National Affairs: Maine: Ike 9, Taft 5

In Maine, the process of picking delegates to the Republican National Convention is usually as traditional as the state's Republicanism; party leaders make a slate, then district and state conventions obediently swallow it whole. In 1952, things didn't go that way. Because of the fierce pulling and tugging between Taft and Ike supporters, the party bigwigs couldn't agree; they had to let the conventions decide. Last week 1,813 business and professional men, farmers and flannel-shirted woodsmen gathered at Bangor to do their unusual duty.

An indication of what was going to happen came...

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