National Affairs: Committeeman

Election of a new Republican National Committeeman in Illinois last fortnight revealed nothing about Republican sentiment in that key State except that the local gentlemen do not want National Chairman John Hamilton's finger poking into their local affairs. Over Charles B. Goodspeed, the G. O. P.'s national treasurer and John Hamilton's good friend, they elected Hill Blackett, 47, advertising tycoon (Blackett-Sample-Hummert Inc.), who handled radio time for the Landon campaign. Announced Committeeman Blackett last week: "Any man has an equal chance as far as I'm concerned."

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