NEVADA: Frazzled Cord

For 30 years Businessman E. L. Cord talked rarely and acted boldly; as a result, out of ships, airplanes, automobiles and real estate, Cord built a financial empire. Starting in 1956, he also got his feet wet in Nevada politics (as a state senator), and enjoyed the sensation. By last spring, as a result, a new empire was shaping up. A Cord machine dominated the state Democratic convention, paved the path for Errett Lobban Cord to become governor (TIME, May 19).

But apparently Businessman Cord forgot that successful politicians talk often and...

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