National Affairs: Wildcatter

Oklahoma's Democratic Senator Robert Samuel Kerr began seeking his $10 million fortune by drilling oil wells in Oklahoma City right up to the lawn of the State Capitol. Last fall Bob Kerr began drilling a political wildcat which he hopes will lead to a better-known piece of public property.

He spudded in his campaign for the White House with a series of tub-thumping speeches through the Middle West, where he is best known. Publicly he was all for re-electing Harry Truman; on the side he was busily lining up the pols for himself, if...

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