TEXAS: Flour Salesman

Texas last week buzzed with a rumor. Franklin Roosevelt having come and gone after conferring a Federal Judgeship on 39-year-old Governor Allred (TIME. July 18), the story was that there had been a political deal: Son Elliott Roosevelt had got his friend Mr. Allred the Judgeship and Mr. Allred would help Elliott get elected to office, perhaps the lieutenant-governorship in 1940. Prompt and explicit in his comment was Son Elliott: "I do not plan to run for any political office now, two years from now or four years hence."

Texas' biggest political news of the week was. however, the race...

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