"We must realize that we are faced with a serious situation. Therefore, let's throw aside the glittering generalities and flowery language of orations and consider a few practical facts. . . ."

The speaker was a dapper 16-year-old from Phoenix, Ariz, with wavy hair not unlike that of National Republican Chairman John Hamilton. His name: John Janson. He was speaking last week in the small ballroom of Washington's famed Willard Hotel, competing in the finals of a national oratorical contest for which Mr. Hamilton's committee had put up $15,000 in regional and...

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