NEW YORK: Major Test

As the most populous State of the Union, New York is the major U. S. political laboratory. Last week both major parties held State conventions there† and, in their nominations for the Governorship, set up a test of forces which may be this year's most accurate local gauge of 1940's national election.

Republican Challenge. Republicans, meeting at Saratoga Springs, were able to agree unanimously on their one best bet: District Attorney Thomas Edmund Dewey of New York County, the slim, dapper 36-year-old who has gained national publicity through his prosecution of big-city...

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