DEMOCRATS: Everybody's No. 2

(See Cover) Behind wailing police sirens, a cream-colored Cadillac sped into Abbeville, La. from the dusty airport, rolled on past the white-columned courthouse, and pulled up in front of the Candlelight Restaurant. Missouri's Senator Stuart Symington unfolded his long (6 ft. 2 in., 183 lbs.), well-tailored frame from a rear seat and, ringed by Louisiana politicos, strode inside to start shaking hands. As photographers flashed away, Abbeville's Mayor Roy Theriot bounced forward to get his picture taken with Symington and Louisiana's own Senator Allen Ellender. "I'm going to pose with two...

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