National Affairs: Laying Down the Line

Last week's theater of Democratic politics had a familiar look. In one act was Adlai Stevenson, with another skilled, polished performance. In another was Harry S. Truman, the 71-year-old trouper, still giving 'em hell.

The idea for the Stevenson script originated in the bouncy political organization of Minnesota's Democratic Senator Hubert Humphrey, whence came the suggestion that Stevenson, as a peg for taking off on the Eisenhower Administration, might recall the 1952 campaign day when both Adlai and Ike traveled to Kasson, Minn., to set forth their farm policies.

Stevenson wrote a...

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