TENNESSEE: Bachman's Wake

Nathan Lynn Bachman, junior Senator from Tennessee who died of heart disease in Washington (TIME, May 3), was last week laid to rest in his native Chattanooga. His funeral was attended by a host of friends from Washington and all over Tennessee. The assemblage was not only sorrowful. It had some of the exhilaration of an oldtime Irish wake, and the chief intoxicant was politics. In hotel lobbies, even in the church, mourners peered at their fellows and whispered in little groups. "Who is So-&-So backing?" "There's Such-&-Such—what does he want?" The...

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