U.S. At War: Birthday Reminder

The word went round that Governor Tom Dewey, the glistening dark horse who pretends to be invisible, would make a "significant" political speech. His own assistants passed the word. (This was a change in Dewey technique; hitherto newsmen have been cautioned before each Dewey utterance: don't try to find any significance; the Governor is merely tending to his state knitting.) For his venture into significance, Tom Dewey chose as a date his 42nd birthday; as the place, the ninth annual prize exhibit of New York news photographers.

Said the Governor: "There have been increasing signs . . . that our newspapers are...

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