As U.S. citizens went to the polls last week to vote in local elections, prognosticators sat with eyes focused on their political radar screens. They were watching eagerly for telltale blips which would in dicate a national trend.

One of the few clear blips came from Indiana. There, Republicans made "Tru-manism" an issue in municipal elections. Senator William E. Jenner cried that a vote for a Democratic mayor is a vote for the Truman Administration, for "Communists high in the State Department . . . crime and corruption in the Internal Revenue Bureau...

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