National Affairs: Man with Music

Next year South Carolina will swear in a new governor to replace old (74) James Francis Byrnes, who may not succeed himself under the state's one-term law. Last week, with the filing deadline past, the voters found the Democratic Primary (June 8) narrowed to two candidates.

Lester Lee Bates, 48, is a loud-talking, nondrinking, nonsmoking insurance-company president from Columbia. Bates, who ran a poor second to Byrnes in 1950, never stopped campaigning Accompanied by a male quartet (later built up to a mixed octet), he has hustled around the state speaking at family...

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