National Affairs: Against Trumanism

Ever since the Democratic Convention in Chicago, Virginia's Senator Harry Byrd has been picking apples and refusing any public commitment either to Stevenson or Eisenhower. Last week, in a radio address, he came out of his political orchard. Said he: "I will not, and cannot, in good conscience endorse the National Democratic platform or the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket." But he did not, in so many words, ask anyone to vote for Eisenhower.

He had hoped, said Byrd, that Stevenson "would give assurance that, if elected, he would change the course of Trumanism, a continuation of which . . . means ultimate disaster ......

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