DEMOCRATS: The Human Pinwheel

From Miami to Minneapolis, through nine states and across 3,600 miles. Adlai Stevenson went whirling across the U.S. landscape last week, spouting sparks and smoke. He showered scorn and anger on all Republicans, but saved his biggest rockets to lob at Dwight Eisenhower and members of his personal and official family. Such pyrotechnics did not go unappreciated. Time after time, voices in his small but enthusiastic audiences cried out, "Give 'em hell, Adlai." And the new Adlai, when he heard, would grin and crack back: "I'm doing my best."

In his liveliest campaign week to date Adlai Stevenson:

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