Last Look Around

The stage was Tom Dewey's. The audience was 39 U.S. governors and 132 tU.S. newsmen. The occasion: the 36th annual governors' convention in the "chocolate town" of Hershey, Pa. By afternoon of a hot Sunday, most newsmen and governors were standing on the sun-baked porch of the million-dollar Hershey Hotel. They watched the roadway from the valley, waiting for Dewey.

One early arrival had used his time well. Silver-haired John Bricker, handsome in a sand-colored suit, had promptly called a press conference. He answered all questions freely, said he favored "something like...

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