National Affairs: Why Not Better?

In Michigan last week, nearly 100,000 people turned out to see Eisenhower as he whistlestopped across the state.

Contributing mightily to the general excitement and confusion was the erratic behaviour of the Eisenhower train. At Saginaw, Ike had barely opened his mouth to say "Ladies & gentlemen . . ." when the engineer sent the Eisenhower train rolling inexorably away from the assembled crowd. At Lapeer, the next stop, the train again pulled out before Ike could speak, then halted some distance off, where Ike and Mamie began to sign autographs. As the train started up for the second time, Ike caught...

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