National Affairs: Finish of Fergusonism

Democrats of Texas last week held their run-off primary to nominate a governor. The candidates: Ross Shaw ("Big Fat Boy") Sterling, wealthy publisher of the Houston Post Dispatch (circulation: 69,000), chairman of the State Highway Commission; and Mrs. Miriam A. ("Ma") Ferguson, onetime (1925-1927) governor. No. 1 Sterling stumpster: Governor Dan Moody. No. 1 Ferguson stumpster: Husband James E. ("Farmer Jim") Ferguson, removed by impeachment from the governorship in 1917. The issues: "Fergusonism"; "Common People" v. "Millionaires." Never before had Texas been through such a bitter personal campaign as followed the...

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