U.S. At War: As Goes Kentucky

Politics in the Bluegrass State is usually as hot as a searing gulp of straight Kentucky corn, as close-fought as a banner-year Derby. This year's gubernatorial elections are no exception. At the post in the Democratic primary this week:

Favorite: Joseph Lyter Donaldson, 52, candidate of the State machine. Gaunt-framed Donaldson is bank president in his home town of Carrollton, and as State Highway Commissioner has been the chief patronage dispenser in Governor Keen Johnson's Democratic administration.

Outsider: Ben Kilgore, 42, bushy-browed independent, for ten years executive secretary of the State...