National Affairs: Ike's Fourth Week

Backstage at Denver's Coliseum one night last week, Dwight Eisenhower ran a hand over his bald head. "I want to be sure everything is on straight," he quipped. Then, as Colorado's Governor Dan Thornton boomed out an introduction, blue velvet curtains opened and the green Chevrolet convertible in which Ike sat rolled out on to the floor of the arena, made a half circle and came to a stop. Stepping briskly up the steps to the podium, Eisenhower began a speech which foreshadowed the kind of presidential campaign he hopes to make.

Changing Trains. Addressing himself primarily to the Eisenhower clubs which...

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