POLITICAL NOTES: Bilbo Rides Again

Moonlight flooded the courthouse square at Laurel, Miss, one night last week as a big, enthusiastic crowd gathered to hear a home-town boy, Lieut. Governor Carroll Gartin. 41, open his campaign for the Democratic senatorial nomination. The traditional statue of a Confederate soldier and one of a bowed, weeping woman (the crushed South) overlooked the scene. Gartin, handsome and well-bred, is generally considered the most promising politician to arise in the state for many years.

Gartin attacked the voting and attendance record of incumbent Senator James 0. Eastland. Then he startled—and delighted—rednecks...

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