National Affairs: Michigan: Ready to Deal

For 20 years Michigan's delegation went to the Republican National Convention pledged to the same man: a favorite son, the late Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg. This year National Committeeman Arthur Summerfield and State Chairman Owen J. ("Pat") Cleary decided to work for a unified, uninstructed delegation. They talked to every one of the 83 county delegations to the state convention. Their argument: uncommitted, Michigan would be in a better position to make deals at Chicago.

When the 1,531: delegates moved into Detroit's Cass Technical High Schodl last week for the 18 congressional district and state conventions, there were still signs of a...

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