The Press: St. Friskin's Day

Arthur Krock, Washington bureau chief for the New York Times, ordinarily does not attempt lighthearted satire, much less write in iambic pentameter. But last week Krock tried both. Occasion: such Taft tactics as the attempt of his supporters to bar Texas delegates for Eisenhower on grounds they are really Democrats and "to discourage Democrats who are ready for political conversion." Krock prepared for keynoter MacArthur "In Metrical Praise of a Steamroller," a parody of Henry V's speech to his outnumbered followers (Shakespeare's Henry V, Act IV) before their victory at Agincourt on St....

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