DEMOCRATS: A Social Visit

During the first week of President Eisenhower's illness, nearly all Democrats tiptoed in the political corridors and spoke in hushed tones that told of genuine personal sympathy for Ike. Among Democratic presidential hopefuls, only Stevenson (who expressed his fervent hope for the President's recovery) was visibly active—and he was obviously embarrassed by the attention that focused on him while he fulfilled some Texas engagements of long standing.

In midsummer, Stevenson had contracted to make a nonpolitical speech as part of the "Great Issues" series being put on by the University of...

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