POLITICAL NOTES: Biggest Show in Wisconsin


Two days before they were due to cast primary ballots in a special election to pick Joe McCarthy's Senate successor, Wisconsin voters got some eleventh-hour advice from the influential (circ. 354,879) Milwaukee Journal. The Journal front-paged a cartoon of a circus tent and six sideshows, dubbed them former Governor Walter J. (for Jodok) Kohler Jr. and his six G.O.P. opponents. Warned the caption: "Don't be taken in by the sideshows." The voters weren't. In an election where total returns were slimmed to 460,000 (out of 2,200,000 eligibles) by summer doldrums, Walter Kohler, 53, was a three-ring winner.

Front-Runner Kohler, the...

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