National Affairs: Rustlings in the Reeds

High-pitched rustlings from widely scattered Republican quarters last week told of a rising anti-McCarthy breeze across the grass roots. Items: ¶ In McCarthy's native Wisconsin, Editor Leroy Gore of the Sauk City Star launched a campaign to petition for a special election to recall the Senator. Under Wisconsin law, more than 400,000 signatures, one-quarter of the last vote for governor, would be required. By this week Gore, a Republican of 30 years' standing, had passed out 10,000 petition blanks. ¶ Chairman Brad Sebstad of the Marinette (Wis.) Young Republicans wrote President...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!