POLITICAL NOTES: The Gleaners

As I was walking up the stair

I met a man who wasn't there;

He wasn't there again today.

I wish, I wish he'd stay away.

—Hughes Mearns

In Wisconsin last week, General Douglas MacArthur was the man who wasn't there, and he was firmly planted at the head of the political stairs. Almost all observers were betting that Favorite Son MacArthur would win a majority of the state's 27 Republican convention delegates in this week's preferential primary. But Candidates Tom Dewey and Harold Stassen, who were very much there, tried hard to act like men...

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