Republicans in Olney and Feltonville engaged Tuesday in that most un- Republican of exercises - public disagreement - and turned a veteran ward leader out of office by a two-vote margin.
Daniel Meenan, 43, was elected over incumbent William Yeager in the 42d Ward. It was the second election in the 42d in a month; the first, which Meenan won by one vote, was nullified by the Republican City Committee.
Meenan defeated Yeager, 24-22, in a Tuesday election monitored at the Schwarzwald Inn by city party leaders. If the election is ratified Monday, as expected, by the Republican City Committee, it will end the kind of divisive and sometimes bitter chapter in ward politics more familiar to Philadelphia's Democrats than to the usually sedate Republicans.