National Affairs: Scourge of the Rascals

In his 39 years of campaigning, hymn-singing, Bible-quoting Charles William Tobey had won more public offices—including the governorship and a seat in the U.S. Senate—than anyone in New Hampshire; he had never been beaten. Last week for the first time, aging (70) Senator Tobey was running hard. He was up against a hard-swinging, 35-year-old war veteran named S. Wesley Powell.

Wes Powell, an aerial gunner who was wounded seriously by German flak in World War II, came back home to serve as $10,000-a-year aide to New Hampshire's senior Senator, Styles Bridges, who is no...

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