National Affairs: Iowa: Ike 15, Taft 9

Harrison E. Spangler, Iowa's veteran (20 years) Republican national committeeman, predicted that 20 of the state's 26 delegates to the National Convention would be for Taft. But that was before the Eisenhower ground swell rose in Iowa. As the Ike boom grew, the Taft men pared their claims, finally said they would be satisfied with an even split.

Last week 3,030 delegates from Iowa's 99 counties met at congressional district and state conventions in Des Moines to name the 26. The Eisenhower forces had a majority in four district conventions, covering the center...

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