Foreign News: Held

British Labor party leaders let out an explosive breath last week. They had squeaked through a parliamentary by-election at Gravesend. Party Boss Herbert Morrison sent the victor a jubilant telegram: "We will open the door, Richard, when you come to the House."

The addressee was Sir Richard Acland, 15th baronet of his line, who got 24,692 votes against 23,017 for his Tory opponent Frank Taylor. The Conservative appeal in suburban Gravesend, a Tory stronghold until the Labor victory in 1945, had been directed mainly at the housewives. Taylor became known as "Tater Taylor" because he lugged his 3-lb. weekly spud ration around...

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