National Affairs: Advance Patrol

The Republicans' two-man advance patrol, wearing pin-stripe suits and noncommittal smiles, moved quietly into Washington last week.

First to appear was Detroit Banker Joseph Dodge, who presented himself to Budget Director Frederick Lawton and was assigned a big office in the Executive Office Building just two doors down the hall from Lawton's own quarters. There, Dodge took off his grey Homburg, grey suede gloves and dark blue overcoat and settled down behind a big desk on which he placed 1) a pile of celluloid calendars advertising his Detroit Bank, 2) a copy of the Republican platform (which calls for "reduction of expenditures...

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