THE CONGRESS: Victory & Defeat

In a hospital room in little Lafayette, Ala. one day last week a fleshy, feverish old man lay still in the grip of lobar pneumonia. Having passed through several days of delirium, he did not know what day it was and he was too tired to ask. That was just as well. It was Election Day, and no one wanted to tell J. Thomas Heflin that at 68 he had again lost his chance to get back into the U. S. Senate.

Last week's election for the Democratic nomination to fill the unexpired...

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