National Affairs: The Texas Steal

Taftmen were worried about Texas. Eisenhower supporters had carried the precinct and county conventions overwhelmingly for Ike, only to be unseated by the Taft-controlled organization at the state convention in Mineral Wells (TIME, June 9). The only Taft argument was the charge, based on assumptions, that the Eisenhower voters were Democrats. A wave of disgust at Taft's Texas "steal" had swept across the country. Something had to be done.

Some New "Contests." As the Texas hearing was scheduled to begin, National Committee Chairman Gabrielson read a telegram from Herbert Hoover, who said he had tried to settle the contested delegate fight. In...

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