TEXAS: Maverick Out

Hardworking, pugnacious Maury Maverick last week got bulldogged in San Antonio's political arena. Up for re-election as mayor, Maverick was caught 1,183 votes short in the mayoralty runoff. The winner: tall, grey-haired, machine-tooled Charles Quin (TIME, May 26), the man Maverick had defeated two years ago.

Toward the end of the campaign Maverick was a sick man. Between rallies he stayed in a hospital, sent out copies of Henley's Invictus to assure his friends that his head was "bloody, but unbowed." But he knew he was cornered. Fortnight ago Quin had led him...

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