Ambitious Harold Stassen's careful apprenticeship for the GOPresidential nomination reached Phase Two. He had spent most of his first year out of the Navy stumping the U.S. (total speeches: 208). Last week he took off for a two months' trip to Europe.

Announcing his departure at a Washington press conference, he unrolled an itinerary that stretched from London to Ankara, including Russia in time for the Moscow conference. But what made bigger news was unconventional Candidate Stassen's choice of a traveling companion: Philadelphia's onetime G.O.P. City Committee Chairman Jay Cooke, banker, onetime senatorial aspirant, and a leading light...

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