National Affairs: Just the Beginning

Just before 8 o'clock one morning last week, Ike Eisenhower drove up to a sleek DC-6B at Denver's Stapleton Airport, to embark on his long-promised big drive for the presidency. At Ike's insistence ("This is one thing I'm odd about"), the 20 members of his staff and 30 newsmen climbed aboard the plane first.* Then Ike swung through the door and the "Eisenhower Special" was off to Boise, Idaho.

In Boise, Ike lunched and conferred with the Republican governors of nine Western states. In late afternoon, he faced a record turnout of 19,000 of the city's 35,000 citizens to define his "middle...

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