National Affairs: Line of Succession

Though Ike Eisenhower's trip to Korea will be as safe as the Pentagon and Secret Service can make it, there are some who think the idea is still too risky. Shortly after the election, onetime Republican Presidential Candidate Alf Landon and onetime Democratic Secretary of War Harry Woodring issued a joint appeal for Ike to stay home for "the welfare" of the American people. The appeal was soon seconded by such jittery citizens as Walter Winchell and the editors of the pro-Stevenson New York Post. Behind the concern lies an unanswered question: Who...

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