National Affairs: Hat & Horse

Harold Stassen rolled into Pendleton, Ore. for the Northwest cow country's famed annual rodeo. He went through the hat routine for distinguished guests: Pendletonians tried to fit him with a cowboy hat, finally found one almost big enough for such a big visitor. Stassen, who wears a 7⅞, settled for a 7⅝. He did what a presidential candidate ought to do: risked his dignity by riding a horse through Pendleton's horse-riding populace. Said ex-Navyman Stassen: "At least I've ridden a little more than Admiral Halsey."


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