Dewey and the Press
By contrast with Franklin Roosevelt's overpowering bonhomie, reporters have always found Thomas E. Dewey cold and cautious. Last week he and they appeared to be mutually warming up.
In September, at the end of Candidate Dewey's swing to the West Coast, Columbia Broadcasting's Don Pryor polled 48 newsmen aboard the campaign train. Result: 21 for Roosevelt, 18 for Dewey, nine undecided.
Last week, as Dewey returned from the Midwest, Newscaster Pryor again polled reporters on the campaign train51 of them, this time. Result: 28 for Dewey, 17 for Roosevelt, four...