National Affairs: Serious Moral Cloud

Republican leaders of every stripe raised a chorus of protest against the roughshod operations of Taft forces in Chicago.

Early in the week, as the Taft steamrollers picked up speed, 23 of the nation's 25 Republican governors, in Houston for the annual Governors' Conference, joined in signing a telegram to Republican National Committee Chairman Guy Gabrielson. They asked him to abandon the basic Taft convention tactic: the rule that once pro-Taft delegates from contested states are seated by the Taft-dominated national committee and credentials committee, they must be allowed to participate in any...

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