National Affairs: Back of the Barn

New York's Governor Tom Dewey paid a neighborly call on Massachusetts last week—his first since the 1944 presidential campaign. The occasion was Springfield's Eastern States Exposition, New England's biggest agricultural fair.

To newsmen, Governor Tom explained that he was a guest and it would be discourteous if he said a single political word. He was simply an interested farmer (486 acres near Pawling, N.Y.). "Farming," said Tom Dewey, "has been the principal interest in my life for the last ten years." Trim and tanned (he had been getting in his hay, he said), he talked easily about the poor state of the...

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