National Affairs: More Than Orchid-Bearers

In Denver last August, Dwight Eisenhower said to a group of women campaign workers: "I'll tell you this, if the women don't get on the campaign train, I'm going to get off." The women responded by turning out in droves to work for Eisenhower, not only as orchid-bearers and stenographers, but as policymakers, strategists, speakers and doorbell ringers. Political reporters and politicians agree that the women's vote was an important factor in Ike's victory. By last week it was a good bet that Ike was giving careful consideration to the possibility of appointing...

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