THE CAMPAIGN: Midwestward Ho!

In clouds and swarms, the politicians, pundits and pollsters descended on the Midwest. Not since the great locust plagues of the 1870s had the farm states seen such an invasion: candidates criss crossed one another's paths, columnists probed and interviewed, and any farmer who had not been polled by the pollsters felt sadly neglected. The consensus at week's end: Adlai Stevenson has cut into Dwight Eisenhower's farm strength, but not by enough to win the national election.

Democrat Stevenson was leaving no field unplowed in his effort to win the Midwest. Following up his defense of continuing surpluses and...

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