Politics: Eye for an Aye

Arkansas' Democratic Representative Dale Alford is an ophthalmologist—and he knows how to interpret political eye-charts. Alford's Fifth District and Democrat Wilbur Mills's neighboring Second have been merged by congressional redistricting; running against Mills, a twelve-term veteran and chairman of the key House Ways and Means Committee, Alford's rating would be about 20/200. Until a few weeks ago, Alford showed signs of trying instead for Foreign Relations Chairman J. William Fulbright's Senate seat. But after Fulbright returned to Arkansas last fall and hit the hustings in preparation for 1962, Alford's chances seemed...

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