POLITICAL NOTES: As Goes . . . So Goes . . . .

The season of State conventions and primary elections progressed last week to the augury stage.

Maine. Though its presidential vote has been chronically Republican since the Civil War, with the exception of the split-year 1912, there is a certain post-mortem parallelism between Maine's state-election votes in September and the nation's presidential votes two months later. There was, accordingly, nationwide Republican whoopee when William Tudor Gardiner, Republican, was elected Governor of Maine by an 82,000 majority over Edward C. Moran, Jr., Democrat. It was the largest G. O. P. margin in Maine history...