REPUBLICANS: Victory Dinner

"Just wait 'til '48" said the slogan on the menu. But Republican National Committeemen, meeting in Washington's Statler Hotel for their first victory dinner in 18 years, could hardly be expected to do that.

Between bites of roast turkey, candied sweet potatoes and lettuce salad, they licked happy lips over the words of National Chairman B. Carroll Reece: "The verdict of the people in the recent election constituted a directive to both the legislative and executive branches." In effect, Carroll Reece was telling the President: get along with the G.O.P. or else....

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