National Affairs: Umbrella, Anyone?

Shortly before President Eisenhower took off for his flying inspection tour of the drought-parched Southwest in January, Stanley Walker, onetime Manhattan newsman, now a Texas rancher, turned out a dismal preview of the scene for his old newspaper, the New York Herald Tribune (1956 "was the year the windmills pumped air ... the termites ate the onions"). Last week Walker wrote again, this time with refreshing jubilance. Said he in the Trib: "Texas is turning green . . . like some beautiful, bewildering mirage . . . The reaction to the President's drought-study tour was friendly . . . but the...

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