U.S. At War: A Blow to Willkie

The U.S. got another GOPresidential candidate last week—a man who has little chance for the Republican nomination, and knows it. But he had a good reason for his candidacy.

The man was Everett McKinley Dirksen, 47, a big, tousled, thoughtful, farm-minded Representative from Pekin, Ill., a town of 19,000 population which lies on the east bank of the Illinois River, just south of Peoria. The Pride of Pekin told the Washington press that 36 fellow Congressmen from 13 States had signed a petition urging him to try for the Republican Presidential nomination. He insisted...

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