Politics: Toward Nov. 3

The preliminaries were almost over. At Hershey, Pa., the Republican Party, after months of internecine strife, went a long way toward binding up its wounds. The Democrats are about to launch their campaign with next week's national convention in Atlantic City. The machinery of the great quadrennial U.S. exercise in politics was oiled up and ready to move toward Election Day, Nov. 3 (see following stories).

In their Hershey meeting, the Republicans merely papered over some of their internal fissures, but enough were fully healed to permit Dwight Eisenhower to dismiss "any uncertainties I may have felt as to...

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