All week long the urgent bulletins from harried Dewey lieutenants in Wisconsin reported new gains by General Douglas MacArthur and indefatigable Harold Stassen. Unless Dewey reversed his 1944 strategy, when he swept the Wisconsin primaries without lifting a finger, he might find himself out in the cold after next week's primary election. At week's end Tom Dewey made his decision: he would hustle out to Wisconsin this week, would follow up with a trip to Nebraska.

The announcement from Albany was carefully phrased to conceal the Dewey-men's concern. Said Dewey: "The time has come for a frank and blunt statement...

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