NEW YORK: But Not Goodbye

Tom Dewey managed to keep the secret a secret until he walked into the governor's office in Albany, N.Y. one morning last week, handed eager newsmen copies of his ten-word statement: "I shall not be a candidate for re-election next fall."

Then he sat down to explain why he was abandoning all claim to the most powerful governorship in the U.S. at an age (48) when most politicos are just hitting their stride. First, his blood pressure was low from fatigue, and the bursitis in his right shoulder had reduced his usual eight-hour...

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