National Affairs: Bigger & Warmer

Heading west from Illinois early last week, Adlai Stevenson had two major objectives—to fire Democratic enthusiasm in California and to undermine the threatening Democratic revolt in Texas. To meet this challenging assignment, the governor sat up night after night, working on his speeches until 2 or 3 in the morning. The result was speeches of a vigor and emotional appeal which Stevenson had seldom achieved before.

At Salt Lake City, he was greeted by crowds that were larger than those which had turned out for Ike the previous week. Stevenson discussed America's destiny and the pressures of cold war. Said he: "The...

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