Jonkel may go down in political history. He invented "the Big Doubt."

A high-pressure Chicago publicity man, he was imported for $1,250 a month by Maryland's Republican John Butler to run his successful campaign for Senator against Senator Millard Tydings last year. Jonkel had promptly seized on the Tydings investigation of Communism in the State Department. Explained Jonkel: "I don't think anyone cares whether Senator McCarthy is right or wrong . . . We worked with the fact that a very, very big doubt existed in the minds of the people of Maryland. I said: 'Let's not get into...

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