DEMOCRATS: Shakedown Cruise

Testing out his 1956 campaign, Adlai Stevenson ranged across the U.S. last week on a shakedown cruise. From Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco and New Jersey he fired broadside after broadside at the Eisenhower Administration. On theDemocratic quarterdeck behind him stood the strategists, watching to see which salvo would be most damaging.

Sailing into Detroit's Cadillac Square for a Labor Day appearance, Stevenson drew aim on domestic issues. Before a crowd smaller in size and enthusiasm than those of other Detroit Labor Days, he blasted the G.O.P. for what he called "ugly patches of poverty and insecurity which still...

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