POLITICAL NOTES: Hot Rock of Hot Springs

"It's not a question of who will win," said Sid McMath with a jaunty grin. "Instead, it's a matter of adding to our majority." Handsome, breezy Sidney Sanders McMath, a hot rock from Hot Springs, was out to win his second term as governor of Arkansas.

He hustled around the state in a chartered plane, reciting his achievements and promising more of the same. At every stop he also took a couple of lusty licks at Benjamin Travis Laney, the wealthy, 53-year-old former governor and Dixiecrat leader who had come out of...

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