POLITICAL NOTES: The Pot Boils, Nov. 6, 1950

No radio escaped, no television set was free of the hoarse exhortations and stylized imprecations of eager candidates. Professional and earnest amateur, statesman and anxious hoddypoll, they were shoving and jostling for the last, few, fatal votes from the indifferent and the uncertain:

¶ In Massachusetts, the Republicans' spry old (69) ex-Lieut. Governor Arthur W. Coolidge reacted to taunts about his age by challenging his Democratic rival Governor Paul A. Dever, to a 100-yd. race. "And furthermore," said Coolidge (a fourth cousin of Calvin Coolidge), "I'll give him a handicap of a foot...