ELECTIONS: Lesson in Oklahoma

In the key election in Oklahoma's second District, Democrat William G. Stigler (a half-Choctaw) beat Republican Edwin Oliver Clark (a quarter-Choctaw) for Congress by 3,700 votes. The election was advertised as a crucial test of whether the long Republican trend could be stopped (TIME, March 27). Both sides had poured in money and big-gun campaign speakers.

Tone of the G.O.P. campaign was set by rich, aging Senator Ed H. Moore, who used to be a Democrat until he sickened of the New Deal. Cried he: "I hate and detest the New Deal with...

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