Stumping in South Succotash

Reagan visits "real people, "then returns to real problems

Ronald Reagan was wearing a dark blue suit with a white handkerchief deftly planted in his breast pocket—the standard uniform of many a presidential tour. But he was also wearing a pair of rubber rain boots, hastily borrowed from a local farmer named Greg Miller. The occasion: a quick stop in Fort Wayne, Ind., where for a few minutes last week the President joined a crew of flood-control workers in passing sandbags to be stacked along the muddy banks of the swollen St. Mary's River.

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