POLITICAL NOTES: Senator Barkley?

When the retiring Vice President of the U.S. packed up and headed for his old Kentucky home last January, it seemed that his distinguished political career was over. But last week the political sun shone bright on Kentucky's old (75) Alben Barkley.

Last spring, as the sassafras shoots came out, so did rumors that Barkley might run for governor or Senator. He could have stopped the talk with a sentence or two, but he did not. By last week the buzzing had spread all over Kentucky and could be heard in Washington. Tending...

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