National Affairs: Tennessee: 19 for Taft

Some rebels from Memphis spoke up for Ike at last week's state Republican convention in Nashville, but they were squelched by the old-guard forces dominated by Former National Chairman B. Carroll Reece. The convention then smoothly elected Taft supporters as Tennessee's four delegates at large to the National Convention. With the 15 Reece men elected at district conventions, that gave Taft 19 of the state's 20 delegates; the 20th, to be chosen next month, is considered a Taft shoo-in.

The platform opened with strange language for a Republican gathering: "We pledge adherence to the principles of Thomas Jefferson and other pioneers that...

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