TEXAS: Barbecue in Austin

France's Henry IV, not a bad politician himself, put it neatly: "I wish that every peasant may have a chicken in his pot on Sundays." Governor Wilbert Lee ("Pass the Biscuits, Pappy") O'Daniel of Texas, campaigning for re-election last summer, went way beyond Henry. When he spoke at a crossroads, the melodious and hospitable Governor often wound up: "Come down to dinner at the Governor's mansion some time. . . ." Last week 25,000 Texans took him up on the invitation, trooped to Austin to a barbecue after his inaugural. The inaugural itself was simple—with the Governor requesting more...

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