National Affairs: Washed Out

Cloudbursts in Texas last week took at least 20 lives and incidentally washed out enthusiasm for Texas' Senatorial campaign. The 27 spellbinding candidates (Goat Gland Doctor Brinkley withdrew) slogged down in the gumbo.

Attorney General Gerald Mann, leading in the polls (27%), baited by supporters of New Deal Candidate Lyndon Johnson, began losing his preacher's temper before less excited audiences. Governor O'Daniel, second by poll (25.6%), acted as though he couldn't make up his mind whether he really wanted to leave beautiful Texas after all. Martin Dies (23.7%) had developed a strange, ethereal...

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