THE ELECTION: How They Took It

Wrote Columnist Barry Gray in the pro-Stevenson New York Post: "[We] put our hands under our chins and press upward to bring our countenance back into a semblance of normalcy." The dominant feeling among Democrats was surprise. The abundant talk in the last few weeks before E-day about a switch to Stevenson had not prepared them for what was, in fact, an overwhelming switch to Eisenhower. A New York grocer named Vincent Goluch took it hardest, turning in five false fire alarms the morning after election (as he turned in the sixth, police arrested him). In San Antonio,...

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