National Affairs: Very Poor Sportsmanship

Bitterly, passionately Alabama's Senator James Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin harangued his colleagues last week on this theme: that the election last November at which he was defeated by John Hollis Bankhead was conducted with dishonesty.

Forthwith the Alabama House of Representatives passed a joint resolution declaring that: "The said J. Thomas Heflin has during the greater part of his tenure of office . . . made Alabama the laughing stock of the Union by his bigotry, lack of religious tolerance and the lack of many of the courtesies expected between one gentleman and another."...

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