January is the month for old Governors to retake their oaths of office, for new Governors to be sworn in, for state legislatures to begin their bickerings on school children and concrete highways.

Last week the following Governors were among those who found themselves in the news:

Alabama. Governor-elect Bibb Graves shares the office of Governor William W. Brandon, famed poker player with a faithful Negro servant (TIME, Dec. 6), for the 20 days preceding the inauguration on Jan. 17. They both wish to watch the legislature's special session. Never before has...

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