TENNESSEE: Ready for Trouble

Boss Ed Crump of Memphis planned to provide Tennessee with a new U.S. Senator next year. Toward this end, Mister Crump last week formally and cynically gave the boot to his servile servant, Senator Tom Stewart.

Not that "Sleepy Tom" Stewart had done any wrong. Like Tennessee's other Senator, choleric old Kenneth McKellar, he knew where Mister Crump stood on most issues and acted accordingly. When anybody, anywhere, took Mister Crump's name in vain, Tom Stewart was likely to rise up on the Senate floor to defend "the South's greatest leader."

But bumbling Tom Stewart had little appeal at the polls. The...

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