National Affairs: Change in Maine

To Ike's hopes for a rising tide of modern Republicanism came a dash of bad tidings last week from a Down East stalwart. The tidebreaker: Frederick George Payne, 56, former (1949-53) Maine governor and 1952 Ike-backer who edged out Taftman Owen Brewster in the 1952 primaries and is now Maine's junior Senator. The tidings: hardworking, quietly effective Frederick Payne will not seek re-election in 1958. Among the reasons for the change in Payne: his health (he has a chronic but not disabling heart disorder), his family (Mrs. Payne doesn't like Washington), his pocketbook...

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