POLITICAL NOTES: The Postmaster's Plan

Once as solidly entrenched as a Deep South Democratic machine, Michigan's Republican Party has not won an important state election in seven years. Principal reason: G.O.P. liberals and Old Guard-ists, after mauling each other, are too beat to put up much of a fight against the smoothly functioning Democratic Party of six-times Governor G. Mennen ("Soapy") Williams and the United Auto Workers' Walter Reuther. Last week word leaked out that the old Republican feud had erupted into a name-calling, table-thumping session starring Postmaster General Arthur E. Summerfield for the Old Guard and Henry Ford II, financial mainstay of the...

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