National Affairs: Mr. Republican Jr.

In Washington's Mayflower Hotel one morning last week, tweedy David Sinton Ingalls lit up his pipe, grinned at the politicians gathered in his room and called the meeting to order. For twelve hours, the top men in Bob Taft's campaign sat in solemn conclave, point by point, then laid plans for Taft trips to the South, the Northwest and Texas, agreed on strategy for this month's meeting of the G.O.P. National Committee, and decided to enter their candidate in the Illinois primaries.

Taft himself was at the meeting for only two hours; the rest of...

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