REPUBLICANS: On to Chicago

Into Augusta, Ga. by chartered airplane last week flew a ten-man delegation from the Republican National Committee for a conclave about as suspenseful as an American League pennant race. At the Augusta National Golf Club the travelers were welcomed by a tanning and smiling Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower, sat down for lunch with the President in the whitebrick, four-pillared Mamie's Cabin near Augusta's tenth fairway. Over lunch the group got down to business. Connecticut's Meade Alcorn was retiring as national chairman (TIME, April 13), Kentucky's Senator Thruston B. Morton had been...

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