NEW YORK: Pilot Plant

In the glare of the public spotlight, the Republicans of the 80th Congress had moved into Washington like a lusty construction gang bent on rebuilding the town. But as yet they had neither torn down nor raised one house. Last week, above the clashing and grinding of the legislative machinery in Washington, a sharp-eared listener could hear a steady hum. It came from Albany. Governor Thomas E. Dewey was purring along like a pilot plant.

In a short eleven weeks, Tom Dewey's slick team had firmly guided every one of the Governor's major proposals through the Republican-dominated legislature. It was...

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