In a DC-6 equipped with desks, typewriters and mimeograph machine, Adlai Stevenson, wearing a most un-Western Homburg. set out last week to conquer the West. This is a critical battleground, for the ten states which Stevenson plans to visit have 83 electoral votes, and though nine of the states went Democratic in 1948 most of them were very close.

In Denver, the first stop on his tour, Stevenson was greeted at the airport by Colorado's Republican Governor Dan Thornton, who was sporting an Ike button. In a dinner speech, Stevenson delivered a graceful rewrite of Harry Truman's Labor Day strictures...

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