National Affairs: Revenge in Maryland

Although Maryland's Millard E. Tydings, making a comeback try for his old Senate seat (24 years, 1926-50), defeated George P. Mahoney by a narrow 6,000 votes in the state's tightest senatorial primary (TIME, May 21), Mahoney won more state convention delegates. Last week, when convention time came in Baltimore, the Mahoneyites with relish and in grim retribution slashed Tydings' backers to ribbons.

Bloodiest victim of the purge was Baltimore's Mayor Tommy D'Alesandro, who as national committeeman wielded the most power in a power-weak, faction-racked state organization. As the kingmaker who nudged Tydings into the race with Mahoney, D'Alesandro was booted out as...

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