Sick & tired of J. Thomas ("Tom-Tom") Heflin's threats to contest the election which dropped him out of his comfortable U. S. Senate seat in 1930, an Alabama legislator named Coates rose in Montgomery in 1931, declared: "No man in Alabama during the last quarter of a century has received greater gifts within the range of the electorate of this State than has J. Thomas Heflin."

But if Mr. Coates or any other Alabaman thought he could shame torrid Tom Heflin he did not know old Tom. Not only did Tom Heflin contest the...

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