Alabama: Scalded

After the Kennedy Administration won its fight to "liberalize" the power ful House of Representatives Rules Committee in 1961, one of its hand-picked new members was Alabama's Democratic Representative Carl Elliott.

The appointment gave Elliott, a self-styled "Southern liberal," power and prestige in the House. But in Alabama, where liberals are not very popular, it got him into a lot of hot water. And last week that water boiled over.

Because of failure to reapportion Alabama's districts, candidates for all eight of the state's House seats ran at large. In last week's Democratic pri mary, Elliott, 51, stood ninth and, after...

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