POLITICAL NOTES: Trouble in Texas

Tall, tough Allan Shivers had always been so successful in politics that Texas politicians had come to consider him almost invincible. Shivers himself has always been supremely confident. Two years ago he defied all the political rules of Democratic Texas when he campaigned for Dwight Eisenhower, led Texas' Democratic voters into the Republican camp.

This spring he committed even greater (for Texas) political heresy: he announced for a third elective term as governor.

Last week there were signs that Shivers, for the first time in his long political career, was in trouble. He found himself in the unusual position (for him)...

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