DEMOCRATS: The War for Texas

One night last week the telephone jangled in the big colonial Governor's mansion on the hilltop at Austin, Tex. The White House was calling Governor Stevenson. This was a rare occasion. Tall, leathery Coke Stevenson is no ardent New Dealer.

The President's voice was warm, friendly, urgent. He and the Governor had "many things" to discuss. Could the Governor drop everything and come right up to Washington for a little talk?

Coke Stevenson hastily stuffed his briefcase full of facts & figures on Texas industries and boarded a Washington plane. Air travel was a...

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