POLITICS: Ike's Answer

Dwight Eisenhower, while keeping carefully to the letter and spirit of his soldierly duty, this week cleared up three points that will be of importance to the U.S. in the fateful year 1952: 1) he is a Republican; 2) he will not make a pre-convention campaign for the Republican presidential nomination; 3) he will accept the nomination if it is offered to him.

Two minutes before noon on Sunday, Massachusetts Senator Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., manager of the Eisenhower campaign, walked into a packed press conference at Washington's Shoreham Hotel. Smiling across a paper-littered table at 150-odd newsmen and photographers,...

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