Last week Harry Truman boarded an Air Force Constellation in Washington and headed for Arkansas, His prime objective was the dedication of the big new Bull Shoals Dam on the White River. But he succumbed to campaign fever almost as soon as he breathed the hot summer air of the outlands.

He switched from his plane to a special Missouri Pacific Lines train at Little Rock. When it pulled into the station at Newport (pop. 6,262), 84 miles up the line, patient knots of people were waiting in the heat under the platform lights. It was a sight the President could...

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