POLITICAL NOTES: Torchlights in Havana

Fifteen hundred people, four horses and one pigeon turned out in the center of Havana, Ill. (pop. 5,000) one night last week for a torchlight parade. On North Plum Street the pigeon left the parade and soared in an easterly direction to carry the tidings to Harry Truman in Washington. The message, which the Pres ident had already gotten from sources faster than a carrier pigeon,* was that Scott Lucas, majority leader of the U.S. Senate, had officially decided to seek reelection.

The parade followed Senator Lucas to the Havana high-school gymnasium...

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