It was not a ground swell, but some waves were forming:

¶In Dallas, a small circle of aroused ladies formed the "Americans for National Coalition," composed a letter, and sent copies far & wide. The letter said in part: "There is now a greater need for change in the executive branch of our Government than ever before . . . We, a group of interested citizens in the great Southwest, feel that the greatest service can be rendered our country through . . . the drafting of ... Dwight D. Eisenhower."

¶In Fort...

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