Nation: A Fifth for Faubus

For the first time since he became Governor in 1955, Arkansas' Orval Faubus went sleepless on election night. Seeking a fifth two-year term, Faubus faced five opponents in the Democratic primary. Observers thought the vote would be tight, and many had visions of a runoff election against Segregationist Congressman Dale Alford or moderate ex-Governor Sid McMath. As it turned out, Faubus could have stood in bed: he pulled in about 52% of the votes, more than the combined total won by Alford, McMath and three other also-rans. The one place where his opposition beat him was Pulaski County, home of Little...

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