THE CONGRESS: Smith Beats Jones

U.S. Senator Margaret Chase Smith last week soundly beat an aggressive young man named Robert L. Jones in Maine's G.O.P. senatorial primary, rolling up five times as many votes as Jones, and carrying 263 of 626 precincts. Some of Joe McCarthy's enemies concluded that, since McCarthy had introduced Jones to Maine before the campaign and Mrs. Smith had publicly shown her distaste for Joe, the Maine election was a defeat for McCarthy.

The truth seemed to be that McCarthy had merely used Jones, a political light weight, for his nuisance value. McCarthy did not campaign for Jones, and Jones, apparently...

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