POLITICAL NOTES: Republican Rift?

G.O.P. Chairman Joe Martin felt a stomach-chilling temblor when anti-Willkie feeling in Congress and the party, rumbling, hissing, giving off steam, threatened to split the party in two.

First came a report from French Lick that Indiana Republicans had issued a manifesto, read Wendell Willkie out of the party for his support of the Administration's foreign policy. The report was false, but gave a fair indication of the feelings of many a Republican politico.

Then Missouri's obstreperous Dewey Short stood up in the House, flailed his long arms, popped off in his best...

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