A month ago Tom Dewey promised that when the campaign got rolling he'd work at it 18 hours a day. Up to last week he remained relatively quiet. Then, in two highly effective TV appearances, Dewey got to work. His objective: to win that almost indispensable state, New York, for the Republicans.

Fully aware of New York's highly developed social conscience, Dewey first turned his attack on Alabama's Senator John J. Sparkman. The Democrats' man, said Dewey, is "the Jim Crow candidate for Vice President." Sparkman, who had just completed a three-day tour in upstate New York, "brings into this...

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