POLITICAL NOTES: A Feud in the Desert

The political climate in Utah (pop. 860,000) rarely erupts in thunderstorms visible beyond the border. But for three years, chain lightning has crackled between snow-capped Senior Senator Arthur V. Watkins and volcanic ex-Governor J. (for Joseph) Bracken Lee. Watkins cannot forgive Lee a long record of sheer perversity—outspoken criticism of President Eisenhower, opposition to federal income tax, foreign aid, federal aid to education and Arthur V. Watkins. Lee cannot forgive Watkins for having openly supported a Republican candidate in 1956 who beat Lee out in his bid for an unprecedented third...

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