POLITICAL NOTES: Texas Knockdown

Undaunted by 100° heat, two slugging Texas Democrats mixed it up last week in the rousing, extravagant kind of party club fight Texans love.

In one corner, the titleholder: U.S. Senator Ralph W. Yarborough, 55, darling of the state's liberal Democrats ("Put the jam on the lower shelf where the little fellow can reach it"). Elected last year to fill out the unexpired term of Price Daniel, who left the Senate to run successfully for Governor, Ralph Yarborough now wants the full six-year term.

In the other corner: Multimillionaire Contender William A....

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