"As Maine goes, so goes Adams," quipped political funsters last week. And Republican National Chairman Meade Alcorn's telephone jangled with morning-after calls demanding that it better be soon. California's Bill Knowland, running hard, but behind, for Governor, said Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams should resign "immediately." New York Senate Candidate Kenneth Keating added "and for the good of the country." Moaned Arizona's Barry Goldwater, running for a second Senate term: "The harm has already been done."

Three months ago Ike had met a similar barrage with his now-famed "I need him." But last week an aide at the Summer White House...

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