Politics: After Orval?

Ulcer-ridden and looking somewhat haggard, Arkansas' four-term Governor Orval Eugene Faubus, 52, had just announced that he would not seek re-election this year—and last week a motley line of would-be successors was forming.

Among the likely Democratic candidates: U.S. Representative Dale Alford, an ophthalmologist who became a career segregationist; ex-Governor (1949-53) Sid McMath, a moderate who prides himself on his progressive attitudes on most issues; Attorney General J. Frank Holt, also a moderate; former State Senator Marvin Melton, onetime president of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce; Kenneth Coffelt, an out-and-out segregationist who has promised to "expose the scandals in...

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