REPUBLICANS Rolling From the rainstorm at Abilene until last week, Dwight Eisenhower's public appearances were dogged with disappointments. Sometimes the speech was good, but the crowd was poor, and sometimes vice versa.

Last week Ike was rolling. As soon as he entered the South, he began to get the kind of crowd response that his friends had hoped for since his return from Europe. The South may not contribute any electoral votes to Eisenhower, but last week it contributed something that may be more important: it helped restore Eisenhower's stature as one of the two or three figures whom this generation...

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