National Affairs: Death & Texas

Two other Democrats at last week's Governors' Conference made news:

¶ Texas' Governor Allan Shivers, who led his state to Eisenhower in 1952, put it on record that he will bolt again if Stevenson runs again in 1956. "I don't think he is suitable timber," Shivers explained. "I don't think he has the qualifications from any standpoint." Rather than support Stevenson, said Shivers, he would accept "practically anybody" the Republicans nominate, but he especially eulogized Ike for doing "an outstanding job" as President. "He has brought peace . . . Today we have both peace and prosperity. A few years ago many...

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