National Affairs: The Progressive Pacemaker

Irving McNeil Ives had no hankering after the headaches that go with the $50,000-a-year job of running New York State. He liked his Senate job in Washington, and the specter of a rough-and-tumble campaign this fall was not pleasant to contemplate. Mrs. Ives agreed. "All I want to do," she sighed, "is go home and raise petunias." But last week, after hours of maneuvering with Tom Dewey (see above), Irv Ives yielded to his strong sense of party loyalty and agreed to run. He has no brown derby, no winning ways, no fiery mannerisms. Although he once taught public speaking, he...

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