POLITICAL NOTES: Valley of Decision

Three leading U.S. political figures, veterans in the shaping of national policy, have passed through the valley of decision.

¶ New York's Republican Governor Tom Dewey, 52, although remaining publicly silent about his plans, is ready to stand for reelection. Possible occasion for Dewey's formal announcement: the $100-a-plate Republican dinner to be held May 26 at the Waldorf.

¶ Kentucky's Alben W. Barkley, 76, longtime Senator and former Vice President, who in recent months has left no stump unoccupied or baby unkissed, finally made it official. He will run for the Senate seat...

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