National Affairs: Rre at Will

Meeting by accident across the street from a Tampa cigar factory last week, the two leading contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination interrupted their Florida primary campaigns just long enough to exchange a few good-humored jeers. Spotting an unopened box of cigars in Estes Kefauver's hand, Adlai Stevenson asked in mock reproof, "You're not accepting corrupting gifts publicly?" then added, "I got corrupted ahead of you, Estes. They gave me a box at the first factory I visited."

While the two chatted, Adlai's Florida campaign manager slyly pinned a Stevenson button on Kefauver's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!