National Affairs: The Quiet Struggle

In smoky backrooms and crowded hotel suites, in the states where delegates to the national conventions are selected by party convention without the fanfare of primary elections, the struggle for delegates went quietly on. Last week's results:

¶In Kansas, the Eisenhower forces took firm control of the statewide G.O.P. convention. They refused to ratify a Taft man recommended by the Sixth Congressional District as a delegate-at-large (TIME, March 17), installed an Ike man in his place. But the convention was unable to do anything about the Sixth's two regular delegates, both Taft men. Final Kansas score: Eisenhower 20, Taft 2.


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