National Affairs: 13 for Ike

At Vermont's Republican convention in Montpelier last week, traditions toppled like tenpins. First, the 921 delegates repudiated the pro-Taft old guard by a 3-1 majority and elected twelve Eisenhower men to go to Chicago. Then they formally instructed the delegation to vote for Ike—a break with the custom of sending officially uncommitted delegations. Finally, they chose Eisenhower's state campaign manager—Edward G. Janeway, a onetime Wall Street broker—as Vermont's national committeeman. It was the first time in memory that the job did not go to a lifetime Vermonter.

Results elsewhere last week:

¶ Vermont Democrats chose ten delegates (with six: votes), all unpledged....

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