DEMOCRATS: Into the Background

While the big cameras and spotlights followed the victor, the defeated candidate was quietly moving into the background. Last week, accompanied by Campaign Manager Wilson Wyatt and Administrative Assistant Carl McGowan and their wives, Adlai Stevenson left Springfield in a private plane and flew off to Tucson, Ariz. Stevenson's old friend Dick Jenkins, a rancher, greeted them at the airport; within a few minutes the party was driving south through the desert to Jenkins' La Osa ranch on the Mexican border.

There Adlai Stevenson was put up in a restored, 200-year-old building which had been converted from a church into...

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