National Affairs: Pitched High

This week, Tom Dewey took to the road in his 15-car "Victory Special." His confidence bordered on cockiness as he began a 13-state swing through the West. He was unruffled by the Truman barbs, undisturbed by the size of the Truman crowds.

He arrived in Des Moines to be met by a gratifying crowd and a band playing A Do, Do, Dewey Day, written to a Nebraska University tune. That afternoon it rained. The Dewey address, scheduled to be made at the Drake University Stadium (capacity 30,000), had to be moved inside the Drake Field House (capacity 9,500). He spoke to an...

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