MONTANA: The People's Choice

Montana has lost 35,000 population in the last two years, according to a survey by Montana State College. But last week Montana had 5,600 more voters registered than in 1940. Reason: a bitter primary election (July 21) in which the stake includes the political reputation of Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler, grand strategist of isolationism.

Wheeler has feuded since 1938 with his colleague, New-Dealing Senator James E. Murray. Wheeler's 1942 goal is to beat Murray by any means at hand.

But wealthy, sleek Jim Murray, although no man of might, has championed New Deal measures. His only opponent: former Congressman Joseph P. Monaghan,...

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