Nation: Still Living

Philadelphia's Republican Alliance was born of high hopes for reform and low esteem for the city's elderly, indolent regular G.O.P. organization. Last week, after Pennsylvania's primaries, it appeared that the alliance had been born dead.

The alliance, led by Pennsylvania National Committeeman Robert L. Johnson, a former chancellor of Temple University, put on an all-out campaign. Johnson rounded up 1,500 volunteer workers, ran the campaign on a budget of more than $25,000 a month. Johnson denounced Organization Bosses William Austin Meehan and Wilbur Hamilton for having, over the years, worked under the table with Philadelphia's dominant Democrats. He found one ally in...

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