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    Man who advocated all help for Britain has landslide of votes in election to be Republican presidential candidate.

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    SLATE INFORMATION: Wendell Wilkie Wins Republican Vote

    U.S.A.: Willkie Is Elected Republican Candidate Philadelphia,
    U.S.A. CU Willkie smiling. GV Willkie entering Convention hall - delegates from various States cheering. SV Willkie and others walk up to stand. SCU Willkie waving - people throwing confetti. GV People cheering - some delegates holding up signs indicating states represented. SV Willkie talking seated in front of microphone. GV Crowd cheering.

    Sound Effects: Sound of people cheering. Willkie Speaking: "The Cause is great, we must win, we cannot fail if we stand together, in one united fight, and I thank you."

    U.S.A.: Elwood Laywer, Wendell Willkie Becomes Republican Presidential Candidate. Elwood, U.S.A. GV Main St. of Elwood, Indiana traffic through street. LV Home where Willkie was born. GV Willkie's former office building.

    United States: Willkie, Republican Nominee Gives Interview To Pressmen:
    Washington, D.C., United States Walk Up GTV conference - cine camera in f-g. U.S. Flag in b-g. LV, SCU & LV of Willkie answering pressmen's questions. SCU Willkie and wife near flashlight cameras.

    Sound Effects: Willkie: "I'll be glad to see Franklin D. Roosevelt any time, I've seen him many times." (Sound of laughter and cheers) W. "What's that?"... W. "I think one should be courteous to their predecessors" (Laughter) Q. "Mr. Willkie, are you going to have a brain trust?" W. "Well as a matter of fact the brain trust is the greatest myth in America. In order to have a brain trust you gotta have both brains and trust and all we've had is a trust." Q. "Mr. Roosevelt said that he wanted to invite you to Washington, if he did would you give him any suggestions about financing the nation before elections?" W. "Well it all depends on what he asked me. Any time I've gone to the White House he's done most of the talking." (Laughter)

    Good Scenes: Elev. GV of dam - utility works. GV of dam. GV pan of electrical grid. CU cheque for $44,948,396 and 81 cents. Intr. Scenes: Group shot of Willkie and Lillienthal at desk talking - they get up and shake hands.

    Sound Effects: Willkie.."Thanks Dave that's a lot of money for a couple of little Indiana boys to be handling and for that I'm going to give you the deeds for all of our Tennessee Electric Power Company property. Good luck, Dave."

    Good Scenes: SV Willkie talking ...confetti on clothes and hair.

    Sound Effects: Willkie: "I stand before you without a single pledge or purpose or understanding of any kind except for the advancement of your cause and the preservation of American democracy." (Cheers)
    Background: Man who advocated all help for Britain has landslide of votes in election to be Republican presidential candidate.

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    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
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    USA / POLITICS: Wendell Willkie wins Republican Vote

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