National Affairs: A Glint in the Eye

Last week President Eisenhower gazed on the towering edifice of the McNary Dam, then pointed to a wispy, grey man on the speaker's platform. Said Ike: "My good friend, Senator Guy Cordon, for the past ten years has labored tirelessly to complete this project." Ike's words came as a sincere—and politically priceless—tribute to Oregon's Republican Cordon, who in his quiet way has made himself influential among G.O.P. Senators. This year Cordon is in a desperate fight for re-election against his Democratic opponent, Richard Neuberger, a state senator and free-lance writer.

Neuberger got off to a big head start. Last winter, while Cordon...

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