National Affairs: Boss Byrd's Man

Harry Flood Byrd, Virginia's junior U. S. Senator, was not a candidate for his old job as Governor of the State in last week's Democratic primary. Nevertheless he found himself the major issue in a three-cornered campaign for that office. The candidates were: Norfolk's Joseph T. Deal, a onetime Representative, Louisa's W. Worth Smith Jr., a State Senator, and Tazewell's George Campbell Peery. Because Democrat Peery was favored by Senator Byrd, Messrs. Deal and Smith centred their fire on the "Byrd machine," lambasted the Senator's "boss rule" of the State. But Virginia Democrats...

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