National Affairs: Free-for-AII

Mississippi's special election on Nov. 4 to fill the U.S. Senate seat of the late Theodore G. Bilbo (TIME, Sept. 1) was shaping up last week as a mighty free-for-all. Four candidates had already entered the race, and several more were in the offing. The best early bet to win seemed to be shrill, old Congressman John E. Rankin, whose friends claim that he can "out-Bilbo Bilbo."

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