National Affairs: Tke CORRUPTION ISSUE: A Pandora's Box

WHILE the presidential campaign was still in its infancy, Democrats Harry Truman and Adlai Stevenson decided to blow the lid off the issue of corruption in government. "Racketeers," cried Truman in describing the members of the Eisenhower Administration for the edification of fellow Democrats at the Chicago convention. Far from disavowing Harry's reckless wording, Nominee Stevenson last week charged that a "contagion of Republican misconduct and corruption . . . has marked the Eisenhower Administration from start to finish."

Republicans cheerfully accepted the challenge to debate the issue of evil in government operation. In cold fury, Dwight Eisenhower replied to Truman and...

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