Tom Dewey Takes Over

It was Dewey in a walkaway. Withoutlifting a finger, without once giving to the men from Maine to Oregon the sign they asked for, Governor Thomas E. Dewey became Candidate Dewey, G.O.P. nominee for the Presidency of the U.S.

The nomination could not come too soon. For bunting and frustration hung equally over the steamy Chicago Stadium as the Republicans met this week in their 23rd convention—the first in wartime since Abraham Lincoln.

As the convention began, the frustration was as tangible as the mammoth blow-up pictures of Dewey that stood about everywhere in Chicago. The thumping bands, the badges, the pretty...

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