National Affairs: Arkansas Travelers

In the hot, green little (pop. 7,200) town of Warren, Ark., scene of the annual Bradley County Tomato Festival, country families left off from their Saturday-morning shopping and gathered festively at the courthouse. It was a big day: two gubernatorial candidates were coming to town to preview a political campaign that will mean more to Bradley County—and the rest of Arkansas—than just tomatoes. The two candidates are the chief rivals, in the July primaries, of none other than Orval Eugene Faubus, twice-elected Governor, center of the Little Rock debacle that put federal troops into Arkansas to enforce the law.

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