The Press: The Swing to Ike

In the South, the editorial pages of dozens of papers last week were a surprise. Never before had so many Southern dailies come out for a Republican candidate. Such big dailies as the Richmond News Leader, Dallas Times-Herald and Birmingham News, which are traditionally Democratic, are supporting a Republican this year for the first time in their history. Another switch came from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, whose editorials by Virginius Dabney backed the New Deal and earned him a reputation as one of the South's leading liberals. Wrote Dabney, explaining why his paper is...

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