Pre-Convention Minuet

Governor Dewey was less talkative than ever last week about the 1944 GOPresidential nomination. In fact, he did not even say that he was not a candidate. All the talking was done by Alfred M. Landon, of Topeka, Kans. "I recognize [Dewey] as the outstanding possibility," said Mr. Landon in Governor Dewey's bedroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York. "No comment," said Mr. Dewey, smiling.

This immediately sent political reporters into long columns of feverish speculation. They examined this meager phrase, with all the care of a music critic listening to Lily...

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