National Affairs: Cherry Turnover

In Arkansas' Democratic primary last month, first-term Governor Francis Cherry ran 45,000 votes ahead of his nearest opponent, Orval E. Faubus, but two other candidates received enough votes to force Cherry into a runoff. In the overtime period, the game got rough.

Faubus, onetime highway director for ex-Governor Sid McMath, was accused of attending Commonwealth College in the Ouachita Mountains. Commonwealth, which folded in 1940, was later branded a Communist-line school by the U.S. Department of Justice. Faubus admitted he had hitchhiked to the school from his Ozark home in 1935 to accept a proffered scholarship, spotted the Red danger signals after...

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