NEBRASKA: Down for the Count

In Republican Nebraska, the idea of a Democratic Governor seemed almost incredible. And to two-term Republican Governor Victor Anderson, 56, the idea of losing to Democrat Ralph Brooks, 60, superintendent of schools at McCook and president of McCook College, seemed completely incredible: Brooks began dabbling at politics in the early 1940s, had since become noted only for his fast-talking style (he was once clocked at 487 words in one minute) and for a speech titled "Nebraska" that he delivered more than 300 times. Last week, in fact, after the official count of the 1958 election showed that Nebraska's farm...

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