REPUBLICANS: Handle with Care

Three hundred Republican leaders, gathered last week in Tulsa's marble-columned Mayo Hotel, chose Chicago as the scene of the presidential convention in July 1952 and spent three days in blood-quickening tribal powwow and intramural argument.

Everybody agreed that at the moment Robert A. Taft was the leading candidate for 1952, though many seemed to consider him less the man to nominate than the man to beat. His recent foreign policy pronouncements had cooled off some supporters. The only other candidate much talked about: General Ike Eisenhower. Congressman Hugh Scott, the _ party's Dewey-picked national chairman in 1948, was talking up...

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