National Affairs: Lesser Words

While all ears were cocked to catch the word from Ike, last week's politicking produced some audible lesser words across the U.S. Items:

¶ In Texas 17 newspaper publishers, polled (at the Texas Daily Newspaper Association meeting in Dallas) on whether Ike could carry Texas again, voted nine no, eight yes. Those who felt that Texas still likes Ike in spite of the gas bill veto advanced a homey piece of logic to back their argument: Texas still has more gas consumers than gas producers.

¶ In Maryland, Democratic War Horse Millard Tydings, 65,...