NEBRASKA: Roosevelt & Olsen

Because he has a rude majesty of statement that rivets the attention, a man named George W. Olsen has all Nebraska by the ear. George, say Nebraskans, is "a character"; and they look at their newspapers every day to see if George has cut loose again.

George Olsen is a 62-year-old bus boy in an Omaha war-plant cafeteria. He became the Democratic candidate for Governor (TIME, April 24) by the magic virtue of his Scandinavian name, as Nebraskans traditionally put their political trust in Scandinavians.

Nebraska is almost as Republican as Mississippi is Democratic. To win, Democrats want a rootin'-tootin' campaign....

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