The 46 county seats of South Carolina were wide awake last week. Through them since early summer had been traveling two political circuses: a party of eight candidates stumping for nomination as Governor; a trio wrangling over a Senatorship. The nation watched the trio for in it was Senator Ellison DuRant ("Cotton Ed") Smith, 74, dean of Senate Democrats (30 years), upon whose classic brow Franklin Roosevelt had placed his angry Purge mark. Governor Olin Dewitt Talmadge Johnston, 41, was the Purge's agent and candidate. Third man was State Senator Edgar A....

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