POLITICAL NOTES: Third Man's Theme

From a raised platform at one end of the Cabinet Room in Washington's Willard Hotel, long-legged Harold E. Stassen surveyed the crowd of more than 100 newsmen gathered before him. Then the onetime Republican wonder boy, now the middle-aged (44) president of the University of Pennsylvania, threw his hat into the ring. "With all humility," said Stassen, he was joining Ohio's Robert Taft and California's Earl Warren in open pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination.

The announcement was no great surprise, and his first campaign pronouncement was even less so. Striking out...

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