National Affairs: Knowland at the Ready

The right wing of the Republican Party now has 1) its issue, 2) its strategy, 3) its candidate for 1960. The issue: Government economy as a popular expression of a growing conservatism. The strategy: to take over the party after showing strength in the 1958 elections. (Such Old Guardsmen as Indiana's Senator Bill Jenner and Nevada's Senator "Molly" Malone appear safe for reelection, while some Eisenhower Republicans are by no means sure bets.)

The candidate: Senate Republican Leader William Fife Knowland, who would like to spring from California's governorship (over Incumbent Goodwin Knight's...

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