National Affairs: Quite a Lad

With a benign smile on his face and ready answers on his lips, Robert Alphonso Taft plodded through the Northwest last week, seeking the votes of delegates and the good will of men. Working 18-hour days (his smile was as big at 11 p.m. as it was at 6 a.m.), the Senator from Ohio held press conferences before breakfast, met coveys of politicians, students, businessmen and farmers, ate fried chicken at box suppers, and all the while held a steady bead on his main target: the Truman Administration.

He Sought the Young. Most of those who came to hear Taft's speeches...

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