National Affairs: THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT

Few nominees of a great American party were as little known nationally as Adlai Stevenson was six months before his nomination. In the week of Jan. 20, Stevenson burst into bloom. That week: 1) Truman called Stevenson to Washington, offered to support him for the presidency; 2) Stevenson appeared on TIME'S cover; 3) he made a good speech in New York to the National Urban League. The New York Times's Arthur Krock called it "Stevenson Week." In spite of this, and much subsequent publicity, Stevenson trailed far behind Kefauver and Eisenhower (but 1%...

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