Compromise in G. O. P.

It looked as if Wendell Willkie had triumphed over the No. 1 political rule that you can't beat Somebody with Nobody. He was dead set against the isolationist Chicago Tribune's candidate, Werner W. Schroeder, as chairman of the Republican National Committee, but he espoused no candidate of his own. The result was that when the Committee gathered in St. Louis it permitted Somebody in the person of Mr. Schroeder to withdraw gracefully after two ballots, then proceeded by acclamation to name Nobody in the person of Harrison Earl Spangler of Iowa.


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