Even headline-hardened readers of Hearst's Los Angeles Herald & Express (circ. 305,056) were astonished last week by the seven-column streamer: LINK MARGARET TRUMAN-ADLAI IN ROMANCE.
Underneath the headline were pictures of the couple that "may walk down the aisle together." Said the story:
"Hottest and most romantic rumor in California political circles today was that Governor Adlai Stevenson and Margaret Truman may make a trip to the altartogether. Political gossips point out that the Democratic presidential nominee was almost unknown until Margaret's papa, President Truman, lifted him from comparative obscurity and let it be known that he favored Stevenson.
"And the President fought so...